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        Relazione De' felici successi della Santa Fede Predicata Da' Padri Della Compagnia di Giesu Nel Regno Di Tunchino, Alla Santita Di N.S. PP. Innocenzio Decimo.

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

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

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        Portrait de la Maison Royale de Fontaine Belleau. [ Château de Fontainebleau ]

      1650 - Alexander Francini florentinus figuravit, Micael Asinius sculptit, 1 carte sous encadrement verre et bois au format 472 x 580 mm. (taille de l'encadrement : 63,5 x 72 cm), milieu XVIIe, vers 1650 Belle gravure du Château de Fontainebleau, d'après le plan dressé par Francini, gravée par Michel Lasne (1590-1667) (petites restaurations en marge, retaillée en queue, bel état par ailleurs). Langue: Français

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        Map of Leon, Spain

      Amsterdam 1650 - WILLEM JANSZOON BLAEU 1571-1638 - JOAN BLAEU (son) 1596-1673 - CORNELIS BLAEU (son) d. c. 1642 At the beginning of the seventeenth century Amsterdam was becoming one of the wealthiest trading cities in Europe, the base of the Dutch East India Company and a center of banking and the diamond trade, its people noted for their intellectual skills and splendid craftsmanship. At this propitious time in the history of the Northern Provinces, Willem Janszoon Blaeu, who was born at Alkmaar in 1571 and trained in astronomy and the sciences by Tycho Brahe, the celebrated Danish astronomer, founded a business in Amsterdam in 1599 as a globe and instrument maker. It was not long before the business expanded, publishing maps, topographical works and books of sea charts as well as constructing globes. His most notable early work was a map of Holland (1604), a fine World Map (1605-06) and Het Licht der Zeevaerdt (The Light of Navigation), a marine atlas, which went through many editions in different languages and under a variety of titles. At the same time Blaeu was planning a major atlas intended to include the most up-to-date maps of the whole of the known world but progress on so vast a project was slow and not until he bought between 30 and 40 plates of the Mercator Atlas from Jodocus Hondius II to add to his own collection was he able to publish, in 1! 630, a 60-map volume with the title Atlantis Appendix. It was another five years before the first two volumes of his planned world atlas, Atlas Novus or the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum were issued. About this time he was appointed Hydrographer to the East India Company. In 1638 Blaeu died and the business passed into the hands of his sons, Joan and Cornelis, who continued and expanded their father's ambitious plans. After the death of Cornelis, Joan directed the work alone and the whole series of 6 volumes was eventually completed about 1655. As soon as it was finished he began the preparation of the even larger work, the Atlas Major, which reached publication in 1662 in II volumes (later editions in 9-12 volumes) and contained nearly 6oo double-page maps and 3,000 pages of text. This was, and indeed remains, the most magnificent work of its kind ever produced; perhaps its geographical content was not as up-to-date or as accurate as its author could have wished, but any deficiencies in that direction were more than compensated for by the fine engraving and coloring, the elaborate cartouches and pictorial and heraldic detail and especially the splendid calligraphy. In 1672 a disastrous fire destroyed Blaeu's printing house in the Gravenstraat and a year afterwards Joan Blaeu died. The firm's surviving stocks of plates and maps were gradually dispersed, some of the plates being bought by F. de Wit and Schenk and Valck, before final closure in about 1695. It ought to be mentioned here that there is often confusion between the elder Blaeu and his rival Jan Jansson (Johannes Janssonius). Up to about 1619 Blaeu often signed his works Guilielmus Janssonius or Willems Jans Zoon but after that time he seems to have decided on Guilielmus or G. Blaeu

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        Operum theologicorum exegeticorum Hrsg. von Johann Philipp Pareus. 4 Teile in 3 Bänden.

      Rosa, Frankfurt 1628 (1 u. 2) u. Chouet, Genf 1650 (3 u. 4 in 1 Bd.). Mit 1 gest. Titelvignette, 1 Holzschnittdruckermarke, 2 Porträts gest. von M.Merian, Vignetten u. Initialen. Pergament d.Zeit mit handgeschr. Rückentiteln u. geprägten Einbandvignetten. - Einbände etwas bestoßen u. angeschmutzt. Gelenke angeplatzt. Bd. 1 Vorderdeckel lose. Bd. 2 Rücken teils gelöst. Schließbänder fehlen. Meist gebräunt u. teils stärker stockfleckig. Besitzvermerke u. Einträge von alter Hand: C. H. van Heimenberg 1729, u.a. Der Theologe und Ireniker David Pareus (1548-1622), Schüler von Zacharias Ursinus, Prof. in Heidelberg, gilt als "einer der bedeutenden Theologen der ref. Frühorthodoxie zwischen 1559 und 1619" (NDB XX,66) u. gab u.a. 1587-88 die Neustadter Bibel heraus.

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

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

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        Il conquisto di Granata poema heroico con gli argomenti del Signor Flaminio Calvi

      In Modana. Appresso Bartolomeo Soliani. M DC L. (1650) - Un volume in-4° (217 x 168 mm), pp. (8), 256; antiporta calcografica incisa da Bartolomeo Coriolano. Legatura in mezza percaline con dorso a quattro nervi; titolo in oro al dorso; tagli a spruzzo. Fregi e finalini silografici. Bruniture e una lieve gora nel margine esterno delle ultime carte, per il resto buon esemplare completo. Prima edizione del poema eroico del Graziani, segretario di Francesco d’Este duca di Modena e Accademico della Crusca. L’opera godette di una notevole fama (al Conquisto s’ispirò Leopardi per il suo Consalvo sia per la circostanza dell’amore che giunge in punto di morte sia per i nomi di Consalvo ed Elvira, protagonisti del Canto) e – secondo il Gamba, Serie, 1937 – il poema «occupa il secondo posto dopo la Gerusalemme». Graesse, III, p. 141; Vinciana 2779; scheda ICCU, VEAE\000489 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1650 circa. 1650 - In folio. Cm.42x28. Bazzana scura, stemma cardinalizio inquadrato da doviziosi fregi in oro a loro volta riquadrati da motivo floreale. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lucans Pharsalia: or The Civil-Wars of Rome, Between Pompey the great and Julius Caesar / A Continuation of Lucans Historicall Poem till the Death of Julius Caesar.

