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        The Magnetick Lady: or Humors Reconcild. A Comedy

      None listed, London 1640 - 64 pp. 4to, 12 by 8 inches, 30 by 20 cm. Typos on title page include possibly "Johnson", although spelling was a more fluid matter in the 17th century, and the year of printing is given as 1440 instead of 1640. Pages have expected levels of age toning but generally clean otherwise. Leaf with pp 33/4 has tiny hole by the continuation word, "The" in lower right of 33, with trivial loss of part of the lettering of "the". Modern morocco and marbled endpapers bright and fresh.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Haec epitome undecim librorum relationum.Mil. defuncti, quondam capital' Justic'placitor' coram ipso rege tened', & regiae majestati a sanctioribus consisiis, cum venia reverendorum & honoratissimorum judicum parelo commissa fuit:.Trotman

      London,: J. More Armigeri, 1640. Law; [12], 579 pages; 14.7cm; full red leather binding; top edge gilt ; primarly in French, with occasional English, Latin; from library of Lloyd Kenyon, first Baron Kenyon 1732-1802, English jurist, chief justice 1788-1802.. Hardcover. Very good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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        A Treatise of the Passions and Faculties of the Soule of Man: With the Severall Dignities and Corruptions thereunto belonging.

      Robert Bostock, London 1640 - 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        Documenti d'Amore.

      Vitale Mascardi,, Roma, 1640 - In-4° (248x175mm), pp. (48), 376, (140) di indice degli autori volgari e provenzali e di "Tavola delle voci, e maniere di parlare più considerabili usate nell'opera". Legatura coeva p. pergamena con titolo manoscritto anticamente alla cuffia superiore. Frontespizio figurato. Ritratto f.t. inciso da C. Vouillemont e 14 altre tavv. f.t. a soggetto allegorico, incise da Cornelis Bloemaert (Utrecht, 1603-Roma, 1684) e da Greuter da disegno di vari artisti; gli emblemi si riferiscono ai diversi tipi di sentimenti e passioni che regolano, influenzano e dominano l’amore. Capilettera e finaletti istoriati in xilografia. Qualche lieve fioritura. Bell'esemplare. Rara prima edizione, curata da Federico Ubaldini a distanza di tre secoli dalla morte dell'autore, di questa straordinaria opera di poesia amorosa della nostra letteratura delle origini, annoverata fra i libri di emblemi per le magnifiche incisioni allegoriche che accompagnano questa impressione originale, incisioni che ne fanno anche uno dei più bei volumi figurati dell'età barocca. Brunet, I, 648. Gamba, 97: "Raro". Landwehr, 136. Praz, pp. 83-84 e 265. Cicognara, 1985. Holstein, II, 216-223. Graesse, I, 289. Razzolini, 39: "Raro". Cicognara, 1985: "Elegantissimo libro". British Library 17th Century Italian Books, I, 73. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        Documenti d'amore

      Vitale Mascardi,, Roma, 1640 - Cm. 24,5, pp. (48) 376 (140). Frontespizio figurato, ritratto dell'autore e 14 belle tavole fuori testo. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena molle con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Occhietto controfondato con antica nota biografica manoscritta riguardante l'autore, qualche carta leggermente brunita, ma esemplare genuino, marginoso e ben conservato. Si tratta di uno dei più celebri ed affascinanti figurati italiani del '600. Le tavole illustrano allegorie riguardanti le passioni e l'amore. Cfr. Brunet I, 648, Gamba, 97 e Praz. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Calceolus Mariae (Ladies Slipper) - Iris Pannonica Varigata (Dark variegated bearded Iris) - Iris Portugalica (Blue variegated bearded Iris) from Hortus Eystettensis.

      Nuremburg: 1640 - Published in an edition of 300 in 1613, the Hortus Eysttensis is the earliest large folio botanical and is considered one of the greatest botanical books ever created. This is a very strong impression, with an early hand notating the species names in German below the label for each flower. Archivally framed. The fresh, strong impression & absence of any bleed-through of text from the verso would suggest that this is the second & preferred edition, published in 1640, but it cannot be categorically stated because of the framing.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        OPERA] MATTHAEI PARIS MONACHI ALBANENSIS ANGLI, HISTORIA MAJOR. Juxta exemplar Londinense 1571, verbatim recusa, Et cum Rogeri Wendoveri, Willielmi Rishangerei, authorisque majori minorique historiis chronicisque Mss.

