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The scroll reads: "They are so swampy and filled with brush that during summer traders nor foreigners from other countries can go. But during winter it is easier, being such swamps frozen and everything is covered with snow. This nation is filled with Honey and Wax and with wonderful furs, especially of zibeline and ermine". Photo: Rabatti&Domingie

Details

  • Title: Latvia and Lithuania
  • Date Created: around 1565
  • cartographer: Egnazio Danti
  • Theme: map
  • Physical Dimensions: w99 x h116 cm (Complete)
  • Original title: Latvia e Lithuania
  • 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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