9 June 2004
HUTTICH, Johann (1480?-1544) and Simon GRYNAEUS (1493-1541). Novus orbis regionum ac insularum veteribus incognitarum. Paris: Antoine Augerelle for Jean Petit, 1532.
2o (322 x 210 mm). Petit's woodcut device on title, woodcut folding map (outer margins of map trimmed, some browning and staining, some worming along gutter of first gathering, not affecting map, lower blank margin of V6 renewed, touching a few letters). Contemporary vellum, spine ink lettered in one compartment.
First Paris edition of this collection of accounts of voyages, which had been published in Basel a few month before, containing THE FIRST STATE OF THE RARE DOUBLE-CORDIFORM MAP BY ORONCE FINE. "The eminent French cartographer Oronce Fine prepared this double-cordiform map: a rendering considerably in advance of any other printed earlier... Fine's map is a detailed woodcut, geographically much superior to the large oval map by Sebastian Münster and Hans Holbein in the Basel edition" (Shirley 66). Adams G-1335; Alden and Landis 532/19; Sabin 34102.
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