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        Duche de Modena

      Parma 1790 - Rarissima carta da gioco pubblicata a Parma nel 1790 (ma incisa a Roma da Marco di Pietro). La carta fa parte del set di carte da gioco 'Geografia dell'Europa'. L’unico set completo conosciuto è al British Museum (oggi British Library) nella collezione di Lady Charlotte Schreiber (1812 – 1895). Traduttrice e donna d’affari, durante la sua vita mise insieme una vasta collezione di carte da gioco dei vari Paesi. La Geografia dell'Europa è un set di 77 carte, ciascuna delle quali è decorata con una mappa di una regione d'Europa. Il mazzo di carte è destinato al gioco tarocchi, ma invece che i cinque semi tradizionali - coppe, spade, denari, bastoni e arcani maggiori– abbiamo 5 tipologie di carte distinte da cinque colori corrispondenti ai diversi territori che vi sono rappresentati: il marrone indica l’Italia; il rosso la Germania; il verde la Francia; il giallo la Spagna e il blu il resto d’Europa. La carta "Spiegazione du Jeu", che prende il posto del Matto, porta il nome dell'incisore, "Gr. Par Marco di Pietro a Roma," mentre sulla carta del Mondo è riportato "Pour le Royal College des Nobles de Parme." Le iscrizioni sono in lingua francese. Il verso delle carte è decorato con lo stemma della città di Parma. Incisione su rame, coloritura originale, in ottime condizioni. xtremely rare playing card published in Parma in 1790 (but engraved in Rome by Marco di Pietro). The map is part of the 'Geography of Europe' set of playing cards. The only known set of this cards was inn the British Museum (now British Library) in the collection of Lady Charlotte Schreiber. The late Lady Charlotte Schreiber formed during her lifetime an extensive collection of the Playing-Cards of various countries Geography of Europe; Parma, 1790. Imperfect pack of 77, each being a map of some part of Europe. It is arranged to be used for the tarocchi game, but the five divisions, cups, swords, coins, clubs, and atutti, are indicated only by borders of five different colours, brown, red, green, yellow, and blue. The first is devoted to Italy, the second to Germany, Switzerland, and the Low Countries, the third to France, the fourth to Spain and Portugal, and the fifth to the rest of Europe. The " Explication du Jeu," which takes the place of Matto, bears the engraver's name, " Gr. par Marco di Pietro a Rome," and No. XXI of the atutti, which is a " Mappe-monde," is inscribed " Pour le Royal College des Nobles de Parme." Inscriptions all in French. Backs decorated with the arms of Parma. Copperplate with original colour, very good condition. Tooley, Dictionary, p. 431; F O'Donoghue, Playing cards bequeathed by Lady C. Schreiber (1901), p.10, n. 30. Dimensioni 67 110mm

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        Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales with Sixty-five plates of Non descript Animals, Birds, Lizards, Serpents, curious Cones of Trees and other Natural Productions.

      London: J. Debrett, 1790. Quarto, engraved title and 65 handcoloured plates; bound with the list of subscribers, early owner's inscription on first page of text; a remarkably large copy with wide margins, completely uncut; in a good modern calf binding. A superb and very large untrimmed copy of the rare coloured issue. This is the deluxe issue of the first edition of this famous First Fleet book in which the plates were coloured by hand. Especially in this form, White's Journal is one of the most beautiful of Australian colour-plate books, and one of the most attractive, as well as one of the earliest, Australian bird books. The book was an immediate success on publication, with subscribers alone accounting for seven hundred copies. It is a travel and ornithological classic by a medical voyager: John White was chief surgeon of the First Fleet, and was particularly successful in that he overcame serious medical problems in appalling conditions both on the voyage out and when the settlement was founded. He was also a keen amateur naturalist and after arriving at Port Jackson found time to accompany Phillip on two journeys of exploration. On joining the First Fleet he had begun to keep a journal in which he made notes about birds in the new colony. It was this manuscript which formed the nucleus of his journal.The natural history content makes White's particularly noteworthy amongst the First Fleet journals. Many of the plates were drawn in England by leading natural history artists of the day, such as Sarah Stone and Frederick Nodder, from original sketches done in the colony. White's interest in natural history continued until he left New South Wales in December 1794. When the convict artist Thomas Watling arrived in the colony in October 1792 he was assigned to White and in the next two years made many drawings of birds for him. It is possible that White himself had some skill as an artist and that he was responsible for the original sketches of some of the engravings here.White's journal also contains a good description of the voyage from London, with long, detailed accounts of the stops at Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town and of the colonial voyages to Norfolk Island.As Wantrup points out in a lengthy discussion in Australian Rare Books, the number of "points" that have interested collectors in the past are really rather pointless now that many copies have been properly described. However in the interest of completeness, we note that this copy: 1) has the standard form of the List of Plates; 2) has the List of Subscribers, which is not always present; 3) has the draughtsmen's names somewhat faintly printed (as we know to be normal) but certainly not deteriorated; and 4) has the earlier uncancelled state of the Wattled Merops text on p.240, no longer thought to be the great rarity that it once was. This copy does not contain 4 pp. advertisements sometimes found but by no means present in all copies. Provenance: Caroline Grevis (1774-1818), inscription on first page of text dated 30 December 1815; Alan Wambeek, modern bookplate. The uncut edges just a little dusted, otherwise absolutely fine.

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        Leben des Sophokles. Hrsg. v. Johann Joachim Eschenburg.

      Berlin, Voß 1790. VIII,172 S. Späterer Halbleder auf vier falschen Bünden mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. - WG. 92. - Bereits 1760 mit dem Titel \"Sophokles. Erstes Buch. Aus dem Leben des Dichters\" gedruckt, wurde das Werk erst 1790 um das Vorwort u. Anmerkungen Eschenburgs erweitert aus dem Nachlaß veröffentlicht. Das häufig fehlende Titelblatt von 1760 ist hier vor dem Text Lessings eingebunden. Ursprünglich sollte der \"Sophokles\" aus vier Büchern bestehen. - Kanten minimal beschabt, Exlibris, leicht stockfleckig, eine Seite mit Anmerkung von alter Hand. Gutes Exemplar der seltenen Ausgabe. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Ältere Literatur

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        Prospectus d'un Canal de Navigation, de vingt-cinq lieues de longueur, qui, en liant la jonction du Rhône et de la Saône à la Loire, avec celle du Rhin au Danube, et autres fleuves intermédiaires, feroit communiquer, par les frontières de l'Alsace et de la Franche-Comté, toutes les Mers qui environnent l'Europe.

      (à la fin:) A Paris, de l'imprimerie de P. D. Pierres, 1790. - in-4. 23pp. Cartonnage moderne genre ancien. Edition Originale. Très rare opuscule dans lequel l'ingénieur français Claude Quentin La Chiche (1719-1802) exposait son projet de joindre le Rhin au Rhône par un canal navigable grâce auquel "la France deviendroit le magasin et la balance des affaires de toute l'Europe". D'abord écarté dans un premier temps, le projet avait été repris à son compte par l'ingénieur Philippe Bertrand (1730-1811) qui avait pu initier les travaux de jonction du Rhône à la Saône dès 1783 malgré les protestations de La Chiche qui, mis à la retraite et dépossédé de son invention, vit son rival chargé d'exécuter son projet et mourut en 1802 sans en avoir vu l'achèvement. Les travaux, interrompus par la Révolution Française, reprirent en 1808 et l'ouvrage ne fut finalement pas mis en service avant 1833. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
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        Voyage en Suisse par M. William Coxe. Traduit de l'anglois (par T. Mandar). En 3 volumes.

