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        Dresden. - Schloss & Hofkirche. - Probst. - "Ecclesia Regia Catholicorum, cum Pontem super Fluvium Albis, Dresdae".

      . Historische Ortsansicht. Radierung / Kupferstich, alt koloriert, um 1770. Von Georg Balthasar Probst, nach Bernardo Bellotto (gen. Canaletto). 27,2 x 40,9 cm (Darstellung / mit Schmuckrahmen) / 31,3 x 42,2 cm (Platte) / 34,5 x 46,5 cm (Blatt). Unterhalb der Darstellung lateinische, französisch, italienisch und deutsch betitelt. Verlegt bei Georg Balthasar Probst in Augsburg. Blatt Nr. 74. der Folge. - Als Vorlage diente Probst die entsprechende Radierung von Bernardo Bellotto, gen. Canaletto von 1748 (WVZ: Kozakiewicz 153). - Blatt in der rechten unteren Ecke schwach fleckig. Kolorit kontrastreich und leuchtend erhalten. Insgesamt guter bis sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. Georg Balthasar Probst (1732 Augsburg - 1801 Augsburg). Auch Georg Balthazar Probst. Deutscher Kupferstecher und Kunstverleger. Ab 1766 entstanden insgesamt mehr als 400 Guckkastenblätter in seinem Verlag. Bernardo Bellotto (gen. Canaletto) (1722 Venedig - 1780 Warschau). Bernardo Bellotto war ein venezianischer Maler, der für seine realistischen Veduten europäischer Städte, insbesondere Dresden, Wien, Turin und Warschau bekannt ist..

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        An Essay on Crimes and Punishments, Translated From the Italian, with A Commentary, Attributed to Mons. De Coltaire, Translated From The French

      F. Newbery, London 1770 - Full brown leather with gilt edges to boards; raised bands and gilt spine. Marbled endpapers. Some wear to the outer extremities of the boards and spine; spine somewhat darkened. Previous owner's signature to the verso of the first blank page. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Palingénésie Philosophique, ou Idées sur l' état passé et sur l' état futur des Etres Vivans.

      Ouvrage destiné à servir de Supplement aux derniers écrits de l' auteur ... Genève, C. Philibert & B. Chirol, 1770. 2 volumes. 8vo. pp. xxvi, 431; pp. ii, 448. Contemporary calf, richly gilt ornamented spines with 2 black gilt lettered labels. Original edition. Most probably the rarest of Bonnet's publications on theoretical biology. "Yet Bonnet was less doctrinaire than his colleagues; he supported, for example, a very elastic thesis of the germ cell, which according to him, was not only "an organized body reduced in size ... " but "every kind of original preformation out of which may result an organic whole, as of his immediate principle". This theory, which Bonnet christened "palingenenis," set forth the functional and structural notion of the cell, which was not stated formally until a hundred years later" (DSB II, 287). A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Friedrich Wilhelm II. (Berlin 25. 09. 1744 - 16. 11. 1797 Potsdam). König von Preussen ab 1786 und Markgraf von Brandenburg, Erzkämmerer und Kurfürst des Heiligen Römischen Reiches, im Volk 'Der dicke Lüderjahn' (Bedeutung Taugenichts) genannt. Brustbild mit Orden im Oval nach links über einem Schriftsockel mit Einfassung, "Dedie a son altesse Royale Madame la Princesse Douariere de Prusse.".

      . Kupferstich v. Daniel Berger n. Frederic Reclam, 1770, 28,3 x 20,7 (H) Blattgr. 30,6 x 23,3. Daniel Berger Nr. 71. - Sehr schönes Porträt, teils in Punktiermanier gearbeitet. Mit dem vollen Plattenrand. - Sauber und gut erhalten. - Selten

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        Belladonna.

      . altkol. Kupferstich v. J. M. Seligmann, um 1770, 42,5 x 26,2 (H). Tadellos sauber und in herrlichem, leuchtendem zeitgenössischen Kolorit. Oben in der Mitte: Lilio - Narcissus I. Unten rechts Eh., in der Mitte die Nr. 12. - Auf Papier mit dem Wasserzeichen " J. Honig & Zoonen ". Sauber und mit breitem Rand. - Blattgr.: 51,2 x 35,5 cm. -

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        L'ART DE VERIFIER LES DATES DES FAITS HISTORIQUES

      Chez G. DesprezParís. 1770. XXXVII+934Pág+3h. 38X25. Pasta. Monumental Obra de cronología Histórica. Contiene un desplegable. Profusamente documentado corregido y aumentado de la primera tirada. Magnífico ejemplar. Ref 2.8 Biblioteca A.

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        An Historical and Critical Account of the Life and Writings of Wm. Chillingworth, Chancellor of the Church of Sarum

      Printed for T. Woodward and J. Peele. First edition.. Edges a little rubbed; fine copy.. NCBEL II, 1770. 8vo, contemporary paneled calf, reddish-brown morocco label, gilt lettering. An important biography of the 17th century free-thinking English clergyman, William Chillingworth (1602-1644), who made significant contributions toward the advancement of religious tolerance in England. The biographer, Pierre Des Maizeaux (1673-1745), a journalist who came to England from his native France, became well known among the English intelligentsia of the early 18th century, including Locke, Hume, Bayle, Anthony Collins and Addison. See the DNB online for both Chillingworth and Des Maizeaux. Armorial bookplate of Clement Cotterell on the verso of the title-page.

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        L' ALCORAN DE MOHAMET

      Chez Arkstee & MerkusAmsterdam, Liepzig. 1770. 17X10. Pasta española. 2 Vol. 1vol: 1 Lámina Grabada+XVIII+472Pág+5 Bellas Láminas desplegables. 2vol: 2h+476Pág. Traducida del arabe por André Du Ryer, Sieur de la Garde Malezair. Nueva edición corregida revisada y aumentada con obsevaciones históricas y críticas sobre el Mahometismo de la versión Inglesa de George Sale. La presente Obra es considerada como la mejor traducción temprana del Corán. Magnífica Obra sin duda. Ref 8.7 Biblioteca A.

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        An Elegy, to the memory of the most noble and valiant John Manners, late Marquis of Granby; a Lord of the Privy Council, and Captain General of all His Majesty’s Forces, &c.

