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      Nuremberg: [Typis Voegelinianis], 1590 [1605]. Hardcover. Minor dampstaining at the upper gutter extending toward the center of the page in some instances but usually quite light and never touching any emblem. Near Fine example of this lovely book. Small quarto (5-1/4" x 7-3/4") bound in full recent antique calf with four raised bands and gilt lettering. Bound with Camerarius. Symbolorum & emblematum ex animalibus.... Nuremberg, 1595. And: Camerarius. Symbolorum & emblematum ex volitatibus et insectis.... Nuremberg, 1596. And: Camerarius. Symbolorum & emblematum ex aquatilibus et reptilibus.... [Nuremberg?], 1604. Edited by the renowned German physician and naturalist J. Camerarius's son, Ludwig Camerarius. First Collected Edition of the four volumes, this copy lacking the general title page and five pages of preliminary matter but retaining the blanks at the end of the third and fourth parts. 102 ff.; 103 ff. [1]; [2] 102 ff. [2]; [4] 100 ff. [1]. Each volume contains an original engraved title page and 100 charming circular emblems making a total of 400 emblems employing a combined technique of etching and copper engraving depicting plants, animals, birds, and fish attributed to Hans Sibmacher with accompanying descriptive text. First published separately in 1590, the CENTURIA UNA was THE FIRST BOTANICAL EMBLEM BOOK and one of the first books to contain illustrations of plants on intaglio plates. Hunt 181; Landwehr German 166; Nissen 312.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      Civitates Orbis Terrarum. Cologne. c.1590, French edition. - Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Size: 355 × 320 mm. (14 x 12½ inches). Some showthrough of text from verso on left margin.Very good condition, but very small hole in top border. Beautiful view of the Spanish city of Santander. Showing the port and harbour, ships in the bay, mountains beyond and three women, a donkey and a baby in the foreground. Braun and Hogenberg's Civitates Orbis Terrarum was a monumental work completed over 45 years between 1572 and 1617, and was one of the best-selling works of the late sixteenth-century. It was the first systematic city atlas (containing the first printed views of many towns). Ortelius, who travelled with the artist Joris Hoefnagel supplied much of the material, which was then engraved by Novellus and Hogenburg. George Braun wrote the text. There were a number of editions, but it is extremely difficult (and as Koeman says 'of secondary importance') to differentiate between them, as the state of the plates, their number and order does not vary. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Biblia Sacra. Veteris et Novi Testamenti. Secundum editionem vulgatam

      Basileae: [Thomas Guarin], 1590-91. . 8vo, (xl), 737, (1), 304, (vi), 266, (102) pp. Three parts, each with an engraved title page, the initial Old Testament title dated 1591 and the second part and the New Testament title dated 1590. Four maps, three of which are folding - one map torn in half along the fold crease and repaired, plus numerous woodcuts in the text. Some wear from damp to a few leaves in Esdras, with loss to one leaf, small closed marginal tear to the initial title, lacking the front free endpaper. Two 19th century ownership inscriptions to the paste down plus a more recent bookplate by Reynolds Stone for John and Hyacinth Lawrence. Contemporary blind stamped pigskin, with a worn handwritten paper label and another faded manuscript title to spine, top of spine with a small chip and one minor tear, foot of lower board slightly worn, lacking the ties but still with the metal ends and two worn pieces of leather attached. Overall a well preserved copy. Not in Darlow and Moule.

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        Disputatio de Sacra Scriptura; contra huius temporis papistas, inprimis Robertum Bellarminum Jesuitam, pontificium in Collegio Romano; & Thomam Stapletonum.

      Herborn, Christoph Rab, 1590. - (26), 811, (23) SS., 2 l. w. Bll. Mit 2 versch. Druckermarken am Titel und am letzten Textblatt verso. Rot eingefärbter flexibler Pergamentband der Zeit auf 3 durchzogenen Bünden. Verblaßter dreiseitiger gesprenkelter Rotschnitt. Reste von Bindebändern. 8vo. Erste in Deutschland gedruckte, insgesamt zweite Ausgabe (EA Cambridge 1588). Der englische Theologe William Whitaker (1548-95), ein Vertreter der calvinistischen Prädestinationslehre, tat sich als Gegner des Katholizismus hervor, insbesondere von Robert Bellarmin. Ebendieser Gegner jedoch bewunderte den Cambridger Theologen derart, daß er sogar dessen Portrait in seinem Studierzimmer aufhängte (vgl. DNB XI, 22). - Unterschiedlich gebräunt und teils auch wasserrandig. Mehrere Anstreichungen von alter Hand. Am Titel hs. Besitzvermerk der Wiener Unbeschuhten Augustiner (Mitte 18. Jh.); am vorderen Innendeckel deren hs. Signaturvermerk, am Rücken Spuren des Signaturetiketts. VD 16, W 2350. BM-STC German 912. Adams W 86.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      Venice: L'Isole Piu Famoso del Mondo. Simon Galignani. 1590 - Size:197 × 297 mm. A fine, crisp impression. Fine condition. Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Oval map of the world. The maps for this atlas were engraved by Girolamo Porro from Padua, and are set within a page of text, with engraved headpiece and decorated initial. There were many editions of this popular atlas between 1576 and 1713. Moreland and Bannister, p.68

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        Chilonium, vulgo Kyell. Kupferstich von Braun u. Hogenberg, um 1590. 33 x 47,5 cm.,

      1590 - Klose-Martius 2.- Prächtiger Abdruck auf kräftigem Papier. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        Hamburgum. Kolor. Kupferstich aus Braun und Hogenberg. Um 1590. 37,5 x 48 cm.,

      1590 - Figurenstaffage unten rechts, oben links Wappen der Stadt mit Legende.- Leichte kaum sichtbare Schabstelle am rechten Rand (ca. 2 cm). Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        Hypotyposes concionum in prophetas (quos vocant) minores in ecclesia Marpurgensi habitarum, quibus textus propheticus accurate resolutus explicatur succincte & nervose, doctrinaeque ex ipso textu fluentes proponuntur breviter . Editae ab authoris filio, Johanne Georgio Crocio. Kassel, F. Hertzog für J. Ingenbrand 1673. Fol. 7 S., 1046 S., 12 Bll., blindgepr. Schweinsldrbd. d. Zt.

