CAVALIERI, Giovanni Battista de'
(b. ca. 1525, Trento, d. 1601, Roma)


Italian printmaker. He is known for repertories of engravings that reflect the antiquarian interests of his patrons, who were the high clergy of the Counter-Reformation Church in Rome. His style of engraving resembles that of Enea Vico, although inferior to it. Many of his plates are copies after the great Italian masters; they are etched, and finished with the graver. His plates number nearly 380.