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        L'elegie du Tograi, avec quelques sentences tirées des poetes Arabes, l'hymne d'Avicenne, & les provesbes du Chalife Gali.

      Paris, R. Soubret, 1660. - 8vo. 80 pp. 18th-century blind-ruled brown calf, blindstamped arms of William Stirling Maxwell on the upper cover and his blind cipher on the lower cover. Spine and vertical title label gilt; turn-ins gilt. Marbled flyleaves. All edges red. Green silk marker. First edition in a western language of the celebrated autobiographical lament of the poet, royal secretary, and soldier Al-Tughra'i, who rose to Vizier only to be beheaded. His elegy, "Lamiyyat al-'Adjam", is probably the first major work of Arabic poetry published in the west. The other significant early Arabic work here contains an offering of proverbs selected from the "Exalted Aphorisms" of the fourth Caliph Ali ibn Abi Talib (601-661), the only person born in Mecca's sacred Kaaba sanctuary, cousin and son-in-law of the prophet Muhammad. - The editor and Royal Interpreter for Arabic, Pierre Vattier (1623-47), translated these pieces into French for their stylistic elegance and textual importance. He held the Chair of Arabic at the Collège de France from 1658 until his death and contributed an extended opening essay on Arabic prosody, here in its only edition. - Front joint cracked, extremeties slightly bumped; title remargined at lower edge. Altogether a fine copy. Provenance: from the collection of the proverb bibliographer P. A. Gratet-Duplessis (1792-1853), recording the date of his acquisition (Lyon, 1828) and his paid price on the final flyleaf. In the sale of his library in 1856, the volume was described as a "joli exemplaire de ce curieux et rare petit volume" (p. 156, no. 969). A slightly later owner has quoted from Duplessis' bibliography on the second front flyleaf. Later bookplates of William Stirling Maxwell, Keir House, and Lt. Col. V. S. M. de Guinzbourg on pastedowns and flyleaf. Schnurrer 196. Zenker, BO 403. Cioranescu 65583. Gratet-Duplessis, Bibliographie parémiologique, 70. Moll, Sprichwörterbibliographie, 7624 ("1640" in error). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jan de Bisschop. - "Verkündigung Mariä".

      - Historische Künstlergraphik. Sepiazeichnung auf feinen Bütten, um 1660. Von Jan de Bisschop. 15,4 x 9,7 cm (Darstellung ) / 22,1 x 15,5 cm (Blatt). Innerhalb der Darstellung unten mittig mit der Künstlerangabe und in der rechten Ecke mit Monogramm versehen. - Die kleine Sepiazeichnung thematisiert eines der bekanntesten biblischen Sujets im typisch barocker Manier: Die verkündigung der Maria durch den Erzengel Gabriel, welcher hier auf einer Wolker in den Raum hineinschwebt und einen Lilienzweig in der Hand trägt. Über ihn fliegt der Heilige Geist in Form einer Taube hinein. Maria kniet vor einem Lesepult. - Die handschriftliche Signatur unten mittig kann nicht zweifelsfrei dem Künstler zugeordnet werden, wohl aber das Monogramm unten rechts. - Blatt randlos, aber mit Tuscherahmen umzogen. Auf einem Trägerkarton montiert. Verso Reste früherer Montage. Insgesamt gut erhalten. Jan de Bisschop (1628 Amsterdam - 1671 Den Haag). Genannt Johannes Episcopius. Niederländischer Maler, Radierer und Kupferstecher. Wurde von Bartholomeus Breenbergh im Zeichnen unterrichtet. 1656 Gründungsmitglied der Akademie Confrerie Pictura in Den Haag. Veröffentlichte auf der Grundlage eigener Studien und der Kopien des Romreisenden Pieter Donker zwei Werke zur künstlerischen Unterweisung junger Maler: 1668/69 die 'Signorum Veterum Icones' sowie 1671 die 'Paradigmata Graphices variorum Artificum'. Mit seinen Kopien nach Tintoretto, Jacopo Bassano, Annibale Carracci, Paolo Veronese und Michelangelo vermittelte er die Leistungen der Renaissance und des Manierismus Italiens für die niederländische Kunst des Barock.

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        La Gallerie des Femmes fortes

      Engraved title with a bust of Anne of Autriche & 20 full-page engravings in the text of portraits of famous women. Woodcut printer's device on printed title. [72], 452, [24] pp. (lacking the two final blanks) 18mo, later 18th-cent. French red morocco, sides richly panelled in gilt, flat spine richly gilt, a.e.g. Leyden: J. Elsevier; Paris: C. Angot, 1660. A handsomely bound copy of the attractive Elsevier edition of Le Moyne's highly popular collection of biographical accounts of famous women. Twenty women are featured in the book and in each case a biographical portrait is followed by a eulogy and a discussion of the moral issued which her particular brand of courage or virtue exemplified. Of the twenty women, ten are Jewish, five Roman, and five modern. Le Moyne (1602-71), was a Jesuit priest and poet. Very fine and large copy. The first edition appeared in 1647. ❧ Brunet, III, 974. Willems 864-"Ce volume quand il est grand de marges et bien conservé, se vend fort cher." .

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        Institutio logica, et philosophiae epicuri syntagma

      Londini, [i.e. London]: Officina Rogeri Danielis, 1660. [12], 100pp. [Bound with:] GASSENDI, Pierre. Philosophiae epicuri syntagma, Continens Canonicam, Physicam, & Ethicam. Londini, [i.e. London]. Ex officina Rogeri Danielis, 1660. [16], 256pp. With blank A1. A handsome and well preserved copy in contemporary blind-ruled calf, the lightest of rubbing to extremities, slight mark to upper board. Printer's waste from a theological work (running title 'Loci communes') used as paste downs, since sprung, revealing the early ink inscription of 'Hugo Nanncy' to verso of upper board and 'U3' shelf mark. The first British printing of two works by French philosopher Pierre Gassendi (1592-1665), which, as the title of the first work indicates, were almost certainly issued together; the second of which sought to replace the dominant philosophical system of Aristotle with the logic, physics and ethics of Epicurus. Gassendi's work Philosophiae Epicuri syntagma (Lyon, 1649) had been gaining traction in philosophical circles in Commonwealth and Protectorate England, notably finding publication in a free English translation by Walter Charleton (Physiologia Epicuro-Gassendo-Charltoniana: or A fabrick of science natural, upon the hypothesis of atoms, London 1654) and further exposure in Thomas Stanley's History of Philosophy. Demand was evidently sufficient to provoke Roger Daniel's son-in-law John Redmayne to print a second edition in 1668. Outside of British libraries, ESTC locates copies at AAS, APS, Chicago, Huntington, Library Company of Philadelphia and UCLA only. Wing G293A, G296.. First London edition.

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        Della misura dell acque correnti. in questa terza edizione accresciuta del Secondo libro, e di molte curiose Scritture non più stampate. All.ill.mo e rev.mo Signor Abbate Urbano Sacchetti

      per gli HH. del Dozza, in Bologna 1660 - Legatura coeva in pergamena con titolo ms. al ds. (sbiadito). Poche pagine con antiche sottolineature altrimenti buon esemplare. Ex libris Giulio Sacchetti al contropiatto anteriore. Brunet I, 1625; Gamba, 1845; Riccardi I, 290: Edizione più completa e più pregiata delle altre. le Scritture aggiuntevi, oltre il secondo Libro, sono le seguenti: Considerazioni intorno alla Laguna di Venezia (p. 99). Vi sono unite due lettere, scritte nel 1642 al P. Francesco di S.Giuseppe ed al Bortolotti relative alla regolazione delle acque del Fiume morto e del Serchio; Considerazione sopra la Bonificazione delle paludi Pontine (p. 143); Considerazione sopra la Bonificazione del Bolognese, Ferrarese, e Romagnola (p. 152). . 4to (cm. 21), 10 cc.nn. (compresa antiporta incisa su rame), 184 pp. Alcuni diagrammi e un disegno xilografico n.t. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Fides-Angelicana. Or a Plea for the Publick-Faith Of these Nations.

      London: np, 1660. First edition. [2], 94 pp. 8vo. A very good copy in contemporary sheep. First edition. [2], 94 pp. 8vo. This is one of several anti-imperial works composed in the wake of General Monck's entry to London which led to the restoration of the Charles II. Although this work bears the date of 1660, the text includes a reference to Venner's rising, which means it must have been written after January 1661. Pages 90-94 are a bibliography of the author's works, which includes two lost titles: 'Iter Hibernicum, or His Irish voyage', and 'Patricks Purgatory'. Wing W 3157. Provenance: Robert S. Pirie (bookplate)

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        The perfect politician: or, A full view of the life and actions (military and civil) of O. Cromwel. Whereunto is added his character; and a compleat catalogue of all the honours conferr’d by him on several persons.

