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1159

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DAPPER, O. Beschryving der eilanden in de archipel der Middelantsche Zee, en ontrent dezelve, gelegen: Waer onder de voornaemste Cyprus, Rhodus, Kandien, Samos, Scio, Negroponte, Lemnos, Paros, Delos, Patmos, en andere, in groten getale. Amst., Wolfgangh, Waesbergen, (etc.), 1688. 3 parts in 1 vol. (6), 92; 1-84, 33-320 (as published), 40, (4) pp. W. engr. front., 5 (of 6) engr. fold./double-p. maps, 26 (double-p.) engr. plates/views/plans & 47 text-engrs. Fol. Cont. blind tooled vellum w. raised bands. (Upper joint partly split, new endpapers, libr. stamp on ti., general map lacks, slightly browned, but else a very fine copy).
estimate EUR 1.000
result EUR 1.800
First edition of this detailed description of the islands in the Eastern Mediterranean. It is a geographical compilation taken from accurate sources. With maps and views of Cyprus, Crete, Rhodes etc. With the additional plates of Candia (plan with view) and Rhodes (second plate). The text-engravings depict, besides views, maps and plans, also animals and plants. - First edition. Tiele, 302.


1160

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EGYPT -- MAILLET, (B.) de. Description de l'Égypte, contenant plusieurs remarques curieuses sur la geographie ancienne et moderne de ce païs. (2nd éd.). The Hague, I. Beauregard, 1740. 2 vols. (26), 328; (2), 397, (11) pp. W. fold. engr. portr., fold. map & 7 fold. engr. plates. Cont. cf. w. raised bands, richly dec. gilt backs, sides ruled in filt, inside dentelles, red labels & red edges. (Extremities a bit dam., small stamps on ti., (heavily) browned/foxed in places).
estimate EUR 300
result EUR 240
Benoit de Maillet was a well-travelled French diplomat and natural historian. He was French consul general at Cairo, and overseer in the Levant. - Cf. Blackmer, 1062 (Paris edition).


1161

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GIOVIO, P. (PAULUS JOVIUS). Illustrium virorum vitae. - Id. De vita Leonis X Pont. Max. ll. IV. - Florence, L. Torrentinus, 1549. 2 in 1 vol. (8), 440 pp; (8), 205 pp., blank. Fol. Cont. limp vellum w. overl. sides. (Bind. a bit dam. in places, ties fail, small wormhole running through the blank margin of some 70 pages, but else in very fine interior condition).
estimate EUR 800
Paulo Giovio (Paulus Jovius) (1483-1552), Italian physician, historian, biographer and traveler. Wide-margined copy on large, thick paper. Waste-sheet at end fragment of medieval manuscript. Ad 1: First edition of this famous work on Italian nobility. - Adams, G-663; Graesse III, 490; Ad 2: Second edition. - Adams, G-689; Graesse III, 490.


1162

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LETI, G. (Werken). Amst., (etc.), 1702-37. 6 in 14 vols. W. engr. fronts., num. portraits, num. engr. (fold.) plates, etc. Sm-8º. Cont. h. vellum w. marbled sides, uncut. (Front side of 1 vol. and marbled paper on 1 vol. failing, but a good set in clean interior condition).
estimate EUR 500
result EUR 400
Comprising of: Het leven van Keizer Karel, den Vyfden. Amst., 1735. 4 vols. -- Het leven van Filips den II, Koning van Spanje. Amst., 1733. 4 parts in 2 vols. -- Het leven van Don Pedro Girona, Hertog van Ossuna. 2e dr. Dordr., 1731. 2 vols. -- Het leven van Olivier Cromwel. Leiden, 1734. 2 vols. -- Het leeven van Sixtus den Vyfden, Paus van Rome. 3e dr. Amst., 1702. 2 vols. -- Het leeven van Elizabeth, Koninginne van Engeland. Amst., 1737. 2 vols.


1163

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MERIAN, M. Topographia Bohemiae, Moravia et Silesiae das ist, Beschreibung und eigentliche Abbildung der Vornehmsten und bekandtisten Stätte, und Plätze, in dem Königreich Boheim und einverleibten Landern, Mähren, und Schlesien. Frankf. a. M., M. Merian, 1650. 192, (17) pp. W. engr. ti., 3 double-p. engr. maps and 32 (fold.) double-p. bird's eye plans/profiles. Fol. Mod. antique style cf. w. raised bands & dec. gilt back. (Margins cut, lge-fold. view of Prague & 1 other plate lack, smaller view of Prague partly torn on fold and small tears in lower margin, tear in 1 o. plate, some marg. rep./stains in places, slightly foxed in a few places, but a good and clean copy).
estimate EUR 1.400
First edition. Without the large view of Prague and view of Teschen, but with the extra plate (Trachenberg) that is not listed. - Brunet, 1529; Graesse VII, 509; Wüthrich IV, 51.


1164

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OUDAAN, J. Roomsche Mogentheid, in gesag en staat-bekleeding der oude Keizeren, &c. Gouda, L. Kloppenburg, 1706. (28), 585, (16) pp. W. engr. ti. by C. v. Dalen & 121 full-p. engr. 4º. Cont. vellum. (Hinges split, but sides attached to bind., a bit age-toned on margins, upper margin a bit stained at beginning, but a good copy).
estimate EUR 200
result EUR 200
Augmented and revised edition of this 'history of the romans' in seven dialogues between 'Volkaart' and 'Redegund' on the basis of coins, medals and other artefacts.