      William Bentley, London 1650 - Translation by Thomas May. Two volumes. 24mo. Rebound in half black calf with marbled paper over boards, gilt, compartments. (10pp), 261pp; (8pp), 122pp. All edges gilt. Very good. Tight and quite handsome. Frontispiece (Volume I), Volume II engraved title page, marbled endpapers. Miniscule "Tout Binder" inkstamped on inner flyleaf of each volume. Tight and handsome pair of the fourth enlarged and corrected edition of this 1627 work. A poem by May's friend Ben Johnson ("To my chosen Friend, The learned Translator of Lucan, Thomas May, Esquire") follows the brief biography of Lucan that opens the first volume. Bookplate of noted collector William S. Stone on the front flyleaf of each volume and, more interesting, the bookplate of H. Buxton Forman graces each front pastedown -- likely a printed reproduction of Forman's engraved bookplate, added by Anderson Galleries when they auctioned off Forman's books in April 1920. Forman (1842-1917) was an English bibliographer of Keats and Shelley and antiquarian bookseller who entered the ranks of book collecting infamy when he partnered with notorious collector Thomas J. Wise in creating phony literary pamphlets featuring previously-unknown first appearances of poems by many noted poets of the day, which were then sold for substantial sums; their large-scale fraud wouldn't be widely known until Graham Pollard and John Carter's 1934 "An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets" spelled it all out in detail. Forman's bookplate features a profile image of a full-bearded young Forman in his study surrounded by books and a bust of Shelley, apparently transcribing a text with quill pen. An inner flyleaf in each volume bears Forman's pencilled initials and the date "13-10-90"; a neatly, boldly pencilled note on the verso of this leaf in Volume I, likely in his hand, notes: "Fourth Edition enlarged by the author. A very popular work highly praised by Ben Johnson. This edition appeared the year of his death, which was caused by an undue fondness for conviviality. Marvell penned the following words to him. 'As one put drink into the packet boat, John [sic] May was hurried hence and did not know't.'" May (1595-1650) was an English poet, playwright and parliamentarian historian, and Lucan (39-65 A.D.) was a Spanish-born Roman poet and one-time Nero favorite who got on the emperor's bad side and ended up committing suicide, his epic poem "Pharsalia" being his sole surviving work. While it's not known for painstaking historical accuracy, it is highly regarded for its exciting conveyance of the horrors of civil war. A beautiful and quite scarce pair in handsome late 19th century bindings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Christian Directory

      ONT>6.5 by4.5, (29), 758pp 1650 - A scarcesecond edition of The Christian Directoryby Robert Parsons, publishedin protest against Edmund Buny's Protestant revision. Bound in leather with blindstamped decoration. The Second Edition, Revised. Possibly Antwerp but this is conjectured from Wing. Scarce. The First Edition was known as The First Booke of Christian Exercise, Appertayning to Resolution. This edition includes a Preface, containing certain notes upon a false Edition of the same Book by M. Edmund Buny, together with his Treatise of pacification, and some other matter needfull to be read, before the Book it self. The title page is missing. Otherwise the work is complete. This isESTC record, R32170 and the text is complete. With a note on the front pastedown, [Parsons Jesuit (Robert)] Christian Directorie with reproofe of the falsified edition by E Buny. Two parts in one volume. . . This is Parsons' original version, enlarged. Lacks lear p305-206. 550. Refers on p755 to this as the 'Second edition'. Only three copies noted in STC. During his first months at Rouen he wrote his most influential work, The First Booke of the Christian Exercise, Appertayning to Resolution (Rouen, 1582; revised editions of 1585 and 1607 were known as The Christian Directory. . . This persuasive and forceful work guided the reader informally along a line of argument roughly equivalent to the initial stages of the Ignatian spiritual exercises. It was immediately recognized by protestants as a dangerously effective means of advancing the recusant cause, to the extent that a Calvinist divine, Edmund Bunny, felt it necessary to issue a heavily edited version, free of all specifically Roman Catholic doctrine and idiom. Bunny's version, A Book of Christian Exercise, Appertaining to Resolution, enjoyed phenomenal success as one of the most frequently reprinted of Elizabethan books, while the Catholic version, invariably called the Resolution, was a standard item in lists of Catholic books secretly distributed in England. (DNB)Robert Persons, 1546 1610, later known as Robert Parsons, was an English Jesuit priest. He accompanied Edmund Campion, who was later canonized, on Campion's mission to aid English Catholics in 1580. After Campion's capture, torture, and execution, Parsons left England, never to return. He was associated with Cardinal William Allen in his hopes of a swift conquest of England by the Spanish Armada. With the failure of that enterprise, he spent nine years in Spain. Recalled to Rome in 1585, he was professed there 1587 and sent to Spain at the close of 1588. Persons was successful, and then made use of the royal favour to found the seminaries of Valladolid, Seville, and Madrid and the residences of San-Lucar and of Lisbu, which became a college in 1622. Already in 1582 he had founded a school at Eu, in Picardy, in France, the first English Catholic boys' school since the Reformation; and he now succeeded in establishing at St Omer a larger institution to which the boys from Eu were transferred, and which, after a long and romantic history, still flourishes as Stonyhurst College at Stonyhurst. He had hoped to succeed Allen as Cardinal on the latter's death. Unsuccessful, he was rewarded with the rectorship of the English College at Rome, the most important seminary for English Catholic priests. Condition: The binding is loose in places. The front board andfront endpapers are detached and the rear inner hinge is strained. Pages 305-206 are missing. At least the first twelve pages, pages 355-366 and756-758 are partially detached. There is wear to the extremities, including bumping and rubbing. Internally the pageshave slight browning andbackground tidemarks to the page edges, with spots and handling marks. Pages 317-320and 755-758have small marginal blackening. The first page has a small closed tear and ink marks. Thereis anink inscription on the front blank. Overall the condition is good only. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Musurgia Universalis [Subtitle]: sive ars magna consoni et dissoni in X libros digesta. Qua universa sonorum doctrina, et philosophia, musicaeque... aperiuntur et demonstrantur. Tomus I [-II qui continet... musicam mirificam... magiam consoni et dissoni... harmoniam mundi]