      London: printed by J. Cottrel, for William Roybould at the Unicorn, and Henry Fletcher at the three Gilt Cups in St Paul’s Church-yard Small 8vo (13.5 cm; 5.25"). [4] ff., 459 [i.e., 359, [1] pp., port. in facsimile.. 1660 Published anonymously and often attributed to Fletcher and occasionally to William Raybould, this is one of three editions printed in 1660, the first year of the work's printing. It sometimes later appeared under the variant title A Full View of the Life and Actions (military and civil) of Oliver Cromwel. In addition to telling of Cromwell's political life and his wars in Ireland, Scotland, and England, this offers a section on the Protectorate that has much to say about his policies and military actions in the Caribbean, especially the taking of Jamaica from Spain. The title-page is printed in black and red and this copy retains the vertical half-title on A1r, "O. Cromwel’s Life." Provenance: Pacific School of Religion (properly deaccessioned). 19th-century quarter leather, binding much rubbed and abraded; lacks the portrait, supplied in facsimile. Age-toned; title-leaf and another leaf with an old cello-tape repair and resulting staining, last leaf torn in upper outer corner with small loss of a few letters. Top margins of some leaves trimmed with loss of page numbers and running heads; other leaves trimmed into heads and pages numbers. Priced for its faults.

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        HYGINI GROMATICI ET POLYBII MEGAPOLITANI. DE CASTRIS ROMANIS, quae extant. Cum notis et animadversionibus, quibus accedunt dissertationes aliquot de re eadem militai populi romani

      Judocum Pluymer, Amsterdam 1660 - 4º, (112 págs.), 328 págs., (20) hojas de índice, 4 estados plegados. Frontis con bello grabado. Pequeña señal de polilla restaurada, en los márgenes de las primeras hojas. Pergamino, con lomo rotulado. Buen ejemplar. Interesante obra de técnica militar romana, atribuida falsamente a Higinio, autor latino del s. I a.C, superintendente de la biblioteca del Palatino que había sido esclavo hasta que Augusto lo liberó. El otro supuesto autor, el griego Polibio, vivió a caballo entre los siglos I antes de Cristo y después de Cristo. Se sabe que escribió obras de técnica militar que no han llegado hasta nosotros, y esta, se le atribuye falsamente. La obra contiene estados desplegables que muestra diversas plantas de campamentos militares. (Graesse, III, p. 404). Arte militar. Historia antigua. Imperio Romano. Military art. Ancient history. Roman Empire.

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        Balthazar Becker [Bekker]. Seventeenth-Century Large Mezzotint Portrait.

      [17th-century]. - Some foxing to outside borders, slightly toned, flat crease with no affect. Overall, a beautiful portrait of a very rare portrait. Suitable for framing. Balthazar Bekker [Becker], Dutch minister and philosophical and theological author. His best known work was The World Bewitched, in which he attacked the belief in possession by the devil and witchcraft. Bekker was a key figure in the end of the witchcraft persecutions in early modern Europe. Jacobus Gole (1660-1737), notable Dutch engraver, equally talented in both line and mezzotint engraving, known for his portraits and landscapes. This mezzotint portrait is mentioned in Bryan?s Dictionary Vol. I: 581. A rare portrait of Bekker, and an early example of fine mezzotint.

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        Rymende uyt-legginghe naer den letterlycken, ver-holen ende sedelycken sin, van de honderd ende vyftigh psalmen van den heylighen koninghlycken propheet David

      Brussel, Jan Mommaert 1660 - Inhoudsopgave Aen den seer Eer-weerdighen Heere myn-heere Robertus Estrix, Proost Van de oude ende wyt-vermaerde Abdye van Affligem. Tot den leser.Reverendo domino ac magistro d. Petro de Vleeschoudere, Bruxellensi, Elogium proëmiale, cum censura approbationis, In Paraphrasticam Vernaculam, Rhythmicamq?ue Psalterii Davidici Explanationem, Reverendo atque Erudito Viro ac Domino D. Petro de Vleeschoudere, Pastori in ter Alphene, Psalmos Davidis metro Flandrico elucidanti. Aen den seer Eerw. Gheleerden, ende Sede-stichtigen Heere Hr. Petrus de Vleeschoudere, Sielen-herder van ter Alphene, Uyt-ghevende syn Rymende Uyt-legginghe van de honderd ende vyftigh Psalmen Davids. In Paraphrasim Rhythmo-belgicam Psalterii Davidici, Et aliorum, quos canit Ecclesia, Hymnorum, A R.D. Petro de Vleschoudere, Pastore in ter Alphene, doctissime concinnatam. Rym-regeltjens Op het Goddelyck Sangh-boeck van den Eerweerdighen Heere Hr. Petrus de Vleschoudere, Tot den selven, Met aen-raeckinghe van syn Spreucke, oft Bescheed-woord, omnis caro foenum, (dat is) alle vleesch is hoy. Eer-dicht Op de gheleerde, gheestighe, ende rymende Uyt-legginghe der Psalmen Davids, In \\\'t licht uyt-ghegheven door den Eer-weerdighen Heere Hr. Peeter de Vleschoudere, pastoor van Ter Alphene. t\\\'Saemen-spraecke Tusschen de Herders Lycidas ende Tyter, Eidem congratulatur D. Jacobus Franciscus Adami, ordinis praemonstratensis, Et è Monasterio Grimbergensi Pastor in S. Agath? Berchem Bruxellensis. Lof-dicht Aen den Eerw. ende seer gheleerden Heere Hr. Peeter de Vleeschouwer, Pastoor van ter Alphene, Reverendo doctissimoq?ue Viro ac Domino D. Petro de Vleschoudere, Bruxellensi, Pastori in ter Alphene meritissimo, Gunstigen geluck-wensch Van Bloed-vriend aen Bloed-vriend, Van Broeder aen Broeder, Aen den selven, Met diep-grondighen hert-jonst op-ghedraeghen Door Neve aen Neve. Jaer-schriften. aMphIonIs LIer De steenen VIIt-treCkt. Ander. VLesChoVDers herpe De herten Door-stekt. Klinck-rym. Ode, Oft vreughdigh Ghesangh, op het uyt-legghen van den Psalter Davids, Op den Naem van den Dichter. Druck-fauten, Die den goedt-gunstighen Leser sal believen te corrigeren op de naer-volghende maniere: 1200 312 16 x 20 cm Nederlands / Dutch / Néerlandais / Niederländisch

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        Carmagnoli ingenomen in 1691 Door Syn H.t den P.r Eugenius Van Savoye / Carmagnoli prise en 1691 par S. A. S. Eugene de Savoy.

      - Incisione in rame all’acquaforte, cm 51,5 x 84,5 (alla lastra) più margini. In basso a ds.: Tom. I, N. 7 Grande veduta in oblungo più volte ripiegata della città con pianta planimetrica e dintorni della campagna. Pubblicato in Jean Dumont, il barone de Carlscroon, (1660-1726) "Histoire Militaire du Prince Eugène de Savoye, du Prince et Duc de Marlborough, et du prince de Frise. Nassau". Opera in tre volumi scritta da Jean Dumont e ampliata dall’architetto Jean Rousset de Missy (1686 - 1762), è la storia delle battaglie del principe Eugenio de Savoye (1663 - 1736), il Duca di Marlborough (1650 - 1722), e il principe d’Orange e Nassau, Johann Willem Friso (1686-1711). L’edizione inglese è stata pubblicata a Londra nel 1736. Questo lavoro da Dumont (anche Du Mont) è stato pubblicato la prima volta nel 1725 dal Delahaye con il titolo "Batailles gagnées par le Sérénissime P. Principe. Eugène de Savoye sur les ennemis de la foi et sur ceux de l’Empereur et de l’Empire en Hongrie, en Italie, en Allemagne et aux Pais-Bas ."; le incisioni erano di Jean (Jan van) Huchtenburg (1647 - 1733), pittore olandese, artista grafico, incisore, editore e mercante d’arte, il quale nel 1708 - 1709 accompagnò il Principe Eugenio per la sua campagna e dipinse e incise le più importanti battaglie (la Savoia fu teatro di molte guerre e il Principe Eugenio fu in esse coinvolto già dal 1690 e per buona parte del 1700). Il banner del titolo, che ci dice che il principe Eugenio si impadronisce di Carmagnola nel 1691, si estende attraverso la parte superiore, è in olandese e francese, a riprova del fatto che l’"Histoire" fu pubblicata nei paesi Bassi. In basso a destra, una legenda con otto siti in olandese e francese. Si tratta di un’incisione ben dettagliata, che mostra una vista a volo d’uccello della città murata di Carmagnola e dei villaggi vicini, dotata di notevole senso di spazio e profondità. Un piccolo strappo al margine inferiore che segue la piega, peraltro a pieni margini e in bella impressione. Ottima.

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        Handbuch der Fürsten un(d) Fürstlichen Beampten. Worinnen Der rechte Kern der Politischen klugheit aus den vornembste(n) verscheidenen (!) newen, so wol Lateinischen als Französischen Politischen Schreiberen, kurz zusammen gezogen, und verfasset.

