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        [The Workes, Parts II-IV, the Third Volume]

      [London: Thomas Walkley], 1640. 9-16, 1-8, 17-292; 132; 122, 133-155 pp. Collation: (Part II, Masques, Under-woods, Mortimer) C4 B4 D-Q4 R2 S-X4 Y2 Z-Oo4 Pp2 Qq4; (Part IV, Horace Art of Poetrie, English Grammar, Timber) A-K4 L2 M-R4; (Part III, Magnetick Lady, Tale of a Tub, Sad Shepherd) A-P4 Q2 R-V4. Complete, bound out-of-order, with Part IV following Part II. 1 vols. Folio. Later half crimson calf and boards. Covers rubbed, text toned, some staining, closed tear to margin of K(3), Part II. Ownership inscription of John Ballett on ffep and two manuscript library catalogues of Thomas and John Mills on front blanks. 9-16, 1-8, 17-292; 132; 122, 133-155 pp. Collation: (Part II, Masques, Under-woods, Mortimer) C4 B4 D-Q4 R2 S-X4 Y2 Z-Oo4 Pp2 Qq4; (Part IV, Horace Art of Poetrie, English Grammar, Timber) A-K4 L2 M-R4; (Part III, Magnetick Lady, Tale of a Tub, Sad Shepherd) A-P4 Q2 R-V4. Complete, bound out-of-order, with Part IV following Part II. 1 vols. Folio. A continuation of the 1616 folio edition of Jonson's works was published in 1631 by Robert Allot, and re-issued by Richard Meighen in 1640 with a new general title-page. At this time, a third volume of Jonson's works, parts II-IV, was published by Thomas Walkley, without title or prefatory material. Walkley had received manuscripts of unpublished works from Sir Kenelm Digby, to whom Jonson had them entrusted before his death. Lawsuits involving an attempted competing edition by Crooke and Benson complicate the publication history and the third volume is variously found separately, as here, or issued together with the second volume with 1640 title-page. Pforzheimer notes "Copies of parts II-IV (Walkley's third volume) separately bound without any general-title are very uncommon but whether because they have been considered incomplete and so discarded, or because comparatively few copies were so issued cannot be determined." ESTC lists John Dawson as the printer; Pforzheimer notes the volume was printed anonymously but that "the ornaments used were at that time in the possession of Bernard Alsop and Thomas Fawcett" who likley also printed the 1640 general-title. With two 19th-century manuscript library catalogues on the front two blanks, each listing 18 books, the first with prices in pounds paid, signed, respectively, "Thomas Mills his Books" and "John Mills his Books." "Ben Johnsons Plays" is listed as the first item in Thomas Mills' library, at a price of 2 shillings. Other books include "Arabian Nights Entertainment 4 Vollumes" (10 shillings, 8 pence), various bibles and prayer books, spelling books and grammars, and works on politics and history. ESTC S111824; Pforzheimer 560; Gregg, III, pp. 1079-1081

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        Les Essais de Michel Seigneur de Montaigne. Edition nouvelle corrigée suivant les premières impressions de L'Angelier. Et augmentée d'annotations en marge de toutes les Matières plus remarquables. Avec la vie de l'Autheur extraicte de ses propres Escrits.

      - Paris, Robert Denain, 1640. In-folio (402 x 271 mm), plein maroquin bleu nuit richement orné d’un décor à la "Du Seuil", dos à 5 nerfs guillochés or, orné de caissons décorés de fleurons en losange ajourés, palettes et roulettes dorées, pièce d’auteur et de titre de maroquin rouge et havane, deux jeux de triple encadrement sur les plats avec fleuron aux quatre angles, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure XXe siècle dans le goût de l'époque), (1) f. de titre, (2) p. d'avertissement, (4) p. de table des chapitres, (4) p. ‘Vie de Montaigne’, 750, (14) p. de table des matières, titre rouge et noir comportant un portrait de Montaigne gravé sur cuivre à mi-page. Édition monumentale, partagée entre Augustin Courbé, Robert Denain et Michel Blageart. C'est la plus grande jamais réalisée des 'Essais' de Montaigne et Sayce la considère comme la plus fidèle des éditions du XVIIe siècle. "It is therefore more faithful to the posthumous text of the ‘Essais’ than any other 17th c. edition, including those of 1617, 1625 and 1635 supervised by Mlle de Gournay" (Sayce & Maskell). (Brunet III, 1837. Collection Pottiée-Sperry, n°16 (variante). Sayce et Maskell, 27(e). Tchemerzine, IV, 898). Large ex-libris manuscrit au contreplat supérieur : "Héritage de Pierre Rochette entrepreneur à Lyon décédé en 1891". Petit cachet ancien au titre et petite annotation en tête datée de 1735. Page de titre légèrement plissée, quelques brunissures uniformes, petit manque de papier page 93 (2x3 cm), quelques petites taches d'encre. Bel exemplaire, imprimé sur papier vergé fort, grand de marges, dans une riche reliure de maroquin bleu nuit orné d’un décor « à la Du Seuil » parfaitement réalisée dans le goût de l’époque.

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        [Broomrape] Orobanche: [Water hemlock] Cicuta maxima; [Branched bur reed] Sparganium

      Eichstatt, 1640. Hand coloured engraving. In excellent condition. 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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        Aristolochia Rotunda.

