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Travels to the West Indies during the years 1521-1524.

[AA, Pieter van der]. 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. Full description
€ 2,500
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Glorious voyages and expeditions undertaken by the Spaniards (large paper copy)

AA, Pieter van der (editor) and Johann Ludwig GOTTFRIED (falsely attributed to) De gedenkwaardige en al-om beroemde voyagien der Spanjaarden na West-Indiën, namentlijk in het Zuyder- en Noorder-gedeelte van het eertijds onbekende America ... Alles onlangs uyt het Spaans in 't Nederlands getrouwelijk vertaalt ... Het tweede stuk.
Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, [ca. 1711]. Second volume (of 2). 1mo. With engraved title-page, 14 engraved maps (7 leaves with 2 maps each), and 41 engravings in text. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum, boards with a large blind-tooled centrepiece with the initials H.B. Full description
€ 3,500
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8 large illustrated volumes of the most important voyages
from the 15th to the end of the 17th century

AA, Pieter van der (editor) and Johann Ludwig GOTTFRIED. De aanmerkenswaardigste en alomberoemde zee- en landreizen der Portugeezen, Spanjaarden, Engelsen en allerhande natiën: zoo van Fransen, Italiaanen, Deenen, Hoogh- en Nederduitsen als van veele andere volkeren. Voornaamenlyk ondernomen tot ontdekking van de Oost- en Westindiën, midsgaders andere verafgelegene gewesten des aardryks.
The Hague, widow of Engelbrecht Boucquet and sons; Leiden, Jan van der Deyster, and Boudewijn and Pieter van der Aa, 1727. 8 volumes. 1mo and folio. With 7 (of 8) engraved frontispieces (lacking that of volume 4), 4 engraved dedications, 117 engraved maps on 61 leaves, 7 engraved plates and 502 engravings in text. Further with 127 (of 128) title-pages (including a general title-page, a title-page to 7 (of 8) volumes, lacking that of volume 4, and 118 for the separate works). Volume 1-3 & 5-8: contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges; volume 4: modern calf. Full description
€ 65,000
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First Italian edition of a pioneering work on medicinal plants in Asia & America

ACOSTA, Christoval. Trattato ... della historia, natura, et virtu delle droghe medicinali, & altri semplici rarissimi, che vengono portati dalle Indie Orientali in Europa, con le figure delle piante ritratte, & disegnate dal vivo poste a' luoghi proprii. Nuovamente recato dalla Spanuola nella nostra lingua.
Venice, Francesco Ziletti, 1585. 4to. With 45 nearly full-page woodcuts of plants, 2 nearly full-page woodcuts of two Indian elephants. A few woodcuts of plants (leaves) have been simply coloured by a contemporary hand. Recased in early limp sheepskin parchment. New endpapers. Full description
€ 9,500
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Exploring the Amazon River from Quito to the east with the extremely rare map

ACUÑA, Cristóbal Diatristán de. Relation de la Riviere des Amazones traduite par feu Mr de Gomberville de l'Académie Françoise. Avec un dissertation sur la riviere des Amazones pour servir de preface.
Paris, Claude Barbin, 1682. 4 parts in 2 volumes. 12mo. With a folding engraved map of the Amazon River. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 14,500
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Accounts of two synods held in Santiago, Chile, in 1688 and 1763

ALDAY Y ASPEE (AZPEE), Manuel de. Synodo Diocesana, ...
Lima, Oficina de la Calle de la Encarnacion, 1764. With the half-title and title-page printed in red and black, the latter in a red and black ornamented border built up from cast fleurons, each page with the text, running heads and shoulder notes in frames of thick-thin rules, a woodcut headpiece and woodcut decorated initial.
With: (2) CARRASCO Y SAAVEDRA, Bernardo. Synodo diocesana, con la carta pastoral convocatoria para ella: y otra, en orden a la paga de los diezmos.
Lima, Imprenta Real, 1764. With the title-page printed in red, green and black in a border of fleurons and other typographical elements also printed in red, green and black. With each page in a frame of rules and fleurons, woodcut tailpieces and decorated initials, numerous headpieces and other decorations built up from cast fleurons. 2 works in 1 volume. Folio. Contemporary overlapping limp sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 3,500
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Very rare thesis on nephritis, printed and published in Rio de Janeiro

ALMEIDA MARTINS COSTA, Domingos de. Do diagnostico das diversas formas clinicas do mal de Bright - These de concurso ...
Rio de Janeiro, Typographia Academica, 1879. 8vo. With 2 woodcut illustrations (a cross-section of a kidney and a representation of the urinary tract) and a full-page letterpress table of medical data. 20th-century marbled boards. Full description
€ 875
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Great history of the discoveries and conquests of the Portuguese colonial empire in America

ANDRADA, Francisco d'. Cronica do muyto alto e muito poderoso Rey destes Reynos de Portugal dom João o III. deste nome. Dirigida ha C. R. M. del Rey dom Felipe o III. deste nome nosso senhor.
Lisbon, Jorge Rodriguez for the author, sold by Francesco Lopez, 1613. 4 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With a central crowned coat of arms of Portugal on the title-page, title and coat of arms set in ornamental border, woodcut initials. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum.
Full description
€ 29,500
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On the famous voyage of Captain Louis Freycinet

ARAGO, Jacques Etienne Victor. Souvenirs d'un aveugle, voyage autour du monde. Ouvrage enrichi de soixante dessins et de notes scientifiques.
Paris, Hortet and Ozanne, 1839. 4 volumes. 8vo. With 2 engraved portraits, of Jacques and François Arago, and 60 full-page lithographed plates, all after drawings by the author. Contemporary green half sheepskin, gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 1,950
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Valuable account of Arctic expeditions in search of John Franklin

[ARCTIC BLUE BOOKS]. Report of the committee appointed by the lords commissioners of the admiralty to inquire into and report on the recent Arctic expeditions in search of Sir John Franklin; ...
Including:
-Additional papers relative to the Arctic expedition under the orders of Captain Austin and Mr. William Penny.
-Further correspondence and proceedings connected with the Arctic expedition.
London, George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1852. With 19 lithographed maps (including 9 folding), some with some details in red, Polar map chromolithographed.
With:
(2) Report from the select committee on Arctic expedition; together with the proceedings of the committee, minutes of evidence, and appendix.[London], 1855. With a folding lithographed map, partly coloured.
(3) Further papers relative to the recent Arctic expeditions in search of Sir. J. Franklin, and the crews of Her Majesty's ships "Eurebus" and "Terror;" including the reports of Dr. Kane and Messrs. Anderson and Stewart.London, Harrison and sons, 1856. With two lithographed maps (one partly coloured).
5 volumes. Folio. Ad 1 bound in modern half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine, with the original publisher's blue printed paper wrappers bound in. Ad 2 and 3: red half cloth. Full description
€ 45,000
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First edition of Audubon's extraordinary coloured plates of quadrupeds

AUDUBON, John James. The viviparous quadrupeds of North America.
New York, John James Audubon, 1845-1848. 3 volumes. Large 1mo (70×55 cm). With 150 striking coloured plates, all lithographed on stone, printed and coloured by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia, after drawings by after John James and John Woodhouse Audubon, and the backgrounds after Victor Audubon. Each volume also with a title-page and a list of contents. Late 19th-century black morocco. Full description
€ 650,000
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Presentation copy by the author

AVEZAC-MACAYA, Armand D'. Considérations géographiques sur l'histoire du Brésil. Examen critique d'une nouvelle histoire générale du Brésil recemment publiée en portugais a Madrid par M. François-Adolphe de Varnhagen chargé d'affaires du Brésil en Espagne. Rapport fait à la société de géographie de Paris dans ses séances des 1er Mai et 5 Juin 1857.
Paris, L. Marinet, 1857. 8vo. With 2 folding maps. Modern gold-tooled red half morocco, marbled boards, preserving the printed wrappers. Full description
€ 600
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“to this day a major source of information about the land and peoples of Paraguay and Río de la Plata”

AZARA, Félix Manuel de. Voyages dans l'Amérique Méridionale, ... depuis 1781 jusqu'en 1801; contenant la description géographique, politique et civile du Paraguay et de la rivière de La Plata; ...
Paris, Dentu, 1809. 8vo (4 text volumes) and folio (1 atlas volume). With 3 folding tables and 25 engraved maps, plans, views and plates of animals and birds. Modern black half calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 16,500
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California absolutely unfit for habitation

[BAEGERT, Jakob]. Nachrichten von der Amerikanische Halbinsel Californien: mit einem zweyfachen Anhang falscher Nachrichten. Geschrieben von einem Priester der Gesellschaft Jesu, welcher lang darinn diese letztere Jahr gelebt hat.
Mannheim, Churfürstliche Hof und Academie Buchdruckerey, 1772. 8vo. With an engraved folding map and two full-page plates engraved by E. Verelst, some woodcut pictorial frames for letters, and several nice woodcut head- and tailpieces. Contemporary half calf. Full description
€ 9,500
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Biography of the well-known martyr Ignacio de Azevedo

BEAUVAIS, Gilles-François. La vie du venerable pere Ignace Azevedo, de la Compagnie de Jesus. L'histoire de son martyre, & de celui de trente-neuf autres de la même Compagnie. Le tout tiré des procès-verbaux dressés pour leur canonisation. Dédiée au Roi de Pologne. 
Paris, Hippolyte-Louis Guerin, 1744. 12mo. With engraved armorial headpiece above the dedication to King Stanislaus I of Poland. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine, gold fillets on board edges. Full description
€ 2,250
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Dutch translation of "Uncle Tom's cabin"

BEECHER STOWE, Harriet. De negerhut. (Uncle Tom's cabin.) Een verhaal uit het slavenleven in Noord-Amerika.
Haarlem, A.C. Kruseman, 1853. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a tinted lithographed title-page in each volume and a tinted lithographed author's portrait as frontispiece in the first volume. Contemporary half sheepskin. Full description
€ 1,250
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Richly illustrated account of Surinam, with the lithographs printed on China paper

BENOIT, Pierre Jacques. Voyage a Surinam. Description des possessions néerlandaises dans la Guyane.
Brussels, De Wasme & Laurent (back of half-title: Imprimerie de Societé des Beaux-Arts), 1839. Folio. With a lithographed frontispiece, a small wood-engraved illustration on the title-page, and 99 tinted lithographed illustrations on 49 plates. All the lithographs printed on China paper and mounted on blank leaves. Contemporary black half morocco, gold- and blind-tooled spine. Full description
€ 3,000
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Richly illustrated account of Surinam

BENOIT, Pierre Jacques. Voyage a Surinam. Description des possessions Néerlandaises dans la Guyane.
Brussels, De Wasme et Laurent (back of half-title: Imprimerie de Societé des Beaux-Arts), 1839. Folio. With a tinted lithographed frontispiece, a small wood engraved illustration on the title-page, and 99 tinted lithographed illustrations on 49 plates. Contemporary black half morocco, gold- and blind-tooled spine. Full description
€ 2,750
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An extremely negative and colourful description of New Orleans, just before the Louisiana Purchase

BERQUIN-DUVALLON, Pierre-Louis. Vue de la colonie Espagnole du Mississipi, ou des provinces de Louisiane et Floride Occidentale, en l'année 1802...
Paris, Imprimerie expéditive, 1803. 8vo. With 2 folding engraved maps of the Louisiana territory by Alexandre Blondeau after Berquin-Duvallon, both coloured by hand. Modern red half morocco, richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 3,500
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Offprints on American ornithology, with 22 plates

[BIRDS - AMERICA]. [A collection of 24 offprints of ornithological articles covering Birds of North and South America].
Washington D.C., Ann Arbor, Michigan, Ottawa, Ontario; Paris; etc., 1880-1924. 8vo. With 22 plates (including 2 hand-coloured lithographs, 2 colour half-tones, 1 map printed in colour and 16 black & white half-tones) and 26 illustrations in the text. Contemporary dark green half sheepskin. Full description
€ 775
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5 beautifully decorated Blaeu maps: the world ca. 1657/64 and the continents ca. 1642

