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Giovanni Maria Cassini was a Rome based Italian globe maker, geographer, engraver, and cartographer active in the later part of the 18th and early 19th century. Cassini is best known as a globe maker and is considered the last of the great 18th century globe makers.
He learned etching and engraving by working in Rome as a pupil of Giambattista Piranesi. His maps are distinctive for their fine engraving, dark strong impressions, and elaborate distinctive cartouche work. Unlike many map and atlas publishers of the period, Cassini did all of his own engraving work - thus impregnating each map with his unmistakable style. Though he produced a significant corpus of well regarded work, his main cartographic work was the Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale which he published in 1792-1801.