      - VD17 1:080913M - nicht in BL German Books.- Johannes Crocius (1590-1659) war ab 1617 Professor der Theologie, Prediger und Konsistorialrat in Marburg. 1633 wurde er Rektor der neu gegründeten Universität Kassel, 1653 Rektor der wieder eröffneten Marburger Universität. Er vertrat eine gemäßigte reformierte Lehre. Die hessische Kirchenordnung von 1657 geht hauptsächlich auf ihn zurück.- Bei vorliegendem Werk, herausgegeben von seinen Sohn Johann Georg, handelt es sich um Vorlesungen, die Crocius über die kleinen Propheten Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadja, Jona, Micha, Nahum Habakuk, Zephanja, Haggai, Sacharja und Maleachi gehalten hat.- Leicht gebräunt u. tls. etw. fleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben u. fleckig, Bindebänder fehlen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        L'isole piu famose del Mondo.

      Heirs of Simon Galignani, Venice 1590 - Small folio [20.25 x 29.5], (6) (of 12) ff., including engraved title, 201, (1) pp., including 47 copper plate engraved maps in text. Note: bound contemporaneously without 2nd half of index (b signature). Complete with all maps. Bound in contemporary flexible vellum, borders of covers gilt-ruled with arabesque in center, spine gilt with double bands. Head of spine chipped, and some soling to covers. Engraved ex libris of Thomas Heath, Merchant of Exeter and another of the Western Reserve Historical Society, stamped withdrawn. Some soiling in outer margin of title and scattered leaves, faint waterstain in margin of others. Notwithstanding a fresh copy with the maps in excellent impression. Excellent enlarged edition of one of the most beautifully engraved Italian island books of the sixteenth century. L'isole piu famose was the first with maps engraved on copper; and with the Gastaldi edition of Ptolemy¿s Geografia, 1548, it was among the few geographical works of any kind illustrated with engravings. This edition of Porcacchi contains much more than the first. According to Phillips Atlases it contains 17 maps not in the edition of 1572, including two relating to America: Jamaica and Puerto Rico, here called ¿Isola di S. Giovanni¿ for San Juan. Also included are maps of Spagnola and CUBA, Altogether, pages 154 to 184 relate to America. The volume closes with ¿Descrizione del Mappamondo¿ and ¿Discorso intorno alla carta da navigare,¿ pages 193 to 201, illustrated with two splendid Lafrerian-style maps of the world engraved by the Paduan Girolamo Porro. Porro, well-known as a book illustrator, later engraved maps for the first small-format Mercator atlas and for a Ptolemy (both appearing in 1596). According to Shirley, the oval-shaped world map ¿is a finely-executed reduction of Camocio¿s large world map of 1567, one of the last in the long line of derivatives from Gastaldi's prototype of 1546.¿ * Adams P-1906; Sabin 64105; Shirley 127-28; see The World Encompassed 86. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Venice: L'Isole Piu Famoso del Mondo. Simon Galignani., 1590. Size:197 × 297 mm. Copper engraving. Hand coloured. A fine, crisp impression. Fine condition. Oval map of the world. The maps for this atlas were engraved by Girolamo Porro from Padua, and are set within a page of text, with engraved headpiece and decorated initial. There were many editions of this popular atlas between 1576 and 1713.

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        MUSICOS (VAM SICHEM C.1590)

      1590 - Materia: Rara Xilografia del siglo XVIgrabada por el artistaChristoph van Sichem II (ca. 1581-1658) Publicación: c.1590. Posterior a Hendrik Goltzius, grabado por C. Van Sichem. Inscripción en la parte superior izquierda HG, CV Sichem scalp et excub. Descripción fisica: 1 estampa xilografía 306 x 213 mm. Descripción de la imagen: Jóven sentado de espaldas mira al espectador mientras toca el clavicordio y cuatro cantantes le acompañan. Referencias : Illustrated Bartsch vol III pag 405, Hollstein vol XXVII pag 31. Estado de conservación : Bueno, margenes cortos y manchas en los bordes del método deadhesión a la otra página sobre la que actualmente está pegado.

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        Della Architettura di Gio. Antonio Rusconi

      Venice: Gioliti, 1590. Small folio. Contemporary vellum. [xii], 144 pp. First edition, second issue, with the errata on p. [144]. Few blank repairs at bottom of title page, else fine. Books plate of George Fenhagen. Fowler, 280; Mortimer, 551.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Lezzioni di M. Benedetto Varchi accademico fiorentino, lette da lui publicamente nell’Accademia fiorentina, sopra diverse materie, poetiche e filosofiche, raccolte nuovamente, e la maggior parte non più date in luce, con due tavole, una delle materie, l’altra delle cose più notabili: con la vita dell’autore.

      In Fiorenza, per Filippo Giunti, M D XC. (1590). - Un volume in-4°, pp. (24), 682, (22). Legatura seicentesca in piena pergamena con dorso a cinque nervi e tagli rossi; titolo manoscritto al dorso di due mani: una più antica lo scrive in orizzontale, l’altra più moderna in verticale. Qualche brunitura in alcuni fascicoli, per il resto ottimo esemplare. Raccolta completa delle trenta lezioni del Varchi uscite in due parti tra il 1560 e il 1561; quest’edizione non è la più corretta, ma ha il pregio di essere la più completa (Gamba, Serie, 1003). Adams, II, 252; Edit 16, scheda CNCE 28815. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Strasburg - Theodosius Rihel 1590 - The Works of Hegesippus and Josephus bound in one volume. Rebound in cloth. This book contains the works of Hegesippus and Josephus. The text of these works are in German. Hegesippus lacks all after folio 84, and Josephus lacks all before folio 73. With ink annotations throughout. Saint Hegesippus, c. 110 c. 180 AD, was a Christian chronicler of the early Church who may have been a Jewish convert and certainly wrote against heresies of the Gnostics and of Marcion. Hegesippus' works are now entirely lost, save eight passages concerning Church history quoted by Eusebius, who tells us that he wrote Hypomnemata in five books, in the simplest style concerning the tradition of the Apostolic preaching. St. Hegesippus appealed principally to tradition as embodied in the teaching which had been handed down through the succession of bishops, thus providing for Eusebius information about the earliest bishops that otherwise would have been lost. The American theologian Robert M. Price has recently questioned the historical authenticity of Hegesippus, suspecting that 'He-gesippus' may be a garbled version of 'Josephus'. Josephus, 37 c. 100AD, also known as Yosef Ben Matityahu and after he became a Roman citizen, as Titus Flavius Josephus, was a first-century Jewish historian and apologist of priestly and royal ancestry who survived and recorded the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70. His works give an important insight into first-century Judaism. Josephus was an important apologist in the Roman world for the Jewish people and culture, particularly at a time of conflict and tension. He always remained, in his own eyes, a loyal and law-observant Jew. He went out of his way both to commend Judaism to educated Gentiles, and to insist on its compatibility with cultured Graeco-Roman thought. He constantly contended for the antiquity of Jewish culture, presenting its people as civilised, devout and philosophical. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is very mild wear to the extremities, including bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages have some browning, withhandling marks throughout. The pages present of Hegesippus have browned watermarks, that do not affect visibility of the text. There are occasional browned watermarks throughout Josephus, most prominent between pages 99-102 and from 491 through to the Register. Many of the pages from Hegesippus have repairsto the bottom margins, that do not affect the text. There are repairs to folio 84 of closed tears, obscuring text. The fourth page from the rear of the text has repairs to closed tears that does not affect the text. There are copious inkannotations throughout. A label has been previouslypartially removed from the front pastedown. Overall the condition is very good, excepting the missing pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Late Sixteenth Century Copy Petition of the Mayor and Burgesses of Totnes, Devon

