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Classic description of Asia, Persia and Georgia

DAPPER, Olfert. Asia, of naukeurige beschryving van het Rijk des Grooten Mogols, En een groot gedeelte van Indiën ... Beneffens een volkome beschryving van geheel Persie, Georgie, Mengrelie en andere gebuur-gewesten.
Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs, 1672. 3 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With richly engraved frontispiece, first title printed in red and black, double-page engraved map, 20 engraved plates and views, 4 double-page, and 22 engravings in text in the first part, and 3 double-page engraved maps, 8 double-page engraved views, and 11 engravings in text in the second part. Including: DAPPER, Olfert. Beschrijving des koningryks van Persie ... Contemporary calf with richly gilt spine. "379" [= 401], [3]; [1], [1 blank], "184" [= 192]; 43, [5] pp. Full description
€ 6,850
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Definitive edition of a classic Dutch herbal

DODONAEUS (DODOENS), Rembertus. Cruydt-Boeck ...
Antwerp, Balthasar II Moretus in the Plantin printing office, 1644. Large folio (ca. 25 x 41 cm). With an integral, richly engraved title-page, with 1470 botanical woodcuts in the text, woodcut decorated initials, woodcut tailpiece with the Plantin compasses device at the end of the index and larger woodcut publishers device with the compasses and motto on the last, otherwise blank leaf. Set in textura types with extensive roman, italic and civilité. Contemporary gold- and blind-tooled calf over boards, with brass catch- and anchor-plates and one brass clasp. [1], [1 blank], [1], [1 blank], [32], 1492, [59], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 6,500
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Beautiful hand-coloured wall map of Rijnland

DOU, Jan Jansz. (Johannes Dou I), Steven van BROECKHUYSEN and Melchior BOLSTRA. 'T Hooge Heemraedschap van Rhynland.
[Amsterdam], Isaak Tirion, 1746. Atlas folio (58.5 x 37.3 cm). With 15 double-page engraved plates, all coloured by hand, including 13 maps. The plate size is mostly ca. 44.5 x 55 cm and ca. 41.5 x 55 cm, the map of the Haarlemmermeer has plate size 55 x 63 cm. An illustration of existing and projected sluices for drainage of the polder and another illustration with title, both after drawings by Melchior bolstra. All plates mounted on stubs so that they open flat. Half red sheepskin and intricately marbled paper sides. Full description
€ 6,000
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An early biography of João de Barros, Luis de Camões and Diogo do Couto,
with the first known portrait of De Camões

FARIA, Manuel Severim de. Discursos varios politicos.
Évora, Manuel Carvalho, 1624. 4to. With a large copper-engraved coat-of-arms on the title page and two full-page engraved portraits of João de Barros and Luís de Camões. Further with woodcut decorated initials (at least 3 series) and numerous woodcut floral and ornamental head- and tail-pieces. 19th-century gold- and blind-tooled quarter brown goatskin, [7], 185, [1] ll. Full description
€ 6,500
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First printing of a rare 18th-century map of Portuguese Angola

FEO CARDOZO DE CASTELLOBRANCO E TORRES, João Carlos. Memorias contendo a biographia do vice almirante Luiz da Motta Feo e Torres. A historia dos governadores e capitaens generaes de Angola, desde 1575 até 1825, e a descripção geographica e politica dos reinos de Angola e de Benguella.
Paris, Fantin, 1825. 3 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With one large folding map at the start of the first volume, showing the coast of Angola, and a small vignette on the title page. Contemporary gold-tooled tree-marbled calf. [14], 375, [6] pp. Full description
€ 2,950
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The first Chinese grammar book in Portuguese, printed by and for missionaries in Macao

GONÇALVES, Joaquim Affonso. Arte China constante de alphabeto e grammatica comprehendo modelos das differentes composiçoens.
Macao, Real collegio de S. José, 1892. 4to. The text is set in roman type and Chinese characters. Half blue cloth, marbled paper sides and pink paste paper endpapers. [1], [3 blank], VIII, "502" [=503], [1 blank], 46, [2] pp. Full description
€ 7,500
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18th-century colonial history of Mauritius, with an eye-witness account of the battle of Madras

GRANT, Charles, vicomte de VAUX and John Pope HENNESSY. Letters from Mauritius in the eighteenth century by Grant, Baron de Vaux including an account of Labourdonnais' capture of Madras.
Mauritius, printed for private circulation, 1886. 8vo. With a large, folding engraved map (43x59 cm). Contemporary half gold- and blind-tooled red calf, decorated (pseudo-marbled) paper sides. With the author and title lettered in gold on the spine. [2], X, 192, VI pp. Full description
€ 3,950
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