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        A narrative of four journeys into the country of the Hottentots, and Caffraria, in the years 1777, 1778, 1779. . . . The second edition, corrected. London, printed for Joseph Johnson, 1790. Large 4to (28.5×22.5 cm). With an engraved folding map of the lower part of South Africa (34×56 cm) and 19 subtly hand-coloured engraved plates (14 botanical, 3 zoological and 2 ethnographical). Contemporary tree calf, gold-tooled board edges, rebacked with gold-tooled spine using 18th-century tools.

      ESTC T144617; Gay, Bibl. de l'Afrique et l'Arabe 3122; Howgego, to 1800, P28; NDB 44, pp. 26-28; Mendelsohn II, pp. 143-144 (1st ed., with only 17 plates). Second edition of an account describing the explorations of the Scottish botanist and military officer, William Paterson (1755-1810) in South Africa, one of the first English descriptions of the exploration of the interior of South Africa. Paterson, later to become governor of New South Wales, studied botany at Syon House in London. His journey, divided into four separate tours, was patronised by Lady Strathmore, who had sent him to the Cape of Good Hope to collect plants for her garden and estate. Although the principal feature of the work is a description of the botanical specimens collected by Paterson, there are many interesting notes regarding topography, zoology and ethnography.Text pages slightly browned, a minor water stain in the lower margin of the first 10 leaves, and an occasional spot in the plates. In good condition.

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        Kst.- Karte, von 2 Platten gedruckt und bereits zusammengesetzt b. Joh. Walch, "Graeciae pars Borealis. Hellas. Peloponnesus et Insulae".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, um 1800, 63,3 x 57,5 (H). Einblattdruck ? Nicht bei Zacharakis, der nur im Nachtrag eine Karte von Walch aufführt, die aber ganz Südosteuropa zeigt (Nr. 2602 ). - Seltene Karte von Griechenland Zeigt Griechenland ohne Makedonien, unten rechts eine kleine Insetkarte von Kreta. - Die Titelkartusche befindet sich unten links.

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        Zwei Papageientulpen.

      1800. Gouache, auf Bütten, verso signiert und datiert "Carolina Friederica Friedrich a l'an 1800". 29:20,3 cm.. Die Tochter des Tapetenmalers und Radierers David Friedrich (1719-1766) war Schülerin ihres Vaters und ihres Bruders, des Historienmalers Alexander Friedrich (1744-1793). Bei ersterem erlernte sie das Zeichnen und die Anwendung der Wasserfarben, bei ihrem Bruder die Ölmalerei. Darüber hinaus bildete sie sich durch Beobachtung der Natur autodidaktisch weiter. Beachtung fand sie schon früh durch Chr.L. von Hagedorn (1712-1780), Kunstkritiker und Direktor der Dresdener Akademie. Vom Kurfürsten Friedrich August III. wurde sie 1770/71 zur Pensionärin (Stipendiatin) der Dresdener Akademie mit einer jährlichen Gratifikation von 25 Talern ernannt, 1774 wurde sie Ehrenmitglied. Schon zu Lebzeiten fand sie viel Anerkennung und war seit 1776 auf nahezu jeder Akademie-Ausstellung in Dresden mit ihren Werken vertreten. 1783 wurde ihre Stipendium-Gratifikation erhöht, zugleich erfolgte die Ernennung zur Unterlehrerin für Stilleben an der Akademie. Die Künstlerin lebte jahrelang in einer Hausgemeinschaft mit ihrem Kollegen Johann Eleazar Zeissig, gen. Schenau (1737-1805) und unterrichtete bis 1812 zahlreiche Schüler und Schülerinnen. Ihre Zeichnungen, Aquarelle und Gouachen sind u.a. im Kupferstichkabinett in Dresden, der Graphiksammlung der Kunstsammlungen Weimar zu finden. Auch in der Sammlung von König Friedrich August III. war sie mit Arbeiten vertreten.

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        TA., Newaufer, "Petersbourg. Vue des bords de la Neva en descendant la riviere. ..".

      . Aquatinta ( anonym ) b. Louis le Coeur, um 1800, 22 x 33. Oben rechts mit Nummer "32" bezeichnet. Blick von der Mitte des Flusses mit Winterpalast, Admiralität usw.

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        Madrid, Widow and sons of Joachin Ibarra & Co., 1788. With engraved frontispiece portrait, 4 folding tables, and 4 large folding engraved maps. With: (2) [VARGAS Y PONCE, José de]. AApéndice a la relacion del viage al Magallanes de la fragata de Guerra Santa María de la Cabeza, que contiene el de los paquebotes Santa Casilda y Santa Eulalia para completar el reconocimiento del estrecho en los años de 1788 y 1789. Madrid, widow of Joaquin Ibarra, 1793. With folding table and folding engraved map. 2 works in 1 volume. Large 4to. Contemporary Spanish tanned half sheepskin, gold-tooled.

      Eberstadt 134/583 & 584; Howgego, to 1800, C180 (both works); JCB 3224 (both works); Medina, BHA VIII 551 (ad 1); Medina, Bibl. Hisp.-Chilena 598 (ad 1); Palau 352514 & 352515; Sabin 16765 & 1729; Updike, Printing Types II, p. 59 (ad 1); not in Church; Cox; Streeter. The most important late 18th-century voyage of exploration to the Strait of Magellan, complete with the separately published appendix, with very detailed maps of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, the Falkland Islands and the Strait. Attributed to José Vargas Ponce (1760-1821), the work is largely compiled from the unpublished journals of two lieutenants on the voyage, Dionisio Alcala Galiano (1760-1805) and Alessandro Belmonti. The main purposes of the expedition, under the command of Captain Antonio de Cordoba (died 1811), were to determine if the strait was a viable trade route to Asia and the Pacific, to map the Patagonian coasts, and to recommend sites for Spanish settlement. The voyage's reports provided the most important and most accurate information about the southern parts of Argentina and Chile then available. Very good copy, with only light offsetting in the maps and the margin of one map curled. Binding rubbed and hinges restored. An important report of an explorer's voyage and a fine example of Spanish book and map production.

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        Voyages du R.P. Emanuel Crespel, dans la Canada et son naufrage et revenant en France. Mis au jour par le Sr. Louis Crespel.Frankfurt am Main, Heinrich Ludwig Broener, 1752. Small 8vo (16 x 9 cm). With a woodcut headpiece and decorations built up from cast fleurons. Contemporary boards, covered with gold-brocade paper with a floral pattern coloured in a calico pattern, red sprinkled edges.

      Howes C-880; Howgego, to 1800, C218; Huntress 49C; Sabin 17476; cf. Bibliography of Canadiana, 2nd suppl. 3683 (1st ed.); Gagnon II, 540 (idem); Streeter, Americana 122 (idem). Second edition of Emmanuelle Crespel's account, edited by his brother Louis. Emmanuelle Crespel (1703-1775) sailed for Quebec in the Chameau in 1724. Two years later he was ordained priest and subsequently served at Fort Richelieu. While in Canada he accompanied a punitive expedition to raid the Fox Indians (in present-day Wisonsin), who were disrupting French trade around Lake Michigan. "Crespel's account provides the only account of that expedition" (Howgego). Crespel was called back to France in 1736 and left Quebec in the Renommée, which was wrecked on the southern tip of Anticosti Island after 11 days. He wintered in Anticosti, surviving famine, illness and the harrowing cold, finally reaching France in 1737.Crespel relates these adventures in the form of letters written from Paderborn (Germany) in 1742 to his brother Louis, who inscribed the present copy: "Louïs Crespel marchand bijoutier, ruë Fridberg à Francfort". Two other inscriptions read "Franc Bsar Borgnis" and "Franco Baldsre Borgnis. Magonza [= Mainz] il 14 febr. 1786". Louis Crespel (1705-1794) was a Frankfurt-based jewellery merchant and may have been an acquaintance of the Italian-born Francesco Baldasare Borgis (1705-1798), a Mainz dealer in luxury goods.With 20th-century bookplate of Roberto Gabbani on front pastedown. In very good condition with only some minor browning and staining. The binding slightly chafed and the foot of the spine chipped. Crespel's "relation is an important supplement to those of Sagard and Le Clerq on the same region" (Streeter).

