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        A Treatise and Discourse of the Lawes of the Forrest: Wherin is Declared Not Onely Those Lawes, as They Are Now in Force, But Also the Originall and Beginning of Forrestes

      London: Thomas Wight and Bonham Norton, 1598. [16], 167pp, [15]. Rebound in modern (early twentieth century?) sprinkled calf, raised bands, spine in five panels, morocco title label to second panel, author label to fourth, bands bordered with gilt single fillet, date in gilt to foot, covers bordered with gilt single fillet. Very slightly rubbed to extremities, boards very slightly splayed. Internally some light browning throughout, marginal staining to last three signatures, two previous owners' names to head of title (one crossed through) but generally fairly clean. Previous owners armorial bookplate to front pastedown, small binders ticket (Broadbere of Southampton) to front pastedown. Attractive woodcut border to title page, text is black letter. "Manwood, John (d. 1610), legal writer ... Manwood had a first version of his book printed for private circulation, in or about 1592, as A Brefe Collection of the Lawes of the Forest. An enlarged edition, with twenty chapters, was published in 1598 as A Treatise and Discourse of the Lawes of the Forrest, and dedicated to Charles Howard, earl of Nottingham and chief justice of the forests south of the Trent" (ODNB). Kress 207, Goldsmiths 284, Lowndes 1469, Schwerdt II:7. First Edition. Full Calf. Good+. 8vo.

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        A BRIEFE And MOST EASIE INTRODUCTION To The ASTROLOGICALL IUDGEMENT Of The STARRES. Whereby the diligent Reader with eafie laboure may giue a certen, true, and determinate Iudgement to any Queftion demanded, vpon the naturall caufes thereof. Written by the moft famous Phifition Claudius Dariot: and Translated by F[abian]. W[ither]. And lately rennued, and in some places augmented and amended by G. C. Gentl. Whereunto is annexed a moft neceffarie Table for the finding out of the Planetarie and vnequalle houre, vnder the Latitude of 52 Gr. 30 Mi. exactly calculated by the fayde F.W. Also hereunto is added a briefe Treatise of Mathematicall Phisicke, entreating very exactly and compendioufly of the Natures and Qualities of all difeafes incident to humane bodies by the natureall Influences of the C¾leftiall motions.. Never before handled in this our native language. Written by the sayd G. C. practicioner in Phyisicke

      London:: T. Purfoot,. 1598.. 4to: A - V^4; 2A^2 B - I^4 K^2. S4 (vovelles, supplied in letterpress facsimile, from the Harvard copy). 1st editon thus (STC 6276). First work revised and expanded; 1st edition of second work. Unpaginated (though 230 pp). Separate t.p. for each work.. Modern full calf binding, executed in a period style, with decorative blindstamping to boards.. Binding is Fine. Text block with the following blemishes: title. page cut down and relaid without loss of text, soiling and browning. to a number of leaves, closely trimmed on upper and lower margins. particularly T2-V2. Tear, without loss, to second part leaves A1, A2. [somewhat longish, but easily repairable] & E4 [lower margin]. Corner. of 2F2 missing, but with no loss to text. Interesting,occasionally. extensive, early-hand marginal notes to many pages. Withall, Very. Good.. Claudius Dariot was a noted French physician who practiced in the tradition of Paracelsus, divining medical treatments from astrological readings. His contribution to the development of astrological technique went far beyond medical applications, and this seminal text in horaray astrology - using astrological readings to answer specific questions - was a highly important text in its day and still remains one of the principal authorities in its field. The book contains two texts. The first is a revised and expanded translation of Dariot's original work, which includes a brief treatise on electoral astrology - the use of astrological readings to judge the most propitious moment to begin an undertaking - as well as an extended account of the theory and application of horary astrology. The second part is the first edition of an original text on medical applications of astrology, written by G.C., an unidentified Englishman who was also responsible for the revisions and extensions to Dariot's text. The work is thus a comprehensive introduction to early astrological practice. The growth in the use of horary astrology by the increasingly wealthy merchant society of Elizabethan England and the Stuart period can be attributed, at least in part, to the availability of this English translation of Dariot's text, and it was a clear influence on the work of England's most eminent astrologer, William Lilly [1602 - 1681]. The "Astrologicall Judgement of the Starres" is still a highly regarded text that modern practitioners continue to refer to, and is required reading for many modern astrology courses. A scarce title on the commercial market, with only 1 copy coming to auction these last 30+ years (2004). . Full-page volvelles on F3r and G1v. Headpieces, tailpieces, tables, diagrams & woodcut initials throughout; woodcut illustrations to text, some full page [e.g, 'Anotomie of mans Bodie', 2A2v].

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        Regnum Congo hoc est vera descriptio Regni Africani, quod tam Abincolis quam Lusitanis Congus appellatur [...]

      Francofurti [Frankfurt]: Excudebat Wolffgangus Richter, impensis Io. Theo. & Io. Israel. de Bry, 1598. Folio. pp. [viii], 60, [vi] index, [ii] blank; ff. [i] divisional title, 14, + two (of four) folding copper engraved maps. Engraved title page by Joannes Theodore de Bry followed by dedication to Friedrich IV, Elector Palatine of the Rhine, with his engraved coat of arms, and with 14 plates in the letterpress in the second part. Early twentieth-century olive morocco by W.Pratt, gilt, spine sunned, a.e.g. Book-label of American bibliophile John Jay Paul dated 1912. The text follows the account of Portuguese traveller Duarte Lopes, a merchant active in Kongo in the late 1570s and early 1580s, who was sent by Kongo’s Catholic King Álvaro I as an emissary to the Pope. In Rome he encountered Italian humanist Filippo Pigafetta who published Lopes’ narrative in 1591 under the title: ‘Relatione del reame di Congo et delle circonvicine contrade’, later translated into Latin by Casiodoro de Reina. The de Bry edition, the first volume in the series of ‘Petits Voyages’ published by the de Bry brothers following the death of their father, Theodore senior, usually contains two maps in four sheets. The sheets showing southern and eastern Africa, often joined, are present; the sheets depicting western Africa are not present in our example. The map is significant, rejecting Ptolemy’s twin lakes of Zaire and Zaflan and his snow-capped Mountains of the Moon as the source of the Nile. The influential Pigafetta-de Bry model of the central African watershed links the lakes, and places one above the the other. A further lake to the west feeds the Congo. The engravings are arguably distorted by the ignorance which comes with distance: the engravers had never set foot in the region, and to judge by the caucasian features of their subjects may never have met one of its inhabitants. Wilder scenes of Amazons and cannibals may have been included to titillate a European readership. However, the detailed depictions of costume and customs remain a significant source for the sixteenth-century Kingdom of Kongo. &

