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        Amerique septentrionale avec les Routes, Distances en miles, Limites et Etablissements François et Anglois. Par le Docteur Mitchel Traduit de l'Anglois ... par le Rouge

      Paris: le Rouge, rue des Grands Augustins, 1756. Engraved map, hand- coloured in outline, on 8 uncut sheets (individual sheets: 33 1/4 x 23 inches, if joined would form a single large sheet 59 x 79 inches), with large allegorical cartouche and inset map of Hudson's Bay and Labrador. Small repaired tear, small voids to blank margins of two sheets. A fine, unsophisticated and uncut example of the rare first French edition and just the second edition overall of Mitchell's monumental mapping of colonial America: among the earliest obtainable editions of the famed map. "John Mitchell was not a mapmaker by profession, rather he was a medical doctor, natural philosopher, and botanist of considerable merit. Yet his sole cartographic endeavor...was perhaps the greatest produced in the history of America" (Degrees of Latitude). Mitchell's Map of the British and French Dominions in North America is widely regarded as the most important map in American History. Prepared on the eve of the French & Indian War, it was the second large format map of North America printed by the British and included the best up to date information on the region. Over the next century, it would play a significant role in the resolution of every significant boundary dispute involving the northern border of the then British Colonies and later the United States. It was also the map-of- record at the birth of the United States and continued in this role through several decades in the early life of the country. John Mitchell, a respected British physician, botanist, chemist, biologist, and surveyor, lived for a time in Virginia, but returned to England in 1746, where he remained. Mitchell initially conceived of his map of North America as the best method of presenting to the British public, in a single large format image of all the colonies, the extent of the French threat to the British claims in North America. Mitchell completed his first draft of the map in 1750. However, because he was limited to publicly available sources of information, this initial effort was rather crude (even in Mitchell's own opinion). But word of Mitchell's work spread, and the Board of Trade and Plantations retained Mitchell to make a new map, using the official manuscript and printed maps and reports in the Board's possession, including maps by Fry and Jefferson, Christopher Gist, George Washington, John Barnwell, and others. The Board also instructed all the colonial governors to send detailed maps and boundary information for Mitchell's use. Mitchell's map was first published by Andrew Millar in 1755, the year before war broke out with the French. The map is decidedly pro- English in its interpretation of the various boundaries and geographical information depicted on the map, as would be expected for what amounted to thinly veiled pre-war propaganda. In addition to the geographical detail shown on the map, Mitchell included many annotations describing the extent of British and French settlements. He also submitted a report to the Board in 1752, listing the French encroachments and his ideas of ways to encourage British settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains, as a means of combating French influence in the region. Mitchell's map shows the British Colonial claims of Virginia, both Carolinas, and Georgia extending beyond the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean. In the West, Mitchell's treatment of the lower Missouri is a vast improvement over earlier maps. Regarding the source of the Missouri, Mitchell noted that the Missouri river was reckoned to run westward to the Mountains of New Mexico, as far as the Ohio does eastward, reflecting his belief in symmetrical geography. Mitchell correctly shows the northern branch of the Missouri to be the main branch of the river, although his estimate of the latitude of the river's source is inaccurate. Nonetheless, the information Mitchell's map provided led Meriwether Lewis to explore the Marias River to determine the northern reaches of the Missouri River basin. The present first French edition, and just the second edition overall, appeared in 1756. The speed with which Le Rouge produced a full-size copy of Mitchell's original is an indication of how important the 1755 map was considered at the time. War in the region meant that consistent, reliable cartographic intelligence was vital. Both the English and French versions went through a number of subsequent editions well into the 1770s. Mitchell's map went on to become the primary political treaty map in American history. Regarded by many authorities as the most important map in the history of American cartography, twenty-one variant states and editions of the map appeared between 1755 and 1781. This copy is a very rare example of the original 1756 first French edition, with the word "Limites" in the title, rather than "Villages" which appears in all the subsequent French editions. Cf. E. and D.S. Berkeley, Dr. John Mitchell, the Man who made the Map, Chapel Hill 1974, chapters 12 and 13; Cumming, The Southeast in Early Maps, no.293 and pp.47-49; cf. Walter Ristow, "John Mitchell's Map..." pp.102- 108, in A la Carte, Selected Papers on Maps and Atlases, Washington 1972; Richard W. Stephenson "Table for identifying variant editions and impressions of John Mitchell's map" p.110, in A la Carte, Selected Papers on Maps and Atlases, Washington 1972.

