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Lettera di Andrea Corsali allo Illustrissimo Signore Duco Iuliano de Medici Venuta Dellindia del Mese di Octobre Nel M.D.XVI.

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SAFE/MRB/910/11

Record identifier

74VKVklqGzXl

Lettera di Andrea Corsali allo Illustrissimo Signore Duco Iuliano de Medici Venuta Dellindia del Mese di Octobre Nel M.D.XVI.

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https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/74VKVklqGzXl/O6BbpzgGo6Ggy

Lettera di Andrea Corsali allo Illustrissimo Signore Duco Iuliano de Medici Venuta Dellindia del Mese di Octobre Nel M.D.XVI.

Full title

Lettera di Andrea Corsali allo Illustrissimo Signore Duco Iuliano de Medici Venuta Dellindia del Mese di Octobre Nel M.D.XVI.

Publisher

Stampato in Firenze : per lo. Stephano di Carlo da Pauia., Adi. xi. di Dicembre Nel M.D. XVI. [1516].

Alternative title

Spine title on Solander box: Lettera di Corsali Florence 1516.

Call Numbers

SAFE/MRB/910/11

Record Identifier

74VKVklqGzXl

Language

English

Formats

Physical Description

Contents

12 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 20 cm (4to) + in Solander case 22 x 16 x 3 cm.

Content type

textstill image

Media type

unmediated

Carrier type

volume
Other Descriptions

Binding Information

Full bound in navy blue hard-grained morocco, five raised bands on the spine, with gilt inner dentelles and edges, and marble endpapers. Spine gilt stamped “Lettra Di A. Corsali 1516”. The text block consists of the original printed letter, 2 extra blank leaves bound in at the front and 48 extra blank leaves bound in behind the original letter. The edges of the text block appear to have been cropped. The binding is not contemporary with the item, but dates from between 1815 and 1835. Bound by Charles Lewis, bookbinder. NSL

Housed in a Solander box with gilt lettering and tooling, five raised bands on the spine, lined with blue velvet, probably contemporary with binding, spine labelled "Lettera di Corsali Florence 1516".

Publication information

Publisher

Stampato in Firenze : per lo. Stephano di Carlo da Pauia., Adi. xi. di Dicembre Nel M.D. XVI. [1516].

Access and use

Access

Mitchell Library copy at SAFE/910/11: supervised access only by appointment with Manager, Information and Access.

More information

SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Summary

Printed copy of a letter sent from Andrea Corsali to his patron Giuliano de Medici in 1516. In the letter, Corsali describes a Portuguese sea voyage which sailed from Lisbon to India. The voyage rounded the Cape of Good Hope where Corsali observed the Southern Cross constellation for the first time. Corsali’s extensive description and diagram of th...

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Full title

Lettera di Andrea Corsali allo Illustrissimo Signore Duco Iuliano de Medici Venuta Dellindia del Mese di Octobre Nel M.D.XVI.

Translation of title

Letter of Andrea Corsali to the Most Illustrious Duke of Giuliano de Medici, which arrived from India in the month of October 1516.

Spine title

Spine title: Lettra di A. Corsali 1516.

NOTES

General note

Signatures: a⁶. Imprint from colophon; woodcut device of printer Io. Stephano di Carlo da Pauia, being initials ISPA within a frame, at foot of colophon; statement of privilege above printer’s device: Con Gratia [et] Priuilegio. Woodcut illustration of the Southern Cross constellation on the title page. Armorial stamp of Nicolas-Antoine Labbey-de-B...

Additional physical form availability note

Online at the State Library of NSW.

Language note

In Italian.

Exhibitions

Exhibited in: "Maps of the Pacific", State Library of New South Wales, August 2021 to 24 April 2022. NSL

Date Published

Adi. xi. di Dicembre Nel M.D. XVI. [1516].

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Provenance

Formerly owned by Nicolas-Antoine Labbey-de-Billy, and sold as part of his collection on 1 May, 1826. Subsequently acquired by Richard Heber, English book collector, and whilst in his possession, rebound in blue morocco by bookbinder Charles Lewis. Sold as part of Heber's library on 27 March, 1835. Thereafter purchased by bookseller Thomas Thorpe,...

Biographical note

Andrea Corsali was born in 1487 in the village of Monteboro di Empoli, Republic of Florence, and his name appears on the baptismal register of the Cathedral of Florence. In 1515, when Corsali was 28, his patron Giuliano de Medici sent him on a mission to India. Corsali joined a Portuguese caravel in Lisbon, which sailed around the Cape of Good Hope...

Identifiers

PRIMARY IDENTIFIERS

Call Numbers

SAFE/MRB/910/11

Record Identifier

74VKVklqGzXl

Permalink

https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/74VKVklqGzXl/O6BbpzgGo6Ggy

OTHER IDENTIFIERS

MMS ID

991024185596402626

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