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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        India quae Orientalis dicitur, et Insulae adiacentes

      Amsterdam, Blaeu, Joannes, 1640. Südostasien. "India quae Orientalis dicitur, et Insulae adiacentes". Altkol Kupf.-Kte. bei J. Blaeu, Amsterdam, um 1640. Mit 3 figur. und herald. Kart. und vielen Schiffe. 41,5:50,5 cm.. Koeman II, map 8400:2, ed. 2:231 (1641-1642 German) - A beautiful example of Blaeu's map of Southeast Asia, extending from India to Tibet, Japan and New Guinea.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Karel Krenek]
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        India quae orientalis dicitur, et Insulae adiacentes. Kolor. Kupferstich v. G. Blaeu. Amsterdam, 1640. 41,3 x 51 cm.

      1640. . Dekorative Karte des indischen Festlandes, der Inseln und Indonesien. Mit 2 figürlichen Kartuschen und mehreren Putten sowie Meilenzeiger, 2 Kompassrosen und Schiffen.- 1 Fehlstelle (Staffagefigur) fachgerecht restauriert.

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        Insulae Re and Oleron, map, Blaeu family, anno 1640, old colours

      Insulae Re and Oleron, ,1640. Insulae Re and Oleron, map, Blaeu family, anno 1640, old colours Plate size: 400 x 540 mm., contemporary coloured, highed with gold, small tears on margins, small restorations on centerfold. A fine sea chart of the west coast of France centred on the Isle de Re and Oleron depicting the west coast of France showing La Rochelle. French text on verso..

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        Opobalsamu[m] Triumphans.

      Basel, Franz Perna, 1640.. 4to. Engraved t. p., (6), 51 (1) pp. Written space rules throughout. Marbled boards.. Early botanical study of the Balsam of Mecca (Balm of Gilead), a resinous gum of the tree Commiphora opobalsamum, native to southern Arabia. The resin was valued in medicine and perfume in ancient Greece and the Roman Empire; thus Pliny the Elder mentions it as one of the ingredients of the "Royal Perfume" of the Parthians in his Naturalis Historia. - One of several editions published the same year; Perna himself produced another version without his imprint on the title page. "Concerns controversy with Antonio Manfredi and Vincenzio Panulio" (Krivatsy). - Born and educated at Rome, the surgeon and botanist Pietro Castelli (1574-1662) moved to Messina in 1634. Here, he laid out the botanical gardens at Messina, where he cultivated many exotic medicinal plants. - Heavy brownstaining throughout, still a good copy of this rare work. - VD 17, 1:062780A. Cf. Krivatsy 2252.

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        Hiberniae pars Australis

      ca 1640. 2 Kupferstiche, Darstellungen: je 46,5 x 34 cm. 2 detaillierte Karten von Nord und Süd Irland, von Gerhard Mercator bei Henricus Hondius. Leicht gebräunt und etwas fleckig, ansonsten gut erhalten. Aus verschiedenen Ausgaben: Nord - verso Französich I. Süd - verso Latein M. Two detailed maps showing North and South Ireland, by Gerhard Mercator, published by Henricus Hondius. Slightly age toned and stained, otherwise in a good condition. From two different editions: North - verso French I. Süd - verso Latin M.

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        "Lutzenburg".

      1640. Sei es Kupferstich-Karte, -Plan oder -Ansicht. aus den Bibliographien von Van der Vekene, Les Cartes Geographiques Du Duche 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 (Letzebuerg, 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 Vize, 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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        The Historie of the Councel of Trent [History of the Council of Trent] In Eight Bookes. In Which (Besides the Ordinary Acts of the Councell) are declared many notable Occurences which happened in Christendom during the space of fourtie yeeres & more

