D'ANANIA, Giovanni Lorenzo (1545-1609). La universal fabrica del mondo. Naples: Giuseppe Cacchii dell'Aquila, 1573. 4 parts in one volume, 4° (209 x 150mm). Woodcut title, 4 folding engraved maps. (Folding maps repaired, trimmed at edge and newly inserted, A1 in part four with a clean tear, some browning and staining throughout.) Contemporary vellum, manuscript title on spine (creased and stained, tail of spine chipped). Provenance: erased ownership inscription on title.
FIRST EDITION, RARE. A treatise on cosmography not recorded in most of the standard bibliographies apart from Minieri Riccio; only the 1576 edition is recorded in the British Library. The four folding maps represent Europe, Asia, Africa and America. Minieri Riccio, p.18; Burden 43.