      Rome: Francesco Corbelletti [II Ludovico Grignani]. 1650. 2 volumes. Folio. Early mid-tan half calf with marbled boards with spine in decorative compartments and leather title labels gilt. & & Volume I: 1f. (fine full-page engraved pictorial title by Baronius after a drawing by Paul Schor, incorporating a Canon Angelicus for 9 choirs of 36 voices), 1f. (recto title with vignette, verso contents), 1f. (fine full-page dedicatory engraving of Leopold-Guillaume, Archduke of Austria, by Paul Ponti after Paul Schor, dated 1649), 9ff., 690 (=692) pp. + 11 numbered plates (I-X, XIII) printed on one side of each of 10 leaves. & & Volume II: 2ff. (title with vignette, fine full-page engraved frontispiece), 462 pp. + 18 ff. (indexes and errata) + 12 numbered plates (XI-XI, XIV-XXXIII) printed on one side of each of 11 leaves. & & The two volumes thus contain 3 unnumbered full-page plates together with 23 numbered plates printed on 21 leaves (plates IV and V are printed on a single leaf, as are plates XI and XII). The plates are all finely engraved and illustrate a variety of musical instruments including the harpsichord, organ, strings and winds. With numerous woodcut illustrations, diagrams, tables, etc. within text, including many of musical instruments. Musical examples printed typographically in diamond-head notation, including many of various musical forms including multiple contrapuntal part-writing. Occasional early manuscript annotations, including corrections to pp. 88, 89, 308 of Volume I and pp. 94, 96, 105 and 108 of Volume II and early ownership signature to upper outer corner of title (slightly trimmed), most probably in the same hand.& & Binding refurbished; corners and edges somewhat worn. Some browning, spotting and occasional minor staining and edges tears; several marginal tears repaired; some mispagination to Volume I at pp. 554- 560 and errors in pagination from page 577 on. . First Edition. Damschroder pp. 139-140. Cortot pp. 99-100. Hirsch I, 266. Gregory-Bartlett I, p. 135. Wolffheim I, 732. RISM BVI p. 449. & & An extraordinary undertaking by this Jesuit polymath, sometimes referred to as "the last Renaissance man," author of approximately 40 works in a diversity of disciplines. The Musurgia was an attempt to present the entire body of musical knowledge up to Kircher's time, and is particularly valuable for both its engraved plates of musical instruments and its inclusion of extensive musical examples, many of which are complete 16th and 17th century works chosen to illustrate various styles. The work is widely considered to have been a great success, with Kircher's wide-ranging and insightful scholarship. & & "... Musurgia universalis, one of the really influential works of music theory, was drawn upon by almost every later German music theorist until well into the 18th century..."& & "... Much of Kircher’s contrapuntal doctrine derives from Zarlino, and in this and some other respects Musurgia universalis presents a synthesis of 16th- and 17th-century Italian and German compositional practices. A specifically German feature, however, is the description of the affective nature of music, in which Kircher brought the concept of musica pathetica into relation with the formal constructive elements of rhetorical doctrine..." & & "... His ideas concerning the classification of musical styles, based on sociological as well as national characteristics, are also original and important for the study of Baroque music... Although he was apparently not a practising musician he was able to identify the best music composed and performed in his own (and earlier) times. In Musurgia universalis he quoted frequently extensive music examples from composers such as Agazzari, Gregorio Allegri, Carissimi, Froberger, Gesualdo, Kapsberger, Domenico Mazzocchi and Morales. Other aspects of his treatise that contribute to an understanding of 17th-century musical thought include the lengthy discussions of acoustics, musical instruments..., the history of music in ancient cultures and the therapeutic value of music." George J. Buelow in Grove online& & Copies of this monumental work are often found to be lacking one or more plates and, in addition, are usually quite trimmed. The present copy is complete and has good margins throughout. & & Arguably the most spectacular 17th century book on music; a cornerstone of the literature.

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        Prospect der Statt Rostock. Kupferstich aus "Topographia Saxoniae Inferioris" von Matthäus Merian, um 1653. Gesamtansicht mit Blick über die Warnow vom Gehlsdorfer Ufer mit Petrikirche, Nikolaikirche, Rathaus, Marienkirche, Jakobikirche, Kröpeliner Tor und weiteren markanten Gebäuden (in der Legende erklärt), im Himmel 3 Wappen.

