Venetia, Italy: Plinio Pietrasanta, 1557. First Italian edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good+ condition. Item #7920ba
, 125, ,  pages; 20.7cm; 19th century marbled maroon vellum covered boards with minor shelfwear and slight cracking of hinges. Woodcut head- and tail-pieces, as well as woodcut initials. all original blankleaves before title page and after colophon lacking; Italian translation of Spanish edition 1547; first printed mention of Magellan's circumnavigation in Italian on pages 5-6; pencil notes on front endpaper and flyleaf, and a few minor marginalia marks in text. Author also known as Pedro Mexia. Natural history; medicine.