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        L'etat present de la Suede : avec un abrege de l'histoire de ce royaume / Traduit de l'anglois de M. Robinson

      A Amsterdam : Chez Pierre Brunel, 1720. New Edition. Physical desc. : [8], 424 p : fold. Map ; 17 cm ; 8vo. Subjects: Sweden - Description and travel - Travel literature. Sweden - History. Title page in red and black with publisher's device. Language: French. Fair to good copy bound in contemporary full aniline calf. Raised bands, gilt-titled label, and elaborate gilt-decorated compartments to spine. Some wear to spine edges and bands, and also to the gilt-decorated panel edges. Previous owner's annotations and signature to ffep, verso ffep and after p.424, with a small inscription to the title page. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Valetta Civitas Nova Maltae olim Millitae

      Van der Aa, Pierre, Leiden - A dynamic bird's-eye view of Valletta, the capital city of Malta, published circa 1720. Seen from the northwest, the city is richly detailed, although likely arranged more geometrically than in reality. Surrounding cities of Senglea and Vittoriosa, as well as Fort Ricasoli, are also shown to the left of the capital. A figured title cartouche in the lower left shows a group of men, one carrying a trunk on his back bearing the title. The surrounding waters are filled with decorative ships, and a French coat of arms is drawn in the upper left corner to indicate France's colonial control of the region. A key in the upper right identifies 46 principal spots in the town. The map is in very good condition with overall toning and no chips or tears. Original uncolored engraving with narrow margins as issued. Olfert Dapper (c. 1635 %u2013 1689) was a Dutch physician and writer. His work was especially valued then and now for its precise style of engraving, of which this map of Valletta is a beautiful example. Map. Copper plate engraving. Image measures 11 1/8 x 14 3/8".

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Principatus Transilvaniae in suas quasque Nationes earumque Sedes et Regiones cum finitimis vicnorum Statuum Provinciis accurate divisus operá Ioh. Baptistae Homanni.

      Homann,, Norimberg (Nürnberg), 1720 - Altkolorierter Kupferstich. Norimberg (Nürnberg), Homann, [um 1720]. ca. 48,3 x 57 cm. Mittig angeklebter Falz a. Rückseite, Gbrsp., etw. fingerfleckig, kl. Fehlstellen entlang der Kante. Lateinisch

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Afbeeldinge van't zeer vermaarde Eiland Geks-Kop

      Amsterdam, 1720. Copper engraving, 30 x 23.5 cms, black and white, elaborate engraved border, Dutch text beneath; generous margins, blank verso. A Dutch map, satirising the folly of their French neighbours (although the English South Sea Bubble burst in the same year). Colourful Scottish financier John Law won the confidence of the Duke of Orleans (then Regent of France), and was permitted to set up the Mississippi Company, which controlled all trade with France’s vast and largely unexplored American possessions - believed to be rich in gold and silver. He established the Royal Bank and issued paper money based on the supposed value of shares in the company. Eventually he was minting French coinage, collecting taxes and largely controlling the French economy. The value of the shares soared, the French economy boomed, more paper notes were issued and after a period of wild speculation confidence collapsed, ruining investors throughout Europe. The imaginary ‘mad-head’ island depicted by the engraver in a sea of shares and inhabited by shareholders (discovered by Mr Law-rens) has an ass’s ears and wears a fool’s cap. Cartographic features are given punning names such as the River Bubble, the Island of Despair and the town of ‘Madmandam’.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        A New Map of The North Parts of America claimed by France

      London., 1720 [1730]. under the names of Louisiana, Mississippi, Canada and New France with the adjoyning terriories of England and Spain....Herman Moll 1720. 2 sheets joined. Size: 630 x 1040 mm. Copperplate map with original outline colour. Some skilful paper restoration to map folds and to worm holes, some staining, however, the overall condition is excellent. This interesting and intriguing map by Herman Moll was published as a possible rebuttal to the Frenchman Guillaume DeLisle's claims to French possessions in America via his earlier map of 1718 of the Mississippi valley. This map, and that of Delisle, were strategic and important weapons in the cartographic war that raged at that time between France and Britain for European dominance in America. The map is decorated with a large inset of "The Indian Fort Sasquesahanor", the fort according DeLisle's map marked the dividing line between French and British territories. There are two inset plans: that of Annapolis harbour, and the mouth of the Mississippi river in the Gulf of Mexico. There is a delightful cartouche dedicated to Thomas Bromsall. This is a map that has strong decorative, cartographic and political appeal to the collector and scholar alike.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La Californie Ou Nouvelle Caroline

      Engraved map of California by Nicholas de Fer, published in 1720 showing California as an island.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        The Western Prospect of Bears-Den Hall in Co. Surrey.

      London 1720 - Broadside, large folio, overall 10" x 14", etched, printed one side as issued. A rare Satire on the villa occupied by the Norwegian gem engraver and artist Charles Christian Reisen. The purpose of this satire is puzzling. It has been suggested that it is a joke or a sly dig at a fellow artist/engraver, or even a squib at the country gentry that went in for this king of subscription engraving of their country seat. It has also bee suggested that the part referred to as "The Office for Foxes Eggs" may infer a political skit against the Whigs. Exceedingly rare. BM. No 1695

      [Bookseller: A. R. Heath Rare Books]
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        The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in Ireland

      London: J Wilford, 1720 WITH the true state and condition of that Kingdom before the year 1640; and the most material passages and actions which since that time have contributed to the Calamities it hath undergone. [16], [1], 2-381 pp, 1 pl (portrait), [1] advert, frontispiece of the Duke of Ormonde. In worn contemporary brown full calf, gilt tooling, corners and edges bumped and worn. Spine, joints worn, raised bands, lacking title label, gilt tooling, edges bumped and worn. Internally, hinges loose, contemporary ownership signature of Catherine Williams to fep, text block edges reddened, some very minor browning to first and last few pages to margins, ffep & frontispiece has some chips to front edge not affecting the plate of the Duke. A nice copy of a very scarce and important work by the much celebrated Earl. (ESTC T53951. Lowndes 468. Allibone 385) The Earl of Clarendon, historian and politician. (see ODNB)

