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Remarkable illustrated manuscript with instructions for tactical formations for grenadiers

[BACKER, Jan] and Albrecht Nicolaas van AERSSEN BEIJEREN. Exercitien voor een compagnie grenadiers bestaande in het manuaal & d'evolutien ...
[The Netherlands], 1738. Folio. With 25 ink drawings depicting tactical formation exercises for infantry. Contemporary gold- and blind-tooled mottled calf, a red morocco title-label lettered in gold, gold-tooled board edges, marbled edges. [1], [1 blank], 49, [9 blank] pp. Full description
€ 2,950
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First edition of the magnificent work on the Dutch colony of Brazil,
the folio edition, complete with all plates and maps

BARLAEUS, Caspar. Rerum per Octennium in Brasilia et alibi nuper gestarum.
Amsterdam, Joan Blaeu, 1647. Folio. With an engraved title-page, an engraved portrait of Johan Maurits van Nassau, 25 double-page engraved maps and plans, and 31 double-page engraved plates. Further with a woodcut printer's device on the title-page. Contemporary vellum, upper cover ruled in blind with blind-stamped floral vignette in center. [12, including title-page, frontispiece and portrait], 340, [8] pp. Full description
€ 36,500
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Anticipating Halley on the periodicity of comets and excellent engraved patterns for constructing sundials

BIANCANI, Giuseppe. Sphaera mundi, seu cosmographia demonstrativa, ac facili methodo tradita: in qua totius mundi fabrica, una cum novis, Tychonis, Kepleri, Galilaei, aliorumq[ue] astronomorum adinventis continetur.
Modena, Andrea & Girolamo Cassiani, 1653. With a large folding diagram, a woodcut diagram on an inserted half-page slip, numerous woodcut diagrams and other illustrations in text, letterpress tables.
With: (2) BIANCANI, Giuseppe. Constructio instrumenti ad horologia solaria describenda peropportuni. ... Opus posthumum.
Modena, Andrea Cassiani, 1654. With a woodcut astronomical dial on the title-page, 18 numbered engraved figures printed from 12 copper plates and a large folding letterpress table. 2 works in 1 volume. Folio. Contemporary sheepskin parchment, rebacked. [6], 232; 24, [5] pp. Full description
€ 8,500
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Two of the finest Dutch costume & folklore works bound together, both in contemporary colour

BING, Valentijn & Jan BRAET VON UEBERFELDT.

Nederlandsche Kleederdragten, naar de natuur getekend. Costumes des Pays-Bas dessinés d'après nature.
Amsterdam, Frans Buffa en zonen, 1857.
With:
(2) BING, Valentijn & Jan BRAET VON UEBERFELDT. Nederlandsche zeden en gebruiken. Naar de natuur getekend. Moeurs et usages de la Hollande dessinés d'après nature.
[Amsterdam, Frans Buffa en zonen, 1859].
2 works in 1 volume. Large folio (ca. 57 x 41 cm). Ad 1 with 56 large lithographed plates showing Dutch costumes, printed in colour. Ad 2 with 18 lithographed Dutch folkloristic and costume plates, printed in colour and finished by hand. Contemporary three quarter buckram with the title and the name of the author lettered in gold on the front board and on the spine. [15] ll. and 56 lithographed plates; [6] ll. and 18 lithographed plates.

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€ 6,500
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The first Dutch work on tropical medicine

BONTIUS, Jacobus (Jacob de BONDT), Willem PISO & Georg MARKGRAF. Oost- en West-Indische warande. Vervattende aldaar de leef- en geneeskonst. ...
Amsterdam, Jan ten Hoorn, 1694.
With: (2) Johannes VERBRUGGE. De nieuwe verbeterde chirurgyns scheeps-kist ...
Amsterdam, Jan ten Hoorn, 1693.
2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Ad 1 with an engraved title-page, a small fleur-de-lis woodcut vignette on the title-page, a woodcut decorated initial and a woodcut tail-piece. Ad 2 with a large woodcut vignette on the title-page, and three woodcut decorated initials. Contemporary vellum with the manuscript title on the spine. [1], [1 blank], [4], 304, [7], [1 blank]; 96 pp. Full description
€ 7,500
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Important early work on statistics and social sciences

BOSE, Johann Andreas. Introductio generalis in notitiam rerumpublicarum orbis universi. ...
Jena, Johann Bielcke for Samuel Krebs, 1676. 4to. With an engraved full-page portrait of the author in the text, the title printed in red and black, and further with woodcut decorated initials and woodcut endpieces. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment, manuscript title and shelf mark on spine. [16], 370, [22] pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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Bottle made to look like a book, ca. 1830, with images of Benjamin Franklin and the distillery

[BOTTLE IN BOOK FORM]. Esprit de Francklin ... Le B[on].homme Richard.
Chalonnes sur Loire, Fremy frères, Bottrel et Cie., [ca. 1830]. Blown glass bottle made in the form of a book (15 x 10 x 3 cm plus 1.5 cm neck and lip). The "spine" is covered with gold-tooled red morocco, with 7 horizontal rolls dividing it into 5 fields plus a smaller 6th at the foot, the title and the French form of Franklin's pen-name in fields 3 and 4 and a decoration in fields 1, 3 and 5, the "boards" covered with paper, each with an lithographed rectangular decorative border enclosing an oval laurel wreath around an oval paper overlay with a lithographed view, that on the front board showing Benjamin Franklin and that on the back board showing a man in the distillery, each with accompanying texts above and below the wreath. The paper sides (but not their overlays) have a slight reddish cast. Full description
€ 9,500
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17th-century Hungary, Dalmatia, and the Peloponnese depicted in numerous engraved plates

