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        Insulae Canariae, olim Fortunatae Dictae

      Janssonius, J., 1650. "Insulae Canariae, olim Fortunatae Dictae". Altkol. Kupf.-Kte. von J. Janssonius, um 1650. Ostorientierte Seekarte mit zwei ausgem. fig. Kart., Windrose u. Segelschiffsstaffage. 42,5:53 cm.. Koeman I, map 8970:1, ed. 1:417 (1656-58) - Seekarte mit Kanarische Inseln und Madeira.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Karel Krenek]
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        Historiae naturalis e quadrupeditus libri [I], de quadrupetibus, libri II (AND III) de insectis (AND) de serpentibus, libri V de piscubus et cetis (AND) IV, de exanguibus aquaticis, Libri VI. De avibus (complete).

      . Frankfurt am Main, Matthias Merian, 1650-1653. Six parts in four. Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) with 249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages (four resembling frontispieces, engraved by Matthias Merian). [1] (no date, but 1650) 232 [iv] pp., 80 plates; III (AND) II (1653) 200, [vii]; 40, [iii] pp., 40 [28, 12] plates; V (no date, but 1650) (AND) IV (1650) 228; 78; [xii] pp., 67 [47, 20] plates; VI (1650). 227, [vii] pp. 62 plates. Contemporary uniform full mottled calf. Spines with six raised bands, compartments with rich gilt floral patterns and two green morocco labels with gilt titles.* Rare complete set of Jonston's famous "Historiae naturalis" depicting all then "known" animals including insects, snakes, dragons, shells and especially birds. This is the first, Frankfurt, edition, which is much rarer than the second edition which was printed in Amsterdam (1657). With the fine plates of such animals as an elephant with its driver, famous different horses, a stranded sperm whale, but also the more dramatic "draco's" depicted after "aldro" (Aldrovandus) and the Hydra with seven heads. Most plates are quite accurate and the animals depicted are easily identifiable to the species level. Some, however, are rather vague; perhaps composites or entirely mythological. The "serpentibus" is bound after the "insectibus", the "exanvibus aqvaticis" after the "piscibus" (as usual). The part on snakes and dragons, and the one on molluscs, have a "regular" title page with a large vignette; all the others have a frontispiece-like title page, with the title as part of the engraving. Several plates bound out of sequence. Two plates in volume I with a large tear. Margin of frontispiece in volume III chipped and in volume V with a few small tears, both with old paper repair. The combined index to volumes IV and V much toned. Several text pages much browned, the plates usually in a much better condition. A few pages with larger tears, one text leaf cut in half but without loss of text. One plate in the piscibus with a larger chip reaching a figure. Rear endpapers of volumes II, IV, V, and VI with ink annotations in an old hand. A few plate figures with additional captions in an old hand too. In all, a nicely bound, uniform set printed on rather thin paper (as usual) with age-toning, especially in the text and margins, and other, usually minor defects being the result of over 350 years of use, but most engravings with a strong impression and overall a good set. Dean III, pp. 264-265; Nissen IVB, 482; Nissen ZBI, 2131-2135..

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        Le politique du temps, traitant de la puissance, Autorite; & du devoir des Princes: des divers Gouvernemens, jusques ou l'on doit supporter la tyrannie. Et si en une oppression Extreme, il est loisible aux sujets de prendre les armes pour defendre leur vie & liberte, quand comment, parqui, & par quel moyen cela se doit & peut faire.

      Jouxte la Coppie imprimee a Paris [i.e. Paris], 1650.. In-12, plein velin ivoire souple de l'epoque, dos lisse, titre manuscrit a la plume, 250 p., caracteres en lettres rondes. Rare premiere edition separee probablement imprimee clandestinement a Paris, sous adresse fictive. Sous ce titre-programme, se cache la reedition d'un rarissime libelle compose par Du Plessis-Mornay ou un membre de son entourage immediat, publie par Simon Goulard dans ses 'Memoires de l'estat de France sous Charles Neuviesme' (1577, tome III, p. 87-159), sous le titre de : 'Dialogue de l'Authorite des Princes & de la liberte des peuples' (insere immediatement avant le 'Discours de la servitude volontaire'). Longtemps considere comme l'un des pamphlets de la Fronde, sans doute "recycle" a l'occasion de ces evenements, l'ouvrage a ete attribue par meprise a Francois Davesne avant que Moreau ('Biblio. des Mazarinades', II, 2813) ne devoile la supercherie. Quelques pet. gal. de vers dans le fond, sans atteinte au texte. Cachet armorie de l'eveque coadjuteur d'Orleans date de 1724. Bon exemplaire, relie a l'epoque..

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        Slavonia, Croatia, Bosnia cum Dalmatiae parte.

      [ca. 1650].. 36 x 47 cm. Bis auf Randrisse, gut erhalten.. Mit 3 Wappen- u. Textkartusche. In feinem Kolorit. Die Karte zeigt das Gebiet der dalmatinischen Küste, Golf von Venedig, Slowenien, Kroatien, Slavonien, Bosnien.

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        La Seconde partie de la philosophie ou Science générale, divisée en quatre parties.

      1650 - In-8, frontispice gravé en taille douce par Richer, [6]-273-[1] pages, un tableau gravé à double page. Maroquin grenat du XVIIIe siècle, dos à cinq nerfs et fleuronné, plats ornés d'encadrements à la Du Seuil, tranches rouges. Gardes renouvelées. (Mors fendus, coiffe supérieure usée, auréole intérieure.) Édition originale. La Philosophie selon Lesclache se divisait en cinq parties : celle-ci, la Science générale, est présentée pour la première fois, deux ans après la parution de la "première partie" sur la Logique. Les autres parties étaient, selon sa méthode : la physique, la morale et la théologie naturelle. Toutes avaient été présentées dans sa Philosophie en tables (1648). Cioranescu II, 43046. 415 g. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De Duplici Viventium Terra, Dissertatio Paradoxica Magni Operis quod inscibitur Epitoma Geographico-Historica

      Lugduni Batavorum, Apud Elzevirios, 1650. - in-4. 3ff. XVIII. 2ff. 240pp. 5ff. Demi reliure ancienne à coins (marques d'usage). Edition Originale de cet ouvrage de l'humaniste espagnol José Antonio Gonzalez de Salas (1588-1651). Il était l'ami de Quevedo dont il publia après la mort son "Parnaso Espanol" et a laissé des traductions (Pomponius Mela), un ouvrage très rare sur la tragédie (Nueva Idea de la Tragedia Antigua), et divers commentaires d'Aristote. Cet ouvrage sur la terre, sa géographie et ses habitants contient des reflexions pleines d'érudition où se mêlent les connaissances scientifiques, ésotériques et religieuses. Superbe titre frontispice allégorique gravé (marge inférieure courte avec petite atteinte). Reliure frottée. Palau, 105824. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Aethiopia inferior vel exterior monomotapa. Kolor. Kupferstich, um 1650. 28,6 x 37,3 cm.,