BLAEU, Joan. Nova et accuratissima totius terrarum orbis tabula.
[Amsterdam, Joan Blaeu, ca. 1657/64].
With: BLAEU, Willem Jansz.
(2) Europa recens descripta.
(3) Asia noviter delineata.
(4) Africa nova descriptio.
(5) Americae nova tabula.
[Amsterdam, Joan Blaeu, ca. 1642?].
Five large engraved maps (73 x 85 cm & 66 x 81 cm as framed; plate size 41 x 55 cm) showing the world, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Each continent map includes 19 insets relevant to the regions shown: 9 city views at the head and 10 pair of costume figures flanking the map. The map of the Americas also has an inset map of Greenland. All 5 maps hand-coloured (probably by a later hand). Each map in a passe-partout and framed, under glass, the 4 continent maps in a uniform style. Full description
€ 45,000
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High quality facsimile of the volumes, depicting the parts of the world outside Europe
of the magnificent 17th-century Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem

BLAEU, Joan and Laurens van der HEM. [Facsimile of volumes 35 - 45 of the Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem, relating to Africa, America and Asia].
[Amsterdam, 1660-1663]. Houten, Hes & De Graaf, 2008-2011. Large folio (58 x 44 cm). Bound 8 volumes. Including nearly 500 views, maps, charts and drawings, splendidly reproduced in full colour with details in gold. Gold- tooled vellum, matching the original bindings. Full description
€ 75,000
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Bottle made to look like a book, ca. 1830, with images of Benjamin Franklin and the distillery

[BOTTLE IN BOOK FORM]. Esprit de Francklin ... Le B[on].homme Richard.
Chalonnes sur Loire, Fremy frères, Bottrel et Cie., [ca. 1830]. Blown glass bottle made in the form of a book (15 x 10 x 3 cm plus 1.5 cm neck and lip). The "spine" is covered with gold-tooled red morocco, with 7 horizontal rolls dividing it into 5 fields plus a smaller 6th at the foot, the title and the French form of Franklin's pen-name in fields 3 and 4 and a decoration in fields 1, 3 and 5, the "boards" covered with paper, each with an lithographed rectangular decorative border enclosing an oval laurel wreath around an oval paper overlay with a lithographed view, that on the front board showing Benjamin Franklin and that on the back board showing a man in the distillery, each with accompanying texts above and below the wreath. The paper sides (but not their overlays) have a slight reddish cast. Full description
€ 18,500
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Important treatise on the legal and political status of the Dutch Republic

[BOXHORN, Marcus Zuerius]. Commentariolus de statu confoederatarum provinciarum Belgii. Editio sexta auctior & emendatior. Accessit de eadem materia Pauli Merulae Diatriba. Nec non Decretum Ordd. Holl. & West-Frisiae, De antiquo iure Reip. Batavicae.
The Hague, Adriaan Vlacq for Johannes Vlacq, 1668. 12mo. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine, boards and board edges, gilt edges. Full description
€ 850
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Manuscript report advising the Portuguese government
on the dangers of Dutch incursions in Portuguese colonies, especially in Brazil

[BRAZIL - DUTCH INCURSIONS]. Vas nestes a pontamende de mistura as cauzas originaes que tem lancado a perder este Reino, e a India posta no stado que se ve e juntamende vão os meyos, que pode haver para se tirar dinheiro para o soccorro d[']ella.
[Lisbon?, 1628?]. Folio. Manuscript document in Portuguese. Disbound. Full description
€ 3,950
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Illustrations of columnar basalt formations throughout Europe and in Mexico

BREISLAK, Scipione. Atlas géologique ou vues d'Amas colonnes basaltiques fait suite aux Institutions Géologiques de Scipion Breislak.
Milan, Imprimerie impériale et royale, 1818. Narrow oblong folio. With engraved plate with "Avis" addressed to the reader, engraved title-page, 53 numbered engraved full-page plates, and 2 engraved plates by Riboldi, Brocchi and Dall' Acqua after drawings by Demin, Veyrene etc. Contemporary brown boards. Full description
€ 2,500
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A catechism in French and Carib

BRETON, Raymond. Petit catechisme ou sommaire des trois premieres parties de la doctrine chrestienne. Traduit du françois, en la langue des Caraibes Insulaires.
Auxerre, Gilles Bouquet, 1664. 8vo. With a small woodcut on the title-page showing the Virgin and a woodcut of the Crucifixion on p. 16. Modern half maroon morocco, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 19,500
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Two accounts of Dutch voyages to Chile and Japan

BROUWER, Hendrik. 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. Full description
€ 28,000
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16th-century print series with more than 450 costumes from around the world

[BRUYN, Abraham de]. Omnium pene Europae, Asiae, Aphricae atque Americae gentium habitus. | Habits de diverses nations de l[']Europe, Asie, Afrique et Ameriqe[!].| Trachtenbuch: Der furnembsten Nationen und Volcker Kleydungen beyde Manns und Weybs personen in Europa Asia Africa und America.
[Antwerp, successors to] Joos de Bosscher, [ca. 1600]. Engraved print series with title-page, a leaf with a 10-line verse about clothing, a leaf with 2 portraitsm, and 61 costume plates (numbered 1-58 plus 28.1, 28.2 and 28.3).
With: (2) [BRUYN, Abraham de]. Exhibemus hoc libello Romani Pontificis, Episcoporum, Monachorum, aliorumque sacerdotum, quorum aliquid scire potuimus, imagines.
Antwerp, [successors to] Joos de Bosscher, "1581" [= ca. 1600]. Engraved print series with title-page and 18 numbered costume plates. 2 works in 1 volume. Small oblong 1mo (25.5 x 36.5 cm). 19th-century half red goatskin morocco, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 11,500
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Rare Dutch translation of a work on Spanish America, with 4 maps

CAMPBELL, John. De tegenwoordige staat der volken van het Spaansche ryk in Amerika, met een byzonder verhaal, van den koophandel uit Oud-Spanje, met de galjoenen, flota, &c.; en van den verboden handel der Hollanders, Engelschen, Franschen, Deenen en Portugezen, in de West-Indiën.
Amsterdam, Bernardus Mourik, [ca. 1745 or ca. 1748]. 8vo. With 4 folding engraved maps, showing the city and harbours of Veracruz, Havana, Portobelo and Cartagena. Contemporary red half sheepskin (roan). Full description
€ 1,200
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Dutch edition of accounts of two travels to 'Virginia'

CANNER, Thomas. 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. Full description
€ 675
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Plea for Indian rights in the 16th century

CASAS, Bartholomeo de las. Il supplice schiavo Indiano di Monsig. reverendis D. Bartolomeo Dalle Case, o Casaus, Sivigliano, del ordine de' Predicatori, & Vesouo di  Chapa, citta Regale dell' Indie. Conforme al suo vero originale spagnuolo gia stampato in Siviglia. Tradotto in Italiano per opera di Marco Ginammi. Al molto illustre sig. sig. servandis il. sig. Bernardo Moro.
Venice, Ginammi, 1657. 4to. With woodcut printer's device on title, woodcut initials. Later red half morocco, gilt & ribbed spine with title lettered in gold, marbled endpapers. Full description
€ 1,750
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Most important 19th-century scientific expedition to South America, with nearly 500 plates,
mostly hand-coloured

CASTELNAU, Francis de (botanical volumes by Hugh Algernon WEDDELL). Expédition dans les parties centrales de l'Amérique du Sud, de Rio de Janeiro a Lima, et de Lima au Para; exécutée par ordre du gouvernement Français pendant les années 1843 a 1847.
Paris, P. Bertrand, 1850-1859. 7 parts in 15 volumes. 8vo (6 vols.), 4to (7 vols.), folio (2 vols.). With 493 lithographed and tinted lithographed plates and maps, including 401 partly or completely hand-coloured. Later rust-red half morocco. Full description
€ 135,000
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Travel account with magnificent series of views; a superb set in the most original condition possible

CHORIS, Louis. Vues et paysages des régions équinoxiales, recueillis dans un voyage autour du monde, par Louis Choris, avec une introduction et un text explicatif.
Paris, Paul Renouard, 1826. 6 parts. Folio. With 24 lithographed plates. Each part in original mauve printed wrappers, preserved in a green morocco box. Full description
€ 40,000
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An English sugar planter in Surinam battles the West India Company

[CLIFFORD, Jeronimy]. The case and replication of the legal representatives of Jeronimy Clifford; a British subject; and late merchant and planter of Surinam, deceased; to the information of the directors of the Society of Surinam, presented, on the 7th of October 1762, ...
London, C. Say, 1763. 8vo. With a folding engraved map of Surinam. Contemporary blue-green morocco, richly gold-tooled spine with red title-label, gold-tooled boards, board edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Full description
€ 2,500
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2nd copy located of the first edition of the constitution of the province of Antioquia, Colombia, with the owner's signature of the revolutionary Juan Nepomuceno Azuero

[COLOMBIA]. Constitucion del Estado de Antioquia sancionada por los representantes de toda la provincia. Y aceptada por el pueblo el tres de Mayo del año de 1812.
Santafé de Bogotá (Colombia), Nicomedes Lora, printed by Bruno Espinosa de los Monteros, 1812. 4to. Side-stitched; untrimmed. In a modern box. Full description
€ 12,500
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“The most important Dutch collection of travel literature” with 232 engraved plates

[COMMELIN, Isaac]. Begin ende voortgangh, van de Vereenighde Nederlantsche Geoctroyeerde Oost-Indische Compagnie. Vervatende de voornaemste reysen, by de inwoonderen der selver provincien derwaerts gedaen.
[Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius], 1646. 2 volumes. Oblong 4to (18.5 x 23.5 cm). With 2 engraved frontispieces and 230 engraved plates, including a folding world map, folding map of the East Indies, maps, views, plans and other illustrations. 18th-century mottled calf, richly gold-tooled spines. Professional restorations to the hinges, ends of the spine and to the extremities of the boards; although they are done in sheepskin, they remain subtle. Full description
€ 58,000
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On the sales of arms and arms deals in the Middle East

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS. New perspectives on the Persian Gulf. Hearings before the subcommittee on the Near East and South Asia of the committee on foreign affairs, house of representatives, ninety-third congress, first session. June 6, July 17, 23, 24, and November 28, 1973.
Washington, U.S. Government printing office, 1973. 8vo (23.5 x 15 cm). With a small map of the Persian Gulf. Original printed paper wrappers. Full description
€ 2,500
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On "the escalating level of arms sales to Gulf states"

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS. The Persian Gulf, 1975: the continuing debate on arms sales. Hearings before the special subcommittee on investigations of the committee on international relations, house of representatives, ninety-fourth congress, first Session. June 10, 18, 24 and July 29, 1975.
Washington, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1976. 8vo. Original printed paper wrappers. Full description
€ 2,500
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Isabel Godin des Odonais journey down the Amazon

[CONDAMINE, Charles Marie de la, and Isabelle GODIN DES ODONAIS]. Lettre de M.D.L.C. à M*** sur le sort des astronomes qui ont eu part aux dernières mesures de la terre, depuis 1735.Lettre de M. Godin des Odonais, & l'aventure tragique de Madame Godin dans son voyage de la province de Quito, à Cayenne, pas le fleuve des Amazones.
[Maastricht, 1778?]. 8vo. Contemporary wrappers. Full description
€ 2,500
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With plates of Moravian brethren among Greenland Eskimos,
American Indians & black West Indian slaves

[CRANZ, David and/or J.K. ULRICH]. Briève & fidèle exposition de l'origine, de la doctrine, des constitutions, usages et ceremonies ecclesiastiques de l'eglise de l'unité des freres connus sous le nom de Freres de Boheme & de Moravie, ... avec XVI. planches.
[Saxony?], 1758. 8vo. With 16 numbered double-page engraved plates. Brown morocco (Lyon, ca. 1900) with gold-tooled turn-ins, signed by L(ouis) GUÉTANT. Full description
€ 4,500
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Historical and ethnographical description of Greenland

CRANZ, David. Historie von Grönland enthaltend die Beschreibung des Landes und der Einwohner etc. insbesondere die Geschichte der dortigen Mission der evangelischen Brüder zu Neu-Herrnhut und Lichtenfels.
Barby, Heinrich Detlef Ebers; Leipzig, heirs of Weidmans and Reich, 1765. 8vo. With 8 folding engraved plates, including 2 maps. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,950
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The first overland journey from Spain to the East Indies, by way of Iran

CUBERO SEBASTIAN, Pedro. Breve relacion, de la peregrinacion que ha hecho de la mayor parte del mundo.
Madrid, Juan Garcia Infançon, 1680. Small 4to (20 x 14.5 cm). With the title-page in a border built up from cast fleurons, woodcut coat of arms of the dedicatee Charles II of Spain, and some woodcut initials and tailpieces. Gold-tooled morocco, by the leading Barcelona binder Emilio Brugalla (1901-1987), with the arms of the Spanish bibliophile Isidoro Fernandez (1878-1963) stamped in gold on front and back. Full description
€ 18,000
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Letter concerning the Russian fur trade in the northwest Pacific

