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Creator:
Dudley, Robert, Sir, 1574–1649
Title(s):

Arcano del mare / di D. Ruberto Dudleo duca di Nortumbria, e conte di Waruich : diuiso in libri sei ...

Edition:
Impressione seconda, corretta, & accresciuta, secondo l'originale ...
Published/Created:
In Fiorenza : Nella nuoua stamperia, per Giuseppe Cocchini, all'insegna della Stella, ad istnaza di Iacopo Bagnoni, & Antonfrancesco Lucini, MDCLXI [1661]
Physical Description:
2 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 57 x 42 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio B 2023 8
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Classification:
Books
Notes:
BEIN: No. 359 in H.C. Taylor collection.
BEIN: Imperfect: 1 plate wanting, replaced in facsimile.
"Al serenissimo Ferdinando Secondo Granduca di Toscana."--Title page.
In two volumes, each with separate title page. Books 1-5 are included in volume 1; book 6 in volume 2.
First published in 1645 and 1646 in three folio volumes.
First sea-atlas of the whole world; and the first with all the charts constructed using Mercator's new projection, as corrected by Edward Wright.
Pagination: Book 1: [6] p., [2] leaves of plates, 30 p., [28] leaves of plates; Book 2: 24 p., [30] leaves of plates (including 6-double or folding maps); Book 3: 25, [1] p., [6] leaves of plates; Book 4: 12 p., [21] leaves of plates (including 7-double, or folding); Book 5: 26 p., [91] leaves of plates; Book 6: [4], 41, [1] p., [211] leaves of plates (including 80-double page).
Includes numerous volvelles.
Phillips, P.L. List of Geographical atlases in the Library of Congress, 3428
Shirley, R. W. Maps in the atlases of the British Library, v. 2, p. 1165, 32
Burden, P.D. Mapping of North America, 266, 267, 274-284
BAC Folio B 2023 8: Bound in contemporary gold-stamped vellum; the vellum of volume 2 is covered with patterned red fabric.
Subject Terms:
Cartography -- Early works to 1800.
Leigh -- Bookplate.
Naval art and science -- Early works to 1800.
Naval discipline -- Early works to 1800.
Navigation -- Early works to 1800.
Ocean -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
Shipbuilding -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Atlases.
Nautical charts.
Volvelles.
Contributors:
Cocchini, Giuseppe, printer.
Bagnoni, Jacopo, publisher.
Lucini, Antonio Francesco, 1605- engraver.
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  • Contents (from title page): Nel primo, de' quali si tratta della longitudine praticabile in diuersi modi, d'inuenzione dell'Autore
  • Nel secondo, delle carte sue generali, e de' portolani rettificati in longitudine, e latitudine
  • Nel terzo, della disciplina sua marittima, e militare
  • Nel quarto, dell'architettura sua nautica di vascelli da guerra
  • Nel quinto, della nauigazione scientifica, e perfetta, cioè spirale, ò di gran circoli
  • Nel sesto, delle carte sue geografiche, e particolari.

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