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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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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.
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€ 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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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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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. 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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Extremely rare series of 24 views of Venezuela’s natural scenery

BELLERMANN, Ferdinand.

Landschafts- und Vegetations-Bilder aus den Tropen Süd-America's.
Berlin, C. Lincke (text: printed by C. Koepsel), [1868]. Folio (37 x 28.5 cm). With 24 mounted albumen photographs of drawings by Bellermann (measuring ca. 19 x 12 to 16 cm), with plate numbers below, a mounted letterpress title-page and 4 pages of letterpress text. Loosely inserted in the original publisher's half cloth, with the front board covered with letterpress printed paper (lacking one of the four ties).

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€ 4,750
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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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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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1602 edition of Botero's pioneering physical and political geography of the world,
with 4 maps of the continents by Girolamo Porro

BOTERO, Giovanni. Le relationi universali . . ., divise in quattro parti . . . Nuovamente ristampate, & corrette.
Venice, Nicolo Polo & Comp., 1602. 4 parts in 1 volume. 4to. General title-page and 3 part-titles, all 4 with the same woodcut device (sun in scrollwork cartouche), 4 folding engraved maps (ca. 25×18.5 cm) showing Europe, Asia (including Japan), Africa and the Americas, by Girolamo Porro. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 8,500
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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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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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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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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 life and career of Frederik Hendrik, Prince of Orange,including the pursuits of the Dutch in America

COMMELIN, Isaac. Fredrick Hendrick van Nassauw Prince va[n] Orangien zyn leven en bedryf.
Amsterdam, Jodocus Janssonius, 1651 (colophon: printed by Paulus Matthijsz., 1651). With an engraved title-page, a full-page engraved portrait of Frederik Hendrik, and 34 double-page (or in 2 cases larger folding) engraved plates. Contemporary vellum, rebacked and restored. Full description
€ 4,500
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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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First Italian edition of a pioneering work on medicinal plants in Asia & America

COSTA, Cristóvão da (Cristóbal ACOSTA). 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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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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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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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 Föreningkns 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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"one of the best books, at the time it was written...." on Surinam

FERMIN, Philip. Nieuwe algemeene beschryving van de colonie van Suriname. Behelzende al het merkwaardige van dezelve, met betrekkinge tot de historie, aardryks- en natuurkunde.
Harlingen, Volkert van der Plaats junior, 1770. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With a large folding engraved map, and 3 folding engraved plates. Contemporary half tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 2,500
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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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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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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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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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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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Beautiful album of 12 tinted lithographic views of Argentina and Uruguay

HASTREL, Adolphe d'. Album de la plata.
Paris, Gihau(l)t frères (printed by Auguste Bry, Lemercier and Thierry), [1846]. 1mo (55 x 38 cm). 12 tinted lithographs (22 x 35 cm), depicting views in and around Montevideo, Buenos Aires, etc. Mid-19th-century binding, chemical marbled sides, schrottel marbled endpapers, rebacked in green (kidskin?) morocco, gold spine-title "D' Hastrel Montevideo". Full description
€ 30,000
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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, ...
Antwerpen, 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 (total of 122 engraved plates, incl. frontispieces). Contemporary mottled, tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 4,500
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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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The origins of the American Indians, together with the life and teaching of David Joris

HORNIUS (HORN), Georgius. De originibus Americanis. Libri quatuor.
The Hague, Adriaan Vlacq (colophon: printed by Phillipe de Croy, Leiden), 1652.
With: (2) BLESDIJK, Nicolaas van. Historia, vitae, doctrinae, ac rerum gestarum Davidis Georgii haeresiarchae. Conscripta ab ipsius genero Nicolao Blesdikio. Nunc primum prodit in lucem ex musaeo Iacobi Revii.
Deventer, Nathanael Cost, 1642. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 6,500
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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 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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The changes in our worldview since the discovery of America,
with 40 colour printed maps

KRETSCHMER, Konrad. Die Entdeckung Amerika's in ihrer Bedeutung für die Geschichte des Weltbildes.
Berlin, W.H. Kühl; London, Sampson Low & Co.; Paris, H. Welter (atlas volume: printed by Von Giesecke & Devrient, Berlin & Leipzig), 1892. 2 volumes: 1 text (4to) and 1 atlas (folio). Atlas volume with 40 chromolithographed reproductions of historical maps, including many double-page and often partly printed in gold. Half dark red roan. Full description
€ 1,500
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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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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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Commentaries on military affairs, especially in Brazil,
by King Philip IV’s official chronicler

[MALVEZZI, Virgilio]. La libra de Grivilio Vezzalmi[,] traducida de Italiano en lengua Castellana. Pesanse las ganancias y la perdidas de la monarquia de España en el Felicissimo Reynado de Felipe IV el Grande.
Pamplona, [1639]. Small 4to (19.5 x 14.5 cm). With an engraved emblematic title-page and a woodcut printer's device at the end. Recased in contemporary limp sheepskin parchment, new endpapers. Full description
€ 4,000
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Important natural history of Chile

