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- Published: Prag
- Published date: 1807
- Type: Antique Map, map
- Issue date: 1807
- Technique: Copper engraving / hand colored.
- Size: 240 by 270mm (9 by 10 inches).
- Stock number: 13176
- Condition: In very good condition. The map was originally published folded, so that the old folds are still slightly visible. 240 by 270mm (9 by 10 inches).
Article descriptionOriginal antique copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash, when published. A decorative world map by mapmaker Tranquillo Mollo, who during that period in the Austrian-Hungarian empire in Vienna and Prague. It shows the globe in two hemispheres after the newest discoveries and is nicely engraved and hand colored in outline. 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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