      Third Edition. Leather cover. Rubbed and scuffed leather covers. Spine chipped and cracked at top and tail. No eps or prelims. Title page is inscribed in ink by previous owner and dated 1683. Pages browning and uncut. Dedication page to The Archbishop of Canterbury partly detached from binding. Hinges cracked but binding intact. Pages browning. Suitable for restoration and rebinding or research. 350mm x 230mm (14" x 9"). x; 882pp+table A-Z. woodcut engraving motifs. And Particularly the Practices of the Court of Rome, To hinder the Reformation of their Errours and to maintain their Greatness. Translated into English, the "Historie of the Councel of Trent" chronicles the great Council that formed the modern Catholic Church. The Council of Trent played an important part in determining the outcome of the Counter-Reformation. Called for by Pope Paul Ill, the Council was finally disbanded in 1563; although it had a life span of 18 years, it was only engaged in talks for four and a half years. The Pope did not attend the meetings of the Council and he took no formal part in it, however his legates had to ensure that the popes views would always be put forward in order that there was no danger of the Council being superior to the Pope.The Council was called to examine doctrine and reform. Charles V had wanted abuses looked at first in an attempt to please the Protestants and hopefully tempt them back to the church. Once they were back they could look at doctrine. Paul III did not want this as reforms could financially damage him and concessions could diminish his authority. The result was that two separate sections dealt with reform and doctrine simultaneously. The Council of Trent did mark a turning-point in the history of the Catholic Church as it gave Catholics a certainty about their own beliefs and practices that had been lacking and offered a firm base on which the spiritual life of the Catholic world could be reconstructed.

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        13 Plays and Pieces of the Works of Ben Jonson. Including Everyman in His Humour; Everyman out of His Humour; Cynthia's Revells; Poetaster; Seianus; Volpone; Epicoene; The Alchemist; Catiline; Epigrammes; The Forrest; Masques at Court etc

      From the second portfolio. Contemporary leather with a simple repeat rectangular border design. Cover worn and scuffed. Upper board cracked and reattached. Some corner wear to first 50 pages and light staining. Lacks preliminaries, including title and half title. Hand written contents page on verso of ffep and handwritten title on paste-down. Two pages of neat handwritten text to the 'Alchemist' [589/590] and 'Catiline' [599/600]. Also some occasional contemporary writing on fore edge columns. Contents firm. 300mm x 190mm (12" x 7"). 886pp. Chapter heading illustrations and vignettes. The book is from the 2nd Folio of the Works of Ben Jonson, primarily plays. Handwritten title [on paste-down] states 'Ye seconde folio of Father Ben his Workes'. The volume commences at page 3 with a one page dedication 'To the most learned and my honour'd friend 'Mr. Camden, Clarentiaux' and ends 'Your true lover, Ben Johnson'. Each of the 13 plays, or pieces by Ben Jonson has its own dated Title and Dedication page, [apart from 'Everyman in His Humour] with the majority of plays followed by a list of persons in each play and a cast list of the principal actors at the first performance of the play with date. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE [Will. Shake-Speare] is named as one of the actors [or 'Principall Comedians' or 'Tragedians'] in several plays notably 'Everyman in his Humour' and 'Seianus his Fall'. [Shakespeare's Company produced several of Jonson's plays].

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        Eighty (80) (LXXX) Sermons Preached by that Learned and Reverend Divine, John Donne Doctor in Divinity, Late Deane of the Cathedrall Church of St. Pauls, London. Dedication to Charles I; The Life and Death of Dr Donne. Sermons by Isaak Walton;

      First Edition. Brown tooled leather cover. Tooled cover with gilt bands and titles on spine. Worn corners. Some rubbing and scuffing. Hinges cracked and rubbed but intact. Top and tail of spine cracked and chipped. Throughout the contents there are noted to be 12 areas of close tears or chipping. Contents tightly bound. Slightly browning pages. Complete. 350mm x 230mm (14" x 9"). 826pp. a number of wood cut engraved motifs. Bookplate of John Clayton on ep. Inscribed by previous owner 'W Rooke' on title page with other annotations within contents. Hand written inscription of previous owner ' Joseph Worrall 1657' on page 497. Title page has been backed to prevent further damage to chips and rubbed edges. Small areas of both corners missing. Dedication to Charles I by John Donne slightly rubbed and chipped. Table of contents. Sermons. Tables of such places of Scriptures as are illustrated and expounded in this Booke. Table of Authors as are cited illustrated or reselled in this booke [Index] 2 pages attached. An alphabeticall tale of the principall content of this book: the number of the figures referreth to the Page the letter to the like letter in the margin [A-Z].

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        Ovid's Metamorphosis. Englished, Mythologiz'd, And Represented in Figures. [with] An Essay to the Translation of Virgil's Æneis. By G.S. [George Sandys].

