The Anatolian peninsula with modern place names

Egnazio Dantiaround 1565

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

The scroll reads: "This first painting of Asia was divided into many provinces by the ancients , all united today under the name of Turkey or Natolia that means eastern country. This province has a very temperate climate and it is the most fertile land in the world. Since this painting must be soon redone with better proportions I will not add anything else." Photo: Rabatti & Domingie

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  • Title: The Anatolian peninsula with modern place names
  • Date Created: around 1565
  • cartographer: Egnazio Danti
  • Theme: map
  • Physical Dimensions: w92 x h115 cm (Complete)
  • Original title: Penisola anatolica con i toponimi moderni
  • 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