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Very fine view of Gaeta from Zeiller’s “Itinerarium Italia Nova Antiqua” published by Merian in Franckfurt in 1640. Mattheus Merian was a notable Swiss engraver, born in Basle in 1593, who subsequently studied in Zurich and then moved to Frankfurt where he met Theodore de Bry, whose daughter he married in 1617. They had numerous children together, including a daughter, Anna Maria Sibylla Merian, born in 1647. [cod.456/15]
Copper engraving from “Curioses Staats-Kriegstheatrum in Bayern, Franken, Hispanien, Italien” published in Amburg in 1702 by J. Stridbeck and his son J. Stridbeck Junior. [cod.105/15]
Nice view of the town of Ostia in Lazio from Lo Stato presente di tutti i paesi e popoli del mondo by Thomas Salmon published in Venice at Albrizzi. The engraver is F. Zucchi (1692-1764).
A fine and very rare view of Piazza Navona in Rome engraved with great care by Pierre Aveline. Published in Paris in 1690. Below a key listing 9 point of interest.
Pierre Aveline (Paris, c.1656 – 23 May 1722) was a notable engraver but also a print-publisher and print-seller. He probably trained with Adam Pérelle and, like him, specialized in topographical representations. He engraved in suites many views of Paris and of provincial, European and African cities, mixing etching and burin.
Nice and detailed map of Lazio from Rome to Formia. From “Parallela geographica Italiae veteris et novae”, a rare work by Philip Briet published in Paris in 1649 at Sebastian Cramoisy. [cod.307/15]
Decorative pictorial map of Lazio published in Brescia exclusively for school’s teachers.
Shows the major towns and their most characteristic building, streets, agricultural and famous products.
Nice and detailed map of Lazio centered on Rome from “Parallela geographica Italiae veteris et novae”, a rare work by Philip Briet published in Paris in 1649 at Sebastian Cramoisy. [cod.306/15]
Scarce map of the Jesuits Maire and Boscovich, resulting from their geodesic survey of the Rome-Rimini meridian published in 3 sheets in Rome in 1755. The important map was joined then dissected into 24 segments and mounted on linen. [cod.1053/15]
Nice panorama of Ostia in Lazio. From “Topographia Italiae” by M. Merian published in Franckfurt in 1688. Mattheus Merian was a notable Swiss engraver, born in Basle in 1593, who subsequently studied in Zurich and then moved to Frankfurt where he met Theodore de Bry, whose daughter he married in 1617. They had numerous children together, including a daughter, Anna Maria Sibylla Merian, born in 1647. She became a pioneering naturalist and illustrator. […]
Attractive, uncommon and anon 1850 folding map of Rome dissected and backed on linen based on Letaroully plan of the city published in 1843. Probably printed in Germany the plan has a key to 96 point of interest. Embellished by floral decoration around.
Large-scale panoramic view of Rome, by Georg Balthasar Probst after a drawn by Friedrich Bernhard Werner, who made a large series of engravings of European cities in this format. Depicting the city from a slight elevation, not quite a bird?s-eye view, but related to the tradition of earlier cartography that combined maps and landscape drawing published by Braun & Hogenberg (1572-1617), Jan Jansson (1596-1664) and others. [cod.1192/15]
Merian’s panoramic view of Rome is a reduction of Antonio Tempesta’s monumental map of 1593. Oriented with north to the left, it shows the city at the height of the Italian Renaissance. The projection provides a particularly graphic view of many of the important buildings, churches and monuments with the Tiber River in the foreground. From Merian’s Topographia Italiae published in Franckfurt in 1688.
A rare copper engraved panorama of Rome taken from the really uncommon “Sachsischer Postillon” a kind of historic-geographic magazine published in Vienna in 1784. At top the portrait of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III and a key to 82 point of interest numbered on the view. The author is George Hisler (signed in the lower right) who drawn Rome in curious German stile easily visible in the shape of the roofs and bell towers. Central fold as issued. In very good condition.
Detailed town plan of city and surrounding countryside. Includes coat of arms. From the Padua edition of Francesco Scoto’s Itinerario d’Italia. Names major buildings, churches, rivers, etc. The major monuments of Rome are plainly visible. [cod.324/15]
Uncommon copper engraved prospect view of Rome from Nova et Accurata Italiae Hoderniae Descriptio by Jodocus Hondius published in only one edition in Leiden by Bonaventura and A. Elsevir press in 1627. Jodocus Hondius the Elder (1563-1612), or Joost de Hondt, was one of the most prominent geographers and engravers of his time. His work did much to establish Amsterdam as the center of cartographic publishing in the seventeenth century. Born in Wakken but raised in Ghent, the young Jodocus worked as an engraver, instrument maker, and globe maker.
Striking bird’s-eye plan of Rome with decorative title cartouche, showing the city as it was c. 1550. Included are various surviving features of ancient Rome: the surrounding walls, the Pantheon, the Coliseum, the Arch of Constantine, and the Forum Romanum.
Beautifull town plan of Rome with a text about the city at right and left. Published in Bodenehr’s Curioses Staats und Kriegs Theatrum. Gabriel Bodenehr (1664 – 1758) was a copper engraver and publisher. In 1716 he bought the copper plates of Johann Stridbeck (1640 – 1716), revised and completed them with his own maps, views and plans, and published them in several works with different titles. [cod.097/15]
A fine miniature map from “Epitome Theatri Orbis Terraum” published in Amsterdam in 1602.The maps were based from those in P. Galle’s final edition of 1598 but were drawn and engraved with great care. They may be easily recognised as they have a wide border with latitude and longitude shown. [cod.305/15]
A fine miniature map from “Epitome Theatri Ortelliani” published in Amsterdam in 1595 with latin text on verso.This edition is as stated the only one not printed by Christopher Platin but by Arnoldus Coninx and is recognized as one of the best editions of Epitome released. [cod.302/15]