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        Genealogiae imperatorum, regum, principum electorum, ducum, comitum et dynastarum qui circo Saxonico.

      No place, 1588. [Colophon: M. Croeneri 1587]. Folio. full contemporary vellum, book block partly loose. (4)+20+450 pag. Illustrated with large woodcut coats of arms. B2299.

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        Batavia. [Leiden], off. Plantiniana apud F. Raphelengium, 1588.

      4°, geheel perkamenten band uit de tijd (kleine beschadiging aan rug), (16)+411 pag. Geillustreerd met houtsneden in de tekst.

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        Le diverse et artificiose machine ... Nellequali si contengono varij et industriosi movimenti

      Paris: The Author, 1588. Folio (375 x 252 mm). Text in French and Italian, in roman and italic types respectively. Engraved title within architectural frame, engraved portrait of the author on verso of title, title and portrait by Léonard Gaultier, 194 engravings, of which 174 full-page and 20 double-page [numbered to 195, numbers 148-149 a single double-page plate], three signed with the monogram "JG", text and engravings printed within borders of typographic floral ornaments, 4-line historiated and 2-line floriated initials, woodcut tail-pieces and corner ornaments. Green-stained vellum over boards. Title and a few leaves repaired (including: d4, l1, z2, B2, C7, D1. M1, X2 and Kk1-2), L3 with hole affecting text and image. Provenance: purchased from George Staack, 1963. FIRST EDITION of this foundational work in the histories of technology and book design. Ramelli explains in his preface that the extravagance of the book was meant as much to foil a crudely pirated publication of some of his designs (probably in the circa 1583 Timon of Ambroise Bachot, future ingénieur du roi), as to fulfill his desire to show gratitude to his patron Henri III. The work was reprinted only once, in 1620. Ramelli shows "the unlimited possibilities of machines. For example, the dozens of water-powered pumps and mills shown in his treatise clearly demonstrated that non-muscular power could be substituted for horse- or human-power in any mechanical task requiring continuous or repetitive application of force, and the portrayal of over twenty types of water pump ... destroyed the notion that there were necessary limits to the configuration or arrangement of a machine" (Norman). Most notable among the engravings is the famous "reading wheel" - an innovative device to facilitate handling of multiple books. About half of the engravings depict hydraulic devices, the rest show military machines as well as fountains, bridges, cranes, foundry equipment, etc. The images proved highly influential, and were copied in a number of technical books during the next two centuries. Adams R-52; Brunet IV:1095; Dibner Heralds of Science 173; Harvard/Mortimer French 452; Norman 1777; Riccardi I:341. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow.

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        Cort verhael van tghene ghehandelt is metten oversten Sonoy, ende den soldaten leggende binnen Medenblick.

      Delf, A. Hendricxs printer, 1588. Modern linen. 24 pag. One worm hole through the margin of the first 5 pages. This is the official story from the Dutch government about what happened at the famous siege of Medemblik in 1588, between prince Maurits and Diederik Sonoy. This is a rare second version that is only in th KB The Hague and the British Library (STCN finger print: 158804 - b1 A2 ekent$ : b2 C3 dert$t). Knuttel 827. B2304.

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        \"Amberga\". Gesamtansicht.

       Altkol. Holzschnitt aus Seb. Münster, \"Cosmographia\", 1588, 16 x 37 cm. Fauser 313. - Auf der vollen Doppelseite der deutschen Ausgabe. Im kräftigen alten Kolorit sehr selten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberpfalz

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        Vocabolario delle voci latine dichiarate con l'italiane [..]. Hora primariamente da Paqualino Regiselmo posto in luce.

      appresso gli Heredi di Valerio Bonello, 1588. In-4° (cm. 19,5), legatura antica in p. pergamena con titolo e filetti in oro al dorso; cc. [8] 95 [1b] in ottimo stato e crocchianti, con marca tipografica al frontespizio (Minerva che cavalca un leone) e iniziali in legno; Ex libris araldico al contropiatto di Carlo Archinto conte di Tainate (1669-1732). Edizione originale e unica dell'opera postuma del poligrafo viterbese pubblicata dal Reginaldo e dedicata al patriarca di Venezia. Il Ruscelli «molto più avrebbe fatto, come promise ne i suoi Commentarii, se dal tempo gli fusse stato permesso, poter mandar in luce il Dittionario italiano, tanto da lui proposto, et dà tutti i studiosi di detta lingua desiderato» [c.(5v)]. Cfr. Osmont II, 167. Ottimo esemplare.

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        LOS TREYNTA LIBROS DE LA MONARCHIA ECCLESIASTICA, O HISTORIA UNIVERSAL DEL MUNDO: DIUIDIDOS EN CINCO TOMOS

      - En Salamanca: en casa de Iuan Fernandez: a costa de Hylario de Bonefont, y se venden en su casa en Medina del Campo, 1588. 5 tomos. [44], 293 [i.e. 283] h., [1] en bl., [200] h. ; 369 h., [1] en bl., [6] h. ; [2], 564, [8] h. ; [12], 532 h. ; [10], 542, [2] h. Fol., perg., lomo rotulado. Portadas con grabado xilográfico de la Crucifixión. Excepto en Quarta parte: En Barcelona, Por Hieronymo Margarit. 1620. Leves perforaciones de insecto en los márganes del primer volumen sin afectar texto, resto muy buen ejemplar. .- ATENCIÓN: la librería GARANTIZA LA DEVOLUCIÓN del importe si el libro no se corresponde con la descripción. Gastos de envío gratuitos a España por correo SIN CERTIFICAR. Otras tarifas: Certificado 72 h. +3,5 euros. Certificado 72 h. a domicilio +4,5 euros. Por mensajería +6 euros. Contrareembolso +8 euros

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        TERRA SANCTA A Petro Laicstain perlustrata, et ab eius ore et schedis á Christiano Schrot in tabulam redacta

      Laicksteen Petrus & Sgrothen Christian / Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Antwerpen 1588 - Kupferstich, Israel, Heiliges Land, Palästina, originally coloured copper engraving, diese wunderschön, altkolorierte Landkarte zeigt Israel bzw. Palästina mit dem Jordan, Beirut bis Gaza dem See Genezareth (See Tiberias) und dem Toten Meer, oben rechts befinden sich drei runde Kartuschen (Medaillions)-sie zeigen die Kreuzigung Jesus, die drei Heiligen Könige und die Auferstehung Jesus; oben links ist der Meilenzeiger; unten links ist wunderschön dargestellt zwei Segelboote, ein großes Meeresungeheuer, wo Jona ins Mittelmeer geworfen wird und vom Wal verschluckt wird. A very beautiful and attractive map, a copper engraving from Israel, the Holy Land; showing the coastline from Beirut to Gaza, with the lake of Gennesaret, the Dead Sea, the and the Mèditerranean Sea die Karte ist in einem sehr guten Zustand, breiter Rand, Mittelfalte, center fold, very good condition

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        MÜNCHEN., "Monachium utriusque Bavariae Civitas primar". Gesamtansicht von Südosten über die Isar.

      Kol. Kupferstich aus Braun-Hogenberg, 1588, 29 x 49 cm. Lentner 1037 Slg. Proebst 77. - Mit gestochenen Erklärungen, zwei Tafeln mit lateinischen Distichen links und rechts und großer Löwenkartusche in der Mitte mit Widmung von Georg Hufnagel an Herzog Wilhelm V. - Wohl erhalten. BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        Phytognomonica. Octo Libris Contienta. In quibus nova, facillimaque affertur methodus, qua plantarum, animalium, metalloru, rerum deniq; omniu ex prima extimae faciei inspectione quiuis abditas vires assequatur

      Naples: Salviani, 1588. hardcover. Woodcut border round the title, portrait of Porta, numerous woodcuts, all of half- page size showing plants, heads of humans and animals. 320, + 11 page index. Slim folio, old 1/2 vellum; (water stains to some leaves); bookplate and description pasted to front fly-leaf. Neapoli: Horatium Saluianum, 1588. First Edition. Very good. Woodcut border round the title, portrait of Porta, numerous woodcuts, all of half- page size showing plants, heads of humans and animals. 320, + 11 page index. Slim folio, old 1/2 vellum; (water stains to some leaves); bookplate and description pasted to front fly-leaf. Neapoli: Horatium Saluianum, 1588. First Edition. Very good. Porta (1536-1615), a Neapolitan natural philosopher and mathematician was devoted to the study of the secrets of nature. "Porta had the idea that the inner qualities and the healing powers of the herbs might also be revealed by external signs, and thus led to his famous work, the `Phytognomonica'. The illustrations of this work are of great interest as interpreting Porta's point of view. The part of man's body which is healed by a particular herb, or the animal whose bites or stings can be cured by are represented in the same woodcuts at the herb." Arber, Herbals, pp. 208-10. Pritzel 7273. Nissen 463. Durling 3734.

