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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

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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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'd by France under the Names of Louisiana, Mississipi &c. according to a French Map published at Paris with the French King's Privelege. The Yellow Colour what they allow ye English. The Red, Spain. The English Claim the Property of Carolina … Hence any body ma[y] see, how much they would Incroach &c.". The lengthy engraved text in the panel beneath the title refers Moll'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'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'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'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's Tournament)

      (Augsburg, c. 1720-1740). Six uncropped quarto-sized sheets for a peepshow with Engelbrecht’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 “jousting” in boats, some falling into the water. The “lances” 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 “miniature theatres,” where a series of engraved, cut-out cards could be inserted into a holder to create a three-dimensional scene. Engelbrecht’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’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.

      [Bookseller: Art Source International Inc.]
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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'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'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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        TRATADO COMUNMENTE LLAMADO DE LA QUATRIPLE ALIANZA FIRMADO, Y CONCLVIDO EN LONDRES

      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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'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'd Being a Correct Coppy of Mr. Ogilby'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'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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        CARTE METHODIQUE

      [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 'Holy Sacrament of Miracles' 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'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 www.aCastleofBooks.com 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'd; being a Correct Coppy of Mr. Ogilby's Actual Survey of all ye Direct & Principal Cross Roads in England and Wales …

      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's 1675 road atlas; Bowen'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'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'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] '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'" (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's 'Britannia Illustrata'. Because of its title, it is known widely as the 'Queen Anne View'. 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'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'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 'Northeastern Passage' 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'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's most interesting social circle, which congregated at Jonathan'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'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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        RELATIONS DE LA LOUISIANE, ET DU FLEUVE MISSISSIPI. OU L'ON VOIT L'ETAT DE CE GRAND PAIS & LES AVANTAGES QU'IL PEUT PRODUIRE &c

      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's RECUEIL DE VOYAGES AU NORD. It consists of Henri Tonti's DERNIERES DECOUVERTES..., here in the second French edition, one of the most important 17th-century French narratives of the Mississippi Valley; Hennepin'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'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'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'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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        SEDES BELLI IN ITALIA, COMPREHENDENS DUCATUS MEDIOLANENSEM, PARMENSEM, AC GENUENSEM . and VENET. REIP. DOMINIUM, NEC NON PONTIFICII IURIS DITIONUM PARS MAXIMA ET NOBILISSIMA .(Northern Italy)

      1720 - Large 2 map set of northern Italy, showing the full course of the River Po, illustrating the regions of Lombardia, Carolum Austriacum & Philippum Andegavensem’. Venetian coast shown in great detail. Wonderful cartouche with soldiers and busts of the two regents. Printed on two sheets and not joined.

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        The Merchant's Map of Commerce

      London - Thomas Horne, 1720 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A copy of the scarce Merchant's Map of Commerce, an extrememly detailed survey of commodities, currencies and rates of exchange from the 1600s. ScarceFourth EditionBound in early 18th century full calf leather with blind embossed detail to the boards. With Advice Concearning Bills of Exchange at the rear. With hand-written receipt dated 1772, for a payment of Thirty Six Pounds and Ten Shillings. No title page. Matches the ESTC record for this title and edition, ESTC citation number R1436. Copies of the first edition can command up to $50,000 but this later edition (printied without the mapps of the first edition) is more reasonable at up to $5000. Here because the title page and first page are sadly lacking and the binding needs some attention (though it is a good early binding) we are asking a much lower sum. Roberts, Lewes (15961641) was a merchant and author. In 1638 Roberts published his The Merchants Mappe of Commerce. As an apprentice he had begun to collect material for this comprehensive guidebook, which provided not only the standard topographical information sought by English travellers abroad, but also full details of local commodities, currency, weights and measures, and rates of exchange. It was an immediate success with the mercantile community, and revised editions were published in 1671, 1677, and 1700. (Sonia P. Anderson, ODNB) This work 'represents the economic views of England of the seventeenth century more accurately than any other work of that age' (Menger). Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The boards are attached by the cords only. There is some significant wear to the extremities including an area of loss to the leather as can be seen above, bumping and rubbing. Internally there is some heavy spotting, browning and stainingin places. There is the occasional neat ink annotation to the text, most notably on the first page of the book as shown above, and the front pastedown. The title page and the first leaf of the main body of the text are missing. Overall the condition of the volume is fair..

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        Gesprache in dem Reiche Derer Todten

      Leipzig - Cornerische Erben, 1720 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Sixteen issues of this moralGerman weekly bound in one volume. In German blackletter script. With decorative engraved head and tail pieces. This periodical, by David Fassman, consists of imaginary conversations between deceased historical figures. Included are exchanges between Richelieu and Mazarini, Charles II and Moliere andTromp and Tordenschild. With an illustrated bookplate to front pastedown. Condition: In a half vellum binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, sound though worn and rubbed. Internally, generally firmly bound. Age-toning, foxing and marks to many pages. Page 507-508 is missing and there are closed tears to page 506. Evidence of past worming to some pages. Overall: GOOD.

