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        World, rare 18th century wall map.

      ?A General Map of the World or Terraqueous Globe, with all the New Discoveries and Marginal Delineations, Containing the Most Interesting Particulars in the Solar, Starry and Mundane Systems . . . 1794??.Drawn in London by Thomas Dunn based on earlier cartographic research by J. B. B. D'Anville. Published by Laurie and Whittle as plate nos. 1-2 in the 1797 edition of Thomas Kitchin's General Atlas. Size: 106,7 x 124,5 cm.Beautiful double hemisphere wall map of the world, embellished with a number of different Celestial Models. The map was revised several times to include the discoveries of Captain Cook?s 3 voyages. The general outline of North America is known in 1794. However, few inland expeditions had extended westward beyond the Mississippi. The map notes two separate speculative courses for the mythical River of the West, a northern route extending from Lake Winnipeg and a southern route passing south of Winnepeg through Pike's lake. South America exhibits a typically accurate coastline and limited knowledge of the interior beyond Peru and the populated coastlands. A few islands are noted off the coast, including the Galapagos, which are referred to as the Inchanted Islands. The Amazon is vague with many of its tributaries drawn in speculatively. In Africa we also find the coasts well defined but a vague interior. The Nile River follows the Ptolemaic course with a presumed source in two lakes at the base of the "Mountains of the Moon". Asia is exceptionally well mapped reflecting the most recent information available in Europe. Australia appears in full as New Holland or Terra Australis. Numerous points along the coast are named with associated notes regarding the activities of various explorers. Van Diemen's Land or Tasmania is curiously attached to the mainland - an error that many earlier maps had long ago corrected. There is little trace of either Antarctica or the Great Southern continent.Price: ?4.500,- (excl. BTW/VAT).

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        Indonesia, Strait of Bali - Laurie and Whittle, 1794.

      INDONESIA NAUTICAL CHART?A New Plan of the Straits Situated to the East of Java & Madura commonly called The Straits of Bali and of Pondi and Respondi.? Copper engraving from ?The East-India Pilot, or Oriental Navigator? published in London by Robert Laurie and James Whittle in 1794. Coloured by a later hand. Size approx. 35, 6 x 50,8 cm.Nautical chart of the Strait of Bali, Indonesia, from Java?s eastern extension to include the western half of Bali and the islands of Madura and Respondi (Sapudi). An inset near the left border details Java?s Bay of Ballambouang. Java was a major producer of rice during the colonial era. Madura and most of Java was under the influence of the Dutch during this period.The map offers rich detail including countless depth soundings, notes on the sea floor, commentary on reefs, rhumb lines, shoals, coastal features, place names and a wealth of other practical information for the mariner. Cartographically this chart is derived from earlier maps prepared for Jean-Baptiste d?Apres de Mannevillette?s 1745 Neptune Oriental. De Manevillette based his chart, as noted under the title, on ?observations and remarks of the English Ships; the Winchelsea, commanded by the learned Mr. Howe, from whose surveys the Plan of the Eastern Part of Madura, and the Straits has been delineated; the Chesterfield in 1760; the Royal George in 1766; and of the French Ships, l?Elephant, and le Chameau, 1759: agreeable also with the remarks made by the English Ships, Onslow, Triton, Sandwich, Osterley, in 1758; Tavistock and Hawke in 1759?.Price: ?975,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        Der Drususbogen an der Porta San Sebastiano in Rom, Feldseite, 1794

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: Unterhalb der Darstellung in der Druckplatte signiert, datiert und bezeichnet: "J. Mechau f. Romae 1794 | Arco di Druso, ora, Porta di St: Sebastiano". Werkverzeichnis: Nagler 8, Nr. 4; Fichter Nr. 35. Serie: Mahlerisch radirte Prospecte von Italien, von Johann Christian Reinhart, Jakob Wilhelm Mechau und Albert Christoph Dies. Grösse: 34,2 x 25,7 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: 49,3 x 39,2 cm (Papier). 37,6 x 27,9 cm (Plattenmaß). Beschreibung: Der irrtümliche Name stammt aus dem 16. Jahrhundert und bezeichnet den Bogen der Aqua Antoniniana, eines Nebenarmes der Aqua Marcia, die hier die Via Appia Antica überquerte. Die Wasserleitung entstand im 3. Jahrhundert und versorgte die Caracalla-Thermen. Hinter dem dichtbewachsenen Bogen erheben sich die zinnenbewehrten Türme der Porta S. Sebastiano, eines der Tore der Aurelianischen Stadtmauer. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Eingang zur Villa des Maecenas, 1794

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: Unterhalb der Darstellung in der Druckplatte signiert, datiert und bezeichnet: "A. C. Dies incise Roma 1794 | Porta scura, o. sia Entrata nella Villa Mecenate". Werkverzeichnis: Andresen III, Nr. 21; Fichter Nr. 64. Serie: Mahlerisch radirte Prospecte von Italien, von Johann Christian Reinhart, Jakob Wilhelm Mechau und Albert Christoph Dies. Grösse: 24,7 x 35,2 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: 39,3 x 48,9 cm (Papier). 28 x 37,3 cm (Plattenmaß). Beschreibung: Eine Tagebucheintragung Schinkels vom 15. Oktober 1824 bezieht sich auf diesen Tunnel, der sich zum Ort hin öffnet: „Die alte Straße führte durch die Villa in einem langen, weiten, hoch gewölbten Gang hindurch, der noch ganz erhalten ist [ ] Auf der großen Plattform [ ] über den gewölbten Ruinen der Villa [ ] hat man die unbegrenzte Aussicht in die römischen Fernen." (Schinkel 1979, S. 221). Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Plan of Galloon Bay on the Island of Hay-nan

      London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. unbound. Sea chart. Hand colored copper plate engraving. Image measures 19.5" x 25". This lovely 1794 sea chart depicts Yelong Bay or Galloon Bay on the southern coast of Hainan (Haynan), China. Rhumb lines emanate from the center of the map, spreading out in every direction toward the highly detailed coastlines of the peninsula and its surrounding islands. Xizhou (Turtle Island), Dongzhou (Rocky Island), and Yeshudao (Middle Island) are identified, as is a freshwater lake. Depth soundings are noted throughout as are sand banks and other coastal features important for navigation. Illustrations of buildings adorn the coast with ships sailing in the waters.<br><br>The map, according to the title, presents the bay where the ship 'Earl of Sandwich', under the command of Captain Charles Deane wintered in 1776 and 1777 after having lost her passage to China. Today this region is a premier resort area of Yalong Bay which boasts the finest beaches. <BR><BR>The map appeared in Laurie & Whittle's 1794 "Neptune Orientale." It is in good condition with full margins. Verso repairs and fills along the centerfold and bottom margins. Minor offsetting.<BR><BR>Robert Laurie (c. 1755 - 1836) and James Whittle (1757-1818) were London-based map and atlas publishers active in the late 18th and early 19th century. Their firm combined Laurie's engraving skills with Whittle's social contacts and print sales experience. Together, they published numerous maps and atlases, often enlisting prominent cartographers such as Kitchin, Faden, Jefferys and others to update and modify their plates. This map is a beautiful example of their work.

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        SEYCHELLES: The Mahé Islands in the Indian Ocean 180 Leagues to the North East of Madagascar Geometrically Surveyd in the Year 1768 by L'Abbe Rochon; with the Tracks and Soundings of Several Vessels, Chiefly of the Flute la Digue and the Schooner La Curieuse; from a Drawing communicated by Capt. John Hasell of the Duke of Portland Indiaman.

