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        Psalterium Davidis

      London Apud R. Young 1640 - 8vo. pp. (264). A2, A-Q8, R2. Roman letter. Engraved title of King David, highlighted in red ink in a contemporary hand, calendar printed in red and black, woodcut initials in various sizes, occasional contemporary marginal note. Light age yellowing. A very good copy in beautiful English black morocco, c. 1670, covers blind ruled to a panel design, outer panel with blind tooled sprays of tulips and floral motifs with small bird tools, central panel entirely filled with finely worked blind tooled floral sprays, semé of small tools and birds, spine with blind ruled raised bands, blind tooled with small leaf tools, comb-marbled end papers, all edges black, joints, spine head and tail and corners somewhat worn. Rare edition of this book of Psalms beautifully bound in a London “sombre” binding of finely worked blind tooling on black morocco. This binding is very similar in style to a binding by the “Sombre binder” illustrated in the Henry Davis gift Catalogue (vol II, 116) and shares the same tools as another “Sombre” binding in the online British library catalogue of bindings, BL Shelfmark c72e7, an Eikon Basilike printed in London in 1649. These bindings were most often made in Puritan London where ostentation was frowned upon though a dislike of display did not deter people from wanting to own sumptuous bindings on books that they would use in public. The richness of the binding was effectively disguised with this ‘black on black’ work. It is also thought that Restoration period, "sombre" bindings, using only blind stamps, were produced for periods of mourning at Court; with the great plague of 1665 and the fire of London a year later many were mourning in London. The design, tooling, work and materials on this copy are of the highest quality. The style of these binding heavily influenced the arts and crafts movement and the tooling on this binding is reminiscent of the work of Cobbden Sanderson at the Doves Press bindery at the end of the C19. “Another fashion which first begins to be notable around 1670, and which remained in Vogue well into the first half of the eighteenth century, was a taste for ‘Sombre’ bindings, typically found on bibles, prayer books and other devotional texts.” Pearson English Bookbinding Styles, 1450-1800. A rare book of Psalms; containing the prose text of psalms and canticles without commentary and includes the "Canticum D. Ambrosii et Augustini" at the end. The engraved title page, with a portrait of King David, is altered from a plate occasionally used as a frontispiece to the Sternhold and Hopkins psalms where it has 4 lines of text below the portrait. STC 2367. Recording no copies outside the UK. Darlow and Moule. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Narcissus totus luteus montanus maior [Trumpet narcissus]; Narcissus totus luteus montanus minimus [Wild trumpet narcissus]; Colchicum Vernum flore purpureo plenum [Multiple-flowered spring meadow saffron]; Hyacinthus Botryoides coeruleus [Hyacinth]; Hyacinthus Botryodes floribus albis [Grape hyacinth]

      Eichstatt 1640 - Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done. Hand-coloured engraving.

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        THE DIFFERENCES OF THE AGES OF MAN LIFE. Together with the Originall causes, Progresse, and End therof. Written by the Learned Henry Cuffe, sometime Fellow of Merton College in Oxford. Newly revised .

      Printed by T.H. and are to bee sold by Nathaniell Butter., London 1640 - Octavo contemporary sheep with later gilt label & ornamentation of spine, front board detached. Small scarlet embossed bookplate of cat with motto and modern ownership label John Lawson. Philip Bliss' copy, with his "P" mark and date of purchase (1840) on B1, edges slightly browned and occasional spotting, 213pp. *The second edition, first published posthumously in 1607, of a work by the classical scholar Henry Cuffe, professor of Greek at Oxford and later adviser to the Earl of Essex, after whose fall he was executed for treason in 1601. Bacon calls him a great scholar, and "a notable traitor by the book, being otherwise a turbulent and mutinous spirit against all superiors". In this work he "shows wide reading in the writings of the Greek philosophers; a belief in astrology, and faith in a divine providence" (DNB). This copy belonged to Philip Bliss (1787-1857) antiquary and book collector, whose library was sold in a series of sales at Sotheby's in 1858. STC 6105. 1 volume.

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        Le Parfaict Capitaine. Autrement l'abbrégé des Guerres de Gaule des Commentaires de César. Avec quelques remarques sur icelles, suivy d'un Recueil de l'ordre de guerre des anciens. Ensemble d'un Traité particulier de la guerre. Troisième et dernière édition augmentée d'un traité : De l'intérest des Princes, & Estats de la chrestienté. Par monsieur le duc de Rohan.

