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Le navigationi et viaggi, fatti nella Turchia, di Nicolo de' Nicolai del Delfinato, signor d'Arfevilla...

  • Object:

    book

  • Place of origin:

    Venice (published)

  • Date:

    1580 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    de Nicolay, Nicolas, born 1517 - died 1583 (author)
    Ziletti, Francesco (publisher)

  • Museum number:

    38041800504813

  • Gallery location:

    Medieval & Renaissance, Room 63, The Edwin and Susan Davies Gallery

Physical description

12 p. l., 192 (i.e. 190) p. incl. 67 woodcuts. 31 cm.

Place of Origin

Venice (published)

Date

1580 (published)

Artist/maker

de Nicolay, Nicolas, born 1517 - died 1583 (author)
Ziletti, Francesco (publisher)

Dimensions

Height: 31 cm

Descriptive line

Le navigationi et viaggi...
Printed book illustrated with 67 engravings.
Pages [143]-[190] are numbered 145-192.

Labels and date

TURKISH HOLY MAN, IN 'TRAVELS AND VOYAGES IN TURKEY' 1567-8
Nicolas de Nicolay (1517-83)

The image shows a Turkish holy man. The text portrays them as thieves, blasphemers and tricksters who deceive simple folk with fake palm readings. Though reflecting contemporary European prejudices, Nicoloay's influential books were among the first to provide first-hand images of Turkish people and customs. He based them on observations and sketches made when he accompanied a French embassy to Istanbul in 1551.

Italy, Venice
Ink on paper; engraved illustrations
From Le navigationi et viaggi fatti nella Turchia di Nicolo de; Nicolai, 1580; first published in Lyon in 1567-8
Labelled in Italian: 'Holy Turk'
Museum no. 38041800504813
[24/03/2018]

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Printing

Categories

National Art Library; Books; Medieval and renaissance

Collection

National Art Library

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