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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Litterae Iaponicae annorum M.DC.IX et X. ad R. admodum piae mem. p. Claudium Aquavivam generalem praepositum Societatis Iesu A.R.P. Provinciali eiusdem in Iapone Societ. Missae.Antwerp, Petrus and Johannes Bellerus, 1615. 8vo. With woodcut printer's device on title-page. Modern limp parchment, gilt edges.

      - Alt-Japan-Katalog 1311; Cordier, Japonica, col. 268; Howgego, to 1800, R54. First edition of the second Latin translation of the annual report and letters of the Jesuits in Japan during the years 1609 - 1610, translated by Andreas Schottus. The report was written by the "Pioneer Portuguese Jesuit missionary to Japan" (Howgego), João Rodriguez (also called Giram, Giron Girao or Roiz; 1558-1633) and is addressed to Father Claudius d'Aquaviva. It deals with the events that had taken place in Japan concerning the Jesuit mission.Heavily browned and a restoration to the last leaf, but otherwise a good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Journal of three voyages along the coast of China, in 1831, 1832, & 1833, with notices of Siam, Corea, and the Loo-Choo islands.Including: ELLIS, William. an introductory essay on the policy, religion, etc. of China.London, Frederick Westley and A.H. Davis (printed by R. Clay), 1834. 12mo. With steel-engraved frontispiece and an engraved folding map of the coasts of China and Siam. Modern black half leather, with the original plain wrappers bound in.

      - Cordier, Sinica, col. 2111; Howgego, 1800-1850, G25; Lust 371. First edition, in the original English, of a lively travelogue describing three voyages along the coasts of China, giving great details about China and China Trade in the days leading up to the first Opium War. The German-born missionary Gützlaff left Siam in 1831 for his first voyage, on a Chinese junk that traded along the coast of China as far as Tientsin. From February to September 1832, he made a second voyage as interpreter and surgeon on a (British) East India Company ship, exploring trading possibilities at ports north from Canton to Shanghai, and then visited Korea and Okinawa. He made his third journey, from October 1832 to April 1833 as a translator on an opium trading vessel.With armorial bookplate on the front of the original wrapper. The map and frontispiece heavily foxed and a manuscript note on p. 1732, otherwise a good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mollusques Méditeranéens première partie. Céphalopodes de la Méditerranée. Genoa, imprimerie des Sourds-Muets, [1847]-1851. Large 4to (35.5 x 27.5 cm). With 45 (numbered as 41) lithographed plates (44 chromolithographed), by Armanino after Verany. Unbound, uncut and deckles intact, with separate uncut original tinted lithographed wrappers. In modern cloth box.

      BMC NH, p. 2203 (41 plates); Brunet V, col. 1128 (43 plates); Nissen, ZBI 4246 (43 plates); cf. Fredj & Meinardi, l'Ange & l'orchidée, pp. 44-47. First and only edition of a beautifully illustrated work on the cephalopods of the Mediterranean by the famous French naturalist Jean Baptiste Vérany (1800-1865), this copy with the plates printed on heavy coated paper. It's the first and only published part of a larger series on the molluscs of Mediterranean Mollusques Méditeranéens.This copy has 45 lithographed plates instead of the usual 43 and includes in addition to the 41 numbered plates, three 'bis' plates (7, 12 and 13) and a variant of plate 39, with a few different details. The plates are printed on heavy coated paper, instead of the normal paper of other copies, which makes the illustrations stand out very well.Text foxed, the first plate with a few minor spots and the separate wrappers with a few small tears. Very good copy of a beautifully illustrated work.

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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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        Histoire naturelle générale et particulière des poissons. Ouvrage faisant suite à l'histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, composée par Leclerc de Buffon, et mis dans un nouvel ordre par C. S. Sonnini, avec des notes et des additions. Tomes 1-13 (complete).

      Paris, Dufart, An X-XII [1800-1802]. 13 parts in 13. 8vo (19.4 x 12.2 cm). Text and 77 engraved plates. Uniform full tree calf, rich gilt spines, gilt titles on two red morocco labels, marbled flyleaves, all sides marbled.l The complete ichthyology of this famous work, which covers volumes 65-77 of the whole "Suite de Buffon" edited by Charles Nicolas Sigisbert Sonnini de Manoncourt (1751-1812). This part was also written by Sonnini. With a portrait of the author and editor, and one large folded tabel of the ichthyological system. Boards with some, mostly light shelf wear; some toning in the gutter or inner top half of the leaves, but usually rather faint. A very good, unmarked complete set in an attractive binding. Dean II, p. 469; Junk Rara, p. 30; Nissen ZBI, 2388.

