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        America Septentrionalis Novissima ... America Meridionalis accuratissima

      Amsterdam: P. Schenk, 1696. Copper-engraved map, full period hand colouring. 21 3/4 x 24 1/2 inches. Lovely 17th century map of North and South America with California as an island. This elegant map is noted for its cartouches designed by Romein de Hooghe. "The most notable feature of this map is the two separate titles for North and South America. These, it is believed, are etched by the noted artist Romein de Hooghe. The cartography reflects that typical of the period for Amsterdam. Five Great Lakes are shown, the two western ones being left open to the west, there is an old style depiction of the Mississippi basin, and California is depicted in a Foxe style insular format" (Burden). Burden, The Mapping of North America 722; McLaughlin, The Mapping of California as an Island 120; Tooley "California as an Island," 56 in Tooley,The Mapping of America.

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        A New Theory of the Earth, From its Original, to the Consummation of All Things, Where the Creation of the World in Six Days, the Universal Deluge, And the General Conflagration, As laid down in the Holy Scriptures, Are Shewn to be perfectly agreeable to Reason and Philosophy

      London: R. Roberts for Benj. Tooke, 1696 Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 483 pp., 8vo (20x12.5cm). engraved frontispiece, 7 engraved plates (one folding), thin traces of worming in lower margin of approximately 50 pages, very light dampstaining to margins of 4 plates, contemporary calf, later morocco spine label, rubbed, hinges cracked. ---- Wing W1696 - FIRST EDITION. A New Theory of the Earth was a book written by William Whiston, in which he presented a description of the divine creation of the Earth and a posited global flood. He also postulated that the earth originated from the atmosphere of a comet and that all major changes in earth's history could be attributed to the action of comets. It was published in 1696 and was well-received by intellectuals of the day such as Isaac Newton and John Locke..

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        Abissinia doue sono le Fonti del Nilo [...]

      Venice, c. 1696. Map. Copper engraving, 45.5 x 61 cms, black and white, closed centrefold split, slight paper thinning, blank verso. Map of East Africa prepared for Coronelli's monumental 13 volume Atlante Veneto, published 1690-96 in continuation of Blaeu's Atlas Major. Coronelli credits earlier Portugese Jesuit authorities (Manuel de Almeida, Affonso Mendez, Pedro Páez, and Jerónimo Lobo) but also the contemporary German scholar Hiob Ludolf, the foremost expert of his day on Abyssinia. Ludolf compiled the first Ethiopian dictionary and grammar and discounted the traditional Ptolemaic lakes of Zaire and Zaflan (still shown by Coronelli in the inset) becoming the first to show the course and source of the Blue Nile at Lake Tana in his map of 1683. Franciscan scholar Vincenzo Coronelli (he was also an accomplished theologian) was among the leading map and globe makers of his age, making full and innovative use of the latest geographical information. A brief spell in Paris, for example, as cartographer to Louis XIV between 1681-83, gave him access to original material in the French archives including material gathered by Jesuit travellers such as La Salle. In 1684, back in his home city of Venice, Coronelli founded the first geographical society, the Academia Cosmografica degli Argonauti, and in 1685 he was appointed Cosmographer to the Republic of Venice. He is noted for the quality of composition and engraving of his maps, as well as their content.

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        Isole della Dalmatia Divise Ne Suoi Contadi Parte Occidentale

      Venice: Vincenzo Coronelli, 1696. unbound. very good(+). Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 17 5/8" x 23.75". Beautiful double page map of Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast. Shows place names, topographical and geographical details, coats of arms and historical political boundaries. Features an extravagant cartouche of two figures, one royal and the other religious, drawn by cherubs, horses, mermaids and mermen in a beautiful side wheel boat. Historical and chronology notes on either side. Italian text on verso. In excellent condition. Published by Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718), a Venetian map and globe maker. He obtained his Doctor of Theology in 1673 in Rome and became the cosmographer to the Republic of Venice in 1684.

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        Carte Particuliere des Postea de l'Italie

      Restauro e piega, oltre a quella centrale editoriale. Coloritura coeva. Rif.: Borri pag. 245 n°210 mm 447x553

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        Utilissimo trattato dell'Acque correnti... nel quale si notificano le misure ed esperienze di esse. I giuochi e scherzi, li quali per mezzo dell'aria e del fuoco vengono operati dall'acqua... -

      Roma, Buagni, 1696.In-folio. Legatura coeva in pergamena, dorso con nervi. 2 tavv. ripiegate e 80 illus. a mezza pagina n.t. disegnate dall'autore e incise da A. Specchi (16), 196, (16) pp.; angoli esterni delle prime due carte abilmente restaurati; qualche macchiolina, e naturale e lieve ossidazione della carta. Prima edizione di uno dei più importanti trattati di architettura idraulica del ?600. Fontana fu un allievo del Bernini ed uno dei maggiori architetti della Roma barocca; disegnò anche la canalizzazione per rifornire la città con l?acqua del lago di Bracciano, progetto descritto nel terzo libro ed illustrato sulle due tavole ripiegate. Roberts & Trent p.115. Fowler 123. Cicognara 915 & 3735. Riccardi I, 466: «E' libro raro e molto apprezzato sia per l'eleganza delle tavole, sia dal lato scientifico per quanto riguarda la parte meccanica delle condotte d'acqua». First edition of one of the most important treatises on hydraulic architecture published in the 17th century. The author, pupil of Bernini, was among the leading architects of Roman Baroque and is also remembered for having designed the canalisation to supply Rome with water from Lake Bracciano. 2 folding plates and 80 half page engravings by A. Specchi from drawings by the author. Paper occasionally toned, but a good large copy bound in contemp. vellum, red leather label on spine; head and foot of spine neatly repaired.

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        TITULI HONORUM... Juxta Editionem tertiam Londinensem Anni 1672. cui accessisse dicuntur Seldeni Emendationes & Additamenta latine vertit notasque addidit Simon Johannes Arnold...

      Jeremiae Schrey & Henrici 1696 in 4° (cm. 21,5x18), pp. 30 nn., 288, 690, 78 nn.; solida p/perg. coeva con tit. e fregi in oro al ds., tagli spruzz., ritratto dell'A. inc. all'antip. da I. C. Becklin, front. rosso e nero, fregi tip. e capil., m. incisioni n.t. e f.t.; Eminente studioso di storia e di diritto, uomo politico e giurista di prestigio, una delle intelligenze più brillanti del seicento inglese, l'A. nacque a Salvington nel 1584 e morì a Londra nel 1654, fu propugnatore dell'"habeas corpus" e della "Petizione dei diritti" del 1628. Esemplare con carta uniformemente arrossata. Graesse VI, p. 343; Brunet (V, 267): "Cet ouvrage est regardé comme le meilleur que l'on ait sur le sujet." Molto raro. 545/19

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        Pugna Navalis in ipsis faucibus Freti Öresund Suecos inter et Belgas Federatos Comissa d. 29. Octob. An: 1658 [The plate was published for the work: De Rebus a Carolo Gustavo Sveciae Rege gestis commentariorum libri septem...]

      [Nürnberg] [Christophorus Riegel] 1696 or 1697. Plate mark 30 x 57,5 cm. The whole sheet 35 x 65,5. Etching and engraving. Very nice condition.. A very dramatic depiction of the sea batlle of the Sound (Öresund) between the swedish and dutch fleets in 1658. The dutch came to rescue the danish from the newly gained swedish control of Denmark and the siege of Copenhagen, and they suceeded. The swedish fleet was badly damaged and Denmark west of the Sound was saved, while the danish provinces east of the sound remained under swedish control. The border between Sweden and Denmark has ever since then been the Sound. The legend names the Swedish Ships involved in the sea-battle. Some of them are: Caesar, Apollo, Ceruus, Westerwijk, Amarantha, Cignus, Luna Dimidiata, Fides, Wismaria, Sudermannia and Ostrogothia. In the distance, can be seen, the fortification of Kronborg and the towns of Helsingör and Helsingborg. The plate was published for the work "De Rebus a Carolo Gustavo Sveciae Rege gestis commentariorum libri septem" an offical history of the the Swedish wars with Denmark and Poland 1655-1660. The author Samuel Pufendorf was a german historian who held the first chair of history at the newly establihed University of Lund. The work was published in latin, german and french in the years 1696 and 1697, containing numerous plates

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        Tabula Geographico-Hydrographica Motus Oceani Currentes, Abyssos, Montes Ignivomos in Universo Orbe?