      1650 - Zeigt die Südspitze Afrikas ab Angola und Mozambique. Mit figürlicher Titelkartusche, mehreren Schiffen und afrikanischen Tieren. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Aulicus Coquinariæ: or A vindication in ansvver to a pamphlet, entituled The court and character of King James. Pretended to be penned by Sir A.W. and published since his death, 1650

      London: Printed for Henry Seile, over against St Dunstans Church in Fleet Street. 1650. First Edition. Hardcover. Nineteenth century catspaw calf, boards with double ruled gilt border, contrasting spine lable bearing gilt titles, marbled endpapers, note on title page identifying A.W. as Anthony Weldon, damp mark to top fifth of pp16-48 but text remains clear and bright, small loss from lower corner of leaf A2 not affecting text. 8vo, A-A4 B-O6. Wing S645. , Sir William Sanderson's major achievement lay in his historical writings, which, like most historical writing from the middle of the 17th century was partisan in nature.By his own account Sanderson suffered in the Royalist cause during the civil wars and was knighted by King Charles II at the restoration. This work, Sanderson's most famous, was written in response to "The Court and Character of King James," a memoir written by Anthony Weldon and published postumously. Weldon had been a courtier in the court of King James but had become disaffected, becoming a member of the Kentish parliamentary county committee. Aulicus appeared anonymously but Sanderson admitted his authorship in the preface of his later and more substantial work, "Compleat History of the Lives and Reigns of Mary Queen of Scotland, and of her Son James" (1656). , 8vo , [viii] 205 [1] pp .

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        Iuris [Juris] et Iudicii [Judicii] Fecialis, Sive Iuris Intergentes

      1650. First Edition of a Deeply Influential International Law Treatise Z[ouch], R[ichard] [1590-1661]. Iuris et Iudicii Fecialis, Sive Iuris Inter Gentes, Et Quaestionum de Eodem Explicatio. Qua Quea ad Pacem & Bellum Inter Diversos Principes, Aut Populos Spectant, Ex Praecipuis Historico-Jure-Peritis, Exhibentur. Oxford: Excudebat H. Hall, Impensis Tho. Robinson, 1650. [xvi], 196 pp. Quarto (6-3/4" x 5-1/4"). Recent quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed. Woodcut and typographical head-pieces and tail-pieces. Moderate toning to text, faint dampspotting in places, fore-edge of title page trimmed with minor loss to rule enclosing text, internally clean. A handsome copy. * First edition. Zouch was an advocate of Doctors' Commons, Judge of the High Court of Admiralty and Regius Professor of Civil Law at Oxford. He published treatises on several legal topics, but his lasting fame rests on the present work. Drawing on the work of Gentili and Grotius, it was the first work to treat the law of nations as an ordered system, one in which the law of warfare played a subordinate role. It also helped to popularize the work of Grotius and Gentili and to make international law a part of English law. According to Holdsworth, this book succeeded for three reasons: "In the first place, (...) international law appeared for the first time in a compact and orderly form. In the second place, he so clearly defined it that no one in the future could be under any misapprehension as to its scope. In the third place, he originated the modern division of the subject into Peace and War." He notes, moreover, that "in his book the tradition, inherited from the medieval books, of grouping the whole subject round the rules of war, was finally abandoned." The influence of this study beyond the seventeenth century is evident in its inclusion in the series Classics of International Law by the Carnegie Foundation (Washington, 1911). OCLC locates 8 copies in North American law libraries (Boston College, Columbia, Harvard, Library of Congress, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, UNC, Yale). Holdsworth, Sources and Literature of English Law 227. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:603.

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        Königliche Verthätigung Für Carl den Ersten. Geschrieben An dessen Eltesten Sohn, Erben, und rechtmäßigen Nachfahr, Den Durchläuchtigsten König von Groß-Brittanien Carl den Andern.,

      Ohne Ort, ohne Drucker, 1650. - Erste dt. Ausgabe der im Jahr zuvor bei Elzevier auf Lateinisch erschienenen „Defensio regia pro Carolo I.", Saumaises Beitrag zur damals aktuellen und aufsehenerregenden Auseinandersetzung zwischen ihm und Milton über Karl I. von England. - Gutes Exemplar. - VD17, 23:239430B. Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 Kl.-8°. Mit gest. Frontispiz u. illustr. Kupfertitel. 1 Bl., 931 S., 1 weißes Bl., Pgmt. d. Zt. m. durchzogenen Bünden, handschriftl. Rückentitel u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Renati Des Cartes Meditationes de prima philosophia, in quibus Dei existentia, & animae humanae corpore distinctio, demonstrantur: his adjunctae sunt variae objectiones doctorum in istas de Deo & anima demonstrationes

      Amstelodami: pud Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1650.. [6 lvs], 191 pp; 164; 88 pp; [12 lvs], 98 pp, [3 lvs]. Small 4to. Contemporary vellum, spine titles in manuscript. Tertia editio prioribus auctior & emendatior [Meditationes] and first Latin edition [Passiones animae]. Illus. with printer's device, initials, and head and tail pieces. Tchermezine 304b (Passiones animae). Guibert (5) pp 48-50. Willems 1107 (Meditationes ) & 1106 (Passiones animae). The Meditationes is the first Latin edition by Elzevier in this format. Part [2] has a special title page: Appendix, continens objectiones..1649. Part [3] has half title: Epistola .. ad .. Gisbertum Voetivum. They are bound with the first Latin edition of Descartes' last work, Les passions de l'ame: Passiones animae per Renatum Des Cartes: gallic ab ipso conscriptae, nunc autem in exterorum gratiam latina civitate donatae ab H. D. M. 1. v. L. Amstelodami, apud Ludovicum Elzevirium. Anno 1650. Elzevier produced two editions at the same time, one 12mo and this, the less common, 4to. Vellum soiled, worn at lower fore edge, spotted, seminary library bookplate on front pastedown, faint fragment of label on rear, free endpapers lacking, and pastedowns soiled and split; first blank with three sets of annotations, all in different hands, first two dozen leaves or so with medium brown circular stain, starting at under 4 centimeters and becoming progressively smaller and fainter until extinguished at G3, just touching (though not obscuring) last few letters of text on the corner of last lines; the odd short and faint underline on perhaps a dozen pages; still a good copy.