      1640 - Aristolochia Rotunda. 2nd edition, plate:194. 480 x 395 mm. £795

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        The Historie of the Holy Warre

      Cambridge: Printed by R. Daniel, for Thomas Buck, and are to be sold by John Williams, 1640. Apart from his writings in verse, this History is effectively Fuller's first book. Originally printed in 1639, we have here the Second Edition, which followed on the year after in 1640. A Handsome publication, printed at the Cambridge University Press, with an engraved title page by one of the leading practitioners of the day, William Marshall. At the top, to the left is a crusader, Baldwin, King of Jerusalem, to the right is a portrait of Saladin. Below, crusaders advance and retreat, from Europe to Jerusalem: We went out full but return empty. Includes bibliographical references and index. xii, 286 p. ; [ ii ] ; Chronology, Tables etc p.28, 18 cm. Now in a tasteful Full tan leather, with Gilt title to spine, 5 raised bands. New pastedowns and endpapers. A very good copy, well preserved, clean pages, just a large thumb nail to base margin of one page at the rear of the Tables section, not affecting the text.. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        The historie of the holy warre; by Thomas Fuller, B.D. prebendarie of Sarum, late of Sidney Colledge in Cambridge [hand-colored map]

      Cambridge printed by R. Daniel, for Thomas Buck, and are to be sold by John VVilliams at the signe of the Greyhound in Pauls Church-yard 1640 Second Edition. Folio; [16], 286, [30]pp, collated and complete with a fine engraved title page (in addition to the letterpress title) depicting the crusades and a folding map of Palestine, both signed by William Marshall. (Leaf 2N6 is blank, as called for.) Unusually, the map, often lacking, is here colored in an early hand. The first leaf bears "A declaration of the frontispiece" signed: J[ohn].C[leveland]., the engraved title has the additional imprint: 'Printed by Thomas Buck one of the printers to the University of Cambridge. & are sold by Iohn Williams at ye Crane in St. P. Church-yard,' and the final 14 leaves contain a chronological table and an index. Newly bound by Fitterer in full period-style calf, the spine in six compartments divided by raised bands with a red morocco lettering piece gilt in the second. The text is generally clean with occasional scattered spotting and soiling to the margins; a worm track to the lower inner margins of pp 8-30, far wide of the text, has been reinforced with Japanese tissue; closed tear to the folding map now skillfully sealed by a paper conservationist with no loss but with the ghost from an earlier tape repair apparent. Overall, a Very Good copy, with rare hand-coloring, in a handsome binding. Provenance: Inscription to the top of the first text page 'Elysebeth Walsingham her book 1680,' probably Elizabeth Walsingham (d. 1733), daughter of Colonel Thomas Walsingham and Lady Anne Howard. Also with the ownership inscription to the front fly leaf of Jane Edwards / Sevenoaks. presumably the oral historian (1792-1868) who described goings-on in the small country West Kent town in "Her Recollections of Old Sevenoaks." Wither to Prior 386. ESTC Citation No. S121254. Very Good

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        De veritate religionis christianae.

      1640 - Editio Nova, additis annotationibus in quibus testimonia. Parisiis 1640. Sumpt. Sebastiani Cramoisy. 16°, [8] k., 581, [1] s., [1] k. : inicj., winiety, marginalia, sygnet druk. Opr. sk. po renowacji (grzbiet dorabiany). Åšlady niew. zawilg. Na k. tyt. podpis wÅ‚asność ObciÄ™cia barwione na czerwono. Hugo Grocjusz (1583-1645) - holenderski prawnik, dyplomata i filozof, zwany „ojcem" prawa miÄ™dzynarodowego. ByÅ‚ radnym miasta Rotterdam, doradcÄ… dworu francuskiego, w koÅ„cu ambasadorem szwedzkim w Paryżu. DzieÅ‚o teologiczne o religii chrzeÅ›cijaÅ„skiej. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antykwariat Wójtowicz]
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        Cyprvs Insvla

      Amsterdam Blaeu Willem and Joan 1640 - Cyprus. "Cyprus Insula". Orig. copper-engraving, W. J. Blaeu, 1634. Orig. old colouring. Published by W. and J. Blaeu in Amsterdam, 1640. With great figure title-cartouche, ornamental cartouche with the scale of map ("Milliaria Italica . Germanica"), 3 ships, 2 wind-roses and 2 coats-of-arms. 38,5:51 cm (15 1/4 x 20 inch.). Koeman II, map 8130:2, ed. 2:201 (1640-43 Latin). - A very decorative map of Cyprus.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Krenek]
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        Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, the life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca.


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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) più 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 istruì a Zurigo e si trasferì poi a Francoforte, dove incontrò 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 città, mappe di stati e un mappamondo, ebbe grande successo e dal 1688 fu edita a Francoforte in numerose edizioni. Il Merian completò 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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        Horae Succesivae or Spare Houres of Meditations


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        Cytisus Columella.

      Cytisus Columella. 2nd edition, plate:11. 485 x 400 mm. £950

      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
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        Istoria andograve brevissima relatione Della Distruttione dell Indie Occidentali


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        Philonis Judaei Omnia Quae Extant Opera.

      Lutetiae Parisiorum, Paris 1640 - Folio, contemporary blind-stamped vellum. Greek and Latin text in parallel. Moderate wear to the binding, from the library of the Bishop of Vermont, generally sound otherwise. The Opera of the Hellenistic Jewish Biblical philosopher Philo Judaeus (20 BC-50 AD), who blended Greek philosophy and Judaism. Philo used philosophical allegory to attempt to fuse and harmonize Greek philosophy with Jewish philosophy. His method followed the practices of both Jewish exegesis and Stoic philosophy. His allegorical exegesis was important for several Christian Church Fathers, but he has barely any reception history within Rabbinic Judaism. He believed that literal interpretations of the Hebrew Bible would stifle humanity's view and perception of a God too complex and marvelous to be understood in literal human terms. "In the Diaspora, Judaism was forced to come to terms with Hellenism in a manner that could be avoided in Palestine itself. There was a movement within Judaism that sought to show the compatibility between the ancient faith and the best of Hellenistic culture. The high point of this entire tradition was Philo of Alexandria. who sought to show that the best of pagan philosophy agreed with the Hebrew Scriptures" (Gonz?lez I:13). According to Charles Duke Yonge, who translated this volume into English in the 19th century, these treatises prove Philo "deeply versed in Greek literature of every age and description, and of considerable skill in the sciences of music, geometry and astronomy. It is impossible to deny him the praise of acuteness and ingenuity, set off to their best advantage by neatness of language and felicity of expression." French scholar-printer Adrian Turneb?, who was both Royal Reader in Greek and directory of the Imprimerie Royale, uncovered a trio of Greek manuscripts in the king's library that he used to compile this volume.

