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        PIO IIII. PONT. MAX. PONTIFICALE ROMANUM AD OMNES PONTIFICIAS CEREMONIAS, QUIBUS NUNC VTITUR SACROSANCTA ROMANA ECCLESIA, ACCOMODATUM

      Venice, Italy: Printed By Heirs of Lucantonio Giunta. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1561. Hardcover. Red and black; Folio 13" - 23" tall; Pio IIII. Pont. Max. Pontificale romanum Ad omnes Pontificias ceremonias, quibus nunc vtitur sacrosancta Romana Ecclesia, accomodatum. Later bds; worn, spine defective. Printed throughout in red and black, printed music and numerous woodcuts [162 with 24 repeats], in text. One full page woodcut of the Crucifixion in the front of book,. A masterful example of the print arts. Quite impressive with it's bright red and black letterpress 10 x 15" (350 x 242 mm). Leaves. Ex-library ink stamp to title page, scattered dust-soiling and creasing but contents very bright and generally VG. First 2 leaves tipped in and reinforced by gutter. Colophon page present. 243 leaves. Believed produced in the Vatican print shop. .

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        Annotationes in P. Dioscorides De Medica Materia Libros V., &c

      Argentorati (Strassburg): Iosias Rihelius, 1561. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Foliated. 232 (of 301) ff. Woodcut historiated initials. 275 woodcuts of plants. Contents: Valerii Cordi Simesusi, in Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei de Medica Materia, lib. V; Historia Plantarum, lib. IV; Conradus Gesnerus (Konrad Gesner) Caspari Collino Pharmocopoeo; Silva Observationum uariarum, Valerii Cordi; Val. Cordi de Artificiosis Extractionibus; Val. Cordi Compositiones Medicinales Aliquot, non Vulgares; and the beginning of Stocc-Hornii et Nessi in Bernatium Heluetuorum. Early 19th or late 18th century binding of quarter leather, marbled paper boards; gilt rules on spine; black leather lettering piece, gilt, titled: DIOSCORIDIS ANAZARBEI OPERA. Lacking 8 preliminary leaves, folios 232, and 235 to the end, and therefore commencing with folio 1. With the armorial bookplate of Charles Atwood Kofoid. A few tiny wormhboles occasionally affecting a letter or a woodcut line, but generally in non-printed areas; some leaves with a light tide mark; a very good copy which, even tough lacking title and colophon, contains all of the celebrated woodcuts. Occasional notes in a contemporary hand which also usually crosses through the name of Gesner.

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        Chronographia ò reportorio de los tiempos el mas copioso y preciso que hasta ahora ha salido a luz

      Seville: Juan Guitierrez, 1561. Small quarto. (8 1/8 x 5 7/8 inches). [9], 219 leaves. Letterpress title with woodcut surround and integral woodcut portrait of the author, 67 woodcut illustrations (including a map of the New World on the verso of leaf i4, woodcut map of Eastern Hemisphere on the verso of leaf i1, 7 personifications of the planets, 12 of the zodiac stars, 1 full-page figure of a man showing the areas of influence of the stars on the body; 39 images connected with lunar and solar eclipses), numerous 4- and 6-line decorative woodcut initials. (Tears to to outer blank margin of title, g4 with early deletion in ink and resultant small hole, v1 with section of lower blank margin torn away). Contemporary limp vellum, yapp fore-edges, leather ties (small tears to spine, vellum crinkled, three ties replaced). The extremely rare fourth edition of Chaves's important early work on chronography and astronomy, featuring an early map of the New World. The first three editions were all printed in Seville, and published in 1548, 1550 and 1554. Chaves was a distinguished mathematician, cosmographer, and poet living in Seville, and the first occupant of the chair for cosmography at the Casa de Contractacion. He was one of the first cosmographers to publish a map of the New World, appearing on the verso of leaf 68 in this edition. Chaves's New World map is an early and notable map of North and South America. Burden notes that the map "does show knowledge of some of the latest geographical findings; the Gulf of California and Cartier's expeditions in Canada. The Yucatan is correctly shown as a peninsula." The map is surrounded by twelve named windheads. The map of the Eastern Hemisphere names the continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa. The illustrations include several representations of solar eclipses with their future dates of occurrence up until 1600, as well as astrological symbols (with attendant tables). European Americana states that the first Gutierrez edition printed in Seville appeared in 1566, inexplicably neglecting to note the present edition. The present edition is listed in Palau, who also locates a copy in the British Museum that is without a date but is assumed to be 1561. OCLC and NUC together locate only four additional copies of this 1561 edition, at the University of Arizona, Dartmouth, Indiana University, and the John Carter Brown Library. Very rare, and with an important map. Adams C-1422; BM STC (Spanish), p.23; Burden 15; JCB 1:211; Medina (BHA) 186; Palau 67452; OCLC 2471493; Shirley 86A.

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        Isola Cuba Nova

      Venice, 1561. No Binding. Near Fine. 7 ½ x 9 ¾ inches. Small mend at centerfold outside printed area, else excellent condition. Very early map of Cuba, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and part of Hispaniola, from Ruscelli's edition of Ptolemy's geography. The larger scale, stippled ocean, delicate engraving and precise lettering all distinguish this Ruscelli edition of the map from its source, the rare 1548 Gastaldi map of the same title. The content of Ruscelli's map is predominantly faithful to Gastaldi's, though it contains several alterations of place names, for example Gastaldi's IAMAYEA is corrected to IAMAYCA. Kapp, Capt. Kit S., in MCC #24 The Printed Maps of Jamaica, #2

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        Anglia et Hibernia Nova

      Venice, 1561. Map. Copper engraving, 19 x 26.5 cms, black and white as issued, one or two wormholes, blank verso. Ruscelli’s ‘modern’ map of the British Isles, derived from George Lily’s map of 1546, was first issued in his edition of Ptolemy’s Geographia printed by Valgrisi in 1561. Shirley: Early Printed Maps of the British Isles #68

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        CHRONOGRAPHIA O REPORTORIO DE LOS TIMEPOS EL MAS COPIOSO Y PRECISO QUE HAST AHORA HA SALIDO A LUZ

      Seville: Juan Gutierrez, 1561.. [9],219 leaves. Woodcut map of the New World on the verso of leaf i4, woodcut map of Eastern Hemisphere on the verso of leaf i1. Woodcut illustrations and initials throughout. Woodcut portrait of the author on the titlepage. Small quarto. Contemporary limp vellum. Foredge of titlepage worn and with several small closed tears, but no loss of content. Institutional ink stamp of the Jesuit College at Cordoba on verso of titlepage. Several instances of neat, early ink notes and emendations. A very good copy. In a half morocco and cloth box. The extremely rare fourth edition of Chaves' important early work on chronography and astronomy, featuring an early map of the New World. The first edition appeared in Seville in 1548, followed by editions printed in that same city in 1550 and 1554. Chaves (1523-74) was a distinguished mathematician, cosmographer, and poet living in Seville, and the first occupant of the chair for cosmography at the Casa de Contractacion. He was one of the first cosmographers to publish a map of the New World, appearing on the verso of leaf 68 in this edition. Chaves' New World map is an early and notable map of North and South America. Burden notes that the map "does show knowledge of some of the latest geographical findings; the Gulf of California and Cartier's expeditions in Canada. The Yucatan is correctly shown as a peninsula." The map is surrounded by twelve named windheads. The map of the Eastern Hemisphere names the continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa. The illustrations include several representations of solar eclipses with their future dates of occurrence, as well as astrological symbols (with attendant tables). EUROPEAN AMERICANA states that the first Gutierrez edition printed in Seville appeared in 1566, inexplicably neglecting to note the present edition. The present edition is listed in Palau, who also locates a copy in the British Museum that is without a date but is assumed to be 1561. OCLC and NUC together locate only four additional copies of this 1561 edition, at the University of Arizona, Dartmouth, Indiana University, and the John Carter Brown Library. Very rare, and with an important map. ADAMS C-1422 PALAU 67452. MEDINA (BHA) 186. BM STC (SPANISH), p.23. SHIRLEY 86A. BURDEN 15. JCB 1:211. OCLC 2471493.

