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Magnus, Olaus.
HISTORIA DELLE GENTI ET DELLA NATURA DELLE COSE SETTENTRIONALI. VENICE: APPRESSO I GIUNTI, 1565
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68
Magnus, Olaus.
HISTORIA DELLE GENTI ET DELLA NATURA DELLE COSE SETTENTRIONALI. VENICE: APPRESSO I GIUNTI, 1565
Estimate
2,0002,500
LOT SOLD. 4,375 GBP
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Magnus, Olaus.
HISTORIA DELLE GENTI ET DELLA NATURA DELLE COSE SETTENTRIONALI. VENICE: APPRESSO I GIUNTI, 1565

Folio (318 x 210mm.), engraved map of Scandinavia, 467 woodcuts in text, modern vellum, first and last few leaves with minor repairs to blank corners


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Provenance

Gaspar de Guzmán y Pimentel, Conde Duque de Olivares (1587-1645), inscription on title noting the book's acquisition from his library in 1648; Colegio del Angel de la Guarda de Carmelitas Descalzos de Sevilla, inscription on title

Literature

Simon, Bibliotheca Bacchica II 482 ('Traduction italienne fort rare'); Schwerdt II, p.4

Catalogue Note

Second edition in Italian of this richly illustrated work by Magnus on Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Greenland, containing some of the earliest illustrations of whaling.

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