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        Serpentum, et Draconum Historiae libri duo...

      Bononiae, apud Clementem Ferronium, 1640. Folio (340 x 232mm). pp. (10), 427, (1), (28), with engraved frontispiece and 61 woodcuts in the text of which some full-page. 18th century half calf, spine with red and blue gilt lettered labels (top of spine lightly worn). First edition of this beautifully illustrated early work on snakes. It forms a special volume of Aldrovandi's 'Opera' published in 13 volumes. Only 4 volumes have been published during Aldrovandi's lifetime. "Although Aldrovandi is not identified with any revolutionary discoveries, his work as a teacher and as the author of volumes that constitute an irreplacable cultural patrimony earns him a place among the fathers of modern science. Perhaps most importantly he was among the first to attempt to free the natural sciences from the stifling influence of the authority of textbooks, for which he substituted, as far as possible, direct study and observation of the animal, vegetable, and mineral worlds" (D.S.B. I, pp. 108-110).//Provenance: Free endpaper contemporary manuscript note 'Bibliotheca di S. Maria in Portico' dated 1646 and title with manuscript note 'Lanza di Marzzarino'. //Nissen ZBI, 78; Wood p. 185.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        niederländischer Maler und Radierer, Haarlem 1610 - 1685). Sitzende Frau mit Bierglas und sitzender Bauer mit Bierkrug am Tisch, stehend ein weiterer Bauer. Ölbild auf Eichenholz. Um 1640. 29,5 x 22,5 cm.

      1640 - Mit eigenhändiger und signierter Expertise von Max J. Friedländer, datiert Berlin 17.V.1935: '. das mir vorgelegte auf Eicheholz gemalte Bild - 29,5 x 22,5 cm -, darstellend drei Figuren, zwei Bauern u. eine Frau, ist meiner Ansicht nach ein Werk von Adriaen van Ostade - aus der Zeit um 1635' und von Prof. W. v. Rakint (mit Namensstempel; Kustos der Eremitage, St. Petersburg), datiert Berlin, 10. Mai 1935: 'Das umseitig abgebildete Gemälde auf Eichenholz; 29,5 x 22,5 cm; ist m.E. ein eigenhändiges Werk des Adriaen van Ostade, entstanden um 1640. Das vorzüglich gezeichnete im prachtvollem Goldton gehaltene Bild ist sehr gut erhalten'.- Im Holz ein alt restaurierter (bzw. mit Leinwand hinterlegter) Bruch (ca. 10 cm lang).- Ehemals gerahmt, daher am Außenrand teilweise leichte Schabspuren, wenige kleine Farbabplatzer.- . Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        Westphalia Ducatus.".

      - Altkolorierte Kupferstich- Landkarte v. Guil. Bleau, um 1640, 38,5 x 50 cm. Zeigt Landkarte von der Lippe bis Olpe und von Waldeck bis Limburg an der Lenne. - Dekorative Titelkartusche mit Laub, Früchten und Getreide oben rechts. Unten rechts Maßstabstabelle. JPEG-Bilder auf Anfrage möglich. - „Westphalia Ducatus". Period coloured copperplate engraving by Guiljelmus Bleauw, ca. 1640 (38.5 x 50 cm / 15.1 x 19.6 in.) Shows area from the river Lippe to Olpe and from Waldeck, Hessen, to Limburg on the river Lenne. In the upper right corner decorative title cartouche with leaves and fruit. In the right corner at the bottom cartouche with map scales.

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        L. Annaei Senecae philosophi Opera omnia; ex ult. I. Lipsii emendatione: et M. Annaei Senecae rhetoris quae exstant; ex And. Schotti recens.

      apud Elzevirios 1640 12mo (cm. 12,6), 3 voll. 12 cc.nn. (compreso frontis. interamente inciso e due ritratti a piena pagina), 552 pp. (si uniscono) Tomus secundus in quo Epistolae, & Quaestiones naturales, Amstelodami, apud Ludovicum & Danielem Elzevirios 1658, 12mo (cm. 12,6), 694 pp., 1 c.nn. (bianca); Tomus tertius. Suasoriae, Controversiae, cum Declamationum Excerptis, Amstelodami, apud Ludovicum & Danielem Elzevirios 1658, 12mo (cm. 12,6), 440 pp., 74 cc.nn. Splendide legature coeve in marocchino rosso con nervi, ricchissimi fregi e titolo in oro su tassello nero al ds. Piatti incorniciati da duplici fili oro, dentelle decorate, tagli oro. Carte di guardia marmorizzate con disegno a pettine. Ottimo esemplare. Raccolta composita: il primo Vol. appartiene alla prima edizione elzeviriana; gli altri due appartengono allâ??edizione del 1659 che porta sul frontis. la data del 1658. Willems, 508 e 1251. Provenienza: collezione Wardington (Ex libris cartaceo al contropiatto posteriore).

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        Amstel Gesichies - naar Jacob van Ruisdael.