1165

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ROME -- FONTANA, C. Templum Vaticanum et ipsius origo. Roma, G.F. Buagni, 1694. (32), 489, (29) pp. Parallel title and text in Latin and Italian, 79 engraved plates and plans (10 folding) by Alessandro Specchi after Carlo Fontana. Fol. 19th c. hcf. extra w. raised bands, dec. gilt back, and red label. (Upper hinge broken, new endpapers, stain on first 10 lvs., (slightly) browned/foxed in places, but a fine, uncut copy with ample margins).
estimate EUR 4.500
result EUR 3.600
First edition of this lavish book about the buildings of the Vatican. Pope Innocent XI commissioned this work from Fontana in 1680, partly to quell rumours that the dome of St. Peter's was collapsing. The work is divided into seven books: book I deals with the antique site of St. Peter's; book II the basilica constructed by Emperor Constantine in about 320; book III the transportation in 1585 of the obelisk to its present site in the square in front of St. Peter's; book IV the square and Bernini's oval colonnade; book V a detailed survey of the fabric of St. Peter's; book VI the relative cost of St. Peter's in comparison with the Temple of Solomon; book VII a comparison of St. Peter's, the Pantheon and the Duomo in Florence. - Berlin Kat., 2678; Fowler, 122; Millard, Italian Books, 38; Cicognara, 3731.


1166

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ROME -- ROSSI, D. De. Romanae magnitudinis monumenta quae urbem illam orbis dominam velut redivivam exhibent posteritati Roma, Domenico De Rossi, 1699. W. 138 engr. numb. plates (incl. title). Fol-obl. Cont. cf. w. raised bands & dec. gilt back. (Front side and free endpaper loose, sides heavily stained, extremities rather dam./worn, but interior in very good condition, w. some unobtrusive marginal foxing in places, ample margins).
estimate EUR 800
First edition. Depicting some of the best-known sites of imperial Roman topography. - Brunet IV, 1405; Cicognara, 3857.


1167

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SURINAM -- FERMIN, Ph. Description générale, historique, géographique et physique de la colonie de Surinam. Amst., E. van Harrevelt, 1769. xxiv, 252; (4), 352 pp. 2 in 1 vol. W. 1 lge fold. engr. map of Surinam, 1 lge fold. engr. & 2 fold. engr. Cont. cf. (Upper joint split, spine cracked/dam., spine ends gone, edges & corners worn/dam., a bit chafed, new endpapers, slightly browned, but in good interior condition).
estimate EUR 500
result EUR 400
The first edition of this interesting description of the Dutch colony Surinam. It was translated into Dutch in 1770, and into German in 1775. The author's descriptions of the slaves are of full human understanding. Sabin 24112: "One of the best books, at the time it was written, in regard to the colonies"; Le Clerc 538: "Ouvrage exact et donnant des renseignements précieux sur le climat de la colonie néerlandaise"; Tiele, 356; Sabin, 24112.


1168

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SWITZERLAND -- HENTZI, R., (ed.). Vues remarquables des montagnes de la Suisse. Amst., J. Yntema, 1785. (12), 12 text-pp. W. engr. front. printed in bistre, letterpress ti., engr. headpiece & 30 (of 40 (42?)) colour-printed engr. views by Descourtis, Janinet, a.o. after Wolf, Rosenberg, a.o., each with coat-of-arms and dedicatory caption, w. tissue guards. Loose as issued in or. h. vellum publisher's portfol. w. ties & uncut. Lge-fol. (Portfol. worn, ties partly broken, frontispiece a bit foxing, a few tears on plate-edges, margins of 4 plates a bit stained (slightly affecting image area), some unobtrusive marginal foxing).
estimate EUR 4.000
result EUR 4.000
One of the earliest and rarest Alpine plate books with plates by Jean François Janinet (1752-1814) and Charles Melchior Descourtis (1753-1820), masters of the new colour-printing technique, the majority after the Swiss artist, Caspar Wolf (1735-1798). Wagner of Bern started preparing the series in 1779, but on his death in 1782 only 24 plates were reportedly ready. These were sold to Hentzi in 1785, who commissioned another 18 plates from Descourtis to complete the series. The present copy lacks Landwehr's plates 4, 19, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 31, 35, 36. Cohen-de Ricci notes that most copies contain only 40 plates, which is also the number called for by Landwehr. - Landwehr, Bks w. cold. plates, 307; Lonchamp, 3197; Cohen/De Ricci, 485: 'recueil fort rare'.


1169

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VENO, J. de. Historiale meditatien, so geestelijcke als politijcke over 't leven ende regeringhe der patriarchen, rechteren, coninghen, in Israel ende Juda, als over den op-gangh ende onder-gangh van de vier monarchien van Assirien, Persen, Griecken ende Romeynen versamelt wt Godes Heylige woordt als olde lofwaerdighe historien. Leeuw., S. Rinnerts, 1658. (24), 626, (50) pp. W. engr. ti. Sm-4º. Cont. vellum w. overl. sides. (Bind. a bit stained, mag. engr. ti. a bit frayed, some marg. stains, slightly browned).
estimate EUR 300
Joannes de Veno (1576-1662), born in Leeuwarden, studied in Franeker. From 1601 he was a lawyer at the Court of Friesland. This is the only work that is written by him. - First & only edition. Very scarce. Haitsma Mulier/v.d. Lem, 487a; NNBW X, 1089-90. Not in UB Leiden.

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