      London, . 1794 - Copper engraving (Very Good, strong impression and wide original blank margins, light toning, light printing transference), 55 x 50 cm. A fine and scarce British edition of the first broadly accurate chart of the main islands of the Seychelles, based on the mapping of Abbé Rochon, published the year that Britain conquered the islands. This attractive sea chart represents the first broadly accurate mapping of the main islands of the Seychelles, predicated upon the cartography of Alexis-Marie de Rochon (popularly known as the Abbé Rochon), the result of the important 1768-9 French missions to prepare the islands for permanent settlement and to assess the local ocean currents in order to find a faster sailing route between Southern Africa and India. The map focuses on the two main islands of the archipelago, &#145;Isle Seychelles&#146; (today Mahé Island) and Isle Praslin, plus their subsidiary islands. On Mahé Island, at &#145;the Harbour&#146;, today the location of the Seychelles&#146; capital, Victoria, is marked with &#145;A Flagstaff at the Foot of which is placed a Stone which ye French arms are carved thereon in token Possession&#146;, being the location where the French formally claimed the islands in 1756. &#145;Isle Praslin&#146; likewise features &#145;A Flagstaff with a Stone of Possession&#146;. Throughout the chart, all major inlets, headlands, anchorages, as well as navigational hazards and bathymetric soundings are marked. Notably, the map also labels the tracks of the French surveying vessels, the La Digue and La Curieuse, which conducted a reconnaissance of the island in 1768. The present map was published by the leading British chart-making firm of Robert Laurie & James Whittle, and was issued within their highly influential maritime atlas of African and Asian navigation, The East-India Pilot, or Oriental Navigator (London, 1797). The prime antecedent of all of the various French and British charts of the Seychelles based on Rochon&#146;s cartography was the Abbé&#146;s exquisitely drafted original manuscript chart, "Carte plate des isles Seychelles, Praslin, Silhouette, et autres qui leur sont adjacentes situées" (1769), today preserved at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF, département Cartes et plans, GE SH 18 PF 222 DIV 3 P 5). SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION. References: OCLC: 861361948; Cf. For background see: Jean-Paul Morel, &#145;Découverte et Colonisation des Seychelles&#146;, [online article, September 2012], Jean-Paul Morel, &#145;La Digue et la Curieuse en mission de reconnaissance aux îles Seychelles&#146; (17 septembre 1768 - 31 janvier 1769), [online article, October 2012], Jean-Paul Morel, &#145;Le chevalier Grenier et Alexis Rochon: la nouvelle route des Indes. (30 mai &#150; 6 octobre 1769)&#146;, [online article, October 2012]

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        A collection of printed and manuscript documents relating to religious relics in the private chapels of the Durazzo family palace and villa, including 12 printed and 2 manuscript relic authentications

      Genoa, Rome and other places, 1794. Binding size 335 x 233 mm. Contents: 18 documents: 12 printed authentication forms ("authentics"), all accomplished in manuscript, most with woodcut arms of the issuing cleric at top, some with woodcut or typographic three-quarter borders; all with official wax seals or stamps, most attaching a second sheet of paper; plus two full-sheet (2-leaf) manuscript authentification forms and 4 manuscript sections of notes, one in four pages, totalling 8 pages; with two loosely inserted manuscript slips. Many of the authentication forms originally folded, with residual creases, some fraying and staining, sewing loose, a few documents detached. The documents stitched into pale green silk covers over flexible boards, splendidly embroidered, both covers with outer yellow border enclosing a silver arabesque border punctuated with abstract fleur-de-lis in silver, beige and brown, at center the large Durazzo coat of arms embroidered in orange, cream, red, gray, and various shades of blue, set within a large and elegant ornamental cartouche in brown, green, cream and green silk, surmounted by a marquess's crown of with white-dotted silver wire thread with "gems" in green; dark pink satin liners; some darkening to covers possibly from paste used for the liners, stains to lower portion of front cover, a few threads frayed, apparent loss to embroidered motifs on spine, some light soiling, but overall in remarkably fine condition. Provenance: Durazzo family, supra-libros and contents; the volume was acquired in Italy and legally exported (export license will be provided to the purchaser). *** A noble Italian family's relic authentications, in a magnificent embroidered silk binding. This superlative volume is both a beautuful book object and a window into a routine but often neglected aspect of Catholic religious life, codified in the Council of Trent, but inextricable from Christian practice from the earliest era. Mostly printed forms filled in by Bishops or protonotaries, each with its official wax seal or stamp, the documents contained herein confirm the authenticity of fragments from the bodies, clothes, hair, and personal effects of two dozen Saints, the veil of the Virgin, and several fragments of the True Cross. These precious and highly evocative certificates reveal a side of Catholic bureacracy rarely seen but nonetheless crucial to the perpetuation of ecclesiastical power. Most interestingly and unusually, the present certificates of authenticity were issued for relics preserved in the private chapels of a prominent noble family, and were carefully stitched into lavishly embroidered covers emblazoned with the family crest. The Durazzo (or Durazzi) family was one of the most powerful families of Genoa, who contributed no fewer than nine Doges to the city; at the time this volume was assembled the paterfamilias was Marcello Durazzo, Doge of Genoa from 1767 until his death in 1791. Relics are a bedrock of the Catholic Church. "In opposition to the Iconoclasts ... the Second Council of Nicaea anathematized those who despised holy relics and laid down that no church should be consecrated without them... The theological foundation of the cult of relics was worked out by the Schoolmen, especially St. Thomas Aquinas, on the principles laid down by Jerome and Augustine. ... In the 16th century the doctrine was confirmed by the Council of Trent..." (Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, 3rd edition, 1997, p. 1388). To combat the always looming threat of fakes, the Church developed a regulatory system "requir[ing] the authentication of relics if they were to be publicly venerated. They had to be sealed in a reliquary and accompanied by a certificate of authentication, signed and sealed by someone in the Congregation for Saints, or by the local Bishop where the saint lived. Without such authentication, relics are not to be used for public veneration. The Congregation for Saints, as part of the Roman Curia, holds the authority to verify relics in which documentation is lost or missing. The documents and reliquaries of authenticated relics are usually affixed with a wax seal" (Wikipedia, article "Relics"). Although these printed forms provide a glimpse of a veritable industry of relic certificates, the rules governing the process were, and remain, rigorous. The Council of Trent decreed, for example, that "in this matter bishops should make use of the advice of theologians and of other pious persons. It would seem that among the latter should be included those who are trained experts in history and archaeology.... The bishop must take care that the relics which are to be authenticated are such as can be exposed fittingly to the veneration of the faithful....He must inquire as to the identity of the relic, i.e. that it really belongs to the saint to whom it is ascribed. ... Among the principal proofs relied upon are: tradition or the veneration by the Church for a long time; the testimony of pious persons worthy of faith and beyond exception, ... or the writing that is found with the relics; and miracles which are done or have been done through their instrumentality. Relics which are recently discovered or produced for the first time cannot be exposed to the veneration of the faithful until they have been duly authenticated and approved" (E. Taunton, The Law of the Church: A Cyclopedia of Canon Law [1906], pp. 54-55). Whether these rules were observed to the letter or not, authentication certificates, known in English as "authentics," granted the right to place and exhibit the relic for the veneration of the faithful in any church, oratory, or chapel. Formulaic phrases came to be used in the authentications (still used in modified forms today). While subject to variation, the consecratory significance remained the same, as is evident from the present documents. Also obvious is the virtually equal importance of the vessels holding the holy relics: usually provided with one or two rock crystal faces, to enable viewing of the relic, these reliquaries, almost always of gold or silver and embellished with filigree or bejewelled decoration, are described in at least as much or more detail than the relics themselves. As explained in two full-page manuscript notes at the head of the volume, dated 1758 and 1763, the present volume contains authentications of relics held in two large silver urns, labeled urn A and urn B, kept in the "new" private family chapel in the apartments of Maria Maddalena Durazzo (1715-1780), Marcello's wife (and cousin). It contains fourteen authentication documents, dating from 1661 to 1794, though most are from the 1730s to 1760s (the document from 1794 is a later, loose insert). Twelve are printed forms completed in manuscript and signed by the officials named in the headings, including Bishops, Archbishops and protonotaries from Genoa or Rome but also from as far afield as Myra in Asia Minor or Porphyreon (present-day Jieh, Lebanon). The documents were issued from Rome, Genoa, the Bishopric of Minerbino (near Bari), and Venice, provided with the requisite seals or stamps, and witnessed, often several years later, by clerics receiving them in Genoa (though one is witnessed by one of the family members, one Maria Anna Durazzi). Two further authentics at the end are entirely in manuscript; written from Genoa in a hasty and barely legible scrawl, they appear to relate to the bequest in 1762 of a group of relics from Marcello Durazzo's mother Paola Fransone Durazzo, to her daughter in law "Manin" (i.e., Maria Maddalena?) Durazzo, the contents of which are itemized in a four-page list. This unusual list consists of a veritable catalogue, not directly of the relics per se, but of the authentications of the relics, apparently necesary for record-keeping since the documents themselves are not present in the volume. Among the relics listed in the authentics and in the manuscript catalogue of other authentics a rather large proportion are fragments of the Virgin's veil. There are also several pieces of the Cross, of which one is itself in the form of a cross, and is housed in a cruciform crystal and gilt bronze reliquary; fragments of the bones of St. Anne, of Saints Mary Magdalene, Francis de Sales, Jeanne de Chantal (founder of the Visitation order), the Apostle Paul, Luigi Gonzaga, Andrea Avellino, Paola Matrona Romana, the Patriarch St. Dominic (founder of the Dominican order), St. Francis of Paola (founder of the order of the Minims), St. Paschal of Baylon, St. James the Apostle and St. Anthony the Abbott (or the Great). Moving beyond bones, there are hairs of St. Catherine of Bologna, teeth of St. Placid, parts of the intestines (Precordi) of St. Frances of Rome and St. Filippo Neri, drops of blood and fat of the martyred St. Lawrence, pieces of the cloak of St. Joseph, of the cowl of Francis of Assisi, of the sheet in which St. Alexander Sauli slept, and of Pope Pius V's belt, vest, ashes, and Agnus Dei (small wax disks impressed with the figure of the Lamb; these were blessed at certain seasons by the Pope and sometimes worn as objects of devotion), and the complete remains of St. Justin Martyr. (A full list of contents in note form is available on request.) When any of the relics (such as the body of St. Justin Martyr, authenticated on 14 August 1758), had to be opened, were moved or exhibited, a new authentication was required, and full details of the relic's movements or adjustments are provided (St. Justin's head, for example, required some "stabilization" after it was moved to the public chapel next to the family's Ramairone villa...). A few authentics mention the Durazzos specifically or state that the relics were sent as a gift from the Pope, e.g., the second printed document, "from the desk of" Fr. Silvester Merani, Titular Bishop of Porphyreon, signed and dated 19 May 1742, certifying a piece of the Veil of the Virgin, from the church of St. Anastasia in Rome, sent by special order of Pope Benedict XIV; or the authentication of the aforementioned body of St. Justin Martyr, also from Merani (though the printed form is different), dated 14 August 1758, which states that the relic was sent from the Cemeterio [that word being part of the printed formulary] S. Calista, by order of Pope Clement XIII, as a gift to his Excellence Master Marcello, Marquess Durazzo. (The catacombs of St. Callixtus, from the third century the officlal burying ground of the Church in Rome, contained the remains of dozens of martyrs and hundreds of early Christians, and naturally became one of the principal officially sanctioned sources of relics.) These surprising asides seem to imply that relics, which could of course never be sold, could nonetheless be "earned" as a reward for influence or an acknowledgement of social prestige. The sumptuous embroidered binding appears to date from the second half of the 18th century. Embroidered bindings from this period are usually smaller; examples of this size and quality very seldom survive in such good condition, and surface very rarely on the market.

