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        Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen na Oost en West-Indiën, ... gedaan; zedert het jaar 1521 tot 1524 ... [volume 10].Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, 1707. Comprising: (1) Vervolg der roemwaardige zee- en land-reysen des dapperen Ferdinand Cortes; aan de vaste kust van Mexico en Nieuw-Spaanje. Gedaan in 't jaar 1521, en vervolgens.Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, 1706. (2) Drie verscheyde togten ter zee en te land in de West-Indien, gedaan in 't jaar 1523 en vervolgens. De eerste door Franciscus de Garay van Jamaica na Panuco; de tweede door Pedro d'Avarado van Mexico na Guatemala; de derde door Diego de Godoy; mede van Mexico.Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, 1707. (3) Scheeps-togt van Johan de Verrazano, Florentyner, na Florida.Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, 1706.3 works in 1 volume. 8vo. With 15 engraved double-page plates and 4 engraved folding maps. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges.

      Alden & Landis 707/2; Howgego, to 1800, C193, C194, M16 and V32; Sabin 3; Tiele, Bibl. 5. First edition of the tenth volume of the 8vo edition of a collection of travelogues, compiled by the publisher and cartographer Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733). The complete collection, consisting of 28 volumes, covers important voyages to the East and West Indies and other countries from 1246 to "this day" (1696), undertaken by all European countries other than the Dutch. The present volume deals with voyages during the years 1521-1524 to the "West Indies", including North America, Mexico, and Nicaragua. The three works were meant for publication, with a general title-page and index. The first work gives a chronological account of the explorations and conquests of the Spanish conquistadors Hernán (Ferdinand) Cortes (1485-1547) and Dil Gonzales Davila, and the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521). The second text, entitled Drie verscheyde togten..., deals with voyages to the West Indies by Franciscus de Garay, Pedro d'Alvarado and Diego the Godoy. The book ends with a small work on the voyages of the Florentine navigator Giovanni de Verrazano (ca.1485-1528), including a report on French voyages and colonies in Canada and Florida. With bookplate. Minor browning and a waterstain on some of the last pages. Binding rubbed and slightly damaged. Overall in very good condition.

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        [PLATYPUS] Sur un nouveau genre de quadrupède édenté, nommé Ornithorhynchus - paradoxus;

      par M. BLUMENBACH. IN: Bulletin des Sciences, par la Société Philomatique, No. 39. Paris : Prairial, an 8 de la République [i.e. May-June, 1800]. Quarto, mid nineteenth century plain blue wrappers (some paper loss along spine), upper wrapper with later nineteenth century manuscript annotation '1800 a 1801', containing a year's run of twelve Bulletins (nos. 37-48, pp 97-192), the French translation by "C.V." of Blumenbach's report on the Ornithorhynchusparadoxusappearing on the first page of Bulletin no. 39, occupying three-quarters of page 113, and accompanied by an engraved illustration of the animal(Pl. VII. fig. 1.); all of the Bulletinswithin the binding are crisp, uncut copies. Text in French. Housed in a custom clamshell box. The first illustrated description of the platypus published in French, being a translation of the German naturalist Johann Friedrich Blumenbach's account published in Göttingen early in 1800. Translation of the French: 'This animal was given to the author by Mr. Banks. It is found in abundance in a lake of New Holland, close to Botany Bay. The form of its body, if one ignores the head, is not dissimilar to that of a small otter. It possesses no teeth, and its snout is large and flat, covered with a bare skin which, in short, resembles a duck's beak. The sides of the lower jaw are furnished, as those of that bird, with small blades like the teeth of a saw. Yet in spite of this outward resemblance, the skeleton of this snout is comparable to that of the snouts of quadrupeds, with the exception of this remarkable anomaly: that there is a gap between the two intermaxillary bones which consists entirely of cartilage ... This animal is similar in appearance ... to the Porcupine-anteater (Myrmecophagus aculeata) [described by] Shaw in Natural Miscellany no. 36 Echidna Cuv. tabl. Zool.' But it differs greatly in the form of its snout and by the nature of its outer covering. It is worth noting that the family of edentates, of which there are few recognised types in previously known regions of the world, seems to have more representatives in this vast continent of New Holland; and likewise that only very few examples of animals with pouches, or didelphes, are found in America and the Indies, in comparison with the variety of forms which are evident in this new country.' In 1797, Governor John Hunter collected the skin of a platypus and sent it to the Literary and Philosophical Society in Newcastle-upon-Tyne with an accompanying sketch. George Shaw used these for the basis of what was, until recently, regarded as the first published scientific description of the mysterious animal (George Shaw, Platypus anatinus, in Natural Miscellany,June 1799). Many distinguished scientists, including Shaw, entertained doubts as to the genuineness of the specimen, instinctively believing that an animal with such paradoxical characteristics could well be a taxidermist's hoax. Early in 1800, the German naturalist Blumenbach, having examined a specimen brought from New Holland by Joseph Banks, reflected the animal's enigmatic nature in naming it Ornithorhynchus paradoxus, although to colonists in New South Wales it was variously known as the watermole, duckbill or duckmole. However, a Germanchildren’s encyclopaedia by J.F. Bertuch (Bilderbuch für Kinder. Weimar, 1798-1830), held in the collection of the National Library of Australia, makes the subject of who was the first to classify the platypus a matter for conjecture. The third volume of Bertuch's work, published in 1798, contains a description of the platypus which uses Blumenbach's taxonomy -Ornithorhynchus paradoxus - and which is accompanied by two illustrations of the enigmatic animal. This publication appeared in print the year prior to Shaw's description, a fact which is strong evidence to support the case for Blumenbach having described and classified the platypus well before his own account was published. Curiously, although Blumenbach refers to Shaw's published account of the echidna (Natural Miscellany no. 36), he makes no mention of Shaw's description of the platypus (Natural Miscellany no. 10). The question of the true taxonomy of the platypus was one which vexed scientists throughout most of the nineteenth century. In 1802 the anatomist Everard Home was the first to recognise that the platypus possessed a cloaca (for reproduction and secretion), an unknown characteristic in any mammal. The first hearsay evidence that the platypus laid eggs was provided by George Cayley of Sydney, who reported to an inquisitive Joseph Banks in 1803 and 1804 information that local Aborigines had given him concerning the animal's habits. Yet, since the platypus was of the piliferous (hair bearing) class - not a reptile, fish or bird - the suggestion that it laid eggs was one which confounded scientists. By the 1830s, many scientists, including the distinguished British naturalist Richard Owen, were still antipathetic to the idea that the platypus laid eggs. However, even for scientists who accepted this as fact, there was still a further distinction in classification to be made: did the animal suckle its young, as a true mammal, or did its young hatch independently and without the need for maternal secretion for sustenance, like a reptile? It would not be until 1884 that the riddle of the animal's mode of reproduction was finally solved, when William Caldwell, a Darwinian evolutionist, established that both the platypus and the echidna are teatless, egg laying mammals which suckle their young, the evolutionary link between reptiles and mammals.

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        Dagverhaal eener reize naar Temboektoe, van de westkust af van Afrika, door de binnenlanden, over Jenné, Kabra, Arawan en vele andere opmerkelijke plaatsen, de groote woestijn door, op Tanger... Uit het Fransch overgebragt door Herman van Lil. Haarlem, widow A. Loosjes, 1831. 2 volumes. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece and an engraved author's portrait by D. and A. Veelvaard, and a large folding map (41.5 x 28.5 cm) after E.F. Jomard. Contemporary half cloth.

      NCC (6 copies; 1 incomplete); Saalmink, p. 338; cf. Gay, Bibl. de l'Afrique et l'Arabe248 (French edition); Howgego, 1800-1850, C2; not in Tiele, Bibl. First Dutch edition of Caillié's travels to Timbuktu. In 1826 the Société de Géographie had offered a reward of 10,000 francs to the first European to visit Timbuktu (and return alive). Caillié, by that time already travelling in Africa, was determined to reach the fabled city. Dressed as a Muslim and well-versed in Arabic, he embarked on his journey in April 1827, reaching Timbuktu on 19 April of the following year. "Caillié was sorely disappointed with what he saw: a dreary, sleepy little town on the edge of the desert ..." (Howgego). Nothing was left of the legendary riches of the city, and the population lived in constant fear of Tuareg attack. Caillié remained in Timbuktu for only two weeks, leaving for Morocco on 4 May. He crossed the Sahara, and after many hardships reached Morocco's Tafilet region on 23 July. By way of Fez, Meknes and Rabat he arrived in Tangier from where he sailed for France.Caillié was preceded Benjamin Rose and by Alexander Gordon Laing in being the first European to enter Timbuktu. Laing, however, was murdered on the way back and Rose's account met with disbelieve. Accordingly, Caillié was rewarded the 10,000 franc prize after his successful return in October 1828. His narrative contains many interesting details on the secluded regions he traversed and the peoples he encountered, without romanticizing his adventures.Fine set.

