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Atlas Maior Of 1665

Atlas Maior Of 1665

by Joan Blaeu

Atlas Maior Of 1665

Atlas Maior Of 1665

by Joan Krogt, Peter Van Der Blaeu

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Atlas Maior

by Peter Van Der Krogt

17th Century Books & Ephemera

Bolswaert

Bolswaert

by BLAEU, Johannes

Amsterdam. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 15.25" x 20.75".<br/><br/> Beautifully detailed town plan of Bolsward in northern Holland, shown in an unusual panoramic birds-eye view, circa 1649. Features the fortress and the town within it, and the surrounding pastoral landscape. Includes two coats of arms, both of which are hand burnished with beautiful gold leaf. Dedication cartouche is decorated in an agricultural theme. Latin text on... Read more
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$650.00
Raguaglio fedele, et breve del cavalier Ciro Spontone del fatto d'arme seguito nell'Africa tra D. Sebastiano Re di Portugallo, et Mulei Auda Malucco per riporre ne' Regni di Marocco, di Fetz, di Giafilet, et di Sus, Mehemet il Seriffo. Narrasi la morte de' tre Rè: si riferiscono gli appariti prodigi non solamenre d'allhora; ma que' di due mille anni, passati. Si racconta la favola dal principio fino ad hora, di colui, che sfacciatamente ancor hoggi si publica Re di Portugallo. Et si mostrano i disegni de' sue esserciti; & della battaglia parimente

Raguaglio fedele, et breve del cavalier Ciro Spontone del fatto d'arme seguito nell'Africa tra D. Sebastiano Re di Portugallo, et Mulei Auda Malucco per riporre ne' Regni di Marocco, di Fetz, di Giafilet, et di Sus, Mehemet il Seriffo. Narrasi la morte de' tre Rè: si riferiscono gli appariti prodigi non solamenre d'allhora; ma que' di due mille anni, passati. Si racconta la favola dal principio fino ad hora, di colui, che sfacciatamente ancor hoggi si publica Re di Portugallo. Et si mostrano i disegni de' sue esserciti; & della battaglia parimente

by Spontone, Ciro

In Bologna: presso Vittorio Benacci, 1601. First edition. In contemporary vellum. Spine rubbed, ink lettering faded. Stains on the binding. Spine damaged at bands. Inside clean, large margins. Overall in very good condition.. Illustrated with two double-page engraved plates. Enriched with two recurring large woodcuts and woodcut and typographical head and tailpieces.. Illustrated with two double-page engraved plates. Enriched with two recurring large woodcuts and woodcut and typographical head and... Read more
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$15601.20
Chroniques des comtes d'Anjou

Chroniques des comtes d'Anjou

by Halphen, Louis; Poupardin, René, eds

Probably rebound; binding is robust and solid, signature stitching is a little open, but still tight; one rather inexpert repair, as shown in photographs. Spine is tanned, as is a narrow band at top of rear board. Some early pages are considerably age-darkened, later ones considerably less so.Part of the Libraire des Archives nationales et de la Société de l'École de Chartres.Gesta Consulum Andegavorum or the Chronicle of the Counts of Anjou is a text written in Latin from 1100 to 1140 by the... Read more
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$150.00
Malum citreum vulgare Belluatum

Malum citreum vulgare Belluatum

by FERRARI, Giovanni Baptista

Rome: Herman Scheus, 1646. Engraving with hand coloring. Plate 65. Image measures 12 X 8 inches.<br/><br/> Exotic baroque citrus fruit from 'Hesperides, Sive, de Malorum Aureorum Cultura et Usu Libri Quatuor', published in Rome in 1646, the first book entirely devoted to citrus fruit, with many depicted in actual size. In cooler parts of Europe, citrus fruit was grown in orangeries starting in the 17th century; many were as much status symbols as functional agricultural structures.... Read more
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$400.00
ANTÓNIO DE ALBUQUERQUE COELHO DE CARVALHO.

