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A Landmark in the History of the Atlas


Atlas. PTOLEMY, C./GASTALDI, Giacomo, ed. [Venice, 1548 ]
La Geografia, con alcuni comenti & aggiunte fattevi da Sebastiano Munstero, con le tavole non solamente antiche & moderne solite di sta(m)parsi, ma altre nuovo aggiuntevi di Jacopo Gastaldo, ridotta in volgare Italiano da Pietro Andrea Mattiolo.
8vo. [17.3 x 11 cm]
[Colophon: N. Bascarini, 1547]. (8), 214 ff., including woodcut title 8 woodcuts in text, 1 ¾ page of an astronomer, (2) ff. [register/colophon and integral blank at DD8], 184 ff., including 60 double-page engraved maps. Bound in contemporary flexible vellum, resewn, with title inked on spine. Early ownership inscriptions on front pastedown (dated 1562), title and f.[2]. Ink highlighting on title, lower corner restored with imprint just cropped; “Tabula Europa IIII” soiled in lower corner; else excellent with map generally wide-margined and with strong impressions.
$38,500


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A Scarce Edition, Attractively Colored


Switzerland. MUNSTER, S. [Basel, 1552]
Helvetia Prima Et VIII. Nova Tabula.
11 ½ x 14 ¾ inches.
Fine hand color; centerfold reinforced with some mended wormholes, very good.
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Fine Early View of Ghent


Ghent. BRAUN, G. & HOGENBERG, F. [Cologne, 1572]
Gandauum, Amplissima Flandriae Urbs... .
13 x 18 ¾ inches
Superb hand color; expertly mended tear, very good.
$950


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A Beautiful Plan of a Medieval City


Utrecht. BRAUN, G. & HOGENBERG, F. [Cologne, 1572]
Traejectum... .
13 x 18 ½ inches.
Fine hand color; excellent condition.
$1,500


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A Very Early Plan of Liege
In an Excellent Example


Liege. BRAUN, G. and HOGENBERG, F. [Cologne, 1572]
Leodium... Civitatis Leodiensis Genuina Delineatio ... .
13 x 19 inches.
Superb hand color; excellent condition.
$550


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