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Author: GM Cassini
|Size:||Inches:||66 x 70|
|CM:||170 x 160|
SKU: ITA 19
Giovanni Maria Cassini (1745 - 1824) was a Rome based Italian globe maker, geographer, engraver, and cartographer active in the later part of the 18th and early 19th century. Not to be confused with the un-related well known French cartographic family of the same name, Cassini is best known as a globe maker and is considered the last of the great 18th century globe makers.. Unlike many map and atlas publishers of the period, Cassini did all of his own engraving work - this impregnating each map with his unmistakable style. Though he produced a significant corpus of well regarded work, not much is known of Cassini's personal life.
This artistic reproduction of a vintage map was made using modern graphic procedures, but obtaining the results found in the antique copperplate engraving technique, as one can easily find out by lightly rubbing his/her finger on the map. This map, which is an exact reproduction of the original antique, is printed on cotton paper panels which are glued and mounted on a cotton cloth background "a stacchi" (slightly separated from each other), in order to allow for folding and easier transport. Finally, map is water-colored by hand making it a truly unique piece, worthy of the original old print.