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        Joyfull Newes Out of the New-found Worlde. Wherein are declared, the rare and singular vertues of divers Herbs, Trees, Plates, Oyles and Stones, with their applications, as well as to the use of Phisicke, as of Chirurgery: which being well applyed, bring such present remedie for all diseases, as may seem altogther incredible: notwithstanding by practice found out to be true. Also the portrature of the said Herbs, very aptly described:. Newly corrected as by conference with the olde copies map appeare. Wherunto are added three other bookes treating of the Bezaar stone, the herb Escuerconera, the properties of Iron and Steele in Medicine, and the benefit of Snow.

      1596 - Third English edition. Wood cuts in the text.Small 4to. The Macclesfield copy. Eighteenth century mottled calf, label renewed, the first 4 and the last leaf, being shorter, possibly supplied from another copy but evidently at the time of binding.[3], 187 ll. London, E. Allde, Frampton, an En glish merchant, was imprisoned by the Inquisition for many years. This is the first of several translations he made from Spanish texts relating to the New World. It was his most successful effort, undertaken to offset the idle hours of confinement, and was printed in three editions. His readership in Britain was clearly more interested in the pharmacology offered by the newly discovered continent than the more politically and expansionists texts he later offered. Nicolas Monardes never set foot in the Americas he lived in Seville and came from and married into notable medical dynasties. A great proponent of tobacco as a panacea, he thought, amongst other ailments ,the magic herb could cure cancer. His book was an international best seller. STC, 18007; Church 253.

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        Kriegßbuch, dritter Theil, von Schantzen vnnd Befestunngen umb die Feldtläger auffzuwerffen vnd zu schlagen: auch vom Ritter vnd Reutter rechten, sampt derselben Bestallung vnd Feldt Ordnung: von vielen erweglichen Kriegss Artikeln

      Kriegsbuch, dritter Theil, von Schantzen vnnd Befestunngen umb die Feldtläger auffzuwerffen vnd zu schlagen: auch vom Ritter vnd Reutter rechten, sampt derselben Bestallung vnd Feldt Ordnung: von vielen erweglichen Kriegss Artikeln: und welcher massen Zug vnnd Schlachtordnungen zu Wasser vnd Landt angestellt, sampt aller Kriegssbefelch vnd ämpter Beschreibung. Item, der alten Teutschen, auch der Mitternächtigen vnd anderer frembden Völcker Kriegssordnung, Sitten und Gebräuch: mit eynuerleibten vielen nutzlichen Kriegssanschlägen, Listen vnd Practicken, dem Feindt damit ein vortheil abzunehmen. Sampt zeitigem Rath vnd Uberschlag gegen den Erbfeindt zugebrauchen ... Leonhart Fronsperger ... . T. 3. Getruckt zu Frankfurt am Mayn, im Jahr 1596. 6 Bll., CCLXVI Bll Blindgepr. Schweinsldr. d. Zt. auf mächtige Holzdeckel ohne Schließen mit Rückenschild. Restauriert Mit Titel u. über Hundert von Textholzschnitte u. 3 aufklappbare große Radierungen von Jost Amman mit traumhaften schönen Darstellungen von 2 Schlachten und einer Wagenburg und 143 Holzschnitte . Die Radierungen fehlen meistens. Schönes weißes, kaum fleckiges Paper, zum Ende des Werkes fehlt Blatt 219, 222 - 234, 239 - 258. Als digitale Kopien vorhanden. Sowohl einzelne Bände als auch vollständige Exemplare der Kriegsbücher sind auf dem internationalen Markt sehr selten. Eine vollständige Ausgabe des Fronsperger im Prachteinband wird derzeit beim Antiquariat Forum BV in den Niederlanden für den Preis von 18.500 angeboten. Bei mir einen weiteren Dritten Teil mit kompletten Text für 800 . Bei Leonhard Fronspergers Kriegsbuch handelt es sich um das bedeutendste Quellenwerk über das frühneuzeitliche Kriegswesen. Es beschreibt Kriegsrecht und Kriegsartikeln, Landsknechte, Wehr- und Heeresordnung, die Gefechtslehre der Truppe sowie die Verwendung der Artillerie. Das Buch behandelt aber auch die Bewaffnung, Kanonen, die Ausrüstung, das Proviantwesen sowie Feldverschanzungen und den Kampf um befestigte Plätze. Neben ausführlichen Darstellungen und Beschreibungen der Kriege wieder den Türken, enthält der letzte Teil auch Predigten von Luther gegen die Türken. Leonhard Fronsperger (ca. 1520-1575) gilt als der bedeutendste deutsche Schriftsteller des Militärwesens des 16. Jahrhunderts. 1566 wurde er im Türkenkrieg vom Kaiser zum Feldgerichtsschultheiß erhoben. Sein Kriegsbuch war sehr beliebt und enthielt derart viele als wichtig und unentbehrlich angesehene Darstellungen, dass es selbst 1819 noch nachgedruckt wurde. Jost (Jodocus) Amman (1539 - 1591) war ein Zeichner, Kupferätzer und -stecher, Formschneider, Maler und Buchautor. Der gebürtige Schweizer kam 1561 nach Nürnberg, erhielt 1577 das Bürgerrecht der Stadt und lebte dort bis zu seinem Tod. Er gilt als einer der bedeutendsten und fruchtbarsten Zeichner und Formschneider seiner Zeit. Er gab zahlreiche Bücher mit Holzschnitten heraus, unter anderem Stammbücher, Turnierbücher, Kriegsbücher, Wappenbücher, Trachtenbücher, Kräuterbücher, Arzneibücher, Tierbücher und Hebammenbücher. Außerdem schuf er Illustrationen zur Bibel, zu Ausgaben antiker und zeitgenössischer Autoren und zu Sachbüchern verschiedenster Bereiche. Das wohl bedeutendste Kriegsbuch der frühen Neuzeit, das mit den weltberühmten Kupferstichen und Textholzschnitten Jost Ammans reich geschmückt ist, ist heute äußerst selten. Die vorliegende Ausgabe wird jede Bibliothek durch einen einzigartigen Schatz bereichern! mit 500 versichert DHL 7

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        Grammatiqi suraya aw kaldayata (.)]. Grammatica Syriaca, sive Chaldaica.

      Rome, Giacomo Luna, Tipografia Medicea Orientale (in Typographia Linguarum externarum), 1596. - 4to. (44), 480 pp. Contemp. limp vellum with ms. spine title. First - and likely only - edition. The first large-scale Syriac grammar, the third ever written (following those of Caninius, 1554, and Widmanstetter, 1555). Composed by the Maronite priest Jiris Ibn Mikha'il ibn 'Amira, it was printed by the Maronite scholar Ya'qub ibn Hilal (Giacomo Luna), who worked at the Medicean Press under Raimondi and was responsible for the Arabic and Syriac publications issued between 1590 and 1594. In 1595 he started printing on his own, and possibly took over some of the types of the Vatican Press. The work is listed as a Propaganda Press imprint ("olim typis nostris impressi") in Amadatius's 1773 "Catalogus", which shows the continuity that was felt to exist between the Medicean Press, the intermediate stage of Luna and Stephanus Paulinus, and the Propaganda Press. In the preface Raimondi is mentioned as the instigator of the work. - The 24 pt Syriac "serto" types were cut in 1590 by Jean Cavaillon for the Medicean Press. In the beginning a Syriac alphabet is presented, in three different scripts: "estrangelo" (this word possibly here used for the first time), "serto", and a Nestorian script possibly in type. This Nestorian script, a cursive form of estrangelo, is introduced here for the first time. In 1633 a slightly different type-face was used for Bellarmino's Catechism. - Some browning and brownstaining throughout, as common; the first few quires loosened. 18th century library stamps to title page; bookplate of Flavio Camillo Borghese, Prince of Sulmona (1902-80), on pastedown. Quite rare; a second edition, supposedly produced in 1645 (cf. Nasrallah, p. 10), is not attested in libraries. Edit 16, CNCE 1541. Adams A 965. BM-STC Italian 356 (s. v. "Jiris"). Brunet I, 231. Zenker, p. 132, no. 1534. Smitskamp, PO 184. Vater/Jülg 388. Nestle 13. Duverdier, Impressions, 198. OCLC 7238840.

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        Raunanza de' fiumi.

      Girolamo Discepolo, 1596. In 4°, cc. (12). Frontespizio e testo all'interno di un bordo xilografico. Marca editoriale al frontespizio. Cartone moderno, lievi bruniture, ma nel complesso bella copia. RARA PRIMA EDIZIONE dedicata dal traduttore Giacomo Antonio Bianchini a Nicolò Brognonico (Verona, 1 dicembre 1595). Il poema originale latino, "Fluviorum conventus", già pubblicato da Discepolo nel corso dell'anno precedente, si trova sulle ultime 4 carte del volume, dopo la versione italiana. Poco si conosce di Flaminio Valerini, poeta Veronese del quale sono noti numerosi versi occasionali, in prevalenza indirizzati a nobili locali. Probabilmente era in buoni rapporti con diversi signori veneziani come Leonardo Mocenigo e Marino Grimani (cfr S. Maffei, Verona illustrata, Milano, 1825, III / 2, p. 428). Modifica 16, CNCE 33542 (solo 2 copie a Verona); L. e M. Carpanè Menato, Annali della Tipografia Veronese del Cinquecento, (Baden-Baden, 1989), p. 527, n. 611..

