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A milestone in the early mapping of China, Mongolia, Tibet, Korea and Alaska

ANVILLE, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'. Nouvel atlas de la Chine de la Tartarie Chinoise et du Thibet, contenant les cartes générales & particulieres de ces pays, ainsi que la carte du royaume de Coree, ...
The Hague, Hendrik Scheurleer, 1737. Imperial folio (56 x 41 cm). With 42 engraved maps (12 double-page or folding), some of them partly hand-coloured. Contemporary half red roan (sheepskin). 12 pp. plus 42 engraved maps. Full description
€ 22,500
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The establishment of archaeology and philology as fields of study, including a work on the famous Rosetta Stone

[ARCHAEOLOGY - PHILOLOGY] BARTHÉLEMY, Jean-Jacques and others. [Collection of texts on early archaeology and philology].
[Various places], [various publishers], 1760-1827. 9 works in 1 volume. 4to.
Containing:
(1) [CHRISTIE'S - LONDON]. A list of the very rare and valuable Aethiopic and other oriental manuscripts, collected by the celebrated traveller, James Bruce, esq. of Kinnaird, taken from the catalogue of them made by the late Alexander Murray, editor of the travels by Mr. Bruce in Abyssinia.
[London, 1827].
(2) WEBER, Georg Friedrich. Observationes sacrae circa funera populorum orientis. ...
Strasbourg, Joh. Henrici Heitzii, 1767.
With a woodcut headpiece, tailpiece and decorated initial in the prologue.
(3) SEYFFARTH, Gustav [and Friedrich August Wilhelm SPOHN]. Brevis defensio hieroglyphices.
Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1827.
(4) SCHLICHTEGROLL, Friedrich von. Ueber die bey Rosette in Aegypten gefundene dreyfache Inschrift. Erste Abhandlung. Zur Feyer der neun und funfzigsten Wiederkehr des Stiftungstages der k. baier. Akad. der Wisschenschaften in einer öffentlichen Versammlung derselben am 28. März 1818 vorgelesen von Friedrich von Schlichtegroll.
München, Ignaz Joseph Lentner (printer), [1818?].
(5) BARTHÉLEMY, Jean-Jacques. Explication de la mosaïque de Palestrine. Paris, H.L. Guerin & L.F. Delatour, 1760.
With 1 large folding plate of the mosaic, 1 plate showing the names of animals written in the mosaic, and 1 plate showing Samaritan medals (probably mis-bound, printed in 1790).
(6) BARTHÉLEMY, Jean-Jacques. Lettre de m. l'abbé Barthelemy, a messieurs les auteurs du Journal des Sçavans, sur quelques médailles Phéniciennes. [Paris?, 1760].
With 2 plates of the Phoenician medals and Phoenician inscriptions found on Malta, with an elaborate woodcut headpiece and a woodcut tailpiece.
(7) BARTHÉLEMY, Jean-Jacques. Seconde lettre de m. l'abbé Barthelemy, a messieurs les auteurs du Journal des Sçavans, sur quelques médailles Phéniciennes. [Paris?, 1763].
With one plate of the Phoenician medals and an elaborate woodcut headpiece.
Including: [PARQUOY (second clerk to the custodian of manuscripts in the library of the king)]. Lettre à messieurs les auteurs du Journal des Savans, sur un projet d'edition du Syncelle. [No place, no publisher, no date].
(8) BARTHÉLEMY, Jean-Jacques. Lettre a monsieur le Marquis Olivieri, au sujet de quelques monuments Phéniciens; pour servir de réponse à deux lettres insérées dans le 54e volume des Transactions Philosophiques. Paris, L.F. Delatour (printer), 1766.
With 4 plates (including 2 folding), the first 3 signed by P.L Charpentier, of Phoenician inscriptions, alphabet and medals. With a printer's device on the title-page and a woodcut headpiece.
(9) [D'ANSSE DE VILLOISON, Jean-Baptiste-Gaspard (draughtsman) and DROÜET (engraver)]. Alphabetum codicis bibliothecae coislininae, nunc sangermanensis, ineunte decimo saeculo manu exarati, ex quo Apollonii lexicon descriptum est. Paris, 1771.
Half red goatskin and marbled paper sides. 16; 43, [1 blank]; 24; 28, XIV; [2], 44; 12; 8, 12; [1], [1 blank], 45, [1 blank]; 9, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 12,500
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"One of the classic autobiographies of world literature" by the first Mughal emperor Babur

