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2018-01-08 10:22:28
1655. Plate: 'Kuching'. This plate shows a view on the Chinese city of Kuching or Kuchin (Gui Jiang, Kuei Chiang), near the river Gui (Guei). This area is close to Tianjin and Beijing. Also depicted are many ships and a camel. On the foreground some people are fishing. Original and 100% authentic copperplate engravings on a verge type hand laid paper. Description: This attractive original old antique print / plate originates from a German edition of : 'Gezandtschap der Nederlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagnie . aan den grooten Tartarischen Cham, den tegenwoordigen keizer van China.' (Nieuhof's China expedition from 1655-1657.) by J. Nieuhof. This German edition was published in 1666, a year after the first Dutch edition of 1665. The work was famous for its wealth of engravings, while the text was based on earlier (Jesuit) sources as well.Artists and Engravers: Johan / Jan / Johannes Nieuhof / Nieuhoff / Neuhof (1618-1672) was a Dutch traveler who wrote about his journeys to Brazil, China and India. The most famous of these was a trip of 2,400 km from Canton to Peking in 1655-1657, which enabled him to become an authoritative Western writer on China. Johan Nieuhof was born in Uelsen, Germany, of which his father (originally from Zwolle) was mayor. Nieuhof left for Brazil in 1640 as a reserve officer-candidate - from then on, barring two short family visits in 1658 and 1671, he spent all the rest of his life abroad. After an adventurous career in the service of the Dutch East India Company (or VOC) - between 1660 and 1667 he occupied posts in India and on Ceylon - he then lived … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector [Zeeland, Netherlands]
2018-01-08 09:24:34
1655. Plate: 'Kancheu'. This plate shows a view on the Chinese city of Kancheu with its ramparts. Behind the city wall a pagoda can be seen. On the foreground several (fishing) boats are depicted. Original and 100% authentic copperplate engravings on a verge type hand laid paper. Description: This attractive original old antique print / plate originates from a German edition of : 'Gezandtschap der Nederlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagnie . aan den grooten Tartarischen Cham, den tegenwoordigen keizer van China.' (Nieuhof's China expedition from 1655-1657.) by J. Nieuhof. This German edition was published in 1666, a year after the first Dutch edition of 1665. The work was famous for its wealth of engravings, while the text was based on earlier (Jesuit) sources as well.Artists and Engravers: Johan / Jan / Johannes Nieuhof / Nieuhoff / Neuhof (1618-1672) was a Dutch traveler who wrote about his journeys to Brazil, China and India. The most famous of these was a trip of 2,400 km from Canton to Peking in 1655-1657, which enabled him to become an authoritative Western writer on China. Johan Nieuhof was born in Uelsen, Germany, of which his father (originally from Zwolle) was mayor. Nieuhof left for Brazil in 1640 as a reserve officer-candidate - from then on, barring two short family visits in 1658 and 1671, he spent all the rest of his life abroad. After an adventurous career in the service of the Dutch East India Company (or VOC) - between 1660 and 1667 he occupied posts in India and on Ceylon - he then lived in Batavia until 1670. He then disappeared without trace on Madagascar, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector [Zeeland, Netherlands]
2018-01-08 09:19:28
Plate: 'Nangan'. This plate shows a view on the city of Nangan with its ramparts and a Pagoda. Also depicted are ships on the river and in the background is a mountainous landscape. Engraving on a verge type hand laid paper. Description: This attractive original old antique print / plate originates from : 'Gezandtschap der Nederlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagnie . aan den grooten Tartarischen Cham, den tegenwoordigen keizer van China.' (Nieuhof's China expedition from 1655-1657.) by J. Nieuhof. This edition was published in 1665. The work was famous for its wealth of engravings, while the text was based on earlier (Jesuit) sources as well.Artists and Engravers: Johan / Jan / Johannes Nieuhof / Nieuhoff / Neuhof (1618-1672) was a Dutch traveler who wrote about his journeys to Brazil, China and India. The most famous of these was a trip of 2,400 km from Canton to Peking in 1655-1657, which enabled him to become an authoritative Western writer on China. Johan Nieuhof was born in Uelsen, Germany, of which his father (originally from Zwolle) was mayor. Nieuhof left for Brazil in 1640 as a reserve officer-candidate - from then on, barring two short family visits in 1658 and 1671, he spent all the rest of his life abroad. After an adventurous career in the service of the Dutch East India Company (or VOC) - between 1660 and 1667 he occupied posts in India and on Ceylon - he then lived in Batavia until 1670. He then disappeared without trace on Madagascar, traveling in a sloop from which he had landed to seek drinking water. The engravings are made after Nieuhoff's drawings Condition … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector [Zeeland, Netherlands]
2018-01-08 08:41:18
Antique print, titled: 'Namkun of Nankang' - View of the Chinese city of Nanjing with its ramparts. Behind the city wall a pagoda can be seen. On the foreground several ships are depicted. Engraving / etching with hand colouring on hand laid paper. Description: This original old antique print / plate originates from : 'Gezandtschap der Nederlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagnie . aan den grooten Tartarischen Cham, den tegenwoordigen keizer van China.' (Nieuhof's China expedition from 1655-1657.) by J. Nieuhof. This edition was published in 1665. The work was famous for its wealth of engravings, while the text was based on earlier (Jesuit) sources as well.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Johan Nieuhof' after an anonymous artist. Johan / Jan / Johannes Nieuhof / Nieuhoff / Neuhof (1618-1672) was a Dutch traveler who wrote about his journeys to Brazil, China and India. The most famous of these was a trip of 2,400 km from Canton to Peking in 1655-1657 as part of a Dutch envoy, which enabled him to become an authoritative Western writer on China. Johan Nieuhof was born in Uelsen, Germany, of which his father (originally from Zwolle) was mayor. Nieuhof left for Brazil in 1640 as a reserve officer-candidate - from then on, barring two short family visits in 1658 and 1671, he spent all the rest of his life abroad. After an adventurous career in the service of the Dutch East India Company (or VOC) - between 1660 and 1667 he occupied posts in India and on Ceylon - he then lived in Batavia until 1670. He then disappeared without trace on Madagascar, traveling in a sloop from which he had l … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector [Zeeland, Netherlands]
2018-01-06 18:45:22
Scultetus Johannes
Krivatsy 10749 - Lesky 600 - vgl. Garrison-M 5571 (Ausg. 1655).- J. Scultetus (1595 - 1645), Stadtarzt in Venedig und Ulm, gehört neben Pare zu den größten Illustratoren der Chirurgie. "Es ist das Werk die umfassendste Darstellung der Instrumente, Verbände und Apparate jener Zeit, und enthält gleichzeitig eine Menge interessanter Beobachtungen, die Zeugnis seiner Unternehmungslust, chirurg. Kühnheit und Geschicklichkeit ablegen" (Hirsch-H. V, 299).- Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk, tls. leicht gebräunt od. braunfleckig, S.185/186 mit 2 kl. ergänzten Ausrissen, Front. mit kl. Wurmgang.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller [Austria]
2018-01-06 12:38:27
HARTLIB, Samuel.
