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        Berolinum. Berlin., darunter Erklärungen in deut. u. lat. Sprache.

      . kol. Kupferstich v. I. G. Ringlin n. F. B. Werner b. Engelbrecht in Augsburg, um 1740, 21 x 31. Nicht bei Fauser und Kiewitz; Schott, Engelbrecht, S. 54. Ernst, F.B. Werner, Nr. 6; Angelika Marsch, F.B. Werner, S. 218. - Am oberen Rand in der Mitte der Titel, unten mittig eine Kartusche mit dem Berliner Bären. Unter der Ansicht Erklärungen v. 1 - 30 in latein. und deutscher Sprache. Blick auf Berlin vom Schiffbauerdamm. - Der Rand oben fachgerecht angerändert. - Sehr seltenes Blatt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        De' Crostacei e degli altri Marini Corpi che si truovano su' Monti. Libri Due

      Engraved vignette on title, engraved head-piece & initial, & eight folding engraved plates (two frayed at fore-edge slightly affecting images). 7 p.l., 452 pp. Large 4to, cont. vellum over boards. Venice: S. Monti, 1740. First edition of the author's best-known and most controversial work. Moro (1687-1764), "was interested in how fossil-bearing rock came to be made into mountains, and he stressed the importance of fire and heat...Moro believed that most mountains and islands were raised by volcanoes, and he even thought that many stratified rocks had igneous origins. His most original insight consisted of a realization that there are two kinds of mountains, Primitive and Secondary, of different age and composition. This distinction, suitably elaborated, later became the cornerstone of historical geology."-Ashworth & Bradley, Theories of the Earth 1644-1830 (Linda Hall Library: 1984), 20. Very good copy. ❧ D.S.B., IX, pp. 531-34. Zittel, p. 32. .

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        12 Blatt mit Berufsdarstellungen.

      . altkol. Kupferstiche b. Martin Engelbrecht, um 1740, je 20 x 29,5. Schott, Friedrich, Martin Engelbrecht, Nr.1742 -1753. - Komplette und sehr seltene Folge. Die 12 Abbildungen - jeweils eingefaßt in Rocaillebordüre, zeigen die zum Monat passenden Tätigkeiten. Unter der Abbildung jeweils ein zweispaltiger, gestochener Text in lateinischer und deutscher Sprache. - Die Blätter sind restauriert.

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        Accurata Delineatio et Prospectus Templorum Palatiorum magmsicorum Aedificorum publicoru et Statuarum, quae in Regia Borußica et Electorali Brandeburgica Residentia Berolini ..; - Eigentliche Abbildung und Prospecte derer Kirchen, Palläst, prächtigen publiqven Gebäuen und Statuen so in der Königl. Preussisch und Churfürstlich Brandenburgischen Residenz-Statt Berlin anzutreffen ...

      . altkol. Kupferstich ( v. 2 Platten ) b. Seutter in Augsburg, nach 1740, 49,5 x 114. Kiewitz 1254. - Gesuchte und dek . Ansicht von Berlin, oben mittig mit 2 Textkartuschen in lat. bzw. deutscher Sprache. Unten mittig Gesamtansicht von Berlin "Prospect der Statt Berlin wie solche Nord- Westwärts anzusehen" ( 18,5 x 62 cm.) mit Erklärungen von 1 - 33 unter der Darstellung. Darum herum gruppiert 20 Teilansichten die das königl. Schloß, Arsenal, Kronprinl. Palais, königl. Gouverneurshaus, königl. sogen. Fürstenhaus, Königl. Kollegienhaus und zahlr. Kirchen, sowie 2 Denkmäler zeigen.

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        Gesamtans., darunter Erklärungen in deut. und lat. Sprache, "Lisabona. Lisabon.".

      . Kupferstich v. Ringle n. Werner b. Engelbrecht in Augsburg, um 1740, 21 x 31. Nicht bei Fauser; Schott, Martin Engelbrecht, S. 53

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        Neraïr et Melhoé, conte ou histoire. Ouvrage orné de disgressions

      Paris: Chez rue a l'enseigne, 1740. Two volumes, small octavo; contemporary French mottled calf, spines gilt n compartments with double labels, some wear to extremities. Very scarce: the probable first edition of this utopian romance, which is missed by most of the standard bibliographers. This strange mix of the utopian and the fairy-tale is set on the Island of Zinzinard three thousand years ago. Showing a very strong awareness of precedents in the imaginary voyage, Zinzinard is set mid way between Utopia and the land of the Sevarambes. Recent research by Ray Howgego has deepened our understanding of the history of this work: the author is thought to have been Henri Barthélemy de Blanes (c.1707-1754) was born in the Auvergne and was mestre de camp of a cavalry regiment; nothing more is known of him, our only source of information being a passing mention in volume 47 of Charles-Joseph Mayer's, Le Cabinet des Fées (1786). However, authorship of Neraïr et Melhoë remains uncertain, and more than twenty-five years were to pass before any name would be associated with the book, beginning with Catalogue des Livres provenans de la Bibliothèque de M.L.D.D.L.V., vol. 2 (Paris, 1767). The recently published Correspondance de Madame de Graffigny: 23 octobre 1744 - 10 septembre 1745 contains several references to the book, but Françoise de Gaffigny, novelist and playwright, laments her ignorance of the author, stating only that he is 'a friend of Ponteval' [Antoine de Fériol, comte de Pont-de-Veyle]. An alternative attribution frequently made to the theatre historian Claude Parfaict (1701?-1777) seems unlikely. Parfaict wrote nothing of a similar nature, and it appears that the sole source of this perpetuated mis-attribution is a librarian's note in the Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliothèque de Feu M. de Lamoignon, published in 1791. The unusual imprint of the work, together with the relatively incomplete listings available, has led to some confusion over both dates and authorship. The original date of publication is unknown, the publisher's imprint telling us only that it was in 'l'an de l'âge de l'auteur, LX' which itself throws suspicion on De Blanes who died at forty-seven. Le Cabinet des Fées dates the book to 1759, but the Graffigny correspondence clearly indicates that the book was in widespread circulation around 1744, which is probably closer to the date of publication. The journal Die Neue Europäische Fama first lists it in 1746. A now very rare German translation appeared at Bremen and Leipzig in 1747 as Der Stutzer nach der Mode [the follower of fashion?], and a second French edition of two volumes in one can be dated precisely to 1748. Another edition of two volumes in one was printed under the title Le Miroir, ou histoire griguenodine with the false imprint 'Venise' [Venice]. It is known that in 1749 all copies of this "Venise" edition were seized by the state and the bookseller Vente imprisoned in the Bastille. Any remaining copies, only two of which could be found, are overstamped with a government 'health warning'. It is also significant that the 1748 edition was printed in duodevicesimo (18o), which is usually a fair indication that the book had by then gone 'underground'. With the bookplate of Robert Garrisson.

