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Book Image Plan for a canal from Altamaha River to Brunswick Harbour in Georgia

BALDWIN, Loammi.

Report on the Brunswick Canal and Rail Road, Glynn County, Georgia. With an appendix containing the charter and commissioner's report.
Boston, John H. Eastburn, 1837. 8vo. With engraved folding plate (ca. 73 x 20.5 cm), with plan and profiles for the canal, engraved by H. Morse after H.K. Curtis. Original printed green paper wrappers.
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Book Image 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.
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Book Image Dutch edition of an influential geographical work

HÜBNER, Johann.

Kort begrip der oude en nieuwe staatkundige geographie. Behelzende eene beschrijving der heerschappyen, inwelken de aarde verdeeld is: haare gelegenheid, grootte, luchts- en grondsgesteldheid, voortbrengselen, rivieren, regeeringsstaat, aart en godsdienst der inwooners,...
Amsterdam and Utrecht, Covens and Mortier and Jan Jakob van Poolsum, 1758. 8vo. Contemporary vellum.
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Book Image Important collection of voyages to America and Africa,
together with a standard work on Constantinople

[JUSTEL, Henri].

Recueil de divers voyages faits en Afrique et en l'Amerique.
Paris, Louis Billaine, 1674. With 17 engraved plates: 5 maps (4 folding), 3 folding plans and 9 other illustrations.
With: (2) GRELOT, Guillaume-Joseph. Relation nouvelle d'un voyage de Constantinople.
Paris, Nicolas Belley, 1689 (colophon 1680). With engraved portrait of a saint on title-page, 13 engraved plates, 4 engravings in text and engraved coat of arms. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. 18th-century tan calf, gold-tooled spine.
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Book Image Monument of Spanish American bibliography

MEDINA, José Toribio.

Biblioteca hispano-americana 1493-1810. Tom. I: 1493-1600. Tom. II: 1601-1650. Tom. III: 1651-1700. Tom. IV: 1701-1767. Tom. V: 1768-1810. VI: Adiciones I. VII: Adiciones II.
Amsterdam, Nico Israel, 1962. 7 volumes. 8vo. Red cloth.
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Book Image 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.
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Book Image The account of a voyage of a Swedish privateer together with a vivid account of travels in Germany


Engelsmannen Joh. Hindric Cox Resa Genom Söderhafvet Till On Amsterdam, Marien-Oarna, O-Taheiti, Sandvichs-och Räf-Oarna, Tinian, Unalaska och Canton i China.
Nyköping, Peter Winge, 1798.
With: (2) RISBECK, Gaspard. Bref, Rörande Tyskland, Scrifne af en resande Fransos til sin broder i Paris. Ofwersättning. Andra Uplagan.
Götheborg, Samuel Norberg, 1797-1798. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary half calf.
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Book Image Two voyages to China described by two pupils of Linnaeus

OSBECK, Peter, Olof TOREEN and Charles Gustavus ECKEBERG.

A voyage to China and the East Indies, by Peter Osbeck ... Together with a voyage to Suratte by Olof Toreen ... and an account of the Chinese husbandry by Captain Charles Gustavus Eckeberg. Translated from the German, by John Reinhold Forster ... To which are added, a faunula and flora Senensis.
London, Benjamin White, 1771. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 14 full-page engraved plates. Contemporary gold-tooled calf.
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Book Image A great work on Peru: the first full atlas
together with an extensive statistical description

PAZ SOLDAN, Mariano Felipe.

Atlas geografico del Peru.
Paris, Firmin Didot brothers, children and comp., 1865. Large folio (51.5 x 37.5 cm). With 50 engraved maps, plans and views (including 20 coloured) and 24 tinted lithographs by F. Delamare. Contemporary black half sheepskin, rebacked.
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Book Image 2 signed autograph letters from a French privateer


[Two autograph letters, signed, attempting to secure promised payments for the booty of the captured English frigate HMS Liverpool by the French privateer Le Grand Décidé, one addressed to Auguste-Anne de Bergevin, Commissaire principal de Marine in Bordeaux, and the other to the brothers Amédée & Eugene Larrieu in Bordeaux, who sold the booty].
Bordeaux, 30 June & 18 November 1820. Folio (32.5 x 21 cm) & 4to (19.5 x 20.5 cm). In dark brown ink on paper.
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Book Image An extensive inventory of rare and significant maps and charts printed in the Low Countries


Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica.
Alphen aan den Rijn, Canaletto; Houten, HES, 1986-2013. 9 text volumes, 9 portfolio's with facsimile maps, and 1 small index volume. Blue cloth.
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Book Image Rare official list of import and export taxes on several hundred goods


Nieuwe ende nadere gecorrigeerde lyste vande gemeene middelen, die door orde vande … heeren Staten Generael … gheheven zullen worden, van alle inkomende ofte uytgaende waren ende koopmanschappen, soo te water als te lande, aenvanckelijck met den eerste Mey 1655.
The Hague Hillebrant van Wouw II, 1666. 4to. With the woodcut coat of arms on the title-page. Loose in a 19th-century dark brown paper wrapper.
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Book Image Extremely rare 1788 Russian edition of Zimmermann's account of Cook's third voyage


Posliednee puteshestvie okolo svieta Kapitana Kuka s obstoiatel'stvami o ego zhizni i smerti …
St Petersburg, P.B. [= Peter Bogdanovich], 1788. 8vo. Contemporary sprinkled calf.
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