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        Theatre de l'Univers, contenant les cartes de tout le monde. Avec une brieve declaration d'icelles. Par Abraham Ortelius. Le tout reveu, amendé, & augmenté de plusieurs Cartes & declarations par le mesme autheur. M.D.XCVIII.

      A Anvers, de l'Imprimerie Plantinienne, pour Abraham Ortel, autheur mesme de ce Livre, 1598. [Colophon]. 1598 - 1 vol. grand in-folio (495 x 323 mm.) de : [6] ff., 119 cartes sur double page avec un titre et une description, [6] ff. ("Adieu de l'Aucteur au Lecteur", "Voyes, Chemins et addresses par ou et en quelle maniere les pierreries, espiceries et autres choses estranges des Asiens et Indiens sovloyent venir en noz pays : aussi côme encore aujourd'hui (en nostre temps) elles sont amenées en Europe", "Noms d'aucunes Marchandises estranges, et des Places d'ou elles nous sont icy amenees", "La Table, ou Indice des Tiltres des Cartes comprises en ce Livre", "Privilège"). Plein vélin ancien, dos à nerfs orné, plats ornés d'encadrement de frise dorée sur les plats. (Salissures et défauts d'usage à la reliure. Cassures et déchirures de papier discrètement restaurées avec renforts de papier ancien, sans manque ; quelques coins de pages émoussés, salissures plus marquées sur les premières et dernières pages.) Edition augmentée, avec le texte en français, de ce célèbre atlas dû au grand géographe hollandais Abraham Ortélius (1527-1598) qui fut surnommé le « Ptolémée de son temps ». Ortelius avait commencé sa carrière comme graveur et coloriste de cartes chez l’éditeur Plantin, puis il commença à signer sa propre production de nouveaux atlas sous, encouragé et soutenu par le grand Gerardus Mercator. L’édition originale de son atlas en 1570 comportait 53 cartes, inspirées largement de diverses sources mais marquées d’un style très personnel et enrichies d’un texte descriptif qui donnaient à son travail une uniformité sans précèdent. En 1575, Ortelius fût nommé, en reconnaissance de son talent, géographe de Philippe II d’Espagne, ce qui lui donna accès à une immense source d’informations inédites. Ainsi, l’atlas fût continuellement corrigé et augmenté dans les quarante années qui suivirent, même après sa disparition. Notre édition s’ouvre sur le célèbre texte d’introduction "Le cheval est créé pour porter et tirer, le boeuf pour arer et labourer, le chien pour chasser et garder la maison, mais l'homme pour considérer et contempler des yeux de l'entendement la disposition du monde universel". Elle comporte 42 cartes de plus que la princeps de 1572 et est aussi augmentée du supplément de 1585. L’exemplaire se compose donc, outre le titre gravé et le portrait d'Ortélius, de 119 cartes sur doubles pages dont la mappemonde et les quatre continents, le tout en purs coloris d'époque assez vifs. Bel exemplaire. 1 vol folio. Hand-coloured engraved title, hand-coloured frontispiece portrait, 119 double-page handcoloured maps. Early 17th century reused gilted vellum. Third edition, with the French text, of this monumental work by the great Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598), Dutch geographer. He started as engraver and colourer at Plantin's, and encouraged by Gerardus Mercator, he begined signing his own works. The first edition of his atlas in 1570 counted 53 maps, inspired by many different sources, but each of them were characteristic of Ortelius' manner, and enhanced with a descriptive text which give the book an unexampled unity of style. In 1575, Ortelius was appointed Geographer of Philip II of Spain, and his position gives him access to new and unpublished informations. The present edition counts 42 more maps than the princeps edition of 1572, and is also enhanced with the supplement of 1585: so it gives the engraved title, Ortelius' portrait, and 119 maps on double page including the map of the world and those of the four continents. Each plate is contemporary hand-coloured in bright hues. Fine copy of this amazing work, perhaps the one that better encapsulates contemporary European knowledge of the world. "If every home now owns an atlas of some sort, it is due ultimately to the conviction and example of Ortelius" (1). This is the third edition, with French text, of Ortelius’s monumental Theatre Oribis Terrarum, here bound with the maps of the Additamentum III. Ortelius began his career as a map engraver and colorist for the publisher Plantin, and bega

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        HABITI ANTICHI, ET MODERNI DI TUTTO IL MONDO.

      Venice: Bernardo Sessa, 1598. - [56],507 leaves. Later marbled calf; rebacked with spine laid down. Extremities lightly worn. Minor foxing. Some minor worming in bottom margin, not affecting text. Very good. In a red half morocco and cloth slipcase. Second edition of this extensive work on the costumes and peoples of the world. This edition includes a section on the Americas, not included in the first edition, rendering this edition both more complete and desirable. The work is extensively illustrated with woodcuts by Christoph Krieger, an illustration appearing on the verso of each leaf. Libro XII contains full-page woodcuts of the costumes of the inhabitants of Peru, Cusco, Mexico, Virginia and Florida, both men and women. The rest of the volume shows the costumes of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Especially interesting for its early depiction of Native Americans. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 598/112. HILER, p.873 (1st ed.). EDIT 16 CNCE 29586. SABIN 98732.

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        La Florida/Peruviae Auriferae Regionis Typus/Guastecan (Florida/Peru/Eastern Mexico

      Antwerp 1598 - Three maps on one plate with original hand-coloring. French text on verso. Sheet size: 17 7/8 x 22 1/8". Inventory#: p743pmat.

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        Apvliae Qvae Olim Iapy: Gia. Nova Co: Rographia

      Antwerp 1598 - This is the first state of the mapA charming depiction of the southern tip of Italy, Size : 310x220 (mm), 12.25x8.625 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring, 0

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        PataviniTerrito Rii Corographia. Iac Castaldo Avct

      Antwerp 1598 - Latin text on versoThis is the first state of the map.The map depicts the city of Venice and the surrounding area., Size : 310x220 (mm), 12.25x8.625 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring, 0

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        Septentrionalium Regionum Descrip. (The Arctic/Scandinavia)

      Antwerp 1598 - Engraving with original hand-color. Latin text on verso. Sheet size: 16 x 21". Inventory#: p1287pmat.

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        I casi degl'huomini illustri. Di messer Giovan Boccaccio. tradotti . in volgare per M. Giuseppe Betussi. Con vna nuoua giunta fatta per Messer Francesco Serdonati.

      Per Filippo Giunti 1598 - - Per Filippo Giunti, In Fiiorenza (Florence) 1598, In 8 (10,5x16,5), (32) 828pp. (50), relié. - Edition originale. Rare. Impression Florentine en Italiques. Demi Basane noire milieu XIXe. Auteur, titre et date dorées. Frottements. Exemplaire frais. Cette oeuvre de Boccace a été originellement écrite en latin, De casibus virorum illustrium, c'est à dire Les hommes illustres. Sous l'influence de Petrarque, Boccace revint au latin dans la dernière partie de son oeuvre (entre 1365 et 1366) et abandonna le toscan pour lequel il avait tant fait. C'est durant cette période qu'il compose des biographie et des traités tel que De genealogia deorum, qui rassemble pour la première fois toutes les notions mythologiques. L'ouvrage é été dédié à Cosimo de Medici. Ces hommes illustres font la part belle à l'Antiquité grecque et romaine (Les premières copies de l'Iliade et de l'Odyssée sont dues à Boccace, qui les fit venir de Grèce.) et à l'Ancien Testament. Parmi les personnages on remarque Agamemnon, Cadmus, Jocaste, Priam, Saul, Atalie, Xerxes, Alcibiade, Ciceron, Cleopâtre, Brunehilde. Certains portraits sont suivis d'une reflexion sur les abus de la tyrannie ou de la passion, de la richesse, ou autre excès. (32) 828pp. (50) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De militia romana libri quinque, commentarius ad Polybium. Editio nova, aucta varie & castigata.

      Antverpiae, ex officina Plantiniana, apud Ioannem Moretum, 1598. - Small 4to. 366 pp. With engr. title vignette, 8 wood-engr. plates (incl. 1 fold., 3 half-page). Hardcover. 20th century full vellum, red paper edges. Good. (Old lib. stamp on verso title; early black & later red ink underl./marks almost throughout the book; occas. waterstained, also affecting a few plates). * BOUND WITH: Idem, Analecta sive observationes reliquae ad militiam et hosce libros. (Antv., 1598. XXIX+(5) pp., with engr. title-vign. & 4 wood-engr. ills). BOUND WITH: Idem, Poliorceticon sive de machinis tormentis telis libri quinque. Editio altera, correcta & aucta. (Antv., 1599. 218+(5) pp., with 35 plates, incl. 10 half-page). BOUND WITH: Idem, Admiranda, sive de magnitudine Romana libri quattuor. Secunda ed. correctior, auctiórque. (Antv., 1599. 209+(6) pp., with engr. title-vign. Paper partly browned/waterst.). BOUND WITH: Idem, Saturnalium sermonum libri duo, qui de gladiatoribus. Editio ultima, auctior & ornatior. (Antv., 1598. 130+(4) pp., with engr. title-vign. and no plates). FIVE VOLS. BOUND TOGETHER, all published by Plantin/Moretus. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE PETIT VOYAGES, PARTS I - X].