      London: Richard Hodgkinson for Cornelius Bee & Laurence Sadler 1640 - Folio, (350x227mm), [50],1009,[125],310,[14]p. frontispiece portrait engraved by T. Cecill, the seperate part title to Vitae Duorum Offarum present and carring the imprint of Miles Flesher as printer, dated 1639, paper reapir to the final leraf (without loss) and some slightly soiling of the first (licence) and final leaf. Contemporary, or near-contemporary, calf, the joints and corner tips sometime repaired, some slight scratching of the leather surface and some wear to the edges, armorial bookplate of Victor Albert George Charles Villiers, Early of Jersey; Osterley Park. Based on an earlier work by Roger of Wendover and also known as Flores historiarum, and probably based on an earlier St Albans chronicle, this new edition which appeared in 1640 was evidently a direct result of Matthew Parker's work. Indeed it was originally intended to be a mere reprint of Parker's edition, and its editor, Dr William Wats, who was chaplain to Prince Rupert, did not begin work on it until the text up to the annal for 1188 had been printed off. Wats's edition, though far from perfect, was a definite advance on Parker's. It was reissued twice (Paris, 1644; London, 1684), and was not superseded until Luard undertook in 1869 to re-edit the whole of the Chronica Majora for the Rolls Series. (Vaughan, Matthew Paris). HEAVY BOOK, overseas customers please note that this title weighs more than the 1 kg packed average on which postage charges are based, email us through the 'Ask the bookseller a question' option for delivery options and additional charges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barry McKay Rare Books]
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        De Imitatione Christi.

      Paris 1640 Typographia Regia - Folio 26x37 cms.Portada,frontis,550pgs.Obra dividida en cuatro partes tratando sobrela divinidad de Cristo. Encuadernación original en maroquin habana, con planos decorados en ruedecilla con motivos florales laterales y tulipanes trenzados en las esquinas.lomo cuajado.pequeña falta en parte superior del lomo.Muy buen ejemplar de en un estado y brillo excepcional. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Pontes]
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        A PARADOX. PROOVING, THAT THE INHABITANTS OF THE ISLE CALLED MADAGASCAR, OR ST. LAWRENCE, (IN TEMPORALL THINGS) ARE THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD. WHEREUNTO IS PREFIXED, A BRIEFE AND TRUE DESCRIPTION OF THAT ISLAND.WITH MOST PROBABLE ARGUMENTS OF A HOPEFULL AND FIT PLANTATION OF A COLONY THERE.

      London: Printed for Nathaniel Butter, . 1640 - [38]pp. Small quarto. Three-quarter antique-style calf and marbled boards, gilt morocco label. 19th-century armorial library bookplate on front pastedown. Closely trimmed, just touching the letter "A" on the titlepage and cropping the upper portion of a few running titles and catchwords. Titlepage soiled, with small ink spots affecting a few characters of text. Very good. The only edition of this rare utopian work describing the island of Madagascar and its inhabitants. The author, Walter Hamond (d. 1648) had by his own account traveled several times to Madagascar in the service of the East India Company, once "resident there Foure Moneths together." During the 1630s, as King Charles I was advised that Madagascar would be an ideal location for English traders bound for India and the Far East to refresh and repair their ships, Hamond composed A PARADOX., encouraging further use of the island for colonization and trade. Describing the land of Madagascar in Edenic terms, Hamond begins his characterization of its inhabitants by referring to them as "a sluggish and slothfull people." "If any where," he writes, "the Proverbe, Terra bona, gens male, may here be applied" (A4v). He swiftly recasts them, however, as an innocent and virtuous race, whose "Nakednesse, Poverty, and Simplicity" demonstrate a happy, prelapsarian state instead of one of wretchedness or misery: "Now for Pride [of clothing and appearance], such is the Happinesse of these people, that they know not what it meanes, here is no man that respectech another the better for his Out- side, but for his inward vertue, and naturall Endowmens.They know that the inordinate desire of riches in the Root of all mischiefe, a Raging famisht Beast, that will not bee satisfied.As for Gold, the Soule of the World.[t]hese people know it not, or doe they know it, they regard it not, at least I am sure they value it not" (D4v-E1). Hamond continues with the observation that the Golden Age "so much celebrated by ancient Writers, was not so called, from the Estimation, or predomination that Gold had in the Hearts of men.[b]ut from the Contemps thereof"; this "happy Age these people doe at this present enjoy" (E1v). A fascinating precursor to the 18th-century imaginings of the Noble Savage, and a rare title on the market. STC 12735. DNB VIII, p.1137.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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; Masques at Court etc

