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        Oeuvres... avec des eclaircissemens historiques, donnez par lui-meme. nouvelle edition, revue, corrigee et augmentee de diverses remarques enrichie de figures gravees par bernard picard. a amsterdam, chez david mortier, 1718.

      Due volumi in-folio (cm. 38), pp. (4) xviii (4) 450; (4) vii (1) 370 (22). Entrambi i frontespizi in rosso e nero, antiporta allegorica al primo volume, ritratto ripiegato della Principessa di Galles, ulteriore frontespizio figurato e 6 belle tavole fuori testo corrispondenti a ""Le Lutrin"". Il testo è inoltre decorato da molti capolettera, grandi finali, le carte sono interamente incorniciate da un'elegante greca. Esemplare internamente genuino e ben conservato con solo qualche leggera arrossatutra. Legatura coeva in piena pelle con dorsi a nervi e tagli colorati. Piatti un po' lisi e dorsi con mancanze (da restaurare). Stimata edizione, assai celebrata dalle bibliografie specializzate.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Freundlicher Wett-Streit der Französischen, Holländischen und Teutschen Krieges-Bau-Kunst, worinnen die Befestigungs-Manier des Hrn. von Vauban ... die beste Manier des Hrn. von Coehoorn und zweyerley Vorstellungen der von L.C. Sturm publicirten und nach des weit-berühmten Hrn. George Rimplers Maximen eingerichteten Manier. In achtzehen accuraten Rissen mit allen nöthigen Umständen vor Augen geleget. Nach den Bau-Kosten und Raum durch einen ausführlichen Calculum überschlagen. Und gantz unparthenisch gegen einander in Bergleichung gestellet werden.

      Mit 19 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 5 Bl., 66 S. - Angebunden: ders., Architectura civili-militaris. Oder: Vollständige Anweisung, Stadt-Thore, Brucken, Zeug-Häuser, Kasematten ... behörig anzugeben. Augsburg, Wolff, 1719. Mit 19 gefalt. Kupfertafeln und einigen Textholzschnitten. 42 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Folio. 34,5 x 22 cm. Zu 1: Ornamentstichkat. 3537; Jähns 1709; Jordan 3678. - Erste Ausgabe. - Architektur- wie militärhistorisch interessanter Vergleich der Festungsbauprinzipien von Vauban (Feste Neu-Breisach), Coehoorn u. Sturm/Rimpler. Die Tafeln mit Befestigungsanlagen. - "Der Apparat an Zahlen und schön gestochenen Kupfern ist bedeutend" (Jähns). - Name u. Stempel auf Vorsatz, Titel mit kl. Randausriss, teilw. leicht gebräunt, 2 Tafeln mit Einriss. - Zu 2: Ornamentstichkat. 1993, 12. - Etw. gebräunt, die letzten Tafeln mit kl. Wurmloch. - - - Berieben u. bestoßen, Deckel mit Bezugsfehlstellen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Voyages ... par la Moscovie, en Perse, et aux Indes Orientales

      Amsterdam: Chez les Freres Wetstein, 1718. 2 volumes, small folio. (13 x 8 inches). Half-title in volume II, titles printed in red and black. Vol 1: engraved portrait of the author by G. Valck after G. Kneller, engraved allegorical frontispiece by B. Picart, dedication with engraved headpiece, 3 engraved double-page maps, 111 engraved plates (numbered 1-110, plus 1 unnumbered) on 52 sheets (29 double-page, 7 folding), 24 engraved illustrations within the text (illustration on p. 164 pasted on slip as issued). Vol 2: 162 engraved plates (numbered 111-262, plus 10 unnumbered) on 56 sheets (33 double-page, 9 folding), 20 engraved illustrations within the text. (A few plates shaved at margin, some plates bound out of order). 18th-century calf, nicely rebacked retaining the original lettering pieces, spines in seven compartments with raised bands, lettering pieces in the second and third compartments, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt. First edition in French of Le Bruyn's important illustrated account of his voyage to Russia, Persia, India and Java. In his first expedition of 1674, Dutch traveller and painter Cornelius Le Bruyn remained in the Levant for seven years, travelling principally in Asia Minor, Syria, the Holy Land and Egypt. On his return, he published his Voyages au Levant, and encouraged by its success, undertook a second, more far-reaching expedition. "In 1701, Le Bruyn started on the second of his journeys taking a ship to the country of the Samoyeds ... and then proceeding to Moscow. Travelling by way of Asia Minor, he arrived in Persia where he remained for the years 1704-05. Leaving Persia he proceeded [by ship] to India [stopping at Cochin], Ceylon and the East Indies [i.e. Batavia]. He returned by much the same route, residing in Persia between 1706 and 1707 and describing the ruins of Persepolis and Pasargades" (Howgego). The numerous finely engraved illustrations include large folding panoramas of Moscow and Isfahan, views of Astrakhan, and the antiquities at Persepolis and many of the forts encountered on his journey, as well as portraits of native peoples, and depictions of the flora, fish, birds, animals etc.Of particular note are Le Bruyn's description and images of the Samoyeds and their country, among the earliest for the region. Le Bruyn also gives an account of an encounter with William Dampier in Batavia, and describes the route taken by Everard Ysbrants Ides, the Danish Russian ambassador to China. Brunet III:911 (calls for 262 plates based on the numbering of the plate list which does not include the unnumbered plates); Chadenat II, 5085; Chahine 2078; Cohen-de Ricci 610; Lipperheide Kaa 6 (calls for 128 plates and 45 engraved illustrations); Howgego B177.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books ]
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