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        Memminger Chronick, Oder Kurtze Erzehlung vieler denckwürdigen Sachen, die sich allda nicht allein vor alten, sondern auch zu jetzigen Zeiten, bevorab in verwichenem dreyssigjährigen Krieg begeben und zugetragen, von Ao. 369. bis 1660. Sampt einer kurtzen Beschreibung der Statt neben ihrem Grundriß in Kupffer. - BEIGEBUNDEN: Derselbe. Memmingischer Gottes-Acker, Oder Alte und Newe Grab-Schrifften, welche vor mehr als hundert Jahren auff dem Gotts-Acker allhier gestanden, und größten theils abgangen. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      4 Bl., 36, 194 S., 1 2 Bl., 148 S., 4 Bl. (letztes weiß). Mit gefalteter Kupfertafel und 2 Druckermarken auf den Titeln. 4 (19,5 x 16 cm). Modernes Halbleder mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung im Stil der Zeit. Erste Ausgaben. - Zwei grundlegende Texte zur Memminger Stadtgeschichte in einem Band, beide Drucke sehr selten: Die erste gedruckte Memminger Chronik, entstanden unter dem Eindruck des Dreißigjährigen Krieges und eine unentbehrliche Quelle für die Geschichte der Stadt. Angebunden Schorers auf dem Markt praktisch unauffindbarer "Gottes-Acker" mit einer Fülle von wertvollen biographischen und genealogischen Angaben. Der "Gottes-Acker" sollte ursprünglich bereits als Teil der Chronik erscheinen, mußte aber laut Vorrede der Chronik "um gewisser Ursachen willen auff eine andere Zeit verschoben" werden. - "Ich glaube, daß unsere Nachkommene uns schelten wurden, wann sie auß den frembden Schriften erfahren müßten, wie es allhier dieser Zeit hergegangen, und wir solches nicht verzeichnet hetten? [...] Memmingen ist ein Muster vieler bitteren Kriegsfrüchten, daran unsere Nachkommene billich sollen klug werden" (Vorrede zur Chronik). Mit einer schönen Planansicht der Stadt (abgebildet bei Bayer S. 136). - Schorer (1618-1671) aus Memminger Patrizierfamilie studierte seit 1639 in Straßburg, später Basel und Padua Medizin und befaßte sich mit Mathematik und Astronomie, seinen Unterhalt verdient er als Hofmeister unter anderem im Haus des Kanzlers von Mömpelgard, 1654 kehrte er nach Memmingen zurück um das Amt des Stadtphysikus zu übernehmen. Publizistisch vielseitig produktiv verfaßte er neben seiner Chronik mehrere medizinische und astronomische Abhandlungen, geistliche Lieder, gab Kalender heraus etc. - Text sauber und nur minimal gebräunt, der Plan in der horizontalen Faltung alt hinterlegt, dort gebräunt und mit kleinem Wurmloch. Deckel und Einbandkanten leicht berieben. Schönes Exemplar. *I. VD17 23:236035E. Geschichte der Stadt Memmingen I, 879. Arthur Maximilian Miller, Christoph Schorer, in: Lebensbilder aus dem Bayerischen Schwaben, VII, 212-238. Bayer, Memmingen in historischen Bildern, 134-136. Schmitt/Appenzeller, Kühn, 258. Weißhaar-Kiem 254. - II. VD17 12:126772R. Schmitt/Appenzeller 310.

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        Caroli Sigonii Historiarum De Occidentali Imperio Libri XX : Ad Illustriss. Atq. Excell. D. Iacobum Boncompagnum Vineolae Machionem, & Generalem S.R.E. Gubernatorem. Pertexitur autem in illis historia ab anno recuperatae Salutis CCLXXXIIII, usq[ue] ad annum DLXV. Et absolvitur Indice rerum & verborum copiosissimo.

      Hanoviae, Typis Wechelianis, sumptibus Danielis ac Davidis Aubriorum, nec non Clementis Schleichii., 1618 - [Titelblatt mit Holzschnittdruckermarke] 358 S., [9] Bl. VD17 23:301276V Graesse VI, 403. - Adams S 1119-1124.; Hauptwerkes von Carlo Sigonio (1524-1584) mit der Geschichte Italiens vom 6. bis ins 12. Jahrhundert. Er war Lehrer für Griechisch in Modena, Venedig, Padua und Bologna. Er verfasste historische und philosophische Werke über die Geschichte Italiens und das antike Athen und Rom. Besonderen Schwerpunkt legt er dabei auf den Einfluss der Gesetze auf öffentliche Einrichtungen. Dekorativer Einband, an den Kapitalen etws beschädigt, Innen durchgehend gebräunt. la Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 Marmorierter Ganzlederbandeinband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Ornament auf beiden Deckeln.

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        Hagae Comitis

      Cologne Hierat Anton 1618 - The Hague. "Hagae Comitis celeberrimi totius Evropae municipij typus". Orig. copper-engraving from the 6th part of Latin ed. of Braun and Hogenberg's "Civitates Orbis Terrarum". Published by A. Hierat in Cologne, 1618. With ornamental title-cartouche, another ornamental cartouche with explanatory notes (1.-18.) and 2 coats-of-arms. 38,5:46 cm (15 1/4 x 18 1/4 inch.). Koeman IV, map 1033, ed. 41:1 (1617/18 B&H 6). - A birds-eye-view of the Hague. - This view comes from the sixth and last volume of Civitates Orbis Terrarum ("Theatri Praecipuarum Totius Mundi Urbivm Liber Sextus"), published in a much smaller edition than previous volumes, and it is therefore rarer than most of Braun & Hogenberg city views. - Upper and lower margins expertly restored.

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        Témoignage du passage de la comète de 1618.

      - 1 lettre manuscrite 1 1/2 in-4 19/12/1618 [La comète 1618-III, découverte le 10 novembre 1618 par Kepler, a été observée jusque début Janvier 1619 et fut visible en plein jour fin novembre. Sa queue de poussières mesurait un peu plus de 100 degrés]. Une seconde lettre jointe, sur un autre sujet. rousseurs, dos de lettre déchirée. Lettre écrite par l'avocat Arbalestrier, relative aux dossiers en cours, qui concernent le chevalier de Glora et M. Froment. Il contient une très rare et curieuse description de phénomènes atmosphériques et célestes : «estonnements par les signez qui reparoissent au ciel, savoyr : une estoille ou semblant qui apparoit tout en feu et plus grosse et ronde comme ung tambour [.] il paroit une commette tout en feu plus grande que une lance ; ses jours icy, nous avons eu des grandz esclairs et tonnerre ; cella n'empesche les commediens et assemblées ordinaires».

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        Tafel van De leere ende het ghevoelen der Arminianen, diemen ghemeenlick Remonstranten noemt.

      1618. 1 sheet of paper, folio. Printed on one side, with decorative margins. Some small holes on the folds. Pamphlet by the Arminians in The Netherlands in which they explain their views to the public. A very rare and historically important document.

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        Rostock. - Panoramaansicht. - "Rostochium Urbs Vandalica Anseatica et Megapolitana".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Kupferstich, 1618. 35,4 x 49 cm (Darstellung) / 41,6 x 53,8 cm (Blatt). Mittig oben innerhalb der Darstellung betitelt. - Weichbild von Rostock mit den Kirchen St. Petri, St. Nicolai, St. Marien und St. Jacobi, dem Rathaus, sowie weiteren Bauwerken und der Warnow. Im Vordergrund mit folgenden Trachtendarstellungen: Bauer, Bürgermeister, Bürger, verheiratete und unverheiratete Frau sowie eine Magd. - Leichte Alterungsspuren. Original Verlagsbugfalte. Verso mit typographischer, französischer Schrift. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Concordia iurisdictionalis inter forum Ecclesiasticum, & forum saeculare Mediolani.

      apud Impressores Archiepisc. Sottoscritta nel 1615 dal Borromeo e dal nuovo governatore Pedro de Toledo Osorio, fu ratificata poi da Paolo V e da Filippo III nel 1617 e pubblicata a Milano nel 1618. Definita un capolavoro di sottigliezza giuridica; nei suoi quindici articoli è continuo il tentativo di comporre, con concessioni teoriche intrecciate a pratiche ritrattazioni, le due posizioni opposte alle quali le parti non avevano rinunciato. Essa ammetteva la competenza del foro ecclesiastico in tutte le cause miste - con vittoria quindi della tesi ecclesiastica - ma questa competenza non veniva configurata come esclusiva bensì in concorrenza con quella statale, con la determinazione di una complicata casistica pratica che lascerà adito a numerosi conflitti. Marca xilografata al frontespizio con S. Ambrogio tra i martiri Gervasio e Protasio. Esemplare perfetto a pieni margini in barbe. Importante e rarissimo. Brossura coeva cartonata muta, pp. 29, 3b., in 8° (17,5 x 22,5 cm.)

