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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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        Umbria overo Ducato di Spoleto

      Carta geografica mm 385x505

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        Betrunkene auf der Straße

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books & Prints]
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        Facetiae

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

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

      Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 3/4 x 16 3/8 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Mantova

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

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

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

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

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

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        Nova Belgica Et Anglia Nova

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

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

      Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 5/8 x 16 3/8 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.

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

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

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        Mantova

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

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        Paraguay, ó Prov. de Rio de la Plata

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 5/8 x 16 1/4 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years from the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of the various plants, a discipline that had been carefully nurtured and continued since the Middle Ages, long before printing. And Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.

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        Theatrum Botanicum: The Theater of Plants. or, An Herball of Large Extent: Containing therein a more ample and exact History and declaration of the Physicall Herbs and Plants that are in other Authours, encreased by the accesse of many hundreds of new, rare and strange Plants from all parts of the world.... Collected by the many yeares travaile, industry, and experience in this subject, by John Parkinson Apothecary of London, and the Kings Herbarist...

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

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        Terra Sancta quae in Sacris Terra Promissionis olim Palestina

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

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

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

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        Fezzae et Marocchi Regna Africae Celeberrima, describebat Abrah: Ortelius

      Amsterdam: Willem Blaeu. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 15" x 19 5/8". Nice map of Northern Africa, part of Spain and the Strait of Gibraltar, circa 1640. Decorative elements include centaurs around the title cartouche and schooners at sea. North is oriented to the right. Latin text on verso. Minor overall toning, chipping along edges. Full original margins. Willem Blaeu (1571-1638) was a prolific Dutch mapmaker who started one of the most famous map publishing firms of the 17th century. It was at this time that the Dutch controlled the map trade, and their ornate and beautiful maps had immense popularity. Blaeu was instrumental in driving this dominance in his lifetime, and this legacy was continued by his sons.

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        Medium flore purpureo [Dark blue canterbury bells]; Pseudomelanthium flore rubescente [Corn cockle]; Pseudomelanthium flore albo [White corn cockle]

      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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        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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        A Discourse Concerning A New World & Another Planet, In two Bookes

      London: Printed by John Norton for John Maynard, 1640 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. A Discourse Concerning A New World & Another Planet, In two Bookes. The First Book. The Discovery of a New World. Or, A Discourse Tending to Prove, That 'tis Probable There May Be Another Habitable World in the Moone. With a Discourse Concerning the Possibility of a Passage Thither. London: Printed by John Norton for John Maynard, 1640. The Second Book, A Discourse Concerning a New Planet. Tending to prove, That 'tis Probable Our Earth is one of the Planets. London: Printed by R. H. for John Maynard, 1640. Two volumes bound in one. 8vo (170x110 mm). [16], 242, [2:blank] pp.; [14], 246, [2:errata] pp., extra engraved title by W. Marshall to vol. 1 (re-inserted on stub), several woodcut diagrams in text, with leaf P7 present in vol. 2 as a cancel leaf (with engraved illustration, bound before p.1) and as a cancellandum, errata leaf to vol. 1 bound before p.1, errata leaf to vol. 2 bound at the end (supplied and re-margined), leaf R1 (pages 241/2, vol. 2) supplied and re-margined, light circular stain on opening gathering, blindstamp on title and last leaf, bookplate of Wigan public library to inner front cover, contemporary calf (hinges repaired, upper joint cracked). An internally sound and complete copy, with all the cancel and errata leaves present. ---- ESTC s.v.; Norman 2240. - Book I: Third Impression, Corrected and Enlarged. Book II: First edition. FIRST COMPLETE EDITION. 'ONE OF THE EARLIEST SIGNIFICANT WORKS OF POPULAR SCIENCE' (Norman), which comprises the third edition of Wilkins' The Discovery of a New World as part i and the first edition of A Discourse Concerning a New Planet as part ii. 'Wilkins's primary aim was to promote general knowlege and acceptance of the "new" science of Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler and to wean his readers from an unquestioning dependence upon Aristotelian doctrine and literal biblical interpretation. In the first edition of the Discovery Wilkins had used Galileo's statement that the moon is a world similar to the earth as a foundation for more speculative hypotheses, wondering if the moon might not support life, what it inhabitants might be like, and whether the moon's resemblance to the earth could be extended into a uniformitarian theory of the universe. In [this] edition Wilkins added a section, inspired by Francis Godwin's Man in the Moone (1638), on the then-sensational idea of voyaging to the moon, discussing the problems connected with this endeavor -- such as gravity and the nature and height of the atmosphere -- in terms of contemporary physical knowledge' (Norman)..

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        Sancti Thomae Aquinatis Summa Totius Theologiae

      Published by Arnold Hierat, sug signo Gryphi. Hardcover. Sancti Thomae Aquinatis Summa Totius Theologiae Published by Arnold Hierat, sug signo Gryphi 1640; large book size: 16" x 10 inches; bound in blind-stamped vellum with title to spine; spine top chipped; split to spine edges; square copy; clean text with some mild toning; text in Latin; Very Scarce; no international shipping. . Good. 1640.

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        Consolida Saracenica [Valley groundsel]; Virga aurea [European goldenrod]; Lysimachia lutea [Common loosestrife]

      Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 3/4 x 16 1/2 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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        Sancti Thomae Aquinatis Summa Totius Theologiae

      Published by Arnold Hierat, sug signo Gryphi 1640 - Sancti Thomae Aquinatis Summa Totius Theologiae Published by Arnold Hierat, sug signo Gryphi 1640; large book size: 16" x 10 inches; bound in blind-stamped vellum with title to spine; spine top chipped; split to spine edges; square copy; clean text with some mild toning; text in Latin; Very Scarce; no international shipping. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il Pastor Fido, Tragicommedia Pastorale: Ora in questa nuova impressione di bellissime figure in rame ornato

      Amsterdam: Appresso Lodovico Elzevier, 1640. Vellum. Very Good Plus. Book. 48mo - over 3 - 4" tall. 285 pp. Engraved title page + 3 additional full page engraved plates, with names of characters written underneath figures. Early miniature illustrated book version of Guarini's 1590 pastoral masterpiece, which is also one of the cornerstones of the Italian canon. The book measures 3.5 by 2 inches, or 8.5 by 5 cm. Printing possibly by Willem Blaeu of Elzevier. Final pages have worm hole, which diminishes to pinhole sized loss on text pages in two-thirds of leaves in lower margin. On a few leaves loss of a few letters but text remains readable. Other than this leaves are clean. Period vellum has some wear, blistering and limpness. Still an asset to the book. New attractive endpapers.

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