      Frankfurt am Main, Merian um 1650.. 25,5 x 65,5 cm. Unter Schrägschnittpassepartout. Gerahmt in antikisierender Silberleiste (ca. 44 x 82 cm groß).. wegen der Glasbruchgefahr ist Selbstabholung erwünscht

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      Amsterdam, 1650. MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR STUDY FOR CAREL ALLARD'S "HAVANA" Ink wash and pencil on paper, n.d. Inscription at lower center of drawing, "Havana" and at reverse of frame, "Havana Harbour/with Moro Castle/circa 1650/Goudstikker Gallery./Amsterdam". Sheet: approx. 7 1/2 x 9 1/2" Matted and framed Original drawing for "Orbis habitabilis oppida et Vestitus, centenario complexa ... Des bewoonden Waerelds steden en dragten, in een honderd-getal begreepen." Amsterdam: Carel Allard, c.1695. "Orbis habitabilis" is an interesting book on towns and costumes. The plates were by Aldert Meyer and Thomas Doesbergh. Printed sources have been identified for most, if not all, of the engravings, but the work still achieves a notable homogenity, owing to the fact that Allard himself closely supervised the engraving of the plates. The images in these series are excellent in design and execution, and wide-ranging and comprehensive in subject matter. In many cases a plate of a town is followed by one showing the costume of the inhabitants with the town in the background, which is shown in the present work. Allard is considered to be the first compiler of a townbook to couple the plates this way. "Orbis habitabilis" comprises 28 views of European towns (including 4 costumes), 24 Asian towns (including 4 costumes), 24 African towns (including 6 costumes) and 24 American towns (including 8 costumes). The text for the book was in Latin by Ludolph Smids, a Groningen doctor and antiquary who settled in Amsterdam in 1685. "Orbis habitabilis" is not dated, but must have been produced between 1683 and 1702 when Pieter Shenk published the "Hecatomopolis sive ... oppida nobiliora centum," which contains copies of some of Allard's plates.. Book.

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        Les annales de Tacite, contenant la vie de Tibère.

      Paris, chez Veuve Jean Camusat et Pierre Petit 1650 - In-12, 456 pages + table des matières.Reliure plein vélin de l'époque Bon état

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        Relação do naufragio que fizeram as naos: Sacramento, & Nossa Senhora de Atalaya, vindo da India para o Reyno, no Cabo de Boa Esperança, de que era capitão mór Luís de Miranda Henriques no anno de 1647?.

      Lisbon, Na Officina Craesbeeckiana, 1650. - Woodcut initials. (2 ll.), 52 pp. Small 4°, disbound in a folding case of antique quarter calf over marbled boards, flat spine with crimson morocco lettering piece, gilt letter. Overall in good to very good condition. ---- ORIGINAL EDITION of one of the narratives that later comprised the @História trágico-marítima; extremely rare. As with all of these Portuguese shipwreck accounts from the mid-sixteenth to the mid-seventeenth century, it was later produced in a counterfeit eighteenth-century edition. Boxer noted, "I have never seen a copy of this first edition and have taken the description from the @História da literatura portuguesa ilustrada, III, 214" ("An Introduction to the @História trágico-marítima," in @Miscelânea de estudos em honra do Prof. Hernani Cidade, p. 86, no. 17A). In some corrections and clarifications to his previous article, Boxer refers to a copy in the Torre do Tombo, gives the collation (which agrees with ours) and calls it "excessively rare" (@Quaderni portoghesi V [Pisa 1979], 107). Innocêncio and Figanière also knew only of the Torre do Tombo copy. The Visconde de Azevedo, mistaking the counterfeit edition for the original, reprinted the former on his private press in a limited edition of four copies at Porto in 1865.The Portuguese vessels @Sacramento and @Nossa Senhora de Atalaya set sail from Goa together in February 1647. Neither was in good repair, and both were wrecked off the coast of Natal, 30 June and 4 July 1647. Each ship's survivors were unaware of the other's misfortune until the company from the @Sacramento discovered the wreckage of @Nossa Senhora de Atalaya. They finally caught up with their countrymen and together continued the arduous overland march toward Moçambique. Of 72 persons who reached shore after the wreck of the @Sacramento, only 5 Portuguese and 4 slaves lived through the rigors of the trip. Authorities in Sofala held the survivors incommunicado for a month while investigating the whereabouts of jewels salvaged from both ships.News of the loss of the ships took a long time to reach Lisbon: the first notice was apparently received in August 1649. Further details were supplied by Bento Teixeira Feo (or Feio, or Feyo), a treasury official in India who later served as Thesoureiro môr in Lisbon. He had been aboard @Nossa Senhora de Atalaya, and after being interviewed by the Overseas Councilors began to write this report of the shipwreck at the King's command. Teixeira Feo's moving narrative gives details of the shipwrecks and the dangers the survivors underwent as they made their way north. It is rich in description of the terrain, animals, vegetation and native population, which makes it not only an affecting piece of literature, but a crucial source for the ethno-history of Southeast Africa.---- Boxer, "An Introduction to the @História Trágico-Marítima," in @Miscelanea de Estudos em honra do Prof. Hernâni Cidade p. 86, no. 17A. Arouca F47. Innocêncio I, 354. Figanière 1056. Barbosa Machado I, 502. Forjaz de Sampaio, @História da literatura portuguesa ilustrada III, 214. Goldsmith S18 (citing a copy in the British Library lacking the title page and following preliminary leaf). Figaniere, @Bibliographia historica portugueza 1056. See also Duffy, @Shipwreck and Empire pp. 42-3, 78, 79, 80, 85, 125, 126, 129, 142, 149, 150, 152-3, 156, 157, 158, 160, 161, 180n.; and Bell, @Portuguese Literature pp. 217-8. Cf. Mindlin, @Highlights 598, for the counterfeit edition, describing it erroneously as the original. For a further discussion of the differences between this 1650 edition and its eighteenth-century counterfeit, see Maria Teresa Payan Martins, @Livros clandestinos e contrafacções em Portugal no século XVIII, pp. 234-9; a footnote on p. 234 states "Desta edição só temos conhecimento da existência de um exemplar, que faz parte do acervo bibliográfico do A.N.T.T.". Not located in NUC. OCLC: 67847640 (Bibliotheek Universiteit Leiden). Not located in Porbase, which cites three copi [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BIBLIA SACRA Vulgatae Editionis SIXTI V. Pont. Max. Iussu recognita atque edita. 1650

