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Giovanni Gaspare Baldoino (Jean-Gaspard Baudoin; ca 1590-1669).
Milan: Petrus Slella . 1622 - Copper engraving and etching with original colour in outline (Very Good, slightly stained, tiny holes in the left margin) 46 x 59 cm (18 x 23.5 inches). A rare separately issued map of Switzerland by the artist Giovanni Gaspare Baldoino (Jean-Gaspard Baudoin), was printed in Milan, in order to support the Catholic Church in Switzerland. A rare, separately published map of Switzerland with highly decorative colour in outline, was published in Milan in 1622. The draft is based on a late 16th century map of Switzerland by Gerhard Mercator.Although signed by the author "Gaspar Baldouino" and engraver "Paulus Slella", and decorated with a large dedication to unnamed person in cartouche, its circumstances of printing still remain largely unclear. Gaspar Baldouino, who in the cartouche above names himself as military engineer in Milan, is probably identical with the military engineer and artist Giovanni Gaspare Baldoino, or in French Jean-Gaspard Baudoin (ca 1590-1669), active from circa 1622 on. As this is most probably one of the earliest works and one of the rare works made in Milan, he is later, in 1640s, recorded in Turin, in the service of Maurice of Savoy (1593 –1657) and as a painter, designer and draftsman in Nice, France. As engineer, he designed, re-designed and restored several parts of the fortification and walls of Nice. Also many of his paintings and drawings survive in the city, as well as signed maps of Nice. He is also signed as a draftsman for engraved images, such as a frontispiece to theses by Carlo Amedeo and Ottavio Valenti … [Click Below for Full Description]
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