      Paris Jean Houzé 1640 - 3 parties en 1 volume petit In-4, 84 ff., 281-(3) pp., 2 ff., 285-(2) pp., 15 pp. Reliure plein vélin souple époque, titre manuscrit au dos.(un accroc sur un mors, quelques trous de vers dans la marge interne sur quelsques feuillets). Un troisième texte relié à la suite : Véritable récit de ce qui s'est passé au sous levement des Grisons pour la restitution de la Valteline, Comtez de Chiavenna et de Bormio. Chaque texte posséde sa propre page de titre. Le duc de Rohan (1579-1638) fut le chef du parti calviniste sous Louis XIII. Après la rédition de La Rochelle et la défaite des protestants Rohan est contraint à l'exil, il s'installe à Venise. Louis XIII le rappel pour être son ambassadeur en Suisse et en chasser les autrichiens. Rohan est considéré comme l'un des plus habiles politiques et capitaines de son siècle. Outre ses "Mémoires" (1644) remarquables par ses vues politiques, l'énergie et la concision du style; son "Parfaict Capitaine", études comparées des tactiques anciennes et modernes, demeure un des grans ouvrage du genre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nobilario de Dom Pedro Conde de Barcellos." @Eighteenth-century manuscript on paper, in Portuguese.

      - Written in ink, in a large, legible hand, with a smaller version for the copious marginal notes. Complete according to the foliation by the original scribe: (1 l.), 287 ll. [i.e., 288, with an unfoliated leaf following f. 197], (2 blank leaves and pastedown foliated 288-291). Folio (31.3 x 22.7 cm.), contemporary limp vellum (minor soiling), fore-edge cover extensions, with title vertically in manuscript: "Cde. D. Pº Filho d'elRey D. Dinis das Linhagens de Portugal." Deckle edges at fore-edge. Very fine. Collections of Jacinto da Silva Mengo and the Barão de Rendufe (see below). ---- Attractive eighteenth-century manuscript copy of one of the seminal works of genealogy and history for the Iberian Peninsula in the Middle Ages. It was written in the fourteenth century in Gallego-Portuguese. In a highly stratified society a person's lineage was crucial, and D. Pedro's work was a model for many later genealogical accounts. It includes not only lists of names and relationships, but narrative accounts of the lives of many of those listed. Despite some criticisms of its accuracy (especially for the earliest period), it is the only source for many relationships of noble families in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Castile. The @Nobiliario was frequently translated into Portuguese and Castilian, often with additions. It first appeared in print at Rome in 1640. It has been often reprinted, and the fact that it is in print today in several editions is a testimony to its importance for historians.By birth and by marriage, Pedro Afonso, conde de Barcelos (1287-1354), was affiliated with the highest nobility of the Iberian Peninsula. The illegitimate son of D. Dinis of Portugal (r. 1279-1325) and great-grandson of Alfonso X el Sabio, he first married into the Portuguese Sousa family and then into the Aragonese Ximenes family. During a period of exile he absorbed the culture of the Castilian court, and after his return to Portugal he transformed his estate at Lalim into a cultural center. While at Lalim, D. Pedro composed two of the most important medieval prose works in Gallego-Portuguese: the @Cronica Geral de Espanha in 1344 and this book, known as the @Livro de Linhagens do conde D. Pedro, in 1340-44.Like D. Dinis, D. Pedro was a poet and troubador. His lost "Livro de Cantigas," a collection of Galician songs, was probably an archetype for the medieval Spanish and Portuguese @cancioneros. Hence D. Pedro is at least partially responsible for the preservation of many important medieval texts that would otherwise have been lost.@Provenance: Inscription on title page reads, "Hé de Jacinto da Silva Mengo, e agora do Illmº e Excmº Sr. Barão de Renduffe. Lisboa o 1º de Setembro de 1842." Jacinto da Silva Mengo (1808-1866) served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (see Innocêncio III, 246). Simão da Silva Ferraz de Lima e Castro, Barão e Conde de Rendufe (1795-1857), began his diplomatic career in 1827. From February 1842 to November 1845 he served as minister plenipotentiary to Berlin, and during part of this period (1844) was also Portuguese representative to the court of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. He negotiated treaties of commerce and navigation with Prussia in 1844 and with several other German states in 1844 and 1845. In early 1846 he was sent as minister plenipotentiary to Madrid, to negotiate a treaty regarding Spanish, French and English intervention in the "Maria da Fonte" movement. After an assignment in Paris, he married a wealthy Belgian noblewoman in 1849.----

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        Destierro y azote del libro del duelo ?.

