1609 – Athos in Italian museums

During my last holiday in Italy I visited several museums. In two of them, the Palazzo Piti, Palatine Gallery, in Florence and the Doge Palace in Venice I found these very fine woodcuts.

Florence Palazzo  Pitti Palatine Gallery 3 (Large)Palazzo Pitti – Monte Athos 1580 and 17th century

Florence Palazzo  Pitti Palatine Gallery 2 (Large)The cross

Florence Palazzo  Pitti Palatine Gallery 4 (Large)

Venetie dogenpaleis houtsnede (Large)Doge Palace Venice

Venetie dogenpaleis houtsnede 2 (Large)Wood triptych: Dormitio Virginis – 18th century

On a wall in the Doge palace I saw a large map of Europe and with Chalkidiki/Athos.

Venetie dogenpaleis kaart 1 (Large)

Venetie dogenpaleis kaart 2 (Large)The names of a few cities from the pre-christian/classical period can be seen.

Venetie museo Correr Fra Mauro 1450 (Large)This map is from Fra Mauro 1450 seen in the Correr museum Venice (I turned the map on purpose 180 degrees).

Wim, 28/7

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