CRESCENZI, Bartolomeo (1565-1607)-
CRESCENZI, Bartolomeo (1565-1607)
Contemporary vellum, manuscript title on spine, tail of spine painted in red with shelfmark (a little rubbed), modern slipcase. 8,556, (10),1b,63,(1). Engraved title, 3 engraved folding plates, 2 engraved volvelles on pp. 201 and 414, several engraved and woodcut illustrations and diagrams of which 7 full-page and many half-page, woodcut
initials, head- and tail-pieces, with the blank 4B4.
Second edition of this comprehensive work on maritime matters, including ship-building, navigation, mapping and warfare.
Lacking the map of the Mediterranean (as usual), title remargined at bottom, gutter of Aa1 repaired, Mm4 with long but clean closed tear, folding plate of ‘Città vecchia’ with long closed tear (with slight loss), a few leaves with worming at inner gutter, light browning and some spotting, a few waterstains.
Provenance: ‘Pietro Salvetti’ (inscription on title)