      Carta nautica del mondo tratta dal Mundi Mirabilis dello Zahn, una cosmografia riccamente illustrata. Zahn era un monaco, studioso e scienziato, si dedicò a studi sulla camera oscura. La sua opera è sulla scia del gesuità Athanasius Kircher. La carta del mondo probabilmente deriva da quella dello stesso Kircher, e raffigura le correnti oceaniche, i vortici ed i crateri dei vulcani. Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. A world chart from the 'Mundi Mirabilis...', a finely-illustrated cosmography, designed to show the ocean currents, vortexes and volcanos. Johann Zahn (1631-1707), a German monk, also published a ? read morebook on optics, 'Oculus Artificialis Teledioptricus Sive Telescopium' (1685), with extensive descriptions of both the camera obscura and the magic lantern, which he used for anatomical lectures.[«] SHIRLEY: World 583, "engravings of a high standard". Norimberga Nurnberg 420 350

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        L'ARTE DEL CAVALLO... divisa in tre libri. Nei primi due... si tratta l'arte di ridurre a tutta perfettione il cavallo. Nel terzo... vi si agginge il modo di usarlo in guerra & in festa.

      Stamperia del Seminario 1696 (Codice libreria AN2887) In 4° (29 cm) (14)208 pp. Edizione originale e unica. Cfr. Cat. Vinciana, Autori del '600, I/157; Graesse, VI/268; D'Ayala, 210. Bell'antiporta in rame di L.Dorigny con allegoria equestre e stemma mediceo, altra tavola in rame fuori testo di Joseph Juster con ritratto del granduca di Toscana Cosimo III. Addestramento completo del cavallo, impiego militare, nella giostra, nella parata ecc. Testatine, capilettera, finalini in xilografia. Su bella carta crocchiante avorio, buoni margini. Illustrato con alcune figure nel testo. Lieve ingiallitura ad alcune pp., tenue gora all'angoletto bianco delle ultime pagine, macchietta di caffè al margine della prefazione. Piccoli restauri agli angolini delle prime 2 carte e delle 2 carte corrispondenti alle pp.197-200, angolino bianco mancante al frontespizio. Le ultime 4 carte, mancanti, sono ben riprodotte in fotocopia su carta avorio. Legatura in cartone rustico muto. Euro 500

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        Il Lazio con le sue più cospicue strade antiche e moderne..

      Acquaforte e bulino, 1696. Magnifica prova, intagliata su quattro matrici, impressa su carta vergata coeva ed unita. Esemplare con coloritura coeva dei contorni, con margini, leggere ossidazioni, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dopo aver accuratamente seguito il progetto per l?ampliamento e la sistemazione di Roma, papa Alessandro VII (Fabio Chigi) affida l?incarico di formare il catasto dell?Agro Romano a diversi topografi ed agronomi, conferendo al gesuita Francesco Eschinardi il compito di dirigere la parte cartografica. Il rilievo migliore, oltre a quello di Giovan Battista Cingolani, fu opera dell?Ameti, che realizzò due grandi carte della parte settentrionale e meridionale della provincia di Roma. L?opera si basa sostanzialmente sulla carta che il monaco camaldolese Innocenzo Mattei (1626-79), geografo pontificio sotto Clemente X, realizzò nel 1666. Rispetto alla Tavola esatta dell?antico Latio e Nova Campagna di Roma del Mattei, il rilievo dell?Ameti rivela fondamentali analogie in tutti gli elementi del contenuto, compresi i riferimenti all?età classica, alle strade ecc., mentre sono aggiunte diverse piccole località, e differenze più notevoli sono riscontrabili per la zona costiera e sub costiera. La carta del Lazio, dedicata al cardinale Pietro Ottoboni, è anteriore di tre anni e presenta notevoli migliorie nel rilievo delle Paludi Pontine, dove anche l?idrografia è notevolmente diversa. Le carte dell?Ameti furono inserite, assieme a quella del Mattei, nella seconda edizione del Mercurio Geografico, atlante della tipografia De Rossi. Bibliografia: Frutaz, Le carte del Lazio, pp. 75-77; Almagià, Documenti Cartografici dello Stato Pontificio, pp. 40-42, 73. Dimensioni 1130x835. Once he had realized his project to renovate and enlarge Rome, Pope Alexander VII (Fabio Chigi) charged quite a few topographers and agronomists to realize the Roman countryiside land registry, putting the Jesuit Francesco Eschinardi in charge of the cartographic part. The best maps have been drawn by Giovan Battista Cingolati and Ameti, who realized two big size maps of the Northern and Southern neighbourhood of Rome. As Almagià points out, the two maps could be joined to form just one print, since they share a part where the river Tiber and Rome are depicted. This work is basically after Innocenzo Mattei?s (1626-79), a Camaldolese monk, who was official geographer of Clemente X and realized his work in 1666. When compared to Mattei?s Tavola esatta dell?antico Latio e Nova Campagna di Roma, Ameti?s work shows many analogies in different fields: classical references, the names of the streets, etc. It differs from its sources on the addiction of new places, especially along the coasts. The first map (St. Peter?s Heritage) presents a big cartouche on upper left, with the date, 1691, and the printer?s name, Domenico de Rossi, together with dedication to the Cardinal Francesco Nerli. The description of the territory is quite detailed, with wods, heights, the small towns and the lakes of Bolsena, Bracciano and Orbetello. The map of Latium, dedicated to the Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni, has been printed three years before and presents a better relief of the Pontine marshes, and even the hydrography is quite different. Ameti?s map have been included, together with Mattei?s, in the second edition of De Rossi?s Mercurio Geografico. Copperplates, realized in four plates each, joined together in the past, with the technique of etching. Example in excellent condition, trimmed to platemark; sings of glue along the old folds. Roma Rome

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        Acamantis insula hoggidi Cipro, posseduta dalla Repubblica Veneta sin'all'anno 1571.

      Incisione in rame di mm 460x610, tratta da "Corso geografico". Decorativa carta geografica dell'isola arricchita da un grande cartiglio col titolo in alto ed armi araldici di Pietro Lusignano re di Cipro in basso a sin.; dedicata a Giovan Battista Cornaro Piscopia.Vincenzo Coronelli (1650/ 1718) fu cartografo, geografo e cosmografo ufficiale della Repubblica di Venezia dal 1685 e lettore di geografia nel 1689. Fondò l'Accademia degli Argonauti, la più antica società geografica del mondo. Fu autore di oltre 2000 grandi carte geografiche. Ottimo esemplare con lievissimo alone centrale verticale causato dalla colla anticamente usata per la rilegatura.Stylianou, 138, Zacharakis, 678.

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        Isola di Maiorica

      Carta geografica tratta dal ?Isolario dell?Atlante Veneto? . Incisione in rame posta nella parte superiore del foglio che contiene il testo descrittivo (il foglio 355x490). Taken from "Isolario", the second part of Coronelli "Atlante Veneto". Copperplate in very good conditions. Set in a page of text. Venezia Venice 245 170

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        Naauwkeurige Beschryving der Aardgewassen, Waar in de veelerley Aart en bijzondere Eigenschappen der Boomen, Heesters, Kruyden, Bloemen, Met haare Vrugten, Zaden, Wortelen en Bollen, Neevens derzelver waare Voort-Teeling, gelukkige Aanwinning, en heylzaame Genees-Krachten, Na een veel-jarige Oeffening en eigen Ondervinding, In drei onderscheide Boeken, naauwkeuriglijk beschreeven worden; Door den Heer...

