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        Antique Print-DRENTIA-DRENTHE-ASSEN-COEVORDEN-MEPPEL-Janssonius-1647

      - Antique print, titled: 'Drentia Comitatus Transisulaniae Tabula Auctore Cornelia Pijnacker I.C.' - Map of the Duchy of Drenthe in the Netherlands. With coat of arms and two decorative cartouches. Contemporary (original / old) hand coloured etching / engraving on hand laid paper. Watermark: We found no watermark. Paper appears from the Veluwe region in the Netherlands. Johannes Janssonius also known as Jan Jansson (1588-1664) was born in Arnhem, Netherlands. His father was a bookseller and publisher (Jan Janszoon the Elder). When he married the daughter of the cartographer Jodocus Hondius he also set up a business as book publisher in Amsterdam. His first map was published in 1616. Around 15 years later he set up a partnership with his brother in law Hondius add issued further editions of the Mercator/Hondius atlas. After his death his heirs still have published several maps. Many of his plates have been acquired by Pieter Schenk and Gerard Valk. Condition: Good, given age. Paper separation at the top middle fold margin, backed. Original middle fold as issued. Light brown offsetting from colours on oposing pages, as is common. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 23.1 x 19.1 inch. The image size is ca. 21.1 x 15.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 58.7 x 48.5 cm. The image size is ca. 53.5 x 39 cm.

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        Ongeluckige Voyagie, Van't Schip Batavia, Nae de Oost-Indien. Gebleven op de Abrolhos van Frederick Houtman...

      Amsterdam: Jan Jansz, 1647. Small quarto, with six full-page plates comprising 15 separately engraved images: seventeenth-century vellum, spine faintly lettered in ink; preserved in a handsome calf bookform box. A wonderful copy of an exceptional rarity: the very first views of Australia are the astonishing highlight of this, the first Australian book, the earliest record of any European landing on the Australian continent, and a famous tale of murder and mystery. This is one of only two copies of the first edition of 1647 that is known to be held outside institutions. Pelsaert's account of the "unlucky voyage" and wreck of the VOC ship Batavia off the western Australian coastline in 1629 and its gruesome aftermath is the first published account of any voyage of Australian discovery. The book is justly famous not only for the remarkable tale but for the suite of engraved illustrations that accompany the text, with graphic reproductions of the wreck, the mutiny and slaughter on the islands, the trial and torture of the leaders and their execution on the mainland; they are the earliest published images of Australia.The story of the wreck itself "provides the greatest dramatic tragedy in Australian history beside which the mutiny on the Bounty is an anaemic tale" (Drake-Brockman). The account was written by Pelsaert (1595-1630), a Belgian officer of the Dutch East India Company who was given command in 1628 of a small convoy of three ships bound for Java. Sailing on the Batavia he became isolated from the other vessels in the Atlantic, so that the ship was sailing on its own when, on 4 June 1629, it struck a coral reef on Houtman's Abrolhos (off the coast near modern Geraldton). Pelsaert immediately took a ship's boat to coast Australia and seek rescue in Batavia, but by the time he had returned to Abrolhos in September, a mutinous band led by the deranged second-in-command Jeronimus Cornelisz had killed some 125 survivors in a series of bloody battles and murders. Pelsaert tried the ringleaders where they stood, hanging seven of them. Six more mutineers were sentenced to death in Batavia. Two men, Looes and Pelgrom, were sentenced to be marooned on the mainland. They were put ashore near the mouth of the Hutt River and thus became the first Europeans to settle in Australia.This first edition has the engraved illustrations in their full size, all folding. In the five further editions published over following years the illustrations were reduced in size. The text had its first major outing in English translation when it was included in Harris, Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca (1744), where it was introduced with the comment that it "has appeared very strange to some very able Judges of Voyages, that the Dutch should make so great Account of the Southern Countries, as to cause the Map of them to be laid down in the Pavement of the Stadt-house at Amsterdam, and yet Publish no descriptions of them" (p. 320).The tale of the Batavia has since been the subject of countless studies, novels and even opera. A facsimile of the first edition published by Hordern House in 1994 with an introduction by Martin Terry and full translation by Willem Siebenhaar remains the most sought after of any book we have published. Other major studies include: Henriette Drake-Brockman, Voyage to Disaster (1963); Hugh Edwards, Islands of Angry Ghosts (1966); Philippe Godard, The First and Last Voyage of the Batavia (1993); Mike Dash, Batavia's graveyard (2002); Simon Leys, The Wreck of the Batavia (2006); & most recently, Peter Fitzsimons, Batavia (2011).The engraved illustrations are -I. The Batavia wrecks and the crew and passengers take to the ship's boats (3 scenes).II. The first camps ashore and salvaging goods from the wreck; exploring the other islands (2 scenes).III. The mutiny (full plate).IV. Rescue and restoration of order, including an image of signal fires being lit and another showing sailors on a cutter firing their muskets (3 scenes).V. Overcoming resistance on some of the islands, culminating in the imprisonment of the mutineers (4 scenes).VI. Punishment: six mutineers hanged in Australia and a seventh having his hands cut off, with the torture and hanging of five (six?) more in Batavia (2 scenes). Bound without the final blank leaf; paper repair lower edge of plate 2, some minor lower marginal staining to a couple of leaves, otherwise in excellent condition.

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        Gesamtansicht mit der Schloßanlage; im Himmel großes Stadtwappen; unter der Ansicht Erklärungen von A. - F. ('Dillenbvrgum').

      - Kupferstich aus Rerum per octennium in Brasilia et alibi nuper gestarum b. Blaeu in Amsterdam, 1647, 33 x 51 (Druckplattenrand 39 x 51) Seltene Ansicht!

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        Rare Antique Print-WIC-4th NAVAL BATTLE-DUTCH-PORTUGUESE-BRASIL-Post-Savery-1647

      - Antique print, titled: 'Quartum Praelium Coniovian Interet Fluvium Rio Grande XVII Ian'. ('Fourth engagement at the Rio Grande, 1640'). Naval battle between the Dutch and Spanish/Portuguese fleets. Rare. Original etching/engraving on hand laid (verge) paper, with watermark (not visible in every sheet). Engraved by Salomon Savery after Frans Post. Salomon Savery (1594-1683) was an engraver from the Dutch artist family Savery. He was born in Amsterdam and died in Haarlem. He travelled to England in 1632. Frans Janszoon Post (1612-1680) was a Dutch painter. He was the first European artist to paint landscapes of the Americas. He travelled to Brasil at the behest of John Maurice, Prince of Nassau. Condition: Good, given age. Original middle fold (reinforced on the rear with contemporary paper). Two small tears in the right margin (closed with contemporary paper), and one in the left margin (extending into the image, backed with contemporary paper), image creased. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 20.1 x 13.4 inch. The image size is ca. 20.1 x 13.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 51 x 34 cm. The image size is ca. 51 x 34 cm.

