5 April 2016
SOLINUS, Caius Julius. Polyhistor, rerum toto orbe memorabilium thesaurus locupletissimus. -- MELA, Pomponius. De situ orbis libros tres. Basel: Michael Isingrin, 1543.
2 parts in one volume, 2° (311 x 207 mm). 2 double-page woodcut maps and 18 woodcut maps or topographical views in text (2 full-page). (Owner’s name erased from title, some mostly marginal browning and staining.) Modern vellum (rebacked); cloth folding case. Provenance: some early marginalia.
Second edition of Sebastian Münster's annotated commentary of Solinus' and Mela's geographical texts with “Asia Maior” folding map which contains "THE EARLIEST REPRESENTATION OF THE NORTH-WEST COAST OF AMERICA ON A PRINTED MAP" (Burden). See previous lot. Adams S-1394; Burden 11.
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