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        Le Guide Ou nouvelle description d'Amsterdam,

      Amsterdam, chez Paul de la Feuille,, 1720. Enseignant aux Voyageurs, et aux Negoçians Sa Splendeur, son Commerce, & la Description de ses Edifices, Ruës, Ports, Canaux, Ponts, Ecluses, &c. &c. La connoissance des Poids, des Mésures, des Aunages & du Change des principales Villes de l'Europe, le Reglement de la Banque & du Lombart: Le Tarif des Droits d'Entrée & de Sortie des Marchandises de France, d'Espagne, de Hollande, de Liège, &c. Le départ des Postes, des Chariots & des Barques. Nouvelle Edition augmentée considerablement. Octavo (166 × 105 mm), in 2 parts as issued. Rebound in antique-style panelled calf, red morocco label, date in gilt at foot, edges uncut. 20 double-page folding engraved plates, and 8 folding engraved plates printed on both sides of Dutch and European flags. Contents lightly browned in places, a very good copy. Third, enlarged and best edition, with running text for the first time instead of dialogues and with 20 instead of 17 plates, of this mercantile guide to Amsterdam. The plates show the most important buildings of the town, such as the town hall (now the palace on the Dam), the stock exchange, the main churches, the four city gates, the buildings of the Dutch East India Company, the Portuguese Synagogue, etc. The flag plates are from Fokkens's L'Art de Blason. The second part, with divisional title dated 1718 and separate pagination ("Tarif general des Provinces Unies…"), lists import and export tariffs imposed by the United Provinces, as well as tariff rates imposed at the Sont, the entrance to the Baltic, and the last ordinances on the subject, dated 1652 and 1655. The Guide was first published in 1701, most copies being bound with an edition of the Tarif of 1707; a second edition is printed in 1709.

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        The True Nature of Imposture Fully Display'd in the Life of Mahomet

      London, E. Curll And J. Hooke [Etc. ] 1720 - Subjects: Muhammad, Prophet, d. 632. Deism--Controversial literature. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the original gilt-blocked label laid-back. Raised bands &c. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 260 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Medicina Statica: Being The Aphorisms Of Sanctorius, Translated into English with large Explanations To which is added Dr. Keil's Medicina Statica Britannica, with comparative Remarks, and Explanations. As also Medico-Physical Essays on Agues, Fevers, An Elastick Fibre, The Gout, The Leprosy, Kings-Evil, Venereal Diseases

      London: W. and J. Newton et al, 1720. Second edition. leather_bound. Modern quarter brown calf with black leather spine label printed in gilt. and marbled boards. Fine./No Dust Jacket. 344 pages, Index (9) AND Preface (6), 116 pages re MEDICO-PHYSICAL ESSAYS containing a separate title page. 20 x 14 cm. Engraved frontispiece and folding plate. A medical writer apprenticed to an apothecary he practiced medicine in London, eventually earning a medical degree at the University of Edinburgh. A dissenter, friend to Dr. Richard Mead and Dr. John Woodward, his ENGLISH DISPENSATORY, 1721 was widely popular going through many editions. Mild text browning.

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        The works of Sir William Temple, bart. (2 volume set)

      A. Churchill, 1720-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 volume set in folio. A superior copy, suitable for a gift. 33 cm. Rebound in full modern leather. Fine binding and cover. Red leather spine labels. A handsome set. All edges red. Internally very good, with clean, white, unmarked pages. A few marginal spots. Contents: V.1. Some account of the life and writings of Sir William Temple, bart. Observations upon the United Provinces of the Netherlands. Miscellanea [in 3 pts., pt. 3 ed. by Jonathan Swift]. Memoirs, the the third part [1679-1680, ed. by Jonathan Swift]. Memoirs [1672-1679]. / V.2. Letters written by Sir William Temple, bart. and other ministers of state, both at home and abroad [1665-1672] ... published by Jonathan Swift. Letters to the King [i.e. Charles II], the Prince of Orange, the chief ministers of state and other persons ... published by Jonathan Swift. An introduction to the history of England. <br><br> This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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        The Modern Justice: Containing the Business of a Justice of Peace

      1720. Jacob, Giles [1686-1744]. The Modern Justice: Containing the Business of a Justice of Peace, In All its Parts. As an Abridgment of the Common Law, And of All the Acts of Parliament Relating to Justices of Peace, Constables, and Other Parish Officers Under Them, Compleat Down to this Time; And Some Special Law-Cases to Illustrate the Same. With Great Variety of the Most Authentick Precedents of Precepts, Summons, Warrants, Examinations, Commitments, Indictments, &c. Regularly Interspersed, Fitting all Occasions for Putting of the Laws in Force. Also the Chairman&#39;s Charge in the Quarter-Sessions; Proceedings in Trying of Criminals, Motions and Trials of Causes Relating to Settlements, &c. And the Particular Power of Mayors, Given by Statute, with Precedents of Warrants, &c. in all Cases. To Which are Added, A Concise Account of the Constitution and Government of a Considerable Workhouse for Employing of the Poor Within the City of Bristol. An Alphabetical Table Shewing what Acts of Parliament do Concern the Business of a Justice. And a Compleat Table to the Whole. Corrected, Improv&#39;d, and Continued to this Present Year, 1720. [London]: Printed by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling, 1720. [viii], 502, [42] pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary paneled calf, rebacked in period style, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, hinges mended. Some rubbing to extremities with some wear to corners, light toning to text. Later owner signature to front free endpaper, brief annotation to rear pastedown, internally clean. * Third edition. This is the final and most complete edition. The first edition appeared in 1717. It was reissued in 1718 with new preliminaries. In the third edition Jacob has "continued the statutes to the present year; added many new entire heads and precedents never before printed; a very great number of references, and variety of cases and resolutions in the superior courts" (preface). He also added about 100 pages of new material. One of the most interesting features is the detailed six-page description of the workhouse at Bristol. It forms part of a full chapter devoted to the Poor Law (pp.324-348). OCLC locates 11 copies of this edition in North American law libraries. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:228.