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        La Geografia di Tolomeo nuovamente tradotta di Greco in Italiano, da Ruscelli, con espositioni del medesimo o modo di far la descrittione di tutto il mondo Aggiuntovi un pieno discorso di M. Gioseppe Meleto

      Venice: appresso Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1561. 3 parts in one volume, quarto. (9 x 6 1/8 inches). Letterpress general title and two section titles, 1p. errata at back. 64 double-page engraved maps (28 according to Ptolemaic geography including 1 world map, 36 'modern' maps including 2 world maps and 7 others relating to the Americas), 12 woodcut illustrations or diagrams, woodcut printer's device on titles, and verso of the third world map "Carta Marina nuova tavola" (minor staining at lower corners in the first part of the Geografia section, minor worming at inner margins touching the first few maps of the final part of the Geografia). Contemporary vellum over pasteboard. Housed in a modern black morocco- backed box, spine gilt. Important first edition of Ruscelli's Italian translation of Ptolemy's Geographia, with the original maps superbly re- engraved and enlarged and with new maps added: a pleasing, unsophisticated copy in contemporary vellum. This "new and important edition" (Sabin) of Ptolemy also includes the first publication of Ruscelli's own Espositioni et Introduttioni Universali… sopra tutta la Geografia di Tolomeo. Con XXXVI. nuove tavole… cosi del mondo conosciuto dagli antichi, come del nuovo. Con la carta da navicare, & con piu alter, as well as a short work by Giuseppe Moleto Discorso Universale … nel quale son raccolti, & dichiarati tutti i termini, & tutte le regole appartenenti alla Geografia. The maps are slightly enlarged versions of those of Jacopo Gastaldo (which had previously appeared in Mattioli's 1548 translation of Ptolemy) with several notable additions. Amongst the most important of these is the second appearance (and first widely circulated) of the famed Zeno map. It shows Greenland connected to Norway in the north, and two land masses which are believed to correspond to Labrador and Newfoundland. The map was first published in Venice in 1558 by Nicolo Zeno, a descendant of a person by the same name, Nicolo Zeno, of the Zeno brothers. The younger Zeno published the map, along with a series of letters, with the claim that he had discovered them in a storeroom in his family's house in Venice. According to his claim, the map and letters were made around the year 1400 and purport to describe a voyage by the Zeno brothers made in the 1390s under the direction of a prince named Zichmni. The voyage supposedly traversed the North Atlantic and, according to some interpretations, reached North America. Among the other maps are ten of American interest, including a general map of South America; a detailed map of Brazil; another of Mexico, Baja California, the Gulf Coast and Florida; a map of New England; one of Cuba; and one of Hispaniola. The map of Mexico and the Gulf Coast is of considerable importance. Its appearance in the first Gastaldi edition marked the first map devoted to New Spain to appear in an atlas. That issue, though an improvement over previous depictions, included errors such as showing the Yucatan peninsula as an island. The present Ruscelli edition, however included several important corrections and improvements, including the correct mapping of the Yucatan. "The place names along the upper Gulf Coast revealed the explorations of Pineda, Cabeza de Vaca, and Moscosso, and the Mississippi, here shown as the Rio de Spiritu Santo was carefully depicted" (Martin & Martin). European Americana 561/42; JCB (3)I:214; Phillips Atlases 371; Sabin 66503; Stevens Ptolemy 50; Adams P-2235; Shirley, Mapping of the World 110,111; Martin & Martin, Maps of Texas and the Southwest, p. 69, plate 3.

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        DISCORSO UNIVERSALE DI M. GIOSEPPE MOLETO MATHEMATICO. AL SIGNOR FEDERIGO MORANDO NEL QUALE SON RACCOLTI, & DICHIARATI TUTTI I TERMINI, & TUTTE LE REGOLE APPARTENENTI ALLA GEOGRAFIA. CON PRIUILEGIO...;ILLUSTRISSIMO... , & D'ALTRI...ANNI XV

      Venice, Italy.: Vincenzo Valgrisi., 1561. ...47pp...Modern dark maroon leather binding...Title page engraved in B/W...Illustrated with initialed woodcut vignettes...Scientific work on climate, astronomy, cosmology, etc...Interesting marginal notes in ink in early hand...12 letter press Tables...Text in Italian...SCARCE...Complete copy of appendix to Ptolemaeus Geografia.... First Edition.. Hard Cover.. Very Good.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Quaestionum sacrarum reverendi patris D. Martini Lutheri , Centuriae IIII. Libris tribus distinctae In quibus, praeter alia scitu necessaria & iucunda, veteris & novi Testamenti locis obscuribus insignem lucem allata: nec non sententias in speciem pugnantes summa ingenii dexteritate conciliatas pius Lector deprehendet. Nunc primùm ex omnibus eiusdem Latinis operibus in gratiam [...] per Iacobum Hertelium

      Basel, (Joh. Oporinus 1561).. 8 Bll., 530 S., 22 Bll. Mit Titelvign., Initialen. Ldr. d. Zt. über Holzdeckel. Mit reicher figürl. Blindpräg. auf beiden Deckeln, Rollenstempel, dat. 1563. Einbd. u. vereinz. innen fleckig. VD16 ZV 10091 - Erste Ausgabe.

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        Fritillaria Polyanthos lutea (tulips)

      Basil Besler (1561-1629)Illustrated plate from Hortus EystettensisEichstatt: 1613Hand-colored copperplate engraving (later color)35? x 30 1/4? framed in museum quality gold leaf frame using archival materials and UV plexiglassVery good conditionBasil Besler?s great botanical work is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced. Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop?s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the Hortus Eystettensis, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all. With the Bishop?s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over 16 years. Published one hundred and fifty years before Linnaeus created his thorough system of classification, Besler?s great florilegium represents an impressive early attempt to classify plants for the benefit of botanists, doctors and apothecaries. Each plant is given a distinct and often descriptive Latin title, and related species are grouped together on the same plate, or over a series of plates. Almost all specimens are shown complete and accurately colored, including delineations of their root systems. While Besler?s work is obviously motivated by a scientific impulse to document and describe a remarkable collection of species, the beautiful presentation and dramatic stylization of the illustrations also convey a sense of the visual grandeur of the Bishop?s great garden. Each specimen is placed on the page with an artist?s understanding of formal and spatial relations. Most notably, the stylized depiction of foliage and root systems betrays a lively baroque sensibility, as the plants seem to dance across the page. These illustrations of various flowers are among the most dramatic and desirable of Besler?s illustrations. Each is in excellent condition, and would represent wonderful additions to any collection of European botanical art.

