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Dutch trade, whaling, herring fishery, etc., with magnificent views of the harbours of the Netherlands
and the Dutch East Indies ca. 1772-ca. 1781, including a wide variety of boats and ships

AA, Cornelis van der (ill. by Dirk de JONG, Hendrik KOBELL jr. and Mattheus SALLIETH). Atlas van de zeehavens der Bataafsche Republiek, die van Batavia en Onrust. Mitsgaders de afbeeldingen van de haring visscherij en de walvisch vangst. In een-en-dertig kunstplaaten naar het leven afgebeeld ...
Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, 1805. Large folio. With engraved title-page and 31 double-page engraved views (ca. 28.5 x 39.5 cm) showing Dutch harbours with a wide variety of sailing boats and ships. Modern half calf. Full description
€ 19,500
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Travels to the West Indies during the years 1521-1524.

[AA, Pieter van der]. Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen na Oost en West-Indiën, ... gedaan; zedert het jaar 1521 tot 1524 ... [volume 10].
Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, 1707.
Comprising:
(1) Vervolg der roemwaardige zee- en land-reysen des dapperen Ferdinand Cortes; aan de vaste kust van Mexico en Nieuw-Spaanje. Gedaan in 't jaar 1521, en vervolgens.
Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, 1706.(2) Drie verscheyde togten ter zee en te land in de West-Indien, gedaan in 't jaar 1523 en vervolgens. De eerste door Franciscus de Garay van Jamaica na Panuco; de tweede door Pedro d'Avarado van Mexico na Guatemala; de derde door Diego de Godoy; mede van Mexico.Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, 1707.
(3) Scheeps-togt van Johan de Verrazano, Florentyner, na Florida.Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, 1706.3 works in 1 volume. 8vo. With 15 engraved double-page plates and 4 engraved folding maps. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges. Full description
€ 2,500
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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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An early account of Timbuktu by an American sailor

[ADAMS, Robert (= Benjamin ROSE)]. Jongste en echte berigten betrekkelijk Tombuctoo en eenige andere nog onbezochte deelen der binnenlanden van Afrika.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp en Zoon, 1818. 8vo. With a folding engraved map (30.5 x 37.5 cm) of North Africa with the routes of Mungo Park and Robert Adams highlighted in colour. Contemporary boards. Full description
€ 1,500
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The Dutch Republic bans the export of military goods to territories under Spanish control

[AERSSEN, Cornelis van]. Placcaet vande Staten Generael der Vereenichde Nederlanden, inhoudende scherp verbodt van opte steden, havenen, ... onder t'gebiedt vanden Coninck van Spaingien, ... geen toevoer uyte Vereenichde Nederlanden te doen van salpeter, buspoeder, ...
The Hague, Aelbrecht Hendricksz., "1591" [=1591/94?]. Disbound. Full description
€ 650
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A breakdown of a 17th-century Dutch merchant ship

[ALLARD, Carel]. Verklaaring der letteren en getalen, aangewezen in het volmaakt schip.
Amsterdam, Mattheus Woortman (active: 1759-1767). Folio broadsheet (50 x 30 cm), with an engraving of a ship (image size: 15.5 x 21 cm) above (coloured by a contemporary hand), letterpress text below in 3 columns, and the imprint at the foot. Full description
€ 1,750
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Three letters written in 1539 on the Ottoman threat in the Mediterranean

ALVAREZ DE TOLEDO, Pedro and Maria OSORIO Y PIMENTEL. [Three letters to Ferrante Gonzaga, Viceroy of Sicily, two from Pedro Alvarez de Toledo and one from his wife Maria Osorio y Pimentel].
Andria (in the Kingdom of Naples), 13 August to 10 September 1539. Folio (21.5 x 30 cm).
(1) Letter in Italian, signed, from Pedro Alvarez de Toledo in Andria to Ferrante Gonzaga, 13 August 1539, with a 23 mm seal bearing Alvarez de Toledo's coat of arms (with a chain of flags) stamped on a slip of paper attached with red wax.
(2) Letter in Spanish, signed, from Pedro Alvarez de Toledo in Andria to Ferrante Gonzaga, 3 September 1539, with the 45 mm imperial armorial seal stamped on a slip of paper attached with red wax.
(3) Letter in Italian, signed, from Maria Osorio y Pimentel [in Andria] to Ferrante Gonzaga, 10 September 1539, with the remains of what appears to be her husband's 23 mm red wax seal.
Each letter, in brown ink, occupies one page, with the last page containing the address and the sender's seal. The two inside pages of the second and third letter are blank. Each formerly folded for posting, so that the address would have appeared on one side and the seal on the other. Full description
€ 15,000
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Topographic map of Paris, showing the new Séré de Rivières line

ANDRIVEAU-GOUJON, Eugène (editor). Environs de Paris dans un rayon de 30 kilomètres.
Paris, Eugène Andriveau-Goujon (printed by Erhard), 1889. Large folding engraved map (84 x 106 cm), colour-printed in outline with additional hand-colouring, drawn by Antoine and Calmelet and engraved by Charles Cornélis. The map has been divided into 36 sections and mounted on linen. Also with a protective cover of green cloth. Full description
€ 350
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Four pamphlets on the first Anglo-Dutch war and Admiral Tromp's role

[ANGLO-DUTCH WAR]. Engelschen alarm: of oorlogs-teyken.
Amsterdam, Hendrik van der Stegen, 1652.
With:
(2) Engelschen oorlog, . . .
Rotterdam, Jan van Dalen, 1652.
(3) TROMP, Maarten. Copie vande brief vanden manhaftigen Admirael Tromp aende . . . Staten Generael . . .
[Amsterdam?], 1652.
(4) Notabel proef-stuck, van de oude manhaftigheyt der Hollanders en Bataviers op zee, . . .
Haarlem, Dominicus Jansz. de Gaver, 1652. 4 works in 4 volumes. 4to. Ad 4 in later brown paper wrappers, the others disbound. Full description
€ 1,250
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Maritime atlas of the Middle East, Africa, Indian Ocean, East Indies, Far East and South Pacific
a magnificent display of colonial power ca. 1780

APRÈS DE MANNEVILLETTE, Jean-Baptiste d’. Le neptune oriental, ...
Paris, Antoine Guénard Demonville; Brest, Romain-Nicolas Malassis, 1775.
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(2) APRÈS DE MANNEVILLETTE, Jean-Baptiste d'. Supplément au neptune oriental, ...
Paris, Antoine Guénard Demonville; Brest, Romain-Nicolas Malassis, 1781.
2 text volumes bound as 1, plus 1 atlas volume. Imperial folio (55 x 42 cm). With engraved frontispiece and 72 large engraved nautical charts (33 double-page and 39 single-page, plate size about 50 x 68 and 48 x 35 cm). Uniform contemporary mottled, gold-tooled calf, with the crowned French royal arms on each board and "Conseil de la Marine" below it on each front board. Rebacked, with most of the original backstrips laid down.
(3) APRÈS DE MANNEVILLETTE, Jean-Baptiste d'. Instructions sur la navigation des Indes orientales et de la Chine, pour servir au Neptune oriental, dédié au roi ,...
Paris, Jean-Claude Dezauche (colophon: Brest, printed by Romain-Nicolas Malassis), 1775.
(4) APRÈS DE MANNEVILLETTE, Jean-Baptiste d'. Supplément au Neptune oriental, ...
Paris, Antoine Guénard Demonville; Brest, Romain-Nicolas Malassis, 1781.
Large 4to (26 x 21 cm). 2 volumes bound as 1. "Maroquin"-pattern sheepskin (ca. 1840?), gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 75,000
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A dissertation from Manilla's Jesuit University
on practical mathematics for the military

ARAYA, Fernando de. Conclusiones mathematicas, practicas, y especulativas defendidas en el principio del segundo año ... 
Manila, Nicolas de la Cruz Bagay, 1758. 4to. With engraved frontispiece equestrian portrait of Ferdinand VI, King of Spain and Emperor of the Indies. Contemporary salmon-coloured silk over flexible boards, preserved in modern portfolio. Full description
€ 8,750
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Rare print series by celebrated marine painter Ludolf Bakhuizen

BAKHUIZEN (BACKHUYSEN), Ludolf. d'Y Stroom, en zeegezichten.
Amsterdam, "1701" [= ca.  1751]. Foolscap oblong 1mo (33 x 42 cm). Engraved calligraphic title-page (16.5 x 23.8 cm), mezzotint portrait of Bakhuizen (18.5 x 14.4 cm), probably by Jacob Gole, with a 4-line Latin verse by Joan van Broekhuizen printed from a separate plate, and 10 etched plates, the first with a 6-line Dutch verse by Bakhuizen printed from a separate plate. The first plate measures 19.7 x 25.9 cm, the others ca. 17.5 x 23.5 cm. Loose sheets inserted in modern portfolio. Full description
€ 18,500
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Extremely rare account of the Battle of the Sound

[BALTIC SEA]. Confrontation oder Gegenhaltung dess Schwedischen von Hölsingör vom 8 Nov. St. N. datirten, zu Elbing aber gedruckten Schreibens, und dann der gründlichen Relation Einiger Holländischen Schipper welche den 27 Novemb. allhier in Dantzig auffgekommen und an Eydes statt den ganzten Verlauff der neulichen See-Schlacht zwischen Holländischen und Schwedischen Schiffs-Flotten im Sunde, auszgesaget haben.
[Danzig], 1758. 4to. Early 20th-century cloth-backed boards. Full description
€ 1,250
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Two masterpieces of Dutch hydraulic engineering

BARNARD, John Gross. Report on the North Sea Canal of Holland; and on the improvement of navigation from Rotterdam to the sea; to the chief of engineers, United States army. (Professional papers of the corps of engineers, U.S. army. No. 22).
Washington D.C., U.S. Government Printing Office, 1872. 4to. With 12 plates numbered as 11 (all but 1 folding and 1 printed in red and black). Further with a half title, title-page, preface, and list of plates. Contemporary brown half morocco, reddish-brown cloth sides gold-blocked with the title and the coat of arms of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Full description
€ 875
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Dutch edition of Barrow's Travels in China

BARROW, John. Reizen in China, ...
Haarlem, François Bohn, 1807-1809. 3 volumes. 8vo. With 10 engraved plates (6 folding, 1 double-page), the double-page plate with 2 portraits hand-coloured, 4 leaves with engraved music, and several woodcut and engraved illustrations in the text. Original publisher's boards. Full description
€ 950
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The mathematical problems of fortification

BECKER (VON HERVORD), Peter. Nieuwe manier van vestingbou, hoe men alle regulare en irregulare vestingen met hare buytenwerken na haer behoorlijke proportie, sonder eenige rekeninge, door den gemeenen cirkel op een nieuwe en gansch lichte manier tekenen, afsteken en opbouwen sal. Van nieuws van den autheur selve, met het offensive en defensive vermeerdert, en door de tabulae sinuum uytgerekent, en met nodige demonstratien en figuren allen liefhebbers deser kunst verrijkt.
Amsterdam, Joannes Janssonius van Waesberge, 1673. 8vo. With an engraved allegorical title-page, a letterpress title-page, 7 engraved plates (5 folding), 3 engraved illustrations in the text and 3 folding tables. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 3,500
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Oblong handbook of fortification design

BEHR, Johann Heinrich. Der aufs Neu-verschantzte Turenne oder gründlich alt- und neue Kriegs-Bau-Kunst.
Frankfurt and Leipzig, widow of Reinhard Wächtler, printed by Christoph Balthasar Lampe, 1690. Oblong 8vo (11 x 17 cm). With engraved frontispiece and 32 engraved plates. Contemporary calf. Full description
€ 3,500
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Italian translation of an important work on military and civic architecture,
with 54 aquatint plates

BÉLIDOR, Bernard Forest de. La scienza degli ingegneri nella direzione delle opere di fortificazione e d'architettura civile ... Seconda edizione con nuove aggiunte e correzioni.
Milan, Perelli and Mariani, 1840. 2 volumes (text and atlas). 4to. Atlas volume with 54 aquatint plates, all double-page except 3 folding plates and 2 single-page. Contemporary half sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 1,250
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Jamestown on the island Saint Helena, seen in 1805, painted in oils on brass

[BELLASIS, George Hutchins, after]. [Jamestown, Saint Helena, seen from the sea in 1805].
[Place of production unknown, ca. 1815? after an 1806 print]. Oil painting on a thin brass plate (11.5 x 15.5 cm) showing the town of Jamestown on the island Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean, with 2 ships and a smaller sailboat in the bay before the town, the fortress on the promontory to the left, the houses, governor's residence and church in the centre with the valley and mountains behind. In an ebonized wooden frame and gilt inner frame (24 x 27.5 cm). Full description
€ 7,500
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Rare contemporary compilation of official accounts of Napoleon's campaign in Egypt

BERTHIER, Louis-Alexandre and Napoleon BONAPARTE. Relation des expéditions d'Egypte et de Syrie, de la bataille d'Aboukir et de la reprise du fort de ce nom, par les troupes de la République Française, commandées par le célèbre Général Bonaparte.
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BERTHIER, Louis-Alexandre. Éxpedition de Syrie.
BONAPARTE, Napoleon. Bataille d'Aboukir.
BONAPARTE, Napoleon. Reprise du fort d'Aboukir.
Paris, Pelletié, an VIII [=1799/1800]. 8vo. Modern half calf, original paste-paper boards. Full description
€ 5,500
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Lovely commemoration of the Imperial success against the French at Acqui Terme in Piedmont,
printed in gold and in a gold-brocade wrapper