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        Insula de Gran Canaria.

      circa 1650. - Grabado calcográfico,39x31 cms.Muestra un ataque naval a Gran Canaria con desembarco de tropas.Con toda probabilidad muestra un ataque holandés a finales del s XVI.Aparecen Allagoena y Gracyosa en la toponímia.Raro

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        MVSVRGIA VNIVERSALIS SIVE ARS MAGNA CONSONI ET DISSONI IN X LIBROS DIGESTA

      Romae: Ex Typographia Hæredum Francisci Corbelletti; [second part:] Typis Ludouici Grignani, 1650. FIRST EDITION . Hardcover. An Excellent Contemporary Copy of the Major Study of Music in the 17th Century. 324 x 229 mm (12 3/4 x 9"). 10 p.l., 690 (i.e., 692) pp., 462 pp., [19] leaves. Two parts in one volume. FIRST EDITION. Pleasing contemporary blindstamped pigskin, covers framed with three floral rolls, arabesque in central panel, raised bands, ink titling at head of spine, early paper shelfmark at bottom, remnants of ties. Each title page with a (different) device, ornamental headpieces, historiated initials and tailpieces, a number of smaller woodcut images, charts, and diagrams, and 23 SOMETIMES STRIKING FULL-PAGE ENGRAVED SHEETS (with 24 images, one sheet containing two images), the cuts including, in the first part, an engraved title page (featuring a musician angel on a globe) and a full-page engraved portrait of Leopold William, Archduke of Austria, and, in the second part, an engraved frontispiece of Orpheus and Cerberus. Musical notation printed on many leaves. Front pastedown with engraved bookplate of Bernardine Murphy. Caillet 5785; Wellcome III, 394; Gregory & Bartlett, p. 135; Wolffheim 732; Honeyman sale catalogue, lot #1816. Pigskin a bit soiled and peeling away slightly at top and bottom of spine, corners somewhat worn, but the period binding quite sound and still attractive. Occasional mild browning or foxing, perhaps three dozen leaves with faint marginal dampstaining, other minor imperfections, but still an excellent copy without serious defects, consistently clean and crisp internally. This is a major work in music and acoustics and a book with sometimes remarkably diverting plates, written by one of the most significant scientific writers of the period. The work is a storehouse of knowledge for the entire field of music, and, as such, it provides us with a valuable understanding of the area of study as a whole in the middle of the 17th century. As a work so encyclopedic in scope, it was long consulted as the definitive work of musicology. Kircher's wide-ranging treatment includes coverage of acoustics, vocal chords, birdsong, and the operation of many musical instruments, some of his own invention, and these instruments are illustrated by some of the most engaging and informative plates. Kircher demonstrates an excellent understanding of Baroque musical composition, and he illustrates his analysis with many musical examples, including a work of his own; among other musicians represented are Allegri, Gesualdo, Monteverdi, and Palestrina. Kircher speculates on the power of harmony to heal the world's ills, as well as the bite of the tarantula. He was assisted in producing this monumental work by the concert master of the Gesu, the Jesuit church of Rome, Antonio Maria Abbatini. Called by Ferguson "a man of vast--almost cumbrous--erudition," Athanasius Kircher (1602?-80) was a polymath, learned in the humanities, biblical studies, and, above all, the sciences, which had fascinated him since his youth. Born in Germany, he entered the Jesuit order as a teenager and taught mathematics at the Jesuit College in Rome, where he resided for 46 years. Undeterred by the relatively recent trial of Galileo (in which his Jesuit College had played a role), Kircher was a believer in the Copernican theory and an early observer through the telescope. He studied and wrote on many things (a partial list would include the heavens, hieroglyphs, physics and mechanics, magnetism, medicine, and volcanoes). Our copy comes from the collection of California philanthropist Bernadine Murphy Donohue (1904-68), who was awarded the title "Papal Countess" by Pope John XXIII for her charitable works.

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        COURT AND CHARACTER OF KING JAMES. Written and Taken by Sir A.W., Being and Eye and Eare Witness

      London: By R.I. to be sold by John Wright, 1650. Scarce first edition. With the rare portrait frontispiece and engraved titlepage. Small 8vo [132 by 80mm], full contemporary calf, sometime sympathetically and expertly rebacked to correctly marry the boards which are paneled in blind in ornate fashion with floral corner-pieces also in blind, edges with a double-ruled gilt fillet line, edges gilt tooled, the spine with double-ruled gilt raised bands and a red morocco label ruled and lettered in gilt. [x], 197 pp. A nice copy indeed, being well preserved and a complete copy of this scarce work, with light typical age mellowing. The binding is sturdy and still attractive. SCARCE FIRST EDITION WITH THE RARELY ENCOUNTERED PORTRAIT FRONTISPIECE. A SELDOM ENCOUNTERED CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNT OF KING JAMES I WRITTEN BY A MEMBER OF HIS COURT. ONLY A SMALL HANDFUL OF COPIES HAVE APPEARED IN RECENT YEARS. The work has long been attributed to Anthony Weldon, due somewhat to its not overly flattering portrayal of the monarch and due to its publication within a few months of Weldon’s death. The justification for the criticism inherent in the book is usually presumed to be because of Weldon’s dismissal from the royal court. At first a popular courtier, Weldon wrote an assessment of the Scottish people which was far from positive and the former James VI of Scotland did not take kindly to it. While these attributions and assumptions have held for centuries there are nowadays opinions emanating from more modern scholarship which challenges both the authorship of the book and the story of Weldon’s dismissal from court.