      London: Printed by J.L. [John Legat] for Andrew Hebb, 1640. . Folio, (xx), 303, (21) pp. Frontispiece, engraved title and 15 plates, two plates (to the first and eighth books) with trimmed margins and some staining, both recently rebound in. Some chipping to the edges of the frontispiece and title, old manuscript notes and scribblings to the endpapers. Contemporary calf, extremities with some wear, neatly rebacked with a maroon label, Sandys originally published the first five books of the Metamorphoses in 1621, before leaving for Virginia; the Virginia Company being managed by his brother Edwin. The first full edition of his translation appeared in 1626. Most celebrated is the 1632 edition, which was revised by Sandys and included illustrations for the first time, of which this volume is a straightforward reprint. STC 18968. Sabin 76460.

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        Gallaecia Regnum

      Amsterdam, 1640. Copper engraving, 38.5 x 50 cms, original hand-colour, French text on verso. Map

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        LIBER QVINTVS SIUE PRACTICA CRIMINALIS CUM DOCTIFFIMIS ADDITIONIBVS. Per Illustrium Iurifconfultorum D. Ionnis Baptistae Baiardi, D. Bernadini Rossignoli, D. Hieronymi Giarcharii, D. Ioannis Gviotti, D. Antonii Droghi. Hifque nouiffitae accefferunt Notae

      - Venetiis, Typ. Baretiana, 1640,folio pergamino, 716 págs.+46 hojas. Notae & Animaduerfiones Doctorum inter Germanos fublimiun D. IOANNIS HARPRECTI & D. MAFREDI GOVEANI PROCESAL HISTORIA

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        Disquisitionum magicarum libri sex, quibus continetur accurata curiosarum artium, & variarum superstitionum confutatio apprime utilis, & pernecessaria theologis, iurisconsultis, medicis, philosophis, ac praesertim verbi dei contionatoribus, & utriusque fori iudicibus, quibus in primis aurea praecepta traduntur ... Hac veneta, & postrema editione omnium maxime elaborata, suaeque pristinae integritati restituta ac praeterea auctoris vita, et quattuor locupletissimis indicibus aucta.

      Apud Guerilios 1640 In 4°; piena pergamena coeva con nervi e tit. manoscritto al dorso pp. (16)-768-(92)-(8 la seconda segnatura dell'introduzione legata in fine); bella marca tipografica al frontespizio in rosso e nero, testo su due colonne. Notissimo e fortunato trattato del gesuita fiammingo di origine spagnola; leggera e uniforma brunitura in esemplare molto buono.

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        Opobalsamu[m] Triumphans.

      Basel, Franz Perna, 1640. - 4to. Engraved t. p., (6), 51 (1) pp. Written space rules throughout. Marbled boards. Early botanical study of the Balsam of Mecca (Balm of Gilead), a resinous gum of the tree Commiphora opobalsamum, native to southern Arabia. The resin was valued in medicine and perfume in ancient Greece and the Roman Empire; thus Pliny the Elder mentions it as one of the ingredients of the "Royal Perfume" of the Parthians in his Naturalis Historia. - One of several editions published the same year; Perna himself produced another version without his imprint on the title page. "Concerns controversy with Antonio Manfredi and Vincenzio Panulio" (Krivatsy). - Born and educated at Rome, the surgeon and botanist Pietro Castelli (1574-1662) moved to Messina in 1634. Here, he laid out the botanical gardens at Messina, where he cultivated many exotic medicinal plants. - Heavy brownstaining throughout, still a good copy of this rare work. VD 17, 1:062780A. Cf. Krivatsy 2252. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Portugallia et Algarbia quae olim Lusitania

      Amsterdam, 1640. Copper engraving, 38.5 x 50 cms, original hand-colour, French text on verso. Trivial stain to the right of the title cartouche, which credits Fernando Alvares Seco as the originator of the base map; the scholars flanking it carry astronomical instruments, a reference to Portuguese voyages of exploration.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        EPISTOLARUM LIBRI X ET PANEGYRICUS