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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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        Dictionaire Historique et Critique - The Third Edition in Four Volumes

      Michael Bohm, 1720-01-01. Third Edition. Hardcover. Acceptable. 4 volume set. 41 cm. Large folios. Full contemporary calf. Some minor loss to spine leather. Generally solid bindings. Red edges. 3132 p. Engraved frontispieces. Minor marginal dampstaining. See our pictures. Sold WAF. <br><br> Pierre Bayle was a Huguenot scholar who fled from French religious intolerance to Geneva and Holland. Bayle&#39;s influential encyclopedia was a best-selling philosophical work of the 18th century. The Dictionnaire&#39;s influence can be seen on Diderot, Locke, Leibniz, Kant, Hume, Berkeley, among others. The work combined biography, history, literary criticism, theology, obscenity, in addition to philosophical treatments of toleration, the problem of evil, epistemological questions, etc. Bayle&#39;s extensive commentary propelled his reader&#39;s interest. (Although an avowed Christian by faith rather than by reason, Bayleâ&#128;&#153;s fideist approach to the question of God created the logical framework for an atheist worldview. The SEP remarks that Bayleâ&#128;&#153;s most significant impact is on the impulse towards modern atheism.) (Standford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) Bayleâ&#128;&#153;s remarks on Spinoza are particularly interesting. <br>Bayleâ&#128;&#153;s emphasis on toleration had important reverberations on the Enlightenment. The ripples of his influence can be seen in our present world. <br><br> Rothschild, III 2502; Printing and the Mind of Man, 155 (for the 1st ed) <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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        Hafnia/ Coppenhage.

      Prospekt af København set fra vest. Orig. kobberstik. Tekst på latin og tysk. I guldforsiret ramme og med gammelt glas. (29 x 40 cm.). Numm 7 i serie med andre byprospekter? Trykt ca. 1720 og før Københavns Brand 1728. Med alle byens tårne, bro over til Vesterport, Fælleden med køer og får og en tigger på knæ.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        A Map of the West-Indies or the Islands of America in the North Sea

      [London]: Moll, n.d., c. 1720. Copper-engraved map, with period hand- colouring in outline. Inset view of Mexico City, inset maps of the Bay of Porto Bella, Bay of Havana, Cartagena, St. Augustin and Vera Cruz. 25 1/4 x 40 5/8 inches. Moll&#39;s Map of the Spanish Main This very intriguing Moll map of the West Indies undoubtedly owes a good deal to his friendship with a number of prominent English privateers, most notably William Dampier and Woodes Rogers. (Moll contributed world maps to works written by both men). The map is full of observations that derive from an intense interest in the various routes of the annual Spanish flotilla that, beginning in the 1520s, conveyed silver, gold, gems, spices, and wood from the New World to Spain. According to Moll&#39;s map, the convoy sailed into the Gulf south of Granada to Cartagena where they picked up mostly silver from South America: primarily Potosi until 1626, and Peru. From there they might sail directly to Havana, or to Porto Bello in Darien (Panama) where materials that had been transported across the Pacific from the Philippines would await them. From there to Vera Cruz to collect exports from Mexico and then on to Havana. The whole flotilla, again following Moll&#39;s "tracts", sailed northeast from Havana, then north through the Bahama Channel to St. Augustine, then east to Spain. Needless to say, the pirates were located near the latter stages of the procession, many in the Bahamas. As time went on, piratical ventures organized and began to assault wealthy port towns, in addition to the ships anchored in their harbors, and Moll provides inset charts of St. Augustine, Havana, Porto Bello, Vera Cruz and Cartagena in the upper right. There is also a handsome engraved view of Mexico City with an index keyed to 15 sites. 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.

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        A Map of the West Indies or the Islands of America in the North Sea; with the adjacent countries;

      London., [1720]. explaining what belongs to Spain, England, France, Holland &c also the Trade Winds and the several Tracts made by Galeons and Flota from place to place... 2 sheets joined. Size: 595 x 1030 mm. Copperplate engraving, with original outline colour. Some skilful paper restoration to map folds and to worm holes. Very good condition. This is a map that reveals Moll both as an astute political observer and thinker, and also as a commercially savvy operator. This map of the West Indies is full of commercially sensitive information about the Spanish gold runs, and it is entirely feasible that the map was deliberately suited as a guide to English piracy and privateering in the West Indies. Through his London connections, Moll knew of two prominent English pirates or privateers: Woodes Rogers and William Dampier. They may have given Moll essential, crucial knowledge to include and publish on his maps. Moll clearly shows the routes taken by the Spanish in their endeavours to collect gold, silver and gems from their territories in New Spain. The fleets entered by Granada and Trinidad, and stopped in Cartagena; from there they headed northward to Havana, and crossed the Gulf of Mexico en route to the port of Vera Cruz, where they would take on a rich cargo from their silver mines in Potosi. Heavily laden with cargo, the fleet would then make good use of prevailing trade winds and make for Havana again, prior to heading out through Florida and the Bahamas to take them across the Atlantic back to Europe. Significantly, Moll engraves five of the most important Spanish ports and harbours involved with the "gold run". It is interesting to note that Moll dedicates the wonderful and enterprising map to William Patterson, the founder of The Bank of England. There is a large decorative cartouche of Mexico city in the lower left corner of the map. This detailed map appeared in Moll&#39;s A New and Compleat Atlas.

