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Lot nr:898
Book nr:31398
Author:[POSTINCUNABEL] FORESTI, Jacobus Philippus Bergomensis
Title:Supplementum Supplementi Chronicarum ab ipso Mundi Exodio usque ad receptionis Nostri Annum M.ccccc.x editum
Publisher:George de Rusconibus
Year:1513, 20 Aug.)
Description:In-f?, [10]-335 ff. Title printed in red and black, with the first word in decorative interlocking caps, with woodcut vignette (George and the dragon) and seven-part woodcut border. Small brown stain in the first quire. With a later version of the so called T-O map (86 x 131 mm) representing the whole world (on f.4). It appeared in print for the first time in 1472. It originated in the 5th century B.C. In this basic type the disc of the world is divided into three zones separated by a T-shaped Mediterranean Sea, with Asia uppermost, and Europe and Africa in the two lower sections, the whole circumscribed by the world ocean. Illustrated with ca. 90 views of cities i.a. Damascus, Rhodos, Troje, Verona, Florence, Jerusalem, Venice, Constantinople, Genua, Granada... Some marginal wormholes. An attractive copy.
Beautiful Venetian binding, blindstamped pigskin, with floral motives, with recuperation of an old manuscript as endlvs
Note:Ref. Adams F-750; Essling 349; Sabin 25086; see Campbell Earliest Maps, 77; see Shirley 1.
Fourth edition of this history of the world, containing an account of the discovery of America, under the year 1493, on fol. 328v
Price:€2400 - €3600
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