Catalog Archive
Auction 168, Lot 740

"Cartografia Rara",

Subject: References

Period: 1986 (published)


Color: Black & White

12.9 x 12.9 inches
32.8 x 32.8 cm

This rare reference is a catalogue of the legendary collection of Franco Novacco. According to R.A. Skelton, "The Novacco Collection stands alone and is unsurpassed even by the oldest libraries. It may be said with some confidence that in this class no collection of equal scope, variety, and completeness could ever again be assembled." Catalogued by Valeria and Piero Bella, this book features 148 maps from the collection, almost all of them from the 16th century. Each map is accompanied by a black and white illustration. Text is in both English and Italian. Hardbound in black cloth with a red dust jacket. 160 pp.


Condition: A

Contents clean and tight. There is very minor wear and soiling to the covers, and the front cover is bowed. Edges of dust jacket are slightly worn.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $160

Closed on 6/6/2018