DALRYMPLE, Alexander. [Autograph letter, signed, to Henry Dundas, Lord Melville, discussing the northwest Pacific after his meeting with Martin Sauer at the house of Sir Joseph Banks].
London, 12 January 1801. 4to (27 x 22 cm). Autograph letter in English, in a legible hand in dark brown ink on wove paper, with 2½ pages of text, Dalrymple's signature on the third page and a note for archival purposes on the otherwise blank fourth page. Full description
€ 9,500
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French translation of William Dampier's travels in the south seas,
including the first successful English landing in Australia

DAMPIER, William. Nouveau voyage autour du monde, où l'on décrit en particulier l'Isthme de l'Amerique, plusieurs côtes & isles des Indes Occidentales, les Isles du Cap Verd, le passage par la Terre del Fuego, les côtes meridionales du Chili, du Perou, & du Mexique; l'Isle de Guam, Mindanao, & des autres Philippines, les isles orientales qui sont prés de Cambodie; de la Chine; Formosa, Luçon, Celebes, &c. la Nouvelle Hollande, les isles de Sumatra, de Nicobar, & de Sainte Helene & le Cap de Bonne Esperance.
Amsterdam, Paul Marret, 1698. 2 volumes. 12mo. With the same engraved frontispiece in both volumes, 6 engraved maps (including 4 folding), and 7 engraved plates (including 3 folding). Contemporary sprinkled calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges. Full description
€ 14,500
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Beautifully coloured composite atlas

[DANCKERTS, ALLARD, VISSCHER, DE WIT, MORTIER and others]. Atlas.
[Amsterdam, Theodorus and Cornelis III Danckerts?, ca. 1706 (dated maps 1694-1706)]. Imperial folio (53.5 x 33.5 cm). Composite atlas, with an engraved title-page, 43 double-page engraved maps and 4 double-page engraved tables, all beautifully coloured in a consistent and balanced manner by a contemporary hand, probably in the workshop of the publisher. With maps by Johannes, Justus, Theodorus and Cornelis III Danckerts, Carel and Abraham Allard, Nicolaas Visscher I & II, Frederik de Wit, Pieter Mortier, Caspar Specht and even Alexis-Hubert Jaillot in Paris. Modern maroon sheepskin. Full description
€ 48,500
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18th-century sale of bonds funding planters in Suriname and the Danish West Indies,
issued under supervision of unscrupulous fund managers

DOM, Cornelis (broker). Willige verkoopinge, op maandag den 8. april, 1771. ten huize van Arnoldus Dankmeyer, ... van een partytje obligatien ten lasten van eenige planters in de colonie van Suriname, ten comptoire van de heeren Herman van de Poll en Comp., en de Heer G.H. de Wilde, als meede op de Deensche Americaansche eylanden, St. Croix, St. Thomas en St. Jan, ten comptoire van de heeren Abraham ter Borch en zoonen: alle in blanco.
Amsterdam, Hendrik Willem Dronsberg, 1771. 1mo broadsheet (59.5 x 48.5 cm). Full description
€ 4,850
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Epic poem on the discoveries of Christopher Columbus by a French female writer

DUBOCCAGE, Marie Anne. La Colombiade, ou la foi portée au Nouveau Monde. Poëme.
Paris, Desaint and Saillant, 1756. 8vo. With full-page engraved portrait, 10 numbered engraved plates, engraved vignette and head- and tailpieces. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine, front board with gold-tooled initials ''M.G.'' (= M. Gaillard) and date 1757. Full description
€ 1,500
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Sumptuous coloured lithographs of Mayan antiquities bound for Czar Alexander II

DUPAIX, Guillermo, Alexandre LENOIR, David Bailie WARDEN, et al. Antiquités Mexicaines. Relation des trois expéditions du Capitaine Dupaix, ordonnées en 1805, 1806, et 1807, pour la recherche des antiquités du pays, notamment celles de Mitla et de Palenque.
Paris, Jules Didot l'ainé, 1834. 3 parts in 2 volumes. Large folio (55.5 x 36 cm). With lithographed frontispiece and 161 (numbered as 166) lithographed plates (1 double-page and 160 full-page), nearly half beautifully hand-coloured and most of the rest tinted or double-tinted. Lacking (as usual) the map mentioned on the title-page. Gold-tooled red morocco (1855?), with the arms of Czar Alexander II of Russia on the boards. Full description
€ 98,500
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New regulations for the Dutch colony of Curaçao after British occupation

[DUTCH ANTILLES]. Reglement op het beleid van de de[sic!] regering, het justitie-wezen, den handel en scheepvaart, mitsgaders de instructien voor den Gouverneur Generaal, en den Raad Contrarolleur Generaal op het eiland Curaçao. Gearresteerd bij besluit van Zijne Majesteit den Koning, in data 14 September 1815, no. 58.
The Hague & Amsterdam, Gebroeders van Cleef, 1815. 3 parts in 1 volume. Tall 8vo (22 x 13 cm). Later marbled wrappers. Full description
€ 1,250
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Rare 5th (2nd American) edition of a guide to the sacrament of communion,
in a contemporary American (probably Boston) scaleboard binding

EARLE, Jabez. Sacramental exercises, or, the Christian's employment, before, at, and after the Lord's Supper. ... The fourth edition. To which is added, divine hymns, for sacramental occasions.
Boston, printed [by Thomas Fleet] for Daniel Henchman, 1725. 12mo (13.5 x 8 cm). Contemporary American (Boston?) tanned sheepskin over wooden scaleboards. Full description
€ 1,500
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With hand-coloured views of Hawaii and Buenos Aires

EKBOHRN, Carl Mangus. Loggboks-anteckningar under en jordomsegling med fregatten Eugenie åren 1851-53.
Stockholm, P.A. Huldberg, (colophon: printed by Föreningens Boktryckeri, 1856). 8vo. With 8 hand-coloured lithographed plates (including frontispiece), a folding map showing the tracks of the voyage, and several woodcut text illustrations. 19th-century black half sheepskin. Full description
€ 800
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North-West Passage not through Hudson Bay

ELLIS, Henry. Reize naar de baai van Hudson, ter ontdekkinge van eenen Noord-wester doortogt, gedaan in de jaaren 1746. en 1747.
Leiden, Elie Luzac jun., 1750. 8vo. With large folding engraved map (18 x 44.5 cm), and 9 engraved plates, mostly folding by N. van Frankendaal, with captions in French and Dutch. Contemporary red half roan. Full description
€ 2,950
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“almost the only comprehensive source of information for pirate activities in the seventeenth century”

EXQUEMELIN (ESQUEMELIN), Alexandre Olivier. Histoire des avanturiers qui se sont signalez dans les Indes, contenant ce qu'ils ont fait de plus remarquable depuis vingt années.
Paris, Jacques Le Febvre, 1688. 2 volumes. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece, 3 folding engraved maps, 3 engraved plates and 1 engraving in text. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spines and board edges. Full description
€ 4,500
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“almost the only comprehensive source of information for pirate activities in the seventeenth century”, bound by America’s finest bindery

EXQUEMELIN, Alexandre Olivier. Historie der boecaniers, of vrybuyters van America.
Amsterdam, Nicolaas ten Hoorn, 1700. 3 parts (paginated as 2) in 1 volume. 4to. With an engraved title-page, a folding engraved map of South and Central America, and 7 engraved plates (1 folding). Red (goatskin) morocco (ca. 1920), with richly gold tooled turn-ins, double fillets on board edges, gilt edges, by the French Binders of Garden City, N.Y., the fourth incarnation of Robert Hoe's famous Club Bindery, which almost single-handedly pioneered fine binding in America. Full description
€ 5,000
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The division of Oregon Country between Britain and the United States of America

FÉDIX, P.A. L'Orégon et les côtes de l'Océan Pacifique du Nord, aperçu géographique, statistique et politique, avec une carte du pays d'après les documens les plus récens.
Paris, Librairie de Amyot (printed by Éd. Proux et Cie), 1846. 8vo. With a large folding map (40 x 52.5 cm) depicting what the United States called Oregon Country, dated 1846 and partly coloured in outline. Modern maroon half morocco. Full description
€ 9,500
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Testing chronometers by Harrison's leading French rival

FLEURIEU, Charles Pierre Claret, Count d'Eveux de. Voyage fait par ordre du Roi en 1768 et 1769, à différentes parties du monde, pour éprouver en mer les horloges marines inventées par M. Ferdinand Berthoud. Première[-seconde] partie, ...
Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1773. 2 volumes. Large 4to (27 x 20.5 cm). With 5 numbered folding engraved plates in volume 1 (4 maps of the Atlantic Ocean, the Canaries, the Azores, etc., and 1 plate with topographic diagrams), 1 folding engraved plate with geometrical figures illustrating the determination of latitude[!], and 5 folding letterpress tables in volume 2. Contemporary gold-tooled mottled calf. Full description
€ 9,500
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A history of coins, with 120 attractive embossed plates

FLIESSBACH, Ferdinand. Münzsammlung enthaltend die wichtigsten seit dem Westphälischen Frieden bis zum Jahre 1800 geprägten Gold- und Silber-Münzen sämmtlicher Länder und Städte. Mit geographischen, geschichtlichen, statistischen, heraldischen und numismatischen Erläuterungen.
Leipzig, Ernst Schäfer, 1855. 8vo. With embossed illustrations of numerous coins printed in gold or silver on 120 plates, with a bright blue background. Contemporary half calf, rebacked. Full description
€ 2,000
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Epoch-making study of snake venoms

FONTANA, Felice. Traité sur le vénin de la vipere sur les poisons Americains sur le laurier-cerise et sur quelques autres poisons végétaux. On y a joint des observations sur la structure primitive du corps animal. Différentes expériences sur la reproduction des nerfs et la description d'un nouveau canal de l'oeil.
Florence, (without publisher), 1781. 2 volumes. 4to. With 10 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,500
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Collected miscellaneous writings on Cook, New Holland, Tahiti, the breadfruit tree, etc.

FORSTER, Georg. Kleine Schriften. Ein Beytrag zur Völker- und Länderkunde, Naturgeschichte und Philosophie des Lebens.
Leipzig, Paul Gotthelf Kummer [volume 1]; Berlin, Vossische Buchhandlung [volumes 2-6], 1789-1797. 6 volumes. 8vo. With 2 folding engraved maps and 20 engraved plates (2 folding). Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 5,000
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Splendid manuscript on the state, condition and organization of the
French Royal navy in 1732, from the library of Henri Beraldi

[MANUSCRIPT - MILITARY - FRENCH ROYAL]. [Binding title:] Abregé de la marine du Roy 1732.
[Paris?, 1732]. 13.5×19 cm. Manuscript in brown-black, red and blue ink on vellum, some of the lettering and borders gilt. With a beautiful frontispiece painting in coloured gouaches (14×9.5 cm) pasted on the page facing the opening of the text, showing a small warship at a shipyard in a small harbour being repaired by workmen. Contemporary red morocco, gold-tooled spine, gold-tooled fillets on boards and board edges, richly gold-tooled frame, gilt edges. Full description
€ 95,000
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Well-illustrated encyclopaedia of astronomical and surveying instruments from the time of Galileo,
with a world map in two hemispheres, and 3 volvelles

GALLUCCI, Giovanni Paolo. Della fabrica et uso di diversi stromenti di astronomia, et cosmografia, ove si vede la somma della teorica, et pratica di queste due nobilissime scienze.
Venice, Roberto Meietti, 1598. 4to (22 x 16.5 cm). With engraved title-page, folding woodcut plate, 3 woodcut volvelles with moving parts, and numerous woodcut illustrations in text. Including a world map in two hemispheres (incl. America and a scattering of islands at the location of Australia) on two facing pages, they reappear with volvelle attachments on both sides of leaf 149 and leaf 153. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 35,000
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Laws for mining in Peru and Mexico

[GALVEZ, Josef de, and edited by Manuel CARVALLO]. Reales ordenanzas para la direccion, rejimen y gobierno del importante cuerpo de la mineria de Nueva-España, y de su Real Tribunal Jeneral.
Santiago (Chile), Imprenta de la Opinion, R. Rengifo, 1833. Folio. Contemporary blue wrappers. Full description
€ 950
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The ancient habits of Mexico

