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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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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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        Kst.- Karte, b. J. Janssonius v. E.S. Hamersveldt, "Insulae Balearides et Pytivsae".

      - um 1640, 38,2 x 49,5 Schöne Karte m. 2 großen Wappen, 2 Kartuschen, Segelschiffen, 2 Windrosen und Meeresungeheuer. Ausgabe ohne Rückseitentext. - Allseitig angerändert.

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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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        Zuydhollandia stricte Sumta

      G. Blaeu, Amsterdam 1640 - Copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash when published. In excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Berg eK]
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        Lexicon chaldaicum, talmudicum et rabbinicum, nunc primum in lucem editum a Johanne Buxtorfio Filio....

      Basel: Sumptibus et typis Ludovici König Very large folio (36 cm, 14.2"). Frontis., pl., [6] ff., 2680 cols., [32] ff.. 1640 Second edition of the second Biblical Hebrew–Latin dictionary compiled by Johann Buxtorf the Elder (1564–1629), left incomplete at his death and completed and published by his son in 1639. A leading Hebraist of the late 16th and early 17th centuries, Buxtorf taught Hebrew at Basel for nearly 40 years, and was a friend and correspondent of Bezè and Grynaeus. This is not to be confused with Buxtorf's preceding Hebrew–Latin dictionary, the Lexicon hebraicum et chaldaicum (1607), another famous and standard reference. The text is printed in double columns in Hebrew and Latin, in roman and italic, sparsely decorated with woodcut head- and tailpieces, ornaments, and one large historiated initial. The title-page is preceded by a => full-page engraved portrait of the author and an added engraved title-page dated 1639, in an allegorical frame flanked by figures of Daniel and Esra with an image of the Tower of Babel above and a king praying in a gothic cathedral below. Provenance: Engraved title-page with minute owner's inscription dated 1723 of => Ernst Wilh[elm] Christoph Christfels of Fürth, Germany, who published a treatise, "Concerning Ialtha, daughter of the prince, an example of the learned women of the Jewish race," in 1725, citing Buxtorf's Institutio epistolaris hebraica of 1629 at least once (and using this dictionary for the Hebrew vocabulary?). 19th-century paper imitating tree calf over boards, paper spine label; rubbed and spine paper cracking. Ex-library: bookplate on front pastedown and old notes in ink to same. Engraved title-page and portrait chipped at edges and lightly wormed at margins, the former also repaired at one margin. Generally lightly browned with occasional foxing and staining; smudges from printer’s and annotators’ inks; a few very small tears and holes none causing loss to text. Early repairs (or paper twisted while still wet?) on two leaves. Occasional marginalia, interlinear writing, and underlining, in black and red ink, by an early owner. Old bookseller’s note in English inserted between two leaves. => A remarkably strong volume, given its great size.

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        Certaine considerations touching the better pacification, and edification of the Church of England.

      [London]: printed [by T. Cotes] 4to (19.6 cm, 7.75"). [48] pp.. 1640 Francis Bacon on the reformation of the Church of England and particularly the purging and restoring of the church hierarchy, in a treatise dedicated and addressed directly to James VI. The work on suppression was originally published in 1604, but was => itself suppressed at that time; the present edition, printed at the beginning of a resurgence of the author's popularity, has an woodcut headpiece, two typographical ornaments, and a decorative capital. It is one of two editions issued in 1640 with the same collation: This is a copy of the edition with "pacification" spelled without a capital. Provenance: Pacific School of Religion (properly released). Later half leather and green marbled paper–covered boards, spine with gilt-stamped title; leather rubbed and spine with small scuffs. Ex-library with call number label, bookplate covering earlier plate, title-page and one other rubber-stamped, charge slip and pocket. Back pastedown with San Francisco bookseller's small label. Title-page with "By the Lord Verulam" inked in an early hand; pages age-toned/dust-soiled and occasionally lightly smudged, with old light (and indeed usually "faint") waterstaining across lower margins; many pages with small pencilled dots in margins.

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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).

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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        Piemonte et Monferrato.

