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Jacobo Filippo Foresti de Bergamo
1520 Supplementi de le Chronich Vulcare, Jacobo Foresti de Bergamo. Contemporary binding, map, woodcuts, etc.
per Georgio di Rusconi, Venice, 1520. A beautiful book, filled with early woodcuts, in a contemporary binding. The 1503 edition was the first book to give a lengthy description of Columbus' trip, the text of which is also found in this edition (Leaves 342/343). Regarding the maps: left map is a "zonal" map, known as contemporary to Pythagoras (circa 500 BC). The right map is known as a T-O map. OCLC – 3 copies. St. Pancras copy hosted digitally ("9006.i.10."). OCLC #25540094 and OCLC #1064227220. Provenance - Nathan Comfort Starr Physical Attributes - Measures approx. 34 x 22 x 7 cm, folio. Bevelled oak boards with leather spine. Clasp hardware on back board, nails and remnants of leather clasps at front. More brass nails at edges of spine leather. Interlocking design tooled in blind onto leather. Three raised bands to spine, compartments with diapering by double blind fillet, title on paper in one compartment. 103 in-line woodcut illustrations, some repeated; most are views of cities, a few are biblical, and one map. One large full-page woodcut of Adam and Eve's expulsion. Two other large woodcuts from the famous 1503 edition are included, but lack the borders to make them full-page (as in 1503): Cain/Abel, and Babylon (the Creation is missing). The first leaf has richly illustrated borders. Each of the sixteen books has a decorated initial at its start. 356 leaves, numbered. Missing introductory 1st quire that included the title page, table of contents and one woodcut. Pagination starts at "1" and collates complete thereafter (see condition notes). Collation - A6, B to Z8 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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