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        A View of New Palace Yard Westminster: Veüe de New Palace Yard a Westminster

      London: Published by John Boydell Engraver at the Unicorn the corner of Queen Street in Cheapside, circa 1755. Engraving with original colour. Very good condition. 10 3/8 x 16 7/8 inches (visible). Wood and gold frame. Frame size: 17 1/2 x 23 5/8 inches. A wonderful "vue d'optique" of Westminster London with stunning early colour. During the eighteenth century "vues d'optique" or "perspective views" became extremely popular in England and Europe. Like other optical prints they capitalized on a connoisseur market eager for the latest novelty. English publishers such as John Bowles and Robert Sayer had great success with these optical views, which quickly developed into a collecting craze that swept through print shops on both sides of the Channel. "Vues d'optiques" were specifically designed to create the illusion of perspective when viewed with a zograscope or perspective glass. These viewing devices used a series of reflecting mirrors to enhance the illusion of depth in the print, creating a veritable "view" for the onlooker. Typically these prints depicted city or landscape views, and were horizontal in format. They had roughly the same dimensions and were sold with heavy opaque colouring, so as to show the tints when viewed through the lens. In their heyday, optical prints were a technical revolution; they could be seen in almost every fashionable drawing room, and were enjoyed by the poorer classes in print shops or at traveling fairs. For a small fee the citizens of Europe and England could travel the world without leaving their village. The "vue d'optique" was the first medium to bring the visible appearance of the wider world to a large European public. Ironically the artists and engravers who created these prints rarely had first hand knowledge of the scenes depicted, hence the views were often not as accurate as they were advertised to be. As a result of their constant handling optical prints such as these are rare, especially in good condition. They are not only beautiful images but also a fascinating glimpse into the history of printmaking. John Boydell was one of the most influential figures in the history of English printmaking. He was not only an accomplished engraver and an industrious publisher, but also a print seller who came to dominate the English print trade. He is best known as the originator of the Shakespeare Gallery, which made him one of the most successful print-sellers of his time. Clayton, The English Print 1688-1802, 140-14.

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        Carte De La Virginie Et Du Maryland Dressee Sur La Grande Carte Angloise De Mrs. Josue Fry et Pierre Jefferson

      Paris: Gilles Robert De Vaugondy, 1755. Sheet is approximately 30.5" x 22"; map is approximately 26" x 20". Bright, fresh color. Very light toning and wear. The 'dark' upper maringal area in the accompanying image is a photo shadow; there is no discoloration on the map. This is an exceptionally nice example of De Vaugondy's beautiful single-sheet interpretation of the famous Fry-Jefferson map and one of the most sought after 18th Century maps of Virginia and Maryland. No other contemporary maps provided an equally detailed view of the region, which extends as far east as New Jersey, as far north as Philadelphia, as far south as North Carolina, and as far west as the Alleghany Mountains. Although the title is in French, almost all other text is in English. De Vagoundy first published this map in 1755, however this fifth state printing (no date in the cartouche) was produced in the mid to late 1770s. . Map. Near Fine.

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        Historia delle guerre civili di francia... nella quale si contengono le operationi di quattro re', francesco ii. carlo ix. henrico iii, et henrico iv. con l'indice copioso delle cose notabili. aggiuntevi, oltre alle memorie della vita dell'autore, e della sua casa, le annotationi di giovanni balduino nel margine. in londra, appresso t. payne, d. wilson e t. durham, 1755.

      Due volumi di cm. 29, pp. (4) xxxvi, 643 (1); (4) 626 (2) 25 (1). Frontespizi in rosso e nero. Bella e solida legatura coeva in piena pelle bazzana, dorsi a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Sguardie e tagli marmorizzati. Bell'esemplare, genuino e marginoso. Si tratta senz'altro della migliore e più bella edizione di questo classico della storiografia. Cfr. Brunet: ""belle et peu commune."".

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        Nouveau dictionaire françois-suedois et suedois-françois.

      En ny frantzösk och swensk samt swensk och frantzösk lexicon, eller orda-bok, i hwilkens första del alla frantzöska ord och besynnerliga tale-sätt, som ej allenast i dageligit tal, utan ock i allehanda konster och wettenskaper förekomma, äro efter de fullkomligaste orda-böcker, och isynnerhet Frischens Dictionaire des passagers, på swenska förklarade. Och i andra delen alla swenska ord efter de ordrikaste register på frantzöska öfwersatte, utgifwen. Greifswald, H. J. Struck, 1755. 4:o. Grav. front,(6) s.,1198,1201-1600,1-320 spalter. Titelbladet tryckt i rött och svart. Nött men trevligt samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind och infärgat svart titelfält samt stänkta snitt. Ryggen lätt naggad överst och med mindre skada nederst. Ytliga sprickor på ryggen och ytterfalsarna. Pärmarna slitna och lite fläckiga. Ett litet maskhål i övre hörnet av titelfältet. Bakre inre fals med maskhål. Den första pagineringsföljden med enstaka mindre bläckfläckar, t.ex. på spalt 371 och 374, 739, 742, 959 och 962 och i nedre marginalen på spalt 1215 och 1218. Ett litet hål i numreringen av spalt 757 och 760 med förlust av deras numrering. I del II är bläckfläckarna fler, t.ex. i yttermarginalen vid spalt 11, 14, 35, 38, 39, 42, 46, 187, 190, 239 och 242. En tuschfläck i texten i spalt 65-66. Ett avrivet nedre hörn i första pagineringsföljden vid spalt 426 och i den andra vid spalt 170 och 198. Med C. F. Mennanders respektive C. F. Fredenheims exlibris. Från Östanå.. Första upplagan utkom 1745. Den graverade frontespisen, signerad Sysang, föreställer en bokhandel med Stockholmsvy i bakgrunden. Enligt uppgift ska det vara Gottfried Kiesewetters boklåda. Denne var förläggare till denna bok och hans initialer återfinns nederst till vänster på frontespisen. Levin Möller (1709-68) blev magister i Lund 1734, docent där året efter, 1742 professor i logik och senare även i teologi i Greifswald, samt 1763 domprost i Linköping. I företalet till "Nouveau dictionaire", den första större svensk-franska ordboken, uppger Möller att han använt sig av "mag. Linds orda-bok" och att den svensk-franska avdelningen, som upptar andra pagineringsföljden, till stor del är "plöjd med ens annans kalf" och utarbetad av Carl Wilhelm Victorin. Lena Rogström skriver i sin avhandling om Jacob Serenius lexikon att Möllers förebild var Olof Linds svensk-tyska ordbok från 1738 och tillägger att det är "anmärkningsvärt att lexikografen ifråga, Levin Möller, inte kunde franska men ändå kompilerade en ordbok innehållande detta språk"! Carl Fredrik Mennander, adlad Fredenheim, var son till ärkebiskopen med samma namn

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        Merlin's Life and Prophecies, who flourish'd in the Fifth Century, and foretold the Fates and Fortunes of all the Kings

      London: M. Cooper; W. Reeve; et al., 1755. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. 72pp. Title page in red and black. Woodcut of Merlin, seated, and presumably prophesying to a group of people. Bound to style in full calf tooled in blind in 'Cambridge' style; spine in six compartments with raised bands; red leather lettering label, gilt marbled endpapers. The title page is soiled, was trimmed close at an early date, and lacks the bottom corner, clipping off the date of publication. ESTC T90064. The title continues: (Merlin) 'foretold the Fates and Fortunes of all the Kings and Queens that have sat on the British Throne, from Vortigern down to his present Majesty; His Prediction relating to the late Contest of Richmond Park. With Some other Events relating thereto, not yet come to pass, but no less wonderful than those that have already happened.' Title page defects noted above; the text block was trimmed closely at the bottom sometimes affecting the catchwords, and occasionally the final line of text, else this is a very good copy of rare book in a fine binding of contemporary style.

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        Drammaturgia... accresciuta e continuata fino all' anno MDCCLV

      Pasquali Venezia: Pasquali. 1755. Small quarto. Quarter vellum with dark orange decorative title label gilt to spine. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (title), [iii] ("A' Cortesi Leggitori L'Editore"), [i] (fine large woodcut device) + 1,016 columns (= 508 pp.), including the supplement (columns 837-946), additions and corrections (947- 950), and an index of authors (951-1016). With a fine woodcut device to title and occasional woodcut head- and tailpieces. A very good, wide- margined, uncut copy, with only occasional minor foxing and staining. . Cortot p. 4. Hirsch I, appendix 2. Wolffheim II, 908. Gregory-Bartlett I, 12. RISM BVI p. 81. An important early bibliography of plays, operas, and ballets to 1755, "revised and continued by Giovanni Cendoni, Apostolo Zeno and others." Gregory-Bartlett.

