A large scale map of the Province of Como
By MONTICELLI, Gaetano & MANZONI, Desiderio , 1824

Carta Topografica della Provincia di Como.

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  • Author: MONTICELLI, Gaetano & MANZONI, Desiderio
  • Publication place: Milan
  • Publisher: [Pasquale Artaria]
  • Publication date: 1824.
  • Physical description: Engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen; an inset view of Como's harbour and an inset town plan of Como; folding into original green marbled folder and slipcase, manuscript ownership inscription W. M. McKenny, Milan, 1829.
  • Dimensions: 1280 by 1060mm. (50.5 by 41.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 12882


A rare map of the Province of Como, also showing the roads from Milan to Switzerland.

The map is highly detailed: it includes cities, towns, villages, important palaces as well as geological annotations and the present and planned roads.

The dedication is to Giulio Strassoldo di Sotto (1771-1830), count of Strassoldo, governor of Lombardy and also royal Chamberlain.

A note under the title refers to a Bartolomeo Quadri as the engraver of the mountains.

Rare: Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers only mentions an 1860 reissue.


  1. Tooley’s Dictionary.
  2. Margheritis, Sinistri, Invernizzi, Peverelli, Como e Lecco 72