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        The Kings Maiesties Declaration to His Subiects, Concerning lawfull Sports to be vsed. S.T.C. 9238.9. Quarto

      First edition of James's Declaration, permitting dancing (men and women) and maypoles and the like, but proscribing bear and bull baiting and bowling, reissued by Charles I, but ultimately proving unenforceable and ordered publicly burnt in 1643. Modern 1/4 morocco over marbled boards, light browning, else well preserved with ample margins, with the first and last blanks; the Taussig copy. Printed by Bonham Norton, and Iohn Bill [etc.], London, 1618.

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        The Historie of Guicciardin: Containing the Warres of Italie and Other Parts, Continued for Manie Yeares Under Sundrie Kings and Princes, Together with the Variations and Accidents of the Same

      Richard Field, London, 1618. Third Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Folio. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is sound. Rebacked, full brown leather, 6 raised bands, [8], 821, [9] pages, alphabetical list of topics, decorated letters and other illustrative elements. This third edition reinstates "a Digression towards the end of the fourth Booke, which had bene formerly effaced out of the Italian and Latine copies in all the late Editions." Italian history, covering the late 1400s to mid 1500s. Covers worn, especially around edges, text block toned/stained, title page reattached. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 6 lbs 3 oz. Category: History; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 012669. .

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        Oorspronck ende voortganck der Nederlantsche kerckelijcke verschillen tot op 't Nationale Synodus van Dordrecht.Amsterdam, Cornelis de Leeuw, 1648. 2 parts in 1 volume. Small folio (28.5 x 19.5 cm). 18th-century half vellum.

      - Knuttel, Kerkgeschiedenis, p. 242; Rogge, Remonstr. geschr., p. 96; STCN (2 copies). Very rare re-issue, enlarged with an index and several documents, of a history of the Dutch religious controversies that arose during the Seven Years Truce. The work includes an almost verbatim report by Bernard Dwingelo of the acts of the Synod of Dordrecht (1618-1619), which ended with the official condemnation and banishment of one of the two parties, the Arminians or Remonstrants. The main issue had been the Calvinist article of faith regarding the issue of predestination, which was rejected by the Leiden theologian Jacob Arminius (1560-1609). Arminius's more liberal views were opposed by his strict Calvanist colleague Franciscus Gomarus (1563-1641).Title-page slight browned and thumbed, boards rubbed along the extremities. Overall in very good condition.

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        Christianae religionis brevissima Institutio, Per Interrogationes & responsiones, quam Catechismum vulgò vocant ... Opus imperfectum

      Raków: Sebastianus Sternacius, 1618. 8vo (154 x 94 mm). 180 pp., [1] leaf (errata). Text in italic types, shoulder notes in roman. Ruled in red throughout. Slight overall discoloration due to paper quality, repaired tears in fol. A6, small abrasion on B1r. Eighteenth-century dark citron morocco, sides with triple gilt fillet borders, spine gold-tooled and -lettered in compartments, gilt edges (a few small stains to covers, joints restored, last two endleaves repaired). Provenance: 4 pages manuscript notes in Latin in a small 17th or early 18th-century French hand on front flyleaves, titled "l'Alcoran de Socin," commenting on specific passages (citing the page numbers), the corresponding passages in the text with underlinings and occasional marginalia (ink faded in places, further annotations on title-leaf apparently deleted); pen trials on front and rear flyleaves, including the name François and date 24 April 1816.*** First Edition of Sozzini's unfinished magnum opus, including the kernel of the Racovian Catechism, "the first statement of Socinian principles" (Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church). In the Institutio, presented in catechism form as questions and responses, Sozzini sets forth the fundamental tenets of his doctrine. The second part (pp. 137-180) contains a fragment (Part I, chapter II) of his original Catechism. Developed by the Sienese Lelio Sozini (1525-1562) and his nephew and spiritual heir Fausto (who spelled his name differently), Socinianism was a rational and antitrinitarian Christian doctrine which combined aspects of mid-sixteenth-century Italian spiritualism with such heresies as anabaptism and panthiesm and the rationalist approaches of humanism. Its doctrinal influence was far-reaching. Socinanism is notably considered the foundation of Unitarianism, via the Polish Brethren, who began to use that term after their expulsion from Poland in 1658 and their dispersion to Holland, East Prussia and England. At the time of this publication, however, Socinian theology (which was only so dubbed after Sozzini's death) was highly heretical, with its refusal of such basic tenets of orthodox Catholic and Lutheran doctrine as the divinity of Christ, original sin, divine omniscience, or the propitiatory view of atonement. Fausto's peripatetic uncle Lelio had traveled throughout Europe, engaging in disputations with many Reformists, including Calvin, Zwingli, Conrad Gessner, and Melanchthon. Accused of heresy by the Reformist Theodore Beza, Lelio was also deprived of most of his inheritance by the Inquisition (whose persecutions extended to his family). Like his uncle, whose writings he edited and whose doctrines he developed further, Fausto Sozzini would make enemies in both the Catholic and Reformist camps. After youthful travels in France and Switzerland, and a dozen years at the Medici court, he quit Italy and settled in Cracow. He became a sort of emissary between the many different heretical communities who had found protection at the time on the estates of Polish and Transylvanian nobles, and whose only common denominator was antitrinitarianism and opposition to all religious authorities, whether Catholic, Calvinist, Lutheran or Anglican. A friend to all and adherent to none of the groups, Fausto was in 1590 completely dispossessed of his property in Italy by the Inquisition, after which he began publishing under his own name (a few earlier works had appeared under pseudonyms). He thence endured the fate of most nonconformists: universal suspicion, and even, in 1598, physical attacks, by a mob who expelled him from Cracow, destroying his house. He died in 1604, leaving a daughter, whose son Andrzej Wiszowaty became a leading member of the Polish Brethren and driving force behind the Bibliotheca Fratrum Polonorum, the collection of Socinian writings published by the Brethren in Raków in the mid-17th century. Raków, 55 miles northeast of Cracow, was founded in 1569 by Jan Sieninski, Castellan of Zarnow. "Sieninski, whose wife was a convinced anti-Trinitarian, founded for her sake a new town upon his estates, called it Rakow after the crab (rak) upon his wife's coat-of-arms, and granted it a charter of incorporation which provided for a wide toleration" (Chadwick). A school was established there, and a printing press was set up, apparently in the mid-1570s, by Alexis Rodecki, whose son-in-law Sebastian Sternach took over the press around 1600 (cf. Deschamps 1065-6), issuing Fausto Sozzini's many unpublished writings posthumously. Press and school were destroyed in 1638 following the arrival of the Jesuits in Raków.* It was only in the last years of his life that Sozzini attempted to systematize his doctrine, in the present work, but he died before completing it. At the same time he began preparing a new Catechism. He is said to have never completed his "Rakovian Catechism" (but see below); in any case, no complete manuscripts were known, and his disciples Valentin Schmaltz and Johannes Völkel completed it after his death. The Rakovian press issued editions in Polish in 1605, in German in 1608, and in Latin in 1609. Very few copies of each survive. The dedication copy of the 1609 Latin edition, which was dedicated to James I, was publicly burned by order of Parliament in 1614 (cf. Johnson, p. 131). This is the first edition of both of Sozzini's unfinished texts, and the last to appear until his complete works were published in 1656 as part of the Bibliotheca Fratrum Polonorum. The drop-title of the second part, containing the single chapter of Sozzini's original Catechism, states that it (the manuscript?) disappeared during the pillage of his property in Cracow ("Fragmentum catechismii prioris, Fausti Socini Senensis, qui periit in Cracoviensii rerum ipsius direptione"), and the fragment concludes with the words caetera perierunt: "the rest vanished." This copy, with its red ruling and elegant goatskin binding, testifies to the interest of Enlightenment-era bibliophiles in heretical and especially anti-Trinitarian writings. OCLC locates 4 copies in the US (Harvard, Yale, Princeton Theol. Seminary, and Newberry). Hoskins, Early and rare Polonica of the 15th-17th centuries in American libraries, 1016. Cf. Delio Cantimori, art. in the Enciclopedia Italiana (1936), online at Treccani; Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, 3rd edition (2005), pp. 1370 and 1523; O. Chadwick, The Penguin History of the Church: the Reformation (online); J Johnson, "John Donne and the Socinian Heresy," Summers & Pebworth, eds., Fault Lines and Controversies in the Study of Seventeenth-century English Literature (2002), 130-31. * "The historical evidence demonstrates that the vast majority of Catholics and Protestants were in accord with respect to the condemnation they leveled against the Sociinian heresy. In fact, regardless of their sectarian allegiance to the mainstream confessions, the almost universal response by the Germans, Poles, Dutch, French, and English in challenging and refuting the antitrinitarian beliefs of the Socinians seems to indicate just how critical the religious thinkers of the period believed this heresy to be. The persecution of the Socinians reached a particular height in 1638 when Jesuits entered Rakow, Poland ... By the decree of the `Diet of Warsaw,' dated May 1, 1638, the Jesuits destroyed the academy and the printing press that the Socinians had established in Rakow, and they sent the teachers, ministers, and laypeople of the Polish Brethren into exile" (Johnson, p. 130).

