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2015-04-14 15:46:08
DE LAET, Joannes (1581-1649).
Leiden: Chez Bonaventure & Abraham Elseviers, 1640. Single sheet, (13 ¼ x 16 inches, full margins showing the platemark). Fine engraved map of Central America from Mexico to Costa Rica, including the southern tip of Florida and part of Cuba, the title within a strapwork cartouche and a large compass rose (old central fold, the edges browned). First French edition, first published in Dutch in 1625. Fine engraved map of Central America, showing Mexico ("Nueva Espana"), Yucatan, Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and portions of Florida and Cuba. The title cartouche appears bottom left above a distance scale, and there is a fine compass rose. De Laet was born in Antwerp but in 1585, the family, like thousands of Flemish Protestants, fled to the northern Netherlands. After studying philosophy in Leiden the young de Laet traveled to London in 1603, obtained his denizenship, but after the death of his wife returned to Leiden, where in April 1608 he "married Maria Boudewijns van Berlicum (d. 1643). There he made a fortune through overseas trade and land investments, at home and at Laetburg, near Albany, in New Netherland. In 1619 he was appointed a director of the Dutch West Indies Company, a position he held until his death. "In the ongoing religious quarrels which troubled Holland, de Laet sided with the counter-remonstrants (Gomarists) against the remonstrants (Arminians), an allegiance evident in his 'Commentarii de Pelagianis et Semi-Pelagianis' (1617). In 1618 he was delegated for Leiden to the Synod of Dort, where he befriended the theologian Samuel Ward, master of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2015-04-14 00:26:36
DE LAET, Joannes (1581-1649).
Leiden: Chez Bonaventure & Abraham Elseviers, 1640. Single sheet, (13 ¼ x 16 ¼ inches, full margins showing the platemark). Fine engraved map of central South America showing the Paraguay River Basin, the Peru-Chilean coast, and Lake Titicaca, with a large compass rose and the title within a fine decorative cartouche (old central fold, edges browned). First French edition, first published in Dutch in 1625. A highly detailed map of the central region of South America, from central Peru to Rio de Janeiro and Cape San Antonio, with numerous cities and rivers identified. The large compass rose, adorned with a fleur-de-lis, is at the center of the map, and the title cartouche is embellished with tropical plants and the head of a cherub, situated below the distance scale. De Laet was born in Antwerp but in 1585, the family, like thousands of Flemish Protestants, fled to the northern Netherlands. After studying philosophy in Leiden the young de Laet traveled to London in 1603, obtained his denizenship, but after the death of his wife returned to Leiden, where in April 1608 he "married Maria Boudewijns van Berlicum (d. 1643). There he made a fortune through overseas trade and land investments, at home and at Laetburg, near Albany, in New Netherland. In 1619 he was appointed a director of the Dutch West Indies Company, a position he held until his death. "In the ongoing religious quarrels which troubled Holland, de Laet sided with the counter-remonstrants (Gomarists) against the remonstrants (Arminians), an allegiance evident in his 'Commentarii de Pelagianis et Semi-Pelagianis' (16 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2015-04-13 12:30:02
DE LAET, Joannes (1581-1649).
Leiden: Chez Bonaventure & Abraham Elseviers, 1640. Single sheet, (13 ¼ x 15 ¾ inches, full margins showing the platemark). Fine engraved map of Guyana showing the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers, the title within a fine strapwork cartouche, a second cartouche containing the distance scale, and a large compass rose (old central fold, edges browned). First French edition, first published in Dutch in 1625. Fine engraved map of Guyana, showing the mythical Lake Parime, with a fine title cartouche, a second cartouche containing the distance scale, and a large compass rose. The equator is identified, as well as the Amazon River, Orinoco River, and various tributaries. "There still remained an unknown region in Central Guiana, where were plains periodically inundated by the overflow of the Rapanuni, Essequibo, and Branco (Parima) rivers. Here must Eldorado be; and here the maps, shortly after this, placed the mysterious lake and its auriferous towers of Manoa down to a comparatively recent time. According to Humboldt and Schomburgk, it was after the return of Raleigh's and Keymis's expedition that Hondius was the first in his 'Nieuwe Caerte van het goudreyke landt Guiana' (1599), to introduce the Laguna Parima with its city Manoa in a map We find the lake also in the 'Nieuwe Wereldt' of De Laet in 1630, and in the editions of that year in other languages" (Justin Winsor, ed., "Narrative and Critical History of America," p. 587). De Laet was born in Antwerp but in 1585, the family, like thousands of Flemish Protestants, fled to the northern Netherlands. After studying philosophy in Leid … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2015-04-13 12:30:02
DE LAET, Joannes (1581-1649).