      - Bremen, B. u. H. de Villiers für P. Köhler, 1660. 12mo. 517 (recte 515) S. Pergament d. Zeit (fleckig, Innendeckel mit Wurmspuren). Barocker Fürstenspiegel oder Handbuch der Staatsklugheit: Ein guter Name muss dem Regenten lieber sein als das Leben; was politische Klugheit sei; die Notwendigkeit der Räte und Beamten, ihre Eigenschaften und das Verhältnis zwischen ihnen und dem Fürsten; politische Geschäfte bedürfen der Geheimhaltung; von der Autorität und den Tugenden eines Regenten; von den Steuern und Finanzen; von Krieg und Frieden, der militärischen Organisation und Disziplin; von inneren Unruhen und Bürgerkrieg. - VD17 39:150625K. - Angebunden eine weitere Schrift mit einem ungleich größeren Adressatenkreis: (J. PRAETORIUS). Philosophia Salustiana, drinnen Ausführlich auff die Frage geantwortet wird; Warumb die Teutschen so gerne Salus sprechen? Durchgedisch-butyret vom Janeser Potorianus, Tezlingensis. O.O. u. Verlag, 1664 (Chronogramm). 108 Bl. - Abhandlung über das Salus spechen, vulgo Zuprosten, welches regelmäßig in ein Besäufnis auszuarten pflegt. U.a. darüber, wie die Menschen trinken: "Aus Hüten, Schuhen, Pistolen, Pruntz-Kacheln, auf Knien sitzend, mit entblößtem Haupte, auff der Gassen, untern Galgen, dass sie die Beine aus den Fenstern hängen lassen etc." (Hayn/Got. VI, 263). Der Verfasser ist am bekanntesten als Sammler der Rübezahl-Sagen. Die merkwürdige Wortform "Durchgedisch-butyret" im Titel ist sächsisch für "durchdisputiert" (Praetorius hielt Vorlesungen an der Universität Leipzig u.a. über Chiromantie, Astrologie und andere mantische Künste). Der Name "Janeser Potorianus, Tezlingensis" ist ein Anagramm für Johannes Praetorius aus Zetlingen, wo die Familie nicht nur das Schulzenamt innehatte, sondern auch Besitzer des Dorfkruges war. - Sehr selten. - Dünnhaupt, Praetorius 20; VD17 23:318285C.

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        A subsidy granted to the King, of tonnage, & poundage, and other sums of money payable upon merchandize exported and imported.

      12mo, (2) 94 85-140pp, contemporary sheep gilt, slight wear else a fine copy. Provenance: contemporary signature of "Edw. Parker pretium 10d." at head of title-page. A very rare issue of the first printing. Wing E.2314A (locating only the BL copy in U.K.). ESTC adds Manfield Coll. Oxford together with 7 copies in the U.S. Kress 1042. Massie 754(?) Not in Goldsmiths (which, however, has 1661 and later editions). With the Restoration the book of rates was substantially revised in favour of the Crown on a wave of pro-Royalist verve. The extensive and detailed list of imports, with the corresponding customs duties ('rates inwards'), and exports, with their 'rates outwards', providing a vivid portrait of mid-17th century trade.

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        The perfect politician: or, A full view of the life and actions (military and civil) of O. Cromwel. Whereunto is added his character; and a compleat catalogue of all the honours conferr?d by him on several persons.

      Published anonymously and often attributed to Fletcher and occasionally to William Raybould, this is one of three editions printed in 1660, the first year of the work's printing. It sometimes later appeared under the variant title A Full View of the Life and Actions (military and civil) of Oliver Cromwel.In addition to telling of Cromwell's political life and his wars in Ireland, Scotland, and England, this offers a section on the Protectorate that has much to say about his policies and military actions in the Caribbean, especially the taking of Jamaica from Spain. The title-page is printed in black and red and this copy retains the vertical half-title on A1r, "O. Cromwel?s Life." Provenance: Pacific School of Religion (properly deaccessioned).

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        The Anatomy of Melancholy. What it is, With all the kinds, causes, symptomes, prognostickes, & severall cures of it, in three Partitions, with their severall Sections, members & subsections, Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically, opened & cut up.

      London: Printed by H. Cripps, 1660 Seventh edition. The first edition (1621) contained some 353,369 words and more material was added with each subsequent edition until the sixth, posthumous edition (1651), which contains corrections and additions made before Burton's death and contains 516,384 words. Nineteenth century reddish-brown morocco ruled and stamped decoratively in gilt with a gilt-lettered spine, rebacked in a later reddish-brown calf. All edges gilt and gilt-turn ins. . Folio. Engraved title page; headbands and tailpieces; initial letters. Binding extremities lightly rubbed with some slight soiling and wear to boards. Rear hinge cracked but sound. Light foxing and toning throughout. Intermittent minor worming to lower guttural margins. Occasional minor tears, stains and ink markings, at times touching text. Small holes to about sixteen leaves, at times touching text, but with no loss of meaning. Nineteenth century chromolithograph armorial bookplate of Cardiff Castle on front pastedown. A good copy "...[Burton's] masterpiece was The Anatomy of Melancholy...if ever a single book deserved to be called the work of a lifetime, it is this...The whole book is elaborately divided and subdivided into partitions, divisions, sections, members, and sub-sections. The first partition is devoted to the definition of his subject and its species and kinds, the causes of it and...the symptoms...The second deals with the cure...The third part deals with the more frivolous kinds of melancholy and the fourth with the serious, Religious Melancholy...The Anatomy, as its publishing history shows, was one of the most popular books of the seventeenth century" (Printing and the Mind of Man 120).

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        Busbequii Omnia quae extant cum privilegio

      Amstelodami, Officina Elzevirriana,, 1660. 575, (23) 6,5x11,3cm; Pergament, gebundene Ausgabe, Zustand: sehr gut; Namensertrag von alter Hand, Vorsatztitelblatt mit kleine Loch; Contenta hoc libello: I. Legationis Turcicae Epistolae quatuor II. Exclamatio sive de re militari contra Turcam instiituenda Consilium III. Solimanni Turcarum Imp. Legatio ad Ferdinandum Roman. Caesarem. an MDLXII. IV. Eiudem Busbequii, Caesaris apud Regem Gallorum Legati ,Epistolae ad Rudolphum II. ;Impertorem: ex Biblioth. io.Bapt. Houwaert, J.C. Patritii Bruxellensis, Praemissa est vita Auctoris ; Index her4 Versand D: 4,99 EUR

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        Nora Samolad eller Uplyste Lapland | Nora samolad sive Laponia illustrata.Uppsala, 1701. 4to. With an engraved frontispiece, botanical woodcut folding plate, engraved map of the Baltic Sea in the form of an old man, and a woodcut plate showing a bird. Contemporary mottled, tanned goatskin, gold-tooled spine.

      Cat. Linnean Soc., p. 663; Pritzel 7870; cf. "Life of Linnaeus", in: The Linnaean correspondence ( http://linnaeus.c18.net/Doc/lbio.php). First edition, of the first and only published part of a comprehensive work on the natural history of Lapland by Olof Rudbeck the younger (1660-1740), one of the professors of Linnaeus at Uppsala. It is the first part (of the planned 12), covering the region of Uppland on the eastern coast of Sweden, with the text in Swedish and Latin on facing pages.Rudbeck joined an expedition to Lapland in 1695, and returned with extensive botanical and zoological specimens, notes and drawings. Unfortunately most of these perished in the terrible fire of 1702 which destroyed three-quarters of Uppsala, leaving Rudbeck unable to finish his work. Many of the copies of the present first part were destroyed in the fire as well. Many years later "he invited Linnaeus to live in his house as tutor to his four youngest sons, with opportunities to use his rich library. ... He used his time diligently, beginning in Rudbeck's house the works later published as Bibliotheca botanica (1736), Critica botanica (1737), Genera plantarum (1737), Classes plantarum (1738), ... Thus by the age of 24 Linnaeus had laid the foundations for all his later work" ( The Linnaean correspondence ). During this time Rudbeck convinced Linnaeus to go and do research in Lapland himself as from a natural history point of view this region was almost completely unknown. This expedition led to his Flora Lapponica (1737) in which Linnaeus' ideas about nomenclature and classification were first used in a practical way.A couple pages with waterdamage in the outer margins, some occasional spots, margins of the frontispiece slightly thumbed. Some minor, professional restorations to the spine. A good copy.

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        Fronde]. Memoires en forme de Journal contenant ce qui s'est passé dans Paris depuis 1648 jusqu'en octobre 1652. Par Mr. de Mascarani Cons.er du Roy en sa cour de Parlement de Paris.