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        Tractatus varii de re medica. 5 Teile in 1 Band.

      Lyon Pillehotte 1618 - (24,5 x 15,5 cm). (8) 173 (19) S.; (4) 188 (12) S.; 70 (5) S.; (8) 62 (6) S.; (8) 168 (12) S. Pergamentband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe dieser seltenen, posthum erschienenen Sammelausgabe seiner bedeutendsten Werke. - Enthalten sind: 1. De morbis muliebribus. - "Mercuriale. was among the first to refer to the lack of fertility among the noble class" (vgl. Heirs 359). - 2. De puerorum morbis. Mit dem Anhang von Alexander Trallianus: De lumbricis epistola. - "One of the first books devoted entirely to pediatrics" (vgl. Heirs 357). - 3. De morbis venenosis et venenis tractatus. - 4. De pestie in universum. de Veneta & Patavina. - 5. De morbis cutaneis. - "The first systematic textbook on diseases of the skin" (vgl. Garrison-Morton 3980). - Mercuriali (1530-1606) "hat sich um die Medicin grosse Verdienste durch seine textkritischen Schriften über die Werke der Alten erworben" (Hirsch). - Stempel auf Vorsatz. Stellenweise etwas gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. Einband mit kleinen Wurmlöchern. Rücken restauriert, sonst gut erhalten. - Hirsch/H. IV, 171; Wellcome I, 4255; Krivatsy 7778 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Christianae religionis brevissima Institutio, Per Interrogationes & responsiones, quam Catechismum vulgò vocant ... Opus imperfectum.

      Raków: Sebastianus Sternacius, 1618. 8vo (154 x 94 mm). 180 pp., [1] leaf (errata). Text in italic types, shoulder notes in roman. Ruled in red throughout. Slight overall discoloration due to paper quality, repaired tears in fol. A6, small abrasion on B1r. Eighteenth-century dark citron morocco, sides with triple gilt fillet borders, spine gold-tooled and -lettered in compartments, gilt edges (a few small stains to covers, joints restored, last two endleaves repaired). Provenance: 4 pages manuscript notes in Latin in a small 17th or early 18th-century French hand on front flyleaves, titled "l'Alcoran de Socin," commenting on specific passages (citing the page numbers), the corresponding passages in the text with underlinings and occasional marginalia (ink faded in places, further annotations on title-leaf apparently deleted); pen trials on front and rear flyleaves, including the name François and date 24 April 1816.*** First Edition of Sozzini's unfinished magnum opus, including the kernel of the Racovian Catechism, "the first statement of Socinian principles" (Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church). In the Institutio, presented in catechism form as questions and responses, Sozzini sets forth the fundamental tenets of his doctrine. The second part (pp. 137-180) contains a fragment (Part I, chapter II) of his original Catechism. Developed by the Sienese Lelio Sozini (1525-1562) and his nephew and spiritual heir Fausto (who spelled his name differently), Socinianism was a rational and antitrinitarian Christian doctrine which combined aspects of mid-sixteenth-century Italian spiritualism with such heresies as anabaptism and panthiesm and the rationalist approaches of humanism. Its doctrinal influence was far-reaching. Socinanism is notably considered the foundation of Unitarianism, via the Polish Brethren, who began to use that term after their expulsion from Poland in 1658 and their dispersion to Holland, East Prussia and England. At the time of this publication, however, Socinian theology (which was only so dubbed after Sozzini's death) was highly heretical, with its refusal of such basic tenets of orthodox Catholic and Lutheran doctrine as the divinity of Christ, original sin, divine omniscience, or the propitiatory view of atonement. Fausto's peripatetic uncle Lelio had traveled throughout Europe, engaging in disputations with many Reformists, including Calvin, Zwingli, Conrad Gessner, and Melanchthon. Accused of heresy by the Reformist Theodore Beza, Lelio was also deprived of most of his inheritance by the Inquisition (whose persecutions extended to his family). Like his uncle, whose writings he edited and whose doctrines he developed further, Fausto Sozzini would make enemies in both the Catholic and Reformist camps. After youthful travels in France and Switzerland, and a dozen years at the Medici court, he quit Italy and settled in Cracow. He became a sort of emissary between the many different heretical communities who had found protection at the time on the estates of Polish and Transylvanian nobles, and whose only common denominator was antitrinitarianism and opposition to all religious authorities, whether Catholic, Calvinist, Lutheran or Anglican. A friend to all and adherent to none of the groups, Fausto was in 1590 completely dispossessed of his property in Italy by the Inquisition, after which he began publishing under his own name (a few earlier works had appeared under pseudonyms). He thence endured the fate of most nonconformists: universal suspicion, and even, in 1598, physical attacks, by a mob who expelled him from Cracow, destroying his house. He died in 1604, leaving a daughter, whose son Andrzej Wiszowaty became a leading member of the Polish Brethren and driving force behind the Bibliotheca Fratrum Polonorum, the collection of Socinian writings published by the Brethren in Raków in the mid-17th century. Raków, 55 miles northeast of Cracow, was founded in 1569 by Jan Sieninski, Castellan of Zarnow. "Sieninski, whose wife was a convinced anti-Trinitarian, founded for her sake a new town upon his estates, called it Rakow after the crab (rak) upon his wife's coat-of-arms, and granted it a charter of incorporation which provided for a wide toleration" (Chadwick). A school was established there, and a printing press was set up, apparently in the mid-1570s, by Alexis Rodecki, whose son-in-law Sebastian Sternach took over the press around 1600 (cf. Deschamps 1065-6), issuing Fausto Sozzini's many unpublished writings posthumously. Press and school were destroyed in 1638 following the arrival of the Jesuits in Raków.* It was only in the last years of his life that Sozzini attempted to systematize his doctrine, in the present work, but he died before completing it. At the same time he began preparing a new Catechism. He is said to have never completed his "Rakovian Catechism" (but see below); in any case, no complete manuscripts were known, and his disciples Valentin Schmaltz and Johannes Völkel completed it after his death. The Rakovian press issued editions in Polish in 1605, in German in 1608, and in Latin in 1609. Very few copies of each survive. The dedication copy of the 1609 Latin edition, which was dedicated to James I, was publicly burned by order of Parliament in 1614 (cf. Johnson, p. 131). This is the first edition of both of Sozzini's unfinished texts, and the last to appear until his complete works were published in 1656 as part of the Bibliotheca Fratrum Polonorum. The drop-title of the second part, containing the single chapter of Sozzini's original Catechism, states that it (the manuscript?) disappeared during the pillage of his property in Cracow ("Fragmentum catechismii prioris, Fausti Socini Senensis, qui periit in Cracoviensii rerum ipsius direptione"), and the fragment concludes with the words caetera perierunt: "the rest vanished." This copy, with its red ruling and elegant goatskin binding, testifies to the interest of Enlightenment-era bibliophiles in heretical and especially anti-Trinitarian writings. OCLC locates 4 copies in the US (Harvard, Yale, Princeton Theol. Seminary, and Newberry). Hoskins, Early and rare Polonica of the 15th-17th centuries in American libraries, 1016. Cf. Delio Cantimori, art. in the Enciclopedia Italiana (1936), online at Treccani; Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, 3rd edition (2005), pp. 1370 and 1523; O. Chadwick, The Penguin History of the Church: the Reformation (online); J Johnson, "John Donne and the Socinian Heresy," Summers & Pebworth, eds., Fault Lines and Controversies in the Study of Seventeenth-century English Literature (2002), 130-31. * "The historical evidence demonstrates that the vast majority of Catholics and Protestants were in accord with respect to the condemnation they leveled against the Sociinian heresy. In fact, regardless of their sectarian allegiance to the mainstream confessions, the almost universal response by the Germans, Poles, Dutch, French, and English in challenging and refuting the antitrinitarian beliefs of the Socinians seems to indicate just how critical the religious thinkers of the period believed this heresy to be. The persecution of the Socinians reached a particular height in 1638 when Jesuits entered Rakow, Poland ... By the decree of the `Diet of Warsaw,' dated May 1, 1638, the Jesuits destroyed the academy and the printing press that the Socinians had established in Rakow, and they sent the teachers, ministers, and laypeople of the Polish Brethren into exile" (Johnson, p. 130).