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        Amerique Septentrionale avec les Routes, Distances en miles, Villages et Etablissements . . . Par le Docteur Mitchel . . . A Paris Par le Rouge . . . 1756.Corigee en 1776 par M. Hawkins Brigadier des armies du Roi

      Paris, 1756. Hardcover. Near Fine. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Printed on eight sheets with original outline color, each approximately 26 x 18 3/4 inches. [Bound with:] LE ROUGE, G. [Paris, 1774] L'Amerique Suivant Le R. P. Charlevoix Jte.1774. 19 x 25 inches. Original outline color. Folio bound in contemporary marble-papered board, quite worn especially along spine, yet firmly intact; internally a few stains, else fine condition.A very rare, separately published and contemporary-bound example of the French edition of what has been called "the most important map in American history" (Martin). It was the map on which the borders of the newly recognized United States were plotted at the conclusion of the War of Independence. The Mitchell would also serve as the map of record in the early days of the Republic, as it was used for various treaty negotiations and border disputes. It would be hard to believe that the map did not also play a role in the treaty negotiations at the end of the French and Indian War, though this has not been documented.Immediately recognizing the importance of Mitchell's map at the time of its first publication in London in 1755, French map publishers began producing editions of it in 1756. Most often seen on the market, by a wide margin, are examples that were published in the 1777 edition of Georges Le Rouge's Atlas Americain septentrional. The edition offered here appeared a year earlier at the outset of the American Revolution in response to the French public's need for information concerning the theatre of conflict involving their longstanding enemy and future ally. As indicated in the map's title, this edition was updated by one General M. Hawkins. Included here with the eight sheets of the Mitchell map is a rare 1774 edition of Le Rouge's map of the Western Hemisphere, which curiously shows a Northwest Passage.John Mitchell, a physician living in Virginia, was concerned about the active French expansion throughout the Old Northwest and the seeming disinterest of the British authorities in enlarging and solidifying their colonial possessions. He commenced work on his map in 1750 and was occupied in compiling it for the next five years. Through his close relationship with George Dunk, Earl of Halifax, he had access to the extensive collection of manuscript maps and geographical reports in the archives of the British Board of Trade. Mitchell's map was issued in 1755 with the approval of, and at the request of the British Government and was dedicated to the Earl of Halifax, who was then President of the Board of Trade. It bears the endorsement of John Pownall, Secretary of the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated February 13, 1755.Martin, L. Dict. of Amer. Biog. vol. 13, p. 51; Ristow, W. A la Carte, Third edition, second impression, p. 112.

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        Où l'on voit l'etat présent de l'empire, ses principales loix et constitutions, l'origine & l'agrandissements des plus considerables maisons d'Allemagne, avec une dissertations sur la juridiction de l'empereur, une autre sur la forme de gouvernement du corps germanique, & une troisiéme sur le ban de l'empire.

      1-2. Amsterdam & Leipzig, J. Schreuder & P. Mortier le jeune, 1756. XX,+ (2),+ 584,+ (2); (6),+ 314, 313-460 pp. One engr. vignette. Contemporary full leather with richly gilt spines, red edges. Bookplate of Hammer. Two vols. Later edition. First published in 1749. Includes: "Traité de paix entre l'empereur et la Suède, conclu et signé à Osnabruck"

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        LINNÉ, CARL von.

      Versuche einer Natur-, Kunst- und Oeconomie Historie, von einigen Schwedischen Provinzien, nach eigener Untersuchung zum Drucke befördert. Leipzig und Stockholm, G. Kiesewetter, 1756. 8:o. (32),336 s. & 1 utvikbar grav. karta & 2 grav. plr varav 1 utvikbar. Trevligt mörkbrunt stänkdekorerat pappbd med en benvit titeletikett (Johanna Röjgård). Delvis lager- och småfläckig. Titelbladet med en äldre tillskrift överst. En kraftig men liten rostfläck på s. 111-12 och ett par vaxljusfläckar på s. 188. Ett felskuret nedre hörn på s. 167. Genomgående maskhål nederst i den inre marginalen. Ett serietitelblad saknas.. Soulsby A catalogue of the works of Linnæus 213: "Wanting the main title-page". Bring Itineraria svecana 164. Översättning av Linnés "Skånska resa" från 1751. Det saknade serietitelbladet anger "Reisen durch das Königreich Schweden, welche auf Befehl der hohen Obrigkeit, zur Verbesserung der Naturkunde, Haushaltungs- und Arzneykunst von ihm angestellet, und mit Anmerkungen, so die Geschichte, Alterthümer, Sitten und Lebensart der Einwohner betreffen, nachher sind herausgegeben worden. Erster Theil." Översättningen, som gjordes av C. E. Klein, var alltså troligen tänkt som en första del i en serie översättningar av Linnés resor i Sverige. Någon ytterligare del utkom dock aldrig av denna serie