      c.1590 ? - The modern synopsis of the document is . "The Rt Hon Francis Earle of Bedford Lord Lieut of Devon (note in corner that the petition must be with (?) the Lords of the Council, not the Lord Lieut.) Recites Totnes is an ancient Corporation and the Mayor and ex-Mayor are the justices of the Peace within the Borough. That the town stands on the River Dart 7 miles from Dartmouth and from thence a daily passage by water within 4 miles of Torbay a spacious bay able to receive 500 ships and about 14 hrs sail from the coast of Normandy and Brittany and well -known to the French and others by continual trade. Is required to have a magazine of 84 barrells of powder with lead and match at the town charge. The principal strength is 60 trained soldiers 40 musketeers and 20(?) cornets who are summoned to general musters sometimes 6 or 8 miles from the town and that year 20 miles leaving the town naked and indefensible. The petitioners (?) to be allowed to raise a trained band of 100 and have same privilege as Weymouth Plymouth Dartmouth and Barnstaple to choose our officers and muster only within our precincts." On watermarked paper neatly folded and bound into half calf lettered in gilt along the spine with marbled boards. Delivered contemporaneously with the Armada (1588), this petition from the good officers of Totnes reflects the continued threat from across the channel, and the need for towns along the channel coast to arm themselves sufficently. Almost certainly a contemporary copy, it would seem unlikely the original is still extant, not found in the Devon Record Office Online Catalogue Size: 4to (unfolded 390 x 300mm) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roger Collicott Books]
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        not titel

      ca. 1590. Detailierte Karte zeigt den tel Bayerns nördlich von Regensburg mit Dietfurth, Berching, Neumarkt, Schwandorf ect., altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 31,5 x 42,5. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        A Briefe Treatise of Testaments and Last Willes . . . Compiled of such lawes Ecclesiasticall and Ciuill, as be not repugnant to the lawes, customes, or statutes of this Realme, nor derogatorie to the Prerogative Royall [etc.]. S.T.C. 23547; Beale T498

      London: Printed by John Windet, 1590. Modern dark brown calf, gilt-lettered, occasional light browning, else a very good crisp copy First edition of the first work on the English law of wills, and the first work by an Englishman on English canon law, praised by J.H. Baker as "a model of clarity and scientific technique" and by David Yale as "a full and accomplished treatise

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        Aegypti Recentior Descriptio [on sheet with] Carthaginis Celeberrimi Sinus Typus

      Antwerp 1590 - Size : 320x230 (mm), 12.625x9 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        The Use of the Celestial Globe in Plano.

      - London, [By John VVindet] for Tobie Cooke, 1590. FIRST EDITION. Small 4to, ff. (iv), 43, (lacking final blank). Roman and Black letter. Woodcut printer's device on t-p (McKerrow 237), large floriated and historiated woodcut initials, woodcut head and tail pieces, "Willaim Rose his book 1735" on pastedown, "Moses Roses book" on verso of A4, "Moses Rose his book November 20 1797" on recto of E1, ms. account notes on pastedown and verso of title bleeding through onto recto, similar notes on rear fly leaves, occasional note in margins of text. T-p and verso of last dusty, t-p fore-edge slightly frayed, occasional light marginal waterstaining in upper and lower margins, the odd thumb mark and oil splash, small tear in lower blank margin of E3. A good copy, stab bound in contemporary limp vellum, vellum stubbs, binding agreeably soiled and creased. VERY RARE, only early edition of this work on the use of celestial globes. The text is in the form of a dialogue between a Scholar and Master and was intended to aid the student astronomer/ cosmographer/ navigator to recognize the stars and their constellations. It contains a table of stars listing their longitude, latitude, magnitude and constellation. There is also a description of the nova that appeared in Cassiopeia in 1572-4. This event was witnessed across Europe and attracted the attention of the best astronomers of the day, among them Tycho Brahe, who published his account in 1575. This new star initially reached the brightness of Venus. Hood recounts the various theories regarding this phenomenon (that it was one of the stars of Cassiopeia or a comet) with much of the argument centering on whether this new light moved or not. By showing that it remained fixed, Brahe proved that it was not an atmospheric disturbance, such as a comet, but a new star. While Brahe himself was not a supporter of Copernicus' theory, that the sun not the earth is at rest at the centre of the universe, his discoveries in relation to the nova made this theory easier to accept. ÊHood (fl. 1582-1598), a graduate of Cambridge, held the first English lectureship in mathematics and was one of the first popularisers of the 'new learning'. This appointment was initiated and financed in 1582 by Thomas Smith, to whom this work is dedicated, and the lectures were given in the city of London. Smith was the first Governor of the East India Company, Governor of the Muscovy Company and Treasurer of the Virginia Company and a patron of science, trade and exploration. Hood's publications, which ranged from an English translation of Ramus' 'Elements of Geometrie' to a guide for mariners, as well as his inventions of mathematical instruments, show the wide scope of mathematics as a discipline in the late C16. He also lectured on geography and navigation. He is credited with popularising astronomy and the Copernican theory in England. This is the first of his two works on the celestial globe; the second was published in 1592 ('The use of both the Globes Celestiall and Terestriall', London). In 1589 Hood was, with Hakluyt, one of the subscribers to Raleigh's Virigina Company; he invented a sector, ancestor of the slide rule and the calculating machine in 1598, the same year as Galileo.According to the present t-p, one could also buy from Mr Hood himself at his house in Abchurch Lane 'two hemispheres' (22 inch square) to use with the present text. They illustrate the various constellations and stars by human and animal figures. Regrettably however they were very rarely united with the book and where they have survived they have generally done so separately. 'There is a copy in the British Museum, the text (without the plates) being in the Library, and coloured impressions of the two planispheres in the Map Department. This is the only copy noted in the STC. Bishop adds three further copies inÊ America, i.e. Washington, New York P.L., and Charlotesville, and of these Charlottesville alone has any plate, and only the South Pola