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        An Abridgement of Mr. Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding

      Boston: Printed by Manning & Loring, for J. White, Thomas & Andrews, D. West, E. Larkin, J. West and the Proprietor of the Boston Bookstore, 1794. First American edition of the abridged version of Locke's "Essay" and the first appearance of the "Essay" in America in any form. viii, [9]-250 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary full sheep, modern red morocco label, signed on title-page H.N. Fullerton, 1819. First American edition of the abridged version of Locke's "Essay" and the first appearance of the "Essay" in America in any form. viii, [9]-250 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. This abridgment was originally prepared for the use of students by John Wynne, afterwards Bishop of St. Asaph and of Bath and Wells. This was done with Locke's approval and published in 1696. This was well received by scholars, including Thomas Hearne, and was soon translated into French and Italian. Attig, John C. "John Locke" p. 49, no. 280; Shipton and Mooney 27227; Colby Library Quarterly p. 244; Lilly "Grolier 100 Books Famous in English Literature" 36; Library Company of Philadelphia "First American Editions" 6; Grolier "English" 36

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        The Biographical Magazine Containing Portraits & Characters of Eminent and Ingenious Persons, of every Age & Nation

      London: Printed for Harrison & Co.. 1794. First. First edition. Octavo, with portraits of the subjects, marbled endpapers, full dark blue morocco with gilt decorations, a.e.g. Ownership signatures, bookplate, bookseller's label, else a fine, handsome volume. With brief biographies of such notable men as Bacon, Da Vinci, Hogarth, Locke, Newton, Shakspeare, Sterne, Voltaire, among others. .

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        Geologie der Schweiz. Erster Band: Mittelzone und südliche Nebenzone der Alpen Zweiter Band: Nördliche Nebenzone der Alpen. Jura und Hügelland (zus. 2 Bde.).

      8, Bd. I: IV, 1 Bl., 485 S., zahlr. Textabb., 1 farb. Faltkarte Bd. II: VII, 497 S., zahlr. Textabb., Privat-HLdr. d. Zt. m. gold. Rückenprägung, Bd. I m. Lesebändchen., Beide Bde.: Etw. berieben, mit vereinzelten wenigen Stockflecken. Bd. I: Leder mit kl. Abspleissungen, fliegender Vorsatz u. 1 Vakatbl. mit kleiner Randläsion, S. I mit kleinem Einriss beim Innengelenk. Insgesamt schönes Exemplar. Jew. EA. Mit geologischer Übersichtskarte des Alpensystems und seiner Seitengebirge. Mit zahlreichen Gebirgsdurchschnitten. Mit Register. Das erste massgebliche Werk über den geologischen Aufbau der Schweiz. B. Studer (1794-1887) war Prof. d. Mineralogie und Geologie an der Universität Bern.

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        Plan of Galloon Bay on the Island of Hay-nan

      London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. unbound. Sea chart. Hand colored copper plate engraving. Image measures 19.5" x 25". This lovely 1794 sea chart depicts Yelong Bay or Galloon Bay on the southern coast of Hainan (Haynan), China. Rhumb lines emanate from the center of the map, spreading out in every direction toward the highly detailed coastlines of the peninsula and its surrounding islands. Xizhou (Turtle Island), Dongzhou (Rocky Island), and Yeshudao (Middle Island) are identified, as is a freshwater lake. Depth soundings are noted throughout as are sand banks and other coastal features important for navigation. Illustrations of buildings adorn the coast with ships sailing in the waters.The map, according to the title, presents the bay where the ship 'Earl of Sandwich', under the command of Captain Charles Deane wintered in 1776 and 1777 after having lost her passage to China. Today this region is a premier resort area of Yalong Bay which boasts the finest beaches. The map appeared in Laurie & Whittle's 1794 "Neptune Orientale." It is in good condition with full margins. Verso repairs and fills along the centerfold and bottom margins. Minor offsetting.Robert Laurie (c. 1755 - 1836) and James Whittle (1757-1818) were London-based map and atlas publishers active in the late 18th and early 19th century. Their firm combined Laurie's engraving skills with Whittle's social contacts and print sales experience. Together, they published numerous maps and atlases, often enlisting prominent cartographers such as Kitchin, Faden, Jefferys and others to update and modify their plates. This map is a beautiful example of their work.

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        Voyages en France pendant les années 1787 - 88 - 89 et 90, Entrepris plus particulièrement pour s'assurer de l'état de l'Agriculture, des Richesses, des Ressources et de la Prospérité de cette Nation. Traduit de l'Anglais par F. S. Drei Bände. Seconde édition. Avec des corrections considérables et une nouvelle carte.

      Paris: Chez Buisson, Impr.-Libr., 1794 - 492, (16) Seiten, eine mehrfach gefaltete und flächenkolorierte Karte: 'Nouvelle Carte du Climat du Sol de France'; (IV), 498 Seiten, eine mehrfach gefaltete Karte 'Nouvelle Carte du Climat et de la Navigation de la France':; (IV), 416 Seiten. 20 x 13 cm, zeitgenössische braune Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentitel. Im dritten Band durch General-Register erschlossen. Im ersten Band nach S. 24 eingebunden: 'Reflexions d'un Patriote Francais sur le Voyage d'Arthur Young.' "Arthur Young (* 11. September 1741 in Suffolk, England; &#134; 20. April 1820 in London) war ein englischer Agrarwissenschaftler und Publizist. Er verfasste Werke über Landwirtschaft, Politik und Wirtschaft. Im Jahr 1792 veröffentlichte er den Reisebericht Travels During the Years 1787, 1788 and 1789, Undertaken More Particularly with a View of Ascertaining the Cultivation, Resources, and National Prosperity, of the Kingdom of France. Im Jahr 1787 bereiste er erstmals Frankreich. Er beschrieb die Zustände vor und während der Französischen Revolution. Nach seiner Rückkehr wurde er zum Sekretär des Board of Agriculture ernannt, dort arbeitete er an der Erfassung der landwirtschaftliche Daten der englischen Counties. Young war ein bedeutender Förderer landwirtschaftlicher Neuerungen wie Drillsaat, verbesserte Fruchtfolge und Verwendung von Mergel als Dünger. (Wikipedia) * * * Einbände etwas berieben, Rücken unterschiedlich gefärbt, im dritten Band etwas beschädigt, Titelblätter beidseitig gestempelt, sonst noch gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1250 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE OPERATIONS OF CAPTAIN LITTLE'S DETACHMENT, and of the MAHRATTA ARMY, commanded by PURSERAM BHOW; during the late confederacy in India, against NAWAB TIPPOO SULTAN BAHADUR.

