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        Ambassades mémorables de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales des Provinces Unies vers les Empereurs du Japon

      Amsterdam: Jan Van Meurs, 1680. 2 parts in one volume (as issued), folio. (13 7/8 x 9 inches). Title in red and black with integral engraved vignette. Engraved additional title, 26 engraved maps and plates (1 folding map, 4 folding plates, 21 double-page plates), 70 engraved illustrations, occasional engraved initials and head-pieces. Contemporary speckled calf, neatly rebacked and cornered, spine in seven compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, dated at the foot of the spine. First edition in French of this important work on Japan, a work whose illustrations 'represent a high-water mark in book illustrations of the 17th century' (Lach) Designed to complement his similar work on China, this work was compiled by Montanus from records of Jesuit missions to Japan in 1649 and 1661, and published by Jan Van Meurs for the Dutch East India Company. Van Meurs had received the necessary permission to publish both a Dutch and a French edition in 1664, but it was not until 1669 that the Dutch edition appeared, to be followed shortly after by translations in German and in English using Van Meurs plates. In the present edition, the frontispiece and four of the original large plates were recut, and many of the text illustrations are reversed or mirrored. This edition is the first to include the plate of Fort Zeelandia in Taiwan. Montanus' work amounts to a massive history of all aspects of Japan as it was then understood by the West and contains 'more firsthand information about Japan than any other post-1650 publication (Lach). The work primarily concentrates on providing accounts of Japanese politics, culture, religion, and military affairs. In addition, Montanus gives descriptions of the various western attempts to make contact with Japan: these naturally concentrate on the VOC (or Dutch East-India Company) embassies. The account of the Dutch 'Blokovius-Frisium embassy' comes from previously unpublished material, and other VOC embassies described include those of Zacharias Wagenaer in 1657 and Henry Indyk in 1661. Topographical information is wide ranging (for the time) and includes Montanus' descriptions of the towns of Nagasaki, Hirado, Osaka, Sakai, Kyoto, Shizuoka, and Edo, as well as the mysterious 'boiling waters of Singok'. The sociology of Japan is also described in some detail, with accounts of Japanese customs (bath-houses, wrestling, gardens) endeavors (whaling, wine-making), and mores (including crime and punishment with accounts of murder, the burning of widows, blood-baths, and various tortures). The magnificent maps, plans, and illustrations cover Japanese costume, cities, flora and fauna, religious ceremonies, military techniques and include a plan of Nagasaki, large folding views of Miako and Edo, a scene of the destruction wrought by an earthquake at Edo, action portraits of samurai, an illustration of a religious ceremony at the temple at Beelden, formal meetings between western ambassadors and the Japanese Imperial Court, and a plate showing the Emperor's throne. Cordier Japonica 385;Cox I:325; Lach Asia in the Making of Europe III, pp.1873-79; Landwehr VOC 525.

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        Relation D'un Voyage De Constantinople

      Paris; Foucault, 1680. Leather Bound. Very Good. 4to. French. Rebound in rich burgundy leather. Black title plate on spine with gilt lettering. Replacement endpapers. Title page missing. Secure binding and solid boards. Clean, unmarked pages. An extremely informative travel narrative, Grelot's vision of Constantinople is conveyed through text and detailed, hand-colored illustrations. This volume describes local customs and provides a brief history of the area. Grelot, a prolific French artist and traveller, dedicated this particular volume to Louis XIV of France. Minimal shelf wear. Slight discoloration around page edges. Minor chipping to pages. Overall, a beautifully preserved volume in exceptional condition. View our photographs of this rare book.

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        Composite World Atlas

