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Rare Manuscript Portolan Chart of Sardinia, Italy
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OLIVIA, Jouanna (Fl. 1570-1614).
Illuminated Manuscript Portolan Chart of "Isola D' Sardegna" (Sardinia).
Single leaf of vellum, float-mounted and framed.
Marseilles, c. 1600.
21" x 28" sheet, 28" x 35" framed.

AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE AND RARE MANUSCRIPT PORTOLAN CHART in pen and black, red, blue, brown and green ink, heightened in gold and silver, of the island of Sardinia, the title within a ribbon banner heightened in silver next to the arms of the Kingdom of Sardinia, oriented to the east, elaborately decorated scale lower left, ll important ports and towns given in Italian and Catalan, and town, river systems and mountains, decorated with a large and beautiful compass rose radiating rhumb lines, all surrounded by a border of black and gold fillets.

Provenance: Marvin Carton, his sale Sotheby's New York, February 2, 1985, lot 67
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Rare Manuscript Portolan Chart of Sardinia, Italy

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Jan 29, 2022
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0132: Rare Manuscript Portolan Chart of Sardinia, Italy

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Est. $20,000 - $30,000Starting Price $15,000
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OLIVIA, Jouanna (Fl. 1570-1614).
Illuminated Manuscript Portolan Chart of "Isola D' Sardegna" (Sardinia).
Single leaf of vellum, float-mounted and framed.
Marseilles, c. 1600.
21" x 28" sheet, 28" x 35" framed.

AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE AND RARE MANUSCRIPT PORTOLAN CHART in pen and black, red, blue, brown and green ink, heightened in gold and silver, of the island of Sardinia, the title within a ribbon banner heightened in silver next to the arms of the Kingdom of Sardinia, oriented to the east, elaborately decorated scale lower left, ll important ports and towns given in Italian and Catalan, and town, river systems and mountains, decorated with a large and beautiful compass rose radiating rhumb lines, all surrounded by a border of black and gold fillets.

Provenance: Marvin Carton, his sale Sotheby's New York, February 2, 1985, lot 67

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