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        Lucii Annæi Flori Historia Romana, ex recensione Nicolai Blancardi Accedunt Claudii Salmasii aliorumque notæ., [Eliae Vineti Santonis Castigationes ind Lucii Flori Annaei Libros quaruor rerum Romanorum; Johannes Camertis Annotationes in L. Florum; Ex Iusti Lipsii electorum Libro II. in L. Florum; Ianai Gruteri Notae in L. Florum; I. Stadii in L. L. Iulii Flori Historiarum Libros IV. commentarii; Titi Livii Patavini Decadum XIV. Epitome. cum Scholiis Caroli Signorii Martini Delrii & Aliorum.

      Franequeræ : ex officina Hansonii Hagenaar, 1690., - Gestochenes allegorisches Frontispiz, Titelblatt in rot/schwarz gedruckt mit gestochener allegorische Vignette, [XII] 796 S. Ebert I, 7687; Schweiger II, 361; Folgt der Ausgabe 1648 mit allen bis 1690 erschienen Noten zu Florus. Sehr wohlerhaltenes und breitrandiges Exemplar. Sprache: la Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 4° Ganzpergamenteinband der Zeit.

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        LE FONTANE DI ROMA

      Gio: Giacomo de Rossi / Matteo Gregorio Rossi 1690-1691 In folio oblungo (mm. 272x410), 3 opere in 1 vol., elegante legatura in p. pelle settecentesca, sottili cornici decorate ai piatti con al centro tit. in oro, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro su tassello, dentelles dorate ai risg., tagli dorati. L?album contiene una straordinaria raccolta di tavole così composta: I - FALDA Gio. Battista / VENTURINI Gio. Francesco - in 4 parti - dedicate a: 1° ?"Le fontane di Roma nella piazze e luoghi publici della città" con li loro prospetti come sono al presente, disegnate et intagliate da Gio. Battista Falda?, date in luce.. da Gio. Giacomo de Rossi, l?anno 1691, con 33 tavole numerate (inclusi il frontesp. e la belliss. tav. di dedica ad Agostino Chigi, Principe di Farnese) - 2° ?"Le fontane delle ville di Frascati nel Tusculano", con i loro prospetti, disegnate et intagliate da Gio. Battista Falda?, con 18 tavv. numerate (inclusi il frontesp. e la tav. figur. alla dedica al Card. Gio. Francesco Negroni) - 3° ?"Le fontane ne? palazzi e ne? giardini di Roma", con li loro prospetti et ornamenti, disegnate ed intagliate da Gio. Francesco Venturini?, con 28 tavv. numerate (inclusi il frontesp. e la tav. figur. alla dedica al Papa Innocentio XI) - 4° ?"Le fontane del Giardino Estense in Tivoli" con li loro prospetti e vedute della cascata del fiume Aniene disegnate ed intagliate da Gio: Francesco Venturini?, con 28 tavv. numerate (inclusi il frontesp. e la belliss. tav. figur. alla dedica a Francesco II, Duca di Modana, Reggio, etc.). Raccolta completa - in complessive 107 tavv. - di questa magnifica pubblicazione antica, con animate vedute stupendamente incise in rame. Cfr. Choix de Olschki,Xi,16899: ?Sans doute la plus belle publication sur les fontaines de Rome et environs qui ait jamais paru. Les parties III et IV, sauf une planche gravée par L. Rouhier e 4 par Falda, sont l?oeuvre de G. Fr. Venturini, un des graveurs les plus habiles de cette époque. II - VERGELLI Gioseppe Tiburtio ?"Le fontane publiche delle piazze di Roma moderna", disegnate a G. T. Vergelli Recanatese, intagliate da Pietro Paolo Girelli Romano e date in luce con la Stampe Originali da Matteo Gregorio Rossi Romano?, l?anno MDCXC, con 31 tavole numerate (inclusi il frontesp. e la pregevole tav. alla dedica al Papa Alessandro VIII). Nel ns. esemplare questa bellissima raccolta è stata inserita accanto a quella del Falda (prima parte), ponendo cioè la veduta della stessa fontana l?una a fronte dell?altra (quelle del Vergelli naturalmente non hanno la stessa numeraz. di quelle del Falda). "Edizione originale", completa, collazionata con l?esemplare della Biblioteca Nazionale di Firenze. Cfr. Choix de Olschki,XI,18221 che cita l?ediz. del 1773 con 1 tav. in più: ?ces estampes à l?imitation de celles de Falda avaient été dessinées au XVII siècle. Suite rare?. Mancano al Berlin Kat. III - ?"Nuova Raccolta di fontane che si vedano nel alma città di Roma, Tivoli e Frascati". All?Ill. Sig. Andrea Corsini Marchese di Sismano Casigliano e Civitella?, Gio Jacomo Rossi formis Rome alla Pace all?insegna di Parigi, D.D.D. (1650 ca.). Questa pregevole e ricchissima raccolta è composta di 41 fogli di cui 26 con 2 vedute per foglio e 15 con 1 veduta a p. pag., finemente inc. in rame da Giovanni Maggi (con data 1618), Dominique Barrière e Francesco Corduba, per complessive 67 bellissime tavole di vedute (8 dedicate alle fontane di Frascati, 8 di Tivoli e le restanti di Roma). Cfr. Cat. British Library,II, p. 799 per una raccolta di 29 tavv. - La Civica Raccolta delle Stampe Bertarelli di Milano possiede un esempl. con 58 tavv. di questa serie (1 su ogni foglio) Solo lieve alone marginale sulle ultime 9 tavv., altrimenti bello e fresco esemplare su carta distinta.

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        Several Essays in Political Arithmetick: the titles of which follow in the ensuing pages.London: Robert Clavel and Henry Mortlock, 1699. First edition.