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        Drie voyagien gedaen na Groenlandt, om te ondersoecken of men door de Naeuwte Hudson soude konnen seylen; om alsoo een doorvaert na Oost-Indien te vinden. Alle ten versoecke van Christianus de IIII. Koningh van Denemarcken, &c. de eerste door Joan Monnick, de tweede door Marten Forbisser[!], ende de derde door Gotske Lindenau. Als mede een beschryvinghe, hoe, en op wat wijse men walvisschen vanght. Item, een korte beschrijvingh van Groenlandt, met de manieren en hoedanicheden der inwoonderen aldaer. Amsterdam, Gillis Joosten Saeghman, [ca. 1665]. 4to. With woodcut vignette of ships on title-page, 16 further woodcuts on integral leaves (1 full-page signed by Christoffel van Sichem IV and 9 half-page and smaller with his monogram). Late 19th-century vellum.

      Alden & Landis 663/79; Gosch, Danish Arctic expeditions II, pp. lxii-lxiii; JCB III, pp. 98-99; Tiele, Mém. 256; Sabin 28641 & 51334; STCN (4 copies); cf. Howgego, to 1800, F80-F81, L128 and M180. First Dutch translation of the accounts of three voyages to Greenland by Jens Munk (John Monck), Martin Frobisher and Godske Lindenau, searching for a passage to the East Indies through the Hudson Strait. Also containing a description of Greenland and an account of whaling (including an unsigned illustration of a beached sperm whale), with new illustrations by Christoffel van Sichem IV (1642-1693). It is a Dutch translation of La Peyrère's 1647 Relation du Groenland (1647), via the somewhat abbreviated German translation published in Hulsius's 1650 collection, which contains the additional description of Spitsbergen and a discourse on whaling. La Peyrère included revised versions of Jens Munk's account of his voyage to Hudson Bay, originally published in Navigatio septentrionalis (1624), and the accounts of voyages by Martin Frobisher and Godske Lindenau. Red armorial library stamp of the Forschungsstelle Volk und Raum on the title-page: this was a research institute active at The Hague during the occupation of The Netherlands by Nazi Germany. Good copy.

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        Historis journael van de voyage gedaen met 3 schepen uyt Zeelant naer d'Oost-Indien onder het beleyt van den commandeur Joris van Spilbergen, syn eerste reyse. In den jare 1601. 1602. 1603. 1604. Als meede beschrijvinge van de tweede voyage ghedaen met 12 schepen na d'Oost-Indien onder den admirael Steven vander Hagen. Amsterdam, Joost Hartgers, 1648. 4to. With a woodcut of 2 ships on the title-page and a folding engraved plate with 6 illustrations (each about 8 x 9 cm). Modern brown goatskin.

      Alden & Landis 648/181 (5 copies); Howgego, to 1800, S158; Sabin 89448; STCN (5 copies); Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 198. Account of the famous first voyage to the East Indies by the German naval officer in Dutch service, Joris van Spilbergen (1558-1620), first published in 1605. Appended are Potanus's description of Java (pp. 57-61) and, with its own drop-title, an account of Steven vander Hagen's second voyage to the East Indies (pp. 62-96), first published in 1606. Funded by the entrepreneur Balthasar de Moucheron, Spilbergen left for the East Indies with three ships: Het Lam (the lamb), De Ram (the ram) and Het Schaap (the sheep). He sailed from Veere in Zeeland on 5 May 1601. In November he rounded the Cape of Good Hope to reach Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in May 1602. Until September the fleet was anchored at Batticaloa on Ceylon's east coast where Spilbergen negotiated with the king of Kandi, promising him military assistance against the Portuguese. Between September 1602 and March 1603 he was at Banda Atjeh, in Sumatra, negotiating with the sultan and hunting for Portuguese ships. In February 1603 ships of the newly founded Dutch East India Company arrived at Atjeh and were joined by Spilbergen's fleet. After spending the summer of 1603 at Bantam in Java, Spilbergen returned to Holland with his two remaining ships, arriving at Vlissingen on 24 March 1604.In 1603 the VOC appointed Steven vander Hagen to lead a voyage to the East Indies, which sailed in December 1603 with twelve heavily armed vessels taking about 1200 men. His instructions were to attack the Portuguese trading ports in India, take Malacca, and expell the Spanish from the Moluccas. Also with Vander Hagen's fleet was the yacht Duyfken under command of Willem Jansz., who was to discover Australia in 1606. In September 1605 Vander Hagen sailed for Holland leaving the Duyfken and another vessel in the Indies for further exploration, and leaving three manned forts in the Spice Islands.With a small tear in the folding plate, slightly affecting the background of 1 illustration, and faint marginal water stains in a few leaves, but generally in good condition.

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        In Paris since 1797, Fulton tells his mother he is <I>?in excellent health still detained in this Country on business which is Very Important to me?</I> ? just five days earlier he had written to the French Minister of Marine that his ?Nautilus? submarine was nearly finished, hoping that Napoléon, now First Consul, would give him the encouragement denied him by the previous government

      Autograph Letter Signed ?Robt Fulton,? two pages, 7.25? x 9?, front and verso. Paris [France], April 15, 1800. Integral leaf addressed by Fulton to his mother, ?Mrs. Mary Smith / To the care of Mr John Hogg / Washington Town Washington / County / Pensylvania [sic].? On watermarked laid paper. Dampstaining and seal stains at edges do not affect the clarity or strength of any of Fulton?s handwriting. Fine condition.In full, ?On the 3d of July 99 I wrote you by Mr Griffiths and sent with him 36 Guineas for you. Mr Griffiths sailed from France for Phila where I desired him to put the mony [sic] into the hands of a Member of Congress or Member of assembly from your part of the country who could forward it to Mr Hogg for you. If you have not heard of the mony [sic] I advise you to write to Mr Ross [U.S. Senator James Ross] who I believe is the member for Washington and desire him to inquire in Phila for Mr Griffiths who is a native of Baltimore and resided some years in France desiring

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        Historia von Einfüehrung der Christlichen Religion in daß grosse Königreich China durch die Societet Jesu. Sambt wolgegründten bericht von beschaffenhaitt deß Landts und Volcks ...Augsburg, Anton Hierat von Cöllen (colophon: printed by the widow Sara Manglin), 1617. 4to. With an engraved title-page, woodcut IHS device above the colophon, 6 woodcut initial letters, 2 woodcut tailpieces (1 with the IHS monogram). Text and marginal notes in fraktur types. Without the small folding woodcut plan of Beijing present in some copies. Later vellum, modern endpapers.

