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AGGIUNTA ALLA QUARTA PARTE DELL'INDIE. Di Mostri, & Usanze di quelle Parti, e di quei Re con le sue Figure al Naturalle . Raccolte novamente da Alessandro dfe' Vecchi
Venetia, Appresso Alessandro de' Vecchi, 1623.. The AGGIUNTA is an eighth part of Giovanni Botero's "Le Relationi Universali ... divise in sette parti" and present only in a few copies of that work published in Venice by Alessandro de' Vecchi in 1618 and 1623. It was also issued separately. 1623, Italian text, 8vo, approximately 20 x 160 mm, 8½ x 6¼ inches, large woodcut title illustration of a seated African man with a boy, both holding sticks, the man with a parrot on his shoulder and some kind of fur cape over his back, 16 full page woodcut images depict hideous monsters and fabulous creatures, mainly part human, one shows a monstrous bird, C1v-D5r contain 13 full page woodcuts of natives of India, Africa and Arabia, plus 2 in text (a mother and small child, and a repeat of the title page image) of which 13 including the title page illustration and the 2 text images are by Hans Burgkmair and his workshop, on D7v is a full page woodcut of a tree with no caption or text, (64) pages, collation: A-D8, on D8r are the names of 2 editors: Uberto Fabro and Andrea Berna. Bound in late 19th century boards with stencilled blue and brown floral pattern, endpapers replaced in the rebinding. Head and tail of spine very slightly worn, slight rubbing to hinges and corners, very small modern bookplate on front pastedown, 2 very small pale stains on title page, small faint damp stain to top edge of most pages (10 x 40 mm wide, 3/8" x 1¾"), otherwise a very good clean copy housed in wrap-around chemise and morocco backed slipcase with gilt lettered leather label. Hans Burgkmair the Elder (1473?-1531) was a noted German painter and woodcut printmaker. The thirteen woodcuts by him are taken from a panorama on 5 blocks showing The Procession of the ruler of Cochin, Malabar published in 1508. These images appear only in this edition of Botero's "Le Relationi Universali ... divise in sette parti" and the previous one in 1618 and in the separate issues of the Aggiunta. SEE : A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume I, No. 1003. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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