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LJS 28 - Agnese, Battista, 16th cent - [Portolan atlas]
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Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection: LJS 28 - Agnese, Battista, 16th cent - [Portolan atlas]
Author:
Agnese, Battista, 16th cent.
Title:
[Portolan atlas].
Origin:
[Venice, between 1535 and 1538]
Physical description:
8 leaves : parchment, col. ill. ; 398 x 290 mm. bound to 430 x 298 mm. (double-page map size 290 x 580 mm.)
Summary:
7 double-page navigational maps marked with place names and rhumb-lines.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Script: Place names written in a Gothic book script by at least 2 hands.
Decoration: 7 double-page maps, with coastlines in colored washes of yellow, red, blue, or green; islands filled in with blue, green, red, or gold; rhumb-lines in red and brown; and decorative compass roses on most maps.
Binding: Contemporary Venetian goatskin over wooden boards with blind and gilt tooling.
Origin: Written in Venice between 1535 and 1538.
Cite as:
LJS 28
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania LJS 28
 
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