GARCIA CUBAS, Antonio. The Rèpublic of Mexico in 1876. A political and ethnographical division of the population, character, habits, costumes and vocations of its inhabitants.
Mexico City, La Enseñanza, 1876. 8vo. With 8 chromolithographed plates, finished by hand, double-page map, and 4 leaves with printed music on both sides. 19th-century red morocco, gold-tooled spine, blind-tooled boards, gold-tooled turin-ins, gilt edges. Full description
€ 950
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Mexico in the 1880s, with atlas volume including 13 chromolithographed maps and 1 general map of Mexico

GARCIA CUBAS, Antonio. Cuadro geográfico, estadístico, descriptivo é histórico de los estados unidos Mexicanos. Obra que sirve de texto al Atlas pintoresco.
Including: Atlas Pintoresco e Historico de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos.
México, Fomento & Debray, 1885. 2 volumes. 8vo and oblong large folio (64.5 x 82 cm). With 2 folding tables and 2 full-page plates in the text volume and in the atlas 13 chromolithographed maps (52 x 69 cm), and a full-page chromolithographed map of Mexico at the end. Contemporary black cloth with gold lettering on front board (text); contemporary red half morocco, title and ornaments in gold on spine (atlas).
Full description
€ 11,000
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A curious history of tobacco

[GAVELLI, Niccolo]. Storia distinta, e curiosa del tabacco concernente la sua scoperta, la introduzione in Europa, e la maniere di coltivarlo,...
Pesaro, Niccolo Gavelli, 1758. 8vo. With the title-page in first issue with “copiosa” (for “curiosa”) corrected with a slip reading “cur” pasted over the first three letters. Contemporary gold-tooled calf. Full description
€ 1,500
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Rare follow-up to a curious account of the daily life of a French salesman in South America

GENDRIN, Victor-Athanase. Récits historiques, exacts et sincères, des sept voyages par mer & par terre. Faits au Brésil, au Cap-Horn, au Chili, aux Cordillères des Andes, à Mendoza, dans le Désert et à Buénos-Ayres … Extrait de la publication de 1856.
Versailles, Gendrin (colophon: imprimerie Cerf), 1860. 8vo. With lithographed portrait of the author as frontispiece, 36 (32 numbered followed by 4 unnumbered) pages with lithographed reproductions of letters, and 9 lithographed plates. Contemporary cloth. Full description
€ 2,450
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Early work on the discovery of the West Indies

GERALDINUS, Alexander. Itinerarium ad regiones sub aequinoctiali plaga constitutas. Opus antiquitates, ritus, mores, & religiones populoru[m], Aethiopie[a], Africae, Atlantici Oceani, Indicarumque regionum complectens.
Rome, Guglielmo Facciotti, 1631. 8vo. With engraved title-page and engraved illustration on the letterpress title-page. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 5,750
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"one of the most influential early books on China to be published in Europe"
including a curious description of the New World

[GONZÁLEZ DE MENDOZA, Juan]. Nova et succincta vera tamen historia de amplissimo potentissimoque, nostro quidem orbi hactenus incognito, sed perpaucis abhinc annis explorato Regno China.
Frankfurt am Main, [Sigmund Feyerabend(?), 1589]. 8vo. With two early woodcut Chinese characters on p. 200 and p. 202. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum. Full description
€ 5,000
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The lost Dauphin, an Iroquois chief?

GRASSE STEVENS, Augusta de. The lost Dauphin; Louis XVII. or Onwarenhiiaki, the Indian Iroquois Chief.
Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent, George Allen, 1887. 8vo. With 3 collotype portraits, 1 of Louis XVII, and 2 of Eleazar Williams (1 tinted). Publisher's green textured cloth, front cover with gold-stamped portrait of a young Louis XVII. Full description
€ 750
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3 militaria: on understanding the "human heart" of soldiers
and on battles in the West Indies

GRASSE-TILLY, Francois Joseph Paul de. Memorie van den Graave de Grasse, betreffende de actien in de West-Indiën voorgevallen. 
[Amsterdam?, 1782]. With 8 large folding engraved nautical nautical charts.
With:
(2) [KINSBERGEN, Jan Hendrik van]. Korte schets over de noodzaaklykheid van de kennisse van het menschlyk hart voor een chef.
Amsterdam, Gerard Hulst van Keulen, 1791.
(3) [KINSBERGEN, Jan Hendrik van]. Korte verklaringe van verscheidene actiën tusschen de Engelsche en Fransche vlooten, geduurende den laatsten oorlog. In de West-Indiën voorgevallen.
Amsterdam, Gerard Hulst van Keulen, 1791. With 21 folding engraved plates including nautical charts showing the French and English fleets near Grenada, Basseterre, Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Kitts and Santo Domingo on Hispaniola. 3 works in 1 volume. Royal 4to (29 x 23.5 cm). Contemporary gold-tooled mottled calf. Full description
€ 5,950
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Nearly 4000-page study of the indigenous peoples of Tierra del Fuego,
with more than 600 illustrations

GUSINDE, Martin. Die Feuerland-Indianer. Die Ergebnisse meiner vier Forschungsreisen in den Jahren 1918 bis 1924, unternommen im Auftrage des Ministerio de Instruccion Publica de Chile.
Mödling (near Vienna), Anthropos (vols. 1-2 & 3 part 2), St. Gabriel (vol. 3 part 1), 1931-1974. 3 volumes bound as 4, plus separate plates volumes for vols. 1 and 3 part 2. 4to. With 4 frontispiece illustration plates; 5 lithographed maps, plus 2 repeats of each of the chromolithographed ones, so that they appear in all 3 volumes; 90 further illustration plates with 298 figures, plus 304 illustrations in the text. Original publisher's uniform green cloth (the plate volumes half cloth with green decorative paper sides), blocked in black and gold, vol. 3 part 1 with the publisher's printed-paper dustjacket. Full description
€ 5,000
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First Dutch edition of 4 English maritime expeditions,
including the first official account of Cook's first voyage

HAWKESWORTH, John (editor). Reizen rondom de weereld, ondernomen . . . tot het doen van ontdekkingen in het zuider halfrond . . .
Including:
BYRON, John. [Drop title:] Verkort verhaal der reizen . . . Tocht van den Kommandeur Byron.
WALLIS, Samuel. Verkort verhaal eener reize rondom de weereld, gedaan in de jaaren 1766, 1767 en 1768. . . . voerende des Konings schip Den Dolphyn.
CARTERET, Philip. Verkort verhaal eener reize rondom de weereld, gedaan in de jaaren 1766, 1767, 1768 en 1769. . . . voerende des Konings sloep De Swaluw.
COOK, James. Verkort verhaal eener reize rondom de weereld, gedaan in de jaaren 1769, 1770 en 1771. . . ., voerende 's Konings schip, Den Onderneemer.
Rotterdam, Reinier Arrenberg, 1774. 4to. With an engraved frontispiece. With an extra folding engraved world map in 2 hemispheres incorporating Cook's recent discoveries: Rigobert Bonne, De oude en nieuwe waereld . . . verrykt met de ondekkingen der laatste reizigers, Amsterdam, 1792 (23×41.5 cm). Modern cloth. Full description
€ 1,950
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A history of the many religions of the world,one volume devoted to the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East

HAZART, Cornelius. Kerckelycke historie vande gheheele wereldt, namelyck vande voorgaende ende teghenwoordighe eeuwe, ...
Antwerp, Michiel Cnobbaert, 1667-1671. 4 volumes. Folio. With an engraved frontispiece in each volume; volume 1 with a title-page printed in red and black and 45 engraved plates; volume 2 with 17 engraved plates; volume 3 with 37 engraved plates; volume 4 with 19 engraved plates (122 engraved plates in total, incl. frontispieces). Contemporary mottled, tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 4,500
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Hearne's expedition to the Arctic in a rare Dutch edition

HEARNE, Samuel and Johann Reinhold FORSTER (editor). Landreis van 't Prins van Wallis Fort aan Hudson Baai, naar den Noorder-Oceaan.
The Hague, J.C. Leeuwenstijn, 1798. 2 volumes. 8vo. With folding map, hand-coloured in outline (41.5×50.5 cm), a folding map of the Coppermine River, and 2 folding views, all engraved and etched. Contemporary half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 2,500
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Description of Curaçao with a folding map and a folding plate

HERING, Johannes Hermanus. Beschryving van het eiland Curaçao, en de daar onder hoorende eilanden, . . .
Amsterdam, Johannes van Selm, 1779. 8vo. With 2 folding engraved plates, one providing a map of Curaçao and plan of Fort Amsterdam and its surroundings, and the other showing the spectacular explosion of the warship Alphen on 15 September 1778. Green cloth (ca. 1930?) by George Fredrik Lodewijk Ophof in Rotterdam. Full description
€ 2,500
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The famous circumnavigation by Jacques L'Hermite,
with a description of Peru and Chile by Madriga and Spilbergen

L'HERMITE, Jacques de (Johan van WALBEECK). Journael van de Nassausche vloot, ofte beschrijvingh van de voyagie om den gantschen aert-kloot, gedaen met elf schepen.
Amsterdam, Joost Hartgertsz., 1648. 4to. With half-page woodcut with two ships on the title-page and a large double-page engraved plate. 18th-century marbled wrappers. Full description
€ 6,250
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On the prosperity of Cuba

HUBER, Bertrand. Aperçu statistique de l'île de Cuba, précédé de quelques lettres sur la Havane, et suivi de tableaux synoptiques, d'une carte de l'île, et du tracé des côtes depuis la Havane jusqu'a Matanzas.
Paris, P. Dufart, 1826. 8vo. With 6 folding letterpress tables and 2 engraved maps (1 folding), depicting Cuba and surrounding islands. Contemporary half calf, black- and gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,250
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Dutch edition of an influential geographical work

HÜBNER, Johann. Kort begrip der oude en nieuwe staatkundige geographie. Behelzende eene beschrijving der heerschappyen, inwelken de aarde verdeeld is: haare gelegenheid, grootte, luchts- en grondsgesteldheid, voortbrengselen, rivieren, regeeringsstaat, aart en godsdienst der inwooners,...
Amsterdam and Utrecht, Covens and Mortier and Jan Jakob van Poolsum, 1758. 8vo. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 2,500
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Humboldt asks to borrow a map from the Paris Académie des Sciences

[AUTOGRAPH]. HUMBOLDT, Alexander von. [Autograph letter to Le Chevalier de Rossel, director of the Dépôt des Cartes of the Paris Académie des Sciences].
[Paris, 1818?]. 4to (23 x 18.5 cm) Letter in black ink on laid paper, in Humboldt's somewhat cramped but still legible hand. Formerly folded for posting, with the address written on the otherwise blank final page and with traces of a paper seal. Full description
€ 6,500
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Complete facsimile edition & English translation

HUMBOLDT, Alexander von and Aimé BONPLAND. Voyage aux régions equinoxiales du Nouveau Continent. (Reprint of the Paris edition, 1805-1834).
Amsterdam, New York, Theatrum Orbis Terarrum, Da Capo Press, 1971-1973. 30 volumes (20 in Atlas folio and 10 in Royal 4to). With 1470 plates and maps (1240 in colour).
With: (2) HUMBOLDT, Alexander von. Personal narrative of the travels to the equinoxial regions of the New Continent, 1799-1804, and Researches concerning the institutions and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of America. Edited and translated into English by Helen M. Williams. (Reprint of the London edition, 1814-1829).
Amsterdam, New York, Theatrum Orbis Terarrum, Da Capo Press, 1972. 9 volumes bound as 5. Library cloth. Full description
€ 8,000
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One of the most comprehensive accounts of 18th-century South America,especially valuable for Panama, Peru and Ecuador

JUAN, Jorge and Antonio de ULLOA. A voyage to South America. Describing at large, the Spanish cities, towns, provinces, &c. on that extensive continent.
London, L. Davis and C. Reymers, 1760. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 7 folding engraved plates, including some maps and ground plans. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine; rebacked, with the original backstrip laid down. Full description
€ 1,800
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Important collection of voyages to America and Africa,
together with a standard work on Constantinople

[JUSTEL, Henri]. Recueil de divers voyages faits en Afrique et en l'Amerique.
Paris, Louis Billaine, 1674. With 17 engraved plates: 5 maps (4 folding), 3 folding plans and 9 other illustrations.
With: (2) GRELOT, Guillaume-Joseph. Relation nouvelle d'un voyage de Constantinople.
Paris, Nicolas Belley, 1689 (colophon 1680). With engraved portrait of a saint on title-page, 13 engraved plates, 4 engravings in text and engraved coat of arms. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. 18th-century tan calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 18,000
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Important account of a journey through North America