      Very rare complete copy of this collection of Petty's essays on demography and economics, "including the influential <i>Political Arithmetick</i> (first published 1690), a major comparative study of the wealth and economic policies of England and her rivals France and Holland. This was the first of Petty's works to contain in its title the phrase he had coined to describe the application of statistics to economic theory and policy. Petty was the first to employ numerical evaluation in economics, and his work provided the decisive impulse toward econometrics and the general application of statistics" (Norman).<br/><br/> &#10087;Garrison-Morton 1688; Norman 1688 (lacking several of the part-titles). <br/><br/> After studying French, mathematics, astronomy and navigation at Caen, several years in the Royal Navy, and during the Civil Wars several more years of study, particularly medicine, at Utrecht, Petty (1623-87) returned to England in 1647, got his doctor's degree in medicine, and became Professor of Anatomy at Oxford in 1650, where he made the acquaintance of John Graunt. In 1652 he was appointed physician to the army in Ireland, and from 1655 to 1656 he undertook a survey of Ireland, called the 'down survey,' as a basis for the distribution of forfeited lands to army officers and soldiers. Petty himself also took over a great deal of land, which was to make him a very wealthy man. Returning to England in 1659, he joined a group of natural scientists who met at Gresham College and eventually founded the Royal Society in 1662. After the Restoration he was knighted and appointed Surveyor-General of Ireland. <br/><br/> "What Petty wrote, about both Ireland and England, blended exact statistical information with fanciful projections. True to his belief in the empirical method, learned on the continent early in the 1640s, he aimed to end idle speculation by expressing all in 'number, weight and measure'. This statistical precision certainly added to the novelty and authority of <i>The Political Arithmetic and Anatomy of Ireland</i>. The precision owed much to his access to the cadastral data which had been collected under his own auspices during the down survey, and later when poll and hearth taxes were levied in Ireland and as bills of mortality enumerated and classified the dead both in London and Dublin...<br/><br/> "Petty did not confine his advice and reflections to Ireland. In England, he concerned himself with agriculture, industry, technology, population, architecture, and medicine. He also interested himself in the demography of London, now more clearly revealed in the weekly bills of mortality. In association with John Graunt he analysed this material and used it to predict future trends. During the 1680s these analytical techniques were applied to Dublin. Petty examined the wealth, potential and actual, of England. He saw labour as the key to increased national prosperity. Like other commentators he sought lessons from the evident successes of the United Provinces and France under Colbert. The novelty in Petty's approach was to quantify... by abstracting numbers and using these as the basis of calculation, whether of profit and loss in his own Irish ironworks or English trades and industries, he constructed the method known as political arithmetic which was widely copied in the later seventeenth century (and beyond). In addition, by isolating such issues as the velocity of circulation, the difference between the natural and market price of a commodity, and the theory of economic surplus, he established important themes and methods for classical economists" (ODNB). <br/><br/> The essays included in this volume, each of which have a separate dated title page, are: <i>An essay concerning the multiplication of mankind</i> (1698); <i>Further observations upon the Dublin bills</i> (1698); <i>Two essays in political arithmetic</i> (1699); <i>Observations upon the cities of London and Rome</i> (1699); <i>Five essays in political arithmetic</i> (1699); <i>Political arithmetick, or a discourse concerning the extent and value of lands</i> (1699). <i>Five essays</i> has a French title page facing the English one, the text being printed in French on versos and English on rectos, with facing pages bearing duplicate pagination. It comprises: I. <i>Objections from the city of Rey in Persia, and from Mons. Auzout, against two former essays, answered, and that London hath as many people as Paris, Rome and Rouen put together. II. A comparison between London and Paris in 14 particulars. III. Proofs that at London, within its 134 parishes named in the Bills of mortality, there live about 696 thousand people. IV. An estimate of the people in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Venice, Rome, Dublin, Bristol and Rouen. V. Concerning Holland and the rest of the seven United Provinces.</i> Garrison-Morton 1688; Keynes Petty 46; Norman 1688; Wing P-1937; ESTC R22460.. 8vo (184 x 112 mm), pp. [iv], [1-4], 5-103, [2], 105-139 (each page number in this series repeated, with English and French on opposite pages), [140-160], 161-276. Contemporary English calf (capitals and hinges with some wear, internally fine and fresh). Provenance: Dauntesey, Agecroft Hall (bookplate). Very rarely found fully complete as here with all the part-titles

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        Cursus, seu mundus mathematicus: R.P. Claudii Francisci Milliet Dechales Camberiensis e' Societate Jesu Cursus, seu, Mundus mathematicus : tomus primus: complectens tract. de progressu matheseos et de illustribus mathematicis, Euclidis libros XIV, Theodosii Sphaerica (Vol. 1)

      Lugduni : Apud Anissonios, Joan. Posuel & Claud. Rigaud 1690 - Cursus seu mundus mathematicus, Tome 1 only. Folio. 36 cm. Contemporary vellum binding, with 5 raised bands and hand scribed title. Restored binding. Title in red and black. Good binding and cover. 691 p. Top corner page margin worn. Ref. Sommervogel II, 1040-43. Contents: t. 1. De progressu matheseos, et illustribus mathematicis. I. Euclidis Elementorum libros XIII complectens. Elementorum Euclidis aut potius Hypsiclis Alexandrini liber decimus quartus. II. Theodosii Elementa sphaerica. III. De sectionibus conicis. IV. Arithmetica. v. Trigonometria. VI. Algebra. Hypothesis Cartesianae refutatio <br Cursus seu mundus mathematicus was an important mathematical textbook during the 17th century. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FIGURES DE LA PASSION D. N. S. JESUS CHRIST

      Augsburg: Johann Ulrich Kraus, 1690. Hardcover. Passion Engravings on a Small Scale, but with Memorable Results. 152 x 203 mm (6 x 8"). [38] leaves. Very fine contemporary mottled calf, covers with gilt scallop and palmette border, large central lozenge composed of fleuron and coronet tools, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with central floral spray and acorn cornerpieces, red morocco label, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. WITH ENGRAVED TITLE AND 37 PLATES BY JOHANN ULRICH KRAUS AFTER SÉBASTIEN LE CLERC, all mounted within engraved decorative frames on thick paper. A little wear to joints, boards splaying slightly, leather with a touch of pitting (as always with mottled calf), isolated mild stains or foxing to the generous margins, one short closed marginal tear, but AN EXTREMELY PLEASING CONTEMPORARY COPY, the engravings quite clean, fresh, and richly impressed, and the binding with nothing approaching a significant condition issue. This is a fine copy, in an especially appealing binding, of the complete series of Le Clerc&#39;s dramatic "Passion of Christ," first printed in Paris in 1692 and here reproduced by a leading Augsburg engraver. A few years after the Paris edition appeared, our Johann Ulrich Kraus (1645-1719) re-engraved the plates and mounted them on notably thick paper within specially engraved thick frames. Despite the small size of the engravings (they measure about 65 x 95 mm., not counting the frames), the result is impressive, the composition, detail, and sophisticated use of light all being notable. The son of a goldsmith, Le Clerc (1637-1714) was one of the foremost engravers of his era. He studied with Callot--whose influence is visible here--and became a professor of perspective at the Parisian Academy of Painting. His skill at creating depth in space is noteworthy in general and evident here. His style is measured and classicizing, harking back to the Renaissance and looking forward to French painters like David. The story of the last days of Christ is by its nature dramatic, and so are a number of the scenes here, such as Christ&#39;s prayer to have the cup of sacrifice taken from him. Our artist is most in his element, however, when creating scenes like the Last Supper, to which he gives centrality and monumentality. This seems to be quite a rare work in any form, both in the marketplace and in institutions.

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        COLLIN'S WALK THROUGH LONDON And WESTMINSTER, A Poem in Burlesque.

      Printed for John Bullord at the Old Black-Bear in St. Pauls-Churchyard,, London: 1690 - D'Urfey a prolific writer & composer, who was a "friend of Charles II and James II, [who] was still writing in the reign of Queen Anne, and was one of the most familiar figures of the day." Front joint a bit tender. A few leaves lacking corners [does not affect text, though such on E2 just touches page nos]. Ink spot to fore-edge & bottom edge. Withal, a VG copy. Period full calf boards with later respining to style; maroon leather spine label. Eps renewed. 8vo: A - O8. 7" x 4-1/4". 1st edition thus, issue with Bullord imprint (NCBEL II, 762; Wing D-2711; cf. Wither-to-Prior 337, for the Parker & Roper imprint). [16], 207, [1] pp. Last page blank. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Dictionarivm, sev thesavrvs catalano-latinvs verborvm, ac phrasivm ... Quanto locvpletior thesavrvs, hic hâc secundâ, quàm primâ editione, prodeat, lege, & dice"

      "ex typographia Antonii Lacavalleria, in via Bibliothecari? Barcinone: "ex typographia Antonii Lacavalleria, in via Bibliothecariâ". 1690. "Second edition, small 4to, pp. [4], 584, [6] ""Regles de Ortografia""; lexicon in double column; full contemporary limp vellum, manuscript title on spine, ties lacking; extensive early annotations on the fron pastedown and front free endpaper, fore-margins of title page and last leaf worn and with tears, early owner&#39;s name eradicated from title page leaving a small hole (no loss of letterpress), earl and terminal leaves limp.& & Rare Catalan-Latin dictionary, first published in 1653 (only Barcelona in OCLC). A license leaf with the 1653 date is part of the preliminaries. Of this edition only 3 copies in OCLC, all in Spain. & & Zaunmuller 222 (this edition only). "

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        Regnorum Castellae Veteris, Legionis, et Gallaeciae. [Spain]

      ca 1690 - A stunning map by Frederick de Wit of the Northwest Iberian peninsula including the cities of Madrid & Toledo. De Wit(1629-1706) was an integral part of the Golden Age of Dutch mapmaking. His first engravings appeared in 1648 with a city plan of Haarlem. After his death his printing plates passed to Pierre Mortier, a felow Dutch mapmaker, at auction in 1710.