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        Brief mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift von Friedrich V.

      Heidelberg, 8. November, 1618. - circa 27,1 x 20,8 cm. 1 Blatt zweiseitig beschrieben, eigenhändig signiert "Brief im Namen des Pfalzgrafen und Kurfürsten Friedrich V. (1596-1632), bekannt als Winterkönig, an einen "lieben Vetter" betreffs einer "testamentischen Disposition". Schönes Autograph, eigenhändig signiert. - Aus dem Schicksalsjahr 1618, nach dem Prager Fenstersturz vom 2. Juni und aus genau dem Monat November 1618, als seine Kandidatur für die böhmische Krone erstmals ins Gespräch gebracht wurde. - Aus einer bedeutenden Thüringer Autographensammlung, in eigenhändig beschrifteter Sammlermappe mit kurzen Angaben zum Inhalt und Kaufvermerk: Am 1. XII. 1926 bei Charavay in Paris für 25 Mark. " "- Autograph, Handschrift, Manuskript - Kaum fleckig. Gut erhalten. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Ein philosophischer und chemischer Tractat: genannt der kleine Baur. Von der Materia und Erkantnuß deß einigen und wahren subjecti universalis Magni & illius praeparatione. Sampt beygefügten Commentariis Ioannis Walchii.

      Straßburg Zetzner 1618 - (16 x 10 cm). (16) 376 (richtig 374) (18 (3w)) S. Manuskriptpergamentband der Zeit. Erste Separatausgabe dieser aufsehenerregenden Schrift, erstmals 1617 als zweiter Traktat in der "Arca arcani artificiosissimi" erschienen. "Der Hauptinhalt ist eine Fabel, welche das Geheimniß vom Stein der Weisen allegorisch andeuten soll. Der suchende Jünger des Hermes geht auf einen Berg, trifft da einen kleinen Mann in Bauerntracht, der aber kein gewöhnlicher Bauer seyn mag, sondern dem betrübten Laboranten mit gutem Rath auf den rechten Weg hilft" (Schmieder). - Über den aus Pommern stammenden Grasshoff ist lediglich bekannt, dass er Paracelsist und Anhänger der Kabbala war. - Duchgehend etwas gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. Vorsätze mit kleinen Wurmspuren. Einband etwas berieben. Hinterer Einband mit restauriertem Einriss. Ohne die Bindebänder. Insgesamt gut erhalten. - VD 17 23:274877U; Brüning 1244; Duveen 266; Ferguson I, 339; Rosenthal BMP 401; Schmieder 351; vgl. Kopp II, 230 (Ausgabe 1619). - Selten

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        The Kings Maiesties Declaration to His Subiects, Concerning lawfull Sports to be vsed S T C 9238 9 Quarto

      London: Printed by Bonham Norton, and Iohn Bill [etc.], 1618. Modern 1/4 morocco over marbled boards, light browning, else well preserved with ample margins, with the first and last blanks; the Taussig copy First edition of James's Declaration, permitting dancing (men and women) and maypoles and the like, but proscribing bear and bull baiting and bowling, reissued by Charles I, but ultimately proving unenforceable and ordered publicly burnt in 1643

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        Descriptio Fluminum Galliae qua Francia est.

      Parisiis, apud Iacobum Quesnel, 1518 (i.e. 1618). - in-8. 5ff. portrait hors-texte. 684pp. (i.e. 686). (1f.blanc). 11ff. (1f.blanc). Plein vélin de l'époque. Edition Originale de cette importante description des cours d'eau français, composée par le célèbre historien français Jean Papire Masson (1544-1611) et publiée après sa mort par son frère Jean. "L'auteur ne se borne pas à décrire sèchement le cours des principales rivières (la Loire, la Seine, le Rhône, la Garonne); il étudie en même temps les contrées que celles-ci traversent et les peuples riverains" (Bourgeois et André). "Masson fut un des savants hommes du XVIe siècle qui se sont occupés avec le plus d'ardeur des origines de notre histoire nationale, et qui ont ouvert la voie si glorieusement suivie par les bénédictins. Ses ouvrages, qui roulent presque tous sur la Gaule, sont très recherchés" (Larousse). Belle marque d'imprimeur sur la page de titre, et beau portrait hors-texte de l'auteur gravé par Gaultier. Quelques rousseurs. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Chirurgische Bücher und Schrifften. Jetzt auffs New. an tag geben. durch Johannes Huser. 4 Teile in 1 Band.

      Straßburg Zetzners Erben 1618 - (33 x 20,5 cm). (12) 148 S.; 1 Bl., SS.149-329; SS. (329)-523; 2 Bll., SS. 525-795, 20 (1w) Bll. Mit breiter figürlicher Titelholzschnittbordüre (monogramiert "CM L+F" d.h. von L. Frig nach Ch. Murer), kleinem Holzschnittportrait, 3 wiederholten Holzschnitt-Druckermarken und 4 Textholzschnitten. - Zwischengebunden: Derselbe. Opera. Bücher unnd Schrifften. Ander Theyl. Ebenda. 1616. (8) 691 (12) S. Mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf dem Titel sowie 62 figürlichen bzw. schematischen magisch-astrologischen Textholzschnitten. Pergamentband der Zeit. Zu I: Eine von zwei Druckvarianten der zweiten Straßburger Folio-Ausgabe, hier mit Orts- und Jahresangaben. - "Dieser chirurgische Band der deutschen Folioausgabe ist ganz anders zu beurtheilen als die beiden medicinisch-philosophischen Bände: er ist abgesehen von der Gr. Wundarznei ein vollständig neues Werk, nach Huser's Handschrift gedruckt und von allergrösstem Werthe für die Kenntniss Hohenheims, für die er mit den 11 Bänden der Baseler Quartausgabe die wichtigste Grundlage bildet" (Sudhoff 267 zur Ausgabe von 1605). Interessant ist besonders der Appendix, der mehrere "alchimistische und artzneyische Tractätlein " enthält. - VD17 7:699035W; Wellcome I, 4812; Krivatsy 8568; Lesky 313. Sudhoff 302; Brüning 1262. - Zu II: Hier der zweite Band (von 2) der zweiten Straßburger Gesamtausgabe mit den magischen und astrologischen Büchern. Textlich ein Nachdruck der von J. Huser herausgegebenen ersten deutschen Gesamtausgabe (Basel 1589-1591). Am Ende mit einigen kleinen alchemistischen Abhandlungen: Apocalypsis hermetis; Secretum magicum; De lumine naturae etc. - VD17 3:301628Z; Wellcome I, 4809; Sudhoff 301; Brüning 1157. - Stellenweise etwas gebräunt bzw. leicht braunfleckig. Unterer Rand im Falz stellenweise mit kleinem Tintenfleck. Einband etwas fleckig (teils Tintenspritzer), berieben und bestoßen. Vorderdeckel mit kleiner Fehlstelle im Überzug. Insgesamt jedoch ein gut erhaltenes Exemplar

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        d' Arminianze schans tot Leyden.

      Leiden, Johannes Tangena 1618. De tweede staat van deze gravure van de Arminiaanse Schans te Leiden, uitgegeven door Johannes Tangena. De gravure werd uitgegeven als spotprent op de Remonstranten en beeld de Breestraat te Leiden af met daarin de zo genaamde Arminiaanse Schans. De schans werd in 1617 opgericht om de remonstrants gezinde vroedschap en waardgelders te beschermen. De voorstelling toont de schermutselingen die in de omgeving van de schans plaatsvinden. Onder de gravure staat een 16-regelig Frans vers, meegegraveerd met de gravure zelf. Onder het vers wordt een 'Verklaringe van de Arminiaensche Schans tot Leyden' gegeven, waarin de bijbehorende geschiedenis wordt beschreven en de afgebeelde taferelen worden verklaart. De verklaring is op een afzonderlijk blad gedrukt, de gravure en de verklaring zijn geheel licht gebruind. Het geheel is ingelijst in een 19e-eeuwse houten lijst, de lijst is aan de randen plaatselijk beschadigd. De totale afmeting inclusief lijst is 49 x 44,5 cm., de gravure zelf is 26 x 34,5 cm. Muller, F. (1863-1870). De Nederlandsche Geschiedenis in Platen Deel 1, p. 166 (nr. 1327b).

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        Tafel van De leere ende het ghevoelen der Arminianen, diemen ghemeenlick Remonstranten noemt.

      - 1618. 1 sheet of paper, folio. Printed on one side, with decorative margins. Some small holes on the folds. Pamphlet by the Arminians in The Netherlands in which they explain their views to the public. A very rare and historically important document.