      Leiden and Utrecht: Pieter vander Aa and Francois Halma 1696. 2 volumes. Folio (460 x 300mm). With engraved title and 243 plates. Contemporary blind-stamped vellum with central floral motif, held within blind ruled borders. First edition and a fine Large Paper copy printed on heavier paper of this extraordinary florilegium. Abraham Munting (1626-1683) was professor of botany at the University of Groningen and considerably enlarged the botanical garden his father Henricus Munting had founded. It was known as the "Paradise of Groningen" and became one of the most extensive gardens of the period. During the summer Munting gave botanical lectures to his students four times a week. It was in this beautiful garden that his daughter Hester died eating deadly nightshade. The above work portrays plants growing in Munting's "Paradise". His numerous botanical friends had sent the seeds of many of these plants to him from the Dutch East- and West Indies, Africa and the Americas. "Munting wrote a number of works on medical-botanical topics, but his posthumously published 'opus magnum', the 'Naauwkeurige', enjoyed particular success, at least in part due to the novelty of the plates, which in a radical departure from the iconography of the traditional florilegium, presented its plant species against a charming series of landscape backgrounds? The illustrations are remarkable for their elegance and originality. The sophisticated title-page? was designed by an artist of considerable merit, Jan Goeree (1670-1731), who had been a student of Gérard de Laresse? Each plate shows a different plant in flower, including many exotic species from America and other distant lands. The plant dominates the foreground, filling the entire page, often with a detail of the fruit or flower presented on a smaller scale. In some cases the plants are presented 'à trompe l'oeil', while in others they have been arranged in decorated urns. Sometimes gardening tools are depicted as well. The name of each plant appears written on an elegantly fluttering ribbon or cartouche, or on a crumbling marble plaque" (An Oak Spring Flora, 45). Only plate 201 is signed, bearing the name of Joseph Mulder (1659-1710) who engraved many of the plates of Maria Sibylla Merian's famous work on the insects of Surinam. Nissen BBI, 1429; Pritzel 6559.

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        Le Royaume de Danemark.

      Kobberstukket generalkort over Danmark. Paris 1696. Lysmål: 86,5x57 cm. Plademål: 88,5x58cm. Med c. 5 cm margener. Samtidig konturkolorering. Med heraldisk titelkartouche (tilegnet den franske kronprins og med hans våben). Lidt brunet... Smukt og meget stort og dekorativt kort over Danmark i dets fulde historiske udstrækning - fra Blåvand til Blekinge. Kortet bygger på det Danmarkskort, den store franske kartograf Sanson udfærdigede omrking 1660. I denne version udkom det i et atlas tilegnet den franske kronprins, og udformet i kongelig størrelse. Den store dobbeltplanche er det største af 1600-tallets trykte Danmarkskort

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        Principaute de Catalogne ou sont compris les Comtes de Roussillon et de Cerdagne divises en leurs Vigueries

      Amsterdam: Alexis-Hubert Jaillot, 1696. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Plate measures 23" x 34 3/8". Beautiful large map of Catalonia in northeastern Spain. Based on a plate by Nicolas Sanson, reworked and published in "Atlas Nouveau" by Jaillot. Minor wear along edges, some chipping. Light toning to upper left sheet. Tear to upper right corner.

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        Opera Omnia

      Venice: Jacobi Hertz, 1696 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Venice: Jacobi Hertz, 1696-1697. 3 volumes, 4to (232x163 mm). [16], 1036; [12], 903, [9]; [16], 512, 333 [1] pp. Half-title and title printed in red and black with title vignette in vol. I, engraved portrait, 12 engraved plates of which 11 folding, woodcut head- and -tail pieces and initials, occasional light browning. Contemporary vellum, morocco label (extremities rubbed, some staining). Erased inscriptions on titles (pasted over with paper), old shelf mark labels on spine of 2 vols. A handsome copy, internally bright and virtually unspotted. ---- Fulton, 242. - FIRST EDITION of the collected works in Latin. Quite rare..

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        Nova et accurata Tusciae Antiquae descriptio.

      Patavjj (Padova), Ex Typogr. Seminarij, Anno 1696. Dal "Parergon" del "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". Incisione in rame, b/n, cm 35,5 x 50 (alla lastra). Tavola senza testo al verso, in alto a ds. titolo entro semplice cartiglio campestre. Carta edita dalla "Tipografia del Seminario", di molti anni successiva alle edizioni dell'Ortelio, ma non comune e di scarsa reperibilit?. Bell'esemplare, a pieni margini e ben conservato.

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        Exequiae Serenissimi ac Potentiss: Principis ac Dni. Domini Caroli Gustavi Suecorum Gothorum et Wandalorum Regis d. 3. Nouemb. 1660 Holmiæ Celebratæ. Accuraté delineauit E.I. Dahlbergh. (The funeral procession of King Carl X Gustav of Sweden).

      (Nürnberg, 1696). The large engraving of the procession through Stockholm being composed of 13 engraved plates joined together, measuring 30x450 cm. (Plates numb. 1-13). Some mostly marginal dampstains, some marginal tears, some brownspots mainly marginal. Upper margin of plate 3 partly gone. Margins strenghtened at verso with brown paper. Some variation to paperquality, but in general in good strong impressions.. The procession gives a panoramic view through Stockholm with the Swedish battleships, salute-firing in the harbour. The engraving was published together with Pufendorf's work, De rebus a Carolo Gustavi gestis...Nürenberg, 1696. The procession was drawn by Erik Dahlberg who was an eyewitness and engraved by different engravers

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        ROMAE ANTIQUAE NOTITIA

      1696. Very Good. KENNETT, Basil. ROMAE ANTIQUAE NOTITIA: OR, THE ANTIQUITIES OF ROME. London: Printed for A. Swall and T. Child at the Unicorn, 1696. First edition. In 2 Parts: (1) A short history of the rise, progress, and decay of the Commonwealth, and (2) A description of the city: an account of the religion, civil government, and art of war; with the remarkable customs and ceremonies, publick and private. Illustrated with 10 engraved plates (5 of which are foldouts). Index. 8vo., contemporary speckled calf; volume has been rebacked. 17th century ink notation to first leaf. Some scuffing and minor edgewear to boards; one small spot of worming to middle front board, else no sign of critter activity. Clean text; the bottom opening corner of one of the final blank leaves has been torn off. A very good copy of the author's first and best known work, which went through many editions up to 1820 and was the standard work on the subject for nearly a century. Rare. [Wing K298]

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        Il Regno di Castiglia Nuova. Dedicato all'Impareggiabile Virt? e Merito del'Em.mo e Rev.mo P¤pe il Sign.re Cardinale D. Celestino Sfondrati. Descritto da Giacomo Cantelli da Vignola.. e dato in Luce da Domenico de Rossi Herede di Gio. Giacomo de Rossi..

      Roma, alla Pace, 1696. Tratta dal "Mercurio Geografico", pubblicato a Roma nel 1692, incisione in rame all'acquaforte, b/n, cm 55,5 x 83,5 (alla lastra). La carta rappresenta il Regno di Castiglia, ? descritta da Giacomo Cantelli da Vignola, incisa da Antonio Barbey e edita dalla celebre officina De Rossi; ? stampata su due fogli, porta un grande cartiglio all'angolo superiore sinistro con dedica al Cardinale Celestino Sfrondati, e ha il margine graduato su tutto il perimetro. La carta si estende dalle frontiere del Regno di Portogallo al Regno di Valenza e di d'Aragona, dalla Castiglia Vecchia all'Andalusia. Giacomo Cantelli da Vignola (Vignola, 1643 - 1695), fu bibliotecario, geografo e primo cartografo ufficiale presso la corte di Modena del Duca Francesco II dal 1685. Le carte di quest'opera sono tutte di certa importanza e interesse, la maggior parte di esse sono disegnate dal Cantelli e molte portano cartigli con dediche a principi, regnanti o illustri personaggi. Alcune gualciture e pieghe ma in bella impressione e in discreto stato di conservazione.

