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Americæ nona & postrema pars.
Matthew Becker, Frankfurt 1602 - BRY, Theodor de & family (compilers). [ACOSTA, José de, Barent Jansz Potgieter & Olivier van Noort]. Americæ nona & postrema pars. Qva de ratione elementorvm: De Novi Orbis natvra; De hvivs incolarvm svperstitiosis cultibus: deq; forma politiæ ac reipubl. ipsorum copiosè pertractatur: Catalogo Regum Mexicanorum omnium, à primo vsq; ad vltimum Motecumam II. addito: cui etiam ritus eoruum coronationis, ac ritus eorum coronationis, ac sepulturæ annectitur, cum enumeratione bellorum, quæ mutuo¿ Indigesserunt. HiC accessit designatio illivs navigationis, quam 5. naves Hollandicæ anno 1598. per fretum Magellanum in Moluccanas insulas tentarunt: quomodo nimirum oborta tempestate Capitaneus Sebalt de Weert a¿ cæteris navibus dispulsus, postquam plurimis mensibus in freto infinitis ærumnis misere¿ iactatus fuisset, tandem infecta re post biennium An. 1600. domum reversus sit. Addita est tertio navigatio recens, quam 4. Navium praefectus Olevier a¿ Noort proximè suscepit: qui freto Magellinaco classe transmisso, triennii spatio universum terræ orbem seu globum mira navigationis forte obivit: annexis illis, quæ in itinere ipso singularia ac memorabiliora notata sunt. Omnia e¿ Germanico Latinitate donata, & in super elegantissimis figuris æneis coornata editaq. sumptibus Theodori de Bry p.m. Viduæ & binorum filiorum. Frankfurt: Matthew Becker, 1602. Part I: [8 (including title page in passe-partout & half title with copper-engraved coat of arms of Christian II)], 1-362, [2, blank] pp.; Part II: [1-2] 3-56 [p. 55 misnumbered 56] pp., 1 copper-engraved map of the Straits of Magellan showing Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia (Fretvm Magellanicvm, und dessen eiyentliche Beschreibung, so die hollender durch schifft und auch der leng beschreiben), [2], i-xxv folios of copper-engraved text illustrations & text; Part III: [1-2] 3-100 pp., [2], i-xiv folios of copper-engraved text illustrations & text. Plates depict Native customs and industry, views of battles and ships, town plans, bird's-eye views, etc.; woodcut head- and tailpieces, initials. Total of 39 copper-plate engravings plus copper-engraved map. Folio (34.2 x 23.8 cm), modern three-quarter crimson calf over marbled boards with gilt-lettered spine, raised bands. Very good, map tattered and with old paper repair at lower blank border edge. Parts I & III washed with professional repairs, Part I with a few worm holes touching text, Part II title page with old paper repair at right blank margin, blank leaf after p. 362 supplied. Typical light browning to text leaves (almost always seen in this series), but generally not affecting maps and plates, which are in excellent impressions. Overall a very good copy. Part II with old ink signature of Wlm. Oldys and with printed bookplate "Ex Bibliotheca Hospitii Dominorum Advocatorum De Arcubus Londini" on title page verso. As is the case with a large number of De Bry volumes, this one is made up of parts of several copies. First edition, first issue, without overlays, from De Bry's "Grand Voyages," which Boise Penrose praised as "the cornerstone of every library of Americana" (Travel and Discovery in the Renaissance, 1420-1620), p. 310. JCB I (1 to 1599), pp. 406-408. Brunet I, col. 1331. Church 168. Crawford, De Bry 145. European Americana 1602/1 & 1602/72. Griffin, Books on the Philippines Islands in the Library of Congress, p. 24. Hoe, Vol. 1, pp. 152-153. Palau 36468n. Sabin 8784 (3:42-43). Streit 2:1340. Wilgus, pp. 31-32: "De Bry, like Hakluyt and Eden, played an important part in calling the attention of Europe to things American." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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