Born Valduggia (near Milan) 1643, went to Rome to work for Giovanni Giacomo de' Rossi and worked mostly on views and architectural prints. See: Reed, Sue Welsh and R. Wallace. Italian Etchers of the Renaissance and Baroque. Boston: 1989. See also: D.K. McGuire. "Giovanni Battista Falda and the Decorative Plan in Three Italian Gardens", Connoisseur, CLIX, 1965, p. 60.