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Giacomo Gastaldi:  Germania Nova Tabula MDXXXXII (Modern Map of German Empire)

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Title: Germania Nova Tabula MDXXXXII (Modern Map of German Empire)

Map Maker: Giacomo Gastaldi

Place / Date: Venice / 1548

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 6.5 x 5 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $395.00

Inventory ID: 45118


One of the Earliest Obtainable Modern Maps of the German Empire

Nice example of Gastaldi's modern map of the German Empire, from the Netherlands to Poland in the North and covering Germany and part of Hungary in the South.

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.

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