Leiden: Chez Bonaventure & Abraham Elseviers, 1640. Single sheet, (13 ¼ x 15 ¾ inches, full margins showing the platemark). Fine engraved map of North and South America, sparsely labelled, showing part of Africa, the title within a strapwork cartouche, showing the Tropic of Cancer, the Equator, and the Tropic of Capricorn (old central fold, edges browned). First French edition, first appeared in the second edition of 1630. Fine engraved map showing North and South America. This map's "most interesting feature is that although we know de Laet had seen maps of California as an island, he relies on the more trustworthy accounts, such as Herrera, in depicting a peninsular form. The map has the best west coast delineation to date. He also does not get drawn into the debate about the North West Passage, preferring to cut his map short of these latitudes" (Burden, p. 285). De Laet was born in Antwerp but in 1585, the family, like thousands of Flemish Protestants, fled to the northern Netherlands. After studying philosophy in Leiden the young de Laet traveled to London in 1603, obtained his denizenship, but after the death of his wife returned to Leiden, where in April 1608 he "married Maria Boudewijns van Berlicum (d. 1643). There he made a fortune through overseas trade and land investments, at home and at Laetburg, near Albany, in New Netherland. In 1619 he was appointed a director of the Dutch West Indies Company, a position he held until his death. "In the ongoing religious quarrels which troubled Holland, de Laet sided with the counter-remonstrants (Gomarists) against the rem … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2015-04-12 08:44:00
DE LAET, Joannes (1581-1649).
Leiden: Chez Bonaventure & Abraham Elseviers, 1640. Single sheet, (13 ½ x 16 inches, full margins showing the platemark). Fine engraved map of eastern Canada, with a large compass rose, showing an accurate Prince Edward Island and the first depiction of a north-south orientation of Lake Champlain (old central fold, edges browned). ONE OF THE FOUNDATION MAPS OF CANADA (Burden). First French edition, first published in Dutch in 1625. This is the first printed map to show Prince Edward Island accurately, and also the first to show Lake Champlain with a north-south orientation. "The map is of considerable importance to the early cartography of Canada and is the source map of several derivatives. Although the cartography of Quebec and the Maritimes in the map draws heavily on Champlain 1613, the configuration of Lake Champlain and Lake St Pierre is considerably improved. C. Blanc (Cape Cod) though, is retained, but a realistic Prince Edward Island appears in its correct position. Newfoundland, however, is given a somewhat unique shape. O'Dea (1971) points out that the De Laet map has more Portuguese names on the coast of Newfoundland than French ones, and it seems reasonable to infer a Portuguese source for the map. Newfoundland was copied by Coronelli much later in the century. Similarly, the map of Newfoundland and the Maritimes by Blaeu, incorporated the De Laet Portuguese place names without change" (Kershaw, p. 88). Burden 230. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2015-04-03 11:50:27
Janssonius, Joannes:
Johannes Janssonius., Amsterdam, 1640 - Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius. (Zwischen 1640 und 1670). Blattgrösse: 51,5x62 cm. Gestochene kolorierte Karte (41x52,5 cm) Blumer 103. - Haller 114. - Sammlung Ryhiner 3202.22. - Titelkartusche oben links, weitere Kartuschen oben rechts, unten links (Legende) und unten rechts (Massstab). - Auf neue Leinwand aufgezogen. Linker Rand ausserhalb der Platte fachgerecht restauriert. Sprache: N [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein
2015-03-02 21:16:45
Donne, John
London: Printed for Richard Royston, in Ivie-Lane, and Richard Marriot in S. Dunstans Church-yard in Fleetstreet, 1640. First edition, and also the first appearance of Walton's "Life and Death of Dr Donne", later state of the additional title. Engraved portrait by Merian (in second state, as usual). A-B6, C4, B-Aaaa6, Bbbb4 , Cccc7. Bound without first and last blanks (A1 and Ccc8). 1 vols. 4to (344x223mm.). Contemporary calf, early neat rebacking, new endpapers. Portrait with strengthening at inner margin. Some wear at outer margins of the first four leaves. Bookplate Bibliothecam Doncastriensem and ownership inscription on title-page with gift inscription to them from the Reverend Lees Ward of Jesus College, Cambridge, "Ad Bibliothecam Doncastriensem Ex Dono Viiri Reverend Lees Ward Coll Jesu apud Cantab. Socii.". Donne remains a towering figure in English literature no less for his preaching than for his poetry. "Of Donne's estimated 180 sermons, the extraordinary total of 160 survive - monumental evidence that he was both a prolific and a popular preacher. The reasons for his popularity are clear: the sermons are not only rich in learning and curious lore; they are characteristically personal and powerful in their phrasing ... At his most characteristic, he is the spokesman before God of a virile, unconquerable humanity" (Norton, 913, 918). Now considered "very rare," this volume of sermons is one of three folios issued by Donne's son between 1640 and 1660, after Donne's death (Allibone, 513). In addition to Donne's addresses for major Christian festivals and his master … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-03-01 14:29:31
