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        Florentia [Firenze]

      Inc. in rame, mm.234x340, foglio di mm.330x375. Dettagliata veduta panoramica della città, tit. in alto al centro entro nastro sovrastante il giglio fiorentino. Tratta da "Archontologia cosmica", Francoforte, 1640. Stato perfetto, fresca e nitida impressione. Residui di nastro adesivo al verso del marg. inf. (Mori-Boffito, p.60)

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        Calceolus Mariae (Ladies Slipper) - Iris Pannonica Varigata (Dark variegated bearded Iris) - Iris Portugalica (Blue variegated bearded Iris) from Hortus Eystettensis

      Nuremburg:. 1640.. Second & preferred edition?. Published in an edition of 300 in 1613, the Hortus Eysttensis is the earliest large folio botanical and is considered one of the greatest botanical books ever created. This is a very strong impression, with an early hand notating the species names in German below the label for each flower.Archivally framed. The fresh, strong impression & absence of any bleed-through of text from the verso would suggest that this is the second & preferred edition, published in 1640, but it cannot be categorically stated because of the framing.

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        Memorie historiche delle guerre d?Italia del secolo presente

      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.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Casella]
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        Documenti d'amore... roma, vitale mascardi, 1640.

      Cm. 24,5, pp. (48) 376 (140). Frontespizio figurato, ritratto dell'autore e 14 belle tavole fuori testo. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena molle con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Occhietto controfondato con antica nota biografica manoscritta riguardante l'autore, qualche carta leggermente brunita, ma esemplare genuino, marginoso e ben conservato. Si tratta di uno dei più celebri ed affascinanti figurati italiani del '600. Le tavole illustrano allegorie riguardanti le passioni e l'amore. Cfr. Brunet I, 648, Gamba, 97 e Praz.

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        Insulæ Americanæ in Oceano Septentrionali, cum terris adiacentibus

      Amsterdam: Blaeu, 1640. Engraved with period outline colour. French text. Mild soiling more evident at the edges. Repaired split at base of center fold. 15 x 20 3/4 inches. 18 x 23 3/8 inches. This attractive map called the American Islands is essentially a coastal chart of the eastern seaboard from the Chesapeake to Florida, all of the Gulf of Mexico to the Orinoco River in Venezuela, and part of the Pacific coast of Central America. The map was based upon the Hessel Gerritz map of circa 1631, which was separately published and is extremely rare. Gerritz was the cartographer for the Dutch West India Company, working under Johannes de Laet, who was in charge of Dutch interests in the Americas and Africa. The new material for this map was gathered in 1628 during a voyage through the region that may have included Chesapeake Bay and certainly included all the places from the Bahamas south and southwest depicted in the map. Koeman, Bl 17, #81; Goss, Blaeu's The Grand Atlas of the 17th Century, p. 124-125; Burden, The Mapping of North America 242 and 236.

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        Nova Hispania, et Nova Galicia.

      Copper engraved double page map, had colored in outline, large colored cartouche, 34.7 x 48. 3 cm (13 3/4" x 19"). Latin text on verso. Some aging and toning, verso repairs along center fold, and a few other places, tear at crease in lower portion of map, lower margin partially replaced below neat line, which is defective in one place; despite defects, an attractive map with a nice impression. Jannson (1596-1664) was a Dutch mapmaker during the "golden age" of Dutch cartography. He started out as a publisher and bookseller, but when he married the daughter of another map maker, Jodocus Hondius, he got into that business. In 1633 he and his brother-in=law (Henry Hodicus) produced the two volume edition of the Mercator Atlas. The present map shows Mexico City and points west, and the west coast of Mexico shown from present day Tuxpan to Acapulco de Juarez. A large cartouche shows a lion holding a sword on the top of the royal shield of Spain, which is flanked by a man and woman in Greek style togas. Portinaro and Knirsch p.315.

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        Narcissus iuncifolius polyanthos albus [White polyanthus jonquil with small flowers]; Lilio Narcissus Bononiensis [Wild Tulip]; Leucoium Bulbosum minus [Summer snowflake]

      Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 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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        India quae orientalis dicitur, et Insulae adiacentes. Kolor. Kupferstich v. G. Blaeu. Amsterdam, 1640. 41,3 x 51 cm.

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

      

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        Russiae vulgo Moscovia dictae, Partes Septentrionalis et Orientalis. Altkolor. Kupferstich von Isaac Maaß, Amsterdam, um 1640. 41,5 x 53,5 cm.