London printed for Giles Calvert at the Black-Spread-Eagle at West-end of Pauls 1655 - Containing many Excellent and Choice Secrets, Experiments, and Discoveries for attaining of National and Private Profits and Riches. FIRST EDITION IN 2 PARTS, THE FIRST PART ON BEES IS COMPLETE, THE SECOND PART ON SILK WORMS LACKS TITLE PAGE AND 18 PAGES. Small 4to, approximately 185 x 140 mm, 7½ x 5 inches, 3 illustrations, 1 engraved and 2 woodcuts, pages: [4], 1-62 plus 1 leaf of "Some writers of Bees extant", followed by pages 19-40 on Silk Worms of Virginia, bound in full contemporary brown panelled sheep, neatly rebacked. Covers slightly scuffed, tips of corners neatly repaired, lower cover has a pale stain, title page stained at outer and lower margins and slightly dusty, neat narrow repair to blank edge of title page to strengthen and neat repair to lower corner, following page has a neat small repair to lower margin, hardly noticeable, top margins of pages 25-62 have worm tracks neatly repaired, not affecting text, minuscule worming to top outer margins, hardly visible, occasional small pale brown stain, pastedowns and endpapers age-browned and dusty, otherwise a very good copy. The Reformed Commonwealth gives the earliest known description of the octagonal three-storeyed hive, with a drawing of it by Christopher Wren. Published during the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell, the title was understandably called the Reformed Commonwealth of Bees. See: British Bee Books, A Bibliography 1500-1976 by International Bee Research Association, pages 50 & 51, No 33; Lt.-Col Walker, Catalogue … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [United Kingdom]
2018-01-06 12:38:27
HARTLIB, Samuel.:
London, printed for Giles Calvert at the Black-Spread-Eagle at West-end of Pauls, 1655.. Containing many Excellent and Choice Secrets, Experiments, and Discoveries for attaining of National and Private Profits and Riches. FIRST EDITION IN 2 PARTS, THE FIRST PART ON BEES IS COMPLETE, THE SECOND PART ON SILK WORMS LACKS TITLE PAGE AND 18 PAGES. Small 4to, approximately 185 x 140 mm, 7½ x 5 inches, 3 illustrations, 1 engraved and 2 woodcuts, pages: [4], 1-62 plus 1 leaf of "Some writers of Bees extant", followed by pages 19-40 on Silk Worms of Virginia, bound in full contemporary brown panelled sheep, neatly rebacked. Covers slightly scuffed, tips of corners neatly repaired, lower cover has a pale stain, title page stained at outer and lower margins and a little dusty, neat narrow repair to blank edge of title page to strengthen and neat repair to lower corner of title page, following page has a neat small repair to lower margin, hardly noticeable, top margins of pages 25-62 have worm tracks neatly repaired, not affecting text, minuscule worming to top outer margins, hardly visible, occasional small pale brown stain, pastedowns and endpapers age-browned and dusty, otherwise a very good copy. The Reformed Commonwealth gives the earliest known description of the octagonal three-storeyed hive, with a drawing of it by Christopher Wren. Published during the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell, the title was understandably called the Reformed Commonwealth of Bees. See: British Bee Books, A Bibliography 1500-1976 by International Bee Research Association, pages 50 & 51, No 33; Lt.-Col Wa … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton
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2018-01-05 15:34:16
- Antique Master Print, titled: 'Gott ist meiner Lebenskrafft, Sein Wort meiner Seelen haft.' - (God ia my life strength, his words my soul guide.) Portrait of an unknown man with moustache and goatee, wearing a fur-lined hat. Etching on hand laid paper. Description: Source unknown, to be determined. State: Only state. Ref: Panzer 235. Provenance: L. A. de Vries (not in lugt).Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Georg Strauch' after own design. Georg Strauch (1613-1675) worked in Nurnberg. Condition: Very good, given age. Large margins. Several creases in the margins, and the margin edges soiled. A contemporary manuscript annotation in the lower margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPCLA-C15-10 The overall size is ca. 6.2 x 8 inch. The image size is ca. 3.3 x 4.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 15.8 x 20.2 cm. The image size is ca. 8.5 x 10.3 cm.
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector
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2018-01-05 14:03:36
Herbert Silberer
Used [Publisher: TheClassics.us] 1655
Bookseller: amazon.co.uk
2018-01-05 14:03:36
Herbert Silberer
Used [Publisher: TheClassics.us] 1655
Bookseller: amazon.com
2018-01-02 20:13:59
Pietro Marchetti
A rare miniature map of Asia from a pirate edition of Abraham Ortelius's pocket atlas, published for the italian market by Pietro Marchetti in Venice, around 1655. This particular edition is very unusual compared to other Ortelius' maps of Asia published by Pietro Marchetti, as it's lacking a lot of details, showing very few name places.Title: Asiae Nova DescDate: 1655Size: 7.5 x 10.5 cmVerso: Text in italianCondition: Good (G)
Bookseller: M. Rasmussen Maps, Books & Prints [Denmark]
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2018-01-02 07:51:04
Semedo, Alvarez
London: E. Tyler for John Crook, 1655. Folio. 2 engraved portraits, 2 maps, one folding, 1 plate. Contemporary paneled calf. Extremities rubbed, spine chipped at head and foot. A very good copy in an appealing period binding. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Alvarez Semedo (or Semmedo) served as Portuguese Procurado General for China for many years. First published in Latin in 1642, this work is based on the author's observations and is "as yet unaffected by the later racialist or colonialist mythologies" that pervaded the work of later authors (Lust). "Semedo gives more detailed information about the Chinese language than Gonzalez de Mendoza (1585) and Trigault (1615)" (Lowendahl). A splendid Jewish-American association copy from the library of Joseph Solomon Ottolenghe (1711-1775), ink stamp on title, marginalia. Ottolenghe, born Giuseppe Salomone Ottolenghi i Casale Monferratto in Italy in 1711, was invited to England by his uncle. He converted from Judaism to English Protestantism and emigrated to Savannah, Georgia in 1751, first to work as a missionary among the blacks. Later he was appointed as superintendent of the local silk industry and published a treatise on the breeding of silk worms. He served as a member of the Georgia legislature from 1761-1765.
