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Cosmographia Universale: Della Cosmogna

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: woodcut
Maker: Birckman, Arnold
Place made: Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne
Date made: 1575
Materials: ink; laid paper
Measurements: 12 in x 8 in
Nomenclature: decorative
Classification: whales

Page from the book "Cosmographia Universale" with a map showing Italy, with the south at the top of the page; shows Sardinia and Corsica; between Sardinia and Ponza is a decorative whale. On verso, the title "Dell' Italia" and a scene of men with musical instruments at a feast, with two snakes coiling in the air, facing one anouther, and a king with two faces. Page157 ; verso 158.


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