Adina Sommer`s Rare Antique Maps and Contemporary Art
Flandria, Brabantia, et Holanda Nuova.
|Girolamo Ruscelli (1518-1566) was an Italian polymath, humanist, editor, and cartographer active in Venice during the early 16th century. Ruscelli is best known for his important revision of Ptolemy's Geographia, which was published post humously in 1574. It is generally assumed that Alexius Pedemontanus was a pseudonym of Girolamo Ruscelli. In a later work, Ruscelli reported that the Secreti contained the experimental results of an ‘Academy of Secrets’ that he and a group of humanists and noblemen founded in Naples in the 1540s. Ruscelli’s academy is the first recorded example of an experimental scientific society. The academy was later imitated by Giambattista Della Porta, who founded an ‘Accademia dei Secreti’ in Naples in the 1560s.|
|Title||Flandria, Brabantia, et Holanda Nuova.|
Map depicts Belgium with Brügge, Gent, Antwerp and Brussel and total Netherlands with Rotterdam. Aslo showing partly France with the cities Arques, Calais, Boulogne and partly Germany with Cologne.
|Place of Publication||Venice|
|Dimensions (cm)||19 x 24,5 cm|
( A reproduction can be ordered individually on request. )