AUCTION RESULTS FROM AUCTION 344, 15-16 Nov. 2016
Old & Rare Books - General History & Topography, lot numbers 1100-1115

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ARCTIC REGION -- GROOT, Olaus de [OLAUS MAGNUS]. Toonneel der Noordsche Landen, Daer op in 't kort en klarelijck al de wonderen en vreemdigheden, die men in die Landen vindt, vertoont worden. Met een korte en klare beschryvingh van Yslandt en Groenlandt, door Dithmarus Blefkenius, (). Amst., N. v. Ravesteyn, 1652. 2 parts in 1 vol. (22), 563, (13); 38, (2) pp. W. engr. ti. and 4 fold. maps. Sm-8º. Cont. vellum w. overl. sides. (Some unobtrusive staining in the lower blank margin, but a very good copy).
estimate EUR 800
result EUR 2.200
This text on dark winters, violent currents and beasts of the sea amazed the rest of Europe. It was published for the first time in Latin in 1555 as 'Historia de Gentibus Septentrionalibus'. It is still today a valuable repertory of much curious information in regard to Scandinavian customs and folklore. This is the first edition in Dutch and rather rare. - Tiele 710; Sabin 28929: "The maps in this Dutch edition of the famous history of Olaus Magnus, are curious and valuable, especially the one of the North Polar regions. The addition of the important work of Blefkens on Greenland renders this altogether a desirable geographical volume on the high North."
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ASIA -- DAPPER, O. Asia, of naukeurige beschryving van het rijk des grooten Mogools, en een groot gedeelte van Indiën: Behelsende De Landschappen van Kandahar, Kabul, (). Beneffens een volkome Beschryving van geheel Persie, Georgie, Mengrelie e.a. Gebuur-gewesten. Amst., J. v. Meurs, 1672. 2 in 1 vol. 379, (3); (2), 184 (recte 192), 43, (5) pp. W. 1 engr. front., 4 double-p. maps, 11 (of 12) double-p. views, 16 full-p. engr. & 33 text-engr. Fol. Cont. cf. w. raised bands, dec. gilt back & brown label. (Joints split at the top, plate 'Kom van Suhaly' lacks, a bit browned/foxed in places).
estimate EUR 1.200
result EUR 1.000
First edition of a detailed and extensively illustrated description of northern India and what is now Pakistan, Afganistan and Bengladesh, known as the land of the Grand Mogol, the second part and appendix adding Persia, Georgia, the Caucases, Albania, Kurdistan and neighbouring regions. - Tiele, 299; Cat. NHSM, 219; Haitsma Mulier/v.d. Lem, 141e.
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BELGIUM -- LE ROY, J. Groot werreldlyk tooneel des Hertogdoms van Braband. Behelzende eene alg., doch korte beschryving van dat landschap; als mede () de beschryving der steden () der kasteelen en heerlykheden () in 't hoofd-gedeelte van Leuven; Brussel; Antwerpen, en van 's Hertogenbosch (): Waarby gevoegd is Eene verhandeling over de zegelringen (). 's-Grav., C. & F. Boucquet, 1735. 4 parts in 1 vol. W. engr. ti-vign., 4 engr. w. coat of arms, 1 engr. map, engr. plate to the "Zegelringen" & 188 engrs. (incl. 4 plans) on 67 plates, mostly depicting castles by i.a. J. Harrewyn. Fol. Cont. cf. w. raised bands & dec. gilt back. (Spine ends dam., joints split/torn, corners dam., a few marg. stains, slightly yellowed, but in good interior condition and with ample margins).
estimate EUR 1.500
The work is divided in four parts: Louvain, Brussels, Antwerp & Bois-le-Duc, all with a separate plate-section. - Complete copy with the often lacking plate to 'Zegelringen' and with the map of Walloon Brabant which is "pas nécessaire à l'ouvrage" according to Bibl. Belg. - Bibl. Belg., L-112; Tiele, 653 (not this edition).
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(BOS, G.). Antiquitates Germanicae, of Hoogduitsche Oudtheden; () Benevens H. Grotius verhandeling van de Oudtheid der Batavische Republyk. Amst., G. Bos, 1728. 2 vols. (18), 224; 118, (26) pp. W. engr. printer's device on ti-p. & 26 full-p. engr. - (J. v. ROYEN). Antiquitates Belgicæ of Nederlandsche oudtheden. 5e dr. Amst., G. Tielenburg, 1756. (16), 224, (16) pp. W. engr. ti., fold. map, 2 fold. engr. plates, 17 full-p. engr. & 7 text-engr. - 2 vols. Cont. hcf. (Top of spine vol. dam., upper joint vol. 2 split at the top).
estimate EUR 160
result EUR 130

