Map Atlas of Battista Agnese. Atlas de Battista Agnese
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- Atlas of Battista Agnese.
- Atlas de Battista Agnese
- Battista Agnese (circa 1500--1564) was an Italian cartographer, born in Genoa, who worked in Venice between 1536 and 1564 and became one of the most important figures in Renaissance cartography. He created approximately 100 manuscript atlases, of which more than 70 are extant, either with his signature or attributed to his school. His atlases, which are considered works of art for their high quality and beauty, are mostly portolan, or nautical, atlases printed on vellum for high-ranking officials or wealthy merchants. This 1544 atlas contains 15 full-page illuminated plates, with detailed maps and geographic figures, in bright colors, decorated with cherubs on clouds. Some of the maps are decorated with traces of gold. The oval mappa mundi has cherubs, or wind heads, in blue and gold clouds, which represent the classical 12 wind points out of which evolved the modern compass points. The most detailed maps show complete coasts, ports, and rivers and were the navigation aids of the day, but they do not generally represent inland features other than towns and cities. The atlas includes an armillary sphere and a finely drawn zodiac chart.
- Agnese, Battista, 1514-1564 Cartographer.
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- [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1544.
- - 1544
- - Geography, Medieval
- - Illuminations
- - Mappae mundi
- - World maps
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: 16 sheets, parchment: 20 x 14 centimeters.
- - Original resource at: National Library of Spain.
- - Content in Latin.
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Agnese, Battista, Cartographer. Atlas of Battista Agnese. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1544] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668456/>.