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        Manuscript document: indenture concerning the town of Howden

      1588. PEARSON, Robert. Manuscript Indenture Regarding the Tithing of Howden. Entered into by Robert Pearson, Lewis Mordaunt, Marmaduke Grymston, and others. [Howden]: October 5, 1588. Large folio parchment sheet (25 by 26 inches), with original pendant wax seal. $1500.Original legal document in fine Elizabethan secretarial hand, tithing the corn crops of the farming town of Howden to establish a prebend, presumably for the local cleric. With original wax pendant seal.Modern-day Howden, in East Yorkshire, is still very much rural farmland: it tracks its borders “from Elm Tree Manor across the road heading between the two-works complex at Howdendyke to meet with the Trans Pennine Trail on the banks of the River Ouse, and so on over flat farmland to join the east bank of the River Derwent at Loftsome Bridge.” This 1588 agreement between three town leaders establishes a stipend (“prebend”) for an unnamed party, presumably the office of the local church (since the term “prebend” at the time almost always referred to the stipend given a clergyman). Funds were to be obtained from a tithe on sheaves of corn. Original seal bears the monogram WB.Folded parchment with usual soiling to exposed surfaces, wax chipped (not affecting clearly-impressed seal). A fine specimen of the Elizabethan legal hand.

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        The Historie of the great and mightie Kingdome of China, and the situation thereof: Togither with the great riches, huge Citties, politike gouernement, and rare inuentions in the same. Translated out of Spanish by R. Parke

      London: Printed by J. Wolfe for Edward White, 1588. Title-page slightly dust-soiled, a few leaves a little browned, cut close by the binder (as often) affecting some headlines and catchwords, small rust-hole in T4 resulting in the loss of a few letters; nonetheless an excellent copy, bound without the final blank leaf.. Octavo, [8], 410 pp., owner's seal on title-page; period-style speckled calf by Aquarius, spine gilt in compartments between raised bands; calf bookform box. Rare and desirable: the first book on China printed in England, the first work in English devoted exclusively to China, and one of the most important and influential Elizabethan books of exploration and discovery. This attractive copy was once in the famous library of Charles Boxer, with his distinctive red seal on the title-page. Prolific writer, scholar, orientalist, intelligence officer, Camões Professor of History at King's College London, Boxer was also one of the great collectors of his time, and assembled an important library of books on China the far East, and the East Indies.This is the very rare first English translation of Juan González de Mendoza's history of the Chinese empire and beyond. Mendoza (1545-1618) was a Spanish Augustinian priest who travelled to Mexico in 1562; from here he developed a keen interest in the mission to China. Although he never joined the mission, Mendoza amassed a large volume of material gathered by Augustinian Franciscan missionaries to the Philippines and China, as well as gaining access to the impressive collection of Chinese works acquired by Martin de Rada in Fukien in 1575.Mendoza's book was translated into English by Robert Parke, at the suggestion of Richard Hakluyt, from the Madrid edition of 1586, the revised and most complete edition following a first publication in Rome in 1585. Löwendahl notes its rapid translation into seven languages and impact on the European imagination of China 'The reading public was small, and it is probably no exaggeration to say that Mendoza's book had been read by the majority of well-educated Europeans by the end at the beginning of the seventeenth century. Its influence was naturally enormous.' The first major survey of China, 33 editions have been identified of the book in the thirty years following its first publication. The English edition was by far the most significant in terms of its reach and influence. It happens to be an exceptionally rare book today.This was 'the most influential and detailed work on China prepared in the sixteenth century? Its popularity may be accounted for in part by the great and unsatisfied demand which existed everywhere in Europe for a comprehensive and authoritative survey of China in the vernacular languages? In fact, the authority of Mendoza's book was so great that it became the point of departure and the basis of comparison for all subsequent European works on China written before the eighteenth century?' (Lach). Mendoza's book was also important for its information on the East Indies and Southeast Asia. Lach identifies only three major sources for this early period: the letters of the Jesuit missionaries in the far east, narratives by commercial travellers from Europe, and 'the accounts of two Spaniards who obtained their information about the East by way of the Philippines and Mexico' (namely José de Acosta and Mendoza's account of China). Provenance: Professor Charles Boxer.

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        PROPOSITIONI OVERO CONSIDERATIONI IN MATERIA DI COSE DI STATO, Sotto Titulo di Avvertimenti, Avvedimenti Vivilii, & Concetti Politia... Di Nuovo Posti Insieme, Ampliati & Corretti, a Commodo, & Beneficio de gli Studiosi...

      Venice: Altobello Salicato. 1588. n. 4to. ff.(8),156. Full page woodcut portrait of Guicciardini at the end of the preliminary index. 18th century vellum, somewhat worn. Title and text with some soiling & some light discoloration. One section with some marginal worming, not affecting the letterpress. Front free endpaper lacking.

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        Epitome du theatre du monde