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        Kluger Forst- und Jagdbeamte oder juristische und practische Anleitung wie die Forst- Jagd- und Wildbahnsgerechtsame aufs beste zu beobachten,. und das Jagd- und Forstwesen überhaupt. aufrecht erhalten werden soll. Wobey zu Verbesserung und nöthigen Anbau der Wälder zur Kenntniß des Wildes der Vogelweide, der Fischerey. Anweisung gegeben wird. Nürnberg, G. N. Raspe 1774. 4º. 19 Bll., 716 S., 16 Bll., mit gestoch. Frontisp. und 4 (3 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln, Ldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch. und Rvg.

      - Mantel I, 12 - Knorring 431 - Souhart 432 - Schwerdt II, 154 (beide unter Schweser) - Lindner 703.01 (nennt nur eine Tafel).- Erste Ausgabe.- "Hinter dem Pseudonym verbarg sich anfänglich der Markgräflich Brandenburg-Ansbachische Geheime Regierungs-, Hof- und Justizrat Christoph Heinrich Schweser (1647 - 1681), der unter dem Titel 'Der Kluge Beamte oder Informatorium juridicum officiale' eine seit 1701 häufig aufgelegte und mehrfach ergänzte mehrbändige Abhandlung erscheinen ließ. Der 'Kluge Forst- und Jagdbeamte' stellt aber eine Kompilation dar, die mit dem 'Klugen Beamten' nichts gemeinsam hat und ohne Zweifel nicht aus Schwesers Feder stammt." (Lindner). "A book of instructions meant as a guide to a forester in the execution of his duty and in the observance of hunting and forest laws" (Schwerdt).- Etw. gebräunt und fleckig, Ebd. nur leicht berieben u. bestoßen, insges. schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Partenope Liberata overo Racconto dell'Heroica risolutione fatta dal Popolo di Napoli per sottrarsi con tutto il Regno dalla insopportabil Giogo delli Spagnuoli Del Dottor Gioseppe Donzelli Napoletano con privilegio della Serenissima Real Republica Napolit.

      Per Ottavio Beltramo - Napoli, 1647. ITALIANO 0,24 Seicentina in 4°, buono stato, mezza legatura in cartonato marmorizzato e pergamena, al dorso titoli e fregi in nero.punta inferiore del piatto ant. piegata,fioritura sparsa, tagli rossi scoloritii, pagine ben conservate con marginalia,piccola macchia di umidità sul margine concavo,talloncino adesivo "Ex libris Cagiati - Tomo n. 1496" al contropiatto ant. Frontespizio con applicata marca tipografica xilografata in nero. il frontespizio e le prime pagine presentano delle parti manoscritte con calligrafia che riprende i caratteri della stampa, segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami. A pagina 155 scritta "Prof. Taddeo Ricciardi (1887) al margine. All' ultima pagina stemma di Napoli con le lettere S.P.Q.N. Trattasi della parte prima dell' Opera in quanto, ancora non è stata data la paternità del Donzelli ad una seconda parte che circola un varie stampe USATO

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        Elementa Philosophica de Cive. Amsterdam, Elzevir

      1647 - 12mo, [40], 408pp, engraved title-page, engraved portrait of Hobbes on the verso of second leaf, modern full calf. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De gemmis et lapidibus libri duo; BOUND WITH: Etzler's Isagoge physico-magico- medica: in qua signatur ae non paucorum vegetabilium et animalium tam internae quàm externae accuratè depinguntur.

      Ex officina Ioannis Maire, 1647; Etzler's work: Argentinae: Sumptibus Caspari Dietzelij, anno MDCXXXI [1631]. - Full title of De Laet's work: De gemmis et lapidibus libri duo, quibus praemittitur Theophrasti liber de lapidibus, Graece & Latine cum brevibus annotationibus. 8vo (18.2 x 11.4 cm.): [64], 210, [6] pages, with over 40 wood-cut illustrations, several large or full-page (De Laet); [6], 176, [10] pages (Etzler). Both works bound together in contemporary vellum over boards, inked title on spine (vellum slightly soiled, mild browning, small tars and restorations, else very good). PROVENANCE: title page has illegible ink signature (M. Gregoire Mubarly?) dated 1649 as well as small red wax seal with unidentified armorial crest; unidentified ca. 19th century ink stamp with initials "RB" on title page verso. FIRST EDITION OF DE LAET'S WORK ON GEMS AND PRECIOUS STONES, BOUND WITH A VERY RARE ALCHEMICAL TREATISE BY ETZLER. Joannes De Laet (1581- 1649), a Dutch geographer and director of the Dutch West India Company, is best known for his "History of the New World," first published in Dutch in 1625 and subsequently issued in Latin and French editions with updated maps. Towards the end of his life De Laet wrote this work on gems and precious stones. He divides his book into two parts, the first describing the "pellucid and semi-pellucid" (i.e., transparent and semi-transparent) gemstones, while the second describes the "figured" stones that naturally appear shaped in curious and unusual forms (e.g., fossils, corals, geodes, enhydros, asbestos, pumice, etc.). A 48-page Greek-to-Latin interlinear translation of Theophrastus's short treatise, "On Stones" (Peri Lithon), with annotations by De Laet, serves as an introduction to the entire work. De Laet frequently appears bound with copies of "Gemmarum et lapidum historia" by Anselmus De Boodt (1550-1632), which Joannis Maire also published in 1647 and which De Laet may have been intended as a supplement. In the present volume, De Laet is instead bound with a second edition of August Etzler's "Isagoge physico-magico-medica" (1631), which first appeared in 1610. As indicated by its long Latin title, Etzler's work emphasizes the doctrine of signatures in plants and animals, relations of sympathy and antipathy, and the rule of superior celestial over inferior terrestrial bodies. A chapter is devoted to each planet and the plants, animals, human types, places, metals and diseases related to it. Etzler also published two other rare medical-astrological works, "Brevis tractatus fundamentum medicinae aeternum explanans et ad quintuplicis entis morbifici cognitionem viam sternens" (1613), and an introduction to astrological medicine, "Introductorium iatro-mathematicum" (1622). REFERENCES: On De Laet: F.D. Adams, The Birth and Development of the Geological Sciences (1938), p. 163; and John Sinkankas, Gemology: An Annotated Bibliography (1993), no. 3747. On Etzler: Duveen 199 ("A curious work in which the relation of the planets with men, animals and vegetables are discussed"); Krivatsy, 3735; Roy G. Neville Historical Chemical Library (2006), vol. 1, p. 430; and Lynn Thorndike, A History of Magic and Experimental Science (New York, 1958), vol. VII, pp. 134-135; Wellcome I, 2076. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ik wensch VE: bij desen mijn Vader en Moeder... [New Year's card]

