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Family album with rare photos of Australia and India in the late 19th century

[ALBUM AMICORUM - AUSTRALIA - INDIA]. DICKEN, Charles Shortt and DICKEN FAMILY. [Album containing illustrations and photographs of Australia and India]. [Illustrated title-page:] Contributions thankfully received.
Australia [and England and India?], 1870s. Oblong album (ca. 23 x 30 cm). With 36 albumen prints, including 14 photographs of Australia. These include houses, churches, buildings in Springsure, Queensland around 1870, photos of Charles with his horse, a wonderful picture of an "Alligator killed in the Mackay River" and "bottle trees near Taroon", 5 photographs of India: Bengal Camp Delhi, multiple group photos in Darjeeling, a group photo in front of the government house in Calcutta, and the crew of the H.M.S. Narcissus, 17 photographs of Gibraltar, America, Switserland, art pieces and the Dicken family. Further with 24 watercolour paintings of flowers, landscapes and people, including two of the Taj Mahal, and 17 coloured pencil and ink drawings of people. The drawings and paintings are almost all signed S. P. D. or F. E. D., who were likely members of the Dicken family. Most photographs and art pieces are captioned in pencil or brown ink, several leaves are decorated with additional drawings or dried plants. Contemporary maroon cloth, embroidered with yellow flowers. Comes in a custom-made black-cloth clamshell box (internally covered in burgundy cloth), with a black morocco title-label on the spine, lettered in gold, and a folding liner of the same burgundy cloth. [50] ll. Full description
€ 12,500
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Strikingly hand-coloured humoristic lithographs of anthropomorphic fruits, nuts, and vegetables

ANSINGH, Lizzy and Nelly BODENHEIM (illustrator). Een vruchtenmandje. Teekeningen van Nelly Bodenheim bij versjes van Lizzy Ansingh.
Amsterdam, De Spiegel (printed by Dieperink & Co.), 1927. Folio (29.5 x 23 cm). All illustrations, including the illustrated front board, are lithographs designed by the illustrator herself on stone and coloured by hand by her as well. The verses by Lizzy Ansingh are written, in colour, by hand in a decorative, ornamental script (varying in style). The work is printed on Simili Japon paper of the Dutch "Van Gelder" paper factory. Original half parchment and (hand-coloured lithographed) paper over boards, bound in the Japanese style with green ribbon through 5 holes. [2 blank], [1], [1 blank], [41], 1 blank Full description
€ 2,950
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Strikingly hand-coloured humoristic lithographs of anthropomorphic fruits, nuts, and vegetables

ANSINGH, Lizzy en Nelly BODENHEIM (illustrator). Een vruchtenmandje. Teekeningen van Nelly Bodenheim bij versjes van Lizzy Ansingh.
Amsterdam, De Spiegel, 1927. Folio (ca. 30 x 21.5 cm). All illustrations, including the illustrated front board, are lithographs designed by the illustrator herself on stone and coloured by hand by her as well. The verses by Lizzy Ansingh are written, in colour, by hand in a decorative, ornamental script (varying in style). Contemporary half green cloth portfolio with the original lithographed illustration on the front board, the back board contains the following verse: "Let op de pitten, die binnen in zitten". [1 blank], [24] ll. Full description
€ 5,000
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One of the earliest printed editions of Augustine of Hippo's noteworthy exposition of the Psalms

AUGUSTINE of Hippo (Saint AUGUSTINE). Explanatio Psalmorum. [Incipit:] Annotatio principaliu[m] sententiariu[m]/ principaliu[m] sente[n]tiariu[m] in expla-natione psamo[rum]...
(Colophon:) Basel, Johann Amerbach, 1489. 3 parts in 1 volume. Folio (ca. 31 x 21.5 cm).
Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with 1 brass clasp and remnants of a 2nd. [1 blank], [14], [1 blank]; [146]; [192]; [192], [5 blank] ll. Full description
€ 25,000
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18th-century Dutch New Testament in an Amsterdam VOC binding,
presented by family to a young Dutch widow bound for America

