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The book that opened America

ACOSTA, José de. Historie naturael ende morael van de Westersche Indien.
Enkhuizen, Jacob Lenaertsz. Meyn (colophon: Haarlem, printed by Gillis Rooman), 1598. 8vo. With a woodcut decoration on the title-page. Vellum (ca. 1700?). [7], 398, [8] ll. Full description
€ 7,500
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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
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A catechism in French and Carib

BRETON, Raymond. Petit catechisme ou sommaire des trois premieres parties de la doctrine chrestienne. Traduit du françois, en la langue des Caraibes Insulaires.
Auxerre, Gilles Bouquet, 1664. 8vo. With a small woodcut on the title-page showing the Virgin and a woodcut of the Crucifixion on p. 16. Modern half maroon morocco, gold-tooled spine. 70 pp. Full description
€ 19,500
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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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Rare Dutch translation of a work on Spanish America, with 4 maps

CAMPBELL, John. De tegenwoordige staat der volken van het Spaansche ryk in Amerika, met een byzonder verhaal, van den koophandel uit Oud-Spanje, met de galjoenen, flota, &c.; en van den verboden handel der Hollanders, Engelschen, Franschen, Deenen en Portugezen, in de West-Indiën.
Amsterdam, Bernardus Mourik, [ca. 1745 or ca. 1748]. 8vo. With 4 folding engraved maps, showing the city and harbours of Veracruz, Havana, Portobelo and Cartagena. Contemporary red half sheepskin (roan). [8], 328 pp. Full description
€ 1,200
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Condemnation of the Spanish conquerors

CASAS, Bartholomeo DE LAS. Conquista dell' Indie Occidentali di monsignor Fra Bartolomeo dalle Case o Casaus, Sivigliano, Vescouo di Chiapa.
Venice, Marco Ginammi, 1645. 4to. Woodcut printer's device (Hope, with anchor) on title-page, woodcut initials. Later half red morocco, marbled sides gold-tooled spine, marbled endpapers. 8, [4], XVII, [1], 31-184 pp. Full description
€ 1,750
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First German/Latin edition of Catesbys influential "Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands", richly illustrated and hand-coloured

CATESBY, Mark, Nicolaus Friederich EISENBERGER and Georg LICHTENSTEGER. Piscium serpentum insectorum aliorumque nonnullorum animalium nec non plantarum quarundam imagines ... | Die Abbildungen verschiedener Fische, Schlangen, Insecten, einiger andern Thiere, und Pflanzen...
Nürnberg, Johann Joseph Fleischmann, 1750. Folio. With 42 hand-coloured copperplate engravings (34.5 x 25 cm). Early nineteenth-century period-style half leather binding with marbled boards, title in gold-tooling to board in gilt lettering. [2], 42, [84] pp. Full description
€ 29,500
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