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        Antique Master Print-ESAU-JACOB-BIRTHRIGHT-GENESIS-Rodermont-Rembrandt-ca. 1640

      - Antique print, untitled. Esau selling his birthright to Jacob. Genesis 25:29. Etching on hand laid paper. Description: This is an early impression, based on the paper. These are rare; most impressions were made around 1800. State: 2nd or 3rd state. Ref: Hollstein 1. Artists and Engravers: Made by P. Rodermont after Rembrandt. Pieter Rodermont (also Peter Rottermondt, act. 1632-1649, died after 1706) was a Dutch engraver, painter and draughtsman, student of Rembrandt. Condition: Very good, given age. Margins cropped to the image edge. Some small stains in the image. Attached to carrier sheet. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: LA-C2-28 The overall size is ca. 8.1 x 10.8 inch. The image size is ca. 8.1 x 10.8 inch. The overall size is ca. 20.5 x 27.5 cm. The image size is ca. 20.5 x 27.5 cm.

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        China Veteribus Sinarum Regio nunc Incolis Tame dicta.

      1640 - Amsterdam, c.1640, French text edition. Original colour. 415 x 500mm. Minor repairs at centre fold. An early map of China, also showing Japan and the 'island' of Korea. A large title cartouche with exotic Chinese figures in full colour fills the gap top right, where the enigma of 'Ezo' was to confuse Europeans until the late 18th century.

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        Concilia Illustrata, per Ecclesiasticae Historiae, ex Veterum Fastis, approbatis Codicibus, Antiquis Monumentis, & raris Manuscriptis deductae diegeticam Dilucidationem, Conciliorum Et Colloquiorum Illustrium Omnium. 2 (von 4) Bänden.

      Co-Autor: Johann Ludwig Hartmann (1640-1684) Bd. 1: Quotquot ab Apostolorum tempore usque ad Oecumenicum primum Nicaenum extant Bd. 2: 2: Quotquot a Nicaeno Oecumenico I. usque ad Sirmiense Anno CCCLII. habitum, extant.

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        Antique Master Print-LANDSCAPE-RAINBOW-HAY-WAGGON-Rubens-S.A. Bolswert-c.1640

      - Original master print, 'Landscape with rainbow'. It shows a farmer piling hay into a waggon, while two women are carrying produce. Some wash is drying next to the waggon. A farmstead can be seen in the background, while the sky features a large rainbow. Handcoloured etching/engraving on a verge type handlaid paper. Description: Original antique master print. Our definition of a Master Print is a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters.Artists and Engravers: Engraved by S. A. Bolswert after a painting by Rubens. This print was published by Gillis Hendricx, in c.1640. Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was a Flemish painter, who ran a large studio in Antwerp. Schelte Adamsz. Bolswert (1586-1659) was a Dutch engraver. His older brother Boetius was an engraver as well. From 1620 Schelte starts working for Rubens, under whose suypervision he makes four prints. In total Schelte would reproduce around 80 paintings by Rubens in engraving. He worked for several other Antwerp painters, such as Rombouts, Seghers and Jordaens. Condition: Excellent, given age. Margins cropped a bit short, some thumbing to the bottom margin. Traces of framing to the rear. General age-related toning and/or occasional light soiling from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-B1-34 The overall size is ca. 18.5 x 13.8 inch. The image size is ca. 18.1 x 13.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 47 x 35 cm. The image size is ca. 46 x 34 cm.

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        Novum laboratorium medico-chymicum, Das ist: Neu-eröffnete Chymische Artzney- und Werck-Schul, in drey Bücher abgetheilet. Das erste stellet vor eine kurtze / doch deutliche/ Unterrichtung [...] der Grund-Lernung / oder Theorie [...] Das zweyte entdecket die üblichen Kunst- und Hand-Griffe [...] Das dritte begreiffet / in dreyen unterschiedlichen Abtheilungen [...] Chymische und geheime [...] Genäß- und Heil-Mittel / Welche aus den besten und berühmtesten Authoribus Zusammen gelesen / und also erstesmals in Frantzösischer Sprache verabfasset worden Durch C. G. [d.i. Christoph Glaser]. Anjetzo aber [...] in das Hoch-Teutsche übersetzet von Johann Marschalck Austriaco, Medic. Licentiato & Chymico. Deme beygefügt ein Anhang / handelnd von dem Grund und Erkanntniß der Natur / der Elementen, und aller elementirten Dinge / wie auch von derselben Gebährung / Ernährung / und Zerstörung. - [ANGEBUNDEN: Radix Chimiae. Oder Wurtzel des Universals]. Dtsch. Erstausg.

      27 Bll., 666 S., 7 Bll. (Register), mit gest. illus. Titel u. 6 Kupfertaf., Kl.-8, Pergament d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Fileten, goldgepr. Rückentitel u. Deckelvignetten Krivatsy 4760 Wellcome III, 121 Ferguson I, 319f. Duveen 251 Ferchl 186 Neu 1640 Brüning 2358 Hain/Schwarz Suppl. II, 100 Laut Dorbon 1873 u. Caillet 2201 ist nicht Glaser der Autor dieses Werkes, sondern ein gewisser Moise Charas. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe des berühmten Lehrbuches für den Unterricht der theoretischen Brüder im 2. Grad der Geheimlehre. "Traité de la chimie" erschien erstmals 1663 u. wurde in der vorliegenden Übersetzung zum grundlegenden Chemie-Lehrbuch für die Rosenkreuzer (nach Kopp II, 37). Der aus Basel stammende Pharmazeut Christoph Glaser (1628-1672) war Hofapotheker Ludwig XIV. u. musste nach Verwicklungen in den Giftmordprozess der Marquise de la Brinvilliers Frankreich verlassen. Die Tafeln zeigen versch. Destillierapparate, Öfen u. chemische Gerätschaften. -- ANGEBUNDEN: Radix Chimiae. Oder Wurtzel des Universals, anweisend die ware materiam universalis, dessen praeparation, Mittel, Anfang und Ende. Auffs klar- und deutlichste angewiesen durch G. M. B. D. S. [d.i. Gothofredus Mommius, Baron de Schwarzenstein]. o.O., o.V., 1680, 159 S. Ferguson II, 242. Mit den drei Anhängen: Appendix ad faciliorem Radicis chymiæ intellectum. I. Introductio generalis chymica, cum dictis philosophorum, ex libro Aurea Rosae II. Dicta Alani. III. Anonymi Tractatus philosophicus ad rubrum et album. Editore Joachimo Tanckio, M.D. IV. Processus lapidis philosophorum ex mercurio corporis, juxta doctrinam Bernhardi Comitis Trevisani. Trotz der lateinischen Titel überwiegend in deutsch verfasst. -- Einband etwas verzogen Bindung leicht gelockert Titelkupfer etwas wasserrandig u. mit hinterlegter Randläsur 5 Bll. mit Einriss (S.239-248), sonst ein gutes Expl.

