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Trahitur Dulcedine Cantus
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Place made: France
Date made: 1684
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 10 in x 7 1/2 in
Title page from a book dedicated to the Dauphin, with an engraving featuring a dolphin by the side of a ship, ready to save Arion with the title "Trahitur dulcedine cantus." Text, in Latin, reads "Serenissimo Delphino, S.P.D. Augustinus Babelonius. Caium Suetonium Transquillum scriptorem politissimum Tibi offero, DELPHINE SERENISSIME. Interpretione & Notis illustrandum illum susceperam, ut aliquatenus tua studia olim juvare possem; sed sero editus in lucem, qui Tibi nequit prodesse Liber," (continuing onto verso).