BIORCI, Guido. Applausi poetici alla vera rigenerazione del Piemonte operata nel 1799. Dalla divina provvidenza col celebre valore delle armi Austro-Russe.
Acqui Terme (between Torino and Genoua), Giovanni Francesco Arcasio, [1799?]. 4to. With woodcut arms on first leaf. Printed in gold throughout. Gold-brocade decorated paper wrappers, showing an embossed floral pattern with hunters, a wild boar, deer and dogs scattered through it, in gold, orange, yellow, lavendar and blue. In modern clamshell box. Full description
€ 4,000
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Only known copy of a Calcutta lithograph of English boats fighting pirates near Singapore
drawn by the English ship’s surgeon, probably an eye-witness

BLAND, William. Boats of H.M's S. Wolf, commanded by Lieutt. J.A. Macdonald attacking Malay pirates, at Point Romania, 24th March 1836.
Calcutta, Asiatic Lithographic Press (Thomas Black), 1837. Large oblong folio? (33.5 x 47 cm). Lithographed maritime view on wove paper (dimensions to the thin-line border 27.5 x 45.5 cm), showing H.M.S. Wolf's pinnace and cutter, and British East India Company's ship Zephyr's gunboat fighting 18 Malayan perahus, while the rescued Asian ship Mas Judal Bahar and the Wolf and Zephyr look on from the horizon. Full description
€ 7,950
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Mutiny on the Bounty in Swedish

BLIGH, William. Engelske capitainens Wilhelm Blighs resa, genom Södra Werlds-Hafvet, tolf hundrade sjömil i öpen bät, frän Tofoa till Timor.
Including: Nyaste tidningar frän Otahiti.
Uppsala, Joh. Edmans Enka, 1792. 12mo. Contemporary blue stiff paper wrappers. Full description
€ 2,450
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Compelling account of shipwreck and survival

BONTEKOE, Willem Ysbrantsz. Journael ofte gedenckwaerdige beschrijvinge van de Oost-Indische reyse. Begrijpende veel wonderlijcke en ghevaerlijcke saecken hem daer in weder-varen. Begonnen den 18. December 1618. en vol-eynd den 16. November 1625. Waer by gevoegd is het Journael van Dirck Albertsz Raven, als oock verscheyden gedenckwaerdige geschiedenissen, op veel plaetsen verbetert en een groot deel vermeerdert.
Amsterdam, Joost Hartgers, 1648. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With a double-page engraved plate with 6 views of the ship at fire and in a storm, the islands St. Mary, Samatra and Princes Eyland, and an image of flying fishes. Modern marbled wrappers. Full description
€ 6,500
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18th-century sales poster for the galleon "De Maria"

BONTEKONINGH, Joannes and Dirk (brokers). ... presenteeren (uyt der hand) te verkoopen, een extraordinary welbezeylt galjoot-schip, genaamt De Maria: is in 't jaar 1711 nieuw uytgehaalt,... en tegenwoordigh in de Nieuwe Zyds Waal, agter de Oude Stads Herbergh, is leggende.
Amsterdam, Karel van Rijschooten II, [ca. 1750]. Half-sheet (ca. 32.5 x 21 cm). Tipped onto a piece of paperboard. Full description
€ 1,500
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Conquest of Mexico & Central America in 42 large plates & portraits

BOUTTATS, Gaspar & Pieter Baltasar. [Portraits and historical scenes from the conquest of Mexico and Central America].
[Brussels, Antwerp, ca. 1675-1700]. Folio. Collection of 42 engraved portraits and historical scenes (plus one repeat), (ca. 22 x 18 cm), relating to the Spanish and Portuguese conquest of Mexico and Central America in the 16th century, some signed by Gaspar (Caspar) and Pieter Baltasar Bouttats. In several different elaborate engraved borders. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 11,000
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Navigating the waters around Texel

BRANDLIGT, Laurens. Scylla en Charybdis; behelzende een project, ter verbetering der zeegaten en het vaarwater van Texel, en aanwinning van eenige duizend morgen land.
Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, Laurens Brandligt, 1780. 8vo. With 4 folding engraved maps and 1 folding engraved plate. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 2,750
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Biography of the great Dutch naval hero Admiral Michiel de Ruyter
Large paper copy of the first edition

BRANDT, Geeraert. Het leven en bedryf van den heere Michiel de Ruiter.
Amsterdam, for Wolfgang, Waesberge, Boom, van Someren and Goethals, 1687 (engraved title-page: printed by Pieter and Joan Blaeu, 1686). Folio (34.5 x 22.5 cm). With engraved title-page, engraved portrait of De Ruyter, 7 engraved double-page plates by Sebastiaen Stoopendaal and 1 engraved plate by Joseph Mulder. Late 18th-century calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 3,750
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First French edition of the biography of the great Dutch naval hero Admiral Michiel de Ruyter

BRANDT, Geeraert. La vie de Michel de Ruiter duc, chevalier, lieutenant amiral général de Hollande & de Oüest-Frise. Où est comprise l'histoire maritime des Provinces Unies, depuis l'an 1652. jusques à 1676. Traduite du hollandois ...
Amsterdam, Pieter and Joan Blaeu for Waesberge, Boom, Van Someren and Goethals, 1698. Folio. With engraved frontispiece, full-page engraved portrait, 7 double-page engraved plates by Bastiaen Stoopendaal, and 1 full-page engraved plate by J. Mulder. Early 18th-century calf, gold-tooled board edges. Full description
€ 2,500
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Rare unrecognised second edition of the first handbook for ship’s pilots in training
with more than 120 diagrams and other illustrations

BROUCK (BROECKE), Jan vanden. Instructie der zee-vaert, door de gheheele werelt, … Met een practijck, om door een nieu-ghe-inventeert instrument 'tvoornaemste vanden celester globus in planum te brengen: ...
Rotterdam, Abraham Migoen, [1610]. Small 4to (19.5 x 15 cm). With a woodcut device on the title-page; and 2 engraved and about 120 woodcut illustrations (mostly diagrams), all on integral leaves, including 7 full-page. Vellum (ca. 1700). Full description
€ 18,000
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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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16th-century print series with more than 450 costumes from around the world

[BRUYN, Abraham de]. Omnium pene Europae, Asiae, Aphricae atque Americae gentium habitus. | Habits de diverses nations de l[']Europe, Asie, Afrique et Ameriqe[!].| Trachtenbuch: Der furnembsten Nationen und Volcker Kleydungen beyde Manns und Weybs personen in Europa Asia Africa und America.
[Antwerp, successors to] Joos de Bosscher, [ca. 1600]. Engraved print series with title-page, a leaf with a 10-line verse about clothing, a leaf with 2 portraitsm, and 61 costume plates (numbered 1-58 plus 28.1, 28.2 and 28.3).
With: (2) [BRUYN, Abraham de]. Exhibemus hoc libello Romani Pontificis, Episcoporum, Monachorum, aliorumque sacerdotum, quorum aliquid scire potuimus, imagines.
Antwerp, [successors to] Joos de Bosscher, "1581" [= ca. 1600]. Engraved print series with title-page and 18 numbered costume plates. 2 works in 1 volume. Small oblong 1mo (25.5 x 36.5 cm). 19th-century half red goatskin morocco, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 11,500
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Piracy and shipwrecks: travelling to the Indies via the Cape of Good Hope in the 18th century

BUCQUOY, Jacob de. Sechzehenjährige Reise nach Indien; Aus dem Holländischen nach der 2. Ausg. übersetzt: Nebst einem Auszuge aus Jakob Frankens unglücklichen Reise in den Jahren 1756-1760.
Leipzig, Christian Gottlob Hilscher, 1771. 8vo. With 2 folding engraved plates (a map of the coast of Malabar & Coromandel, and a map & coastal view). Modern mottled boards with grey label on spine. Full description
€ 2,950
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How to win a war with arithmetic

[BUSSCHE, Alexandre van den]. L'arithmetique militaire ... departie en deux livres. ... A la fin du second livre se trouveront plusieurs advertissemens, conseils, & sentences militaires des antiques, & modernes.
Paris, Gilles Gourbin, [1571/72]. 4to. With Gourbin's woodcut device on title-page, woodcut diagrams in the text. French maroon morocco (ca. 1900), gold-tooled spine title, gold fillets on board edges and turn-ins, signed "MISSOL". Full description
€ 4,500
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The advantages of steam vessels, with 5 large folding plans

CAMPAIGNAC, Antoine Bernard. De l'état actuel de la navigation par la vapeur et des améliorations dont les navires et appareils a vapeur marins sont susceptibles; suivi de notes explicatives, tableaux, projets, etc.
Paris, L. Mathias (back of half-title: printed by Guiraudet & Jouaust), 1842. 4to. With 5 large engraved folding plans and a letterpress folding table. Contemporary green half sheepskin, gold- and blind-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,250
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Magnificent engraving of the 1661 mosaic floor map of the world in 2 hemispheres
Incorporating Tasman's discoveries not otherwise published for decades

[PLAN - AMSTERDAM CITY HALL]. [CAMPEN, Jacob van]. Le pavé de la grand' sale des bourgeois.
[Amsterdam, Gerard Valk, 1719]. Very large engraved folding plan comprising 1 1/2 sheets (measuring 46 x 83 cm as assembled), engraved by Danckert Danckertsz. and his father after drawings by Jacob Vennekool, including the two hemispheres of the world map and a celestial map of the constellations of the northern hemisphere (each 10 cm in diameter). Full description
€ 2,500
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Misconduct at Basra by VOC resident

[CANTER, Frans]. Deductie gedaan ... uit den name ende van wegens bewindhebberen van de Oost-Indische Compagnie ter kamer Amsterdam, eerst requiranten van appoinctement van anticipatie, en nu gedaagdens by mandament van revisie, ter eenre, op ende jegens Aaltje Fransse, weduwe van Cornelis Canter, Jan Canter, en Hendrik van Greuningen, als in huwelyk hebbende Anna Canter, zeggende te zyn moeder, broeder,, en zwager respective, van Frans Canter, alle wonende te Amsterdam, ...
[Amsterdam, 1752]. Folio (31.5 x 20.5 cm). Bound as sewn; the back of the last page has a letterpress title, which upon folding served as a title-wrapper.
With: (2) Missive van de bewindhebberen van de generale Neederlandsche geoctroyeerde Oostindische Compagnie ter vergadering van Seeventienen.
[Amsterdam, 1758]. Folio (33 x 21 cm). Bound as sewn. Full description
€ 3,500
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Offensive defence by the "organizer of victory"

CARNOT, Lazare. De la défense des places fortes, ouvrage composé... pour l'instruction des élèves du corps du génie;... troisième edition.
Paris, widow of Courcier, 1812. Large 4to (25 x 20 cm). With 11 folding engraved plates. Contemporary boards, covered with decorated paper; recased, with later endpapers. Full description
€ 700
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Dutch corvette attacked by daimyo opposed to foreigners in Japan
First edition with 5 tinted maps

CASEMBROOT, François de. De Medusa in de wateren van Japan, in 1863 en 1864.
The Hague, Van Cleef brothers, 1865. 8vo. With wood-engraved device on title-page and 5 tinted lithographed folding maps. Modern half sheepskin, with the original publisher's wrappers (with Dutch flag on front and back, coloured by hand) bound in. Full description
€ 3,750
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Only known copy of the first and only edition of a 1792 treaty between Russia and Prussia

CATHERINE THE GREAT, Tsarina. [Title in Russian followed on the same page by:] Traité d'alliance défensive entre sa majesté l'Impératrice de toutes les Russies et sa majesté le Roi de Prusse conclu signé à St. Petersbourg le 27 Juillet/7 Aout 1792.
[St Petersburg, Imperial Printing Office, 1792]. Folio (31 x 21 cm). Treaty between Russia and Prussia in Russian and French in 2 parallel columns in cyrillic (left) and roman (right) types. Side stitched, with the spine covered in contemporary blue-grey paper. Full description
€ 3,250
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Treaty on the Dutch and Portuguese commerce and territories in Ceylon

[CEYLON]. Provisioneel en[de] particulier tractaet, ... tusschen de heer Francisco de Sousa Continho, raedt ende ambassadeur vanden ... coningh van Portugael ... ende de heeren gedeputeerden vande ... Staten Generael ... aengaende de controversie over de jurisdictie ende territorie van 't fort Galle, etc.
The Hague, Widow and heirs of Hillebrant Jacobsz van Wouw, 1645. 4to. With the woodcut arms of the States General (lion with sword and 7 arrows) in an elaborately decorated cartouche with military attributes on title-page. Modern black paper wrappers. Full description
€ 750
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First edition of a teaty on the Dutch and Portuguese commerce and territories in Ceylon

