Eersster Theil Americae. // Beschreibung dear Neuwen Strasse in // die Sudsee/ so von Willhelm Schouten erfunden // worden. [Tierra del Fuogo]Johann Theodor de Bry (1528-1598) Map of the Magellan Strait by Theodor de Bry (1528-1598).With German text, verso blank.Theodor de Bry (also Theodorus de Bry) was an engraver, goldsmith, editor and publisher, famous for his depictions of early European expeditions to the Americas. He created a large number of engraved illustrations for his books. Most of his books were based on first-hand observations by explorers., Size : 167x200 (mm), 6.57x7.87 (Inches), Hand Colored
[LIBER CHRONICARUM]. Registrum huius operis libri cronicarum cu[m] figuris et ymagibus ab initio mu[n]di.SCHEDEL, Hartmann. Edition : First Edition in Latin., 17th century full calf over wooden boards, rebacked in style, spine with seven raised bands, gilt roulette on the boards with spandrels in the corners, blind-stamped fillets with gilt spandrels in the corners and central gilt design. Boards stamped in gilt with the name of a previous owner, Pierre de Hacqueville (Contemporary binding or slightly later)., Nuremberg, Antoine Koberger pour Sebald Schreyer and Sebastien Kamermaister, This chronicle represents the history of the world illustrated and divided into seven ages, from creation to 1490, the Last Judgement being the seventh age. Published in 1493 by Anton Koberger, one of the great printers of the time, the Nuremberg Chronicle is the work of the German humanist and physician from Nuremberg Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514), who drew his historical and geographical sources from his extensive library, one of the largest book collections of the 15th century. Among the designers and engravers of the woodcuts were the famous Michael Wolgemut (1434-1519), master of Albrecht Dürer, and his son-in-law Wilhelm Pleydenwurff (1460 ? -1494).The chronicle contains 1,800 figures from 645 different woodcuts, spread over most of the folios, some of them very large, with various motifs, including numerous biblical scenes, representations of cities or groups of monuments, figurative genealogical tables, etc. « One of the most extraordinary works ever produced » (The World encompassed)Provenance: illegible handwritten bookplate on title page. "Pierre de Hacqueville" (on the boards) Pierre de Hacqueville, King's Councillor, Corrector of the Chambre des Comptes, - Pierre de Hacqueville, Lord of Pomponne, Grand Master of the Waters & Forests of Brittany, late 16th-early 17th century ., Size : Folio (45 x 31 cm), The most lavishly illustrated incunabulum known as the "Nuremberg Chronicle"., (20) ff., I-CCLVIIII, CCLXII-CCLXVI, (5) ff.n.ch., CCLXVII-[CCC] 17th century calf, rebacked in style, Blank leaves CCLX and CCLXI missing. The 5 unnumbered leaves "De Sarmacia regione" are bound between ff. CCLXVI and CCLXVII but without the unnumbered blank leaf. Handwritten inscriptions in ink on the title - handwritten annotations to some ff., some ff. restored, some light spotting and staining, last map restored. Generally very good.
Don Genaro Perez de Villa-Amil (Jenaro Perez Villaamil) Mottled half calf in contemporary style with gilt decoration on spine and mounted label with title on front boards. , A significant work of its time that served to publicize Spain?s architectural legacy. The dazzling lithographs, based on initial drawings by renowned Galician painter Jenaro Pérez Villaamil, are a high example of the form. Villaamil, born in 1807 in Ferrol, was a key painter in the Spanish Romantic movement. Over the course of his life, his art would earn significant acclaim, eventually securing him the very first professorial position of landscape painting with the Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. Not only did he provide most of the drawings for Espana?s lithographs, but he was also its artistic director and promoter. Villaamil died in Madrid in 1854. He is celebrated today as one of Spain?s finest landscape painters., Size : Large Folio (545 x 395mm), Three parts in 3 volumes. Complete with 144 lithographs. Fine series of lithographic views, showing cities, churches, markets, castles, ports, landscapes and other sights of Spain. The only edition. With 144 tinted lithograph plates after G. Perez de Villa-Amal. With parallel text in Spanish and French by P. de Escosura. , Volume : 3 volumes. , References : LITERATUR: Palau 222729 (mit Tafelverzeichnis). - Lipperheide Jc 27. - Hiler S. 285 (unter Escosura). - Thieme/B. XXVI, 407. - Brunet II, 1057. A very clean and well-preserved copy, the views printed on strong paper.