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        Unfug und Ungrund derjenigen Gravaminum, Welche Kurtz nach Ihrer Königl. Hoheit Bischöfflicher Regierung des Fürstenthums und Stiffts Oßnabrück des Dom-Capitul daselbst Anfänglich bey Ihrer Königl. Majestät von Groß-Britannien, umb durch Dero höheste interposition deren billigmäßige Abhelffung zu erhalten, Nachgehends aber durch eine ansich ungegründete auch längst desert gewordene und renunciirte Appellation bey Hochlöbl. Reichs-Hoff-Rath introducirt. Sambt angehengter vorläuffiger Verzeichniß Einiger ... zum Nachtheil der Evangelischen, Catholischer seits verfügter Beschwerden und Contraventionen des Westphäl. Friedens-schlußes und perpetuirlicher Capitulation

      Osnabrück, Kisling 1720. 30 cm. (2), 344 Seiten Umschlag - Fink S. 16 - Wichtige Sammlung zum Konflikt des Osnabrücker Domkapitels mit dem Fürstbischof Herzog Ernst August II. von Braunschweig-Lüneburg. Enthält 45 Beschwerden seitens des Osnabrücker Domkapitels mit der jeweiligen Antwort. Weitere Erläuterungen im Anhang: Archidiakone, deren Gerichtsbarkeit und Jurisdiktion, besonders im Hochstift Osnabrück; Capitulatio des Domkapitels in der Sedisvakanz von 1698; Geheime Instruktion des Domkapitels vom 27. Mai 1647; Rechtsverstöße gegen die Capitulatio perpetua; Capitulatio perpetua nach dem im Original im Staatsarchiv zu Hannover -

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        A Plan of the City&#39;s of London, Westminster and Borough of Southwark with the new Additional Buildings Anno 1720

      London: Senex, 1720. Copper-engraved map by Samuel Parker, with full modern colour, skilfully repaired split at top of centerfold, overall in very good condition. 20 3/8 x 25 inches. A fascinating, highly detailed map of London by one of the leading English cartographers of the period. This is an excellent parish by parish, block by block map of the London that was built after the Great Fire of 1666. (St. Paul&#39;s was completed in 1710). The map includes an index that locates the 87 parishes in London and Westminster, and eight in Southwark. Many parishes had new churches built between the years 1670 and 1711, 52 of which were designed and executed by Christopher Wren. Samuel Parker, the engraver, did a superb job of drawing and engraving so that minute details of the city&#39;s topography are shown. The attractive cartouche includes symbols of London&#39;s greatness: two cornucopeias, one of fruit and one of precious metal objects and jewels. At the base is a picture of a king, presumably George II, whose sword and scepter are supported by two dragons. To the sides and behind these are symbols of British cultural and mercantile superiority. The map is dedicated to Sir Peter Delme, a very wealthy and powerful gentleman, one of the first residents of Grosvenor Square, and, for a time, Lord Mayor. Darlington & Howgego, Printed Maps of London, 65

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Accurater Grundris der Konigl. Spanischen Haupt und Residentz Stadt Madrit . [Madrid]

      1720 - A large-scale, detailed plan of the Spanish capital of Madrid with four views below showing major buildings and a scene of a bullfight. Vignettes show the cityâ&#128;&#153;s inhabitants in their finery and the â&#128;&#152;Hermitage St. Antonioâ&#128;&#153;.Viewsof (Aranjuez; Buen Retiro; bullfight; city palace) below

      [Bookseller: Art Source International Inc.]
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        (Map of Denmark--City of Copenhagen): Accurate Vorstellung der Beruhmten Meer-Enge Zwischen der Nord und ost See der Sunt Genant, mit der Herumlingenden Gegend von Seeland undSchonen, Nebst der... Stadt Copenhagen

      Nuremberg: Homan, 1720. Striking map, vg w/minor soiling (image clean and bright), date approximate. Birdseye view of Copenhagen below, with 3 smaller birdseyes of other locations as insets (upper left). This family of German mapmakers helped to revive their country&#39;s cartographic industry. 49x57cm. These were, in some sense, derivates of the earlier views of Braun & Hogenberg..

      [Bookseller: The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books]
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        Comitatus Flandriæ.

      Handcoloured engraved map of Belgium. Nürnberg ca. 1720. 47,5 x 56 cm. Title with decorative cartouche

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        Gemmarum Affabre Sculptarum Thesaurus quem suis sumptibus haud exiguis nec parvo studio collegit J. M. ab Ebermayer Norimbergensis. WITH: Capita Deorum et Illustrium Hominum Pacis Bellique Artibus Clarissimorum Nec Non Hieroglyphica, Abraxea Et Amuleta Quaedam, In Gemmis Antiqua Partim-Enarravit Observationibusque Historicis Illustravit Erhardus Reusch. 1721

      Nuremburg: Aedibus Ebermayerianis, 1720-22. (GEMS) First edition. 5 parts in One Volume vols., Folio. With folding portrait and folding plate of Cabinet. 30 plates, part I, 1720; 7 plates part II, 1722; 4 plates, part III, 1722; and 5 plates, part IV, 1722. Contemporary mottled sheep, rebacked. Wear, staining and some cracking to the bottom back board, and bottom of spine, internally a fine crisp copy. Graesse 1: 276; Ebert 6547 . Ebermayer (1664-1743) was a Nuremberg banker whose very fine collection of gems featured many with portraits cut in relief of all the Luminaries of Ancient and Modern History. The last 4 parts are quite rare. According to Graesse, the first is usually encountered with another collection of engraved gems by Erhard Reusch, published in the same year

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        [Carte Méthodique]

