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Coleccion De Laminas Que Representan Los Animales Y Monstruos Del Real Gabinete De Historia Natural De Madrid, Con Una Descripcion Individual De Cada Uno

First edition including the two volumes of this extremely rare work.Vol I frontispiece, title page, [4], 78 pgs and 35 plates. Vol II frontispiece, title page [2], 76 pgs, 36 plates. All the plates with original handcoloring.Title page of first volume with XIX century stamp from a private collection.paper with different watermarks but mostly Pro Patria / H Wolven. Original XVIII century spanish brown calf slightly rubbed. Internally in perfect condition. This rare work included different monstruous abominations like three-legged chicken,two headed cow,a hare with two bodies, calf with one eye. The illustrations for this work were based on specimens in the museums representing mammals,birds,reptiles and fish from different parts of the worl specially South America,China, south Africa and other parts of the world. Bru( 1740-99) was born at Valencia. he was appointed illustrator at the Royal cabinet of Madrid in 1777 where he was for 20 years.He was dedicated to drawing animals and mounting skeletons of different animals for exhibition. Bru is well known for being the first person to install the first skeleton of Megatherium discovered near Buenos Aires in 1788 and sent like a present to the King by the authorities. Ref: Brunet 65645 ( citing the banks copy extra illustrated with 101 plates) Palau 36258 In the Spanish CCPBE 8 copies of vol I and only 1 copy of vol 2. Worldcat records 6 copies ( only 1 in America)
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Flora Española o historia de las plantas que se crían en España. [Junto con:] Continuación de la Flora Española

Madrid, Joaquín Ibarra, 1762-1764 1784. 6 volúmenes. En 4º (27x21 cms I: (44), 402 pp., frontispicio, 11 láminas y 1 mapa plegado. -II: (16), 303 pp., 32 láminas. -III: (12), 436 pp., 79 láminas. -IV: (4), 471, (1) pp., 66 láminas. -V: (4), xxxii-538 pp., 11 láminas. -VI: (4), 667 pp., 12 láminas. 1 retrato de Fernando Selma sobre dibujo de Carnicero, 1 mapa plegado y 213 láminas grabadas al cobre por Lorenzo Marín. Encuadernación original en plena piel, lomera cuajada de dorados y tejuelos rojos. Algunas láminas de volúmenes 1 y 4 con ligeras manchas de humedad afectando a zona derecha del márgen.Tomos V y VI con 3 láminas con iguales manchas en zona exterior de margen. Texto y la mayoria de láminas en estado impecable en todos los volúmenes. Primera edición de la primera gran flora española escrita por un español, José Quer y Martínez (1695-1764) médico y botánico que viajó extensamente por España, Francia, Italia y el norte de África recopilando multitud de semillas y plantas vivas con las que estableció un Jardín Botánico en Madrid y más tarde, a instancias de Fernando VI, el Real Jardín Botánico que dirigió. En 1762 emprendió la publicación de su Flora española o historia de las plantas que se crían en España, con criterios cercanos a Pitton de Tournefort lo que le llevó a enfrentarse a Carlos Linneus.Quer publicó sólo 4 tomos de la obra y tras su muerte fue terminada por Casimiro Gómez Ortega, uno de sus sucesores. Palau describe su limitado interés científico al no aportar datos nuevos, pero sí tiene gran importancia como trabajo de recopilación, campo en el que hasta entones no había sido igualado. Hoy día es raro encontrar ejemplares completos con todas sus láminas.
Lepanto naval battle.Santa Liga 1570.preliminary files for King Philip II of Spain about the supplies

Lepanto naval battle.Santa Liga 1570.preliminary files for King Philip II of Spain about the supplies,armies,soldiers, galleys that will be necessary for the campaign against the Ottoman army including expenses and payments for galleys and soldiers.

