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.