MAFFEI, Raffaele (1451-1522) - Commentariorum urbanorum Raphaelis Volaterrani octo et triginta libri cum duplici eorundem indice secundum tomos collecto. Parrhisijs: Jean Petit e Josse Bade, 1515. Main work by Raffaele Maffei from Volterra, this sort of encyclopedia deals with geography, anthropology and philology; in the section dedicated to geography there are the first references to the Spanish and Portoguese discoveries. Folio (323 x 210mm). Latin text with Greek additions, printer device on title, the first colophon at CCCCXIIII, the second at CCCCXXII, woodcut initials with floral ornaments (hole in the text on 2G8 recto, some damage by rodent on the superior corner until quire o, from n3 to o4 superior corner restored and lacking text handwritten in ink, title browned, restored and with waterstaining, light spotting, waterstaining). Modern vellum (panels lightly bowed, stains). Provenance: ownership note on title, now discoloured and almost unreadable "Hic liber est Columbus (?) [..]".

Estimate € 800 - 1,200