      [Paris: Silvestre, no date but circa 1720-60]. 1 engraved dedication/explanation leaf (3 3/8 x 4 7/16 inches), 52 engraved cards (each 3 3/8 x 2 3/16 inches), each backed on 19th-century card. All contained within a single early 20th-century brown straight-grained morocco slipcase modelled as a book and titled in gilt on &#39;spine&#39;. A very rare complete set of early 18th-century playing cards, intended as an illustration of heraldry in France. Later issue of this ornamental set of numbered playing cards in the French suit system (hearts, clubs, diamonds, spades), after a presumed first of 1712. The set as a whole is intended to offer a simple explanation and illustration of the science of Heraldry, with each of the cards featuring one or more shields. These shields are used as a demonstration of a particular heraldic term, but also include a caption naming the French family whose arms they represent. A number of the cards are enlivened by one or more figures. This set is likely to be from one of three known issues of the Carte Methodique recorded by the Cary Collection at Yale University. In each of the three known sets, the imprint of the publisher appears printed on the whole sheet of cards. For the present set, this information was lost when the sheet was cut to form the present fifty-three separate cards. Cary Collection, FRA sheet 177,197; GER sheet 242; Albertina 1974, 3, p.167; S. Mann 1966, p.133.

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        Belgradum sive Alba Graeca ... Belgrad od. Griechisch Weissenb. ..." Grundriss, darunter "Belgrad oder Griechisch Weissenburg." schmale Gesamtansicht. 2 Darstellungen auf 1 Blatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Matthäus Seutter um 1720. 50x58 cm. - Der Grundriss mit den Befestigungsanlagen, Donau und Save, Legende und Textkartusche mit beschreibendem Text zur Geographie und Geschichte der Stadt. Die Gesamtansicht von der Savemündung aus mit Legende a - g. 5 kl. Flecke.

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        Provinciarum Persicarum Kilaniae nempe Chirvaniae Dagestaniae [

      1720 - This map of the south part of the Caspian sea covers the Caucasus and Turkmenistan. A fine and strongly engraved view of the city of Baku (the former Tereki) is inset in a decorative cartouche at upper right. Armenia is prominently noted covering the country to Erivan on the North and Lake Van on the South. The Turkish Genocide of the Armenians in 1915 resulted in the deaths of 1.5 millions Armenians of which my Grandmothers family was slaughtered in front of her and she was sent to the desert to die. Shame on the Turkish people for still being in denial of this atrocity.

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        Sphaerarvm Artificialivm Typica Repraesentatio ..." Schaublatt mit Erd- und Himmelsglobus und einer Armillarsphäre

      Altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von Johann Baptist Homann um 1720. 49.5x59 cm. - Dekoratives Blatt mit Darstellungen von Idealmodellen der geographischen Instrumente auf verzierten Gestellen. Der Himmelsglobus mit deutlich erkennbaren Sternzeichen, der Erdglobus zeigt Europa, Afrika und Asien. Schönes Blatt in gutem Erhalt.

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        Prospectus elegantiores splendidissimae Archiepiscopalis urbis SalIsburgensis

      Nürnberg. Homann (ca. 1720).. Altkolor. Kupferstich 49,5 x 57,5 cm. Kl. Läsuren im w. Rd., sonst von guter Erhaltung. Nebehay-W. 265,75; Fauser 12396 - Gesamtansicht der Stadt aus der Vogelperspektive umgeben von Teilansichten: Universitätskirche, Sommerreitschule, Schloß Klesheim, Hofstallungen, Festung, Universität, Erzbischöfl. Palais u.a.

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        Nova Tabula Scaniæ, quæ est Gothia australis provincias Scaniam, Hallandiam et Blekingiam.

      Kobberstukket kort over Skåne, Halland og Blekinge. Nürnberg c. 1720. Lysmål: 57x48 cm. Arkmål: 64x54 cm. Smuk samtidig håndkolorering. Med stor heraldisk-allegorisk titelkartouche. Indrammet med passepartout i elegant moderne guldramme.. Dekorativt kort over Skånelandene. Det nordlige Halland er på grund af arkets format indsat som et kort for sig

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        Insulæ Danicæ in Mari Balthico sitæ, (...) Zeelandia, Fionia, Langelandia, Lalandia, Falstriæ, Fembria, Mona.

      Kobberstukket kort over Sjælland og de øvrige danske øer. Nürnberg c. 1720. 49x56 cm. Med brede margener. Smuk samtidig håndkolorering. Med heraldisk titelkartouche med gengivelse af indsejlingen til Øresund. Indrammet med passepartout i smal moderne guldramme.. Velbevaret eksemplar af dette smukke specialkort over de danske øer. Med farveprægtig kartouche med gengivelse af indsejlingen til Øresund under det danske kongevåben

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        Pars Vederoviæ plurimas ditiones Prins. et Com. Nassovicor. impromis vero Regionem Schwalbacasem...

      Handcoloured engr. map of the German Rhine region. Nürnberg ca. 1720. 47 x 55 cm. Title with decorative cartouce. Lower right with 2 scenes: the spa town of Schwalbach and the spa well with people drinking water. A clean copy in old handcol

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        THE WORKS. Of the famous Nicholas Machiavel, Citizen and \\secretary of Florence. Written in Italian, and from thence newly and faithfully translated into Emglish. The Third Edition, carefully corrected

      Printed by T. W. for A. Churchill. London. 1720. THIRD ENGLISH EDITION. 4to. (11.9 x 8.8 inches). Bound in contemporary full calf. Spine with six raised bands. Compartments ruled, lettered and fully decorated in gilt. Double gilt rule and single piped border on boards. Hinges cracked but holding firm. Last few pages with water stain to the top inner margin of a few leaves and stain to the lower board but still overall a very good copy in an attractive early binding.

