Bolivia and Western Amazzonia

Ignazio Danti1565/1575

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

Palazzo Vecchio Museum
Firenze, Italy

The painting shows Bolivia and the western part of Amazzonia; in the scroll appear signs that are deliberately unintelligible. Photo: Rabatti&Domingie


  • Title: Bolivia and Western Amazzonia
  • Date Created: 1565/1575
  • cartographer: Egnazio Danti
  • Theme: map
  • Physical Dimensions: w73 x h117 cm (Complete)
  • Original title: Bolivia e parte occidentale dell'Amazzonia
  • 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


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