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Giacomo Cantelli da Vignola

Giacomo Cantelli da Vignola


Giacomo Giovanni Rossi (1627-1691) was an Italian engraver and printer. He worked in Rome, the heir to an important printing business founded by his father, Giuseppe de Rossi (1570-1639). Giuseppe began the press in 1633 and Giovanni and his brother, Giandomenico (1619-1653) took it over upon his death. The brothers expanded the business and by the mid-seventeenth century it was the best-known printing house in Rome.

For his maps, Giovanni worked with Giacomo Cantelli da Vignola. They produced the Atlas Mercurio Geografico. The first edition is undated, but the second was issued in 1692, a year after Giovanni’s death. The maps were by Cantelli. The firm also published maps based on those of Nicolas Sanson.

Later, the business passed to Lorenzo Filippo (1682-?). By 1738, the firm was known as Calcografia Camerale, then, from 1870 to 1945, as the Regia Calcografica. Today, the firm is still in business and is called Calcografia Nazionale. It operates as a free museum and offers one of the best collections of prints and plates in the world.



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1677 - L'Isole Britanniche ouvero L'Inghilterra Divisa in sette Regni, quattro de Sassoni, e Tre dell Inglesi, et il Principato di Galles. . . 1677

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Striking late 17th Century map of the British Isles, from Rossi's Mercurio Geographico. Engraved by George Widman. Includes an inset map of the Faroe and Shetland Islands.


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1689 - La Pomerania divisa in citeriore o reale, che spetta alla corona di Suezia et in ulteriore o ducale che appartiene all'elettore di Brandeburgo e subdivisa nelle parti principali che la compongono

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"Why would you not live without your joyous protector, O Pomerania, region that justly mourns the loss of its Palatine?" A scarce map of Pomerania, stretching along the coast from present-day eastern Germany to the outskirts of Gdansk in modern...


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1684 - Tartaria D Europa ouero Piccola Tartaria divisa da Giacomo Cantelli da Vignola ne Tartari Nogai e del Crim, o di Precop . . . ne Tartari di Budziack, D'Oczackow, e di Dobrus . . .Tartari Circassi . . . need Due Uckraine una abitata da Cosacchi . . .

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Rare map of the Ukraine, Georgia, Moscovy, Southeastern Poland / Lithuania and the Black Sea, by Cantelli da Vignola and published in Rome by Rossi. The map provides one of the most detailed and up to date treatments the area centered on the newly...


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1677 - La Spagna . . . 1677 (with Balearic Islands)

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Detailed map of Spain, Portugal and the Balearic Islands, from Rossi's Mercurio Geographico. Remarkable highly detailed map, engraved by Giorgio Widman. Shows tribal regions, towns, rivers, lakes, mountains, islands, bays, rivers. and many other details.


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1696 - Il Regni di Granata e D'Andalucia Descritto . . .

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Western sheet of the Cantelli-Rossi map of Andalucia and Granata, based upon the work of Cantelli da Vignola and engraved by Aubrey Barbey, who apparently engraved a number of maps for Rossi. The map shows most of Andalucia and includes the...


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1696 - Il Regno di Leone, Descritto da Giacomo Cantelli da Vigna. Geografo del Sermo. Sigr. Duca di Modena

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Antique engraved map of part of the Spanish region of Asturias, published by Giacomo and Domenico de Rossi in their Mercurio Geografico in Rome in 1696. The cartouche at the lower right aptly features the Leonese coat of arms with a rampant lion. The...


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1696 - Il Regno di Aragona Descritto da D. Nicolo Cantelli Geografo Dato in Luce...

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Antique engraved map of the Kingdom of Aragon. The map was published in Rome in 1696 by Giacomo Cantelli da Vignola and Giacomo Giovanni Rossi. The map shows the Aragon region in northeast Spain, roughly centered on Zaragosa ("Saragoza"). The map...


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1696 - Il Principato Delle Asturie Descritto . . . 1696 . . .

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Finely engraved map of the Principality of Asturias on the northern Spanish coastline, based upon the work of Cantelli da Vignola and engraved by Aubrey Barbey, who apparently engraved a number of maps for Rossi. Divided into Asturia di Oviedo and...


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1696 - Il Regno di Castiglia Nuova . . . 1696

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Antique engraved map of the Kingdom of New Castille. The map was published in Rome in 1696 by Giacomo Cantelli da Vignola and Giacomo Giovanni Rossi. The map is centered on The Tagus or Tajo River and includes Badajoz, Alcantara, Plancencia, and...


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1686 - Asia Minoris Iacobi Cantelli Vineolensis . . . 1686 [Shows Cyprus]

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Rare map of Asia Minor and Cyprus and neighboring regions by Cantelli da Vignola. The map provides a fine depiction of the region. Engraved by Francesco Donia Messis.


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1683 - La Gran Tartaria divisa nelle sue parti prinicpali . . . conforme le relazioni, che s' hanno da gl'Itineraij de P.P. della Comp di Giesu di Monsu Tavernier e dalle Raccolie di Monsi Thevenot . . . 1683

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First edition of The Cantelli-Rossi map of Grand Tartary, extending from the Caspian to Japan and the Pacific and from Tibet to the Arctic. The Great Wall is shown, along with the Gobi Desert, Tibet, Korea and elongated peninsula, curiously shaped...


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1682 - Il Regno Della China detto presentamente Catay e Mangin diviso sopra le Carte piu esatte nella sue Principali Provincie Da Giacomo Cantelli di Vignola . . . 1682

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Rare 17th Century Italian Map of China Finely colored example of this rare early map of China, Japan and Korea, along with neighboring regions, by Cantelli da Vignola and published in Rome by Rossi. The map was engraved by Giorgio Widman for Rossi's...


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1682 - L'India di qua' e di la dal Gange oue sono li Stati del Mogol e' parte del Imperio del fu prte Ianni et altri Regni di nova scoperti . . . 1682

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Nice example of the Cantelli-Rossi map of Northern India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tibet. The title carries a dedication to Jean-Baptiste Tavernier. Along the northern frontier, the map extends to Cabul, Samarkand, Nupal, Boutan and Lassa. The...


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1683 - Penisola Dell India di qua dal Gange et Isole intorno ad essa adiacenti . . . 1683

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Scarce decorative map India, Ceylon, the Maldives and neighboring regions by Cantelli da Vignola and published in Rome by Rossi. The map provides one of the most detailed and up to date treatments of the region. Includes an ornate cartouche,...


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1683 - Isole Dell'India cioe le Molucche la Filippine e della Sonda Parte de Paesi di nuova scoperta e l'Isole de Ladri ne Mare del Zud . . .1683

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Scarce first state of this decorative map of Southeast Asia and the North Coast of Australia by Cantelli da Vignola and published in Rome by Rossi. Detailed and highly decorative 17th-century Italian map of northern Australia and the islands of...


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1683 - Penisola Dell India di la dal Gange Diusa ne i Regni, che in essasi contengono et accresciuta di varie notizie. Da Giacomo Cantelli da Vignola e conforme le Relationi di alcuni Padri della Compa di Giesu di Monsu Tavernier, Mandeslo e d`altri Illustri Via

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Decorative example of the Cantelli-Rossi map of part of Southeast Asia, extending from Singapore and the Straits of Malacca in the south, to the mouth of the Ganges and southeastern China in the north, produced by Cantelli da Vignola and published in...