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        A Lecture On Earthquakes; read in the Chapel in the Harvard-College in Cambridge, N.E., November 26th 1755. On the Occasion of the Great Earthquake Which Shook New England the Week Before

      Edes & Gill 8vo (8 ½ x6), later ¾ morocco and marbled boards, 38 pp., half title present. Text detached from binding, some edge wear, half title detached, two leaves with repaired tears, light soiling; otherwise very good. This is a very rare pamphlet on earthquakes (no copies currently listed on the internet). The lecture and pamphlet on the subject was the result of a significant earthquake that did considerable damage to Boston on November 18, 1755. Winthrop (1714-1779) is generally considered a pioneer in the science of seismology. He computed the wave-like motion and speed of earthquakes, and established the direction and epicenter of the quake. He also emerged victorious in a controversial debate with the prominent Boston minister Thomas Prince, who insisted that ?earthquakes were manifestations of God?s wrath?, and denied the role of natural causes. Winthrop would become an important official at Harvard, and strongly supported the Revolutionary cause. Evans 8522. Sabin 104857.

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        Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon, By the late Henry Fielding, Esq

      London: A. Millar, 1755. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. First edition. 12mo. (4),(xviii,)(19)-(276)pp. (Pp. 241-276 misnumbered 193-228.) Full sprinkled calf, probably 19th century; Spine in six compartments, gilt. Red and green lettering labels, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Half title present. Hinges rubbed and cracked but firm; tip of spine worn; a few lower text margins near the end slightly soiled, not affecting the text; else a very nice copy. With the Gustavia A. Senff bookplate on the front pastedown. This is the Doheny copy, with her leather gilt bookplate on the front free endpaper. Two versions of this work were printed in 1755. This is the version edited by Fielding's half-brother John. The unedited version was printed first but suppressed in favor of the edited version, which, though printed later, was the first version issued. Rothschild 857; Cross III, 326-7; Warde 28. T131333.

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        L'Isthme de l'Acadie, Baye du Beaubassin, en Anglois Shegnekto. Environs du Fort Beausejour

      Paris: Chez le Rouge, rue des Augustins, June 1755. Copper-etched map, in excellent condition except for old folds. 12 5/8 x 18 3/8 inches. An important and very rare map that depicts the first battle of the French and Indian War in Canada The Chignecto isthmus was the location of a dividing line between the British region of Nova Scotia and the French territory. The French built Fort Beausejour on the Aulac Ridge early in 1750. The British in response constructed Fort Lawrence (called here Ft. St. Laurent) on the ridge immediately to the east across the tidal Missaquash River. This was generally accepted as the boundary between the territories, although France and England never agreed upon an official boundary. With the construction of Fort Gaspereau at Baye Verte on the shores of the Northumberland Strait, France gained effective control of travel on the Acadian isthmus. The population of the isthmus was still largely Acadian, though the English were actively trying to colonize. The Earl of Halifax had established the port town of Halifax with this in mind in 1749.The map thus establishes the context of the brief battle described below. Tensions deriving from King George's War (1745-48) had never been resolved in the region and both sides were actively trying to undermine the other. The British forces described in the account below consisted of two New England volunteer battalions and one regular British detachment. William Shirley, Governor of Massachusetts, seems to have been one of the primary provocateurs in the confrontation."The Battle of Fort Beauséjour marked the opening of a British offensive in the French and Indian War (the North American theater of the Seven Years' War). Beginning June 3, 1755, a British army under Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Monckton staged out of nearby Fort Lawrence, besieged the small French garrison at Fort Beauséjour with the goal of opening the Isthmus of Chignecto to British control. After two weeks of siege, Louis Du Pont Duchambon de Vergor, the fort's commander, capitulated on June 16. In June 1755, Lieutenant-Colonel Monckton, commanding a fleet of 31 transports and three Royal Navy warships carrying 270 British regular troops (from the 43rd Regiment of Foot) and 2,000 New England militia, entered Cumberland Basin. The ships dropped anchor at the mouth of the Missaguash River and the British forces were able to land unopposed. Using the nearby British outpost of Fort Lawrence (about three kilometers (2 miles) to the east) as a staging area, Monckton then proceeded to the top of Aulac Ridge. The British offensive began on June 3, with Monckton carefully and methodically advancing on the French fortification from the north. When his forces were close enough on June 13, Monckton began a bombardment with 13 inch mortars. Although the commander of the fort, the Marquis Louis Du Pont Duchambon de Vergor, defied the British for two weeks, there was little the French could realistically do against the numerically superior British forces. On June 16, British mortar fire breached the walls of the fortification and badly mauled the French garrison. De Vergor had little choice but to surrender. The next day, the French abandoned nearby Fort Gaspareaux, severing communications between Acadia and Île Royale (Cape Breton Island), and leaving the British forces in control of the frontier between Nova Scotia and Acadia." (Wikipedia). The aftermath of the relatively minor siege and battle was enormous. Under the pretext of requiring unconditional allegiance to George II, the New England militia forcibly removed 14,000 Acadians from Acadia, about 75% of the French speaking population. This, known as the Great Expulsion, was perhaps the first instance in modern history of an ethnic removal. Jefferys published a version of this map, also in 1755, Shegnecto Bay. A large and particular Plan of Shegnecto Bay .... and the circumjacent country; with the forts and settlements of the French, till dispossessed by the English in June 1755 : Drawn on the spot by an officer, the map dated August . (Phillips p.233). It is not clear which map came first. The LeRouge map is clearly the French version, with French names given priority. Both maps were issued soon after the results of the battle were known. Very few examples of the map have been found. One is in the Bibliotheque et Archives Canada. And an example is listed in an 1889 map catalogue: Le bibliophile americain with the comment: "Très jolie carte gravée à l'eau forte." Catalogue of New-York State Library: 1856. Maps, Manuscripts, Engravings, Coins, &c. (Albany: 1857). p.78; Anderson, The Crucible of War p. 112-114; Chris M. Hand The Siege of Fort Beausejour 1755 (Fredericton: 2004). Not in Phillips, Sellers & Van Ee, or Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada.

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        Hrsg.). Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande; oder Sammlung aller Reisebeschreibungen, welche bis itzo in verschiedenen Sprachen von allen Völkern herausgegeben worden ... Worinnen der wirkliche Zustand aller Nationen vorgestellet, und das Merkwürdigste, Nützlichste und Wahrhaftigste in Europa, Asia, Africa und America ... enthalten ist ... durch eine Gesellschaft gelehrter Männer im Englischen zusammen getragen. Bd. 13. Leipzig, Arksee u. Merkus, 1755. XX S., 1 Bl., 696 S., 16 Bll. Mit 12 (6 gefalt.) gestoch. Karten und 15 (4 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln. Gr.-8°. Hldr. d. Zt. (stellenw. beschabt u. bestoßen).

      Graesse III, 307.- Engelmann 107.- Erste Ausgabe.- Der 13. Band der deutschen Ausgabe dieses Sammelwerkes beschreibt die ersten Reisen, Entdeckungen und Niederlassungen der Europäer in Amerika, darunter die Reisen von Christoph Columbus, Hernandez von Cordua und Ferdinand Cortez sowie die Entdeckungen von Florida, Haiti und Mexiko.- 1 Blatt nahezu gelöst (etwas Textverlust).

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        SIMPSON (Thomas) ..On the Advantage of Taking the Mean of a Number of Observations, in Practical Astronomy; WITH: FRANKLIN (Benjamin) Electrical Experiments, &c

      SIMPSON (Thomas) A Letter to the Right Honourable George Earl of Macclesfield, President of the Royal Society, on the Advantage of Taking the Mean of a Number of Observations, in Practical Astronomy, First Edition, pp.82-93, in the complete volume for 1755, vol 49, Part I, of The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, xiv, 444pp small quarto, a very good copy, bound in early 20th two-colour buckram, neat small embossed library name at foot of general title, with 14 fine extending copper engraved plates, London, [The Royal Society], 1755. * Simpson was the first to attempt to prove mathematically that the mean result of several observations is nearer to the truth than any single observation (the law of large numbers). A key feature of his paper was that Simpson chose to focus "not on the observations themselves . . . but on the errors made in the observations, on the differences between the recorded observations and the actual position of the body being observed… [This] was the critical step that was to open the door to an applicable quantification of uncertainty" (Stigler, Hist. Statistics, pp. 90-91; see also pp. 88-94). "Simpson was the first to characterize the errors in observations as independent events, taking positive and negative values with equal probabilities, and the first to provide a mathematical expression for the probability that the error in the mean result will lie between assigned limits" (Todhunter, Hist. Probability, p. 309). Simpson's paper, which he revised in 1757 in response to criticism by Thomas Bayes, is considered a milestone in statistical inference, as well as the earliest formal treatment of any data-processing practice. DSB. This paper is a forerunner of Legendre-Gauss's Least Squares, and "the earliest statistical advice from a mathematician to experimental science" (Stigler, p. 93). In modern terms, we can view this paper as the earliest formal treatment of any data-processing practice. * Bound with 88 further papers, FULL LIST SENT ON REQUEST. * Other papers include: SIMPSON (Thomas) An Investigation of a General Rule for the Resolution of Isoperimetrical Problems of All Orders, pp.4-15; FRANKLIN (Benjamin) Electrical Experiments, Made in Pursuance of Those by Mr. Canton, With Explanations by Mr. Benjamin Franklin, Communicated Mr. Peter Collinson, pp. 300-305; FRANKLIN (Benjamin) Extract of a Letter concerning Electricity, from Mr. B. Franklin to Mons. Delibard, Inclosed in a Letter to Mr. Peter Collinson, F. R. S., pp.305-309; WATHEN (Jonathan) A Method Proposed to Restore the Hearing, When Injured from an Obstruction of the Tuba Eustachiana, pp.213-222; HALES (Stephen) An Account of the Great Benefit of Ventilators in Many Instances, in Preserving the Health and Lives of People, in Slave and Other Transport Ships, pp.332-339.

