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        Tabula itineraria ex illustri Peuntigerorum bibliotheca quae Augustae Vindelicorum beneficio Marci Velseri Septem Viri Augustani in lucem edita

      Amsterdam 1650 - 4 fogli, incisione in rame, ogni foglio mm 390x500 per complessivi mm 390x2000 se uniti.La Tavola Peuntigeriana, celeberrima carta itineraria romana, il cui originale su pergamena (lungo quasi 7 metri) Ë ora a Vienna, fu scoperta nel 1507 da Conrad Celtis, umanista viennese, e da lui ceduta a Konrad Peutinger, consigliere ed editore dell'imperatore Massimiliano, per essere pubblicata. La carta, proprio per il fatto di esser stata disegnata su pergamena arrotolata fu realizzata grazie ad un enorme schiacciamento e non permette una realistica rappresentazione ma deve esser considerato come una specie di diagramma conoscendo distanze e strade. Fu realizzata probabilmente dopo il 200 d.C., ma quella rinvenuta da Celtis Ë una copia del XII-XIII secoloLa prima edizione a stampa fu realizzata (1598) da Abraham Ortelius per il suo Parergon, il primo atlante storico mai concepito; successivamente una nuova lastra venne preparata da Jansszon ed inserita nel volume del mondo antico (vol. VI) del suo Atlas Major e poi in "Accuratissimia Orbis Antiqui Delineatio" col testo di G. Hornius, stampato come volume singolo. Ogni foglio riporta due sezioni del rotolo che, qui ricreato, avrebbe dimensioni mm 185x4000 circa). Ottime condizioni generali, ampi margini e lieve arrossamento della carta. Janssonius, genero di Jodocus Hondius e cognato di Henricus Hondius, figlio di Jodocus, collaborÚ alla pubblicazione di atlanti, dopo l'acquisizione delle lastre di Mercatore da parte di Jodocus e dal 1638 fu in effetti colui che guidÚ l'impresa editoriale, mentre Henricus Hondius lentamente abbandonava l'attivit? (dal 1646 il suo nome non apparir? pi? su alcun frontespizio); divenne cosÏ il grande avversario della famiglia Blaeu nel secolo d'oro della cartografia olandese. Georg Horn fu un erudito tedesco, autore di numerose opere storiche, fra cui anche del testo per l'atalnte storico di Janssonius. Shirley 212 (Ortelius); Shirley 393. Copper engraving, 4 sheets, each mm 390x500 (390x2000 if conjoined). The map was first printed in Ortelius' Parergon in 1598 and then, with new engraved plates, in the historical atlas (vol. VI of the Atlas Major) by Jansson and later in G. Hornius' "Accuratissimia Orbis Antiqui Delineatio".The Peutinger Table is a map of the Roman road network completed and revised between 250 and 500 A.D. The only surviving manuscript is in the possession of the Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek in Vienna--it was made in 1265 by a monk in Colmar. Its name derives from Konrad Peutinger, its owner around the time of Velser's publication.Peutinger's manuscript is in 12 sections but only 11 have survived--the first section is lacking, likely containing both Britain's road networks and the original title cartouche.Shirley writes, "The form of the map is essentially that of a practical route map in strip form. There are detailed lines of roads and staging posts with the distances between them marked, but no representation of direction. Because of this, the format of the map is unfamiliar and a certain amount of study is needed to comprehend its many interesting features" (Shirley 212, the Ortelius edition).Rome, Constantinople, and Antioch (all major centres of Roman imperial power) are indicated with iconic decoration. Besides the whole of the continental Empire, the map shows the Near East, North Africa, Mesopotamia and Persia, India, Sri Lanka (as Insula Taprobane), and even an indication of China. There is a Temple of Augustus on the southwest coast of India at Muziris, a major trading port during the Roman era.Eight maps (on 4 sheets) make up the famous Peutinger Table, or a Roman road map of the world. The map depicts the imperial roads and posts within the Roman Empire throughout Europe, North Africa and Asia as far as Toprobana (Sri Lanka). Based on the original manuscript, these maps were first popularized by Ortelius in 1598. They became a significant part of his great historical atlas. Jansson's version is nearly identical to tha

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        Fvrstlicher Lvstgarten zv Stvettgartt.",

      um 1650. - Ansicht des Renaissancegartens mit dem Alten Schloss, der Stiftskirche und dem Neuen Lusthaus. Kupferstich mit Legende (1-12) von M. Merian, um 1650. 23 x 34 cm. - Bis auf den Rand beschnitten, sauber, einige Stellen fachmännisch restauriert; der Titel in den Himmelsbereich montiert. - Entspricht in der Größe nicht der Nr. 13621 bei Fauser. Zählt zu den Einzelblättern Merians, die nicht in den Ansichtenwerken veröffentlicht wurden. - Sehr selten! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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        \"Fvrstlicher Lvstgarten zv Stvettgartt.\",

       um 1650. Ansicht des Renaissancegartens mit dem Alten Schloss, der Stiftskirche und dem Neuen Lusthaus. Kupferstich mit Legende (1-12) von M. Merian, um 1650. 23 x 34 cm. - Bis auf den Rand beschnitten, sauber, einige Stellen fachmännisch restauriert; der Titel in den Himmelsbereich montiert. - Entspricht in der Größe nicht der Nr. 13621 bei Fauser. Zählt zu den Einzelblättern Merians, die nicht in den Ansichtenwerken veröffentlicht wurden. - Sehr selten! Versand D: 5,50 EUR Graphik, Deutschland, Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Renaissancegarten

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        Il suicidio di Didone

      1650 - 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 460 330mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Historia naturalis de exanguibus aquaticis. Libri IV. Cum figuris aeneis.

      - Frankfurt am Main, M. Merian, 1650. Folio (34.2 x 20.8 cm). 78, [i] pp. 18 [of 20] engraved plates. Later paper boards, spine with printed paper label.l This is the first edition of the fourth book of Jonston's famous "Historia Naturalis", usually not found separately but, rather, combined with the fishes and other water-bound vertebrates. The complete work depicted all known animals and this is the single part devoted to marine invertebrates. This copy includes the fine plates of all Mollusca and Crustacea. Linnaeus and others later employed many of the names used here for their genera. The last two plates, not included, are on holothurians (Echinodermata). Complete copies are very rare. Some faint water stains in a corner, but most engravings with a strong impression and clean. In all, a good copy. Nissen ZBI, 2135. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nicolai Lancicii e Societate Jesu (Iesu) Opusculorum Spiritualium (Opuscula Spiritualia), Tomus Primus + Tomus Secundus. 2 Bände / Volumes.

      Antverpiae (Antwerpen), Apud Iacobum Meursium 1650. (16)/838/(26), (12)/937/(37) S., Gr.4° (ca. 19,5 x 29,5 cm), gebunden in spätere Halbledereinbände / bound in later half calf, Bibliotheksexemplar (Jesuitenbibliothek) mit Resten eines Rückenschildes und Stempeln (entwidmet), Einbände berieben und bestoßen, Außengelenke teils etwas eingerissen, Vorsatzblätter erneuert, Papier gebräunt und teils stock-/braunfleckig, Seiten im Randbereich teils mit altem Wasserrand, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Text in Latein / ex-library copy with rests of a label on spine and stamps (Jesuits library), binding rubbed / bumped, some joints with a tear, new preliminary pages, paper browned and partially foxed, pages at the margin partially waterstained, else good, text in Latin, Versand D: 4,90 EUR

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        Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau, "Bolswaert".