      De Backer & Sommervogel VIII, cols. 239-240; Cordier, Sinica, col. 810; Howgego, to 1800, R40 (see also T66 & G56); Lust 840; Maulo, Opere di Matteo Ricci, pp. 9-11; cf. Hanotiau 14 (French edition); Löwendahl 54 (Latin edition). The rare first German edition of "the most influential description of China to appear during the first half of the 17th century" (Hanotiau). Ricci, an Italian Jesuit missionary, arrived in China in 1582. Adopting Chinese dress and learning the language, he succeeded where other missionaries had failed. He served in Nanchang, Nanking, and received permission to establish a missionary post in Beijing in 1610. During these years, he kept a journal which presented the history of Jesuit mission in China from its beginning in 1582 to 1610, the year of his death. This manuscript was translated from the Italian into Latin by Ricci's successor Trigault, who tried to elicit support for the mission in China. Trigault, however, changed many passages of Ricci's journal and augmented it with information based on several Portuguese reports. "The resulting volume contains not only a history of the Jesuit mission but also includes a wealth of information about China in the chapters describing Chinese geography, people, laws, government, religion, learning, commerce and the like" (Hanotiau). The title-page, engraved by Wolfgang Kilian, gives the title on a cloth hanging in a portico, flanked by the figures of St Francis Xavier and Matteo Ricci, and with a small map of China, Korea, Japan and Formosa, with the Great Wall depicted, at the foot. With a library stamp on the title-page (on the map, alas), some defects. A very good copy of a rare and very important work by a Jesuit with an unmatched first-hand knowledge of China.

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        Fernsicht von Nussdorf, "Aufsicht von Nussdorf gegen Wien. - Vue des Nussdorf vers Vienne".

      . kol. Umrißkupferstich n. u. v. Jos. und Peter Schaffer b. Artaria Compl. ( Wien und Mainz ), um 1800, 26,5 x 41,5. Nebehay/ Wagner, Nr. 671/79; Nebehay ( Bibliophile Taschenbücher), Blatt 2 ( und farb.Abb.). Nicht bei Schwarz. Einziger Zustand. - Blick aus den Weinbergen auf Nussdorf, im Hintergrund die Stadt Wien.

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        TA., Liebfrauenkirche und Dom. "Die Ruine der Lieben Frau-Kirche in Maynz. Nach der Belagerung im Jahre 1793".

      . Aquatinta ( in Sepia ) v. C. Kuntz n. Casp. Schneider b. Artaria in Mannheim, um 1800, 45 x 65. Seltenes und interessantes Blatt, daß die Zerstörungen an der ehemaligen Liebfrauenkirche, bedingt durch die Beschiessung im Jahre 1793, zeigt. Die Schäden waren so schwerwiegend, dass die damalige franz.Regierung den Abriß ( 1803 - 1807 ) befahl. Blick vom Liebfrauenplatz aus zur Kirchenruine, die sich an der Ostseite des Domes befand..Rechts Mainzer Bürgerhäuser, im Vordergrund Markttreiben.

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        ?????, ?????????? ??????? ?????????????? ???? ?????????????? ????i? ?? ???????????????? ????? ??????????? ??????? ???????????? ? 8 - ? ????, ???????? ??? ??????? ?????????? ???????, ???????? ????? ? ?????? ?????? - ???????? ??????? - ???????. [The Book Containing Drawings of the Artillery Arms Used Nowadays].

      Vtoroy Kadetskiy Korpus, [Skt. Peterburg], 1800. 1800 Large landscape folio (50 x 65.5 cm). Title, [3], 95 watercolours, each signed in ink. Binding: contemporary red morocco by Reeb, St. Petersburg, large green morocco label with gilt lettering to upper cover, gilt border to boards, flat spine richly tooled in gold; slightly rubbed, corners a bit bumped. Kept in a modern red morocco - backed box with transparent upper cover. ??????? ??????? ?????????? ??????? (50 x 65.5 c?). ?????, [3], 95 ?????????, ?????? ? ???????? ?????????. ????????: ??????? ??????? ???? ??????? ?????? ???? ? ????? - ??????????, ??????? ???????? ?? ???????? ???????? ? ??????? ????????? ?? ??????? ??????, ????????? ????? ?? ???????, ??????? ??????? ?????????????? ???????; ???????? ?????? ??????. ???????? ? ??????????? ??????? ?? ???????? ???????? ? ?????????? ??????? ???????. A UNIQUE ALBUM OF HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE, ENTIRELY IN MANUSCRIPT, IN A SIGNED RUSSIAN PRESENTATION BINDING. OF EXCEPTIONAL DIMENSIONS AND IN FRESH CONDITION, FROM THE LIBRARY OF TSAR ALEXANDER II. On 10 March 1800, the very year when the album was executed, the Artillery and Engineering Gentry Cadet Corps (Artilleriyskiy i Inzhenerniy Shliakhetskiy Korpus) was renamed into the Second Cadet Corps by the order of Tsar Paul I. It is therefore highly probable, considering its importance and quality, that the present work was presented by the cadets to the Tsar. It contains 95 charts of artillery arms, mainly canons and related equipment, skillfully executed in watercolours and signed by the Cadets, each page bearing a different signature. The arms drawn in detail are apparently of the standard of the year 1797 developed for the Gatchina artillery troops, which were under the direct command of Paul I. This emphasizes the historical importance of the present drawings in the military history of the Russian Empire, since "even the State Archive of the Military and Historical Museum of Artillery in St. Petersburg doesn't have charts of the arms of the 1797 standard" (PhD thesis by Yurkevich E.I., 2003, p.22). Our research could also bring to light another, similar album, kept in the Manuscripts department of the National Library of Russia (No139). Their version however differs from ours not only by the quantity of drawings (124 in the NLR), but also by the date - one year later, 1801 - and very interestingly by the Tsar's monogram on the title page: the NLR album shows the initials of the new Tsar, Alexander I, just enthroned after the assassination of his father Paul in March 1801. Perhaps the gift to Paul needed to be updated and adapted to the new ruler? ?????????? ?????? ?????????????? ???????????? ????????, ?????????? ??????????? ?? ???? ???????, ? ???????????? ?????????? ?????????. ????? ??????? ?????? ? ?????????? ???????????; ?????????? ?? ??????? ?????????? ?????????? II. 10 ????? 1800 - ?? ????, ? ??? ???????????? ?? ????????? ????? ????? ???????, ?????????????? ? ?????????? ?????????? ?????? ?????? ????? I ??? ???????????? ?? ?????? ????????? ??????. ???????? ?? ???????? ?????????????? ? ????????? ?????????? ??????? ???????, ????? ? ??????????? ????? ??????????? ??????????, ??? ?? ??? ??????????? ???????? ??????? ??????? ????????? ???? ????? I, ???????, ??? ????????, ???????? ???????? ??????? ? ???????? ????. ?????? ???????? 95 ???????? ?????????????? ??????, ? ???????? ????? ? ????????????? ????????????, ????? ??????????? ????????? ? ???????????? ????????. ?????? ?????? ???????? ????? ?? ???????, ??? ??? ??? ??????? ????????. ??????, ???????????? ?? ????????, ????????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? 1797 ????, ??????? ??? ?????????? ?????????? ??? ?????????? ?????, ???????????? ? ?????? ?????????? ????? I. ???? ???? ??????? ???????? ???????????? ???????? ??????? ??????????? ???????, ??? ??? «???? ? ????????? ???????????????? ?????? ?????? - ????????????? ????? ?????????? ? ????? - ?????????? ??? ???????? ?????? ??????? 1797 ????» (??????????? ?? ????????? ??????? ????????? ???????????? ???? ?.?. ????????, 2003 ?., ???. 22). ? ???? ????? ???????????? ?? ????? ?????? ???? ??????? ?????????, ?????????? ? ????????? ?????? ????????? ???????????? ?????????? ?????? (No139). ???????????? ????????? ?????????? ?? ????????????? ???? ?? ?????? ??????????? ???????? (124 ????? ? ??????? ???), ?? ? ????? ??????? ?????, ????????? ?? ????????? ????? ? 1801. ???????? ????????? ??????? ? ??????? ??????????? ????????????? ?? ????????? ?????? ????? ???????????: ?? ?????? ??????? ??????????? ? ??? ??????? ???????? ?????? ???? ? ?????????? I, ???????????? ?? ??????? ????? ???????? ??? ???? ????? I ? ????? 1801 ????. ???????? ??????? ????? I ???? ?????????? ????????? ??? ?????? ??????????