      New Year's wishes to his father and mother. In the national archive in The Hague there is only one Louijssen that matches the period, Cornelis Louijssen of Schouwen, Southern Netherlands. [This Cornelis was accused in 1647 of the death of Jean Fontaine: by throwing a tin glass to his head, Cornelis made Fontaine fall from the stairs. Because of the injuries the latter died a couple of days later. The document testifies the end of the prison time of Louijssen in 1652, following a letter asking for his remission.] We cannot be sure if Philippus had some relationship with Cornelis, further archival research is needed. Some calligraphic elements have been designed to decorate the manuscript as a frame to the actual text of the card. On the bottom especially, on the left and on the right, two animal-like figures enclose the signature and the date of the letter: 'VE Dienst Willingen Soon / Philippus Louijssen: / 1646.' The wishes begin with the dedication: 'Ik wensch VE: bij desen mijn Vader en Moeder eer baer / geluk en Voorsyoet in delen Nieuwe Jaer / trecht ghelog in Jesum Christus Verheven / het welck Godt u en ons allen wil geven. [...]'. Other two couplets follow, one in nine lines and the latter in eight, plus clausa. Brown ink on paper, stains and foxing. Foldings making paper very fragile, damages along the margins, tears on the folds. On the verso the addressee and some notes (numbers and sums) probably due to reuse of the paper, very likely later than the composition. Tape in the middle of the page on the verso, probably to repair a tear or hole. Total: 422 x 327 mm

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        Les Epistres Dv Sieuvr De Bois-Robert-Metel, Abbe? De Chastillon. Dediees A Monseignevr ? Cardinal Mazarin.

      Paris, Chez Cardin Besongne, 1647. - Brunet 1,1066. Jöcher 1,1198f. - der französische Geistliche, Lyriker u. Theaterschriftsteller Francois Boisrobert (1592-1662) wurde von Kardinal Richelieu protegiert und gehörte zu den Gründungsmitgliedern der Academie Francaise. Vorliegende Erstausgabe einer Sammlung literarischer Briefe u. anderer Lyrik widmete der Autor Kardinal Mazarin dessen Gunst er nach dem Tod Richelieus erringen wollte. Seltenes, nur in wenigen Bibliotheken vorhandenes, Werk, schon bei Brunet als ?le plus rare? beschrieben, zgl. interessante Quelle zum Hof- u. Kulturleben Frankreichs jener Zeit. Die fehlenden Seiten liegen in Kopie bei. 4°. Titelbl., 9 nn. Bll., 8 S., 200, 47 S. (Lage A (=S. 1-8) doppelt eingebunden, Ss. 45-47 fehlen), mit gestochener Titelblattvignette, zahlreichen Kopf- u. Zierleisten, Initialen u. großen Schlussvignetten in Holzschnitt. Pergamentband d. Zeit, am Rücken kleines Papierschildchen u. Beschriftung von alter Hand, wenig fleckig, an den unteren Stehkanten gering schadhaft. Seiten nur wenig vergilbt u. schwach braunfleckig, die zwei letzten Blätter ausgerissen. Mit e. Besitzstempel auf d. Rück- (Bibliotheca Canoniae Ducumburg) u. e. Kugelschreibermonogramm auf d. Vorderseite des Titelblattes, sow. e. Bleistiftsystematik u. ähnl. am vorderen Innendeckel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De ses eerste Boecken Euclidis, Van de Beginselen ende fondamenten der Geometrie. Waer by gevoeght zijn eenige nuttigheden, uyt e selve Boecken getrocken; Mitsgaders de Specien in Geometrische figuren, als timaken, veranderen, t'sanenvoegen, afstrecken, vermenigvuldigen ende deelen. Overgeset / verklaert / ende uytgeleyt / tot vozderinge en oeffeninge van alle leegierige liefhebbers der selber zsye konste. Door Jan Pieterse Dou.

      Utrecht, Jan van Waseberge, 1647. - 6 unnumerierte Blätter, 220 Seiten, 1 Blatt, mit zahlreichen geometrischen Original-Textholzschnitten, kl. 8vo (ca. 16,5x10 cm), Pergamenteinband der Zeit. Unbedruckter Pergamenteinband über Pappdeckeln, ohne aufmontierte Innendeckelpapiere. Der Einband etwas gebräunt und mit leichten Randbestoßungen, der Pergamentbezug am oberen Rand etwas eingeritzt, älterer Namenszug und neuerer Namensstempel auf dem fliegenden Vorsatzblatt, innen nur sehr leicht gebräunt. 6 nn. Ff., 220 pp., 1 f. Small 8vo (16,5x10 cm). With numerous geometrical figures in woodcut. Contemporary vellum. Dutch edition of the first six books of Euclids Elements, translated and edited by the surveyor Jan Pieterszoon Dou. The Elements is a mathematical and geometrical treatise consisting of in total 13 books written by the Greek Euclid in Alexandria in circa 300 BC.

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        I. G. De Rebus Auspiciis Serenissimi, et Potentissimi Caroli Dei Grata Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, et Hiberniae Regis, etc. Sub imperio illustrissimi Jacobi Montirosarum Marchionis, Comitis de Kincardin...

