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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

      printed for A. Churchill, J. Knapton, R. Knaplock, J. Walthoe, E. Horne, B. Tooke, D. Midwinter, B. Cowse, R. Robinson, and T. Ward, London 1720 - Best and most desirable edition of Stow's magisterial study—the "starting point of all inquiry into the subject of Elizabethean London." Complete in two folio volumes; each of the six 'books,' introduced by a drop-head title, with its own pagination: [4], xii, xlii, [2], 308, 208, 285, [1]; [2], 120, 459, [1], 93, [3], 143, [1], 26, [2]pp, with 70 plates, plans and maps (31 double-page or folding), including those of London, Westminster and Southwark. Title pages in red and black. Superbly bound in handsome contemporary paneled calf sewn on six raised bands, very skillfully rebacked with the original lettering pieces laid down. A crisp, clean, fresh copy, with only occasional minor soiling, the copper-engraved plates in deep, rich impressions. Provenance: On the verso of the title pages, the engraved armorial bookplate of Jacob Bouverie, 1st Viscount Folkestone (bapt. 14 October 1694 - 17 February 1761), English Politician and first elected president of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce, whose members included Benjamin Franklin, Karl Marx, Adam Smith, William Hogarth and Charles Dickens. References: Maslen & Lancaster. Bowyer ledgers, 584. Lowndes V, 2526. Gibson's Library, p. 258. ESTC Citation No. T48975. First Issue with "1698" for 1598 on the title page (?) John Stow's Survey of London, first published in 1598, brims with amusing descriptions and anecdotes as well as highly detailed accounts of the buildings, social conditions and customs of the time, based on a wide range of classical and medieval historical literature, public and civic records, and Stow's own intimate knowledge of the city where he spent his life. "The reader of A Survey travels with Stow through each of the city's wards and the adjoining city of Westminster, learns about the wall, bridges, gates, and parish churches . . . [Stow] also records the negative aspects of urban growth, in the shape of unsightly sprawl, filth, the destruction of ancient monuments, and above all poverty. His book approaches the thoroughness of an encyclopaedia . . . It is noteworthy that while Camden's Britannia was written in Latin for the educated élite, Stow's Survey was composed in the language of his fellow countrymen." This edition, of 1720, greatly expanded with interpolated amendments by John Strype, is considered the best and most desirable. "Throughout his life at Low Leyton, Strype crossed the River Lea into London each week to meet and converse with his antiquarian friends and to call on his contacts in the book trade. . . . The Survey had been repeatedly revised and enlarged in order to keep up with the changing aspect of the post-fire city, now much expanded and altered in its religion and other ways. . . . Although Strype had arranged most of the work by 1707, and the engravings had been prepared, it was set aside after the publication of Edward Hatton's New View of London in 1708, which seemed to cover much the same ground and was considerably smaller and cheaper. . . . Finally, once the defects of Hatton's book were acknowledged another agreement in November 1716 led to the Survey's publication at the end of 1720. . . . The print run was probably more than 500 copies . . . To quote Merritt, ‘By this stage the Survey has a multiple personality, switching with little warning from nostalgic Elizabethan antiquary [Stow] . . . to diligent post-Restoration recorder of events [Strype] and back again’ (Merritt, 87)." (ODNB)

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        Proyecto para galeones y flotas del Peru y Nueva-Espana, y para navios de registro, y avisos, que navegaren a ambos reynos

      1720 - Modern three-quarter morocco and cloth, gilt. Woodcut arms and typographical decoration on title. Small brown stain on titlepage and second leaf. Minor soiling else. A detailed, extensive, proclamation to reinforce the strength and size of the Spanish fleet trading between Spain and South America, primarily via Lima in Peru. Also printed in Madrid the same year, though this edition is significantly rarer. Rare, with no other copies of this edition appearing in auction records and the only copies appearing in OCLC located at the national libraries of Spain, Chile, and Britain. Palau 239622; Medina, BHA 2357; LeClerc 466; Sabin 66408. 23pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Proyecto para galeones y flotas del Peru y Nueva-Espana, y para navios de registro, y avisos, que navegaren a ambos reynos, woodcut arms on title

      Juan de Ariztia, Madrid 1720 - Modern half calf and cloth, spine gilt. Spine lightly rubbed. Text quite fresh and clean; one leaf trimmed closely, affecting marginal notes A proclamation to reinforce the strength and size of the Spanish fleet trading between Spain and South America, primarily via Lima in Peru. An extensive, detailed, proclamation to reinforce the strength and size of the Spanish fleet trading between Spain and South America, primarily via Lima in Peru. Also printed in Cadiz the same year. Only a handful of copies in OCLC. Relatively scarce - no other copies appear in auction records in the past twenty-five years. Palau 239622; Medina, BHA 2357 (Cadiz ed); LeClerc 466; Sabin 66408. 13 leaves. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BIBLIYNA HISTORYA

