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China

Egnazio Danti1575

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

The scroll reads: "China…is inhabited by people very similar to Italians in their habits, and in the whiteness and quality of their body. In this province a great quantity of silk, gold, wool and cotton cloths is produced. They started using printing and artillery before us, but among other things they produce porcelain..." Photo: Rabatti&Domingie

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  • Title: China
  • Date Created: 1575
  • cartographer: Egnazio Danti
  • Theme: map
  • Physical Dimensions: w68 x h115 cm (Complete)
  • Original title: Cina
  • 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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