      Printed for the author and sold by Hawes Clarke and Collins 1770 - with a half-title, dustsoiled, short tear in margin of two leaves, catchword ‘AN’ on last leaf (see below), pp. 24, 8vo, disbound A seemingly unrecorded printing of an elegy on the death of the Marquis of Granby, undated but almost certainly published in the year of his death. Although there is a catchword on the final leaf of this volume, we have found no record of any book that it might have once been part of: it was not the elegy included in Michell’s ‘Poems; on various subjects. Viz. Four pastorals, an elegy, an anacreontic ode, Aquafortis, a satire’ published in 1771 under a similar imprint (ESTC T125623, BL only). ESTC lists several other works by Michell ‘printed for the author’ between 1765 and 1772, none described as containing an elegy and only one recorded in more than 2 copies. (Not in ESTC or Worldcat)

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        Nieuwe oostersche fabelen. Amsterdam, heirs of the widow of Jacobus van Egmont, [1770]. 8vo. Contemporary red half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

      Dohmen, In de schaduw van de Scherazade (no copy located); Oprechte Haerlemsche courant (27 February 1770); Opregte Groninger courant (3 March 1770); Vaderlandsche letter-oefeningen, 4, part 1 (1770), p. 236. Only copy located of the first and only edition of an anonymous Dutch translation of 42 stories from Sa'di's Gulistan, also known as The rose garden, "probably the single most influential work of prose in the Persian tradition" (Encyclopædia Iranica). Completed in 1258, Sa'di's Gulistan is a collection of stories and poems dealing with the major issues in human existence, and includes personal anecdotes such as the story of a trip to Mecca included in the present edition. The existence of the present Dutch translation has been recorded in the literature based on contemporary notices of its publication, but no copy had been located. Dohmen's recent study of eastern stories in the 18th-century Netherlands, for example, could only refer to the announcement in the 1770 Vaderlandsche letter-oefeningen. Notices of its publication also appeared in Dutch newspapers in Haarlem (27 February 1770) and Groningen (3 March 1770).With mostly marginal water stains throughout and occasional minor foxing, but still in good condition. The binding slightly soiled and rubbed, but also good.

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        Cases in surgery, with remarks Part the first [all published]

      London: Johnston, 1770. 1st edition. White, Charles (1728-1813). Cases in surgery, with remarks. Part the first [all published] . . . To which is added, an essay on the ligature of arteries, by J[ohn] Aikin (1747-1822). 8vo. xv, 198, [2, blank], [3]pp. 7 fold. plates. London: Johnston, 1770. 205 x 125 mm. Sheep c. 1770, gilt-ruled spine with leather label, light rubbing, former owner&#39;s name (J. Monckton, Marden, Kent) tooled on front cover and inscribed on front pastedown. Moderate to heavy foxing but a very good, sound copy. <p>First Edition, collecting some earlier papers with new ones on related subjects and including Garrison-Morton 4407, "An account of a new method of reducing shoulders" (1764, describing White&#39;s method of reducing shoulder dislocations by suspending the patient from the affected arm) and G-M 4437, "A case in which the upper head of the os humeri was sawed off (1769, first recorded excision of the head of the humerus). </p><p>This is White&#39;s only general surgical book. Re Aikin, whose essay is appended to White&#39;s work, see G-M 6705, the first collection of British medical biographies, compiled by Aikin in 1780. White was Aikin&#39;s teacher. Waller 10271. Blake 488. Cushing W162 Osler 4223. </p>

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        COMPONIMENTI POETICI IN OCCASIONE CHE SUA ECCELLENZA GIOVANNI PESARO PARTE DALLA PREFETTURA DI VICENZA, DA ESSO LUI GLORIOSAMENTE SOSTENUTA.

      PER GIO: BATTISTA VENDRAMINI MOSCA, VICENZA 1770 - Legatura ottocentesca in carta rigida, decorata policroma, ampio cartiglio muto, incollato al piatto superiore, a contenere possibili indicazioni da manoscriversi; 92 pagine mal numerate LXXXVIII (alcune doppie numerazioni), compreso il frontespizio con bella marca tipografica araldica; ogni pagina decorata con capilettera istoriati, testatine e fregi incisi, al fine, deliziosa vignetta di chiusura incisa all'acquaforte. L'opera, è una serie di componimenti poetici celebrativi della partenza dalla Prefettura di Vicenza del nobile Giovanni Pesaro. Esemplare in eccellente stato conservativo, molto fresco all'interno. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gründliche Einleitung in die Chriurgie, oder kurze Anweisung, alle Krankheiten, so dnenen Chriurgis vorkommen, theils mit innerlichen und äusserlichen Medicamenten, theils durch Operationen zu kurieren.

      Caspar Fritsch,, Leipzig, 1770 - Leipzig, Caspar Fritsch, 1770. 8°. VI S., (2) Bl., 988 S., (9) Bl. Register. mit 6 gest. gef. Tafeln. Von Privat in 2 Bände neu in marmor. Pappe gebunden. Blake S. 355; vgl. Hirsch Bd. IV, S. 587 und Heirs of Hippokrates 824 (lat. Ausg.). - Dritte deutsche Auflage dieses Standardwerkes von Platner (1694-1747), das 1745 auf lateinisch und 1748-49 erstmals auf deutsch erschien. - Mit hs. Exlibris von Mieville. - Ungelenkes Portrait Platners in Bleistift als Frontispiz. Von Privat in 2 Bände neu in marmor. Pappe gebunden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire Naturelle De L'Air et Des Meteores. Ten Volumes

      Chez Sailland & Nyon, Paris 1770 - In French. Volumes 1-6 are dated 1770; 7-10 dated 1771 (originally published as a six-volume set). A comprehensive work on atmospherics, weather, weather-related natural phenomena, and other observations on phenomena such as the aurora borealis. Folding table in volume 6, no illustrations. Full mottled French calf, dual spine labels in tan and natural calf, raised spine bands, gilt decorated compartments, edges speckled with red. Most likely the original, or at least contemporary, bindings. Expected edgewear and rubbing with additional light old insect damage to a few of the covers, mainly chipping, and some minute insect pinholes to the spines - none of the insect damage affects the interiors of the books. One spine label is absent and one volume has a chip at the spine head, one volume has some splitting at the top rear joint but all joints are sound, covers well attached. There are other small spine chips, etc. The text blocks are sound with no loosened pages, pages clean and free from any noted chips or tears, effectively no foxing, no names or other markings. Externally good, internally near fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Illustrations of natural history. Wherein are exhibited upwards of two hundred and forty figures of exotic insects, according to their different genera; very few of which have hitherto been figured by any author, being engraved and coloured from nature, with the greatest accuracy, and under the author's own inspection ... With a particular description of each insect: interspersed with remarks and reflections on the nature and properties of many of them. To which is added, a translation into French.