      - POLISH INTEREST. BIBLIYNA HISTORYA. Wyjeta z Waznieyszych i Wiekszych Dziel Pana Schmidsa. We Dwoch Czesciach . przez Xiedza Pawla Arleth. Nakladem Wilhema Bogumila Korna roku 1720. 12mo, leather backed marbled boards, 188p. some contemporary binding work with endpapers replaced, VG. The Old and New Testaments, illustrated with 31 wood engravings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Esrim Ve-Arba'a Sifrei Ha-Kodesh [Hebrew: 24 Holy Books]:BIBLIA HEBRAICA ex aliquot manuscriptis et compluribus impressis codicibus, item masora tam edita quam manuscripta, aliisque hebraeorum criticis diligenter recensita. (.) Cura ac studio Io. Heinr. MICHAELIS.

      Orphanotrophei, Halae Magdeburgicae 1720 - 8vo. Unpaginated. Original vellum with title plate and library plate to spine. Signature and date of previous owner on back cover. Some discoloration, staining and scuffing to spine and boards. Some closed tears along spine and one worm hole to spine. Lettering on title page illegible due to wear. Marbled endpapers. Library card pocket pasted to rear endpaper. Hinges starting. Engraved b/w frontispiece of Biblical figures receiving the Bible from heaven. This Bible contains the whole canon of the Jewish Bible, i.e. the 24 Holy Books: 5 Books of Moses, Prophets (8 Books), and Hagiography (5 Scrolls and 6 Books). Text in Hebrew and Latin. Cover in good, book in very good condition. Darlow and Moule #5144. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LA VIE E LES AVANTURES SURPRENANTES DE ROBINSON CRUSOE, contenant entres autres évenements, le séjour qu'il a fait pendant vingt & huit ans dans une Isle déserte, située sur la Côtee l' Amerique, près de l'embouchure de la grande Rivière Oroonoque. Le text écrit par lui-même. Traduit de l'Anglois.

      Amsterdam.L'Honore' et Chatelain. 1720. - [2], xii, 629pp. With engraved vignette on title, title printed in red and black, engraved frontispiece by B. Picart, signed and dated 1720, folding engraved map of the world, and 6 full-page engraved plates. Recently rebound in a fine reproduction binding of full sponged calf with an elaborately decorated spine. First French edition of Daniel Defoe's famous "The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe", in the first French translation by Themiseul de Saint-Hyacinthe and Justus van Effen, published at Amsterdam. Without the continuations "Farther Adventures" and "Serious Reflections" which, however, never matched the genius of the original story. All early French editions of Defoe's Robinson were published at Amsterdam. It wasn't until 1761 that a Paris edition was published. Title and frontispiece lightly soiled; small hole and some corner wear to frontispiece; map creased; else a very good copy in a handsome binding.Gumuchian 4793, plate 82. The second volume was published later in 1720, the third in 1721. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Gesamtans., darüber kleiner Grundrißplan und Karte vom Bosperus, "Accurate Vorstellung der Orientalisch Kayserlichen Haupt- und Residenz Stadt Constantinopel sampt ihrer Gegend und zweyen berühmten Meer -Engen Bosphoro, Thracio und Hellesponte oder dem freto der Dardanellen ..".

      . altkol. Kupferstich b. Homann, um 1720, 49 x 57,5. Im unteren Drittel große Gesamtansicht ( Panorama ) von Istanbul, darüber Karte des Bosporus und der Dardanellen mit kleiner Nebenkarte "Perspectivische Vorstellung der Dardanellen vor Constantinopel". Dek. Blatt.

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        Carte de Moscovie

      ca. 1720. Karte zeigt westlichen teil Russlands, Weissrussland mit Ukraine und der Gegend um Moskau, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 98 x 65. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        Rhetorica Christiana in Verbum Dei Purum per Dominicas et Festa Totius Anni Perorans .... - 2 Teile in einem Buch. Rhetorica Christiana pars Alters in Festa Sanctorum.

      Augustae Trevirorum (Trier), Jacob Reulandt, 1720.. Erstauflage, EA IX, 6, 482, 8, 285 Seiten 4°; Leder. 4 Bünde, Kanten berieben, etwas begriffen, Buchrücken kleine BEschädigung, sonst guter Zustand

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        Málaga. Contagio de Marsella] Rogativas penitenciales, clamores fervorosos, gemidos devtos a Dios N.Señor, porque libre a estos Reynos del Contagio que se padece en Marsella de Francia, y por que prospere las Reales Armas de su Mag. Catholica en la Expedición de Africa. Sermón de Mission, que el dia trece de noviembre de mil setecientos y veinte años predicó [.] y da a la luz pública don Dionisio O'Brien, Gobernador de Málaga.

      impresso por Joseph Lopez Hidalgo,, [Málaga], 1720 - Edición original de este raro impreso. El autor fue Catedrático y Rector en Salamanca. Canónigo de Guadix y de Málaga. 10 hojas, inclusive portada con orla tipográfica. 88 páginas, 1 hoja (en verso). 19x14 cm. No en Palau este impreso. No en la B. N. Aguilar Piñal II-1987. Un ejemplar en bibliotecas públicas. No en Herrero Salgado.