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        Accurata Designatio Celebris Freti prope Andalusiae Castellum Gibraltar

      ca 1740 - Kolorierter Kupferstich, Darstellung: 57 x 49,5 cm Altkolorierter Kupferstich zeigt Andalusien, Cadiz, Gibraltar, Menorca, Malaga und Ceuta. Herausgegeben bei Seutter in Augsburg um 1740. Kaum fleckig, insgesamt gut erhalten. Map showing Andalusia in Spain with in-set maps and views of Cadiz, Gibraltar, Minorca, Malaga and Ceuta. With vivid originaly colouring. Published by Lotter in Augsburg around 1740. Hardly noticeable stained, in general in a good condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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        THE GIGANTICK HISTORY, Volume the Second: Which completes the HISTORY of Guildhall, London. With other curious Matters.

      Printed for Tho. Boreman, Bookseller, near the two giants in Guildhall, London. 1740. [Price 4d.FIRST EDITION 1740, 32mo, 59 x 44 mm, 2 5 / 16 x 1¼ inches, woodcut frontispiece of the Guildhall, double ruled border to title page, pages: xxiv, (25) - 128, including 12 page List of (Little) Subscribers and 8 pages of introduction for little readers, bound in original Dutch flowered paper over boards, no lettering or label. Spine slightly rubbed, slightly worn at tail of spine with very small split to lower hinge, top 20 mm (¾") of spine very neatly repaired with matching paper (not Dutch flowered), corners and boards slightly rubbed, no inscriptions, contents clean, sturdily bound. A very good copy of the rare first edition of Volume II which was published after Volume I but the same year. A further 8 volumes were published in the series by 1743. These little books were some of the earliest published for children which were not moral or religious in purpose. They were published for subscribers only which partly accounts for their scarcity. Bondy, Miniature Books, page 21; Osborne II, 800 (Volume I). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Neraïr et Melhoé, conte ou histoire. Ouvrage orné de disgressions

      Chez rue a l'enseigne, Paris 1740 - Two volumes, small octavo; contemporary French mottled calf, spines gilt n compartments with double labels, some wear to extremities. Very scarce: the probable first edition of this utopian romance, which is missed by most of the standard bibliographers. This strange mix of the utopian and the fairy-tale is set on the Island of Zinzinard three thousand years ago. Showing a very strong awareness of precedents in the imaginary voyage, Zinzinard is set mid way between Utopia and the land of the Sevarambes. Recent research by Ray Howgego has deepened our understanding of the history of this work: the author is thought to have been Henri Barthélemy de Blanes (c.1707-1754) was born in the Auvergne and was mestre de camp of a cavalry regiment; nothing more is known of him, our only source of information being a passing mention in volume 47 of Charles-Joseph Mayer's, Le Cabinet des Fées (1786). However, authorship of Neraïr et Melhoë remains uncertain, and more than twenty-five years were to pass before any name would be associated with the book, beginning with Catalogue des Livres provenans de la Bibliothèque de M.L.D.D.L.V., vol. 2 (Paris, 1767). The recently published Correspondance de Madame de Graffigny: 23 octobre 1744 - 10 septembre 1745 contains several references to the book, but Françoise de Gaffigny, novelist and playwright, laments her ignorance of the author, stating only that he is 'a friend of Ponteval' [Antoine de Fériol, comte de Pont-de-Veyle]. An alternative attribution frequently made to the theatre historian Claude Parfaict (1701?-1777) seems unlikely. Parfaict wrote nothing of a similar nature, and it appears that the sole source of this perpetuated mis-attribution is a librarian's note in the Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliothèque de Feu M. de Lamoignon, published in 1791. The unusual imprint of the work, together with the relatively incomplete listings available, has led to some confusion over both dates and authorship. The original date of publication is unknown, the publisher's imprint telling us only that it was in 'l'an de l'âge de l'auteur, LX' which itself throws suspicion on De Blanes who died at forty-seven. Le Cabinet des Fées dates the book to 1759, but the Graffigny correspondence clearly indicates that the book was in widespread circulation around 1744, which is probably closer to the date of publication. The journal Die Neue Europäische Fama first lists it in 1746. A now very rare German translation appeared at Bremen and Leipzig in 1747 as Der Stutzer nach der Mode [the follower of fashion?], and a second French edition of two volumes in one can be dated precisely to 1748. Another edition of two volumes in one was printed under the title Le Miroir, ou histoire griguenodine with the false imprint 'Venise' [Venice]. It is known that in 1749 all copies of this "Venise" edition were seized by the state and the bookseller Vente imprisoned in the Bastille. Any remaining copies, only two of which could be found, are overstamped with a government 'health warning'. It is also significant that the 1748 edition was printed in duodevicesimo (18o), which is usually a fair indication that the book had by then gone 'underground'. With the bookplate of Robert Garrisson. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        GA aus der Vogelschau, darunter 2 weitere Ansichten "Plan tres exact et vue de la ville baye, et des nouvelles Fortification de Gibraltar ..".

      . altkol. Kupferstich v. Albert Carl Seutter n. Harcourt b. Seutter in Augsburg, um 1740, 49 x 56. Seltene Stich bei Seutter. In der oberen Hälfte altkol. Ansicht der Festung Gibraltar aus der Vogelschau ( 36,5 x 56 cm.). Im unteren Drittel 2 nicht kol. Ansichten, jeweils 9 x 28 cm. "Vue de Detroit .. " und Vue de la Ville, et du Detroit de Gibraltar ..". Am rechten Rand eine überaus prachtvolle Titelkartusche mit zahlr. figürlichen Allegorien ( Seejungfrauen, Götter usw. ). Links oben Erklärungen. In der oberen Ansicht zahlr. Schiffen und einer Windrose.

