Auction 165, Lot 771

"Geografia Universale del Padre Claudio Buffier...", Buffier, Claude

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1761 (published)


Color: Black & White

3.7 x 6.4 inches
9.4 x 16.3 cm

This complete, Italian edition of Buffier's gazetteer was published in Venice by Francesco Pitteri. It contains 18 folding maps, including a double hemisphere Mappamondo and a map of America that both show an insular California. The other maps include the continents of Africa, Asia, and Europe as well as many regional maps of Europe. 439 pages. 16 mo. Hardbound in original vellum with title label on spine.


Condition: B+

The maps are unusually crisp and clean. The map of Spain has a 3" edge tear at left and the map of France has numerous pencil notations in the image, but otherwise the maps are very good to near fine. The text is tight and moderately foxed. The spine is chipped at top, the hinges are starting, and the covers are warped and soiled.

Estimate: $500 - $650


Closed on 11/15/2017