      London: printed for the author, by George Woodfall, and sold by J. Johnson, 1794.. FIRST EDITION, 1794. 4to, approximately 275 x 220 mm, 10¾ x 8½ inches, folding engraved map and 7 engraved plates, pages: [4], xv, [1]-524, [2], the final leaf contains an index to the plates and errata, bound in full calf, rebacked, gilt lettering and blind decoration between raised bands on spine, East India College coat of arms in gilt on both covers, inner hinges neatly strengthened. Binding rubbed, shelf wear to edges, corners repaired, folding map tipped-in on old foxed paper, small neat repair to blank side of map, pale offset and foxing to map, offset from plates onto text and a little pale offset onto plates, a few margins a little dusty, 2 small marginal repairs not affecting text or image, pages have pale age-browning, long old ink presentation from the College to a pupil, otherwise a very good copy. The plates are: A view of Darwar; A view of Chittledroog; A plan of action of the 29th Dec, 1791; Inscription on a gun in Bejapoor; Tippoo's Coins, 2 plates, and 1 plate of Zodiac rupees. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        SEYCHELLES: The Mah&#142; Islands in the Indian Ocean 180 Leagues to the North East of Madagascar Geometrically Surveyd in the Year 1768 by L'Abbe Rochon; with the Tracks and Soundings of Several Vessels, Chiefly of the Flute la Digue and the Schooner La Curieuse; from a Drawing communicated by Capt. John Hasell of the Duke of Portland Indiaman.

      London, . 1794 - Copper engraving (Very Good, strong impression and wide original blank margins, light toning, light printing transference), 55 x 50 cm. A fine and scarce British edition of the first broadly accurate chart of the main islands of the Seychelles, based on the mapping of Abb&#142; Rochon, published the year that Britain conquered the islands. This attractive sea chart represents the first broadly accurate mapping of the main islands of the Seychelles, predicated upon the cartography of Alexis-Marie de Rochon (popularly known as the Abb&#142; Rochon), the result of the important 1768-9 French missions to prepare the islands for permanent settlement and to assess the local ocean currents in order to find a faster sailing route between Southern Africa and India. The map focuses on the two main islands of the archipelago, ÔIsle SeychellesÕ (today Mah&#142; Island) and Isle Praslin, plus their subsidiary islands. On Mah&#142; Island, at Ôthe HarbourÕ, today the location of the SeychellesÕ capital, Victoria, is marked with ÔA Flagstaff at the Foot of which is placed a Stone which ye French arms are carved thereon in token PossessionÕ, being the location where the French formally claimed the islands in 1756. ÔIsle PraslinÕ likewise features ÔA Flagstaff with a Stone of PossessionÕ. Throughout the chart, all major inlets, headlands, anchorages, as well as navigational hazards and bathymetric soundings are marked. Notably, the map also labels the tracks of the French surveying vessels, the La Digue and La Curieuse, which conducted a reconnaissance of the island in 1768. The present map was published by the leading British chart-making firm of Robert Laurie & James Whittle, and was issued within their highly influential maritime atlas of African and Asian navigation, The East-India Pilot, or Oriental Navigator (London, 1797). The prime antecedent of all of the various French and British charts of the Seychelles based on RochonÕs cartography was the Abb&#142;Õs exquisitely drafted original manuscript chart, ÒCarte plate des isles Seychelles, Praslin, Silhouette, et autres qui leur sont adjacentes situ&#142;esÓ (1769), today preserved at the Biblioth&#143;que nationale de France (BnF, d&#142;partement Cartes et plans, GE SH 18 PF 222 DIV 3 P 5). SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION. References: OCLC: 861361948; Cf. For background see: Jean-Paul Morel, ÔD&#142;couverte et Colonisation des SeychellesÕ, [online article, September 2012], Jean-Paul Morel, ÔLa Digue et la Curieuse en mission de reconnaissance aux "les SeychellesÕ (17 septembre 1768 - 31 janvier 1769), [online article, October 2012], Jean-Paul Morel, ÔLe chevalier Grenier et Alexis Rochon: la nouvelle route des Indes. (30 mai Ð 6 octobre 1769)Õ, [online article, October 2012]

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        A collection of printed and manuscript documents relating to religious relics in the private chapels of the Durazzo family palace and villa, including 12 printed and 2 manuscript relic authentications.

      Genoa, Rome and other places, 1661-1794. Binding size 335 x 233 mm. Contents: 18 documents: 12 printed authentication forms ("authentics"), all accomplished in manuscript, most with woodcut arms of the issuing cleric at top, some with woodcut or typographic three-quarter borders; all with official wax seals or stamps, most attaching a second sheet of paper; plus two full-sheet (2-leaf) manuscript authentification forms and 4 manuscript sections of notes, one in four pages, totalling 8 pages; with two loosely inserted manuscript slips. Many of the authentication forms originally folded, with residual creases, some fraying and staining, sewing loose, a few documents detached. The documents stitched into pale green silk covers over flexible boards, splendidly embroidered, both covers with outer yellow border enclosing a silver arabesque border punctuated with abstract fleur-de-lis in silver, beige and brown, at center the large Durazzo coat of arms embroidered in orange, cream, red, gray, and various shades of blue, set within a large and elegant ornamental cartouche in brown, green, cream and green silk, surmounted by a marquess's crown of with white-dotted silver wire thread with "gems" in green; dark pink satin liners; some darkening to covers possibly from paste used for the liners, stains to lower portion of front cover, a few threads frayed, apparent loss to embroidered motifs on spine, some light soiling, but overall in remarkably fine condition. Provenance: Durazzo family, supra-libros and contents; the volume was acquired in Italy and legally exported (export license will be provided to the purchaser). *** A noble Italian family's relic authentications, in a magnificent embroidered silk binding. This superlative volume is both a beautuful book object and a window into a routine but often neglected aspect of Catholic religious life, codified in the Council of Trent, but inextricable from Christian practice from the earliest era. Mostly printed forms filled in by Bishops or protonotaries, each with its official wax seal or stamp, the documents contained herein confirm the authenticity of fragments from the bodies, clothes, hair, and personal effects of two dozen Saints, the veil of the Virgin, and several fragments of the True Cross. These precious and highly evocative certificates reveal a side of Catholic bureacracy rarely seen but nonetheless crucial to the perpetuation of ecclesiastical power. Most interestingly and unusually, the present certificates of authenticity were issued for relics preserved in the private chapels of a prominent noble family, and were carefully stitched into lavishly embroidered covers emblazoned with the family crest. The Durazzo (or Durazzi) family was one of the most powerful families of Genoa, who contributed no fewer than nine Doges to the city; at the time this volume was assembled the paterfamilias was Marcello Durazzo, Doge of Genoa from 1767 until his death in 1791. Relics are a bedrock of the Catholic Church. "In opposition to the Iconoclasts ... the Second Council of Nicaea anathematized those who despised holy relics and laid down that no church should be consecrated without them... The theological foundation of the cult of relics was worked out by the Schoolmen, especially St. Thomas Aquinas, on the principles laid down by Jerome and Augustine. ... In the 16th century the doctrine was confirmed by the Council of Trent..." (Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, 3rd edition, 1997, p. 1388). To combat the always looming threat of fakes, the Church developed a regulatory system "requir[ing] the authentication of relics if they were to be publicly venerated. They had to be sealed in a reliquary and accompanied by a certificate of authentication, signed and sealed by someone in the Congregation for Saints, or by the local Bishop where the saint lived. Without such authentication, relics are not to be used for public veneration. The Congregation for Saints, as part of the Roman Curia, holds the authority to verify relics in which documentation is lost or missing. The documents and reliquaries of authenticated relics are usually affixed with a wax seal" (Wikipedia, article "Relics"). Although these printed forms provide a glimpse of a veritable industry of relic certificates, the rules governing the process were, and remain, rigorous. The Council of Trent decreed, for example, that "in this matter bishops should make use of the advice of theologians and of other pious persons. It would seem that among the latter should be included those who are trained experts in history and archaeology.... The bishop must take care that the relics which are to be authenticated are such as can be exposed fittingly to the veneration of the faithful....He must inquire as to the identity of the relic, i.e. that it really belongs to the saint to whom it is ascribed. ... Among the principal proofs relied upon are: tradition or the veneration by the Church for a long time; the testimony of pious persons worthy of faith and beyond exception, ... or the writing that is found with the relics; and miracles which are done or have been done through their instrumentality. Relics which are recently discovered or produced for the first time cannot be exposed to the veneration of the faithful until they have been duly authenticated and approved" (E. Taunton, The Law of the Church: A Cyclopedia of Canon Law [1906], pp. 54-55). Whether these rules were observed to the letter or not, authentication certificates, known in English as "authentics," granted the right to place and exhibit the relic for the veneration of the faithful in any church, oratory, or chapel. Formulaic phrases came to be used in the authentications (still used in modified forms today). While subject to variation, the consecratory significance remained the same, as is evident from the present documents. Also obvious is the virtually equal importance of the vessels holding the holy relics: usually provided with one or two rock crystal faces, to enable viewing of the relic, these reliquaries, almost always of gold or silver and embellished with filigree or bejewelled decoration, are described in at least as much or more detail than the relics themselves. As explained in two full-page manuscript notes at the head of the volume, dated 1758 and 1763, the present volume contains authentications of relics held in two large silver urns, labeled urn A and urn B, kept in the "new" private family chapel in the apartments of Maria Maddalena Durazzo (1715-1780), Marcello's wife (and cousin). It contains fourteen authentication documents, dating from 1661 to 1794, though most are from the 1730s to 1760s (the document from 1794 is a later, loose insert). Twelve are printed forms completed in manuscript and signed by the officials named in the headings, including Bishops, Archbishops and protonotaries from Genoa or Rome but also from as far afield as Myra in Asia Minor or Porphyreon (present-day Jieh, Lebanon). The documents were issued from Rome, Genoa, the Bishopric of Minerbino (near Bari), and Venice, provided with the requisite seals or stamps, and witnessed, often several years later, by clerics receiving them in Genoa (though one is witnessed by one of the family members, one Maria Anna Durazzi). Two further authentics at the end are entirely in manuscript; written from Genoa in a hasty and barely legible scrawl, they appear to relate to the bequest in 1762 of a group of relics from Marcello Durazzo's mother Paola Fransone Durazzo, to her daughter in law "Manin" (i.e., Maria Maddalena?) Durazzo, the contents of which are itemized in a four-page list. This unusual list consists of a veritable catalogue, not directly of the relics per se, but of the authentications of the relics, apparently necesary for record-keeping since the documents themselves are not present in the volume. Among the relics listed in the authentics and in the manuscript catalogue of other authentics a rather large proportion are fragments of the Virgin's veil. There are also several pieces of the Cross, of which one is itself in the form of a cross, and is housed in a cruciform crystal and gilt bronze reliquary; fragments of the bones of St. Anne, of Saints Mary Magdalene, Francis de Sales, Jeanne de Chantal (founder of the Visitation order), the Apostle Paul, Luigi Gonzaga, Andrea Avellino, Paola Matrona Romana, the Patriarch St. Dominic (founder of the Dominican order), St. Francis of Paola (founder of the order of the Minims), St. Paschal of Baylon, St. James the Apostle and St. Anthony the Abbott (or the Great). Moving beyond bones, there are hairs of St. Catherine of Bologna, teeth of St. Placid, parts of the intestines (Precordi) of St. Frances of Rome and St. Filippo Neri, drops of blood and fat of the martyred St. Lawrence, pieces of the cloak of St. Joseph, of the cowl of Francis of Assisi, of the sheet in which St. Alexander Sauli slept, and of Pope Pius V's belt, vest, ashes, and Agnus Dei (small wax disks impressed with the figure of the Lamb; these were blessed at certain seasons by the Pope and sometimes worn as objects of devotion), and the complete remains of St. Justin Martyr. (A full list of contents in note form is available on request.) When any of the relics (such as the body of St. Justin Martyr, authenticated on 14 August 1758), had to be opened, were moved or exhibited, a new authentication was required, and full details of the relic's movements or adjustments are provided (St. Justin's head, for example, required some "stabilization" after it was moved to the public chapel next to the family's Ramairone villa...). A few authentics mention the Durazzos specifically or state that the relics were sent as a gift from the Pope, e.g., the second printed document, "from the desk of" Fr. Silvester Merani, Titular Bishop of Porphyreon, signed and dated 19 May 1742, certifying a piece of the Veil of the Virgin, from the church of St. Anastasia in Rome, sent by special order of Pope Benedict XIV; or the authentication of the aforementioned body of St. Justin Martyr, also from Merani (though the printed form is different), dated 14 August 1758, which states that the relic was sent from the Cemeterio [that word being part of the printed formulary] S. Calista, by order of Pope Clement XIII, as a gift to his Excellence Master Marcello, Marquess Durazzo. (The catacombs of St. Callixtus, from the third century the officlal burying ground of the Church in Rome, contained the remains of dozens of martyrs and hundreds of early Christians, and naturally became one of the principal officially sanctioned sources of relics.) These surprising asides seem to imply that relics, which could of course never be sold, could nonetheless be "earned" as a reward for influence or an acknowledgement of social prestige. The sumptuous embroidered binding appears to date from the second half of the 18th century. Embroidered bindings from this period are usually smaller; examples of this size and quality very seldom survive in such good condition, and surface very rarely on the market.

