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2018-08-01 18:45:01
Gervase MARKHAM
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Bookseller: Antiquates Fine and Rare Books [Corfe Castle, GB]
2018-07-28 06:42:57
Bloteling, Abraham (1640-1690)
1655. Very good impressions of both etchings, only state. Fine set with wide margins. Around 1655 Jacob van Ruysdael made two romantic paintings and several drawings of the jewish burial ground at Ouderkerk aan den Amstel near Amsterdam. The place was bought in 1614 by the Sefardic jews of Amsterdam, the so-called ‘marranen', who needed a place to bury their deceased in the jewish tradition (a ‘Beth-Chajiem'). The variety and exuberant style of the tombs reflects the different backgrounds of the Sefardic jews in Amsterdam (Portugal, Spain, Italy), in contradiction with sober graveyards of the Dutch jews. The foreign atmosphere inspired Ruisdael and Blooteling to these two beautiful etchings, depicting three large tombs. The middle one – still to be seen at Ouderkerk – is the grave of ‘chacham' Izak Uziel, born in Fez in Marocco, who came to Amsterdam in 1615. He had great influence on the jewish community in the city and was the teacher of a.o. the printer and publisher rabbi Menasseh Ben Israel.
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Arine van der Steur [Netherlands]
2018-07-04 07:21:42
[MONTAGU WALTER]
London: Nathaniel Brook at the Angel in Cornhill, 1655. . 12mo, original full early calf; red morocco spine label probably added later. The text has been very closely trimmed resulting in very scant margins on some versos, no lacuna at all.. FIRST EDITION. Wing (2nd ed.), M96 An extremely popular Royalist production published during the lifetime of Oliver Cromwell. Fourteen editions were published before 1700. Throughout the periods of the Protectorate and Restoration, images and texts concerning Henrietta Maria and Elizabeth Cromwell were widely circulated for public consumption. Two such documents, themselves examples of royalist propaganda, took the form of recipe books entitled, Queens Closet Opened and The Court and Kitchin of Elizabeth, commonly called Joan Cromwelll. (in the 17th century Joan was considered a lower-class name and Elizabeth was chided for her pushing herself forward beyond her normal expectations. These books were published within the same decade, within which the Protectorate the Protectorate failed and the Restoration began. Both highlight the failures of Elizabeth, as representative of the protectorate, and praise Henrietta Maria as an emblem of the monarchy, both past and present. Celebrity lifestyle was a source of fascination in the 17th century, and so too was the celebrity exposŽ. Any contemporary reader of The Queens Closet would have understood that the title made satirical reference to the scandalous publication in 1645 of Charles and Henrietta MariaÕs private letters. Published as The KingÕs Ca … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Franklin Gilliam :: Rare Books [US]
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2018-06-30 05:36:57
GALILEI, GALILEO. - [DISCOVERING THE SUNSPOTS]
Bologna, HH. del Dozza, 1655. 4to. Later marbled boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Fronthinge weakening. Large, partly uncut copy. 7,(1),156 pp. Many textfigs. and textdrawings, including 20 pages depicting the famous sunspot-observations. Internally clan and fine. ¶ Scarce second edition, presumably as a SEPARATE ISSUE of the "Opere", 1655-56. In this work Galilei published for the first time his discovery of the Sunspots, and their explanation as contiguous, and he also here for the first time announced his acceptance of the Copernican system, leading to the Interdict of 1616."Galieo's Letters on Sunspots was published at Rome in 1613 under the auspices of the Lincean Academy. In this book Galileo spoke out decisively for the Copernican system for the first time in print. In the same book he found a place for his first published mention of the concept of conservation of angular momentum and an associated inertial concept. During its composition he had taken pains to determine the theological status of the idea of incorruptibility of the heavens, finding that this was regarded by churchmen as an Aristotelian rather than a Catholic dogma. But attacks against Galileo and his followers soon appeared in ecclesiastical quarters. These came to a head with a denunciation from the pulpit in Florence late in 1614."(DSB).
Bookseller: Bookshop Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn [DK]
2018-06-29 06:37:44
WORM, OLE. - [MUSEUM WORMIANUM]
Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden), Ex Officina Elzeviriorum, 1655. Folio. Fully contemporary full vellum, a bit soiled and with a bit of wear, but overall fine and sturdy. Remains of ties on boards. Internally very nice and clean, with just a bit of soiling and a removed old owner's name from the title-page. Good margins. Without front free end-paper. Fully complete, with the magnificent double-page engaved plate showing the interior of the museum by Wingendorp, the engraved portrait of Worm by Wingendorp, after Carl van Mander (which is often lacking), 11 beautiful engraved illustrations (one of which consisting in two illustrations), two of which are full-page (one being the famous one of the horn), and numerous lovely, and elaborate woodcut illustrations in the text. Woodcut title-vignette, woodcut vignettes and initials. Title-page + double-page plate + 4 pp. of dedication + 6 pp. of preface and index + portrait + 389, 3 (index) pp. A lovely copy, rarely seen in such nice condition, and in its first binding. ¶ The scarce first edition of this monumental work in early modern museum literature, constituting the catalogue of the first Danish museum and one of the most important cabinets of curiosities in Europe. The magnificent double-page engraved plate depicting the interior and outlay of the museum is one of the most well known and famous illustrations from any "Wunderkammer"-book, iconographically summizing what we understand by the genre.The Museum Wormianum was filled with preserved animals, horns, tusks, skeletons, minerals, as well as various man-made objects that Worm fo … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bookshop Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn [DK]
2018-06-28 22:27:25
NIEUHOF, JOAN. (JAN, JOHAN). - [TRAVELLING AROUND CHINA 1655-57]
1655. Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs, 1665. Folio. Contemp. full mottled calf. Richly gilt spine. 6 raised bands. Gilt lineborders on covers. Cracking to leather on hinges, externally repaired with thin leather-strips. Corners reinforced. Engraved title-page and printed (in red/black). (10),208,258,(10) pp., Engraved portrait, large folded engraved map, 2 engraved plates with coat of arms, 34 double-page engraved views, 110 large engraved textillustrations. A faint dampstain to upper margin of the last few leaves. The 2 plates with coat of arms a bit frayed in right margins and a faint dampstain in upper margin. A bit of browning to the first 5 leaves. otherwise internally clean. ¶ First edition of Nieuhof's famous travel round China, a trip of 2,400 km from Canton to Peking, in 1655-1657, which enabled him to become an authoritative Western writer on China. He wrote this "An embassy from the East-India Company", the written account of this journey which he undertook for the Dutch-Indian Compagny. He deals with nearly all aspects of Chinese life, folklore, religion, crafts, topography, architecture, zoology, geography, geology etc. etc. The work is one of the first illustrated books to describe China, and it profoundly influenced the Western view on China.Brunet IV, 77. - Cordier, 2344.
Bookseller: Bookshop Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn [DK]
2018-06-20 22:41:13
CORNEILLE (Pierre)
à Leyde, chez Jean Sambix, 1655, in 16, de 93pp. 1f. bl., marque à la Sphère, pl. maroquin rouge pastiche du début XXe, dos finement orné, encadrement à la Du Seuil sur les plats, dentelles int., tr. dorées (Dubois d'Enghein-Dooms). Bel exemplaire finement relié. Troisième édition elzévirienne. L'édition originale étant de 1643. La pièce est inspirée par le martyre de Polyeucte de Mélitène sous le règne de Valérien en 259. ¶ Willems Elzeviers 759 - Picot 307 - Cat. Rochebilière n°43 "véritable Elzevier de Leyde" - Pas dans Tchémerzine.
Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens [France]
2018-06-15 22:13:04
Blaeu, Joan / Martini, Martinus.
Amsterdam, Joannes Blaeu, [1655]. Folio (560 x 364 mm). Engraved architectural title with French letterpress text label, 17 engraved double-page maps colored by a contemporary hand (no text on versos), mounted on guards. Modern calf. First Latin edition of the first European atlas of China. Martini based his highly regarded survey on the Ming revision of the Yü t'u, unlike d'Anville's atlas which used Jesuit surveys. D'Anville notes in his Mémoire: "Martini made use of the maps which the Chinese possessed at the time. They do great honour to that nation and make them superior in this connection to any other Asian people" (p. 25f.; quoted in Lust). The hand-coloured double-page maps consist of a general map of China, 15 maps of the provinces, and a map of Japan. The volume was published as a separate volume by Blaeu in 1655; however, the maps were also included in volume VI of Blaeu’s "Nieuwe Atlas" (1649-58) in Dutch and "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum; sive, Novus Atlas" (1655) in Latin. - Title with small repair at center, patched with bookplate on verso before colouring, first leaf with paper flaw repaired before printing and with a few letters supplied in manuscript facsimile on verso, map of Iunnan with tiny losses to brown pigment repaired on verso, some browning, mostly to text. Provenance: contemporary, unidentified engraved armorial bookplate on verso of title; latterly in the library of Jean R. Perrette (his bookplate on pastedown). Cordier (Sinica) 182. Koeman Bl 53. Lust 160. Henze III, 384f. & cf. IV, 339. Howgego I, M64 (p. 689).
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
2018-06-13 12:40:13
Vila Real, Manuel Fernandes de
Dresden, Christian Berg, 1655 kl. 8°, mit gest. Titel, 7 Bll., 392 S., 12 Bll.(Register), neuer Ln VD17 23:280437G - Kurz nach dem Tode Richelieus herausgegebene Schrift zu dessen Leben. Einband erneuert. Papier altersbedingt gebräunt. S. 15/16 mit kleiner, alt ergänzter Fehlstelle im Papier, dadurch geringer Textverlust. Titel mit altem hs. Besitzeintrag. wenige Seiten im weissen Rand mit kleineren Fehlstellen. Gutes Exemplar des seltenen Titels Versand D: 5,30 EUR Ludwig XIII, französische Geschichte, drei Musketiere, Kardinal, dreißigjähriger Krieg
Bookseller: Bachmann & Rybicki UG haftungsbeschränkt [Dresden, Germany]
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2018-06-10 20:29:51
MARKHAM, Gervase
London: Printed for Francis Grove, and are to be sold by Martha Harrison, 1655. [16], 285pp, [1]. An unsophisticated copy in contemporary blind-ruled sheep, later paper/manuscript lettering-piece to spine. Rubbed and a trifle marked, with slight loss to extremities, surfaces. Paste downs spring, with ink inkscription of 'J. Cooke Gaiborough' to verso of upper board. A handsome copy of one of the most significant works of Gervase Markham (c1568-1637), poet and natural history writer. Hungers prevention was the earliest English treatise wholly concerned with bird-catching, an important seventeenth-century Falconry title, and is extensively illustrated with woodcuts. It includes descriptions of the use of various tools for the purpose; nets, springs, dogs and guns amongst others. Chapter XII is devoted to the taking of Hawks of all kinds, and includes two handsome woodcuts entitled 'The forme and fashion of a Haggard Faulcon' (p.182) and 'The shape and fashion of the Goshawke' (p.183). As referred to by the title (and a second dedication to 'To all the most worthy and noble Lords, Knights, Gentlemen and Merchants, Counsellors, and Adventurers for the blessed Plantation of Virginia'), this work was intended for use in the British Isles and newly established colonies in the Americas. An eminently practical volume, it is, perhaps understandably, rarely encountered in such crisp condition and an intact contemporary binding. ESTC R12445, Schwerdt II, p.12, Wing M657.. Second edition. 8vo.
Bookseller: Antiquates Ltd - ABA, ILAB [Wareham, Dorset, United Kingdom]
2018-06-07 21:16:56
SEMEDO F. Alvarez.; MARTINI Martino
1655. First English edition. Two engraved portrait frontispieces, engraved costume plate, engraved folding map, as well as an engraved map in the text. 4to. In contemporary full calf, restored. Overall a very good copy. 305pp. London, E. Tyler for John Crook, This work was first published in Portugal in 1642. Alvarez Semedo (1586-1658) was the Portuguese Procurador General for China. He arrived in China in 1613. Unlike other Jesuits, he was chiefly active in Southern China except for a visit to Xi'an in 1625, where he was the first European to examine the newly discovered Nestorian Tablet. Semedo wrote his original manuscript in Goa in 1638. Apparently it was first published in Spanish in 1642 by Manuel de Faria y Sousa. The first work is divided into two parts, the first being a general description of China, its customs, language, history and culture. It is here that Semedo mentions the custom of tea-drinking as well as making interesting observations about the Muslim and Jewish communities in China. The second part is a brief history of foreign missionary activity during the Ming dynasty. The work also includes a revised edition of Martini's Bellum Tartaricum which describes the Manchu conquest of Ming China which was first published in England in 1654. Rare. Lust 72; Cordier 25. Not in Löwendahl. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
2018-06-01 05:54:11
MERIAN (Matthäus).
[Francfort, 1655]. En trois feuilles jointes de 262 x 795 mm. Belle vue panoramique de la ville de Paris en 1654, issue de la Topographiæ Galliæ de Merian, publiée par Mathias Zeiller à Francfort en 1655. La vue, prise depuis la colline de Charonne, est ornée des armoiries de la France et de la ville de Paris, figurant un vaisseau, symbole de la corporation des marchands de l'eau qui donna ensuite naissance à la municipalité de Paris. Quarante-quatre lieux et bâtiments sont légendés, parmi lesquels figurent les églises, les portes ou encore la Bastille. La Topographiæ Galliæ ou Topographie de la France constitue la plus importante somme topographique de la France au XVIIe siècle. Elle contient notamment 4 plans de Paris en 1620 et 1654 ; les cartes furent tirées de l'atlas de Mercator et les vues furent gravées d'après des planches de Silvestre et de Marot. Bel exemplaire. La mention "Parys in flora" figurant avant la date, est légèrement effacée, ceci étant dû à une modification du cuivre. Cette mention est totalement absente sur de nombreux exemplaires, notamment sur celui signalé par Boutier. Boutier, Les Plans de Paris des origines (1493) à la fin du XVIIIe siècle, 88.
Bookseller: Librairie Le Bail [France, Paris]
2018-05-31 05:44:59
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Only edition of a work prepared by an anonymous barrister, based on a manuscript whose contents are said to be unique and "a faire, polished, and intire body of itself, framed by several sages of the Law, of great Integrity, and Experience". Contemporary unlettered calf, joints cracked, back board loose, tightly bound, signature of Phillip Williams dated 1682, usable; the Taussig copy. Printed by T.M. for W. Lee, D. Pakeman and G. Bedell [etc.], London, 1655.
Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc. [U.S.A.]
2018-05-30 06:45:21
Blaeu, Guillaume & Jean.
