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        Dania Regnum.

      Kobberstukket generalkort over Danmark. Amsterdam c. 1650. Plademål: 52x42 cm. Med ca 4 cm margener. Smuk samtidig håndkolorering. Med allegorisk titelkartouche. Papiret lidt gulnet. Monteret med passepartout i ny smal guldramme.. Smukt og dekorativt kort over Danmark i dets fulde historiske udstrækning

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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. Yes. 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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        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very rare map is the most geographically progressive portrayal of the continent made during its generation, and was not superseded until Vincenzo Maria Coronelli's map of 1688.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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        Il Cavallo da Maneggio. Libro. Dove si Tratta della nobilissima Virtu del Cavalcare, come il Cavagliere deue star' à cavallo, acciò sia chiamato perfetto cavagliere, amato, e stimato da tutti; come si deue domar' il cavallo, governare, inserrate, imbrigliare, amaestrare; in che tempo si deuono pigliar li poledri per ammaestrarli di tempo in tempo, e di scola in scola. Della razza dei stalloni, de pelami; de segni buoni, e cattiui; & in fine dei rimedii ad' ogni sorte d; infirmità che puol accader' al cavallo. Diviso in tre Parti

      Added engraved title, engraved coat-of-arms on verso of title, 56 engravings of which 30 are full-page engravings in the text, & 26 are engraved plates on 14 sheets (one folding). 4 p.l. (incl. added engraved title), 107, [3] pp. Small folio, orig. Viennese edition binding of cont. vellum over boards, three ornamental borders round sides, fleurons in each corner, coat-of-arms on upper cover of the Habsburgs, the one on the rear cover depicts the coat-of-arms of an Austrian Archduke (all stamped in silver, now oxidized), orig. red & beige silk ties, a.e.g. Vienna: J.J. Kürner, 1650. First edition of this beautifully illustrated German Baroque work; it is the first book printed in Austria on equestrian riding schools. Vienna has had a long tradition, stemming from the Spanish Riding School founded in 1562 by Habsburg Emperor Maximilian II, of the highest level of horsemanship and this handsome book is part of that notable tradition. The Lipizzaner stallions of today, which demonstrate classical dressage, trace their roots to the Spanish Riding School. Galiberto was a Neapolitan count and riding master to Emperor Ferdinand IV, King of Hungary and Bohemia (his finely engraved coat-of-arms is on the verso of the title-page). The present work is divided into three parts. The first is devoted to the proper training of horses and here we find a discussion of the best sources for horses including Spain and Naples (the sources for the finest of the Lippizans), Turkey, and Pomerania. The second deals with horsemanship and the third is concerned with illnesses of horses and veterinary medicine. The well-engraved plates depict horse training scenes, harnesses, bridles, spurs, and other equestrian equipment. The fine folding plate show the horse and its anatomy. A very fine copy in fresh condition. .

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        Furni novi philosophici Oder Beschreibung einer New-erfundenen Distillir-Kunst: Auch was für Spiritus, Olea, Flores, und andere dergleichen Vegetabilische, Animalische, und Mineralische Medicamenten, damit auf eine sonderbahre Weise gantz leichtlich, mit grossem Nutzen können zugericht und bereitet werden. Auch wozu solche dienen, und in Medicina, Alchimia, und anderen Künsten können gebaucht werden. Allen Liebhabern der Warheit, und Spagyrischen Kunst zu gefallen an Tag gegeben. 5 Teile und Annotationes zu Teil 5. Teil 2 - 5 unter dem Titel: Furni Philosophici, Oder Philosophischer Oefen