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        A Set of Six Peonies)

      Nuremberg and Eichstatt 1640 - Six copper engraved plates with hand-colour. Plate size: 50cm x 44 cm. Magnificent plates from "Hortus Eystettensis", one of the earliest and most famous works in the field. The Hortus Eystettensis is a pictorial record of the flowers grown in the greatest German garden of its time, that of Prince Bishop of Eichstatt, Johann Conrad von Gemmingen. The garden was begun by Joachim Camerarius in 1596 and, after his death in 1598, completed by Basil Besler, a pharmacist from Nuremberg. A visitor, Philipp Hainhofer, in 1611 marvelled at the eight gardens, each containing 'flowers from a different country; they varied in the beds and flowers, especially in the beautiful roses, lilies, tulips.' The Hortus records this variety and beauty. The book is exceptional in every sense; in its variety and range of flowers, in its size, in its fine quality of engraving. It is also one of the earliest records of flowers from a specific, documented garden. Besler was asked to complete the work by Gemmingen in 1606; the huge nature of the task was clear to Besler and he enlisted the help of his younger brother Hieronymus and Ludwig Jungermann, a nephew of Camerarius. Printing the Hortus may have begun as early as 1607. Drawings were made in situ and from specimens sent by the Bishop to Nuremberg; the Bishop reported to Hainhofer that he had boxes of fresh flowers sent every week to Besler at Nuremberg for sketching. A team of at least 10 engravers were employed to translate the drawings to copperplates. The gardens, along with most of the town of Eichstatt, were destroyed by the invading Swedish troops under Herzog Bernhard von Weimar in 1633-4, although they were partially restored by later bishops. Many of the original drawings survive in the University Library, Erlangen. Nissen 158; Pritzel 745; Hunt 430; Blunt, pp 95-97; Stafleu & Cowan 497

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        Territorio Padovano

      Amsterdam 1640 - La carta firmata da Janssonius appare per la prima volta nel "Theatrum Italiae in Eius Regna Dominia." edito da Hendrick Hondius nel 1636 e contenente molte mappe di Jodocus Hondius e Jan Janssonius. L'opera presenta ben 39 nuove carte dellla penisola. Successivamente la carta è inserita negli atlanti di Hondius e Janssonius. Edizione con il testo tedesco. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bibliografia: Koeman Me 43. Dimensioni 490 380mm

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        ANTIQUORUM ITALIAE & ILLYRICI OCCIDENTALIS EPISCOPATUUM GEOGRAPHICA DESCRIPTIO.

      Italia 1640 - mm 365x503

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        Hibernia Regnum Vulgo Ireland.

      1640 - Amsterdam, 1640, French text edition, Original colour. 360 x 500mm. A decorative map of Ireland, embellished with a large decorative coat of arms, decorative title cartouche including the Irish Harp, and scale of miles, all in bright colours. BONAR LAW Pg. 41.

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        Historia del patriarcha S. Giovangualberto primo abbate & institutore del Monastico Ordine di Vallombrosa...

      appresso Gio. Battista Landini, 1640. Cm. 22, pp. (30) 527 (17). Bel frontespizio figurato, una tavola con il ritratto del Santo a piena pagina ed altre tre belle tavole nel testo incise a piena pagina da Stefano della Bella. Legatura del tempo in piena pergamena semirigida, dorso a piccoli nervi con titoli manoscritti. Esemplare genuino e marginoso, ben conservato. Prima edizione, rara di questa celebre biografia. Cfr. Piantanida (4586): "La biografia di S. Giovanni Gualberto Bisdomini (985-1073)... interessa la storia di Firenze intorno all'anno 1000 e quella di Vallombrosa". "Tutte le incisioni (frontespizio e ritratto compreso) sono di Stefano della Bella...".

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        Antique Map-DOMINIO FIORENTINO-FIORENTINA-SIENA-PISA-PERUGIA-ITALY-Blaeu-1640

      - Map: 'Dominio Fiorentino.' Beautiful map of Fiorentina, centered on Florence. Includes Siena, Perugia, Luca, and Pisa. Two large decorative cartouches. Copperplate engraving on a verge type of hand-laid paper. With beautiful original old hand colouring. Description: This antique map by Willem Janszoon Blaeu was published in The Netherlands ca. 1640.Artists and Engravers: Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571 - 1638), also abbreviated to Willem Jansz. Blaeu, was a Dutch cartographer, atlas maker and publisher. He had two sons, Johannes and Cornelis Blaeu, who continued their father's mapmaking and publishing business after his death in 1638. Condition: Good/excellent General age-related toning and light staining from handling as visible on image. Paper in the margins slightly browned. Very wide margins. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-P5-04 The overall size is ca. 24.4 x 20.9 inch. The image size is ca. 19.7 x 15.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 62 x 53 cm. The image size is ca. 50 x 38.5 cm.

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        I.Orchis Serapias secunda Dodonaei.

