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        Delphum urbs Hollandiæ cultissima, ab eiusdem nominis fossa, vulgo, Delfft appellata

      Cologne: 1588. Engraved with period color. Loss to lower left corner of image very skilfully repaired with facsimile. Latin text. 13 7/8 x 18 7/8 inches. 19 x 23 inches. From Braun & Hogenberg's monumental "Civitates Orbis Terrarum" This is one of the earliest obtainable and most desirable images of Delft. An elegant composition, carefully coloured with great skill by a period hand, it provides a fascinating panorama of the beautiful Netherlands town. The town is oriented so that north is to the right or more exactly, the top right corner. Due to the river and canals, which are not easily changed, the outline of the town is very much today as it was in the late 1500s. The drawing Hogenberg used is thought to be based on an anonymous panel in the Prinsenhof in Delft, probably done in the 1570s. The drawing is quite accurate, details of the two major churches while disproportionately large depict the great spires as they were, and as they remain, having had a few alterations. The large church in the center of town is Nieuwe Kerk, in which the Netherlandish Royal Family has been buried since 1574, when William the Silent became the first, assassinated at the command of Philip II of Spain. The town was founded in the Middle Ages and seems to have enjoyed intelligent city planning with its alternating canals and streets, central church and city hall, river moat, walls and gates, all of which can be studied in this splendid bird's-eye view. It comes from Braun & Hogenberg's magnificent series of town plans, Civitates Orbis Terrarum, printed in six volumes in several languages from 1572 to 1618, incorporating 546 prospects of cities on four continents. Frans Hogenberg, who had engraved many of the maps in Abraham Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum of 1570, conceived of the Civitates as a worthy companion to the groundbreaking first modern atlas. Printed in Cologne, its scope and polarity has never been rivaled, and its signature application of the bird's eye view perfectly married cartography with the long tradition of landscape painting of the northern renaissance. True to the signature style of the Braun & Hogenberg series, handsome figures in period costume adorn the lower corners, while the surrounding pastureland is inhabited by grazing cows. The arms of Delft are depicted in the upper left corner. R. A. Skleton, introduction Braun & Hogenberg, 1966; Koeman, B&H 3

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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. Cauellat, 1588. 4to. [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.* 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. His 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. Some light, mostly marginal spotting but mostly clean. A fine copy in an attractive binding. Brunet, 4533 p. 762; Nissen ZBI, 304.

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        Die Erst General Tafel

      Basle., 1588. Di Beschreibung und der circkle des gantzen erdtrichs und meers innhaltende. [World Map] Size: 370 x 320 mm. Frame size 575 x 535 mm. Wood engraving. Hand coloured. In fine condition with slight offset and show through of text from reverse. An attractive oval map showing the modern world after Ortelius, used in the later editions of Munster's Cosmographia. The corners are decorated with florid vine leaves. The title is in Gothic German script on the top border. Above and below there are short texts also in Gothic German, within strapwork borders. This is an early, very affordable world map by one of the pioneers of cartography.

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        Helsheborch + Lunden + Elbogen + Landeskron.

      Kobberstukket 4-delt prospekt med gengivelse af Helsingborg, Lund, Malmø og Landskrone. Frankfurt am Main c. 1588. Lysmål: 48x34cm. Arkmål: 52x38 cm. Med smuk samtidig kolorering. Latinsk tekst på bagsiden. Monteret med passepartout i ny sort ramme med indvendig guldkant.. Godt eksemplar af det berømte firfløjede prospekt af Skånes mest markante byer anno 1588. De fire prospekter er fyldt med topgrafiske og kulturhistoriske detaljer. Malmø og Landskrone præges begge af de to store kirker og de kongelige fæstninger. Billedet af Helsingborg gør omhyggeligt rede for slottets udseende, med Valdemar Atterdags kolossale donjon Kernen omgivet af mure og småtårne. Prospektet af Lund giver et pålideligt billede af domkirken, som den stod ved reformationen, længe før den svenske ariktekt Helgo Zetterwall vandaliserede den enestående bygning til den romanske attrap, man må nøjes med i dag. Billedet giver i sin helhed et fremragende indtryk af danske købstæder i de gode år efter Den nordiske Syvårskrig

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        Freti Danici Or Sundt Accuratiss Delineato [at front]. Kronenburg [at verso)]

      [Cologne] [Ca. 1588] Plate mark 33 x 47,5 cm. The whole sheet 41 x 52,5 cm. Passe partout 49 x 62,5 cm. Folds once. Contemporary hand colouring. German text at the verso. Light brown passe partout. A couple of very small holes. Some stains and spots. A little wear along the fold. Several repairs including a laid down paper at one of the corners at the verso. Browned margins. A few small tears and losses to the margins. A little creasing to the margins. Wonderful muted original colours.. A beautiful view of the Sound (Öresund), with Helsingör and Kronenburg in the centre. To the south a part of Copenhagen. Helsingborg, Landskrona and Malmö (Elbogen) can be seen across the Sound. The plate was published for the great town book "Civitates Orbis Terrarum" published 1572-1617 in six volumes. The work was first published with latin text at the verso and then almost simoultaneously in german and french. The first latin edition of the Kronenburg plate was published in 1588