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        A New Map of the North Parts of America claimed by France

      London: printed for H. Moll, 1720. Engraved map (sheet size: 25 1/2 x 41 1/8 inches.), hand-colored in outline, with small irregularly-shaped engraved onlay titled "Advertisement" with 14 lines of text mounted to an area to the west of Florida and the Bahamas. In good condition apart from some marginal browning and spotting, occasional small marginal tears. A previously unrecorded first state of this important map, printed before the addition of the "Advertisement" to the plate. The outline colouring of the map has been specially applied to reflect the political realities in North America at the time. The unique feature of the present map is that the very important "Advertisement" or key which explains this colouring is only present here as a pasted-on slip. On all other recorded copies of this map this text is an integral part of the printed map. The "Advertisement" reads, in part: "All within the Blew Colour of this Map, shews what is Claim&#39;d by France under the Names of Louisiana, Mississipi &c. according to a French Map published at Paris with the French King&#39;s Privelege. The Yellow Colour what they allow ye English. The Red, Spain. The English Claim the Property of Carolina &#133; Hence any body ma[y] see, how much they would Incroach &c.". The lengthy engraved text in the panel beneath the title refers Moll&#39;s cartographic sources "A Great Part of this Map is taken from the original Draughts of Mr. [Nathaniel] Blackmore, ... Mr. [Richard] Berisford ... , Capt. [Thomas] Nairn and others". Moll goes on acknowledge that "the South West Part of Louisiana is done" after Guillaume Delisle&#39;s map of 1718 and that he has incorporated "the Division or Bounds according to that Map". The text also touches on the controversy over the various claims to Louisiana Territory and the English claim to Carolina. "Conflict over control of the Ohio Territory and the Mississippi Valley was reflected in a cartographic war between England and France. In 1718, French mapmaker Guillaume Delisle published Carte de la Louisiane et du Cours du Mississipi. For the British, the disturbing feature of Delisle&#39;s map was that he significantly reduced the western boundaries of the British colonies along the east coast, thereby adding territory claimed by England to French Louisiana. Two years later, Herman Moll published A New Map of the North parts of America claimed by France, directly challenging Delisle&#39;s boundary lines." (Degrees of Latitude p.123). Cf. Cumming British Maps of Colonial America pp.10-12; cf. Cumming The Southeast in Early Maps pp.21-24; cf. Degrees of Latitude 21 ("Only one state of the map is known"); Leighly California as an Island 180; McLaughlin The Mapping of California as an Island 197; Phillips A List of Maps of America p.570; cf. Reinhartz The Cartographer and the Literati- Herman Moll and His Intellectual Circle pp.18-36.

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        Praesentation eines Fischerstechens (Presentation of a Fishermen&#39;s Tournament)

      (Augsburg, c. 1720-1740). Six uncropped quarto-sized sheets for a peepshow with Engelbrecht&#146;s name printed in the lower right corner of each sheet. These brilliantly hand-colored engravings show a gala festivity by the riverside with gaily-dressed men and women &#147;jousting&#148; in boats, some falling into the water. The &#147;lances&#148; are rendered harmless with rounded ends. The first and last sheets show a colorful crowd of onlookers. Engelbrecht was a German engraver and printseller who created &#147;miniature theatres,&#148; where a series of engraved, cut-out cards could be inserted into a holder to create a three-dimensional scene. Engelbrecht&#146;s creations are thought to be the earliest paper theaters, a precursor to the popular accordion-fold peepshows of the nineteenth century. Included is a modern, wooden hinged stand with slots for viewing the peepshow. Small stain to one corner of the first sheet, still these are remarkably fine, very detailed, and bright examples of Engelbrecht&#146;s work, with wide, totally uncut margins.

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        Topographische Vorstellung der Neuen Russischen Haupt-Residenz und See-Stadt St. Petersburg.

      1720 - We believe this is one the most distinctive of Homann's town plans. The plan is dedicated to the city's founder Peter the Great, whose portrait can be seen in the huge title cartouche, surrounded by allegorical figures representing the arts and sciences he nurtured, including ship-building (which he studied in a shipyard in Deptford), printing & geography. A second map shows the position of the city in the mouth of the River Neva, and a vignette view shows the fortified island 'Crohn Schlot' protecting the city's approaches. Saint Petersburg was founded by the Tsar Peter the Great on May 27, 1703. From 1713 to 1728 and from 1732 to 1918, Saint Petersburg was the Imperial capital of Russia. In 1914 the name of the city was changed to Petrograd, in 1924 to Leningrad, and in 1991, back to Saint Petersburg.

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        Uberiorum Adnotationum Philologico-Exegeticarum in Hagiographos Vet. Testamenti Libros - [Vol. 2 - Volumen Secundum: Continens Adnotationes in Librum Iobi, Et in V. Megilloth Hoc Est in Canticum Canticorum, Libellum Ruthae, Threnos Ieremiae

      Halae : Sumtibus Orphanotrophei [Imprint Date With Turned "c"s], 1720. 1st Edition. Language: Latin. Subject: Bible. O. T. Hagiographa, Prophets - Commentaries - Early works to 1800. Volume 2 only. Head-piece, historiated initial. Printer&#39;s device with motto "Illo splendente levabor" on t. P. Title in red and black. Finely [and period-sympathetically] bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a short title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        The Poetical Works of Mr John Milton

      London: Jacob Tonson, 1720. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good +. Two volume complete set. Full 19th century (Bickers style) bevelled leather bindings. Large 4to. xvii(incl. subscribers list)/ 590 pages + index, vi/ 527 pages. Copper plate engraved frontis pieces and text engravings. A few page edges conserved. Very small/foxed pin hole to last few pages.Cover rubbed and worn in places. Red page edges. Red marbled end page. Scarce illustrated set.