      Paris, Letellier, 1790, - in-8vo, VII (+ 1 bl.) + 454 p. + IV / 2 ff. + 432 p. + 2ff de table + 1 f. bl. / 2 ff. + 463 p. (+ 1 bl.) + 2 grandes cartes repliées (Picquet direx.) + 1 panorama repl. + 4 planches de fig. repl. (gravées par N. Ramsonnette), reliure en plein veau d'époque, dos richement orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison contrastées, double filet doré sur les plats, coiffes touchées, bel exemplaire. Première édition de cette traduction française, exemplaire complet de la grande carte de la Suisse, et celle du Mont Blanc et des Alpes adjacentes, le panorama repl. (une vue des Alpes depuis les environs de Berne), une vue repl. (lacs de Thoune et de Brienz vue prise du sommet du Niess), et 3 planches de fig. repl. (le pont de bois de Wettingen, des bouquetins, une tête de vautour). Dans le vol. 3, dès la p. 364 jusqu'au p.438 il y a une ?Faunula Helvetica ou Catalogue des quadrupèdes, des Oiseaux, des amphibies, des Poissons & des animaux testacées de la Suisse, mis en ordre, & présenté selon le système de Linné: avec des renvois à la Zoologie britannique de MM. Pennant, aux ouvrages de M. Brisson & d'autres auteurs. Certaines espèces n'ont pas trouvé leurs traduction en français !Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Cf. Wäber BSL III/39; Barth 17236; Quérard II/327; Hoefer NBG XII/318; de Beer, Travellers in Switzerland p. 55; Perret 1159. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        England and Wales, drawn from the most accurate surveys containing all the cities, boroughs, market towns & villages

      Londra 1790 - Dettagliata mappa murale di Inghilterra e Galles, con l'indicazione precisa di strade, città, distanze, centri urbani ecc, incisa da John Rocque - prolifico cartografo inglese del XVIII sec. Questa mappa è pubblicata nell'atlante curato da Thomas Kitchin A General Atlas Describing the Whole Universe, pubblicato a Lodra da Robert Sayer nel 1790. Incisione su rame, impressa su quattro fogli grandi uniti insieme, coloritura coeva dei confini. In ottimo stato di conservazione. A very detailed map of England and Wales showing roads by type, cities, distances, market towns, latitude and longitude of important places, villages with and without stages, distances from London, and more. John Rocque was a prolific map maker in London during the 18th century. This map as well as his two sheet map of Ireland appeared in Thomas Kitchin's A General Atlas Describing the Whole Universe of 1790. Shows forested areas, classified roads with distances, etc. Relief shown pictorially. Includes inset map of the Isles of Scilly and drawings of ships. Engraved map printed on 4 sheets comprising. Counties in outline color. In very good contion. Dimensioni 1100 800mm

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        Descriptions and sketches of some remarkable oaks, in the park at Welbeck, in the county of Nottingham, a seat of His Grace the Duke of Portland. To which are Added, Observations on the Age and Durability of that tree. With Remarks on the Annual Growth of the Acorn

      London: J. Nichols, for the Author, 1790. Small quarto. 23, [1]pp, plus 10 engraved plates. Expertly bound to style in period tree calf, flat spine giltScarce work on the oak trees of North Nottinghamshire.As a retired Royal Artillery officer, Rooke dedicated his time to the study of local archaeology and natural history, with a particular fondness for the trees of his native Nottinghamshire. The Major Oak is named in his honor.ESTC T68761.

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        Klosterruinen, "Vue du Mont Petersberg. Dediée a S. a. S. Royale Madame la Princesse Sophie Albertine de Suede Princesse Abesse de Quedlinbourg etc. etc.".

      - altkol. Umrißkupferstich v. Nagel b. Morino & Company, um 1790, 24,7 x 35 Sehr selten ! Vorliegendes Blatt ohne die Nummerierung "XVII" oben rechts. - Blick vom Bergweg zur Ruine.

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        Unicolour, bicolour and tricolour carnations].[The Netherlands or England?, ca. 1790?]. Imperial 16mo (16 x 11.5 cm). With a series of 44 gouache drawings on laid paper, each showing a single carnation on a black flower-shaped background, in three series, designated with letters and numbers. Mid-19th-century half tanned sheepskin.

      - A curious set of carnation drawings, with each flower about 2½ to 3½ cm wide and 5 to 6½ cm tall and shown on a black flower-shaped background (6 to 10 petals, nearly all with serrated edges, probably intended to reflect the carnation form). Each carnation is drawn on the recto of a single leaf with a roman capital letter or roman or arabic numeral at the at the head and an indication of the colour category at the foot, both lettered in a style similar to late 18th-century roman printing types. They are arranged in three categories: 7 "uni color" (A-G), 20 "bi color" (I-XX) and 17 "tri color" (1-17). The book may have served as a practical collector's guide.The drawings are uniform in style and drawn on a single paper stock, watermarked: fleur-de-lis on a crowned shield above "4", "WR" and "C & I Honig". We date the drawings ca. 1790 based primarily on the style of the lettering and numbers in the drawings and partly on the style of the watermark. The paper was certainly made in North Holland and the marbled paper used for the (later) binding is most common in Germany, but the labels "uni color" etc. are in English, so it remains unclear where the drawings were made.In very good condition. The marbled paper of the binding is rubbed, but the binding is otherwise very good. A series of 44 colour gouache drawings of carnations.

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        ÍNDICE ÚLTIMO DE LOS LIBROS PROHIBIDOS Y MANDADOS EXPURGAR: PARA TODOS LOS REYNOS Y SEÑORÍOS DEL CATÓLICO REY DE LAS ESPAÑAS EL SEÑOR DON CARLOS IV

      Imprenta de Don Antonio Sancha, Madrid 1790 - "Contiene en resumen todos los Libros puestos en el Índice Expurgatorio del año 1747, y en los Edictos posteriores, hasta fin de Diciembre de 1789. Formado y arreglado con toda claridad y diligencia, por mandato del Excmo. Sr. D. Agustín Rubín de Cevallos, Inquisidor General, y Señores del Supremo Consejo de la Santa General Inquisición: impreso de su orden, con arreglo al Exemplar visto y aprobado por dicho Supremo Consejo". XL + 305 págs. + "Suplemento al índice expurgatorio del año de 1790 que contiene los libros prohibidos y mandados expurgar en todos los Reynos y Señoríos del Católico Rey de España el Sr. D. Carlos IV, desde el Edicto de 13 de diciembre del año de 1789 hasta el 25 de agosto de 1805". Madrid, en la Imprenta Real, año de 1805. 57 págs. Excelente papel y calidad de impresión. Encuadernación de época en plena piel dorada en el lomo. Guardas originales de papel de aguas. La piel está rozada. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Iter Bogen der angekündigten Situations Charte, aufgenommen und gezeichnet durch Haass Artillerie Lieutenant zu Darmstadt gestochen von C. Felsing in Darmstadt.':.

      - Kupferstich v. Johann C. Felsing in Darmstadt n. Johann H. Haas, 1790, 51 x 62 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. S. 205. - Sehr detaillierte Karte aus der 24teiligen Militärkarte von Haas. - Zeigt das Gebiet Darmstadt-Wixhausen, Eberstadt, Griesheim und Roßdorf. - Mittig Darmstadt. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste.

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        Sammlung gemischter litterarischer Aufsätze der deutschen Gesellschaft der Freunde der Wissenschaften in Schemnitz. Mit 2 Kupfertafeln.

      Schemnitz, Johann Franz Sulzer 1790. - Vgl. Grimm. Wörterbuch 11,2401 - vermutlich der einzige, von einer in der slowakischen Bergbaustadt Banska Stiavnica um 1790 gegründeten ?Gesellschaft der Freunde der Wissenschaften in Schemnitz? herausgegebene, Sammelband. Der Band enthält, neben Aufsätzen, die vorwiegend den Bergbau zum Thema haben, vor allem belletristische Beiträge. Die, auch lokalhistorisch informative, Vorrede umfasst die Statuten der Gesellschaft, sowie ausführliche Erläuterungen bezüglich der Bedingungen u. der Rechte an den eingereichten Texten. Äußerst selten und nur in wenigen Bibliotheken nachzuweisen, wird der Band jedoch im ?Deutschen Wörterbuch? der Gebrüder Grimm zitiert. Nicht bei NUC u. GV. Nicht in der ÖNB. - 1735 kam es in Schemnitz zur Gründung einer Bergschule. 1770 erfolgte die Erhebung zur Bergakademie für das ganze Habsburgerreich und die gleichzeitige Auflösung aller anderen noch bestehenden privaten Lehranstalten. Eine 1762 an der Universität Prag eingerichtete Lehrkanzel für Bergwirtschaft wurde 1772 hierher verlegt. Schemnitz gilt damit als die älteste Berbauakademie der Welt. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG. 8°. XIV, 1 nn. Bll., 362 S., 3 nn. Bll., 2 gef., gest. Taf., mit e. Tielblattvignette, zwei Kopfleisten, e. Kopfstück u. e. Schlussvignette. Marmorierter Lederband d. Zeit, mit Rückenschildchen und reicher Rückenverzierung in Goldprägung, Einbanddeckel mit Streicheisenlinien, Vorsatz aus zweifärbig bedrucktem Buntpapier, Buchschnitt rotgefärbt, wenig bestoßen, berieben, Einbanddeckel gelockert, Gelenken etwas eingerissen, mit Wurmgängen, Lederbezug am Rücken rissig, an den Kapitalen schadhaft, Seiten durchgehend schwach gebräunt, bzw. braunfleckig. Mit verblasstem Rundstempel und Besitzvermerk von alter Hand am Titelblatt, sowie einer alten Bleistiftanmerkung (1846) am vorderen fliegenden Vorsatzblatt verso. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Icones Pictae Plantarum Rariorum