[CEYLON]. Provisioneel ende particulier tractaet, ... tusschen de heer Francisco de Sousa Continho, raedt ende ambassadeur van den doorluchtighsten grootmachtigen Coninck van Portugael, ...; ende de heeren ghedeputeerden vande hooch mogende heeren Staten Generael vande Vereenichde Nederlandtsche Provincien, etc. aengaende de controversie over de jurisdictie ende territorie van 't Fort Galle [in Ceylon], etc. [At head:] Translaet uyt het Latijn inde Nederlantsche tale.
The Hague, widow and heirs of Hillebrant Jacobsz van Wouw, 1645. 4to. With the woodcut arms of the States General (lion with sword and 7 arrows) in an elaborately decorated cartouche with military attributes on title-page and woodcut initial on first page. Never bound and with the bolts unopened, making a folded full sheet. Full description
€ 475
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Provisional agreement between the Netherlands and Portugal over Ceylon

[CEYLON]. Provisioneel ende particulier tractaet, gemaeckt, gearresteert ende besloten in 's Graven-Hage, den 27. Martii, 1645. tusschen de heer Francisco de Zousa Continho, raedt ende ambassadeur van den doorluchtighsten grootmachtigen Koningh van Portugael, Algarves, &c. ...; ende de … Staten Generael van de Vereenighde Nederlandtsche Provincien, &c. aengaende de controversie over de jurisdictie ende territorie van 't Fort Galle [in Ceylon], &c.   
The Hague widow and heirs of Hillebrandt Jacobsz. van Wouw, 1645 [= The Hague, Paulus Scheltus, ca. 1697?]. 4to. Modern plain-paper wrapper. Full description
€ 300
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First and only German edition, with new and more extensive illustrations

CHASSELOUP-LAUBAT, François, Marquis de. Versuche über einige Theile der Artillerie und der Befestigungskunst, ... Aus dem Französischen übersetzt und mit einem Nachtrage begleitet, von Ignaz Rueber, ... Mit neun Kupfertafeln.
Vienna, J.G. Heubner, 1826. 8vo. With 9 large folding engraved plates (I-IX) with 117 numbered figures (1-74 & 1-43). Near contemporary (ca. 1835?) half calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 850
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12 delicate Chinese pith paintings

[CHINESE WATERCOLOURS]. [Album with 12 Chinese watercolours].
[China, 19th century]. Oblong album (23.5 x 33.5 cm) with 12 delicate gouache and watercolour paintings on so-called rice paper (each ca. 19 x 28 cm), mounted on the album's leaves, each painting framed with strips of blue silk ribbon backed with paper attached at the corners. Embroidered binding (1917 or earlier), green braided ties. Full description
€ 4,800
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The first principles of fortification, for the young engineer,
with 36 folding plates

CLAIRAC, Louis André de. L'ingenieur de campagne, ou traité de la fortification passagere.
Paris, Charles-Antoine Jombert (colophon: printed by Jacques Guerin), 1749. 4to. With 36 folding engraved plates by Claude Charles Riolet and an engraved armorial vignette at the head of the dedication. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 750
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Catechism of navigation

CLEEFF, Jacob van. Catechismus der zeevaartkunde, of vragen en oefeningen over het beschouwende en werkdadige der stuurmanskunst; ...
Groningen, J. Oomkens, 1840. 8vo. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers, with at the back an advertisement for 6 other works by Van Cleeff. Full description
€ 1,250
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The principles of navigation

CLEEFF, Jacob van. Catechismus der zeevaartkunde, of vragen en oefeningen over het beschouwende en werkdadige der stuurmanskunst; ... Tweede verbeterde en met antwoorden vermeerderde uitgaaf.
Groningen, M. Smit, 1846. 8vo. With woodcut vignette on title-page. Original publisher's stiff printed paper wrappers, with at the back an advertisement for 6 other works by Van Cleeff. Full description
€ 950
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A rare pocket atlas for officers and travellers, with 25 maps

CLEYNHENS, Bernardus. Accuraat geografisch kaart-boekje of zak-atlas van het keyzerryk en geheel Duytsland, de Oostenrykse Nederlanden, …
Haarlem, Bernardus Cleynhens, [ca. 1747?]. Small 8vo (16 x 10 cm). With 25 double-page engraved maps (2 overview maps), and an engraved plate with 8 scales, all hand-coloured, partly in outline. Half textured red cloth (ca. 1860?). Full description
€ 5,000
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A landmark in the history of fortification, with 17 large fortification plans and related figures

COEHOORN, Menno van. Nieuwe vestingbouw, op een natte of lage horisont; welke op driederleye manieren getoont wordt in 't fortificeren der binnengroote van de Fransche royale ses-hoek, waar in de sterkte der hedendaagsche drooge- aan de natte-grachten gevonden wordt: als mede hoe men tegenwoordig langs een zee of rivier fortificeert, en op wat manier men daar behoorde te bouwen. ...
Leeuwarden, Hendrik Rintjes, 1685. Folio (32.5 x 20 cm). With 17 engraved figures (mostly fortification plans) labelled A-R on plates of various sizes, mostly double-page or folding. Contemporary or near contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 9,500
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“The most important Dutch collection of travel literature” with 232 engraved plates

[COMMELIN, Isaac]. Begin ende voortgangh, van de Vereenighde Nederlantsche Geoctroyeerde Oost-Indische Compagnie. Vervatende de voornaemste reysen, by de inwoonderen der selver provincien derwaerts gedaen.
[Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius], 1646. 2 volumes. Oblong 4to (18.5 x 23.5 cm). With 2 engraved frontispieces and 230 engraved plates, including a folding world map, folding map of the East Indies, maps, views, plans and other illustrations. 18th-century mottled calf, richly gold-tooled spines. Professional restorations to the hinges, ends of the spine and to the extremities of the boards; although they are done in sheepskin, they remain subtle. Full description
€ 58,000
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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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On the sales of arms and arms deals in the Middle East

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS. New perspectives on the Persian Gulf. Hearings before the subcommittee on the Near East and South Asia of the committee on foreign affairs, house of representatives, ninety-third congress, first session. June 6, July 17, 23, 24, and November 28, 1973.
Washington, U.S. Government printing office, 1973. 8vo (23.5 x 15 cm). With a small map of the Persian Gulf. Original printed paper wrappers. Full description
€ 2,500
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On "the escalating level of arms sales to Gulf states"

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS. The Persian Gulf, 1975: the continuing debate on arms sales. Hearings before the special subcommittee on investigations of the committee on international relations, house of representatives, ninety-fourth congress, first Session. June 10, 18, 24 and July 29, 1975.
Washington, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1976. 8vo. Original printed paper wrappers. Full description
€ 2,500
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Extensively illustrated guide to seamanship

COMTE, Pieter le. Praktikale zeevaartkunde en theoretische kennis, voor handel en scheepvaart.
Amsterdam, widow of Gerard Hulst van Keulen, 1842. 2 parts in 1 volume. Large 4to (27 x 25 cm). With numerous tables in text and 121 engraved plates (numbered I-CXX plus LIII A), showing 684 numbered illustrations (1 coloured by hand) all engraved by D. Veelwaard after drawings by Le Comte. Modern brown morocco. Full description
€ 1,500
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Naval poems and songs from the Franco-Dutch War

COOPMAN, Ocke Jeyes. Zee-clio, of gedichten in 's lants vloot gemaeckt in de jaren 1672, en 1673.
Amsterdam, Carel Allard, [ca. 1673]. 4to. With the woodcut device of the Amsterdam admiralty on title-page (Dutch garden guarded by a lion holding two anchors), 3 woodcut decorated initials (1 series). Modern half calf, marbled sides. Full description
€ 1,500
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Untrimmed copy of a great fortification manual, with 40 folding plates

[CORMONTAINGNE, Louis de]. Architecture militaire, ou L'art de fortifier, ... Premier[- seconde] partie.
The Hague, Jean Neaulme, Adriaen Moetjens II, 1741. 2 volumes bound as 1. Royal 4to (30.5 x 24 cm). With 40 numbered engraved folding plates with fortification plans (24 double-page and 16 larger full-sheet). Late 18th-century(?) mottled half calf. Full description
€ 2,500
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The French fortification manual that finally succeeded Vauban’s, with 55 plates

CORMONTAINGNE, Louis de. Oeuvres posthumes ... Tome premier[-second] [& troisième].
Comprising:
(1) Mémorial pour la fortification permanente et passagère. ...
(2) Mémorial pour l'attaque des places. ...
(3) Mémorial pour la défense des places, faisant suite au mémorial pour l'attaque, ...
Paris, Charles Barrois (vol. II: Denis-Simon Magimel) (back of title-page vol. I & colophon vol. III: printed by H. Perronneau; back of title-page vol. II: printed by Demonville), 1809, 1815, 1806. 3 volumes. 8vo. With 55 engraved folding plates, 3 folding tables and additional tables in the text. Contemporary, uniform half tree calf, gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 2,000
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Nice Italian atlas of the Dutch Republic and its possessions overseas

CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. Teatro della Guerra. Il Belgio Confederato.
[Venice, 1706]. Oblong 8vo (leaves 19.1 x 25.5 cm). With 127 engraved plates: 2 general titles (transcribed together to give the title above), and 10 part-titles, folding portrait of the English King and Dutch Stadtholder William III, 2 plates with coats of arms, 11 full-page maps, 53 plates with 75 plans of cities and fortifications (including 1 repeat), 33 plates with 50 city views, 8 plates with views of buildings, 3 of tombs of naval heroes, 3 costume plates and a view of a wind cart on the beach. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 12,500
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A critical account of Formosa and its loss by the VOC in 1662

[COYETT, Frederic]. 't Verwaerloosde Formosa, of waerachtig verhael, hoedanigh door verwaerloosinge der Nederlanders in Oost-Indien, het eylant Formosa, van den Chinesen mandorijn, ende zeerover Coxinja, overrompelt, vermeestert, ende ontweldight is geworden.
Amsterdam, Jan Claesz. ten Hoorn, Michiel Pieters, 1675. 3 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With an etched frontispiece including a map of Formosa and view of the Dutch fortress there, and 8 etched views on 7 plates. Modern vellum. Full description
€ 22,500
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Governor-General Daendel's rule in the Dutch East Indies

DAENDELS, Herman Willem. Staat der Nederlandsche Oostindische bezittingen, onder het bestuur van der gouverneur-generaal Herman Willem Daendels, ridder, luitenant-generaal, &c. in de jaren 1808-1811.
The Hague, (colophon: Hendrik van Teeckelenburgh and the Van Cleef brothers), 1814. 4 volumes. Folio. With a small portrait of Daendels mounted on the half-title of the first volume. Contemporary boards. Full description
€ 5,500
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Important collection of travel accounts regarding early Pacific exploration,
by Captain Cook’s leading rival

DALRYMPLE, Alexander. An historical collection of the several voyages and discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean. Vol. I: being chiefly a literal translation from the Spanish writers. [-II: containing the Dutch voyages].
London, for the author, sold by J. Nourse, T. Payne, P. Elmsley, 1770-1771. 2 volumes bound as 1. 4to. With 16 engraved plates (11 folding) including 4 large folding maps and sea charts, numerous smaller maps, coastal profiles and topographic and other views, a few signed by J. Collyer. Some plates include 2 views and 1 contains 4 coastal profiles. Lacking the half-title to vol. 1, but with the text and all plates complete.18th-century gold-tooled tan calf. Full description
€ 12,500
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17th-century auction poster of the galleon "Stadt Sant Malo", built & auctioned in Amsterdam

DANSER, Claas and Jacob ABRABANEL (brokers). … presenteeren by openbare opveylinge aen de meest daer voor biedende te verkopen, een extraordinary sterck gebouwt en welbezeylt boeyer galjoot-schip, genaemt de Stadt Sant Malo, is in 't jaar 1685 nieuw uytgehaalt.
Amsterdam, Hendrik Boterenbroot, [1699]. 4to broadside (ca. 34.5 x 21 cm). Full description
€ 875
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Extensive history of the Portuguese in the East

DANVERS, Frederick Charles. The Portuguese in India, being a history of the rise and decline of their eastern empire.
London, W.H. Allen and Co., 1894. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a frontispiece in each volume, volume 1 with 10 plates (5 folding or double-page); volume 2 with 9 plates (6 folding or double-page); including several maps. Original publisher's light blue cloth. Full description
€ 1,750
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Transcriptions of letters written during first years of the East India Company

DANVERS, Frederick Charles (introduction) and William FOSTER. Letters received by the East India Company from its servants in the East, transcribed from the 'original correspondence' series of the India office records.
London, Sampson Low, Marston & Comapny, 1896-1902. 6 volumes. 8vo. With each title-page printed in red and black. Original publisher's blue cloth, with the arms of the East India Company in gold on front cover and title in gold on the spines. Full description
€ 4,850
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Manuscript fortification plan of Sluis, signed by Napoleon's future Minister of War

DEJEAN, Jean-François-Aimé. Plan de la ville de l'Ecluse et de l'attaque de cette place par les Français.
[Netherlands, ca. 1800]. Manuscript fortification plan (54 x 49.5 cm) in ink on paper, with watercolour in green and red. With large panel at lower right with keys to important locations and the locations of the troops during the attack and title in large panel at the head. Scale ca. 1:9500. Signed "Vu Dejean". Full description
€ 2,250
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Manuscript fortification plan of Geertruidenberg, signed by future minister under Napoleon

