BORDONE (BENEDETTO) Isolario... Nel qual si ragiona di tutte l'isole del mondo... ricoreto, & di nuovo ristampato. Con la gionta del Monte del Oro nuovamente ritrovato, Venice, Federico Torresano, 1547

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Lot 34
BORDONE (BENEDETTO)
Isolario... Nel qual si ragiona di tutte l'isole del mondo... ricoreto, & di nuovo ristampato. Con la gionta del Monte del Oro nuovamente ritrovato, Venice, Federico Torresano, 1547

Sold for £ 11,312 (US$ 14,658) inc. premium
BORDONE (BENEDETTO)
Isolario... Nel qual si ragiona di tutte l'isole del mondo... ricoreto, & di nuovo ristampato. Con la gionta del Monte del Oro nuovamente ritrovato, title printed in red and black with ornate woodcut border and Torresano's device, 112 woodcut maps (2 full-page and 8 double-page) and one full-page woodcut diagram, all hand-coloured, light dampstain to A1-C6, repair to corner of C3, some leaves on guards, nineteenth century roan-backed cloth, gilt lettered spine with raised bands, rubbed [Phillips, Atlases 163; Sabin 6419; Shirley, British Library T.BORD-1c], folio (306 x 210mm.), Venice, Federico Torresano, 1547

Footnotes

  • The third edition of the first atlas to be based on contemporary descriptions rather than classical geography, depicting islands in the Mediterranean and all around the world. The large double-page maps are of the world on an oval projection, Europe, the Aegean Sea and Venice, and there are 4 smaller double-page maps of Sicily, Crete, Cyprus and Euboea. Other important maps include an early representation of North America ("Terra de lavoratore", or Labrador, possibly a reference to the slave trade), Mexico City ("Temistitan", prior to its destruction by Cortes), the earliest printed map devoted to Japan, and several of islands in the Caribbean.

    Provenance: Stefano Breventano[?] pavese, ownership signature on title (crossed through) and occasional corrections and numerous annotations in the margins (identifying old and new place names and commenting on people and places: "positione della Inghilterra secondo Tolomeo", "voci che s'odono lamentarsi in alcune grotte", "cosa incredibile", "Mayz e quella sorte di grano che chiamiamo noi formento indiano", "corsi ladri", "sardi rubbatori", "sangue di drago che cosa sia e come si faccia", "Isola citharea gia detta Porphirite dalla eccellenza del marmo porfido", "Patmos isola dove San Giovanni scrisse l'Apocalipsi hoggi detta Palmosa"); Bernardus de Paralta, ownership inscription on title.
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BORDONE (BENEDETTO) Isolario... Nel qual si ragiona di tutte l'isole del mondo... ricoreto, & di nuovo ristampato. Con la gionta del Monte del Oro nuovamente ritrovato, Venice, Federico Torresano, 1547
BORDONE (BENEDETTO) Isolario... Nel qual si ragiona di tutte l'isole del mondo... ricoreto, & di nuovo ristampato. Con la gionta del Monte del Oro nuovamente ritrovato, Venice, Federico Torresano, 1547
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