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        Fables choisies

      1755. One of the Most Ambitious and Successful of All Illustrated Books"The Oudry Edition, A Large Paper Copy in a Contemporary French Binding LA FONTAINE, J[ean] de. Fables choisies, mises en vers par J. de la Fontaine. Paris: Chez Desaint & Saillant [et] Durand, De l’Imprimerie de Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1755-1759.Large paper issue. Four large folio volumes (19 7/16 x 12 15/16 inches; 494 x 328 mm.). [4], xxx, xviii, 124; [4], ii, 135, [1, blank]; [4], iv, 146; [4], ii, 188 pp. Engraved frontispiece and 275 engraved plates after Jean-Baptiste Oudry by Cochin, Tardieu, Prévost, Chedel, Lempereur, and others, and 209 woodcut title vignettes and head- and tail-pieces by Lesueur after Bachelier. Inserted as frontispiece in Volume I is the portrait of Oudry engraved by J. Tardieu after Nicolas de Largillière (“N. de L’argilliiere”), found in some copies, but not integral. The first plate for Fable CLXXII, “Le Singe et le Léopard” (facing p. 111 in Volume III), is in the second state, with the addition of the words “Le Léopard” on the banner.Contemporary French red morocco. Covers with gilt triple fillet border with tiny gilt corner ornaments enclosing four larger floral/vase corner ornaments, spine elaborately tooled in gilt in compartments (with same floral/vase ornament in the center of each of the five compartments) with seven raised bands and two brown morocco gilt lettering labels, board edges ruled in gilt, turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt, all edges gilt, blue endpapers. Binding expertly touched up by James Brockman. Very small amount of light margin soiling. Very small rough spot affecting text on pp. vii-viii in Volume I. A wonderful, extremely large copy (the copy described by Ray measured 15 7/8 x 10 3/4 inches)“In his humble beginnings, when [Jean-Baptiste] Oudry [1685-1755] became a skilled engraver, it is said that he was reduced to etching rebuses for children. He then studied with the painter Largillière, who treated him as a friend as well as a pupil. His first successes were with portraits, and he was elected to the Royal Academy in 1719 as a historical painter…It was after he became director of the Beauvais tapestry factory that he began to amuse himself with subjects from La Fontaine’s Fables. He made 276 sketches in all between 1729 and 1735…The subjects that they presented, landscapes and animals, were those which Oudry found most congenial, and his fellow feeling for their author was such that he could be called the ‘La Fontaine of Painting”…[Charles-Nicolas] Cochin [1715-1790] undertook the responsibility of turning these freehand drawings into finished prints. A necessary first step was his redrawing of Oudry’s originals…In effect Cochin performed much the same service for Oudry’s designs that R. Catterson-Smith through his redrawing and W.H. Hooper by his engraving were to perform for the designs of Burne-Jones in the Kelmscott Chaucer…In summary, the illustrations offer a world of their own, to which the reader may return again and again for delight and instruction. With such an embarrassment of riches in the plates, it is not surprising that little attention has been paid to the varied and ingenious fleurons appearing at the end of each fable. These constitute almost the only significant series of wood engravings for the adornment of French books during the eighteenth century…The format of these four folio volumes is luxurious. Each of the fables has its own title page and one or more plates in addition to the emblematic and floral ornaments…Indeed, this is one of the most ambitious and successful of all illustrated books. From the time of its appearance collectors have vied with each other in commissioning sumptuous bindings for its fine-paper issues…" (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Books, pp. 16-20).Cohen-de Ricci, cols. 548-550. Huntington Library, Great Books in Great Editions, 21. Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, 5.

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        Fables choisies, mises en vers,

      Paris: Charles-Antoine Jombert for Desaint & Saillant and Durand,, 1755–9. edited by C. P. de Monthenault d'Egly. 4 volumes, large folio (485 × 325 mm). Contemporary French red morocco, spine compartments with morocco labels and large gilt urn device surrounded by small tools, triple gilt fillet round sides, floral urn at inner corners, gilt turn-ins, blue endpapers, gilt edges. Engraved portrait of Oudry by Tardieu after Largillière, portrait of La Fontaine by Cochin fils after Oudry and 275 plates by Cochin, Tardieu, Prévost, Chedel, Lempereur and others after Jean-Baptiste Oudry, 209 woodcut title-vignettes, en-têtes and culs-de-lampe by Bachellier, half-titles. A very little skilful restoration to extremities, the occasional insignificant mark internally, but an excellent and very large copy in a fine contemporary binding. First edition, large-paper issue of one of the most ambitious and successful of all illustrated books, the zenith of the 18th-century decorated book in France. In his Avertissement de l'éditeur Monthenault draws attention to the skill with which Cochin adapted Oudry's loose drawings into a state ready for the engraver: "Il ne falloit pas moins que son secours pour donner à celles-ci le degré de perfection qu'elles ont atteint non seulement par la maniere dont les originaux sont rendus, mais encore par la correction ajoutée aux figures qu'ils contiennent. Cette partie étoit négligée, & M. Oudry reconnoît lui-même le nouveau mérite qu'elle a acquis en passant par les habiles mains de son illustre Confrere." He also relates how Oudry came to execute the drawings and gives a brief history of the publication of the book. As in only a minority of large-paper copies, this copy has "Le singe et le léopard" plate in the second state with writing on the banner.

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        FABLES CHOISIES, MISE EN VERS. SECOND EDITION !! LA FONTAINE

      Paris, Desaint & Saillant, & Durand, de l’imprimerie de C. A. Jombert 1755-1759.** . Oudry. 4 volumes, 1755-1759. I: (2), xxx, xviii, 124pp. II: (2), ii, 135pp,(1)pp. III: (2), iv, 146pp. IV: (2), ii, 188pp. folio. Original calf binding, gilt titles , raised bands, marbled endpapers. Second edition (with portret Oudry et inscription le leopard !! With fine engraved frontispice and 275 plates horse texte by Oudry engraved by Aubert, Aveline, Baquoy, Beauvais, Cars, Chedel, Chenu, Chevillet, Cochin, Cousinet, Dupuis, Elisabeth, Duret, de Fehrt, Fessart, Flipart, Floding, Gaillard, Galimard, Lebas, Legrand, Le Mire, Lempereur, Marvie, Menil, Moitte, Ouvrier, Pasquier, Pelletier, Pitre-Martenasie, Poletnich, Prevost, Radigues, Riland, Rode, Salvador, Sornique, Sewerage, Tardieu & Teucher, numbered continuously as Fables I-CCXLV through the 4 volumes + 30 bis plates. Beautifull edition; a monument !

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        Traité Des Arbres Et Arbustes Qui Se Cultivent En France En Pleine Terre

      Paris: Chez H. L. Guerin & L. F. Delatour 1755, 1755. a fine set with clean crisp pages and wide margins; pp. vol. I: [iv], lxii, 368; vol. II: [iv], 387, [i]; both volumes with half-titles. 250 woodcut plates, 4 folding copper plates and 190 copper plates in text, tailpieces . Contemporary full calf bindings with later calf spines incorporarting original title labels; bindings very good with slight wear/rubbing only. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, half-title of vol. II slightly marked and the top outer corner of first few leaves very slighty damaged, otherwise fine. An outstanding copy of this landmark work. Duhamel-Dumonceau's first book on trees; The large woodcuts are in part printed from blocks made by Giogio Liberale and Wolfgang Meyerpeck for Matthioli's great herbal two centuries earlier and which Duhamel had acquired for use in this work. They contrast dramatically with the delicate oblong copper plate vignettes of the anatomical details of of the trees described. He was the greatest agronomist, or rural economist of the 18th century. Although he did not have the scientific genius of his younger contemporary Lavoisier, both studied separately the physiology of vegetables. He applied the extent and variety of his researches to agriculture, commerce and the navy. Although he wasa prolific writer, this book remains, in the words of Davy de Virville, "son ouvrage fondamental." It is the indispensible guide to the trees of France, indigenous and exotic, during the Ancien Regime: over 1000 species, alphabetically arrangedare described and illustrated. He uses the classification first of Tournefort and then Linnaeus. The engraved vignettes, referred to above, were specially done to show the details of frutification, until then hardly illustrated. This beautiful edition soon sold out, to be followed by the famous seven volume edition illustrated by Redoute and Bessa, which has nothing in common with this book except in title.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Dust Jacket. 4to (21 x 27cm).