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        Voyage Historique, Litteraire et Pittoresque dans les Isles et Possessions Ci-devant Venitiennes du Levant; Savoir: Corfou, Paxo, Bucintro, Parga, Prevesa, Vonizza, Sainte-Maure...Contenant la Description de Chacune de ces Iles et Possessions...In three volumes

      Paris: Chez Tavernier 1800. In three volumes. xvi, 407; 358; 383 pp. Contemporary full mottled leather. Leather title & volume labels to spines and armorial devices onlaid to front boards. Boards rubbed with a few small areas of wear. Patterned endpapers. Without the atlas volume. Grasset de Saint-Sauveur served in the Ionian Islands as commissioner for Napoleon. This work describes the islands shortly after their purchase by the French in 1797. Bindings firm. Text in French. Good to VG condition. . Good. Leather. 1800. 8vo..

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        Journal, oder kurtze Erzehlung des Anfangs, Fort- und Aussgangs des Krieges, welcher zwischen dem König und mehrerer Regierunge des Reichs Macassar und der Oost-Indischen Compagnie der Vereinigten Niederlanden in den Jahren 1666, 1668 und 1669 geführet worden.Hamburg, Gottfried Schulken, 1670. 4to. Disbound, preserving the original endpapers.

      Howgego, to 1800, S156; Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 241 (1 copy, no mention of map); Van der Wulp, 4602 (no mention of map); VD17 23:267424B & 1:088760V (4 copies, incl. at least 1 incomplete). Rare first and only edition of the German translation of the account of the expedition against the Kingdom of Makassar in the years 1666 to 1669, under command of Cornelis Speelman (1628-1684) on behalf of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). The work was translated from the original Dutch published at Amsterdam in 1669. Speelman, a Dutch admiral and governor-general of the VOC, lead the expedition against the Sultan of Gowa (= Makassar), together with Radjah Palacca, King of the Bougainese, aiming to keep trade with Makassar exclusive to the Dutch. The sultan wanted to open the port to all nationalities and, as a prominent Islamic leader, he opposed the Dutch conversion of Islamic islanders to Calvinism. The sultan was defeated and submitted to VOC control with the treaty of Bungaya (18 November 1668).Without the engraved map included in some copies. Title-page slightly browned with a faint manuscript note in the upper margin, and a minor stain on the last leaf. Otherwise in good condition, only slightly trimmed, preserving many deckles.

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        Die Gesantschaft der Ost-Indischen Geselschaft in den Vereinigten Niederländern, an den Tartarischen Cham, und nunmehr auch Sinischen Keyser, verrichtet durch die Herren Peter de Gojern, und Jacob Keisern. Itzund zum zweiten mahle hier und dar verbessert, und üm ein guhtes theil vermehret, heraus gegeben.Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs, 1669. Folio (31 x 21 cm). With engraved title-page, engraved author's portrait, large folding engraved map of China, 34 double-page engraved plates and 110 half-page engravings in the text (topographic, botanical & zoological, costume, architectural, etc.), all coloured by a contemporary hand. The engraved title-page shows the Emperor of China with what must be Blaeu's 68 cm terrestrial globe (showing India & Cey

      - Cordier, Sinica, col. 2346; Howgego, to 1800, G85 & N25; Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 541 note; Tiele, Bibl. 801 note; Walravens, China illustrata 64. Second edition of the German translation of "the definitive account" (Howgego) of the embassy that the VOC (Dutch East India Company) sent to the Emperor of China, the entire trip occupying the years 1655 to 1657. Nieuhof's eyewitness account was the first extensively illustrated book describing China and is, among works on China, "bis heute eines der bedeutendsten und gesuchtesten" (Walravens). The second part gives a general description of the Chinese empire, including botany and zoology. The first part covers the East Indies and Southeast Asia before going on to China itself. Japan, Korea and Formosa appear as well.Nieuhof (1618-1672) joined the VOC in Batavia by 1655 after an earlier voyage to Brazil with the West India Company. He served as steward, artist and chronicler on Pieter de Goyer and Jacob de Keyzer's VOC embassy to the Chinese Emperor. While the embassy was more successful than the Russian one shortly before (which was not even granted an audience), the Jesuits in the Chinese court hindered contacts between the Emperor and the Protestant Dutch as much as they could. The party nevertheless got a more intimate view of China than almost any other Dutch visitors of the 17th century, and the breadth of Nieuhof's interests and the large number of drawings he made provided a wealth of new material that makes the present work an essential primary source. Nieuhof apparently didn't return to the Netherlands until 1670, but sent his manuscript and drawings.Slightly thumbed, some occasional browning and minor foxing, a few water stains, restorations to the engraved title-page and the folding map with folds reinforced, still a good copy and the binding in very good condition. An essential primary source for any study of seventeenth-century China and especially its relations with the Netherlands, coloured by a contemporary hand.