[BIBLE - PRAYERBOOK - DUTCH]. Het nieuwe testament ofte alle boeken des nieuwen verbonds onses heeren Jesu Christi.
Amsterdam, "in Compagnie", 1746.
(2) [PSALMS]. Het boek der psalmen, nevens de gezangen bij de hervormde kerk van Nederland in gebruik ...
Including: [CATECHISM]. Catechismus, ofte onderwysinge in de christelyke leere, ...
Amsterdam, heirs of Hendrik van der Putte, 1788.
2 works in 1 volume, the second in 2 parts. 4to. Ad 1 with an engraved title-page (within collation), woodcut decorated initials (2 series) and woodcut ornamental tailpieces; ad 2 part 1 with an engraved title-page (of the 1774 edition, outside of collation) and the publisher's woodcut device on the typographical title-page, printed musical notations for the psalms and songs, and one woodcut decorated initial; ad 2 part 2 with its own divisional typographical title-page showing an ornamental woodcut vignette and a floral woodcut tailpiece. The text is mainly set in Gothic type, with some incidental Roman type. Contemporary elaborately blind-tooled calf with the gold-tooled A VOC (the Amsterdam Chamber of the VOC) monogram on the front board, with two decorated brass clasps. [4], 312; [8], [276] ll., 71, [1] pp. Full description
€ 7,950
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Beautiful contemporary hand-coloured copy of the very rare first edition of the first Spanish emblem book

BORJA, Juan de. Empresas morales ...
Prague, Georg Nigrin, 1581. 4to (17.8 x 13.6 cm). With a hand-coloured engraved title-page, incorporating the coat of arms of the dedicatee King Philip II of Spain, 100 hand-coloured engraved emblems, 2 hand-coloured woodcut decorated initials, and numerous woodcut ornamental tail-pieces throughout, all text and illustrations are set within a frame of double red lines. Contemporary overlapping limp vellum with the manuscript title on the spine and remnants of ties. [2], 101, [3] ll. Full description
€ 49,500
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Magnificent work containing more than 200 highly detailed illustrations of the Levant, Middle East and Asia

BRUYN, Cornelis de. Reizen van Cornelis de Bruyn, door de vermaardste deelen van Klein Asia, de eylanden Scio, Rhodus, Cyprus, Metelino, Stanchio, &c. Mitsgaders de voornaamste steden van Aegypten, Syrien en Palestina.
Delft, Hendrik van Krooneveld, 1698. Large folio (ca. 38.5 x 25 cm). With an engraved frontispiece by J. Mulder, a full-page engraved portrait of the author by G. Valck, and ca. 215 numbered illustrations on 101 full-page and double-page plates (including 17 very large double-page folding plates, 6 illustrations lettered 1, 22A, 22B, 22C, A (again) and B, and 24 smaller illustrations in the text - of which 4 not part of the numbered sequence). Some of the plates are captioned, there does not seem to have been a systematic approach in adding the captions - all plates are as issued and as they appear in other copies. These plates mainly depict views and cityscapes. Contemporary mottled calf. [22], 397, [9] pp. Full description
€ 12,500
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Rare contemporary biography of the last emperor of Brazil

CAMPOS, Joaquim Pinto de. O Senhor D. Pedro II imperador do Brasil, biographia.
Porto, typographia Pereira da Silva, 1871. 8vo. With a small portrait (5.5 x 9 cm) of the emperor of Brazil, Dom Pedro II, pasted on a separately inserted leaf before the title-page. The original orange publisher's printed paper wrappers show the title, author and imprint information set in a decorative frame on the front wrapper and a similar frame with an ornamental centre-piece on the back wrapper. Gold-tooled calf with the author, title, and year of publication lettered in gold on the front board. Bound with the original orange printed paper wrappers. [1], [1 blank], VIII, 96, [1 blank], [1] pp. Full description
€ 1,750
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Main work from the 15th-century "prince of preachers", copy from the Furstenberg collection

