[Holy Land]. BIANCO (Noe). Viaggio da Venezia... - Lot 49 - Kâ-Mondo

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[Holy Land]. BIANCO (Noe). Viaggio da Venezia... - Lot 49 - Kâ-Mondo
[Holy Land]. BIANCO (Noe). Viaggio da Venezia al S. Sepolcro e al Monte Sinai col disegno delle Citta, Castelli, Ville, Chiese, Monasterj, Isole, Porti, e Fiumi, che fin la si ritrovano. ...Composto dal R.P. fra Noe dell'Ord. di S. Francesco In Lucca, per Salv. e Giand. Maresc[andoli], [circa 1700]. In-16, 192 pp. [sign. A-F 16], figs, modern soft cover in reused parchment (browning, title rubbed with holes without gravity and lac. in margin, wetness at the beginning of the volume). Rare copy of this relation of the journey to the Holy Land from Venice made by Brother Noah, and written by him, as a guide for pilgrims. The first edition was published around 1587, and numerous variants were published throughout the 17th century. It is illustrated with 157 archaic woodcuts in the text, many of which are mid-page. Guides of this nature have been transported and handled, and the copies that have come down to us in suitable condition are rare. (OPAC SBN, IT\ICCU\VEAE\004513). Attached : a copy of another edition, incomplete of several ff. of which the title page, presenting wear marks, accidents and gaps, in a disbound antique parchment binding. Of a similar composition, it contains woodcuts of a much more naive workmanship and the comparison of the two editions is worthy of interest. That is to say 2 volumes.
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