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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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      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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      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 € 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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        Opuscula Jacobi Triglandii. Dat is, Verscheyden Boecken en Tractaten door Jacobum Triglandius, Voor desen Bedienaer des H. Evangelij binnen Amsterdam, ende nu Professor der H. Theologie in de Universiteyt tot Leyden, als mede Bedienaer des H. Evangelij aldaer. Tot Verklaringe, Bevestiginge, ende Veranntwoordinge, der H. Waerheydt, ende der Christelijcke Godsaligheyt, op verscheyden tyden gemaeckt ende uyt-gegeven. Ende nu, ten dienste des Christelijcken Lesers, by een versamelt, ende in Drie Stucken ordentlijck verdeelt.

      Amsterdam, Marten Jansz. Brandt 1640. (32) 860 (14), 447 (8) p. Opnieuw gebonden Leer met ribben, Folio (Deel 1 en 3 van de Opera Omnia van Trigland. Verzamel-titelpagina en portret in kopie, achterin vochtvlekkig).

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        [Proliferous Persian buttercup] Ranunculus Asiaticus grumosa flore pleno Sanguineo prolifero; [Double-flowered Persian buttercup] Ranunculus Pesiaticus grumosa radice flore pleno ruberrimo; [White Persian buttercup] Ranunculus Creticus grumosa radice flore niveo; [Persian buttercup with serrated petals] Ranunculus Asiaticus grumosa radice flore Phoeniceo ruberrims; [Variegated Persian buttercup] Ranunculus Asiaticus grumosa radice flore rubris venis distincts

      Eichstatt, 1640. Hand-coloured engraving. In excellent condition apart from some mild printer's creases and ink residue on the plate. There are also some faded manuscript notes in the bottom margin and in the base of the plate. 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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        Die Belagerung vor Rouan ( Rovan) angefange am 8 Octob. 1592 Unten mit 3 Versen Beschreibung. ( 1.Vers: Hie magman deutlich schauwen an die belagerung vor Rouan, Monseur Biron der marischal nemt ein die Vorstädt Uberall.)

      ca., 1640 - Gutes, wohl erhaltenes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 Bild (22x28cm) auf Pappe gelegt. Im Kirchholzrahmen (29x35cm)

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        Grosse Kupferstich-Gesamtansicht von M. Merian. Stockholm.

      Frankfurt, Merian, um 1640. - circa 119,5 x 33 cm (nur Bild). 1 Blatt in Rahmen unter Glas (circa 46,5 x 58 cm) Grosse Ansicht aus dem Werk "Neuwe Archontologia cosmica". Oben mittig ein Wappen. - Schön gerahmt mit grossem Passepartout. Nur leicht gebräunt, sonst gut erhalten. Kein Versand ausserhalb der EU mit Rahmen möglich. - Nice view of Stockholm in a large frame. Only minor browning, otherwise fine. No shipping outside the EC.

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

       1640 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        [Jimson weed or thorn apple] Datura Turcarum ; [Germander] Polium foliis & facie Lavendulæ; [Purple linaria] Linaria purpureo violacea elatior

      Eichstatt, 1640. Hand-coloured engraving. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark on the top margin. 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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        Cyprus Zypern Negroponte Greece map Karte Hodnius Janssonius Rhodos

      Graphik, 1640 - (MN 20952) "Cyprus Ins." Original altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von ca. 1640 Blatt-Format je ca.57 x49 cm rückseitig Text in französisch leicht gebräunt und fleckig, im Mittelfalz hinterlegt und im Aussenrand verstärkt Original! - Kein Nachdruck! - Keine Kopie! Viele weitere antiquarische Bücher und alte Grafiken in unserem shop! Sprache: Deutsch

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        Course of the Danube,Blaeu,a.1640, big view

      Blaeu W.+J.,Atlases,Maps,Townboo - Donaulauf, Blaeu, anno 1640, 41 x 96 cm.!,altkoloriert Coppermap, edited by Blaeu, anno 1640, size of the view: 41 x 96 cm. "DANUBIUS FLUVIUS EUROPAE MAXIMUS, A FONTIBUS AD OSTIA, Cum omnibus Fluminibus, ab utroque latere, in illum defluentibus." Good condition, only little brownish, centerfold ok. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Insulæ Americanæ in Oceano Septentrionali, cum terris adiacentibus

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

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        TA. Ansicht m. Schloß, rechts der Rhein, "Bonn".

