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        Collection of Japanese Woodblock Prints (Ori Ehon) (Ukiyo-E)

      Hardcover. Very Good. Red decorative cloth over boards, royal folio (13-7/8 x 9-3/4 inches [35.3 x 24.7 cm]) containing well over 100 feet (54 feet each side) of mid 19th to early 20th century Japanese prints with 40 singles, 3 diptychs, and 28 triptychs in an ORI EHON (ORI - folding; E - picture; HON - book). With a good selection of different artists such as Yoshitoshi - Moonlight on the Ruin and a variety of Kabuki actors also being well represented along with some early Manga. Colors are bright and unfaded with most prints showing good register. Occasional offsetting and minor soil, a few prints noted with tiny amount of insect damage under magnification. Please inquire for a complete set of photos and/or a detailed description of individual prints. "ehon - or 'picture books,' in Japanese. ... are one of the true glories of Japanese art but are little known today, even in Japan, because of their great rarity ... their breathtaking exuberance, sophisticated artistry, sensuality, unparalleled originality, intellectual gravity, playful spirit, and lightness of touch. Ehon are part of an incomparable 1,230-year-old Japanese tradition. Created by artists and craftsmen, most ehon also feature essays, poems, or other texts written in beautiful, distinctive calligraphy. They are by nature collaborations: visual artists, calligraphers, writers, and designers join forces with papermakers, binders, block cutters, and printers. The books they create are strikingly beautiful, highly charged microcosms of deep feeling, sharp intensity, and extraordinary intelligence.The earliest ehon were made as religious offerings or talismans, but the great flowering of ehon began in the early modern period (1600-1868) and has continued, with new media and new styles and subjects, to the present." Keyes, Roger S. EHON: THE ARTIST AND THE BOOK IN JAPAN; ref. Hillier, Jack, THE ART OF THE JAPANESE BOOK. Price is net to all for this one of a kind and fascinating collection of prints.

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        Zurych - Tigvrum, siue Turegum : caesari, vt plerique existimant, Tigurinus pagus, vulgo Zurych; vrbs in Heluetijs vt vetustissima, ita maxima, et omnium celeberrima - Vogelschauplan. Kupferstich.

      54 x 65 cm, gerahmt (blattvergoldet unter Passepartout)., 36 x 48 cm, Das Blatt stammt aus "Civitates orbis terrarum" von Georg Braun und Frans Hogenberg, dritter Teil (Lateinische Ausgabe. - Köln, erstmals 1581), erschien bis 1621 in mehreren Auflagen. - Das Standardwerk der Topographie, sicher angeregt durch Münsters Kosmographie, in Format und Layout anknüpfend an das Theatrum orbis terrarum des Ortelius, setzte neue Maßstäbe und wirkte als Vorbild wie als Fundgrube für Vorlagen mehr als hundert Jahre. Sein Initiator, der Kölner Gelehrte Theologe Georg Braun, der durch seine weitreichenden Beziehungen viele Vorlagen beschaffte, die künstlerischen Mitarbeiter gewann sowie die Texte zu den Tafeln verfaßte, ist 1622 achtzigjährig gestorben. Er war der einzige des ursprünglichen Teams, der das Erscheinen des 6. Bandes erlebte. Franz Hogenberg, Kupferstecher, vorwiegend Radierer, aus Mecheln, 1567 in Köln zugewandert, und sein Landsmann Simon van den Neuwel (Novelanus) sind im wesentlichen die Schöpfer der Tafeln" (Fauser I, XXXIV). - Sehr dekorative Stadtansicht.

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        Corsica. Sardinia.

      Amsterdam, 1600 circa. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva, cm 34 x 46,7 (alla lastra) pi? margini, testo francese al verso. Carta geografica per la prima volta inserita nella seconda parte dell' "Atlas" del Mercatore. L'"Atlas" del Mercatore si compone di tre parti, tutte edite a Duisburg tra il 1585 ed il 1595 con il testo latino al verso (in genere le si datano, al massimo, intorno al 1630). Successivamente le lastre furono acquisite da Jodocus e Hendrick Hondius e da Jan Jansson, i quali, a partire dai primi anni del 1600 e fino alla met? del secolo, diedero alla luce pi? edizioni dello stesso atlante con aggiunte e varianti e con una versione francese al verso. Esemplare lievemente ingiallito in modo uniforme, in tenue e bella coloritura, in ampi margini e stampato su carta forte. Molto buono lo stato di conservazione.