      - Kupferstich aus Blaeu ( Städtebuch ), um 1650, 38,5 x 52

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        24 etched designs for cartouches and other ornaments. Etched text on first plate: All'; Ill.mo Sig.r Fran.co Bandini. Humilissimo servitore Giovan Batista Paganelli DD. Agost.o Mitelli In Ventor [sic]

      [Milan: Giovanni Battista Paganelli, 1650. Sheet size 267 x 195 mm. 24 unnumbered plates of etchings after Mitelli by an unknown engraver, including title etching, on stubs. Platemarks: 241/ 246 x 166/168 mm. Most printed in brown ink (bistre). Watermarks: six-pointed star (cf. Briquet 6033) or no watermark. First plate slightly soiled and with small repaired patch at top and short repaired tear at bottom, 7th plate torn & repaired along inner platemark just affecting top of image, small stain at top of penultimate plate, lower platemark of pl. [15] shaved. Modern marbled boards. Plates numbered 210-233 in early ink.*** A complete set of a rare and previously overlooked edition of a suite of 24 etchings reproducing Mitelli's first series of decorative "cartouches" or frames. Father of Giuseppe Maria Mitelli, Mitelli père was an influential practitioner of the illusionistic painting technique known as quadratura painting. Several suites of prints were published after his drawings of architectural design and ornament: "three sets of cartouches and the Freggi [dell'architettura, a suite of 24 etched friezes]. His first set of twenty-four etched cartouches appeared in Bologna in 1636 ... [the etchings] were probably influenced by Agostino Tassi's prominent cartouches in the Sala de' Corazieri in the Quirinal palace.... Although Mitelli has been credited with originating the asymmetrical cartouche ... and his cartouches may well have been a point of departure for Stefano della Bella's Capricci (1646), his influence remains to be studied" (Millard). While art historians attribute the etching of all but this first series to Mitelli himself, only the Freggi can securely be attributed to him. Published descriptions of the various editions of the present series of 24 cartouche designs, none of which were etched by Mitelli himself, have been wildly inaccurate; in part because sets often mix etchings from different editions. Our copy consists of a uniform or "pure" series of plates. Published in Milan for the Milanese publisher Giovanni Battista Paganelli or Paganello, and dedicated to Bandini, Archbishop of Siena, the edition has only recently been recognized* as an original edition (Series II), printed from new plates. Executed for Paganelli ca. 1651-1654 by an anonymous engraver, the etchings are reverse copies of those published in Bologna (Series I) in 1636, for the print-publisher Agostino Parisini (with a dedication to Count Francesco Maria Zambeccari). The Parisini suite itself reproduces drawings by Mitelli, executed ca. 1634 in black chalk and brown ink. Only two complete drawings survive, in a private collection in France; another partial drawing in the Metropolitan Museum, dated to ca. 1609/10, shows a vertical section of the 7th plate (Accession no. 57.581.53). In the 1640s the Roman publisher Giovanni Giacomo Rossi in Rome acquired the Parisini plates and re-issued them with what appears to be a reworked state of plate 1, adding his own imprint (Series Ia). Sets of Parisini's Bolognese plates also appear occasionally with a title etching or supplemental etching by Mitelli's son Giuseppe: originally produced and published in Perugia in 1653 as a wedding invitation for the marriage of Anna Colonna and Duke Paolo Spinola in Genoa, the couple's arms and the text were erased from the plate for the issue that appears with the Parisini series, a fact which led bibliographers to incorrectly describe a ghost edition supposedly published in Perugia. The present Milanese edition is therefore one of only two early independent editions of etchings reproducing Mitelli's designs, each by a different anonymous engraver. The artistic quality of the present etchings is absolutely comparable to the Bolognese series. The suite is quite rare: the only institutional copies of this Milanese edition are held at the Bibliotheca Palatina in Parma and the Victoria and Albert Museum (lacking one plate). Two later versions, also in reverse, copying either Series I or II, were engraved in France, where Mitelli's sensibility resonated hugely, and published by the print dealers Paul Roussel and Pierre Mariette; the French series are easily recognizable for their markedly inferior quality. The first etching of the series shows an archway onto ancient ruins with a perspectival view of trees and in the background a town with a broken tower; the dedication is inscribed on a frieze of broken entablature in the foreground. Some of the plates contain two or three compartments with a cartouche and other ornamental motifs, and three plates are devoted to purely ornamental fantasies of sprays, volutes, vases, etc. The slightly asymmetrical cartouches incorporate volutes, ribbons, shells, grotesques, mermaids, dolphins, cornucopiae, garlands, leafy branches, snarling lions and putti; most are empty but a few contain further decoration; some are set between pillars or below cornices or statues. All seem to be swaying in a soft baroque wind and the overall effect is hypnotic. That the suite was actually used as a "pattern book" by artists appears doubtful. Cf. Berlin Katalog 562 (Parisini ed.); Guilmard, Maîtres ornemanistes, p. 314, no. 26 (1st para.); Ubisch, Katalog der Ornamentstichsammlung Städtisches Kunstgewerbemuseum zu Leipzig, p. 78 (23 pl., edition unknown). Cf. Millard Architectural Collection / Italian p. 229. *Thanks to Olivier Walas, member of an international team preparing a new study of Agostino Mitelli's Genoese period, for his generous help and corrections concerning the identification of this edition.

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        De Vera Typographiæ Origine Parænesis . .

      Parisiis: Ex Officina Roberti Ballard, 1650, 1650. First edition. Bigmore & Wyman, Bibliography of Printing, vol. 2, page 37; Arthur Freeman, Bibliotheca Fictiva, 359. Vellum a little soiled and worn; some slight smudges and stains in the text; very good copy.. 4to, contemporary vellum. Woodcut title-page vignette, two head pieces, two tail pieces, one initial letter and one full engraving in the text. Half-title present. An early example of "bibliographical forgery" in which its author, Jacques Mentel, "forged documentary evidence to prove that his alleged ancestor, Johann Mentelin of Strasssburg, anticipated Gutenberg in the invention of movable type" - Freeman. To add legitimacy to the text, Mentel dedicated his work to antiquarian and scholar Bernard van Mallinckrodt. Johann Mentelin was an important German printer who flourished between 1458-78. Duplicate tag and early ink shelf mark of an unidentified library on the front free endpaper.

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        An easy and compendious introduction for reading all sorts of histories: contrived in a more facile way then heretofore hathy been published . the second edition corrected and augmented, and three full indexes added.

