Cologne: Braun & Hogenberg, 1575. View. Uncolored copper engraving. Image measures 11.5" x 19.25". These two bird's-eye views, Pozzuoli (Puteoli) above and Baia (Baiae) below, are together on one sheet. They show both cities as located on the Gulf of Naples. The numerous ships around Pozzuoli reference its history as an important Roman port, while in the view of Baia, the remains of an ancient Roman thermal bath alludes to the city's prized springs. Small figures gesture animatedly while tending.....
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Sicily: Istituto Geografico de Agostini, 1958. In Italian. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white and color photographs, many full-bleed. 156 pages, 4to, robin's egg blue cloth with gilt stamping, dust wrapper. Sicily: Istituto Geografico de Agostini - Novara. A very good(+) copy in a near fine dust wrapper.
New York: Museum of Natural History, 1979. Profusely illustrated, plus an original engraving by Arthur Secunda. xiii + 305pp., 4to, full leather, a.e.g, 1/4 slipcase. New York: Museum of Natural History with Kent: Volair Limited, 1979. First edition. A fine copy. Deluxe edition, one of 2950 copies, signed by the author.
Augsburg: Johann Praetorius, 1658. Miniature map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 2.5" x 4.25". Nice early map of southern Italy, including Rome. Published in the world atlas section of "Historiae universalis auctarium". Latin text on back, headed by "Sabaudia". Page marked "XIX" and "g4". Minor stain on left half, overall wear.