BOUTTATS, Gaspar (engraver). Korte en nette beschryvinghe van de koninckrycken Hongheryen en Dalmatien, Midts-gaeders de vorstendommen van Sevenberghen, Wallachien, Moldavien, Burgarien, etc. ...
Antwerpen, Hendrick van Dunewalt and Gasper Bouttats, 1688.
With: (2) [BOUTATTS Gaspar (compiler) and Vincenzo Maria CORONELLI (engraver)]. Korte, beknoopte, en nette beschryvinghe van het koninck-ryck Morea. ...
Antwerpen, Hendrick van Dunwalt and Gaspar Bouttats, [ca. 1685?].
Oblong 8vo (ca. 12 x 19 cm). With 82 full-page engraved plates (44 in ad 1 and 38 (including 1 folding) in ad 2). Contemporary gold-tooled calf (or sheepskin), sewn on 3 supports with the corresponding raised bands on the spine. 47, [1 blank] and 44 engraved plates; [1], [1 blank], 24 pp. and 38 engraved plates. Full description
€ 7,500
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Finely executed botanical and pomological drawings, coloured with gouache by a pioneering female Swiss alpinist

BRUNNER, Elise. [Botanical and pomological drawings].
[Bern?], 1847-1848. Oblong 4to. Album with 25 botanical and pomological pencil drawings in various sizes, all coloured with gouache, apparently by the artist, and mostly signed by Elise Brunner. All these drawings are mounted on the album leaves of various colours. Also inserted is a black and white sketch in pencil signed by an unknown female artist "Marie Blau fec.". 19th-century half dark red morocco with lighter red morocco sides, gold-tooled spine. [61] album ll., 18 of the first 21 containing 25 colour drawings and 1 pencil sketch. Full description
€ 2,950
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Encyclopediaedic work describing everything known about the natural world

BUFFON, Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de. Oeuvres complètes de Buffon, suivies de ses continuateurs Daubenton, Lacépède, Cuvier, Duméril, Poiret, Lesson et Geoffroy-St-Hilaire.
Brussels, Th. Lejeune, 1828-1830. 14 volumes. Large 8vo (24 x 16 cm). With lithographed frontispiece portrait of the author, lithographed portrait of Daubenton, 2 lithographed emblematic frontispieces, 2 lithographed double-page maps, 6 numbered lithographed plates of teeth, 16 numbered lithographed plates of scientific instruments and apparatus, and 6 numbered lithographed plates of seeds in the first 4 introductory volumes, lithographed frontispieces of a naked man, woman and child, and 26 lithographed plates of human heads and species, of which 10 are nicely coloured by hand in volume 5 on the natural history of man, illustrations of mammals and mammalian anatomy on 469 lithographed plates, of which 226 coloured by hand in volumes 6 to 10, and illustrations of birds on 210 lithographed plates, all beautifully coloured by hand and several heightened with gold in volumes 11 to 14.
Contemporary gold-tooled half red half morocco, marbled paper sides, marbled edges, marbled endpapers. Each volume ca. 500 pp. Full description
€ 5,550
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The first English traveller in Mexico since 1640

BULLOCK, William. Le Mexique en 1823, ou relation d'un voyage dans la Nouvelle-Espagne ...
Paris, Alexis-Eymery, 1824. 3 volumes. 8vo (text) and oblong 4to (atlas). The atlas contains 2 large folding maps (44.2 x 32 and 32 x 35.5 cm), and 19 lithographed plates by Marlet, including 6 nicely coloured by hand and one folding (14 x 36.5 cm), depicting views, costumes and scultpture of Mexico. Contemporary half green painted vellum, green paste paper sides, with brown title labels lettered in gold on the spines. [4], III, LXXII, 364; [4], 370, [2]; 11 pp. Full description
€ 4,950
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An important early Americanum concerning the discovery by Columbus

CANINI, Angelo; Antonio de NEBRIJA and Gaspar BARREIROS (or Caspar VARRERIUS). De locis s. scripturae Hebraicis Angeli Caninii commentarius et Antonii Nebrissensis quinquagena. Nunc primùm simul emendatiùs edita. Accessit Gasparis Varrerii lusitani De ophira regione in sacris litteris disputatio.
Louvain, Gerardus Rivius, 1600. 8vo. With a woodcut "IHS" vignette on the title-page. Contemporary limp vellum with the manuscript title on the spine, remnants of ties. [8], 197, [9], [3], [14], 299-250, [6] pp. Full description
€ 12,500
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Account of a mid 19th-century diplomatic mission to Japan, China, and India,
with a manuscript dedication by the author

CHASSIRON, Charles de. Notes sur le Japon, la Chine et l'Inde. 1885-1859-1860.
Paris, E. Dentu & Ch. Reinwald, 1861. 8vo. With 2 full-page maps (of Japan and Korea and of Northern China), a large hand coloured folding view of "Yeddo" or Edo (now Tokyo), a hand coloured folding city plan, 8 hand coloured full page plates of flora and fauna, 2 hand coloured folding views of the Japanese country side, and 3 hand coloured plates (including 1 folding) showing caricatures. Contemporary half purpleish-brown sheepskin, gold-tooled spine with the title lettered in gold, marbled endpapers, gilt top edge, blue reading ribbon. XI, [1 blank], 356, [1], [1 blank], [1], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 4,950
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A scarce Arabic bestiary

DAMIRI, Muhammad ibn Musa al-. Kitab Hayat al-Hayawan [= Book of the life of animals].
Meknes, Morocco, 1267 AH [= 1851 CE]. 4to (19 x 23 cm). Arabic manuscript on paper, brown maghribi script in two hands with important words and phrases in red and blue. With an illuminated head-piece at the start of the text in red, blue, green, and gold. Contemporary gold-tooled red leather with a fore-edge flap. 62 ll. Full description
€ 7,500
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The natural history of India