      à Anvers: De l'imprimerie de Christofle Plantin, 1588. Fine. De l'imprimerie de Christofle Plantin, à Anvers 1588, petit in-8 à l'italienne (15x10,5cm), (8f.) 94f. (2f.), relié. - First complete edition of 94 cards. This is the third edition in French, partly original as revised, corrected and augmented eleven cards. First published in Latin in 1570 in Antwerp (two editions in the same year under the title Theatrus Orbis Terrarum) and Dutch in 1577, the text was translated into French from 1579. This first French edition, published under the world title mirror, had only 72 cards. It was later reissued in 1583 with 83 cards. It was only in 1588 that published the complete final version of his 94 cards and now called Epitome of the theater world. Each card has, opposite, a text on the history, topographic data and anecdotes to own the mentioned area of ??the world. A useful table alphabetical cards is at the end of volume. Our edition also includes a foreword by writer and holder of the privilege Philip Galle (1537-1612), followed by an allegorical engraving featuring Prudence, Truth and God's Omnipotence and a speech from the sea by Ortelius . XVIII Binding in full sheepskin marbled fawn back to three nerves decorated with boxes, nets and gilded finials and a part of title of Havana morocco, all red edges. Caps, corners and a headbox restored resume gilding. A small burn affecting a few letters of the text devoted to Egypt. Ex-dono in pen on the title page. Some handwritten annotations of the time on the sidelines. very fresh copy First illuminator, bookseller and vendor cards, Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598), with its collector knowledge, decided to undertake a cartographer career. He was in fact very marked by his meeting in 1554 with Gerard Mercator (1512-1594), where he became so close that the latter, preparing his famous atlas also will push its publication so as not to harm his friend that he felt great work. Thus, May 20, 1570, appeared a Latin version of the first book printed at the author's expense, at Gilles Coppens in Antwerp. The sale price of the atlas was high: 30 guilders at the time of publication; Max Rooses (1839-1914), curator of the Plantin-Moretus Museum, also said that the atlas of Ortelius was the most expensive book in the sixteenth century. However, this collection, having asked several years of rigorous and intense work immediately was a great success and became a Topographic nearly ten years before the publication of the Mercator Atlas. Maps circulated previously in isolation or combined in random and artificial compilations. Ortelius was thus the first to propose a coherent set of maps formats, ladders and aesthetics uniform, that is to say, scientifically sound, thus creating the first modern atlas encyclopedic. Voluntarily reduced size of the collection allow easy handling and convenient, useful to science as an amateur: "The set was designed to meet the two main types of readers. Amateur and cultivated man of business attentive to the functionality of the card Space was managed economy to meet the pragmatism of the second, while tastes of the first were flattered by exquisite typography, by recourse to the symbolic language of the emblem and scholarly references on the history of places and people. the Theatrum orbis terrarum was therefore a book to rigorous construction which offered all its readers the best positive way to see represented the known world "(Erika Giuliani," 5 - Set collection "views of cities" at the end of the Renaissance: the Civitates orbis terrarum (1572-1617) ", in Isabelle Pantin et al., formatting of knowledge in the Renaissance, Armand Colin "Research", 2013, p. 103-126). Erika Giuliani also points out that this company was successful because it brought together the best craftsmen of the time: "Being not only an illuminator and a card dealer, but also a collector and friend of Mercator and a member of the circle of Plantin, allowed him to select the best copys, to form what would become a publishing model and unrivaled reference work for scholars recommended Ortelius Theatrum to have in their library and consult it when they read the Bible or the history books. " (Op. Cit.) The fact Ortelius makes appeal to the talent of the Plantin editor to publish the French version of his book is not surprising: in fact, it was one of the emblematic figures of the rise of the illustrated science book the Renaissance. It was at that moment that geographers rediscovered the work of Claudius Ptolemy (90-168) and began mapping, either in the service of science, but to the conquests (research and development of new routes, upgrading ships ...). We then attended a total re-evaluation of the medieval worldview, based on more precise astronomical and terrestrial measurements. The atlas Ortelius is just part of this resurgent topographic approach, always maintaining the same rigorous and immutable order of Geography of Claudius Ptolemy: England, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Central and Eastern Europe up 'Russia, Asia and Africa. It was not until 1507 and the work of Martin Waldseemüller (1470-1520) for the map of America is born; it will include the first to give a representation of the Atlantic Ocean in full and thus greatly extend the work of Ptolemy. The representation of Waldseemüller was however partial and was limited to the south-west coast of the continent. More precise and scope, Ortelius map is based on that of Diego Gutiérrez published in 1562 and offers a much broader vision, especially in North America. On the other Ortelius map appears between New France, discovered in 1523 by Giovanni da Verrazzano (1485-1528) who, commissioned by François I, was commissioned to explore the area between Florida and Newfoundland to discover access to the Pacific ocean. The scale of Ortelius is correct for certain territories and oversized for others (Tierra del Fuego, New Guinea, Mexico and Australia and the Antarctic continent which only one block called terra australis nondum cognita) that had yet mostly been achieved since the 1520s Regarding North America, its shape much closer to the one we know today. Toponomy virtually not yet Christianized, it leaves appear in many Native American names (Culia, Tiguex and Tecoantepec ...). The cartographer is also the first to represent Baja California as a peninsula, the North West coast of America being only sketched beyond California. It is further noted that the descriptions focus on rivers and coastlines, showing ignorance of inland unexplored. Note also the presence of somewhat surprising legends, including Patagonia "patagonum regio ubi sunt incole Gigantes" (ie region of Patagonia where the inhabitants are giants). Other indications of the same type out the conditions for discovering certain lands, the name of famous explorers, etc. In the area of ??the extreme North American, the author says "Ulterius septentrionem versus hec regiones incognite adhuc sunt," ie "Further north these regions are still unknown." This information may suggest Ortelius is prudent and careful not indicate on its maps of the explored area. However, there are the presence of the cities of Cibola and Quivira, two legendary Cities of Gold, located in California from the browser narrative Francisco Vázquez de Coronado (1510-1554) who went looking for them in 1541. The work of Ortelius, emblematic of the Renaissance, however, is still full of medieval folk tradition. It combines scientific rigor of the map plots captions and descriptions inspired by stories and travelogues sometimes mixed fantasies. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition complète des 94 cartes. Il s'agit de la troisième édition en français, en partie originale car revue, corrigée et augmentée de onze cartes. D'abord publié en latin en 1570 à Anvers (deux éditions la même année sous le titre Theatrus orbis terrarum), puis en hollandais en 1577, le texte fut traduit en français à partir de 1579. Cette première édition en français, parue sous le titre du Miroir du monde, ne comportait que 72 cartes. Elle fut ensuite rééditée en 1583 avec 83 cartes. Ce n'est qu'en 1588 que paraîtra la version définitive complète de ses 94 cartes et désormais intitulée Epitome du theatre du monde. Chaque carte présente, en regard, un texte traitant de l'histoire, des données topographiques et d'anecdotes propres à la région du monde évoquée. Une table alphabétique des cartes se trouve en fin de volume. Notre édition comporte également une préface du graveur et détenteur du privilège Philippe Galle (1537-1612), suivie d'une gravure allégorique mettant en scène la Prudence, la Vérité et l'Omnipotence de Dieu et d'un Discours de la mer par Ortelius. Reliure du XVIIIème siècle en pleine basane fauve marbrée, dos à trois nerfs orné de caissons, filets et fleurons dorés ainsi que d'une pièce de titre de maroquin havane, toutes tranches rouges. Coiffes, coins et un caisson de tête restaurés avec reprise de dorure. Une petite brûlure affectant quelques lettres du texte consacré à l'Égypte. Ex-libris à la plume sur la page de titre. Quelques annotations manuscrites de l'époque en marge. Exemplaire très frais. D'abord enlumineur, libraire et vendeur de cartes, Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598), fort de ses connaissances de collectionneur, décida d'entreprendre une carrière de cartographe. Il fut très marqué par sa rencontre en 1554 avec Gérard Mercator (1512-1594), dont il deviendra si proche que ce dernier, préparant lui aussi son célèbre atlas, repoussera sa publication afin de ne pas porter préjudice à son ami dont il estimait grandement les travaux. C'est ainsi que le 20 mai 1570 parut une première version latine de l'ouvrage, imprimée aux frais de l'auteur, chez Gilles Coppens à Anvers. Le prix de vente de l'atlas était élevé : 30 florins au moment de sa parution ; Max Rooses (1839-1914), conservateur du musée Plantin-Moretus, raconte d'ailleurs que l'atlas d'Ortelius était le livre le plus cher du XVIème siècle. Cependant, ce recueil, ayant demandé plusieurs années d'un travail rigoureux et intense, connut immédiatement un grand succès et devint une référence cartographique près de dix ans avant la parution de l'atlas de Mercator. Les cartes géographiques circulaient jusqu'alors de manière isolée ou réunies dans des compilations aléatoires et factices. Ortelius fut donc le premier à proposer un ensemble cohérent de cartes aux formats, aux échelles et à l'esthétique uniformes, c'est-à-dire scientifiquement fiables, donnant ainsi naissance au premier atlas encyclopédique moderne. Le format volontairement réduit du recueil permettait une manipulation facile et pratique, utile au scientifique comme à l'amateur : « L'ensemble était conçu pour satisfaire les deux principaux types de lecteurs : l'amateur cultivé et l'homme de métier attentif à la fonctionnalité de la carte. L'espace était géré avec économie pour répondre au pragmatisme du second, tandis que les goûts du premier étaient flattés par une typographie raffinée, par un recours au langage symbolique de l'emblème et par des notices érudites sur l'histoire de lieux et de peuples. Le Theatrum orbis terrarum était donc un livre à la construction rigoureuse qui proposait à tous ses lecteurs la meilleurs façon positive de voir représenté le monde alors connu» (Erika Giuliani, 5 - Mettre en collection des « vues de villes » à la fin de la Renaissance : les Civitates orbis terrarum (1572-1617), in Isabelle Pantin et al., Mise en forme des savoirs à la Renaissance, Armand Colin « Recherches », 2013, p. 103-126). Erika Giuliani souligne également que cette entreprise fut couronnée de succès car elle rassemblait les meilleurs artisans de l'époque : « Le fait d'être non seulement un enlumineur et un marchand de cartes, mais aussi un collectionneur, ami de Mercator, et membre du cercle de Plantin, lui avait permis de choisir les meilleurs exemplaires, pour constituer ce qui deviendrait un modèle éditorial et un ouvrage de référence inégalé : Ortelius recommandait aux érudits d'avoir le Theatrum dans leur bibliothèque et de le consulter quand ils lisaient la Bible ou des livres d'histoire. » (op. cit.) Le fait qu'Ortelius fasse appel au talent de l'éditeur Plantin pour publier la version française de son ouvrage n'a rien d'étonnant : ce dernier fut l'une des figures emblématiques de l'essor du livre scientifique illustré à la Renaissance. C'est à ce moment même que les géographes redécouvrirent le travail de Claude Ptolémée (90-168) et mirent la cartographie, non plus au service de la science, mais à celui des conquêtes (recherche et création de nouvelles routes maritimes, perfectionnement des navires...). On assista alors à une totale réévaluation de la conception médiévale du monde, basée sur des mesures astronomiques et terrestres plus précises. L'atlas d'Ortelius s'inscrit justement dans cette démarche topographique renaissante, respectant toujours le même ordre rigoureux et immuable de la géographie de Claude Ptolémée : Angleterre, Espagne, France, Allemagne, Suisse, Italie, Grèce, Europe centrale et orientale jusqu'à la Russie, Asie et Afrique. Il fallut attendre 1507 et les travaux de Martin Waldseemüller (1470-1520) pour que la carte de l'Amérique voit le jour ; il sera notamment le premier à donner une représentation de l'océan atlantique en entier et ainsi à prolonger considérablement les travaux de Ptolémée. La représentation de Waldseemüller n'était cependant que partielle et se limitait à la côte sud-ouest du continent. Bien plus précise et étendue, la carte d'Ortelius s'inspire de celle de Diego Gutiérrez parue en 1562 et en propose une vision beaucoup plus large, notamment de l'Amérique du Nord. Sur la carte d'Ortelius apparaît entre autres la Nouvelle-France, découverte en 1523 par Giovanni da Verrazzano (1485-1528) qui, missionné par François Ier, fut chargé d'explorer la zone entre la Floride et Terre-Neuve afin de découvrir un accès à l'océan pacifique. L'échelle d'Ortelius est correcte pour certains territoires et surdimensionnée pour d'autres (Terre de Feu, Nouvelle-Guinée, Mexique ainsi que l'Australie et le continent antarctique qui ne font qu'un seul bloc appelé terra australis nondum cognita) qui avaient pourtant, pour la plupart, été atteints depuis les années 1520. Concernant l'Amérique du Nord, sa forme se rapproche grandement de celle que nous lui connaissons aujourd'hui. La toponymie n'étant quasiment pas encore christianisée, elle laisse apparaître de nombreuses appellations amérindiennes (Culia, Tiguex et Tecoantepec...). Le cartographe est aussi le premier à représenter la Basse-Californie comme une péninsule, la côte nord-ouest de l'Amérique étant seulement esquissée au-delà de la Californie. On remarquera en outre que les légendes se focalisent sur les rivières et les littoraux, montrant la méconnaissance des terres intérieures encore inexplorées. On notera également la présence de légendes quelque peu surprenantes, notamment en Patagonie : « Patagonum regio ubi incole sunt gigantes » (soit Région de la Patagonie où les habitants sont géants). D'autres indications du même type précisent les conditions de découverte de certaines terres, le nom d'explorateurs fameux, etc. Dans la zone de l'extrême Nord-américain, l'auteur indique « Ulterius septentrionem versus hec regiones incognite adhuc sunt », c'est-à-dire « Plus au Nord ces régions sont encore inconnues ». Cette indication peut laisser penser qu'Ortelius est prudent et soucieux de n'indiquer sur ses cartes que des lieux explorés. Cependant, on distingue la présence des villes de Quivira et Cibola, deux des mythiques Cités d'Or, placées en Californie d'après le récit du navigateur Francisco Vásquez de Coronado (1510-1554) qui partit à leur recherche en 1541. L'ouvrage d'Ortelius, emblématique de la Renaissance, est toutefois encore empreint de la tradition folklorique médiévale. Il mêle à la rigueur scientifique des tracés cartographiques, des légendes et des descriptions inspirées de témoignages et récits de voyages parfois mêlés de fantasmes.

