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Date of the auction: 21.01.2020

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[AMERICA] - Il Gazzettiere americano contenente un distinto ragguaglio di tutte le parti del Nuovo Mondo. Livorno: Marco Coltellini, 1763. A fresh copy on strong paper of the first Italian edition of the American Gazetteer, first published in three volumes in London in 1762 with only 8 plates. The

Lot #: 1

Estimate: €2,000 - €3,000

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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[ASTRONOMI DI BRERA] - La pianta della città di Milano. Milan: Amministrazione municipale, 1814. A very good copy of this renown map of Milan. It is almost identical to the one produced by the Brera astronomers in 1807 which is undated and titled "Pianta di Milano. Capitale del Regno d'Italia". The

Lot #: 2

Estimate: €1,500 - €1,800

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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BORCH, Michel-Jean (1753-1810) - Lettres sur la Sicile et sur l'Ile de Malthe - Cartes géographiques et planches des lettres sur la Sicile et l’ile de Malthe. Turin: Reycends, 1782. First edition complete of the text volumes and the altas, all bound in editorial boards. 3 volumes of which 2 in 8vo

Lot #: 3

Estimate: €400 - €600

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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BOSSOLI, Carlo (1815-1884) - The Beautiful Scenery and Chief Places of Interest throughout the Crimea. London: Day and Son, 1856. A splendid collection of views in this deluxe edition in which all the plates have been retouched by hand. Elephant folio (555 x 370mm). 52 lithographic plates finished

Lot #: 4

Estimate: €1,500 - €2,500

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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BOTERO, Giovanni (1540-1617) - Le Relationi Universali. Brescia: Compagnia bresciana, 1595. Copy complete of the 4 maps of the continents in good impressions. 4 parts in one volume, 4to (212 x 157mm). Printer's device on titles of each part, 4 double-page engraved maps, woodcut initials (some

Lot #: 5

Estimate: €500 - €800

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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CORONELLI, Vincenzo (1650-1718) - [Atlante Veneto: Corso Geografico Universale. Venice: a spese dell'autore, 1691-92]. A large collection of 120 plates from Coronelli's renown work including the spectacular bird's eye view of Venice. 2 volumes, folio (480 x 338mm). Sold as a collection of maps it

Lot #: 6

Estimate: €5,000 - €8,000

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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FRICKX, Eugene-Henry (1644-1730) - Cartes Des Provinces Des Pays Bas Contenant les Comte's de Flandre, de Hainaut, Cambresis, le Duche' de Brabant. Paris: Crepy, 1744. The atlas is complete of its 15 double-page maps forming a very large map of the Netherlands and an extra map with the "Plan de la

Lot #: 7

Estimate: €800 - €1,200

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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HELMAN, Isidore Stanislas Henri (1743-1806) - Faits mémorables des empereurs de la Chine. Paris: presso l'autore e M. Ponce, 1788. An exquisite work derived from the "Dijian tushuo", known as "The emperor's mirror" a popular Chinese ensamble of stories of the praiseworthy and blameworthy actions of

Lot #: 8

Estimate: €1,000 - €1,500

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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HOST, Georg (1734-1794) - Nachrichten von Marókos und Fes, im Lande selbst gesammelt in den Jahren 1760 bis 1768. Copenhagen: Christian Gottlob Proft, 1781. A good copy of the first German edition of this illustrated work on Morocco. Complete with all its plates and with some printed on blue paper

Lot #: 9

Estimate: €1,000 - €1,500

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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MAGINI, Giovanni Antonio (1555-1617) - Italia. Bologna: Clemente Ferroni, 1632 [ma 1620 al frontespizio]. Third edition of the first atlas of Italy by an Italian complete of its 61 engraved plates. The first edition was printed in 1620 and then republished in 1630 and in the present 1632 edition

Lot #: 10

Estimate: €3,000 - €5,000

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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MAYER, Luigi (1755-1803) - Views in the Ottoman Empire. London: R. Bowyer, 1803. A copy with good colouring of the plates of this work by Mayer dedicated to the Ottoman Empire. The author also published two parts dedicated to Egypt and Palestine in 1801 and 1804. Folio (481 x 340mm). Double

Lot #: 11

Estimate: €400 - €600

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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[MILANO] - AGNELLI, Federico (1626-1702) - La gran città di Milano. [Milan: ca. 1698]. (427 x 565mm). A view of the city of Milan surrounded by the names and locations of churches, monasteries, hospitals and other places of interest (some browning and spotting, tear to top right corner

Lot #: 12

Estimate: €200 - €300

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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[MILANO] - CAGNONI Gaspare (1774-1840) TUA, Antonio (XIX sec.) - Pianta della città di Milano. Milan: Artaria, 1829. Map of Milan printed by Artaria with the printed explanation indicating public places and churches. (550 x 640mm). Light browning and some small marginal tears, 6 repaired holes to

Lot #: 13

Estimate: €100 - €200

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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[MILANO] - DAL RE, Marc'Antonio (1697-1766) - Il Real Castello di Milano. [Milan]: ca. 1751. (418 x 505mm). A view of the Castello Sforzesco in Milan (some small tears, repairs at verso

Lot #: 14

Estimate: €200 - €300

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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[MILANO] - DAL RE, Marc'Antonio (1697-1766) - Città di Milano. [Milan: dopo il 1734]. A renown map of the city of Milan first engraved by Del Re in 1734. (668 x 692mm). (Some repairs on the back