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        Copper token issued by Pidcock's Menagerie, London, circa 1801, featuring a kangaroo and joey

      Æ halfpenny, diameter 29 mm, weight 11 grams. Obverse: a kangaroo left, facing back, a joey in pouch, THIS KANGAROO'S BIRTH. SEP. 10. 1800. Reverse: a lion standing right, facing back, with dog on back, LION AND DOG 1801; plain edge. An extremely fine, near mint example with lustrous brown patina. The Grand Menagerie of Wild Beasts and Birds, owned by the entrepreneur Gilbert Pidcock, was one of numerous menageries of exotic animals that could be visited by the public in Georgian London. Pidcock opened for business under his own name in 1795, at the Exeter Change in the Strand, after purchasing his initial stock from his former business partner and fellow menagerist, Thomas Clark. To promote his business, between 1795 and 1801 Pidcock issued copper tokens with a wide variety of combinations of animals from his menagerie adorning the obverse and reverse. Apart from the kangaroo and lion, these included a cockatoo, toucan, beaver, rhinoceros, elephant, baboon, ostrich and a two-headed cow. Pidcock's tokens went into general circulation and had a value equivalent to a halfpenny. They could also be redeemed at his establishment for minted crown coinage, or used as part payment towards the admission fee (which would have been considerably more than halfpence). Pidcock's business was hugely popular and financially successful. By 1809, his animals were insured for the staggering sum of £4,000. Posters for the Grand Menagerie were designed by none other than engraver and natural history artist Thomas Bewick, who drew many of his illustrations from life on Pidcock's premises. Pidcock's animals were not solely for exhibition - they could also be procured by other private collectors: "I was one day walking down Piccadilly, early in the morning, when I met a porter carrying a live kangaroo, which he was conveying from Mr Pidcock‘s at the Exeter Change, to a person who had purchased it. The animal was fastened to [him] by the feet, and his head lay dangling over, very near the left ear of the fellow who was carrying him; this it seemed was a temptation not to be resisted by the kangaroo, who, after smelling at the man‘s ear for a long time, gave it a terrible bite, and nearly clipped it off." (Letters from an Irish Student in England to his Father in Ireland, vol.1., p.149. London : Lewis, 1809. Cited in Plumb, Christopher. The Georgian menagerie : exotic animals in eighteenth-century London. London : I.B. Tauris, 2015).

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        Description du Tibet, d'après la relation des Lamas Tangoutes, établis parmi les Mongols.Paris, Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1808. 8vo. With engraved illustration on title-page. Modern half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      - Lust 207; cf. Cordier, Sinica, col. 2879; Howgego, to 1800, P10. Very rare first edition in French, of a description of Tibet, written by the German zoologist and botanist Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811). The text was translated from German by Baron Jean de Reuilly (1780-1810?), explorer of the Crimea and the Black Sea. "[Pallas] soon attracted the attention of Catharine II of Russia and was invited to St Petersburg, where he was appointed professor of natural history at the Imperial Academy of Sciences in 1767. At the request of Catherine, he was very quickly placed in charge of an academy expedition into Russia and Siberia" (Howgego). The first part of the work is devoted to the description of Tibet according to accounts of Tibetan Lamas established among the Mongols. The second part is dedicated to a report of the celebrations and ceremonies during the period from 22 June to 12 July 1729, in the small village Ourga, to celebrate the rebirth of Koutoukhta, one of the most distinguished priests of Mongolia.With a faint waterstain throughout, otherwise in very good condition and nearly untrimmed. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Engelske capitainens Wilhelm Blighs resa, genom Södra Werlds-Hafvet, tolf hundrade sjömil i öpen bät, frän Tofoa till Timor. Including: Nyaste tidningar frän Otahiti. Uppsala, Joh. Edmans Enka, 1792. 12mo. Contemporary blue stiff paper wrappers.

      Ferguson 129; O'Reilly & Reitman 554; WorldCat (5 copies); cf. Hill 132; Howgego, to 1800, B107; Wantrup, pp. 128-129. Rare first and only edition of the abridged Swedish translation of William Bligh's account of his voyage to Tahiti as commander of the Bounty, of the mutiny onboard the ship and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew in a small boat, "one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history" (Hill). In 1787, the English naval officer William Bligh (1754-1817), who had accompanied Captain Cook on his third voyage to the Pacific, was sent off to the Pacific for the purpose of introducing breadfruit trees from the South Sea Islands to the West Indies as cheap food for the slaves. After spending five months at Tahiti, he set sail for the Caribbean by way of Tonga, where the famous mutiny took place. Bligh and 18 of his men were set adrift in the ship's small launch boat and made a remarkable voyage to Timor, more than 6.5 kilometres away. "In the course of this hazardous journey Bligh took the opportunity to chart and name parts of the unknown north-east coast of New Holland [= Australia] as he passed along it" (Wantrup).It includes an additional chapter dealing with Captain William Sever's visit to the Society Islands in 1788 (an abridgement in Swedish of chapter 20 of Stockdale's Botany Bay, 1789) and some notes on Tahiti by the translator Samuel Ödmann.With bookplate and owner's inscription. Only a few minor spots and the spine partly tattered. Very good, wholly untrimmed, copy.

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        Klavermusik 1-2. [=Omslagstitel.]

      - Handskrifter, circa år 1800. 4:o. 44,+ (12); 94 s. Oskurna och häftade i samtida, något nötta marmorerade pappersomslag, det första i rött och det andra i blått, med handskrivna etiketter på frampärmarna: ?Åtskillige Clavérstycken. Aug. Odencrantz? Två häften. Fin avskriftsamling av stycken för piano och oftast med sång, med mycket svenskt material av Vogler, Mecklin, Edelmann, Åhlström m.fl. men även förstås av Mozart, Glück etc. Två stycken till text av Bellman ?Frun och pigan på morgonstunden? och ?Mångelskan? Den andra häftet f.f.a. innehåller många avskrifter ur ?Musikaliskt tidsfördrif? Thor August Odencrantz (1782-1829) som studerade i Uppsala mellan åren 1798 och 1800 var hovrättsråd och ledamot av Jönköpings hushållningssällskap, samt topografisk och statistisk författare. Han var en duktig amatörmusiker och ?.spelade klavér, citra, lutha och harpa - ofta till egna compositioner? Han dog ganska ung, endast 47 år gammal.

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        An expedition of discovery into the interior of Africa, through the hitherto undescribed countries of the great Namaquas, Boschmans, and Hill Damaras.London, Henry Colburn (on back of title-page: printed by William Wilcockson), 1838. 2 volumes. Large 12mo (20 x 12.5 cm). With a lithographed folding map illustrating Alexander's route through South Africa in red, 7 etched plates by William Heath depicting African landscapes, villages, animals and people, and 7 wood-engraved illustrations in text. Richly gold-tooled green morocco (ca. 1890), with gold-tooled illustrations of African animals in 5 of the 6 spine compartments.

      Gay 3126; Howgego, 1800-1850, A4; Mendelssohn I, p. 20; South African Bibliography I, p. 49. First edition of an account of an expedition into Namaqualand and Damaraland, in present-day Namibia, undertaken by Sir James Edward Alexander (1803-1885) on behalf of the Royal Geographical Society. He was "the first European to travel overland from Cape Town to Walvisbay. En route he discovered deposits of copper, and in 1836 at Alexander Bay (named after him, at the mouth of the Orange River), discovered diamonds. He covered nearly 6500 kilometres without losing a man, brought back many specimens of birds and plants, and produced a good map of the region" (Howgego). Besides various anecdotes, the work discusses the indigenous population and its natural history. The African interior remained little known and Alexander's account must have fascinated the public in his day, forty years before Henry Morton Stanley made a media sensation with his Through the dark continent.Added is an appendix on natural history, including descriptions of birds, botanical specimens, minerals and more, followed by extensive notes on the social conditions of the Namaquas, Boschmans and Damaras, the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, the Boer Trekkers in Natal and the Zulus, and some notes on whaling.With the plates browned, with minor offsetting on the facing pages, and a small tear in the folding map, but otherwise in very good condition. The spines are faded to brown but otherwise also very good.

