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

Compendium Geographicum of Pedro Teixeira

1660

Compendium Geographicum of Pedro Teixeira

Compendium Geographicum of Pedro Teixeira

— 1660

  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

Alternative Titles:
  • Graphische Sammlung des Pedro Teixeira
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Short Description

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
Graphische Sammlung des Pedro Teixeira
Date
1660

1 available facsimile edition(s) of „Compendium Geographicum of Pedro Teixeira “

Compendivm Geographicvm Pedro de Teixeira, siglo XVII
Compendium Geographicum of Pedro Teixeira  – Biblioteca Nacional de España (Madrid, Spain)
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Compendivm Geographicvm Pedro de Teixeira, siglo XVII

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
Publisher
Circulo Cientifico – Madrid, 2007
Limited Edition
999 copies
Binding
Hand-bound, aged and bound in parchment, with gilded edges
Commentary
1 volume by Rodríguez González, Alvar Ramón
Languages: English, Spanish

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Printed in 7 colors, in stochastic screening
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