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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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        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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        THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO, BY CAPTAIN BERNAL DIAZ DEL CASTILLO, ONE OF THE CONQUERORS WRITTEN IN THE YEAR 1568

      London: Printed for J. Wright, 1800. 514 pages + errata leaf. With engraved frontispiece map, titled "A Plan of the City and Lake of Mexico with an elevation of an Ancient Temple." Quarto, 10 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches. Paper spine, blue boards, paper label. Uncut and in original binding. First English language edition. A spectacular copy, completely original and in excellent condition.

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        The True History of the Conquest of Mexico

      London: Printed for J. Wright by John Dean, 1800. . 4to. 205 x 558mm. Contemporary 3/4 morocco and later cloth, repaired, original gold tooled spine preserved. Engraved bookplate of Egremont. Fine condition. Best copy available, [2: map], viii, 514 [2: Notes and Errata]. Translated from the original Spanish text by Maurice Keatinge Esq. Díaz del Castillo was a member of Cortés' original expeditionary force and participated in all its aspects, from the planning stages in Havana to the acquisition of Doña Marina as an interpreter, to the first contact with emissaries of Montezuma, through the "Noche Triste" and the murderous retreat from Tenochtitlán, to the final fall of the Aztec empire. Díaz del Castillo went on to participate in later expeditions of discovery and conquest, and was a founding father of Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala. The True History of the Conquest of Mexico remains a primary source for this dramatic and often tragic clash of the Old World with the New, and is a foundation work for any collection of Americana. Written in 1568, Díaz del Castillo's history was first published in Madrid in 1632 as Historia Verdadera de la Conquista de la Nueva España. Translated from the original Spanish by Maurice Keatinge. "All the later historians of America have acknowledged their debt to Bernal Diaz, and his work has been acclaimed one of the most valuable source books of the period" (Rosenbach 19:193). With errata leaf. Sabin 19984. First edition.

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        Scheeps-togt van Martin Pringe, gedaan in 't jaar 1603. Van Bristol na 't noorder-gedeelte van Virginien. Including : Een tweede reys in 't selfde jaar 1603. Na Virginien, gedaan van Kap. Bartholomeus Gilbert.Leyden, Pieter van der Aa, 1706. 8vo. With engraved publisher's device and 2 folding engraved plates. Modern marbled boards.

      Alden & Landis 706/182; Cox II, p. 41; Howgego, to 1800, G45 & P156; Sabin 10690; STCN (8 copies). First Dutch translation of the accounts of two travels to Virginia in 1603 from Samuel Purchas' Purchas his pilgrims , here published as part of Van der Aa's Nauwkeurige versameling . Written by Thomas Canner. Another Dutch edition from the same year was published in folio as part of Van der Aa's Wijdberoemde voyagien na Oost- en West-Indiën. The first is an account of the second English voyage to New England (only after that of Bartholomew Gosnold) by Martin Pring. In 1603 he reached the coast of Maine then known as Virginia. The second is the account of Bartholomew Gilbert who was sent by Sir Walter Raleigh to search for the lost colonists of the Roanoke settlement in North Carolina, then known as Virginia, but was killed by Indians. Slightly browned. In very good condition.

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        The True History of the Conquest of Mexico by Captain Bernal Diaz del Castillo, One of the Conquerors. Written in the Year 1568. Translated from the Original Spanish by Maurice Keating Esq

      London:: Printed for J. Wright, by John Dean,, 1800. First English Edition. Hardcover. Good. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION of Bernal Diaz del Castillo's first-hand account of the Aztec conquest of Hernan Cortes. 4to. 10 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches. viii, 514 pp. Frontispiece map of Mexico City; edges of the map chipped and torn affecting only the margins, early ink notes on 2 pages of the Table of Contents, LACKS the errata. Early full tree calf, re-backed with brown leather, black leather spine label, label titled and ruled in silver; binding square and tight, leather flaking, corners showing, LACKS fly-leaf. Good. Diaz's account of the Mexican conquest along with that of Cortes are first-person accounts recording important aspects of Mesoamerican culture. In his later years, Diaz became an encomendero and governor in Guatemala where he wrote his memoirs called Historia verdadera de la conquest de la Nueva Espana (The True History of the Conquest of New Spain). The translator, Maurice Keating (circa 1761-1835) was an Irish landowner, soldier and politician.