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        A Pisgah-sight of Palestine and the confines thereof, : with the history of the Old and New Testament acted thereon

      Printed by J.F. for John Williams . 1650 - [12], 434 [i.e. 447], [1], 202, [21] p. : maps, plans.1st ed. Folio, modern calf, gilt-lettered spine. With frontis, engraved title-page and 26 (of 28) double-page folding maps and plans. Hint of dampstain to upper right corner and edge for first 1/3 of book. Scattered spotting. Old library stamp on margin of title page. Modern endpapers. Wing F2455. Gibson SVIII:1. Cox I:208. This curious and singular work is not a mere geographical work, but contains many things relating to Jewish antiquities, and to the manners and customs of the people? (Lowndes, 848). A Pisgah view of Palestine is a reference to Moses? view, from Mt. Pisgah of the Holy land where he was not permitted to enter. Fuller?s book provides a contemporary and comparable work to Milton?s works. Hopkins describes Fuller?s atlas as the first English bible Atlas (169 p.) Fuller used three engravers, John Goddard, Robert Vaughan and W. Marshall and maintained a uniform style. Fuller attempted to use the maps as a primary teaching tool to enlighten. ?Fuller's Pisgah Sight of Palestine: A Seventeenth-Century Bible Atlas? Hopkins: THE EVANGELICAL QUARTERLY, Vol. LIV No. 3 July-September, 1982 ISSN 0014-3367?Thomas Fuller's "Pisgah-Sight of Palestine" as a Comment on the Politics of Its Time, Florence Sandler, Huntington Library Quarterly, Vol. 41, No. 4 (Aug., 1978), pp. 317-343? Missing one plate: "Jewish Habits." 26 Fold Maps include: Enim Postea Terra Moabiturum, Parstribus Ephraim, Gilead, Manasseh Ramus Faecundus, Itv rea, Leonardo Gleane.assher, Rogero Vivion, Thomas Leigh, Guilielmo Parker, Guillemo Crane, Cordissimo Viro, Wilhemo Honywood, Jocobo Comiti, Guil Mainard, Guilemo Montactio, Eduardo Molagu "Jerusalem", henrio d'anvers, Stephano Bolton, Thomas Dacres Temple, Simeoni Bonnell, Henrico Barnard, Johanni Tailero, Jacob Bovero Tabernacle, Henrico Nevile, Baldwino Harvey, Fragmenta Sacra. (Copies are recorded variously with 27 and 28 plates.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Amerique meridionale.

      Incisione in rame, colorata d'epoca ai confini, mm 548x400. Sanson, geografo del Re Luigi XIII è considerato il fondatore della cartografia francese. Esemplare perfetto.

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        Parys

      Incisione in rame, mm. 275x702. Bell'esemplare in buona impressione e generalmente ben conservato; tracce di restauro alle pieghe laterali con ricongiungimento dello strappo ben eseguito ma evidente, qualche macchia al margine.

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        Sveviae nova tabula. Alt- und teilkolor. Kupferstich von Blaeu, um 1650. 38 x 49 cm.,

      1650 - Schöne altkolorierte, ornamentale Kartuschen für den Titel, das Notarium explicatio, den Stechervermerk sowie den Meilenanzeiger.- Zwei Wurmlöcher oben im breiten Außenrand. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        HIERONYMI OCHI RIZETTI MEDICI BRIXIENSIS DE PESTILENTIBUS, AC VENENOSIS MORBIS - ESACTA FEBRIUM PER INFERIOREM AGRUM BRIXIENSEM ANNO 1649 DIVAGATARUM,

      APUD IO. BAPTISTAM GROMII, BRIXIAE 1650 - In 8. Dim. 21,5x16,5 cm. Pp. (22)+284+(2). Rarissima prima edizione del 1650 di questo trattato sulla peste del medico bresciano Girolamo Occhi Rizetti. Rizetti operò durante la pestilenza che colpì Brescia nel 1630 e che mietè molte vittime. Rizetti descrive diversi tipi di febbre in particolare febbre dell'Austro (dal vento Ostro, si pensava che la peste venisse trasportata dal vento), la causa della peste del 1630, diversi tipi di veleno (arsenico, sandaraca, lepre marina, veleno della salamandra, veleno della vipera e dell'aspide, dipsadi, rana, del Cantharis, oppio, mandragola, torpedine, aconito, scorpione, tarantola, veleno del cane rabbioso, mallo di noce, erba sardonia o erba annua ecc.). L'autore dedica un'ampia parte ai veleni in quanto associava gli effetti del veleno suul corpo umano alla peste studiandone la causa. Alla fine del volume un breve trattato (65 pagine) sulla febbre che colpì le basse campagne bresciane nel 1649, loro descrizione e cura. Opera collazionata e completa. Bella legatura in piena pergamena seicentesca con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Esemplare in mediocri condizioni ma raro, solo cinque copie censite su SBN delle quali una mutila. Copertina in piena pergamena seicentesca con titolo manoscritto al dorso in discrete condizioni generali con usure e parti mancanti ai margini e dorso. Segni di umidità. Legatura in buone condizioni. All'interno le pagine si presentano in discrete condizioni con fioriture e gore d'umidità marginali che hanno causato fragilità della carta al margine superiore con perdita di qualche lettera fino alla carta b e da pag. 277 alla fine. Il testo in sè non risulta tuttavia danneggiato. Very scarce first edition of 1650 of this treaty about plague by the physician from Brescia Girolamo Occhi Rizetti.Rizetti worked during plague affecting the city of Brescia in 1630 which provoqued many victims. Rizetti describes different kind of fevers in particular the austro one (deriving from the wind, because people think the plague was transported by wind), the cause of plague of 1630, different kind of poison (arsenic, sandaraca, sea hare, salamander poison, viper and aspis poison, dipsadi, frog, Cantharis poison, opium, mandrake, torpedo, monk's hood, scorpio, tarantula, raged dog poison, nut, sardonia herb or blister buttercup etc.). The author dedicates a wide part to poisons because he associated the effects of poison in human body studying the cause of plague. At the end of the volume a brief treaty about fevers (65 pages) which affected lower countryard of Brescia in 1649, their description and treatment. Collationed complete work. Beauitufl full parchment cover of the XVII century with manuscripted title in the spine. Copy in poor conditions but complete, only five copies in italian libraries of which one with missing pages. Full parchment cover of the XVII century with manuscripted title in the spine in fair general conditions with wearings and missing parts in the edges and spine. Humidity signs. Binding in good conditions. Inside pages are in fair conditions with foxings and humidity stains in the edges causing weaknesses of paper in the upper edge with loss of some letter until page b and from pag. 277 until the end. The text in itself is not damaged.

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        Pontus Euxinus

      Amsterdam: Jansson, J.. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with hand outline. Image measures 14 5/8" x 18 5/8". Beautifully rendered map of the Black Sea showing the area in ancient times, circa 1650. After Ortelius, first published in "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" in 1590. Full original margins, minor tears to edges. Expert reinforcements to bottom right edge and centerfold.

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        Motetes celestiales en aforismos mysticos para verdadera instrucción de las almas sacados de las obras de. Teresa de Iesus / escriuelos el dotor don Alexos de Boxados y de Llull?

      - 4º. [23], 308 h., [2] h. de grab. Encuadernación en pergamino época. Buen estado. Revisado completo. Lugar: En Murcia, Editorial: impresso en la emprenta de la viuda de Iuan Fernandez de Fuentes., Año: 1650 Notas: Las dos h. de grab. son calc.: Ivan de Noort F.