      1640 - copper engraved plate; overall size c 53 x 43 cm; plate size c 48 x 40 cm. 2nd edition. no text on verso. recent hand colouring.- A magnificent print from the ‘Hortus Eystettensis’ [The Garden of Eichstatt], one of the most amazing botanical books of the 17th century ever produced!- Basilius Besler, an apothecary and botanist from Nurnberg, was the curator of the prince bishop, Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, of Eichstätt in Bavaria. The bishop took great pride in the gardens of his palace, Willibaldsburg, which rivalled other magnificent gardens in Europe, and asked Besler to compile a codex of all the plants growing there which, initially, was started in 1596 and designed by Joachim Camerius the Younger (1534-1598). It took Besler 16 years to complete the task; unfortunately, the bishop died weeks before the publication of the Hortus. - The garden was sacked by Swedish troops in 1633/4 during the 30 Year War but re-opened in 1998 after reconstruction, following closely the outline of the book.- What makes the Hortus so unique is that instead of portraying medicinal or culinary plants, the emphasis was on garden flowers, herbs, vegetables and exotic plants. These were depicted almost life size with great detail, and arranged artistically and pleasing to even the modern eye, with an average of 3 plants on one sheet. This arrangement made up a total of 1084 plants on 367 copper engravings on 368 large folio sized sheets. - First published in 1613, 300 copies were printed which took over four years to sell. Two version were produced of the first edition: one with text on verso of the plant print, intended as reference books; the second without text, on quality paper and lavishly hand-coloured, used as presentation or subscriber copies. In 1640 and 1713, two further editions were published. - The luxury version sold for an exorbitant 500 florins, while the plain, uncoloured copies went for 35 florins each. Besler could finally purchase a comfortable home in a fashionable part of Nürnberg at a price of 2 500 florins – five coloured copies' worth of ‘Hortus Eystettensis'!- de Belder 23, 24, 25; Nissen 158- Paper oat meal coloured; hand written annotation in margin; margins cut down; on verso: remnants of paper tape from framing; plate darker than usual; o/w vg cond.

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        THE TRAGEDY OF ROLLO DUKE OF NORMANDY ACTED BY HIS MAJESTIES SERVANTS

      Oxford: Leonard Lichfield/Oxford University, 1640. First Edition. DECRIPTION: A fine example and survivor of this rare edition. The second printing, the first being in London in 1639. The original being printed as "The Bloody Brother." Also the first to list Fletcher as the author. On page 65 is Shakespeare's song "Take, oh take those lips away." The play was written in collaboration with John Fletcher, Philip Massinger, Ben Jonson, and George Chapman, literally a who's who of the great playwrights and poets of the time. This second edition is believed to have derived from a prompt book from a staging of the play. Fans of the History Channel series "Vikings" will recognize Rollo as the ruler of Paris and the brother of Ragnar Lodbrok.CONDITION NOTES: Octavo; G/Paper wraps; Torn wraps, large chip missing from front, tearing along spine, especially on lower edge; Pen titling on front wrap (hand-written title page); All pages are age-toned and spotted in places; Some liquid staining; All legible, a good reading copy only. Stored in plastic cover in case 0. Consignment JG. Dupont.

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        Gvinea

      Amsterdam 1640 - Decorativa carta dell'Africa Occidentale tratta dall'Atlas a cura degli eredi Jannsonius, edito dopo il 1656. Bellissima coloritura coeva, eccelente esemplare. Colourful cartouche on the lower border. Two natives sit at the sides of the title, above which is a scroll with flowers and fruit and, in the center, a very human-looking monkey. Each native holds a string of beads in one hand and, in the other hand, one has a spear and the other one, a parrot. Sitting at each side of the masonry surround is a monkey and on the lower left border are two children carrying a large elephant tusk on their shoulders. The interior contains various animals, rivers, lakes and mountains. five sailing ships are depicted in the seas along the coast line. Dimensioni 530 390mm

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        The General View of the Holy Scriptures: or, The Time, Places, and Persons of the Holy Scriptures, in handling whereof, First, Shewed Gods dealing with Mankind in several Times; His many and wonderful favours bestowed, and his remarkable judgements inflicted on divers Persons, and Places. Secondly, Occasion is given to explain sundry difficult Places of Scripture, and to set forth the Lives and Deaths of many Kings, Patriarches, Prophets, and Saints of God. All leading to Jesus Christ our Savior

      Printed by J.B. and S.B. for Henry Ockould, London 1640 - Quarto. Imprimatur, Sam: Baker. (18) 355 (9)pp. Original leather with gilt lettering on label of spine; raised bands. Housed in orange clamshell box with gilt lettering on spine. Double-ruling and decorative headpieces and initials. Decorative printer's devices on title page and facing page. Ruling of text pages with printed shoulder notes. Dedication to Sir Paul Pindar, Kt. and epistle to the Christian reader by Thomas Hayne, the English schoolmaster and theologian. Alphabetical table (Index) at rear. Clamshell box with library barcode in upper right corner of front cover. Binding damaged due to water exposure and some worming and chips on front, chips on back cover. Spine cracked at joints and starting at front and back gutters. Binding in general a bit loose but holding. Exlibris of Mr. W.H. Elliot with coat of arms on inside front cover. Title page with one inch missing at top, dedication page with half an inch missing at top. Block with some age toning and water staining starting on page 265 through end. Clamshell box in near fine, binding in poor, interior in good- condition. Ex-Library Second edition revised and very much enlarged. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Disquisitionum magicarum libri sex, quibus continetur accurata curiosarum artium, e vanarum superstitionum confutatio; apprime utilis, et necessaria theologis, iurisconsultis, medicis. Hac veneta, et postrema editione omnium maxime elaborata.

      Venezia, apud Juntas, 1652, in-4to (cm. 23 x 17,5) cartonato antico con titolo manoscritto al dorso, pp. (20)-768-(92), grande marca tipografica xilografica al frontespizio. Pregevole edizione, ristampa dell'ediz. del Sarzina 1640, di questa vasta e fortunatissima opera sulla magia. Include tutti i rituali e processi di accusa alla stregoneria e magia e altri rituali importanti come l'unione sessuale tra demoni e streghe. Bella copia, legatura integra e assai congrua.

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        Abrégé chronologique de l'histoire romaine (.). Tome VII (RELIURE EN MAROQUIN AUX ARMES DU GRAND DAUPHIN).