ANTÓNIO DE ALBUQUERQUE COELHO DE CARVALHO.

by LEITE. (Aureliano)

Soft Cover. Good. Capitão-General de São Paulo e Minas do Ouro, no Brasil. Por... Temas Lusiadas. República Portuguesa. Ministério das Colónias. Agência Geral das Colónias. Lisboa. 1944. De 20x15 cm. Com 108, [iii] pags. Brochado. Exemplar com rasgos e danos na charneira da capa anterior. I-161-A-52
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€40.00
Relacion del primer descubrimiento del rio de las Amazonas, por otro nombre, del Marañon, hecho por la relígion de nuestro Padre San Francisco, por medio de los religiosos de la provincia de S. Francisco de Quito. Para informe de la Catolica Magestad del Rey Nuestro Señoe, y su Real Consejo de las Indias

Relacion del primer descubrimiento del rio de las Amazonas, por otro nombre, del Marañon, hecho por la relígion de nuestro Padre San Francisco, por medio de los religiosos de la provincia de S. Francisco de Quito. Para informe de la Catolica Magestad del Rey Nuestro Señoe, y su Real Consejo de las Indias

by [Maldonado, José]

[S.l. (Madrid)]: [S.n.], 1642. First edition. Papered spine. With a short correction of text in ink by a contemporary neat hand on f. 15r. In fine condition.. First edition. Papered spine. 15 numbered leaves. Extremely scarce report on the first 'entradas' into the Amazon area, and the expedition of Pedro Teixeira, the first European to travel up the entire length of the river, and his return journey, accompanied by Cristóbal de Acuña. A highly important, contemporary document of the rivalry between... Read more
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$260001.20
[Martires del Japon] Gerarchia serafica. Propio de las festividades de la Orden de nuestro Padre S. Francisco, y común de los Evangelios de la Iglesia. [...]. Va anadido en esta segunda impresión un elencho para los Evangelios comunes de los Santos

[Martires del Japon] Gerarchia serafica. Propio de las festividades de la Orden de nuestro Padre S. Francisco, y común de los Evangelios de la Iglesia. [...]. Va anadido en esta segunda impresión un elencho para los Evangelios comunes de los Santos

by Riojano, Jorge Antonio

En Madrid: en la Imprenta Real (a costa de Gabriel León, Mercader de libros), 1640. Scarce second edition (first in 1633). In contemporary vellum. Spine lettered in ink. Binding slightly worn. Some pages chipped, discolored, a few quires browned. Wormholes throughout, affecting more the rear quires. Overall in very good condition.. Scarce second edition (first in 1633). In contemporary vellum. Spine lettered in ink. (16), (1)-481, (15) p. Page 39 and 132 misnumbered. A scarce collection of Franciscan... Read more
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$5201.20
Hasselt

Hasselt

by BLAEU, Johannes

Amsterdam. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 13.75" x 19.75".<br/><br/> Absolutely stunning town plan of Hasselt in northeastern Holland, shown in an unusual panoramic birds-eye view, circa 1649. Features the fortress and the town within it, and ships in the surrounding river. Includes two coats of arms, both of which are hand burnished with beautiful gold leaf. Latin text on verso. Published around the time of the Spanish... Read more
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$600.00
RELAÇAM DO TRIVMPHO E COROAÇAM DA SERENISSIMA RAYNHA DE SVECIA.

RELAÇAM DO TRIVMPHO E COROAÇAM DA SERENISSIMA RAYNHA DE SVECIA.

by NORONHA. (André de)

Soft Cover. Good. Traduzida da limgoa latina para a portuguesa pelo P. André de Noronha da Companhia de Iesu, no anno de 1653, agora dada à estampa fielmente com um Discurso gratulatorio por Durval Pires de Liam. [Separata do IV Volume do Arquivo Histórico Português. Imprensa Libânio da Silva]. Lisboa. 1941. De 26x19 cm. Com 18 págs. Brochado. Exemplar com dedicatória de Durval Pires de Lima. I-54-B-184
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€30.00
UMA MALOGRADA TENTATIVA DE DESCOBRIMENTO NO CABO DE BOA ESPERANÇA NO ANO DE 1648.