      London: ca 1680-1707. Large folio (24 2/8 x 19 5/8 inches). Manuscript index leaf. 58 engraved maps , including 36 double-page or folding and 22 single-page, 9 full-page gazetteers and 2 folding genealogies, all but 2 of the maps hand-colored in outline, map of the world by Mortier in full contemporary color, the Morden map of London plain (one gazetteer and 4 maps supplied from another copy, light damp-staining principally affecting blank margins, some marginal splits and restoration to the first few maps, the Morden London and Lea Environs of London more so, some worming affecting image). Modern half calf. Provenance: Christopher Henry Beaumont Pease, Lord Wardington (1924-2005), Library of Important Atlases and Geographies. AN EXTRAORDINARY AND RARE ENGLISH COMPOSITE ATLAS COMPILED BY WILLIAM BERRY "THE ENGLISH SANSON". Dating from the last years of Berry's career, this atlas was probably assembled to order for a client wishing to follow events in the War of the Spanish Succession. As such, it is one of the largest and most important surviving collections of Berry's work, preserving examples of some of both his and his contemporaries' rarest broadsheet maps relating to the events in Europe. Based around derivatives of 32 maps from Alexis Hubert Jaillot's "Atlas Nouveau", published in Paris in 1674-1681, supplemented with a new road map of England, a map of Ireland and four maps of the Irish provinces. Berry's maps are dated from 1680 (the world and continents) to 1689, the date found on Berry's map "Circle and Electorat of the Rhine", which in the lower border lists the thirty-three maps, including England, prepared to date, and the five Irish maps advertised in the Term catalogues in February 1690. Eight of the maps (the world and five continents, Spain and Italy) are accompanied by full-page engraved gazetteers dated 1680 or 1681, the Italian sheet undated but presumably 1682, the date on the map, or 1683, when the map was advertised in the Term catalogues. Of this group of maps, the England and Wales and Catalonia have had their dedications re-engraved, the former now to William III (reigned alone from 1694-1702) and the latter to Queen Anne (1702-1714, presumably in August 1705 when Berry advertised the map in the Daily Courant in connection with the current war in Spain). The map of North America, although still dated 1680, is in a second state with Pennsylvania inserted within the map, and in the gazetteer leaf, post 1683. Of the additional maps, the four Thornton charts are from volumes of the English Pilot, and were first published between 1698 and 1706; the De Wit map of Portugal is one where there was no English equivalent. The rest are rare English broadsheets. Six maps are from Berry's own stock, three published jointly with Robert Morden (the three published separately are Grand Roads of England, 1679, Kingdom of Naples and Slaney's Jamaica; the three jointly published maps are Sicily, Lorraine and Alsace, and the English plantations in America). Berry's principal collaboration with Morden dates from 1671/2 to 1680, with less frequent activity up to 1689, and many of these maps can be reliably dated by advertisements placed by the partners in contemporary publications. The West India section contains the rare late printing of Speed's map of Bermuda, bearing the imprint of Christopher Browne, previously recorded in only a single example in the Newberry Library. There is also an apparently unrecorded map of Rome attributed to Robert Morden - Morden apparently undertook a world atlas, which was incomplete on his death; the plates were acquired by Christopher Browne, who inserted his name on the Rome map, before the maps passed to John Senex, who used them as the core of his New General Atlas, 1721. The other maps relate to the various continental wars in which England was involved, King William's War (ended in 1697) and the War of the Spanish Succession (Marlborough's War), and include rare broadsheets by Morden of Dunkirk (London Gazette, 23-27 July 1691), Mount and Page's map of Andalusia illustrating the English attack on Cadiz in 1702 and David Mortier's plan of Barcelona in the first state (Post Man, 11-13 October 1705). .

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        Sea Chart. Barbariae and Guineae. Frederick De Wit. Ca1680

      De Wit, Frederick. Barbariae & Guineae Maritimi à Freto Gibralter ad Fluvium Gambiæ cum insulis Salsis Flandricis et Canaricis Apud F. de Wit. c. 1680. Engraved Sea Chart, hand coloured in outline. 19 x 22.25 ins with .5 ins blank border. This chart is part of De Wit's Sea Atlas published from 1671. The Chart follows the coast of North West Africa including Spain, Gibraltar to Gambia. The Atlantic Island groups of the Azores, The Canaries, Madeira and Cape Verde are all recorded. The chart is decorated with an elaborate title cartouche with people and animals native to the area. There are two Compass Rose, many rhumb lines and six vignettes of sailing vessels, two of which indicate battles. The chart is age toned to edges with a small split to lower blank edge at early centre fold line. Print and hand colouring is good and strong. An attractive early chart.