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        Prospect des Elbstroms umb Dresden Wie Solches auf dem Berg zu Loschwitz zu Sehen ist

      Frankfurt 1650 - Stunning panoramic view of central eastern Germany near Dresden. Shows a sweeping vista of farmland along the Elbe River, with only dots of cities in the background. Beautifully printed in rich, warm and dark ink. Minor aging along edges. In three panels. Very light scattered foxing. A few creases and tears along original folds. Matthaus Merian (1593-1650), was a draughtsman, topographical engraver, and publisher from Switzerland. Panoramic view. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 9 11/16" x 40 3/16".

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        NAPOLI SOLLEVATA. NARRATIONE DEGLI ACCIDENTI OCCORSI IN DETTA CITTA DALLI 7 LUGLIO 1647 SINO LI 20 MARZO 1648.

      H. H. DEL DOZZA 1650 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". Lievi macchie, due abrasioni, restauro alla carta 9 con perdita di alcune lettere, alle prime carte piccoli fori da tarlo. Pergamena coeva stanca. Lozzi, 3025; BL, 17th Century Italian Books, S 28. 4 immagini allegate

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        Andaluzia continens Sevillam et Cordubam.

      Willem Blaeu, Amsterdam - Beautiful map of southern Spain in original color with gold highlights, circa 1650. Shows Andalusia with Seville, Cordoba and the Strait of Gibraltar. Decorative features include ornate cartouches with cherubs and architectural elements, a compass rose, ships and two coats of arms. Minor overall aging and offsetting, full original margins. Willem Blaeu (1571-1638) was a prolific Dutch mapmaker who started one of the most famous map publishing firms of the 17th century. It was at this time that the Dutch controlled the map trade, and their ornate and beautiful maps had immense popularity. Blaeu was instrumental in driving this dominance in his lifetime, and this legacy was continued by his sons. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 14 7/8" x 19 3/8".

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        The Marrow of Historie, or an Epitome of All Historical Passages from the Creation, to the End of the Last Macedonian War. First Set Out at Large By Sir Walter Rawleigh, and Now Abreviated By A.R

      London: Printed By W. Dugard, for John Stephenson, 1650. First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good. Recent antique-style quarter calf and marbled boards with green morocco gilt lettered label to spine and date lettered in gilt at the foot of the spine; showing a contemporary name inscribed at the head of the title-page and a neat 18th century name to title-page verso; contents in very good order, very tight and firm, with just a few pages showing some very light and feint old damp-like stains (nothing serious). Size: 12mo (150mm x 90mm); pagination: [24], 574, (lacks frontispiece). A crisp, clean, tidy copy. Scarce. Wing R172.

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        LIBRO CHIAMATTO FALCONETTO. Nel quale si contiene le grandissime prodezze fatte contra li Paladini di Francia. Et del successo della sua morte. Diviso in Sei Canti. Cosa molto dilettevole da leggere. Nuovamente ristampato e di belle Figure adornato.

      In Padova et in Bassano, per G. Antonio Remondini, s.d. (c. 1650). - in-8. 96pp. Parchemin de l'époque. Edition très rare de ce roman de chevalerie anonyme en vers, publié pour la première fois en 1500 à Venise. Titre dans un encadrement gravé sur bois, avec une gravure au centre et 6 autres gravures sur bois de facture populaire, représentant des scènes de batailles et de tournois. Quelques mouillures claires. Cachet de la collection du Dr. Raymond Caizergues (romans de chevalerie).

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        Macedonia, Epirus et Achaia

      Amsterdam, c. 1650. Copper engraving, 42 x 50.5 cms, original hand-colour. Dutch text on verso.

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        Insular. Aliquot Aegaei Maris Antiqua Descrip.

      Jansson, J., Amsterdam 1650 - Beautiful map of the Mediterranean and Aegean islands of Corsica, Sardinia, Euboea, Samos, Kea, Lesbos, Lemnos, Chios, Rhodes, Ikaria and Rhenia. The islands are shown in separate insets with corresponding information in Latin. A few scattered tears and expert repair to bottom centerfold. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 17" x 19.5".

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        Slavonia, Croatia, Bosnia cum Dalmatiae parte

      [ca. 1650].. 36 x 47 cm. Bis auf Randrisse, gut erhalten. Mit 3 Wappen- u. Textkartusche. In feinem Kolorit. Die Karte zeigt das Gebiet der dalmatinischen Küste, Golf von Venedig, Slowenien, Kroatien, Slavonien, Bosnien.

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        THE WORKES OF THAT FAMOUS PHYSITIAN DR. ALEXANDER READ, DOCTOR OF PHYSICK, AND ONE OF THE FELLOWS OF PHYSITIAN-COLLEGE, LONDON. CONTAINING I. CHIRURGICALL LECTURES OF TUMORS AND ULCERS. II. A TREATISE ON THE FIRST PART OF CHIRURGERY, WHICH TEACHETH THE RE-UNITION OF THE PARTS OF THE BODY DIS-JOYNTED; AND THE METHODICALL DOCTRINE OF WOUNDS. III. A TREATISE OF ALL THE MUSCLES OF THE BODY OF MAN. DELIVERED IN SMALL LECTURES AT BARBAR-CHIRURGIANS-HALL, UPON TUESDAIES APPOINTED FOR THESE EXERCISES, AND THE KEEPING OF THEIR COURTS. PUBLISHED IN HIS LIFE TIME IN SEVERAL TREATISES, AND NOW IN ONE VOLUME, CORRECTED AND AMENDED

      London: printed by E. G. for Richard Thrale, 1650. Second Edition. Half Leather. Good binding. Small Quarto. [8], [1]-161, 164-270, [6], 3-[206], [4], 1-[44]. According to Wing';s collation, this copy appears to missing a few leaves including: 2 preliminary leaves; leaf B1 (page 1/2) of Book II; blank 2D4 following page [206] of Book II; page 44 concludes with a catchword, presumably there are as many as 8 pages lacking according to Wing, presumably an index. Rebound in early 19th century sheep with corners and marbled paper over boards; spine desiccated; separation beginning at the front hinge; textblock is sunken in the middle so that the central signatures are pushing out towards the fore-edge (images available); the textblock was tightly trimmed at the time of rebinding and there is occasional mild loss of text, usually just the shoulder notes suffer, but on a few occasions the text itself; still quite readable as any loss is minimal; text is toned throughout; names and early doodling on the verso of the title page; previous owner name on the front pastedown; endpapers show evidence of moisture exposure but there are no distinct tidelines in the textblock; while this copy has some challenges, it remains an extraordinarily scarce book; digital images can be made available upon request. (Wing R425). Good binding.

