Parma

Rare 1568 Lafreri school town-plan of Parma

Cartographer(s): Giulio Ballino , Paolo Forlani
Date: 1568
Place: Venice
Coloring: Uncolored
Dimensions: 26.5 x 40.5 cm (10.3 x 16 in)
Condition Rating: VG

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Description

Rare Lafreri bird’s-eye-view of Parma, engraved by Paolo Forlani and first published in Il Primo Libro Delle Citta, Et Fortezze Principali Del Mondo. This example is from Giulio Ballino’s De’ Disegni Delle Piu Illustri Citta…, published by Zaltieri.

The view is oriented to the east and is filled with many charming details, including knights on horseback, canons firing, and soldiers in march.

This engraving is dated 1567 and has Italian text and the page number 19 on the verso.

The so-called “Lafreri” school of mapmakers constitutes a loose group of engravers and printers working in Venice and Rome in the middle of the sixteenth century who often bound together collections of maps and prints to form atlases.

Cartographer(s)

Giulio Ballino Paolo Forlani

Paolo Forlani was an Italian map publisher and engraver, based in Venice and especially active in the years 1560-1671.

Condition Description

Strong print. Minor browning, foxing, wrinkling.

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