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        SEGUNDA PREDICACION DE LA DECIMA QUINTA CONCESSION DE URBANO OCTAVO. BULLA DE LA SANTA CRUZADA, CONCEDIDA POR LA SANTIDAD DE URBANO VIII. DE FELICE RECORDACION, PARA TODOS LOS FIELES CHRISTIANOS, VEZINOS, ESTANTES, Y HABITANTES EN LAS PROVINCIAS DEL PERU, TIERRA-FIRME, SUS PARTIDOS...CON GRANDES INDULGENCIAS, PARA TOCARRO DE LA GUERRA CONTRA INFIDELES...[caption title]

      [Madrid], 1750. Broadside, 17 x 12 1/4 inches. Old folds. Later pencil annotations. Slight instances of soiling. Text very clean, unaccomplished with spaces left blank. A very good copy. A papal bull originally issued by Pope Urban VIII (1623- 1644), here printed as an indulgence for all faithful Christians in the provinces of Peru and Tierra Firme who had fought or otherwise been involved in battles against infidels (presumably meaning hostile Native Americans). The detailed text concludes with the form of absolution, and is illustrated with five simple woodcuts, including images of St. Peter and St. Paul, the holy cross, the seal of the Comisario General De la Santa Cruzada, and the facsimile signature of the Bishop. The spaces, such as those the date the indulgence was to be submitted and the amount of the indulgence, are here left unaccomplished. A rare mid-18th-century Spanish ephemeral religious printing with New World references. Not in OCLC.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Life and Dangerous Voyages of Sir Francis Drake with the Surprising of Nombre de Dios, and the Manner of his Gaining Large Quantities of Gold and Silver. And a Large Account of that Voyage wherein he Encompassed the Whole World. And the Voyage wh'ch he made with Francis Knolls and others, with their taking St. Jago, Sancto Domingo, Carthagena and St. Augustin. With the last Voyage in which he Died

      London: John Willis and Jos. Boddington, 1750. Original Edition, not a reprint. Hardcover. Very clean, tight text block, but front cover is detached (and present). Fountain pen hand writing and dates on front end paper, page 57, and again on last page (denoting the book was finished and the date,1790). Pages 155-158 are missing (2 leaves), although it looks like there could have been a binding error with those 2 leaves never bound in.. Small, brown patterned boards with gilt edging. Gilt title and decoration to spine. 162 pp. with bw frontis. Page edges tinted red. A small copy at 3.25 x 5.5 inches. Looks like a fascinating read! A scarce copy in this original edition. Date of publication taken from Plomer, Henry Robert. A dictionary of the printers and booksellers, 1726-1775 ... Oxford, 1968 suggests that Boddington was active from approximately 1750-1760.

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        Monsr. Le Brun's Expressions of the Passions of the Soul.

      I. Tinny, London., N.D. circa 1750. First U.K. edition. Folio. 21 pages printed on rectos only. Title-page engraved cartouche, 19 plates engraved by John Tinny. Original plain grey wrappers. Described by Louis XIV as "the greatest French artist of all time", Le Brun's posthumously published treatise, Méthode pour apprendre à dessiner les passions (1698) in which he promoted the expression of the emotions in painting, had immense influence on art theory for the next two centuries. The passions illustrated, with explanatory notes, are: attention, admiration, admiration with astonishment, veneration, rapture, desire, joy with tranquility, laughter, acute pain, simple bodily pain, sadness, weeping, compassion, scorn, horror, terror or fright, anger, hatred or jealousy and despair. ".... Passion is a Motion of the Soul, residing in the sensitive Part, and makes it follow what it thinks good, and fly from what it thinks hurtful. [Le Brun] says also, that what causes any Passion in Soul, causes particular Motions of the Body, the chief of which he describes. Then, he supposes that the Soul receives the Impression of the Passions in the Brain, and feels the Effects of it at the Heart; and that as the Brain is the Part of the Body where the Soul more immediately exercises its Functions, so the Face is that where it more particularly shews what it feels; for this Reason it is called the Mirror of the Soul." Covers stained and partially defective at inside lower corner of top panel and at spine. Title-page stained at lower margin. Edges a little dusty and worn. Good, with the plates in very good indeed state. Very rare. Copac lists only two copies. No copy in the British Library.

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        t Stad Huys van Amsteldam.

      "(probably by Daumont, Paris) ca. 1750-1800 300 x 450 mm Etching/watercolour t Stad Huys van Amsteldam; L'Hotel de Ville d'Amsterdam; la Casa Configliaria d'Amsterdamo; Das Rath-Hau? zu Amsterdam. pasted on slightly thicker paper. The edges are covered with black paper (for the illumination). Good state.".This beautiful illuminated optical view shows Amsterdam city hall and the square in front of it. The etching is coloured with pastel-like colours for the buildings and more vibrant colours for the people and events on the square. The outlines, windows and light sources of the buildings are perforated (dots and figures). At the back of the print we see that the holes are covered with see-through paper. Some of the holes are coated with green, yellow and red paint. This gives the illusion of coloured lights when the print is held in front of a light source.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        Ausführliche Beschreibung samt hinlänglicher Nachricht von Heracleja oder Hercules-Stadt

      Ausführliche Beschreibung samt hinlänglicher Nachricht von Heracleja oder Hercules-Stadt, welche nachdem sie 1800 Jahr unter der Erde vergraben gelegen, vor weniger Zeit in dem Ausführliche Ausführliche Beschreibung samt hinlänglicher Nachricht von Heracleja oder Hercules-Stadt, welche nachdem sie 1800 Jahr unter der Erde vergraben gelegen, vor weniger Zeit in dem Neapolitanischen...Frankfurt u. Leipzig, J. P. Krauß, 1750. In 16mo; cc. 8n.nn., pp.186, 2n.nn. Mezza pelle coeva, mancanze al dorso ed ai piatti. Frontespizio a caratteri neri e rossi. Furcheim, pag.24 per la prima edizione italiana del 1748: "Uno dei primi libri sulla scoperta della città sotterrata di Ercolano. L'autore fu il primo direttore degli scavi sotto re Carlo III".

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Casella]
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        Teilansicht, Stadtschloß, "Palais Royal de Potsdam".

      - Kupferstich n. Broebes aus Vues de Paliais et Maison de plaisonce b. Iohan Böck, um 1750, 33 x 54 Nicht bei Berndt, Giersberg/Schendel sowie Drescher/Kroll. Zum Verleger J.G. Böck siehe A. Marsch, J.B. Werner, S. 313- Das Hauptblatt und die am meisten beachtete Tafel aus dem Werk von J. Broebes, hier vorliegend aus einer späteren Ausgabe bei Iohan Böck . Blick aus halber Vogelschau auf die Schloßanlage, im Hintergrund die Havel.

