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- Published: Vienna
- Published date: 1817
- Technique: Copper engraving / Original color.
- Category: United States
- Issue date: 1817-20
- Type: map
- Size: 320 by 447mm (12 by 17 inches).
- Stock number: 30055
- Condition: A good example, overall minor toned, some spots slightly visible.
Article descriptionOriginal antique copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash, when published. Detailed map of the United States divided into its 18 provinces and equipped with many engraved names of cities, villages and smaller places. In the lower left corner a small mileage scale. The various states are detailed shown in old outline color. Streets, rivers, mountains and many small cities and cities are engraved. The Western part of the map shows Louisiana with the neighboring New Mexico. An interesting map by the famous Austrian cartographer and publisher Tranquillo Mollo. 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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