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    Ex Libris Jean R. Perrette: Important Travel, Exploration & Cartography

    5 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 335

    BISSELL, Johannes (1601-1682). Argonauticon Americanorum, sive, histoirae periculorum Petri de Victoria, ac sociorum eius, Libri XV. Munich: Luca Straub for Johannes Wagner, 1647.

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    BISSELL, Johannes (1601-1682). Argonauticon Americanorum, sive, histoirae periculorum Petri de Victoria, ac sociorum eius, Libri XV. Munich: Luca Straub for Johannes Wagner, 1647.

    12° (125 x 72 mm). Engraved frontispiece, full-page engraved map. Contemporary German blind-tooled calf, the covers with floriated border surrounding a coat of arms with initials “BKD”.

    FIRST EDITION, issue with the text on the recto of the map leaf, )(12, printed in black and matching the catchword of the previous leaf. This novel was based on the adventures of the Jesuit Pedro Gobeo de Victoria (ca 1560-ca 1630), though it is sometimes described as a translation of the Ingolstadt 1622 edition of Gobeo de Victoria’s Naufragio y peregrination (Seville 1610). Alden & Landis 647/28; Borba de Moraes, I:108; Medina BHA 1094; Sabin 99443.


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