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        La Malteide. Poema composto a grado del Serenissimo Don Ranuccio Farnese

      Appresso Marc'Antonio Zaltieri,, In Venetia, 1596 - Cm. 20,5, cc. (8) 125. Grande stemma al frontespizio (stemma Farnese). Graziosa legatura settecentesca in cartonato dipinto con titoli ms. su tassello al dorso. Qualche brunitura sparsa, margine superiore sobrio, ma complessivamente esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Edizione originale, non comune di quest'opera del letterato veronese Giovanni Fratta. Opera lodata dal Tasso di cui appaiono quattro pagine iniziali di giudizio dell'opera. Cfr. Atabey: "This poem is on the retreat of the Knights of St. John from Rhodes to Malta". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Della Historia di Bologna parte prima.

      per Giovanni Rossi,, In Bologna 1596 - In-folio (cm. 28), legatura del XVIII secolo in p. pergamena rigida con titolo ms, al dorso (forellini di tarlo e un'antica riparazione); pp. [48] 612 [168] con testo inquadrato, capilettera, argomenti in cornice silografica a ogni capitolo, grande silografia n.t. che illustra il carroccio dei bolognesi, ultima carta di errata; lievi fioriture sparse, ultime carte brunite, lievissimi aloni. Edizione originale della prima parte dell'opera (la seconda fu pubblicata nel 1657, la terza solo nel 1933).In alcuni esemplari è presente una tavola posticcia con il ritratto in rame del Ghirardacci, inciso da I.A. Calvi su disegno di G. Benedetti intorno alla metà del sec. XVIII per l'edizione mai realizzata della terza parte dell'Historia; cfr. Della Historia di Bologna parte terza del R.P.M. Cherubino Ghirardacci, a cura di A. Sorbelli. Città di Castello, S. Lapi, 1932, p. LXI-LXI. Esemplare genuino. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Epistolarum Astronomicarum libri. Quorum Primus hic illustriss: et laudatiss: Principis Gulielmi Hassiae Landtgrauii ac ipsius Mathematici Literas, unaque; Responsa ad singulas complectitur.

      Uraniburg, (Ex Officina Typhographica Authoris - on colophon), 1596. 4to. Nice 19th century half calf with raised bands and gilt title-label to spine. Corners bumped, otherwise very nice. First four leaves with a bit of old ink-spotting, mostly to top of f.2, affecting headline, which is still fully legible. Otherwise an exceptionally nice, clean, and fresh copy with only the lightest of brownstaining to blank upper margin of some leaves. Ff. B(1)&2 with a neatly closed tear, affecting a few words, but to loss. Printed on somewhat primitive paper (made by Brahe himself), of varying quality, which also goes for the print (also printed by Brahe himself), which also varies in clarity and quality. (40), 309 pp. + 1 leaf with Brahe's full-page woodcut printer's device. With many tables and wodcut diagrams and illustrations in the text, two of them full-page, depiting Uranienborg (the plan on slightly larger paper, which is folded at the edge), one 2/3 page being a map of Hven (constituting the third map of Hven, here in the very first printing). The very rare first edition, first issue - printed by Brahe himself on his private press, in few copies only, on paper from his own paper mill - of this milestone of astronomical literature, containing detailed instructions for the construction of astronomical instruments. The work contains many of Brahe's seminal observations for the first time in print and also the highly important map of Hven in the first printing, which cemented Brahe as a pioneer in the technique of cartographic measurement. Friends of Brahe, in particular Henrik Rantzau, urged Brahe to publish his correspondence, which was known to contain information of crucial importance to the development of astronomy in the 16th century. Brahe accepted and began printing of his early correspondence. The printing of this is known to have started long before 1590, however - as with all of Brahe's major works from the printing-office on Hven, it took many years before the book was finished. The contents mainly consist in the letters exchanged with Landgraf Wilhelm of Hessen and his Court-astronomer, Christoffer Rothmann. Included in the book is a description written in German of the buildings and instruments found at Hven."This is the early correspondance of Brahe with the learned Landgraf William of Hesse containing detailed instructions for the construction of astronomical instruments. Brahe's observatory at Uraniborg, on the island of Hveen in Denmark, is shown; here the the last of the pre-telescope observations were made, which enabled Kepler to discover the laws of planetary motion. Printed on Brahe's private press in few copies". (Dibner)."[C]orrespondence with other scholars was an important mechanism by which Brahe communicated his results, became known to others, and managed his scholarly reputation. His letters were also used to acquire astronomical data, collaborate with others, and conduct disputes over priority and credit. In common with many scholars of the period, Brahe circulated some of his correspondence with a wider audience in manuscript. But Brahe also acknowledged the significance of letters for his astronomical enterprise by publishing the letters he exchanged with Landgrave Wilhelm IV of Hessen-Kassel and the Landgrave's astronomer, Christoph Rothmann, as the "Epistolarum astronomicarum" (1596); as this title suggests, further volumes of astronomical letters, exchanged with other correspondents, were planned and begun, but remained unfinished at Brahe's death in 1601." (Mosley). The later so famous third map of Hven is printed here for the first time. It was printed again in two years later, in Brahe's "Astronomae instauratae mechanica" and was later reproduced by Kepler, in 1627, on the title-page of his "Tabulae Rudolphinae". "The map must have been drawn at the earleist in 1592, as it shows the paper mill and system of ponds completed in that year... The 1596 map, according to the German cartographic historian Herman Richter (1939), "makes a wholly modern impression", and, in the use of triangulation, "Brahe stands out also as one of the pioneers in the technique of cartographic measurement" (Richter 1939: 58)." European Rural Landscapes, p. 216). The work proved to be highly influential and sought-after, so more copies that the very limited number of the first printing were in immediate demand. Thus, new issues appeared in 1601 and 1610. The first issue is extremely scarce in private circulation and only few copies are known on private hands. Dibner: 4; Thesaurus: 256; Lauritz Nielsen, Tycho Brahes Bogtrykkeri p. 71.; Bibl. Danica II: 61.; Houzeau & Lancaster, 7824; Poggendorff I, 273.

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        Reysen und Bottschafften, welche auff gnedigsten Befelch . Keyser Ferdinandi und Maximiliani II. Der gantzen Christenheit zu höchsten nutzen glücklich vollendet hat. 4 Bl., 536 S. Titel in Rot und Schwarz. Schlichter Pappbd d. 18. Jahrh. (berieben, Kanten teils beschabt).

      Frankfurt, Andree Wechsels Erben, 1596. - Äußerst seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe des bedeutenden Gesandtschaftsberichts in vier Briefen, gesammelt erstmals 1589 in Paris erschienen. Ogier Ghislain de Busbecq (1522 - 1592) war Diplomat in den Diensten der Habsburger in England wie in Spanien. "Im Herbst des Jahres 1554 schickt Ferdinand I. Busbecq als Botschafter zu Süleyman I. nach Konstantinopel, damit er einen Waffenstillstand mit dem Osmanischen Reich aushandele, um das geschwächte Reich der Habsburger zu entlasten. Busbecq bricht am 23. November 1554 von Wien auf und reist mit seinem Gefolge im Wagen zunächst nach Buda, von dort auf der Donau nach Belgrad, anschließend wieder auf dem Landweg über Nisch, Sofia und Adrianopel nach Konstantinopel. Am 20. Januar 1555 in Konstantinopel angekommen, findet Busbecq den Sultan jedoch nicht in seiner Residenz vor. Er erfährt, dass sich Sultan Suleiman gerade auf Reisen in Kleinasien befindet, so dass er ihm weit in den Osten, in die alte Königsstadt Amasya, nachreisen muss. Nach dreiwöchigem Warten reist Busbecq ihm über Ankara hinterher, um schließlich am 7. April 1555 in Amasya in einer Audienz mit dem Sultan einen sechsmonatigen Waffenstillstand auszuhandeln. Als er den Sultan endlich antrifft, hat dieser augenscheinlich gerade keine Lust auf Friedensgespräche und weist ihn mit den Worten 'Güzel, güzel', 'schön, schön', ab. Zum Trost schenkt er Busbecq ein paar Tulpen- und Hyazinthenzwiebeln, dazu einige Fliederpflänzchen. All dies bringt Busbecq mit nach Hause und führt diese Pflanzen unter Vermittlung seines Freundes Charles de l'Écluse (latin.: Carolus Clusius) dadurch in Westeuropa ein. Auf ihn geht die Bezeichnung der Tulpe (türkisch und persisch Lale) als Tulipam zurück: anscheinend hatte er den Namen des Turbans (türkisch tülbent), an dem Blüten oft getragen wurden, für den Namen der Pflanze selbst gehalten" (Wikipedia). Im November 1555 verlässt Busbeck Wien erneut und bricht wieder nach Konstantinopel auf, wo er bis 1562 für sechs Jahre als Botschafter in Konstantinopel wirkt. "His letters contain perhaps the most interesting of all accounts of Turkish life, and his description and analysis of the Ottoman state can hardly be superseded" (Blackmer). – Aus der Bibliothek des sachsen-weimarischen Kammerjunkers, Schriftstellers, Agrarökonomen und Gelehrten Georg August von Breitenbauch (1731-1817), mit dessen gestoch. Exlibris. Die letzten drei Blatt mit Loch im weißen Rand. Vereinzelt zeitgenöss. Anstreichungen. Gutes und breitrandiges Exemplar. Kein Exemplar im JAP seit 1950. – VD 16, B 9867; Göllner 2188; Kertbeny 1179. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Reliqua Librorum Friderici II. De arte venandi cum auibus, com Manfredi regis additionibus. Ex membranis vetustis nunc primùm edita. Albertus Magnus De Falconibus, Asturibus, Accipitribus.

