STC of Italian Books 1465-1600, p. 404; Petit 1438; not in Adams." /> MAGNUS, Olaus. <I>Historia delle genti et della natura delle cose settentrionali,</I> Venice: Giunta, 1565. 2, woodcut printer's device on title and last leaf, large engraved map of Scandinavia on c<V>6, numerous woodcuts in text (some spotting and staining, chiefly affecting preliminaries and margins of later leaves, several leaves with old repairs without loss of text), later vellum (shaken, soiled). <I>Provenance</I>: "ex libris Ranutii-Aloysii" (early inscription on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION IN ITALIAN. The fine woodcuts depict hunting and fishing scenes, various sporting games, sea monsters and other curiosities. Schwerdt II, 4 :"Its sporting interest lies in the many curious engravings of hunting and fishing scenes"; BL <I>STC of Italian Books 1465-1600</I>, p. 404; Petit 1438; not in Adams. | Christie's