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        "Schlacht bey Neresheim am 11ten. August 1796".

      . Kupferstich von Renard nach Höhm, um 1800, 41 x 56 cm.. Die Karte zeigt das Gebiet zwischen Nördlingen, Donauwörth, Gundelfingen und Heidenheim mit farbig eingezeichneten Truppenstellungen. Rechts unten gestochene Erklärung. Breitrandig mit Faltspuren.

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        Das neue Münzgebäude in Berlin. - Hotel de la Monnoie de Berlin.

      . Kupferstich v. P. Haas n. Catel b. Gaspare Weiss u. Co., um 1800, 16,5 x 26. Kiewitz 373: Ernst, Berlin in der Druckgraphik, Catel, Nr. 4. - Selten! Zeigt das Münzgebäude am Werder'schen Markt, erbaut 1799 - 1800 an Stelle des abgebrannten Werder'schen Rathauses.

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        The True History of the Conquest of Mexico Written in the Year 1598. Translated from the Original Spanish by Maurice Keatinge Esq.

      London: Printed by J. Wright for John Dean, 1800. - 4to., (10 ½ x 8 ¾ inches). Notes & Errata leaf. Fine engraved frontispiece "Plan of the City and Lake of Mexico, with an Elevation of an Ancient Temple" (small fold to upper corner, one or two spots). Contemporary mottled calf, the spine in six compartments with five raised bands, red morocco gilt lettering piece in one (rebacked, extremities a bit worn). First English edition (first published in Spain in 1632). Born in Spain, Bernal Diaz del Castillo arrived in America in 1514 at the young age of 21. He settled in Cuba, and five years later he joined Hernandez de Cordova's expedition to Yucatán. Later he fought alongside Cortès in the conquest of Mexico, and was appointed governor of Santiago de Guatemala by the King of Spain in recognition of his efforts there. He was inspired to write a "true history" of the events of the conquest because he greatly disapproved of the works previously written about the period, which he declared were full of errors. He insists in the text that "as actor and eyewitness, he was better situated to record the truth of the expeditions in their topographical and military details" (Encyclopaedia Britannica). The manuscript was completed in 1568, whereupon a copy was made and sent to King Philip II. However, it remained unpublished for 70 years, until it was found in the library of Don Lorenzo Ramirez de Prado and given to Remon to be printed in 1632. (Huntington Library Notes). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS87. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Geographical System of Herodotus , Examined; and Explained

      London: W. Bulmer, 1800. Thick quarto, portrait frontispiece and eleven maps (ten folding), moderate foxing of maps and preliminary leaves, one map with small marginal tear and slight loss (not affecting image), some offsetting; an excellent copy in contemporary polished calf, rebacked with original spine laid down, spine in panels with large crimson morocco labels. Handsome copy of the scarce first edition of Major James Rennell&#39;s magisterial work on ancient geography: &#39;a monument of laborious research and acute and lucid criticism&#39; (ODNB). This work is famous for its series of detailed and attractive maps of the Near East, the Mediterranean and Africa by John Walker, engraver to the Admiralty. Of particular note is Rennell&#39;s map of the voyages of the Carthaginian Hanno the Navigator (c. 500 BCE), a major voyage of discovery in west Africa and one of the earliest voyages to traverse the Pillars of Hercules in an attempt to extend maritime discovery beyond the Mediterranean. Equally interesting is his map and accompanying two-chapter discussion of the purported circumnavigation of Africa by Phoenicians working for Pharaoh Necho II, a feat which Rennell was inclined to believe was possible, certainly insofar as the ancients had a knowledge of Mozambique and Sofala on the east coast. A second related map details the ocean currents from the coast of west Africa around the continent to the Arabian peninsula; Rennell was the authority on ocean currents during this period. The voyage of Necho, described in Pliny and Herodotus, was doubted by Strabo and Ptolemy, but Rennell&#39;s detailed account returned the story to some credibility, in a discussion which included his thoughts on Henry the Navigator and Columbus. One of the most substantive aspects of the work is Rennell&#39;s continually reverting to his pioneering exposition of the ways in which Renaissance and modern discoveries were influenced by their ancient predecessors. Rennell&#39;s aim was an examination and possible reconciliation of ancient geographical knowledge, principally from Herodotus, in the perspective of modern discoveries. This scholarship is synthesised in eleven large and finely engraved folding maps, including the world view of Herodotus in two different projections and the Persian empire under Darius. The location of ancient cities, namely Memphis and Babylon, is treated in detail with attendant maps. James Rennell (1742-1830) was one of the pre-eminent cartographers and scholars of his generation. He joined the navy at age 14 and the East India Station in 1760, undertaking three years of arduous marine survey in far east Asia. In April 1764 he was commissioned to the Bengal Engineers and worked tirelessly on the survey of the region, one of the most ambitious mapping projects ever undertaken by the East India Company. Retiring from active service in 1777, he devoted the rest of his life to historical scholarship and cartographic studies. Rennell was elected to the Royal Society in 1781 and awarded their prestigious Copley Medal ten years later (the same medal awarded to Captain Cook in 1776 for his pioneering study in alleviating scurvy). The book was popular with contemporary readers, selling for threefold the original price within years of publication. A second edition in two volumes in was issued in 1830.

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        Ross Castle, Great Lake of Killarney.

      London, J. Daniell, 1800.. Aquatintaradierung in Braun von Bluck nach Walmsley, Bildausschnitt 41 x 56 cm, Blattgr. 51 x 63 cm.. Elmes/Hewson, Catalogue of Irish topographical prints and original drawings, p. 64. Sehr dekorative Ansicht von Ross Castle im County Kerry nach einem Gemälde von Thomas Walmsley (Dublin 1763-1806 Bath), bedeutend größer als die 1796 erschienene Aquatintaradierung von S. Alken (ebenda p. 63); Der genaue Entstehungszeitpunkt der Burg ist unbekannt, man vermutet, dass sie von einem Mitglied des O'Donoghue-Clans im späten 15. Jahrhundert errichtet wurde; es war die letzte Festung in Irland, die Oliver Cromwell während der Irischen Konföderationskriege Widerstand leistete; nach zahlreichen Besitzerwechseln wurde, um Steuern zu sparen, 1825 das Dach abgetragen und die Festung verfiel Zusehens; seit 1979 im Besitz der Republik Irland wurde die Burg Originalgetreu restauriert; guter, gleichmäßiger Druck, allenfalls geringfügig fleckig, breitrandig, vereinzelte Randläsuren professionell restauriert, auf Papier Whatman 1794

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        Stadtplan, "Plan der Königlich Churfürstlichen Residenz Stadt Hannover.

      . Kupferstich v. Saltzenberg n. J.L. Hogrewe, dat. 1800, 33 x 49. Seltener Stadtplan von Hannover. Unter dem Plan Erklärungen v. A - Z, a - z, 1 - 77.

