Antique Maps by Giovanni Francesco Camocio (*1501 - 1575)

Giovanni Francesco Camocio was active as map publisher in Venice between 1558 and 1575. He was one of the most important mapmakers of the Lafreri-school.

During the short period between the publication of Sebastian Münster's Geographia (1540) in Basel and Abraham Ortelius Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (1570) in Antwerp, Italy was the most important place of map production in Europe. The output in Rome and Venice was no less than 660 different maps of the world, which were based mostly on large woodcut maps. These Italian copper engraved maps were used, among others, by Mercator and Ortelius as templates. The individual maps of different formats were mostly compiled at the request of the buyer and bound by expanding the margin of the smaller maps. For the resulting bound collection of maps, the name Lafreri-Atlas has established. Besides the eponym Antonio Lafreri and Camocio, we have to mention Bertelli, Duchetti and Forlani, which also published bound collections of maps. As the most important representative of this period, the Venetian cartographer Giacomo Gastaldi overshadowed his combatant in volume and importance.

Besides Camocio's single-sheet maps of the continents and the world, he published an Isolario, a collection of island maps and plans of harbour. It was published between c. 1566 and 1574 without a title, after 1575 with the title Isole Famose Porti, Fortezze E Terre Maritime by Donato Bertelli who published the plates under his name after the death of Camocio.

  • 1566 - Giovanni Francesco Camocio

    Giovanni Francesco Camocio:  Costantinopoli

    G. F. Camocio, Venice, 1566-71

    A very rare, early view of Constantinople (Istanbul) from Camocio's Isole Famose . Showing the city from above, decorated with several ships and a compass rose. Camocio's imprint in the lower...

    Costantinopoli
    11176

    Antique map of Constantinople, Istanbul. Printed in Venice by G. F. Camocio in 1566.

    2 800,00 €
  • 1571 - Giovanni Francesco Camocio

    Giovanni Francesco Camocio:  Famagosta

    G. F. Camocio, Venice, 1571

    A very rare, early view of Famagusta in Cyprus from Camocio's Isole Famose . Showing the siege of Famagusta by the Turks in 1571. This copy is printed from the first state of the plate, without...

    Famagosta
    11175

    Antique map of Famagusta. Printed in Venice by G. F. Camocio in 1571.

    2 950,00 €
  • 1571 - Giovanni Francesco Camocio

    Giovanni Francesco Camocio:  Tine insula, e citte antiqua posta nella Arcipelago...

    G. F. Camocio, Venice, 1571

    A very rare, early view of Tinos, an island of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea from Camocio's Isole Famose . Showing the island sieged by battle ships. This copy is printed from the first state of...

    Tine insula, e citte antiqua posta nella Arcipelago...
    11178

    Antique map of Tinos. Printed in Venice by G. F. Camocio in 1571.

    750,00 €
  • 1571 - Giovanni Francesco Camocio

    Giovanni Francesco Camocio:  Candia vel Creta insula posta nel mare Mediterraneo...

    G. F. Camocio, Venice, 1571

    A very rare, early map of Crete from Camocio's Isole Famose . Showing the island surrounded by Venetian galleys with a nice renaissance cartouche and a compass rose. This copy is printed from the...

    Candia vel Creta insula posta nel mare Mediterraneo...
    11179

    Antique map of Crete. Printed in Venice by G. F. Camocio in 1571.

    1 400,00 €
  • 1571 - Giovanni Francesco Camocio

    Giovanni Francesco Camocio:  Durazzo antiquamente detta epidamna citta nella provincia di Albania ... MDLXXI

    G. F. Camocio, Venice, 1571

    A very rare, early view of the second largest city of Albania Durres from Camocio's Isole Famose . Showing the fortress with the half-moon flag and Venetian galleys in front. With a nice...

    Durazzo antiquamente detta epidamna citta nella provincia di Albania ......
    11180

    Antique map of Durres, Albania. Printed in Venice by G. F. Camocio in 1571.

    450,00 €
  • 1571 - Giovanni Francesco Camocio

    Giovanni Francesco Camocio:  [Albania, Montenegro, Shkodra]

    G. F. Camocio, Venice, 1571

    A very rare, early map of the Adriatic coast from Camocio's Isole Famose . Showing the coast line between Montenegro and Albania with Shkodra in the background with two Venetian galleys in front....

    [Albania, Montenegro, Shkodra]
    11182

    Antique map of Montenegro, Shkodra, Albania. Printed in Venice by G. F. Camocio in 1571.

    550,00 €
  • 1571 - Giovanni Francesco Camocio

    Giovanni Francesco Camocio:  Corfu insula antiquamente detta Malena...

    G. F. Camocio, Venice, 1571

    A very rare, early map of Corfu from Camocio's Isole Famose . Showing the island surrounded by Venetian galleys with a nice renaissance cartouche and a compass rose. This copy is printed from the...

    Corfu insula antiquamente detta Malena...
    11183

    Antique map of Corfu. Printed in Venice by G. F. Camocio in 1571.

    1 400,00 €
  • 1571 - Giovanni Francesco Camocio

    Giovanni Francesco Camocio:  Valona

    G. F. Camocio, Venice, 1571

    A very rare, early view of Vlora at the Adriatic coast from Camocio's Isole Famose . Showing the city with several Venetian galleys, an empty cartouche and a compass rose. This copy is printed...

    Valona
    11184

    Antique map of Vlora, Albania. Printed in Venice by G. F. Camocio in 1571.

    350,00 €
  • 1571 - Giovanni Francesco Camocio

    Giovanni Francesco Camocio:  Provincia di Albania

    G. F. Camocio, Venice, 1571

    A very rare, early map of Albania at the Adriatic coast from Camocio's Isole Famose . Showing the coastline with the Turks and Venetians at war with several battle scenes and galleys, a title...

    Provincia di Albania
    11186

    Antique map of Albania. Printed in Venice by G. F. Camocio in 1571.

    1 200,00 €
  • 1570 - Giovanni Francesco Camocio

    Giovanni Francesco Camocio:  Cipro insula nobiliss.a ch di grandezza tutte le altre ...

    G. F. Camocio, Venice, before July 1570

    A very rare, early map of Cyprus from Camocio's Isole Famose . This copy is printed from the first state of the plate, without the number in the lower right corner. The map is extremely rare and...

    Cipro insula nobiliss.a ch di grandezza tutte le altre ...
    11177

    Antique map of Cyprus. Printed in Venice by G. F. Camocio in 1570.

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  • 1571 - Giovanni Francesco Camocio

    Giovanni Francesco Camocio:  Morea Peninsula ...

    G. F. Camocio, Venice, 1571

    A very rare, early map of the Peloponnese from Camocio's Isole Famose . Showing the peninsula with a cartouche and a compass rose. This copy is printed from the first state of the plate, without...

    Morea Peninsula ...
    11181

    Antique map of the Peloponnese. Printed in Venice by G. F. Camocio in 1571.

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  • 1571 - Giovanni Francesco Camocio

    Giovanni Francesco Camocio:  Zarra et Contado citta principale della Dalmatia posta sul mare adriatico loco Ihr.me Sri....

    G. F. Camocio, Venice, 1571

    A very rare, early map of the coast of Dalmatia, centred on the fortified city of Zadar from Camocio's Isole Famose . Showing the Turks and Venetians at war with several battle scenes and galleys....

    Zarra et Contado citta principale della Dalmatia posta sul mare...
    11185

    Antique map of Zadar, Croatia. Printed in Venice by G. F. Camocio in 1571.

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