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        Reis naar de noord-west kust van Amerika. Gedaan in de jaren 1785, 1786, 1787 en 1788.Amsterdam, Matthijs Schalekamp, 1795. 4to. With folding engraved map (34.5 x 46 cm) showing the routes of the ships King George and Queen Charlotte , 1 plate with engraved music and 8 folding engraved plates (last plate partly hand-coloured). Modern red half leather.

      Forbes 253 (cf. 177); Howgego, before 1800, P141; Sabin 64395; Tiele, Bibl. 878. First edition of the Dutch translation of Portlock's account of "the first commercial voyage to the northwest coast [of America] and the first English voyage to visit Hawaii after that of Captain James Cook" (Forbes). The object of the voyage was to trade furs between China and the northwest coast of America. The expedition was fitted out with two ships, the King George commanded by Portlock and the Queen Charlotte by George Dixon: both commanders had accompanied Captain Cook on his last voyage. They rounded Cape Horn and sailed for the northwest coast of America by way of Hawaii. The expedition cruised Cook Inlet and the Gulf of Alaska and the King George called three times at Hawaii, visiting Kealakekua, Aohu, Niihau, Kawaihae, Waimea and Kauai. The plates include an illustration of Hawaiian artefacts and a portrait of Hawaiian chief Kiana (here spelled "Tijaana") in feather cape and helmet. Slightly browned, some marginal stains, occasional foxing and small spots. In good condition.

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        Bladen over Japan.The Hague, Belinfante brothers, 1852. 8vo. With a large lithographed folding bird's eye view of Dejima (32.5 x 46), with the Dutch flag coloured by hand. Original publisher's green printed paper wrappers. Untrimmed and with the bolts unopened.

      Alt-Japan-Katalog 838; Cordier, Japonica, col. 507; not in Nipponalia. First and only edition of a collection of various short texts (new articles, excerpts, transcriptions of letters etc.) concerning Japan and in particular Dejima and Dutch-Japanese relations, collected by Joseph Henry Levyssohn (1800-1883), who was the chief official ("opperhoofd") of Dejima, the Dutch trading post in Japan, from 1845 to 1851. It is divided into 4 parts: the first covering the Dutch-Japanese relations and Japanese polity; the second particularities during Levyssohn's stay in Japan; the third the American-Japanese trade relations; and the fourth various topics (including an extensive, 39-page bibliography of books concerning Japan). Levyssohn provides introductory remarks and commentaries and includes transcriptions of previously unpublished documents.Spine tattered and some sewing supports broken, splitting the bookblock, otherwise in good condition, with only a few minor spots.

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        Description du Tibet, d'après la relation des Lamas Tangoutes, établis parmi les Mongols.Paris, Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1808. 8vo. With engraved illustration on title-page. Modern half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Lust 207; cf. Cordier, Sinica, col. 2879; Howgego, to 1800, P10. Very rare first edition in French, of a description of Tibet, written by the German zoologist and botanist Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811). The text was translated from German by Baron Jean de Reuilly (1780-1810?), explorer of the Crimea and the Black Sea. "[Pallas] soon attracted the attention of Catharine II of Russia and was invited to St Petersburg, where he was appointed professor of natural history at the Imperial Academy of Sciences in 1767. At the request of Catherine, he was very quickly placed in charge of an academy expedition into Russia and Siberia" (Howgego). The first part of the work is devoted to the description of Tibet according to accounts of Tibetan Lamas established among the Mongols. The second part is dedicated to a report of the celebrations and ceremonies during the period from 22 June to 12 July 1729, in the small village Ourga, to celebrate the rebirth of Koutoukhta, one of the most distinguished priests of Mongolia.With a faint waterstain throughout, otherwise in very good condition and nearly untrimmed.

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        Hundertwasser Brockhaus Enzyklopädie 24 Bände und einmaliges Kunstwerk von HUWA

      19.völlig neu bearbeitete Auflage der wohl schönsten 24-bändigen Brockhaus-Enzyklopädihunderte in einer auf 1800 Stück limitierten Künstleredition. Jeder Einband dieser Auflage variiert in der Farbe des Leinens wie auch in den Farben der Folienprägung, somit ist jedes Exemplar ein Unikat. Es handelt sich um eine streng limitierte und nummerierte Auflage von insgesamt 1.800 Exemplaren weltweit, die beim Verlag vergriffen und nur noch antiquarisch erhältlich ist.Die Besonderheit ist die Verbindung eines Nachschlagewerks mit einem Kunstwerk, dessen Schöpfer verstorben ist - somit ist ein Wertsteigerungspotential gegeben. Es ist auch ein Meisterwerk der Buchbinderkunst. Der erste Band ist von Friedensreich Hundertwasser persönlich handnummeriert/signiert. Ich verkaufe das Werk Nr. 1388/1800. Alle Bände befinden sich in original schwarzen Kartonschubern, die geschützt werden von Brockhaus Versandkartons. Alle Kunstwerke sind in den 8 Versandkartons des Brockhaus Verlags aus den 90er Jahren des vorigen Jahrhunderts. Alle Bände in TOP-Zustand aus sehr gepflegtem Nichtraucherhaushalt. Der Käufer erhält ausserdem ein weiteres Unikat des großen Künstlers: eine Liste mit HUNDERT verschiedenen in- und ausländischen Mineral-WASSER, die der Meister in Neuseeland perönlich handsigniert hat mit einem seiner Pseudonyme "Friedensreich Regentag". Dies ist ein doppeltes Unikat, weil Hundertwasser üblicherweise ausschließlich Autogramme auf seine Porträtfotos (Vorderseite) und auf Kunstpostkarten (Rückseite) gibt (Belege werden beigefügt).

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        VOYAGE IN SEARCH OF LA PEROUSE. PERFORMED BY ORDER OF THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY, DURING THE YEARS 1791,1792, 1793 AND 1794

      London: John Stockdale. Very Good. 1800. First Edition. Hardcover. Volume 2 only. Rebound in 3/4 faux maroon leather over marble boards with gilt title on spine. First English edition. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact. First three pages have a damp stain. Last few pages are lightly foxed. Including the Pictorial frontispiece this volume has 31 full page plates. 344 pp + Appendix: # 1 (pp 1 - 72) Vocabulary of the Malays, Friendly Islands, New Caledonia and Waygiou Languages. Appendix #2 : (pp 73 - 105) Tables of the Route of the Esperance During the years 1791, 1792, 1793 and 1794, From the Time of Her Leaving Europe Till her Arrival at Surabaya. Prior owner Sarah Norton placed her signature on pages 50, 100 and 200 . Nautical; B/W Plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 344 pages .

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        Journael ende historis verhael van de reyse gedaen by oosten de Straet Le Maire, naer de custen van Chili ... inden jare 1643 voor gevallen. Including: [VRIES, Maerten Gerritsz.]. Als mede een beschryvinghe van het eylandt Eso, ghelegen ontrent dertigh mylen van het machtigh Rijcke van Japan ... soo als eerst in 't selvige jaer door het schip Castricum bezeylt is.Amsterdam, Broer Jansz., 1646. 4to. With 2 folding engraved maps and a folding engraved plate. Modern wrappers, in cloth clamshell box.

      Cordier, Japonica, cols. 354-355; Howgego, to 1800, B169, V63; Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 372; Muller, America 358 ("of the highest interest"); Sabin 8427; STCN (7 copies). First edition of the account of the charting voyage by Maerten Gerritsz. Vries (1589-1646) to the north of Japan, together with the popular account of a Dutch West India Company voyage to Chile under Hendrik Brouwer (1581-1643). Brouwer, one of the directors of the Dutch West India Company, acted as the commander of a fleet of six ships, specially sent to the western coast of South America to activate the trade between the Dutch and the natives. During this voyage, which resulted in the first place in a better knowledge of that coast, Brouwer died at Chiloe and was buried at Valdivia in August 1643. Appended to that journal is the very important account of a charting voyage to Japan. That same year (1643) Maerten Gerritsz. Vries, got "instructions from Governor Van Diemen ... to examine the countries to the north of Japan and to assess their economic and trading potential, particularly with regard to mineral wealth" (Howgego). He visited Hokkaido (Yezo) and Sakhalin, discovered the islands Iturup and Urup and gave his name to the strait between those islands. La Pérouse considered him one of the most eminent seafarers of his time. A couple of leaves slightly browned and a few occasional spots and smudges, otherwise a very good copy.