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

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        Novus Brasiliae Typus (Map of Brazil)

      Amsterdam Amsterdam. Good. Map. . An ornate copper engraving hand-colored map of Brazil, with North to the right. The map is circa 1640 and extracted from a French atlas, with French text on verso. Dampstains, some minor color bleeding, and toning, with worn corners and a centerfold. Of note are the inset and cartouche illustrations of naked Brazilians, cannibals, farm animals, and mythical creatures. Inset map of Baya de todos os Sanctos. A Dutch mapmaker who studied under astronomer Tycho Brahe, Willem Janzoon Blaeu purchased the plate for this map in 1629 from engravings by Hondius. Blaeu's imprint is added next to the scale cartouche. ; 18 1/2" x 22 1/2" .

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        A Perfect Platforme of a Hoppe Garden

      London: B. Alsop and T. Fawcet, 1640. Fourth Edition. Disbound. Good Condition. Disbound from Thomas Barker's The country-mans recreation, where it formed book 2 without crediting Scot. Originally published in 1574 and again in 1576 and 1578; the first English book on hop farming and Scot's first published work, before his Discoverie of Witchcraft. Pages browned, loss at some edges, chipping at spine, bound out of order, but complete; woodcuts in text. Tear with some loss on text on 115/116 (facsimile laid in). pages 97-127. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Farming & Rural Life. Inventory No: 045980.

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        Tuder vulgo Todi.

      Amsterdam, 1640 - Incisione in rame, finemente colorata a mano d'epoca, mm 405x560. Bella pianta della città umbra, ritratta con gusto per la miniatura e il dettaglio architettonico. In alto a sinistra legenda con 86 rimandi. Al verso del foglio, testo latino relativo alla carta. 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. Splendido esemplare perfettamente conservato.

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        Nicaea ad Varum cum novp Urbis Incremento.

      Blaeu, Amsterdam 1640 - Copper engraving, decorative hand colored. In excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Berg eK]
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        China veteribus Sinarum regio nunc incolsi tame dicta.

      Amsterdam, 1640 - Incisione in rame, coloritura originale d'epoca, 412x502. Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638) fu allievo di Tycho Brahe, e fondò ad Amsterdam nel 1599 un'officina per la produzione di strumenti astronomici e globi, che in breve tempo pubblicò anche carte geografiche e nautiche; nel 1630 fu dato alle stampe il primo atlante: Atlantis Appendix composto da 60 carte. Nel 1635 Blaeu pubblicò i primi due volumi dell'Atlas Novus, ampliato dopo la sua morte dai figli fino a giungere nel 1662 all'Atlas Major in 9-12 voll. e contenente circa 600 carte geografiche. L'attività dei Blaeu terminò nel 1672 a causa di un incendio; le lastre salvate furono vendute a De Wit, Schenk e Valck. Esemplare ben conservato con foglio lievemente arrossato e con leggerissime tracce d'umido ai margini.

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        \"Ischia Isola, olim Aenaria\".

       Altkol. Kupferstich von Joh. & Corn. Blaeu, um 1640, 38 x 49,5 cm. Schöne und seltene Gesamtkarte mit der Isola di Procida, der Meerenge und dem Festland bei Miseno. Die Städte und wichtige Bauwerke wie Triumphbögen, Festungen, Türme und Aquädukte sind als kleine Ansichten eingezeichnet. Mit drei altkolorierten Kartuschen und drei Schiffen in der Meerenge. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Italien, Landkarten

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        Kolorierte Kupferstich-Landkarte von Janssonius. Ischia Isola olim Aenaria.

      Amsterdam, Janssonius, um 1640. - circa 51,3 x 58,5 cm. 1 Doppelblatt verso lateinischer Text Grosse Karte mit Ansicht aus der Vogelschau auf Ischia (hier nach Süden orientiert), gegenüber eine Ansicht von Cumae. Unten links eine eingefügte Karte von Elba. - Papierbedingt gebräunt, schönes, detailliertes Kolorit. - Browned due to the quality of the paper, but well coloured.