      Frankfurt. -1613. 1598 - Ten parts bound in three volumes. Collations below. Small folio. Contemporary calf, boards ruled and tooled in gilt, spines gilt, gilt morocco labels, raised bands. Boards lightly rubbed, hinges cracking but sound. Bookplates on front pastedowns, an occasional blindstamp (see below). A few plates shaved along the foredge. An occasional tanned leaf, but generally quite clean and neat internally. Very good. The Macclesfield set, with their armorial bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume, and an occasional small armorial blindstamp at the head of a titlepage, plate, or text leaf. A complete set of the first ten parts of the first Latin edition of the PETIT VOYAGES of De Bry, one of the grandest collections of voyages published in the Age of Discovery, with all of the hundreds of maps and plates, as detailed below. This series of voyages, devoted mainly (but not entirely) to the East Indies, was issued concurrently with the same publishers' GRAND VOYAGES, which are primarily devoted to the Americas. The present set is without parts XI and XII (the latter so rare that even Church lacked much of the text), and the appendix to Part I, also a legendary rarity. Both of these parts were issued by a different publisher in 1625 and 1628, long after the rest of the series. Almost all sets lack some plates and maps, and assembling complete copies has been a passion of collectors since the beginning of the collecting of voyages in the early 19th century. A number of the maps and plates are highly prized individually, which has contributed to parts being disassembled. The PETIT VOYAGES comprise probably the greatest single collection of material on early voyages to the East Indies, and are unique in their extraordinary wealth of cartographical and visual material on Africa, India, the Spice Islands, and South Asia. The De Brys' intention as publishers to present an illustrated record sets them apart from other, textual voyage collections such as Ramusio or Hakluyt. They are a cornerstone of any serious library of travels and voyages. The collations of the parts in the present set agree with those given in Church for the first Latin editions of each part, with parts III and IX being the second issues of the first edition. Full titles and bibliographical details can be found in Church. A summary of the parts and their contents follow: Part I, VERA DESCRIPTIO REGNI AFRICANI, 1598. First edition. Fourteen plates and two maps (on three sheets). Fillipo Pigafetta's description of the Congo, describing Odoardo Lopez' voyage there in 1578, probably the most important early description of central Africa. CHURCH 205. Part II, PARS INDIAE ORIENTALIS, IN QU JOHAN. HUGONIS LINTSCOTANI NAVIGATIO IN ORIENTEM, 1599. First edition. Thirty-nine plates, three maps, and portrait of Linschoten at the head of the preface. Linschoten's famous voyages to the East of 1583-92 were published by De Bry the year after they first appeared as a separate book. CHURCH 207. Part III, TERTIA PARS INDIAE ORIENTALIS., 1601. First edition, second issue, without the map of Nova Zembla on the verso of plate 58. Sixty plates and three maps. In this copy the plates are bound before the text. The large folding map, "Descriptio Hydrographica," shows the eastern hemisphere and the routes to the east around Africa. This is a highly important piece of cartography. Included are the rest of Linschoten, Cornelius de Houtman's pioneering voyage to the East Indies of 1595-97 (instrumental in opening the spice trade to the Dutch), and Gerit de Veer's voyage in search of a northeast passage in 1594-96. The plates show scenes in the East, as well as Veer's horrible experiences in Spitzbergen, where his expedition was attacked by polar bears. CHURCH 209. Part IV, PARS QUARTA INDIAE ORIENTALIS., 1601. First edition. Twenty-one plates (image in plate 20 printed upside down). Linschoten and Houtman's voyages concluded, and the voyage of Jacob von Neck and Wybrandt van Warwijck to the East In

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        Descriptionis Ptolemaicae augmentum, sive Occidentis notitia commentario illustrata.

      Gerard Rivius, Louvain 1598 - Folio (11 7/8 x 7 5/8 inches). Roman and italic types, engraved title-page within fine historiated architectectural border, 19 double-page engraved maps (including a world map and 18 regional maps of the Americas), woodcut initials and head- and tailpieces (one insignificant marginal repair, occasional faint dampstains at lower margins). Contemporary pigskin over paste-board, covers elaborately decorated with a broad border of blind architectural roll-tools, surrounding small putti and floral tools and a central arabesque medallion on the front cover, and the ecclesiastical arms of a Bishop on the back cover, the spine in six compartments with five raised bands, with the title in manuscript in one (small early repair at the head of the spine, traces of two pairs of ties, lightly soiled, extremities a bit scuffed). Provenance: 18th-century inscription "Geogr[aphy] III" on front paste-down; David Parsons (Collection of Voyages and Travels). ".as important in the history of the earliest cartography of the new world, as Ptolemy's maps are in the study of the old" (Phillips). An exceptional copy in a fine contemporary binding of "the earliest distinctively American atlas. It is as important in the history of the earliest cartography of the new world, as Ptolemy's maps are in the study of the old" (Phillips). Second edition, Rivius issue (edition shared with Johann Bogard). The maps are fine, early impressions: "Nova Francia et Canada," "Norumbega et Virginia," "Limes Occidentis," "Peruani regni descriptio," and "Chica sive Patagonica" all carry the date of 1597. First published by Johann Bogard in 1597. Cornelis van Wytfliet, secretary to the Council of Brabant, called his atlas of the New World a supplement to Ptolemy's "Geography", although the two works are actually quite separate. Dedicated to King Philip III of Spain, and covering the history of the first European encounters with the New World, its geography, and natural history, Wyfliet used as his source the works of Acosta, Hakluyt, de Bry and Ramusio. The fine maps, by an unknown engraver, include a double-hemispherical world map (Shirley 207) based on Rumold Mercator's influential 1587 map, eight maps of North America (Burden 100-107), ten maps of South America (Chile, Peru, two maps of Brazil, present-day Colombia and Venezuala, the northernmost coast of South America with the neighbouring Caribbean islands, Hispaniola, Cuba and Jamaica, and two maps of Central America), and one of Antarctica and are for many of the regions the earliest separate printed maps. Among the North American maps are the first map to use "Canada" in its title, the first printed map of central Canada, the first printed map devoted to California and the present-day Southwest of the US (embellished with a number of fanciful place names, based on Spanish sources); one of only three 16th-century printed maps of Florida, which includes surrounding regions such as Cuba and the coast north to the Outer Banks, and which is one of the few 16th-century maps of America to record any geographical information on inland areas; and the map "Norumbega et Virginia," only the second printed map to use the name Virginia, and which remained the most accurate map of the East Coast from the Carolinas to Canada until the publication of de Laet's map of the same area in 1630. Wytfliet's atlas was an immediate success, and six further editions, including three with French text, were published within the next two decades. Bogard issued two editions in 1597, the second correcting errors of pagination and with the maps bound in with the related sections of text. Borba de Moraes 2:381; European Americana 598/122; Donald C. Gallup, "Wytfliet's Descriptionis Ptolemaicae Augmentum" in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 76.1 (1982): 66-7; Koeman (Wyt) 2; Phillips, "Atlases" 3645; Sabin 105697; cf. Burden, "North America" 100-107, Shirley, "World" 207. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see i

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        "Tabulam hanc Aegypti. . ." from the English text edition of Jan Huygen Van Linschoten's Itinerario

      London: Filippo Pigafetta, 1598. THE PIGAFETTA MAP OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT Copperplate engraving Paper size: 22 1/4" x 16" Framed size: 33 1/2" x 27 1/2" References: R. V. Tooley, Maps and Map-makers (New York, 1961) 98; J. Potter, Country Life Book of Antique Maps (London, 1988) 113; and O. I. Norwich, Norwich's Maps of Africa, revised and edited by J. C. Stone (Norwich VT, 1997) 23-24, 31. . Book.

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        America. Kupferstichkarte von Gioseppe Rosatio (Giuseppe Rosaccio) aus G. Botero. 1598. 19 x 26,5 cm.

      1598. . Karte von Nord- und Südamerika mit umlaufender Zahlenskala.- Zwei kleine Wurmlöcher im Atlantik.