      1660 ca 1660 - In-4 manuscrit à 34 lignes par page de (2)-150 pp., veau brun, dos orné à nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, signet, tranches jaspées (reliure de l'époque). Les désordres qui arrivent de temps en temps dans les états du monde ne sont point accidents de fortune, mais des effets de la providence de Dieu, qui visite ses peuples pour leurs péchés par les fléaux de sa juste colère. Paris les a ressentis en 1648 et principalement dans les derniers mouvements qui commencèrent en 1650 et n'ont fini qu'en octobre 1652. Mémoires encore inédits du conseiller Mascarani, proche en 1648 de Gaston d'Orléans, dont une grande partie est consacrée à sa correspondance avec l'abbé de la Rivière, autre protégé du frère du Roi. « Ce nom est plus généralement orthographié Mascrany ou Mascranni. André fut reçu conseiller le 5 septembre 1653. Il vivait en 1685, conseiller de la grand'chambre. » (Revue d'histoire nobiliaire et d'archéologie héraldique, 1862, I, p. 155). Quand une partie de la noblesse se révolta en 1649 contre le cardinal Mazarin et le jeune Louis XIV, le frère de Louis XIII Gaston d'Orléans (1608-1660), sans être partisan déclaré de la Fronde, révéla ses sentiments quand il demanda et obtint la libération des Condé en 1651 - ce qui lui coûta l'exil dans son château de Blois. Dans cette même période troublée, l'abbé Louis Barbier de La Rivière (1593-1670) intriga entre son protecteur, la régente Anne d?Autriche et le parti de Condé afin d'obtenir le chapeau de cardinal. (page 7) « Mr l'abbé de la Riviere depuis Evêque de Langres qui avait été nommé par le Roy pour estre cardinal et ministre de S.A.R. et qui avait l'honneur d'entrer dans tous les conseils de S.M. sachant qu'on lui attribuait la sortie de S.A.R. hors de Paris et voulant se ménager, écrivit de St Germain à son Secrétaire, et lui manda voyés Mr Mascarany de ma part et dites lui qu'il m'obligera extremement de ménager mes intérêts, mon honneur et ma réputation ; car il savait que j'étais amy de personnes, qui étaient en puissance de lui faire bien du mal à Rome s'ils voulussent nuire à sa prétention et comme ces personnes étaient fort portées à la paix et qu'elles avaient crédit et authorité dans le party de Paris je pris l'occasion de luy écrire la lettre suivante le 10 de janvier 1649 à laquelle ledit Sr abbé de la Rivière me fit réponse et nous continuâmes lui et moi l'entretien de ce commerce jusqu'à la conclusion de la paix par l'agrément des deux partis. » C'est leur correspondance en vingt-trois lettres que retranscrit Mascarani en forme de journal ; en 1655, l'abbé de La Rivière fut nommé évêque de Langres, mais continua à résider la plupart du temps à la Cour. A la suite sont copiés (page 71) les Articles et conditions dont S.A.R et Mr le Prince sont convenus pour l'expulsion du cardinal Mazarin hors du Royaume - qui furent imprimés en 1662, prélude au récit (pages 79-150) de la Fronde mené jusqu'à son terme "par un partisan de Gaston d'Orléans" - mention inscrite sur la copie conservée à la Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Provenances : 1. François-Antoine de Boissy d'Anglas (1756-1826) dont la bibliothèque fut vendue au mois de mai 1854 avec mention à l'encre du temps en regard du titre : Manuscrit acheté à Vendôme en mai 1854 à la vente des livres de Mr Boissy d'Anglas (signature) 2. Victor Luzarche (1805-1869) conservateur de la bibliothèque municipale de Tours, bibliophile et collectionneur d?art lié à Paul Lacroix, avec mention à l'encre du temps en regard du titre : Acheté le 12 mai 1887 à la dernière vente Victor Luzarche (signature). Catalogue de bons livres anciens et modernes provenant de la Bibliothèque de M. V. L. 1887, n°654. 3. Lucien Gougy (1863-1931), libraire, bibliophile et collectionneur dont la bibliothèque fut vendue en 1934, avec mention à l'encre du temps en regard du titre Acheté le 18 Fev 1926 au libraire Gougy (signature). Plat supérieur légèrement épidermé. Catalogue général des manuscrits français, 1918, IV, 10829. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Anatomy of Melancholy. What it is, With all the kinds, causes, symptomes, prognostickes, & severall cures of it, in three Partitions, with their severall Sections, members & subsections, Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically, opened & cut up.

      London: Printed by H. Cripps, 1660. - ".[Burton's] masterpiece was The Anatomy of Melancholy.if ever a single book deserved to be called the work of a lifetime, it is this.The whole book is elaborately divided and subdivided into partitions, divisions, sections, members, and sub-sections. The first partition is devoted to the definition of his subject and its species and kinds, the causes of it and.the symptoms.The second deals with the cure.The third part deals with the more frivolous kinds of melancholy and the fourth with the serious, Religious Melancholy.The Anatomy, as its publishing history shows, was one of the most popular books of the seventeenth century" (Printing and the Mind of Man 120). Folio. 10], 84, 723, [1], [+10, table] pp. Engraved title page; headbands and tailpieces; initial letters. Nineteenth century reddish-brown morocco ruled and stamped decoratively in gilt with a gilt-lettered spine, rebacked in a later reddish-brown calf. All edges gilt and gilt-turn ins. Binding extremities lightly rubbed with some slight soiling and wear to boards. Rear hinge cracked but sound. Light foxing and toning throughout. Intermittent minor worming to lower guttural margins. Occasional minor tears, stains and ink markings, at times touching text. Small holes to about sixteen leaves, at times touching text, but with no loss of meaning. Nineteenth century chromolithograph armorial bookplate of Cardiff Castle on front pastedown. A good copy Seventh edition. The first edition (1621) contained some 353,369 words and more material was added with each subsequent edition until the sixth, posthumous edition (1651), which contains corrections and additions made before Burton's death and contains 516,384 words. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rerum memorabilium sive deperditarum. Pars prior [et posterior] / commentariis illustrata, et locis prope innumeris postremum aucta, ab Henrico Salmuth. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd.

      Frankfurt, Schönwetter Erben 1660. 4°. Gest. Titel mit breiter figürl. Bordüre (Fürck Sebastian fec.), 3 Bll. (Titelei), 349(1) S., 11 Bll. (Register), 313(1) S (Liber secundus), 8 Bll. (Reg.). Pergamentband der Zeit mit durch den Falz gezogenen Pergamentriemchen, schrägen Deckelkanten, Rückenbeschriftung v. alter Hand und umseit. zweifarb. Sprengschnitt. Einbd. etw. berieben, angeschmutzt u. stellenw. fleckig, vord. Vorsatz m. mehreren, z.Tl. überklebten Sign. v. alter Hd.; ersten Ss. etw. abgegriffen, im Text tlw. gebräunt, aber insgesamt sauber und gut. Graesse V, 117; VD17 14:630860N; Sabin 58411 (zur Ausg. 1629). Seinerzeit beliebtes Kompendium über Erfindungen, Entdeckungen und andere bemerkenswerte Dinge in der Antike und in der Neuzeit. Beschrieben werden Edelsteine, Alchemie, Destillierkunst, Uhren (darunter Sonnen- und Wasseruhren), Theater, Turniere, Bibliotheken, Musik, Pferde u. a. Im zweiten Teil ein langes Einleitungskapitel über Amerika, wichtig wegen der Bemerkungen über die Verwendung der Bezeichnung Novus orbis - Neue Welt. Verfasst von Guido Panciroli (1523-99), der Professor der Rechtswissenschaft in Turin und Padua als auch fruchtbarer Schriftsteller war. \"...um einer Aufforderung des Herzogs Karl Emmanuel zu genügen, und zwar zwischen 1580 und 1582, verfasste P. zwei Bücher rerum memorabilium, in deren erstem er von den den Alten bekannten, aber untergegangen Kunstfertigkeiten, im zweiten aber von den Entdeckungen handelte, welche wir ausschließlich der neueren Zeit verdanken. Abschriften dieses italienisch geschriebenen Buches verbreiteten sich mehrfach; eine derselben kam 1596 durch Camerarius an Salmuth, welcher es, in das Lateinische übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen begleitet, zu Amberg in der Oberpfalz 1599 in Octav herausgegeben. Später oft wieder abgedruckt...hat dies Büchlein auch spätern Curiositätensammlungen ähnlicher Art zur Grundlage dienen müssen.\" (vgl. dazu: Ersch, Allgemeine Encyclopädie der Wissenschaften und Künste. S. 311). - Die vorliegende Ausgabe ist zugleich ein interessantes Dokument für die Geschichte des Buchdrucks, da die Figurenbordüre des Titels im unteren Bereich eine Druckerei-Szene mit einem so genannten Anagnostes (Vorleser) zeigt und als Beweis für dessen wirkliche Existenz angeführt wird. \"This new evidence consisted in a plate found in one of the editions of Panciroli`s work mentioned above, representing the interior of a Frankfort printing-office in the year 1660, as indicated by the Roman numerals at the head. M. Madden points out, that in the background are two compositors at work without copy or copyholder (visorium), and explains this by the presence in the right hand top corner of a figure holding a manuscript, which, M. Madden assumes, he is reading aloud to the compositors ...\" (Bigmore/Wyman II, 112 ausführl.). Versand D: 15,00 EUR Wissenschaft, Naturwissenschaft, Geisteswissenschaft, Lexikon, Enzyklopädie

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        Dittionario Italiano & Francese. Dictionnaire Italien & Françoise. Bien curieusement reueu, corrigé, & augmenté

      chez Jean Elsevier 1660-59, Leiden - First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. [16], 970; 605, [1]; vignette title pages, title page in volume I printed in red and black; text printed in double column; contemporary full unadorned vellum, turned-in edges; some wrinkling of the flyleaves, but in all a very good, sound set. Not common. Not in the Kraus Elsevier Catalogue 194; Copinger 1480; Vancil, p. 74; Willems 862: "Dictionnaire parfaitement exécuté en caractères ronds et italiques." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ischia isola olim aenaria.

      - Amsterdam, 1660 circa. Probabilmente dall’ "Atlas Major", edito tra il 1658 e il 1661. Incisione in rame, colore d’epoca, cm 38 x 49 (alla lastra). Ampi margini, rinforzo nella parte inferiore centrale della brachetta. Buono stato.

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        Umbria overo Ducato di Spoleto.

