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Zacharias HEYNS (Attivo alla fine del XVI sec.)
Castello S. Angelo de Roma
1598. "Rarissima veduta di Castel Sant'Angelo tratta da ""Le miroir du monde, ou Epitome du theatre d'Abraham Ortelis"" di Z. Heyns edito ad Amsterdam nel 1598. La raccolta, un atlante, contiene della carte derivanti dalla produzione di Abraham Ortelius. Curioso il fatto che questa veduta sia la sola inserita nell'atlante. Xilografia, in perfetto stato di conservazione." A very rare 16th Century view of the St. Angelo Castle at the entrance to the Vatican. The work was published by Zacharias Heyns in his rare Le Miroir du Monde, ou, Epitome du Theatre d'Abraham Ortelius, published in Amsterdam in 1598. Zacharias Heyns was the son of Peter Heyns, who wrote the rhyming text for Ortelius' Spieghel Der Werelt, first published in 1577. Zacharias Heyns Le Miroir du Monde . . . was likely an attempt to continue the success of his father, although the maps bear no connection to Ortelius' work. As noted by Burden, all of the maps for this work are woodcuts, making it one of the last atlases to employ this means of printing. The atlas is highly sought after among collectors, prized for its rarity and the unique appearance of its maps. The second edition of 1615 is virtually unknown, with Koeman locating only 1 example at the Bibliotheque Nationale. Amsterdam Amsterdam M. Di Paola, Castel Sant'Angelo nelle sue stampe, p. 93, 29 (descritta come anonima). 175 137
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