CODAZZI, Agustin (1793 - 1859). Atlas Fisico y Politico de la Republica de Venezuela dedicado...al Congreso Constituyente de 1830. Caracas: 1840
Folio (20 1/8 x 14 inches). Lithographed pictorial title-page, 8 pages of text. One double-page plate and 15 double-page sheets of maps, most of them with original hand-colour in full or part (lacking the world map, some marginal thumbing, occasional spotting). Contemporary cloth backed marbled paper boards (worn at extremities with loss).
A scarce South American atlas with maps showing the political and physical geography of Venezuela and portions of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, after the upheavals of the struggles for independence from Spain in the second and third decades of the 19th-century. Codazzi, who was originally from Italy, fought with Aury and Bolivar, and after his monumental achievement in mapping much of what is now Venezuela and Columbia became a national hero. The national geographical society of Venezuelam the Instituto Geográfico Agustin Codazzi, is named after him. Phillips 2775; Sabin 14114; Palau 55914.