      First Edition. Folio. Folio. 490x310mm. Unpaginated. Issued without a title page but here a title page has been written in manuscript. Dedication page to the Marchioness of Rockingham and Preface. 37 pp. text and 18 coloured plates. Plate 6 (Portlandia grandiflora) is a large folded image. Text in English. Nineteenth century marbled paper over boards with green cloth to the spine. There is wear to the backstrip with tearing at the head and foot with some loss. The covers are worn at the extremities and there is bumping to the edges and corners. The text block is in excellent condition with only minor chipping to the edges and foxing. The celebrated plates by James Sowerby are in fine condition throughout, protected by tissue paper with all titles and descriptions clearly legible. This is a very good copy of an important and scarce book.Sir James Edward Smith (1759-1828) was born in Norwich, educated at home and then at Edinburgh University where he studied medicine. He also took a medical degree at the University of Leiden. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1785 and in 1788, he, with The Reverend Samuel Goodenough and Thomas Marsham founded the Linnean Society and Smith was appointed its first President. Smith was one of the leading botanists of his day publishing his first book on plants in 1785. The Icones Pictae was issued in three fasciculi (Henrey, 1345) in 1790 (pls. 1-6), 1792 (pls 7-12) and 1793 (pls 13-18) but was left incomplete due to insufficient patronage. Smith and Sowerby were close friends and professional colleagues. Smith contributed much of the text for Sowerby's journal, English Botany and they worked together on Exotic Botany, A Specimen of the botany of New Holland as well as the Icones Pictae. In his preface to this work, Smith describes Sowerby as "one of the best botanical draughtsmen this country ever possessed". These are generous, but as this volume demonstrates, well-deserved words.

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        Vue de la Sicile peintes par Ja. Ph. Hackert, gravées par B. A. Dunker

      Napoli 1790 - Vue de la Sicile peintes par Ja. Ph. Hackert, gravées par B. A. Dunker. Napoli, George Hackert, S. d. ma circa 1790. In-ottavo, legatura in cartonato verde del XX secolo (mm. 260 x 195). Dodici magnifiche vedute (ognuna 160 x 205 all’impronta del rame) dedicate a Maria Teresa Infante delle Due Sicilie. Rarissima "suite" completa, dove il tratto finissimo dell’incisore ha reso perfettamente la grande sensibilità pittorica del famoso pittore tedesco, tanto apprezzato da Goethe. La prima tavola con le rovine di Selinunte e la dedicatoria (con stemma) funge da frontespizio. Sono poi rappresentati otto templi di Agrigento, quello di Segesta, la Grotta delle Capre sull’Etna ed infine il cratere dell’Etna. Balthasar Anton Dunker (1746 Stralsund - 1807 Berna) è uno dei migliori traduttori a stampa delle opera di Hackert. L’editore George Hackert, incisore del Re delle Due Sicilie, era il fratello di Philipp. Ossidazioni sulla prima tavola col frontespizio, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Opera di grande rarità. Dimensioni [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE MUTINY ON BOARD HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP BOUNTY; and the Subsequent Voyage of Part of the Crew, in the Ship's Boat, From Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, To Timor, a Dutch Settlement in the East Indies.

      London: George Nicol, bookseller to His Majesty, Pall-Mall, 1790.. FIRST EDITION 1790. 4to, approximately 255 x 200 mm, 10 x 8 inches, trimmed copy, frontispiece plan of the of the Bounty's launch and three charts, 2 folding, pages: iv, - title page and advert leaf, [1]- 88, bound in quarter red morocco with gilt lettering and rules, marbled boards and endpapers replaced when bound. Plan of the Bounty unevenly trimmed with loss to ruled borders, 1 chart trimmed with loss of about an inch to lower part, no loss to image except border, small neat repair to blank side of large folding plate of the track of the Bounty and three tiny pinholes just above the repair, small neat repair to top blank margin of last page, signs of adhesion or paper fault affecting final 2 pages, 2 letters inked in, tiny closed tear to margin of advert leaf neatly repaired, a few pages have shallow creases, small pale brown stain to 1 page, otherwise a very good copy. See: The Parsons Collection, Rare Pacific Voyage Books From the Collection of David Parsons, by Hordern House, Part II, No. 151; The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, page 26; Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, Volume 1, page 33; Jonathan Wantrup, Australian Rare Books 1788-1900, page 128; Bibliotheca Polynesiana by Bjarne Kroepelien, page 32, No.87. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Voyage de Monsieur Le Vaillant dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique par le cap de Bonne-Espérance dans les anneés 1780, 81, 82, 83, 84 & 85

      1790 - 2 tomes en 2 vol. , de I. Paris, Leroy, 1790, in-8, 2 tomes en 2 vol. , de I. Front, XXIV, 383pp, 5pl. -II. (2), 403pp, 6pl, veau fauve marbré de l'époque, dos lisses, pièces de titre rouges, tranches rouges, filet à froid en encadrement sur les plats et filet doré sur les coupes, Un frontispice et 11 planches sur cuivre, représentant des vues, des indigènes (principalement des Hottentots) et des animaux (2 pl. de girafes). PREMIERE EDITION de cet ouvrage en format in-8 (il existe en effet une édition originale en format in-4, parue la même année). Récit du premier voyage en Afrique de François Levaillant (1753-1824), effectué en 1780-mars 1783. Ce naturaliste séjournera une deuxième fois dans cette contrée en 1783-1785 (la relation de ce second séjour sera publiée en 1795). Ornithologue de formation, il collectera au cours de ses voyages de nombreux spécimens d'oiseaux. A son retour, il rédigera des livres ornithologiques, dont une "Histoire naturelle des oiseaux d'Afrique" en 6 volumes. Contient notamment des détails anthropologiques, un vocabulaire d'histoire naturelle en français-hollandais-hottentot (t. II, pp.151-153), ainsi qu'une description des girafes (fin du t. II). Exemplaire bien complet de ses planches, surtout de la gravure de la Hottentote dite "au tablier", dont la configuration anatomique était considérée comme "un rafinement de coquetterie" (t. II, pl. VII) (Chadenat la mentionne comme faisant souvent défaut): "elle laissa détacher son petit tablier, & me permit de contempler tranquillement ce que le lecteur verra lui-même dans la Copie fidèle que j'en ai-tirée" (t. II, p.346). Rousseurs. Mors fragiles et coiffes restaurées, pièces de tomaison manquantes. Brunet III, p. 1034 ; Chadenat n°4348 ; Wellcome III-507. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Pucelle d'Orléans, Poëme héroï-comique en dix-huit chants.

      - Londres, [i.e. Paris, Cazin], 1790. Petit in-12 (118 x 76 mm), plein chagrin bleu pétrole à grain écrasé, dos à 5 nerfs filetés or orné de compartiments garnis de doubles filets dorés, jeu de filets d'encadrement sur les plats, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (rel. vers 1860), (4), 264 p. (paginé 642 par erreur), portrait de Jeanne d'Arc, frontispice représentant Voltaire au côté de Jeanne d'Arc, 18 planches très libres. Rare édition illustrée de la suite connue sous le nom de "suite anglaise", bien complète du portrait de Jeanne d’Arc, du frontispice représentant Voltaire au côté de Jeanne d’Arc, ainsi que de 18 planches très libres imprimées sur papier fort, gravées par Duflos d’après les dessins de Marillier. Cette édition à la date de 1790, dans sa version illustrée est rare. Aucun exemplaire n’est recensé: elle manque à la BnF, au CCFr, à WorldCat ainsi qu’aux principales bibliographies (Pia, 'Livres de l’Enfer', Cohen, Gay, Dutel). (Cf. Bengesco, I, p. 486 et Corroënne, 'Manuel de Cazinophile', I, p. 93). Quelques petites rousseurs. Joli exemplaire, imprimé sur papier de Hollande, bien relié. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Terra di Lavoro ed i Principati Citeriore ed Ulteriore

      Roma 1790 - - EDIZIONE ORIGINALE, COLORITURA COEVA - Importante e decorativa mappa tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801, opera che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò al Cassini al fine di sostituire l’ormai obsoleto "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini, Chierico Regolare Somasco fu geografo e cartografo, ma anche intagliatore di architetture e prospettive - uno dei migliori discepoli di Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Cassini fu uno degli ultimi sferografi italiani del Settecento ed i suoi globi ebbero una notevole diffusione, come pure questo "Nuovo Atlante Geografico". Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, leggere bruniture, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. L'Atlante del Cassini fu ristampato dalla Calcografia Camerale nel primo quarto del XIX secolo, prima del 1839. Solo gli esemplari di prima edizione come questo sono stampati su carta vergata coeva e sono colorati a mano in epoca. Le tirature del XIX secolo sono già su carta meccanica, priva di vergelle, e generalmente in bianco e nero. - FIRST EDITION, CONTEMPORARY OUTLINE COLOUR - The Italian painter and engraver, Giovanni Maria Cassini, produced this splendid map of as part of his epic three-volume atlas. Published in: Nuovo atlante geografico universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni. Roma, Calcografia camerale, 1792-1801. Cassini was geographer and cartographer but he was also good at engraving architectural items and perspectives – he was one of the best disciples Giovanni Battista Piranesi had. Moreover, Cassini was one of the last artists to engrave spheres in the XVIII century and his globes were quite famous and widespread, and realized the most important Italian Atlas of the XVIII century; his maps always bear a cartouche, extremely rich in colours and details. Copperplate with fine original hand colour, some foxing, otherwise in very good condition. The Cassini's Atlas was reprinted by the Calcografia Camerale in the first quarter of XIXth century (before 1839). Only the first edition of the atlas is printed on contemporary laid paper, while the late issue are on XIXth century paper and often without colour. Dimensioni 500 370mm

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        Les Arabes en Espagne.Paris, Dondey-Dupré and sons, 1824. 8vo. Contemporary paste-paper wrappers.