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        [Greek text]. Aischimnou Ho peri stephenou logos. Interpretationem Latinam, et vocum difficiliorum explicationem adjecerunt P. Foulkes, J. Freind, Ædis Christi alumni

      excudebat Johan. Crooke[Oxford:] excudebat Johan. Crooke, 1696 [date in Greek].First edition of the two antagonistic orations of Æschines and Demosthenes as edited, with a Latin translation, by the young Oxford students Peter Foulkes and John Friend, who were both about twenty when this volume was printed. Contemporary calf. Gilt spine with red morocco label. . Octavo. With three engraved portraits, of the two orators and of Cicero, by M. Burg; these are included in the pagination. The Latin translation is printed at the bottom of each page. Joints, corners a bit rubbed, a little light foxing. A very good copy. This was for many years a popular edition; and was reprinted in 1715 if not oftener: but the first is the preferable edition, and is considered very correct. The explanation of the more difficult Greek words at the end, was among the principal causes of its popularity" (Dibdin I, 487).

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        LOVE'S LAST SHIFT; or, the Fool in Fashion. A Comedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre Royal By His Majesty's Servants

      Printed for H. Rhodes in Fleet Street; R. Parker at the Royal Exchange and S. Briscoe the Corner Shop of Charles Street in London: Printed for H. Rhodes, in Fleet-Street; R. Parker, at the Royal Exchange, and S. Briscoe, the Corner Shop of Charles-Street, in Russet-Street, Covent-Garden, 1696. [x], 103 pages of text, followed by [i] publishers advertisement. As published, the pages 51 to 64 are excluded. Removed from bound volume, with stitching attached and functional. Minor soiling to title page are final leaf, and slight rubbing to corners. Final leaf with corner lacking, just touching the title of the publisher's advertisement. Overall, a clean and attractive complete first edition of Cibber's first work, ready to be bound. Measures 8+11/16" in height.. First Edition. Paperback. Very good+ condition. Quarto (4to).

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        L'Empire d'Allemagne distingue suivant l'etendue de Touts les Estats, Principautes, et Souverainetes, qui passent ou qui ont passe jusque a present sous le nom d'Allemagne

      Alexis Hubert Jaillot Amsterdam: Alexis-Hubert Jaillot, 1696. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with hand outline. Image measures 23" x 35". Stunning map showing the vast extent of the German Empire, including parts of Poland, Bohemia, Hungary, Austria, Croatia, Italy, France and the Netherlands. Exquisite and subtle coloring, beautifully detailed. Based on a plate by Nicolas Sanson, reworked and published in "Atlas Nouveau" by Jaillot. Severe toning due to early acid backing, chipping to edges and corners and some tears. Priced as is.

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        NUMISMATA SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM TEMPLI VATICANI FABBRICAM INDICANTIA, Chronologica ejusdem Fabricae narratione, ac multiplici eruditione explicata... A Padre Philippo Bonanni Societatis Jesu. Romae, Sumptibus felicis Caesaretti, & Paribeni, sub signo Reginae. Typis Dominici Antonii Herculis, 1696.

      Ril. in cartone marezz., dorso in mz. pelle con nerv., Tass. con tit. in oro al dorso, cm 38x26, pp XV, 240 di t., 86 tavv inc. f.t. di cui 11 più volte ripieg., opera di Frezza, Specchi, Alet, Bartolus, Van Westerhout. La tav. successiva alla 33 non è numer., la tav. n° 37 comprende 4 tavv, le tavv n° 37 e 38, apparentemente mancanti, non appaiono incluse neppure nell'elenco all'inizio del vol. Bel front. con grande inc. opera di Io. Bapt. Lenardus. Una vecchia ed estesa gora da umidità interessa metà delle carte, incluse alcune tavv; qualche carta presenta un diffuso ma tenue ingiallimento; le tavv, in larga maggioranza, appaiono, comunque, nitide e fresche. Opera di notevole interesse documentario, conserva intatti i suoi margini origin. con barbe.

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        Prince Arthur. An Heroick Poem. In Ten Books

      London: Awnsham & John Churchill, 1696. Third edition, corrected. Hardcover. Very good. Small folio. The third edition, corrected, to which is added an Index explaining the names of countries, cities, rivers, etc. (20),296,(4)pp. Errata description on final text page. Contemporary full calf tooled in a Cambridge design. Spine in six compartments with raised bands; red leather lettering label, gilt. Armorial bookplate. Hinges and spine tip neatly and nearly invisibly mended, light wear and soiling else a very good copy in contemporary binding. 'Prince Arthur' opens with Arthur's return to Britain to reclaim the crown, and culminates with the final single battle between Tollo and Arthur for control of the kingdom. Taken from Geoffrey of Monmouth, and modelled stylistically on Virgil ('I sing the Briton and his Righteous Arms'), Prince Arthur was a great favorite of King William. Wing B3082. See Lowndes 211. ESTC R11096.

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        Freywillig-auffgesprungener Granat-Apffel, Deß Christlichen Samaritans. Wien, Voigt, 1696. 566 S., 8 Bll. Pgt. d. Zt. (etw. fleckig).

      Vgl. Wellcome II, 518; Krivatsy 11976; Horn-A. 125.- Zweite Ausgabe des erstmals 1695 erschienenen medizinisch-diätischen Werkes. 'Trotz der zahlreichen Auflagen ist das Buch nur in wenigen Exemplaren auf uns gekommen; die große Masse hat sich - der beste Beweis für die Wichtigkeit und Popularität des Werkes - im täglichen Gebrauch selbst aufgezehrt. Das Buch enthält über 1750 Rezepte für allerlei Krankheiten. ... Besonders groß ist die Zahl der Vorschriften für Frauen- und Kinderkrankheiten' (Bohatta, Eleonora).- Vereinzelt mit minimalem Feuchtrand im Außensteg oder minimal stockfleckig.

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        Biblia. Das ist die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Alten und Neuen Testaments, Deutsch, D. Martin Luthers, Sampt D. Hütteri Summarien... Wittenberg, Chr. Wust und Frankfurt u. Leipzig, Gleditsch, 1696. 47 (von 52) Bll., 336 num. Bll., 2-226 num. Bll., 20 Bll. , 160 num. Bll. Mit 1 (von 2?) Titelkupfer, 4 teils gefalt. Kupferstichkarten u. 19 (von 20?) Kupfertafeln. Ldr. d. Zt. über Holzdeckel (bestoßen, beschabt, Messingschließen fehlen, unt. Kapital angeplatzt).

      Vgl. Bibelslg. Württ. LB E 965 und vgl. Schmidt 350 (mit Abb. 263 u. 264).- Von der theologischen Fakultät der Universität Wittenberg überwachte Textgestaltung auf der Grundlage der Ausgabe von 1546.- Gegenüber dem Exemplar in der Württembergischen Landesbibliothek abweichend illustriert, dort sind genannt 13 Kupferstichporträts und 40 num. Kupfertafeln. Die Abbildungen der Kupfer aus der Wustschen Bibel von 1702 bei Schmidt sind freie, seitenverkehrte Nachstiche unserer Kupfer, dazu sind unsere bedeutend kontrastreicher und schärfer. Die Karten zeigen u.a. das Mittelmeer, Palästina, Syrien, Canaan u.a, die Kupfertafeln teils als Zwischentitel gestaltet.- Mit zahlreichen alten handschriftlichen lateinischen Randnotizen.- Buchblock angebrochen, 1 Lage, 1 Karte, 1 Kupfer lose.- Vereinzelt fleckig, weißen Innensteg teils mit kleinen Wurmspuren.- Ohne Titel und Zueignung des Alten Testaments und ohne Zwischentitel zu den Propheten.