KALM, Peter. Travels into North America.
London, T. Lowndes, 1772. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a large folding map (ca. 57×76.5 cm) of northeastern America depicting New England, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, and parts of Virginia and Canada; an engraved view, and 5 plates of birds and mammals. Polished, tan calf (ca. 1800), with gold-tooled spine and board edges. Full description
€ 1,750
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Important geological classic on the "subterranean world"

KIRCHER, Athanasius. D'onder-aardse weereld in haar goddelijk maaksel . . .
Amsterdam, heirs of Johannes Janssonius van Waesberge, 1682. 2 volumes bound as 1. Folio. With engraved frontispiece, engraved coat of arms of the dedicatee, Thomas Ernsthuys, 15 engraved plates (mostly double-page) and numerous woodcut and engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum, each board with a large centrepiece in a double panel of fillets. Full description
€ 14,500
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Descriptions of entomological specimens from Brazil

KLUG, Johann Christoph Friedrich. Entomologiae Brasilianae specimen.
[Bonn, Wolfgang Schwarzkopf, 1821]. With 3 hand-coloured engraved plates, by Franz after S. Weber.
With: (2) KLUG, Johann Christoph Friedrich. Entomologiae Brasilianae specimen alterum, sistens insectorum coleopterorum nondum descriptorum centuriam.
[Bonn, Wolfgang Schwarzkopf, 1825]. With 5 hand-coloured engraved plates by S. Weber. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. Modern boards. Full description
€ 1,750
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Illustrated ethnographic description of the Iroquois in Canada

LAFITEAU, Joseph-François. 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. Full description
€ 3,750
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History of Dutch America

LAMBRECHTSEN, Nicolaas Cornelis. Korte beschrijving van de ontdekking en der verdere lotgevallen van Nieuw-Nederland, weleer eene volkplanting van het gemeenebest der Vereenigde Nederlanden in America.
Middelburg, S. van Benthem, 1818. 8vo. With a large folding map (plate size 54.5 x 42 cm). Contemporary paper wrappers, with parts of the publisher's original printed-paper spine. Full description
€ 1,500
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The important voyage of La Pérouse, complete with the atlas (69 views, charts and maps)

LA PÉROUSE, Jean François de Galaup de. Voyage de La Pérouse autour du monde, ... rédigé par M. L.A. Milet-Mureau, ...
Paris, Plassan, 1798. 4 text volumes (8vo) & atlas (folio). The atlas with engraved portrait of La Pérouse, engraved title-page and 69 engraved plates (35 full-page views and illustrations, and 34 folding maps and charts). Text vols. contemporary gold-tooled tree-pattern tanned sheepskin; atlas in matching tree-pattern tanned half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. All volumes rebacked in calf, with the original backstrips laid down. Full description
€ 10,000
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First Dutch translation of voyages in search of a Northwest Passage
by Munk, Frobisher and Lindenau, illustrated by Van Sichem

[LA PEYRÈRE, Isaac de]. [MUNK, FROBISHER and LINDENAU]. Drie voyagien gedaen na Groenlandt, om te ondersoecken of men door de Naeuwte Hudson soude konnen seylen; om alsoo een doorvaert na Oost-Indien te vinden. Alle ten versoecke van Christianus de IIII. Koningh van Denemarcken, &c. de eerste door Joan Monnick, de tweede door Marten Forbisser[!], ende de derde door Gotske Lindenau. Als mede een beschryvinghe, hoe, en op wat wijse men walvisschen vanght. Item, een korte beschrijvingh van Groenlandt, met de manieren en hoedanicheden der inwoonderen aldaer.
Amsterdam, Gillis Joosten Saeghman, [ca. 1665]. 4to. With woodcut vignette of ships on title-page, 16 further woodcuts on integral leaves (1 full-page signed by Christoffel van Sichem IV and 9 half-page and smaller with his monogram). Late 19th-century vellum. Full description
€ 28,500
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Dutch edition of a detailed account of an important circumnavigation

LAPLACE, Cyrille Pière Théodore. Reis rondom de wereld door de zeeën van Indië en China; . . .
Zaltbommel, Johannes Noman and sons, 1834-1836. 7 volumes bound as 3. 8vo. Each volume with a lithographed title-page, each with a different topographic view, folding engraved map tracking Laplace's journey, 13 lithographed plates (7 folding). Near contemporary uniform blue-black half calf, gold- and blind-tooled spines. Full description
€ 2,750
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Important scientific and trade voyage around the world

LAPLACE, Cyrille Pierre Théodore. Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l'Inde et de Chine ...  exécuté sur la corvette de l'état La Favorite pendant les années 1830, 1831 et 1832. 
Paris, Imprimerie Royale (views volume: Arthus Bertrand; map volume: Dépôt-Générale de la Marine), 1833-1835. 4 text volumes (8vo), 1 views volume (folio) and 1 atlas volume (1mo, 66 x 51 cm). With 1 folding engraved map in the first text volume, 2 full-page maps and 10 maps on 9 double-page plates in the "atlas hydrographique", and 72 extraordinary aquatint plates (ca. 27 x 36 cm) in the "album historique", most of them with the blind-stamped image of the ship La Favorite (15 x 28 mm). Contemporary half dark green calf, gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 69,500
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Illustrated eye-witness accounts and tall tales: sixty years of a sailor's world travels

LE BLANC, Vincent. De vermaarde reizen van de heer Vincent Le Blanc van Marsilien, die hy sedert d'ouderdom van veertien jaren, tot aan die van zestig, in de vier delen des werrelts gedaan heeft ...
Amsterdam, Jan Hendricksz. Boom, Jan Rieuwertsz., 1654. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With engraved title-page and 7 engraved plates. 19th-century boards. Full description
€ 4,500
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First edition of Le Maire’s journal and first Dutch edition of Herrera’s description of the New World
with 19 newly engraved maps, including the first two to show California as an island

LE MAIRE, Jacob. Spieghel der Australische navigatie, ...
Amsterdam, Michiel Colijn, 1622. With an engraved world map on the title-page, engraved portrait of the author on the back of the title-page, 3 double-page engraved maps, 5 nearly full-page numbered engraved views on integral leaves.
With:
(2) HERRERA Y TORDESILLAS, Antonio de. Nieuwe werelt, anders ghenaempt West-Indien. [engraved title-page:] Descriptio Indiae Occidentlis.
Amsterdam, Michiel Colijn, 1622. With engraved Latin title-page and 14 numbered double-page engraved maps.
(3) ORDONEZ DE CEBALLOS, Pedro. Eyghentlijcke beschryvinghe van West-Indien: …
Amsterdam, Michiel Colijn, 1621. With a woodcut view on the title-page. 3 volumes bound as 1. Small folio (28.5 x 20 cm). 19th-century vellum. Full description
€ 28,000
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Collection of various texts concerning Japan,
by the chief official of Dejima

LEVYSSOHN, Joseph Henry. Bladen over Japan, ... (Met eene afbeelding van Decima).
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, inserted in a pocket on the front paste-down, lithographed by Elias Spanier, the Hague, after J. Lobatto. Rebacked in black half sheepskin, modern endpapers. Full description
€ 5,000
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Magnificent world atlas with 119 very large maps, in contemporary colouring
with a rare extra-inserted map of the naval Battle of Portobello in Panama

L'ISLE (DELISLE), Guillaume. Atlas nouveau, contenant toutes les parties du monde.
With: SANSON, Guillaume. Inleidinge tot de geographie.
Amsterdam, Johannes Covens I & Cornelis Mortier, [1741 with additions to 1745]. 3 volumes. Imperial folio. With an engraved frontispiece drawn and executed by Romeyn De Hooghe, 2 letterpress title-pages in red and black, each with an engraved vignette; 119 engraved maps (plus 1 duplicate), all double-page except for 7 larger folding. With the frontispiece and all but two maps coloured by a contemporary hand, the maps in outline. Contemporary, uniform, mottled and richly gold-tooled calf, each board with a large centrepiece. Some tools appear to match those used by the so-called Waaierbinderij in The Hague, active ca. 1732-ca. 1745. Full description
€ 65,000
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“The finest general atlas produced in the U.S.” in the early 19th-century,
with 98 large and detailed hand-coloured maps

LUCAS, Fielding, junior. A general atlas containing distinct maps of all the known countries in the world.
Baltimore, Fielding Lucas junior, 1823. Small 1mo (39.5 x 31 cm). With an engraved title-page with an allegorical vignette, a letterpress table of contents, a hand-coloured frontispiece view, the same view in outline and uncoloured, a letterpress table giving heights of the mountains and other features in the facing view, an engraved and partly hand-coloured schematic image of rivers of the world, and 98 hand-coloured maps including 13 double-page. Contemporary gold- and blind-tooled red sheepskin. Full description
€ 18,000
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The Jesuit mission in the East and Peru, including a description of Hormuz Island

[MAFFEI, Giovanni Pietro]. Rerum a Societate Iesu in Oriente gestarum volume.
Cologne, Gerwin Calenius and the heirs of Johann Quentel, 1574. With a woodcut oval portrait of Jesus on the title-page and 5 pages of woodcut Japanese.
With: (2) TORRES, Diego de. De rebus Peruanis.
Antwerp, Martinus Nutius, 1604. With woodcut printer's device on title-page. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 9,500
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The Portuguese in Brazil and Asia, with a folding world map

MAFFEI, Giovanni Pietro. Historiarum Indicarum libri XVI. Selectarum, item, ex India epistolarum, eodem interprete, libri IV. Accessit Ignatii Loiolae vita.
Cologne, [successors to Arnold?] Birckman, Arnold Mylius, 1593. Folio. With a large folding engraved map of the world (26 x 48.5 cm). Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with a triple border of rolls (1 initialled EW A[ugsburg]) around central panel stamps with allegorical figures (Patience and the 3 theological virtues on the front; the 4 cardinal virtues on the back), with 17th-century(?) gold tooling added, including a centrepiece with Saint Urban and the St. Urban coat of arms on the front board, and the boards coloured brown. Full description
€ 12,500
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On the conduct of the Hudson's Bay Company,
inscribed by the author

MARTIN, Robert Montgomery. The Hudson's Bay territories and Vancouver's island, with an exposition of the chartered rights, conduct, and policy of the Honorable Hudson's Bay Corporation.
London, T. Brettell for T. and W. Boone, 1849. 8vo. With a large folding lithographed map by James Wild, hand-coloured in outline, and a woodengraving of an "Indian village at the Red River settlement". Original publisher's blind-blocked brown cloth. Full description
€ 950
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On the success of missionary work among the indigenous Americans
An early example of American fine binding by one of the best binderies:
the Bradstreet Bindery in New York

MATHER, Increase. De successu Evangelii apud Indos Occidentales, in Novâ-Angliâ; epistola. Ad cl. virum D. Joannem Leusdenum, linguae sanctae in Ultrajectina Academia professorem, scripta, ...
Including: SPECHT, Herman, and others. De successu Evangelii apud Indos Orientales, epistolae aliae conscriptae[.] Tum â D. Hermanno Specht, V.D.M. in urbe Colombo, sitâ in insula Ceilon. Tum etiam, à D. Adriano de Mey, V.D.M. in Jaffanapatnam, sitâ in eadem insula, praefecto Collegii Malabarici; et à D. Francisco Valentino, V.D.M. in Amboina, ad eundem Johannem Leusden.
Utrecht, Willem Broedelet, 1699. 8vo. Grained, gold-tooled red morocco (ca. 1875?) signed by the Bradstreet Bindery in New York (stamp on the verso of the first free endleaf), with 5 bands on the spine, gold-tooled spine with the author and title in the second compartment, an X-form decoration in each of the others and the publication date at the foot, gold double fillet borders on sides, gold-tooled turn-ins, gold fillets on board edges, marbled endpapers. Rebacked, with the original backstrip laid down. Full description
€ 5,000
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Final edition of the famous Mercator-Hondius atlas,
with 164 maps attractively coloured by a contemporary hand

MERCATOR, Gerard and Henricus HONDIUS. Atlas sive cosmographicae meditationes de fabrica mundi et fabricati figura. ... Editio decima.
[Amsterdam], heirs of Henricus Hondius, 1630. Folio (47 x 34 cm). With engraved title-page, engraved double-page portrait of Mercator and Hondius; 4 engraved divisional title-pages, 164 engraved maps (almost all double-page) and many woodcut initials and tailpieces, all fully coloured by a contemporary hand, with some occasional details highlighted with gum arabic, and with the title-pages with some text and details highlighted in gold. All maps with letterpress texts on the back. 18th-century gold- and blind-tooled calf, gilt edges. Full description
€ 125,000
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Important natural history of Chile