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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

      Cadiz: Geronymo de Peralta, 1720.. 23pp. Folio. 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. Very good. 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.

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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,

      Madrid: Juan de Ariztia, 1720. Folio. 13 leaves. 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.

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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

      Cadiz, Geronymo de Peralta, [1720]. Folio. 23pp. 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.

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        Totius Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis novissima repraesentatio

      Altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von Johann Baptist Homann um 1720. 49.5x58.5 cm. - Ermen 21 vgl. - Portinario / Knirsch S. 218f. vgl. - McLaughlin / Mayo 175 vgl. - Tooley, America California 79 vgl. - Amerika mit der Westküste Afrikas, dem Atlantik mit Azoren, Kanaren und Kapverdischen Inseln; Kalifornien als Insel dargestellt. Unten links große dekorative Titelkartusche, oben links Textkartusche mit figürlichem Beiwerk. Exemplar der Ausgabe mit kaiserlichem Privileg. Je 1 kurze Quetschfalte (nur ca. 1 cm im Kartenbild) am linken und oberen Papierrand. Dekorative Karte Gesamtamerikas in gutem Druck und schönem Altkolorit.

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        The True Nature of Imposture Fully Display&#39;d in the Life of Mahomet

      London, E. Curll And J. Hooke [Etc. ], 1720. 8th Edition (corrected). 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.

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        Petit Canard Brun

      - A very detailed hand colored ornithological engraving by Johann Michael Seligmann (1720-1762) from his book "Sammlung Verschiedener Auslandischer und Selener Vogel" which was printed in Nuremberg in1749-76. These engravings were after George Edwards and Mark Catesby's earlier prints. Overall this print measures 15 ½&#148; x 10&#148;. Mark Catesby (1682-1749) was born and educated in England, and was originally sent to Carolina by the Royal Society in 1722 as a botanist. From there he traveled to Florida and the Bahamas, returning to England in 1726 with a vast store of information on the wildlife he had observed. By the spring of 1729, he had completed the first part of The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands (1734-1746), but it was not until 1746 that the work was finally finished. It became the earliest colored book on American birds. George Edwards (1694-1773) was a contemporary of Mark Catesby. He was an ornithologist and bird illustrator who was heavily influenced by Catesby. Edwards is best known as the author of A Natural History, composed of two books: A Natural History of Uncommon Birds (1743-51) and Gleanings of Natural History (1758-1764). The plates that were contained within these works were valued for their landscape backgrounds, which were unusual at the time. To satisfy the tremendous demand for both these landmark works, Johann Michael Seligmann, a German publisher, issued a nine-volume compilation of the works of Mark Catesby and George Edwards. Seligmann&#146;s Sammlung Verschiedener Auslandischer und Selener Vogel (1749-1776) contained plates based on the images of Catesby and Edwards, adding German and French titles. In bringing these masterworks to a larger audience, Seligmann has earned himself a rightful place in natural history circles, and his charming prints, reflecting well on their sources, stand on their own as another respected source for 18th century natural history documentation. Overall this print is in very good condition with some foxing and staining. Also an ink stain on left margin.

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        Voyage de Marseille a Lima, et dans les autres lieux des Indes Occidentales

      A famous ?and possibly fictitious- voyage to Lima. 1720. Paris. In 12mo (165 mm x 93 mm). xxxv + 282 + 244 + 1 ff. + 5 plates and folding plan. Handsome copy in contemporary calf, spine with raised bands and red lettering piece, gently rubbed. Title and a few pages a little foxed, else fine. First edition. An intriguing book, it is thought that the author never really visited Lima nor Brazil; nevertheless, the chapter that describes Saint Catherine and Brazil is taken from a real source ?Chapter 17 of the first part and chapter 19 contain descriptions of Santa Catharina and Brazil in general. The letter is signed 'Durret' but the account is by Bachelier, a surgeon. Father Labat believes that this was an imaginary voyage" (Borba de Moraes). Describes the customs, manners and geography of Peru, Argentina, Paraguay and Chile in South America and a few other countries (Panama, Martinique, amongst others) in the Caribbean; it is embellished with five folding plates and a folding plan of Lima. Sabin, 21437. Borba de Moraes, 281.

