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        MISCELLANEOUS WORKS OF HIS LATE EXCELLENCY MATTHEW PRIOR ESQ; CONSISTING OF POEMS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS Viz. Epistles, Tales, Satires, Epigrams, &c. With some Select Latin Performances. Now first published fromn His Original Manuscripts. Revised by Himself, and Copied fair for the Press By Mr. Adrian Drift, His Executor

      London: Printed for the Editor, 1740. First Edition. Illustrated with superb engraved frontispiece, and engraved tail pieces throughout. 8vo, original polished calf of the period, the covers with double gilt fillet lines at the borders, the spine with fine glt decoated panel desings incorporating large central ornamental devices, within compartments separated by raised bands gilt tooled, red calf label gilt within raised bands of the spine. [viii], [iv], 380, [xcv] pp. A fine and very pleasing, clean, unpressed and crisp copy of this handsomely printed work. Entirely unsophisticated with some light evidence of shelving at the foot of the spine. RARE IN THIS STATE AND CONDITION. A beautifully printed work and an important posthumous collection, including many poems not previously published; the editor was John Bancks (or Banks), who has signed the dedication. The section at the end consists of commendatory verses, and translations from Tibullus and Ovid. Later in the year these sheets were re-issued as Vol. II in a two-volume collection, also entitled Miscellaneous Works; but they were first issued separately, as here, because the first volume was not yet ready.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Plan de la Baye d'Oran sur la Cotte [sic.] de Barbarie.

      [c.1740] - Attractive mansucript chart showing the coastline around the town of Oran with a key to significant sites - forts, "Maison qu'habittent les Mores", and "ance ou l'on fit decente" a curve in the bay where landings could be made, together with anchorages and soundings in the bay. Evidently this map was intended for use in some form of amphibious operation as, in addition to the soundings, the actual physical nature of the cliffs and beaches along the coast have been very carefully portrayed with a system somewhere between literal graphic representation and stylised hachures.There is an ink signature of "Le Ch[eva]l[ie]r de Murat Saurins" beneath the legend which may tie this chart to the operations of the French against the Ali-Pasha, Bey of Tunis. In 1742 one Lieutenant Saurins-Murat was sent by the Marquis de Massiac to take Tabarka by surprise with a force of three hundred on board two brigantines. They were betrayed and fell into an ambush, two hundred and twenty-four unfortunates, including their leader, were committed to the bagnios of Tunis, whilst twenty-seven were killed and their heads displayed on the fondouk.

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        (Map / Chart Thames, Spanish Armada, Military History): Thamesis Descriptio Anno 1588. Roberto Adamo authore. Engraved from a copy drawn by Mr. Joseph Ames 8th April 1738 from the Original in Parchment

      London: J. Pine , 1740. Very good condition, highly decorative chart with elaborate upper cartouche with armorial, lion and griffin. There is a lower cartouche, in the midline, with an English scale. This seems to be early color, on heavy laid paper, with nice margins, image measuring 15.75x26.5 inches. There are remnants of two small archival mounting stubs in the upper front corners, nowhere near the neatline and not constituting any serious visual distraction. This is a very uncommon chart from Pine's "The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lords..", published in 1740 (a year later than the original compilation). The actual copyright date on this chart, in the right lower corner, is 1740. Pine's original publication had 10 sea coast chart, and this particular chart of the Thames was often missing, so this is a very uncommon and highly attractive item. Lord Effingham, commander of the British fleet that defeated the Armada, had commissioned Adams to produce this series of charts representing various battle phases. HC Vroom was commissioned to produce the original tapestry designs, which were woven by Francis Spiring of Harlem. Almost all the tapestries were burned in the Westminster Palace fire of 1834. London appears to the far right of the river chart, and there is a decorative 16 point compass rose just above the city location. The CD version of the DNB states: " In 1739 Pine published another work of great interest, entitled ?The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lords, representing the several engagements between the English and Spanish Fleets in the ever-memorable Year mdlxxxviii,? with portraits, charts of the coasts of England, medals, &c. As these valuable tapestries, executed by H. C. Vroom to commemorate the defeat of the Spanish armada, were subsequently destroyed by fire, Pine's engravings, done from drawings by C. Lempriere, are of the greatest historical value.".

      [Bookseller: The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books]
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        Two autograph notes, unsigned:

      "Mr. Tasker has written some verses for Johnson in which he compares him with Venus! - a palpable Blunder Sir ! as Boswell says when he mimics him" & "No Frank can I get as I can see no member either of Parliament or even of Society, they will all come together presently tho' & confound me. God bless you my Dear & do write, & give my best Regards to Mr. Crisp always - & do eats wings of chicken, & make Fun, there's nothing like it ! adieu". * William Tasker (1740-1800; Poet & Antiquary); Samuel Crisp (1707-1783; Playwright; Fanny Burney's dear second 'Daddy' whilst she his dear 'Fannikin'). Laid down together on an album leaf , overall 7 x 3 ¼ inches. With, laid-down below, an address panel in her hand "Miss Burney at Mr. Hamilton's. Chessington near Kingston, Surrey". This inscribed in another, early, hand "Mrs. Thrale". With, laid-down below, another autograph note, unsigned, in the hand of Frances (Fanny) Burney, Madame D'Arblay (1752-1840; writer): "A large party here have all some separate small grievance; but all think their own of profound importance, though they see with quickness, derision, & contempt the futility of similar little chagrins or inconveniences in the neighbours". Inscribed in another, early, hand "Miss Burney, Mad. D'Arblay". This 4 ½ x 3 inches. Provenance: from a 19th Century album compiled by Maria Burrard, a 2nd cousin of Caroline Anne Southey.

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        Der Monatlich-herausgegebenen Insecten-belustigung

      Nurnberg, 1740. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Five volumes of plates, lacking text. Half-leather with marbled boards, stamping in gilt on spine. Fine condition. Volume I contains 80 plates, Vol. II 75, 3 of which fold-out, Vol. III has 92, Vol. IV 41, and Vol. V, the supplement is illustrated by Christian Friedrich Carl Kleemann with 39 plates. There are 327 total plates. There are slipsheets between most plates so they have remained remarkably fresh and bright without any signs of foxing or offsetting. The five volumes have three engraved title pages, two of which are hand colored. There is no printed title.The first part of his DER MONATLICH-HERAUSGEGEBENEN INSECTEN-BELUSTIGUNG was published in 1740. The book was praised for its outstanding illustrations; Roesel also defined insects systematically and divided them into natural groups. Today he is considered the Father of German Entomology.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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      Regiæ academiæ Lundensis historia a prima ejus ætate ad finem anni MDCCXXXVIII. Lund, L. Decreaux, 1740. 4:o. (8),73,(4) s. + DÖBELN, JOH. JAC. von. Historiæ academiæ Lundensis continuatio in conspectu academiæ cancellariorum curatorum, pro-cancellariorium, rectorum magnificorun, illustrium & pro-rectorum a prima ejus ætate ad finem anni 1738. Lund, L. Decreaux, 1741. 4:o. (8),137,(9) s. & 1 utvikbar tryckt tabell. + DÖBELN, JOH. JAC. von. Historiæ academiæ Lundensis continuatio in conspectu professorum ab academiæ inauguratione ad finem mensis septembris anni MDCCXLII. Lund, L. Decreaux, (1742). 4:o. (8),313,(17) s. Trevligt nära samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg, benvit titeletikett och stänkta snitt. Ryggen ngt blekt. Obetydliga lager- och rostfläckar. Liten pappersförorening på titelbladet och en liten lagning i övre marginalen på s. (7) i det första arbetet. Den utvikbara tabellen felbunden och placerad i det sista arbetet. Med Ulric Celsings namnteckning. Fint ex. från Biby.. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 432-34. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 9238. Cappelin Hvar finns Skåne beskrifvet s. 28. Ågren Svensk biografisk uppslagslitteratur 1295 för det sista arbetet. Den första universitetshistoriken för Lund med biografier och utförliga skriftförteckningar över universitetets lärare