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        Poma aurea Hebraicae linguae F. Francisci Donati Rom. Ord. praed. in tria opuscula distributa. Primum est, de accentibus. Secundum, de abbreuiaturis. Tertium, doctrinam christianam Hebraico sermone conscriptam; variasque sacrarum rerum versiones studiosis perutiles delectabilesque complectitur

      Romae: excudebat Stephanus Paulinus, 1618 - In-4 (22 cm) (24) 239 (1). Stemma calcografico del dedicatario, Ioannes Baptista sul frontespizio, stampato in caratteri rossi e neri. Finalini e capolettera figurati. Testo e titolo in ebraico e latino. Mezza pelle, piatti rivestiti di carta marmorizzata. Grammatica della lingua ebraica. Donati Francesco (1598-1635). 17mo secolo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bavaria Ducatus

      Artist: Blaeu Willem Janszoon ca ; issued in: Amsterdam; date: ca1618 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 39 x 51; - description: Map shows total Bavaria; - vita of the artist: Joan Guilliemus Blaeu was the eldest son of Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638), and was probably born in Alkmaar in the province of Noord-Holland in the final years of the 16th century. He was brought up in Amsterdam, and studied law at the University of Leiden before going into partnership with his father in the 1630s. Although his father Willem had cartographic interests, having studied under the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe and having manufactured globes and instruments, his primary business was as a printer. It was under the control of Joan that the Blaeu printing press achieved lasting fame by moving towards the printing of maps and expanding to become the largest printing press in Europe in the 17th century.By the 1660s the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (or Atlas Maior as it had became known by this time) had expanded to between 9 and 12 volumes, depending on the language. With over 3,000 text pages and approximately 600 maps, it was the most expensive book money could buy in the later 17th century. The translation of the text from Latin into Dutch, English, German, French, and Spanish for several volumes created enormous work for those involved in typography and letterpress activities. It is estimated that over 80 men must have been employed full-time in the Blaeu printing house in Bloemgracht, not including engravers who worked elsewhere, with over 15 printing presses running simultaneously, and in 1667 a second press was acquired at Gravenstraat. At the same time as producing the Atlas Maior, Blaeu was also publishing town plans of Italy, maps for globes, and other volumes. At its peak the Blaeu press managed to produce over 1 million impressions from 1,000 copper plates within four years.

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        Gerardi Tuningi IC. praestantissimi, in Academia Lvgduno-Batava legum quondam professoris. In quatuor libros Institutionum iuris civilis divi Justiniani commentarius; ex adversarijs auctoris magna cura collectus ac nunc primùm editus ab Arnoldo Vinnioic

      ex Officini Elzeviriana, Lugdoni Batavaroum [Leida] 1618 - In-4 (205x150 mm.), pp. (40), 928. Marca editoriale in xilografia al frontespizio. Legatura in piena pergamena con titolo inciso in oro al dorso. Lievissime, sporadiche e fisiologiche bruniture, ma bell'esemplare. Prima edizione. Raro. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1618 Claudius Aelian Various Histories Greek Roman Mythology Wonders Pagan Art

      Parisiis [Paris] : Apud Ioan. Libert, MDCXVIII [1618] - 1618 Claudius Aelian Various Histories Greek Roman Mythology Wonders Pagan Art Claudius Aelianus, or more commonly known as Aelian, was a 2nd-century AD Roman rhetorician and philosopher who was well-versed in both Greek and Latin linguistics. Aelian had only two well-known works – ‘On Animalia’ and ‘Variae Historia.’ The latter is a collection of ancient anecdotes and sketches that describe natural wonders and mythological customs. He describes death and burial customs, Greek art, dress and costumes, food and drink, famous athletes, pagan worship, fly fishing, and more! This rare 1618 printing is printed in parallel Greek and Latin. Item number: #2159 Price: $550 AELIANUS, Claudius Aeliani Variae historiae libri XIIII. Item rerum publicarum descriptiones ex Heraclide, cum latina interpretatione Justi Vulteii, utrique . accomodata . nunc denuo . recognita Parisiis [Paris] : Apud Ioan. Libert, MDCXVIII [1618] Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [16], 514, [30] • References: USTC 6016056; • Language: Latin / Greek • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure • Size: ~4.5in X 3.25in (11.5cm x 8.5cm) • Rare with no other example for sale worldwide at present Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 2158 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Historie of Guicciardin: Containing the Warres of Italie and Other Parts, Continued for Manie Yeares Under Sundrie Kings and Princes, Together with the Variations and Accidents of the Same

      Richard Field, London 1618 - Size: Folio. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is sound. Rebacked, full brown leather, 6 raised bands, [8], 821, [9] pages, alphabetical list of topics, decorated letters and other illustrative elements. This third edition reinstates "a Digression towards the end of the fourth Booke, which had bene formerly effaced out of the Italian and Latine copies in all the late Editions." Italian history, covering the late 1400s to mid 1500s. Covers worn, especially around edges, text block toned/stained, title page reattached. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 6 lbs 3 oz. Category: History; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 012669. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Universalis Tabula Iuxta Ptolemæum.

      1618 - Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius Jnr, 1618. Fine original colour. 350 x 490mm with good margins. A map of the world according to Claudius Ptolemy of Alexandria, showing the world as known to the ancients, with the semi-mythical island of Taprobana but no America or Cape of Good Hope. However Mercator has dropped the land-locked Indian Ocean shown on earlier Ptolemaic maps. The map was engraved by Mercator himself for his 1578 edition of Ptolemy's 'Geography'; however this example comes from an edition of Petrus Bertius's 'Theatrum geographiae veteris'. The flamboyance of the strapwork-and-windhead borders makes this map the most decorative of the Ptolemaic world maps. SHIRLEY: World 139, plate 118, 'His general Ptolemaic map is one of the finest available. elegantly engraved'.

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        A Treatise Collected ovt of the Statvtes of this Kingdom, and . . . the Lawes concerning the Office and Authorities of Coroners and Sherifes: Together With an easie and plain method for the keeping of a Court Leet, Court Baron, and Hundred Court. STC 25648

      London: Printed for the Companie of Stationers, 1618. Modern brown morocco, gilt lettered, occasional light staining, else especially crisp with ample margins; the Taussig copy First edition of the first treatise by a named author on both the coroner and on the sheriff, written by a Barnard's Inn attorney and appearing in several editions throughout the century; with separate sections on each officer and on each local court

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        Origenis Philocalia : de obscuris S. Scripturæ locis, a SS. PP. Basilio Magno, & Gregorio Theologo, ex varijs Origenis commentarijs excerpta. Quid insuper in hoc opere contineatur, sequens pag. indicabit. Omnia nunc primum Graece edita, ex Bibliotheca Regia opera & studio Io. Tarini Andegaui, qui & Latina fecit & notis illustravit. D.i. Orinenis Philocalia p. 1-453 mit eigenem Zwischentitel: ZACHARIAE Scholastici Christiani, postea Episcopi Mitylenes, De mundo opificio contras philosophos disputatio. [p. 455-558] ANASTASII Prespyteri in sina Monte, De hominis creatione a deo, ad imaginem & similitudinem suam. [p. 559-608] PSELLOS. De anima Celebres opiniones. [p. 608-680].

      [12] Bl., 736 S., [11] Bl. Ganzpergamenteinband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. Graesse V, 46ff. Hoffmann III, 23ff. Dibdin I, 190. etc. Sehr seltene Editio Princeps der Philocalia des Origenis und aller weiteren angegebenen Schriften in sehr gutem Exemlar. Zweispaltiger Druck mit griechisch/lateinischer Paralelltext und ausführlichem Kommentar. Hoffmann und Dibdin schreiben von einer druckgleichen Ausgabe von 1618. Titel mit altem Stempel und Notizen von alter Hand.Teile 2-4 mit eigenem Zwischentitel in fortlaufender Paginierung.

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        Oorspronck ende voortganck der Nederlantsche kerckelijcke verschillen tot op 't Nationale Synodus van Dordrecht.Amsterdam, Cornelis de Leeuw, 1648. 2 parts in 1 volume. Small folio (28.5 x 19.5 cm). 18th-century half vellum.

      Knuttel, Kerkgeschiedenis, p. 242; Rogge, Remonstr. geschr., p. 96; STCN (2 copies). Very rare re-issue, enlarged with an index and several documents, of a history of the Dutch religious controversies that arose during the Seven Years Truce. The work includes an almost verbatim report by Bernard Dwingelo of the acts of the Synod of Dordrecht (1618-1619), which ended with the official condemnation and banishment of one of the two parties, the Arminians or Remonstrants. The main issue had been the Calvinist article of faith regarding the issue of predestination, which was rejected by the Leiden theologian Jacob Arminius (1560-1609). Arminius's more liberal views were opposed by his strict Calvanist colleague Franciscus Gomarus (1563-1641).Title-page slight browned and thumbed, boards rubbed along the extremities. Overall in very good condition.