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        Gesamtans., mit Beschreibung links und rechts, "Freisingen. ..".

      . Kupferstich v. G. Bodenehr, um 1720, 8,5 x 30,5. Fauser 4247. - Selten, da nur in Band II von Bodenehr's "Europas Pracht und Macht" erschienen.

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        Les fameux de triot de Gibaltar

      Paris ca. 1720. Karte zeigt die Meerenge von Gibraltar mit prachtvollen Schiffsdarstellungen, mit Teilkarte von Portugal Algarve und Andalusien, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 23 x 31. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        Die Churfürstl.Brandenburg. Residentz Stätt Berlin, Cöln, und FriedrichsWerder.

      . Kupferstich ( v. 2 Platten ) v. Broebes aus Merian, Brandenburg ( 2. Aufl.), um 1720, 32 x 61,5. Schultz, Stadtpläne von Berlin, Nr. 42: Ernst, Berlin in der Druckgraphik, Broebes Nr. 1; Kiewitz 543; Berndt, 59. - Selten! Nur in der Zugabe zur 2. Aufl. der Topographie Brandenburg enthalten. Besonders hervorzuheben ist die Darstellung der Befestigungsanlagen

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        Accurate Vorstellung der Berühmten Meer-Enge, zwischen der Nord und Ost See der Sund genannt, mit der herümligenden Gegend von Seeland und Schonen, nebst der Königlich-Dähnischen Haupt und Residentz Stadt Copenhagen, so wohl in Grund als Prospect zu sehen. Edirt von Ioh: Baptist Homann, der Röm. Kays. Majest. Geographo in Nürnberg.

      *** Kort over Øresund og Østsjælland fra Esrum til Køge samt svenskekysten fra Helsingborg til Falsterbo. ( Østsjælland, Amager, Hveen og Saltholm er i samtidig kolorering ). Nederst et ukoloreret prospekt af København i hele kortets bredde. Derudover mindre, ukolorerede prospekter af Helsingborg, Landskrona, Malmø og Kronborg. Kobberstik. 49 x 57 cm. Udgivet af Johann Baptist Homann i Nürnberg [ ca. 1720 ]. Papiret er med vertikal midterfold som ved udgivelsen. Papirmål : 51 x 60,5 cm

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        Die Churfürstliche Brandenburgisch nun Königlich Preussische Residenz Statt.- Berlin und Cölln an der Spree sampt Friedrichswerder und Dorotheenstatt.

      . Kupferstich aus Bodenehr, Force de Europe, um 1720, 15,7 x 51. Kiewitz 45; Fauser Nr. 1369; Berndt, Märkische Ansichten, Nr. 61; Ernst, Bodenehr, Nr. 1 . - 2. Fassung dieses Blattes von Bodenehr. Dek. Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau. Mittig der preussiche Adler mit Stadtwappen, rechts und links Stadtbeschreibung.

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        Schöne Gesamtansicht über den Neckar.

      . Altkol. Kupferstich von G. Bodenehr, um 1720, 15,5 x 28 cm.. Fauser 14318; Schefold 9267. - Links mit Legende. - Auf Karton aufgezogen. Leichter Lichtrand im Passepartoutausschnitt. Kräftiges Altkolorit.

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        Gesamtans., darunter Beschreibung, "Die Königl. Schwedische Haupt u. Residenz Städt Stockholm".

      . Kupferstich v. G. Bodenehr, um 1720, 16,5 x 49,5.

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        Gesamtans., darunter kurze Beschreibung, "Taragona in Catalonien".

      . Kupferstich v. G. Bodenehr, um 1720, 16 x 49,5. Nicht bei Fauser ( vergl. aber 13787 ) - Dek. Stadtpanorama mit dem Mittelmeer rechts.

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        Gesamtans., m. Erklärungen links, "Bensheim in der Berg Stras".

      . Kupferstich v. G. Bodenehr, um 1720, 15,5 x 35,5.

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        002 "Berlin und Cölln an der Spree vor dero Erweiterung", links und rechts Erklärungen.

      . Kupferstich aus Bodenehr, Force de Europe, um 1720, 17 x 27. Schulz, Die ältesten Stadtpläne v. Berlin, Nr. 3; Schulz, Stadtpläne von Berlin, Nr. 4. - Schulz: "Sehr genauer, verkleinerter Nachstich von Memhard".

