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Lot nr:596
Book nr:31945
Author:CHIFFLET, J.J.
Title:Portus Iccius Julii Caesaris demonstratus.
Town:Madrid
Publisher:Viduae Ildephonsi Martini
Year:1626
Description:Sm in-4to, [4], 23, [1] ff, with one engr. map showing part of the English Channel and north of France. Modern binding. We add: WAUTERS - Wissant, l'ancien portus Iccius. Bxl, 1879. 8°, 61 pp. avec carte dépl. Couv. d'éditeur
Note:The author, physician to Philip IV, King of Spain, claims that Caesar invaded Britain from Portus Iccius (Mardick, a village near Dunkirk, now disappeared) and not from Boulogne, and the engraved map shows an imaginary scene of the invaders landing at Dover.
[Palau IV, 67757] [not in STC (Italian)]
Price:€200 - €300
Sellingprice:€1800
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