      Lugduni Batavorum: Ex Officinâ Elseviriorum, 1640. First Elzevier Edition. Edited by Jean de Laet . Hardcover. 127 x 70 mm (5 x 2 3/4"). 12 p.l., [1]-289, 300-414 (i.e., 404) pp., [14] leaves. First Elzevier Edition. Edited by Jean de Laet. VERY PLEASING 18TH CENTURY CRIMSON MOROCCO, covers with triple gilt fillet border, raised bands, spine handsomely gilt in compartments with large central fleuron within a lozenge of small tools and volute cornerpieces, MATCHING MOROCCO DOUBLURES with intricate gilt dentelle, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Woodcut printer's device on title page, woodcut headpieces, initials, and tailpiece. Rahir 503; Willems 506. Leather a bit darkened in spots and with a hint of wear, occasional mild foxing, isolated rust spots, other trivial imperfections, but a really excellent copy, the binding very bright and showing almost no wear, and the text clean, fresh, and printed on better quality paper. The earliest Elzevier printing, this beautifully bound volume contains 10 books of epistles, along with the eulogy on the emperor Trajan, one of the two extant works of Pliny the Younger (62-113) studied for the incidental information it contains about the author and his times. The graceful, light, and charming letters touch on court activity, literature, matters of state, geography, current events, and a variety of other subjects (particularly interesting is Pliny's account of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79). Together, these epistles give an intimate portrait of Roman life and manners between 75 and 112, and a very different picture from that found in Juvenal's satires. Pliny served in the senate under Trajan and corresponded with him in some of the letters which he sent from his post of governor in Bithynia, the most notable being his description of the rapid growth of Christianity in his province. Also included in the letter collection is Trajan's response, in which the emperor writes to tell Pliny not to hunt out Christians, but only to interrogate those whose beliefs are openly proclaimed. Pliny's panegyric of Trajan, while too laudable to be impartial, gives us an interesting picture of one of Rome's best rulers. Our Belgian editor Jean de Laet (d. 1649) was not only a classical scholar, but also a geographer who wrote a number of important works in his field on topics ranging from Brazil to Persia to Belgium itself.

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        Iacea nigra flore albo; Iacea nigra flore purpureo; Cnicus peregrinus flore coeruleo [Wild centaureas]

      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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        Sea Chart Portland to the Lizard. De Custe van Engelant tußchen Poortlant en Lezard [Sea Chart Portland to the Lizard]. Jacob Aertsz Colomb. Ca1640

      Colomb, Jacob Aertsz. De Custe van Engelant tußchen Poortlant en Lezard. Additional title: Les Costes d'Angleter re de Fierleij jusques á Lezard. Ca 1640. Listed in the The New Fierie Sea-Colomne from 1633-1651. Copper engraved, early hand coloured chart. Chart size approx 525mm x 375mm. Orientation NNE top centre cartouche contains scale. Decorative title cartouche to upper right and additional title cartouche below scales. Chart covers land areas from Portland to the Lizard. Among the places indicated on the coast line are Bridport, Torbay, Dartmouth, Plymouth, Fowey and Truro. Decorative compass rose, rhumb lines and sea vessel on sea area, which also includes the Ideston [Eddystone] Rock and the Kasquettes [Casquets] . Side margins tight with small breaks just touching edge of engraved area. One tear in sea area, repaired. Very early handwritten note to top margin, commenting on the soundings of this area and that of Falmouth, suggesting this chart had been used as a working reference at some time. A very attractive chart, suitable for framing. Scarce.

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        [Sundial Projection World Map]

      1640. Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 11.25" x 14". This imaginative world map by Franz Ritter, often referred to as the "Sundial Map," constitutes one of the most creative--if not bizarre--map projections proposed in the early 17th century. At a time when cartographers throughout Europe were devising new ways to depict the world on paper, Ritter, a German astronomer, first came up with this idea in 1610. This map is the second state, printed in 1640. It is projected from the North Pole, such that the land masses around it are laid out as if on the table of a sundial. In fact, Ritter developed the map to function specifically with regard to his home city of Nuremberg by drawing the Tropic of Capricorn to follow the shadow that the dial would cast at Nuremberg's latitude. The resulting map looks distorted, with lands increasing in size as they are further away from the Pole, but it actually maintains correct mathematical scale. Nonetheless, the projection failed to catch on, making this curious map the only known sundial projection. As such, it remains a beautiful and fascinating document of 17th century cartography. Continents, countries, cities and rivers are all labeled. Land masses are outlined crisply, and the expanded space of the southern continents created by the projection is filled with pictorial mountains and indigenous creatures. Ships, animals, and mythological beings also populate the seas. At the bottom of the map is a fine compass rose labeled with the winds. A rectangular floral frame includes the cardinal directions. The map is in excellent condition with narrow margins and no chips or tears. Dark impression. Franz Ritter was a German astronomer and mathematician who applied his knowledge of astrolabes and sundials to the art of cartography. His rare work is a prized item for any map collector.