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        EL REY. POR QUANTO POR LA LEY DOCE, TITULO SEXTO, LIBRO PRIMERO, DE LAS DE LA RECOPILACION DE INDIAS, ESTÁ PRELADO...NO LE HAGA COLACION, NI CANONICA INSTITUCION, NI LE MANDE DAR POSSESSION, SIN QUE PRIMERO SEA PRESENTADA ANTE ÈL LA REAL PROVISION ORIGINAL DE SU PRESENTACION, NI LOS VIRREYES, NI AUDIENCIAS LO HAGAN RECIBIR EN OTRA FORMA...[caption title]

      [Madrid, 1750. Broadside, 11 3/4 x 8 inches. Accomplished in manuscript (see below), with additional contemporary manuscript notations. Maltese cross printed at head of title. Dbd. Light dampstaining and soiling. A good copy. A rare broadside proclamation by Ferdinand VI, King of Spain, demanding that archbishops, bishops, and other church officials in Peru, New Spain, and New Granada observe the law that prohibits them from possessing, or obtaining, an ecclesiastical prebend without first presenting themselves to royal authority. Printed in Madrid and distributed to royal officials in the New World, this copy, accomplished at San Lorenzo, Spain on Nov. 1, 1750, is signed by Joachim Joseph Vazquez y Morales as representative of the King of Spain with the inscription, "Yo El Rey," and the additional manuscript annotation, "Por mand[a]do del Rey." A rare broadside concerned with ecclesiastical offices in Peru, New Spain, and New Granada. Not in Medina BHA, nor on OCLC.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Fiel copia das relações, que a Santa Custodia da Terra Santa mandou a Roma . Mandadas imprimir pelo muito Reverendo Padre Fr. João dos Prazeres .

      Lisbon, Na Officina de Miguel Manescal da Costa, 1750. - 4°, stitched. Minor soiling on first and final leaves; a few small holes in title-page, touching one letter of title. Overall in good condition. 52 pp. *** FIRST EDITION (or first edition in Portuguese?) of these two detailed, eyewitness accounts of events in the Holy Land. Neither Innocêncio nor Fonseca, Pseudónimos lists the Fiel copia or the two relações that comprise it. The first relação (pp. 3-24) describes an uprising in 1746 of the people of Jerusalem against the Catholics. The second relação (pp. 33-52) describes the persecution of Catholics, notably Franciscans, at the instigation of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem and Damascus in 1748. It is preceded by several letters introducing the account (pp. 25-32).João dos Prazeres (1648-1709) was one of P. Antonio Vieira's most notable disciples; of his principal work, O Principe dos Patriarchas S. Bento, only the first two volumes were published.*** Innocêncio IV, 25. Ameal 1835. Not in Palha. Not in Azevedo-Samodães or Avila-Perez. Porbase locates six copies, all at Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Copac repeats British Library. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Vuë de Londres (mirrored)

      …, Augsbourg ca. 1750-1800 380 x 497 mm (plate: 328 x 432 mm) Engraving, watercolour Collections des Prospects; Vuë de la Maison de Northumberland á Charing Cross de Londres; Se vend á Augsbourg au Negoce comun de l'Academie Imperiale d'Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté Imperiale et avec Defense ni d'en faire ni de vendre les Copies; Gravé pas Balth. Frederic Leizelt. Small tears around the edges. Two small rust spots in the print. Overall In good state. Hand coloured optical view on Charing Cross in London. On the left side the Northumberland house is depicted. Coloured in beautiful pink, purple and yellow tints. (Londen)

      [Bookseller: Historisch Antiquariaat A.G. van der Ste]
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        Se. Marie a Londres (mirrored)

      Basset, Paris ca. 1750-1800 330 x 495 mm (plate: 266 x 405 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour N. 22; Vue de la Maison royale de Somerset avec L'Eglise de St. Marie dans le Strand 'a Londres; A View of Somerset House with St. Marys Church in the strand Londen; De Poilly Sculp. A Paris Basset rue St. Jacques. Little tears and slightly folded margins. Overall state is good. Hand coloured optical view of London, England. On the left side the fa

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        La Ville de Londres (mirrored)

      Daumont, Paris ca. 1750-1800 329 x 432 mm (plate: 255 x 395 mm) Engraving, watercolour Vüe générale de la Ville de Londres; a Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin. Light damp stains and smudges in the margins. The blue paint, used for the sky, is flaky in some parts. Pencil remains on some of the buildings. A birds-eye view of the city of London, with the Thames in the center. This beautiful print of the English capitol gives a good view on how the city looked in the 18th century. Hand coloured in pastel-like yellow, blue and green. De Stad London in 't Generaal, hand written in ink. (Londen)

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        La Venus, sixiéme Planete, et son influxion (mirrored)

      Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 379 x 482 mm (plate: 324 x 430 mm) Engraving, watercolour 226. Venus, Sexta inter planetas, ejusque influential; La Venus, sixiéme Planete, et son influxion; La Venere, sesto Pianeta, e'l suo inFlusso; Die Venus, Sechste Planet, und dessen Einfluss; Med. Fol. No. 55; Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac; Caes: Majestatis; Georg Balthasar Probst, excud. A.V. Folded margin on the left. Scuffed edges and small stain in the margin. Plate itself is in good state. Venus, the sixth planet of influence. In the top center Venus (in this print a personification of the planet Venus) sits on the clouds with cupid by her side, surrounded by four zodiac signs. In the garden underneath Venus an allegorical scene is portrayed, with courtly couples and love symbolism in the lead. Beautifully coloured. The fold in the left margin seems to be repaired with tape.

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        Dictionnaire Universel De Commerce D 'Histoire Naturelle et Des Arts Et Metiers

      PARIGI: Chez la Veuve Estienne, 1750. Rilegato. ECCELLENTE. 27 40. I - II - III - IV USATO

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        La Cathedrale de St. Paul a Londre (mirrored)

      ca. 1750-1800 300 x 412 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour 181. A North West Vien of St. Pauls Cathedral London; Vuë Perspective de la Cathedrale de St. Paul a Londre; Veduta della Chiesa Catedrale di St. Paolo, Londra; Prospect der Dom=Kirche St. Paul, zu London. close cut margins with scuffed edges. Some tears repaired with tape. A rust spot in the sky. Fair condition. Beautiful perspective view on the St. Pauls cathedral in London. The building has a prominent place in the center of the print. It is coloured in pastel-like prints, while the bystanders are coloured contrasting colours like orange and green. Letters/initials in ink on the back of the print. (Londen)

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        Monuments de l'ancienne Rome (mirrored)

      Daumont, Paris ca. 1750-1800 352 x 530 mm (plate: 280 x 394 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Vestiges de plusieurs beaux monuments de l'ancienne Rome; a Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin. light folds and small tears in the right and left margin. Overall state is good. Hand coloured optical view of Rome in the times of the Roman Empire. In the scene all sorts of monuments are gathered together to for an ideal landscape, with a Corinthian temple on the left, a circular building on the right and an Egyptian obelisk in the middle. Ancient figures roam the grounds between the buildings. Watermark in the middle of the paper.

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        Vue des Ruines de Rome

      Daumont, Paris ca. 1750-1800 353 x 527 mm (plate: 263 x 375 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Ruinae Romae Veteris; 16e. Vüe d'Optique Representant; Vne (n= misprint) des Ruines de Rome; I.P. Panini Del.; A Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin. Light staining in the margins and a bit rough around the edges. Print is in good state. Hand coloured optical view of Roman ruins. In the distance a pyramid like figure towers above the ruins. In front of the Roman structures soldiers sit on remains. The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like colours, while the figures are depicted in more vibrant colours.