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        Philosophia magnetica, in qua magnetis natura penitus explicatur, et omnium quae hoc lapide cernuntur, causae propriae afferuntur. Nova etiam pycis constrtuitur, quae propiam poli elevationem, sum suo meridiano, ubique demonstrat.Ferrara: Francesco Suzzi, 1629. First edition.

      The first Italian book on magnetism and electricity, and only the second to be published on these subjects, the <i>De Magnate</i> (London, 1600) by William Gilbert being the first. The important discovery of electrical repulsion is here first announced (p. 194), and this phenomenon was later systematically investigated by Otto von Guericke in his <i>Experimenta Nova</i> (Amsterdam, 1672). Electrical repulsion 'seems to have been noticed incidentally by Cabeus, who ... describes how filings attracted by exhited amber sometimes recoiled to a distance of several inches after making contact' (Wolf, I, 303). Cabeo (1585-1650) taught mathematics and theology in Parma for many years and later settled in Genoa, where he taught mathematics. This work of some ... describes many experiments on the possibility of telegraphic communication by means of magnetized neddles and gives the first picture of the sympathetic telegraph, which fancifully anticipates the actual telegraph." (Neville). Jesuit Science in the Age of Galileo 14. There are three issues (no priority) of this book: the first issue has a royal coat-of-arms at the head of the title; the second issue has the coat-of-arms replaced by the Jesuit emblem [this copy]; and the third was produced for export to Germany and has an added printed title with a Cologne imprint. Provenance: With blind stamp and book plate of the Macclesfield library.. Folio (305 x 220 mm), pp [xvi] 412 [12:index] including engraved title page, contemporary calf

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        Corsica. Sardinia.

      Amsterdam, 1600 circa. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva, cm 34 x 46,7 (alla lastra) pi? margini, testo francese al verso. Carta geografica per la prima volta inserita nella seconda parte dell' "Atlas" del Mercatore. L'"Atlas" del Mercatore si compone di tre parti, tutte edite a Duisburg tra il 1585 ed il 1595 con il testo latino al verso (in genere le si datano, al massimo, intorno al 1630). Successivamente le lastre furono acquisite da Jodocus e Hendrick Hondius e da Jan Jansson, i quali, a partire dai primi anni del 1600 e fino alla met? del secolo, diedero alla luce pi? edizioni dello stesso atlante con aggiunte e varianti e con una versione francese al verso. Esemplare lievemente ingiallito in modo uniforme, in tenue e bella coloritura, in ampi margini e stampato su carta forte. Molto buono lo stato di conservazione.

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        Papinii Surculi Statii opera quae extant. Placidi Lactantii in Thebaida et Achilleida commentarius, Apud Perier PARISIIS, Ex Officina Plantiniana, 1600

      ...Ex Bibliotheca Fr. Pithoei I.C. Collatis M S S, veteribusqua exemplaribus, recensuit; partim nunc primum edidit FR. TILIOBROGA (pseudonimo di Lindenbrog), adiectis variarum lectronum observationibus ....cm. 16,5 x 23,5, rilegatura ottocentesca mz. pelle con titoli su tassello al dorso. Opera in lingua latinsa. In Tre parti riuniti in unico volume. Prima parte pag. 1-536. Seconda parte "Domitius Calderinus Augustino Mafeo" pag. 1-116. Terza parte "In Papinii Sirculi Statiio Syluas fed. Morelli Regii" pag. 1-204 et index, stampa Apud Claudium Morellum Lutetiae 1602. Edizione ricercata, assai rara ed importante.

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        Dyalogus creaturam moralizatus [=del av incipit]. (Sthlm, Generalstabens litografiska anstalt, 1883). 8:o.

      (2 blanka,311,1 blank,6) s. Med en mängd illustrationer i texten. Ljusbrunt oskinnbd med upphöjda bind och blindpressad pastischdekor på pärmarna (Andersson, osignerat). Snitten endast putsade. Ryggen lätt blekt och ngt flammig och fläckig. Inre främre falsen med spricka. Små revor i nedre marginalen på blad e1 och f4. Med Ericsbergsbibliotekets exlibris.. Bibliographia Klemmingiana s. 32. Jämför Collijn Sveriges bibliografi intill år 1600 I, s. 16-29. Faksimiltryck i 75 exemplar utgiven i samband med det svenska boktryckets 400-årsjubileum. Originalet trycktes av Snell i Stockholm 1483 och är den första tryckta boken i Sverige. Med sex avslutande sidor litograferad text rörande boken författad av utgivaren G. E. Klemming