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        A Treatise and Discourse of the Lawes of the Forrest:

      London: Printed by [Adam Islip? for] Thomas Wight and Bonham Norton,, 1598. Wherin is declared not onely those Lawes, as they are now in force, but also the originall and beginning of Forrestes: And what a Forrest is in his owne proper nature, and wherein the same doth differ from a Chase, a Park, or a Warren, with all such thinges as are incident or belonging thereunto, with their severall proper Tearmes of art: as more at large doth appeare in the Table in the beginning of this Booke. Also a Treatise of the Purallee, declaring what Purallee is, how the same first began, what a Purallee man may doe, how he may hunt and use his owne Purallee, how far he may pursue and follow after his chase, together with the lymits and boundes, aswell of the Forrest, as the Puralley. Collected and gathered together, aswell out of the Common Lawes and Statutes of this land, as also out of sundry learned auncient Aucthors, and out of the Assises and Iters of Pickring and Lancaster. Small quarto (186 × 142 mm), complete with blank [Z8]. Rebound to style in vellum over pasteboards, spine lettered in gilt, sides panelled in gilt, yapp edges, gilt page edges. Modern maroon cloth slipcase. Early inscriptions of John Nixon on an initial blank preserved from the first binding; ownership inscription of Robert John Montgomery, London, 1842, at head of title. Collector's bookplates of G. R. Nicolaus (leather label and engraved plate dated 1929) and Boies Penrose. A few minor marks internally, but a very good well-margined copy, the paper clean and strong. First edition thus, preceded only by a first and much shorter version printed for private circulation as A Brefe Collection of the Lawes of the Forest [1592?], which is now exceptionally rare. Manwood's Treatise and Discourse of the Lawes of the Forrest was the only substantial work on the subject ever to reach the press. The author was a justice of the New Forest, though both his claim to be a member of Lincoln's Inn and the extent of his legal training have been much debated. He died in 1610; several later revisions and rearrangements were published afterwards, including an abridgement in Nicholas Cox's Gentlemen's Recreation of 1696. This edition has attracted some attention from literary critics as it was published close to the first publication and performance of Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor and can be seen to throw light on other Shakespearean "woodland comedies" like A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona.

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        Della fabbrica et uso di diversi stromenti di Astronomia et CosmografiaÖ

      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 pages 149 and 150 showing the upper and lower part of the hemisphere, and the one on page 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. First edition of this very scarce book, a 'handsome treatise on the fabrication and use of astronomical and navigational instruments...' (Shirley). Gallucci'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, FinÈ, Scarani and Santbech, and details Rojas'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 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.Riccardi, I, 170; Shirley, 199.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Norumbega Et Virginia

      Cologne, 1598. No Binding. Very Good. 7 1/8 x 9 inches. Fine condition. Attractively engraved and very rare work that shows the area "at a period just before the English sent a number of voyages to explore and settle the coast" (Burden). There is a possibility that the Metellus pre-dated the Wytfliet map of the same area; there is no question, however, that one was derived from the other. See Burden 118 on the question of precedence. Both maps were among the first to have "Virginia" in their titles. An intriguing aspect of the map is that it presents the Norumbega legend at the height of its prominence. The term on the map is used both as a designation for the entire region and what is presented as the major city in the entire Northeast. The legend held that Norumbega was the luxurious capitol of an advanced Indian civilization. All of this reflects, in fact, Europeans' near total ignorance of the Northeast at the time. A most telling "silence" on the map is absence of New York Harbor, which Verrazano had explored three quarters of a century before this map appeared.Burden 118.

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        HISTORIA DE ANTONIO DE HERRERA.DE LOS SUCESSOS DE FRANCIA, desde el año de 1585 que començó la Liga Catolica, hasta el fin del año 1594

      Lorenço de Ayala, Madrid 1598 - 4º, 4h. (incluyendo la portada con el escudo real), 353p, 9h. (que corresponden con la tabla), rastro de humedad en 5 hojas finales. Plena piel de época, tejuelo, nervios y dorados en lomo. Buen ejemplar. Palau nº 114284. Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas, cronista, historiador y escritor del Siglo de Oro español. Fue cronista mayor de Castilla durante los reinados de Felipe II y Felipe III, y también de Indias. Está considerado como el historiador más dilatado de su época.

      [Bookseller: Librería Sagasta]
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        Angliae Regni Florentissimi Nova Descriptio, auctore Humfredo Lhuyd

      Antwerp,, 1598. Map. Copper engraving, 37 x 50 cms, recent hand-colour, closed centrefold split, French text to verso.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        Europa

      Cologne, c. 1598. Map. Copper engraving, 21 x 29.5 cms, recent hand-colour, Latin text on verso. Matthias Quad (1557-1613) was born of German parentage in Deventer. He settled in Cologne, but left for Heidelberg in 1600. He engraved city plans for Braun & Hogenberg’s Civitates Orbis Terrarum and maps for Cologne publisher Johannes Bussemacher. His Geographisch Handbuch was issued between 1598-1600.

