9 June 2004
RAMUSIO, Giovanni Battista (1485-1557). Delle navigationi et viaggi. Venice: Giunti, 1613-1583-1606.
3 volumes, 2o (305 x 218 mm). Woodcut devices on titles, 10 double-page maps and plans (3 engraved in vol. I and 7 woodcut maps in vol. III), 8 full-page woodcut illustrations and numerous other woodcut illustrations in text. (Volume I with marginal worming to title and old repair, lacks ccc5 and ccc6 in last gathering; vol. II with short tear to Z2; Vol. III, L1 with small paper flaw affecting letters.) 17th-century boards (old rebacking, wear to spines and edges). Provenance: Regularium Placentiae, Anno 1621 (ownership inscription on title); Henry Miers Elliot (bookplate); P.P.C. Lammens (bookplate).
Sixth edition of volume I, third edition of volumes II and III of the earliest and most important systematic collection of travels and voyages of the 16th century, including some accounts published for the first time. Alden and Landis 613/108, 583/59, 606/88; Sabin 67735; 67736; 67742. (3)
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