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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, 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), 1-224 of 225, (4 of 6), LACKING fo. *4 (final page of Proeme, (Foreword), k4 (final leaf of Tiers Livre des Vens, page 79/80), F1 (final page of text, page 225), and F4 (last leaf of the Table at the end). 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 previous 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 leaf very slightly torn with tiny chip, due to paper flaw. A very good clean, tight copy (lacking map, 3 pages of text, 1 page of prelims and 1 leaf of Table as noted). Presented in a sturdy custom made green cloth-bound clamshell box with green gilt lettered moro … [Click Below for Full Description]
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