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        A Survay of London

      London: John Wolfe,, 1598. Contayning the Originall, Antiquity, Increase, Modern estate, and description of that Citie, written in the yeare 1598, by John Stow Citizen of London. Also an Apologie (or defence) against the opinion of some men, concerning that Citie, the greatnesse thereof. With an Appendix, containing in Latine, Libellum du situ et nobilitate Londini: Written by William Fitzstephen, in the raigne of Henry the Second. Octavo (184 × 135 mm). 18th-century diced full calf, rebacked with the original spine laid down and blue cloth strip reinforcing the hinges, spine gilt in compartments, sides bordered with a double gilt rule and floral cornerpieces, gilt-rolled turn-ins, marbled endpapers and edges. Housed in a custom-made patterned cloth slipcase with sheepskin interior. Original spine preserved but heavily rubbed with small chips, the boards presentable with only light rubbing to the corners, ink ownership inscription and occasional annotations, a few instances of repair to the margins of the leaves, with some tanning, but overall in very good condition. First edition; the rare first issue with the 1598 title page; STC's second setting with the errata at Hh10v and line 2 of Hh1r reading "whom". John Stow's famous antiquarian study of the city of London has never been out of print since its first issue, and is an invaluable document of life in Elizabethan London which "reveals dramatically the pageantry of the sixteenth-century city" (ODNB). In his printed dedication, Stow makes a statement of purpose that places his Survay of London at the heart of the contemporary mission to describe and glorify the nation, both as a whole and in its individual counties, particularly at a time when London became truly fixed as its centre; he writes of "the same desire to have drawn together such speciall descriptions of each place, as might not onely make up and whole body of the English Chronographie amongst our selves: but also might give occasion, and courage to M. Camdin to increase and beautifie his singular worke of the whole, to the view of the learned that be abroade." M. Camdin is of course Mr William Camden, Stow's friend and fellow in the Society of Antiquaries (among whom Stow was the only non-gentleman), who at that time was expanding on his great project the Brittania. Stow's project differs notably from Camden's Latin text, aimed at the elite, in that it was written in the language of his fellow countrymen. This is what gives Stow's "Survay" its unique flavour as a contemporary history, in that his work "provides important insights into the political and cultural life of his age from the perspective of a London citizen who never styled himself as a gentleman" (ODNB). As well as being much regarded for its minute detailing of the buildings, social condition, and customs of Elizabethan London, the book also contains the highly significant "Apologie of the Citie of London", which constitutes a discourse defending against its detractors not just London specifically, but more significantly the very idea of city, and of civilised, life. The author of this part (not Stow, but an anonymous "Londoner borne" whose "answer...to some objections...made against the growing greatnes thereof" Stow here published) brings his case for the defence in a way that resonates with the steady movement of human history towards centralisation and civilisation. For example: "the love and good wil of one man towardes an other...is closely bred and maintained in Cities, where men by mutuall societie and companying together, do grow to alliances, communalities and corporations," and, (perhaps more convincingly), "the liberall sciences and learninges of all sortes, which be lumina reipublicae, do flourish only in peopled townes, without the which a realme is in no better case than a man that lacketh both his eyes." The defence goes on, asserting the technological, economic, military, political and religious benefit to the whole nation of a centralised urban polity, and concludes roundly: "At once the propagation of religion, the execution of good policie, and the exercise of charitie, and the defence of the countrie, is best performed by Townes and Cities: and this civile life approcheth nearest to the shape of that misticall bodie wherof Christ is the heade, and men bee the members: whereupon both at the first, that man of God Moyses, in the common wealth of the Israelites, and the governors of all Countries in all ages sithence have continually maintayned the same. And to chaunge it were nothing els but to Metamorphose the worlde, and to make wild beastes of reasonable men. To stand longer upon this it were in re non dubia, uti oratione non necessaria: and therefore I will come to London." This is a particularly finely-provenanced copy of the rare first issue, with the bookplates of A. Edward Newton and the "Ex-Musaeo" plate of Henry Yates Thompson, both noted collectors, to the front pastedown.

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        The Bible: That is, The Holy Scriptures Conteined in the Olde and New Testment. Translated according to the Ebrewe and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in diuers languages

      London: Deputies of Christopher Barker, 1598. Leather Bound. Very Good +. 6 x 8 inches. 4to. [3 (of 4)] + 190 + 127 (of 128) + 116 + [11]. Collates as [Para] (3 leaves) + A - Z (8 leaf quires) + & (6 leaves) + Aa - Pp (8 leaf quires) + Qq (7 leaves) (Old Testament) + Aaa-Ooo (8 leaf quires) + Ppp (4 leaves) (New Testament). Printed in two column Roman type. Lacks initial and final blank. This copy does not contain the Apocrypha. Title page with contemporary ink. Bookplate of D. Davidson (Birmingham) and notes of Turner family 1721 to 1773 on reverse of title page. Woodcut maps and diagrams and Second part and New Testament title pages present. NT title page dated 1597. A few scattered stains and discrete notes in near contemporary ink. Pages (including title page) sometimes closely cropped. Herbert 244. See ESTCS122529. Tables: [para] (8 leaf quire) + 2[para] (3 leaves). See ESTCS122529. Bound with: Sternhold, Thomas and John Hopkins. The whole booke of Psalmes. Collected into English meetre.... London: Printed by John Windet for the Assignes of Richard Daye, 1597. A - F (8 leaf quires) + G (7 [of 8?] leaves). Title page cropped with loss at head, inner margin tear at E5 and small hole at G6. ESTC notes "no complete copy recorded." This copy more complete than ESTCS1467. Bound in near contemporary full paneled calf with old rebacking. A very good copy of the Geneva/Breeches Bible and Psalms. A staple of many American colonists.

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        Maris Pacifici (quod vulgo Mar del Zur)

      Antwerp: Abraham Ortelius, 1598. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 13 1/2" x 19 1/2". Fantastic map of the Pacific Ocean, framed by Asia, Australia and the Americas. Feature two ornate cartouches and three decorative ships. The first printed map to focus on the Pacific, this piece emphasizes the growing importance of the region and expanding colonial trade. French text on verso, first state. From "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". Minor wear and creasing to margins. Tape and early margin support on verso. Image excellent.