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        Nineteen years travels through the most eminent places in the habitable world. London, for John Wright & Thomas Passinger, 1682. 8vo. With a folding woodcut frontispiece, 6 folding woodcut plates and 1 woodcut in the text. 19th-century dark brown sheepskin.

      Howgego, to 1800, L134; Wing L2541; cf. Blackmer 1021 (1640 ed.); for Lithgow: DNB XXXIII, p. 361. Third complete edition (the first under the present title) of a classic account of three voyages by the Scotsman William Lithgow (1582-1645?), mostly on foot, from Rome to Greece, Crete, Turkey, Cyprus, the Holy Land, Egypt and Malta, continental Europe and North Africa, and through the British Isles and the Iberian peninsula. He gives the earliest clear account of coffee drinking in Europe, describes Turkish baths and long Turkish tobacco pipes, pigeon post between Aleppo and Bagdad and the hatching of chicken eggs by artificial incubation. The book went through more than a dozen editions in the course of two centuries. "He ... had a greater knowledge of the interior of the countries he visited than most travellers of this period. He provides interesting details of the society, men, and manners he observed" (Blackmer).Some plates bound at wrong position. With an occasional small tear or hole; trimmed, occasionally shaving a running head; and with the frontispiece backed with later paper. A pioneering travel account, including detailed observations of life in the Ottoman Empire, Egypt and other parts of the Middle East.

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        Collectio nova patrum et scriptorum Graecorum, Eusebii Caesariensis, Athanasii, & Cosmae Aegyptii.Paris, Claudius Rigaud, 1707. 2 volumes. Folio. With 4 engraved plates, and 3 woodcut illustrations in the text. Each volume with an engraved headpiece, the first incorporating the coat of arms of Pope Clement XI, and the second that of Jean-Paul Bignon. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spine and binding edges.

      Howgego, to 1800, C199; cf. Cridle, Christian topography of Cosmas (1897); for Montfaucon: Sandys II, pp. 385-388. First edition, second issue, of a monumental collection of Greek voyages, often overlooked in the literature, including the first complete edition of Cosmas of Alexandria's celebrated Christiana topographia. Cosmas, a merchant from Alexandria, sailed in the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf and visited Ethiopia ca. 530. Though he was known as "Indicopleustes", or Indian Voyager, it is doubtful whether he actually visited India. In his Christiana topographia Cosmas aimed to show that the earth was flat and the cosmos shaped like rectangular vaulted box. Several of the engravings in the present volume, reproduced from a manuscript, illustrate this view. One shows the earth as a rectangle with three notches, one notch representing the ArabianGulf, and the whole surrounded by an ocean, with in the east another rectangle representing Paradise, out of which four rivers flow into the inhabited world.Slightly browned, with some occasional minor foxing or thumbing, and some faint stains, otherwise in very good condition. Binding also very good, only slightly rubbed and the spine of the second volume slightly damaged at the head.

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        Reize van Aleppo naar Jeruzalem, op Paasschen, in 't jaar 1698.Utrecht, Willem van Poolsum, 1705. 4to. With engraved frontispiece and 9 engraved plates (including 5 folding). Later half vellum.

      STCN (7 copies); cf. Atabey 784; Howgego, to 1800, P117; for the author see: Butlin, "Maundrell, Henry (bap. 1665, d. 1701)", in: ODNB (online). First edition of the Dutch translation of an account of a journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem and back by the British clergyman Henry Maundrell. The work was partially published to bring up to date Sandys's famous Relation of a journey (1610), which was still very popular. However, "Maundrell's account is quite different from that of Sandys, and is a major work in its own right, giving detailed descriptions of the life and landscapes of Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine, including the agricultural practices of the regions and places encountered, in addition to descriptions of places of religious significance. The factual accounts of the relict features of the ancient worlds are of interest and value, and they are accompanied by careful measurements and plans of major sites such as Baalbek" (Butlin).Browned, lower outer corner of title-page restored, some occasional foxing and mostly marginal stains. Binding rubbed along the extremities, sides scratched.

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        Hamburg und seine Bauten mit Altona, Wandsbek und Harburg-Wilhelmsburg 1918-1929. Herausgegeben vom Architekten und Ingenieur-Verein zu Hamburg.

      Mit 412 Seiten, 1 Blatt. Mit 860 schwarz-weißen Abbildungen und Illustrationen sowie einigen Kartenskizzen und Lageplänen. Mit einer ausfaltbaren Karte *Schienenverkehr des Großraums Hamburg*. Oln, 4 ( 28,5 x 21,5 cm ) Mit Themen wie: Schumacher-Bauten, öffentlicher Hochbau, Wohnungsbau, gewerbliche Bauten, Stadtbild. Ingenieurbauten, Verkehr und Güterverkehr, Hafen, Straßen, Brücken, Wasserwirtschaft, Hygiene, Energie-Versorgung, Beleuchtung, Bauten der Deutschen Reichspost usw.. Einband gering fleckig, innen wenige Seiten gering fleckig bzw. gering stockfleckig. ( Gewicht 1800 Gramm ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics on request )

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        Reize door de binnenlanden van Noord-Amerika.Leiden, Abraham and Jan Honkoop, 1796. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With a small engraved author's portrait on title-page, a folding engraved map, and 5 (of 6) engraved plates (1 folding and 3 hand-coloured). Contemporary mottled half calf.

      Howgego, to 1800, C63; JCB II, 3776; Sabin 11190. First edition of the Dutch translation of a travelogue of North America by the English-American colonial captain Jonathan Carver (1710-1780). "In 1766 Carver was employed ... to explore to the west of the Great Lake in an attempt to contact the Sioux Indians. ... After wintering with the Indians on the Ste Croix River, Carver set out to return to Mackinac, but at the mouth of the Wisconsin met Captain James Tute, in command of a party send out to explore a route to the Pacific Ocean" (Howgego). The folding map shows the midlands of North America, the folding plate the St. Anthony waterfall in the Mississippi River and the hand-coloured engravings show different native American Indians.Lacking one of the engraved plates showing native Americans, otherwise in very good condition, only a few small spots. Binding slightly worn along the extremities, but still good.

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        Verhael van de eerste schip-vaert der Hollandische ende Zeeusche schepen door 't Way-gat, by Noorden Noorwegen, Moscovien ende Tartarien, na de coninckrijcken Cathay ende China. Met drie schepen, uyt Texel gezeylt in den jare 1594. Hier achter is by-ghevoeght de beschrijvinghe van de landen Siberien, Samoyeda, ende Tingoesa. Seer vreemt en vermaackelijck om lesen. Amsterdam, for Joost Hartgers, 1648. 4to. With woodcut illustration on title-page and a double-page engraved plate with 6 illustrations. Old marbled wrappers.

      Tiele, Bibl. 1132; Tiele, Mém. p. 114; Howego, to 1800, B21. Early edition of a classic account of the three earliest Dutch exploration voyages (1594, 1595, 1596) in search of a northeast passage to China, by Willem Barentsz. Two of the voyages were in company with Jan Huygen van Linschoten. Gerrit de Veer, the author of this book and close friend of Willem Baretsz., had taken part in the second and third voyage. The third voyage, with the well-known wintering on Nova Zembla, is by far the most famous and ranks among the greatest in the annals of Polar exploration.Faint waterstain in the upper right corner, some thumbing and a couple small stains; a good copy.

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        De zeden der wilden van Amerika. Zynde een nieuwe uitvoerige en zeer kurieuse beschryving van derzelver oorsprong, godsdienst, manier van oorlogen, huwelyken, opvoeding, oeffeningen, feesten, danzeryen, begravenissen, en andere zeldzame gewoonten.The Hague, Gerard vander Poel, 1731. 2 volumes bound as 1. Folio. With engraved frontispiece, engraved map of North and South America and 41 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spine.

