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        Paisages Maritimes. Faicts par S.D.Bella Et Mis en lumière par Israël

      [Paris?: 1640's?]. - etched title & 6 etched plates. approximately 122/141 x 73/83 mm. all mounted in an album. oblong 8vo. 19th century mottled calf by R. De Coverley, all edges gilt (joints cracked, hinges strengthened). [BOUND WITH:] BELLA, S[tefano] Della. [Vues de Ports de Mer]. 8 etched plates. approximately 136/138 x 85/89 mm. [Paris?: 1640's?]. Two complete suites of maritime views by Della Bella; First States of all of the plates. Della Bella was born in Florence in 1610, and studied the art of etching under Remigio Cantagallina, who had also been the master of Callot. While at first the young artist undertook to emulate Callot, he soon developed a style of his own. "No artist has handled the point with more facility and finesse than Della Bella. His execution is admirable, and his touch spirited and picturesque. He designed his subjects with infinite taste, and his plates produce a clear and brilliant effect.". (Bryan's Dictionary Of Painters And Engravers). The present series of etchings date from Della Bella's enormously productive and successful stay in Paris, where he worked from 1640 to 1649, etching prints on a wide variety of subjects: military, landscape, theatrical, religious, architectural, &c. They demonstrate his fascination for seaports and marine views, of which he produced several sets, large and small. The second series includes three harbour views of Amsterdam, one showing Herringpacker's Tower, two of Calais, one showing the Tower of Calais, and one of of the stormy strait between Calais and Dover. These are often cited as evidence that Della Bella visited Amsterdam in 1646 or 1647 (see Phyllis Dearborn Massar, Presenting Stefano della Bella Seventeenth-century Printmaker, pp. 114-117) De Vesme 787-793; 794-801. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lutzenburg".

      1640 - Sei es Kupferstich-Karte, -Plan oder -Ansicht. aus den Bibliographien von Van der Vekene, Les Cartes Géographiques Du Duché de Luxembourg. Mersch, Luxembourg Vues Anciennes. Van der Vekene, Les Plans de la ville et forteresse de Luxembourg, oder Koltz, Anciennes Vues de Luxembourg. Wir haben einen sehr umfangreichen Bestand Originalgraphik von Luxemburg (Lëtzebuerg, Luxembourg) den wir nicht in den öffentlich zugänglichen Datenbanken anbieten (z.Zt. ca. 310 verschiedene Blätter), darunter Ansichten, Festungspläne und Landkarten von Aertsen, Albizzi, Allard, Aveline, Baillieu, Baillieul, Beaulieu, Bertan, Biasini, Blaeu, Bodenehr, Bonnart, Bouttats , Braun-Hogenberg, Breton, Brindley, Bussemacher, Cassini, Champion, Chaumier, Chereau, Colom, Coronelli, Covens-Mortier, Crajenschot, Crepy , Danckerts, Danet , De Bouge, De Bruyn, De Fer, De Hooghe, De Jode, De la Feuille, De Saint Hilaire Mallet, De Vizé, De Wit, Decker, Degni , Desfontaines, Desing, Desnos, Deventer, Duval, Ebersberger, Engelhardt, Engelmann, Erasmy, Fassmann, Faugrant, Felsecker, Ferraris, Fiel, Fricx, Galle, Goos, Güssefeld, Guicciardini, Harrewijn, Heer, Heyns, Hinton, Homann, Hondius, Inselin, Jaillot, Janssonius, Jollain, Kautz, Keere, Keere, Keizer, Kilian, Koppmayr, Küffner, Larmessin, Laroze, Latour, Le Clerc, Le Rouge, Lemkus, Lerouge, Leutemann, Liefrinck, Liesch, Lopez, Loschge, Lovisa, Luyken, Maisonet, Mariette, Marrot, Martell, Meisner, Mercator, Merian, Meyer, Moconet, Moll, Mortier, Müller, Noel, Nolin, Nyon, Ortelius, Ottens, Person, Picart, Probst, Puthaux, Quad, Reilly, Renoux, Riegel, Robert, Rosbach, Rosbach, Salmon, Sanson, Schenk, Scherm, Schraembl, Seller, Seutter, Spanoghe , Stridbeck, Surhon, Tardieu, Tassin, Tirion, Valegio, Valk, Van der Aa, Van der Meulen, Van Deventer, Van Hilten, Van Loon, Van Meurs, Vaugondy, Verbist, Visscher, Von Cederstolpe, Von Eitzing, Waesberge, Weigel, Wenzely und Wiering, um nur die Wichtigsten zu nennen. Gerne beraten wir Sie beim Aufbau oder der Pflege Ihrer Sammlung. We have the wordwide largest stock of original maps, views or plans of Luxemburg, actually more than 300 different. Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you are looking for special sheets for your collection or as a gift. Mir si bereet, Iech beim Opbau an der Fleeg vun Ärer Sammlong ze beroden. Och bei der Auswiel vu klengen oder repräsentative Cadeauen sti mir Iech gären zur Säit.

