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ROMANUS, Adrianus [1561-1615]
Parvum Theatrum Urbium sive Urbium Praecipuarum Totius Orbis Brevis Et Methodica Descriptio
Frankfurt: Nikolaus Bassëe, 1595., 1595. small 4to. pp. 4 p.l., 365 [ie. 371], [25]. title in red & black with woodcut printer's device. 67 text woodcuts (most town views, 2 full-page: Rome & Jerusalem). woodcut initials. contemporary calf (worn & oxidized, joints cracked, hinges repaired, internally very good). contemporary Latin ownership inscription on title of Thomas Hatcher, gifted to him by William Lytton of Knebworth, 1606. First Edition. A collection of brief descriptions of European, Asian, African, and American cities, translated from the indices of the German edition of Braun and Hogenberg's Civitates Orbis Terrarum (1586). The attractive woodcuts mainly depict European cities (Geneva, Lyons, Paris, Antwerp, Wittemberg, Lubeck, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Basel, Ulm, Nuremberg, Vienna, Rome, Venice, Riga, &c.), but there are also views of Constantinople and Jerusalem. De Novo Orbe, sive India Occidentali, pp. 359-365, is devoted to America: Florida, New France, New Spain, Nova Galicia, Yucatan, Cuba, Brazil, Peru, &c. Adams R694. Alden 595/65. Bell R306. BM STC German p. 745. Muller 1376. Phillips, Atlases, 65. Sabin 73000. Shaaber R192.. 1st Edition.
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