Item #5000536 The Maps and Text of the Boke of Idrography presented by Jean Rotz to Henry VIII now in the British Library. Edited by Helen Wallis with a Foreword by Viscount Eccles. ROTZ, Helen WALLIS, contributor and.
The Maps and Text of the Boke of Idrography presented by Jean Rotz to Henry VIII now in the British Library. Edited by Helen Wallis with a Foreword by Viscount Eccles.
The Maps and Text of the Boke of Idrography presented by Jean Rotz to Henry VIII now in the British Library. Edited by Helen Wallis with a Foreword by Viscount Eccles.

The Maps and Text of the Boke of Idrography presented by Jean Rotz to Henry VIIIā€¦
The Maps and Text of the Boke of Idrography presented by Jean Rotz to Henry VIII now in the British Library. Edited by Helen Wallis with a Foreword by Viscount Eccles.

Oxford: Printed for Presentation to the Members of the Roxburghe Club, 1981.

Large folio, with a coloured illustration on the title, 16 double-page coloured plates, and 11 illustrations in the text; original brown half-morocco, top edges gilt; a fine copy.

Limited to 200 copies: the beautiful Dieppe School atlas

First edition: published by and for members of the great English bibliophilic Roxburghe Club. The club's tradition is that the members in turn are responsible for producing a serious work; while these were at one time published for the members only, the practice changed in modern times and this, for which Viscount Eccles was responsible, was limited to 200 copies generally, with forty copies reserved for the club's members. The publication has of course long been out of print.

First edition: published by and for members of the great English bibliophilic Roxburghe Club. The club's tradition is that the members in turn are responsible for producing a serious work; while these were at one time published for the members only, the practice changed in modern times and this, for which Viscount Eccles was responsible, was limited to 200 copies generally, with forty copies reserved for the club's members. The publication has of course long been out of print.

It is a magnificent production, reproducing in full colour Rotz's celebrated charts of the coastlines of the world. Rotz's "Boke", a treasure of the British Library, is the earliest surviving work of hydrography by the so-called "Dieppe School" to show "the Londe of Java", called by later Dieppe hydrographers "Java-la-Grande". Helen Wallis and various other historians discuss Rotz's life, times and works in the long and informative text; they look at the origin, contents, and history of the atlas, what is now known about Rotz, his connection with the Dieppe pilots and hydrographers, and his relations with the English Court. In particular Dr Wallis examines the significance of the maps in the context of the debate around whether there may have been an early Portuguese discovery of Australia (in the section "Java-la-Grande: the first sight of Australia"),

The beautifully reproduced colour charts are preceded by a transcription of the "Boke" itself.

Price (AUD): $1,585.00

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