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Number: 3849
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Tunis, Tunisia
Year of Origin: 1574
Title: Questo e Il vero disegno de Tunis con gran parte de lafrica tratto da un disegno fatto al tempo che Il Serenissimo Imperator Carlo V lo prese lan[n]o 1535 co[n] le distancie delle terre piu Jmportante.
Language: Latin
Publish Origin: Rotterdam
Height: 31.24
Width: 46.48
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Agostino Veneziano Musi
Publisher: Petrus Palumbus Palombo
Other Contributors: Agostino Veneziano Musi
Gaspare Alberti
Northernmost Latitude: 36.81
Southernmost Latitude: 36.79
Westernmost Longitude: 10.17
Easternmost Longitude: 10.19
Measurement Notes: modern estimates
Notes: [Ruderman 61570sb image source]; original is not in the Afriterra collection. Unrecorded Early State -- Tunis Before The Siege Rare early state of this important map of Tunis, illustrating the This state of the map was not described in Bifolco-Ronca, which listed the only previously known example of the map , which depicts the fortress during the Turkish siege. In this example, probably a proof state, the military camps around the city are not drawn. The second state of the map, bears the imprint Petrus Paulus Palumbus Novarien curabat Romae anno D[o]m[ini] 1574. The map of the Palombi typography, is based on the model engraved by Agostino de Musi, as the author himself underlines in the text in the cartouche: ?tratto da un disegno fatto al tempo che Jl Serenissimo Imporator Carlo V lo prese lan[n]o 1535 (taken from a drawing made at the time). The map was first published in 1574 when the new events in Tunis, with the definitive Turkish conquest, aroused a renewed interest manifested also by the vast production of maps and plants. The work was previously known only through the example preserved at Stanford University, which bears the signature of Gaspare Alberti, successor of Pietro Palombi (cf. Bifolco-Ronca, tav. 155).
Last updated: Jan 4, 2021