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Maritime History / Fishery & Whaling

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. XII, 135 pp. Full description
€ 19,500
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"on pesche les perles ... dans le Golfe Persique, principalement ... aupres de Baroyn [= Bahrain]"

BERQUEN, Robert de. Les merveilles des Indes Orientales et Occidentales, ou Nouveau traitté des pierres precieuses & perles, ...
Paris, Christophe Lambin, 1661. 4to. With an engraved portrait of Anne Marie Louise d'Orleans facing the dedication. Contemporary gold-tooled, tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled sides. [12], 112 pp. Full description
€ 25,000
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Hand-coloured copy of a landmark in Arctic cartography in its rare first state

BRY, Theodor de; with Johann Theodor de BRY & Johann Israel de BRY. [Map of the north polar region:] Conterfactur der 3 Schiffarten welche di Hollander dürch das Mitnachtischen Mer nemlich beij Norwegen Mosca Nova Zembla und durch Waygats noch den Orientallischen Indien suhrgenomen hatten allen klerlich mit puneten angezeichnet.
[Frankfurt am Main, Matthaeus Becker, 1599]. Oblong 1mo (whole sheet; plate mark 28 x 36.5 cm). Engraved map of the Arctic on watermarked laid paper in an azimuthal equidistant polar projection with parallels and meridians, the arctic circle, a reticulated scale of degrees. Coloured by a contemporary hand. Trimmed to the plate mark and mounted on later paper. In a passe-partout. Full description
€ 8,500
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Extensive hunting and fishing dictionary

[DELISLE DE SALES, Jean-Baptiste-Claude]. Dictionnaire théorique et pratique de chasse et de pêche.
Paris, Son of J.B.G. Musier, 1769. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a small engraved illustration on the title-page of each part, one showing a hunting scene, the other a fishing/angling scene. Contemporary marbled paper wrappers. [3], [1 blank], LVII, 58-60, 1-75, [1 blank]; [3], [1 blank], 510, [5], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 350
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Unpublished illustrated supplement to Duhamel du Monceau's Traité général des pesches

[AUTOGRAPH]. FRANCQ VAN BERKHEY, Jean le. [Autograph letter in French, signed, to Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau.]
Leiden, 10 December 1771. 25 x 20 cm (letter) & 23.5 x 18.5 cm (manuscript). Never bound.
With: [MANUSCRIPT]. [FRANCQ VAN BERKHEY, Jean LE]. Memoires, pour servir a ce que l'illustre auteur de "L'histoire generale des poissons" Monsieur M. Du Hamel de Monceau, solicite a l'egard des morues.
[Leiden, 1771].
A letter and treatise in French, written in dark brown ink on paper in a neat and easily readable hand, the treatise with 9 tipped-in pen and ink illustrations drawn by the author (6.5 x 10.5 to 11.5 x 21.5 cm) and a few small illustrations in the text. [4]; “29” [= 30], [1], [1 blank] pp. plus tipped in illustrations. Full description
€ 25,000
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