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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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        Afhandling om coffardiskibes construction. Copenhagen, printed by Bianco Lunos for the author, 1842-1843. 2 parts in 1 volume. Large 4to (32.5 x 24 cm). With 7 numbered lithographed plates in the first part (including 5 folding and 4 in red & black) and 10 numbered lithographed plates in the second part (including 9 folding and 5 in red & black). Also with 7 double-page tables in the first part and 2 double-page tables in the second part. Somewhat later tree-pattern tanned sheepskin, richly gold-tooled spine, with the original gray printed wrappers on paper-boards bound in.

      Bruzelius, p. 152; KVK/WorldCat (7 copies); E.M. Nielsen, Skibsbygning i Danmark: Om træskibets konstruktionshistorie ca. 1800-1920, pp. 139-140. Rare first and only edition of a work on the construction of merchant ships by the royal Danish shipbuilder Diderich Hansteen Funch (1791-1856). Funch was both a master shipbuilder at the royal dockyard, and a reputable author, known for several books on shipbuilding. The work is divided into two parts, the first covering the ship's hull and the second its masting and rigging. It "contains a complete system for the determination of all of a ship's calculated figures as well as its shape. The latter can be ascertained by consulting a table and following certain rules. Ships designed according to Funch's system had parabolic waterlines and curves; all the curves were thus mathematically determined. Funch's system seems to have influenced ship design in the provinces from about 1830 to 1845-50. Sheer draughts from the period show that the ships had parabolic curves as well as the fish shape prescribed by Funch. The interdependent proportions of the hull are also recognisable as the ones stipulated by Funch" (Nielsen).With the bookplate of the Swedish shipbuilder Nils Ljungzell (1885-1964) on pastedown, library stamp on title-page and a deaccession stamp on the title-pages of both parts. Slightly browned, some occasional minor spots, and a minor water stain in the foot margin of the second part (not affecting the plates). 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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        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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        13 Eulogies / Orations on the Death of George Washington, all ca. 1800. 1. Morris, An Oration on the Death of General Washington. 2. Lee & Minot, A Funeral Oration on the Death of George Washington & Judge Minot's Eulogy. 3. Miller, A Sermon Delivered December 29, 1799 occasioned by the death of General George Washington. 4. Minot, An Eulogy on George Washington. 5. Thacher, A Sermon occasioned by the death of General George Washington. 6. Tomb, An Oration on the Auspicious Birth, Sublime Virtues, and Triumphant Death of General George Washington. 7. Marsh, An Oration delivered at Wethersfield February 22, 1800... 8. Burrill, An Oration pronounced at the Baptist Meeting House in Providence... 9. Smith, An Oration upon the Death of General George Washington. 10. King, A Discourse delivered in Chelsea in the city of Norwich, Jan. 5, 1800... 11. Linn, A Funeral Eulogy occasioned by the death of... 12. Jackson, Eulogium on the Character of General Washington... 13. (Anonymous) An Oration, in Memory of