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        Eine Carte von Nova Guinea./ Novae Guineae Tabula./ Description de la coste septentrionale de Nova Guinea.

      W. Blaeu 1618 - W. Blaeu Amsterdam 1618 copper engraved map; overall 23,5 x 33,5 cm; plate 15,5 x 27,5 cm. paper evenly toned with some faint stains and foxing; o/w exc. cond. A very rare map of the North coast of New Guinea and the Moluccas from Schouten’s travel account of the ‘Eendracht’ and ‘Hoorn’, published in ‘Journal Ofte Beschryvinghe van de wonderlicke reyse, ghaedaen door Willem Cornelisz Schouten van Hoorn, inde Jaren 1615, 1616, en 1617.’.c1567-1625) Paper is watermarked; nice strong impression; with a ttile cartouche in Dutch, Latin and French; with two compass roses. Schouten was a Dutch navigator for the Dutch East India Company. He was the first to sail the Cape Horn route to the Pacific Ocean. [ref: 3302]

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        Atlas of the classical world in two parts Theatrum Geographiae Veteris duobus Tomis Distinctum edente Petro Bertio

      Folio; two parts in one volume, lacking the general title. Part 1: 'Theatri Geographiae Veteris Tomus Prior in quo Cl. Ptol Alexandrini Geographiae libri VIII ...', engraved title-page, twenty-eight maps, twenty-seven double-page, Ptolemy's text in parallel Latin and Greek, followed by Mercator's 'Annotationes' in Latin with full-page engraved portrait of Mercator; Part 2: lacking the engraved title and portrait of Bertius (the latter as often); four double-page map sheets bearing the Tabulae Peutingerianae of Abraham Ortelius and the folding map titled Scheda Prior, with accompanying text, followed by 'Abrahami Ortelii Geographiae veteris tabulae aliquot', an abbreviated version of Ortelius' 'Parergon' with fourteen double-page engraved classical maps by or after Ortelius, the map of the Holy Land replaced by Hondius' atlas map of 1606. Woodcut diagrams and 3 engraved diagrams in the text, woodcut initials and headpieces. The first sheet of the Peutinger Table with split to one fold. Nineteenth century russia, rebacked with original spine laid down, boards and spine elaborately blind-stamped, corner devices and spine lettering stamped in gilt. [Amsterdam: Isaac Elzevir and Jodocus Hondius], 

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        Origen de las dignidades seglares de Castilla y Laon con relaçion summaria de los reyes de estos reynos: de sus actiones: casamientos: hijos: muertes: sepulturas de los que las han creado y tenido . para el principe de España don Felipe nuesto señor. Por el doctor Salazar de Mendoça 1618

      Toledo, Diego Rodriguez de Valdivielso 1618 - Colophon: (En Toledo, por Diego Rodriguez de Valdivielso, impressor de el rey nuestro señor, 1618). In-folio (295x205 mm.), pp. (4), 189, (3). Forntespizio architettonico inciso in rame. Legatura in mezza pelle bazzana, titoli e date incise in oro su tasselli al dorso. Prima edizione di quest'opera fondamentale per gli studi sulle famiglie nobiliari della penisola iberica. Bell'esemplare. Bibliografia: Palau y Dulcet, 286867. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pharmacopaea Londinensis, of Londische apotheek. In welke alle medicamenten aldaar gebruikelyk, konstig werden toegemaakt. Cierlyker volgens de hedendaagse wyse geschikt. Hoognoodig en seer dienstig voor alle die haar werk in de medicyne maken.Amsterdam, Jan ten Hoorn, 1696. 12mo. With an engraved title-page by Jan Luyken, showing the interior of an apothecary. Contemporary sheepskin parchment.

      - Klaversma & Hannema 1179-1180; STCN (1 copy, lacking frontispiece). Wellcome IV, p. 365; WorldCat (5 copies). First and only edition of a Dutch translation of the London Pharmacopoeia, which had appeared in dozens of Latin (beginning in 1618) and English (beginning in 1649) editions. Although a slightly revised Latin edition had appeared in 1677, the Dutch publisher Ten Hoorn apparently based his translation on the 1650 edition, so that his readers miss out on the recipe for Irish whiskey. It nevertheless contains much interesting information for Dutch readers. Among the many ingredients used in the recipes were the wonderful horn of a unicorn, the skull of a man killed by violence (translated as "the skull of a man who died in good health"), twelve types of excrement (for which the Dutch translator used five different words) and fresh cheese (pp. 26-28). A list of other medical titles printed and sold by the publisher appears on the final pages.With a bookplate. Binding soiled and spotted, text with some spots and a few small holes; lacking front endpapers. A good copy of a rare pharmacopoeia.

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        Fuggerorum et Fuggerarum, quae in familia natae, quaève in familiam transierunt, quot extant aere expressae imagines