DELESSERT, Adolphe. Souvenirs d´un voyage dans l´Inde exécuté de 1834 à 1839.
Paris, Bétrune et Plon for Fortin, Masson et Cie & Langlois et Leclerq, 1843. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With 8 lithographed plates of landscapes and cities in India by V. Dollet, 27 engraved plates of mammals, birds, and insects, in the second part after the designs by J.G. Prêtre, Delahaye, and Vaillant, including 24 beautifully coloured by hand by the famous "coloriste" Gérard, and 1 large folding map of Europe, Africa, and Asia, indicating in red the route of Delessert's journey. Contemporary gold-tooled half red morocco. [6], III, 134; [4], 107, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 9,800
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Wonderful edition of a monumental collection of tracts and treatises in four languages

DU MONT, Jean and Jean Rousset de MISSY. Corps universel diplomatique du droit des gens ...
Amsterdam and The Hague, P. Brunel, R. & G. Wetstein, Firm of Janssonius van Waesberghe, L'Honoré & Chatelain, P. Husson, and C. Levier, 1726-1731.
With:
(2) BARBEYRAC, Jean (compiler). Histoire des anciens traitez ...
Amsterdam and The Hague, the firm of Janssonius van Waesberghe, Wetstein & Smith & Chatelain, P. de Hondt, Veuve C. Levier & J. Neaulme, 1739.
(3) DU MONT, Jean and Jean ROUSSET DE MISSY. Supplement au corps universel diplomatique du droit des gens ...
Amsterdam and The Hague, the firm of Janssonius van Waesberghe, Wetstein & Smith & Chatelain, P. de Hondt, Veuve C. Levier & J. Neaulme, 1739.
(4) DU MONT, Jean and Jean ROUSSET DE MISSY. Le ceremonial diplomatique des cours de l'Europe.
Amsterdam and The Hague, the firm of Janssonius van Waesberghe, Wetstein & Smith & Chatelain, P. de Hondt, Veuve C. Levier & J. Neaulme, 1739.
16 volumes: (ad 1: 17 parts in 10 volumes, ad 2: 2 parts in 1 volume, ad 3: 4 parts in 3 volumes, ad 4: 2 parts in 2 volumes). Large folio. With an engraved title-page in the first volumes of ads 1-3, an engraved full-page plate in volume 1 of ad 1 and some (folding) tables in the volumes of ad 4. All vollumes contian woodcut or engraved vignettes on the title-pages, woodcut decorated initials, and woodcut head- and tailpieces. The main title-pages for the different parts are printed in red and black, with occasionally some small woodcut illustrations in the text of most volumes. Contemporary uniform blind-tooled vellum, sewn on 9 supports with 9 corresponding raised bands on the spine, with the manuscript title and volume number in the second and third compartment, red and blue sprinkled edges. A detailed list of contents is available upon request. Full description
€ 18,000
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Rare first edition of an important work by one of the foremost metallurgists of the 17th century

ECKER, Lazarus and John PETTUS (translator). Fleta minor. The laws of art and nature ... of confin'd metals.
London, printed, for the author, by Thomas Dawks, 1683. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With an engraved portrait of the author as a frontispiece, a separate title-page for part 2, and 43 large engravings in text on mining, distilling, and working metals (41 in part 1 and 2 in part 2). Further with elaborately decorated woodcut initials throughout. Contemporary mottled calf, rebacked with lighter brown calf, spine elaborately gold-tooled and with a red morocco title label lettered in gold, gold-tooled board edges, red sprinkled edges. [44], 345, [1 blank]; [8], 133, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 9,500
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Fine work on horses by a famous equerry

EISENBERG, Friedrich Wilhelm Baron d'. La perfezione e i difetti del cavallo.
Florence, Giuseppe Allegrini for the Stamperia Imperiale, 1753. Folio. With an engraved title-page (with a variant of the title in French), a woodcut vignette on the title-page, the typographical title-page is printed in red and black, 22 full-page engraved plates, showing horses in several positions in 119 figures, and 1 folding engraved plate depicting a horse in full. Contemporary vellum, with the title lettered in gold within a small gold-tooled frame on the spine, blue edges. [4], CXLIII, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 7,500
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Exceptionally rare Dutch edition of Eustachius' complete collection of anatomical plates

EUSTACHIUS, Bartolomaeus and Andreas BONN (editor). De ontleedkundige plaaten van B. Eustachius.
Amsterdam, Lodewijk van Es, [1798]. Folio (ca. 37 x 24.5 cm). With 47 engraved plates on 41 leaves. Early 19th-century quarter vellum, brown marbled paper sides, with the author in manuscript at the head of the spine. [2], [51] ll. and 47 engraved plates on 41 leaves. Full description
€ 1,500
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Very rare work on the basso continuo: an essential part in Baroque music

FISCHER, Johann Philipp Albrecht. Korte en noodigste grond-regelen van de bassus-continuus, beneffens verscheyde aenmerkingen, over dasselfs behandelinge; voorgestelt, ende met eenige exempels verklaert.
Utrecht, Willem Stouw (colophon: printed in Utrecht by Pieter Muntendam), 1731. 4to. With one full-page woodcut illustration of a circle diagram showing how to change chords in different metres. Further with numerous woodcut music notations in the text, two woodcut decorated initials, and a floral woodcut tail-piece on +4v. Contemporary half red sheepskin and floral decorated paper over boards [8], 52, [1], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 3,750
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Accurately revised, corrected, and enlarged edition of Flamsteed's celestial atlas,
the first celestial atlas since Tycho Brahe and Hevelius