      WorldCat (5 copies); cf. Pouillon (ed.), Dictionnaire des orientalistes de langue française, nouv. éd., p. 485; Melville & Ubayadli, Christians and Moors in Spain, p. 145. Rare offprint of an article on the Islamic conquest of Spain based on Arabic sources. The first part describes the conquest by Abd al-Rahman of the Visigothic Kingdom and the establishment of the Caliphate of Córdoba. In the second part, the author describes and admires the poetry of the region before giving the first (annotated) translation into French of the elegy written by Abu al-Baqa' al-Rundi (1204-1285) on the occasion of the conquest of several Moorish cities by Castile in 1267. In it, al-Rundi describes the fall of several civilizations including the Persian Empire and the Umayyad Caliphate, before lamenting the fall of several Andalusian cities and finally urging the Arabs of North-Africa "living tranquil and serene" to come to the aid of their brethren in Spain.Jean-Baptiste-André Grangeret de Lagrance (1790-1859) was a French Arabist and translator of Arabic poetry. He had studied Arabic and Persian with Silvestre de Sacy. In 1822 he became one of the founders of the Journal Asiatique, where he published “Les Arabes en Espagne”.Binding somewhat worn and some browning at the edges; a good copy.

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        Festa di Sant'Andrea ad Amalfi

      Londra 1790 - Veduta della festa di Sant’Andrea ad Amalfi, tratta da un disegno di Luois Jean Desprez. Amalfi festeggia Sant’Andrea, patrono della città, ben due volte all'anno, una il 30 novembre, l'altra il 27 giugno nell'anniversario del miracolo che salvò la città di Amalfi dall'invasione del pirata Kair-Ad-Din detto Barbarossa nel 1544. Sant'Andrea è protettore dei pescatori di tutto il mondo, di pescivendoli e di tutti coloro che hanno a che fare con la pesca. Ai festeggiamenti del 30 novembre, partecipa tutta la popolazione, ed è in questa occasione che avviene il "miracolo di Sant’Andrea", per tanti versi molto simile al miracolo della liquefazione del sangue di San Gennaro. Probabile che il Desprez realizzi il disegno durante il suo viaggio in Italia, durante il quale descrive molto luoghi dell'Italia meridionale, poi base iconografica per il "Voyage Pittoresque" dell'abate Richard de Saint-Non. Incisione all'acquatinta ad inchiostro bistro, lievemente rifilata all'interno della linea marginale, piccole crepe di carta, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rarissima. View of the feast of St. Andrew in Amalfi , taken from a drawing by Louis Jean Desprez. Amalfi celebrates St. Andrew, patron saint of the city, twice a year, on Nov. 30, the other June 27 anniversary of the miracle that saved the city from the invasion of Amalfi pirate Kair -Ad- Din said Barbarossa in 1544. St. Andrew is the patron of fishermen from all over the world, fishmongers and all those that have to do with fishing . The celebrations of November 30 , participates in the entire population, and it is on this occasion that happens the "miracle of St. Andrew " , in many ways very similar to the miracle of the liquefaction of the blood of San Gennaro. Likely that the realized design Desprez during his trip to Italy, during which describes a lot of places in southern Italy , then iconographic basis for the " Voyage Pittoresque " by the Richard de Saint-Non. Aquatint printed with bistro ink, slightly trimmed within the marginal line, small cracks of paper, otherwise in excellent condition. An extremely rare work. Frölich, Johan Fredrik Martins gravyrer, Stockholm, 1939, 291 II. Dimensioni 840 535mm

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        THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, OR UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE: CONTAINING ESSAYS ON AGRICULTURE- COMMERCE- MANUFACTURES- POLITICS- MORALS- AND MANNERS. VOL. VII. FROM JANUARY TO JUNE, 1790.

      Carey, Stewart and Co.,, Philadelphia: 1790 - Volume VII, Numbers I-VI [January 1790 - June 1790]. 344, 44 [Appendix I- Poetry], 44 [Appendix II- Public Papers], 44 [i.e., 40; Appendix III- Proceedings of Congress], 40 [Appendix IV- Foreign Intelligence], IV [Index] pp. Mild foxing and toning. Appendix IV [Foreign Intelligence] is missing pages 13-16. Else Very Good, in modern quarter calf and marbled boards. "The Printers" dedicate this Volume VII to Reverend John Carroll, Bishop Elect of the Catholic Church, in the United States." A Maryland native, Carroll founded Georgetown University. His cousin was the Signer Charles Carroll of Carrollton. The volume is a remarkable compilation of significant documents and events in the building of the new Nation. The Volume prints an interesting variety of Carey's favorite subjects: essays on manufactures, the U.S. debt, the West Indian trade, the influence of religion on civil society, commerce, exports and imports, capital punishment, freedom, taxation; letters from various public figures; and other significant documents. Appendix II prints the Constitution of the Maryland Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery and the Relief of Free Negroes, of which Samuel Chase and Luther Martin were honorary counselors. It also prints the proceedings of the First Congress proposing the adoption of the original twelve proposed constitutional amendments, and conveying them to the States; and the Address of the Roman Catholics of the United States to President Washington. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Governo della Toscana sotto il regno di sua Maestà il Re Leopoldo II

      Firenze, per Gaetano Cambiagi Stampatore Reale, 1790. In 4°, solida mz. perg. coeva con punte, dorso con nervi, pp.(4nn)-76- cc.(60) di dimostrazioni con 4 grandi prospetti ripiegati f.t. Interessante racconto di tutta l'amministrazione della finanza, della giustizia civile e criminale, del commercio, delle arti e del bene pubblico dal 1765 al dicembre 1789. Azienda del sale, gabelle dei contratti, azienda del tabacco, azienda delle carte da gioco, azienda della carta bollata, della Real Magona, azienda dei lotti, Uffizio delle Poste, Sigillo delle carni, Tassa di macine, Accademia di belle arti... Qualche lavoretto di tarlo al dorso peraltro splendido fresco es. impresso su carta azzurra.

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        Le voyageur à Paris extrait du guide des amateurs et des étrangers voyageurs à Paris contenant une description sommaire, mais exacte, de tous les monumens, chef-d'?uvres des arts, établissemens utiles, & autres objets de curiosité que renferme cette capitale. ... 8e édition.

      Paris, Gatterey, 1790, 2 parties en 1 vol. in 12, de LXVI-280 pp. et XLIV-280 pp. 2ff. et 1 plan de Paris se dépl. en tête, pl. basane marbrée époque, dos lisse orné, coiffe sup. lég. restaurée sinon bon exemplaire. Précieux guide pour les renseignements qu'il contient, en particulier sur les spectacles et les cabinets de curiosités.Dernière édition, apportant un intéressant témoignage sur le Paris révolutionnaire. ¶ Dufour p.508 - Mareuse n°149

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        MATHEMATIKER. "The Mathematician". Der Mathematiker mit seinem Gehilfen an seinem Tisch bei einer mathematischen Aufgabe, mit einem Zirkel in der Rechten, links im Vordergrund ein Globus.

      - Schabkunstblatt von James MacArdell nach Rembrandt van Rijn, um 1790, 43 x 35,5 cm. Nagler Bd. I, S. 149-150: "Man zählt ihn zu den besten englischen Schwarzkunststechern. . Er lieferte fast lauter vortreffliche Blätter". - Die Ränder und rechts zwei Einrisse professionell restauriert und kaum sichtbar, minimal berieben.

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        Scheveningen - naar Van de Velde.