      Amsterdam, 1650. 16 cm. In 1 Band. Mit 4 Holzschnitt-Tafeln (davon 2 gefaltet) und 7 Textholzschnitten (davon 2 blattgroß). Pergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel - Dünnhaupt 7.I.3 - VD17 12:644384Z - Duveen 258 (vgl.) - Gugel S. 54f - Zweite Ausgabe der erweiterten Neufassung seines chemischen Hauptwerkes. "Der Einfluß gerade dieses Buches auf Boyle, Lémery und Kunckel ist unverkennbar. Das Buch enthält Glaubers Entdeckungen über die Mineralsäuren, das Natriumsulfat, die Chlorverbindungen, die Nitrate und Sulfate, das Benzol, das Phenol, das Chloraethyl, die Alkaloide und vieles andere. Alle diese Mitteilungen macht Glauber an Hand der Anleitung zum Bau der vier "Philosophischen" Öfen ... Im fünften Teil und den Anhängen beschreibt er verschiedene von ihm erfundene Laboratoriumsgeräte, Kunstkniffe und Handgriffe" (Gugel). "This is Glauber's most important book on which his fame as chemist rests" (Duveen). Es entstand während seines ersten Amsterdamer Aufenthaltes 1646 bis 1649. Die vorliegende Ausgabe enthält erstmals die "Annotationes Uber den Appendicem Welcher zu Ende des Fünften Theils ... gesetzet". Die einzelnen Teile: Teil 1: 102, (2) Seiten mit 1 gefalteten Holzschnitt-Tafel; Teil 2: 187, (5) Seiten mit 1 Holzschnitt-Tafel (in Faksimile); Teil 3: 64 Seiten mit 1 gefalteten Holzschnitt-Tafel; Teil 4: 106, (2) Seiten mit 1 Holzschnitt-Tafel und 1 Blatt Erklärungen; Teil 5 incl. Appendix: 56, (8) Seiten mit 7 Textholzschnitten (davon 2 blattgroß); Annotationes: 96 Seiten Angebunden: Glauber, Johann Rudolph: De auri tinctura Sive Auro potabili vero. Was solche sey, und wie dieselbe von einem falschen und Sophistischen Auro Potabili zu unterscheiden und zuerkennen ... wozu solche in Medicina könne gebraucht werden. Beschrieben und an den Tag gegeben. Gedruckt zu Amsterdam 1650. 39, (1) Seiten - VD17 12:644410D - Caillet 4566 - Dünnhaupt 6.I.2 (vgl.) - Gugel S. 55 - Zweite Ausgabe seiner Schrift über die medizinische Anwendung der gewonnene Erkenntnisse. "In dieser Schrift lehrt Glauber, Gold in eine einnehmbare Form zu bringen ... Diese Erfindung empfiehlt er als Arzneimittel gegen alle möglichen Leiden und Gebrechen" (Gugel). Einband etwas fleckig, im unteren Rand stellenweise Feuchtigkeitsspuren, Titel von Teil 1 im unteren Viertel ergänzt unter Verlust des Impressums, Holzschnitt-Tafel zu Teil 2 in Faksimile -

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        Praga. Kupferstich von M. Merian, um 1650. 25 x 69 cm.

      7 Wappen im Himmel.

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      Madrid. Aug. 6, 1650.. 2pp. Folio. In a green levant morocco case. [with:] Philip IV of Spain: [MANUSCRIPT LETTER, SIGNED WITH THE ROYAL SIGN MANUAL, TO ADMIRAL DON PEDRO PORTER CASANATE, IN REPLY TO THE LATTER'S LETTER CONCERNING THE DISCOVERY OF THE GULF OF CALIFORNIA]. Madrid. Aug. 6, 1659. 2pp. Folio. In a green levant morocco case. Don Pedro Porter Casanate was the dominant figure in the exploration of the Gulf of California from 1635 to 1653. Born in Spain in 1604, he joined the Spanish navy early in life, serving with distinction against pirates in the Atlantic and Caribbean. In 1634 he published the fruits of his observations on navigation as REPARO A ERRORES DE LA NAVEGACION ESPANOLA.... Shortly thereafter he shifted his operations to the Gulf of California, where he led an expedition in 1635 under orders of the Viceroy. Evidently intrigued by this voyage, Casanate petitioned the Crown for permission to explore further, and in 1640 he was granted a license to "explore the Gulf of California without limit to leagues or time." Porter pushed his explorations forward, but was handicapped by a lack of funds, since the Crown would grant him no money nor appoint him to the various patronage positions he requested, which might have supplied funds in a more round-about way. Nonetheless, he managed in 1648-50 to explore the upper reaches of the Gulf of California, especially the Baja side. It is at that point that these two manuscripts were written. The first is a letter from the King of Spain, Philip IV, to the Viceroy of New Spain concerning Casanate and his proposed expedition. The King summarizes his previous arrangements with the explorer, instructs the Viceroy to obtain detailed reports, to ascertain the cost and means of the expedition, and if Casanate discovers anything valuable, such as a pearl fishery, to come to his assistance. On the same day, Philip IV writes to Casanate (the second letter), denying him the judgeship of Sinaloa, but at the same time encouraging him in his explorations and demanding a full report once they are concluded. In short, while the Crown and the Council of the Indies were willing to do very little to aid the explorer, they were quite willing to benefit from his excursions. Certainly two of the earliest and most important documents pertaining to the Gulf of California and the discovery of Baja. Portillo y Diez de Sollano, DESCUBRIMIENTOS Y EXPLORACIONES EN LA COSTAS DE CALIFORNIA (Madrid, 1947), pp.243-90. Ricardo del Arco, "El Almirante Pedro Porter y Casanate. Explorador del Golfo de California" in REVISTA DE INDIAS, Vol. 8 (1947), pp.783-844.

