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Early Italian Printing of Jacob Van Deventer's Map of Holland

Fine example of Zaltieri's rare map of Holland, first pubished in Rome in 

Zaltieri's map is based upon a wall map of Holland by Jacob Van Deventer, the father of Dutch cartography, which was first copied by Michael Tramezzino in Rome in 1556.

The original map map by Van Deventer is believed to have been compiled around 1537 and  printed in 1542, although there is no surviving example of the map. There was a later edition of the map in nine sheets published in Antwerp in 1558 by Bernard van den Putte, which survived in a single example (Stadtbibliothek of Breslau), but which was destroyed during the Second World War. 

The map was first engraved in Rome by Tramezzino in 1556,  whose work was in turn copied by Zaltieri and Camocio in the 1560s.

States of the Map

There are two states, one with Zaltieri's name and one without.  Bifolco believes the state with Zaltieri's address is the second state. Other experts believe it to be the first state.


The map is rare on the market. 

We note two examples at auction in the past 30 years (Sothebys 1992 and Christies 2006).

Condition Description
Minor spotting.
Bifolco-Ronca #304