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 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)

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Mantova]
Mantua. Cologne, 1575, German text edition. Early colour, 360 x 495mm. Two long tears repaired, re-backed with tissue paper.
Early 'map-view' of Mantua, published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed townplans. The major buildings shown in profile, with little consideration for perspective. KOEMAN: B&H 7-12.
[Ref: 7348]    £300.00 ($386 • €350 rates)

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [16th C. Classic map of Piemonte & Liguria]
Pedmontanae Vicinorumque Regionum Auctore Iacobo Castaldo Descrip. Antwerp, 1595. Latin edition. Original colour. 365 x 500mm.
Piedmont & Liguria, marking Turin, Milan, Genova & Monaco, first published 1570 in the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'. VAN DEN BROECKE: 128.
[Ref: 9028]    £450.00 ($578 • €526 rates)

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early bird's eye view of Rimini]
Rimini. Ariminum Validum et Munitum Romandiolae opp. Cologne, 1588-, German text edition. Fine original colour. 310 x 470mm. .
Early 'map-view' of Rimini, published for the Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the first atlas of printed town plans. The major buildings are shown in profile, with little consideration for perspective. KOEMAN: B&H 4.
[Ref: 13605]    £700.00 ($900 • €818 rates)

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