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Auction archive: Lot number 110

DUDLEY, Robert, self-styled Duke of Northumberland and Earl of Warwick (1573-1649). Dell'Arcano del Mare , parts I and II. Florence: Francesco Onofri, 1646.

Auction 25.10.1995
25 Oct 1995
Estimate
£7,000 - £10,000
ca. US$11,046 - US$15,780
Price realised:
£13,800
ca. US$21,776
Auction archive: Lot number 110

DUDLEY, Robert, self-styled Duke of Northumberland and Earl of Warwick (1573-1649). Dell'Arcano del Mare , parts I and II. Florence: Francesco Onofri, 1646.

Auction 25.10.1995
25 Oct 1995
Estimate
£7,000 - £10,000
ca. US$11,046 - US$15,780
Price realised:
£13,800
ca. US$21,776
Beschreibung:

DUDLEY, Robert, self-styled Duke of Northumberland and Earl of Warwick (1573-1649). Dell'Arcano del Mare , parts I and II. Florence: Francesco Onofri, 1646. 2 (of 6) parts in one volume, 2° (338 x 235mm). Half-title, title with engraved vignette to part one, engraved facsimile of Dudley's patent of nobility from Ferdinand II, engraved plates, many folding and many with volvelles, and maps mounted on guards as follow: part I: 29 plates (of 30, lacking one plate numbered "83"); part II: 14 plates and 14 maps (lacking one map Carta nonna generale di Europa ); 18th-century Italian MS. essay on navigation inserted after title, 10 1/2 pages on an 8-leaf gathering. (Some dampstaining, tear across one plate repaired without loss, one volvelle missing). Contemporary Italian red morocco panelled in gilt with circular fan design at centre of both covers, gilt spine, g.e. (slight wear at hinges). Provenance : occasional contemporary MS. correction; Earl of Jersey (Osterley Park bookplate, sale Sotheby's 6 May 1885, no.1203); Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks; Harrison D. Horblit (sale Sotheby's, 11 Nov. 1974, no.321). FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST MARINE ATLAS WITH ALL THE MAPS DRAWN ON THE MERCATOR PROJECTIONS.. It is "one of the great sea atlases of all time, magnificently engraved, and may be justly regarded as the encyclopedia of knowledge regarding the sea" (DSB II, 214). The fine maps show the coasts of the Americas, Africa, Europe, many locations in the Far East, and Norway. While Phillips gives a full list of maps and pagination, the plates, in the first volume create some confusion. They are numbered: 1-3, [unnumbered], 4-8, [83], [85], [8.e.26], 9-24, 26, 27 (151.e.154). The plates in this copy have most of the numbering altered by a contemporary hand. Phillips I:203-16.

Auction archive: Lot number 110
Auction:
Datum:
25 Oct 1995
Auction house:
Christie's
London, King Street
Beschreibung:

DUDLEY, Robert, self-styled Duke of Northumberland and Earl of Warwick (1573-1649). Dell'Arcano del Mare , parts I and II. Florence: Francesco Onofri, 1646. 2 (of 6) parts in one volume, 2° (338 x 235mm). Half-title, title with engraved vignette to part one, engraved facsimile of Dudley's patent of nobility from Ferdinand II, engraved plates, many folding and many with volvelles, and maps mounted on guards as follow: part I: 29 plates (of 30, lacking one plate numbered "83"); part II: 14 plates and 14 maps (lacking one map Carta nonna generale di Europa ); 18th-century Italian MS. essay on navigation inserted after title, 10 1/2 pages on an 8-leaf gathering. (Some dampstaining, tear across one plate repaired without loss, one volvelle missing). Contemporary Italian red morocco panelled in gilt with circular fan design at centre of both covers, gilt spine, g.e. (slight wear at hinges). Provenance : occasional contemporary MS. correction; Earl of Jersey (Osterley Park bookplate, sale Sotheby's 6 May 1885, no.1203); Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks; Harrison D. Horblit (sale Sotheby's, 11 Nov. 1974, no.321). FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST MARINE ATLAS WITH ALL THE MAPS DRAWN ON THE MERCATOR PROJECTIONS.. It is "one of the great sea atlases of all time, magnificently engraved, and may be justly regarded as the encyclopedia of knowledge regarding the sea" (DSB II, 214). The fine maps show the coasts of the Americas, Africa, Europe, many locations in the Far East, and Norway. While Phillips gives a full list of maps and pagination, the plates, in the first volume create some confusion. They are numbered: 1-3, [unnumbered], 4-8, [83], [85], [8.e.26], 9-24, 26, 27 (151.e.154). The plates in this copy have most of the numbering altered by a contemporary hand. Phillips I:203-16.

Auction archive: Lot number 110
Auction:
Datum:
25 Oct 1995
Auction house:
Christie's
London, King Street
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