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        Symbolorum et Emblematum ex re herbaria desumtorum centuria una collecta. (1590) --- II. ... ex animalibus quadrupedibus. (1595) --- III. ...ex volatilibus et insectis desumptorum centuria tertia collecta. (1596) --- IV....ex aquatilibus et reptilibus desumptorum centuria quarta. (1604). Mit 4 gestoch. Titelseiten und insgesamt 400 Kupfer gestoch. v. H. Sibmacher.

      Nürnberg, Typis Voegelianis 1590 - 1604.. 4 in 1 Bd. 20,5 x 15 cm. Bl. 1-4, 6 ungez. Bll., Bl. 5-102, 103 Bll., (1 Bl.), 102 Bll. (2 Bll.), 100 (1) Bll. Leder d. Zt. mit Goldfileten.. VD16

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      [Typis Voegelinianis] 1590 [1605], Nuremberg - Small quarto (5-1/4" x 7-3/4") bound in full recent antique calf with four raised bands and gilt lettering. Bound with Camerarius. Symbolorum & emblematum ex animalibus. Nuremberg, 1595. And: Camerarius. Symbolorum & emblematum ex volitatibus et insectis. Nuremberg, 1596. And: Camerarius. Symbolorum & emblematum ex aquatilibus et reptilibus. [Nuremberg?], 1604. Edited by the renowned German physician and naturalist J. Camerarius's son, Ludwig Camerarius. First Collected Edition of the four volumes, this copy lacking the general title page and five pages of preliminary matter but retaining the blanks at the end of the third and fourth parts. 102 ff.; 103 ff. [1]; [2] 102 ff. [2]; [4] 100 ff. [1]. Each volume contains an original engraved title page and 100 charming circular emblems making a total of 400 emblems employing a combined technique of etching and copper engraving depicting plants, animals, birds, and fish attributed to Hans Sibmacher with accompanying descriptive text. First published separately in 1590, the CENTURIA UNA was THE FIRST BOTANICAL EMBLEM BOOK and one of the first books to contain illustrations of plants on intaglio plates. Hunt 181; Landwehr German 166; Nissen 312. Minor dampstaining at the upper gutter extending toward the center of the page in some instances but usually quite light and never touching any emblem. Near Fine example of this lovely book [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Gierusalemme Liberata di Torquarto Tasso

      Genoa: Girolamo Bartoli, 1590. 1st Edition thus. Hardcover. Very Good. Castello, Bernardo; Agostino Caracci; Giacomo Franco. Book. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First illustrated version of "Gerusalemme Liberata". 255, 69, 40, [8] pp. With 20 plates of illustrations and illustrated title page, along with decorative tail and header elements framing each canto. Quarto, 9.5 by 7 inches or 24 by 17 cm. Brunet V 665. Gamba 948. Govi 137. (Govi, I Classici Che Hanno Fatto L'Italia, giorgio Regnani Editore, Modena 2010.) Agostino Caracci, brother of the more famous artist Annibalee Caracci -- both worked on celebrated frescos of the Palazzo Farnese in Rome -- contributed to the ornamenting of the plates to Canto 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 16, 17, 19, 20. Bound in nineteenth century vellum, with also Victorian Era marbled endpapers. Soilage scattered throughout, yet text remains attractive. Plates are also quite vivid and bright, with some soilage in their margins. Prior owner stamped an oval seal on the base margin of the plate, not touching the plate, and this impression while generally faded, also has shadow on facing page. Vellum has light soilage but remains healthy. Boards are flat -- no warping of vellum. Minor chip to title label and to place/year label, in neither case affecting gilt lettering.

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        Hariot's Virginia.] Admiranda narratio fida tamen, de commodis et incolarum ritibus Virginiae, . Anglico scripta sermone a Thoma Hariot

      Theodor De Bry, Frankfurt 1590 - Expertly bound to style in early limp vellum. Housed in a black morocco backed box. A fine copy of the De Bry first edition in Latin of Hariot's Virginia: the first eyewitness pictorial record of the American southeast and the first illustrated account wholly dedicated to any portion of what is now the United States. The publication of this work by De Bry launched what would later become known as his Grand Voyages. It is without question the most important of the series both in terms of contemporary influence and modern historical and ethnographic value. The text describes the first British colony to be established in the New World and is here united by De Bry with engravings based on watercolours by John White, a member of the expedition. This work offered the first accurate accounts and eyewitness depictions of native Americans. In 1584, Sir Walter Raleigh received a ten-year charter to establish the first permanent English settlement in Virginia and over the course of the next five years four expeditions landed at Roanoke for that purpose. The second of those expeditions included mathematician and navigator Thomas Hariot and artist and later colonial governor John White. Upon his return to London, Hariot would privately publish in 1588 A Brief and True Account of the New Found Land of Virginia (extant in only 6 known copies) which detailed the explorations and discoveries during the 1585 expedition. The following year Hakluyt would include the text in his seminal Principall Navigations . In 1589, master engraver and publisher Theodor De Bry traveled to London where he met Hakluyt, who told him of the British expeditions to Virginia and shared with him both Hariot's journal and White's watercolours from the expedition. Hakluyt suggested the publication of a series of illustrated voyages to America, beginning with Hariot/White. De Bry returned to Frankfurt and in 1590 published the work in Latin and German. John White's illustrations are among the most famous of early American images. White was the lieutenant-governor of the abortive colony, and a skilled artist. His carefully executed watercolours are remarkably accurate renderings of the Carolina Indians and their customs, costumes, rituals, hunting practices and dwellings. No other artist so carefully rendered American Indians until Karl Bodmer worked on the Missouri in the 1830s. The engravings after White are the best pictorial record of American Indians before the 19th century, while the important map within the work is the first detailed depiction of the Virginia coast and Carolina capes, showing the coast from the mouth of the Chesapeake to Wilmington, North Carolina. Arents 37; Church 140; Cumming & De Vorsey 12; European Americana 590/31; JCB I:396; Sabin 8784; Vail 7 (note). (13 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches). Engraved title to text, letterpress title to plates, engraved arms on dedication leaf, colophon leaf F6, blank D6. 1 double-page engraved map of Virginia [Burden 76, state 2], 1 engraved plate of Adam and Eve (first state with inscription "Iodocus a Winghe in / Theodore de Bry fe" and with traces or early hand-colouring), 27 engraved plates after John White. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Corpus Iuris Civilis, in quinque partes distinctum. Secunda editio priore multo auctior.

