1818 Mollo Map of Persia and Arabia

PersiaArabia-mollo-1818
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Persien und Arabien nach der neuesten Begränzung, und den besten Hülfsmitteln verfasst.
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1818 Mollo Map of Persia and Arabia

PersiaArabia-mollo-1818

Uncommon Austrian issue map of Arabia and Persia.

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Title


Persien und Arabien nach der neuesten Begränzung, und den besten Hülfsmitteln verfasst.
  1818 (undated)    13 x 17.75 in (33.02 x 45.085 cm)     1 : 3310000

Description


A very attractive Austrian issued c. 1818 map of Persia and Arabia by Tranquillo Mollo. Centered on the Persian Gulf, the map covers from the Nile Valley to India and from the Caspian Sea to the Straits of Bab-el-Mandeb. It covers the modern day countries of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Iran, and parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and Jordan. Beautifully detailed throughout with stippling and shading incorporated to indicated desert regions and topography. Published in Mollo's 1818 Lehrbuch der Geographie.

Cartographer


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. 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.

Source


Mollo, T., Lehrbuch der Geographie, (Vienna) 1818.    

Condition


Good. Some margin soiling. Even toning.

References


The Huntington Library 623747. OCLC 234195675.