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        Chica Sive Patagonia et Australis Terra

      Cologne:. 1598.. Extremely rare and early map of the Southern Hemisphere that attempts to define the assumed Great South land mass, including today's Australia, Antarctica, Indonesia, South Africa & Argentina. The top of the map has an interesting Mercator projection of Patagonia achingly close to a large land mass "Terrae Australis Pars". C. Della Victoria and the illustration of Magellan's ship the Victoria bears witness to his discovery of the strait that now bears his name. Below is a polar projection of a great south land entitled "Terra Australis". Within the Antarctic Circle, termed "Terra Incognitia" is an array of mountains and 3 large named rivers. Part of the coast (actually the north coast of Australia) is marked with Marco Polo's kingdoms of Beach, Lucach and Maletur. This is a German re- engraving of the Wytfliet Map dated 1597 (Spence 3010), but is much rare than it (see discussion below). German text on the verso with the header "Chica" above one page. The Quad map of a year later (Spence 3011) included the addition of "Fretum Magellanicum" at the Straights. (see Tooley plt 102).Oddly, the Metellus is not in Spence, but should be between 3010 and 3011. See Schilder fig. 6 for the Wyfliet map. Copper engraving, 22 x 28.5 cms."Wytfliet and Metellus produced the first separate printed maps of the Southern Hemisphere. Both are foundation maps of America and Australia. The Wytfliet is known to have been produced in 1597, the Metellus, which is much rarer and seldom available on the market, is usually dated 1598 but some scholars have argued the possibility that it may precede the Wytfliet. The Metellus is acknowledged as, by far, the finer engraving of the two, which, along with its rarity and importance, makes it a focal point of any collection of early American and Australian maps." (After Casten). "As with the Cornelis Wytfliet a year earlier this publication contained a set of maps relating to the Americas only. All but one are derived from the Wytfliet. These were used to illustrate the German edition of José de Acosta's 'De Natura Nova Orbis', first published in Salamanca, 1588. Acosta was a Spanish Jesuit missionary, historian and cosmographer. The maps, however, are attributed to Johannes Matalius Metellus (Jean Matal in his native French), a very well respected geographer of his day. In the 'America sive Novus Orbis' of 1600, he is named as the cartographer of the maps but, most probably, did not see their completion as he died in 1597. The work was finished by a friend, Meurer identifies him as Conrad Loew, a pseudonym for Matthias Quad. Born in Burgundy, 1520, Metellus spent much of his working life in Louvain where, of course, the Wytfliet atlas was published. However, he spent his last years in Cologne, dying in 1597. This leads us to the possibility thet the Metellus actually pre-dates the Wytfliet as the first atlas concentrating on America. A number of questions are posed. Is there an earlier edition still unknown, as all issues are extremely rare ? Is Metellus the true author of the Wytfliet maps? All issues have text on the back, and are extremely rare." (Burden on the Conibas map) Only a handful examples of the Metellus books are known, see Burden 115 for a list of locations.

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        Hschn.- Karte, aus Seb. Münster, "Die erst General Tafel/Beschreibung vnd den Circkel des gantzen Erdtrichs vnd Meers innhaltende".

      . 1598, 31 x 36. Shirley, Mapping of the World, Nr. 163, m. Abb. S. 185 (= Plate 134 ). - Ders. dort: "...modern world map .. ...after Ortelius ...". Die Karte erschien erstmals 1588. Deutsche Ausgabe in gutem Druck aus dem Jahr 1598. - Gerahmt.

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        CATECHISMUS EX DECRETO SACROSANCTI TRIDENTINI

      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa blanda. Venecia. 1598. 32f+736Pag. 16X12. Antiquisima Obra de catecismo con infinidad de grabados en su interior. Encuadernacion fatigada. Ref 5.2 Biblioteca AD.

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        Kst.- Karte, n. I. Hondius aus Langenes/ Bertius "Caert Thresoor" bei Nicolai in Amsterdam, "Typus Orbis Terrarum".

      . kol., 1598, 8,5 x 12,2. Shirley, Mapping of the World, Nr. 211. Weltkarte nach Ortelius. Sie erschien ab 1598 in dem Atlas von Barent Langenes bis zum Jahr 1650. - Gerahmt

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        Chica Sive Patagonia et Australis Terra.

      Cologne: 1598 - Extremely rare and early map of the Southern Hemisphere that attempts to define the assumed Great South land mass, including today's Australia, Antarctica, Indonesia, South Africa & Argentina. The top of the map has an interesting Mercator projection of Patagonia achingly close to a large land mass "Terrae Australis Pars". C. Della Victoria and the illustration of Magellan's ship the Victoria bears witness to his discovery of the strait that now bears his name. Below is a polar projection of a great south land entitled "Terra Australis". Within the Antarctic Circle, termed "Terra Incognitia" is an array of mountains and 3 large named rivers. Part of the coast (actually the north coast of Australia) is marked with Marco Polo's kingdoms of Beach, Lucach and Maletur. This is a German re- engraving of the Wytfliet Map dated 1597 (Spence 3010), but is much rare than it (see discussion below). German text on the verso with the header "Chica" above one page. The Quad map of a year later (Spence 3011) included the addition of "Fretum Magellanicum" at the Straights. (see Tooley plt 102). Oddly, the Metellus is not in Spence, but should be between 3010 and 3011. See Schilder fig. 6 for the Wyfliet map. Copper engraving, 22 x 28.5 cms."Wytfliet and Metellus produced the first separate printed maps of the Southern Hemisphere. Both are foundation maps of America and Australia. The Wytfliet is known to have been produced in 1597, the Metellus, which is much rarer and seldom available on the market, is usually dated 1598 but some scholars have argued the possibility that it may precede the Wytfliet. The Metellus is acknowledged as, by far, the finer engraving of the two, which, along with its rarity and importance, makes it a focal point of any collection of early American and Australian maps." (After Casten). "As with the Cornelis Wytfliet a year earlier this publication contained a set of maps relating to the Americas only. All but one are derived from the Wytfliet. These were used to illustrate the German edition of José de Acosta's 'De Natura Nova Orbis', first published in Salamanca, 1588. Acosta was a Spanish Jesuit missionary, historian and cosmographer. The maps, however, are attributed to Johannes Matalius Metellus (Jean Matal in his native French), a very well respected geographer of his day. In the 'America sive Novus Orbis' of 1600, he is named as the cartographer of the maps but, most probably, did not see their completion as he died in 1597. The work was finished by a friend, Meurer identifies him as Conrad Loew, a pseudonym for Matthias Quad. Born in Burgundy, 1520, Metellus spent much of his working life in Louvain where, of course, the Wytfliet atlas was published. However, he spent his last years in Cologne, dying in 1597. This leads us to the possibility thet the Metellus actually pre-dates the Wytfliet as the first atlas concentrating on America. A number of questions are posed. Is there an earlier edition still unknown, as all issues are extremely rare ? Is Metellus the true author of the Wytfliet maps? All issues have text on the back, and are extremely rare." (Burden on the Conibas map) Only a handful examples of the Metellus books are known, see Burden 115 for a list of locations.

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        [Autograph letter in Dutch, signed, addressed to the Admiralty at Middelburg or Rotterdam.] On board the ship The Maid of Dordrecht, before Mardijk, 31 July 1642. Folio (31 x 20 cm). Letter written in brown ink on a folio bifolium, with the text on p. 1 (pp. 2-3 blank), originally folded 3 more times for sending (to 8 x 10 cm) with the address on one side and Tromp's red wax armorial seal (helmed and mantled, only the upper part surviving) on the other (now both p. 4), perforated below the seal through all 16 layers, for a ribbon or cord that does not survive.

      Autograph letter by the legendary Admiral Maarten Harpertz. Tromp (1598-1653), commander of the Dutch fleet, written on his ship De Maecht van Dort (The Maid of Dordrecht) in the English Channel near Mardijck, near Dunkirk (the Spanish had built a fort at Mardijk in 1620, demolished 1655) and addressed to the Dutch Admiralty at "Middelburg or Rotterdam" (it apparently went to Middelburg). The body of the letter contains only 10 lines but contains valuable information about Tromp's naval activities, informing the Admiralty that with the bearer of the letter he is sending them ten English ships and their captains that Tromp had captured, following the instructions sent to him on 9 July. He asks the Admiralty to take them and dispose of them as they see fit. He also asks them to send the bearer back to him immediately, as they need him urgently and the tides cannot wait. In very good condition.

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        De Concessione Feudi Tractatus, Cum Additionibus, Summariis

      1598. Scarce Sixteenth-Century Treatise on Investiture Gregorio, Pietro di [c. 1480-1533]. Mastrillo, Garzia (d.1620), Index. De Concessione Feudi Tractatus: Cum Additionibus, Summariis, Argumentis, Ac Indice Don Garsiae Mastrilli Iureconsulti Eiusdem Authoris Pronepotis. Palermo: Apud Io. Antonium de Franciscis, 1598. [viii], 288 [i.e. 294], 30 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (11" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary flexible vellum, red and green lettering pieces to spine. Corners and spine ends bumped, a few minor inkspots, some rubbing to edges of lettering pieces. Title page, with woodcut arms, printed in red and black, woodcut decorated initials. Light toning to text, a few leaves somewhat darker, faint dampstaining to margins, internally clean. A handsome copy. * First edition. This is a study of the laws concerning the transfer of land from an overlord to a vassal (investiture) in Sicily, the governed under the Crown of Aragon, which included most of southern Italy. Gregorio, a lawyer from Messina, is not to be confused with the French jurist Pierre Gregoire [1540-1617]. A second edition was published in 1600, a reprint of the first edition in 2002. All three are scarce. In North America OCLC locates 1 copy of the first edition (at the Library of Congress), 1 copy of the second edition (at Harvard Law School) and two copies of the 2002 reprint (at Harvard Law School and UC-Berkeley). Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        (Vademecum. Der ander Teil des Künstlichen) Newen Artzneybuchs/ so man stets bey sich haben und führen kan in allerhand Kranckheiten der Jungfrawen/ besonders der Ehelichen Weiber/ sich vor/ in und nach der Geburt/ gutes Raths daraus zu erholen. Item: Von allerhand Kranckheiten der jungen Kinder (...) u.: Libellus de infantilium aegritudinum medicatione. Das ist: Artzneybüchlein/ wie man den armen Kinderlein für allerhand Leibs gebrechen vom Haupt an/ biß auff die Fußsole/ helffen und rathen soll. In richtige ordnung gebracht/ und mit krefftigen wolversuchten mitteln gezieret. 2. Druck. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Leipzig, Franz Schnelboltz für Bartholomäus Voigt, 1598.. Titel, 7 Bll., 114, Bll., 6 Bll., 128 Bll.(inkl. Titel), 8 Bll.. Mit Holzschnittdruckermarke am Schluß des Bandes. Kl.4°. Blaugrün lackierter Pergamentband der Zeit.. Ewas berieben und bestossen; Vorsätze herausgetrennt; etw. stockfleckig u. gebräunt; Titelblatt des 1. Teils mit 1,5 cm Ausschnitt am Kopf so das die erste Titelzeile fehlt (bei der Titelaufnahme (s.o.) in Klammern gesetzt); außerdem fehlen im ersten Band 3 Bll. (67-69); Blatt 90 des "Vademecum" mit kleinem Ausriß (Verlust der Blattnumerierung). Wittichs "Ander Teil" seines "Vademecums" zusammengebunden (und, wie an der Kustode des letzten Blattes v. Teil 1 zu erkennen, auch zusammen gedruckt) mit seinem Kinderarzneibuch; beide Teile wurden auch separat verkauft; sie haben jeweils ein eigenes Register; der hier nicht vorhandene 1.Band des "Vademecums" taucht in den frühen Ausgaben zumeist separat auf (er enthält auch keine Kennzeichnung als Band 1 bzw. einen Hinweis darauf, dass ein weiterer Teil geplant bzw. erschienen sei); beide Teile in 2. Ausgabe; die EA beider Teile erschien 1596, die EA des 1. Teils des "Vademecums" 1595; NUC, Vol. 670, 215; VD 16, 22, W.3826; vgl. Sallander (spät. Ausgabe).

