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Carta Sesta Generale Del Europa

Carta Sesta Generale Del Europa : Sir R.Dudley

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From Muck on the Scottish west coast, around the north coast to include the Orkneys and south along the English east coast to Harwich. This elegant and early chart was finely engraved for "Dell'Arcano Del Mare ..." by the renowned Florentine, Antonio Francesco Lucini. The chart is elegantly designed with little of the flamboyance sometimes associated with the series but has a large title cartouche at top right. Sir Robert Dudley's work was justly famous, not just for the quality of its engraving but also as the first atlas of sea charts of the whole world, the first to be uniformly presented on Mercator's projection, and the first produced by an Englishman, albeit one exiled to Italy. A good example.
mapmaker: Sir R.Dudley  
place and date of publication: Rome 1646
medium and colour: copperplate, Uncoloured
size in mm: 480 x 340
ref: 34111

Price: £ 1400

 
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