      Augsburg, Ioannes Praetorius, 1596. 8vo. Bound in a beautiful red full morocco binding with five raised bands to richly gilt spine. Gilt ornamental borders to boards and centrepieces consisting in a gilt crown. All edges of boards gilt and with blind edge-decorations. Corners, hinges, and capitals neatly restored. A small stamp to title-page. Title-page browned and spotted and a - mostly vague - dampstain up until p. 36. A small repaired loss to outer blank margin of one leaf of index, far from affecting print. Otherwise internally very nice, clean and bright. (16), 414 pp. + 1 leaf with printer's device. With the large double-page woodcut illustration depicting the emperor on his throne with the two kneeling falconeers presenting their falcons to the emperor. Scarce first edition of this seminal classic on hawking and falconry, considered the best and most comprehensive treatise on the subject as well as the first real ornithology text, which has survived to the present day. The work is hailed as "the first zoological treatise written in the critical spirit of modern science" (Review of Casey Wood's new edition of the work, Stanford University Press) and arguably constitutes the greatest ornithological work of the Renaissance, paving the way for modern zoological science. Falconry was probably brought to Europe with the fall of the Roman Empire, when the Huns and Alans arrived from their eastern homelands. Though practiced in antiquity and favored in China and the Near East, falconry reached its zenith under the medieval Arabs, who probably introduced it in Sicily. Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, King of Sicily and Jerusalem, King of the Germans and Holy Roman Emperor, ruling most of what is now Italy and Germany as well as various territories around the Mediterranean (including Malta and Palestine), wrote his groundbreaking work about falconry in order to preserve the more than two-thousand-year-old cultural technique of falconry, introduced through Sicily to the rest of Europe. Based upon Arabic sources and his own intensive observations and studies about the anatomy, life, and learning patterns of the magnificent birds of prey, Frederick II compiled this monumental treatise, which in its factual and systematic presentation is unmatched in its time and still highly significant for falconry today.The astounding work is generally considered the lengthiest written work by any reigning monarch of Europe until his time and the defining standard of this unique form of hunting with birds. Appropriately, the eagle became the heraldic symbol of Frederick's Hohenstaufen dynasty as emperors - an ancient Roman ensign inherited by the Germanic peoples.The book was written in the 1240'ies and is dedicated to Frederick's son, Manfred, who later added notes to the work. The original manuscript is now lost, but other manuscript versions exist. This first printed version of the text is meticulously edited by Jean Vesler and contains both Manfred's notes and Albert the Great's treatise on hunting with falcons and hawks that he wrote during his stay in Rome. Frederick II knew of all important literature on the subject, also Arabic, and took all of this into consideration when writing his seminal treatise. However, almost all of his work is completely original and is based upon his own experiments and observations. For example, the text explains how he covered the eyes of the vultures because he wanted to find out if birds used the sense of smell while hunting and how he experimented with eggs to see if they would hatch only by the warmth of the sun. The result is a truly scientific book that rests upon facts and a scholastic work that approcahes its subject matter from Aristotle and onward, with the scepticism and minuteness necessary for establishing modern zoological science. Nissen: 333; Brunet: II:1397; Graesse II:635; Wood: 348; BMC (NH): II:615.

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        America. Pars Sexta Sive Historiae ab Hieronymo Bezono Medioalnete scriptae, sectio tertia, res nominus nobiles & admiratione planas continens,quam praecedentes duae. In hac enim reperies, qua ratione Hispani opyletissimas illas Peruani regni provincias occuparint, capt Rege Atabaliba deide orta inter ipsos Hispanos in eo regno vibilia bella. Additus est brevis teh Frotunatis insulis Comentariolus in du capita distinctus. Item ad ditiones ad singula Capita Historiam illustrantes

      Johann Wechel, 1596. Signatures: A-M in 4, N in 6, A-F (repeated) in 4, G in 6 (last blank lacking). Pages: (ii -blank), [1- engraved title page] - 77; 78-Brevis Insularum Qvae Ca /nariae ...- 83; 84-De Gallorum Expeditione / in Floridam ...- 108; [109 - same engraved title page as at beginning; with text: "Seqvvntvr Icones/ artisiciosae..." pasted on p. 108 below "Finis"]; 1-29 (plates and text on recto of each leaf, versos blank) Folio. Approximately 35 cms x 23.5 cms; map 322mms x 395 mms Illustrated with 28 copper engravings, hand coloured, two engraved title pages hand coloured, several head and tail pieces coloured, and two-page map (not coloured) cream vellum, ornately tooled in brown ink Theodorus de Bry (1528 - 27 March 1598) was an engraver, goldsmith, editor and publisher, famous for his depictions of early European expeditions to the Americas. The Spanish Inquisition forced de Bry, a Protestant, to flee his native Spanish-controlled Southern Netherlands. He moved around Europe, starting from the city of Liège in the Prince-Bishopric of Liège (where he was born and grew up), then to Strasbourg, Antwerp, London and Frankfurt, where he eventually settled. In 1590 Theodorus de Bry and his sons published a new, illustrated edition of Thomas Harriot's "A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia "about the first English settlements in North America (in modern-day North Carolina). His illustrations were based on the watercolor paintings of colonist John White. The book sold well, and the next year de Bry published a new one about the first French attempts to colonize Fort Caroline, Florida, founded by Jean Ribault and René de Laudonnière. It featured 43 illustrations based on paintings of Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues, one of the few survivors of Fort Caroline. Jacques de Moyne had planned to publish his account of his expeditions but died in 1587. According to de Bry's account, he had bought de Moyne's paintings from his widow in London and used them as a basis for the engravings. He and his son John-Theodore made adjustments to both the texts and the illustrations of the original accounts, on the one hand in function of his own understanding of Le Moyne's paintings, and, most importantly, to please potential buyers. The Latin and German editions varied markedly, in accordance with the differences in estimated readership. The verisimilitude of many of de Bry's illustrations is questionable; not least because he never crossed the Atlantic. Amerindians look like Mediterranean Europeans, and illustrations mix different tribal customs and artifacts. In addition to everyday life of the American natives, Theodore de Bry even included a few depictions of cannibalism. All in all, the vast amount of these illustrations and texts influenced the European perception of the New World, Africa, and Asia. These books or parts were called "The Grand Voyages" (14 parts) and the "Little Voyages" (also 12 parts). Girolamo Benzoni published a "History of the New World, "in 1565, describing the Spanish territories there which he spent c. 15 years exploring; a large part of his writings are based on his own experiences. de Bry's parts IV, V, and VI are from Benzoni's history. "Pars Sexta" - This part contains the third and last portion of Benzoni's "History," relating to Peru. In this volume there are also to be found a history of the Canary Islands; a history of the expedition of the French into Florida; and (pages 105-108) the petition by the widows, children, and friends of the French who had been massacred by the Spanish in 1665 [sic, i.e. 1565] Tiny stabhole from front vellum cover - H3; barely visible in first few leaves, then only by touch. Vellum covers with some wear but overall very good. First set of signatures: A1 (title page) expertly repaired lower right corner, a few small spots of abrasion of paper to first blank when coloured; verso of K2 with brown ink spot covering a couple of words; N6 with old skillful repair to lower margin; occasional faint brownish staining to margin edges throughout text pages. Second set of signatures: some repairs to several leaves, some very old but skillfully done, a couple more recent expertly done, occasional small brown spots throughout. Map of America skillfully lined quite some time ago, very minimal loss of paper at bottom center fold, upper right edge and lower left edge, a little trimmed at margins. Lacking the double page plan of Cusco (supplied in facsimile) This copy with skillful and artistic colouring of plates, title pages and many head and tail pieces, likely done by the artist Juan Jorge Peoli (1825 - 1893 aka John J. Peoli) from whose library the volume comes and has passed to his heirs [Church 158. Biblioteca Mejicana p. 51 #479]

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        Poliorceticon sive de machinis. Tormentis. Telis. Libri quinque.

      Antwerpen Plantin und Moretus, 1596, Gr.-8°, Ledereinband 25 x 18 cm. 3 Bl., 8 Bl., 267 S. (8) S. 1 Bl. 2 Druckermarken auf dem Titel u. vor letztem Blatt und 33 Textkupfern. Pergamentband der Zeit mit florarer Blindprägung u. dreiseitigem Goldschnitt mit Punzierung. - Adams L 797. Einband mit starken Gebrauchsspuren, Spiegel u. erste drei Vorsätze teilweise mit Feuchtigkeitsflecken, Alte Besitzereinträge auf Titel teilweise entfernt, innen teilweise stockfleckig oder gebräunt ohne Textbeeinträchtigung, kräftiger Abdruck der Kupferstichen, insgesamt ein seltenes u. gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Milittaria

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        Compendio delle heroiche, et gloriose attioni, et santa vita di papa Greg. XIII ... ...

      In Roma : nelle stamperia degli Accolti, MDXCVI. [Rome : Accolti, 1596]. Second edition. Quarto, later vellum ruled in red; calligraphic lettering to spine; marbled endpapers; pp [viii],120, [8]; light foxing; title with woodcut printer's device, portrait on verso; title with early inscriptions; numerous woodcut illustrations in the text, including the Jesuit seminaries in Japan, and the welcome of the 1585 Japanese embassy to Rome. The second edition, greatly expanded, of a biography of Pope Gregory XIII (1502-1585), under whose papacy important ecclesiastical ties with Asia were strengthened, notably in Japan and the Philippines. The first edition was also printed in Rome, in 1591. Just prior to his death in 1585 the Pope received in audience the young Japanese ambassadors sent to Rome by the Daimyos of Arima, Omura and Otomo. These ambassadors also attended Pope Gregory's funeral a short time later. One of the woodcuts in the present volume depicts the scene of the ambassadors' audience with the Pope, while others show the Jesuit novitiate at Usuki, the college at Funai and the seminaries at Arima and Azuchi.