CARACCIOLO, Roberto. Sermones de laudibus sanctorum.
[Reutlingen, Michael Greyff, not after 1492]. 4to. Contemporary half pigskin, blind-tooled initials on the front board, with white pigskin restorations on the upper and lower third of the spine, gold-tooled parchment label on the spine, remnants of a central clasp, manuscript waste pastedowns. [230] ll. Full description
€ 5,000
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The captivating tale of a Portuguese soldier's long journey home

CARVALHO MASCARENHAS, João de. Memoravel relaçam da perda da nao conceiçam que os Turcos queymàraõ à vista da barra de Lisboa; varios successos das pessoas, que nella cativàraõ. E de scripçaõ nova da Cidade de Argel, & de seu governo; & cousas muy notaveis acontecidas nestes ultimos annos de 1621 atè 1626
Lisbon, "Antonio Alvares, 1627" [=Antonio Pedrozo Galram, 1706]. 4to. With two woodcut tail-pieces and woodcut decorated initials (2 different series). Later quarter vellum with paste paper over boards. [1], [1 blank], [4], 100, [1], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 2,950
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A complete, 16 volume set of a popular 18th-century domestic encyclopaedia

CHOMEL, Noël and Jacques Alexandre de CHALMOT. Algemeen huishoudelijk-, natuur-, zedekundig- en konst- woordenboek, vervattende veele middelen om zijn goed te vermeerderen en zijne gezondheid te behouden...
Leiden, Johannes Le Mair; Leeuwarden, Jacques Alexandre de Chalmot, 1778 (colophon: 1768-1777). 16 volumes. 4to. With an allegorical frontispiece in volume 1, and a total of 153 folding copper engravings in the 16 volumes, and a woodcut vignette at the end of volumes 1, 8-11, 13 and 15. With: CHALMOT, Jacques Alexandre de. Vervolg op M. Noël Chomel. Algemeen huishoudelyk-, natuur-, zedenkundig - en konst- woordenboek.
Kampen, J. A. de Chalmot; Amsterdam, J. Yntema, 1786-1793.
Contemporary uniform half calf and sprinkled paper sides. XXXVII, [1 blank], 565, [1 blank]; 566-1194; [2], 1195-1902; [2], 1903-2502; [2], 2503-3170; [2], 3173-3761, [3]; [2], 3763-4370; VIII, 1-749; [3], 750-1495, [1]; [3], 1498-2284, [4]; [3], 2290-3031, [1]; [3], 3034-3823, [1]; [3], 3826-4540; [3], 4542-528 Full description
€ 8,500
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Unpublished calendar of historical events, especially the birth and death dates of Dutch artists,
in richly gold-tooled morocco by the so-called Rocaille-and-flower bindery

[MANUSCRIPT]. DYLIUS, Joannes, compiler. Dagwyzer der geschiedenissen, kortelyk behelzende, een' aanteekening van verscheidene gedenkwaardige zaaken, op elken dag van 't jaar, door de geheele waereld; bijzonder in de Nederlanden voorgevallen. Benevens de geboorte, en sterfdagen, van hooge, en laage stands persoonen, zo geestelijke als waereldlijke: beroemde helden, geleerde mannen, en kunstenaaren.
[Amsterdam], [frontispiece: 1778]. Narrow 8vo (16.5 x 9.5 cm). Manuscript in brown ink on laid paper, written in Dutch in a neat and clear but minute Latin hand, forming a calendar of historical events from 17 CE to 28 November 1777, with a grey ink and ink-wash allegorical frontispiece title, dated 1778 but signed by the artist "A:C. 1777.", and a title-page in 8 styles of plain and decorated Latin and gothic lettering (signed "Dr. Waller.|scripsit."). Contemporary richly gold-tooled red goatskin morocco, each board with a centrepiece and frame, both built up from separate (mostly floral) stamps, the whole surrounded by a sawtooth roll, the spine with a green morocco label in the 2nd of 6 compartments and each of the others with a central floral stamp and 4 cornerpieces (further with some fillets and rolls), gold-tooled turn-ins and board edges (with a floral roll), altogether 83 or 87 impressions of 7 or 8 stamps, plus 3 rolls and the fillets. It appears to come from what Storm van Leeuwen calls the "Rocaille-and-flower bindery", active ca. 1775-ca. 1812. [8 blank], [1], [1 blank], [1], [1 blank], [187], [9 blank] pp. including frontispiece. Full description
€ 4,950
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First printing of a rare 18th-century map of Portuguese Angola