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        Mantova

      Frankfurt, c. 1650. Copper engraving, 25 x 35 cms, black and white, slight spotting, blank verso. Mantua, published by Merian and his heirs in various works, including the Itinerarium Italiae of 1640 and editions of the Theatrum Europaeum.

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        De Humana Physiognomonia. Libri IV. Editio postrema priori correctior

      Rothomagi: Joannis Berthelin, 1650. 8vo. Bound in contemporary paper-covered boards. With 85 woodcut illustrations comparing basic animal features with human features—wonderfully executed. Hand-made paper with deckle edges. Porta’s famous work on physiognomy; this is the corrected and expanded edition (the first was 1586).

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        Taurica Chersonesus, Hodie Przecopsca et Gazara Dicitur

      Jansson, J., Amsterdam - Exquisite map showing the area between the northern coast of the Black Sea including the mouth of the Danube River and Moscow, circa 1650. Beautiful original color, with oxidized viridian green and burnished gold leaf dotting select towns and the scale cartouche. Full original margins. Minor overall wear. Reinforcement to bottom of centerfold. Map. Engraving with original hand color. Image measures 14 7/8" x 19.5".

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        Praga. Prag.

      Frankfurt 1650 - Exquisite panoramic view of Prague, showing the walls and fields around the city. Includes three coats of arms and two royal seals. Minor aging along edges. In three panels. Very light scattered foxing. Matthaus Merian (1593-1650), was a draughtsman, topographical engraver, and publisher from Switzerland. Panoramic view. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 7.75" x 25 3/8".

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        Catalonia.

      Amsterdam, 1650. - Imagen: 38x50. Papel: 56x65,5. Grabado al cobre, con color a mano de época y pueblos señalados con puntos de oro. Cartela, escala, rosas de vientos y barcos. Texto en holandés al verso. Muy buen estado con amplias márgenes. Ejemplar que destaca por el atractivo color y uso de oro.

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        Die Brücke bei Maersen (Maarssen). De Brugh tot Maersen

      Radierung von Geertruydt Roghman nach Roelant Roghman um 1650. 13.1x22.1 cm. - Wurzbach, Niederl. II, 463, 13 - Hollstein, Dutch XX, 21 vgl. - Ba. IV, S. 27, 13 vgl. - Nagler, Monogr IV, 3771 - Ansicht von Maarssen mit Häusern des Ortes und Zugbrücke über die Vecht. Blatt 13 aus der aus 14 Blättern bestehenden Folge "Plaisante Lantshappen ofte vermakeleycke Gesichten na't Leven geteekent." mit Landschaften aus der Gegend um Amsterdam. In der Platte unten rechts monogrammiert "RR". Abdruck von der Platte vor der Schrift und vor der Nummerierung. Kräftiger Druck auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen "JKool".Die Landschaftszeichnerin und Radiererin Geertruydt (Geertruid) Roghman arbeitete u.a. nach Vorlagen ihres Bruders Roelant Roghman (Um 1620 - 1686), der mit Rembrandt und v. d. Eeckhout befreundet war.

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        Die Schleuse. The Sluice. (Het sluisje). L'écluse

      Radierung von Anthonie Waterloo um 1650. 9.3x15.2 cm. - Hollstein, Dutch 50, 20 II - Ba. 20 - Lugt 642c, 1041c - Kräftiger Abdruck auf Bütten. Oben links: "A W. ex." Rändchen 4 mm um die Einfassungslinie. Auf der Rückseite oben Reste von Klebestreifen einer ehem. Befestigung.Der Maler und Radierer Anthonie Waterloo war u.a. in Amsterdam, auf einem Landsitz zwischen Maarsen und Breukelen, Leeuwarden und Utrecht ansässig. Er war mit Jan Weenix befreundet, der ihm bei der Fertigstellung einer Bilder half. Für seine Naturdarstellungen wie Waldszenen, Buschwerk, Einsiedeleien u.a., die mit größter Genauigkeit ausgeführt sind, wird er sehr geschätzt.Provenienz: Auf der Rückseite Ssammlerstempel "FQ" in braun = Friedrich Quiring, Eberswalde, geb. 1886, Offizier, 1920 in den Ruhestand getreten und "CT" weiß auf braunem Grund = Carl Theodor Thiemann, (1881 Karlsbad - 1966 Deutenhofen), Maler und Graphiker in Dachau.

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        A French-English Dictionary, With Another in English and French. Whereunto are Newly Added the Animadversions and Supplements, &c

      W.H. for Abel Roper, London, 1650. Later Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full calf rebacked and cornered, worn at the edges and much used but sound. A later edition of Cotgraves Dictionarie of the French and English Tongues (1611), the first, though, with Howell's additions. Both the inclination to put such a thing together, and the book itself, are emblematic of the late but fierce blooming English Renaissance. Printed in three columns, lacking the blanks with new endpapers added. Separate titles for the two sections with the English-French in an architectural border. Mild to moderate foxing throughout, light dampstain early on. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Language & Linguistics; Reference. Inventory No: 043237. .

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        THE RETURNING BACKSLIDER: OR A COMMENTARIE UPON THE WHOLE XIV. CHAPTER OF THE PROPHECY OF THE PROPHET HOSEA:

      London: Printed by T. Mab abd A. Coles for John Saywell, 1650. Some variation in page toning, marginal notes in pencil. Third edition 4to. [xii], 484p, [xvi], [i, ads]. The Saints Priviledge has a separate title page, also 1650, the fourth edition. Newly rebound in full leather in period style with gilt spine titles and new endpapers Fly leaf has inscription in brown ink: "The Book is of Inestimable Worth. JW." Previous owners note attributes this note to John Wesley - which is highly doubtful.& Wing S3742.