      Lyon, Bartholomäus Honorats Erben, 1590. - Folio (270 x 376 mm). (24) pp., XXIV, 2054 cols., 1 p. (With:) Codicis Iustiniani [.] repetitae praelectionis libri XII. Commentariis Dionysii Gothofredi [.] illustrati. Ibid., 1590. (16) pp., 952 cols. (With:) Authenticae seu novellae constitutiones. Ibid., 1590. (12) pp., 446 cols., (1) p., 447-458 (not: 147-158) cols., 1 bl. f. (With:) Feudorum consuetudines. Ibid., 1590. (4) pp., 78 cols., 1 p., 79-104 cols., 1 p. (With:) Tractatus ad ius varii. Ibid., 1590. (4) pp., 124 cols., 1 bl. f., (60) pp. Two title pages in red and black with woodcut printer's device. Somewhat later blindstamped pigskin on 5 raised bands with spine title. Reprint of the second edition of Denis Godefroy's (1549-1622) great Corpus iuris civilis (first published at Lyons in 1583). A complete, massive tome with all parts. - Attractive roll-tooled binding (c. 1700) somewhat rubbed; extremeties bumped. Interior shows some browning and insignificant waterstaining. Several early-18th-c. underlinings and marginalia; ms. ownership "J. Göbel" to t. p. (probably the German jurist Johann Wilhelm von Göbel [1683-1745], once collaborator of Leibniz, editor of Conring's works and professor in Helmstädt since 1741). Cf. Brunet III, 608.

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        Maris Pacifici, (quod vulgo Mar del Zur)

      Antwerp 1590 - Original and later color; some very slight restoration at margin, else excellent condition ¿One of the most important maps that appeared in the Ortelius atlases .¿ (Burden). With its two splendid cartouches and a well-detailed illustration of Magellan¿s flagship, the Victoria, this is also one of the most beautifully engraved of Ortelius¿ maps. ¿Being one of Ortelius¿ most desirable maps combined with the fact that it was not issued in the atlas until 1590, it is not as available as the various versions of his map of America¿ (Burden). The map provided some of the best mapping of the West Coast of North America before the shroud of the California-as-an-island myth descended. Wagner says that the map¿s delineation of this area ¿constitutes a distinct departure; being unlike any other map . . . published before 1589.¿ Thus, it has been surmised that this and other parts of the map were based on an unknown voyage. Burden 74; Koeman, I.C. Atlantes Neerlandici, III, p. 62; Wagner, H. Cartography of the Northwest Coast, p. 74, no. 156; van den Broecke 12.

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        Indiae Orientalis, Insularumque Adiacientium Typus (East Indies)

      Antwerp 1590 - Engraving with original hand-color. From Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Italian text on verso. Sheet size: 17 1/2 x 22 3/4". Inventory#: p1227pmat.

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        Romanae historiae Scriptores Graeci Minors: Qui Partim ab Urbe Condita, Partim ab Augusto Imperio, res Romanas Memoriae Prodiderunt (Tomus Tertius)

      Francofurdi : Apud Andreae Wecheli heredes, Claudium Marnium & ioann. Aubrium, 1590 - Probable originally published as a hardcover the front and rear boards remain as well as a very small part of the spine. The front panel is missing all of the covering while the rear has retained all of its vellum (soiled) covering, the spine is tattered but what is left has retained the vellum and just a little bit of the title. The paper is soft and has accepted soiling and dampstains, there are a number on mainly closed tears on the margins. We have not rebound this book, but left is as found only making a case to hold it. This volume may have been published in Frankfurt under the same imprint as the original two volumes which were published in 1588 version and was probably intended as a third volume of this work. There is a publisher's device depicting Pegasus with initials AW on title the title page. There are additional woodcut decorations through the text - mainly as chapter/part headings. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all domestic shipments. This book weighs nearly 12 pounds so additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Altobello Salicato, VINEGIA 1590 - [ Benevento Libri Proibiti ] (cm. 15) bella piena pergamena coeva, titolo al dorso. -cc.8nn., cc.148. manrca xilografica al frontis, testo in corsivo, fregi e capolettera ornati. Opera assai curiosa e critica verso i costumi del tempo, citata fra i Libri proibiti e ampiamente descritta dal Peignot "Dictionnaire des livres condamnes au feu" pp. 143. pregevole edizione edita dopo la morte dell'Autore e importante per la revisione del Bolognese Giovannini che ridette nuova diffusione a questa opera precedentemente stampata dal Giolito (1539-41-45-54) col titolo "piacevoli" in luogo di "Piacevolissimi" Manca a Gamba, Poggiali e british Per notizie sull'autore (1515-1570) di Benevento, vedi : De Nicastro "beneventana pinacotheca" 1720 pag.168 e Toppi "Bibliotheca napoletana" 1678 pag.221. Lieve ombreggiatura al margine di poche carte iniziali, altrimenti esemplare bello e fresco. * Adams F 954.[f48] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Examinis Concilii Tridentini, per Dom. D. Martinum Chemnicum scripti,... Teil 1 und 2 (von 4) in einem Band.