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        PERIBOLOGIA ODER BERICHT VON VESTUNGSGEBEWEN [i.e. VESTUNGSGEWEBEN]. [and in a second part] VON BEVESTIGUNG SOWOHL DER LAGER ALS STÄTTE UNDT SCHLÖSSER

      Frankfurt: Anton Hummen, 1640. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. With More than 400 Illustrations of Fortifications, Fearful to Besiegers, but also Embracing Urban Development. 318 x 210 mm (12 1/2 x 8 1/4"). 163, [9] pp., followed by plates. Two volumes bound in one. FIRST EDITION. Attractive contemporary German blindstamped pigskin, covers with multiple frames of palmette, medallion, and floral rolls, central panel with lozenge centerpiece formed by four fleurons, the same tool repeated in the corners, raised bands, (faded) ink titling on spine, remnants of green cloth ties. WITH 410 ENGRAVED ILLUSTRATIONS by Johann Wilhelm Dilich printed on 232 plates, 192 of these double-page, one a large folding plate. Cockle 832; Pollak, "Military Architecture, Cartography, and the Representation of the Early Modern European City: A Checklist of Treatises on Fortification in the Newberry Library," 14; Berlin Katalog 3526. A scattering of tiny brown flecks to upper board, light external wear and a hint of soiling, but the original binding completely solid and generally very well preserved. Text faintly browned and offset (as is common with German paper of this period), the majority of the plates with variable marginal foxing (mostly light, never severe), the fold-out plan with short tears and small patches of discoloration (one other plate partly torn along fold), other trivial imperfections, but still a very appealing copy internally because everything fresh, and the impressions of the plates extremely rich. This is a classic work on fortifications by the leading German authority of the period, someone whose own defense designs for the city of Frankfurt withstood assault until Napoleon's attack in 1806. According to Pollak, "This treatise is distinguished by the ferocity of the illustrations which attempt to create an aesthetic of fear, elaborated in the external form of the fortification, especially the casemates, the gun embrasures of the parapet and the gates. [Dilich's] outlines for fortified city plans are somewhat influenced by Francesco de'; Marchi';s, but have even more extensive outworks; [he] clearly supported a fortification system based on the 'tenaille', a predilection partially announced by his title (Peribologia = study of the circumference [of a sanctuary]). Nonetheless, many of his fortified city plans contain elaborate proposals for urban compositions of streets, squares and building lots." This work was published at a propitious time: the Thirty Years War was raging in Europe, and it was becoming clear that Medieval fortresses and walled cities were no defense against cannons, as demonstrated in successful sieges like those at Heidelberg and La Rochelle. There was thus quite a need for a book such as " Peribologia," and our German first edition was followed the next year by a Latin version. Wilhelm Dilich (1571-1650) was a peripatetic polymath educated at Wittenberg and Marburg. He spent many years touring and producing works of geography and travel description, before accepting the positions of historian, geographer, and architect to Maurice, Elector of Saxony. The illustrations here are by Dilich's son, Frankfurt engineer and architect Johann Wilhelm (1600-57), who also underwrote the publication. Mattheus Merian was inspired by the plates, which are both of historical interest and considerable aesthetic merit.

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        Valentia Regnum

      Amsterdam, 1640. Copper engraving, 38.5 x 50.5 cms, original hand-colour, French text on verso.

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        Aquilegia Stellata flore violaceo [ Double-flowered violet columbine, stellate form]; Aquilegia flore pleno purpureo [Purple-black columbine, flore-pleno form]; Aquilegia flore pleno incarnato [Variegated pink columbine, flore-pleno form]

      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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        Britton, The Second Edition, Faithfully Corrected According to

      1640. The Best Edition of Britton [Breton, John le (d. 1275), Attributed]. Wingate, Edm[und] [1596-1656], Editor. Britton. The Second Edition. Faithfully Corrected According to Divers Ancient Manuscripts of the Same Booke. London: Printed by the Assignes of John Moore, 1640. [xv], 287, [21] ff. Octavo (5-3/4" x 3-1/2"). Recent period-style speckled calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and blind rules to spine, endpapers renewed, other endleaves lacking, early armorial bookplate (of James Bengough of ye Inner Temple London Gent. 1702) to verso of title page. Some toning to text, light foxing in a few places, light foxing to title page, internally clean. A handsome copy. * Second edition. Text in Law French, preliminaries and corrections in English. Along with Fleta, Britton is one of two significant law books produced during the reign of Edward I [1272-1307]. According to Francis Morgan Nichols, editor of the 3rd ed. (1865), it is a legal compilation with no known author, wrongly attributed to John Britton, or Le Breton, bishop of Hereford. The oldest English book in Law-French, it was probably a response to a wish of Edward I to produce a digest of the English law in the spirit of Justinian's Institutes. Book One outlines the authority of justices and officers and defines the nature of various personal pleas (including pleas of the crown). Book Two describes disseisins and their remedies. Book Three treats intrusions and their remedies. Book Four describes pleas relating to advowsons and the property of churches (and of attaints). Book Five outlines pleas of dower and entry. Book Six defines different kinds of proprietary actions. In all, this treatise offers an incomparable overview of British law during the medieval era. The first edition was issued was printed in 1540. As Wingate observes, it is "exceeding full of manifest imperfections," including the omission of an entire chapter (Advertisement [iii]). Wingate corrects these errors and supplies the missing chapter. (All of these improvements to the 1540 edition are listed in an appendix.) Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:52 (11).