      Printed by Richard Bishop and Robert Young, London 1640 - 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]. 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 Contemporary leather with a simple repeat rectangular border design [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        The First Book. The Discovery of a new World

      London: for John Maynard,, 1640. or, A Discourse tending to prove, that 'tis probable there may be another habitable World in the Moone. With a Discourse concerning the possibility of a Passage thither. The third impression. Corrected and enlarged. [With:] A discourse concerning A New Planet. Tending to prove, That 'tis probable our Earth is one of the Planets. The second Booke, now first published. Octavo (169 × 109 mm), 2 parts in one volume, as issued. Contemporary calf with early 20th-century reback. Engraved general title by William Marshall, woodcut illustrations and diagrams in the text, final errata leaf. Erudite pencil marginalia in both parts. A little toning to text block, a very good copy. First complete edition, containing important revisions to the first book and, for the first time, the "second Booke". The Discovery (first published 1638) and the Discourse together constitute "One of the first important books of modern 'popular science,' a work written by a man who knew the technicalities of science, yet who … had the ability to explain those technicalities to the general reader" (Nicholson). This 1640 edition contains a new section added to the first book on the then-sensational idea of voyaging to the moon, with associated scientific discussions of gravity and the nature and height of the atmosphere. This discourse "established the conventions of the moon-voyage for more than a century" (Nicholson). In the second book, "Wilkins discussed the controversial question of the earth's motion, supporting the arguments of Copernicus, Kepler and Galileo that the earth behaved as other planets" (Norman).

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        Ornithogalum minus [Star-of-Bethlehem]; Hyacinthus Orientalis variegatus [Hyacinth]; Hyacinthus Orientalis mixtus [Hyacinth]

      Eichstatt, 1640. 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. Hand-coloured engraving. In excellent condition.

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        THE DIFFERENCES OF THE AGES OF MAN LIFE. Together with the Originall causes, Progresse, and End therof. Written by the Learned Henry Cuffe, sometime Fellow of Merton College in Oxford. Newly revised .

      Printed by T.H. and are to bee sold by Nathaniell Butter., London 1640 - Octavo contemporary sheep with later gilt label & ornamentation of spine, front board detached. Small scarlet embossed bookplate of cat with motto and modern ownership label John Lawson. Philip Bliss' copy, with his "P" mark and date of purchase (1840) on B1, edges slightly browned and occasional spotting, 213pp. *The second edition, first published posthumously in 1607, of a work by the classical scholar Henry Cuffe, professor of Greek at Oxford and later adviser to the Earl of Essex, after whose fall he was executed for treason in 1601. Bacon calls him a great scholar, and "a notable traitor by the book, being otherwise a turbulent and mutinous spirit against all superiors". In this work he "shows wide reading in the writings of the Greek philosophers; a belief in astrology, and faith in a divine providence" (DNB). This copy belonged to Philip Bliss (1787-1857) antiquary and book collector, whose library was sold in a series of sales at Sotheby's in 1858. STC 6105. 1 volume.

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        Nobilario de Dom Pedro Conde de Barcellos." @Eighteenth-century manuscript on paper, in Portuguese.

