• Maggelan,Victoria, victory, ferdinand, Jan Huygen van Linschoten,Itinerario, east indies, engraving, ship, old print, antique print, 1599, australia

Title: "Prima ego velivovis ambivi cursibus Orbem,  Magellane novo te duce ducta freto. Ambivi, meritoque vocor Victoria: sunt mî  Vela, alæ; precium, gloria: pugna mare de Magell navi"

Translation:  "I was the first to sail around the world by means of sails, and carried you, Magellan, leader, first through the straits. I sailed around the world, therefore I am justly called Victoria [Victory], my sails were my wings, my prize was glory, my fight was with the sea"

Rare small engraving with old colouring showing Ferdinand Maggellan's ship Victoria, the only survivor of the 1519 expedition to circumnavigate the globe.

This engraving was published on the titlepage of the Itinerario by Jan Huygen van Linschoten (Abridged Latin translation of Itinerario, voyage ofte schipvaert, Amsterdam, Cornelis Claesz, 1596; Latin translation originally published in the Hague, 1599)

Size: 9,8 x 13,5 cm

Condition: Good (the image is very good, the margins are browned and foxed, remains of old frame visible at the outside of the engraving.

 

VAT: Margingoods

 

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