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        Pontus Euxinus

      Amsterdam, c. 1650. Map. Copper engraving, recent hand-colour, closed split at foot of centrefold, blank verso. Engraved by Pieter van den Keere for Janssonius, this map of the Black Sea region in antiquity closely follows the maps which Ortelius engraved for his Parergon.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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      Frankfurt, c. 1650. Map. Copper engraving, 28 x 70 cms, black and white, blank verso. Prague, published by Merian and his heirs in various works, including the Theatrum Europaeum.

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        Unheard-of Curiosities: Concerning the Talismanical Sculpture of the Persians; The Horoscope of the Patriarkes; And the Reading of the Stars

      London : Humphrey Moseley, 1650 1st English edition of this extremely rare early work on the Cabala. Jacques Gaffarel first published the work in 1629 in France where it was extremely popular - Edmund Chilmead produced the first english version in 1650. The preface to the edition states 'This Curious Booke was printed Thrice, with the space of Sixe Moneths: Twice in Paris; and Once, in some other City of France not named in the Impression. And it is suspected, and upon very good Grounds too, that the Booke-sellers of Rouen, in hope of Gaine, printed it more than Once; though not without very great Corruption, both of the Sense and Stile.' The book caused considerable controversy, but Gaffarel became librarian to Cardinal Richelieu and had his protection. This copy lacks the 2 charts of the heavens but is otherwise complete and newly and expertly rebound in full leather. With Chilmead's preface, title page, dedication to Edward Bysshe, letter to My Lord Bishop of Nantes, the Author's Additions, and Advertisement to the Reader, Table of Chapters and Contents, and text with a number of small engravings. The book has many signatures of previous owners across the title page, preface and end of the book. It has also been much annotated in pencil, particularly towards the end. The paper is very soft and has had some damp spots. It has had a number of paper repairs and added backing to some pages and particularly page edges to give some protection. There is no loss of text.

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      Frankfurt, c. 1650. Map. Copper engraving, 21 x 39.5 cms, black and white, slight spotting, blank verso. Genoa, 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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        Andaluzia continens Sevillam et Cordubam

      Amsterdam: Willem Blaeu. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 14 7/8" x 19 3/8". 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.

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        Physiomathematica, sive Coelestis Philosophia... -

      Milano, Malatesta, (1650).In-4. Legatura coeva in pergamena; lievi mende. Con 9 illustrazioni a p. pagina su 5 fogli. (16), 323 pp.; forellini nelle prime due carte che toccano appena un paio di lettere di testo e senza l?antiporta che in genere manca; fresco esemplare. Edizione originale. L?autore, monaco olivetano e professore di astrologia all?università di Padova, fu uno dei primi ad affrontare l?astrologia su basi scientifiche basandosi su rigorose osservazioni astronomiche. Houzeau & L. 5173 e Caillet 10734 la datano per sbaglio 1647, ossia la data della dedica. Vinciana 1618; Riccardi II, 522 e III, 150 (ambedue senza l?antiporta). First edition of this scientific approach to astrology based on rigorous astronomical observation; a rare work since it was put on the Index twice. «Placido de Titis of Perugia served as a sort of patron saint for astrologers in the 2nd half of the 17th century... (and) tried to account for the influence of stars on natural grounds and manifest causes...» (Thorndike VIII, 303). With 9 full-page engr. plates on 5 leaves; without the frontispiece (as in most copies). A clean copy bound in contemp. vellum; small worming on front cover and first 2 leaves; traces of gnawing on outer margin of back cover.

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        Amerique Septentrionale