      - Written in ink, in a large, legible hand, with a smaller version for the copious marginal notes. Complete according to the foliation by the original scribe: (1 l.), 287 ll. [i.e., 288, with an unfoliated leaf following f. 197], (2 blank leaves and pastedown foliated 288-291). Folio (31.3 x 22.7 cm.), contemporary limp vellum (minor soiling), fore-edge cover extensions, with title vertically in manuscript: "Cde. D. Pº Filho d'elRey D. Dinis das Linhagens de Portugal." Deckle edges at fore-edge. Very fine. Collections of Jacinto da Silva Mengo and the Barão de Rendufe (see below). ---- Attractive eighteenth-century manuscript copy of one of the seminal works of genealogy and history for the Iberian Peninsula in the Middle Ages. It was written in the fourteenth century in Gallego-Portuguese. In a highly stratified society a person's lineage was crucial, and D. Pedro's work was a model for many later genealogical accounts. It includes not only lists of names and relationships, but narrative accounts of the lives of many of those listed. Despite some criticisms of its accuracy (especially for the earliest period), it is the only source for many relationships of noble families in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Castile. The @Nobiliario was frequently translated into Portuguese and Castilian, often with additions. It first appeared in print at Rome in 1640. It has been often reprinted, and the fact that it is in print today in several editions is a testimony to its importance for historians.By birth and by marriage, Pedro Afonso, conde de Barcelos (1287-1354), was affiliated with the highest nobility of the Iberian Peninsula. The illegitimate son of D. Dinis of Portugal (r. 1279-1325) and great-grandson of Alfonso X el Sabio, he first married into the Portuguese Sousa family and then into the Aragonese Ximenes family. During a period of exile he absorbed the culture of the Castilian court, and after his return to Portugal he transformed his estate at Lalim into a cultural center. While at Lalim, D. Pedro composed two of the most important medieval prose works in Gallego-Portuguese: the @Cronica Geral de Espanha in 1344 and this book, known as the @Livro de Linhagens do conde D. Pedro, in 1340-44.Like D. Dinis, D. Pedro was a poet and troubador. His lost "Livro de Cantigas," a collection of Galician songs, was probably an archetype for the medieval Spanish and Portuguese @cancioneros. Hence D. Pedro is at least partially responsible for the preservation of many important medieval texts that would otherwise have been lost.@Provenance: Inscription on title page reads, "Hé de Jacinto da Silva Mengo, e agora do Illmº e Excmº Sr. Barão de Renduffe. Lisboa o 1º de Setembro de 1842." Jacinto da Silva Mengo (1808-1866) served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (see Innocêncio III, 246). Simão da Silva Ferraz de Lima e Castro, Barão e Conde de Rendufe (1795-1857), began his diplomatic career in 1827. From February 1842 to November 1845 he served as minister plenipotentiary to Berlin, and during part of this period (1844) was also Portuguese representative to the court of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. He negotiated treaties of commerce and navigation with Prussia in 1844 and with several other German states in 1844 and 1845. In early 1846 he was sent as minister plenipotentiary to Madrid, to negotiate a treaty regarding Spanish, French and English intervention in the "Maria da Fonte" movement. After an assignment in Paris, he married a wealthy Belgian noblewoman in 1849.----

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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        Destierro y azote del libro del duelo ?.

      Zaragoza, Christoval de la Torre, 1640. - Large woodcut of the Crucifixion on second preliminary leaf. Small woodcut vignette on title page. (15, 1 blank ll.), 293, (1) pp., (1 l.); some errors in quire signatures, but catchwords and pagination follow. 8°, contemporary vellum (spine slightly dampstained), horizontal manuscript title on spine, edges sprinkled. Some browning; small tear at foot of title-page, not affecting text. Overall in very good condition. ---- FIRST EDITION of this diatribe against duelling; Palau notes another edition of Valencia, 1647. From the necessity of loving one's neighbor rather than running him through, the author progresses to the ruler's duty to keep peace among his subjects and?with especial virulence?to the evil of clergy who encourage fighting rather than preaching against it. Lozano de Ibdes, who received his doctorate from Alcalá, was curate at Mata de los Olmos.---- Palau 142955: describing a copy at the University of Zaragoza, and citing no copy sold. Simón Díaz 4135: adding copies at the University of Granada, the Academia Española and Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid. Jiménez Catalán, @Tipografía zaragozana del s. XVII 407. Thimm, p. 170. Levi & Gelli, p. 35. Not in HSA or @Ticknor Catalogue. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Patriarchatus Alexandrini Geographica desciptio