      Zaragoza, Christoval de la Torre, 1640. - Large woodcut of the Crucifixion on second preliminary leaf. Small woodcut vignette on title page. (15, 1 blank ll.), 293, (1) pp., (1 l.); some errors in quire signatures, but catchwords and pagination follow. 8°, contemporary vellum (spine slightly dampstained), horizontal manuscript title on spine, edges sprinkled. Some browning; small tear at foot of title-page, not affecting text. Overall in very good condition. ---- FIRST EDITION of this diatribe against duelling; Palau notes another edition of Valencia, 1647. From the necessity of loving one's neighbor rather than running him through, the author progresses to the ruler's duty to keep peace among his subjects and?with especial virulence?to the evil of clergy who encourage fighting rather than preaching against it. Lozano de Ibdes, who received his doctorate from Alcalá, was curate at Mata de los Olmos.---- Palau 142955: describing a copy at the University of Zaragoza, and citing no copy sold. Simón Díaz 4135: adding copies at the University of Granada, the Academia Española and Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid. Jiménez Catalán, @Tipografía zaragozana del s. XVII 407. Thimm, p. 170. Levi & Gelli, p. 35. Not in HSA or @Ticknor Catalogue. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Patriarchatus Alexandrini Geographica desciptio

      Mariette, Pierre, Paris 1640 - Size : 372x510 (mm), 14.625x20.125 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring

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        Novam Hanc Territorii Francofvrtenis Tabulam. Altkolor. Kupferstichkarte.

      Blaeu, Amsterdam um 1640 - Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte 56,5 x 44,5 cm, Sprache: Lateinisch. Sehr dekorative altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte des Rhein-Main-gebietes zwischen Nieder-Eschbach (im Norden), Messel (S), Heidenheim (W) und Hanau (O)und Frankfurt in der Mitte. Am oberen Rand drei Wappen von Bürgermeistern zwischen Allegorien von Justitia, Consilium, Concordia und Pax, unten drei Wappen von Syndici, an den Seiten 28 Wappen der Ratsherren. Sehr schöne, saubere Karte, leicht auf Pappe angeheftet mit älterem Passepartout. Diese Karte wird als prächtigste und attraktivste der Blaeu'schen Offizin hervorgehoben.

      [Bookseller: Karl-Eugen Schlapp, Buchhändler i.R.]
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        L. Annaei Senecae philosophi Opera omnia; ex ult. I. Lipsii emendatione: et M. Annaei Senecae rhetoris quae exstant; ex And. Schotti recens.

      apud Elzevirios, Lugd. Batav. 1640 - Splendide legature coeve in marocchino rosso con nervi, ricchissimi fregi e titolo in oro su tassello nero al ds. Piatti incorniciati da duplici fili oro, dentelle decorate, tagli oro. Carte di guardia marmorizzate con disegno a pettine. Ottimo esemplare. Ex libris Biblioteca Wardington . Raccolta composita: il primo Vol. appartiene alla prima edizione elzeviriana; gli altri due appartengono all edizione del 1659 che porta sul frontis. la data del 1658. Willems, 508 e 1251. 12mo (cm. 12,6), 12 cc.nn. (compreso frontis. interamente inciso e due ritratti a piena pagina), 552 pp. (si uniscono) Tomus secundus in quo Epistolae, & Quaestiones naturales, Amstelodami, apud Ludovicum & Danielem Elzevirios 1658, 12mo (cm. 12,6), 694 pp., 1 c.nn. (bianca); Tomus tertius. Suasoriae, Controversiae, cum Declamationum Excerptis, Amstelodami, apud Ludovicum & Danielem Elzevirios 1658, 12mo (cm. 12,6), 440 pp., 74 cc.nn.

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        Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali, cum Terris Adiacentibus.

