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Rara carta della Toscana pubblicata da Matteo Florimi a Siena nel 1600 circa e basata sulla cartografia del Bellarmato. Inusuale e decorativa coloritura d’epoca. Girolamo Bellarmato (Siena 1493 – 1560) fu matematico, ingegnere, architetto e cartografo. Lavor in diverse citt italiane e francesi, soprattutto come architetto militare. [cod.1250/15]
Lovely engraved map based on the cartography by C. Franz Radefeld (1788-1874) showing the North and Central Italy with insets of regions around Frosinone. From the “Meyer’s Neuester Zeitungs Atlas” published by Bibliographischen Instituts in Hildburghausen in 1849-52. The innovation of this work is that almost all maps had small inserts showing richly detailed maps of major cities and their surrunding areas: so [cod.266/15]
Uncommon copper engraved panorama of Florence 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.
Nice and detailed map of Tuscany with inset Val di Magra area with Sarzana, Massa and Carrara from “Parallela geographica Italiae veteris et novae”, a rare work by Philip Briet published in Paris in 1649 at Sebastian Cramoisy. [cod.280/15]
A beautiful well engraved view of Florence by Johan Georg Merz after Werner from the very rare serie La famosa e meritevole città di Firenze, cioè i più considerabili prospetti delle Chiese, Residenze, Pallazzi, Piazze e Ville published in Augsburg, 1735. Cfr. British Museum 1897,0113.56
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]
Very fine prospect plan of Siena from the Merian’s Topographia Italiae published in Frankfurt 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. She became a pioneering naturalist and illustrator. Two of their sons followed Merian into publishing. In Frankfurt Mattheus Merian spent most of his working life and with Martin Zeiller (1589-1661), a German Geographer, and later with his own son, he produced a series of Topographia consisting of 21 volumes including a very large number of town plans as well as maps of most countries. He also took over and completed the later parts and editions of the Grand Voyages and Petits Voyages originally started by De Bry in 1590.
Detailed map of Tuscany and the State of the Church including a decorative cartouche with title and St. Peter and Paul. 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 […]
Very rare map engraved by Elias Baeck from ?Der curiose und .. Nssliche Dollmetscher..? published in Augsburg in 1748. The map has decorative cartouche and a nice original colouring. Missing in many reference. [cod.262/15]
Uncommon regional map showing Tuscany after the third independence war so with the new name of “Toscana” without the ancient title of “Gran Ducato”. The map was finely engraved by Pietro Allodi after a drawn by Filippo Naymiller. From Atlante di geografia universale: cronologico, storico, statistico e letterario. Milan, 1860 at Tipografia Pagnoni. Includes a second sheet of text providing really interesting geographical and statistical information on Florence and the other cities of the Italian region.
A very fine map from the first edition of “Geographia di Claudio Tolomeo” by Girolamo Ruscelli published in Venice in 1561 at Valgrisi. There is a really interesting Italian text on verso that describes the early history and geography of the area. A feature of this first state is that some maps haven’t the platemark at top because two maps were engraved on the same plate and the resulting sheet halved. [cod.263/15]
Nice and detailed map from “Parallela geographica Italiae veteris et novae”, a very rare work by Philip Briet published in Paris in 1649 at Sebastian Cramoisy. [cod.272/15]