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Isabella Gonzaga

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Ruscelli, Girolamo; Comin da Trino, di Monferrato
Place made: Italy, Veneto, Venezia, Venice
Date made: 1572
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 11 1/2 in x 7 1/4 in
Nomenclature: decorative
Classification: whales

Chapter title page from a book, titled "Isabella Gonzaga Marchesa di Pescara". Below the title is a decorative engraving with a centerpiece of a ship on the sea, framed by a Poseidon with a trident and fish to the right, a woman and winged boy to the left, fruits and leaves above, and a pair of horses with frog-like feet and the tails of sea serpents flanking a coat of arms, below. The words "MELIORA LAPSIS" appear above the ship.


AF-DI-0692

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