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        Examinis Concilii Tridentini [...] opus integrum, quatuor partes [...]. 4 Teile in einem Band.

      Frankfurt a. M., Sigismund Feyerabend Erben für Johannes Feyerabend, 1596. Fol. Mit 4 (wiederh.) Holzschn.-Titelvignetten von Jost Amman sowie einigen Holzschn.-Vignetten u. -Initialen. Zus. ca. 930 S., Pgmt. d. Zt. m. durchzogenen Bünden u. handschriftl. Rückentitel. Spätere Ausgabe von Chemnitz\' erstmals 1566-1573 erschienenem Hauptwerk, in dem er „die Beschlüsse des Konzils von Trient einer sorgfältigen und für alle Zeiten epochemachenden Kritik unterzog“ (ADB IV, 117). - Einband etw. berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig. Vorsatzbl. m. altem Besitz- u. Schenkungsvermerk. Hinteres Vorsatzbl. m. umfangreicher, alter Anmerkung nach Matthias Hoë von Hoënegg. Etw. gebräunt, stockfleckig bzw. wasserrandig. - VD16, C 2173; IA 136.266; Adams C 1442. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Chemnitz, Examinis Concilii Tridentini, Konzil von Trient

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        DIFESA DEL CAPITOLO de' Canonici della Città di Udine.

      Gio. Battista Natolini, 1596. in-16, pp. (8), 115, leg. m. perg. post con tass. e tit. oro, piatti in cart. dec. Bella marca tipogr. al front. ripetuta anche al fine, modificata e ingrandita. Opera in cui si sostiene la precedenza del Capitolo di Udine su quello di Cividale, con la citazione di molti documenti. Molto rara, censita in sole 3 biblioteche italiane secondo l'indice SBN, composta dal lettrato e cancelliere della città di Udine (1544-1600). Prima e unica edizione. Lozzi 5674: "Bello e raro". Loescher: "Molto raro". Front. con foderatura al margine inferiore bianco, e picc. mancanza al front. dovute alla corrosione da inchiostro della antica firma di proprietà, ma per il resto ottimo esempl.

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        De animalium proprietate, ex prima editione Arsenii et libro Oxoniensi restitutus a Joanne Cornelio de Pauw, cum ejusdem animadversionibus et versione Latina Gregorii Bersmanni. Accedunt et eodem libro Oxoniensi non pauca hactenus inedita.Utrecht, Willem Schouw (colophon: printed by Pieter Muntendam), 1730. 4to. Modern gold-tooled brown half morrocco.

      Graesse V, 263; Wood, p. 518; for De Pauw: V. d. AA VI, p. 43; Biogr. Universelle XV, 143. Best edition of a poem on the characteristics of animals by the Byzantine author Manuel Philes (ca. 1275-1340), in the original Greek with Gregorius Bersman's 1596 Latin translation and commentary by the Dutch philologist Johannes Cornelis de Pauw. The text, based on Aelian and Oppian, deals mainly with birds and mammals.The present edition corrects the many errors of earlier editions and is dedicated to Abraham Gronovius, later librarian of Leiden University Library.Back of title-page with a stamp of the British Museum Library and a stamp of the library's 1831 duplicate sale. Title-page slightly soiled, otherwise in good condition.

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        A Perambulation of Kent, Conteining the Description, Hystorie, And..

      1596. London, 1596.. London, 1596. A Valuable Guide to Gavelkind and Other Legal Customs Lambarde, William [1536-1601]. A Perambulation of Kent: Conteining the Description, Hystorie, And Customes of that Shyre. Written in the Yeare 1570 by William Lambarde of Lincolnes Inne Gent: First Published in the Yeere 1576 and Now Increased and Altered After the Authors Owne Last Copie. London: By Edm. Bollifant, 1596. [x], 588, [6] pp. 2 copperplate maps, one folding, which is a bound-in facsimile. Quarto (7" x 5-1/2"). Later calf, recently rebacked and recornered, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and retained lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. A few minor scuffs to boards, light rubbing to extremities, corners lightly bumped, later owner bookplate and small bookseller ticket to front pastedown, repair to upper margin of title page, with no loss to its text or woodcut typographical border. Woodcut head-pieces and decorated initials. Light toning to text, faint dampstaining near rear of text block, brief early annotations to a few passages, light soiling to title page. $950. * Second edition. First published in 1576, the Perambulation of Kent is among the earliest and most famous of English county histories. The section on the county's customs includes much valuable information regarding gavelkind, a form of land inheritance, and other local legal practices. Lambarde is also the author of Archaionomia (1568), an important early work on Anglo-Saxon law, and Eirenarcha (1581), one of the great English manuals for justices of the peace. English Short-Title Catalogue S108239.

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        De animalium proprietate, ex prima editione Arsenii et libro Oxoniensi restitutus a Joanne Cornelio de Pauw, cum ejusdem animadversionibus et versione Latina Gregorii Bersmanni. Accedunt et eodem libro Oxoniensi non pauca hactenus inedita.Utrecht, Willem Schouw (colophon: printed by Pieter Muntendam), 1730. 4to. Modern gold-tooled brown half morrocco.

      Graesse V, 263; Wood, p. 518; for De Pauw: V. d. AA VI, p. 43; Biogr. Universelle XV, 143. Best edition of a poem on the characteristics of animals by the Byzantine author Manuel Philes (ca. 1275-1340), in the original Greek with Gregorius Bersman's 1596 Latin translation and commentary by the Dutch philologist Johannes Cornelis de Pauw. The text, based on Aelian and Oppian, deals mainly with birds and mammals.The present edition corrects the many errors of earlier editions and is dedicated to Abraham Gronovius, later librarian of Leiden University Library.Back of title-page with a stamp of the British Museum Library and a stamp of the library's 1831 duplicate sale. Title-page slightly soiled, otherwise in good condition.

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        A Perambulation of Kent, Conteining the Description, Hystorie, And...

      1596. London, 1596. A Valuable Guide to Gavelkind and Other Legal Customs Lambarde, William [1536-1601]. A Perambulation of Kent: Conteining the Description, Hystorie, And Customes of that Shyre. Written in the Yeare 1570 by William Lambarde of Lincolnes Inne Gent: First Published in the Yeere 1576 and Now Increased and Altered After the Authors Owne Last Copie. London: By Edm. Bollifant, 1596. [x], 588, [6] pp. 2 copperplate maps, one folding, which is a bound-in facsimile. Quarto (7" x 5-1/2"). Later calf, recently rebacked and recornered, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and retained lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. A few minor scuffs to boards, light rubbing to extremities, corners lightly bumped, later owner bookplate and small bookseller ticket to front pastedown, repair to upper margin of title page, with no loss to its text or woodcut typographical border. Woodcut head-pieces and decorated initials. Light toning to text, faint dampstaining near rear of text block, brief early annotations to a few passages, light soiling to title page. $950. * Second edition. First published in 1576, the Perambulation of Kent is among the earliest and most famous of English county histories. The section on the county's customs includes much valuable information regarding gavelkind, a form of land inheritance, and other local legal practices. Lambarde is also the author of Archaionomia (1568), an important early work on Anglo-Saxon law, and Eirenarcha (1581), one of the great English manuals for justices of the peace. English Short-Title Catalogue S108239.

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        Itinerario, Voyage ofte Schipvaert... naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien.

      Amsterdam: Cornelis Claesz 1596 - 1595 - 1596. 3 parts in one volume. Folio (11 6/8 x 7 1/8 inches). Gothic and roman type in double columns, four vignette title-pages: that for part 3 the twin-hemisphere world map by Jodocus Hondius (Shirley 182), engraved portrait of Linschoten, 34 double-page and/or folding engraved plates of views and two large maps of Goa and Angra dated 1595 by Johannes and Baptist van Deutecum after Linschoten (the plates bound out of order), 5 folding maps by Arnold and Hendrik van Langren, and a folding map of the world by Jan Baptist Vrient (Shirley 192), woodcut ornamental initials (some soiling and occasional minor staining, a few frayed edges, a few leaves lightly browned, scattered marginal dampstains, lacking conjugate leaf Cc2.5, a duplicate of conjugate leaf Cc1.6 bound in in its place, fol. B3 of part III with corner torn affecting pagination, small tears to center folds of the large folding plate between pp. 42 and 43 and of four of the maps, a few folds reinforced, a few minor marginal tears to the maps and the plates, the map of the coast of Africa (p. 24) defective: edges cropped with loss to border, repairs along 2 folds, one affecting the image and the text in cartouches, and probably supplied from a later edition). 17th-century speckled calf, spine in seven compartments with six raised bands, morocco lettering-piece in one (skillfully rebacked preserving the original spine, extremities scuffed). Provenance: Contemporary Dutch ownership inscription at the head of the title-page; Pierre S. du Pont III (1911-1988), Collection of Navigation. First edition of all three parts, and EXCEEDINGLY RARE. "This important work contains all the knowledge and learning related to the East and West Indies and navigations to those parts that was available at the end of the sixteenth century. It was held in such high esteem that for nearly a century a copy was given to each ship sailing to India as a guide to the sailing directions. The fact that most copies were in continual use is in no doubt the reason that FINE COPIES , EXPECIALLY WITH ALL CORRECT PLATES AND MAPS , ARE SO VERY RARE" (Hill). Linschoten travelled extensively, he went to Goa between 1583 and 1589, and joined Willem Barents's first and second voyages into the Kara Sea in 1594 and 1595, and he combined his first hand accounts with translations of original Spanish and Portuguese documents. "Linschoten's work, along with Hakluyt's, served as a direct stimulus to the building of the vast English and Dutch overseas empires" (Hill). Borba de Moraes [1983], pp. 486-7; Church 252; JCB 1 (II): pp. 344-45; "this very rare first edition" Sabin 41356. Catalogued by Kate Hunter.

