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      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. 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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      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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      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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      - 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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      Carta tratta dal celebre ?Viiaggio da Venezia a Costantinopoli" del Rosaccio, edito a Venezia nel 1598 da Giacomo Franco. Le incisioni sono finemente intagliate in rame da Marco Sadeler, membro della nota famiglia di artisti attivi tra Venezia e Praga. Tali pregevoli incisioni rappresentano graficamente le tappe dell?itinerario descritto da Rosaccio, raffigurando le principali città, tratti di costa, golfi, ma anche vedute, castelli, fortezze. Si potrebbero senz?altro definire le incisioni quali reali protagoniste dell?opera di Rosaccio: il testo, infatti, nelle parole dello stesso autore, non rappresenta altro che una vera e propria didascalia destinata ad accompagnare e commentare ogni immagine. In perfetto stato di conservazione, rara. Map taken from the famous "Viaggio da Venezia a Costantinopoli" by Rosaccio, published in Venice in 1598 by the Giacomo Franco. The map are engraved by Marco Sadeler. Perfect conditions. Rare. Venezia Venice 175 95

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        Terra Sancta, Apetro Laicstain perbus tratta, et ab eius ore et schedis à Christiano Schrot in tabulam redacta

      Carta tratta dal "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" di Ortelius, edizione francese del 1598. Incisione in rame, finemente colorata a mano, in ottimo stato di conservazione. This is the most modern of Ortelius' maps of the Holy Land. It focuses specifically on the Holy Land and is oriented with east of the top. Ortelius used as a model the wall map of Peter Laicksteen who had actually visited the Holy Land in 1566. However, Ortelius introduced several revisions to the original. In addition to two elaborate cartouches, the map is decorated with a dramatic vignette of Jonah plunging from a ship into the mouth of the whale. Copperplate with fine colour, in good conditions. Anversa Antwerpen Laor 543: Nebenzahl, Mapping of the Holy L.pp.86-7. 500 370

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        Iusti Lipsi De militia Romana libri quinque, commentarius ad Polybium. Editio nova, aucta variè & castigata [Legato con:] Lipsius Justus. Admiranda, sive, de magnitudine Romana libri quattuor. [...].

      Antuerpiae, ex officina Plantiniana, apud Ioannem Moretum, 1598, due volumi legati in 1, in-4, leg. settecentesca in piena pergamena, titoli in oro su tassello in pelle al dorso, pp. 366, [2], XXIX, [7] - [12], 255, [13]. Con marche tipografiche sui frontespizi, una tavola calcografica ripiegata f.t. e numerose belle incisioni in rame n.t. (anche a piena pagina, raffiguranti soldati romani) nella prima opera. A c. AA1r del primo titolo altro frontespizio: Analecta sive observationes reliquae ad militiam. Una leggerissima brunitura: ottime condizioni.

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        Nova Pvlcherrimae Civitatis Florentiae Topographia Accvratiss. Delineata

