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BOTERO, Giovanni.

Relationi Universali...

Arricchite di cose rare, e memorabili, e con l'ultima mano dell'autore.

I. Giunti, Venice , 1640 Stock Code: 117390
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Notes

First published in 1592. Giovanni Botero (1533-1617) was Secretary to the Duke of Savoy when he compiled his Relationi Universali; "this political and geographical description of the different countries of the world was very successful and translated into a number of languages" (Burden), including English (London 1603). Burden also notes that "for this issue of 1640 by I. Giunti, a new set of copperplates was cut derived from those of earlier editions. The most noticeable difference is the addition of an unidentified line around the continent."

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Description

Quarto (212 x 160 mm). Late eighteenth-century Italian mottled sheep, smooth spine richly gilt in compartments, tan morocco label, patterned endpapers, red edges.

Illustrations

With publisher's large woodcut device on title and 4 folding engraved continental maps (Europe, Asia, Africa, America).

Condition

18th-century inscription on title of the Carmelite monastery at Turin. Front joint neatly restored, label chipped with some loss, boards a little rubbed with minor wear to extremities, some headlines just shaved, still an attractive copy.

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