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         Bavariae pars inferior.

      Artist: Homann Johann Babtiste ca ; issued in: Nuremberg; date: ca1720 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 49 x 57; - description: map of Lower Bavaria; - vita of the artist: Johann Babtiste Homann (1664-1724), Nuremberg, was born in Oberkammlach, the Electorate of Bavaria. Although educated at a Jesuit school, and preparing for an ecclesiastical career, he eventually converted to Protestantism and from 1687 worked as a civil law notary in Nuremberg. He soon turned to engraving and cartography; in 1702 he founded his own publishing house.Homann acquired renown as a leading German cartographer, and in 1715 was appointed Imperial Geographer by Emperor Charles VI. Giving such privileges to individuals was an added right that the Holy Roman Emperor enjoyed. In the same year he was also named a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. Of particular significance to cartography were the imperial printing privileges (Latin: privilegia impressoria). These protected for a time the authors in all scientific fields such as printers, copper engravers, map makers and publishers. They were also very important as a recommendation for potential customers.In 1716 Homann published his masterpiece Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt (Grand Atlas of all the World). Numerous maps were drawn up in cooperation with the engraver Christoph Weigel the Elder, who also published Siebmachers Wappenbuch.Homann died in Nuremberg. He was succeeded by the Homann heirs company, which was in business until 1848. The company was known as Homann Erben, Homanniani Heredes, or Heritiers de Homann abroad.

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         Regio Canaan . hodie Terra Sancta vocat

      Artist: Seutter Matthias ca ; issued in: Augsburg; date: ca1720 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 50 x 57; - description: Decorative map of the Holy Land.; - vita of the artist: Matthias Seutter (1678- 1757) Augsburg was the son of a goldsmith in Augsburg. In 1697, Seutter began his studies in Nuremberg and subsequently worked in the publishing house of Jeremias Wolff in Augsburg. In 1710, he established his own publishing house and print shop. The Seutter publishing house produced a great number of maps, atlases, and globes. However, very few original maps were printed there, as Augsburg at that time had no university and no connection to the fields of mathematics or the natural sciences. Seutter therefore copied the work of other cartographers, making his own engravings based on their models. Over 500 maps were produced in his studio. Seutter's most well-known works are the 1725 "Geographical Atlas or an Accurate Depiction of the Whole World" ("Atlas Geographicus oder Accurate Vorstellung der ganzen Welt") with 46 maps, the 1734 "Large Atlas" ("Grosser Atlas") with 131 maps, and the 1744 pocket atlas "Small Atlas" ("Atlas minor") with 64 maps. Matthäus Seutter died in 1757. Seutter's son Albrecht Karl, his son-in-law Conrad Tobias Lotter, and his business partner Johann Michael Probst ran the printing business for five more years.

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         Hugonis Grotii De jure belli ac pacis libri tres in quibus jus naturae & gentium item Juris publici praecipua explicantur. Cum annotatis auctoris ejusdemque dissertatione De mari libero ac libello singulari De aequitate indulgentia & facilitate nec non Joann. Frid. Gronovii V.C. notis in totum opus de jure belli ac pacis. Editionem omnium . emendatissimam. notulas denique addidit Joannes Barbeyrac .

      Apud Janssonio-Waesbergios, Amstelaedami 1720 - Qualche abrasione ai piatti, bruniture delle pagine; nel complesso buono stato di conservazione generale Tavola di antiporta raffigurante un'immagine allegorica. Frontespizio a caratteri neri e rossi, capilettera ornati. Opera fondamentale per la dottrina giusnaturalista. (26) + XXXV + (5) + 936 + 43 + (83) + 1 tav. p. 200x130 mm

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         Africæ Tabula.

      1720 - Nuremberg, c.1720. Original wash colour. 280 x 340mm. Centerfold reinforced on verso A reduction of Homann's map of Africa from Koeler's 'Atlas Manualis', with a decorative title cartouche of natives, elephants, lions and other animals. The source of the Nile is shown emanating from the Ptolemaic lakes of "Zaflan" and" Zaire" south of the equator.

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         Ichnographia Antverpiae

      Artist: Weigel Christoph ca ; issued in: Nuremberg; date: ca1720 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Some restorationa at upper centerfold; - size (in cm): 32 x 41; - description: Map depicts the city of Antwerp with a ctiy- and an environment map with a desription of all important buildings and places. Decorative ships on the river Schelde, showing the importance of the city. Antwerp was the richest city in Europe at this time. Antwerp's golden age is tightly linked to the Age of Exploration. During the first half of the 16th century Antwerp grew to become the second-largest European city north of the Alps.; - vita of the artist: Johann Christoph Weigel (1654-1725), known as Christoph Weigel the Elder ,was a German engraver, art dealer and publisher. He was born at Redwitz, Free imperial city of Eger in Egerland, and died in Nuremberg.

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         Plan de L Histoire universelle, ou l on voit les quatre Monarchies du Monde et tous les anciens Etats

      Artist: Chatelain Henri Abraham ca ; issued in: Paris; date: ca1720 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 33 x 43,5; - description: Map shows the old world and in seperate map America, with 7 representations of the wonders of the world; - vita of the artist: Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684 - 1743) was a Huguenot pastor of Parisian origins. He lived consecutively in Paris, St. Martins, London (c. 1710), The Hague (c. 1721) and Amsterdam (c. 1728). He is best known as a Dutch cartographer and more specifically for his cartographic contribution in the seminal seven volume Atlas Historique, published in Amsterdam between 1705 and 1720. Innovative for its time, the Atlas Historique combined fine engraving and artwork with scholarly studies of geography, history, ethnology, heraldry, and cosmography. Some scholarship suggests that the Atlas Historique was not exclusively compiled by Henri Chatelain, as is commonly believed, but rather was a family enterprise involving Henri, his father Zacharie and his brother, also Zacharie.

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         MANUSCRIPT LETTER, SIGNED, BY JOHN LAW, ORIGINATOR OF THE "MISSISSIPPI BUBBLE," CONCERNING THE ALTERATIONS IN VALUE OF FRENCH COINAGE IN 1720].