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        Tartaria sive Magni Chami Imperium

      Altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von Willem Jansz. Blaeu um 1640. 38.5x50 cm. - Kat. Gotha Amerika 23 - Dekorative Karte des Gebietes zwischen Barents See, Eismeer, Baikalsee und Kaspischem Meer mit Einzeichnung der chinesischen Mauer. Mit hübscher figürlicher Kartusche und Meilenzeiger mit Kostümfiguren.

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        Tussilago [Coltsfoot]; Pulsatilla flore coeruleo [Pasque flower]; Pulsatilla flore albo [Spring anemone]; Ranunculus nemorosus albus [European wood anemone]; Saxifraga aurea [Golden saxifrage]

      Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 3/8 x 16 3/8 inches. 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.

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        Fezzae et Marocchi Regna Africae Celeberrima

      Amsterdam, 1640. Copper engraving, 38 x 49 cms, original hand-colour, French text on verso. A decorative map of Morocco, though in Blaeu's day this part of northwest Africa was divided between the flourishing kingdoms of Morocco and Fez. The orientation of the map is East-West, which is why Spain and the Straits of Gibraltar, which are to the North, are on the right of the map. The cartouche, flanked by satyrs, credits Ortelius. Parts of this region had been incorporated in the Roman Empire (for example, Tangiers was the Roman Tingis), but in the seventeenth-century European interest was mainly due to the coastal towns which were under Spanish or Portugese control, such as Tangiers and Ceuta which had become important commercial centres, and to the major threat of Moorish piracy from other towns along the coast. This map was first printed in 1635 but continued to appear throughout the century. Tangiers was briefly in English hands. It was ceded to Charles II on the occasion of his marriage to Catherine of Braganza in 1662, but was abandoned to the Moors twenty years later.

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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 AUTHOURS

      London: Thomas Cotes, 1640.. Two volumes. [18],955; 957-1755,[1]pp. plus engraved titlepage. Folio. Contemporary calf, tooled in blind and gilt; rebacked at an earlier date, spine gilt, a.e.g., hinges neatly repaired. Extremities lightly worn. Some light soiling to first few leaves of volume one, minor soiling and foxing else. Very good. John Parkinson (1567-1650) was an English apothecary and botanical writer of significance. This is the second of his two major works, the first being the PARADISI IN SOLE... (1629), which was the earliest important treatise on horticulture published in Britain. His second work was a large herbal, extensively illustrated with woodcuts. "The THEATRUM BOTANICUM is chiefly a compilation from various botanical writings including the unpublished material left by de l'Obel at the time of his death. This had been purchased by Parkinson. ... [This work] contains the names of twenty-eight species not previously recorded in Britain, 'including two famous plants - the strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo) from "the West part of Ireland", and the lady's slipper orchid (Cypripedium calceolus) from Lancashire'" - Henrey. A nice copy of this important English herbal. ESTC S121875. STC 19302. HUNT CATALOGUE 235. NISSEN 1490. HENREY 286.

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        Lyon

      Frankfurt., c1688. Size: 320 × 370 mm. Uncoloured copperplate engraving. Excellent condition, some discolouration to the central fold and margins. A superb view of this major and important French town. The Medieval town can be seen spreading on either bank of the River Saone. Many churches can be found, together with city walls and many tightly packed dwellings. Travellers and assorted tradesmen can be seen in the foreground. Matthaus Merian's Topographia was a vast work, originally published in 21 volumes in 1640, remaining in print until 1730.