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        Familienchronik der Familie Olfers in Münster. Handschrift verschiedener Mitglieder der Familie

      Münster, 1650 -1728. 19 cm. 87 nicht numerierte Blatt, davon 13 Blatt ohne Eintragungen, Blatt 22 und 62 ausgeschnitten. Pergamentband der Zeit mit Schließbändern, auf dem Vorsatz Eintragung "Sum Wilhelmi Olfers 1650 - Die Familie von Olfers, 1803 in den Reichsadelstand erhoben, gehörte im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert zur Führungselite in Münster. Der überwiegende Teil der Aufzeichnungen ist von Werner Olfers (1650 - 1717), Notar am Hofgericht Münster. Blatt 1-19 (Blatt 13, 16 und 17 ohne Eintragungen) unter anderem mit Eintragungen von Wilhelm Olfers: Tod und Bestattung seiner Mutter 14. und 17. April 1658 (Blatt 1); Eheversprechen am 27. Dezember 1650 "mit meiner hertz allerliebsten Jungferen Sara Hense". Namentlich aufgeführte Personen: E. Roters, Wilhelm Berghuß, Erwin(?) Werncke, Heinrich Twehuß, Johann Berghuß, Wilhelm Olfers, G. L. Kemner, G. H. Soest, G. G. Hobbelt, J. Haase, Albert Grieninck, Herman Hense (Blatt 2); Eheschließung am 31. Januar 1651 (Blatt 2); Geburt seiner Kinder 1651-1660. 3 Söhne, 2 Töchter mit Namen der Paten (Blatt 3); Grundstückskauf im Mai 1651 (Blatt 4); "Documenta und Literarum Consensu so uns sind angefallen" (Blatt 5-6); Rechnungsbuch 1651-1665 (Blatt 7-18); Kosten für "Begrabniß meiner Frauwen" (Blatt 19). Blatt 20-38 mit Eintragungen von den Nachkommen des Wilhelm Olfers, unter anderem: 23. Dezember 1686 Eintrag von Werner Olfers über den Empfang einer Geldsumme von seinem bisherigen Vormund Heinrich zur Mühlen (Blatt 24); Geburt mehrerer Kinder von 1689 bis 1717; Tod und Begräbnis von Werner Olfers (Blatt 24) Blatt 38-41 Rechnungsbuch 1716-1728 Blatt 42-46 ohne Eintragungen Blatt 47-64 mit Eintragungen 1700-1717 von Werner Olfers, fortgesetzt von seiner Witwe, unter anderem: Kosten seines Hauses am Roggenmarkt (Blatt 48) Blatt 65-69 ohne Eintragungen Blatt 70-87 mit Eintragungen von Werner Olfers und seiner Ehefrau Anna Elisabeth: "Registrum ... 1687 bis 1700 ... zum Steuer der Haushaltung von etwas liggenden Gründen und Obligationen eingehenden Intraden" Erledigte Schulden, Forderungen, etc. sind zeitgenössisch durchgestrichen. -

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        Les vrayes centuries et propheties de maistre Michel Nostradamus. Revues et corrigées suyvant les premieres editions imprimées en Avignon en 1556 et à Lyon en 1558. Avec la vie de l'autheur.

      chez Pierre Leffen,, imprimé a Leyde, 1650 - Cm. 16, pp. (8) 208. Frontespizio in rosso e nero con vignetta xilografica centrale. Legatura strettamente coeva in piena pergamena semirigida con titolo ms. al dorso. Appena un po' scurita la pergamena della legatura, ma complessivamente esemplare molto genuino e ben conservato. Ottima edizione di questo classico a proposito della quale Dorbon-Ainé (3273) così si esprime: "Edition que recommende particulièrement Bareste et qu'il croit etre la plus belle.". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        J. V. Vondels Poëzy of Verscheide Gedichten, / by Een Vergadert, Vermeert, En Op Een Nieuw Overzien. Mitsgaders Een Aenleidinge Ter Nederduitsche Dichtkunste

      T'Amsterdam : Voor Joost Hartgers, 1650. 1st Edition. Description; [16], 610, [4] p. : ill. ; in-8. Added engraved title page. Collational formula: * 8 A-2Q 8. Met gegrav. Titelplaat (*1) door C. V. D. [alen], naar J. Sandrart en gegraveerd portret van Vondel (*8v) . Op de titel en in de tekst vignetten met de initialen A. R. , van de drukker Adriaen Hermansz Roest. References; Schuytvlot 7. Unger 4. Very good copy in the original full vellum. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Idea Principis Christiano-Politici 100 Symbolis expressa.

      Coloniae, 1650 - Cm. 13,2, pp. (12) 795 (5) + 2 ccb. Bel frontespizio figurato e 102 emblemi nel testo. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Leg. coeva in piena pergamena rigida con bei titoli manoscritti al dorso. Laccetti di chiusura mancanti ed una cerniera superficialmente disunita, peraltro bell'esemplare fresco e ben impresso. Celebre ed affascinante libro d'emblemi pibblicato per la prima volta a Monaco nel 1640 e poi più volte ristampato. L'A. (1584-1648), grande storico spagnolo, fu ambasciatore presso la Santa Sede; proprio tale lunga ed apprezzata carriera diplomatica si pone alla base di questa raccolta di massime politiche (a ciascuna delle quali corrisponde un emblema) che gli garantirono notevole fama. L'opera si colloca dottrinalmente sulla scia della fortunata letteratura politica sulla ragion di Stato che ebbe inizio alla fine del Cinquecento e si protrasse fino agli anni Quaranta del Seicento. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Hirte mit dem Dudelsack. The Shepherd with the Backpipe

      Radierung von Jan Miel um 1650. 14.3x21.2 cm. - Hollstein, Dutch 14, 11 - Ba. 1 - Nagler, Lex. X, 318. 1 - Thieme / Becker XXIV, 537f. - Der auf einem Dudelsack spielende Hirte sitzt auf einem Baumstamm, neben ihm drei Ziegen, hinter ihm ein Hund. In der Platte unten links signiert: "Gno. Miele fecit et inv.", Gno. für Giovanni. Schönes sauberes Exemplar, an allen Seiten ca. 0,5 cm Rand um die Plattenkante. - Der Maler und Radierer Jan Miel (Giovanni Miele) war 1636 - 1658 in Rom tätig, wo er zeitweise für Andrea Sacchi arbeitete. Seit Ende 1658 in Turin als Hofmaler des Herzogs Karl Emanuel.

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        Landscape with Orpheus and Eurydice (Paysage avec Orphée et Eurydice)

      - ~ Copper engraving, late 17th century, after «Paysage avec Orphée et Eurydice» (ca. 1650) by Nicolas Poussin, oil at the Musée du Louvre in Paris. Size approx. 57cm (22.2in) x 75cm (29.2in). Title at bottom: Dedié a Louis le Grand Roy de France et de Navarre. Par son tres humble tres Obeissant serviteur et sujet E. Baudet. Dans ce tableau le Poussin a voulu particulierement représenter la veüe d'un païs délicieux. Mais il y exprime aussy d'une maniere nouvelle le Charme puissant de la voix et de la lyre d'Orphée. Euridice blessée a mort par un Serpent tombe et n'a pas la force de se relever pour s'approcher de son Epoux dont elle entend la voix. D'un autre costé Orphée tout transporté hors de luy mesme en chantant et joüant de sa lyre, ne voit point l'accident funeste qui luy enleve sa chere épouse, parce que deux jeunes nymphes attentives a l'écouter, et plus loin un homme debout proche d'Euridice la cache entierement a ses yeux. - REF: Andresen, A. «Catalogue des graveurs de Poussin», Gazette des Beaux-Arts, vol. 60, 1962, p. 198. ~ In fine condition

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        Epitome Cosmographica, o compendiosa introduttione All'Astronomia, Geografia, & Idrografia, Per L'Uso, Dilucidatione, e Fabbrica delle Sfere, Globi, Planisferi, Astrolabi, et Tavole Geografiche...Colonia [i.e. Venice]: Ad istanza di Andrea Poletti, 1693.