      - Kupferstich v. Wenzel Hollar, um 1640, 9 x 16,7 Parthey, Nr. 722.

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        Sabbatum profanatum Christiani orbis exitium. Oder wie der heilige Sonn-Tag in der ersten Kirchen hoch und heilig gehalten, jetzt aber von den Evangelischen Christen fast ärger als von Juden, Türcken und Heiden geschändet, un(d) eben dadurch alles heutige Krieges-Elend und Verderben . über die gantze Christenheit gezogen werde. Lübeck, U. Wetstein 1673. 12°. 252 S., Prgt. d. Zt.

      - VD17 39:153838N.- Titel in Rot u. Schwarz.- Behandelt in 2 Teilen: ?Von der schändlichen Entheiligung des Sabbats? und ?Von den schrecklichen Straffen, die Gott den Sabbat-schändern dräuet?.- Heinrich Lubbertus (1640-1703), geboren in Lübeck, Studium in Wittenberg, war seit 1670 Prediger in Behlendorf (bei Ratzeburg) im Herzogtum Lauenburg. ?Er hat das Lob eines eyfrigen und reinen Gottesgelehrten gehabt? (Zedler).- Wie meist ohne die 2 Bll. am Ende.- Gering gebräunt od. fleckig, Rücken erneuert, insges. gutes Exemplar.

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        A Treatise of the Passions and Faculties of the Soule of Man: With the Severall Dignities and Corruptions thereunto belonging

      London: Robert Bostock. Fair with no dust jacket. 1640. First Edition. Hardcover. Both boards nearly detached, hanging on by two cords only. Boards worn with loss of leather at margins. Leather spine missing. Text block in good condition. ; [22], 553 pages. Pagination erratic. Full leather binding. "It hath been a just Complaint of Learned Men, that usually wee are more curious in our inquiries after things New than excellent; and that the very neerenesse of worthy Objects, hath at once made them both despised and unknowne." - the opening sentence.; 8vo .

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        Methode pour la mesure des surfaces, la dimension des solides, leurs centres de pesanteur, de percussion et d'oscillation, par l'application du calcul intégral.Paris, Jean Boudot, 1700. 4to. With a large woodcut vignette (by Bernard Picart) on the title-page, 4 folding numbered engraved plates containing 43 numbered diagrams, an engraved headpiece and initial at the opening of the main text. Contemporary sprinkled calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Goldsmith BMC STC French 345; I. Grattan-Guinness, ed., Landmark writings in Western mathematics 1640-1940 (2005), p. 56; Poggendorff I, 383-384. First edition of the first extensive, separately published textbook on integral calculus, by Louis Carré (1663-1711), French mathematician and private teacher at Paris, published 44 years before Leonard Euler's classic textbook. It includes a wide variety of practical applications, including the measurement of surface areas, the determination of the volumes and centres of gravity of solid bodies, and problems of dynamics. With a contemporary owner's name on the title-page, a later 18th-century manuscript note on the endleaf and a couple manuscript notes in the text. A failed attempt to wash out the owner's name on the title-page has left a small faint stain. With the title-page slightly foxed and an occasional minor spot, but still in very good condition and with very large margins. The binding shows some cracks in the hinges, superficial damage to the leather and some corners skilfully repaired, but is still good and structurally sound. The most thorough presentation of integral calculus to its date.