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CHINA -- CHAMBERS, (W.). Traité des édifices, meubles, habits, machines et ustensiles des Chinois, gravés sur les originaux dessinés a la Chine. (2e éd.). Par., Le Rouge, 1776. 30 pp. W. 20 double-p. engr. plates. 4º. Mod. black hcf. extra. (Slightly browned in places).
estimate EUR 500
result EUR 800
First published in 1757. Chambers was the first traveller to the East to offer the European a correct idea of Chinese architecture. He went twice with the Swedish East India Company (in 1744 and 1748), publishing his designs on return, and was an innovator who firmly established the fashion for chinoiserie which swept France during the 1770's. The present work, based on observations in and around Canton, closely linking plates with text, shows pagodas, bridges, columns, interiors, sailing junks, costumes and a detailed plan of a Chinese house. - Colas, 595; Lipperheide, 1518; Kat. Orn. Berl., 2784.
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CLEVES -- LANGENDYK, P. De stad Kleef, haar gezondheidsbron, en omleggende landsdouwen, in kunstprenten verbeeld. Haarl., J. Bosch, (1747). (2), 63, (3) pp. W. engr. ti-vign., 10 (lge-)fold. engr. plates by H. Spilman after J. de Beyer. 4º. Cont. h. goatskin w. vellum corners. (Spine a bit rubbed, annot. on free endpaper, plates a bit stained in places, 1 plate w. tear on fold., slightly browned).
estimate EUR 600
Lavishly illustrated description of the city of Cleves and its medicinal springs by one of the most important and most famous 18th-century Dutch playwrights and poets, Pieter Langendyk (1683-1756). Around 1744 Langendyk visited the city of Cleves and its medicinal springs trying to improve his declining health, especially his sense of sight.
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FRANCE -- PARIS -- BRETEZ, L. Plan de Paris commencé l'Année 1734. Dessiné et Gravé, sous les ordres de Messire M.E. Turgot, (e.a.). Achevé de graver en 1739. (Paris), 1739. Very large perspective plan of Paris consisting of 1 fold. double-p. index chart and 20 engr. sheets - numbered 1-20 - (sheets 18 and 19 joined together to form 1 lge-fold. sheet), engr. by Claude Lucas. Lge-fol. Cont. full red mor., w. gilt coat of arms of Paris centred on both sides, gilt floral border w. i.a. flower-de-luce decoration, spine raised in 10 compartments also w. gilt flower-de-luce decoration, inside dentelles, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. (Binding in almost impeccable condition apart from some minor blemishes, sheets 3 & 10 w. small (marginal) tear, sheet 14 w. tear running into image, plans a bit age-toned as usual, but in all in very good interior condition).
estimate EUR 9.000
result EUR 7.100
The very detailed individual plans form - when joined together - a magnificent bird's eye view plan of 18th c. Paris (total format 250 x 320 cm.!). Published i.a. by order of Michel Etienne Turgot (1690-1751), magistrate of Paris and responsible for several 'grands travaux' in the city. In fine condition and in a beautiful (publisher's?) binding (Cohen/De R., p. 807 ("se rencontre assez souvent en maroquin rouge de Padeloup aux armes de Louis XV et de la Ville de Paris."). Sander, 1570; Graesse I, p. 529; NBG 45, 716.
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FRANCE -- (PFUEL, E.H.A. v.). The retreat of the French army, from Moscow; an authentic narrative transl. from the French. Lichfield, 1813. (2), iv, 28 pp. Mod. brds. -- Added: NOUVEAUX INTÉRETS de l'Europe depuis la Revolution Française. Hamb., P.F. Fauche, 1798. (4), 62 pp. Mod. brds. -- And 1 similar. (3).
estimate EUR 120