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        Certaine Experiments Concerning Fish and Fruite

      William Ponsonby, London, 1600. First Edition. Taverner&#39;s rare treatise on aquaculture, fish behavior and the growing of fruit trees. Lacking the title page (provided in facsimile) and the preface. It begins at Aiiii, "To the reader", though it has one original blank (Ai). Mostly in black letter, (ii), 1-38. light hand soiling, age toning and occasional minor stains, but generally clean. Disbound, housed in a cloth chemise. Small quarto (7 1/8" high). Taverner&#39;s observations of nymphs and maturing flies, and their relationship to fishing, were ahead of Walton, Markham, Barker and others writing 50 years or more later. Entomological observations the likes of Taverner&#39;s weren&#39;t to appear in print until Cotton&#39;s additions to The Compleat Angler in 1676. His work on aquaculture is the first known comprehensive paper on the management of carp, bream, trench, and perch in ponds (not to mention eels, the breeding of which he deems "very uncertain and unknown", though he discusses them at length). The section on fruit trees, like the work as a whole, is remarkable for its reliance on first hand experience rather than classical authors. Bibliotheca Piscatoria 205, Graesse 42 Size: Quarto (4to). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fishing & Hunting; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 039883. .

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        DE NATURA PARTUS OCTOMESTRIS ADVERSUS VULGATAM OPINIONEM LIBRI DECEM. Opus Philosophis, Medicis, ac Iurisperitis aequè necessarium.

      In-4 p. (mm. 317x218), 2 parti in 1 vol., p. pergam. molle coeva (restaur.), pp. (128),944,(12),40, frontespizio con tit. in rosso e nero e grande vignetta alle armi di Francesco Maria II, Duca di Urbino, cui è dedicata l?opera. La seconda parte (con proprio frontespizio) contiene un ?Compendium, quae ab eodem Auctore fusè libris decem de eadem quaestione disputantur?. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Brunet,I,1094 - Durling,628 - Wellcome,I,965. ?Federico Bonaventura (1555-1602), di nobile famiglia urbinate, si cimentò in lavori di erudizione su antichi testi di argomento astronomico e meteorologico, di pronostici astrologici, di contese cavalleresche.. Nell?autunno del 1599 diede l?ultima mano all?opera sua di maggior mole: le mille pagine in folio del "De Natura partus octomestris", replica a uno scritto di egual titolo che il medico Girolamo Bertolini gli aveva dedicato il 12 dic. 1594. Stampata a Urbino da Ragusio nel 1600, rimessa in circolazione dal Ciotti a Venezia sotto un frontespizio fittizio nel 1602 e a Francoforte nel 1612, l?opera ebbe una qualche diffusione per i quesiti medici, giuridici e astrologici che affrontava.. Era talmente smisurata che il Bonaventura si sentì in obbligo di stenderne un "Compendium" che offerse al duca il 4 maggio 1600 e che il tipografo stampò in calce all?immane tomo per comodo de? lettori sbrigativi?. Così Diz. Biograf. Italiani,XI, p. 644-45. Lievi e uniformi arross. e qualche fiorit. interc. nel t. ma complessivamente esemplare ben conservato.

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        Eroberung der Statt S. Augustin in America gelegen.

      Frankfurt, 1600. Engraved hand coloured plan of St Augustine with German text. 9 x 12" Slightly browned. Important early map of St. Augustine, showing the raid of Sir Francis Drake during his West Indian voyage of 1585-86. The image is based upon Baptista Boazio's 1588 plan of St. Augustine, which is almost impossible to locate. This is therefore the first realistically accessible plan of St Augustine.

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        Astrolabium. Americus Vespuccius, cum quattuor Stellis crucem silente nocte repperit

      Antwerp. unbound. very good. Adrian Collaert. View. Uncolored engraving. Images measures 7.25" x 10.75". Beautiful impression from Stradanus&#39; "Americae Retectio", circa 1600. The night scene depicts Amerigo Vespucci measuring the earth&#39;s circumference based on the constellation of the Southern Cross. The explorer is surrounded by various technological instruments and his sleeping crew. An inset includes a portrait of Dante Alighieri, who wrote about the same constellation in his "Divine Comedy". Johannes Stradanus or van der Straat, (1523-1605) was a Flemish artist but spent much of his life in Florence. Stradanus sent his original drawings of "Nova Reperta" ("New Inventions"), a Renaissance celebration of recent discoveries both scientific and geographical, to Antwerp where they were first engraved and published by Phillipe Galle. This edition was engraved by Adrian Collaert, who worked for Galle. Nice margins, slight glue residue to corners.

