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Dutch trade, whaling, herring fishery, etc., with magnificent views of the harbours of the Netherlands
and the Dutch East Indies ca. 1772-ca. 1781, including a wide variety of boats and ships

AA, Cornelis van der (ill. by Dirk de JONG, Hendrik KOBELL jr. and Mattheus SALLIETH). Atlas van de zeehavens der Bataafsche Republiek, die van Batavia en Onrust. Mitsgaders de afbeeldingen van de haring visscherij en de walvisch vangst. In een-en-dertig kunstplaaten naar het leven afgebeeld ...
Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, 1805. Large folio. With engraved title-page and 31 double-page engraved views (ca. 28.5 x 39.5 cm) showing Dutch harbours with a wide variety of sailing boats and ships. Modern half calf. Full description
€ 19,500
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Only known copy of a Calcutta lithograph of English boats fighting pirates near Singapore
drawn by the English ship’s surgeon, probably an eye-witness

BLAND, William. Boats of H.M's S. Wolf, commanded by Lieutt. J.A. Macdonald attacking Malay pirates, at Point Romania, 24th March 1836.
Calcutta, Asiatic Lithographic Press (Thomas Black), 1837. Large oblong folio? (33.5 x 47 cm). Lithographed maritime view on wove paper (dimensions to the thin-line border 27.5 x 45.5 cm), showing H.M.S. Wolf's pinnace and cutter, and British East India Company's ship Zephyr's gunboat fighting 18 Malayan perahus, while the rescued Asian ship Mas Judal Bahar and the Wolf and Zephyr look on from the horizon. Full description
€ 7,950
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Magnificent engraving of Speelman’s victory over the Kingdom of Makassar

HOOGHE, Romeyn de. Victorien der Nederl. Geoct. O. Compagnie op het Koninkryck van Macasser door den Ed. heer C. Speelman.
[Amsterdam?, 1669]. Engraved view (40 x 54.5 cm), with two battle scenes on top, flanked by portraits of Speelman and Radjah Palacca, with in the centre a laurel wreath with the monogram of the VOC, surrounded by Mars and Mercury, and a banderole with the title; and with letterpress text below the view (11 x 54.5 cm), including two poems by the famous Dutch poet Joost van den Vondel and numbered keys referring to the plate. Framed (75 x 81 cm). Full description
€ 2,950
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Educating the Austrian army in the anatomy of the horse, with 10 large colour plates

MACHOLD, Joseph. Zehn tafeln zur anatomie des Pferdes . . .
Vienna, the author "in Commission bei F. Paternos Nachfolger" (printed by Adolf Holzhausen), [1879]. Oblong 1mo (35×49 cm). With 10 numbered chromo-lithographed and double-tinted lithographed plates (35×49 cm), loose as issued. Original publisher's printed front wrapper preserved, back wrapper lacking. In a modern clamshell box. Full description
€ 4,500
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Very rare issue including book 32, earlier incomplete and later censored,
of the earliest great work on the Dutch war of independence from Habsburg Spain,
introducing the first textura gothic type in the new Dutch style

METEREN, Emanuel van. Nederlantsche historien ofte geschiedenissen inhoudende den gantzen staet, handel, soo va[n] oorlogen als vrede-handels in onsen tyden begin ende eynde ... Mede vervattende eenige haerder gebueren handelinge. ... oversien verbetert ende vermeerdert tot dese[n] tege[n]wordigen wtgank des jaers anno 1611.
Including (vol. 2): Belgische ofte Nederlantsche oorlogen ende gheschiedenissen beginnende van t'jaer 1595 tot 1611, ... oversie[n] verbetert e[n]de vermeerdert ...
[Copy imprint to vol. 2:] “Schotland buyten Danswyck” [= Amsterdam], “Hermes van Loven” [= Nicolaes III Biestkens?] for the author, 1611 [-1612]. 2 volumes. 4to. With 2 engraved title-pages, both coloured and highlighted in gold by an early hand. Further with a full-page engraved portrait of Van Meteren, and 21 smaller woodcut portraits in the text attributed to Christoffel van Sichem. Mottled, gold-tooled calf (ca. 1665), gold-tooled spines, 18th-century(?) gold-tooling on the boards. Full description
€ 12,500
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Wholly engraved illustrated book on naval strategy

OZANNE, Nicolas-Marie. Marine militaire ou recueil des differens vaisseaux qui servent a la guerre suivis des manoeuvres qui ont le plus de raport au combat ainsi qua l'ataque et la deffense des ports.
Paris, the author, J. François Chereau, [1762]. 8vo. A wholly engraved book, with a title-page in an architectural frame, armorial dedication illustration with allegorical figures, 50 engraved leaves (1 folding), including 44 with illustrations of ships. Modern half calf. Full description
€ 1,500
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Prints series of the naval battles of René Duguay-Trouin and Jean-Bart,
including a double-page map and a print of Rio de Janeiro

OZANNE, Nicolas-Marie. Recueil des combats de Duguay-Trouïn [= Les campagnes de Duguay-Trouin].
Paris, Yves Marie le Gouaz, [1774]. Engraved print series with XV plates (2 double-page) and 7 leaves with engraved text on both sides. Lacking a half-title present in some copies.
With: (2) OZANNE, Pierre. Recueil des combats de Jean-Bart, chef d'escadre sous Louis XIV, suivis de l'abrégé de sa vie.
Paris, Yves Marie le Gouaz, 1806. With 19 numbered engraved half-page plates by Le Gouaz after Ozanne. 2 works in 1 volume. Folio (41.5 x 29 cm). Contemporary half green sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 8,500
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