      London, printed for the author, 1770-1782. 3 volumes. Large-4to (285 x 220mm). With 1 plain engraved key-plate and 150 handcoloured engraved plates. Later red half morocco, spines in 6 compartments with gilt lines and lettering, gilt edges. The very rare first edition of one of the most attractive English entomological works on exotic insects. Dru Drury (1725-1803) was the son of a silversmith. "By virtue of his marriage and inheritance of the family business he was a reasonably wealthy man who could afford to support his most serious hobby entomology. Drury's collection had great fame during his life time. He spent much time and money persuading others to collect specimens for him from foreign countries. He had a wide correspondence with entomologists around the world. Linnaeus (1707-1778) and Willliam Kirby (1759-1850) both named species after him" (Harvey, Gilbert & Martin, A catalogue of manuscripts in the Entomological library... 119). The majority of the fine plates were drawn and engraved by Moses Harris./"Although originally conceived as a publication to illustrate all the specimens that came in, Drury soon changed his mind and eventually decided to illustrate only those specimens which had not previously been drawn. Years later, the eminent British entomologist W.F. Kirby described the work as an 'Opus entomologicus splendissimus'!" (Gilbert, Butterfly Collectors and Painters, p.140). After his death his enormous collection of about 11.000 species was sold at a London auction for 614 Pound; it was Donovan who saw his unique chance and bought most of the British specimens. The text is in English and French. A fine copy, a few plates in the first volume with some occasional foxing.//Provenance: Bookplate of Ludwig Freude.//Nissen ZBI, 1160; Horn & Schenkling 5267 'Selten'.

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        Firenza la Capitale di Toscana et la Residenza de gran Duchi apresso del fiume Arno... Florenz die Haupt Statt in Toscana u: Residenz selbiger Gross Herzogen an dem Fluss Arno... verlegt von Tob. Conr. Lotter, Geogr. in Auspurg.

      *** Kort over Firenze, Hovedstad i Toskana og Storhertugens Residensby. Under kortet: Prospekt af Firenze i hele kortets bredde. Kobberstik. Samlet mål: 49 x 58 cm. Papirmål: 56 x 66 cm. Papiret er med vertikal midterfold som ved udgivelsen. Kobberstikket er udgivet af Tobias Conrad Lotter i Augsburg [ ca. 1770 ]. Bykortet er i gammel - formentlig samtidig - håndkolorering, prospektet er ikke koloreet. Fint og velbevaret eksemplar.. Georg Matthäus Seutter (1678-1757). Geograf, kartograf, kobberstikker og forlægger. Han blev antaget som elev af Johann Baptist Homann i Nürnberg i 1697. Omkring år 1707 åbnede han i Augsburg et konkurrerende firma, der blev et af det 18. århundredes førende tyske kortforlag. I begyndelsen af 1730erne blev Seutter udnævnt til kejserlig geograf. Tobias Conrad Lotter (1717-1777). Kobberstikker og forlægger. Han stak mange af Georg Matthäus Seutters kort, blev gift med hans datter og var med til at lede det Seutterske firma fra 1756. Omkring år 1762 blev Lotter selvstændig kortforlægger, og på de kobberplader, han havde overtaget efter Seutter, skiftede han dennes navn ud med sit eget, som ved nærværende kobberstik, der kendes i tryk fra ca. 1730 med Georg Matthäus Seutters navn

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        Mathematical Elements of Natural Philosophy, Confirmed by Experiments; or, An Introduction to Sir Isaac Newton&#39;s Philosophy. Volume II

      London: J. Senex in Fleet Street. Cover and spine worn. Fep missing. Contents tight. Private library plate on paste-down. Signature of a previous owner dated 1770. Minor staining to top corner of prelim pages. Text and fold out plates VG. 1726. The Second Edition Corrected. Leather cover. 200mm x 120mm (8" x 5"). xi, 285pp + index. 25 fold out copper plates. Written in Latin and translated into English. The second volume comprises Book III, Part 1- Concerning Fire; Part II- Concerning the Inflexion, Refraction and Reflection of Light; Part II- Of Opacity and Colours. Book IV, Part I- Of the System of the World. Part II- The Physical Causes of the Celestial Motions. .

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        Beschreibung des von A.F.v.Geiß vollkommen verbesserten und auf alle vorkommenden Fälle eingerichteten Bergbohrers, wie auch eines Erdbohrers für den Landmann...( angebunden: Glaser, Johann Friedrich: Ausführliche Beschreibung...der..Feuerprobe )

      Wien, Gräffer, 1770.. ( Beschreibung des von A.F.v.Geiß vollkommen verbesserten und auf alle vorkommenden Fälle eingerichteten Bergbohrers, wie auch eines Erdbohrers für den Landmann nebst beygefügter, gleichfalls grosser Verbesserung des von Mersenno ohndeutlich entworfenen, und fehlerhaften Brunnenbohrers mit nöthigen Kupfern ( diese fehlen hier! ). Mit 8 n.n. Blättern und 68 Seiten mit einigen gestochenen Vignetten. Angebunden: Glaser, Johann Friedrich: Ausführliche Beschreibung der glücklich abgelaufenen großen Feuerprobe, welche mit seinem erfundenen brandabhaltenen Holzanstriche an dreyen deswegen bey Suhla, im freyen Felde, besonders auf- und ausgebauten Wohnhäusern öffentlich gemacht worden...mit einem Kupferblatte ( was hier fehlt! ). Mit 80 Seiten und einigen gestochenen Vignetten. Zusammen im Pappband der Zeit, 8°. Einband stärker berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Bezugspapier fehlt teilweise. Innen teils leicht stockfleckig, einige Seiten angerändert, 2 Seiten mit Fehlstellen ( ohne Textverlust ), Vorsätze stärker fleckig. Wie erwähnt fehlen die Kupfer in dieser Ausgabe. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 180 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ).