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        MARIANISCHE KONGREGATION., Aufnahmebrief in die "Congregation der Unbefleckten Empfängnis bey dem Churfürstlichen Collegio der Societaet Jesu in München". Oben die Immaculata mit der Dreifaltigkeit, links Joseph, rechts Johannes d.T., in kniender Haltung die 4 Erdteile, zu beiden Seiten abwärts insgesamt 12 alttestamentliche Könige, im Unterrand der Stammvater Abraham, mittig ein herzförmiges Schild mit Beurkundigungen der Aufnahme, hier für Johann Hielber, Schlosser, 29. April 1781.

      Kupferstich von F.X. Jungwirth nach Fr. Genter, um 1750, 45,5 x 35 cm. Maillinger I,1010. - Mit papiergedecktem Siegel der Kongregation und den Unterschriften des Präfekten Weber und des Sekretärs Johann Kaspar Zeiner(?), "Edlgestein Scheider(?)". Verso hs. Vermerke über das Vorzeigen bei befreundeten Kongregationen: "Augsburg Praes(entirt) den 5. May 1785 Reist ab den 20. Juni 1785 Joseph Ferdinand Dorner Secretarius. Praesentirt zu Würzburg, den 3ten Juni 1787 Georg Eberth Secretarius". - Mehrfache Längs- und Querfalten, diese alt geglättet, Papierdurchbrüche alt hinterlegt, im breiten Rand links ein paar Fehlstellen. Heiligenbilder, Bruderschaften

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        Atlas geographicus portatilis, XXIX mappis orbis habitabilis regna exhibens.

      Lobeck, Augsburg 1750 - (um 1750). Kl.-qu.-8vo. (ca. 11,5 x 14,5 cm). Rotbrauner Lederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Ornament-Deckelbordüren und Kattunpapier-Vorsätzen, 2 Bll., 29 Karten, 1 Bl. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, gest. Titel (jeweils nach Gottfried Eichler jun., gest. von Lobeck) und 29 altkolorierten Kupferstichkarten, bis auf eine gestochen von Tobias Conrad Lotter, sowie einem gest. Indexblatt. Erste Ausgabe bzw. Variante der ersten Ausgabe. Phillips 631. Ritter, Die Welt aus Augsburg. S. 90/91. - Ohne den fakultativ beigebundenen Begleittext: "Kurzgefaßte Geographie, in sich haltend." - Die Kartenfolge entspricht dem Indexblatt. Enthalten sind: Weltkarte, Himmelskarte (in Hemisphären-Darstellung), Europa, Asien, Afrika, Amerika, Spanien/Portugal, Frankreich, Italien (3), Großbritannien, Benelux (2), Schweiz, Deutschland (6), Böhmen, Polen, Baltikum, Dänemark, Skandinavien, Russland, Ungarn und Balkan/Griechenland. - "Wohl um 1750 dürfte sich Lobeck entschlossen haben, diese Kartenbeilagen (Anm.: zu einem Taschenkalender) als eigenständigen Taschenatlas zu veröffentlichen. Die erste Ausgabe enthielt 29 Karten, allesamt gestochen von Tobias Conrad Lotter (Anm.: Bei diesem Exemplar ist die Himmelskarte von Lobeck gestochen). Wie der Atlas Minor deckte er mit Welt-, Kontinent-, Länder- und Regionalkarten inhaltlich den klassischen Atlaskanon ab. Im Laufe der Jahre wuchs der Atlas auf über 40 Karten an, wobei die im Titel genannte Zahl von "XXIX. mappis" jedoch nicht berichtigt wurde. Auch wurden manche Karten überarbeitet oder durch Neustiche ersetzt" (Ritter, S. 90). - Gut erhaltenes Exemplar in einem schönen zeitgenössischen Einband. Der Rückdeckel im unteren Eck mit kleiner Fehlstelle (ca. 1,5 x 1 cm, dreieckig). Ein Teil der Vergoldung durch Oxidation geschwärzt. Vorderdeckel mit ein paar Wurmspuren, beim Rückdeckel nur auf der Innenseite. Innen sehr sauber, mit sorgfältiger Kolorierung. 300 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Peter Paars ein comisches Heldengedicht aus dem Dänischen

      1750 1750 - des Herrn Barons von Holberg ins Deutsche übersetzt von I.A.S.K.D.C. Leipzig: verlegts Franz Christian Mumme, Buchhändl. in Kopenhagen 1750. Med Dorotheas kobberstukne portræt + 14 kobberstik samt kobberstukket titelvignet. [66] + 420 s. Eksemplar med ciseleret snit indbundet i samtidigt, let slidt helskind med guldtryk på ryggen. Med samtidig håndskrevet notat på friblad. * Oversætterens eksemplar med dennes egenhændige forbedringer og kommentarer i teksten samt på indsatte blade s. 142 + 278.Første tyske udgave oversat efter 2. eftertryk af Johann Adolph Scheibe, Königl. Dänischer Capellmeister.Ehrencron-Müller XI, 105. Goedeke III, 339, 30,3. Faber du Faur 1817.

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        Institutiones chirurgicae in quibus quidquid ad rem chirurgicam pertinet, optima et novissima ratione pertractatur post aliquot editiones germanica lingua evulgatas, in exterorum gratiam latine.. 2 vols.

      Amstelaedami : apud Janssonio Waesbergios, 1750, 4, (8), VIII, 56, (8), 599, (1) pp. (2), pp.603-1187, (45 pp. Index), 1 p. (Ad Bibliopegum), ( 6 pp. Corrigenda, Addenda, Apendix), 2 Halbledereinbände mit alten Deckeln Rücken erneuert. Erste Auflage!Nunc demum latine altera vice auctius atque emendatius publicatum. Feines Exemplar der zweiten Amsterdamer lateinischen Ausgabe, mit dem ExLibris des hannoveranischen Hofarzt Georg Ludwig Hansen (1738-1811). Von besonderem Interesse ist die hier enthaltene "Bibliotheca Chirurgica sive Scriptores mei Chirurgici" und "Laurentii Heisteri / Designatio Scriptorum hactenus editorum, praeter ea que in Bibliotheca Chirurgica pag. 21. jam recensia sunt.".Selten fein erhaltenes, breitrandiges Exemplar, einige wenige Lagen papierbedingt gebräunt Bindung fest, die Rücken im Stil der Zeit erneuert mit fleuraler Rückenvergoldung und roten Rüchenschildern.

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        Rotterdam as seen from the harbor

      ca. 1750-1800 289 x 423 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour The title and inscription have been cut off. Edges reinforced with Japanese paper. Light discolouration. The plate depicts Rotterdam as seen from the harbor. A canal/river divides the city in two. On the left we see two windmills and on the right a port gives space for several ships. The number '55' in written on the back in blue.