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        \"Monachium utriusque Bavariae civitatis primar\". Gesamtansicht mit der nächsten Umgebung vom Gasteigberg aus anno 1586. Unten zwei Löwen mit dem bayerischen Wappen sowie links und rechts Münchner und bayerisches Wappen.

       Altkol. Kupferstich von Braun-Hogenberg, 1588, von Anna Beek im 17. Jhdt. vergrößert und koloriert, 44 x 52 cm. Vgl. Lentner 1036. - Anna Beek (1657 - 1717) vergrößerte die Ansichten von Merian und Braun-Hogenberg, indem sie die Ansichten in Umrissen ausschnitt, auf größeres Papier montierte und den Himmel mit großen Wolken in schönen Pastelltönen gestaltete. Das Bild ist von einer gelben Bordüre umgeben. - Im Ganzen leicht gebräunt. In dieser Form ein Unikat. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberpfalz

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        Historiarum Indicarum libri XVI. Selectarum, item, ex India epistolarum, eodem interprete, libri IV. Accessit Ignatii Loiolae vita.Cologne, [successors to Arnold?] Birckman, Arnold Mylius, 1593. Folio. With a large folding engraved map of the world (26 x 48.5 cm). Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with a triple border of rolls (1 initialled EW A[ugsburg]) around central panel stamps with allegorical figures (Patience and the 3 theological virtues on the front; the 4 cardinal virtues on the back), with 17th-century(?) gold tooling added, including a centrepiece with Saint Urban and the St. Urban coat of arms on the front board, and the boards coloured brown.

      Adams M-96; Alden & Landis 593/38; Alt-Japan Katalog 915; De Backer & Sommervogel V, col. 298; Borba de Moraes, pp. 508-509; Cordier, Japonica, cols. 63-64; Cordier, Sinica, col. 782; JCB I, p. 329; Löwendahl 33; Palau 146981; Sabin 43772; VD 16, M-106. Second Cologne edition of an important account of Portuguese discoveries and missionary work in India, the East Indies, Persia, Japan, China, Brazil and other parts of America, first published without the map at Florence in 1588 and with the map at Cologne in 1589. "Maffei writes extensively about Brazil, describing it very accurately" (Borba de Moraes), in fact devoting 3 chapters to the subject. The second part (pp. 333-454) gives the texts (in Latin) of the Asian correspondence of Francis Xavier, Louis de Almeyda, Louis Froes and many other Jesuits, including at the end 2 letters from Pedro Diaz and Franc. Henriquez in Brazil (1570 and 1571). Maffei's life of Ignatius Loyola (pp. 455-541) rounds off the book. The world map is anonymous, but clearly executed by a very skilled engraver following Ortelius's world map in his 1570 Theatrum Orbis Terrarum , which remained in use to 1587. In his own atlases, Ortelius corrected the bulge on the west coast of South America around 1588. With an early ownership inscription by the St. Urban Monastery on the title-page, and later stamps of other Swiss libraries (1 on the title-page and others on the endpapers); a few sheets slightly browned, but otherwise in very good condition, only a couple minor stains; binding somewhat worn and the spine dirty, with brass catch-plates but lacking the straps and clasps). An important account of Brazil and Asia, with an excellent world map that appeared in only two editions.

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        ANNALES quibus res ubiq. gestas memorabiles à Patriae suae Origine usq. ad Annum Salutis 1583 breviter ille complexus est.

      apud Christophorum Draconium, 1588. in-8 gr., ccnn 8, cc 431, 1 cb, ccnn 27, 1 cb, leg. cart. rust. '700 con tit. mss al d. Tagli spruzzati e nome dell'A. ms sul taglio inf. Marca tipogr. in legno al front. con il drago. Testo riquadrato. Capilett. in legno. Rara e importante storia di Cremona. Ediz. orig. del nobile cittadino cremonese, autore di quest'unica opera ricordata anche dai contemporanei come accurata storia patria. Bologna, Cinquecentine della Trivulziana, 159. Lozzi 1379. Graesse II, 94. Bmc p. 163. Foderatura in antip. e qualche pagina ingiallita, ma bell'esempl. marginoso.

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        Die Erst General Tafel / Die Beschreibung und den Circkel des Gantzen Erdtrichs und Meeres Innhaltende

      Basel: Heinrich Petri. unbound. Map. Woodcut with hand coloring. Sheet measures 13.5" x 15.25" This incredible circa 1588 map by Sebastian Munster features the world and appears in Munster's "Cosmpgraphia". Based on Ortelius' 1570 map, Munster presents the world with new discoveries of the time juxtaposed to Ptolemy's geography. The map also includes some interesting cartographic speculations that were prominent at the time. A recognizable South America depicts a bulging northwest, while both the Northeast and Northwest Passage are clearly depicted. Terro del Fueggo, first reached by Magellan, is here shown to be part of the large speculated continent of Terra Australis that extends westward. A pre-discovery Australia is also seen, largely based on the accounts of the travels of Marco Polo. In North America, Anian region is identified, representing Alaska, which long bore that name. Just south of Anian Regnum appears the kingdom of Quivira, a supposed ancient city of gold in North America. Conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado searched for Quivira for several years to finally find it was no more than American Indian settlement of farming people. The map is beautifully adorned with several illustrations of ships and sea monsters in the oceans. The whole is surrounded by a florid vine leaf pattern. The nicely ornamented cartouches contain text in gothic German. The map is in good condition with minor verso reinforcements and lower margin extension. Minor foxing. Professor Sebastian Munster (1488-1552) was a German cosmographer, humanist, theologian and scholar. His seminal work "Cosmographia" was published in numerous languages and is considered the most popular book of the 16th century. Furthermore, Munster is also credited with contributing to a revival of geography in Germany. This example is an exceptional example of this influential map.

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        Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estranges, redigées en trois liures. Reueuz de nouveau & augmentez de figures. Le catalogue contenant le plus notables choses, est en la page fuyuante.

      - Paris, H. de Marnef & G. Cavellat, 1588. 4to (22.1 x 15.4 cm). [xiv], 468, 1l. 18th century full tree calf. Spine with five raised bands, compartments rich gilt with floral patterns. Red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. All edges red.l The final, richly illustrated edition of this influential work on the history, geography, and natural history of the Near and Middle East by the French naturalist and explorer Pierre Belon du Mans (born 1517 - murdered in Paris, 1564). Belon travelled through these regions between 1546 and 1550 and made numerous observations on the plants and their use, on animals (including a great deal on herpetology), people (with their various costumes) and towns. The work includes a map/view of Alexandria, and of the Sea of Marmara. The two fold-outs are missing, as usual. Belon's reports are generally correct and not rooted in fantasy and hearsay as is often the case with his contemporaries, the sole exception being the illustration of a small dragon-like creature. Other woodcuts show trees, birds, mammals, snakes, a crocodile, a giraffe, a lobster, etc. Two illustrations cut short in the margin with minor loss. A fine copy in an attractive binding. Brunet, 4533, p. 762; Nissen ZBI, 304. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HANN.-MÜNDEN., "Munden". Gesamtansicht, im Vordergrund Zusammenfluß von Fulda und Werra, links Kostümfiguren.

      Altkol. Kupferstich aus Braun-Hogenberg, 1588, 26,5 x 48,5 cm. Fauser 5452. - Bugfalte gering gebräunt. Schönes kräftiges Altkolorit. Niedersachsen

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        HANN.-MÜNDEN. "Munden". Gesamtansicht, im Vordergrund Zusammenfluß von Fulda und Werra, links Kostümfiguren.

      - Altkol. Kupferstich aus Braun-Hogenberg, 1588, 26,5 x 48,5 cm. Fauser 5452. - Bugfalte gering gebräunt. Schönes kräftiges Altkolorit.

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        Tertius tomus concionum de tempore, quae a Pascha dominicae Resurrectionis ad festum usque sacratissimi corporis Christi habentur.

      Antuerpiae (Anvers), Christophori Plantini, 1588, - pt. in-8vo, pp. 1-556 [619-624] (Errors: 396 for 369, 176 for 576, 547-556 for 609-618), ms. ex libris ?Antonio Nanner Beronensis [Beromünster], Anno Domini (15)92 die vero vigesimo secundo mensis junii?, beautiful and well conserved Swiss? panel-stamped binding (16th C.), pigskin, 1 of the 2 clasps, 1st panel the crucified Christ with 3 men in contemporary clothings and the words ?Ecce Agnus Dei qui tollit peccata mundi?, 2nd panel the resurrection with the words ?ero mors tua o mors, morsus tuus ero inferne? (Os. 13, 14), Contents: [1]: title; [2]: approbationes (Lisbon, 1573, s. F. Antonius de sancto Dominico and F. Bartholomaeus Ferreira) (It.); 3-5: Carolo ampliss. cardinali Borromaeo, archiepiscopo Mediolanensi, F. Ludovicus Granatensis perpetuam in Christo felicitatem (Ro.); 6-8: Ad lectorem (It. and partly Ro.); 9-556 (=618): text (Ro.); 557-559 (=619-621): Expostulatio Iesu cum homine suapte culpa pereunte (It.); 560 (=622): colophon (ANTVERPIAE // EXCVDEBAT CHRISTOPHO- // RVS PLANTINVS, ARCHI- // TYPOGRAPHVS REGIV, AN- // NO M.D.LXXXVIII. // MENSE IVNIO.); [623-624]: blank.The third of the four volumes of the edition issued in 1586-1588, of the collection of homelies on each day of the year by the Spanish ascetic theologian Luis of Grenada, who became a Dominican at Grenada in 1525 and studied in Valladolid from 1529 till 1534. From 1534 till 1545, he was in a convent near Cordua where he met the famous Juan of Avila. He was appointed provincial of this order for the Portuguese province in 1556. His works have had a major influence on Charles Borromée and François de Salles, who wrote in 1603 to a bishop: ?Ayez Grenade tout entier, et que ce soit votre second bréviaire; il dressera votre esprit à l?amour de la vraie dévotion et à tous les exercices spirituels qui vous sont nécessaires?.The present Conciones de tempore were first issued by Plantin in 1577-1579 in three volumes, and reprinted in 1581, 1583-1584 and 1586-1588. Each volume was sold separately, which explains why there are no complete copies known of the whole edition.Sorgeloos in his catalogue wrote: ?There is only one known copy of the third volume (VOET, n. 1597 III (the edition of 1588)), in MPM (Plantin-Moretus Museum), but incomplete? (Our copy is complete).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. ADAMS, I, G 961; SORGELOOS, Labore et constantia, 322; DEGEORGE, La maison Plantin à Anvers, 1878; RUELENS & BACKER, Annales Plantiniennes, 1967.

