- [Venice, between 1535 and 1538]
8 leaves : parchment, col. ill. ; 398 x 290 mm. bound to 430 x 298 mm. (double-page map size 290 x 580 mm.)
- Early maps.
Nautical charts -- Early works to 1800.
Navigation -- Italy -- Venice -- History.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 16th century.
- 7 double-page navigational maps marked with place names and rhumb-lines.
- 1. f.1v-2r: [Britain and northwestern Europe]
2. f.2v-3r: [Western Mediterranean]
3. f.3v-4r: [Eastern Mediterranean]
4. f.4v-5r: [Sea of Marmara, Black Sea, Sea of Azov]
5. f.5v-6r: [Adriatic Sea]
6. f.6v-7r: [Aegean Sea]
7. f.7v-8r: [World]
- Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Script: Place names written in a Gothic book script by at least 2 hands.
Decoration: 7 double-page maps, with coastlines in colored washes of yellow, red, blue, or green; islands filled in with blue, green, red, or gold; rhumb-lines in red and brown; and decorative compass roses on most maps.
Binding: Contemporary Venetian goatskin over wooden boards with blind and gilt tooling.
Origin: Written in Venice between 1535 and 1538.
- Local notes:
- Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative.
- Penn Provenance:
- Formerly owned by Tommaso Compeggio (bishop of Feltre, papal jurist, diplomat); given by Compeggio to Paolo Giovio (bishop of Nocera, humanist) on 8 Aug. 1541 (inscription inside upper cover).
Sold at auction at Christie's, 17 Nov. 1976, lot 277.
Sold by H. P. Kraus to Irene and Peter Ludwig (Aachen, Germany) in 1978 (bookplates by Hans Erni inside upper cover; ms. XIII.15).
Purchased by the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu, Calif.), 1983.
Sold at auction at Sotheby's, 8 Dec. 1988, lot 38, to Lawrence J. Schoenberg.
Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.
- Cited in:
- Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 118-121 (LJS 28).
- Cited as:
- LJS 28
- Compeggio, Tommaso, 1483-1564, former owner.
Giovio, Paolo, 1483-1552, former owner.
Ludwig, Peter, 1925-1996, former owner.
Ludwig, Irene, former owner.
J. Paul Getty Museum, former owner.
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