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        THE ANTIQUITIES OF CANTERBURY. OR A SVRVEY OF THAT ANCIENT CITIE, WITH THE SUBVRBS, AND CATHEDRALL. Containing principally matters of Antiquity in them all. Collected chiefly from old Manuscripts, Lieger-bookes, and other like Records, for the most part, never as yet Printed. With an Appendix here annexed: Wherein (for better satisfaction to the learned the Manuscripts, and Records of chiefest consequence, are faithfully exhibited. All (for the honour of that ancient Metropolis, and his good affection to Antiquities) Sought out and Published By the Industry, and Goodwill of William Somner.

      Printed by I.L. [i.e.John Legat] for Richard Thrale, and are to be sold at his Shop at Pauls-Gate at the signe of the Crosse-Keyes, London. 1640 - First edition. 4to. 6.75 x 9 inches. [xvi] + 516 + [12] pp. ([8], A-3U4). Illustrated by three folding plates, (one with an old repair) including The Mapp of Canterbury [engraved by Hollar] and, on verso of title, a full-page coat of arms of the See, and vignettes, including royal devices, at heads of sections. Bound in 19th century ecclesiastical full calf, with ruled and stamped decoration to bevelled boards with gilt edge decoration and blind decoration to dentelles, and marbled end papers. All edges red. Spine with raised bands in compartments and blind tooling with contrasting title label, gilt.; early ink ownership inscription above title, also initials R.H. and a more modern pencil signature. On one of the rear end papers is written in ink in an early hand an extract from Dr. Ridley's last speech. Occasional light foxing and several dilute ink stains to pp.1-6 not affecting text. A small rust hole to one leaf otherwise a fine copy of the first published history and topography of Canterbury. Engraved book plate of [Sir] John Boys to front paste down. First edition of the earliest printed history and topography of Canterbury. It is based on original sources and some of these records are printed in the appendix, said to be the first published book to provide this. It describes both the city (according to its six wards) including the wall and gates, castle, river and cathedral, and its churches and suburbs and includes a list of mayors. William Somner (1598-1669) was born and educated in Canterbury, the son of the registrar of the court. His patron, Archbishop Laud, to whom the book is dedicated, appointed him registrar of the ecclesiastical courts and the lengthy description of the cathedral is thoroughly Laudian in tone. As an ardent royalist, Somner attempted to protect the cathedral and its muniments from the ravages of parliamentary soldiers. He published works in praise of Charles I after his execution and was briefly imprisoned in Deal Castle in 1659. After the Restoration, he was made Master of St John's Hospital in the city and the office of auditor of the cathedral. The first edition of the Antiquities provided the frame work for Battely (an equally famous antiquarian) to make additions and revisions for the second edition of 1703, which remains a cornerstone for the Canterbury collector, much used by all later historians. KENT CANTERBURY KENT

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        A Briefe Treatise of Testaments and Last Wils (sic) [Wills], Very Prof

      1640. Swinburne, Henry [1560?-1623]. A Briefe Treatise of Testaments and Last Wils [sic], Very Profitable to be Understood of All the Subjects of This Realme of England, (Desirous to Know, Whether, Whereof, And How, They May Make Their Testaments: And by What Meanes the Same May be Effected or Hindered) And no Lesse Acceptable, Aswell for the Rareness of the Work, As for the Easinesse of the Style, And Method. Compiled of such Lawes Ecclesiasticall and Civill, As be not Repugnant to the Lawes, Customes, Or Statutes of this Realme, Nor Derogatorie to the Prerogative Royall. In Which Treatise Also are Inserted Divers Statutes of this Land, Together with Mention of Sundry Customes, As Well Generall as Particular; Not Impertinent Thereto: Newly Corrected and Augmented, With Necessary Tables. London: Printed by I.L. for the Company of Stationers, 1640. [xxiv], 344, 215, [32] pp. Quarto (9" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands to spine, early hand-lettered title to fore-edge of text block. A few faint stains to boards, some rubbing to extremities, joints starting, corners bumped, pastedowns loose. Attractive woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials, large woodcut arms facing dedication. Some soiling to title page, light toning to text, early repair (or paste-over) at center of fore edge of pp. 203-04. Extensive annotations in contemporary chancery hand to front endleaves and foot of title page, interior otherwise clean. An appealing unsophisticated copy. * Fifth edition. The testamentary jurisdiction of ecclesiastical law was a separate branch that produced its own literature. Swinburne's treatise was the standard work on this subject from its first publication in 1590-91 until the early nineteenth century. (Its last edition, the tenth, appeared in 1803.) Holdsworth, who cites it often and considers it "the most practically useful book of [its] period" notes that "it is a very useful summary of the law as to wills and executors as administered in the ecclesiastical courts.": A History of English Law V:14. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:494 (34).