FEO CARDOZO DE CASTELLOBRANCO E TORRES, João Carlos. Memorias contendo a biographia do vice almirante Luiz da Motta Feo e Torres. A historia dos governadores e capitaens generaes de Angola, desde 1575 até 1825, e a descripção geographica e politica dos reinos de Angola e de Benguella.
Paris, Fantin, 1825. 3 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With one large folding map at the start of the first volume, showing the coast of Angola, and a small vignette on the title page. Contemporary gold-tooled tree-marbled calf. [14], 375, [6] pp. Full description
€ 2,950
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18th-century colonial history of Mauritius, with an eye-witness account of the battle of Madras

GRANT, Charles, vicomte de VAUX and John Pope HENNESSY. Letters from Mauritius in the eighteenth century by Grant, Baron de Vaux including an account of Labourdonnais' capture of Madras.
Mauritius, printed for private circulation, 1886. 8vo. With a large, folding engraved map (43x59 cm). Contemporary half gold- and blind-tooled red calf, decorated (pseudo-marbled) paper sides. With the author and title lettered in gold on the spine. [2], X, 192, VI pp. Full description
€ 3,950
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Influential ascetic treaty by the Spanish writer and bishop Antonio de Guevara

GUEVARA, Antonio de. (Aegidius Albertinus, translator). Aegidius Albertinus speculum religiosorum & exercitium virtuosorum oder: Der geistliche Spiegel: darinn nit allein die geistlichen Closter: vnd Ordenszperseonen, mit schonen herzlichen Lehren vun Warnungen erwiesen werden.
Munich, Adam Berg, 1601. 8vo. Title in red and black. Contemporary vellum over wooden board [12], 414 (= 829), [9] pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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First edition of Guicciardini's celebrated 16th-century description of the Low Countries

GUICCIARDINI, Ludovico. Descrittione ... di tutti i Paesi Bassi, altrimenti detti Germania Inferiore.
Antwerp, Willem Silvius, 1567. Folio. With the title, the large coat of arms of Philip II, and his portrait set within a woodcut architectural frame with allegorical figures on separate pages, 5 double-page woodcut maps (including 1 folding), 4 double-page woodcut views of cities, 6 double-page woodcut plans of cities, and 2 double-page illustrations of buildings (1 woodcut, 1 engraved). Further with 15 woodcut divisional title-pages for the illustrations and descriptions of the regions and cities set within a woodcut ornamental frame and numerous woodcut decorated initials (at least 4 series) Later overlapping vellum, sewn on 3 parchment tapes laced through the joints. [3], [1 blank], [16], "296"[= 339], [1 blank], [19], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 7,500
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Incredibly rare collection of views by De Beijer and Van Liender of the castles, houses,
churches and towns surrounding the city of Kleve in a spectacular 18th-century Dutch binding

[KLEEFSCHE OUTHEEDEN - VIEWS]. BEIJER, Jan de (draughtsman) and Paulus van LIENDER (engraver). Verzameling van twaalf Kleefsche outheden en gezichten.
Amsterdam, Gerrit Tielenburg, (signed in the plates:) 1758-1762. Large 4to (29 x 23 cm). With 50 leaves showing 46 engravings containing a total of 91 views: 42 leaves with 2 views per leaf, 6 leaves with 2 double page views each, and 1 double page view on 2 leaves. All engraved plates are signed "J. de Beyer del. Paul: van Liender fec [year: between 1758 and 1762]". All views are captioned beneath the illustration, telling the viewer what building, town, or view they are seeing, and some captions even mention the year when the view was captured by De Beyer. Near contemporary (ca. 1778) elaborately gold-tooled red morocco, with a green morocco title-label lettered in gold on the spine, gold-tooled edges and turn-ins, floral decorated paper end leaves, gilt edges. [1], [1 blank] pp. and 50 leaves showing 91 engraved views. Full description
€ 12,500
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Early humanist edition of Lactantius' most important works, printed in Venice