      Leonard Lichfield . to be sold by Thomas Robinson, Oxford 1650 - Small 4to, pp. [8], 351, [38]; title-page printed in red and black and withing woodcut border, tables in the textfull contemporary calf rebacked. A summary guidebook, published posthumously, and likely edited by his father, John Prideaux, Bishop of Worcester, to the ecclesiastical and political history of the ancient world, up to and including the Stuarts and Tudors. There were six editions published from 1648 to 1682. Wing 3440.

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        Gesamtansicht ('Tonningen').

      - kolorierter Kupferstich v. Julius Milheusser b. Rambout van den Hoeye in Amsterdam, dat. 1650, 40 x 50 Klose-Martius 5. - Sehr seltene Ansicht und größte bekannte Ansicht von Tönning aus dem 1700 Jahrhundert. - Insgesamt sind 6 große Ansichten bekannt; davon 3 aus dem 1900 Jahrhundert. - Das Blatt mit 2 Wappen u. Banderole im Himmel. - Unter der Ansicht Legende.

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

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

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        Les oeuvres Les nouvelles oeuvres EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Augustin Courbe, 1650. Fine. Chez Augustin Courbe, à Paris 1650 - 1658, Fort in-4 (16,5x23cm), (30) 709p. (1) 210p. (17) (1bc.) ; (8) 173pp. (5), relié. - first edition of the car works and second edition of New works. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition des Oeuvres (et première chez Courbe qui venait de récupérer le privilège) de Voiture et édition originale des Nouvelles oeuvres. Deux vignettes de titre par Picart. Un beau portrait par Champaigne. Reliure en plein veau écailles du XVIIIe. Dos à nerfs joliment orné de fleurons et d'étoiles, roulette en queue. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Triple filet d'encadrement su les plats. Dentelle intérieure. Tranches marbrées. Restaurations fines en coins et coiffes. Frottements. Premier feuillets jaunis avec petites mouillures marginales. Larges jaunissures sur les feuillets préliminaires des Nouvelles oeuvres. Voiture (1597-1648) fut toute sa vie un galant et un courtisan, brillant dans les salons et jouant aux jeux. Son talent épistolaire lui valut de mettre longtemps en France la prose à la mode, et ses poésies excellent dans le ton maniériste et précieux, même s'il sait tour à tour être trivial quand il le faut. C'est un personnage incontournable de la scène littéraire du début du XVIIe, un vrai personnage de Molière. Voiture, c'est tout d'abord un style, non seulement dans ses lettres (Lettres amoureuses) et ses poésies mais également dans sa prose, voir pour exemple les délicieuses Métamorphoses. Ses œuvres furent à l'image de l'homme, galant, enseignant le beau langage et les belles manières aux habitués de l'hôtel de Rambouillet. Sa renommée fut très grande durant son siècle et il demeure un emblème pour le XVIIème siècle.  

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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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        Heidelberg, anno 1650, Merian Matthäus

      Merian Matthäus, 1593-1650 - Heidelberg, anno 1650, Merian Matthäus: "Wahre Contrafactur der Churfürstlichen Residentz Statt Heidelberg.", 24,5x35,5 cm., gering gebräunt. Referenz: Fauser, Nr. 5567 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Printed by J.F. for John Williams .., 1650-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. [12], 434 [i.e. 447], [1], 202, [21] p. : maps, plans.1st ed. Folio, modern calf, gilt-lettered spine. With frontis, engraved title-page and 26 (of 28) double-page folding maps and plans. Missing plate: "Jewish Habits." Hint of dampstain to upper right corner and edge for first 1/3 of book. Scattered spotting. Old library stamp on margin of title page. Modern endpapers. This curious and singular work is not a mere geographical work, but contains many things relating to Jewish antiquities, and to the manners and customs of the people" (Lowndes, 848). A Pisgah view of Palestine is a reference to Moses' view, from Mt. Pisgah of the Holy land where he was not permitted to enter. Fuller's book provides a contemporary and comparable work to Milton's works. Hopkins describes Fuller's atlas as the first English bible Atlas (169 p.) Fuller used three engravers, John Goddard, Robert Vaughan and W. Marshall and maintained a uniform style. Fuller attempted to use the maps as a primary teaching tool to enlighten. "Fuller's Pisgah Sight of Palestine: A Seventeenth-Century Bible Atlas" Hopkins: THE EVANGELICAL QUARTERLY, Vol. LIV No. 3 July-September, 1982 {"Thomas Fuller's "Pisgah-Sight of Palestine" as a Comment on the Politics of Its Time, Florence Sandler, Huntington Library Quarterly, Vol. 41, No. 4 (Aug., 1978), pp. 317-343" Wing F2455. Gibson SVIII:1. Cox I:208.

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        [A series of 4 Chinese drawings]. [China, ca. 1650/60?]. Colour drawings (3 ca. 28 x 18 cm, the 4th cut down to 16.5 x 17.5 cm), apparently showing Manchurian scenes.

      A series of 4 colour drawings of Manchurian(?) scenes. All mounted on Dutch paper probably from the period 1650-1660. The paper of the drawings themselves ranges, in three cases, from 27 x 16 cm to 30 x 19.5 cm; the fourth has been cut down to 16.5 x 17.5 cm. The drawings show the following (all outdoor scenes):1) a dignitary on horseback, with his attendant on foot carrying a parasol.2) 2 ladies, 1 holding the other's sleeve, with a flowering tree and an octagonal stone basin(?).3) a lady with a flowering plant in a basket, with a deer at her side.4) 2 ladies: 1 with a fan; the other leaning on a table with a vase of flowers.All 4 backed with matching European paper watermarked with a 7-point foolscap above "4" and 3 balls. The closest matches in the literature, Laurentius 431-437 (especially 431 and 435), date from 1651 to 1658.

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        De bello Belgico : the history of the Low-Countrey warres

      Humphrey Mosley, 1650-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Fine binding. Bound in full leather. Gilt ruled with 5 raised bands. Red leather spine label. Fine binding and cover. Hand made marbling paper end pages. Early signature of Daniel Harvey, 1651. (Presumed to be Sir Daniel Harvey, 1631 – 1672. MP, diplomat and English Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire from 1668 to 1672.) 4to. [360] pages, [14] leaves of plates : portraits ; 29 cm. Hand written list of portraits on rear end page. Old damp stain to bottom margin of a few pages. Wing S5777. 1st English ed.

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        De Bello Belgico The History of the Low-Countrey Warres

      London: for Humphrey Moseley, 1650, 1650. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. 1 vol., folio, 11-1/2" x 7-5/8", (v)144,84,58,24pp(xii), complete with the 14 engraved portrait plates, some minor foxing but generally clean and bright throughout. Bound in full contemporary paneled calf over cords, rebacked at an earlier date, gilt lettered red morocco spine label, hinges rubbed but fine, head and foot of spine fine, overall a VERY GOOD copy. Wing S5777 Famiano Strada (1572-1649) was an Italian Jesuit historian who wrote "De Bello Belgico" in Latin in 1602, although it was not published until 1632. Playwright Sir Robert Stapylton (1607-1669) translated it into English. The book is an account of the 16th-century revolt of the Netherlands against the rule of Philip II of Spain. Stapylton translated Strada's marginal notes, adapting them to English readership.

