Providence, John Carter Brown Library, Atlas of Charles V
Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional de España, Magellan Atlas - Ms. Res. 176

Battista Agnese's Charles V Atlas & Magellan Atlas Facsimile Edition

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Charles V Atlas

32 parchment pages illuminated in gold and extravagantly decorated with Renaissance motifs by Giulio Clovio, known to his contemporaries as the Michelangelo of illuminated manuscripts. Among his best known works are the Triumphs of Charles V and the Farnese Book of Hours. Commissioned by the Emperor Charles V, this book was used in the geography lessons given to the crown prince, the future King Philip II of Spain, and presented as a permanent gift to the heir to the throne on the occasion of his 16th birthday.

Magellan Atlas

The first round the world voyage. The Voyage of Magellan, financed by Charles V: I. Ferdinand de Magellan and Juan Sebastián de Elcano set sail from Seville on 20 September 1519. II. Storms force a delay of several weeks. III. They weigh anchor again and set off in search of a southern passage. IV. They transverse the body of water now known as the Strait of Magellan. V. Magellan dies in the Philippines. Elcano takes command and sets out on the homeward voyage, his ships laden with precious spices. VI. Elcano goes round the Cape of Good Hope. VII. Returns to Seville on 6 September 1522.

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Gilt tooled leather binding

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Battista Agnese's Charles V Atlas & Magellan Atlas": Colección: Atlas De Carlos V - Atlas De Magallanes facsimile edition, published by Patrimonio Ediciones

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Colección: Atlas De Carlos V - Atlas De Magallanes

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  • Limited Edition: 999 copies
  • This facsimile is complete (full-size color reproduction of the whole original document).

This set consists of two codices by Batista Agnese of Genoa, the prestigious and prolific 16th-century cartographer who produced most of his works commissioned by the royal houses of Europe.

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