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MEDINA, Pedro de.
L'ART DE NAVIGUER de M. Pierre de Medine, Espagnol: Contenant les reigles, secrets et enseignemens necessaires a la bonne navigation,
Lyon Guillaume Rouille, 1569. traduict de Castillan en Francois avec augmentation et illustration de plusieurs figures & annotations, par Nicolas de Nicolaï, de Dauphine, Geographe du Tres-chrestien Roy Henry II. THIRD EDITION 1569 of the French translation of the Spanish original, small 4to, approximately 240 x 170 mm, 9½ x 6¾ inches, publisher's device of eagle, 2 snakes and 4 putti to title page, LACKING THE MAP AND 7 PAGES, (THE MAP AND ALL MISSING PAGES ARE REPLACED WITH FACSIMILES TIPPED IN, WHICH ARE LIGHTLY BROWNED, THE MAP IS NOT SHARP AND ITS SMALL PRINT IS HARD TO READ, THE FACSIMILE TEXT PAGES ARE CLEAR AND READABLE, (images sent on request), 86 woodcuts in the text, of which 55 purely geometric, 1 of ships, 1 a small map of the entire world, decorated initials, a few historiated, pages: [6 of 8], LACKING fo. *4 (final leaf of Proeme, (Foreword), 1-225, [6], (lacks k4 final leaf of Tiers Livre des Vens, page 79/80), (lacks F1 final page of text, page 225, and F4 final leaf of the Table), all have good readable facsimiles inserted. Bound in modern cream vellum with ties, neat ink hand lettering to spine, new endpapers. Original front endpaper silked on verso to repair large chips to fore-edge, title page also silked, neat repair to lower corner and a few chips to edges, early owner has written his name (crossed through) and the title of the book on title page, plus a few small doodles, fore-edge and top edge a little dusty, occasional small pale brown stains, a couple of pale ink letters written on 1 illustration, a little faint writing on another, fore-edge of 1 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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