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De Bry, Theodor; Johann Theodor De Bry; and Johann Israel De Bry:
Frankfurt or Oppenheim: Theodor De Bry and his heirs (see below), 1590-1624.. Twelve parts bound in twelve volumes (see below for collations). Uniform modern dark blue straight-grained morocco gilt, covers with gilt border of double fillets and a decorative roll; spine in seven compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second, numbered in the fourth, the other compartments with repeat tooling in gilt, brown endpapers. Very good. The Great or American Voyages in Latin, Parts I-XII (of thirteen, and without the Elenchus), comprising: I. [Hariot, Thomas]: ADMIRANDA NARRATION FIDA TAMEN, DE COMMODIS ET INCOLARUM RITIBUS VIRGINIAE...ANGLICO SCRIPTA SERMONE A THOMA HARIOT. Frankfurt: Johann Wechel, 1590. First edition, mix issue but mostly first issue. Colophon leaf F6, blank D6. Engraved title to text, letterpress title to plates, engraved arms on dedication leaf, folding engraved map of Virginia, engraved plate of Adam and Eve (the second state with inscription in the plate reading "Iodocus a Winghe in Io. Theodore de Bry sc."), twenty-eight very fine engraved plates after John White (including five plates of Picts). A foundation work on the early exploration and delineation of America, describing and illustrating the first British colony to be established there. This volume is the first issued by the publisher, Theodor De Bry, in his extraordinary series, GRAND VOYAGES, describing the exploration of the New World. The elegant production, combined with the critically important text, make this volume one of the most important relating to the early discove … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana
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