Rare decorative map of Africa, published jointly by Maggi in Torino and Stucchi in Milan.
The map includes a portrait of G.B. Belzoni. Giovanni Battista Belzoni, sometimes known as The Great Belzoni, was a prolific Italian explorer and pioneer archaeologist of Egyptian antiquities. He is known for having moved seven-ton bust of Ramesses II to England, the clearing of sand from the entrance of the great temple at Abu Simbel, the discovery and documentation of the tomb of Seti I (still sometimes known as "Belzoni's Tomb"), including the Sarcophagus of Seti I, and the first to penetrate into the Pyramid of Khafre, the second pyramid of the Giza complex.
The map is apparently unrecorded. A gorgeous wide margined example A gorgeous wide margined example, which was apparently intended as sheet No. 4 in Stucchi's Grande Atlante universale.