WORLD-- UNIVERSALE DESCRITTIONE DI TUTTA LA TERRA CONOSCIUTA FIN QUI.

Lot Number 132
Author BERTELLI, DONATO.
Title WORLD-- UNIVERSALE DESCRITTIONE DI TUTTA LA TERRA CONOSCIUTA FIN QUI.
Year Published 1568
Place Printed VENICE,
Printed By
Description WORLD--BERTELLI, DONATO. UNIVERSALE DESCRITTIONE DI TUTTA LA TERRA CONOSCIUTA FIN QUI. VENICE, 1568, 415 X 750MM., LARGE ENGRAVED WORLD MAP ON 2 SHEETS JOINED, WIDE MARGINS
Comments Shirley 118, noting the British Library example; Tooley, 14, adding the Beans Lloyd Triestino example; Woodward The Maps and Prints of Paolo Forlani, map 82, notes, disputing the attribution to Forlani, referring to the John Carter Brown Library example. CATALOGUE NOTE a fine example of this rare "Lafreri-school" map of the world on an oval projection, copied from Paolo Forlani, by the Venetian publisher Donato Bertelli, recorded in only two institutional locations, and a third example whose location is unknown. In the 1550s and 1560s Italian map-publishers dominated European cartography but, as many of the maps were sold separately, they had a high mortality rare, and are very difficult for the modern collector to obtain.
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Estimated Price GBP 80,000.00 - 100,000.00
( USD 133,600.00 - 167,000.00 )
Actual Price GBP 91,250.00 ( USD 146,912.50 )

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Auction House Sothebys
Website http://www.sothebys.com/
Auction Name Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History
Sale Number #L12401
Auction Date May 9, 2012 - May 9, 2012
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