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Bolognino ZALTIERI (fl. 1555-1576), Venice, 1569, Copper engraving (trimmed to image, otherwise in a good condition), image: 42 x 32 cm
SLOVENIA / CROATIA]. Ducatus Carniolae una cum Marcha Windorum.
- Rare map depicting what is now Slovenia and Northwestern Croatia by Bolognino Zaltieri, the only map of Carniola produced by the ‘Lafreri School’ This rare map of Carniola and the Windic Mark, by cartographer Bolognino Zalteri, embraces Slovenia, Carinthia, northern Istria and northwestern Croatia. It is the only map of Carniola produced by the 16th Century Italian school (Meurer, The Strabo Atlas, no. 34). It was based, in good part, on Wolfgang Lazius’ Ducatus Carniolae et Histriae una cum Marcha Windorum, published in Vienna in 1561. Wolfgang Laz (1514-1565), better known as Lazius, was an Austrian humanist scholar who was an accomplished cartographer, historian, and physician. Lazius became professor of medicine at the University of Vienna in 1541, and was subsequently appointed curator of the imperial collections of the Holy Roman Empire and the official historian to Emperor Ferdinand I. Between 1541 and his death, Lazius published revolutionary maps of Austria and Hungary, based upon his observations, official documents and various manuscript maps found in monastic collections. His atlas Typi chorographici provin. Austriae (1561) contained the first ‘modern’ set of maps of Austria. Impressively, the atlas’ 11 maps were all drawn in an ovoid form, mounted on the breast of the Habsburg double-headed eagle. Zalteri did not entirely rely on Lazius’ map, as he made several significant changes of his own. He omitted some of the names and translated others from German to Latin. He also shortened the description of the legend of the Argona … [Click Below for Full Description]
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