Skinner

Auctioneers and Appraisers

North America. Paolo Forlani (fl. circa 1560-1571) Il Disegno del discoperto della nova Franza.

Auction:
3012T
Lot:
1555
Sold for:
$30,750$25,000

social_share

Inquire

Tabs

About

Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3012T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 23, 2017 12:00PM

Description:

North America. Paolo Forlani (fl. circa 1560-1571) Il Disegno del discoperto della nova Franza. Venice: Zaltieri, 1566. Second state, with the dated Zaltieri imprint; copper-plate engraved map printed on a double folio laid paper sheet without watermark, characteristic irregular platemark, large margins, the sheet removed from a book, with evidence of binding along the top edge, bottom right corner with the handwritten ink page number: 371; slight ink offsetting from another copy of the same map on the verso; 1 1/2 inch round ownership stamp with initials center verso; large margins, platemark measures 15 1/2 to 15 3/4 x 11 to 11 1/8 in.; some toning, a few spots in the blank margins, old penciled number in blank margin, lower right recto; with a typed note stating that the map was acquired in Florence Italy in November of 1944; toning to verso, sheet size 22 1/8 x 16 in.
"The earliest collectible map to name the strait separating the American and Asian continents and the earliest separately published map of North America." (Quoted from David Woodward's, "The Forlani Map of North American," Imago Mundi, 46:1.
Estimate $40,000-60,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Woodward's, David Woodward, Paolo Forlani, Book design, Book publishing, Bookbinding, Folio, Page numbering, Printing, Publishing, Recto and verso, Italy

Departments

Specialists