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        Borussiae Regnum

      Augsburg, Seutter, Matthias, 1740. "Borussiae Regnum". Altkol. Kupf.-Kte. bei M. Seutter, Augsburg, um 1740. Mit gr. fig. und herald. Kart. (mit Porträt Fridrich Wilhelms) mit zahlr. Schiffe, Kart. mit Meilenanzeiger ("Scalae") und e. Nebenkarte des Fürstentums Neuchatel (15,5:11,5 cm). 49,5:58 cm.. Dekorative Karte von Ostpreußen mit Kaliningrad (Königsberg) rechts von der Mitte.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Karel Krenek]
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        Die zum Thor herauskommende Herde. (In Berchems Geschmack).

      1740. Radierung, 1740, auf festem Bütten. 19:26,5 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung Duc L.-E. d'Arenberg (1750-1820), Brüssel und Nordkirchen, Lugt 567. Literatur: Linck 134, I (von IV). - Reiner Ätzdruck, vorzügliches und breitrandiges Exemplar, im rechten Rand leichte Quetschfalten. - Selten!. Nach einer Ausbildung bei J.A. Thiele (1685-1752) in Dresden war Dietrich ab 1730 für August den Starken tätig. Es folgten Aufenthalte in Weimar und Braunschweig. Ab 1741 war er Hofmaler August III. in Dresden. 1746 folgte die Ernennung zum Inspektor der Dresdener Gemäldegalerie, 1764 die Professur an der Akademie. Wenig später wurde er Leiter der Kunstschule der Porzellanmanufaktur Meißen. Dietrichs Wirken in Dresden trug erheblich zu einer Neubewertung und einem vertieften Verständnis der niederländischen Malerei des 17. Jahrhunderts bei.

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        Relation du Voyage Mysterieux de l'Isle de la Vertu, a Oronte

      Mons: chez Gaspard Migeot, 1740. Duodecimo, contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine chipped at base but a very good copy. Mexican Bishop and the Land of Virtue. Attractive copy of a rare work, with a Belgian imprint, relating the "mysterious voyage" to a "Land of Virtue". First published in Rouen in 1684, this rare spiritual romance is an educational novel written as an allegorical voyage to the imaginary island of 'Virtue' on the River Orontes, the chief Syrian river, and the standard route to Egypt since antiquity. The island proves to be a peaceful religious utopia, presented as a model for the reader. The work is attributed to Palafox y Mendoza (1600-1659), a Spanish bishop and writer, who was a Viceroy in New Spain (in Mexico) in 1642. His attempts to improve conditions for Native Americans led to clashes with the Jesuits and his ultimate excommunication. Attempts to have Palafox y Mendoza beatified were routinely blocked; in fact it was only in March 2010 that Pope Benedict XVI finally approved a miracle, and Palafox y Mendoza's beatification is now expected. This was a popular work over the next century. This has been considered the third edition, but may in fact be the sixth or seventh; whatever the case, this provincial edition is very rare. With an old note "très rare" and the contemporary ownership inscription of a jeweller: "ce present livre appartient à moy Bouchard, orfevre…

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        Set of World & four Continents.]

      1740 - Nuremberg, c.1740. Original colour with additions, some evidence of gold highlighting, Five plates, each c.500 x 570mm. Occasional minor restoration. A highly decorative set of maps: the world is double-hemisphere world map with two smaller celestial spheres, as well as wind-heads and depictions of natural phenomena such as water-spouts, eruptions and rainbows; the other four each have a large and colourful title cartouche. On the maps California has rejoined the mainland; Ezo is depicted as a large landmass connected to Kamchatka not Japan; Tasmania is still far-removed from mainland Australia; and New Zealand is a partial coastline, far too large.

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        "PASSAVIUM. PASSAU." Altkolorierter Kupferstich von J.C. Leopold nach F.B. Werner. Aus: "Europens Zierde ...". Augsburg, um 1740. 20:29 cm. - Alte Schnitte im Papier fast unsichtbar restauriert.

      Augsburg: Leopold, 1740. Sehr dekorative Gesamtansicht von Passau in schönem Altkolorit. Mit lateinischer und deutscher Legende unterhalb der Darstellung. - Sehr seltenes Blatt..

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        Coppenhagen die Königl. Dänische Hauptstadt und Residentz Stadt, in Grund Riss.

      Augsburg, Verlag bey Tobias Conrad Lotter, (Ca. 1740). 50,5x59,5 cm. Kobberstukket plan over København visende bydelene lige efter den store brand 1728 og med den afbrændte del markeret. Fuld samtidig håndkolorering. Nederst på siden er der et detailleret prospekt af København, ukoloreret. Med våbenskjolde, kompasroser og skibe i søen

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        Accurata Designatio Celebris Freti prope Andalusiae Castellum Gibraltar

      ca 1740. Kolorierter Kupferstich, Darstellung: 57 x 49,5 cm. Altkolorierter Kupferstich zeigt Andalusien, Cadiz, Gibraltar, Menorca, Malaga und Ceuta. Herausgegeben bei Seutter in Augsburg um 1740. Kaum fleckig, insgesamt gut erhalten. Map showing Andalusia in Spain with in-set maps and views of Cadiz, Gibraltar, Minorca, Malaga and Ceuta. With vivid originaly colouring. Published by Lotter in Augsburg around 1740. Hardly noticeable stained, in general in a good condition.

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        Insula Corsica, olim regni titulo insignis...

