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MERCVRIO GEOGRAFICO // OVERO // GVIDA GEOGRAFICA // IN TVTTE LE PARTI DEL MONDO // CONFORME LE TAVOLE GEOGRAFICHE DEL SANSONE BAVDRAND E CANTELLI // Data in luce con direttione, e cura di Gio. Giacomo de Rossi nella sua Stamperia // in Roma alla Pace, all’Insegna di Parigi con Priu: del S. Pont. // Bound with Teatro della Guerra Contro Il Turco. dove sono le piante, e le vedute delle principali città, e fortezze dell Ungaria, Morea, e daltre provincie, con glassedii, e conquiste fatte dallarmi cristiane sotto il felice pontificto di nostro signore papa Innocenzo XI Dato in luce da Gio: Giacomo de Rossi in Roma alla Pace Con Privil. De Som. Pont. Ianno 1687

Rossi, Giovanni Giacomo de (1627?1691): Edition : First Editions. , 18th century half vellum with marbled boards; spine flat with gilt lettered title on burgundy morocco label; pasted and free endpapers renewed; edges uncut. , Rare works ? first edition world atlas of de Rossi plus maps of de Rossi depicting engravings on battles lost by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed IV in Austria, Hungary, Greece, and the Mediterranean Sea ? the latter witnessed and documented by Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi himself, Italian engraver and printer, active in Rome during the second half of the 17th century. ?The atlas Mercurio Geografico was developed over a number of years, as can be seen by the dates on most of the maps. Rossi?s atlases were later expanded into two volumes with the second title page dated 1692 and may include over 150 maps. Many of the earlier maps were engraved by Giorgio Widman and Franceso Donia, followed by Vincenzo Mariotti and Antonio Barbey. Giovanni de Rossi died in 1691 and the later editions were published by his heir, Domenico de Rossi.? For the second work, WorldCat gives three (3) locations only: at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, and Brown University; note that there are discrepancies between these copies. , Size : Folio (459 x 330mm). , Illustrated with 181 views and maps listed in Shirley II; it appears that all are first edition published for the first time; , Printed name of ?Etelka Gerster? on upper margin of illustrated title. , References : Shirley R., BL II: T-ROSS-1a,b, d & 2a. Few plates marginally browned; otherwise overall a very good, handsome example with plates generally clean.
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Invar-i-Suheyli (Anwar Soheili or Kalileh and Damien Kashefi : A book on the ethics, education and judgment.)

Hussein Ali Vaez Kashefi contemporary full dark brown morocco overboards, rebacked expertly saving the original spine, flat spine, upper and lower boards with blind ruling, pages with rounded corners. , Anwar Soheili is a rewritten of Kaliyeh and Demna by Hussein Vaez Kashefi . A few centuries after the Persian translation of Kalileh and Demnae by Abu al-Ma'ali Nasrallah al-Manashi (6th century AH), This book has been rewritten in fourteen chapters by the order of Amir Nazar al-Din Sheikh Ahmed Soheili and has been dedicated to him. The purpose of the rewriting was to update the difficult language of Kalileh and Demena into simpler Persian. Anwar Soheili was the most famous translation of Kelley and Demena into Persian among the Persian speakers of India and one of the most famous Persian prose books in that land. Prose and style of Edward Brown had strongly criticized it, On the other hand, Christian van Rombecke, a professor of Persian and Arabic at the University of Cambridge , points to all sorts of metaphors used in Kashfari prose, seeing it at a height of beauty and eloquence, and criticizing the wrongdoers and critics for having read the wrong approach. Charges "masterpiece". According to Abbasi, literary styles should be examined in their place and time and says that this book was one of the best Persian prose works in India from the time it was written until almost four centuries later and is still one of the prominent Persian works in that land. According to Abbas Amanat, before the 20th century, Anwar Soheil was the second most popular prose in Persian language after Golestan Saadi.Some of its famous publications include: Selected Soheil Anwar, London, 1821; Soheil Antar Selection, London, 1827; Soheil Anatomy, edited by Kyle Neil Polz Ozley, Hartford, 1851., Size : Quarto, Text in Persian.Persian book on morality and literature based on the work of Kelîle and Dimne., 330 leaves, 19 lines on each page. A few leaves in the beginning and at the end of the book expertly reinforced, otherwise in near fine condition.