      LA PLAGE DE SCHEVELINGENKopergravure vervaardigd rond 1790 door F.B. Lorieux, naar ontwerp van Jacques Fran?ois Swebach die op zijn beurt een schilderij van Adriaen van de Velde (1636 - 1672) natekende. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. (afbeelding) ca.: 23,5 x 33 cm; (lijst) 47 x 53,5 cm.Adriaen van de Velde?s werken geven gewoonlijk voorstellingen uit het boeren leven weer, tevens was hij bekwaam kustlandschapschilder. Hij registreerde het losse, vrije leven van de boerenstanden in een tijd dat de hogere standen weinig om hen gaven en dat het godsdienstige leven afnam. Pieter Brueghel was hem daarin 100 jaar eerder reeds voorgegaan. Van de Velde geeft het stille boerenleven weer en vertelt het verhaal van hun dagelijks bestaan.Op dit tafereel rijdt een indrukwekkende koets over het vredige strand van Scheveningen met een ruiter op het eerste paard en de voerman die zijn zweep laat knallen. Een van de bedienden rent achter twee jachthonden aan die in het zand spelen. Het is de koets van de jonge Prins van Oranje (Willem III), toekomstig Stadhouder en Koning van Engeland. Het is laag tij, dorpelingen lopen over het strand, kinderen spelen en een garnalenviser komt terug van de vangst met een groot schepnet. Op de duin het houten ?Kalhuis? daarachter de kerktoren van Scheveningen.Prijs: ?650,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        Mer Mediterranée Seconde Feuille..

      1790. Carta nautica del Mediterraneo centrale. - le carte edite dal Depot de la Marine - Per contrastare lo strapotere navale della flotta inglese re Luigi XIV comprese la necessita di dotare le sue navi di carte nautiche in grado di renderle competitive con la marina antagonista. Un primo tentativo si ebbe con il Neptune Francais del 1693, ma solo agli inizi del diciottesimo secolo iniziò una grande campagna di rilievo delle coste del Mediterraneo e di altri mari, che portò alla realizzazione di numerose mappe, raccolte nel Dépot des Cartes et Planes de la Marine del 1720. Tuttavia il fondatore dell'idrografia francese può essere considerato a tutti gli effetti Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) che per oltre cinquant'anni fu al servizio della Marina quale ingegnere e cartografo, tanto che gli venne assegnato il titolo quale primo "Ingegnere Idrografo della Marina" e quindi addirittura quello di "Idrografo Reale". Durante il suo servizio gli furono commissionati i rilievi delle coste francesi prima e successivamente quelle di praticamente tutto il mondo conosciuto. La sua produzione fu immensa e le sue carte nautiche, di grande qualità, apparvero in più edizioni fino oltre la fine del diciottesimo secolo. Questo grande fondo cartografico diede vita alla produzione ed alla vendita di carte navali, prima basate su quelle del Bellin, successivamente ampliate e migliorate da altri ingegneri di marina, sia francesi che non. Le carte nautiche venivano vendute separatamente e recavano tutte l'inconfondibile timbro con l'ancora e le corone (quando regnava la monarchia) del Depot Generale de la Marine. Raccolte delle stesse carte venivano invece pubblicate sotto il nome di Neptune Francois, monumentale opera che ebbe numerosissime ristampe fino alla metà del secolo successivo. Il seguente gruppo di carte è tratto da un volume denominato Neptune de la Méditerranée, riguardante il Mediterraneo. Incisione in rame, finemnete colorata a mano, in otimo stato di conservazione, salvo controindicazioni. To fight against the powerful English fleet, king Louis XIV decided to endow his ships with nautical charts that could enable them to compete with the enemy. The Neptune Francais, in 1693, can be considered a first attempt, but it was only at the beginning of the Eighteenth century that a campaign of study of the Mediterranean coasts and sea was started, leading to the realization of maps, collected in the Dépot des Cartes et Planes de la Marine in 1720. Nevertheless, the real founder of French hydrography can be considered Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772), who served for more than fifty years the navy as engineer and cartographer, which win him first the title of "Hydrographer Engineer of the Navy" and then of "Royal Hydrographer". His first commitment was to study the French coasts fisrt, and then of the whole world. His production was massive and his nautical charts, due also to their quality, were published in many edition until the end of the XVIII century. This allowance led to the production and the selling of sea charts, at first based on those from Bellin, then developed by other navy engineers. The sea charts were sold separately, all bearing the stamp with the anchor and the crowns of the Depot Generale de la Marine. Collections of the same charts have been published under the name of Neptune Francois, a monumental work which has been reissued many times until the half of the following century. The following group of charts is taken from a volume entitled Neptune de la Méditerranée, about the Mediterranean sea. Where possible, there is the name of the cartographer, very often the captain of the ship, and the date of the chart. Engravings, in excellent condition. Parigi Paris 545 780

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        Vie privée de l' abbé Maury, écrite sur des Mémoires fournis par lui- même, pour joindre à son Petit Carême.

      ( Paris, de l' imprimerie de J. Grand ). 1790 - In- 8 ; (2)- 28 pp. ; 1/2 veau glacé blond, fine reliure fin XIXème. Ed. originale anonyme, attribuée par Barbier à Hébert, et datant, d' après O. Elyada ("La mise au pilori de l' abbé Maury"), de mai 1790. Toujours d' ap. Elyada, l' un des plus savoureux pamphlets contre la tête de Turc des révolutionnaires, l' abbé Jean- Siffrein Maury, fils du savetier de Valréas (Vaucluse), réactionnaire bavard, tonitruant et âpre au gain. La mère de notre héros, Jacqueline la Pie, encore en espérance d' enfant après quinze ans de mariage, se décide à "aller en pèlerinage à Saint Guignolin". "Le saint est représenté nu dans la chapelle. Les pèlerines raclent avec un petit couteau attaché aux reins du saint, une certaine partie, (ma plume est chaste, et le sexe est habile) ; elles avalent ensuite cette poussière." Grâce à cette "poussière", et au "robuste Cordelier, le père Girofflée", gardien bienveillant du sanctuaire, Jacqueline accouchera bientôt du futur abbé, "colonne de l' église, flambeau de sa patrie et admiration de son siècle". Et plein d' autres anecdotes cocasses ou féroces, dont un somptueux "Cantique de S. Guignolin". Défauts mineurs, peu courant, joliment relié. Attribution ancienne à Marat sur la p. de titre. Un ex. figurait, évidemment, dans la bibliothèque Pixerécourt, (p. 393). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DELLA SALUBRITA' DEL CLIMA DI COMO E DELLE CAUSE CHE POSSONO PREGIUDICARLO. Memoria del Fisico Don Antonio Della Porta, il iuniore patrizio e decurione...; unito con: DELLE CAGIONI CHE POSSONO PREGIUDICARE ALLA SALUBRITA' DEL CLIMA DI COMO, parte seconda.

      1790. Pavia, Giuseppe Bolzani, 1790, cm 13x21, pp 106, + 86 + (2), legatura antica in tutta pelle marmorizzata con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso, con nervi. Due parti in un volume. Ex libris.

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        Des Grossern Biblischen Erbauungsbuches

      Nurnburg, Germany: Erlangen. 1790. First. Later edition. Two volumes. Very good minus condition with first volume chipped at the bottom of the spine and the second volume chipped at the top of the spine, about a half an inch and an inch respectively. Small bookplate to front pastedown of each volume. True raised band binding. Written in German. .

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        darinn alle Städte, Flecken, Herrschaften, Schlösser, Landgüter, Edelsitze, Klöster, Dörfer, wie auch verfallene Schlösser und Städte unter den ehemaligen, und jetzigen Benennungen sammt ihren Merkwürdigkeiten beschrieben werden. Verfasset von Jaroslaus Schaller, a St. Josepho, Priester des Ordens der frommen Schulen, Ehrenmitgliede der königl. preußischen Gesellschaft naturforschender Freunde in Berlin und Halle, und wirklichem Mitgliede der gelehrten Gesellschaft in Jena. 3 Teile in 1 Buch: Siebenther Theil: Saatzer Kreis. Mit einem Titelkupfer "Königliche Stadt Saatz". Achter Theil: Berauner Kreis. Mit einem Titelkupfer "Königl. Stadt Beraun". Neunter Theil: Pilsner Kreis. Mit einem Titelkupfer "Königl. Stadt Pilsen".

      Prag und Wien, in der von Schönfeldschen Handlung. 1787, 1788 und 1790. - 8°. 227, 228, 225 Seiten. Jeder Teil mit einem summarischen Inhaltsverzeichnis. Frakturdruck. Marmorierter Halbleinenband mit eleganter Rückenvergoldung und gesprenkeltem Ganzschnitt. (Deckel minimal beschabt. Farbige Familienplakette auf Deckelinnenseite "Freiherr von Schönau"). - Ein erfreulich gut erhaltenes, sauberes Exemplar ohne Eintragungen. - Ein Exemplar aus dem Besitz des Freiherrn von Schönau. Mit eingedruckten Widmungen: (7. Teil:) Seiner Gnaden dem Hochwürdigen und Hochgelahrten Herrn Herrn Wenzel Mayer, des herzoglichen Stiftes am Strahow zu Prag, und in Mühlhausen regulirter Chorherren von Prämonstrat Abte, im Königreiche Böhmen infulirtem Prälaten, immerwährendem Ordens-Visitatori, und der meisten Klöster seines Ordens durch Böhmen, Mähren, und Pohlen Patri Abbati. Seiner Hochwürden und Gnaden gnädigstem Herrn widmet in schuldigster Ergebenheit der Verfasser. (8. Teil:) Seiner Hochreichsgräflichen Gnaden, dem Hochgebornen Herrn Herrn Franz Joseph.