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        Tartaria sive Magni Chami Imperium

      Blaeu 1640-43, Amsterdam - Copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash. Latin text edition. In excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Berg eK]
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        Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, the Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca. And the meanes Duke Valentine us'd to put to death Vitellozzo Vitelli, Oliverotto of Fermo Paul, and the Duke of Gravina. Translated out of Italian into English; by E[dward] D[acres]

      London: R. Bishop, for Wil: Wils, and are to be sold by Daniel Pakeman, 1640. First edition in English. [xii], 305, [7] pp. Collation: A^6 B-O^12. 12mo. Near contemporary mottled calf, spine in five compartments, one with red morocco lettering piece, the others gilt with small tools, edges marbled. Light wear to binding, spine and joints discreetly repaired, trimmed with some minor loss to typographical rules. In a custom red half morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition in English. [xii], 305, [7] pp. Collation: A^6 B-O^12. 12mo. Machiavelli's Prince: the First English edition. [bound after:] Romulus and Tarquin, written in Italian by the Marques Virgilio Malvezzi. And now taught English by Henry Earle of Monmouth. Third edition. London: printed for Humphrey Moseley, 1648. Engraved title. [xvi], 222, [2, blank] pp. THE FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF MACHIAVELLI'S IL PRINCIPE. First published in Rome in the Italian vernacular in 1532, The Prince marks the foundation of modern political theory. The work was innovative and controversial from the start, divorcing the study of politics from ethics and religion. The Prince was based on observations made by Machiavelli when he served in the Chancery of the Florentine Republic, and his close observation of the ruthless Cesare Borgia furnished Machiavelli with the model of the "Machiavellian" politician - a "mixture of audacity and prudence, cruelty and fraud, self-reliance and distrust of others" (PMM). The Prince was variously banned by the Catholic Church and by ecclesiastical authorities in England. Several 16th century manuscript English translations are known - it is likely that Shakespeare read one of these, for he has Richard III speak of the "notorious Machiavel" and the "murderous Machiavel" in Henry VI, parts I & 3. The Life of Castruccio Castracani, another study of contemporary Italians and which follows the text of The Prince, was a likely source for Mary Shelley's Valperga. Bertelli & Innocenti XVII, 38; Gerber III, p. 104, no. 2; PMM 63; ESTC S111853

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        [Crimson double-flowered mullein pink] Lychnis coronaira flore rubro pleno; [Speckler mullein pink] Lychnis coronaria flore in carnato punctata; [Mullein pink] Lychnis coronaria flore incarnato non punctata

      Eichstatt, 1640. Hand-coloured engraving. 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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        Strichnodendron Plate: 148

      Konrad Bauer, Nürnberg & Eichstätt 1640 - Original engraving in fine hand coloring. In excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Berg eK]
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        Recherches Curieuses sur la Diversite des Langues et Religions, par toutes les principales parties da Monde. Par Ed. Brerewood, Professeur a Londres. Et mises en Francois par I. de la Montaigne.

      Paris: Olivier de Varennes 1640 - Contemporary vellum, titles written to the spine in ink. Owner’s label to the inside board. (Josephi Xaupí, abbot of Jau, dated 1765). Title, introduction & contents, text. Originally published in English as "Enquiries touching the Diversity of Languages, and Religions through the cheife Parts of the World." in 1614, this copy is the first French edition. The vellum is a little darkened and marked, but without chips or tears. Owner’s label is clean and bright. The title page has been reinforced to the open edge. The binding is very slightly shaken, but holding well. Fractional darkening only. A couple of tiny tears to the edges of the end papers, without loss. Overall a very nice copy. Brerewood, Edward (c.1565–1613), antiquary and mathematician. Brerewood was one of six graduates from Oxford and Cambridge who were recruited in 1596 as professors of the new Gresham College; his inaugural lecture as professor of astronomy was delivered at the end of 1597. Brerewood published nothing during his lifetime, bequeathing his large and valuable library and his manuscripts to his nephew Robert, who saw many of them into print. Xaupi, Joseph (1688-1778) from Peripignan. Was a French writer and Theologian. He was the Dean of the Theology department & Abbot of Jau. He wrote "Recherches historiques sur la noblesse des citoyens honors of de Perpignan et de Barcelone, connus sous le nom de citoyens nobles: pour servir de suite au Traité de la noblesse de La Roque" (Paris, 1763). [xx], 338 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Territorio Padovano.