      "Amstel Gesichies"Serie van zes etsen vervaardigd door Abraham Bloteling(h) (1640-1690) naar tekeningen Jacob van Ruisdael, uitgegeven 1664 door Justus Danckerts. Afm. elk 16,4 x 21,5 cm.In de 17de eeuw breidde Amsterdam steeds verder uit, tot buiten de oorspronkelijke muren. De oude stadswallen moesten worden gesloopt voor de Vierde Uitleg. Interessant zijn de werklieden, zelden werden deze mannen met schoppen en karren afgebeeld.1. Titelblad - De prent toont de oostelijke Amsteloever met de Hogesluis in aanbouw. Rechts het afgraven van de stadswal ter hoogte van de latere Vijzelstraat. Op de voorgrond een dam in de voormalige stadsgracht.2. Links de molen bij de Blauwbrug, gezien van de jachthaven in de Amstel naar de Regulierspoort en de Munttoren. De staken zijn bakens die de loop van de toekomstige straten en grachten markeerden.3. De Blauwbrug over de Amstel. Rechts de huizen op Vlooienburg en de toren van de Zuiderkerk.4. De Jachthaven aan de Amstel buiten de Blauwbrug.5. Sint Anthonies Poort, gezien over de Sint Anthoniesdijk. Op de achtergrond de toren van de Zuiderkerk.6 "De Heer Huydecoopers Huis van Achteren"'. Op deze prent wordt de oude vestinggracht gedempt en de stadswal afgegraven. Het gebied is het latere binnenterrein tussen Reguliersdwarsstraat en de Gouden Bocht van de Herengracht. De prent toont de Reguliersdwarsstraat tijdens de aanleg in noordoostelijke richting. Links is de achterzijde van het in 1639 gebouwde huis van Joan Huydecoper van Maarsseveen, Singel 548, te zien. Boven het huis is de Munttoren te zien en helemaal rechts is de Amstel en de molen op het bolwerk bij de Blauwbrug.Literatuur: Hollstein 109-114 IIIPrijs: € 2.850,- (set van zes, incl. lijsten).

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        Prodromus chemiae rationalis, ratiociniis philosophicis, observationibus medicis, &c. illustratae. Accedunt animadversiones in librum, cui titulus, collectanea chymica Leidensia ...Leiden, Peter de Graaf, 1684. 8vo. Contemporary vellum.

      Krivatsy 7237; Partington II, p. 736; Thorndike VIII, pp. 152-153. First and only edition of an introductory work on chemistry, written by the "notable teacher" (Partington) Carel de Maets (1640-1690). The work, loosely translated as "an introduction to rational chemistry", gives advice on how to properly and carefully perform several chemical proceedings. De Maets was among the first to consider a rational, methodological approach towards chemistry. In his time, chemistry slowly gained recognition as a "real" science, where at first it mostly served other disciplines, especially in the field of medicine. The main text "is divided into nine chapters on extraction of tinctures or elixirs from the vegetable kingdom, calcination of antimony, calcination of mercury, various calcinations of other metals and their reduction to vitriols and croci, sublimations of antimony and mercury, volatile salts taken from animals, acid spirits of common salt and nitre, sulphur, oils and ardent spirits" (Thorndike). Pages 3-16 comprise the Animadversiones, in which De Maets criticizes de publication Collectanea chymica Leydensia, published earlier that year, stating "that it was published without De Maets's or Morley's consent or knowledge" (Thorndike).With owner's inscription on title-page. Browned and with some occasional spots throughout. Binding slightly soiled. Overall a very good copy.

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        Ischia Isola, olim Aenaria

      Amsterdam: Willem Blaeu. unbound. Map. Engraving. Image measures 14.75 x 19.25". This stunning circa 1640 map of the volcanic island of Ischia located in the Tyrrhenian Sea on the northern part of the Gulf of Naples depicts the mountainous island in exquisite detail. A combination of a map and a Bird's-eye view, it covers the island as well the coast of nearby Naples. The peninsula of Capo Miseno as well as the island of Procida are included. Oriented with north at the bottom, the map beautifully notes the various towns, cities, rivers, fields, etc. Forests and mountains are rendered in profile with the highest peak of Mount Epomeo clearly towering above the rest. Individual buildings and castles are rendered in profile, including the medieval Aragonese Castle that stands on the volcanic rocky islet that connects to the larger island of Ischia by a stone bridge. Ships are seen sailing in the Gulf of Naples.<br><br>At the time this map was issued, the Barbary Pirates operated in the region and for centuries terrorized the islanders. Many of the inhabitants ended up as slaves to the pirates.<br><br>The map includes three decorative cartouches including a beautiful title cartouche in the top left corner. The map is in very good condition with minor wear along the centerfold and some printing creases near the bottom right. Minor foxing.<br><br> 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. This is a beautiful example of his work.

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        Insula S. Iuan de Puerto Rico Caribes vel Canibalum insulae.

      Amsterdam, 1640 - Incisione in rame, colorata d'epoca, 410x520. Carta delle piccole Antille. Janssonius fu in collaborazione con il cognato Henricus Hondius prima e successivamente dal 1638 da solo, il più importante concorrente dei Blaeu a cui ispirò ed uniformò la produzione, tanto da costringere Blaeu, anch'egli Jansson di cognome vero a scegliere uno pseudonimo per differenziare la propria produzione. Buon esemplare con evidente arrossamento della carta.

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        India quae orientalis dicitur, et Insulae adiacentes. Kolor. Kupferstich v. G. Blaeu. Amsterdam, 1640. 41,3 x 51 cm.

       1640 Dekorative Karte des indischen Festlandes, der Inseln und Indonesien. Mit 2 figürlichen Kartuschen und mehreren Putten sowie Meilenzeiger, 2 Kompassrosen und Schiffen.- 1 Fehlstelle (Staffagefigur) fachgerecht restauriert. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Brustbilder nach halbrechts bzw. dreiviertellinks der beiden Maler, \"in reichen Cartouchen auf einem Blatt\" (Andresen), unten Verse.