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        EPISTOLARUM PAULI MANUTII LIBRI V

      Venice: Aldus 1561, 1561. . Scarce Aldine Press item. Bound in antique full calf leather; spine decorated in gilt and apparently missing a spine label. Both the title page and the colophon have the Aldine dolphin/anchor mark. Title page has small hole along top margin affecting the letters P-I in the title. Otherwise a clean tight book in very good condition.

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        Tulipa lutea maculis alpersa minutis (tulips)

      Basil Besler (1561-1629)Illustrated plate from Hortus EystettensisEichstatt: 1613Hand-colored copperplate engraving (later color)35? x 30 1/4? framed in museum quality gold leaf frame using archival materials and UV plexiglassVery good conditionBasil Besler?s great botanical work is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced. Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop?s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the Hortus Eystettensis, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all. With the Bishop?s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over 16 years. Published one hundred and fifty years before Linnaeus created his thorough system of classification, Besler?s great florilegium represents an impressive early attempt to classify plants for the benefit of botanists, doctors and apothecaries. Each plant is given a distinct and often descriptive Latin title, and related species are grouped together on the same plate, or over a series of plates. Almost all specimens are shown complete and accurately colored, including delineations of their root systems. While Besler?s work is obviously motivated by a scientific impulse to document and describe a remarkable collection of species, the beautiful presentation and dramatic stylization of the illustrations also convey a sense of the visual grandeur of the Bishop?s great garden. Each specimen is placed on the page with an artist?s understanding of formal and spatial relations. Most notably, the stylized depiction of foliage and root systems betrays a lively baroque sensibility, as the plants seem to dance across the page. These illustrations of various flowers are among the most dramatic and desirable of Besler?s illustrations. Each is in excellent condition, and would represent wonderful additions to any collection of European botanical art.

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        Cynegetica. Item, carminum libri II. Eglogae III. -

      Lyon, Gryphius, 1561In-4. Legatura del ?600 in pergamena, titolo calligrafato sul dorso, stemma nobiliare successivo impr. in oro sui piatti. Marca tipografica sul frontespizio e diversi bei capilettera ornati. (8), 299, (1) pp. Prima edizione dell?importante poema sull?arte venatoria scritto da uno dei maggiori letterati toscani del ?500. Angeli, noto anche come Bargeo (da Barga, la sua città natale, presso Lucca), fu professore a Pisa e «poeta in latino di squisita eleganza, facile e chiaro, che ricorda Catullo. Delle sue opere... meritano una speciale menzione i sei libri Cynegeticon, sulla caccia coi cani, bellissimi...» (Treccani). DBI III, 201-204. Schwerdt I, 32. Souhart 13. Ceresoli 49: «Edizione assai rara... Vi sono descritti tutti o quasi gli animali quadrupedi da caccia, ivi compresi quelli feroci, il modo di cacciare ciascuno di essi, i cani da caccia, le vestigia degli animali, le insidie, le armi, il vestito, ecc.». Rare first edition of this important work on hunting. Printer?s device on title and various decorative initials. A good copy in 17th century vellum with a later gilt coat-of-arms on covers.

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        Descrittione di tutta Italia nella quale si contiene il sito di essa, l'origine, & le signorie delle città, & de i castelli, co i nomi antichi, & moderni, i costumi de' popoli, & le conditioni de i paesi. Et piu gli huomini famosi, che l'hanno illustrata, i monti, i laghi, i fiumi, le fontane, i bagni, le minere; con tutte l'opere maravigliose in lei dalla natura prodotte. Aggiuntaui nuouamente la descrittione di tutte l'isole pertinenti ad essa Italia.. - Isole appartenenti alla Italia.

      in Venetia, Appresso Ludovico de gli Avanzi, 1561.2 parti con autonomo frontespizio e autonoma numerazione in un vol. in-8° (215x156mm), ff. (41), 503, (1) bianca; 92, (4) [tale seconda parte, sulle isole, riguarda la Corsica, la Sardegna, la Sicilia, Venezia e le sue isole, l'Isola d'Elba, Ischia e Capri]. Legatura antica p. pergamena con titolo calligrafato in antico al dorso e al taglio di piede. Tagli spruzzati rossi. Imprese tipografiche con figure di alberi d'ulivo incise su legno ai frontespizi. Varie avvertenze e componimenti poetici preliminari, un indice tricolonne anch'esso preliminare, capilettera xilografici abitati. Altro indice tricolonne in fine della seconda parte. Firma di possesso in data 1751 al risguardo. Altra firma antica al titolo. Bruniture e fioriture normali, qualche alone. Bell'esemplare. Ristampa veneziana (la prima edizione è del 1550) di quest'ampia descrizione geografica dell'Italia, ricchissima anche di notizie sulla storia, l'archeologia, gli usi e costumi, la demografia, l'economia, le curiosità naturali, etc. Di particolare interesse anche un riferimento contenuto nell'opera ai viaggi di Vespucci (chiamato erroneamente Alberto). Il Muratori, due secoli dopo, definiì il libro "degno di assaissima stima e lavorato con assai esattezza". L'Alberti (Bologna, 1479-ivi, 1552), frate domenicano, storico e letterato, nel 1525 fu nominato provinciale di Terra Santa al fianco del maestro generale dell?ordine, Francesco Silvestri Ferrarese. Nel 1528, morto il Silvestri, fece ritorno a Roma, e tornò poi nella città natia, dove fu eletto inquisitore generale. Lasciò, tra le altre opere: De viris illustribus Ordinis praedicatorum, Dell'historie della sua patria, L' historia della Madonna di San Luca, Istoria di Bologna. La sua opera più significativa resta tuttavia la "Descrittione" presente, strettamente fondata sui precedenti lavori di Annio da Viterbo, di Pietro da Razzano e sull'"Italia illustrata" del Biondo, ma con assai maggiore scrupolo di informazione. EDIT16 CNCE 689. Cfr., per le varie edizioni dell'opera: Fossati Bellani, 285. STC Italian Books, p. 14. Harrisse, n. 302. Adams, A-467. Graesse, I, 52. Brunet, VI, 25218. Lozzi, p. 90. ICC XVI sec., 694. Cicognara, 4129. Platneriana, p. 165. Schlosser, p. 102. Sull'Alberti, Abele L. Redigonda in Dizionario biografico degli Italiani, I, 699-702. Roberto Almagià in Encicl. Italiana, II, 180-181 (con riferimenti bibliografici ed elenco ragionato delle scritture dell'Alberti).

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        In tres priores Institutionum divi Iustiniani libros commentarii. Additiones on finem cuiusque paragraphi reiectae.

