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A rare edition of Purdy's sailing directory for navigating the Brazilian coast

PURDY, John. The Brasilian navigator; or sailing directory for all the coasts of Brasil, etc. from the River Para to the Rio de La Plata; including general instructions for the routes, both from England and from North America, with descriptions of, and directions for the Madeira, Canary, and Cape Verde islands, Fernando Noronha, etc. Selected chiefly from the memoir on, and instructions for, the "Atlantic Ocean," and the new sailing directory for the "Ethiopic or Southern Atlantic Ocean," ... To accompany Laurie's new general chart of the coasts with particular plans of the harbours.
London, printed for R.H. Laurie by J. Rider, 1844. 8vo. With Lauries RHL device on the title page, 8 small images of coastal profiles in the text. The title-page includes some lines in sans-serif capitals. Cloth spine and brown/grey thick paper boards with a large title label on the front cover, black lettering on spine, red speckled edges. VI, 191, [1] pp. Full description
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First edition of J.C. Rijk's description of his hydrographic map of the Scheldt estuary

RIJK, Julius Constantijn. Beschrijving behoorende by de hydrographische kaart der zeegaten van de monden der Schelde, welke trigonometrisch opgenomen, in plan gebragt en geteekend is, op last van zijne excellentie den heere Mr. J.C. van der Hoop, minister voor de marine van het Koningrijk der Nederlanden en groot kruis der Orde van den Nederlandschen Leeuw.
Rotterdam, Arbon & Krap, 1825. 8vo. Modern half beige cloth, with the original publisher's brown paper front wrapper bound in. [4], 38, [2] pp. Full description
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A utopian civilization discovered in Terra Australis

[VAIRASSE D'ALLAIS, Denis]. Geschichte der Sevaramben aus dem Französischen übersetzt vom Verfasser des Siegfried von Lindenberg.
Itzehoe, Johan Gottwerth Müller, 1783. 8vo.
(2) MÜLLER, Johann Gottwerth. Literarische Anmerkungen über die Geschichte der Severamben. Eine Beylage zur Uebersetzung dieses Buchs. Göttingen, Johann Christian Dieterich, 1783. 2 works, the first in 2 parts, in 2 volumes. 8vo. With a small illustration on each of the three title-pages. Contemporary half calf. 350, [2 blank]; 302, [2 blank], 31, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 3,500
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