      Francofurdi ad Moenum (Frankfurt am Main): [Sigmund Feyerabend] 1590. 16 Blatt, 440 Seiten, 16 Bl. Indices; 6 Bl., 456 S., 21 Bl. Blindgeprägter Schweinsledereinband der Zeit auf Holzdeckeln mit 4 Bünden, 19,5 x 12 cm.. (berieben und bestoßen, Schließen fehlen, dort kleine Fehlstücke im Leder, auch an den Kapitalen, hinterer Deckel gebrochen und geklebt, nicht ganz fachmännische Restaurierung der Verbindung der Deckel mit dem Rücken durch Leinen, Innenfalz durch Papier verstärkt, Buchblock und Seiten an den Rändern gebräunt und teilweise brüchig, teils angerändert oder kleine Einrisse, vereinzelt braunfleckig, S. 371/72 Eckabriss ohne Textverlust, teils falsch paginiert aber vollständig, kaum sichtbares Wurmloch bis Seite 4, Anstreichungen und Marginalien von zeitgenössischer Hand, im Ganzen noch ordentlich erhalten). Martin Chemnitz (Treuenbrietzen 1522 - 1586 Braunschweig) war lutherischer Theologe und Reformator. Zunächst einer der engsten Schüler von Melanchthon, überwarf er sich aber mit diesem im Jahr 1557. Er nahm am Wormser Unionskolloquium mit den Katholiken teil, bemühte sich, Streitigkeiten zwischen den protestantischen Richtungen beizulegenund war einer der bedeutendsten Theologen der nachlutherischen Zeit. 1565 schrieb Chemnitz sein Buch über das Konzil von Trient, in dem er sich in "einer sorgfältigen und für alle Zeiten epochemachenden Kritik" mit den Konzilsbeschlüssen auseinandersetzt. Die früheste Ausgabe, die wir nachweisen konnten, stammt aus dem Jahr 1574, ADB und NDB nennen 1565-73. "Examinis Concilii Tridentini" war weit verbreitet und erschien in zahlreichen Auflagen bis ins 18. Jahrhundert. Chemnitz' "theologischer Ruhm ward durch diese Schrift weit über die Grenzen Deutschlands hinaus verbreitet." Unser vorliegendes Exemplar trägt auf der Titelei den alten handschriftlichen Besitzvermerk "Sum G.C. Lauberi Diaconi Scarini Pastoris Bieberheimensis." Ein Gu. Cf. Lauber war von 1714 bis 1721 Pfarrer in Biebernheim, heute ein Stadtteil von St. Goar (Das Evangelische Rheinland, Bd. 1, S. 335f). Von diesem Pfarrer Lauber stammen höchstwahrscheinlich auch die Anstreichungen und Marginalien in diesem Buch und das handschriftliche Verzeichnis der 25 Sitzungen des Konzils auf der Rückseite des Titels. Der geprägte Schweinslederband hat auf den Deckeln Porträts, die vorne Melanchthon und hinten Luther zeigen sollen, in der Bordüre finden sich kleine Porträts, die wahrscheinlich die Apostel darstellen. "Das Konzil von Trient (Tridentinum), das von der römisch-katholischen Kirche als 19. ökumenisches Konzil gerechnet wird, fand in vier Sitzungsperioden zwischen 1545 und 1563 statt. Hauptanlass war die Notwendigkeit, auf die Forderungen und Lehren der Reformation zu reagieren." (wikipedia). - VD 16: C 2172; ADB und NDB, alles nach der online-Version. Weitere Bilder finden Sie auf unserer Homepage.

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        "Americae Pars, Nunc Virginia Dicta" " from A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Lande of Virginia (Part I of Theodore De Bry's Great Voyages)

      Frankfurt, 1590. THE FIRST MAP OF THE EARLIEST ENGLISH COLONY IN AMERICA Copper-plate engraving: 137/8" x 181/4" References: Lloyd Arnold Brown, The World Encompassed (Baltimore, 1952), n. 240; Philip D. Burden, The Mapping of North America: A List of Printed Maps 1511-1670 (Rickmansworth, 1996), 97-98; M.B. Pritchard & H.M. Taliaferro, Degrees of Latitude: Mapping Colonial America (Williamsburg, 2002), 61. John White's map of Virginia is, in the words of Lloyd Brown, "one of the most significant cartographical milestones in colonial North American history." Published in 1590, the map depicts the area from Chesapeake Bay to Cape Lookout in present-day North Carolina. It contains the first printed use of the name Chesapeake, "Chesepiooc Sinus," as well as depicting the positions of the Indian villages in the area, and it is adorned with the Royal Arms of England. White, an English artist who accompanied Sir Walter Raleigh on his 1685 expedition to found the first British colony in America, was among the earliest Europeans to illustrate and survey this part of the New World. His map of Virginia was the most detailed view of the area that had yet been attempted, and the earliest made available to a curious public when it was published, along with Thomas Hariot's written account, in A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Lande of Virginia (the first installment of Theodore De Bry's series "Great Voyages"). Most important, it represents the earliest printed map of the first English colony in America, and became the prototype of Virginia cartography and of depictions of the Chesapeake for almost a century. . Book.

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        Kst.- Karte, b. Ortelius aus Parergon, "Aevi veteris, typvs Geographicvs".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit ( old full colour ), 1590, 31 x 44. Shirley, Mapping of the World, Nr. 176 und Abb. Plate 143. - Van den Broecke, Nr. 186; Die Karte zeigt die alte Welt. In den Ecken je eine Darstellung im Rund der Kontinente.

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        Vita Ignatii Loiolae, qui corum Societatis Jesu instituit: a Petro Ribadeneira sacredote societatis eiusdem pridem conscripta, & nun dennuo Anno 1589 Romae recognita & locupletata.

      David Sartorius, Ingoldstadt, 1590 - Ingoldstadt, David Sartorius 1590. 16,7x10,5 cm. 8 n.n. Bl., 514 S., 15 n.n. S. Index. Mit einer Holzschnittvignette auf dem Titel. Kalblederband der Zeit auf 4 Bünden über Holzdeckeln mit gold- und schwarzgeprägtem Deckelmedaillon, mehrfacher Deckelfiletierung, Eckfleurons und schönem gepunztem Ganzgoldschnitt, die Metallschliessen ausgerissen. VD 16 R2133. - Erste in Deutschland gedruckte Ausgabe. Erschien 1572 erstmals in Neapel. Ribadeneyra (1526 - 1611) gehörte, obwohl selbst nicht Gründungsmitglied des Ordens, zum engsten Umfeld von Ignatius von Loyola. Im Auftrag des Ordens bereiste er grosse Teile Europas und war wesentlich am Aufbau des Ordens in Belgien, Holland und England beteiligt. - Die ersten 50 und die letzten 30 Blatt mit Wasserrand. Die letzten 10 Blätter mit Wurmspuren am Rand. Titel alt gestempelt "Paroccii S. Pietro di Trento". Einbanddeckel fleckig. Die ursprünglichen Metallschliessen ausgerissen. Kapitale mit kleinen Fehlstellen. Sprache: Lateinisch Kalblederband der Zeit auf 4 Bünden über Holzdeckeln mit gold- und schwarzgeprägtem Deckelmedaillon, mehrfacher Deckelfiletierung, Eckfleurons und schönem gepunztem Ganzgoldschnitt, die Metallschliessen ausgerissen.

