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- Published: Mollo , Vienna
- Published date: 1827
- Technique: Copper engraving / Original color.
- Type: Antique Map, map
- Category: Americas
- Issue date: 1827
- Size: 445 by 330mm (17 by 13 inches).
- Stock number: 17029
- Condition: In excellent condition. 445 by 330mm (17 by 13 inches).
Article descriptionOriginal antique copper engraving after Fr. Schmitz, in contemporary original color in outline. Detailed map of the Americas, showing North America with Russian America, Greenland and the West Indies. A good and clear map, showing very well the political divisions of the various states (the North American free-states are shown in blue outline color). Below the title we find a mileage scale and a table with various colors to explain the various possessions of the different countries in North and South America. Tranquillo Maria Laurentio Mollo (August 10, 1767 - March 29, 1837) was Vienna based Swiss/Italian graphic designer, printer, art and music dealer, and publisher active in the late 18th and early 20th centuries. From about 1792 Mollo worked with the Vienna firm Artaria and Company. In 1798 he separated from Artaria to found, along with partner Franz Bernardini, his own music, art, and map publishing company, T. Mollo and Co. The partner collapsed after one year and Mollo took a new partner, Domenico Artaria, a scion of the Artaria family. In 1802 Mollo and Domenico acquired Artaria and Company from Carlo Artaria. Domenico and Mollo parted ways in 1804, after which Mollo published independently. Under his own imprint, he became one of Austria's most important globe and map publishers. He collaborated extensively with English and French publishers to bring French material to his work. Among his more significant collaborators was the Vienna publisher Joseph Dirwaldt. In 1832 Mollo passed the company to his sons, Eduard (1799-1842) and Florian Mollo (1803-1869). The Mollo brothers ran the business until 1839, three years after Tranquillo Mollo's death, before dividing the concern into separate business. Mollo married Dorothea Defelavis († 29. Juli 1822). (Wikipedia)
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