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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, 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.

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        [Engraved portrait of Francis Drake]

      [Cologne. 1598]. Engraved portrait, approximately 4½ x 6¼ inches. An excellent, sharp, crisp impression. Fine. In a blue half morocco slipcase. The very rare Crispin van de Passe portrait of Drake This rare portrait of Drake by Crispin van de Passe comes from an early volume of engraved portraits, Effigies Regum Ac Principum, Eorum Scillicet (Cologne, 1598). Drake, who circumnavigated the globe in 1577-1580, appears under the title "most noble English knight, very experienced in all things nautical and military." "The portrait of Drake is of especial interest: it is a close copy of the smaller Hondius Drake portrait which in its first state exists in only two copies (Royal Geographical Society, and Huntington Library). It depicts him in bust, with a shield, and with a two-hemisphere terrestrial map displaying the track of his circumnavigation" - Kraus. De Passe's stylized monograph appears near the bottom of the portrait. Epigrammatic verses in Latin by Matthias Quad appear beneath the portrait. Kraus, Drake 59; Sabin 58995; Graesse V:154; Brunet IV:414.

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        [ENGRAVED PORTRAIT OF FRANCIS DRAKE]

      [Cologne. 1598].. Engraved portrait, approximately 4 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. An excellent, sharp, crisp impression. Fine. In a blue half morocco slipcase. This rare portrait of Drake by Crispin van de Passe comes from an early volume of engraved portraits, EFFIGIES REGUM AC PRINCIPUM, EORUM SCILLICET (Cologne, 1598). Drake, who circumnavigated the globe in 1577-80, appears under the title, "most noble English knight, very experienced in all things nautical and military." "The portrait of Drake is of especial interest: it is a close copy of the smaller Hondius Drake portrait which in its first state exists in only two copies (Royal Geographical Society, and Huntington Library). It depicts him in bust, with a shield, and with a two-hemisphere terrestrial map displaying the track of his circumnavigation" - Kraus. De Passe's stylized monograph appears near the bottom of the portrait. Epigrammatic verses in Latin by Matthias Quad appear beneath the portrait. KRAUS, DRAKE 59. SABIN 58995. GRAESSE V:154. BRUNET IV:414.

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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, et par luimesme mises en lumière. 1598. 3 EARLY WORKS BOUND TOGETHER IN 1 VOLUME, the first two in French, the third in Latin. No.1. LES GENEALOGIES ET ANCIENNES DESCENTES DES FORESTIERS ET COMTES DE FLANDRE, Second edition (first was 1578), 4to, 295 x 195 mm, 11¾ x 7½ inches, engraved pictorial title page with wide architectural borders with a military figure at each side & other allegorical figures, 1 full page of coats of arms facing Dedication page, another full page illustration facing page 1 with 2 coats of arms and a map of Flanders, some small coats of arms in the text, 40 full page engraved full length portraits in the text, numbered 1-7 and 1-33, plus 1 large engraving at the end facing the colophon showing Death, tombs and angels with a poem beneath by Charles de Navieres, pages (6), 119, 3, bound in full red morocco, gilt panelled covers with triple fillets, small diamond ornaments at the corners and another in the centre, raised bands and gilt panelling to spine with small gilt motifs in compartments, gilt title on spine listing the second work, all edges gilt. A couple of minor indentations to lower cover of binding, 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 stained also, and 2 top edges, affecting margin only, nowhere near image. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. The fine portraits depict mainly 1 figure but some show 2 or 3, all in elegant costumes and displaying their coats of arms. The first seven 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 plus 36 full page engraved full length portraits in the text by Philippe Galle, pages 75 including title page, plus 3 pages of chronolgy. One or two 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. This book was first published at Anvers in Latin in 1578, first French edition appeared in 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. eulogiis Marci Henningi. By MARCUS HENNING, engravings by Dominic Custos, (Augsburg, Johannes Praetorius for Dominic Custos). Engraved title page with broad architectural border with a large allegorical figure each side, large engraving on reverse with horns of plenty opposite the page of the Dedication, full page engraving facing second 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 Printed in Europe 1501-1600. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        L'Agriculture et Maison Rustique WITH La Chasse du Loup Necessaire a la Maison Rustique

      Pierre Mettayer, Paris, 1598. Early Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Good Condition. Derniere edition in early but later full vellum with ties, stained with repairs and new headbands and endpapers. The title page heavily chipped and repaired with Japanese paper, scattered, relatively minor dampstains and foxing throughout, a few early notes. Scattered tears with no loss, one garden design with a series of slashes but no loss. The final section on wolf hunting with significant damage to the last few pages with loss of text and damage to three of the engravings. xi, 394, xxii, 19 leaves. The most influential estate management book of the Renaissance, Estienne's book was reprinted throughout the 17th century. Covering hunting, gardening, viticulture, cookery, landscape architecture, and a host of other topics, Estienne's treatise was central to the notion, look and functioning of the country estate as the middle class emerged during the French and English Renaissance. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Gardening; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043121. .

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        Prima pars descriptionis itineris navalis in Indiam Orientalem