      

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        Europa recens descripta à Guilielmo Blaeu. Kolor. Kupferstichkarte von W. Blaeu (w). Amsterdam, um 1640. 41 x 56 cm.

      Heijden, Europa Abb. S. 15; Koeman II, 1000:2/a.- Schöne Europakarte mit ausgemalter Rollwerkskartusche und farbiger maritimer Staffage, eingefaßt von 3 kolorierten Bildleisten: seitlich je 5 Trachtenpaare, oben in der Kopfleiste 9 Städteansichten im Oval: Amsterdam, Prag, Konstantinopel, Venedig, Rom, Paris, London, Toledo und Lissabon.- Aus der lateinischen Ausgabe 1640-43: Im Kartenbild noch die imaginäre Insel 'Frisland' sowie mit 'Guilielmo Blaeuw'.- Einige hinterlegte Randläsionen, 1 hinterlegter Falzeinriss, 1 Quetschfalte neben dem Falz.

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        Caryophyllus syluestris flore laciniato carneo; Caryophyllus sylvestris prolifero; Brunella coerulea magna flore

      Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 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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        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

      London: Printed by Richard Bishop and Robert Young. 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. 1640. From the second portfolio. Contemporary leather with a simple repeat rectangular border design. 886pp :: Chapter heading illustrations and vignettes :: 300mm x 190mm (12" x 7") :: 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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        THE WORKS OF BEN 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 1 only, 2nd edition 1640. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE IS LISTED AS ACTOR IN "EVERY MAN HIS HUMOUR" AND "SEIANUS" Small folio bound in sixes, page size 275 x 170 mm, 10¾ x 7 inches, 13 title pages to each work dated 1640, 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. LACKING GENERAL TITLE PAGE, PORTRAIT AND ALL PRELIMS. Binding rubbed and scuffed, hinges cracked and weak, but holding on the cords, inner hinges cracked and reinforce with binder's white 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 severale small worm holes from 131 to the end, mostly affecting blank areas but occasionaly 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 lower corner missing, 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, but overall a very good copy. See Hazlitt, Second Series Volume 3 of Bibliographical Collections and Notes on Early English Literature 1474-1700, page 320. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Cystisus Columella [Dorycnium]; Cytisus V. Clusii [Creeping dwarf broom]; Genista Scoparia [Broom tops]; Polemonium Monspelliensium [Wild jasmine]

      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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        Hafnia Metropolis et Portus celeberrimus Daniæ.

      Kobberstik, (Amsterdam?) c. 1640. Lysmål: 34,5x20 cm. Arkmål: 33x38 cm. Med brede marginer. Indrammet i smuk brunmarmoreret træramme.. Prospekt af København set fra Amager. Forlægget er Jan van Wijks store malede prospekt af byen fra 1610, som kendes i et eneste bevaret kobberstik. Maleriet brændte på Københavns Rådhus i 1728. Byen ses som den så ud efter anlæggelsen af Tøjhuset, men før opførelsen af Børsen. I havnen ses en lang række forskellige skibe

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        Polonia Regnum, et Silesia Ducatus

      Kolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von Willem Jansz. Blaeu um 1640. 41.8x51 cm. - Koeman 2 1900:2 - Malinowski I, 14 vgl. - Zeigt Polen und Schlesien mit den angrenzenden Gebieten von Pommern und Ostpreussen. Hübsches Blatt mit figürlicher Kartusche, figürlichem Meilenzeiger und zwei grossen Wappen.

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        LXXX SERMONS PREACHED BY THAT LEARNED AND REVEREND DIVINE, JOHN DONNE, Dr. in Divinity, late Dean of the Cathedral Church of S. Pauls London