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        Raccolta di notizie storiche, legali e morali, per formar il vero carattere della nobilita e dell'onore : publicata col titolo di Ateneo dell'uomo nobile, 6 volumes

      Ferrara: A Spese Della Compagnia. 1740. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1740, 5 volumes in 6 books, 4to, original vellum, complete set. Ex-library with some stamps including perforated stamps to title pages, numbers to spines, generally very good, bindings somewhat soiled and occasional wear and loss (one of the volumes has some missing vellum to the center of the spine, another has some loss to spine ends), contents very good and bright; the library marks are quite minimal. RARE, no copies currently offered online, no copies at auction in recent memory, and only a couple copies in libraries according to OCLC.

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        Les vies des hommes illustres et grands capitaines Franois. Sixieme, septieme, huitieme, neuvieme, dixieme tomes des Oeuvres ... [Les cinque parties - complet]

      La Haye, aux dŽpens du librarie, 1740, in-12,131x74 mm., 5 vols., iv,497+[7] & ii,458+[4] & ii,340+[2] & ii,474+[4] & ii,369+[3] pp., 5 eng. frontis. par D. Schley, notes, tables, titres en rouge & noir;. Nouvelle edition, considerablement augmentŽe, & accompagnŽe de remarques historiques & critiques.;. cont calf gilt, re, rubbed;.

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        Paraquariae Provinciae Soc. Iesu

      Magnificent map of Paraguay, drawn by the Jesuits of the Missions. c.1740. Augsburg. Middle fold, printers creasing, not affecting engraved surface, slight staining on blank margins not affecting text, a very good example. 621 mm x 536 mm. Extending from the upper coast of the Rio de la Plata to the lower portion of Brazil, going across Uruguay, several Argentinean provinces and of course Paraguay and Bolivia. On the lower end, the map extends up to the Chilean Pacific coast. The rarity and great importance of the map are based upon the fact that the Jesuit in the 18th century ?until their expulsion in 1767- controlled in their missions most the area herein shown, hence their knowledge applied to the map is probably best than all others at the time; most names are in the original languages.

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        Africa Secundum Legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae Regulas

      Nuremburg 1740 - Size : 475x575 (mm), 18.75x22.625 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Regni Sinae vel Sinae Propriae [...]

      Nuremberg, c. 1740. Map. Copper engraving, 59.5 x 52.5 cms, original hand-colour, light waterstaining in the left-hand part of the map, left-hand margin trimed close to neatline, blank verso. After Homann's death in 1724 his maps were published by his son, Johann Christoph, and then by the Homann Heirs (his friend Johann Michael Franz and his stepsister's husband Johann Georg Ebersberger), who began adding maps of their own such as this detailed map of China by Haas, which follows the cartography of du Halde and D’Anville.

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        Mémoires de Monsieur Du Gay-Trouin, lieutenant général des armées navales, Commandeur de l'Ordre Royal & Militaire de Saint Louis.

      Sans éditeur, Sans lieu 1740 - Sans lieu, 1740. Reliure d¿époque de plein veau, dos à 5 nerfs, pièce de titre rouge et caissons fleuronnés, in-4°, toutes tranches rouges, signet de soie verte, gardes marbrées, 3 feuillets hors pagination, faux titre imprimé en noir, grand portrait de l¿auteur en frontispice, gravé par Larmessin, page de titre en rouge et noir avec allégorie maritime en vignette gravée, XL et 284 pages, illustrées de 5 planches h.t. dépliantes (combats marins et baie de Rio de Janeiro par A. Coquard). In fine, [colophon:] C.F.S¿.et un feuillet de garde blanche. Véritable édition originale répondant après la mort du célèbre marin à la publication, en 1729, des Mémoires du Comte de Forbin, rédigées par Simon Reboulet et l¿année suivante à la publication clandestine de ses propres Mémoires par P. Villepontoux. Ces Mémoires ont été édités, selon la volonté de Du Guay, après sa mort (1736), à partir du manuscrit corrigé de sa main par son ami Pierre François Godart de Beauchamps-Barbier, et des notes de son neveu, Luc de La Garde-Jazier. (Polak, Taillemite) Reliure solide, coiffes frottées, petits manques de cuir localisés en coins et bordures, plats portant quelques marques et épidermures, une page de garde anciennement restaurée après déchirure, un ex libris pâle en titre, un pli manquant à la gravure rempliée faisant face à la page 126 « Le Jason abordant le Chester et le Cumberland abordé. Néanmoins, l¿ouvrage demeure de belle tenue. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Moulin à Lire]
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        Wänskap och trohet i döden, eller den indianske printzessan Zaletta, tragoedia; i fem öpningar.

      I swänske rim författad, från engelskan. Af Andreas Hesselius americanus. Sthlm, L. L. Grefing, 1740. 4:o. (4),80 s. Häftad i senare blått pappomslag med handskriven titel på ryggen och några småfläckar på bakre omslag. Oskuren och delvis ouppskuren. En liten tråkig fläck på titelbladet. Några nedre hörn fuktfläckiga och en reva i nedre marginalen på s. 11. Från Ericsberg.. Klemming Sveriges dramatiska litteratur s. 81: "orig. kanske Love and friendship". Skeppsbrott, mord, skendöd, en elak styvmor, förräderi, en deus ex machina i form av tolken Indian-Will, systermord, självmord och en magnifik klagosång av hjälten Falconer som avslutning är en del av ingredienserna i detta drama. William Killigrews (1606-95) "Ormasdes or Love and friendship" trycktes 1664. Andreas Hesselius (1714-62) kallade sig "americanus" då han var född i Nordamerika som son till pastorn i svenska församlingen Andreas Hesselius. Sin mycket fria översättning av Killigrews pjäs har han utökat med några egna noter som bl.a. rör indianernas bruk att tatuera sina kroppar och måla sina ansikten: "En wid namn Zickapinan som var capitain för willarne, wistades ibland de swäska [sic!] wid Christina, hade 2 ormar målade i sitt ansickte och som deras hufwuden möttes i pannan och stiertarne woro hopflatade wid hakan, hölt han denna målningen för en den wackraste." Hesselius skrev stundom under pseudonymen "Angantyr Heidriksson Vinlandsfarare". Han kom till Sverige 1724 och uppehöll sig bl.a. i Uppsala där han blev den förste som undervisade i engelska vid universitetet. Han var även verksam som författare av tillfällighetsvers, "det säkraste och vackraste fall av yrkesskald, som jag har påträffat" skriver Magnus von Platen i "Yrkesskalder - fanns dom?"