Bookseller: 19th Century Rare Book and Photograph Shop [U.S.A.]
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2018-01-01 17:06:56
Vondel, Joost van:
Zumeist Amsterdam, Wees, 1639-1655. 4 Bll., 88 S., 34, 40 nn. Bll., 8 Bll., 79 S., 30, 31, 27, 25, 26 nn. Bll., 168 S. Kl.4°. Lederband d. Zeit auf 4 Bünden mit Rückenvergoldung. Enthält: 1. Brieven der heilige Maeghden, Martelaressen. Mit gest. Titelvignette und 12 Portraitkupfern im Text. Amsterdam, Abraham de Wees 1642 ( EA.); 2. Maegdhen. Treurspel. Amsterdam, Wees 1639 (EA.); 3. Maria Stuart of gemartelde Majesteit. Mit gest. Portrait auf dem Titel. Te Keulen, Oude Druckerye 1646 (wohl die EA.); 4. Lucifer. Treurspel. Mit 1 gest. Tafel. Amsterdam, Wees 1654 .(EA.); 5. Peter en Pauwels. Treurspel. Amsterdam, Wees 1641. (EA.); 6. Gysbrecht van Aemstel, d Ondergangh van zijn stad en zijn ballingschap. Treurspel. Door hem zelf verbetert en vermeert. Amsterdam, Houthaeck 1650; 7. Joseph in Dothan. Treurspel. Amsterdam Wees 1644 (wohl die erste Buchausgabe - entstand 1640); 8. Joseph in Egypten. Treurspel. Amsterdam, Wees 1644 (wohl die erste Buchausgabe - entstand 1640); 9. Sofompaneas of Josef in t Hof. Treurspel. Vertelt uit het Latijn van (.) Huigh de Groot. Amsterdam, Wees 1655. (erschien zuerst 1635); 10. Altaer-Geheimenissen. Ontvouwen in drie boecken door I.V.V. Mit gest. Titelvignette. Te Keulen, In de Nieuwe Druckerye 1645. (wohl die EA.). Einband gering berieben, bestoßen und beschabt; 2 winzige Bezugsfehlstellen an den Bünden; Vordervorsatz herausgetrennt; Bibliotheksstempel (Abbatiae Vallis-Dei) auf Innendeckel, Titel von Teil 1, letzter Seite von Teil 10 und auf dem hinteren Vorsatz; Exlibris derselben Abtei auf dem Innendeckel; fast durchgehend mit schwachem W … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat am Moritzberg [Hildesheim, NDS, Germany]
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2017-12-29 12:29:44
Merian
1655. 1 gravure ancienne d'époque (tirage ancien du XVIIe siècle sur beau papier vergé) - Vers 1655-1661 Extraite de la Topographia Gallia (Topographie de la France) par Merian Vue de Blamont, Franche-Comté Doubs Dimensions de la feuille : 39,5 x 31,5 cm Dimensions de la gravure (cuvette du cuivre) : 34 x 22 cm Très bon état (voir photos) Rare [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Librairie L'amour qui bouquine [ALISE SAINTE REINE, France]
2017-12-29 07:17:08
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 [CRISSAY SUR MANSE, -, France]
2017-12-29 07:17:08
LA PEYRERE (Isaac de)
2 parties en 1 vol. in-12 de 70 pp. (14)-317-(7) pp., 1 carte dépliante, vélin à rabats, titre manuscrit sur le dos (reliure de l'époque). Première édition in-dodecavo sortie des presses de Louis et Daniel Elzevier, publiée l'année de l'originale in-quarto. Carte dépliante hors-texte de la Terre Sainte. « Livre singulier, et autrefois fort recherché, dans lequel l’auteur (qui n’a garde de se nommer, mais qu’on sait être Isaac La Peyrère, 1596-1676) prétend démontrer, par l’autorité de S. Paul, qu’il a existé des hommes avant Adam (...) Le volume fut condamné dès son apparition à être brûlé par la main du bourreau. L'auteur lui-même, quoiqu'attaché à la maison du prince de Condé, n'échappa aux persécutions qu'en allant à Rome se jeter aux pieds du Pape, et abjurer la foi protestante. Le scandale que produisit ce livre est cause sans doute qu'il n'est porté dans aucun catalogue du temps, pas même dans le grand catalogue elzevirien de 1674 » (Willems). Ex-libris gravé sur le premier contreplat Ardere et lucere. Ex libris C.H.P. suivi sur le titre de la provenance manuscrite à l'encre du temps : Oratorii Frecensis Spiritus Sancti. Bel exemplaire. Willems, 1189 ; Brunet III, 831 ; Rahir, 1213 : « La seconde partie ne comporte que 7 ff. liminaires et non 8 comme l'indique Willems par erreur ».
Bookseller: Libraire Bonnefoi Livres Anciens
2017-12-29 07:17:08
La Peyrère, Isaac de]
13,5 x 7,5 cm. 70, (12) S. Schlichter Pappband (des 18. Jhs.?) Rücken mit Papierstreifen überklebt Vorsatz beschabt kleiner reparierter Ausschnitt aus Titelblatt (ohne Textverlust) hinterer Vorsatz und 3 Bll. mit winzigen Wurmgängen. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Beigebunden: [La Peyrère, Isaac de]: Systema theologicum, ex praeadamitarum hypothesi. Ohne Ort und Verlag. 1655. 317 (7) S. Mit einer gestochenen Karte "Terrae sanctae delineatio" (17,4 x 13 cm). Isaac de La Peyrère (* 1596 in Bordeaux 30. Januar 1676 in Aubervilliers) war ein französischer Diplomat. Er entwickelte eine Prä-Adamiten-Hypothese, nach der es zwei Schöpfungen gab, erst die der Heiden und dann die des Adam als Stammvater der Juden. Stöbern Sie in unserem weiteren, reichhaltigen Bestand (75.000+ Bände) unter hennwack-berlin.de! Oder kommen Sie uns in unserem Ladengeschäft in Berlin-Steglitz, Albrechtstraße 111, besuchen.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Hennwack
2017-12-28 20:35:43
REBISER, Simon.