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        "Hafnia vulgo Kopenhagen Anno 1587"

      Contemporary hand-coloured engraving, 36,5x41,5cm Cologne c. 1588 The famous view of Copenhagen divided in two parts, from "Civitates Orbis Terrarum". Copenhagen is shown as it was before the great enlargement made by Christian IV and the big fires in the 18th Century.. Mingroot - Ermen "Scandinavia in Old Maps and Prints" no. 14

      [Bookseller: Kunstantikvariat PAMA AS]
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        Pappi Alexandrini Mathematicae Collectione. A Federico Commandino Urbinatae In Latinum Conversae, & Commentarijs Illustratae.

      Colophon: Pisauri (Pesaro), Hieronymum Concordiam, 1588. (Having the reprinted title-page: Venetiis, Franciscum de Franciscis Senemsem, 1589). Folio. Cont. limp vellum. Repairs to upper part of back and small nicks to back repaired. Edges of covers with tiny loss of vellum. Covers slightly soiled. Calligraphed title on back. Title-page with and old, partly erased stamp. Woodcut printer's device on title. Ff (3), 334 (332) (= 664 pp). Numerous woodcut diagrams and illustrations in the text. Printed on good paper, Ff 2-3 with an old repair to inner margin (no loss). F 2 browned, but otherwise remarkably clean with only a few brownspots. A few small worm-tracts to some margins.. First edition of a work which constitutes the culmination of Greek Mathematics. This copy has the fresh title, but is the 1588-printing. - "Pappos was the greatest mathematician of the final period of ancient science, and no one emulated him in Byzantine times. He was the last mathematical giant of antiquity." (George Sarton, Ancient Science and Modern Civilization. p.82)."Pappus of Alexandria in ab. 320 composed a work with the title Collection (Synagoge) which is important for several reasons. In the first place it provides a most valuable historical record of parts of Greek Mathematics that otherwise would be unknown to us. For instance it is in Book V of the Collection that we learn of Archimedes' discovery of the thirteen semiregular polyhedra or "Archimedian solids". Then, too, the Collection includes alternative proofs and supplementary lemmas for propositions in Euclid, Archimedes, Appolonius and Ptolemy. Finally, the treatise includes new discoveries, and generalizations not found in any earlier work. The Collection, Pappus' most important treatise, contained eight Books, but the first Book and the first part of the second Book are now lost" (Boyer, A History of Mathematics p. 205). "Each book (8) is preceded by general reflexions which give to that group of problems its philosophical and historical setting. The prefaces are of deep interest to historians of mathematics and, therefore, it is a great pity that three of them are lost [...] Book VII is far the longest book of the Collection [...] [and here], we find in it the famous Pappo's problem: "given several straight lines in a plane, to find the locus point, such that when straight lines are drawn from it to the given lines at a given angle, the products of certain of the segments shall be in a given ratio to the product of the remaining ones". This problem is important in itself, but even so because it exercized Descartes' mind and caused him to invent the method of coordinates explained in his Geométrie (1637). Think of a seed lying asleep for more than thirteen centuries and then helping to produce that magnificent flowering, analytical geometry [...] The final Book VIII is mechanical and is largely derived from Heron of Alexandria. Following Heron, Pappos distinguished various parts of theoretical mechanics (geometry, arithmetic, astronomy and physics). The Book is considered the climax of Greek mechanics and helps us to realize the great variety of problems to which the Hellenistic mechanicians addressed themselves. If Book VIII is the climax of Greek mechanics, we may say as well that the whole collection is a treasury and to some extent the culmination of Greek mathematics. [...] The ideas collected or invented by Pappos did not stimulate Western mathematicians until very late, but when they finally did, they caused the birth of modern mathematics- analytical geometry, projective geometry, centrobaric method. That birth or rebirth from Pappos' ashes, occurred within four years (1637-40). This was modern geometry connected immediately with the ancient one as if nothing had happened between." (Georg Sarton op.cit.). - It is from Pappus we have the famous words of Archimedes: "Give me a place to stand, and I will move the earth" (Se PMM No 72). - "Without pretending to great originality, the whole work shows, on the part of the author, a thorough grasp of all the subjects treated, independent of judgement, mastery of technique; the style is terse and clear; in short, Pappus stands out as an accomplished and versatile mathematician, a worthy representative of the classical Greek geometry." (Heath, A History of Greek mathematics Vol. II: p.358). - Adams P 224 (The sheets of the Pisauris edition with a fresh title)

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        Oeconomia Hippocratis, alphabeti serie distincta. In qua dictionum apud Hippocratem omnium, praesertim obscurtorum, usus explicatur & velut ex amplissimo penu depromitur: ita ut lexikon Hippocrateum merito dicipossit.