Ovid
London: Printed by J.L. for Andrew Hebb, 1640. Fourth edition of the Sandys translation. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Ovid, additional engraved title-page by Salamon Savery after Francisco Clein, and 15 engraved plates. Folio. Bound in full early twentieth-century red crushed levant morocco gilt, skillfully rebacked with the original spine laid down, by Stern & Dess, circa 1920. Portrait and engraved title slightly waterstained, the latter with one small closed tear repaired, else fine, in a brown cloth morocco-backed slipcase. Fourth edition of the Sandys translation. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Ovid, additional engraved title-page by Salamon Savery after Francisco Clein, and 15 engraved plates. Folio. Penned on the Banks of the James River, Virginia, 1626. Sandys' translation of the Metamorphosis is of special note as being the first major poetic production to come from American soil. Sandys became Treasurer of the Virginia Company in 1621 and sailed to America with the Governor, Sir Francis Wyatt. Before leaving, he had started the translation, but it was on the banks the James River that he finally finished it in 1626, dedicating it to Charles I. According to Kunitz and Haycraft, "he seems to have been of rather a quarrelsome disposition, and after many differences with his fellow members and with his neighbors he returned to England for good in 1631." His Ovid remained a very popular translation for over a century after his time, and greatly admired by Pope. This was the last lifetime edition, and also contains the first book of his translation of Virgil … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [United States]
2015-02-28 05:35:54
[BETHUNE Maximilien de, Duc de Sully]
Amstelredam (Paris): Aletinosgraphede Clearetimelee & Graphexechon de Pistartiste; A l'enseigne des trois Vertus couronnees d'Araranthe; Augustine Courbe, [1640] and 1662. First edition, second issue (Paralelles de Cesar et Henry le Grand in italics) of volumes I & II, first edition of volume III & IV. brown full leather, spines lettered and decorated in gilt with raised bands, all edges speckled (bound at different times by different binders). Spines with some wear, covers a little rubbed, more so on volume II; interors fine. Folio. Four volumes in two (complete). [i-viii], [1]-508, [i-x]; [i-viii], [1]- 448, [i-xii]; [i-xx], [1] - [502], [i]; [i-iv], [1] -333, [i-vii] (volume I with the two parts continuously paginated) Volume I with woodcut title pages hand coloured with the three green "V"s (the arms of the House of Sully) and in red for each volume, head pieces; volume II with engraved title pages for each volume and lettered in black and red, head pieces With the bookplates of Dominicius Barnabas Turgot and Cmte Theodore de Gontaut-Biron in volume I. Théodore de Gontaut- Biron (1846-1928) was a descendant of Charles de Gontaut-Biron, who was made Field Marshall of France as well as Duc de Gontaut-Biron, by Henry IV (Henry le Grand) but later conspired against him and was beheaded in 1602 for treason. Dominique- Barnabe Turgot de Saint Clair, Bishop of Seez, died Dec. 18, 1727, leaving a valuable library which was sold in Paris in March, 1730 The Memoirs of the Duke of Sully give a vivid picture of the French and the government of Henry the Great. They cover many as … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books
2015-02-28 05:35:54
[BETHUNE Maximilien de, Duc de Sully]
Aletinosgraphede Clearetimelee & Graphexechon de Pistartiste; A l'enseigne des trois Vertus couronnees d'Araranthe; Augustine Courbe, 1640. Four volumes in two (complete). [i-viii], [1]-508, [i-x]; [i-viii], [1]- 448, [i-xii]; [i-xx], [1] - [502], [i]; [i-iv], [1] -333, [i-vii] (volume I with the two parts continuously paginated) Folio Volume I with woodcut title pages hand coloured with the three green "V"s (the arms of the House of Sully) and in red for each volume, head pieces; volume II with engraved title pages for each volume and lettered in black and red, head pieces brown full leather, spines lettered and decorated in gilt with raised bands, all edges speckled (bound at different times by different binders) The Memoirs of the Duke of Sully give a vivid picture of the French and the government of Henry the Great. They cover many aspects of political and economic life, as well as giving some historical and military assessments and aspects of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Maximilien de Béthune, first Duke of Sully (13 December 1560 - 22 December 1641) was the valiant soldier, French minister, staunch Huguenot (Protestant) and faithful right-hand man who assisted king Henry IV of France in the rule of France. Historians emphasize Sully's role in building a strong centralized administrative system in France using coercion and highly effective new administrative techniques. From 1596, when he was added to Henry's finance commission, Sully introduced some order into France's economic affairs. Acting as sole Superintendent of Finances at the end of 1601, he author … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-02-11 14:18:38
SMEATON, John.