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        Sancti Thomae Aquinatis Summa Totius Theologiae [.] In tres Partes ab Auctore suo distributa. Editio novissima, in qua praestitum quid sie frequenti pagella indicatur.

      Arnold Hierat, sug signo Gryphi 1640-1641, Köln - Teile 1, 2.1, 2.2, 3 und Supplement zum 3. Teil in 1 Bd., zweifarbiger Titel, 11 nicht paginierte Seiten, 216 Seiten; Titelblatt, 6 nicht paginierte Seiten, 220 Seiten; Titelblatt, 12 nicht paginierte Seiten, 1 leeres Bl., 341 Seiten; Titel, 11 nicht pagi. 89 nicht paginierte Bll. Generalindex, Ldrbd. mit restauriertem, modernem blindbeprägtem Rücken und zeitgenössischen Deckeln, 39,5 cm. Die Titel der Teile 1, 2.2 und 3 tragen das Erscheinungsjahr 1640, Teil 2.1 und das Supplement tragen das Erscheinungsjahr 1641. Titel und alle Zwischentitel zeigen die große Druckermarke Hierats mit dem Greifen im Zentrum der Darstellung und dem Motto "Virtute Duce. Comite Fortuna" (geleitet von der Tugend, begleitet vom Glück). - Einband berieben und bestoßen, durchgehend etwas fleckig, durchgehend gering wasserrandig, sonst und insgesamt gutes Exemplar. 3002 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Examen de ingenios para las ciencias

      - Capacidades, aptitudes, talentos especiales. Siglo XVI. (159.928(02)"15") Psicología. Filosofía Propiedades de la mente. Conciencia. Desarrollo de la mente humana. Psicología diferencial. Psicología genética. Psicología del desarrollo. Siglo XVI. (159.922(02)"15") 1640. 16 cm. 309 p. Encuadernación en Plena piel. Huarte de San Juan, Juan 1529?-1588. Compuesto por el doctor Huarte de San Iuan. Colofón. Aptitudes. Diferencia (Psicología). López, Manuel. ed. Vázquez, Antonio. fl. 1632-1643 'A costa de Manuel Lopez, en Alcalá' . Cubierta deslucida. 37D [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VIDA DEL DICHOSO Y VENERABLE PADRE MARCELO FRANCISCO MASTRILLI, DE LA COMPAÑIA DE JESUS, QUE MURIO EN EL JAPON POR LA FE DE CRISTO, SACADA DE LOS PROCESOS AUTENTICOS DE SU VIDA Y MUERTE

      Maria De Quiñones, Madrid 1640 - Ejemplar falto de 1 lámina. 6h y 130 folios, marca 134 pero hay errata de paginación, ejemplar lavado [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DENDROLOGIA. DODONA'S GROVE, OR, THE VOCALL FORREST

      [London]: T[homas] B[adger] for H. Mosley, 1640. Folio (pages 272 x 176 mm) collating: [10], 32, 39-135, 166-219, [1]; complete with engraved frontis, engraving on the title and two pages of plates just before signature B. Bound in the original trade binding, without sophistication. Minor soiling and wear to the boards, spine holding firm, but chipped and cracked at the ends. Rather substantial wear to the edges of the preliminary and final pages, internal contents are generally clean. & & The author's first book, written as a political allegory of the first third of the 17th century. This copy with a crucial "key," written in a contemporary hand on the front end paper, to the identities of the people and places encrypted in the allegory. For anyone other than a contemporary courtesan, understanding this work without the benefit of a detailed key, such as this one, would be quite a challenge.