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        Les oeuvres posthumes de monsieur de La Fontaine

      Paris: Guillaume de Luyne, 1696. relié. 9,5x15cm. Edition originale. Reliure en pleine basane racinée, dos à quatre nerfs orné de double caissons et de fleurons dorés, pièce de titre en veau brun, date en queue, élégante reliure pastiche signée. Bandeaux, lettrines et culs-de-lampe gravés. Une page de garde manuscrite concernant l'ouvrage in-fine. - Guillaume de Luyne, Paris _1696, 9,5x15cm, XXIV + 276pages, relié. - relié

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        [Judaica] De synagoga vetere libri tres : quibus tum de nominibus, structurâ, origine, præfectis, ministris, & sacris synagogarum, agitur; tum præcipue, formam regiminis & ministerii earum in Ecclesiam Christianam translatam esse, demonstratur: cum prolegomenis

      Franequeræ [Franeker, the Netherlands] : Typis & impensis Johannis Gyzelaar, illustr. Frisiæ Ordd. atque eorundem Academiæ typograph. ordinar., MDCXCVI [1696]. Second Edition. Vellum. Fine. Small 4to, complete in two continuously paginated volumes. [30],608,[6],609-1138, [38, indices, addenda, emendanda]pp, with the identical additional engraved title page, showing Jews before a temple and signed "J. Goeree delin. / J. Mulder sculp," to both parts and woodcut headpieces, initials, and ornaments. Contemporary vellum, edges stained red, manuscript title to head of spine in an early hand. Title pages printed in red and black, with woodcut printer's device bearing the motto "Ego Iehoua vocauite iuste," the title page to the second part reading "Campegii Vitringa De synagoga vetere liber tertius: quo rectores & ministri synagogarum conferuntur cum praepositis & diaconis ecclesiae Christianae pars II." A superb example, nearly pristine, with tight text block and clean, fresh pages. Furst III, 483.& & Second Edition of this work, "which still has value," on the ancient synagogue and development of the early Church. Text in Latin with with numerous passages in Greek and Hebrew. Vitringa was a Dutch Christian Hebraist, educated at the universities of Franeker and Leyden. Along with his "Commentary on Isaiah, frequently republished in the eighteenth century, this was his chief work. (Jewish Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Catalogus Librorum Manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Cottonianae

      Oxford: e Theatro Sheldoniano, 1696. Leather Bound. Very Good. E Theatro Sheldoniano, Oxford., 1696. Folio, [xii],l,[ii],159,[25]pp. Contemporary leather boards, Modern reback in contemporary style. Wear to extremities. Internally excellent. End pages have browning and chipping, the rest of the book is clean and bright, without markings, excessive soiling or foxing. See our pictures. <br><br> The library formed by Sir Robert Bruce Cotton (1571-1631) during the early seventeenth century was the major antiquarian collection in England at the time, and as early as the 1620s was a landmark in the political and cultural life of the country, containing as it did both outstanding literary manuscripts and important state records. The library counted Ben Jonson, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Francis Bacon among its borrowers. After his death the library passed successively to his son and grandson, and it was the latter, John, who authorized the publication by his librarian, Thomas Smith, of the first printed catalogue. This catalogue is particularly valuable, as it pre-dates the disastrous fire of 1731, which destroyed or damaged over two hundred of the manuscripts. Smithââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢s catalogue is therefore the prime record for volumes now lost. Smith also knew the Cotton family well and the Latin essays, with which he prefaced his catalogue, are an important source for the history of the family and for the development of the collection.

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        [Greek text]. Aischimnou Ho peri stephenou logos. Interpretationem Latinam, et vocum difficiliorum explicationem adjecerunt P. Foulkes, J. Freind, Ædis Christi alumni

      [Oxford:] excudebat Johan. Crooke, 1696 [date in Greek]. First edition of the two antagonistic orations of Æschines and Demosthenes as edited, with a Latin translation, by the young Oxford students Peter Foulkes and John Friend, who were both about twenty when this volume was printed. Contemporary calf. Gilt spine with red morocco label. . Octavo. With three engraved portraits, of the two orators and of Cicero, by M. Burg; these are included in the pagination. The Latin translation is printed at the bottom of each page. Joints, corners a bit rubbed, a little light foxing. A very good copy. This was for many years a popular edition; and was reprinted in 1715 if not oftener: but the first is the preferable edition, and is considered very correct. The explanation of the more difficult Greek words at the end, was among the principal causes of its popularity" (Dibdin I, 487).

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        Typus Haffniæ, Regni Daniæ Metropolis et Sedis Regiæ utet Obsidii quo a S.R. Maj. Sueciæ Anno 1658 premebatur.

      Kobberstukket prospekt af København, stukket af Jean le Pautre efter tegnet forlæg af Erik Dahlberg. (Nürnberg, 1696). Lysmål: 104x28,5 cm. Med brede marginer. I guldramme.. Meget dekorativt prospekt og den bedste grafiske fremstilling af København fra 1600-tallets anden halvdel. Den store tredobbelte planche stammer fra Samuel Pufendorfs monumentale værk om Karl X Gustavs bedrifter i Polen, Tyskland og Danmark og viser det belejrede København i sensommeren 1658 set fra det nuværende Nørrebro med ruinerne af Christian IVs Ladegaard i forgrunden. Stikket gengiver situationen med svenske belejringstropper og jordværker tæt inde under byens volde. I takt med at udfaldene fra byen blev stadig hyppigere, og de belejrede blev fik forstærkninger fra Holland, trak svenskerne sig tilbage til en kæmpemæssig lejr ved Brønshøj.** Forlægget til stikket er en tegning - der formentlig bygger på en lang række skitser tegnet på stedet - af den ferme svenske ingeniørofficer Erik Dahlberg. Byen bag voldene er skildret med største nøjagtighed med den skyline, den havde fået gennem Christian IVs regeringstid. I forgrunden af billedet ses det svenske kongepar - den patologisk tyvagtige dronning Hedvig Eleonora sidder i en stor karosse, mens Karl Gustav er omgivet af hoffolk og officerer. Forgrunden myldrer med detaljer af militærhistorisk interesse: Her er omhyggeligt gjort rede for belejrernes udrustning og dragter

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        Opera Omnia Duobus Tomis Distincta, Complectentia Historiam De Deis Gentium, Musis Et Hercule, Rem Nauticam, Sepulcralia, et Varios Sepeliendi Ritus, Historiam Poetarum Graecorum et Latinorum, Kalendarium Romanum et Graecum Cum Libello De Annis, Mensibus

      Lugduni Batavorum: Hackium, Boutesteyn, Vivie, Vander AA, & Lucthmans, 1696 Two volumes bound in one of this first collected edition of Giraldi&#39;s works; (20) + 772 + (26) + 928 + (30) pages Index Rerum et Verborum + (1) page Catalogus Amicorum Lilii, Quorum Meminit in epistola Direptionis Urbanae...; paginated in two columns, except for the &#39;Varia&#39; section; collated complete; text printed double-column; engraved illustrated frontispiece + 7 full page and 2 double-page plates, beautifully accomplished by Avele after Botard, superb engravers&#39; work, with full and lively compositions, realistically posed and drawn with action; title page with publishers&#39; woodcut ornament and printed in red and black; the text with title and endpiece ornamentation and initial ornamentation as well, nicely printed and with good wide margins; 11th ed. Britannica cites Giraldi, Giglio Gregorio (Lilius Gregorius Gyraldus) 1470-1552 Italian scholar and poet, born at Ferrara, "...where he early distinguished himself by his talents and acquirements... he removed to Naples, hwere he lived on familiar terms with Jovianus Pontanus and Sannazaro; and subsequently to Lombardy, where he enjoyed the favour of the Mirandola family. At Miland in 1507 he studied Greek under Chalcondylas; and shortly afterwards, at Modena, he became tutor to Ercole (afterwards Cardinal) Rangone. About the year 1514 he removed to Rome, where, under Clement VII, he held the office of apostolic protonotary; but having in the sack of that city (1527) which almost coincided with the death of his patron Cardinal Rangone, lost all his property, he returned in poverty once more to Mirandola, whence again he was driven by the troubles consequent on the assassination of the reigning prince in 1533. The rest of his life was one long struggle with ill-health, poverty and neglect; and he is alluded to with sorrowful regret by Montaigne in one of his Essais (i. 34) as having, like Sebastian Castalio, ended his days in utter destitution. He died at Ferrara...a man of very extensive erudition; and numerous testimonies to his profundity and accuracy have been given both by contemporary and by later scholars. His Historia... marked a distinctly forward step in the systematic study of classical mythology; and by his treatises De Annis et Mensibus, and on the Calendarium..., he contributed to bring about the reform of the calendar, which was ultimately effected by Pope Gregory XIII...Giraldi was also an elegant Latin poet."; approximately 15" tall by 10"; bound in full, probably contemporary leather; seven raised spine bands, gilt floral roll tool rectangles with fruit & leafy spray devices at corner of inner box surrounding a heavily-impressed and complex gilt central device with heroic figure surrounded by winged angel figures & cherubs, figure holding a spear and a book, shield below with cross device and the motto Sic Itur Ad Astra (onward to the heavens); all edges tinted red; spine leather covering 1/3 gone, very charred and worn; both boards still attached and the binding firm; first leaves a bit maladjusted at the inner margin, from the heaviness of the binding pulling at them; text block with some spotting and darkening, section at back with old bit of creasing at top corners; nevertheless, mostly very fresh and clean, free from markings or wear; in good condition and worthy of a rebacking or rebinding.. First Edition. Leather Binding. Good.

