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With the First Printed Map to Reflect
Voyages of the Age of Discovery


World Map/ Early Discovery/ Africa. POMPONIUS MELA [Venice, 1482]
Pomponii Mellae Cosmographi Geographia:… [Including: DIONYSIUS PERIEGETES, De Situ Orbis. Tr. Priscianus.] .
4to. [7 ½ x 5 ½ inches]
(48) ff., (A-F8), including one full-page woodcut map of the world on verso of a1, first leaf printed in red and black, and 2 large and 7 small woodcut initials in text. Bound in stiff later vellum with author and title gilt on spine. Top & left margins extended with ms. reinstatement of part of outer engraved border, title leaf slightly spotted, final leaf re-margined and mounted with some discoloration. Light toning to edges of text leaves, which are numbered in an early hand; minor waterstaining in lower corners of final quire, not affecting text; very good overall.
$65,000


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Important, Early Map of Africa


Africa. MUNSTER, S. [Basel, 1552]
Africa XXV Nova Tabula….
11 ½ x 14 ½ inches.
Fine hand color; fine condition.
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The Rare First State


West Africa/ Slave Trade. GASTALDI, G./ RAMUSIO, J.B. [Venice, 1556]
Parte del Africa. .
11 x 14 ¼ inches
Minor mind lower margin, else fine with a strong impression.
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A Very Early Issue


Turkey/ Cyprus/ Egypt/ Libya/ Carthage. ORTELIUS, A. [Antwerp, 1570]
Natoliae.../ Aegypti.../ Carthaginis... .
12 1/2 x 19 1/4 inches
Fine hand color; reinforced bottom of centerfold, few edge mends, very good condition.
$450


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Key Trade Centers of the Portuguese Empire in the East


Kozhikode (Calicut)/ Kannur/ Hormuz/ St. George de la Mina. BRAUN, G. and HOGENBERG, F. [Cologne, 1572]
Calechut Celeberimum Indiae Emporium/ Ormus/ Canonor/ S. Georgii Oppidum Mina...
13 x 18 ½ inches
Fine hand color; fine condition.
$975


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