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Sir Robert Dudley, duca di Northumberland, Dell’Arcano del mare
Sir Robert Dudley, duca di Northumberland, Dell’Arcano del mare

Florence 1647

Fol., pp. 36 + 104 pl. n.n.; 48,3x35,8 cm
Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Magl. 5._.270

Dedicated to Ferdinando II, this treatise constitutes a fundamental evidence of the activities of Sir Robert Dudley in cartography and the making of naval instruments. It is the first marine atlas ever published. The plate on display illustrates some of the ingenious instruments designed by Dudley.