Privilege Granted to Antonio Floriano, Venice (1556 (1555 m.v.))

Source: Scanned from the manuscripts held in the Venetian State Archives: ASVe, Senato Deliberazioni Terra, reg. 40, fol. 38r.-v. (103r.-v. n.n.) and ASVe, Senato Deliberazioni Terra, filza 22.

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Privilege Granted to Antonio Floriano, Venice (1556 (1555 m.v.)), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
Privilege Granted to Antonio Floriano for 'Mappamondo'

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Abstract:
Antonio Floriano’s 1556 (1555 m.v.) 'privilegio' exemplifies an intriguing progression in the Venetian conception of moral rights arguments. In mid-1555, Floriano took significant inspiration from preceding mathematical philosophy and cartographic designs, most notably Ptolemy’s 'Geography' and Gerard Mercator’s 'Orbis Imago', in an attempt to reform the mapping of the globe, or 'Mappamondo'. While he was not the maker of the physical print, it is apparent from Floriano’s application that he had significant intellectual input and a claim at conceptual authorship. Advancing his field by developing the ideas of his predecessors, Floriano’s work was simultaneously novel and derivative, yet judged worthy of an exclusive printing monopoly by the Senate of Venice.

1 Commentary:
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Bibliography:
  • Witcombe, Christopher L.C.E., Copyright in the Renaissance: Prints and the Privilegio in Sixteenth-Century Venice and Rome (Leiden, 2004), p. 237.

  • Gallo, Rodolfo, ‘Antonio Florian and his Mappemonde’, Imago Mundi, Vol. 6 (1949), pp. 34-38.

  • Sotheby’s London, ‘2: World – Antonio Floriano’, in The Benevento Collection: Important Sales and Atlases, London 6 May 2010 (London, 2010), pp. 14-15.


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Year:
1556 (1555 m.v.)

Location: Venice

Language: Italian and Latin

Source: Scanned from the manuscripts held in the Venetian State Archives: ASVe, Senato Deliberazioni Terra, reg. 40, fol. 38r.-v. (103r.-v. n.n.) and ASVe, Senato Deliberazioni Terra, filza 22.

Persons referred to:
Floriano, Antonio
Lafréry, Antonio
Mercator, Gerardus
Ptolemy
Salamanca, Antonio

Places referred to:
Venice

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Institutions referred to:
Consiglio dei Pregadi (Senate of Venice)

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