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        Relations de divers voyages curieux, qui nont point este publiees

      A very complete copy, with a distinguished Provenance. 1696. Paris. Thomas Moette. Two volumes in folio (350 mm x 218 mm). A very difficult and tricky collation, available upon request, but more complete than most copies, as mentioned by Brunet (including the parts that would integrate the fifth part never published and the rare fragments, see collation for details). Contemporary calf, boards with gilt fillet and centre with arms of the Lindesiana; neatly and tastefully rebacked to style, with raised bands, tooled and lettered in gilt. Foxing spots and toning throughout, heavier to places, occasional soiling; folding maps generally in excellent condition but with a few tears here and there. Amongst travel collections, Thevenot?s occupies a distinguished place, being one of the most complete and lavishly produced; its scope includes Africa, the Far East, South East Asia, America, amongst other places. The relation on Australia is certainly one of the most significant and primary sources of information on the Island. The collection is also of great American interest; it contains Palafox?s study on the natives, Acarette du Biscay?s relation of La Plata and Gage?s relation, which includes an important passage on Mexico, and is profusely illustrated. Asia and Africa are also well represented here, with actually more than half of the first volume being dedicated to it. Possibly the most important relation is that of Abel Tasman. The illustration is composed of maps, views and plates; the maps includes East Africa, the Indies, China, Hindustan, the Tasman map of Australia in its second issue ?with rhumb lines- and several others; the plates show costumes, plants, architecture and such. The Tasman map is a cornerstone of Australian cartography, both as the earliest obtainable map of the region as well as the predominant depiction from which the World would know the Island for about a century. The importance of this map, thus, can hardly be overstated. An exceedingly difficult book to collate, ?Bibliographers have expended great pains on the collation of the Thevenot collection? (Catalogue of the John Carter Brown Library, vol. III, 102); ?Collection interessante, don?t il est difficile de trouver des exemplaires complets? (Brunet). Thevenot?s collection was published in parts and over roughly 10 years, thus almost no copy is alike another. The first part went to the printer in 1663, the second and third in 1666 and the fourth 1672, a fifth part was being prepared when death found Thevenot before completion. Sabin?s note is very enlightening regarding this issue ?It will be understood from this that there really was only one edition of Thévenot, and as that edition was completed only in 1696, the issue bearing that year on its general title-page is ordinarily regarded as the standard for collation.? This collection has been collated against Brunet, for it appears the most comprehensive bibliography: ?The standard authority on the work as a whole is still the Mémoire sur la Collection des grands et petits Voyages, et sur la Collection des Voyages de Melchisedech Thevenot, by A G. Camus, Paris, 1802. Brunet gave a collation in which he added two pieces not recorded by Camus.? (JCBL). First volume: [First part] title; 5 ff. + folding plate (pyramid) + xxv (verso of xxv with plate) [Description des pyramides d? Egypte] + 1 plate; 52 [Relation des Cosaques et des Tartares & Relation de la Colchide] + folding plan; 25 [Informatinone della Giorgia]; 17-29 & 36-40 (several foliation errors, complete); 1-12 + folding map of Indoustan [Relation du Mogol]; 80 [Memoires de Th. Rhoe]; 30 (errors in foliation, pages 7 & 8 are replaced by a double page map of Indoustan, as explained by Brunet); 24 [1-9 a Greek extract of Cosmas? voyage, 10 & 19-24 a description of the animals and plants of the Indies, badly foliated but complete, as explained by Brunet]; folding map (Vera delineation Civitatis Bassora) + 2 plates with inscriptions; 35 (with plate on verso of pp. 35)[Relation du royaume de Golconda et journal de Floris]; 55 (erros in foliation) [Voyage de Bontekoe] + large folding map of Hollandia Nova; [Second part] title (dated 1672) + 5 ff. 20 [Remontrance de Peisart] + 60 (errors in foliation) + 4 folding plates; folding map + 128 [Memoire du voyage aux Indes Orientales, par Beaulieu]; folding map of the Indies + folding plate + 40 [Relation des Isles Philippines];16 [Also on the Philippines]; 48 (pp. 45/46 replaced by a plate ?Maniere de faire la justice au Japon, as noted by Brunet, complete); 4 [Decouverte de la decouverte de la terre d? Eso]; missing the map of Pegu and Japan; 30 [Briefve relation de la Chine &  Flora Sinensis, by Michel Boym] + 5 plates of plants (3 folding). Second volume: [Third Part] title (dated 1696); 5 ff.; 31-68 [Voyage des ambassadeurs de la Compagnie-Hollandoise] + 4 plates & folding map; 28 [Route des Hollandois a Peking, Brunet explains how the map to illustrate this part is bound in the preceding part, as in this copy]; 221 (numerous errors in foliation, but complete, Brunet mentions 216) & folding map of China; 12 [Rapport des directeurs de la Compagnie Hollandoise]; [Fourth part] title + 1 ff.; 14 [L? Indien, Palafox]; 24 [Voyage dans la Riviere de la Plate]; 24 [Grueber, with Chinese alphabet, verso of pp. 23 a plate]; 23 [Grueber, same as before in French]; 24 [Sinarum Scientia politico-moralis], dated 1672]; 16 [Histoire de la Haute Ethiopie] + map and plate; 4 [Remarques sur la relation d? Ethiopie]; 16 [Relation de Lobo de l?empire des Abyssins, with a plate bound along with the Ethiopia map]; 8 [Decouverte de quelques pays]; 4 [Relation du voyage du Sayd]; title [Histoire de L? Empire Mexicain, dated 1696 and mentioning Moette, some copies, without date, mention Cramoisy, Palau never saw this variant] + 58 (46 plates); 40 [Relation du Mexique by Gage]. Here ends the Fourth Part. This copy contains several other relations, which are often lacking ?On doit trouver, a la suite de cette 4 partie, les pieces suivantes, qui manquent en totalite ou en partie dans beaucoup d? exemplaires? (Brunet): 4 [Voyage d?Abel Tasman]; 12 [Instruction sur les vents entre les Pays-Bas et l? ile de Java]; 16 [Ambassade de S?chahrok]; 16 [L? Asie de Barros]; 76 [Synopsis chronologique Monarchiae Sinicae]; 2 ff. [Relation des Chretiens de Saint-Jean]; 18 [Voyage de la Tercere de Chaste]; 34 (i.e. 32) [Elementa linguae Tartaricae]; includes the very rare fragments: the Spanish on the Salomon Islands pp. 5-16 and the Asganii Sassonii pp.17-48; as mentioned in Brunet (the complete relations were not included), who also says that fragments usually lack in their entirety. Bibliotheca Lindesiana IV, 8830- 8840. Brunet, Manuel du Libraire et de L? Amateur de Livres, V, pp. 810-13. Palau, 331563.

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        Prince Arthur. An Heroick Poem. In Ten Books

      Awnsham & John Churchill London: Awnsham & John Churchill, 1696. Third edition, corrected. Hardcover. Very good. Small folio. The third edition, corrected, to which is added an Index explaining the names of countries, cities, rivers, etc. (20),296,(4)pp. Errata description on final text page. Contemporary full calf tooled in a Cambridge design. Spine in six compartments with raised bands; red leather lettering label, gilt. Armorial bookplate. Hinges and spine tip neatly and nearly invisibly mended, light wear and soiling else a very good copy in contemporary binding. 'Prince Arthur' opens with Arthur's return to Britain to reclaim the crown, and culminates with the final single battle between Tollo and Arthur for control of the kingdom. Taken from Geoffrey of Monmouth, and modelled stylistically on Virgil ('I sing the Briton and his Righteous Arms'), Prince Arthur was a great favorite of King William. Wing B3082. See Lowndes 211. ESTC R11096.

