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Dido

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: book page
Maker: van der Aa, Pieter
Place made: Netherlands, South Holland, Leiden
Date made: 1698
Materials: ink; laid paper
Measurements: 17 in x 11 1/4 in
Nomenclature: decorative
Classification: whales

Page from Volume 2 of the book "Thesaurus Graecarum antiquitatum" by Jacobo Gronovio, with Latin text discussing Dido, and an engraving depicting six Greek coins. One of the coins has a whale swimming alongside a galley; this is pointed out by a pencilled in arrow.


AF-DD-3501

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