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        Omnia. . . cui nunc demum accessit Tomus Secundus

      Frankfurt: Heirs of Andreas Wechel, 1600 Book. Good. Hardcover. 3rd Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Opera Omnia. . . cui nunc demum accessit Tomus Secundus..., 2 volumes in one, Frankfurt: Heirs of Andreas Wechel, 1600, folio (365 x 218mm). Printer's woodcut device to both titles, index to each volume, library stamps to title and a few lower margins, some spotting and old dampstaining (mostly to upper inner margins) throughout, ownership signature of Albert Kyper to title lower margin, cut signature of James Johnstone pasted to front pastedown (endpapers renewed), contemporary blind-stamped vellum over boards with 5 raised bands lettered in manuscript (rebacked with original spine relaid, rubbed and soiled lower outer corner repaired). Without the appendix to this edition, published as volume 3 in 1606. Provenance: Albert Kyper, professor of medicine at Leiden, published several medical works between 1615 and 1660, including Institutiones medicae and Anthropologia, corporis humani. ---- Adams F135, NLM/Durling 1427, 1428. Waller 2938, 2939. Wellcome I, 2166. With the addition of the second volume, this edition of the Opera is considerably longer than the first two editions, published in 1584 in Venice and Frankfurt. Student (and later critic) of Vesalius, Falloppio made an incredible number of anatomical discoveries during his short lifetime. He is best remembered for his accurate descriptions of the Falloppian tubes and aqueduct, and for giving to the vagina and placenta their present scientific names..

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        Illuminated manuscript portolan chart on vellum heightened in Gold

      Marseilles, 1600. This portolan is an extremely rare example of Oliva&#39;s work. It is a highly decorative and sumptuous work rather than a purely functional tool for navigators, and it originates from the same atlas, probably created for a wealthy patron. Shown is an island that was a Spanish possession at the time: Sicily, which became a territory of Peter of Aragon in 1282 and reverted to the Spanish Crown after the unification of Spain under Ferdinand and Isabella in 1479; and Sardinia, which became a territory of Jaume II of Aragon in 1323 and also reverted to Spain in 1479. Sumptuously heightened in gold leaf, they survive in excellent condition. The coastline is drawn in blue with smaller islands shown in red. Rivers are marked as blue and highlighted in white. Towns are represented by generic buildings and labeled in brown ink. Crosses denote the location of churches. Principal towns are indicated in red calligraphy and bear flags decorated with gold leaf. The interior of the chart is adorned with conventional symbols for mountains, while the whole is decorated with rhumb lines and set within a gilded border. The rhumb lines meet at a central point, an elaborate compass rose, which orients the map (to the south in the case of Sicily, and to the east in the case of Sardinia) and serves as a reminder that portolan charts such as these had their origins in the navigational needs of seafaring populations. On the chart, the title is set in a banner at the upper edge of the chart and within it is the coat of arms of Spain, with the Habsburg black eagle and striped panels in red and gold leaf.. Book.

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        HAKLUYT&#39;S VOYAGES [RARE 12 Volume Complete Set. Illustrated with Fold Out Maps]

      James MacLehose and Sons. Hardcover. This is a rare complete set of the famous travel and exploration narratives known as &#39;Hakluyt&#39;s Voyages.&#39; The full title is &#39;The principal navigations voyages traffiques & 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 compasse of these 1600 yeeres.&#39; 12 volumes bound in uniform blue cloth with nice gilt titles and decorations (sea shell on spine, ship and globe on front of each book). Each volume is rich in illustrations with portraits, plates and facsimile folding maps, plans and charts. A great set of that provides primary source information on the age of exploration and adventure. Very Good condition. Light wear to edges of bindings. Pages clean, occasional foxing to tissue guards of illustrations and adjacent pages. . Very Good. 1903.