      Amsterdam,: Cornelis Nicolaus,, 1598.. Tall quarto, with a total of 49 inset engravings (including 7 maps), 12 pages featuring woodcut coastal profiles, bound without the plate depicting a bazaar as usual; generally an excellent copy in modern red half morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spine gilt, small mark to edge of front board. First Latin edition: the first published account of the first Dutch trading fleet to the East Indies.This account was written by Lodewijcksz, who sailed under Cornelius de Houtman and Pieter Dirckz on their pioneering trading voyage to South-east Asia in 1595-7, an expedition which saw them trade at the great pepper port of Bantam, quite close to where Batavia was later founded, as well as providing first-hand information about the north coast of Java, Sunda Strait, and Bali.This strategic push ultimately meant that the theories about a Great Southern Land would be tested against the reality of the Australian coast, so it is fitting that the world map on the title-page still carries the last vestiges of Marco Polo, the coastline marked "Beach", "Lucach", and "Maletur". 'Lodewijcksz depicts the island of Bali in recognizable form for the first time, both on the general map and on a separate map of the island in his book.' The crew was so delighted with the island that they wanted to call it "New Holland" (Su·rez, Early Mapping of Southeast Asia, p. 183).The trading fleet of de Houtman and Dirckz comprised four ships, three of which returned to the Netherlands in 1597. Although not a great financial success, this venture confirmed the waning influence of the Portuguese, directly leading to the seventeenth-century Dutch incursions into the region: as Howgego notes, in 1598, the same year this work was published, no fewer than 25 ships were sent out to the Indies, and the Dutch East India Company was established in 1602. It was in 1605 that Willem Jansz and another Lodewijcksz, Jan Lodewycksz van Roosengin, sailed on the Duyfken to Cape York.The most significant geographical achievement of Houtman's voyage was that by sailing round Java it proved that this island could not be part of the supposed southland (see Schilder, Australia Unveiled, ch. VI). The map on the title-page shows the oceans and coasts navigated between Europe and the East Indies, including the promontory of a southern continent, with the names 'Beach', 'Lucach', 'Maletur', in close proximity to an island, 'Java Minor'.'Like the English, Houtman's men suffered so severely from scurvy that they had to put in at the Cape of Good Hope and at Antongil Bay in Madagascar to recuperate. But they then sailed straight across the Indian Ocean to the Straits of Sunda and dropped anchor at Bantam in Java without the loss of a ship. At this port, the center of the Javanese pepper trade, a long time was spent. Both natives and Portuguese showed considerable hostility, and Houtman and some of his men were imprisoned. However, the Dutch succeeded in making a commercial treaty and departed with a good cargo. They proceeded eastward to Bali, and then returned along the south coast of Java, thereby acquiring a more correct impression of the width of the island than had prevailed and laid the ghost of Java's being the northern part of the Southern Continent... the Dutch skipper had enough to show for his venture to inspire the merchants of Amsterdam with a determination to exploit the trade...' (Penrose, Travel and Discovery in the Renaissance).Editions in Dutch and French were also published in Amsterdam in the same year. The engraved maps and illustrations are common to all three editions and are listed by Tiele (pp. 125-7). This copy, as with most known copies, does not include the supernumerary plate of the bazaar at Bantam.James Ford Bell, L546; Lach, 'Asia in the Making of Europe', III, pp. 438-9 (and for Java and Bali materials, pp. 1302-59 passim); Tiele, 125-7.

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        THERAPEUTICA

      1598. Good. BRIGHT, Timothy. THERAPEUTICA; Hoc est, de Sanitate Restituenda, Medicinae Pars Altera. Frankfort, Ex Officina Paltheniana, 1598. 12mo. 111pp. Bound together with: MARSILII FICINI, MEDICI FLORETINI atque Philosophi Platonici celeberrimi, Libri III de Vita. Frankfort, Paltheniana, 1598. [xvi]190pp. Consisting of Parts II and III of Bright's "Medicina," the second edition. The first part was titled "Hygiena, id est de Sanitate Tuenda Medicinae pars prima," and with the other two parts was first published in London, 1582-3. Part I, Hygiena," was on maintaining health; Part II, "Therapeutica," was on restoring health, and Part III was taken from the medical advice of Marsilio Ficino, the fifteenth-century Florentine scholar and Humanist. Lacking a binding, and with light soil and library stamp to title, which is partially detached. The text in general is in good condition. As is.(Durling 705).

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        America

      Venice:. 1598.. A handsome engraved map of North and South America, extending from Canada to Terra del Fuego. By Girolamo Ruscelli from the new section added to his edition of Ptolemy, entitled 'Descrittione della Geographia Universale', revised and and edited by Gioseppe Rosaccio. A surprisingly accurate map of North America for the period, showing the St. Lawrence River, New France, New Belgium, Florida, New Spain and California (shown as a peninsula). Mexico City appears in the middle of its lake. South America is more misshapen, although the Amazon and Rio de la Plata systems are carefully drawn. At the bottom to the left a large continent labeled New Guinea merges with Tierra del Fuego, creating a huge southern land mass. Image size: 10 1/4 x 8". Paper size: 10 1/2 x 8 1/8". Phillips, 'Atlases', 409; Steven's 'Ptolemy's Geography', p19, 56.

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        Arabia Felice Nuova Tavola

      Venice: , c 1598. Size: 220 × 315 mm. Copperplate engraving. Map has been professionally cleaned. Good condition. Latin text. Ruscelli was an editor in Venice, who translated Ptolemy's 'Geographia' in to Italian. Maps were based on Gastaldi's earlier works of 1548 and then published as 'La Geographia di Claudio Tolomeo...'. The atlas ran to a number of editions. This map is from one of the later editions, as it displays slight signs of plate wear. This is a fascinating early map of the Arabian Peninsular.

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        Gründtliche Particularia Von glücklicher einnemung und eroberung der gewaltigen Vestung Raab/ in Hungern: welche die Türcken mit list under sich gebracht/ Und die in vierdhalb Jahr in ihrer macht gehabt. Erstlich Gedruckt zu Prag/ in der Alten Stadt/ durch Georg Jacob von Datschitz. Im Jahr: M.D.XCVIII

      O. O., ca. 1598.. 4 Bll. Rückenbroschur. 18 x 15 cm. Vgl. VD16 XL 31, Apponyi 1941 und Göllner 2365. - Bibliographisch unbekannter, wohl sehr zeitnah erschienener Nachdruck der fast titelgleichen Originalausgabe ("Gründtlicher Particular"). - Raab wurde 1592 von den Osmanen erobert, konnte 1598 jedoch durch Adolf von Schwarzenberg zurückerobert werden - ein Ereignis, dem eine solche Bedeutung beigemessen wurde, dass im ganzen Reich auf Befehl Rudolfs II. Raaberkreuze mit der Inschrift "Sag Gott, dem Herrn, Lob und Dank, dass Raab wieder kommen in der Christen Hand" errichtet wurden, die man vor allem in Niederösterreich heute noch findet.

