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        RISTRETTO DELLE RAGIONI CHE LA SERENISSIMA CASA D'ESTE HA COLLA CAMERA APOSTOLICA

      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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        COOPERS HILL: A POEME

      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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        The Characters of the Passions. Written in French . Translated into English.

      Printed by Tho. Newcomb for John Holden 1650 - title printed in red and black, title-page browned and slightly frayed in the fore-margin, some darkening around the edges and some damp-staining at the beginning, a single worm hole in the inner margin of the first 20 leaves, negligibly affecting text, without the initial blank, pp. [xxiv], 339, [2, ‘The Stationer to the Reader’ usually bound with the preliminaries], 8vo, contemporary sheep, blind double fillet borders on sides, a double rule in blind towards the spine, rebacked preserving most of the original spine and red lettering piece, sound First edition in English, an anonymous translation of the first volume of La Chambre’s Les charactères des passions, 1640. The work in French eventually extended to 5 volumes, the last published in 1662. As the Biographie Universelle has it: ‘cet ouvrage est encore estimé et regardé comme un de nos bons livres de physiologie.’ The passions considered here are Love (roughly half the volume), Joy, Laughter, Desire, and Hope. The Stationer, i.e. John Holden, dedicates the volume to the Ladies, ‘acknowledging them the onely Admirals of these Seas [i.e. the Passions]; to whom, whether they come safe, or are shipwrack’d, they of right belong, since none do more powerfully cause, or more sensibly suffer them .’La Chambre emerged from somewhat obscure origins to become, in 1635, the holder of a new office, that of physician to the staff of the Chancellery, and in later life he was one of the founder members of the Académie des Sciences. (see D. J. Sturdy, Science and Social Status: The Members of the ‘Académie Des Sciences’, 1995, pp. 89-95).Scarce: ESTC locates 9 copies in the UK, 3 of them in Oxford, and not the BL; 6 copies in the US. (ESTC R226125)

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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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        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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        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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        Petrarcha redivivus, integram Poetae celeberrimi vitam iconibus aere caelatis exhibens. Accessit Nobilissimae Feminae Laurae brevis historia. Editio altera correcta & aucta cui addita Poetae vita Paulo Vergerio, anonymo, Iannozzo Manetto, Leonardo Aretino, et Ludovico Beccadello auctoribus...

      Typis Pauli Frambotti Bibliopolae 1650 8vo (cm. 21), 8 cc.nn., 270 pp., 9 cc.nn. Antiporta interamente incisa su rame e 18 figure n.t. (di cui 3 ritratti). Finalini e capilettera ornati. Bella legatura coeva in piena pelle con nervi, ricchi fregi e titolo oro al ds. Motivo dorato (testa di elefante) al centro del piatto anteriore. Tagli colorati a spruzzo. Fenditura parziale alla cerniera anteriore. Piccola mancanza del margine inferiore del frontis. Buon esemplare. Seconda rara edizione migliorata rispetto alla prima (1635) con le belle incisioni (fra cui i ritratti del Poeta e di Laura firmati H.David). Vinciana III, 3618; Cicognara, 1118.

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        Nova Virginiae Tabula

      [Amsterdam] [1650] Plate mark 49 x 38 cm. The whole sheet 48 x 58 cm. Original hand colouring. Latin text at the back. Slight browning to the upper right and left part of the image. A tear in the upper margin has been repaired with tape at the verso, resulting in some stains, not affecting the image area. A split in the fold outside the image area repaired. Some staining and dirt to the margins. A pinhole in one of the islands in the Chesapeake bay.. A fine map in original hand colouring. This is the Hondius / Blaeu derivative of John Smith´s 1612 map of Virgnia and Chesapeake Bay. The Smith map was the prototype for all maps during the following sixty years. In 1618 Hondius created the first and most famous of all the derivatives. When he died in 1629 the copper plate was bought by Blaeu who continued to pubish the map unalltered except for the name change to "Guiljemi Blaeuw" in the cartouche. The present map has latin text at the back and was published in 1650. This is one of the most imporrtant american maps ever published, quite accuratly describing the Chesapeake Bay area with its many rivers, indian names and villages as well as the settlement of Jamestown. In the left upper corner the interior of Chief Powhatans lodge and to the right a full lngth indian warrior. (Verner, Map Collectors Circle No. 45. p. 30. 1968)

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        sampt konunga styrilse].