      NY, Philadelphia, Trenton, Hartford, Newburyport, Boston, London, Providence: Various, 1800. First printing. Paperback. Very Good. Eulogies, all published in 1800, on the death of George Washington. All very good or as noted, mainly removed from bound volumes, but a few in original stitched wraps. Titles are: 1. Morris, An Oration on the Death of General Washington. VG, disbound, Evans 38002. 2. Lee & Minot, A Funeral Oration on the Death of George Washington & Judge Minot's Eulogy. London, 1800. First British ed. Very rare, contains Lee's famous "First in war, first in peace..." line. VG, original stitched wraps, light offsetting to title from old catalog clipping that was tipped in. 3. Miller, A Sermon Delivered December 29, 1799 occasioned by the death...Disbound, some foxing. Evans 37964. 4. Minot, An Eulogy on George Washington. VG, stitched wraps, Evans 37967. 5. Thacher, A Sermon occasioned by the death of General George Washington. Stitched wraps, about very good, some old brown writing on title. Evans 38618. 6. Tomb, An Oration on the Auspicious Birth, Sublime Virtues, and Triumphant Death...Disbound, has a staple along spine, good, Evans 38662. 7. Marsh, An Oration delivered at Wethersfield February 22, 1800... Disbound, good, staple along spine, foxing, Evans 37886. 8. Burrill, An Oration pronounced at the Baptist Meeting House in Providence... Original blue wraps, very good. Evans 37070. 9. Smith, An Oration upon the Death of General George Washington. Disbound, VG, staple holes, foxing. Evans 38524. 10. King, A Discourse delivered in Chelsea in the city of Norwich, Jan. 5, 1800... Stitched wraps, very good, some fox marks, Evans 37734. 11. Linn, A Funeral Eulogy occasioned by the death of... Dsbound, VG, some ink splotches, Evans 37834. 12. Jackson, Eulogium on the Character of General Washington... Disbound, VG, Evans 37695. 13. (Anonymous) An Oration, in Memory of the Virtues of Gen. George Washington delivered at Lovett's Hotel on the evening of 22d February, 1800 before a Literary Society...Disbound, very good, Evans 38162. Collected by the same person in the early 1900s, contains some catalog entries and notes on when they were purchased etc.

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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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        Opera. Ex antiquis monimentis illustrata cura, studio & sumtibus Henrici Justice

      Bruxellis: J.L. De Boubers, n.d., 1800. First Justice edition, 5 volumes, 8vo, contemporary full straight-grain morocco, gilt-lettered direct on gilt-paneled spines; engraved throughout, and printed on rectos only, with title vignettes, head- and tail-pieces, and historiated initials by G.M. Pitteri after Fidance and C.F. de La Traverse; folding map in vol. II engraved by Herman Condet; vol. V has imprint "aere & sumtibus Guilielmi Iustice, Henr.F." and his dedication, dated The Hague, 1765; spine a little darkened, but overall a very good set, each volume with the engraved bookplate of William Everett. The last volume is an index by Chr. Saxius; it also contains Justice's dedication of the work to Catharine II the Great of Russia. A reimpression of the original edition of 1757-1765, with de Boubers' imprint added at foot of the title-pages.

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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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        Handgeschriebenes Kochbuch - Süsse Suppen, Pastetlein, Fleischspeisen, Mehlspeisen, Cremes+Gelees, Getränke, Torten, Kleines Backwerk, Arzneien

      OA ca1800, OA - PP, 257 handgeschrieben Seiten, schöne Schrift, neu gebunden ca. 1900, schönes Exemplar [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De uytnemende en seer vvonderlijcke zee-en-landt-reyse van de heer Ludovvyck di Barthema, van Bononien, Ridder &c. Gedaen inde Morgenlanden, Syrien, vrughtbaer en woest Arabien, Perssen, Indien, Egypten, Ethiopien en andere. Utrecht, Gerard Nieuwenhuysen and Willem Snellaert, 1654. 4to. With engraved frontispiece and 4 engraved plates. Re-cased in contemporary vellum.

      Tiele, Bibl. 1128; cf. Howgego, to 1800, V15; Lach I, pp. 164-166. Second Dutch translation of a highly important and adventurous narrative containing the first recorded visit of a non-Muslim to Mecca. Ludovico di Varthema or Barthema (ca. 1468-1517) sailed from Venice to Egypt in 1502 and travelled through Alexandria, Beirut, Tripoli, and Aleppo, arriving in Damascus in April 1503. Here he enrolled in the Mameluke garrison and proceeded overland to Khaybar, Medina and Mekka, thereby becoming the first European to enter the two holiest cities of Islam. His travels furthermore took him to South Arabia, Shiraz (Persia), India, Goa, Cochin, and supposedly the Malay isthmus, Sumatra, Banda, the Moluccas, the Spice Islands, Borneo, Java and Malacca. He finally returned to Lisbon in 1508. "Varthema's Itinerario, first published in 1510, had an enormous impact at the time, and in some respects determined the course of European expansion towards the Orient" (Howgego). His account, moreover, contains a detailed description of Mecca and the Islamic pilgrimage, and four evocative plates (including an illustration of a Sati ritual).Plates shaved, head of title-page reinforced, otherwise in good condition.