      (22), 248 pp. Full blue morocco with gilt borders to front & rear boards. Raised bands to spine with decorative gilt panels and lettering. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Bound by Edmund Worrall of Birmingham. Early label to front pastedown with comments. Old library stamp to title page. In 1645 Wishart joined the Royalist army at Bathwell, and was appointed chaplain to Montrose, then Governor-General of Scotland. From this time he was constantly with the army, and his narrative of the campaign is that of an eye-witness. The above work has been translated into English and printed at different times, but in its original Latin is of rare occurrence.

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        Ischia isola olim Aenaria

      Amsterdam 1647 - Per la prima volta edita nel'edizione tedesca nel "Nieuweb Atlas" del 1647, questa carta è tratta dal rarissimo atlante nautico del Barentsz edito postumo dal Janssonius con il titolo "Descriptio Maris Mediterranei per tabulas hidrographicas & geographicas", Amsterdam nel 1654. L'opera contine dieci carte nautice del Barentsz, per la prima volta incluse nel suo "Caertboeck vande Middelandtsche Zee", 1595; le carte sono stampate con la lastra originale ma sono completamnete rilavorate, con numerose varianti e con meno elementi decorativi nel mare. L'atlante è completato da alcune carte dello stesso Janssonius e da altre del Mercator, sempre modificate dal Jannsonius. Il Koeman cita solo 4 esemplari di questo atlante!!! Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Esemplare senza testo al verso. Rarissima edizione. Striking map from Barentsz's "Descriptio Maris Mediterranei, per tabula hydographics & geographicas, . . .", published by Janssonius in Amsterdam in 1654. This is a rare variant edition. The atlas includes re-issues of Barentsz's 10 maps (first included in "Caertboeck vande Middelandtsche Zee", 1595) of the Mediterranean, with Jansson having completely changed the title and reworked the decorative embellishments, removing many of the great images originally added by Barentsz. Copperplate, original outline colour, in very good conditions. Rare edition, without text on verso. Dimensioni 460 350mm

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        IMAGINI DELLI DEI ANTICHI CAVATE DE' MARMI, BRONZI, MEDAGLIE, GIOIE & ALTRE MEMORIE ANTICHE; con esquisito studio & particolare diligenza da Lorenzo Pignoria... Con Allegorie sopra le imagini di Cesare Malfatti... Et un Catalogo di cento più famosi Dei della Gentilità... In Venetia Presso Tomasini 1647.

      1647. Ril. cartonata recente, così come le due pag. bianche, cm 23x16, pp 24 nn., 400, 249 incisioni su legno nel t., 2 tavv incise ripiegate f.t., buon frontespizio e capilettera. Taglio successivo che ha ridotto il margine superiore. Sia il taglio superiore che quello laterale presentano una notevole brunitura che interessa assai marginalmente le cc. Qualche alone all'interno, peraltro discreto esemplare con nitide incisioni. Graesse, II, 56. Ebert 3586. Sabin, 11104. Vgl. Cicognara, 4684 ff.

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        Abbrege methodique des principes de la science heraldique.

      Chambery, L. du Four, 1647. 4o. Full leather, good condition. (8)+179+56 pag. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts depicting arms, blazons, crests. H129.

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        Partenope Liberata overo Racconto dell'Heroica risolutione fatta dal Popolo di Napoli per sottrarsi con tutto il Regno dalla insopportabil Giogo delli Spagnuoli Del Dottor Gioseppe Donzelli Napoletano con privilegio della Serenissima Real Republica Napolit.

      NAPOLI: Per Ottavio Beltramo - Napoli, 1647. Rilegato. BUONO. 15,3 20,1. Partenope Liberata overo Racconto dell'Heroica risolutione fatta dal Popolo di Napoli per sottrarsi con tutto il Regno dalla insopportabil Giogo delli Spagnuoli USATO

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        Abbrege methodique des principes de la science heraldique.

      Chambery, L. du Four, 1647. 4o. Full leather, good condition. (8)+179+56 pag. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts depicting arms, blazons, crests. H129.

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        De secretis mulierum. Item De virtutibus herbarum lapidum et animalium. Amsterdam, Jodocus Janssonius, 1643.

      Fine copy in contemporary vellum, ink title on spine. 12°: A-P12 Q8, pag.: 366 [10]. With an engraved titlepage. With a contemporary ownershipmark on the titlepage: -Sum Philippi a Rade Hob. Rugio-pomerani Optim. art. stud. Flo 1647-. Very rare edition of this compilation of works ascribed to Albertus Magnus, but probably written by one of his pupils Henry of Saxony or Thomas de Cantimpré. ‘De secretis mulierum' is a famous tract on the secrets of women, probably written in the 13th century. Except for the four works mentioned on the titlepage, the book also contains Albertus Magnus' ‘De Horis Dierum' and ‘De Mirabilis Mundi', as well as ‘De Secretis Naturae' by Michael Scotus. Brunet and Ferguson mention this edition of 1643, but Caillet only describes the 1655-edition. B0042.

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        Juvenal's sixteen satyrs or, a survey of the Manners and Actions of mankind. With Arguments, Marginall Notes, and Annotations clearing the obscure places out of the History, Lawes and Ceremonies of the Romans

      London: Printed for Humphrey Moseley, 1647. [16], 287pp, [1]. Without terminal errata leaf. With an engraved portrait frontispiece of Sir Robert Stapylton, and an additional engraved title-page. Contemporary blind-ruled sheep, recently rebacked and recornered in morocco, lettered in gilt. Boards worn, small worm-hole to spine. Recent endpapers, slight shaving to fore-edge of frontispiece, very occasional spotting, water-stained throughout. The first complete translation of Juvenal into English, by playwright Sir Robert Staplyton (d.1699). The first six satyrs had been published in 1644, in the midst of the English Civil War; they are revised here and the whole extended to contain all of the known works of Juvenal. ESTC R12392, Wing J1291.. First edition. 8vo.