Getruckt zu Paßaw (Passau), bey Georg Höller 1655. - Kobolt 1,547. Jöcher/Adelung 6,1497 - vorl. Mirakelbuch umfasst, neben einer kurzen Vita des Hl. Wolfgang (924-994) eine, schon von früheren Pfarrern St Wolfgangs begonnene und weitergeführte und von S. Rebiser (um 1608-1668) ergänzte u. herausgegebene Sammlung von Berichten über 1505 bis 1653 durch den Heiligen bewirkten Wunder. Der Autor, Angehöriger des Benediktinerordens, war 1650-1652 Pfarrer in St Wolfgang, danach Abt im Kloster Mondsee. Wenig verbreiteter Druck, nicht bei VD17, Georgi u. NUC. Die fehlenden Seiten liegen in Kopie bei. 8°. Titelbl., 5 nn. Bll., 60 S., S 1-96, 129-342 (= 346) (Ss. 97-128 fehlen), mit einigen Kopfleisten u. großen Schlussvignetten. Halbleinenband aus späterer Zeit, mit schwarzbedrucktem Rückenschildchen, Einbanddeckel mit dreifärbig bedrucktem Buntpapier überzogen, Rückenleinen ausgebleicht, wenig bestoßen u. berieben. Seiten insg. etwas gebräunt u. braunfleckig. Mit einigen kleinen Bleistiftanmerkungen auf den Innendeckeln.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker
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2017-12-25 12:55:23
ORANGE, James.:
London, Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1924, 1655. FIRST EDITION 1924 LIMITED TO 750 COPIES THIS BEING No. 326. 4to, approximately 305 x 260 mm, 12½ x 10 inches, photogravure portrait frontispiece, 5 maps, 3 folding, 18 colour plates with tissue guards and 70 plates in monochrome with several images to each plate making a total of 249 images, 528 pages, original publisher's dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover, top edge gilt. Binding lightly rubbed, some small indentations and scratches to upper cover, slight shelf wear to edges, otherwise a good tight clean copy. Sir Catchick Paul Chater amassed a large collection of historical pictures and engravings relating to China which he gifted to the colony. The Chater Collection was the subject of a work by its curator, James Orange, in 1924, at which time the collection stood at 430 items. Its backbone was the collection of Wyndham Law of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service, and included oil paintings, watercolours, sketches, prints and photographs, most of which are based on landscape scenes of the South China trading ports in the 18th and 19th centuries, and of British activities in China.. The Chater Collection was dispersed and largely destroyed during the Japanese occupation, and only 94 pieces (now an important part of the collection of the Hong Kong Museum of Art) are known to have survived (Wikipedia). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [GB]
2017-12-24 23:08:18
Merian Matthäus (1593 - 1650) Frankfurt a.M.
Artist: Merian Matthäus ca ; issued in: Frankfurt on Main; date: ca1655 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Some restoration at centerfold; - size (in cm): 21,5 x 29; - description: Map shows the castle of Wiserat; - vita of the artist: Matthäus Merian (1593 ? 1650) , born in Basel, learned the art of copperplate engraving in Zurich and subsequently worked and studied in Strasbourg, Nancy, and Paris, before returning to Basel in 1615. The following year he moved to Frankfurt, Germany where he worked for the publisher Johann Theodor de Bry. He married his daughter, Maria Magdalena 1617. In 1620 they moved back to Basel, only to return three years later to Frankfurt, where Merian took over the publishing house of his father-in-law after de Bry's death in 1623. In 1626 he became a citizen of Frankfurt and could henceforth work as an independent publisher. He is the father of Maria Sibylla Merian, who later published her the famous and wellknown studies of flowers, insects and butterflies.
Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG [München, Germany]
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2017-12-22 13:58:56
Johannes BLAEU (Alkmaar 1571 - Amsterdam 1663)
1655. Raro esemplare a colori della mappa della regione di Chekiang realizzata da Blaeu, che comprende le città di Shanghai, Hangzhou, Ningpo e le isole sacre. Cartina decorativa realizzata sulla base delle mappe del missionario gesuita Martino Martini. Sono presenti molti nomi di città e luoghi e dettagli topografici e un cartiglio decorativo. Incisione in rame, bella coloritura coeva, piccoli restauri visibilie al verso, per il resto in buono stato di conservazione. Nice old color example of Blaeu's map of the Chekiang region, including the cities of Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningpo and the sacred islands. Decorative map based on the maps of Jesuit missionary Martino Martini, the map features many place names and topographical details and decorative cartouche. Copperplate with fine original colour, washed and refreshed, otherwise good condition.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius
2017-12-22 13:58:56
Johannes BLAEU (Alkmaar 1571 - Amsterdam 1663)
1655. Prima mappa europea dedicate all territorio di Guandong, Hong Kong, Canton e Macao. Include il delta del fiume Pearl e l'isola di Hainan. Sono presenti molti nomi di città e luoghi e dettagli topografici e un cartiglio decorativo. La mappa si basa sulle relazioni e sulle mappe del missionario gesuita Martino Martini, le cui informazioni portarono proprio alla creazione del primo atlante moderno della Cina, pubblicato da Blaeu. Incisione in rame, bella coloritura coeva, piccoli restauri visibilie al verso, per il resto in buono stato di conservazione. The First European Printed Map of Guandong Province - Hong Kong, Guangzhou, & Macao Includes the Pearl River Delta and the Island of Hainan. The map features many place names and topographical details and decorative cartouche. The map is based on the reports and maps of the Jesuit missionary Martino Martini, whose information resulted in the creation of the first modern atlas of China, published by Blaeu. Copperplate with fine original colour, washed and refreshed, otherwise good condition.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius
2017-12-21 21:02:21
Johnston, Robert.
(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.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris [AT]
2017-12-21 21:02:20
Saavedra Fajardo, Diego.