LACTANTIUS, Lucius Caecilius Firmianus and Giovanni Andrea BUSSI) (editor) [and others]. Opera [and additional works].
(1) LACTANTIUS, Lucius Caecilius Firmianus. De divinis institutionibus
(2) LACTANTIUS, Lucius Caecilius Firmianus. De ira Dei.
(3) LACTANTIUS, Lucius Caecilius Firmianus. De opificio Dei.
(4) LACTANTIUS, Lucius Caecilius Firmianus. De phoenice carmina.
(5) LACTANTIUS, Lucius Caecilius Firmianus. [Epitome divinarum institutionem]. Nephytomon.
Additional works:
(6) RAUDENSIS, Antonius. [Lactantii Firmiani errata].
(7) GENUENSIS, Adam. His carminibus frater Adam Genuensis increpat fratrem Antonium. [Incipit:] Hic male corripuit stolidis Antonius aussis.
(8) BUSSI, Giovanni Andrea. Ioannis Andreae episcopi Aleriensis ad Paulum secundum Venetum pontificem maximum epistola.
(9) OVIDIUS, Publius Naso. Metamorphoses (extract).
(10) ALIGHIERI, Dante. Comedia, inferno XXV (extract).
(11) FORTUNATUS, Venantius. [De christi resurrectione]. [Incipit:] Lactantii fir. de resurrectio[n]is dominicae die/ [S]alve festa dies toto venerabilis aevo.
(Colophon:) Venice, Theodorus de Ragazonibus, 1390 [=1490]. 5 works and 6 additional texts in 1 volume. Folio. The text is set in Roman type with some incidental Greek.20th-century goatskin parchment, with the author and title stamped on the spine with black foil, the name of the author added in manuscript on the bottom edge of the book block. [1 blank], [147] ll. Full description
€ 6,000
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Extremely rare Dutch translation of one of the most frequently printed works
on demonology by Ludwig Lavater

LAVATER, Ludwig and Sibrandus VOMELIUS (translator). Een boeck vande spoocken ofte nacht-gheesten ...
Amsterdam, Jan Evertsz. Cloppenburgh, 1610. 8vo. With an oval woodcut vignette on the title page, a large 8-line woodcut decorated initial at the start of the preface and smaller woodcut decorated initials throughout. Contemporary vellum, sewn on three tapes laced through the joints, with the manuscript title and a precious shelfmark(?) in brown ink on the spine, red edges. [1], [1 blank], [14], 287, [1 blank], [8] pp. Full description
€ 9,500
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An interactive moral instructor for young women, by the pioneers of 19th-century "lift-the-flap books"

[LIFT-THE-FLAP BOOK - MORAL INSTRUCTION FOR YOUNG WOMEN]. [GRIMALDI, Stacey and William GRIMALDI (illustrator)]. The toilet. Third edition.
London, by the author, 1823. With an engraved title-page and 9 hand-coloured engraved illustrations with movable pieces, all text is set within an ornamental frame. Contemporary gold-tooled greenish black morocco, gilt edges. [17] ll. and 10 plates. Full description
€ 875
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Previously unknown Portuguese description of the Paraguay River,
at the time of the dispute over Portuguese and Spanish frontier in the region

[MANUSCRIPT - PARAGUAY RIVER]. Discripças do Rio Paraguay en 1794. [Description of the river Paraguay in 1794].
[Paraguay and/or Brazil], [ca. 1794]. 34 x 22 cm. Written in brown ink in a very legible late 18th-century cursive. Stitched through 2 single holes, only one remains intact. [1], [1 blank], [12], [2 blank] pp. Full description
€ 7,500
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The famous case of the baker of Madrigal who pretended to be King of Portugal

