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The Rugendas Letters:
Johann Moritz Rugendas’
First Voyage to Brazil
The Sections of Cap Trafalgar
The First Prussian Maritime Atlas
Vespucci – Americus Vesputius. Half-length portrait in oval medallion, in front of him atlas, compass, and globe. In his hand dividers, simultaneously looking into the far distance of new worlds uncovered by the curtain – symbol of mystery – drawn halfway behind him with a view of a sailing fleet of ships. Above the medallion celestial globe with laurel branches and laurel garlands. Laterally to the below sea-monsters, in their voracious mouths the fruit garlands lining the title-cartouche. Colored engraving. (1671.) 11⅜ × 7 in (29 × 17.7 cm).
The especially above and below wide white margin with isolated brown spots and generally slightly – on the back somewhat more – browned. Isolated tiny tears in the white lower margin backed acid-freely. Absolutely unaffected by this, however, the
in its colors just as beautiful as rich portrait
of the Florentine navigator + explorer Amerigo Vespucci
(1451-1512), whom Martin Waldseemüller immortalized in his world map of 1507 by naming after him the new world he did not discover.
Offer no. 28,824 / EUR 590. / export price EUR 561. (c. US$ 606.) + shipping