      Acquaforte e bulino, circa 1598, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, rifilata al rame, alcune pieghe di carta, lievissime abrasioni, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. Di derivazione dalla grande pianta di Stefano Buonsignori, questa rarissima pianta della città edita a Venezia alla fine del XVI secolo, non è la ristampa della lastra del Florimi (1595) come sostenuto invece dal Mori-Boffito. Donato Rascicotti o Rasciotti, Rasicotti e Rosigotti era stampatore, editore e commerciante di stampe nativo di Brescia ed attivo a Venezia e forse a Bologna e Roma. Probabilmente può essere identificato anche con Donato Resegata ?stampatore di disegni? arrestato a Roma nel 1577 sorpreso a rubare disegni dalla bottega di Antonio Lafrery, e che viveva nella casa dell?editore Lorenzo Vaccari e prima di Mario Cartaro. A Venezia il suo negozio era al Ponte dei Baretteri; nel 1598 ottenne il privilegio del Doge con l?autorizzazione alla stampa. Almagià lo descrive come editore di mappe incise da Giovanni Battista Mazza e come stampatore di lastre dei Bertelli. Sono note anche sue tirature di lastre prima edite dal Tramezzino e Martino Rota. Bibliografia: Mori-Boffito pp. 45/47; Bury, The Print in Italy, p. 232. Dimensioni 505x401. Etching and engraving, 1598 circa, signed on lower right plate. Magnificent work, printed on contemporary laid paper trimmer to platemark, some paper folds and light abrasions, otherwise in good condition. With its origin the great plan of Stefano Buonsignori, this rare work was published in Venice at the end of the XVI century; this is not the reissue of Florimi?s plate (1595), as Mori-Boffito stated. Donato Rascicotti or Rasciotti, Rasicotti and Rosigotti was printer, publisher and print dealer; he was born in Brescia but worked in Venice and maybe in Bologna and Rome too. Very likely, he can be identified with Donato Resegata ?printer of drawings? who was arrested in Rome in 1577, caught while he was stealing some drawings from Antonio Lafrery?s workshop, and who lived in the house of Lorenzo Vaccari and, even before, in that of Mario Cartaro. His shop in Venice was at Ponte dei Baretteri; in 1598 he was granted the Doge privilege with the permission to print. Almagià describes him as the publisher of Giovanni Battista Mazza?s maps and the Bertelli?s plates. Quite famous are also his editions of the plates already published by Tramezzino and Martino Rota. Bibliografia: Mori-Boffito pp. 45/47; Bury, The Print in Italy, p. 232. Dimensioni 505x401. Venezia Venice Mori-Boffito pp. 45/47; Bury, The Print in Italy, p. 232. Dimensioni 505x401.

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        Corona e palma militare di Artiglieria... -

      Venezia, Rampazetto, 1598.In-folio. Solida legatura in mezza pergamena con angoli, tassello sul dorso. Con una bella vignetta sul frontespizio e 96 interessanti illustrazioni di vario formato inc. in legno n.t., per lo più di armi e piante di assedi. (4), 58 ff.; margine esterno di quattro carte abilmente restaurato e qualche foglio accuratamente rinfrescato; buon esemplare, fresco e marginoso. Prima edizione di questo trattato assai apprezzato in cui «si tratta dell'inventione (dell'artiglieria) e dell'operare nelle fattioni da Terra, e Mare, fuochi artificiati da Giuoco, e Guerra; & d'un nuovo Instrumento per misurare distanze...» (dal titolo). Cockle 673. Manzi 84. Breman 68. Philips, Fireworks, 34. Riccardi I, 232: «prima edizione molto rara». First edition of this justly popular work based on many years of practical experience. Large allegorical woodcut on title, 96 large and small woodcut illutrations in the text of weapons, military instruments, plans of sieges, etc., and several decorative initials. Expertly washed in places and small skillful repair to the very outer margin of four leaves far off the printed surface: overall a good and fresh copy with wide margins, bound in half vellum.

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        Arco trionfale sormontato dalla statua di Mosè

      Acquaforte, 1598. Della serie Decorazioni per la visita di Clemente VIII a Bologna. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, rifilata al rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bibliografia: Bartsch 30; TIB 010. Dimensioni 144x215. Etching, 1598. From the series Decorazioni per la visita di Clemente VIII a Bologna (Decorations for Clemente VIII?s visit to Bologna). Excellent work, printed on contemporary laid paper, trimmed to platemark, in very good condition.Bibliografia: Bartsch 30; TIB 010. Dimensioni 144x215.

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        Opuscoli morali? divisi in due parti principali. Copisi di necessarij precetti da essere essequiti da Prencipi, da Popoli, da Sacerdoti, da Laici, da Figliuoli, da Mariti, da Mogli, da Padroni, et da Servi. Tradotti in Volgare dal sign. Marc'Antonio Gandino et da altri letterati...