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        STATUTA URBIS FERRARIÆ REFORMATA ANNO DÑI MDLXVII, NOVISSIME EXCUSSA, QUIBUS ACCESSERE QUÆ SEQUENS PAGINA INDICABIT. - ANNO DOMINI MDCLXXXX

      (FERRARA), EX THYPOGRAPHIAE CAMERALI SUPERIORUM PERM. (1690)In-folio Discrete Piena pergamena Legatura originale in piena pergamena titolo manoscritto al dorso e al taglio inferiore; al contropiatto anteriore, note di possesso, mancanza delle carte di guardia anteriori. Bellissimo frontespizio inciso da Pietro Todeschi; 20 pagine non numerate, le prime di dedica con testatine e capolettera incisi; 307 carte numerate, 1 carta non numerata, 106 pagine numerate; 56 carte non numerate per Indici. Contiene fra gli altri: Quod bannati in civitate Ferrarie; De letamine non tenendo in vijs publicis nisi per tres dies; Quod nature, bubulci, & carraterij conducentes vinum aut alia non audeant quicquam auserre de rebus quas conducunt; Iudaeis solis ex privilegio usurae permittuntur; Iudaie masculi etiam forenses ab annis 12 supra habitantes portant signa & quae.; Foeminae autem ab annis X supra' & quae.Bando della Bestiemma, De giuoco, Delle lanterne, Degli Archibugi corti e Stiletti, De gli Instromenti degli Artisti; Delli Mascherati; Dei Delitti di carne; De i Cingari; de i Colombi etc. Esemplare in condizioni solo discrete, due aperture alle cerniere dei piatti, una per ciascuno; sdruciture al frontespizio, qulache lieve uniforme ossidazione a poche carte. ITALIANO

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        Novissima et Accuratissima Canalis inter Angliae et Galliae Tabula . [English Channel]

      1690 - Magnificent chart of the channel and portions of England and France. The beautiful chart is filled with rhumb lines and two compass roses. Sandbanks, anchorages, soundings, and hazards are all meticulously noted. Three important sea battles are marked by crossed swords and dates: 1666 (Four Days Battle), 1690 (Battle of Beachy Head) and 1692 (Battle of La Hogue). Putti cavort around the cartouche, which is topped by a seated warrior maiden

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        Orphée, Tragedie mise en music. [Full score]

      Paris: Christophe Ballard. 1690. Folio. Full contemporary dark tan speckled calf with raised bands on spine in compartments gilt, red leather label gilt. 1f. (title), [ii] (address to King Louis XIV), 255[!257] pp. With fine large woodcut printer&#39;s device to title incorporating musical notation and musical instruments. With occasional decorative woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces. Provenance: Arthur F. Hill, English violin dealer and maker, with his book engraved bookplate to front pastedown; André Meyer Collection, with collection stamp to final blank page. & & Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped, hinges split, leather lacking to one spine compartment. Some browning, mostly minor, throughout; some mispagination; some minor imperfections. . First Edition. Rare. Lesure p. 408. RISM L3070 (two complete and one incomplete copy only in the U.S.). & & Louis Lully was the eldest son of Jean-Baptiste Lully. "Those of his operas which did prove successful and were revived several times (Zéphire et Flore and Alcide) were written in collaboration with other composers, the first with his brother Jean-Louis and a music master, Pierre Vignon, the second with Marin Marais. On the other hand, the work to which he put his own name alone, Orphée, was hissed at its first performances. However, the act set in the underworld still merits attention for the prominence it gives to accompanied recitative, one of the most original features of the late 17th-century French operatic repertory." Jérôme de La Gorce in Grove online

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        Stad Enkhuysen in de Zuyder zee.

      Kopergravure. ca. 1690 - . 'Nieuwe Afteekening van alle de Banken, Canaalen, Tonnen en Dieptens geleegen voor de Stad Enkhuysen in de Zuyder Zee. Waar in Aangeweesen word hoedanig men uyt de Stad Nae de Vuur Toren door het Voorland Gevoeglijk kan maken een Nieuwe Zee Haven. Aan de Ed: Groot Achtb. H.ren Borgerm en Regeerders der gemelde Stad Eerbiedig opgedraagen door P.E. Iny'. Getekend door: Ian Belkmeer. Titel inzet: Verbeelding van de Mond van de Nieuwe Haven. (23 x 17 cm.) Uitg.: Gerard van Keulen. Schaal van 500 Rynlandsche Roeden. Afmeting:ca. 62 x x 53cm. Geleverd in passe-partout.* Met vermelding van belangrijke gebouwen, dijken en havens.

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        NOVA MEXICO".

      1690 - Kupferstich-Karte nach Pierre Duval bei J. Hoffmann, Nürnberg ca. 1690, koloriert. Ca. 9,4 x 12 cm. Mc Laughlin, California as an Island No, 30, state 4 (with the page no. 93 top right). Burden 353 (DuVal). Rare miniature map of California and parts of Mexico and the Southwest, covering parts of Oregon and Idaho. The map shows Cibola, Anian, Quivira and many other mythical places. A fine example of California as an island, one of only a handful of maps to focus on the island as it main feature. The projection is based on Sanson and has been first published in Paris in 1661 in the first edition of DuVal's 'Geographie Universelle'. The maps were later copied for a pocket atlas titled 'Geographiae Universalis' published in Nuremberg by Johann Hoffman in 1678, 1679, 1681, 1690 and 1694.

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        Andermahlig-vermehrte Edition speculi civium oder Burger-Spiegels [.].

      Prag, Jan Karel Jerábek für Johann Ziegler in Nürnberg, 1690. - (8), 202. (12) SS. (Beigebunden) II: Ders. Prodromus redivivus speculi judicum [.]. Alt-Prag, Jan Karel Jerábek, 1690. (50) SS. Lederband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln. 4to. Sammelband zweier Hauptwerke des großen böhmischen Juristen J. J. v. Weingarten (1629-1701): der analog zu seinem "Fürstenspiegel" verfaßte "Bürgerspiegel", erstmals 1675 erschienen, doch hauptsächlich in der vorliegenden, maßgebenden Ausgabe verbreitet, sowie angebunden der "Richterspiegel" (erstmals 1682 gedruckt). - Papierbedingt durchgehend etwas gebräunt bzw. fleckig; erste Bll. mit Wurmspuren (etwas Buchstabenverlust). Der Einband ebenfalls mit Wurmspuren. I: VD 17, 1:015967Y. Wurzbach 54, 37. - II: VD 17, 23:306519S. Vgl. Wurzbach 54, 37.