UMA MALOGRADA TENTATIVA DE DESCOBRIMENTO NO CABO DE BOA ESPERANÇA NO ANO DE 1648.

by NASCIMENTO MOURA. (Jacinto J. do)

Soft Cover. Good. Congresso Internacional de História dos Descobrimentos. Separata do Vol. V das Actas. Papelaria Fernandes. Lisboa. 1961. De 25x18 cm. Com 22 págs. Brochado. I-6-D-340
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€40.00
The Folly of Atheism, Demonstrated, to the Capacity of the Most Unlearned Reader

The Folly of Atheism, Demonstrated, to the Capacity of the Most Unlearned Reader

by Elis, Clement

London: William Rogers , 1692. Hardback, 19th century calf, gilt title and decoration to spine. xi, 159pp, [1]. 1st and only edition 1692. Binding a little rubbed. Previous owner's label and small loss to top corner to front free end-paper. Pages are slightly browned/spotted. Scarce. (r13). 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Good +.
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£250.00
UMA INSCRIÇÃO TUMULAR NA IGREJA DO TURCIFAL.

UMA INSCRIÇÃO TUMULAR NA IGREJA DO TURCIFAL.

by FIGUEIROA REGO. (Rogério de)

Soft Cover. Good. [Por]... Da associação dos Arqueólogos Portugueses, da Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa e da Academia Portuguesa de Ex-Líbris. Lisboa. 1976. De 24,5x18 cm. Com 25, [i] págs. Brochado. Ilustrado no texto com a reprodução de um brasão de armas e fotografias a preto e branco da igreja de Santa Maria Madalena e da inscrição tumular. Separata do Boletim da Academia Portuguesa de Ex-Libris. Ano XXI. Nºs 75-76. Exemplar com ex-libris de José Fernando de Moraes Sarmento de Abreu... Read more
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€30.00
Markgraf Conrad von Montferrat

Markgraf Conrad von Montferrat

by Ilgen, Theodor

In German and Latin. 137 pages. Volume is solid, binding tight, all pages intact and unmarked, with a little soiling of boards, and a little age-darkening.Bears signature of former owner, Prof. K.M. Setton (1914-1995) of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study.German archivist and historian Theodor Ilgen (1854-1924) received his doctorate in history at the University of Marburg and afterwards worked as an archivist at the state archives in Marburg, Düsseldorf and Münster. From 1900 to 1921 he was... Read more
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$75.00
Les Voyages Fameux du Sieur Vincent Le Blanc Marseillois, Qu&#39;il a Faits, Depuis l&#39;Age de Douze Ans Jusques a Soixante, aux Quatre Parties du Monde;; A Scavoir: aux Indes Orientales et Occidentales, en Perse et Pegu, aux Royaumes de Fez, de Maroc et de Guinee; &amp; dans l&#39;Afrique Interieure, Depuis le Cap de Bonne Esperance Jusques en Alexandrie, par les Terres de Monomotapa, du Preste Iean &amp; de l&#39;Egypte

Les Voyages Fameux du Sieur Vincent Le Blanc Marseillois, Qu'il a Faits, Depuis l'Age de Douze Ans Jusques a Soixante, aux Quatre Parties du Monde;; A Scavoir: aux Indes Orientales et Occidentales, en Perse et Pegu, aux Royaumes de Fez, de Maroc et de Guinee; & dans l'Afrique Interieure, Depuis le Cap de Bonne Esperance Jusques en Alexandrie, par les Terres de Monomotapa, du Preste Iean & de l'Egypte

by LE BLANC, Vincent

Paris: Gervais Clovsier, 1658. hardcover. good. 3 parts in 1 volume with separate pagination. Part 1, 202 + 4 pp; part 2, 147 + 4pp; part 3 109 + 4pp (some mistaken pagination, but no text appears to be missing. Evenly browned, 1 worm hole and some dampstaining mainly affecting margins. Some loss to margins of less than 5 pages, not affecting the text.) Thick 4to, full calf, gilt spine, (rubbed, front hinge dried). Paris: Gervais Clovsier, 1658. Scarce. Good.<br/><br/>
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$2000.00
[Goat in Profile] Animalia, ad vivum delineata, et aqua forti aeri impressa