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        GA aus der Vogelschau, darunter 6-spaltiger Typentext, "Olissippo quae nunc Lisboa, ciuitas ...".

      . kol. Kupferstich aus Braun - Hogenberg, 1598, 36,5 x 47. Fauser, Nr. 7860. - Prachtvolle Ansicht aus halber Vogelschau mit zahlr. Schiffen auf der Reede vor der Stadt.

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        Eryn. Hiberniae Britannicae Insulae, Nova Descriptio. Irlandt.

      1598 - Antwerp: Plantin, 1598, Dutch edition. Original colour. 360 x 485mm. Restoration at centre fold. A classic collector's map of Ireland published in the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum', regarded as the first modern atlas. The map was oriented with north to the right so that the map fitted the sheet of paper, as it predates the convention of north to the top. The colouring of this example is particularly good. VAN DER BROECKE: 22.

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        "STADEN". Altkolorierte Radierung aus "Civitates Orbis Terrarum" von Braun und Hogenberg. 1598. 38,3:50,5 cm.

      Braun und Hogenberg, 1598. Fauser 13256. - Koeman B&H 5, 40. - Vogelschauansicht der Stadt im kräftigen Altkolorit. Mit Legende (1-33) in Kartusche..

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        The Principal Navigations, Voiages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation , made by Sea or over-land, to the remote and farthest distant quarters of the Earth

      London: George Bishop, 1598 -, 1600. Three volumes in two, folio, woodcut historiated and decorative initials and head- and tail-pieces; a little staining or dust-soiling, last leaf of the first volume the worst affected; small hole through text on penultimate leaf in the same volume; a most attractive set in early 19th-century English blue straight-grain morocco, spines panelled in gilt between raised bands incorporating anchor devices, sides panelled in blind and gilt, all edges gilt, rose-pink silk flyleaves and doublures within blue morocco outer borders; a really handsome set. The classic Elizabethan collection of voyage accounts. One of the classics of travel literature and the first English collection of voyages; Hakluyt's collection will always be the primary source for the history of early English exploration, as well as one of the gems of Elizabethan letters. Hakluyt himself was the first lecturer on modern geography and one of the leading spirits of Elizabethan maritime expansion (PMM). The work is devoted to American discoveries and the British colonisation of America, and although published a few years before the Dutch voyage of the Duyfken to the west coast of Cape York in 1605, it is significant that by the time of this revised second edition, Hakluyt was able to include the first tentative forays of the English into the South Seas, whether round Cape Horn or through the Straits of Magellan. As a result, Hakluyt's book represents the pinnacle of Elizabethan geography, but is also among the earliest published works on British expansion into the Pacific. "It is difficult to overrate the importance and value of this extraordinary collection of voyages" (Sabin); "an invaluable treasure of nautical information which has affixed to Hakluyt's name a brilliancy of reputation which time can never efface or obscure" (Church). This is the much preferred second edition, greatly expanded from the single-volume original version of 1589 and effectively a new work - 'the first edition contained about 700,000 words, while the second contained about 1,700,000… This was indeed Hakluyt's monumental masterpiece, and the great prose epic of the Elizabethan period. In design it was similar to the first edition: the first volume concerned voyages to the north and northeast; the second volume, to the south and southeast; the third volume, to America. All sections were expanded; the first two were approximately doubled and the American part was almost tripled. 'Much that was new and important was included: the travels of Newbery and Fitch, Lancaster's first voyage, the new achievements in the Spanish Main, and particularly Ralegh's tropical adventures. At first sight the expanded work appears a vast, confused repository, but closer examination reveals a definite unity and a continuous thread of policy. The book must always remain a great work of history, and a great sourcebook of geography, while the accounts themselves constitute a body of narrative literature which is of the highest value in understanding the spirit and the tendencies of the Tudor age…' (Penrose, p. 318). The third volume of 1600 includes most of the New World material, not only cataloguing many of the early American discoveries, but also representing the cusp of early voyages into the Pacific, notably in the section entitled "A Catalogue of divers English voyages, some intended and some performed to the Streights of Magellan, the South Sea… to the headland of California, and to the Northwest…". Printed here are not only reports of the voyages of Drake and several of his compatriots, but also an early account of the important 1586 voyage of Thomas Cavendish, and discussions of major voyages which were destined for the South Seas but failed to round Cape Horn, including those of Edward Fenton (intended for China), Robert Withrington, and the failed 1591 second voyage of Cavendish. Volume 1 of this copy has the first state of the title-page (dated 1598 rather than 1599 and mentioning Essex's "famous victorie" at Cadiz in 1596). The seven leaves of text describing the affair were excised from most copies of the book at Queen Elizabeth's behest, following the disgrace of the Earl of Essex; here, as sometimes, they are present in the version printed to complete the censored copies, probably in about 1720. As with virtually all copies, the book does not have a world map which had been intended to accompany the third volume but was only actually issued with a handful of copies. This is an excellent copy of this great book, with engraved armorial bookplates of an earlier collector David Hodgson, and later bookplates of G.W. Hartley.

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        DE L'ARITHMETICA UNIVERSALE nella quale si contiene non solo la theorica di tutti i numeri, ma ancora la prattica appartenente a tutti i negotii humani. Trattata, & amplificata con somma eruditione, e con novi, & isquisiti modi di chiarezza.

      Venice, Francesco de' Franceschi, 1598.FIRST AND ONLY EDITION 1598, IN TWO PARTS WITH SEPARATE TITLE PAGES, Italian text, small 4to, approximately 230 x 150 mm, 9 x 6 inches, printer's device on title pages and above colophon, a few pictorial initials, many decorated initials, many diagrams, pages: (16), 204 (i.e. 408, numbered on rectos only), (8), 205 - 395 (i.e. 790), LACKS 1 LEAF (page number 349=Tttt1) in the second part and FINAL BLANK LEAF after the colophon page, rebound in full calf, maroon title label with gilt lettering between raised bands, blind decoration to spine and covers, new endpapers, all edges red. Title page slightly trimmed at fore - edge, lightly browned and faintly foxed, edges have early repairs on blank side and small repair to top of inner margin, 2 small British Museum 'duplicate' stamps on reverse of title page, 1 on reverse of second title page and 1 on colophon page, a few pages lightly browned, lower margin of 1 prelim page and 2 lower corners expertly repaired, no loss of text, 2 small corners torn off, no loss of text, occasional small pale stains, 1 small ink smudge in the text, 4 neat notes in the margins, 1 pointing hand in the margin and 7 instances of unobtrusive underlining, tiny worm track in lower margin affects 20 leaves. A very good copy of a scarce mathematical book. See Smith, Rara Arithmetica, pages. 412 - 415: 'This is one of the most elaborate treatises on arithmetic published in Italy in the sixteenth century. ... The first book treats in a detailed fashion of the fundamental operations. Unicornus, for example, gives six methods of multiplication... There is a good discussion of the two general methods of dividing, the downward ('a danda') method having as much attention as the galley plan. Fractions are also treated in Book I. Book II deals with the theory of numbers after the Boethian method. Book III treats of roots, surds, and proportion; Book IV, of the rules of three and false; and Book V, of business arithmetic, including exchange, interest, and alligation. ... (The work) is an excellent source for the study of the development of elementary mathematics. Unicornus gives a number of interesting historical references. Copac list 1 copy only in the University of London. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino , Tradotta di Greco nell'Idioma Volgare Italiano da Girolamo Ruscelli, et hora nuovamente ampliata da Gioseffo Rosaccio