Africa: Amsterdam: Apud Johannem Guiljelmi F. Blaeu. 1655. Copper engraved map of East Africa from volume 2 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus .pars secunda. "Original outline colour. Double page; folio; Latin text to verso.. Decorative title cartouche; ships to sea; elephants, ostriches and monkeys to the interiors of the countries. Two Ptolemaic lakes, Zair and Zaflan are shown in the southern portion of the map as being the main source of the Nile. Lake Niger is shown as the source of the Niger River, flowing westward. The map contains numerous coastal place names such as Mozambique Island, Quiloa, Mombaza, and Melinde indicating the importance of the area to both Arab and Portuguese traders and explorers from other countries Prester John was believed to be a Christian king of enormous power and splendor. The legend first appeared in the 1100's with his kingdom believed to be in Asia, but as the area was further explored, the location of this mythical kingdom moved to the Middle East and eventually present day Ethiopia. This legend persisted for centuries. When Vasco de Gama went on his voyage from Mozambique north in the 1400's, he heard that "Preste Johan" ruled the interior. Original outline colour; good impression; light browning to edges of plate mark due to former framing; light toning to edges of page. Split to lower centre fold [not entering plate] repaired with archival tape, to verso. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Wi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Mary Louise Bryan/Paralos Gallery [GRC]
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2018-05-30 06:45:21
Blaeu, Guillaume & Jean.
Americas: Amsterdam Apud Johannem Guiljelmi F. Blaeu. c1655. Original coloured, copper engraved map of Mexico from volume 2 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus .pars secunda. " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. Large decorative title catouche ; ships and compass rose to sea. Map of Mexico extending from just north of Mazatlan to Acapulco and from Tehuacan to the Sierra Madres, showing Mexico City, Puebla (Angelorum Civitas), Colima, Campostella, Purificatio and Mechoacan as the major cities of the time. Based on Ortelius's map of 1579 which became the basis for many of the seventeenth century maps of the area. Despite the implications in the title, the map does not cover all of the provinces of New Spain, only a portion of modern Mexico. At the time, the region was described as being rich in gold & silver, with pearl-fishing carried on in the coastal regions. The numerous salt lakes produced the finest salt by means of evaporation, and much was made of the sugar-cane cultivated here. In the east of the mapped area, below the large title cartouche may be seen the area of Mexico city, situated on the shores of a large lake, described as an ample city, queen of all the cities in the New World. Although the mapmaker gave no clues, the small lozenge shaped symbols to the left of the cartouche probably indicate gold or silver mines. The elaborate title cartouche is surrounded by the Spanish Royal Coat of arms. Bright original outline colour; good impression; light damp stain to edges of blank margins, far from image. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [ … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-05-30 06:45:21
Blaeu, Guillaume & Jean.
Americas: Amsterdam Apud Johannem Guiljelmi F. Blaeu. c1655. Original coloured, copper engraved map of Panama And Columbia from volume 2 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus .pars secunda. " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. Strap work title catouche and scale; compass roses to sea. Decorative map of the Isthmus of Panama and North Western South America including most of present day Columbia and part of Venezuela. Terra Firma is Panama, Veraguas is Costa Rica, and Popayan in the west and Nuevo Rey Node Granada in the east refers to the mountainous Columbia. The map is significant both for illustrating these early historic areas in the New World and for the numerous settlements, rivers and mountains. The map is based on the cartography of Hessel Gerritsz. Bright original outline colour; good impression; light damp stain to edges of blank margins, far from image. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appoin … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-05-30 06:45:21
Blaeu, Guillaume & Jean.
Europe: Amsterdam Apud Johannem Guiljelmi F. Blaeu. c1655. Original coloured, copper engraved map of Spain from volume 2 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus. Pars secunda. " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. Strap work title cartouche and scale coat of arms of Spain; ships to sea The map shows the Iberian peninsular, and part of the Barbary coast with the straits of Gibraltar. Bright original outline colour; good impression; printer's crease and tear [ 70mm] entering plate [10mm] to upper blank margin with old repair to verso; light damp stain to lower corners far from image; spot to "Barbarie"; horizontal printer's crease to lower blank margin. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produc … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-05-30 06:45:21
Blaeu, Guillaume & Jean.
Europe: Amsterdam Apud Johannem Guiljelmi F. Blaeu. c1655. Original coloured, copper engraved map of Catalonia from volume 2 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus. Pars secunda. " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. Strap work title cartouche and scale;compass rose and ships to sea. Bright original outline colour; good impression; damp stain to lower corners far from image. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town books of the Netherlands and Italy; works unsurpassed in history and modern times. The "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum " or "Atlas Novus" Willem Blaeu's great project enlarging the "Appendix" was advertised in 1634, was first published in a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-05-30 06:45:21
Blaeu, Guillaume & Jean.
Europe: Amsterdam Apud Johannem Guiljelmi F. Blaeu. c1655. Original coloured, copper engraved map of Galicia from volume 2 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus. Pars secunda. " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. Decorative title cartouche on shell borne by Posidon; large coat of arms borne by Putti with music script on banner below compass roses and ships to sea; Bright original outline colour; good impression; damp stain to lower corners far from image; minor printer's crease to left blank margin. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town books of the Netherlands and Italy; works unsurpassed in history and modern times. The "Theatrum Orbis … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Mary Louise Bryan/Paralos Gallery [GRC]
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2018-05-29 15:43:08
Johnston, Robert.