Second edition in book form of these three papers, detailing the experiments "that constituted his chief contribution to science" (DSB). The first and longest paper is best known for Smeaton's demonstration that overshot waterwheels, contrary to popular opinion, are twice as efficient as undershot."Smeaton was not only the greatest civil engineer of the 18th century but 'the first to achieve distinction as an engineering scientist' (Skempton). His reputation largely sprang from these three seminal papers. The first and most famous, on wind- and watermills ('justly regarded as the most masterly report ever published on this subject', comments Samuel Smiles) established an empirical tradition in British engineering as well as the use of scale model testing in fluid mechanics. The second paper, which grew directly out of the first, is concerned with prime-mover experiments, particularly in relation to the concept of work, while the third, on the collision of bodies, sets out successfully to measure exactly the loss of energy on impact using an instrument designed and made by Smeaton himself. In all three he is concerned to apply sound theory to practical engineering and 'in taking this positionwas equalled by few and excelled by none (Norman Smith, 'Scientific Work' in John Smeaton FRS, edited by A.W. Skempton).Skempton, British civil engineering 1640-1840, 1344.8vo, pp. vii, 110, (2) adverts, 5 folding engraved plates from drawings by Smeaton, 2 folding tables, other tables in the text. Original boards, uncut and partly unopened, printed paper label on spine. Spine slightly c … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Nigel Phillips
2015-02-10 13:45:07
Blaeu, Guiljelmus
Europe: Amsterdam Joahannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640. Original coloured, copper engraved map of Vercelli from volume 3 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas novus. Pars Tertia " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. The map has the lakes of Orta and Maggiore at the top with the river po running across the lower half. Decorative title cartouche and scale. Original colour; creasing to centrefold; 3 small tears to lower margin close to centrefold, repaired on verso; evenly toned; some spots mainly to blank margins. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town books of the Netherlands and Italy; works unsurpassed in history and modern times. The "Theatrum Orb … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-02-10 13:45:07
Blaeu, Guiljelmus
Europe: Amsterdam Joahannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640. Original coloured, copper engraved map of Monferrato from volume 3 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas novus. Pars Tertia " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. The map shows the area of Turin, Asti and the source of the river Po. Decorative title and dedicatory cartouches Original colour; creasing to centrefold;adhesion with slight loss of surface at lower centre fold above Alessandria; lightly toned a few spots and worm track to edges of blank margins. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town books of the Netherlands and Italy; works unsurpassed in history and modern times. The "Theatrum Orbi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-02-10 13:45:07
Blaeu, Guiljelmus
Europe: Amsterdam Joahannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640. Original coloured, copper engraved map of Piedmont and Monferrato from volume 3 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas novus. Pars Tertia " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. The map shows the alps with the valley of Aosta ,Turin and the plains of the river Po. Large decorative title cartouche. Original colour; light even toning with a few spots, mainly to blank margins, one near the town of Carmagnola; old centrefold split repaired to verso,slight lossof surface to paper of lower blank margin due to removal of scotch tape repair; stain to text at verso. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town boo … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-02-10 13:45:07
Blaeu, Guiljelmus
Europe: Amsterdam Joahannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640. Original coloured, copper engraved map of the Duchy of Milan from volume 3 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas novus. Pars Tertia " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. The map shows the Territory of Milan with Como and Bergamo at the top; Milan to the centre and Pavia below. Decorative title cartouche; coat of arms. Original colour; slight crease at centre fold; lightly toned mainly to blank margins with a couple of spots. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town books of the Netherlands and Italy; works unsurpassed in history and modern times. The "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum " or "Atlas Novus" Wi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-02-10 13:45:07
Blaeu, Guiljelmus
Europe: Amsterdam Joahannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640. Original coloured, copper engraved map of Piedmont from volume 3 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas novus. Pars Tertia " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. The map shows the state of Piedmont with the Alps on two sides, the course of the river Po and Turin. Decorative title cartouche and scale. Original colour; creasing to centrefold; 2 tears to lower margin close to centrefold, repaired on verso;lightly toned a few spots to blank margins. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town books of the Netherlands and Italy; works unsurpassed in history and modern times. The "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum " … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-02-07 11:31:40
. Kupferstich, um 1640, 39 x 53,5. Seltener ital. Kupferstich ( mit alten Längs- und Querfalten) zur Belagerungssituation im Jahre 1635 und 1636.
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2015-02-06 16:25:10
Blaeu, Guiljelmus
Europe: Amsterdam Joahannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640. Original coloured, copper engraved map of the territory of Cremona from volume 3 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas novus. Pars Tertia " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. Decorative title cartouche. Original colour; light even toning with a few spots; drop of wax at to lower corners of blank margins; creasing at centrefold; crease to left half; split at lower centrefold [repaired to verso]. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town books of the Netherlands and Italy; works unsurpassed in history and modern times. The "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum " or "Atlas … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-02-05 09:20:11
