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Auction 198, Lot 739

"[Facsimile] Magellan's Voyage - A Narrative Account of the First Navigation", Pigafetta, Filippo

Subject: References, Facsimile, Magellan

Period: 1969 (published)


Color: Printed Color

8.1 x 11.8 inches
20.6 x 30 cm
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Translated by R.A. Skelton from one of the most important geographical manuscripts in history; now in the collection of Yale University. The report of the first circumnavigation was written by one of its few survivors, Filippo Pigafetta. Volume I (194 pp.) contains the introduction, translation and index. Vol. 2 (unpaginated) is a copy of the beautiful original manuscript in full color. Hardbound in cream cloth, embossed astrolabe on front covers and red/gilt lettering on the spines, housed in original red cloth slipcase with illustrated paper label.


Condition: A

Near mint. Contents are fine and there is just a touch of soiling on the covers. Slipcase has light shelf wear and one small stain.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/19/2024