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        The Whole Proceedings at Large . . . Brought by the Rt. Hon. Richard Lord Grosvenor Against His Royal Highness Henry Frederick Duke of Cumberland; For Criminal Conversation [bound with] The Trial of Elizabeth Duchess Dowager of Kingston for Bigamy [etc.]

      London: [1] Printed for J. Wheble [2] Printed for Charles Bathurst, 1770 & 1776. Modern 3/4 calf over cloth boards, a trace of foxing, else very good, tall and untrimmed copies The rare, sole folio edition of one of the most scandalous 18th century criminal conversation trials, said to be the first to involve a Royal family, bound with a rare example of the equally scandalous trial of a peeress in the House of Lords

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        De Heeren Stadhouderen van Vriesland, zedert den Jare Acht-hondert, volgens Hoogst derzelver Successie Kortelyk beschreven. Als mede Enkelde Geslacht Linie der Graven en Princen van Nassau, beginnende met den Jaare 682. Alles met veele Portraiten verciert. Mitsgaders naukeurige korte Beschryvinge van de Vorstelyke Grafkelder en Sepulture binnen Leeuwarden; opgedragen aan Zyne Doorlugtigste Hoogheit, Willem de Vyfde, Prince van Orange en Nassau, Erfstadhouder Kapitein en Admiraal Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden, enz., enz., enz. Bound with: "Nauwkeurige beschrijving der lijk-statie van haare doorluchtige Hoogheit Maria Louisa, Princesse Douairiere van Orange en Nassau, enz., enz., enz. Plegtig volvoerd binnen Leeuwarden op den 13den van

      Leeuwarden; 1770 - ; Abraham Ferwerda en G. Tresling; halfleather wit raised bands; 21 full page mezzotint portraits; 22 folded engraved plates of the funeral; ref. van Someren no. 127; according to van Someren the portraits were made by R. Jelgerhuis (Leeuwarden 1729-1806); Landwehr, "Splendid ceremonies no. 235; (20) 87 pp. + plates.* Rare! The mezzotint technique was invented by Ludwig von Siegen and was known as "black art". The copper plate was roughened first and by doing this, and a further, detailed, technical process, the prints ended up with a darkish and velvety appearance. It was the first tonal method to be used enabling half-tones to be produced without using line- or dot based techniques like hatching or stipple. Final text leaf (Lijk-statie Maria Louisa) missing. Spine ends and raised bands damaged. Cover slightly worn, mainly along extremities. Boards rubbed. Bookblock a trifle loosening. Owner's entry at upper pastedown and first endpaper. Musical scores, in ink, on paper strip inner margin of title page and final leaf. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire naturelle de l'air et des météores.

      Chez Saillant & Nyon 1770 - - Chez Saillant & Nyon, A Paris 1770, 10 tomes en 10 Vol. in-12 (9,5x17cm), relié. - Edition originale de ces deux éditions de 1770, et 1771 pour la suite en 4 volumes. Reliures différentes pour les deux éditions. Les six premiers volumes en plein veau blond marbrés et glacés. dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Coiffes de tête des tomes I, II, IV et VI élimées ou en partie élimées ; coiffe de queue du tome II également élimée. La plupart des coins émoussés. Les 4 derniers volumes de 1771 sont en basane blonde marbrée et glacée. Dos à nerfs orné d'un fer à la toile. Pièces de titre en maroquin blond. Les pièces de tomaison sont très frottés, et l'or est parfois totalement estompé. Coiffes de tête élimées ; queue des tomes VII et IX en partie élimées. Mors supérieur du tome VII fendu avec manques. Assez bon ensemble cependant. Premier grand traité météorologique à vocation pédagogique, ce livre fit date en son temps, se voulant l'équivalent des études sur terre de Buffon. Le livre est également une histoire des théories des phénomènes météorologiques (météores). L'abbé Richard n'était pas un voyageur, il a donc compilé un grand nombre de livres pour rapporter les observations climatiques de toutes les régions du globe. On y apprend par exemple, que la couleur noire ou basanée de la peau vient de l'influence du climat, mais que les enfants des noirs sont blancs à la naissance, hormis les ongles et autres extrémités. Ensemble très riche de connaissances variées (volcans, feux follets, halos.) dans une lecture attrayante et aisée. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire naturelle de l"air et des météores.

      Paris: Saillant & Nyon, 1770 - 1771 - Première édition, 10 volumes in-12; Environ 500 pages par volume, quelques petits bandeaux et en-têtes. Reliure d"époque en veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison, gardes marbreés, tranches rouges. Quelques défauts à la reliure: travail de vers à deux mors sur qq cm, pièce de tomaison manquante au deernier volume, quelques trous de vers, accrocs ou épidermures. Mais un ensemble agréablement relié, intérieurement très frais. Ouvrage divisé en quinze discours. La première partie de l"ouvrage propose une théorie générale de l"air et des changements atmosphériques, puis s"intéresse à l"évaporation, aux météores et aux phénomènes atmosphériques: pluie, vents, neige, grêle, arcs en ciel, halos, tonnerre, aurores boréales. L"auteur émaille son exposé de nombreux exemples tirés des auteurs anciens et modernes, ainsi que d"observations recueillies aux quatre coins du monde. Il s"intéresse enfin aux érutions volcaniques, aux feux follets, aux insectes lumineux? Né à Dijon, l"Abbé Richard fut chanoine de Vézelay et membre de l"Institut. Quérard VIII,22. Agréable ensemble. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        INSTITUTIONS MILITAIRES DE L&#146;EMPEREUR LEON LE PHILOSOPHE. Traduites en francois avec des notes et des observations, suivies d&#146;une dissertation sur le feu Grégeois, et d&#146;un traité sur les machines de jet des anciens.