      Alden & Landis 731/128; Sabin 38598; Tiele, Bibl. 637; cf. Howgego, to 1800, L51. First edition of the Dutch translation of an important work on North American Indians. The author, Joseph François Lafitau (1681-1746), was the son of a rich merchant and travelled as a missionary to Canada in 1711, where he tried to convert the Iroquois Indians to Christianity. He made "a thorough study of Iroquois character and usages, as a preparation for his great work Moers des sauvages ..." (Howgego). It deals extensively with the religion of the Iroquois, referring to other "primal" religions in Brazil and the Antilles, but also to ancient Greek and Roman rites. Other chapters deal with the Iroquois government, marriage, warfare, trade, hunting, burial, etc., all illustrated in great detail. Lafiteau also discovered ginseng in Canada, and wrote a treatise on its medicinal properties.With bookplate and some marginal annotations in pencil. Binding rubbed along the extremities, corners bumped and top of front hinge slightly cracked. Text leaves and plates in very good condition, with only a few faint spots or stains.

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        Reize door de binnenlanden van Noord-Amerika.Leiden, Abraham and Jan Honkoop, 1796. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With a small engraved author's portrait on title-page, a folding engraved map, and 5 (of 6) engraved plates (1 folding and 3 hand-coloured). Contemporary mottled half calf.

      Howgego, to 1800, C63; JCB II, 3776; Sabin 11190. First edition of the Dutch translation of a travelogue of North America by the English-American colonial captain Jonathan Carver (1710-1780). "In 1766 Carver was employed ... to explore to the west of the Great Lake in an attempt to contact the Sioux Indians. ... After wintering with the Indians on the Ste Croix River, Carver set out to return to Mackinac, but at the mouth of the Wisconsin met Captain James Tute, in command of a party send out to explore a route to the Pacific Ocean" (Howgego). The folding map shows the midlands of North America, the folding plate the St. Anthony waterfall in the Mississippi River and the hand-coloured engravings show different native American Indians.Lacking one of the engraved plates showing native Americans, otherwise in very good condition, only a few small spots. Binding slightly worn along the extremities, but still good.

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        Miroir de la vérité dédié a tous les maçons.

      2 Bde. (von 3?). 392 S. 384 S. HLdr. d. Zt.. Vgl. Brunet V, 22511, Caillet 29 und Wolfstieg 518 (jeweils Ausgabe 1800-1802, in 3 Bänden). Vorliegende Ausgabe aus dem Verlag Collin konnte ich weder in Bibliothek noch Bibliographien nachweisen. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Gutes Exemplar!

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        Memoirs of a captivity in Japan, during the years 1811, 1812, and 1813; with observations on the country and the people ... second edition. Including: - RIKORD, Petr Ivanovich. Account of voyages to the coasts of Japan; and of negotiations with the Japanese, for the release of Captain Golownin and his companions.-Account of the voyages of Messrs. Chwostoff & Dawidoff.London, Henry Colburn & Co., 1824. 3 volumes. 8vo. With an additional facsimile map, copied from the French edition of 1818, inserted in volume 2. Modern red cloth.

      Cordier, Japonica, cols. 456-466; Howgego, 1800-1850, G15. Second edition of the English translation of a primary source for the history of Russian-Japanese relations in the aftermath of disputes that began during Ivan Krusenstern's voyage around the world (1803-1806) for the Russian-American Company under Nikolay Rezanov (1764-1807). That voyage brought Rezanov's trade mission to Japan in 1805, but he failed to reach an agreement, leaving Russian ships prohibited from entering Japanese waters. The Russian sloop Diana under command of the explorer Colonel Vasily Golovnin and Captain Petr Rikord made a new Russian voyage around the world (1808-1811), especially to explore and survey the Russian Pacific shores, Kamchatka and Alaska. In 1811 Japanese samurai captured Golovnin and six of his men on the island of Kunashir and took them to the island of Hokkaido. The present book gives a gripping account of Golovnin's capture and Rikord's successful operation to rescue him in 1813.With the title-page of volume one lacking and provided in facsimile, the publisher's advertisements at the end of volume three lacking as well, and the "General introduction" bound in volume three rather than in volume one. A fair copy, slightly thumbed throughout.

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        AN HISTORY OF MARINE ARCHITECTURE

      London: Printed by Bye and Law for R. Faulder et al., 1800-02. FIRST EDITION. Abbey says what is generally acknowledged, that this is "the most authoritative book on 18th century shipbuilding published in England." The significance of the work assigned to it by its contemporaries is suggested by the very large number of booksellers who served as selling agents: no fewer than 35 are listed on the title page. The text here has been "derived chiefly from original manuscripts, as well in private collections as in the great public repositories." Charnock (1756-1807) studied at Oxford but became interested in naval affairs and served for a time as a volunteer in the Navy; he also published an important six-volume biographical dictionary of 17th and 18th century British Naval captains, "Biographia Navalis," in 1794-98. The present item is of very great interest as a copy in the original boards, with all of its especially spacious margins intact. The difference in size of leaf of this book between regular and untrimmed copies is perhaps even more striking than usual: the NUC copy measures 295 mm., while ours is 320 mm. tall.. 320 x 250 mm. (12 5/8 x 9 3/4"). Three volumes. FIRST EDITION. Recent sympathetic half calf, marbled paper sides, raised bands, spine panels with blind-tooled centerpiece, green and black morocco labels, EDGES UNTRIMMED. Engraved title in first volume (called the "frontispiece" in the list of illustrations) and 99 PLATES, 19 of them folding (one folding out to measure 32 x 11 1/2"), WITH SOMETIMES STRIKING ILLUSTRATIONS OF NAVAL ARCHITECTURE (all but one of the plates placed at the ends of the volumes, some plates bound in the wrong order, but all present). Abbey "Life" 331; JCB Maritime History 431; Scott 474; Scheepvaart Museum Catalogue, p. 752; Lowndes I, 422. First leaf of text somewhat soiled, small hole in one folding plate and two preliminary leaves (no loss), nine plates with stab holes along fore edge, slight soiling or fraying at the edges of a few engravings, but IN MOST WAYS A FINE COPY, WITH EXCELLENT IMPRESSIONS OF THE PLATES, WITH AN ESPECIALLY FRESH AND CLEAN TEXT, AND WITH SPACIOUS MARGINS. Abbey says what is generally acknowledged, that this is "the most authoritative book on 18th century shipbuilding published in England." The significance of the work assigned to it by its contemporaries is suggested by the very large number of booksellers who served as selling agents: no fewer than 35 are listed on the title page. The text here has been "derived chiefly from original manuscripts, as well in private collections as in the great public repositories." Charnock (1756-1807) studied at Oxford but became interested in naval affairs and served for a time as a volunteer in the Navy; he also published an important six-volume biographical dictionary of 17th and 18th century British Naval captains, "Biographia Navalis," in 1794-98. The present item is of very great interest as a copy in the original boards, with all of its especially spacious margins intact. The difference in size of leaf of this book between regular and untrimmed copies is perhaps even more striking than usual: the NUC copy measures 295 mm., while ours is 320 mm. tall.

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        Italy with the addition of the southern parts of Germany as far as Pettau in Stiria; Murlakia, Dalmatia, the adjacent countries and all the Illyric Islands.

      2 hand-coloured 24-panneled sheets, 1120x 635mm.With the original slipcase.

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        [Title in Russian followed on the same page by:] Traité d'alliance défensive conclu entre leurs majestés, Empereur de toutes les Russies et le Roi de Prusse le 16/28 Juillet 1800.St Petersburg, Imperial Printing Office, 1801. Folio (29.5 x 21.5 cm). Treaty between Russia and Prussia in Russian and French in 2 parallel columns in cyrillic (left) and roman (right) types. Loose bifolia (and 1 singleton leaf).

      KVK & WorldCat (State Library, Moscow only); not in G.F. von Martens, Recueil des principaux traités ... Rare first and only edition, in Russian and French, of a defensive alliance concluded at St Petersburg between Tsar Pavel I of Russia and King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia on 28 July 1800 (16 July by the Julian calendar used in Russia until the Revolution), revising that concluded on 27 July/7 August 1792 following the Polish-Russian War. The 1792 treaty allied was drawn up when the parties were subjugating the once great and powerful Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, dissolved with its third partition in 1795. Nine months after Napoleon seized power in a coup d'état, these allies faced a much more dangerous foe. In spite of the greatly different political and military context, the treaty largely repeated the XIV articles of the 1792 treaty, but added a new article VIII (concerning the governance and provisioning of the army) and revised articles I, VII, XXII-XIV (this last group becoming XXIII-XV). We have found no other copy outside the Russian State Library in Moscow.Slightly browned and with an occasional minor marginal stain or tattered edge and the gutter folds somewhat weak, but otherwise in very good condition. Rare first and only edition (in Russian and French) of an 1800 treaty between Russia and Prussia, revising their 1792 treaty in the new political situation.

