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Agnese, Battista (16th cent.) (Cartographer)

Portolan atlas.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1552
Place Term: Venice
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Collection Ms. 005
Ownership : Perhaps commissioned by German patron. Coat of arms on f. 2 are probably those of the Neunstein branch of the Hohenlohe family, perhaps those of Count Georg von Hohenlohe-Weikersheim (d. 1551). Came to Spencer collection in 1920.

Content : Compass sunk into back pastedown.

Content : De Ricci, 1336. Library dossier. Chart by Dr. G.B. Guest.

Content : Various maps and charts -- no single layout. Text on ff. 19v-20 in long lines, ruled in drypoint, some prickmarks visible.

Content : Parchment

Content : Animal and human figures sometimes appear in charts and maps.

Content : Charts and maps in various colors, rubrics.

Content: Henry Wagner dates this mansucript to ca. 1552, written and illuminated in Venice. Wagner draws his date in part from features in maps 1 & 4, including the presence of Baja, CA and the joining of England and Scotland into one land mass.
Type of Resource
Still image
UUID: 7270e550-c6b5-012f-a64e-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1552: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Zodiac." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1552. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e9fd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Zodiac." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 22, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e9fd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1552). Zodiac. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e9fd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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