      1650 - un volume, reliure plein chagrin (binding full shagreen) noir in-quarto (21 x 26,2 cm), reliure tardive de Thompson, dos 4 faux nerfs (spine with raised bands) décoré à froid (blind-stamping) - titre frappé or (gilt title), plats décorés à froid (cover blind-stamping) d'un quadruple filet à froid en encadrement dans un encadrement à quadruple filet à froid, double filet or sur les coupes et dentelle intérieure, toutes tranches dorées (all edges gilt), marque-page en tissu (bookmark in tissue), Texte en latin sur 2 colonnes encadré d'un filet noir à chaque page, illustrations : titre Frontispice gravé + lettrines ornées gravées sur bois en noir + culs-de-lampe (tailpiece) + Marque de l'Editeur pleine page gravée sur bois en noir, [8]-1055-30-[48] pages, M.DC.L. Antverpiae, ex officina Plantiniana Editeur, Vulgate sixto-clémentine.Plaisant exemplaire de cette Bible latine de l'imprimerie anversoise des Plantin ( sous Balthasar Moretus II).en bon état (very good condition) . La Librairie Guimard offre aux clients AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 600 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il pastor fido / Filli di sciro / Aminta, Mit je 1 Titelvignette,

      Cramoisy, Parigi, 1650 - Parigi, Cramoisy 1650/56, 287+183+78 S., OLdr. m. Goldpräg. & 5 Bünden, Rückenkanten mit kleineren Rissen, Buchecken gestaucht, Name auf Blindtitel und Titelblatt, insgesamt gutes Ex. Il pastor fido, tragicomedia pastorale, dedicata al Serenissimo D. Carlo Emanuele, Duca di Savoia, nelle reali nozze di fua altezza con la Serenissima Infante C. Catherina d'Austria, in questa ultima e correttißima impreßione e stato aggiunto vn elogio historico dell'autore, Mit Textvignetten/ Filli di sciro, favola pastorale, detto l'aggiunto, accademico intrepido, in questa ultima e correttißima impreßione e stato aggiunto vn elogio historico dell'autore, Mit Initialen und Textvignetten/ Aminta, favola boscareccia, in questa ultima e correttißima impreßione e stato aggiunto vn elogio historico dell'autore, Mit Initialen und Textvignetten, Sprache: it Rückenkanten mit kleineren Rissen, Buchecken gestaucht, Name auf Blindtitel und Titelblatt, insgesamt gutes Ex.

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        Il Pastor Fido. Tragicomedia Pastorale.

      Rome. N.d. c 1650 - 12mo. 300pp. Illustrated title-page + 11 finely engraved plates. Bound in later full vellum. Pages browned o/w a remarkably clean and sound copy.

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        Prussiae Nova Tabula

      Frankfurt am Main ca. 1650. Karte zeigt gesamt Preussen, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 27 x 34. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        NAUMBURG/ Saale: Gesamtansicht, um 1650, Kupferstich, 12x50 cm

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        Histoire entiere & veritable du procez de Charles Stuart, roy d'Angleterre. Contenant, en forme de journal, tout ce qui s'est faict & passé sur ce sujet dans le parlement, & en la haute cour de justice; et la façon en laquelle il a esté mis à mort. Au mois de janvier, 1649/8. A quoy sont adjoustées quelques declarations du parlement cy-devant publiées, pour faire voir plus amplement, quels ont esté les motifs & raisons d'une procedure, si extraordinaire. Le tout fidelement receüilly des pieces authentiques & traduit de l'anglois.

      1650 - London, J. G., 1650. Small 8:o. (4),155,(9) pp. Early 18th century light brown full calf with raised bands, richly gilt spine, red morocco title label and red edges. Gilt extremities and dentelles. Closely cut in the upper margin throughout. Wormhole in the outer margin from the titlepage to p. 74. Ink stains in the outer margin on pp. 38-40 and a few light water stains in the lower margin occasionally. With the gilt book-plates of Charles Henry Hoyms on the boards. From the library of Biby manor. ESTC R202413. A variant with reprinted titlepage with a prolonged title and eight unpaginated pages containing an index. The printer's initials "J. G." stands for John Grismond. An account of the trial against England's King Charles I, who was executed in January 1649. Charles Henry Hoym (1694-1736) was the ambassador of Sachsony and Poland in France. His magnificent book collection was sold in 1738. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oxonium Comitatus, Vulgo Oxford Shire.

      1650 - Amsterdam, c.1650, Latin text edition. Original colour. 385 x 505mm. A very decorative map of the county, with college crests in lines down the sides and a title cartouche depicting two scholars. On verso is a view of a prehistoric stone circle.

