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Carta particolare del Oceano che comincia con il capo S. Vincentio...
Estimated value: $450 - $800
The map abandons one of the more common elements of sea charts in that it does not include rhumb lines connecting various compass roses and points of reference. In doing so, the maps in the atlas take on more of an educational role than to be used in practical situations of navigational planning. Depth soundings and shallow water hazards however are still included as are anchorages and the locations of small towns, ports, and cities.
The map is beautifully adorned with a large compass rose, elegant title cartouche, a sailing ship and wonderful use of “alla cancellresca script” or Florentine style of calligraphy, which is likely the influence of the city the atlas was created.Dare to go in Black. All early maps were printed in black and white, and many were kept that way for a long time. A black and white map in an early and strong impression is a rarity nowadays, being so many examples recently colored up!
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