[MANUSCRIPT - PORTUGAL]. MARTÍNEZ DE HERRERA. Relacion del sucesso, prissiones, y castigos de Gabriele Espinosa, que se fingiò Rey D. Sebastian de Portugal, y de Fray Miguel de los Santos, religiosso agustino portugues, vicario del convento de mo[n]jas augustinas de Nra. Sra. de Gracia de la villa de Madrigal... confessor del dicho Rey d. Sebastian y de ... Ana de Austria (hija del Sr. D. Juan de Austria).
(In the text:) Seville, 1684. 4to. With the title written in brown and red ink within a hand-drawn frame and some bird-figures below the last line on the title-page (in red ink). The text is written in a fine 17th-century hand, in brown ink. Contemporary limp vellum, with a manuscript title on the spine and remnants of ties. [1], [1 blank], [124], [6 blank] ll. Full description
€ 8,500
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Very detailed manuscript map of the Duchy of Guelders and surroundings (ca. 1580/1600) with 7 provincial coats of arms, the whole in coloured inks and gold on parchment

[MAP - GELDERLAND - MANUSCRIPT]. [SGROOTEN, Christiaan]. Gelderlant.
[Gelderland?], [ca. 1580/1600]. (36 x 37.5 cm; map image 35.5 x 36.5 cm). Manuscript map in coloured inks (and gold) on parchment (at a scale of about 1:315,000, with north to the left, covering about 51.4-52.8° N latitude and 4.9-6.8° E longitude), with 7 provincial coats of arms (rendered in colour and gold), three different variable scales (presumably intended as miles) in the lower right corner (2 units ranging from 30 to 45 mm) and a 6 cm square-rigged, two-masted ship in the Zuyder Zee. It shows rivers in dark blue, lakes and seas in light blue, hills in brown and trees in green, both highlighted with gold, and political regions both shaded and outlined in various colours. Cities and hundreds of towns and villages appear in red, the cities shown in profile with a gold dot, the others indicated by red dots, and all their names (and the names of regions) written quite clearly in brown ink. The whole map has a border in red ink on all four sides, with "Noordt" (North) lettered in gold capitals and small capitals in the right border. Full description
€ 32,500
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Vividly hand-coloured, extremely rare copy of one of the best early maps of Amsterdam

[MAP - NETHERLANDS - AMSTERDAM]. SWART, Dirck Cornelisse. Amstelredam Anno 1623.
[Amsterdam, Dirck Cornelisse Swart?, 1623]. Leaf size ca. 50.5 x 63 cm, map size ca. 45 x 57.5 cm. Engraved map on a scale of about 1:7000 with north at the foot. With the title in a banderole above centre, the Amsterdam arms supported by lions above right, and a decorative cartouche with drapery and garlands above left with a key to 42 numbered features in the map, above the city seal and Swarts name. The whole is vividly hand-coloured in great detail, probably by a slightly later hand. Full description
€ 15,000
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First edition of a richly illustrated work on the Americas, with numerous large maps and views.

MONTANUS, Arnoldus. De nieuwe en onbekende weereld: of beschryving van America en t Zuid-Land, vervaetende doorsprong der Americaenen en Zuidlanders, gedenkwaerdige togten derwaerds,...
Amsterdam, Jacob Meurs, 1671. Folio. With a richly engraved allegorical frontispiece, 16 double-page engraved maps, including a large folding general map, 6 full-page engraved portraits, 32 double-page engraved views, including 2 large folding views of New Mexico and Mauritius, and 70 almost half-page engraved maps, views and illustrations in the text. The title-page is printed in red and black and contains Meurs' large engraved 'invidae prudentia victrix' device. Additionally, with a large, engraved head-piece showing Joann Maurits van Nassau's coat of arms on the first dedication leaf and with numerous woodcut decorated initials (at least 2 series). Contemporary blind-tooled vellum binding. [12], 585, [29] pp. Full description
€ 28,000
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The first European botanical work describing Indian herbs and diseases,
copy from the Cornelius J. Hauck collection

ORTA, Garcia de, Carolus CLUSIUS and Nicolás MONARDES. Due libri dell'historia de i semplici aromati..
Venice, Francesco Ziletti, 1582. 8vo. With a woodcut printer's device on the title-page, 17 woodcut illustratons in text and numerous woodcut decorated initials (at least 4 series).
18th-century limp parchment, sewn on 2 leather supports, laced through the joints. [24], 347, [5] pp. Full description
€ 4,750
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Rare Bahia print of a Portuguese translation of the Proverbs