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        Isola di Corsica

      Venice: Vincenzo Coronelli, 1690. unbound. Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 23.75" x 17.75". This decorative map of Corsica features a detailed depiction of the island with elaborate embellishments. Working circa 1696, Coronelli has drawn the coastlines in exacting detail, surrounding them with dark shading that makes the island seem to pop off the page. Coastal rivers, inlets, ports, towns, villages, and smaller islands are labeled in Italian, and mountains and trees are depicted pictorially. In the corners of the map, elegant cartouches attest to the island&#39;s beauty. Most elaborate is the title cartouche in the upper left, a large scroll decorated with flowers upon which two men and a dog loll. In the upper right, a draped fabric that bears the map&#39;s scales is dressed with two angels, one holding the cross; a coat of arms; and exquisite tassels and plumage. In the lower left, vines encircle a wreath containing the cross of the Genoa flag, and in the lower right, a similar design holds the silhouette that adorns the Corsican flag. The elegant semi-circular Latin text labeling the Mediterranean brings the map&#39;s design into harmony---as was characteristic of Coronelli&#39;s work, the map is labeled in both Italian and Latin. It appeared in Coronelli&#39;s rare "Atlante Veneto," one of the most decorative and ornate atlases of the 17th century. The map is in excellent condition with no chips or tears and full margins. Crisp, dark impression on thick paper. Italian text on verso. Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718) was a Franciscan priest and renowned mathematician and cartographer. He was appointed official Cosmographer to the Venetian Republic in 1685 and founded the world&#39;s earliest geographic society, L&#39;Accademia Cosmografica degli Argonauti. He was known best for his globes, which he made for prominent rulers such as Louis XIV and the Duke of Parma. This almost untouched edition of Coronelli&#39;s map is a beautiful example of his work.

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        Synopsis Methodica Stirpium Britannicarum, in qua tum notae generum characteristicae traduntur, tum species singulae breviter describuntur:ducentae quinquaginta plus minus novae species pertim suis locis inseruntur, partim in appendice searsim Exhibentur

      London: Sam Smith, 1690. 1st ed. London 1690. 12mo. 317 pages with 2 plates. Title page with old inscriptions and 1inch cellotape glue mark. Professionally rebound quite some time ago, with attractive blind stamping and raised bands. Old damp staining on certain pages to gutter margin. Very good condition.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Maximum in Minimo, Or, Mr. Jeremiah Richs Pens Dexterity Compleated

      1690. Botley, Samuel [1642-1696?]. Rich, Jeremiah [d.c. 1660]. Maximum in Minimo, Or, Mr. Jeremiah Richs Pens Dexterity Compleated With the Whole Terms of the Law. London: Printed for John Man, [c.1690]. 31 ff. Content on facing leaves. Two copperplate portrait frontispieces. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary wrappers bound into later library buckram, gilt title to spine. Some rubbing to extremities with light wear to corners, chipping to spine ends, front joint and hinge partially cracked, library bookplates to front pastedown. Copperplate title page with architectural border, copperplate leaves, all with vignettes. Moderate toning, some foxing to text, light edgewear to preliminaries and final few leaves, embossed library stamp to foot of first frontispiece, later annotation to its verso, other library stamps to verso of title page. A solid copy of a scarce title. * Rich was an English stenographer who published a series of manuals on shorthand writing based on the work of his uncle, William Cartwright. First published in 1659, The Penns Dexterity Compleated is the definitive exposition of the Cartwright-Rich system. It was a popular work that went through 20 editions by 1792. Illustrated throughout with religious figures and symbols, Botley&#39;s attractive edition has a section on "the whole terms of the law." There were five editions of Botley&#39;s work, but their publication dates are not clear. English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) R24215.

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        SEGVNDA PARTE DA MONARCHIA LVSYTANA.

      - EM QVE SE CONTINVAÕ AS HISTO- rias de Portugal, desde o Nascimento de nosso Salvador Iesu Cristo, até ser dado dote ao Conde Dom Henrique. COMPOSTA PELO DOUTOR FREY BERNARDO DE BRITO, CHRONISTA GERAL, E MONGE DA Ordem de S. Bernardo. DIRIGIDA AO MUITO ALTO, E MUITO PODEROSO REY, E SENHOR NOSSO D. PEDRO II. LISBOA. Na Impressão Craesbeeckiana. Anno 1690. In fólio de 29,5x20 cm. Com (viii)-558-(xxx) pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com rotulo vermelho ferros a ouro na lombada, com vestígios de traça. Ilustrado com a raríssima gravura alegórica em anterrosto que foi mandada suprimir da edição por ordem régia, pelo facto de apresentar o brasão do impressor em formato maior que o do rei D. Pedro II. Segunda edição. Inocêncio I, 372. Location/localizacao: 7-A2-A-12

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        AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE RISE AND GROWTH OF THE WEST-INDIA COLLONIES, AND THE GREAT ADVANTAGES THEY ARE TO ENGLAND, IN RESPECT TO TRADE

      London. 1690.. [6],53pp. Small quarto. Modern half brown calf, gilt- stamped spine, leather label. Modern bookplate on front pastedown. Contemporary ownership signatures on titlepage. Occasional pencil underlining throughout in text. Light toning and soiling. Very good. "The author was general manager and director of the Royal Africa Company, and thus interested in the trade and wealth of the American colonies. He sets forth the economic value of the colonies, and protests the additional duties that have been levied by the Act of 1685...there is an interesting passage on the production of tobacco in Maryland and Virginia, its commercial value, with details about planting, harvesting and curing" - Baer. This copy was once owned by Sir William Boothby, third Baronet of a distinguished English family, and a well-known book collector. BAER MARYLAND 137. ARENTS II:410. SABIN 32056. KRESS 1749. WING T961.

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        An Historical Account of the Rise and Growth of the West-India Collonies, and of the great advantages they are to England, in respect to trade

      London: Jo. Hindmarsh, 1690. Small quarto. (7 3/4 x 4 5/8 inches). [6],53pp. (Title repaired at inner margin, margins chipped, some browning). Modern quarter brown calf, spine gilt in compartments. With an account of early Maryland. "The author was general manager and director of the Royal Africa Company, and thus interested in the trade and wealth of the American colonies. He sets forth the economic value of the colonies, and protests the additional duties that have been levied by the Act of 1685...there is an interesting passage on the production of tobacco in Maryland and Virginia, its commercial value, with details about planting, harvesting and curing" (Baer). This copy once owned by Sir William Boothby, third Baronet of a distinguished English family, and a well-known book collector. Arents II, 410; Baer Maryland 13, Kress 1749; Sabin 32056; Wing T961.

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        Polyaeni Strategematum Libri Octo

      Jordanum Luchtmans et Johannem du Vivie , 1690 . Hardback. . 8vo full vellum with inked title on spine and blind decoration front and back. With vellum ties exposed externally and red and white head and tail bands. Good hardback, no dustwrapper. Wear to foredge of boards at shelf edge and top front corner worn with 2 tiny rust (?) marks to back board. Otherwise a tight and bright book.

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        [Greek title] Strategematum

      Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden): Jordanum Luchtmans and Johannem Du Vivie, 1690. One volume in two - Volume One - [24], 432pp and Volume Two - 433-832pp, [40]. Later (late-18thC) full-calf, uniformly bound, raised bands, double contrasting title / volume labels to spines, gilt to compartments and bands, gilt border to covers, all edges marbled with blue paste endpapers. Chipped to head of spines, corners bumped and worn, volume label of volume one is largely absent. Pages slightly browned, but clean and fairly bright. Previous owners name to title and first page of text. Additional engraved title. Dibdin notes that "this is a very elegant and desirable edition ... Copies of it are scarce and in request ... the printed title to some copies is dated 1691" (Dibdin II, page 348, 4th ed)) The title in this copy is dated 1690. The second printing of the Greek text, after the 1589 editio princeps. Parallel Latin / Greek text . First Thus. Full Calf. Good. 8vo.

