Lot 52 of 515:
Two editions of the Geografia universale, c.1780  

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Geografia universale, two editions

Buffier, Claudio

Various places


Various dates


2 volumes. Text in Italian. Includes:

  • Geografia universale del padre Claudio Buffier della Compagnia di Gesu tradotta dal francese nell'italiano. In Venezia: appresso Francesco Pitteri, 1784. xxiv, 420 pp. 19 folded copper engraved maps. (12mo), 5½x3¼ in., full vellum with several vellum patches, holographic title on spine. Twelfth Edition. Notations in ink, pg. 23 torn, loss and repairs to pg. 179. Overall good.

  • Geografia universale del P. Buffier. Aumentata, corretta, con un Nuova trattato della sfera del P. Fran. Jacquier. Ed una dissertazione sopra l'origine, e progresso della geografia, accresiuta de'cangiamenti di Dominio successi fin oggi negli stati di Europa... Napoli: A spese Michele Stasi, [1780?]. xii, 294, 126 pp. 18 of 19 unnumbered folded plates and maps. (12mo), 6¼x3½ in., ¼ vellum with later parchment paper laid over covers with one vellum patch on spine, holographic spine title. New Edition. Several tears and repairs throughout, endpapers replaced front and back and likely not archival, loss to text on last page and p. 33 of final section, repairs to several of the maps; overall good

Both volumes include maps depicting California as an island.

Lot Amendments

Various states of wear, see description. Both copies have cracked spines, chipping around spine and extremities, and severely bowed text blocks. Overall good.

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