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Gian Rinaldo Carli
(Capodistria, 1720 - Milano, 1795)

Mythology. CARLI. Della spedizione degli Argonauti in Colco.

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Gian Rinaldo Carli
(Capodistria, 1720 - Milano, 1795)

Mythology. CARLI. Della spedizione degli Argonauti in Colco.
 

CARLI, Gian Rinaldo. Della spedizione degli Argonauti in Colco libri quattro in cui varj punti si dilucidano intorno alla navigazione, all'astronomia, alla cronologia, e alla geografia degli antichi. In Venezia, appresso Giambattista Recurti, 1745

 

4to, 236x162 mm; full leather binding, title and decorations in gold on the spine. Blue sprayed edges. woodcut on the title page. Pp. (16), 140. 1 map folded at the beginning of the volume. Beautiful headboards and initials xil. Ex Libris printed on the counterplate: "Abate Giovachino Mugnoz Spagnulo donated 1844 Tom to the Municipality of Bologna." Beautiful specimen with wide margins.

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Interesting treatise of the Greek myth of the Argonauts where the author follows the journey of Jason and the Argonauts in search of the golden fleece in Colchis. At the end follows a “Letter from the Marquis Scipione Maffei no longer printed in which it deals with the expedition of the Argonauts in Colco”, addressed to Paolo Gagliardi. The author was a renowned Italian humanist, writer, archaeologist and professor of nautical and astronomy. Name of the author in the dedication. The leaf ?1 contains the errata.
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