      Stockholm, Henrich Keyser, 1650. Hög 12:o. 196; 220; 84,+ (4, blanka) s.,+ (1),+ 87 blad,+ (37) s. Saknar det gemensamma tryckta titelbladet. Samtiga deltitelblad tryckta inom ram. Fuktrand inledningsvis i Upplandslagen och skada i marginalen sid 13-23, med lätt bokstavsförlust 13-14, östgötalagen med enstaka understrykningar ned grönt bläck och stor fuktrand genom konungastyrelsen. Något nött samtida marokängband, ryggen med tre upphöjda bind, förstärkt i innerfalsar, något trasiga försättsblad. Äldre anteckning på för- och eftersättsblad. Collijn sp. 480f. Rudbeck 20 A-E. Det gemensamma titelbladet saknas. Innehåller upplandslagen, östgötalagen och hälsingelagen samt tredje utgåvan av konungastyrelsen, samtliga med egna titelblad

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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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        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

      [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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        LEGATURA CARDINALIZIA.

      In folio. Cm.43x30. Bazzana marrone, stemma cardinalizio ai piatti racchiuso da quadruplice fregio in oro con motivi floreali e marini. 6124.

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        ILDEFONSO TOLETANO (ILDEFONSO DA TOLEDO) Fine Facsimile Illuminated Edition

      Il Bulino. New. Hardcover. Parma Ildefonso (Ms. Parm. 1650) is an illuminated manuscript on parchment made in Cluny 1090 to 1100. It's a 112 folios book (= pp 224) , sized mm 158 × 230, binded in leather. The system of illustration is very complex: Each one of the 222 pages is decorated with frames, painted in gold, silver or purple, with geometrical shapes or stylized leaves: inside the frames are the pictures or the text. Moreover there are 9 pages fully liluminated; 16 half pages, 8 smaller illuminations representing the prophets, 9 big capital letters, 28 golden smaller letters and many other decorations. .

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        De quatuor linguis commentationis, pars prior; quae, de lingua hebraica: et, de lingua saxonica.

      London, J. Fletscher, 1650. 12mo (8),+ 418,+ (2),+ 72,+ (12) pp. Title printed in red and black. Contemporary full calf, spine with rasied bands, marbled edges. Slight crack in upper front hinge and foot of spine. Old ink annotation on front fly-leaf. From the library of Ericsberg, with its book plate. ESTC R10985. All published. The second part, with Greek and Latin, was never issued. The second pagination contains William Somner's annotated version of Lipsius' glossary. One leaf with a chart of the Saxon alphabet. First edition. Méric Casaubon (1599-1671), the son of the famous classical scholar Isaac Casaubon, followed in his fathers footstep. Educated in England and in favour of James I he settled in Canterbury. During the Civil War he had an offer from queen Christina of Sweden to be inspector of the Swedish universities, but he declined. Beside his classical studies he had an interest in the study of Anglo-Saxon, which he shared with his friends William Somner and Edward Stillingfleet

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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 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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        Totius Iutiæ Generalis Accurata delincatio. Håndkoloreret kobberstik.

