- Also known as
primary name: Vaccari, Andrea
other name: Vaccario, Andrea
- individual; publisher/printer; Roman; Italian; Male
- Life dates
- Rome, all'insegna della palma d'oro
'in Banchi Alla Zecha Vechia' (1602)
- Worked with his brother Michelangelo (1576, died after 1630). Printers, print dealers and publishers in Rome. They were sons of Lorenzo (qv). Andrea active from 1595 (Saffrey, 1994, p.102). Andrea gave his address as Rome 'in Banchi alla Zecca vechia' on his 1600 view of the Castel S. Angelo, etched by Giovanni Maggi. This is evidently the shop of his father Lorenzo. In 1614 it was described as a 'Stamparia' (Ehrle, 1908). In the case involving Maupin and others, 28 January 1612, 'Andream Vacchiarium, stampatorem, ad Sanctam Ceciliam' (Ehrle, 1915). By 1612 he may have had another bottega, near Santa Maria in Via (Bertolotti). Andrea died in February 1627 aged 54.
The stocklist of plates held jointly by Andrea and Michelangelo, dated 1614, of which a single copy survives in Mantua. Predominance of devotional subjects, but also maps, antiquities, 'popular' and ornament prints. Arrangement is by size of sheet, and usually gives the name of the engraver (unlike Lafréry.) It includes plates by most of the printmakers active in Rome in the later sixteenth and early seventeenth century.
- Catalogue of 1614 in Biblioteca Civica of Mantua records some 1500 plates (36pp) (reprinted by Ehrle, appendix 13)
M. Bury, 'The Print in Italy 1550-1625', British Museum, London 2001, p.234