      Benedictus Pignotus 1561 In-folio (cm. 42), cc. 120 (14). Grande figura incisa al centro del frontespizo e capolettera istoriati. Legatura coeva in cartonato rigido ricoperto da pergamena manoscritta. Dorso mancante ed un tarlo al margine interno delle ultime carte che solo in pochi casi interessa quelche lettera. Esemplare peraltro genuino e marginoso, con qualche annotazione di mano antica. Ottima edizine di quest'opera di Cristoforo Porzio, giureconsulto pavese che fu attivo nel campo del diritto canonico e civile. Si tratta dei commentari alle Istituzioni.

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        L'Asia del S. Giovanni di Barros, Consigliero del Christianissimo Re di Portogallo: de' fatti de' Portoghesi nello scoprimento, & conquista de' mari & terre di Oriente. Nella quale oltre le cose appartenenti alla militia, si ha piena cognitione di... tutte le Città, Monti, & Fiumi delle parti orientali, con le descrittione de' paesi, & costumi di quei popoli.

      Vincenzo Valgrisio 1561 Due parti in un volume. In 8°(215 x 160 mm) parte I. (20), 200 carte num.; parte II. (14), (1 bianca), 228 carte num. Belle vignette istoriate silografiche ai capolettera.Mezza pergamena settecentesca con titolo su tassello in pelle nocciola al dorso e piatti in cartone decorato, titolo manoscritto a inchiostro bruno al taglio inf. Taglio superiore con riportato il titolo.Edizione originale italiana della prima e seconda decade redatte da Barros (1496 - 1570), storico e consigliere del re di Portogallo, tradotte dal portoghese da Alfonso Villoa. (la prima edizione di notevole rarità è pubblicata a Lisbona 1553 - 53). Si tratta di uno fra i primi resoconti dei viaggi effettuati dagli europei oltreoceano; riguarda esplorazioni e colonizzazioni dei nuovi territori. La prima decade riguarda la scoperta dell'America e successiva colonizzazione portoghese in Brasile con i viaggi di Colombo, De Gama, Pietro Alvaro.. (pertinente ai fatti accaduti dal 1390 al 1506). La seconda deca prosegue la narrazione degli avvenimenti fino al 1539.L'ultimo volume, scritto ed editato da Diogo Do Couto, apparve postumo nel 1615 e riguarda il periodo dal 1539 fino alla fine del secolo. Bell'esemplare che presenta lievi e marginali aloni e fioriture. European Americana 561/6; Sabin 3647; BdM, I, 86-87.

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        Orationi in Materia Civile, e Criminale, tratte da gli Historici Greci e Latini, antichi, e moderni, raccolte, e tradotte per M. Remigio Fiorentino, con gli Argomenti a ciascuna Oratione, per maggiore intelligenza di quanto si contiene in esse....

      in Vinegia, appresso Gabriel Giolito de'Ferrari, 1561. 1561 In-4° antico (235x158mm), pp. (16), 483, legatura settecentesca p. pergamena rigida con unghie e con titolo e fregi in oro su tassello in pelle rossa al dorso. Tagli blu. Impresa tipografica in xilografia al frontespizio. Qualche consueta brunitura, restauri al margine inferiore bianco del frontespizio. Un timbro di biblioteca al titolo. Bell'esemplare. Prima edizione dell'antologia di oratori greci, latini ed italiani curata da Remigio Nannini; accanto a volgarizzamenti da Dione Cassio, Senofonte, Dionigi di Alicarnasso, Curzio Rufo, Appiano, Tito Livio, Sallustio, Egesippo, Procopio di Cesarea, Saxo Grammaticus (sono incluse alcune traduzioni di brani del "Gesta Danorum" concernenti Amleto, probabilmente la prime versione assoluta in una lingua moderna della fonte storica dell'"Amleto" shakespeariano), Leonardo Aretino, Poggio Fiorentino, Paolo Emilio da Verona, Machiavelli, Bernardo Corio, Agostino Giustiniano, Galeazzo Capella, Paolo Giovio. Curiosa l'omissione dal frontespizio del nome del Machiavelli, i cui brani dalle "Istorie Fiorentine" non sono preliminarmente indicati a causa del sospetto che già avvolgeva le opere dello scrittore fiorentino. Remigio Fiorentino (Remigio Nannini) fu scrittore domenicano vissuto tra il 1521 e il 1581. Gli si debbono traduzioni di classici e del "De Gentibus Septentrionalibus" di Olao Magnus, poesie religiose "Poesie in lode della Madonna", Venezia, 1547), delle "Considerazioni cento civili sopra l'Historie di Francesco Guicciardini" (Venezia, 1582). Egli fu anche editore della "Storia d'Italia" guicciardiniana, nonché, tra l'altro, delle opere di san Tommaso, per espresso mandato di Pio V. Bongi, Annali di Gabriel Giolito de' Ferrari, II, pp.125-126. Adams, O-242. STC Italian Books, p. 460. Gamba p. 452. Per notizie sul Nannini, Inghirami, II, 57; Quétif e Échard, Script. Ord. Praedicat., II, passim; Niceron, Mémoires, XXXIV, pp. 211-220; Negri, Scrittori Fiorentini, p. 481; Delio Cantimori in Encicl. Italiana, XXIV, 200.

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        Chronique de Savoye. Reveuë, & nouvellement augmentée, par M. Guillaume Paradin, Doyen de Beaujeu [ Chronique de Savoie ]

      Ian de Tournes 1561 Auec les Figures de toutes les Alliances des mariages qui se sont faicts en la maison de Savoye, depuis le commencement jusqu'à l'heure présente, 1 vol. in-folio relié plein vélin de remploi moucheté, dos à 6 nerfs, tranches rouges, Par Ian de Tournes [ Jean de Tournes ], Lyon, MDLXI [ 1561 ], 1 f. n. ch. (Titre dans l'encadrement au Midas) ; 2 ff. n. ch. (Epistre Dédicatoire de la première édition) ; 1 f. (Epistre dédicatoire [ de la présente édition]) ; 13 ff. n. ch. (Table des matières et errata), 435 pp. chiff. et 2 planches doubles hors texte Commentant cette seconde édition de la Chronique de Savoye, Cartier évoque un "superbe volume parfaitement imprimé. La beauté du caractère, du tirage et du papier, le choix et l'emploi intelligent des fleurons et lettres ornées du meilleur temps de Jean de Tournes font de cet ouvrage une de ses plus belles productions. Cette édition a, sur la première de 1552, l'avantage d'offrir un grand nombre de blasons généalogiques de la famille de Savoie, parfaitement gravés en bois." Rare et bon exemplaire de la Chronique de Savoie, incomplet du dix-huitième feuillet (Blason des Armes de Savoie au verso, le recto est blanc), mais néanmoins très désirable (anc. restauration en coiffes avec petits mq., anc. restauration au dernier feuillet sans atteinte au texte, une petite piqûre de vers discrète sur l'intégralité de l'ouvrage, page de titre lég. frottée avec ancien ex-libris ms. gratté, belle fraîcheur intérieure, exemplaire bien complet des deux planches doubles signalées par Cartier et situées entre les pp. 112-113 pour la descendance de Thomas Comte de Savoie, et entre les pp. 162-163 pour la descendance d'Amé IV). "La Chronique de Paradin s'étend dans cette édition jusqu'au duc Emmanuel Philibert, le vainqueur de Saint Quentin et à l'année 1559 - L'ouvrage est divisé en trois livres, ce qui n'était pas le cas pour la première édition de 1552. Le premier renferme 29 chapitres et comprend les généralités, la géographie et l'histoire des Allobroges jusqu'à l'origine de la Maison de Savoie. Le deuxième en 151 chapitres s'étend de la maison de Savoie à la mort du Comte Rouge [Amé VII ] en 1397. Le troisième livre va d'Amé VIII, premier duc de Savoie, fils du Comte Rouge, jusqu'au duc Emmanuel Philibert et à la paix de Cateau-Cambrésis en 1559." Cette édition a donc été fort augmentée, comprenant plus de 140 chapitres de plus que l'édition de 1551. Cartier, Bibliographie des Editions de Tournes, 483 Brunet, IV, 359 ; ; Harvard Cat. 414 Français