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        De Miraculis Occultis Naturae, Libri IIII. Item de vita cumanimi: De Vita cum animi et corporis incolumitate recte instituenda Liber unus. Illi ... iam postremum emendati, et ... aucti: hic ... nunquam antehac editus.

      Jenae:: Excudebat Tobias Steinman, 1588.. Small 8vo. [xvi], 868 [i.e. 871], [72] pp. With woodcut vignettes and initials, dedication to Paschasius Oenius, index; front leaves wormed at upper corner various through D5 (without loss), lower margins worn down [thumb-sized] at front [through D5] and rear [Ccc1-Nnn8], with added worming from the same point to rear, all confined to lower corner. Original full calf, raised bands, later maroon gilt-stamped spine label; neatly rebacked, with early printed leaves serving as endleaves. Housed within a [later] sturdy box and slip-case, with quarter calf spine and raised bands, gilt-stamped spine label. Good. BOOK OF SECRETS BY A STUDENT OF VESALIUS. Early edition of the author's Secrets of Nature. “His Occulta naturae miracula, a book of secrets, is his best-known work. It ran through many editions and was widely translated from Latin. It drew on classical sources, particularly Aristotle. Lemnius was influenced, too, by the “airs, waters, places” doctrine from the Hippocratic Corpus. The work attempted to reconcile natural philosophy as found in classical sources with Christian doctrine, particularly on generation and reproduction, while emphasizing extraordinary aspects. His humoral theory was complex, with phlegm being divided into four, and the other humours also being subdivided. ¶ He is credited with first mentioning in this work of staining of bone, with madder root. In the same work he gives credence to the theory of maternal impression; his theory of teratology connects the Aristotelian theory of generation with birth defects. He contributed to demonology, with Johann Weyer, by suggesting that mental illness and disturbance could be physically caused, rather than being a result of outside influence. He also credited Solomon with the invention of the magnetic compass.” – Wikip. ¶ “His, De Miraculis Occultis Naturae (first edition, Antwerp (1559) considers the signs, sources and causes of the several wonders of nature. The book attempts to explain these by observation and reasoning but was aimed to demonstrate and glorify the vastness and perfection of God's Creation, with man as the summit, paying due tribute to the leading role of the soul. Tellingly, chapter xi is entitled ‘The soul of man comes not from the parent's seed but is infused by God'...” – consult Horstmanshoff, Manfred, Helen King, and Claus Zittel [see below] for further discussion of this text]. ¶ Lemnius (1505-1568), Dutch physician and divine of Zierikzee, called “the hygienist of the century,” studied medicine at the University of Leuven and under Vesalius at Padua, and was a friend of Rembert Dodoens and Konrad Gesner. He traveled to Switzerland and England. Though not free of superstition, Lemnius believed that food, exercise, medicine, and education had a greater influence on the human mind and body than the stars. In this work he also discusses the proper preparation of food, wines, adulteration, proper building of dwellings, as well as government responsibilities concerning safe drinking water and meat supplies, and the speedy burial of the dead. ¶ Caillet 470; Durling 2774; Fritz Ferchl, Chemisch-pharmazeutisches bio- und bibliographikon, (1937), 308; Osler 3209 (1581 ed.); Neville II, p. 48 (1593 ed.); Partington II, p. 113; Waller 10896 (1581 ed.); Wellcome (another ed.). See: Thorndike, History of Magic and Experimental Science, VI, pp. 393-94; Brian Keith Hall, Bones and Cartilage: developmental and evolutionary skeletal biology, 2005, p. 433; Paul Fleury Mottelay, A Bibliographical History of Electricity and Magnetism, 1922, p. 5; Horstmanshoff, Manfred, Helen King, and Claus Zittel, eds., Blood, Sweat and Tears: The Changing Concepts of Physiology from Antiquity into Early Modern Europe, Leiden: Brill, 2012, p. 423.

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        Cecil, William. Certaine advertisements out of Ireland, concerning the losses and distresses happened to the Spanish Navie, upon the West coasts of Ireland in their voyage intended from the Northern Isles beyond Scotland , towards Spaine.

      London: I. Vautrollier for Richard Field, 1588. First Edition, first setting with "Byskye" to A4r. Small Quarto. 18cm x 13cm. 19pp. First edition (in setting that collates A-B). Beautifully bound in quarter pigskin over marbled boards to style, pink title label. new endpapers. Internally clean and bright. Woodcut printer's device to title page. Blind stamp of North Library to title page; from the Tony Sweeney collection. Woodcut headpiece to Aii. A scarce contemporary account issued anonymously by the Chief Advisor (or Spymaster if we're being blunt) of Elizabeth I, regarding the destruction of the Spanish Armada and the subsequent annihilation of many of its survivors who were despatched on the beaches of Galway by the local populace. The final two leaves detail the ships lost and their crews in 1588 with an additional list of men and ships lost in the two months preceding. Apart from the fascinating period detail and providing an understanding of the professional and detailed nature of the Elizabethan propaganda machine under Cecil, this ephemeral pamphlet rarely seen at all (only two or three copies in auction since 1961), occasionally seen bound with "A Copie of A Letter Sent Out of England..." provides a harrowing account of what the enemies of the crown could expect when washing up on the shores of the scepter'd isle: "He inviteth also that there was at the same time another great ship cast away in Tereawley...and all the residue of that ship are slain and drowned...Meleghlen Mac Cab, A Galloglasse, killed 80 of them with his Galloglasse axe..." When it comes to the defending the shores of Britain from invaders, apparently there is no such thing as bad publicity. A scarce and fascinating survival.

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        Opera Iosephi Ivdaeorvm Doctis. Simi Ac Disertissimi, Qvae Ad Nostram Aetatem Pervenerunt, omnia, nimirum: De Antiqvitatibvs Ivdaicis Libri XX. quibus vita Iosephi per ipsum conscripta, est adiecta: De bello Iudaico VII. Contra Apionem II. De imperio rationis, siue de Macchabaeis I. Antehac in Latinum sermonem translata . Nvnc Vero Chronologia . Cvm Indice Locvpletissimo. Omnia . repurgata.

      Francofurti [Frankfurt am Main], Sigm. Feyerabend 1590 (in fine 1588). - 20 x 13 cm. [4], 481, [35] Bl. (das letzte weiß). Zeitgenössisches blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder über Holzdeckeln mit zwei intakten Messingschliessen. Einband fleckig. Spiegel und Titelblatt mit alten Besitz- und Editionsvermerken. Unterrand des Titelblattes ergänzt (mit einem Papierausschnitt des letzten weißen Blattes, ohne Textverlust). Vorderes fliegendes Vorsatzblatt fehlt. VD16 ZV 8760. Adams J 370. Abweichendes Erscheinungsjahr im Kolophon: Impressvm Francofvrti Ad Moenvm Per Petrvm Fabricivm, Impensis Sigismundi Feyerabendij. M. D. LXXXVIII. Seltene Titel-Ausgabe des Drucks von 1588 mit neuer Vorrede Feyerabends vom Februar 1590. Schönes Exemplar in attraktivem Einband. Beiliegend die Original-Rechnung des Antiquariats Stenderhoff für dieses Buch vom 28.01.1978.

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        Des löblichen Hauß vnd Fürstenthumbs Obern vnnd Nidern Bayren Freyheiten, von ainem Regierenden Fürsten von Bayren, auff den andern, gemainen Landt gegeben, vernewt vnd bestettigt, Die auch von Kaisern vnd Königen zugelassen vnd Confirmiert sein, jetzt gemehrt vnd widerumb getruckt.

      München, Adam Berg, 26.VIII. 1588.. 2 Bll. mit gr. Wappenholzschnitt auf dem Titel. 237 S., 7 Bll. - II. Die New Erclärung der Landsfreyhait des loblichen haus vnd Fürstenthumbs Obern vnnd Nidern Bairn. Anno fünnftzehenhundert vnnd im Sechtzehenden auf den vierundzwainzigistn tag des Monats Aprilis zu Jngelstat aufgericht. (München, Andreas Schobser), um 1545. 18 Bll. mit Wappenholzschnitt auf dem Titel. – III. Die Ordnung vber gemainer Lanndtschaft in Bayrn auffgerichte Hanndtuest. Tausent Fünfhundert vnd im sechzehenden jar, zu Jngolstat beschlossen. 8 Bll. (l. w.), mit Wappenholzschnitt auf dem Titel. Holzdeckelband des späten 17. Jhdts. mit Schweinslederbezug. Folio. I.: VD16 B 954; IA 115.008; Lentner 3181: "Inhaltlich und drucktechnisch wertvoll"; Pfister I, 4282. - II.: VD16 B 982. - III.: VD16 B 1005. - Schöner Sammelband mit 3 wichtigen Drucken zum bayerischen Recht. - Breitrandig und sauber, es fehlen die beiden Schließen.