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        Pseudodoxia Epidemica: or, Enquiries into Very many Received Tenents, and Commonly Presumed Truths, The Second Edition

      London: A. Miller. 1650. Second edition. Hardcover. Good. 1650, Second Edition, corrected and much enlarged. 329 pp. Hardcover, 4to., full old leather. Contents Very Good, bright, readable text. Binding somewhat worn; loss to corners; spine dried and cracking in places; binder's tape reinforcing front inner hinge. Digital images available upon request.

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        Pseudodoxia Epidemica, or, Enquiries into very many Received Tenents and Commonly Presumed Truths

      London - Printed by A. Millar, for Edw. Dod and Nath. Ekins, 1650 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Rebound in leather with the original boards, with gilt lettering. The Second Edition, Corrected and much Enlarged by the Author. This edition matches the ESTC #R2160. The Title Page and 'To the Reader' have pastloss, possibly from singeing, that has been professionally repaired with blank paper. The contents and the text of the work itself is complete. The Alphabetical Table to the rear has only the first page and a small section of the next. It is likely the rest was not bound in. Of Sir Thomas Browne, Samuel Johnson is the most generous, there is no science, in which he does not discover some skill; and scarce any kind of knowledge, profane or sacred, abstruse or elegant, which he does not appear to have cultivated with success -ODNB. a decade of reading, observation, and experiment bore fruit in Pseudodoxia epidemica, or, Enquiries into very many received tenents and commonly presumed truthsIn this, his most substantial work, almost an encyclopaedia of seventeenth-century misconceptions and new knowledge, Browne took up numerous false beliefs he put them in the framework suggested by Francis Bacon in his Advancement of Learning (as translated by Gilbert Watts, 1640) of 'a calendar of falsehoods and of popular errors now passing unargued in natural history and in opinions, that sciences be no longer distempered and embased by them' -ODNB. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is wear to the extremities, including rubbing and edge wear, with marks to the boards and loss, some of which has been repaired, likely at the same time as the rebinding occured. Internally the pages havemild browning withintermittent marks and the occasional spot. Thereare fore-edge marginal tidemarks that do not affect the text, and singeing to the lower corner and marginsof the firstseven leaves, that does not affect the text. Overall the condition is good only..

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      No date. Ca. 1650.. Copper plate engraved map, uncolored, approx. 6 x 7 1/2 inches on sheet 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Light toning, otherwise very good condition. Depicts the Istrian Peninsula with the city of Trieste. Text in Latin on verso. Toning from previous backing is not as noticeable as it appears in image. .