DEJEAN, Jean-François-Aimé. Plan de Gertruidenberg et de l'attaque de cette place par les Français. N. L'attaque a été commencée le 22 nivose an 3me. Rép. (11 janvier 1795) et la garnison s'est rendue prisonnière de guerre le 29 nivose (18 janvier 95 vieux stile).
[Netherlands, ca. 1800]. Manuscript fortification plan (49 x 61.6 cm) on paper in ink and green and red watercolour. With large frame in the bottom left with keys to important locations, including the locations of the troops during the attack. Signed "Vu Dejean". Full description
€ 2,250
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Extensive hunting and fishing dictionary

[DELISLE DE SALES, Jean-Baptiste-Claude]. Dictionnaire théorique et pratique de chasse et de pêche.
Paris, Son of J.B.G. Musier, 1769. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a small engraved illustration on the title-page of each part, one showing a hunting scene, the other a fishing/angling scene. Contemporary marbled paper wrappers. Full description
€ 350
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The conquest of Spain by the Moors and a biography of its Islamic ruler Almanzor

DE LUNA, Miguel. Histoire des deux conquestes d'Espagne par les Mores, … Par Abdulcacim Tarif Abentarique, … Avec la description de l'Espagne, …, la vie du grand Almansor par Ali Abensufian, et quelques lettres & pieces originales.
Paris, Widow of François Muguet, 1708. 12mo. Contemporary mottled calf, with richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 2,500
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In the wake of Napoleon: an important work on Egypt

DENON, Dominique Vivant. Reize in Opper- en Neder- Egipte, gedurende den veldtocht van Bonaparte. Uit het Fransch door Herm. Bosscha met de voornaamste platen.
Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1803-1805. 3 volumes. 8vo. With 2 folding engraved maps of Lower and Upper Egypt after Denon by C. van Baarsel, 41 numbered plates (39 folding, 2 full-page and including 5 bis plates), engraved by Vinkeles and Vrijdag after the original drawings by Denon, and a folding letterpress leaf with Greek writing and the Dutch translation. Contemporary half calf. Full description
€ 1,850
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Richly illustrated work on fortification,
with 148 engravings

DESPREZ DE SAINT-SAVIN, Pierre-Samuel. Nouvelle ecole militaire, ou la fortification moderne, divisée en quatre parties, ornée de cent-cinquante [recté 148] planches en taille-douce...
Paris, P.G. le Mercier, 1735. Oblong 8vo (13 x 19.5 cm). With an engraved frontispiece and 148 engravings, many nearly full-page. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,250
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12 albumen prints showing Paris after the Franco-Prussian War,
including 9 by the French photographer Disdéri

DISDÉRI, André. [Collection of 12 photographs of Paris and surroundings just after the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871)].
[Paris], André Disdéri, 1871. Seven albumen print by Disdéri (measuring 10/20 x 29 cm), mounted onto blue stiff paper leaves, with a caption in pencil in the left foot corner; three albumen prints, each mounted onto a white stiff paper leaf, including one by A. Serrault with printed text underneath; and two small portraits of carte de visite format (89 x 54 mm), probably by Disdéri, mounted together on one stiff paper leaf. Full description
€ 1,250
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Seminal work on Dutch methods of fortification,with illustrated title-page and 68 double-page plates

DÖGEN, Matthias. L'architecture militaire moderne, ou fortification.Including: ... la partie qui concerne l'attaque & la deffance.
Amsterdam, Lowijs Elzevier, 1648. Folio. With an integral engraved, illustrated general title-page, 68 (of 70) double-page engraved plates: 28 (of 29) instructional plates A-Ff , showing plans, elevations, sections and equipment, and 40 (of 41) unnumbered fortification plans of numerous cities. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gold-tooled spine and board edges. Full description
€ 4,800
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Seminal work on Dutch methods of fortification, with illustrated title-page and 69 double-page plates

DÖGEN, Matthias. Heutiges tages übliche Kriges Bau-kunst...
Including: DÖGEN, Matthias. Streit-bau-Kunst, ...
Amsterdam, Lowijs Elzevier, 1648. Folio (31 x 21 cm). With engraved title-page, 29 (A-Ff) and 40 (of 41, unnumbered) double-page engraved plates. With 3 unsigned quires (together 20 pp.) with letterpress tables of data made for this edition, but lacking in many copies. Lacking the unnumbered double-page engraved plate of "Nova Palma" as in many copies. Contemporary or near contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 6,500
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Francis Drake’s failed attempt to depose the King of Spain and Portugal

DRAKE, Francis (subject). Brevis & fida narratio, et continuatio rerum omnium a Drako et Norreysio (post ex Occidentalibus Insulis, reditum) in sua expeditione Portugallensi singulis diebus gestarum.
Frankfurt am Main, Paul Brachfeldt, 1590. 4to. With the woodcut arms on the title-page, the upper related to that of Queen Elizabeth of England and the lower that of King Philip I of Portugal (Philip II of Spain), each supported by putti, a full-page woodcut standing soldier with sword and spear, perhaps intended as Francis Drake. Gold-tooled green morocco (2nd half of 19th century). Full description
€ 18,000
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The stranded whale of Ostend dissected

DUBAR, J. Ostéographie de la baleine échouée a l'est du port d'Ostende, le 4 novembre 1827; précédée d'une notice sur la découverte et la dissection de ce Cétacée.
Brussels, Laurent Frères, 1828. 8vo. With 13 folding lithographed plates depicting bones of the whale, all after Bossuet and lithographed by Jobard. Modern black half calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,800
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Boxer's copy of the classic history of the Dutch East Indies

DU BOIS, Johann Peter Isaak. Vies des gouverneurs généraux, avec l'abrégé de l'histoire des etablissemens Hollandois aux Indes Orientales; …
The Hague, Pieter de Hondt, 1763. Royal 4to (30.5 x 24.5 cm). With title-page printed in red and black; 34 engraved plates, namely 25 maps and plans (20 folding), including plans of Nagasaki (incl. Decima), Batavia, Amboina, and maps of Java, Australia, Ceylon, the Cape of Good Hope, Bali, etc., 8 folding views of Ternate, Neira, Amboina, Point de Galle, Malaka, Samboupo, Batavia and the slaughter of the Chinese at Batavia and 1 giving the text of the Lord's Prayer in Sinhalese; 1 engraved allegorical headpiece and 28 numbered engravings heading the biographies, each with the portrait and coat of arms of the relevant Gouvernor-General of the Dutch East Indies, flanked by merchantile, maritime and military attributes. Contemporary half red sheepskin. Full description
€ 5,500
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Naval convoys for merchant ships; import and export taxes on 430 goods,
under the short-lived British governorship of the Netherlands

DUDLEY, Robert, Earl of Leicester. Placcaet op tstuck vande convoyen (mitsgaders licenten, …) ghedaen … by zyne Excellentie, tot Utrecht den laetsten Aprilis, anno. M. D. LXXXVI.
Utrecht, widow of Coenraet Henricksz, 1586.
With: (2) DUDLEY, Robert, Earl of Leicester. [Incipit:] ¶ Robert, Grave van Leycester …, allen … die deze … sullen sien oft hooren lesen saluyt. Alsoo …: so ist dat wy … goet … geacht hebben, alle de … lysten vanden goedere[n] gaende naer … vreemde lande[n], …, te redigeren en[de] dresseren in ee[n] sijste[! = lijste], ....
(Colophon: Utrecht, printed by Hendrick van Borculo, [1586]). 2 works sewn together. 4to. Disbound. Full description
€ 750
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Enslaved in northern Africa for 34 years

DUMONT, Pierre Joseph and Jacques Salbigoton QUESNÉ. Narrative of thirty-four years slavery and travels in Africa.
London, printed for Richard Philips and co. (back of title-page: printed by G. Sidney), 1819. 8vo. With a engraved frontispiece with a portrait of Dumont. Later green paper wrappers. Full description
€ 600
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9 letters from one of the leading naval figures of the 19th century

DUPERRÉ, Admiral Guy-Victor. [9 autograph letters, signed, mostly from the writer's time as Préfet maritime in Brest].
Brest, 22 February 1819 - 18 June 1829. Folio and 4to. Autograph letters in French, written in brown ink on single and double leaves of several laid and wove paper stocks.
With: (2) GHÉMAR, Louis-Joseph. Duperré [lithographic portrait].
Brussels, Charles Hen (printed by P. Degobert), dated 1842 by the artist. Full description
€ 7,500
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Wood and its application in naval architecture

[DUPUY DE LÔME, Stanislas Charles Henri]. Instruction sur les bois de marine et leur application aux constructions navales.Including:
Tarif pour la recette et le classement des bois de construction.
Tarif A [-Tableau B].
Paris, Arthus Bertrand (colophon part 2: printed by Firmin Didot; part 3: printed by the widow Bouchard-Huzard), [1859]. 4to. With 58 numbered plates, including 42 engraved (3 folding) and 16 chromolithographed, 6 numbered full-page woodcut illustrations on integral leaves and 5 wood-engraved mathematical figures in text. Contemporary green cloth. Full description
€ 2,750
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Annual report of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce, luxuriously bound for presentation

[DUTCH EAST INDIES]. Verslag over het jaar 1867, zamengesteld door de kamer van koophandel en nijverheid te Batavia.
Batavia, Bruining & Wijt, 1868. 8vo. With 3 folding tables. Contemporary richly gold-blocked red sheepskin, front board with the dedication: "Aan Zijne Excellentie den Gouverneur Generaal van Nederlandsch Indië", gilt edges; rebacked with the original backstrip laid down; new endpapers. Full description
€ 1,250
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Three pamphlets on peace

[DUTCH REPUBLIC - POLITICS]. Tractaet van vrede, tusschen de Heeren Staten Generael Der Vereenichde Nederlanden: Ende den heere bisschop van Munster. Gesloten ende onderteeckent tot Cleve, den 19 April 1666. Uyt het Latijn overgeset.
[Amsterdam, 1666]. 
With:
(2) [DUTCH REPUBLIC - ENGLAND - POLITICS]. Vervolgh tweede deel van 't discours over den tegenwoordigen toestant, ende apparetien van vreede, tusschen Engelant, ende vereende Provintien. Verhandelt met een Fransman,  Engelsman, Hollander, Sweedt, ende Deen. Rotterdam, Floris Ghijssen, 1667.
(3) [DUTCH REPUBLIC - NAVIGATION - POLITICS]. Tractaet de marine, tusschen den grootmachtighsten Prince Carel de II. Koningh van Groot Brittannien, &c. ter eenre: en de Ho. Mog. Heeren Staten Generael der Vereenighde Nederlanden, ter andere zyde. Geslooten inden Hage den 17 Februarij 1668. Rotterdam, Joris Redelickhuysen, 1668. 4to. 3 works in 1 volume. 19th-century boards. Full description
€ 525
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History of seafaring

ELWES, Alfred and A.A. DEENIK (translator). De zee en hare beheerschers, of beknopte geschiedenis der voornaamste zeemogendheden uit vroegeren en lateren tijd.
Sneek, Van Druten and Bleeker, 1861. 8vo. Contemporary red half sheepskin. Full description
€ 500
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Ocean waves, flooding & hydraulic engineering, well-illustrated

EMY, Amand Rose. Ueber die Bewegung der Wellen und über den Bau am Meere und im Meere. ... Mit 10 Kupfertafeln [sic].
Vienna, Ludwig Förster's artistischer Anstalt (on reverse of title-page: printed by J.P. Sollinger), 1839. 8vo. With 10 folding lithographic plates (23 x 39 to 54 cm) with 75 figures showing diagrams of wave forms and motions, and plans and cross-sections of coasts, man-made barriers, buildings, hydraulic devices, etc. 19-century blue cloth. Full description
€ 350
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First and only Netherlands edition of the first great French fortification manual,
with a false Paris imprint

ERRARD, Jean. La fortification demonstree et reduicte en art ... reveue corrige et augmentee par A. Errard ...
[Amsterdam (“livres” 2 & 4: “Paris” = Amsterdam), Johannes Jansonnius?], “1619” [= 1622?]-1622. 1 volume in 4 “livres”. Folio (33 x 21 cm). With an engraved title-page, 38 engraved plates, 9 engraved and numerous woodcut illustrations in the text. Recased in contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 4,000
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Epic poem celebrating the history of navigation,
from the library of Tsar Alexander I

ESMÉNARD, Joseph-Alphonse. La navigation, poëme.
Paris, Giguet and Michaud, 1806. 8vo. With an engraved frontispiece and an engraved plate showing the wreck of La Perouse. Contemporary richly gold-tooled red morocco, with the arms of Tsar Alexander I on the front and back boards, including his imperial monogram, gold-tooled spine, boards edges and turn-ins, gilt edges. Full description
€ 4,500
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Exquisitely produced work on falconry and horse riding,
with many coloured illustrations

ES, N.J.A.P.H. van. De hippische sport en het korps rijdende artillerie 1793-1908 … 1e gedeelte [valkerij]. 2e gedeelte [hippische sport].
Arnhem, Coers & Roest and G.J. Thieme, [1913]. 2 volumes. Large 4to (37.5 x 31 cm). With ca. 80 lithographed plates and numerous illustrations and decorations in text, many beautifully coloured by hand and some highlighted with silver and/or gold. Original publisher's gold-blocked blue cloth, with a coloured hooded hawk on front boards, upper edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. Full description
€ 18,000
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Eyewitness account of the bombing of Algiers in 1688