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        Das Gesamtwerk - Druckgraphik ( 2 Bde) signiert , Bildhauerei mit gr. Vorsatzzeichnung und Widmung + Schriften ( signiert )

      Ca. 1800 Seiten gebundene Ausgabe Alfred Hrdlicka , das Gesamtwerk . Enthalten : Bildhauerei - mit einer Widmung und einer großen Handzeichnung für den Veranstalter einiger Hrdlicka Ausstellungen . Desweiteren die beiden Bände Druckgraphik im Schuber ( ein Band ist signiert und datiert ) und der Band Schriften , ebenfalls signiert und datiert. Alle Bände in schönem sauberen Zustand bei leichten üblichen Gebrauchspuren. Der SU des Bandes Schriften und Bildhauerei leicht gilbrandig . Kanten des Pappschubers Druckgraphik etwas bestossen.Im Scan die Vorsatzzeichnung und Widmung des Bandes Bildhauerei. ( Versandkosten Österreich 13,50 Euro ) F204

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        De uytnemende en seer vvonderlijcke zee-en-landt-reyse van de heer Ludovvyck di Barthema, van Bononien, Ridder &c. Gedaen inde Morgenlanden, Syrien, vrughtbaer en woest Arabien, Perssen, Indien, Egypten, Ethiopien en andere. Utrecht, Gerard Nieuwenhuysen and Willem Snellaert, 1654. 4to. With engraved frontispiece and 4 engraved plates. Re-cased in contemporary vellum.

      Tiele, Bibl. 1128; cf. Howgego, to 1800, V15; Lach I, pp. 164-166. Second Dutch translation of a highly important and adventurous narrative containing the first recorded visit of a non-Muslim to Mecca. Ludovico di Varthema or Barthema (ca. 1468-1517) sailed from Venice to Egypt in 1502 and travelled through Alexandria, Beirut, Tripoli, and Aleppo, arriving in Damascus in April 1503. Here he enrolled in the Mameluke garrison and proceeded overland to Khaybar, Medina and Mekka, thereby becoming the first European to enter the two holiest cities of Islam. His travels furthermore took him to South Arabia, Shiraz (Persia), India, Goa, Cochin, and supposedly the Malay isthmus, Sumatra, Banda, the Moluccas, the Spice Islands, Borneo, Java and Malacca. He finally returned to Lisbon in 1508. "Varthema's Itinerario, first published in 1510, had an enormous impact at the time, and in some respects determined the course of European expansion towards the Orient" (Howgego). His account, moreover, contains a detailed description of Mecca and the Islamic pilgrimage, and four evocative plates (including an illustration of a Sati ritual).Plates shaved, head of title-page reinforced, otherwise in good condition.

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        Advis . envoyé de Paquin cité de la Chine, au R.P. Loys de Gusman . Sur le succes de la religion chrestienne au royaume de la Chine. De l'entree d'aucuns peres de ladire compagnie en la cour du roy, & de plusieurs choses memorables, qu'ils ont veu en ce païs.Lyon, Pierre Rigaud, 1607. 12mo. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment, remains of ties.

      - De Backer & Sommervogel VI, col. 173; Howgego, to 1800, P15. First edition in French, of an account of the Jesuit mission in China, written by the Spanish Jesuit Diego de Pantoja (1571-1618). Pantoja was sent to Japan in 1596, but ended up in China, where he accompanied Matthieu Ricci (1552-1610), establishing the Jesuit mission in Beijing. "In 1602 Pantoja wrote an account of the progress of the Chinese mission in a letter from Peking to Luis de Guzman, the provincial of Toledo. It was to become one of the most popular and widely read of the Jesuit letterbooks: an extract was printed by Guerreiro in 1603, then it was published in full at Seville in 1605. Apart from detailing the progress of Ricci's expedition, it also provides some of the most accurate information on China to be found in the first half of the seventeenth century" (Howgego).With a small blank slip on the title-page covering an owner's inscription. Title-page with a restoration in the outer margin, just touching the woodcut device, an inkstain on the opening flyleaf and the title-page and some minor browning. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The travels of Ibn Batuta; translated from the abridged Arabic manuscript copies, preserved in the public library of Cambridge. With notes, illustrative of the history, geography, botany, antiquities, &c. occurring throughout the work.London, printed for the Oriental Translation Committee (colophon: by J.L. Cox). Large 4to (32 x 26). With various passages including the original Arabic text. Later half calf.