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        Discurso del’Habilidad de la Juventud

      Napoles: Horacio Saluiani, 1590. Full vellum binding with title and date hand-lettered to spine. Octavo. Early ink notation, mostly consisting of numbers, to title page, verso of title, and last few pages. Woodcut device to title page, decorative woodcut initials. 93pp. This work deals with political contrasts between youth and old age.

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        Americae pars, nunc Virginia dicta

      Frankfurt 1590 - Copper-engraved map. A seminal map of America: the first detailed depiction of the Virginia coast and Carolina capes, showing the coast from the mouth of the Chesapeake to Wilmington, North Carolina. Theodore de Bry's map of Virginia, after John White, is one of the most significant cartographical milestones in colonial North American history. It was the most accurate map drawn in the sixteenth century of any part of that continent. It became the prototype of the area long after James Moxon's map in 1671. The region of Chesapeake Bay was, however, improved by the surveying of John Smiths around 1607. This is the first map to focus on Virginia (now largely North Carolina), and records the first English attempts at colonisation in the New World. Burden states: "The map concerned depicts the area from Chesapeake Bay to Cape Lookout. It exhibits greater knowledge than on any of the surviving manuscripts. Possibly this is from knowledge gained during White's brief visit in 1587 and signifies some lost manuscripts. Here we find the first printed use of the name Chesapeake, Chesepiooc Sinus, and the second of Roanoke (the first being Mazza). It depicts the positions of the Indian villages in the area and is adorned with the Royal Arms of England. The Latter's ships are shown at sea with Indian canoes traversing the inland waters. The two native scenes shown are taken from illustrations in the book. It influenced many maps, most notably those of de Jode 1593, Wytfliet 1597 and Metellus 1598. There are three states of the map, this is the second one with a 'C' superimposed on the first letter of the village called Ehesepiooc." Cumming comments: "Although this map lacks the authenticity of White's manuscript map of approximately the same area, the addition of some names and an improvement in coastal delineation may show increased knowledge gaines in 1587-88, after the manuscript map was made. De Bry's engraving of White's watercolor map is one of the most important type maps in Carolina cartography." Stephenson & McKee state: "The new geographical information imparted by the White-de Bry engraving swept through Europe and was incorporated into maps by other publishers for at least eighty years. Roanoke Island, neighboring Indian villages, and other features are identified. In addition, the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay, Chesepiooc Sinus, is named for the first time on a published map. De Bry oriented White's map to show west at the top rather than north. This became the preferred orientation for published maps of Virginia and other eastern seaboard colonies until the eighteenth century." Burden 76; Cumming 12; Stephenson & McKee p.26 I-2.

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        Gesamtansicht ('Velitrae VVlgo Blitri').

      . altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Braun & Hogenberg, um 1590, 34,5 x 40,5. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        [Autograph letter, signed, to the President and councillors of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands].[Netherlands], 1609. Letter on 2 half-sheets (31 x 20.5 cm). In Dutch.

      Letter by Hugo de Groot supporting the impoldering of the Wijckermeer, a lake situated between Beverwijk and Assendelft, north of the IJ: now a polder of ca. 700 hectares. Grotius writes in his capacity as public prosecutor of Holland, on behalf of Gerrit (VIII) van Assendelft. Gerrit's father Cornelis van Assendeft begun constructing the "Assendelftse dijk" ca. 1590 to secure the alluvial lands that had recently silted up. The city of Haarlem and others had protested and the Court had pronounced judgment on 6 April 1591. A later annotation suggests the Supreme Court on 15 December 1609 dismissed the appeal and put off judgement until the future.The original double-leaf separated into two leaves, a bit browned and marginal waterstains. Reasonable condition.

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        New Jägerbuch: Jacoben von Fouilloux [bound with] Wolffsjagt J. von Clamorgan

      Strassburg: Bernhart Jobin, 1590. First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Tobias Stimmer and Christoph Maurer. The first separate German edition (the first was published in 1582 as part of a larger guide to hunting) of Du Fouilloux's classic Renaissance guide to hunting with dogs originally published in 1566 as La Venerie. Recently rebound in an illuminated vellum antiphonal leaf laid into what appears to be the original boards (with some repairs to the corners and with new pastedowns), new endpapers added, blanks not present. Large repair to the title with loss of a bit of text including the date (added in manuscript). A bit of worming in the right margin not touching any text, occasional foxing and a persistent but generally mild dampstain in the gutter of much of the volume. Bound with Clamorgan's popular text on wolf hunting. (6), 92, (2), 20 leaves. 68 in text woodcuts, 52 in the first section signed by Tobias Stimmer and Christoph Maurer.& & A hugely important and influential treatise on hunting that was translated into English (pirated twice), German and Italian in addition to the more than 20 French editions that appeared. Graesse (C-F) 621. Adams (for the French Edition), 1066. Size: Quarto (4to). Illustrator: Tobias Stimmer and Christoph Maurer. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043277.

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        Straßburg der fürnemmen un in aller Welt weitbekanndten Statt wahre Abcontrafactur.

      Basel ca. 1590. Gesamtansicht der Stadt Strassburg anno 1588, altkoloriert, Holzschnitt, 26 x 39. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        Hamburch ein Vornehliche Hansestat/ Lubec

      Köln ca. 1590. Karte zeigt die Stadt Hamburg und Lübeck, Aus 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 32,5 x 47. Zustand: Falz unten leicht restauriert

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        Tractatus de decimis, tam feudalibus, quam aliis, novalibusque, et quibus debeantur, atque quomodo peti, solvi, ac judicari super his oporteat, & an tolli possint, & poenascontra non solventes continentes, duorum clarissi. juriconsultorum [...]. Adiecta sunt summaria & index locupletissimus.