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        India quae Orientalis dicitur, et Insulae adiacentes

      Amsterdam Blaeu Joannes 1640 - Southeast Asia. "India quae Orientalis dicitur, et Insulae adiacentes". Original copper-engraving. Published in Amsterdam by J. Blaeu, ca. 1640. Orig. old colouring. With figure title-cartouche, another figure cartouche with a dedication and a coat-of-arms, a cartouche with the scale of map, a globe and 5 cherubs, 7 ships and 2 wind-roses. 41,5:50,5 cm (16 1/4 x 20 inch.). Koeman II, map 8400:2, ed. 2:231 (1641-1642 German) - A beautiful example of Blaeu's map of Southeast Asia, extending from India to Tibet, Japan and New Guinea.

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        Kst.- Karte, b. G. u. J. Blaeu, "Lvtzenbvrg dvcatvs".

      - mit Grenzkolorit, 1640, 38 x 50 Vekene Nr. 2.12.B. Unten links Kartusche nur mit einem Wappen, dem Luxemburger. Gebiet zwischen der Maas und Mosel ( v. Metz bis Koblenz ).

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        Langen-Schwalbacher Saurbrunnen und Bäder / Sampt deren Eygenschafft und rechtem Gebrauch / Jetzo zum andern mahl außführlich für alle und jede in 100. Fragen beschrieben und vermehrt Durch Ludwig von Hörnigk .

      Franckfurt am Mayn: Anth. Humm, 1640 - 1 gestochener Kupfertitel: Schwalbacher Saur- Unndt Prodel-Brunnen Beschreibung. Ludivici vonn Hörnigk, 7 Blätter, 260 Seiten, 1 Blätter Register. Durch Register erschlossen. "Bad Schwalbach (bis 21. April 1927 Langenschwalbach) ist die Kreisstadt im Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis in Hessen. Die Stadt ist eines der ältesten hessischen Heilbäder, zugleich ist sie seit 2014 ein anerkannter Kneippkurort. Bad Schwalbach ist ein Kurort etwa 20 Kilometer nordwestlich der hessischen Landeshauptstadt Wiesbaden. Die Kernstadt liegt in 289 bis 465 Meter Höhe im westlichen Hintertaunus sehr langgestreckt auf 2,5 Kilometer Länge in einem linken Seitental der Aar, das vom Nesselbach durchflossen wird. Über 56 Prozent der Gemarkungsfläche besteht aus Wald. Bad Schwalbach wurde als Langinswalbach im Jahre 1352 erstmals urkundlich erwähnt und war seit 1364 als Pfarrei bekannt. Weitere historisch dokumentierte Erwähnungen des Ortsnamens sind Swalbach 1360 und Langenschwalbach Anfang des 16. Jahrhunderts. Erste zuverlässige Berichte über die Mineralquellen gibt es ab 1568 durch den Wormser Arzt Tabernaemontanus, der den Ort auch in seinem 1581 erschienenen Werk Neuw Wasserschatz bekannt machte. Der Speyerer Weihbischof Heinrich Fabricius hielt sich bereits 1583 zur Kur am Sauerbrunnen von Bad Schwalbach auf.[5] Obwohl Langenschwalbach im Dreißigjährigen Krieg völlig zerstört wurde, wurde es schnell wieder aufgebaut, der Handel mit dem Heilwasser begann zu blühen. Zunächst wurde das Wasser im Versandhandel in Krügen und Fässern in ganz Europa verkauft." / Ludwig von Hörnigk (* 16. März 1600 in Frankfurt am Main; † 2. August 1667 Mainz; auch Hörnigk oder Horneck geschrieben) war ein deutscher Arzt, Jurist und Autor. Sein Vater soll Ludwig V. von Hessen-Darmstadt sein. Seine Familie soll aus Darmstadt kommen. Er studiert in Gießen Medizin bei Gregor Horstius. Danach ging er nach Padua in Italien, wo er bei Adriaan van den Spiegel studierte. In Straßburg promovierte er dann zum Doktor der Medizin. Am 1. Juni 1625 wurde er Arzt von Frankfurt am Main. 1626 wird ihm in Prag der Titel des Comes palatinus verliehen, was mit seiner Standeserhöhung einher ging. 1635 wurde er zum physicus ordinarius in Frankfurt. 1638 promovierte er in Marburg in Jura. Er wird zu einem der frühesten deutschen Verwaltungsjuristen." (Wikipedia) * * * Einband nur geringfügig berieben und bestoßen, zwei Blätter mit nur geringfügigem Textverlust fachgerecht ausgebessert, einige Blätter im weißen Rand ohne Textverlust geringfügig beschädigt, eingige Blätter mitleichtem Wasserrand, Seite 149/150 mit Einriß, die Seiten 115 bis 126 und ab Seite175 mit Wurmgängen, sonst gut erhaltenes und sauberes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 750 16,7 x 10,5 cm, zeitgenössischer? mit Kiebitzpapier bezogener Pappband, mit goldgprägtem rückentitel auf Rückenschild, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Joachim von Sandrart d.Ä. (Frankfurt/Main 12. 05. 1606 - 14. 10. 1688 Nürnberg). Dt. Maler, Kupferstecher, Kunsthistoriker und Übersetzer. Hier: "Flora", Tizians Geliebte als Flora (- nach Tizian).