      Paris: N. Sanson & P. Mariette, 1650 [but 1659]. Copper-engraved map, with original outline colour. 17 1/8 x 22 1/8 inches. The third state of this highly important map of North America by the founder of the French School of cartography. This very rare map is the most geographically progressive portrayal of the continent made during its generation, and was not superseded until Vincenzo Maria Coronelli's map of 1688. Importantly, it is the first map to depict the Great Lakes in a recognizable form, and the first to name Lake Ontario and Lake Superior. In his rendering of the region, Sanson benefited from having received a copy of The Jesuit Relations, published in Paris in 1649, a detailed account by French missionaries who had traveled in the region. Most notably, this included Father Paul Ragueneau's account of his visit to Niagara Falls and Jean Nicollet's discovery of Lake Michigan, "Lac des Puans," in 1634. Down the St. Lawrence River from the lakes, Montréal is named, the settlement having been founded by the Sieur de Maisonneuve in 1642. Elsewhere, to the north, a mysterious strait weaves over "New South Wales" on Hudson's Bay, terminating in the interior of the continent, a blank space labeled as "Mer Glaciale". This alludes to the existence of a much hoped-for Northwest Passage. On the eastern seaboard, the map notes "N[ouvelle] Amsterdam" in the place of present day New York, and is the first printed map to label "N[ouvelle] Suede," referring to the Swedish colony centered on Fort Christina, founded on the site of present-day Wilmington, Delaware in 1638. To the far southwest, Sanson based his depiction on the Father Alonso Benavides Memorial, a travel account of New Mexico, published in Madrid in 1630. It is the first printed map to label "S[anta] Fe" (which is incorrectly shown to be on the banks of the Rio Grande) and the domains of various native tribes such as the "Apache," "Navajo" and the "Taosij" (Taos). To the west, California is shown as a large island, and features some of the same nomenclature as found on Johannes de Laet's map of 1630. To the north, an entirely unknown realm is named "Conibas," a mythical land that lay between North America and Asia. A striking aspect of the map is the sinusoidal projection employed by Sanson, that essentially places the globe on an elliptical graticule, creating a very pleasing aesthetic. The composition is finished by an extremely elegant Baroque title cartouche, featuring swags of fruit and vegetation. Nicholas Sanson was born in the town of Abbeville in Picardy. Something of a child prodigy, by the age of eighteen, he could already be found in Paris drafting his own maps. There he quickly rose to become Royal Geographer to Louis XIII in 1630. He maintained the position upon the ascension of the "Sun King" Louis XIV in 1643, and later served as tutor to the ambitious young monarch. In 1644, he formed a lucrative partnership with Paris publisher Pierre Mariette with the objective of producing a great atlas that could rival those of the Amsterdam houses, such as Blaeu and Jansson. The present map was devised as one of the most important maps in the atlas. The first state of the map was printed in 1650, a second state appeared a year later and the third state in 1659. The atlas itself, entitled Les Cartes Générales de toutes les parties du Monde was not finally assembled until 1658. It was however, a landmark moment in the history of French cartography, being the first folio atlas produced in that country. The extremely high quality of Sanson's work motivated other French mapmakers to improve the standard of their production. Sanson also greatly influenced Louis XIV's chief minister, Jean-Baptisite Colbert to heavily fund cartographic projects. This gave rise to a great 'French School' of cartography that was to eventually wrest dominance of the mapmaking market from the Dutch by the 1680s. After Sanson's death in 1667, his work was continued by his sons, Guillaume (d.1703) and Adrian (d.1708). The first state of this map is extremely rare, with Philip Burden citing only two copies in private American collections; this third state can be recognized by the addition of hachuring around Lake Ontario. Burden, The Mapping of North America I, 294; Leighly, California as an Island, p.33, pl.7; McLaughlin, The Mapping of California as an Island, 12; Pastoreau, Les Atlas Français XVIe-XVIIe Siècles, p.387-9; Wagner, The Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America to the Year 1800, 360, pp.130-2; Wheat, Mapping of the Transmississippi West I, p.39

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        Hafnia Metropolis et Portus Celeberrimus Daniae. Coppenhagen

      Frankfurt, c. 1650. Map. Copper engraving, 20 x 34.5 cms, black and white, slight spotting, blank verso. Copenhagen, published by Merian and his heirs in various works, including the Archontologia Cosmica and Theatrum Europaeum.

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        Experimenta Nova

      Amsterdam: Johanned Jansson Waesberge. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE GREAT SCIENTIFIC CLASSICS: "Describes the invention of the air pump and the famous experiment with the Magdeburg hemispheres, in which two teams of eight horses were employed in an attempt to pull apart two copper hemispheres from which the air had been withdrawn. Guericke also describes the invention of the first electrical machine, which generated the first visible and audible electric charges" (Honeyman). "In 1650 Guericke constructed the first air pump, which he used to create a vacuum in various containers. He showed that sound would not travel in a vacuum, and furthermore that a vacuum would not support combustion or animal life. In 1654 Guericke gave an impressive demonstration in front of the emperor Ferdinand III, of the force of atmospheric pressure. Two identical copper hemispheres 12 feet (3.66 m) in diameter were joined together. When the air was pumped out, 16 horses could not pull them apart although when the air reentered the hemispheres they fell apart by themselves. He also showed that 20 men could not hold a piston in a cylinder once the air had been evacuated from one end of it... In 1663 he built the first electrical friction machine by rotating a sulfur globe against a cloth... The results of these and other experiments were published in his Experimental nova Magdeburgica de vacuo spatio (1672; New Magdeburg Experiments Concerning Empty Space)" (Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists). The magnificent large folding plate of the great public experiment with the horses and hemispheres is one of the most celebrated and reproduced images in all of science. Experimenta nova Magdeburgica de vacuo spatio [New Magdeburg Experiments Concerning Empty Space]. Amsterdam: Johanned Jansson Waesberge, 1672. Contemporary full vellum (possibly reset). Illustrated throughout, with engraved title, engraved portrait, 7 full-page engraved plates (one repeated), 2 double-page engraved plates and 24 engraved diagrams and figures in text. Without errata leaf (as often). Dibner, Heralds of Science 55; Grolier/Horblit 44; Sparrow, Milestones of Science 90; NLM/Krivatsy 5074; Wellcome III, p.175; Wheeler Gift 170; Norman 952. An outstanding copy, with plates and text exceptionally clean.