R.Caton Woodville (1856-1927) Richard Caton Woodville (1856-1927), born in London; he was the most prolific battle artist of the nineteenth and early twentieth century in Britain, producing countless oil paintings and drawings.Jameson's Last Stand, Battle of Doornkop 2nd January 1896 by Richard Caton WoodvilleIn 1895, Leander Starr Jameson assembled a private army outside the Transvaal with the aim of invading and overthrowing the Boer government. The idea had been to encourage civil unrest among foreign workers (Uitlanders), and use the outbreak of open revolt as an excuse to invade and take over the territory. But Jameson grew impatient and so launched the Jameson Raid on 29th December 1895, and managed to push within twenty miles of Johannesburg before superior Boer forces compelled him and his men to surrender at Doornkop on the 2nd of Janaury 1896., Image Size : 511x828 (mm), 20.12x32.60 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 646x933 (mm), 25.43x36.73 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring, Photogravure
Asia, the First Part being an Accurate Description of Persia, and the Several Provinces thereof. The Vast Empire of the Great Mogol, and other Parts of India: and their Kingdoms and Regions?John Ogilby Edition : First Edition., 18th century brown speckled paper boards, rebacked in brown calf preserving 18th century spine. Spine with 6 slightly-raised bands, gilt lettering on morocco label in second compartment. , Large Folio (415 x 265 mm). John Ogilby (1600 ? 1676) was a Scottish translator, impresario, printer, and cartographer. Ogilby took on an ambitious project in writing a multi-volume description of the world, the third of which would be on Asia. Ogilby?s Asia volume is largely a translation of Olfert Dapper?s Asia; Oder, Genaue, Und Grundliche Beschreibung Des Gantzen Syrien Und Palestins, Oder Belobten Landes?, published a year earlier. Ogilby?s volume ?covers all of Asia, excluding China and Japan. It contains accounts of the Persian Empire, a discourse on oriental languages and the practice of suttee,? the Hindu custom of a wife immolating herself either on the funeral pyre of her dead husband or in some other fashion soon after his death., Size : Large Folio, A very good example of Ogilby?s prolific account of Asia. 34 plates, of which 16 are double-page and 1 folding; in addition to 30 in-text vignettes. With 5 maps, including ?A Generall Mapp of Asia,? coloured. Lacking ?General Description of Asia? text. Title in red and black, text printed in two columns, inhabited initials. Some errors in pagination, but text continuous: follows 1-8, 8?; 55 misnumbered as 57; 90 as 82; 95 as 87. , References : Brunet IV, 174; Cox I, 275; DNB, XIV, pp. 908-911; ESTC R32245; Ghani p. 285; Wilson p. 161; Wing O166. , P. Blank. Frontispiece. Title in black and red. Blank. Dedication. Blank. Plate index. Blank. Double-page map. P. 1-253. Blank. Table (15). Blank. Folding map. Some leaves with light edgewear, tears, most repaired. Interior is clean and crisp.
Samuel Summer Original ornate binding of ivory-like onlays and metalwork over cloth-covered boards. Upper with ivory-like pieces carved with floral designs fixed to metal panel alongside brass-like metal belt cut with floral pattern, featuring brass centerpiece of Ten Commandments fixed to gilt-decorated purple paper. Boards edged in brass piping, with matching clasp. Gilt-patterned pasted and free endpapers. All edges gilt. , Text in Hebrew and English. A very good example. Titles in English and Hebrew. (Right to left.) Blank. Hebrew title. English title. Blank. Pp. 1-100 (Evening Service). Pp. 1-20 [Hebrew text]. Pp. 1-60 (Morning Service). Pp. 1-492 (Morning Service, cont. and Mussaph Service. [Pp. 145-149, 154-155, 168-171, 322-334, 347-348, 412-416, 420-427, 432 unpag.; 176 mispag. as 17; 271 as 171; 309 as 930.], Size : 8vo.(185 x 120 mm) Brass piping detaching in places, slight chips to spine head and tail, slight fraying of joints. Some toning to interior, else clean and crisp.