[Goat in Profile] Animalia, ad vivum delineata, et aqua forti aeri impressa

by BERCHEM, Nicolaes

Etching. Image measures 4" x 5 1/4".<br/><br/> This etching of two goats is from an edition of Nicolaes Berchem's "Animalia," sometimes known as "A Man's Sketchbook." Like other artists of the Dutch Golden Age, during which realistic landscape painting flourished, Berchem made these series of etchings to hone his skills in rendering animals. This etching, printed in the mid-17th century, shows two goats, one in full profile and one laying down, facing... Read more
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$200.00
FROM MODO NOSTRO TO MODO GOANO: JESUIT ART IN GOA BETWEEN 1542 AND 1655.

FROM MODO NOSTRO TO MODO GOANO: JESUIT ART IN GOA BETWEEN 1542 AND 1655.

by GUERREIRO OSSWALD. (Maria Cristina Trindade)

Soft Cover. Good. Thesis submitted for assessment with a view to obtaining the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the European University Institute, Department of History, Fiesole. [Edição do Autor]. Florence. 2003. De 30x21,5 cm. Com [vi], 353 págs. Brochado com capa anterior em acetato. Ilutrado com reproduções a preto e branco de gravuras, documentos, pinturas e mapas. Exemplar com sinais de desgaste e manuseio na lombada e nas capas, dedicatória da autora na página [iii]. Contém... Read more
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€70.00
Mr. William Oughtred's Key of the Mathematicks. Newly Translated from the Best Edition With Notes, Rendering it Easie and Intelligble to less Skilful Readers. In which also, Some Problems Left Unanswer'd by the Author are Resolv'd. Absolutely necessary For all Gagers, Surveyors, Gunners, Military-Officers, Mariners, &c. Recommended by Mr. E. Halley, Fellow of the Royal Society

Mr. William Oughtred's Key of the Mathematicks. Newly Translated from the Best Edition With Notes, Rendering it Easie and Intelligble to less Skilful Readers. In which also, Some Problems Left Unanswer'd by the Author are Resolv'd. Absolutely necessary For all Gagers, Surveyors, Gunners, Military-Officers, Mariners, &c. Recommended by Mr. E. Halley, Fellow of the Royal Society

by Oughtred, William; Halley, Edmond

London: Printed for John Salusbury, at the Rising-Sun in Cornhil, 1694. First edition in Halley's translation. In somewhat later leather. Spine with red title vignette. With several charts and woodcut diagrams. Ownership inscription of Gabriel Stokes on title page and p. 1. and 104. With marginal notes and diagrams in ink by Stokes throughout. Binding and title page artistically restored. Paper tanned due to ageing. Overall in very good condition.. First edition in Halley's translation. In somewhat... Read more
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$4551.20
AS DUAS ESPANHAS.

AS DUAS ESPANHAS.

by FIGUEIREDO. (Fidelino de)

Soft Cover. Good. Edição revista e ilustrada. Edições Europa. Lisboa. 1936. De 19,5x12,5 cm. Com 287, [iii] págs. Brochado. Ilustrado em extratexto com retratos e fotografias a preto e branco. Exemplar por abrir. I-216-A-2
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€50.00
Study of a Head

Study of a Head

by Hollar, Wenceslaus (after Jan Van Bylert (Biler))

1635. Etching on cream laid paper, 3 7/16 x 2 3/4 inches (87 x 70 mm), thread margins. Lacking the inscription in the plate; "Felix Biler in: W Hollar fee: 1635," generally found in the top left image. In very good condition with a minor area of skinning in the top left sheet edge on the verso. Printed later. [Hollstein p. 71].
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$800.00
Guiana siue Amazonum Regio

Guiana siue Amazonum Regio

by OGILBY, John

London: John Ogilby, 1673. unbound. Map. Uncolored Copper plate engraving. Image measures 11.5" x 14".<br/><br/> This beautiful 1673 map of the Amazon River and its surrounding areas was issued by John Ogilby. The map includes the regions of Guyana and notes the legendary Lake Parima (Parime Lacus) and the fabled kingdom of El Dorado or the city of Manoa along its banks. Following Sir Walter Raleigh's 1595 publication of "The Discoverie of the Large, Rich, and Bewtiful... Read more
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$500.00
Isole dell&#39; Indie Filippine Molucche e della Sonda