MOLINA, Juan Ignacio. Saggio sulla soria 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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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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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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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 bar 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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“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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Pirates of the Caribbean: French privateer captures Spanish Cartagena in Colombia,
with 2 large folding maps

POINTIS, Jean Bernard Louis de Saint-Jean, baron de. Relation de l'expedition de Carthagene, faite par les François en M.DC.XCVII.
Amsterdam, heirs of Anthony Schelte [= Hendrik Schelte], 1698. 12mo. With 2 very large folding maps with elaborately decorated cartouches, engraved by Antoine Le Paultre (plate size ca. 37 x 52 and 37 x 75 cm). 18th-century(?) sprinkled calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 11,000
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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).
Including:
(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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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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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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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's first binding), in a panel design with 2 large rolls, rebacked. Full description
€ 32,500
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A bestseller of illustrated 17th-century travel literature,
probably printed by Izaak Elzevier

SPILBERGEN, Joris van and Jacob Le MAIRE. Miroir Oost & West-Indical, auquel sont descriptes les deux dernieres navigations, faictes es années 1614. 1615. 1616. 1617. & 1618.
Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius [printed by Izaak Elzevier?], 1621. Oblong 4to (17.5 x 23 cm). With 24 (of 25) engraved plates, including 5 double-page and 10 larger folding. Modern vellum. Full description
€ 16,500
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Rare edition of Staden's famous account of Brazil and the Tupinambá Indians
with 19 woodcuts

STADEN, Hans. Beschrijvinghe van America, wiens inwoonders, wildt, naeckt, seer godloos, ende wreede menschen-eters zijn; hoe hy selve onder de Brasilianen lange gevangen geseten heeft, die hem dagelijcks dreygden doot te slaen en t'eten: …
Including: Avontuerlijcke, vreemde, ende waerachtighe beschryvinge van het landt America, alwaer Hans van Staden onder de Brasilianen, Tuppin Imbas ghenaemt, lange gevangen geseten heeft, ...
Amsterdam, Jan Jacobsz. Bouman, 1660. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With 2 title-pages, the first printed in red and black, each with a different large (7 x 13 cm) woodcut illustration; and 17 smaller (5 x 6.5 cm) woodcut illustrations (plus 12 repeats) in the text, mostly of Brazilian Indians. 20th-century dark brown calf, with older stiff paper wrappers bound in. Full description
€ 9,500
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The first great international investment fraud & scandal,
including 10 very rare broadsheets with woodcut illustrations

[TAFEREEL DER DWAASHEID]. [Collection of satirical plates and illustrated poems related to Het groote tafereel der dwaasheid].
Including:
-11 very rare broadsheets, each of the first 10 with a satirical poem and 1 or more woodcut illustrations, the last with a verse by Joost van den Vondel and an engraved illustration.
[Netherlands, ca. 1720] (items 1-10); Rotterdam, Pieter vander Veer, 1721 (item 11). 1mo. Modern green half cloth.
-8 engraved prints with letterpress text by Jan de Ridder.
[Netherlands, ca. 1720]. Folio. Modern green half cloth.
-45 engraved satirical plates (including 2 made up of 4 separate prints each, and with a duplicate plate).
[Netherlands, ca. 1721]. Various formats. Each in passepartout.
-12 separate prints (a few with letterpress text) and 2 copies of an engraved map in 2 parts, showing the coast of South America and the South Sea.
[Netherlands, ca. 1721]. Various formats.
The whole kept together in a large 20th-century green half cloth portfolio (50×70 cm). Full description
€ 17,500
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An experienced traveller sharing his knowledge

[TRAVEL - BRAZIL - EUROPE - AFRICA]. Aanmerkingen van eenen reiziger, over Hollandt, Duitschlandt, Italie, Spanje, Portugaal, Brazilie, Africa. En eenige eilanden in de Middelandsche Zee ...
Amsterdam, Andriaan Wor, heirs of Gerard Onder de Linden, for the translator, 1729. 4to. 19th-century white half parchment. Full description
€ 4,950
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Iron works and mining in Brazil and Portugal

VARNHAGEN, Frederico Luiz Guilherme de. [A petition to King Miguel I of Portugal for appointment as supervisor of mines, accompanied by 9 numbered notarized transcriptions of supporting documents, 2 related letters to his minister and Secretary of State for Justice, José António de Oliveira Leite de Barros, Conde de Basto, and an earlier letter to King João VI].
Marina Grande (in Monte Real, Portugal), 21 December 1825-11 March 1829. Folio and 4to. The petition, accompanying transcriptions and letters written in Portuguese. In an old brown paper folder and with a typescript list of the contents inserted. Full description
€ 4,500
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The Dutch in Brazil

VARNHAGEN, Francisco Adolpho de, Viscondo de Porto Seguro. Historia das lutas com os Hollandezes no Brazil desde 1624 a 1654.
Vienna, Carlos Finsterbeck, 1871. 8vo. With lithographed frontispiece. Contemporary green half calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 750
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The other way around: North America and Europe
seen through the eyes of a Chilean historian