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        A View of Hamoze and Plymouth Dock from Mount Edgcumbe

      [London: Published J. Boydell, C. Bowles, R. Wilkinson and R. Sayer & Bennett, circa 1755]. Hand-coloured copper engraving, heightened by touches of gum arabic. Printed on fine laid paper. Very good condition apart from some minor foxing in the margins. 14 1/2 x 22 3/8 inches. 17 x 23 3/8 inches. A panoramic view of the Hamoze estuary, which flows into the Plymouth Sound and joins the River Plym. This vibrantly coloured plate is from a series of five prints depicting the celebrated scenery of Mount Edgcumbe. Taken from the pinnacle of Mount Edgcumbe peering over the verdant canopy of trees, this beautiful print affords a clear view of the busy Plymouth dockyard. Established in 1690, the docks have an extensive naval history and, by the late 1700s, were one of the principal bases of the Royal Navy. Fleets as well as solitary naval vessels were stationed there, and the dockyard was also actively engaged in the manufacturing of new ships. Situated in Cornwall on the slopes of the Rame peninsula overlooking the River Tamar and the Plymouth Sound, Mount Edgcumbe was the family seat of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Amidst the lush parklands and eighteenth-century gardens for which Edgcumbe is famous, sits Mount Edgcumbe House, an impressive Tudor-style residence erected by Roger Palmer in 1547-53 at the behest of Sir Richard Edgcumbe of Cotehele. Cf. Dictionary of National Biography

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        The works of Jonathan Swift, D.D. Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin,

      London: printed for C. Bathurst, C. Davis, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. Hodges, R. and J. Dodsley, and W. Bowyer,, 1755. Accurately revised In Six Volumes, Adorned with Copper-Plates; with Some Account of the Author's Life, and Notes Historical and Explanatory, by John Hawkesworth. 6 volumes, quarto (280 × 216 mm), each in 2 parts. Attractively bound about 1800 in full diced russia; spine divided into six compartments by double raised bands with decorative gilt roll between, gilt-lettered direct in two compartments and placed and dated at foot, elaborate gilt centrepieces in others, quatrefoil blind roll at head and tail; covers with border of palmette blind roll enclosing gilt two-line panel, flower-head tools, circles, and dots at corners, with inner panel formed by leaf tools at corners and an oval dotted roll; turn-ins decorated all round with gilt rules and blind decorative roll; drab endpapers, gilt edges, brown silk page markers. 25 engraved plates (of which 4 are imaginary maps), the figurative plates by J. S. Müller. Each part, except vol. 1, pt. 1, with separate title page; general title and titles to first parts of vols. 2–6 in red and black. Light rubbing, superficial worm to rear cover of vol. 1 with small area of more intrusive worm at foot of that joint, a fine set in a handsome Regency binding. First Hawkesworth edition, which "for a long period supplanted Faulkner's Dublin edition (1735) as the authoritative text of Swift … The life of Swift prefixed to the first volume was a milestone in literary biography, being the first attempt at a balanced and judicious assessment of an author's character" (ODNB). Parts of vols. 1, 3, 4, and 6 were printed by William Bowyer; his records show 500 copies printed. Supplementary volumes were published in later years, but this is the complete set as first published, containing the great majority of his most important works, including Gulliver's Travels and A Tale of A Tub.

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        GEOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, POLITICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL AND MECHANICAL ESSAYS. THE FIRST, CONTAINING AN ANALYSIS OF A GENERAL MAP OF THE MIDDLE BRITISH COLONIES IN AMERICA; AND OF THE COUNTRY OF THE CONFEDERATE INDIANS: A DESCRIPTION OF THE FACE OF THE COUNTRY; THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CONFEDERATES; AND THE MARITIME AND INLAND NAVIGATIONS OF THE SEVERAL RIVERS AND LAKES CONTAINED THEREIN...The Second Edition

      Philadelphia: B. Franklin and D. Hall, 1755.. Folding handcolored engraved map by James Turner after Lewis Evans. Quarto. Full tan polished tree calf by Riviere, covers with a gilt roll tool border, spine in six compartments with raised bands, red morocco label in the second compartment, the others with an overall repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Map backed on linen. Very good. One of the most important maps of the British colonies done prior to Independence, a landmark in American cartography and an important Franklin printing. Lewis Evans' map, titled "A General Map of the Middle British Colonies in America," shows the east coast of North America from Montreal and New England to the northern border of North Carolina, and also includes the Ohio valley in the west. The Evans map appeared in 1755, the same year as John Mitchell's famous map, with Evans drawing from his original surveys and Fry and Jefferson's 1753 map of Virginia. Evans' map acknowledges French claims to all lands northwest of St. Lawrence Fort, resulting in criticism from New York, notably the New York Mercury. Despite the controversy, Evans's work was very popular (there were eighteen editions between 1755 and 1814), and was famously used by General Braddock during the French and Indian War. Evans gives a detailed geographical description of the middle and southern colonies, particularly notable for an early description of the Ohio country, and gives a good description of the Carolina back country. Evans was also eager for the British to expand into the South, especially West Florida, to challenge the French and Spanish in the Gulf. According to Governor Pownall, writing in 1776, the map was the authority for settling boundary disputes in the region as it so accurately depicted the region. The present example is a very fine copy of the second edition, first issue of the text published by Benjamin Franklin (i.e. without an additional London imprint below Franklin's) and contains a rare example of the first issue of the map (i.e. without "The Lakes Cataraqui" just north of Lake Ontario). Significantly, the map present in this copy is with lovely full period hand-coloring. Sabin notes that many copies of Evans' tract do not include the map, and that only some copies are fully colored, as is this copy. On this second edition of the text, published the same year as the first, Miller notes: "This revised second edition of Evan's analysis of his General Map of the Middle British Colonies is virtually a page-for-page resetting of the first edition with sub- titles added on pp. 6 and 11, and the numeral 2 inserted to the left of the signature on the directional line of the first two leaves of each quire in fours." "The map is considered by historians to be the most ambitious performance of its kind undertaken in America up to that time, and its publication was a milestone in the development of printing arts in the colonial period" - Schwartz & Ehrenberg. MILLER 606. CAMPBELL 543. EVANS 7412. SABIN 23175. HOWES E226. CHURCH 1003. WHEAT & BRUN 298. BROWN, EARLY MAPS OF THE OHIO VALLEY 41. CRESSWELL, "COLONY TO COMMONWEALTH," pp.53-54, 82. DEGREES OF LATITUDE 34. GARRISON, CARTOGRAPHY OF PENNSYLVANIA, pp.269-74. PHILADELPHIA: THREE CENTURIES OF AMERICAN ART, pp.64-67. SCHWARTZ & EHRENBERG, p.165. STEPHENSON & McKEE, VIRGINIA IN MAPS, p.82. SUAREZ, SHEDDING THE VEIL 57. THE WORLD ENCOMPASSED 255. Klinefelter, "Lewis Evans and his Maps" in TRANSACTIONS OF THE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 61, no. 7 (1971). Stevens, LEWIS EVANS AND HIS MAP (London, 1905).

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        Partie de l'Amerique Septent qui comprend la Nouvelle France ou le Canada

      Paris, 1755. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. Size: 18.9 x 23.8 inches. 48.0 x 60.5 cm. Coloured. Dark and strong impression. Creases lower centerfold. Else very good condition. , Robert de Vaugondy's superb map of French Canada with an inset on the lower left of the still not completely defined Great Lakes. The highly decorative title cartouche features a woodland scene with a canoe and a fierce-looking beaver and in the distance an Indian village.

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        Mapa Maritimo del Golfo de Mexico e Isles de la America para el uso de los navegantes en esta parte del mundo, construido sobre las mexores memorias, y observaciones astronomicas de longitudes, y latitudes

      [Madrid]: Tomás López & Juan de la Cruz Cano y Olmedilla, 1755. Copper- engraved map. Small expert marginal repairs. 23 x 32 1/8 inches. A beautiful and very rare Spanish maritime chart of Florida, Louisiana, parts of Texas and the whole of the Caribbean. Tomás López, one the most important Spanish map-makers, was the official cartographer to the King of Spain during the second half of the eighteenth-century.The present map is one of a small handful relating to North America to be published in Spain during this period: it was published by Lopez and and Juan de la Cruz in Madrid in 1755 and is based on d'Anville's work. Unusually, this particular example is on a large single sheet rather than the more usual two sheets or two joined sheets. The geographical area depicted extends beyond the Caribbean to include Central America and the Caribbean, including the northern coast of South America. As is to be expected with a maritime chart the northern portion of the gulf shows only coastal features (with some inlets, bays and river-mouths), with Florida drawn as a series of closely associated islands on the eastern and southern tip. The land region of the northern gulf is labeled "Luisiana"; and Mexico is noted as "Nueva Espana". The sea areas are criss-crossed with rhumb lines and compass roses. There is an elaborate and very attractive rococo cartouche with the title including a dedication to Ferdinand VI of Spain, and the Spanish Royal coat of arms, fruits and vegetables from the New World, a bow and quiver with arrows and a native headdress, as well as an European sword and shield. The publication date of 1755 is significant as it marks the second year of the French and Indian War (or Seven Year's War as the conflict as a whole was known in Europe). By the war's end, France was compelled to relinquish virtually the entirety of its American empire. Canada and the Ohio Valley were ceded to Great Britain, and all of Louisiana west of the Mississippi was transferred to Spain. López published this map to allow an overview of the numerous islands and southern coastal regions that were being fought over by the three main combatants. NMM (Duff Colllection) 245:I ; Antonio López Gómez & Carmen Manso Porto Cartografía del siglo XVIII: Tomás López en la Real Academia de la historia (Madrid, 2006), p.82; Phillips Maps 685; D. Reinhartz & G.D. Saxon Mapping and Empire (University of Texas Press, 2005) p.16.