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        La Calabria Citeriore & La Calabria Ulteriore

      Roma 1790 - - EDIZIONE ORIGINALE, COLORITURA COEVA - Importante e decorativa mappa in 2 fogli tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801, opera che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò al Cassini al fine di sostituire l’ormai obsoleto "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini, Chierico Regolare Somasco fu geografo e cartografo, ma anche intagliatore di architetture e prospettive - uno dei migliori discepoli di Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Cassini fu uno degli ultimi sferografi italiani del Settecento ed i suoi globi ebbero una notevole diffusione, come pure questo "Nuovo Atlante Geografico". Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, leggere bruniture, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dimensioni mm. 500x370 ogni lastra. L'Atlante del Cassini fu ristampato dalla Calcografia Camerale nel primo quarto del XIX secolo, prima del 1839. Solo gli esemplari di prima edizione come questo sono stampati su carta vergata coeva e sono colorati a mano in epoca. Le tirature del XIX secolo sono già su carta meccanica, priva di vergelle, e generalmente in bianco e nero. - FIRST EDITION, CONTEMPORARY OUTLINE COLOUR - The Italian painter and engraver, Giovanni Maria Cassini, produced this splendid map of as part of his epic three-volume atlas. Published in: Nuovo atlante geografico universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni. Roma, Calcografia camerale, 1792-1801. Cassini was geographer and cartographer but he was also good at engraving architectural items and perspectives – he was one of the best disciples Giovanni Battista Piranesi had. Moreover, Cassini was one of the last artists to engrave spheres in the XVIII century and his globes were quite famous and widespread, and realized the most important Italian Atlas of the XVIII century; his maps always bear a cartouche, extremely rich in colours and details. Copperplate with fine original hand colour, some foxing, otherwise in very good condition. The Cassini's Atlas was reprinted by the Calcografia Camerale in the first quarter of XIXth century (before 1839). Only the first edition of the atlas is printed on contemporary laid paper, while the late issue are on XIXth century paper and often without colour. Dimensioni

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        English Botany; or, Coloured Figures of British Plants,

      London: Printed for the Author, by J. Davis [and various imprints],, 1790–1814. with their essential characters, synonyms, and places of growth. To which will be added, occasional remarks. (Together with:] General Indexes to the thirty-six volumes of English Botany. London: James Sowerby, 1814. 36 volumes bound as 18 plus Index volume: 19 volumes octavo (233 x 134 mm). Contemporary green half straight-grained morocco, decorative gilt spines, marbled sides, edges & endpapers. 2,592 fine handcoloured engraved plates by James Sowerby. Provenance: armorial bookplate of F. C. Walrond (dated 1939); neat pencilled ownership inscription of "H. Wynne Finch" on preliminary blank in volume I; Colonel Sir William Heneage Wynne-Finch (1893-1969), translator of Fracastor: Syphilis or the French disease: a poem in Latin hexameters by Girolamo Fracastoro (1935); as a captain in the Scots Guards during the Great War he was wounded twice, mentioned in despatches twice, and awarded the MC. He was advisor to the Egyptian Army between 1919 and 1926, and later JP and Lord-Lieutenant of Caernarvonshire (1941-1960). His neat annotations are scattered though the letterpress, and in the Index he notes the discovery of a particular moss on Dartmoor, in the company of Vernon Rendall, editor of the Athenaeum (1900-16) and author of Wild Flowers in Literature (Scholartis Press, 1934). Scattered light foxing, occasional very pale offsetting from text to plates, some light pencil annotations. A lovely set. First edition of "the first extensive description of the British flora" (ODNB), complete and in a very appealing contemporary binding. "One of the most celebrated of all British floras is Sowerby's English Botany. This periodical publication, issued in 267 numbers, and published in thirty-six volumes between 1790 and 1814, contains 2,592 beautifully coloured illustrations of plants most of which are drawn and engraved by James Sowerby. The plates are accompanied by descriptive letterpress by the eminent botanist James Edward Smith... English Botany proved a success from the first... [and] is of value even to the present day as a work of reference, and as an illustrated flora of our country it has never been surpassed" (Blanche Henrey, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature before 1800, II pp. 141-43). "In order to obtain material for description in English Botany, Sowerby requested botanists throughout the country to submit suitable specimens. By appealing to their vanity, or willingness to serve science, he established the network of naturalists that enabled his family to produce a succession of natural history publications. Dawson Turner (1755–1858), an early contributor, joined him on a botanical tour of Cornwall in 1799 - one of the few occasions that Sowerby carried out fieldwork and did not use pressure of work as an excuse to hide a dislike of travelling" (ODNB). Sowerby and Smith's extraordinary national network of botanists in exemplified in the letterpress, which often identifies a botanist by name and gives the location of where an example was found; as in the case of the "Brownish Covered Lichen (Lichen melaleucus)": "Found on the bark of young oaks, in St. Leonard's forest, Sussex, by Mr. W. Borrer" - a reference here to the eminent botanist William Borrer. Complete sets are decidedly uncommon, and particularly so when encountered in such an attractive contemporary binding.

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        Voyage en Suisse

      Edition illustrated with 7 folding plates, 2 maps of Switzerland and Mont Blanc, and a panorama of the Alps.Binders half percaline nineteenth beige. Back with as exhibits in red morocco. green paper boards. spine soiled. Coins very blunt. Small pale scattered spots. Chez Letellier à Paris 1790 In-8 (12x20cm) vij (1bc.) iv, 454pp. et (4) iv, 432pp. et (4) 463pp. 3 tomes en 3 volumes reliés

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        A dictionary of the English and Italian languages ... to which is prefixed, and Italian and English grammar. A new edition. Corrected and improved by Peter Ricci Rota, master of languages

      London: for J.F. and C. Rivington [et al.], 1790. First edition to come under outside editorship, 4to, 2 vols. in 1, pp. [3], vi-xxxiv, plus unpaginated lexicon; [4], xxxix, [1], plus unpaginated lexicon; possibly lacking a half-title; the English title bound before the Italian, the Italian before the English; occasional spots and stains, and internally very good; full contemporary mottled calf rehinged, the whole scuffed and rubbed with a few minor chips out. Strongly based on Altieri, Baretti's dictionary was first published in 1760. Several editions ensued; this edition was edited and published within a year after Baretti's death. Vancil, p. 19.

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        Monte Pio de Corregidores y Alcaldes Mayores que nombra SM.

      1790 - Eighteenth-Century Spanish Regulations Concerning Loans to Government Officials [Spain]. [Loans]. [Pensions]. Monte Pio de Corregidores y Alcaldes Mayores que nombra S.M. Inclusos los del Territorio de las Ordenes Militares. Madrid: En la Imprenta de Don Benio Cano, 1790. 467 pp. Folio (11-3/4" x 8-1/4"). Contemporary tree sheep, gilt fillets to boards, gilt fillets and ornaments to spine, gilt tooling to board edges, marbled endpaper, detached ribbon marker laid in. Some minor nicks to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped. Very light toning to text, faint dampstaining to a few leaves, a few minor worn holes. A handsome copy. * Only edition. A collection of legislation establishing a system of low-interest loans for aldermen, mayors and the governors of military districts in Spain (and New Spain). This legislation has its roots in the "Mounts of Piety," a system of pawnbrokers run as a charity by the Catholic Church in Europe in the Late Middle Ages to offer low-interest loans to the needy. The regulations in the present volume offered low-interest loans from the state treasury secured against amounts intended to fund the borrower's pension. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America (Duke University). Palau, Manual del Librero Hispano-Americano 177.666. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mer Mediterranée Seconde Feuille.