ESPINOSA, Antonio de. Copia de una carta que ha escrito desde la ciudad de Argel el padre procurador Fray Antonio de Espinosa, religioso calzado del Orden de la Santissima Trinidad, redencion de cautivos, y administrador de los cinco reales hospitales, que su sagrada religion tiene en aquella ciudad.
(Colophon: Madrid, Sebastian de Armendariz), 12 October [1688]. Small 4to (19 x 14 cm). With a large woodcut initial with a parrot. Disbound. Full description
€ 2,500
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“almost the only comprehensive source of information for pirate activities in the seventeenth century”

EXQUEMELIN (ESQUEMELIN), Alexandre Olivier. Histoire des avanturiers qui se sont signalez dans les Indes, contenant ce qu'ils ont fait de plus remarquable depuis vingt années.
Paris, Jacques Le Febvre, 1688. 2 volumes. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece, 3 folding engraved maps, 3 engraved plates and 1 engraving in text. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spines and board edges. Full description
€ 4,500
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“almost the only comprehensive source of information for pirate activities in the seventeenth century”, bound by America’s finest bindery

EXQUEMELIN, Alexandre Olivier. Historie der boecaniers, of vrybuyters van America.
Amsterdam, Nicolaas ten Hoorn, 1700. 3 parts (paginated as 2) in 1 volume. 4to. With an engraved title-page, a folding engraved map of South and Central America, and 7 engraved plates (1 folding). Red (goatskin) morocco (ca. 1920), with richly gold tooled turn-ins, double fillets on board edges, gilt edges, by the French Binders of Garden City, N.Y., the fourth incarnation of Robert Hoe's famous Club Bindery, which almost single-handedly pioneered fine binding in America. Full description
€ 5,000
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Rare fortification handbook for the common man

EYLEND, Martin. Modus artis fortificatoriae Belgicus, Niederländisch Festung bawen, ..., zum andern mal in Druck gegeben, an vielen Orten corrigirt, vermehrt und verbessert.
Dresden, Wolfgang Seyffert, 1630. 4to. With about 60 woodcut illustrations in the text. 20th-century half parchment, with marbled paper covering most of the spine. Full description
€ 2,500
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Monograph on rivers, torrents and inland navigation

FABRE, Jean Antoine. Essai sur la théorie des torrens et des rivières, contenant les moyens les plus simples d'en empêcher les ravages, d'en rétrécir le lit & d'en faciliter la navigation, le hallage & la flottaison. Accompagné d'une discussion sur la navigation intérieure de la France; et terminé par le projet de rendre Paris, port maritime en faisant remonter à la voile, par la Seine, les navires qui s'arrêtent à Rouen.
Paris, Bidault, 1797. 4to (29 x 21.5 cm). With 8 folding engraved plates, showing how to determine the drop of a river, the contents of water, how to change currents, how to create different effects with different dyke constructions, etc. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine, in the style of Bradel & Derôme. Full description
€ 750
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Classic of surveying & instrument-making

FABRI, Ottavio. L'uso della squadra mobile, con la quale per teorica, e pratica si misura geometricamente ogni distanza, altezza, e profondità; ... accresciuta in questa terza edizione di parecchie istruzioni, ..., ec. da Giovanni Vettori.
Trent, Stamparia Vescovile Paroniana [= Giambattista Parone, printer to the Diocese of Trent], 1753. 4to. With engraved architectural title-page, 1 unnumbered folding and 3 numbered illustration plates, 25 engraved illustrations in the text, engraved arms of the dedicatee, 1 engraved pictorial initial letter. Richly gold-tooled contemporary tanned sheepskin, silk ties, gilt edges. Full description
€ 3,500
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Setting up military camps and defending forts

FALLOIS, Joseph de. Traité de la castrametation et de la défense des places fortes; où l'on propose de nouveaux ouvrages de fortification passagere pour les places assiégées & pour les camps retranchés, avec des planches; a l'usage de S.A.S.
Berlin, G.J. Decker, 1771. 8vo. With 15 folding engraved plates. Contemporary sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 750
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Only copy located of a 1647 Manila imprint on the conflict between the Dutch and Spanish
in and around Manila Bay

FAYOL, José (Joseph). Segunda relacion. Escrivese lo succedido en el Puerto de Cabite: provincia de la Panpanga, y otras partes de la Bayá de Manila con el Herege Olandes en Junio, y Julio deste presente año de 1647.
(Colophon: Manila, printing office of the Compañia de Jesus, 1647). Folio. With a large woodcut decorated initial. Modern brown half morocco. Full description
€ 18,500
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Europe fortified: the fortifications of Marolois, Stevin and Vauban, beautifully mapped,
together with an atlas of the coasts of France, also with fortifications

FER, Nicolas de. Les forces de l' Europe, ou description des principales villes; avec leurs fortifications. . . .
Paris, "chez l'auteur" [=Nicolas de Fer, a false imprint], 1695-1696 [printed in Amsterdam, for Pieter Mortier, 1695-ca. 1702]. 10 parts in 1 volume. With 234 beautifully engraved plates (a few folding) with 366 maps and views of fortified cities.
With: (2) FER, Nicolas de. Costes de France, sur l' ocean & sur la Mer Mediterranée &c. avec leurs fortifications. . . .
Paris, "Nicolas de Fer" [a false imprint], 1695. [printed in Amsterdam, for Pieter Mortier]. With engraved title-page and 40 engraved plates (including 2 folding). 2 works in 12 parts or volumes, bound as 1 volume. Oblong 1mo (30×37 cm). Contemporary tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 17,500
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Testing chronometers by Harrison's leading French rival

FLEURIEU, Charles Pierre Claret, Count d'Eveux de. Voyage fait par ordre du Roi en 1768 et 1769, à différentes parties du monde, pour éprouver en mer les horloges marines inventées par M. Ferdinand Berthoud. Première[-seconde] partie, ...
Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1773. 2 volumes. Large 4to (27 x 20.5 cm). With 5 numbered folding engraved plates in volume 1 (4 maps of the Atlantic Ocean, the Canaries, the Azores, etc., and 1 plate with topographic diagrams), 1 folding engraved plate with geometrical figures illustrating the determination of latitude[!], and 5 folding letterpress tables in volume 2. Contemporary gold-tooled mottled calf. Full description
€ 9,500
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Conjuror's flip book of Prussian, Russian and Habsburg muskateers and cavalry

[FLIP BOOK - GERMAN]. [Magische[s] Buch, mit welchem man zehen Veränderungen machen kann ... Livre Magique, avec lequel on peut faire 10 Changemens].
[Germany, 1790/92]. Large 16mo (14.5 x 11 cm). A conjuror's magic flip book (or blow book) with tabs in 5 positions. With 14 full-page engravings of 7 subjects (6 of uniformed soldiers and 1 of tents), plus 5 repeats of each. With the original letterpress instructions in German and French on a single leaf tipped in. Coloured by a contemporary hand. In a contemporary decorated paper wrapper printed from woodblocks in green and ochre paste. Full description
€ 15,000
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Masting and rigging of ships, with 25 plates

FORFAIT, Pierre Alexandre Laurent. Traité élémentaire de la mature des vaisseaux, a l'usage des élèves de la marine; ... Seconde édition, ... considérablement augmentée ... Suivi d'un mémoire sur le système de construction des mâts d'assemblage en usage dans les ports de Hollande ... 
Paris, Bachelier (back of half-title: printed by De Fain), 1815. 4to. With 25 engraved folding plates and with several tables folded because they exceed our copy's margins. Contemporary green half calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 950
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French fortification manual, probably from northern Germany

[FORTIFICATION MANUSCRIPT]. Traité de fortification.
[Northern Germany?, ca. 1685/1700?]. 4to & small folio (23 x 18 cm). Manuscript in French, written in black ink on paper in an easily readable cursive hand, with the title in a pen and ink decorated cartouche, about 45 pen and ink drawings (14 full-page and 8 larger folding, 2 of the folding ones in red and black ink with coloured washes, one of the colour folding leaves 36 x 27 cm), mostly showing fortification plans. Contemporary or near-contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 7,500
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Last pre-Revolutionary fortification manual by Louis XVI’s Maréchal de Camp,
with large folding fortification plans

FOURCROY Charles-René de. Mémoires sur la fortification perpendiculaire.
Including: GRANIER DE STE-CÉCILE, Joseph-Modeste. [drop-title:] Mémoires sur la fortification perpendiculaire. Second mémoire ou Observations sur le livre intitulé, La fortification perpendiculaire.
Paris, Jean-Luc Nyon (colophon: printed by Jacques-Gabriel Clousier), 1786. Royal 4to (32 x 23.5 cm). With XVI numbered plates (all but 1 folding; with 22 numbered figures plus a 23rd unnumbered). Recased in 18th-century sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 2,250
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Unpublished illustrated supplement to Duhamel du Monceau's Traité général des pesches

FRANCQ VAN BERKHEY, Jean le. [Autograph letter in French, signed, to Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau.]
Leiden, 10 December 1771. 25 x 20 cm (letter) & 23.5 x 18.5 cm (manuscript). Never bound.
With: [MANUSCRIPT]. [FRANCQ VAN BERKHEY, Jean LE]. Memoires, pour servir a ce que l'illustre auteur de "L'histoire generale des poissons" Monsieur M. Du Hamel de Monceau, solicite a l'egard des morues.
[Leiden, 1771].
A letter and treatise in French, written in dark brown ink on paper in a neat and easily readable hand, the treatise with 9 tipped-in pen and ink illustrations drawn by the author (6.5 x 10.5 to 11.5 x 21.5 cm) and a few small illustrations in the text. Full description
€ 25,000
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Seminal masterpiece on the art of fortification, with 35 double-page plates:
rare first edition, printed by the Elzeviers

FREITAG, Adam. Architectura militaris nova et aucta, oder Newe vermehrte Fortification, ...
Leiden, Bonaventura and Abraham Elzevier, [1630-]1631. 3 parts in 1 volume. Folio (31 x 20 cm). With engraved general title-page, 35 double-page engraved plates containing 185 numbered figures and 8 double-page letterpress tables. 18th-century vellum. Full description
€ 6,500
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First French edition of the fortification manual that spread Dutch practice internationally

FREITAG, Adam. L'architecture militaire ou la fortification nouvelle, ...
Leiden, Abraham and Bonaventura Elzevier, 1635. Folio. With engraved title-page, 35 double-page engraved illustration plates containing 185 numbered figures, 8 double-page letterpress tables and "Table du profil". With 2 figures in the plates coloured by an early hand. Mottled, tanned sheepskin (ca. 1730?), gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,950
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Fortification manual that spread Dutch practice internationally

FREITAG, Adam. l'architecture militaire ou fortification nouvelle.
Paris, Toussainct Quinet, 1640 (date changed in manuscript to 1660). Folio. With an integral engraved title-page (with 3 allegorical figures of Ares/Mars, Labore and Industria, military, surveying and building attributes and a fortification plan), divisional titles for the second and third "livre", 35 double-page engraved illustration plates containing 185 numbered figures, 8 double-page letterpress tables. Contemporary mottled calf. Full description
€ 1,000
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Last (only Amsterdam) edition of a seminal masterpiece on the art of fortification,
with 35 double-page plates

FREITAG, Adam. Architectura militaris nova et aucta, oder Newe vermehrte Fortification, ...
Amsterdam, Daniel Elzevier, 1665. With an integral engraved general title-page, 35 double-page engraved plates containing 185 numbered figures (at least the two signed plates by Willem Hondius), and 8 double-page letterpress tables. Contemporary(?) calf. Full description
€ 3,950
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Splendid manuscript on the state, condition and organization of the
French Royal navy in 1732, from the library of Henri Beraldi

[MANUSCRIPT - MILITARY - FRENCH ROYAL]. [Binding title:] Abregé de la marine du Roy 1732.
[Paris?, 1732]. 13.5×19 cm. Manuscript in brown-black, red and blue ink on vellum, some of the lettering and borders gilt. With a beautiful frontispiece painting in coloured gouaches (14×9.5 cm) pasted on the page facing the opening of the text, showing a small warship at a shipyard in a small harbour being repaired by workmen. Contemporary red morocco, gold-tooled spine, gold-tooled fillets on boards and board edges, richly gold-tooled frame, gilt edges. Full description
€ 95,000
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Dutch translation of the accounts of three Germans in service of the Dutch East India Company

FRICK, Christoph, Elias HESSE, Christoph SCHWEITZER, and Simon de VRIES (translator). Drie seer aenmercklijcke reysen nae en door veelerley gewesten in Oost-indien; gedaen van Christophorus Frikius, chirurgijn: Elias Hesse, bergh-schrijver: Christophorus Schweitzer, boekhouder; yeder bysonder, van 't jaer 1675. tot 1686.
Utrecht, Willem van de Water, 1694. 4to. With engraved frontispiece and 7 engraved plates (1 folding), including 2 signed by Casper Luyken, 2 signed by Jan van Vianen and 3 unsigned (1 by Casper Luyken). Contemporary vellum (rebacked). Full description
€ 9,500
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Atlas of Brabant & Holland for Officers in the War of the Austrian Succession

