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Charming small map of the northern tip of the Adriatic Sea and the Gulf of Venice, present-day Italian region of Friuli, Slovenia and Croatia. From the Mercator Hondius “Atlas Minor” published in Amsterdam in 1648 at Jannsonius with german text on verso. In 1607 Jodocus Hondius published a reduced size version of Mercator’s “Atlas”, itself suitably titled “Atlas Minor”. [cod.414/15]
A beautiful map of Friuli in northeast Italy from the Mercator’s Italia Sclavonia et Greciae Tabula gographicae published in Duisburg in 1589 with french text on verso. Very fine original colors.
Fine map of Istria embellished by two cartouches. From the french edition of Atlas major published in Amsterdam in 1667. The famous Blaeu’s firm was founded in 1596 by Willem Janzoon Blaeu (1571-1638) then continued by his two sons Cornelius (1616-1648) and Johannis (1596-1673). [cod.018/15]
Beautifull plan of the fortified “star” town of Palmanova from the Merian’s “Topographia Italiae” published 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.
Small and important plan of Palmanova, clearly inspired by Valegio. From the very rare “Paradisus deliciarum” by Hieronymus Megiser published in Leipzig in 1610. The German artist active in Leipzig from 1592 to 1620, who signed in plate “Johan Faber Jun (ior) fe (cit),” to stand by his father who worked in the same field, was able to claim … [cod.412/15]
Veduta panoramica della citta’, incisa da A. Sommer e pubblicata ad Augsburg. Il caratteristico stile teutonico dell’autore si evidenzia nelle forme dei tetti. Rara. [cod.417/15]
Rare miniature view showing the siege of Trieste from Andreas Lazarus’s “Historischen Bilder Saals Achter…Kayser Carolo VI…” published in Nuremberg in 1740 by J.L. Buggel. [cod.418/15]