[Germany] Bartholme Viatis, zu Venedig gebohren, X.o 1538, den 18 April, tam nach Nurenburg, Xo.1550,ward Zurge, un Genannter des... erlebet, &c. Ist endlich Ao. 1624 Den 18 November in Vot sanfft und seelig entschlaffen, seines Alters 86 Jahr und 7. Monath.
Copper engraving. Plate 235 x 145mm. 9¼ x 5¾". Some creasing and foxing.
Bartholomew Viatis (1835-1624) was a merchant from Nuremberg. At the age of twelve he was sent from Venice to Nuremberg to complete a apprenticeship with Hans Wollandt. After seven years and four further years in Lyone, he established his own trading company and married in 1569. In the same year he was granted the privilege of receiving a coat of arms from Emperor Maximilian II. He established himself as a merchant and made a fortune from his work and in 1591 his daughter married the Venetian trader Martin Peller which created the Viatis-Peller trading company.
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