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        A NEW UNIVERSAL ETYMOLOGICAL ENGLISH DICTIONARY : CONTAINING NOT ONLY EXPLANATIONS OF THE WORDS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE; ... BUT ALSO THEIR ETYMOLOGIES FROM THE ANCIENT AND MODERN LANGUAGES ... [11PLATES]

      London: and J. Ward,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1755. 1st Edition corrected and expanded. Hardcover. Folio, 16 x 10.5 x 3.75"; A NEW UNIVERSAL ETYMOLOGICAL ENGLISH DICTIONARY : CONTAINING NOT ONLY EXPLANATIONS OF THE WORDS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE; ... BUT ALSO THEIR ETYMOLOGIES FROM THE ANCIENT AND MODERN LANGUAGES ... [engraved frontispiece and 11plates]. Bound in contemporary sheep leather spine sturdily reinforced by cloth. Contents Good-VG with text block tight. Provenance - James Graham Domville Bart, armorial bookplate. .

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        Carolinae Floridae nec non Insularum Bahamensium cum partibus adjacendibus delineato ad exemplar Londinense in lucem edita a..., Seligmann

      Nuremberg: Seligmann, 1755. Copper-engraved map, with full original colour, in good condition apart from an expertly repaired split to an old fold. 19 1/2 x 25 5/8 inches. A fine copy of the first and only Continental edition of a Map of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands, here with particularly fine period hand-colouring. The English edition of this map (first published in Vol.II of Mark Catesby's Natural History of South Carolina, and the Bahama Islands, London, 1743) is now virtually unobtainable. This has greatly increased the desirability of this fine Continental version, which is itself quite scarce. Seligmann's Sammlung verschiedener auslaendischer und seltener Vögel was published in nine parts between 1749 and 1776, and included a German translation of Catesby's work with re-engraved versions of his images, including the present map. Catesby's work was the first natural history of American flora and fauna. Catesby scholar G.F. Frick calls this map "a good representation of the better English ideas about the geography of North America" in the period. It is not generally recognized that the English version of this map appeared in two states. On the first state of 1743, the territory on both sides of the Mississippi was coloured green, to indicate that the entire region was in the hands of the French. A second state was included in the third edition of the Natural History in 1771, altered to show the political realignment brought about by the Treaty of Paris in 1763. The territory on the east bank of the Mississippi, which had been acquired by Britain, was now coloured green; the territory to the West, which now belonged to Spain, was coloured blue. The present German edition corresponds with the English first state. The map shows Southeastern North America as far west as the Mississippi River, plus the nearby Caribbean islands of the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, and Hispaniola. Cf. Cumming, The Southeast in Early Maps (1998 ed.), 210 & 292

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        "A New Map of Nova Scotia, and Cape Britain with the adjacent parts of New England and Canada composed from a great number of actual surveys..."

      London: Thomas Jefferys, 1755. THOMAS JEFFERYS' EXCELLENT MAP OF NOVA SCOTIA. PRODUCED ONE YEAR AFTER THE START OF THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR AND PUBLISHED POSTHUMOUSLY IN HIS FAMOUS AMEICAN ATLAS. Published in The American Atlas (1755-1781) Engraving with hand color Framed size: 28" x 33 3/4" Sheet size: 18 3/4" x 24 5/8" Thomas Jefferys, preeminent British publisher of the late eighteenth century, published many of the most authoritative maps of North America at the time of the War for Independence. However, British interest in the production of precise and accurate North American maps began much earlier than the 1770s. After the British achieved victory in the French and Indian War (1756-1763), and in accordance with the terms of the 1762 Treaty of Fontainbleau and the Treaty of Paris signed the following year, Britain's colonial empire grew to encompass all of the lands east of the Mississippi River. The British recognized quickly that the potential for trade and development in this newly acquired territory was enormous. As such, scientific surveys were undertaken which not only recorded the topography of the land but also documented the locations of roads, towns, mills, and any other features that might be of practical use to the Empire. Thus, for the first time the North American interior, and not just the coast, was explored and mapped by the British. . Book.

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        Poesie.... (Poems of Mr. Abbot Peter Metastasio)

      Parigi (Paris), 1755-1769: Presso La Vedova Quillau/Presso G.C. Molin Complete in 10 volumes, text in Italian. Each volume has engraved title page. Vol. 1 has frontispiece by D. Sornique after C. Eisen, and vignette headpiece by N. Le Mire after C.N. Cochin. Vol. 1-9, 1755; Vol.. 10, Parigi: Presso G.C. Molini, bookseller, 1769. All uniformly bound in vellum, spines fully decorated in gilt, double red morocco spine labels gilt, all edges speckled red, evidence of early owner bookplate removal to each volume, with short split to upper joint of volume one, usual soiling to the vellum. A very nice set and scarce with tenth volume. A favorite of Thomas Jefferson (who only had volumes 1-8) see Sowerby Catalogue.. Small Octavo.

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        Theorie von den Vorhersehungen und Ahndungen der menschlichen Seele nebst einer praktischen Anwendung derselben.

      6 Bll., 179 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit rotem Rückenschild. ADB XXXIII, 651: "verknüpft in (seinen) Schriften psychologische Beobachtungen mit moralischen Problemen auf dem Boden der theologia naturalis, in dem Schematismus seinem philosophischen Vorbild (Siegmund Jacob Baumgarten) gleich, an religiöser Innigkeit ihm überlegen". - Oberes Kapital bestoßen. Etwas berieben.

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        CANON MISSAE AD USUM EPISCOPORUM AC PRAELATORUM SOLEMNITER VEL PRIVATE' CELEBRANTIUM.

      Venetiis, ex Typographia Balleoniana, Anno 1755. In folio; pp.140. Antiporta e 14 tavole a piena pagina incise in rame di Suor Isabella Piccini. Frontespizio e testo in caratteri neri e rossi. Capilettera e finaletti figurati. Molte pagine con musica. Legatura coeva in pelle, stemma in oro ai piatti incorniciati da ricchi fregi. Lievi tracce d'umido. 4 immagini allegate

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        Trait?es animaux ou apr? avoir fait des observations critiques sur le sentiment de Descartes & sur celui de M. de Buffon, on entreprend d'expliquer leurs principales facultŽs. On a joint ˆ cet ouvrage un extrait raisonnŽ

      chez De Bure l'aine et Ch. Ant. JombertAmsterdam, et se vend ˆ Paris, chez De Bure l'a”nŽÉ[et] Ch. Ant. Jombert, 1755 First edition of one of the key works of Condillac (1714-80), French follower of Locke and Newton. The present work is a sequel to Condillac's most important work, TraitŽ des sensations (1754) and a significant contribution to the literature surrounding the eighteenth-century controversy as to whether animals have souls. . Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine with light brown morocco label, edges stained red. Twelvemo. Binding extremities rubbed, small splits at joints, but cords sound. A good, clean copy. Refuting the mechanistic views of animals expounded by Buffon and Descartes, "Condillac distinguished between the sensitivity of animals and the intellect of men largely on grounds of the superiority of the information conveyed by the human sense of touch. It is not this part of his doctrine that seems the most impressive historically, however. It is rather that his theory of language as the syntax of experience united philosophical empiricism with the account of behavior (later called utilitarian) that explained it by the preference for pleasure over pain" (Charles C. Gillispie in D.S.B.).

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        Discours sur l'origine et les fondemens de l'inegalité parmi les hommes.

