Nautical Atlas of Battista Agnese

ALTERNATIVE TITLES
Atlante Nautico di Battista Agnese; Nautical Atlas of Battista Agnese; Atlas Nautique de Battista Agnese; Weltkarte des Battista Agnese.
CURRENT LOCATION
Italy, Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Banco Rari 32.
FACSIMILE EDITION
Atlante Nautico di Battista Agnese: Treccani (Rome, 2008). Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document: the facsimile reproduces as close as possible the codicological characteristics of the original document; the binding might not correspond to that of the original document as it appears at the present moment. Limited edition: 750 copies. Commentary: Italian. Slipcase.
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Nautical Atlas of Battista Agnese

ALTERNATIVE TITLES
Atlante Nautico di Battista Agnese; Nautical Atlas of Battista Agnese; Atlas Nautique de Battista Agnese; Weltkarte des Battista Agnese.
CURRENT LOCATION
Italy, Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Banco Rari 32.
FACSIMILE EDITION
Atlante Nautico di Battista Agnese: Treccani (Rome, 2008). Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document: the facsimile reproduces as close as possible the codicological characteristics of the original document; the binding might not correspond to that of the original document as it appears at the present moment. Limited edition: 750 copies. Commentary: Italian. Slipcase.
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FEATURES – Codex on parchment, 253 x 184 mm.
ORIGIN – Italy: Venice.
CHRONOLOGY – 16th century: 1542-1564.
PATRONAGE AND OWNERS – The atlas was part of the collection of Antonio Magliabechi.
GENRE – Treatises / Secular books; Geography / Maps.
CONTENTS – The manuscript belongs to the so-called “post-California” phase of Battista Agnese‘s production. It consists of an initial part dedicated to cosmography, followed by the representation of the Mediterranean, the Black Sea and the British Isles, the three oceans and the New World, and finally a Ptolemaic oval planisphere.
LANGUAGE – Italian.
DECORATION – 10 maps.
ARTIST – Battista Agnese.
STYLE – Renaissance.


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