Oct 12, 2023 - Sale 2648

Sale 2648 - Lot 192

Price Realized: $ 3,750
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Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
Johannes Leo Africanus (c. 1494-c. 1554)
De Totius Africae Descriptione Libri IX.

Antwerp: Joan. Latium, 1556.

First Latin edition translated by J. Florianus; woodcut printer's device to title; bound in later half parchment with marbled paper boards and later spine label; 6 1/2 x 4 in.

Born al-Hasan Muhammad al-Wazzan al-Fas into a Berber family in Granada, the author served as a diplomat for Spain. This important work focuses on Northwest Africa and the Nile Valley and was considered the most reliable reporting on the continent in the period.

Adams L-480.