29 Apr '14, 1pm

#AuctionUpdate: Exquisite atlas showing the world as imagined in 1486 sells for £362,500

Royal folio (420 x 285mm.), A-B8 C10 D-E8 ; a10 b-i8 ; a-c8 , 137 leaves (of 140) plus 32 double-page maps (30 bound between the two sections of text, 2 bound at the end), Registrum bound first, double column, 44 lines, roman letter, hand-coloured 6-line woodcut initials, a1 with large hand-coloured woodcut initial depicting Nicolaus Germanus presenting his book to Pope Paul II, hand-coloured woodcut initial with portrait of Ptolemy on a2v, maps with contemporary hand-colouring , woodcut diagrams, red paraphs, initial-strokes and underlining, headlines for the register in red and blue ink, nineteenth-century boards (stamped "Fr. Pf." on inside front cover), lacking 3 text leaves (A2-3 (start of Registrum) and e1), e8 and f1 misbound between i1 and i2, A1 repaired at foot without loss of text, small stain on a2, other occasional light staining, small marginal paper repairs,...

Full article: http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2014/trave...

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