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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. [12] engraved ll. Full description
€ 18,500
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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. [VI], 717, [17], [ 2 blank] pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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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. [24], 326 pp. Full description
€ 2,950
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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. 1-[2], 12, [2], [3-5], 6-115, [1] pp. Full description
€ 950
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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. VIII, 16, 313, [1 blank] pp. & 121 engr. plates Full description
€ 1,500
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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. [4]; [1], [1 blank]; [3], [1 blank]; [1], [1 blank]; [1], [1 blank]; [1], [1 blank]; [1], [1 blank]; [2]; [2] pp. Full description
€ 7,500
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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 . . .
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. [4], 351, [1] pp. Full description
€ 1,950
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Beautifully engraved map of the strait of Dover, with two inset views

HOOGHE, Romeyn de. Carte nouvelle des costes de Hollande, Zeelande, Flandre, Picardie, & Normandie, depuis la Brille jusques à Dieppe, avec une partie des costes D'Angleterre, ... Dressé sur les mémoires les plus nouveaux, par le Sr. Romain de Hooge.
Amsterdam, Covens & Mortier, [after 1721]. Large engraved map (58.5 x 94 cm), hand-coloured in outline, with two fully coloured inset views of the harbours of Dunkirk and Calais at the foot right, in beautifully decorated cartouche with the arms of Bavaria on top, another coloured cartouche at the foot left with a dedication to Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria. Further with 3 scale bars at the head (ca. 1:400,000). Framed (84 x 120 cm). Full description
€ 2,750
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The main source of early knowledge of the Pelew or Palau Islands in Micronesia, in Dutch translation

KEATE, George. Beschryving van de Pelew Eilanden ...
Rotterdam, Gerard Abraham Arrenberg, 1789. 4to. With 8 plates: 4 mixed technique (partly stipple-engraved) portraits, 1 large folding engraved map of the Palau Islands and western equatorial Pacific, and 3 folding engraved views. Contemporary boards. XXXII, 365, [1] pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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First extensive naval history with 45 engraved maps & illustrations

MORISOT, Claude Barthélemy. Orbis maritimi sive rerum in mari et littoribus gestarum generalis historia: in qua inventiones navium, earundem partes, armamenta. instructiones classium, navigationes, prælia maritima, arma, stratagemata.
Dijon, Pierre Palliot, 1643. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio (36 x 22 cm). With an engraved title-page, a folding engraved view, 23 engraved maps and 21 other engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine. [22], 725, [19] pp. Full description
€ 6,500
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Promoting trade with the French colonies

[O'HEGUERTY, Pierre André]. Essai sur les intérets du commerce maritime.
The Hague, 1754. 12mo. With a small woodcut illustrations on title-page, numerous fine woodcut head- and tailpieces, and a letterpress folding table. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine with the monogram ("BB") of the Bibliotheque Bignon, gold-tooled board edges. 258 pp. Full description
€ 975
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Ironclad ships on the frozen Dnieper at the Battle of Kinburn in the Crimean War

CRIMEAN WARS]. PARIS, [Edouard?], Adolphe BAYOT, Eugène CICÉRI, Antoine Léon MOREL FATTO. Nos souvenirs de Kil-Bouroun pendant l'hiver passé dans le liman du Dnieper 1855-1856. ... Album lithographié ...
Paris, Arthus-Bertrand (printed by Becquet frères), [1856]. 1mo (63 x 46 cm). An album of views, most including ships on the river, from the Battle of Kinburn in the Crimean War, comprising 17 plates: 1 tinted lithographed title-page, 15 tinted and double-tinted lithographed views (image size 30 x 46 cm) and a lithographed map. Many views also coloured by hand. Later half blue cloth portfolio. [17] lithographed ll. Full description
€ 7,500
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Watercolour coastal profiles in the East Indies and elsewhere, by the maritime painter to King George III

POCOCK, Nicholas. East India views islands headlands &c.
[London, ca. 1790?- ca. 1805]. Ten watercolour coastal profiles in grey and blue, of widely varying sizes (30 to 119 cm long), with contemporary captions and other notes in pencil or black ink. 20th-century brown cloth with the artist's original laid-paper wrappers bound at the end. [10] drawings. Full description
€ 28,000
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Surprisingly rare trilingual nautical dictionary

