ALBRIZZI, Girolamo. Esatta notitia del Peloponneso, volgarmente penisola della Morea, divisa in otto provincie…, Venice, Girolamo Albrizzi, MDCLXXXVII [=1687].
Girolamo Albrizzi came from a noble family of Bergamo. He founded the Albrizzi publishing house in the late 17th century. Albrizzi made use of his library and archive to compose several editions on the history of Veneto (“Protogiornale Veneto”, “Pallade Veneta”, “Giornale Veneto de' Letterati”). He also founded and directed the successful scholarly review “Galleria di Minerva”, as well as the academy of the same name. Albrizzi collaborated with Vincenzo Maria Coronelli, founder of the Accademia Cosmografica degli Argonauti, and with physician and naturalist A. Vallisnieri.
The present works includes plates with towns and fortresses of the Peloponnese. The influence of the images included in Coronelli's works is patent, but Albrizzi's collection pays more attention to details and the etching is finer. In addition, it includes views uncommon in 17th century editions.
Written by Ioli Vingopoulou
- ALBRIZZI, Girolamo
- ALBRIZZI, Girolamo. Esatta notitia del Peloponneso, volgarmente penisola della Morea, divisa in otto provincie…, Venice, Girolamo Albrizzi, MDCLXXXVII [=1687].