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        Indonesia, Strait of Sunda or Batavia - Laurie and Whittle, 1794.

      INDONESIA NAUTICAL CHART?A New Chart for Sailing between the Straits of Sunda or Batavia and the Straits of Banca and Gaspar.? Copper engraving from ?The East-India Pilot, or Oriental Navigator? published in London by Robert Laurie and James Whittle in 1794. Coloured by a later hand. Size: 50,8 x 68,6 cm.Nautical chart of northwestern Java and eastern Sumatra, including the Straits of Sunda and the Strait of Banca. The map covers from the Strait of Banca southwards to the Krakatoa volcano, the east as far as Batavia (Jakarta). Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, this region was a major battleground between rival Dutch, British, and Portugese trading monopolies. The Dutch and British in particular contested over northwestern Java, with its easy access to regional spice, in particular pepper, ports. In 1602 the British East India Company established a trade entrepot at Bantam to contest the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in nearby Batavia. The Dutch, allied with a local Sultan, eventually drove the English out of Bantam and Java itself. By the end of the 18th century, when this map was made, the Bantam entrepot was little more than a name on a map - as seen here - while Batavia further east had risen, with a population of nearly one million, to dominate Java. In 1800, just six years after this map was published, the VOC was formally dissolved and the Dutch East Indies established in its place as a full-fledged national colonial venture. The British meanwhile established themselves in Bencoolen, on Sumatra, and later in Singapore and Malacca.Cartographically this chart is derived from earlier maps prepared for Jean-Baptiste d?Apres de Mannevillette?s 1745 Neptune Oriental. It was subsequently updated and revised under Laurie and Whittle based on charts compiled by Captain Lestock Williams. The map offers rich detail including countless depth soundings, notes on the sea floor, commentary on reefs, rhumb lines, shoals, place names and a wealth of other practical information for the mariner.Price: ?975,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        Die Metropolitankirche zum Heil: Stephan in Wien.]

      2 Etat Wien Artaria um 1794 - Altkolorierte Umrissradierung (Nach der Natur gezeichnet und gestochen von C. Schütz. 1792), 36 x 28 cm. - Der Dom von Nordosten mit reicher Staffage; auf dem Dach des Albertinischen Chors die Jahreszahl 1784. - Bis zum Bildrand beschnitten (Verlust von Titel und Verlagsadresse), gebräunt und leicht stockfleckig, einzelne minimale Papierschäden, insgesamt schöne Rokoko-Vedute. Schwarz 51; Nebehay-Wagner 671/51. - Aus K. Schütz und J. Ziegler, Sammlung von Aussichten der Residenzstadt Wien.

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        General Charte über die sämtlichen Koeniglich Preussischen Staaten nach astronomischen Beobachtungen und den vorzüglichsten Special Charten entworfen von F.L. Güssefeld. Gestochen von Joh. Georg Klinger in Nürnberg. Dessau bey Angely Grimaldi Ano. 1794.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Johann Georg Klinger n. Franz Ludwig Güssefeld b. Angely Grimaldi in Dessau, dat. 1794, 58 x 78 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. S. 359. - Johann Georg Klinger gründete Ende des 18. Jahrh. ein Verlag in Nürnberg und wurde bekannt durch seine Globenproduktion. - Die seltene Karte zeigt den Preussischen Staat. - Unten links Insetkarte des Fürstentums Neuchatel. - Unten rechts Titelkartusche mit Porträt des Preussischen Königs. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste; unter der Karte 8 Meilenzeiger. - Faltkarte auf Leinen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vite de' più Eccellenti Pittori Scultori e Architetti...

      Siena: Pazzini Carli, 1791-1794. Eleven volumes, octavo, printed upon pale blue tinted paper with 159 engraved plates, an excellent set in contemporary gilt decorated quarter calf with crimson morocco labels. Remarkably fine and fresh late-18th-century edition of Vasari's Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, beautifully presented in gilt decorated contemporary calf bindings. This edition includes 159 engraved plates, providing portraits for each of the artists included in Vasari's monumental work, along with three special folding plates to accompany the life of Michelangelo. Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) remains the pre-eminent biographer of the Italian Renaissance. A talented artist and architect in his own right, Vasari enjoyed the patronage of the powerful Florentine Medici family. He turned his talents to recording the lives of great artists (including his contemporaries in Florence) and by so doing created a new genre. Vasari's biographies are both informative and intriguing - by combining fact and anecdote with a good measure of gossip he successfully offered his readers intimate insights within an engaging narrative. An experienced artist himself, Vasari introduced enlightened aesthetic and technical criticism throughout his biographies, a significant fact given that the wider public had limited access to the artworks themselves. Vasari's Lives played an important role in disseminating information and promoting Italian artists as celebrities across Europe, and has become the basis of much subsequent scholarship of the Italian Renaissance. In fine original condition.