      - Rad. v. J. v. Sandrart, 1640, 26 x 19,6 (H) Hollstein 1, II (II); Andresen Handb.II, p.432. - Wasserzeichen: Türme. - Breitrandig und in einem guten Druck vorliegend. Zwei geglättete Falten. - Aus der Sammlung J.A. Boerner. Das druckgraphische Werk Sandrarts ( 1606 Frankfurt a.M. - 1688 Nürnberg ) beläuft sich auf nur 4 Radierungen. Das Blatt von großer Seltenheit.

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        Istia olim Iapidia':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Blaeu in Amsterdam, 1640, 40 x 50 van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, S. 582, 7180:2; Lago-Rossit, Descriptio Histriae, S. 158 ff. u. Abb. Tav. LXXVI. - 1. Ausgabe ohne Rückentext! - Zeigt die Halbinsel Istrien mit dem Golf von Triest u. dem Golf von Rijeka, sowie die Kvarner Inseln. - Oben Titelkartusche; unten rechts Kartusche mit Meilenzeiger. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        MONTAIGNE (Michel de)

      1640 1267 - A Paris, chez Michel Blageart, 1640, in-folio, (6) ff, 750 pp, (7) ff, veau marbré de l'époque, double filet d'encadrement sur les plats, dos à 6 nerfs et à petits fleurons, Titre imprimé en rouge et noir et orné d'un portrait de Montaigne gravé en taille-douce. Édition la plus fidèle de toutes celles imprimées au XVIIe siècle, partagée entre Blaegert et Courbé ; elle reproduit celle de 1635 (Rocolet) qui avait été donnée par Mlle de Gournay et que l'on considérait alors, après l'édition de 1595 (Abel Langelier), comme la meilleure de toutes. Dos et charnières restaurés, gardes renouvelées. Réparation de papier au titre, sans perte. Trous de vers en marge. Tchemerzine, IV, 898 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - This fantastic, vivid tableau is one of the most impressive maps of the Holy Land ever created, being an extremely rare American edition of a much beloved wall map that was issued in various forms over almost two centuries. Focused on modern-day Israel, from a bird’s eye perspective, it captures the entire Biblical Holy Land from Damascus and Southern Lebanon, in the north, all the way down to Cairo and the Red Sea, in the south. The curve of the Mediterranean Coast has been eliminated and the geography has been intentionally stylized to augment the artistic perspective. The tableau presents a veritable pageant of Biblical imagery, from both the Old and New Testaments, featuring innumerable finely engraved pictorial scenes accompanied by their appropriate scriptural references. The region is divided into the territories of the Twelve Ancient Tribes of Israel, each outlined in its own original color. In the upper center appears a prominent depiction of Jerusalem, derived from Claes Jansz Visscher’s famous map of the city, Die Heylige en Wytvermaerde Stadt Ierusalem (circa 1640), with 35 key sites numbered to its left. The lower right corner features a large and finely composed view of the sacred city, entitled ‘A Prospect of Jerusalem,’ while further to the right is a view of ‘The Temple of Solomon,’ depicted in a grand Renaissance style. The sides of the composition as adorned with 14 (7 on each side) vignettes of scenes from the Old Testament, beginning with Genesis and ending with the Story of Moses. The genealogy of this magnificent wall map is most interesting and features several different reincarnations extending over almost two centuries. The genesis for the maps was Jan van Deutecum the Younger’s grand wall map Niewe Caertees das Lants von Beloften ende (1641) (refer to Nebenzahl, Holy Land, pp. 120-124). True to the content and overall form of Deutecum’s original (although engraved in different styles), 18th Century London mapmakers published their own editions including those by Henry Overton (circa 1717), Robert Sayer (circa 1752), Cluer Dicey (circa 1765) and G. Thompson (1795). Importantly, all of these editions were published as separately issued large-format wall maps