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Lot 6[BARROS, JOAO DE] ULLOA, ALFONSO (translator)
L'Asia... de' fatti de' Portoghesi nello scoprimento, & Conquista de' Mari & Terre di Oriente.
[Bound with:] Dell'Asia la Seconda Decca. Both Venice: Vincenzo Valgrisio, 1562. Second Italian edition. Two parts in one. Later vellum. 8 x 5 1/2 inches (21 x 14.5 cm); first part a^(8) b^(2) A-2B^(8); second part a^(8) A-2E^(8) 2F^(4), printer's device on titles, historiated initials, retains blank in volume 2. Explorers Club bookplate to pastedown, ink numerals to first leaf, old dampstain, to first signature, occasional spotting or small stains but generally clean.
The first two parts of the Italian translation of Barros' chronicle of the Portuguese navigations of Asia. Valgrisio's 1561 first published translation of the work was re-issued with only title page altered. Sabin 3647.

C The Explorers Club Collection

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Estimate $700-1,000

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