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        The Life and Dangerous Voyages of Sir Francis Drake with the Surprising of Nombre de Dios, and the Manner of his Gaining Large Quantities of Gold and Silver. And a Large Account of that Voyage wherein he Encompassed the Whole World. And the Voyage wh'ch he made with Francis Knolls and others, with their taking St. Jago, Sancto Domingo, Carthagena and St. Augustin. With the last Voyage in which he Died.

      London: John Willis and Jos. Boddington, [1750]. Small, brown patterned boards with gilt edging. Gilt title and decoration to spine. 162 pp. with bw frontis. Page edges tinted red. A small copy at 3.25 x 5.5 inches. Looks like a fascinating read! A scarce copy in this original edition. Date of publication taken from Plomer, Henry Robert. A dictionary of the printers and booksellers, 1726-1775 ... Oxford, 1968 suggests that Boddington was active from approximately 1750-1760. Very clean, tight text block, but front cover is detached (and present). Fountain pen hand writing and dates on front end paper, page 57, and again on last page (denoting the book was finished and the date,1790). Pages 155-158 are missing (2 leaves), although it looks like there could have been a binding error with those 2 leaves never bound in.

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        Fontaine dans la Logis a droit du Labyrinthe

      Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 366 x 491 mm (plate: 305 x 417 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Fontana in loco ad dextram Labyrinthis; Fontaine dans la Logis a droit du Labyrinthe; Fontana nella Loggia a destra del Laberinte; Luft Wasser in der Logia zur rechten des Irrgartens; Med. Fol. No. 4; Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac: Caes: Majestatis; Georg Balthasar Probst, excud. A.V. Damp stains on the bottom and upper margin. Piece of the right margin is torn off. Plate itself is in good state. Hand coloured optical view of a fountain on the right side of the maze (not clear where this maze is situated). Wealthy people walk around a highly decorated, baroque fountain. Coloured in deep vibrant colours. A note in pencil on the back points out that this could be the maze of Versailles.

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        Memorie Costantinopolitane dall'Anno 1710 sino a 1751].

      Venice c. s? 1750 - Folio. [32 x 21.5 cm], (1) f. blank, (96) ff., (3) ff. blanks. Brown ink, 26 lines per page. Divided into two parts, final leaf dated to 1751. Bound in contemporary Venetian floral woodblock wrappers, hand colored in pink, green and yellow. Contemporary woodblock pastedowns of stars printed in red ink. Minor wear to spine, pages clean and fresh, script mainly very legible. A mid-eighteenth century unpublished Italian manuscript account of the Ottoman Empire up to the year 1751, written by Count Francesco Dadich (1695-1790), a Dalmatian spy in the service of Venice and a key eyewitness to the political and military machinations in Constantinople during the first half of the eighteenth century. The manuscript is an important insider account focusing on the reigns of Sultans Ahmed III (ruled 1703-30) and Mahmud I (ruled 1730-54) and the political and military setbacks that troubled the declining Empire at that time. Dadich begins his memoirs with a summation of the first four centuries of the Ottoman Empire, treating the Empire's foundation under Osman I (1258-1326), its rise after the capture of Constantinople in 1453, and its uneven domestic and foreign affairs during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, all the while orienting his readers with fundamental information about Islamic cosmology, religion, science, literature, architecture and music. By far the bulk of the manuscript, however, is devoted to a nuanced discussion of the recent political turmoil of which Dadich likely received firsthand accounts or to which he himself was a witness, the period from roughly the Treaty of Karlowiz (1699), which ended the War of the Holy League, to the time of the manuscript's drafting (ca. 1751). Dadich recalls details of major military actions in the Balkans and beyond and reports on internal conflicts such as the Janissary-led coup that deposed Ahmet III in 1730. Much of his discussion centers on such Ottoman client states as Armenia, Georgia, Moldavia, and Wallachia and their roles in the Ottoman-Venetian War (1714-18), the Austro-Ottoman War (1716-18), and the Russo-Turkish War (1735-39). Even troubles as far to the east as "Gandahar" and Baghdad are mentioned in passing. The manuscript is a compendium of Ottoman personalities, with Dadich discussing scores of Sultans, Grand Viziers, and generals, as well as usurpers, mercenaries, and court eunuchs, making this document a valuable witness to the often obscure political landscape of early 18th-century Constantinople. Little is known of Dadich, with the only contemporary published details of his biography appearing as a short footnote opening the 1769 German translation of this work, where he is described as currently living quietly in Venice among men of refinement, having formerly served in Constantinople as "a secretary to the Greek princes" (bey den griechischen Fürsten als Secretär), in which capacity "many of the most important affairs passed through his hands" (Viele der wichtigsten Angelegenheiten giengen durch seine Hände) (Denkwürdigkeiten, vol. 9, p. 278). The scholar Sotiris Koutmanis has recently uncovered a report in the Venetian State Archives that suggests Dadich was a spy ("katáskopos") posing as a doctor ("giatrós") in the court of the Sultan (Koutmanis, p. 330, citing A.S.V., Inquisitori di Stato, Lettere ai Provved Gen. Da Mar, 1606-1754, 32). Another scholar, Bekir Harun Küçük, identifies Dadich as a "Venetian interpreter of the Hapsburg embassy" (p. 14), giving further weight to Giampietro Bellingeri's observation that Dadich is a "personalità che necessita di contorni più definiti" (p. 8). The colophon of the present Italian manuscript – absent from the printed German version – notes that the author departed Constantinople in the year 1751 and so was unable to continue his account beyond that date. That this Italian manuscript nowhere mentions Dadich's authorship would suggest that the present document is not a translation from the 1769 German text, but a co [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Natural History of Barbados.

      - London, Printed for the author; and sold by most booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland, 1750. Folio (paper size 352 x 225 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, spine with raised bands, red morocco lettering piece, other compartments ornamented in gilt; pp. [4], vii, [12], 314, [20], folding engraved map and 30 engraved plates, engraved and woodcut headpieces in the text (including 'A Prospect of Bridge-Town in the Island of Barbadoes'); rebacked at an early date, corners worn; one text leaf and one plate with clean tears repaired, a little brown spotted throughout, a decent and complete copy of an important work. 'Hughes, Griffith (bap. 1707, d. 1758?), Church of England clergyman and naturalist, was baptized on 29 April 1707 in Tywyn, Merioneth, the son of Edward Hughes and Bridget, his wife. He matriculated at St John's College, Oxford, in May 1729. Following a recommendation to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel of his suitability for missionary work, he left St John's in 1732 without taking his degree and was ordained priest. From 1732 to 1736 he was an Anglican missionary in the scattered, rural community of Radnor, Pennsylvania. From 1736 to 1748, and possibly nominally into the 1750s, he was rector of St Lucy's, Barbados. In Barbados, Hughes developed the idea of publishing a book on the island's natural history. In 1743 he visited London with the intention of promoting this work and ingratiated himself with the leading scientists of the day, men such as Sir Hans Sloane and Martin Folkes. Before returning home, he had arranged for the leading artist George Dionysius Ehret to prepare plates for his book. Because his plan was both interesting and ambitious, on Hughes's return to England in 1748 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society as well as receiving his BA and MA degrees from his old college' (ODNB). Praised by Linnaeus, tehis is the first book dedicated to the natural history of this important British colony in the Caribbean, and contains the first description of the grapefruit. Nissen 950; Hunt 536 ('The book is one to place beside Catesby's Natural History'). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mechanismus oder Neue Abhandlung von der künstlichen Zusammensetzung des Auges ... , ...