      Amsterdam, 1640 - Incisione in rame, colorata d'epoca, mm 382x500. Elegante carta eseguita sul modello maginiano. Ottimo esemplare. 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.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        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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      London, Printed by Richard Bishop. M. DC. XL [1640]. Folio: 226, [63]-668 p., headpieces, initials, marginal notes. (A-S6, T5, G2-G6, H-Z6, Aa-Zz6, Aaa-Kkk6, Lll4); 29.5 cm. Each part has separate title-page and the above imprint except for Potaster, London, Printed by Robert Young. M. DC. XL. Contents: Epigrammes. I. Booke. The Author B. J.; Part Of The Kings Entertainment, In Passing To His Coronation. The Author B. J.; A Panegyre, On The Happy Entrance Of Iames, our Soveraigne, to His first high Session of Parliament in this his Kingdome, the 19 of March, 1603. The Author B. J.; A Particular Entertainment Of The Queene And Prince their Highnesse at Althrope, At The Right Honourable the Lord Spencers, on Saturday being the 25. of Iune 1603. as they came first into the Kingdom; The Author B. J.; Masques At Court. The Author B. J., incomplete: ends with catchword 'Till'; Every Man Out Of His Humour. A Comicall Satyre. First Acted in the yeere 1599. By the then Lord Chamberlaine his Servants: With the allowance of the Master of Revells. The Author B. I.; Cynthias Revels. Or The Fovntaine Of Selfe-Love. A Comicall Satyre. First Acted in the yeere 1600. By the then Children of Queen Elizabeths Chappell. With the allowance of the Master of Revells. The Author B. I.; Potaster, Or His Arraignement. A Comicall Satyre. First Acted in the yeere 1601. By the then Children of Queene Elizabeths Chappell. With the allowance of the Master of Revels. The Author B. J.; Seianus His Fall. A Tragedie. First Acted in the yeere 1603. By the Kings Maiesties Servants. With the allowance of the Master of Revells. The Author B. J.; Volpone, Or The Fox. A Comedy. First Acted in the yeere 1605. By the Kings Maiesties Servants. With the allowance of the Master of Revells. The Author B. J.; Epicine, Or The Silent Woman. A Comedy. First Acted in the yeere 1609. By the Children of her Maiesties Revells. With the allowance of the Master of Revells. The Author B. J.; The Alchemist. A Comedy. Acted in the yeere 1610. By the Kings Maiesties Servants. With the allowance of the Master of Revells. The Author B. J.; Catiline His Conspiracy. A Tragedy. Acted in the years 1611... Detailed collations on request. Faded dampstain through much of lower margin; outer bottom corner of p. 187/188 torn with partial loss of catchword; closed tears at inner tops of pp. 189/190 and [523/524]; ink note on p. 600 with ink smear on inner margin. Expertly rebound by Dragonfly Bindery in red mottled calf, gilt spine decoration, red leather spine label. A very good and handsome copy. Stock#OB317.

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        THEATRUM BOTANICUM: THE THEATER OF PLANTS. OR, AN UNIVERSALL AND COMPLETE HERBALL

      London: T. Cotes, 1640. First Edition. The Theater of Plants is "an herbal of large extent" and generally considered the last of the great English Herbals [Anderson, 227]. With 1775 pages describing nearly 3,800 plants, and over 2,700 woodcuts, it is worthy of the description "large extent". The splendid allegorical title page has been colored, as have a number of the plates. The title page "depict[s] signs of divine guidance: 'a cloud by day, a pillar of fire by night', and the presence of Adam, the first gardener, and Solomon, wises of men...and the scope of the work was well indicated by showing plants from the various continents" [Anderson, 230]. The "last of the old English herbalists" was Apothecary to James I, and his work was more original than either Gerard or Johnson" [Garrison-Morton, 1823] An important book, "the Theatrum marked a glorious sunset of the age of herbals, and it left a glow that will last as long as the English language is read" [Anderson, 234]. On the blank leaf is the name "Thomas Goldingham,, Ano. 1659" and the later note "June 21, 1666. Sold this book to Mr Hanserd Knollys [who was an English particular Baptist minister] for tenn pounds and warranted perfect by me, Nathaniell Nor[illegible]." A several small patches to the verso of the title page, and four (of 2700) woodcuts are repaired. The greens of the cuts have oxidized. Lacking the rear endpaper with a 1" x 2" surface loss to the front endpaper. In contemporary paneled calf with repair to the spine and wear to the corners. (Garrison-Morton, 1823; Anderson, Illustrated History of the Herbals).

