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Giovanni Andrea Maglioli

active in Rome or Naples before 1608

Little is known about the life and work of Giovanni Andrea Maglioli, which is somewhat surprising in view of the fact that Nagler had already drawn attention to the high artistic quality of his suite of sea creatures. In the 1939 Katalog der Ornamentstichsammlung der Staatlichen Kunstbibliothek Berlin Peter Jessen described a total of four series and several individual prints in Berlin’s possession, which also included a number of imitations, however. In fact, Maglioli’s inventions were frequently copied by different artists, such as Jan Theodoor de Bry, Adam Fuchs and Gabriel Weyer, indicating their great popularity.