      Venice: heirs of Melchior Sessa, 1598-, 1599. Three parts in one volume, quarto, with 69 double-page engraved maps, and several woodcut diagrams, early owner's name at foot of title-page; a couple of small wormholes in lower margins clear of text, some occasional light toning and spotting; contemporary limp vellum, titled in ink on the spine, a good copy with generous margins. The classical atlas with modern maps. Classic sixteenth-century edition of the great work of the classical geographer Ptolemy, updated with "modern" maps showing Renaissance discoveries and new geographical concepts. The atlas is notable for its detailed mapping of the Americas, but also for four maps which demonstrate in some detail contemporary perceptions of a southern continent, and which are notable for the enormous, if largely spurious, advances that had been made from the 1574 edition of the same work (see previous item). The double-hemisphere world map which begins the second, "modern", part of the Atlas was, when Ruscelli first produced it in 1561, the first such map to appear in an Atlas (Shirley, 110). However it showed no southern continent at all, whereas by the time of its revision for this edition a massive continent has been added, with the legend "Hanc continentem Australem nonnulli Magellanica regionem ab eius inventore noncupant… Terra Australis". A large New Guinea is shown at the extreme left while at the right there are islands of the East Indies that did not appear in the earlier version. Another double-page map shows the islands of the East Indies in some detail, while the large map of the Americas and the map of Asia both contain detailed references to a southern continent. These two maps also appear in Anania's L'Universale fabrica del mondo, Venice, 1582. Girolamo Ruscelli produced this revised and expanded edition of Ptolemy's Geographia which was published several times in Venice in the second half of he sixteenth century. The second part of the book with a separate title-page dated 1598 is Ruscelli's Espositioni, et Introduttioni Universali sopra la Geogradia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino. The maps were largely based on the Venetian cartographer Giacomo Gastaldi's reworking of the Ptolemaic models. Gastaldi and Ruscelli's maps are notable for their graceful and restrained style, reflecting an Italian sensibility and the suitability of copperplate engraving as a medium for cartography, in contrast to the heavier woodcut maps of the earlier period. Ptolemy, the Greek astronomer, geographer and mathematician working in Alexandria, assembled prevailing geographic theory to produce his manuscript work in about 150 CE. The text survived the dark ages in Europe, and survived also through its powerful influence on Islamic thought: Arabic versions of Ptolemy were available from about 500 CE onwards. In Europe the initial awakening of interest in geography arose from the revival of knowledge of Ptolemy's work early in the fifteenth century. Greek manuscript copies made in the twelfth to fourteenth centuries were brought by scholars to Italy from Constantinople and were subsequently translated into Latin and widely studied. However the maps of the original version did not survive, and in about the twelfth century a set of "Ptolemy" maps came into being which has ever since been accepted as the standard Ptolemaic view of the universe. As the Renaissance voyages of discovery continued through the sixteenth century, knowledge of the geography of the world began to change profoundly, and the world of geography began gradually to abandon the Ptolemaic ideas which appeared in the early printed versions of Ptolemy's work. Publication of the "Ptolemy" maps continued through the sixteenth century, but with a series of modern maps gradually replacing the classical originals.

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        König David, die Harfe spielend.

      . Kupferstich von Willem de Passe (1598-1637), auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: Kiefernzapfen auf Fuß im Wappen. 27,2:18,2 c m. Mit Legende unter der Darstellung und der Adresse von Crispijn de Passe (1564-1637). Literatur: Hollstein 2 I (von II); Hollstein (Bloemaert) 497; Wurzbach 17. - Ganz ausgezeichneter, tiefschwarzer Druck, vor der Adresse von G. de Lairesse, bis über den Plattennrand beschnitten. Hinterlegte und geglättete horizontale Mittelfalten, minimal braunfleckig mit winzigem Löchlein..

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        [In Greek:] Deodomena kai Marinou Philosophou eis dedomena Eukleidou Hypomnema. Euclidis Data Opus ad veterum Geometriae Autorum Archimedis, Apollonii, Pappi, Eutocii... Marini Philosophi Commentarius Graece & Latine, quo Dati natura, Datorumque Euclideorum utili¬tates explicantur.Paris: Melchior Mondiere, 1625.

      Very rare <i>editio princeps</i> of this important text by Euclid, his only work in pure geometry, other than the <i>Elements</i>, to have survived in Greek. It is here accompanied by a commentary, or rather an introduction, by Marinus of Naples (5th century AD), the pupil and biographer of Proclus. Although the importance of the first printing of any Euclidean text goes without saying, the work is of particular interest given contemporary developments in French geometry - Descartes, Mersenne, Fermat, etc., to whose circle the translator Claude Hardy belonged.<br/><br/> "The <i>Data</i> ... is closely connected with books I-VI of the <i>Elements</i>. It is concerned with the different senses in which things are said to be given. Thus areas, straight lines, angles, and ratios are said to be "given in magnitude" when we can make others equal to them. Rectilineal figures are "given in species" or "given in form" when their angles and the ratio of their sides are given. Points, lines, and angles are "given in position" when they always occupy the same place, and so on. After the definitions there follow ninety-four propositions, in which the object is to prove that if certain elements of a figure are given, other elements are also given in one of the defined senses" (<i>DSB</i> IV.524).<br/><br/> The most interesting propositions are a group of four which are exercises in geometrical algebra corresponding to <i>Elements</i> 11.28, 29. Proposition 58 reads: "If a given area be applied to a given straight line so as to be deficient by a figure given in form, the breadths of the deficiency are given;" Proposition 84, which depends upon it, reads: "If two straight lines contain a given area in a given angle, and if one of them is greater than the other by a given quantity, then each of them is given." These propositions are together equivalent to asserting the existence of the solution of a certain quadratic equation. Propositions 59 and 85 give the corresponding theorems for the excess, and are again equivalent to a quadratic equation. <br/><br/> "A clue to the purpose of the <i>Data</i> is given by its inclusion in what Pappus calls the <i>Treasury of Analysis</i>. The concept behind the <i>Data</i> is that if certain things are given, other things are necessarily implied, until we are brought to something that is agreed. The <i>Data</i> is a collection of hints on analysis. Pappus describes the contents of the book as known to him; the number and order of the propositions differ in some respects from the text which has come down to us" (<i>ibid</i>.).<br/><br/> Claude Hardy (1598?-1678) was a lawyer by profession, but took part in the weekly meetings of Roberval, Mersenne, and the other French geometricians in the Académie Mersenne, and was a friend of Claude Mydorge, who introduced him to Descartes. In his <i>Examen</i> of 1630, and again in his <i>Refutation</i> of 1638, Hardy exposed the fallacy of Paul Yvon's solution to the problem of the duplication of the cube, a problem which attracted the attention of several seventeenth century writers, including Viéte, Descartes, Fermat, and Newton. Hardy also engaged in the dispute between Fermat and Descartes over the former's method of maxima and minima; Hardy, together with Desargues and Mydorge, supported Descartes, while Fermat found two zealous defenders in Roberval and Pascal. "Hardy owed his greatest fame, however, to his knowledge of Arabic and other exotic languages, and in particular, to his edition of Euclid's <i>Data</i> (1625), the <i>editio princeps</i> of the Greek text, together with a Latin translation" (DSB, under Hardy). <br/><br/> OCLC lists copies at New York Public, Harvard, Stanford, Wisconsin and Hong Kong only. <br/><br/> <i>DSB</i> IV.524; Brunet 11.1081; Graesse II, p. 511; Hoffmann II, p. 167; Riccardi, <i>Bib. Euclidea</i> 1625; Steck VIII.10.. 4to (223 x 178 mm), pp 8, 181, [3:errata], text in Latin and Greek in parallel columns, printer's device on title, woodcut initials and headpieces, woodcut diagrams in text, printed marginal notes. Contemporary limp vellum. A very fine and completely unrestored copy

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        His Discours of Voyages into the East and West Indies . Devided into Foure Bookes

