Objects

Metellino

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Porro, Girolamo; Calignani, Simon; Angelieri, Giorgio
Place made: Italy, Veneto, Venezia, Venice
Date made: 1576
Materials: ink; laid paper; mounting
Measurements: 4 3/4 in x 6 1/2 in
Nomenclature: maps
Classification: cartography

Map of Metellino (also known as Lesbos) with place names in Italian, including the now capital Mitilene. Two ruins marked, one as a "Ruine antiche"; also two sites marked "Paleocastro" (Old castle), perhaps referring to the medieval castles that still stand on Lesbos. Sea monsters in the water. Eight-pointed compass rose. Italian text from book of origin on verso.


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