      - A Paris, chez Merlin, 1770. 2 volumes in-8 plein veau moucheté du temps, dos lisses ornés de faux nerfs dorés formant des compartiments avec de petits fers encadrant des fleurons centraux, tranches marbrées, (1f+LX+186+1f n.c.+pl.),(1f+ft+t+372pp+1f n.c.+pl.). Epidermures et frottements au cuir avec au dos un léger effacement des dorures et un minime accroc, manque de cuir marginal et une galerie de vers au tome 2; quelques taches sans gravité sur peu de feuillets; coins faibles; l&#146;ensemble est malgré tout plaisant, en reliure du temps, planches correctes.Ces volumes contiennent respectivement 5 et 9 gravures dépliantes montrant des plans de batailles, des machines de combat diverses et des vaisseaux. MAÏZEROY J. DE, tacticien français, né à Metz en 1719, mort en 1780. Il servit fort jeune dans les armées, suivit le comte de Saxe dans les campagnes de Bohème et de Flandre, se conduisit brillamment au siège de Namur, à Raucoux, à Laufeld, et fit la guerre de 1756. Grâce à une étude approfondie des anciens écrivains militaires et à de nombreuses notes qu'il avait prises durant ses campagnes, Joly de Maïzeroy put employer les loisirs que lui fit la paix à composer des ouvrages fort estimés de son temps. Il entra en correspondance avec Frédéric le Grand et avec de nombreux savants, et fut appelé à faire partie de l'Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres, (P. Larousse). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Verlustiging der oogen en van den geest of verzameling van allerley bekende Hoorens en Schulpen, die in haar eigen kleuren afgebeeld zyn. Thans nagezien, verbeterd, vervolgd, en met een geheel nieuwe nederduitsche beschryving uitgegeven.

      Amsterdam, Erven van F. Houttuyn, 1770-1775. 6 parts (bound in 3 volumes). Large-4to (255 x 200 mm). With 190 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary calf, identical covers tooled in gilt with double fillet border enclosing 2 panels, richly gilt decorated spines with green and red gilt lettered labels, inside dentelles, gilt edges. A superbly bound and unusually clean copy in a contemporary Dutch binding of one of the most decorative works on shells. The beautifully handcoloured engraved plates depict nearly a thousand shells. The last ten plates, which were published after Knorr's death, have a dark brown background in contrast to the illustrated white shells. The extraordinary quality of the plates represent the eighteenth century continuation of the tradition of Dürer, and it is scarcely an exaggeration to say that the beauty of some of Knorr's illustrations exceeds that of their models. Most of them are after drawings by the author, C. Dietsch and J.C. Kleemann. The portrayed shells come from famous Dutch cabinets such as the one of Martin Houttuyn, physician of Amsterdam, who had a very large collection of shells, containing many rare species; the cabinet of W. van der Meulen, a wealthy merchant of Amsterdam; the cabinet of J. Brandt, druggist of Amsterdam. Also from the cabinet of J.P. Breyn, physician of Dresden, as well as the cabinets of Schadeloock, Muller and others.//Provenance: Bookplate of Anne Geraldine Tennant.//Nissen ZBI, 2236; Landwehr 96.

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        Natuurlyke historie of uitvoerige beschryving der dieren, planten en mineralen volgens het samenstelsel van de heer Linnaeus ... Eerste deels, veertiende (-agttiende) stuk: DE WORMEN, SLAKKEN, SCHULPDIEREN, HOORENS, ZEEGEWASSEN & PLANTDIEREN.

      Amsterdam, F. Houttuyn, 1770-1773. 5 volumes. Royal-8vo. pp. (8), 530, (2); (6), 458; (8), 629, (11); (8), 613, (1); (2), xxv, (5), 226, (422), with 37 engraved plates (numbered 107-143). Contemporary half calf, gilt spines with red gilt-lettered labels (upper part of spine of part XVI gone). cf. Hulth 8; Nissen BBI, 940; Soulsby 73. Parts XIV-XVIII of the zoology division. The complete section on Invertebrates (mainly Molluscoidea) of the scarce and famous Houttuyn-edition.

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        Letter to Dr. Blackstone, By the Author of the Question Stated. To which is prefixed, Dr. Blackstone&#39;s Letter to Sir William Meredith. Eller 259

      London: Printed for G. Woodfall, Charing Cross [etc.], 1770. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a very good crisp copy; with the half-title Part of the debate whether John Wilkes should sit in Parliament, and most embarrassing for Blackstone, accused of saying one thing in his &#39;Commentaries&#39; and another as a Member of Parliament, in Ian Doolittle&#39;s words "caught leaden-footed in debate

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        Working Proof of a Country Cottage]

      1770 - Etching and engraving. Unfinished working proof. In fair condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark. Laid onto contemporary backing card. Tear along middle of image which has been expertly repaired. Some creases in image. A rare working proof by John Browne, the celebrated English landscape engraver. One of the most esteemed English landscape engravers, John Browne was born in Finchfield Essex, in 1741. In 1756 he was apprenticed to the engraver John Tinney, but then went to work for the influential landscape engraver William Woollett. It is believed that many of Woollett's most admired plates were in fact engraved by Browne. He devoted himself entirely to engraving landscape and genre scenes in particular after works by the French and Dutch masters. In 1770 he was elected an associate engraver of the Royal Academy, exhibiting thirteen plates between 1767 and 1801. This stunning genre scene is a wonderful example of his skilled hand and a rare working proof. This intriguing print shows a unique step in the printmaking process before an image is ready for publication. Before the image is completed, the engraver has printed a trial impression to view this stage of the engraved plate. It is incredibly rare to find prints in this unfinished experimental stage; impressions which were pulled as working proofs are unique and were almost never duplicated. Dictionary of National Biography. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        TA., Königstraße, "Prospect der König Strasse .. zu Boston. - Vue de la Rue du Roi vers la Porte de la Campagne a Bosten".

      . altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) v. F. X. Habermann b. Acad. Imp. in Augsburg, um 1770, 25 x 39,5. Collection des Prospects. - Tadellos erhalten.

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        TA., Rathaus, "Prospect des Plazes vor dem Rath Haus zu Boston. - Vue de la Rue et de la Maison de Ville a Bosten".

      . altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) v. F. X. Habermann b. Acad. Imp. in Augsburg, um 1770, 25 x 39,5. Collection des Prospects. - Kolorit verblaßt.

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        Gesamtans., "Vue perspective de la Ville de Basle en Suisses du cote du Fauxbourg de Saint Alban".

      . altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) b. Basset in Paris, um 1770, 26 x 40. Blick v. d. Mitte des Rheins aus.

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        TA., Marienplatz, Blick über den Marienplatz, i. Hgr. die Marienkirche, "Vue de la Grande palce a Munich".

      . altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) b. Basset in Paris, um 1770, 25 x 39,5.

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        A Short Essay on Military First Principles

      London: T. Beckett and P.A. De Hondt, , 1770. Octavo (204 × 124 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, red morocco label. Lightly rubbed, joints repaired, light browning, but overall very good. First edition. Uncommon treatise of the military enlightenment: "To treat of any Art or Science by a primary relation of First Principles, and from those to attempt to draw just Inferences, must ever be the Way least liable to err&#133;" Bell was Wolfe&#39;s aide-de-camp at Quebec, and maintained his journal of the campaign. ESTC records just 8 copies.

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        [Working Proof of an Inn Yard]

      1770. Etching and engraving. Unfinished working proof. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark. Laid onto contemporary backing card. A rare working proof by John Browne, the celebrated English landscape engraver. One of the most esteemed English landscape engravers, John Browne was born in Finchfield Essex, in 1741. In 1756 he was apprenticed to the engraver John Tinney, but then went to work for the influential landscape engraver William Woollett. It is believed that many of Woollett&#39;s most admired plates were in fact engraved by Browne. He devoted himself entirely to engraving landscape and genre scenes in particular after works by the French and Dutch masters. In 1770 he was elected an associate engraver of the Royal Academy, exhibiting thirteen plates between 1767 and 1801. This stunning genre scene is a wonderful example of his skilled hand and a rare working proof. This intriguing print shows a unique step in the printmaking process before an image is ready for publication. Before the image is completed, the engraver has printed a trial impression to view this stage of the engraved plate. It is incredibly rare to find prints in this unfinished experimental stage; impressions which were pulled as working proofs are unique and were almost never duplicated. Dictionary of National Biography.

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        [Working Proof of a Country Cottage]

      1770. Etching and engraving. Unfinished working proof. In fair condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark. Laid onto contemporary backing card. Tear along middle of image which has been expertly repaired. Some creases in image. A rare working proof by John Browne, the celebrated English landscape engraver. One of the most esteemed English landscape engravers, John Browne was born in Finchfield Essex, in 1741. In 1756 he was apprenticed to the engraver John Tinney, but then went to work for the influential landscape engraver William Woollett. It is believed that many of Woollett&#39;s most admired plates were in fact engraved by Browne. He devoted himself entirely to engraving landscape and genre scenes in particular after works by the French and Dutch masters. In 1770 he was elected an associate engraver of the Royal Academy, exhibiting thirteen plates between 1767 and 1801. This stunning genre scene is a wonderful example of his skilled hand and a rare working proof. This intriguing print shows a unique step in the printmaking process before an image is ready for publication. Before the image is completed, the engraver has printed a trial impression to view this stage of the engraved plate. It is incredibly rare to find prints in this unfinished experimental stage; impressions which were pulled as working proofs are unique and were almost never duplicated. Dictionary of National Biography.

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        A View of the Eagles Nest on the Canal, between the Lakes of Killarney, Remarkable for the wonderful Echoes produced from the Firing of Cannon, &c

      J.Fisher, Dublin 1770 - Engraving, coloured by hand, by Edward Rooker. A fine view of the Eagle's Nest, now in Killarney National Park, County Kerry Ireland. Fisher was born in Dublin, and 'Having a taste for art, he studied it by himself, and eventually succeeded in obtaining the patronage of the nobility. He produced some landscapes which were clever attempts to reproduce nature. [and were] very well suited for engraving, and a set of views of Carlingford Harbour and its neighbourhood were finely engraved by Thomas Vivares, James Mason, and other eminent landscape engravers of the day. In [1789] Fisher published a folio volume called A Picturesque Tour of Killarney , consisting of 20 views engraved in aquatinta, with a map, some general observations, &c. He also published other illustrations of scenery in Ireland.' ( DNB ).

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        Papeterie.

      Livorno. 1770 - Cartella in cart. muta di cm 28,5 x 23 ca., contenente 14 inc. di cui 1 doppia. 1) Vue des batiments de la manufacture de l'angleo. 2) Delissage. 3) Pourissoir. 4) Derompoir. 5) Moulin a maillets. 6) Moulin en plan. 7) Moulin en elevation. 8) Moulin en profil. 9) Details d'une des cuves a cilindres. 10) Formaire. 11) Cuve a ouvrer. 12) Colage. 13) Etendage. 14) La salle et machine qui fait aller le marteau. Piccole macchie di ex umidità. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Géorgiques de Virgile, traduction nouvelle en vers françois, enrichies de notes & de figures

      Paris: Chez Bleuet, 1770.

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        Memoires de Montecuculi,

      Amsterdam & Leipzig: Arkstée & Merkus,, 1770. Généralissime des Armées, et Grand-Maître de l&#39;Artillerie de l&#39;Empereur. 3 volumes octavo (1998 × 118 mm). Contemporary lightly sprinkled sheep, double yellow morocco labels, double gilt rules top and bottom of the compartments, edges blue marbled, striking endpapers of missal leaves washed with black ink and hand-painted with a "star-map" pattern in white. Portrait frontispiece, title-page vignette to each, a portrait to volume I, trophies to the other two volumes, title pages printed in red and black, pictorial head-piece to the first page of text of each volume, and wood-engraved cul-de-lampe at the conclusion of the text, 41 folding plates. Half-titles bound in to volumes II and III. A little rubbed, and with a few old patched repairs to the spines, light browning, but otherwise a very appealing set in excellent condition. Second octavo edition of Turpin de Crissé&#39;s commentaries, the third overall, the first being the quarto edition of the previous year. Montecuccoli&#39;s memoirs were first published in Venice in 1703. "Unequalled as a master of seventeenth-century warfare, Montecuccoli excelled in the art of fortification and siege, march and counter-march, and cutting his enemy&#39;s lines of communications. In advocating standing armies, he clearly foresaw future trends in the military field" (Britannica). Montecuccoli&#39;s writings "probably regarded as a state secret and only circulated internally, were never published during his lifetime" (Gat, The Origins of Military Thought, p.23) and Turpin&#39;s commentaries were important in the transmission of Montecuccoli&#39;s "theoretical and conceptual framework" (p.24) to the military thinkers of the Enlightenment.