      Appresso Fioravante Prati 1598 Due volumi di cm. 22, pp. (24) 754 (2); (30) (2) cc. 368. Marca tipografica ad entrambi i frontespizi, testate e capolettera in xilografia. Solida legatura di poco posteriore in piena pergamena rigida con titoli in oro su tasselli ai dorsi. Tagli rossi. Esemplare fresco ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Testo in elegante corsivo. Dedica al vescovo di Treviso Alvise Molino. Prima edizione di questa celebre ed apprezzata traduzione degli Opuscoli morali di Plutarco di Cheronea (44-120 d.C.) condotta oltre che dal Gandini (il quale traduce ben 41 delle 78 opere), da Gratia Maria Gratij (15 opere) e dal Tarcagnota (22 opere). Si tratta della raccolta delle ope minori di Plutarco che oltre ai problemi morali ed etici, affronta questioni di carattere, politico, storico- religioso, di arte divinatoria, fisica, astronomia, medicina e musica.

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

      ex officina Plantiniana, apud Ioannem Moretum 1598 In 4° (255x180), pagg.366, una bianca, XXIX, (5).Testo in greco e latino.Vignetta allegorica in rame al frontespizio, iniziali istoriate entro grandi vignette silografiche, fregi e altre incisioni in legno nel testo; 8 incisioni in rame nel testo di Pieter van der Borcht raffiguranti soldati romani con vari equipaggiamenti, una f.t. ripiegata (rappresentante l'Iconismus Aciei vulgatae, lo schieramento preparatorio dell'esercito per la battaglia). Alla fine include il supplemento intitolato "Analecta sive observationes reliquie ad militiam et hosce libros". Piena pergamena molle coeva con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Pregiata opera di carattere storico archeologico del grande umanista belga, Justus Lipsius (1547-1606), che fu professore all'università di Lovanio e Leida, amico di C. Plantin e J. Moretus, che pubblicarono gran parte delle sue opere, compresa la magnifica Opera Omnia. La prima edizione del De Militia romana viene attribuita, in base al privilegio, al 1594 (alcuni bibliografi però la ritengono del 1596). Buon esemplare genuino che presenta arrossamenti tipici della carta dell'epoca che si accentuano ad alcune pagg. Nicèron XXIV, pag. 128, n. 22; Cockle n. 620.

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        Fischbuch, das ist, aussführliche Beschreibung und lebendige Conterfactur aller unnd jeden Fischen, von den kleinsten Fischlein an bis auff den grösten Wallfish, wie sie nicht allein in dem grossen hohen Meer, sondern auch in den Seen, Flüssen, Bächen, und allen schiffreichen Wassern gesehen und gefangen werden. Sampt derselben Nutzbarkeit und Güte, so wol in Essenspeiss und Küchen, als in der Artzney und Apotheken... In Latin erstmals beschrieben, hernach aber von Herrn Conrad Forer... ins Teutsch gebracht...

      Franckfurt am Meyn, Johann Saur, in Verlegung Robert Cambiers erben, 1598. Folio (360 x 232mm). Leaves (6), 202, title printed in red and black, with some 700 woodcuts in the text of which many full page. Recent old style calf, spine with gilt ornaments and lettering, blind tooled covers. Third German edition. The first German edition was printed by Froschower and appeared in 1563. For the German translations, the text was abbreviated, some new woodcuts were added. The fine woodcuts were cut after paintings by Lakas Schan, some of which survive as part of the Felix Platter collection in the Basle University Library. The various publications of Gessner, 'considered the basis of modern zoology' (Horblit. One Hundred books famous in science, 39), are the foremost purely zoological works of the Renaissance period. His most original contribution to science was his introduction of illustrations as an aid to the study of biology. The shells are incorporated in the present work and chapter XV concerns shells only, with many illustrations. As usual some occasional light browning. A good copy. Wellisch A 26.6; Nissen ZBI, 1555.

