Trombe Di Mare. Gli Marinari Per Inveterato Costume Fanno In Certi Passaggi Una Cerimonia Chiamato Battesimo...
Copper engraving with very large margins, -printed from three plates. Total 440 x 270mm (17¼ x 10½").
Two illustrations within a separately-printed frame-like border: six sea-spouts; and a scene of sailors 'baptising' a new recruit making a new passage. This was published in Vincenzo Coronelli's 'Isolario dell'Atlante Veneto'. Coronelli (1650-1718), was Official Cartographer to both Louis XIV of France and the Doge of Venice, as well as being Father General of the Franciscan order.
[Ref: 30332] £160.00