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Rare book by Thévenot M., Recueil des Voyages. Paris, 1682.

Extremely rare collection of travel accounts with the FIRST PRINTED MAP of the Mississippi.

 

Recueil de voyages de Mr Thevenot. Paris, Estienne Michallet, 1682. 16° (170 x 105mm). Contemp. calf, spine gilt, raised bands, joints restored. Second edition (first 1681). "Avis", 16pp + four sections (of five): [Marquette Jacques], Découverte de quelques pays et nations de l'Amérique septentrionale. 43pp. - Voyage d'un ambassadeur que le Tzaar de Moscovie envoya par terre à la Chine l'année 1653. 18pp. - Discours sur l'art de la navigation. 1p+32pp. - Les Histoires naturelles de l'éphémère et du cancellus ou bernard l'hermite décrites & representées par figures par Mr Swammerdam [...] 20+14+8pp, + 3 folding maps + 2 folding plates and 11 plates in the text.

Item number: 24532 - P.O.R.

Antique book by Merula P. - Cosmographiae Generalis

Merula P.  Cosmographiae Generalis Libri Tres: Item Geographiae Particularis Libri Quatuor: Quibus Europa In Genere Speciatim Hispania Gallia Italia Describunter.   Amsterdam: Henricus Hondius 1621. Colophon: Leyden: Isaac Elzevir 1620. Folio (350 x 220 mm). 8p, 1074pp, 1p, Half title, engraved title page, 57 engraved maps & 1 woodcut view (Madrid) in text. 4 inserted maps engraved by Van Doetechum (Europe, Spain, France and Italy).

Item number: 04236 -

First edition of Thévenot's rare and important travel accounts.

First edition of Thévenot's rare and important travel accounts.

 

[Thévenot, Melcisédec] Relations de divers voyages curieux, qui n'ont point esté publiées; ou qui ont esté traduits d'Hacluyt, de Purchas, & d'autres Voyageurs Anglais, Hollandois, Portugais, Allemands, Espagnols; et de quelques Persans, Arabes, et autres Auteurs Orientaux. Paris, De l'Imprimerie de Jacques Langlois, Gaspard Meturas, Simon Piget, Emmanuel Langlois, Thomas Jolly, & Louis Billaine [puis: Sébastien Mabre-Cramoisy; André Cramoisy], 1663-1664-1666-1672. 4 parts in 2 volumes, folio. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, raised bands. Some wear to joints and spine ends.

Item number: 25428 -

Rare book: Apianus, Cosmographie, 1553

One of the most popular books on cosmography ever published.

 

APIANUS, Petrus. Cosmographie, oft Beschrijuinghe der geheelder Werelt van Petrus Apianus. derdwerf nu ghecorrogeert van Gemma Frisio mathematicien ende doctoor in medicinen. Metten zeecompasse ende anderen boecxkens byden selue(n) Gemma daer toegedaen. Antwerp: Gregorius de Bonte, 1553. 4to (22 x 14 cm), modern blindstamped calf "à l'antique", bevelled edges, spine on 3 raised bands, lxxv-[1] pp., good complete copy (somewhat damstained and soiled).

Item number: 13703 - Price: €9500 ($10735 / £8455)

Rare book by Bertelli, Theatrum Urbium, Italicarum. 1599

Bertelli P. Theatrum Urbium Italicarum. Venice, 1599. In-4° oblong. Original vellum binding. Engraved titlepage and 58 plans of towns in Italy with accompanying text. Very rare first edition (later editions dated 1616 and 1629) with 58 town plans, all shown as bird's-eye views.

Item number: 21611 -

Rare book - Bible by Chr. Plantin

"One of the most impressive and beautiful editions of the Plantin Press" (Voet)

Biblia Sacra - Quid in hac Editione a Theologis Lovaniensibus Praestitum sit, Eorum Praefatio Indicat. Antwerp, Chr. Plantin, 1583. Folio (425 x 280 mm). 94 copper engravings including engraved title, 3 double-page maps (1 world map), 2 doublle-page plates, 7 full-page, some with the monogram or the name of the designers Crispin van den Broeck (VCB) and Pieter van der Borcht (PB), the engravers Abraham de Bruyn (ADB), Jan de Sadeler (JS), Joannes Wiericx (HW). Contemporary calf, rebacked preserving contemporary gilt backstrip, gilt edges. 1 map trimmed to just within plate mark at fore-edges, light damp-stain affecting upper fore-corner of early ff.,

Item number: 13708 -

MONTANUS A. Die Unbekante Neue Welt ...