      - Paris, Théodore Girard, 1640. In-12, plein maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné de compartiments garnis d'un fer au "Dauphin couronné", plats ornés d’un triple filet d'encadrement, chiffre couronné aux angles encadré de lauriers, grandes armes du Dauphin dorées au centre, tranches dorées, roulette sur les coupes et les chasses (reliure de l'époque). Belle reliure aux grandes armes et au chiffre couronné de Louis de France, le "Grand Dauphin" (1661-1711), fils aîné de Louis XIV et de Marie-Thérèse d'Autriche (O.H.R., pl. 2522, fer 6). Le Grand Dauphin vécut quarante-neuf ans dans l'ombre du Roi Soleil, attendant un trône auquel il n'accéda jamais. En 1711, quatre ans avant son père, il mourait dans son somptueux domaine de Meudon. Seul enfant légitime de Louis XIV à survivre, sur lui reposait tout l'édifice politique construit patiemment par le roi. Cet exemplaire a figuré à l'exposition ‘Trésors du Grand Siècle: Louis XIV’, tenue au château de Nyon en 1957, sous le n° 510. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Valletta Citta Nova di Malta. Große Karte von Valletta mit Stadtbefestigung, Forts, gekrönter Wappemkartusche und Innenkarte von Malta. Kupferstich von Matthäus Merian um 1640

      Frankfurt am Main: Merianische Offizin 1640 - Original-Kupferstich von Matthäus Merian (in der Platte signiert) auf rückseitig unbedrucktem Imperialfolio-Büttenblatt, Blattgröße ca. 30,5 x 38,5 cm, Kartusche mit Landkarte von Malta, Gozzo und Comeno und Meilenzeiger, Windrose mit Italien, Sizilien und Malta im westlichen Mittelmeer, in der linken unteren Ecke gekröntes Wappenschild von Malte, in der linken oberen Ecke Legende mit den 41 bedeutendsten Kirchen, Toren, Straßen, Bollwerken, Windmühlen und Plätzen der Stadt Valletta, sauber und bemerkenswert gut erhalten, in der Platte alt eiweißgehöht, selten 2100 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Del convito d'Ottavio Magnanini parte prima ovvero Il Pio [.].

      - In Ferrara, per Francesco Suzzi stampator camerale, 1640, in-folio piccolo, leg. coeva in piena pergamena floscia, piatti inquadrati da filetto dorato, singoli ferri floreali agli angoli interni della cornice e al centro dello specchio (macchie alla pergamena), pp. [4], 28, 268. Solo prima parte: l'anno successivo fu pubblicata la seconda (Parte seconda, Il Gualengo): cfr. Westbury p. 138 e Vicaire 549. Haym p. 602, n. 9. Comunque molto raro: in ICCU è ad oggi censita solo questa parte, presente in due soli esemplari. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Provisioneel en[de] particulier tractaet, ... tusschen de heer Francisco de Sousa Continho, raedt ende ambassadeur vanden ... coningh van Portugael ... ende de heeren gedeputeerden vande ... Staten Generael ... aengaende de controversie over de jurisdictie ende territorie van 't fort Galle, etc.The Hague, Widow and heirs of Hillebrant Jacobsz van Wouw, 1645. 4to. With the woodcut arms of the States General (lion with sword and 7 arrows) in an elaborately decorated cartouche with military attributes on title-page. Modern black paper wrappers.

      STCN 036718416; cf. Knuttel 5202 & 5205b; Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 242 (other editions). Early edition of the Dutch translation of a provisional agreement made between the Dutch States General and the Portuguese ambassador Francisco de Zousa Continho on the jurisdiction and territory of Fort Galle in Ceylon (Sri Lanka), one of the most important outposts both strategically and as a trading centre. The Dutch had captured it from the Portuguese in 1640 and they had been fighting in the region since that time. The treaty notes the losses and battles caused by the dispute between the two powers and the demands made by the Dutch government to secure their position in the East Indies. This includes their demand for a yearly supply of cinnamon, through which the Portuguese are to pay off their debt, and restitution by both parties for the losses they caused one another. The parties agree to honor the treaty and not trespass on each other's rights and territories.In very good condition.

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        Hibernia regnum vulgo Ireland

      Amsterdam 1640 - Carta geografica tratta da "Atlas Major.", by Willem e Johannes Blaeu, circa 1660. Map from "Atlas Major " by Willem and J. Blaeu, Latin edition, circa 1660. Dimensioni 500 390mm

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        Comitatus Tirolensis

      Amsterdam 1640 - Carta geografica inserita nel Novus Atlas sive Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, pubblicato dal Janssonius nel 1641. Rispetto ai modelli precedenti e contemporanei, la carta non presenta originalità nei rilevamenti, mentre territorialmente si estende ai Tirolo di Nord e Sud, e del Trentino comprende solo la zona a Nord di Trento. Decorativo il grande cartiglio col titolo, con due figure ai lati a sostenerlo. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva, in ottime condizioni. G. Tomasi, Il Territorio Trentino-Tirolese nell'antica cartografia, sc. 29 Dimensioni 520 400mm

