Museo Galileo
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Giovanni Maggi

Roman draftsman, author of the Bichierografia, dedicated to Cardinal Francesco Maria del Monte (1549-1626), who was on friendly terms with the Grand Duke of Tuscany Ferdinand I de' Medici (1549-1609). The Bichierografia is a collection of 1,600 glassware patterns compiled in 1604 from Tuscan models and designs. Of the four codexes that compose the work, two (I and IV) are in the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Florence and two (II and III) are in the Department of Prints and Drawings of the Uffizi.