      Parigi 1790 - Carta nautica del Mediterraneo centrale. - le carte edite dal Depot de la Marine - Per contrastare lo strapotere navale della flotta inglese re Luigi XIV comprese la necessita di dotare le sue navi di carte nautiche in grado di renderle competitive con la marina antagonista. Un primo tentativo si ebbe con il Neptune Francais del 1693, ma solo agli inizi del diciottesimo secolo iniziò una grande campagna di rilievo delle coste del Mediterraneo e di altri mari, che portò alla realizzazione di numerose mappe, raccolte nel Dépot des Cartes et Planes de la Marine del 1720. Tuttavia il fondatore dell’idrografia francese può essere considerato a tutti gli effetti Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) che per oltre cinquant’anni fu al servizio della Marina quale ingegnere e cartografo, tanto che gli venne assegnato il titolo quale primo "Ingegnere Idrografo della Marina" e quindi addirittura quello di "Idrografo Reale". Durante il suo servizio gli furono commissionati i rilievi delle coste francesi prima e successivamente quelle di praticamente tutto il mondo conosciuto. La sua produzione fu immensa e le sue carte nautiche, di grande qualità, apparvero in più edizioni fino oltre la fine del diciottesimo secolo. Questo grande fondo cartografico diede vita alla produzione ed alla vendita di carte navali, prima basate su quelle del Bellin, successivamente ampliate e migliorate da altri ingegneri di marina, sia francesi che non. Le carte nautiche venivano vendute separatamente e recavano tutte l’inconfondibile timbro con l’ancora e le corone (quando regnava la monarchia) del Depot Generale de la Marine. Raccolte delle stesse carte venivano invece pubblicate sotto il nome di Neptune Francois, monumentale opera che ebbe numerosissime ristampe fino alla metà del secolo successivo. Il seguente gruppo di carte è tratto da un volume denominato Neptune de la Méditerranée, riguardante il Mediterraneo. Incisione in rame, finemnete colorata a mano, in otimo stato di conservazione, salvo controindicazioni. To fight against the powerful English fleet, king Louis XIV decided to endow his ships with nautical charts that could enable them to compete with the enemy. The Neptune Francais, in 1693, can be considered a first attempt, but it was only at the beginning of the Eighteenth century that a campaign of study of the Mediterranean coasts and sea was started, leading to the realization of maps, collected in the Dépot des Cartes et Planes de la Marine in 1720. Nevertheless, the real founder of French hydrography can be considered Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772), who served for more than fifty years the navy as engineer and cartographer, which win him first the title of "Hydrographer Engineer of the Navy" and then of "Royal Hydrographer". His first commitment was to study the French coasts fisrt, and then of the whole world. His production was massive and his nautical charts, due also to their quality, were published in many edition until the end of the XVIII century. This allowance led to the production and the selling of sea charts, at first based on those from Bellin, then developed by other navy engineers. The sea charts were sold separately, all bearing the stamp with the anchor and the crowns of the Depot Generale de la Marine. Collections of the same charts have been published under the name of Neptune Francois, a monumental work which has been reissued many times until the half of the following century. The following group of charts is taken from a volume entitled Neptune de la Méditerranée, about the Mediterranean sea. Where possible, there is the name of the cartographer, very often the captain of the ship, and the date of the chart. Engravings, in excellent condition. Dimensioni 545 780mm

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        Geometrischer Plan von der Gegend der Freyen Reichs Wahl und Handel Stadt Franckfurth am Mayn herausgegeben durch C.L. Thomas, zu Franckfurth am Mayn bey welchem dieser Plan zu finden ist. 1790 - Zu finden auf der Friedberger Gasse Lit. G. N°. 17. - H. Cöntgen Sculps. Mog.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Heinrich Hugo Cöntgen b. Christian Ludwig Thomas in Frankfurt am Main, dat. 1790, 40 x 65 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. A - D, S. 293 und Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 266. - Zeigt den Frankfurter Großraum von Frankfurt-Fechenheim bis Frankfurt-Höchst und von Frankfurt-Bockenheim bis Neu-Isenburg. - Frankfurt und Höchst mit Stadtplan. - Unten rechts Titelkartusche. - Oben links "Erklärungen der in Frankfurt und Sachsenhausen befindlichen Ziffern, nach dem Rang der Quartieren". - Unten links Maßstab. - Sehr seltene Karte!

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        Observations made on a Tour from Bengal to Persia, in the Years 1786-7.

      London: T. Cadell., 1790. With a short account of the remains of the celebrated palace of Persepolis; and other interesting events. Octavo (256 × 125 mm). Early 19th-century diced calf by J. Painter of Wrexham (with his ticket), decorative gilt spine, burgundy-coloured twin labels, speckled edges, marbled endpapers. Early 19th-century armorial bookplate of J. W. Dod (of Cloverley Hall, Shropshire). Spine rubbed and a little worn at extremities of spine, boards darkened at inner edge, paper flaw at Z6 (not affecting letterpress), scattered foxing. A very good copy. First London edition; originally published Calcutta 1788, Lowndes notes that a French edition followed in 1797. "An important book in the growing interest of Orientalism" (Ghani). Francklin (1763–1839) was the son of the classical scholar and dramatist Thomas Francklin. He was educated at Westminster and Trinity College, Cambridge, before being commissioned ensign in the Bengal Army and posted to the 19th Bengal Native Infantry in 1783, rising by 1814 to lieutenant-colonel both in his regiment and in the Army. "A distinguished officer, Francklin also enjoyed considerable reputation as an oriental scholar. In 1786 he made a tour of Persia, in the course of which he lived at Shiraz for eight months as the close friend of a Persian family, and was thus able to write a fuller account of Persian customs than had before appeared … His publications also include a compilation of the memoirs of George Thomas, the military adventurer in India; translations from Persian; archaeological remarks on the plain of Troy, seeking to corroborate the existence of an ancient city there; historical, political, geographic, economic, and religious essays on parts of India. His religious writings include a discussion of the worship of the serpent in various parts of the world. He also maintained a learned correspondence with William Vincent … and was one of the few people to whom Dean Vincent acknowledged obligations in the preface to the Periplus" (ODNB). Francklin was a member, librarian, and member of the council of the Royal Asiatic Society, and was also a member of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. Ghani notes that "Francklin's book was read by Byron … [and that it is] also important because of the retelling of comments the author had heard about Karim Khan Zand [who ruled Iran 1751–1779] … [he also] saw a full cycle of Ta'zie during his stay in Shiraz".

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        Abbildung des adelichen Landgutes Schoenau; Dem Erbauer und ersten Besizzer desselben Herrn Friedrich Wilhelm Carl Freiherrn von Imhoff auf Moerlach Hohenstein u. Schoenau Ober-Jaegermeister und Major Sr. Durchlaucht des regierenden Fürsten zu Hohenlohe-Oehringen Seinem Verehrungswürdigen Onkel gewidmet von Dessen unterthaenigem Diener und Vetter C.J.W.C.J. Haller von Hallerstein'.

      - Kupferstich v. Christoph J.W.C.J. Haller Frhr. von Hallerstein, dat. 1790, 24,5 x 34,5 Nicht bei Schefold! Thieme-Becker, Bd. XVI, S. 520f. (Christoph Jakob Wilhelm Carl Joachim Haller Frhr. von Hallerstein (1771 - 1839) lebte als Zeichner u. Radierer in Nürnberg.

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        Observations made on a Tour from Bengal to Persia, in the Years 1786-7. With a short account of the remains of the celebrated palace of Persepolis; and other interesting events.

      London: T. Cadell. 1790 - Octavo (256 × 125 mm). Early 19th-century diced calf by J. Painter of Wrexham (with his ticket), decorative gilt spine, burgundy-coloured twin labels, speckled edges, marbled endpapers. Early 19th-century armorial bookplate of J. W. Dod (of Cloverley Hall, Shropshire). Spine rubbed and a little worn at extremities of spine, boards darkened at inner edge, paper flaw at Z6 (not affecting letterpress), scattered foxing. A very good copy. First London edition; originally published Calcutta 1788, Lowndes notes that a French edition followed in 1797. "An important book in the growing interest of Orientalism" (Ghani). Francklin (1763–1839) was the son of the classical scholar and dramatist Thomas Francklin. He was educated at Westminster and Trinity College, Cambridge, before being commissioned ensign in the Bengal Army and posted to the 19th Bengal Native Infantry in 1783, rising by 1814 to lieutenant-colonel both in his regiment and in the Army. "A distinguished officer, Francklin also enjoyed considerable reputation as an oriental scholar. In 1786 he made a tour of Persia, in the course of which he lived at Shiraz for eight months as the close friend of a Persian family, and was thus able to write a fuller account of Persian customs than had before appeared His publications also include a compilation of the memoirs of George Thomas, the military adventurer in India; translations from Persian; archaeological remarks on the plain of Troy, seeking to corroborate the existence of an ancient city there; historical, political, geographic, economic, and religious essays on parts of India. His religious writings include a discussion of the worship of the serpent in various parts of the world. He also maintained a learned correspondence with William Vincent and was one of the few people to whom Dean Vincent acknowledged obligations in the preface to the Periplus" (ODNB). Francklin was a member, librarian, and member of the council of the Royal Asiatic Society, and was also a member of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. Ghani notes that "Francklin's book was read by Byron [and that it is] also important because of the retelling of comments the author had heard about Karim Khan Zand [who ruled Iran 1751–1779] [he also] saw a full cycle of Ta'zie during his stay in Shiraz". Ghani, Iran and the West, p.138; Howgego, Exploration to 1800, p. 339; Lowndes III p. 833 ( "much valuable and interesting information"); Wilson, Bibliography of Persia, p. 74. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Extrait des registres du conseil supérieur de l'Isle de France.