       Kupferstich von P. Pontius nach A. van Dyck und E. Quellinius bei F. Huberti, Antwerpen, um 1640, 32 x 45 cm. Andresen, Handb. Bd. II, Pontius 26, I. - Die Kartuschen zeigen Inschriften, Genien der Malerei mit Weltkugel und Löwe, Brustbilder von Merkur und Minerva, Fama (2x), schnäbelnde Tauben, Wappen, Früchte, Blumen usw. - Mit feinem Rändchen um die Plattenkante. Im Ganzen gering gebräunt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Porträts, Malerei

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        De Lactibus, sive lacteis venis, quarto vasorum mesaraicorum genere, novo invento, Dissertatio.

      Qua sententiae Anatomicae multae, vel perperam receptae convelluntur, vel parum perceptae illustrantur. Lugduni Batavorum, ex Offic. Iohannis Maire, 1640, - in-4, pp. (8), 104, (8), legatura coeva p. perg. molle, tit. ms. al dorso. Impresa tipogr. al tit., iniz. silogr., testo in car. tondo, passi in greco. Con 4 magnifiche tavole anatomiche finem. inc. in rame f.t. Terza edizione (la prima era apparsa, postuma, a Milano nel 1627) dell'unica opera dell'Aselli (Cremona 1581 - Milano 1625, allievo di G.B. Carcano Leone, poi anatomico e chirurgo a Milano ed infine professore di anatomia all'Univeristà di Pavia). In essa egli illustra dettagliatamente la scoperta, avvenuta quasi per caso, dei vasi chiliferi e soprattutto ne analizza la funzione, che altri anatomisti, come Eustachio e Falloppio, avevano ignorato. E' da mettere in evidenza che l'opera dell'Aselli venne pubblicata prima di quella sulla circolazione del sangue di Harvey ''il quale non comprese però l'importanza della scoperta di Aselli e forse non la conobbe'' (Castiglioni I, p. 457-8). Bell'esemplare (nota di possesso ms.: ''Per Alexander Cadinus. Collegio Nobili Mediolanensi''. Garrison-Morton 1094: ''Records the discover of the lacteal vessels''. Keynes (Harvey n. 3). Choulant p. 240. DSB. I, p. 316. DBIt. IV, p. 389-390. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Iustini historiarum ex Trogo Pompeio Lib. XLIV. cum notis Isaaci Vossii

      Ex officina Elzeviriana(Elzevir) 1640 - - Ex officina Elzeviriana(Elzevir), Lugd. Batavorum(Leyde) 1640, In-12 (7x13,2cm), (12) 310 ; 36p. (49), relié. - Edition originale elzevirienne réalisée par Isaac Vossius, à l'âge de 18 ans. Un titre-frontispice allégorique Reliure en plein maroquin d'époque. Dos à nerfs richement décoré. Pièce de titre de maroquin rouge. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Coiffes restaurées très finement. Gardes renouvelées avec un papier milieu XIXe. Tranches dorées. Petites piqûres marginales. Très bel exemplaire. L'oeuvre de Trogue Pompée ne nous est connue qu'à travers le fameux abrégé réalisé par Justin de ses Philippiques, qui traite de tous les pays conquis par Alexandre Le Grand. In fine 36 pages de notes réalisées par Isaac Vossius. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition elzevirienne performed by Isaac Vossius, at the age of 18. An allegorical frontispiece title Bound in full morocco contemporary. Back to richly decorated nerves. As red leather piece. Triple mentoring net on the boards. Caps finely restored. Guards renewed with a mid nineteenth paper. Gilt edges. Marginal small bites. Very nice copy. The work of Trogus Pompey is known to us only through the famous short directed by Justin of his Philippics, which deals with all countries conquered by Alexander the Great. Ultimately 36 pages of notes made by Isaac Vossius. (12) 310 ; 36p. (49) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        India quae orientalis dicitur, et insulae adiacentes.[Amsterdam], Willem Jansz. Blaeu, [1640]. Engraved double-page map (image size: 41.5 x 51 cm; leaf size: 48 x 57 cm) from a Blaeu atlas, with French text on the verso. With Blaeu's name beneath the dedication in a armorial cartouche on the lower left, title in a cartouche on top and scales in a cartouche on the lower right. Mounted, at the top only, on black paper.

      V.d. Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici II, 2:112.2, no. 85. Engraved map of Southeast Asia, showing the area from India in the north west to the most southern part of Japan in the north east, with the Indonesian archipelago in the most south with an outline of the western part of New Guinea (now part of Indonesia). The areas depicted furthermore include present day Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, and Cambodia, Malaysia and the Philippines. This map was published in the second volume of the Le theatre du monde ou Nouvel Atlas published in 1640, by the famous cartographer Willem Jansz. Blaeu (1571-1638). His position as official cartographer of the Dutch VOC ensured he had access to the most accurate region information, making the best maps of his era. The present map gives an accurate view of the topographical knowledge of Asia in the early 17th century, with the first account of Europe exploration of Australia, showing an accurate outline of New Guinea. Some minor browning along the extremities, a tiny tear in the left margin and a couple spots. A good copy.

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      Francoforte, 1640 - Incisione in rame, 195x310. Bella veduta della città di Perugia. Tratta da "Itinerarium Italiae". Buon esemplare con lievi tracce della piega centrale. Ottime condizioni, ampi margini.

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        Johannis Buxtorfii P. Lexicon chaldaicum talmudicum et rabbinicum, In quo omnes voces chaldaicae, talmudicae et rabbinicae, quotquot in universis Vet. Test. Paraphrasibus Chaldaicis...Talmud,...Opus xxx. Annorum,...à Johanne Buxtorfio Filio...