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        LA GEOGRAFIA... NUOVAMENTE TRADOTTA DI GRECO IN ITALIANO DA GIROLAMO RUSCELLI CON ESPOSITIONI DEL MEDESIMO PARTICOLARI DI LUOGO IN LUOGO, ET UNIVERSALI SOPRA TUTTO IL LIBRO... ET CON NUOVE ET BELLISSIME FIGURE IN ISTAMPE DI RAME... AGGIUNTOVI UN PIENO DISCORSO DI GIOSEPPE MOLETO MATEMATICO...

      Vincenzo Valgrisi 1561 IN- 4°, PERGAMENA MOLLE COEVA CON MINIME IMPERFEZIONI MARGINALI. (VIII), 358 PP., 1 F. (REGISTRO), 28 CARTE GEOGRAFICHE A DOPPIA PAGINA INCISE IN RAME (COMPRESA LA ORBIS DESCRIPTIO NON NUMERATA, (28) FF., 36 CARTE GEOGRAFICHE A DOPPIA PAGINA INCISE IN RAME, 47 PP., (24) FF. ALCUNE FIGURE INCISE IN LEGNO N.T. PICCOLO RESTAURO ALL' ESTREMO ANGOLO INFERIORE DEI PRIMI QUATTRO FOGLI, LIEVI MINIME EROSIONI NEL MARGINE INFERIORE DI POCHI FOGLI, MA FRESCO ESEMPLARE IMMACOLATO NEL SUO STATO ORIGINALE DI CONSERVAZIONE. PRIMA EDIZIONE DELLA TRADUZIONE DI GIROLAMO RUSCELLI CON LE SUE ANNOTAZIONI ED AGGIUNTE, COMPLETATA COL DISCORSO DI GIUSEPPE MOLETO. ESSA CONTIENE UNA NUOVA SERIE DI MAPPE, IN PARTE BASATE SU QUELLE DI JACOPO GASTALDI NELL' EDIZIONE IN - 8° DEL 1548, MA ASSAI INGRANDITE; SI TROVANO AGGIUNTE QUATTRO CARTE GEOGRAFICHE, E DIECI RIGUARDANO L' AMERICA. UN TESTO DESCRITTIVO SI TROVA AL VERSO. LA TAVOLA DEL MAPPAMONDO FU DISEGNATA CON UNA NUOVA PROIEZIONE. "TWO IMPORTANT INNOVATIONS WERE INTRODUCED BY THIS EDITION INTO CARTOGRAPHICAL LITERATURE, OR AT LEAST INTO THE LITERATURE OF ATLASES: 1 ST. THE DIVISION OF THE MAP OF THE WORLD INTO TWO HEMISPHERES, OF WHICH THE RIGHT ONE REPRESENTS THE OLD WORLD AND THE LEFT THE NEW... THIS MAP OF RUSCELLI IS EXSTREMELY WELL DESIGNED, AND ENGRAVED ON COPPER WITH ITALIAN TASTE AND ITALIAN SKILL... 2 ND. THE DRAWING OF THE MAP OF THE ARCTIC REGIONS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH A TYPE PUBLISHED IN VENICE THREE YEARS PREVIOUSLY IN: DE I COMMENTARI DEL VIAGGIO IN PERSIA... ET DELLO SCOPRIMENTO DELLE ISOLE FRISLANDIA... FATTO SOTTO IL POLO ARTICO DA DUE FRATELLI ZENI... 1558... DURING NEARLY A WHOLE CENTURY IT NOW EXERCISED AN INFLUENCE ON THE MAPPING OF THE NORTHERN COUNTRIES, TO WHICH THERE ARE FEW PARALLELS TO BE FOUND IN THE HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY. ACCORDING TO THOMASSY (LES PAPES GÉOGRAPHERS), THE MAPS OF THIS EDITION OF PTOLEMY HAVE SERVED AS MODELS FOR THE FAMOUS WALL-PAINTINGS EXECUTED IN THE VATICAN DURING THE REIGN OF POPE PIUS IV..." (NORDENSKIOLD, FACSIMILE-ATLAS, P. 26). DICTIONARY OF SCIENTIFIC BIOGRAPHY, XI, PP. 198-200. A.E. NORDENSKIOLD COLLECTION, II, PP. 178-80. PHILLIPS, LIST OF GEOGRAPHICAL ATLASES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS I, 371 (INCOMPLETE); V (BY LE GEAR), 5915. STEVENS, PTOLEMY'S GEOGRAPHY, PP. 29, 50. SANZ, LA GEOGRAPHIA DE PTOLOMEO, PP. 206-19. SHIRLEY, THE MAPPING OF THE WORLD, 109-11. SABIN, BIBLIOTHECA AMERICANA, 66503. CATALOGUE OF J.C. BROWN LIBRARY, P. 214. JAMES FORD BELL LIBRARY, ADDITIONS 1965-1969, P. 9. UN NUOVO ATLANTE DEL MONDO.

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        In libros meteorologicorum Aristotelis præclarissima commentaria, cum duplici textus interpretatione, una Francisci Vatabli, antiqua altera: Denuo maxima diligentia & fidelius quàm antea à mendis & erroribus espurgata.

