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CHATELAIN, H. - Carte du gouvernement militaire de la République de Venise . . .

CHATELAIN, H. -  Carte du gouvernement militaire de la République de Venise . . .
CHATELAIN, H. - Carte du gouvernement militaire de la République de Venise . . .
Date: Amsterdam, 1720
Size: 390 x 462 mm.
Colouring: Uncoloured.
Condition: Very good impression.

Description

Very decorative folio sheet with five engraved views in Venice: "Vue de la Palace de St. Marc" (Piazza San Marco), a birds-eye map of "L'Arcenal", "Autre vue de al Place de St. Marc", "Course des Gondoles" and a close view of gondolas with a lot of people on the bridge above.
The extensive text discusses the organization of Venice, its economy, armies, life, major edifices, etc. From Chatelain's monumental 7 volume "Atlas Historique". In upper right margin: 'Tome 2, No 76'.

Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684 – 1743) was a Huguenot pastor of Parisian origins. He lived consecutively in Paris, St. Martins, London (c. 1710), the Hague (c. 1721) and Amsterdam (c. 1728). He is best known as a Dutch cartographer and more specifically for his cartographic contribution in the seminal seven volume Atlas Historique, published from 1705 to 1720.
The atlas, though published anonymously, is generally known to have been the work of the Chatelain family. Ground-breaking for its time, this work included studies of geography, history, ethnology, heraldry, and cosmography.
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