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      Frankfurt, c. 1650. Map. Copper engraving, 20.5 x 35 cms, black and white, blank verso. Messina, 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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        Relazione De' felici successi della Santa Fede Predicata Da' Padri Della Compagnia di Giesu Nel Regno Di Tunchino, Alla Santita Di N.S. PP. Innocenzio Decimo

      Rome: Giuseppe Luna, 1650., 1650. small 4to. pp. 8 p.l., 326, [1 leaf]errata. double-page engraved map. woodcut printer's device on title. woodcut ornaments & initials. contemporary vellum (slight worming to lower spine, lacking front flyleaf, front hinge cracked). First Edition of the first separately published description of the whole of Vietnam, containing what appears to be the earliest detailed map of North Vietnam. It is preceded by Cristóforo Borri's Relatione della nuova missione.della Cocincina (1631), which dealt only with South Vietnam. In addition to presenting a first-hand account of missionary activity in the country from 1627 to 1646, Rhodes gives details respecting the manners and customs of the native inhabitants, politics and government, natural resources and commerce, &c. French and Latin translations were published in 1652. Rhodes, a French Jesuit, was assigned to the missions of the East Indies and spent several years in Goa, Malacca, Batavia, and Macao, before proceeding to Cochin China (South Vietnam) in 1624, where fellow Jesuits had been working since 1615. He arrived with five colleagues under the leadership of Gabriel De Matos. Within six months he had learnt Cochinchinois, invented the quoc-ngu, by which Vietnamese could be represented by Roman characters, and evangelized much of the region between the coast and the Annamese highlands. (Howgego) In 1627 he proceeded to Tongking (North Vietnam), where he met with equal success, reputedly personally converting over 6000 souls, until he was expelled in 1630. He spent the next ten years in Macao making occasional excursions into Canton. Allowed to return to South Vietnam in 1640, he was later arrested and imprisoned and again expelled, returning to Rome via Persia in 1646. He later obtained permission to establish a new mission in Persia, and there died at Ispahan in 1660. Bell R264. Brunet IV 1269. Cordier, Indosinica, 1619. cfCordier, Sinica, 2080. Graesse VI 104. De Backer & Sommervogel VI, 1718. Howgego R33-R34.. F. Hardcover.

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        Danielis Sennerti Vratislaviensis, Doctoris et Professoris Medicinae in Academia Wittenbergensi:

      nbsp;Lugduni - Ioannis Anthonii Huguetan, 1650 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce copy of the collected works of German physician Daniel Sennert. In Latin. Including his Epitome scientiae naturalis ( first published in 1618), De Consensu & Dissensu Chymicorum cum Galenicis, De Origine Animarum in Brutis and his Hypomnemata physicae (first published in 1636)Sennert is notable for his contributions to the development of an early version of atomic theory. Specifically, he forms an intermediate bridge between the works of Geber and the more recognized Corpuscularianists such as Robert Boyle. Corpuscularianism differs from modern atomic theory in a number of significant ways, most noticeably a lack of a mathematical argument for its existence, something Sennert specifically rejected. Sennert is a intermediate step between corpsucular particle theory and Aristotelian forms. The same works that are often sited as demonstrating his early atomist views also emphasize the importance of substantial forms. Sennerts theories were based on an experiential and experimental evidence that he gathered both from eyewitness accounts and his own laboratory experience. One of Sennerts most notable experiments was a variation on the reduction to the pristine state. Taking an alloy of gold and silver, the silver was dissolved from the alloy in aqua fortis. In the classic reduction to the pristine state, the silver was then precipitated out of the aqua fortis by the addition of salt of tartar and then heated in a crucible to return it to its recognizable metallic form. Sennerts innovation on this experiment was the addition of pouring the silver-aqua fortis solution through a paper filter before precipitating the silver from the solution. This experiment was used as evidence that the silver remained in the mixture in the form of minuscule particles, rather than dissolving into its Aristotelian components. It appears to have inspired similar experiments on the part of Richard Boyle and others used to establish acceptance of Corpuscularianism. With decorative head-and-tailpieces, and vignette red-and-blacktitle pages. Frontispiece engraving of the author to volume I is missing. Complete in three volumes. Condition: Rebound in half-morocco (volume I) and cloth (volumes II and III). Externally, generally smart, though with some light rubbing and a few marks. Splitting to cloth on rear joint of volume III, and board is partially detached, with some tears to rear endpapers. Front hingeof volume II slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Some pages have been expertly repaired. Institutional ink stamps of Birmingham General Hospital Library to title pages and throughout text. Title page of volume III is missing. Some mould to the first few pages of volumeII. Pages have some tidemarks and some scattered spotting, with handling marks to the title pages, but are quite bright, given the age of the text. Overall: GOOD..