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        Ricinus Minor [Castor bean]; Campanula Autumnalis Dodonei [Marsh gentian]; Gramen Pernassi [Grass-of-Parnassus]

      Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 5/8 x 16 1/4 inches. 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.

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        Biscaia et Guipuscoa, Cantabriae veteris pars

      Amsterdam, 1640. Copper engraving, 38.5 x 50.5 cms, original hand-colour, French text on verso; the region around Bilbao.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        Umbria overo Ducato di Spoleto

      Carta geografica mm 385x505

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        Betrunkene auf der Straße

      Zeichnung Andries Both zugeschrieben um 1640. 27x35.2 cm. - Thieme / Becker IV, 409f. - Nagler, Lex. II, 116f. - Wurzbach, Niederl. I, 154f. - Die in Grau- und Brauntönen ausgeführte Zeichnung zeigt eine Szene vor einer holländischen Ortschaft. Eine Gruppe von Bauern, davon einige angetrunken und einer speiend, verlässt über eine Brücke die Stadt. Auf der Brücke und vor dem Wirtshaus stehen mehrere Gruppen im Gespräch. Im Hintergrund sind weitere Häuser skizziert, davor eine Uferbefestigung. Auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: Lilie im Wappenschild mit aufgesetzter Krone und Ligatur "LR". Auf der Rückseite von einem Vorbesitzer handschriftlich "Andries Both" bezeichnet, rückseitig Stempel der Kunstsammlungen der Stadt Witten und Deakzessionsstempel von 1998. Zwei Quetschfalten in der Mitte, Ecke unten links 1 x 1 cm ergänzt, in den Blatträndern mehrere kurze Einrisse unterlegt, auf der Rückseite Reste von Klebestreifen einer ehem. Befestigung. - Andries (Andreas) Both, Bruder des Jan Both, war Schüler bei seinem Vaters Dirk Both, später bei Abraham Bloemaert zu Utrecht. Er hielt sich mit seinem Bruder in Frankreich und Italien auf. Er malte unter anderem Bauerngesellschaften in der Art des Pieter de Laer.

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        A Lapidary or, The History of Pretious Stones: With cautions for the undeceiving of all those that deal with Pretious Stones

      Small 4to, old calf with later rebacking, endpapers replaced, with folding table, [x], [10], 239 pp. Covers spotted, edges rubbed, hinges cracked, rubberstamping on endpapers and verso of chart, half of front blank lacking, scribbling on front and rear blanks, light browning to page edges; else very good. While his exact origins are not clear, Thomas Nicols may have been the son of a Dr. Nicols, and appears to have entered Jesus College in Cambridge in 1640. The first edition of this book (other editions published in 1653 and 1659) represents the first gemological work written and published by a British author. This work is divided into two sections; the first is a general treatise on the subject. The second provides descriptions of the characteristics of individual gemstones. Nicols seems to be an author who gives credit where credit is due; in that in his preface he indicates he used a lot of material from Boetius de Boot?s Gemmarum et lapidum (1st edition in 1609) and other authors. Nevertheless, this is a landmark work on the subject, which provides a scheme of classification, and presents a lot of very valuable personal experience with gems. ?A striking feature of the book, perhaps gained from personal experience, is his familiarity with the methods of enhancement of gems in their jewelry settings, also falsifications and adulterations, all of his statements regarding these areas being fresh and authoritative and suggesting a recent experience with gems and the manufacture of jewelry. Much of this information remains pertinent.?

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        Facetiae

      /FONT>Wits recreations, selected from the finest fancies.1640., 1874 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of seventeenth-centuy poetry by Sir John Mennis and James Smith. New edition with additional notes and indexes. With engraved frontispiece and decorative second title page, as well as plates bound to the rear of volume I (collated complete)In a Bayntun binding (binder's ink stamp to verso of front free-endpapers)Complete in two volumes. Condition: In half-calf bindings. Externally smart, with just a few marks and some light rubbing to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, with justsome light spotting in places. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Horminum hortense [Clary sage]; Horminum Syriacum [Oriental clary or Syrian sage]

      Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 3/4 x 16 3/8 inches. 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.