      London: John Wolfe, 1598. Small folio, with a total of 39 folding maps and plates, comprising the 12 required for this edition and an additional 27 plates from the original Dutch edition, with a further four small maps in the text; early shoulder-notes in ink throughout, many of them corresponding with a page of subject index in manuscript in the same early hand bound in at the end of the volume to follow the printed index; a few spots and marks, some restoration at margins; just three maps cut close by binder at left margin; overall a very good copy in contemporary calf, gilt spine rubbed, brown leather label. One of the great early illustrated travel books. One of the great early illustrated travel books: the rare and important first edition in English of the major source for any history of voyaging to the East Indies, and inevitably towards Australia. The most significant description of the East Indies in the Age of Discovery, this was essentially the work which launched full-scale trade to Asia by the Dutch and the English. Together with Richard Hakluyt&#39;s anthology, it was also the most important collection of voyages and travels in English to appear during the 16th century. It was in fact the suggestion of the great English voyage chronicler Hakluyt himself that led to the publication of this English translation, based on the Dutch edition of 1596. Like many voyage observers, Linschoten had started out as a reporting employee of one of the great trading or financial houses, in this case the house of Fugger, the Augsburg-based bankers who dominated the finances of sixteenth-century Europe. Linschoten travelled to Goa in 1584 as a Fugger employee; in India he also served for six years as secretary to the Archbishop of Portuguese Goa. Gathering information from the start, his &#39;avaricious thirst for knowledge&hellip; enabled him to get detailed information of land and sea as far afield as the Spice Islands and China&#39; (Penrose), and he was an informed observer of the gradual decline of Portuguese power in the East Indies and the relaxing of the Portuguese stranglehold on trade routes and monopolies. He met and debriefed numerous travellers including men like Dirck Gerritszoon Pomp, also known as Dirck "China", the sailor who had been the first known Dutchman to visit China and Japan. Returning to Holland in 1592, he prepared his notes for the Amsterdam publisher Claeszoon for a publication to satisfy growing European curiosity about commercial possibilities in Asia. Linschoten&#39;s text was produced in collaboration with his compatriot Bernhard Paludanus, who collected a large number of natural history and ethnographic objects; his cabinet of curiosities was eventually incorporated into the Royal Danish Kunstkammer, which now forms part of the National Museum, Copenhagen. He was directly responsible for the extensive notes on Indian natural products in the book. The first part of his book gives a general description of the various countries of the East, with accounts of customs, spices, costumes, modes of travel, etc., and is wonderfully illustrated with engraved plates, panoramas and folding town plans. The second part includes the sailing directions and general advice to traders to the East; the third and shortest part deals with the West Indies, and with America, but is not as out of place as it might seem: the VOC or Dutch East India Company had its counterpart in the WIC, or Dutch West India Company; theoretically the Pacific coast of America was the province of the WIC, but as early as Tasman&#39;s voyage there were attempts to link the two by trade routes, also associated with the search for a southern continent below both the American and Asian landmasses. This is the first English edition, the best form of the book, with all its maps in the correct English issue form (which is not always the case); in addition, this copy has a substantial complement of 27 additional folding engraved plates from the thirty-six issued in the 1596 Dutch edition, which together provide a striking series of illustrations of the sixteenth-century East Indies. These extra plates, with titling captions in both Latin and Dutch, include scenes of the East Indies, including Java, as well as of China, and India. Several of the plates depict activities in Goa, while some show Portuguese travellers on land and on sea. These add substantially to the series of maps and views published as part of the book, which are themselves of great importance. Apart from anything else, the engravings commissioned for this English publication include the so-called "Spice Islands map" ("Insulae Moluccae celeberrimae") which did not appear in the previous non-English editions. Originally issued separately by Plancius about 1594, it is here re-engraved by Robert Beckit. Based on a collection of charts and rutters which Plancius acquired in Lisbon in 1592 from Bartoleomeu Lasso, it shows the islands in great detail, identifying some of their most important products. The tip of the continent marked &#39;Beach&#39; appears to the west (see further below) while New Guinea has a caption discussing Andrea Corsali and his description of it as Terra de Picconacosi - probably a corruption of the "Terra Psittacorum" or Land of Parrots which appears on a few earlier maps including the Plancius world map which appears at the start of this book - which Corsali believed probably formed part of the Southern continent. David Parry (Cartography of the East Indian Islands, p. 85) has described this as &#39;one of the most fabulous [maps] ever produced of the East Indies and one of the rarest, [which] shows the Spice Islands in a level of detail never previously seen&#39;. The book was to play a vital role in the history of Dutch expansion in the East Indies, helping to send on their way a whole series of Dutch, French and English fleets to the Spice Islands and beyond to China and Japan by its emphasis on the riches of the area and the slackening of Portuguese control. Indeed the fine world map by Plancius which begins the volume also shows the tip of a southern continent with its traditional name (dating back to Marco Polo) of "Beach" and describing it as "Provincia aurifera", while in his text Linschoten makes frequent reference to natural mineral wealth. As Kees Zandvliet points out (Golden Opportunities in Geopolitics, in "Terra Australis"), &#39;In 1622 Governor-General Coen, fitting out an expedition, wrote the following lines about the Southern Continent: &#39;According to the works of Jan Huygen (van Linschoten) and the opinions of various others, there is gold to be found in several places on this Southern Continent. You should as far as possible investigate the truth of these claims&hellip;&#39;. Linschoten&#39;s reports of precious metals in the area of New Guinea were directly responsible for inspiring the voyage of the Duyfken to the southeast of the Moluccas; she did not bring back precious metals, but did take home, for the first time, irrefutable cartographic information about Australia following her discovery of part of the east coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria&#39;. The book was an essential guide for the sailors themselves; it became "the navigator&#39;s vade-mecum for the Eastern Seas" and confirmed Linschoten as "the leading geographical figure in Renaissance Holland" (Penrose). It is said that for over a century a copy of the book was placed on every Dutch ship sailing to the Indies.

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        Della fabbrica et uso di diversi stromenti di Astronomia et Cosmografia

      Venice: Ruberto Meietti, 1598. Quarto, engraved title with instruments, a folding plate, numerous woodcuts in the text, and three plates with working volvelles (those on pp. 149 and 150 showing the upper and lower part of the hemisphere, and the one on p. 153, with one fixed and three movable parts, showing the upper part of the globe as seen from the latitude of Venice); two gatherings slightly toned, 18th-century half calf, patterned paper sides, some minor wear to lower board, endpapers sympathetically replaced at some date. Early treatise on navigational instruments, with working volvelles. First edition of this very scarce book, a &#39;handsome treatise on the fabrication and use of astronomical and navigational instruments&hellip;&#39; (Shirley). Gallucci&#39;s comprehensive summary of the state of contemporary knowledge of astronomy, cosmography and mathematics, is particularly concerned with the use of scientific instruments. The fine woodcut illustrations include three working volvelles with moving parts, one of which depicts a complete southern hemisphere, with a scattering of islands in the location of Australia. Gallucci discusses the works of Apianus, Gemma Frisius, Stoeffler, Oronce Fine, Scarani and Santbech, and details Rojas&#39;s Planisferum, and many of his inventions like the Hemisphero uranico, the nautical quadrant, and the armillary astrolabe. For some of the instruments this is the only description available. This important book was not known to Singer (A History of Technology), and is not recorded by Alden and Landis (European Americana), although two of the maps clearly show America. Adams (G166) describes a copy with only two plates with volvelles, as seems to be the case with several surviving copies; the present copy however has all three working volvelles with their moving parts intact. Despite its rarity this book is recorded in two issues which differ only in the date of the imprint, here 1598 while some copies are recorded with a 1597 date.

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        Indiæ Orientalis Insularum que Adiacientium Typus

      Antwerp: Plantin, 1598. Engraved map, 350 x 495 mm., original hand-colouring, fine and framed. A famous Ortelius map. One of the earliest maps of South East Asia: part of &#39;Terra Australis Incognita&#39; is shown emerging from the south. This map was published by Plantin in Theatre de l&#39;Univers (Antwerp, 1598) a French-language edition of the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, which is commonly regarded as the first atlas ever to appear. In 1570, Abraham Ortelius published his magnificent Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, which at the time was the most expensive book ever printed. This was the first time that maps of standard size and format had been published in the one atlas. The general cartography of the map is probably based on Mercator&#39;s 1569 world map. Although the Dutch did not start serious exploration in the Indies until 1595, the accuracy of this map is testimony to Ortelius&#39;s knowledge of secret Portuguese and Spanish information, usually impossible to extract for outsiders. The northern tip of "pars continentis Australis" which is shown emerging just below Java is named "Beach" - this name appears in a number of maps and resulted from information supposedly given to Marco Polo: &#39;placing these countries beyond Java is the result of a misinterpretation of Marco Polo&#39;s description of them. Both Beach and Locach are names resulting from copyists&#39; corruptions of Polo&#39;s Locac (Locac-Locach-Boeach-Beach) actually Indo-China&#39; (Perry, The Discovery of Australia, p. 22). The present map was published the same year as Ortelius&#39; death in 1598. Any sixteenth-century edition of this famous map is now very scarce: by 1598, some twenty-four editions of the work had been published in various languages including the original Latin, Dutch, German, French, and Spanish. Recent research by Peter van der Krogt and Marcel van den Broecke has allowed exact identification of the edition from which any given map has come. See also catalogue number 26 for Ortelius&#39; map of the Pacific.

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        LES GENEALOGIES ET ANCIENNES DESCENTES DES FORESTIERS ET COMTES DE FLANDRE ( 3 early works bound in 1 volume).

