Item #8808 Amerigo Vespucci 3 books collection. Amerigo VESPUCCI, subject.
Amerigo Vespucci 3 books collection
Amerigo Vespucci 3 books collection
Amerigo Vespucci 3 books collection
Amerigo Vespucci 3 books collection
Amerigo Vespucci 3 books collection
Amerigo Vespucci 3 books collection
Amerigo Vespucci 3 books collection
Amerigo Vespucci 3 books collection
Amerigo Vespucci 3 books collection
Amerigo Vespucci 3 books collection
Amerigo Vespucci 3 books collection
Amerigo Vespucci 3 books collection
Amerigo Vespucci 3 books collection
Amerigo Vespucci 3 books collection
Amerigo Vespucci 3 books collection

Amerigo Vespucci 3 books collection

Date Published: 1650, 1789, 1817
Binding: Hard & Soft cover

Three early classic works on the Italian merchant Amerigo Vespucci, explorer, and navigator from the Republic of Florence who allegedly undertook several voyages to the “New World”. In recognition of his explorations, the cartographer Martin Waldweemüller latinized his name as America in Cosmographiae Introductio (1507).

• Girolamo Bartolommei già Smeducci (1584-1662). L’America poema eroico di Girolamo Bartolomei già Smeducci Al cristianissimo Luigi XIV. re di Francia e di Navarra. Roma: Nella stamperia di Lodouico Grignani, 1650. [20], 564, [12] pp. 4to, 300 × 215 mm. ² a-b A-4A 4B² 4C 4D². Allegorical engraving by Johann Friedric Greuter depicting Vespucci reaching the Americas. Lacking the engraved portrait frontispiece of the author but otherwise complete. Vellum binding, some browning but very nicely restored, handwritten title on the spine. Dedicated to Louis XIV, King of France and Navarre. First and only edition of this epic poem in forty cantos, printed in two columns, each canto consisting of a hundred stanzas, celebrating Vespucci and his exploits, comparing him to Ulysses in Homer’s Odyssey. Born in Florence circa 1584, Girolamo 

Bartolommei già Smeducci graduated in law, but then devoted himself assiduously to literature. He was part of the Accademia della Crusca with the name of Imbucato of the Accademia Fiorentina. He was the author of many theatrical compositions and musical dramas. References: JCB Lib. cat. (Bibliotheca Americana), pre-1675, 2:393; Sabin, 3797; Palau y Dulcet (2nd ed.), 25119. A scarce publication in excellent condition.

• Francesco Bartolozzi. Apologia delle ricerche istorico-critiche circa alle scoperte d'Amerigo Vespucci alle quali può servire d'aggiunta scritta da Francesco Bartolozzi in confutazione della lettera seconda allo stampatore data col nome del Padre Canovai delle Scuole Pie. Firenze: per Gaetano Cambiagi stamp., 1789. 40 pp. 8vo. Green paper wrapper.

• Stanislao Canovi. Viaggi d’Amerigo Vespucci con la vita, l’elogio e la dissertazione di questo celebre navigatore del Padre Stanislao Canovai. Opera postuma. Firenze: Presso Giovacchino Pagani. 1817. [4], 392 pp. 8vo. Father Stanislao Canovai (1740-1812) was an Italian mathematician, poet, and historian. Brown marbled paper wrapper.

Collection on consignment with LDRB.
Very Good. Item #8808

$2,000.00 USD
$2,702.58 CAD

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