BGJC-352

Antique Map of the East Indies by Rossi (1683)

  • Condition: Fair, age-related toning. Some soiling, repair on folding line and right part of the map including the top right corner. Blank verso, please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1683
  • Overall size: 59.5 x 47 cm.
  • Image size: 58 x 44.5 cm.
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Description: Antique map titled '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 (..)'. Decorative map of Southeast Asia, northern Australia and the islands of Melanesia. Depicting Malaya (Penisola di Malacca), Sumatra, Java, Celebes, Nova Guinea, and Nuova Olanda (Australia).

Artists and Engravers: 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.