MOLINA, Juan Ignacio. Saggio sulla storia naturale del Chili. Seconda edizione accresciuta e arricchita di una nuova carta geografica e del ritratto dell'autore.
Bologna, Masi e Comp., 1810. 4to. With an engraved author's portrait as frontispiece and an engraved map. Modern marbled boards. Full description
€ 950
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A journey through the Republic of Colombia

MOLLIEN, Gaspard Théodore. Reis door de Republiek van Columbia, in het jaar 1823; ... Uit het Fransch vertaald door A. Bruggemans.
Dordrecht, Blussé and Van Braam, 1825. 2 volumes bound as 1. 8vo. With 6 lithographed plates (1 bound as frontispiece). Contemporary brown half roan, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 950
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Important work on the Dutch-Portuguese wars in Brazil

MOREAU, Pierre. Klare en waarachtige beschryving van de leste beroerten en afval der Portugezen in Brasil; daar in d'oorsprong dezer zwarigheden en oorlogen klarelijk vertoont worden. Met de reisbeschrijving van de zelve schrijver naar Brasil.
Amsterdam, Jan Hendriksz. Boom and Jan Rieuwertsz., 1652. 4to. With engraved plan of Mauritsstad on title-page (9.5 x 13.5 cm) and 4 half-page engravings in text. Modern half calf, filled-out with blank leaves. Full description
€ 4,500
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Account of a scientific expedition through Central America

MORELET, Arthur. Voyage dans l'Amérique centrale, l'île de Cuba et le Yucatan.
Paris, Gide & J. Baudry, 1857. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 2 pages of letterpress music, a folding lithographed map of Yucatan, Guatemala and Cuba, and 22 wood-engraved illustrations, after drawings by the author, heading each chapter. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers, preserved in modern chemises and slipcase. Full description
€ 4,500
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The account of a voyage of a Swedish privateer
together with a vivid account of travels in Germany

MORTIMER, George. Engelsmannen Joh. Hindric Cox Resa Genom Söderhafvet Till On Amsterdam, Marien-Oarna, O-Taheiti, Sandvichs-och Räf-Oarna, Tinian, Unalaska och Canton i China.
Nyköping, Peter Winge, 1798.
With: (2) RISBECK, Gaspard. Bref, Rörande Tyskland, Scrifne af en resande Fransos til sin broder i Paris. Ofwersättning. Andra Uplagan.
Götheborg, Samuel Norberg, 1797-1798. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary half calf. Full description
€ 5,000
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Essay on chronometry resulting from Roquemaurel's circumnavigation

MOUCHEZ, Amédée Ernest Barthélemy. Observations chronométriques faites pendant la campagne de circumnavigation de la corvette La Capricieuse, commandée par M. Roquemaurel, capitaine de vaisseau.
Paris, Firmin Didot frères, 1855. With 4 folding plates.
With:
(2) MOUCHEZ, Amédée Ernest Barthélemy. Longitudes chronométriques des principaux points de la cote du Brésil, rapportées au premier méridien de Rio-Janeiro.
Paris, Paul Dupont, 1863.
(3) MOUCHEZ, Amédée Ernest Barthélemy. Positions géographiques des principaux points de la cote orientale de l'Amérique du Sud comprise entre la Guyane Française et le Paraguay.
Paris, Paul Dupont, 1868. 3 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary grained red half sheepskin. Full description
€ 3,500
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The patron saint of Mexico City, martyred in Japan, with engraved title-page & 16 plates
printed in Mexico City and preserved in a contemporary Mexican binding

[MUNIBE, José María]. Breve resumen de la vida y martyrio del inclyto Mexicano, y proto-martyr del Japon, el Beato Felipe de Jesus. Añadidas algunas obvias reflecciones en honor del mismo Heroë esclarecido, y de esta dichosisima civdad felize en ser su pátria. Por un eclesiàstico de este arzobispado, afecto del santo, quien lo dedica á la exemplarísima, religiosísima provincia del santo evangelio de esta civdad de México.
Mexico City, "Oficina Madrileña" [literally "Madrid office", a name used by the Jáuregui heirs], 1802. 4to (19.5 x 14 cm). With engraved title-page dated 1801, an engraved portrait of Felipe de Jésus (both engravings by Montes de Oca) and extra-illustrated with 15 (of 30) engraved plates also by Montes de Oca, from the closely related 1801 print series originally issued with the same engraved title-page. With the engraved title and all 16 plates coloured by a contemporary hand and many words, letters and punctuation marks on the two title-pages coloured red. Contemporary Mexican tanned sheepskin mottled in an irregular tree pattern, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 10,000
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On the origin and migration of man and animals

MYL (MILIUS), Abraham van der. De origine animalium, et migratione populorum, ... Ubi inquiritur, quomodo quaque via homines cateraque animalia terrestria provenerint; & post deluvium in omnes orbis terrarum partes & regiones: Asiam, Europam, Africam, utramque Americam, & terram Australem, sive Magellanicam, pervenerint.
Geneva, Petrus Columesius, 1667. 12mo. 19th-century half calf. Full description
€ 950
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Voyage to the Strait of Le Maire and first detailed exploration of the region, with an engraved folding map, and types made famous by Ibarra in Madrid

NODAL, Bartholome Garcia de & Gonzalo. Relacion del viage, que por orden de su magestad, y acuerdo de el real consejo de Indias ...
Including: ECHELEVAR, D. Manuel de, J.M. y J. Instruccion exacta, y util de las derrotas, y navegaciones ...
Cadiz, Don Manuel Espinosa de los Monteros, Impressor de la Real Marina, [1766?-1769]. 4to. With a folding map of the Strait of Magellan drawn and engraved by D.M. de Rueda, dated 1769. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment by the Cadiz printing office's own bindery. Full description
€ 18,000
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Account of the first Dutch circumnavigation of the globe
by Olivier van Noort, 1598-1601

NOORT, Olivier van. Journael van de wonderlijcke vooyagie door de Straet Magalanes, ende voorts den gantschen kloot des aerdtbodems om, gedaen met vier scheepen, onder het beleydt van Olivier van Noordt, uytgevaren in 't jaer 1598 ...
Amsterdam, Gillis Joosten Saeghman, [1663]. 4to. With a woodcut on title page, nearly full-page woodcut on its verso and 2 engraved and 4 woodcut illustrations in the text. 19th-century brown cloth. Full description
€ 3,950
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Promoting trade with the French colonies

[O'HEGUERTY, Pierre André]. Essai sur les intérets du commerce maritime.
The Hague, 1754. 12mo. With a small woodcut illustrations on title-page, numerous fine woodcut head- and tailpieces, and a letterpress folding table. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine with the monogram ("BB") of the Bibliotheque Bignon, gold-tooled board edges. Full description
€ 975
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With a map showing California as an island

[OLDMIXON, John]. Het Britannische ryk in Amerika,...
Amsterdam, R. and G. Wetstein, 1721. 2 volumes bound as 1. 4to. WWith 2 title-pages printed in red and black, each volume with the same full-page engraved frontispiece, 8 folding engraved maps, 1 folding engraved plate with 3 illustrations of the coffee plant, 1 half-page engraved vignette for the dedication. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 6,250
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Account of an interesting scientific expedition to Bolivia

ORBIGNY, Alcide d'. Fragment d'un voyage au centre de l'Amérique Méridionale; contenant des considérations sur la navigation de l'Amazone et de la Plata, et sur les anciennes missions des provinces de Chiquitos et de Moxos (Bolivia). 
Paris, P. Bertrand; Strasbourg, widow Levrault (printed by Berger-Levrault), 1845. 8vo. With a large folding lithographed map (43 x 52 cm) of the centre of South America. Modern half red morocco. Full description
€ 6,750
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Map of Berbice and Surinam, coloured by hand

OTTENS, Joachim and Reinier. Nieuwe gemeten kaart van de colonie de Berbice.
Amsterdam, Joachim and Reinier Ottens, [ca. 1764]. Engraved map of Berbice (image size: 49 x 96.5 cm), coloured by hand, with an inset map of Surinam (21 x 30 cm) at bottom left, the title in a cartouche at the bottom right with a scale below (ca. 1:100,000), an account of the Berbice slave uprising at the top left, a compass rose at the centre, and sailing instructions at the top right. Framed (69 x 115 cm). Full description
€ 950
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Prints series of the naval battles of René Duguay-Trouin and Jean-Bart,
including a double-page map and a print of Rio de Janeiro

OZANNE, Nicolas-Marie. Recueil des combats de Duguay-Trouïn [= Les campagnes de Duguay-Trouin].
Paris, Yves Marie le Gouaz, [1774]. Engraved print series with XV plates (2 double-page) and 7 leaves with engraved text on both sides. Lacking a half-title present in some copies.
With: (2) OZANNE, Pierre. Recueil des combats de Jean-Bart, chef d'escadre sous Louis XIV, suivis de l'abrégé de sa vie.
Paris, Yves Marie le Gouaz, 1806. With 19 numbered engraved half-page plates by Le Gouaz after Ozanne. 2 works in 1 volume. Folio (41.5 x 29 cm). Contemporary half green sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 8,500
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Monumental bibliography concerning Spanish America

PALAU Y DULCET, Antonio. Manual del librero Hispano-Americano. Bibliografía Española e Hispano-Americana desde la invención de la imprenta hasta nuestros tiempos con el valor comercial de los ompresos descritos, ... Segunda edición, corregida y aumentada por el autor.
Barcelona, Librería anticuaria de A. Palau; Oxford, Dolphin Book Company, 1948-1977. 4to (27.5 x 19 cm). 28 volumes. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers.
With: (2) PALAU CLAVERAS, Augustin. Indice alfabetico de titulos-materias, correcciones, conexiones y adiciones del Manual del librero Hispano Americano.
Empúries, Palacete Palau Dulcet; Oxford, Dolphin Book Company, 1981-1987. 4to (27.5 x 19 cm). 7 volumes. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Full description
€ 3,500
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Spectacular views of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Bolivia and Uruguay

PALLIERE, Jean Léon. Album Palliere. Escenas Americanas. Reduccion de cuadros, aquarelles y bosquejos.
Buenos Aires, Fusoni brothers, [1864?]. Oblong Royal folio (32.5 x 52 cm). With lithographed title-page and 52 tinted lithographed plates (image size mostly about 19 x 32 cm), lithographed by J. Pelvilain after designs by Juan Léon Palliere. Contemporary, gold-tooled green morocco. Full description
€ 39,500
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Journey through America in 1817, in Dutch translation

PALMER, John. Dagverhaal eener reize in de Vereenigde Staten van Noord-America, en Neder-Canada, gedaan in 1817. Uit het Engelsch, met eene inleiding, bevattende een statistisch overzigt der Vereenigde Staten van Noord-America, volgens de beste en nieuwste berigten. Met eene nieuwe kaart.
Haarlem, heirs of François Bohn, 1820. 8vo. With large folding map of America (34.5 x 44.5 cm), engraved by D. Veelwaard after John Melish, borders and outlines in contemporary hand-colouring. Contemporary half calf. Full description
€ 1,950
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Very rare pamphlet recommending emigration to Kansas

PARDONNET, Georges de. Émigration au Kansas (États-Unis de l'Amérique du Nord). Le Kansas, ses ressources et produits, ses concessions gratuites de terres, conseils pratiques aux émigrants, la compagnie du chemin de fer du "Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway" et ses immenses possessions réputées les meilleures terres du centre des États-Unis.
Antwerp, Frédéric Tuetey (Colophon: Paris, printed by Lahure), [1874]. 8vo. Modern half calf, original blue printed wrappers preserved. Full description
€ 12,500
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Parry's account of his first Arctic expedition. Together with "The North Georgia gazette and winter chronicle"

PARRY, William Edward. Journal of a voyage for the discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; performed in the years 1819-20, in his Majesty's ships Hecla and Griper. With an appendix, containing the scientific and other observations.
London, (printed by William Clowes for) John Murray, 1821. Large 4to (27 x 21.5 cm).
With 6 engraved maps and charts (4 folding), and 14 plates (9 lithographed and 5 engraved); many figures and tables in the text (1 folding). Contemporary richly gold-tooled calf.
With: (2) SABINE, Edward. The North georgia gazette and winter chronicle.
London, (printed by William Clowes for) John Murray, 1821. 4to. Later half calf. Untrimmed, leaving deckles intact. Full description
€ 4,500
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Important sources for the history of the Aztec Nahuatl language, printed in Mexico