      Basileae (Basel), Sumbtibus & typis Ludovici (Ludwig) König, 1640 Drucktitelblatt, 5 Bll., 2680 Spalten, 32 Bll., Gr.4° Orig.- Pergament Der geprägte Pergament-Einband ist nur gering angestaubt/fleckig; kurze Aufplatzungen an den Ecken und den Außengelenken; Exlibris auf dem innendeckel (Thomas Luck - Kingsbury); Papierbezug der Innendeckel im Rand mit geringem Wumfraß; kleiner Stempel auf dem Titelblatt; nur vereinzelt und schwach stock-/braunfleckig; insgesamt sehr sauber - ein sehr gepflegtes, gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 3,00 EUR Alte Drucke.

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        [Greek Title] Dendrologia - Dodona's Grove, or the Vocall Forrest

      London: T.[homas] B.[adger] for H. Mosley, 1640. [12], 32, 39-135, 166-219pp, [1]; (pi2, A2, a2, B-2A4). Later full calf by Roger De Coverly, raised bands, spine in six panels, title label to second panel, remaining panels gilt with volute corner pieces and central floral spray, covers with triple fillet border, edges and inner edges with gilt roll, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Small scrape to head of upper cover, spine slightly faded. Internally some light staining to margins, but generally quite bright and clean. Previous owner's armorial book plate to front pastedown (Thompson Yates). With engraved frontispiece, vignette title and double page engraving of trees. This copy also has the engraved portrait (not called for) that is sometimes found bound in, though it is slightly narrower than the rest of the pages. Engravings are by Matthaeus Merian. Howell is probably best known for his Epistolae Ho-Elianae: Familiar Letters, published in 1645. Dodona's Grove is a political allegory about events in Europe in the early seventeenth century, Lowndes derides it as "tiresome and silly ... written in a most wretchedly bombastic style", but it was reprinted in 1641, 1645 and 1649, with a second part published in 1650, there was also a Latin edition in 1646 and a French edition in 1641. De Coverly was apprenticed to Zaehnsdorf and taught Cobden-Sanderson for a short period. A handsome copy. Pforzheimer 512; CBEL I:2226; Lowndes 1129. First Edition. Full Calf. Very Good. Illus. by Merian, M.[atthaeus]. 4to.

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        Der Weltumsegler. Oder: Reise durch alle fünf Theile der Erde mit vorzüglicher Hinsicht auf ihre Bewohner, auf die Schönheiten und Merkwürdigkeiten der Natur und Kunst. Zum Selbstunterricht der Jugend zweckmäßig abgefasst. 3 Bände (Bände 1, 3 und 5)

      - Gewicht in Gramm: 1640 Oehmigke, Berlin, 1801/1805/1808. X, VIII, VI, 374, 400, 346 S. mit zusammen 23 (von 24) altcolorierte Kupfertafeln, original Halbledereinbände/ Halbfranzbände, (etwas berieben u. bestoßen/ Band 1 ohne die Karte von Amerika/ gering stockfleckig/ alter Besitzereintrag auf Titel u. Vorsatz)

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        Chili Amstelodami Guiljelmus Blaeuw excudit.

      G. Blaeu 1640-50, Amsterdam - Copper engraving, hand colored in outline when published. In very good to excellent condition. A view marginal spots not affecting the image of the map.

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        Commentarius in harmoniam sive concordiam quatuor evangelistarum....

      Bernard Lamy (1640-1715) was an Oratorian priest, philosopher, and biblical scholar. After getting himself exiled to Grenoble for excessive Cartesianism, he went on to do significant work in biblical studies, and this present work is especially notable: Lamy here contends that Jesus died on the cross on the eve of the Passover (thus at the same time as the Passover lamb was being killed), not during the first day of the Passover. This view, while considered radical at the time, is now generally held by biblical scholars.This work was first published under the title Harmonia, sive concordia quatuor evangelistarum in 1689. This second edition is printed in small roman types with some italic, Greek, and Hebrew. Ornaments include an ornate woodcut fleur-de-lis on the title-pages, plus initials and headpieces. Vol. II (bound in) consists of the Apparatus chronologicus et geographicus, chronologies and geographical descriptions with three fine fold-out plates: a map of Judea, a plan of Jerusalem, and a plan of the temple.Provenance: Charles Spencer, Third Earl of Sunderland, lot 7230 in the Sunderland Library sale (1882).

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        Narcissus maior Iunci folius

      Published in Hortus Eystettensis in Eichstätt & Nürnberg. 1640 -

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        North America, Virginia, East coast antique map - Blaeu.

      Virginiae Partis australis et Floridae partis Orientalis, interjacentiumque regionum nova descriptioImportant map because of its new reliable depiction of the cost line and the many new geographical names. Published by the house of Blaeu in Amsterdam approx. 1640. Blaeu based his map on an a map by Hessel Gerritsz. from 1631 and updated it with information gathered during the various explorations of the area.Two large fictious lakes with explanatory legends in Latin, still appear on the map. The British and French royal coats of arms indicate the territorial interests of the two nations at the time. A settlement by Irish planters in 1621 at Newport News in the north, near Chesapeake Bay is shown, and also Jamestown, further in stream.The Carolina coast is improved with two large bays. Original hand colouring. Size: 38,9 x 50,8 cm. Price: € 1.750,- (excl VAT/BTW).

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        Fezzae et Marocchi Regna Africae Celeberrima, describebat Abrah: Ortelius.

      J. Blaeu. 1640-50, Amsterdam - Copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash. In excellent condition.

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        Danube map - Blaeu, c. 1640.