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        [English Channel] Carte de la Manche

      Paris: Depot de la Marine, circa 1720. Copper-engraved map, later published by the Depot de la Marine. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition, apart from a vertical and a horizontal crease where the chart was folded. Image size: 23 ¼ x 31 7/8 inches. 26 ¾ x 39 ¼ inches. A stunning sea chart of the English Channel from one of the most celebrated French atlases "Le Neptune Francois" With the establishment of the Paris Observatory in 1667, a series of surveys by triangulation were conducted of the coasts of France. The findings were organized into elaborate sea charts and included in one of the greatest atlases of the age, Le Neptune Francois. Le Neptune Francois was first published in 1693 by Nicolas Sanson and Alex Hubert Jaillot in cooperation with J. D. Cassini. This lavish collection of sea charts was one of the most important contributions to the history of European mapmaking and helped establish France as a leader in cartographic study. Following the foundation of the National Hydrographic Service in 1720, also known as the Depot de la Marine, the French continued to dominate this field until well into the eighteenth century. The atlas was initially published in Paris but was quickly re-engraved and republished by Pierre Mortier in Amsterdam with accompanying French, Dutch, and English texts. Le Neptune Francois appeared in numerous editions before it was revised and republished by J. N. Bellin in 1753. This stunning chart is a wonderful example from this important atlas. Almost identical to Sanson and Jaillot&#39;s original map, this chart is a later publication issued by the Depot de la Marine. The map depicts the English Channel including the coast of Brittany from Brest to Dunquerque, and the coast of England from Brede Bay to Colchester. Morland & Banister, Antique Maps.

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      Madrid: Diego Martinez Abad, 1720.. 68pp. Small quarto. Middle Hill plain paper boards. Internally clean. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth box. From the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps, with his press mark. The Spanish printing of the Treaty of the Quadruple Alliance (Britain, Austria, France, and the Netherlands), by which the troubles over the Peace of Utrecht were finally settled, and a measure of peace was brought to the New World for several decades. France dropped all claims to Spanish colonies, and Philip V was confirmed in his New World dominions. Scarce. Not in EUROPEAN AMERICANA. OCLC locates only two copies. DAVENPORT 112. PALAU 339277. OCLC 34131498.

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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, marbled endpapers. Binding rubbed and scuffed, title label missing, hinges cracked and weak but holding on the cords, amateur repair to 1 cord, inner paper hinges cracked and strengthened with binder&#39;s white linen tape, 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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        Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improv&#39;d Being a Correct Coppy of Mr. Ogilby&#39;s Actual Survey of all ye Direct & Principal Cross Roads in England and Wales: Wherein are exactly Delineated & Engraven, All ye Cities, Towns, Villages, Churches, Seats &

      London: printed for, & sold by Tho: Bowles Print & Map Seller next ye Chapter House in St. Pauls Churchyard and Em. Bowen next ye King of Spain in S: Katherines, 1720. First edition, first issue. Engraved title, 4 leaves of "Table" and 273-engraved road and county maps. 4to (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches), later full panelled tan calf, spine with raised bands and later lettering piece. Some browning/dust marking to prelims., endpapers browned; generally very good and with good margins (no shaving). The rare first issue.

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        Dictionaire historique et critique. 3. édition, corrigée et augmentée par l&#39;Auteur. [Hrsg. Prosper Marchand]

      Rotterdam, Bohm 1720. 42 cm. 4 Bände. (8), 20, 942 S.; (6) S., S. 945-1830; (4) S., S. 1833-2680; (4) S., S. 2681-3132, (96) Seiten mit 4 (wiederholten) gestochenen Titelvignetten und 1 gestochenen Kopfvignette, Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit mit Rückentitel und reicher Rückenvergoldung - Carter-M. vergleiche S. 294f - Graesse I, 314 - Brunet I, 711 - Ebert 1791 - "Schönste und gesuchteste Ausgabe, "édit du régent" genannt" (Ebert). Vollständig mit der in Rot und Schwarz gedruckten Widmung an den Herzog von Orléans und dessen Porträt sowie den beiden Artikeln über König David in Band 2 (S. 963-65; 963-68). Eine der ersten nicht mehr in lateinischer Sprache abgefaßten Encyclopädien, die in der Zeit der Aufklärung viel beachtet wurde. Rücken und Ecken restauriert, Band 4 Wurmgang im weißen Rand, Vorsätze mit Namenszug. Band 2 am Schluß 2 Seiten zeitgenössische handschriftliche Ergänzung (in Französisch) zum Artikel "Hobbes" - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        A new Map of North America shewing its principal Divisions, Chief Cities, Townes, Rivers, Mountains &

      Kolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von Michael Burghers für Edward Wells aus "A new sett of maps ..." um 1720. 37.5x49 cm. - McLaughlin / Mayo 142.4 - Tooley, America 69 - Wagner, America 466 - Portinario / Knirsch 104 vgl - Nord- und Mittelamerika mit der Karibik, Kalifornien als Insel dargestellt, im Kartenbild einige historische Anmerkungen. Oben links Wappenkartusche mit Widmung an den Duke of Gloucester, Sohn der Prinzessin und späteren Königin Anne. Edward Wells (1667 - 1727) war Mathematiker und Geograph, er lehrte in Oxford, sein Kartenwerk "A New Sett of Maps Both of Antient and Present Geography" erstmals 1700 in Oxford erschienen, fand bei seinen Studenten und dem gebildeten Publikum großen Anklang.Schöne Karte in gutem Erhalt, lediglich rechts nur schmaler Papierrand und Knickfalten im rechten Teil.

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      [Paris. ca. 1720-1760].. Fifty-two cards, plus descriptive card, for a total of fifty-three cards. 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches each. 16mo. Each card backed on 19th-century heavy card. Bright and clean. Contemporary ownership notation on verso of each card. Very good. In a solander case. Later issue of this ornamental set of numbered playing cards in the French suit system (hearts, clubs, diamonds, spades), after a presumed first of 1712. Each of the cards features various shields of French nobility. Some cards with one or two figures. This set is likely one of three known issues of the CARTE METHODIQUE recorded by the Cary Collection at Yale University, or possibly a fourth issue unrecorded by that collection. In each of the three known sets, the imprint of the publisher appears printed on the whole sheet of cards. For the present set, this information was lost when the sheet was cut to form the present fifty-three separate cards. An attractive series of playing cards, in lovely condition. Complete early 18th- century sets of playing cards are extremely rare. CARY COLLECTION, FRA SHEET 177, 197. GER SHEET 242. ALBERTINA 1974, 3, p.167. S. MANN 1966, p.133.