FLAMSTEED, John and Jean FORTIN (editor). Atlas céleste de Flamstéed ...
Paris, Le citoyen Lamarche, successeur de Robert de Vaugondy & J. Fortin, "L'an IIIe de la République Françoise" [= 1795]. Small 4to. With beautifully designed engraved maps of the celestial globe, including all astronomical constellations, on 30 double-page plates, versos blank, including 2 maps of the celestial hemispheres, and 2 maps of the celestial planisphere, one after a design by Abbé de La Caille with the plans of the southern constellations, all maps engraved by C. E. Voisard after Flamsteed, and the text written on the maps by Beaublé. With the title and text set within a simple woodcut frame. Contemporary half calf, black morocco title label lettered in gold on the spine, brown sprinkled paper sides, marbled edges. IX, [1] pp.; 30 double-page engraved plates; 47, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 5,000
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French commerce via Egypt and the Red Sea before the opening of the Suez Canal

FROMENT, Dominique. Du commerce des Europeens avec les Indes, par la Mer Rouge et par l'Egypte.
Paris, Dugour et Durant, an VII [= 1799]. 8vo. With a very large, folding map showing the fastest route from France to India (via the Mediterranean, Egypt, the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean), 7 folding tables, and a woodcut illustration at the head of the first chapter. Contemporary dark blue paper wrappers, protected by a semi-opaque coated paper dust jacket. [2], XIV, 211, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 7,500
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Very rare edition of an influential Portuguese trading manual

GARRIDO, João Antonio. Taboada curiosa, novamente reformada, e augmentada ...
Lisbon, Domingos Rodrigues, 1747. 4to. With the engraved coat-of-arms of the dedicatee Alexandre Metello de Sousa Menezes at the start of the dedicationon, 4 woodcut decorated initials, a woodcut headpiece at the start of each chapter, a headpiece made up of typographical ornaments at the start of the prologue, and 2 woodcut tailpieces. Contemporary vellum, red spotted edges. [18], 182 pp. Full description
€ 4,500
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Luxurious collection of 390 coats-of-arms of important Flemish, Dutch and French noble families,
mostly hand-drawn and hand-coloured and some painted with gold and executed on vellum

[HERALDRY - FLANDERS - NETHERLANDS - FRANCE]. [Album containing coats-of-arms of Flemish, Dutch and French noble families].
[France, Flanders and the Netherlands, 17th and 18th century]. Folio. With 390 coats-of-arms (plus another 49 blank shields) of which 13 on vellum, all but 25 contemporary hand-coloured of which 17 painted with gold and 1 with silver and all but 3 drawn by hand. Mostly all coat of arms are captioned in brown ink in contemporary 17th- or 18th-century cursive hands, in which also the sometimes added manuscript text (on the same or another leaf) is written. Coats of arms on paper and vellum in various sizes, mounted on later folio-sized paper leaves. 18th-century half red roan (sheepskin), brown sprinkled paper sides over boards, manuscript title label on the front board. All loose leaves and quires mounted/stored on [29] ll, the quires loosely stored in a paper slip mounted on a leaf. Full description
€ 13,500
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First edition of an incredibly rare 18th-century mathematical work

KNOOP, Johann Hermann. Eerste pylaar der algemene mathesis of wis-kunde, of de arithmetica ...
Leeuwarden, Abraham Ferwerda, 1758. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With an engraved folding plate after the last page, a small woodcut vignette on the title-page, a woodcut headpiece at the start of the work, two decorated woodcut initials, and numerous mathematical figures in the text. The title-page is printed in red and black, the work includes a divisional title-page for part 2. Contemporary(?) gold-tooled half brown calf, with remnants of a dark brown morocco title-label on the spine, brown sprinkled paper sides. [16], 498; [2], 503-976 [= 473] pp. Full description
€ 1,950
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Rare complete set of first editions of four major Dutch works on the planting and cultivation of (fruit-) trees

KNOOP, Johann Hermann. Pomologia ...
Leeuwarden, Abraham Ferwerda, 1758.
With:
(2) [IDEM]. Fructologia ...
Leeuwarden, Abraham Ferwerda and Gerrit Tresling, 1763.
(3) [IDEM]. Dendrologia ...
Leeuwarden, Abraham Ferwerda and Gerrit Tresling, 1763.
(4) [IDEM]. Beschryving van de moes- en keuken-tuin ...
Leeuwarden, Abraham Ferwerda and Gerrit Tresling, 1769.
4 works in 2 volumes. (1-3 together, 4 separate). Folio. With all 4 title-pages with an ornamental woodcut frame printed in red. Ad 1 with an engraved coat-of-arms at the start of the dedication and 20 hand-coloured full-page engraved plates depicting apples (numbered 1-12) and pears (numbered 1-8), woodcut decorated initials and ornamental woodcut tail pieces. Ad 2 with 19 hand-coloured full-page engraved plates with illustrations of peaches, plums, cherries, berries, etc., 1 woodcut decorated initial, and ornamental woodcut tail pieces. Ads 3 and 4 with woodcut decorated initials and ornamental woodcut tail pieces. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine with (remnants) of title labels lettered in gold, brown sprinkled paper sides. [1], [1 blank], [2], 86, [1], [1 blank]; [1], [1 blank], [2], 132; [1], [1 blank], [2], 168, [4]; [1], [1 blank], 235, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 15,000
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Brightly handcoloured contemporary manuscript plan showing a military camp
near Korbeek/Corbais, Belgium, during the Nine Years' War

[MAP - MILITARY - LOW COUNTRIES - KORBEEK]. Plan du campement de l'armée des alliees campée a Corbay depuis le 19 Juin au 7 Juliet l'an 1696.
[Belgium?, ca. 1696]. Manuscript plan on paper (38 x 48 cm) in ink and bright watercolour. With the title in a wreath at the head, a large panel at the foot with keys identifying the camps of the various troops, and two smaller panels at the head, with keys to the villages and other locations, and a general overview map. Full description
€ 2,000
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Richly illustrated collection of writings on aerial photography and photogrammetry, by a pioneer in the field.