      The Danube, Europe's largest river  - "Danubius fluvius Europae maximus"This dramatic map depicts the course of the river Danube and the surrounding countries from its headwaters in the Black Forest of southern Germany to its delta at the Black Sea. The river flows through a series of broad and fertile valleys with several of eastern Europe's most important cities on its banks.This is one of Blaeu's largest atlas maps, printed on two joined sheets. Published approx. 1640. Two magnificent cartouches, one of the Holy Roman Emperor and the Ottoman Sultan, representing the long stuggle between the two powers for control of the region, the other, around the scale, has allegorical figures of the various tributaries of the river.Original hand colouring. Verso: blank. Size: 41,6 x 96,7 cm.Price: € 975,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        Kingdom of Napels - Blaeu.

      Regno di Napoli"Regno di Napoli"', kopergravure rond 1640 vervaardigd door Joan Blaeu. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. Afm. ca. 38,5 x 50 cm. Met aan de achterzijde in het Nederlands een beschrijving van het gebied.Het koninkrijk Napels maakte in die tijd deel uit van de Spaanse gebieden van het Habsburgse rijk. In de rechter bovenhoek zien we dan ook het Spaanse wapen. De kaart is verder fraai versierd met de kleurige provinciewapens in de kaartrand. Als bron voor deze kaart maakte Blaeu gebruik van een atlas van de Italiaanse kartograaf Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555-1617), wiens kaartboek Italia in 1620 postuum in Bologna was uitgegeven.De kaart werd maakte ook onderdeel uit van Blaeu"s Atlas Major.Het uitgeven van de Atlas Major wordt, met bijna 600 dubbelzijdige van koperen platen gedrukte gravures en 3000 pagina"s tekst, gezien als een van de grote prestaties van de Gouden Eeuw. Een onderneming met een gecompliceerde planning, financiering en inzet van mankracht en specialisten. Ook hedendaagse uitgevers erkennen Joan Blaeu's superioriteit, drieënhalve eeuw geleden.De Blaeu atlas was het meest kostbare gedrukte boek dat je in de tweede helft van de 17e eeuw kon krijgen, afhangend van de taal en kleuring tussen fl. 330 en fl. 460. (Een assistent boekverkoper verdiende rond 1660 fl. 2 per week, de huurprijs van een boekwinkel lag tussen fl. 400 - fl. 700 per jaar.) De atlas werd dan ook gemaakt voor een kleine groep geprivilegieerden, die over het intellect en met name de middelen beschikten, om een meesterwerk als de Atlas Major te kunnen waarderen. De gegoeden van die tijd demonstreerden graag hun welvaart, uitgever Blaeu speelde daar met zijn pronkstuk goed op in.De Atlas Major maakt onderdeel uit van de Nederlandse erfgoed canon (zie € 950,- (excl lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        The historie of the holy warre ... the second edition.

      Cambridge: Pr. by R. Daniel for Thomas Buck Folio (27.7 cm, 10.9"). Add. engr. t.-p., [16], 286, [30] pp.; 1 fold. map.. 1640 Second edition, following the first of the previous year: A very popular anti-Catholic (and anti-Jewish as well) account of the crusades, citing the cruel and impious behavior of popes and participants alike as reason for the failure of the conquest of the Holy Land. Fuller, chaplain extraordinary to Charles II, was one of the earliest English historians thus to analyze the crusades as a historical event. The volume opens with an added engraved title-page and also features an oversized, folding map of the region, both signed by William Marshall. The preliminary "Declaration of the Frontispice [sic]," an explanation in verse of the title-page's symbolism, is signed by J.C., i.e., John Cleveland. Period-style dark calf, covers framed and panelled in gilt and blind rolls with gilt-stamped corner fleurons, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label, gilt-ruled raised bands, and gilt-stamped compartment decorations. Title inked on outer (closed) edges in an early hand. "Declaration of the Frontispiece" mounted; added engraved title-page with upper margin repaired, lower area trimmed into the imprint line (taking most) and with one pinhole. Otherwise browning, mild spotting and light waterstaining variously, last leaves dust-soiled; light cockling and volume a tad sprung; a few leaves with short edge tears, not extending into text; map with ragged portion of lower inner edge, tear along one fold neatly repaired from rear, and small hole at intersection of two folds. One blank page with early pencilled doodles.

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        [title-page in Arabic, transliterated as] Kitab Ta'lim al-Masihi sannafahu al-Ub [sic] al-fadil al-mukarram sayyiduna Armandes Yohanna dhu Blesis de Rishelyu al-mufakhkham Mutran madinat Lawsun ... waqad tarjamahu min al-lugha al-Faransawiyyah ila al-lugha al-'Arabiyyah al-Badi' Justu de Bawvaz Ra'is al-Kabusayn al-muqimayn bi-madinat Baghdad.

      Lutetiae Parisiorum: Sumptibus Societatis Typographicae Librorum Officii Ecclesiastici, iussu regis constitutae, [excudebat Antonius Vitray] 4to (24 cm; 9.25"). [6] ff., 415, [1] pp.. 1640 Sole edition of Cardinal Richelieu's Instruction du chrestien in Arabic. The main text of this catechism is totally in Arabic; the imprint is in Latin; the preliminaries are in French, Latin, and Arabic; and the letters of Louis XIII (at the end) are in French. The work was translated into Arabic by Juste du Beauvais (O.F.M. cap.) while at Aleppo. Provenance: 20th-century stamp of the Redemptorists' library at Mount St. Alphonsus. Searches of NUC, WorldCat, and COPAC locate four copies in the U.S. and only one in the U.K. Recent laced-case heavy-paper binding with ties and caramel-colored leather spine label. Age-toned, with cockling of paper, chipping to and waterstaining in some margins, rubber-stamp on rear blank page. Not a pristine copy; still, solid, complete, and uncommon.

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        Ducato di Parma et di Piacenza.