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        Memorie historiche delle guerre d?Italia del secolo presente

      per Filippo Ghisolfi ad istanza di Gio. Battista Cerri e Carlo Ferrandi 1640 In Milano, per Filippo Ghisolfi ad istanza di Gio. Battista Cerri e Carlo Ferrandi, 1640. In 8vo; cc.4n.nn., pp.256, cc.5n.nn. Testate, capilettera figurati. Restauro all?occhietto ed al frontespizio senza mutilazioni nel testo. Lievi tracce d?umido. Mezza pergamena posteriore con angoli, titolo in oro al dorso. Analisi approfondita della storia della Savoia dal 1603 al 1639 con la guerra di successione del Monferrato, le mire espansionistiche di Carlo Emanuele, le lotte egemoniche della Francia di Luigi XIV contro l?Austria. Michel III, pag. 59. Cat. Platneriana, pag. 168.

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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.. Hardcover.

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        Le Detroict de Magellanes & celuy de la Maire. "Tabula Magellanica quà.Tierræ del fuego, cum celeberrimis fretis F. Magellano

      Americas: Amsterdam: Johannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640 [but 1643-1645].. Copper engraved map of the Staits of Magellan and the main islandof Tierra del Fuego from the 2nd edition of Blaeu's " Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas" Vol 2 .'This edition ... is a much more advanced one than the edition of 1638/1640. The text has been reset' (Van der Krogt) Original outline colour; French text to verso. Fleet of ships to left lower corner above scale which is flanked by native Patagonians; dedication & coat of arms to upper left corner. Evanly toned. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town books of the Netherlands and Italy; works unsurpassed in history and modern times. The "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum " or "Atlas Novus" Willem Blaeu's great project enlarging the "Appendix" was advertised in 1634, was first published in a preliminary edition in 1635. (preface dated 10-3-1634) two volumes. The final edition comprising again two volumes with 109 & 99 maps respectively with German text also published 1635; an edition with Dutch text, (preface dated 22-4-1635) 104 & 103 maps; French text( preface dated 1-7-1635) 105 & 103 maps; and with Latin text (preface dated "ipsis Aprillis")105 & 102 maps. Van der Krogt II, p.150 and 2:212.2 ;Koeman:Bl 17: S [221]. Americas South America Magellanica Tierra del fuego

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        Randerigl - Danubius." Ansicht mit dem Fluss im Vordergrund

      Kupferstich von Wenzel Hollar um 1640. 5.8x13.6 cm. - Parthey 777 - Pennington 777 - "Links auf hohem bewaldeten Ufer ein Schloss mit mehreren Thürmen; rechts vorn flaches bewaldetes Ufer; in der Mitte 2 Kähne." Schmale Rändchen.

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        Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan

      Amsterdam: Jansson, J., 1640. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with modern hand coloring. Image measures 15" x 19.5". Features a portion of modern day Colombia. Latin text on back. Expert repair to centerfold, minor chipping and tears to upper right corner.

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        13 Plays and Pieces of the Works of Ben Jonson. Including Everyman in His Humour; Everyman out of His Humour; Cynthia's Revells; Poetaster; Seianus; Volpone; Epicoene; The Alchemist; Catiline; Epigrammes; The Forrest; Ma

      Cover worn and scuffed. Upper board cracked and reattached. Some corner wear to first 50 pages and light staining. Lacks preliminaries, including title and half title. Hand written contents page on verso of ffep and handwritten title on paste-down. Two pages of neat handwritten text to the 'Alchemist' [589/590] and 'Catiline' [599/600]. Also some occasional contemporary writing on fore edge columns. Contents firm From the second portfolio Contemporary leather with a simple repeat rectangular border design 300mm x 190mm (12" x 7"). 886pp. Chapter heading illustrations and vignettes. The book is from the 2nd Folio of the Works of Ben Jonson, primarily plays. Handwritten title [on paste-down] states 'Ye seconde folio of Father Ben his Workes'. The volume commences at page 3 with a one page dedication 'To the most learned and my honour'd friend 'Mr. Camden, Clarentiaux' and ends 'Your true lover, Ben Johnson'. Each of the 13 plays, or pieces by Ben Jonson has its own dated Title and Dedication page, [apart from 'Everyman in His Humour] with the majority of plays followed by a list of persons in each play and a cast list of the principal actors at the first performance of the play with date. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE [Will. Shake-Speare] is named as one of the actors [or 'Principall Comedians' or 'Tragedians'] in several plays notably 'Everyman in his Humour' and 'Seianus his Fall'. [Shakespeare's Company produced several of Jonson's plays].

