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BOTERO, GIOVANNI: - Le relationi universali di Giovanni Botero Benese, divise in quattro parti. Venetia, Giorgio Angelieri, 1596.

. 4to. Contains: Parts i:1-2; ii, iii and iv in one volume. Pp. (xxx), 192, 80, 193-240; (xvi), 152; 183, table (9); (xvi), 79. In our copy the second volume of part one (i:2) is bound between libros iii and iv of part one. The second part is printed by Giacomo Vincenti and the third by Gio. Battista Ussio. With engraved vignettes on title pages and four double page engraved maps of Europe, Asia, Africa and America. The map of Africa is strengthened at inner margins, with a hole, and faded in a few places. The map of America is browned (due to paper quality), with tear at fold and another small tear without any loss, frayed at outer margins. The other two maps are fine. Some old annotations and underlinings in ink in the first part. Some staining and age browning, more severe in places. Contemporary vellum, stained, with title in manuscript on spine. Bookplate. Early edition of Botero's famous work; a political and geographical description of different countries around the known world at the time. First published at Rome in 1591-93, reissued many times and translated into several languages. Giovanni Botero (1533-1617), Jesuit and Italian ecclesiastic, was secretary to Bishop Carlo Borromeo, and later to Archbishop Frederico Borromeo. He was considered to be one of the greatest economists of his time and this work has been considered the beginning of demographic studies. Borba de Moraes i, 101. Index Aurel. 122726. Cf Sabin ii, 3370.
EUR 4800.00 [Appr.: US$ 5117.4 | £UK 4131.75 | JPą 791311] Book number 37039

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