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        Theatrum Diabolorum, das ist: Warhaffte eigentliche und kurtze Beschreibung, allerley grewlicher, schrecklicher und abschewlicher Laster [.].

      Frankfurt, Peter Schmid (for Sigmund Feyerabend), 1587-(1588). - Folio (250 x 363 mm). 2 parts in 1 volume. (5), 1 blank, 302, (7) ff., final blank. (5), 1 blank, 380, (7) ff., final blank. With 2 different woodcut title vignettes and the publisher's woodcut device on the final page. Contemporary blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards with bevelled edges, on five raised double bands, twith two clasps. All edges red. Third and final edition of Sigmund Feyerabend's potboiling compilation of the "devil literature" which flourished in the second half of the Faustian 16th century. "One of the most valuable books for the cultural history of its age" (cf. Hayn/G.). First printed in 1569, Feyerabend's two massive volumes - blatantly entitled "The Theatre of Devils" - aimed to unite all previously published pertinent works. "The clever bookseller had not misjudged his market: the venture proved a happy speculation, and only six years later he went about producing a second edition, which was to include four additional works [.]. The 'Theatrum Diabolorum' appeared for the third and last time in 1587, still printed by Schmidt's press, now including 'ten new' diabolical chapters. By a hardly credible mistake, the 'Melancholic Devil' by Simon Musaeus was included twice in the same volume (fols. 129-136 and 374-380 in part 2) [.]. Naturally, this final two-volume edition was the best-known and the most frequently quoted one in the 17th and 18th centuries, which were still somewhat in touch with the Devil's Literature of the Age of Reformation" (cf. Osborn, p. 38f.). - Binding rubbed and bumped with noticeable worming; some worming to interior; some waterstaining and occasional fingerstaining. Corner of fol. 219 (Oo3) in part 1 remargined with slight loss to text on both sides. Old ownership on title page obliterated in ink by a 17th century owner. Early 19th century duplicate stamp of a German library on the title. Stamp of the Leipzig rare book dealer and auction house Oswald Weigel on pastedown, along with the small bookplate of the Swedish collector Anders Persson of Västeras. VD 16, F 906. Ebert 22706. Coumont, Witchcraft F28.3. Hayn/G. VII, 617. Grimm, Die Deutschen "Teufelbücher", p. 1751. Osborn, Die Teufellitteratur des XVI. Jahrhunderts, p. 38. Not in Adams or BM-STC German. Cf. Rosenthal 2359. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Guastecan Reg. Sinus Magnus Orientalis Novae Hisp.

      Antwerp: 1588. - Single sheet, (9 x 11 ¼ inches). Fine engraved map of La Huasteca, with original hand color in full, surrounded by a border of yellow wash, the title within a circular cartouche decorated with a bull's head (some oxidation as expected, the margins a bit browned and spotted). First Spanish edition. A BEAUTIFULLY HAND-COLORED engraved map of the Huasteca region of Mexico, from the 1588 Spanish edition of Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, with Spanish text on the verso. La Huasteca is the Mexican region located along the Gulf of Mexico, including parts of the states of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Puebla, Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí, Querétaro, and Guanajuato. "The map of the Guasteca bears neither date nor author. Because its reckoning of longitude paralleled that of the Culiacan depiction, using Toledo as a base point, Brandmair conjectured that perhaps the two were by the same hand. Even so, it is still unknown and anonymous. "The area is treated in relatively fine detail, from about Tuxpan northward to an exaggerated version of the Rio de las Palmas, close to the Tropic of Cancer. Little attempt seems to have been made to Latinize the native place-names. Again, the text is brief: 'This also is a region of North America and part of New Spain. Along its seacoasts and on its river banks they live on an abundance of fish, but inland on a grain they call maize. As a people they are civilized enough in other ways. The Spaniards have established two settlements, the one called Panuco, named for its river, and the other Santiago of the Valleys. Near a town called Tamatao, not far from Panuco, stands a hill on which are two fountains, the one discharging black pitch, the other red, scalding hot'" (H. F. Cline, "The Ortelius Maps of New Spain, 1579, and related contemporary materials, 1560-1610" in Imago Mundi XVI, p. 104). Ort15c. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        MÜNCHEN., "Monachium utriusque Bavariae civitatis primar". Gesamtansicht mit der nächsten Umgebung vom Gasteigberg aus anno 1586. Unten zwei Löwen mit dem bayerischen Wappen sowie links und rechts Münchner und bayerisches Wappen.

      Altkol. Kupferstich von Braun-Hogenberg, 1588, von Anna Beek im 17. Jhdt. vergrößert und koloriert, 44 x 52 cm. Vgl. Lentner 1036. - Anna Beek (1657 - 1717) vergrößerte die Ansichten von Merian und Braun-Hogenberg, indem sie die Ansichten in Umrissen ausschnitt, auf größeres Papier montierte und den Himmel mit großen Wolken in schönen Pastelltönen gestaltete. Das Bild ist von einer gelben Bordüre umgeben. - Im Ganzen leicht gebräunt. In dieser Form ein Unikat. BAYERN, Oberpfalz

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        Sermonum ad sacros Evangeliorum sensus sxplicandos. Pars Quadragesimalis.

      Bertani, 1588. Cm. 16,5, cc. 499 (1). Marchio tipografico al frontespizio e capolettera istoriati. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle di scrofa interamente decorata a secco. Fermagli di chiusura metallici (intatti). Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Ex libris inciso.

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        Histoire du grand royaume de la Chine.

      Paris: Jeremie Perier, 1588. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo [17.3 x 10.8 cm]. (12) ff., 323 pp., (25) ff., woodcut initials, headpieces, and tailpieces, hand-ruled in red throughout. Bound in contemporary brown morocco richly tooled and gilt with daisies and 'GR' monograms, title gold tooled on spine, all edges gilt. Minor rubbing and edge wear to spine and covers; bookplate of Bernard Hanotiau inside upper cover. Occasional minor marginal staining, clipped corners at ff. 139, 142, 148, 217 and 250, marginal paper flaws to ff. 89 and 291. Overall excellent. $28,500 Rare first French edition - here in a magnificent, contemporary Parisian binding - of the Spanish Augustinian Juan Gonzalez de Mendoza's (1545-1618) groundbreaking treatise on China, a work considered "the most comprehensive and popular book on Ming China to appear in Europe" (Lach, I.ii, p. 330). Though substantially based on Cruz' earlier book on China, it became "One of the outstanding 'best-sellers' of the sixteenth century . It is probably no exaggeration to say that Mendoza's book had been read by the majority of well-educated Europeans at the beginning of the seventeenth-century. Its influence was naturally enormous, and it is not surprising to find that men like [Michel de Montaigne,] Francis Bacon and Sir Walter Raleigh derived their notions of China and the Chinese primarily, if not exclusively, from this work. Even travellers who, like Jan Huighen van Linschoten, had themselves been in Asia, relied mainly on Mendoza's Historia for their accounts of China ." (Boxer, xvii). Mendoza led a mission to China in 1580 on behalf of King Phillip II of Spain. The embassy disembarked at Vera Cruz, Mexico, in the summer of 1581, but, because of political instability in the Philippines, the party sailed no further. Mendoza returned to Spain in 1583 and proceeded to Rome, where Gregory XIII commissioned him to write, in the words of a contemporary reader, "a history of things that are known about the kingdom of China" (Lach, I.ii, p. 473). Originally composed in Spanish, Mendoza's treatise was first published in Rome in 1585, and soon became widely translated and reprinted. The first part of the Historia describes the geographical borders, natural produce, religious beliefs and ceremonies, political structures, education, and maritime activities in China. A section on language contains, according to Brunet, the first published examples of Chinese characters in a western book. The second part covers the approach to China from the Philippines, giving an account of missionary activities (in 1577, 1579 and 1581) on the mainland and the islands. The final section treats the voyage of Martin Ignacio (c. 1550-1606) from Spain to China via the Canary Islands, Santo Domingo, Jamaica, Mexico, the Ladrones and the Philippines. The present French edition also contains extensive information - prominently announced on the book's title page - about Antonio de Espejo's celebrated 1583 expedition to New Mexico, information not contained in all early editions of Gonzalez de Mendoza's work. * Alden & Landis 588/37; Cordier, Sinica 13; Dekesel G69; French Vernacular Books 23231; Löwendahl 26; Palau 105509; Sabin 27780; Lust, Index Sinicus, 23; Western Travellers in China: Discovering the Middle Kingdom, no. 10; G. F. Hudson, Europe and China, p. 242; D. F. Lach, Asia and the Making of Europe; C. R. Boxer, South China in the Sixteenth Century; Pinot, La Chine et la formation de l'esprit philosophique en France; M. Michel, La reliure française.

