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        Descriptionis Ptolemaicae augmentum, sive Occidentis notitia commentario illustrata

      Louvain: Gerard Rivius, 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. Catalogued by Kate Hunter..

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        Wiismaria. [Wismar. General view from "Civitates Orbis Terrarum"]

      Cologne, Germany: Braun & Hogenberg, 1598. Hand-colored copper engraving by Braun & Hogenberg. The coloring is early, and quite possible contemporary. From Vol. V page 46 of Civitates Orbis Terrarum. Measures 38.2cm x 50.5 cm. Minor staining at edges, with a few tears to margins or extreme edge of image. Minor soiling to image, and minimal wear at center fold. Text printed on the reverse of one page.. Early edition. Very good- condition.

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        (City / Town Plan - Toledo, Spain): Toletum

      Braun & Hogenberg, 1598. Near fine, early color, latin edition (applicable text verso). Very decorative town plan of Toledo, Spain from this edition of the famous city atlas. Cherubim, palace, temple all present as separate images. These plans are well-known to collectors, and this particular item is increasingly uncommon. The full atlas was published in 6 volumes, in various editions, from 1572-1617. It was a collaborative work between many artists, engravers and cartographers (for a nice discussion of the history of this atlas, see Goss's THE MAPMAKERS ART, pp. 260-5). The map image measures 12.75x20 inches..

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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

      In Fiiorenza (Florence): Per Filippo Giunti, 1598. relié. In 8 (10,5x16,5). 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. - Per Filippo Giunti, In Fiiorenza (Florence) _1598, In 8 (10,5x16,5), (32) 828pp. (50), relié. - relié

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      Frankfurt. 1598-1613.. 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 Indies in 1598-99. As in the two previous parts, most of the plates are scenes in the East Indies. CHURCH 211. Part V, QUINTA PARS INDIAE ORIENTALIS..., 1601. Sole edition, first issue. Twenty plates. More material on Von Neck, and the establishment of Dutch power in Bantam. CHURCH 212. Part VI, INDIAE ORIENTALIS PARS VI..., 1604. Sole edition, first issue. Twenty-six plates. Pieter de Maree's description of Guinea in 1600, and other early voyages to Guinea by the Portuguese, Dutch, and French. This whole section therefore relates to the Gold and Slave coasts of Africa and the growing European trading presence there, which laid the foundation for the trans- Atlantic slave trade. CHURCH 213. Part VII, INDIAE ORIENTALIS PARS SEPTIMA..., 1606. Sole edition, first issue. Twenty-two plates. Joris von Spilbergen's voyage to Ceylon in 1601-4 and Gasparo Balbi's voyage to Pegu via Syria in 1579-88. This part is mainly devoted to India and Ceylon, with excellent plates of the latter. CHURCH 216. Part VIII, INDIAE ORIENTALIS PARS OCTAVA..., 1607. Sole edition, first issue. Eighteen plates. A collection of five Dutch voyages to the East Indies, 1600-6, including trips to China and the Spice Islands, all illustrating the rising Dutch power in the East. The plates show various military encounters, and a famous double-page plate of Macao. Note that in this copy plate 13, a double-page plate, is bound in between plates 11 and 12, i.e. on the verso of plate 11 and on the conjoined leaf. CHURCH 218. Part IX, INDIAE ORIENTALIS PARS NONA..., 1612. First edition, second issue. Seventeen plates. A world map appears on the supplementary title to the extra plates section. This part describes the voyage of Admiral Pieter Willemsz to the Spice Islands to seize them from the Portuguese, written by one of the officers on the expedition. CHURCH 221. Part X, INDIAE ORIENTALIS PARS X..., 1613. First edition. Three plates and three maps. This part is important on several accounts. The first section includes one of the first published accounts of Hudson Bay, describing the explorations of Henry Hudson. The most important map in this part, showing Henry Hudson's explorations, was first published the year before by Hessel Gerritsz in Amsterdam. It is the first map of Hudson Bay and the adjacent country, and is present here in a slightly reduced version of Gerritsz' map, with the name of the island "Frisland" clearly engraved (see Burden). The double- page map shows Hudson Bay in the west, and stretches all the way east to include Ireland and Iceland. Befitting Hudson's extensive explorations, the coastline of Hudson Bay is quite detailed and accurate, place names are noted, and islands in the bay are shown. Hudson did make mistakes, however, in his charting of the southern part of the bay in a rectangular shape. "This map serves as the foundation piece to Canada's basic economic history. It served as the only functional chart to the northern regions of Canada for several decades, and enabled the successful establishment of the Hudson Bay Company which was to dominate trade, exploration and the economic development of Canada for a long time" - Kershaw. The second section of Part X of De Bry describes other voyages to the North by Linschoten, while the third section relates to De Quiros and his supposed discovery of a new continent, "Terra Australis Incognita." The other two maps relate to a search for a Northeast passage. CHURCH 222. A rare opportunity to acquire one of the great monuments of early travel literature. CHURCH as cited above. Hudson map: BURDEN 162. SCHWARTZ & EHRENBERG, p.94. VERNER & STUART-STUBBS, THE NORTHPART OF AMERICA 29. KERSHAW, EARLY PRINTED MAPS OF CANADA 53b, pp.56-58.

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        Americae sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio

      Basel: Petri, Sebastian, 1598. unbound. very good. Map. Woodcut. Image measures 12.25" x 14.5". This rare edition published by Sebastian Petri (son of Henri) was first printed in 1588 in Munster's seminal work "Cosmographey". Based on Abraham Ortelius' map of 1570. Some minor staining along edges and in "California".