      Paris. March 6, 1720. - [3]pp., on a bifolium, plus additional [2]pp. manuscript letter and 8pp. printed document. Light wear at edges. Slight ink bleed through, light tanning. Very good. In French. A fascinating letter by John Law, the Scottish economist who believed that money was only a means of exchange that did not constitute wealth in itself, but that national wealth depended on trade, and originator of major economic ideas such as "The Scarcity Theory of Value" and the "Real Bills Doctrine." His theories led to him being given oversight of monetary policy in France by the regent Philippe D'Orléans after 1716, and then being named the Controller General of Finances in 1720, during which time he oversaw the spectacular rise and collapse of the Compagnie d'Occident. The so-called Mississippi Company monopoly, along with the South Sea Bubble, became one of the mythical early bubbles. Early investors in the company became near- instant millionaires (indeed, the word 'millionaire' originated from Mississippi Company traders), and by January 1720 prices were rising by 23% per month. The bubble popped in May 1720, leaving riots in its wake. "A general bank was established in May 1716 at Law's prompting. This was followed on 21 August 1717 by the Company of the West (Compagnie d'Occident) which had exclusive rights to exploit the French colony in Louisiana (hence the title Mississippi Company and, later, Mississippi System or, simply, the system for Law's whole enterprise). On 4 December 1718 the General Bank (Banque Générale) was renamed a royal bank (banque royale). Gradually, from August to October 1719, the Banque Royale came to assume control of the entire revenue-raising system of the French crown, for both direct and indirect taxes. "In the course of April and May 1720 he was effectively chief minister and minister of finance, a sort of latter-day Cardinal Mazarin and Nicolas Fouquet combined; but on 27 May, the first crisis of his ‘financial system’, he was temporarily dismissed from office and threatened with imprisonment in the Bastille in Paris. Yet the eclipse was only brief: he returned to office on 2 June with the additional responsibilities of the superintendence of French commerce, the director- generalship of the Banque Royale, and a councillorship of state with a seat in the council of regency. With the collapse of his system Law was forced to offer his resignation on 9 December 1720, and he went into exile abroad, first to the Austrian Netherlands on 17 or 18 December" - DNB. In the present letter, Law writes to an unnamed recipient on March 6,1720, to explain the changes in valuation of French coinage at the height of the bubble that his policies created. In translation, the letter reads, in part: "I am sending you copies of the decision of the council held the 5th of this month, of which I informed you in my letter yesterday, concerning the increase in orders in the price of gold and silver coins and metal, and the rebate of four sous per livre it grants to those who pay the duties subject to those four pence per pound in banknotes. And His Majesty is also willing to offer ten percent to those of his subjects who will pay in banknotes what they owe in per capita levy, poll tax, and other taxes that are not subject to the four pence per pound. But since this decision contains several additional important provisions concerning payments that can only be made or offered legally for sums of one hundred livres and above in banknotes, I feel I should add to my previous letter the comment that H[is] R[oyal] H[ighness] wants you to insure that all these provisions are strictly observed in a timely manner, as it is his intention that those who disobey them shall be dealt with harshly." Law's letter is accompanied by an official printing of the Arrest du Conseil that he discusses therein, as well as a 1719 letter from a promoter of the Mississippi Company named Vaslin to a Madame Lambert in Orleans concerning the investment of funds, recommen

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         [MANUSCRIPT LETTER, SIGNED, BY JOHN LAW, ORIGINATOR OF THE "MISSISSIPPI BUBBLE," CONCERNING THE ALTERATIONS IN VALUE OF FRENCH COINAGE IN 1720]

      Paris, 1720. [3]pp., on a bifolium, plus additional [2]pp. manuscript letter and 8pp. printed document. Light wear at edges. Slight ink bleed through, light tanning. Very good. In French. A fascinating letter by John Law, the Scottish economist who believed that money was only a means of exchange that did not constitute wealth in itself, but that national wealth depended on trade, and originator of major economic ideas such as "The Scarcity Theory of Value" and the "Real Bills Doctrine." His theories led to him being given oversight of monetary policy in France by the regent Philippe D'Orléans after 1716, and then being named the Controller General of Finances in 1720, during which time he oversaw the spectacular rise and collapse of the Compagnie d'Occident. The so-called Mississippi Company monopoly, along with the South Sea Bubble, became one of the mythical early bubbles. Early investors in the company became near- instant millionaires (indeed, the word 'millionaire' originated from Mississippi Company traders), and by January 1720 prices were rising by 23% per month. The bubble popped in May 1720, leaving riots in its wake. "A general bank was established in May 1716 at Law's prompting. This was followed on 21 August 1717 by the Company of the West (Compagnie d'Occident) which had exclusive rights to exploit the French colony in Louisiana (hence the title Mississippi Company and, later, Mississippi System or, simply, the system for Law's whole enterprise). On 4 December 1718 the General Bank (Banque Générale) was renamed a royal bank (banque royale). Gradually, from August to October 1719, the Banque Royale came to assume control of the entire revenue-raising system of the French crown, for both direct and indirect taxes.... "In the course of April and May 1720 he was effectively chief minister and minister of finance, a sort of latter-day Cardinal Mazarin and Nicolas Fouquet combined; but on 27 May, the first crisis of his 'financial system', he was temporarily dismissed from office and threatened with imprisonment in the Bastille in Paris. Yet the eclipse was only brief: he returned to office on 2 June with the additional responsibilities of the superintendence of French commerce, the director-generalship of the Banque Royale, and a councillorship of state with a seat in the council of regency. With the collapse of his system Law was forced to offer his resignation on 9 December 1720, and he went into exile abroad, first to the Austrian Netherlands on 17 or 18 December" - DNB. In the present letter, Law writes to an unnamed recipient on March 6,1720, to explain the changes in valuation of French coinage at the height of the bubble that his policies created. In translation, the letter reads, in part: "I am sending you copies of the decision of the council held the 5th of this month, of which I informed you in my letter yesterday, concerning the increase in orders in the price of gold and silver coins and metal, and the rebate of four sous per livre it grants to those who pay the duties subject to those four pence per pound in banknotes. And His Majesty is also willing to offer ten percent to those of his subjects who will pay in banknotes what they owe in per capita levy, poll tax, and other taxes that are not subject to the four pence per pound. But since this decision contains several additional important provisions concerning payments that can only be made or offered legally for sums of one hundred livres and above in banknotes, I feel I should add to my previous letter the comment that H[is] R[oyal] H[ighness] wants you to insure that all these provisions are strictly observed in a timely manner, as it is his intention that those who disobey them shall be dealt with harshly." Law's letter is accompanied by an official printing of the Arrest du Conseil that he discusses therein, as well as a 1719 letter from a promoter of the Mississippi Company named Vaslin to a Madame Lambert in Orleans concerning the investment of funds, recommending her purchase of land in Mississippi, and lauding the profits of Law's enterprise. An excellent document of Law's disastrous tenure in charge of French economic policy. DNB (online).

