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ANANIA, Giovanni Lorenzo d’
La Universal Fabrica del Mondo
In Napoli,: Appresso Gioseppe Cacchis dell’ Aquila,, 1573. La Universal Fabrica del Mondo dell’eccell. m. Lorenzo Anania della citta di Tauerna cosmografo, et teologo ; doue s’ha piena notitia de i costumi, leggi, città, fiumi, monti, prouincie, & popoli del mondo. 1573. First edition. Four parts in one volume. Quarto,(205 by 150 mm). Collation: A4-I4, K4-P4, Q1, Q3-Q5, R4-U4, X1-X2, A1-I4, K4-L4, A4-F4, A4-E4. Title-page with decorative half-page woodcut border and printer’s device, 4 pages dedicatory epistle and poem, 2 pages authors consulted, 4 pages errata, Europe 82 numbered leaves, Asia 44 numbered leaves, Africa 23 numbered leaves, [1 leaf blank], and America 20 numbered leaves, 4 fine folding engraved maps on trapezoidal projections, 4 historiated 11-line woodcut initials, one 9-line, one 7-line, and one 3-line, woodcut head- and tail-pieces (some browning and a few pale mostly marginal stains). Contemporary limp vellum, yapp fore-edges, title in manuscript on the spine (chipped with minor loss at the foot of the spine). Exceptionally rare: one of only two known examples complete with all four maps of the continents, the only example in private hands, the other in the Biblioteca Nacional de España. Anania’s “Fabrica” is an influential 16th-century geography, a comprehensive survey of Europe, Asia, and the Indies: the fourth part: “Quattro trattato del Nuovo Mondo”, 20-pages, concerns the Americas, and is illustrated with a superb map of North and South America and Terra del Fuego, with a portion of Greenland visible upper right entitled “Pe … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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