Auction 443 / Lot n° 12

[MALTA] - PAOLI, Sebastiano - Codice Diplomatico Del Sacro Militare Ordine Gerosolimitano Oggi Di Malta. Lucca: Marescandoli, 1733-37. Only one other copy of this diplomatic codex of Malta is recorded as having sold at auction (£2,800 in 1992 at Sotheby's; RBH). 2 volumes, folio (404 x 258mm). Half-titles, titles in red and black wth engraved vignette, a general folding table of the Kings of Jerusalem, 3 engraved folding plates of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, Rhodes and the islands of Malta and Gozzo, a synoptic folding table and 13 engraved plates, some engravings and woodcuts in text (occasional light browning on text and on plates, the maps are in good conditions). Contemproary vellum (some chipping and stains). Variant A of SBN. Provenance: Biblioteque De Village (ex libris). (2)

Auction: 22 January 2018 at 15:00

Estimate 1,500 - 2,500€

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