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        Delineatio Omnium Orarum Totius Australis Partis Americae...; Spectacular 1596 Linschoten Map of South America

      Amsterdam: Jan Huygen van Linschoten. Map. Copperplate engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 15.25 x 21.5" This spectacular circa 1596 map of South America by Jan Huygen van Linschoten depicts the entire continent of South America with north to the right. The map includes Florida and the Caribbean. This early and important map is one of the most ornate maps of the continent ever made. Based on the work of Petrus Plancius, who inturn used Iberean sources for the coastlines, this map combines two of Plancius' maps, with exceptional detail. Although the coastlines, expecially along the Atlantic coast, show a striking departure from reality and the continent itself is bulging on the sides, several place names are included as are capes, bays, and settlements. The interiors, relatively unexplored at the time, note fictitious mountains and rivers. Several interesting vignettes throughout depicts cannibals in Brazil, Patagonian Giants and strange animals including one creature with a human face on a lion's body, with a stripped tail. Sea monsters and ships are also included in the ocean. Cartographically the map shows several speculations representing the limited knowledge of the region at the time. Terro del Fueggo, first reached by Magellan, is here shown to be part of the large speculated continent of Terra Australis that extends westward. Two elaborately ornate cartouches in the top left and bottom right include the Latin title and a Dutch description of the map. The engraver Arnold Floris van Langren identifies himself as Author et Sculptor of the map. The text describes the territories represented in the map: "Illustration of all the coasts of the whole Southern part of America called Peruviana, starting from the Rio de la Plata along the coast of Brazil, Paria, and Golden Castilia, with all the islands called the Antilles, Hispaniola, and Cuba to Cape Florida; likewise from the isthmus between Panama and Nombre de Dios, all the coasts and the land of Golden Peru, with the capital Cuzco, and its convenient harbour called Lima; likewise the coasts of Chile, and the channel or isthmus between the land of the Patagonians and Terra del fuego; likewise all the harbours, islands, cliffs, sands, deep and shallow waters, with their actual extent very accurately indicated, revised and improved in accordance with the very best Spanish maps". The map appeared in the circa 1596 edition of Linschoten's "Itinerario". In good condition with minor wear along the centerfold and original folds. Minor verso reinforcements. Jan Huyghen van Linschoten (1563 - 1611) was a Dutch historian and merchant who travelled extensively and was also the Secretary to the Portuguese Archbishop of Goa in India (at the time an important commercial and political center for the Portuguese Empire) from 1583 to 1589. Also known as 'one of the pathfinders for the first Dutch voyages to the East', his book "Itinerario: Voyage ofte schipvaert van Jan Huyghen van Linschoten naar Oost ofte Portugaels Indien", was one of the most important works for nearly a century and a copy of the book was believed to be given to every ship sailing to India as a sailing manual. This map is an important example of his work.

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        De animalium proprietate, ex prima editione Arsenii et libro Oxoniensi restitutus a Joanne Cornelio de Pauw, cum ejusdem animadversionibus et versione Latina Gregorii Bersmanni. Accedunt et eodem libro Oxoniensi non pauca hactenus inedita.Utrecht, Willem Schouw (colophon: printed by Pieter Muntendam), 1730. 4to. Modern gold-tooled brown half morrocco.

      - Graesse V, 263; Wood, p. 518; for De Pauw: V. d. AA VI, p. 43; Biogr. Universelle XV, 143. Best edition of a poem on the characteristics of animals by the Byzantine author Manuel Philes (ca. 1275-1340), in the original Greek with Gregorius Bersman's 1596 Latin translation and commentary by the Dutch philologist Johannes Cornelis de Pauw. The text, based on Aelian and Oppian, deals mainly with birds and mammals.The present edition corrects the many errors of earlier editions and is dedicated to Abraham Gronovius, later librarian of Leiden University Library.Back of title-page with a stamp of the British Museum Library and a stamp of the library's 1831 duplicate sale. Title-page slightly soiled, otherwise in good condition.

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        [Divina Comedia] Dante con l'Espositioni di Christoforo Landino, et d'Alessandro Vellutello... Con Tavole, Argomenti, & Allegorie, & riformato, riveduto, & ridotto alla sua vera Lettura, per Francesco Sansovino Fiorentino

      In Venetia [Venice]: Appresso Gio. Battista, & Gio. Bernardo Sessa, Fratelli, 1596. , 1596., Folio. Ff. [28], 163, [4], 164-392. Woodcut medallion portrait of Dante within ornamental frame on title page, and 96 woodcut illustrations (3 full-page, including 12 repetitions). Grotesque and arabesque woodcut headpieces, historiated initials, Sessa cat device on verso of last leaf. Text in italic type set within double-column commentary in Roman type. Bound in later (18th century) vellum with 19th-century red leather label (partially eroded), page edges stained red (faded), with old ink manuscript title on lower edge of text block. Binding a little soiled with short split in lower front joint. Intermittent toning to leaves, occasional marginal foxing, and light marginal dampstaining toward rear, cobweb worming to upper portion of leaves 273-293 with some loss of text, but overall a nice clean copy in a handsome, well-preserved binding. The Third Sansovino Edition. First published by the Sessa brothers in Venice in 1564, the celebrated edition of Dante edited by Francesco Sansovino (1521-1583) brings together the commentaries of Christopher Landino, originally published in Florence in 1481, and Alessandro Vellutello, which first appeared in the edition published by Francesco Marcolini in Venice, 1544. The attractive wood cuts used by the Sessas in all three folio editions are from the original blocks cut for Marcolini's 1544 edition, though the number of illustrations was increased through repetition. Adams D111. BM STC Italian p. 210. Brunet II 504. Graesse II 3 30. Mortimer, Harvard Italian 16th Century Books, 148 (for 1564 ed.).. Vellum. Very Good. Folio.

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        Analysis methodica juris pontificii Qua sub titulis decretalium antiquarum

      Mainz |(Main): henri breem, 1596. Fine. henri breem, Mainz (Main) 1596, in-8 (9x16cm), (16) et de 301 pp. et (1) (collation british library)., relié. - Analysis methodica juris Pontificii. Four sub titulis decretalium antiquarum distinctis quinque libris Short & perspicue continetur, quicquid in decretalibus, decretis, & toto iure Pontifical sparsim traditur, adiectis singulis titulis propriis axiomatibus & sententiis [.] We found an older edition of 1579 Aberdeen (Civil Center Law). Absent the BN and Brunet. Full sheepskin marine environment XIX, smooth spine with title and date line. Canon law book, the author also wrote Methodica codicis justinianei Enarratio. Friction back and fading (back turned black). Foxing. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Analysis methodica juris pontificii. Qua sub titulis decretalium antiquarum distinctis quinque libris succincte & perspicue continetur, quicquid in decretalibus, decretis, & toto iure Pontificio sparsim traditur, adiectis singulis titulis propriis axiomatibus & sententiis [.] Nous avons trouvé une édition plus ancienne de 1579 à Aberdeen (Center Civil Law). Absent à la BN et à Brunet. Reliure en pleine basane marine milieu XIXème, dos lisse avec titre et date en queue. Ouvrage de droit canon, l'auteur a également écrit Methodica codicis justinianei enarratio. Frottement au dos et décoloration (dos devenu noir). Rousseurs.

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        Kriegsßbuch - Von Kayserlichem Kriegsrechten, Malefitz und Schuldhändlen / Von Wagenburgt umd die Feldleger / Von Schantzen unnd Befestunngen