OTTONI, José Eloi. Parafraze dos proverbios de Salomão em verso portuguez, dedicada ao serenissimo principe da beira nosso senhor.
Bahia, Brazil, Manuel Antonio de Silva Serva, 1815. 8vo. With a woodcut vignette on title page and with head-pieces built-up from typographical ornaments throughout. Contemporary gold-tooled tanned sheepskin with a black morocco label on the spine, blue sprinkled edges. [2 blank], 357, [5 blank] pp. Full description
€ 1,800
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Extremely rare bound copy of a mid-19th-century panorama cityscape of the Dutch city of Rotterdam

[PANORAMA - ROTTERDAM]. Johan Conrad GREIVE jr. (illustrator). Panorama de Rotterdam.
Amsterdam, [printed by R. de Vries for] François Buffa & Sons, [1861]. Oblong (14.5 x 25 cm). The panorama is made up of 6 numbered views, which were originally published on three loose leaves of 2 views per leaf. The viewer looks northward from the river Meuse over the city from the old "sailor's house" (zeemanshuis) in the west along the Willemskade and the Haringvliet to the train station and large warehouse (rijks entrepot) in the east. Original brown blind-stamped wave-grained cloth. 6 numbered views folded making 12 pages. Full description
€ 4,950
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Exceptionally rare, very early Deventer printing of an almost unknown work attributed to Petrarca

PETRARCA, Francesco (attributed). Psalmi confessionales.
[Deventer, Albert Pafraet, ca. 1514-1517]. 8vo. With 2 allegorical woodcut illustrations. The first, on the title-page, shows "Cognitio" leaving the room to go inquire who wounded the Daughter (of) Zion. The second, on the last page, shows "Spes", "Fides" and "Cognitio" comforting the Daughter (of) Zion, who is lying in bed. Later sheepskin parchment with the title lettered in gold on the spine. [6] ff, Full description
€ 35,000
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A late 19th century souvenir album by the Zangaki brothers,
with 34 albumen prints of Egypt and its inhabitants

[PHOTOGRAPHY - EGYPT]. ZANGAKI BROTHERS. [Cover title:] Aegypten 1891.
[Egypt, Zangaki brothers, 1891]. Oblong album (31.5 x 41 cm). With 34 large albumen prints mounted on heavy cardstock leaves. Most of the photographs are numbered and captioned in French in the negative and signed 'Zangaki'. The last one is signed Sebah & Joallier. The Zangaki prints measure 22.5 x 28.5 cm; the Sebah & Joallier one is 20.5 x 26.5 cm. Original gold-stamped bubble-grained maroon cloth over boards. [36] ll. Full description
€ 4,500
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Rare Venetian travel account to the Ottoman Empire

RAMBERTI, Benedetto. Delle cose de Turchi. Libri tre. Delli quali si descrive nel primo il viaggio da Venetia à Costantinopoli, con gli nomi de luoghi antichi et moderni. Nel secondo la porta, cioe lacorte de Soltan Soleymano, Signr de Turchi. Nel terzo & ultimo il lmodo del reggere il sta to et imperio suo.
Venice, Bernardino Bindoni, 1541. 8vo. Modern vellum, sewn on 4 tapes, laced through the joints. 37, [1], [2 blank] ll. Full description
€ 7,500
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First Dutch translation of medical manual by the surgeon general of Frederick the Great

THEDEN, Johann Christian Anton and A. SCHRAGE (translator). Genees- en heelkundig onderwys voor land- en zee-chirurgyns, vervattende een kort begrip der ontleed-, gezondheid-, ziekte-, genees- en heelkunde, nevens de nieuwste en zekerste genees- en heelmiddelen.
Amsterdam, J.B. Elwe, 1782. 8vo. With a small typographical ornament on the title-page. Contemporary gold- and blindtooled sheepskin, with a red morocco title-label lettered in gold on the spine, red sprinkled edges. [4], 439, [5] pp. Full description
€ 1,750
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