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        Maximum in Minimo, Or, Mr. Jeremiah Richs Pens Dexterity Compleated

      1690. Botley, Samuel [1642-1696?]. Rich, Jeremiah [d.c. 1660]. Maximum in Minimo, Or, Mr. Jeremiah Richs Pens Dexterity Compleated With the Whole Terms of the Law. London: Printed for John Man, [c.1690]. 31 ff. Content on facing leaves. Two copperplate portrait frontispieces. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary wrappers bound into later library buckram, gilt title to spine. Some rubbing to extremities with light wear to corners, chipping to spine ends, front joint and hinge partially cracked, library bookplates to front pastedown. Copperplate title page with architectural border, copperplate leaves, all with vignettes. Moderate toning, some foxing to text, light edgewear to preliminaries and final few leaves, embossed library stamp to foot of first frontispiece, later annotation to its verso, other library stamps to verso of title page. A solid copy of a scarce title. * Rich was an English stenographer who published a series of manuals on shorthand writing based on the work of his uncle, William Cartwright. First published in 1659, The Penns Dexterity Compleated is the definitive exposition of the Cartwright-Rich system. It was a popular work that went through 20 editions by 1792. Illustrated throughout with religious figures and symbols, Botley's attractive edition has a section on "the whole terms of the law." There were five editions of Botley's work, but their publication dates are not clear. English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) R24215.

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        Hibernia Anglicana: or, the Second Part of the History of Ireland from the conquest thereof by the English, to this present Time. By the Author of the First Part .

      Printed By edward James for Joseph Watts et. al., London 1690 - Vol. 2. only of 2. Pp. (2), Title page, (38), 206, 72, 212. Pp. 9-12 & 4pp. of tables at the end of the volume are in mss. form contemporary with or close to the period. These are written in a neat and legible hand & inmany repsects add to the book. Loss to bottom corner of last mss. leaf with minute amount of text loss. Not in Wing. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Regni Gothiae, Tabula Generalis . [Southern Sweden]

      1690 - Stunning map by Frederick Wit with original hand color. Have searched but have not seen a listing for this exact printing of this map.

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        Totius Africae Accuratissima Tabula . . . [Africa]

      1690 - Gorgeous old color example of this scarce decorative map of Africa. The map became the standard for subsequent maps of Africa, originally based upon the work of Frederick De Wit. There are a number of notable deep inlets on the southeast coast. The large lakes and numerous rivers are also of note. The origin of the Nile is based upon Ptolemy. The kingdom of Monomotapa comes down a far as the Rio de Infante. There are few names in the interior of the Cape. Decorative title cartouche and a number of animal vignettes within the map.

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        Memoires Relating to the State of the Royal Navy of England

      London: Ben Griffon, 1690. Contemporary brown calf with new spine and morocco label, lettered in gilt. Engraved frontispiece and fold out table present. First edition regular issue. Scattered light foxing in the text. Written after his retirement from the navy, this copy has a number of manuscript corrections in his hand or under his direction. A very nice copy.. 1st. Leather. VG. Small 8 Vo.

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        Allmanach auf das Jahr Nach der Gnadenreichen Geburt unsers Hn. Jesu Christi MDCLXXXXI

      Osnabrück, Nagel 1690. 68 x 34 cm. 2 Blatt (aneinandergeklebt) mit Wappenkupfern am unteren Rand - Nicht bei Runge, Osnabrücker Buchdruck. Offenbar, entgegen der Ortsangabe, nicht in Osnabrück gedruckt. 1689 war Osnabrück ohne Drucker, nachdem J. W. Distner unter Zurücklassung von Schulden nach Tecklenburg geflohen war. Das Domkapitel beauftragte Christoph Nagel, der in Neuhaus bei Paderborn von 1692 - 1699 Hofdrucker war, mit dem Druck (Benzing 324). Kalendarium in Rot und Schwarz in Typendruck gedruckt mit Angabe der Taglängen, mit Wetterprognosen und Daten der Jahrmärkte und Messen. Am unteren Rand das Impressum und 5 Wappendarstellungen in Kupferstich: v. Schasberg, v. Ohr, v. Schele, v. Kersenbrock, v. Lothringen. -

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        A Discourse of Humane Reason: With Relation to Matters of Religion

      London: Awnsham Churchill, 1690 First edition. Contemporary sheep with gilt arms on both covers of James Douglas, second duke of Queensberry and first duke of Dover (1662-1711), Secretary of State for Scotland. . Small octavo. Rebacked to style. Ink annotation on front free endpaper, listing the other former owners, including the second, third and fourth Dukes of Buccleuch, army office John Clark Kennedy (1817-1867), and others. Armorial bookplate of Clark Kennedy. Board edges lightly worn in places, but a very good and interesting copy of a rare work. Martin Clifford (1624-1677), the atheist headmaster of the Charterhouse, anonymously published A Treatise on Humane Reason in 1674. It called for a critical confutation of constituted authority, faith in one's own reasoned convictions, and tolerance toward the beliefs and opinions of others. It caused considerable controversy and was a precursor of Locke's famous Essay (1690). William Popple (1638-1708), the Unitarian minister who later translated Locke's Letter on Toleration from the Latin (1689), published a French translation of Clifford's work in 1682. It was instrumental in spreading the controversy to the continent. The present work was considered of unknown authorship, but is now known to have been written by Popple. It undoubtedly owes much to the ideas of both Clifford and Locke.

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        INSTRUCTION POUR LES JARDINS, FRUITIER ET POTAGERS, AVEC UN TRAITE DES ORANGES, SUIVY DE QUELQUES REFLEXIONS SUR L&#39;AGRICULTURE. Two Volumes

      Paris:: Claude Barbin,, 1690. First Edition. Near Fine. TWO VOLUMES. Complete with engraved portrait and 13 engraved plates (2 folding). Two Near Fine hardback First Edition First Printings rebacked, in contemporary full calf with raised bands spines, gilt lettering on red leather spine labels, gilt decoration spines, marbled endpapers. Minimal cover edge wear. Owner name ffeps. Sm. 4to. [8], 522 pp., [2]; 566 pp. [2].

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        MANUALETTO DE&#39;BOMBISTI, OVERO RISTRETTO DELLE AVVERTENZE PIU NECESSARIE PER BEN MANEGGIARE I MORTARI: AGGIONTOVI LE TAVOLE DELLE INCLINAZIONI DI ESSI MORTARI PER FARE I TIRI GIUSTI ... TERZA IMPRESSIONE. [FOLDING PLATES]

      Venice, Italy: Andrea Poletti,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1690. Hardcover. Italian Language; Sceince; Astronomy; Mathematics; B&W Illustrations; Short 8vo; 121 pages; Later 1/2 vellum & bds, later endpapers. With 5 fold plates, tables. Occasional small ink traces on title & front matter. Scattered minor spotting. Trimmed- a few heads shaved close. Complete with 3 blank leaves before plates. Mostly minor creasing & occasional dust smudging to plates. OCLC 82869767. Emblem book . Author the first to draw an accurate map of the moon. Ballistics, military science. .