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        La vie de Pedrille del Campo. Roman comique dans le gout Espagnol. Par Monsieur T*** G.D.T. avec les cantates & autres poesies du meme auteur. Le tout enrichi de figures en taille-douce

      Amsterdam: Michel Charles le Cene, 1720 First published in 1718, this edition features lovely copper-engraved plates. Both this and the first edition are rare. OCLC lists copies of the present edition at the University of Chicago and Texas A&M, in the English-speaking world. Of the first, it lists copies at the University of Maryland, Princeton, the University of Otago, and Oxford. Contemporary calf, gilt spine with brown calf label, blind-tooled ornament in center of front cover. . Twelvemo. Six copper-engraved plates. Title printed in red and black, with a woodcut decoration. Free endpapers lacking. Lower corner of frontispiece torn away, with no loss of image. Still, a very good copy This is a picaresque novel, in the style of Le Sage's Gil Blas. Thibault was governor of Talmont, and this is his only known work. Set in Spain, it deals with the love story of a rogue, facing the galleys. It was enormously popular, being translated into English, German, Iberian, and Castillian. It was also published under the title, Histoire comique et galante de Pédrille del Campo.

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        Eusebii Pamphili Ecclesiastica Historia Graece et Latine

      Cantabrigiae (Cambridge): Typis Academicis, 1720. Hardcover. Very good plus. Folio. (60),798,(24)pp. Folding plate of the Old Temple present in fine condition. The Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius in parallel Greek and Latin columns, followed by the Life of Constantine. Full title is: (In Greek) Eusebiou tou Pamphilou Ekklesiastike Historia, (in Latin) Eusebii Pamphili Ecclesiasticae Historiae Libri Decem. Ejusdem de Vita Imp. Constantini, Libri IV. ... This is the first in a series of three works; the second treats of Socrates Scholasticus and the third of Hermias Sozomen. Each work has a separate title, but this volume has a general title followed by the specific title. The entire issue was edited by William Reading. Bound to style in quarter leather. Spine in six compartments with raised bands, black leather lettering piece, gilt, marbled paper boards, vellum corners. The half tittle and general title have oval stamps form a former owner; sometime closely trimmed by a binder but still with large, ample margins; a very good to near fine copy. In Latin and Greek. ESTC T146435.

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        De Jure Belli Ac Pacis Libri Tres - In Quibus Jus Naturae & Gentium, Item Juris Publici Praecipua Explicantur. Cum Annotatis Auctoris, Ejusdemque Dissertatione De Mari Libero Ac Libello Singulari De Aequitate, Indulgentia & Facilitate

      Amstelaedami (Amsterdam): Officina Wetsteniana, 1720. [26], xxxv, [5], 936pp, 1-43pp, [85]. Contemporary vellum with later gilt decoration, smooth spine, divided into five panels by gilt double rules, title in ink to second panel, place and date to third, panels with central gilt tudor rose, covers with gilt double fillet border, double fillet central panel with acorn corner pieces, central gilt coat of arms. Vellum soiled, lacking ties, backstrip rubbed, gilt dulled. Internally often lightly browned, occasionally heavier browning and light foxing, a few old notes in pen to reverse of engraved title. Previous owners bookplate to front pastedown (William Granville Eliot). Additional engraved title and portrait frontispiece, title in red and black. With the notes of Gronovius, Barbeyrac based his text on the first edition and Blaeu&#39;s edition of 1632. Ter Meulen and Diermanse 601. Reprint. Full Vellum. Good. 8vo.

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        The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in Ireland,