Isole dell' Indie Filippine Molucche e della Sonda

by CORONELLI, Vincenzo

Venice: Vincenzo Coronelli, 1690. unbound. Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 23.75" x 17.75".<br/><br/> This beautiful map of the East Indies includes the Malay Peninsula, the Philippines, and the north coast of Australia, depicting the region when it was the center of the VOC (Dutch) trading network. Sand banks, inlets, ports, towns, villages, are labeled in Italian. The title cartouche in the lower left shows winged cherub mermaids emerging from the water carrying the... Read more
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$2100.00
Ornithologiae Libri Tres: In Quibus Aves Omnes Hactenus Cognitae in Methodum Naturis Suis Convenientem Redactae Accurate Describuntur

Ornithologiae Libri Tres: In Quibus Aves Omnes Hactenus Cognitae in Methodum Naturis Suis Convenientem Redactae Accurate Describuntur

by Willughby, Francis; Ray, John

London: Joannis Martyn, 1676. Hardback, later full vellum. Handwritten title to spine. 36.5cm x 24cm. Pp. [12], 307, [5 Index]. With 77 full-page engraved plates by Emma Willughby to rear and 2 folding letterpress tables. Title printed in red and black with the Arms of the Royal Society. 1st edition 1676. Binding is slightly worn, more so to spine ends and corners of boards. Contemporary bookplate to front pastedown. End-papers are somewhat grubby with a few worm holes. Contents just a little... Read more
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£2850.00
A Rationale Upon the Book of Common-Prayer of the Church of England...With the Form of Consecration of a Church or chappel, and of the Place of Christian Burial [2 Works Bound Together]

A Rationale Upon the Book of Common-Prayer of the Church of England...With the Form of Consecration of a Church or chappel, and of the Place of Christian Burial [2 Works Bound Together]

by Sparrow, Anthony; Andrews, Lancelot

London: Robert Pawlet , 1672. Hardback, contemporary brown speckled calf. 2 works bound together. Pp. [18], 353, [24], 52. Engraved frontispiece and additional engraved title, three engraved portraits by Wenceslaus Hollar, engraved title to second part by Hollar. Spine worn at head and foot with loss, joints cracked, board corners worn. 18th century ownership inscription to front pastedown, with another early ownership inscription to rear blank. Some occasional small worm holes and pencil marks to fore... Read more
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£350.00
Tutte l&#39;Opere d&#39;Architettura, et Prospetiva di Sebastiano Serlio Bolognese... Diviso in Sette Libri

Tutte l'Opere d'Architettura, et Prospetiva di Sebastiano Serlio Bolognese... Diviso in Sette Libri

by SERLIO, Sebastiano

Venice: Giacomo de'Franceschi, 1619. hardcover. very good. Dove si mettono in disegno tutte le maniere di edificii, e si trattano di quelle cose, che sono piu necessarie a sapere gli architetti. Con la aggiunta a delle inventioni di cinquanta porte, e gran numero di palazzi publici, e privatti nella citta, & in villa, e varii accidenti, che possono occorrere nel fabricare... Con un'indice copiosissimo con molte considerationi, & un breve discorso sopra questa materia, raccolto da M.... Read more
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$3250.00
Le Gouvernement General du Dauphine et des pays circonvoisins ou sont la Savoye, la Bresse

Le Gouvernement General du Dauphine et des pays circonvoisins ou sont la Savoye, la Bresse

by SANSON, Nicolas

Paris, 1652. unbound. Map. Engraving with hand outline color. Image measures 14" x 16.5"<br/> <br/> Beautiful 17th century map of Dauphine, a former province in southeast France. Includes parts of the surrounding regions of Savoy and Bresse.<Br> <br> Nicolas Sanson (1600-1667) is considered the founder of the French school of cartography. In reaction to the prevailing trend of Dutch lavishness, Sanson favored minimal details, focusing rather on accurate cartography than... Read more
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$350.00