i566 and all that. Ferando Berteli maps


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Arising out of korbens Deislanda Insula thread 1530s Iceland: Reykjahlíð vs. Saxa and Scalholdin. Vanished cities? comes a character named as Ferando Bertelli who was drawing maps in the latter half of the i500's not the 1500's as the mainstream states.
Here is a set of pictures and links for your perusal of a very recent world.
First off check out the differences between these two 'versions' of the same map. The first one in iceland the seconed in America. Notice the anglicising effort with the words and the 'missing' portion of the description?
Sneaky buggers!
Very suspicious, to me at least so not posting any more of the American links as I feel they have all been doctered so will try and find different sources.

For those that want to see the rest of the doctored American ones here's a link to the page containing links to the six the source claims to hold. Resource type: Map - Renaissance Exploration Map Collection - Spotlight at Stanford Search Results

Here is one held in a French source https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8492734c/f1.highres


Interesting chap. Term details

Ferrando Bertelli (publisher/printer; dealer/auction house; Italian; Male; 1561 - 1571; fl.)

Also known as
Bertelli, Ferrando

Book and print publisher and dealer; draughtsman and engraver. His shop was the 'Libraio all'insegna di S. Marco', in the Mercerie in Venice, which he shared with Donato Bertelli. Lafreri published a number of his plates in Rome (Huelsen). Bertelli also acquired plates of Mario Cartaro from Rome (Borroni Salvadori). He published prints after Titian, Farinati, Giulio Romano, Battista del Moro, Dürer etc. Also popular prints (Omodeo). He published maps from 1561-71 (Tooley); 14 of which were listed by Willer in his catalogue for the Frankfurt bookfair of 1573 (Bagrow). He pioneered the publication of costume prints (Omodeo). He used various engravers: Mario Cartaro, Sanuto, Cavalieri, Zenoi.

From this site Bertelli, Ferrando | Hrvatska enciklopedija translated by google translate from Croatian
Bertelli, Ferrando

Bertelli [bertöll: i], Ferrando, Italian Cartographer and publisher (Rome, XVI century). It comes from the famous Roman family of card publishers. The author of the map of Croatia and Dalmatia (1565) and Isolara (1568). In the extended edition of Isolara from 1574, 66 maps of Šibenik cartographer Bože Bonifacić were also published.

Minorca De Minorica Insula . . . Too big to upload.
Scicily Li Nomi Antichi e Moderni De l'Isola d'Sicila Too big to upload.

Very interesting. BERTELLI, Ferdinando in "Dizionario Biografico"

BERTELLI, Ferdinando in "Biographical Dictionary"

BERTELLI, Ferdinando (Ferrando, Ferrante). - Engraver, cartographic and cartographic publisher, print merchant, with workshop in Venice "under the banner of S. Marco", B. worked from 1561 to 1572, as documented by the addresses and excudit of his papers variously signed or signed " FB " or by the "incidences" that prove the debated activity of an engraver, even if it should be premised, as for the other Bertels of his family, that it is not always easy to determine which prints are actually of his hand.

We are not aware of the life of the B .: in the year 1558, the collaboration with GF Camoscio and P. Forlani for the edition and the trade of cards was advanced and postponed to 1575 (Almagià 1948, p. plants, started with reprints of old originals sold in Rome with altered date, with the purchase of branches of Mario Cartaro (Crete, Cyprus and Palestine, 1562-1563), with the later acquisition of those of Domenico Zenoi (Zenoni) , and with a massive original production, which globally amounts to no less than 200 pieces (Le Blanc cites 150). The B. also carried out an action of fundamental importance in spreading Italian and foreign papers to Venice, even with adaptations and reductions, and had lasting relations with Roman printers with exchange of branches and printed sheets.

As an engraver editor, Giacomo Gastaldi (Sicily, Moscovia, 1562, date, retouched in 1566, Germany, 1564, also engraved by Gastaldi, Asia Minor, 1564, date altered in 1570; Universal description of all the known land here, 1565, Puglia, 1567, Paduan Territory, 1568, date then altered in 1571), Pirro Ligorio (Spain), Gilles Boileau de Bouillon (Duchy of Savoy, 1562, Gallia Belgica, 1565), by Stefano di Lusignano (Cyprus, 1576), by G. Bellarmato (Tuscany, 1563), by Pietro Coppo, (Istria, 1569) and by anonymous (Corsica, 1562, Sardinia, 1562 and 1563; 1563, counterfeiting of the Eufrosino della Volpaia card, Palestine, 1563, Corfù, 1564, Italy recently brought to light, 1565, Dalmatia and Croatia, 1565, Marca d'Ancona, 1565, reproduction of an original dated 1548, Iceland, 1566 Duchy of Milan and Piedmont, 1567, Majorca, Elba). Also numerous papers of the Drawings of the most illustrious cities and fortresses of the world (Venice 1568) bear his signature. 1572 is the last edition, the famous islands, ports, fortresses ... subjected to the Sig.ria of Venice, collection of 88 papers and plants, perhaps already published loose (see collections of the Libraries Marciana and Vaticana) and some of which attributable to the engraving of Martin Rota from Šibenik.

Cards from branches of the B. were later reissued by Donato Bertelli (with whom it is not known whether there were any family relationships) and Donato Rascicotti. Also interesting are the popular prints that came out of his workshop and now very rare, such as the world upside down (1560 c.), The Mirror of human life (1566), the Arbor of madness (1568) and the Triumph of Carnavale ( 1569), and those of the profane kind, such as the important series of costumes, Omnium fere gentium nostrae aetatis habitus, published in 1563 with 64 tables (nos.61-64 are copies in counter-evidence of those of Enea Vico), in which the influence of Cesare Vecellio is evident. Of the production of mythological and religious subject, intended for a wide audience, but always finely edited, it is remembered, in addition to copies of lucky engravings (such as La Samaritana al pozzo, del Cartaro, Michelangelo, Jesus at Nozze di Cana, Marcantonio , from Raphael, in the second trial, and The Rest in Egypt, by Battista del Moro, by Titian), a series of 16 molds with the Passion of Christ, Christ healing the paralytic (1566) and the Flood, both by Michelangelo, Christ healing the sick (1566) by P. Farinati, Christ on the cross by Giulio Romano, Holy Family by B. Franco, Proserpina, Andromeda and Venus with Cupid (1566), both by Titian (but the last of his engraving and with the excudit of Nicolò Bertelli, who was a publisher and merchant of prints, very presumably his relative)
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