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        Carte du Royaume de Danemarq et de partie Meridionale de la Gotie.

      Paris app 1650. 1 pp. 42x57 cm. In passepartout.. 14071803

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        Die verdorrte und die grünende Eiche.

      um 1650. Radierung, um 1650, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: Wappen von Amsterdam. 9,3:14,1 cm. Literatur: Andresen 4, Blatt 4 aus einer Folge von 6 Landschaften. Eines von zwei signierten Landschaften, mehr hat der Künstler nicht radiert. - Rundum auf die Umfassungslinie geschnitten, links unten mit der gestochenen Signatur von Jean Vaillant. - Sehr selten! Provenienz: Rheinische Privatsammlung.. Der wohl überwiegend als Landschaftsradierer und später auch als Kaufmann tätige Jean Vaillant entstammte einer niederländisch-französischen Maler-, Radierer- und Schabkünstlerfamilie. Seit spätestens 1653 lebte er in Frankfurt am Main. 1668 zog er nach Frankenthal, wo er mit seiner zweiten Frau Marie Konkart lebte, die vermutlich eine Schwester der zukünftigen Frau des kurpfälzischen Hofmalers H. van der Borcht III. (1652-1732) war.

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        "Nobilis Fluvius Albis". Elbekarte von Stade bis zur Mündung beim Amt Ritzebüttel mit Gesamtansicht von Hamburg.

      . Altkol. Kupferstich von Janssonius, um 1650, 37 x 52,5 cm.. Zwei Karten übereinander auf einem Blatt: die obere Karte zeigt die Elbe von Marschacht bis Stade mit Winsen und Buxtehude, in der Mitte Hamburg; die untere Karte zeigt den Elblauf von Elmshorn und Glückstadt bis zur Mündung in die Nordsee. Mit schöner altkolorierter Gesamtansicht von Hamburg rechts unten.

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        Tabula Russiae ...... Moscovia

      Frankfurt am Main ca. 1650. Karte zeigt den Europäischen Teil von Russland mit Lithauen und einer Ansicht von Arkhangelsk an dem Fluß Dwina, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 28 x 35. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        Olisippo. Lisabona. Kupferstich von Mattheus Merian, um 1650. 28 x 36 cm. Gerahmt.

      1650. . Gesamtansicht der Stadt aus der Vogelperspektive. Vorn die Segelboote, dahinter die Stadt auf Hügeln.- Unterhalb der Darstellung Legende in 34 Punkten, oben links und rechts Wappen.

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        Einblattdruck - um 1650. Holzschnitt. (Mit Text: 'Ausverkauf der Heimat').Schema Symbolica periclitantis Libertatis Reipubl. HELVETICAE. Die figürliche Darstellung zeigt in der Mitte einen Baum (Heimat) und das (goldene) Kalb, das verkauft wird. Vorne links Symbole v. Kirche und Militär, rechts Handelsleute mit Geldübergabe (Handelsakt). Der Metzger steht hinten schon bereit, das Kalb zu schlachten.Links am Rand leicht beschädigt, unten in der Mitte in der Länge von 5 cm Einriss, rechts mit Papierfehlstelle, jedoch ohne Bildverlust.

      . 55x46 cm.. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Gesamtansicht von "Wilhermsdorff", rechts "Lusthaus" und "Bürckmischling", mit Wappen, darüber Truppenaufstellungen.

      . Kupferstich, um 1650, 18,5 x 31,5 cm.. Fauser 15505. - Der Text unter der Abbildung fehlt: "Daß Mansfeltische Volck ... ist Anno 1621 den 4 October in dißem ab gebilten ortt Wilhermsdorff ankumen". - Seltener Einblattdruck. Bis zur Einfassunglinie geschnitten.

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        Kst.- Karte, von 2 Platten gedruckt b. Blaeu oder Janssonius, "Danvbivs, Fluvius Europae Maximus, a Fontibus ad Ostia ...".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, um 1650, 41 x 96. Eine der schönsten Donaukarten des 17.- Jahrhunderts. Hier vorliegend ohne Rückseitentext, daher nicht exakt zuschreibbar. Das Flußgebiet der Donau mit ihren Nebenflüssen. Mit zwei besonders dek., ausgemalten fig. Kartuschen. - Tadellos.

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        'Magnae Britanniae et Hiberniae Nova Descriptio - Amstelodami, Apud Ioannem Ianssonium':.

      . Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Johannes Janssonius (Jansson) in Amsterdam, 1650, 42,5 x 54. van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I, 5000:1D. - Zeigt Großbritannien mit England, Wales, Schottland u. Irland; oben rechts Insetkarte der Orkney Inseln. - Unten links Titelkartusche mit Kartentitel; oben links Wappen mit Krone, Löwe und Einhorn. - Oben recht die Orkney-Inseln. - Unten rechts Maßstab. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Kst.- Karte, von 2 Platten gedruckt b. Blaeu oder Janssonius, "Danvbivs, Fluvius Europae Maximus, a Fontibus ad Ostia ...".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, um 1650, 41 x 96. Eine der schönsten Donaukarten des 17.- Jahrhunderts. Hier vorliegend ohne Rückseitentext, daher nicht exakt zuschreibbar. Das Flußgebiet der Donau mit ihren Nebenflüssen. Mit zwei besonders dek., ausgemalten fig. Kartuschen. - Gleichmäßig Gebräunt.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Pieter Goos n. N.I. Piscator b. N. J. Visscher, "Orbis Terrarum Typus de integro multis in Locis emendatus. Auctore N. I. Piscatore".