PÉREZ, Manuel. Farol Indiano, y guia de curas de Indios. Summa de los cinco sacramentos que administran los ministros Evangelicos en esta America.
Mexico City, Francisco de Rivera Calderon, 1713.
With: (2) PÉREZ, Manuel. Arte de el idioma mexicano. ... Dedicalo a la dicha Santissima Provincia.
Mexico City, Francisco de Rivera Calderon, 1713. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment; 18th-century library or owner's name branded on top edge. Full description
€ 7,500
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“the historic cornerstone of the study [of mummification] in English”

PETTIGREW, Thomas Joseph. A history of Egyptian mummies, and an account of the worship and embalming of the sacred animals by the Egyptians; with remarks on the funeral ceremonies of different nations, and observations on the mummies of the Canary Islands, of the ancient Peruvians, Burman priests, &c.
London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman (back of title-page and colophon: printed by P.P. Thoms), 1834. 4to. With 13 numbered lithographed plates (the first used as frontispiece), including 3 fully and 1 partly coloured by a contemporary hand, of which 2 highlighted in gold. Contemporary half calf, restored and rebacked with parts of the original backstrip laid down, with new tooling and title-label on spine, cloth sides, later endpapers. Full description
€ 3,000
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The land, indigenous peoples and colonists in Nova Scotia,
by a French official spying for England

[PICHON, Thomas]. Lettres et memoires pour servir à l'histoire naturelle, civile et politique de Cap Breton, ...
The Hague, Pierre Gosse; London, Jean Nourse [printed in England], 1760. 12mo. Half brown morocco (ca. 1885?), by Frank J. Pfister in New York, gold-tooled spine, round gold stamp of Henry Gurdon Marquand on the front. Full description
€ 1,250
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Exploring New Mexico and Louisiana and searching for the source of the Mississippi,
while unknowingly supporting plans for empire in the Southwest

PIKE, Zebulon Montgomery. 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. Full description
€ 4,950
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Only published edition of the original version of the navigation book by the great Ottoman admiral

PIRI REIS and Paul KAHLE (ed.). Bahrije. Das türkische Segelhandbuch für das Mittelländische Meer vom Jahre 1521.
Berlin and Leipzig, Walter de Gruyter & Co., 1926-1927. 3 volumes. Large 8vo (26 x 18). Volume 1 with 137 reproductions of manuscript pages of Ottoman Turkish text and maps and volume 2 with 4 plates. Publisher's original printed wrappers. Full description
€ 2,500
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Extensive travel account of Middle and South America

PONS, François Raymond Joseph de. Voyage a la partie orientale de la Terre-Ferme, dans l'Amérique méridionale, fait pendant les années 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804: contenant la description de la Capitainerie générale de Caracas, composée des Provinces de Venezuela, Maracaïbo, Varinas, la Guiane Espagnole, Cumana et de l'Ile de la Marguerite; ...
Paris, F. Buisson (back of half-title: Imprimerie de Fain et compagnie), 1806. 3 volumes. 8vo. With 4 folding engraved maps, including a large map of Caracas and surroundings and 3 smaller showing groundplans of Caracas, Puerto Cabello and La Guaira. All engraved by J.B. Tardieu. Contemporary half calf. Full description
€ 1,950
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The first English voyage to Hawaii after Captain James Cook's

PORTLOCK, Nathaniel. 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. Full description
€ 2,750
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Novena prayerbook associated with the 1714 image of Christ as patron of La Paz, Bolivia

[PRAYERBOOK - SPANISH AMERICAN]. Novena del Señor de las piedades patron jurado de la valerosa ciudad de La Paz, que se venera en la iglesia auxîliar de los curas rectores, al cuidado del Colegio Seminario de ella. Reimpresa á solicitud de su humilde mayor domo Estavan de Asin.
Buenos Aires, Real Imprenta de Niños Expósitos, 1798. Small 8vo (15 x 10 cm). Modern red sheepskin. Full description
€ 4,000
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Original watercolour of three hummingbirds for Temminck's monumental ornithological work

[WATERCOLOUR - ORNITHOLOGY]. PRÊTRE, Jean Gabriel. [Oiseau-mouche superbe, mâle, Oiseau-mouche huppe-col blanc, mâle & Oiseau-mouche écussonné, mâle (= plate 299 from Temminck's Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux ...)].
[France], 1824. Watercolour of 3 birds on wove paper (ca. 48 x 34.5 cm), all standing on a branch, the middle branch signed: "J.G. Prêtre/ 1824". With the birds numbered in pencil and the plate number and bird names in pencil in the lower left corner. Full description
€ 1,500
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Original watercolour of a Strange-tailed Tyrant, for Temminck's monumental ornithological work

PRÊTRE, Jean Gabriel. [Gobe-mouche yetapa, femelle (= plate 296 from Temminck's Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux ...)].
[France], 1824. Watercolour of a bird on unwatermarked wove paper (ca. 48 x 34.5 cm), standing on a branch signed: "JG Prêtre/ 1824". With plate number and bird name in pencil in lower left corner. Full description
€ 1,750
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Original watercolour of 2 Spinetails, for Temminck's monumental ornithological work

PRÊTRE, Jean Gabriel. [Synallaxe damier & Synallaxe à filets (= plate 311 from Temminck's Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux ...)].
[France], 1824. Watercolour of 2 birds on unwatermarked wove paper (ca. 48 x 35 cm), both standing on a branch, the lowest branch signed: "JG Prêtre/ 1824". With the birds numbered in pencil and the plate number and bird names in pencil in the lower left corner. Full description
€ 1,500
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Authoritative but fictional travel account, including adventures at the young colony of Georgia

[PRÉVOST D'EXILES, Antoine François]. Voyages du Capitaine Robert Lade en differentes parties de l'Afrique, de l'Asie et de l'Amerique: contenant l'histoire de la fortune, & les observations sur les colonies & le commerce des Espagnols, des Anglois, des Hollandois, &c. Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglois.
Paris, Claude Simon for François Didot, 1744. 2 volumes. 12mo. With two folding engraved maps by F. Desbruslins after Jacques-Nicolas Bellin, showing the American Atlantic coast and the route of the journey. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,800
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98 spectacular watercolour views of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay
made for the artist's mother 1864-1865

[QUESNEL, Edouard]. Voyage dans l'Amerique du Sud 1864-1865.
[Various places in South America], 1864-1865]. Oblong 1mo (ca. 33.5 x 52 cm). Album with 98 watercolours (the majority ca. 20 x 33 cm) mounted on the thick album leaves and mostly signed with monogram "E", titled and dated in ink on the mounts. Contemporary blind- and gold-tooled green sheepskin (Maison Alphonse Giroux, Paris). Full description
€ 225,000
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The struggle for an independent black Haiti: the founding of the second independent state in the Americas, written by an English admirer

RAINSFORD, Marcus. St. Domingo, of het land der zwarten in Hayti en deszelfs omwenteling. ... Naar het Engelsch. Met platen en kaarten.
Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1806. 2 volumes. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece, 8 numbered engraved plates and 5 unnumbered folding engraved plates, the folding plates for a map of Haiti (20.5 x 44 cm), a plan of "Kaap François" (Cap-Haïtien), and a facsimile of a 3-page letter from Toussaint l'Ouverture to Edward Tyrell Smith. Contemporary stiffened sprinkled paper wrappers. Full description
€ 2,750
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Escaping from the penal colonies of Guiana

RAMEL, Jean-Pierre. Dagverhaal der lotgevallen van Pichegru, Barthelemy, Villot, Aubry, Dossonville, Le Tellier, La Rue en Ramel, uitgebannen uit Frankrijk naar Guijane, na den 18 fructidor (4 septr. 1797.).
Utrecht, G.T. van Paddenburg and son, 1799. 8vo. Original publisher's printed paper board wrappers. Full description
€ 1,750
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Portoviejo joins Bolivár’s Gran Colombia

[RAMÍREZ Y FITA, Cayetano?]. Exposicion que hase [sic] el Canton provincia de Porto-viejo, de los motivos legales y políticos que há tenido para declararse unanimente incorporada a la Republica de Colombia segun la ley fundamental del estado dictada por el Congreso general, y sancionada por el voto de los pueblos.
Lima, San Jacinto, [1822]. 4to. Side stitched. Full description
€ 8,500
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Radical critique of European overseas expansion in 10 volumes
Extremely rare second Dutch edition

RAYNAL, Guillaume Thomas François. Wysgeerige en staatkundige geschiedenis van de bezittingen en den koophandel der Europeaanen, in de beide Indiën.
Amsterdam, Matthijs Schalekamp, 1792-1803. 10 volumes bound as 9. 8vo. With 2 different engraved author's portraits, 8 engraved plates (5 as frontispieces), 12 engraved folding maps and 23 letterpress folding tables. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 7,500
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German textbook on zoology,
printed in Pottsville, Pennsylvania

REUBELT, John Adam. Kurzgefaßtes Handbuch der Naturgeschichte. Enthaltend wissenschaftliche und populäre Beschreibungen von dem Menschen, den Säugethieren, Vögeln, Amphibien, Fischen, Weich- und Gliederthieren.
Pottsville [Pennsylvania], C.W. Günther and the author, 1848. 8vo. With numerous woodcuts in text, depicting men and animals. Contemporary black half sheepskin. Full description
€ 375
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Rare tale of heroic exploits by a Dutch pirate of the Caribbean
illustrated by Jan and Caspar Luyken

REYNING, Jan Erasmus (as told to David van der STERRE). Zeer aanmerkelijke reysen gedaan door Jan Erasmus Reining, meest in de West-Indien en ook in veel andere deelen des werelds. &c.
Amsterdam, Jan ten Hoorn, 1691. 4to. With an engraved frontispiece signed by Caspar Luyken and 6 engraved plates (including 2 folding) one by Jan Luyken (unsigned). 18th-century marbled wrappers. In a modern black cloth clamshell box. Full description
€ 28,500
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In search of John Franklin,
with valuable information on the indigenous peoples of the American arctic

RICHARDSON, John. Arctic searching expedition: a journal of a boat-voyage through Rupert's Land and the Arctic Sea, in search of the discovery ships under command of Sir John Franklin. With an appendix on the physical geography of North America.
London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1851. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a tinted lithographed frontispiece in each volume, 8 tinted lithographed plates, a folding lithographed map (41 x 50.5 mm) of British North America, coloured by hand in blue and pink, 8 wood-engraved illustrations in text and some letterpress tables. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 1,950
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Mexico, Peru and indigenous American culture

ROBERTSON, William. L'histoire de l'Amérique ... Traduite de l'anglais.
Paris, Panckoucke, 1778. 4 volumes. 12mo. With 4 title-pages, each with a different woodcut vignette, 4 folding engraved maps depicting the Gulf of Mexico (33 x 49 cm), South America (46 x 33 cm), Mexico (30 x 39 cm), and the northwestern part of South America (39 x 25 cm) and 1 folding engraved plate illustrating the chronology of Mexicans (27 x 24.5 cm). Contemporary French calf, gold-tooled spines with red morocco labels, marbled endpapers and edges. Full description
€ 975
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Rare Dutch adaptation of the account of the second voyage of captain John Ross, with 6 plates

ROSS, John. De reizen en lotgevallen van kapitein John Ross, op zijne ontdekkings togten naar de Noordpools gewesten. Voor jonge lieden ... Uit het Hoogduitsch vertaald.
Amsterdam, Ten Brink & De Vries, 1837. 8vo. With the title-page, 6 plates (including frontispiece) and folding map of the Arctic region all lithographed. Slightly later half cloth. Full description
€ 650
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The great Lisbon earthquake of 1755 and the city of Augsburg
a splendid publication with more than 100 engraved maps, plans and views,
in an Augsburg gold-brocade paper wrapper

