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THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD

Ferentilli, Agostino. Discorso vniuersale di m. Agostino Ferentilli. Di nuouo ristampato. Nel quale discorrendosi per le sei età, & le quattro monarchie; si raccontano tutte l'historie, & l'origine di tutti gl'imperij, regni, & nationi; incominciando dal principio del mondo, fino all'anno MDLXIX. Et per maggior intelligenza vi è aggiunto il calcolo de' tempi, et i nomi delle persone piu illustri, che uissero a quel tempo in diuerse professioni. Et nel fine vn discorso del medesimo autore, intorno alla creatione del mondo, e de gl'huomini illustri insino all'istesso tempo MDLXIX. Nuouamente reuista, & espurgata da' superiori, & con loro licenza ristampata. In Vinegia (Venice): Giolito de' Ferrari, 1577.

4to (202x147 mm), 18th century stiff vellum, pp. (16), 231, (1), (56).
Woodcut vignette illustrations.

Uncommon and original work, describing the history of the world and civilization, from the beginning until the ned of all times.

The work describes the six ages and the four monarchies of the world (each with its woodcut illustration): the first age lasted until the Flood Myth, the second up to the birth of Abraham, the third until the time of David, the fourth up to the Babylonian captivity, the fifth until the Nativity of Christ and the sixth "the present and last one" until the end of the world. The first "monarchy" was that of Assyrians and Persians; the second one was the Greek civilization; the third one was the Roman Empire and the fourth the kingdom of Valentinian III, marked by the ongoing dismemberment of the Western Empire.

References: IT\ICCU\BVEE\011561. Not in Adams. CNCE, 18745. OCLC, 462902007 (one copy in USA, at the Princeton University Library), 77302319 (one copy in USA, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, bound with Philo, Judaeus. La creatione del mondo, 1575) and 457896670 (one copy in France).

Condition

A fine copy.

Starting Bid

€250.00

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[World History, Explorations] Ferentilli, 1577

Estimate €500 - €600
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