Amsterdam, Johann Ravesteyn, 1655. (4), 737, (23) SS. Mit Holzschnittvignette am Titel. Flexibler Pergamentband der Zeit auf 5 durchzogenen Bünden mit hs. Rückentitel. Folio. Erste vollständige Ausgabe. - Das posthum erschienene Werk des Edinburgher Gelehrten R. Johnston (1567?-1639); eine "Latin history of English and Scottish affairs from 1572 to 1628, in twenty-two books" (DNB). Die ersten drei Bücher waren schon 1642 vorab publiziert worden; den Schottland betreffenden Teil hatte Thomas Middleton 1646 als englische Übersetzung herausgebracht. - Mit Widmungsgedicht von John Owen. Das Kolophon lautet "Goudae, typis Guilielmi Vander Hoeve, 1655". Einband lose (es fehlt wohl eine Beibindung geringen Umfangs); sonst gutes Exemplar. Graesse III, 472. DNB X, 957. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
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2018-05-22 02:41:21
ORTELIUS (Abraham)
Venice, Turrini, 1655. 1655. 1 vol in-8° (144 x 98 mm) de : [4] ff. (ft., t., dédicace, préface, 1 carte du monde gravée), 231 pp. (dont 108 cartes à pleine page), [8] ff., 12 pp. Plein vélin, tranche-fils traversant les coiffes, dos à nerfs muets. (exemplaire très frais). Seconde édition italienne de cette version de poche du « Théâtre du Monde » du célèbre Abraham Ortélius (1527-1598) qui fut surnommé le « Ptolémée de son temps ». Ortelius avait commencé sa carrière comme graveur et coloriste de cartes chez l’éditeur Plantin, puis il commença à signer sa propre production de nouveaux atlas sous, encouragé et soutenu par le grand Gerardus Mercator. L’édition originale de son atlas en 1570 comportait 53 cartes, inspirées largement de diverses sources mais marquées d’un style très personnel et enrichies d’un texte descriptif qui donnaient à son travail une uniformité sans précèdent. En 1575, Ortélius fût nommé, en reconnaissance de son talent, géographe de Philippe II d’Espagne, ce qui lui donna accès à une immense source d’informations inédites. Ainsi, l’atlas fût continuellement corrigé et augmenté dans les quarante années qui suivirent, même après sa disparition. La présente édition de la traduction de Marchetti fut d'abord publié à Brescia, 1598, imitation de l'édition originale avec des plaques gravées en Italie. Sa popularité parmi les lecteurs italiens est clairement démontrée par le fait que les éditions ont été imprimées jusqu’a 1724. Il existe 2 tirages de cette édition, l'une datée du 15 juillet 1655, l'autre datée du 20 septembre. Notre exemplaire porte la second … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: JF LETENNEUR LIVRES RARES [Saint Briac sur mer, France]
2018-05-14 17:47:04
Tensini Francesco
Venetia: Francesco Brogiollo, 1655. Venetia: Francesco Brogiollo. [Figurato Fortificazioni] (cm.40x28) ottimo cartonato originale, sguardie posteriori. -- cc. 7 nn., pp. 83, pp. 83,pp. 128. Magnifico frontis figurato inciso da Filippo Sadeler, con 47(di 48) tavv. f.t. finemente incise in rame da O. Fialetti, con battaglie, fortezze, strumenti bellici ecc. Opera insigne e uno dei più bei figurati del '600 italiano, che contiene quanto di meglio era conosciuto all' epoca in fatto di fortificazioni. L' autore (1579-1638) nativo di Crema, fu uno dei più grandi ingegneri militari del suo tempo, ricco di pratica e di cultura, morì barbaramente trucidato e si pensa per l' invidia che suscitò il suo singolare ingegno. Splendida edizione, la stessa della prima del 1624, in quanto come spiega Riccardi e Marini "Biblioteca Di Fortificazioni" le edizioni del 1630 e 1655 hanno solo al frontis le date e i tipografi cambiati, ottenuti raschiando la lastra di rame. Molto rara, manca alle bibliografie che di seguito elenchiamo e alle quali rimandiamo per confronti: Bm. Stc XVII Cent. Italian, Gamba, Cokle, Choix, Piantanida, Pollak, e michel-Michel. Manca purtroppo il ritratto all' inizio e la tavola 18. Ben 11 incisioni sono a doppia pagina, tutte sono numerate la prima è datata 1624 e firmata da odoardo Fialetti pittore e acquafortista bolognese scolaro di G.B. Cremonini e studiò in Venezia sotto il Tintoretto. Esemplare veramente bellissimo, nitido e a grandi margini con barbe e incisioni in ottima tiratura. * Riccardi II 515; * Marini p.71; * Manzi "Architetti e Ingegneri Militari" … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: LIBRI ANTICHI E RARI FRANCESCO&CLAUDIA [AREZZO, Italy]
2018-05-14 17:45:23
Tensini Francesco
Venetia: Francesco Brogiollo, 1655. Venetia: Francesco Brogiollo. [Figurato Fortificazioni] (cm.40x28) ottimo cartonato originale, sguardie posteriori. -- cc. 7 nn., pp. 83, pp. 83,pp. 128. Magnifico frontis figurato inciso da Filippo Sadeler, con 47(di 48) tavv. f.t. finemente incise in rame da O. Fialetti, con battaglie, fortezze, strumenti bellici ecc. Opera insigne e uno dei più bei figurati del '600 italiano, che contiene quanto di meglio era conosciuto all' epoca in fatto di fortificazioni. L' autore (1579-1638) nativo di Crema, fu uno dei più grandi ingegneri militari del suo tempo, ricco di pratica e di cultura, morì barbaramente trucidato e si pensa per l' invidia che suscitò il suo singolare ingegno. Splendida edizione, la stessa della prima del 1624, in quanto come spiega Riccardi e Marini "Biblioteca Di Fortificazioni" le edizioni del 1630 e 1655 hanno solo al frontis le date e i tipografi cambiati, ottenuti raschiando la lastra di rame. Molto rara, manca alle bibliografie che di seguito elenchiamo e alle quali rimandiamo per confronti: Bm. Stc XVII Cent. Italian, Gamba, Cokle, Choix, Piantanida, Pollak, e michel-Michel. Manca purtroppo il ritratto all' inizio e la tavola 18. Ben 11 incisioni sono a doppia pagina, tutte sono numerate la prima è datata 1624 e firmata da odoardo Fialetti pittore e acquafortista bolognese scolaro di G.B. Cremonini e studiò in Venezia sotto il Tintoretto. Esemplare veramente bellissimo, nitido e a grandi margini con barbe e incisioni in ottima tiratura. * Riccardi II 515; * Marini p.71; * Manzi "Architetti e Ingegneri Militari" … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-05-14 06:38:33
Blaeu, Guillaume & Jean.
Europe: Amsterdam Apud Johannem Guiljelmi F. Blaeu. c1655. Original coloured, copper engraved map of Portugal from volume 2 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus. Pars secunda. " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. Decorative title cartouche flanked by 2 Arab geographers; strap work scale; 2 coast of arms; compass roses, ships and Posidon to sea. After the map by Fernando Alvares Seco, who is credited with creating the first modern map of Portugal. The Arabic figures on either side of the title cartouche represent the earlier period in Portugal's history when Algarve and Portugal to the south of the Tejo were under Muslim dominion. Bright original outline colour; good impression; damp stain to lower corners and upper edge, far from image. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full des … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-05-14 06:38:32
Blaeu, Guillaume & Jean.
Europe: Amsterdam Apud Johannem Guiljelmi F. Blaeu. c1655. Original coloured, copper engraved map of the Balearic Islands from volume 2 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus. Pars secunda. " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. Title on banner, strap work scale, Royal coat of arms, Provincial coat of arms; compass rose , fish, ships and galleys to sea. The map shows the islands of Minorca, Majorca, Ibiza and Formentera with part of the coast of Catalonia and Valencia. Bright original outline colour; good impression; damp stain to lower corners and upper edge, far from image. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town books of the Netherlands and Ita … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-05-13 04:41:31
GALILEI, Galileo.
Heredi del Dozza 1655-56, Bologna. First collected edition of the works of Galileo, edited by Carlo Manolessi, and appearing only a year after his death. This was the edition in which Newton and his later contemporaries read their Galileo. The volumes contain not only most of the major works written and published over his lifetime, but also substantial unpublished material, both by Galileo himself as well as by his supporters and critics. Many of these items were provided to the editor by Vincenzo Viviani, Galileo’s friend and disciple, including a number of Galileo’s hitherto unpublished letters and experiments and La Bilancetta, his first scientific work, written in 1586. The Dialogo was of course on the Index and was not included in editions of the Opere until 1744. A feature of this edition is that each work has its own separate title page, imprint and pagination, which has resulted in several copies being broken up, the individual tracts being sold individually. Carlo & Favaro 251; Cinti 132; Riccardi I 518-9. 2 vols., 4to (228 x 167 mm), contemporary flexible vellum, fully complete I: pp. [28], 48, 48, [8], 160, [4], 68, 127, [4], 264, 43, including allegorical frontispiece signed Stefano della Bella, engraved portrait of Galileo by Villamoena, and with large folding plate of proportional compass; II: pp. [2], 60, [16], 104, [4], 105-156, 48, [8], 179, [1], [2], 53-106, [2], 103-126, [8], 238 (i.e. 242), [6]. Numerous woodcut diagrams in text (collates as in Cinti, Bibliotheca Galileiana). Some scattered browning to various quires (as usual), light damp stain in the b … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-05-11 05:20:59
FERRERIO, Pietro - FALDA, Gio. Battista.