Jean de la Bruyere Full original blind-stamped morocco boards in compartmentalized design with central radiating motif. Spine with 4 raised bands, blind-tooled compartments and design matching boards, gilt lettering. Marbled pasted and free endpapers. Top edges gilt. Front and bottom edges deckled. , Limited edition 98/550.Text in French.Jean de la Bruyere (1645 ? 1696) was a French philosopher and moralist, noted for his satire. , Size : Quarto (285 x 200 mm), A fine example of this translation of Theoprastus, the Greek philosopher and successor to Aristotle. With 19 plates of woodcuts after Georges Bruyer, and many other vignettes and in-text illustrations. Bottom edges of leaves blind-stamped with publisher?s name. With Rene Kieffer?s label fixed to verso of front free endpaper and publication ticket-strip, dated, guarded at back. , P. Blank (6). Pictorial title. Blank (3). Half title. Blank. Justification du Tirage. Blank. Title. Blank. P. 1-333. Blank. Colophon. Blank (4). Leaf with black pictorial stamp. Publisher?s ticket. Blank (6).
Nouvel Atlas de la Chine, de la Tartarie Chinoise, et du Thibet: contenant Les Cartes generales & particulieres de ces Pays, ainsi que la Carte du Royaume de Coree?Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d?Anville Contemporary mottled brown paper boards, expertly rebacked in mottled calf, saving the original spine. Spine with 7 raised bands, title lettered in gilt on red morocco label in 2nd compartment, remaining compartments elaborately decorated in gilt. Marbled pasted and free endpapers. All edges speckled blue. , Large Folio (530 x 380 mm). Text in French.Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (1697 ? 1782) was a celebrated French geographer and cartographer. d'Anville practiced mapmaking from a young age, producing over 200 maps during his lifetime and eventually becoming cartographer to the king of France. As a mapmaker, d?Anville was unique in the fact that he created his maps largely based off original research; in contrast to the practises of his predecessors, d'Anville left unknown areas blank and noted doubtful information as such. His maps remained the reference point in cartography throughout the 19th century and were used by numerous explorers and travellers. The present example was produced to accompany J.B. Du Halde's Description Geographique, Historique, Chronologique, Politique, et Physique de l'Empire de la Chine, first published two years earlier in 1735.PLATES1. (F): Carte La Plus Generale et qui comprend La Chine, La Tartarie Chinoise, et le Thibet 2. (F): Carte Generale de la Chine Dressee sur les Cartes Particulieres que l?Empereur Cang-Hi?.3. (s): Province de Pe-Tche-Li4. (s): Province de Kiang-Nan5. (s): Province de Kiang-Si6. (s): Province de Fo-Kien7. (s): Province de Tche Kiang 8. (DP): Province de Hou-Quang9. (s): Province de Ho-Nan10. (s): Province de Chan-Tong11. (s): Province de Chan-Si12. (DP): Province de Chen-Si13. (DP): Province de Se-Tchuen14. (DP): Province de Quang-Tong15. (s): Province de Quang-Si16. (DP): Province d?Yun-Nan17. (s): Province de Koei-Tcheou18. (F): Carte Generale de La Tartarie Chinoise 19. (s): Golfe de Leao-Tong20. (s): IIe Feuille Particuliere de la Tartarie Chinoise21. (s): IIIe Feuille Particuliere de la Tartarie Chinoise 22. (s): IVe Feuille Particuliere de la Tartarie Chinoise23. (s): Ve Feuille Particuliere de la Tartarie Chinoise24. (s): VIe Feuille Particuliere de la Tartarie Chinoise25. (s): VIIe Feuille Particuliere de la Tartarie Chinoise26. (s): VIIIe Feuille Particuliere de la Tartarie Chinoise27. (s): IXe Feuille Particuliere de la Tartarie Chinoise28. (DP): Xe Feuille Particuliere de la Tartarie Chinoise29. (s): Onzieme Feuille Particuliere de la Tartarie Chinoise30. (s): XIIe Feuille Particuliere de la Tartarie Chinoise31. (DP): Royaume de Coree32. (DP): Carte Generale du Thibet ou Bout-Tan33. (s): Ie Feuille Comprise dans la Carte Generale du Thibet 34. (s): IIe Feuille Comprise dans la Carte Generale du Thibet35. (s): IIIe Feuille Comprise dans la Carte Generale du Thibet36. (s): IVe Feuille Comprise dans la Carte Generale du Thibet37. (s): Ve Feuille qui est proprement la premiere du Thibet38. (s): VIe Feuille qui est la Seconde du Thibet 39. (s): VIIe Feuille qui est proprement la troisieme du Thibet 40. (s): VIIIe Feuille qui est proprement la quatrieme du Thibet41. (s): IXe et Derniere Feuille de Celles qui sont Comprises dans la Carte generale du Thibet et ou se Trouve Latac42. (DP): Carte des Pays traverses par le Cap.ne Beerings , Size : Large Folio , A very good example of d?Anville?s renown plate atlas, recognized as one of the most significant works that helped reshape European understanding of Chinese geography. Complete with 42 plates, 12 of which are double-page or folding. Including the map of Korea, one of the earliest European maps of the country. Title in red and black. , P. Blank (2). Title. Blank. Avertissement (2). P. 5-12. 42 plates. Blank (2). Margin of first 5 leaves repaired not affecting the text, recto of lower free endpaper with period handwritten label (possibly reading ?Atlas general?) mounted near top, else clean and crisp.