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        Tablettes chronologiques, contenant la suite des papes, empereurs & roys qui ont regné depuis la naiss. de J. Chr. jusqu’ à present. Pour servir de plan à ceux qui lisent l’histoire profane

      - Contemporary calf leather with gilt ornaments on spine and silver clasps (possibly from a later date). Traces of a sticker on the spine, front cover rubbed. 12°-oblong, 24 leafs (partly with blank verso) and printed endpapers. Engraved title page by Anthonie de Winter and one etching by Adriaan Schoonebeek [both plates not in Hollstein]. Extremely rare booklet by the French historian Guillaume Marcel (1647-1708) with 17 tables containing the main historical events. In an ‘Avertissement’ the author mentions an earlier edition. The book has an alphabetical index of names mentioned in the tables and a dedication to the King of France. ‘Ce livre [.] n’ayant que la dimension d’un jeu de cartes, est un petit chef-d’oevre qu’on n’a point encore surpassé’ [Hoefer, Nouvelle Biographie Générale]. B0043 France; Almanach; Miniature book.

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        Hoe en Wanneer Hollant tot een Graefschap is afgesondert.

      [Arnhem, 1647]. Modern half vellum. Pages cut just short but no text missing. No title page, as published. 142 one side printed pages, with one or more black and white woodcut coats-of-arms on each page. Very rare chorography, only two copies in Dutch libraries, which both are incomplete. Title in STCN: [Wapenkaart van de graven van Holland]. Literature: Nijhoff/Van Hattum, 64. H75.

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        Institutions anatomiques [..] augmentées et enrichies pour la seconde fois [..] par Thomas Bartholin [..] et traduites en Francois par Abr. Du Prat.

      chez Mathurin Henault et Iean Henault, 1647. In-4° (cm. 18,3), legatura in p. pelle recente con antiche decorazioni in oro dei comparti del dorso conservate; pp. [16] 656 [38] in buono stato, con 85 illustrazioni in rame n.t. (comprese antiporta e ritratto) e 2 tavole illustrative in rame ripiegate f.t.; integrazione al margine inferiore delle prime carte, lieve alone, lieve brunitura uniforme, leggera rifilatura, antica firma di possesso al frontespizio. Prima traduzione francese della revisione che Thomas Bartholin fece della famosa anatomia del padre. Cfr. Bibliotheca Walleriana 702. Buon esemplare.

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        Partenope Liberata overo Racconto dell'Heroica risolutione fatta dal Popolo di Napoli per sottrarsi con tutto il Regno dalla insopportabil Giogo delli Spagnuoli Del Dottor Gioseppe Donzelli Napoletano con privilegio della Serenissima Real Republica Napolit.

      Per Ottavio Beltramo - Napoli, NAPOLI 1647 - Partenope Liberata overo Racconto dell'Heroica risolutione fatta dal Popolo di Napoli per sottrarsi con tutto il Regno dalla insopportabil Giogo delli Spagnuoli ITALIANO Seicentina in 4°, buono stato, mezza legatura in cartonato marmorizzato e pergamena, al dorso titoli e fregi in nero.punta inferiore del piatto ant. piegata,fioritura sparsa, tagli rossi scoloritii, pagine ben conservate con marginalia,piccola macchia di umidità sul margine concavo,talloncino adesivo "Ex libris Cagiati - Tomo n. 1496" al contropiatto ant. Frontespizio con applicata marca tipografica xilografata in nero. il frontespizio e le prime pagine presentano delle parti manoscritte con calligrafia che riprende i caratteri della stampa, segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami. A pagina 155 scritta "Prof. Taddeo Ricciardi (1887) al margine. All' ultima pagina stemma di Napoli con le lettere S.P.Q.N. Trattasi della parte prima dell' Opera in quanto, ancora non è stata data la paternità del Donzelli ad una seconda parte che circola un varie stampe

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        Ik wensch VE: bij desen mijn Vader en Moeder... [New Year's card].

      New Year's wishes to his father and mother. In the national archive in The Hague there is only one Louijssen that matches the period, Cornelis Louijssen of Schouwen, Southern Netherlands. [This Cornelis was accused in 1647 of the death of Jean Fontaine: by throwing a tin glass to his head, Cornelis made Fontaine fall from the stairs. Because of the injuries the latter died a couple of days later. The document testifies the end of the prison time of Louijssen in 1652, following a letter asking for his remission.] We cannot be sure if Philippus had some relationship with Cornelis, further archival research is needed. Some calligraphic elements have been designed to decorate the manuscript as a frame to the actual text of the card. On the bottom especially, on the left and on the right, two animal-like figures enclose the signature and the date of the letter: 'VE Dienst Willingen Soon / Philippus Louijssen: / 1646.' The wishes begin with the dedication: 'Ik wensch VE: bij desen mijn Vader en Moeder eer baer / geluk en Voorsyoet in delen Nieuwe Jaer / trecht ghelog in Jesum Christus Verheven / het welck Godt u en ons allen wil geven. [...]'. Other two couplets follow, one in nine lines and the latter in eight, plus clausa.Brown ink on paper, stains and foxing. Foldings making paper very fragile, damages along the margins, tears on the folds. On the verso the addressee and some notes (numbers and sums) probably due to reuse of the paper, very likely later than the composition. Tape in the middle of the page on the verso, probably to repair a tear or hole. Total: 422 x 327 mm

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        De secretis mulierum. Item De virtutibus herbarum lapidum et animalium. Amsterdam, Jodocus Janssonius, 1643.

      Fine copy in contemporary vellum, ink title on spine. 12°: A-P12 Q8, pag.: 366 [10]. With an engraved titlepage. With a contemporary ownershipmark on the titlepage: -Sum Philippi a Rade Hob. Rugio-pomerani Optim. art. stud. Flo 1647-. Very rare edition of this compilation of works ascribed to Albertus Magnus, but probably written by one of his pupils Henry of Saxony or Thomas de Cantimpré. ‘De secretis mulierum' is a famous tract on the secrets of women, probably written in the 13th century. Except for the four works mentioned on the titlepage, the book also contains Albertus Magnus' ‘De Horis Dierum' and ‘De Mirabilis Mundi', as well as ‘De Secretis Naturae' by Michael Scotus. Brunet and Ferguson mention this edition of 1643, but Caillet only describes the 1655-edition. B0042.

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        I. G. De Rebus Auspiciis Serenissimi, et Potentissimi Caroli Dei Grata Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, et Hiberniae Regis, etc. Sub imperio illustrissimi Jacobi Montirosarum Marchionis, Comitis de Kincardin...