Vincart, Jean]
[1640] PGMt. der Zeit, [8], 181 Seiten, [1], 16°, mit handgeschriebener Rückentitel, zahlreichen Textvignetten, Zierleisten und 23 Textkupfern, Titelblatt fehlt!Einband leicht berieben und gelockert. Seiten durchg. etwas altersgebräunt und wasserfleckig. Stellenweise Wurmfraßspuren. Letzte Seite gelöst und mit Textverlust beschädigt, sonst guter Zustand. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Alte Drucke
Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska [Praha, Czech Republic]
2015-02-04 15:08:56
Blaeu, Guiljelmus
Greece: Amsterdam Joahannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640. Original coloured, copper engraved map of Greece from volume 3 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas novus. Pars Tertia " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. General map of Greece showing the peninsular and the Archipelago across to the coast of Asia Minor. Title cartouche and two blank shields; ships to sea. Original colour; toning and general scattered spotting; tiny wormholes to upper & lower corners of blank margins; lower centre fold split with tape repair to verso. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town books of the Netherlands and Italy; works unsurpassed in history and modern times. The … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-02-01 17:36:58
Blaeu, Guiljelmus
Europe: Amsterdam Joahannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640. Original coloured, copper engraved map of the Southern territory of Milan from volume 3 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas novus. Pars Tertia " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. The map shows the southern territory of Milan with Pavia , Alessandria, Lodi etc. Decorative title cartouche. Original colour; light even toning with a few spots to blank margins and one within cartouche; drop of wax at centrefold. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town books of the Netherlands and Italy; works unsurpassed in history and modern times. The "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum " or "Atlas Novus" Willem Blaeu's g … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-01-31 10:11:19
Pedro Tazo, Madrid 1640 - 20 hojas, sin numerar. En la portada escudo de armas grabado en madera. al dorso del fol.4, árbol genealógico grabado en madera. Todas las páginas orladas. En los preliminares contiene la "aprobación" dada por Pedro Calderón de la Barca. Palau 103602 [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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2015-01-29 16:20:14
Bleau, Willem and Johannes
Americas: Amsterdam: Johannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640 [but 1643-1645].. Copper engraved map of Columbia from the 2nd edition of Blaeu's " Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas" Vol 2 Original outline colour; French text to verso. The map shows the Kingdom of of New Grenade which is the old name for the area roughly corresponding to present-day states of Colombia, Panama, Venezuela and Ecuador; Popayan being a province thereof. Good detail of the courses of the rivers Magdallena and St Marthe. Strapwork title cartouche and scale; compass roses to sea. Good impression; printed slightly crooked on page; some scattered spotting mainly to blank margins, a couple within plate. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-01-29 06:45:56
Blaeu, Guiljelmus
Greece: Amsterdam Joahannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640. Original coloured, copper engraved map of Greece from volume 3 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas novus. Pars Tertia " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. General map of Greece showing the peninsular and the Archipelago across to the coast of Asia Minor. Decorative old coloured title cartouche surmounted by the Ottoman sultan; dedicatory shield; ship to sea. Original colour; minor spotting to blank margins, one rust spot close to Larissa; slight stain to lower left blank margin far from image; tiny tears to left edge; light creases to corners. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town books of the Netherlands … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-01-29 06:45:56
Blaeu, Guiljelmus
Greece: Amsterdam Joahannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640. Original coloured, copper engraved map of the Peloponnesus from volume 3 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas novus. Pars Tertia " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. The map shows the Peloponnesus with the gulf of Corinth to the north, the islands of the Saronic Gulf and Cerigo/ Kithera. Decorative old coloured title cartouche surmounted by the Ottoman flag; scale cartouche to upper right; ships to sea. Original colour; minor spotting worse to margins; two worm tracks [approx 10mm] to each side blank margin. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town books of the Netherlands and Italy; works unsurpassed in hist … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-01-29 06:45:56
Blaeu, Guiljelmus
Europe: Amsterdam Joahannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640. Original coloured, copper engraved map of the Ligurian coast west of Genoa from volume 3 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas novus. Pars Tertia " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. The map shows the coast from Nice to Genoa. Decorative title cartouche surmounted by Genoan coat of arms; ships to sea. Original colour; lightly toned mainly to blank margins with a couple of spots; 2 worm tracks [each approx 15mm] to edges of blank margins on both sides. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town books of the Netherlands and Italy; works unsurpassed in history and modern times. The "Theatrum Orbis Te … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-01-29 06:45:56
Blaeu, Guiljelmus
Europe: Amsterdam Joahannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640. Original coloured, copper engraved map of the Ligurian coast east of Genoa from volume 3 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas novus. Pars Tertia " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. The map shows the coast from Genoato Sarzana with the Appenines running across the map . Decorative title cartouche; coat of arms; ships to sea. Original colour; slight crease at centre fold;Minor loss of surface to centrefold in cartouche due to adhesion; lightly toned mainly to blank margins with a couple of spots; 2 worm tracks [each approx 15mm] to edges of blank margins on both sides. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-01-29 06:45:56
