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Publisher: FLORIMI, M.
Title: Palermo.
Published in: Seina, ca. 1600
Size: 15.7 x 21.1 inches.
40.0 x 53.5 cm.

Condition: Short margins, with substantial loss in lower and upper right part with printed areas re-drawned. Good and dark impression.
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Rare bird's-eye view of Palermo, the plan showing the city and harbour, within the city walls, with the surrounding countryside, title and dedicatory verse set in elaborate strapwork cartouches, principal buildings and squares denoted by numbers. Numbered key (1-128) and address of publisher in bottom.

One of the earliest printed views of Palermo following the work of Braun and Hogenberg and Majorchus.
Title cartouche in upper left blocks at the top, right and left of the title, below, legend with 128 entries.

Florimi moved to Siena around 1580, where he began his flourishing business as a trader of prints and books, as well as a publisher, until 1612. In Siena he published a large number of maps and religious subjects, and enlisted the help of engravers like Agostino Carracci, Cornelis Galle, Pietre de Jode and Thomassin. He was in close contact especially with Francesco Vanni.

An unique opportunity to acquire a fine example from the Lafreri school !

Reference: Bifolco & Ronca, Cartografia e topografia Italiana, vol.III, 1170

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