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Luigi Gonzaga

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Place made: Italy, Veneto, Venezia, Venice
Date made: 1572
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 8 1/2 in x 6 in
Nomenclature: decorative
Classification: whales

Title page of a chapter from a book. At top is the text, "Luigi Gonzaga." Below is an engraving with a scene of a creature with the top half of a cow and the bottom half of a sea monster swimming in the sea, with some rocks and clouds in the background. This image is framed by an elaborate drawing representing a three-dimensional frame, and featuring two small winged boys on the top corners, two bunches of fruits on the bottom corners, and a coat of arms in the bottom center. Above the coat of arms and below the centerpiece scene appear the words " SIC QUIESCO". The page is marked "268" in the top right. The text below the image discusses the "marine calf" and "Phoca", the Latin name for the seal (marine animal).


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