1655. 4to. (16), 694 [but: 692] pp. With heraldic title woodcut and 103 emblematic woodcuts in the text. Contemp. limp vellum with calligraphic title to spine. Very rare, early edition of the probably most important mirror for magistrates, widely printed in illustrated and unillustrated editions - the second printed in Spain, according to Palau and Praz. - The present edition not listed in auction records of the past decades; only obe copy in OCLC (Univ. of Illinois). - With numerous underlinings and a few marginalia by a contemporary hand; the fine emblematic woodcuts are numbered by the same hand above the borders. Title with ms. mark of acquisition: "Lo compre en Malaga a Octobre 1796"; slight defect to paper due to obliteration of the name. Slightly browned and smudged; occasionally slightly waterstained. Goldsmith S 9. Praz 483 (note). Landwehr 653. Campa 78, SX 15.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris [AT]
2017-12-21 20:58:58
Johannes BLAEU (Alkmaar 1571 - Amsterdam 1663)
1655. Raro esemplare a colori della mappa della regione di Chekiang realizzata da Blaeu, che comprende le città di Shanghai, Hangzhou, Ningpo e le isole sacre. Cartina decorativa realizzata sulla base delle mappe del missionario gesuita Martino Martini. Sono presenti molti nomi di città e luoghi e dettagli topografici e un cartiglio decorativo. Incisione in rame, bella coloritura coeva, piccoli restauri visibilie al verso, per il resto in buono stato di conservazione. Nice old color example of Blaeu's map of the Chekiang region, including the cities of Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningpo and the sacred islands. Decorative map based on the maps of Jesuit missionary Martino Martini, the map features many place names and topographical details and decorative cartouche. Copperplate with fine original colour, washed and refreshed, otherwise good condition.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius [IT]
2017-12-21 16:53:57
Johannes BLAEU (Alkmaar 1571 - Amsterdam 1663)
1655. Prima mappa europea dedicate all territorio di Guandong, Hong Kong, Canton e Macao. Include il delta del fiume Pearl e l'isola di Hainan. Sono presenti molti nomi di città e luoghi e dettagli topografici e un cartiglio decorativo. La mappa si basa sulle relazioni e sulle mappe del missionario gesuita Martino Martini, le cui informazioni portarono proprio alla creazione del primo atlante moderno della Cina, pubblicato da Blaeu. Incisione in rame, bella coloritura coeva, piccoli restauri visibilie al verso, per il resto in buono stato di conservazione. The First European Printed Map of Guandong Province - Hong Kong, Guangzhou, & Macao Includes the Pearl River Delta and the Island of Hainan. The map features many place names and topographical details and decorative cartouche. The map is based on the reports and maps of the Jesuit missionary Martino Martini, whose information resulted in the creation of the first modern atlas of China, published by Blaeu. Copperplate with fine original colour, washed and refreshed, otherwise good condition.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius [IT]
2017-12-21 10:44:33
SCHOTANUS, Christiaan].
Bodel Nijenhuis 2587; Tiele, Bibl. 976. Greatly expanded and revised second edition of Schotanus's classic description of Friesland and the Frisian people. The first edition was published in 1655, without engravings, as beschryvinge ende chronijck vande heerlickheydt van Frieslandt and included the history from the earliest times to ca. 1500. In 20 chapters, it covered the origins of the Frisian people, the Roman, Frankish, Norman, Saxon and Burgundian eras, Friesland's special status under Charlemagne and his successors from the 9th to the 12th centuries, customs and manners, and the history of the Church. In the present second edition the chapters were rearranged and descriptions and illustrations of the municipalities and cities were added.Christiaan Schotanus (1603-1671), minister of the Church and professor of Greek, Church history and theology at the University of Franeker, is best known for his publications on the history of Friesland.Two maps repaired and with some occasional minor spotting. Very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books [t Goy Houten, Netherlands]
2017-12-20 10:52:33
Saavedra Fajardo, Diego De
Antwerp: Hieronymus, Jan Baptist Verdussen, 1655. Book measures 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches. Collation, [20]791,[1]pp, engraved title, 103 large 3/4 page illustrations, woodcut initials and tail pieces.Bound in full calf. Rebacked retaining the period boards, raised bands, gilt lines and center stamp, leather title label, gilt rule lines to boards. Calf lightly rubbed, some minor abrasion wear to corners. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, some general persistant light tanning/browing. Pages and plates in very good clean condition. A very nice copy. . Full Leather. Very Good Plus. Quarto.
Bookseller: George Jeffery Books [HERTFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom]
2017-12-18 21:24:17
Schaffhausen / Rheinfall.-
Merian, 1655. Im Vordergrund koloriert. Ca. 21 x 28 cm. Die Ansicht zeigt den Rheinfall zu Schaffhausen mit Lauffen, Neuhausen, Flurlingen und Schaffhausen, mit Legende. Gest. von H. Bencken ?? Blatt breit mittig hinterlegt, geringe Gebrauchsspuren, Mittelfalte tlw. etwas zu erkennen, gutes Teilkolorit unter einfachen Klapp-Passepartout. Siehe Foto. Versand D: 5,90 EUR
Bookseller: BerlinAntiquariat
2017-12-18 21:24:17
Schaffhausen / Rheinfall.-
Merian, 1655. Ca. 21 x 28 cm. Im Vordergrund koloriert. Die Ansicht zeigt den Rheinfall zu Schaffhausen mit Lauffen, Neuhausen, Flurlingen und Schaffhausen, mit Legende. Gest. von H. Bencken ?? Blatt breit mittig hinterlegt, geringe Gebrauchsspuren, Mittelfalte tlw. etwas zu erkennen, gutes Teilkolorit unter einfachen Klapp-Passepartout. Siehe Foto. [4 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]
Bookseller: BerlinAntiquariat, Karl-Heinz Than [Berlin, Germany]
2017-12-14 10:27:38
Aeneas of Gaza; Zacharias, Bishop of Mytilene:
Lipsiae [Leipzig]: typis Johannis Baueri. Sumptibus verò Christiani Gerlachii & Simonis Becksteinii, 1655. 4to. pp. 326 [ii]. Title printed in red and black, parallel Greek and Latin text, browned. Contemporary vellum with oval armorial stamp of Henrici (Henrik) ter Borch to covers. 19th century ink stamp to title and 18th century letterpress book label to pastedown of “Uit de Bibliotheek van de Doopsgezinde Gemeente bij het Lam en den Toren te Amsterdam”, the library of the Baptist Church at Amsterdam. Kaspar von Barth's edition of the neoplatonist philosopher Aeneas of Gaza, the first in the original Greek (a Latin translation had appeared in Venice in 1513), first published in 1653 and reisssued with a new title page, as here, in 1655; Zacharias Scholasticus was a near contemporary, born near Gaza, noted as an ecclestiastical historian. Brunet, I, 66. Book
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2017-12-12 21:45:23
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]
2017-12-12 06:31:45
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]
2017-12-10 11:29:08
LA CAPELLE].
1655. 17th-century drawing with bird's eye view of the fortified French town La Capelle (Aisne). Probably after the similar view published in Mathaeus Merian's Topographia Galliae (1655-1661).In very good condition.
Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV [Houten, Netherlands]
2017-12-07 18:59:50
Racine, Jean.
