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Carta Particolare Della Costa Di Scozia ... S.Tabs ... Comar

Carta Particolare Della Costa Di Scozia ... S.Tabs ... Comar : R. Dudley

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A fine example of this rare and important chart of eastern Scotland covering the coastline from Cromarty and Inverness down to south of Edinburgh and Dunbar. Finely engraved by the Italian Arnoldo Lucini, the chart appeared in volume 2 of Sir Robert Dudley's "Dell'Arcano del mare" - the first English sea atlas to cover the world and the first sea atlas designed on Mercator's projection. Dudley had been exiled to Florence with the first edition being published in 1646-47 and the second in 1661. The charts are renowned for their distinctive and unique engraving with elegant lettering, scrolls, vignettes and flourishes.
mapmaker: R. Dudley  
place and date of publication: Florence 1647 - 1661
medium and colour: copperplate, Uncoloured
size in mm: 490 by 360mm (19.25 by 14.25 inches).
ref: 41524

Price: £ 1400

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