and all are great rarities. The first America edition of the map was engraved and published in 1823 in Philadelphia by Thomas W. Duffield, a lawyer from Frankford, Pennsylvania, of whom little is known. Enter D. Haines, although largely a biographical enigma, during the 1830s and 1840s he is known to have worked as an engraver for the prominent cartographer J.H. Young and America’s leading map publisher S. Augustus Mitchell of Philadelphia. Examples of maps engraved by Haines and published by Mitchell include: Map of The United States By J.H. Young (1831) and Mitchell's Travellers Guide Through The United States. A Map of The Roads, Distances, Steam Boat & Canal Routes & c. By J.H. Young (1832), amongst many others. Prior to working with Young and Mitchell, Haines evidently acquired Duffield’s plates and merely altered them to feature his name in the imprint (below the title, upper right) which reads: ‘Published Oct. 10 1828 by D. Haines Philadelphia. – Copy Right secured according to the Law.,’ and changing the publication year to read ‘1828,’ instead of 1823. Apart from this modest alteration, Haine’s edition is identical to Duffield’s. While never explicitly stated, it seems that the large and colorful American editions of the map were primarily intended to serve as educational devices for students of the Bible. As with the vast majority of separately issued wall maps, the survival rate of the American editions is very low. The Haines edition of the A New Map of the Land of Promise is extremely rare. We are aware of only two institutional examples (Buffalo & Erie Country Public Library and the Harold Osher Collection) and only two sales records (High Ridge Books, 1992 and Heritage Map Museum, 1996). Furthermore, we note only 1 example of the 182

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        Ornemens de peinture et de sculpture, qui sont dans la Galerie d`Apollon, au Chasteau du Louvre, et dans le grand Appartement du Roy, au Palis des Tuilleries. [Paris] 1710. Mit 24 von 29 Kupferstichtafeln (je 59 x 41 cm).

       \"Dessinez et gravez par les Srs. Jean Berain (1640-1711) ; Jean Berain (1674-1726) ; Gérard Jean-Baptiste Scotin (1671-1716) ; François Chauveau (1613-1676) ; Jean Lemoyne (1638-1713). Ornemens de peinture et de sculpture, qui sont dans la Galerie d`Apollon, au Chasteau du Louvre, et dans le grand Appartement du Roy, au Palis des Tuilleries. [Paris] 1710. Mit 24 von 29 Kupferstichtafeln (je 59 x 41 cm) – die Tafelblätter Nr. 2, 7, 8, 27, 29 fehlen. Großfolio. Etwas späteres Halbleder mit verstärkten Leder-Ecken mit Rückentitel in Goldprägedruck. Zustand: Einband etwas beschabt und berieben. Oberes Kapital mit kleiner Fehlstelle. Die Kupferstiche 2, 7, 8, 27 und 29 fehlen. Fast durchgehend stockfleckig, zumeist im breiten Außensteg. Nikotingeruch. Weitere Informationen (frz. / eng.) zu diesem seltenen Tafelband: Le titre est gr. par Gérard Jean-Baptiste Scotin d`après Jean Berain, les pl. 2 à 12 (Trumeaux et plafond de la Galerie d`Apollon) sont attribuées à Jean Berain I, mais seraient gr. par Jean Berain fils (cf. Désiré Guilmard, Les maîtres ornemanistes..., 1880, n° 29); les pl. 13 à 25 (Portes du grand appartement des Tuilleries) gr. par François Chauveau ; enfin les pl. 26 à 29 (Lambris dans le grand appartement des Tuileries) gr. par Jean Lemoyne. Engraved title by Gérard Jean-Baptiste Scotin after Bérain & 28 engraved plates drawn & engraved by Jean Bérain (father and son), François Chauveau & Jean Le Moine (Lemoyne). The plates show the wall and ceiling ornaments of Galerie d`Apollon in the Louvre drawn and engraved by Jean Bérain (8 von 11), and those for doors and wall paneling of Louis XIV`s apartment in the Tuilleries drawn and engraved by François Chauveau (13) and Jean Le Moine (2 von 4).\" Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Mappa Aestivarum Insularum, alias Barmudas . - Amstelodami, Guiljelm. Blaeuw excudit.':.