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        Coccio del Bruscelles (ship engraving)

      Vincenzo Coronelli (1650 - 1718)Illustrated plate from Isolario dell'Atlante VenetoVenice: 1691-98Copperplate engravingSheet size: 16? x 11 1/2?25? x 19 1/2? framedCoronelli was both a cleric and an encyclopedist, with a particular interest in geography and cartography. He joined the Franciscan Order in Venice in 1665 and six years later entered the convent of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, which was to become his professional workshop. In 1681 Coronelli served as Royal Cartographer to King Louis XIV in Paris, gaining special access to the most current records on world geography sent in from the colonies, and provided by the French Academy of Sciences.Coronelli returned to Venice in 1684 and founded the Accademia Cosmografica degli Argonauti, a geographical society with membership drawn from the aristocracy and church hierarchy, and a year later he was appointed Cosmographer to the Republic of Venice. He also started a successful publishing career, and was sole author or contributor to over 140 titles and produced several hundred maps, either printed separately or as parts of atlases. Coronelli published his groundbreaking cartographic work in a number of notable publications, including the two-part Isolario Atlante Veneto (1691-1692; 1696-98), and the Corso Geografico Universale (1692 & 1695). He is also credited with being the first to publish an encyclopedia in alphabetic order. By the end of the 17th century, he was perhaps the most famous map publisher in Europe and received constant requests from his contemporaries for information that would enable them to bring their atlases up to date. Shortly after his death, however, his name and work were quickly forgotten, and he remained in obscurity for several centuries. The lasting influence of his work is undeniable, however, and modern appreciation has more than compensated for the earlier lack of recognition.Coronelli?s Isolario, believed to be Coronelli?s greatest work, is one of the most decorative and ornate of all 17th century atlases.  Illustrated in Coronelli?s unique style, this atlas is a comprehensive survey of the islands of the world as known in his time, along with diagrams of various nautical weather conditions, instruments, fortresses and ship diagrams.

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        Dissertationes duae prima de Morte Christi

      Ex Officina Roger Daniels (Rogeri Danielis) Cambridge 1650 - First Edition 1650, small folio, two parts in one volume, contemporary full calf re-backed with raised bands and gilt titling, 2pp incunabula bound in before title and 2pp after colophon (latter with very small loss to text). [10], 106, [4], 107-245, [11] p. ; 2o.A notably clean and tight copy of the very scarce 1st edition. Worldcat shows only three copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Originali consideratione di Trajano Boccalini Romano "Sopra gli Annali di Caio Cornelio Tacito". Handschrift

      Ohne Ortsangabe, um 1650. 27 cm. 2 Teile in 1 Band. (146); (230) S. - Hilgers S. 431 (vgl.) - Wilpert, Weltlit. Fremdspr. I, S. 228 - "Die 'Commentari a Tacito' setzen sich mit dem Begriff der Staatsräson auseinander, wobei Boccalini als erster die Unvermeidlichkeit des Handelns nach den Prinzipien der Staatsräson erkennt, diese zugleich aber moralisch verabscheut. Im Begriff der 'buone lettere' glaubt er eine Möglichkleit zu einer Lösung gefunden zu haben" (Wilpert). Bis zu ersten Druckausgabe 1677 wurden Boccalinis "Commentari a Tacito" als Handschriften verbreitet (Worldcat siehe 5 Exemplare). Die gedruckte Ausgabe wurde am 19. September 1679 auf den Index gesetzt (Hilgers). Meist wurden seine Werke unter fingierten Druckorten oder im Ausland (Amsterdam, Genf) herausgegeben oder, wie hier, als Abschrift weitergegeben. Italienisch in gut lesbarer Handschrift. Bestoßen, Blattränder stellenweise fleckig, Besitzeintrag, am Schluß 3 Blatt Eckabriß mit Textverlust. Wasserzeichen des Schreibpapiers: Vogel, Ganze Figur, Im Kreis, links etwa bei 11 Uhr "A", rechts etwa bei 15 Uhr "N" - Sprache / Language: Italienisch / Italian -

