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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
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Jesuit missions in China, Japan and Brazil

ABREU, Sebastiao d'. Vida, e virtudes do Admiravel Padre Joam Cardim da Companhia de Jesu Portuguez natural de Vianna de Alentejo.
Évora, University Press, 1659. 4to. With engraved frontispiece portrait of the Jesuit João Cardim. Contemporary goatskin parchment. [14], [2 blank], 440, [8] pp. Full description
€ 11,000
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First life-size facsimile of the greatest bird book of all time: binder’s copy, with the copper plates for its lettering

AUDUBON, John James. The Birds of America.
New York & Amsterdam, Johnson Reprint Corp. & Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (i.e. Nico Israel), 1971-1972. 4 volumes. Double-elephant folio (100 x 65.5 cm). With 435 plates containing 1065 life-size figures of North American birds. Finely bound in three-quarter calf. [14]; [10]; [10]; [14] pp. plus 435 plates. Full description
€ 59,500
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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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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. [16], 358 pp.; [1] errata l. Full description
€ 9,500
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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. [1], [1 blank], IV, 368; [1], [1 blank], 403, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 1,250
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Illustrated edition of Beechey's famous Pacific voyage, including an Eskimo vocabulary

BEECHEY, Frederick William. Narrative of a voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait, to co-operate with the polar expeditions: performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, under the command of Captain F.W. Beechey,, ... in the years 1825, 26, 27, 28.
London, Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley (back of the title-page in vol. 2: printed by Thomas Davison), 1831. 2 volumes. Large 8vo. With 3 lithographed maps (2 large folding), 20 engraved plates (mostly views), 3 two-page folding plates of fossils and 1 engraved illustration in the text. Contemporary half green morocco, marbled edges. XXVI, [1], [1 blank], 472; IV, 330, [1], 331-452 pp. Full description
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