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        CAEREMONIALE EPISCOPORUM- Iussu Clementis VIII. Pont. Max. Nouissime Reformatum.- Ex Typographia Linguarum Externarum

      Romae: Ex Typographia Linguarum Externarum, 1600. CAEREMONIALE EPISCOPORUM- Iussu Clementis VIII. Pont. Max. Nouissime Reformatum.- Ex Typographia Linguarum Externarum- Catholic Church- Pope Clementis VIII- Ex Typographia Linguarum Externarum- Romae Mense Octobris- 1600- 1st Edition- Hardcover:-4to- VG/ no jacket as issued- Original fine full leather binding with five raised bands, six panels, five with gilt decorations and one titled in gilt- gilt decorated patterned edging on binding. Light rubs, but tight and square, in VG+ antiquarian condition- blank, [8], 1-349, [14] pages errata, marbled page edges, all clean, couple of specific underlined passages in old ink. Otherwise, clean with minimal tanning of pages- Collated Signatures: [A4], A4-I4, K4-U4, X4-Z4, Aa4-Ii4, Kk4-Uu4, Xx4-Zz4, [6]blank pages-Complete!- 1st blank page contains in back of book contains an Indulgence by Bishop Antonius, ex-Comitibus Guidis at Balneo, (Bishop of Mantova from 1719 to 1761) "grants to all the faithful here present an Indulgence of forty [days] in the usual form of the Church."- Most likely this was his episcoporum- SEE PHOTOS- (more available please e-mail)- Text in black and red, large black initials, and 70 half page and one full page engravings + music. Illustration on page 276 is mounted, covering original illustration which probably was incorrect. This is similar to the copy at Yale University. Book is divided into 2 sections: Liber Primus and Liber Secondus. A jewel of a book.- Non-fiction-religion-Catholic Church-Ceremony of Bishops-Liturgy-illustrated (3746) . 1st Edition. Fine Leather Binding. VG/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Illustrated. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Illuminated manuscript portolan chart on vellum heightened in Gold

      Marseilles, 1600. EXCEPTIONALLY RARE MANUSCRIPT PORTOLAN CHART Joan Oliva was a member of a large family of Catalan hydrographers who for over a century dominated portolan chart making in the western Mediterranean. Charts signed by no fewer than sixteen different members of the Oliva family are recorded between 1538 and 1673, and individual members apparently worked throughout the Mediterranean world, as their charts originate from Majorca, Messina, Naples, Livorno, Florence, Venice, Malta, Palermo and Marseilles. Joan appears to have been the most prolific and highly regarded of this famous family. The earliest of his charts were executed in Messina but he is also recorded as living in Naples as well as Marseilles, where he is thought to have died. His known works are quite scarce, and in A. E. Nordenskiold&#39;s Periplus (Stockholm, 1897) the author was able to find only three atlases recorded in a private collection in Majorca, and one further atlas in the British Library. Nordenskiold estimated that ten more individual charts were in existence. This portolan is an extremely rare example of Oliva&#39;s work. It is a highly decorative and sumptuous work rather than a purely functional tool for navigators, and it originates from the same atlas, probably created for a wealthy patron. Shown is an island that was a Spanish possession at the time: Sicily, which became a territory of Peter of Aragon in 1282 and reverted to the Spanish Crown after the unification of Spain under Ferdinand and Isabella in 1479; and Sardinia, which became a territory of Jaume II of Aragon in 1323 and also reverted to Spain in 1479. Sumptuously heightened in gold leaf, they survive in excellent condition. The coastline is drawn in blue with smaller islands shown in red. Rivers are marked as blue and highlighted in white. Towns are represented by generic buildings and labeled in brown ink. Crosses denote the location of churches. Principal towns are indicated in red calligraphy and bear flags decorated with gold leaf. The interior of the chart is adorned with conventional symbols for mountains, while the whole is decorated with rhumb lines and set within a gilded border. The rhumb lines meet at a central point, an elaborate compass rose, which orients the map (to the south in the case of Sicily, and to the east in the case of Sardinia) and serves as a reminder that portolan charts such as these had their origins in the navigational needs of seafaring populations. On the chart, the title is set in a banner at the upper edge of the chart and within it is the coat of arms of Spain, with the Habsburg black eagle and striped panels in red and gold leaf.. Book.