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        CAJI SUETONII TRANQUILLI OPERA Et In Illa Commentarius Samuelis Pitisci Quo Antiquitates Romanae Tum Ab Interpretibus Doctissimis Tomus I [&] Tomus II

      Trajecti ad Rhenum Utrecht: Franciscus Halma, 1690.. 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary full vellum (a little darkened at spines and some light marks to boards). Pp. 932 [&] 924, illus with 42 engraved plates (2 folding), vignettes in text, title pages printed in red and black (previous owner&#39;s engraved bookplates on front paste-downs with neat inscriptions; some light marks to some page edges - otherwise pages and plates bright and unmarked). .

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        AN ESSAY CONCERNING HUMANE UNDERSTANDING. In four books

      London: Printed for Tho. Basset, and sold by Edw. Mory at the sign of the Three Bibles in St. Paul&#39;s Church-yard, MDCXC, 1690. First edition, second issue. The title-page is a cancel with the inverted "SS" in "Essay" and without the printer&#39;s name, Elizabeth Holt, in the imprint. Folio, pp. [12], 362, [22]- Contents. Early signature on front blank of, "John Nicoll", with a short handwritten paragraph on "Conscience," followed by a later paragraph on "Conscience" and signed, "W.H." Contemporary mottled calf, red sprinkled edges. Sympathetically rebacked, gilt-stamped spine title, corners reinforced. Wing L2739 . First Edition, Second Issue. Full Leather. Very Good. Folio.

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        Nova Dania Regni tabula

      Paris, c. 1690. Map. Copper engraving, 51.5 x 61 cms, original hand-colour, lower margin renewed, blank verso.

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        A Discourse of Humane Reason: With Relation to Matters of Religion

      London: Awnsham Churchill, 1690 First edition. Contemporary sheep with gilt arms on both covers of James Douglas, second duke of Queensberry and first duke of Dover (1662-1711), Secretary of State for Scotland. . Small octavo. Rebacked to style. Ink annotation on front free endpaper, listing the other former owners, including the second, third and fourth Dukes of Buccleuch, army office John Clark Kennedy (1817-1867), and others. Armorial bookplate of Clark Kennedy. Board edges lightly worn in places, but a very good and interesting copy of a rare work. Martin Clifford (1624-1677), the atheist headmaster of the Charterhouse, anonymously published A Treatise on Humane Reason in 1674. It called for a critical confutation of constituted authority, faith in one's own reasoned convictions, and tolerance toward the beliefs and opinions of others. It caused considerable controversy and was a precursor of Locke's famous Essay (1690). William Popple (1638-1708), the Unitarian minister who later translated Locke's Letter on Toleration from the Latin (1689), published a French translation of Clifford's work in 1682. It was instrumental in spreading the controversy to the continent. The present work was considered of unknown authorship, but is now known to have been written by Popple. It undoubtedly owes much to the ideas of both Clifford and Locke.

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        Aethiopia superior vel interior vulgo Abissinorum sive presbiteri Ioannis imperium.

      Incisione in rame, coloritura originale d'epoca, mm. 382x486. La carta, arricchita da numerosi animali, mostra una fantasiosa raffigurazione del centro del Continente nero, ricco di laghi e fiumi, descritti in modo molto vago. Schenk e Valk sia singolarmente che insieme ebbero una produzione generalmente non molto originale, pubblicando lastre acquistate da editori precedenti; poche ed in genere abbastanza rare sono le carte di nuova pubblicazione. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Contrats de mariages de l&#39;an 1258 jusqu&#39;en 1619

      1690 Manuscrit, s.l.n.d. (fin XVIIe siècle), in-folio; veau brun d&rsquo;époque, dos à 6 nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, roulette dorée sur les coupes, tranches mouchetées de rouge. [circa] 389 ff. ms., 12 ff. blancs. Contient par exemple : "Contract de mariage entre Jean surnommé Tristan fils de sainct Louis et Jolande fille d&#39;Eude duc de Bourgogne, du mois de juin 1258." "Contract de mariage entre Jean de Bourbon comte de la Marche, avec Catherine de Vendosme du 28 septembre 1364." "Contract de mariage entre François de Bourbon comte de Vendosme avec Marie de Luxembourg comtesse de Sainct Pol du 3 aoust 1487." "Contract de mariage entre Charles duc de Lorraine, avec Claude de France, du 19 janvier 1559." "Articles du mariage entre Henry quatriesme roy de France et de Navarre, et Marie de Medicis, 1600." "Contrat de Mariage du Prince d&#39;Espagne, avec Madame Elizabeth de France". Grandes marges intérieures et extérieures. Mors et coiffes restaurés, plats légèrement frottés, mouillures dans la marge intérieure n&#39;affectant pas le texte mais fragilisant légèrement certains feuillets. PHOTO DISPONIBLE SUR DEMANDE.

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        Nova Orbis Tabula, in Lucem Edita, A. F. De Wit. Amstelodami cum Privilegio Potentiss D. Dominorum Ordinum Hollandia et Westrische

      Amsterdam:: De Wit,. c. 1690.. A most attractive double hemisphere map of the world, with smaller polar insets. Handsomely decorated with allegorical vignettes of the four seasons in the border. The first edition of the map is recorded as Shirley 451- he records the 2nd state adding a border & some cherubs to the plate as well as Nova Guinea and Quiri Regio on the left hand hemisphere. This edition, (Shirley 499) is further altered in that California as an island has a pointed tip (instead of a flat top), and by the insertion ot some of the Great Lakes instead of the single open-ended inland sea shown previously. De Wit was granted privilege in 1688, and included a line to that effect under the title. Australia is illustrated post-Tasman, showing the tip of Tasmania & Cape York Peninsula, the full West coast of Australia. The bottom of Cape Horn is the only geographical feature on the Antarctic polar projection. Copper engraving with old color refreshed. Size: 48 x 57 cm. (19 x 22½ in.) [HxW]. Bottom center fold strengthened, with small margin tear strengthened. Overall in very good condition. A most attractive world map. References: Shirley, R.W. (World) 499. See 451 for first edition plate 333.

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        EL FENIX CASTELLANO D ANTONIO DE MENDOÇA

      El Fénix castellano D. Antonio de Mendoça, renascido de la gran Bibliotheca d&#39;el Ilustrissimo Señor Luis de Sousa, Arçobispo de Lisboa, Capellán Mayor, del Consejo de Estado d&#39;el Serenissimo Rey de Portugal Don Pedro II. A la Excelentissima Señora D. Mariana de Sousa ... .- En Lisboa. En la Emprenta de Miguel Manescal, M. DC. XC. (1690); en 4º menor pergamino moderno con lomo rotulado, 4 hojas de preliminares, incluida portada, 464 pp. Texto a dos columnas.Buen ejemplar. Primera edición muy rara de las obras de este autor, poeta y dramaturgo cortesano, (1586 - 1644), fue un destacado discípulo de Góngora, aunque se le identifica como amigo y compañero de pluma de Francisco de Quevedo. Palau nº 117214. Formó parte de las Bibliotecas de Ticknor y Salvá y fue anunciado en 1890 por Quarich en el elevado precio de 2 libras y 10 chelines.

