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A lovely set of a noteworthy early description of Canada

WELD, Isaac. Voyage au Canada, dans les années 1795, 1796 et 1797; ... et enrichi d'une carte générale du pays, et de onze planches offrant les points de vue les plus remarquables, et notamment le fameux Saut de Niagara. Tome premier[-troisième].
Paris, Gérard (printed by Munier), An XI [1802/1803]. 3 volumes. 8vo. With 11 engraved plates and a loosely inserted folding engraved map. Contemporary uniform tree calf, gold-tooled. Full description
€ 725
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Whale hunting in the first half of the 18th century

[WHALING]. Seylen in 't ys, en soeken na de walvis. | La navigation dans la glace, et chercher du baleine.| Il veleggiare nel ghiaccio, & cercare del baleno. | Das Seeglen ins Eiß, und suchen des Wallfisches.
Augsburg, Georg Balthasar Probst, [ca. 1745]. Etched print (plate size: 31 x 42 cm) on watermarked laid paper (32 x 45 cm). Full description
€ 700
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The travel adventures of a famous book and art collector

WILLIGEN, Adriaan van der. Aanteekeningen op eene reize van Parijs naar Napels, door het Tirolsche en van daar door Zwitserland en langs den Rhijn terug naar Holland.
Haarlem, Adriaan Loosjes, (back of half-title parts 2-4: Utrecht, G. Post), 1811-1813. 4 parts in 2 volumes. Large 8vo. With an engraved title-page to the first part (with a stipple-engraved medallion portrait of the author) and 13 engraved plates by J. P. Visscher Bender. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 4,000
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17th-century plan of the battle of Woerden

[MAP - MILITARY - LOW COUNTRIES - WOERDEN]. La defaitte des Hollandois devant Voerden par les troupes du Roy commandez par le Duc de Luxembourg le 10e d'octobre 1672.
[Ca. 1672]. Manuscript plan (33 x 41.5 cm) on paper, in pen with bright watercolour and many coloured details. With unfinished panels in upper left and lower right corners. Full description
€ 1,500
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