Lot 95 of 218:
Incunable leaves from La Mer des Hystoires  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$240
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
Two original leaves from La Mer des Hystoires, on with a full page genealogical woodcut
Author:
Burchardus, de Monte Sion
Place:
Paris
Publisher:
Pierre Le Roug
Date:
1488-89
Description:

Two printed leaves. (folio) 38.5x26 cm (15x10¼").

Leaves from the notable work, La Mer des Hystoires, by the German Dominican pilgrim and author who traveled to the Middle East at the end of the 13th century. The woodcut genealogical chat shows the descent of various kings - it is surrounded by a woodcut border. One of the masterworks of incunabular French printing.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
The leaf with the genealogical table is torn at bottom with loss of 2x7" piece affecting the lower border of the table but not the table itself and not the text on the other side; both very good.
 
Item number:
274798
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