      Augsburg ca. 1740. Karte zeigt die Insel Korsika mit prachvollen Kartouchen und Wappen, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 57 x 49. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        Synopsis Plagae Septemtrionalis, sive Sueciae, Daniae et Norwegiae Regn

      Augsburg. Map. Copperplate engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 19.25 x 22.5". This elaborate map of Scandinavia shows the entirety of the region as it relates to the mainland of Europe. Published circa 1740, the map postdates the Swedish imperial era and corresponds instead to a time of a more balanced power distribution in Northern Europe. The three main kingdoms of the 18th century--Sweden, Denmark, and Norway--are shown along with Finland and the Baltics, all thoroughly labeled with cities, rivers, and pictorial mountains and forests. The coloring of the map further contributes to this historical vision of relative stability, if not necessarily peace, with hand coloring delineating the various regions of each locale. In the upper left of the map is an elaborate cartouche topped with the arms of Sweden. This heraldry is offset, however, by women symbolizing justice and peace, below the arms, and a woman to the right of the arms with a shawl that mimics the billowing sails of ships in the harbor behind her. Together, these feminine figures suggest an era of renewed commerce and even cooperation amongst the various northern kingdoms. This map appeared in Matthaus Seutter's "Atlas novus sive tabulae geographicae totius orbis." It is in good condition with some small tears to the margins nor affecting the image. Manuscript note in upper right margin reads "83."Matthaus Seutter the Elder (1678-1757) was an engraver, globe maker and map publisher based in Augsburg. He apprenticed with J.B. Homann in Nuremberg and, in fact, this map was likely modeled on Homann's 1725 precedent. Seutter was awarded the title of Imperial Geographer by Karl VI in 1731, and his son-in-law T.C. Lotter took over the business in 1758. This map of Amsterdam exemplifies Seutter's cartographic prowess.

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        Summa Theologica in Quattuor Partes Distributa

      Verona - Ex Typographia Seminarii, Apud Augustinum Carattonium, 1740 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. %0D%0AA collection of a Theological Summary by St. Antoninus, Archbishop of Florence. %0D%0AComplete in four volumes. %0D%0ASaint Antoninus of Florence, O. P. , was an Italian Dominican friar, who ruled as an Archbishop of Florence. He is venerated as a saint by the Catholic Church. %0D%0AHe was born Antonio Pierozzi (also called de Forciglioni) on 1 March 1389 in the city of Florence, then capital of an independent Republic, to Niccolo and Tomasina Pierozzi, prominent citizens of the city, Niccolo being a notary. %0D%0AAntoninus was consecrated Archbishop of Florence on 13 March 1446, at the Dominican priory in Fiesole, on the initiative of Pope Eugene IV, who had come to admire him through his participation in the major Church councils of the period. He came to win the esteem and love of his people, especially by his energy and resource in combating the effects of the plague and earthquake in 1448 and 1453. It was they who began the use of the diminutive form of his name which has come to prevail. Antoninus lived a life of austerity as archbishop, continuing to follow the Dominican Rule. His relations with the Medici regime were close but not always harmonious, with his serving several times as an ambassador for the Republic to the Holy See during the 1450s. %0D%0AAntoninus had a great reputation for theological learning, and had assisted as a papal theologian at the Council of Florence. Of his various works, the list of which is given in Quetif-Echard, De Scriptoribus Ordinis Praedicatorum, vol. i. 818, the best-known are his Summa theologica moralis (1477) and the Summa confessionalis, Curam illius habes (1472). The latter is one of three guides for confessors which he wrote, and it was highly regarded by the clergy as an aid for centuries. His writings were a major development in the field of moral theology. For a more up to date list of works and manuscripts, see Thomas Kaeppeli, Scriptores ordinis praedicatorum medii aevi, vol. 1 (Rome: Ad S. Sabinaa, 1970). %0D%0AIn 1477 Antoninus' the Chronicon partibus tribus distincta ab initio mundi ad MCCCLX was published; it was intended to be a history of creation from a religious perspective, up to the end of the 14th century. Though uncritical in its account of earlier ages, his accounts of more current events have been useful to historians. %0D%0AAntoninus' writings, some in Italian, reflect a pronounced awareness of the problems of social and economic development. He argued in them that the state had a duty to intervene in mercantile affairs for the common good, and the obligation to help the poor and needy. His viewpoint on the vanity of women's dress made concessions to the social status of women of high birth or married to holders of high office. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn cream paper bindings. Externally, worn. There is a library label to the front board on all volumes. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean. Overall: GOOD. %0D%0A%0D%0A.

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        Nova mappa Archiducatus Austriae superioris ditiones in suos quadrantes divisas conspectui sistens juxta recentissimas observationis adornata.

      Augsburg, Seutter, vor 1740.. Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte nach G.M. Vischer, Bildausschnitt 48,5 x 57,5 cm, Blattgr. 52 x 60,5 cm.. Sandler, Johann Baptista Homann, Die Homännischen Erben, Matthäus Seutter und Ihre Landkarten, p. 8. Sehr dekorative Karte Oberösterreichs nach G.M. Vischer, die 4 Viertel Traunviertel, Hausruckviertel, Mühlviertel und Schwartzviertel (heute teil des Mühlviertels) farblich gekennzeichnet, mit dekorativer Kartusche oben links mit dem Wahlsrpuch "Austriae erit incrementum optabile universis"; Exemplar ohne Mittelfalz aus einer Planoausgabe, am linken Rand Leimreste der Bindung, sonst tadellos

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        Relation du Voyage Mysterieux de l'Isle de la Vertu, a Oronte

      chez Gaspard Migeot, Mons 1740 - Duodecimo, contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine chipped at base but a very good copy. Mexican Bishop and the Land of Virtue. Attractive copy of a rare work, with a Belgian imprint, relating the "mysterious voyage" to a "Land of Virtue". First published in Rouen in 1684, this rare spiritual romance is an educational novel written as an allegorical voyage to the imaginary island of 'Virtue' on the River Orontes, the chief Syrian river, and the standard route to Egypt since antiquity. The island proves to be a peaceful religious utopia, presented as a model for the reader. The work is attributed to Palafox y Mendoza (1600-1659), a Spanish bishop and writer, who was a Viceroy in New Spain (in Mexico) in 1642. His attempts to improve conditions for Native Americans led to clashes with the Jesuits and his ultimate excommunication. Attempts to have Palafox y Mendoza beatified were routinely blocked; in fact it was only in March 2010 that Pope Benedict XVI finally approved a miracle, and Palafox y Mendoza's beatification is now expected. This was a popular work over the next century. This has been considered the third edition, but may in fact be the sixth or seventh; whatever the case, this provincial edition is very rare. With an old note "très rare" and the contemporary ownership inscription of a jeweller: "ce present livre appartient à moy Bouchard, orfevre?" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CORPUS JURIS FEUDALIS oder Vollständige Sammlung derer Teuschen Gemeinen Lehens - Gestze, welche aus allen Teutschen und Longobardischen Lehen .- Rechten, samt vielen Reichs - Urkunden, bestehet. Zusammengelesen und verbessert mit Vorrede und Blatweiser versehen durch Henrich Christian Senckenberg, Fürstlich Hessischen Regierungs-Rath und Professor derer Rechten zu Giessen auch verschiedener höchst- und hohen Stände Rath von Haus aus.

