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FORESTI, Giacomo. [Early 16th century prospect of Athens]
El principio del Regno d'Athene. Venice: c.1503. Woodcut, 65 x 85mm, set in Italian text. Minor spotting in text page not affecting the view.
An early diagrammatic prospect of Athens from Foresti da Bergamo's 'Novissime Hystoriæ'. On the reverse are view of Chalkida and Epidavros in Dalmatia. Foresti 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: 12059]    £160.00 ($211 • €179 rates)


WÄLDSEEMÜLLER, Martin. [Greece and the Balkans]
[TA: Moder: Bossinae, Serviae, Graeciae et Sclavoniae.] Lyon: M. & G. Treschel, 1535. Woodcut, coloured, printed area 320 x 400mm. Centrefold reinforced on verso.
An example of the Fries reduction of Wäldseemüller's modern map of Greece and the Balkans. Originally intended not for a Ptolemy edition but for a new "Chronica mundi" being written by Wäldseemüller, his death c.1520 caused the project to be shelved, so the woodcuts were used to publish a smaller sized and therefore cheaper edition of the 'Geography'. On verso is a text surrounded by woodcut column decorations. ZACHARAKIS: 1830.
[Ref: 9890]    £1,000.00 ($1,320 • €1,120 rates)


BERTELLI, Ferrando [One of the earliest versions of Sophianos's map of Greece]
Totius Graeciae Descriptio. Venice: Dominico Zenoi, 1564. Etching, two sheets conjoined, total 395 x 620mm. Trimmed to neatline, contemporarily remargined, glue stains at join and guard on both map and margins; although the title appears trimmed Yale's full-margined example shows this loss was on the printing plate.
A very rare 'Lafreiri-type' map, reduced version of the eight-sheet map of classical Greece and western Turkey by Nikolaos Sophianos, first published in 1540 and now lost. Using the Ptolemaic outline, it illustrates the history of the country from mythical time to the founding of the Eastern Roman Empire and the introduction of Christianity, with Athens and Constantinople depicted as the largest cities and Troy shown as ruins. The names used derive from Greek and Roman writers such as Herodotus, Thucydides, Strabo and Pliny. The map was reissued by Donato Bertelli in 1569. ZACHARAKIS 359.
[Ref: 17908]    £22,000.00 ($29,040 • €24,640 rates)


CAMOCIO, Giovanni Francesco. [Scarce 16th century Venetian map of Naxos]
Nicsia Nacso antiquamente... Venice: Ferrando and/or Donato Bertelli, c.1575
The island of Naxos, published in Camocio's 'Isole famose, porti fortezze e terre marittime sottoposte alla Ser.ma Sig.ria di Venezia', a description of the places claimed as subject to the Republic of Venice. ZACHARAKIS: Second Edition 787.
[Ref: 13467]    £550.00 ($726 • €616 rates)


CAMOCIO, Giovanni Francesco. [Scarce 16th century Venetian map of the Siege of Margariti]
Margaritin. Venice: Ferrando and/or Donato Bertelli, c.1575. 170 x 230mm.
Plan of Margariti in Epirus, showing the fortress under siege by the Venetians in 1571, shortly before the Battle of Lepanto. It was published in Camocio's 'Isole famose, porti fortezze e terre marittime sottoposte alla Ser.ma Sig.ria di Venezia', a description of the places claimed as subject to the Republic of Venice. A later state, with plate number.
[Ref: 13473]    £300.00 ($396 • €336 rates)


CAMOCIO, Giovanni Francesco. [Scarce 16th century Venetian map of Methoni]
Modon città nella provincia della Morea. Venice: Ferrando and/or Donato Bertelli, c.1575. 160 x 225mm. .
Plan of the port of Methoni, called Modon by the Venetians, but lost to the Ottomans in 1500. This plan was published in Camocio's 'Isole famose, porti fortezze e terre marittime sottoposte alla Ser.ma Sig.ria di Venezia', a description of the places claimed as subject to the Republic of Venice. A later state, with plate number. Not in Zacharakis.
[Ref: 13475]    £500.00 ($660 • €560 rates)


CAMOCIO, Giovanni Francesco. [Scarce 16th century Venetian map of Samos]
Samo nello Arcipelago che tal nome… Venice: Ferrando and/or Donato Bertelli, c.1575. 205 x 155mm.
Map of Samos, published in Camocio's 'Isole famose, porti fortezze e terre marittime sottoposte alla Ser.ma Sig.ria di Venezia', a description of the places claimed as subject to the Republic of Venice. A later state, with plate number. ZACHARAKIS: 789.
[Ref: 13479]    £650.00 ($858 • €728 rates)


CAMOCIO, Giovanni Francesco. [Scarce 16th century Venetian map of Milos]
Milo insula posta nel mare dello arcipelago.?. Venice: Ferrando and/or Donato Bertelli, c.1575. 150 x 200mm.
Map of Milos, published in Camocio's 'Isole famose, porti fortezze e terre marittime sottoposte alla Ser.ma Sig.ria di Venezia', a description of the places claimed as subject to the Republic of Venice. A later state, with plate number. ZACHARAKIS: 523.
[Ref: 13485]    £600.00 ($792 • €672 rates)


CAMOCIO, Giovanni Francesco. [Scarce 16th century Venetian map of the Gulf of Corinth]
Alli benigni Letorri. Qui ui rappresento il Sito del Golfo di Lepanto... Venice: Ferrando and/or Donato Bertelli, c.1575. 150 x 210mm. Small repaired tear.
Map of the Gulf of Corinth, engraved by Camocio just prior to the Holy League's significant naval victory at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. It was published in Camocio's 'Isole famose, porti fortezze e terre marittime sottoposte alla Ser.ma Sig.ria di Venezia', a description of the places claimed as subject to the Republic of Venice. A later state, with plate number. ZACHARAKIS: 781.
[Ref: 13488]    £450.00 ($594 • €504 rates)


CAMOCIO, Giovanni Francesco. [Scarce 16th century Venetian map of Rhodes]
Rhodi insula et città memorabile... Venice: Ferrando and/or Donato Bertelli, c.1575. 200 x 155mm.
Map of Rhodes, which had fallen to Suleiman the Magnificent in December 1522. It was published in Camocio's 'Isole famose, porti fortezze e terre marittime sottoposte alla Ser.ma Sig.ria di Venezia', a description of the places claimed as subject to the Republic of Venice. A later state, with plate number. ZACHARAKIS: 795.
[Ref: 13490]    £650.00 ($858 • €728 rates)


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