      Mariette, Pierre, Paris 1640 - Size : 372x510 (mm), 14.625x20.125 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring

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        Novam Hanc Territorii Francofvrtenis Tabulam. Altkolor. Kupferstichkarte.

      Blaeu, Amsterdam um 1640 - Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte 56,5 x 44,5 cm, Sprache: Lateinisch. Sehr dekorative altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte des Rhein-Main-gebietes zwischen Nieder-Eschbach (im Norden), Messel (S), Heidenheim (W) und Hanau (O)und Frankfurt in der Mitte. Am oberen Rand drei Wappen von Bürgermeistern zwischen Allegorien von Justitia, Consilium, Concordia und Pax, unten drei Wappen von Syndici, an den Seiten 28 Wappen der Ratsherren. Sehr schöne, saubere Karte, leicht auf Pappe angeheftet mit älterem Passepartout. Diese Karte wird als prächtigste und attraktivste der Blaeu'schen Offizin hervorgehoben.

      [Bookseller: Karl-Eugen Schlapp, Buchhändler i.R.]
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        L. Annaei Senecae philosophi Opera omnia; ex ult. I. Lipsii emendatione: et M. Annaei Senecae rhetoris quae exstant; ex And. Schotti recens.

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

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        Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali, cum Terris Adiacentibus.

      1640 - Kupferstich-Karte von W. Blaeu, Amsterdam, ca. 1640, altkoloriert. Ca.38 x 52,5 cm Papier gebräunt, vor allem am rechten Rand, Bug oben leimschattig, dort auch kleiner Schaden durch Verklebung. Burden, Mapping of North America , no. 242. Dekorative Karte der Karibik aus Blaeus "Le Theatre du Monde, ou Novvel Atlas", Amsterdam 1640, mit französischem Rückentext. Cartographically the map draws on the extremely rare chart by Hessel Gerritsz, c. 1631. The area of coverage is exactly the same with the exception of Blaeu's addition of the west coast of Central America. The nomenclature of the North American part is virtually identical, the only notable addition being the naming of VIRGINIA. It reflects the firsthand knowledge of Gerritsz during his voyage to South America and the West Indies undertaken in 1628."- (Burden) From Blaeu's "Le Theatre du Monde, ou Novvel Atlas", Amsterdam 1640, with french text, original contemporary handcolour. Paper browned at right margin, centerfold browned at upper end, there also some minor faults. Wide margins. Papier gebräunt, vor allem am rechten Rand, Bug oben leimschattig, dort auch kleiner Schaden durch Verklebung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        "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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Gallæcia Regnum, deScripta a F.Fer Ojea.

      1640 - Amsterdam: c.1640, French text. Original colour. 380 x 485mm. A fine map of Galicia, decorated with ornate cartouches for the title and scale and a compass rose and galleons in the sea.

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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        Nova Virginiae Tabula

      Amsterdam, 1640. A MAGNIFICENT MAP OF VIRGINIA: ONE OF THE FIRST TO MAKE THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE CHESAPEAKE KNOWN WIDELY THROUGHOUT EUROPE Engraving with original hand color: 20" x 23 1/2" . Book.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Kst.- Karte, b. Janssonius, "Ischia Isola olim Aenaria".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, um 1640, 35 x 45,5. Südorienierte Karte mit 3 altkol. Kartuschen und hüb. Schiffsstaff. im Kartenbild. Die sehr detaillirte Karte zeigt Ischia aus der Vogelschau. Links unten eine Insetkarte der Insel Elba.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        ISCHIA Originaltitel :"Ischia Isola, olim Aenaria"