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      Rome?: Not Attributed. Very Good with no dust jacket. ca 1650. Hardcover. THEOLOGY; 17th Century; Small folio 12.5"; Circa 1650, Rome? Contemp. Sheep; rubbed & worn, occasionally darkened. Some staining at bottom of front matter. Old ink annotations on front blank. Ink stamp at foot of title page. OCLC 63345692 (locating 3 copies) . World/Cat likewise locates but 3 copies- all in Germany. . No earlier copies located. .

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        China veteribus Sinarum regio nunc incolis Tame dicta

      Amsterdam., [c. 1650]. Size: 495 x 405 mm Copperplate engraving with original colour. Fine condition. Water stains to both upper and lower margins. A most attractive map of China; with Korea shown as an island, and Japan shown with Honshu but not Hokkaido. Decorated cartouche at top right with dedicatory cartouche along lower edge to D. Theodoro Bas. Dutch text on verso.

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        De Quatuor Linguis Commentationis, Pars Prior: Quae, De Lingua Hebraica: Et, De Lingua Saxonica

      London (Londini): Typis J. Flesher, 1650. First edition.. Hardcover. Fine. 12mo. (6),418,(2),72,(12)pp. Contemporary full vellum; manuscript title; later (but still early) leather lettering pieces, gilt. One leaf with a chart of the Saxon alphabet. Also contains Somner's annotated version of Lipsius' glossary: "Guilielmi Somneri, Cantuariensis, ad verba vetera germanica, a v. Cl. Justo Lipsio epis. cent. III. ad Belgas, epis. XLIV, collecta, notae." Only part issued; the other two languages contemplated (Latin and Greek) were never issued Title page in red and black. A fine copy. Wing C801. ESTC R10985. Rare. In Latin.

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        Die büßende Maria Magdalena in einer Gebirgslandschaft

      Radierung von Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi bei Rossi um 1650. 27x38.6 cm. - Ba. 43 - Thieme / Becker XV, 40f. - Nagler, Lex. VI, S. 123 - Weite Gebirgslandschaft, im Vordergrund rechts Maria Magdelena unter einem Baum an einem Bachlauf sitzend, ihr Kopf ist von einem Strahlenkranz umgeben, ihr Blick ist zum Himmel gerichtet. Auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: Doppelter Kreis. In der Platte "Gio. Jacomo Rossi formis Romae alla Pace all insigna di Parigi". Bis zur Einfassungslinie beschnitten, im Rand rechts 5 dünne Papierstellen, auf der Rückseite Reste von Klebestreifen einer ehem. Befestigung. - Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi, gen. Bolognese, ausgebildet in der Schule des Carracci, durch Tizian beeinflußt, arbeitete als Maler, Radierer und Architekt in Rom, wo er von Päpsten (Innocenz X, Alexander VII., Clemens XI.) und berühmten Familien wie Borghese, Santa Croce, Falconieri u.a. beschäftigt wurde. 1649 ging er als Hofmaler des Herzogs von Orléans nach Frankreich, war im Palais Mazarin und im Louvre tätig, kehrte 1651 nach Rom zurück. "Sehr schätzbar sind auch seine radierten Blätter, mit Leichtigkeit und geistreich behandelt." (Nagler).

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      London: Humphrey Mosely. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1650. Second Edition. Hardcover. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; John Denham. Coopers Hill: A Poeme. Lon: Humphrey Mosely, 1650. 4to. [2],22pp. Speckled calf, teg; front joint partly split at top. Text block vg with broad margins, 2nd edition. Wing D995. Published 5 years before the first authorized edition (1655). It is said that it is England's first major English topographical poem. Provenance- Armorial bookplate of Gordon Martley. ESTC System No. 006113147 , ESTC Citation No. R206314 .

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        Les lanbris (sic). I. Le Potre invent et fecit.