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        Geist und Charakter des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts, politisch, moralisch, ästhetisch und wissenschaftlich betrachtet

      Berlin, Verlag der Königl. Preuss. Akad. Kunst- u. Buchhandlung, 1800 - 1801.. 3 Bände. 1 Bl., XVIII, 496 S., 1 Bl.; 1 Bl., X, 584 S., 1 Bl.; 1 Bl., XIV, 542 S., 1 Bl. Pappbde. d. Zt. mit rotem Rückenschild und etwas Rückenverg. Goed. VII, 410, 11h. - Bd. I mit dem Vortitel: Cultur-Charakter des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts, nach bürgerlicher Verfassung, Sittlichkeit, Kunstgeschmack und Wissenschaft: mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die allgemeine Vervollkommnung oder Verschlimmerung des menschlichen Geschlechts. - Bd. 2: Charakter-Gemählde der Nazionen und Staaten Europens. - Bd. 3: Cultur-Geschichte des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts. - - - Seltene erste Ausgabe des philosophischen Hauptwerks des erst heute wieder entdeckten Kantschülers (1762-1804), der als Prediger, Philosoph und Schriftsteller trotz seines frühen Todes außerordentlich produktiv war. Jenisch entwickelt eine äußerst geistreiche und feinsinnige Geschichte des menschlichen Geistes vom Anfang bis zum Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts. Dabei erkannte er wie nur wenige die Bedeutung der kulturellen Weiterentwicklung für das politische und gesellschaftliche Handeln. Er unterteilt in politische, moralische, ästhetische und wissenschaftliche Geschichte des Jahrhunderts und betont Englands Verfassung als "Maximum der politischen Cultur Europens" und die französische Kultur als "Maximum seiner moralischen Cultur" (Band 2, S. VII). - Vollständiges Exemplar, jeder Band mit Reihentitel , Vorrede, Inhaltsverzeichnis und Erratablatt. - Gering berieben, leicht fleckig. Gutes Exemplar!

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        Reize in Griekenland, in de jaaren 1797 en 1798, ter gelegenheid van twee zendingen, de eene van wegens het Fransche bewind, en de andere van wegens den veld-oversten Buonaparte. Uit het Fransch vertaald.

      Den Haag, J.C. Leeuwestyn, 1800.2 volumes in 1. Contemporary half calf (rebacked). With 8 engraved plates (2 folding). XIV,295; 313 pp.* Dutch translation of Voyage .. en Grèce. Paris 1800. - The Stephanopoli, uncle and nephew, were introduced to Napoleon at Milan. Apparently he suggested they act as French government agents, to contact the Maniot chieftains who had written to Napoleon for help against the Turks. This account of their travels was edited by Antoine Serieys. Certainly many of the books on Greece published in France at this time are a direct reflection of Napoleonic aspirations in the Levent (Blackmer 1606). - Rare Dutch edition.Not in Tiele or Cat. NHSM; Weber 642; Koster, To Hellen's noble land, 57; Navari, Dimitris Contominas, 694.

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        Le petit Oiseau de Paradis Emeraude. Kolorierter Kupferstich nach Barraband von Peree um 1800.

      Langlois,. Bildmaß der Darstellung ca. 32 x 24 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt unter Passepartout und Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß 56,5 x 42 cm. Das Blatt etwas fleckig und stockfleckig, das Passepartout stärker fleckig. ( Bitte beachten: Versand kann hier aufgrund von Bruchgefahr nur ausgerahmt erfolgen ). ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        EPITOME CHRISTIANO DE AGRICULTURA, SEGUN LAS INSTRUCCIONES DEL SEMANARIO, Y DE LAS PURAS FUENTES, DE DONDE SE DERIVAN: obra acomodable à las escuelas de niños, y utilisima para los señores párrocos, que quieran tener la bondad de instruir á sus Feligreses.

      Se hallará en casa de Joaquín Domingo. Pamplona, 1800 - . 14,5 cm. XXIX-319 pág. (sign. [párrafo]8, 2[párrafo]8, A-T8). Capitular xilográfica. Enc. en pergamino algo mareado. De la página 32 salta a la 81 (las pág. 33 a 80 se encuentran traspuestas, tras la 224), pero texto completo. Se trataba, según consta en portada, de unir el cultivo del campo con las máximas sólidas de la religión. La obra se abre con un prólogo a los niños labradores en el que los anima a huir de la ociosidad y a trabajar con el cuerpo en las labores de la labranza y con el espíritu centrado en las sagradas escrituras. Pérez Goyena, 3087. CCPB 000463977-4. No en la BNE. agricultura, tratados, agricultura y religión, pedagogia Agricultura i ramaderia Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Baierische Volkstrachten. von Audorf". Junges Bauernpaar in der typischen Tracht, stehend am Weg vor Bauernhäusern.

      . Altkol. Aquatinta bei Herzberg, Augsburg, um 1800, 19,5 x 15 cm.. Oben mit schmalem Rändchen um die Plattenkante. Farbfrisch!

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        Jefferson's man in Pittsburgh: the First 32 issues of one of the earliest Republican presses west of the Appalachians ? established by John Israel, a Jew subject to anti-Semitic attacks by his Federalist opponents

      An incredible and extremely rare run of the first 32 issues of The Tree of Liberty, a decidedly Jeffersonian Republican paper established in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania just as the Presidential Election of 1800 was beginning in earnest. The run commences with issue No. 1 on August 16, 1800 and ends with issue No. 32 dated March 21, 1801. The issues cover the ascendency of one of the earliest pro-Jefferson newspapers west of the Appalachians and is filled with superb political content that would make many politicians today blush. The issues include political attacks on the Federalists at the national, state and local level; reports on the course of the Presidential Election in other states and the prospects of a defeat for John Adams; as well as accounts and rumors of political intrigue as the election was thrown to the Congress when Aaron Burr and Thomas Jefferson tied the electoral vote. The issues include the full text of John Adams' message to Congress on the treaty with France ending the undeclared naval wa

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        Kst.- Karte, v. P. F. Tardieu b. Chanlaire, "Planisphere en quatre Feuilles; reunies de maniere a ne point diverser Le Grand Ocean ou La Mer du Sud".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, um 1800, 59,5 x 104. Große, von 4 Platten gedruckte und zusammengesetzte Weltkarte. Mittig der Pazifische Ozean. Australien ist mit Tasmanien nicht mehr fest verbunden. ( Linien gestrichelt ).

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        Bogstaver (Letters)

      (Denmark, c. 1800). Octavo. (6)ff. Manuscript alphabet book in Danish with hand-colored illustrations throughout. Written in cursive script, the book opens with lowercase and capital-letter alphabets. These are followed by tables of small, precise, colored drawings of items beginning with each letter of the alphabet, accompanied by descriptions of the items. Other pages have large illustrations at the top which are slightly Neoclassical in style, with lessons related to each written below. In one illustration, titled "Symbol," a burning torch and an arrow tied together with ribbon are described as an ancient Greek symbol of love and friendship. Other illustrations depict musical instruments and a scroll with roses. Fine in modern gray boards with a gilt-titled vellum spine.

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        Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe mit weitem Blick ins Aartal und die Berge.

      . Gouache von Johann Heinrich Bleuler, um 1800, 23,5 x 33,5 cm.. Originalgouache in den für Bleuler typischen lichten Grün- und Gelbtönen. Links neben dem großen Randbaum hübsche Personenstaffage. - Rechts wenige kleine, nicht störende Fleckchen. Alt auf Einfassungslinie geschnitten und gerahmt.

