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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.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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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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        Alcea vulgaris [Hemp-leaved althaea]; Alcea Fruticans [Musk mallow]

      Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. Trimmed within platemark right side, not affecting image, otherwise, good condition. 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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        China veteribus Sinarum regio nunc incolsi tame dicta.

      Incisione in rame, coloritura originale d'epoca, 412x502. Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638) fu allievo di Tycho Brahe, e fondò ad Amsterdam nel 1599 un'officina per la produzione di strumenti astronomici e globi, che in breve tempo pubblicò anche carte geografiche e nautiche; nel 1630 fu dato alle stampe il primo atlante: Atlantis Appendix composto da 60 carte. Nel 1635 Blaeu pubblicò i primi due volumi dell'Atlas Novus, ampliato dopo la sua morte dai figli fino a giungere nel 1662 all'Atlas Major in 9-12 voll. e contenente circa 600 carte geografiche. L'attività dei Blaeu terminò nel 1672 a causa di un incendio; le lastre salvate furono vendute a De Wit, Schenk e Valck. Esemplare ben conservato con foglio lievemente arrossato e con leggerissime tracce d'umido ai margini.

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        Piemonte et Monferrato.

      Subject: (Piemonte - Stampe). Amsterdam, 1640, grande incisione in rame, colorata d'epoca, cm 52 x 42, tratta dal "Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas . Ottimo esemplare. In cornice in legno marrone, oro e vetro.

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        Buglossum sempervirens Hispanicum latifolium [Garden bugloss] Buglossum Italicum flore albo [White Italian bugloss] Buglossum Italicum flore coeruleo [Blue Italian bugloss]

      - Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. In excellent condition. 20 3/4 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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        Virginiae partis australis, et Floridae partis orientalis, interjacentiumq. regionum nova descriptio

      Altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von Willem Jansz. Blaeu um 1640. 38.5x50.5 cm. - Koeman 2 9400:2 - Burden 253, 2. Ausgabe - Ermen 12 - Portinario / Knirsch 87 - Die Ostküste der Vereinigten Staaten mit dem Süden von Virgina, Nord- und Süd-Carolina, Georgia und dem Nordosten von Florida zwischen der Chesapeake-Bay, "Cap Francois" im Süden und den Appalachen und zwei großen Seen im Westen. "The map does contain the first mention of the Appalachians" (van Ermen). Das englische und das französische Wappen im Kartenbild verdeutlichen den Einflussbereich dieser Länder im Norden und in der Mitte des dargestellten Gebietes. Burden gibt an, dass Newport News auf dieser Karte seine erste Erwähnung findet und auch die Orte Bermouth, Stortingen und Arglas neu sind. Dekorative Karte mit zwei Windrosen, drei Segelschiffen, figürlichem Meilenzeiger und grosser Kartusche mit den Figuren von sechs Indianern. Kartenbild auf Einfassung beschnitten und zeitgenössisch auf ein Original-Doppelblatt einer französischen Ausgabe des Atlas von Blaeu mit Text zu Florida gezogen. 3 kleine Rostflecke im Kartenbild. Papier mit leichtem dekorativem Braunton.

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        Austria Archiducatus. Auctore Wolfgango Lazio.

      Amsterdam J Janssonius um 1640 - Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte nach Wolfgang Lazius. Bildausschnitt 36,5 x 53 cm, Blattgr. 51 x 59 cm Die Donau von knapp unterhalb Passaus bis Bratislava und der Insel Schütt, zeigt auch Teile von Böhmen und Mähren und die Obersteiermark; deutscher Rückentext, mit der üblichen Mittelfalz, oben etwas wasserrandig, sonst sehr gute Karte in leuchtendem Altkolorit mit ausgemalten Länderwappen.

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        Meleagris flos maximus Italicus [Italian fritillary]; Fritillaria flore pleno [Fritillary (guinea-hen flower)]; Fritillaria Alba [White Fritillary (guinea-hen flower)]

      Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand coloured engraving. In excellent condition. 20 1/2 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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        A Collection of Sundry Statutes, Frequent in Use...Together with an Abridgement of the Residue Which be Expired, Repealed, Altered, and Worn out of Use

      M. Flesher and R. Young, London, 1640. Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Full contemporary blindruled calf, heavily worn, stained, rebacked with modern leather with a red morocco lettering piece. Wear and dampstain to edge of title and first few and last few pages, paper repair to title edge, lacking blanks, otherwise generally very clean internally. Almost entirely in black letter.. (iv), 1464, (86)pp. First published in 1618, this collection popularized the term Star Chamber (originally a secret Court located at Westminster) and was the first concerted attempt to collect the statutes of English law. Bibliotheca Legum 391. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Law & Criminal Studies; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042822. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        THE WORKES OF BENJAMIN JONSON