      - (Paris), (Jean I) Le Blond, Rue Sainct Denis, (no date, ca. 1650 - 1664). Complete series of beautiful etched title and 5 plates, with plate numbers, 1-6, showing ceiling and some wall ornaments. ca. 22 x 15 cm on leaves of ca. 27 x 18,5 cm.*I.F.F. XVII, 12, Nos. 1789 - 1794. Not in Fuhring. Cf. Fuhring (Nos. 8540 - 8545, note). Second edition of these magnificent elaborate designs in baroque style for ceiling decorations. The title-page shows a crowning part of an entrance portal and below part of a cornice; the other plates with variants for the right half, show cartouches with a mask, river god, triton, sphinx, centaur, a crowning element of a choir screen. Invented and etched by the famous French architect and ornament designer Jean Lepautre (Paris 1618 - 1682). The print publisher Jean I Leblond worked at the Rue St. Denis from 1650 until 1664. - Very slightly thumbed, very lightly browned. Contemporary handwritten numbers in ink in blank margins.[(4418)]

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        Mercure Armorial enseignant les principes & elemens du blazon suivant l’ordre & les termes practiquez en ce temps.

      Chez François Closier & Pierre Aubovin 1650 - A Paris, Chez François Closier & Pierre Aubovin, 1652. In-4° demi-toile vert foncé. Avec la démonstration par quantité de Figures enluminées, qui facilitent l’intelligence de ce noble sujet. Seconde édition. Revue & corrigée par l'autheur. 1 ff. 206 pp (mal paginées, après 199 on repasse à 100), 15 ff.Très nombreux blasons dans le texte, exemplaire colorié du temps. Ex-libris armoriés. Ouvrage émouvant par sa sobriété. Bon état, très propre à l'intérieur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Andaluzia continens Sevillam et Cordubam

      Willem Blaeu Amsterdam: Willem Blaeu. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 14 7/8" x 19 3/8". 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.

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        Konvolut von 70 Kupferstichen (teils gefalt.) mit deutschen Stadtansichten aus Merian, Theatrum Europaeum, um 1650. Von ca. 10 x 36 über 20 x 30 cm bis 28 x 72 cm.

      Mit der großen Panorama-Ansicht von Stralsundt (am Außenrand gering nachgezeichnet) und ca. 24 größere Stadtansichten von Bautzen, Anclam, Cüstrin, Stada, Pirnau, Penick, Salfeldt, Langen Schwalbach, Magdeburgum, Neustatt Mageburgk, Colditz, Sonnenburch, Ampt Syke, Schloß Heldrungen (2 verschiedene), Schönfließ, Mantsleben, Saltsa, Elbingeroda, Döblen, Eisenberg, Naumburg, Oetingen und Hemmelscheburg. Des Weiteren ca. 35 schmale bzw. kleine Ansichten von Landau, Aldenburg, Mühlhausen, Lichtenburg, Templin, Leisnig, Odernheim, Sobernheim, Bleikede, Wollgast, Auerbach u.v.a.- Wenige Dubletten.- Mittelfalz vereinzelt leicht gebräunt, sehr vereinzelt etwas fleckig.- .

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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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      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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        Historiæ Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis. Libri V. Cum figuris ænæis. + Historia de Exanguibus Aquaticis. Libril. IV. Cum figuris æneis.

      Francofurti ad Moenum, (Frankfurt a.Main), 1650. 228 pp. + 41 (of 47) engraved plates + 78 pp. + 20 engraved plates + (2) pp. Illustrated with vignettes. In worn leatherbinding. Folio.. 1. edition. The Author, also by the name John Jonston or Jonstone, was born in Poland and of Scottish descend. Illustrated by Matthæus Merian the younger, brother to the artist Maria Sibylla Merian. Vol. 4 and 5 (in one) of 6. Upper part of spine and small part of front restored with new leather. Book is provided with a new flyleaf. Binding overall very worn, especially to spine. Titlepage in vol. V (inserted first in book) is missing. First 4 pages repaired with newer paper - some textloss. Plate 1 repaired and with loss of some of the upper illustration. Plate 7, 8, 11, 17, 18 & 19 are missing in vol. V (6 of 47 plates). Vol. IV complete with all plates. Pages generally dirty and some with pencil marks. Overall a very worn copy, but provided with the most fantastic and interesting drawings of fish, whales, snails and seelions - among others

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        Il Cosmo o vero L'Italia trionfante

