wed 7 February 2024


Via dei Soncin, 28 35122 Padua

Session: Wednesday 07th February 2024

3.00 p.m. CET

Lots 1 - 474

Bado and Mart Auctions
is pleased to present the first sale inaugurating 2024 which will took place on February 7th at 3.00 pm CET.

Of particular note is the section dedicated to books, with a splendid illuminated Officium with elegant watermarks decoration which starts the auction as the first number. The work is embellished with nine full-page miniatures and seven large initials in gold and polychrome miniature.

The sale continues with a milestone work of geography and travel literature, lot no. 6 Ramusio, Delle navigazioni e dei viaggi. Veneto, Giunti, 1613- 1559- 1606.

Of considerable scientific importance is the first edition astronomical and astrological work by SCHÖNER, Johann. De iudiciis nativitatum libri tres. Nürnberg, J. vom Berg & U. Neuber, 1545 (n. 7) and a rare and very important medical treatise, the first with realistic anatomical illustrations, by KETHAM, Johannes; de. Fasciculus medicine. Venice, Gregorius de Gregoriis, 1513, (n. 75).

The sale is enriched by several works in fine contemporary bindings like the contemporary red quarter morocco of lot 70, PALLADIO, Andrea - BERTOTTI SCAMOZZI, Ottavio. Le fabbriche e i disegni di Andrea Palladio... Vicenza, Francesco Modena, 1776-1783, a magnificent Venetian binding from the second half of the 16th century, made in Venice, of the "Aldine" genre, similar to those made by the binder Andrea di Lorenzo for the works by BOCCACCIO (n. 5), or the splendid contemporary Italian binding with the coat of arms in red morocco created in Giovanni Andreoli's atelier for the work by FONTANA, Il Tempio Vaticano e sua origine. Templum Vaticanum et ipsius origo. Rome, Printing house of Gio. Francesco Buagni, 1694 (n. 42).

Two works by Lasinio with beautiful copper plates in splendid coloring (n. 141 and 352), the monumental encyclopedic work in uniform binding of the Encyclopédie of Diderot and D'Alembert in the Livorno edition of 1770-79 (n. 164), the very rare work in 3 volumes by CORONELLI, Singolarità di Venezia e del serenissimo suo Dominio, from the beginning of the 18th century, one of the very few specimens that can boast the magnificent Doge Procession for a total of 630 plates (n. 222),

they represent just some of the 474 lots offered for sale, ranging across many topics with particular focus on scientific volumes, medicine, architecture, local history and travel books, also including autographs, prints, geographical maps, Venetian views, royal documents and documents on Malta and its chivalric order as well as revolutionary pamphlets or those relating to the terrible historical chapter of the slave trade.

Auction times

EXHIBITION: 3-5 February 2024 on appointment only.

To book your appointment, call 0039 049 8755317 or send an email to info@badoemart.it

We remind you that our staff remains at your disposal to carry out detailed condition reports with additional photos in addition to the pictures already present in the catalog.