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        A Musical Dictionary

      London: J Wilcox, 1740 Being a collection of terms and characters, as well ancient as modern including the historical, theoretical and practical parts of Music: As also an explanation of some parts of the doctrine of the ancients; interspersed with remarks on their method and practice and curious observations on the phoenomena of Sound, mathematically considered.... In full brown contemporary leather covers with gilt tooling to edges, corners and edges a little bumped and worn. Spine has raised bands with the title in gilt to a red leather label, there is an inch crack along top joint, edges worn and bumped with a little leather loss. Internally, lacks fep, half title has ink name (William Thomas Upper Lodge, G.... llifon) to base, also ink name to title page at head, (xii), 347 pp, [1], 1 plate, 1 pull out sheet and numerous woodcuts ink name to ep, with the usual pagination errors, this issue has the A over the D and the J above the rc. Important and uncommon. (ESTC T135521. OCLC 84860659. Deakin 36.

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        Histoire de la Vie et du Regne de Louis XIV, Roi de France & de Navarre. Redigee sure les Memoires de Feu Monsieur le Comte de ***

      La Haye: Jean van Duren, 1740 Complete 5 volume set in contemporary full leather bindings with 74 single page and 8 folding plates. With decorative head and tailpieces, decorative initial capital and numerous engraved medallions in the text. Original endpapers. Page edges red. The bindings are complete with raised bands, gilt decoration and title labels to spine. All are sound but have rubbing to corners, tops of spines and joints and general wear. Contents generally in G to VG condition - occasional light spotting. Vol I: half title, title page in red and black inks with design, advertisement for the book (4pp) and text; 12 single and 3 folding plates; 599pp. Some scholarly annotation and some pages with light brown toning. Vol II: half title, red and black title page (as for Vol I), advertisement (4pp), 11 single page and 1 folding plate; 564pp. Original page marker present. Vol III: half title, title page with red and black ink, Lettre de Monsieur Bruzen de la Martiniere (8pp), 8 plates, 583 pp plus one page Privilegium. Vol IV: half title, title page in red and black ink, 16 single page and 3 folding plates. 606 pp. Some loss to the bottom border of one plate and some worm damage to the gutter affecting around 50 pp - no impact on or loss of text. Vol V: half title, title page with red and black ink, tribute to Charles VII (8pp), 27 single plates and 1 folding plate. 709pp plus 3pp advertisement for Cours de la Science Militaire. One page poorly cut - corner turned over as too large.

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        L'Europe Dressée Sur les Nouvelles observations faites en toutes les parties de la Terre Rectifiée

      Paris: Chez le fils de l'auteur Rue St.Jacques a lenseigne de la Place des Victoires, 1740. Copper-engraved wall map, with original outline colour, backed onto old linen, with contemporary wooden rollers, overall in very good condition. 49 x 55 inches. A rare and monumental wall map of Europe by one of the great masters of French cartography. Jean-Baptiste Nolin was one of the most accomplished and certainly the most ambitious French cartographer of his era. He founded what ultimately became a family empire in Paris in the 1680s. Exceptionally, he managed to marry superlative decorative ornamentation with the serious objective of producing maps that reflected the most advanced rendering of geographical detail. The artistic élan of his compositions evinced a style that preserved the rhetorical ambitions of the Baroque ethic, while anticipating the playful elegance of the Rococo period. His masterpieces, many like the present wall map, were monumental in scale and represented Nolin's desire to overwhelm his competition in what was a very challenging market. Highly controversial, Nolin occasionally described himself as "the Engraver to the King," an appointment of which the royal court was curiously never apprised. In his endeavour to include the very latest geographical details on his maps, he seldom hesitated to acquire information from his eminent contemporaries, most notably Guillaume De L'Isle and Vincenzo Maria Coronelli, Jean- Dominique Cassini and the Sieur de Tillemon. At times these rivals were not appreciative of Nolin's adoption of their intellectual property, and De L'Isle successfully sued Nolin for plagiarism in 1705. However, the larger-than-life Nolin always seemed to transcend these challenges, leaving a thriving enterprise to be taken up by his son. The present map was created in 1740 by Jean-Baptiste Nolin II, largely based on earlier maps produced by his father. It is a highly detailed and refined image of Europe, which was then in the process of intensifying its imperialistic grip over the other continents. This map is an artistically virtuous composition on a monumental scale, the image being surrounded by thirty vignettes, each framed in individualised Baroque borders, that depict various events from European history, along with textual narratives. The greatest decorative flourish of the composition is surely the title cartouche, located in the upper-left of the main image. Exquisitely engraved classical gods and allegorical personifications border the construction. Iconologically, they are meant to imbue Europe with the various strengths and virtues that they represent. For instance, Mercury, the messenger god of travel, is present to protect and speed European ships as they sail the seas on global missions of conquest and commerce. This wall map is one of the greatest subjects of the Nolins' legacy, not only being a masterful work of art and a fascinating image that tests the very limits of European geographical knowledge, but a vivid record of a dramatic transitional period in the history of cartography, and of society in general.

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        MEMOIRS AND CONSIDERATIONS CONCERNING THE TRADE AND REVENUES OF THE BRITISH COLONIES IN AMERICA. WITH PROPOSALS FOR RENDERING THOSE COLONIES MORE BENEFICIAL TO GREAT BRITAIN. [with:] THE SECOND PART

      London. 1740-1743.. Two volumes bound in one. vi,154; xii,127pp. General half title for both parts bound in at the front. Contemporary calf, ruled in gilt, expertly rebacked in matching style, spine gilt. Boards a bit rubbed and edgeworn, new endpapers. Save for an old stain on the final few leaves of the second part, internally clean and fresh. Very good overall. Both parts of this important work on the West Indies trade, issued three years apart from each other. Ashley, a Barbados planter, published several works to encourage the British West India sugar trade. The present book requests further legislative assistance for the sugar producing colonies. Many of the questions addressed by Ashley center on trade with the British North colonies, whether sugar or rum can be exported directly, whether ships built in North America can be used in the sugar trade, and the like. A supplement to the second part (not present here) was also issued in 1743. EUROPEAN AMERICANA locates eight sets. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 740/19, 743/16. SABIN 2192, 2193. GOLDSMITHS 7779, 7979. KRESS 4483. SIMMONS 1740, 3. BELL A337.

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        Dictionaire Historique Et Critique

      Chez, 1740. Folios, 4 volumes. Contemporary full vellum. In very good condition. An attractive set of the author's magnum opus, a historical and critical dictionary.

