[ROSACCIO, GIUSEPPE]. Viaggio da Venetia, a Costantinopoli Per Mare, e per Terra, & insieme quello di Terra Santa. Venice: Giacomo Franco 1598. Oblong 4to, 153 x 207 mm. (6 x 8 1/4 in.), contemporary vellum over pasteboard, covers with gilt central stamp of a leopard surmounting a crown, rebacked, endpapers renewed, original flyleaves bound in at end, lacking ties, fore-edge lettered in ink, small repaired marginal holes to title and second leaf, small tear at gutter of folding map and fore-edge slightly frayed and browned, one small wormhole to A1 catching 2 letters, a few small marginal tears or wormholes, a few faint traces of old creases. FIRST EDITION, engraved arms on title, folding engraved general map, 72 full-page engraved maps and view-plans printed on text leaves, all except 4 numbered but the numbers not in sequence (Holy Land on fol. N4v printed over letterpress heading), the unnumbered plates signed by Giacomo Franco, woodcut initials. Navari/Blackmer 1447.
The engravings show cities and outposts of the Dalmatian coast, the Aegean and the Levant, as well as several views of individual Greek islands and two naval depictions of the battle of Lepanto (I4r and K1r). They were published in 1597 under the title Raccolta da disegni di tutte le città et fortrezze di mare che sono nel viaggio a Costantinopoli and were probably the work of the engraver Natale Bonifacio. Later editions appeared in 1606, 1610 and c. 1625.
Provenance: Charles Spencer, third Earl of Sunderland (sale, part IV, London, 6-16 November 1882, lot 10769), catalogue description pasted down on original flyleaf (bound at end) -- Presentation inscription to Christina Phelps dated 1925 on same leaf.