1 April 2014
FLORIMI, Matteo (ca 1540-1613). Sena Vetus Civitas Virginis. Siena, ca 1600.
Engraved bird's-eye view of Siena, image 375 x 508 mm (399 x 531 mm sheet.) A key along lower margin.
AN EXTREMELY RARE MAP OF SIENA. This is a reduced copy of the celebrated map of Siena by the Italian mannerist painter Francesco Vanni (1563-1610). Matteo Florimi was a publisher active in Siena, many of his maps and views appear in "Lafreri" atlases. See Florilegium cartographicum van der Heyden "Matteo Florimi" 43.
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