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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).


AF-DI-0694

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