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        Seven Scarce Biographical Pamphlets

      13 13, 1650 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A collection of seven scarce seventeenth and eighteenth-century pamphlets detailing the life, works, letters,deeds and crimesof various men of merit and dishonour. Includes: 1650-London-John Stafford: An Exact Narration of the Life and Death of the Reverend and Learned Prelate, and Painfull Divine, Lancelot Andrews, Late Bishop of Winchester. With a portrait frontispiece. Lancelot Andrewes (1555 25 September 1626) was an English bishop and scholar, who held high positions in the Church of England during the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I and King James I. During the latter's reign, Andrewes served successively as Bishop of Chichester, Ely and Winchester and oversaw the translation of the Authorized Version (or King James Version) of the Bible. 1665-London-William Miller: The Life and Death of Pompey the Great. With all his Glorious Victories and Triumphs. As Also the Life and Death of Artaxerxes Mnemon, one of the Great Persian Emperours. By Sa. Clarke sometime pastor in St. bennet Finck London. Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, also known as Pompey, was a military and political leader of the late Roman Republic. Pompey and Caesar contended for the leadership of the Roman state, leading to a civil war. When Pompey was defeated at the Battle of Pharsalus, he sought refuge in Egypt, where he was assassinated. His career and defeat are significant in Rome's subsequent transformation from Republic to Principate and Empire. 1689-London-J. Dunton: The Bloody Assizes: Or, a Compleat History of the Life of George Lord Jefferies from His Birth to this present Time. Wherein among other things, is given a true account of his unhead of cruelties, and barbarous proceedings in his whole Western-circuit. . . None of which were ever publish'd. The Bloody Assizes were a series of trials started at Winchester on 25 August 1685 in the aftermath of the Battle of Sedgemoor, which ended the Monmouth Rebellion in England. They were led by Lord Chief Justice George Jeffreys. George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem, PC (15 May 1645 18 April 1689), was also known as The Hanging Judge. His historical notoriety comes from his actions in 1685, after Monmouth's Rebellion. Jeffreys was sent to the West Country in the autumn of 1685 to conduct the trials of captured rebels. At these trials, later known as the Bloody Assizes, Jeffreys issued harsh sentences to nearly all defendants. About 300 were executed, and between 800 and 900 were transported to the West Indies. On 18/19 September alone, he issued 144 death sentences. 1699-London-J. Nutt: Remarks on the Life of Mr. Milton, as publish'd by J. T. with a Character of the Author and his Party in a letter to a member of Parliament. John Milton (9 December 1608 8 November 1674) was an English poet, polemicist, a scholarly man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth (republic) of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost. 1706-London-A. Baldwin: The Characters of Robert Earl of Essex, Favourite to Queen Elizabeth, and George D. of Buckingham, favourite to K. James I and K. Ch. I. with a comparison, by the Right Honourable Edward Late Earl of Clarendon. Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, KG (10 November 1565 25 February 1601) was an English nobleman and a favourite of Elizabeth I. Politically ambitious, and a committed general, he was placed under house arrest following a poor campaign in Ireland during the Nine Years' War in 1599. In 1601 he led an abortive coup d'etat against the government and was executed for treason. George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham KG (28 August 1592 23 August 1628) was the favourite, claimed by some to be the lover, of King James I of England. Despite a very patchy political and military record, he remained at the height of royal favour for the first two years of the reign of Charles I, until he was assassinated. He was one of the most rewarded royal courtiers in all history. 171.

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        Praga. Prag

      Frankfurt, 1650. unbound. very good(+). Panoramic view. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 7.75" x 25 3/8". 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.

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        Nuova Racolta di Fontane che si vendano nel alma citta di Roma, Tivoli e Frascati

      [Rome: "Gio. Jacomo Rossi", circa 1650]. Oblong small folio. (10 1/4 x 15 3/4 inches). Engraved throughout and printed on laid paper watermarked with an anchor and initials LM within a circle surmounted by a six pointed star. Title with dedication to Andrea Corsini within an elaborate pictorial border, 41 plates engraved by Maggi, Corduba, Barrièreon and others on 25 leaves. (Minor marginal staining, discrete blindstamp to margin of three leaves). 18th century mottled calf, expertly rebacked to style. A lovely illustrated work depicting the famed Baroque fountains of Rome and its environs. Rossi, the son of the founder of the most important printing press of 17th century Rome, was active between 1645 and 1690 and issued during that time this collection of views of fountains by a number of earlier engravers. The work seems to have been issued with a variety of plates and in various formats. The plate count of the present copy corresponds to the Berlin copy. Among the fountains illustrated are Bernini's fountain at St. Peter's Square, his famed Triton fountain in Piazza Barberini, Giambologna's monumental Fountain of Neptune in Bologna and the water theater at Villa Belvedere. Berlin Kat 3599.

