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Flanders, by Michele Tramezzino.

Michele Tramezzino (15?? – 1579)

Venetian printer and publisher with two workshops, one in Rome with his brother Francesco and one in Venice ‘all Insegna della Sibille’.
Both brothers, Michele and Francesco were born in Rome, although the family took refuge in Venice in 1527, fleeing the sack of Rome. Francesco returned to Rome, and Michele remained in Venice. The brothers have been printing maps, stamps and literary, historical and legal works since 1551. Their production was very copious and was always accompanied by a typographic mark that represented the figure of the Sibyl.
In 1554, Michele Tramezzino published a world map which stands on its own as a masterpiece of Renaissance cartography.

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Flandriae recens exactaq descriptio. - Michele Tramezzino, 1555.

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Item Number:  27454  new
Category:  Antique maps > Europe > Belgium
References: Bifolco-Ronca - Tav. 283 State 1, Tooley (Italian Atlases) - #198, Karrow - 56/6.1

Old, antique map of Flanders, by Michele Tramezzino.

Oude, antieke kaart van Vlaanderent, door Michele Tramezzino.

Cartographer: Gerard Mercator
Engraver: Jacobus Bossius

Date of the first edition: 1555
Date of this map: 1555
Date on map: 1555

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 39 x 52.5cm (15.1 x 20.5 inches)
Verso: Blank
Condition: Backed, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Bifolco-Ronca, Tav.283 State 1;Tooley (Italian Atlases), #198 & 199; Karrow, 56/6.1; .

Separate publication.

Rare map in its first state, copied first in 1555 by Jacobus Bossius and Michele Tramezzino after the Flanders map of 1540 by Gerard Mercator.

Michele Tramezzino (15?? – 1579)

Venetian printer and publisher with two workshops, one in Rome with his brother Francesco and one in Venice ‘all Insegna della Sibille’.
Both brothers, Michele and Francesco were born in Rome, although the family took refuge in Venice in 1527, fleeing the sack of Rome. Francesco returned to Rome, and Michele remained in Venice. The brothers have been printing maps, stamps and literary, historical and legal works since 1551. Their production was very copious and was always accompanied by a typographic mark that represented the figure of the Sibyl.
In 1554, Michele Tramezzino published a world map which stands on its own as a masterpiece of Renaissance cartography.