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        SALVATOR ROSA INVENIT (G)

      Paris: H. Bonnart. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1690. Hardcover. Etchings; Art; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Etching; 1 vol. N. D. [ca. 1690]. Sm. 4to, modern 3/4 crushed scarlet niger morocco leather & marbled bds. , spine gilt; minor wear. With 60 fullpage etchings (incl. Title page ) + 11 mounted etchings after Rosa. From Rosa&#39;s Figurine series by Henri Bonnart, and is catalogued as a Rosa imitation at Wallace 134. Title page repaired. Scattered, mostly minor, foxing & smudging. The full suite of 60 etchings is included with plates 54 and 55 being out of sequence but present. The 11 additional plates are tipped in and numbered out of sequence. They are not identical to the same numbered plates amongst the first sixty. I was not able to locate any information and have to assume that the book is extra-illustrated or else the other copies on the market are short. The extra-illustration is particularly probable as the 60 plates are on Japan paper whereas the final 11 are mounted on finely laid paper. The last leaf was made up by gluing two sheets together- the appearance is not unpleasing. The 11 plates are numbered: 19, 5, 29, 15, 24, 25, 4, 10, 25, 9, and 28. Book protected in clear dust jacket. Graphics of volume and a sample etching are available. .

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        Prodromus Astronomiae, exhibens fundamenta, quae tam ad novum plane & correctiorem stellarum fixarum catalogum construendum

      Danzig: Johann Zacharias Stoll, 1690. Soft cover. Near Fine. Folio [38.5 x 22.5 cm]. (10) ff., 1 double-page engraved allegorical title, 1 engraved author portrait, 142 pp., including general half-title and title. Single-page engraved plate A* bound opposite p. 96, as usual. Bound in later calf with blind-ruled cover, paneled spine with title label and rosette rolled border on leather edges inside covers, slight rubbing and cracking at head and tail. Owner inscription on half title of Charles Leeson Prince, F. R. A. S. 1882. Some minor soiling, foxing and spotting to scattered leaves and very minor tears to a handful of plates, but generally a large and fresh copy. Excellent. [Bound with:] ____. Catalogus stellarum fixarum ex observationibus multorum annorum. Danzig, Johann Zacharias Stoll, 1687. 143-350 pp., (1) f. [And with:] ____. Firmamentum Sobiescianum, sive Uranographia, totum coelum stellatum. Danzig, Johann Zacharias Stoll, 1690 [frontispiece dated 1687]. (1) f., 1 double-page engraved allegorical title dated 1687, 21 pp., 54 double-page engraved plates of the constellations and 2 oversized folding plates of planispheres, in excellent impressions. Rare first edition of Hevelius&#39; star atlas, along with the Introduction (Prodromus) and the catalogue of stars, together as issued: a fundamental text in the history of astronomy and a spectacular illustrated book. The Firmamentum Sobiescianum is considered the most detailed and influential celestial atlas of its time, both in the formation of subsequent atlases and in the production of celestial globes: "Contemporary globes, such as those by G.C. Einmart, and Gerhard and Leonhard Valk, often acknowledge Hevelius as their source. Later constellation outlines and draftmanship also owed much to the Uranographia" (North, DSB VI.364). Warner describes Hevelius as "An outstanding astronomical observer whose private observatory in Danzig (Gdansk) was for many years the best in Europe..." His Uranographia is one of the very few star atlases actually produced by a professional working astronomer of international stature, rather than a map publisher or popularizer of astronomy (Piccolomini, Bayer, Doppelmayr, Homann, Cellarius, etc.). The Catalogus gives the precise position in the sky of each star according to specific mathematical coordinates-information essential to the practicing astronomer-and the Prodromus sets out the technology and methodology associated with producing the catalogue of fixed stars (see Brigham Young, #16). The manuscript of the Prodromus astronomiae was saved from the fire at Hevelius&#39; observatory in 1679-one of the few items to survive from the wide range of the texts and scientific instruments he designed. The star atlas contains 73 constellations, of which 12 are introduced here by Hevelius himself. His discoveries include the Scutum Sobiescianum (the shield of Sobieski, i.e., the shield with which King Jan III of Poland defended Europe against the Turks, and which Hevelius so named to acknowledge the latter&#39;s financial support); the "Lynx", a grouping of very faint stars named because one needed the sharp eyes of this animal in order to see them; and the "Sextans", which he called after one of the many astronomical instruments he designed. These names as well as several others coined by Hevelius are still used by astronomers today. The 57 star maps were drawn by the Polish artist Andreas Stech and engraved by Charles de la Haye, though on the basis of his known involvment in making the plates for other works, North has suggested that Hevelius had a hand in these as well. ...................................................................... * Johannes Hevelius and his Catalogue of Stars, 55-58; J.D. North in DSB VI.360-64; Kenney, p. 83; Warner, The Sky Explored, p. 113, n. 8.

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        The Island of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea

      London, 1690. unbound. very good. View. Uncolored etching. Image measures 4 11/16" x 6.5". Charming view of the island of Malta, circa 1690. This rare view shows a ship with the fortified city and seascape in the background. John Seller (c. 1630-1697) was an English instrument maker and cartographer and in 1671 he was appointed Hydrographer to the King. Seller instigated the first English maritime atlas, in an effort to compete with the successful Dutch maps at the time. This print was published in "A New Systeme of Geography...", circa 1690. A light crease along the center indicates original folds. Light stain. Margins cropped.

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        Le Globe Terrestre Representé En Deux Plans-Hemispheres Et En Diverses Autres Figures

      Paris: Jean-Baptiste Nolin, [after 1690]. Copper-engraved map, with original outline colour. 18 7/8 x 24 5/8 inches. A very beautiful and finely engraved world map, principally devised by one of the period&#39;s greatest cartographers This very fine map is the result of the synergy of the talents of Coronelli and his French colleague Tralage, popularly known as the Sieur de Tillemont. It principally depicts the world in a bi- hemispheric projection, and largely follows the geography represented on Coronelli&#39;s celebrated globe of 1688. California is shown to be an island, and in the enigmatic void that lies to the northwest is the &#39;Strait of Anian&#39; that supposedly forms the western terminus of a presumed Northwest Passage. Beyond the strait, just to the northeast of Japan is the mysterious "Terre de Jessu," that supposedly represents Hokkaido. Much further south, the loosely-defined area that is now known as New Guinea is labelled as the "Terre de Quir," noting on the map that it was discovered in 1606 by the Spanish explorer Ferdinand de Quir. The only major addition here to Coronelli&#39;s established geography is the appearance of the Solomon Islands. Surrounding these principal hemispheres are eight diverse hemispheric projections of the world, evincing a playful fascination with mathematics and perspective that anticipated the Enlightenment of the next century. Adorning the two upper corners of the map are a pair of hemispheres capturing the world from an oblique perspective, one centered on Paris, and the other from its diametrically opposite position in the antipodes. Also, in the upper portion of the map, is a pair of hemispheres capturing the world in an ovoid projection, and resting in the spaces in between the two main hemispheres are a pair of projections depicting the world from a perspective centered at the poles. In the lower left corner, the entire world is captured on a projection centered at the North Pole. Most strikingly, in the lower right corner the world is captured in a cordiform, or heart-shaped projection, which since it was first devised during the Renaissance was considered an iconological symbol of various humanist values. Vincenzo Maria Coronelli, a Venetian scholar and Minorite Friar, became one of the most celebrated map and globe makers of his era. Throughout his industrious life he produced more than one-hundred terrestrial and celestial globes, several hundred maps, and a wealth of cartographic publications. In 1683, he completed the Marly Globes for Louis XIV, the largest and most magnificent globes ever made. In 1684 he founded the Academia Cosmografica degli Argonauti, the first geographical society, and was appointed Cosmographer of the Republic of Venice. The present map is the result of the lucrative partnership Coronelli formed in the late 1680s with the prominent Paris cartographer Jean-Baptiste Nolin, who printed editions of Coronelli&#39;s maps that flourished on the French market. Coronelli published two atlases, the Atlante Veneto (Venice, 1691) and the Isolario (1696-98), and compiled the first encyclopedia to be arranged alphabetically. This map was first printed in 1690, and the present map is in the second state, as indicated by its dedication which honors Louis Philippeaux de Ponchartrain, the French minister of Finance. Shirley, The Mapping of the World, 546

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        Impero Del Gran Mogol

      No date. [Ca. 1690].. Copperplate engraving, 17 3/4 x 23 1/2 on sheet 19 x 28 inches, centrefold as issued. Light staining along lower half of centrefold, one pinhead sized hole in centrefold, neatly writtin &#39;40&#39; at upper right margin, very good condition. A richly engraved map showing the Mughal Empire from the border with Persia to the border with China, encompassing much of present day Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the northern part of India and Burma with the Himalayan regions. Two detailed cartouches with flags and military paraphernalia. .

