The scroll reads: "Saturn was the first king of this Province, once called Eterea.. they say that their emperor, called Priest John, was born from David's lineage. Thanks to the preaching of the apostle Philippe they accepted the faith in Christ, nor they abandoned it." Photo: Rabatti & Domingie


  • Title: Sudan
  • Date Created: 1579
  • cartographer: Stefano Bonsignori
  • Theme: map
  • Physical Dimensions: w115 x h117 cm (Complete)
  • Original title: Sudan
  • 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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