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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, Bibliographjy of Costume, page 443. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Certaine considerations touching the better pacification, and edification of the Church of England.

      [London]: printed [by T. Cotes] 4to (19.6 cm, 7.75"). [48] pp.. 1640 Francis Bacon on the reformation of the Church of England and particularly the purging and restoring of the church hierarchy, in a treatise dedicated and addressed directly to James VI. The work on suppression was originally published in 1604, but was => itself suppressed at that time; the present edition, printed at the beginning of a resurgence of the author's popularity, has an woodcut headpiece, two typographical ornaments, and a decorative capital. It is one of two editions issued in 1640 with the same collation: This is a copy of the edition with "pacification" spelled without a capital. Provenance: Pacific School of Religion (properly released). Later half leather and green marbled paper?-covered boards, spine with gilt-stamped title; leather rubbed and spine with small scuffs. Ex-library with call number label, bookplate covering earlier plate, title-page and one other rubber-stamped, charge slip and pocket. Back pastedown with San Francisco bookseller's small label. Title-page with "By the Lord Verulam" inked in an early hand; pages age-toned/dust-soiled and occasionally lightly smudged, with old light (and indeed usually "faint") waterstaining across lower margins; many pages with small pencilled dots in margins.

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        Poems, with the Muses Looking--Glasse, and Amyntas The second Edition enlarged.

      Oxford, Printed by L. Lichfield for Francis Bowman. 1640. - Small 8vo., pp. [28], 134; [2], 83, 86-87, [7], 18, 15-101, [1], with the additional engraved title-page by William Marshall, frequently wanting; a fine copy in full dark green crushed morocco, gilt, by Albert Matthews for H. Buxton Forman, front joint neatly restored.Second edition, adding twelve new poems (on pp. 116-134), one of which ('Upon an Hermaphrodite') is actually by Cleveland. This edition is sometimes found bound with The Jealous Lovers (Cambridge 1640).STC 20695; Madan, I, 222; Greg, III, p. 1101.

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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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        Corsica insula.

      Amsterdam 1640 - Copper engraving, original colour, mm 386x520. Very good condition, just a very light paper discoloration. W. Blaeu, born in Alkmaar in 1571, studied astronomy by Tycho Brahe and founded a business in 1599 as a globe and instrument maker. He immediately expanded the business publishing maps and in 1630 the first atlas "Atlantis appendix" and five years later the "Atlas novus". After his death in 1638, his son Joan reached publication of the major work of the family, the "Atlas maior" in 11 volumes. in 1672 a great fire destroyed the Blaeu's printing house

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        Novus Brasiliae Typus (Map of Brazil)

      Amsterdam: . Amsterdam. Good. Map. . An ornate copper engraving hand-colored map of Brazil, with North to the right. The map is circa 1640 and extracted from a French atlas, with French text on verso. Dampstains, some minor color bleeding, and toning, with worn corners and a centerfold. Of note are the inset and cartouche illustrations of naked Brazilians, cannibals, farm animals, and mythical creatures. Inset map of Baya de todos os Sanctos. A Dutch mapmaker who studied under astronomer Tycho Brahe, Willem Janzoon Blaeu purchased the plate for this map in 1629 from engravings by Hondius. Blaeu's imprint is added next to the scale cartouche. ; 18 1/2" x 22 1/2" .

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        DESCRIPTIO REGNI IAPONIAE CUM QUIBUSDAM AFFINIS MATERIAE EX VARIIS AUCTORIBUS CO