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        China Trade View of the Hongs at Canton

      Chinese SchoolChina Trade View of the Hongs at CantonGouache on paperImage size: 20? x 42? (plus margins)Frame size: 29 3/4? x 51 1/4?Ca. 1850Condition: Extremely minor water spotting throughout.  Light creasing to the upper center edge of margin (does not affect image).  Repaired tear to center lower edge of margin (does not affect image).  Some minor creasing to the left margin.The history of foreign trade with China is a long one and began with the overland silk routes across Persia to Asia.  The incursions of the Ottoman Turks during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries forced Europeans to search for new paths and Vasco da Gama was the first to find a way around the Cape of Good Hope opening Asian ports primarily to Portuguese traders.  As Portugal gradually lost its power to Spain other countries entered the frey, most significantly Britain and the British East India Company established in 1600, and the Netherlands with the Dutch East India Company, formed two years later.In 1757, under the reign of Qianlong, all Chinese ports except Macao and Canton were closed to foreign trade.  Even within these city ports traders were severely limited and in Canton a specific trade area for westerners was created.  The western factories or hongs were located on a small strip of land about a quarter of a mile long, running from outside the city walls to the Pearl River.  The area was specifically assigned to the Fan Kwae, or ?Foreign Devils? as the traders were known.  Strict restrictions were applied and enforced by the Co-Hong, an organization of thirteen Chinese merchants responsible to the Emperor.  This system remained in place until the opium war of 1841.This remarkable painting shows the restricted trading posts of Canton and was painted for the foreign market.  From the late 1700s to 1900s an increasing number of American, British, Dutch, Portuguese, French and Scandinavian sailing vessels returned to their native countries loaded with exotic objects from China.  The insatiable interest in all things oriental had resulted in the creation of an enormous range of items created specifically for the Western market.  From furniture, to silver, silk embroideries, lacquerware, ivory, fans, wallpaper and paintings, objects were made to meet every possible need and desire.  The diversity of countries trading in China is represented by the flags of the American, British, French and Danish nations displayed prominently along the skyline. China trade paintings became known in America primarily through the American China trader Augustine Heard, who brought a substantial collection back to the United States in ca. 1855.  These are now located at the Peabody Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.The exceptional detail, precision of the brushwork and concentration upon light effects is superb in this remarkable work. Few paintings on paper of this size, and of the Hongs at Canton have survived in this condition.  Its size, quality and detail emphasize the painting?s importance.

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        Palermo.

      Matteo Florimi, Siena, 1600 circa. Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, b/n, cm 40,3 x 53,3 (alla lastra) pi? margini. Cartigli in alto, a destra e a sinistra del titolo; in basso, legenda a 128 voci. Splendida veduta della citt? a volo d'uccello. Di origini calabresi, allievo di Antonio Lafrery e Claudio Duchetti, il Florimi si trasfer? a Siena intorno al 1580, dove inizi? la sua fiorente attivit? di commerciante di stampe e libri, nonch? di editore, fino al 1612. A Siena pubblic? un grande numero di mappe e di soggetti religiosi, e si avvalse dell'aiuto di incisori del calibro di Agostino Carracci, Cornelis Galle, Pietre de Jode e Thomassin; fu in stretto contatto soprattutto con Francesco Vanni. Per le caratteristiche peculiari delle opere del Florimi e per la loro rarit?, queste vengono classificate tra le carte di scuola lafreriana. Esemplare con alcuni difetti ai margini (peraltro stretti) ma in bella impressione e in discreto stato di conservazione.

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        Opera omnia quae ad criticam proprie spectant: tam noviter ab ipso aucta, correcta, digesta... antverpiae, ex officina plantiniana, 1600-1610.

      Nove volumi in-4 (cm. 25), pp. 7000 complessive. Con marchi tipografici incisi ai frontespizi e molte incisioni nel testo e su tavole fuori testo (anche più volte ripiegate). Solida legatura settecentesca in piena pergamena rigida con titoli in oro impressi ai dorsi. Tagli colorati. Esemplare con alcune sezioni di carte brunite, peraltro genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bella raccolta di circa 40 opere del Lipsio, ciascuna preceduta da autonomo frontespizio (salvo l'ultima opera). I testi contenuti sono i seguenti: Variarum Lectionum; Antiquarum Lectionum; Epistolicarum Quaestionum; Electorum; In Valer. Maximum Notae; anima Diversiones in Senecae Tragoedias; Indicium de Consolatione Ciceronis; Satyra Maenippaea Somnium (1600); Physiologiae Stoicorum (1610); De Recta Pronunciatione Latinae Linguae (1609); Manductionis ad Stoicam Philosophiam (1610); Politicorum sive Civilis Doctrinae (1610); Ad Libros Politicorum Notae... (1610); Monita et Exempla Politica (1606); Epistolarum Selectarum. Centuria prima (-quinta) (1605-1607); Epistolarum selectarum. Centuria prima (tertia) (1605); Epistolarum selectarum. Centuria singularis ad Italos et Hispanos (1604); Centuria singularis ad Germanos et Gallos (1605); Epistolica Institutio...(1605); de Militia Romana (1602); Analecta sive observationes Reliquae... (1602); Saturnalium Sermonum (1604); Admiranda sive, De Magnitudine romana (1605); Lovanium... (1605); De Bibliothecis Syntagma (1607); De Cruce (1606); Dissertatiuncola apud Principes (1604); De anphitheatro Liber (1604); De Amphitheatris quae extra Romam Libellus (1604); De Costantia (1605); Ad Annales Cor. Taciti... (1600); Ad Libros Historiarum Notae (1600); Diva Sichemiensis sive Aspricollis: Noua eius Beneficia and Admiranda.