      N.p. [Amsterdam?]: N.p. 1647. (22), 248 pp. Full blue morocco with gilt borders to front & rear boards. Raised bands to spine with decorative gilt panels and lettering. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Bound by Edmund Worrall of Birmingham. Early label to front pastedown with comments. Old library stamp to title page. In 1645 Wishart joined the Royalist army at Bathwell, and was appointed chaplain to Montrose, then Governor-General of Scotland. From this time he was constantly with the army, and his narrative of the campaign is that of an eye-witness. The above work has been translated into English and printed at different times, but in its original Latin is of rare occurrence. . Very Good. Full Morocco. 1647. Small 8vo..

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        d'Amboinsche rariteitkamer, behelzende eene beschryvinge van aleerhande zoo weeke als harde schaalvisschen, te weete raare krabben, kreeften, en diergelyke zeedieren, als mede allerhande hoorntjes en schulpen, die men in d'Amboinsche zee vindt: daar benevens zommigen mineraalen, gesteenten, en soorten van aarde, die in d'Amboinsche, en zommige omleggende eilanden gevonden worden.Amsterdam, Jan Roman de Jonge, 1741. Royal folio (44 x 27.5 cm). With engraved title-page, engraved author's portrait, 60 engraved plates and 5 engraved vignettes. Contemporary red half roan.

      Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 591 note; Nissen, ZBI 3519; cf. E. Reitsma, Maria Sibylla Merian, pp. 207-210. Second edition, in the original Dutch, of a monumental and splendidly illustrated account of Ambonese and other East Indian marine specimens excluding vertebrate fish, with scientifically accurate engravings drawn by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) apparently in the year of the death of the owner, Rumphius. The 60 large engraved plates show crustaceans, sea urchins, sand-dollars, starfish, shellfish, barnacles and coral, along with crystals, minerals, amber, fossils and even some man-made artefacts. Some plates show one large figure, others more than twenty small ones. Its precise descriptions and information on habitat anticipate modern marine biology.Rumphius, a German physician and naturalist, worked for the Dutch East India Company (VOC) from 1652 to his death, mostly on Ambon in the Moluccas. The illustrations never bore Merian's name (only those of the engravers), but she mentioned them in a 1702 letter, Zacharias Conrad von Uffenbach saw them at her house in 1711 and wrote that she drew them, and her drawings survive in St Petersburg.Slightly creased, otherwise in very good condition and wholly untrimmed, leaving broad margins. Binding slightly rubbed and sides a bit soiled, but still firm and good.

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        Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau mit der Schlacht i.J. 1644 ('Abris der Statt Freyburg . 1644' übergab der Statt zwischen der Königl. Frantzesischen und Chur Bayrischen Armee zu getragen A° 1644 im Brach und Hewmonat').

      - Kupferstich aus Merians Theatrum Europaeum, 1647, 23,5 x 37 Fauser, Repertorium älterer Topographie. Druckgraphik von 1486 bis 1750 4198. - Zeigt die Schlacht im Jahre 1644 bei Freiburg mit Einzeichnungen kleiner Ansichten der Orte Freiburg-Günterstal, Merzhausen, Wittnau-Biezighofen, Sölden, Leutersberg, Benzhausen, Freiburg-Herdern, Freiburg-Littenweiler und Freiburg.

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        Gladiolus maximus, Bulba rubra Promont . , Radix tuber faciae . . Plate 66.

      Florilegium. Amsterdam 1647 - Copper engraving. Later colour. Size: 21 x 33.5 cm. (8½ x 13 inches). Fine condition, good margins. This beautiful print shows a gladiolus plant, bulb leaves and flowers, and two tubers. The designs are beautifully balanced on the page and the captions elegantly inscribed. Emanuel Sweert was prefect of the gardens of the Emperor Rudolf II in Prague. His Florilegium was first printed in Frankfurt by Kempner in 1612 -1614. It was originally a sales catalogue for plants and bulbs from Sweert's gardens, to be sold at fairs in Frankfurt and Amsterdam, but now these very attractive engravings are regarded as fine examples of 17th century botanical illustration and are much collected. Engraved by JANSSON, Jan.

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        Des freywillig auffgesprungenen Granat-Apffels des Christlichen Samariters Anderer theil: oder Aus Christlicher liebe des nechsten eröffnete Geheimnisse Vieler vortrefflicher bewährter Artzneyen, aus berühmter Leib-ärtzten, oder Medicin-Doctorn, gepflogener erfahrenheit zusammen getragen.

      Klein-4. Titelbl., 539 S., 1 nn. Bl., mit Titelblatt- und Schlussvignette in Holzschnitt, Titelblatt in Rot- und Schwarzdruck. Ledereinband d. Zt., Rücken und Einbanddeckel mit Streicheisenlinien, Buchschnitt blaugesprenkelt. Größere Fehlstellen am Rücken fachgerecht unterlegt, Einbd. berieben, Lederbezug stellenw. schadhaft, Buchblock gut erhalten, Seiten nur schwach gebräunt, bzw. braunfleckig, mit wenigen Wurmgängen. Vgl. Ferguson I,235. Ferchl 140. Erstausgabe des zweiten Teils zum Aufgesprungenen Granatapfel der Herzogin Eleonore zu Troppau u. Jägerndorff (1647-1704), dessen erster Teil bereits 1685 in Wien bei Voigt erschienen war. Das erfolgreiche Werk erfuhr sogleich mehrere Auflagen, vorl. zweite Teil, der durchgehend medizinische Hausmittel enthält, wurde erst nach dem Tode der Autorin von Georg Adam Seelig (lt Bohatta), dessen Name erst auf späteren Ausgaben genannt wird, herausgegeben (s. dazu Bohatta, Hanns. Fürstin Eleonore von Liechtenstein und ihr Granatapfel. Ein bibliographischer Versuch, S. 128 in: Jahrbuch des Historischen Vereins für das Fürstentum Liechtenstein. Bd. 33,121-132). Obwohl eines der beliebtesten Werke der Volksmedizin des 17. u. frühen 18. Jh., und häufig aufgelegt, sind die einzelnen Ausgaben des Granatapfels selten und jeweils nur in wenigen Bibliotheken nachzuweisen.

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        The histoire of the civill warres of France, written in Italian by H.C. Davila. Translated out of the original

      London: printed by R. Raworth, and ... sold by W. Lee, D. Pakeman, and G. Bedell, 1647. First edition in English, folio, pp. [4], 1478, [1] errata; with the approbation leaf and engraved vignette title-p.; 2" waterstain pervades first ten leaves, occasional spots and stains throughout, title-p. dusty; full contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, preserving the old red morocco label on spine; good and sound. Translated by William Aylesbury. Lowndes I, 601: "An excellent translation." Wing D 413.

