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Italy

Stefano Bonsignori1578

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

The scroll reads: "Italo had given the rulership of the peoples in Rome to his daughter, and from her ensued the realm of Latio that passed on to Enea, whose descendants founded Rome, that after some centuries dominated almost the entire world. But being human things unstable, this, too, came to an end…But today it is peacefully ruled by its princes, who will with their knowledge and wisdom free it from great danger and ruin." Photo: Rabatti&Domingie

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  • Title: Italy
  • Date Created: 1578
  • cartographer: Stefano Bonsignori
  • Theme: map
  • Physical Dimensions: w111 x h115 cm (Complete)
  • Original title: Italia
  • 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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