Kl.-8 VIII, 353 S. Leder der Zeit mit floraler Rückenvergoldung. Frühe u. seltene Ausgabe der Geschichte der Abtei Port Royal des Champs, die 1204 als Frauenkloster gegründet wurde und im 17. Jahrhundert eine Hochburg der Jansenismus war. Von 1655 bis 1658 war Racine hier Schüler. Später kam es zu einem Bruch mit dem Jansenismus. Hier allerdings rechtfertigt er ihn, wodurch er die Ungnade des Königs auf sich zieht. - Einband etwas bestoßen, Kapitale abgestoßen, vorderes Außengelenk leicht angeplatzt, handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk auf erstem weißen Blatt, gering fleckig, einzelne kleine Läsuren.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Eckert & Kaun GbR
2017-12-07 16:53:03
1655. Plate: 'Uannungam'. This plate shows a view on the Chinese city of Uannungam with its rampartss. Several ships are depicted. Behind the city wall palm trees can be seen. Original and 100% authentic copperplate engravings on a verge type hand laid paper. Description: This attractive original old antique print / plate originates from a German edition of : 'Gezandtschap der Nederlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagnie . aan den grooten Tartarischen Cham, den tegenwoordigen keizer van China.' (Nieuhof's China expedition from 1655-1657.) by J. Nieuhof. This German edition was published in 1666, a year after the first Dutch edition of 1665. The work was famous for its wealth of engravings, while the text was based on earlier (Jesuit) sources as well.Artists and Engravers: Johan / Jan / Johannes Nieuhof / Nieuhoff / Neuhof (1618-1672) was a Dutch traveler who wrote about his journeys to Brazil, China and India. The most famous of these was a trip of 2,400 km from Canton to Peking in 1655-1657, which enabled him to become an authoritative Western writer on China. Johan Nieuhof was born in Uelsen, Germany, of which his father (originally from Zwolle) was mayor. Nieuhof left for Brazil in 1640 as a reserve officer-candidate - from then on, barring two short family visits in 1658 and 1671, he spent all the rest of his life abroad. After an adventurous career in the service of the Dutch East India Company (or VOC) - between 1660 and 1667 he occupied posts in India and on Ceylon - he then lived in Batavia until 1670. He then disappeared without trace on Madagascar, traveling in a sloop … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector [Zeeland, Netherlands]
2017-12-07 16:53:03
1655. Plate: 'Hoaigan'. This plate shows a view on the Chinese city of Hoaigan with its rampartss. Several ships are depicted. Behind the city wall a pagoda and palm trees can be seen. Original and 100% authentic copperplate engravings on a verge type hand laid paper. Description: This attractive original old antique print / plate originates from a German edition of : 'Gezandtschap der Nederlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagnie . aan den grooten Tartarischen Cham, den tegenwoordigen keizer van China.' (Nieuhof's China expedition from 1655-1657.) by J. Nieuhof. This German edition was published in 1666, a year after the first Dutch edition of 1665. The work was famous for its wealth of engravings, while the text was based on earlier (Jesuit) sources as well.Artists and Engravers: Johan / Jan / Johannes Nieuhof / Nieuhoff / Neuhof (1618-1672) was a Dutch traveler who wrote about his journeys to Brazil, China and India. The most famous of these was a trip of 2,400 km from Canton to Peking in 1655-1657, which enabled him to become an authoritative Western writer on China. Johan Nieuhof was born in Uelsen, Germany, of which his father (originally from Zwolle) was mayor. Nieuhof left for Brazil in 1640 as a reserve officer-candidate - from then on, barring two short family visits in 1658 and 1671, he spent all the rest of his life abroad. After an adventurous career in the service of the Dutch East India Company (or VOC) - between 1660 and 1667 he occupied posts in India and on Ceylon - he then lived in Batavia until 1670. He then disappeared without trace on Madagascar, traveling in … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector [Zeeland, Netherlands]
2017-12-07 16:53:03
Plate: 'Tuncham'. This plate shows a view on the Chinese city of Tuncham with its ramparts. Also depicted are boats on the river and on the foreground some people are fishing. A palm tree can be seen as well. Original and 100% authentic copperplate engravings on a verge type hand laid paper. Description: This attractive original old antique print / plate originates from a German edition of : 'Gezandtschap der Nederlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagnie . aan den grooten Tartarischen Cham, den tegenwoordigen keizer van China.' (Nieuhof's China expedition from 1655-1657.) by J. Nieuhof. This German edition was published in 1666, a year after the first Dutch edition of 1665. The work was famous for its wealth of engravings, while the text was based on earlier (Jesuit) sources as well.Artists and Engravers: Johan / Jan / Johannes Nieuhof / Nieuhoff / Neuhof (1618-1672) was a Dutch traveler who wrote about his journeys to Brazil, China and India. The most famous of these was a trip of 2,400 km from Canton to Peking in 1655-1657, which enabled him to become an authoritative Western writer on China. Johan Nieuhof was born in Uelsen, Germany, of which his father (originally from Zwolle) was mayor. Nieuhof left for Brazil in 1640 as a reserve officer-candidate - from then on, barring two short family visits in 1658 and 1671, he spent all the rest of his life abroad. After an adventurous career in the service of the Dutch East India Company (or VOC) - between 1660 and 1667 he occupied posts in India and on Ceylon - he then lived in Batavia until 1670. He then disappeared without trace on … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector [Zeeland, Netherlands]
2017-12-06 02:30:50
- Antique print, untitled. The rest before the inn. A woman seated on a donkey drinks a beverage handed to her by the woman standing in the open half door. Animals (donkey, a ram and sheep) surround the woman. Etching on hand laid paper. Watermark: Seven-pointed foolscap (=period). Description: Source unknown, to be determined. State: Third state of 6. Ref: Hollstein 11.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Nicolaes Berchem' after own design. Nicolaes Berchem (1620-1683) was one of the most famous animalpainters of the 17th. Century. His work was highly admired and collected. Condition: Good, given age. Margins cropped to the platemark. Faint soiling in the right edge of the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPCLA-C14-32 JvO The overall size is ca. 8.3 x 10.3 inch. The image size is ca. 8.3 x 10.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 21.2 x 26.2 cm. The image size is ca. 21.2 x 26.2 cm.