      Amsterdam 1640, Apud Ludonicum Elzevirium. Old vellum,. engraved & illustrated title page, vignette, 267+223+320p.,. 6.5 x 12 cm., quite nice condition, elaborate engraved. armoral book plate, 1 fold-out between p.2230-231. R A R E. A MOST EARLY JESUIT ACCOUNT OF JAPAN & SIAM Together with 3 more tracts: DESCRIPTIOREGNI SIAM PER Jodoevm Schoveteniv translata in Latinum per Bernhardvm Varenivum pp 231-262. . TRACTAVS INQUO AGITUR. DE IAPONIRUM RELIGIONE DE CHRISTIANAE RELIGIONIS INTRODUCTIONE IN EA LOCA DE EJUFDEM EXFTIRPATIONE: Adjuncta eft de Diverfa Diverfarum Genium Totius Telluris Religionebrevis Informatio By Varenio pp. 1-233 with appendix. . BREVIS INFORMATIO DE DIVERSIS GENTIVM RELIGIONIBVS pp.227-329, including a fold-out chart. . An important and early work, and translations on the Jesuits in Japan and Japanese religion. Also a fascinating and most early account of Siam. * REFERENCE: H. Cordier: JAPONICA, p.368. * M. Takahashi: CATALOGUE OF SPECIAL BOOKS ON CHRISTIAN MISSIONS, Tenri 1932 vol.2, no.94, p.108, for illustration of title page & bibliograhical details. * J. Laures: KIRISHITAN BUNKO, Tokyo 1957, p.249, no.451. * QUITE RARE * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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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 http://www.entoen.nu/atlasmajor).Prijs: € 950,- (excl lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        13 Plays and Pieces of the Works of Ben Jonson. Including Everyman in His Humour; Everyman out of His Humour; Cynthia's Revells; Poetaster; Seianus; Volpone; Epicoene; The Alchemist; Catiline; Epigrammes; The Forrest; Ma

      London Printed by Richard Bishop and Robert Young 1640. Cover worn and scuffed. Upper board cracked and reattached. Some corner wear to first 50 pages and light staining. Lacks preliminaries, including title and half title. Hand written contents page on verso of ffep and handwritten title on paste-down. Two pages of neat handwritten text to the 'Alchemist' [589/590] and 'Catiline' [599/600]. Also some occasional contemporary writing on fore edge columns. Contents firm From the second portfolio Contemporary leather with a simple repeat rectangular border design 300mm x 190mm (12" x 7"). 886pp. Chapter heading illustrations and vignettes. The book is from the 2nd Folio of the Works of Ben Jonson, primarily plays. Handwritten title [on paste-down] states 'Ye seconde folio of Father Ben his Workes'. The volume commences at page 3 with a one page dedication 'To the most learned and my honour'd friend 'Mr. Camden, Clarentiaux' and ends 'Your true lover, Ben Johnson'. Each of the 13 plays, or pieces by Ben Jonson has its own dated Title and Dedication page, [apart from 'Everyman in His Humour] with the majority of plays followed by a list of persons in each play and a cast list of the principal actors at the first performance of the play with date. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE [Will. Shake-Speare] is named as one of the actors [or 'Principall Comedians' or 'Tragedians'] in several plays notably 'Everyman in his Humour' and 'Seianus his Fall'. [Shakespeare's Company produced several of Jonson's plays].

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

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

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        Parys wie solche 1620 anzusehen geweßen. Ansicht von Paris, Kupferstich von Merian.

      Frankfurt am Main, Merian, um 1640. - Blatt unten etwas wasserrandig. Insgesamt schönes Exemplar der Stadtansicht von Paris. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100

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        Romagna olim Flaminia.

      Amsterdam, 1640 - Incisione in rame, colorata d'epoca, 380x500. 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.

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        Curiositez Françoises Pour Supplement aux Dictionnaires ou Recueil de plusieurs belles proprietez, avec une infinité de Proverbes & Quolibets

      Paris: Antoine de Sommaville, 1640. First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Contemporary vellum rebacked later on in leather, discoloration to covers but quite sound. Scattered minor foxing. 615pp with the bookplates of William Maxwell Stirling and De Guinzbourg - the Stirling quite elaborate. A collection of sayings and proverbs meant to supplement the dictionary. Brunet IV 260. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Reference; Language & Linguistics. Inventory No: 045830.

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        Parys wie solche 1620 anzusehen geweßen. Ansicht von Paris, Kupferstich von Merian.

      Frankfurt am Main, Merian, um 1640. 27,5 x 70 cm Blatt unten etwas wasserrandig. Insgesamt schönes Exemplar der Stadtansicht von Paris. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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