      Richard Royston and Richard Marriot, 1640.. FIRST EDITION 1640, with Life by Izaak Walton. LACKING ADDITIONAL ENGRAVED TITLE WITH THE BUST OF JOHN DONNE. Folio in sixes, page size approximately, 335 x 220 mm, 13¼ x 8½ inches, pages: [30], 1-826, [22], divisional title pages to each sermon, bound in full calf, rebacked, original old gilt lettered label from previous binding, new endpapers. Binding rubbed, upper hinge beginning to crack with flaky leather, still holding firmly on the cords, inner hinge strengthened with binder's tape, corners repaired, label chipped, title page laid down and mounted on a new tab, neat repairs to the lower margins of first 3 pages of prelims, not affecting the text, 2 small holes neatly repaired to 1 outer margin, small tear with loss to 1 lower corner, not affecting text, small round ink spot to the margins of 6 pages, not affecting text, a few small ink splashes on 2 pages, all text legible, 1 small hole (paper fault) no loss of meaning, last few pages have some creases, some occasional age-browning and spotting, shelf wear to edges, the verso of the last divisional title page has an old ink name and date of 1662, otherwise a good copy. All printed pages enclosed in a plain ruled border; head- and tail-pieces, initials, marginal notes. With 'The life and death of Dr Donne ... ', signed Iz: Wa: (Izaak Walton). The sermons are as follows: "Sermons preached upon Christimas-day", "Sermons preached upon Candlemas-day", "Sermons preached in Lent", "Sermons preached upon Easter-day", "Sermons preached upon Whitsunday", "Sermons preached upon Trinity-Sunday", "Sermons preached upon the conversion of S. Paul", "Sermons preached upon the Penitential Psalms" and "Prebend sermons preached at St. Pauls". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Respublica et Status Imperii Romano-Germanici.

      Lugduni Batav. [Leiden]: Ex Officina Elzeviriana (1640).. Second edition, two volumes, 16mo, (xvi), 408; 382, (2) pp. Engraved title in volume I, marbled paste downs, armorial bookplates of Lord Sinclair. Contemporary calf, a.e.g., covers with double gilt rules, cornerpieces and a central rose, gilt phoenix to the foot of the spine with the motto Rinasce Piu Gloriosa ("It rises again more glorious"), spine with some wear and loss to the top. Although the engraved title is dated 1634 (the date of the first edition) the second volume is dated 1640. Willems 408.

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        Astrolabium

      Das ist: Gründliche Beschreibung und Unterricht, wie solches herzliche und hochnützliche Astronomische Instrument auf allerley Polus Höh so wohl auch nach eines jeden selbst gefälligen Gröss auffgerissen und verfertigt werden soll. + De usu Astrolabii, Posterior Pars. [3rd edition ?]. 2 parts in one. Nürnberg: Paulus Fürst c. 1640, gedruckt bey Christoff Gerhard. With copperengraved titlepage (+ printed) and 21 textual copperengravings. 136 + 64 pp. Bound in contemporary vellum with a little marks of age. Ties missing. Few wormholes. Few pages weakly browning. A very attractive copy.. Zinner states that this work is printed in Nürnberg 1613 and asks for an appendix of 15 extra plates to vol. 2. It seems to be incorrect, and he has probably never seen the edition from 1613. The Royal Library in Copenhagen has two copies of this publication. One copy with printed date 1613 and printed by Balthazer Camox and one copy undated and printed by Paulus Fürst (c. 1605-1666), both consist of 15 copperplates in 4to, printed from the same plates - among them a world map. The copy from Samuels Verplank Hoffmann´s Library has the re-printed Paulus Fürst version, which then seems to be a second edition of Astrolabium, withbound. Zinner, Literatur, 4439; Zinner, Instrumente p. 492

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        (BUXTORF, JOHANN) Lexicon chaldaicum, talmudicum et rabbinicum, In quo omnes voces chaldaicæ, talmudicæ et rabbinicæ, quotquot in universis Vet. Teft. Paraphrasibus Chaldaicis; in utroq; Talmud, Babylonico & Hierosolymitano, in vulgaribus & secretioribus Hebræorum Scriptoribus, Connentatoribus, Philosophis, Theologis, Cabalistis & Jureconsultis extant, fideliter explicantur. Et copiâ ac delectu exemplorum Targumicorum, Talmudicorum & Rabbinicorum, eleganter declarantur; Passim etiam, luis locis, Hebræorum & Chaldæorum Proverbia, Apophthegmata, Sententiæ, Ritus, aliaque ad Sacram hanc Philologiam pertinentia, ex propriis ipsorum libirs producuntur, & eplanantur; Quamplurina denique Vet. & Nov. Test. loca ex Antiquitate & Historia Hebraica noveexponuntur & illustrantur; Ut non soum vulgaris Lexici, sed amplissimi & instructissimi Thesauri Philolgici loco esse possit; Opus XXX. Annnourm, Nuc demum, post Patris obitum, ex ipsius Autgrapho fideliter descriptum, in ordinem æquabilem digestum, & multis propriis observationibus passim locupletatum, Reipublicæque Christianæ bono in lucem editum á Johanne Buxtorfio Filio. Cum Indice vocum Latinarum, & Locorum N.T. Illustratorum.