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        CONSTANTINUS ROMAE LIBERATOR POEMA HEROICUM

      Rome: Ex Typograhia Manelsi Manelsii, 1640. FIRST EDITION. This is the rarely seen original printing of Donati's tribute to the first Christian emperor of Rome, offered here in a lavishly decorated binding with connections to a prominent Italian family that gave the Catholic Church five cardinals and two popes. This posthumous work is an heroic poem recounting Constantine I's successful efforts to unite the eastern and western halves of the Roman Empire under the banner of Christianity. Dedicated to the young duke of Etruria in the hope that he would be inspired by Constantine's example of leadership, it was the final work by Donati (1584-1640), an eminent author of books on poetics and Roman history, and it was considered a laudable capstone to a noteworthy career. The Piccolomini family was powerful in Siena from the 13th through the 18th century, and in addition to prominent financiers, their ranks included important ecclesiastics, generals, and statesmen. The owner of the present volume was likely Cardinal Celio Piccolomini (1609-81), an ecclesiastical lawyer and papal nuncio. The book subsequently passed into the library of the great collector Jean (or Hans) Furstenberg (1890-1982), who put together one of the finest collections of 18th century books ever assembled, and an impressive array of fine and historic bindings. Later owner Camille Aboussouan (1919-2013) was a Lebanese diplomat, translator, and bibliophile.. 175 x 125 mm. (6 7/8 x 4 3/4"). 4 p.l., 310, [10] pp. FIRST EDITION. CONTEMPORARY LIMP VELLUM, EXTRAVAGANTLY GILT, covers with frames of decorative rolls enclosing a central panel with fan cornerpieces and the arms of Cardinal Piccolomini, flat spine gilt in compartments with central fleuron and curling cornerpieces, remnants of ties, all edges gilt. Extra engraved title page with the arms of the duke of Etruria. Front pastedown with morocco bookplate of Hans Furstenberg; recto and verso of front free endpaper with bookplates of Camille Aboussouan.Shallow chip along one inch of the front board fore edge, vellum lightly soiled, but the beautifully decorated binding very solid and very pleasing. Faint dampstain to head of leaves, extending slightly into text on first and last two gatherings, other minor defects in the text, but generally quite clean and fresh internally, with nothing approaching a significant condition issue.This is the rarely seen original printing of Donati's tribute to the first Christian emperor of Rome, offered here in a lavishly decorated binding with connections to a prominent Italian family that gave the Catholic Church five cardinals and two popes. This posthumous work is an heroic poem recounting Constantine I's successful efforts to unite the eastern and western halves of the Roman Empire under the banner of Christianity. Dedicated to the young duke of Etruria in the hope that he would be inspired by Constantine's example of leadership, it was the final work by Donati (1584-1640), an eminent author of books on poetics and Roman history, and it was considered a laudable capstone to a noteworthy career. The Piccolomini family was powerful in Siena from the 13th through the 18th century, and in addition to prominent financiers, their ranks included important ecclesiastics, generals, and statesmen. The owner of the present volume was likely Cardinal Celio Piccolomini (1609-81), an ecclesiastical lawyer and papal nuncio. The book subsequently passed into the library of the great collector Jean (or Hans) Furstenberg (1890-1982), who put together one of the finest collections of 18th century books ever assembled, and an impressive array of fine and historic bindings. Later owner Camille Aboussouan (1919-2013) was a Lebanese diplomat, translator, and bibliophile.

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        Antique Master Print-LANDSCAPE-CLIFFS-TREES-STREAM-Naywinx-ca. 1640

      - Antique Master Print, untitled. Landscape with a trees and cliffs near a stream. Etching on hand laid paper. Watermark: Pascal Lamb = ca. 1655. Description: No. 4 from a series. State: Second state of 2. Ref: Hollstein 12. Provenance: Kupferstich Kabinet Berlin (Lugt 1606 & 2398), K. F. von Nagler (Lugt 2529) and J. R. Voute (not in Lugt).Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Herman Naywinx' after own design. Herman Naywinx (ca. 1624 - ca. 1654) made only 16 small landscape etchings. Very little is known of him; he is supposed to have moved to Hamburg where he died. Condition: Very good, given age. No margins. Remains of paper / tape from previous attachment on rear. Small tear in top left corner, backed. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: LA-C7-LA-04 The overall size is ca. 4.6 x 5.2 inch. The image size is ca. 4.6 x 5.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 11.7 x 13.2 cm. The image size is ca. 11.7 x 13.2 cm.

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        C Plinii Caecilii Secundi Epistolarum Libri X et Pangyricus Accedunt ariantes Lectiones

      Good. Lugd[uni] Batavorum, Ex Officinâ Elseviriorum, 1640. 12mo. [xxiv; 1-289 ; 300-414 ; xxviii] Numbers 290-299 not used in pagination. Printers device on the title page. (Dedication to Ioanni de Laet by Bonaventure and Abraham Elzevier, Lugd-Batav.Kal.Sept. MDCXL. Praefatio, C. Plinii Caecilii Secundi Vita per Ioannem Mariam Catanaeum composita. Eiusdem Vita ex epistola collecta. Ex Onuphrii Panuini Commentariis in fastos, ad annum DCCCLIII. Nomenclator.) Black gilt morocco, raised bands with armorial back strip. Bookplates of M. A. G-du Plessis and P. de La Moranderie. Hinges worn but holding. Willems 506.

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        Rare Antique Master Print-RIVER-VILLAGE-FARMS-Savary-Gaultier-ca. 1640

      - Antique Master Print, untitled. A river with boat and a village with farms. Etching on hand laid paper. Watermark: jug Description: No. 4 from a set of 14 landscapes. State: Only state. Ref: Hollstein under Jan van de Velde p. 160. Very rare print.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Claude Savary & Barthelemy Gaultier' after own design. Claude Savary & Barthelemy Gaultier were active as printmakers and publishers in Lyon between ca. 1625-1660. They made several sets of landscape prints in the manner of Jan van de Velde etc. Condition: Very good, given age. Small margins. Top left corner a bit thin and slight paper loss. Remains of paper on rear from previous attachement. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: LA-C5-LA-30 The overall size is ca. 10 x 5.2 inch. The image size is ca. 9.8 x 5 inch. The overall size is ca. 25.5 x 13.3 cm. The image size is ca. 25 x 12.7 cm.

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        1640 - King Charles Summons the Great Council to York.

      FAIRFAX, Edward., Lord. "Your Lordships very affectionat kinsman and servant, Clare" to Lord Fairfax, asking for Fairfax's help with lodgings and a stable when Holles and Lord North attend the King at York on the 24th of the month. One page, one professional repair at head; with the integral address leaf, 'To the Right honourable the Lord Fayrfax at his house in York, or in his absence to Mrs Fayrfax his daughter in law", part red wax seal remaining. London, 15 September 1640. ~ Following defeat at the battle of Newburn, the Royalist army under Thomas Fairfax retreated towards Yorkshire, leaving the two northern counties in the undisputed possession of the Scots. Charles hastened with reinforcements to York, where he found himself at the head of 20,000 men, with sixty pieces of cannon. But here he was beset with difficulties; his army was inexperienced and of doubtful loyalty, and its maintenance in the field could not long be sustained without supplies. Ten years had passed since Charles had dissolved his last parliament, and he had ruled in the meantime without its aid. He now summoned the peers of the realm to meet him in a great council, to be held at York, on the 24th September 1640. The people viewed this return to ancient feudal practice with alarm, and the friends of the king advised him to summon a new parliament, to which he reluctantly assented. The Great Council in York met at the Dean's House next to the Minster. Ferdinando Fairfax 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1584-1648), was commander of the parliamentary forces in Yorkshire during the Civil War. Dudley North (1581-1666). After the dissolution of the Short Parliament, with seventeen other peers, in August 1640 he had signed the petition praying that a parliament might be summoned with all speed.

