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Giacomo Gastaldi:  Polonia et Hungaria Nova Tabula

Maps of the Baltic

Title: Polonia et Hungaria Nova Tabula

Map Maker: Giacomo Gastaldi

Place / Date: Venice / 1548

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 6.5 x 5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: SOLD

Inventory ID: 9425


Nice example of Gastaldi's map of the region bounded by Poland, Lithuania, the Black Sea and the Danube.

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.

Condition Description: Minor repairs at centerfold.

Related Categories:
Maps of the Balkans
Maps of the Baltic
Maps of Hungary
Maps of Poland

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