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Il Regno di Napoli by Cantelli da Vignola (bigger version)

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Il Regno di Napoli by Cantelli da Vignola (bigger version)

Author: Cantelli

Year/Period: 1600's

Size:Inches:32 X 40
CM:81 X 101

Price: $529.99


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Giacomo Cantelli da Vignola (1643 _ 1695) was an important Italian cartographer and engraver active in 17th century Modena. Cantelli da Vignola is best known for pioneering the Italian style of fine bold engraving that would eventually be embraced and expanded upon by Vincenzo Coronelli. Vignola based his works, with maps covering several regions of Europe and the Mediterranean basis as well as Asia, on earlier maps as well as the accounts prepared by travelers and merchants of journeys to foreign lands. Despite an impressive corpus of work, with his ''''''''Mercurio Geografico'''''''' in 1688, little is known of Vignola and his life. This particular map of the Regno di Napoli has two elegant cartouches. In the one on the top right there is a dedication to a local Cardinal.

Engraving Information:

This artistic reproduction of a vintage map was made using modern graphic procedures, but obtaining the results found in the antique copperplate engraving technique, as one can easily find out by lightly rubbing his/her finger on the map. This map, which is an exact reproduction of the original antique, is printed on cotton paper panels which are glued and mounted on a cotton cloth background "a stacchi" (slightly separated from each other), in order to allow for folding and easier transport. Finally, map is water-colored by hand making it a truly unique piece, worthy of the original old print.