FRICX, Eugène Henri. Nouveau theatre de la guerre aux Pays Bas, ou Cartes tres detaillées du Duché de Brabant et partie de la Hollande ... apres ... Covens et Mortier. ... en 25 petites cartes dont une générale divisée en 24 quarreaux est numerotée ...
Lille, Bachelet; Ghent, P. de Goesin; Brussels, George Fricx & Jean Leonard; Antwerp, Martin Verdussen; Liege, S.F. Bourguignon; Cologne, Rodrigue; Berlin, S. Paul; Nürnberg, Homann heirs; Strasbourg, M. Schatz; Paris, [Roch-Joseph Julien (& Guillaume Dheulland?)], [1747]. Agenda 8vo (26 x 11 cm) With 25 folding engraved maps, consisting of 1 overview map and 24 numbered detail maps (each detail map 22 x 30 cm at a scale of 1:180.000). Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,950
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Well-illustrated encyclopaedia of astronomical and surveying instruments from the time of Galileo,
with a world map in two hemispheres, and 3 volvelles

GALLUCCI, Giovanni Paolo. Della fabrica et uso di diversi stromenti di astronomia, et cosmografia, ove si vede la somma della teorica, et pratica di queste due nobilissime scienze.
Venice, Roberto Meietti, 1598. 4to (22 x 16.5 cm). With engraved title-page, folding woodcut plate, 3 woodcut volvelles with moving parts, and numerous woodcut illustrations in text. Including a world map in two hemispheres (incl. America and a scattering of islands at the location of Australia) on two facing pages, they reappear with volvelle attachments on both sides of leaf 149 and leaf 153. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 35,000
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Rare complete set including the atlas, of a monumental work on Indochina

GARNIER, Francis, Louis DELAPORTE, Eugene JOUBERT and Clovis THOREL. Voyage d'exploration en Indo-Chine effectué pendant les années 1866, 1867 et 1868 par une commission française présidée par M. le capitaine de frégate Doudart de Lagrée et publié par les ordres du ministre de la marine…
Paris, Hachette & Co (back of half-title: printed by Corbeil), 1873. 2 text volumes (4to) and 1 atlas volume (folio; 2 parts in 1 vol.). With hundreds of wood engravings in text, 17 chromoxylographed maps, 36 tinted lithographed plates and 11 chromolithographed plates. Volume 1 in modern red half morocco, gilt edges. Volume 2 in contemporary half morocco, gilt edges. Atlas volume in modern red half morocco. Full description
€ 20,000
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With 7 detailed maps and a Javanese binding

GERLACH, Abraham Jean Arnaud. Fastes militaires des Indes-Orientales Néerlandaises, ... avec cartes, portraits et planches.
Zaltbommel and Paris, Jean Noman and son, C. Borrani, 1859. 8vo. With tinted lithographic frontispiece title, 1 full-page and 6 large folding lithographic maps and battle plans (some colour-coded), 3 lithographic portraits, 1 tinted and 1 double-tinted lithographic view, and 2 plans in the text. Contemporary half morocco by B. Alipin(?), Gendingan, Semarang (Java, Indonesia). Full description
€ 750
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Famous military manual in magnificent contemporary colouring.
From the library of the last Margrave of Bergen op Zoom,
grandson of Leopold Philippe, Duke of Arenberg

GHEYN, Jacob II de. Waffenhandlung von den Rören. Musquetten. undt Spiessen. Gestalt nach der ordnung dess Hochgebornen Fursten und Herrn herrn Moritzen Printzen zu Oranien, Graffen zu Nassaw.
The Hague, [Hillebrant Jacobsz. van Wouw, 1607-1608]. 3 parts in 1 volume. Small 1mo (37.5 x 28 cm). With engraved title-page and 117 full-page engraved plates (ca. 26 x 19 cm). All plates and the engraved title-page magnificently coloured and lavishly highlighted with silver and gold by a contemporary hand. 18th-century mottled calf, gold-tooled with the arms of the Count Palatine of Sulzbach and his wife on each board and richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 250,000
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A general in the Spanish army on the battles and sieges in Flanders 1601-1609,
during the Dutch war for independence, with 29 folding maps and plans

GIUSTINIANO, Pompeo. Delle guerre di Flandra libri VI. ... Posti in luce da Gioseppe Gamurini ...
Antwerp, J. Trognesio, 1609. 4to. With engraved architectural title-page and 29 folding engraved maps and plans of sieges and fortifications. White sheepskin (ca. 1700 or possibly later). Full description
€ 2,950
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Attack and defence according to Vauban's chief miner

GOULON, Charles. Memoires pour l'attaque et la défense d'une place... Nouvelle édition, corrigée & augmentée...
Including:
-VAUBAN, Sébastien le Prestre de. Journal du siege de la ville d'Ath.
- VAUBAN, Sébastien le Prestre de. Le directeur général des fortifications, ou mémoires de monsieur de Vauban, concernant les fonctions des différens officiers employés dans les fortifications.
- LOUIS, Grand Dauphin. Relation du siége de Philisbourg, en 1688.
- [ANONYMOUS FRENCHMAN]. Relation de la défense de Landaw, en 1704.
Amsterdam and Leipzig, Arkstee and Merkus; Paris, sold by Jombert, 1764. 8vo. With 9 folding engraved plates of cities and fortifications. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,250
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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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Dutch translation of Grotius's famous history of the Dutch Revolt, and Mare Liberum
with 48 engraved plates, including 14 by Jan Luyken

GROTIUS (GROOT), Hugo. Nederlandtsche jaerboeken en historien, sedert het jaer MDLV tot het jaer MDCIX ... Alles vertaelt door Joan Goris.
Amsterdam, the widow of Joannes van Someren, Abraham Wolfgang, and Hendrik and Dirk Boom, 1681. Folio (38x23,5cm). With an engraved frontispiece, 20 engraved portraits and 27 double-page engraved plates, including 14 signed by Jan Luyken and 1 by Romeyn de Hooghe. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum. Full description
€ 3,750
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Illustrated work on fortification and artillery

GRUBER, Johann Sebastian. Neuer und gründlicher Unterricht, … Nebenst einem Bericht von Zubereitung einiger Ernst-Feuerwerckes-Kugeln.
Nuremberg, Johann Hoffmanns, Engelbert Strecken and Abraham von Werth, 1700. 8vo. With double-page engraved frontispiece, 1 letterpress folding table and 16 engraved plates. Blue paper covered boards. Full description
€ 1,950
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Early work on navigation
and a primary source for seamen’s “barbaric” language

GUEVARA, Antonio de. Libro de los inventores del arte de marear, y de muchos trabajos que se passan enlas galeras. ... Tocanse enel muy excellentes antiguedades, y avisos muy notables para los que navegan en galeras.
Antwerp, Martin Nutius, [ca. 1545/46]. Small 8vo (13.5 x 10 cm). With Nutius's woodcut device on the title-page. Set in rotunda gothic type with a few words in a large roman. Blind-tooled brown goatskin (1920s?) in 16th-century style by Victor Arias (1856-1935) in Madrid, gold-tooled turn-ins. Full description
€ 12,000
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Important work on navigation and an early mention of playing cards

GUEVARA, Antonio de. Epistres dorées moralles & familieres.
Lyon, Macé Bonhomme, 1558-1559.
Including:
GUEVARA, Antonio de and Jean de GUTERRY (translator). Tome second des epistres dorées et discours salutaires.
GUEVARA, Antonio de. Le troisieme livre des epistres illustres.
With:
(2) GUEVARA, Antonio de. Traité des travaux et privileges des galeres & des inventeurs de l'art de naviger.
Lyon, Macé Bonhomme, 1560.
2 works (the first in 3 parts) in 1 volume. 4to. With the titles of the first 3 books in woodcut architectural borders; 2 woodcut illustrations in the text and a number of large woodcut historiated initials. 18th-century tree calf, rebacked with the original backstrip laid down, later endpapers. Full description
€ 2,750
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Rare issue of a detailed account Dieppe's defeat of the Flemish in an important 1555 sea battle

[GUILLAS, Denis]. Historie de la bataille navalle faite par les Dieppois & Flamans: qui est l'une des plus furieuses & soudaines expeditions de mer, qui ayt esté entreprise de nostre temps sur les ennemis du Roy.
Paris, Estienne Denise, [1557?]. Small 8vo (15 x 10 cm). With 2 woodcut decorated initials and one cast fleuron (Vervliet, Vine leaf ornaments 173). Set in roman type with incidental italic. Finely executed late 19th-century(?) French red morocco by René Aussour, gold-tooled turn-ins, title, place of publication and date 1555 in gold in 2nd and 3rd of 6 spine compartments, gilt edges, headbands worked in red and white, double-combed marbled endpapers. Full description
€ 7,500
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Three unrecorded print series of the Levant trade, with beautifully engraved ships

GUNST, Pieter Stevens van. Levantsche vaartuigen.
With:
(2) RAM, Johannes de. [Print series of Dutch trade convoy].
(3) [Anonymous]. [Print series of Oriental trading scenes].
[Amsterdam, ca. 1700]. 3 parts in 1 volume. Small oblong Folio (18.5 x 27 cm). With 22 engraved plates in 3 series numbered 1-8, 1-6 and the last 8 unnumbered. 19th-century marbled boards, later endpapers. Full description
€ 6,950
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French translation of a famous account of the siege of Ostend (1601-1604)

HAESTENS, Henrick Lodewijksz van. La nouvelle Troye ou memorable histoire du siege d'Ostende le plus signalé qu'on ait veu en L'Europe. En laquelle sont descripts & naïfvement representés en diverses figures, les assauts, deffenses, inventions de guerre, mines, contremines, retranchemens, combats par terre & par mer & autres choses remarcables, advenues de part & d'autre, avec ce qui s'est passé par chascun jour durant le-dit siege depuis le 5 Juing 1601 jusqu'au 20 Septemb. 1604 qu'elle fut renduë. Recoeuillie des plus asseurés memoires.
Leiden, Louis Elzevier, 1615. 4to. With an engraved frontispiece portrait of Maurits van Nassau, an engraved vignette on title-page, engraved coat of arms of Maurits van Nassau on the back of title-page and 12 (of 14) folding engraved plates. Gold-tooled red morocco (ca. 1885), richly gold-tooled spine, gilt edges (Riviere & son). Full description
€ 2,500
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Illustrated narrative of British voyage to Korea

HALL, Basil. Account of a voyage of discovery to the west coast of Corea and the great Loo-Choo Island. With an appendix, containing charts, and various hydrographical and scientific notices. And a vocabulary of the Loo-Choo language by H. J. Clifford, esq.
London, John Murray (back of half-title: T. Davison), 1818. 4to. With aquatint frontispiece (printed in blue and coloured by hand), 8 aquatint plates (7 coloured by hand), engraved plate and 5 engraved maps (2 folding). Modern calf. Full description
€ 2,950
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Attractively bound copy of the biography of a Dutch admiral in the service of Catherine the Great

HALL, Maurits Cornelis van. Het leven en karakter van den admiraal jhr. Jan Hendrik van Kinsbergen.
Amsterdam, Johannes Müller, 1841. 8vo. With steel-engraved portrait of Van Kinsbergen as frontispiece and 7 plates with facsimiles of numerous signatures. Contemporary green morocco,, richly gold-tooled spine, gold-tooled boards, board edges and turn-ins, gilt edges. Bound by the Dutch court bookbinder Abraham van Rossum (active in Amsterdam 1812-1854), one of the "major binders" (Storm van Leeuwen) of that period, with his letterpress ticket on paste-down ("A.V. ROSSUM, Hof-Boekbinder"). Full description
€ 950
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First Dutch edition of 4 English maritime expeditions,
including the first official account of Cook's first voyage

HAWKESWORTH, John (editor). Reizen rondom de weereld, ondernomen . . . tot het doen van ontdekkingen in het zuider halfrond . . .
Including:
BYRON, John. [Drop title:] Verkort verhaal der reizen . . . Tocht van den Kommandeur Byron.
WALLIS, Samuel. Verkort verhaal eener reize rondom de weereld, gedaan in de jaaren 1766, 1767 en 1768. . . . voerende des Konings schip Den Dolphyn.
CARTERET, Philip. Verkort verhaal eener reize rondom de weereld, gedaan in de jaaren 1766, 1767, 1768 en 1769. . . . voerende des Konings sloep De Swaluw.
COOK, James. Verkort verhaal eener reize rondom de weereld, gedaan in de jaaren 1769, 1770 en 1771. . . ., voerende 's Konings schip, Den Onderneemer.
Rotterdam, Reinier Arrenberg, 1774. 4to. With an engraved frontispiece. With an extra folding engraved world map in 2 hemispheres incorporating Cook's recent discoveries: Rigobert Bonne, De oude en nieuwe waereld . . . verrykt met de ondekkingen der laatste reizigers, Amsterdam, 1792 (23×41.5 cm). Modern cloth. Full description
€ 1,950
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Introducing the Dutch standard method of calculating latitude in the 19th century

HAZEWINKEL, Abraham Cornelis. Handleiding om op verschillende wijzen de breedte buiten den middag of meridiaan te vinden, door waarnemingen aan de zon of starren.
Groningen, R.J. Schierbeek, 1827. 8vo. With a lithographed folding plate and numerous letterpress tables (numbered I-VI, but some spread over several pages). Contemporary boards, covered with red sprinkled paper, rebacked with brown paper tape. Full description
€ 850
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With 30 plates of fortifications, machinery and related items

HEER, Christoph. Theoria et praxis artis muniendi modernae das ist Kunstmässige Handgriffe und Anweissung der vierfachen Fortification nach welcher heute zu Tag die Festungen in Europa pflegen erbawet zu werden ...
Frankfurt am Main, Johann Michael Polich for the author, 1689. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With an engraved title-page and 30 engraved plates. Early 19th-century cloth. Full description
€ 750
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27 folding plates with 168 fortification plans, sections, elevations, views, palisades, equipment, etc.