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2017-12-05 22:58:45
Antique print, titled: 'T Admiraliteytshof.' - View of the Admiralty-Court in Rotterdam. Etching on hand laid paper. Watermark: Monogram H D. Description: From the set of 12 views of Rotterdam surrounding the famous wallmap of Rotterdam. State: Only state. Ref: Hollstein 10.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Johannes de Vou and Romeyn de Hooghe' after an anonymous artist. Johannes de Vou (c. 1655/65-1707) was active in Rotterdam as a etcher and naval architect around 1680-1700. Romeyn de Hooghe (bapt. 10 September 1645 � 10 June 1708) was an important and prolific late Dutch Baroque, painter, sculptor, engraver and caricaturist. De Hooghe was born in Amsterdam. He was skilled as an etcher, draughtsman, painter, sculptor and medalist. He is best known for political caricatures of Louis XIV and propagandistic prints supporting William of Orange. During his career, de Hooghe produced over 3500 prints. He also illustrated books, and his illustrations can be found in some of the most important texts of his period. The Hieroglyphica of Merkbeelden der oude volkeren (1735) was a well known emblem book and sourcebook for classical mythology and its iconography. According to Houbraken he was particularly good at inventive arrangements of subjects in engravings. He was also a gifted painter and painted large panels for the rooms of the mayor's office in Enkhuizen and a room in the estate of Mattthijs van den Broeck in Dubbeldam. Houbraken disapproved of his dissolute lifestyle however, and felt that despite an enormous talent, as he grew older, he engraved shameful subjects that were … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector [Zeeland, Netherlands]
2017-12-05 12:25:14
Sanson Nicolas, (1600 - 1667) Paris
Artist: Sanson Nicolas ca ; issued in: Paris; date: ca1655. - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Margins cutted; - size (in cm): 18,5 x 23,5; - description: Map of Anatolia, the Asian part of Turky with Cyprus.; - vita of the artist: Nicolas Sanson (1600?1667) was a French cartographer, termed by some the creator of French geography, in which he's been called the father of French cartography.Active from 1627, Sanson issued his first map of importance, the "Postes de France", which was published by Melchior Tavernier in 1632. After publishing several general atlases himself he became the associate of Pierre Mariette, a publisher of prints.In 1647 Sanson accused the Jesuit Philippe Labbe of plagiarizing him in his Pharus Galliae Antiquae; in 1648 he lost his eldest son Nicolas, killed during the Fronde. Among the friends of his later years was the great Condé. He died in Paris on 7 July 1667. Two younger sons, Adrien (d. 1708) and Guillaume (d. 1703), succeeded him as geographers to the king.In 1692 Hubert Jaillot collected Sanson's maps in an Atlas nouveau. See also the 18th century editions of some of Sanson's works on Delamarche under the titles of Atlas de géographie ancienne and Atlas britannique; and the Catalogue des cartes et livres de géographie de Sanson (1702).
Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG [München, Germany]
2017-12-04 23:57:11
BARON, Robert.
London: Printed for Humphrey Moseley [1655?]. 8vo., pp. [16], 264; some pen trials to title page, damp-staining to upper left corner throughout; otherwise a good copy in nineteenth-century half red morocco and marbled boards; marbled endpapers.First edition of Baron's last literary endeavour, a violent revenge tragedy influenced by Jonson's Catiline, mostly in verse, packed with political intrigue, murders 'and Seraglio's too', all fitting subjects for its exotic setting. Not intended for performance, which been impossible during the Commonwealth, it was meant instead to be 'read and carefully digested' and is, 'by the standards of its day, an exceptionally long and elaborate play' (Birchwood, Staging Islam in England).Mirza is a virtuous prince whose father, the murderous King Abbas, attempts to assassinate him but relents just as Mirza is being throttled. Alive, but in the palace dungeons, Mirza plots his revenge. Discovering that his daughter, Fatima, is now the favourite of her grandfather Abbas's immense seraglio, Mirza calls her to his cell and strangles her. After Mirza takes his own life, the grieving Abbas relents of his wickedness before dying.Besides its colourfully incestuous and bloodthirsty plot, Mirza is notable for the author's claims to historical authenticity: it is a tragedy 'really acted in Persia' – its source being the letters written from Persia by the diplomat Dodmore Cotton, also the source for John Denham's similar tragedy, The Sophy (1641). The historical 'truth' of the play is supported by over two hundred pages of annotations, by which Baron off … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bernard Quaritch Ltd ABA ILAB [London, United Kingdom]
2017-12-02 01:22:13
M., W.
London: Printed for Nathaniel Brook at the Angel in Cornhill, 1655. First Edition. Hardcover. Tooled Calf, raised bands. Good. [8] 296 [22] 123 [7] 14 x 9 cm. Consisting of three books 'The Pearle of Practice', 'A QUEENS DELIGHT', and 'THE COMPLEAT COOK'. The popularity of the 1655 cookery book shows that our fascination with the private lives of the famous is nothing new. Purporting to reveal the domestic secrets of Henrietta Maria, the French wife of the executed King Charles I, The Queen's Closet tantalized 17th-century readers with a glimpse into the world of royalty. Title page trimmed, affecting text. Pages 69-70, loss of corner, affecting text. Pages 175-176 loss at edge, affecting text. Pages 179-180, affecting text. Repair on last page of Epistle. Annotation in ink on page 202, not affecting text. "Elizabeth Shaw", written in ink on page 294, surrounded with ornamental flourishes. Three receipts written in ink on rear pages. Calling card pasted on verso of cover - J. H. Collins, 9 Holmwood Gardens, Church End, Finchley N. Boards heavily rubbed. From the estate of Dan Samuel, 4th Viscount Samuel (1925-2014), grandson of Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel, High Commissioner of Palestine (1920-1925). [OXFORD 26].
