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L. Annaeus Florus (Trahitur Dulcedine Cantus)

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Langlois, I.
Place made: France, Ile-de-France, Paris
Date made: 1674-1691
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 9 1/4 in x 7 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. Text of title reads, "Lanneaus Florus".


AF-DX-1765B

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