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        Nouvelles dissertations importantes et curieuses, sur plusieurs questions Qui n'ont point ete traitees dans le Commentaire Litteral sur tous les Livres de l'Ancien & du Nouveau Testament. (BEL EXEMPLAIRE AUX ARMES ET CHIFFRE DE COLBERT DE LIMIERES).

      Paris, Emery, Saugrain et Pierre Martin, 1720.. In-4, plein veau glace de l'epoque, dos a nerfs orne aux petits fers aux chiffre de Colbert de Linieres et armes au centre des plats dans un medaillon, roulette sur les coupes, tranches rouges (qqs petites restaurations), (16), 540, (4) p., vignette de titre a la marque de l'imprimeur, bandeau grave sur cuivre et culs-de-lampe. Edition originale. L'oeuvre de Dom Calmet exegete et erudit lorrain, benedictin de la Congregation de Saint-Vanne et Saint-Hydulphe, connut un prodigieux succes a travers toute l'Europe. Toujours critique, Voltaire consulta neanmoins les ouvrages de Calmet et s'appuya de facon frequente sur sa prodigieuse erudition pour l'elaboration de ses propres ecrits, en particulier dans le 'Dictionnaire philosophique'. 'La premiere langue donnee a Adam' - 'L'existence des geants par des preuves irrefutables' - 'La Tour de Babel', etc. Bel exemplaire, en veau blond, aux chiffre et armes de Colbert de Linieres (1709- 1761): Louis II Colbert, marquis de Linieres, fils de Louis 1er et de Marie Louise du Bouchet de Sourches. Petit-fils du grand Colbert, il devint capitaine lieutenant des gendarmes anglais, puis marechal de camp. (OHR, planche 1302)..

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        Kst.- Karte, b. P. van der Aa., "Mappe Monde".

      . kol., um 1720, 22,3 x 30. Weltkarte in 2 Hemisphären. Oben mttig die Titelkartusche, unten mittig eine weitere Textkartusche, jeweils in franz. Sprache. In den Ecken Allegorien auf die vier Erdteile. Mit Einzeichnung der Reisewege der Entdecker Oliver de Noort, Tasman, Magellan, Modana u.a. - Gerahmt.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. u. n. Guillaume Delisle (de L'Isle), "Mappe Monde a l'usage du Roy ..".

      . mit Grenzkolorit,, dat. 1720, 43,7 x 67. Vergleiche Shirley, Nr. 603 ( für die 1. Ausgabe = 1700 ). - Weltkarte in 2 Hemisphären im dritten Zustand. ( Die Küstenlinie von Südamerika wurde korrigiert. Oben mittig eine große Kartusche mit franz. Wappen u. fig. Staffage. Oben links und rechts ein Schriftband mit dem Titel. Unten mittig eine weitere Kartusche mit den Verlegerangaben. Die erste Ausgabe dieser Karte erschien 1700 ( Vergl. Shirley Nr. 603) und wurde für die Ausgabe 1720 nochmals überarbeitet. Zum Beispiel ist die Reiseroute der "St. Louise en 1708" eingetragen.- Tadelloses Exemplar

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        Perpignan, Capitalle de Roussillon

      ca. 1720. Prachtvolle Gesamtansicht der Stadt Perpignan mit ausladender Engelsdarstellung und Beschreibung aller wichtigen Gebäude der Stadt, Mit 3 Kupferplatten auf einem Blatt gedruckt, selten, Kupferstich, 45,5 x 55. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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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, And other Maritime Occurences that have happen'd among all Nations which have flourished at Sea :And in a more particular manner of Great Britain, from the time of the Revolution, in the Year 1688, to the aforesaid Period. Adorn'd with Sea-Charts adapted to the History. With an exact Index of the Names of all the Places where any considerable Battle has been fought, in any Part of the World. In Five Books

      London: Printed by W.B. for J. Walthoe, 1720., 1720. First Edition. 4to. Contemporary full panelled calf boards, resopined to style with raised bands and red title label. With engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait, and 9 folding maps and charts. Light browning to a few maps and charts, heavy to a couple; internally clean. Bookplate of William Perceval to paste down. A superb copy. 'This volume is particularly important in the literature of naval history, not only as a narrative of naval operations in the Nine Years' War and the War of the Spanish Succession, but as the first general naval history written in the English language.' DNB Sabin 9205.

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        "Basis Geographiae Recentioris Astronomica". Weltkarte in zwei Hemisphären.

