An atlas of the Seven Years' War with a map of the American thea
Description: An atlas of the Seven Years' War with an extra map of the American theatre of war,
Atlante Geografico Composto di Sette Tavole rappresentanti i Paesi che sono Il Teatro della Guerra Cominciata l'anno MDCCLVI. Venice: Pietro Bassaglia, 1758. Original colour. Oblong folio, stitched; letterpress title with publisher's colophon & eight maps in original colour.
An antique atlas published in the third year of the Seven Years' War (1756-63), which was fought in Europe by Britain, Prussia and other German allies against France, Austria, Spain, Russia, Saxony & Sweden. The seven maps are of Bohemia, Westphalia & Lower Saxony, Lausitz & Silesia, Moravia, Northern Germany, Pomerania & Prussia and the course of the Rhine. At the end is the additional map, in the same style, showing the eastern coast of North America. Based on Bellin's map, it shows the conflicting territorial claims of the British and French. It is included in this series because the region became another theatre of the Seven Years' War, with Britain fighting the French and their Indian allies, eventually driving the French out of Canada.
[Ref: 12821] £3,500.00 ($4,375 • €4,060 rates)
- Number: 1090336
- Dealer: Massimo Martini / Altea Gallery / London