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Visconti Amerigo Vespucci Rollerball pen, Resin, Bronze trims, Limited Edition

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Brand
Visconti

Line
Limited Edition

Reference
55752

Material
Resin

Color
Ivory

Trim
Bronze
Clip
Visconti engrave

Filling System
Original Refill

Closing System
Screw-on

Warranty
2 years

Country of Manufacture
Italy

Limited Edition
500 units

 

Additional information:

  • In creating a pen to commemorate this crucial 500th anniversary, Visconti took its inspiration from a few important symbolic events, primarily Vespucci's travels themselves and Waldeseemuller's famous map of 1507. It would have been impossible to reproduce the entire map on a pen, so we chose the sections depicting Europe and America. To reproduce it correctly, we further perfected our scrimshaw technique, introducing points and chiaroscuro into the graphic work. The result is astonishing − indeed almost as astonishing as Vespucci's own travels! Certain details, such as the caravelle, are almost painterly in the quality of their engraving. If we stop to consider that a scrimshaw is not on the surface but actually inside the surface, we will realize what an incredible accomplishment this has been on our artists' part. Such a special item could not fail to have a special presentation box, so we reproduced the instrument which, in conjunction with the quadrant, allowed Vespucci to complete his voyage: the astrolabe



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