      Amstedam, 1640. Kupferstich, altkoloriert Blattgrösse 48.5x58.5cm; Bildgrösse 38.0x49.0cm Mittelfalz. copperengraving handcolored

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        Dvcatvs Vplandia

      Blaeu, J. a C., 1640. "Ducatus Uplandia". Kol. Kupf.-Kte. bei J. u. C. Blaeu, um 1640. Mit 2 ausgem. fig. u. herald. Kartouche, 1 großen und 4 kleinen Gebietswappen. 38:49,5 cm.. Koeman II, Map 1435:2.2, Ed. 2:202-3 (1644-55 Latin) - Dekorative Karte von Stockholm und weite Umgebung mit Uppsala u.a.

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        THEATRUM botanicum: the Theater of plants, or An Herball of large extent: containing therein a more ample and exact history and declaration of the physicall herbs and plants that are in other Authors encreased by the accesse of many hundreds of new, rare and strange plants from all the parts of the world...

      printed by Tho. Cotes 1640 THEATRUM botanicum: the Theater of plants, or An Herball of large extent: containing therein a more ample and exact history and declaration of the physicall herbs and plants that are in other Authors encreased by the accesse of many hundreds of new, rare and strange plants from all the parts of the world... PARKINSON, John. London, printed by Tho. Cotes, 1640. In - folio, piena pelle coeva, dorso a 6 nervi. (20), 1755, (1) pp., 1 f. errata, con bel frontespizio allegorico col ritratto dell' autore contornato da fini illustrazioni incise in rame da W. Marshall e 2716 figure incise in legno n.t. Bell' esemplare della rarissima edizione originale. Pritzel, 6394. Nissen, Botan. Buchillustration, 1490. Hunt Botan. Cat., I, 235. Johnston, Cleveland herbals coll., 197. Henry, British botan, liter., I, 286. Arber, Herbals, pp. 135 - 38: John Parkinson (1567 - 1650) was the last British writer of the period which we are considering who belonged to the true lineage of herbalist... He was honoured with the title of Herbalist to Charles I... Anderson, History of the herbals, pp. 227 - 34: The Theatrum marked a glorious sunset on the age of herbals, and it left a glow that will last as long as the English language is read.

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        6 Blatt Kupferstiche von Franz Ritter aus "Speculum Solis".

      . dat. 1640, je 28 x 35. Selten (!) - Vorhanden sind die Tafeln 1 - 5 und 7 ( von ??). Es handelt sich um Sonnenuhr-Zifferblätter, die alle ( bis auf Blatt 2 ) mit 1640 datiert sind.

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        Kst.- Karte, (ohne Titel- no title) von Franz Ritter,.

      . dat. 1640, 28,2 x 35,5. Shirley, Mapping of the world, Nr. 270 and Plate 213 ( Second State ). - Franz Ritter war Mathematiker in Nürnberg. Vorliegende Karte stammt aus dem Buch von Franz Ritters, "Speculum solis ..".( erschienen von 1610 - 1640), hier in der Karte mit 1640 datiert, erstmalig 1610 im "Speculum solis .." veröffentlicht. Bei der Karte handelt es sich um sehr ungewöhnliche Karte, denn der Mathematiker Ritter projizierte die Welt vom Nordpol aus. "It is projected from the north pole as if it were the table of a sundial, with the land masses drawn to scale in proportion to their distance from this point. The map is thus highly distorted according to the normal conceptions but it is nevertheless mathematically correct." ( Shirley, Seite/Page 290). - Mit guten Rändern, Mittelfalte restauriert ( Centrefold restored ).

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        "Zeelandia Comitatus".

      . Altkol. Kupferstich bei Blaeu, um 1640, 38,5 x 50 cm.. Gesamtkarte der Grafschaft Zeeland mit zwei figürlichen, altkolorierten Kartuschen. Mit maritimer Staffage. - Mit schmalem Rändchen, sehr farbfrisch.

