Roma Antiqua

Reference: S39331
Author Ferrando BERTELLI
Year: 1568
Zone: Rome
Printed: Venice
Measures: 245 x 180 mm
€1,300.00

Description

Rare archaeological map of the city, based on the model of the so-called map of the war of Naples of 1557 - engraved by Nicolas Beatrizet for the publisher Antonio Lafrery - oriented with the north to the right. The new fortifications commissioned by Pope Paul IV are reported. From the archaeological point of view, given the small size of the work, it is very synthetic.

"It is a copy of the previous map by Paolo Forlani and is referable to the printing house of Ferrando Bertelli. In addition to appearing in some large sixteenth-century collections (Biblioteca Estense and Strabo Atlas of Munich) the map is also included in the collection "Civitatum aliquot insigniorum et locorum, magis munitorum exacta delineatio: cum additione aliquot insularum principalium", published by Ferrando Bertelli in Venice in 1568". (see B/R p. 2353).

Etching with engraving, printed on contemporary laid paper, with wide margins, in perfect condition.

Literature
Bifolco - Ronca, Cartografia e Topografia italiana del XVI secolo (2018), p. 2353, tav. 1211; Destombes (1970): n. 201; Meurer (2002): n. 146; Tavernari (2014): n. 141; cfr. Caldana (2013): p. 79; Marigliani (2007): n. 48; Nordenskiöld (1981): n. 12(2); cfr. Valerio (1998): p. 42, n. 2.

Literature

Bifolco - Ronca, Cartografia e Topografia italiana del XVI secolo (2018), p. 2353, tav. 1211.

Ferrando BERTELLI (attivo a Venezia seconda metà del XVI secolo)

Bertelli family represents the largest group of publishers, engravers, cartographers and merchants of prints of the sixteenth century. Ferrando Bertelli was the most productive, active between 1570, the 1560th, but maps of the last quarter of the century are known by the names of Andrea, Donato, Lucca, Nicholas and Peter. This was mainly active in Padua, where he led a workshop in letterpress and engravings. The earliest records show the asset at the date of 1589 as an engraver of several plates for an edition entitled Diversarum nationum habitus which was published in collaboration with Alciato Alciati. Pietro Bertelli had a library in Padua "the banner of the Angel". At his death the business was inherited by his son Francis. Bertelli was wandering engraver, copperplate engraver and publisher, print dealer active in Venice between 1561 and 1572. We do not have the precise biographical Bertelli. He teamed with Camocio and the Forlani for the edition and trade cards and plants, they should also become the core business of spreading in the city by Italian and foreign ones, increasing the development of cartography. As a publisher chalcographer emerged from his workshop papers invention of Giacomo Gastaldi, Pirro Ligorio etc.. Although numerous papers of Drawings of the most illustrious cities and fortresses in the world (Venice 1568) bear his signature. Of 1572 is his last edition, the famous islands, harbors, fortresses … Sig.ria subject to Venice, a collection of 88 maps and charts, loose and perhaps already published some of them attributable to the engraving by Martin Rota Sibenik . Later, Ferrando mapss were reprinted by Donato Bertelli (by which we can not determine whether there were family ties) and Donato Rascicotti. Bibliography: Valerio, Cartographers Veneti, p. 149.

Literature

Bifolco - Ronca, Cartografia e Topografia italiana del XVI secolo (2018), p. 2353, tav. 1211.

Ferrando BERTELLI (attivo a Venezia seconda metà del XVI secolo)

Bertelli family represents the largest group of publishers, engravers, cartographers and merchants of prints of the sixteenth century. Ferrando Bertelli was the most productive, active between 1570, the 1560th, but maps of the last quarter of the century are known by the names of Andrea, Donato, Lucca, Nicholas and Peter. This was mainly active in Padua, where he led a workshop in letterpress and engravings. The earliest records show the asset at the date of 1589 as an engraver of several plates for an edition entitled Diversarum nationum habitus which was published in collaboration with Alciato Alciati. Pietro Bertelli had a library in Padua "the banner of the Angel". At his death the business was inherited by his son Francis. Bertelli was wandering engraver, copperplate engraver and publisher, print dealer active in Venice between 1561 and 1572. We do not have the precise biographical Bertelli. He teamed with Camocio and the Forlani for the edition and trade cards and plants, they should also become the core business of spreading in the city by Italian and foreign ones, increasing the development of cartography. As a publisher chalcographer emerged from his workshop papers invention of Giacomo Gastaldi, Pirro Ligorio etc.. Although numerous papers of Drawings of the most illustrious cities and fortresses in the world (Venice 1568) bear his signature. Of 1572 is his last edition, the famous islands, harbors, fortresses … Sig.ria subject to Venice, a collection of 88 maps and charts, loose and perhaps already published some of them attributable to the engraving by Martin Rota Sibenik . Later, Ferrando mapss were reprinted by Donato Bertelli (by which we can not determine whether there were family ties) and Donato Rascicotti. Bibliography: Valerio, Cartographers Veneti, p. 149.