LAUSSEDAT, Aimé. Recherches sur les instruments, le méthodes et le dessin topographiques, ... Tome I. Aperçu historique sur les instruments et les méthodes. La topographie dans tous les temps. Tome II. Première partie: Iconométrie et métrophotogravure. Tome II. Deuxième partie: Développement et progrès de la métrophotographie à l'étranger et en France.
Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1898-1903. 3 parts in 2 volumes. Large 8vo. With more than 300 illustrations in the text, several photographic, and 47 mostly folding or double-page maps, plans, profiles and plates. Contemporary half sheepskin. XI, [1 blank], 449, [1]; [4], 198; [4], 287, [1] pp. Full description
€ 1,500
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Rare French edition of the biography of the national hero of Albania

LAVARDIN, Jacques de. Histoire de Georges Castriot, surnommé Scanderbeg, Roy d'Albanie.
Paris, G. Chaudiere, 1597. 8vo. With 2 full-page engraved portraits (of Scanderbeg and Mahomet II), numerous decorated woodcut initials and woodcut headpieces, a woodcut printer's device on the title-page. Early 19th-century gold- and blind-tooled brown calf. [20], 447, [13] ll. Full description
€ 9,500
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Rare only edition of a Portuguese naval warfare handbook

LOPES DA COSTA ALMEIDA, Antonio. Compendio theorico-pratico de artilharia naval. Extractado, e redigido das obras dos mais celebres, e modernos authores e accomodado para servir de compendio lectivo ...
Lisbon, Royal Academy of Sciences, 1829. 4to. With 10 numbered folding lithographed plates. Contemporary gold-stamped red morocco with gold-stamped spine label. [4], VII, [1], 434, [4] pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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A defence of Arab culture in Spain

LUNA, Miguel de. Histoire des deux conquestes d'Espagne par les Mores, la premiere faite par Tarif & Mussa, sur les Crestiens; la seconde, par Abdalasis, sur les Mores revoltez, et des revolutions arrivées dans l'empire des califes pendant prés de cinquante ans. ...
Paris, widow of François Muguet, 1708. 12mo. Contemporary mottled calf, red edges. [24], 485, [4], [3 blank] pp. Full description
€ 1,500
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Ca. 9000 Arabic terms and translations

[MANUSCRIPT - ARABIC - DICTIONARY]. [Vocabularium Italico-Arabicum]. Arabic-Italian dictionary.
[Probably Egypt, ca. 1770]. 4to (ca. 17 x 22 cm). Arabic and Italian manuscript on paper, 19 lines per extensum, paginated throughout from right to left. Near-contemporary brown leather with a blind-stamped oriental rosette as a center piece and similar style corner pieces on both boards, a (partial) manuscript title-label on the spine. 494 pp. Full description
€ 18,000
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Remarkable logbook of the lesser-known part of l'Archimède's diplomatic mission to Asia

[MANUSCRIPT - EAST ASIA - LAGRENÉ MISSION]. [Ship's log of the "Archimède"].
At sea between Macao and Calcutta, 1846. 2 volumes. Folio (ca. 32 x 22 cm). With two pencil sketches on pp. 58 and 59. Contemporary blue cloth, blue sprinkled edges, pink paste paper endpapers. 65, [40 blank]; 76-106 [=30], [100 blank], [1], [2 blank], [2], [10 blank] pp. Full description
€ 8,500
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One of the earliest works on hunting and hawking written in Spanish

NUÑEZ DE AVENDAÑO, Pedro. Aviso de Cazadores y Caça.
Madrid, Pedro Madrigal, 1593.
With: (2) [bound before ad 1] NUÑEZ DE AVENDAÑO, Pedro. De exequendis mandatis regnum Hispaniae, quae rectoribus civitatum dantur, & hodie continentur in titulo.
Madris, Pedro Madrigal, 1593.
2 works in 1 volume. Folio (27 x 18.5 cm). With the woodcut printer's device on the title-page of ad 1, and two decorated woodcut initials. Further with the woodcut coat-of-arms of Habsburg Spain on the title-page of ad 2, numerous decorated woodcut initials, a woodcut headpiece at the start of the work, and headpieces made up of typographical ornaments in the first few chapters. Later limp vellum, sewn on 2 vellum tapes laces through the joints, with the manuscript title on the spine, remnants of ties. [8], "555" [= 553], [1], [2 blank], [40]; 34 pp. Full description
€ 12,500
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Highly important work on Portuguese law, written by order of the king

NUNEZ DO LEÃO, Duarte. Leis extravagantes collegidas e relatadas pelo licenciado Duarte Nunez do liam per mandado do muito alto & muito poderoso Rei Dom Sebastiam nosso Senhor.
Including: NUNEZ DO LEÃO, Duarte. Annotacões sobre as ordenacões dos cinquo livros.
Lisbon, Antonio Gonçalvez, 1569.
Folio. With the woodcut coat-of-arms of King Sebastião on the title-page and the divisional title-page of the second work, 6 large historiated woodcut initials, and numerous small decorated woodcut initials.
Later vellum, with the manuscript title in Gothic script on the spine, red sprinkled edges. [4], 218, [16]; 8 ll. Full description
€ 6,500
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Rare work about star velocity by one of the most important astronomers of the 20th century

OORT, Jan Hendrik. The stars of high velocity. Proefschrift ter verkrijging van den graad van doctor in de wis- en natuurkunde aan de Rijks-Universiteit te Groningen...
Groningen, Gebroeders Hoitsema, 1926. Folio. With 12 figures, illustrating star velocity, and 30 tables (only 27 are numbered). Original grey paper wrappers, with the title and name of the author printed on the front wrapper and the spine, in a protective semi-opaque coated paper dust jacket. [8], 75, [1], [1 slip-in leaf with theses] pp. Full description
€ 950
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The first European botanical work describing Indian herbs and diseases