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        Observations on the River Potomack, the Country adjacent, and the City of Washington.

      New York Loudon and Brower Format: 8° 30 S (ohne die Tafel und Karte) Halbleinen um 1930 mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel breiten Leinenecken und Buntpapierbezug 1794 - Gründungsgeschichte der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika*** Erste Ausgabe der Schilderung des River Potomack und der Stadt Washington, von dem Privatsekretär des ersten Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, George Washington, der die letzten berühmten Worte am Totenbett überlieferte: "'Tis well": Tobias Lear (1762-1816) arbeitete in Washingtons "Potomac Company", die die schiffbarmachung des Potomac Flusses voranbrachte, aber auch in zahlreichen Landverkäufen tätig war. Im Auftrage Washingtons versuchte Lear, amerikanische Ländereien im District of Columbia an Europäer zu verkaufen, wofür er mehrer Reisen in Europa unternahm. Das kleine Büchlein ist also das erste gedruckte Zeugnis dieser Tätitkeit und eng verknüpft mit der amerikanischen Gründungsgeschichte, ein überaus seltenes Zeugnis, das nur in ganz wenigen Exemplaren bekannt ist. Einigen Exemplaren der Auflage wurde noch eine Tafel und eine Karte beigegeben, die hier beide fehlen. Titel und erstes Blatt mit Riss am Bug (lose, Titel alt angesetzt), Titel und wenige weitere Blätter mit hinterlegten Randausrissen, Titel teils stärker tintenfleckig, Blätter gebräunt und leicht angeschmutzt, insgesamt aber im Text vollständig und in guter Gesamterhaltung. Von bemerkenswerter Seltenheit. Kein Exemplar in der Berliner Staatsbibliothek, der KOBV verzeichnet lediglich eine "Elektronische Ressource" in der Universität Potsdam, auch sonst in Deutschland nur Online-Ausgaben. Auch in vielen amerikanische Bibliotheken fehlt ein Originaldruck des Rarissimums. Sabin 39533. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION: Extremely rare original print of Tobias Lear's "Oberservations on the River Potomack", an important early publication about the founding of Washington DC and the settlements to become the United States of America. Lear was personal secretary to President George Washington. Some copies contain a map and a plate which are missing here. Some minor damages as first to leaves loose, some rebacked tear outs to white margins, title page ink stained, slightly browned and foxed, but alltogether a good copy of the extremely rare original print, which can be found only a few libraries worldwide (mostly only digital copies known and accessible). Erste Ausgabe [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A CURIOUS HIEROGLYPHICK BIBLE; or, Select Passages in the Old and New Testaments, represented with emblematical figures, for the Amusement of Youth: designed chiefly to familiarize tender Age, in a pleasing and diverting Manner, with early Ideas of the Holy Scriptures. To which are subjoined, a short Account of the Lives of the Evangelists, and other Pieces, illustrated with Cuts. The Thirteenth Edition.

      Wood-engraved frontispiece, (6), 136pp. Illustrated throughout with wood-engravings. Later 19th century full plain black sheep. 12mo. Head of spine splitting, else a very good copy.

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        The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham. Three volume set

      Newcastle: S Hodgson & Messrs Robinsons. G : in Good condition. Rebound. Some browning and foxing throughout. Light water stain to lower half of first 100 pages of Vol 1. 1794. First Edition. Black hardback cloth cover. 280mm x 230mm (11" x 9"). xxxvi, 592pp, iii; 616pp, xiii; 522pp, xxix + pull-out pedigrees. Woodcut engravings; fold out pedigrees of Clavering and Hutton and map of Durham. Published 1785-1794. Volume 3 was published by F Jollie for the author in Carlisle. Content of Volume 1: Biographies and history of Bishops of Durham; Vol 2: Topography and history of the city of Durham and surrounding areas; Vol 3: Places of interest and historical importance such as Sedgefield, Eggleston, Caldron Snout etc. Bookplate of Sir Andrew Noble Bart; KCB on eps of Vols 1. and 3. Card of Mr. Christopher Seymour Bell on ep of Vol. 2. A lawyer from Barnard Castle, Hutchinson occupied his leisure with writing and, with the help of his friend George Allen, published this valuable 'History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham' between 1785 and 1794. He also wrote a number of topographical works on Northumberland and the Lake District, plays, romances, and gothic tales. .

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        [ Maps of the Lakes ]

      Keswick. 1794. First Edition. Hardcover. Original quarter calf over marbled boards, black morocco spine label bearing titles, spine ends and corners worn with some loss of leather from spine ends, upper joint cracked but upper board held on cords, seven folding double page maps without title or text as issued, slight browning and offsetting in places. , 9.5" by 6", Unpaginated pp .

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        A new map of Arabia divided into its several regions and districts.

      London, Laurie & Whittle,, 1794. - Hand-coloured engraved map (61 x 46 cm). Al-Qasimi 211.

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        Book of Common Prayer

      1794. BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Book of Common Prayer, And Administration of the Sacraments. Newcastle Upon Tyne: M. Brown, 1794. Octavo, contemporary full red straight-grain morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $1650.Handsome 18th-century edition of the Book of Common Prayer—the magisterial treasury of ritual, prayer and Scripture that has indelibly shaped the piety and literature of the English-speaking world—distinguished in contemporary morocco-gilt.Born of Thomas CranmerÂ’s desire for liturgical texts upon which all of EuropeÂ’s Protestant, English-speaking churches could agree, the beautiful and dignified language of the Book of Common Prayer, first issued in 1549, has considerably influenced not only ecclesiastical practice, but has served “as a source of spiritual inspirationÂ… for most Englishmen second only to the Bible” (PMM 75). Bound with A New Version of the Psalms of David, by Brady and Tate, also printed in Newcastle by Brown in 1794. Griffiths 1794:10. Contemporary owner signature, dated 1797.Marginal ink stain to Qq2v; mild edge-wear to leaves 3G2 and 3G3. Fine condition, very handsome and desirable in contemporary morocco-gilt.

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        World, rare 18th century wall map.

      ?A General Map of the World or Terraqueous Globe, with all the New Discoveries and Marginal Delineations, Containing the Most Interesting Particulars in the Solar, Starry and Mundane Systems . . . 1794??.Drawn in London by Thomas Dunn based on earlier cartographic research by J. B. B. D'Anville. Published by Laurie and Whittle as plate nos. 1-2 in the 1797 edition of Thomas Kitchin's General Atlas. Size: 106,7 x 124,5 cm.Beautiful double hemisphere wall map of the world, embellished with a number of different Celestial Models. The map was revised several times to include the discoveries of Captain Cook?s 3 voyages. The general outline of North America is known in 1794. However, few inland expeditions had extended westward beyond the Mississippi. The map notes two separate speculative courses for the mythical River of the West, a northern route extending from Lake Winnipeg and a southern route passing south of Winnepeg through Pike's lake. South America exhibits a typically accurate coastline and limited knowledge of the interior beyond Peru and the populated coastlands. A few islands are noted off the coast, including the Galapagos, which are referred to as the Inchanted Islands. The Amazon is vague with many of its tributaries drawn in speculatively. In Africa we also find the coasts well defined but a vague interior. The Nile River follows the Ptolemaic course with a presumed source in two lakes at the base of the "Mountains of the Moon". Asia is exceptionally well mapped reflecting the most recent information available in Europe. Australia appears in full as New Holland or Terra Australis. Numerous points along the coast are named with associated notes regarding the activities of various explorers. Van Diemen's Land or Tasmania is curiously attached to the mainland - an error that many earlier maps had long ago corrected. There is little trace of either Antarctica or the Great Southern continent.Price: ?4.500,- (excl. BTW/VAT).

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        Della importanza e dei pregi del nuovo sistema di finanza dello Stato Pontificio

      s.t, 1794. 8vo (cm. 19), VII(I)-XI(I)-418 pp. Legatura coeva in mz. pelle con angoli. Fregi e titolo oro su tassello al ds. Tagli rossi. Timbretto ex libris al verso del frontis. Ds. rinnovato con il recupero di quello d’origine. Ottimi interni. Edizione originale, rara. Einaudi, 5864; Kress, 654. Non in Goldsmiths.

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        Indonesia, Strait of Bali - Laurie and Whittle, 1794.

