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Rascicotti's extremely rare map of Italy. 1664

Rascicotti's extremely rare map of Italy.

Bifolco-Ronca quotes only 1 copy of this second state (Bergamo, Collezione Moreschi), and 4 copies of the first state.

The map appears to be a faithful copy of Domenico Zenoi's work of 1567.

The sea stippling on this map is extremely fine and dense, giving an effect resembling aquatint engraving.


Donato Rascicotti (active in the 17th century)

Donato Rascicotti was a publisher, trader and printer of prints, Brescia origin but active in Venice, and perhaps also in Bologna and Rome.
He is sometimes referred to as Rasciotti and Rosigotti. According to some, he should be Donato Resegato "printer of drawings", arrested in Rome in 1577 on charges of stealing drawings from Lafreri's shop. In Venice, his shop was at the Ponte dei Barettieri. On 7 March 1598, Rascicotti obtained a 25-year privilege from the Venetian Senate to publish a new collection of topographical views and prints. He published some works by Agostino Carracci, in their first state, and republished old plates of Tramezzino and Rota.

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Item Number:  27799
Category:  Antique maps > Europe > Italy
References: Bifolco-Ronca - Tav. 927 State 2; Bifolco-Ronca Italia - Tav. 18; Borri (Italy, 1999) - #65; Karrow - 30/90.8

Old, antique map of Italy, by Donato Rascicotti.

Mappa antica d'Italia, di Donato Rascicotti.

Date of the first edition: 1599
Date of this map: 1664
Date on map: 1664

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 39.5 x 51.5cm (15.3 x 20.1 inches)
Verso: Blank
Condition: Excellent. Margins enlarged to fit in an atlas.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Bifolco-Ronca, Tav. 927 State 2; Borri, #65; Karrow, 30/90.8.

Separate publication.

Imprint: In Venetia Appresso Steffano Scolari forma a S. Zulian.
The date, MDCLXIIII, is set in a small cartouche above the title cartouche.

Dedicated to Francesco Morosini, mayor of Treviso.

Rascicotti's extremely rare map of Italy.

Bifolco-Ronca quotes only 1 copy of this second state (Bergamo, Collezione Moreschi), and 4 copies of the first state.

The map appears to be a faithful copy of Domenico Zenoi's work of 1567.

The sea stippling on this map is extremely fine and dense, giving an effect resembling aquatint engraving.


Donato Rascicotti (active in the 17th century)

Donato Rascicotti was a publisher, trader and printer of prints, Brescia origin but active in Venice, and perhaps also in Bologna and Rome.
He is sometimes referred to as Rasciotti and Rosigotti. According to some, he should be Donato Resegato "printer of drawings", arrested in Rome in 1577 on charges of stealing drawings from Lafreri's shop. In Venice, his shop was at the Ponte dei Barettieri. On 7 March 1598, Rascicotti obtained a 25-year privilege from the Venetian Senate to publish a new collection of topographical views and prints. He published some works by Agostino Carracci, in their first state, and republished old plates of Tramezzino and Rota.

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