      - kolorierter Kupferstich aus Theatrum orbis terrarum, sive Atlas novus b. Blaeu in Amsterdam, 1640, 40,5 x 53 Palmer, The Printed Maps of Bermuda (in Map Collectors' Circle (No. 19), 7; van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, S. 600, 9660:2. - Zeigt die Bermudainsel. - In der Kartenmitte Titelkartusche. - Oben links Kartusche mit Maßstab. - Unten rechts Kartusche mit Maßstab. - Am unteren Rand Wappen und Beschreibung. The map is embellished with a striking decorative cartouche, compass rose, and remarkable detail for the island, including a complete list of land owners. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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         Insulae Ceyloniae thesaurus medicus, vel Laboratorium Ceylonicum. Amsterdam, Hendrick and Dirk Boom, 1679. 12mo. 18th-century(?) vellum. .

      Landwehr, VOC 840 (2 copies); Krivatsy 6158; STCN (3 copies). First and only edition of a little Latin pocket guide to herbal medicine in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), with about 120 recipes for medicinal preparations. Piélat (1640?-1681), best known as a teacher and as the author of schoolbooks, produced this little guide largely based on the Dutch Laboratorium chymicum gehouden op het ... eylandt Ceylon, written by the Swedish physician Herman Niklas Grim (1641-1711), who worked in service of the VOC (Dutch East India Company).With 2 quires and 2 endleaves browned, the front endleaf also causing some patches on the title-page and 2 following leaves, and with an occasional marginal water stain, but otherwise in good condition. The binding is slightly rubbed and has a couple small stains but is still good..

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        1640 - Cyprus Zypern Negroponte Greece map Karte Hodnius Janssonius Rhodos

       1640. Blatt-Format je ca. 57 x 49 cm (MN 20952) \"Cyprus Ins.\" Original altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von ca. 1640 Blatt-Format je ca. 57 x 49 cm rückseitig Text in französisch leicht gebräunt und fleckig, im Mittelfalz hinterlegt und im Aussenrand verstärkt Original! - Kein Nachdruck! - Keine Kopie! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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         Meteorologia philosophico-politica, in duodecim dissertationes ... Augsburg, Jeremias Wolff (printed by Peter Detlefsen), 1709. Folio. With a richly engraved allegorical frontispiece (with a portrait of the dedicatee, Holy Roman Emperor Joseph I) and 83 numbered large engraved circular emblems (in square frames) in the text, each with a motto at the head and accompanied by letterpress verse and prose texts, all after designs by Kadoriza. Contemporary vellum. .