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        The General View of the Holy Scriptures: or, The Time, Places, and Persons of the Holy Scriptures, in handling whereof, First, Shewed Gods dealing with Mankind in several Times; His many and wonderful favours bestowed, and his remarkable judgements inflicted on divers Persons, and Places. Secondly, Occasion is given to explain sundry difficult Places of Scripture, and to set forth the Lives and Deaths of many Kings, Patriarches, Prophets, and Saints of God. All leading to Jesus Christ our Savior

      London: Printed by J.B. and S.B. for Henry Ockould, 1640. Ex-Library Second edition revised and very much enlarged. Hardcover. poor to near fine. Quarto. Imprimatur, Sam: Baker. (18) 355 (9)pp. Original leather with gilt lettering on label of spine; raised bands. Housed in orange clamshell box with gilt lettering on spine. Double-ruling and decorative headpieces and initials. Decorative printer's devices on title page and facing page. Ruling of text pages with printed shoulder notes. Dedication to Sir Paul Pindar, Kt. and epistle to the Christian reader by Thomas Hayne, the English schoolmaster and theologian. Alphabetical table (Index) at rear. Clamshell box with library barcode in upper right corner of front cover. Binding damaged due to water exposure and some worming and chips on front, chips on back cover. Spine cracked at joints and starting at front and back gutters. Binding in general a bit loose but holding. Exlibris of Mr. W.H. Elliot with coat of arms on inside front cover. Title page with one inch missing at top, dedication page with half an inch missing at top. Block with some age toning and water staining starting on page 265 through end. Clamshell box in near fine, binding in poor, interior in good- condition.

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        ORNATUS MULIEBRIS ANGLICANUS, Or the Severall Habits of English Women, From the Nobilitie to the Contry Woman, as They Are in These Times, 1640 .

      (London, [Henry Overton]) circa 1700. Issue unknown as LACKING TITLE PAGE, late 17th or early 18th century, small 4to, approximately 260 x 200 mm, 10¼ x 7½ inches, 26 etched plates, complete, image size approximately 135 x 132 mm, 5¼ x 2 7/8, varying very slightly, good impressions, all plates numbered in lower corner of image, a few bound slightly out of order, the collection handsomely bound in modern half calf over new marbled sides, patterned gilt dividing lines, raised bands, gilt rules and gilt floral ornament in 5 compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. A collection of 25 full length elegant and attractive costume plates of English gentlewomen and 1 of a kitchen maid, originally published in 1640. Very popular, there were many issues up to the end of the 18th century. The plates in our collection are on laid paper with 2 different watermarks: the Strasburg Lily and the Fleur de Lys, and are in Pennington's State ii. Plate 1 very slightly chipped at fore-edge and at lower outer corner, neatly repaired, small closed tear to inner edge of No.9, another to inner margin of No.10, lower margin of No.14 and No.15, 2 tiny closed tears to corner of No.16, another closed tear 60 mm (2 3/8") to outer margin of No.12, not entering image, all neatly repaired on reverse, very light creasing to lower blank margin corner of No.11 plus a very small pale brown spot in same corner. A very good complete set of these famous Hollar plates, lacking title page as noted. Pennington, Wenceslaus Hollar, page 292, 1778-1803A; Colas, Bibliographie du Costume, 1464; Hiler, Bibliography of Costume, page 443. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Proclamación católica a la maestad piadosa de Filipe el Grande rey de las España, y emperador de las Indias nuestro señor. Los conselleres y consejo de ciento de la ciudad de Barcelona

      por Sebastian y Iayme Mateuad impresor de la Ciudad y su Universidad, En Barcelona 1640 - In-folio (290x205 mm.), pp. (4), 135 [recte 141], (3). Arma della città di Barcellona al frontespizio incisa da Jean de Courbes; altre 2 figure in legno a piena pagina (Calice eucaristico e immagine di Santa Eulalia di Barcelona). Legatura in mezza pelle con titolo inciso in oro in senso longitudinale al frontespizio, piatti in pergamena decorata. Bell'esemplare. Il testo di questa proclamazione fu scritto dal frate Gaspar Sala Berart su incarico del Consell de Cent. Opera assai importante nelle pubblicista moderna poiché inaugura una fase di veemente guerra propagandistica delle autorità catalane contro la monarchia di Filippo IV. Ottimo esemplare. Bibliografia: Palau y Dulcet, n. 238274, in nota) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Indiae Orientalis nova descriptio.

      1640 - Amsterdam c1640 copper engraved map; 39 x 50 cm ; exc. cond. Beautifully decorated map of the East Indies with a nice large cartouche, vignette, scales and 2 windroses. This is one of Jansson's historically most important maps, first published in 1630, being the first map to show evidence of the route taken by the ?Duyfken?, the ship that discovered Australia. The Dutch East India Company had placed a secrecy order on Blaeu, their official cartographer. It is assumed that Jansson either had access to the original map used by the ?Duyfken? or the Hessel Gerritz? map of the Pacific. Beneath New Guinea 'Duyfkens Eyland' is marked. Jansson belonged to the influential map publishing Dutch family, publishing first in Arnhem, then later in Amsterdam. In 1612, he married the daughter of Jodocus Hondius and Colette van den Keere as well as starting up his own business in Amsterdam where he published atlases, maps and globes. In the same year, his father-in-law died and he assisted his widowed mother-in-law with the publication of the Mercator/Hondius atlas. After her and her son?s, Jodocus the Younger, death, Jansson together with his brother-in-law, Henricus Hondius, revised the atlas which, from 1638 onwards, became known as ?Atlas Novus? and was published in several languages over many years. From the early 1640s, Jansson continued on his own to expand the ?Atlas? which then became known as ?Atlas Maior? with editions in Dutch, French, Latin, German ad English. [ref: 1996 ]

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        Aethiopia Superior vel interior; vulgo Abissinorum

