Anatolian peninsula with ancient toponyms and Middle East

Egnazio Danti1565

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

The scroll reads: "Asia, the third part of the world, is bigger than Europe and Africa put together. It is divided into many provinces and regions. This province called by the ancients Asia minor, is today called Natolia or Turkey; being under the same parallels of Italy anciently it brought forward many famous and illustrious scholars; today it is entirely under the rule of the Turkish empire and all its peoples are mohammedan." Photo: Rabatti&Domingie

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  • Title: Anatolian peninsula with ancient toponyms and Middle East
  • Date Created: 1565
  • cartographer: Egnazio Danti
  • Theme: map
  • Physical Dimensions: w94 x h115 cm (Complete)
  • Original title: Penisola anatolica con i toponimi antichi e Medio Oriente
  • Historical information: The panels in the Maps'Room are 53. 30 out of these were realized by the dominican friar from Perugia Egnazio Danti, the court cosmographer from 1553 to 1575; the remaining 23 were realized by the olivetan monk Stefano Bonsignori from 1576 to 1586. The panels show all the world as known at the time.
  • Type: oil painting on wood
  • Rights: Comune di Firenze, Comune di Firenze