      Basileæ 1640. (Sumtibus & typis Ludovici König). Folio (ca. 39x25 cm.) (12 s.), 2680 sp s. + index (63 s.). Enkelte vignetter og en stor initial i tresnitt. Dette eksemplaret har ikke det ekstra graverte tittelbladet eller forfatterportettet som var medbundet i noen eksemplarer. Helpergamentbd. med seks opphøyde bind og tittelfelt i burgunder skinn med gulldekor Pergamentet litt sprukket i bindfalsene. Gjennomgående noe gulnet (i varierende grad) og margene på en del sider noe gulplettet. Noen blader svakt skjoldet. Forøvrig et solid og velholdt eksemplar. Stempel på tittelbl.. Johann Buxtorf (1565-1629) var en av sin tids fremste hebraister. Denne andre utgaven av Buxtorfs Hebraisk-Latinske bibelordbok var ufullendt ved forfatterens død og ble fullført og utgitt av hans sønn i 1639

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        JOHANNIS BUXTORFI, Fil. S. Theol. Doct.& Profess. FLORILEGIUM HEBRAICUM : Contines ELEGANTES SENTENTIAC, Proverbia, Apophthegmata, Similitudines : EX OPTIMIS QUIBUSQUE, maximè verò Priscis, Hebraeorum scriptoribus, collectum, & secundum Locos communes ordine Alphabetico dispositum. + JOHANNIS BUXTORFI ABBREVIATURIS HEBRAICIS Liber novus & copiosus : Cui accesserunt OPERIS TALMUDICI brevis recensio, cum ejusdem librorum & capitum Indice. Item , BIBLIOTHECA RABBINICA, nova, ordine Alphabethico disposita. EDITIONE hac Secunda. Omnia castigatiora & locupletiora..

      Ludvig König, Basel, 1640+1648. In Latin. 14+390+Index+472 p. Contemporary vellum binding. Contemporary inscriptions. Sporadic underlining of text. A very fine copy. Including engraved vignettes

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        A Collection of sundry Statutes, frequent in use: With Notes in the Margent and References to the Book cases and Books of Entries and Registers, where they be treated of [etc.]. S.T.C. 9331

      The first successful attempt to produce a critical and accurate edition of the Statutes at Large through an examination of the original manuscripts; with valuable references to other sources. Contemporary calf, rebacked, light embrowning; a sound copy. Printed by M. Flesher and R. Young; Assignes of I. More Esquire, London, 1640.

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        [SENECA] OPERA [WORKS IN 4 VOLUMES]

      Volume 1, Philosophicae; Volume 2, Epistolae; Volume 3, Controversae; Volume 4, Notae. Np: Elzevirios, 1640; 1639; 1639; 1649. 4 vols. Early Elzevir printing. 552; 718; 442 + Index; 429 + Index + unpaginated Corrigenda pp. Hardcover. 24mo size. Full limp vellum with contrasting leather labels. Gilt lettering and ruling to spine and labels. Chips to all labels, fore edge of rear cover edge volume 1, head and heel volume 2, heel and bottom front cover volume 3. Nice, sound bindings from the famous Dutch family of publishers and printers, noted for their small, special editions. Very good+/No jacket issued. Very good+/No jacket issued. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply)

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        Regno di Napoli.

      Francoforte, 1640 circa. Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, colore d'epoca, cm 46 x 56,7 (alla lastra) pi? margini bianchi. Stemma in alto a destra, piccolo e semplice cartiglio sormontato da stemma e corona in basso a destra; ai lati della carta, fuori dal perimetro graduato, ci sono dodici stemmi, sei per ciascun lato (dal primo in alto a destra): Abruzzo Ultra, Terra di Bari, Terra di Otranto, Calabria Ultra, Calabria Citra, Capitanata; Abruzzo Citra, Basilicata, Principato Ultra, Principato Citra, Terra di Lavoro, Contado di Molise. Testo spagnolo al verso.Carta geografica per la prima volta inserita nell'"Itinerarium Italiae" di Martin Zeiller, successivamente in alcune edizioni della "Newe archontologia cosmica" del Merian, e nella successiva ristampa dell'opera sull'Italia del 1688. Il Merian fu famoso incisore svizzero, nacque a Basilea, si istru? a Zurigo e si trasfer? poi a Francoforte, dove incontr? Theodore de Bry (divenendo suo genero) e dove trascorse la maggior parte della sua vita lavorativa. Insieme al geografo Tedesco Martin Zeiller (1589 - 1661), produsse la "Topographia Italiae", costituita da ventuno volumi; l'opera, che includeva un alto numero di piante di citt?, mappe di stati e un mappamondo, ebbe grande successo e dal 1688 fu edita a Francoforte in numerose edizioni. Il Merian complet? anche le ultime parti, curandone le edizioni, dei "Grand Voyages" e dei "Petits Voyages" inaugurati da De Bry nel 1590. Foglio brunito in modo leggero e uniforme, peraltro in fine coloritura e in buono stato di conservazione.