      . Altkol. Kupferstich von J.B. Homann nach J.G. Doppelmayr, um 1720, 48 x 58 cm.. Sehr dekorative und informative Weltkarte mit drei astronomischen Kartuschen. Mit Privileg. - Kräftiger Druck und schönes altes Flächenkolorit.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. und b. G. Bodenehr, "Nova et accurata tabula Regnorum sup. et inf. Hungariae ..".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, um 1720, 48 x 57,5. Seltene Einblattdruckkarte bei Gab. Bodenehr. -Szantai, Atlas Hungaricus, S. 68 Bodenehr 2 mit Abb. der Kartusche auf S. 68 und der Karte auf S. 69. - Oben links die Titelkartusche, unten rechts die Zeichenerklärung. - Zeigt Ungarn mit seinen Nachbarländern. Im Osten noch Istanbul, im Süden Makedonien.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. G. V. Gouwen / Visscher II bei Schenk,"Archiepiscopatus ac Electoratus Trevirensis ditio ...".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, um 1720, 46,5 x 57,5. Mit dek. fig. Kartusche ( von der nur das Wappen ausgemalt ist) Tadellos erhaltene Karte mit schönem Flächenkolorit in der Ausgabe bei P. Schenk, der einen großen Teil der Kst.- Platten von Visscher aufkaufte und diese zusätzlich mit seiner Adresse versah ( Nunc apud P. Schenk junior ).

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        A Collection of Several Pieces

      London: R Francklin, 1720., 1720. First Edition. Octavo. Contemporary full speckled calf with red title label to spine with extra gilt, gilt rule to boards. Binding rubbed, scuffed, corners worn; joints starting with torn leather in some places but holding strong. Text is clean. A well worn copy retaining its charm.

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        "AER. IGNIS. TERRA. AQUA." Die vier Elemente, symbolisiert durch spielende Kinder. Insgesamt vier Darstellungen auf vier Blättern.

      . 4 Kupferstiche bei Hier. Bölmann, Nürnberg, um 1720, je 16,5 x 25 cm.. Aer: Blick in einen Garten, vier Kinder spielen mit Manschetten am rechten Arm mit einem Ball, zwei pumpen mit einer Luftpumpe einen Ball auf, ein siebtes langt nach einem Ball. Ignis: Blick in eine Hügellandschaft, drei Knaben schmieden eine Pfeilspitze, dazu Schmiedewerkzeuge, links vier Knaben mit geschmiedeten Waffen (Schwert, Helm, Schild, Rüstung). Terra: In einer Landschaft 6 Kinder mit Körben bei der Trauben- und Obsternte. Aqua: In einer Flußlandschaft ziehen 7 Knaben ein Netz voller Fische aus dem Fluß. - Meist mit Rändchen um die Plattenkante, ein Blatt außerhalb der Einfassungslinie angerändert, im Rand z.T. gering fleckig. Aus der Sammlung des Kunstmalers Ed. Riedel (1813-1885).

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        Gesamtans., "Barcino - Barcelona".

      . Kupferstich v. J. Fr. Leopold, um 1720, 19 x 29. Nicht bei Fauser. Im Himmel der Titel auf einem Spruchband und 2 Putten mit Spruchbändern mit Erklärungen v. 1 - 24. Unter der Ansicht das Stadtwappen sowie Legende in lateinischer und deutscher Sprache. - Blick vom Mittelmeer aus. - 1. Ausgabe vor der Nummerierung.

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        [MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT, SIGNED BY JOHN LAW WHILE COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF FRENCH FINANCE]

      Paris. Feb. 12, 1720.. [2]pp. Very minor soiling at right edge. Near fine. A letter to a bureaucrat about reaction to some of John Law's economic policies, signed by Law as Controller General of Finance for France. In the previous few years Law, a Scottish economist and gambler who was once jailed for murder, had crested the world of high finance to become one of the wealthiest and most powerful figures in France. Law bought controlling interest in the Mississippi Company in 1717; later that same year, he floated the Mississippi Company as a joint stock trading company called the Compagnie d'Occident, which was granted a trade monopoly of both the West Indies and North America. Against everyone's advice, including that of Law himself, the Company founded the city of New Orleans in 1718. Things were not to endure, however, for Law. The bank he had set up in 1716, which had helped him gain his current power and control in the French government, began its grand collapse shortly thereafter (commonly referred to as the bursting of the Mississippi Bubble). The bank had been consolidated with the Compagnie d'Occident, under Law's control, and speculation in the trading arm of the endeavor soon overran the bank end of the business. It was, however, extremely successful until it collapsed and caused an economic crisis in France and across Europe. His experiment in France - to issue paper currency backed by investments - was in high gear at the time this document was drafted. Law's financial structure was just beginning to hemorrhage, and its dramatic collapse was about to take place. It ended badly for Law, who died in exile.

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        Kst.- Karte, n. Behaim aus Doppelmayer, "Geographische Vorstellung eines Globi, welchen Anno 1492 Herr Martin Behaim im Diametro bey 20. Zollen zu Nürnberg exhibiret".