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         [ Watercolour of a wallflower and a double hyacinth, with inchworm moths, larvae and pupae].[Amsterdam, ca. 1700]. Watercolour drawing (38 x 29 cm) on extremely fine white parchment, said to be uterine lamb, showing a wallflower and a double hyacinth with two inchworm moths in the air (2 different species) and two inchworms and two pupae on the leaves and flowers. Framed.

      Cf. Reitsma, Maria Sibylla Merian & dochters, ill. 110 (p. 147); Wettengl, Maria Sibylla Merian 1647-1717, kunstenares en natuuronderzoekster, no. 120 (ill. 44 on p. 85). Characteristic original watercolour botanical drawing by Johanna Helena Herolt (1668-post 1721), the eldest daughter of Maria Sibylla Merian and Johann Andreas Graff. It shows a wallflower (Cheiranthus cheiri) and double hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis) with two inchworm moths (Geometriae) in the air, two inchworms and two pupae. She probably drew it in Amsterdam around 1700. Though she still remains in the shadow of her mother, she was a fine flower and insect artist in her own right and there is growing appreciation of her work. Her watercolours, more baroque than her mother's and often with brighter colours, radiate vigour and vivacity: the flowers, painted with intensity in every detail, really come to life. Reitsma, p. 135, notes that the prices for the flower watercolours increased with the number of insects, so the present watercolour must have been unusually expensive.Characteristic watercolour in fine state of preservation. Herolt herself may have revised the upper part of the hyacinth.

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        The historie of the holy warre; by Thomas Fuller, B.D. prebendarie of Sarum, late of Sidney Colledge in Cambridge; [bound with] The Holy State [and the Profane State]

      Cambridge: printed by Roger Daniel, and are to be sold by John Williams at the signe of the Crown in Pauls Church-yard , 1647 / 1648. Full Calf. Fine. Small Folio: [16], 286, [28, chronological table and index]pp, with additional engraved title page depicting the crusades and folding map of Palestine; [8],189 [124 mis-numbered 104], 200-394,435-510 (pagination is irregular, per ESTC Citation No. R6571, but text is continuous), with additional engraved title-page and 20 engraved portraits. The Profane State has separate title page, dated 1642. Contemporary full calf boards paneled in gilt, spine rebacked in period style with red morocco lettering piece gilt, marbled edges and end papers. A Fine copy, tightly bound, pages fresh and bright, with excellent impressions of the plates; minor marginal staining to first few leaves, repairs to explanatory leaf opposite first frontispiece. Pforzheimer 390 and 92 (for first editions). Lowndes 847 (citing this edition of The Holy State as "best"). Wither to Prior 386 and 387. Wing F2438 and F2444. Allibone, p. 643. The Holy War is the third edition, with re-engraved title page (Pforzheimer). The Holy State is the second edition, enlarged. Based on Fuller's extensive reading in medieval sources, The Holy War is the first modern history of the crusades in English. In his judgment, the Papacy, in waging them, had spent European lives and wealth for nothing more than a faraway plot of land and a few relics. The Holy State and The Profane State, Fuller's celebrated studies in virtue and vice—"the most popular and characteristic of all his books" (ODNB)—provides rule of conduct, offering as exemplars a rich collection of model characters, along with short biographies of historical figures from Queen Elizabeth and Sir Francis Drake to St. Augustine and Joan of Arc. Allibone calls it, "Perhaps . . . the best of his works; and certainly [it] displays to better advantage than any his original and vigorous powers of thinking." Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Napoli Sollevata

      AMATORE Diego Spagnuolo. Napoli Sollevata. Narratione degli accidenti occorsi in detta citta dalli 7 Luglio 1647 sino li 20 Marzo 1648. Bologna, H. H. del Dozza, 1650. Tre parti in un volume in 8vo; pp. 152. Stemma della città di Napoli al frontespizio ed una tavola raffigurante "El maior monstruo del mundo Tomas Annielo de Amalfi". Restauri senza perdita di testo. Pergamena coeva. Raro. Lozzi 3025, nota; BL 17th Century Italian Books, S 28; Michel, I pag.42.

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        Autoritratto

      1647 - Acquaforte, circa 1647-48, firmata in lastra in basso. Esemplare nel terzo stato finale, con l’indirizzo dell’editore Arnold van Westerhout. Buona prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, rifilata al rame, leggera ossidazione nella parte sinistra, nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione. Etching, circa 1646/7, signed at lower center. Third, final, state with address of van Westerhout. A good impression on contemporary paper, trimmed to the platemark, in good condition. T.I.B. 001; Bellini 35 terzo stato di tre Dimensioni 170 230mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Rerum per octennium in Brasilia, et alibi gestarum, sub praefectura illustrissimi Comitis J. Mauritii, Nassauiae, etc. comitis, historia. Cui accesserunt Gulielmi Pisonis Medici tractatus 1. De aeribus, aquis & locis in Brasilia. 2. De arundine saccharifera. 3. De melle silvestri. 4. De radice altili mandihoca.Kleve, Tobias Silberling, 1660. Small 8vo (15.5 x 10 cm). With frontispiece, portrait of Johan Maurits, coat of arms of Johan Maurits, 3 folding maps and 5 folding views, all engraved. Contemporary vellum.

      Borba de Moraes, pp. 78-79; Bosch 127; JCB III, p. 26; Rodrigues 346; Sabin 3409; VD17 3:008042H. First edition of the so-called "small Barlaeus", a smaller edition of the classic work on the history of the Dutch in Brazil, originally published in folio at Amsterdam, 1647, by Joan Blaeu. This present edition contains four extra treatises on the climate, water, medical plants, sugar cane, wild honey and manioc root of Brazil by G. Piso, who sailed to Recife in 1638 as Johan Maurits's personal physician and returned with him in 1644. The maps of South America and Africa (1), Brazil (2), Mauritiopolis, Recife and surroundings (3) and the 5 views are the same as those of the German edition published by Silberling in 1659. With bookplates of John Carter Brown and M. Pinta Camargo; as often the extra full-page engraved plate of a solar eclipse, originally facing p. 330 is not present. Good copy of a classic on the Dutch in Brazil.