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         Mappe-Monde pour connoitre les progres & les conquestes les plus Remarquables des Provinces-Unies, Ainsy que celles des Compagnies d'Orient et.

      Artist: Chatelain Henri Abraham ca ; issued in: Amsterdam; date: ca1720 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Perfect condition; - size (in cm): 34 x 46,5; - description: Decorative map depicts the world in two Hemispheres and California as an island. Map with 3 cartouches and coat of arm.; - vita of the artist: Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684 - 1743) was a Huguenot pastor of Parisian origins. He lived consecutively in Paris, St. Martins, London (c. 1710), The Hague (c. 1721) and Amsterdam (c. 1728). He is best known as a Dutch cartographer and more specifically for his cartographic contribution in the seminal seven volume Atlas Historique, published in Amsterdam between 1705 and 1720. Innovative for its time, the Atlas Historique combined fine engraving and artwork with scholarly studies of geography, history, ethnology, heraldry, and cosmography. Some scholarship suggests that the Atlas Historique was not exclusively compiled by Henri Chatelain, as is commonly believed, but rather was a family enterprise involving Henri, his father Zacharie and his brother, also Zacharie.

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         A New Map of the World From the Latest Observations. Revis'd by I.Senex. Most humbly Inscribd to his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales.

      1720 - London, c.1720. Original outline colour with additions to the borders. 430 x 550mm. A double-hemisphere map of the world with four further spheres on different projections, an armillary sphere flanked by two figures (one being Hercules) and allegorical figures of the four continents around the title. On the map California is an island (although not on two of the smaller spheres), 'Jesso' is joined to mainland Asia, and Australia is joined to New Guinea via Carpentaria. Unusual features on this map are the faint outlines offering alternative coastlines around the countries furthest from Europe. The Longitude Act of 1714, in which a prize of £20,000 was offered for an accurate method of measuring longitude at sea, highlighted the fact that the exact locations of countries on the other side of the world had yet to be determined. This map displays an unusual admission of lack of certainty by a cartographer! Although this example is marked 'Revis'd' we have been unable to trace an earlier version. George was made Prince of Wales in 1714, and came to the throne of England in 1727 as George II.

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         Traité de l'autorité du Pape, dans lequel ses Droits sont établis & réduits à leurs justes bornes, & les Principes de Libertez de l'Eglise Gallicane justifiez.

      A La Haye, chez A. de Rogissart, 1720. In 16°, piena pelle tit. coeva, dorso con nervi, tit. in oro su tassello, 4 voll., pp: VIII-(12nn)-426-(18nn); (10nn)-339; (6nn)-236-(16nn); (6nn)-257-(23nn). Vignette inc. in rame ai quattro frontis. Edizione originale. L'A. (Reims 1692-1785) collaborò alla stesura dell'opera con i suoi due fratelli. Abrasioni e segni d'uso alle leg., alcune pp. interne uniformemente arrossate.

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         Regnum Salomonicum.

      Artist: Covens/ Mortier Jean/ Corneille ca ; issued in: Amsterdam; date: ca1720 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 40 x 53; - description: map of the kingdom of Salomon; - vita of the artist: Jean Covens und Corneille Mortier where brothers in law, who continued the bussines, founded of Pierre Mortier in 1685 in Amsterdam. They called it Covens & Mortier. They extended their buissines in buying the company of De Witt.

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         Carte de Moscovie

      Artist: L Isle de /Covens & Mortier Guillaume ca ; date: ca1720 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 98 x 65; - description: Map shows the western part of Russia with Byelorussia,Ukraine and the area of Moscow; - vita of the artist: Guillaume De L isle (1626- 1757) Paris, was a French cartographer known for his popular and accurate maps of Europe and the newly explored Americas and Africa. De L isle was admitted into the French Académie Royale des Sciences, an institution financed by the French state. After that date, he signed his maps with the title of ?Géographe de l?Académie? Five years later, he moved to the Quai de l?Horloge in Paris, a true publishing hub where his business prospered. De L isle?s ascension through the ranks culminated in 1718 when he received the title of Premier Géographe du Roi. His new office consisted in teaching geography to the Dauphin, King Louis XIV?s son, a task for which he received a salary. De L sle?s reputation as a man of science probably helped .This supports the claim of the historian Mary Sponberg Pedley, who says ?once authority was established, a geographer?s name might retain enough value to support two or three generations of mapmakers? In De L isle?s case, it could be said that his accomplishments surpassed his father?s. Up to that point, he had drawn maps not only of European countries, such as Italy, Spain, Germany, Great Britain, Poland, and regions such as the Duchy of Burgundy, but he had also contributed to the empire?s claims to recently explored continents of Africa and the Americas.Like many cartographers of these days, De L isle did not travel with the explorers and elaborated the maps mostly in his office. The quality of his maps depended on a solid network that would provide him first-hand information. Given the family?s reputation and his own, De L isle had access to fairly recent accounts of travellers who were coming back from the New World, which gave him an advantage over his competitors. Being a member of the Académie, he was also aware of recent discoveries, especially in astronomy and measurement. When he could not confirm the accuracy of his source, he would indicate it clearly on his maps. For instance, his Carte de la Louisiane shows a river that the baron of Lahontan claimed he discovered, but no one else could validate it, so Delisle warned the viewer that its actual existence was in doubt. De L isle 's search for exactitude and intellectual honesty entangled him in a legal dispute in 1700 with Jean-Baptiste Nolin, a fellow cartographer. Noticing Nolin had used details that were considered original from his Map of the World, De L isle dragged Nolin in court to prove his plagiarism. In the end, Delisle managed to convince the jury of scientists that Nolin only knew the old methods of cartography and therefore that he had stolen the information from his manuscript. Nolin's maps were confiscated and he was forced to pay the court costs.The scientificity of the work produced by the De L isle family contrasted with the workshop of Sanson. While Sanson knowingly published outdated facts and mistakes, De L isle strived to present up-to-date knowledge. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Codex Ferdinandeo-Leopoldino-Josephino-Carolinus: Pro Haereditario Regno Bohemiae, Ac incorporatis aliis Provinciis, utpote, Marchionatu Moraviae, Et Ducatu Silesiae: In welchem Verschiedene von Anno 1347. biß auf das 1719. Jahr Allergnädigst verliehene Respectivè Kayser- und Königliche Privilegia, und hierüber ertheilte Confirmationes, wie auch andere neue Concessiones; Nicht minder alle ergangene Sanctiones Pragmaticae, Declaratoriae & Rescripta, Königliche Stadthalterische, und von Hohen Obrigkeiten emanirte Patenten, und Decreten: Deßgleichen etwelche Extracten derer Land-Tags-Schlüssen, Hertzogliche Privilegia, Landes- und Executions-Ordnungen, Erb-Vereinigungen mit der Cron Böheim, wie auch noch viel andere sehr heilsame dieses Edlest