      Amsterdam 1640 - Carta dell'Africa Orientale raffigurante il mitico Impero del Prete Gianni. Decorata da un meraviglioso cartiglio. Edizione a cura degli eredi Janssonius, dopo il 1656. Coloritura coeva, in ottime condizioni. An attractive map of the Eastern African and the fictitious kingdom of Prester John. The map shows a major section of central and eastern Africa including Mozambique north to present day Sudan The map contains numerous coastal place names such as Mozambique Island, Quiloa, Mombaza, and Melinde indicating the importance of the area to both Arab, Portuguese, and traders and explorers from other countries. The Congo region on the west coast of Africa is included in this map. The two Ptolemaic lakes of Zaire and Zaflan are in the lower portion of the map. Lake Niger, and the supposed course of the Niger River, is shown flowing westward. This map is based on Ortelius' map of Prester John of 1573. The myth of Prester John, the good king defeating the enemies of Christianity, was in part a response to Mongol and Islamic pressures on Christian Europe. Initially, Prester John was placed in Asia, but later in East Africa. The center of the map above ,Amara mons, the kingdom of Prester John, shows a note in Latin to the effect that here the sons are Prester John are held in confinement. Dimensioni 490 390mm

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        Lexicon chaldaicum, talmudicum et rabbinicum : in quo omnes voces ... fideliter explicantur ... passim etiam suis locis Hebraeorum et Chaldaeorum proverbia, apothegmata ... ex propriis ipsorum libris producuntur & explanantur ... / opus XXX. annorum, nunc demum post patris obitum ex ipsius autographo ... in lucem editum a Johanne Buxtorfio filio ; cum indice vocum Latinarum & locorum N.T. illustratorum [Lacking the engraved frontispiece portrait and the engraved title]

      Basileae (Basel): Ludovici König, 1640. Second edition. Hardcover. g to g+. Folio (15 1/2 x 10 1/4"). [12], 2680 columns (1440pp), [64]pp (Index). Modern full brown morocco, with gilt-lettered leather label on spine. Raised bands. Decorative head-, tailpieces and initials. Begun by Johannes Buxtorf in 1609, and completed by his son in 1639, this second edition of "Lexicon chaldaicum, talmudicum et rabbinicum" immediately became a standard reference work for Christian scholars in Jewish studies. (a new but very imperfect edition was published as late as 1866). Because of the time needed to be completed, the "Lexicon chaldaicum, talmudicum et rabbinicum" has often been referred to as the "opus triginta annorum," work of thirty years (1609-1639). Integrating a variety of Roman, Italic, Greek, Hebrew and Gothic typefaces, this lexicon is also an impressive example of 17th century printing. The text, in two columns, is arranged alphabetically according to the Hebrew alphabet, however, the text itself is in Latin. Unfortunately, this work is lacking the engraved frontispiece portrait of Johannes Buxtorf and the additional engraved title.Moderate rubbing along front joint. Gold lettering mostly faded on title label. Modern endpapers and fly leaves. Previous owners' inscriptions pasted on inside of front cover. Lower corner of title page expertly repaired. Most pages foxed / age-toned throughout. Text in Latin with some Hebrew. Binding in overall good+, interior in good to good+ condition. About the author: Johannes Buxtorf (1564-1629) was a celebrated Hebraist, member of a family of Orientalists; professor of Hebrew for thirty-nine years at Basel and was known by the title, "Master of the Rabbis." His massive work, "De Synagoga Judaica" (1st. ed. 1603), scrupulously documents the customs and society of German Jewry in the early modern period. Buxtorf was the father of Johannes Buxtorf the Younger.

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        Antique Master Print-MOOR-WARRIOR-HORSE-Della Bella-ca. 1640

      - Antique print, untitled. It shows: a Moorish warrior on a horse. Etching, watermark: tre lune. Description: From a series of warriors on horseback. State: only state. Ref: De Vesme 270. Artists and Engravers: Made by S. D. Bella. Stefano Della Bella (1610-1664) originated from Florence and was later active as a graphic artist in Paris. He produced a wide variety of prints, with all kinds of subjectmatter. His prints were very popular and widely copied by printpublishers. Condition: Very good, no margins. Paper slightly browned. Nice impression General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: R2-145 LA The overall size is ca. 7.3 x 7.4 inch. The image size is ca. 7.3 x 7.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 18.5 x 18.7 cm. The image size is ca. 18.5 x 18.7 cm.

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        Ducato di Ferrara

      Amsterdam 1640 - La carta del territorio ferrarese di Johannes Blaeu è edita per la prima volta nell'edizione francese del "Le theatre du Monde." del 1640. Successivamente viene usata per tutte le edizione degli atlanti del Blaeu. Esemplare tratto dall'edizione olandese del Theatrum del Blaeu, che prende il nome di "Toonneel des Aerdrijcx oft Nieuwe Atlas.", 1642. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bibliografia: Koeman Bl 38A, 249. A. Alberghini (a cura di) "Ferrara." p. 34 Dimensioni 495 380mm

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        Antique Master Print-LANDSCAPE-OAK TREES-Morin-Fouquier-ca. 1640

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'Les deux Chaumieres.' - (The two oak trees.) A landscape with large trees and a few figures, as well as a farmhouse to the left. Etching on hand laid paper. Watermark: Coat of arms and countermark double C = Mazel 9& 10, ca. 1640-50. Description: From a set of 4 prints after Fouquier State: First state of 3. Ref: Mazel 105/Robert-Dumesnil 98. Provenance: Samuel Coster (Lugt 462) Very good impression from a 17th. Century collectionArtists and Engravers: Made by 'Jean Morin ' after 'Jacques Fouquier'. Jean Morin (ca. 1605-1650) was a French painter and superior etcher/engraver. He was a student of Philippe de Champaigne, active in Paris. He made a set of portraits and several sets of landscapes. Jacques Foucquier / Fouquieres (ca. 1580-1659) was an esteemed Flemish born French painter and engraver of mostly landscapes. Condition: Very good, given age. With margins on three sides, right side cut to or a little over the image edge and remargined. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPCLA-E1-07 The overall size is ca. 12 x 16.4 inch. The image size is ca. 11.3 x 15.7 inch. The overall size is ca. 30.4 x 41.6 cm. The image size is ca. 28.6 x 39.9 cm.

