Ecuador and Peru

Egnazio Danti1565/1575

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

Palazzo Vecchio Museum
Firenze, Italy

The scroll reads: "This part of Peru, the most famous and fertile among the other provinces, is that of Cusco, whose chief city bears the same name. This city of Cusco not only is one of the most beautiful in India but it could compete with many Italian cities. Its shape is that of a square and its streets are covered with bricks, and most of the houses are in beautiful stone." Photo: Rabatti&Domingie

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  • Title: Ecuador and Peru
  • Date Created: 1565/1575
  • cartographer: Egnazio Danti
  • Theme: map
  • Physical Dimensions: w73 x h115 cm (Complete)
  • Original title: Ecuador e Perù
  • 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