      Prag: Zu finden bey Conrad Mullem, Buchhändler 1720 - Pergament der Zeit, mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, auf 7 Bünde gebunden, dreiseitiger Farbschnitt, 10+732+34 Seiten, davon 10 Seiten Widmung an Graf Franz Joseph von Waldstein und 34seitiges Register, Titelseite mit Zweifarbendruck in rot und schwarz, mit einem Frontispiz, 23 x 33 cm, Deckel berieben und leicht verschmutzt, Satzspiegel von einigen Seiten altersbedingt leicht gebräunt, sonst unbeschädigt, altersbedingt perfekt erhalten, sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Virginia Marylandia et Carolina in America Septentrionali Britannirum industria excultae.

      1720 - Nuremberg, c.1720. Original colour. 495 x 585mm. The Eastern Seaboard from Long Island south to Cape Fear. This map appeared at a time of high emigration from Germany to the Americas: it has been suggested that the large title cartouche, showing an Indian trading with a European surrounded by the wealth of the Americas, was an attempt to persuade more of George I's German subjects to seek their fortunes in the New World.

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         Planiglobii terrestris cum utr. Hemisphaerio Caelesti generalis exhibitio.

      1720.

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         Regni Mexicani seu Novae Hispaniae.

      Homann 1720 - Homann Nurnberg c1720 original copper engraved map; old hand colouring; plate size 49 x 59 cm. fold as issued; paper evenly toned; some foxing; sizing streaks; plate slightly rubbed; small ink spot within image; hand written annotation on verso; o/w vg cond. Beautifully detailed map of Mexico, Florida, Louisiana, Central America and West Indies. The first map to accurately document the estuary of the Mississippi and the Great Lake region. Also shown are English and Spanish settlements along the East Coast and Texas respectively, and the shipping routes of the Spanish galleons. This map was first published in 1703 and is based on de l’Isle’s publication. Lovely cartouche; decorated with a indigenous scene of natives trading with the Europeans, and a naval battle in the lower left corner. [ref: 2680]

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         Ordines Sacri Romani Imp. ab Ottone III.

      1720 - Augsburg c1720 copper engraved prints with original wash colour. overall each 53 x 61 cm, plate 50,5 x 58,5 cm. folds as issued; some rust spots; both sheets: repair to c’folds; top right corners: hand written annotations; o/w exc. cond. This very decorative engraving is printed on two sheets and depicts the ranks of dignitaries of the Holy Roman Empire who were able to vote in the Imperial Diet. In the top rank, with the Emperor seated in the middle, are three ecclesiastical to the left and four lay dignitaries to the right. Below are four dukes and four marquesses; in the third and forth rank are four provincial dignitaries four military dignitaries each. The fifth and sixth rank are the burghers and freemen. Below is an explanatory text in Latin and German. This engraving was first published in 1593 in Gerard de Jode’s atlas but later, the plates were purchased by Vrients and from 1603 onwards, it appeared in Ortelius’ ‘Theatrum’ as well as in the ‘Paragon’, with the text box a lot smaller. [ref: 3041]

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         Palatinat. Superior sive Bavariae Germanice

      Artist: Seutter Matthias ca ; issued in: Augsburg; date: ca1720 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 49 x 57; - description: Map shows Bavaria with the 'Oberpfalz'.; - vita of the artist: Matthias Seutter (1678- 1757) Augsburg was the son of a goldsmith in Augsburg. In 1697, Seutter began his studies in Nuremberg and subsequently worked in the publishing house of Jeremias Wolff in Augsburg. In 1710, he established his own publishing house and print shop. The Seutter publishing house produced a great number of maps, atlases, and globes. However, very few original maps were printed there, as Augsburg at that time had no university and no connection to the fields of mathematics or the natural sciences. Seutter therefore copied the work of other cartographers, making his own engravings based on their models. Over 500 maps were produced in his studio. Seutter's most well-known works are the 1725 "Geographical Atlas or an Accurate Depiction of the Whole World" ("Atlas Geographicus oder Accurate Vorstellung der ganzen Welt") with 46 maps, the 1734 "Large Atlas" ("Grosser Atlas") with 131 maps, and the 1744 pocket atlas "Small Atlas" ("Atlas minor") with 64 maps. Matthäus Seutter died in 1757. Seutter's son Albrecht Karl, his son-in-law Conrad Tobias Lotter, and his business partner Johann Michael Probst ran the printing business for five more years.

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         Versailles immortalisé par les merveilles parlantes des bâtimens, jardins, bosquets, parcs, statues dudit château de Versailles et de ceux de Trianon, de la Ménagerie et de Marly, en neuf tomes in-quarto. . avec une traduction en prose latine par le sieur Romain Le Testu,. Ces merveilles parlantes traitent dans leurs récits de leurs descriptions, origines, propriétés, attributs et de leurs histoires, soit saintes, véritables ou fabuleuses.