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        Wiismaria. [Wismar. General view from "Civitates Orbis Terrarum"]

      Braun & Hogenberg Cologne, Germany: Braun & Hogenberg, 1598. Hand-colored copper engraving by Braun & Hogenberg. The coloring is early, and quite possible contemporary. From Vol. V page 46 of Civitates Orbis Terrarum. Measures 38.2cm x 50.5 cm. Minor staining at edges, with a few tears to margins or extreme edge of image. Minor soiling to image, and minimal wear at center fold. Text printed on the reverse of one page.. Early edition. Very good- condition.

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        In Institutiones Iuris Civilis A Iustiniano Compositas Commentarius

      1598. [Justinian I (483-565 CE), Emperor of the East]. Vultejus, Hermann [1555-1634], Commentaries. In Institutiones Iuris Civilis A Iustiniano Compositas Commentarius: Additi Sunt In Fine Indices Sex, Operi Ipsi Accommodatissimi. Marburg: Apud Paulum Egenolphum, 1598. [viii], 890, [54] pp. Quarto (8" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary paneled pigskin with elaborate blind tooling, raised bands and somewhat later hand-lettered title and tiny hand-lettered shelf label to spine, ties lacking. Some soiling and a few minor stains, spine darkened, minor edgewear, corners lightly bumped, front free endpaper detached. Toning to text, occasional light browning, foxing in a few places. Filled-in 3" x 1" hole in preliminary leaf (part of dedication) with some loss to text. Early owner annotation to front pastedown, neat underlining in a few places, interior otherwise clean. * First edition. Commissioned by the Emperor Justinian in 530 CE, the body of writings known collectively as the Corpus Juris Civilis preserved and restated all existing Roman law. It has four books: the Code, Novels, Institutes and Digest. Intended for students, the Institutes is a synopsis of the reformed legal system. It supplanted the earlier Institutes of Gaius. Vultejus was a notable legal scholar and professor at the University of Marburg, where he also taught Greek. In later years he served as a diplomat and was raised to the nobility by Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II. In Institutiones Iuris Civilis is an extensive article-by-article commentary on the Institutes. It was a work of authority that went through five later editions, the last one in 1630. All are scarce, especially in North American law libraries; OCLC locates 1 copy of this edition (in the Library of Congress). Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachbereich Erschienenen Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts (VD16) V2823.

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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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        Le Court Leete et Court Baron collect per Iohn Kitchin de Greies Inne . . . ouesque diuers nouel additions, come Court de Marshalsey, Auncient demesne, Court de Pipowders, Essoines, Imparlance . . . & diuers auter matters. S.T.C. 15022; Beale T374

      The last sixteenth century edition of a work which--together with Lambarde's "Eirenarcha"--remains essential to the understanding of Tudor local courts and government, treating of both civil and criminal matters; with Kitchin's lengthy commentary. Contemporary vellum, worn and darkened, definite browning, four leaves misbound, a well-used but sturdy copy, with several leaves of manuscript notation. In aedibus Thomae Wight & Bonhami Norton, London], 1598.

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        Gründtlicher Particular Von glücklicher einnemung unnd eroberung der gewaltigen Vestung Raab/ in Hungern: welche die Türcken mit list under sich gebracht/ Und die in vierdhalb Jahr in jhrer macht gehabt haben. Sampt andern Zeittungen ausz Preßpurg/ Gran und Constantinopel.

      Mit Titelholzschnitt (Postillion). 4 Bll. Rückenbroschur. 18 x 15 cm. Vgl. VD16 XL 31 (dort mit etwas anderem Zeilenfall und leicht anderer Orthographie) und VD16 XL 90 (identischer Zeilenfall und Orthographie, aber mit Druckerangabe Georg Jacob und Buryan Walda); Apponyi III, 1941 und Göllner 2365 (jeweils nur die XL 90 entsprechende Ausgabe). - 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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        "Het Spaens Europa" (Europe depicted as a queen)

      Engraving on paper, 19,8x25,5cm + 2 lines of text Frankfurt/Main c. 1598 The illustrations on the map refer to the destruction of the Spanish Armada in 1588 (refer to our English Waghenaer chart of Europe, item 51), the defeat of the French "Ligue" in 1589 and the fight for freedom of the Dutch against the Catholic Church, the Jesuits and Spain (illustration in upper right corner). For the attribution to the workshop of Brachfeld, see "Cartographia Curiosa 2" by Stephanie Hoppen (England 1982) entry 4 illustrated. Mrs. Hoppens says here: "An extremely rare single-sheet printing or broadside. The engraver is not known by name but his work is easily recognizable by experts as an etcher who worked with Paul Brachfeld in Frankfurt. We have not managed to trace any other copy of this rare map nor any mention of it in the bibliographies.". She refers to and thanks Professor Dr. Stopp in Mainz for the information. Further there is by H.A.M. van der Heijden in "De oudste gedrukte kaarten van Europa" (1992) a listing of a Dutch version (map 46) from c. 1598. He says that the origin of this Dutch print is also unknown. About Brachfeld very little information is available but copies of the print are known to have been published in "Historicae Relationis Continuatio" presented for the Frankfurt autumn book fair in 1598.. In very good condition. It is lightly age-toned. The upper margin is wide, the other three cut until plate mark. A soft printer's crease. See information in the text

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