Lot 147: Fortis (Alberto)



2015-10-06 14:39:57

Lot 147: Fortis (Alberto). Viaggio in Dalmazia, 2 vols. in one (comprising 3 parts), 1st edition, Venice: Alvise Milocco, 1774, letterpress title to each part, two folding engraved maps (showing the area which is now Croatia & Bosnia) and thirteen folding plates, contemporary calf, lacking title label to spine, joints cracked and light wear, 4to. Brunet I, 1349; Blackmer 618 (English edition). Alberto Fortis travelled in Dalmatia from 1771 to 1774, publishing his letters in this work and the earlier Saggio d'osservazioni sopra l'isola di Cherso e Osero, 1771. The appendix in volume 1 comprises an account of the journey of Antonio Veranzio from Budapest to Constantinople in 1553, edited by Fortis. The engraved plates illustrate costume and natural history specimens of the area. The English edition of both works was published in 1778. (1) Dominic Winter's Printed Books and Maps Auction October 2015 Wednesday, 14th October 2015 Estimate: £300-500
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