VIAGGI Viaggi fatti da Vinetia, alla Tana, in Persia, in India, et in Costantinopoli, Venice, [Paulus Manutius], 1543
Lot 85
VIAGGI
Viaggi fatti da Vinetia, alla Tana, in Persia, in India, et in Costantinopoli: con la descrittione particolare di città, loughi, siti, costumi, et della porta del Gran Turco, first edition, Venice, [Paulus Manutius], 1543
Sold for £625 (US$ 1,059) inc. premium
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VIAGGI
Viaggi fatti da Vinetia, alla Tana, in Persia, in India, et in Costantinopoli: con la descrittione particolare di città, loughi, siti, costumi, et della porta del Gran Turco, first edition, Aldine device on title and verso of final leaf, light dampstaining, final leaf laid down obscuring device, hole with loss of text to final 4 leaves (quite substantial to final 2), very thin trace of worming in upper corner touching letters to approximately 14 leaves, early ownership inscription on title, modern quarter morocco, morocco-backed book box [Ahmanson-Murphy 317; Renouard 128:8; Adams V623; Atabey 761], 8vo, Venice, [Paulus Manutius], 1543

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  • Edited by Antonio Manuzio, the son of Aldus, this volume contains voyages by Giosafat Barbaro to Tana in 1436 and Persia in 1471, Ambrogio Contarini to Persia in 1473 to 1477, and Luigi Roncinotto to Ethiopia, Persia and India from 1529 to 1532. It also includes Benedetto Ramberti's account of the Turkish Sultan's campaign against the Portuguese settlement at Diu in 1538.
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