      . kol., dat. 1650, 44 x 56. Shirley 346 und Abb. plate 263 ( for the second State 1639 ). - Vorliegende Karte im 3. Zustand ( third state ) mit der Datierung 1650. Die Weltkarte in 2 Hemisphären, gestochen von A. Goos, ist umgeben von 12 Trachtenpaaren der verschiedenen Kontinente. Außerdem jeweils 4 allegorische Darstellungen zu den Jahrenszeiten und Elementen. Mittig ( oben und unten ) je eine kleine Karte im Rund, die den nördl. bzw. südl. Sternenhimmel zeigen. - Die Karte ist allseitig angerändert. - Gerahmt ( framed ).

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        Kst.- Karte, b. G. Blaeu, "Territorio di Orivieto".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, um 1650, 38 x 49,5. Oben links die altkol.Titelkartusche, unten links altkol. Meilenanzeiger. - Zeigt die Umgebung von Orvieto.

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        Kst.- Karte, n. I. Massa b. J. u. C. Blaeu, "Russiae vulgo Moscovia dictae, Partes Septentrionalis et Orientalis".

      . altkol.,, um 1650, 42 x 54. Van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, S. 139 ff u. Abb. S. 504 Nr. 1801:2., 2:211. - Zeigt das Gebiet nördlich von Nowgorod - Kazan. Im Westen die Halbinsel Kola, im Osten der Ural. Mit 2 dek. sorgfältig ausgemalten Kartuschen ( eine mit schöner Figurenstaffage ) und einem großen, altkol. Wappen. Lat. Rückseitentext.

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        GA aus der Vogelschau, "Bolswaert".

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

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        Antiphonar Buch um 1650, Gr. Folio: 57 x 43 cm, 114 Bl., dekoratives Notenbuch

      . 228 Seiten OLdr. 57 x 43 cm. Das Buch ist sehr dekorativ, rot-sw. Druck, 7 bündig mit 10 großen Beschlägen. Auf einem Beschlag fehlt ein kleiner Stern und es fehlen einige kleine Nieten, kl. Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen. Das Buch beginnt mit der Seite 11 und endet mit der Seite 238. Es fehlen also die ersten 10 Seiten ( 5 Blatt) und die Vorsätze, es ist nicht komplett. Die Ränder der letzten 5 Blätter sind teils hinterlegt, die Ecken haben dort kl. Fehlstellen. Das original Ledereinband ist teils etwas berieben, jedoch für das Alter in gutem Zustand.

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        Kst.- Karte, b. G. Blaeu, "Stato del Piemonte".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, um 1650, 38 x 49. Oben rechts die altkol.Titelkartusche, unten rechts der Meilenanzeiger ( altkol.).

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        [Official order to the magistrate of 's-Hertogenbosch].Lembeek (near Halle, south of Brussels), 18 August 1675. Folio (31.5×20.5 cm). Manuscript order in brown ink on paper, with a cut paper seal attached over sealing wax, with the blind-stamped coat of arms of William III. Signed by William and by his secretary Constantijn Huygens.

      Original manuscript order signed and sealed at the army camp at Lembeek by William (Willem) III, Prince of Orange (1650-1702), Stadholder of the Dutch Republic and future King of England. It is also signed next to the seal by William's secretary Constantijn Huygens II (1638-1697), an important statesman in his own right, son of the poet and diplomat of the same name, and brother of the scientist Christian Huygens. Appointed Stadholder in 1672, William governed most provinces of the Dutch Republic to his death. In 1689 he was also crowned King William III of England and Ireland, and King William II of Scotland.During the summer campaign of 1675 William stayed several months with his army at Camp Lembeek, south of Brussels. King Louis XIV of France fought against the Dutch in Flanders and Brabant during the Franco-Dutch War, which began in 1672 and ended with the Peace of Nijmegen in 1678. In the spring and early summer of 1675 Louis had conquered Liège, Dinant, Hoey, Tongeren and other cities.In this document William orders the magistrate of 's-Hertogenbosch to hospitalize the sick (and presumably the wounded) of his army, sent to the city by "Wuester", quartermaster of the Dutch army. The document was formerly folded and has a contemporary note on what would have been the outside, "missive van sijn Hoogheyt". In very good condition.

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        [Letter to the Dutch Admiralty in Zeeland, signed by King William III, Prince of Orange]. Whitehall, London, 16 November 1692. Folio (31 x 17.5 cm) . Letter in Dutch, written in brown ink on paper.

      Letter in Dutch signed "William R[ex]" by the Dutch stadholder and English King William III, Prince of Orange (1650-1702) to the "Heeren" (gentlemen, the title used by the directors) of the Dutch Admiralty in Zeeland. Writing from Whitehall in London during the Nine Years' War or War of the Grand Alliance, William notes the importance of quickly readying the Anglo-Dutch fleet for the winter and in particular the ship of Captain Holthuysen. He asks them to provision it as quickly as possible and send it back to him.From 1672 onwards, the Prince of Orange governed as Stadtholder Willem III over most provinces of the Dutch Republic. In addition, from 1689 onwards, he reigned as King William III over England and Ireland, and as King William II over Scotland. The War began in 1688 and eventually united England, The Netherlands, The Holy Roman Empire and Spain in an alliance under William III, fighting against France under Louis XIV, who had come to dominate Europe over the previous twenty years.Browned along the edges and with three corners broken off (with the loss of the "Admir" of "Admira[i]l[eit]t" at the foot), but otherwise in very good condition. A letter from King William of Orange concerning the preparation of the Anglo-Dutch fleet.

