5 April 2016
MARCO POLO. Historici fidelissimi juxta ac praestantissimi, de regionibus orientalibus libri III.... Berlin: Georgius Schultzius, 1671.
3 parts in one volume, 4° (196 x 155 mm). Engraved additional title and letterpress title in red and black to the volume, letterpress titles to parts 2 and 3, engraved frontispiece to part 2, ornamental head bands and initials (lacking plates of Arabic characters). (Some browning and spotting throughout.) 18th-century calf gilt. Provenance: Dampierre (armorial bookplate).
FIRST EDITION. "Edition of Marco Polo, collated with a manuscript in the library of the Elector of Brandenburg, preface, geographical index, glossary, etc. by Andreas Müller. Followed by Hayton I, King of Little Armenia, Haithoni Armeni historia orientalis" (Lust).
Brunet III: 1406 ("receuil assez recherch"); Cordier Sinica III, 1968; Lust 288; Morrison II, 535.
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