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        Thessaliae accurata descriptio

      Artist: Janssonius Johann ( - 1664 ) Amsterdam; issued in : Amsterdam; date: 1640 1588 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: colored; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 39 x 41 - description: Map of Thessalia / Greece - vita of the artist: "Johannes Janssonius (Jansson),( 1588- 1664) Amsterdam was born in Arnhem, the son of Jan Janszoon the Elder,a publisher and bookseller. In 1612 he married Elisabeth de Hondt, the daughter of Jodocus Hondius. He produced his first maps in 1616 of France and Italy. In 1623 Janssonius owned a bookstore in Frankfurt am Main, later also in Danzig, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Königsberg, Geneva and Lyon. In the 1630s he formed a partnership with his brother in law Henricus Hondius, and together they published atlases as Mercator/Hondius/Janssonius.Under the leadership of Janssonius the Hondius Atlas was steadily enlarged. Renamed Atlas Novus, it had three volumes in 1638, one fully dedicated to Italy. 1646 a fourth volume came out with "English County Maps", a year after a similar issue by Willem Blaeu. Janssonius' maps are similar to those of Blaeu, and he is often accused of copying from his rival, but many of his maps predate those of Blaeu and/or covered different regions. By 1660, at which point the atlas bore the appropriate name "Atlas Major", there were 11 volumes, containing the work of about a hundred credited authors and engravers. It included a description of "most of the cities of the world" (Townatlas), of the waterworld (Atlas Maritimus in 33 maps), and of the Ancient World (60 maps). The eleventh volume was the Atlas of the Heavens by Andreas Cellarius. Editions were printed in Dutch, Latin, French, and a few times in German."

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        Albis flubius. Germaniae celebris, a fontibus ad ostia

      Artist: Janssonius/Hondius H Johann ( - 1664 ) Amsterdam; issued in : Amsterdam; date: 1664 1588 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: colored; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 39 x 49 - description: Map shows the river Elbe from Hamburg to Prag - vita of the artist: Johannes Janssonius (Jansson),( 1588- 1664) Amsterdam was born in Arnhem, the son of Jan Janszoon the Elder,a publisher and bookseller. In 1612 he married Elisabeth de Hondt, the daughter of Jodocus Hondius. He produced his first maps in 1616 of France and Italy. In 1623 Janssonius owned a bookstore in Frankfurt am Main, later also in Danzig, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Königsberg, Geneva and Lyon. In the 1630s he formed a partnership with his brother in law Henricus Hondius, and together they published atlases as Mercator/Hondius/Janssonius.Under the leadership of Janssonius the Hondius Atlas was steadily enlarged. Renamed Atlas Novus, it had three volumes in 1638, one fully dedicated to Italy. 1646 a fourth volume came out with English County Maps, a year after a similar issue by Willem Blaeu. Janssonius' maps are similar to those of Blaeu, and he is often accused of copying from his rival, but many of his maps predate those of Blaeu and/or covered different regions. By 1660, at which point the atlas bore the appropriate name Atlas Major, there were 11 volumes, containing the work of about a hundred credited authors and engravers. It included a description of most of the cities of the world (Townatlas), of the waterworld (Atlas Maritimus in 33 maps), and of the Ancient World (60 maps). The eleventh volume was the Atlas of the Heavens by Andreas Cellarius. Editions were printed in Dutch, Latin, French, and a few times in German.

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        Antiqua Urbis Roma Imago Accuratissima

      Anversa e Colonia 1588 - Grande pianta della città stampata su due fogli, ispirata alla celebre carta del Pirro Ligorio, tratta dal Civitates Orbis Terrarum. Il grande atlante di città edito da Georg Braun e per la maggior parte inciso da Hogenberg contiene 546 vedute e mappe di ogni parte del mondo; è la prima opera di questo genere mai stampata. Questa straordinaria ricostruzione di Roma durante il regno di Augusto, arricchita da una cospicua legenda con 269 richiami, costituisce il lavorò più ambizioso contenuto nel Civitates Orbis Terrarum, del quale oltretutto è una delle sole tre mappe a doppio foglio. Incisione in rame, bella coloritura coeva, leggeri restauri perfettamente eseguiti per il resto in buono stato di conservazione. A good example, with fine original colour, of the Braun & Hogenberg Plan of Rome, first published in the 1588 edition of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum. Braun & Hogenberg's view is based upon the work of Pirro Ligorio. However, the title banner and lower key embellishments are completely revised, the former lacking the strapwork used by Braun & Hogenberg and replaced with a tapestry style fringe, while the lower key is now embellished with images of two nobles. Rome is shown from the west in a bird's-eye view that was a major achievement in its day. It includes the most important buildings from antiquity, several aqueducts, the Aurelian Wall and large arterial streets. The three figures in Roman garb in the foreground underscore the aim of meticulous reconstruction. Mont Testaccio is shown on the far side of the Tiber in the lower right-hand edge of the picture, with the Pyramid of Cestius above it to the right. At the center of the illustration the Marcellus Theatre can be identified above the island in the Tiber, with the vast Circus Maximus, used for chariot races, just above it to the right. Above that is the Palatine represented with intricately detailed buildings, an indication of the confusion at the time about how the seat of imperial power actually looked. To the north the Coliseum flanks the Palatine. In the lower left-hand part of the picture field is the Campus Martius, with the stadium of Domitian at the center, site of the modern Piazza Navona. Slightly higher up is the Pantheon with its monumental dome, looking as it does today. On the lower left edge the two great imperial mausoleums are shown as they would have appeared during the Roman epoch. Above the mausoleum of Augustus and below, at the bend in the river, is that of Hadrian. In the lower left-hand corner, the Mons Vaticanus with the Circus built by Caligua and a Neronian palace are recognizable outside the city. The baths of Diocletan dominate the northeastern part of the city. The Castra Praetoria, the barracks of the Praetorian Guard, is shown below the city walls in the upper left-hand corner. Copperplate, experte repairs perfectly executed at the back, otherwise good condition. Fauser, A. 11932. Dimensioni 495 685mm

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        Africa Tabula XII

      Venezia 1588 - Rarissima carta geografica dell'Africa. La mappa è tratta dalla 'Geografia di M. Livio Sanuto : distinta in XII libri : ne quali, oltra l'esplicatione di molti luoghi di Tolomeo, e della Bussola, e dell'Aguglia, si dichiarano le Prouincie, Popoli, Regni. dell'Africa. Con XII tauole di esse Africa in dissegno di rame / aggiuntiui de piu tre Indici da M. Giouan Carlo Saraceni. ; [aiutato a ciò da Giulio suo fratello, che di propia mano tagliò tutti li Rami'. Si tratta del primo atlante dedicato esclusivamnete all'Africa, con le tavole disegnate da Livio Sanuto e finemente tradotte in rame dal fratello Giulio. L'opera venne pubblicata postuma a Venezia nel 1588, da Damiano Zenaro ed a cura di Carlo Saraceni. Incisione in rame, restauri perfettamente eseguiit alla piega centrale e a dei fori di tarlo presenti nella parte bianca superiore ed inferiore, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara ed affascinante mappa dell'Africa. A very rare map of Africa. The map is taken form 'Geografia di M. Livio Sanuto : distinta in XII libri : ne quali, oltra l'esplicatione di molti luoghi di Tolomeo, e della Bussola, e dell'Aguglia, si dichiarano le Prouincie, Popoli, Regni. dell'Africa. Con XII tauole di esse Africa in dissegno di rame / aggiuntiui de piu tre Indici da M. Giouan Carlo Saraceni. ; [aiutato a ciò da Giulio suo fratello, che di propia mano tagliò tutti li Rami'. First printed atlas of Africa, published postumously by Sanuto's friend Saraceni who added the tables of contents and the preface on the life of the author. The maps were drawn by Sanuto and finely engraved by his brother Jules. The atlas is divided into twelve books, the first containing notes on scientific observation, the declination of the magnetic needle and corrections to the work, the second explains the divisions of Sanuto's prospective description of the world, and the other ten on Africa which was the only section he completed before his death. Livio Sanuto (c.1520-1576), was a Venetian cosmographer, mathematician and maker of terrestrial globes. Sanuto was one of the so-called Lafreri school of engravers, whose output signalled the transition between the maps of Ptolemy and the maps of Mercator and Ortelius. Livio and his brother Giulio, planned a massive and comprehensive atlas to include maps and descriptions of the whole world, which he believed would be more accurate than any previously published. Unfortunately, he died in 1576 having only completed 12 maps of Africa. The 12 maps were eventually published in 1588 by Livio's brother Giulio, under the title "Geografia Di M. Livio Sanuto." . In the compliation of this and the other African maps, Sanuto relied on Gastaldi's 1564 map and Portuguese sea charts for the mapping of the coasts and for information about the interior, used accounts by Duarte Barbosa and João de Barros. After its publication in 1588, this work was copied by other leading map makers for nearly a century afterwards. Seas are decorated with contemporary sailing vessels and monsters. Etching with engraving, some expert repairs at the central folds and at worm holes along the upper and lower edge, otherwise in good condition. Betz n. 22; Norwich n. 15. Dimensioni 520 400mm

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        Histoire du grand royaume de la Chine.