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        Les origines de la langue françoise

      Paris: Augustin Courbé, 1650. First edition of the first French etymological dictionary, reprinted in 1694 in an enlarged edition in folio, and again in 1750 in 2 volumes folio; 4to, pp. [16], xxxviii, [2], 845, [1], [28] indexes, approbation, and errata; engraved vignette title page after Picart; 19th century quarter brown calf over marbled boards; edges rubbed and a bit worn, but in all a good, sound copy. Menage (1613-1692), "a man of vast erudition and keen intuition," was one of the few in his day who had first hand knowledge of Old French and the early stages of other Romance languages (which he had gleaned from his studies of law and early legal documents) and was uniquely qualified to carry out such an etymological undertaking. But his sarcasm lead to his expulsion from the French Academy; he had many enemies and suffered under the satire of Moliere and Boileau (see Holmes, History of the French Language, 1938, p. 90; and Ency. Brit., 11th ed).

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        Historia naturalis de exanguibus aquaticis. Libri IV. Cum figuris aeneis.

      Frankfurt am Main, M. Merian, 1650. Folio (34.2 x 20.8 cm). 78, [i] pp. 18 [of 20] engraved plates. Later paper boards, spine with printed paper label.l This is the first edition of the fourth book of Jonston's famous "Historia Naturalis", usually not found separately but, rather, combined with the fishes and other water-bound vertebrates. The complete work depicted all known animals and this is the single part devoted to marine invertebrates. This copy includes the fine plates of all Mollusca and Crustacea. Linnaeus and others later employed many of the names used here for their genera. The last two plates, not included, are on holothurians (Echinodermata). Complete copies are very rare. Some faint water stains in a corner, but most engravings with a strong impression and clean. In all, a good copy. Nissen ZBI, 2135.

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        Eremo di Camaldoli

      1650 - Acquaforte e bulino, circa 1650. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, con margini, minime ossidazioni all’angolo superiore destro per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. L’opera raffigura l'Eremo di Camaldoli che si trova nei pressi dell'omonima località, in provincia di Arezzo. Fu fondato da San Romualdo nei primi anni dell'XI secolo ed è la casa madre della Congregazione benedettina dei camaldolesi. L’opera non risulta nei repertori da noi consultati. Stilisticamente sembrerebbe relativa alla metà del XVII secolo, tuttavia una data abrasa ma ancora leggibile "1664" appare in basso a sinistra. Nel 1663 Johannes Blaeu realizza una veduta che include nel suo Theatrum Italiae , con degli spazi bianchi al posto dei cartigli decorativi agli angoli inferiori, che sembra chiaramente derivare da questa opera. Probabile quindi che la lastra sia databile alla metà del’600 e che abbia avuto più tirature. Molto rara. Dimensioni 510x375. Etching and engraving, circa 1650. Beautiful proof, printed on contemporary laid paper without watermark, with margins, minimum oxidation upper right corner otherwise in excellent condition. The work represents the Hermitage of Camaldoli which is located near the homonymous town, in the province of Arezzo. It was founded by St. Romuald in the early eleventh century and is the parent company of the Benedictine Congregation of Camaldoli. The work is not in the repertoires that we consulted. Stylistically, it would appear on the mid-seventeenth century, however, a date abraded but still readable "1664" appears in the lower left. In 1663 Johannes Blaeu creates a view that includes in his Theatrum Italiae with whitespace instead of decorative scrolls at the bottom corners, which seems clearly to be derived from this work. Therefore likely that the plate is dated to the middle '600 and has had more runs. Very rare. Size 510x375. Dimensioni [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Historiæ Danicæ libri II. Qvi res memoratu dignas complectuntur in Dania gestas regnante Christiano tertio, ab anno Christi 1550 ad annum 1559. Opus posthumum.

      - Soroe, Henricus Crusius, 1650. 4:o. (16),+ 123,+ (12) s. Lagerfläckig. Välbevarat samtida pergamentband med fint handtextad titel i bläck på ryggen. Fint exemplar. Bibl. Danica III, sp. 54. Thesaurus 667. Den lärde historikern och bibliofilen Stephanus Stephanius (1599-1650) är idag kanske mest känd som Saxoutgivare. Han var professor vid Sorö akademi. Detta verk om Danmarks historia under slutet av Kristian III utgavs efter författarens död av Johannes Svaning. Det är en fortsättning på Johannes Meursius outgivna historia om Kristian III, först tryckt år 1746, och texten inkorporerades 1737 i Krags Annalium om Kristian III (s. 371-462).

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        De Rachitide sive Morbo Puerili, qui Volgò The Rickets Dicitur, Tractatus...Adscitis in Operis Societatem Georgio Bate, & Ahasuero Regemortero Medicinae quoque Doctoribus, & pariter Sociis Collegii Medicorum Londinensium.

      London:: G. Du-gard for L. Sadler & R. Beaumont, 1650.. 8vo. [16], 416 pp. Woodcut illustrations. Cont. speckled calf, sides ruled in blind, brown leather spine stamped spine label. Complete with the preliminary leaf signed "A" (otherwise blank). Armorial bookplate of Honorable Sir William Irby, of Boston, Lincolnshire, Bart. The Jack Pincus copy, from his library. A splendid copy. FIRST EDITION of "ONE OF THE GLORIES OF ENGLISH MEDICINE." - D.N.B. THIS BOOK IS THE FIRST FULL ACCOUNT OF THE CHILDHOOD DISEASE RICKETS, AND ONE OF THE VERY FIRST WORKS ON PEDIATRIC MEDICINE TO BE PUBLISHED IN ENGLAND. "All writers on the diseases of children agree in their admiration of this book. Its 416 pages are full of original observation. The propositions arrived at are stated in a scholastic manner, and some of the accompanying hypotheses are associated with physiological doctrines now forgotten, but these are not mixed up with the observations of patients during life and after death, which make the book a work of permanent value." - D.N.B., VII, p. 1316. A fine copy of an extremely rare book on the market. It is interesting to note that Dr. John Martin, in his long book collecting career, never obtained a copy. Garrison-Morton 3729. Still, The History of Paediatrics, pp. 214-27.

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        LITHUANIA, LITAUEN 1650 BLAEU Titel: Magni Ducatus Lithuaniae et Regionum Adiacentium exacta Descriptio : [Gewidmet] Nicolai Christophori Radziwil / Opera, cura et impensis olim facta, ac nunc denuo hac forma edita a I. Blaeu

      [Amsterdam] J. Blaeu ca. 1650 Landkarte, map, original Kupferstich, Maßstab in graph. Form (Milliaria magna, Milliaria mediocria). - Titelkartusche oben links, Wappen oben rechts, Verlegeradresse unten links; 52 x 43 cm mit hinterlegeten EinrissenVersand D: 9,00 EUR

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        Historiae naturalis e quadrupeditus libri [I], de quadrupetibus, libri II [AND] III de insectis [AND] de serpentibus, libri V de piscubus et cetis [AND] IV, de exanguibus aquaticis, Libri VI. De avibus. [Complete].