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        A Brief Account of the Powers Given to, and Exercised by, The Burgess-Court of Westminster. And Some Reasons for Continuing and Enlarging those Powers, by Amending the Act of the 27th of Queen Elizabeth [1585]

      A rare part of the debate over the governance of Westminster, "that most anomalous of all manorial boroughs", seeking to enlarge the powers of its Burgess-Court (and leading to the establishment of its "Annoyance Jury"), ultimately abolished in 1901. Original stabbed self-wraps, disbound, somewhat dusty, a fragile but usable copy, 16 pages; no copy in ESTC, one in COPAC. N.p., London, 1756?.

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Caminologie ou traite' des cheminees, contenant des observations sur les differentes causes qui font fumer les cheminees, avec des moyens pour corriger ce defaut... a dijon, desventes, 1756.

      Cm. 18, pp. (6) xliv, 187 (17). Con antiporta illustrata e 20 tavole incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo. Leg. coeva in cart. alla rustica con unghie e nervi passanti, titoli ms. al dorso. Esemplare fresco e in barbe. Edizione originale ed unica. Cfr. Brunet VI, 9838; Kat. Berl. 3841 e Cicognara (890): ""Operetta in cui la materia è per esteso trattata, con 21 tavole intagliate in rame..."".

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        A Compleat Body of Husbandry containing Rules for Performing, in the most profitable manner, the whole business of the Farmer and Country Gentleman, in Cultivating, Planting and Stocking of Land....: 1st ed.;

      London, by his Majesty's Royal Licence and Authority, printed for T. Osborne and J. Shipton in Gray's-Inn.... 1756.. [Title continues..] In Judging of the several Kinds of Seeds and of Manures, and in the Management of Arable and Pasture Grounds, Together with The most approved Methods of Practice in the several Branches of Husbandry, From Sewing the Seed, to Getting in the Crop, and In Breeding and Preserving Cattle, and curing their Diseases, to which is annexed, The whole Management of the Orchard, the Brewhouse and the Dairy. HARDBACK, new half-calf with marbled boards, raised bands on spine, gilt lettering on spine labels, frontispiece - engraving of 'The Goddess Ceres in her Chariot drawn by Dragons, Teaching Mankind the Art of Husbandry', pages: iv, [ii], contents [viii], 719, engraved half-page illus., 1, engraved full page illus., 12, including 1 folding, folio, 259mm x 413mm (10.25" x 16.25"), some light foxing and marks on the first few pages and very occasionally on others, otherwise a very fine and bright copy. British Bee Books No. 108. 4.2Kg. Shipping for this heavy item would be around £11.00 to a UK address.

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        Grammatica Italiana, e Arte para Aprender a lingua Italiana por meyo da Lingua Portugueza

      Joseph da Costa Coimbra Lisbon Joseph da Costa Coimbra 1756g 8vo. 428pp. Original full calf with floral decorations stamped in gold on spine. Speckled page edges, as issued. Ornamental woodcut on title-page. Woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. Free front endpaper missing. Water staining on top right margin starting on page 228 through rear endpaper, not affecting text. Small stain on fore-edge from page 153-324. Three by one-inch piece of page on top corner on page 402-403 missing, affecting pagination number only. Some rippling to leaves. Otherwise tight copy in good to very good condition. Text in Portuguese and Italian. Scarce. OCLC lists only 1 library worldwide owning this edition.

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        Collection complette des oeuvres de Mr. de Voltaire

      Cramer 1756-1757. Gilt half calf. Frontispiece in vol 1. 17 volumes. Signature on fly leaf and some of the title pages. Slightly worn.. Premiere edition. Nice copy

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Thomas Andersson]
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        En gammal mans bref, til en ung prints.

