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Botero's Geography containing 100 maps

BOTERO, Giovanni.

Relationi Universali di Giovanni Botero Benese Divise In Quattro Parti. Novamente Reviste, Correctte & ampliate dall' Istresso Auttore.
Brescia: Compagnia Bresciana, 1599. Large 8vo, contemporary vellum; rubbed; Four parts in one: engraved title, pp. (xlv)+536, with 91 engraved maps in the text; (viii)+227, 9 maps; (xi)+270 (not 268); (viii)+112.

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Botero (1540-1617), was a Piedmontese priest, geographer and Secretary to the Duke of Savoy. His text on geography was regarded as the best for over a century, with 17 editions in its first ten years. It was more than just a geography, as Botero also discussed political history and economics.
The 100 maps are those engraved for the 1598 pirate edition of the Ortelius Epitome, also published by the Compagnia Bresciana.


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Stock Id :18702

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Botero's Geography containing 100 maps

BOTERO, Giovanni.

Relationi Universali di Giovanni Botero Benese Divise In Quattro Parti. Novamente Reviste, Correctte & ampliate dall' Istresso Auttore.
Brescia: Compagnia Bresciana, 1599. Large 8vo, contemporary vellum; rubbed; Four parts in one: engraved title, pp. (xlv)+536, with 91 engraved maps in the text; (viii)+227, 9 maps; (xi)+270 (not 268); (viii)+112.

Old ink mss. on spine.

Botero (1540-1617), was a Piedmontese priest, geographer and Secretary to the Duke of Savoy. His text on geography was regarded as the best for over a century, with 17 editions in its first ten years. It was more than just a geography, as Botero also discussed political history and economics.
The 100 maps are those engraved for the 1598 pirate edition of the Ortelius Epitome, also published by the Compagnia Bresciana.


Stock ID : 18702

£6,200

£6,200

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