ORTA, Garcia de, Nicolás MONARDES and others. Dell'historia dei semplici aromati, et altre cose: che vengono portate dall'Indie Orientali pertinenti all'uso della medicina.
Venice, Francesco Ziletti, 1589. 2 volumes bound as 1, the first in 4 parts and the second in 2 parts. 8vo. With a woodcut printer's device on the title-page of volume 1 and the divisional title page of volume 2, 28 woodcut illustrations in text.Later yellow painted (sheepskin) parchment. [32], 347, [5], 131, [13] pp. Full description
€ 5,250
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From Rio de Janeiro to Batavia: a gripping account of the fastest circumnavigation of the globe of the time

ORTEGA, Casimiro de (translator), [Charles CLERKE (attributed)]. Viage del comandante Byron al rededor del mundo, hecho ultimamente de orden del almirantazgo de Inglaterra.
Madrid, Don Francisco Mariano Nipho, 1769. 4to. With a full-page, copper-engraved frontispiece, a large, folding, copper-engraved map of the Strait of Magellan in the back with the coasts highlighted in blue, and ornamental head-pieces throughout. Contemporary vellum with the manuscript title and a (later) shelf mark ("143") on the spine. [18], 245, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 6,500
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Mysterious biography of the mythical first king of Paraguay,
who had allegedly saved the locals from the oppression of the Jesuits

[PARAGUAY - KING NICOLAS I]. Histoire de Nicolas I. Roy du Paraguai, et Empereur des Mamelus.
Saint Paul [= São Paulo, but the work was likely printed somewhere in Western Europe], 1756. 8vo. With a typographical ornament on the title-page. Contemporary brown paste paper wrappers. 88 pp. Full description
€ 5,000
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A visit to the Holy City in 1861

PÂRIS, François-Edmond. Souvenirs de Jérusalem. Album dessiné par M. le contre-amiral Pâris ...
Paris, Arthus-Bertrand, [1862]. Large folio (ca. 64 x 49 cm). With an etched and coloured vignette plan of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre mounted on the title-page and 14 lithographs, including 12 printed in colour, by Albert Adam, Charles claude Bachelier, Hubert Clerget, Charles Fichot, and Jules Gaildrau after François-Edmond Pâris. Stored loosely, as issued, in the original paper wrapper showing the title and in a modern half brown cloth portfolio. [4] pp. and 14 lithographed plates. Full description
€ 5,000
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Persian almanac

[PERSIAN ALMANAC]. [Persian manuscript almanac].
[Qajar, Iran, 1869 CE =] 1285 AH. 8vo (11.5 x 18.5 cm). Persian and Arabic manuscript on laid paper. Black and red nastaliq script in rubricated rows and columns with Arabic headings in fine riqah script and gilt floral ornaments to each page. Contemporary blind-tooled brown leather, pink paste-downs. 11 ll. Full description
€ 3,500
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Beautiful large 16th-century family tree of the princely houses of Saxony and Savoy

[GENEALOGY - HOUSES OF SAXONY AND SAVOY]. [PINGONE, Emanuele Filiberto]. [Inclytorum Saxoniae Sabaudiaeq principum arbor gentilitia Augustae Taurinorum].
[Turin, heirs of Nicolai Bevilacqua, 1581]. Ca. 35 x 310 cm. With one large continuous woodcut illustration, printed on 8 leaves, which are glued together side by side. Housed in a carboard folder, with white book cloth on the spine and a white cloth tie. Full description
€ 2,950
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8 complete print series with text, forming the collected architectural work of Pieter Post

POST, Pieter. Les ouvrages d'architecture.
Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, 1715. 8 parts in 1 volume. Royal folio (46 x 29.5 cm). With an engraved general title-page with a rectangular frame and a cartouche with Athena, architecture books and buildings, letterpress general title-page in red and black with engraved vignette (Athena with a view of Leiden, drawn by J. Goeree), 8 letterpress part-titles, 3 engraved part-titles, engraved dedication, a folding engraved portrait of Prince Johan Maurits after Govert Flinck by C. van Dalen (filling a whole Imperial sheet: plate size 60.5 x 46 cm!), and 8 series of 6, 12, 8, 5, 11, 7, 4 and 23 mostly double-page and some larger folding etched and engraved numbered plates after designs by Pieter Post, showing architectural plans, elevations, sections, etc. In total about 80 copperplates. Mottled calf (ca. 1750). [8], 6; 8; 10; 8; 12; 5, [1 blank]; 6; [2], 8 pp. plus plates. Full description
€ 12,500
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A classic in perspectival literature

POZZO, Andrea. Perspectiva pictorum et architectorum ... | Prospettiva de pittori et architetti ...
Rome, Antonio de Rossi (part 1) and Johannis Jacobi Komarek Bohemi (part 2), 1702 (part 1) and 1700 (part 2). 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio. Part 1 with a large woodcut vignette on both title-pages (one in Latin and one in Italian), an engraved architectural frontispiece dated 1693 (behind the title-pages of part 1), a full-page engraved plate with drawing instruments before the preface, and 102 numbered engraved plates with perspectival and architectural plans and illustrations, including a large folding view of Pozzo's "trompe-l'oeil" fresco on the ceiling of the St. Ignazio church in Rome. Part 2 with a large woodcut vignette on both title-pages (one in Latin and one in Italian), an engraved architectural frontispiece by Teodoro Ver Cruys (behind the title-pages of part 2), an introductory allegorical plate, and 118 numbered engraved plates with perspectival and architectural plans and illustrations, and a full-page engraved plate on fresco painting to the added treatise at the end. Contemporary gold-tooled sprinkled (mottled?) calf, sewn on 6 supports with corresponding raised bands on the spine, with a red morocco title-label lettered in gold in the second compartment, the other compartments with detailed gold-tooled decorations. The boards show a double fillet frame in an ornamental frame with ornamental cornerpieces on the outer corners, all within a double fillet frame, gold-tooled board edges and turn-ins, red sprinkled edges, marbled endpapers. Full description
€ 14,500
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How to calculate the time anywhere on earth