      Frankfurt/Main. J. Ph. Krieger.1740.. Erste Auflage. 21 x 14 cm. 630 Seiten, 21 Blatt. Pergament der Zeit, etwas verbogen. Gut erhalten.. Mit dem Portrait von Ludovicus VIII. Landgraf von Hessen. Enthält alle bekannten Lehnrechte germanischen Ursprungs, einschließlich selbst der "Ordonannces de Saint-Louis", außerdem aber noch dasjenige aus dem erst von Senckenberg aufgefundenen " Kleinen Kaiserrecht ". Heinrich Christian war der älteste der drei Brüder Senckenberg. Titel mit altem Namenszug, verso Stempel.

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        Gesamtansicht ('Ratisbona Versus Continentem').

      . altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Francesco Ambrosius (Ambrosi) in Venedig, um 1740, 19 x 29 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Sehr seltenes Blatt mit Remondini-Papier alt im Rahmen am oberen und unterem Rand dekoriert!

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        India Orientalis, cum Adjacentibus Insulis Nova Delineatione ob oculos posita.

      Augsburg, Seutter, um 1740.. Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte von A. Silbereisen, Bildausschnitt 48,5 x 57 cm, Blattgr. 51 x 59,5 cm.. Sandler, Johann Baptista Homann, Die Homännischen Erben, Matthäus Seutter und Ihre Landkarten, S. 10. Ausgabe ohne Privileg. Dekorative Karte von Südostasien, von Indien und den Malediven im Westen bis Neu Guinea im Osten, von der Nordküste Australiens im Süden bis Japan im Norden; unterer Rand mit Teilen der Bordüre ausgerissen und alt angerändert, einige Unterstreichungen von alter Hand, sonst in passablem Zustand

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        Der monatlich=herausgegebener Insecten=Belustigung. 4 Bde. (Without the "Beiträge" by Kleemann later issued).

      Nürnberg, Johann Joseph Fleischmann, (1740) - 61. 4to. 4 contemp. full calf. Raised bands. Tome-and titlelabels with gilt lettering. Small tears to upper compartments on 2 volumes. A crack to leather at fronthinge on one volume (covers not loose). Richly gilt spines. Bindings a bit rubbed. 4 engraved frontispieces, of which 3 are handcoloured, the portrait plain. Name cut from title-pages and crudely repaired, no loss. A small hole in title-page on volume 3 after an inkspot with loss of a few letters. A bit of dampstaining (to some leaves in volume 2) and scattered browning. With 286 finely handcoloured engraved plates (some large folded). One plate in volume 2 with 2 tears (no loss).. First edition of this highly praised entomology with the scientific correct plates drawn by Roesel himself and the fine colouring supervised by him. Cuvier called him "L'un de plus ingénieux observateurs et de plus habiles dessinateurs d'histoire naturelles."W. Junk "Rara", Vol. II, p. 159. - Nissen ZBI: 3466.Nissen ZBI: 3466

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        Neue Appenzeller Chronick oder Beschreibung des Cantons Appenzell der Innern- und Aussern-Rooden ... Samt einer chronologischen Erzehlung der Merckwürdigen Geschichten des Landes ... und einem Anhang der vornehmsten Instrumenten, Diplomatum, Bündnissen, Friedens-Schlüssen etc..

      St. Gallen, Ruprecht Weniger, 1740. 8°, Kupferfronti., 8 Bl., 1 altkolorierte mehrfach gefaltete Faltkarte, 752 S., 112 S. (Anhang einiger, der vornehmsten Instrumenten, Diplomatum, Bündnissen, Friedens-Schlüssen ), OLdr. d. Zeit goldgeprägt., Deckel etwas berieben. Exlibris a. Vors., innen minimal stockfleckig, Karte im Falz etwas hinterlegt - sehr schönes Exemplar. Preis in CHF: 3520. Erste Auflage, Haller IV 796. - Einwohner, Ursprung, Sitten, Gewerbe, Religion, Regierungsart etc. Titelkupfer von Jacob Gottlieb Thelot. - Walser, Gabriel (1695-1776) studierte ab 1712 Theologie in Basel, Marburg, Tübingen, Jena und Halle. 1717 legte er in Basel das Examen ab und wurde Mitglied der Appenzeller Synode. 1721-45 wirkte er als Pfarrer in Speicher. Weil er sich im Landhandel auf Seiten der unterlegenen Partei engagiert hatte, wurde er 1732 zu einer Busse verurteilt. Er gab 1738-45 den "Alten und neuen Appenzeller Schreib-Calender" heraus und veröffentlichte 1740 die "Neue Appenzeller Chronik". Der landeskundl., wertvollere Teil der Chronik beruht auf eigenen Beobachtungen, der hist. Teil schliesst an Bartholomäus Bischofbergers Werk an und ergänzt dieses bis 1732. Hier musste W. auf obrigkeitl. Geheiss hin abbrechen (seine Fortsetzung für die Jahre 1732-72 erschien erst 1829). Ab 1745 bis zu seinem Tod war W. Pfarrer in Berneck. Er bereiste weite Teile der Schweiz und zeichnete u.a. 1763-68 15 Karten für den 1769 in Nürnberg erschienenen "Atlas novus reipublicae Helveticae".

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        "DINKELSPULA. DINKELSPÜLL". Altkolorierter Kupferstich von J.F. Leopold. Aus: "Europens Zierde ...", Augsburg, um 1740. 16:29,5 cm. - Leicht gebräunt.

      Augsburg: Leopold, 1740. Von einer Anhöhe mit reicher Figurenstaffage blickt man von Nordosten auf die Stadt. Zwei Putti halten Schriftbänder mit der Bildlegende. Unten zweisprachiger Text, der die ökonomische und soziale Struktur der Stadt erklärt. - Seltenes Blatt..

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        "NORIMBERGA. Nürnberg." Kolorierter Kupferstich von J.G. Ringle nach I.B. Werner. Erschienen bei M. Engelbrecht in Augsburg. Um 1740. 20:29,5 cm. - In Handarbeitsrahmung (45:55,5 cm).