      London: printed by H.P. for J. Wilford, and T. Jauncy,, 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. Octavo (226 × 135 mm), large paper copy. Contemporary red goatskin, the covers gilt tooled with a double fillet border and a mitred roll-tooled panel with a large ornament at the corners and clusters of ornaments along the sides enclosing a smaller, different roll-tooled panel; the spine divided into seven panels, black goatskin label lettered in gilt in second, others gilt to three distinct designs, raised bands; board-edges and turn-ins gilt with a floral roll, comb-marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Engraved frontispiece portrait of James Butler, first duke of Ormond, after Godfrey Kneller. Ormonde bookplate on front pastedown; collector&#39;s bookplate on rear pastedown. Headcaps worn and with a little minor restoration, corners just worn, four leaves (sigs. M5-8) with short marginal tears and creasing at inner corner of top margin not affecting text, these flaws minor only: an excellent copy. First edition, large paper copy, from the family library of James Butler, second duke of Ormond (1665&#150;1745), apparently bound for presentation. Clarendon&#39;s account of the events in Ireland after the death of Charles I, the supplement to his famous History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England (1702&#150;4), had previously circulated in manuscript only. Edward Hyde (as he then was) was a close personal friend and political ally of the first duke of Ormond (1610&#150;1688), leader of the Irish protestant Royalists, and Clarendon&#39;s account of the Civil War in Ireland is in part a defence of Ormond&#39;s conduct. The second duke of Ormond was the first duke&#39;s grandson; he kept the family alliances alive by marrying Clarendon&#39;s granddaughter, Lady Anne Hyde, in 1682. But by the time of the publication of this attempted rehabilitation of his grandfather, he was himself in disgrace and exile. Lord lieutenant of Ireland under Queen Anne, Ormond lost all his offices on the accession of George I. He had been in regular contact with the exiled Jacobite court, perhaps hoping to play a role comparable to that of George Monck at the restoration of Charles II in 1660, but fell victim to the whig triumph. He was impeached for high treason in 1715 and fled the country, never to return. Ormond remained loyal to the Stuarts despite his unswerving Anglicanism. He died in exile on 16 November 1745 at age 80, having offered the previous year to travel to Dunkirk to assist Prince Charles Edward&#39;s invasion fleet. This volume was presumably sent not to him personally but to his seat at Kilkenny Castle. It contains the later bookplate of his descendant, the Earl of Ormonde, and was in the library sale of the Marquess of Ormonde at Kilkenny Castle in 1935, the date at which the Butler family, of Anglo-Norman origin, finally left Ireland. With a modern collector&#39;s bookplate discreetly on the rear pastedown.

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        The Poetical Works of Mr John Milton [2 vols]

      London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, at Shakespear&#39;s Head in the Strand. 1720. Hardcover. Contemporary calf rebacked preserving much of original gilt spine, gilt arms of the Earl of Drogheda in centre of boards, corners bumped/rubbed, small loss to surface of leather on lower board of vol.2, Drogheda bookplate to front pastedowns, ffep and flyleaf of vol.1 stuck together and slight damage to paper where an attempt to separate them has been made, both vols with engraved portrait frontispiece by George Vertue, engraved vignette on titles, 31 large engraved head- and tail-pieces (mostly by van der Gucht after L. Cheron) and engraved initial letters to many works, list of subscribers in vol.1, closed tear to leaf Y3 of vol.1 not touching text and small worm hole to lower margin of vol.2 extending to signature M but not touching text. 4to *2 A4 a4 B-Iiii2 pp.[20] 590 [14] & *4 B-Xxx4 pp.[8] 527 [1]. Volume 1 is filled with Paradise Lost and includes: &#146;Notes Upon The Twelve Books of Paradise Lost by Mr. Addison&#146; with a separate titlepage. There is a half title page to each book of Paradise Lost. Volume 2 contains Paradise Regained, for which there isn&#39;t a half title but thereafter each work (Samson Agonistes, Poems on Several Occasions, etc) has a half title page., 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        THE HISTORY OF NEW-ENGLAND CONTAINING AN IMPARTIAL ACCOUNT OF THE CIVIL AND ECCLESIASTICAL AFFAIRS OF THE COUNTRY TO...1700. TO WHICH IS ADDED THE PRESENT STATE OF NEW-ENGLAND. WITH A NEW AND ACCURATE MAP OF THE COUNTRY. AND AN APPENDIX CONTAINING THEIR PRESENT CHARTER, THEIR ECCLESIASTICAL DISCIPLINE, AND THEIR MUNICIPAL-LAWS

      London: Printed for J. Clark, R. Ford, and R. Cruttenden, 1720.. Two volumes. [1],vi,x,[2],330; [4],331- 712,xv,[1]pp. plus folding map and including publisher&#39;s advertisements on final printed page. Contemporary calf, front and rear covers decorated in blind. Boards rubbed, neatly rebacked in matching calf, leather labels. 18th-century ownership marks on front pastedown and front free endpaper of first volume. Map backed on Japan tissue. A good set. Larned has high praise for this book: "[Neal&#39;s] work was superior to anything of the kind that preceded it...his attitude is that of one who wishes to remain impartial. He deals chiefly with political, religious, and military questions, but has an interesting chapter, largely condensed from Josselyn, describing the state of New England; and he has paid some attention to legislative history...His style is often sprightly and he displays a sense of humor. For some aspects of the revolution of 1688- 1689 his work is still useful." Contains a few Indian words and sentences, with English translations. The map is an excellent depiction of New England from Long Island north. HOWES N26, "aa." PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2726. LARNED 992. SABIN 52140. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 720/178.

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        Urbis Romae veteris ac modernae accurata delineatio.