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        The Tryal and Condemnation of Sir John Friend . . . For Conspiring to Raise Rebellion in These Kingdoms . . . Who upon full Evidence was found Guilty of High-Treason, at the Sessions-House in the Old Bayly [etc.]

      The penultimate instance under English law (the last the next day) in which a defendant was charged with treason and hanged without benefit of counsel, Friend arraigned just two days before Parliament enacted enabling legislation. A good copy, in a modern 1/4 calf gilt over marbled boards. Printed for Brabazon Aylmer, at the Three Pigeons [etc.], London, 1696.

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        THESAURUS BRANDENBURGICUS SELECTUS. Sive Gemmarum et Numismatum Græcorum, in Cimeliarchio Electorali Brandenburgico, Elegantiorum Series, Commentario Illustratæ a L. Begero, Serenissimi Electoris Brandenburgici Consiliario Ab Antiqvitatibus et Bibliotheca.

      In folio (mm. 418x264), 3 voll., cartonato rustico coevo, tit. ms. al dorso, così suddivisi: 1° vol.: 9 cc.nn., 524 pp.num. (l?Indice, di 21 cc., è nel vol. III); 2° vol. ?Thesauri electoralis Brandenburgici continuatio: sive Numismatum Romanorum..?: 8 cc.nn., 525-870 pp.num., 16 cc.nn. (di Indice); 3° vol.: ?.. Antiquorum Numismatum et Gemmarum.. Rariora ut & Supellectilem Antiquariam Uberrimam.. quorum pleraque cum Museo Belloriano..?: 7 cc.nn., 472 pp.num., 16 cc.nn. L?opera è magnificamente illustrata da: 3 antiporte (la prima firmata: A. Terwesten inv: C.F. Blesendorff f.), 3 splendide vignette ai tre frontespizi calcografici, testate, grandi capilett. figur., finali e numerosissime figure nel t., oltre a 1 tav. ripieg. ?Kunstkammer? (nel 1° vol.) e 43 tavv. f.t. (nel 3° vol.), tutte inc. su rame. Le bellissime tavole raffigurano monete greche, romane ?tam consularium quam imperatoriorum?, gemme, medaglie; busti, statue, bassorilievi di varie divinità greche, romane ed egiziane; le più svariate opere di antiquaria: simulacri, sarcofagi, sfingi, animali sacri, are, anfore, vasi, urne, insegne, gioielli, falli, lucerne, ecc. "Mancano 2 tavv.": il ritratto di Federico III (al 1° vol.) - la ?Wunderkamer? (al 2° vol.) - l?ultima c.b. (al vol. 1°). "Edizione originale", da molti considerata fra le più importanti opere tedesche sull?arte classica, prima di Winckelmann. Cfr. Cicognara,2757: ?Le tavole sono di accurata esecuzione. L?opera è grandiosa e dottissima, e forse la più copiosa fra quelle che sono illustrate? - Choix de Olschki,IX,12882 (che offre solo il primo vol.): ?Bel ouvrage. Les belles figures sont gravées par C.F. Blesendorff? - Dekesel ?Bibliotheca Nummaria II?, B. 70. Nel ns. esempl., marginoso con barbe, un vol. è brunito e uno con uniformi arross. più o meno pesanti interc. nel t., entrambi con alone marginale; uno (il 2°) è ben conservato. "Laurent Beger (Heidelberg 1653 - Berlin 1705), n?étant encore agé que de vingt-quatre ans, fut choisi par Charles-Louis, électeur palatin, pour etre bibliothécaire et garde des antiquités du cabinet de ce prince. Il eut cette double place jusqu?en 1685. Alors Frédéric-Guillaume, électeur de Brandebourg, s?attacha Beger, et lui donna le titre de conseiller. Beger fut membre de la Société de Berlin dès la formation de cette compagnie. Il est l?auteur de nombreux et importants ouvrages numismatiques et d?antiquaria". Cfr. Biographie Universelle,IV, p. 53. .

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        [Greek text]. Pausaniae Graeciae Descriptio accurata, qua Lector ceu manu per eam regionem.

      Lipsiæ (Leipzig), 1696. Folio. Cont. full calf w. 6 raised bands on back. Back richly gilt. Gilt title-label on back. Edges of boards gilt. Smaller pieces of leather are missing on back board. Back w. some wear. Capitals worn and lower back hinge a bit cracked. Title-page printed in red and black, engraved title-vignette. Very sound and internally near mint.. A fine edition and an estimated translation of Pausanias main work. The work is yielded as the very best Pausanias-edition and is renowned for its elegance and usefulness. "Édition estimée" (Brunet IV,455). "This is emphatically and justly called "edit. opt." of Pausanias. It is a very elegant and useful work, containing the most valuable parts of preceding editions, and having the advantage of being divided into chapters, with the arguments prefixed to each book, and the notes of Xylander and Sylburgius accompanying each page; it also contains the preface of the Hanover and Franckfort editions: the Greek text is given with great purity by Kühnius, to which are added his valuable and learned notes... The work is becoming scarce, and copies sell at a high price." (Dibdin II:272-73). Brunet IV pp. 455

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        Theatrum botanicum. das ist: neu vollkommenes kraeuter-buch/ worinnen allerhand erdgewaechse der baeumen/ stauden und kraeutern/ welche in allen vier theilen der welt/

      sonderlich aber in Europa herfür kommen/ neben ihren sonderbahren Eigenschaften... Auch mit schoenen/ theils neuen figuren gezieret... Basel, Jacob Bertsche, 1696. Folio (355 x 220mm). pp. (10), 995, (53), with engraved frontispiece, 1 folding engraved portrait of Zwinger and about 1200 woodcuts in the text. Contemporary vellum (old repair to hinges). First edition. Rare German herbal of which the second edition of 1744 seems to be more common than the present first editon. The work is largely based on Mattioli and is illustrated with the Gesner/ Camerarius woodcuts, which were used for several of the Mattioli editions. Theodor Zwinger (1658-1724) was professor of physics and botany at Basel and 'was most successful as a practioner and had a large number of patients. He was a man of great learning and sound scholarship...' (Ferguson II, p. 576). A fine large copy. Nissen BBI, 1311; Pritzel 10532.

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      Kiøbenhafn, Joh. Jacob Bornheinrich, 1696. Upag. Indb. helpergament over træ.. Udkommet første gang 1689. (Bibl. Dan. II) Bogen hænger pænt sammen men er præget af brug gennem tiden. De sidste par friblade noget forrevne.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Analysin magni problematis isoperimetrici in actis erud. Lips. m. Maj. 1697 pag. 214 propositi ... sub praesidio Jacobi Bernoulli... publice defendendam suscipit Joh. Jacobus Episcopius.Basel: Typis Joh. Conradi à Mechel, 1701.