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        NORTFOLCIA vernacule NORFOLKE.

      Atlas Novus., 1647, German.. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition. Size: 50 x 38 cm. (19½ x 15 inches). Attractive map of Norfolk. Ships and sea monster at sea, seven coats of arms at top left. Title cartouche at top right, secondary cartouche with scales at lower left.Royal arms at top centre, five coats of arms flanked by cherubs at top left, compasses, ships at sea, ornamental cartouche at top right, secondary cartouche with scale at lower left. 'In 1647, a fourth volume was published, with maps of British Isles transferred from Volume 1'. Ref: Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandica, p377. Koeman 5295:1

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        Rerum per octennium in Brasilia, et alibi gestarum, sub praefectura illustrissimi Comitis J. Mauritii, Nassauiae, etc. comitis, historia. Cui accesserunt Gulielmi Pisonis Medici tractatus 1. De aeribus, aquis & locis in Brasilia. 2. De arundine saccharifera. 3. De melle silvestri. 4. De radice altili mandihoca.Kleve, Tobias Silberling, 1660. Small 8vo (15.5 x 10 cm). With frontispiece, portrait of Johan Maurits, coat of arms of Johan Maurits, 3 folding maps and 5 folding views, all engraved. Contemporary vellum.

      Borba de Moraes, pp. 78-79; Bosch 127; JCB III, p. 26; Rodrigues 346; Sabin 3409; VD17 3:008042H. First edition of the so-called "small Barlaeus", a smaller edition of the classic work on the history of the Dutch in Brazil, originally published in folio at Amsterdam, 1647, by Joan Blaeu. This present edition contains four extra treatises on the climate, water, medical plants, sugar cane, wild honey and manioc root of Brazil by G. Piso, who sailed to Recife in 1638 as Johan Maurits's personal physician and returned with him in 1644. The maps of South America and Africa (1), Brazil (2), Mauritiopolis, Recife and surroundings (3) and the 5 views are the same as those of the German edition published by Silberling in 1659. With bookplates of John Carter Brown and M. Pinta Camargo; as often the extra full-page engraved plate of a solar eclipse, originally facing p. 330 is not present. Good copy of a classic on the Dutch in Brazil.

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        The History ot the Life and Reigne of Richard The Third

      London, Printed by W. Wilson 1647. Hard Cover. Folio: 2 p.l., 107, 113-150, [8] pages; 28 cm. (a2, B-O4, P2, Q-T4,V3, *4). This edition is made of sheets from the 1646 edition. In this copy the second preliminary leaf, (a2), is bound at end; blank leaf K4, pp. 70/71, has been removed; and the last signature (*4), "Table of Heads" [i.e. index], is wanting. See Arthur Noel Kincaid's edition of the manuscript (Gloucester, Alan Sutton, 1982) for how the author's great-nephew passed a defective text as his own. Wing B5307. Good, with noted faults; bound in full modern leather. Stock#OB320.

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        THE SIMPLE COBLER OF AGGAVVAM IN AMERICA. WILLING TO HELP 'MEND HIS NATIVE COUNTRY, LAMENTABLY TATTERED, BOTH IN THE UPPER-LEATHER AND SOLE, WITH ALL THE HONEST STITCHES HE CAN TAKE...

      London: J.D. & R.I. for Stephen Bowtell..., 1647. [4],80pp. Small quarto. 20th-century brown morocco, tooled in blind, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Bookplate and label of Frank Cutter Deering on front endpapers. Ownership inscription ("William [?] Gable Altoona, Pa. June 1916") on front fly leaf. Light toning, minor soiling. Very good. "A prose satire of the times, which instantly became popular and will always associate [Ward's] name with early American literature..." - Church. Ward came to New England in 1634 and was appointed minister at Agawam, now Ipswich, Massachusetts. Soon after, he compiled the first code of laws established in New England, which was adopted but never printed in book form, as John Cotton's code was mistaken for Ward's. This was his next literary effort, containing many New England references. The work was extremely popular, going through five editions in the first year of its publication. Scarce. SABIN 101323. CHURCH 484. WING W787. JCB (3)II:360. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 647/200. ESTC R43813.

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        Le Pays de Suisses. "Helvetia.cumfinitimis regionibus conf?deratis

      Europe: Amsterdam Apud Guiljelmum et Joahannem Blaeu. 1647. Original coloured, copper engraved map of Switzerland after Mercator, from volume 1 of Joan Blaeu's "Le theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas. " Double page; folio; French text to verso. Original colour; 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 " or "Atlas Novus" Willem Blaeu's great project enlarging the "Appendix" was advertised in 1634, was first published in a preliminary edition in 1635. (preface dated 10-3-1634) two volumes. The final edition comprising again two volumes with 109 & 99 maps respectively with German text also published 1635; an edition with Dutch text, (preface dated 22-4-1635) 104 & 103 maps; French text( preface dated 1-7-1635) 105 & 103 maps; and with Latin text (preface dated "ipsis Aprillis")105 & 102 maps. In 1640, after Willem's death a Third volume with French text and comprising 58 maps of Italy and 8 of Greece, was published; later the same year an edition was produced with Latin text. Still in 1640, variant editions in both languages were issued with an appendix of 4 maps of the British Isles as a precursor to the Fourth volume, which would be a complete description thereof. In 1645 the Fourth volume, "Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas, Mis en lumiere par Guillaume et Jean Bleau. Quartiesme Partie. " with a dedication to " A la serinissme Princesse Henriette-Marie Reine de la Grande Bretagne, France & Yrlande. " was published; preface dated 1 October 1645. This volume consisted of 58 maps with description of all the British Isles. The "Atlas Novus" was eventually extended to six volumes with the addition of a fifth volume, Scotland in 1654 and the following year a sixth the "Atlas Sinensis"of Martini. Joan Blaeu recognised that the wealthy patrons who would buy such an atlas were primarily concerned with display, thus aesthetic considerations were emphasised: the quality of the paper, binding, beautiful typography and bright colour, making maps from the Blaeu printing house amongst the most decorative of their time. Blaeu eventually updated and extended the "Theatrum" producing the "Atlas Major" in various formats from 9-12 volumes Koeman1, Bl 16A [135(Lll)] Europe Central Europe Switzerland Helvetia

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