(Segue:) Nuovi Disegni Dell' Architetture E Piante De' palazzi Di Roma De' Più Celebri Architetti, Disegnati et Intagliati. Si vendeno per Gio. Jacomo Rossi all' insegna di Parigi alla Pace, s.d. (1655-1670). 2 parti in un vol. in folio oblungo (cm. 45x62), tavv. 105 (verso bianco) incise in rame, modesta leg. cart. (piatti staccati). Cancellatura alla prima tavola (con margini un po' logori) sotto la Dedica, qq. fioritura, gora al margine inferiore bianco delle tavole con estensione marginale nella parte incisa di circa 20 tavole, ultima tav. con picc. foro. Nel complesso Buon esemplare, completo delle tavole. Libro I: Tav. 1 (Titolo e Dedica al Cardinale Antonio Barberini entro drappo su piedistallo e con sfondo architettonico laterale) + tavv. 2-44 / Libro II: Tav. 1 (Titolo entro struttura architettonica al centro dell' ingresso di una corte con portici laterali) + tavv. 2-61. Il Libro I con 30 tavole firmate da P. Ferrerio, una firmata da G.B. Falda, 13 non firmate / Il Libro II con 43 tavole firmate da G.B. Falda, una da Simon Felici, una da Antonio Barbey, 16 non firmate. Brunet, II, 1235. Olschki-Choix, n. 16931: "Ouvrage fort important pour l' architecture de Rome au XVI siècle. Les exemplaires complets de 105 planches sont rares". Fowler, pp. 103-104. Cicognara, 3719: "Opera di bellissima esecuzione in ispecie la seconda parte". [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Libreria Salimbeni [Firenze, FI, Italy]
2018-05-08 13:11:40
RENAUDOT, T. (ED.)
A Paris, Chez la veuve G. Loyson, 1655-1656. 5 volumes. (16), 840 (misnumbered 838) pp.; (8), 840 (misnumbered 868), (8, misbound) pp.; (4), 904, (6) pp.; (10), 920 pp.; (8), 478 pp. 8vo. Contemporary calf, spines richly gilt with raised bands and gilt lettering, slightly worn. Brunet, iv, 1173; Sgard, Dictionnaire des Journaux, i, pp. 238-240. The original editions are very rare, and poorly represented even in major collections. Collection of 345 essays concerning a wide range of subjects, edited by Theophraste Renaudot and his sons Isaac and Eusèbe. Théophraste Renaudot (1586-1653), founder of French journalism and of various institutions for social betterment. Touched by the hordes of paupers who infested Paris after the wars of religion, he opened the first employment agency. In 1631 he established what is generally regarded as the first French newspaper, the Gazette, later called Gazette de France, which appeared weekly up to 1914. Both Louis XII and Richelieu, realizing the power exerted by the press upon public opinion, contributed to the Gazette, and Richelieu granted Renaudot a news monopoly. He founded, in anticipation of the Academy of Sciences, a learned society, whose purpose was to give a weekly lecture, followed by a symposium, on any subject other than theology and politics. The conferences were open to all who bothered to come and they were conducted in French, the topic of each conference was decided by the participants. To allow maximum freedom of speech and expression the names of the contributors were not given in the printed texts. It is known that man … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-04-28 06:30:57
SEMMEDO (Alvaro)
London, E. Tyler for John Crook, 1655. 1655 2 parties en 1 volume in-folio (280 x 176mm) de: 1 frontispice gravé ; [5] ff. ; 1 carte dépliante ; 308 pp. (dont 1 frontispice gravé et 1 carte) ; 1 planche gravée ; [1] f. 5 planches au total. (comblement de papier au coin inférieur du titre, petite déchirure restaurée à la carte). Plein veau d'époque, dos à nerfs orné, encadrement de filets à froid sur les plats, tranches jaspées rouges. (mors discrètement restaurés, traces de titrage). Première édition anglaise. Alvaro Semedo était employé comme procureur général portugais pour la Chine, la première partie de ce travail, d'abord publiée à Madrid en 1642, comporte de nombreux travaux de grande valeur. Une grande partie du contenu est tirée dobservations de première main et est remarquablement exempte de tout préjugé occidental que lon peut retrouver dans des travaux ultérieurs. La deuxième partie est basée sur luvre De Bello Tartarico Historia (1654) de Martino Martini - l'histoire de la conquête de la Mandchourie par la Chine, une uvre qui était considérée à l'époque comme la meilleure description générale de la Chine. Version originale publiée sous le titre "Relação da propagação da fé no reyno da China e outros adjacentes", Madrid, 1641 (le manuscrit de Semedo de 1638). Version de Manuel de Faria e Sousa revue et rééditée : Imperio de la China. Madrid : Iuan Sanchez, 1642. C'est cette version qui fut traduite en anglais. Les pages 250 à 304 contiennent une traduction de De bello tartarico historia de Martini, avec pour titre : Bellum tartaricum, ou, The conquest of the grea … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: J-F Letenneur Livres Rares [France, Saint Briac sur Mer]
2018-04-28 01:48:03
DOCUMENTO MANUSCRITO, SIGLO XVII. PRISION EN JAEN DEL MAESTRO DE CAMPO DON PEDRO DE VIEDMA. SEÑAL REAL DE FELIPE IV
(). M[adri]d, 15 de Sep[tiemb]re 1655.- Dos hojas; In Folio (30 x 21 cm).- Muy clara caligrafía.*; Libro en español
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2018-04-24 10:19:00
F. Alvarez Semedo with a supplement by Martin Martinius
London: E. Tyler for John Crook. Good. 1655. First English. Hardcover. All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail at no additional cost. ; Two parts in one, continuously paginated. With three copper-engraved plates: Frontis to first work: " Alvarez Semedo" after Thomas Cross,"Mandarin… & his Wife" p. 29 & second frontis ( to Martinius' Tarter Conquest): "Thein Mingus, Emperor of the Western Tartars." Two copper-engraved maps: "Situs Provinciarum Imperii Sinici MDCLIV" facing p. 255, & "An Exact Mapp of China, being faithfully Copied from one brought from Peking by a Father Lately resident in that Citty 1655," the latter folding and placed by the binder at the very front of the book. Two pages of advertisements for books printed for John Crook.Large folding map has ancient repairs and worming; lengthy 18th century ownership inscription to back of frontis; worming throughout, some affecting text.Nonetheless a handsome copy with all the requisite parts nicely bound in half forest-green morocco. ; Quarto 27.5 x 18.5 cm; [x], 308, [2] pages .
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2018-04-14 17:35:27
FERRERIO, Pietro - FALDA, Gio. Battista.