      Augsburg, Andreas Aperger, 1618. A collection of portraits of members of the mercantile and banking dynasty founded by Jakob Fugger (circa 1430-1518), each portrait accompanied by appropriate heraldic insignia, and displayed within an architectural or grotesque frame of impressive quality and size (platemarks 340 × 230 mm). On the versos of the portraits are printed brief genealogical notices apparently supplied by Marcus Henning (1561-circa 1622). The book has been long recognised as a valuable document for the history of costume, especially for women's clothing. Indeed, its most striking feature is the high proportion of women portrayed: nearly half of the portraits in this edition (sixty-two of 127) depict women, the wives and daughters of the Fuggers in nearly equal number.Custos, Dominicus Antwerp 1559/1560 - 1615 Augsburg Fuggerorum et Fuggerarum, quae in familia natae, quaève in familiam tran­sierunt, quot extant aere expressae imagines. Augsburg, Andreas Aperger, 1618 folio (430 × 285 mm), (130) ff., comprising: engraved title (with above text), signed Dominicus Custodis Ant.[verpianus] totius Operis deliniator, et sculptor Aug. Vindelicor. and dated (right) 1593 (letterpress on verso, subscribed by the publisher 'Augustae Vindelicorum [1618] quo ad genealogium Andrea Aperger typographo etiam navante operam'); leaf with letterpress headed 'Fuggerana insignia junctus Khierchpergensibus et Weissenhornianis' above an engraving of the Fugger insignia signed by Wolfgang Kilian (verso blank); 127 numbered portraits engraved by Custos, Wolfgang and Lukas Kilian imposed within frames by the same engrav­ers (printed on rectos, with explicatory letterpress printed on opposite versos); and a single page of letterpress (completing index; verso blank). A paste-on cancel corrects the heraldic insignia on plate no. 5. 1 provenance H.P. Kraus Inc., collation note dated November 1990 on lower pastedown. Short tears in margins of eight folios neatly repaired (two extend just within the platemarks), otherwise a fine copy with the engravings in excellent impressions. binding contemporary vellum drawn over paper boards. A collection of portraits of members of the mercantile and banking dynasty founded by Jakob Fugger (circa 1430-1518), each portrait accompanied by appropri­ate heraldic insignia, and displayed within an architectural or grotesque frame of impressive quality and size (platemarks 340 × 230 mm). On the versos of the portraits are printed brief genealogical notices apparently supplied by Marcus Henning (1561-circa 1622). 2 The book is a monument of Baroque ornament and book illustration and copies have featured in sev­eral exhibitions. 3 [img-2522-left-large_default] Fig. 1 Hans Georg Fugger (1566-1585), first-born son of Georg Fugger and Ursula von Lichtenstein, engraved portrait and frame by Dominicus Custos (pl. 54; page height 430 mm) The printmaker Dominicus Custos, son of the Antwerp painter Pieter Balten, had arrived in Augsburg about 1588, in which year he married the widow of Bartholomäus Kilian, becoming step-father of Lukas (1579-1637) and Wolfgang Kilian (1581-1662). He was soon employed by Philipp Eduard, Octavianus Secundus, and Anton Fugger on a project to engrave their family's portraits, and by 1592 he had completed sixty or more prints. 4 A small selection of these (ten portraits, including those of Custos's three patrons) was issued in 1592, in quarto format, as I cones decem illustr. Baronum et Fuggarorum gente qui Domicilia Augustae Vindelic. constituta habent.5In 1593 appeared the first edition of Fuggerorum et Fuggerarum quae in familia natae... Imagines, a folio presenting seventy-one portraits, each imposed within an engraved frame appropriate to the sitter's rank and sex (eleven different frames were designed). 6 After Custos's death (1616 or 1617), Lukas and Wolfgang Kilian brought the work up-to-date, adding to the end of the series portraits of Margareta Fugger-Caretto (1592-1652) and other members of the family who had been born (or reached maturity) since 1593, and interpolating portraits of Ulrich Fugger (1441-1510), Sigmund Friedrich Fugger (1542-1600), and others of whom models had just become available. Altogether, the new edition presents 127 portraits. Sixty-two portraits, eleven designs of frames, and the alle­gorical title-page, are printed from plates attributable to Custos. Lukas, the more talented of Dominicus' stepsons, engraved twenty-nine portraits and one new frame; his younger brother, Wolfgang, contributed thirty-six por­traits, three frames, and the large print of the Fugger coat-of-arms placed at the beginning of the volume. 7 A local draughtsman, Johann Mathias Kager (1575-1634), city painter of Augsburg after 1615, was designer of the four frames engraved by the two Kilians. 8 Unlike the 1593 edition, which seems to have been limited and distributed by the family, the 1618 edi­tion was a commercial undertaking by the newly-established publisher Andreas Aperger. [img-2523-left-large_default] Fig. 2 Jakob 'der Reiche' (1459-1525), engraved portrait and frame by Dominicus Custos (pl. 4; page height 430 mm) [img-2524-left-large_default] Fig. 3 Ursula von Harrach (1522-1554), wife of Johann Jakob Fugger (1516-1575), engraved portrait and frame by Dominicus Custos (pl. 13; page height 430 mm) [img-2525-left-large_default] Fig. 4 Hieronymus Fugger (1584-1633), engraved portrait by Lukas Kilian within a frame designed by Johann Mathias Kager (pl. 112; page height 430 mm) Many of Custos's matrices (both portraits and frames) were extensively reworked by Lukas and Wolfgang Kilian for the new edition. Backgrounds were strengthened with cross-hatching and shading, and the portraits occasionally were updated. 9 The original portrait of Raymund Fugger (1489-1535), for example, depicts him as a young man (1593 edition, pl. 8); the Kilians added a beard to convey the appearance of old age (1618, pl. 8). 10 Hans Jakob Fugger (1516-1575) likewise was transformed from a middle-aged (1593, pl. 12) to an old man (1618, pl. 12). 11 Custos's portrait of Helena Fugger-Madruzzo (1593, pl. 59), who had married Georg Fugger (1560-1634) in 1583 and by 1611 borne him twenty-one children, was replaced by an entirely new portrait engraved by Wolfgang Kilian, which depicts her in old age (1618, pl. 86). Custos's portrait of the celebrated entrepreneur Hans Fugger (1531-1598) also was replaced by a new one, en­graved by Lukas Kilian, a close copy except in one detail: in the original, the subject is depicted with a notebook in his right hand (1593, pl. 23); in the substitute, the book rests on the table top (1618, pl. 74). Several of Custos's portraits were excluded from the new edition, among them one of Anna Jacobäa Fugger (1593, pl. 47), who in 1582 had brought scandal upon the family when she fled the Dominican convent St. Katharina in Augsburg, converted, and afterwards married the Protestant Heinrich vii Graf zu Ortenburg; 12 and the portrait of Barbara Fugger-Bäsinger, wife of Jakob Fugger (1398-1469) (1593, pl. 3). 13 The book has been long recognised as a valuable document for the history of costume, especially for women's clothing. 14 Indeed, its most striking feature is the high proportion of women portrayed: nearly half of the portraits in the 1618 edition (sixty-two of 127) depict women, the wives and daughters of the Fuggers in almost equal number. Some illustrious male members of the Fugger dynasty are unaccountably omitted. In their stead appear women - some, like Ursula Fugger-Lichtenstein (pl. 16), the patroness of the Society of Jesus in Augsburg, had attained celebrity; 15 but others are obscure, and had no progeny, such as the Benedictine nun Maria Fugger (pl. 69). 16 Perhaps the three instigators of the project choose the subjects, or the choice may have depended on the availability of authen­tic models for the engravers to copy. 17 The matrices of the portraits were restruck (without the engraved frames) at Augsburg in 1620 for an edition with German text, published by Sara Mang, under the title Contrafahe der Herren Fugger und Frawen Fuggerinnen. Another edition, also without the engraved frames, but restituting to the series the portraits of Anna Jacobäa and Barbara Fugger, and others, was printed at Ulm in 1754, as Pinacotheca Fuggerorum. references Désiré Guilmard, Les maîtres ornemanistes (Paris 1880-1881), p.393 no. 10; F.W.H. Hollstein, German etchings, engrav­ings & woodcuts 1400-1700 (Amsterdam 1960), vi, p.183, no. 60 and (Amsterdam 1976), xvii, p.154, nos. 621-650 and idem (Amsterdam 1976), xviii, p.198, nos. 705 (por­traits), 911/918 (heraldic device occurring among preliminaries); Staatliche Museen Berlin, Katalog der Lipperheideschen Kostümbibliothek, edited by Eva Nienholdt and Gretel Wagner-Neumann (Berlin 1965), Da8; Sibylle Appuhn-Radtke, 'Augsburger Buchillustration im 17. Jahrhundert' in Augsburger Buchdruck und Verlagswesen, edited by Helmut Gier (Wiesbaden 1997), pp.736-446 (four repro­ductions); Milan Pelc, Illustrium imagines: das Porträt­buch der Renaissance (Leiden 2002), pp.150-151 no. 38 1. This cancel appears also in a British Library, shelfmark 604 l.15. 2. Walter Dietl, Die Elogien der Ambraser Fürstenbildnisse (Innsbruck 2000), pp.66, 81. 3. Fugger und Welser: oberdeutsche Wirtschaft Politik und Kultur im Spiegel zweier Geschlechter, catalogue of an exhibition held in the Schaezlerhaus, Augsburg, June-September 1950, Städtische Kunstsammlungen (Augsburg 1950), no. 389; Augsburger Barock, catalogue of an exhi­bition held in the Rathaus and Holbeinhaus, 15 June-13 October 1968 (Augsburg 1968), no. 657; Welt im Umbruch: Augsburg zwischen Renaissance und Barock, catalogue of an exhibition held in the Rathaus and Zeug­haus, 28 June-28 September (Augsburg 1980), no. 372; Die Fugger im Bild: Selbstdarstellung einer Familiendy­nastie der Renaissance, catalogue of an exhibition held in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, 10 March-22 May 2010 (Lucerne 2010), pp.123-127, 182-185. 4. Georg Lill, Fuggerorum et Fuggerarum imagines (Augsburg 1938), i, p.v; Norbert Lieb, Octavian Secundus Fugger (1549-1600) und die Kunst (Tübingen 1980), p.91. 5. Die Fugger im Bild, op. cit., pp.116-117, 170-173. 6. Die Fugger im Bild, op. cit., pp.117-123, 178-181, discussing all four known copies. 7. The twenty-nine portraits signed by Lukas are nos.30, 38, 43, 55-56, 60, 62-64, 66-67, 69, 74, 87, 95, 101, 103, 107, 109-111, 113, 116-118, 120, 122, 124, 127; Wolfgang Kilian's portraits are nos.2, 31, 34-37, 39-41, 50, 57-59, 61, 65, 68, 70-71, 86, 88-89, 91-92, 96-97, 99, 102, 108, 112, 114-115, 119, 121, 123, 125-126. 8. Susanne Netzer, Johann Matthias Kager: Stadtmaler von Augsburg (Munich 1980), p.134 no. D24; p.125 no. Z46; compare Hollstein, op. cit. (Blaricum 1986), xvb, p.169 no. 6 (wrongly crediting Kager with all the engraved frames). Cf. Die Fugger im Bild, op. cit., pp.186-187 (exhibiting one of Kager's preparatory drawings). 9. These alterations to Custos's matrices are not recorded in Hollstein, op. cit. (Amsterdam 1960), vi, p.183 no. 60. 10. Compare reproductions in Norbert Lieb, Die Fugger und die Kunst im Zeitalter der hohen Renais­sance (Munich 1958), p.55 and Abb.82-83. 11. See Die Fugger und die Musik: Anton Fugger zum 500. Geburtstag, catalogue of an exhibition held in the Fuggerhaus, Augsburg, 10 June-8 August 1993 (Augsburg 1993), pp.126-127 no. 8, reprodu­cing the earlier state of the print from 'einer altkolorierten Prachtausgabe' (in Fuggermuseum Babenhausen): 'Blatt 12 der regulären Ausgabe von 1618 gibt ihn in derselben Aufmachung als älteren Mann wieder'. 12. Martha Schad, Die Frauen des Hauses Fugger von der Lilie 15.-17. Jahrhundert (Tübingen 1989), pp.111-113. 13. Schad, op. cit., pp.12-15 14. One portrait is of particular interest (1618, pl.46), as the sitter's clothes have survived: Maria Jakobäa (1562-1588), daughter of Hans, Freiherr Fugger, Herr zu Kirchheim Glött Mickhausen Stettenfels und Schmiechen, married in 1579 Octavian Secundus, Freiherr Fugger, Herr zu Kirchberg. See Karen Stolleis, 'Die Kleider der Maria Jakobäa Fugger (1562-1588)' in Documenta textilia (1981), pp.357-370; Schad, op. cit., pp.44-47. 15. Schad, op. cit., pp.30-32. 16. Schad, op. cit., p.133 (print reproduced). 17. See Lill, op. cit., p.vi, on the originals from which some portraits were taken. The lost original of the print of Ursula von Harrach (reproduced Fig. 4) is generally considered to have been painted by Jakob Seisenegger; see Kurt Löcher, Jakob Seisenegger, Hofmaler Kaiser Ferdinands i (Munich 1962), p.88.