      Howgego, to 1800, B47. First edition of the first substantial English translation of the travel account of Abu Abdullah Mohammed ibn Batuta (1304-1368/69), known in the West as the Arabian Marco Polo, with extensive footnotes. "While on a pilgrimage to Mecca he 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 journeys included trips to North Africa, the Horn of Africa, West Africa and Eastern Europe in the West, and to the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and China. The 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. He describes, for example, the city of Aden as follows: "From this place I went to the city of Aden, which is situated on the sea-shore. This is a large city, but without either seed, water, or tree. They have, however, reservoirs, in which they collect the rain-water for drinking. Some rich merchants reside here: and vessels from India occasionally arrive here. The inhabitants are modest and religious" (p. 55).Endpapers, half-title and subscription leaf foxed, some spots on the title-page, otherwise a very good copy, only slightly trimmed leaving generous margins. Binding very good as well.

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        Voyage en Sibérie fait, par ordre du roi en 1761; contenant les mœurs, les usages des Russes, et l'état actuel de cette puissance; la description géographique & le nivellement de la route de Paris à Tobolsk; l'histoire naturelle de la même route; des observations astronomique, & des expériences sur l'electricité naturelle ...Paris, Debure (printed by Didot), 1768. 2 text volumes (the first in 2 parts) in 3 volumes & 1 atlas volume. Imperial 4to (33.5 x 24.5 cm). With engraved frontispiece, 56 finely engraved views and maps (4 double-page, 52 full-page) and 1 engraved table in the text volumes. The atlas with engraved frontispiece and 30 folding maps, including a large map of Kamchatka (87 x 65.5 cm), some with highlights in hand-colouring. The text volumes in gold-tooled contemporary mottled calf. Rebacked, with the original backstrips laid down. The atlas recased in contemporary mottled, gold-tooled calf.

      Cat. Russica C493; Hill 277; Howgego, to 1800, C101 & K37. First edition of Chappe d'Auteroche's account of his scientific expedition to Siberia, illustrated with dozens of remarkably skilful and evocative illustrations. Abbé Jean Chappe d'Auteroche, a French astronomer, was sent to Siberia to observe the transit of Venus, which was due in June 1761. From St Petersburg Chappe d'Auteroche sledged to Tobolosk, where he spent several months, observing the transit and carrying out a large number of scientific measurements. The first volume details the journey, with descriptions of Siberia's geography, natural history, and the culture of its inhabitants. The plates include maps, portraits of native inhabitants in their respective dress, views of cities and villages and several illustrations of experiments with lightning.Volume two is the first unabridged French translation of a renowned description of Kamchatka by Stepan Petrovich Krasheninnikov, translated from the original Russian.Slightly browned, some spotting, some maps in the atlas with a tear along the folds, one map with restorations. The text volumes neatly rebacked, as noted, and slightly rubbed. The atlas with new endpapers and the maps pasted on new stubs, the front hinge with two old restorations. First edition of a great account of Siberia.

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        Reizen over Moskovie, door Persie en Indie: verrykt met driehondert konstplaten, vertoonende de beroemste lantschappen en steden, ook de byzondere dragten, beesten, gewassen en platen, die daer gevonden worden ...Amsterdam, Willem and David Goeree for the author, 1711. Folio (40x25.5 cm). With engraved frontispiece by Bernard Picart, engraved author's portrait, 2 folding engraved maps, 109 engraved plates (13 folding, 55 double-page, 41 full-page) and 36 engraved illustrations in text. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum.

      Howgego, to 1800, B177; Klaversma & Hannema 310; STCN (9 copies); Tiele, Bibl. 209. First edition of one of the most richly illustrated accounts of a voyage to Russia, Persia and adjacent countries and territories by the Dutch artist and traveller Cornelis de Bruyn (1652-1726/27). De Bruyn sailed for Archangel in 1701, proceeding to Moscow, where he stayed for over a year. In 1703 he left Moscow, traveling by way of Asia Minor (Turkey) to Persia, where he remained until 1705. After nearly a year in Isfahan, he headed for Persepolis, the ancient Achaemenid palace complex, the ruins of which had his special interest. He spent three months there, carefully drawing the ruins of the palace, the remaining reliefs and cuneiform inscriptions. His drawings of these ruins are the first reliable pictures of this palace made accessible for Western scholars. Leaving Persia in 1705 he proceeded to India, Ceylon and the East Indies. He returned by much the same route, residing in Persia in 1706 and 1707, visiting, amongst other things, the ruins of Pasaragdes. The plates include large folding views of Moscow and Isfahan (194x40.5 cm!), portraits of Samoyeds, as well as many illustrations of local flora and fauna. Title-page with 1.5 cm trimmed off the lower margin and mounted on similar old paper, the lower corners of four preliminary leaves crudely reinforced, some plates with folds reinforced as well, and plate 127 with a part of the margin torn-off, just touching the image; otherwise a good copy with some occasional spots. Front hinge partly cracked, the binding slightly soiled and lacking the clasp, but still firm and good.

