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Printed Books, Maps & Documents

30 January 2019

Africa.

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Lot 1

Estimate: £300 - £400
Sold For: £480

Rerum a Carolo. V. Caesare Augusto in Africa bello gestarum Commentari, elegantissimis, iconibus ad historiam accommodis illustrati, 1st edition, Antwerp, 1554,
title with oval printer's woodcut device, 2 (of 3) double-page woodcut bird's-eye views (of Algiers and Tunis), old plain calf, some wear, small 8vo, together with Osorio da Fonseca (Jeronimo), De Rebus Emmanuelis Regis Lusitaniae... quibus; potissimum ea, quae in Africa & India bella confecit, explicantur, [3rd edition], Cologne, Heirs of Arnold Birckmann, 1574, [16], 412, [16] leaves, woodcut printer's device to title, and neat owernship inscription dated Paris, 1574 adjacent, all edges gilt, late 19th century red morocco, with bookplate of William Stirling to front pastedown, and his coat of arms to covers, rubbed and some wear, with upper cover detached, spine partly loose, 8vo
Atabey 1096 for the first work. An account of the expeditions of Charles V in Africa, taken from Giovio, Calvete de Estrella, Villegagnon and others, edited by Cornelius Schepper. Sabin 57804 for the second work, a history of Portugal containing an account of the early voyages of discovery of the Portuguese to the East Indies, their discovery of the eastern shores of South America (Brazil).
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