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        [Collection of 14 signed, mostly autograph letters].Toulon, 1842-1849. 8vo and 4to. Letters in black and brown ink on paper (11 with the "prefecture maritime" letterhead), 1 with its original envelope and 3 originally folded, addressed and sealed for posting without an envelope.

      For Charles Baudin: Howgego, 1800-1850, B16 (see also B17). Collection of 14 signed letters, all but 3 autographs, written by Charles Baudin (1792-1854) and dated 1842-1849, when he served as Maritime Prefect at Toulon. He was one of the leading naval figures of the 19th century, whose naval service, mostly as Vice Admiral, began under Napoleon Bonaparte and ended in the early days of the Second Empire. Charles Baudin lost his right arm in battle in 1808 and had to write with his left hand, leading to the distinctive back-sloped handwriting evident in his signature and the 10 autograph letters. All letters are in good or very good condition. Letters 4, 7 and 14 are very slightly browned and 14 also shows some small stains. Letter 2 has a corner torn off and a small hole (neither affecting the text). A valuable primary source for French naval affairs in the last decade of Louis Philippe I's reign.

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        Iacobus Callot

      ca. 1800. Line engraving measuring 23 x 17 cm. (9 x 7 inches).

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        Viagens extensas e dilatadas do celebre Arabe Abu-Abdallah, mais conhecido pelo nome de Ben-Batuta. ... Tomo I[-II]. Lisbon, Typografia da academia, 1840-1855. Small 4to (21 x 15.5 cm). Non matching brown paper wrappers.

      Innocêncio 2613-2614; List NYPL Arabia, p. 167 (vol 1 only); Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p. 8 (vol. 1 only); cf. Howgego, to 1800, B47. First and only edition of the Portuguese translation (from an Arabic manuscript) of the travel account of Abu Abdullah Mohammed ibn Batuta (1304-1368/69), known in the West as the Islamic Marco Polo. Once little-known, his account of his travels was discovered in the 19th century and has now become a classic of travel literature. At the time of publication, Moura's translation was the most complete edition in any language. "While on a pilgrimage to Mecca he [Ibn Batuta] made a decision to extend his travels throughout the whole of the Islamic world. Possibly the most remarkable of the Arab travellers, he is estimated to have covered 75,000 miles in forty years" (Howgego). His account, known as the Rihla, is esteemed for its lively descriptions of his travels, giving notable information on the history, geography and botany of the countries and cities Ibn Batuta visited.The wrapper of volume 2 has some damage to the spine, otherwise good. With only a few spots in one leaf of volume 1 and an occasional spot in volume 2. A very good copy, wholly untrimmed and unopened.

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        Africa.Göttingen, Johann Christian Dieterich, 1796. 8vo. Slightly later black half goatskin.

      Gay 345; Howgego, to 1800, I5; not in Atabey; Blackmer. Second edition of a Latin translation of a work on the geography of Africa, written by the Islamic geographer and botanist Muhammad al-Idrisi (1100-1165). It deals specifically with the geography of northern Africa, Egypt and the Sahara desert, covering its soil, cities, population, mountains, deserts, rivers and monuments. Al-Idrisi also mentions various travel routes from one city to the other. Around 1138, al-Idrisi was invited to the court of the king of Sicily, Roger II, who asked him to map the world as it was then known. This map is now lost, but Roger II also asked for supplemental texts to comment on the map. "Emissaries were sent far and wide, and from the information they brought back the Kitab al-Rojari was compiled, and completed by January 1154" (Howgego). Various manuscripts containing (parts of the) Kitab al-Rojari have survived, and the present translation was based on one of them. The present work was translated and edited by the Johannes Melchior Hartmann (1764-1817), who worked from a medieval Arabic manuscript at the University of Jena.With a library stamp. Somewhat browned and foxed throughout. Binding worn at hinges and along the extremities. Otherwise in good condition.

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        2 Damen hinter einem Schleier. Japanischer Farbholzschnitt um 1800.

       2 Schönheiten hinter einem blauen Schleier. Japanische Farbgrafik ( Farbholzschnitt ). Der Farbholzschnitt ist links oben und rechts unten signiert. Bildmaß der Darstellung: 32 x 23 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), unter Passepartout im Wechselrahmen gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 46,5 x 34,5 cm ). Das Blatt von guter Erhaltung, das Passepartout stärker gebräunt. Auf dem Rahmen verso ein alter Zeitungsartikel über Utamaro sowie eine Wiedergabe des Blattes als schwarz-weiße Postkarte ( Bitte beachten: Versand kann hier wegen Bruchgefahr nur ausgerahmt erfolgen ) ( Leider auf den Pics mit Blitzlichtreflexionen - diese sich bitte wegdenken - sorry there are some flashlights on the pics - in fact not at the glass ) ( Lagerort: Richey, 1. OG ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Japan, Farbgrafik, Graphik, Hofdamen, Damen, Geishas, Google, Farbholzschnitt, Utamaro

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        Le tournoi études de chevaux & de costumes ... Cahier ...Paris, Berlin, London & New York, Goupil & Co., [1852-1854]. Instalment of 6 large beautifully hand-coloured lithographed plates on wove paper (48 x 62.5 cm), by J.B. Zwecker after drawings by Jean Victor Vincen Adam and printed by Lemercier, numbered 8, 9, 12, 14, 16 and 17. Loose in original publisher's printed paper wrappers, with a lithographed illustration showing the start of a tournament.

      Adhémar, Inventaire du fonds français après 1800, Vol. 1, p. 64 (instalment of 6 irregular numbered plates); Mennessier de la Lance I, p. 6 (note, no amount of plates specified); Meyer, Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon I, p. 75, no. 64 (whole suite of 24 plates); not in Podeschi. Instalment of 6 beautiful hand-coloured lithographed illustrations of mounted horses, with their riders in traditional costumes, participating in tournaments in different settings. It's a separate instalment from an extremely rare print series by the French draughtsman Jean Victor Vincent Adam (1801-1866), known for his illustrations of horses. No other copies of other instalments or the whole series of 24 plates could be located, only a few mentions in the literature. With the embossed publisher's stamp on each of the plates, a tear in the margins of a plate, and the wrappers with tears in the fold. Otherwise in very good condition.

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        Reys-togten naar en door Oost-Indien; in welke, de voornaamste landen, koningryken, steden, eylanden, bergen, en rivieren, met haare eigenschappen, beneffens de wetten, godsdiensten, zeden en dragten der inwoonders, en wat verder zoo van dieren, vrugten, en planten aanmerkelyks in die gewesten is; naauwkeurig word beschreven ...Amsterdam, Andries van Damme, 1708. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With engraved frontispiece (giving the title as "Gedenkwaardige reysen naar Oost-Indien"), engraved author's portrait, 43 engraved plates (including 16 double-page and 2 larger folding) and 4 engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spine and board edges.

      Howgego, to 1800, S66; Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 284; STCN (6 copies); Tiele, Bibl. 990. Second edition of a popular account of the extensive travels of Wouter Schouten (1639-1704), a ship's surgeon in service of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) in 1658 in India, the East Indies and the Far East. He visited Colombo (Sri Lanka), the Malabar coast, Bengal, Arakan, Batavia, Formosa (Taiwan), Sumatra, the Moluccas and Amboina. He describes the cities he visited, often illustrated as well, and gives description of the inhabitants, commenting on their food, dress, religion, customs, etc. The second "book" includes extensive references to Arabia and Persia, describing the Arabian Peninsula, the Red Sea, Medina (including Muhammad's tomb), Aden, Mocha and Socotra (Yemen). "Schouten was an observant traveler who explored inland into the environs of nearly every port-of-call, sometimes by himself or with a small group of comrades. His narrative, full of anecdotes as well as information gleaned about countries he had not visited, became particularly popular with readers in the eighteenth century, when it was republished in no fewer than seven editions" (Howgego).With a manuscript inscription in ink on first flyleaf. Only very slightly browned, with a few small spots and the last six quires with a water stain in the upper half. Binding slightly worn along the extremities, a small tear at the top and bottom of the spine. Overall in very good condition, with broad margins.