      Dritte und beste Ausgabe von Fronspergers Kriegsbuch . Die schönen und detailreichen Holzschnitte Jost Ammans geben ein reiches, fast erschöpfendes Bild des Kriegslebens jener Zeit. Vorliegend eines der sehr seltenen Exemplare mit der vollständigen Folge der 21 Radierungen, die auch "vereinzelt vorkommen und in kulturhistorischer Hinsicht sehr interessant sind" (Andresen Kriegssbuch, erster Theil. Von kayserlichen Kriegs Rechten, Malefitz und Schuldthändlen, Ordnung und Regiment sampt derselbigen vnd andern hoch oder nidrigen Befelch, Bestallung, Staht vnd Empter, zu Rossz vnd Fuss, an Geschütz und Munition, in Zug und Schlachtordnung, zu Feldt, Berg, Thal, Wasser vnd Landt, vor oder in Besatzungen, gegen oder von Feinden fürzunehmen, welcher Art, Sitten, herkommen vnd Gebrauch vnder vnd bey Regierung ... von neuwem beschrieben vnd an tag geben, durch Leonhart Fronsperger... . T. 1. Gedruckt zu Franckfurt M.D.LXXXXVI. angebunden: Kriegssbuch, ander Theil. Von Wagenburgk umb die Feldleger, wie man die schliessen, sich darein verschantzen, wider auffbrechen, vnnd ein Statt oder Festung mit vortheil Belägern, vmbschantzen vnd vntergraben soll: auch welcher gestalt Stätt, Schlösser, vnd andere Gebäuw in vnd ausserhalb Feindts nöthen nützlich mögen erbauwet, bewahrt, vnd nach notturft versehen werden: vnd was zu einem gantzen Feldzug, an Munition, Personen vnd Vnkosten gehörig. Item von allerley Geschütz vnd Feuwerwerck, nach Geometrischer art zugebrauchen: Wie man schädliche vnd Lustfeuwer werfen, den Salpeter vnd Puluer zubereiten vnd erhalten soll, vnd wie Zeughäuser verwart, erhalten, vnnd ein gewaltiger Hauff in guter Ordnung, mit nothwendigen Artickeln soll versehen vnnd regiert werden ... durch Leonhardt Fronsperger ... . T. 2. Gedruckt zu Franckfurt M.D.LXXXXVI. angebunden: Kriegssbuch, dritter Theil, von Schantzen vnnd Befestunngen umb die Feldtläger auffzuwerffen vnd zu schlagen: auch vom Ritter vnd Reutter rechten, sampt derselben Bestallung vnd Feldt Ordnung: von vielen erweglichen Kriegss Artikeln: und welcher massen Zug vnnd Schlachtordnungen zu Wasser vnd Landt angestellt, sampt aller Kriegssbefelch vnd ämpter Beschreibung. Item, der alten Teutschen, auch der Mitternächtigen vnd anderer frembden Völcker Kriegssordnung, Sitten und Gebräuch: mit eynuerleibten vielen nutzlichen Kriegssanschlägen, Listen vnd Practicken, dem Feindt damit ein vortheil abzunehmen. Sampt zeitigem Rath vnd Uberschlag gegen den Erbfeindt zugebrauchen...T.3. Getruckt zu Frankfurt am Mayn, im Jahr 1596 6, 157, 5, + 4, 159, 4 + 6, 266, 5 Blatt 3 Teile in einem Band. Großfolio. 5 Kilo !!! Mit 3 Titel u. Hunderten von Textholzschnitte u. 21 + 3 aufklappbare große Radierungen von Jost Amman - Komplett. Titelblatt von Teil 1 innen und unten hinterlegt. Die Doppelblattgroßen Radierungen zeigen ua. Schlachten, Wagenburgen und Seeschlachten. Blindgeprägter Schweinsledereinband der Zeit auf Holzdeckel mit 8 Beschlägen und beiden Schließen, Rücken am Scharnier Restauriert, hinterlegt, wohl mal aufgeplatzt. VD 16, F 3124 u. 3122-23 Jähns 550 ff. Lipperheide Qb 6 Becker, Amman S. 40. Der erste Teil vom Kriegsbuch erschien zuerst 1565 unter dem Titel "Von kayserlichen Kriegsrechten". Klassische Enzyklopädie nicht nur des Kriegswesens, sondern der Kulturgeschichte des 16. Jh. überhaupt. Von Quellenwert u. a. für das Söldnerwesen, da Fronsperger auf berühmte Condottieri wie Frundsberg und Marx Sittich zurückgreifen konnte. Zugleich prächtiges Illustratum des 16. Jh., dessen Holzschnitte "ein reiches, fast erschöpfendes Bild des Kriegslebens jener Zeit" geben (Andresen I, 360). Papier nur etwas gebräunt und kaum fleckig, sehr guter Zustand, kräftiger Druck des Textes und der Holzschnitte. Nur der Titel hat etwas gelitten, Randdefekten und altem Besitzeintrag. Die ersten 3 Blatt fingerfleckig. Letzte Blätter mit kleine Randläsuren, letztes Blatt mit der Druckermarke Knickspur, wenige Radierungen mit kleine Randläsuren. Innen sonst guterhaltenes, nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar. Sowohl einzelne Bände als auch vollständige Exemplare der Kriegsbücher sind auf dem internationalen Markt sehr selten. Eine vollständige Ausgabe des Fronsperger im Prachteinband wird derzeit beim Antiquariat Forum BV in den Niederlanden für den Preis von 18.500 angeboten. Bei Leonhard Fronspergers Kriegsbuch handelt es sich um das bedeutendste Quellenwerk über das frühneuzeitliche Kriegswesen. Es beschreibt Kriegsrecht und Kriegsartikeln, Wehr- und Heeresordnung, die Gefechtslehre der Truppe sowie die Verwendung der Artillerie. Das Buch behandelt aber auch die Bewaffnung, Kanonen, die Ausrüstung, das Proviantwesen sowie Feldverschanzungen und den Kampf um befestigte Plätze. Neben ausführlichen Darstellungen und Beschreibungen der Kriege wieder den Türken, enthält der letzte Teil auch Predigten von Luther gegen die Türken. Leonhard Fronsperger (ca. 1520-1575) gilt als der bedeutendste deutsche Schriftsteller des Militärwesens des 16. Jahrhunderts. 1566 wurde er im Türkenkrieg vom Kaiser zum Feldgerichtsschultheiß erhoben. Sein Kriegsbuch war sehr beliebt und enthielt derart viele als wichtig und unentbehrlich angesehene Darstellungen, dass es selbst 1819 noch nachgedruckt wurde. Jost (Jodocus) Amman (1539 - 1591) war ein Zeichner, Kupferätzer und -stecher, Formschneider, Maler und Buchautor. Der gebürtige Schweizer kam 1561 nach Nürnberg, erhielt 1577 das Bürgerrecht der Stadt und lebte dort bis zu seinem Tod. Er gilt als einer der bedeutendsten und fruchtbarsten Zeichner und Formschneider seiner Zeit. Er gab zahlreiche Bücher mit Holzschnitten heraus, unter anderem Stammbücher, Turnierbücher, Kriegsbücher, Wappenbücher, Trachtenbücher, Kräuterbücher, Arzneibücher, Tierbücher und Hebammenbücher. Außerdem schuf er Illustrationen zur Bibel, zu Ausgaben antiker und zeitgenössischer Autoren und zu Sachbüchern verschiedenster Bereiche. Das wohl bedeutendste Kriegsbuch der frühen Neuzeit, das mit den weltberühmten Kupferstichen und Textholzschnitten Jost Ammans reich geschmückt ist, ist heute äußerst selten. Die vorliegende Ausgabe wird jede Bibliothek durch einen einzigartigen Schatz bereichern! Deutschland kostenlos DHL Versand

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        Nuovo leggendario della vita di Maria Vergine immacolata madre di Dio et signor nostro Giesu Christo... delli santi patriarchi, & profeti dell'Antico Testamento, & delli quali si tratta, & fa mentione la Sacra Scrittura...

      Appresso Gio. Battista Ciotti, 1596. Cm. 32, pp. (28) 678. Frontespizio in rosso e nero con marchio tipografico, incisioni xilografiche all'inizio di ogni capitolo. Legatura coeva in pergamena floscia con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Tracce d'usura alla legatura (che risulta un po' stropicciata), una gora chiara all'angolo alto delle prime carte, qualche macchietta ed arrossatura sparsa. Complessivamente esemplare genuino ed in discreto stato di conservazione. gora al frontespizio e all'angolo superiore destro delle carte, arrossature. Le xilografie che presentano nudità femminili (Eva, Susanna, etc.) censurate con macchie di inchiostro.

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        DIFESA DEL CAPITOLO de’ Canonici della Città di Udine.

      Gio. Battista Natolini,, Udine, 1596 - in-16, pp. (8), 115, leg. m. perg. post con tass. e tit. oro, piatti in cart. dec. Bella marca tipogr. al front. ripetuta anche al fine, modificata e ingrandita. Opera in cui si sostiene la precedenza del Capitolo di Udine su quello di Cividale, con la citazione di molti documenti. Molto rara, censita in sole 3 biblioteche italiane secondo l'indice SBN, composta dal lettrato e cancelliere della città di Udine (1544-1600). Prima e unica edizione. Lozzi 5674: "Bello e raro". Loescher: "Molto raro". Front. con foderatura al margine inferiore bianco, e picc. mancanza al front. dovute alla corrosione da inchiostro della antica firma di proprietà, ma per il resto ottimo esempl.

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        Die Grätzer Bürger und die Franken auf der Hauptwache zu Gratz im April 1797.

      Orig.-Kupferstich von (Jean?) Mathieu. Blattgröße 36 x 47,5 cm Darstellung 26 x 38,8 cm. Seltenes Blatt des Grazer Kupferstechers unterhalb der Darstellung bezeichnet gezeichnet und gestochen in Gratz von Mathieu. - Blattränder tlw. leicht bestoßen bzw. m. kl. Knickspuren. Vereinzelt min. berieben bzw. fleckig. - Thieme/B. XXIV, 243 Zahn, Stiria illustrata 261, Nr. 1596/3.