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        Dr. Solander" Portrait Silhouette

      before, 1800. Well preserved portrait silhouette in ink on oval cream card measuring 80 x 105 mm., inscribed &#39;Dr. Solander&#39;, mounted on small sheet of blue tinted laid paper with portion of unrelated decorative calligraphy to the rear, framed. Friend of Banks, Endeavour veteran. Attractive contemporary portrait silhouette, a scarce and most unusual memento of Daniel Solander (1733-1782), student of Linnaeus, companion of Sir Joseph Banks aboard the first voyage of Captain Cook and prominent member of the London scientific elite. Silhouettes were a popular Georgian pastime, and this example is a rare survival. After extended study with the famous Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus, Solander arrived in England in 1759 to promote the revolutionary new system of classification. In this role he was remarkably successful, and within four years was appointed to the British Museum, to rearrange the natural history collection. The following year he was elected to the Royal Society. Solander developed a long-lasting friendship with Sir Joseph Banks, who asked him to join the voyage of the Endeavour in 1768, as one of his team of naturalists. Between them, Banks and Solander collected over 1400 plant species which were new to science, including many from the east coast of Australia. As a mark of esteem, Captain Cook named one of the headlands of Botany Bay "Point Solander" (nowadays Cape Solander) in his honour. Upon return to England, Solander was a lion of the London intellectual and scientific elite, and won the coveted assignment of Keeper of Printed Books at the British Museum. He also acted as Banks&#39; librarian at Kew, and was responsible for naming many of the new plant specimens sent to the Royal Botanic Gardens within the novel Linnaean taxonomy.

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        Vue de Hotel della Monnoie de Berlin - Ansicht des neuen Münzgebäude in Berlin. - Veduta dela Casa die Moneta a Berlina.

      . altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) b. Carmine in Augsburg, um 1800, 27 x 39,8. Selten wie alle Guckkastenblätter bei Carmine. Nicht bei Kiewitz; Ernst, Bd. 2, Guckkastenblätter, Carmine Nr. 4. - Ãœber der Ansicht "Prospect von Berlin" - Zeigt das Münzgebäude am Werder'schen Markt, erbaut 1799 - 1800 an Stelle des abgebrannten Werder'schen Rathauses.

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        Attractive large Illustrated George III document

      Large Manuscript Document, 1p, 35? x 28.75?, issued in the name of King George III. Westminster, February 12, 1800. Folded to 12? x 8.25?. On parchment. Fine condition.Superb ornately bordered hand-drawn portrait of King George III at upper left, 7.5? x 8.5, and drawn royal portraiture along the top (25? x 4.5?), left edge (2? x 18?), and right edge (2? x 25?). Handsomely calligraphed.Thomas Sewell is the demandant (plaintiff) against tenant Hannibal Sandys for a large amount of land. Recovery granted.Ideal for framing and display.

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        "On la tire aujourd'hui." Ein Liebhaber verläßt ein Boudoir mit einem Los, das noch heute gezogen wird, zwei halbentblößte Damen bleiben zurück.

      . Kupferstich mit Aquatinta, von mehreren Platten in Farben gedruckt, von Salv. Tresca nach L.L. Boilly, um 1800, 45 x 38 cm.. Thieme-Becker Bd. IV, S. 225 (Boilly); Bd. XXXIII, S. 380 (Tresca). - Der schöne Farbstich aufwendig gerahmt im Stil der Zeit.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. P.F. Tardieu n. Andre, "Carte de L Isle de Cuba et des Isles Lucayes".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, um 1800, 32,5 x 42,5. Unten links der Titel. Zeigt Kuba mit der Inselgruppe der Bahamas. Im Norden noch Florida.

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        Mavor&#39;s Spelling-Book. Arranged for the Use of Preparatory Schools

      London: Published by W.C. Bysh, 56 & 58, Albany Road, Old Kent Road, n.d. [ca. 1800] 18 cm x 10.7 cm. Pp. 10, woodcut illustrations throughout, original illustrated green wrappers with "The English Alphabet" on rear cover, sewn binding. Minor nicks at spine, minor soiling to covers, else a fine copy of this rare, early important teaching aid.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine. 12 mo.. Book.

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        The Oblique-Leaved Begonia

      London 1800 - The most strikingly beautiful flower plates ever to be printed in England. "Begonias as we see them in glasshouse and garden today are a modern development unknown in Thornton's time, when a few species had been introduced to Europe. The particular species he chose for this picture, Begonia nitidia [Dryander], had not long been brought in from Jamaica by Sir Joseph Banks. Regarded as a fine plant then, there was as yet no hint of the important part it was to play one hundred years later in the breeding of the modern small-flowered bedding begonias, Begonis semperflorens . Historically, this picture is of interest as showing a basic species almost at the time it was originally introduced. It is itself an attractive plant with a smooth shiny stem and large glossy green leaves. The way its parts shine, reflecting what light there is, is such an outstanding characteristic of the plant that it provided part of its botanical name: the epithet nitidia means `shining'. That characteristic was superbly captured by the painter Philip Reinagle. and skilfully reproduced by the engraver Caldwell. It is one of Thornton's most attractive and beautiful plates." (Ronald King. The Temple of Flora by Robert Thornton . 1981, p.76). Thornton's Temple of Flora is the greatest English colour-plate flower book. ".[Thornton] inherited a competent fortune and trained as a doctor. He appears to have had considerable success in practice and was appointed both physician to the Marylebone Dispensary and lecturer in medical botany at Guy's and St. Thomas's hospitals. But quite early in his career he embarked on his. great work. What Redout? produced under the patronage of L'H?ritier, Marie Antoinette, the Empress Josephine, Charles X and the Duchesse de Berry, Thornton set out to do alone. Numerous important artists were engaged. twenty-eight paintings of flowers commissioned from Abraham Pether, known as `Moonlight Pether', Philip Reinagle, . Sydenham Edwards, and Peter Henderson. The result. involved Thornton in desperate financial straits. In an attempt to extricate himself he organized the Royal Botanic Lottery, under the patronage of the Prince Regent. it is easy to raise one's eyebrows at Thornton's unworldly and injudicious approach to publishing. But he produced. one of the loveliest books in the world" (Alan Thomas Great Books and Book Collecting , pp.142-144). Single state (with minor variations) of this plate from the Temple of Flora . "A very fine plate. with the begonias actually all printed in colour in the early impressions. Minor variations in state only. The mountains which start in pure aquatint are later strengthened with oblique lines, while the horizon is sharper. Later still, the large white cloud at the top right became reduced in size from 1-1 ? inches to less than ? inch. [however, the cloud resumed it former size in the latest impressions.] " (Handasyde Buchanan. Thornton's Temple of Flora , 1951, p.17). Hand-coloured and colour-printed aquatint, stipple and line engraving by Caldwell.

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      unknow: UNKNOW, 1800. Libro. in ottime condizioni. senza rilegatura. A BEAUTIFUL XIX CENTURY REPRODUCTION OF DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. EXCELLENT CONDITIONS , OLD REPAIRED WITH TAPE ON THE BACK . DIMENSIONS ARE CM 36,5 X 31. Slight soiling at extreme edges..

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        "L'Automne" originaler Kupferstich in Punktiermanier ca.18x27cm; unterhalb der Darstellung in der Platte betitelt und bezeichnet Martin Paris um 1800 [Das feine Blatt (23x33cm) dekorativ unter Passepartout montiert und hinter Glas gerahmt.]