Blaeu, Guiljelmus
Europe: Amsterdam Joahannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640. Original coloured, copper engraved map of Italy from volume 3 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas novus. Pars Tertia " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. General map of Italy showing the peninsular and the coast of Dalmatia, with Sardinia and Corsica and the north coast of Sicily. Decorative title cartouche and scale,with ships and monsters to the sea. Original colour; creasing to centrefold split at lower centrefold with repair into image with 2cm of scotch tape, needs restoration. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town books of the Netherlands and Italy; works unsurpassed in history and mode … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-01-29 06:45:56
Blaeu, Guiljelmus
Europe: Amsterdam Joahannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640. Original coloured, copper engraved map of the Republic of Genoa from volume 3 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas novus. Pars Tertia " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. The very decorative map,after Magini, shows the Republic of Genoa and the coast of Liguria Decorative title cartouche and large coat of arms, scale and dedication; fleet of ships to the sea. Original colour; lightly toned mainly to blank margins with a couple of spots; worm track [approx 25mm] to edges of blank margins on both sides. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town books of the Netherlands and Italy; works unsurpass … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-01-27 23:53:15
Blaeu, Guiljelmus
Greece: Amsterdam Joahannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640. Original coloured, copper engraved map of Continental Greece from volume 3 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas novus. Pars Tertia " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. The map shows Continental Greece from Albania to the Corinthian Gulf, naming the regions of Macedonia, Epirus and Achaia amongst others. Macedonia includes the whole plain of Thessally; Mount Athos and Thessalonika in the region of Iamboli; the Ionian Islands and Euboa with the Northern Sporades and Skyros. Decorative old coloured title cartouche; scale; ship to sea. Original colour; lightly toned with some spotting worse to margins, one darker spot to sea outside Pireus; tiny wormholes to side margins. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-01-27 21:12:53
Bleau, Willem and Johannes
Africa: Amsterdam: Jean Blaeu, 1640. Copper engraved map of South Africa from Blaeu's " Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas " Vol 2 . Black & white; French text to verso Decorative title cartouche; native Africans holding a buffalo skin, monkeys and turtles at their feet; elephants to Mozambique, and buffalos and monkeys to interior; large ships and turtle to seas. Good impression;slight creasing at centre fold Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town books of the Netherlands and Italy; works unsurpassed in history and modern times. The "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum " or "Atlas Novus" Willem Blaeu's great project enlarging the "Appendix" was advertised in 1634, was first pub … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-01-27 08:49:32
Bleau, Willem and Johannes
Asia: Amsterdam: Johannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640 [but 1643-1645].. Copper engraved map of China with Japan from the 2nd edition of Blaeu's " Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas" Vol 2. Original outline colour; French text to verso. 'This edition ... is a much more advanced one than the edition of 1638/1640. The text has been reset' (Van der Krogt) The map which is the first of Blaeu's maps of China has many mistakes and inaccuracies, for instance Korea is depicted as an island and Japan is lacking Hokkaido. In 1655 the map was replaced by the famous map of Father Martini, which corrected many of these inaccuracies. Large decorative title cartouche and coat of arms with dedication to Theodore Bas, director of the V.O.C., many, apparently Dutch ships, to sea. Dark impression; evenly toned darker to edges; some scattered spotting, one darker large spot near dedicatory cartouche and another below in blank margin; centrefold split [approx. 120mm] at lower half with old repair to verso; paper fault to extreme lower right corner; light vertical crease to left side. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-01-26 09:42:19
Cloppenburg, Jan Evertz; Doetechum, Johannes Baptista van:
. . Altkolorierte Karte des Mittelmeerraumes von Italien bis 'Arabia deserta' (Vollkolorierung) gestochen von Johannes Baptist van Doetechum. Aus der Plancius-Bibel von Cloppenburg um 1640. Mit Titel-und Meilenkartusche. Karte umrahmt von 15 ebenfalls vollkolorierten Darstellungen mit Szenen aus der Bibel. Maße Blatt: 34,0 x 39,8 cm. Maße Platte: 27,5 x 38,0 cm. Karte hinter Passepartout montiert (41,4 x 51,3 cm). Sehr gutes Exemplar. Handcolored cooper engraving from about 1640. Measure sheet: 34,0 x 39,8 cm. Measure plate: 27,5 x 38,0 cm. Map mounted behind passepartout (41,4 x 51,3 cm). Fine condition.
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2015-01-25 13:20:46
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
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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2015-01-24 16:25:17
MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò
London: R. Bishop for William Hils, to be sold by Daniel Pakeman,, 1640. 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.D. with some animadversions noting and taxing his errours. Duodecimo (145 x 80mm). Contemporary unlettered sheep, double blind rules. Housed in a leather-entry marbled slipcase and leather-backed chemise. Slight wear and some scratches to rear cover, mild creases to spine, some minor restoration to spine ends and to rear joint leaving it a little stiff, minor wear to gutter of title page, pp. 120/21, pp. 144/5 partially adhered, and the final leaf to pastedown also, near-contemporary ink markings to pastedowns and to first two leaves, occasional faint marginalia, but otherwise on the whole internally clean. A very good copy. First edition in English of Machiavelli's famous handbook for rulers (1513, published Rome 1532), dedicated to Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence from 1513. The Prince appears to have been banned from publication in England during the Elizabethan period, though translations circulated in manuscript. It was so controversial that it had to wait for over a century, and was the last of Machiavelli's great works, to be published in English. Even then, Dacres found it politic to frame the book with moral reservations or "animadversions", though he did not allow them to seep into his text as did later translators Nevile and Farneworth; he also resisted more than they did the temptation to improve on Machiavelli's style b … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-01-24 02:10:29
