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Viro Illustri Petro Danieli Huetio etc.. Showing dolphin

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Place made: France, Ile-de-France, Paris
Date made: 1675
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 5 1/2 in x 8 in
Nomenclature: decorative
Classification: whales

First page of Mme Dacier's Dedicatory Epistle from a volume of Callimachus edited by that writer, featuring a decorative engraving with an image of a whale. The text reads, "Viro Illustri Petro Danieli Huetio S.P.D. Anna Tanaquilli Fabri Filia. Ovem nunc Callimachum emitto, VIR ILLUSTRIS, eum tu probasti, & inde mihi apud alios etiam probatum iri certa fides est. Sed, quod vel praecipuam laudem mereatur, id adhuc non praestiti; restat enim ut illum tibi offeram."


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