Lot #: 15

Estimate: €200 - €300

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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NICOLAY, Nicolas de, seigneur d'Arfeville (1517-1583) - Le Navigationi et Viaggi nella Turchia. Venice: Francesco Ziletti, 1580. The engravings are among the finest and most influential pictorial early representations of Turkish characters and costumes. Nicolay accompanied Gabriel d'Aramont, French

Lot #: 16

Estimate: €300 - €500

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598) - Theatrum orbis terrarum. – Parergon. – Nomenclator ptolemaicus. Antwerp: Plantin, 1579. A complete copy with the maps in good condition and in contemporary colouring of the first edition of the Theatrum printed by Plantin and the first to contain the Parergon and the

Lot #: 17

Estimate: €25,000 - €35,000

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598) - Theatrum orbis terrarum. – Parergon. – Nomenclator ptolemaicus. Antwerp: Plantin, 1584. A complete copy with good impressions of the maps in this edition of the Theatrum comprising for the first time 112 maps instead of the 93 included in the earlier editions

Lot #: 18

Estimate: €12,000 - €18,000

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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[PARIGI] - HERISSON, Eustache (1759-1816) - Plan Routier de la Ville et et Faubourgs De Paris divisé en douze Mairiea. Paris: Jean, 1823. (562 x 810mm). A folding portable plan of Paris with the different arrondisments highlighted in red, blue, yellow and green (small hole at fold). Contemporary red

Lot #: 19

Estimate: €100 - €150

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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[PARIGI] - Lotto di 6 opere sulla fortificazione di Parigi. An interesting group of phamplets regarding the political discussion over the fortificazion of Paris. The theme of fortification had been important for the French society since the projects of Vauban and received an increase of interest

Lot #: 20

Estimate: €100 - €200

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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PREVOST, Antoine Francois, detto d'Exiles (1697-1763) - Storia generale de' viaggi. O nuova raccolta di tutte le relazioni de' viaggi per mare, e per terra, state pubblicate fino al presente nelle diverse lingue di tutte le Nazioni cognite. Venice: Pietro Valvasense, 1751-64. A copy complete of all

Lot #: 21

Estimate: €800 - €1,200

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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PREVOST, Antoine Francois, detto d'Exiles (1697-1763) - Histoire générale des voyages; ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre. The Hague: Pierre de Hondt, 1747-1773. The 4to edition illustrated by 630 engraved plates, many folding, showing numerous maps

Lot #: 22

Estimate: €1,000 - €1,500

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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[REGNO LOMBARDO-VENETO] - Piante delle città capiluoghi delle provincie del regno lombardo veneto. Milan: Antonio Bettalli, 1840. First edition of this portable atlas of the Veneto and Lombardy regions. 8vo (205 x 130mm). Woodcut device on title, 19 double-page engraved numbered plates, some folding

Lot #: 23

Estimate: €150 - €250

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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ROBERTS, David (1796-1864) - La Terre Sainte. Vues & monuments avec une description historique sur chaque planche. Brussels: Societè des Beaux-Arts, 1843. First French edition published in Bruxelles complete of the 61 beautiful illustrations by Francois Strobant. Folio (537 x 365mm). 61 beautiful

Lot #: 24

Estimate: €1,000 - €1,500

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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[RUSSIA] - Costume of the Russian Empire - London: T. Bensley, 1810. A good copy of this work complete of its handcoloured plates illustrating scenes of life and customs in Russia at the beginning of the 19th-century. Elephant folio (361 x 260mm). Additional hand-colored aquatint title, 72

Lot #: 25

Estimate: €400 - €600

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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SCOTO, Francesco (1548-1622) - Nuovo itinerario d’Italia. Padua: Mattio Cadorin, detto Bolzetta, 1670. A fine illustrated edition of this always fascinating work by Scoto depicting numerous beautiful italian cities. 4 parts in one volume, 8vo (156 x 100mm). Half title, additional engraved title

Lot #: 26

Estimate: €500 - €800

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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SPON, Jacques (1647-1685) - Histoire de Genève. Geneva: Fabri e Barrillot, 1730. A corrected and enlarged edition with Spon's transcriptions and illustrations of seals and early monumental inscriptions found in Geneva. Illustrated by beautiful views of Geneva and its lake. 2 volumes, 4to (255 x

Lot #: 27

Estimate: €100 - €150

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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[VALLEMONT, Abbe Pierre le Lorrain de] (1649-1721) - Gli elementi della storia d'Italia per servir di continuazione agli Elementi della storia del signor abate di Vallemont, arricchiti di carte geografiche. Venice: Giambattista Albrizzi, 1748. A fine copy with many unopened pages and a good

Lot #: 28

Estimate: €400 - €600

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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[ACCADEMIA DELLE SCIENZE DI TORINO] - Due volumi di Memoires de l'academie imperiale des sciences: Literature et Beaux-arts e Sciences Physiques et Mathématiques [quest'ultimo LEGATO CON:] Memoires presentes a L'Academie. Torino: Imprimerie de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences, 1805. - An

Lot #: 29

Estimate: €150 - €250

Date: 21 Jan 2020

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[AEROSTATICA] - ANDREANI Paolo (1763-1823) - Il viaggio aereo dell'illustre cavalier milanese Don Paolo Andreani. Milano: Pirola, 1784 [CON:] Monsieur Francesco Bianchini segretario confidente dell'illustre Cavalier Milanese Don Paolo Andreani ai padri Brusa e Poletti. Bologna: Tommaso d'Aquino

Lot #: 30

Estimate: €200 - €300

Date: 21 Jan 2020