Lot 05
Filippo Giunta (1450 - 1517) EARLY ROMAN AND GREEK GEOGRAPHY

Period Renaissance binding on 3 real goatskin ligaments with rich ornamental blind-print decoration.
17 x 11 x 3,5 cm (h x w x d)

Starting price
24 000 CZK
   |   960 €

An important collection of six works of early Roman and Greek geography, descriptions of the then known world, inventories of world places and the topography of Rome in one volume. Contains 223 numbered sheets and 1 unnumbered sheet. Texts in Latin, pre-printed blank initials, wide edges of sheets, final woodcut printing mark of a legendary publisher, well preserved. A fragment of a medieval illuminated parchment manuscript used for binding is visible in the spine. Title page common to other works, paged continuously: 1) Pomponius Mela. De situ orbis, 2) J. Solinus. Polyhistor, 3) Antonius Augustus. Itinerarium provinciarum, 4) P. Victor. From the region of Rome, 5) Vibius Sequester. De fluminibus, 6) Dionysius Periegetes. De situ orbis. Post-cinnabar edition of the heirs of the famous Italian book printer Giunti from the beginnings of the press.