      . mit Grenz- u. Flächenkolorit,, 1720, 30 x 40,5. Behaim Ausstellungskatalog 3.34: Als erste der zahlreichen Nachbildungen und Abzeichnungen des Globus wurde v. dem Nürnberger Historiker Joh. G. Doppelmayr die Form einer Darstellung in 2 Scheiben, sogenannten Planisphären gewählt, deren linke die alte Welt mit Europa, Afrika und einem Teil Asiens zeigt, deren rechte aber Ostasien mit der imaginären Darstellung Südostasiens und Japans präsentiert. - Tadellos. - Gerahmt ( framed )

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        "PROSPECT und GRUNDRIS der des HEIL. RÖM. REICHS-STADT NÜRNBERG samt ihren LINIEN und GEGEND auf eine Meil wegs herumb ...". Kolorierter Kupferstich von J.B. Homann. Um 1720. 50:57 cm. - In Handarbeitsrahmung (75:83 cm).

      Nürnberg: Homann, 1720. Fauser 10089. - Über der prächtig kolorierten Gesamtansicht, die ebenfalls kolorierte Karte. Die von allegorischen Figuren flankierte und von einer Bordüre umgebene Gesamtansicht aus östlicher Richtung, geht von St. Peter links am Bildrand, bis zum Lauffertorturm rechts. Zahlreiche Gebäude nummeriert und in der Legende benannt. Die Karte zeigt ungefähr das Gebiet von der Linie Flexdorf-Oberasbach im Westen, Bislohe-Ziegelstein im Norden, Erlenstegen-Mögeldorf-Dutzenteich im Osten und Reichelsdorf-Stein und Eibach im Süden. - Außer den üblichen Faltspuren im Bug, von sehr schöner Gesamterhaltung..

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        "CIRCULI FRANCONIAE PARS ORIENTALIS ET POTIOR novissime delineata ...". Teilkolorierte Kupferstichkarte von I.B. Homann. Um 1720. 55,7:94 cm. Kaum sichtbare Quetschfalte im Bereich des Mittelfalzes. - In Handarbeitsrahmung (80:71 cm).

      Nürnberg: Homann, 1720. Die Karte erfaßt fast ganz Franken und angrenzende Gebiete. Sie reicht von Saalfeld im Norden, Weiden im Osten, Ingolstadt im Süden bis nach Würzburg im Westen. An diese angefügt wurde die östlich angrenzende Karte, sodaß nun der gesamte fränkische Kreis zu sehen ist und außerdem die Kurfürstentümer Mainz, Pfalz und Trier..

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        Regnorum Hungariae, Dalmatiae, Kroatiae , Sclavoniae, Bosniae et Serviae.....

      Nürnberg ca. 1720. Karte zeigt gesamt Osteuropa mit 2 prachtvollen Kartouchen, einmal mit Ansicht von Belgrad und Temeschwar und dem, Karte auf 4 Platten gedruckt und zusammen gefügt, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 95 x 112. Zustand: Faltstellen fachmännisch restauriert

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        The Works of the famous Nicholas Machiavel, Citizen and Secretary of Florence. Written originally in Italian, and from thence newly and faithfully translated into English. The third edition, carefully corrected

      London: Smith, Robinson, Ward. Very Good. 1720. Third Edition. Nicely bound in c. 1920s full black morocco. Title page repaired leaving tape mark; page 543 extensively repaired with tape again leaving residue (please request images). Treatises on: 1. The History of Florence; 2. The Prince; 3. The Original of the Guelf and Ghibiline Factions; 4. The Life of Castruccio Castracani; 5. The Murther of Vitelli & c. by Duke Valentino; 6. The State of France; 7. The State of Germany; 8. The Discourses on Titus Livius; 9. The Art of War; 10. The Marriage of Belphegor, a Novel; 11. Nicholas Machiavel's Letter in Vindication of himself and his Writings ; 4to: 8 1/2 x 12 5/8; 215x320mm; [xxiv]; 543 pages .

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        Vies des plus célebres marins. Paris, Berlin, 1789. 13 parts in 11 volumes. 18mo in 6's. With 10 engraved frontispiece portraits. Original blue boards.

      Chadenat 3845; Polak 8242 (note). First edition of the complete series of the still valuable biographies of the most famous sea-captains in history, by Adrien Richer (1720-1798). It was originally published in parts from 1780 to 1786, and is here for the first time published together as a set with separate title. Another set was published between 1815 and 1817 containing only 8 parts and another in 1817 containing 11 parts. German and Dutch translations appeared of several parts. Included are detailed biographies of lives of the Turkish admiral Barberousse, Cornelis Tromp, Captain Paulin (Baron de la Garde), Doria, Forbin, Le Grand Duquesne, Jean & Victor Marie d'Estrées, Jean Bart, Michiel de Ruyter and Maréchal De Tourville. All biographies, except those of the Estrées, father and son, are accompanied by a portrait of the admiral or sea-captain treated. Bindings slightly rubbed, some title-labels worn off. In very good condition.

