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View of Genoa

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Description: The Marvel of Maps: Art, Cartography and Politics in Renaissance Italy
~In his new corridor along the Belvedere Courtyard, Gregory XIII chose to represent Italy through a series of regional maps of the peninsula, a veritable cartographic achievement that, like Cosimo I’s maps of the world, had no precedent in print or in paint. The cartographic representation of Italy that Gregory had painted on the walls of the papal residence...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.171-207

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