      First and only edition of this sumptuously illustrated work, a singular source for the documentation of several of the most elaborate large-scale globes, inventions used to make celestial and terrestrial maps, and astronomical mechanisms, some now lost, constructed during the latter decades of the seventeenth century.<br/><br/> Coronelli (1650-1718) was the greatest maker of terrestrial globes and maps during the last half of the seventeenth century and the founder of the Accademia Cosmografica degli Argonauti, the first geographical society. He published some 140 works in his lifetime, the first at the age of 16. Probably born in Venice, he earned his doctorate in theology at Rome in 1674, excelling in the study of astronomy and Euclid. A little before 1678 he began working as a geographer and was commissioned to make a set of globes for the Duke of Parma, each of which was 1.8 metres in diameter. They so impressed Cardinal D'Estrees, ambassador to Rome and advisor to Louis XIV, that he invited Coronelli to Paris in 1681 to construct a pair of terrestrial and celestial globes for the King. The present volume is particularly noteworthy for the information Coronelli includes on these massive and highly decorative globes which took him two years to construct. These extremely ornate works, one of which is illustrated here, were 3.9 metres in diameter, and weighed two tons, and remained until the 1920s the largest globes in the world. They stood on a marble base of five steps and were held by a system of four meridian-rings and a massive horizon-ring supported by eight pillars, all in bronze. Each had a wooden frame covered with glued layers of plaster and fabric and an outer surface of very fine linen on which the information on the globe was painted and lacquered. These globes established Cornelli's fame, and also his fortune as his globes became an essential feature of the great houses and libraries of Europe. <br/><br/> Among other noteworthy descriptions and illustrations in the present work are those of Treffler's <i>Sphaericum Automatum</i>, a self-moving celestial globe, now lost. It was for sale for the price of 8000 Talari in 1688 at the time Coronelli was passing through Augsburg, and his description of it appears to be the only surviving evidence that it existed. Also noted by Coronelli is Weigel's <i>Globus Pancosmus</i>, which had a circumference of 9.5 metres with interior effects such as a breeze which could be made to blow from any desired quarter, various elements such as rain, hail and thunder and images of people of different nationalities. <br/><br/> The work contains 4 large fold-out celestial maps in circular format engraved in a spectacular baroque style. These celestial maps are especially noteworthy because they were based upon the most recent astronomical observations and were copied into the eighteenth century. Also included are two large terrestrial maps - the western and eastern hemispheres. Of the 37 double-page plates, many illustrate globes, spheres, astronomical diagrams and instruments. <br/><br/> Most copies of this work lack several of the plates, and sometimes the engraved or printed title: no other complete copy has appeared at auction since 1989. <br/><br/> Riccardi I: 374-5; Houzeau & Lancaster 8006; Nordenskiold Collection 57 (28 plates only)], Armao, <i>Vincenzo Coronelli</i>, p. 189; Warner, <i>The Sky Explored</i>, pp. 56-7.. 4to (180 x 130 mm), engraved frontispiece, pp. [xxx] (including engraved and printed titles), 420, [xvi]; 37 double-page plates, one (p. 361) with 6 volvelles. Contemporary mottled calf, spine richly gilt in compartments with red lettering-piece (boards a little scuffed, top of front joint starting). Bookplate of Bibliothecae Nobilis Collegii Ptolemaei on front paste-down, evidence of removal of another bookplate and stamp, manuscript inscription in lower blank margin of engraved title crossed out, library numbering in blue ink to verso of letter press title

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        Passiones Animaæ (Passions of the Soul).

      Ludovicum Elzevirium, Amstelodami 1650 - TP + [i]-[ii] = Ad :Lectorum + [iii]-[xxi] = Epistolae & Responsios + 1-65 + 77 + 67-98 + [99]-[103] = Index, Small Octavo. First Latin Quarto Edition (Guibert, pp. 158-159).First Latin Quarto Edition of Descartes' Important Work on the Workings of the Body and Soul Including Significant Contributions on Ethics and Psychology. The first Latin editions were published by Elzivier in 1650 in both 12mo and quarto formats - most likely simultaneously although the 12mo version is typically given priority. This Latin translation of the original French edition of Les passions de l'ame (1649) was done by Samuel and Henri des Marets. An English translation was also published in the same year. The Latin edition of Descartes' last work, Les passions de l'ame (1649), was written in Egmond-Binnen, his last Dutch residence, for Queen Christina of Sweden, and first published in the original French the previous year. It discusses psychology, ethics and the relationship between mind and body; Descartes believed that the soul was a definite entity giving rise to senses, thoughts, feelings, affections and acts of volition and he was one of the first to regard the brain as an organ which integrated the function of mind and body. Such beliefs had a powerful influence on the thinking of men like Robert Hooke, Giovanni Borelli, Jan Swammerdam and Thomas Willis, and, at a time when scientific research was expanding rapidly, Descartes' theories helped to explain the more puzzling problems of human physiology (see: Heirs of Hippocrates, no. 291). "Finally, he brought physiological psychology within the compass of his system in 'Les passions de l'aime' in 1649. This system aimed to be as complete as Aristotle's, which it was designed to replace. It was not by chance that it dealt in the same order with many of the same phenomena (such as the rainbow), as well as with others more recently investigated (such as magnetism)." (DSB). Later grey-blue paper over boards. The text is clean and tight. A nice copy of this important work by Descartes. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

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        Insular. Aliquot Aegaei Maris Antiqua Descrip

      Amsterdam: Jansson, J., 1650. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 17" x 19.5". Beautiful map of the Mediterranean and Aegean islands of Corsica, Sardinia, Euboea, Samos, Kea, Lesbos, Lemnos, Chios, Rhodes, Ikaria and Rhenia. The islands are shown in separate insets with corresponding information in Latin. A few scattered tears and expert repair to bottom centerfold.

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