      Frankfurt am Mayn, bey Stoks seel. Erben und Schilling, 1750, 8, (18), (10), 374, (26) pp., 5 gefalt. Kupferstichtafeln, Halbpergamenteinband der Zeit uingwöhnlich frisches Exempplar. Selten - Erste Deutsche Ausgabe! Titel: Johann Taylors, Ritters, Doctors der Arzneykunst, Seiner Großbritannischen Majestät, und verschiedener anderen Durchlauchtigsten Fürsten hochbestallten Augenarztes wie auch Mitgliedes vieler Europäischen berühmten Academien der Wissenschaften u u. Mechanismus oder Neue Abhandlung von der künstlichen Zusammensetzung des Menschliche Auges und den besonderen Nutzen desselben, sowohl vor sich, als in Absicht der anliegen Theile, Nebst Seiner Art, dessen Krankheiten zu heilen, Wie er solche bey einer mehr als zwanzigjährigen Erfahrung seiner durch Europa glücklich gethanen Augencuren bewährt befunden. Mit den dazu gehörigen Kupfertafeln , Unter Königlich - Pohlnisch - und Chur-Sächsicher allergnädigsten Freyheit, und ausdrücklichen Bewilligung des Verfassers in Deutsche übersetzt."Diese Werk begreift überhaupt in sich : Die Zergliederung des Augapfels und seiner anliegenden Theile. Eine optische Erklärung des Gesichts und alles dessen was sich dabey zuträgt. Eine Erklärung der wahren Ursache des Schielens, und der fliegenden Flecken der Augen. Einen Beweis des wahren Sitzes des Staars und des Glaucoma. Eine vollkommene Beschreibung der neuen Operationen des Authors, worinnen gewiesen wird, daß man dieselben nicht nur zu aller Zeit vornehemn, sondern auch mit weniger Gefahr, und mit mehrer Gewißheit als nach der gewöhnlichen Art verrichten kan. Hundert Fragen in welchen man zu entscheiden sucht, ob entweder das Aderhäutgen, oder das Nez das unmittelbare Werkzeug des Gesichts sey. Anmerkungen über die Ursache und natur der verschiedenen Arten des schwarzen Staars. Eine Beschreibung aller und jeder Augenkrankheiten. Ein Verzeichnis der Schriftsteller welche über den Bau des Auges und dessen Krankheiten geschrieben.John Taylor (1703-1772), "auch "Chevalier Taylor" genannt, der bekannte und seine grenzenlose Charaltanerie berüchtigte fahrende Oculist des 18. Jahrhudert .... Dass Taylor wissenschaftlich durch aus nicht ungebildet war, beweisen seine zahlreichen z. Th. in vielen Sprachen erschienenen Schriften" Pagel, Hirsch-H. IV, pp.523-524"Stricker's Urtheil lautet folgendermaßen: "Wohl selten war so viel wissenschaftliche Tüchtigkeit mit der unverschämtesten Charlatanerie in einem und demselben Mann verbunden. -cf. Hirschberg"So sicher es also ist, dass Taylor, und zwar zuerst in der Geschichte unseren Faches, von Muskel-Zerschneidung zur Heilung des Schielens gesprochen ausgeführt hat er sie nicht. Wenigsten ist kein Fall bekannt. ... Taylor's unbedingt richtiger Gedanke über die Schiel-Operation ist leider , wegen der üblen Eigenschaften des Urhebers vollständig der Vergessenheit anheim gefallen." Hirschberg, Geschichte der Augenheil in der Neuzeit, 14/3 (1911), pp.293-312."What sort of man was Taylor? He lived in an age when the blind were often decked with asses' ears and peacocks' feathers and exhibited in fairs as objects of amusement, and Taylor probably brought relief to many blind people, whatever his motives and however many his failures. He had studied with a genuine and eminent surgeon. Cheselden, a pupil of William Cowper, was surgeon to St. Thomas's Hospital from 1719 to 1738, and he became Master of the College of Surgeons after the split from the barbers Pope was a patient of his. Moreover, Taylor had qualifications from several continental universities including Basle, Cologne, and Liege. (I have not been able to discover who-perhaps Taylor himself?.-conferred on him the title of 'Chevalier'). Some of what he wrote (especially on squint) is regarded as sound by modern authorities. He had a conscience and (at least at some times in his career) would not operate if he thought success was unlikely or intervention dangerous. In his early days he advised leaving unilateral cataracts alone since an operation 'may be the occasion of the loss of both the eyes', and was aware of the importance of the pupillary reaction. At times he would use other methods of treatment: he describes his cure, by suggestion, of a nobleman who 'believed himself blind, by a hypochondriac disorder'.It would be hard to better Coats' summary of Taylor, which ends with these words: In professional matters his knowledge was good he was a shrewd observer and not without original ideas but his actual practice was deeply tainted with the dishonest arts of the quack. Many elements go to the formation of the complete charlatan-bombast, effrontery, dishonesty, ignorance. All these qualities Taylor showed in perfection-except ignorance, and this is his chief condemnation. Of Taylor's life after 1761, when his autobiography appeared, little is known. He died, either in Paris or in a monastery near Prague, in 1772 and according to legend he was blind." David M. Jackson, BACH, HANDEL, AND THE CHEVALIER TAYLOR. Medical History / Volume 12 / Issue 04 / October 1968, pp 385-393

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        Prospectus Horti deliciarum Axariani

      ca. 1750-1800 305 x 448 mm (plate: 273 x 407 mm) Etching/watercolour Prospectus Horti deliciarum Axariani Pasted onto cardboard with black tape around the sides (for the use of a magic lantern). Small brown stain above the pergola. Good state. A illuminated and hand coloured optical view of a garden in St. Petersbourg. The garden has arcades with caryatids and statues on both sides. Trees stand between these columns. Various men and women roam through the garden. In the distance a fenced courtyard is portrayed. The print is illuminated by small holes and figures which are punched through the paper. At the back of the print we see that the holes are covered with see-through paper. Some of the holes are coated with yellow, pink, green and red paint. This gives the illusion of coloured lights when the print is held in front of a light source. The illumination of the courtyard in the distance has influence on the perspective of the print. (Sint Petersburg)

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        La Maison de Sommerset le long du ravage (mirrored)

      …, Augsbourg ca. 1750-1800 368 x 478 mm (plate: 301 x 397 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Collection des Prospects; Sommerset=House in den Strand oder eine (…); La Maison de Sommerset le long du ravage ou une (..);Se vend á Augsbourg au Negoce comun de l'Academie Imperiale d'Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté Imperiale et avec Defense ni d'en faire ni de vendre les Copies; Gravé Jean Benoit Winckler. A fold in the middle. Torn of piece in the upper margin. Minor folds, tears and stains in the rest of the margins. State of the print itself is good. Birds-eye view on the Somerset House in London, England. As seen from the water, with the garden in the front and the house in the distance. Beautifully hand coloured in pastel-like colours. (Londen)