      Paris, Ganeau, Quillau, 1720. - Deux volumes in-4, un frontispice, 430 pp., (2)ff., 55 planches dont 16 dépliantes ; frontispice, (6)ff., 456 pp., 40 planches dont 25 dépliantes. Petite mouillure angulaire au tome I (à partir de la p.317 jusqu'à la fin), mouillures à 3 planches, restauration à 6 planches et 2 ff. de texte, des salissures marginales. Plein vélin moucheté rigide, pièce de titre et tomaison havane. Frottements. Reliure de l'époque. Édition originale de cet ouvrage didactique rédigé en vers à la gloire de Versailles . L’ouvrage devait compter neuf volumes mais il n’a pas été continué. Ils sont illustrés de 2 frontispices gravés par Duflos et Thomassin et de 95 planches hors-texte, dont 41 dépliantes, de vues, statues et tableaux dont le rare plan dépliant de Versailles, gravées par Aveline, Duflos, Dupuis, Fontbonne, Flipart, Hérisset, Marie et Magdeleine Hortemels, Renard, Simonneau, Surugue, Thomassin, etc''. ( Cohen). Rédigé alors que son auteur était en captivité, l'ouvrage se propose de 'rappeler - avec force érudition - le souvenir et la connaissance des plus anciens écrits, saints et profanes, relatifs au château de Versailles, comme aussi ses métamorphoses, fables, histoire générale et choses naturelles. On y rencontre ainsi un mélange de moeurs, des caractères du temps et de morale, et plusieurs pièces et récits poétiques. Quérard VI, La France littéraire, p. 208 ; Brunet III-1827. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Carte du Royaume de Boheme la chronologie de ses Rois, les etats e Silesie, Moravie, et Lusace

      Artist: Chatelain Henri Abraham ca ; issued in: Paris; date: ca1720 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 47 x 62; - description: Map shows Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia with 4 coat of arms; - vita of the artist: Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684 - 1743) was a Huguenot pastor of Parisian origins. He lived consecutively in Paris, St. Martins, London (c. 1710), The Hague (c. 1721) and Amsterdam (c. 1728). He is best known as a Dutch cartographer and more specifically for his cartographic contribution in the seminal seven volume Atlas Historique, published in Amsterdam between 1705 and 1720. Innovative for its time, the Atlas Historique combined fine engraving and artwork with scholarly studies of geography, history, ethnology, heraldry, and cosmography. Some scholarship suggests that the Atlas Historique was not exclusively compiled by Henri Chatelain, as is commonly believed, but rather was a family enterprise involving Henri, his father Zacharie and his brother, also Zacharie.

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         INSTRUCTION SOMMAIRE pour Me. Jean-Baptiste Tournelle, Fermier du Tabac, Demandeur en excez pour Crime de Contrebande, avec attroupement et port d'Armes. Contre Jean Doyenard, Dominique Savalette, du Païs des Basques, et le nommé Garcia Espagnol, Prévenus.

      s.l.n.d. (après 1720). - in-folio. 6pp. Cartonnage moderne à la Bradel. Rarissime réquisitoire d'un procureur prononcé en cassation à l'encontre de contrebandiers basques, condamnés à mort pour trafic de tabac et violences contre des douaniers. Instruite dans le cadre de la prohibition de la culture du tabac sur l'essentiel du territoire français - au profit du tabac importé par la Compagnie des Indes -, cette action en justice avait été engagée par Jean-Baptiste Tournelle, titulaire du bail de la "ferme du tabac" dans les généralités du sud de la France et, à ce titre, adjudicataire des droits de douane. Arrêté à Toulouse en possession de quelques livres de tabac espagnol, un contrebandier nommé Garcia l'Espagnol avait offert, en échange de sa liberté, de conduire les autorités au repaire de ses complices basques. Sur place, les douaniers avaient été attaqués et un contrebandier tué. Papier légèrement bruni. Quelques taches. Bon exemplaire par ailleurs de ce document rarissime, que nous n'avons pas trouvé répertorié. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Regiae Celsitudinis Sabaudicae, status in quo ducatus Sabaudiae Principat. Pedemontium ut et ducatus Montesferrati

      Artist: Seutter Matthias (d) ; issued in: Augsburg; date: (d)1720 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 49 x 57; - description: Map shows Piemont with Turin and parts of Ligurien and Savoyen and Provence; - vita of the artist: Matthias Seutter (1678- 1757) Augsburg was the son of a goldsmith in Augsburg. In 1697, Seutter began his studies in Nuremberg and subsequently worked in the publishing house of Jeremias Wolff in Augsburg. In 1710, he established his own publishing house and print shop. The Seutter publishing house produced a great number of maps, atlases, and globes. However, very few original maps were printed there, as Augsburg at that time had no university and no connection to the fields of mathematics or the natural sciences. Seutter therefore copied the work of other cartographers, making his own engravings based on their models. Over 500 maps were produced in his studio. Seutter's most well-known works are the 1725 "Geographical Atlas or an Accurate Depiction of the Whole World" ("Atlas Geographicus oder Accurate Vorstellung der ganzen Welt") with 46 maps, the 1734 "Large Atlas" ("Grosser Atlas") with 131 maps, and the 1744 pocket atlas "Small Atlas" ("Atlas minor") with 64 maps. Matthäus Seutter died in 1757. Seutter's son Albrecht Karl, his son-in-law Conrad Tobias Lotter, and his business partner Johann Michael Probst ran the printing business for five more years.

