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Prime scoperte e primi stabilimenti degli Spagnuoli nel Nuovo Mondo: Cristoforo Colombo; [with] Messico; Giappone; [and] Saggio sulla nautica antica dei Veneziani Volumes 18-21 of Compendio della storia generale de' viaggi
Venice: Vincenzio Formaleoni, 1784. Vellum. Very Good/A compendium of the first travel accounts to the New World, including Columbus, Hernandez, Balboa, Las Casas, and Cortez. Grand folding maps of the Gulf of Mexico and of the Mexican peninsula. Also includes chapters on Japan, with folding map of the "Japanese Empire." Text also includes a separately paginated essay on early Venetian seafaring (Saggio sulla nautica antica dei Veneziani) by the publisher, Vincenzio Formaleoni.. Four volumes only. Octavo (20 cm); 260; 267; 224,60; 296 pages, two full-page engraved illustrations, two folding illustrations, two folding charts, and four folding engraved maps. Volumes 18 through 21 only divorced from original 39-volume set. Bound in contemporary full vellum over boards, titled in manuscript on spine. Speckled edges. Vellum discolored on lower board of vol 18. Lower hinge of vol 18 split but holding. Map of Gulf of Mexico loose but present. Scattered light foxing.
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