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Trahitur Dulcedine Cantus

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: unknown
Place made: France
Date made: 1674-1691
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 8 in x 6 1/4 in
Nomenclature: decorative
Classification: whales

Monochrome frontispiece from a French-Latin dictionary depicting a dolphin about to save Arion, under the motto Trahitur dulcedine cantus (he is attracted by the sweetness of her song), with mermen in the border of the image. Ink inscriptions over the dolphin's head "Delphin" and two points on the rightmost merman's chest have been circled in the same ink.


AF-DX-1765

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