      . Der Kupferstich wurde von mir entrahmt und an drei Blattenden vom Passepartout gelöst. Bütten durchgehend gebräunt an den Rändern unfrisch. Der untere rechte Blattrand mit Fehlstelle und bis an den Rand der Darstellung reichenden, hinterlegten Einriß. Oberer linker Blattrand ebenfalls mit Fehlstelle und bis an den Rand der Darstellung reichenden, hinterlegten Einriß. Alle Läsuren sind allerdings bestens vom Passepartout verdeckt, weshalb das anmutige Blatt im wohl zeitgenössischen Rahmen ein durchaus sammelwürdiges Kunstobjekt darstellt..

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        Elephant Seals

      London: circa, 1800. Original watercolour measuring 105 x 170mm., signed &#39;Howitt&#39;, fine condition, framed. Detailed original watercolour painting of an Elephant Seal group by Samuel Howitt (1756-1822). Howitt was a celebrated illustrator of animals, sporting scenes and other natural history subjects. Born into comfortable circumstances, Howitt was a keen rider, huntsman and angler who enjoyed the good life on his Essex property until overtaken by financial hardship. Although self-taught, he turned his hand to professional painting and illustration, specialising in sporting scenes. Significantly, Howitt contributed to the flourishing English trade in fine illustrated books - for example, some 38 aquatints after his sketches are included in Edward Orme&#39;s Foreign Field Sports (1814). In 1779 he married Elizabeth, sister of the caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson, and the two men became long-term friends. At a time when natural history illustration was becoming an increasingly specialised and scientific occupation, Howitt was a self-professed popular illustrator. In A New Work of Animals (1818) Howitt describes his role somewhat intermediately : &#39;The artist, studious to attain correctness, hopes he may deserve the approbation of the natural historian, and assist the pencil of the designer who has not had an opportunity to pay the same attention to this branch of the art&#39;. Nonetheless, Howitt was widely regarded as an artist of considerable skill, with regular inclusions at Royal Academy shows and prestigious commissions for his hunting scenes. His services were sought by serious natural history collectors including Walter Fawkes of Farnley Hall and William Bullock. Fawkes was an indefatigable natural history collector, while Bullock sold exotic specimens and owned the famous London museum bearing his name. Both collectors took some pride in their Australian ornithological specimens, and Howitt contributed to Bullock&#39;s museum catalogues and Fawkes&#39; Synopsis of Natural History (1823). Howitt enjoyed Bullock&#39;s patronage for some time, as evidenced by his entry for the 1814 Royal Academy exhibition catalogue lists his place of residence as "Bullock&#39;s Museum, Piccadilly". This original watercolour is a pleasing example of Howitt&#39;s ability as a natural history illustrator. The Elephant Seal was encountered in southern Australian waters until the mid-nineteenth century until eliminated by commercial sealing practices. Occasional sightings on the mainland occur today, although primary populations are located on the sub-Antarctic islands (such as Macquarie Island). Provenance: the Howitt family, by descent, until dispersal of the collection in very recent times.

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        Rélation du Voyage à la Recherche de La Pérouse , fait par ordre de l&#39;Assemblée Constituante, pendant les annees 1791, 1792, et pendant la 1ere et la 2de anneé de la République Française

      Paris: H. J. Jansen, 1800. Two volumes, quarto, and folio atlas; text volumes uncut; the atlas with engraved title, folding chart of the voyage and 43 engraved maps, and plates; title-page and several other leaves with paper restoration, some foxing, and five plates slightly smaller; text in marbled papered boards, atlas in contemporary quarter calf with marbled paper sides. Searching for La Perouse. First edition of the narrative by the naturalist on the D&#39;Entrecasteaux expedition, in which Australia was circumnavigated twice, and the islands surrounding investigated for traces of La Pérouse. The work is particularly interesting for its descriptions (and illustrations) of Tasmania, Tonga, New Caledonia, and New Guinea, and the atlas contains outstanding views of these areas by the official artist Piron. Included is the first large depiction of the Black Swan. The fourteen botanical plates, all by or produced under the direction of Redouté, the most famous of all botanical artists, include two of Eucalypts and two of Banksias. It was a notable voyage in itself, although also beset by tragedy: the commander, D&#39;Entrecasteaux, died of a &#39;dreadful cholic&#39; shortly before the expedition collapsed in Batavia. There they learned of the French Revolution, and D&#39;Auribeau, then commander, and the principal officers being monarchists, put themselves under Dutch protection, arrested the remainder of the officers, including Labillardière the naturalist, and Piron the artist, and disposed of the ships. D&#39;Auribeau in turn died, and was succeeded by Rossel, who managed to return to Europe and later edited the manuscripts for the official account. The papers and natural history specimens were seized en route and carried to England, but in 1796, with the urging of Sir Joseph Banks, were returned to France under a flag of truce. Because Labillardière was a Republican, his account appeared first, while that of D&#39;Entrecasteaux had to wait until the restoration of the monarchy. The atlas appeared a year earlier than the text.

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        Voyage autour du Monde pendant les Années 1790, 1791, et 1792 - précédé d'une introduction historique; auquel on à joint des Recherches sur les Terres Australes de Drake, et un examen critique du Voyage de Roggeween: Par C. P. Claret Fleurieu

      Paris: de L'Imprimerie de la République, an VI - an VIII [1798-1800] - Substantial account of the 1790-1792 circumnavigation by French creole Etienne Marchand (1755-1793), who sailed from Marseilles in the Solide, round Cape Horn to make landfall in the Marquesas, which he explored and claimed for France. The Solide bought furs from Indians on the north American coast in the vicinity of the Queen Charlotte Islands, crossed the Pacific via the Sandwich Islands and the Marianas, and reached Macao. Machand headed for the ële de France (Mauritius), where he had previously arranged to draw money, which proved to be unavailable following the fall of the French monarchy. He returned to a France in the throes of revolutionary tumult; Marchand dies in 1793 and Charles Claret, comte de Fleuriel, another member of the Solide party, edited the material from this "pioneering commercial expedition." Howgego also notes, "Unfortunately, [Marchand's] voyage coincide with changes in the régime in France, with the result that this contributions to French imperialism were largely ignored." This is the octavo issue of the publication; the atlas is in quarto format (also published as vol. IV of the quarto issue, as in the present copy) First edition, octavo issue (Atlas volume is vol. IV of the quarto issue). 6 vols., 8vo (Atlas 4to). With folding tables, 16 folding maps in atlas volume. [4], viii, cci, 294; vii, 529; viii, 474; viii, 494; vii, 559; viii, 158 pp. Half green morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt, t.e.g. by E. Hering & Muller (signed at foot of spine of vol. I). Overall about very good, some traces of wear to extremities, front joint of vol. I tender, vols. IV & V with traces of damp to some pages, repair to lower board of vol. V. Atlas volume in recent quarter green morocco, preserving bookplate of William Beebe. Sabin 24751 & 44491; Hill 612; Howgego M 43; Lada-Mocarski 54; O'Reilly & Reitman, Tahiti, 618 OCLC: 43229498 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Berlin. Grundriss der Königlichen Haupt und Residenzstadt Berlin, nach der vom Königl. Policeydirectio veranstalteten neuen Bezeichnung der Straßen und Plätze im Jahre 1800 zusammengetragen von D. F. Sotzmann.