      Augsburg: Engelbrecht, 1740. Fauser 10102, Müller S. 76. - Ansicht der Stadt von Südosten, mit ausführlicher Legende in deutscher und lateinischer Sprache. - Sehr seltenes Blatt..

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        Die zum Thor herauskommende Herde. (In Berchems Geschmack).

      1740. Radierung, 1740, auf festem Bütten. 19:26,5 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung Duc L.-E. d'Arenberg (1750-1820), Brüssel und Nordkirchen, Lugt 567. Literatur: Linck 134, I (von IV). - Reiner Ätzdruck, vorzügliches und breitrandiges Exemplar, im rechten Rand leichte Quetschfalten. - Selten!. Nach einer Ausbildung bei J.A. Thiele (1685-1752) in Dresden war Dietrich ab 1730 für August den Starken tätig. Es folgten Aufenthalte in Weimar und Braunschweig. Ab 1741 war er Hofmaler August III. in Dresden. 1746 folgte die Ernennung zum Inspektor der Dresdener Gemäldegalerie, 1764 die Professur an der Akademie. Wenig später wurde er Leiter der Kunstschule der Porzellanmanufaktur Meißen. Dietrichs Wirken in Dresden trug erheblich zu einer Neubewertung und einem vertieften Verständnis der niederländischen Malerei des 17. Jahrhunderts bei.

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        Berg-Ordnung Des freyen Königl. Bergwercks Sanct Joachimsthal, samt anderen umliegenden und eingeleibten Silber-Bergwercken, Wie solche von Ihro Majest. Ferdinando dem Ersten 1548 aufgerichtet worden. Nebst einem beygefügten Appendice allerley Bergwercks-Gebräuche und Ordnung zu dem Joachimsthalischen Bergwerck gehörig, und aus einem geschriebenen Exemplar zusammen getragen. Anietzo aber wegen deren Abgang zu Beförderung der Berg-Luft auf das Neue unter die Presse geliefert worden

      Jauer: Johann Christoph Jungmann, 1740.. 1. Aufl. 1 Titelkupfer, 4°, Halbledereinband, goldgeprägter Titel auf rotem Lederrückenschild, Einband leicht berieben, Rücken am oberen Rand im Übergang zum vorderem Einbanddeckel mit 2 cm Fehlstelle, Kapitale bestossen, Vorsätze braunfleckig, Widmung auf vorderem Vorsatz, Besitzerstempel auf Titel, Titel leicht fingerfleckig, innen teils an den Rändern mit leichten Wasserflecken, innen papierbedingt gebräunt,ansonsten gut..

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        "WINSHEIMIU - WJNSHEJM." Kolorierter Kupferstich von J.F. Leopold. Aus: "Europens Zierde ...". Augsburg, um 1740. 19,5:29,5 cm. - Mit schmalem Rändchen um die Darstellung. Im oberen und unteren Blattrand geringfügig restauriert.

      Augsburg: Leopold, 1740. Die prachtvolle Gesamtansicht aus dem 18. Jahrhundert gilt als eine der gesuchtesten Darstellungen der Stadt. - Selten..

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        Prospectus elegantiores Splendidissimae Archiepiscopatis Urbis Salisburgensis, praecipuarumque in ea illustrium, ac maximé mirabilium, tam Sacrarum quam profanarum Aedium pro ornamento tabulae Geographicae ex utrosque latereet infra appendendo exhibiti.

      Norimberga, 1740 circa. Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, colore, cm 50 x 59 (alla lastra) più margini. Otto riquadri con scorci della città di Salisburgo che illustrano il duomo, le chiese, i palazzi e l'università e, al margine inferiore, nel più grande dei due riquadri sulla destra, la veduta della città attraversata dal fiume Salzach. Alcuni difetti marginali e al margine inferiore in corrispondenza della brachetta, una leggera ondulazione della carta, discreta conservazione.

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        Schat-Kamer van Verscheyde Geschriften

      , 1740. 1740. Amsterdam, without date and printer (about 1740). 18 leaves (including title). Oblong 4to. Bound in marbled paper. Despite a clumsy attempt of calligraphy on the verso of the second leaf a fine copy. Third issue of the third book of Ambrosius Perling. This master calligrapher was born in Utrecht in 1657 or 1658 and became a citizen of Amsterdam in 1683. He kept a boarding school where calligraphy was taught and died in 1718. The first issues of the books written by Perling were published at his own expenses, the later ones were published (as in this case) by members of the family De Broen, engravers and publishers in Amsterdam. Ambrosius Perling reached a high fame during his lifetime as the last writing master who could hold in honor the calligraphic tradition of the Dutch republic. De Broen advertised his scripts as produced by "the jewel of the writing masters" and in fact the fame of Perling as unsurpassed calligrapher lasted well into the XIX century, both in Holland and abroad. Especially in England the influence of Perling was great. S. Morison in his introduction to the book of Heal on the history of calligraphy in England stresses the important rôle played by Perling alongside the Frenchmen Barbedor and Matherot. "While XVIth and early XVIIth century Italian handwriting had still been formed in a rather compressed and angular manner, the Dutch masters developed a broader and more rounded variant which, so far as writing line is concerned, was written at a wider sloping angle. This hand, which could be written more quickly, was imitated and developed further by a number of English masters ..." (Croiset van Uchelen). Specimens of Perling's writing were reproduced by English masters as Snell, Champion and Bickham. Also in Spain Perling's influence was felt, as demonstrated by the insertion of a letter by him in the manual of Servidori (1787). This suite corresponds to the issue IIIb of this book in the Perling bibliography attempted by Croiset van Uchelen. The names of the engravers are G. and J. De Broen and the plates are disposed mostly according to Croiset's description, with two inversions. The first edition of the Schat-Kamer was published in 1685 and comprised only 17 leaves. [T. Croiset van Uchelen (The writing master Ambrosius Perling in: Quaerendo, 26(3)) pages 167-197; compare Bonacini 1401-1403, quoting respectively an edition without date which he did not personally see, the first edition and a later edition (dated by him as about 1724, but containing only 17 leaves) and Kat. Berlin 5031 for the first edition] [T. Croiset van Uchelen (The writing master Ambrosius Perling in: Quaerendo, 26(3)) pages 167-197; compare Bonacini 1401-1403, quoting respectively an edition without date which he did not personally see, the first edition and a later edition (dated by him as about 1724, but containing only 17 leaves) and Kat. Berlin 5031 for the first edition]