      Mit großem Titelholzschnitt-Porträt, einigen Holzschnitt-Textdiagrammen und großer Holzschnitt-Druckermarke am Schluss. 2 Bll., 270 Spp. - Angebunden: Alexander Aphrodisiensis. In libros Arist. Meteorologicos commentarii, Iohanne Baptista Camotio interprete ? Ad principes primoresque populi, senatumque maceratensem. Venedig, Franciscus Camotius (für Johannes Gryphius), 1556. 8 nn., 57 num., 1 w. Bl. Mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf dem Titel und einigen Holzschnitt-Textdiagrammen sowie Initialen. Neuer Pergamentband (minimal fleckig) mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild in Pappschuber. Folio. 31 x 21 cm. I.: STC 48. IA 108.446. Nicht bei Adams. Erste Ausgabe des Aristoteles-Kommentars von Thomas Aquin in einem venezianischen Druck von Hieronymus Scotus. Der Titel mit einem Porträt von Aristoteles in einem Oval-Medaillon, am Schluss die Druckermarke von Scotus, die zu den schönsten der italienischen Renaissance gehört: eine venezianische, kostbar gekleidete Schönheit sitzt auf der Sternkreiskugel, hält einen Zweig in Händen mit dem Motto auf einem Schriftband: "Fiat pax in virtute tua". - Nur stellenweise etwas fingerfleckig, leicht gebräunt und mit vereinzelten Fleckchen und gelegentlichem Wasserrand, insgesamt sehr schönes Exemplar dieses außergewöhnlich seltenen Drucks. - II.: Adams A 688. Nicht im STC. - Durchgehend vom Rand her etwas fleckig und gebräunt, sonst schönes Exemplar aus dem Verlag von Gryphius, für den Camotius "Ad signum pyramidis" druckte. Entsprechend zeigt die schöne Druckermarke auch einen pyramidalen Obelisken auf einem Postament mit dem Motto "Prudentia perpetuat".

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        Plutarchi svmmi & philosophi & historici opus: quod parallela et vitas appellant

      Heidelberg: excudebat Academiae typographus Ludovicus Lucius 1561 Heidelberg: excudebat Academiae typographus Ludovicus Lucius, 1561. Folio. [xx], 962, [48, index], [1, errata], [1, blank]; [196, paginated 4 pp. per leaf], [8, index] [1, colophon], [1, blank] pp. Original contemporary blindstamped pigskin on spine, covers with later vellum, title page repaired at upper corner, dampstaining to first 40 leaves, bookplates. Hoffmann III, pp. 197-98; not in Adams; OCLC 3 copies: Nat'l Lib. Scotland, Regensburg, Calif. State Lib. Sutro . The Annotationes (by Wilhelm Xylander) have their own title page, bearing the imprint: Basileae, per Ioannem Oporinum. Colophon dated 1561

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        In digestum novum - in digestum vetum. lugduni, ex. servanius, 1561.

      Due opere in due volumi in-folio (cm. 38), cc. 249 (98); 281. Bei frontespizi interamente figurati e molti, eleganti capolettera nel testo. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida, dorsi a nervi con titoli manoscritti. Qualche foro di tarlo non grave, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Edizione rara e pregiata di questo commento al codice di Angelo da Perugia (Perugia 1328 - ivi 1407), fratello di Baldo e di Pietro. Fu lettore e professore nelle università di Perugia, Bologna, Padova e Firenze; ebbe incarichi politici e ambascerie. Oltre ai commentari dei codici scrisse Consilia e alcune opere minori.

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        Annotationes in P. Dioscorides De Medica Materia Libros V., &c

      Argentorati (Strassburg): Iosias Rihelius, 1561. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. Foliated. 232 (of 301) ff. Woodcut historiated initials. 275 woodcuts of plants. Contents: Valerii Cordi Simesusi, in Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei de Medica Materia, lib. V; Historia Plantarum, lib. IV; Conradus Gesnerus (Konrad Gesner) Caspari Collino Pharmocopoeo; Silva Observationum uariarum, Valerii Cordi; Val. Cordi de Artificiosis Extractionibus; Val. Cordi Compositiones Medicinales Aliquot, non Vulgares; and the beginning of Stocc-Hornii et Nessi in Bernatium Heluetuorum. Early 19th or late 18th century binding of quarter leather, marbled paper boards; gilt rules on spine; black leather lettering piece, gilt, titled: DIOSCORIDIS ANAZARBEI OPERA. Lacking 8 preliminary leaves, folios 232, and 235 to the end, and therefore commencing with folio 1. With the armorial bookplate of Charles Atwood Kofoid. A few tiny wormhboles occasionally affecting a letter or a woodcut line, but generally in non-printed areas; some leaves with a light tide mark; a very good copy which, even tough lacking title and colophon, contains all of the celebrated woodcuts. Occasional notes in a contemporary hand which also usually crosses through the name of Gesner.

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        DEL GOVERNO E DE I REGNI ET DELLE REPUBBLICHE COSI' ANTICHE COME MODERNE LIBRI XVIII.

      In-8 p. (mm. 200x141), p. pergam. coeva , tit. ms. al dorso (restaur. per piccola manc.), tagli blu, 4 cc.nn., 203,(5) pp.num., marca tipografica al frontesp., ornato da testat. e grandi iniziali figur. inc. su legno. "Prima edizione" di questa importante opera, ricca di osservazioni e dati statistici sui governi di Francia, Germania, Inghilterra, Spagna, Turchia, Persia, Tunisi, e delle repubbliche: svizzere, di Venezia, Roma (antica e papale), Ragusa, Sparta, Genova, Atene, del regno di Fez, della repubblica lucchese e di Utopia di Tommaso Moro. Cfr. Adams,II, p. 180 - The British Library, p. 607. Leggerm. corto al marg. sup., antico restauro al frontesp. per piccola manc. margin., qualche lieve arross. o traccia d'uso, ma certam. un buon esemplare, con ex libris e antiche scritte a penna ai risg. e al frontespizio.

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        Orbis Descriptio

      1561.. Uncolored copper engraved map, the first appearance of a double hemispherical map of the world to appear in an atlas. This is a modern (for the time) world map from Ruscelli's edition of Ptolemy's Geographia ('La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo'); the first state, first edition. Italian text on verso. With 'Terra Florida' and 'Galicia Nova' on North America, and a large land mass connecting it to Asia labeled 'Incognita'. No land mass is indicated at the south pole. Image size: 10 x 7 1/2". Paper size: 12 1/4 x 9 1/8". One very small chip at bottom of center fold; small toned spot, otherwise very good. Shirley, R.W. (World) 110.

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        Sylva Sylvarum: Or, A Naturall History. In Ten Centuries. Whereunto is Newly Added the History Naturall and Experimentall of Life and Death, or of the Prolongation of Life. Both Written by the Right Honourable Francis Lo. Verulam Viscount St Alban. Published after the Authors death, By William Ravvley Doctor in Divinity, one of his Majesties Chaplaines. Hereunto is now added an Alphabeticall Table of the principall things contained in the ten Centuries. The sixt Edition

      London: Printed by J.F. for William Lee, and are to be sold at the Great Turks Head over against Fetter-Lane in Fleetstreet, 165 1561-1626 Folio, 11 x 7 inches. Sixth edition. [p]2, A4, (a)4, B- 6

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        La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino, Nuouamente tradotta di Greco in Italiano, da Girolamo Ruscelli