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        Eighty (80) (LXXX) Sermons Preached by that Learned and Reverend Divine, John Donne Doctor in Divinity, Late Deane of the Cathedrall Church of St. Pauls, London. Dedication to Charles I; The Life and Death of Dr Donne. S

      Tooled cover with gilt bands and titles on spine. Worn corners. Some rubbing and scuffing. Hinges cracked and rubbed but intact. Top and tail of spine cracked and chipped. Throughout the contents there are noted to be 12 areas of close tears or chipping. Contents tightly bound. Slightly browning pages. Complete First Edition Brown tooled leather cover 350mm x 230mm (14" x 9"). 826pp. a number of wood cut engraved motifs. Bookplate of John Clayton on ep. Inscribed by previous owner 'W Rooke' on title page with other annotations within contents. Hand written inscription of previous owner ' Joseph Worrall 1657' on page 497. Title page has been backed to prevent further damage to chips and rubbed edges. Small areas of both corners missing. Dedication to Charles I by John Donne slightly rubbed and chipped. Table of contents. Sermons. Tables of such places of Scriptures as are illustrated and expounded in this Booke. Table of Authors as are cited illustrated or reselled in this booke [Index] 2 pages attached. An alphabeticall tale of the principall content of this book: the number of the figures referreth to the Page the letter to the like letter in the margin [A-Z].

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        Prussiae nova tabula. Kolorierter Kupferstich v. W. Blaeu. Amsterdam, um 1640. 38 x 48 cm.,

      1640 - Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        La Nouvelle ESpagne. "Nova Hispania et Nova Galicia

      Americas: Amsterdam: Johannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640 [but 1643-1645].. Copper engraved map of Mexico from the 2nd edition of Blaeu's " Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas" Vol 2 .'This edition ... is a much more advanced one than the edition of 1638/1640. The text has been reset' (Van der Krogt) Original outline colour; French text to verso. Decorative title cartouche top right (Arms of the Spanish Monarchy under the House of Austria, with lion wielding a long sword and a sphere adorned with a cross); key surmounted by two cavorting putti and armadillos; compass rose and two sailing ships in the Pacific Ocean. Bright and clean; light toning to edges of blank margins. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town books of the Netherlands and Italy; works unsurpassed in history and modern times. The "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum " or "Atlas Novus" Willem Blaeu's great project enlarging the "Appendix" was advertised in 1634, was first published in a preliminary edition in 1635. (preface dated 10-3-1634) two volumes. The final edition comprising again two volumes with 109 & 99 maps respectively with German text also published 1635; an edition with Dutch text, (preface dated 22-4-1635) 104 & 103 maps; French text( preface dated 1-7-1635) 105 & 103 maps; and with Latin text (preface dated "ipsis Aprillis")105 & 102 maps. Van der Krogt II, p.150 and 2:212.2 ;Koeman:Bl 17: L [179]. Americas Mexico Nova Hispania

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        Notitia Iuris [Juris] Belgici

      1640. van den Zype, Francois (Franciscus) [c.1578-1650]. Notitia Iuris [Juris] Belgici. Editio Secunda Priori Emendatior. Antwerp: Apud Hieronymum Verdussium, 1640. [xx], 284, [xxiv] pp. Quarto (8" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary vellum with lapped edges, sprinkled calf-backed spine with morocco lettering piece, ties lacking. Some rubbing to extremities, boards lightly soiled and somewhat bowed, hinges cracked but secure. Toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Early shelf labels to spine and front board, hand-written owner inscription and two small later stamps to title page. An appealing copy of an uncommon title. * Second edition. Zype was a canon lawyer and church official attached to the Bishop of Antwerp. First published in 1635, this useful and important book on the civil and canon law of the Spanish Netherlands went through at least four more editions and issues into the eighteenth century. Topics include procedure and the law concerning commerce, marriage, the military and other topics. OCLC locates 5 copies of this title in North America, three in law libraries (Harvard, Boston College, Library of Congress), none of this edition. Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 198 (4).

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        Regnorum Hispaniae nova descriptio

      Amsterdam, 1640. Copper engraving, 38 x 49 cms, original hand-colour, French text on verso.

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        SUCESOS PRINCIPALES DE LA MONARQUIA DE ESPAÑA EN EL AÑO DE SEISCIENTOS I TREINTA I NUEVE.

      Imprenta Real. 1640 24 x 17 cm. 2 hojasde respeto, portadilla, portada + 131 hojas foliadas por una sola cara.

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