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        "an exact historie of the late revolutions in naples; and of their monstrous successes, not to be parallel'd by any ancient or modern history..." london, lowndes, 1650.

      Pp. (8) 146. Antiporta figurata. Unito a: ESQUIRE J.H. The Second Part of Massaniello. His Body Taken Out of the Town-Ditch, and Solemnly Buried, with Epitaphs Upon Him... a continuation of the Tumult... London, Abel Roper, 1652. Pp. (16) 199 (1). Antiporta figurata. Due opere in un volume di cm. 14, legatura ottocentesca in piena pelle con titoli in oro su tassello al dorso. Limitate tracce d'uso, esemplare complessivamente genuino e ben conservato. Due edizioni non comuni, entrambe complete della bella antiporta incisa raffigurante Masaniello (spesso mancante).

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        Magiae naturalis libri viginti. Ab ipso quidem authore adaucti, nunc vero ab infinitis, quibs edition illa scatebat mendis, optime repurgati: in quibus scientiarum naturalium divitiae & deliciae demonstrantur

      12mo. pp. [16], 670, [22]. Extra title dated 1650, regular title dated 1651. Bound in full vellum over thin wooden boards. Outer hinge to Front cover neatly strengthened (hardly noticeable). Occasional mild soiling / foxing; some worming in blank endpapers - otherwise clean. Text contains several illustrations of furnaces, alembics etc. Extra engraved title page depicts the author standing before a mirror holding out a small sword and performing an optical illusion. Regular title contains a phoenix printer's device. Interesting and influential book of secrets first published in four books (Naples, 1558) and in a greatly expanded edition in 20 books (Naples, 1589). The introductory first book deals with the nature of elements, celestial influence, sympathy and antipathy, occult virtue etc. Other books discuss experiments with medicines, poisons, metallurgy, distillation, transmutation, magnetism, cosmetics, pneumatics and etc. Book XVII discusses various optical experiments including a description of the camera obscura. Giambattista della Porta (1538-1615) Italian natural philosopher. "He founded in Naples the Academia Secretorum Naturae, otherwise known as the Accademia dei Oziosi; and in 1610 he became a member of the Accademia dei Lincei at Rome." [EB11]. [Caillet 8852; De Guaita 858; Graesse, Biblio magica, p.112; Thorndike VI, pp.418-22; Brunet IV, 826].

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        NAPOLI SOLLEVATA. Narratione degli accidenti occorsi in detta città dalli 7 Luglio 1647 fino li 20 Marzo 1648. Descritta e divisa in tre parti da...

      in-4, pp. 152, bella leg. p. perg. coeva con tit. oro al d. Tagli spruzzati. Gr. stemma di Napoli al front. con coloritura coeva. Opera dedicata a Ranuccio VI Duca di Parma. Lozzi 3025: ?Raro?. Manca a Fera e Coleti. Mazzucchelli I, p. 599. Belliss. esempl., estremamente raro. [270]

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        "Amerique Septentrionale" from Les Cartes Générales de toutes les parties du Monde