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        THE ANTIQUITIES OF CANTERBURY. aOR A SVRVEY OF THAT ANCIENT CITIE, WITH THE SUBVRBS, AND CATHEDRALL. Containing principally matters of Antiquity in them all. Collected chiefly from old Manuscripts, Lieger-bookes, and other like Records, for the most part, never as yet Printed. With an Appendix here annexed: Wherein (for better satisfaction to the learned the Manuscripts, and Records of chiefest consequence, are faithfully exhibited. All (for the honour of that ancient Metropolis, and his good affection to Antiquities) Sought out and Published By the Industry, and Goodwill of William Somner.

      Printed by I.L. [i.e.John Legat] for Richard Thrale, and are to be sold at his Shop at Pauls-Gate at the signe of the Crosse-Keyes, London. 1640 - First edition. 4to. 6.75 x 9 inches. [xvi] + 516 + [12] pp. [8], A-3U4. Illustrated by three folding plates, including The Mapp of Canterbury [engraved by Hollar] and on verso of title, full page coat of arms of the See and vignettes, including royal devices, at heads of sections. Bound in recent full speckled calf, gilt; spine with raised bands in compartments and gilt tooling; early ink ownership inscription in Latin above title, 'Gul. Betham 1806, repeated in Greek. Some light pencil annotations and marks in text and small missing area to foot of one page, not affecting text. A fine copy of the first published history and topography of Canterbury. First edition of the earliest printed history and topography of Canterbury. It is based on original sources and some of these records are printed in the appendix, said to be the first published book to provide this. It describes both the city (according to its six wards) including the wall and gates, castle, river and cathedral, and its churches and suburbs and includes a list of mayors. William Somner (1598-1669) was born and educated in Canterbury, the son of the registrar of the court. His patron, Archbishop Laud, to whom the book is dedicated, appointed him registrar of the ecclesiastical courts and the lengthy description of the cathedral is thoroughly Laudian in tone. As an ardent royalist, Somner attempted to protect the cathedral and its muniments from the ravages of parliamentary soldiers. He published works in praise of Charles I after his execution and was briefly imprisoned in Deal Castle in 1659. After the Restoration, he was made Master of St John's Hospital in the city and the office of auditor of the cathedral. The first edition of the Antiquities provided the frame work for Battely (an equally famous antiquarian) to make additions and revisions for the second edition of 1703, which remains a cornerstone for the Canterbury collector, much used by all later historians. The William Betham of the inscription is possibly Sir William Betham (1779-1853), the antiquary, who may have used it for his research; he revised part of Camden's Britannia for a new edition of 1806, the year of the inscription. Betham spent much of his career in Dublin, working on the Irish records, and was appointed Ulster King of Arms in 1820. KENT CANTERBURY KENT

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        THE GLORY OF THEIR TIMES, OR THE LIVES OF YE PRIMITIVE FATHERS. CONTAYNING THEIR CHIEFEST ACTIONS, WORKES, SENTENCES AND DEATHS

      London: Printed for I. Okes, 1640.. [8],64,77-324,321-336,329-440,451-538pp. (erratic pagination as noted by ESTC). Small quarto. Recent full chocolate brown calf, raised bands, gilt label, side panels decorated in blind, a.e.g. Engraved title by G. Glover, and 45 engraved portraits in the text. 17th and 18th century ownership inscriptions on title, three ink annotations to the table in an early hand, occasional pencil marginalia, a bit of foxing toward the end, and some annotations to the binder's endleaves, early restoration to lower blank corner of B4, otherwise a very good copy. First edition. Lupton (d. 1676) served during the early part of his life as chaplain to the English forces in the Low Countries and Germany. In 1632 he settled in London, where he subsisted as a hack author. Eventually, in March 1663, he was appointed vicar of Sunbury, Middlesex, a post he held until his death. In addition to the portraits, biographical sketches and glosses of their thought, Lupton includes a list of their works, with occasional bibliographical references. ESTC S108921. STC 16943.

