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Anafi, Cyclades

Lasor, a. Varea Alphonse [also known under the pseudonym R Savonarola.] Anafi. "Namphio" Padua : ex typographia olim Frambotti, nunc Jo. Baptistae Conzatti. 1713
Copper engraved map of Anafi from Lasor's "Universus terrarum orbis scriptorum calamo delineatus ... qui de Europae, Asiae, Africae, & Americae regnis, provinciis, populis, civitatibus....". Modern hand colour; half page surrounded by text; text to verso. Title above just touching printed area"Anaphe".

The map is from the plate of Rosaccio in his Viaggio da Venetia a Constantinopoli.published in 1598. [ Zacahrakis;2973/1955] Good impression ; modern hand colour; mounted.

Lasor a Varea, Alphonse:
Alphonsus Lasor a Verea was the cartographic alias of Raffaello Savonarola (1680--1748), a monk who worked in the monastery library in Padua.

Lasor's 2 volume"Universus terrarum orbis scriptorum calamo delineatus ... qui de Europae, Asiae, Africae, & Americae regnis, provinciis, populis, civitatibus...."is a historical dictionarywith an extensive glossary of terms, and an overall wealth of practical information about the geography and cartography of the time and includes a large number of maps [approx 252] and views taken from old plates dating from a century or more earlier. The plates are taken from Valeggio's Raccolta, 1595, Porcacchi's Le Isole più famose del mondo, 1572, Rosaccio's Viaggi a Costantinopoli, 1598 ,Magini's Geografia, 1596 and Bertelli's Tavola moderne di geographia... c 1570

Guiseppe Rosaccio's " Viaggio da Venetia a Constaninopli. . . " first appeared in Venice in 1598 published by Giacomo Franco, who also engraved many of the maps.
In the first edition the plates appeared within the letterpress with the title of the book above.
Navari notes that the maps may first have appeared in the little known work" Raccolta da disegni di tutti le ciità et fortezza di mare che sono nel viaggio a Constantiopli" published in Venice a year earlier [1597] and that some of the plates were engraved by Natale Bonifacio
Zacharakis:1851/1223; Cox II, 542: 'a most remarkable book'; Graesse IV, 115; Sabin 39133; Shirley BL, T.LAS-1a. 104 by 175mm (4 by 7 inches).   ref: 2887  €200

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