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        Hieronymi Mercurialis Variarum Lectionum in Medicinae scriptoribus & alijs, Libri sex ab Auctore hac quoque postrema editione aucti & recogniti...

      apud Iuntas 1598 8vo (cm. 21,5), 8 cc.nn., 145 cc., 1 c.nn. (bianca), 20 cc.nn. Num.si bei capilettera ornati. Legatura antica in piena pergamena con titolo ms. al ds. Assente la carta di guardia libera ant. Qualche fioritura altrimenti ottimo esemplare. Adams M-1341; Durling, 3115.

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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, Cuzco, 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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        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, at any time within the compass of these 1500. yeeres:

      Imprinted at London by George Bishop, Ralph Newberie and Robert Barker, 1598.. devided into three severall volumes, according to the positions of the regions, whereunto they were directed. This first volume containing the woorthy discoveries, &c. of the English ... and the famous victorie atchieved at the citie of Cadiz, 1596. ... By Richard Hakluyt Master of Artes, and sometime student of Christ-Church in Oxford. Volumes I and II of 3, the two volumes bound in 1, SECOND EDITION,1598-1599, Volume I contains the “Voyage to Cadiz” (pages 607-619) which is almost always lacking and in state A with 53 lines on page 607, Volume II in the rarest state with “Hackluyt” and the date “1599” on title page, line 7 reading “these 1600 yeres”. Folio mainly in sixes, approximately 290 x 185 mm, 11½ x 7¼ inches, decorated and historiated head- and tail pieces and initials, LACKING THE FOLDING ENGRAVED WORLD MAP, missing from many copies and quite possibly not issued with the book but printed later for insertion in it, pages: [24], 619, [1]; [16], 312, 204; collation: *-**6, A-Eee6, Fff4; *8, A-Cc6, Aaa-Rrr6, bound in full old calf, triple blind ruled borders to covers plus blind tooled decorative lozenge at centre of both covers, raised bands to spine, no lettering or label. This volume was extensively restored by the celebrated binder Douglas Cockerell in 1910 when he was the Controller of the bookbinding workshops of W. H. Smith in Letchworth. Binding slightly worn, small neat repairs to corners, 2 very small chips to tail of spine, 25 mm (1") split at top of upper hinge, minor marks, minor scratches and tiny light scrapes to sides, endpapers renewed, on the front pastedown a hand coloured modern bookplate of a member of the Toke family plus a photograph of the state in which the book came to Cockerell, extensive restoration of contents, damaged by much worming, by silking on recto and verso of most leaves, and by expert repairs to corners and margins where necessary: Volume I, a few letters missing on title page, but most easily legible and imprint and date very clear, a few words missing at lower corner of Dedication on fo. *2r, a few missing on lower corner of Preface to the Reader on fo. *3-4 and a few letters at lower corner of *5-6, **1 and **2r, a couple of numbers missing on lower corners of Contents table fos. **4-5, a few letters missing on lower corners of B2v, C1v, D3-D5, signatures E, F, G, H, a few letters of text missing on L2r, L3r, L4v, L5-6, Z6, Ccc5v, Ddd3v-4v, on signatures O, P, Q, T, U, X, Ff, Ii, Ll, Eee, several words missing on signatures M, N, Aa, Bb, Cc-Ee, Fff, some worming to inner margins from fo. A1-Q2, occasionally affecting edge of text, mostly still easily legible, long worm track in text of G5-K3, damp stains to many lower margins, small top corner missing on B4, no loss; Volume II, title page repaired in margins but no damage to text, the same damp staining to a few lower margins, many pages silked only on lower half, slight loss to marginal notes on signature L, O, fo. N1, N4v, Q3r, a few letters missing on fos. V1r, X2r, Y3v, Y4r, Y6r, signature Z, Aa, Hhh, small worm track in text with loss of a few letters from Y6-Cc6, continuing as 2 tiny holes, not obscuring text, to Ooo1, then reverting to a small track to Qqq2. Virtually all text is legible in both volumes despite the loss of some letters and occasionally of words. A rescued and heavily restored copy of a famous book, Hakluyt's most important, first published in 1589. Our second edition is revised and much expanded and includes the 13 page section in Volume I on the Voyage to Cadiz which Queen Elizabeth had ordered to be excised from the Volume and is often missing. Lacking Volume III on the Americas as noted. Laid in is a typed letter signed by Douglas Cockerell addressed to Mrs Ashley Dodd the owner who is looking to have the book restored. In it he tells her what he is planning to do in order to strengthen the pages. This copy originally belonged to the Toke family who lived at Godinton House from 1440-1895. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Principal Navigations, Voiages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

      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. 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.Borba de Moraes, pp.391-2; Church, 322 (second issue of volume I); Hill, 743,745; James Ford Bell, H10; JCB (3) , I:372-4; Palau, 112039; Penrose, Travel and Discovery in the Renaissance, p.318; Printing and the Mind of Man, 105; Quinn, pp. 490-7; Sabin, 29596-7; STC, 12626.