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        Historia novi et admirabilis fontis balneique Bollensis in Ducatu Wirtembergico ad acidulas Goepingenses... Adijciuntur plurimae figurae novae variorum fossilium, stirpium, &

      insectorum, quae in & circa hunc fontem reperiuntur. Montbéliard, (J. Foillet), 1598. 4 parts in one volume, 4to (197 x 150 mm). pp. (42), 291, (1 blank); pp. (8, last blank), 222, with large portrait of J. Bauhin on verso of title and 210 woodcut illustrations of fossils, fruit, insects, etc. Contemporary (or slightly later) vellum. A very rare, most probably early issue with the portrait of J. Bauhin on verso of the title. This beautiful renaissance portrait shows the author with a plant in his right hand and his left hand on a skull. This portrait is not mentioned in any of the bibliographies we consulted. The copies we have sold or seen in the past did not have the portrait either. The only copy to have the portrait was the copy of the Alfred Schmid (Bern) collection which was auctioned at Reiss & Auvermann in 1983. The portrait has the dates 1541 and 1597, the first date being the date of birth and the other one the date of the portrait. The present copy does not have the 'Paralipomena' a 4 leaves (of which the last leaf is blank) supplement on fungi, which is most likely never present in this early issue with the portrait. First edition of one of the first illustrated books on fossils and minerals, preceded only by Gesner's 'De rerum fossilium' (1565), and also containing an important early record of cultivated fruit, with a series of important fruit illustrations. The work is a study of the petrifying springs of Bad Boll near Groppingen, Württemberg. 'This was the most detailed work on the subject written in the sixteenth century, and contains a lengthy appendix that gives an intimation of Bauhin's abilities as a naturalist. It consists of a series of illustrations, most of fossil collections, that was probably inspired by Gesner's 'De rerum fossilium' (1565). The most original were the illustrations of sixty varieties of apples and thirthy-nine of pears, all collected in the alpine region. These large and distinctive woodcuts show the value of illustration for depicting fine morphological distinctions' (DSB). This work also contains the first detailed study of cultivated fruit. Bauhin (1541-1613) was physician to Duke Frederick of Württemberg. 'Christoph I, the duke's grandfather, had collected and planted 374 fruit cultivars. To better display the apples in the duke's pleasure garden, Bauhin introduced 'super dwarf' apples, which he called 'Male Francerina Ionina'. He used the strongly dwarfing 'Paradise' crab as interstem, adding to the dwarfing effect by grafting on quince. In his 'Historia novi...' Bauhin extols the pleasant surroundings and healing waters of Bad Boll, a spa in the lands of Duke Frederick I, his patron. He closes Part 4 with the description and life-size woodcuts of 60 appels, 33 pears, and numerous cultivars of other fruits, nuts, and tropical dainties' (Janson, Pomona's harvest p. 82). Nissen BBI, 100, Durling 495; Ward & Carozzi 142 & 143; Wellcome 763.

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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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        Istoria Fiorentino di M. Poggio. Tradotta di Latino in Volgare da Iacopo suo figliuolo [d. i. Jacopo di Poggio Bracciolini]. Riueduta, e corretta nuouamente per Francesco Serdonati.