      - Frankfurt am Main, Matthias Merian, 1650-1653. Six parts in four. Folio (32.6 x 19.6 cm) with 249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages (four resembling frontispieces, engraved by Matthias Merian). Part I (no date, but 1650) 232 [iv] pp., 80 plates; Part III (AND) Part II (1653) 200, [vii]; 40, [iii] pp., 40 [28, 12] plates; Part V (no date, but 1650) (AND) part IV (1650) 228; 78; [xii] pp., 67 [47, 20] plates; Part VI (1650). 227, [vii] pp. 62 plates. Contemporary uniform full mottled calf. Spines with six raised bands, compartments with rich gilt floral patterns and two green morocco labels with gilt titles.l A nice set in the rare first edition of Jonston's famous "Historiae naturalis" depicting all then "known" animals including insects, snakes, "dragons", shells, birds, etc. This is the Frankfurt edition, which is much rarer than the second edition that was printed in Amsterdam (1657). With the fine plates of such animals as an elephant with its driver, famous different horses, a stranded sperm whale, but also the more dramatic "draco's" depicted after "aldro" (Aldrovandus) and the Hydra with seven heads. Most plates are quite accurate and the animals depicted are easily identifiable to the species level. Some, however, are rather vague; perhaps composites or entirely mythological. The "serpentibus" is bound after the "insectibus", the "exanvibus aqvaticis" after the "piscibus" (as usual). The part on snakes and dragons, and the one on molluscs, have a "regular" title page with a large vignette; all the others have a frontispiece-like title page, with the title as part of the engraving. Several plates bound out of sequence. A few pates with old paper repairs. The combined index to volumes IV and V much toned. Several text pages browned, the plates usually in much better condition. Rear endpapers of volumes II, IV, V, and VI with ink annotations in an old hand. A few plate figures, and several text page margins also with additional captions in an old hand. Provenance: "Prof Rey" handwritten on a few front pastedowns and title page margins. Very few complete copies of the first edition ever came to auction and the portrait is often lacking, as in this set. In all, a nicely bound, uniform set printed on rather thin paper (as usual) with age-toning, especially in the text and margins, and other minor defects being the result of over 350 years of use, but most engravings cleaner, with a strong impression and overall a good to very good set. Dean III, pp. 264-265; Nissen IVB, 482; Nissen ZBI, 2131-2135. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Davide e Golia

      1650 - Acquaforte, databile alla metà del XVII secolo, firmata in basso a detra. Buona prova di questa rara incisione, impressa su carta coeva, con margini, piccola ossidazione al centro, in buono stato di conservazione. Bartsch 1; Le Blanc 1. Dimensioni 120x142. Etching, second half of XVII century, signed on lower right. Good impression of a rare work, printed on contemporary paper, with margins, light oxidation in the centre, in excellent condition. Bartsch 1; Le Blanc 1. Dimensions 120x142. Dimensioni [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        WOLGA. - Karte., "Nova et Accurata Wolgae Fluminis".

      Grenzkol. Kupferstich nach J. Janssonius & J. Waesberge bei Moses Pitt, um 1650, 47 x 55 cm. Die altkolorierte Karte zeigt in zwei Segmenten nebeneinander den Lauf der Wolga von Nischni Nowgorod bis zur Mündung ins Schwarze Meer bei Astrachan. - Mit drei schönen figürlichen Kartuschen. - Wohl erhalten. Europa, Landkarten, Rußland

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        LITHUANIA, LITAUEN 1650 BLAEU Titel: Magni Ducatus Lithuaniae et Regionum Adiacentium exacta Descriptio : [Gewidmet] Nicolai Christophori Radziwil / Opera, cura et impensis olim facta, ac nunc denuo hac forma edita a I. Blaeu

      J. Blaeu ca. 1650, [Amsterdam] - Landkarte, map, original Kupferstich, Maßstab in graph. Form (Milliaria magna, Milliaria mediocria). - Titelkartusche oben links, Wappen oben rechts, Verlegeradresse unten links; 52 x 43 cm mit hinterlegeten Einrissen de 500 Landkarte

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        Genio ligure risvegliato. Discorso...

      Sotto la direzione di Gio. Domenico Peri, 1650. Cm. 37, pp. (12) 204 (24) (2) 39 (5). Con bella antiporta allegorica Bloemart). Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida. dorso a nervi. Qualche forellino di tarlo a punta di spillo che si manifesta in modo più evidente (ma senza danno) alle ultime carte. Esemplare peraltro genuino e ben conservato. La presente copia possiede la curiosa particolarità di avere dipinta al piatto posteriore una scacchiera che risulta essere di dimensioni apparentemente reali. Veniva quindi utilizzato nel diciassettesimo secolo come base per partite a scacchi. Opera celebre in cui l'autore sprona i genovesi a combattere i turchi. Non comune a reperirsi completa della bella antiporta.

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        ... Magiae Naturalis libri viginti; ab ipso quidem authore adaucti, nunc vero ab infinitis, quibus editio illa scatebat mendis, optime repurgati : in quibus scientiarum naturalium diuitiae & deliciae demonstrantur : accessit index, rem omnem dilucide repraesentans, copiosissimus ...

      Rothomagi [Rouen, France]: Sumptibus Ioannis Berthelin, 1650. Rothomagi [Rouen, France]:: Sumptibus Ioannis Berthelin, 1650.. Small 8vo. [14], 662 pp. [complete] [note: 147-148 and 629-630 omitted in pagination, as originally printed]. Woodcut headpiece, initial letters, illustrations & figs. [pp. 283, 285, 286, 288, 389, 397, 399, 410, 553, 554, 573, 575, 576, 577, 580, 583, 584, 592, 608, 609; light line of waterstaining showing in a few signatures. Original full vellum with unusual four brass corner pieces (apparently later) pieces with rivets; vellum soiled, large gash in spine exposing inner lining. Early ownership inscription

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        Kattenis Rættergang med Hundene.

      1650 1650 - Huor udi foregifuis icke alleniste adskillig Kortvillighed, anlangende deris Action oc Rættergang: Men alt saadant end ocsaa henført alffuorligheds Brug. Oc under slig Poetiske Dict, denne onde arrige oc forvirrede Verden udi sin Habit oc Gestalt, affmalit, med sine Documentis oc observationibus, Huad mand deraff haffuer at lære. Prentet udi Aarhus, i Autoris Tryckeri 1650. 332 blade, alle sider i bred røskenramme. Velholdt eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt helpergament med kalligraferet titel på ryggen. Med autografer af bogens ejermand fra 1650 og fremefter. * Hans Hansen Skonning [1579-1651] virkede foruden som forfatter også som bogtrykker og klokker ved Domkirken i Århus. Da biskop Morten Madsen i 1641 afsatte ham som klokker, tog han hævn med denne satire, rettet mod forholdene i Århus. Skonning oprettede et bogtrykkeri i Aarhus ca. 1630, i 1635 fik han bevilling til at drive en papirmølle. Foruden denne virksomhed udfoldede han stor flid som forfatter. Hans i datiden mest omtalte arbejde var Kattenes Rettergang med Hundene, en dyreallegori i smag med Reinecke Voss. Det er bredt satiriske fremstillinger i dårlige knittelvers, og Skonning hævder indædt, at sandhed og retfærdighed er hjemløse i denne verden, hvor lasten triumferer. Thesaurus 644. Bibl. Danica IV, 246. Houghton no. 15.:"A contemporary of Arrebo, Skonning is today an obscure figure. In his life-time, however, he was well-known as a poet and a printer. This first edition, an allegorical verse epic with prose commentary, is a relatively rare seventeenth-century Aarhus imprint, published at the author's own printing house. Each page of text is printed within a border of type ornaments." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Un cavaliere ungherese