      - Da "Atlas Major", Amsterdam, 1660 circa. Incisione in rame, confini col. d’epoca, cm 38,3 x 49,3 (alla battuta) e 55,8 x 64,9 (il foglio). Dedica All.’Eminent.mo et Reverend.mo Principe Francesco Cardinale Barberino Vicecancellario e Nipote della S. S. Urbano VIII. Gioanni et Cornelio Blaeu. Al verso della carta, testo dedicato al territorio umbro, scritto in olandese. Cartiglio in alto a ds., con raffigurazione alpestre (una mucca seduta e sullo sfondo dei monti), in bs. a ds., stemma dei Barberini sormontato da putti e dedica sottostante, in bs. a sn. "Scala di miglia undici Italiane". Buon esemplare, in bello stato e a grandi margini. .

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        The Anatomy of Melancholy. What it is, With all the kinds causes, symptomes, prognostickes, & seuerall cures of it, In three Partitions, with their severall Sections, members & subsections, Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically, opened & cut up.

      - London: Printed for H: Cripps and are to be sold at his shop in Popes-head Allie and by E: Wallis at the Hors shoo in the Old Baley, 1660. Seventh edition. Half-title (recto), The Argument of the Frontispiece (verso), engraved title-page (frontispiece), dedication page, Democritus Junior ad Librum Suum [4], 1-78, [6], 1-218, [4], 219-723pp., The Table [9]. Mispaginated between pp.137&140, 189&190, 575&579, but collates as per ESTC R27243. Full-page folio. 30X20cm. This was the first edition to be published in London, save the variant of the sixth edition (1652), and only the second to include all of Burton's revisions and additions (many of which were discovered after his death in 1640). Much more than a medical treatise, Burton's apparent omnium-gatherum is in fact a cannily ordered literary work that manages to parody everything from humoral psychology to the Ramist method of discourse and causality itself, using paradox to undermine many of the very premises on which it seems to be based. Not only did the Anatomy influence Milton, Sterne, Swift, and the Romantics, but its rhetorical strategy inspired Melville, Whitman, and such twentieth-century innovators as Borges. Northrop Frye defined it as a "creative treatment of exhaustive erudition." Bound in contemporary calf with fillet in blind. Expertly rebacked very early on, with original (or very early) endpapers. Hinges cracked but holding firm, with joints still thoroughly intact. First and last few leaves browned and brittle. Half-title and title remargined. One corner of prelim leaf repaired, with loss of only 7 or 8 words from the final few lines of Democritus Junior ad Suum Librum. Text with sporadic marking in old pencil and moderate damp-damage to foot of textblock between pp.551-581. "Bought of Josepth Bloxi by John Allington 1671" along with a short notation from 1728 on front pastedown. "Nemo saltat sobrius" in old pen to rear pastedown. Remarkable copy in original binding, from the library of Peter Cary (son of British novelist Joyce Cary). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La prima parte della corona macheronica di Zan Muccina. Quinta impressione con piu' nova aggiunta ristampata. SEGUE: La seconda parte della corona macheronica di Zan Muzzina. Ultima impressione.

      Per Antonio Pisarri appresso all'ospitale della morte 1660-79, Bologna - In 12, pp. 48; 72. Cart. mod. Esemplare con rifilatura al marg. sup. a filo della prima riga di testo del titolo senza perdite (abbastanza consueti es. ampiamente rifilati in queste edizioni). Nel complesso fresco eccetto lieve gora marg. Rara edizione popolaresca di questa raccolta inÂdialetto da alcuni identificato con il veneziano (Gamba) e da altri con ilÂbergamasco (Sanesi identifica la figura di Zanni che compare nelle opere teatrali, con quella dei grossolani facchini bergamaschi). Della corona esiste una edizione in Bologna per eredi del Barbieri con data 1663, mentre questa, potrebbe essere collocata tra il 1660 e il 1779 (anni di attivita' dello stampatore). Bartolomeo Bocchini, nato a Bologna nel 1604 e morto a Bergamo o Venezia verso il 1650 fu autore e attore della commedia dell'arte. La sua figura di Scappino verra' ripresa e rappresentata in seguito dallo stesso Moliere. Vinciana, 3062 (ed. 1663). Manca alle principali bibl. ITA

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        Pars australior iutiae septentrionalis in qua Dioceses Ripenses et Arhusiensis" [Jylland] [In the North Jutland and part of the Dioceses Ripensis and Arhusiensis farther south] / [Der Norden von Jütland und ein Teil der Diözesen Ripensis und Arhus weiter südlich]. / [I det nordlige Jylland og en del af stifter Ripensis og Arhusiensis længere mod syd].

      [Amsterdam]: [Blaeu]. Excellent condition of this beautiful original 18th century map. Handcoloured ! Professionally cleaned, historical map, beautifully and professionally mounted/retsored on see-through, acid-free paper. Price includes worldwide free shipping.. [Amsterdam], [Blaeu], c.1660. Beautifully handcoloured Original Engraving (copper engraving) with the decorative and pictoresque Cartouches. 44 cm x 58 cm. Excellent condition of this beautiful original 18th century map. Handcoloured ! Professionally cleaned, historical map, beautifully and professionally mounted/retsored on see-through, acid-free paper. Price includes worldwide free shipping. Willem Janszoon Blaeu also abbreviated to Willem Jansz. Blaeu, was a Dutch cartographer, atlas maker and publisher. Blaeu was born at Uitgeest or Alkmaar. As the son of a well-to-do herring salesman, he was destined to succeed his father in the trade, but his interests lay more in Mathematics and Astronomy. Between 1594 and 1596 as a student of the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe he qualified as an instrument and globe maker. In 1600 he discovered the second ever variable star now known as P Cygni. Once he returned to Holland, he made country maps and world globes, and as he possessed his own printing works, he was able to regularly produce country maps in an atlas format, some of which appeared in the Atlas Novus published in 1635. In 1633 he was appointed map-maker of the East Indian Company. He was also an editor and published works of Willebrord Snell, Descartes, Adriaan Metius, Roemer Visscher, Gerhard Johann Vossius, Barlaeus, Hugo Grotius, Vondel and the historian and poet Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft. He died in Amsterdam. He had two sons, Johannes and Cornelis Blaeu, who continued their father's mapmaking and publishing business after his death in 1638. Prints of the family's works are still sold today. Original maps are rare collector items. The Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer of Delft (1632-1675) holds a position of great honor among map historians. Several of his paintings illustrate maps hanging on walls or globes standing on tables or cabinets. Vermeer painted these cartographical documents with such detail that it is often possible to identify the actual maps. Evidently, Vermeer was particularly attached to a Willem Blaeu - Balthasar Florisz van Berckenrode map of Holland and West Friesland, as he represented it as a wall decoration in three of his paintings... Though no longer extant, the map's existence is known from archival sources and second edition published by Willem Blaeu in 1621, titled "Nova et Accurata Totius Hollandiae Westfriesiaeq. Topographia, Descriptore Balthazaro Florentio a Berke[n]rode Batavo". Vermeer must have had a copy at his disposal (or the earlier one published by Van Berckenrode). Around 1658 he showed it as a wall decoration in his painting "Officer and Laughing Girl", which depicts a soldier in a large hat sitting with his back to viewer, talking with a smiling girl who holds a glass in her hand. Bright sunlight bathes the girl and the large map on the wall. Vermeer's gift for realism is evidenced by the fact that the wall map, mounted on linen and wooden rods, is identifiable as Blaeu's 1621 map of Holland and West Friesland. He captures all of its characteristic design, decoration, and geographic content." His maps formed the bulk of the Atlas Maior, that became a collector's item in Amsterdam. One of Blaeu's globes was purchased at auction by Maarten Magielse, a Dutch salesman, for the record price of 60.000 euro, about $80.000. Magielse is now renting it to the globe museum in Vienna, where it is being exhibited. (Wikipedia)

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        1660 Peter Casteleyn DUTCH Holland Netherlands Wars Map 2v SET Mercurius Hungary

      t'Amsterdam : voor de Weduwe van Jan Jansz Brouwer, 1660. (1659, 61, 62, 63) - 1660 Peter Casteleyn DUTCH Holland Netherlands Wars Map 2v SET Mercurius Hungary This set is the famous annual surveys compiled by Peter Casteleyn of the events of each year. This set includes the years 1659-63. We find similar examples of this set for sale elsewhere for $1,000. Main author: Pieter Casteleyn; Abraham Casteleyn Title: Thien boecken der Hollandscher Mercurius off histoorisch-verhaal aller gedenckwaardighste gheschiedenissen van de beginne des jaars 1650 tot den jaare 1660 in christenrijck voorgevallen. Behelsende voornaamentlijck de op en ondergangh der Engelsche Republicke. : Met noodige bladt-wijsers verrijkt. Published: t'Amsterdam : voor de Weduwe van Jan Jansz Brouwer, 1660. (1659, 61, 62, 63) Language: Dutch Notes: • 2 volume set FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding; volume 1 front board detached but present Illustrations: 3 engravings Pages: complete with all pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: t'Amsterdam : voor de Weduwe van Jan Jansz Brouwer, 1660. Size: ~8in X 6.5in (20cm x 16.5cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pars australior iutiae septentrionalis in qua Dioceses Ripenses et Arhusiensis" [Jylland] [In the North Jutland and part of the Dioceses Ripensis and Arhusiensis farther south] / [Der Norden von Jütland und ein Teil der Diözesen Ripensis und Arhus weiter südlich]. / [I det nordlige Jylland og en del af stifter Ripensis og Arhusiensis længere mod syd].