REEHORST, Karel Pieter ter. Woordenboek der zee-, stoom- en scheepsbouwkundige-termen, in de Hollandsche, Fransche en Engelsche talen. - Dictionnaire Français-Hollandais, des termes techniques employés dans la marine à voiles et à vapeur, dans l'architecture navale et commettage. - Dictionary of nautical-, steam- and shipbuilding-terms, in the English and Dutch.
Amsterdam, widow of G. Hulst van Keulen, 1845[-1847]. 3 volumes. 8vo. Contemporary blue stiff paper wrappers. [4], 159, [1 blank]; [4], 118, [2 blank]; [4], 112; 8 pp. Full description
€ 850
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The Billings-Sarychev expedition to eastern Siberia and Alaska. Only edition of Dutch translation

SARYCHEV, Gavriil Andreevich. Reis in het Noordoostelijke Siberie, en op de IJszee en den Noordoostelijken oceaan.
Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1808. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a large folding engraved map by C. van Baarsel after Sarychev, 10 engraved folding plates, 5 hand-coloured aquatint plates and a folding table. Contemporary half sheepskin. [2], XXII, 190; X [=VIII], 334 pp. Full description
€ 5,500
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Correspondence of the "lord of the naval and commercial conquest of Arabia, Persia and India"

SILVA, Luiz Augusto Rebello da (et al.). Corpo diplomatico Portuguez contendo os actos e relações politicas e diplomaticas de Portugal.
Lisbon, Typographia da Academia Real das Sciencias / Imprensa Nacional, 1862-1959. 15 volumes (final volume in 2 parts). Small folio (22.5 x 28.5 cm). Uniformly bound in half tan sheepskin, decorated paper sides, gold-tooled spines, decorated endpapers, sprinkled edges. Some original publishers printed wrappers bound in. Full description
€ 18,500
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A new passage to the Pacific and state-sponsored piracy

SPILBERGEN, Joris van and Jacob Le MAIRE. Speculum Orientalis Occidentalisque Indiae navigationum; quarum una Georgii à Spilbergen classis cum potestate Praefecti, altera Jacobi le Maire auspiciis imperioque directa, annis 1614, 15, 16, 17, 18. Exhibens novi in Mare Australe transitus, ...
Leiden, Niclaes van Geelkerck for Jodocus Hondius, 1619. Oblong 4to (19 x 25 cm). With a large engraving on title-page, and 25 numbered engraved plates with maps and views: 2 large folding (a map of the world and a map of the East Indian archipelago), 5 double-page (mostly bound as fold-outs) and 18 full-page, several with insets. Blind-tooled pigskin (ca. 1700? but probably the book's first binding), in a panel design with 2 large rolls, rebacked. 175 pp. Full description
€ 32,500
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17th-century positive reward philosophy of human resource management

ST. LO, George.

England's safety: or, a bridle to the French King. Proposing a sure method for encouraging navigation, and raising qualified seamen ...
London, William Miller, 1693. 4to. With a pseudo-heraldic woodcut frontispiece (17 x 12 cm) with letterpress title and motto ("This encouraged, England must flourish."), with as bearing an anchor topped by the royal crown, and other nautical attributes, supported by 2 men, one with a globe and the other with a quadrant, each with a compass at his feet. The British flag flies above it with ships in the background. Set in roman and italic types. 18th-century blue paper wrappers, side stitched through 4 holes, with manuscript title-label on front. 54, [2] pp.

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Regulations for maritime trade

TJASSENS, Johan. Zee-politie der Vereenichde Nederlanden verthoont in een tafel, ende twee kleyne boecken ... Waer achter ghevoecht zijn eenighe saecken tot onderrechtinge en kennisse tot de politie dienende.
The Hague, Johan Veely, 1652. 4to. Contemporary vellum. [36], 276 pp. Full description
€ 1,500
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Extremely rare manual for sailing to the Dutch East Indies

[VOC - SAILOR'S MANUAL]. Korte onderwysinge in de mond examen, zijnde al het geene een stuurman nodig is te weten van het loopen der stroomen, banken, ... als mede goede ankergronden, de winden uit Texel na de Indien: het verleggen der compassen ... in korte vragen en antwoorden.
Amsterdam, widow of Gerard Hulst van Keulen, 1806. 8vo. With a contemporary letterpress advertisement mounted on the inside of front board: "By den Mathematischen Instrumentmaker A. van Santen ... te Rotterdam, word het navolgende gemaakt, verkogt, gerepareerd, hersteld en schoongemaakt, als: compassen, sextanten, octanten, zeemeters of patentloggen .... Verkoopt verder alle soorten van zeeboeken, zeekaarten van alle zeeen ...". Decorated stiff paper wrappers. 100 pp. Full description
€ 1,750
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