      Venice: Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1561. hardcover. very good. Venice: Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1561. 3 parts in 1 volume: "La Geografia" by Ptolemy, Ruscelli's "Espositioni et Introduttioni Universali" and "Discorso Universale di M. Gioseppe Moleto mathematico". Short, thick 4to bound in full contemporary vellum with red speckled edges, modern description pasted on spine. 1 general title page and 2 sectional title pages. Features 64 double page maps: 27 Ptolemaic maps (showing the ancient world as Ptolemy knew it, including one world map), 37 "modern" maps (with two world maps) and several woodcut diagrams, illustrations and decorative initials. First Italian edition. Binding well-worn at edges. Small wormholes in a few pages of text. Marginal dampstains and occasional foxing, with small pencil and contemporary ink notations in margins and on some maps. In general maps are clean and bright. Bookplate of Otto Orren Fisher and ink inscription dated 1724. Claudius Ptolemy (90-168 CE) was a Roman geographer and mathematician living in Egypt, who compiled his knowledge and theories about the world's geography into one seminal work. Although his maps did not survive, his mathematical projections and location coordinates did. During the Renaissance revival of Greek and Roman works, "Geographia" was rediscovered by monks and based upon Ptolemy's detailed instructions, the maps were recreated. The first printed edition of "Geographia" with maps was published in Bologna in 1477. Girolamo Ruscelli (c. 1504-1566) was a Venetian editor, whose maps are primarily based on those by Jacopo Gastaldi (1548) but with many of his own additions and reproduced on a larger scale. Ruscelli introduces several important innovations in this volume through his 37 "modern" maps, which cover Europe, Africa, Asia and the New World. Ruscelli includes a double hemisphere world map, which was the first of its kind to be used in an atlas, and "Carta Marina Nuova Tavola", a rare sea chart of the world. He includes a revised version of the Zeno map of the Arctic, first published in 1558. The Zeno map describes the purported journey of the author's ancestors in the 1390s to Greenland, Iceland, the mythical islands of Frisland and Icaria, and what is now thought to be Newfoundland and Labrador. While Zeno shows Greenland connected to Norway, Ruscelli has updated the map by eliminating this land bridge. Despite its inaccuracies and inclusion of mythical lands, the Zeno map persisted as the prevailing map of the Arctic and Greenland for many years. Six other New World maps include the South American continent, Brazil, Central America and the Baja Peninsula, the eastern coast of North America, Cuba and Hispaniola. A rare and exciting edition for any collector.

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        De caesaribus atque imperatoribus romanis, opus insigne : ab innumeris, quibus antea scatebat, mendis vindicatum : una cum Volphgangi Hungeri, iurecondulti dictiss. Annotationibus, quibus innumera cum huiusce autoris, tum aliorum quoq historicorum loca &restituuntur, & explicantur

      Basilae (Bâle): per Ioannem oporinum & Nicolaum Brylingerum., 1561. relié. in Folio (32x21cm). Première édition contenant les commentaires de Wolfgang Hunger. L'édition antérieure date de 1540. La date de 1561 se trouve à la fin de la dédicace de Albert Reyffenstain, l'éditeur de l'ouvrage. En plus du texte principal, le livre intègre le Diarum de l'auteur, De congressu caesaris Maximiliani augusti, & trium regum, hungaria, bohemiae, & poloniae, Vladislai, Ludovici, ac Sigismundi... De turcurum origine, Quibus itineribus turci sint aggrediendi de Felix Petiantus. Annotationnes imprimés sur deux colonnes, l'index sur 4. Belles et nombreuses lettrines. Plein Veau XVIIe. Dos à nerfs orné. Dentelle d'encadrement sur les plats. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. La coiffe de tête porte un accroc sans gravité. Les plats comportent quelques épidermures. Manque le dernier feuillet d'index comprenant les lettres W, X, Y, Z. Exemplaire aux armes de François duc d'Argouges (Normandie) évêque de Vannes, fils de François, premier président du parlement de Bretagne , il fut nommé évêque de Vannes en décembre 1687. Ecartelé d'or et d'azur, à trois quintefeuilles de gueules, posées deux et une, brochant sur le tout. Johannes Spiesshaymer dit Cuspinianus ou Cuspinian (1473-1529) écrivit cette Histoire des empereurs romains jusqu'à Justinien, des empereur bysantins et des empereurs romains germaniques. Célèbre humaniste viennois de son temps, son portrait a été réalisé par Cranach et se trouve au musée de Vienne , il fut à la fois historien, poète et diplomate, scientifique, professeur d'art poétique et de rhétorique, ainsi que de médecine à Vienne. Sa chronique de l'Autriche, bien qu'inachevée, demeure importante. Commentaires de Wolfgang Hunger (1511-1555). - per Ioannem oporinum & Nicolaum Brylingerum., Basilae (Bâle) _[1561], in Folio (32x21cm), (28) 638pp. , 239pp. (36)., relié. - relié

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        La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino, Nuouamente tradotta di Greco in Italiano, da Girolamo Ruscelli

      Vincenzo Valgrisi Venice: Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1561. hardcover. very good. Venice: Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1561. 3 parts in 1 volume: "La Geografia" by Ptolemy, Ruscelli's "Espositioni et Introduttioni Universali" and "Discorso Universale di M. Gioseppe Moleto mathematico". Short, thick 4to bound in full contemporary vellum with red speckled edges, modern description pasted on spine. 1 general title page and 2 sectional title pages. Features 64 double page maps: 27 Ptolemaic maps (showing the ancient world as Ptolemy knew it, including one world map), 37 "modern" maps (with two world maps) and several woodcut diagrams, illustrations and decorative initials. First Italian edition. Binding well-worn at edges. Small wormholes in a few pages of text. Marginal dampstains and occasional foxing, with small pencil and contemporary ink notations in margins and on some maps. In general maps are clean and bright. Bookplate of Otto Orren Fisher and ink inscription dated 1724. Claudius Ptolemy (90-168 CE) was a Roman geographer and mathematician living in Egypt, who compiled his knowledge and theories about the world's geography into one seminal work. Although his maps did not survive, his mathematical projections and location coordinates did. During the Renaissance revival of Greek and Roman works, "Geographia" was rediscovered by monks and based upon Ptolemy's detailed instructions, the maps were recreated. The first printed edition of "Geographia" with maps was published in Bologna in 1477. Girolamo Ruscelli (c. 1504-1566) was a Venetian editor, whose maps are primarily based on those by Jacopo Gastaldi (1548) but with many of his own additions and reproduced on a larger scale. Ruscelli introduces several important innovations in this volume through his 37 "modern" maps, which cover Europe, Africa, Asia and the New World. Ruscelli includes a double hemisphere world map, which was the first of its kind to be used in an atlas, and "Carta Marina Nuova Tavola", a rare sea chart of the world. He includes a revised version of the Zeno map of the Arctic, first published in 1558. The Zeno map describes the purported journey of the author's ancestors in the 1390s to Greenland, Iceland, the mythical islands of Frisland and Icaria, and what is now thought to be Newfoundland and Labrador. While Zeno shows Greenland connected to Norway, Ruscelli has updated the map by eliminating this land bridge. Despite its inaccuracies and inclusion of mythical lands, the Zeno map persisted as the prevailing map of the Arctic and Greenland for many years. Six other New World maps include the South American continent, Brazil, Central America and the Baja Peninsula, the eastern coast of North America, Cuba and Hispaniola. A rare and exciting edition for any collector.

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        Storia d'Olao Magno arcivescovo d'Uspali, de' costumi de' popoli settentrionali.

