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Bordone, Benedetto
ISOLARIO DI BENEDETTO BORDONE NEL QUAL SI RAGIONA DI TUTTE L'ISOLE DEL MONDO.... RICORETO, & DI NUOUO RISTAMPATO
Venice: Federico Toresano, 1547. [10],74 leaves. Titlepage printed in red and black, with ornamental woodcut border, woodcut initials throughout. Full-page diagram of a world map and windroses; four woodcut double-page or folding maps; four smaller double- page maps; 103 other woodcut maps and plans scattered through the text. Small folio. Contemporary limp vellum, manuscript spine title. Vellum somewhat wrinkled, with a few small tears along edges and spine. 18th century library shelf label on spine. Occasional faint foxing, small patch of dampstaining at fore-edge of rear leaves. Very good, in original condition. First Aldine edition, and third overall, of Benedetto Bordone's important geographical compendium with early New World maps, containing a second printing of the earliest description in book form of Pizarro's conquest of Peru. Benedetto Bordone was born in Padua and worked in Venice as a geographer, cartographer, illuminator, and wood-engraver. It is believed that he was the creator of the first globe printed in Italy. First published by Nicolò d'Aristotile detto Zoppino in 1528 under the title LIBRO DI BENEDETTO BORDONE NEL QUAL SI RAGIONA DE TUTTE L'ISOLE DEL MONDO. The second edition printed in 1534, also by Zoppino, reused the same woodblocks for the maps, but appeared with a different title. This Aldine edition kept the title of the second edition but used different woodblocks for the cuts. This work offers an illustrated guide to islands and peninsulas of the western ocean and New World, the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean, and the Far East. As a cartograph … [Click Below for Full Description]
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