Jun 07, 2018 - Sale 2481

Sale 2481 - Lot 249

Price Realized: $ 7,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
BORDONE, BENEDETTO. Isolario. Ornamental title-page in red and black, [10], 74 leaves with 112 woodcut maps and plans (some double-page). Small folio, 11 1/2x8 1/2 inches, contemporary limp vellum, appropriately age worn; scattered staining, occasional ink marginalia. Venice: Nicolo d'Aristotile Zoppino, 1534

Additional Details

Second edition of Bordone's important Isolario, or atlas of islands. The earliest printed Isolario was published by Bartolommeo dalli Sonetti circa 1485 and describes the islands of the eastern Mediterranean. Bordone's atlas is therefore the second printed Isolario. However, it is on a much broader scale, expanded to chart the islands of the entire globe, including parts of the New World. Shirley 59; Burden 8.