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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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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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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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188 pen & watercolour costume figures from around the world

LOOSE, Pierre Charles de, after Jean Jacques BOISSARD. Habitus variarum orbis gentium | Habits de nations étrangeres. Trachten mancherley V?lcker des Erdskreysz | Recherches sur les costumes du XVI siecle tires des oeuvres de J: J: Boissar[d] 1581.[Ghent], Pierre Charles de Loose, 1793. Royal folio (49.5 x 31 cm). A manuscript book of costume figures drawn in pen and watercolour on paper, with a colour-illustrated title-page, a colour portrait of Jean Jacques Boissard, Boissard's dedication with 2 medallion portraits and 188 costume figures. Contemporary tanned half sheepskin. 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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Monumental and elaborately decorated commemorative columns and obelisks as garden ornaments

SCHYNVOET, Simon. Voorbeelden der lusthof-cieraaden, zynde piramiden, eerzuylen en andere bywerken.[Amsterdam, H. de Wit, 1704 or soon after]. Large folio (38 x 27 cm). A richly decorated print-series of garden and park ornaments, with 30 engraved plates (plate size ca. 31 x 20.5 cm) showing commemorative columns or obelisks for various occasions, drawn and engraved by Jacobus Schynvoet and Jan Goeree and a few others after designs by Simon Schynvoet. Modern half cloth. Full description
€ 7,500
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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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Original logs and journals of South American voyages of British naval ships 1857-1860,with 8 sea charts (with routes) and about 23 views (many in colour)

SNEYD-KYNNERSLEY, Thomas Alfred. Log of H.M.S. Cumberland [commanded by] Captain J.B. Dickson bearing the flag of Rear Admiral Provo W.P. Wallis, … commencing 5th April 1857, ending 30th April 1858.With:(2) SNEYD-KYNNERSLEY, Thomas Alfred. Log of H.M.S. Siren . 16 guns, commanded from May 1st to May 8th 1858 by Captain J.H. Selwyn, from May 9th 1858 to [27th July 1858] by Com[ande]r G.M. Balfour.(3) SNEYD-KYNNERSLEY, Thomas Alfred. Journal of T.A. Sneyd Kynnersley acting mate H.M.S. Siren, 16 [guns], commencing July 28 1858, ending [11 April 1860].[In the Atlantic, along the European, African and especially the South American coasts, 1857-1860]. Small folio (32 x 20.5 cm). Three English manuscript ships' logs written in a single album in black ink on laid paper with a blue cast, with 3 hand-lettered title-pages, 2 sea charts showing the routes and 8 colour views (in watercolour, coloured pencil and sepia and black ink, mostly ships on the South American coast, but also camps) are drawn on 9 separate leaves, and 6 sea charts showing the routes and about 15 views drawn directly on the album leaves, mostly in black ink, but including a colour plan of one of the ships. Contemporary black half sheepskin. Full description
€ 22,000
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