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        Journael oft daghelijcx-register van de voyagie na Rio de Plata, ghedaen met het schip ghenoemt de Silveren Werelt, ...Amsterdam, Cornelis Claesz. (colophon: printed by Cornelis Claesz., bookseller), 1603. Oblong 4to (18.5 x 24.5 cm). With a large engraving on the title-page, 5 engraved plates (1 nautical chart and 4 views, numbered [1], 2-3, [4], 5). Plate 4 sophisticated from a later edition. 17th-century(?) gold-tooled vellum, each board with an arabesque centrepiece and double fillets, cloth ties, later endpapers.

      Alden & Landis 603/88; Borba de Moraes, pp. 640-641 ("very rare"); Sabin 57901; STCN (5 copies); Tiele, Bibl. 835; WorldCat (3 copies, incl. 2 the same); cf. Howgego, to 1800, G25. Rare first edition of the account of one of the most famous and one of the earliest Dutch voyages to South America, written by the captain of the smallest of the 2 ships that made up the expedition, Hendrick Ottsen. The 2 ships were called De Gulden Werelt and De Silveren Werelt ("The Golden World" and "The Silver World"), and they were fitted out by Admiral Laurens Bicker (1563-1606) and Pieter Gerritsz Ruytenburch for the purpose of trading with Guinea on the West coast of Africa and the Rio de la Plata in South America, with Bicker himself as the commander of the expedition and Cornelis van Heemskerk (1573-1618?), the brother of the famous Jacob van Heemskerk, as the "commies" (merchant) on De Silveren Werelt. It is the first printed account of a Dutch voyage to South America, and proved to be very important for later voyages, as the account includes a nautical chart and an extensive description of the harbour and city of Buenos Aires, founded only 20 years earlier, which is, as such, "one of the earliest descriptions of Buenos Aires" (Howgego).Although the first plate is numbered "2", the second plate (unnumbered) was apparently intended as plate 1. Plate 4, showing 2 natives of Rio de la Plata, is a sophistication (without number or caption), printed either from the heavily reworked original copper plate or from a copy engraved at a later date. It is printed on 18th-century paper, watermarked with a crowned "GR" (for George I, crowned Prince-Elector of Hanover 1708 and King of England 1714), vaguely similar to Heawood 3150, 3154, 3697, 3702 and 3715 (dated 1724-1776). Imprint on title-page shaved. Further in good condition and attractively bound.

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        Reize naar Nieuw-Mexico en de binnenlanden van Louisiana, voorgegaan door eenen togt naar de bronnen der Mississippi.Amsterdam, Cornelis Timmer (colophon: printed by A. Breeman & Co.), 1812. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 3 engraved folding maps: the first two showing the interior of Louisiana and the third the Mississippi River. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Sabin 62840 (2 maps); Streeter, Texas 1047B; cf. DAB XIV, pp. 599-600; Howgego, 1800-1850, P27-28. First and only edition of the Dutch translation of a well-known account of the two expeditions of the United States soldier and explorer Zebulon Montgomery Pike (1779-1813): searching for the sources of the Mississippi River and exploring New Mexico and the western parts of Louisiana. "For several years he [Pike] served with the frontier army, restlessly awaiting an opportunity to distinguish himself. At length it came, when Gen. James Wilkinson directed him to lead an exploring party to the source of the Mississippi. [Afterwards] The young lieutenant was ... dispatched upon a longer and more important expedition, setting out from St. Louis on July 1, 1806. He was instructed to explore the headwaters of the Arkansas and Red rivers and to reconnoitre the Spanish settlements of New Mexico ... After returning to the United States, Pike found his name coupled ... with the Burr-Wilkinson scheme for empire in the Southwest" (DAB).The folding maps are reinforced in the gutter and the second half of the second volume browned and with some foxing, otherwise in good condition, only slightly trimmed, preserving the tranchefiles. Front hinge cracked, but the front board still attached, spine chipped, and some other general wear.

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        Willem Lithgouws 19 jaarige lant-reyse, uyt Schotlant nae de vermaerde deelen des werelts Europa, Asia en Africa.Amsterdam, Jacob Benjamin (colophon: printed by Christoffel Cunradus), 1653. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With engraved frontispiece by Crispijn de Passe, 1 engraved plate and 6 engraved illustrations in the text. 19th-century half vellum.

      Howgego, to 1800, L134; KVK & WorldCat (8 copies); Tiele, Bibl. 695 note; cf. Blackmer 1021. Second Dutch edition of a classic account of three voyages by the Scotsman William Lithgow (1582-1645?), mostly on foot, from Rome to Greece, Crete, Turkey, Cyprus, the Holy Land, Egypt, Malta, continental Europe and North Africa, including the British Isles and the Iberian peninsula. He gives an account of coffee, describes Turkish baths and long Turkish tobacco pipes, pigeon post between Aleppo and Bagdad and the hatching of chicken eggs by artificial incubation, all largely unknown in Europe when he wrote. The book went through more than a dozen editions in the course of two centuries. "He ... had a greater knowledge of the interior of the countries he visited than most travellers of this period. He provides interesting details of the society, men, and manners he observed" (Blackmer).With the bookplate of the Dutch historian J.F.L. de Balbian Verster. The engraved plate faces p. 50 of the part 1, but probably should face p. 21 of part 2. With a tear repaired in Q3 and very slightly browned, but book and binding overall in good condition.

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        Reizen in den Stillen Oceaan.Dordrecht, A. Blussé and son 1810-1814. 3 volumes bound as 1. 8vo. With 3 title-pages. Contemporary half sheepskin.

      Howgego, 1800-1850, T24; Muller, America, 3431; O'Reilly & Reitmann 717 (erroneously listing 2 Dutch editions). First and only Dutch edition of Turnbull's A voyage round the world . Together with John Buyers, Turnbull sailed from Portsmouth in 1800 in the 10-gun Margaret to make his fortune in the Pacific. The ship called at Madeira and Rio de Janeiro, reaching Sydney in January 1801. After Turnbull's business speculation proved a failure, he spent the next three years exploring the Pacific, visiting Tahiti, Hawaii, New Zealand, Fiji, the Society Islands and Tonga. He discovered three islands in the Tuamotus and his narrative "for the first time stimulated interest among English merchants in the commercial advantages of trade with Australia and the Pacific Islands" (Howgego). Library stamps on flyleaf and title-page. Volumes 1 and 3 slightly browned and volume 2 slightly foxed, binding slightly chafed, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Account of a voyage of discovery to the west coast of Corea and the great Loo-Choo Island. With an appendix, containing charts, and various hydrographical and scientific notices. And a vocabulary of the Loo-Choo language by H. J. Clifford, esq.London, John Murray (back of half-title: T. Davison), 1818. 4to. With aquatint frontispiece (printed in blue and coloured by hand), 8 aquatint plates (7 coloured by hand), engraved plate and 5 engraved maps (2 folding). Modern calf.

      Abbey, Travel 558; Cordier, Japonica, col. 469; Howgego, 1800-1850, H3. First edition of an account of a voyage to the west coast of Korea made by the Scottish Captain Basil Hall (1788-1844). In 1815 Hall was sent to China to accompany Lord Amherst's embassy. "During this voyage the vessel surveyed the Yellow Sea (=Hwang Hai), visiting Canton and sailing as far as the coasts of Korea" (Howgego). The two ships, the Alceste and Lyra obtained detailed information on the area, also visiting the Ryukyu Archipelago. This account contains entries about the specifics of Korean lifestyles, local vocabulary, including Korean, and hydrographic charts and nautical facts such as records of sea currents and meteorological data. The illustrations of scenery and costumes were made by William Havell (1782-1857), the eminent artist who accompanied the embassy, from sketches made on the spot by C.W. Browne, midshipman on board the Alceste. The last 70 pages of the book contain the Vocabulary of the language spoken at the great Loo-Choo Island, in the Japanese Sea by lieutenant Herbert John Clifford, from whose notes parts of the main text derived as well. Some foxing thoughout, plates browned. Overall in good condition.

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        Tvänne resor från Ostindien till Americas nordvåstra kust, åren 1786, 1788 och 1789.Stockholm, printed by J.S. Ekmanson for I. Utters, 1797. 8vo. 19th-century half scheepskin, gold-tooled spine with red morocco title label, marbled sides.