      1640 - Kupferstich-Karte von W. Blaeu, Amsterdam, ca. 1640, altkoloriert. Ca.38 x 52,5 cm Papier gebräunt, vor allem am rechten Rand, Bug oben leimschattig, dort auch kleiner Schaden durch Verklebung. Burden, Mapping of North America , no. 242. Dekorative Karte der Karibik aus Blaeus "Le Theatre du Monde, ou Novvel Atlas", Amsterdam 1640, mit französischem Rückentext. Cartographically the map draws on the extremely rare chart by Hessel Gerritsz, c. 1631. The area of coverage is exactly the same with the exception of Blaeu's addition of the west coast of Central America. The nomenclature of the North American part is virtually identical, the only notable addition being the naming of VIRGINIA. It reflects the firsthand knowledge of Gerritsz during his voyage to South America and the West Indies undertaken in 1628."- (Burden) From Blaeu's "Le Theatre du Monde, ou Novvel Atlas", Amsterdam 1640, with french text, original contemporary handcolour. Paper browned at right margin, centerfold browned at upper end, there also some minor faults. Wide margins. Papier gebräunt, vor allem am rechten Rand, Bug oben leimschattig, dort auch kleiner Schaden durch Verklebung.

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        Virginiae partis australis, et Floridae partis orientalis, interjacentiumq. regionum Nova Descriptio.

      1640 - Kupferstich-Karte von W. Blaeu, Amsterdam, ca. 1640, altkoloriert. Ca. 38,5 x 50,5 cm. Papier gleichmäßig gebräunt. Burden, Mapping of North America , no. 253, second state. Die Ostküste mit Virgina, Nord- und Süd-Carolina, Georgia und dem Norden Floridas. Dekorative Karte mit zwei Windrosen, Segelschiffen, figürlichem Meilenzeiger, zwei Wappen im Kartenbild und grosser Kartusche mit Indianern. Papier mit leichter dekorativer Bräunung. Aus Blaeus "Le Theatre du Monde, ou Novvel Atlas", Amsterdam 1640, mit französischem Rückentext. This map of Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia and northern Florida is described by William P. Cumming in "The SouthEast in Early Maps" as "the most correct map of this area yet to appear." The map has both the English and French Royal Arms marking their areas of influence. The limited extent of knowledge of the area is apparent: the source of the St. Johns River, for example, is shown to be a large lake to the north west, in the Appalachian Mountains. There are many decorative elements including an ornate scroll title cartouche, with figures of Indians, based on le Moyne’s drawings, scale-bar cartouche and sailing ship vignettes. From "Le Theatre du Monde, ou Novvel Atlas", Amsterdam 1640, with french text. Paper browned, wide margins, contemporary handcolor.

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        "Novam Hanc Territorii Francofurtensis Tabulam".

      . Altkol. Kupferstich von J. und C. Blaeu, um 1640, 45 x 55 cm.. Karte des Großraums Frankfurt mit dem Mainlauf von Kelsterbach bis Hanau, im Zentrum Befestigungsplan von Frankfurt. Umgeben ist die Karte von 34 Geschlechterwappen und Allegorien des Friedens, der Eintracht, der Gerechtigkeit und der Klugheit. - Die schöne Barockkarte in herrlichem Altkolorit, einschließlich Wappen, Kartusche und Figuren.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Gallæcia Regnum, deScripta a F.Fer Ojea.

      1640 - Amsterdam: c.1640, French text. Original colour. 380 x 485mm. A fine map of Galicia, decorated with ornate cartouches for the title and scale and a compass rose and galleons in the sea.

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        Nova Virginiae Tabula

      Amsterdam, 1640. A MAGNIFICENT MAP OF VIRGINIA: ONE OF THE FIRST TO MAKE THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE CHESAPEAKE KNOWN WIDELY THROUGHOUT EUROPE Engraving with original hand color: 20" x 23 1/2" . Book.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        Halbfigur nach links, vor Stadtarchitektur, den Betrachter anblickend.

      . Schabkunstblatt von A. Bloteling (1640-1690), nach einem Selbstbildnis in London. 20,4:14,1 cm. Wurzbach 37 (Mieris, Zeichnungen) p. 166; Hollstin 185, II; Drugulin 14070. Mit den Versen von W. van Heemskerk. Breitrandig..