Blaeu, Guiljemus
Asia: Amsterdam "chez Jean & Corn. Blaeu" 1640. Original coloured, copper engraved map of the Spice Islands, the Moluccas from the 2nd volume of Joan Blaeu's"Le theatre du monde ou Nouvel Atlas.. " French text to verso. The map shows the Spice islands or North Maluku islands, with their plantations and the Dutch forts. Large decorative title cartouche and Inset map of the Island of Bacan / Bachian with decorative surround; numerous ships and monsters to sea, 2 natives to lower right corner. The Indonesian archipelago of the Moluccas (or Maluku Islands), commonly referred to as the Spice Islands, lies on the equator north of Australia and west of New Guinea. Though there are hundreds of islands in the group (most are very small), only a handful figure prominently in the history of the European spice trade, including today's Ternate, Tidore, Moti, Makian, and Bacan--essentially the ones shown on the surrounding maps. Until the 1700s, these rain-forested, luxuriant, volcanic islands were the only or best sources of such spices as cloves, nutmeg, and mace. Arab traders introduced cloves to Europeans around the fourth century but sought to keep their sources secret. Their monopoly was broken by the Portuguese after Vasco da Gama's voyage to India around the Cape of Good Hope in 1497. The Portuguese strengthened their stranglehold on the spice trade during the sixteenth century, when they found the central locus of the spices to be these islands. One of the native traditions was to plant a clove tree when a child was born, linking the child symbolically to the life of … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-01-21 20:43:01
Le Roy,H
Greece: A Paris " "Chez N Langlois rue Saint Jaques àla Victoire" c1640-60. Copper engraved map of Greece after Ortelius by Henri Le Roy. Original outline colour; verso blank. Decorative title cartouche and scale. The map by Henri Le Roy seems to have first been published by Michel Van Lochom in 1636 and then by J Boisseau in 1643 in his " Tresor des Cartes Géographiques". Thereafter the plate seems to have passed through a number of hands including that of Pierre Mariette who was stepfather to Nicolas Langlois the present publisher. Dark impression; signs of former framing, leading to toning and tape to edges on verso; dampstain to lower margin; centrefold split, due to removal of guard, repaired to verso. Henri Le Roy (1579-1652) was a Parisian engraver. Little is known about Le Roy, however the British Museum have a set of plates by him depicting insects "Le Jardin de Sauterelles et Papillons," France, c1650 which they believe were intended to serve as a pattern for craftsmen working in the decorative arts such as embroidery or metalwork. The Victoria and Albert Museum also have a further series of engravings" this series of seven frieze designs, which could have been put to use as designs for architectural ornaments, textiles or other objects" Both of these fit with the publisher Michel van Lochom "Graveur et Imprimaeur du Roy" who published a number of works on design and ornamentation and may well have asked Le Roy an engraver known to him to copy Ortelius map as interest increased in cartography in France. "The practice of plagiarizing prints or maps seems … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-01-18 11:20:14
Hollebeek, Jacobus
Amsterdam, Marten Jansz. Brandt 1640. (gegraveerde titelpagina, 14) 596 (12) p. Origineel overslaand Perkament, 12°.
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2015-01-12 01:10:40
Yorke, James, Black-Smith.
. London, Edward Griffin for William Leake 1640. Kl.folio. 8 Bl., 331 S., 52 S., 1 Bl., 76 S., 1 Bl. Mit 1 kolor. gest. Titelblatt und zahlr. teils kolor. Wappen. Ldr.d.Zt. Rücken oben mit 5 cm grosser Fehlstelle. Einige Seiten mit Randeinrissen. Erstes leeres Blatt mit grossem Abriss. Durchgehend etwas fleckig und mit vereinzelten alten Marginalien. Der mit 1641 datierte gestochene Titel mit 12 cm grossem Einriss. Die Wappen der esten 174 S. sind fast durchgängig koloriert, ab S. 175 nur noch vereinzelt. -CHF 750.00.
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2015-01-11 12:45:32
Pulton, Ferdinando
Later edition of the first successful attempt to produce a critical edition of the Statutes at Large, "an advance upon all former editions [and] a new standard" in Holdsworth's words, based on Pulton's careful examination of the manuscript sources. Contemporary calf, the spine hand-lettered "Sundry Statutes", rubbed and a bit dusty, else quite clean and desirable; the Taussig copy. Printed by M. Flesher and R. Young; Assignes of I. More Esquire, London, 1640.
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2015-01-10 21:39:56
DILICH, Wilhelm
Finely engraved title, nine engraved divisional titles, & 410 engravings (numbered I-CCC & I-CX) of which many are double-page (plate CCC is a large folding plan of Strasbourg). 163, [8] pp. Thick folio, cont. blindstamped panelled pigskin over boards (a few plates with foxing around margins, two cropped by the binder's knife, the large plan with old repairs on verso & a few splits along folds), remains of green silk ties. Frankfurt am Main: [A. Humm], 1640. First edition, and a very appealing fresh copy in a contemporary blindstamped pigskin of this great work on architecture and fortification, illustrated with hundreds of finely engraved plates, here in deep rich impressions. This was a very influential work which Vauban studied carefully. Dilich (d. 1655), studied at Kassel and the universities of Wittenberg and Marburg. Following an extended sojourn in Holland, he became historian, geographer, and architect to Johann Georg I, Elector of Saxony. He was later appointed "oberlandbaumeister" with responsibility for all fortresses in Saxony. He oversaw the improvements of the fortresses surrounding Dresden. This was the classic work on fortifications in Germany of the period. "This treatise is distinguished by the ferocity of the illustrations which attempt to create an aesthetic of fear, elaborated in the external form of the fortification, especially the casemates, the gun embrasures of the parapet and the gates. [Dilich's] outlines for fortified city plans are somewhat influenced by Francesco de' Marchi's, but have even more extensive outworks; [he] clearly supported a fo … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.