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        Ingermanlandiae seu Ingriae novissima tabula luci tradita

      Nürnberg ca. 1740. Karte zeigt die Umgebung von St. Petersburg mit einer Prachtvollen Kartouche und einer Gesammtansicht von St. Petersburg, koloriert, Kupferstich, 47 x 56. Zustand: Falz unten fachmänisch restauriert

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        New Books printed for E. Curll, at Pope's Head, in Rose-Street Covent-Garden

      , 1740. 1740. London, E. Curl, (1740). 8vo. 19cm. 8pp. Caption title. Disbound. This catalogue of one numbered and 28 unnumbered works was issued by Edmund Curll with works ranging from gardening, science, surgery, biography, poetry and, of course, a range of works for which Curll is more popularly associated including The Altar of Love: Or the whole art of Kissing in all its varieties and A Treatise of teh use of Rods in physical and veneral affairs... Edmund Curll (1675-1747) is one of the most notorious English booksellers of the eighteenth century. His notoriety arose partly from some of the scandalous works he published and partly for his long feud with Alexander Pope, in whose Dunciad he is satirized. This long quarrel started in 1716. Curll was pertinaciously defiant of authority , and malicious toward his enemy. But he is generally truthful, and his chief enemy, Pope, was the agressor and deserved much worse handling than Curll gave him (cf Plomer). The last work in this catalogue is: The Genuine Literary Correspondence between Mr. Pope and his Friends for about Thirty Years. With pictures of the most considerable Persons, Engraven by the best Masters. In 6 volumes. The description takes up one page and a half and the catalogue ends with a note saying that "...we have not any Thing in our Language so entertaining and instructive as these Letters..."

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        Livoniae et Curlandiae Ducatus

      Augsburg, Seutter, Matthias, 1740. "Livoniae et Curlandiae Ducatus cum Insulis adjacentib. Mappa Geographica". Altkol. Kupf.-Kte., M. Seutter, Augsburg, um 1740. Mit gr. fig. Titelkart. und Meilenzeiger mit e. Putti. 48,5:58,5 cm.. Dekorative Karte von Lettland und Estland.

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        Vierspänner mit Kutsche, Reiter und Hund.

      . Radierung, auf Velin. 13,8:30,9 cm. Literatur: Vgl. Nagler, Monogrammisten, Bd. III, Nr. 2630. - Schöner Abdruck mit breitem Rand.. Der als Landschafts- und Porträtmaler bekannte Biedermann erhielt ersten Zeichenunterricht bei J.R. Schellenberg (1740-18o6), ging anschließend als 15jähriger nach Bern, um bei H. Rieter (1751-1818) zu studieren. Biedermann erlangte bald Anerkennung für seine Arbeiten und war in Zürich, Winterthur und Basel tätig, wo er auch unterrichtete. 1814 zog er nach Konstanz, kehrte aber 1827 wieder nach Zürich zurück. Reisen unternahm er nach Augsburg, Stuttgart, München und Dresden. 1802 publizierte er mit G.L. Lory (1763-1840) und J. Höferlin (gest. 1816) topographische Werke über die Schweiz und Rußland. Er radierte und gab auch mehrere lithographierte Folgen von Schweizer Ansichten und Volkstypen heraus

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        Istoria delle cose operate nella China da monsignor Gio. Ambrogio Mezzabarba partriarca d'Alessandria, legato appostolico in quell' imperio. Edizione seconda.

      Colonia, appresso Enrico Aertssens, 1740.Sm.8vo. Contemporary vellum, with autograph title to spine. Title-page printed in red and black, with woodcut vignette. XV,256 pp.* Second edition; first edition Parigi 1739. - 'In 1720, Clement XI, wishing to alleviate the hardships of the Church in China, despatched to the East a new legate, G.A. Mezzabarba, Patriarch of Alexandria. On October 12, he reached Canton (Guangzhou) and secured with difficulty an audience with the Kangxi emperor, whom he appeased by promising that starting for Europe, he granted eight permissions, whereby he thought, while maintaining fully the decree of Clement XI, to remedy all hardships resulting therefrom for the converts, especially those of the better class. It was permitted to kneel down and make offerings before the amended tablets of Confucius and ancestors, as well as before the coffin of a deceased person, provided they were preceded by the necessary explanations' (Löwendahl, Sino-Western relations, 412). - A fine copy.Cordier, BS, col. 920; Lust 878.

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        Ridinger, Johann Elias. - "Der gefährliche Schlummer. Periculosa dormitia".

      . Mezzotinto / Schabkunstblatt, alt koloriert, um 1740. Von Johann Elias Ridinger. 37,2 x 53,8 cm (Darstellung / ohne Schrift) / 42,0 x 53,8 cm (Platte) / 45,5 x 58,5 cm (Blatt). Thienemann 1399. In der Platte unten rechts signiert. Unterhalb der Darstellung zwei kurze beschreibende Texte (deutsch/latein) in Versen: "Der gefährliche Schlum[m]er. / O traue doch dem Schlaf, berückter Schäfer, nicht, / Dieweil dein Schicksal wacht, und dir den Stab doch bricht. / Der Schlum[m]er selbst betrügt den Vorwiz kühner Seelen, / Er weiß des Herzens Tück gar künstlich zuverheelen. // Periculosa dormitia. / Pastor amaris! noli securo fidere somno, / Fata tamen vigilant filaque dura trahunt. / Falieris et dormis, vigilat fallacia, pectu / Dum fingit somnum, retia certa parat." - Charmantes Schäferszene des Barock. - Seltenes Blatt! Der in jeder Hinsicht hervorragend zu nennende Internet-Katalog zu Ridinger von Lüder H. Niemeyer verweist hinsichtlich der "von altersher übergroße(n) Seltenheit seiner Schabblätter gerade auch gegenüber der verhältnismäßig vielfach noch sichtbaren Häufigkeit der herkömmlichen Kupfer" auf Sandrart, der schon 1675 schrieb, dass geschabte Kupferplatten Auflagen von höchstens 50 bis 60 sauberen Abdrucken ermöglichen. - Verhältnismäßig breiter Rand um die Platte. Büttenpapier gedunkelt und in den Rändern angeschmutzt. Fachmännisch restaurierte Fehlstelle im unteren Rand unterhalb des Strohhuts. Verso diverse dünne Stellen. Eher mäßiger Zustand. Johann Elias Ridinger (1698 Ulm - 1767 Augsburg). Deutscher Tiermaler, Radierer und Verleger. Ridinger wurde von Christoph Rasch in Ulm und Johann Falk in Augsburg unterrichtet und bildete sich dann in Regensburg weiter, wo ihn seine Vorliebe für die Jagd zum Studium des Wildes hinführte. Er gründete später in Augsburg eine Kunsthandlung und starb hier am 1767 als Direktor der Kunstakademie. Seine radierten Blätter, die sich auf etwa 1600 Stück belaufen, stellen die Tiere in charakteristischen Lebensmomenten und landschaftlichen Umgebungen dar. Weniger gelang ihm die Darstellung der menschlichen Gestalt und zahmer Tiere, wie beispielsweise von Pferden. Alte Abdrücke der Blätter sind selten. Sehr zahlreich sind seine mit Genauigkeit und Geschmack ausgeführten Zeichnungen..

