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Lot 44MAFFEI, GIOVANNI PIETRO
Le Historie delle Indie Orientali...
Venice: Zenaro, 1589. Second or later Italian edition. Contemporary vellum. 7 3/4 inches x 5 1/2 inches (20 x 14 cm); Woodcut device on title, initials and headpieces, [30] ff., including title and contents, 416 ff., Explorers Club bookplate to pastedown and blindstamp to title and elsewhere, ink numerals to first leaf, without front free endpaper, small wormhole at gutter margin towards end, old dampstain to final leaves, soiling to vellum.
First published in Latin the year before, Maffei's history is an important work on early travel and exploration, especially in Brazil and the Far East. Sabin 43778.


C The Explorers Club Collection

Sold for $406
Estimate $500-800


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