      8°, 2 Bl., 258 S., 9 Bl. (Tavola). Hübsche Holzschnitt-Initialen, Späterer OPerg.-Bd. (18. Jht.) m. Rückenschild, Kleine Fehlstelle a. Deckel (minimaler Pergamentverlust). Innen teilweise min. stockfleckig, Seiten unterschiedlich gebräunt. 30 S. a. unteren Steg etwas wasserrändig. Insgesamt schönes Exemplar. (BMC Italian Books 124). Erste italienischsprachige Ausgabe dieser klassischen Geschichte der Stadt Florenz von 1350 bis 1455 (erschienen unter dem Titel "Historia Fiorentina" in Venedig 1476). - Gianfrancesco (oder Giovanni Francesco) Poggio Bracciolini (1380 - 1459) war einer der wichtigsten Humanisten der italienischen Renaissance. Er studierte in Florenz und ging um 1402 nach Rom, wo Papst Bonifatius IX. ihn zu einem seiner apostolischen Sekretäre machte, eine Position, die er unter den Päpsten Innozenz VII. (gestorben 1406), Gregor XII. (abgedankt 1415), Alexander V. (gestorben 1410) und dem Gegenpapst Johannes XXIII. (abgesetzt im Mai 1415) behielt. Die Absetzung des Letzteren und die Länge des Konzils von Konstanz (5. November 1414 bis 22. April 1418) gab ihm die Zeit, in den Bibliotheken und Klöstern Deutschlands und Frankreichs nach antiken Texten zu suchen, die den frühen Humanisten bekannt waren, aber in Italien nicht mehr existierten. Er entdeckte lange verschollene Texte von Cicero, Tacitus, Quintilian, Vegetius, Marcus Manilius, Ammianus Marcellinus, Vitruv, Statius und Petronius und spezialisierte sich darauf, Fragmente anhand des Schreibstils bestimmten Autoren zuzuordnen und so verlorene Werke zu rekonstruieren.

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        Copey eines Schreibens, welchs in lateinischer Sprachen, der Herr Stanislaus von Zarnkow, Ertzbischoff zu Gnesen, &c.

      und der Herr Johan Zamoiski, Groszcantzler in Polen, &c. an Hertzog Carln zu Schweden, &c. bey dem Herrn Samuel Lasky, königlichen Gesandten abgehen lassen. Und was hochermelter Hertzog Carl, bey gemeltem herrn Gesandten, darauff geantwortet. Actum Upsal, anno &c. 1598. (Stockholm, Andreas Gutterwitz, 1598). 4:o. (14),+ (2, blanka) s. Liten fuktrand upptill. Häftad, i senare pappersomslag med handskriven etikett. Collijn III, s. 277. Warmholtz 3277. Rudbeck 869. Arbetet ingår i den häftiga skriftväxlingen mellan hertig Karl och Sigismund. Sigismunds sändebud Samuel Laski framförde vid sitt besök i Stockholm i februari 1598 kritik från den polska senaten. Karl lät trycka denna kritik, och sitt eget svar, i "Copey eines Schreibens". Hans svar går ut på att han bara handlat med fäderneslandets bästa för ögonen

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        Werbung und Beuehl/ was der durchleuchtigste/ grossmechtigste Fürst und Herr/ Herr Sigismundus/ der Schweden/ Gothen und Wenden Köning/ &c.

      &c. als dann Köning zu Polen/ &c. &c. bey dem durchleuchtigen hochgebornen Fürsten und Herrn/ Herrn Carln/ der Reiche Schweden/ Gothen und Wenden Erbfürsten und Gubernatorn/ Hertzogen zu Südermanland/ Nericke und Wermeland. Ingleichen den Herrn Ständen dieses Reichs/ zuuerichten und anzuzeigen. Seiner Kön: Majest: Abgesandten dem edlen und wolgebornen/ Herrn Samuel Lasky von Lasko/ Herrn zu Schonenwaldt/ gnedigst aufferlegt und anbetrawet gehabt. Ingleichem/ was wolermelter Gesandter/ inmittelst seiner erlangten Wiederabfertigung/ an S: F: G: durch eingelegte sonderbare Schreiben/ gelangen lassen. Und welcherley gestalt S: F: G: auff des Gesandten schrifftlich ubergebene/ auch in seiner Werbung angezogene Protestation und sonsten hinwiederumb geantwortet. So wol auch was S: F: G: in Antwort/ zur begerten Abfertigung/ schrifftlich verfassen lassen. Und dann ermelte Herrn Reichs Stände/ gegen S: K: M: auff obberürte angebrachte Werbung/ zum aller underthenigsten sich erkleret haben. Actum Upsal/ im 1598 Jhar. Sthlm, A. Gutterwitz, 1598. 4:o. (86) s. Tagen ur band. Delvis nära skuren i övre marginalen och med fuktränder samt enstaka småfläckar. Några gamla understrykningar i bläck. Titelbladet med pappersförluster i marginalen och några fläckar. Sista bladet lagat i nedre marginalen i äldre tid med förlust av ett par siffror.. Collijn III, s. 275-76. Rudbeck 872. Warmholtz 3278. Avtrycker en fullmakt för Samuel Lasky utfärdad av Sigismund och en rad skrivelser av hertig Karl respektive Samuel Lasky

