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Records: 1 to 5 of 5
  ASIA 
 Sri Lanka 

BORDONE, Benedetto. [Early woodblock map of Sri Lanka]
Taprobana. Venice, c.1534. Woodcut, image size 195 x 150mm, set in a page of Italian text.
The semi-mythical island of Taprobana, based on the hearsay of the Red Sea traders that supplied the Romans with cinnamon from Sri Lanka. Published in the 'Libro de Tutte le Isole del Mondo', with six editions between 1528-1562.
[Ref: 18201]    £425.00 ($548 • €482 rates)


  EUROPE 
 Greece 

BORDONE, Benedetto. [Early woodcut map of Corfu]
Corphu... Venice, 1528. Woodcut, image 85 x 145mm, set in Italian text. Worm hole in margin otherwise a very fine example.
One of the first printed maps of Corfu, published in the first edition of the 'Libro di Benedetto Bordone', better known as Bordone's 'Isolario'. On the reverse is a map of Paxos. Despite the six editions between 1528-1562 these maps are rare on the market. ZACHARAKIS: 482.
[Ref: 18840]    £450.00 ($580 • €510 rates)


BORDONE, Benedetto. [Early woodcut map of the Peloponnese]
[The Peloponnese.] Venice, 1528. Woodcut, image 140 x 150mm, set in Italian text.
An early map of the Peloponnese, published in first edition of the 'Libro di Benedetto Bordone', better known as Bordone's 'Isolario'. Despite the six editions between 1528-1562 these maps are rare. ZACHARAKIS: 491.
[Ref: 18841]    £250.00 ($322 • €283 rates)


 Spain 

BORDONE, Benedetto. [Early maps of Cadiz and the Azores, with the mythical island 'Brazil']
[The Azores] [&] [Cadiz] Venice, 1528. Original colour. Two woodcuts on one sheet, printed area of each 85 x 145mm, set in text. Worm hole just touching border of Cadiz.
A sheet from Bordone's 'Isolario', a book describing the islands of the world, with a woodcut map on each side. Included among the Azores is the island of 'Brazil' which, according to Irish legend, was only visible once every seven years and even then was unreachable.
[Ref: 18194]    £750.00 ($967 • €850 rates)


 Corsica 

BORDONE, Benedetto. [The first printed map of Corsica]
[Corsica.] Venice, 1534. Woodcut, image 85 x 145mm, set in Italian text. Fine condition.
Sea chart of Corsica, with Elba and Capraia, with another map, centred on Pianosa on verso. Published in the 'Libro di Benedetto Bordone', better known as his 'Isolario'. Despite the six editions between 1528-1562 these maps are rare.
[Ref: 11217]    £1,100.00 ($1,418 • €1,246 rates)


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