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2017-11-30 21:01:02
Camõens, Luis de [Translated by Richard Fanshaw]
London: Humphrey Moseley, 1655. First Edition. 1st edition in English (the Portuguese 1st was 1572). 19th century full calf, spine base chipped, top and joints strengthened, frontispiece and title darkened, as are the text margins, some stains, spots, and marginal tears, frontispiece of de Camõens neatly mounted, 1/4" chip from its upper corner, small chip from the title page's fore margin repaired, else very good (6 1/2" X 10 7/8"), and we're being fussier here than is usual with a 361 year old book. Not really a rare edition, but an undying one, and not for sale at this price elsewhere these days (check it out), and our copy has the large portraits of Henry the Navigator and Vasco de Gama neatly folded at the borders, not trimmed, to fit. Ex-George C. M. Birdwood, his name on the title page, some brief notes in the text, others nearly filling the rear binder's blank, and his symbol (the whirlwind of life) in a few places too. Coll: 4to. [xxii], 224 pages. Ref: Pforzheimer 362. The heroes are the Lusiads, the children of Lusus (the Portuguese people). They believe the deities have deemed them predestined to do heroic deeds. Jupiter tells them that their victories over the Moors and Castilians anneals them to discover new worlds, spreading their law, culture, and ideals, and that in the end, they would become gods. And they did open Japan (1543), and took a dominant position there, and they explored West Africa and dictated its trade for 150 years, and they established Brazil, that place with a brazillion problems, and the 3rd most famous Amazon, after the U. S. company and … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2017-11-30 08:35:52
MUSEUM WORMIANUM] WORM (Ole)
1655 - portrait, [6] ff., 1 gravure Lugduni Batavorum [Leyde], Apud Johannem Elsevirium, 1655, in-folio, portrait, [6] ff, 1 gravure à double page, 389-[3] pages, veau glacé brun à l'imitation, plats ornés à froid, tranches rouges, Rare édition originale et rare exemplaire complet du Museum Wormianum ; la planche à double page gravée par Wingendorp, représentant le cabinet de curiosités de Ole Worm, ainsi que le portrait de ce dernier d'après Carl van Mander, sont bien présents. L'ouvrage est orné en outre de nombreux bois dans le texte et de 11 gravures en taille-douce, dont 2 à pleine page. Cette somme magnifique, l'une des premières consacrées à la description d'un cabinet de curiosités, dépeint le musée d'histoire naturelle du médecin et savant danois Ole Worm (1588-1654) en quatre parties : minéraux, plantes, animaux et "artificialia" manufacturés par l'homme. L'ouvrage a paru après la mort de son auteur, son fils Willum Worm se chargeant de l'édition, qu'il dédie au roi de Danemark Frédéric III. Le Museum Wormianum est célèbre pour l'illustration figurant l'intérieur du cabinet, gravure devenue emblématique des cabinets de curiosités. Le titre du catalogue et l'adresse "Ex officina Elzeviriorum" y sont inscrits, sur la table au premier plan, reposant sur un dallage en damier. Tout autour, sur des étagères, au mur et entre les solives du plafond, sont exposés les objets de la collection : carapaces de tortues, poissons, crustacés et mammifères naturalisés, roste et défense de narval, caissettes de coquillages et de minéraux, vêtements du Nouveau monde et autres lances … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux [France]
2017-11-29 21:04:33
Camõens, Luis de [Translated by Richard Fanshaw]
London: Humphrey Moseley, 1655. First Edition. Full calf. very good. 1st edition in English (the Portuguese 1st was 1572). 19th century full calf, spine base chipped, top and joints strengthened, frontispiece and title darkened, as are the text margins, some stains, spots, and marginal tears, frontispiece of de Camõens neatly mounted, 1/4" chip from its upper corner, small chip from the title page's fore margin repaired, else very good (6 1/2" X 10 7/8"), and we're being fussier here than is usual with a 361 year old book. Not really a rare edition, but an undying one, and not for sale at this price elsewhere these days (check it out), and our copy has the large portraits of Henry the Navigator and Vasco de Gama neatly folded at the borders, not trimmed, to fit. Ex-George C. M. Birdwood, his name on the title page, some brief notes in the text, others nearly filling the rear binder's blank, and his symbol (the whirlwind of life) in a few places too. Coll: 4to. [xxii], 224 pages. Ref: Pforzheimer 362. The heroes are the Lusiads, the children of Lusus (the Portuguese people). They believe the deities have deemed them predestined to do heroic deeds. Jupiter tells them that their victories over the Moors and Castilians anneals them to discover new worlds, spreading their law, culture, and ideals, and that in the end, they would become gods. And they did open Japan (1543), and took a dominant position there, and they explored West Africa and dictated its trade for 150 years, and they established Brazil, that place with a brazillion problems, and the 3rd most famous Amazon, a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Biblioctopus [U.S.A.]
2017-11-27 15:05:23
Fuller, Thomas
London: Printed for John Williams at the signe of the Crown in St. Paul's Church-yard, 1655. Ex-Library First edition. Hardcover. poor to near fine. Folio. (8, 19, 1)pp. index) 171 (1), (8) 427 (1), (8) 235 (1), (8) 238 (2), (8) 172, 22pp. Original calf with blind-stamped ruling on covers, blind-stamped vignettes and gilt lettering on spine; raised bands and housed in an orange clamshell box. Red edges. Title pages for each book with double-rule border and vignette. Historiated headpieces, endpieces and initials including first dedication to Esmé Stuart, Duke of Richmond, and nineteen page index with headpiece and two initials at front. Each book with dedication including decor and all chapters of the various books with divisional title pages, except for book one, and with decorative headpieces and heraldic initials. First and second (171pp.), third through seventh book (427pp.), eight and ninth book (235pp.), and tenth and eleventh book (238pp.) with continuous pagination. Contains index at front; does not include the 5 engravings, respectively folding map of Cambridge University. Shoulder notes. Block washed. The history of the Church of Britain in XI. books bound with the "History of the University of Cambridge since the Conquest" (172pp.) and "The History of Waltham-Abby in Essex, Founded by King Harold" (22pp.) by the prolific English historian Thomas Fuller (1608-1661). He was admitted Doctor of Divinity at Cambridge in August of 1660. He is said to have been the first English writer to live by his pen and from his wealthy and noble patrons. "...his … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB) [Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.]
2017-11-25 12:53:44
Stoppa Giovanni Battista
Printed for H. Robinson, at the three Pigeons in St. Paul’s Church-Yard, 1655. 4to piccolo (cm. 17), 8 cc.nn., 44 pp. Cartonato policromo inizi ‘900 con titolo oro su tassello in pelle al ds. Ottimo esemplare. Rarissima edizione originale presente - secondo ICCU - in due sole bibl. italiane.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.
2017-11-24 16:00:53
Camõens, Luis de [Translated by Richard Fanshaw]
London: Humphrey Moseley, 1655. First Edition. 1st edition in English (the Portuguese 1st was 1572). 19th century full calf, spine base chipped, top and joints strengthened, frontispiece and title darkened, as are the text margins, some stains, spots, and marginal tears, frontispiece of de Camõens neatly mounted, 1/4" chip from its upper corner, small chip from the title page's fore margin repaired, else very good (6 1/2" X 10 7/8"), and we're being fussier here than is usual with a 361 year old book. Not really a rare edition, but an undying one, and not for sale at this price elsewhere these days (check it out), and our copy has the large portraits of Henry the Navigator and Vasco de Gama neatly folded at the borders, not trimmed, to fit. Ex-George C. M. Birdwood, his name on the title page, some brief notes in the text, others nearly filling the rear binder's blank, and his symbol (the whirlwind of life) in a few places too. Coll: 4to. [xxii], 224 pages. Ref: Pforzheimer 362. The heroes are the Lusiads, the children of Lusus (the Portuguese people). They believe the deities have deemed them predestined to do heroic deeds. Jupiter tells them that their victories over the Moors and Castilians anneals them to discover new worlds, spreading their law, culture, and ideals, and that in the end, they would become gods. And they did open Japan (1543), and took a dominant position there, and they explored West Africa and dictated its trade for 150 years, and they established Brazil, that place with a brazillion problems, and the 3rd most famous Amazon, after the U. S. company and … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Biblioctopus [USA]
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