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        Nova Belgica Et Anglia Nova

      Altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von Willem Jansz. Blaeu 1640. 39x50.5 cm. - Schwartz / Ehrenberg S. 103 und Abb. 58 - Ermen Nr. 9 - Kat. Gotha Amerika Nr. 59 - Die Ostküste von Maine bis Maryland mit dem Landesinneren bis zum St. Lorenz Strom mit Quebec in Westprojektion. Als erste gedruckte Karte zeigt dieses Blatt Kanus und die nordamerikanische Tierwelt (lt. Schwartz-Ehrenberg). Mit zwei Windrosen, Segelschiffen, oben rechts kleine Darstellung eines indianischen Dorfes, Meilenzeiger und grosse Kartusche mit Wappen und zwei Indianern. Kurzer Randeinriss in der Mittelfalte restauriert, im Kartenbild etwas stock- und braunfleckig.

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        Hedysarum Clypeatum flore suauiter rubente [French honeysuckle]; Onobychris Dodon flore rubro [Common sainfoin]; Botrys [Feather geranium or Jerusalem oak]

      Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 5/8 x 16 3/8 inches. 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.

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        The Antiquities Of Canterbury. Or A Survey Of That Ancient Citie, With The Suburbs, And Cathedrall. Containing principally matters of Antiquity in the all. Collected chiefly from old Manuscripts, Lieger-bookes, and other like Records, for the most part, never as yet Printed

      London: Printed by I.L. for Richard Thrale, 1640. First edition. Hardcover. Later quarter calf rebacked, black leather spine label printed in gilt, and marbled boards, latter rubbed. Very good/No Dust Jacket. Hollar. 516, [12] pages. 21.5 x 16.5 cm. [*-**4, A-Vvv4]. Three folding plates, a map of Canterbury engraved by Wenceslaus Hollar. Somner, antiquarian scholar and author of the first Anglo-Saxon dictionary clerked in early life for Archbishop William Laud. As a Royalist he was for a time imprisoned in Deal Castle. This work, the earliest history of the City with details of its six wards, wall, gates, river, cathederal and churches, plus describes its suburbs, and presenting a list of mayors from the year 1449. There is a comprehensive overview of statistical data relating to Canterbury in the large Appendix. Text wide margined, generally clean, one centimeter stain at title foot not affecting text, overall a very sound copy,

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        Mantova

      Francoforte, 1640 ca.Bellissima veduta prospettica della città a volo d'uccello tratta da "Itinerarium Italiae".Inc. in rame mm.250x355 + marg. sup. e inf. assai marginosi, quelli esterni di ca. 1 cm. Perfetto stato, fresca e nitida impressione.

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        Paraguay, ó Prov. de Rio de la Plata

      Amsterdam, 1640. Map. Copper engraving, 37.5 x 48 cms, original hand-colour, French text on verso. Koeman Bl 18A

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        Opera omnia ex ult. I. Lipsii emendatione et M. Annaei Senecae Rhetoris quae extant ex And. Schottii recens.

      apud Elzevirios,, Ludg. Batavorum, 1640 - Tre volumi di m. 13, pp. (24) 552; 718 + 1 cb.; 442 (152) + 2 ccb. Primo frontespizio interamente figurato e due tavole incise fuori testo. Bella legatura coeva in pieno marocchino rosso, dorsi a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro, piatti inquadrati da doppio filetto ornamentale. Tagli dorati e sguardie marmorizzate. Ex libris nobiliare. Un lieve alone chiaro al margine basso delle prime carte del secondo volume. Bell'esemplare, fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Cfr. Willems (508): "Les Elzevier ont donné trois éditions de Sénèque, en 1640, 1649 et 1659. L'édition de 1640, qui est dédiée par Bonaventure et Abraham au chancelier Seguier, est la plus belle et la plus recherchée.".