      [Blaeu], [Amsterdam] 1660 - Beautifully handcoloured Original Engraving (copper engraving) with the decorative and pictoresque Cartouches. [Amsterdam], [Blaeu], c.1660. 44 cm x 58 cm. Excellent condition of this beautiful original 18th century map. Handcoloured ! Professionally cleaned, historical map, beautifully and professionally mounted/retsored on see-through, acid-free paper. Price includes worldwide free shipping. Willem Janszoon Blaeu also abbreviated to Willem Jansz. Blaeu, was a Dutch cartographer, atlas maker and publisher. Blaeu was born at Uitgeest or Alkmaar. As the son of a well-to-do herring salesman, he was destined to succeed his father in the trade, but his interests lay more in Mathematics and Astronomy. Between 1594 and 1596 as a student of the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe he qualified as an instrument and globe maker. In 1600 he discovered the second ever variable star now known as P Cygni. Once he returned to Holland, he made country maps and world globes, and as he possessed his own printing works, he was able to regularly produce country maps in an atlas format, some of which appeared in the Atlas Novus published in 1635. In 1633 he was appointed map-maker of the East Indian Company. He was also an editor and published works of Willebrord Snell, Descartes, Adriaan Metius, Roemer Visscher, Gerhard Johann Vossius, Barlaeus, Hugo Grotius, Vondel and the historian and poet Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft. He died in Amsterdam. He had two sons, Johannes and Cornelis Blaeu, who continued their father's mapmaking and publishing business after his death in 1638. Prints of the family's works are still sold today. Original maps are rare collector items. The Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer of Delft (1632-1675) holds a position of great honor among map historians. Several of his paintings illustrate maps hanging on walls or globes standing on tables or cabinets. Vermeer painted these cartographical documents with such detail that it is often possible to identify the actual maps. Evidently, Vermeer was particularly attached to a Willem Blaeu - Balthasar Florisz van Berckenrode map of Holland and West Friesland, as he represented it as a wall decoration in three of his paintings. Though no longer extant, the map's existence is known from archival sources and second edition published by Willem Blaeu in 1621, titled "Nova et Accurata Totius Hollandiae Westfriesiaeq. Topographia, Descriptore Balthazaro Florentio a Berke[n]rode Batavo". Vermeer must have had a copy at his disposal (or the earlier one published by Van Berckenrode). Around 1658 he showed it as a wall decoration in his painting "Officer and Laughing Girl", which depicts a soldier in a large hat sitting with his back to viewer, talking with a smiling girl who holds a glass in her hand. Bright sunlight bathes the girl and the large map on the wall. Vermeer's gift for realism is evidenced by the fact that the wall map, mounted on linen and wooden rods, is identifiable as Blaeu's 1621 map of Holland and West Friesland. He captures all of its characteristic design, decoration, and geographic content." His maps formed the bulk of the Atlas Maior, that became a collector's item in Amsterdam. One of Blaeu's globes was purchased at auction by Maarten Magielse, a Dutch salesman, for the record price of 60.000 euro, about $80.000. Magielse is now renting it to the globe museum in Vienna, where it is being exhibited. (Wikipedia) Sprache: French Excellent condition of this beautiful original 18th century map. Handcoloured ! Professionally cleaned, historical map, beautifully and professionally mounted/retsored on see-through, acid-free paper. Price includes worldwide free shipping.

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        Histoire generale des voyages et conquestes des Castillans dans les Isles et Terre-ferme des Indes Occidentales

      Paris: Nicolas & Jean de la Coste, 1660. First. hardcover. very good(+). Short thick 4tos (9.25 x 7.5 inches). 3 volumes, handsomely bound in full contemporary mottled calf; elaborately gilt-stamped spines with red & black labels and raised bands; marbled endpapers, all edges red. [30], 776, [24]; [24], 784, [28]; [18], 790, [12] pages. The books cover the first three decades -- the period from 1492 to 1514 (subsequent decades were never translated). Some light foxing throughout, as usual; small personal bookplates on pastedowns and faint blue library stamps on each title page; spines are coated and have a shine that the boards do not, but still an attractive and complete copy of this important work on the history of the New World. Paris: Nicolas & Jean de la Coste, 1660 & La Veuve Nicolas de La Coste, Francois Clouzier et Pierre Aubouin, 1671. First editions. The first Spanish book of this magnitude on the history of the New World. Antonio Herrera y Tordesillas (1559-1625) was the first royal historian of the West Indies, and his position gave him unusual access to official sources and other documents. This ambitious work covers New World history -- the voyages of Columbus and Vespucci, the discovery of the South Sea, conquests by Cortes and others in Mexico, and the institutions and customs of the early civilizations in "New Spain" before the arrival of Europeans, border disputes with the Portuguese, etc. Translated from Spanish (1601-1615), this is the first French edition of this important book, and a cornerstone of early Americana. Bibliographers usually reference these works separately as they are very rarely found together. The first two volumes, translated and edited by Nicolas La Coste, appeared in 1660, but the third volume was only realized eleven years later, with the assistance of Clouzier & Aubouin to complete the printing. Scarce. OCLC lists only 14 complete sets, including those at Yale, Harvard, Cambridge, Library of Congress, and Bibliotheques Nationale de France & Espana. -- Sabin 31548, 31549 & 31550; Palau IV.27 or 114293.

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        Sammelband mit 9 Werken): I: Desseins de lambris à l'Italienne. - II: Ornemens de paneaux. - III: Frises et difereantes ornements à ljataliene. - IV: Lambris à la françoise. - V: Tabernacles dautels a lItaliene. - VI: Frizes Feuillages ou Tritons marins. - VII: Forte Cochere. - VIII: Forte Cochere. - IX: Plusieurs Deseings d'Autelz A la Romaine. IX: Termes, Supports, et Ornemens pour embellir les Maison et Iardins.

      Ch. Ant. Jombert (I, V, VI), Pierre Mariette (II, III, IV), N. Langlois (VII, IX), Jollain (VIII)., Paris, 1660 - Paris, Ch. Ant. Jombert (I, V, VI), Pierre Mariette (II, III, IV), N. Langlois (VII, IX), Jollain (VIII). (Ca. 1660). 4°. Jede Serie mit 6 gestochenen Tafeln montiert auf Papier des 19. Jahrhunderts. Dunkelblauer Halblederband um 1900. Sammelband mit Vorlagen zur adeligen und kirchlichen Dekoration von Decken und Wänden, Alkoven, Friesen, Altäre, Kaminsimsen, Türrahmen und Wanddekorationen. Le Pautre (1618-1682) sollte eigentlich Zimmermann werden. Sein Talent als Zeichner fiel seinem Patron Adam Philippon auf, der ihn auf einer Reise nach Rom beauftrage, für ein geplantes Vorlagewerk die Illustrationen zu schaffen. Le Pautre machte sich schnell selbstständig und veröffentlichte bis zu seinem Tode über 1500 Kupferstiche mit Vorlagen meist für die Innendekoration. - Die Blätter im Originalformat 16x23,5 cm auf Velinpapier im Format 23x29 cm montiert. - Rückenkante am oberen Kapital ca. 5cm. angeplatzt. Sprache: N Dunkelblauer Halblederband um 1900. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La vie de St. Bruno, fondateur de l'ordre des Chartreux

      Chez René Cousinet 1660 - - Chez René Cousinet, A Paris 1660 S.d., In-folio (27,5x41cm), (4) 22pl., relié. - Edition originale, rare, illustrée d'un titre-frontispice et de 22 planches d'après les tableaux d'Eustache Le Sueur et gravées par François Chauveau. Légendes des gravures sur deux colonnes, un verset en latin, et sa traduction en regard. Brunet III, 1020. Reliure en demi chagrin chocolat glacé ca 1860 à coins signée L. Fixon en bas du dernier feuillet. Dos à nerfs janséniste. Titre gravé, ainsi que les initiales S. D. Accrocs avec manques sur le plat inférieur. Estafilade à un coin du plat inférieur et coin émoussé. Quelques frottements. Bel exemplaire, bien frais. Le Sueur peignit entre 1645 et 1648 le cyle de la vie de Saint bruno, un ensemble de 22 toiles qui lui furent commandées pour orner le cloître de la chartreuse de Paris. Le Sueur y affirme son style propre hérité du classicisme de Poussin et de son maître Simon Vouet. Ces toiles furent plus tard achetées par Louis XVI en 1776. Elles sont désormais au Louvre. François Chauveau est l'un des plus illustres graveurs français du XVIIe, et l'un des 4 graveurs cités par Charles Perrault dans ses Hommes illustres, et l'un des principaux représentants de la technique de l'eau-forte. Dans son Voyage pittoresque de Paris, Dezallier D'Argenville décrit ainsi le cloître de la Chartreuse : "Le petit cloître mérite une attention particulière. Le Raphaël français Eustache Le Sueur y a représenté en vingt-deux tableaux peints sur bois les principales circonstances de la vie de S. Bruno [.] Ce cloître a été gravé par François Chauveau d'une manière qui rend assez bien le caractère de Le Sueur." [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, rare, illustrated with a title frontispiece and 22 plates from the tables of Eustache Le Sueur and engraved by Francois Chauveau. Binding half shagreen iced chocolate ca 1860 with corners L. signed Fixon bottom of the last page. Back to jansenist nerves. Engraved title and the initials SD Slashed with gaps on the lower flat. Slash in a corner of the lower corner flat and dull. Some frictions. Beautiful copy, fresh. (4) 22pl. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De Custen van Bretaigne.

