RAMUSIO Giovan Battista (1485-1557) - Delle navigationi et viaggi (volume primo). Venice: Giunti, 1606. A fundamental text for the history of exploration. Folio (320 x 218mm). Double-page engraved map of Africa, numerous woodcuts (lacking 2 maps and 2n and 2n8 substitute by 2n3 and 2n6 repeated twice, some browning and staining, ink stain at top margin of 2ii8). Contemporary vellum, manuscript title on spine, old label with shelfmark (some rubbing, joint lightly chipped).