De Nola. Opusculum. Distinctum Plenum Clarum Doctum Pulcrum Verum Grave Varium et Utile.

Venice, Giovanni Rosso, 4 September 1514 Folio (310x225 mm). lviii, [8] ll. 3 of 4 full-page engraved maps and plans by Girolamo Mocetto, but complete of the one depicting Vesuvius. Plates printed in black. A very good copy, title neatly remargined around the 11 printed lines, one quire shorter. The rare treatise devoted by the physician Leone to the ancient and modern Nola, containing the first engraved view of Vesuvius, in this copy printed in black (see item D). Adams-L, 479; STC Italian, 374; Harvard/Mortimer Italian, 255; Sander 3914; P. Manzi, Alcuni documenti di cartografia nolana: ovvero Ambrogio Leone e Girolamo Moceto, “L’Universo”, liii (1973), pp. 811-818; D. Defilippis, Tra Nola e Venezia. Il De Nola di Ambrogio Leone, “Quaderni dell’Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento meridionale”, 7 (1991), pp. 25-64; A. Ruggiero (ed.), A. Leone, Il De Nola Opusculum, Napoli 1994; S. Cocco, Watching Vesuvius. A History of Science and Culture in Early Modern Italy, Chicago 2013, p. 36.
€ 11.500