Venice: Giovanni La Noù, 1672.
2nd Edition. Hardcover. very good. Item #002031
"Folio, (356x249 mm). , 691  pp., title with large device, printed in red and black, several woodcut text illustrations and diagrams. Contemporary vellum with spine titled in manuscript (boards soiled, hole in front joint), blue-dyed edges. Internally little browned, occasional minor spotting and light dampstaining to the end, title page and preliminaries. Title page little soiled, rear free endpaper lacking, closed tear to Kk3, long inscription in ink to front flyleaf. Provenances: Frederik Heyman (ex-libris to front pastedown), J. F. Ackermann, N. Theod. Reimer (both signed on front flyleaf), R. C. Wagner (signature on title page).
Honeyman 2647; Sabin XVII, 196; Alden 672/192 (for chapters dealing with the New World on pages 86-105); DSB XI, 411; Riccardi II, 372. Second enlarged edition. Attempt at a summation of existing geographical knowledge originally published in 1661, ""in which he corrected previous data and prepared the way for further developments in cartography"" (DSB). The work includes sections on geodetics, hydrography, and navigation, etc., and extensive tables of latitude and longitude based on information supplied by Jesuit missionaries around the world."
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