1528 Map of the British Isles

BORDONE ,Benedetto

BORDONE,BENEDETTO INGHILTERRA

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BENEDETTO BORDONE Venice 1528 First edition Inghilterra secondo tolomeo /Tavola secondo moderni (verso) Very rare A very early woodblock map of the British Isles by the 16th cent illuminator and wood engraver from an atlas of the known islands of the world according to Ptolemy. Scotland turns on its side and directional lines mark the eight winds. On the reverse is a ‘modern’ map of the same region. Shirley 20 pl.14. very rare.

£750

Offered by John Underwood Antiquarian Books