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        Hooghweerdighe Historie Van Het Alder-Heylighste Sacrament Van Mirakel

      Brussels: Georgius De Backer, Nicolaus Stryckwant, Aegidius Stryckwant, Carolus De Vos, Joannes Baptista De Vos, 1720. Hardcover. Good. Hooghweerdighe Historie Van Het Alder-Heylighste Sacrament Van Mirakel. Petrus de CAFMEYER. [Vol 1. Brussels: Georgius De Backer 1720] [Vol. II: Nicolaus Stryckwant, Aegidius Stryckwant, Carolus De Vos, Joannes Baptista De Vos 1735], 1720-35, 1720. Hardcover. Yellow calf leather spine with marbled boards. 2 Volumes in 1. folio 14.5 x 9.5 inches. There is rub-through to the corners. the marbled paper over the boards has frayed at bottom of both boards. there are several minor tears to pages, most with vintage repairs using paper (either paper tape, or pasted on rice paper) woodcut plates engraved plates, folding plates, engraved plates with woodcut borders, by Jacobus Harrewijn & Jan Lodewyk Krafft after I.B.Thibaut, &c. woodcut title vignettes. a few woodcut text illus. woodcut ornaments & initials. First Editions in Dutch (also published with French text). Profusely illustrated relation of the 1735 jubilee commemorating the (antisemitic) legend about sacrilegious attacks by Jews on the sacred Hosts in 1369, with remarkable architecture plates (some signed by Harrewijn and Krafft). Illustrated with 26 (20, 6) etched plates in armorial rococo woodcut borders and 24 (18, 6) etched pl. Representing triumphal arches (1 with "Manneken-Pis"), 4 folding (2 torn). Woodcut front. & 2 folding plates. Issued to commemorate the three hundred and fiftieth anniversary celebrations of the &#39;Holy Sacrament of Miracles&#39; in the city of Brussels; the second volume contains details regarding the jubilee of 1735. According to the legend, in 1370 on Good Friday, a number of consecrated hosts were stolen from the tabernacle of the church of St. Catherine by several Jews, who took them to their synagogue. There the Hosts were desecrated, and miraculously began to bleed. The thieves were found out and punished by being burned alive at the stake. Each year, on the Sunday after July 15, a procession is held in the city to perpetuate the memory of the miracle, and the identical Hosts are exhibited in the church of St. Michel and St. Gudule for the veneration of the faithful. Cafmeyer&#39;s text contains a total of three woodcut and fifty engraved plates. Twenty-six of these portray religious subjects and scenes from the miracle and the commemorative celebrations within woodcut borders incorporating symbols and armorial bearings of catholic bishops and abbots of the Brabant. Most of the other plates depict triumphal arches, surmounted with similar pictorial representations. There is also a folding double-page plate of the altar in the church of St. Michel and St. Gudule, with border-scenes from the miracle. We will gladly supply more &/or specific images, just let us know what you would like to examine.. * * * * * * * * * * {FREE Media Mail Shipping! Images available for any item, just ask. Any images shown next to the listing that have our watermark on them are the exact item you will receive, all other images are for reference only. Free delivery confirmation for domestic orders. Books with Author signatures are guaranteed authentic. We understand collectors needs in terms of accurate grading and proper packaging. We stand behind our descriptions 100%. All items will be shipped securely to insure that they arrive in exactly the same condition in which they left. May have small easily erasable pencil markings on first page. Our Packing Slips do not contain any pricing information so you may order items as Gifts or for Dropship without concern. We ship every Monday, Wednesday & Friday morning. All items subject to prior sale. Why the odd prices? We run a percent discount for our Biblio listings, which insures Biblio has our lowest prices online, but does give odd change.}

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        Britannia depicta; or, Ogilby Improv&#39;d; being a Correct Coppy of Mr. Ogilby&#39;s Actual Survey of all ye Direct & Principal Cross Roads in England and Wales &#133;

      London: Tho. Bowles,, 1720. Octavo (204 × 130 mm) Recent Cambridge-panelled calf to style, red morocco label, foliate roll in blind to the bands. Engraved title page, 4-page table and 273 maps. Light browning throughout, some foxing, largely marginal, last map mounted on a stub, and with minor loss at the inner margin, overall very good. First edition, first issue of this of this highly popular reduced version of John Ogilby&#39;s 1675 road atlas; Bowen&#39;s address given as "next ye King of Spain", plate 128 misnumbered 121, and plates 74 and 75 transposed. Bowles decided to go one better than Thomas Gardner and John Senex, who were planning reduced size re-issues of Ogilby, by augmenting the work with 54 county maps and "a multitude of historical, topographical and statistical information" (Hodson) by the antiquarian John Owen, the whole engraved onto 273 strip-maps by Emanuel Bowen. Bowles puffed the work extravagantly claiming, that "One leaf of this, contains more Observations than any whole book of this Nature yet publish&#39;d", and seems to have stirred up "a great demand as there were four editions issued from 1720 to 1724" (Chubb). How practical this was as a road-book is questionable, the lay-out is rather cluttered with three or four road strips per page, together with the county maps, armorials, and minisculely engraved cursive text, however, it is certainly lively, and undoubtedly would have possessed considerable novelty on publication. Ogilby&#39;s survey itself was the first of the roads of England and Wales, "and [he] is probably best known on this account ... Sir H.G. Fordham ... says [the survey] &#39;is of particular and historical importance, as it displaced the old British mile of 2,428 yards, and substituted it for the statute mile of 1,760 yards, thus effecting a revolution in customary measurements&#39;" (Chubb, p. 444).

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        Prospect und Grun-Riss der Keyserl. Rezidenz-Stadt Wien [...]

      Nuremberg, c. 1720. Map. Copper engraving, 49.5 x 59.5 cms, original hand-colour with black and white prospect of Vienna beneath, a couple of minor stains, blank verso.