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        An apothecary's secret storage box, concealed in a 17th century folio.

      Probably Germany, 19th century. - Using the binding and block of: Sebastião Barradas, SJ, Opera omnia, vol. III (Mainz, Mylius, 1640). 674 pages, all edges red, pasted together, hollowed out (interior space: 158 x 280 mm) and lined with red marbled paper, filled with 10 small drawers and a mirror-lined compartment holding four identical glass bottles. Early 18th century full leather gilt, spine richly gilt in seven compartments, spine labels reading "R. P. Barradii Opera", "Tomus III". Folio (230 x 348 mm). A curious late 19th century concoction, using an inconspicuous mid-17th-century volume of theology in a slightly later binding to conceal a miniature chest of draws with space for four bottles measuring up to ca. 10 cms. The German-language drawer labels bear the names of poisonous plants: banewort, Devil's snare, hemlock, wormwood, henbane and foxglove, among others. The pastedown bears a large memento-mori illustration with a Latin quote from the Epistle to the Hebrews (9:27): "Statutum est hominibus semel mori" ("All men are destined to die once"). - Front cover slightly warped, but well preserved in all. An appealing ensemble, probably an elaborate private prank. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE TRAGEDY OF ROLLO DUKE OF NORMANDY ACTED BY HIS MAJESTIES SERVANTS

      Leonard Lichfield/Oxford University, Oxford 1640 - DECRIPTION: A fine example and survivor of this rare edition. The second printing, the first being in London in 1639. The original being printed as "The Bloody Brother." Also the first to list Fletcher as the author. On page 65 is Shakespeare's song "Take, oh take those lips away." The play was written in collaboration with John Fletcher, Philip Massinger, Ben Jonson, and George Chapman, literally a who's who of the great playwrights and poets of the time. This second edition is believed to have derived from a prompt book from a staging of the play. Fans of the History Channel series "Vikings" will recognize Rollo as the ruler of Paris and the brother of Ragnar Lodbrok. CONDITION NOTES: Octavo; G/Paper wraps; Torn wraps, large chip missing from front, tearing along spine, especially on lower edge; Pen titling on front wrap (hand-written title page); All pages are age-toned and spotted in places; Some liquid staining; All legible, a good reading copy only. Stored in plastic cover in case 0. Consignment JG. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Cinera cum flore.

      Eichstatt: , 1640. Copperplate engraving. Later hand-colour. Plate mark size: 485 × 400 mm. Mounted size: 730 x 640 mm. Very good condition. A wonderful life size botanical print from Basilius Besler's epic work; the 'Hortus Eystettensis'. Besler was a Nuremberg apothecary, commissioned in 1600 by Konrad, the Bishop Prince of Eichstatt, to engrave the contents of his extensive gardens. The resulting 374 plates (illustrating more than a thousand flowers), were arranged according to the yearly seasons. When the book was first published in 1613, it was the largest book ever printed, and the scarce, coloured versions of the prints sold for ten times the price of those sold in black and white. Besler worked on the drawings for almost sixteen years, supervising a team of at least six engravers. The impressive size and scope of these elaborately produced copper engravings certainly make the Hortus Eystettensis one of the most ambitious and stunning botanical publications in the entire history of botanical illustration.

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        Antique Master Print-WOODLAND-SHEPHERD-GOAT-SHEEP-Della Bella-ca. 1640

      - Antique print, titled: 'Due Cavalieri Passano Vicino A Un Gregge', Two noblemen on horseback passing through a flock of livestock (sheep, bull and a goat) and two shepherds, in a wooded, hilly landscape. Etching on hand laid paper with watermark. Made by Bella after own design. Stefano Della Bella (1610-1664) originated from Florence and was later active as a graphic artist in Paris. He produced a wide variety of prints, with all kinds of subjectmatter. His prints were very popular and widely copied by printpublishers. Condition: Fair, given age. A horizontal tear over the middle of the image, backed with acid-free archival tape. A crease in the left margin. Margins soiled. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 11.7 x 13 inch. The image size is ca. 10.4 x 11.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 29.7 x 33 cm. The image size is ca. 26.4 x 30.1 cm.

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        Il Guerriero prudente, e politico Del Conte Galeazzo Gualdo Priorato. Alla maestà christianissima del re di Francia, e di Navarra Luigi terzo decimo il Giusto, il Trionfante

      Venetia, 1640 - Cartonnage d'époque. [8]ff, 251pp, [1]f blanc. Édition originale, bien complète du titre-frontispice gravé. Erudit et historiographe, Gualto Priorato prit notamment part aux guerres de religion en France. Cette oeuvre s?inspire de son expérience militaire. Frontispice court en marge inférieure. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Ministre fidelle, représenté sous Louis VI en la personne de Suger, abbé de S. Denys en France ; & Régent du Royaume sous Louis VII : tiré du manuscrit latin de F. Guillaume. Avecque des lettres historiques du pape Eugène III, du Roi Louis VII, & de quelques autres princes & prélats : addressées au mesme Suger. Le tout de la traduction de I. Baudoin.

      Paris, Augustin Courbé, 1640, - petit in-8, [11] ff. n. ch. (titre, dédicace à Richelieu, Au lecteur, préface), 304 pp., [2] ff. n. ch. (table des lettres) ; manque le portrait-frontispice, vélin souple, dos lisse, tranches mouchetées de rouge (reliure de l'époque). Exemplaire en partie déboîté, quelques ff. détachés dans les pièces liminaires.Première édition de cette vie édifiante, rédigée par le secrétaire de Suger. En fait, derrière la personne du grand Abbé médiéval, il faut lire l'ouvrage comme une apologie du ministérat de Richelieu auquel il est dédié : ce que Suger fut pour Louis VI et Louis VII, le Cardinal l'est auprès de leur lointain descendant. Cioranescu, XVII, 10454. Exemplaire de Hyacinthe Carrère, avec vignette ex-libris contrecollée sur les premières gardes.

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        Sicilia Regnum

      MERIAN M. Sicilia Regnum. Incisione all'acquaforte. 1640 ca. Cm.27x35 oltre margini. Cartiglio con titolo, stemma della Città di Palermo ed insegna araldica del Sovrano.

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