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        AF-BEELDINGHE VAN D EERSTE EEVWE DER SOCIETEYT IESV VOOR OOGHEN GHESTELT DOOR DE DUITS - NEDERLANTSCHE PROVINCIE DER SELVER SOCIETEYT

      Antwerpen, Inde Plantijnsche druckerije, 1640.** . Gebonden, half - marrokijnleder, gemarmerde platen, pièce de titre op rood maroquinleder, rug versierd met goudopdruk, rug beschadigt, gegraveerd titelblad door Diepenbeke, A., 18x23cm, 712pp (4), geïllustreerd met gravures van Diepebeke, A. en Natalis, Voor ooghen ghestelt door de Duyts-Nederlantsche Provincie der selver Societeyt. Den vader vande toekomende eeuwe, Iesu Christo, voor wiens godtheydt swichten alle eeuwen, aen wiens menscheydt dienen alle tiiden, onder wiens eeuwigheyt loopen alle iaeren, hem Godt alleen, tot wiens eere streckt ons iubilee, dert haer op de verdiensten van siinen H. naem vertoonen de minste Societeyt Iesu; en met haerder kinderen iiver ende liefde sweet ende bloedt leven ende doodt in alle oodtmoedigheydt dese eerste eeuwe van haere instellinghe opdraeghen.

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        Lilium cruentum bulbiferum [Orange lily with bulbils and bulb]; Centaurium flore luteo [Late-blooming Blackstonia]

      Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 5/8 x 16 1/4 inches. 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 from 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 familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of the various plants, a discipline that had been carefully nurtured and continued since the Middle Ages, long before printing. And 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.

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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 Authours, encreased by the accesse of many hundreds of new, rare and strange Plants from all parts of the world.... Collected by the many yeares travaile, industry, and experience in this subject, by John Parkinson Apothecary of London, and the Kings Herbarist...

      London : Printed by Tho. Cotes. 1640 . Sole Edition Folio, eng. title, title-page (1 leaf), To the Reader (1 leaf), Dedication (1 leaf, verso blank), laudatory epistles and poems (5 lls), Contents (1 leaf verso blank), Text, pps 1-1755 (with errors), Errata (1 leaf verso blank), complete. Engraved title and the occasional woodcut in the first half of the book coloured by an early hand, tear in last leaf of The Table repaired without loss, a little minor staining but generally a good clean copy with ample margins, 19th century half black morocco, marbled boards, a very sound copy. Provenance. Signature of "Eliz Smyth of Hartfild(?) 1686" at head of eng. title and signature of "George Smyth" on verso. Faint, small stamp of "Charles Lakin" of Leicester on foremargin of eng. title. Bookplate of The Horticultural Society of New York on front pastedown. The author, a London pharmacist, received the title of Royal Apothecary from James I. Later Charles I appointed him as his chief botanist ("Botanicus Regius Primarius"). He had a private garden in Long Acre (Theatrum p.609) in which he grew many rarities. Work on his herbal, which was delayed for a number of years by the success of Johnson's edition of Gerarde, was greatly helped by the unpublished notes of the French botanist, Matthias L'Obel, who had lived in North London for the last years of his life. The result was an enormous folio work containing descriptions of nearly 4,000 plants (almost 1,000 more than the 1636 Gerarde) including some twenty-eight species not previously recorded in Britain. The most important of these were the strawberry tree from Ireland and the lady's slipper orchid found in Lancashire. STC 19302 Henrey 286 Hunt Bot. Cat. 235 Nissen 1490

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        Terra Sancta quae in Sacris Terra Promissionis olim Palestina

      Amsterdam, 1640. Map. Copper engraving, 38.5 x 50 cms, original hand-colour, some offsetting from the imprint bottom left, French text on verso. Koeman Bl 18A

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

      Amsterdam: Blaeu, 1640. Copper engraving with period outline colour, Latin text on verso. 19 1/2 x 24 inches. Important early Dutch map of southeastern America: this copy with exceptionally wide margins and with very pretty period hand colouring. This is the second state of Blaeu's map of the southeastern portion of North America. The map depicts the region from present day northern Florida to Chesapeake Bay. France is shown as governing the southern portion of this land (though they had been forced out in fact some time before by the Spanish) and Great Britain as ruler of the northeast. As pointed out by Burden, this map improves on the Hondius-Mercator map of the same region in its depiction of the Outer Banks and in its inclusion of the Chesapeake Bay, and it provided the best depiction of the region until 1700. Its handsome cartouche surrounded by full figure Native Americans and its elaborate calligraphy contribute to make it one of the most artistically successful maps of 17th century America. Cumming, 41 (plate 26); Burden, The Mapping of North America 253; Goss, 31

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