BABUR, Zahir al-Din Muhammad; Charles WADDINGTON (John LEYDEN and William ERSKINE, translators). Memoirs of Zehir-Ed-Din Muhammed Baber, emperor of Hindustan, written by himself, in the Jaghatai Turki, .... With notes and a geographical and historical introduction: together with a map of the countries between the Oxus and Jaxartes and a memoir regarding its construction.
London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green; printed in Edinburgh by James Ballantyne and Co., 1826. Large 4to. With 1 large folding map of the countries of Ferghana & Bokhara. Contemporary brown paper over boards, printed paper spine label, stored in a custom-made black cloth case with the title in gold lettering on a black leather spine label. VIII, LXX, 432, [2 blank], [1], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 4,500
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from the Dutch, including the folding plate">Rare first and only edition of "one of the classic source books for the recapture of Bahia" (1625)
from the Dutch, including the folding plate

GUERREIRO, Bartolomé. Jornada dos Vassalos da Coroa de Portugal, pera se recuperare a Cidade do Salvador, na Bahya de Todos os Santos, tomada pollos Olandezes, a oito de Mayo de 1624. & recuperada ao primeiro de Mayo de 1625.
Lisbon, Mattheus Pinheiro, 1625. Small 4to. With a folding plate of the Portuguese fleet observing the Bay of Todos os Santos. Contemporary, richly blind-tooled hair-sheep skin(?), sewn on 4 supports. Rebacked, with a gold-tooled spine including the title in gold. 74 ll. Full description
€ 18,500
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Extremely rare botanical print series of flowers and fruits

HUET Jean-Baptiste (the younger); Benoît-Louis or Jean-Louis PRÉVOST. Fleurs & fruits des quatre parties du monde desseine par Prévost & gravé par J.B. Huet.
Paris, Dauty, [ca. 1837/1838]. Folio (ca. 35 x 26.5 cm). With an engraved title-page and 11 (of 23) engraved botanical prints: 4 showing 5 kinds of fruits each, 3 showing 9 types of flowers each and 4 showing flower bouquets. All prints are stipple engravings and coloured by a contemporary hand, some parts glazed with egg white. Contemporary half sheepskin. [12] ll. Full description
€ 3,250
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First edition of an important encyclopedic dictionary of nautical terms and conceptions,
shipbuilding and ship types

JAL, Augustin. Glossaire nautique. Répertoire polyglotte de termes de marine anciens et modernes.
Paris, Firmin Didot frères, 1848. Large 4to (28.5 x 22.5 x 10 cm). Printed in two columns, with many steel engraved illustrations in the text showing ancient, medieval and later ships (some showing small parts in detail) by Alexandre-Nicolas Belhatte (b. 1811) after A. Mayer, and 2 full-page engraved plates: "Une Galère du 17e siècle" and "Elevation et coupe du Montebello, Vaisseau de 120 canons", with an extra added plate of the "Montebello" under sail (1812/21) loosely inserted. Contemporary half calf. 1591 pp. Full description
€ 950
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Beautifully illustrated works on some of the waterways of Australia and Tasmania