"Considered the first encyclopedia of the Americas." (Schwartz & Ehrenberg)

MONTANUS A. (1625 - 1683). Die Unbekante Neue Welt oder Beschreibung des Welt-teils Amerika, und des Sud-Landes: Darinnen vom Uhrsprunge der Amerikaner und Sudländer (...) [Translation from the Dutch Olfert Dapper.] Amsterdam, Jacon van Meurs, 1673. Folio (30 x 20 cm), title in red and black, half leather, marbled on covers, flat spine with gilt title label. [8]-658-[22] pp. Library stamp on title page. 

Item number: 04233 - Price: €11500 ($12995 / £10235)

Rare travel book on Japan by A. Montanus

One of the most important works on Japan published in the seventeenth century.

Montanus A., Ambassades Mémorables De La Compagnie Des Indes Orientales Des Provinces Unies Vers Les Empereurs Du Japon. Amsterdam: Jacob De Meurs, 1680. Two parts in one volume. Folio (355 x 425 mm). Title in red and black with integral engraved vignette. Engraved additional title, 26 engraved maps and plates (1 folding map, 4 folding plates, 21 double-page plates), 70 engraved illustrations, occasional engraved initials and head-pieces. Contemporary calf, spine in seven compartments, richly gilt, some worn, one plate with adhesive tape residue, another one repaired with restoration tape, occasional foxing, good copy.

Item number: 13709 -

Pococke R. Beschreibung des Morgenlandes ... Erlangen, 1754.

Pococke, Richard, (1704-65). Beschreibung des Morgenlandes und einiger anderer Lander. Erlangen, Im Verlage des Stifthauses, 1754. 3 vols. 4to, contemporary vellum. With frontisp. & 180 plates and maps, many folding, including maps of Greece, Cyprus, Crete, Turkey, Holy Land, etc.

Item number: 21648 - Price: €2400 ($2712 / £2136)

Rare antique book by Ramusio: Delle Navigationi et Viaggi.

"One of the earliest and most important collections of voyages and travels" (Hill)

 

RAMUSIO G.B. Delle Navigationi et Viaggi. Venice: Giunta, 1563-59-65. 3 vol. folio (320 x 225 mm). Woodcut device on titles. 3 double-page woodcut maps in vol. I and 6 folding maps in vol. III. (Vol. I with wormtracks in approximately 40 leaves at the beginning and affecting maps (wormholes in the maps filled); vol. II with title and 1.8 repaired and mounted on guards, waterstaining in 1.4-7, marginal browning to last 30 leaves; occasional staining, browning, worming and spotting in all 3 vols). Vols I and III in contemporary limp vellum, spines lettered in manuscript (ties lacking, front hinges broken, extremities rubbed and lightly soiled); vol. II in contemporary stiff vellum, not uniform with the other volumes, spine lettered in manuscript, mottled edges (new endpapers, small stain at head of spine and upper cover, extremities lightly rubbed).

Item number: 13713 -

Antique book by G. T. Raynal

Armorial binding in red morocco.

 

RAYNAL G. Th. Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens et du commerce des Européens dans les Deux Indes. Genève, Jean-Léonard Pellet, 1780. 5 volumes in-4°, contemporary French red morocco, covers with double fillet and a fine lace-like tooling, coat of arms in centre.

Item number: 24325 -

Kepler J. Tabulae Rudolphinae. Ulm: Jonas Saur, 1627.

First edition of Kepler's astronomical tables, "THE FOUNDATION OF ALL PLANETARY CALCULATIONS FOR OVER A CENTURY" (Sparrow)

 

KEPLER, Johannes (1571 - 1630). Tabulae Rudolphinae, quibus astronomicae scientiae, temporum longinquitate collapsae restauratio continentur. Ulm: Jonas Saur, 1627. 4 parts in one, folio (326 x 224 mm).

Item number: 21441 -

Antique rare travel book by F. Valentyn

An authoritative work on the history of the far east.

