Compendium Geographicum of Pedro Teixeira

Compendium Geographicum of Pedro Teixeira

1660

A magnificent masterpiece and the geographical knowledge of the 16th century: the collection of richly illuminated maps by the Portuguese court cosmographer

  1. Pedro Teixeira Albernaz (1595–1662) was born into a Portuguese family of cartographers in Lisbon

  2. He was royal cosmographer to Philip III of Spain (1578–1621) and his successor Philip IV (1605–1665)

  3. The Portuguese cartographer travelled far and wide in order to execute these meticulous commissions

Compendium Geographicum of Pedro Teixeira

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Description
Compendium Geographicum of Pedro Teixeira

This splendid cartographic compendium originates from when the Spanish Empire was at its most powerful, ruling over a united Iberian Peninsula, much of Italy, and colonies across the Americas. Mapping this empire was the job of skilled and experienced cartographers like Pedro Teixeira Albernaz, who served two kings as royal cosmographer.

Compendium Geographicum of Pedro Teixeira

Pedro Teixeira Albernaz (1595–1662) was born into a Portuguese family of cartographers in Lisbon and eventually rose to be the royal cosmographer to Philip III of Spain (1578–1621) and his successor Philip IV (1605–1665). He executed various royal commissions, including mapping the coasts of the Iberian Peninsula. Creating maps requires extensive, meticulous field work and the Portuguese cartographer travelled far and wide in order to execute these meticulous commissions. As its name implies, the Compendium Geographicum is a collection of richly illuminated maps representing the state of contemporary geographic knowledge. It is a synthesis of the cartographer’s body of work and the sum of a lifetime of travel and careful observation.

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Geographische Sammlung des Pedro Teixeira
Date
1660

Available facsimile editions:
Compendium Geographicum of Pedro Teixeira  – Biblioteca Nacional de España (Madrid, Spain)
Circulo Cientifico – Madrid, 2007
Limited Edition: 999 copies
Facsimile Editions

#1 Compendivm Geographicvm Pedro de Teixeira, siglo XVII

Circulo Cientifico – Madrid, 2007

Publisher: Circulo Cientifico – Madrid, 2007
Limited Edition: 999 copies
Binding: Hand-bound, aged and bound in parchment with silk binding and gilded edges
Commentary: 1 volume by Rodríguez González, Alvar Ramón
Languages: English, Spanish

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Printed in 7 colors, in stochastic screening
Price Category: €€ (1,000€ - 3,000€)
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