MURRAY, A.S. Twelve hundred miles on the river Murray.
Australia, George Robertson & Co.; London, J.S. Virtue & Co., 1898. 2 volumes. Oblong folio. With 15 mounted chromo-lithographed plates (facsimiles of the artist's original sketches), each plate with a brief caption in the foot margin in sans-serif capitals and all except plate VI with the artist's signature in either the lower left or lower right corner; the preface and each chapter opening with a decorated initial.
With: (2) MURRAY, A.S. Tasmanian rivers, lakes and flowers.
Australia, Robertson & Co.; London, H. Virtue and Company, 1900.
With 17 illustrations on separate leaves: 13 mounted chromo-lithographed plates (facsimiles of the artist's original sketches, including the frontispiece) with a caption in the foot margin of each plate and all except plate VI with the artist's signature in either the lower left or lower right corner; and 4 chromo-lithographed plates with captions in the illustrations (dedication leaf, ills. X and XIV, "finis" leaf). With some tables in the text and a decorated initial at the beginning of each chapter.
Original publisher's gold-tooled half green morocco. 36; 50, [2 blank], 51-57, [1] pp., plus [15] and [17] illustration plates. Full description
€ 1,450
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Highly detailed and important work on the history and culture of Hindustan

PASQUIER, L.M.C. Précis de l'histoire de l'Hindoustan, contenant l'établissement de l'Empire Mogol, ses progrès et sa décadence, l'invasion et les établissements successifs des Européens, la coalition des princes de l'Afghanistan contre les Anglais, l'examen des diverses religions établies chez les Hindous, ainsi qu'un tableau de leurs lois primitives, de leurs moeurs, usages et coutumes, et un résumé des lois qui régissent les établissements français.
Paris, Paulin and Ledentu (facing the title-page: Arbois, Imprimerie d'Auguste Javel), 1843. 8vo. 19th-century green polished calf by Bradel-Derome (bookbinder's ticket on front paste-down. [4], 554 pp. Full description
€ 3,750
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Monumental Peruvian archaeological work on the empire and culture of the Incas in Ancón, rarely found complete with all 142 chromolithographed plates

REISS, Wilhelm and Alphons STÜBEL (August Henry KEANE, translator). The necropolis of Ancon in Peru: a contribution to our knowledge of the culture and industries of the empire of the Incas, being the result of excavations made on the spot.
Berlin, A. Asher & Co., 1880-1887. 3 volumes. Large folio (52 x 38.5 cm). With 142 full-page lithographed plates (including 2 printed together on a single bifolium), all but three (70, 70a, 71) chromolithographs and each with printed explanatory text on separate leaves. Loose leaves stored in three original publisher's maroon cloth portfolios. [25]; [15]; [31] ll.; plus the 142 plates and their explanatory text leaves. Full description
€ 6,500
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The martyrdom of two Carmelites in service of the Portuguese Empire,
tortured and killed in the Sultanate of Aceh (Sumatra)

STEPHANUS a S. Joanne Evangelista. Kort verhael van de wreë-felle doot, ende bloedigh martelie, dat onder-staen hebben voor de belydenis van het H. Catholyck geloove. In Oost-Indie-Eylandt Sumatra. In het ryck van Achem den V.P. Dyonisius a Navitate uyt Honfleur in Normandye ende den V. Fr. Redemptus a Cruce uyt Parades in Portugael: twee bervoetse Carmeliten, on-winbaere, onvergheleken ende bloeckmoedighe stryders, twee glorieuse leydts-mannen van noch 58. mede-ghesellen, vrome ende stercke martelaeren.
Brussels, Martinus van Bossuyt, [1652]. 8vo. With some woodcut initials and tailpieces. Contemporary vellum, remnants of ties. 301, [3 blank] pp. Full description
€ 3,750
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The first standard grammar of the Malay language

WERNDLY, George Henrik. Maleische spraakkunst, uit de eigen schriften der Maleieres opgemaakt; met eene voorreden, behelzende eene inleiding tot dit werk, en een dubbeld aanhangsel van twee Boekzalen van boeken, in deze tale zo van Europeërs, als van Maleiers geschreven.
Amsterdam, printed for the VOC (Dutch East Indian Company) by R. & G. Wetstein, 1736. 8vo. With the VOC's ship device on title-page, woodcut initials and tailpieces. Contemporary vellum with manuscript spine-title. [2], LXVIII, 357, [23] pp. Full description
€ 6,850
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