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GERMANY -- MASCOU, J.J. Geschichte der Teutschen bis zu Anfang der Fränckischen Monarchie in zehen Büchern verfasset. Lpz., J. Schuster, 1726-37. 2 in 1 vol. (29, 3 blank), 508, (12); (20), 342, (2), 246, (20) pp. 4º. Cont. vellum w. red edges. (A bit browned/foxed).
estimate EUR 160
result EUR 140
First edition of this fascinating, well-documented early history of Germany. - Ebert, 13340; Graesse IV, 436.
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GREAT BRITAIN -- PATERSON, D. Paterson's British itinerary being a new and accurate delineation and description of the direct and principal cross roads of Great Britain. Lond., printed for and sold by the Proprietor Carington Bowles, 1785. 2 vols. x, xxix, 189-228; 143-167, 31-121, (1) pp. W. double-p. handcold. front.-map, 2 engr. ti-pp., 1 dedic. engr, 186 engr. strip maps (2 on 1 page) in vol. 1 and 172 in vol. 2. Cont. tree cf. w. red labels. (Upper joint vol. 2 split, corners bumped, upper part vol. 2 a bit stained in places, else fine).
estimate EUR 300
result EUR 360
Paterson (1738-1825), is most famous for his series of road books and cartographical works; his main contribution was to improve the information on roads. - Sabin, 27991.
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HORNIUS, G. Arca Noae, sive historia imperiorum et regnorum à condito orbe ad nostra tempora. Leiden, (etc.), Ex Off. Hackiana, 1666. (30), 548, (43) pp. W. engr. ti. 12º. Cont. vellum w. overl. sides.
estimate EUR 240
result EUR 220
The German Georgius Hornius (1620-1670), was professor of history and geography at Harderwijk and Leiden in the Netherlands. - First edition, reprinted in 1677. With interesting details on India, China, California, Mexico. - Sabin, 33013 (p. 455-8 America!); De Bie & Loosjes IV, 306. - Ex libris Bob Luza.
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HORNIUS, G. Orbis politicus. Leyden, F. Lopes de Haro/C. Driehuijsen, 1667. 4 parts in 1 vol. (24), 154; 142; 156; 98, (32) pp. W. engr. ti. 12º. Cont. vellum w. overl. sides. (Vellum a bit stained, slightly browned).
estimate EUR 240
The German Georgius Hornius (1620-1670), was professor of history and geography at Harderwijk and Leiden. First edition. - Rare, only 1 copy in NCC (Amst.). Willems, 1772.
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HORNIUS, G. Ulyssea sive studiosus peregrinans omnia lustrans littora. Leyden, C. Driehuysen & A. Doude, 1671. (8), 590 pp. W. engr. ti. 12º. Cont. vellum w. overl. sides. (Slightly browned).
estimate EUR 240
result EUR 220
First edition. Posthumous work by the German geographer and historian Georg Horn, (1620-1670). Contains various curious documents. Divided into three parts: The first part with political and historical descriptions of various nations and people, the second with geographical descriptions, modern and classical, with longitude and latitude tabels (incl. Quito & Cuzco in Peru, Peking etc.), modern and ancient place-names etc. and the third part contains: "Itineraria Benjaminis et Jospehi, et aliorum" (p. 337-590).
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SALMASIUS, C. Defensio Regia. Dat is: Koninglyke verdedinge voor Carel de Eerste aen den doorluchtigsten koning van Groot-Britannien, Caarel de Tweede, oudste sone, navolger, en wettige erf-genaem. Antw., Op 's Konings kosten, 1650. (28), 304 pp. 12º. Cont. vellum. (A bit stained in places). -- Added: (L. AUBERY du) MAURIER. The lives of all the Princes of Orange; from William the Great, founder of the Common wealth of the United Provinces. To which is added the life of his present Majesty King William the Tird, from his birth to his landing in England. By Th. Brown. Lond., Th. Bennet, 1693. W. 6 engr. portrs. Cont. vellum. (A bit foxed/browned). -- (2).
estimate EUR 120
result EUR 90
Ad 1: Dutch translation of the memory of Charles, with an attack on the English Commonwealth, written by Claudius Salmasius (1588-1653), a man of enormous celebrity at that time.

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(SWILDENS, J.H.). Oorlogs-monument bij dit ontzettend jaar, 1794 en hooge belangen van staat en regeering, thans en voortaan. Amst., J.B. Elwe, 1794 (=1804?). (4), viii, 156 pp. W. engr. ti. w. handcold. map & 2 fold. handcold. maps by H. Klockhoff after J.C. de Roeder. Old brds. (Paper on brds. partly gone, spine a bit worn, loose in bind., some marg. pencil signs, fold. maps rep. on vº, upper margin a bit stained in places, a bit thumbed/soiled in places).
estimate EUR 120
result EUR 160
The maps showing "Europa in 1794" (title), "Oorlog 1794" with the Channel and surrounding southern England, Brittany and Normandy, and the Mediterranean. The dating of 1804 follows from the explanatory text about the title-map bound directly behind it.
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VENICE -- BEMBO, P. Della Historia Vinitiana libri XII. Venice, (appresso G. Scotto), 1552. (28), 179, (3) pp. W. woodcut printer's mark on ti., repeated at end, and fine illustrated initials. 4º. Cont. limp vellum. (Ties fail, some marginal staining in places, but a good copy w. ample margins).
estimate EUR 200
result EUR 220
First Italian translation of this history of Venice from 487 to 1513, edited a year before in Latin at Venice. - Adams, B-599.

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