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        Florentia [Firenze]

      Inc. in rame, mm.234x340, foglio di mm.330x375. Dettagliata veduta panoramica della città, tit. in alto al centro entro nastro sovrastante il giglio fiorentino. Tratta da "Archontologia cosmica", Francoforte, 1640. Stato perfetto, fresca e nitida impressione. Residui di nastro adesivo al verso del marg. inf. (Mori-Boffito, p.60)

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        L'optique divisée en trois livres : où l'on démontre d'une maniere aisée tout ce qui regarde 1. La Propagation & les Proprietez de la Lumiere. 2. La Vision. 3. La Figure & la Disposition des Verres qui servent à la perfectionner.Paris: Etienne Michallet, 1682.

      First edition of this important optical treatise of Ango (1640-94). "Ango's treatise is of significance to the history of optics because it established the outline of a wave theory of light nearly eight years in advance of Huygens's <i>Traite de la lumiere</i>. Both Ango and Huygens acknowledged making use of an unpublished manuscript by the Jesuit scientist Ignace Gaston Pardies (1636-1673) which may have suggested a wave theory based on optical experiments with reflected and refracted rays" (Becker 19).<br/><br/> The work is presented in three books. The first, and most important, presents Pardies' wave theory of light based, in part, on analogies with sound and water. After Descartes' presentation of the sine law for reflection in 1637, natural philosophers considered part of the burden of proof for any theory of light to be a direct derivation of the sine law of refraction as well as Snell's then long-known law of mirror reflection. Ango (following Pardies) noted that Hooke's <i>Micrographia</i> had offered a theory of light but had simply accepted Descartes result, and although the <i>Micrographia</i> had advanced a type of wave theory, it had not attempted to show how the law of refraction resulted from it. Importantly, Pardies' theory had the speed of light slower in denser media; the reverse of what Descartes had proposed. The first book contains a plate showing waves reflected off of curved mirrors and forming the well-known foci of the parabola and the ellipse - part of Pardies' work to show experimental support for the wave theory. Critically, lacking from Pardies' work (or Ango's presentation of it) is a consideration of secondary waves - something that Huygens supplied and so obtained a complete and workable wave theory of light. Nevertheless, Pardies theory, as presented by Ango in <i>L'Optique</i>, is a direct precursor to Huygens' wave theory in that wave-front propagation and light-speed are just as Huygens eventually adopted.<br/><br/> The second and third books are more practical and deal with vision, lenses, and optical ways to correct and improve vision. Ango reviews ancient theories of vision, including Alhazen and Witelo, but presents the Cartesian view of the operation of the eye taken from Kepler's <i>Ad Vitellionem</i> (1604): the lens produces an image of the world focused on the retina. Ango also reviews the basic aspects of geometrical optics (setting aside questions of the theory of light) and so explains how lenses work. This leads, in turn, to considerations of how lenses can be used to correct for near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and presbyopia. An interesting aspect of these two books is the interaction they demonstrate between theory and experiment. <br/><br/> Ignace-Gaston Pardies followed the life-course of many Jesuits of his age, having joined The Society aged 16, eventually taking up teaching duties. He wrote about a wide range of physical phenomena; including light, famously objected to Newton's corpuscular theory. Though Pardies' optical manuscript <i>Traite complet d'Optique</i> is lost, it is known that Huygens had studied it and he clearly states that it was the beginning point for his own work that eventually resulted in his <i>Traite de la Lumiere</i>. Huygens' copy of the present work has survived, complete with his marginal annotations.<br/><br/> Becker 19; Poggendorff I 48; Wolf I, p. 264; Sommervogel I 296.. 12mo (149 x 92 mm), pp [viii] 367 [1] (121-124 omitted in pagination, but complete) with woodcut plate and numerous woodcut diagrams in text. Contemporary vellum, old inscription to title inked out, a fine copy

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

      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.

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