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Ducatus Urbini Nova et Exacta Descriptio.

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: book page
Maker: Vrientius, Johannes Baptista
Place made: Belgium, Flanders, Antwerp
Date made: 1606
Materials: ink; color; paper
Measurements: 19 in x 23 in
Nomenclature: maps
Classification: cartography

Hand-colored map of the Duchy of Urbino with two descriptive cartouches and a coat of arms. The cartouche on the right has a dedication to the Duke of Urbino, Francesco Maria II della Rovere (1548-1631). The map is oriented so that the Adriatic Sea is on top. Page taken from an Italian edition of "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" published c. 1608. Italian text on verso with hand-colored decorated initial.


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