Venice, Italy, between 1545 and 1564.
Red morocco, ca. 1550-1600, with an illuminated windrose and small compass set in the lower inside cover.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1911.
14 leaves, bound : vellum, ill. ; 250 x 180 mm
Arms of the first owner (or a serpent in pale azure) (Colbert of France); collection of the comte de Malartic at Dijon; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Léon Gruel in 1911; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. atlas; written and illuminated in Venice, Italy, between 1545 and 1564.
Scribe and artist: Battista Agnese.
Decoration: illuminated zodiac, armillary sphere, 1 full-color world map with 12 blowing wind heads; 9 other maps with details in colors and wash gold.
Roman letters and a cursive script