Italian jurist and genealogist, born in Florence in 1547. In 1576 he
was in the service of Cardinal-Archduke Andreas of Austria. In 1585 he
converted to Lutheranism and spent the rest of his life in the
Protestant Imperial City of Kempten, where he died in 1626.
famous work was Principum Christianorum Stemmata [Augsburg
1612], an unusual collection of engravings showing the family trees of
the leading royal and noble houses of Europe of that time (and
unusually also including the genealogy of the Turkish Emperors).
fine decorative engravings include family trees, portraits and coats of
arms and are set against the backdrop of City views and panoramas.
Dictionary of map makers
An illustrated list of makers of maps, charts and globes from the earliest time of cartography to present.
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