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        Kst.- Karte, b. Janssonius, "Ischia Isola olim Aenaria".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, um 1640, 35 x 45,5. Südorienierte Karte mit 3 altkol. Kartuschen und hüb. Schiffsstaff. im Kartenbild. Die sehr detaillirte Karte zeigt Ischia aus der Vogelschau. Links unten eine Insetkarte der Insel Elba.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        ISCHIA Originaltitel :"Ischia Isola, olim Aenaria"

      Amstedam, 1640. Kupferstich, altkoloriert Blattgrösse 48.5x58.5cm; Bildgrösse 38.0x49.0cm Mittelfalz. copperengraving handcolored

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        Dvcatvs Vplandia

      Blaeu, J. a C., 1640. "Ducatus Uplandia". Kol. Kupf.-Kte. bei J. u. C. Blaeu, um 1640. Mit 2 ausgem. fig. u. herald. Kartouche, 1 großen und 4 kleinen Gebietswappen. 38:49,5 cm.. Koeman II, Map 1435:2.2, Ed. 2:202-3 (1644-55 Latin) - Dekorative Karte von Stockholm und weite Umgebung mit Uppsala u.a.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Karel Krenek]
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        THEATRUM botanicum: the Theater of plants, or An Herball of large extent: containing therein a more ample and exact history and declaration of the physicall herbs and plants that are in other Authors encreased by the accesse of many hundreds of new, rare and strange plants from all the parts of the world...

      printed by Tho. Cotes 1640 THEATRUM botanicum: the Theater of plants, or An Herball of large extent: containing therein a more ample and exact history and declaration of the physicall herbs and plants that are in other Authors encreased by the accesse of many hundreds of new, rare and strange plants from all the parts of the world... PARKINSON, John. London, printed by Tho. Cotes, 1640. In - folio, piena pelle coeva, dorso a 6 nervi. (20), 1755, (1) pp., 1 f. errata, con bel frontespizio allegorico col ritratto dell' autore contornato da fini illustrazioni incise in rame da W. Marshall e 2716 figure incise in legno n.t. Bell' esemplare della rarissima edizione originale. Pritzel, 6394. Nissen, Botan. Buchillustration, 1490. Hunt Botan. Cat., I, 235. Johnston, Cleveland herbals coll., 197. Henry, British botan, liter., I, 286. Arber, Herbals, pp. 135 - 38: John Parkinson (1567 - 1650) was the last British writer of the period which we are considering who belonged to the true lineage of herbalist... He was honoured with the title of Herbalist to Charles I... Anderson, History of the herbals, pp. 227 - 34: The Theatrum marked a glorious sunset on the age of herbals, and it left a glow that will last as long as the English language is read.

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        6 Blatt Kupferstiche von Franz Ritter aus "Speculum Solis".

      . dat. 1640, je 28 x 35. Selten (!) - Vorhanden sind die Tafeln 1 - 5 und 7 ( von ??). Es handelt sich um Sonnenuhr-Zifferblätter, die alle ( bis auf Blatt 2 ) mit 1640 datiert sind.

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        Kst.- Karte, (ohne Titel- no title) von Franz Ritter,.

      . dat. 1640, 28,2 x 35,5. Shirley, Mapping of the world, Nr. 270 and Plate 213 ( Second State ). - Franz Ritter war Mathematiker in Nürnberg. Vorliegende Karte stammt aus dem Buch von Franz Ritters, "Speculum solis ..".( erschienen von 1610 - 1640), hier in der Karte mit 1640 datiert, erstmalig 1610 im "Speculum solis .." veröffentlicht. Bei der Karte handelt es sich um sehr ungewöhnliche Karte, denn der Mathematiker Ritter projizierte die Welt vom Nordpol aus. "It is projected from the north pole as if it were the table of a sundial, with the land masses drawn to scale in proportion to their distance from this point. The map is thus highly distorted according to the normal conceptions but it is nevertheless mathematically correct." ( Shirley, Seite/Page 290). - Mit guten Rändern, Mittelfalte restauriert ( Centrefold restored ).

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        "Zeelandia Comitatus".

      . Altkol. Kupferstich bei Blaeu, um 1640, 38,5 x 50 cm.. Gesamtkarte der Grafschaft Zeeland mit zwei figürlichen, altkolorierten Kartuschen. Mit maritimer Staffage. - Mit schmalem Rändchen, sehr farbfrisch.