      Incisione in rame, coloritura originale, mm 485x580. Ricchi cartigli, una descrizione storica, una legenda con le chiese dei 14 rioni e gli stemmi degli stessi adornano la pianta. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Des Welt-berühmten Engelländers Robinson Crusoe Leben und gantz ungemeine Begebenheiten, anderer Theil, welcher dessen Rück-Reise nach seiner Insul, und seine aufs neue gethane Reisen, auf welchen sich viele wundersame und lesenswürdige Fata mit ihm zugetragen, in sich hält; Von ihm selbst beschrieben, und um seiner Fürtrefflichkeit willen, aus dem Englischen und Französischen ins Teutsche übersetzet. Mit saubern Kupfern

      Nürnberg, Felßecker 1720.. Mit 6 Kupfertafeln. 7 Bll., 445 S. Prgt. d. Zt. Ullrich 48, 60. - Vierte deutsche Ausgabe des 2. Teils, im Jahr der deutschen Erstausgabe. - "Der Text der Felßeckerschen Ausgabe des zweiten Teils vom Robinson ist nach der französischen Übersetzung ... unter wörtlicher Wiedergabe verdeutscht worden ... Titel-Kupfer und die sechs Textkupfer sind denen der französischen Ausgabe nachgestochen, ohne Angabe des Stechernamens." (Denecke II, S. 19). - Einband etwas fleckig. Es fehlt das Frontispiz, Titel feuchtrandig u. angestaubt, papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, 1 Lage angerändert, 1 Tafel mit kurzem Schriftzug in der Darstellung.

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        To the Right Honourable Charles, Earl of Peterborow, and Monmouth, &c. This Map of Africa

      London: H. Moll, T. Bowles, P. Overton, [circa 1720]. Copper-engraved map, with original outline colour, in excellent condition. Repaired center fold. 22 5/8 x 37 3/4 inches. 25 1/2 x 41 inches. Herman&#39;s Moll&#39;s magnificently detailed map of Africa, one of the finest depictions of the continent made in the eighteenth-century This elegant map of Africa evinces the fact that the continent&#39;s coastlines were then very well- known, in great contrast to its heart, referred to as "Ethiopia," a land "wholly unknown to the Europeans." While various European explorers had gone some distance up the Senegal, Niger, Nile and Zambezi rivers, the enigmatic nature of the interior would remain largely intact until the third quarter of the nineteenth-century. As indicated by the detailed toponymy of the west African coast, various European powers maintained an active presence there; a pictorial inset in the lower left of the map depicts "Cape Coast Castle," a major British fortress in modern-day Guinea. The Portuguese controlled trade south of the Congo River on the west coast, and on the eastern coast in the busy trading regions centered on the island of Zanzibar. South Africa was dominated by the Dutch, who founded Cape Town in 1652. A beautiful view of the majestic harbour of the Cape, featuring the unmistakable sight of Table Mountain occupies the lower right of the map. Moll drew on Edmond Halley&#39;s revolutionary hydrological chart for his detailed depiction of the ocean currents. This includes the annual periods and direction of the Monsoons in the Indian Ocean that could either greatly assist or completely hinder the progress of sailing vessels. 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, 6; Cf. Reinhartz, The Cartographer and the Literati: Herman Moll and his Intellectual Circle

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        Tou en Hagiois Patros Hmn Kyrillou Hierosolymn Archiepiskopou ta Heuriskomena Panta

      Paris - Jacobi Vincent, 1720 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Antoine-Augustin Touttee&#39;s posthumously published translation of the works of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem. First edition. In Latin and Greek. With bookplate of Samuel Webster Allen, bishop of Shrewsbury between 1897 and 1908, to front pastedown. Copperplate inscription to title page, dated 1723. Cyril of Jerusalem was a distinguished theologian of the early Church (ca. 313 386). He is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Anglican Communion. In 1883, Cyril was declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope Leo XIII. Little is known of his life before he became a bishop; the assignment of his birth to the year 313 rests on conjecture. St. Cyril was ordained a deacon by Bishop St. Macarius of Jerusalem in about 335 and a priest some eight years later by Bishop St. Maximus. About the end of 350 he succeeded St. Maximus in the See of Jerusalem. Antoine-Augustin Touttee (13 December 1677 - 25 December 1718) was a French Benedictine scholar of the Maurist Congregation. He studied the humanities with the Oratorians at Riom, made vows at the Abbey of Vendome, 29 October 1698, and was ordained priest in December, 1702. He taught philosophy at Vendome from 1702 to 1704 and theology at St-Benoit-sur-Loire from 17041708, and at St-Denis from 1708 to 1712. He then withdrew to St-Germain-des-Pres to prepare this work, which was was issued after his death. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, a trifle worn. Cracking to both joints. Institutional label to front board. Spine label lifting. Internally, firmly bound. Small ink stamp to front free endpaper. Slight water damage to front pastedown and very slight occasional evidence of past worming. Otherwise, generally bright and clean. Overall: GOOD.

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        L' Afrique Surivant les Nouvelles Observations?