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        Prospectus Elegantiores Splendidissimæ Archiepiscopalis Urbis Salisburgensis, præcipuarumque in ea Illustrium, ac maximè mirabilium, tam Sacrarum quam profanarum Aedium, pro ornamento tabulæ Geographicæ ex utroque latere et infra appendendo exhibiti à Io. Baptista Homanno Noribergæ.

      *** 11 Salzburger prospekter. I nedre højre hjørne Salzburg i fugleperspektiv : Die Hoch-Fürstl. Haubt und Residenz Stadt Salzburg, von Mitternacht anzusehen. De øvrige 10 prospekter : Facade des prächtigen neuen Universitets Tempels, Prospect der neuen Universitets Kirchen, Prospect der Facade des Ertzbisch: hohen Thums, Prospect der Ertzbischöffl: hochen Thum Kirchen, Prospect von dem inneren Platz der Benedict Universitet, Haubt-Vestung und Schloss Hohen Salzburg, Hochfürstl: Neu-Bau, Der ansehnlich Hoch Fürstl: Hoffstall, Sommer Reitschul, Lust-Palast und Garten Klessheim.Kobberstik. 49 x 57 cm. Udgivet i Nürnberg [ formentlig 1720-1730 ]. Gammel kolorering. Et par små rifter ved papirets nedre kant. I nyere ramme med glas på begge sider. Rammen måler 55 x 63 cm

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        Nova Territorii Erfordiensis in suas Praefecturas accurate divisi descriptio cui accedit. Erfordiae Urbis exterior Facien et Prospectus

      Nürnberg, Homann, um 1720.. Altkolorierter Kupferstich, Bildausschnitt 47,5 x 57 cm, Blattgr. 54 x 62,5 cm. Detailreiche Karte des Erfurter Gebietes mit Panorama der Stadt unterhalb der Karte; etwas flauer Abdruck, sonst von guter Erhaltung

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        [Collection of satirical plates and illustrated poems related to Het groote tafereel der dwaasheid ]. Including: -11 very rare broadsheets, each of the first 10 with a satirical poem and 1 or more woodcut illustrations, the last with a verse by Joost van den Vondel and an engraved illustration.[Netherlands, ca. 1720] (items 1-10); Rotterdam, Pieter vander Veer, 1721 (item 11). 1mo. Modern green half cloth.-8 engraved prints with letterpress text by Jan de Ridder.[Netherlands, ca. 1720]. Folio. Modern green half cloth.-45 engraved satirical plates (including 2 made up of 4 separate prints each, and with a duplicate plate).[Netherlands, ca. 1721]. Various formats. Each in passepartout.-12 separate prints (a few with letterpress text) and 2 copies of an engraved map in 2 parts, showing the coast of South America and the South Sea.[Netherlands, ca. 1721]. Various formats. The whole kept together in a large 20th-century green half cloth portfolio (50×70 cm).

      Frans de Bruyn, "Het Groote Tafereef der Dwaasheid and the Speculative Bubble of 1720", in: Eighteenth-Century Life, vol. 24, no. 1 (winter 2000), pp. 62-87; Muller, Historieplaten, pp. 103-132. Collection of satirical plates and illustrated poems related to Het groote tafereel der dwaasheid, a famous collection of texts and plates satirizing the Englishman John Law, his Mississippi Company, and the international land and trading speculation in worthless shares, known as the South Sea Bubble of 1719-1720, which resulted in an international scandal. Nearly every copy or set has a different makeup.The present set of plates doesn't include the text, but does include a set of 10 very rare broadsheets with satirical poems and woodcut illustrations, according to Muller "the woodcuts especially are very rare, for some I have seen no other copy than the one described here". Other rare items in the collection are the 2 copies of a, non-satirical, engraved map of the coast of South America and the South Sea, in two parts with the titles "De Zuyd-zee" and "De Pacifische of Zuyd zee", not listed by Muller, and a series of 8 engraved prints, with letterpress text, by Jan de Ridder.Many items, including the rare broadsheets, untrimmed, with most deckles intact. Some items slightly worn, especially among the loose prints, but the others in very good condition, only occasionally restored at the folds.

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        An Act for the further Preventing Robbery, Burglary, and other Felonies , and for the more effectual Transportation of Felons

      London: John Baskett, 1720. Small folio, 8 pp. including armorial title, text pp. 451-455), some browning and offsetting, but very good; disbound. Rare: with the same short-title as the Transportation Act of 1718 (see previous item), this is the first significant amendment of that Act, giving details of the institution of transportation and relating some new additions to the types of crime punishable, 'whereas the laws in being have not yet proved effectual to the suppression of Robbery, Burglary and other Felonies…'. This Act gives more concrete information regarding the ways in which anyone convicted of the type of crime by which 'they may be sent or transported to any of His Majesties Colonies or Plantations in America' is to be treated, including details on their status while pending transportation, and the penalties due to any person who seeks to assist or rescue these felons. The Act also renews the death penalty for anyone convicted of transportation who returns to Britain without lawful cause.