      1650 - Acquaforte, priva della firma dell’artista. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su carta vergata databile alla prima metà del diciottesimo secolo, rifilata alla linea marginale, in buono stato di conservazione. Etching, the artist's signature is missing. Beautiful proof, with rich tonalities, printed on laid paper datable from the first half of the eighteenth century, trimmed at the borderline, in good conditions. De Vesme/Massar 277. Dimensioni 170 170mm [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Wratislavia. Breslau

      Frankfurt: Mattheus Merian, 1650. unbound. Birds Eye View Map. Uncolored copper engraving. Image measures 11.25 x 14.25" This incredible bird's-eye view of Wroclaw or Breslau or Wratislavia by Matthaus Merian dates to 1650. It maps the historic capital of Silesia and Lower Silesia, today the largest city in Western Poland. The map is beautifully detailed noting bridges, islands, rivers, lakes, fields, and exquisitely delineated buildings with an index in the lower left and right corners listing 38 of the landmarks of the town.The map dates to the time of the Thirty Years' War, during which the city was occupied by the Saxons and Swedish troops. Silesia would later come under Prussian control in 1740. In 1806, after Napoleon's invasion and the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire which lead to the unification of Germany in 1871 and the following world wars, Silesia today has been divided into German, Austrian, Czech and Polish Silesia. Wroclaw is today seen as a unique European city of mixed heritage with Bohemian, Austrian, Prussian, and German influences and traditions.Issued in Merian's "Theatrum Europaeum". The print is in good condition with minor wear and verso repairs along the original folds and edges. Original plate mark is visible. Minor foxing and staining.The Swiss-born Matthäus Merian (1593-1650) studied in Zurich and Paris before moving to Frankfurt, where he worked as an engraver, etcher and publisher. He lived in Basel, the city he was born in, for brief periods during his lifetime. This is a beautiful example of his work.

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        ... Magiae Naturalis libri viginti; ab ipso quidem authore adaucti, nunc vero ab infinitis, quibus editio illa scatebat mendis, optime repurgati : in quibus scientiarum naturalium diuitiae & deliciae demonstrantur : accessit index, rem omnem dilucide repraesentans, copiosissimus ...

      Rothomagi [Rouen, France]:: Sumptibus Ioannis Berthelin, 1650.. Small 8vo. [14], 662 pp. [complete] [note: 147-148 and 629-630 omitted in pagination, as originally printed]. Woodcut headpiece, initial letters, illustrations & figs. [pp. 283, 285, 286, 288, 389, 397, 399, 410, 553, 554, 573, 575, 576, 577, 580, 583, 584, 592, 608, 609; light line of waterstaining showing in a few signatures. Original full vellum with unusual four brass corner pieces (apparently later) pieces with rivets; vellum soiled, large gash in spine exposing inner lining. Early ownership inscription “Ex Libris selorandri [?] ---off medcin Gesdinienoff[?]” applied to front endleaf. Internally very good. Early Latin edition of the full text of the author's expanded text containing XX books. The work was later translated into English (1658). The contents of the twenty books are (translated here): 1) Of the causes of wonderful things; 2) Of the generation of animals; 3) Of the production of new plants; 4) Of increasing household stuff; 5) Of changing metals; 6) Of counterfeiting gold; 7) Loadstone; 8) Of Strange Cures; 9) Of Beautifying Women; 10) Distillation; 11) Perfuming; 12) Of Artificial Fires; 13) Of Tempering Steel; 14) Of Cookery; 15) Of Fishing & Hunting; 16) Of Invisible Writing; 17) Of Strange Glasses; 18) Of Statick Experiments; 19) Of Pneumatick Experiments; 20) Of the Chaos. ¶ “From 1574 to 1580 Della Porta was repeatedly interrogated by inquisitors, and the publication of his writings was prohibited. Jean Bodin, in his Démonomanie des sorciers (1580), accuses Della Porta of being a ‘poisonous sorcerer' and goes on to attack Agrippa. Among the various followers of Paracelsus, Jacques Gohory, denounced Della Porta. As Massimo L. Bianchi has recently demonstrated, Della Porta was up to date on Paracelsus' ideas, although perhaps only through his followers. As if this were not enough, Thomas Erastus, a Protestant critic of Paracelsism, spoke out against Della Porta as well – which leads one to believe that the last two accusations were also reactions against his chemical experiments. This onslaught forced Della Porta, at the height of his fame, to cease published for several years.” – Zambelli, p. 28. ¶ “Natural Magic was revised and considerably expanded throughout the author's lifetime.” The text contents include: I: natural phenomena; II: medicinal preparations; III: alchemy, metallurgy, glass; IV: optics, a chapter on the camera obscura (the first known full description). ¶ A large part of Porta's philosophical speculation is contained in the two versions of his Magia naturalis (1558, 1589), crystallized in the persona of the natural magus. Porta seeks to avoid all religious topics, as well as even the remotest hint of ceremonial magic; other than in the third book of Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa of Nettesheim's (1486–1535) De occulta Philosophia, for instance, there are no instructions for prayers, fasting, or invocations (Klaassen 2013). Porta's magic is thus less a way to improve one's own mind or to communicate with divine forces, and more a means to manipulate objects and human beings with crafty tricks. Porta developed this secular approach to magic in the face of ecclesiastical prosecution, for it seems that he was condemned for exercising ceremonial magic (Zambelli 2007). Porta's magus is a decidedly male figure who unites the physical dexterity of the trickster, the experience of the alchemist, the erudition of the humanist, the astrologer's command of mathematics, and the intuitive knowledge of the psychic medium in order to embody a superhuman, ideal man capable of manipulating everything and everybody. The magus must be talented, rich, educated, and hard-working; magic is the most noble part of philosophy for Porta (Magia 1558: bk. 1, ch. 2). Instead of a priest or metaphysician in quest of the divine—as in Pico della Mirandola or John Dee—(Harkness 1999), Porta's magus is thus depicted as an artifex (a craftsman or mastermind) who knows how to manipulate the natural and occult properties of certain bodies. Here, the attractive power a magnet exercises on iron is taken as a paradigm: the speculation is that all bodies have an inherent property to attract certain other bodies (Copenhaver 1991, 2007). According to Porta, these qualities are occult because their workings cannot be grasped by our intellect. Yet he infers that occult properties derive from formal, not material causes—partly because a very small quantity of matter often may have an enormous effect (Magia 1558: bk. 1, ch. 8). ¶ Magic is therefore a specific science of natural objects (animals, herbs, stones), the servant or minister of nature; in Porta's characteristic definition of natural magic, just as a peasant prepares the soil to help nature produce its marvelous effects, so the natural magus prepares matter in a special way to allow its natural (but nevertheless occult) properties to appear. Structurally, this magic is a form of applied Platonist metaphysics—in Ernst Cassirer's words, an emanatist form of physics (“emanatistische Form der Physik” Cassirer 2002 [1926]: 128). In reasoning highly reminiscent of Marsilio Ficino's (1433–1499) cosmology in the De via coelitus comparanda and the De amore, Porta maintains that in the strict hierarchical order of Creation the transcendent forms are directly affiliated with God; they are projected into the world in various manifestations, first into the Angels (or daemons), subsequently into the soul, and ultimately into qualities (qualitates) via the elements, again of celestial origin, as their instruments shape matter (Magia 1558: bk. 1, ch. 4).” – Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. ¶ “Porta's first book, published in 1558 as Magiae naturalis, was a treatise on the secrets of nature, which he began collecting when he was fifteen. The secrets are arranged in four books, and the conception implied in the title is that natural magic is the perfection of natural philosophy and the highest science. This small collection of secrets constituted the basis of a twenty-book edition of the Magiae naturalis published in 1589, which is Porta's best known work and the basis of his reputation. It is an extraordinary hodgepodge of material representing that unique combination of curiosity and credulity common in the late Renaissance. But combined with the author's insatiable desire for the marvelous and apparently miraculous is a serious attempt to define and describe natural magic and some refined application of both mathematical and experimental techniques in science.” – DSB, XI, pp. 96. ¶ Giambattista della Porta, noted Neapolitan mathematician and natural philosopher, overshadowed only by Galileo in the work of Renaissance science, had a wide range of scientific and literary interests. There are demonstrated by his numerous published works. His most famous and best remembered are those on natural magic, optics, refraction and the telescope. He was also a member of the outstanding literary academy of Naples, Altomare, and the founder of the Accademia de' Secreti (Secrets of Nature). Later, he became a member of the famous Accademia dei Lincei, as well as other lesser known literary academies in Naples. His dabbling in pseudo-scientific and occult sciences caused his works to be banned by the Inquisition in 1592, which was lifted in 1598. Thorndike points out that Della Porta was either adept at escaping “serious molestation or punishment by submission or by influence in high places.” – Thorndike, v.6, p. 156. ¶ See [most referring to 1558 first ed.]: DSB; Duveen p. 481 (1651 ed.); Mottelay, pp. 72-75; Partington, II, p. 17; Poggendorff, II, p. 505; Wellcome, I [not mentioning this ed.]; Wolf, History of Science, I, pp. 544-545. See: Lynn Thorndike, A History of Magic and Experimental Science, volume 6, p. 156; Paola Zambelli, White Magic, Black Magic in the European Renaissance. Brill, 2007; Steven P. Marrone, A History of Science, Magic and Belief: From Medieval to Early Modern Europe. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Education, 2015, pp. 202-204; Kristie Macrakis, Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies: The Story of Invisible Ink from Herodotus to al-Qaeda. Yale University Press, 2014.

