Della descrittione di Malta isola nel mare Siciliano : con le sue antichita, ed altre notitie, libri quattro / del commendatore fra Gio: Francesco Abela.

Other records:
Abela, Giovanfrancesco, 1582-1655.
Other Title:
Della descrizione di Malta isola nel mare Siciliano
Half-title: Malta illvstrata
Descrittione di Malta
Malta illustrata
In Malta : Per Paolo Bonacota, MDCXLVII [1647]
[14], 573, [19] p. (p. [591]-[592] blank), [2] leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill., map, plans ; 31 cm. (fol.)
o-la alca uii- glco (3) 1647 (R)
Malta -- History.
Malta -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Place of Publication:
Probably the second book printed on Malta. Cf. C. Clair. Spread of printing: Eastern Hemisphere: Malta.
Signatures: [dagger]⁶ 2[dagger]² A-4E⁴ (4E4 blank).
Error in paging: 498 misnumbered 698.
Engraved title-page vignette.
Added engraved, allegorical title page (leaf [dagger]2), signed: Il Buonamici fecc a 1647.
The plates are engraved maps of the islands of Malta, and of "L'antica città di Malta," both with letterpress captions.
Engraved and woodcut illustrations in text.
Errata: p. [589]-[590].
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Culture Class Collection copy bound in full parchment with gold-tooled panel with floral ornaments on boards; title in ms. on spine; five raised bands and gold-tooled designs on spine; all edges speckled red and green.
Culture Class Collection copy has bookplate from the library of Gualterotto Guicciardini (1560-1608) with ms. inscription "Della Libreria di Gualterotto Guicciardini" on verso of the added engraved title leaf.
Culture Class Collection copy has armorial bookplate of the Princes of Liechtenstein ("Ex Libris Liechtensteinianis" above arms with chain of the Order of the Golden Fleece) on front pastedown.
Culture Class Collection copy has stamp from the library of the Princes of Liechtenstein "F. Liechtenstein Bibliothek" on verso of title page.
Penn Provenance:
Liechtenstein (Ex libris Liechtensteinianis) (bookplate) (Culture Class Collection copy)
Libreria di Gualterotto Guicciardini (bookplate) (inscription) (Culture Class Collection copy)
Gualtro Guicciardini, 1560-1608 (inscription) (Culture Class Collection copy)
F. Liechtenstein Bibliothek (stamp) (Culture Class Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
Buonamici, 17th cent., ill.
Bonacota, Paolo, printer.
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Italian Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
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