La Galleria delle Carte geografiche in Vaticano/The Gallery of Maps in the Vatican. Three Volume Set.
by Mirabilia Italiae; GAMBI, Lucio & Antonio PINELLI (eds.).
Modena:: Franco Cosimo Panini, 1994., 1994. 3 vols. Series: Mirabilia Italiae. (310 x 240 mm). [Photo-Atlas] 594; [Text. Essays and Notes] 534; [Maps] 40 separate folding maps + [index] 50 pp. 795 color illustrations [Photo-Atlas], 120 B/W illustrations [Text], 40 separate folding color reproductions of each map, indexes. Black satin covers, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles (including illus.), matching illustrated satin slipcase. Fine. ISBN: 8876862617 A gorgeously illustrated set printed in both Italian and English. Each folding map measures 465 x 600 mm. The index to the reproductions was edited by Claudio Franzoni. "[The Gallery of Maps] takes its name from the 40 maps frescoed on the walls [in the west side of the Belvedere Courtyard in the Vatican], which represent the Italian regions and the papal properties at the time of Pope Gregory XIII (1572-1585). They were painted between 1580 and 1585 on drawings by Ignazio Danti, a famous geographer of the time. Considering the Apennines as a partition element, on one side the regions surrounded by the Ligure and Tyrrhenian Seas are represented; on the other, the regions surrounded by the Adriatic Sea. The map of the main city accompanies each regional map" (Uffici di Presidenza S.C.V.). Uffici di Presidenza S.C.V. "The Gallery of Maps."
(Inventory #: GG01257)
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