Adina Sommer`s Rare Antique Maps and Contemporary Art
Europam et Asiae Partem / Imperium Romano-Germanicum / Italia Secundum Dominatus..
|Giovanni Battista Nicolosi (1610 –1670) was a priest and cartographer commissioned in 1652 by the Propaganda Fide to produce this atlas, which was first issued in 1660. It became Nicolosi's Dell' Hercole e Studio Geografico,. The 4 sheet maps of the continents have become highly sought after by collectors, incorporating Nicolosi's meticulous work and novel presentation style. It contains a double-hemisphere world map, largely derived from Nicolas Sanson, and is a model of clarity, omitting any decorative features. The four maps of North America, 'Mexicum', contain many more place names in this second edition. South America and Africa are oriented with South at the head of the sheets, echoing the Italian maps of Africa from the previous century by Ramusio and Bertelli.|
|Title||Europam et Asiae Partem / Imperium Romano-Germanicum / Italia Secundum Dominatus..|
Map shows Europe, on inset map Italy and Germany ( Imperium Romano Germanicum).He was following the tradition of Italian mapmakers of the 16h Century, such as Bertelli and Ramusio.
|Place of Publication||Rome|
|Dimensions (cm)||77,5 x 89,5|
( A reproduction can be ordered individually on request. )