Si vendeno per Gio. Jacomo Rossi all' insegna di Parigi alla Pace, s.d. (1655-1670). 2 parti in un vol. in folio oblungo (cm. 45x62), tavv. 105 (verso bianco) incise in rame, modesta leg. cart. (piatti staccati). Cancellatura alla prima tavola (con margini un po' logori) sotto la Dedica, qq. fioritura, gora al margine inferiore bianco delle tavole con estensione marginale nella parte incisa di circa 20 tavole, ultima tav. con picc. foro. Nel complesso Buon esemplare, completo delle tavole. Libro I: Tav. 1 (Titolo e Dedica al Cardinale Antonio Barberini entro drappo su piedistallo e con sfondo architettonico laterale) + tavv. 2-44 / Libro II: Tav. 1 (Titolo entro struttura architettonica al centro dell' ingresso di una corte con portici laterali) + tavv. 2-61. Il Libro I con 30 tavole firmate da P. Ferrerio, una firmata da G.B. Falda, 13 non firmate / Il Libro II con 43 tavole firmate da G.B. Falda, una da Simon Felici, una da Antonio Barbey, 16 non firmate. Brunet, II, 1235. Olschki-Choix, n. 16931: "Ouvrage fort important pour l' architecture de Rome au XVI siècle. Les exemplaires complets de 105 planches sont rares". Fowler, pp. 103-104. Cicognara, 3719: "Opera di bellissima esecuzione in ispecie la seconda parte".
Bookseller: Libreria Salimbeni [IT]
2018-04-14 07:40:52
GASSENDI, Pierre (Petro Gassendo) (1592-1655).
The Hague: Adrian Vlacq, 1655. The Hague:: Adrian Vlacq, 1655., 1655. Sm. 4to. [viii], 300, [16] pp. Engraved frontis. portrait (facing p.1), index. Title printed in red and black. Original vellum. Early two-line ink inscription facing title, "in an old hand", so-to-speak. Minor pencil marginalia throughout. Very good. Third and most complete edition. A tremendously important biography of Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc by the Astronomer and biographer Pierre Gassendi, who Peiresc supported financially from 1634-1637. Peiresc was an accomplished astronomer himself, scientist politician and a brilliant collector, corresponded with Galileo and Tommaso Campanella, both of whom he defended when they were arrested by the inquisition. "Through this book Peiresc and his work came to be known to many who had neither visited his collections and library . . . nor exchanged letters with him" – DSB. An English translation, titled The Mirrour of True Nobility and Gentility: Being the Life of the Renowned Nicolaus Claudius Fabricius, Lord of Pieresk, Senator of the Parliament at Aix, was released in 1657. Gassendi, apart from his significant researches in the field of astronomy, wrote a number of biographies and philosophical texts, and was a frequent opponent of Descartes, with whom he disagreed on the possibility of certain knowledge.
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2018-04-02 08:03:57
Galileo Galilei
Bologna: Heredi Dozza(1655). [ASTRONOMIA-COMETE] (cm. 23,2) ottima brossura del XX secolo realizzata con un foglio di antifonario del '600 rosso e nero, sguardie antiche..-- pp. 48, con una illustrazione. Opera rara e importante. Il "discorso" del Guiducci, apparve nel 1619 e in gran parte fu redatto da Galileo di cui il Guiducci fu discepolo. L'apparizione nel 1618 di tre comete aveva portato il Savonese Orazio Grassi alla pubblicazione del "De Tribus Cometis". In risposta, Galileo affidò le proprie considerazioni al discepolo Mario Guiducci con la pubblicazione del "Discorso delle comete". Qualche lieve ombreggiatura ma esemplare molto bello, fresco e a pieni margini, tratto dalla prima edizione delle "opere" del Dozza. RICCARDI I 518 e 511; CINTI 132; CARLI-FAVARO 251; GAMBA 482; AUT. ITALIANI DEL '600 1562; SOTHERAN I 1435; HOUZEAU-LANCASTER 3386.[f54]. Libro. Book Condition: ottimo. Binding: Rilegato
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2018-03-20 08:15:27
Blaeu, Guillaume & Jean.
Americas: Amsterdam Apud Johannem Guiljelmi F. Blaeu. c1655. Original coloured, copper engraved map of Magellanica from volume 2 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus .pars secunda. " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. 3 strap work catouches for title, scale and key; coat of arms and dedication to Constantino Hugenio (Constantijn Huygens, the secretary of the two Princes of Orange, Frederick Henry and William II);; fleet of ships and compass roses to sea. Ferdinand Magellan discovered and explored the sea route between the mainland of South America and Tierra del Fuego during his circumnavigation of the globe. The natural passage between the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean is named today Strait of Magellan. Magellan himself died during this journey on 27 April 1521 in the Philippines. The map bears Willem Blaeu's signature but was published by his son Joan. The map shows the results of the expeditions of Willem Cornelisz Schouten and Jacob Le Maire (1615-1617), who discovered Cape Horn, and those of the Nassau fleet under admiral Jacques l'Heremite and vice-admiral Gheen Huygen Schapenham (1623-1626). "Lheremitens eylandt" and "Schapenhams bay" are named after these two expedition leaders. Bright original outline colour; good impression; fairly extensive damp stain to edges of blank margins, just touching image. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartog … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-20 08:15:26
Blaeu, Guillaume & Jean.
Middle East: Amsterdam Apud Johannem Guiljelmi F. Blaeu. c1655. Original coloured, copper engraved map of the Turkish Empire from volume 2 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus .pars secunda. " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. Decorative title cartouche surmounted by the Sultan and flanked by his attendants; strap work dedicatory cartouche to Dvid de Wilhem with coat of arms above: ships to seas Decorative map of the Turkish Empire, showing the Eastern Mediterranean extending to Persia and into Egypt and North Africa, including the Arabian peninsular. Bright original outline colour; good impression; light damp stain to lower corners and upper edge. far from image. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. bu … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-20 08:15:24
Blaeu, Guillaume & Jean.
Americas: Amsterdam Apud Johannem Guiljelmi F. Blaeu. c1655. Original coloured, copper engraved map of the Caribbean from volume 2 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus .pars secunda. " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. Large strap work title cartouche and scale: dedication cartouche surmounted by coat of arms; ships and compass roses to sea. Blaeu's chart of the Caribbean, based on a section of Blaeu's own West Indische Paskaert (ca. 1630) and Hessel Gerritsz' rare chart of 1631. The chart was the most accurate for its time and was used throughout the seventeenth century. The chart covers practically the same area as the Gerritsz chart, but adds the west coast of Central America and the South Sea ( Mare del Zur). Although this western coast is shown on the chart, there are no place names there. Every other coast is detailed in its toponyms, reflecting the advanced nature of European colonialism in the mid-seventeenth century. The place names in Florida and what is now the US Gulf Coast are mostly Spanish in origin, suggesting the use of a hard-to-get Spanish chart for that section. The place names along the coast of eastern North America are practically identical to the Gerritsz chart, other than the important addition of Virginia here. According to Burden, Blaeu also accurately shows the distance between Chesapeake Bay and Albemarle Sound to be only 1°, whereas many contemporaries show them a further distance from each other. The coastlines are colored decoratively, not to reflect political boundaries. The map is embellished with several … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-20 08:15:23
Blaeu, Guillaume & Jean.
Americas: Amsterdam Apud Johannem Guiljelmi F. Blaeu. c1655. Original coloured, copper engraved map of Virginia from volume 2 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus .pars secunda. " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. Oriented West, based upon John Smith's landmark map of the Virginia colony issued in 1612 the plate is drawn from Jodocus Hondius' plate of 1618 . Blaeu acquired a number of Hondius ' plates in 1629 thus it is the 2nd state with the imprint of Blaeu, which would appear in Blaeu's atlases from 1630 to 1663. Taken from the first state of the Smith, it continues the coastlines where the former had left them vague. It features a Sasquesahanough Indian in the top right and the arms of James I of England and VI of Scotland appearing next to the cartouche with the explanation of the symbols; in the upper left a vignette of the famous scene of Powhatan, Pocahontas and John Smith. one of the most important maps of America ever produced and certainly one of the greatest influence. [Philip D. Burden,The Mapping of America.] Bright original outline colour; good impression; damp stain to edges of blank margins, far from image. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons J … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-20 08:15:23
Blaeu, Guillaume & Jean.