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        Vue du Chateau de plaisance de l'Axarienne pris du Côte du grand basin a Petersbourg

      Beauvais, Paris ca. 1750-1800 305 x 456 mm (plate: 282 x 416 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Vue du Chateau de plaisance de l'Axarienne pris du Côte du grand basin a Petersbourg; (…) chez Beauvais rue St. Jacques. Pasted onto cardboard. The print is heavily browned. Tear in the left upper and bottom corner. Some stains in the bottom margin. Hand coloured optical print of the courtly gardens of the palace Axarienne in St. Petersbourg, Russia. In the front richly dressed people parade around. The garden reaches into the distance, with the facade of the palace on the right side of the print. 'Rusland' written on the back in blue ballpoint. (Sint Petersburg)

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        LEBENSALTER. - Jugend., "Die Jugend". Einer jungen Dame wird von einem Herren der Hof gemacht, rechts ein Papagei auf einer Kletterstange. Darunter Verse in Deutsch und Französisch.

      Schabkunstblatt von J.J. Haid, Augsburg, um 1750, 41 x 32 cm. Dekoratives Schabkunstblatt (Nummer 3) aus einer Folge von Darstellungen zu den verschiedenen Lebensaltern. - Links mit kleinem ausgebessertem Einriß.

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        Joseph Shows Kindness to His Brothers

      Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 366 x 501 mm (plate: 309 x 414 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour 196. Iosephi benevolentia erga fratres; Bonté de Joseph envers ses freres; Compiacevolezza di Guiseppe có fuoi fratelli; Iosephs Güte gegen seine Brüder; Med. Fol. No. 48.; Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac: Caes: Majestatis; Georg Balthasar Probst, excud. A.V. Damp stains in the upper left corner en both bottom corners. Overall state is good. A hand coloured optical print depicting the biblical story (genesis 45) of Joseph's kindness to his brothers. Situated in a highly decorated hall, Joseph, standing on the right side of the plate, talks to his brother. The group of brothers sit on the ground, holding their hands up in amazement, on the left side of the plate. The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like colours, while the clothes of the people are of more vibrant colours.

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        L'Eglise de St Carlin aux quatre fontaines a Rome

      Daumont, Paris ca. 1750-1800 358 x 529 mm (plate: 276 x 425 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Prospectus Ecclesiae Sancti Carlini ad quatuor fonts Romae; 10e. Vüe d'Optique Représentant; L'Eglise de St. Carlin aux quatre fontaines a Rome; A Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin Light staining in the margins and a bit rough around the edges. Print is in good state. A hand coloured optical view of The church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, also called San Carlino, in Rome, Italy. The Baroque church was designed by the architect Francesco Borromini and building 1638-41. The print shows the facade of the church, as seen from the Via del Quirinale. The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like colours, while the figures are depicted in more vibrant colours.

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        Vue de l'Eglise Luterinne, pres de la porte a la Haye, a Delft (mirrored)

      Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 305 x 406 mm Etching/watercolour Vue de l'Eglise Luterinne, pres de la porte a la Haye, a Delft. 267. Gesigt van de Lutersche Kerk, na de haagse Poort, der Stadt Delft, te zien van binnen de Stadt. Vuë de l'Eglise Luterinne, pres de la porte a la Haye, par dedans dela Ville de Delft. Vedutta della Chiesa Luterana, preso della porta a Haia, di dentro della Cittá di Delft. Gesicht der Luttrischen Kirche, bey der Haager Porte, innerhalb der Stadt Delft. Med. Fol. No. 66. Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac: Caes: Majestatis. Georg Balthasar Probst, excud. A.V. Four small worm holes. Close cut margins. Overall in good state. View on one of the canals of the Dutch city of Delft. On the left the Lutherian church towers above the buildings. In the distance the 'Haagse Poort' visible. On the left a man is cutting branches while another man just caught a fish by the riverside. Hand coloured in beautiful delicate colours.

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        Vüe perspective de l'interieur de l'Eglise de St Marc, a Venise

      Daumont, Paris ca. 1750-1800 298 x 408 mm (plate: 288 x 408 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Vüe perspective de l'interieur de l'Eglise de St. Marc, a Venise; à Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin Small repaired tears in the upper margin. Good state. Hand coloured view of the interior of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy. The interior is portrayed as seen from the nave, towards the choir. In the front and on the sides bright coloured people walk around and kneel down to pray. Beautiful clear print. '411'written with pencil in the bottom right corner. (St. Marco, Veneti

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        Vuë de Vieux l'Eglise, de la Ville de Delft

      Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 306 x 406 mm Etching/watercolour Gesigt van de Oude Kerk, der Stadt Delft. Vuë de Vieux l'Eglise, de la Ville de Delft. Veduta della Chiesa Vechia, della Citta di Delft. Prospect det Alten Kirche, det Stadt Delft. (…)d Fol. No. 56. I. van Haastert del., G.G. Winckler Sculps., Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac: Caes: Majestatis. Georg Balthasar Probst, excud. A.V. Close cut margins. Good state A beautiful view on the Old church of Delft, as seen from the street 'De Oude Delft'. The church is depicted in the center of the print. In front of it a busy street walks by a canal. The people on the street are very detailed. Hand coloured in earthy orange and green.

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        Vue des trois Gallerie, du Palai des Art et de Science à Rome

      Basset/Daumont, Paris. ca. 1750-1800. 29,7 x 45 cm. Hand coloured copperplate engraving.Some age related discolouration and a small worm hole at the top left from the middle. Good state. With the title in French underneath the print. Beautiful hand coloured view on the interior of the three Roman galleries of art and science. The large halls are inhabitet by noble men and women. The blue and red colours mimic the texture of marble.

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        Le Luxambourg (mirrored)

      Daumont, Paris ca. 1750-1800 335 x 493 mm (plate: 293 x 426 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Le Palais du Luxembourg du côté du Jardin; a Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin Smudges in the margins and small tears in the right margin. Light fold in the right top of the plate. Overall good state. A hand colored optical view of the facade of Palais du Luxembourg in Paris. The palace is situated on the left of the scene. The remaining part shows the crowded gardens. The surroundings are coloured in light colours, while the figures are depicted in more vibrant colours. (Parijs)

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        Le Jardin, et le Palais du Luxenbourg, a Paris

      Daumont, Paris ca. 1750-1800 326 x 486 mm (plate: 297 x 443 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Le Jardin, et le Palais du Luxenbourg, a Paris; a Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin Tears and folds in the margins. Plate itself is in good state. A hand colored optical view of the facade of Palais du Luxembourg in Paris. The palace is situated in the distance. In front of the palace people stroll through the baroque gardens. The surroundings are coloured in light colours, while the figures are depicted in more vibrant colours. (Parijs)

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        Le Luxambourg (mirrored)