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        Auteurs deguisez. Sous des noms etrangers; empruntez, supposez, feints à plaisir, chiffrez, renversez, retournez, ou changeez d'une langue en une autre.

      Chez Antoine Dezallier 1690 - - Chez Antoine Dezallier, A Paris _1690, In 12 (9,5x16,5cm), xxvj (2) 615pp., relié. - Edition originale, assez rare, parue de façon anonyme. Plein Veau brun d'époque. Dos à nerfs richement orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Roulette sur les coupes. Un manque en tête. Mors supérieur épidermé avec petits manques. 2 coins émoussés. Exemplaire plutôt frais. Première bibliographie française consacrés aux auteurs anonymes ou pseudonymes. L'auteur, décédé en 1706, ne put poursuivre son travail, et il faudra attendre le dictionnaire de Barbier des ouvrages anonymes pour avoir un travail complet sur le sujet. Par ailleurs, cet ouvrage ne recoupe nullement celui de barbier, puisqu'il devait servir d'introduction à un vaste ouvrage sur le sujet, et en effet, c'est un essai qui tente de comprendre les raisons de l'anonymat ou du travestissement, bien que cela demeure un travail bibliographique (index contenant 1700 pseudonymes). xxvj (2) 615pp. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 575 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TERCEIRA PARTE DA MONARCHIA LVSYTANA.

      - QUE CONTÉM A HISTORIA DE Portugal, desde o Conde Dom Henrique, atè todo o reynado d&#146;ElRey Don Afonso Henriques. PELO DOUTOR FREY ANTONIO BRANDAÕ, ABBADE DO CONVENTO DE N. SENHORA DO Desterro de Lisboa, da Ordem de S. Bernardo, & Chronista Mór de Portugal. DIRIGIDA AO MUITO ALTO, E MUITO PODEROSO REY, E SENHOR NOSSO D. PEDRO II. LISBOA. Na Impressão Craesbeeckiana. Anno 1690. In fólio de 29x19,5 cm. com (x)-420-(xl) pags. Encadernação inteira de pele da época com rotulo vermelho e nervos na lombada. Segunda edição. Inocêncio I, 98. "FR. ANTONIO BRANDÃO, Monge Cisterciense da Congregação de S. Bernardo em Portugal, cuja regra professou a 27 de Outubro de 1599. Foi Doutor em Theologia pela Univ. de Coimbra, Abbade do mosteiro do Desterro em Lisboa, e exerceu na sua Ordem outros cargos, inclusivè o de Geral para que foi eleito a 1 de Maio de 1636. - Chronista mór do Reino, por carta regia de Filippe III de Portugal de 19 de Maio de 1630. - N. em Alcobaça a 25 de Abril de 1584, e m. no mosteiro da mesma villa a 27 de Novembro de 1637. V. para a sua biographia além das noticias dadas por Barbosa no tomo I, a Memoria ácerca da sua vida e escriptos por Fr. Fortunato de S. Boaventura, inserta no tomo VIII parte II das da Acad. R. das Sciencias. - E. 472) (C) Terceira parte da Monarchia Lusitana, que contém a Historia de Portugal desd&#146;o Conde D. Henrique até todo o reinado d&#146;Elrei D. Afonso Henriques. Lisboa, no mosteiro de S. Bernardo, por Pedro Craesbeeck 1632. fol. de VI 300 folhas sem contar as da taboada que vem no fim. - Reimpressa, ibi, na Imp. Craesbeeckiana 1690. fol. Location/localizacao: 7-A2-A-53

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        A Discourse of Humane Reason: With Relation to Matters of Religion.

      London: Awnsham Churchill, 1690. - Martin Clifford (1624-1677), the atheist headmaster of the Charterhouse, anonymously published A Treatise on Humane Reason in 1674. It called for a critical confutation of constituted authority, faith in one's own reasoned convictions, and tolerance toward the beliefs and opinions of others. It caused considerable controversy and was a precursor of Locke's famous Essay (1690). William Popple (1638-1708), the Unitarian minister who later translated Locke's Letter on Toleration from the Latin (1689), published a French translation of Clifford's work in 1682. It was instrumental in spreading the controversy to the continent. The present work was considered of unknown authorship, but is now known to have been written by Popple. It undoubtedly owes much to the ideas of both Clifford and Locke. Small octavo. [2], vi, 96 pp. Contemporary sheep with gilt arms on both covers of James Douglas, second duke of Queensberry and first duke of Dover (1662-1711), Secretary of State for Scotland. Rebacked to style. Ink annotation on front free endpaper, listing the other former owners, including the second, third and fourth Dukes of Buccleuch, army office John Clark Kennedy (1817-1867), and others. Armorial bookplate of Clark Kennedy. Board edges lightly worn in places, but a very good and interesting copy of a rare work. First edition. Wing D1598 (under title). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Regum Pariumque Magnae Britanniae Historia Genealogica Qua Veterum Juxta Ac Recentium in Illa Familiarum Origines, Stemmata, & Res Memorabiliores, Ordine Ad Novissimum Angliae Statum Aptato, Recensentur Atque Explicantur Additis Aereis Insignium.: Tabulis Et Indice Necessario; Studio Ac Opera Jacobi Wilhelmi Im-Hoff

      Norimbergae, Sumptibus Johannis Andreae Endteri Filiorum 1690 - Physical desc. : 1 v (various pagings) : frontis; coats of arms, geneal tables ; 33cm (20) . Subjects: Great Britain - Kings and rulers - Genealogy. Notes: "Appendix ad Historiam genealogicam regum pariumque Magnae Britanniae anno superiore editam, " (inserted at end) has special t. P. : 1691. Finely [and period sympathetically] bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a contrasting Morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. 254 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Crispin

      "Crispin." Pseud of (Raymond Poisson, Parisian actor d.1690). [Original copper plate engraving on paper]. Paris: Audran, ca. 1710 (later impression on laid paper, ca. 1800). After a painting by J. Netscher, engraved by Edelinck. With legend. Plate size 14"x17." A few marginal tears, slight browning. Good impression. This large engraving depicts "Crispin" played by Poisson, in his highly imaginative costume, bowing to the audience with hat in right hand. "Crispin" is the name of the character who was a dutiful captain and son of Scaramouche. The character was invented by Poisson. Poisson was so successful in this role that he began a dynasty of actors who played Crispin in like manner until the mid-18th century.

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