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        Venezuela, cum parte Australi Nova Andalusiae

      Amsterdam 1640 - Engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline. French text on verso. Sheet size: 19 5/8 x 23 1/4 inches. A fine 17th century map of Venezuela and the Lesser Antilles. In the seventeenth century, the Dutch hegemony in ship building and navigation engendered their dominance in mapmaking. At the lead of this field was the Blaeu family. Willem Janszoon Blaeu first studied mathematics and navigation under the famous astronomer Tycho Brahe in 1594, opening his own instrument and globe making shop in Amsterdam in 1599. Shortly thereafter, Willem Blaeu would open a printing house, specializing in works on navigation. The Blaeu family's first world atlas, modestly titled the Atlantis Appendix as it was considered a continuation of the atlases by Ortelius, Mercator and Hondius, was first published in 1630 by Willem Blaeu with his son Joan Blaeu, the official cartographers of the Dutch East India Company. The acclaim that Blaeu's atlases have always received is based primarily upon the extremely high production standards found within. The quality of the engraving and the paper are of the highest order, placing them in the first rank among seventeenth century illustrated books. Blaeu's maps and town plans are embellished in the Baroque style, and many rank among the most beautiful ever made. Van der Krogt, (Atlantes) 9830:2.2; Koeman, Bl17.87.

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        Het stichtigh ende vermakelijck proces van drie ghebroeders, edel-lieden. Den eenen zijnde een dronkaert. [Den] tweden een hoer-eerder. [Den] derden een speelder. Dat wie bevonden sal worden vande drie ghebreken het kleenste begaen te hebben, het meeste erven sal van zijn vaders nae ghelatene goederen, volghens het testament daer af sijnde ghevonden, wesende onder sekere oude papieren, van M. P. v. O. Including : RULANT, H . Satyra ofte lofsang van droncken drincken. [Amsterdam?, Jacob Aertsz. Colom?], 1635. Small 8vo (14.5×9 cm). Half calf (ca. 1830s), with the binder's stamp on an endleaf (F. DUQUESNE À GAND).

      KVK & WorldCat (1 copy); cf. Kruyskamp, Jan Mommaert en het "Stichtelyck Proces", in: Het Boek XXX, pp. 306-312 (1640 ed.). Second known copy of the third edition (1635) of a rare satirical Dutch adaptation (first and second editions 1634) of a moralistic story in Latin by Filippo Beroaldo (1453-1505), possibly intended in this adaptation to satirize the Princes of Orange. The quotations from classical sources are given in Latin, each followed by a Dutch verse translation that takes some liberties with the text. Pieter Nootmans (active 1627-1635) contributed a verse about the book, printed on the back of the title-page. Following the main text is a drinking song by H. Rulant (active 1632-1634), with its own part-title, which had been published separately in 1632. We have located only one other copy of the present edition, in the library of Tresoar in Leeuwarden.The British Library database of bindings includes one binding by this Ghent binder. The title-page is worn and dirty, with a small abrasion obliterating the letter S in "Stichtigh", and the upper outside corner of the last leaf has been restored, with the loss of a few words of the text of the added drinking song. The binding is good, with some cracks in the hinges and minor damage along the edges.

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        Meteorologia Philosophico-Politica, das ist: Philosophische und Politische Beschreib- und Erklärung der Meteorischen, oder in der obern Lufft erzeugten Dinge; In Zwölff zerschiednen Aus Meteorologischen Fragen, und Politischen Schluss-Reden bestehenden; wie auch mit zugleich untermischten schönen Sinn-Bildern gezierten Abtheilungen Sonderbaren Fleisses ehedem verfasst.

      De Backer & Sommervogel VI, cols. 1640-1641; Landwehr, German Emblem Books 495; Praz, p. 468; Thieme & Becker XXIX, p. 412. First German translation of a beautiful instructive emblem book by the Jesuit 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. Wolfgang Josephus Kadoriza or Catoriza was a painter, active at Linz between ca. 1697 and 1730.

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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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        Lilium Montanum rubrum præcox [Lesser turk's cap lily]; Iris Bulbosa pallido colore [Yellow Spanish iris]; Iris folis angustis prima Clusii [Lavender rhizomatous iris]

      Eichstatt 1640 - 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. Hand-coloured engraving.

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