Very fine prospect view of Messina in Sicily from “Topographia Italiae” 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. […] [cod.467/15]
Nice copper engraving of the town from “Itinerario overo nuova descrittione dei viaggi principali d’Italia” published in Venice by Brigonci in 1665. This is the most rare Brigonci’s edition. [cod.479/15]
Decorative pictorial map of Sicily published in Brescia exclusively for school’s teachers.
Shows the major towns and their most characteristic building, streets, agricultural and famous products. (see the tuna near Favignana and the swordfish near Messina).
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.483/15]