BERTELLI, Pietro (1571?-1621). Theatrum urbium italicarum. Venice: [Pietro Bertelli], 1599. Oblong 8° (178 x 245mm). Engraved title and 57 engraved maps only (of 58). (Lacking colophon leaf, occasional soiling, browning and staining, marginal wormtrack affecting some leaves, 2C detached.) Contemporary limp vellum, manuscript title on spine (endpapers worn, some staining). Provenance: Andrea de Stinciis and Francesco Antonio ?Lacagna (inscription).
FIRST EDITION. The work contains views of the most famous Italian cities together with depictions of fascinating small Italian towns of artistic value such as Fano, Brescia, Orvieto, Gallipoli and many more. This copy is textually complete; the collation agrees with Adams, but differs slightly from that in the British Library, in that a difference in imposition resulted in the omission of the map of Panormus/Palermo called for in the printed table. Adams B-801.