      Artist: Goos Peter; Issued in: Amsterdam; date: c 1660 - Artist: Goos, Peter; Issued in: Amsterdam; date: c. 1660; - Condition: Very good; chart of the Bretagne

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        Harmonia macrocosmica (1660) - Facsimile

      

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        Naeukeurige beschryving van de Natuur der viervoetige dieren, vissen, en bloedelooze water-dieren, vogelen, kronkeldieren, slangen en draken. For more info about this item, see our RARE FISH BOOKS site

      - Amsterdam, J.J. Schipper, 1660. First Dutch edition. Folio (377 x 237 mm), six parts in one volume; pp. 8,194; 8, 179, 1, 56; 181, 3; 8, 152; 39, 1. With 4 beautiful allegorical engraved title pages and 250 full-page fine engraved plates by Matthias Merian. Engraved head-pieces (Nissen, 1951). Contemporary mottled calf. Professional rebacking of hinges incorporating original spine. Spine with six raised bands and gilt decorations. Second compartment reads J. Jonston van de dieren. The preliminaries of some sections in the Dutch edition are misbound. An Amsterdam copy on thick paper without age browning in a contemporary dark leather binding, very rare in this condition. Jonston (1603-1675), born in Poland of Scottish ancestors, was an assiduous compiler and published numerous works. He was a physician, practising medicine at Leiden for several years. His Historiae Naturalis appeared in instalments at Frankfurt between 1649-1662. It was reprinted in its entirety at Amsterdam in 1660. The work has four main parts: Part one, mammals with 80 plates; part two, fishes with 48 plates, one more than in the Latin edition, depicting the sea unicorn, with an extra leaf of text; a sub-part of part two with other sea animals including 20 plates; part three birds with 62 plates; part four insects with 28 plates; a sub-part of part four with snakes and dragons including 12 plates. Jonston's compilations are usually full of images. The latter are the real pleasure of these books today. They include fabulous beasts such as the unicorn, phoenix, mermaid and dragon. Apparently Jonston could not or would not distinguish between the creatures haunting the misty but always accessible regions of human imagination and those roaming in sunlit but uncharted regions of the real world (Dance, 1978). The Dutch edition was presented by the Dutch East India Company in 1663 at Decima to the Japanese ruler Shogun Yoshimune, and it became the only source of knowledge on Western zoology in Japan until 1750, when a Japanese compilation was published. Provenance: Inscription in Indian ink on frontis pastedown: "Desen boek behoort toe aan L .Salms de Lorge". Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher, 1951, 82; Dance, 1978. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dr. I. Ionstons Beschrijving vande Natuur der VIERVOETIGE DIEREN neffens haer Beeldeniffen in koper gefneden. Uyt et Latyn Vertaelt door M. Grausius Dokter in de Medesynen tot Amsterdam. T'Amsterdam Bij I.I. Schipper, op de keyfers gracht. 1660.

      Amsterdam: I.I. Schipper, 1660. Conditie: 7,5 Band origineel, voorplat zit alleen vast aan de touwen, maar is nog wel stevig. Mist 2 vogelprenten en het eerste titelblad. Mooie papierkwaliteit, weinig verkleuring.. Met 248(van 250) gegraveerde platen van Mattheus Merian. 6 delen in 1 band. Viervoetige dieren 80 prenten, Vissen en bloedloze dieren(48 en 20 prenten),Vogelen 60 van 62(register 61 25 en 26 missend),slangen en draken(28 en 12 prenten). Binding: Contemporary Full Leather Elephant Folio Hoogte: 38,5 CM Breedte: 25,5 CM Dikte: 8,4 CM Search Words: natuurboek

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        HONOR REDIVIVUS OR AN ANALYSIS OF HONOR AND ARMORY

      London: Henry Herringham, 1660. Leather. Very Good+. VERY GOOD+ FULL LEATHER ILLUSTRATED CLASSIC. Author Matthew Carter was a key figure in the Restoration of the English monarchy in 1660. Honor Redivivus (misspelled Rediviuus) became the most influential English heraldic reference of its time. There are sections on honor, titles of rank and nobility, the Knights of Europe (including the Knights of the Round Table, the Knights Templar, and the Crusader Knights of St. John), coats of arms and heraldic badges, and inns of court. 48 beautifully engraved plates and woodcuts throughout by Richard Gaywood. 1660 stated; "and are to be sould by Henry Herringman at the Ancker on the lowest side of the New-Exchange." 16mo (compact 6 1/4 in. x 4 in.); [x] 251 pp. DNB; cf. ESTC R209970. Binding tight, clean and square. Pages remarkably clean with no bookplate, foxing, or noticeable marks. Leather joint end cracks. Minor page tip lacking; light early marginalia; early signature. Well-preserved full leather classic, beautifully engraved.

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        L'Histoire du Cardinal de Richelieu. Mémoires pour l'Histoire du Cardinal de Richelieu.

      Paris, Antoine Bertier 1660 - Soit 3 volumes in-folio ; plein maroquin rouge, dos à six nerfs orné du chiffre répété, trois filets dorés à la Du Seuil en encadrement, fleuron dans les angles, armoiries au centre des plats, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées. Reliure armoriée de l’époque. 412 X 256 mm. EDITION ORIGINALE DES DEUX OUVRAGES D’ANTOINE AUBERY composée pour la duchesse d’Aiguillon, mère du Cardinal de Richelieu et dédicacée à « Monseigneur l’éminentissime Cardinal Mazarin ». Aubery retrace toute la vie et la carrière du cardinal de Richelieu (1585-1642). PRECIEUX EXEMPLAIRE, L’UN DES RARISSIMES COMPLET DES DEUX ŒUVRES, ICI IMPRIMEES SUR GRAND PAPIER ET RELIEES EN SOMPTUEUX MAROQUIN ROUGE DE L’EPOQUE AUX ARMES ET AU CHIFFRE DE GUILLAUME IER DE LAMOIGNON, marquis de Basville et comte de Launay-Courson, fils de Chrétien, premier président du Parlement de Paris, et de Marie des Landes, né à Paris le 23 octobre 1617. Il devint conseiller à ce Parlement le 14 décembre 1635, maître des requêtes le 15 décembre 1644 et premier président le 2 octobre 1658 ; il fut créé marquis de Basville et comte de Launay-Courson en décembre 1670. Lamoignon s’efforça de codifier et d’unifier les lois et mourut à Paris le 10 décembre 1677. Il avait épousé sa cousine, Madeleine Potier, le 14 novembre 1640. Grand amateur de livres, il commença cette fameuse bibliothèque qui resta deux siècles dans sa famille. (O. Hermal, plche 2015). Un seul autre exemplaire sur grand papier est cité par les bibliographes mais relié tardivement aux armes du duc du Maine, il ne comportait que le premier volume d’Histoire sur les trois présents ici. Ce volume seul fut vendu 159 F à la vente du roi Louis Philippe et 14 500 € il y a 15 ans (Paris, 2 juin 2001). Provenances : Guillaume Ier de Lamoignon, marquis de Basville et comte de Launay-Courson, premier Président du Parlement de Paris (1617-1677), avec ses armes et son chiffre aux reliures, son ex-libris imprimé et son cachet « L » couronné apposé en page 3 des trois volumes ; ex-libris de « Bibiotheca Lamoniana » ; « Library Ragley Hall » ; Ex-libris « Radoulesco » ; Ex-libris « Sicklès » ; Ex-libris « Jacques Millot » ; « P. Bérès ». [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Englands Glory, or an Exact Catalogue of the Lords of His Majesties Most Honourable Privy Councel …

      London: Nath. Brooke, 1660. Frontispiece. 24, 17-87, [1] pp. 12mo. Modern full sheep. Light staining, early marginalia. Provenance: ownership inscription of "Tho: & Isabella Hervey" on verso of title; bookplate of John Lord Hervey; discreet ownership and discard stamps of the Royal Institution of Great Britain. Frontispiece. 24, 17-87, [1] pp. 12mo. A catalogue of Charles II's privy council and the peers of England - including titles created since the Restoration. ESTC R12468; Lowndes II, p. 741

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        Aditus novus ad occultas sympathiae et antipathiae causas inveniendas: per principia philosophiae naturalis, ex fermentorum artificiosa anatomia hausta [...].

