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A MAP OF THE WORLD DESIGNED BY GIO MATTEO CONTARINI, ENGRAVED BY FRAN. ROSELLI, 1506 1924 Hardcover Near Fine
By Contarini, Gio Matteo and Francesco Roselli (Engravings)
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London, British Museum, 1924. A reproduction in facsimile. Large (10 x 13.5 inches) publisher's printed boards with 15 pages and large folding facsimile of the Contarini map attached at rear. Near Fine condition overall. 

The original world map designed by Giovanni Matteo Contarini and engraved by Francesco Rosselli was first discovered in 1922 and is now in the British Library. It was the first printed world map showing the New World. Map is approximately 17 x 22 inches. Book includes an introduction by J. A. J. de Villiers, The Title and Verses and List of Names Used on the Map. 



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