      4°. 4 n.n. Bl., 694 S., (ohne das letzte Blatt mit der Druckermarke). Mit 1 (von 2) Druckermarken und einem gestochenen Porträt von Pierre Woeiriot auf der Titelrückseite. Flexibler Pergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel und Lederschliessbändern. VD 16 F, 1749. - Wellcome I, 2334. - Garrison-M. 6793. - HOH 348. - Waller 3101. - Erste Ausgabe. Konkordanz zum Werk Hippokrates, die für über 250 Jahre das wichtigste etymologische Hilfswerk blieb. Das gestochene Porträt wurde einzig in dieser Auflage verwendet. Foes (1528-1591) war praktischer Arzt in Metz. "Gehört zu den wichtigsten Urhebern der Umgestaltung der Heilkunde". - Durchgehend, stellenweise stärker wasserrandig. Vorsätze und Titel moderfleckig. Mit mehreren handschriftlichen Besitzvermerken und kleinem Besitzerstempel "J. Oettinger" (vgl. Hirsch IV, 412). Einband fleckig.

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        "A Generall Carde & discription of the Sea Coastes of Europe, and navigation in this book conteyned"

      Engraved map, 53,9x37,8cm Verso one page text and description London 1588 In 1584 - 85 Waghenaer published in Dutch his book with charts "Speculum nauticum..." which was the first real sea atlas in the world followed by several editions in different languages. Towards the end of the 1580s England and Queen Elisabeth was at war with Spain, the so-called "Anglo-Spanish War 1585 - 1604". The big threat for the British was the "Spanish Armada", the impressive Spanish fleet. To be prepared for a major sea battle, Lord Chancellor, Sir Christopher Hatton commissioned through the clerk to the Privy Council, Anthony Ashley an English translation of Waghenaer's pilot book with the Latin edition from 1586 as a model (see Kunstantikvariat PAMA, March 2011 entry 71). In general the maps for the English edition were simplified from the earlier versions but this is not the case with the most important chart in the pilot guide, the general chart of Europe. The most elegant map was engraved by Jodocus Hondius and is richly decorated with coats of arms. The English sea charts by Waghenaer became so popular that the expression "Waggooners" became synonymous with charts in general.THE CHART IS A GREAT RARITY IN THE HISTORY OF MARINE CARTOGRAPHY. WE ARE NOT AWARE OF ANY INDIVIDUAL COPY SOLD ANYWHERE IN AUCTIONS OR IN DEALERS' CATALOGUES WITHIN THE LAST 15 - 20 YEARS.. On three sides several marginal restorations affecting the printed surface in places, but with minor loss of geographical information. Especially seen in the upper right corner, the area of the Adriatic, and along lower margin. Some small holes filled in. Despite the mentioned faults a very acceptable copy. A good impression. "Old" Koeman volume IV Wag 13, Benedicte Gamborg Briså "Northward Bound At The Far Edge Of The World" Nordkappmuseet 2010, page 20, the Latin version illustrated)

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        Le opere... molto utili a capitani di guerra et al viver morale et civile, tradotte dal greco da marc'antonio gandini con alcune annotationi necessarie per l'intelligenza di tutta l'opera. in venetia, presso pietro dusinelli, 1588.

      Cm. 21, cc. (32) 378 (16). Bel frontespizio architettonico con figure incise in rame da Girolamo Porro. Testatine, finalini ed iniziali istoriate in xilografia. Solida e perfetta legatura settecentesca in piena pergamena rigida, dorso a piccoli nervi con titoli manoscritti. . esemplare fresco, genuino ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Prima edizione della traduzione italiana del Gandini, molte volte ristampata in seguito, di tutte le opere senofontee, che riprende e sostituisce quelle precedenti parziali di Poggio Bracciolini, del Domenichi e dello Strozzi. Precedono la traduzione alcuni componimenti ed epigrammi italiani, latini e greci. Accanto alle opere di Senofonte a carattere più propriamente storico e filosofico (i ""Fatti, and detti di Socrate"", fonte importantissima per la conoscenza del pensiero socratico) figurano anche le scritture senofontee dedicate ai cavalli e all'arte dell'equitazione. S.T.C. Italian Books, p. 738. Brunet, V, 1500: ""Traduction estimée; elle est rare de cette édition"". Graesse, VII, 492. Adams, X-23. Gamba, 1641. Hoffman, III, 604. Olschki, ""Choix"", 5496. Mennessier De La Lance, 654-665 (altre ediz., per quanto riguarda le tre opere trattanti del cavallo e della cavalleria). Ceresoli, p. 481 (con data errata).

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