      Huquier fils, Paris ca. 1750-1800 290 x 433 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Le Palais du Luxembourg du côté du Jardin; Light stains and foxing in the margins. 2 cm wormhole in the bottom margin. The print itself is in very good state. A hand coloured optical view of the facade of Palais du Luxembourg in Paris. The palace is situated on the left of the scene. The remaining part shows the crowded gardens. The surroundings are coloured in light colours, while the figures are depicted in more vibrant colours. The paper feels thicker than usually used paper. (Parijs)

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        Ships in the port of Rotterdam

      Lachaussee, Daumont and Basset, Paris ca. 1750-1785 349 x 511 mm (plate: 291 x 380 mm) Etching/watercolour Naves in Portu Roterdamensi. 29. Vüe d'Optique Représentant. Les Vaisseaux dans le Port de Roterdam. Cl. Lorrain P., Presentement chés Lachaussée rue St. Jacques. A Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin. F. Basan Excud. Et Presentement chez Basset rue St. Jacques au coin de celle des Mathurins Il tient Fabr de Papier. Light folds in the corners. Good state. Beautiful hand coloured optical view of the port of Rotterdam. After the 17th century artist Claude Lorrain, with a ruin like building on the left and large ships in the distance. Coloured in very vibrant blue, green, pink and yellow.

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        Abbildungen von Pferden. "Ein Ungar. Honfrois. Hungaricus".

      - Kupferstich v. Ridinger n. Ridinger, um 1750, 24 x 33 Thienemann Nr. 587. - Zeigt ein ungarisches Pferd, von einem Reiter an einem Zügel gehalten an einem Fluß.

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        Oeuvres en vers. The Hague, Henri du Sauzet, 1717.

      Full leather, sprinkled edges. Spine and corners worn. Pag.: [14] 484 pp. Engraved titlepage by B. Picard, titlepage printed in red and black. Contemporary ownershipmark on the titlepage of Claude Piastre Gonnet sj. dated 1750. Later printed name shield of A. Le Hardy de Beaulieu. 12°: * 8 (-*8, blank?) A-V 12 X 2 (-X2, blank?).

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        Vue du Pont Rialto et de la Prison de Venise

      ca. 1750-1800 306 x 423 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Prospectus Pontis Rivoalti, ET Carcerum Venetiarum; Vue du Pont Rialto ET de la Prison de Venise Small tears in the margins, some of which are repaired. Three discoloured spots in the upper left corner. Overall state is good/fair. Hand coloured optical view of the Italian city of Venice. On the right side someone tries to dock his ship. On the left side the Venice prison is portrayed. In the distance the outlines of the Rialto Bridge are visible. Hand coloured in soft pastel-like colours. The green colour, used for the water, is leaked through the paper. (Veneti

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        DRESDEN. "Prospect des Churfürstlichen Pallais im großen Garten zu Dresden". Schloßansicht mit hübscher Personenstaffage.

      - Kupferstich (Guckkastenblatt) von Nabholz nach Rollwagen, Augsburg, um 1750, 27 x 37,5 cm. Schönes Augsburger Guckkastenblatt, nicht koloriert.

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        Voyage autour du monde, fait dans les années MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. Dans la mer du Sud. Tiré des journaux & autres papiers de ce seigneur & publié par Richard Walter. Orné de cartes & de figures en taille douce. Traduit de l'anglois [par Elie de Jaucourt].

      Genève, Henri-Albert Gosse, & Comp., 1750, pleine basane de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné. -Petites traces de colle dans les marges sup. et inf. de 7 pp. -Les pp. 59 à 62 sont reliées après la p. 98. -Bon exemplaire. - in-4 de XXIV-363-(1) pp. + 22 pl. dépl. h.t. + 12 cartes h.t. (dont 11 dépl.) ; 2e édition en français (Première ; 1749 ; E.O. en anglais : 1748).Sabin 1637."Anson (George, Lord), amiral anglais, né à Shuekborough-Manor (Stafford) le 22 avril 1697, mort le 6 juin 1762. Entré dans la marine à l’âge de quinze ans, il obtint en 1718 le commandement d’un sloop, le Weasel, puis en 1724, celui du vaisseau le Scarborough, détaché à la station de la Caroline en Amérique; il y rendit assez de services pour que les Américains donnassent son nom à une ville et à un comté de la Caroline du Sud. En 1739, il fut mis à la tête d’une croisière dans les mers du Sud, mais ses vaisseaux furent encombrés de marchandises, et fort ralentis dans leur manœuvre; le scorbut se déclara à bord, il avait perdu sept bâtiments sur huit quand il traversa le détroit de Magellan (1740). Monté sur le Centurion, il parcourut l’Océan Pacifique, commerçant, guerroyant, levant des plans et recueillant des plans-cartes, faisant des prises de tout genre, entre autres celle d’un galion qui portait à Acapulco le tribut de Manille. Il rentra heureusement en 1744, en Angleterre, et fut récompensé par le grade de contre-amiral (marine blanche)." (Encycl. Berthelot IV-p. 131).

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        Mechanismus oder Neue Abhandlung von der künstlichen Zusammensetzung des Auges ... , ... + Kurzer Begrif ... v.d. Gebrechen und Heilungsarten des Auges ...