HEIDEMANN, Christoph. Architectura militaris; oder, Anlaitung wie auff unterschidliche Arten starcke Vestungen zubawen, denen nach itziger Kriegs-Practic gewöhnlichen Offensionen entgegen zustellen; ...
München, Johann Jäcklin, 1664. 3 parts in 1 volume. Small folio (30 x 20.5 cm). With an engraved title-page by Melchior Küsell and 168 figures (I-CLXIV & A-D) on 27 double-page plates (A-Bb including W, & "zwischen O und P"), engraved by Christoph Stenglin. 18th-century blue paper over boards. Full description
€ 1,950
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With Perry in Japan

HEINE, Wilhelm. Reis om de wereld naar Japan.
[Rotterdam, Nijgh], 1856. Large 8vo (24.5 x 16 cm). With a frontispiece, title-page and 10 plates (all tinted wood engravings) and a few wood engravings in text. Contemporary half morocco. Full description
€ 750
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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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Post-incunable edition of the travels of "the Dutch Sir John Mandeville"
visiting Egypt and the lands of Prester John

HESE (HESSE), Johannes Witte de. Itinerarius Joannis de Hese presbyteri a Hierusalem describens dispotiones terra[rum] insular[um] montiu[m] et aquar[um]. Ac etiam queda[m] mirabilia et p[er]icula per diversas p[ar]tes mu[n]di continge[n]tia lucidissime enarrans.
(Colophon: Deventer, Jacobus de Breda, 1504). Small 4to (20.5 x 14.5 cm). Rubricated throughout with the blank spaces for initials left open. Including the last blank leaf. Modern calf in period style. Full description
€ 45,000
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Popular story of an East Indiaman wrecked off the coast of Bengal

HEYDEN (HEIDEN), Frans Jansz. van der. Vervarelyke schip-breuk van 't Oost-Indisch jacht Ter Schelling, onder het landt van Bengale; ... beneffens een bondige beschryving der Koningryken van Arrakan, Bengale, Martavan, Tanassery, … Den vyfden druk doorgaens met platen verciert.
Harderwijk, Jan Rampen, 1722. 4to. With 18 woodcut illustrations plus 1 repeat. Modern half vellum. Full description
€ 2,250
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One of the most celebrated whaling prints

HIGGINS, William John. South Sea whale fishery. A representation of the ships Amelia Wilson & Castor off the Island of Bouro - with their boats & crew in the various process of fishing, shewing the manner the spermacetti whales are caught, also the method of cutting them into the ship, & boiling the oil upon deck.
London, W.J. Huggins, January 1, 1825. Aquatint (plate size: 44 x 56.5 cm), printed on unwatermarked wove paper (50.5 x 61.5 cm). Full description
€ 5,000
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Dutch innovations that helped make the military arts a science, with large folding plates

HONDIUS, Henricus. Korte beschrijvinge, ende af-beeldinge van de generale regelen der fortificatie, de artillerie, munition, ende vivres, van de officieren der selver ende hare commissien, van de leger-aerde-wallen, de approchen met het tegenweer, ende van vyerwercken.
The Hague, Henricus Hondius I, 1624. Folio. 1 volume, with the text in 4 parts. With an engraved title-page with letterpress text, 20 engraved illustrations printed from 22 copper plates (including 10 double-page, 2 larger folding sheets and 2 assembled from 2 sheets each to make panoramic views). Contemporary vellum, recased in the original binding. Full description
€ 6,950
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Famous history of the Dutch revolt against Spain,
"a high point in the tradition of humanist historiography and the development of Dutch prose style"

HOOFT, Pieter Corneliszoon. Neederlandsche histoorien, sedert de ooverdraght der heerschappye van kaizar Karel den vyfden, op kooning Philips zynen zoon.
Amsterdam, Louis Elzevier, 1642. Folio. With engraved title-page by Theodoor Matham after Joachim Sandrart and a woodcut initial at the beginning of each "book". Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 750
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Magnificent engraving of Speelman’s victory over the Kingdom of Makassar

HOOGHE, Romeyn de. Victorien der Nederl. Geoct. O. Compagnie op het Koninkryck van Macasser door den Ed. heer C. Speelman.
[Amsterdam?, 1669]. Engraved view (40 x 54.5 cm), with two battle scenes on top, flanked by portraits of Speelman and Radjah Palacca, with in the centre a laurel wreath with the monogram of the VOC, surrounded by Mars and Mercury, and a banderole with the title; and with letterpress text below the view (11 x 54.5 cm), including two poems by the famous Dutch poet Joost van den Vondel and numbered keys referring to the plate. Framed (75 x 81 cm). Full description
€ 2,950
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The Franco-Dutch War, strikingly illustrated

HOOGHE, Romeyn de. Schouburgh der Nederlandse veranderingen, geopent in ses tooneelen, waer op de wisselbeurten des Vereenigde Staets door den Fransen oorlog gebrouwen, in historieele sinnebeelden, vertoont en beschreven zijn.
Amsterdam, the author, 1674. Small folio (28.5 x 19 cm). With engraved frontispiece and 6 large engraved folding plates by Romeyn de Hooghe (plate size ca. 23 x 35 cm). Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 2,250
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Massive navigational directory,
this edition updated with information on the north eastern coasts of Africa and Arabia

HORSBURGH, James. The India directory, or, directions for sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the interjacent ports of Africa and South America ... Seventh edition.
London, Wm. H. Allen & Co. (back of title-pages: printed by Cox and Wyman), 1855. 2 volumes. Large 4to (28 x 23 cm). Contemporary half calf; rebacked with the original backstrips laid down. Full description
€ 18,000
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Detailed account of horses by a Dutch cavalry officer who served Prussia against Napoleon Bonaparte
with 31 beautiful watercolour drawings (30 in colour) showing 32 horses

[MANUSCRIPT - HORSES - MILITARY]. Anecdoten van paarde kenners, paarde liefhebbers, ruijters en ross-kammers. Naar waarheid en eijge ondervinding opgesteld. Door een gepensioneerd cavallerie officier.
[The Netherlands, ca. 1815]. Folio (38 x 24 cm). Manuscript on paper written in brown ink in a readable Latin hand, with the title on p. 72, illustrated with 30 small watercolour drawings of horses mounted on the leaves (mostly about 8.5 x 11 cm), and a washed pen drawing with 5 caricature figures before a monument (9.5 x 16 cm), mounted above the dedication. Half vellum (1930s?), gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 17,500
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Hand-coloured engravings of 885 wood samples

HOUTTUYN, Martinus and Jan Christiaan SEPP. Houtkunde, behelzende de afbeeldingen van meest alle bekende, in- en uitlandsche houten.
Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp, [1773-]1791. Large 4to (28.5 x 23 cm). With engraved half-title in a frame of 18 wood samples, title-page with woodcut ornament, 5 title-pages (dated 1773) in five languages, each with a (different) woodcut branch. With 100 engraved plates showing over 850 wood samples, and a folding addendum table. With half-title and all 100 engraved plates coloured for the publisher. Contemporary tanned sheepskin, marbled endpapers.  
With: (2) HOUTTUYN, Martinus and Jan Christiaan SEPP. Supplement, of vervolg op het werk afbeelding der houten.
Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp & son, 1795. Large 4to (ca. 28 x 23 cm). With 6 full-page engraved plates coloured for the publisher. Wrapper with printed title. Full description
€ 27,000
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A Dutch commander's Japanese diary with a large lithographed map

HUYSSEN VAN KATTENDYKE, Willem Johan Cornelis. Uittreksel uit het dagboek van W.J.C. Ridder Huyssen van Kattendyke, Kapitein-Luit. ter zee, gedurende zijn verblijf in Japan in 1857, 1858 en 1859.
The Hague, W.P. van Stockum (printed by Giunta d'Albani), 1860. 8vo. With large folding lithographed map (67 x 54.5 cm) depicting the west coast of Japan and Kiusiu, by E. Spanier after H.O. Wichers. Original publisher's printed stiff paper wrappers. Full description
€ 5,500
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A Dutch commander's Japanese diary with a large lithographed map

HUYSSEN VAN KATTENDYKE, Willem Johan Cornelis. Uittreksel uit het dagboek van W.J.C. Ridder Huyssen van Kattendyke, Kapitein-Luit. ter zee, gedurende zijn verblijf in Japan in 1857, 1858 en 1859.
The Hague, W.P. van Stockum (printed by Giunta d'Albani), 1860. 8vo. With large folding lithographed map (67 x 54.5 cm) depicting the west coast of Japan and Kiusiu, by E. Spanier after H.O. Wichers. Contemporary gold-tooled red sheepskin (morocco), gilt edges, silk-watered endpapers. Full description
€ 4,000
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German manuscript course in fortification, with numerous full-page fortification plans,
views of buildings in landscapes, and decorated cartouches

J.A.B. Architectura militaris oder fortification.
[Rhineland or elsewhere in western Germany?, binding dated 1742]. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. Manuscript in German, written in brown ink on paper in a German gothic cursive hand (with foreign words in a Latin hand), with 9 full-page pen and ink-wash drawings in landscape format showing landscapes; about 45 full-page fortification drawings (about 30 with colour washes); many smaller fortification drawings, diagrams and other drawings in the text, about 5 with colour washes; and about 35 pen and ink-wash decorated cartouches. Contemporary gold-tooled, mottled calf with owner's (= author's?) initials "J:A:B:" on the spine and date "1742"on the front board, gilt edges. Full description
€ 5,000
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Two works on the Seven Years' War bound together, with 34 maps

JOMINI, Antoine-Henri de. Atlas pour la traité des grandes opérations militaires.
Brussels, J.B. Petit, 1841. With a lithographed title-page, table of contents, and 25 lithographed maps and battle plans (many double-page or folding), with some details hand-coloured.
With: (2) LLOYD, Henry Humphry Evans. Guerre de Sept Ans. Atlas.Brussels, J.B. Petit, 1842. With 9 lithographed maps (1 folding). 2 works in 1 volume. Large folio. Contemporary half cloth. Full description
€ 600
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The main source of early knowledge of the Pelew or Palau Islands in Micronesia, in French translation

KEATE, George. Relation des Îles Pelew, situées dans la partie occidentale de l'océan pacifique; composée sur les journaux et les communications du Capitaine Henri Wilson, et de quelques-uns de ses Officiers, ...
Paris, Le Jay and Maradan, 1788. 2 volumes. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece portrait, engraved folding map of the Palau Islands, Philippines and the Chinese Sea, 12 folding engraved plates and 3 engraved portraits. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 750
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On the extension of Antwerp's fortification

KELLER, P. Défense du projet d'agrandissement général d'Anvers.
Brussels, G. Stapleaux, 1855.
With: (2) KELLER, P. Projet d'agrandissement général d'Anvers.
Brussels, G. Stapleaux, 1855. 8vo. With 7 folding plates, some with hand-coloured highlights, and a separate loosely inserted chromolithographed map of Antwerp (dated 1913). Contemporary half morocco. Full description
€ 950
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Very rare Dutch picaresque novel, with the female protagonist getting caught by pirates
and ending up in the household of an Arabic slave trader

[KERSTEMAN, Petrus Lievens]. De vermakelyke avanturesse, of de dienstmaagd van fortuin. Vervattende hare zonderlinge levensgevallen, ontelbare wederwaardigheden en rampen; zeltzame ontmoetingen, en koddige vryagien; deszelfs driejarige dienst als lakye, gevangenneming op de Moorsche kusten, en hare slavernye in Asia by de Arabieren.
Amsterdam, Steven van Esveldt, 1754. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece. Contemporary mottled half calf, gold-tooled spine, later endpapers. Full description
€ 3,500
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First edition of the first French translation of Kippis's Life of Captain James Cook,
in the rarer issue and with 2 extra-added portraits

KIPPIS, Andrew. Vie du Capitaine Cook, traduite de l'Anglois ...
Paris, [Charles-Joseph Panckouck], 1789. 4to. With 2 extra-added portraits of James Cook, one (bound in) by Klauber after Dance ("proefdruk"), dated 1793, engraved for Pasteur's 13-volume Dutch edition of Cook's voyages; and the other (loosely inserted) by Strunck, engraved for the second edition of Reis naar de Zuidpool (1793), a Dutch translation of Cook's second voyage. Contemporary mottled sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 950
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24 lithographed Dutch city and harbour views