      INDONESIA NAUTICAL CHART?A New Plan of the Straits Situated to the East of Java & Madura commonly called The Straits of Bali and of Pondi and Respondi.? Copper engraving from ?The East-India Pilot, or Oriental Navigator? published in London by Robert Laurie and James Whittle in 1794. Coloured by a later hand. Size approx. 35, 6 x 50,8 cm.Nautical chart of the Strait of Bali, Indonesia, from Java?s eastern extension to include the western half of Bali and the islands of Madura and Respondi (Sapudi). An inset near the left border details Java?s Bay of Ballambouang. Java was a major producer of rice during the colonial era. Madura and most of Java was under the influence of the Dutch during this period.The map offers rich detail including countless depth soundings, notes on the sea floor, commentary on reefs, rhumb lines, shoals, coastal features, place names and a wealth of other practical information for the mariner. Cartographically this chart is derived from earlier maps prepared for Jean-Baptiste d?Apres de Mannevillette?s 1745 Neptune Oriental. De Manevillette based his chart, as noted under the title, on ?observations and remarks of the English Ships; the Winchelsea, commanded by the learned Mr. Howe, from whose surveys the Plan of the Eastern Part of Madura, and the Straits has been delineated; the Chesterfield in 1760; the Royal George in 1766; and of the French Ships, l?Elephant, and le Chameau, 1759: agreeable also with the remarks made by the English Ships, Onslow, Triton, Sandwich, Osterley, in 1758; Tavistock and Hawke in 1759?.Price: ?975,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        The Church of St Peter at Rome. L'Eglise de st Pierre a Rome

      London: Laurie & Whittle, 12 May, 1794. Copper engraving. Original hand colouring. Very good condition, paper slightly brown Size: 400 × 260 cm. (15½ × 10 inches) Beautiful view of Church of St Peter at Rome. Laurie and Whittle carried on business from about 1790, taking over the stock of Robert Sayer's publishing house in 1792-93.

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        Curaçao antieke kaart.

      CURA?AO, W.I.C. UITVALSBASIS VOOR HANDEL EN KAAPVAART?Cura?ao, from the originals of Gerard van Keulen??. Kopergravure vervaardigd door Thomas Jefferys uitgegeven door Laurie & Whittle te Londen 1794. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 46,2 x 61,5 cm.Kaart van Cura?o, met rechts een inzet van een plattegrond van Fort Amsterdam gelegen aan de Sint Annabaai. Rechtsboven een viertal kustprofielen van het eiland gezien vanuit verschillende richtingen. Linksonder schaalstokken in Sea Leagues en Dutch miles. Aangegeven zijn ook de plantages, zoutpannen, bronnen en vegetatie.Deze kaart verscheen in ?The West-India Atlas?? met 41 kaarten en 27 pagina?s tekst.Jefferys was een van de belangrijkste Engelse uitgevers van kaarten in de 18de eeuw. Hij vervaardigde kaarten van de gehele wereld, maar zijn beste werk is van Noord-Amerika en West-Indi?. Hij begon zijn carri?re in de kaarten handel in de vroege jaren 1730, hij was werkzaam als graveur voor verschillende Londense uitgevers en begon uiteindelijk zijn eigen winkel. In 1746 werd hij benoemd tot geograaf van de Prince of Wales en werd in 1760 geograaf aan de Koning. Daarmee kreeg hij toegang tot de manuscripten en cartografische informatie in het bezit van de Engelse marine. Begin jaren 1760 begon hij aan een ambitieus project om op basis van nieuw onderzoek van een reeks Engelse graafschappen kaarten te produceren, maar het geld raakte op en zijn faillissement volgde in 1766. Hij werkte vervolgens samen met de Londense uitgever Robert Sayer, die veel van Jefferys' platen tot na zijn dood in 1771 opnieuw uitgaven. Dit exemplaar komt uit een atlas weer iets later uitgegeven door Laurie & Whittle.Jefferys maakte deze kaart naar voorbeeld van Gerard van Keulen, die in 1728 zijn ?Nieuwe Afteekening van het Eyland Curacao?? had gemaakt.Prijs: ?4.150,- (incl. lijst).

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        Acts Passed at the Third Congress

      , 1794. 1794. First Edition . (UNITED STATES CONGRESS). Acts Passed at the Third Congress of the United States of America. Begun and Held at the City of Philadelphia… the Second of December, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Three. Philadelphia: Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1794. Octavo, modern green cloth, later endpapers. $1800.First edition of the collected Acts Passed at the First Session of the Third Congress under the administration of President Washington, one of only 600 copies printed, containing Hamilton

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        ORDENANZA GENERAL DE CORREOS, POSTAS, CAMINOS Y DEMÁS RAMOS AGREGADOS Á LA SUPERINTENCENCIA GENERAL.

      Madrid: Imprenta Real, ; 1795.- 1794 - 2 obras en 1 v. (3 h., 222 p., 12 h.) ( 1 h., 122 p.,); 20,5 x 16 cm.- Plena piel. Junto a la ordenanza el tomo contiene: INSTRUCCIÓN Y REGLAMENTO comunicado con aprobación de S.M. por el Exc. Señor superintendente general Duque de la Alcudia á la Dirección y Contaduría General DE CAMINOS, POSADAS Y PORTAZGOS para su gobierno y observancia; editado por la Imprenta Real en 1795. Buen estado de conservación. Falta pequeño trozo de papel de la parte superior derecha de la portada. Derecho [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Observations on human and on comparative parturition

      J. Johnson [etc.] 1794 - xv, [1],223, [1] p. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Rough cut. Collated, all pages present. NLM, 49. Stamp on title page, front paste down from the Royal College of Physicians. Robert Bland (1730-1816) was a noted English physician and obstetrician. His reputation in the field was so high he was engaged to write all the articles on midwifery for Rees' 'Cyclopaedia.' - DNB; Musk's Roll. Coll. of Phys. (1878). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Hob XV: 18-20] Trois Sonates pour le piano-forte avec accompagnement de violon & violoncello. Composées & déciées à Son Altesse Madame La Princesse Douarière Esterhazy née Hohenfeldt. Op. 70

      London : Longman & Broderip, [1794?]. - Stimmen. 36, 13, 9 S. Gr. 4to. Gestochen. Letztes Blatt Cello-Stimme mit 2 Einrissen, Rand fransig. Rücken fransig. RISM H/HH 3714. Erstausgabe. Jede Stimme mit verziertem Titel.Versand D: 4,00 EUR illustration, Kammermusik, illustration, Kammermusik Kammermusik

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        Document signed

      1794. (SOUTH CAROLINA) MOULTRIE, William. Document signed. South Carolina: August 1794; February 1794. Two original ivory leaves: one measuring 15-1/2 inches by 12-1/2 inches with small fold, cloth tie; one measuring 8-1/2 by 7 inches, both completed in manuscript in the recto, manuscript on the verso. $1500.1794 land grant, signed by Revolutionary War General William Moultrie as Governor of South Carolina, with original cloth tie, accompanied by the separate official document showing a hand-drawn survey map of the land grant.The collection contains a scarce official August 1794 document of the State of South Carolina signed by William Moultrie as governor, granting to Robert Brodie and his heirs a 1000-acre tract of land in the District of Camden, pursuant to a 1791 act: “establishing the mode of granting the lands now vacant in this state.” Accompanying the document is a second official document (partial leaf with excised lower portion) dated February 15, 1794, containing a hand-drawn map of the land granted to Brodie. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, William Moultrie found himself as colonel of the 2nd Regiment in 1776 defending the Fort on SullivanÂ’s Island. “Here on June 28, 1776, with 400 men and 31 guns, Moultrie received the attack of the British fleet. His courage and judgment were vindicatedÂ… and Moultrie shortly afterward was promoted to brigadier-general in the Continental serviceÂ… [In 1778] Moultrie saved [Charleston] by a rapid and skilful retreat, and by a determined stand against surrenderÂ… [He was] made major-general in October 1782” (ANB). Moultrie served twice as governor of South Carolina, from 1785-87 and 1792-94. Landowner Brodie, born in Scotland, settled in South Carolina where he became a prominent merchant. Large document signed on the verso by Peter Freneau, Secretary. Large document with faint foldlines, minor edge-wear, soiling to verso; smaller document separated along vertical tear, edge-wear. Scarce, in extremely good condition.

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        Astronomy Explained Upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles, and made easy to those who have not studied Mathematics. To which are added, a Plain Method of Finding the Distance of all the Planets from the Sun, by the Transit of Venus over the Sun's Disc, in the Year 1761.