      London, printed by Richard Bishop and Robert Young, 1640.. Including Everyman in His Humour; Everyman out of His Humour; Cynthia's Revells; Poetaster or His Arraignement; Seianus His Fall; Volpone or the Foxe; Epicoene or the Silent Woman; the Alchemist; Catiline his Conspiracy; Epigrammes; the Forrest; Part of the Kings Entertainment; A Particular Entertainment; Masques at Court. VOLUME III, part of 2nd edition, 1640. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE IS LISTED AS ACTOR IN "EVERY MAN HIS HUMOUR" AND "SEIANUS". Small folio bound in sixes, page size approximately 275 x 170 mm, 10¾ x 7 inches, 13 title pages dated 1640, that to Poetaster states 'printed by R. Young', pages: 1-668, pagination starts again at Epigrammes, 1-228, decorated and historiated initials, head and tail pieces, printer's vignettes to title pages, trimmed and rebound at sometime in half calf, gilt lettering and rules to spine, marbled boards, red edges, new endpapers. WITHOUT TITLE PAGE, PORTRAIT AND ALL PRELIMS, the book opens up on B1 with the title page to Everyman in His Humour followed by the dedication 'To the most learned and my honour'd friend Mr. Cambden Clarentiaux'. Binding rubbed and scuffed, hinges cracked and weak, but holding on the cords, inner hinges cracked and reinforced with binder's white linen tape, top of spine repaired by amateur, binding in poor condition, page 131 in Masques torn with substantial loss, small worm hole in second part from page 5-128 and several small worm holes from 131 to the end, mostly affecting blank areas but occasionally affecting a letter, 2 small holes in text just affecting letters but no loss of meaning, 1 small hole to blank margin, last page has tip of lower corner repaired, not affecting text and a small hole to top margin, not affecting text, 1 page has tip of top corner missing, not affecting text, 3 pages have small patches of pale browning, all text legible, occasional small pale brown marks and pale staining mostly to margins, bookplate to first pastedown, 'Ben Johnson' written in old ink in blank margin of page 99, second part. Overall a good copy. According to the Pforzheimer Library, Volume II, page 578-579, some copies were issued like ours starting on signature B without general title or prelim page, due to the extremely complicated publishing history of the second edition; Hazlitt, Second Series Volume 3 of Bibliographical Collections and Notes on Early English Literature 1474-1700, page 320. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST. .

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        L'Isle de Barmudas et les voysines. "Mappa Æstivarum Insularum alias Barmudas.....accurate descriptio

      Americas: Amsterdam: Johannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640 [but 1643-1645].. Copper engraved map of Bermuda 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 showing Neptune astride the Royal Arms holding a ship. The miniature map below the cartouche shows the correct proportion of the island to the coast of the mainland. The map is superimposed over a map of the Atlantic with the coastlines of Britain, North America and Hispaniola, showing the location of Bermuda. Bright and clean; light toning to edges of blank margins. Blaeu based this work on John Speed's remarkably accurate map of 1626-1627. It shows the island divided into tribes and lots, and below the map itself appear the names of the first proprietors and the number of shares assigned each. The "Sea Venture" under Sir George Somers was wrecked off Bermuda in 1609 and the surviving Englishmen divided the island into Tribes (later Parishes) and Shares, which are individually listed with their owners at the foot of the map. Shortly afterwards the Bermudas were granted to the Virginia Company, hence various references to the Company on the map including the distance to the Roanoke Colony in Virginia. 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: G [49]. Americas Bermuda Barmudas

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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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        De veritate religionis christianae. Editio nova, additis annotationibus, in quibus testimonia.

      Ioannis Maire, Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden) 1640 - 12mo. Mit 2 wiederh. Titelvignetten u. 2 Holzschnitt-Initialen. 4 Bl., 327 (recte 329) S., 3 Bl.; 372 S. Pgt. d. Zeit. Grotius' theologisches Hauptwerk in einer Ausgabe zu Lebzeiten. Mit den Anmerkungen m. eigenem Titelblatt: "Hugonis Grotii annotationes ad libros de veritate religionis christianae". - Pgt. etw. fleckig, kl. getilgter Tintenvermerk auf Titelbl., kl. Wurmgang im Hinterdeckel. Nur im Rande vereinzelt schwach fleckig. gr.

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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.

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        NOBILIARIO DE D. PEDRO CONDE DE BARCELOS HIJO DEL REY D. DIONIS DE PORTVGAL.

