76 1879 Africa Leo Africanus
76/1879 [Africa]. Leo Africanus. De Totius Africae descriptione, libri. IX. Quibus non solum Africae regionum, insularum, & oppidorum situs, locorumque intervalla accurate complexus est, des Regum familias, bellorum causas & eventus, resque in ea memorabiles, tam à seipso diligenti observatione indagatas, que in veris Maurorum Annibalib. memoriae traditas, copiose descripsit. Latin transl. by J. Florianus. Antw., J. Latius, 1556, (16),302 lvs., 1st Latin ed., woodcut printer's mark, contemp. overlapping limp vellum, sm. 8vo.

- Lacks first free endpaper; outer lower corner of title-p. torn off; preliminary leaves and first 5 quires trifle waterstained in upper blank margin. Lacks ties; vellum sl. creased. Otherwise fine.

= Partly legible old annot. dated 1696 and referring to "SS. Cosme et Damiani Mediolanae" on verso of title-p. The rare first Latin edition of this influential work on Africa. Adams L480; Playfair 50; Gay 258. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVI.

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