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2015-01-07 09:35:02
[BREUIL, JACQUES & CLAUDE MALINGRE]:
. Paris: Rocolet 1640. With 9 copperengravings, one full page. Folio. [4] + 802 + [22] + 147 + [7] pp. Contemporary full leather, binding restored, rebacked with what was left of the original spine. Folio T2 is missing (text only). * Barbier I, 221..
Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller
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2015-01-05 09:42:18
. Altkolorierte Kupferstich- Landkarte v. Guil. Bleau, um 1640, 38,5 x 50 cm. - "Westphalia Ducatus". Period coloured copperplate engraving by Guiljelmus Bleauw, ca. 1640 (38.5 x 50 cm / 15.1 x 19.6 in.). Zeigt Landkarte von der Lippe bis Olpe und von Waldeck bis Limburg an der Lenne. - Dekorative Titelkartusche mit Laub, Früchten und Getreide oben rechts. Unten rechts Maßstabstabelle. JPEG-Bilder auf Anfrage möglich. Shows area from the river Lippe to Olpe and from Waldeck, Hessen, to Limburg on the river Lenne. In the upper right corner decorative title cartouche with leaves and fruit. In the right corner at the bottom cartouche with map scales.
Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Beisler
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2015-01-01 16:29:35
per Baldassar del Giudice 1640 Prima edizione. Cm.29,4x20,3. Pg.(60), 580. Legatura in piena pergamena, mendata, con titoli manoscritti al dorso. Bella marca tipografica al frontespizio, raffigurante lo stemma della Repubblica. Capilettera, cartigli e finalini incisi. In fine sono aggiunte quattro carte, con numerazione a mano, contenenti le delibere del Consiglio degli Anziani e del Gonfaloniero di Giustizia della repubblica di Lucca del 12 marzo, 14 maggio e 28 maggio 1641. Una ulteriore carta manoscritta. Interessante trattato che raccoglie moltissime sentenze emanate dalla magistratura lucchese nel XVI e nel XVII secolo, riguardanti le voci più disparate, tra cui adulteri, appalti, armi, bestemmie, buccellati, caccia, calcio, carceri, carne, castagne, cera, chirurgia, contadini, donne, drogherie, eresie, esecuzioni, farine, forestieri, fornai, fossi, gioco, grano, legna, libri, macellazione, meretrici, monete, mulini, paglia, pane, pelli, pesce, sale, seta, speziali, vino, etc., tutte tratte dal copioso Indice delle materie. Il presente testo è autorizzato alla stampa dai membri dell'Offizio sopra le Scritture, Ascanio Cenami, Lorenzo Trenta e Baldassar Fanucci.
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Pera
2014-12-17 20:03:17
TATIUS Achilles
LUGDUNI BATAVORUM, APUD FRANCISCUM HEGERUM, 1640. Solida legatura originale in piena pergamena con unghie; dorso a 4 nervi rilevati e titolo manoscritto al primo scomparto in alto; tagli blu. Elegante frontespizio figurato con titolo entro edicola superiore con scena di cavalli sottostante; 22 pagine non numerate; 752 pagine numerate; 28 pagine non numerate per gli indici; 2 pagine non numerate per Errata. Testo latino e greco. Da Wikipedia: "Achille Tazio, giunto a Sidone. incontra il giovane Clitofonte di Tiro, che gli narra la propria storia, quale esempio della potenza di Eros. Dopo essersi innamorato di Leucippe. i due giovani fanno naufragio e vengono catturati da dei briganti. Sfuggiti dai briganti e giunti ad Alessandria, Leucippe viene nuovamente rapita, dai pirati, e data per morta da Clitofonte. Col passare del tempo, il giovane sposa una vedova di Efeso di nome Melite, per scoprire in seguito che Leucippe aveva servito come schiava proprio da lei. Alla scoperta se ne aggiunge un'altra: il marito di Melite infatti non è morto, ma ritorna inaspettatamente a casa e, trovatovi Clitofonte come nuovo marito di sua moglie, lo imprigiona. Melite riesce a far fuggire Clitofonte, che però viene nuovamente arrestato. Nel frattempo Leucippe, si trova in realtà anch'essa ad Efeso e si rifugia nel tempio di Artemide, dove si svolge la conclusione del romanzo con la risoluzione dei conflitti: Leucippe dimostra la propria verginità e Melite la propria fedeltà al marito creduto morto, e i due giovani, finalmente riunitisi, possono sposarsi e tornare a Tiro. Esemplare in buone co … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio [TORINO, TO, Italy]
2014-12-16 22:49:09
John le] Britton
London: Printed by the assignes of John Moore Esquire [etc.], 1640. Contemporary vellum, the spine hand lettered, light browning, else a very good, wide-margined and untrimmed copy, with the remains of the original ties The second edition of the first substantial medieval English legal treatise to be printed, written in the late 13th century; much superior to the first edition (printed circa 1540) supplying an omitted chapter and providing emendations in an appendix
Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc. [U.S.A.]
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