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        Kst.- Karte, bei Covens und Mortier, "Praefectura Paranambucae, pars medridionalis".

      . um 1720, 40 x 44. Seltene, westorientierte Regionalkarte von Brasilien. Mit schönem und dekorativen Kartenschmuck. ( Putten mit Wappen, großer Windrose und Meilenanzeiger. ). - Dargestellt ist die Küstenregion nördl. der Mündung des Rio Sao Francisco, die Region Alagoas.

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        A NATURAL HISTORY OF ENGLISH INSECTS, Illustrated with a Hundred Copper Plates Curiously Engraven from the Life and Exactly Coloured by the Author.

      London, Printed for the author, and sold by Wiliam and John Innys, 1720.FIRST EDITION, 1720, plates in second state as usual. 4to, approximately 285 x 230 mm, 11¼ x 9 inches, 88 hand coloured plates with letterpress description, each plate is dedicated to a subscriber or well known personality, LACKING 12 plates and the descriptive text that goes with them, numbers, 8, 9, 11, 16, 49, 59, 60, 65, 66, 69, 80 and 84. Pages: [12] (Title page, Dedication, Preface, Names of Subscribers), 88 pages of text, bound in full calf, rebacked, gilt decorated spine, maroon gilt lettered label, blind decoration to covers, marbled endpapers. Corners worn with board just showing at tips, slight shelf wear to edges, many plates have light offset from text, text has offset from plates leaving small pale brown stains, all text legible, pale age - browning and foxing to text with the odd brown spot, 1 plate has small closed tear, not affecting image, 1 plate and 1 page of text have closed tear to top margin neatly repaired, not affecting text or image, labels removed from pastedown and first endpaper leaving loss of surface to marbled paper, small line of text on title page ruled through with old ink, but all text legible, occasional small ink note to top of text pages, otherwise a good copy. See: A Bibliography of British Lepidoptera 1680 - 1799, by Arthur A. Lisney, pages 77 - 82. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Tsarskogo Velichestva ukaz, o vyshnikh i nizhikh sudakh i chelobitchikakh (His Royal Highness the Tsar's ukase, on high and low courts and petitioners)

      St. Petersburg, May 4, 1720. Single folio leaf of laid paper with watermark and woodcut printer's device at the bottom (unresized, ca. 49 x 36 cm). Old crease marks; nicks and small tears along folds and edges; old moisture stains. This imperial decree (or ukase) was issued as an installment in Peter the Great’s long-running campaign to create efficiency in Russia’s bureaucratic governance. In particular, this decree directly recalls Peter’s attempts to streamline the unwieldly legal system of early modern Russia by putting into place systematic protocols for dealing with dissenting opinions in the judiciary. Such instances were apparently often referred to the body of one of Peter’s other great innovations, the Imperial Senate (a body which, as scholars like LeDonne and Vernandsky would later point out, suffered from a cardinal lack of direction from the Tsar, and was thus less than wholly effective). The great reformations of the Russian bureaucratic (and literary) idiom were still decades in the future and the language of this document reflects the florid chancery idiom of the late Tsardom of Muscovy, which was on the verge of growing into the Russian Empire (1721). A superb example of the reform spirit of Peter the Great’s administration and a substantial, and sometimes quite humorous, exemplar of the multi-faceted administrative reformations that made Peter the Great the wonder of his age. Ukases of the Petrine period were printed in small number and meant for distribution throughout Muscovy, and are thus scarce. This particular one is not found in Bitovt.

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        Kst.- Karte, b. Valk u. Schenk, "Insvlae Canariae olim Fortvnatae dictae".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, um 1720, 42 x 52,5. Broekema, Printed Maps of the Canary Islands, Nr. 132. - Ostorientierte Karte mit 2 Kartuschen, die auch noch Madeira zeigt. - Perfekter Zustand.

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        Gesamtans., mit Beschreibung links und rechts, "Cracau, die Fürnehmste Haupt Stadt in Polen".

      . Kupferstich v. G. Bodenehr, um 1720, 15,5 x 44. Fauser 6977.

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        Kst.- Karte, b. J. B. Homann, "Nova Tabula Scaniae, quae est - Gothia Australis Provincias Scaniam, Hallandiam et Blekingiam ...".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, um 1720, 48 x 57. Rechts unten eine große und dek. Titelkartusche, rechts oben Nebenkarte v. Hallandiae. - Die Karte zeigt das südl. Schweden.

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