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Century Agnese Nautical Atlas Agnese Atlas Between 1536 and 1564 an enterprising Genoese chartmaker, Battista Agnese, produced in Venice a number of remarkably accurate and beautifully decorated nautical or "portolan" atlases on vellum for merchant princes and ranking officials. A version of this oval world map appeared in each of the seventy-one such atlases that have survived. Agnese liked to show discoveries and explorations of his maps, and this one includes the route that Magellan took around the world, inscribed in pure silver that later tarnished. He also traced, in pure gold, the route from Cadiz, Spain, to Peru, with overland portage across the Isthmus of Panama. This was the route of the treasure ships -- heavily armed galleons that carried vast amounts of silver from Peru to Spain. On the Agnese map continents are in yellow and green watercolors, mountains in brown, white, and silver, rivers (including the legendary sources on the Nile) in blue, and the Red Sea and Gulf of California in red. (In 1539 the explorer Francisco de Ulloa, noting that the water in the Gulf of California had a reddish tint, named it the Vermilion Sea to distinguish it form the Red Sea.) In the blue-and-gold clouds surrounding the oval world are cherubs, or wind heads, representing the classical twelve-point winds from which modern compass directions evolved. The symbolic treatment of winds first occurred in world maps of the tenth century on which the windblowers are portrayed as human figures seated on Aeolus bags. With one hand they hold trumpets or horns, and with the other they squeeze the wind out of the bags. This symbolism was at least as old as Homer, who wrote of Aeolus, the son of Hippotes, god and father of the winds and ruler of the island of Aeolia. Figures of old men, cherubs, or angels as windblowers, with or without Aeolus bags, were popular illustrations on maps up to the eighteenth century. In some cases the facial expression and size of the blast emerging from the mouth told a great deal about the wind, without further explanation. The portolan atlas containing this world map was drawn in Venice in 1543-44. It was originally prepared for and dedicated to Hieronimus Ruffault, abbot of the Benedictine monastery of St. Vaast and St. Adrian in Arras, a French city of Gallo-Roman origin. The map is also known to have been in the library of the old Hanseatic League town of Wernigerode, Germany, in 1916, to have subsequently been offered for sale by Otto Lange in Florence, and to have been in the possession of Lathrop Harper in York. It was acquired by the Library of Congress in 1943. This is a must have collection for any map history buff! To use this software, you must install the ExpressView MrSid software which is included on the CD. This is a 30 second process and will allow you to view and manipulate/print all the maps in this CD collection in full detail. There is a version for both Windows platforms and full installation instructions are included on the CD. Please visit Our About Me Page to Learn More about Us! This product is a CD. All our CDs are professionally produced and packaged in DVD sized cases. This allows you to easily store them with your on your shelf and retrieve them easily. Some of our CDs require a special viewer to be installed on your computer to view the images. View Our Other Products: To view a listing of all our hundreds of products currently available, click the link below: View All Products<-- (Note: This will open a browser window. ) and Handling: We offer a variety of options via USPS. All options/shipping fees for your country are detailed in the listing tab or when you check out. We ship in the United States and many international locations. A special note to our international customers: We only charge costs on our items (and fees from the US are regrettably really that expensive.) We do not collect customs or any other country specific duties. Any such fees owed are your responsibility when the item arrives at your location. is generally completed within one business day of purchase. Payment options: Our payment processor is PayPal Guarantee : All items are covered by a 30 day money back guarantee. Only the purchase price is refunded. is not refunded. Item must be sent back at buyer's expense and buyer must include the auction ID and method of payment with the item to receive a refund. xygooberpie123 Feedback: We give positive feedback to all our paying customers at the time your product is shipped. To purchase your CD for immediate delivery, just click on the Buy It Now button at the bottom of the page. Product and Product Advertisement Copyright THA Media LLC - All Rights Reserved

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Historic 16th Century Agnese Nautical Atlas on CD - B77

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