ROTH, Johann Michaël. Augsburgische Sammlung derer wegen des höchstbetrübten Untergangs der Stadt Lissabon, … anbey hat man die Stadt Augsburg in Grundriß mit 48. Prospecten der schönsten Gebäude denselben mit beygefüget …
Augsburg, Johann Michael Roth, [ca. 1756]. 1mo (50 x 38.5 cm). With engraved title-page, an engraved report on the earthquake and resulting tsunami; and in the first part 60 engraved views, maps and plans on 13 leaves (4 large folding).
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(2) [MAP]. KRAUS, Johann Thomas. Accurata recens delineate ichnographia … metropolis Augustae Vindelicorum … = Neu verfertigt accurater Grund Riß der … Statt Augspurg, …
Augsburg, Matthäus Seutter, [ca. 1750]. Large engraved map on a folding sheet (50 x 61 cm) at a scale of about 1:4000.
(3) WEYERMANN, Jakob Christoph. Prospectus praecipuorum aedificorum et locorum intra et extra urbem Augustam Vindelicorum …
Augsburg, Matthäus Seutter, 1742. 4 large uncut folding sheets (each 40 x 70 cm) containing the engraved title-page and 47 engraved views of buildings in and around Augsburg (each 16 x 13.5 cm).
Gold on black gold brocade paper wrapper, probably from the publisher. The whole is kept is a finely produced modern tanned sheepskin box with the form of a book. Full description
€ 57,500
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"Of the utmost importance for the study of Brazilian life" (Borba de Moraes)

RUGENDAS, Johann Moritz. Voyage pittoresque dans le Bresil ... Traduit de l'Allemand par Mr. de Golbery.
Paris, Engelmann & Cie., 1835. 4 parts in 1 volume. Imperial folio (54 x 36 cm). With lithographed half-title and title-page showing a wide variety of decorative lettering, 100 full-page lithographed plates by V. Adam, Villeneuve, Bonnington, A. Joly and others after Rugendas, numbered in 4 parts (30, 20, 30, 20). Contemporary half red sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 45,000
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A Baron travelling in Surinam

SACK, Baron Albert von. Reize naar Surinamen, verblijf aldaar, en terugtogt over Noord-Amerika naar Europa.
Haarlem, heirs of François Bohn, 1821. 3 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. All 3 parts with identical engraved title-page by D. Veelwaard after W.M. Craig. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards. Full description
€ 1,250
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A rare Brazilian botany with 70 lithographed plates, in wrappers with publisher´s lists

SAINT-HILAIRE, Auguste de, Adrien de JUSSIEU and Jacques CAMBESSEDES. Plantes usuelles des Brasiliens.
Paris, Grimbert (printed by Casimir), 1824-1828. In 14 instalments. Large 4to (29.5 x 22.5 cm). With 70 lithographed botanical plates, all by Langlumé. Original publisher´s blue printed wrappers, the back wrapper with lists of Gimbert´s publications (4 versions). Preserved in a modern green morocco box, with transparent acrylic windows for sides. Full description
€ 16,500
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Description of Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and the Arctic region

SALMON, Thomas and Matthias van GOCH. Hedendaagsche historie, of tegenwoordige staat van alle volkeren.... VII. deel. Behelzende... Rusland, Zweden, Denemarken en Noorwegen... de landen onder de Noord Pool gelegen en van de Groenlandsche visschery.
Amsterdam, Isaak Tirion, 1735. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece and 12 engraved plates (4 folding maps, 1 folding plan, 3 portraits, 1 full-page and 3 views) by Jan Caspar Philips and J. Keyser. Contemporary half roan. Full description
€ 1,250
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Detailed catalogue of succulents, covering the family Alooideae

SALM-REIFFERSCHEID-DYCK, Joseph. Verzeichniss der verschiedenen Arten und Abarten des Geschlechts Aloe, welche von den Herren von Willdenow, Haworth, de Candolle und Freiherrn von Jacquin beschrieben worden sind, oder noch unbeschrieben in den Gärten Deutschlands, Frankreichs und der Niederlanden sich befinden.
[Schloss Dyck, near Dusseldorf, 1817]. 8vo. Original blue coated paper wrappers. Full description
€ 200
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The Dutch whaling trade in the waters around Greenland,
with extensive manuscript additions

[SANTE, Gerrit van]. Naamlyst gesteld naar 't alphabeth van alle de commandeurs, die sederd den jaare 1700. op Groenland en sedert den jaare 1719. op de Straad Davids, voor Holland hebben gevaren.
Zaandam, for the author, by Jan Broekhuysen, 1753. 8vo. Contemporary decorated paper wrappers, preserved in half cloth chemise and matching slipcase. Full description
€ 8,000
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The Billings-Sarychev expedition to eastern Siberia and Alaska.
Only edition of Dutch translation

SARYCHEV, Gavrila Andreyevich. Reis in het Noordoostelijke Siberie, en op de IJszee en den Noordoostelijken oceaan.
Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1808. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a large folding engraved map by C. van Baarsel after Sarychev, 10 engraved folding plates, 5 hand-coloured aquatint plates and a folding table. Contemporary half sheepskin. Full description
€ 5,500
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German Reformed congregations in America, with the baptism of a freed slave and report on the Iroquois

SCHLATTER, Michael. Getrouw verhaal van den waren toestant der meest herderloze gemeentens in Pensylvanien en aangrensende provintien.
Amsterdam, Jacobus Loveringh, 1751. 4to. Finely bound in early 20th-century(?) gold-tooled, tan goatskin morocco, green morocco label covering the entire spine, gold-tooled turn-ins, gold fillets on board edges, with the original Dutch-marbled wrappers bound in. Full description
€ 18,000
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Descriptions of 5 exotic animals from the cabinet of Schlosser,
with striking coloured plates

SCHLOSSER, Johan Albert. Epistola ad … Ferdinandum Dejean, … de Lacerta Amboinensi. | Brief ... aan … Ferdinand Dejean, … Behelzende eene naauwkeurige beschrijving der Amboinsche haagdis.
Amsterdam, for the author, 1768. With a folding engraved plate of the Amboinese lizard in two copies, one coloured by a contemporary hand.
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(2) BODDAERT, Petrus. Epistola ad … Johannem Burmannum, … De Chaetodonte argo. | Brief … aan Johannes Burmannus, … Behelzende eene naauwkeurige beschrijving van den gevlakten klipvisch.
Amsterdam, Cornelius van Tongerlo, 1770. With a folding engraved plate, coloured by a contemporary hand.
(3) BODDAERT, Petrus. Epistola ad … W. Roëll, … De Testudine cartilaginea. | Brief … aan … W. Roëll, … Behelzende eene naaukeurige beschrijving van de kraakbeenige schildpad.
Amsterdam, Cornelius van Tongerlo, 1770. With a folding engraved plate, coloured by a contemporary hand.
(4) BODDAERT, Petrus. Epistola ad … Johannem Oosterdyk Schacht, … De Rana bicolore. | Brief … aan .. Johannes Oosterdyk Schacht, behelzende eene naaukeurige beschrijving van den twee-koleurige kikvorsch.
Amsterdam, M. Magerum, 1772. With 3 folding engraved plates, coloured by a contemporary hand.
(5) BODDAERT, Petrus. Epistola ad … Hier. Dav. Gaubium, … De Chaetodonte diacantho. | Brief … aan … Hieronimus David Gaubius, … behelzende eene naauwkeurige beschrijving van den tweedoornigen klipvisch.
Amsterdam, M. Magerum, 1772. With a folding engraved plate, coloured by a contemporary hand.
5 works published together in 1 volume. Large 4to (31 x 25.5 cm). Contemporary half calf. Full description
€ 7,500
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Anti-Spanish pamphlets with 3 satirical engravings, with references to America

[SCOTT, Thomas]. Vox Populi. Or Newes from Spayne, translated according to the Spanish coppie. Which may serve to forewarn both England and the United Provinces how farre to trust to Spanish pretences.
[The Netherlands], "1620" [= 1624?].
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(2) SCOTT, Thomas. [Engraved title-page:] The second part of Vox populi, or Gondomar appearing in the likeness of Matchiavell in a Spanish Parliament, wherein are discovered his treacherous & subtile practises to the ruine as well of England, as the Netherlandes. Faithfully transtated[!] out of the Spanish coppie by a well-willer to England and Holland.
Gorinchem [= London], "Ashuerus Janss" [printed by Nicholas Okes], 1624. 2 separately published parts in 1 volume. 4to. The second part with an engraved title-page showing a full-length portrait of Don Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, Count of Gondomar and 2 large engravings in text, showing the Spanish Parliament with a devil and a bishop and the English Jesuit-Council. Half red sheepskin (ca. 1800), with blind-stamped coat-of-arms of William Stirling Maxwell on front. Full description
€ 1,950
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One of the greatest bird books of all time,
with 446 coloured plates, plus 1 extra plate

SELIGMANN, Johann Michael, George EDWARDS and Mark CATESBY. Sammlung verschiedener ausländischer und seltener Vögel, ... [erste-neunter … Theil].
Nuremberg, Johann Joseph Fleischmann, 1749-1776. 9 parts in 3 volumes. Folio. With 3 different engraved frontispieces, 1 large engraved folding map, 445 (of 473) engraved illustration plates numbered in 5 series plus 1 plate by Seligmann numbered "115" in part 4 but not normally included. With all the usual illustration plates (plus the map) coloured by a contemporary or near contemporary hand, but the extra plate uncoloured. Near contemporary uniform gold-tooled calf, gilt edges. Full description
€ 48,500
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Extremely rare collection of disastrous Dutch voyages, with 13 engraved plates

[SHIPWRECKS]. Schouw-tooneel van wederwaardigheden of verzameling van rampspoedige en ongelukkige reistochten, van en naar verscheide gewesten van den aardbodem, gedaan door Nederlandsche en andere schepen, …
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[CAMSTRUP, Nicolaas Jansz.]. [Drop-title:] Rampspoedige reys-beschryving, ofte journaal van het ed: Oostindische Compagnies schip Blydorp, …
[STEENIS, Hendrik Cornelis]. Journaal wegens de rampspoedige reys-tocht, van … Hendrik Cornelis Steenis, ... Met het oorlogschip genaamt het Huys in 't Bosch, … Vyfden druk.
[LOP, Martinus]. Weederwaardige te huys-reyze, van het Neerlandsche Oost-Indische-Compagniesch retour-schip, gezegt de Gerechtigheid, …  gevoerd by den capitein-luitenant Martinus Lop, …
[MORIN.] Twee rampspoedige zee-reyzen, den eenen gedaan door den ed: heer capitein Morin, met een Fransch Oost-Indische Compagnie-schip, genaamt Le Prince, … Den anderen, met het Hollandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie schip, genaamt Rustenwerk, … Tweede druk.
[JONGE, Marten de]. [Drop-title:] Verhaal van het droevig ongeluk, dat het Nederlands Oost-Indisch retour-schip Nieuw Vyver-Vreugd, gevoerd door schipper Marten de Jongh, … [and 17 other accounts].
Amsterdam, Bernardus Mourik, [ca. 1778]. 5 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With 13 engraved plates and 1 engraved frontispiece to the second part. Later marbled wrappers. Full description
€ 8,500
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Rare collection of travel accounts, with 12 aquatint views

SOMMER, Johann Gottfried. Merkwaardige bijzonderheden, inhoudende de nieuwste ontdekkingen in de natuurkunde, natuurlijke historie, land- en volkenkunde, op alle gedeelten van den aardbol.
Amsterdam, Ten Brink and De Vries, 1825-1827. 4 volumes. 8vo. With 4 engraved title-pages, each with one of two aquatint views, plus 10 aquatint views on 8 plates, all by H.W. Hoogkamp. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,500
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From a series of "the finest engravings of flowers ever made"
by the teacher of Redouté

SPAENDONCK, Gerard van. Grande Capucine. Tropaeolum majus L. [From: Fleurs dessinées d'après nature,… Recueil utile aux amateurs, aux jeunes artistes, aux élèves des écoles centrales et aux dessinateurs des manufactures].
[Paris, 1799-1801]. Oblong folio. Stipple engraving on unwatermarked wove paper (38 x 55.5 cm), printed in colour à la poupée and finished by hand, of a branch of the Tropaeolum majus showing three flowers and six buds in various stages. In passepartout. Full description
€ 2,750
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A new passage to the Pacific and state-sponsored piracy

SPILBERGEN, Joris van and Jacob Le MAIRE. Speculum Orientalis Occidentalisque Indiae navigationum; quarum una Georgii à Spilbergen classis cum potestate Praefecti, altera Jacobi le Maire auspiciis imperioque directa, annis 1614, 15, 16, 17, 18. Exhibens novi in Mare Australe transitus, …
Leiden, Niclaes van Geelkerck for Jodocus Hondius, 1619. Oblong 4to (19 x 25 cm). With a large engraving on title-page, and 25 numbered engraved plates with maps and views: 2 large folding (a map of the world and a map of the East Indian archipelago), 5 double-page (mostly bound as fold-outs) and 18 full-page, several with insets. Blind-tooled pigskin (ca. 1700? but probably the book