      (Port-Louis) Isle de France, Imprimerie Royale, 1790. ____ Rare impression de l'Ile Maurice de l'époque révolutionnaire. Promulgation de mesures pour rétablir l'ordre public pour faire face à l'agitation qui sévit dans la colonie. Toussaint, Bibliography of Mauritius 163. *-------* Printed in Mauritius. Very rare. In-4. Collation : 3 pp., 1 p. bl. Demi-basane brune, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure moderne.).

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        A Rare Collection of Spectacles & Optic Measuring Tools

      United Kingdom, Germany, France, China, circa 1790-1940. An outstanding collection of 62 spectacles featuring a few very rare examples and including a scant few opticians' diagnostic and measuring tools. Some are tinted, some fold, some attach to the ear with string while others sit simply on one's nose, some were used by professionals and others would have been purchased by only the affluent, some are in their original cases. The lot contained in three glass top wooden display cases. A pleasing and expansive representation of specs. An abundant and tangible history of spectacles made in the late 1700s, through the 1800s, and up to the mid-1900s, including some vision testing and lens measuring specimens, this collection serves well to illustrate the making of optical lenses and frames, the shifts in trends and mindsets towards eyewear, and the multiple applications for magnification through glass. [In the 1700s, spectacles were made by hand. The century's most important contributions to eyewear were the invention of side or temple pieces that rest over the ear, the first appearing for the public in 1728, and Benjamin Franklin's invention of bifocals in 1784. Round lenses were almost universal until the end of the 18th century when oval lenses became fashionable.] The most unique and uncommon example of historic eyewear here is a pair of folding spectacles from China, circa 1790-1820, with threads to reach the ears, and housed in an elegant hand-crafted round wooden case with beaded draw string for closure. Also from the late 1700s to early 1800s, the collection features a pair of wig spectacles with a more or less flat bridge and straight temples made of horn or composite. Specialized magnifier eyeglasses are a highlight in this collection. Exceedingly scarce is the pair of 1800s surgeon's magnifying glasses with large square lenses. Another unusual magnifying eyewear possibly dating to the late 1700s features a very small single lens mounted to a post which stretches high from the bridge. Most likely from Germany circa 1925, a style known as the "fernrohrbrille" or telescope glasses, was also used for magnifying. Two monocle magnifying reading glasses are also present. Ten (10) "pince-nez' specimens are included, dating circa 1870-1910, most having metal frames, silver, copper or gold; two are in original owner's cases, one tinted for sun protection. Pince-nez have no temples, but are fit snugly on the bridge of the nose. [A popular style of inexpensive, everyday spectacles was the pince-nez, a French term meaning "nose pincher". Invented some five hundred years earlier, the pince-nez reappeared and was first developed in France circa 1840. They were imported to America after the 1850s. They became very popular as middle-class eyeglasses for both men and women before the end of the 19th century and were worn until about 1920. In America, they gained popularity from frequent use by public figures such as U.S. Presidents Teddy Roosevelt. ] Eight (8) Edwardian era spectacles with thin metal frames and stems are distinct for their large and notably round ear shaping. Five (5) examples this particular style's successor features straighter stems, though is still made of thin metal, one of the present examples having folding or double-hinged stems. The lot also includes two (2) half lens models and three (3) pairs with folding temples (one fully in tact, two with broken temples). [London instrument-maker and optician James Ayscough, invented this first double-hinged temple in 1752. He described these sides as "so contrived as to press neither upon the nose nor upon the temples."] Nine (9) pair of folding opera spectacles, also known as lorgnettes, circa 1850-1890, illustrate style and functionality. An innovative style of eyewear, several feature a trigger release button on the handle to open up the frames. One stem is made of ceramic and ornately decorated with a floral pattern. [A lorgnette is a pair of spectacles with a handle, used to hold them in place, rather than fitting over the ears or nose. Lorgnettes were developed around 1780 from scissor spectacles. Early designs consisted of a pair of eyeglasses with a single long handle. In the 1800s spectacles were considered evidence of old age and infirmity. As a result, people preferred to wear spectacles only when they were needed. This was especially true for women. Those who could afford it, purchased hand-held designs such as the lorgnette to avoid having glasses on their faces. In 1830, a French manufacturer designed a hinged bridge with a spring, which allowed the eyeglasses to be folded. Lorgnettes became extremely popular during the mid to late 1800s.] Three (3) unique pairs of folding sunglasses offer side protection over and above the tinted front lens, two of these are in the style of tinted motoring glasses with blue lenses, and one is pair of steampunk goggles with mesh sideshields. [Tinted lenses first became popular during the 17th century.] For the professionals in the betterment of one's sight, we find an 1870s style optician's lens trial frame made of copper half circles notched with lines and measurement values, a frame without lenses, an optometrist's green and red lensed tool for duochrome testing, and a pair of spectacles with only one blacked out lens with a hole at its center, perhaps for light testing. From Germany we find a pair of Masten-Brille prescription eye glasses in the original metal case, together with original prescription written by an optometrist in Wilmersdorf, Berlin in 1943. Most unique among the European cases is a frog mouth case, cleverly designed oblong lined box which were typically made in the mid to late 1800s, this one belonging to George Jackson & Sons Ltd. a wholesale druggist in Manchester.

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        A TREATISE ON THE CULTURE OF THE VINE, exhibiting new and advantageous methods of propagating, cultivating, and training that plant, so as to render it abundantly fruitful. Together with new hints on the formation of vineyards in England.

      York, printed for the author by G. Peacock; sold by G. Nicol; J. Debrett and J. Stockdale; and E. Jeffery, 1790.. FIRST EDITION WITH AUTHOR'S CLIPPED SIGNATURE,1790, 4to, 270 x 210 mm, 10¾ x 8¼ inches, 5 plates, 3 folding, the 2 singles being views of a vine and of a vineyard, pages: xvi, (4), 224, complete with half-title, 4 pages of subscribers, and 14 pages of index, 2 folding plates face unnumbered leaves of explanation, bound in modern quarter dark brown calf over brown cloth sides, gilt dividing line, raised bands to spine, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. Mark of removed bookplate on front pastedown, signature of author pasted on reverse of half-title, 2 small tears and slight browning to fore-edge of 2 subscribers leaves, now neatly repaired with archival tape, large pale stain to lower corner of pages 1-7, not affecting text, another smaller and much paler to same corner of pages 49-56 and 73-80, fore-edge of 1 folding plate very slightly worn, tiny closed edge tear to 2 pages. A very good copy. The treatise is divided into four books: 1, The Vine; 2, The Vinery; 3, Grafting; 4, Vineyards. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 265, G37890. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        L'Abruzzo Ulteriore e Citeriore e la Contea di Molise

      Roma 1790 - - EDIZIONE ORIGINALE, COLORITURA COEVA - Importante e decorativa mappa tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801, opera che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò al Cassini al fine di sostituire l’ormai obsoleto "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini, Chierico Regolare Somasco fu geografo e cartografo, ma anche intagliatore di architetture e prospettive - uno dei migliori discepoli di Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Cassini fu uno degli ultimi sferografi italiani del Settecento ed i suoi globi ebbero una notevole diffusione, come pure questo "Nuovo Atlante Geografico". Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, leggere bruniture, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. L'Atlante del Cassini fu ristampato dalla Calcografia Camerale nel primo quarto del XIX secolo, prima del 1839. Solo gli esemplari di prima edizione come questo sono stampati su carta vergata coeva e sono colorati a mano in epoca. Le tirature del XIX secolo sono già su carta meccanica, priva di vergelle, e generalmente in bianco e nero. - FIRST EDITION, CONTEMPORARY OUTLINE COLOUR - The Italian painter and engraver, Giovanni Maria Cassini, produced this splendid map of as part of his epic three-volume atlas. Published in: Nuovo atlante geografico universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni. Roma, Calcografia camerale, 1792-1801. Cassini was geographer and cartographer but he was also good at engraving architectural items and perspectives – he was one of the best disciples Giovanni Battista Piranesi had. Moreover, Cassini was one of the last artists to engrave spheres in the XVIII century and his globes were quite famous and widespread, and realized the most important Italian Atlas of the XVIII century; his maps always bear a cartouche, extremely rich in colours and details. Copperplate with fine original hand colour, some foxing, otherwise in very good condition. The Cassini's Atlas was reprinted by the Calcografia Camerale in the first quarter of XIXth century (before 1839). Only the first edition of the atlas is printed on contemporary laid paper, while the late issue are on XIXth century paper and often without colour. Dimensioni 500 370mm

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