      Engraved map, unclored, 29.8 x 22.1 cm (11.7" X 7"). Minor aging; decent margins, strong early crisp impression. Very nice little map. A very nice map of the African continent, that was probably published before 1720. The map shows the Atlantic islands, and just a bit of Brazil. The Nile River is depicted originating in two small lakes called "Damot and Dambea'. There is considerable detail throughout and some notations. Crisply engraved with a compass rose and a little cartouche featuring elephants, an ostrich and a man wrestling a crocodile. Van der Aa (1659-1733) was a publisher and bookseller known for his considerable output, and the decorative quality of his maps. Tooley: Collectors Guide to the Maps of the African Continent.

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        [The Great Mirror of Folly...] Het groote Tafereel der Dwaashied vertoonende de opkomst, voortgang en ondergang der Actie, Bubbel en Windnegotie in Vrankrijk, Engeland, en de Nederlanden

      [N.p. but Holland]: 1720. Folio. (15 3/8 x 9 3/4 inches). Title printed in red and black. Folding engraved frontispiece, engraved list of plates within a decorative surround, 72 engraved plates, maps and broadsides on 73 leaves (5 of the single-page plates cut to the edge of the image and mounted [as issued], 45 double-page, 19 folding and including 10 which combine both engraving and letterpress text), one plate loosely inserted, 2 with sections of blank margins torn away, some other clean tears occasionally affecting the image area. Contemporary Dutch speckled calf, spine in eight compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, repeat decoration in gilt in the others, joints slightly split, extremities scuffed. A very rare collection of contemporary satirical prints relating to the financial exploits of John Law and his infamous Mississippi Bubble. John Law (bap. 21 April 1671 - 21 March 1729) was a Scottish economist who believed that money was only a means of exchange that did not constitute wealth in itself, and that national wealth depended on trade. He is said to be the father of finance, responsible for the adoption or use of paper money or bills in the world today. Law was a gambler and a brilliant mental calculator, and was known to win card games by mentally calculating the odds. An expert in statistics, he was the originator of economic theories, including two major ideas: &#39;The Scarcity Theory of Value&#39; and the &#39;Real bills doctrine&#39; The present work records the economic crisis precipitated by Law. The crisis had its origins in the decision of the French regent, Philippe d&#39;Orléans, to appoint John Law the Controller General of Finances for France. In "May 1716 the Banque Générale Privée ("General Private Bank"), which developed the use of paper money was set up by Law. It was a private bank, but three quarters of the capital consisted of government bills and government accepted notes. In August 1717, he bought the Mississippi Company, to help the French colony in Louisiana. In 1717 he also brokered the sale of Thomas Pitt&#39;s diamond to the regent, Philippe d&#39;Orléans. In the same year Law floated the Mississippi Company as a joint stock trading company called the Compagnie d&#39;Occident which was granted a trade monopoly of the West Indies and North America. The bank became the Banque Royale ... in 1718, meaning the notes were guaranteed by the king. The Company absorbed the Compagnie des Indes Orientales, Compagnie de Chine, and other rival trading companies and became the Compagnie Perpetuelle des Indes on 23 May 1719 with a monopoly of commerce on all the seas. The system however encouraged speculation in shares in &#39;The Company of the Indies&#39; (the shares becoming a sort of paper currency) ... In 1720 the bank and company were united and Law was appointed Controller General of Finances to attract capital. Law&#39;s pioneering note-issuing bank was extremely successful until it collapsed and caused an economic crisis in France and across Europe. Law exaggerated the wealth of Louisiana with an effective marketing scheme, which led to wild speculation on the shares of the company in 1719. In February 1720 it was valued for a very high future cash flow at 10,000 livres. Shares rose from 500 livres in 1719 to as much as 15,000 livres in the first half of 1720, but by the summer of 1720, there was a sudden decline in confidence, leading to a 97 percent decline in market capitalization by 1721. Predictably, the &#39;bubble&#39; burst at the end of 1720, when opponents of the financier attempted en masse to convert their notes into specie. By the end of 1720 Philippe II dismissed Law, who then fled from France." Goldsmiths 5829; Kress 3217; Muller 3535; Sabin 28932; cf. A.H. Cole The Great Mirror of Folly ... an economic- bibliographical study [Harvard: 1949].

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        [THE GREAT MIRROR OF FOLLY...] HET GROOTE TAFEREEL DER DWAASHIED VERTOONENDE DE OPKOMST, VOORTGANG EN ONDERGANG DER ACTIE, BUBBEL EN WINDNEGOTIE IN VRANKRIJK, ENGELAND, EN DE NEDERLANDEN

