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Stock# 59225
Description

Middle section of Paolo Forlani's rare 3-sheet map, covering South Poland, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Ukraine, Bulgaria, with Transylvania in the center.

Krakow appears in the north, with the Danube River crossing from the northwest to the southeast part of the map, which includes Ragusa (Dubrovnik) in the bottom right corner.

The map is quite rare on the market.

Reference
Szántai, Gastaldi 4 (a-d); Woodward, Forlani 62; Tooley, Italian Atlases 29; Szathmáry 62
Paolo Forlani Biography

Paolo Forlani (fl. ca. 1560-1571) was a prolific map engraver based in Venice. All that is known of his life are his surviving maps and prints, of which there are almost 100 (185 with later states included in the total). He also produced a globe and two town books.  It is likely he came from Verona and that he died in Venice in the mid-1570s, possibly of the plague.