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        [Album with a series of 27 original drawings designed for Poeppig's Reise in Chile, Peru und auf dem Amazonstrome während der Jahre 1827-32 ].[South America, 1825-1831]. Oblong large folio (43 x 56 cm). With 27 original drawings in various mediums and various sizes mounted on leaves of 43 x 56 cm, most in a finished state and signed and dated. Late 19th-century or early 20th-century gold-tooled red morocco, front cover and spine with gilt-lettered title, gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers (Riviere & Son). Preserved in modern red cloth box.

      Cf. Borba de Moraes, p. 681; Bosch I, 411; Engelmann I, p. 202; Howgego, 1800-1850, P31; Sabin 63629. Splendid and unique set of original drawings by Eduard Friedrich Poeppig (1798-1868), made for his celebrated account of his expedition to Peru, Chile, the Andes and the Amazon basin. The collection includes 26 landscapes and outdoor scenes and 1 portrait, of which 9 were actually lithographed and published in Poeppig's narrative Reise in Chile, Peru, und auf dem Amazonstrom (Leipzig, 1835-36). The others do not appear in the book, so that they add even more to our knowledge, and include landscapes of Cuba and North America. Most of the accurate and lively drawings (in pencil, pen and ink and wash) are in a finished state: ready for translation by the lithographer or engraver with the title and Poeppig's name at the foot.Poeppig began in Cuba in 1825 but worked mostly in South America, making geographical, botanical and zoological studies, describing over 4,000 types of plants, investigating Incan ruins, and travelling the length of the Amazon River by raft and canoe. He returned to Germany in 1832. "The account of his expedition and the botanical surveys he published are comparable to the work of Humboldt" (Borba de Moraes).The drawings overall in very good condition. The binding has its posterior inner hinge restored, but is otherwise also very good.

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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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        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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        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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        Voyage en Sibérie fait, par ordre du roi en 1761; contenant les mœurs, les usages des Russes, et l'état actuel de cette puissance; la description géographique & le nivellement de la route de Paris à Tobolsk; l'histoire naturelle de la même route; des observations astronomique, & des expériences sur l'electricité naturelle ...Paris, Debure (printed by Didot), 1768. 2 text volumes (the first in 2 parts) in 3 volumes & 1 atlas volume. Imperial 4to (33.5 x 24.5 cm). With engraved frontispiece, 56 finely engraved views and maps (4 double-page, 52 full-page) and 1 engraved table in the text volumes. The atlas with engraved frontispiece and 30 folding maps, including a large map of Kamchatka (87 x 65.5 cm), some with highlights in hand-colouring. The text volumes in gold-tooled contemporary mottled calf. Rebacked, with the original backstrips laid down. The atlas recased in contemporary mottled, gold-tooled calf.

      Cat. Russica C493; Hill 277; Howgego, to 1800, C101 & K37. First edition of Chappe d'Auteroche's account of his scientific expedition to Siberia, illustrated with dozens of remarkably skilful and evocative illustrations. Abbé Jean Chappe d'Auteroche, a French astronomer, was sent to Siberia to observe the transit of Venus, which was due in June 1761. From St Petersburg Chappe d'Auteroche sledged to Tobolosk, where he spent several months, observing the transit and carrying out a large number of scientific measurements. The first volume details the journey, with descriptions of Siberia's geography, natural history, and the culture of its inhabitants. The plates include maps, portraits of native inhabitants in their respective dress, views of cities and villages and several illustrations of experiments with lightning.Volume two is the first unabridged French translation of a renowned description of Kamchatka by Stepan Petrovich Krasheninnikov, translated from the original Russian.Slightly browned, some spotting, some maps in the atlas with a tear along the folds, one map with restorations. The text volumes neatly rebacked, as noted, and slightly rubbed. The atlas with new endpapers and the maps pasted on new stubs, the front hinge with two old restorations. First edition of a great account of Siberia.

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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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