      Tradotta per m. Remigio Fiorentino. Dove s'ha piena notitia delle genti della Gottia, della Norvegia, della Sueuia, e di quelle che uiuono sotto la Tramontana. Con due tavole. L'una de' capitoli, l'altra delle cose notabili. Con privilegio. Venedig, F. Bindoni, 1561. 8:o. (44),511 s. Samtida pergamentbd med upphöjda bind och en gammal röd titeletikett av skinn. Rödstänkta snitt. Årtalet "1561" skrivet på ryggen. Bakre falsen med liten spricka nedtill och främre pärmen har några små maskhål. Maskangreppen fortsätter på insidan av pärmarna. Inlagan med en del smärre solkfläckar, t.ex. på s. 49 och 86. Små fuktränder på sina håll i övre marginalen och några större i yttermarginalen och texten på s. 306-46 och sporadiskt därefter. Ett bortrivet nedre hörn på s. 225. Med ett exlibris från Bibliotheca Sobolewskiana. Bra ex. från Ericsberg.. Collijn Sveriges bibliografi II, s. 290-92. Rudbeck Skrifter till Sveriges historia 1104. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 1414, noten. Första italienska översättningen och gjord efter Scribonius sammandrag. Collijn anser att översättaren är identisk med dominikanermunken Remigio Nannino eller Nanni Fiorentino, som var en av Venedigs mer betydande predikanter och därtill översättare av flera utländska teologiska och historiska arbeten

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        Storia d'Olao Magno, arcivescovo d'Vpsali, de costumi de popoli settentrionali. Tradotta per M. Remigio Fiorentino, etc. etc.

      Venezia. Apresso Francesco Bindoni. 1561. 8vo. Eldre helpergamentbind. (44), 511, (1) s.. 4. utgave. Noe få gulpletter. "Översättaren, som nämner sig Remigio Fiorentino, är säkerligen identisk med dominikanermunken Remigion Nannino eller Nanni Fiorentino, som var född i Florens, men verksam i Venedig, där han bodde i klostret S. Giovanni e Paolo, d. 1580 eller 1581. Han var en av sin tids berömdaste predikanter och har utvecklat en betydande litterär verksamhet särskilt som översättare av omfångsrika historiska och teologiska verk.". (Collijn)

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        (Charakteres - Characters). Libellus continens notas atque descriptiones morum qvorvundam vitiosorium, conuersus in linguam Latinam & annotationibus illustratus a Leonharto Lycio. Ex uitio sapiens emendat suum.

      Lipsiae, Excudebat Iohannes Rhamba, 1561. Small 8vo. Later blue boards (ab. 1800). Spine with minor loss and a few cracks. First few leaves with minor soiling, but otherwise a nice and clean copy. 19th century owner's inscription to inside of front cover: "Colegii Thomani". Lovely woodcut opening initial. Beautiful Greek script. 48 ff.. Extremely scarce first edition thus, containing all of Theophrastus' 23 characters in Greek and Latin, being the first edition of Auberius' excellent Latin translation and first edition with Lycio's interesting commentaries. "This very rare edition, which presents us with the Greek text of H. Stephan (Stephanus), contains a new Latin version by Claudius Auberius, who was scarcely twenty years of age when he composed it. The notes are critical and historical; sometimes bold, but always erudite... This version and these notes were republished in Zuinger's edition of Aristotle's "Ethics" at Basil. fol. 1582." (Dibdin II:500). This version of Theophrastus' milestone work, the first recorded attempt at systematic character writing, became hugely influential and is still referred to in modern editions of the text, as Auberius' translation is regarded as one of the best and most important interpretations of the text. Claude Aubery or Claudius Auberius (ca. 1540-1596) was a noted philosopher and medical doctor, professor of Philosophy in Lausanne. He translated several Greek texts into Latin, but is best remembered for his excellent version of Theophrastus' "Characters", which was highly influential throughout the Renaissance and which was incorporated into later Renaissance Aristotle-editions as the standard-version of Theophrastus' text. Theophrastus (ca. 371- ca. 287 BC), Aristotle's successor at the Lyceum, and probably the most famous Aristotelian of all times, successfully presided over the Peripatetic School for 36 years and here wrote a number of works. The most famous of them is arguably his great moral opus "The Characters", which continues to amaze readers to this day. It introduced the "character sketch", which became the core of the Character as a genre, and as such it influenced the entire literay tradition of the Western world. The fabulous, very witty, astute, harsh, and insightful characteristics of type characters of the human race have been formative for our understanding of moral virtues and vices and how they come to be expressed in man, for our understanding of human nature in general. It is no wonder that the work became so popular and widely read during the Renaissance, the era of man as the centre of the universe. "Le texte est le celui de Henri Estienne (insére dans l'édition d'Aristote de 1557), mais dans la version il suit pour la plupart ses propres conjectures" (Graesse 7: 125). Dibdin II:500, Graesse VII:125

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        Semplici dell'eccellente M. Lvigi Angvillara, Liquali in piu Pareri à diuersi nobili huomini appaiono...

      Venegia (Venice), Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1561. Small 8vo. Contemp. full vellum. Covers a bit soiled and with remains of ink-writing on both covers. Small nicks to edges. Endpapers renewed with old paper. Old written owners name on titlepage: Antonio Cappini. 304,(32) pp. A few stains and a few scattered brownspots. Faint browning to lower margin of some leaves. Fine woodcut initials throughout.. The extremely scarce first edition of this botanical classic, which still remains an important source for historical nomenclature and floristic studies. "Little is known of Anguillara's early life. In 1539 he became associated with Luca Ghini at the latter's private botanical garden, first in Bologna, then in Pisa in 1544. Two years later, Anguillara became the first director of the botanical garden in Padua, the oldest of its kind in Europe. He remained at Padua, supervising a garden that received favorable notice from many distinguished visitors, until 1561... He became herbalist to the Duke of Ferrara and continued his botanical travels." (D.S.B. I:167). The present work is Anguillara's only known book. The work was written over a long period (1549-60) and is divided into fourteen 'pareri' ("opinions"), each of which is dedicated to a contemporary Italian physician. "(t)he book is principally devoted to the identification of the plants known to Dioscorides and the other ancient writers on materia medica. Because of his travels in Greece, Italy, France, and Asia Minor and his great personal knowledge of plant life throughout the Meditarranean basin, Anguillare was among the best-equipped of sixteenth-century botanists to make such a study.Approximately 1,540 plants are discussed by Anguillara, but in no discernible systematic order. Each plant is described, its classical name established (often with vernacular synonyms appended), and its medical and alimentary uses mentioned, along with its habitat, literary references, and the location where Anguillara found it. The descriptions are sufficiently full and accurate that the majority of his plants have been identified by modern historians of botany. Frequently cited by seventeenth-century botanists, the "Semplici" still remains an important source for historical nomenclature and floristic studies. He is commemorated today by the genus "Angillaria (Liliaceae)" named in his honor by Robert brown (1810)." (DSB, I:167). Greene in his "Landmarks of Botanical History", calls this book "The greatest book of botany which had ever been written in Italy."- Pritzel: 187. - Waller: 430 - Graesse I: p. 131. - Not in Wellcome, not in Hunt, not in Jackson

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