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€500.00

Title: [Antique sea chart of the southern Atlantic] Carta particolare dell mare Oceano fra la costa di Guinea e la Brasilia.
Author: Dudley, R.
PlaceAndYear: Florence, 1661.
Description: s generally accepted that the work was both scientific and accurate for the time.Famous for its engraving by Antonio Francesco Lucini. Florence born Lucini put the stamp of his personality on the finished work as well as did the author; the delicacy and strength of the engraving, the embellishments of the lettering "alla cancellaresca", make it a true example of Italian Baroque art. In a printed introductory leaf found in one copy in the British Library, Lucini states that he worked on the plates in seclusion for twelve years in an obscure Tuscan village, using up to no less than 5,000 lbs (2,268 kg) of copper. According to the engraver, the Arcano del Mare took forty years to prepare and twelve to execute.The first edition appeared in1646-7, the second in 1661.

A large, small-scale, so-called ‘cross-over’ chart of the southern Atlantic on two sheets. From Robert Dudley’s atlas ‘Arcano del Mare’, with the coast of Africa and the easternmost coast of Brasil . A very fine copy.
Dimensions: 480 x 730 mm
Colouring: uncoloured
Condition: except for the usual discolouring in the joining of the two sheets in excellent condition

PRICE REDUCED FROM EURO 750.- TO EURO 500.-. COSTS ARE EXTRA
  • Number: 1012528
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum







 
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