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        Dictionaire Historique Et Critique..... Avec La Vie De L'Auteur Par Mr. [P. ] Des Maizeaux - [Complete in 4 Folio Volumes]

      Amsterdam, P. Brunel; [Etc. , Etc. ], 1740. 5th Edition. Cinquieme edition revue, corrigee, et augmentee. Physical desc. : 4 tom. ; 15.5" x 9.5". Genre: Encyclopaedia. Language: French. Subjects: Languet, Hubert, 1518-1581. Vindiciae contra tyrannos. Moreri, Louis, 1643-1680. Grand dictionnaire historique. The first edition appeared between 1695-97. Title vignettes and head-piece; initials. Sunmptuously and [period] sympathetically bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with morocco gilt-blocked labels. An exceptional set; of presentation quality - additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Tabula Selenographica in qua Lunarium Macularum Exacta Descriptio Secundum Nomenclaturam Praestantissimorum Astronomorum tam Hevelii quam Riccioli

      Nuremburg:: Homann,. c. 1740.. Double moon hemisphere map by Dopplemayr, according to HelviJ.M. Riccioli. Size: 50 x 58 cm. (19½ x 23 in.) [HxW]. Original wash color of the vignettes decorating the top margins of the map, with text in Latin beneath. Period crease in top right corner, sml. marginal tears in bottom margin, 2" repair on closed tear in lower centerfold. Overall, a very nice copy.

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        Des Heil. Röm. Reichs freye Handels- u. Hansee Stadt Hamburg in einem accuraten Plan u. Prosp." Ansicht aus der Vogelschau, darunter Gesamtansicht. 2 Darstellungen auf 1 Blatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Homann Erben um 1740. 50.5x57.5 cm. - Dekoratives Blatt, die Gesamtansicht mit hübscher Boots- und Schiffsstaffage, der Grundriss mit Legende 1 - 36 und 2 Wappen.

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        Traité ou reflexions tirées de la pratique sur les playes d'armes à feu. [.] Seconde édition.

      Paris, Charles Osmont, 1740. - (16), 264, (8) SS. Lederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen, hübscher Rücken- und Stehkantenvergoldung sowie silbergepr. Wappensupralibros des Hauses Kinsky an den Deckeln. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Marmorvorsätze. Lesebändchen. 8vo. Zweite Ausgabe (EA 1737). - Geschätzte, noch vielfach aufgelegte und übersetzte Abhandlung über Schußwunden. Le Dran (1685-1770) war Chefchirurg an der Charité undköniglicher Feldchirurg. Mit eigenh. Namenszug des Verfassers am Titel sowie hs. Schenkungsvermerk am Vorsatz "Munificentia Kynzkiana ad usum Fr. Joachimi Ramschissl, S. Ordinis S. Joannis Dei". Rücken mit unauffälligen Wurmspuren; innen sehr sauber. - Hübsches Provenienzexemplar. Wellcome III, 473. Vgl. Garrison/Morton (5. A.) 2149. Hirsch/Hübotter III, 715. Lesky 1741. Waller 5673. Wolfenb. 977. Nicht bei Osler.

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        LADIES DISPENSATORY:

      1740. THE LADIES DISPENSATORY: or, Every Woman her own Physician. Treating of the Natures, Causes, and various Symptoms of all the Diseases, Infirmities, and Disorders, natural or contracted, that most particularly affect the Fair Sex, in all their different Situations of Life, as Maids, Married Women, and Widows. London: James Hodges, 1740. Second edition. (The first edition appears to be printed without a date; but Wellcome notes a listing for the title in London Magazine for February 1739.) 12mo. xvi, 324, [8] pp. Contemporary full calf, rubbed, with small loss and 3/4 inch cracks at head of spine. Some foxing and soil. Slight worming to corner margin of pp. 180-215. Overall, a solid and appealing copy of a scarce title. An amazing variety of dreadful female conditions were thought to be due to hysteria, and treated with elaborate recipes. (Wellcome III, p. 428).

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        Vida de san Ignacio de Loyola, fundador de la Compañía de Jesús. Escrita por

      Imprenta de la Buena Muerte 1740 - 19 cm 144 pags. Encuadernación original muy deteriorada, texto en perfecto estado [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Every Man His Own Lawyer: Or, A Summary of the Laws of England

      1740. [Jacob, Giles (1686-1744)]. Every Man His Own Lawyer: Or, A Summary of the Laws of England in a New and Instructive Method, Under the Following Heads, Viz. I. Of Actions and Remedies, Writs, Process, Arrests, and Bail. II. Of Courts, Attornies and Solicitors Therein, Juries, Witnesses, Trials, Executions, &c. III. Of Estates and Property in Lands and Goods, and How Acquired; Ancestors, Heirs, Executors and Administrators. IV. Of the Laws Relating to Marriage, Bastardy, Infants, Ideots, Lunaticks. V. Of the Liberty of the Subject, Magna Charta, The Habeas Corpus Act, and Other Statutes. VI. Of the King and His Prerogative, The Queen and Prince, Peers, Judges, Sheriffs, Coroners, Justices of the Peace, Constables, &c. VII. Of Publick Offences, Treason, Murder, Felony, Burglary, Robbery, Rape, Sodomy, Forgery, Perjury, &c., And Their Punishment. All of Them so Plainly Treated of, That All Manner of Persons May be Particularly Acquainted With Our Laws and Statutes, Concerning Civil and Criminal Affairs, And Know How to Defend Themselves and Their Estates and Fortunes; In All Cases Whatsoever. With Additions. [London]: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, And R. Gosling, 1740. vi, 456, [14] pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, rebacked retaining original spine with raised bands, hinges mended. Minor scuffing to boards, negligible chipping to foot of spine, corners bumped and lightly worn. Some toning to text, light foxing in a few places. Early owner annotations and signatures to endleaves, interior otherwise clean. * Third edition, the last one published in the author's lifetime. The eleventh and final edition of this popular layman's guide was published in 1791 and reissued at least two more times in the 1800s. The mention of "All Manner of Persons" in the subtitle is significant. Jacob, though certainly interested in boosting sales by attracting the widest audience possible, was an idealist who believed that widespread knowledge of the law would help create a more just society. This is also evident in his other publications, such as The Common Law Common-Placed (1726) and Treatise of Laws (1721). The ESTC notes eight leaves of adverti

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        George Whitefield Great Awakening Collection of 27 Pamphlets

      Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Good. A collection of twenty seven pamphlets, representing a portion of the great pamphlet war occasioned by the Great Awakening in New England, 1740-1745. Twenty four pamphlets bear the signature of the Reverend Mr. John Barnard and one pamphlet is an inscribed presentation copy with corrections by the author, Benjamin Prescott, a Harvard classmate of John Barnard who also graduated in 1790. There were two ministers with the name of John Barnard during the period of the Great Awakening but research by a previous cataloguer led him to believe this is the correct original owner and collector of this pamphlet collection. The reference notations with concern to Evans and Sabin were copied from the previous research.

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        COMENTARIOS DE LA GUERRA DE ESPAÑA, E HISTORIA DE SU REY PHELIPE V EL ANIMOSOS desde principio de su reynado hasta la paz de 1725 : dividido en dos tomos / por Don Vicente Bacallar y Sanna, Marqués de San Phelipe . ; tomo primero [-segundo].