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        Vue des ruines d´un temple de Corinthe

      Paris Delatour et Musier 1770 - Engraved view.56x 41 cms. black and white.Margins slightly stained. The engraving shows the Apollo main temple built at 550 b.C. Le Roy´s book introduced for first time the architecture of classical Athens to western Europe, remaining as a source of inspirations from an aesthetical point of view. Ref Atabey 709. Blackmer 1009.

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        Tratado del Origen, y Arte de Escribir Bien, illustrado con veinte y cinco laminasÉ

      Geronea: Narcisco Oliva, [n.d., ca. 1770]. - OCLC lists six copies of the present edition (some with the date wrongly reckoned as 1766), and nine copies of the first. The Harvard Library Hollis Catalogue, which has both editions, is helpful in sorting out the differences. Folio. [6], 136, [4] pp. Engraved frontisportrait of the author within an elaborated calligraphic background, engraved dedication leaf (to Don Carlos Tercero) and twenty engraved plates of calligraphy. Large woodcut text illustration on p. 57. Decorative headbands, tail-pieces and initial letters. Text in double columns. The last four pages consist of various printed alphabets. Contemporary limp vellum with title in manuscript on spine. Covers soiled, chip at foot of spine. Light stamp on title-page and at a couple of other points. Some plates slightly shaved, calligraphic doodling on back endpapers. A good copy. Second edition, following the Barcelona edition, published by Carlos Saper&#135; in 1768. The same engravings appear in both editions. In the present edition, the second calligraphic plate appears in a second state, with horizontal ruling added. The present edition has two additional chapters, other textual additions, and extra licenses not found in the first edition, but lacks the two-leaf "Alphabeto de letras mayusculas floreadas." Berlin Katalog 5247 (this edition). Bonacini 1310, Palau 201092. Palau, Practice of Letters, 140. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Turdus ater Merula - Collectione celeberrima A. & J.J. van Renshelaar, Amstelaedamensium.

      . altkol. Kupferstich v. Sepp aus Nederlandsche Vogelen, 1770-1829, 42,5 x 27 (H) Plattengr. - 53 x 35,9 (H) - Blattgröße. Männchen und Weibchen mit Nest und Gelege. - Schönes Blatt, farbfrisch und in sehr guter Erhaltung

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        AN HISTORICAL COLLECTION OF THE SEVERAL VOYAGES AND DISCOVERIES IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN

      London : printed for the author; and sold by J. Nourse, bookseller in ordinary to His Majesty; T. Payne, at the Mews-gate; and P. Elmsley, opposite Southampton-street, Strand, MDCCLXX. [1770] .. VOLUME 1 ONLY OF 2, SECOND ISSUE 1770. Lacks the half-title, the Contents and the Directions. 4to, approximately 245 x 200 mm, 9½ x 8 inches, 3 folding maps and 1 plate of Teepye Lobsters, pages: (4 of 6 unnumbered), (vii)-xxx, (2); [1]-21, [3], Contents page i-ii is lacking and should follow page xxx; [1]-24; [1]-204, [4]=errata, last page blank, (title page and Dedication pages dated 1770, Preface and Introduction dated 1769, Monthly Review for May dated 1769 and a chapter in the book called Advertisement dated Sept.5.1769), rebacked in modern calf, morocco gilt lettered label from previous binding, marbled boards and endpapers, engraved bookplate of Charles Pierrepont. The printed Volune 1 on title page has been removed at sometime and the small hole repaired with old paper, small neat repair to the inner margin of title page, hardly noticeable, foxing affecting the first map and title page and following 2 leaves, pale foxing affecting the last 14 leaves, occasional small black spot to text and occasional light foxing to a few margins, small repair to inner margin on the blank side of 1 map, otherwise a very good clean copy. Volume one covers the Spanish Explorers, Volume 2 the Dutch explorers. See: Sotheby&#39;s Catalogue of the Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, part 2, D-J, Lots 354 and 355; The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, Volume 1, page 73; The Parsons Collection of Rare Pacific Voyage Books, Part 1, 49 and 50. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        MONARQUIA DE ESPAÑA.

      - Madrid. Joachin Ibarra impresor, 1770. Folio mayor. 2 Vols.: 411+443 págs. Frisos, viñetas y letras capitulares. Texto a doble columna. Cortes pintados. Enc. pasta española con nervios, hierros y letras doradas. Manchas de humedad sin afectar la lectura del texto. Cubiertas fatigadas. Contiene Ex-libris de anterior poseedor. Historia. *La obra se inicia con la Descripción geográfica de España seguido de una extensa relación de los gobernantes y monarcas hispánicos desde la colonización romana hasta Felipe II. Historia.

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        EXPOSICIÓN SOBRE ALGUNOS PUNTOS PARA CONTRIBUIR A UN FELIZ REINADO PRESENTADA POR LOS DIPUTADOS DE ZARAGOZA, VALENCIA, BARCELONA Y PALMA AL REY.]