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        Vita, e miracoli di Sant' Antonio di Padova. Descritti dal R. F. Helia da Cortona. Nuovamente ristampati con sue figure. Con aggionta d'altri nuovi miracoli di esso Santo.

      Padova-Bassano, Gio. Antonio Remondini, o. J. (um 1650).. 8°. Mit großem Titelholzschnitt u. 25 Textholzschnitten. 160 S., Interimskart. d. Zt.. Antonius ist wohl der bekannteste und beliebteste Heilige der Welt. In Padua wurde Antonius zu Ehren die Basilika S. Antonio als Grabkirche errichtet, seine Gebeine wurden 1236 hierher überführt. An seinem Grab ereigneten sich in der Folge so viele Wunder, dass Bonaventura meinte: "Suchst du Wundertaten, gehe zu Antonius!" Die Basilika in Padua ist eine der meistbesuchten Wallfahrtsstätten. Es gibt aber auch sonst kaum eine römisch-katholische Kirche auf der Welt, die nicht einen Altar, ein Gemälde, ein Fresko oder eine Statue besitzt, die dem Heiligen geweiht ist. - Der zeitgen. Interimsumschlag etw. berieben. Etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig u. vereinzelt min. wasserrandig. Ecken tlw. m. kl. Knickspuren. -

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        Vita, e miracoli di Sant' Antonio di Padova. Descritti dal R. F. Helia da Cortona. Nuovamente ristampati con sue figure. Con aggionta d‘altri nuovi miracoli di esso Santo.,

      Padova-Bassano, Gio. Antonio Remondini, o. J. (um 1650). - Antonius ist wohl der bekannteste und beliebteste Heilige der Welt. In Padua wurde Antonius zu Ehren die Basilika S. Antonio als Grabkirche errichtet, seine Gebeine wurden 1236 hierher überführt. An seinem Grab ereigneten sich in der Folge so viele Wunder, dass Bonaventura meinte: "Suchst du Wundertaten, gehe zu Antonius!" Die Basilika in Padua ist eine der meistbesuchten Wallfahrtsstätten. Es gibt aber auch sonst kaum eine römisch-katholische Kirche auf der Welt, die nicht einen Altar, ein Gemälde, ein Fresko oder eine Statue besitzt, die dem Heiligen geweiht ist. - Der zeitgen. Interimsumschlag etw. berieben. Etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig u. vereinzelt min. wasserrandig. Ecken tlw. m. kl. Knickspuren. - Sprache: it Gewicht in Gramm: 350 8°. Mit großem Titelholzschnitt u. 25 Textholzschnitten. 160 S., Interimskart. d. Zt.

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        Kupferstich - Karte, anonym bei Janssonius, "Stato di Milano".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, um 1650, 40 x 53. Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Nr. 7020.1c.- Oben rechts dek. ( altkol. und goldgehöhte ) Titelkartusche. Zeigt das nordwestl. Italien und die Südschweiz, ohne Venetien. Mailand im Zentrum, im Norden Bellinzona. im Osten Mantua und Parma, im Süden Allesandria, im Westen Turin. - Die Karte ohne Rückseitentext.

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        Kst.- Karte, n. G. Carolus b. Blaeu, "Tabula Islandiae".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, um 1650, 38 x 49. Koemann 1,74; Dreyer-Eimbcke, S. 98. Mit zwei dek., altkol. Kartuschen und deutschem Rückseitentext.

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        Kst.- Karte, b. G. Blaeu, "Ducato di Ferrara".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, um 1650, 41,5 x 49. Oben mittig die altkol.Titelkartusche, rechts mittig eine Widmung, unten links altkol. Meilenanzeigen. Mittig Ferrara. Zeigt im Süden noch Ravenna und Bologna, im Nordosten die Pomündung.

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        Judicious and select essayes and observations

      London: Humphry Moseley, 1650. 16mo., engraved portrait frontispiece; contemporary bookplate, some minor manuscript annotations in ink, original calf, rehinged and repaired. First edition of this important collection of four essays by the Elizabethan statesman, comprising, 'The first Invention of Shipping', 'The Misery of Invasive Warre', 'The Navy Royall and Sea-Service' (written from the Tower for the instruction of Prince Henry), and 'Apologie for his voyage to Guiana', which was Raleigh's version of his fateful expedition to Guiana in 1595. Raleigh had been astounded with the beauty and wealth of the Americas, and propounded the view that England should colonise the area, accruing in the process almost boundless riches. Yet, the publication of his Discovery in 1596 was met with widespread disbelief, and as he fell from favour with James I, increasing hostility. Raleigh was accused of displaying self-interest bordering on treason. The 'Apologie' printed here formalises his response. It is a vehement rejection of the claims of self-interest, and responds to the claims that his voyage was a failure. Startlingly, he begins his argument with the frank assertion that anything more was rendered impossible by having a crew, apart from some forty Gentleman, comprised 'of the very Scumme of the World: Drunkards, Blasphemers and such other as their Fathers, Brothers and freinds thought it an exceeding good gaine to be discharged of them…'. Although each essay has its own title-page, the four were evidently always issued together. The frontispiece portrait of Raleigh is by R. Vaughan.

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        Insular Aliquot aegaei maris antiqua descrip.

      Amsterdam ca. 1650. Karte zeigt die Inseln Sardinien und Corsica mit Lesbos,Lemnos,Chios,Rhodos, Samos, Cia et Ceos, Icaria, Rhenia und Euboea, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 43 x 49. Zustand: Rand oben, rechts und links fachmänisch ergänzt

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