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Candia
1570. Carta geografica dell'isola di Creta firmata e datata in lastra dal Nelli. La carta è orientata con l'Est in alto ed è basato sul rarissimo rilievo di Matteo Pagano, pubblicato a Venezia nel 1538. Raffigurata con la flotta veneziana a difesa dell'isola contro gli assalti dei turchi, questa rarissima carta è alle volte inserita nella rara raccolta di Simone Pinargenti Isole che son da Venetia nella Dalmatia et per tutto l'arcipelago fino a Costantinopoli (1573). Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "sirena in uno scudo con stella" (Beans 36, Heawood 21 dated 1562 - 66). Bibliografia: Zacharakis, A catalogue of printed maps of Greece, 1756; Tooley's, Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. III, p. 313. Dimensioni 135x190. This very - rare loose - sheet map of Crete carries at the lower right hand corner the name of the Venetian engraver Nicolò Nelli, and the date of the publication, 1570. Like the larger maps of The IATO these smaller ones were first issued for a loose sheet circulation, and then assembled in booklet form for interested customer. The island is shown surrounded by an armada of Venetian war ships. The map is oriented with east at the top and its shape is based on the Matteo Pagano map of the island (1538). Sometimes the map appear in the rare collection by Simone Pinargenti "Isole che son da Venetia nella Dalmatia et per tutto l'arcipelago fino a Costantinopoli" (1573). Nicolò Nelli (1530 ca - 1573) was venetian engraver of maps, portraits, religious subject and prints. He also traded in prints and published the works of Giovanni Battista Fontana and Giorgio Ghisi and had a business relationship with Bertelli en Zaltieri. Very rare. Watermark: "siren in a shield with star" ( Beans 36, Heawood 21 dated 1562 - 66). Literature: Zacharakis, A catalogue of printed maps of Greece, 1756; Tooley's, Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. III, p. 313. Size 135x190. Venezia Venice Zacharakis C. G. "A Catalogue of Printed Maps of Greece 1477 - 1800 (2009), n. 2469
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