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      Adversus serenissimum ac potentissimum dominum d. Sigismundum III. regem Sueciæ ac Poloniæ &c. suscepta. Accessit refutatio apologiæ d. Caroli certis & evedentib. rationib. suffulta. Scripta & publicata ex mandato s.r. maiestatis proprio. Danzig, Iacobi Rhodi, 1598. 4:o. (4),+ 71, (blank), 72-96,+ (1) blad. Titelsidan med träsnittsram. Lätta stänk på titelbladet och på följande blad i övre marginal samt med enstaka småfläckar. Sammanbunden med: Conscientia Caroli Sudermaniæ ducis: Das ist, Wie Carolum, Hertzog aufz Sudermannlandt, sein Gewissen gedruckt, und vorgeprediget, nach dem er für Forcht, mit Schanden, aufz der Provintz Liefflandt das Feldt verlauffen, und etliche Vestung wider verlohren. Darinn auch das jetzige Kriegswesen, mit Beläg. und Eroberung Wolmar, nach längs warhafftig beschrieben. (Utan ort, 1602?) 4:o. (42) s. Småfläckar och lätta stänk. Fint hfrbd från slutet av 1600-talet med blindpräglad rygg med upphöjda bind och beige titeletikett. Med lång rad ägaranteckningar på försättsbladet (se nedan). Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Warmholtz 3279 resp. 3362. Rudbeck 942. Carlander III, 564ff. "Ausa Caroli" är sannolikt utgiven i september 1598. Warmholtz menar att "boken är ganska sälsynt". Sturcius eller von Sturtz var enligt Warmholtz livländsk adelsman. Hösten 1598 beredde sig Sigismund för en väpnad aktion mot hertig Karl, och anlitade då professorn i Rostock Kristoffer Sturcius för att under medverkan av Erik Sparre skriva agitationsskriften "Ausa Caroli", som innehåller en vederläggning av hertig Karls försvar av Söderköpings riksdagsbeslut. "Conscientia Caroli" är en på tyska avfattad smädesskrift mot hertig Karl som av Warmholtz (3362) betecknas som "oändeligen sällsynt". Den bör ha kommit ut omkring 1602 eftersom den nämner polackernas erövring av Wolmar i december 1601. Befälhavare för de svenska trupperna i staden var hertig Karls utomäktenskaplige son Karl Karlsson Gyllenhielm, som tillfångatogs av polackerna - en källa till stor skadeglädje för den anonyme författaren. Bandets proveniens kan på försättsbladet följas bakåt till auktionen efter översten Eric Gyllengrip (1667-1736) i februari 1737, där det gick för 80 daler. Köpare var herren till Ängsö, Carl Fredrik Piper (1700-70), som använde en del sitt Törnflychtska mödernearv till att bygga upp en berömd boksamling. Ängsöbiblioteket såldes på en auktion i maj 1803, där detta band köptes av bibliotekarien Jacob Björkegren (1752-1825). Vid auktionen efter Björkegren i maj 1826 köptes det av pastor J. A. A. Lüdeke (1772-1838) för 20 riksdaler och 20 skillingar, och vid auktionen efter denne i februari 1840 köptes det av boksamlaren Carl Gustaf d'Albedyhll (1800-56) för 10 riksdaler och 24 skillingar. Den d'Albedhyllska samlingen köptes i april 1843 av Carl Jedvard Bonde på Ericsberg. Det finns fortfarande plats för noteringar om nya ägare på försättsbladet!

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