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Unrecorded edition with rules and regulations for the Naples royal fleet and its maintenance

[ACTON, Sir John Francis Edward & Antonius Count of THURN and Valsassina]. Istruzione per il servizio de bastimenti della Real Marina di guerra.
Naples, 1800. 8vo. Engraved coat-of arms (King Ferdinand IV of Naples) on title-page. Contemporary gold-tooled "marbled" calf with tan and blue spots on a chemically darkened background. 86 pp. Full description
€ 1,800
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Jamestown on the island Saint Helena, seen in 1805, painted in oils on brass

[PAINTING - SAINT HELENA]. [BELLASIS, George Hutchins, after]. [Jamestown, Saint Helena, seen from the sea in 1805].
[Place of production unknown, ca. 1815? after an 1806 print]. Oil painting on a thin brass plate (11.5 x 15.5 cm) showing the town of Jamestown on the island Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean, with 2 ships and a smaller sailboat in the bay before the town, the fortress on the promontory to the left, the houses, governor's residence and church in the centre with the valley and mountains behind. In an ebonized wooden frame and gilt inner frame (24 x 27.5 cm). Full description
€ 7,500
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Large view of ships and boats in the IJ inlet, with Amsterdam in the background, with Tsar Peter the Great of Russia viewing the ship he helped build

BERGE, Pieter van den. Amstelaedamum omnium recentissimè et accuratissime expressum à Petro van den Berghe, Moschus, Arabs[,] Persae, Maurus, Judaeus, uterque[.] Quod ferat huc, rursusque auferat, Indus habet. Hanc dum mundus adit mundumque haec ipsa perrat[!], non urbs fixa loco, sed vagus orbis erit.
Amsterdam, Gerard van Keulen, [ca. 1720]. Etched view (50.5 x 81 cm) on two sheets. In a modern wooden frame. Full description
€ 15,000
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18th-century sales poster for the galleon "De Maria"

BONTEKONINGH, Joannes and Dirk (brokers). ... presenteeren (uyt der hand) te verkoopen, een extraordinary welbezeylt galjoot-schip, genaamt De Maria: is in 't jaar 1711 nieuw uytgehaalt,... en tegenwoordigh in de Nieuwe Zyds Waal, agter de Oude Stads Herbergh, is leggende.
Amsterdam, Karel van Rijschooten II, [ca. 1750]. Half-sheet (ca. 32.5 x 21 cm). Tipped onto a piece of paperboard. Full description
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The advantages of steam vessels, with 5 large folding plans

CAMPAIGNAC, Antoine Bernard. De l'état actuel de la navigation par la vapeur et des améliorations dont les navires et appareils a vapeur marins sont susceptibles; suivi de notes explicatives, tableaux, projets, etc.
Paris, L. Mathias (back of half-title: printed by Guiraudet & Jouaust), 1842. 4to. With 5 large engraved folding plans and a letterpress folding table. Contemporary green half sheepskin, gold- and blind-tooled spine. XIX, [1 blank], 355, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 1,250
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50 coloured maritime prints of exceptional quality, by a Dutch naval officer/artist

COMTE, Pieter le II. Afbeeldingen van schepen en vaartuigen, in verschillende bewegingen.
Amsterdam, F. Kaal (printed by J. J. Nesser Jr.), 1831. Oblong 4to (23.5 x 31 cm). With 50 nicely hand coloured lithographic plates in crayon technique, depicting boats and ships, including 1 steam boat and 7 plates showing details of rigging and equipment. Contemporary boards covered with the original letterpress printed paper wrapper. Signed by the author/artist as authentication, and with his embossed stamp in the foot margin of each plate. [8], 60, [3] pp. Full description
€ 7,500
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Extensively illustrated guide to seamanship

COMTE, Pieter le. Praktikale zeevaartkunde en theoretische kennis, voor handel en scheepvaart.
Amsterdam, widow of Gerard Hulst van Keulen, 1842. 2 parts in 1 volume. Large 4to (27 x 25 cm). With numerous tables in text and 121 engraved plates (numbered I-CXX plus LIII A), showing 684 numbered illustrations (1 coloured by hand) all engraved by D. Veelwaard after drawings by Le Comte. Modern brown morocco. VIII, 16, 313, [1 blank] pp. & 121 engr. plates Full description
€ 1,500
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Rare first Dutch translation of a landmark in the development of naval architecture

DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, Henri-Louis. Grondbeginselen van den scheepsbouw, of werkdadige verhandeling der scheepstimmerkunst; int Fransch beschreven ...
The Hague, Ottho van Thol; Amsterdam, Gerrit de Groot, 1759. Large 4to. With an engraved view of a shipyard, 9 charming engravings showing various scenes of shipbuilding and 24 large plates on 23 folding sheets, and 7 folding leaves with letterpress tables. Contemporary half red roan, marbled sides. [2], X, 11-38, [2], 350, XX pp. Full description
€ 3,750
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