      Acquaforte, 1650, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Frontespizio dell?opera di Giovan Carlo Coppola. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana del ?sole?, rifilata al rame, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Il Cosmo o vero L'Italia trionfante, è un "poema sacro" dedicato a Ferdinando II, stampato a Firenze, nella Stamperia granducale, nel 1650. Il Cosmo, poema di venti canti in ottave, ha come materia, suggerita da Ferdinando II, un leggendario episodio della difesa dell'Italia dai barbari, al tempo dell'imperatore Onorio, per opera di Cosimo o Cosmo, discendente di Perseo e mitico capostipite della famiglia dei Medici. L?incisione del Della Bella raffigura Cosmo, con lo scudo che mostra lo stemma mediceo, vittorioso nel duello con Radagario, re dei Goti. Bellissima e rara incisione. Etching, 1650, signed in plate lower right. Frontispiece of the work of Giovan Carlo Coppola. Magnificent proof, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark "sun", trimmed to the copperplate, in perfect condition. The Il Cosmo o vero L'Italia trionfante is a "sacred poem" dedicated to Ferdinand II, printed in Florence, in Stamperia granducale in 1650. The Cosmo, a poem of twenty songs in eighth, has the subject suggested by Ferdinand II, a legendary episode in the defense of Italy from the barbarians, at the time of the Emperor Honorius, for Cosimo or Cosmo, a descendant of Perseus and the legendary founder of the Medici family. The engraving depicts Cosmos, with a shield showing the Medici coat of arms, victorious in battle with Radagario, king of the Goths. Beautiful and rare etching. De Vesme/Massar 959. Dimensioni 187x262.

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        Calaris Sardiniae primaria civitas et proregis sedes?

      Cabreo finemente eseguito su carta francese con filigrana databile alla metà del XVII secolo. Il foglio appareneva ad un "Album Amicorum" venduto in asta a Parigi nel dicembre 2008 e successivamente, purtroppo, diviso in singoli fogli che risultano presenti nel mercato antiquario dallo scorso gennaio. L'album era composto da una miscellanea di incisioni e manoscritti, quasi tutti raffiguranti piante delle fortificazioni delle principali città europee, con particolare attenzione alle città italiane che, a differenza delle altre opere manoscritte, sono accuratamente rifinite con acquarello dai toni verde e rosa. I cabrei risutano tutti della stessa mano, con titolo latino ed iscrizioni e commenti in lingua francese. Una sorta di album di disegno da viaggio eseguito da un anonimo autore con grandi conoscenze architettoniche e militari, con probabili finalità di studio preparatorio, probabilmente ispirato ad un opera cartografica a stampa del periodo. Le piante delle città italiane ricordano per molti elementi le opere di Jodocus Hondius II inserite nel "Nova et accurata Italiae Hodiernae descriptio" pubblicato a Leida nel 1627. La pianta di Cagliari risulta particolarmente ricca di annotazioni, con un estesa legenda con 44 richiami in basso. Ottimo stato di conservazione di questo unico documento sulla città. Francia France 270 235

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        Il suicidio di Didone

      Acquaforte, circa 1650/55, firmata in lastra in basso a sinistra. Da un soggetto di Pietro Testa. Esemplare di primo stato, edito da Giovanni Giacomo de? Rossi. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana ?giglio inscritto nel cerchio? con inusuali grandi margini, strappo di carta al lato sinistro perfettamente restaurato, per il resto in eccellente stato di conservazione. La composizione raffigura Didone, morta, sulla pira dove si nota l?armatura di Enea; attorno a lei le ancelle piangono mentre sullo sfondo si intravedono le navi di Enea che lasciano Cartagine. In alto a destra si vede Giunone che invia la sua messaggera Iris, che taglia una ciocca di capelli di Didone affinché la sua anima lasci il corpo. Gli anni dopo il 1640 sono caratterizzati dal diffuso pensiero di Pietro Testa a riguardo del suicidio. Diversi studi sono noti riguardo questo lavoro e Il suicidio di Catone, che il Lucchesino incise nel 1648. Alla prematura morte di Pietro Testa, nel 1650, la composizione sul suicidio di Didone era già in stato molto avanzato, come dimostrano i numerosi disegni preparatori. Il dipinto citato nella stampa è probabilmente quello conservato nel deposito degli Uffizi, irrimediabilmente danneggiato. Tuttavia consente di capire che i disegni preparatori furono realizzati per la stampa e non per il dipinto. Eccellente esemplare. Etching, 1650/55 circa, signed at lower left. After a subject of Pietro Testa. Example of the first state, published by Giovanni Giacomo de? Rossi. Magnificent work with rich shades, printed on contemporary laid paper with ?fleur de lys in a circle? watermark, with uncommon wide margins, perfectly repaired paper tear on the left, otherwise in perfect condition. The composition depicts the dead body of Dido on a funeral pile, where can also be seen the suit of armour of Aeneas; all around, the maidservants are crying, while, in the background, the boats of the Roman hero are leaving Carthage. On upper right, there is Juno sending her female herald Iris to cut a lock of Dido?s hair, so that her soul can leave the body. The years after 1640 have been strongly influenced by Pietro Testa?s opinion about suicide. There are many famous studies about this topic, beside the Suicide of Cato, engraved by Lucchesino in 1648. After Pietro Testa untimely death, in 1650, the composition of Dido was quite ready, as the many preparatory drawings show. The painting recalled in the etching is very likely the one kept in the Uffizi, irreparably damaged. Nevertheless, it allows us to understand the preparatory drawings were realized for the print and not for the painting. Excellent example. E. Cropper, Pietro Testa Prints and Drawings, pp. 268/70, 125; Nagler 11. Dimensioni 460x330.