      - En Genova : por Matheo Garviza ., c.1740 2 v. (3 h., 349 p. ; 336 p.); 4º (21 cm) Encuadernación plena piel de época con dorados y tejuelo en el lomo. Cortes pintados.Muy buen estado papel limpio y fuerte, encuadernación con alguna pequeña perdida.Según Palau esta edición se reimprimió conservando el nombre del editor italiano pero fue impresa en Sevilla. Palau;21551La Guerra de Sucesión Española fue un conflicto internacional que duró desde 1701 hasta la firma del tratado de Utrecht en 1713, que tuvo como causa fundamental la muerte sin descendencia de Carlos II de España, último representante dela Casade Habsburgo, y que dejó como principal consecuencia la instauración dela Casade Borbón en el trono de España. En el interior de Españala Guerrade Sucesión evolucionó hasta convertirse en una guerra civil entre borbónicos, cuyo principal apoyo lo encontraron enla Coronade Castilla, y austracistas, mayoritarios enla Coronade Aragón, cuyos últimos rescoldos no se extinguieron hasta 1714 con la capitulación de Barcelona y 1715 con la capitulación de Mallorca ante las fuerzas del nuevo rey Felipe V de España. Parala Monarquía Hispánicalas principales consecuencias de la guerra fueron la pérdida de sus posesiones europeas y la desaparición dela Coronade Aragón, lo que puso fin al modelo «confederal» de monarquía, o «monarquía compuesta», de los Habsburgo españoles.El 30 de abril de 1725 se firmó el Tratado de Viena que acabó definitivamente conl a Guerrade Sucesión Española al renunciar el emperador Carlos VI a sus derechos a la Corona de España y reconocer como rey de España y de las Indias a Felipe VRBS Año: 1740

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        A New and Exact Map of France Dividid into all its Provinces and Acquisitions, according to the Newest Observations, and that accurate Survey made by the King's Command by Mr. Picar and de la Hire, with the Post Roads and the Computed Leagues from Town to Town, and the Passes of the Pirenean Mountains and many other Remarcks &c

      London: J. Bowles, P. Overton, T. Bowles, John King, c. 1740. Hand- coloured engraving. Repaired loss to bottom left corner outside neat line with facsimile border. Trimmed to platemark in places in top margin. Three vertical creases where map was folded into atlas. Multiple creases parallel to center fold. Splits in vertical folds have been rebacked. 24 3/8 x 38 1/2 inches. This large, marvellous Moll map of France bears his distinctive style and the fruits of his diligence. There is a lengthy, alphabetical index of more than 280 towns giving their distances from Paris as well as names and locations of passes through the Pyrenees. The source for this information was Nicolas de Fer. The depiction of France itself includes the roads and the distances from point to point on those roads in leagues, a relatively new feature in maps. Also noted, by a sword and date, are battle sites in which the English were involved or "mentioned in History" as he puts it. The cartouche includes two emblematic figures dressed for battle, one, Bacchus perhaps, the god of wine, and one loosely draped in a cloth adorned with fleur-de-lys who seems to represent French Royalty and, indirectly, French culture.

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        Indiae Occidentalis Partem Mediam Circum Isthmum Panamensem [...]

      Nuremburg, c. 1740. Map. Copper engraving, 59 x 49.5 cms. Caribbean and Central America, with insets showing the isthmus of Panama, Saint Augustine (Florida), Vera Cruz and San Domingo, with a view of Mexico City at the foot. Original outline colour. Slightly age-toned. Corners strengthened.

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        A Single Plate, Musculorum Tabula V from Tabulae sceleti et musculorum corporis humani

      [Leiden: Joannem & Hermannum Verbeek, 1740]. From the first edition of one of the greatest of all Anatomical Atlases. Tabula V, which features Albinus and Wandelaar's famous "Muscle Man", a skinned figure whose musculature is visible and defined, as viewed from behind standing with the left arm raised, right arm turned and his weight shifted to the right foot. Elephant folio, 620 by 475 mm, single folio sheet, now mounted with the use of none-evasive corner tabs and protected by mylar. Very well preserved, fully intact with only the most minor evidence of age. ONE OF THE MAGNIFICENT PLATES FROM "AMONG THE MOST ARTISTICALLY PERFECT OF ANATOMICAL ATLASES..." Wandelaar placed his skeletons and musclemen against lush ornamental backgrounds to give them the illusion of vitality, using contrasts of mass and light to produce a three-dimensional effect. The most famous plate in the atlas depicts a skeletal figure standing in front of an enormous grazing rhinoceros, sketched by Wandelaar from the first living specimen in Europe, which had arrived at Amsterdam zoo in 1741" (Norman). The plates in this large folio work, and in the four supplementary works in large folio with which it is bound, are unsurpassed for their cool, elegant aesthetic and scientific accuracy. They were drawn and engraved by Jan Wandelaer, a pupil of the engravers Jacob Fokema and Guillem van der Gouwen, and the painter Gerard de Lairesse, who prepared the drawings for Bidloo's atlas. Prior to working for Albinus Wandelaer worked for Friedrik Ruysch. Albinus, however, provided Wandelaar with the opportunity for the full expression of his talents as a draftsman and engraver. In an attempt to increase the scientific accuracy of anatomical illustration, Albinus and Wandelaar devised a new technique of placing nets with square webbing at specified intervals between the artist and the anatomical specimen and copying the images using the grid patterns. Wandelaer placed each figure in a carefully chosen landscape setting, and the artistic results are so pleasantly successful that the anatomical figures, although composed of many separate parts, appear to be actually stepping out of the picture.

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        Imperium Japonicum,

      c.1740., Augsburg, - per sexaginata et sex Regiones Digestum Atque ex Ipsorum Japonensium Mappis Descriptum per Matthaeum Seutter. 46.5 x 57.5cm. Original engraved map, hand colored. Walter Japan 63

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        Poëmata

      Amstelaedami: Apud Adrianum Wor & Haeredes Gerardi, 1740. 8vo (22.7 cm, 9"). Added engr. title-page, [18], 291, [1] pp. Sole edition of these neo-Latin poems, written by the brother of noted classical scholar Jacques Philippe d'Orville. The volume is illustrated with a mythic-themed, copper-engraved added title-page and head- and tailpiece vignettes done by A. vander Laan. All the engravings are gorgeous, and some extend almost to a half page in size. The main title-page is printed in black and red. Most of the poetry here is "occasional" — there are several epithalamia as well as elegies and odes honoring various "noble youths" and such figures as Pieter Burmann, Hadrian Reland, and the author's brother Jacque Philippe. Some works celebrate (and are in the styles of) the great ancient Latin poets; at least one, and the longest, is explicitly (Christian) religious; two are in Greek. Uncommon: OCLC and NUC Pre-1956 find only four U.S. holdings. Brunet 13064. Contemporary vellum, covers framed and panelled in blind with blind-tooled central lozenge, spine with hand-inked title; front cover slightly warped, binding dust-soiled. Front pastedown institutionally rubber-stamped. Scattered spots of light to moderate foxing. Errata (final page) lined through in ink.

