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France

Stefano Bonsignori1576

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

The scroll reads: "France once called transalpine Gaul was divided into Comata and Bracata. It took the name Gaul from Galate son of Egyptian Hercules…It was all called France from the Franconian, who under Feramondo came here to live". Photo: Rabatti&Domingie

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  • Title: France
  • Date Created: 1576
  • cartographer: Stefano Bonsignori
  • Theme: map
  • Physical Dimensions: w111 x h115 cm (Complete)
  • Original title: Francia
  • 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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