      T. Longman, et al.,, London: 1794 - (8vo), period calf, leather spine label, [8], 503, [16] + 16 ad pp. Illus. with 18 copper-engraved folding plates including the frontispiece. Some wear to binding, rubbing to extremities, corner bumps, slight aging, glue repairs to joints; new endpapers, 4" repaired tear to plate facing p.427, short tear to plate facing p.121; very good. This is an important treatise on astronomy, with informative diagrammatic engravings, and depictions of astronomical devices. Covers everything from the harvest moon to a description of the solar system. Also includes a chapter on the correctness of the Copernican system. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres de Boullanger

      Binders of the time full fair calf. spine smooth ornate coffered and gilded florets and red morocco title of coins and green volume numbers pieces with inlay red morocco. Fine golden lace framing boards. Golden wheels on the cuts and caps. S.n. àAmsterdam 1794 in-8 (12x20cm) (4) 396pp. ; (4) 408pp. et (4) 342pp. (1f. bl.) (4) 366pp. et (4) 374pp. ; 420pp. 6 tomes reliés en 3 volumes

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        Indonesia, Strait of Sunda or Batavia - Laurie and Whittle, 1794.

      INDONESIA NAUTICAL CHART?A New Chart for Sailing between the Straits of Sunda or Batavia and the Straits of Banca and Gaspar.? Copper engraving from ?The East-India Pilot, or Oriental Navigator? published in London by Robert Laurie and James Whittle in 1794. Coloured by a later hand. Size: 50,8 x 68,6 cm.Nautical chart of northwestern Java and eastern Sumatra, including the Straits of Sunda and the Strait of Banca. The map covers from the Strait of Banca southwards to the Krakatoa volcano, the east as far as Batavia (Jakarta). Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, this region was a major battleground between rival Dutch, British, and Portugese trading monopolies. The Dutch and British in particular contested over northwestern Java, with its easy access to regional spice, in particular pepper, ports. In 1602 the British East India Company established a trade entrepot at Bantam to contest the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in nearby Batavia. The Dutch, allied with a local Sultan, eventually drove the English out of Bantam and Java itself. By the end of the 18th century, when this map was made, the Bantam entrepot was little more than a name on a map - as seen here - while Batavia further east had risen, with a population of nearly one million, to dominate Java. In 1800, just six years after this map was published, the VOC was formally dissolved and the Dutch East Indies established in its place as a full-fledged national colonial venture. The British meanwhile established themselves in Bencoolen, on Sumatra, and later in Singapore and Malacca.Cartographically this chart is derived from earlier maps prepared for Jean-Baptiste d?Apres de Mannevillette?s 1745 Neptune Oriental. It was subsequently updated and revised under Laurie and Whittle based on charts compiled by Captain Lestock Williams. The map offers rich detail including countless depth soundings, notes on the sea floor, commentary on reefs, rhumb lines, shoals, place names and a wealth of other practical information for the mariner.Price: ?975,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        12 Bl

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: 1. Blatt unten links signiert unten datiert: "D Chodowiecki. del. & sc. 95."; verso Sammlungsstempel (Lugt Nr. 2529) (Lugt Nr. 2398) (Lugt Nr. 1606); verso bezeichnet "J. 760+" und "402 1/2". Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 760 IIa/II. Serie: aus: Kalender zur sittlichen und angenehmen Unterhaltung, auf das Schalt-Jahr 1796. Provenienz: Karl Ferdinand Friedrich von Nagler, Kupferstichkabinett der Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Gr

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        World, rare 18th century wall map.

      ?A General Map of the World or Terraqueous Globe, with all the New Discoveries and Marginal Delineations, Containing the Most Interesting Particulars in the Solar, Starry and Mundane Systems . . . 1794?'.Drawn in London by Thomas Dunn based on earlier cartographic research by J. B. B. D'Anville. Published by Laurie and Whittle as plate nos. 1-2 in the 1797 edition of Thomas Kitchin's General Atlas. Size: 106,7 x 124,5 cm.Beautiful double hemisphere wall map of the world, embellished with a number of different Celestial Models. The map was revised several times to include the discoveries of Captain Cook?s 3 voyages. The general outline of North America is known in 1794. However, few inland expeditions had extended westward beyond the Mississippi. The map notes two separate speculative courses for the mythical River of the West, a northern route extending from Lake Winnipeg and a southern route passing south of Winnepeg through Pike's lake. South America exhibits a typically accurate coastline and limited knowledge of the interior beyond Peru and the populated coastlands. A few islands are noted off the coast, including the Galapagos, which are referred to as the Inchanted Islands. The Amazon is vague with many of its tributaries drawn in speculatively. In Africa we also find the coasts well defined but a vague interior. The Nile River follows the Ptolemaic course with a presumed source in two lakes at the base of the "Mountains of the Moon". Asia is exceptionally well mapped reflecting the most recent information available in Europe. Australia appears in full as New Holland or Terra Australis. Numerous points along the coast are named with associated notes regarding the activities of various explorers. Van Diemen's Land or Tasmania is curiously attached to the mainland - an error that many earlier maps had long ago corrected. There is little trace of either Antarctica or the Great Southern continent.Price: ?4.500,- (excl. BTW/VAT).

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        Canzonettas

      1794. First Edition . Signed. HAYDN, Franz Joseph. Dr. Haydn’s Original Canzonettas, for the Voice with an Accompaniment for the Piano Forte. Dedicated to Mrs. John Hunter. London: for the Author, Corri &amp; Dussek &amp; Co., [1794]. Folio, disbound; pp. 31. Housed in custom clamshell box. $13,500.First edition, fully engraved, signed on the title page by Haydn, his signature fine and bold with a fine flourish.Haydn's English songs, composed during his residence in London, are mostly settings of lyrical texts by the dedicatee, Mrs. John Hunter. ""[The English canzonettas] are on a higher level than his two German collections. He may have had difficulty in composing to words in a language which he was far from mastering; but the character of the songs is different and the musical setting clearly more ambitious. The accompaniment is much more elaborate, the texture and harmonies more refined and the melodies themselves more expressive than in the earlier songs"" (New Grove, 8:357). RISM H2656. Hirsch III: 799. Bottom third of final leaf reinforced on verso, with minor loss to music text on recto; a few tiny tears to preceding leaf. Light offsetting. A very good copy.

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        Esquisse d'un tableau historique des progrès de l'esprit humain.

      8vo., viii + 389 + (1)pp., wanting the half-title, contemporary half calf over yellow patterned boards, spine gilt with raised bands and replaced label. A very good copy.Publisher: Paris, chez Agasse, rue des Poitevins, No.18, L'an III de la République, une et indivisible.Year: [1794-5]Edition:

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        INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHILDREN; or, a token of love for the rising generation.

      83 pages. Full-page wood-engraved frontispiece, and eight other wood-engravings, one of which is full-page. Both plates are included in the pagination. First edition.] Bound with: HILL, Rowland. DIVINE HYMNS attempted in easy language for the use of children. Designed as an appendix to Dr. Watts's Divine Songs. Second edition. London: A. Paris. 1794. viii, [2], 72 pages. Full-page wood-engraved frontispiece. Both bound as one in contemporary Dutch floral boards. Binding very worn and rubbed; spine repaired; linked ownership inscriptions to endpapers and the recto of frontispiece. A good copy of a two rare works, the first especially so, ESTC recording only four copies.

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        Land Grant: To Solomon Bevier 109 acres in the Town of Chemung along the southern bank of the Tioga River opposite the Great New Town island . [Chemung County, NY].

      1794 - "Approved of by the Commissioners of the Land Office and passed the Secretary's office the 13th. day of May 1794." Signed by Robert Harpur, D. Secr'y. Then folded up and sealed with a green ribbon attached to the Great Seal of New York. Then signed by Geo Clinton. 10 1/2" x 18 1/4" plus wax pendant seal. The document has split into two sections with some damage to text. In need of conservation. ONE OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS OF UNITED STATES FOURTH VICE PRESIDENT UNITED STATES FIRST GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK STATE "Robert Harpur (January 25, 1731 Ballybay, County Monaghan, Ireland - 1825) was an American teacher, politician, pioneer, and landowner who settled in the Binghamton, New York area. He came to the colonies in 1761 via Scotland. He was a teacher of mathematics at Columbia University (known then as Kings College). One of his prized pupil was Alexander Hamilton while he studied there in 1774.[1] Harpur served in various capacities in the New York government during the American Revolution. He was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1777 to 1784. He was Deputy Secretary of State under John Morin Scott and Lewis Allaire Scott from 1778 to 1795. In the spring of 1795 Robert Harpur with his 2nd wife Myra and family moved west along the Susquehanna River settling near Belden Brook on his Warren Patent which is near present day Harpursville, NY.[2]" Harpursville, New York in Eastern Broome County, New York was named after him. Additionally, Harpur College, now Binghamton University was also named for him. Reference - Wikipedia.

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