      Amsterdam, Marc Michel Rey, 1755. 8vo. Very nice contemporary full mottled calf with richly gilt spine. A bit of wear to capitals, hinges, and corners, Book plate to inside of front board. Title-page printed in red and black, engraved title-vignette, engraved frontispiece (by Eisen, engraved by Sornique), 1 large engraved vignette and a few woodcut vignettes. Minor occasional brownspotting. Overall a very fine copy, with good margins, and printed on good paper. Frontispiece + LXX, (2), 262, (2, -errata & avis au relieur) pp.. First edition, first issue, of one of Rousseau's main works and one of the most important works of political thought in general. The "Discourse on the Origins of Inequality" is considered Rousseau's first important work and the work that lays the foundation for his later thought.The present copy is with all the first issue pointers (e.g. the erroneous spelling of "Jaques", the accent aigu in "conformé" added by hand by M.M. Rey on p. 11) and the three cancels (pp. LXVII-LXVIII, 111-112, and 139-140). According to Tchemerzine, there were copies on thick, heavy paper ("Il existe des ex. en papier fort"), of which this is presumably one. At least the dedication (LXX pp.) in the present copy is printed on very thick paper, whereas the paper of the remaining leaves is a bit less heavy. The present copy has nice, wide margins. According to Dufour there are five counterfeit-editions bearing the same date (they are easily distinguishable from the first issue). Like his "Discourse on the Sciences and Arts " from 1750, the "Discourse on the Origins of Inequality" was written as a response to an essay competition from the Academy of Dijon. This work is thus often referred to as the "Second Discourse". Unlike the first, this did not win him a prize, even though it is was also at the time considered a far more accomplished work and now counts as one of his three main works (together with the "Contract Social" and "Émile"). It is in the present work that Rousseau begins to develop his theories of human social development and moral psychology and it is furthermore this work that for the first time clearly divides him from the Encyclopédiste mainstream of the French Enlightenment. The work is famous for Rousseau's portrayal of a multi-stage evolution of humanity from the most primitive condition to something like a modern complex society, which has gone down in history as one of the most important portrayal of man and society. But furthermore the work is famous for its long preface.When Rousseau had converted to Catholicism, he also lost his rights to the status of Citizen of Geneva. This right was regained in 1754, though, when he reconverted to Calvinism, and a large part of his "Discourse on the Origins of Inequality" consists in a dedication to the state of Geneva. This preface is probably one of the most famous prefaces in the history of modern thought as it constitutes, not only a highly ironical and satirical praise of his birthplace, but also a masterpiece of utopian political thought. Geneva is praised as the good republic worthy of admiration for the stability of its laws and institutions, the common spirit of its inhabitants, the well behaved women that inhabit it, and the good relations with neighbouring states. Not only is this piece of political fiction that provides us with an imminent insight into how a state should ideally be according to Rousseau an ironical description of what Geneva was not, it was also a fierce attack on Paris. Tchemerzine X:32

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        Lettre à un amateur de la peinture avec des eclaircissemens historiques sur un cabinet et les auteurs des tableaux qui le composent.

      Ouvrage entremêlé de digressions sur la vie de plusieurs peintres modernes. Dresden, chez G. C. Walther, 1755. 8:o. Grav. front,(2),368,(14) s. Samtida skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg och röd titeletikett. Röda snitt. Ryggen skadad överst och ngt nött. Spricka i övre delen av främre falsen. Liten fläck i yttermarginlen på s. 115-20. Ljus fläck, som delvis går in i texten, på s. 241-50. Med C. Eichhorns, G. G:son och Folke S:son Wennerbergs exlibris.. Det inledande brevet på s. 1-20 är skriven av Janneck och de omfattande kommentarerna är skrivna av Hagedorn

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        Essai de psychologie; ou considerations sur les operations de l'ame, sur l'habitude et sur l'education. Auxquelles on a ajouté des Principes philosophiques sur la cuuse premiere et sur son effet.

      London, 1755. 8vo. Bound in a very nice cont. full mottled calf binding with five raised bands to richly gilt spine. Front hinge a bit weak, upper capital w. minor loss. Internally very nice and clean. LXII, 390 pp.. The rare first edition of Bonnet's important first work on psychology, in which he develops his views regarding the physiological conditions of mental activity and thus anticipates physiological psychology (biological psychology or behavioral neuroscience). Bonnet's movement or "vibration" model, which is presented in the present work for the first time, constitutes a much elaborated model of the internal representation of ideas that Newton had also discussed. His contributions to the field of neuro-psychology were highly original, and his theories which included the idea that the understanding of human (and animal) behavior presupposes knowledge of the nervous system and its functions caused quite a stir at the time of their appearance.With the present work, Bonnet became a pioneer in the study of the physiological bases of behavior, and his theories and experiments on the relationship between psychological and physiological processes were much ahead of his time."Bonnet is considered one of the fathers of modern biology. He is distinguished for both his experimental research and his philosophy, which exerted a profound influence upon the naturalists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. " (D.S.B. II: 286).After at the age of 26 having discovered the parthenogenesis of the aphid (plant lice), which established virginal generation, having written important works in the field of regeneration of rainwater worms, a groundbreaking work on insectology, which "entitles him consideration as an early exponent of experimental entomology" (D.S.B. II: 286), a work which established him as one of the first naturalists to investigate photosynthesis, and several other works of interest, the Swiss natural historian, biologist and philosopher Charles Bonnet (1720-1793) began concentrating on philosophy and methodology. "A true theoretician of biology, he exercised an enormous influence in this field and maintained a correspondence with almost all the scientists of his time. He published works that caused a considerable stir - among them "Essai de psychologie"..." (D.S.B. II: 286)

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        Et in eum Ioannis Passeratii praelectiones solennes, sive Commentarii; aliquantum contracti: Iani Broukhusii notae selectae; Notæ selectæ: Joannis Vulpii Antonii Vulpii. 2 vol.

      Patavii (Padua), 1755. Engraved titlepage, (8) + lXVIII + 1290 pp. (paged continuously). Vol. 2 only half-title. Bound in cont. vellum. Red-spotted pageedges.. Excellent and sound edt. on heavy paper. No foxing. Bibl. Britannica, 788

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        Partie Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada

      [Paris: Bellin], 1755. Engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline. 19 1/2 x 24 3/4 inches. Bellin's foundation map of eastern Canada. First issued in 1744, Kershaw has identified 4 editions of the map, with multiple states, by Bellin (plus a subsequent re-issue by Homann Heirs). The present map is an example of the final state by Bellin. "Numerous changes have been made to the plate, notably the left-hand corner, west and south of Lake Champlain, has been completely re-engraved, with changes to the Saint Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, Cape Cod ... Notably 'la Pointe Riche' has been added towards the top of the west coast of Newfoundland, somewhat surprising for a French map" (Kershaw). Importantly, this map would be the basis for many future mappings of the region, including those by Homann Heirs, Bowen, Jefferys and Turner. Kershaw,Early Printed Maps of Canada III:689; Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 3498; Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p. 622.

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        The natural history of Norway : containing, a particular and accurate account of the temperature of the air, the different soils, waters, vegetables, meatls, minerals, stones, beasts, birds, and fishes ; together with the dispositions, customs, and manner of living of the inhabitants : interspersed with physiologicalnotes from eminent writers, and transactions of academies. In two parts. Translated from the Danish original of the Right Revd. (...), Bishop of Bergen in Norway, and member of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Copenhagen. Illustrated with copper plates, and a general map of Norway.

      Ldn., Printed for A. Linde. 1755. Folio. Noe senere skinnryggbind med blinddekor og opphøyde ryggbånd. Nyere marmorerte dekler.. Rebacked. Forsterket i indre falser. xxiii, 206; vii, 291, (1), (11) s. Med foldet grensekolorert kart over Norge og kobberstikk i teksten. Folio. Later half calf, spine blindtooled, raised bands. Rebacked with use of old spine and covers. Inner hinges strengthened. xxiii, 206, vii, 291, (1), (11) pp. With folding map of Norway coloured in outline.. Materien ren og fin. Internally very good

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        3e Mappe-Monde

      London: Nourse, Vaillant, Millar, Rocque & Sayer, 1755. Copper-engraved map, with full original colour, repaired area in blank space in lower left of image, lower centerfold strengthened, otherwise in very good condition. 21 5/8 x 29 1/3 inches. A highly decorative map, depicting the World shortly before the great era of Pacific voyages This fascinating and attractive map showcases the world in twin hemispheres. While the general outlines of most regions are familiar to the modern observer, one will notice that vast realms of the Pacific still remained a mystery to the European consciousness. This is especially evident with reference to eastern Australia, which is shown to be connected to New Guinea and the "Terre du S. Esprit" by the "Côtes conjecturées." New Zealand is only partially delineated, having not been visited since Abel Tasman's landing in 1642. The Pacific coast of North America remains a complete enigma north of "Nle. Albion" (California). The Pacific Ocean is traversed with the normal routes of the Spanish galleons that ran between Acapulco and Manila. The map also features the track of Admiral Anson's epic circumnavigation of the world in 1740. The tropics in the Western Hemisphere are divided in the climatic zones, while the northern temperate regions are similarly divided in the Eastern Hemisphere. The map is gracefully adorned with a magnificent title cartouche of a rococo style that rests between the twin hemispheres.Jean Palairet was born in Montauban, France, but emigrated to England where he became a French tutor to the children of George II. He later wrote several informative books on arithmetic, language, arts and sciences, and geography. The present map is from the second edition of Palairet's greatest work, the Atlas méthodique, a magnificent cartographical demonstration, in which landmasses are shown in various stages of political definition. Phillips, Atlases in the Library of Congress, 3503, map 3

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        Telliamed Ou Entretiens D'Un Philosophe Indien, Avec Un Missionnaire Francois Sur la diminution de la Mer: 2 Vols. in 1; (In French);

      Paris, Chez Duchesne, 1755.. Hardback, recent half-calf with marbled boards, raised bands on spine, pp. viii, 24, j-lxviii, 240, viii, 310, sm. 8vo. (6.5" x 3.75"), some browning of a few pages, old (non-active) worm holes affecting upper margins in first half of vol. 1, otherwise a fine copy.

