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  EUROPE 
 Italy 

CRAMER. John Anthony. [Two-sheet folding map of Italy]
Italiae Antiquae et Novae pars Septentrionalis... [&] Italiae Antiquae et Novae pars Australis... Oxford: Cramer, 1825. Original colour. Two sheets, dissected and laid on linen, each 650 x 755mm, original slip case.
Detailed antique map of Italy, with both classical and modern names, with an inset of Sardinia on the south sheet. The map was published to accompany historical and geographical descriptions of Italy by Cramer, who was Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford 1842-8.
[Ref: 12143]    £650.00 ($835 • €759 rates)


MANFREDI, Manfredo. [A scarce satire print of Rome becoming the capital of Italy in 1871]
L'Aurora Nebbiosa o il Trasporto Della Capitale a Roma (Seguito alla Notta Spari). Bologna, c.1871. Chromolithograph. Sheet 470 x 670mm. Some restoration, laid on canvas.
'The Nebulous Dawn', a satirical procession from Florence to Rome, representing Rome becoming the capital of unified Italy, July 1st, 1871. Led by Time and 'Shadows of Revolution', the caricatures of vested interests follow, with explanations in archaic verse styled on the work of Petrarch (1304-74). The general tone is set by one man, whose banner of 'Economy and Reform' is upside down.
[Ref: 18970]    £2,500.00 ($3,213 • €2,920 rates)


BIFOLCO, Stefano & RONCA, Fabrizio. [A cartobibligraphy of 16th century Italian maps of Italy]
Cartografia rara italiana: XVI secolo. L’Italia e i suoi territori. Catalogo ragionato delle carte a stampa. Rome: Antiquarius 2014. Folio, cloth & d/w; pp. 405, Italian text, profusely illustrated, New.
A detailed study of the maps of Italy and its regions published in Italy in the 16th century, the 'Golden Age' of Italian cartography. 151 maps are described and illustrated, with their editions listed.
[Ref: 19481]    £120.00 ($154 • €140 rates)


 Northern Italy 

SCHEDEL, D. Hartmann. [Incunable Prospect of Bologna]
Bononia. Nuremberg, 1493, German text edition. Woodcut, image 200 x 230mm, set in a page of text.
An imaginary view of Bologna from the famous 'Nuremberg Chronicle'. On the verso are woodcuts of Byzantium and three Persian kings.
[Ref: 8948]    £170.00 ($218 • €199 rates)


SCHEDEL, D. Hartmann. [Incunable prospect of Venice]
Venecie. Nuremberg, Anton Kolberger, 1493, Latin text edition. Woodcut, image 190 x 530mm, set in a page of text.
One of the earliest obtainable prints of Venice issued in the famous 'Nuremberg Chronicle'. Some of the town views in the Chronicle are pure fiction, especially those furthest from Nuremberg, but here features such as the tower of St Mark's are depicted, although not accurately. On verso is a prospect of Padova and several portraits.. MORETTO: 6.
[Ref: 9164]    £1,750.00 ($2,249 • €2,044 rates)


FORESTI, Giacomo. [Early 16th century prospect of Venice]
El principio de Venetia citta Regia. Venice: c.1524. Woodcut, 120 x 155mm, set in Italian text.
An early diagrammatic prospect of Venice from Foresti da Bergamo's 'Novissime Hystoriæ'. Foresti (1434-1520) was a noted historian in his day: his 'Supplementum Chronicarum' (1491), was plagarised by Hartmann Schedel, appearing word for word in the more famous 'Nuremberg Chronicle' (1493).
[Ref: 18406]    £325.00 ($418 • €380 rates)


MUNSTER, Sebastian. [16th Century Prospect of Parma]
Der Statt Parma... Basle, c.1550, German edition. Woodcut, image size 270 x 330mm.
Decorative bird's-eye view of Parma, within a decorative border.
[Ref: 11599]    £260.00 ($334 • €304 rates)


MUNSTER, Sebastian. [Pavia]
Papia. Basle, Henri Petri, c.1560, French text edition. Woodcut, map size 105 x 180mm, set in a page of text.
A bird's-eye view of Pavia, published in Munster's 'Cosmography'. On verso is another view of Padova.
[Ref: 12830]    £100.00 ($129 • €117 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [A 16th century town plan of Venice]
Venetia. Cologne, 1572-, Latin text. Old colour. 340 x 485mm.
A map-view of Venice published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first systematic series of printed town plans. Copied from Bolognino Zaltieri's plan of c.1565, it has a costume vignette and a 153-point key under the map.
[Ref: 18144]    £3,200.00 ($4,112 • €3,738 rates)


RUSCELLI, Girolamo. [16th century map of Piedmont]
Tavola Nuova di Piemonte. Venice, Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1562, Latin edition. 195 x 260mm.
Engraved by Sanuto for Ruscelli's 'La Geographi di Claudio Tolomeo'. A feature of this first state is that the platemark runs off the top of the sheet: two maps were printed from the same plate then the resulting sheet cut in half.
[Ref: 9195]    £180.00 ($231 • €210 rates)


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