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         Regiae.Ducatus Sabaudia Principatus Pedemontium Ducatus montisferrati Piemont

      Artist: Homann Johann Babtiste ca ; issued in: Nuremberg; date: ca1720 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 50 x 57; - description: map of Piemonte and the surrounding countries; - vita of the artist: Johann Babtiste Homann (1664-1724), Nuremberg, was born in Oberkammlach, the Electorate of Bavaria. Although educated at a Jesuit school, and preparing for an ecclesiastical career, he eventually converted to Protestantism and from 1687 worked as a civil law notary in Nuremberg. He soon turned to engraving and cartography; in 1702 he founded his own publishing house.Homann acquired renown as a leading German cartographer, and in 1715 was appointed Imperial Geographer by Emperor Charles VI. Giving such privileges to individuals was an added right that the Holy Roman Emperor enjoyed. In the same year he was also named a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. Of particular significance to cartography were the imperial printing privileges (Latin: privilegia impressoria). These protected for a time the authors in all scientific fields such as printers, copper engravers, map makers and publishers. They were also very important as a recommendation for potential customers.In 1716 Homann published his masterpiece Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt (Grand Atlas of all the World). Numerous maps were drawn up in cooperation with the engraver Christoph Weigel the Elder, who also published Siebmachers Wappenbuch.Homann died in Nuremberg. He was succeeded by the Homann heirs company, which was in business until 1848. The company was known as Homann Erben, Homanniani Heredes, or Heritiers de Homann abroad.

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         A Plan of the City’s of London, Westminster and Southwark; with the new Additional Buildings: Anno 1720./ A New Map of London, Most Humbly Inscrib’d to the Rt. Worshipful Sr. Peter Delmé Kt. Aldermn. of London. 1720. Revised by J. Senex.

      John Senex 1720 - Rare folding map of Georgian London.- John Senex London 1720.- copper engraved map; Map : overall 52 x 60 cm, image 50 x 59 cm; booklet: 18,5 x 11 cm. 2 plates with 18 sections on new linen. repaired tears within map; o/w vg cond. booklet: some wear and tear; o/w vg cond.- An attractive and rare folding map of London parishes during the reign of George I, published by John Senex, engraved by Samuel Parker, covering the area from Clerkenwell to Lambeth, St. James to Wapping. Title above map, with a decorative dedication cartouche, adorned with the emblems of the City of London, cornucopias, coat-of-arms and insignias. Across the lower part of the map is an index, locating parishes in London and churches and buildings in Westminster and Southwark.- The map is dedicated to Sir Peter Delmé (d 1728), a very wealthy and successful London merchant who served first as Deputy Governor and then as Governor of the Bank of England from 1715-1717; in 1717, he became Sheriff of London, and in 1723 was made Mayor of London. He also was an Alderman of the Langbourn Ward.- John Senex was an English surveyor, engraver, bookseller and publisher of maps, atlases and globes, and geographer to Queen Anne. Samuel Parker (c1695 -1728) was an English draughtsman and engraver who worked for several well known map publishers like Senex who he was apprenticed to in 1710 for seven years.- Howgego 65.- [ref: 3118]

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         Carte de l Isle de Madagaskar contenant sa description et diverses particularitez

      Artist: Chatelain Henri Abraham ca ; issued in: Amsterdam; date: ca1720 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 37,5 x 43,5; - description: Map shows 11 representations of the inhabitans of Madagascar.With description of the island and its natives. Madagascar- officially the Republic of Madagascar , and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of East Africa. Madagascar was an important transoceanic trading hub connecting ports of the Indian Ocean in the early centuries following human settlement. The written history of Madagascar began with the Arabs, who established trading posts along the northwest coast by at least the 10th century. From about 1774 to 1824, Madagascar gained prominence among pirates and European traders, particularly those involved in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Many European sailors were shipwrecked on the coasts of the island, among them Robert Drury, whose journal is one of the few written depictions of life in southern Madagascar during the 18th century. The wealth generated by maritime trade spurred the rise of organized kingdoms on the island, some of which had grown quite powerful by the 17th century. Among these were the Betsimisaraka alliance of the eastern coast and the Sakalava chiefdoms of Menabe and Boina on the west coast. The Kingdom of Imerina, located in the central highlands with its capital at the royal palace of Antananarivo, emerged at around the same time under the leadership of King Andriamanelo.; - vita of the artist: Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684 - 1743) was a Huguenot pastor of Parisian origins. He lived consecutively in Paris, St. Martins, London (c. 1710), The Hague (c. 1721) and Amsterdam (c. 1728). He is best known as a Dutch cartographer and more specifically for his cartographic contribution in the seminal seven volume Atlas Historique, published in Amsterdam between 1705 and 1720. Innovative for its time, the Atlas Historique combined fine engraving and artwork with scholarly studies of geography, history, ethnology, heraldry, and cosmography. Some scholarship suggests that the Atlas Historique was not exclusively compiled by Henri Chatelain, as is commonly believed, but rather was a family enterprise involving Henri, his father Zacharie and his brother, also Zacharie. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         2 Antique Maps-CASPIAN SEA-WOLGA-ASTRAKHAN-de l'Isle-Covens-Mortier-c.1720

      1720 - 2 Antique prints, titled: 'Carte Marine de la Mer Caspienne.' - A large map (in two sheets) of the Caspian sea, with the Wilgo delta and the cities Astrakhan and Derbent identified. With a total of 8 inset maps of islands and coast lines. Description: Source unknown, to be determined.Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Guillaume de l'Isle'. This map was published in Amsterdam by Covens & Mortier, based on the map originally made by Carl Vanverden. Engraving with contemporary hand colouring on hand laid paper. Anonymous. Very good, given age. Original middle fold in both of the sheets (as issued). Some dampstaining in the margins. A small nick in the lower middle fold of one of the sheets (not nearly affecting image). General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 35.8 x 41.5 cm. The image size is ca. 35.8 x 41.5 cm. The overall size is ca. 14.1 x 16.3 inch. The image size is ca. 14.1 x 16.3 inch. Storage location: Overasselt-344

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         Vue et description de la Ville de Meaco Capitale du Japon avec d'autres particularitez du Pays.

      Artist: Chatelain Henri Abraham ca ; issued in: Amsterdam; date: ca1720 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Perfect condition; - size (in cm): 39 x 50; - description: Decorative copperprint depicts five views and one plan surrounding a central panel of French text describing Meaco ,the home of the Dairi or Spiritual Emperor and Jedo ,the home of the Koubo or Secular Emperor. The plan depicts the Deshima, an artificial island in the bay of Nagasaki where the famous Dutch East India Company was allowed to trade with the representatives of Tokyo, former Jedo.; - vita of the artist: Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684 - 1743) was a Huguenot pastor of Parisian origins. He lived consecutively in Paris, St. Martins, London (c. 1710), The Hague (c. 1721) and Amsterdam (c. 1728). He is best known as a Dutch cartographer and more specifically for his cartographic contribution in the seminal seven volume Atlas Historique, published in Amsterdam between 1705 and 1720. Innovative for its time, the Atlas Historique combined fine engraving and artwork with scholarly studies of geography, history, ethnology, heraldry, and cosmography. Some scholarship suggests that the Atlas Historique was not exclusively compiled by Henri Chatelain, as is commonly believed, but rather was a family enterprise involving Henri, his father Zacharie and his brother, also Zacharie.

