Auction 443 / Lot n° 19

TOLOMEO, Claudio (100-170) - Geografia [Legato con:] Descrittione della Geografia universale con tavole quarantadue d’intaglio in rame [E:] Espositioni, et introduttioni uniuersali di Girolamo Ruscelli sopra la Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino. Venice: eredi di Melchior Sessa, 1599-98. Fourth edition of Ruscelli's Ptolemy augmented by Rosaccio with 5 new maps: Europe, Hungaria et Transilvania, Africa, Asia and America. The fourth book in part 2 contains the descriptions and maps of America: 4 general maps and 7 detailed maps. 3 parts in one volume, 4to (227 x 165mm). 27 engraved maps in part I and 42 in part II, woodcut headpieces. Modern vellum, title on spine label (some staining). The collation is as follows: Geografia: *4, a-f4, g2, *4, 2*2, a-k4, L2, A4, B-C2, D-E4, F2, G-I4, K2, L-M4, N-P2, Q-R4, S2, T-X4, Y2, Z4, 2A-2B2, 2C-2D4, 2E2, 2F4, 2G-2H2, 2I4, 2K-2L4, 2M-2P2, 2Q-2R4, 2S2, 2T-2X4, 2Y2, 2Z4, 3A2, 3B4, 3B-3E2, 3F4, 3G-3I2, 3K4, 3L-3N2, 3O-3P4; Descrittione: A2, B4, C2, D2, E-K4, L2, M4, N2, O4, P2, Q2, R4, S-V2, X4, Y-2I2, 2K4, 2L3-3N3; Esposizioni: a4-e4, e4-f4 with final blank. Provenance: erased ownership inscription on title.

Auction: 22 January 2018 at 15:00

Estimate 3,000 - 5,000€

Sold 3,400€
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