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        The North prospect of Edenburgh

      London: , c 1720. To Her Most sacred Majesty Queen Anne this Prospect of Her Ancient City of Edenburgh... Framed size: 675 × 1305 mm. Copperplate engraving. Folds as issued. Has been cleaned, and had minor repairs to margins, otherwise in very good condition. A very beautiful and decorative panorama of the city of Edinburgh, from Carlton Hill.Published in Kip&#39;s &#39;Britannia Illustrata&#39;. Because of its title, it is known widely as the &#39;Queen Anne View&#39;. In the sky are a delightful pair of cherubs, either side of rococo style title. The panorama shows the city in one long line from (right to left) Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace. It was drawn by Leonard Knyff, a Dutch artist living in England, as was Johannes Kip, who was also a master engraver and a print dealer. Salisbury Crag and Arthur&#39;s Seat are viewed in the background. Interestingly, a number of buildings seen in this panorama still survive today; Canongate Church, St Giles Cathedral, Tron Church and Canongate Tolbooth.

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        To the Right Honourable William Lord Cowper, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, this Map of Asia

      London: H. Moll, D. Midwinter, Thos. Bowles, Philip Overton, [circa 1720]. Copper-engraved map, with original outline colour, slightly toned, marginal foxing, centerfold reinforced. 25 1/4 x 40 1/4 inches. A fine example of Moll&#39;s intriguing map of Asia, depicting the continent just before the greatest era of European imperial expansion This sensational map embraces the entire Asiatic landmass, as conceived by Europeans in the first quarter of the eighteenth-century. During this period, rival powers, including Britain, France, the Netherlands and Portugal vied for trade dominance in this region rich in spices and precious gems. Most of India was ruled by the Mughal Empire; China was then under the Qing Dynasty; and the mighty Shogun ruled Japan. The British were the dominant traders in India and the Dutch held the lead in the Spice Islands. The map features cartographic insets detailing some of the most commercially important Asiatic locales including; the Hellespont, connecting the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, running past the Ottoman capital of Istanbul; the harbour of Bombay; the Hoogly River, running past modern day Kolkata in Bengal; the Chinese trading islands of Amoy and Chusan; as well as an inset of the Arctic coast of Asia, which some still hoped would one day reveal a &#39;Northeastern Passage&#39; from Europe to the Far East. The general map shows that parts of the continent lying to the northeast of Honshu, Japan were scarcely known. "Iessu," or Hokkaido has a nebulous shape, connected to an equally mysterious Siberia. This map includes an important feature for mariners, the directions and annual times of the Monsoons in the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea, winds and currents that either greatly aid or hinder the direction of sailing vessels. The sensational title cartouche depicts figures in exotic Asian costume, surrounded by various riches, including jewelry and Ming porcelain. The present map was part of Herman Moll&#39;s magnificent folio work, a New and Compleat Atlas. Moll was the most important cartographer working in London during his era, a career that spanned over fifty years. His origins have been a source of great scholarly debate; however, the prevailing opinion suggests that he hailed from the Hanseatic port city of Bremen, Germany. Joining a number of his countrymen, he fled the turmoil of the Scanian Wars for London, and in 1678 is first recorded as working there as an engraver for Moses Pitt on the production of the English Atlas. It was not long before Moll found himself as a charter member of London&#39;s most interesting social circle, which congregated at Jonathan&#39;s Coffee House at Number 20 Exchange Alley, Cornhill. It was at this establishment that speculators met to trade equities (most notoriously South Sea Company shares). Moll&#39;s coffeehouse circle included the scientist Robert Hooke, the archaeologist William Stuckley, the authors Jonathan Swift and Daniel Defoe, and the intellectually-gifted pirates William Dampier, Woodes Rogers and William Hacke. From these friends, Moll gained a great deal of privileged information that was later conveyed in his cartographic works, some appearing in the works of these same figures. Moll was highly astute, both politically and commercially, and he was consistently able to craft maps and atlases that appealed to the particular fancy of wealthy individual patrons, as well as the popular trends of the day. In many cases, his works are amongst the very finest maps of their subjects ever created with toponymy in the English language. Shirley, Maps in the Atlases of the British Library I, T.Moll-4b, 4; Cf. Reinhartz, The Cartographer and the Literati: Herman Moll and his Intellectual Circle

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      Amsterdam: Jean Bernard, 1720.. [2],408pp. plus two folding maps and fourteen plates. Half title. 12mo. Contemporary vellum, spine gilt, also with manuscript lettering. Lower half of half-title renewed. Ownership ink stamp on verso of each plate and on titlepage. Older tape repair to one plate. Three leaves (pp. 18 & 407, and titlepage) with portion cut out, perhaps to remove ink stamp, with loss of some text. About very good. This volume is rich in interest, being drawn from material which originally appeared in the fifth volume of Jean Bernard&#39;s RECUEIL DE VOYAGES AU NORD. It consists of Henri Tonti&#39;s DERNIERES DECOUVERTES..., here in the second French edition, one of the most important 17th-century French narratives of the Mississippi Valley; Hennepin&#39;s VOYAGE...ENTRE LA MER GLACIALE, a later edition of his second book; RELATION DE LA LOUISIANE OU MISSISSIPPI..., published here for the first time, an anonymous officer&#39;s account of a visit of several months in 1717, "an interesting narrative of the Indians, French settlers, natural history and products, and trade, especially with the Indians" (Clark); and a short summary of the voyages of Gosnold and Pringe. These narratives are accompanied by fourteen plates of Indians, based on John White&#39;s illustrations in De Bry, which do not appear in the regular set. Also present is the handsome folding map, a reissue on a smaller scale of Delisle&#39;s 1718 CARTE DE LA LOUISIANE ET DU COURS DU MISSISSIPI. The second, smaller map shows the coast of Atlantic Canada and New England. This assemblage usually appears in an abbreviated form, and with fewer plates. SABIN 4936, 69299. HOWES T294 (ref). CLARK I:137. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 720/19. SERVIES 283.

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