VICUÑA MACKENNA, Benjamin. Pájinas de mi diario durante tres años de viajes. 1853. - 1854. - 1855. ... California. - Mejiico. - Estados-Unídos. - Canada. - Islas Britanicas. - Francia. - Italia. - Alemania. - Paises-Bajos. - Costas del Brasil. - Provincias del Plata.
Santiago, Imprenta del Ferrocarril, 1856. 4to. Contemporary half green sheepskin, marbled edges. Full description
€ 4,950
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"The only notable colour plate book in English dealing with the Argentine”

VIDAL, Emeric Essex. Picturesque illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video, consisting of twenty-four views: accompanied with descriptions of the scenery, and of the costumes, manners, &c. of the inhabitants of those cities and their environs.
London, R. Ackermann (printed by L. Harrison), 1820. Elephant 4to (36.5 x 30 cm). With 24 unnumbered hand-coloured aquatint plates, including 4 folding, all drawn by Vidal and executed by G. Maile, T. Sutherland, G. Bluck and D. Havell. 20th-century gold-tooled, black morocco. Full description
€ 18,000
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Unification to secure Brazil and conquer Peru and Mexico

[VOC & WIC]. Schaede die den staet der Vereenichde Nederlanden, en d'inghesetenen van dien, is aenstaende, by de versuymenisse van d'Oost en West-Indische negotie onder een octroy en societeyt te begrijpen.
The Hague, Jan Veely, 1644. 4to. With a letterpress motto in a woodcut border on the title-page, 1 woodcut decorated initial and bands of arabesque fleurons. Modern brown cloth, short-title in gold on spine, with 19th-century front wrapper bound in. Full description
€ 2,250
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Famous Dutch voyages of discovery, with 2 maps, 1 plan and 61 plates

[VOC - WIC]. Nederlandsche reizen, tot bevordering van den koophandel, na de meest afgelegene gewesten des aardkloots. ... Met plaaten. Eerste[-veertiende of laatste] deel.
Amsterdam, Peterus Conradi; Harlingen, W. van der Plaats, 1784-1787. 14 volumes bound as 6. 8vo. With 2 engraved folding maps, 1 engraved folding city plan and 61 engraved plates (56 folding) including many topographic views. Uniform half tree calf (ca. 1820?), gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 9,500
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24-volume set of famous voyages and travels, with 23 aquatints and 1 folding map

[VOYAGES]. Magazijn der nieuwste en meest belangrijke reisbeschrijvingen tot nut en vermaak voor alle klassen van lezers, … [part-titles:] Nieuwe reisverhalen. Een tijdschrift, ...
Amsterdam, widow G.A. Diederichs and son (parts 1-12), Diederichs brothers (parts 13-24), 1820-1826. 24 parts intended as 12 volumes, here still in parts (as published). 8vo. With 23 aquatint frontispieces and 1 folding engraved map. Original publisher's green and blue stiff paper wrappers printed letterpress, many lined with the publisher's advertisements. Full description
€ 4,950
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Photographs of Mexico at the turn of the 20th century

WAITE, Charles Burlingame. [Collection of 36 albumen prints].
[Mexico, ca. 1896-1907]. Size mainly between 10 x 14 and 12.5 x 20.5 cm. 30 large and 6 smaller paper photographs, the large captioned in English and numbered in the negative with photographer's name [C.B.] Waite bottom right. Mounted on 30 leafs (one leaf with pasted booksellers and stationers ticket of F.F. Hansell & brothers, New Orleans).
With: (2) [Collection of 38 related smaller format black and white prints and silver print snapshots mounted on 7 leafs, plus a small Kodak panorama in 4 parts, pasted on 2 leafs]. [Mexico, ca. 1960-70]. Size mainly between 7 x 9 and 9 x 13 cm. Full description
€ 1,750
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Voyage to the Dutch East Indies via South America

WILLINCK, Isaac Petrus Marie. Reize om Kaap Hoorn langs de westkust van Zuid-Amerika, door de Stille Zuid-Zee naar de Philippijnsche Eilanden en verder door de Chinesche Zee naar Batavia, gedaan in de jaren 1823 en 1824, met Z.M. korvet Lynx.
Breda, Broese and comp., 1835. 1 of 2 volumes. Large 8vo (22 x 13 cm). With a lithographed frontispiece and lithographed title-page with illustration. Later half sheepskin. Full description
€ 350
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Important history of Peru

ZARATE, Augustin de. Histoire de la découverte et de la conquête du Perou.
Paris, Compagnie des Libraires, 1742. 2 volumes. 12mo. With engraved frontispiece, folding engraved map of Peru, and 11 (of 13) engraved plates (of which one folding). Contemporary calf. Full description
€ 500
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Medical botany, including many American plants, with 26 illustrations on 6 plates

ZORN, Bartholomaeus. Botanologia medica. Seu dilucida et brevis manuductio ad plantarum et stirpium tam patriarum, quam exoticarum in officinis pharmaceuticis usitatarum cognitionem.
Berlin, Johann Christoph Pape [printed by Ulrich Liebpert or his heirs?], 1714. 4to. With 26 botanical illustrations on 6 numbered engraved plates. Half vellum (ca. 1790?). Full description
€ 1,250
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