Valentijn F. (1666-1727) Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indiën, vervattende een naaukeurige en uitvoerige verhandelinge van Nederlands mogentheyd in die gewesten, benevens eene wydlustige beschryvinge der Moluccos, Amboina, Banda, Timor, en Solor, Java, en alle de Eylanden onder dezelve landbestieringen behoorende (...). Als ook (...) van Choromandel, Pegu, Arracan, Bengale, Mocha, Persien, Malacca, Sumatra, Ceylon, Melabar, Celebes of Macassar, China, Japan, Tayouan of Formosa, Tonkin, Cambodia, Siam, Borneo, Bali, Kaap der Goede Hoop en van Mauritius. ... Dordrecht-Amsterdam, J. Van Braam - G. Onder de Linden, 1724-1726. 5 parts in 8 vols. Folio (34 x 22,3 cm), 19th cent. black half calf, gilt spines, engraved frontisp., portrait, 268 maps and plates of views, costume, natural history subjects, etc., and portraits of Dutch navigators and administrators, some double page, many folding + 84 textills. (incl. 3 woodcuts) + folded tables. Some library stamps, occas. waterstained in upper margin, some pages age-toned/ foxed. Overall a good set with some minor defects.

Item number: 01658 - Price: €29500 ($33335 / £26255)

Antique book of Arabia and Turkey by Olfert Dapper

Dapper Olfert (1636 - 1689). Naukeurige beschryving van Asie: behelsende de gewesten van Mesopotamie, Babylonie, Assyrie, Anatolie, of Klein Asie: ... Amsterdam, K. van Meurs, 1680. 2 parts in 1 vol. folio (32,5 x 20,5 cm), contemp. richly gold-tooled calf, covers with large gilt central ornament within 2 gilt double ruled borders, elaborately gilt spine, sides gilt, joint split. [8]-357-[3], 324-[3] pp.

Item number: 04229 - Price: €4500 ($5085 / £4005)

Antique rare travel book on Asia by Dapper

Dapper Olfert (1639-1689) , Asia, of Naukeurige beschryving van het rijk des Grooten Mogols, en een groot gedeelte van Indiën: behelsende de landschappen van Kandahar, Kabul, Multan, Haïkan, Bukkar, ... Beneffens een volkome Beschryving van geheel Persie, Georgie, Mengrelie en andere Gebuur-gewesten. Vertoont In de Benamingen, Grens-palen, Steden, Gewassen, Dieren, Zeden der inwoonders, Drachten, Bestiering en Gods-dienst. ... Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs, 1672. Two parts in 1 vol., folio, contemporary marbled calf (skilfully restored), richly gilt-tooled decoration on covers and spine. 379-[3], [2]]]-184, 43-[5] pp. (a few pages slightly browned). Excellent copy.

Item number: 24286 - Price: €6400 ($7232 / £5696)

Antique rare travel book on America by Gotfried

"The most important collection of voyages to the New World"

GOTFRIED J.L., Newe Welt und Americanische Historien. Inhaltende Warhafftige und volkommene Beschreibungen Aller West-Indianischen Landschaften Insulen Königreichen und Provinzen Seecusten fliessenden und stehenden Wassern Port und Anländungen. . . Deßgleichen Gründlicher Bericht von der Innwohner beschaffenheit Sitten Qualiteten. . . Item, Historische und Außführliche Relation 36. Fürnembster Schiffarten underschiedlicher Völcker in West-Indien Von der Ersten Entdeckung durch Christophorum Columbum biß auff dieses lauffende Jahr In 138 Jahren vollbracht. Mit zugehörigen Landtafeln Contrafacturen und Geschichtmeßigen Kupfferstücken zum Lust und Nachrichtung reichlich gezieret und verlegt.   Franckfurt am Main, Merianischen Erben, 1655. Folio. Engraved printed title. 661pp, 1p. 5 folding maps including the very important Virginia map by Schmidt (Burden, 219) and a map of the Americas (Burden, 235), and 174 plates in text. (33,5 x 21 cm). Contemp. vellum, some soiling, engraved title page: upper right corner torn off, not affecting the image, a few tears, backed. A few leaves with repaired tears. Good copy.

Item number: 02653 -
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