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        A View of Hamoze and Plymouth Dock from Mount Edgcumbe

      [London: Published J. Boydell, C. Bowles, R. Wilkinson and R. Sayer & Bennett, circa 1755]. Hand-coloured copper engraving, heightened by touches of gum arabic. Printed on fine laid paper. Very good condition apart from some minor foxing in the margins. 14 1/2 x 22 3/8 inches. 17 x 23 3/8 inches. A panoramic view of the Hamoze estuary, which flows into the Plymouth Sound and joins the River Plym. This vibrantly coloured plate is from a series of five prints depicting the celebrated scenery of Mount Edgcumbe. Taken from the pinnacle of Mount Edgcumbe peering over the verdant canopy of trees, this beautiful print affords a clear view of the busy Plymouth dockyard. Established in 1690, the docks have an extensive naval history and, by the late 1700s, were one of the principal bases of the Royal Navy. Fleets as well as solitary naval vessels were stationed there, and the dockyard was also actively engaged in the manufacturing of new ships. Situated in Cornwall on the slopes of the Rame peninsula overlooking the River Tamar and the Plymouth Sound, Mount Edgcumbe was the family seat of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Amidst the lush parklands and eighteenth-century gardens for which Edgcumbe is famous, sits Mount Edgcumbe House, an impressive Tudor-style residence erected by Roger Palmer in 1547-53 at the behest of Sir Richard Edgcumbe of Cotehele. Cf. Dictionary of National Biography

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        A Map of the most Inhabited part of New England containing the Provinces of Massachusets Bay and New Hampshire, with the Colonies of Conecticut and Rhode Island, Divided into Counties and Townships: The whole composed from Actual Surveys and its Situation adjusted by Astronomical Observations

      London: Thomas Jefferys, November 29th, 1755 [but circa 1764]. Copper- engraved map, on four unjoined and untrimmed sheets as issued. of each 29 3/8 x 21 3/8 inches. The largest and most detailed map of New England that had yet been published, and one of the great maps of the east coast of America, by one of the greatest figures in 18th-century cartography: 'Mead's contributions to cartography stand out ... At a time when the quality and the ethics of map production were at a low ebb in England, he vigorously urged and practiced the highest standards' (Cumming, p.47) This is the grandest, most accurate and detailed map of New England produced during the British colonial period. It depicts the entire region from Long Island Sound up north to line of 44'30 of latitude. While it shows that the coastal areas, and the lower Connecticut Valley were well settled, areas of the interior, especially in New Hampshire and the future Vermont were just developing, with the early boundaries of townships having recently been established by surveyors. Importantly, this map contains two highly-detailed cartographic insets, one of the city of Boston (upper- left), and another of Boston Harbor on the lower-right sheet. The map is also adorned with a very handsome pictorial title cartouche, depicting the arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in 1620. The present map is the first issue of the second edition of this work, and has been significantly updated from the original issue of 1755.The map's publisher, Thomas Jefferys was the leading British mapmaker of the mid-eighteenth century. He became geographer to the Prince of Wales in 1746 and then to King George III in 1760. He published a remarkable number of maps and charts, and is best known for his work The American Atlas (1775) This map's maker, John Green, was an intriguing and larger-than-life figure, who has been called "the genius behind Jefferys." In addition to his extensive cartographic abilities, Green's personal history also stands out from amongst the biographies of other 18th-century British map makers. Green was born Braddock Mead in Ireland around 1688, married in Dublin in 1715 and moved to London in 1717. He was imprisoned in 1728 for trying to defraud an Irish heiress, and assumed his alias after his release from prison. He worked with Ephriam Chambers on his Universal Dictionary before joining the employ of Cave, Astley, and Jefferys. William Cumming remarked that he 'had a number of marked characteristics as a cartographer ... One was his ability to collect, to analyze the value of, and to use a wide variety of sources; these he acknowledged scrupulously on the maps he designed and even more fully in accompanying remarks. Another outstanding characteristic was his intelligent compilation and careful evaluation of reports on latitudes and longitudes used in the construction of his maps, which he also entered in tables on the face of the maps ... Mead's contributions to cartography stand out ... At a time when the quality and the ethics of map production were at a low ebb in England, he vigorously urged and practiced the highest standards; in the making of maps and navigational charts he was in advance of his time. For this he deserves due credit.' (Cumming, p.45) Degrees of Latitude, 35; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps, 755.19 (first edition/state); Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies, 799; Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography," 33(c), in Tooley, The Mapping of America. Cf. Crone, "John Green. Notes on a neglected Eighteenth Century Geographer and Cartographer," Imago Mundi, VI (1950) p. 89-91; Crone, "Further Notes on Braddock Mead, alias John Green" Imago Mundi, VIII (1951) p. 69; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America, pp.45-47.

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        Le pitture di bologna che nella pretesa, e rimostrata fin'ora da altri maggiore antichita', e impareggiabile eccellenza nella pittura, con manifesta evidenza difatto rendono il passeggiere disingannato, ed istrutto dell'ascoso accademico gelato. quarta edizione con nuova e copiosa aggiunte. in bologna, longhi, 1755.

      Cm. 15,5, pp. (36) 396. Fregio al frontespizio e capolettera istoriati. Leg. coeva in piena pergamena semirigida con titolo ms. al dorso. Esemplare fresco e genuino, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Classico della storiografia artistica bolognese la cui stampa originale risale al 1686.

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        Carte des Possessions Angloises & Françoises du Continent de L'Amérique Septentrionale

      London: Nourse, Vaillant, Millar, Rocque & Sayer, 1755 (but 1757 or 1758). Copper-engraved map by Thomas Kitchin, with full original colour, with contemporary manuscript additions, lower centerfold strengthened outside of image area, in very good condition. 21 5/8 x 29 1/8 inches. A great French and Indian War map from Palairet's 'Atlas méthodique.' This is Palairet's most important map, a fascinating and artistically virtuous depiction of the political situation as it existed at the beginning of the French and Indian War (1756-63). The map colourfully depicts the British and French claims in North America and the unaligned territories in between. The map also includes the westward heading, parallel lines of each British colonies' right of expansion, as granted by one or another Stuart King, extending to the Pacific; all of which, of course, run through lands claimed by France , and presently inhabited by Native tribes. On a more tactical level, the map locates French forts from Nova Scotia to forts on the Missouri and Mississippi. In other words, it is a map that sets the scene for the war just beginning. Despite the French title, Palairet lived in Great Britain and worked for the Royal Family. The map is somewhat partial to Britain, which is shown to possess all of the eastern seaboard north of Spanish Florida up to the south bank of the St. Lawrence River - which in reality lay at the heart of New France. Southern Ontario and the region between the Appalachians and the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers is shown as disputed territory between Britain and France. These regions France considered her own. The map allows French Louisiana, comprising the land west of the Illinois and Mississippi, and the area from the Mississippi Delta to Mobile. As noted below the Explication, this issue of the map features a hand-drawn line in red ink from Bay Vert in Nova Scotia to Lake Ontario, a new 'line of control' that reflects French advances after victories in the first two years of the war. Cutting across Nova Scotia, Maine and New Hampshire, it turns south to include Lake George and Lake Champlain and most of the land ruled by the Iroquois Confederacy. All the French forts in North America have been circled as well in red ink. These revisions, made in the midst of war by one of the publishers, make this state of the map particularly intriguing. This map is based on John Mitchell's immensely influential A Map of the British Colonies in North America, published in 1755. The present map was engraved by Thomas Kitchin, one of London's most esteemed engravers and cartographers. It is adorned by an attractive rococo cartouche. The designation of states of this map will require future bibliographical clarification.The present map is an unrecorded state: dated 1755 and including "Sayer" as one of the publishers, but not including "par Palairet" (as in later states), nevertheless, reflecting events that took place in 1756 and 1757 (victories at Lake Ontario and the taking of Fort William Henry on Lake George). Jean Palairet was born in Montauban, France, but emigrated to England where he became a French tutor to the children of George II. He later wrote several informative books on arithmetic, language, arts and sciences, and geography. The present map is from the second edition of Palairet's greatest work, the Atlas méthodique, a magnificent cartographical demonstration, in which landmasses are shown in various stages of political definition. McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps, 755.22; Phillips, Atlases in the Library of Congress, 3503, map 14; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies, 56; Stevens & Tree, 'Comparative Cartography', 18; in Tooley, Mapping of America

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        Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en général. Traduit de l'anglois.

