De Re Navali

Annotationes in legm II. De captivis & postliminio reversis, in quibus tractatur de re navali, per authorem recognitæ. Eivsdem annotationes in tractatum De auro & argento legato, quibus vestimentorum & vasculorum genera explicantur. His omnibus, imagines ab antiquissimis monumentis desumptas, ad argumenti declaratione subiunximus. Item Antonii Thylesii De coloribus libellus, à coloribus vestium non alienus.

Basel: Johann Froben, 1541.

Price: $2,000.00

About the item

Second edition (first printed 1537). 299, 305-323, [8] pp. a-r4 s6 t-z, A-E4 F6 G-M4. Prnter's device on title-page and verso of final leaf; profusely illustrated with wooodcuts, many full-page. 1 vols. Small 4to. De Re Navali. Modern half calf and marbled boards, red morocco spine label. Institutional bookplate, and earlier library stamp on title-page and p. 100. Adams B36.

Item #253975

Lazare de Baïf (1496-1547) was a French humanist, classical scholar, translator of Sophocles' Electra, and ambassador to Venice, who flourished in the enlightened reign of François I, to whom his delightfully illustrated book on captivities and the naval science of the ancients is dedicated; the book is edited by Charles Estienne. His close connection to the classical humanists in François I's circle has led some to speculate that the fine woocuts herein came from the worshop of Geoffroy Tory. In addition, two other works are included: one, also by Baïf, on costumes and urns; and one, by Antonio Telesion, "De coloribus"