Bernardino Amico of Gallipoli

Trattato delle piante et immagini de sacri edifizi di Terra Santa, Florence 1620

To the Franciscan father Bernardino Amico of Gallipoli belongs the great merit of making known in Europe the architectural reality of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Guardian Father of the Holy Sepulchre at the end of the 16th century, he carried out accurate designs “according to the rules of perspective and their true size”, which received their widest distribution in the 1620 Florentine edition of his work illustrated with engravings by Jacques Callot. The work has been translated into English as “Plans of the Sacred Edifices of the Holy Land”.

Trattato delle piante et immagini de sacri edifizi di Terra Santa