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Facsimiles of Portolan Charts belonging to the Hispanic Society of America. with introduction by Edward Luther Stevenson

£450.00

  • Facsimiles of Portolan Charts belonging to the Hispanic Society of America. with introduction by Edward Luther Stevenson

Facsimiles of Portolan Charts belonging to the Hispanic Society of America. with introduction by Edward Luther Stevenson

Stevenson, Edward Luther [introduction by]
New York, the Hispanic Society of America, 1916

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New York,  the Hispanic Society of America, 1916

large folio [66x52cm]

a portfolio containing 16 large facsimiles of Portolan charts from the 15th to the early 17th centuries, four reproduced in full colour, the remainder in half-tone

the text comprises an explanatory introduction on the history of the Portolan chart and descriptive notes on each of the charts

one chart has damage to the lower margin, with slight loss from the image, and two corners cut away, not affecting the image. the other charts are all complete and in good condition. a few of the blank pages are a bit torn and ragged. contained in the original cloth boards, a bit worn and grubby, with slight loss to the spine. the four ribbon ties are all present

an unnumbered copy from an unspecified limited edition