      Köln, Johann Gymnicus (Gymnich), sub Monocerote, 1590.. 8°. Mit Holzschn.-Druckermarke a. Titel. 2 Bll., 260 S., 16 Bll., Mod. HPgmt.. Seltene juristische Abhandlung zum Zehentrecht. - Schwach gebräunt bzw. (stock-) fleckig. - VD 16, R 471 u. T 1332; vgl. Adams R 254 (Ausg. Köln 1572); nicht im BM STC, German Books.

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        Ptolemaisch General tafel / bereissend die halbe kugel der Weldt.

      1590 - Basle, Sebastian Petri, c.1590, German edition. Coloured woodcut, printed area 260 x 340mm. Repairs at centre fold. In 1588 the woodblock for Munster's map of the Old World was replaced. It followed the same format, with Africa extending into the Terra Incognita, making the Indian Ocean landlocked, but the surrounding putti wind-heads are noticeably different, On the reverse is a decorative woodcut and a geographical diagram. SHIRLEY: World 162.

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        Monchium utriusque Bavariae civitas primar

      Antwerpen ca. 1590. Karte zeigt die Stadt München mit prachvoller Staffage der Bayrischen Löwen, Aus 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 28 x 48. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        Hemisphaerium dissectum opus geometricum: in quo obiter tractatur de maximix inscriptibilibus & minimis circumscribentibus: ratio etiam discutitur quare aliquæ propositiones non admittant solutionem per media plana vel Euclidis elementa: cum methodo novâ geometricâ quâ ad aequationem reducitur propositio de sectione hemisphærij in ratione datâ: accessit appendix de inscriptione in sphaæra coni scaleni & de superficie eius: demum cubatio cuiusdam partis cylindri dissectæ plano.Rome: Manelfo Manelfi, 1648.

      First edition, and a magnificently bound copy, of this rare Galileanum, a treatise on the calculation of the volumes of sections of the hemisphere (and of the cone and cylinder) by the method of indivisibles. White was personally acquainted with Galileo and he and his younger brother Thomas were instrumental in bringing Galileo's discoveries and opinions to the attention of British scientists, notably Francis Bacon.<br/><br/> Richard White was born to a prominent Catholic family in Essex in 1590; his mother was the daughter of the celebrated jurist Edmund Plowden. He lived for most of his life in Italy: in the preface of the present work he tells us that he first studied Aristotle in Florence (beginning with the <i>Organon</i> and thence to the <i>Physics</i>), where he came into contact with Galileo and his circle, especially Benedetto Castelli, who taught him Euclid, and Bonaventura Cavalieri, famous for his <i>Geometria indivisibilibus</i> (1635), which introduced the method of indivisibles, an important precursor of calculus. Thomas White, a Jesuit, was a prolific writer. He was acquainted with prominent British intellectuals, including Thomas Hobbes and Sir Kenelm Digby, and belonged to the Mersenne circle in Paris in the 1640s. Thomas joined his brother Richard in Italy and encouraged him to study Archimedes' writings on the sphere and cylinder, resulting in the present work. Its publication, some years later, was partly at the urging of Michelangelo Ricci. <br/><br/> Richard White was instrumental in correcting a statement made by Galileo in his theory of the tides, '<i>Discorso sul flusso e it reflusso del mare</i>,' which he submitted in the form of a private letter to Cardinal Orsini in 1616. Galileo believed that the tides were the result of the differential motions of different regions of the Earth, according to whether in a particular region the diurnal rotation of the Earth around its axis was in the same or the opposite direction as its annual rotation around the Sun; he used the analogy of a vase containing water - when the vase undergoes irregular motion the water itself acquires a motion relative to the vase. In the 1616 letter Galileo stated that the tides at Lisbon were half as frequent as those on the Mediterranean, which he explained from the fact that the Atlantic Ocean is twice as wide as the Mediterranean. These statements were omitted from the printed version in the Fourth Day of the <i>Dialogo</i> (1632), because in 1619 Richard White had informed Galileo that his data on the Lisbon tides were incorrect. In the same year White brought to England copies of Galileo's books and manuscripts, leaving them with Francis Bacon. This probably led to Bacon omitting from his <i>Instauratio magna</i> (1620) his essay on tides, 'On the ebb and flow of the seas,' written about 1611 and sent to Galileo in 1618. Bacon's essay had explained the tides as the effect on the oceans of the daily east-west motion of the Earth relative to the heavens, in opposition to Galileo's conclusion in the Orsini letter. <br/><br/> In the preface White praises Galileo as the outstanding investigator of the heavens above, the waves below (a reference to the tidal theories of the <i>Dialogo</i>), and mechanics on Earth. It is noteworthy that the book was published under license in Rome during a period in which many Italian writers found it prudent to forego any favourable reference to Galileo in their published works. <br/><br/> BL Italian, 17th cent, p. 972. OCLC lists Columbia only in US. See Stillman Drake, "Galileo in English literature of the seventeenth century," in <i>Essays on Galileo and the History and Philosophy of Science</i>, Vol. I, University of Toronto Press, 1999.. 4to, (253 x 187 mm) pp [xii], 294, [2]. Title page within double-ruled border, text within single rule, full-page woodcut coat-of-arms (probably the author's) on a4 verso and on verso of last leaf, numerous woodcut diagrams and initials in text, printed marginal notes. Contemporary vellum, spine ruled in gilt and lettered in manuscript, covers ruled in gilt and with gilt corner fleurons and large gilt arms in the centre, some damp staining to the front cover, but in all very fine and entirely unrestored

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        Le Gierusalemme Liberata con le figure di Bernardo Castello, le annotazioni di Sciio. Gentile e di Giulio Gustavini

      Genoa: Girolamo Bartoli, 1590. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Bernardo Castello; Giacomo Franco; Agostino Caracci. Bernardo Castello; Giacomo Franco; Agostino Caracci. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Finely rebound in full modern tooled leather in an antique style with added endpapers. Dampstain to the top edge of title, preliminaries and first two pages, small paper repair to the verso of the first illustration, scattered light foxing and browning - generally a clean, bright copy with fine, dark impressions of the 20 full page illustrations. 11, 255, 71, (1), 40, (6) pp. Caracci engraved the frontis and the plates for Cantos 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 16, 17, 19 and 20. "Edition tres estimée a cause des belles figures" Graesse 33T. Graesse notes examples "moins chere" where the illustrations for Cantos 4 and 5 are the same (not the case here). Adams T243 First illustrated edition. Size: Quarto (4to). Illustrator: Bernardo Castello; Giacomo Franco; Agostino Caracci. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Poetry; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 044446.

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