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        Carte particuliere des Costes occidentales d'Irlande......

      Paris ca. 1740. Karte zeigt die Küsten Irlands von Galloway mit Naught bis Lymerick und Kerry, mit Teilkarte von Port Kinsal, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 60 x 86. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        Theatre de la guerre dans la petite Tartarie, la Crimee, la Mer Noire ...

      Amsterdam ca. 1740. Karte zeigt die gesamte Ukraine mit der Halbinsel Krim, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 49 x 61. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        El Reyno de Espana Dividido en Dos Grandes Estados De Aragony De Castilla........

      Paris 1740. Karte zeigt gesamt Spanien mit Menorca, Mallorca und Ibiza, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 48 x 63. Zustand: Rand unten fachmänisch ergänzt

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        Tabula Americae Specialis Geographica Regni Peru, Brasiliae, Terrae Firmae, et Reg. Amazonum [Süd Amerika]

      Nürnberg, Homann Erben, um 1740. Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte, Bildausschnitt 47,5 x 55,5 cm, Blattgr. 51 x 59,5 cm. Sandler, Johann Baptista Homann, Die Homännischen Erben, Matthäus Seutter und Ihre Landkarten, S. 126. Zeigt das nördliche Südamerika von Panama und Teilen der Karibik bis Rio de Janeiro; mit der üblichen Mittelfalz, etwas fleckig, farbfrisches Kolorit, die beiden oberen Ecken gering Wasserrandig.

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        ALMANACCO PERPETUO, illustrato, e diviso in cinque parti...

      Remondini 1740 ...Almanacco perpetuo di Rutilio Benincasa cosentino, illustrato, e diviso in cinque parti, da Ottavio Beltrano di Terranova di Calabria Citra, ... Con due copiosissime tavole di tutto quello che si contiene nel presente Almanacco. - Un volume in 8vo (11x17,5 cm) di (12) - 696 pagine, con numerose illustrazioni xilografiche, di diversa grandezza, nel testo. Altro front. a c. 2M5r: Quinta parte dell'Almanacco perpetuo fisico trattato d'aritmetica ove con facilita s'insegna il vero modo d'apprenderla da se medesimo in breve tempo, ... diviso in cinque opuscoli, .. - Piccolo foro nel centro della pp7 / 8 che interessa due vignette. Per il resto, nessun difetto, cosa rara per questo tipo di pubblicazioni che erano sfogliate sempre ed ?usate? pesantemente. Tagliata forse una pagina bianca in fine (che non rientrava però nella segnatura). Modesta legatura coeva in tutta pergamena che, al contrario dell'interno, presenta numerose usure, e una mancanza di 3 cm alla pergamena del margine inferiore del piatto. - ?Rutilio Benincasa (Torzano 1555 - 1626) fu astronomo, astrologo, anche se sono poche le notizie storiche su questo personaggio al cui nome sono associate vicende leggendarie, presenti talora anche nel folklore europeo o nella tradizione letteraria classica, per cui a livello popolare è considerato una delle incarnazioni del prototipo dello stregone. Il suo nome è legato alla sua opera più conosciuta, l'Almanacco Perpetuo, scritta nel 1587, e stampata per la prima volta nel 1593. Moltissime le edizioni che furono ristampate nel corso dei secoli, diventando modello per altri almanacchi successivi, come il Barbanera, considerato il suo più diretto erede. Dopo la morte di Rutilio, l'Almanacco fu aggiornato da altri, tra cui il più importante fu Ottavio Beltrano?. Questa edizione remondiniana non è comune (solo 3 copie censite da Sbn nelle biblioteche pubbliche italiane).

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        La découverte des longitudes, avec la méthode facile aux navigateurs pour en faire usage actuellement

      Cailleau, Paris 1740 - In-12. Collation : (4), 80, (4) pp., 1 planche. Demi-veau, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure moderne dans le style de l'époque.). Première édition. Louis-François de Lisle de La Drevetiere (1682-1756) propose une méthode d'observation de la Lune pour déterminer la longitude. Sur le titre, une mention à la plume : "Ex dono autoris" et une note d'une autre main : "l'Académie a fort désaprouvé cette découverte et surtout Mr. Cassini et autres, je l'ai écrit à Mr. Delille mon ami. F.B." Rare.

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        Het regt gebruik der werelt beschouwingen, ter overtuiginge van ongodisten en ongelovigen aangetoont.Amsterdam, Joannes Pauli, 1740. Large 4to (25.5 x 19.5 cm). With title printed in red and black, engraved frontispiece, portrait of the author by P. van Gunst after Dk. Valkenburg, and 28 engraved folding plates. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Bierens de Haan 3561; Poggendorff II, p. 289; STCN (3 complete copies). The sixth corrected edition of this comprehensive argument for the existence of God based on the purposefulness of nature. Nieuwentyt wanted to convince atheists and unbelievers (notably Spinozists) of the existence of God by describing the intricacies and laws of nature. The work was pivotal in introducing the new experimental philosophy of Boyle and others into the Dutch Republic.

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