Americas: Amsterdam Apud Johannem Guiljelmi F. Blaeu. c1655. Original coloured, copper engraved map of Virginia & Florida from volume 2 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus .pars secunda. " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. Large decorative title catouche ; scale with 2 putti, of which the left has a tail thus 2nd state; ships and compass roses to sea. Cartographically this map forms a marked improvement on the Jodocus Hondius map of 1606, from which this was largely derived. It also amply illustrates the direction that engraving styles had moved, being more open and florid. The map depicts two nations' interests, both marked by their own coat of arms. The French claim, being largely present day Georgia, rests on the abortive colonial attempts of the 1560s. Blaeu makes no advance here in geography, following Hondius to the letter. The greatest improvement occurs in the northern half of the map north of Porto Royal. Whereas on the Hondius the coastline towards C. de Ste. Romano (present day Cape Fear) veered directly east, Blaeu more correctly takes it north-east, placing the cape closer to its true position of 34°. This span of coastline is approximately that of present day South Carolina's. This now present to us a more accurately proportioned Outer Banks Region, radically reduced in size but still slightly too far north. For these improvements Blaeu drew upon the extremeley rare DE EYLANDEN ..., by Hessel Gerritsz, c. 1631. The Outer Banks combine the placenames of Gerritsz and Hondius, often using two different ones for the same area such a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-20 08:15:22
Blaeu, Guillaume & Jean.
Asia: Amsterdam Apud Johannem Guiljelmi F. Blaeu. c1655. Original coloured, copper engraved figure map of Asia from volume 2 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus .pars secunda. " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. The famous figure map of Guillaume Blaeu has 9 town views in upper border and 10 costumed figures in side borders, there are numerous galleons and monsters to the sea; a large elephant to the body of the map. A reduction of Blaeu's famous wallmap of Asia of 1608, the first edition of this map was published in 1630 The map contains extensive details on what was known of Asia in the early 17th century. Korea is still an island. Japan has a predominantly east to west direction. In China, the Great Wall is shown along with the in-land lakes. The 9 cities depicted above are: Candy, Calecuth, Goa, Damasco, Jerusalem, Ormus, Bantam, Aden and Macao. The vignettes at the sides depict 10 costumes. Bright original outline colour; good impression; small spot to lower left vignette Insulani Sumatræ; to upper centre border just above vignette of Damasco and to right blank margin;light browning to edges of plate mark due to former framing; light toning to edges of page. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died i … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-13 08:44:50
Blaeu, Guillaume & Jean.
Europe: Amsterdam Apud Johannem Guiljelmi F. Blaeu. c1655. Original coloured, copper engraved map of Cyprus from volume 2 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus .pars secunda. " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. Large decorative title cartouche of Aphrodite, with Eros, in a sea shell drawn by swans; 2 coats of arms; ships and co,pass roses to sea. Bright original outline colour; good impression; light damp stain to lower cornersr far from image. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town books of the Netherlands and Italy; works unsurpassed in history and modern times. The "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum " or "Atlas Novus" Willem Blaeu's great project e … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-11 02:59:41
Stefonio Bernardino
Lazzari, 1655. in-12 pp 24,354, 8. piena pergamena coeva. contiene un sonetto del Marino, un discorso del Galluzzi o Gallucci sul teatro, la descizione dei segni astrologici, la descrizione di diverse macchine.
Bookseller: Libreria Antonio Pettini [IT]
2018-03-10 17:20:11
Blaeu, Guillaume & Jean.
Americas: Amsterdam Apud Johannem Guiljelmi F. Blaeu. c1655. Original coloured, copper engraved map of Brazil from volume 2 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus .pars secunda. " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. Strap work title catouche and scale; compass roses and ships to sea. Blaeu's second map of Brazil. Coastline with many details, while inland highly conjectural and mostly empty. Oriented with west at the top. Dedicated to the Polish Military General Krzysztof Arciszewski, who was important in conquering Northeast Brazil for the Dutch. A Polish-Lithuanian nobleman, military officer, engineer, ethnographer, a general of artillery for the Netherlands and Poland Arciszewski would be a vice-governor of Dutch Brazil ,and from 1637 to 1646. It is a very important map showing the various ettlements along the coast at the time that the Dutch and Portuguese conflict was occuring. The Dutch controlled various parts of Northeastern Brazil from Salvador in Bahia to Belem at the mouth of the Amazon from 1630-1654, consolidating the Dutch West Indies Company in their capitol of Recife in Pernambuco. Bright original outline colour; good impression; damp stain to edges of blank margins, far from image. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United Eas … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-10 07:25:30
Allatius, Leo; Allacci
Rome: Iosephum Lunam Maronitam, 1655. Rome: Iosephum Lunam Maronitam. Good with no dust jacket. 1655. First Edition. Vellum. Bound in full vellum which looks to be at least contemporary, possibly original with gilt to the spine. Vellum is darkened with some rubbing at the corners, small scar at top of spine, library marks to spine. Interior has old small bibliographic sticker glued to the inside front cover, institutional library stamps. Some browning and foxing throughout but otherwise clean and unmarked. Pagination is 8 ff 952 pp, in Latin as well as Greek, sometimes in double column side-by-side translation. A small octavo, 7" x 5" Attractive head and tail pieces occasionally. The title page has a wonderful printer's device engraving of a quite detailed bee (with a viscious looking stinger). A scarce first edition of this important work on the schism between the Orthodox and Christian churches and how the two really could be reconciled, by Leo Allatius, a Greek convert to Catholicism. Text in Latin and Greek, with some Hebrew, the volume contains, as "valuable additions" (Wetzer-W) the writings of the patriarchs Eustratius and Johannes Beccus as well as Allacci's essay "De perpetuo ecclesiae occidentalis atque orientalis tam in dogmate quam in ritibus consensus." There is also a letter to Neuhaus about communion. Allatius (c. 1586 - January 19, 1669) also known as Leo Allacci, was a Greek scholar, theologian, and keeper of the Vatican library who tried to show the unity in essential doctrine of the Orthodox and RC Churches.. Pope Alexander … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Leaf and Stone Books (nee Greekdrama) [Toronto, ON, Canada]
2018-03-09 07:58:18
Lawes, Henry
Printed by T.H. for Jo. Playford, 1655. , [12], 1-32, [8], 33-48 pages, musical scores and song words, decorated capitals and headpieces, portrait on title page , rebound with light rubbing to top and tail of spine and corners, title page is a photocopy, edge repairs to some early pages, some pencil annotation and light foxing, previous owner's bookplates to front free endpaper and front pastedown, good condition Hardback
Bookseller: Keogh's Books [United Kingdom]
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2018-03-06 17:14:57
Galilei. (GRASSI, Orazio, S.J., 1583-1654). -
Bologna, Dozza, 1655. 2 opere in 1 vol. In - 4 picc. Legatura moderna in mezzo marocchino blu, titolo impresso in oro sul dorso. 48 pp. Seconda edizione delle prime due opera sulla celebre controversia tra Grassi e Galileo sulle comete, iniziata nel 1619. Cf. Cinti, Galileo, 62 - 63 e 132; Riccardi I, 511 e 518. Second edition of both works, the first two of the Grassi - Galileo dispute about comets. It began in 1619 with Grassi's treatise on the comets of 1618, which provoked Galileo to reply - using the name of his assistant Guiducci to avoid problems with the Inquisition - with the Discorso delle Comete, which also contains his views on many other aspects of astronomy, especially on the Jovian satellites, and the use of the telescope. The controversy continued with Grassi's Libra Astronomica, Galileo's Saggiatore of 1623, and a final reply by Grassi in 1626. It should be noted that Grassi's opinion that comets are planetary in nature and have predictable orbits, is nearly correct, while Galileo's view that they are merely atmospheric phenomena is flatly wrong. Modern half blue morocco.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Rappaport [IT]
2018-03-04 07:20:31
Allaeus, Franciscus.