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        Paesaggio con tre piccole barche nel fiume

      Acquaforte, 1650 circa, firmata in lastra in basso a sinistra. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su carta vergata coeva con parziale filigrana non identificabile, sottili margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Conosciuto come "il Bolognese", Grimaldi era probabilmente nato in questa città intorno al 1606 e, in effetti, la produzione degli ultimi anni fu fortemente influenzata dai suoi primi contatti con la tradizione dei Carracci. Si trasferì a Roma ventenne e nel 1636 venne ammesso all?Accademia di San Luca, della quale poi divenne principe (presidente) nel 1666. Nell?Urbe lavorò ad una serie di commissioni importantissime, principalmente paesaggi, per altrettanti patroni illustri tra cui tre papi. Accrebbe in questo modo la sua reputazione, anche a livello internazionale, tanto che nel 1648 venne chiamato a Parigi, dove lavorò per tre anni a progetti decorativi nel Louvre, nel palazzo del Cardinal Mazzarino e nella chiesa dei Gesuiti. Grimaldi realizzò oltre cinquanta incisioni di paesaggi, tutti fortemente influenzati dalla formula paesaggistica di Annibale Carracci e Domenichino. Le sue stampe, così come i dipinti e i disegni di vedute, sono caratterizzate da un approccio alla natura estremamente regolare e controllato, enfatizzando le linee orizzontali, verticali e i piani. Alla stregua dei suoi modelli bolognesi, Grimaldi usava spesso masse rocciose o di terra sporgenti, file di alberi posizionate strategicamente, e architetture posizionate nei piani per disporre il suo schema organizzativo. Il suo modo di utilizzare l'ago da incisione era sempre molto controllato e regolare; sebbene occasionalmente si sia lasciato tentate dallo spontaneo romanticismo alla maniera di Dughet, le sue stampe, diversamente da quelle del maestro, raramente trasmettono un senso di confidenza con la natura. Sebbene il suo stile paesaggistico affondi le sue radici nella tradizione classicizzante di Annibale Carracci e Domenichino, esso riflette anche altre tendenze dell'epoca relative alla pittura di paesaggi, ovvero quella veneta, quella settentrionale e parte del romanticismo di Dughet e Salvator Rosa. Etching, 1650 circa, signed at lower left. Magnificent work, rich shade, printed on contemporary laid paper with partial, unidentified watermark, thin margins, in excellent condition. Grimaldi realized more than fifty landscape etchings, all deeply influenced by the landscape formula of Annibale Carracciand Domenichino. His impressions, like the paintings and the landscape drawings, are characterized by a regular and controlled approach to nature, stressing the horizontal and vertical lines and the planes. Like his Bolognese models, Grimaldi used quite often rocky or earth masses, strategic rows of trees and architectures in planes to set his organizational scheme. His way to use the etching needle was always regular and controlled; though he occasionally indulged in the spontaneous romantic manner of Dughet, his prints, unlike his master?s, rarely convey a sense of confidence with nature. The architectural drawings and the figurative paintings of Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi have been completely overshadowed by his landscapes, drawings and etchings. Known as ?il Bolognese?, Grimaldi was in all probability born in the city around 1606 and, as a matter of fact, his later production was strongly influenced by his first contacts with the Carracci tradition. He moved to Rome when twenty and in 1636 he was admitted to the Accademia di San Luca, of which he became principe in 1666. Once in Rome, he worked on several important commissions, mainly landscapes, for many famous patrons, among them three popes. His reputation grew very fast this way; in 1648 he was called in Paris to work on decorative project inside the Louvre, in the palazzo of Cardinal Mazzarino and the Jesuit church. He came back to Rome in 1651 and he lived there until his death, in 1680. Although his landscape style is rooted in the classical tradition of Annibale Carracci and Domenichino, it also recalls other tendencies about landscape painting of the time, such as the Venetian, the Northern and the Romantic tradition of Gaspar Dughet and Salvator Rosa. Grimaldi worked with Dughet on the realization of the incredible cycle of landscape frescoes in San Martino ai Monti in Rome. Bartsch 33; Reed & Wallace, Italian etchers of the Renaissance & Barocque, p. 179. Dimensioni 312x221.

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