      Tübingen, Johann Heinrich Reis, 1660. 12°. 216 S., Pgmt. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückentitel u. dreiseitigem Blauschnitt. Zweite Ausgabe, die erste erschien 1658 in Glasgow. - Sylvester Rattray „stud. 1689 in Leiden. Arzt in Glasgow ab 1657, schr. über sympáthet. und antipathet. Geheimnisse“ (Ferchl). - „Rattray was a native of Angus and practised at Glasgow. He graduated M. A. at St. Andrews in 1644, but it is not known where he took his medical degree. His „Aditus novus“, reprinted here [in: „Theatrum sympatheticum auctum“, Nürnberg 1662; lt. Osler „an excellent collection of the writings on the powder of sympathy and the weapon salve“], appeared in 1658, the first medical book printed in Glasgow“ (Osler). - Rücken tlw. etw. brüchig u. mit kl. Absplitterungen. Schließbänder fehlen. Etw. gebräunt. - Sehr selten. - VD17, 39:131615A; Ferguson 244.; Ferchl 432; Krivatsy 9395; Waller 7754; Zeis, Die Literatur und Geschichte der plastischen Chirurgie 153; vgl. Osler 4092ff.; nicht bei Dorbon-Ainé, Gräße u. Rosenthal, Bibl. Magica et Pneumatica. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Rattray, Aditus novus ad occultas sympathiae et antipathiae causas inveniendas: per principia philosophiae naturalis, ex fermentorum artificiosa anatomia hausta, Okkultismus, Magie, Geheimwissenschaften, Grenzwissenschaften, Esoterik, Alchemie, Sympathien und Antipathien

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        Memoires pour L`Histoire du Cardinal Duc de Richelieu. 2 Bände (komplett).

      Paris, Antoine Bertier, 1660. 4°. Titelblatt in Rot und Schwarz mit gestochener Titelvignette, 4 Blatt, 736 Seiten. Titelblatt in Rot und Schwarz mit gestochener Titelvignette, 7 Blatt, 958 Seiten, 6 Blatt.Band 1: Späterer brauner Halblederband (35,6 x 24,5 cm). Band 2: Späterer brauner Ganzlederband (38 x 25 cm). Erste Ausgabe. Französischsprachige Ausgabe. Graesse, Tresor de Livres rares et precieux, 1, 248. Band 1 schmalrandiges Exemplar, Titelblatt mit Textverlust im Fußbereich. Band 2 breitrandig. Einige Blätter fingerfleckig, mehrere Besitzerstempel. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. First edition. French language edition. Contemporary half leather, and leather binding. Few pages lightly spotted, title page short cutted, little bit loss text, otherwise nearly fine condition. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Biografie / Biographie / biography; französische Geschichte / french history; Kulturgeschichte / culture history

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        Insularum Archipelagi Septentrionalis seu Maris Aegaei Accurata Delinatio Auctore I. Laurenbergio.

      J. Janssonius 1660-90, Amsterdam - Copper-engraving, original colors as published. Double page map of the Northern Archipelago in Greece showing detailed the area near the islands of Lemnos, Lesbos, Scios, Scirus. As well other smaller ones are called together with detailed information about villages and rivers. In the right upper corner a large figurative cartouche in full contemporary colors. In very good condition.

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        Lucii Veronensis de successione in jura ditionesque Juliae, Cliviae, Montium, Marchiae et Ravensbergae &c. Dissertatio, refutatio, apologia. Tertium recognita adiectis notationibus ex curis schedisque postumis Lyangeli Argyrandri C.P.N. Angebunden: Mantissa sive conspectus diplomatum et auctoritatum quae hac dissertatione apologia et adjunctis notationibus potissimum laudantur.

      Ohne Ort oder Drucker 1660. 4 Blatt, 336 Seiten; 160 Seiten. Ganzpergament-Einband unter Verwendung eines alten, rubrizierten Manuskript-Blattes (eine lateinische Handschrift wohl aus dem 13. Jahrhundert), mit durchgezogenen Bindebändern, Quarto, 29,6 x 20,5 cm. (nachgedunkelt, gering fleckig, Fußkapital mit Einriß, innen anfangs Bibliothekssignaturen wohl des 19. Jahrhunderts, etwas wasserwellig und fleckig, nur sehr wenig gebräunt, insgesamt gut erhalten) Einer von drei Drucken des Textes alleine aus dem Jahre 1660. Vor dem Hintergrund des 1614 im Frieden von Xanten erfolgten Überganges von Mark, Kleve und Ravensberg an Brandenburg werden politisch-juristische Fragestellungen in klassischer Dreiteilung Dissertatio - Refutatio - Apologia behandelt. Der Jesuit Curtz (1600 - 1671) stammte aus München und wirkte als Astronom, Historiker und Prediger in Dillingen, Wien, Luzern, Eichstätt u.a. Er verfasste unter mehreren Pseudonymen zahlreiche Schriften. Die hier angebotene Schrift wurde noch 1732 in Mannheim nachgedruckt. - VD 17 23: 627448 R. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung [Beautiful, Rare and Special;Schönes;Seltenes;Recht;Jura;Rechtsgeschichte;Geographie;Europa;Deutschland;Preussen;Rheinland;Geschichte;Dokumente]

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        De lure Belli ac Pacis. Libri tres, in quibus jus Naturae & Gentium, item juris publici praecipua explicantur. Editio Nova

       Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1660. 12 Bll./618 S./23 Bll., Pergament der Zeit mit Überstehkanten (teils geschwärzt) - gutes Exemplar/Der niederländische Theologe, Rechtsgelehrte und frühe Aufklärer, Hugo Grotius (1583 - 1645) gilt in der Geschichte als Vater des Völkerrechts. In seinem vorliegenden Hauptwerk, das 1625 erstmals in Paris erschien und zahlreiche Auflagen erfahren hat, beschreibt er zum einen das Recht, das in Kriegs- und Friedenszeiten zwischen den Völkern zu gelten habe, zum anderen zeigt er weiter das Recht der ganzen Menschheit, d.h. alle Rechtsverhältnisse, auch zwischen Einzelpersonen auf. /Vorderer Vorsatz mit zahlreichen Eintragungen von alter Hand/Titel mit kleinem Siegel - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Juristik,Alte Drucke vor 1850

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        AUGSBURG. "Augvsta Vindelicorum vulgo Augspurg dicta". Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau, links Erklärungen 1 - 71, A - Z und a - y, oben links und rechts Reichs- bzw. Stadtwappen.

      - Kupferstich von Frederic de Wit nach Wenzel Hollar, um 1660, 40 x 50 cm. Schefold 40162. - Sehr schöner Abzug in tadelloser Erhaltung.

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        World map - Frederick de Wit, 1660.

      "Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula'. Copper engraving made by Frederick de Wit "t Amsterdam in de Calverstraat inde Witte Pascaart 1660, published in De Zee-Atlas Ofte Water-Wereld of Hendrik Doncker in Amsterdam from 1660 to 1670. With original hand colouring. Size: 47 x 56 cm (plus margins).This was De Wit"s first world map. He derived it from the two hemisphere maps from Blaeu"s wall map of 1648, reducing them in scale and making some changes. (Bleau's own smaller world map with two hemispheres can be found here.) The upper corners contain northern and southern celestial maps and the lower corners show north and south polar projections. In the bottom center are astronomical diagrams -- a geocentric one on the left and a Copernican one on the right. The top center vignette shows the sun encircled by a zodiacal ring. Between the maps and diagrams are four vignettes with allegorical depictions of the Four Elements (air, fire, earth and water). The map also includes Baroque decorations of garlands of fruit and flowers.A magnificent example of the art of mapmaking, this map is one of only 19 reproduced in color in Rodney Shirley"s major scholarly work on world maps of the 15th to 17th centuries. In accompanying text, the author states that "[e]specially when richly coloured, De Wit"s map is one of the most decorative standard-size maps of the time and it is much less commonly found than his three other atlas world maps.'Frederick de Wit (1630-1706) was founder of a prominent map publishing firm in 17th century Amsterdam, the golden age of Dutch cartography. The De Wit family both published their own atlases and supplied maps to other cartographers such as Hendrik Doncker.Reference: Rodney Shirley (1983)- "The Mapping of the World: Early Printed World Maps 1472-1700', p. 421, plate 311.Price: € 11.500,- (incl. frame).

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        Russia antique map - Blaeu.

      Russiae, Vulgo Moscovia dictae, Pars OccidentalisMap of Russia with original hand colouring. Size 49,1 x 38,9 cm. Published by Joan Blaeu in Amsterdam around 1660, as part his world famous Atlas Maior.A finely engraved depiction of the area from Estonia to Moscow. The map is very decorative, with pictorial topography, wildlife and a scene of men hunting bears in the upper part of the map. The decorative cartouche is flanked with moose and reindeer. Also this map is based on the travel journal of Isaac Massa from 1610.Isaac Massa (1586 - 1643) was a Dutch grain trader, traveller and diplomat, the envoy to Muscovy, author of memoirs witnessing the Time of Troubles and the maps of Eastern Europe and Siberia. Massa's experience in and knowledge of Muscovy transformed him into a Dutch "Kremlinologist"'.Massa is credited with five published maps of Russia and its provinces, the last ones compiled around 1633, and two maps of Moscow city. Retrieving original muscovite maps could have been dangerous for Massa himself and fatal for his Russian sources. Massa's rendition of the Siberian coast represented an advance in geography and for decades remained the only map of this region. It was subsequently copied by Dutch publishers Gerard Mercator and Henricus Hondius, Jan Janssonius and Willem Blaeu.Blaeu's Atlas Major in its various editions was the largest atlas ever published. It was justly famed ("the greatest and finest atlas ever published"' - Koeman) for its production values, its high typographic standard, the quality of its engraving, ornamentation, binding and colouring. Blaeu"s atlas frequently served as the official gift of the Dutch Republic to princes and other authorities. It is one of the most lavish and highly prized of all seventeenth century illustrated books. The maps are embellished in the Baroque style, and many rank among the most beautiful ever made.Price (excl. VAT): € 850,-.

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