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        Voyages et Conquestes du Capitaine Ferdinand Courtois, és Indes Occidentales

      Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Thick 8vo., (8) ff., 416 ff. Pages ruled in red. Woodcut on titlepage of a savage burning a sacrifice on a pyre. Bound in 17th c morocco with unidentified armorial on covers and title gilt on spine ('Republique des Suisses'). [Bound first:] SIMLER, Josias. / GOULART, Simon, tr. La Republique des Suisses. [Genève], Gabrel Cartier, 1598. 8vo., (8) ff., 301 (1) pp., (8) ff., 1 integral blank. Rare first French edition of Lopez de Gomara's account of the Conquest of Mexico (first Spanish, 1552). Banned immediately in its native language for its elevation of Cortes's importance above that of the Emperor, Gomara's account nevertheless became wildly popular in neighboring countries. The present distinctly polemical translation was among the first pro-Spanish accounts of the Conquest available to the French-speaking public, and was published as a marked riposte to other contemporary anti-Catholic translations and commentaries by Huguenots including Chauveton (1579) and Chassanion (1581). According to these Protestant translations of Spanish chroniclers such as Gonzalez Ferdinand de Oviedo, the fierce native resistance to the Conquistadors - often embodied in brutal attacks on Spanish clergymen - was evidently divine retribution; syphilis, thought to have emerged in the New World, was another clear aspect of this curse on the 'fornicating Spanish' (Lestringant, p. 470). Guillaume de Breton's translation of Gomara, in contrast, emphasizes the heroic nature of the Conquest under the leadership of the formidable 'Capitaine Ferdinand Courtois'. In his preface to the reader Le Breton defends Cortes from the calumnies of the 'ungrateful' Oviedo, and even includes a four-page French elogy to Cortes not found in the Spanish original. Finally, he provides a brief glossary of terms unfamiliar to the French reader: yucca, maize, hammocks, etc. The body of Gomara's account, which describes in glowing terms the bravery of the Spanish invasion and further events up to 1551, has evidently been somewhat edited by Le Breton but is mainly faithfully reproduced. Lopez de Gomara (1511-1564) collected the reports of returning Conquistadors including Cortes himself, producing his famous Historia General de las Indias in 1552. For reasons which remain unclear, however, Phillip II took great exception to the work and ordered all copies to be confiscated the following year. While the first part - dealing with the conquests of Peru, Chile, the Moluccas, etc. - appeared in French in 1568, the more controversial second part, dealing with Cortes and Mexico, was not translated until the present work. The copy is bound with a later edition of Josias Simmler's famous contemporary history of the cantons of Switzerland. *Alden/Landis 588/35; not in Church; Atkinson 335; Palau 141,164; Sabin 27, 750; Leclerc, p. 65; Balsamo & Simonin, n 202; Wagner, Spanish Southwest 211; cf also Lestringant's excellent Le Huguenot et le sauvage: l'Amérique et la controverse coloniale, en France, au temps des guerres de Religion (1555-1589) (2004), Chapter III.

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        IndiÊ Orientalis Insularum que Adiacientium Typus

      Antwerp,: Plantin, 1598.. Engraved map, 350 x 495 mm., original hand-colouring, fine and framed. One of the earliest maps of South East Asia: part of 'Terra Australis Incognita' is shown emerging from the south. This map was published by Plantin in Theatre de l'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'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'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: 'placing these countries beyond Java is the result of a misinterpretation of Marco Polo's description of them. Both Beach and Locach are names resulting from copyists' corruptions of Polo's Locac (Locac-Locach-Boeach-Beach) actually Indo-China' (Perry, The Discovery of Australia, p. 22).The present map was published the same year as Ortelius' 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' map of the Pacific.Clancy, 'Mapping of Terra Australis', 5.16 (1570 edition); Koeman, 31:351 (map 109); Parry, The Cartography of the East Indian Islands, 3.14 (1587 French edition); Van den Broecke, Ortelius Atlas Maps, 166.

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        His Discours of Voyages into the East and West Indies

      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: 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'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 'avaricious thirst for knowledge... enabled him to get detailed information of land and sea as far afield as the Spice Islands and China' (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'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'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 'Beach' 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 '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'.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"), 'In 1622 Governor-General Coen, fitting out an expedition, wrote the following lines about the Southern Continent: '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...'. Linschoten'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'.The book was an essential guide for the sailors themselves; it became "the navigator'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.Alden, 'European Americana', 598/57; Borba de Moraes, 488; Bosch, 41; Church, 321; Hill, p.182; Lust, 'Western Books on China', 340; Sabin, 41374; see also Penrose, pp. 210-204, etc; Shirley, G.LIN-2a; STC, 15691; Terra Australis, catalogue numbers 18 and 20, pp. 71, 91, etc.

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        Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino

      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. 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.Adams, P2237; Alden, 'European Americana', 599/64; JCB, II, 376; Phillips, Atlases, 409; Sabin, 66507; Stevens, 'Ptolemyís Geography', 56.

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        Opera di M. Giovanni Boccaccio Tradotta di Latin in Volgare [bound with] Urbano

      Filippo Giunti, Florence, 1598. First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Contemporary vellum, mild discoloration, a few scrapes to the spine, title penned to spine, old stamp to title, scattered foxing, heavy in a few spots. (viii), 318 (2), 71 (1) pp. Urbano with a separate title page also dated 1598. Registro on final page, front and rear blanks present. Though Boccaccio is most famous for his works written directly in Italian, most of his later career was spent writing exclusively in Latin. Size: Octavo (8vo). Previous owner's book-plate inside front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043273. .

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        ILLUSTRIUM IMAGINES, EX ANTIQUIS MARMORIBUS, NOMISMATIBUS, ET GEMMIS EXPRESSAE: QUAE EXSTANT ROMAE, MAIOR PARS APUD FULVIUM URSINUM. EDITION ALTERA, ALIQUOT IMAGINIBUS, ET I. FABRI AD SINGULAS COMMENTARIO, AUCTIOR ATQUE ILLUSTRIOR

      Antwerp: Ex Officina Plantiniana (Plantin), 1598. THEODORUS GALLAEUS DELINEABAT ROMAE EX ARCHETYPIS INCIDEBAT ANTUERPIAE MDXCIIX. 88pp + (8pp) + 150 engraved portrait plates (from M. Aemilius Lepidus to Zenon - lacking plate 97 - Numae Pompili). Also bound in is APPENDIX AD IMAGINES ILLUSTRIUM EX FULVII URSINI BIBLIOTHECA, ANTUERPIAE A THEODORO GALLAEO EXPRESSAS. 1606, consisting of the title page and 17 engraved plates. Following is an INDEX (4pp) of the main work with the colophon date at the end of Sept. 11, 1598. Binding is very good full calf with raised bands and spine labels. The contents are very good, with the one plate missing and a few plates with minor spots or tidemarks. The main title page is sophisticated, it appears that the center core of the original title page was trimmed to its engraved limits and pasted onto a blank page and the bottom 3 text lines of the latter printed APPENDIX title were trimmed and pasted underneath that, so that the title page has both dates; (1598) for the main title, and 1606 for the APPENDIX. The 88 Latin text pages are brief biographies of the 151 subjects of the main work, a who's who of the classical world. 22 x 17 cm.. Full-Leather. Collectible-Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        REGIMENTOS DO AVDITORIO ECCLESSIASTICO DO ARCEBISPADO D’EVORA,