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        Delineatio Omnium Orarum Totius Australis Partis Americae.; Spectacular 1596 Linschoten Map of South America

      Jan Huygen van Linschoten, Amsterdam - Map. Copperplate engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 15.25 x 21.5" This spectacular circa 1596 map of South America by Jan Huygen van Linschoten depicts the entire continent of South America with north to the right. The map includes Florida and the Caribbean. This early and important map is one of the most ornate maps of the continent ever made. Based on the work of Petrus Plancius, who inturn used Iberean sources for the coastlines, this map combines two of Plancius' maps, with exceptional detail. Although the coastlines, expecially along the Atlantic coast, show a striking departure from reality and the continent itself is bulging on the sides, several place names are included as are capes, bays, and settlements. The interiors, relatively unexplored at the time, note fictitious mountains and rivers. Several interesting vignettes throughout depicts cannibals in Brazil, Patagonian Giants and strange animals including one creature with a human face on a lion's body, with a stripped tail. Sea monsters and ships are also included in the ocean. Cartographically the map shows several speculations representing the limited knowledge of the region at the time. Terro del Fueggo, first reached by Magellan, is here shown to be part of the large speculated continent of Terra Australis that extends westward. Two elaborately ornate cartouches in the top left and bottom right include the Latin title and a Dutch description of the map. The engraver Arnold Floris van Langren identifies himself as Author et Sculptor of the map. The text describes the territories represented in the map: "Illustration of all the coasts of the whole Southern part of America called Peruviana, starting from the Rio de la Plata along the coast of Brazil, Paria, and Golden Castilia, with all the islands called the Antilles, Hispaniola, and Cuba to Cape Florida; likewise from the isthmus between Panama and Nombre de Dios, all the coasts and the land of Golden Peru, with the capital Cuzco, and its convenient harbour called Lima; likewise the coasts of Chile, and the channel or isthmus between the land of the Patagonians and Terra del fuego; likewise all the harbours, islands, cliffs, sands, deep and shallow waters, with their actual extent very accurately indicated, revised and improved in accordance with the very best Spanish maps". The map appeared in the circa 1596 edition of Linschoten's "Itinerario". In good condition with minor wear along the centerfold and original folds. Minor verso reinforcements. Jan Huyghen van Linschoten (1563 - 1611) was a Dutch historian and merchant who travelled extensively and was also the Secretary to the Portuguese Archbishop of Goa in India (at the time an important commercial and political center for the Portuguese Empire) from 1583 to 1589. Also known as 'one of the pathfinders for the first Dutch voyages to the East', his book "Itinerario: Voyage ofte schipvaert van Jan Huyghen van Linschoten naar Oost ofte Portugaels Indien", was one of the most important works for nearly a century and a copy of the book was believed to be given to every ship sailing to India as a sailing manual. This map is an important example of his work.

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        La morte gradita al povero ed odiosa al ricco

      1596 - Coppia di incisioni al bulino, circa 1596, firmate in lastra in basso a destra. Da un soggetto di Johannes Stradanus. Bellissime prove, impresse su carta vergata coeva, con sottili margini, lievi strappi di carta perfettamente restaurati, leggeri segni di usura all’angolo inferiore destro per il resto in buono stato di conservazione. Le due stampe sono ispirate al versetto dell’Ecclesia, XLI, 2. Esse furono eseguite rispettivamente da Jan e Raphael Sadeler a Venezia, dopo il 1596, data che risulta sul margine dell’unico disegno preparatorio dello Stradano conosciuto. Bibliografia: Hollstein XXI, p. 174, 553: p. 256, 214; Baroni Vannucchi p. 408, 703. Dimensioni 280x220. Couple of engravings, 1596 circa, signed on plate on lower right. After a subject by Johannes Stradanus. Magnificent works, printed on contemporary laid paper, with small margins, light signs of wear and tear perfectly repaired on lower right corner, otherwise in good condition. The two engravings took inspiration from a verse of Ecclesia, XLI, 2. They have been realized respectively by Jan and Raphael Sadeler in Venice, after 1596, which is the date that can be seen on Stradanus’ preliminary drawing. Dimensioni [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Descrittione di tutta l'Italia et isole pertinenti ad essa. Di fra Leandro Alberti bolognese. Nella quale si contiene il sito di essa, l'origine, e le signorie delle città, & de' castelli; co' nomiantichi, & moderni; i costumi de popoli, & le conditioni de paesi.

      Venezia Paolo Ugolino 1596. in quarto(16), (52), 495, (2) - 91, (9)4°, mm 220x150, pp. (16), (52), 495, (2) - 91, (9). Due parti in un volume legato in pergamena rigida settecentesca, titoli in oro su tassello al dorso. Buono stato di conservazione della legatura; interno con lavori di tarlo tra pagina 150-158 e 455-475, per altro esemplare genuino. Si tratta dell'ultima delle edizioni pubblicate nel cinquecento di una delle opere più fortunate dell'epoca, più di dieci edizioni nella sola seconda metà del XVI secolo.  

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        Engraved Portrait.

      - Print: 150x118 mm. Mount: 170x141 mm. Mounted on paper. Edges trimmed, but otherwise in very good condition. From Boissard's Theatrum vitae humanae (1596).

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        Opera philosophica. Editio tertia, nunc demum hac editione diligenter recognita, & mendis expurgata.Comprising:(1) Principia philosophiae.(2) Specimina philosophiae: seu Dissertatio de methodo .: dioptrice, et meteora.(3) Passiones animae, . Amsterdam, Louis & Daniel Elzevier, 1656. 3 parts in 1 volume. 4to. Part 1 with an engraved portrait of the author by Frans van Schooten, dated 1644, with a 6-line verse by Constantijn Huygens and parts 1 & 2 with numerous woodcut diagrams and other illustrations in the text (some full-page). Contemporary vellum.

      - Copinger 1369; Van Otegem, pp. 687-689 (the 3 parts pp. 270-272, 47-49, 377-379); Rahir 1222. The third edition of the Latin Opera philosophica, a cornerstone of modern Western thought by René Descartes (1596-1650), containing three of his greatest works, printed and published together: Principia philosophiae, Specimina philosophiae and Passiones animae. The Principia (Principles of Philosophy) was the first general summary of the laws of physics as we now understand them and was a major influence on Newton's Principia. It is extensively illustrated. The Specimina (Discourse of a method) is, as the English title suggests, primarily devoted to the method that one can use to gain understanding. It contains Descartes's most famous statement, "Cogito ergo sum" (I think, therefore I am). Its general discourse is followed by examples of the method applied to optics and meteorology, both extensively illustrated. The Passiones (Passions of the soul) is an innovative analysis of happiness & unhappiness, passion and ethics as physical phenomena, recognizing the benefits of all three, when not taken to excess. With an owner's monogram on the title-page and a small number of marginal annotations, both early and modern. With some water stains in the preliminaries of the first work and occasional slight browning, but still in good condition. One of the most important editions of a cornerstone of modern thought, printed and published by the Amsterdam Elzeviers in their heyday.

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        Vera effigies et delineatio Insulae Sanctae Helenae

      Amsterdam 1596 - Magnifica carta dell’isola di Sant’Elena, nell’Atlantico meridionale tratta dal celebre "Itinerario, voyage ofte schipvaert van J.H. van Linschoten naar Oost ofte Portugaels Indien". L’opera fu pubblicata nel 1596 al ritorno in Olanda dopo anni spesi nelle Indie, in particolare nella colonia portoghese di Goa, dove tra il 1583 ed il 1589 fu al servizio dell’Arcivescovo del Portogallo. Le carte del Linschoten sono basate su accurati portolani portoghesi del XVI secolo, fornendo le rotte più semplici e vantaggiose per il raggiungimento delle Indie. Sant’Elena fu un importante colonia portoghese, nella rotta per le Indie Orientali. Incisione in rame, consuete pieghe della carta, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bibliografia: Schilder, Gunter, Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica, vol VII; Tooley, Guide to Maps of Africa, p. 67. St Helena was an important early re-supply point for the Portuguese from the late 1400s, particularly on their return voyages from Asia. This map appeared in Linschoten's book. The map shows a detailed view of the island: the town, landing places, etc. Ships at anchor in the harbor fly the Portuguese standard. Three elaborate cartouches dominate the upper part of the map, one being the arms of Portugal. A large compass rose is on the bottom left of the map. The engraver for this map was Baptista van Doetechum. References: Schilder, Gunter, Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica, vol VII; Tooley, Guide to Maps of Africa, p. 67. Schilder, Gunter, Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica, vol VII; Tooley, Guide to Maps of Africa, p. 67. Dimensioni 480 310mm

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        Trattado del Debito del Cavalliero, di Pomponio Torelli Conte di Montechirugolo, Nell'Academia de' Signori Innominatidi Parma il perduto.