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        Physiomathematica, sive Colestis Philosophia .

      Giovan Battista Malatesta,, milano, 1650 - In 4° (21,8 x 17). Pp. (16), 323, (1). Stupenda antiporta allegorica incisa (firma di app. coeva "Ioannis Livii Gaioni" al verso). Altra firma abrasa al front. Con 9 illustrazioni incise f.t. (la terza ripiegata e le restanti a piena pagina al recto e al verso su 4 fogli). Un fascicolo di testo proviene da altro esemplare ed è stato rimarginato in basso; ciononostante copia attraente in legatura coeva pergamena rigida, titolo su tassello al dorso. Unica edizione di questo trattato. Titi (1601-1668) è ancor oggi considerato uno dei principali dissertatori della materia astrologica di tutto il Seicento. L’opera, come descritto esaustivamente da Cantamessa (Astrologia in & outs, Milano 2011, III-8022), verte sulla difficoltà di calcolare con precisione l’oroscopo natale, già peraltro affrontato da Tolomeo in epoca antica. La questione viene risolta individuando il pianeta dominante e la congiunzione del Sole e della Luna. Titi è ancor oggi noto tra gli appassionati per aver definito il sistema delle case, noto come sistema placidiano, che è quello dell'astrologia moderna. RICCARDI, II-II, 150. PIANTANIDA, Libreria Vinciana, n. 1618 (riporta data errata). THORNDIKE, VIII, pp. 302-303. CAILLET, III-10734

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        Nicolai Lancicii e Societate Jesu (Iesu) Opusculorum Spiritualium (Opuscula Spiritualia), Tomus Primus + Tomus Secundus. 2 Bände / Volumes.

      Antverpiae (Antwerpen), Apud Iacobum Meursium 1650 - (16)/838/(26), (12)/937/(37) S., Bibliotheksexemplar (Jesuitenbibliothek) mit Resten eines Rückenschildes und Stempeln (entwidmet), Einbände berieben und bestoßen, Außengelenke teils etwas eingerissen, Vorsatzblätter erneuert, Papier gebräunt und teils stock-/braunfleckig, Seiten im Randbereich teils mit altem Wasserrand, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Text in Latein / ex-library copy with rests of a label on spine and stamps (Jesuits library), binding rubbed / bumped, some joints with a tear, new preliminary pages, paper browned and partially foxed, pages at the margin partially waterstained, else good, text in Latin, la Gewicht in Gramm: 4500 Gr.4° (ca. 19,5 x 29,5 cm), gebunden in spätere Halbledereinbände / bound in later half calf,

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        Les Quatre Livres de l'Architecture d'Andre' Palladio.

      Paris: Edme Martin, 1650. Rare French language edition of Palladio's famous Quattro libri dell' Architettura. This edition was the last to be printed from the woodblocks of the first Venetian edition of 1570. Later editions became even more ornate, yet demand for copies printed from Palladio's original designs was so great that Consul Smith had a facsimile printed for English admirers of the work in the eighteenth century. Printing and the Mind of Man, no. 92 (listing the second edition, with the same plates as here). A very good copy with splendid provenance. Small folio, together four books each with ornamental title page, illustrated throughout, continuous pagination and a single leaf with printed Royal imprimatur, ample margins; an innocuous watermark to the top margin of the fourth book, but a very good copy in early half calf binding of the Berlin Royal Library with stamp to title-page, some wear, joints starting. Printing and the Mind of Man, second edition, number 92. Berlin Catalogue 2596.

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        Magiae Naturalis libri viginti; ab ipso quidem authore adaucti, nunc vero ab infinitis, quibus editio illa scatebat mendis, optime repurgati : in quibus scientiarum naturalium diuitiae & deliciae demonstrantur : accessit index, rem omnem dilucide repraesentans, copiosissimus .