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        Plan de la Place de Corfu avec ses Environs Assiegee Par les Infideles, tranchee ouverte le 25me Juillet jusqu'au 22 me d'Aout, Iour de la Fuite des Ottomans,

      No date. Ca. 1740.. Copperplate engraving, handcolored, 19 x 22 inches (48 x 56 cm) on sheet 21 x 25 1/4 inches. Some light soiling in margins, original crease in paper at lower left, just visible pencilled title in lower left margin, a couple of tiny spots in the image, generally very good condition. A very decorative map with elaborate vignette at lower left; the map details the battle between the Venetian and Turk forces. Only the main portion of Corfu island and the decorative borders are handcolored. Title continues "Defendue par S.E. le Feldt Marechal Comte de Schulembourg General en Chef des Armees de la Ser.me Rep.que de Venise en L'an MDCCXVI." Legend at left "Description de la Forteresse et Ville de Corfu"; at right is "Description de L'Attaque." .

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        PETRI D'ORVILLE, JURISCONSULTI, POEMATA.

      Adrian Wor & heirs of Gerard 1st and Only edition, Amsterdam 1740 - Fine copperplate engraved titlepage +engraved large titlepage decoration mark by A Vander Linden dated 1740 + 6 very fine near half page tailpieces + 2 smaller. Quarto cat's paw calf on 6 raised bands gilt and compartment extra gilt gilt dentelles (spine label missing tips worn) neat inscription on flyleaf "coll: & per: H. Drury Harrow 1817 C.22.2" (Henry Drury 1778-1841 Master of Harrow School). Half title +poem to the engraved title + printed title in red & black +[16]pp dedication & laudatory poetry +293pp. Fine printing using different fonts in handsome contemporary binding. 1 volume.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED

      [Np., but likely St. John's Gate, Clerkenwell, London]. 14 October 1740.. Two pages, on recto and verso of upper panel of folded small quarto lettersheet, with address on conjugate. A bit dusty, old repairs to splits along folds (no loss), hinged to a slightly larger sheet of card stock, otherwise about very good. To "Mr. [Lewis] Paul, Birmingham." Cave (1691- 1754), printer and publisher, is best known for his association with Samuel Johnson as a consequence of his capacity as editor/publisher of the GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, and of Johnson's RAMBLER. From the day of Johnson's first visit to St. John's Gate in 1738, they remained friends, and at the end, "Cave died with his hand ‘gently pressing’ Johnson's" - DNB. In 1740, Cave purchased a machine to spin wool and cotton into thread, and endeavored to set up a mill on Turnmill Creek, a project in which Johnson also took great interest. The recipient of the present letter, Lewis Paul, was the patentee of the machine and was charged with its management. Unfortunately, according to the DNB, the mill "was never brought into proper working order," although Cave tried, again unsuccessfully, to set up another mill at Northampton after 1748, based on Paul's carding cylinder. This letter is symptomatic of some of the frustrations besetting the first endeavor: "I expected to have seen you in Town, or Country, or to have heard from you...but am disappointed...as are several People Cardmakers, & Mechanics, whom I promised should see you in Town, as Mr Warren [i.e. Thomas Warren, the Birmingham printer] gave ground to expect, & so stopt my Journey. And now I know not what to say to these People, or what to think my Self. Mr Warren tells me the Work is going forward, but I should be glad to be offered from yourself...that you will make me my Number without Delay. There are some here who have known you before me, that you will not be in haste to give me my Bargain...I only mention it to put you on w/ Business in hand to Purpose, & that you prove all these Surmises to have no foundation...." Signed in full.

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        A Single Plate, Tabula III from Tabulae sceleti et musculorum corporis humani

      [Leiden: Joannem & Hermannum Verbeek, 1740]. From the first edition of one of the greatest of all Anatomical Atlases. Tabula V, which features a human skeleton in a three-quarter view and seen from the rear is portrayed in a walking motion with the left hand raised and extended. Elephant folio, ca. 620 by 475 mm, single folio sheet, now mounted with the use of non-evasive corner tabs and protected by mylar. Very well preserved, fully intact with only the most minor evidence of age. ONE OF THE MAGNIFICENT PLATES FROM "AMONG THE MOST ARTISTICALLY PERFECT OF ANATOMICAL ATLASES..." Wandelaar placed his skeletons and musclemen against lush ornamental backgrounds to give them the illusion of vitality, using contrasts of mass and light to produce a three-dimensional effect. The most famous plate in the atlas depicts a skeletal figure standing in front of an enormous grazing rhinoceros, sketched by Wandelaar from the first living specimen in Europe, which had arrived at Amsterdam Zoo in 1741" (Norman). The plates in this large folio work, and in the four supplementary works in large folio with which it is bound, are unsurpassed for their cool, elegant aesthetic and scientific accuracy. They were drawn and engraved by Jan Wandelaer, a pupil of the engravers Jacob Fokema and Guillem van der Gouwen, and the painter Gerard de Lairesse, who prepared the drawings for Bidloo's atlas. Prior to working for Albinus Wandelaer worked for Friedrik Ruysch. Albinus, however, provided Wandelaar with the opportunity for the full expression of his talents as a draftsman and engraver. In an attempt to increase the scientific accuracy of anatomical illustration, Albinus and Wandelaar devised a new technique of placing nets with square webbing at specified intervals between the artist and the anatomical specimen and copying the images using the grid patterns. Wandelaer placed each figure in a carefully chosen landscape setting, and the artistic results are so pleasantly successful that the anatomical figures, although composed of many separate parts, appear to be actually stepping out of the picture.

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        Wouter Schoutens, Reys-Togten naar en door Oost-Indien; in welke, de voornaamste Landen...dier Landstreeken. Den derden druk

      Amst., Gerrit Tielenburg, en Jan 't Lam, 1740.. 1740. 2 parts in 1. Frontispice, 3 unnumbered leaves, portrait of Wouter Schouten, 328 and 253 (23) pp. Apart from frontispice and portrait we counted 4 text-engravings & out of the text 20 folding panoramas (incl. world-map) and 24 full page plates, all by C. Decker. Contemporary full calf on 5 raised bands w. simple gilt-decoration on spine. Binding a bit rubbed and slightly worn, mostly along its extremities. Some browning, moderate staining; marginal foxing and some moderate thumbing in only a few places. World-map with a small marginal repair and a cont. ink-notation in margin "P 225" on the plate opposite that page. Leaves Ll2 & Ll3 loose (protruding margins trifle worn), 4 leaves and one plate only marginally waterstained. *** The third edition with the addition of the extra fold-out world-map by Edmund HALLEY. Elaborate account of travels in the East Indies from 1658 to 1665, with a series of folding engraved panoramas of several landscapes and towns, including Ambon, Bantam, Bergen (Norway) Batavia, Colombo, Galle, Makassar, Malacca and Negapatnam. On fly-leaf in an 18th c. hand the previous owners signature: "Jr. J. van Nes".For this third edition see: Tiele, 990 (note) & NHSM., vol. I, p.177. ¶ In all a reasonably well-preserved and complete copy.