KOSTER, Everhardus. Schetsboek. Nederlandsche stads- en havengezigten.
Amsterdam, F. Buffa & son; Delft, H. Koster; Leiden, P.H. van den Heuvel, 1858. Folio. With letterpress title-page, lithographed portrait of Koster and 24 tinted lithographed views of Dutch cities and harbours by Johannes Hilverdink after Everhardus Koster, printed by Steuerwald. Contemporary half calf. Full description
€ 1,500
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First edition of Labillardière's famous voyage in search of La Pérouse,
with 44 plates, including 14 after Redouté

LABILLARDIÈRE, Jacques Julien Houton de. Relation du voyage a la recherche de la Pérouse.
Including: Atlas pour servir à la Relation du voyage à la recherche de la Pérouse, ...
Paris, H.J. Jansen, An VIII [= 1799/1800]. 3 volumes. 4to (2 text volumes) and folio (atlas). Atlas with engraved title-page, large folding map (59 x 86.5 cm) and 43 full-page engraved plates (numbered 2-44), including 14 botanical plates drawn or completed by Pierre-Joseph Redouté. Modern mottled half calf. Full description
€ 12,500
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Three works on fortification and warfare,
each illustrated with several engraved plates

LANDSBERG, Johann Hendrik van. Neue Grund-Risse und Entwürffe der Kriegs-Bau-Kunst.
Dresden and Leipzig, Friedrich Hekel, 1737. With engraved frontispiece and 21 engraved plates.
With:
(2) HERLIN, Ludwig Andreas. Das zum Krieg gehörige Augen-Merck, ...Dresden, heirs of Joh. Christ. Zimmermanns and Johann Nicolaus Gerlachen, 1738.
Including: GLASER, Johann Christoph. Antwort-Schreiben auf die vom Herrn Grafen von A. gethane drey Fragen ...
Dresden and Leipzig, Friedrich Heckel, 1736. With 6 engraved folding plates (numbered I-VI), each displaying several images, and a woodcut armorial headpiece.
(3) LAMPE, Philipp Christoph. Die in Bataille victorisirende Vestung, ...
Nuremberg, Christoph Weigel, 1738. With 8 engraved folding plates. 3 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 1,750
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Curious and rare treatise on a newly-invented life belt: author’s annotated copy

LANQUER, Richard. Le naufrage sans peril, ou l'invention d'une machine qu'on peut porter à la poche, qui nous fait passer les rivieres tous vestus, & ester plusieurs jours sur la mer, sans aucun péril pour nostre vie, & sans moüiller nos armes ny nos habits.
Paris, printed by C. Blageart, 1675. 8vo. Modern light brown half cloth, with original paper wrappers mounted on sides. Full description
€ 4,500
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First Dutch translation of voyages in search of a Northwest Passage
by Munk, Frobisher and Lindenau, illustrated by Van Sichem

[LA PEYRÈRE, Isaac de]. [MUNK, FROBISHER and LINDENAU]. Drie voyagien gedaen na Groenlandt, om te ondersoecken of men door de Naeuwte Hudson soude konnen seylen; om alsoo een doorvaert na Oost-Indien te vinden. Alle ten versoecke van Christianus de IIII. Koningh van Denemarcken, &c. de eerste door Joan Monnick, de tweede door Marten Forbisser[!], ende de derde door Gotske Lindenau. Als mede een beschryvinghe, hoe, en op wat wijse men walvisschen vanght. Item, een korte beschrijvingh van Groenlandt, met de manieren en hoedanicheden der inwoonderen aldaer.
Amsterdam, Gillis Joosten Saeghman, [ca. 1665]. 4to. With woodcut vignette of ships on title-page, 16 further woodcuts on integral leaves (1 full-page signed by Christoffel van Sichem IV and 9 half-page and smaller with his monogram). Late 19th-century vellum. Full description
€ 28,500
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Around the world in 1180 days
with 2 folding maps and 31 steel-engraved views

LAPLACE, Cyrille Pierre Théodore. Campagne de circumnavigation de la frégate l'Artémise, pendant les annéees 1837, 1838, 1839 et 1840, ... Tome premier[-sixième].
Paris, Arthus Bertrand (printed by Firmin Didot frères and Charles Lahure, 1841-1854. 6 volumes. 8vo. With 2 large folding engraved maps (engraved by Ambroise Tardieu and S. Jacobs) and 31 steel-engraved views, those in vols. I-IV drawn by (François) Edmond Pâris (1806-1893), engraved by [Eugène?] Laplante, Joseph Durond and [G.?] Nyon jeune, and printed by Bougeard; those in vols. V-VI anonymous and printed by N. Rémond. With the maps coloured in outline or partly coloured, and with the routes indicated and coloured. Contemporary boards, covered with the publisher's original green printed paper. Full description
€ 22,500
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Algeria and its notorious pirates

LAUGIER DE TASSY, Jacques Philippe. Beschryving van het koningryk en de stadt Algiers, met den tegenwoordigen staat dier regeeringe, landt- en zeemagt, inkomsten, staatswetten, werreltlyk recht en koophandel.
Including: Lyst der schepen, welke sedert den 24 december 1715, tot het einde des jaars 1724 door de Algiersche roovers van den staat der Vereenigde Nederlanden genomen zyn.
Amsterdam, Marten Schagen, 1725. 3 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With engraved title-page, folding engraved map of Algeria, folding engraved view and a folding engraved bird's eye view of Algiers. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spine, gold-tooled boards, gold-tooled board edges. Full description
€ 3,750
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Whaling in the Pacific

LECOMTE, Jules. Pratique de la pèche de la baleine dans les mers du sud.
Le Havre, J. Morlent (back of title-page: S. Faure), 1833. 8vo. With a wood engraved illustration on title-page by Dujardin after Lecomte, depicting a whale hunt. Original publisher's green printed paper wrappers. Full description
€ 1,950
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Drilling the Austrian Imperial infantry, with 49 manuscript formation plans in colour

LEEUWEN, Engelhard August Baron van. Plans des neu herrauss gegebene Exercittii nach den dermahligen Kayserl: Königl: kriegs Fuss Volck eingerichtet. Herausgegeben im Jahr 1765. Zugehörig Titl. Herrn Obrist Wacht M[ei]st[er] Baron v[on]: Engelhard.
Austria, 1769[?]. Oblong 4to (18.5 x 23 cm). With title and the explanation of the key letters used in the plans written in red, the key to the colour coding in the troop formations in 8 colours, and 49 (of 55) numbered colour-coded plans of infantry exercises. Each text leaf and each plan (except no. 26) in a frame of rules, nos. 2-35 in red, the rest in black. Plans 1, 24, 32, 33, 42, and 46 have been torn out, in 2 cases leaving a small piece of the drawing. Contemporary mottled tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 5,000
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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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Amsterdam as the commercial capital of the world,
including the first edition of the "Traité des arbitrages"

LE MOINE DE L'ESPINE, Jacques. Le negoce d'Amsterdam, ou traité de sa banque, de ses changes, des Compagnies Orientales & Occidentales, des marchandises qu'on tire de cette ville, & qu'on y porte de toutes les parties de monde, des poids, des mesures, des aunages, & du tarif. ...
Including: MONDOTEGUY, Jacques. Traité des arbitrages qui se sont par change sur les principales villes de l'Europe, ou la ville d'Amsterdam à change ouvert.
Amsterdam, Pierre Brunel, 1710. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. 18th-century half vellum. Full description
€ 3,500
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The first detailed published account of the Ottoman Emperors, partly translated from a Turkish manuscript

LEUNCLAVIUS (LÖWENKLAU), Johannes and Muhammed ibn Hasanjan SAADEDDIN. Annales Sultanorum Othmanidarum, a Turcis sua lingua scripti:Hieronymi Beck a Leopoldstorf ... diligentia Constantinopoli advecti M D L I, ...
Including: [PESEL, Paul]. Historia Viennae Austriacae a Turcis obsessae ...
Frankfurt am Main, heirs of Andreas Wechel, 1596. Large folio (32 x 21 cm). With a folding letterpress family tree of ancestors and descendants of Osman I. Modern tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 5,000
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Maarten Gerritsz. de Vries' journey to the north of Japan (1643)
With accompanying information by Von Siebold

LEUPE, Pieter Arend. Reize van Maarten Gerritsz. Vries in 1643 naar het noorden en oosten van Japan.
Including: SIEBOLD, Philipp Franz Balthasar von. Aardrijks- en volkenkundige toelichtingen tot de ontdekkingen van Maerten Gerritsz. Vries, met het fluitschip Castricum a[nn]o. 1643.
Amsterdam, Frederik Muller; [The Hague], Koninklijk instituut voor taal-, land en volkenkunde van Nederlandsch Indië, 1858. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With lithographed folding plate with reproductions of six signatures and a folded lithographed reproduction of Maarten Gerritsz. de Vries's original map , coloured in outline. Contemporary half cloth. Full description
€ 1,800
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Battle of words over the best practical solution to the determination of longitude before Harrison's chronometer

LEY, Jan Hendrick Jarichs van der. Het gulden zeeghel des grooten zeevaerts, daerinne beschreven wordt de waerachtige grondt vande zeylstreken en platte pas-caerten ...
Leeuwarden, Abraham vanden Rade, 1615. Oblong 4to (16.5 x 22 cm). With an emblematic engraved device/navigational diagram on the title-page and 27 (of 28) woodcut figures: 18 printed on integral leaves and the others on 3 folding plates. 18th-century(?) half vellum, blue-green paper sides, with manuscript author and title on spine. Full description
€ 55,000
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Map of Paris, showing the work on the new fortifications

LOGEROT, Auguste (editor). Plan de Paris et ses fortifications.
Paris, Auguste Logerot, 1843. Large folding engraved map (70 x 103 cm), with some details highlighted in hand-colouring, drawn by Gustave Maillard and G. Alvar Toussaint, engraved by Charles Dyonnet; and drawings of several monuments by Jean-Pierre Thénot, engraved by Alphonse Chamouin. The map has been divided into 32 sections and mounted on linen. Contemporary marbled slipcase. Full description
€ 150
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One of the best Robinson Crusoe imitations

[LONGUEVILLE, Peter]. The hermit: or, the unparallel'd sufferings and surprising adventures of Mr. Philip Quarll, an Englishman: who was lately discovered by Mr. Dorrington, a Bristol merchant, upon an uninhabited island in the South-Sea; where he has lived above fifty years, without any human assistance; still continues to reside, and will not come away.
London, printed for J. Wren, J. Jefferies and J. Fuller, 1751. 12mo. With engraved frontispiece and engraved map. Contemporary tanned sheepskin. Full description
€ 1,250
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The Battle of Waterloo, with 2 engraved battle-plans

[MAASKAMP, Evert]. De veldslag van het schoon verbond, op den 18n. junij 1815. Uit officieele berigten en aanteekeningen van ooggetuigen. Met kaarten, plans en afbeeldingen.
Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, 1815. 8vo. With an engraved portrait of the Prince of Orange on the title-page, 2 folding engraved battle plans with hand-coloured details and 1 folding engraved plate. Original publisher's green, printed paper wrappers. Full description
€ 950
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Description and illustration of a Dutch panorama of the Battle of Waterloo

MAASKAMP, Evert. Panorama. De veldslag van Waterloo 18 junij 1815. Derzelve nauwkeurige beschrijving … en bijgaande plan en explicatie.
Including:
- Beschrijving van den roemrijken veldslag van Waterloo, voorgesteld in het panorama op het Leidsche Plein over den Hollandschen Schouwburg.
- Staat en verdeeling van het vereenigd leger onder den hertog van Wellington, op den 18den junij 1815.
Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, 1816. 8vo. With a folding engraved and letterpress plate of the panorama. Original publisher's wrappers. Full description
€ 675
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Description of the first panorama erected in Brussels

MAASKAMP, Evert. Description de la bataille glorieuse de Waterloo, exposé au panorama, place St. Michel à Bruxelles.
Including:
- État et répartition de l'armée co-allié, commandée en chef par Mgr. Le Duc de Wellington; au 18 juin 1815.
Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, 1818. 8vo. With a folding engraved and letterpress plate of the panorama. Original publisher's wrappers. Full description
€ 900
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Educating the Austrian army in the anatomy of the horse, with 10 large colour plates

MACHOLD, Joseph. Zehn tafeln zur anatomie des Pferdes . . .
Vienna, the author "in Commission bei F. Paternos Nachfolger" (printed by Adolf Holzhausen), [1879]. Oblong 1mo (35×49 cm). With 10 numbered chromo-lithographed and double-tinted lithographed plates (35×49 cm), loose as issued. Original publisher's printed front wrapper preserved, back wrapper lacking. In a modern clamshell box. Full description
€ 4,500
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Italian friar captured by Ottoman pirates

MAGGIO, Francesco Maria. Vita, e morte del venerabil P. F. Alipio di S. Giuseppe Scalzo di S. Agostino Palermitano della congregazione d'Italia, in odio della confessione della S. Fede di Giesù Cristo, crudelissimamente ucciso da' Turchi di Barberia, nella città di Tripoli, a 17 di febbraio l'anno 1645 ...
Rome, Ignatio de' Lazzari, 1657. 4to. With 3 engraved plates. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment. Full description
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