      Anvers Jacques Mesens for Baptiste Vriendt, 1598.avec brieves descriptions de leurs vies et gestes, le tout recueilly des plus veritables, approvees et anciennes croniques et annales qui se trouvent, par Corneille Martin zelandois, et ornée de portraicts figures et habitz selon les facons et guises de leur temps, ainsi qu'elles ont este trouvées es plus anciens tableaux, par Pierre Balthasar. 1598. 3 EARLY WORKS BOUND TOGETHER, the first 2 in French, the 3rd in Latin. No.1. TITLE ABOVE, SECOND EDITION (first was 1578), 4to, 295 x 195 mm, 11¾ x 7½ inches, engraved pictorial title page with architectural borders, 2 military figures and other allegorical figures, 1 full page of coats of arms facing Dedication, full page illustration facing page 1 with 2 coats of arms and map of Flanders, small coats of arms in the text, 40 full page engraved full length portraits in the text, numbered 1 - 7 and 1 - 33, 1 large engraving facing the colophon showing Death, tombs and angels with a poem by Charles de Navieres, pages: (6), 119, 3, bound in full red morocco, gilt panelled covers with triple fillets, small ornaments at the corners and one in the centre, raised bands, gilt panelling to spine, gilt motifs in compartments, gilt title listing the second work, all edges gilt. A couple of minor indentations to lower cover, narrow strip of dark staining to upper and lower edges of title page, some pages lightly browned, small light ink mark to 2 pages, no loss, very slight narrow strip of light ink staining to lower edge of 6 portraits, 2 fore - edges and 2 top edges slightly stained, affecting margin only. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. The fine portraits depict mainly 1 figure, some show 2 or 3, all in elegant costumes and displaying their coats of arms. The first 7 are the Forestiers (ancient governors of Flanders), followed by 33 Counts some with their wives and daughters, ending with King Philip II of Spain, 33rd Count of Flanders. Brunet Volume III, 1495. Bound with No. 2. LES VIES ET ALLIANCES DES COMTES DE HOLLANDE ET ZELANDE, SEIGNEURS DE FRISE by (MICHIEL VOSMEER), Anvers, printed by Christopher Plantin for Philippe Galle, 1586, SECOND FRENCH EDITION, title page with engraved portrait of unidentified seated lady, 36 full page engraved full length portraits in the text by Philippe Galle, pages: 75 including title page, plus 3 pages of chronology. 1 or 2 fingermarks, otherwise contents clean. A very good copy of a rare book. More splendid portraits, some of women, the men usually in armour, again the last portrait is of Philip II of Spain (misnumbered III). The portraits face brief biographical verses. First published at Anvers in Latin in 1578, first French edition was 1583. Brunet, Volume V, 1373. No.3. TIROLENSIUM PRINCIPUM COMITUM usq[ue] ad ann. MDIC. genuinae eicones singulorum insignia: quorundam emblemata, ... cælaturam ac officinam Dominici Custodis... Cum epigrammatis et brevib. ad singulos Prr. Comm. Henningi. By Marcus HENNING, engravings by Dominic Custos, (Augsburg, Johannes Praetorius for Dominic Custos). Engraved title page with architectural border with large allegorical figure each side, large engraving on verso with horns of plenty, full page engraving facing 2nd page of Dedication with large coat of arms of Rudolph II and 5 cherubs, full page engraving in the prelims showing 2 coats of arms, 2 miners at work and a map of Tyrol, plus 28 ONLY OF 30 full page full length engraved portraits of Tyrolian rulers, 82 unnumbered pages, LACKING 2 LEAVES OF CHRONOLOGY AND COLOPHON AT THE END. Occasional narrow strip of pale staining to page edges, more noticeable on last 3 leaves, penultimate plate has 2 repairs, not affecting image, 1 to fore - edge margin strengthened with a paper strip and small closed tear to lower margin, neatly repaired on reverse, last 3 leaves faintly foxed. A good copy. Adams, Books Printed In Europe 1501 - 1600. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        BIBLIA SACRA VVLGATAE EDITIONIS 1598

      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Romae. 1598. 20X14. 17h+1152Pag+36Pag+33h. Pergamino. Magnifica Biblia del siglo XVI en buen estado con un bello frontis y publicada por la santa sede Vaticana. Muy buen ejemplar. Ref 2.2 Biblioteca A.

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        His Discours of Voyages into the East and West Indies. Devided into Foure Bookes. 1st English edition.

      London, John Wolfe, (1598).. 4 Bl., 197 S., 1 Bl., S. 197-295 (falsch 259), S. 307-447, 1 Bl., S. 451-462. Mit gest. Titel (von William Rogers), 3 (von 12) Kupferkarten und -tafeln (2 doppelblattgr., 1 gefaltet), 2 (von 3) Kupferkarten auf den Zwischentiteln, 3 Holzstichkarten im Text und 7 doppelblattgr. Kupfern. 2° (285 x 190 mm). Kalbslederband (18. Jhdt?) mit goldgepr. dreifachen Fileten und schmaler Dentelle-Prägung, Steh- und Innekantenvergoldung.. Rücken (mit Schild und 5 falschen Bünden) erneuert; Kanten und Ecken teils restauriert; gering berieben; gebräunt und fingerfleckig; teils braun- und feuchtigkeitsfleckig; einige Bl. mit hinterlegten Randläsuren (Bl. 3/4 mit etwas Textverlust); S. 259 (recte 295) ausgeschnitten und montiert. Gest. Exlibris auf Vorderspiegel (James Edmond Bateman Dashwood). Von den Karten und Tafeln sind vorhanden: Mozambique, S. Helena (mit Einriß) und Ascension. Es fehlen die Seiten 31/32, 281/82, 287/88, 315/16, 357/58; bis auf S. 31/32 als Faksimile eingebunden. Die 7 doppelblattgr. Kupfertafeln sind übernommen aus der holländischen Ausgabe von 1596.

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        Vademecum. Der ander Teil des Künstlichen) Newen Artzneybuchs/ so man stets bey sich haben und führen kan in allerhand Kranckheiten der Jungfrawen/ besonders der Ehelichen Weiber/ sich vor/ in und nach der Geburt/ gutes Raths daraus zu erholen. Item: Von allerhand Kranckheiten der jungen Kinder (.) u.: Libellus de infantilium aegritudinum medicatione. Das ist: Artzneybüchlein/ wie man den armen Kinderlein für allerhand Leibs gebrechen vom Haupt an/ biß auff die Fußsole/ helffen und rathen soll. In richtige ordnung gebracht/ und mit krefftigen wolversuchten mitteln gezieret. 2. Druck. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Leipzig, Franz Schnelboltz für Bartholomäus Voigt, 1598. - Titel, 7 Bll., 114, Bll., 6 Bll., 128 Bll.(inkl. Titel), 8 Bll. Mit Holzschnittdruckermarke am Schluß des Bandes. Kl.4°. Blaugrün lackierter Pergamentband der Zeit. Ewas berieben und bestossen; Vorsätze herausgetrennt; etw. stockfleckig u. gebräunt; Titelblatt des 1. Teils mit 1,5 cm Ausschnitt am Kopf so das die erste Titelzeile fehlt (bei der Titelaufnahme (s.o.) in Klammern gesetzt); außerdem fehlen im ersten Band 3 Bll. (67-69); Blatt 90 des "Vademecum" mit kleinem Ausriß (Verlust der Blattnumerierung). Wittichs "Ander Teil" seines "Vademecums" zusammengebunden (und, wie an der Kustode des letzten Blattes v. Teil 1 zu erkennen, auch zusammen gedruckt) mit seinem Kinderarzneibuch; beide Teile wurden auch separat verkauft; sie haben jeweils ein eigenes Register; der hier nicht vorhandene 1.Band des "Vademecums" taucht in den frühen Ausgaben zumeist separat auf (er enthält auch keine Kennzeichnung als Band 1 bzw. einen Hinweis darauf, dass ein weiterer Teil geplant bzw. erschienen sei); beide Teile in 2. Ausgabe; die EA beider Teile erschien 1596, die EA des 1. Teils des "Vademecums" 1595; NUC, Vol. 670, 215; VD 16, 22, W.3826; vgl. Sallander (spät. Ausgabe). DE

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        Explicatio vetustissimæ disceptationes politicæ, utrius regni conditio melior sit illiusne cui Rex nascatur an ejus cui eligatur?. ab Eberarto A. Weyhe.

      Lichae ex Officina Nicolai Erbenii, Anno &c., 1598 - Physical description: 154p. 16cm. Subjects: Debate -- Law -- Literature -- 16th century -- Germany -- History -- Early works to 1800. Language: Latin. Good copy, detached from it's contemporary full, limp-vellum covers. Extremities worn and creased as with age; lacking front and rear endpapers, prelims. before title page, and index pages P-V. Photocopies of the missing index pages loosely inserted. Pages age-toned, with two small worm holes running through, slighty affecting the text towards the end of the text-block. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 1 Kg. 154 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eryn. Hiberniae, Britannicae Insulae Nova Descriptio Irlandt

      Antwerp: Abraham Ortelius, 1598. Antwerp: Abraham Ortelius, 1598. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 14 x 19.75". Beautiful early map of Ireland oriented towards the west. The title translated is "A new depiction of Eryn or Ireland, a British island". The map was published in Ortelius&#39;s famous "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum," which is historically considered the first modern atlas. It is in good condition with full margins. Some light staining in the lower left and in the margins and minor tears. Small abrasion near Ballyshannon. French text on verso. (van den Broecke 22) Abraham Ortelius (1527--1598), a Flemish cartographer and geographer, is widely regarded as one of the important and influential cartographers in history. He is known for his "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum," which was the first modern atlas.

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        Le livre de l'Architecture des cinq ordres ( 210 Planches pleine page)

      Ch . Claesen - Très grand livre de 210 planches d'architecture . Février 1598 mais le livre en français semble dater de 1861 ou de 1908 ? Don de l'assemblée Nationale du Québec . La reliure est intacte à l'endos , décollé sur un des deux bords à l'intérieur mais facilement réparable . Très rare . REF Livre C-86 boîte C-25 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Elegantissimus a parte Orientali / OENIPONTIS prospectus.

