Nice example of one of the most important early plans of Venice.
This is the Fourth and final edition of this interesting plan, first published in 1627 by the otherwise unknown publisher Alessandro Badoer. Scolari has retouched the contours and buildings, such as the Chiesa della Salute:
The so-called "Badoer-Scolari" plan of Venice is the earliest of four basic scientific plan forms for Venice, which would influence later map makers for many years. The map was first published in 1627 by an unknown publisher and engraver, with a dedication to "AL SER.MO PRENCIPE ZUANE CORNER DUCE DI VENETIA (...) DI V.SER.TA DIVOT.MO ET AFFET.MO SER.RE ALESSANDRO BADOER FU DE F.CE."
The Badoer-Scolari plan is the first scientifically drawn plan of Venice. The contour of all of Venice is shown, as are the courses of the main canals. Important buildings and structures are represented using a perspective style, with many place names included. The Badoer-Scolari plan is also the first to includes the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore and includes many up to date details. In 1660 Stefano Scolari published several copies of the plan and included his address: STEFANO SCOLARI FORMA IN VENETIA A S. ZULIAN.
The map is very are on the market. This is the first example we have offered for sale.
Stefano Scolari was active between 1644 and 1687. He was a designer, engraver and editor from Brescia, although he practiced his trade in Venice. His shop, in S. Zulian under the sign of the Three Virtues, was one of the best known in seventeenth-century Venice. He engraved, printed, and traded in prints, particularly, maps. He specialized in the re-issue of important maps including Gastaldi's map of Lombardy and the 12-sheet map of Italy by Greuter.