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        Venezuela, cum parte Australi Nova Andalusiae

      Amsterdam 1640 - Engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline. French text on verso. Sheet size: 19 5/8 x 23 1/4 inches. A fine 17th century map of Venezuela and the Lesser Antilles. In the seventeenth century, the Dutch hegemony in ship building and navigation engendered their dominance in mapmaking. At the lead of this field was the Blaeu family. Willem Janszoon Blaeu first studied mathematics and navigation under the famous astronomer Tycho Brahe in 1594, opening his own instrument and globe making shop in Amsterdam in 1599. Shortly thereafter, Willem Blaeu would open a printing house, specializing in works on navigation. The Blaeu family's first world atlas, modestly titled the Atlantis Appendix as it was considered a continuation of the atlases by Ortelius, Mercator and Hondius, was first published in 1630 by Willem Blaeu with his son Joan Blaeu, the official cartographers of the Dutch East India Company. The acclaim that Blaeu's atlases have always received is based primarily upon the extremely high production standards found within. The quality of the engraving and the paper are of the highest order, placing them in the first rank among seventeenth century illustrated books. Blaeu's maps and town plans are embellished in the Baroque style, and many rank among the most beautiful ever made. Van der Krogt, (Atlantes) 9830:2.2; Koeman, Bl17.87.

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        Het stichtigh ende vermakelijck proces van drie ghebroeders, edel-lieden. Den eenen zijnde een dronkaert. [Den] tweden een hoer-eerder. [Den] derden een speelder. Dat wie bevonden sal worden vande drie ghebreken het kleenste begaen te hebben, het meeste erven sal van zijn vaders nae ghelatene goederen, volghens het testament daer af sijnde ghevonden, wesende onder sekere oude papieren, van M. P. v. O. Including : RULANT, H . Satyra ofte lofsang van droncken drincken. [Amsterdam?, Jacob Aertsz. Colom?], 1635. Small 8vo (14.5×9 cm). Half calf (ca. 1830s), with the binder's stamp on an endleaf (F. DUQUESNE À GAND).

      KVK & WorldCat (1 copy); cf. Kruyskamp, Jan Mommaert en het "Stichtelyck Proces", in: Het Boek XXX, pp. 306-312 (1640 ed.). Second known copy of the third edition (1635) of a rare satirical Dutch adaptation (first and second editions 1634) of a moralistic story in Latin by Filippo Beroaldo (1453-1505), possibly intended in this adaptation to satirize the Princes of Orange. The quotations from classical sources are given in Latin, each followed by a Dutch verse translation that takes some liberties with the text. Pieter Nootmans (active 1627-1635) contributed a verse about the book, printed on the back of the title-page. Following the main text is a drinking song by H. Rulant (active 1632-1634), with its own part-title, which had been published separately in 1632. We have located only one other copy of the present edition, in the library of Tresoar in Leeuwarden.The British Library database of bindings includes one binding by this Ghent binder. The title-page is worn and dirty, with a small abrasion obliterating the letter S in "Stichtigh", and the upper outside corner of the last leaf has been restored, with the loss of a few words of the text of the added drinking song. The binding is good, with some cracks in the hinges and minor damage along the edges.

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        Meteorologia Philosophico-Politica, das ist: Philosophische und Politische Beschreib- und Erklärung der Meteorischen, oder in der obern Lufft erzeugten Dinge; In Zwölff zerschiednen Aus Meteorologischen Fragen, und Politischen Schluss-Reden bestehenden; wie auch mit zugleich untermischten schönen Sinn-Bildern gezierten Abtheilungen Sonderbaren Fleisses ehedem verfasst.

      De Backer & Sommervogel VI, cols. 1640-1641; Landwehr, German Emblem Books 495; Praz, p. 468; Thieme & Becker XXIX, p. 412. First German translation of a beautiful instructive emblem book by the Jesuit Reinzer (1661-1708), curiously mixing science and philosophical politics, including moral lessons. Quotations from scientists and classical philosophers accompany beautiful emblems with meteorites, flying dragons, lightning, comets, rainbows, fata morganas, earthquakes, underground fires, minerals, metals, etc., with references in the margins and allegories of politics and public life and wise lessons drawn from them. Wolfgang Josephus Kadoriza or Catoriza was a painter, active at Linz between ca. 1697 and 1730.

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        Kst.- Karte, b. J. Janssonius v. E.S. Hamersveldt, "Insulae Balearides et Pytivsae".

      . um 1640, 38,2 x 49,5. Schöne Karte m. 2 großen Wappen, 2 Kartuschen, Segelschiffen, 2 Windrosen und Meeresungeheuer. Ausgabe ohne Rückseitentext. - Allseitig angerändert.

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        Lilium Montanum rubrum præcox [Lesser turk's cap lily]; Iris Bulbosa pallido colore [Yellow Spanish iris]; Iris folis angustis prima Clusii [Lavender rhizomatous iris]

      Eichstatt 1640 - Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done. Hand-coloured engraving.

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