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        Accurater Geographischer Entwurf der Königlichen Dänischen auf der Küste Choromandel in Ost-Indien belegenen Stadt und Vestung Trankenbar oder Tarangenbadi u Dansburg

      Augsburg: [circa 1740]. Copper engraved map, full period hand colouring. 19 5/8 x 24 1/8 inches. Beautiful 18th century map of the region surrounding Tharangambadi, the chief factory of the Dutch East India Company in southwestern India. The Dutch East India Company founded Tharangambadi (aka Trankebar or Tranquebar) in the early 17th century. With the town's strategic presence on the southwest coast and protection by an impressive fort, Tharanambadi quickly became the chief factory of the Company. In the early 18th century, Protestant missionaries from Germany came to the region and established a mission, with Moravian Brethren soon to follow. These facts combined no doubt encouraged German mapmaker Matthaeus Seutter to produce this splendid map of the region. Along both sides of the map, a tremendous amount of textual information explains the various sites and settlements, by means of five symbolic and thirteen numbered references. Aesthetically, the map is extremely pleasing, and is here in full period colour. Matthaeus Seutter was one of the most important German mapmakers of the eighteenth century. Born in Augsburg in 1678, he became an apprentice to the renowned cartographer Johann Baptiste Homann in Nuremberg. In 1707 he established himself as a map publisher in Augsburg, and quickly became Homann's main rival. His business flourished and by 1731 he was appointed Geographer to the Imperial Court. He produced some of the age's most beautiful maps, atlases, and globes, all of which are famed for their cartographic detail, brilliant colour, and ornate cartouches. Not in Gole.

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        L'Afrique Dressée Sur les Relationes les Plus Recentes et rectifiées sur les dernieres observations

      Paris: Chez l'auteur rue s.Jacques au dessous de la rue Mathurins a l'Enseigne de la Place des Victoires, 1740. Copper-engraved wall map, with original outline colour, of four joined sheets, surrounded by text and vignettes printed on separate sheets, backed onto old linen, with contemporary wooden rollers, overall in very good condition. 49 x 55 inches. A rare and monumental wall map of Africa by a great French master of cartography. Jean-Baptiste Nolin was one of the most accomplished and certainly the most ambitious French cartographer of his era. He founded what ultimately became a family empire in Paris in the 1680s. Exceptionally, he managed to marry superlative decorative ornamentation with the serious objective of producing maps that reflected the most advanced rendering of geographical detail. The artistic élan of his compositions evinced a style that preserved the rhetorical ambitions of the Baroque ethic, while anticipating the playful elegance of the Rococo period. His masterpieces, many like the present wall map, were monumental in scale and represented Nolin's desire to overwhelm his competition in what was a very challenging market. Highly controversial, Nolin occasionally described himself as "the Engraver to the King", an appointment of which the royal court was curiously never apprised. In his endeavour to include the very latest geographical details on his maps, he seldom hesitated to acquire information from his eminent contemporaries, most notably Guillaume De L'Isle and Vincenzo Maria Coronelli, Jean- Dominique Cassini and the Sieur de Tillemon. At times these rivals were not appreciative of Nolin's adoption of their intellectual property, as De L'Isle successfully sued Nolin for plagiarism in 1705. However, the larger- than-life Nolin always seemed to transcend these challenges, leaving a thriving enterprise to be taken up by his son. The present map was created in 1740 by Jean-Baptiste Nolin II, largely based on earlier maps produced by his father. Geographically, the map is relatively progressive, however it showcases some rather curious speculations. The coastlines are well defined, having been explored for over two-hundred and fifty years, however, the heart of Africa remains an enigma. In the absence of direct observation, the European imagination was given free reign. In this light, Nolin adopts the seventeenth-century conceptions popularized by De L'Isle and Coronelli that the Nile was somehow connected to the Niger River, even though both rivers flow in different directions to terminate at points thousands of miles apart. Furthermore, the written descriptions of the continent's inhabitants are replete with archaic legends of bizarre and monstrous races. The presented map is an artistically virtuous composition on a monumental scale, the image being surrounded by thirty vignettes that depict events from African history. The focus of the vignettes is on the better known North African regions, however, there is also a great deal of attention paid to French commercial activities in Guinea. Each vignette is set within an elaborate baroque frame of a unique design, and is accompanied by textual narratives. The detailed description at the bottom is entitled "Description Geographique de L'Afrique." The large title cartouche is framed by period rocaille swirls, and is inhabited by an optimistic scene depicting the amicable commerce between Africans and Europeans, as well as a dedication to Louis XV. This wall map is one of the greatest subjects of the Nolins' legacy, not only being a masterful work of art and a fascinating image that tests the very limits of European geographical knowledge, but also a vivid record of a dramatic transitional period in the history of cartography, and of society in general. Tooley, Maps of Africa, p.86, plate 67.

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        Les Provinces des Pays-Bas Catholiques ou A Most Exact Map of Flanders of Austrian Netherlands &c. It comprehends all the Towns, Villages, Abbeys, Monasteries Throughout all these Provinces &c

      London: J. Bowles, T. Bowles, and John King, circa 1740. Hand-coloured engraving. Trimmed within outside line of border on the upper left side. 24 1/2 x 39 5/8 inches. Moll map of Belgium Herman Moll came to London in about 1678 from Germany or Holland and worked as an engraver for, among others, Moses Pitt. He clearly had a talent for making interesting friends (these included Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift and William Dampier, explorer/bucaneer) and for making interesting maps. In fact, he consistently produced intriguing, enjoyable maps. This map of present day Belgium, then the Spanish or Catholic Netherlands, was made close to the end of Queen Anne's reign,(1701- 1714). The dedication to James, Duke of Ormond, reads "Captain General in Her Majesty's Forces". A note about a boundary agreement made at the end of 1715, under George I, was undoubtedly added to the original plate a year or two later. This region had been frequently involved in wars conducted on its territory by its neighbors and their allies. The most recent, the War of the Spanish Succession, 1701-1714, had begun with the occupation of forts on the Dutch/Spanish Netherlands border by the French. Later, several major battles were fought in this region. A considerable line of French forts, the "barrier", prevented an invasion of France and helped bring about a negotiated peace. The inset plan of a generic fortification is therefore more appropriate than it might seem at first. At the bottom in English and French, Moll gives the source for the map, which was a 21 sheet survey, published in Brussels by Mr. Fricz. Eugène Henri Fricx or Friex died in 1733. He published the map referred to, Pays Bas , in 1712.

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        A COLLECTION OF SCARCE AND VALUABLE TREATISE UPON METALS, MINES AND MINERALS [TWO BOOKS BOUND IN ONE CT] [G]

      London: For J. Hodges. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1740. Second Edition. Hardcover. Metals; Mines; 18th Century; frontis; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; [16], 319, [2] pages; Barba, Alvaro Alonso. A COLLECTION OF SCARCE AND VALUABLE TREATISE UPON METALS, MINES AND MINERALS [vols I and II, TWO BOOKS BOUND IN ONE CT]. Mid 19th-Century cloth; spine neatly repaired. Slightly dusty. Frontis. Some internal spotting & dust staining. 1740 second edition is in Ferguson 1: 170; Hoover 226; Kress S3591; and in Palau: 23632, 23633. Graphic of book exterior also available. .

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        Dominia Anglorum in praecipuis Insulis Americae/Die Englische Colonie-Laender auf den Insuln von America

      Nuremburg: Homann Heirs. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with hand outline. Page measures 19.25" x 21.75". Beautiful and unusual map of certain West Indies islands shown separately, circa 1740. Map includes St. Christopher's (St. Kitt's), Antigua, Barbados, Bermuda and Jamaica. Includes historical and geographical information, as well as a small English to German dictionary of relevant terms. Title is written in both Latin and German. Aging and minor foxing in margins, small chip to lower right corner and a few small tears to top and bottom edges.

