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Exploring the Amazon River from Quito to the east with the extremely rare map

ACUÑA, Cristóbal Diatristán de. Relation de la Riviere des Amazones traduite par feu Mr de Gomberville de l'Académie Françoise. Avec un dissertation sur la riviere des Amazones pour servir de preface.
Paris, Claude Barbin, 1682. 4 parts in 2 volumes. 12mo. With a folding engraved map of the Amazon River. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine. 199, [1; 4], 218; 238, [2 blank]; 206 pp. Full description
€ 14,500
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Extensively illustrated classic of cosmography, geodesy, mensuration, perspective and optics

APIANUS (APIAN), Petrus and Gemma FRISIUS. Cosmographia.
Antwerp, Jan Verwithagen (colophon: printed by Verwithagen), 1574. 4to. With a large woodcut on the title-page (with a terrestrial globe and other instruments); 4 printed paper volvelles with moving parts and a woodcut sun dial with a string attached to its centre; a folding woodcut cordiform mappa mundi (block size 19×27.5 cm) with letterpress text in the margins; well over 100 further woodcut illustrations, diagrams, maps, etc., in the text. Recased in 17th-century(?) limp sheepskin parchment. [2], 64, [2] ll. plus folding woodcut. Full description
€ 12,500
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Abu Dhabi's Oil industry: the Israeli perspective

[MAP - ARABIAN PENINSULA OIL RESOURCES]. Neft ba-mizrah ha-tikhon. Zikaynot, shadot, tzinorot, batei zikuk. [= Oil in the Middle East. Concessions, oilfields, pipelines, refineries].
Tel Aviv, Israel Defence Forces, General Staff, [1957]. 56 x 82.5 cm. Chromolithographic map of the Arabian Peninsula, from Turkey in the north to the Indian Ocean in the south, and covering Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, North and South Yemen. Scale 1:5,000,000. Scale and key in Hebrew inset to top-right, inset explanatory panels in Hebrew and English, compass rose in Saudi Arabia. Folded. Full description
€ 7,500
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Rare study describing a 622 AH (1225/26 CE) celestial globe with Cufic lettering, with 3 folding plates

ASSEMANI, Simone. Globus caelestis Cufico-Arabicus Veliterni Musei Borgiani ... illustratus. Praemissa ejusdem De Arabum astronomia dissertatione et adjectis duabus epistolis Cl. Josephi Toaldi.
Padua, Seminary printing office, 1790. Small folio (21.5 x 29.5 cm). With 3 large folding engraved plates. Contemporary green half calf, gold-tooled spine, marbled sides. [16], CCXIX, [9] pp. Full description
€ 28,000
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Presentation copy by the author

AVEZAC-MACAYA, Armand D'. Considérations géographiques sur l'histoire du Brésil. Examen critique d'une nouvelle histoire générale du Brésil recemment publiée en portugais a Madrid par M. François-Adolphe de Varnhagen chargé d'affaires du Brésil en Espagne. Rapport fait à la société de géographie de Paris dans ses séances des 1er Mai et 5 Juin 1857.
Paris, L. Marinet, 1857. 8vo. With 2 folding maps. Modern gold-tooled red half morocco, marbled boards, preserving the printed wrappers. [4], 271, [1] pp. Full description
€ 600
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Very rare map of North Holland in 1575

BEELDSNIJDER, Joost Jansz. Vernieuwde Kaart van Noordholland en Westfriesland, benevens het voornaamste gedeelte van Rhynland, en daar aan grenzende Landen.
Amsterdam, Yntema & Tieboel, 1778. (92 x 68 cm). Large hand-coloured engraved map on 2 sheets, decorated with arms, figures and products from the regions shown, and with the title at the foot. Framed. Full description
€ 7,250
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Keur Bible with 6 maps and 51 plates

[BIBLE - DUTCH]. Biblia, dat is de gantsche H. Schrifture, vervattende alle de Canonijcke Boecken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments.
Dordrecht, Hendrick, Jacob and Pieter Keur; Amsterdam, Marcus Doornick and Pieter Rotterdam, 1702. Large folio (42.5 x 27 cm). With engraved title-page, 2 letterpress title-pages with woodcut printer's device, 1 half-title, double-page engraved world-map, 5 double-page engraved maps and 1 plan, 51 engraved plates with 6 illustrations each, the latter by Lamberecht Causé and Nicolaas Gommerse. Contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with brass cornerpieces, clasps and catches. [20], 302; [2], 134; [12], 164; [2], 66 ll. Full description
€ 4,500
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