      A Londres, Chez Fletcher Gyles, dans Holborn, 1755. 12mo (binding ab. 17x10 cm). Bound in a very nice, contemporary full mottled calf binding with five raised bands to richly gilt spine. All edges of boards with a single gilt line-decoration. Beautiful marbled edges. Very neat and professional restorations to hinges and upper capital. A single tiny worm-hole to middle of spine and a supeficial, barely noticeable, crack down the middle. Old paper-label to lower compartment of spine. One corner a bit worn. Small ex libris to inside of front board, ex libris stamp to half-title. Contemporary owner's name crossed out at title-page. Internally exceptionally nice and clean. Small worm-hole to inner margin of about 60 leaves towards the end, only just touching the edge of a very few letters, otherwise not affecting lettering at all. (4), 430, (6, -Table des Chapitres) pp.. The exceedingly rare first edition of one of the most important and influential works of economic literature, as well as being one of the scarcest. The author is considered a pioneer of economic theory who anticipated and influenced the likes of Smith, Malthus, Turgot, Quesnay, Mirabeau, etc., etc. and this, his only published work (!), is considered the first actual work of theoretical economics, an absolutely ground-breaking work which by Jevons was characterized as the "Cradle of Political Economy".Richard Cantillon (1680-1734), though his name is probably of Spanish descent, was an Irishman, and he spent most of his life in France. He was a man of secrecy, and little is known about his life and work. He wrote his only published book, the seminal "Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en Général" between 1730 and 1734 but never saw it published, as he was murdered in 1734 (when he was robbed and his house was set on fire, presumably by his former cook whom he had dismissed ten days earlier), and the book had to await posthumous publication. There is evidence that Cantillon wrote much more than this single work, but the "Essai" seems to be the only one that survived the fire in his house on the night of his death. The work was finally published for the first time in French, anonymously, in 1755, and it is not known whether Cantillon actually wrote the manuscript in French and that the mention of translation on the title-page is false (e.g. to avoid French censorship), or whether he wrote the manuscript in English and translated it into French himself; in all cases, the work circulated in French manuscript form, before it was published, and an English manuscript has never been found. "In any case, the "Essai" is a work of genious, and it was undoubtedly written by Cantillon" (Brewer, p. 19). After having had an immense influence on the Physiocrats and the French School, directly influencing Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot , François Quesnay, Jean-Baptiste Say, Victor de Riquetti marquis de Mirabeau, Adam Smith, etc., the "Essay..." soon sank into obscurity only to be rediscovered by Jevons in the 1880'ies, and throughout the late 19th and the 20th century it has become increasingly evident that the present work is indeed a pioneering work, which directly and indirectly influenced almost all later economic theory. "Richard Cantillon was a key figure in the early development of economics. He was one of the first to see economy as a single inter-connected system and to try to explain how it worked, and the first to present a coherent theory of prices and income distribution. He made major contributions to monetary theory and to the theory of balance of payments adjustment. The Physiocrats, writing only a few years after the (delayed) publication of Cantillon's one surviving work, the "Essai sur la nature du commerce en general", took many of their ideas very directly from it. Adam Smith probably learnt from Cantillon's "Essai" , as well as from the Physiocrats. There is thus a direct line of intellectual descent from Cantillon's "Essai" to Smith's "Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations", and to modern economics." (Brewer, p. 1). "Cantillon predated the Physiocrats in two ways. First, he used the term "entrepreneur" and emphasized the role of this figure in economic life. Business people, Cantillon said commit themselves to definite payments in expectation of uncertain receipts; this risk taking is remunerated by profit, which competition tends to reduce to the normal value of the entrepreneurs' services. Second, writing a generation before Quesnay constructed his "Tableau Economique", Cantillon stated: "Cash is therefore necessary, not only for the Rent of the landlord... but also for the City merchandise consumed in the country... The circulation of this money takes place when the Landlords spend in detail in the City the rents which the farmers have paid them in lump sums, and when the Entrepreneurs of the Cities, Butchers, Bakers, Brewers, etc. collect little by little the same money to buy from the Farmers in lump sums Cattle, Wheat, Barley, etc."Cantillon developed a theory of value and price. His emphasis on the role of land and labor, on supply and demand, and on the fluctuations of price around intrinsic value makes him a direct forerunner of classical economists... Cantillon anticipated classical economic thought in several other ways. For example, he stated, "Men multiply like mice in a barn if they have unlimited Means of Subsistence." The classical economist Thomas Malthus held a similar view. Also, Cantillon analyzed interest as a reward for the risk taken in lending, based on profits that the entrepreneurs can make by borrowing and investing... In addition, Cantillon focused on the productivity of a nation's resources..." (Brue, pp. 59-60).See: Anthony Brewer, Richard Cantillon: Pioneer of Economic Theory, 1992Stanley L. Brue, The Evolution of Economic Thought. Sixth Edition, 2000Kress: 5423; Einaudi: 846

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        Das Leben des Herrn von Haller.

      8°. 19 n.n. Bl., 430 S., 1 S. Druckfehler. Mit einer gestochen Titelvignette von Johann Rudolf Holzhalb. Halblederband der Zeit mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und floraler Rückenvergoldung. Goedeke IV/I, 482,3 und IV/I, 22,1Aa. - Haller II, 882 (der selbst Materialien zum Buche lieferte). - Blake 499. - Erste Ausgabe der ersten Biographie. Die erste selbständige schriftstellerische Arbeit von Johann Georg Zimmermann. Seite 418-430 mit einem Verzeichnis der Schriften von Haller. - Fleckenloses Exemplar auf starkem Papier. - Titel mit kleinem Besitzerstempel. Der hübsche Einband mit kleinerem Abriss am oberen Kapital.

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        AVILER, AUGUSTIN CHARLES d'. Dictionnaire d'architecture civile et hydraulique, et des arts qui en dépendent: comme la maçonnerie, la charpenterie, la menuiserie, la serrurerie, le jardinage, &c.

      la construction des ponts & chaussées, des ecluses, & de tous les ouvrages hydrauliques. Ouvrage servant de suite au Cours d'architecture du même auteur. Nouvelle édition corrigée, & considérablement augmentée. Paris, chez C. A. Jombert, 1755. Stor 4:o. XIV,366,(2) s. & 1 tryckt tabell. Samtida ngt nött marmorerat skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg och brun titeletikett. Röda snitt. Spricka överst i främre ytterfalsen och några maskhål nederst på ryggen. Enstaka spridda lager- och småfläckar. Några sidor lätt bruntonade. Med Åke Setterwalls namnteckning daterad 1939.. Brunet II 540. Komplett. Första separata utgåvan. Boken hade tidigare publicerats som en del av författarens "Cours d'architecture" under titeln "Explication des termes d'architecture."

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        Flora Svecica

      Exhibens plantas per Regnum Sveciae crescentes, systematice cum Differentiis... Editio Secunda Aucta et Emendata. Laurentius Salvius, Stockholm 1755. 8:o. (4),XXXII,464,(30) s. + en utvikbar graverad plansch. Något nött samtida skinnband med rikt förgylld rygg, liten insektsskada vid ryggens fot. Planschen klippt i nedre kant utanför plåtkanten. Fuktfläckar i inre marginalen från början till sidan XXVIII, i nedre marginalen sidan 447 till slutet samt i yttre marginalen sista 10 blad. En del gamla bläckanteckningar i texten. Främre pärms spegel med rester av lacksigill samt delvis raderad namnteckning. E. Lundgren 1890 på titelbladets verso. 21 x 13 cm

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        Carolinae Floridae nec non Insularum Bahamensium cum partibus adjacendibus delineato ad exemplar Londinense in lucem edita a..., Seligmann

      Nuremberg: Seligmann, 1755. Copper-engraved map, with full original colour, in good condition apart from an expertly repaired split to an old fold. 19 1/2 x 25 5/8 inches. A fine copy of the first and only Continental edition of a Map of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands, here with particularly fine period hand-colouring. The English edition of this map (first published in Vol.II of Mark Catesby's Natural History of South Carolina, and the Bahama Islands, London, 1743) is now virtually unobtainable. This has greatly increased the desirability of this fine Continental version, which is itself quite scarce. Seligmann's Sammlung verschiedener auslaendischer und seltener Vögel was published in nine parts between 1749 and 1776, and included a German translation of Catesby's work with re-engraved versions of his images, including the present map. Catesby's work was the first natural history of American flora and fauna. Catesby scholar G.F. Frick calls this map "a good representation of the better English ideas about the geography of North America" in the period. It is not generally recognized that the English version of this map appeared in two states. On the first state of 1743, the territory on both sides of the Mississippi was coloured green, to indicate that the entire region was in the hands of the French. A second state was included in the third edition of the Natural History in 1771, altered to show the political realignment brought about by the Treaty of Paris in 1763. The territory on the east bank of the Mississippi, which had been acquired by Britain, was now coloured green; the territory to the West, which now belonged to Spain, was coloured blue. The present German edition corresponds with the English first state. The map shows Southeastern North America as far west as the Mississippi River, plus the nearby Caribbean islands of the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, and Hispaniola. Cf. Cumming, The Southeast in Early Maps (1998 ed.), 210 & 292

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