      Paris, 1650. THE FIRST MAP TO DEPICT ALL FIVE GREAT LAKES The first map to depict all five Great Lakes Engraving with original outline color: 175/8" x 231/4" References: Louis C. Karpinski, Maps of Famous Cartographers Depicting North America (Amsterdam, 1977), 89, Plate VIII; Seymour I. Schwartz & Ralph E. Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America (New York, 1980), Plate 61; Phillip D. Burden, The Mapping of North America: A List of Printed Maps 1511-1670 (Rickmansworth, 1996), 375-377. A leading exemplar of the French school of seventeenth-century cartography, Nicolas Sanson is widely regarded as the founder of modern geography and it is generally held that the so-called "Great Age" of French cartography originated with his publications. This exquisite, hand-colored map of America is a prime example of Sanson's cartographic mastery. "Amerique Septentrionale" was first published in 1650 and was a monumental production in that it was the first map ever to illustrate the five great lakes in recognizable form. French explorers were the most active in North America, during the seventeenth century, and this map is the most exact and up-to-date record of their activities in the continent's interior. It is the first printed map to depict the complete extent of Jesuit exploration and mapping, and for Canada, represents the first major advance on Champlain's map of 1632. In keeping with the geographical theories of the period, Sanson's map shows California as an island. This common misconception was not officially disproved until 1747. In this version of "Amerique Septentrionale," California is depicted with a flat northern coast. Sanson chose to include forty-one place names along California's western coast, four of which had not been depicted by other cartographers - C. de Fortune, C. de Pios, C. de S Martin and C. de Galera. Sanson also inserted Santa Fe as capital of New Mexico and introduced the words Apache and Navajo on the north-west coast of the continent for the first time. Nicolas Sanson was born in Abeville, a town in the Picardy region of France. As a young adult Sanson was a fervent historian, focusing his studies particularly on the ancient world. Many have hypothesized that Sanson turned to cartography simply as a way of illustrating his work on ancient history. Whatever his motivations for pursuing a career in map-publication, Sanson was undoubtedly the most prolific French cartographer during the reign of Louis XIV and as a result he was appointed Géographe Ordinaire du Roi in 1630. He also served as a private geography tutor to the King.. Book.

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

      Frankfurt, 1650. unbound. very good(+). Panoramic view. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 9 11/16" x 40 3/16". 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.

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        Renati Des Cartes Meditationes de prima philosophia, in quibus Dei existentia, & animae humanae à corpore distinctio, demonstrantur: his adjunctae sunt variae objectiones doctorum in istas de Deo & anima demonstrationes [Bound with] Passiones animae per Renatum Des Cartes: gallicè ab ipso conscriptae

      Amstelodami: pud Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1650. Tertia editio prioribus auctior & emendatior [Meditationes] and first Latin edition [Passiones animae]. Contemporary vellum, spine titles in manuscript. 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. Small 4to. Illus. with printer's device, initials, and head and tail pieces. 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: gallicè 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. Tchermezine 304b (Passiones animae). Guibert (5) pp 48-50. Willems 1107 (Meditationes ) & 1106 (Passiones animae).

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Sever. Pinaeus de virginitatis notis, graviditate & partu. Ludov. Bonaciolus de Conformatione fetus Accedunt alia.

      Lvgd. Batavor, Apud Franciseum, 1650. 338 pp. With 3 foldable engraved plates and some engraved illustrations. Bound in cont. vellum with gilt bordure on boards and blindstamped pattern. Bolle Willum Luxdorphs super-exlibris to front-board (gilt elephant) and his private signature on fly-leaf.. Boards and binding very sound, but a little dirty. Internally very well preserved and clean. Marbled free end-paper. Foldable plates showing a uterus with embryo, a fetus and a survey of the differences and similarities between virgins and non-virgins private parts. 4 engraved illustrations showing the vagina, and 2 illustrations showing a fetus, and a skeleton of a fetus with frontanella.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

      [Bookseller: Bøger & Kuriosa]
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        The Isle of Man...

      [London: - c.1650].. 38 x 50.5 cm. Double page copper engraved map, old outline colour. Text on verso. Small section to lower left margin sometime neatly reinforced on on verso with old paper. A few short marginal tears, one tiny hole to lower edge of centrefold, otherwise a nice example. No printed date or imprint, so prior to Rea's and Bassett Chiswell's editions of Speed's maps.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        Prospect des Elbstroms umb Dresden Wie Solches auf dem Berg zu Loschwitz zu Sehen ist

      Frankfurt, 1650. unbound. very good(+). Panoramic view. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 9 11/16" x 40 3/16". 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.

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        Praga. Kupferstich von M. Merian, um 1650. 25 x 69 cm.

      7 Wappen im Himmel.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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