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Biblioteca Estense

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Library
Location type: Library
Location address: Italia, Modena, Modena
Number of texts: 2
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The Biblioteca Estense contains the world famous Cantino world map. It is the most important manuscript map surviving from the early Age of Discovery. The Cantino planisphere or Cantino World Map is the earliest surviving map showing Portuguese Discoveries in the east and west. It is named after Alberto Cantino, an agent for the Duke of Ferrara, who successfully smuggled it from Portugal to Italy in 1502. The map incorporates extensive new geographical information based on four series of voyages: Columbus to the Caribbean, Pedro Álvarez Cabral to Brazil, Vasco de Gama followed by Cabral to eastern Africa and India, and the brothers Corte-Real to Greenland and Newfoundland. Except for Columbus, all had sailed under the Portuguese flag.

Linked characteristics: Peculiar
Linked themes: History, Geography
Linked groups: Guide for mappers

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The Biblioteca Estense (Estense Library), was the family library of the dukes of Este. Dating at least to 14th century, it was largely enriched during Ferrara’s Renaissance, and finally established in Modena in the beginning of 17th century. It is one of the most important libraries in Italy. The library is located in the Palazzo del Musei, Largo Sant’Agostino 337.

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