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DURY, Andrew.

A Chorographical Map of the King of Sardinia's Dominions ... [BOUND WITH]

A Chorographical Map of the Territories of the Republic of Genoa.

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[London], printed for and sold by A. Dury, 1765

A fine example, with aristocratic provenance, of Dury's London edition of two wall-maps of North-Western Italy Borgonio's Carta corografica degli Stati di S.M. il Re di Sardegna and Chaffrion's Carta dela rivera de Genoa.

Giovanni Tomasso Borgonio (1620-83) was a Piedmontese military engineer active in the Kingdom of Savoy in the late 1770s and early 1680s, who made a series of important surveys of towns of the region, many published in Blaeu's Town Books of Italy (the Savoy (Sabaudia) volumes, Amsterdam 1682). He is however best known for his remarkable survey of the Kingdom of Sardinia, published as Carta generale de' Stati di S.A.R. in 1680.
José Chaffrion (1653-98), a Spanish military engineer, was active in Piedmont in the 1680s, producing a fine map of Liguria in 1685. Both are outstanding examples of the surveyors' art, both are very rare in the original printing and both had a huge (and long-term) influence

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Folio (54.9 x 37.5cm). General title-page in English and French and printed in red and black, 2-page index, 2-page explanations, 11 (of 12) douple-page map-sheets incl. index map, double-page index map and 8 map-sheets, all maps hand-coloured in outline, 2 leaves of text and 2 index leaves in French, printed on rectos only; without the double-page engraved dedication, title a bit browned and spotted, first map of the republic of Genoa lightly stained, a few maps very lightly browned. Contemporary half russia; extremities lightly rubbed, corners bumped.


Cox II, p.406; Shirley BL T.DURY-3a.

Stock ID:92243

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