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Abel Fontoura da Costa

Deambulations of the Rhinoceros (Ganda) of Muzafar, King of Cambaia, from 1514 to 1516

Published: Portuguese Colonial Office, Lisbon, 1937

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Reprint with explanations of the 1516 edition, ex-library with usual stamps and labels, illustrations after Durer, 53 pages, slightly foxed, booklet format , 165 x 220mm, condition:good.

In 1515, a German from Nuremberg wrote a letter referring to the arrival of a Rhinoceros in Lisbon, and subsequently at Rome. The original letter is lost but a translation exists at Florence,from which this booklet is based. Apparently Durer, the German Painter copied the sketches of the animal from the original letter and these are now in the British Museum (page 23).

  • Overall Condition: good
  • Size: 165 x 220mm

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