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        Antique Master Print-SATIRE-ARMINIANS-MAURITS-OLDENBARNEVELD-van de Venne-1618

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'Justitia. Eendracht maect Macht. Rechtveerdige Sifte. [.]' - (Justice. Unity creates power. Righteous sieve.) Rare broadsheet. Satire on Oldenbarneveld and the other Arminian / Remonstrant leaders falling throught the sieve of the dominant Contraremonstrant and Maurits of Nassau. Engraving on laid paper. Watermark: Pot. Description: Rare and harsh satirical pamflet against the more liberal Arminian faction in the Northern Netherlands. State: Only state Ref: Hollstein 2/FMH 1360. Rare BroadsheetArtists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Adriaen van de Venne'. Adriaen Pietersz van de Venne (1589-1662), was a reknown Dutch painter of allegories, genre subjects and portraits, as well as a miniaturist and designer of political satires, book illustrations and a versifier. Condition: Good, given age. Ample margins, old folds and creasing. The image and the text below the image were originally two separate sheets, here joined together. Text lacks a part in the lower left, backed with paper and the border partly drawn in. Sold w.a.f. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPCLA-P6-03 LATPC The overall size is ca. 14.4 x 20.5 inch. The image size is ca. 14.4 x 20.5 inch. The overall size is ca. 36.7 x 52 cm. The image size is ca. 36.7 x 52 cm.

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        Het Schilder-Boeck waerin voor eerst de leerlustige jeught den gront der edele vrye schilderkonst in verscheyden deelen wordt voor-gedragen. [.]

      - Amsterdam, Jacob Pietersz. Wachter, 1618 (tweede druk). 4to. [xxviii],48,[viii],424,[vi],[xvi],244,[iv],[16] pp. Met gegraveerde titelpagina (door N.Las[tman] naar W. Val[ckert?]) en portret door N. Lastman [naar een prent van Jan Saenredam, naar een schilderij van Goltzius]. Perkamenten spitselband. (kneep iets gespleten; (lichte) watervlek ondermarge; enkele pagina's iets gevlekt; scheurtje in marge in fol.73; eenmaal klein gaatje, 1 à 2 letters tekstverlies; overigens een zeer goed exemplaar.) Bevat: Den grondt der edel vry schilder-const; Het leven der oude antycke [.] schilders, 1617; Het leven der moderne [.] Italiaensche schilders, 1616; Het leven der doorluchtighe Nederlandtsche [.] schilders, 1617 (druk Paulus van Ravesteyn, 1618); Uytleggingh op den Metamorphosis, 1616; Uytbeeldinghe der figueren, 1616 (druk Paulus van Ravesteyn 1616); [.] [Bredero, G.?] Leven ende wercken van Karel van Mander.

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        The Historie of Guicciardin: Containing the Warres of Italie and Other Parts, Continued for Manie Yeares Under Sundrie Kings and Princes, Together with the Variations and Accidents of the Same

      Richard Field, 1618, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Third Edition. Size: Folio. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is sound. Rebacked, full brown leather, 6 raised bands, [8], 821, [9] pages, alphabetical list of topics, decorated letters and other illustrative elements. This third edition reinstates "a Digression towards the end of the fourth Booke, which had bene formerly effaced out of the Italian and Latine copies in all the late Editions." Italian history, covering the late 1400s to mid 1500s. Covers worn, especially around edges, text block toned/stained, title page reattached. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 6 lbs 3 oz. Category: History; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 012669.

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        De I Miracoli et Maravigliosi Affetti Dalla Natura Prodotti. Libri Quattro Di Givan Battista Porta Napolitano Nuovamente tradotti di Latino in Volgare, & con molta diligenza corretti & illustrate. Con due Tavole, una de Capitoli & altra delle cose piu notabili.

      London: Printed by C. Whitingham. 1618 - Venice: Presso Gio: Battista Bonf. 1618 Title with large woodcut printer's device, woodcut decorative initials, trimmed at head, affecting some headlines, some light foxing, 19th century vellum-backed boards, spine gilt and with morocco label, slightly marked, 8vo, Venice, Presso Gio: Battista Bonf., 1618. Numbered to every other page, Title, [1] [28 - Contents], 148pp. 15cm by 10cm.   Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – gently worn, label chipped. Joints – good condition – worn. Corners – good condition. Boards – good condition. Page edges – good condition. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition – solid. Paste downs – good condition – bookplate. End papers – good condition – previous owner’s mark. Title – good condition. Pages – good condition. Binding – good condition, solid. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1618 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sinryke Fabulen, Verklaart en Toegepast Tot alderley Zeede-lessen, Dienstig om waargenoomen te werden in het Menschelijke en Burgelijke leeven. Amsterdam, Hieronymus Sweerts, 1685.

      Contemporary full calf leather, remains of gilt ornaments on the spine. Edges and corners worn. Else a good copy of the rare and only edition of this fable book by Pieter de la Court the younger. With hand coloured title page. 16,5 x 21 cm, [20] 1-727 [1] pp. With engraved title page and 100 engraved emblems by J. Gole. Pieter de la Court (1618-1685) was an outspoken character in the Dutch political scene of the seventeenth century. As a follower of Johan de Wit (1625-1672), de la Court became unpopular when the republican experiment backfired. Sinryke Fabulen was a great opportunity for him to carry out his political ideas disguised as fables. This book is a beautiful example of the synergy between fable literature and Dutch emblematic structure. The stories each contain a picture, a Latin motto and a moral explanation. Other copies available: Sinryke Fabulen. Amsterdam, Hieronymus Sweerts, 1685. (Title page not coloured) Code: 24.718 (B0075) € 900,-

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        Bavaria ducatus

      Artist: Visscher Nicolas ( - 1679) Amsterdam; issued in: Amsterdam; date: ca 1670 1618 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Restoration at centerfold, lower missing part replaced; - size (in cm): 38 x 49; - description: Map shows upper Bavaria with Munich , Augsburg, Regensburg ,Passau, Berchdesgaden and Salzburg; -vita of the artist: Nicolaes Visscher I (1618 -1679) Amsterdam was a Dutch engraver, cartographer and publisher. He was the son of Claes Janszoon Visscher. His son, Nicolaes Visscher II, also worked with him and continued the family tradition of mapmaking. He died in Amsterdam in 1709 and later after his death, many plates has been used from Petrus Schenk II (1693_1775) to issue other copies.

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        Aegyptus antiqua Divisa in Nomus

      Artist: Val du Pierre ( - 1683) Paris; issued in: Paris; date: ca 1635 1618 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 39 x 53; - description: Map shows Egypt; -vita of the artist: Pierre Duval (1618?1683) was a French geographer.Pierre Duval was born in Abbeville. He was the nephew and pupil of the geographer Nicolas Sanson. Encouraged by Louis XIV to move to Paris, he later became Geographe Ordinaire du Roy.

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        Luxemburgensis Ducatus, tam in ejusdem minores, quam principales Ditiones peraccurate Distinctus,.

      Artist: Visscher Nicolas ( - 1679) Amsterdam; issued in: Amsterdam; date: ca 1660 1618 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Margin replaced with lower missing part; - size (in cm): 49 x 58,5; - description: Decorative map of Luxembourg with its surrounding countries. ;Officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg,i n the 14th and early 15th centuries, three members of the House of Luxembourg reigned as Holy Roman Emperors. In 1437, the House of Luxembourg suffered a succession crisis, precipitated by the lack of a male heir to assume the throne, which led to the territories being sold by Duchess Elisabeth to Philip the Good of Burgundy. In the following centuries, Luxembourg's fortress was steadily enlarged and strengthened by its successive occupants, the Bourbons, Habsburgs, Hohenzollerns and the French.; -vita of the artist: Nicolaes Visscher I (1618 -1679) Amsterdam was a Dutch engraver, cartographer and publisher. He was the son of Claes Janszoon Visscher. His son, Nicolaes Visscher II, also worked with him and continued the family tradition of mapmaking. He died in Amsterdam in 1709 and later after his death, many plates has been used from Petrus Schenk II (1693_1775) to issue other copies.

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