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Supposed Spanish-Catholic plot against Dutch trade in the Indies

ADAMS, Yemant [= Simon van MIDDELGEEST and/or Willem USSELINCX?]. Raedtsel. Ieghelijck doet geern wat naer dat discourssen ende vescheyden droomen op de handel vanden vrede in Neder-landt zijn uytgheghaen: ..., of men niet soude connen raden wat in Spangien tusschen den Coninck ende den Monick omgaet, ...
[Amsterdam?, ca. 1608]. Small 4to (18.5 x 14 cm). Modern limp boards. Full description
€ 950
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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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The Dutch in Brazil: first edition of the "small Barlaeus"

BARLAEUS, Caspar. Rerum per octennium in Brasilia, et alibi gestarum, sub praefectura illustrissimi Comitis J. Mauritii, Nassauiae, etc. comitis, historia. Cui accesserunt Gulielmi Pisonis Medici tractatus 1. De aeribus, aquis & locis in Brasilia. 2. De arundine saccharifera. 3. De melle silvestri. 4. De radice altili mandihoca.
Kleve, Tobias Silberling, 1660. Small 8vo (15.5 x 10 cm). With frontispiece, portrait of Johan Maurits, coat of arms of Johan Maurits, 3 folding maps and 5 folding views, all engraved. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 8,950
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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. & 8s. 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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Attractive lithographs of Surinam on China paper

BENOIT, Pierre Jacques. Voyage a Surinam. Description des possessions néerlandaises dans la Guyane.
Bruxelles, Société des Beaux-Arts, De Wasme et Laurent, 1839. Royal folio (48.5 x 34 cm). With wood-engraved vignette on title. Lithographed additional title and 99 lithographed illustrations on 49 plates, all mounted on China paper. Original black half morocco, spine gilt. Full description
€ 3,000
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Illustrated with photographed portraits and colourful lithographs

BONAPARTE, Prince Roland. Les habitants de Suriname. Notes recueillies a l'exposition coloniale d'Amsterdam en 1883.
Paris, A. Quantin, 1884. Large folio (44 x 31 cm). With title-page printed in red, black and brown with lithographed vignette, full-page lithographed frontispiece, 61 monochrome photographs, 13 chromo-lithographed plates, 1 double-page and 1 folding lithographed, coloured maps, most plates interleaved with tissue paper, 4 monochrome photographs in text, 9 lithographed initials in text, 1 additional plate with 3 monochrome photographs. Original publisher's green cloth, title and eagle gold-blocked on front cover, it and the back board with a border of triple black lines, title and author's name gold-blocked on spine, marbled endpapers. Full description
€ 3,750
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