      Berlin 1800.. Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Carl Jättnig. 37,5 x 45,9 cm.. Mit Erklärungen zu den Farben sowie nach Stadtteilen geordnete Benennung einzelner Gebäude etc. - Alte Faltspuren. 021024. Abbildung

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        The Fruits of early Industry & Oeconomy; Industry and Oeconomy

      London 1800 - A beautiful pair of stipple engravings by George Morland conveying the concept that dedication and industry provide reward and happiness. George Morland was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England's most cherished paintings. At an early age Morland displayed his artistic genius, he learned to paint at three and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy at the mere age of ten. Morland was a prodigious painter, producing more than 4000 paintings during the entirety of his career, and sometimes painting two or three works in a day. His beautiful idealistic scenes were a favorite source of inspiration for contemporary engravers, and as many as 250 separate engravings were done of his paintings during his lifetime. Morland is considered a master of genre, his beautiful paintings depict with insightful subtly the tender side of English country life. Singleton's work was extremely popular during his lifetime, and the present image certainly shows that he merited that popularity. The original was probably produced as a commission from Darcis as Singleton is known to have come to specialise in works that were intended as artwork for engravers. The subjects of this pair of very fine prints find echoes in a number of earlier works, most notably William Hogarth's series titled 'The Industrious Apprentice'. The present pair are specifically described by Samuel Collings' verses which appear with the title beneath each image. Stipple engravings. Image size: 23 1/8 x 18 3/4 inches.

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        Industry and Oeconomy

      London 1800 - A fine colour-printed stipple-engraved scene demonstrating the effects of application to life and business, after Henry Singleton. The subject of this very fine image finds echoes in a number of earlier works, most notably William Hogarth's series titled 'The Industrious Apprentice'. The subject matter is illustrated by Samuel Collings' verses which appear with the title beneath each image. Singleton's work was extremely popular during his lifetime, and the present image certainly shows that he merited that popularity. The original was probably produced as a commission from Darcis as Singleton is known to have come to specialise in works that were intended as artwork for engravers. It is unlikely that the direction of anyone's life was altered by prints produeced for moral edification, nevertheless, this depiction by Singleton does touch on the perennial almost mythological theme of a young man "coming to town" with only his willingness, wits and singlemindedness to recommend him and succeeding. Stipple engravings, printed in colours, by Darcis (expertly repaired tear to upper margin in image area).

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        Letters written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope , Earl of Chesterfield, to his son

      London: John Nichols, 1800. Four volumes, octavo; title pages with armorial ownership stamp; small tear affecting just five letters of text, a few spots but an excellent set, fresh and clean in a fine contemporary binding of tree calf, flat spines gilt, double morocco labels. A most attractive set of this famous book. Chesterfield (1694-1773) is chiefly remembered as the author of these famous Letters, begun in 1737 and written almost daily as a method of educating his (extraordinarily uncouth) son, and published after their writer&#39;s death by the son&#39;s widow, Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope. &#39;Recognised as the most brilliant aristocrat since the Restoration Wits&#39;, Chesterfield &#39;still lives as a synonym for polished manners and full assured worldliness&#39;, and the letters are replete with sensible, facilely expressed instruction, especially in terms of what constitutes good breeding (Day). This set is in remarkably good condition, looking much as it must have done when first published.

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        Naturgeschichtliche Unterhaltungen oder Abbildungen naturgeschichtlicher Gegenstände. Zweite Abtheilung : Vögel.

      Schweidnitz. bei Carl Friedrich Stuckart, ca. 1800.. mit 40 handkolorierten Kupfern, gr.8°. 23,5 x 19,7 cm. 176 S. 40 Tafeln, (4) S. Seiten, private Nachbindung mit Dreiseitenfarbschnitt, Hardcover in Halbleinwand,. In gutem Zustand. Einband berieben, der Schnitt etwas fleckig und entfärbt sowie leicht gebräunt, mit neuen Vorsätzen, Titel und Folgeblatt stark braunfleckig und mit restaurierten Rändern, der Buchblock in den Rändern meist braunfleckig, es fehlt das Text-Blatt mit den Seiten 89/90, die Tafeln vollständig und in schöner Kolorierung, ästhetisch ungemein ansprechend, die Tafeln 3 und 6 in der Numerierung falsch ausgedruckt und dementsprechend an den falschen Stellen eingebunden, Tafel 4 im Rand mit Ausriß außerhalb der Darstellung und im Format etwas beschnitten. Untertitel: Zum Gebrauche für die Jugend in den Schulen und zur Unterhaltung für Erwachsene, der Titel ohne Verfasser und Erscheinungsjahr, einige Tafeln in den Rändern etwas braunfleckig, teilweise die Kolorierung etwas durchschlagend, eine Tafel rückseitig repariert (Riss), - für uns kein Exemplar in einer deutschen Bibliothek nachweisbar.

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        [ MANUSCRIPT ] Kunstfarb Buch auf aller Hand mussen Zeugen Gut und Abprobiert Geschriben [sic] von Johannes Kaeck Zeugmacher In Rottweil

      Rottweil: not published, ca. 1800 Unique. A good copy in a worn and broken binding; text block split; some spotty staining but otherwise quite good and usable; paper in good, firm condition. sm. 4to.,.An elaborate semi-literate German dyer's manual with many recipes; accomplished in three different hands. Johannes Kaeck, the apparent compiler, lived in the town of Rottweil in southern Germany. Kaeck identifies himself on the elaborate calligraphic title page as a 'Zeugmacher', i.e., a tool maker or leather worker. The contents of the manuscript, however, indicate a very detailed interest in dyes, colors, and fabrics. The manuscript is in two parts. The first is appx. 144 pages in a single hand of German gothic script. This deals exclusivley with dye recipes for colors. The colors are primarily blues, yellow, reds and greens of various hues. They are sometimes accompanied by notations as to the cloth (wool, Turkish wool, linen, and cotton) to be used. The recipes are quite advanced with advice on how to make the dyes permanent etc.. At one point in the manuscript the writer recommends the use of a 'soda' (sodium carbonate) to be gotten at a specific chemical factory outside Magdeburg. At another point he distinguishes between the dyes noted in the manuscript and the manufacture of chemical dyes. The second part of the manuscript is appx. 75 pages. This appears to be in two distinct hands. The content varies with appx. half being given over to various cures and additional recipes and the remainder being mathematical puzzles ( 'magic squares' ), geometry, lessons etc.. It seems likely that at one point this manuscript 'emigrated' to America and was used as a dyer's guide. There are occasional ref's. in English in a later hand that supplement a few of the dye recipes.

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        A Chart of the World Exhibiting the Track of M. de La Perouse

      London: Stockdale, 1800. Handcoloured engraved map measuring 430 x 645 mm., a little browning of the margins, very good. La Pérouse and d&#39;Entrecasteaux. A large and finely engraved map of the world depicting the discoveries of the La Pérouse and d&#39;Entrecasteaux voyages. The map was published to accompany Stockdale&#39;s translation of the Voyage in Search of La Pe?rouse, based on the account of Labillardiére, the naturalist appointed to the 1791-1793 d&#39;Entrecasteaux expedition to Australia and the Pacific. D&#39;Entrecasteaux&#39;s main task was the search for La Pérouse, hence the map is marked with his known movements until his sojourn at Botany Bay, and also with the tracks of d&#39;Entrecasteaux&#39;s own vessels the Recherche and Espérance. The fate of the La Pérouse expedition excited considerable curiosity across Europe, and this fine map printed in London some twelve years later is a testament to the ongoing interest in the ill-fated voyage. The publisher, John Stockdale, was a popular and prolific London bookseller of the later eighteenth-century. He published two of the foundational works in the history of Australian settlement, the First Fleet accounts of Governor Phillip and John Hunter. Stockdale was born into humble means and raised as a blacksmith, but moved to London where he worked as a valet and then apprentice to the publisher John Almon, establishing himself in business when Almon retired in 1781. Stockdale was reputed to be a success in spite of himself, and was known for rather eccentric habits.

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