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Giacomo Giovanni Rossi

Giacomo Giovanni Rossi


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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1674 - Mappa Mondo, o Vero Carta Generale Del Globo Terrestre Rapresentato in due Planisferi e novamente coretta e in piu parte Aumentts Secondo le Relatione piu recente . . . 1674

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First state of Rossi's double hemisphere map of the world, based upon the work of Nicolas Sanson, the single most important French mapmaker of the 17th Century. His modernistic approach to cartography would redefine commercial cartography over the next...


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1677 - L'America Meridionale Nuovamente corretta et accresciuta . . . 1677

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First edition of Rossi's map of South America, published in Rome. The map provides a fine detailed treatment of South America, based upon the work of Nicolas Sanson. The map is engraved by master engraver Giorgio Widman. A later edition was issued...


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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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1672 - Provincie Unite De Paesi Bassi . . . 1672

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Decorative map of the Low Countries, published by Rossi in his Mercurio geografico overo guida geografica in tutte le parti del mondo conforme le tavole geografiche del Sansone Baudrand e Cantelli. The map is colored by regions and shows towns,...


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1676 - Nova et Esatta Tavola Del Regno Di Francia . . . 1676

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Decorative map of France, published in Rome by Rossi for the Mercurio Geografico overo Guida Geografica in tutte le parti del Mondo.


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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 - Arciducato d' Austria che compone parte Circulo de Medo: nome diviso . . . 1684

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Scarce Cantelli-Rossi map of Austria, first published by Rossi in 1684. The map tracks the Danube from Passau to Pressburg (Bratislava), and from Moravia in the north to Stiria in the south.


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1678 - Stati Della Corona Di Polonia Divisa nelle sue Principali Provincie, e Palatinati Da Guglielmo Sansone Geografo del Re Christmo. E di nuovo data in luce da Gio: Giacomo Rossi, in Roma, alla Pace, l'Anno 1678

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Rare separately issued map of Poland, published by Giacomo Rossi. Rossi's maps are often based on the cartography of Nicolas Sanson, although the present example gives credit to Nicolas's son, Guillaume Sanson. This map was followed by a similar map...


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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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1683 - Ungaria Descritta . . . 1683

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Scarce map of Hungary, Slovenia and part of Croatia and Bosnia, first published by Rossi in 1683. The map extends from the Saw River and Tributaries to the area to the north of the Danube.


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1688 - [Eger, Hungary] Pianta e Bloccatura dell'Inespugnabile Cittá e Fortezza d'Agria overo Erla o Eger nell'Ungaria Superiore bloccata il P.o Luglio 1687 e Resa All'Armi Cesaree Sotto Il Comando Del Marchese D'Oria Li 2 Decembre 1687 Dalla Quale Uscirono Li T

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Rare separately published map showing the Siege of Eger, published in Rome in 1688. The Siege of Lorraine was undertaken by a Holy League force, led by Charles of Lorraine. The key at the lower left of the map shows the positions, encampments,...


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1689 - Dalmatia maritima Occidentale descritta su l'Esemplare delle Carte piu esatte dal Catnelli Vignola . . . (and) Dalmatia maritima Orientale . . . 1689

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The Cantelli-Rossi map of Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro Highly detailed map of the Adriatic Coastline, from Montenegro in the south to the coast of central Croatia (Zadar, etc.), and covering a large part of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Shows...


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1693 - Il Lazio Con le sue piu Cospicue Strade Antiche, e Moderne e principali Casali, e Teunte di esso Descriptio da Giacomo Filippoi Ameti Romano . . . 1693

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Nice example of Rossi's 4 sheet map of the Lazio region, including Rome, first published in 1693. The map shows the Lazio territory from Rome to Circeo, with incredible detail. Drawn and engraved by Giacomo Filippo Ameti. The cartouche in the upper...


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1681 - Bassa Lombardia et latre appendici . . .1681

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Scarce map of part of lower Lombardia, the Gulf of Venice and Istria, from Rossi's rare Mercurio Geografico. The map is a tremendous example of the fine topographical style of Rossi's maps, elegantly tracing rivers through steep and well defined...


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1693 - Parte Seconda Terresta del Latio, descritta da Giacomo Ameti, data in Luce da Domenico de Rossi l'Anno 1693

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Scarce map of a portion of part of the Kingdom of Napoli, centered on the Gargliano River. The map is a tremendous example of the fine topograpical style of Rossi's maps, elegantly tracing rivers through steep defined mountain valleys. Includes a key...


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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.