      1-2. Stockholm, Lars Salvius, 1756. 8:o. (15),+ (blank),+ 344; (2),+ 382 s. Med 5 inklistrade grav. vinjetter samt en i texten. Enstaka fläckar. Första delen med ljus fuktrand överst s. 321-344 samt bläckanteckning på sista sidan. Andra delen med mörk fläck i inre marginalen s. 275-313 och nagg i kanten på s. 371. Medbundna i andra delen: Lärda Tidningar för år 1756, numren 39 och 40 (s. 153-160). Bunden med: (Gustav III.) En ung herres swar på en gammal mans bref. År 1753. (Stockholm), uti Kongl. Tryckeriet, (1753). 4:o. (10) s. Anteckning i bläck på titeln. Nära skuren, med partiell teckenförust på titelsidan. Renoverade samtida hfrbd, ryggarna sparsamt guldornerade, med ljusbruna ryggtiteletiketter och fem upphöjda bind, nya pärmpapper samt för- och eftersättsblad. Två volymer. Första delens övre kapitäl skadat. Första samlade utgåvan. De brev Tessin skrev till sin elev, den blivande Gustav III, gav han 1751 ut i en mycket begränsad upplaga under titeln "En gammal mans bref til en späd prints". 1753 gav drottningen, utan att ha tillfrågat Tessin, ut ytterligare en samling. Dessa båda samlingar fick stor spridning, då de trycktes om 1756. En ny upplaga kom 1785. De översattes till de flesta europeiska kulturspråken. Numren av Lärda tidningar innehåller en recension av det nyutkomna verket respektive utdrag ur detsamma

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        En gammal mans bref, til en ung prints. 1-2.

      Stockholm, Lars Salvius, 1756. Två volymer, (15) + 1 blank + 344; (2) + 382 s. Samtida halvskinnband. Andra volymens rygg något skadad upptill

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        Instruction sur la maniere d'elever et de perfectionner les bestes a laine.

      Mise en françois par m.***. I-II. Paris & Dijon, Guillyn & F. Desventes, 1756. 12:o. XLIV,178 + (4),238,(2) s. Ngt nött samtida marmorerat skinnbd med rikt guldornerad rygg, röd titeletikett och röda snitt samt kantförgyllning. Ryggen lite defekt nederst. Ett par småfläckar på den främre pärmen. Småskavanker på pärmarnas insidor. En liten fuktfläck i övre marginalen på titelbladet fram till s. 120 och ett mindre hål i övre marginalen på s. IX-XI, båda i del I. Med en gammal namnteckning, Chalette, på titelbladet.. Hebbe Den svenska lantbrukslitteraturen 1616, noten. Översatt av Poholi enligt Barbier. Det svenska originalets titel lyder "Utförlig och omständelig underrättelse om fullgoda fårs ans och skötsel" och utkom i Stockholm 1752. Hastfers fårböcker översattes även till danska, tyska och isländska! Till Island reste han på en studieresa bekostad av danska regeringen och han erhöll senare pension från Danmark för sina insatser för fårskötseln

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        "The English Pilot Describing The Sea -Coasts, Whole Northern Navigation...To The Art of Navigation..."

      Sea atlas, folio 48x32cm Contemporary patterned calf (worn, scratches and some damages, head of spine chipped off) (A mariner's guide) containing 31 double page or folding charts, title page and 78 pages of text with sailing instructions and coastal profiles London, Tower Hill 1756 An unsophisticated copy of a popular sea atlas published in several editions. Our copy may well have been used on board a ship in practical sailing. Many of the charts are printed from old Seller copper plates. The most notable chart in the atlas is Crowe's version of the famous map of the Christiania-Fjord, originally drawn by the Norwegian Sea Captain Johan Heitman (1664 - 1740). The chart is folded and the full size is 59x97cm with a detailed inset of Nøtterøy and the Tjøme area. This popular map is in excellent condition. There are further 8 local Norwegian charts covering the complete coastline Bohuslän-Russia.. The chart "A New General...Northern Ocean" torn and with a piece missing, one chart with a full split along the centrefold. On all pages between 31 - 53, including 11 of the charts, there is a piece of the margin which has been burnt (caused by the sea-captain's candle light?) with some loss of paper, but hardly affecting the printed surface of the maps. The important "Heitman-map" is in excellent condition

      [Bookseller: Kunstantikvariat PAMA AS]
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