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        De sibyllinis. Aliisque quae Christi natalem praecessere oraculis

      Oxoniae (Oxford): E theatro Sheldaniano, 1680. relié. In 12. Seconde édition, rare, après la première parue en 1679, également rare. Belle marque de l'imprimeur du théâtre de Sheldon. Pleine Basane brune d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Mors ouvert avec manques. Coins fortement émoussés. Reliure usagée. Etudes par le fameux érudit et savant Isaac Vossius sur les oracles et les prédictions qui précédèrent la naissance du Christ. Suivent les objections et les critiques, puis la réponse de Vossius. A la fin de sa vie, Vossius était installé en Angleterre où il fut nommé chanoine de Windsor ; cet écrit semble dater de sa période anglaise. - E theatro Sheldaniano, Oxoniae (Oxford) _1680, In 12, viij, 104 56 5pp., relié. - relié

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        An Apology for the Discourse of Humane Reason. Written by Ma. Clifford, Esq.; Being a Reply to Plain Dealing. With the Author's Epitaph and Character

      London: Printed for Walter Davis in Amen Corner, 1680 First edition of Albertus Warren's defense of Martin Clifford's major work, A Treatise of Humane Reason, which empha-sized the role of religion in religious belief and stirred up a controversy that lasted two decades. Contemporary speckled sheep. . Twelvemo. Binding lightly rubbed, some light foxing in places. Very good. With the armor-ial bookplate of the Earl of Macclesfield, with his embossed stamp on the title-page and first page of preliminaries. Martin Clifford (1624-1677) was Master of the Charterhouse, who in 1674 had published A Treatise on Humane Reason, a work which caused a considerable controversy. One of those who attacked it was Andrew Marvell in Plain Dealing (1675). The present work by Warren is a reply to Marvell. It is dedicated to the Earl of Shaftesbury, who had been instrumental in getting Clifford's salary at the Charterhouse increased While Clifford himself occupies only a small place in the history of philosophy, the issue he was addressing is a truly fundamental one. His works, and those of his clerical opponents, helped to stimulate the work of two much more profound thinkers. Robert Boyle's A Discourse of Things above Reason (1681) provides a measured defence of the Christian mysteries (as 'above' reason but not contrary to it), while Locke's arguments in Book 4 of the Essay and in the Reasonableness of Christianity (1695) are closer to Clifford in their spirit" (Dictionary of Seventeenth-Century British Philosophers).

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        Isularum Danicarum ut Zee - Landiae, Fionde, Langelandiae, Lalandiae, Falstriae, Fembriae, Mona[.] aliarumq in Mari Baltico..

      Amsterdam, 1680 circa. Dall' "Atlas Major", incisione in rame, coloritura coeva, cm 50 x 59 (alla lastra). De Wit (1630 - 1706) fu uno dei pi? importanti incisori e editori di mappe di Amsterdam, nel periodo successivo al declino dell'attivit? di Blaeu e Jansson, dai quali aveva acquistato molte lastre. La sua produzione interess? molti aspetti della cartografia: dalle carte nautiche, agli atlanti mondiali. Redasse un atlante dei Paesi Bassi e un "town book", con piante di citt? e villaggi dei Paesi Bassi e dell'Europa. La sua opera ? di considerevole bellezza dal punto di vista dell'incisione e della coloritura. Dei suoi lavori sono state stampate numerose edizioni, persino dopo la sua morte, principalmente ad opera di Pietre Mortier e del Covens. Un paio di impercettibili forellini, peraltro bella coloritura e buono stato.

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        L'ARALDO VENETO, OVERO UNIVERSALE ARMERISTA, METTODICO DI TUTTA LA SCIENZA ARALDICA.

      In-8 (mm. 240x173), cartonato rustico coevo (dorso restaur.), pp. (12), 345,(15), bella vignetta al frontesp. con il corno ducale e 3 tavv. nel t. (inc. in rame da Dom. Rossetti) di cui 2 con numerosi stemmi ed 1 con il blasone della Repubblica di Venezia e suoi regni. ?Trattato in cui si rappresentano le Figure, e simboli di tutti gl?Armeggi Nobili, usitati da qualunque Natione del Mondo con le maggiori, e più esaminate definitioni, & altre materie utili, e necessarie non solo à Cavalieri, mà ad ogni stato di persone. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Cicogna,2217 - Piantanida,I,252 che cita l?ediz. del 1686: ?Interess. i capitoli su Venezia, sulle principali famiglie italiane ed europee, gli studi sulla discendenza diretta e la genealogia ed il prontuario dei vocaboli araldici? - Spreti, Bibl. Araldica, 341. Testo ben conservato, con barbe.

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        Origines Juridiciales, or Historical Memorials of the English Laws, Courts of Justice, Forms of Tryal, Punishment in Cases Criminal, Law-Writers, Law-Books . . . Inns of Court and Chancery [etc.]. Third edition. Wing D2490

      The foremost early treatise devoted to the history of the legal profession (particularly to the Inns of Court), still of value, termed "a pioneering work . . . and influential" by Dr. Baker and "the chief authority" by Holdsworth; with the 7 plates. Contemporary calf, ex-library, the front board detached and the title and first leaf loose; with the armorial bookplate of Charles, Viscount Bruce. Printed for Christop. Wilkinson [and two others] [etc.], London, 1680.