      - ORDENADO Y ILVSTRADO COM NOTAS Y INDICES POR IVAN BAVTISTA LAVAÑA CORONISTA MAYOR DEL REYNO DE PORTVGAL. En Roma por Estevan Paolmio MDCXL. (1640) In fólio de 40x27,5 cm. Com (I) - frontispício gravado - (XII)?402?(XXXVI) pags. Junto com: SELVA REAL. Barbosa Machado II, 600. ?Consta de diversas Arvores Genealogicas de muitos Reys, e grandes da Europa abertas em primorosas laminas de cobre, que se conservão no Archivo Real as quais mandou Carlos II. dar a D. Luiz Salazar de Castro seu Bibliothecario, famoso Genealogista da nossa idade, como escreve Frankeneau Bib. Hisp. Gen. Herald. Pag. 211.? Encadernação da época em pergaminho rígido. Raríssima colecção de 22 gravuras que ficaram por terminar devido ao falecimento do autor. Inocêncio III, 307. ?D. PEDRO, Conde de Barcellos, filho natural d'el rei D. Diniz, havido em D. Gracia, senhora da ribeira de Sacavem. Seu pae lhe conferiu o titulo de conde, e o cargo de Alferes mór do reino em o 1.º de Março de 1304. Foi casado, segundo alguns, até tres vezes, e de nenhuma de suas mulheres houve descendencia. Morreu em 1354. Dizem as chronicas antigas, que era de estatura mais que agigantada, pois media onze palmos e meio, isto é, noventa e duas pollegadas (!!!), noticia que o abbade Barbosa com a sua habitual ingenuidade nos transmitte como certa e indubitavel. O Nobiliario que se lhe attribue, e de que existe no Archivo Nacional da Torre de Tombo uma copia que se julga do seculo XV, foi publicado na forma em que o dispozera e coordenara João Baptista Lavanha, com o titulo seguinte: Nobiliario de D. Pedro, conde de Bracelos (sic), hijo delrey D. Dionis de Portugal. Ordenado y ilustrado con notas y indices, por Juan Bautista Lavaña, coronista mayor del reyno de Portugal. En Roma, por Estevan Paolinio 1640. Fol. gr. de XII (innumeradas) 402 pag., a que se seguem os indices dos titulos, dos appellidos e dos nomes proprios das pessoas conteúdas no Nobiliario. Com uma bella estampa emblematica no frontispicio, a qual todavia falta ás vezes nos exemplares. Posto que o titulo seja em castelhano, o livro é escripto em linguagem portugueza, com excepção das notas marginaes de Lavanha, que são tambem em hespanhol. Impressas no mesmo formato costumam andar annexas, e enquadernadas juntamente no proprio volume Notas de Felix Machado da Costa e Silva, marquez de Monte bello, de pag. 1 a 20 ditas de Alvaro Ferreira de Vera, de pag. 21 a 32 ditas de Manuel de Faria e Sousa, de pag. 32 a 46: seguindo se tres indices de appellidos e solares, respectivamente relativos a cada uma d'estas series de notas. Creio que o referido Lavanha fez, além desta edição portugueza, outra toda em castelhano, e d'ella me parece haver visto em tempo um exemplar: porém não estou de presente habilitado para particularisar mais este ponto. Manuel de Faria e Sousa traduziu tambem á sua parte o Nobiliario, e o publicou com o titulo seguinte: Nobiliario de D. Pedro, conde de Barcelos, etc. Traduzido y ilustrado por Manuel de Faria y Sousa. Madrid, por Alonso de Paredes 1646. Fol. de 725 paginas. Esta edição foi sempre bibliographicamente mui menos estimada que a de Roma, cujos exemplares se vendiam de ordinario por 12:000 réis, ao passo que os da de Madrid creio não excederam jámais a 4:000 réis. Lavanha coordenando o Nobiliario, na fórma em que sahiu á luz quinze annos depois da sua morte, por diligencia de D. Manuel de Moura Corte real, marquez de Castello Rodrigo (vej. no Diccionario tomo III, o n.º J, 405), não só alterou consideravelmente o contexto da obra em muitos logares, com liberdade indesculpavel, mas supprimiu de todo os titulos 1.º e 2.º, e os primeiros quinze paragraphos do 3.º, taes como estavam no original de que se serviu, que era, segundo elle diz, «copia authentica do que se guardava na Torre do Tombo de Lisboa». Desde muito tempo haviam os criticos reconhecido que essa mesma copia existente na Torre do Tombo estava mui longe de poder julgar se conforme ao texto primitivo do conde de Barcellos. Faria e Sousa

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