      Jeremie Perier, Paris 1588 - (12) ff., 323 pp., (25) ff., woodcut initials, headpieces, and tailpieces, hand-ruled in red throughout. Bound in contemporary brown morocco richly tooled and gilt with daisies and ¿GR¿ monograms, title gold tooled on spine, all edges gilt. Minor rubbing and edge wear to spine and covers; bookplate of Bernard Hanotiau inside upper cover. Occasional minor marginal staining, clipped corners at ff. 139, 142, 148, 217 and 250, marginal paper flaws to ff. 89 and 291. Overall excellent. $28,500 Rare first French edition ¿ here in a magnificent, contemporary Parisian binding ¿ of the Spanish Augustinian Juan Gonzalez de Mendoza¿s (1545-1618) groundbreaking treatise on China, a work considered ¿the most comprehensive and popular book on Ming China to appear in Europe¿ (Lach, I.ii, p. 330). Though substantially based on Cruz¿ earlier book on China, it became ¿One of the outstanding ¿best-sellers¿ of the sixteenth century ¿ It is probably no exaggeration to say that Mendoza¿s book had been read by the majority of well-educated Europeans at the beginning of the seventeenth-century. Its influence was naturally enormous, and it is not surprising to find that men like [Michel de Montaigne,] Francis Bacon and Sir Walter Raleigh derived their notions of China and the Chinese primarily, if not exclusively, from this work. Even travellers who, like Jan Huighen van Linschoten, had themselves been in Asia, relied mainly on Mendoza¿s Historia for their accounts of China ¿¿ (Boxer, xvii). Mendoza led a mission to China in 1580 on behalf of King Phillip II of Spain. The embassy disembarked at Vera Cruz, Mexico, in the summer of 1581, but, because of political instability in the Philippines, the party sailed no further. Mendoza returned to Spain in 1583 and proceeded to Rome, where Gregory XIII commissioned him to write, in the words of a contemporary reader, ¿a history of things that are known about the kingdom of China¿ (Lach, I.ii, p. 473). Originally composed in Spanish, Mendoza¿s treatise was first published in Rome in 1585, and soon became widely translated and reprinted. The first part of the Historia describes the geographical borders, natural produce, religious beliefs and ceremonies, political structures, education, and maritime activities in China. A section on language contains, according to Brunet, the first published examples of Chinese characters in a western book. The second part covers the approach to China from the Philippines, giving an account of missionary activities (in 1577, 1579 and 1581) on the mainland and the islands. The final section treats the voyage of Martin Ignacio (c. 1550-1606) from Spain to China via the Canary Islands, Santo Domingo, Jamaica, Mexico, the Ladrones and the Philippines. The present French edition also contains extensive information ¿ prominently announced on the book¿s title page ¿ about Antonio de Espejo¿s celebrated 1583 expedition to New Mexico, information not contained in all early editions of Gonzalez de Mendoza¿s work. * Alden & Landis 588/37; Cordier, Sinica 13; Dekesel G69; French Vernacular Books 23231; Löwendahl 26; Palau 105509; Sabin 27780; Lust, Index Sinicus, 23; Western Travellers in China: Discovering the Middle Kingdom, no. 10; G. F. Hudson, Europe and China, p. 242; D. F. Lach, Asia and the Making of Europe; C. R. Boxer, South China in the Sixteenth Century; Pinot, La Chine et la formation de l¿esprit philosophique en France; M. Michel, La reliure française. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CONSTITVIÇÕES DO ARCEBISPADO DE LISBOA

      - assi as antigas como as extravagantes primeyras & segundas. Agora nouamente impressas por mandado do Ilustrissimo & Reuerendissimo senhor dõ Migel de Castro Arcebispo de Lisboa. [Vinheta com armoriada com brasão eclesiástico dos Castros]. Com licença da mesa geral do santo officio e ordinário. Impressas em Lisboa por Belchior Rodrigues impressor anno de 1588. Seguido de: CONSTITVIÇÕES EXTRAVAgantes primeyras do Arcebispado de Lisboa. [Vinheta com brasão armoriado de infante de Portugal, encimado por chapéu cardinalício, do Cardeal Rei D. Henrique]. Agora nouamente impressas por mandado do Ilustrissimo & Reuerendissimo senhor dõ Migel de Castro Arcebispo de Lisboa, por Belchior Rodrigues impressor. Anno de 1588. Seguido de: CONSTITVIÇÕES EXTRAVAgantes segundas do Arcebispado de Lisboa. [Vinheta com brasão armoriado de infante de Portugal]. Agora nouamente impressas por mandado do Ilustrissimo & Reuerendissimo senhor dõ Migel de Castro Arcebispo de Lisboa, por Belchior Rodrigues impressor. Anno de 1588. In 8º gr. (de 25,5x17,5 cm) com 90, [viii], [10], [iv], 26 fólios. Encadernação inteira de pele do século xviii com nervos e ferros a ouro. Ilustrado com capitulares xilografadas com motivos decorativos e historiados. Exemplar com anotação coeva da taxa em papel título de posse pela mesma mão; alguns títulos rasurados na folha de rosto; notas e sublinhados marginais coevos no texto; vestígios generalizados de manchas de humidade; oxidação com leve dano no pé até ao fólio nº 8; ex-libris oleográficos e outro em papel na guarda interior; corte das folhas marmoreado; e coifas fragilizadas pelo trabalho de traça. Ilustrado com belos brasões tipografados nas folhas de rosto, encontrando-se um brasão delineado manualmente e outro brasão iluminado com cores e esmaltes, sendo os brasões das Constituições Extravagantes do Cardeal Infante D. Henrique. Esta é a primeira das 3 obras conhecidas que saíram dos prelos de Belchior Rodrigues. 2º edição. Inocêncio II, 105 (426); Monteverde 179 (1764); Ameal 165 (673); Samodães 242 (863); Anselmo 291 (997); Dom Manuel III, 232-196; Palha 333; M. dos Santos Nº 6 (3646) Location/localizacao: pcs

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        Albrecht Durer

      1588 - Xilografia, 1588, firmata e datata in lastra in basso a destra. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, con piccoli margini oltre la linea marginale, lieve restauro al margine laterale sinistro, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Andrea Andreani fu l’unico artista a realizzare un numero significativo di chiaroscuri nella seconda metà XVI secolo in Italia; ristampò anche dei chiaroscuri intagliati molti anni prima. Realizzò almeno 35 stampe, sia in bianco e e nero, sia a colori, con uno stile sofisticato nell’intaglio, caratterizzato da sottili e ravvicinati contorni colorati. Lavorò a Firenze nel 1584-5, dal 1586 al 1589 a Siena e nel 1590 ritorna nella sua città natale, Mantova, dove stabilì il suo studio. Quest’opera, ritratto del maestro di Norimberga, è relativa al suo breve periodo senese; è possibile che si tratti di un intaglio di scuola tedesca che l’Andreani corregge e stampa, aggiungendo la dedica al pittore Pietro Tranquilli. La tavola è sconosciuta al Bartsch ed alle principali bibliografie. Woodcut, 1588, signed and dated on block on lower right. Excellent work, printed on contemporary laid paper without watermark, with small margins beyond the border line, small repair on left margin, in general in very good condition. Andrea Andreani was the only artist to realize a significant amount of chiaroscuros during the second half of the XVI century in Italy; he also reissued many chiaroscuros realized in the past. He cut at least 35 blocks, both in colour and black&white, with a very sophisticated carving style, characterized by thin and coloured borders. He worked in Florence in 1584-5, and in Siena between 1586 and 1589, to go back to his native town, Mantua, in 1590, where he opened his workshop. This work is the portrait of the Nuremberg master, realized when he was working in Siena. Very likely, the block has been carved by some German artist, then Andreani adjusted and printed it, adding his dedication to the painter Pietro Tranquilli. Bartsch didn’t know this work, neither did the main bibliographers. Dimensioni 260 300mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Bononia Alma Studior Mater.

      1588. Dal "Civitates Orbis Terrarum", Colonia, 1588 circa. Incisione in rame, colore d'epoca, cm 33,3 x 50,2 (alla lastra) più margini; titolo in basso a sinistra, posto entro riquadro, stemma della città in alto a destra, due figure in basso a destra; testo latino al verso. George Braun (1541 - 1622), chierico di Colonia, è stato il principale curatore del "Civitates Orbis Terrarum", per la prima volta pubblicato a Colonia nel 1572, poi edito ad Anversa e a Colonia fino al 1618, anno in cui apparve il sesto e ultimo volume. Queste le principali edizioni: 1572, vol. I; 1575, vol. II; 1581 vol. III; 1588 ca. vol. IV; 1598 ca. vol. V; 1618 vol. VI. Questi volumi vennero pubblicati originariamente in latino, e poi ristampati in tedesco e in francese. Il volume VI comprendeva un'edizione di piante supplementari. Questa pianta di Bologna si trova nel quarto dei sei volumi dell'opera (Bibliografia: R. V. Tooley, "Dictionary of Mapmakers", 1979, pp.79 e 305; G. B. Comelli, "Piante e vedute della città di Bologna", Bologna, 1914, p.81, n.7; A. Brighetti, "Bologna nelle sue stampe. Vedute e piante scenografiche dal Quattrocento all'Ottocento", 1979, p.10; V. Roncuzzi - Roversi - Monaco, "La raccolta di piante della città e di carte del territorio bolognese conservate nella Biblioteca Comunale dell'Archiginnasio", L'Archiginnasio, 1983, p. 204). Dopo il 1618 le lastre divennero di proprietà di Abraham Hogenberg, il quale si incaricò delle successive riedizioni. Alla sua morte, le lastre vennero acquistate da Jan Jansson il quale, usandole come base, pubblicò un'edizione in otto volumi, riedita a sua volta negli anni successivi. Bella veduta prospettica della città di Bologna attorno al 1550, resa con una prospettiva di ampio raggio a volo d'uccello. Un lievissimo e uniforme ingiallimento del foglio non preclude l'esemplare, in buono stato di conservazione.

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