      Cordier, Sinica 2104; Forbes 274; Howgego, to 1800, M86; Paul Markham Kahn Collection 3/264; Sabin 47265. An abridged Swedish edition of John Meares's voyages, with a preface signed "Samuel Ödmann". John Meares (1756?-1809) is best known for his role in the Nootka crisis, but his account is also of Hawaiian interest. In 1786 he sailed from Calcutta to the North Pacific and after having explored part of the coast of Alaska he sailed for China by way of Hawaii. From China he embarked on a fur trading voyage to Nootka Sound, spending the summer trading furs along the coast of British Columbia and wintering in the Hawaiian Islands. On the island of Kauai he picked up Tianna, a Hawaiian chief, and brought him back to Canton (China).Owner's inscription on endleaf. The binding shows some wear, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Voyage a l'Oasis de Thèbes et dans les déserts situés a l'orient et a l'occident de la Thébaïde, fait pendant les années 1815, 1816, 1817 et 1818. Paris, Royal press, 1821. With 24 numbered engraved plates, including 2 engraved maps (1 folding), 1 plate coloured by hand and 1 double-page. With: (2) CAILLIAUD, Frédéric and Bernardino DROVETTI. Voyage a l'Oasis de Syouah ... pendant leurs voyages dans cette oasis, en 1819 et en 1820.Paris, Rignoux, 1823. With 20 numbered plates (1 engraved map and 19 lithographed plates). 2 works in 1 volume. Folio. Contemporary green goatskin morocco, richly gold-tooled spine.

      Howgego, 1800-1850, C1; ad 1: Blackmer 268; cf. Gay 1967 (1822 ed.); Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p. 113 (1822 ed.); not in Atabey; ad 2: Gay 2515; Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p. 113. Ad 1: first edition of the account of Cailliaud's travels in the Oasis of Thebes and his expedition to locate the ancient emerald mines of the Red Sea coast. Together with an account of Drovetti's discovery of the Oasis of Dakel. The plates include a map of the Eastern Desert ("Déserts fréquentés par les Arabes A'babdeh") and plans and beautiful views of antiquities discovered.Ad 2: after Cailliaud returned to Paris in 1819 he went back to Egypt on an official mission to continue the exploration of Egypt and its monuments in areas where Napoleon's scholars had been unable to penetrate. He set out on a journey to the oasis of Siwa, where he studied the temple of Umm al-Ibeida. Afterwards he joined up with Drovetti, who was part of the Hasan Bey expedition, a military expedition to get control over the inhabitants of Siwa. The plates include a map of the Siwa Desert and plans and beautiful views of antiquities discovered.The journals and notes of Cailliaud and Drovetti were edited and published by Edme-François Jomard.Some foxing, but otherwise in very good condition. Binding also very good.

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        Dagverhaal eener reize naar Temboektoe, van de westkust af van Afrika, door de binnenlanden, over Jenné, Kabra, Arawan en vele andere opmerkelijke plaatsen, de groote woestijn door, op Tanger... Uit het Fransch overgebragt door Herman van Lil. Haarlem, widow A. Loosjes, 1831. 2 volumes. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece and an engraved author's portrait by D. and A. Veelvaard, and a large folding map (41.5 x 28.5 cm) after E.F. Jomard. Contemporary half cloth.

      NCC (6 copies; 1 incomplete); Saalmink, p. 338; cf. Gay, Bibl. de l'Afrique et l'Arabe248 (French edition); Howgego, 1800-1850, C2; not in Tiele, Bibl. First Dutch edition of Caillié's travels to Timbuktu. In 1826 the Société de Géographie had offered a reward of 10,000 francs to the first European to visit Timbuktu (and return alive). Caillié, by that time already travelling in Africa, was determined to reach the fabled city. Dressed as a Muslim and well-versed in Arabic, he embarked on his journey in April 1827, reaching Timbuktu on 19 April of the following year. "Caillié was sorely disappointed with what he saw: a dreary, sleepy little town on the edge of the desert ..." (Howgego). Nothing was left of the legendary riches of the city, and the population lived in constant fear of Tuareg attack. Caillié remained in Timbuktu for only two weeks, leaving for Morocco on 4 May. He crossed the Sahara, and after many hardships reached Morocco's Tafilet region on 23 July. By way of Fez, Meknes and Rabat he arrived in Tangier from where he sailed for France.Caillié was preceded Benjamin Rose and by Alexander Gordon Laing in being the first European to enter Timbuktu. Laing, however, was murdered on the way back and Rose's account met with disbelieve. Accordingly, Caillié was rewarded the 10,000 franc prize after his successful return in October 1828. His narrative contains many interesting details on the secluded regions he traversed and the peoples he encountered, without romanticizing his adventures.Fine set.

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        [Autograph letter, signed, to Jean Joseph Marcel].[Paris?, 28 August, ca.1832/35]. Folded leaf (12.5 x 9.9 cm). In French. 2 pp. text.

      Cf. Howgego, 1800-1850, D34-D35. Letter by the famed French Pacific explorer and naval officer Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842) to Mr. "Marcel", most likely Jean Joseph Marcel, a scholar-printer who accompanied Napoleon to Egypt. Dumont thanks him for sending the "Tchong-Young", a Confucian text known in English as Zhong Yong and part of the famous Sishu. Dumont further mentions a "Medhurst", most likely Walter Henry Medhurst's Dictionary of the Hok-Keën dialect of the Chinese language (Macau, 1832). With a small advertisement for an edition of Dumont's Voyage autour du monde tipped in. Two corners cut off, not affecting text. In good condition.

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        Description du Tibet, d'après la relation des Lamas Tangoutes, établis parmi les Mongols.Paris, Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1808. 8vo. With engraved illustration on title-page. Modern half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Lust 207; cf. Cordier, Sinica, col. 2879; Howgego, to 1800, P10. Very rare first edition in French, of a description of Tibet, written by the German zoologist and botanist Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811). The text was translated from German by Baron Jean de Reuilly (1780-1810?), explorer of the Crimea and the Black Sea. "[Pallas] soon attracted the attention of Catharine II of Russia and was invited to St Petersburg, where he was appointed professor of natural history at the Imperial Academy of Sciences in 1767. At the request of Catherine, he was very quickly placed in charge of an academy expedition into Russia and Siberia" (Howgego). The first part of the work is devoted to the description of Tibet according to accounts of Tibetan Lamas established among the Mongols. The second part is dedicated to a report of the celebrations and ceremonies during the period from 22 June to 12 July 1729, in the small village Ourga, to celebrate the rebirth of Koutoukhta, one of the most distinguished priests of Mongolia.With a faint waterstain throughout, otherwise in very good condition and nearly untrimmed.

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        Gesamtansicht ('Prospect der Stadt Franckfurt am Mayn').

      - Kupferstich n. A. Sommer b. Joseph Eder in Wien, um 1800, 16,5 x 27

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        Collectio nova patrum et scriptorum Graecorum, Eusebii Caesariensis, Athanasii, & Cosmae Aegyptii.Paris, Claudius Rigaud, 1707. 2 volumes. Folio. With 4 engraved plates, and 3 woodcut illustrations in the text. Each volume with an engraved headpiece, the first incorporating the coat of arms of Pope Clement XI, and the second that of Jean-Paul Bignon. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spine and binding edges.

      Howgego, to 1800, C199; cf. Cridle, Christian topography of Cosmas (1897); for Montfaucon: Sandys II, pp. 385-388. First edition, second issue, of a monumental collection of Greek voyages, often overlooked in the literature, including the first complete edition of Cosmas of Alexandria's celebrated Christiana topographia . Cosmas, a merchant from Alexandria, sailed in the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf and visited Ethiopia ca. 530. Though he was known as "Indicopleustes", or Indian Voyager, it is doubtful whether he actually visited India. In his Christiana topographia Cosmas aimed to show that the earth was flat and the cosmos shaped like rectangular vaulted box. Several of the engravings in the present volume, reproduced from a manuscript, illustrate this view. One shows the earth as a rectangle with three notches, one notch representing the ArabianGulf, and the whole surrounded by an ocean, with in the east another rectangle representing Paradise, out of which four rivers flow into the inhabited world.Slightly browned, with some occasional minor foxing or thumbing, and some faint stains, otherwise in very good condition. Binding also very good, only slightly rubbed and the spine of the second volume slightly damaged at the head.

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