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         Antique Map-STOCKHOLM-SWEDEN-VIEW-Homann Heirs-1720

      - Antique Map, titled: 'Accurate Carte der Upländischen Scheren mit der Situation und Gegend umb die Konigle Schwedisch Haupt und Residentz Stadt Stockholm.' - Map of the area east of Stockholm, embracing the area to the island Ljusterö on the north and Värmdö. with two panoramic views of Stockholm below. The views are uncolored as issued. Large decorative title cartouche. Engraving / etching with contemporary hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper. Description: Source unknown, to be determined.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Homann Heirs' after an anonymous artist. Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Homann Heirs'. Following the long period of Dutch domination, the Homann family became the most important map publishers in Germany in the eighteenth century, the business being founded by J.B. Homann in Nuremberg about the year 1702. Soon after publishing his first atlas in 1707 he became a member of the Berlin academy of Sciences and in 1715 he was appointed Geographer to the Emperor. After the founder's death in 1724, the firm was continued under the direction of his son until 1730 and was then bequeathed to his heirs on the condition that it trades under the name of Homann Heirs. The firm remained in being until the next century and had a wide influence on map publishing in Germany. Apart from the atlases the firm published a very large number of individual maps. The Homanns produced a Neuer Atlas in 1714, a Grosser Atlas in 1737, and an Atlas Maior with about 300 maps in 1780. They also issued a special Atlas of Germany with full sized plans of principal cities, school atlases and an Atlas of Silesia in 1750 with 20 maps. Condition: Good, given age. Paper separation bottom middle fold; repaired. Small tear bottom edge, not affecting image. Light staining and soiling in the margins. A few small spots. Original middle fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: BG-B11-03 ISCRA The overall size is ca. 24.9 x 21.1 inch. The image size is ca. 22.5 x 19.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 63.2 x 53.6 cm. The image size is ca. 57.2 x 48.5 cm.

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         A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, containing the original, antiquity, increase, modern estate and government of those cities. Written at first in the year MDXCVIII. By John Stow, citizen and native of London. Since reprinted and augmented by A.M. H.D. and other. Now lastly, corrected, improved, and very much enlarged: and the survey and history brought down from the year 1633, (being near fourscore years since it was last printed) to the present time; by John Strype, M.A. a native also of the said city. Illustrated with exact maps of the city and suburbs, and of all the wards; and likewise of the out-parishes of London and Westminster: together with many other fair draughts of the more eminent and publick edifices and monume

      London Printed for A. Churchill J. Knapton R. Knaplock J. Walthoe E. Horne B. Tooke D. Midwinter B. Cowse R. Robinson and T. Ward 1720 - Folio, six volumes or 'Books' bound in two, pp xii + xlii + [2] + 308 + 208 + 285, 120 + 459 + 93 + [1] + 143 + 26 + [25, index], 3 folding maps, 28 double-page maps, 13 single-page maps, 15 folding illustrations, 19 double-page illustrations and 37 single-page illustrations, in total 115 illustrations therefore extra illustrated by 45 in addition to the 70 called for as well as the armorial shields within the text, each 'Book' with drop-head title and own pagination, a few of the additional plates cropped into publishing text but not affecting title, occasional small, light marginal stains and dust-soiling to edges, not affecting text or illustrations, a few small corner creases, otherwise remarkably clean and bright, contemporary reverse calf, blind panelled boards, rebacked retaining original morocco lettering pieces, boards rubbed at extremities with old repairs, otherwise very handsome. John Stow (c. 1525-1605) was a chronicler and antiquary who transcribed manuscripts and inscriptions relating to English history, literature and archaeology; his Survey is his most famous work, with its evocative 'perambulation' of the streets of the Tudor capital, which forms the main framework of the book first published in 1598. In the century following Stow's death, however, the Tudor capital so painstakingly depicted and recorded in Stow's Survey was dramatically transformed. The huge growth of the capital, the devastation wrought by the Great Fire of 1666 and the subsequent rebuilding of the City made an updating of the Survey highly desirable. It was to answer this need that John Strype (1643-1737), the ecclesiastical historian and biographer, published a new, hugely expanded version of Stow's Survey of London in 1720. This is the fifth and most desirable edition and greatly expanded. On the verso of the title-page of Hatton's New View of London (1708), there is an advertisement for Proposals for the Reprinting of Mr. Stow's large Survey of London improv'd; with very great Additions throughout. From John Strype's Preface to this edition, dated 16 April 1720, it may be gleaned that from April 1703 he was already collecting materials for text of this edition. 'It was not however until 14 December 1719 that "proposals" in the Daily Courant asserted that "Above two thirds of this Book is already printed" in time for the book to be first subscribed to by the Society of Antiquaries, on 18 December. On publication it was chosen by the City Fathers for formal presentation to Aldermen on the their election', such was the importance of and high esteem in which the work was held. Additional plates include views of Chelsea, Putney Battersea, Fulham, Mortlake, Chiswick and Isleworth, as well as sweeping views of many of the elegant squares and churches that rose from the ashes of the Great Fire. Adams, 25. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Phlabiou I?s?pou ta euriskomena. Flavii Josephi opera, quae reperiri potuerunt, omnia. Ad Codices fere omnes cum impressos tum Manuscriptos diligenter recensuit, nova Versione donavit, & notis illustravit Joannes Hudsonus, S. T. P. Aulae B. Mariae Virginis Principalis, & Protobibliothecarius Bodleianus. Duobus voluminibus. 2-vol. set (Complete) [FROM THE PERSONNAL LIBRARY OF EDWARD HARWOOD]