      [Np, but Holland]. 1720.. Title printed in red and black. Folding engraved frontispiece, engraved list of plates within a decorative surround, seventy- two engraved plates, maps, and broadsides on 73 leaves (5 of the single-page plates cut the edge of the image and mounted [as issued], 45 double-page, 19 folding and including 10 which combine both engraving and letterpress text). Folio. Contemporary Dutch speckled calf, spine in eight compartments with raised bands, red morocco label in the second compartment, repeat decoration in gilt in the others. Joints slightly split, extremities scuffed. One plate loosely inserted, two with sections of blank margins torn away, some other clean tears occasionally affecting the image area. Else very good. A very rare economics work in which are reprinted a collection of the contemporary satirical texts and prints relating to the financial exploits of John Law and his infamous Mississippi scheme of 1717-20, events connected with the founding of a viable colony in Louisiana. "John Law (bap. 21 April 1671 - 21 March 1729) was a Scottish economist who believed that money was only a means of exchange that did not constitute wealth in itself, and that national wealth depended on trade. He is said to be the father of finance, responsible for the adoption or use of paper money or bills in the world today. Law was a gambler and a brilliant mental calculator, and was known to win card games by mentally calculating the odds. An expert in statistics, he was the originator of economic theories, including two major ideas: &#39;The Scarcity Theory of Value&#39; and the &#39;Real bills doctrine&#39;" - Wikipedia. The present work records the economic crisis precipitated by Law. The crisis had its origins in the decision of the French regent, Philippe d&#39;Orléans, to appoint John Law the Controller General of Finances for France. "[In] May 1716 the Banque Générale Privée (&#39;General Private Bank&#39;), which developed the use of paper money, was set up by Law. It was a private bank, but three quarters of the capital consisted of government bills and government accepted notes. In August 1717 he bought the Mississippi Company, to help the French colony in Louisiana. In 1717 he also brokered the sale of Thomas Pitt&#39;s diamond to the regent, Philippe d&#39;Orléans. In the same year Law floated the Mississippi Company as a joint stock trading company called the Compagnie d&#39;Occident which was granted a trade monopoly of the West Indies and North America. The bank became the Banque Royale...in 1718, meaning the notes were guaranteed by the king. The Company absorbed the Compagnie des Indes Orientales, Compagnie de Chine, and other rival trading companies and became the Compagnie Perpetuelle des Indes on 23 May 1719 with a monopoly of commerce on all the seas. The system however encouraged speculation in shares in &#39;The Company of the Indies&#39; (the shares becoming a sort of paper currency)...In 1720 the bank and company were united and Law was appointed Controller General of Finances to attract capital. Law&#39;s pioneering note- issuing bank was extremely successful until it collapsed and caused an economic crisis in France and across Europe. "Law exaggerated the wealth of Louisiana with an effective marketing scheme, which led to wild speculation on the shares of the company in 1719. In February 1720 it was valued for a very high future cash flow at 10,000 livres. Shares rose from 500 livres in 1719 to as much as 15,000 livres in the first half of 1720, but by the summer of 1720, there was a sudden decline in confidence, leading to a 97 per cent decline in market capitalization by 1721. Predictably, the &#39;bubble&#39; burst at the end of 1720, when opponents of the financier attempted en masse to convert their notes into specie. By the end of 1720 Philippe II dismissed Law, who then fled from France" - Cole. GOLDSMITHS 5829. KRESS 3217. MULLER 3535. SABIN 28932. A.H. Cole, THE GREAT MIRROR OF FOLLY...AN ECONOMIC-BIBLIOGRAPHICAL STUDY (Harvard, 1949).

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        HISTORISCHE UND GEOGRAPHISCHE BESCHREIBUNG DES AN DEM GROSSEN FLUSSE MISSISSIPPI...GELENGEN HERRLICHEN LANDES LOUISIANA

      Leipzig. 1720.. [6],84pp. plus folding map. Modern antique paneled calf, gilt. Faint stain in upper margin of text, moderate age toning. A very good copy. The rare first edition of HISTORISCHE UND GEOGRAPHISCHE BESCHREIBUNG, designed to further the schemes of John Law and the Mississippi Company, riding the crest of the South Sea Bubble before the crash of that scheme the following year. This is the first of three editions published in 1720, with the later two entitled AUFSFURLICHE BESCHREIBUNG. The present copy does not contain the portrait called for by Sabin and Howes which is present in the copies at Yale, UCLA, and the University of Wisconsin- Madison, but which is not mentioned in EUROPEAN AMERICANA, and the copies at Trinity College and the William Clements Library appear to be complete without it. The map, "Louissana am Fluss Missisippi," provides a slightly fore- shortened cartographic view of the watershed of the Mississippi from around the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico. Natchez and other French outposts up the Mississippi are shown, as well as New Orleans and other settlements on the lower river. The Illinois River and the French fort on it in what is now central Illinois are also shown. It is an interesting and significant map. The book is a general collection of material about Louisiana, drawn from Hennepin and from the promotional claims of the Mississippi Company. It paints a rosy picture of the prospects for and future of Louisiana and the venture there. The text concludes with a poem concerning the Mississippi Company. All editions are rare. SABIN 32104. HOWES H520, "b." EUROPEAN AMERICANA 720/122.

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