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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]    £240.00 ($330 • €270 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 ($2,410 • €1,969 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 ($358 • €293 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]    £170.00 ($234 • €191 rates)

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [16th century bird's-eye views of Genoa & Florence]
Genua; Florentia. Cologne, 1572-, Latin text edition. Coloured 330 x 480mm.
A pair of map-views printed on one sheet, showing Genova and Florence with the major buildings shown in profile, with little consideration for perspective. It was published in the first volume of the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first systematic series of printed town plans. KOEMAN: B&H 1.
[Ref: 17670]    £960.00 ($1,322 • €1,080 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]    £250.00 ($344 • €281 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]    £475.00 ($654 • €534 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]    £600.00 ($826 • €675 rates)

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [16th century map of Friuli in fine original colour]
Fori Iulii Accurata Descriptio. Antwerp, 1584, Latin text edition. Original colour. 360 x 480mm.
Very decorative map of Friuli, based on a lost map that Johannes Sambucus sent to Ortelius in 1573. Venice appears in perspective lower left. VAN DEN BROECKE: 119.
[Ref: 17311]    £950.00 ($1,308 • €1,069 rates)

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [16th Century prospect of Vicenza in fine contemporary colouring.]
Vicentia Amplissima Marchiae Tarvisinae Civit. Cologne, 1588-, German text edition. Fine original colour. 360 x 435mm.
Early 'map-view' of Vicenza, published for the Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the first atlas of printed town plans. The city is shown from the north in a bird's-eye view. At the centre is the Piazza dei Signori with the 80 meters high "Torre di Piazza". To the right is the Basilica Palladiana, originally a Gothic palace (Palazzo della Ragione), of which little remains since it underwent extensive renovation in magnificent Renaissance style in the 16th century as did the adjacent buildings. KOEMAN: B&H 4.
[Ref: 13599]    £900.00 ($1,239 • €1,013 rates)

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