      De Backer & Sommervogel VI, col. 1640; Landwehr, German Emblem Books 494; Praz, p. 468. Second or third edition in the original Latin of a beautiful, instructive emblem book by the Jesuit Franz Reinzer (1661-1708), curiously mixing science and philosophical politics, including moral lessons. Quotations from scientists and classical philosophers accompany beautiful emblems with meteorites, flying dragons, lightning, comets, rainbows, fata morganas, earthquakes, underground fires, minerals, metals, etc., with references in the margins and allegories of politics and public life and wise lessons drawn from them. Both the texts and the emblems show the influence of the Jesuit scientist Athanasius Kircher. Wolfgang Josephus Kadoriza or Catoriza was a painter, active at Linz between ca. 1697 and 1730. With the engraved armorial bookplate of Christoph Wenzel, Graf von Nostitz (1643-1712) of Schloss Lobris in Lower Silesia, and the bookplate of Bob Luza (1893-1980). With about 1 mm shaved off the head of the frontispiece on the right side, but generally in fine condition. The binding very good. A beautiful meteorological Jesuit emblem book influenced by Athanasius Kircher..

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        FRANKFURT. - Karte. "Novam Hanc Territorii Francofurtensis Tabulam".

      - Altkol. Kupferstich von J. und C. Blaeu, um 1640, 45 x 55 cm. Karte des Großraums Frankfurt mit dem Mainlauf von Kelsterbach bis Hanau, im Zentrum Befestigungsplan von Frankfurt. Umgeben ist die Karte von 34 Geschlechterwappen und Allegorien des Friedens, der Eintracht, der Gerechtigkeit und der Klugheit. - Die schöne Barockkarte in herrlichem Altkolorit, einschließlich Wappen, Kartusche und Figuren.

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        Der Rom Kay Auch zu Hungarn und Bohaimb [Et]c Koniglichen Majestat.

      1640. Asserting the Church and Crown in Bohemia [Bohemia]. Ferdinand II [1578-1637], Holy Roman Emperor. Der Rom. Kay. Auch zu Hungarn und Bohaimb [Et]c. Koniglichen Majestat, Ferdinandi dess Andern [et]c. Vernewerte Landes Ordnung Deroselben Erbkonigreichs Bohaimb. Auff der Jetzt Regierenden Kay. und Konigl. May. Ferdinandi dess Dritten [et]c. Allergnadigsten Befehl von Newem Auffgelegt und mit Unterschiedlichen Declaratorien und Novellen Vermehret. [Vienna: Gedruckt bey Mariae Formick, 1640]. [viii], 551, [vi], 131, [2] pp. Two parts, each with title page and individual pagination. Folio (11" x 7"). Contemporary speckled calf, varnished, blind rules to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, speckled edges, (later?) marbled endpapers. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, joints just starting at ends, corners bumped. Title pages, with large copperplate arms of the Holy Roman Empire, printed in red and black, large arms copperplate arms of Bohemia to versos, woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to a few laves, edges of title pages trimmed closely with minor loss, internally clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown. * Fourth edition. Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II, a Habsburg, ruled the Kingdom of Bohemia. A document of the Thirty Years War [1618-1648], his Vernewerte Landes Ordnung (Revised Land Ordinance) for Bohemia, enacted in 1627, aimed to consolidate his power and suppress Protestantism, which was spreading though parts of that kingdom. Among other measures, it deprived the Bohemian estates of their military rights, placed all schools under Jesuit control and made Catholicism the kingdom's only legal religion. Due in part to his aggressive stance, Bohemia witnessed some of the most brutal battles of the war. Ferdinand, who died in 1637, was able to pass the kingdom to his heir, but the land and its crown were greatly diminished. Editions of the Vernewerte Landes Ordnung were published in 1627, 1628, 1638, 1640, 1714 and 1753. All are scarce. OCLC locates 2 copies of the 1640 edition in North American law schools (University of Michigan, Yale). Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachraum Erschienenen Drucke des 17. Jahrhunderts 12:656896L.

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        Halbfigur nach links, vor Stadtarchitektur, den Betrachter anblickend.

      - Schabkunstblatt von A. Bloteling (1640-1690), nach einem Selbstbildnis in London. 20,4:14,1 cm. Wurzbach 37 (Mieris, Zeichnungen) p. 166; Hollstin 185, II; Drugulin 14070. Mit den Versen von W. van Heemskerk. Breitrandig.

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