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        Oeuvres Spirituelles de Feu MonseigneurFrancois de Salignac de la Mothe-Fenelon

      No Publisher Given, 1740 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The complete spiritual works of French archbishop and theologian, Francois de Salignac de la Mothe-Fenelon. Containing his letters and essays. He today is remembered mostly as the author of The adventures of Telemachus, a thinly veiled attack on the French monarchy, first published in 1699. Fnelon became friendly with the Duc de Beauvilliers and the Duc de Chevreuse, who were married to the daughters of Louix XIV's minister of finance Jean-Baptiste Colbert. The Duchesse de Beauvilliers, who was the mother of eight daughters, asked Fenelon his advice on raising children; as a result, he wrote his Traite de l'education des filles. This work is often seen as being somewhat ahead of its time, as it insists that girls should receive a thorough education, particularly in theological matters, so that they will be able to recognize and refute heresies. He also wrote a Treatise on the Existence of God. With frontispiece of author to volume I. In French. Complete in four volumes. Condition: In full sprinkled calf bindings. Externally sound, though with some marks to the boards and some light rubbing. Joints cracked. Some wear to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signatures to title pages and front pastedowns. Pages are bright, with just the odd spot. Overall:.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Stonehenge a Temple Restor'd to the British Druids WITH Abury, a Temple of the British Druids

      London: W Innys and R Manby, 1740 1 volume with the 2 titles. (per ESTC these 2 titles appear to be the reprints of 1835 and 1838, with s and Dod) Bound in half leather with marbled boards, thick gilt and blind tooling, corners and edges a little bumped and worn, some paper loss at edges. Spine has raised bands, gilt tooling, title and lib number at base, edges worn and bumped, joints professionally repaired. Internally, new endpapers, small oblong library stamp of Winchester to verso of each plate, frontis with light water stain to corner margins, couple of small chips, 35 plates, frontis, [10], 66 pp, [4] followed by Abury a temple of the British Druids, frontis, 40 plates, 3 woodcuts, [6], (vi), 102 pp, (vi). 2 plates have been professionally repaired, hinges strengthened. Abury a companion volume to Stonehenge was published in 1743, by W Innys and has the very large pull out double page frontis. Stonehenge plate list is: frontis, 26 single page, 1 double page and 8 large pull out double page plates. Abury plate list is: Large pull out double page frontis, 33 single page, 3 large pull out double page and 4 double page plates plus 3 woodcuts, some minor browning to page edges, some light water stains to a few page edges. A nice copy of 2 important titles. (Stukeley, antiquary and natural philosopher, published many titles but his principal achievement was two monographs on the ancient stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury in Wiltshire: Stonehenge: a Temple Restor'd to the British Druids (1740) and Abury: a Temple of the British Druids (1743). These volumes resulted from the extensive fieldwork, including notes, sketches, drawings, and measurements, that he had made at both sites during the summers between 1718 and 1724. see ODNB for a full Bio) (see Lowndes 2541. Allibone 2296) (ESTC T146300 & T146679)

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        Totius Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis Novissima Repraesentatio quam ex singulus recentium Geographorum Tabulis collecta luci publicae accomodavit

      Norimberg, [c. 1740]. Faint vertical crease in the center from previous folding, otherwise in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        Totius Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis Novissima Repraesentatio [...]

      Nuremberg, c. 1740. Map. Copper engraving, 49 x 57.5 cms, original hand-colour, blank verso. Originally issued c. 1710, ours is a later state, re-engraved to correctly show California as a peninsular. The “unknown northern coast” has been sketched in to the north west and identified with the conjectural Terra van Eso.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        The Lives of the Professors of Gresham College: to which is prefixed The Life of the Founder, Sir Thomas Gresham. With an appendix, consisting of Orations, Lectures, and Letters, written by the Professors, with other Papers serving to illustrate

      London: Printed for the Author by John Moore. 1740. First Edition. Hardcover. pp. 2 leaves, [ii] xxi-xxiv i-xx [ii] 338 [2] 156. Contemporary panelled calf rebacked and recornered with five raised bands on spine and contrasting spine label bearing gilt titles, previous owner's names on front pastedown and ffep, first few leaves with paper repairs to corners and binding weak between dedication leaf and subscribers list, engraved portrait frontis and 4 other engraved plates (2 folding), some marginal notes in pencil and pencil marks to text, subscribers list misbound and comes before rather than at the end of the preface. ESTC T145612. John Ward was an antiquary and biographer, he was also professor of rhetoric at Gresham College. In this, his most famous work, he gives biographies of all the professors who occupied chairs at the college from 1597 to his own time, including Robert Hooke, Henry Gellibrand, Edmund Gunter, Isaac Barrow, Christopher Wren, Henry Briggs, and John Woodward. These men were founder members of The Royal Society which was based in Gresham College from 1665 to 1710 and Ward's book provides important source material on both them and on the founding of the Royal Society., Folio .

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        Opera

      Joan. Bapt. Coignard, Hipp. Lud. Guerin., Paris 1740 - Complete in 9 volumes, 671[1]pp, 671[1]pp,671[1]pp, 671[1]pp, 671[1]pp, 671[1]pp, 668[4]pp, 654[18]pp, 364[294]pp, engraved frontis to volume one. Bound in modern half calf, calf corners, marbel boards, raised bands, leather title labels, gilt tooling, full coloured edges. All bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages clean throughout. A very nice clean well bound set.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        The history of the life of Peter I. Emperor of Russia : In three volumes / By John Mottley, Esq

      Dublin : re-printed, by and for George Faulkner, and for G. Risk, G. Ewing, and W. Smith, and O. Nelson, 1740. 1st Edition in this form. Physical description 3v., plates : ports.,maps ; 12°. Notes; Title pages in red and black. Subject Russia - History - Peter I, 1689-1725. Related item referenced by: Maslen and Lancaster. Bowyer ledgers, 2863. ESTC citation no.: T135751. Very good copies all in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with a Morocco gilt-blocked labels and elaborate blind-tooling; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Nova & Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula Nautica . . . per Edm. Halley

      Amsterdam, 1740. No Binding. Very Good. 20 ¾ x 56 ¾ inches. Fine original color; few fold reinforcements, light stains, marginal mends, still excellent overall; archivally mounted with a silk mat in a white gold leaf frame. Scarce. A large, strikingly designed world map by the great English scientist, Edmund Halley, after whom the famous comet was named. It was the first map to delineate magnetic declination (i.e. compass variations resulting from the earth's magnetism) across most of the surface of the globe. Halley intended this chart to be used at sea by navigators, and as Whitfield points out, "a version of this chart was part of the navigator's essential equipment." In fact, no previous world map contained as much navigation-related data as this one. It also depicts prevailing winds and ocean currents, in addition to the aforementioned compass variations. Cf. Whitfield, P. The Image of the World, p. 110.

      [Bookseller: Martayan Lan, Inc.]
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