      Erasmo Viotti, Parma 1596 - In-4 de (4)-192-(8) ff., maroquin vert, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, armes sur les plats, gueule de taureau en écoinçon, tranches dorées (reliure du XVIIIe siècle). Superbe exemplaire de présent en maroquin vert établi au XVIIIe siècle aux armes de l'auteur Pomponio Torelli de Montechiargolo avec la devise Quel che voglio non e mortale. Edition originale dédiée au duc de Parme Ranucci Farnese avec ses armoiries sur le titre. Diplomate et poète issu d'une des principales familles de Parme Pomponio Torelli (Montechiarugolo, Parme, 1539 ? Parme 1608), fut créé chevalier par Ottavio Farnese en 1566 et envoyé en Flandre, en qualité d'ambassadeur. Gentilhomme accompli, il fut nommé précepteur du prince Ranuccio pour lequel il composa un Trattato del debito del Cavaliere en trois livres d'où émergent la philosophie et les devoirs de l'homme d'épée dans le goût du Livre du Courtisan de Castiglione. Il est par ailleurs l'auteur de cinq tragédies parmi lesquelles Mérope (1589), Tancredi (1597) qui annoncent Alfieri. Pomponio Torelli mourut le 9 avril 1608. Marque à la licorne de l'imprimeur Viotti au recto du feuillet 4 ; caractères italiques, lettres historiées. Levi & Gelli, Bibl. del duello, p. 172 ; BMSTC of Italian Books, p. 676 ; Adams, T-800. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tito

      1596 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1596. Della serie "I dodici Imperatori". Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata con filigrana "doppio cerchio e giglio", con margini, traccia di pega centrale orizzontale, piccole ossidazioni in basso, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. La serie è pubblicata a Roma dall'editore Tommaso Moneta nel 1596, su direzione per conto di Antonio Tempesta, come dimostra la scritta in basso "Antonius temp figurauit 1596". La medesima serie venne successivamente interpretata, per conto dell'editore Andrea Vaccari nel 1606, da Raffaello Schiaminossi (Bartsch XVII.235.98-110). Della raccolta di Tommaso Moneta sono conosciuti solo 3 serie complete, conservate ad Amburgo, Dresda e alla Farnesina di Roma. Opera molto rara. Ex collezione Bernfeld, Akim Gregorowitsch (Lugt 127). Etching and engraving, 1596. From the set of Twelve Caesars which was made after Tempesta in 1596, published by Tommaso Moneta in Rome. A fine impression, printed on laid paper with "double encircled fleur-de-lys " watermark, with margins, trace of horizontal central fold, otherwise in very good conditions. The plates are signed and dated: "Antonius temp figurauit 1596". So could be possible that Moneta published the set on behalf of Antonio Tempesta. Complete sets are held in Hamburg, Dresden and the Farnesina, Rome. The Raphael Schiaminossi set of Twelve Caesars (Bartsch XVII.235.98-110), which was published by Vaccari under papal privilege in Rome in 1606, is in fact a copy of the Tempesta published ten years earlier in 1596 by Tommaso Moneta. No acknowledgement of Tempesta's authorship is made in the 1606 copy. A very rare work. Ex collection Bernfeld, Akim Gregorowitsch (Lugt 127). Dimensioni 367 515mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Turcici Imperii Descriptio

      Colonia 1596 - Acquaforte e bulino, priva di firma. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, consueta piega centrale, piccole ossidazioni, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. La mappa, appartiene agli atlanti editi dalla cosiddetta Scuola Cartografica di Colonia. Per circa mezzo secolo, Colonia fu il centro più importante nella produzione cartografica cinquecentesca, dovuta principalmente a rifugiati fiamminghi ed olandesi che fuggivano dalle persecuzioni religiose. Tra i principali esponenti della Scuola, citiamo Matthaeus Quad, Johannes Metellus, Giovanni Botero e Frans Hogenberg, che ne fu il fondatore. Gli atlanti spesso venivano pubblicati in forma anonima o con l’utilizzo di alcuni pseudonimi proprio a causa dei problemi politici e religiosi che caratterizzavano il periodo storico. Jan Matal o Metellus, francese di nascita è attivo a Louvaine ed a Colonia, dove si rifugia proprio per sfuggire alle persecuzioni dei regnanti cattolici e dove muore nel 1597. Fu tra i maggiori cartografi del tempo e, insieme al Quad e al Hogenberg stesso, il principale esponente della scuola coloniese. Giovanni Botero (1544 – Torino 1617) è stato un presbitero, scrittore e filosofo italiano, autore delle Relazioni universali, un trattato di geografia politica pubblicato per la prima volta a Roma nel 1591 senza illustrazioni cartografiche. L’opera divenne subito molto importante ed oggetto di studio in tutta Europa, dando inizio praticamente allo studio della demografia. Lambert Andreas (attivo tra il 1590 ed il 1598) fu principalmente editore, tuttavia, alcune delle mappe nelle sue pubblicazioni sono a lui stesso attribuite, sebbene in maniera dubitativa. Dal punto di vista cartografico le mappe sono una derivazione delle carte pubblicate ad Anversa da Abraham Ortelius, per la prima volta nel 1570. L’intaglio delle mappe viene attribuito a Frans Hogenberg. La carta che presentiamo è tratta dall’edizione tedesca delle opere di Giovanni Botero, denominata Theatrum oder Shawspiegel, edita nel 1596 da Lambert Andreas, che nello stesso anno pubblica anche l’edizione con testo latino. La grandissima rarità dell'opere della scuola di Colonia, insieme alla scarsità di informazioni su queste mappe "segrete", contribuisce al fascino di questa importante carte, caposaldo di ogni collezione cartografica. Etching with engraving, without signature. Beautiful impression, printed on contemporary laid paper, showing the usual center fold, small spots, otherwise in excellent condition. The map belongs to the so-called atlases published by the Cartographic School of Cologne. For nearly half a century, Cologne was the most important mapmakers center in the XVI century, mainly due to Dutch and Flemish refugees fleeing religious persecution. Among the principal members of the School, include Quad Matthaeus, Johannes Metellus, Giovanni Botero and Frans Hogenberg, who was its founder. The atlases were often published anonymously or using pseudonyms precisely because of some political and religious problems that characterized the era. Jan Matal or Metellus, French-born Louvaine and is active in Cologne, where he took refuge just to escape persecution from the Catholic monarchs and where he died in 1597. He was one of the major cartographers of the time and, together with the Quad and Hogenberg itself as the leader of the Cologne school. Giovanni Botero (1544 - Turin 1617) was a priest, Italian philosopher and writer, author of universal relations, published a treatise on political geography for the first time in Rome in 1591 without cartographic illustrations. The work quickly became very important and studied throughout Europe, beginning almost to the study of demography. Andreas Lambert (active between 1590 and 1598) was primarily a publisher, however, some of the maps in its publications are attributed to himself, albeit in doubt. From the point of view cartographic maps are a derivation of the papers published by Abraham Ortelius in Antwerp, for the first

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        Germania

      Colonia 1596 - Acquaforte e bulino, priva di firma. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, consueta piega centrale, piccole ossidazioni, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. La mappa, appartiene agli atlanti editi dalla cosiddetta Scuola Cartografica di Colonia. Per circa mezzo secolo, Colonia fu il centro più importante nella produzione cartografica cinquecentesca, dovuta principalmente a rifugiati fiamminghi ed olandesi che fuggivano dalle persecuzioni religiose. Tra i principali esponenti della Scuola, citiamo Matthaeus Quad, Johannes Metellus, Giovanni Botero e Frans Hogenberg, che ne fu il fondatore. Gli atlanti spesso venivano pubblicati in forma anonima o con l’utilizzo di alcuni pseudonimi proprio a causa dei problemi politici e religiosi che caratterizzavano il periodo storico. Jan Matal o Metellus, francese di nascita è attivo a Louvaine ed a Colonia, dove si rifugia proprio per sfuggire alle persecuzioni dei regnanti cattolici e dove muore nel 1597. Fu tra i maggiori cartografi del tempo e, insieme al Quad e al Hogenberg stesso, il principale esponente della scuola coloniese. Giovanni Botero (1544 – Torino 1617) è stato un presbitero, scrittore e filosofo italiano, autore delle Relazioni universali, un trattato di geografia politica pubblicato per la prima volta a Roma nel 1591 senza illustrazioni cartografiche. L’opera divenne subito molto importante ed oggetto di studio in tutta Europa, dando inizio praticamente allo studio della demografia. Lambert Andreas (attivo tra il 1590 ed il 1598) fu principalmente editore, tuttavia, alcune delle mappe nelle sue pubblicazioni sono a lui stesso attribuite, sebbene in maniera dubitativa. Dal punto di vista cartografico le mappe sono una derivazione delle carte pubblicate ad Anversa da Abraham Ortelius, per la prima volta nel 1570. L’intaglio delle mappe viene attribuito a Frans Hogenberg. La carta che presentiamo è tratta dall’edizione tedesca delle opere di Giovanni Botero, denominata Theatrum oder Shawspiegel, edita nel 1596 da Lambert Andreas, che nello stesso anno pubblica anche l’edizione con testo latino. La grandissima rarità dell'opere della scuola di Colonia, insieme alla scarsità di informazioni su queste mappe "segrete", contribuisce al fascino di questa importante carte, caposaldo di ogni collezione cartografica. Bibliografia: Meurer, Atlantes Colonienses Die Kolner Schule der Atlas Kartographie 1570-1610, pp. 74/78, BOT 2; Ginsberg, Printed Maps of Scandinavia and the Arctic, pp.150/153, 35 & 36; Suarez, Early Mapping of Southeast Asia, pp. 186/7, 104; Burden, The Mapping of North America, p. 115, 90; Shirley, Early Printed Maps of the British Isles, p. 83, 189; Borri, L’Italia nelle antiche Carte, p. 95, 106; Walter, Japan a Cartographic Vision, 20; Tibbets, Arabia in Early Maps, p. 57, 50. Etching with engraving, without signature. Beautiful impression, printed on contemporary laid paper, showing the usual center fold, small spots, otherwise in excellent condition. The map belongs to the so-called atlases published by the Cartographic School of Cologne. For nearly half a century, Cologne was the most important mapmakers center in the XVI century, mainly due to Dutch and Flemish refugees fleeing religious persecution. Among the principal members of the School, include Quad Matthaeus, Johannes Metellus, Giovanni Botero and Frans Hogenberg, who was its founder. The atlases were often published anonymously or using pseudonyms precisely because of some political and religious problems that characterized the era. Jan Matal or Metellus, French-born Louvaine and is active in Cologne, where he took refuge just to escape persecution from the Catholic monarchs and where he died in 1597. He was one of the major cartographers of the time and, together with the Quad and Hogenberg itself as the leader of the Cologne school. Giovanni Botero (1544 - Turin 1617) was a priest, Italian philosopher and writer, author of universal relations, published a treatise on political

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