United States Geological Survey: Atlas to Accompany the Tertiary History of the Grand Canon DistrictClarence E. Dutton; William H. Holmes [illustrator]; Thomas Moran [illustrator] Edition : First Edition., Original brown cloth boards backed in black cloth leatherette, rebacked. Upper lettered in gilt. Silver lettering on spine. Beige pasted and free endpapers., Atlas volume only.Lithographed by Julius Bien & Co. (New York). Large Folio (505 x 445 mm). Clarence Edward Dutton (1841 ? 1912) was an American geologist and US Army officer who began working as a geologist in 1875 under the direction of John Wesley Powell of the US Geological Survey (USGS) department. Working chiefly in the Colorado Plateau region, Dutton wrote on several subjects, including geological studies of the high plateaus of Utah (1879?80), the earthquake in Charleston of South Carolina in 1886, and the present monograph of the Grand Canyon district (1882), which was the USGS?s first publication (from US Capitol visitor centre website)., Size : Large Folio, A very good example of this definitive work on the Grand Canyon, complete with 23 sheets, including 22 double-page colour-tinted lithograph plates drawn by William H. Holmes and one by Thomas Moran. Including maps, panoramas, and vistas of the Grand Canyon and vicinity, some with two views to a page, some extra-large maps in three or four parts illustrated across as many sheets. This example includes Moran?s highly-sought view of the Kaibab Division Transept (sheet XVIII) and Holmes? triptych panoramic view of the Canyon from Point Sublime (sheets XV, XVI, and XVII), described as a ?masterpiece of American scientific illustration.? Includes plate sheet index with explanatory notes and details. , Blank (2). Title. Blank. List of Atlas Sheets. Blank. 23 plates. Blank (2). Corners bumped, occasional marks to boards, light dampstain to bottom of upper. Interior generally clean and crisp.
Bryan Porter Charming map showing Toronto Island circa 1933.The map includes pictorial vignettes of some historical highlights. Map sources: Toronto Harbour Commission Archives, Toronto Island Archives, Ontario Archives, City of Toronto Archives, and S.Gibson's "More Than an Island". , Size : 395x515 (mm), 15.55x20.28 (Inches), Hand Colored
Charlotte FK Charlotte Firbank-King is best known for the Ethnic Map of Southern Africa. Drawings and sketches and written detail depicting indigenous people, animals, fish, birds & flora., Size : 603x639 (mm), 23.74x25.16 (Inches), Printed in Color Very Good, backed on acid free board
Carte Reduite D’une Partie Des Costes Occidentales Et Meridionales De L’Afrique.Vue Du Cap De Bonne Esperance.J. N. Bellin (1703-1772) Map showing west part of South Africa, also has View of Cape of Good Hope., Size : 922x580 (mm), 36.30x22.83 (Inches), Hand Colored
Johann Baptist Homann Detailed map of Ireland, with two large and decorative cartouches. Johann Baptist Homann (20 March 1664 ? 1 July 1724) was a German geographer and cartographer, He founded his own publishing house in 1702. Homann died in Nuremberg in 1724. He was succeeded by his son Johann Christoph (1703?1730). The company carried on upon his death as Homann heirs company., Size : 585x493 (mm), 23.03x19.41 (Inches), Hand Colored
John H. Littlefield Portrait of President Abraham Lincoln.Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 ? April 15, 1865) was an American lawyer, politician, and statesman who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the Union through the American Civil War to defend the nation as a constitutional union and succeeded in abolishing slavery, bolstering the federal government, and modernizing the U.S. economy., Image Size : 752x581 (mm), 29.61x22.87 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : , Hand Colored, Engraving Very Good, a tear on upper margin is restored