      Frankfurt am Mayn, bey Stoks seel. Erben und Schilling, 1750, 8, (18), (10), 374, (26) pp., 5 gefalt. Kupferstichtafeln 1750, (56), 108, (16) pp., feiner Pappband mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung Papier etwas gebräunt. Selten - Erste Deutsche Ausgabe! Titel: Johann Taylors, Ritters, Doctors der Arzneykunst, Seiner Großbritannischen Majestät, und verschiedener anderen Durchlauchtigsten Fürsten hochbestallten Augenarztes wie auch Mitgliedes vieler Europäischen berühmten Academien der Wissenschaften u u. Mechanismus oder Neue Abhandlung von der künstlichen Zusammensetzung des Menschliche Auges und den besonderen Nutzen desselben, sowohl vor sich, als in Absicht der anliegen Theile, Nebst Seiner Art, dessen Krankheiten zu heilen, Wie er solche bey einer mehr als zwanzigjährigen Erfahrung seiner durch Europa glücklich gethanen Augencuren bewährt befunden. Mit den dazu gehörigen Kupfertafeln , Unter Königlich - Pohlnisch - und Chur-Sächsicher allergnädigsten Freyheit, und ausdrücklichen Bewilligung des Verfassers in Deutsche übersetzt. Anhang: Kurzer Begrif einer Anatomischen Abhandlung von den Gebrechen und Heilungsarten des menschlichen Auges, und dessen naheliegenden Theilen, beschrieben von John Taylor, Ritters, Doct. der Arzney-Kunst, .... Mit dessen Ausdrücklicher Genehmhaltung, nach der Lateinisch- und Englischen Ausgabe ins Deutsche übersezt."Diese Werk begreift überhaupt in sich : Die Zergliederung des Augapfels und seiner anliegenden Theile. Eine optische Erklärung des Gesichts und alles dessen was sich dabey zuträgt. Eine Erklärung der wahren Ursache des Schielens, und der fliegenden Flecken der Augen. Einen Beweis des wahren Sitzes des Staars und des Glaucoma. Eine vollkommene Beschreibung der neuen Operationen des Authors, worinnen gewiesen wird, daß man dieselben nicht nur zu aller Zeit vornehemn, sondern auch mit weniger Gefahr, und mit mehrer Gewißheit als nach der gewöhnlichen Art verrichten kan. Hundert Fragen in welchen man zu entscheiden sucht, ob entweder das Aderhäutgen, oder das Nez das unmittelbare Werkzeug des Gesichts sey. Anmerkungen über die Ursache und natur der verschiedenen Arten des schwarzen Staars. Eine Beschreibung aller und jeder Augenkrankheiten. Ein Verzeichnis der Schriftsteller welche über den Bau des Auges und dessen Krankheiten geschrieben.Anhang. Eine kurze Anatomische Abhandlung und genaue Beschreibung von 242 Krankheiten, des Auges und dessen nahe liegenden Theilen.""Das erste ist dein bereits in viele Sprachen übersezter 'Mechanism", welcher im Jahre 1738 auch in Französischer Sprachen erschienen. der andere ist sein kurzter Auszug oder genaue Beschreibung von 243 Krankheiten, welchen das Auge und seine naheliegenden Theile unterworfen sind, worüber er in Edenburg, öffentliche Vorlesungen gehalten, welche zuerst in Lodnon 1743. in lateinischer und 1744. in Edenburg etwas vermehrter in Englischer Sprache herausgekommen." Vorbericht.John Taylor (1703-1772), "auch "Chevalier Taylor" genannt, der bekannte und seine grenzenlose Charaltanerie berüchtigte fahrende Oculist des 18. Jahrhudert .... Dass Taylor wissenschaftlich durch aus nicht ungebildet war, beweisen seine zahlreichen z. Th. in vielen Sprachen erschienenen Schriften" Pagel, Hirsch-H. IV, pp.523-524"Stricker's Urtheil lautet folgendermaßen: "Wohl selten war so viel wissenschaftliche Tüchtigkeit mit der unverschämtesten Charlatanerie in einem und demselben Mann verbunden. -cf. Hirschberg"So sicher es also ist, dass Taylor, und zwar zuerst in der Geschichte unseren Faches, von Muskel-Zerschneidung zur Heilung des Schielens gesprochen ausgeführt hat er sie nicht. Wenigsten ist kein Fall bekannt. ... Taylor's unbedingt richtiger Gedanke über die Schiel-Operation ist leider , wegen der üblen Eigenschaften des Urhebers vollständig der Vergessenheit anheim gefallen." Hirschberg, Geschichte der Augenheil in der Neuzeit, 14/3 (1911), pp.293-312."What sort of man was Taylor? He lived in an age when the blind were often decked with asses' ears and peacocks' feathers and exhibited in fairs as objects of amusement, and Taylor probably brought relief to many blind people, whatever his motives and however many his failures. He had studied with a genuine and eminent surgeon. Cheselden, a pupil of William Cowper, was surgeon to St. Thomas's Hospital from 1719 to 1738, and he became Master of the College of Surgeons after the split from the barbers Pope was a patient of his. Moreover, Taylor had qualifications from several continental universities including Basle, Cologne, and Liege. (I have not been able to discover who-perhaps Taylor himself?.-conferred on him the title of 'Chevalier'). Some of what he wrote (especially on squint) is regarded as sound by modern authorities. He had a conscience and (at least at some times in his career) would not operate if he thought success was unlikely or intervention dangerous. In his early days he advised leaving unilateral cataracts alone since an operation 'may be the occasion of the loss of both the eyes', and was aware of the importance of the pupillary reaction. At times he would use other methods of treatment: he describes his cure, by suggestion, of a nobleman who 'believed himself blind, by a hypochondriac disorder'.It would be hard to better Coats' summary of Taylor, which ends with these words: In professional matters his knowledge was good he was a shrewd observer and not without original ideas but his actual practice was deeply tainted with the dishonest arts of the quack. Many elements go to the formation of the complete charlatan-bombast, effrontery, dishonesty, ignorance. All these qualities Taylor showed in perfection-except ignorance, and this is his chief condemnation. Of Taylor's life after 1761, when his autobiography appeared, little is known. He died, either in Paris or in a monastery near Prague, in 1772 and according to legend he was blind." David M. Jackson, BACH, HANDEL, AND THE CHEVALIER TAYLOR. Medical History / Volume 12 / Issue 04 / October 1968, pp 385-393"Johann Sebastian Bach's only physical problem seems to have been his vision. Myopia seems most likely, and it is probable that he developed cataracts at an older age. In addition to the cataracts, his worsening vision may have been due in part to some other eye problem. During the last year of his life, Bach's vision became so poor that he decided to have his eyes operated on. Two operations were performed in 1750 by the traveling English eye surgeon John Taylor. Most likely the first operation was Taylor's standard couching procedure. About 1 week after the first operation, Bach had to be operated on again because of a reappearance of the cataract. Many painful and/or vision-reducing complications could have been induced by these intraocular operations: uveitis or endophthalmitis, secondary glaucoma, hemorrhage, retinal detachment, and even sympathetic ophthalmia. Bach was "completely blind" after the operations, and he died less than 4 months after the final operation." Richard H. C. Zegers, The Eyes of Johann Sebastian Bach, Arch Ophthalmol. 2005123(10): pp.1427-1430.

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        The Holy city of Jerusalem

      …, Augsbourg ca. 1750-1800 324 x 435 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Die Stadt Ierusalem wie am Heiligen Pfingsttage, der Heilige Geist uber die Heilige Apostel (…); Vuë de la Ville de Hierusalem comme au jour de la Pente côte le Saint Esprit decendit (…); Se vend á Augsbourg au Negoce comun de l'Academie Imperiale d'Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté Imperiale et avec Defense ni d'en faire ni de vendre les Copies. Close cut margin at the top. Small hole in the upper left corner of the print. Rip in the bottom left margin. A hand coloured view on the Holy city of Jerusalem. On a patio on the left side, the apostle Peter is holding his first address. The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like colours, while the clothes of the people are of more vibrant colours. Small holes in the corners (possibly from the use of pushpins).

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        Vuë de Port = Mahon (mirrored)

      .., Augsbourg ca. 1750-1800 335 x 437 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour (…)llection des Prospects; Prospect des Königlichen Pallais zu Port = Mahon, wo der Konigliche Guberneur von Engelland residiret; Vuë du Pallais Royale a Port = Mahon, ou le Gouverneur du Roy d'Angleterre demeurt; Se vend á Augsbourg au Negoce comum de l'Academie Imperiale d'Empi (…) et avec Defense ni d'en fraire ni de vendre les Copies; Gravé par Balt. Fredric Leizelt. Damaged in the margins (tears and stains). The print itself is in good condition. Hand coloured optical view of the Royale Palace in the British colony of Mahon. Mahon is the capital of the Spanish island Minorca. It was under British reign from 1708 to 1939. On the left the fa

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