PUTEO, Augustino á. Gnomonices biformis ...
Venice, Antonio Bosio, 1679. 4 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With a richly engraved allegorical frontispiece, a woodcut "fides" printer's device on each of the 4 typographical title-pages (for part 1, part 2-1, part 2-2, and parts 3 and 4 together, 73 engraved perspectival illustrations and figures in the text, a large folding plate showing a table and diagram, 183 full-page plates with tables and diagrams, a folding engraved plate and 2 near full-page plates of the globe's declinations. Further with woodcut decorated initials, head- and tailpieces throughout. Contemporary elaborately blind-tooled vellum over wooden boards, sewn on 4 supports with corresponding raised bands on the spine, with a detailed Jesuit "IHS" device as a center-piece on the front board and a similar device with different letters on the back board. Further with brass clasps (1 complete, other only a catchplate) a paper label on the spine with the manuscript title in brown ink and the manuscript title and shelfmark at the head of the fore-edge in brown ink, blind-tooled board edges and turn-ins, red edges. [1], [1 blank], [21], [1 blank], "136" [= 132]; [1], [1 blank], [6], 88; [1], [1 blank], [6], 12, [1 large folding and 183 full-page engraved tables], [1 blank]; 56 pp. Full description
€ 7,000
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One of the first works on geometrical crystallography

ROMÉ DE L'ISLE (DELISLE), Jean-Baptiste Louis. Essai de cristallographie, ou description des figures géométriques, propres à differens corps du regne minéral, connus vulgairement sous le nom de cristaux.
Paris, Didot, Knapen & Delaguette, 1772. 8vo. With 2 folding letterpress tables and 10 folding engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine. XXXII, 427, 2, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 2,250
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Celestial atlas containing an introduction on astronomy,
with 38 contemporary hand-coloured plates showing celestial maps, spheres, constellations etc.

MEIJLAN, Johann Leonard. Atlas portatilis coelestis. Oder Compendiöse Vorstellung des gantzen Welt-Gebäudes in den Anfangs-Gründen des wahren Astronomie...; sondern auch zugleich daraus, sich einen bessern Begriff von dem wahren Fundament sowol der Geographie als Schiffahrt zueignen kan.
Nürnberg, Johann Christoph Weigel, printed by Johann Ernst Adelbulner, 1723. Large 8vo. With a double-page title-page printed in red and black and XXVIII (38) engraved plates (1 double-page) with celestial maps, globes, armillary spheres and astronomical diagrams and constellations, coloured by a contemporary hand and tipped onto the fore-edge, folding out so that they can be viewed while reading the book. Contemporary calf. [16], 362, [22] pp. Full description
€ 3,500
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Very rare catalogue of mollusc specimen, classifying them more than a decade before Linnaeus

SCALI, Pietro Paolo. Catalogus omnium animalium testaceorum.
(Colophon:) Geneva, ex typographica Haer. Cramer & Fratrum Philibert, 1746. 4to. With a headpiece made up of typographical ornaments on the first page. Later brown paper wrappers, with the manuscript title and author on the front wrapper in a semi-opaque protective coatd paper dust jacket. 43, [1] pp. Full description
€ 3,950
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The only Dutch work on the history of the notarial profession,
including the rare plate depicting notarial seals

SCHELLING, Pieter van der. Histori van het notarisschap, behelzende den oorsprong, 't begin, en den voortgang van het notarisschap, kancellierschap, sekretarisschap, griffierschap, klerkschap, enz. byzonder in de Nederlanden, enz. mitsgaders de Engelsche praktyk, ... Als ook ontrent het koopen, aanneemen, en administreeren; en het verkoopen, en transporteeren van Engelsche effecten; onder andere gevolgd in de Nederlanden...
Rotterdam, Philippus en Jakobus Losel, 1745. 8vo. With the title printed in red and black, a folding engraving of notarial seals, and two decorated woodcut initials. Contemporary parchmen. [74], 746, [75], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 1,250
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Impressive aquatint battle scenes

SKJÖLDEBRAND, Anders Frederik, Comte Erik Johansen DAHLBERG and Johann Philip LEMBKE. Batailles de Charles X Gustave Roi de Suède...
Stockholm, A.F. Skjöldebrand, 1806. Large oblong folio (52 x 68 cm). With an engraved title with aquatint vignette, engraved portrait by Sandrart after a painting by Ehrenstrahl, and 11 aquatint plates after drawings by Count Dahlberg and paintings by Lembke, engraved by Skjöldebrand, numbered I-XII, all in sepia. Contemporary half calf with marbled brown boards, gold-tooled spine. [13] ll. Full description
€ 5,500
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Historically important corrrespondence, documenting the actions of the British government
to stop the illegal slave trade in the middle of the 19th century

