Auction 353 Old & Rare Books - General History & Topography

AMERICA -- BRY, Th. de. Americae pars quarta, sive, insignis & admiranda historia de reperta primum Occidentali India Christophoro Columbo Anno M.CCCCXCII scripta ab Hieronymo Bezono. Frankf., (Typ. J. Feyerabend, Imp. Th. de Bry), 1594. (8), 145, (1) pp. W. 2 engr. ti., engr. w. coat of arms (w. virtues), engr. double-p. map of the West Indies, engr. text-ill. of Columbus led by marine deities, engr. text-ill. of world map with medallion portraits of Columbus and Vespucci & 24 engr. plates w. captions. Fol. Late 19th c. hcf. w. gilt dec. back & marbled paper on sides. (Outer margin ti-p. strengthened, margins of map cut with (partly) loss of decorative border, a bit age-toned/foxed, but else a fine copy with the engravings in strong impressions).

First edition, second issue (with Arabic numbers in the engravings) of volume four of Theodor de Bry's 'Great Voyages'. Volume 4 contains Benzoni's account of his fifteen years of travel in the Isthmus of Panama and Guatemala. - Church 154; Sabin III, p. 36.

€ 5000

result € 13000

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