      Amsterdam, 1640 - Incisione in rame, colorata d'epoca, 380x495. W. Blaeu, astronomo allievo di Tycho Brahe, fondò un'officina per la costruzione di globi nel 1599; quasi immediatamente iniziò a pubblicare anche carte geografiche, giungendo nel 1630 alla creazione del primo atlante "Atlantis Appendix" e cinque anni dopo, della prima edizione in due tomi del "Atlas Novus". Dopo la sua morte nel 1638, a cura del figlio Johan si giunse nel 1662 alla pubblicazione del celebre "Atlas Maior" in 11 volumi. Nel 1672 un incendio distrusse l'officina e segnò la fine dell'attività. Ottimo esemplare su carta leggermente ingiallita, piccoli strappetti restaurati al bordo inferiore.

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        Asia antique map - Willem Blaeu, 1640.

      MAP OF ASIA"Asia Noviter Delineata." Carte-a-figures by Willem Blaeu depicting the native manners of dress, and nine city plans and views at the top. Copper engraving printed in 1640, coloured by a later hand. Size 41 x 55,2 cm.A fine example of Willem Blaeu's famous map of Asia. Like the Blaeu Africa map, this is a map that appeals both to a sense of cartographic history and to an aesthetic sense of beauty. This is a cornerstone, folio-size map of Asia and is one of the better known, more decorative maps of Asia of the 17th century. This map is basically a reduction of Blaeu's wallmap of Asia of 1608. The map contains extensive details on what was known of Asia in the early 17th century. Korea is still an enlonged island. Japan has a predominantly east to west direction. In China, the Great Wall is shown along with the in-land lakes.Willem Janszoon, or Willem Jansz Blaeu (1571-1638) as he is more commonly known, was one of the most noted Dutch cartographers and map publisher of the 17th century. Blaeu's maps are "esteemed by collectors for their decorative quality, historical importance, and as the highest expression of Dutch cartographic art during the period of its supremacy" (Tooley, p 28).After preparation as a pupil of the great Danish astronomer,Tycho Brahe, Blaeu initially concentrated on globe making and separately published maps, including wall maps of the continents. From 1608, he dominated the market for sea atlases and in 1630 produced his terrestrial atlas. These atlases were continued by his sons, culminating in the great Atlas Maior of 1662 in 11 volumes with subsequent editions.The map is in its 3rd state. The 1st state of 1617 was issued separately and has the name of "Willem Jansz" (not Blaeu) in the title cartouche. This state is rare and is virtually impossible to acquire. The 2nd state of 1621-30 has the name changed to "Guiljelmo Blaeuw" in the title.  Price: € 2.750,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        Africa antique map - Bleau, c. 1640.

      "Africae nova descriptio' Copper engraving with outline colour to cartographical image and full colour to pictorial borders. Published in Amsterdam by Willem Jansz. and Joan Blaeu c. 1640. Size: 41 x 55,5 cm. In handsome walnut frame.This is a cornerstone map of Africa and is one of the better known, more decorative maps of Africa of the seventeenth century.The map shows major African towns across the top: Tangiers, Ceuta, Algiers, Tunis, Alexandria, Cairo, the island of Mozambique, The Mine at St. George in Guinea and Canaria in the Canary Islands. The left and right borders show various indigenous costumes: Moroccans, Senegalese, traders in Guinea, Congolese, Egyptians, Abyssinians, Mozambicans, the king of Madagascar and inhabitants of Cape of Good Hope.The body of the map is richly embellished with animals, including elephants, monkeys, ostriches, gazelles, lions, cheetahs and camels. In the oceans are numerous sailing ships, sea monsters, flying fish, and a gorgeous compass rose. Much of the geographical information is still based on the Ptolemaic maps, with the Nile shown with its source in the Lakes Zaire and Zaflan. Also included are various other mythical lakes and rivers including the famous Lake Sachaf. Only coastal towns are named on the Cape, with the printing covering much of the unknown territory.Willem Janszoon, or Willem Jansz. Bleau (1571-1638) as he was to be later more commonly known, was one of the noted Dutch cartographers and map publishers of the seventeenth century. After preparation as a pupil of the great Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, Bleau initially concentrated on globemaking and separately published maps, including wall maps of the continents. From 1608, he dominated the market for wall maps and sea atlases, and in 1630 produced his terrestrial atlas. These atlases were continued by his sons Joan (c. 1599-1673) and Cornelis (1610-1644), culminating in the great Atlas Maior of 1662 in 11 volumes by Joan Bleau with subsequent editions. On February 23, 1672 a fire at the offices of the Bleau publishing effectively ended the successful Bleau business. Joan died after the fire in 1673, and, though Joan II continued the business for some time, many of the plates were auctioned shortly thereafter. This map was not reprinted after 1672 as the Africa copperplate is not known to have survived the fire. The Spanish edition of the Atlas Maior was in the process of being printed, including the section on Africa with this map of Africa, when the fire occurred.Blaeu"s maps set the standard for the quality of the engraving, paper and colour, as well as a fine depiction of contemporary geographical knowledge.Price: € 3.500,- (incl. frame) (BTW/VAT margin scheme).

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        Pink corallina peony] Pæonia mas flore incarnato; [One-flower shinleaf] Pyrola minima; [Dwarf alpine box] Pseudoschamæbuxus

      Eichstatt 1640 - Hand-coloured engraving. Very small right hand margin. Faint writing in ink under titles. Mild ink residue on plate. Otherwise excellent. 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 from medieval lore. 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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        Baleares map - Blaeu, c. 1640.

      Baleares - Insulae Balearides et PytiusaeBeautiful map of the islands of Mallorca, Minorca, and Ibiza, including the coasts of Catalonia and Valencia. The major towns are depicted on the islands along with physical detail, while in the surrounding Mediterranean waters triremes, sailing ships and sea creatures are depicted.Published in Amsterdam by the house of Blaeu approx. 1640. Original hand colouring. Size: 38,0 x 49,2 cm. Verso: French text.Price: € 725,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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