      - E DA SVA RELAÇAM E CONsultas, & casa do Despacho, & mais oficiais de justiça Ecclesiastica, & a ordem que se tem nos exames, & em outras cousas que tocão ao bom governo do dito Arcebipado, tirados dos antigos, & acrescentados, & mudados, conforme ao tempo, & larga experiencia, que se teue, & ao sagrado Concilio Tridentino. Por mandado do reuerendissimo em CHRISTO padre dom Theotonio, filho dos duques de Bragança dom Iames quarto, & dona Ioanna de Mendoça, Arcebispo de d’Euora. Impresso em Euora por Manuel de Lyra, por mandado do dito Reuerendissimo em Christo padre. ANNO DE M.D.LXXXXVIII. [1598] In fólio de 26x18,5 cm. Com [iv], 164 fólios. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com ferros a seco nas pastas. Bela impressão com o brasão de D. Teotónio na fola de rosto, uma gravura de página inteira com Cristo cruxificado, capitulares xilográficas decorativas ao longo do texto, vinhetas de remate decorativas. Exemplar com ocasionais e ténues manchas de humidade, dois fólios um pouco aparados junto ao pé. O fólio 152 em branco está encadernado fora do devido lugar, encontra-se a seguir ao fólio 106. Anselmo 775. Barbosa III, 735. Inocêncio VIII, 91. Palha 363. D. Manuel II 269. Barbosa Machado III, 719. Pinto de Matos, 78. Neponuceno 1412. Azevedo e Samodães 2643. "Na impressão, nítida e embelezada de vinhetas ornamentais e de grandes letras iniciais de desenho de fantasia (gravura em madeira), aplicaram-se caracteres redondos e itálicos: os primeiros no texto compacto do Regimento, e os segundos nas epígrafes dos vários títulos em que o Regimento é dividido. Livro no seu género, interessante e de muito apreço. Edição primitiva, e única que isoladamente o Regimento teve. Os exemplares são RARISSIMOS." Location/localizacao: raros

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        Opera di M. Giovanni Boccaccio Tradotta di Latin in Volgare [bound with] Urbano

      Filippo Giunti, Florence, 1598. First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Contemporary vellum, mild discoloration, a few scrapes to the spine, title penned to spine, old stamp to title, scattered foxing, heavy in a few spots. (viii), 318 (2), 71 (1) pp. Urbano with a separate title page also dated 1598. Registro on final page, front and rear blanks present. Though Boccaccio is most famous for his works written directly in Italian, most of his later career was spent writing exclusively in Latin. Size: Octavo (8vo). Previous owner's book-plate inside front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043273. .

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        Erythraei Sive Rubri Maris Periplus

      carta geografica-storica raffigurante le l'oceano Indiano dalle coste orientali dell'Africa sino alle Indie Orientali. Inserito in un cartiglio posto in basso al centro particolare del Mediterraneo orientale. Tratta dal "Parergon" of "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum", edizione latina del 1603. .Van den Broecke 224. Historical map of the Indian Ocean, from the northeastern coast of Africa up to the East Indies, with an inset cartouche showing the eastern Mediteranean sea. King Hanno from Carthago is supposed to have been the first to sail around the continent of Africa and to reach the Arabian sea. Incidentally, he was also the first person to tame a lion, as related by Plinius, Xenophon and Solinus. These authors based themselves on Hanno's writings, as translated by Baptista Ramusio and Conradus C. Gesnerus. An inset of Hyperbporey has been added, as Ortelius puts it "for better beautifying this map", and to remind the reader that in spite of all their exertions, a passage to the Far East via the North Pole has not yet been found by the English or the Dutch. Taken from the "Parergon" of the "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum", latin edition of 1603. Van den Broecke 224. Anversa Antwerpen 465 360

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        Typus Orbis Terrarum

      Carta tratta dalla prima edizione della " Cosmographia Universalis" di Paul Merula, stampata ad Amsterdam nel 1605. Le mappe usate per illustrare la prima edizione della Cosmografia di Merula sono realizzate nel 1598 da Jodocus Hondius e Pieter Van den Keere (Kaerius) e quindi utilizzate dall'editore Cornelis Claesz per illustrare lavori di Apian, Linschoten e Merula. Incisione in rame, inserita in una pagina di testo, in perfette condizioni. Taken from the first edition of "Cosmographia Universalis" by Paul Merula, printed in Amsterdam in 1605. The map was first issued in 1598 by Cornelis Claesz and engraved and realized by Jodocus Hondius and Pietre vand den Keere (Kaerius). Claesz used the plate to illustrate various works he published by Peter Apian, Jan van Linschoten, Paul Merula and others. Copperplate, inset in a page text, very good conditions. Amsterdam Amsterdam King pp. 80/81 120 85

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        Corsica Isola, olim Cyrnus

      ESEMPLARE IN COLORITURA COEVA. Carta geografica tratta da L'Italia a cura di Fabio Magini, edito a Bologna tra il 1620 ed il 1640. Incisa da Arnoldo Arnoldi, la carta della Corsica dle Magini deriva da un disegno del Bracelli del 1597 che unisce elementi drivati dalla carte del Licinio e dle Mercator, e le pitture di Egnazio Danti e Cristoforo de Grassis. Bibliografia: Almagià p.p. 78/82. Le carte del Magini in coloritura coeva sono assolutamente rarissime. Bologna Bologna 460 360

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