      Very rare first separate edition of Bernoulli's solution of the isoperimetric problem, which represents the beginnings of the calculus of variations, later to be developed extensively by Euler and Lagrange.<br/><br/> In 1696 Johann Bernoulli had posed as a challenge to the mathematicians of Europe the problem of finding the curve of quickest descent, the so-called brachistochrone. Solutions were given by L'Hospital, Leibniz, Newton, and by Johann's brother Jakob in the May 1697 issue of Acta Eruditorum, At the end of this memoir Jakob raised the isoperimetric problem as a challenge to his readers, but especially to Johann (he even offered Johann a prize of 50 silver ecus for a satisfactory solution within three months). The isoperimetric problem asks for the curve of a given length joining two fixed points in the plane for which a certain integral is a maximum (a special case would be to maximize the area contained between the curve and the straight line joining the two points). "Johann underestimated the complexity of this problem by failing to perceive its variational character; and he furnished an incomplete solution... and thereby brought upon himself the merciless criticism of his brother. This was the beginning of alienation and open discord between the brothers - and also the birth of the calculus of variations. A comparison of Jakob's solution [in the offered work] with Johann's analysis of the problem... clearly shows Johann's to be inferior. Nevertheless, Jakob was not able to enjoy his triumph, since - for reasons that remain mysterious - the sealed envelope containing Johann's solution was not opened by the [Paris] Academy until 17 April 1706, the year following Jakob's death" (DSB, under Johann Bernoulli). After solving the isoperimetric problem, "Jakob was able to furnish the proof [also contained in the offered work], which Johann and Leibniz had been seeking in vain, that the inexpansible and homogeneous catenary is the curve of deepest center of gravity between the points of suspension" (ibid., under Jakob Bernoulli).<br/><br/> This separate edition was published in March 1701, two months before its appearance in the May 1701 issue of Acta Eruditorum. It was dedicated to L'Hospital, Leibniz, Newton and Fatio de Duillier. <br/><br/> OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide, none in America.. 4to: 179 x 150 mm. Pp. 18,(2). Old limp vellum, end papers renewed, fine and clean. Small tape repair to page 18

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        1. Johann: Supplementum defectus geometria cartesianae circa inventionem locorum; 2. Leibniz: Communicatio suae pariter, duarumque alienarum ad edendum sibi primum a Dn. Joh. Bernoullio; 3. Johann: Curvatura radii in diaphanis non uniformibus, ... ; 4. Jakob: Solutioproblematum fraternorum, ... ; 5. L'Hospital: Solutio problematis de linea celerrimi descensus; 6. Tschirnhaus: De methodo universalia theoremata eruendi, ... ; 7. Newton: Epistola missa ad praenobilem virum D. Carolum Mountague ...The Brachistochrone Problem. Leipzig: Gross & Fritsch, 1696-1697. First edition.

      In the June issue of Acta Eruditorum for the year 1696 Johann Bernoulli published a paper in which he presented a challenge to the best mathematicians:<br/><br/> <i>"Let two points A and B be given in a vertical plane. To find the curve that a point M, moving on a path AMB , must follow such that, starting from A, it reaches B in the shortest time under its own gravity."</i><br/><br/> Johann adds that this curve is not a straight line, but a curve well known to geometers, and that he will indicate that curve, if nobody would do so that year. Later that year Johann corresponded directly with Leibniz regarding his challenge. Leibniz solved the problem the same day he received notice of it, and almost correctly predicted a total of only five solutions: from the two Bernoullis, himself, L'Hospital, and Newton. Leibniz was convinced that the problem could only be solved by a mathematician who mastered the new field of calculus. (Galileo had formulated and given an incorrect solution to the problem in his <i>Dialogo</i>). <br/><br/> But by the end of the year Johann had still not received any other solutions. However, Leibniz convinced Johann that he should extend the deadline to Easter and that he should republish the problem. Johann now had copies of the problem sent to <i>Journal des sçavans</i>, the Philosophical Transactions, and directly to Newton. Earlier that year Johann had accused Newton for having filched from Leibniz' papers. Manifestly, both Johann and Leibniz interpreted the silence from June to December as a demonstration that the problem had baffled Newton. They intended now to demonstrate their superiority publicly. <br/><br/> But Newton sent a letter dated Jan. 30 1697 to Charles Montague, then president of the Royal Society, in which he gave his solution and mentioned that he had solved it the same day that he received it. Montague had Newton's solution published anonymously in the Philosophical Transactions. However, when Bernoulli saw this solution he realized from the authority which it displayed that it could only have come from Newton (Bernoulli later remarked that he 'recognized the lion by its claw'). <br/><br/> During the fall of 1697 Bernoulli further received solutions from his brother Jakob, L'Hospital and Tschirnhaus. In the May issue of <i>Acta Eruditorum</i> Bernoulli published these different solutions together with his own, and revealed to the learned world that the sought curve, which he called a brachistochrone, is a cycloid. Among the solutions the two by the Bernoulli brothers were of particular importance. Johann had ingeniously reformulated the challenge as a problem belonging to optics, i.e., the bending of a light ray through a transparent nonuniform media, and applied Fermat's principle of least time. He thus demonstrated the fundamental parallel between geometric optics and point mechanics, which would lead to the work of W.R. Hamilton in the 1830's. The solution by Jokab also contains a general principle, namely, that a curve which constitutes a maximum or minimum as a whole must also possess this property in the infinitesimal - the fundamental principle of the calculus of variations.. In: Acta Eruditorum, vol. 15 and 16: no.1 in 15:264-69, 1 plate; no. 2 in 16:201-5, 1 plate; no. 3 in 16: 206-11; no. 4 in 16:211-17; no. 5 in 16: 217-20; no. 6 in 16: 220-23; no. 7 in 16: 223-24. The two entire volumes offered. 4to: 208x170 mm. Two volumes in uniform contemporary vellum. pp [2] 604 and 9 plates; [8] 594 and 8 plates. Some heavy worming to pp 324-42 and plate vi of volume 15 (which is not part of any of the above mentioned articles). Some toning throughout as usual with the Acta. In all a very good set

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        Opera Omnia duobus tomis distincta

      Lugduni Batavorum Leiden: Hackius et al 1696 Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: Hackius, et al, 1696. First collected edition. Two volumes in one vols., Folio. Engraved title page, 2 double-page and 6 full-page engraved plates. Contemporary vellum with central gilt-stamped arms on upper cover. Superb copy . Giraldi, Giglio Gregorio (Lilius Gregorius Gyraldus) 1470-1552) was an Italian scholar and poet, born at Ferrara, "where he early distinguished himself by his talents and acquirements. he removed to Naples, hwere he lived on familiar terms with Jovianus Pontanus and Sannazaro; and subsequently to Lombardy, where he enjoyed the favour of the Mirandola family. At Miland in 1507 he studied Greek under Chalcondylas; and shortly afterwards, at Modena, he became tutor to Ercole (afterwards Cardinal) Rangone. About the year 1514 he removed to Rome, where, under Clement VII, he held the office of apostolic protonotary; but having in the sack of that city (1527) which almost coincided with the death of his patron Cardinal Rangone, lost all his property, he returned in poverty once more to Mirandola, whence again he was driven by the troubles consequent on the assassination of the reigning prince in 1533. The rest of his life was one long struggle with ill-health, poverty and neglect; and he is alluded to with sorrowful regret by Montaigne in one of his Essais (i. 34) as having, like Sebastian Castalio, ended his days in utter destitution. He died at Ferrara a man of very extensive erudition; and numerous testimonies to his profundity and accuracy have been given both by contemporary and by later scholars. His HISTORIA marked a distinctly forward step in the systematic study of classical mythology; and by his treatises DE ANNIS ET MENSIBUS, and on the CALENDARIUM., he contributed to bring about the reform of the calendar, which was ultimately effected by Pope Gregory XIII. Giraldi was also an elegant Latin poet" (Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th ed.)

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        Thesaurus eruditionis scholasticæ: Sive Supellex instructissima vocum, verborum, ac locutionum: tum rerum, sententiarum, adagiorum ac exemplorum... Jam olim post aliorum operas Per Augustum Buchnerum Recensitus & emendatus... Novam hanc editionem... Christophorus Cellarius...

      Thomas Fritsch, Leipzig 1696. Small folio. Titlepage in red and black. (6)+1303+(146) pages. Contemporary vellum. Bookplate on front pastedown. Well-preserved copy.. Not registered by Brunet. The first edition of this magnificent Latin encyclopedia came in 1571. This edition has German index

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        Isole della Dalmatia Divise Ne Suoi Contadi Parte Occidentale

      Vincenzo Coronelli Venice: Vincenzo Coronelli, 1696. unbound. very good(+). Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 17 5/8" x 23.75". Beautiful double page map of Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast. Shows place names, topographical and geographical details, coats of arms and historical political boundaries. Features an extravagant cartouche of two figures, one royal and the other religious, drawn by cherubs, horses, mermaids and mermen in a beautiful side wheel boat. Historical and chronology notes on either side. Italian text on verso. In excellent condition. Published by Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718), a Venetian map and globe maker. He obtained his Doctor of Theology in 1673 in Rome and became the cosmographer to the Republic of Venice in 1684.

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