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        BIBLE: A LEAF FROM A COPY OF THE FIRST BIBLE PRINTED IN AMERICA

      1680. ELIOT, John. THE FIRST AMERICAN BIBLE: A leaf from a copy of the Bible translated into the Indian language by John Eliot. Presented with explanatory text by Wilma Corcoran, Zion Research Library Boston University. Cambridge, MA: S.Green and M.Johnson, 1680. Second editon. (17 years after the first.) Single leaf. New Testament, Book of John, part of Chapters 19 and 20 dealing with the death and resurrection of Christ. This leaf is presented with an explanatory text in a white folder. Eliot (1631-1690) known as "Missionary to the Indians" learned the Algonquin language and translated the entire Bible into this unwritten and now extinct tongue. "The exigencies of metre and rhyme, combined with the extraordinary length of words in the agglutinative language, must have rendered his task one of supreme difficulty: the result must be considered a veritable tour de force." [Darlow & Moule 6737] The bible was printed by Samuel Green with the help of James Printer, an Indian compositor and corrector of the press. A bit of browning and spotting with a few faint contemporary ink marks.

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        Jamaica

      Amsterdam, 1680-1720. Hand coloured engraved map with elaborate title cartouche. Some small tears at top skilfully repaired. 57 x 50 cms

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        Ambassades mémorables de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales des Provinces Unies vers les Empereurs du Japon

      Amsterdam: Jan Van Meurs, 1680. 2 parts in one volume (as issued), folio. (13 7/8 x 9 inches). Title in red and black with integral engraved vignette. Engraved additional title, 26 engraved maps and plates (1 folding map, 4 folding plates, 21 double-page plates), 70 engraved illustrations, occasional engraved initials and head-pieces. Contemporary speckled calf, neatly rebacked and cornered, spine in seven compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, dated at the foot of the spine. First edition in French of this important work on Japan, a work whose illustrations 'represent a high-water mark in book illustrations of the 17th century' (Lach) Designed to complement his similar work on China, this work was compiled by Montanus from records of Jesuit missions to Japan in 1649 and 1661, and published by Jan Van Meurs for the Dutch East India Company. Van Meurs had received the necessary permission to publish both a Dutch and a French edition in 1664, but it was not until 1669 that the Dutch edition appeared, to be followed shortly after by translations in German and in English using Van Meurs plates. In the present edition, the frontispiece and four of the original large plates were recut, and many of the text illustrations are reversed or mirrored. This edition is the first to include the plate of Fort Zeelandia in Taiwan. Montanus' work amounts to a massive history of all aspects of Japan as it was then understood by the West and contains 'more firsthand information about Japan than any other post-1650 publication (Lach). The work primarily concentrates on providing accounts of Japanese politics, culture, religion, and military affairs. In addition, Montanus gives descriptions of the various western attempts to make contact with Japan: these naturally concentrate on the VOC (or Dutch East-India Company) embassies. The account of the Dutch 'Blokovius-Frisium embassy' comes from previously unpublished material, and other VOC embassies described include those of Zacharias Wagenaer in 1657 and Henry Indyk in 1661. Topographical information is wide ranging (for the time) and includes Montanus' descriptions of the towns of Nagasaki, Hirado, Osaka, Sakai, Kyoto, Shizuoka, and Edo, as well as the mysterious 'boiling waters of Singok'. The sociology of Japan is also described in some detail, with accounts of Japanese customs (bath-houses, wrestling, gardens) endeavors (whaling, wine-making), and mores (including crime and punishment with accounts of murder, the burning of widows, blood-baths, and various tortures).The magnificent maps, plans, and illustrations cover Japanese costume, cities, flora and fauna, religious ceremonies, military techniques and include a plan of Nagasaki, large folding views of Miako and Edo, a scene of the destruction wrought by an earthquake at Edo, action portraits of samurai, an illustration of a religious ceremony at the temple at Beelden, formal meetings between western ambassadors and the Japanese Imperial Court, and a plate showing the Emperor's throne. Cordier Japonica 385;Cox I:325; Lach Asia in the Making of Europe III, pp.1873-79; Landwehr VOC 525.

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