      Amsterdam ca. 1650. 43,7 x 55,8 cm. Pænt og rent eksemplar.. Hollænderen Janssonius' partielle danmarkskort, der dækker Jylland, Als, Fyn med omliggende øer, og Sjælland. Dekoreret med sejlskibe. I nederste venstre hjørne den dekorative titelkartouche. Johs. Janssonius (1596-1664) er det andet store navn i katografiens historie i 1600-tallet. Siden sin tidligste ungdom havde han beskæftiget sig med at tegne kort og i 1633 blev han optaget i svogeren Hendrik Hondius' firma. Samme år udgave de et Mercator-Hondius Atlas og fra da af var de i voldsom konkurrence med Janson Willem Blaeu. Janssonius havde en filial på Børsen i København og han grundlagde et bogtrykkeri i Stockholm. Makholm 28. Bramsen 86

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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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        Danmarckis rigis krønicke.

      (1)-2. Köpenhamn, Joachims Moltkens, 1650-55. Folio. Grav. extra titelblad,+ (18),+ 554,+ (4),+ 555-676, 676-841,+ (6),+ 114,+ (55); (11),+ 842-960,+ (6),+ 961-1068, 1067-1092,+ (10),+ 1093-1236,+ (blank),+ (4),+ 1237-1394,+ (7),+ 1395-1549, 1551-1555,+ (blank),+ (328) s.+ grav. porträtt,+ utvikbar grav. plansch,+ 4 delade utvikbara tryckta tabeller. Det graverade titelbladet med liten lagning nedtill, liten lagning av hörn s. 575 och 1400, ful fläck med litet hål och bokstavsförlust sid. 1049-1050, brunfläckig sid. 1177-1180, bläckstänk s. 1371 samt enstaka småfläckar. Enstaka äldre marginalanteckningar med bläck, eventuellt av Götlin. Välbevarat hfrbd från mitten av 1700-talet, guldornerad rygg med upphöjda bind och beige titeletikett. Med Eric Götlins namnteckning samt ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Warmholtz 3024. Bibl. danica III, sp. 13. Thesaurus 498. Carlander II, s. 726f. & III s. 564ff. Andra och sammanslagna upplagan av Huitfelds stora krönika över de danska medeltids- och renässanskungarna. Originalen utkom i 10 delar i kvarto mellan 1595 och 1604. Det graverade titelbladet, förställande Dan I och Kristian II med Fredrik III i en medaljong, är graverat av H. A. Greys, medan porträttet av Huitfelt är graverat av A. Haelweg. Planschen med Danmarks kungar har här 103 stycken kungar och slutar med Fredrik III. Vissa exemplar har senare försetts med även Kristian V. Textmässigt är detta en sämre utgåva än den första, och den är ofta tryckt på dåligt papper, så dock ej här. Warmholtz framhåller dock dess utförliga register, och att många svenska historiker använt sig av honom, dock ej "... med den försigtighet och granskning, som vederbort". Arild Huitfeld (1546-1609) var dansk historiker och statsman. Han föddes i Norge och blev 1586 riksråd och rikskansler. Hans stora verk om de danska kungarna var länge normgivande för uppfattningen av den danska historien. Eric Götlin (1744-1820) var numismatiker och historiker, professor i vältalighet vid Uppsala universitet och prefekt för universitetets mynt- och medaljsamling åren 1781-1820. Han presiderade för ett antal avhandlingar i numismatik. Hans boksamling såldes efter hans död på auktion i Uppsala

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        Map: Dania Regnum in quo sunt Ducatus Holsatia et Slesucium Insulae DanicE et ProvinciE, Iutia, Scania, Blekingia et Hallandia

      n.p.: Frederick de Wit c. 1650 n.p.: Frederick de Wit, c. 1650. (DENMARK) 23 x 20 inches. Contemporary Coloring. With Wonderful Cartouche Upper Right. About Fine. Framed and glazed

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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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        [MANUSCRIPT LETTER, SIGNED WITH THE ROYAL SIGN MANUAL, TO THE VICEROY OF NEW SPAIN, CONCERNING ADMIRAL PORTER CASANATE'S EXPEDITIONS TO THE GULF OF CALIFORNIA]

      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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        L'Istrie

      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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