31 Mar '16, 3pm

For sale on 5 April in NY: 1st ed of the 1st printed #maritime #atlas:

BARTOLOMEO dalli sonetti da Venezia (fl. 2nd half 15th century). Isolario . [Venice: Guglielmo Anima Mia da Trino, ca 1485-86]. Median half-sheet 4° (233 x 164 mm). Collation: [112 28 36 410 56 68 76] (1/1r-1/3r verse dedication to Doge Giovanni Mocenigo, the 3-line heading disguising his name in a number-acrostic, and introductory verse, 1/3v incipit: S. per linsula de cerigo / Questa insula mia quindece lontana , 7/6r map of Cyprus, 7/6v blank). 50 (of 56) leaves, varying numbers of lines; second state of pages 1/12v, 2/3v and 3/4v with sonnets added in a separate operation through the press. THE FIRST LEAF WITHIN ELABORATE ILLUMINATED BORDER AND THE MAPS COLORED BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND, AND WITH PLACE NAMES ADDED IN MANUSCRIPT. (Lacking [1/2, 1/5, 2/1-2, 2/6] and [4/3], including three maps in the second gathering, extensive marginal repairs renewing excised sections, af...

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