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  EUROPE 
 The Mediterranean 

LEVANTO, Francesco Maria. [One of the earliest Italian maritime atlases to be printed]
Prima Parte dello Specchio del Mare, nel quale ai Descrivono Tutti li Porti, Spiaggie, Baye, Isole, Scogli, e Seccagni del Mediterraneo. Genova: Gerolamo Matino & Benedetto Celle, 1644. First Edition, Part 1 only (all published); Folio, 18th century vellum, ink mss title on the top of spine; engraved title, pp. (iv)+152, many woodcut charts and illustrations; 25 engraved charts, all but on A few repairs to charts.
An atlas of sea charts of the Mediterranean, inspired by and named after Jacobsz's 'Zeespiegel' (Mirror of the Sea). There are general charts of the western and eastern Mediterranean and localised details from the Strait of Gibraltar and the Balearics to the Aegean and Cyprus. The text is profusely illustrated with woodcut coastal profiles and port plans. The elaborate title page is divided into three: at the top is a female allegorical figure of Geography with putti with back-staffs; in the center the title and dedication are surrounded by putti, instruments and charts; and finally at the bottom is a sea battle.
[Ref: 13453]    £22,500.00 ($30,420 • €25,054 rates)


 Provence 

LEVANTO, Francesco Maria. [An uncommon sea chart of France's Mediterranean coast]
La Costa di Linguadocha, Provenza, et una parte d'Italia da C.Dragonis sino à Cabo Delle Mollo. Venice: Vincenzo Maria Coronelli, c.1696. 405 x 505mm. Smear of printer's ink in sea area.
Sea chart, showing from Palamos in Girona to Albenga in Liguria, with part of the west coast of Corsica. It was originally published in Levanto's 'Specchio del Mare', one of the earliest Italian printed maritime atlases, in 1644. This example was printed in Coronelli's 'Isolario', apparently unaltered despite being over fifty years old.
[Ref: 7408]    £490.00 ($662 • €546 rates)


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