ALBERTI, LEANDRO. 1479-1552.
Descrittione di tutta Italia. BOUND WITH: Isole appartenenti alla Italia. Venice: Altobello Salicato, 1588.
2 volumes. 8vo (197 x 132 mm). , 270; 272-495,  blank, 100,  ff. Separate title and foliation for Isole appartenenti. 6 double-page woodcut maps and 1 view in the Isole, tipped to mounting stubs. ANS by Sir Edward Sullivan bound at front of volume 1. Modern polished calf, vol 1 rebacked. 2 maps toned, some minor worming to margins, occasional toning and foxing to leaves, head of spine chipped and upper board starting vol 2.
Provenance: Ditton Place (armorial bookplates); Bernardine Murphy (bookplates).
POPULAR 16TH CENTURY GUIDE TO ITALY. First published in 1550, for many years this was the most influential and widely-consulted guide to Italy. This copy contains the illustrated Isole appartenenti alla Italia, issued with a separate title page and often found with the Descrittione.
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