[Rennes, Julian Herbert], 1654[-1655]. Folio (235 x 360 mm). (4), 4, 12 pp. 57, (1) pp. 26 pp., terminal blank. With 1 engraved disc in the text of the first count (a repeat of disc 2 of the first volvelle), 3 volvelles in the first section, composed of 11 parts; and 2 volvelles in the second section, composed of 6 parts (all but two stitched together, but inserted loosely, never sewn into the book). Contemporary full vellum. Rare second, expurged edition of this remarkable treatise offering predictions for the destiny of European nations, issued without place or printer in the year of the almost unobtainable first edition, most copies of which were burned by the hangman at Nantes and Rennes shortly after publication. The first edition was deemed offensive due to the predictions of five volvelles in the second section which offered horoscopes for Islam, Christianity, France, Spain, and England. A "Figura Sectae Mahometanae" dared to give a horoscope of the Prophet Mohammed and a list of significant events in the history of Islam; this was followed by predictions which included the suggestion that a quarter of the world would be Islamic by 1703. The horoscope of Christianity also included dire predictions: indeed, those for the fate of England (ending with the wiping out of the English nation in 1884) caused a serious diplomatic rift, resulting in the English ambassador demanding the book be suppressed. The present edition of the "Astrologiae Nova Methodus" (and subsequent ones) omits the incriminated 7 pages and 5 volvelles; instead, it prefixes a new, two-page introduction … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
2018-03-03 06:21:49
RENAUDOT, T. (ED.)
A Paris, Chez la veuve G. Loyson, 1655-1656. 5 volumes. (16), 840 (misnumbered 838) pp.; (8), 840 (misnumbered 868), (8, misbound) pp.; (4), 904, (6) pp.; (10), 920 pp.; (8), 478 pp. 8vo. Contemporary calf, spines richly gilt with raised bands and gilt lettering, slightly worn. Brunet, iv, 1173; Sgard, Dictionnaire des Journaux, i, pp. 238-240. The original editions are very rare, and poorly represented even in major collections. Collection of 345 essays concerning a wide range of subjects, edited by Theophraste Renaudot and his sons Isaac and Eusèbe. Théophraste Renaudot (1586-1653), founder of French journalism and of various institutions for social betterment. Touched by the hordes of paupers who infested Paris after the wars of religion, he opened the first employment agency. In 1631 he established what is generally regarded as the first French newspaper, the Gazette, later called Gazette de France, which appeared weekly up to 1914. Both Louis XII and Richelieu, realizing the power exerted by the press upon public opinion, contributed to the Gazette, and Richelieu granted Renaudot a news monopoly. He founded, in anticipation of the Academy of Sciences, a learned society, whose purpose was to give a weekly lecture, followed by a symposium, on any subject other than theology and politics. The conferences were open to all who bothered to come and they were conducted in French, the topic of each conference was decided by the participants. To allow maximum freedom of speech and expression the names of the contributors were not given in the printed texts. It is known that man … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: A. Gerits & Son b.v. [Diemen, Netherlands]
2018-03-01 01:06:18
[LA PEYRERE (Isaac de)]
S.l., 1655. 2 parties en 1 vol. petit in-4°, maroquin La Vallière, dos à nerfs orné à la grotesque, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, entre-deux de rinceaux et d'oiseaux aux ailes éployées en encadrement sur les plats, filet doré sur les coupes, roulette dorée intérieure, tranches dorées sur marbrure. Reliure du début du XVIIIe siècle, coiffes et coins restaurés. Bel exemplaire. (1) f., 8 pp., (1) f., 52 pp.; (8) ff., 297 pp., et 1 carte de la Terre sainte h.-t. repliée gravée en taille-douce. Larges mouillures en début et en fin de volume. Edition originale très rare de ce livre singulier dans lequel l'auteur expose sa théorie du "préadamisme" érigée sur l'interprétation d'un passage d'une lettre de saint Paul aux Romains, suivant laquelle il y avait eu des hommes avant Adam et qu'il y aurait eu en fait deux créations : celle des païens d'abord, puis celle d'Adam, ancêtre des Juifs. Cette théorie pré-évolutioniste fut largement combattue dès la publication de l'ouvrage et plusieurs réfutations furent publiées dès l'année suivante. Le scandale d'une telle hérésie se propagea rapidement et le livre fut condamné au feu par le Parlement de Paris. La Peyrere fut arrêté sur ordre de l'archevêque de Malines en Février 1656 et dut se rétracter et abjurer le protestantisme pour recouvrer la liberté. Il continua malgré tout à persister dans sa foi ainsi que dans sa théorie dont il ne saisissait pas le caractère hérétique. L'influence de cet ouvrage fut considérable car le traité de La Peyrère fut revendiqué d'abord par les polygénistes et les philosophes des Lumières pour qui les ra … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne J.-Marc Dechaud [France, Crissay-sur-Manse]
2018-02-26 11:51:41
Original Engraving By George Glover
London Circa 1655: Robert Walton At The Globe And Compass, 1655. 1st Edition 1st Printing. No Binding. Very Good. Original Engraving. Pride: A Well-Dressed Lady With A Fan, Her Hand To Her Forehead. Lettered With Titles Beneath Image, And Four Lines Of Verse. With Producer Names 'G.Glov. Inve. Fecit. Are To Be Sould At The Globe And Compass In St. Paul's Churchyard By Ro: Walton'. Trimmed Closely. Another Printing Of This Engraving Was Sold By William Webb And Annotated Thusly At Bottom. One Of A Large Collection Of Original Antique Engravings Formed By A Southern California Artist In The Early To Middle Twentieth Century. Each Plate Has Small Glue Marks On Reverse Where They Were Tipped In To An Album. George Glover (Active 1625-1650) Was An English Engraver, Working In The Reign Of Charles I. He Mainly Worked For London Publishers, Including Robert Peake, Thomas Banks, John Hinde And Peter Stent The Publisher Robert Walton (1618 - 1688) Sold At The Globe And Compass (Aka Compasses) In St Paul's Churchyard Circa 1648-66. He Was A Printseller And Publisher; One Of The Major Figures Of His Day, And The Only One Who Has A Pronounced Personality Which Comes Across In The Vitriolic Campaign He Waged Against John Overton In Print. Unlike Stent, He Hardly Ever Seems To Have Reprinted Others' Plates. He Mainly Dealt In Engravings, Often Of Emblematic Character. His Own Ones Are Usually Of Mediocre Quality, And Are Usually Of Subjects Rather Than Portraits.
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