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Giacomo Gastaldi:  Graetia Nova Tabula

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Title: Graetia Nova Tabula

Map Maker: Giacomo Gastaldi

Place / Date: Venice / 1548

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 6.5 x 5 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $795.00

Inventory ID: 31434


Fine unfolded example of Gastaldi's modern map of Greece, one of the earliest modern maps of Greece, from Gastaldi's Geografia di Claudio Ptolemeo Alexandrino . . . ,  published in Venice in 1548.

Giacomo Gastaldi is considered as the foremost Italian cartographer of the 16th century along with Paolo Forlani. From Piedmont, Gastaldi established his reputation in Venice and was cosmographer to the Republic of Venice. Gastaldi enjoyed a productive relationship with Giovanni Ramusio, Secretary of the Venice Senate, who used Gastaldi's maps for his Navigationi et Viaggi. This map is from Gastaldi's edition of Ptolemy, Ptolemeo. La Geografia..., begun as early as 1542 and published in Venice in 1548.

References: Zacharachis 2822/1842.

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