      S.l.n.a. (c. 1770 - ). 30,5 cm. Aprox. 24 h., la primera y la última en blanco. Enc. en cartoné reciente. Copia de la exposición presentada por los diputados de los cuatro reinos de la Corona de Aragón al monarca (seguramente Carlos III, regente entre 1759 y 1788) relativa a la administración del reino. Hace referencia a Felipe V, que "tuvo por combeniente derogar las leyes, con que hasta entonces se havian governado los Reynos de la corona de Aragon". Si bien los firmantes admiten que lo hizo "con el recto fin, y con la inteligencia de que esta igualda, y uniformidad entre las partes, havia de ceder en gran beneficio del cuerpo de la Monarquia" no dudan en reconocer los "imponderables males, que en su execucion han padecido aquellos Reynos". El documento se extiende también sobre el modo de gobierno de las ciudades, el papel de regidores y jurados, los diputados que, en definitiva, se presentan como los garantes de una correcta administración y una gestión ordenada. Defienden la utilidad de que en cada reino obtengan los empleos los naturales del mismo y sostienen la necesidad de la formación práctica en el ámbito de los negocios previa al ejercicio por parte de los ministros. historia de españa, segle XVIII, diputats, greuges Història d'Espanya Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 Manuscritos español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Trinity Harbour / Carboniere and Harbour Grace / St. John&#39;s Harbour / Cape Broyle Harbour ...[published in: The North-American Pilot for Newfoundland, Labradore, the Gulf and River St.Laurence: being a collection of sixty accurate charts and plans, drawn from original surveys: taken by James Cook and Michael Lane, Surveyors, and Joseph Gilbert, and other officers in the King&#39;s service]

      London: Robert Sayer & John Bennett, 1770. A spectacular chart from the survey which laid the foundation upon which Captain Cook&#39;s reputation as a surveyor and navigator rested. At the conclusion of the French and Indian War, the British needed accurate charts of the territories that had been awarded to them in the Treaty of Paris. The areas that were of particular interest to the Admiralty included Labrador and Newfoundland. "On 19 April 1763 James Cook, Master R.N.. was ordered by the Admiralty to proceed to Newfoundland &#39;in order to your taking a survey of the Parts of the Coasts and Harbours of that Island&#39;" (Tooley & Skelton, in Tooley&#39;s The Mapping of America p.177). His appointment would have been based, in no small part, on the glowing endorsment of his commanding officer, who had written to the Admiralty in December 1762 "that from my experience of Mr. Cook&#39;s genius and capacity, I think him well fitted for the work he has undertaken, and for greater undertakings of the same kind". "The charting of Newfoundland and southern Labrador by Cook... and by his successor Michael Lane ... was unequalled, for thoroughness and method, by any previous hydrographic work by Englishmen [and also allowed Cook to master the art of practical surveying and navigation, in a way that brought him to the attention of the Admiralty and Royal Society at a crucial moment. More immediately.] it produced the first charts of this extensive and difficult coastline that could (in the words of a later hydrographer) &#39;with any degree of safety be trusted by the seaman&#39;" (Tooley & Skelton op. cit.). Cook started by surveying the northwest stretch of coastline in 1763 and 1764, then in 1765 and 1766 the south coast between Cape Ray and the Burin Peninsula, and in 1767 the west coast. His work was interrupted by what was to prove to be the first of his three great voyages to the Pacific, and the work on Newfoundland and southern Labrador was finished by Michael Lane between 1768 and 1773. Thomas Jefferys used the charts by Cook and others to form the "Collection of Charts of 1769-70, a prototype ... for the celebrated North-American Pilot which was to be published in five English editions from 1775 to 1806" (Tooley & Skelton op,cit.). The present example is from Sayer and Bennett&#39;s 1775 edition (Tooley & Skelton&#39;s # 13). Skelton & Tooley, "The Marine Surveys of James Cook in North America" 13.IV in Tooley, The Mapping of America. Copper engraving with four maps on one single-page sheet (plate area: 15 x 11 1/2 inches). Good condition, old horizontal fold.

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        The Harbour of Trepassey with Mutton and Biscay Bays / The Road and Harbour of Placentia. By James Cook / St. Mary&#39;s Harbour. [published in: The North-American Pilot for Newfoundland, Labradore, the Gulf and River St.Laurence: being a collection of sixty accurate charts and plans, drawn from original surveys: taken by James Cook and Michael Lane, Surveyors, and Joseph Gilbert, and other officers in the King&#39;s service]

      London: Robert Sayer & John Bennett, 1770. A spectacular chart from the survey which laid the foundation upon which Captain Cook&#39;s reputation as a surveyor and navigator rested. At the conclusion of the French and Indian War, the British needed accurate charts of the territories that had been awarded to them in the Treaty of Paris. The areas that were of particular interest to the Admiralty included Labrador and Newfoundland. "On 19 April 1763 James Cook, Master R.N.. was ordered by the Admiralty to proceed to Newfoundland &#39;in order to your taking a survey of the Parts of the Coasts and Harbours of that Island&#39;" (Tooley & Skelton, in Tooley&#39;s The Mapping of America p.177). His appointment would have been based, in no small part, on the glowing endorsment of his commanding officer, who had written to the Admiralty in December 1762 "that from my experience of Mr. Cook&#39;s genius and capacity, I think him well fitted for the work he has undertaken, and for greater undertakings of the same kind". "The charting of Newfoundland and southern Labrador by Cook... and by his successor Michael Lane ... was unequalled, for thoroughness and method, by any previous hydrographic work by Englishmen [and also allowed Cook to master the art of practical surveying and navigation, in a way that brought him to the attention of the Admiralty and Royal Society at a crucial moment. More immediately.] it produced the first charts of this extensive and difficult coastline that could (in the words of a later hydrographer) &#39;with any degree of safety be trusted by the seaman&#39;" (Tooley & Skelton op. cit.). Cook started by surveying the northwest stretch of coastline in 1763 and 1764, then in 1765 and 1766 the south coast between Cape Ray and the Burin Peninsula, and in 1767 the west coast. His work was interrupted by what was to prove to be the first of his three great voyages to the Pacific, and the work on Newfoundland and southern Labrador was finished by Michael Lane between 1768 and 1773. Thomas Jefferys used the charts by Cook and others to form the "Collection of Charts of 1769-70, a prototype ... for the celebrated North-American Pilot which was to be published in five English editions from 1775 to 1806" (Tooley & Skelton op,cit.). The present example is from Sayer and Bennett&#39;s 1775 edition (Tooley & Skelton&#39;s # 13). Skelton & Tooley, "The Marine Surveys of James Cook in North America" 13.V in Tooley, The Mapping of America. Copper engraving with three maps on one single-page sheet (plate area: 14 x 12 inches).

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