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        Les Politiques d'Aristote, Esquelles est monstree la science de gouuerner le genre humain en toutes especes d'estats publiques. Traduictes de Grec Francois, Par Loys le Roy dict Regius. Auec expositions prises des meilleurs Autheurs, specialement d'Aristotemesme, & de Platon... Augmentees du IX. & X. liures, composez en Grec au nom d'Aristote, Par Kyrias Strosse, Patrice Florentin: Traduicts & annotez par Frederic Morel Interprete du Roy. + La Republique de Platon, Diuisee en dix livres, ou Dialogues, Traduicte de Grec en Francois, & enrichie de commentaires par Loys le Roy. Plus, quelques autres traictez Platoniques de la traduction du mesme interprete. touchant l'immortalité de l'Ame, por l'eclarissement du x. liure de ladicte Rep. Le tout reueu & conferé avec l'original Grec, par Fed. Morel Lecteur & Interprete du Roy. Oeuure non encores mis en francois... Avec Table suffisante des choses les plus remarquables.

      Paris, Chez Ambroise Drouart, 1600. Folio. Bound in one contemporary full limp vellum binding with a bit of spotting and soiling. Contemporary owner's name torn out of top margin of first title-page. Faint damp stain to two first leaves and a light dampstain to last ab. 40 leaves of the Plato, getting heavier on the last five index-leaves. A bit of occasional minor light brownspotting. All in all a very attractive copy, with good margins. Roman and Italic letter, and some Greek. Title-pages printed in red and black and with large woodcut printer's devices. Woodcut head- and tail-pieces and numerous beautiful woodcut initials. (24), 499, (41, -tables) pp. + (8), 420, (10, -table) pp.. Extremely scarce first editions of the important first complete French translations of the Politics of Aristotle and the Republic of Plato. We have not been able to locate any earlier printings of the two works in any bibliographies, nor have we been able to find any in the library databases, but it seems that Bibliothèque nationale du France owns a copy of at least the Aristotle with a title-page stating 1599, also Paris by Drouart. We thus assume that this is the same printing, but with a variant title-page. Both of these monumental works are translated by Louis Le Roy (or Leroy), the great classical scholar, and have his learned an important commentaries, including additions and amendments by Louis Morel, who published the work with Drouart. For many many years this first complete translation in to French was considered by far the best and it exercised a tremendous influence on 17th century French thought. Louis Le Roy (ab.1510-1577) was a famous French humanist scholar and professor of Greek at the Collège Royal in 1572. He used his own magnificent translations of Plato and Aristotle in his voluminous political and historical writings; his masterwork "De la vicissitude ou variété des choses en l'univers", 1576, is considered a pioneering work on cyclical change in cultural history. He had previously published parts of his translation of both Aristotle's Politics and Plato's Republic, before his death, but only smaller sections. In the dedication in Aristotle, dated 1576, Le Roy states his intention of completing his translation of Plato's Republic and, provided that his health holds, to add a commentary that would help the understanding of the text. When he died, he left a number of finished works behind that had never been printed, among them his monumental full translations of Aristotle's Politics and Plato's Republic, which the scholarly printer Frederic Morel completed. It took more that 20 years, however, to bring the printing of them to fruition. The Republic is augmented with a translation of Plato's Phaedon.Aristotle: BM STC Fr. C16, p.28; Brunet: I, 469; Cranz-Schmitt. Plato: BM STC Fr. C16, p. 354; Brunet: IV, 702; Adams: P1467

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