Auction 140, Lot 891

"Geografia Universale…", Buffier, Claude

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1737 (dated)


Color: Black & White

3.5 x 6 inches
8.9 x 15.2 cm

This uncommon Italian edition of Buffier's gazetteer was published in Venice in 1737. It contains 18 folding maps, including a double hemisphere Mappamondo, and the map of America both showing an insular California. The other maps include the continents of Africa and Europe as well as many regional maps of Europe. 347 pp., 16 mo. Italian text with original vellum covers.


Condition: B

Text and maps have some minor damp staining at top edge along with some small spots and stains in some map images. The covers are somewhat worn, stained and chipped, and there are some ink notations in the endpapers and on the title page.

Estimate: $700 - $900

Sold for: $500

Closed on 5/23/2012