[CORRESPONDENCE - SLAVERY AND SLAVE TRADE]. Correspondence ... relating to the slave trade. [In some volumes: "relative to the slave trade", "on the slave trade" or "respecting the slave trade"].
London, William Clowes (1837-1845); T. R. Harrison (1848-1872); 1837-1872.
With:
(1) Class B (further series). Correspondence with foreign powers regarding the slave trade. 1837.
(2) Class C. Correspondence with foreign powers, parties to the conventions between Great Britain and France upon de slave trade. May 1838 - February 1839.
(3) Idem. June - December 1839.
(4) Idem. May - December 1840.
(5) Class D. Correspondence with foreign powers, not parties to conventions, giving right of search of vessels suspected of the slave trade. May 1838 - February 1839.
(6) Idem. February - May 1839.
(7) Idem. January - May 1840.
(8) Idem. May - December 1840.
(9) Class C. Correspondence on the slave trade, with foreign powers parties to conventions under which vessels are to be tried by the tribunals of the nation to which they belong. January - December 1941.
(10) Idem. January - December 1942.
(11) Idem. 1844.
(12) Idem. January - December 1846.
(13) Class A. Correspondence respecting slavery and the slave trade in foreign countries and other matters. January - December 1871.
(14) Idem. January - December 1872.
14 volumes. Folio (32 x 20.5 cm). With several tables of data.
Later stiff blue paper wrappers with white title-label on the front cover, blue sprinkled edges. Ad. 11 in beige paper wrappers. Full description
€ 8,500
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Experiments regarding the camera obscura, diving bell, turricellian tube, the flying ship, speaking tubes, etc.

STURM, Johann Christoph. Collegium experimentale, sive curiosum, in quo primaria hujus seculi inventa & experimenta physico-mathematica, speciatim campanae urinatoriae, camerae obscurae, tubi torricelliani, seu baroscopii, antliae pneumaticae, termometrorum, hygroscopiorum, telescopiorum, microscopiorum &c. phenomena & effecta, partim ab aliis jam pridem exhibita, partim noviter istis superaddita per ultimum quadrimestre anni M.DC.LXXII.
Nuremberg, Wolfgang Maurits Endter and heirs of Johann Andreas Endter, 1676-1685. 4 parts in 2 volumes bound as in 1. 4to. With 212 engravings. Contemporary overlapping vellum. [24], 168, 122, [12]; [20], 256, 116, [6] pp. Full description
€ 8,500
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First great international investment fraud and scandal

[TAFEREEL DER DWAASHEID]. LAW, John (subject). Het groote tafereel der dwaasheid, vertoonende de opkomst, voortgang en ondergang der actie, bubbel en windnegotie, in Vrankrijk, Engeland en de Nederlanden, gepleegt in den Jaare MDCCXX.
[Amsterdam], 1720. Folio (ca. 39 x 25.5 cm). With the title-page printed in red and black and 76 engraved plates, mostly double-page and several are larger folding sheets, including several maps, the plate with the complete set of 52 playing cards, and an extra copy of plate 18 (Muller) loosely inserted at the front of the work. Contemporary elaboratly gold-tooled mottled calf, sewn on 6 supports with corresponding raised bands on the spine and with the title lettered in gold on the spine, gold-tooled board edges, marbled edges, bound by the so-called Double Drawer Handle Bindery in Amsterdam (between 1720 and 1742? - Storm van Leeuwen) [1], [1 blank], 25, [1], 52, "31" [= 29), [1 blank], 8, 10 pp. and engraved ll. Full description
€ 9,500
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Extensive work on mineralogy, also including fossils

VALMONT DE BOMARE, Jacques-Christophe. Mineralogie, ou nouvelle exposition du regne minéral. ... Avec un dictionnaire nomenclateur et des tables synoptiques.
Paris, Vincent, 1762. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 11 folding letterpress tables. Contemporary marbled calf, gold-tooled spines. [2], XIV, [2], 365, [1 blank], [1], [1 blank]; [2, 374, [2], 6 pp. Full description
€ 1,250
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Rare tenth edition of a practical and mathematical manual on the art of navigation

VRIES, Klaas de; Evert FLORYN (editor); S. HOLLANDER (compiler). Schat-kamer of kunst der stuurlieden, inhoudende: een duidelyke onderwysinge in de navigatie, aangaande het gene de stuurlieden noodwendig behooren te weten.
Amsterdam, widow of Gerard Hulst van Keulen, 1812.
With: (2) FLORYN, Evert. Tafelen, bevattende de sinussen, tangenten en secanten, van minuut tot minuut voor ieder boog van het quadrant, in hunne natuurlyke getallen, op een' radius van 10.000.000, ... als mede de logarithmen der gewoone getallen, in hunne natuurlyke orde van opvolging, van 1 tot 10.000.
Amsterdam, widow of Gerard Hulst van Keulen, 1815.With: (3) Geographische tafel behelzende de graden der breedte op poolshoogte en lengte of middag-cirkel van de meest bekende steden, rivieren, kapen, baayen. ...
Amsterdam, widow of Gerard Hulst van Keulen, 1812.
3 works in 1 volume, the first in 2 parts. Large 8vo. Ad 1: with 4 folding plates (1 of a compass and the other 3 on drawing "flat" maps and maps with an enlarged latitude), many mathematical and geographical woodcuts in the text, some tables in the text. Ad 2: the whole work consisting of tables and with some woodcut tailpieces. Contemporary goatskin parchment over stiff boards, blue sprinkled edges. [6], XVI, 296; 220; [239], [1 blank]; 41, [3 blank] pp. Full description
€ 2,950
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First French translation of a classic work on the discovery and conquest of Peru

ZARATE, Augustin de. Histoire de la decouverte et de la conquete du Perou.
Amsterdam, J. Louis de Lorme, 1700. 2 volumes. 12vo. With an engraved frontispiece, a folding engraved map of Peru, 11 engraved plates, and 2 folding engraved plates. Further with two different woodcut vignettes on the red and black title-pages of both volumes, woodcut decorated initials, woodcut headpieces and headpieces built up from typographical ornaments, and a large ornamental woodcut tailpieces. 18th-century gold-tooled red morocco. [1], [1 blank], [36], 307, (1 blank); [1], [1 blank], [4], 408 pp. Full description
€ 6,500
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