Spanish Chancellery Important collection of original documents about the preliminary arrangements for the naval campaign that led to the naval battle of Lepanto in 1571. I manuscript. 12 leaves in spanish handwritting with the heading: " 8 Abril me la dio Clemente Diaz, oficial[.] Delgado Contents: salaries paid to the armies of Italy,Flandes,Germany and Spain. Salaries for the people of the galleys in Spain and Italy. Salaries paid to the spanish"Tercios" and italian infantry at Venice,Malta,Genoa and Saboya. Compañia de Lombardia,weapons, artillery,horses,arquebusiers,spanish and german infantry,german navy,spanish galleys salaries and food portions,Naples galleys,Sicily galleys. Jean Andrea Doria galleys: " De su magestad a Juan Andrea, sueldo de su persona y el mantenimiento de galeras". II manuscript. 8 leaves in spanish handwritting. Heading: " Relacion de lo que parecio al [.] que era[.]contra el turco. Folio 8v. "Lo que es menester para la Armada contra el Turco (what is necessary for the navy against the Turk). Transcription of paragraph fol 1r: "Su Mg[FelipeII] ha visto la relacion que se le embio de gente,navios y otras cosas q serian menester para hazer la Armada del año venidero[1571] contra el Turco, y de lo que costara. Transcription paragraph f.8r "Se provee la relacion de la parte de su majestad y se pueden haber y juntar para el tiempo necesario y a las naves que han de llegar,ya que la mitad de su Magestad sumaba demasiado. Corresponderia la mitad al rey Felipe II y la otra mitad a la Liga y se han de nombrar veedores." The document indicates number of people for each of the 200 galleys of the Armada,number of horses per galley. Philipp II orders that Flanders will provide 100 urcas(merchant ship) and confiscate ships along coasts of Spain and Italy. Supplies will be provided by Andalucia,Naples and Sicily. The documents mentions the quantity of food ( sponge cake)wine,wheat,beacon,cheese,oil,vinager,water ,etc. Thorough account of weapons, artillery powder,lead and instruments to repair the galleys and from where these are going to be provided( Vizcaya,Malaga,Germany). Historical context: After the landing at Cyprus in 1569,in march 1570 a messenger( Luis de Torres)sent by the Pope arrived to king Philip to get him joining to the proyect of Armada. Philipp II agreed and closed agreement with Venetians and started to organize supplies from different parts of his kingdoms so these documents are one part of these files that arrived to the king with updates about all the arrangements,costs, etc.he tried to reduce costs and the documents provides the king´s concerns about expenses and ability of Spain to support at least half of the Armada as it was at the end A full study in spanish can be provided. THE CONDITION OF THE MANUSCRIPTS IS WEAK BUT ARE DOCUMENTS OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE FOR THE HISTORY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA AND CONFRONTATION BETWEEN SPAIN,POPE AND THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE IN ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT NAVAL BATTLE IN THE WORLD´S HISTORY. THESE DOCUMENTS HAVE A SPANISH EXPORT LICENSE because others files are in institutional collections in Spain but it is extremely rare its appearance in the book market.
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World Map

Large scale double hemisphere World map dedicated to the Marquis of Pescara ,Cesare D´Avalos. Fine example of this world map considered nowadays exceedingly rare .Paolo Petrini was a cartographer active at Naples during the late XVII and early XVIII century of whom not much printed work has remained. The hemispheres are set aloft amidst a fine allegorical composition. The source for the Americas is the map by Coronelli published in the Atlante Veneto circa 1690. The Great lakes are well delineated. The Mississippi river has some level of distortion as its mouth is located far southwest of its true location. California is represented as a large island and the Pacific Northwest the coast curves inwards to include the strait of Anian. The South American shows some level of distortion with a widened form. In regard to the rest of the world, the source seems to be the world map by Nicolas de Fer published in 1694. Asia is well charted based on Dutch and Jesuit sources. Australia is said to be discovered in 1644 on the map ( Abel Tasman voyages) and Petrini delineates the coasts of western and southern Australia and part of Tasmania. The east coast of Australia remains uncharted. The allegory sorrounding the map includes images of Saturn,Jupiter,Mars,Venus,Mercury with zodiacal signs and mithological figures.Below are depictions of Trade,Industry,Science and Art. Not much is know of Petrini.He published his rare atlas: "Atlante Partenopeo"(1700-1718) and set of continents and world maps in large size.Few copies are tracked in the market in the last 30 years. Ref: Shirley 625( plate 429) ,Wagner 168