      Georg Hoefnagel nach Alexander Colin.: 1598 .. Kupferstich m. Radierung im originalen unkolorierten Zustand., 37, 7 x 50,5 cm. Aus dem Werk von Braun/Hogenberg: Urbium paecipuarum mundi theatrum quintum = Civitates orbis terrarum, Bd. 5. - Auf der Rückseite des Blattes die Beschreibung in Latein - Außerhalb der Abbildung, an den Rändern einzelne unter Passepartout nicht sichtbare Läsuren, gleichmäßig leicht gebräunt.

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        Sacrorum Sacrificiorum Gentilium. Brevis et Accurata Descriptio, Universae Superstitionis Ethnicae Ritus Cerimonias Complectens

      Apud Iohannem Wolphium, Tiguri [Zurich] 1598 - 4to 11" - 13" tall; Large 4to in circa 17th century leather. ) (8, a - b6, A - Z6, Aa - Cc6, Dd4, Ee6. [20], 166 leaves. Bound with six cords. Leather covering is dried, rotting and chipping away at edges of the front board. Leather at spine largely intact but cracked and aged with gilt tooling dimmed and with surviving label dull. Boards tenuously attached by cords. Marbled paper pastedowns but missing marbled flyleaves at front and rear. Two blanks at both front and rear. Prior ownership of Loyola College Baltimore with a 19th century bookplate to the front pastedown and a pair of small inkstamps and a penned deaccession note to the margins of the title page. A mid 18th century ownership inscription penned across the title page in Latin. Contents soundly bound and complete; generally clean with some modest toning and occasional small age spot. Still with good margins. Post reformation study of superstition and sacrifice in ancient periods; scarce in the marketplace. Should be rebacked or recased but with contents in supple and clean condition. . Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Crombach Hermann, Auctarium Sive..., Köln 1669

      Crombach Hermann, ,Crom. Crombach, Hermann *1598-1680* Titel: Auctarium Sive Liber Duocimus S. Ursulae Vindicatae Pro Traditione Coloniensi Contra Tres Novas Inanes Coniecturas, Sodalitatem Ursulanam in agro Veronensi A. 453. ab Attila caesam esse / Autore Hermanno Crombach, e Societate Jesu Ort/Jahr: [Coloniae Agrippinae] : Officina Birckmannica ; [Coloniae Agrippinae] : Friessem Junior, [1669] Kollation: [8] Bl., 75 S., [2] Bl. ; 8°- 20x15 cm., orig Pappeinb., geringer Wurmfraß Anmerkungen: Suppl. zu: Vita et Martyrium S. Ursulae et sociarum undecim millium Virginum / Hermann Crombach Als Jesuiten werden die Mitglieder der katholischen Ordensgemeinschaft Gesellschaft Jesu (Societas Jesu, Ordenskürzel: SJ) bezeichnet, die am 15. August 1534 von einem Freundeskreis um Ignatius von Loyola gegründet wurde. Neben den üblichen drei Ordensgelübden aEUR" Armut, Ehelosigkeit und Gehorsam aEUR" verpflichten sich Ordensangehörige durch das vierte Gelübde zu besonderem Gehorsam gegenüber dem Papst. Der Orden wurde 1773 auf Druck der absolutistischen Könige vom Papst aufgehoben, 1814 aber wieder zugelassen. Die Bezeichnung Jesuiten wurde zunächst als Spottname gebraucht, später aber auch vom Orden selbst übernommen..

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        Los Palacios/Alcantara/Cabecas, anno 1598, etching, Braun-Hogenb

      Los Palacios/Alcantara/Cabecas, ,1598. Los Palacios/Alcantara/Cabecas, anno 1598, etching, Braun-Hogenberg (Los) Palacios - Alcantara - Cabecas Braun, Georg and Hogenberg, Franz Copper engraving Description: Original copper engraving, hand colored, published 1598 in volume V in the town book 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum' by Braun and Hogenberg. The entire series of the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum' comprised six volumes and was published and printed from 1572 towards 1619. Size of the leaf: 48x57 cm., small restoration on below centerfold.

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        Gesamtansicht mit dem Kastell aus der Vogelschau ('Caletvm - Caletum, sive Calesium, vulgo Cales, ...').

      . Kupferstich v. Braun & Hogenberg aus Civitates Orbis Terrarum, Liber Quintum ..., dat. 1598, 32 x 39,2 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Fauser, Repertorium älterer Topographie. Druckgraphik von 1486 bis 1750, Bd. I, S. 123, Nr. 2233.

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        DE L'ARITHMETICA UNIVERSALE nella quale si contiene non solo la theorica di tutti i numeri, ma ancora la prattica appartenente a tutti i negotii humani. Trattata, & amplificata con somma eruditione, e con novi, & isquisiti modi di chiarezza

      Venice, Francesco de' Franceschi, 1598.. Venice, Francesco de' Franceschi, 1598.. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION 1598, IN TWO PARTS WITH SEPARATE TITLE PAGES, Italian text, small 4to, approximately 230 x 150 mm, 9 x 6 inches, printer's device on title pages and above colophon, a few pictorial initials, many decorated initials, many diagrams, pages: (16), 204 (i.e. 408, numbered on rectos only), (8), 205-395 (i.e. 790), LACKS LEAF Tttt1 (page number 349) in the second part and FINAL BLANK LEAF after the colophon page, rebound in full calf, maroon title label with gilt lettering between raised bands, blind decoration to spine and covers, new endpapers, all edges red. Title page slightly trimmed at fore-edge, lightly browned and faintly foxed, edges strengthened on reverse, 2 small British Museum 'duplicate' stamps on reverse of title page, 1 on reverse of second title page and 1 on colophon page, a few pages lightly browned, lower margin of 1 prelim page and 2 lower corners expertly repaired, no loss of text, 2 small corners torn off, no loss of text, occasional small pale stains, 1 small ink smudge in the text, 4 neat notes in the margins, 1 pointing hand in the margin and 7 instances of unobtrusive underlining, tiny worm track in lower margin affects 20 leaves. A very good copy of a very scarce early mathematical book. See Smith, Rara Arithmetica, pages. 412-415: 'This is one of the most elaborate treatises on arithmetic published in Italy in the sixteenth century. ... The first book treats in a detailed fashion of the fundamental operations. Unicornus, for example, gives six methods of multiplication... There is a good discussion of the two general methods of dividing, the downward ('a danda') method having as much attention as the galley plan. Fractions are also treated in Book I. Book II deals with the theory of numbers after the Boethian method. Book III treats of roots, surds, and proportion; Book IV, of the rules of three and false; and Book V, of business arithmetic, including exchange, interest, and alligation. ... (The work) is an excellent source for the study of the development of elementary mathematics. Unicornus gives a number of interesting historical references. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Explicatio vetustissimæ disceptationes politicæ, utrius regni conditio melior sit illiusne cui Rex nascatur an ejus cui eligatur?... ab Eberarto A. Weyhe

      Lichae ex Officina Nicolai Erbenii, Anno &c., 1598. Lichae ex Officina Nicolai Erbenii, Anno &c., 1598, 1598. 1st Edition. Good copy, detached from it&#39;s contemporary full, limp-vellum covers. Extremities worn and creased as with age; lacking front and rear endpapers, prelims. before title page, and index pages P-V. Photocopies of the missing index pages loosely inserted. Pages age-toned, with two small worm holes running through, slighty affecting the text towards the end of the text-block. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. . Physical description: 154p. 16cm. Subjects: Debate -- Law -- Literature -- 16th century -- Germany -- History -- Early works to 1800. Language: Latin.

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        Saturnalium sermonum libri duo, quie de gradiotoribus, editio ultima & castigatissima. Cum aeneis figuris. - De Amphitheatro Liber. - Admiranda, sive, de magnitudine romana libri quattuor. (Tres obras en un volumen).

      Antuerpiae. Ex officina Plantiniana, apud Ioannem Moretum. 1598-1604-1605. - Bellisimas obras reunidas en un volumen, con un estudio de los juegos de gladiadores, analizando sus orígenes, costumbres y técnias de luchas, como ejemplos aleccionadores en su teoría ético-estoica; en la segunda obra encontramos un análisis del. 4º mayor. 136p., 2h. 78p., 2h., 223p., 3h. anfiteatro. 16 grabados en cobre, cuatro de ellos a doble página; 8 grabados en el "De Amphitheatro", dos de ellos a doble página con impresionante vista general. Plena piel moderna con gofrados.

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        Antwerp, anno 1598, Braun/Hogenberg

      Antwerp, ,1598. Etching, edited anno 1598 in Braun Hogenberg Civitates Orbis Terrarum, below margin cut. Angeboten wird eine von zwei Platten gedruckte, altkolorierte Planansicht von ANTWERPEN mit 2 altkolorierten Wappen und reicher Schiffstaffage, Braun Hogenberg, um 1598, 38 x 78cm., gering gebräunt, unten beschnitten mit ca. 5 cm Textverlust. Die untere Einfassung ist ergänzt..

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        Gesamtans., "Chorographica descriptio Ciuitatis Cocheimensis.....Anno M. D. LXXVI.".

      . Kupferstich aus Braun - Hogenberg, 1598, 15,5 x 42.

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