      Sumptibus Ioannis Berthelin, 1650., Rothomagi [Rouen, France]: - Small 8vo. [14], 662 pp. [complete] [note: 147-148 and 629-630 omitted in pagination, as originally printed]. Woodcut headpiece, initial letters, illustrations & figs. [pp. 283, 285, 286, 288, 389, 397, 399, 410, 553, 554, 573, 575, 576, 577, 580, 583, 584, 592, 608, 609; light line of waterstaining showing in a few signatures. Original full vellum with unusual four brass corner pieces (apparently later) pieces with rivets; vellum soiled, large gash in spine exposing inner lining. Early ownership inscription "Ex Libris selorandri [?] ---off medcin Gesdinienoff[?]" applied to front endleaf. Internally very good. Early Latin edition of the full text of the author’s expanded text containing XX books. The work was later translated into English (1658). The contents of the twenty books are (translated here): 1) Of the causes of wonderful things; 2) Of the generation of animals; 3) Of the production of new plants; 4) Of increasing household stuff; 5) Of changing metals; 6) Of counterfeiting gold; 7) Loadstone; 8) Of Strange Cures; 9) Of Beautifying Women; 10) Distillation; 11) Perfuming; 12) Of Artificial Fires; 13) Of Tempering Steel; 14) Of Cookery; 15) Of Fishing & Hunting; 16) Of Invisible Writing; 17) Of Strange Glasses; 18) Of Statick Experiments; 19) Of Pneumatick Experiments; 20) Of the Chaos. "From 1574 to 1580 Della Porta was repeatedly interrogated by inquisitors, and the publication of his writings was prohibited. Jean Bodin, in his Démonomanie des sorciers (1580), accuses Della Porta of being a ‘poisonous sorcerer’ and goes on to attack Agrippa. Among the various followers of Paracelsus, Jacques Gohory, denounced Della Porta. As Massimo L. Bianchi has recently demonstrated, Della Porta was up to date on Paracelsus’ ideas, although perhaps only through his followers. As if this were not enough, Thomas Erastus, a Protestant critic of Paracelsism, spoke out against Della Porta as well – which leads one to believe that the last two accusations were also reactions against his chemical experiments. This onslaught forced Della Porta, at the height of his fame, to cease published for several years." – Zambelli, p. 28. "Natural Magic was revised and considerably expanded throughout the author’s lifetime." The text contents include: I: natural phenomena; II: medicinal preparations; III: alchemy, metallurgy, glass; IV: optics, a chapter on the camera obscura (the first known full description). A large part of Porta’s philosophical speculation is contained in the two versions of his Magia naturalis (1558, 1589), crystallized in the persona of the natural magus. Porta seeks to avoid all religious topics, as well as even the remotest hint of ceremonial magic; other than in the third book of Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa of Nettesheim’s (1486–1535) De occulta Philosophia, for instance, there are no instructions for prayers, fasting, or invocations (Klaassen 2013). Porta’s magic is thus less a way to improve one’s own mind or to communicate with divine forces, and more a means to manipulate objects and human beings with crafty tricks. Porta developed this secular approach to magic in the face of ecclesiastical prosecution, for it seems that he was condemned for exercising ceremonial magic (Zambelli 2007). Porta’s magus is a decidedly male figure who unites the physical dexterity of the trickster, the experience of the alchemist, the erudition of the humanist, the astrologer’s command of mathematics, and the intuitive knowledge of the psychic medium in order to embody a superhuman, ideal man capable of manipulating everything and everybody. The magus must be talented, rich, educated, and hard-working; magic is the most noble part of philosophy for Porta (Magia 1558: bk. 1, ch. 2). Instead of a priest or metaphysician in quest of the divine—as in Pico della Mirandola or John Dee—(Harkness 1999), Porta’s magus is thus depicted as an artifex (a craftsman or mastermind) who knows how to manipulate the natural and occult properties of certain bo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Il Matrimonio Mistico di Santa Caterina

      1650 - Acquaforte, monogrammata in lastra in basso, sulla ruota. Lastra ovale. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, in perfetto sttao di conservazione. Opera rara. Al verso firma di appartenenza, sconosciuta al Lugt. Etching, signed BB at lower center. A fine impression, printed on contemporary laid paper, with margins, perfect conditions. A rare work. Unknown collector's mark on verso (not in Lugt). Bartsch XXI.198.33; Le Blanc 38. Dimensioni 113 148mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Mercurio ed Argo

      1650 - Acquaforte e punta secca, firmata in lastra in basso a sinistra. Esemplare nell’unico stato conosciuto. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, irregolarmente rifilata al rame, lievi restauri agli angoli perfettamente eseguiti, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Il soggetto è tratto dalle Metamorfosi di Ovidio. Giunone gelosa di Io, principessa di Argo amata da Giove, la trasformò in una giovenca affidandola ad Argo, il gigante dai cento occhi. Mercurio, invitato da Giove, uccise il guardiano dopo averlo incantato con la sua musica. L’opera rappresenta una delle due incisioni d'invenzione del Mola insieme alla Vergine ed il Bambino (Batsch 3). L’atteggiamento disinvolto dell'artista verso l'arte si manifesta in questo lavoro in cui sembra indifferente alle finezze tecniche lasciando andare la mano di getto, come usava nel disegno. Nessuna sua acquaforte testimonia di un grande impegno verso questo mezzo di espressione artistica, lasciando lo spazio all'istinto. La composizione, pur non essendo uguale, ricorda un suo dipinto del medesimo soggetto conservato oggi ad Oberlin (Ohio). Foglio molto raro. Etching with drypoint, signed on plate at lower left. Example in the only known state. Beautiful proof, on contemporary laid paper, no watermark, irregularly trimmed at the platemark, small perfectly repaired areas at the corners, in very good conditions. This theme is taken from Ovidius' Metamorphoses. Juno is jealous of the princess Io who, in turn, is loved by Jupiter. For this reason the goddes transforms Io into a heifer and places her under the care of Argus, the hundred-eyed giant. Following Jupiter's instructions, Mercury kills the princess' guard after having enchanted him with his music. Together with the Virgin Mary and Child (Bartsch 3), this is one of the two etchings completely created by Mola. The artists doesn't seem to care about the finer technical details but, as in his drawings, works in a rather sketchy manner. This print is similar to a painting by the same artist which is now kept at Oberlin (Ohio-US). Very rare sheet. Bartsch 6, Cat. Mostra Lugano pag. 296 III, 124. Dimensioni 148 102mm [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Viterbium urbs patrimoni divi Petri Primaria

      Francia 1650 - 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. Ottimo stato di conservazione di questo unico documento sulla città. Dimensioni 285 210mm

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        Ajtos/Ungarn 1427 - 1502 Nürnberg). Vater Albrecht Dürers, des Jüngeren. Hüftstück ein Viertel nach rechts, mit Filzkappe und Faltenmantel,.

      - Kupferstich v. Reichius ( Wilh. Reich), um 1650, 15,7 x 11 (H) Nicht bei Nagler. - Auf ein altes Büttenpapier montiert, kaschiert und verso in alter Schrift und Tinte bezeichnet: Ecce homo. geätzt von M. Reichius nach einem Original-Gemälde des Albrecht Dürern vom Jahre 1512." - Mit 4-zeiligem Text unter der Darstellung und in einem feinen Druck. - Selten.

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