      E Theatro Sheldoniano, Oxonii (Oxford) 1720 - Elephant folio (15 3/4 x 9 3/4"). [40], 704pp (Vol. 1); [2], 705-1411, [1], vi, [42]pp (Vol. 2). Contemporary full calf. Raised bands. Large engraved title vignette (4 3/4 x 6 1/4) depicting the Sheldonian Theatre by Michael Burghers, and dated 1704. Title page handsigned by Edward Harwood.* Imprimatur signed by Robert Shippen (1675-1745), Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University from 1718 to 1723. Each book housed in a modern orange cloth covered clamshell box, with gold lettering to spine. Published posthumously by his friend Anthony Hall, the antiquary, John Hudson's collected works of Josephus in two volumes is printed in double columns in Greek and Latin. Brunet III, 569. Dibdin II, 132. Graesse III, 480. This monumental work includes the following revered works by the celebrated Jewish historian:- Antiquities of the Jews- The Life of Flavius Josephus- History of the Jewish Wars- Sequel to the History of the Jewish Wars- Flavius Josephus against Apion- On the MaccabeesIncludes four Indexes at the end of second volume.Bindings heavily rubbed, with abrasion to leather. Both front covers are detached but present. Upper fore-edge of front free endpaper and fly leaf of first volume partly chipped. Title page partly age-toned / foxed, with small black stain. Clear water-staining at upper corner of pages throughout, slightly affecting lettering from page 593 on in first volume. Text in Greek and Latin. Clamshell boxes in overall very good, bindings in poor, interior in good- (the last 112 pages of first volume) to very good condition. About the editor: John Hudson (1662 -1719), was an English classical scholar, who was educated at The Queen's College, Oxford, and spent the rest of his life at the University. He was appointed as a Fellow of University College, Oxford in 1686, Bodley's librarian in 1701, and in 1711 principal of St Mary Hall, Oxford. His political views stood in the way of his preferment in the church and university. As an editor and commentator, he enjoyed a high reputation both at home and abroad. His works are chiefly editions of classical authors. (From Wikipedia) * Edward Harwood (1729-1794) was a prolific English classical scholar and biblical critic. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Antique Map-EGYPT-AFRICA-NILE-PYRAMIDS-Homann Heirs-c. 1720

      - Antique Map, titled: 'Aegyptus Hodierna Ex itinerario Celeberrimi ( ).' - This magnificent, graphic map of Egypt is focused on the Nile River Valley from the Mediterranean to below the First Cataract at the confluence of the White and Blue Nile. Nearly a third of the map is engraved with fascinating scenes of the cataracts, the Sphinx, pyramids, various antiquities, scenes of embalming, and ancient furnaces. Engraving / etching with contemporary hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper. Description: Source unknown, to be determined.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Homann Heirs' after an anonymous artist. Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Homann Heirs'. Following the long period of Dutch domination, the Homann family became the most important map publishers in Germany in the eighteenth century, the business being founded by J.B. Homann in Nuremberg about the year 1702. Soon after publishing his first atlas in 1707 he became a member of the Berlin academy of Sciences and in 1715 he was appointed Geographer to the Emperor. After the founder's death in 1724, the firm was continued under the direction of his son until 1730 and was then bequeathed to his heirs on the condition that it trades under the name of Homann Heirs. The firm remained in being until the next century and had a wide influence on map publishing in Germany. Apart from the atlases the firm published a very large number of individual maps. The Homanns produced a Neuer Atlas in 1714, a Grosser Atlas in 1737, and an Atlas Maior with about 300 maps in 1780. They also issued a special Atlas of Germany with full sized plans of principal cities, school atlases and an Atlas of Silesia in 1750 with 20 maps. Condition: Good, given age. Damp stained top and bottom left. Some staining and light soiling in the margins. A few crinkles and light creases. Sharp crease top left. A few minor spots. Original middle fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: BG-B11-34 ISCRA The overall size is ca. 21.1 x 24.4 inch. The image size is ca. 18.5 x 22.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 53.5 x 62 cm. The image size is ca. 47 x 57 cm.

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         Verschiedene Prospecte der Vornemsten Stäten in Persien samt vorderst einer unfern dem Caspischen Meer, dem Russichen Reich zugehörig, , gelegenen Stadt, zu mehrerem Liecht und Erleuterung der neu-verfertigten Persianischen Land-Charten.

      1720 - Nuremberg, 1724. Original colour. 500 x 590mm. Restoration to left edge. A scarce plate illustrating fifteen cities of central Asia: Astrakhan and Derbent in Russia; Tblisi in Georgia; Kars and Erzerum in eastern Turkey; Baku and Shamakhi in Azerbaijan; Sultanje and Kashan in Iraq; Erivan in Armenia; Schiraz, Isfahan, Bandar Abbas and Ardabil in Persia; and Kandahar in Afghanistan.

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         Regni et Insulae Siciliae, typus correctissimus.

      1720 - Amsterdam: Covers & Mortier, c.1720. Original colour. 500 x 590mm. One of the most decorative maps of Sicily, with inset plans of Messina, Milazzo, Palermo, Catania and Trapezo. De Wit originally published this map in 1680 but c.1690 re-engraved it with a corrected outline of the island, an altered title and a new title cartouche featuring Etna. After De Wit's death the plate passed to Pieter Mortier then the firm Covens and Mortier.

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        A COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE MOST REMARKABLE TRANSACTIONS AT SEA, from the Earliest Accounts of Time to the Conclusion of the Last War with France. Wherein Is given an Account of the most considerable Naval-Expeditions, Sea-Fights, Stratagems, Discoveries etc

      London. for J. Walthoe. 1720 - Quarto 12x8 inches, handsomely leather bound in recent full speckled calf. Allegorical frontispiece, title in red and black, (52), 800, (34) pages- illustrated with 9 double page maps by Herman Moll but wanting a portrait of the author, one quire misbound but text and maps complete - otherwise a good copy of this important naval history. Josiah Burchett (1666–1746) was Secretary of the Admiralty in England, a position he held for almost fifty years. He was first a clerk to Samuel Pepys, the English civil servant famous for his diary. Burchett eventually fell out of favour with Pepys, but gained the respect and favour of Lord Admiral Edward Russell, and eventually was appointed Secretary of the Admiralty. He served continuously as Secretary of the Admiralty until retiring at age 76. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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