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Reizen ove...
Bruin, C., De [De Bruyn or Bruijn]
Reizen over Moskovie, door Persie en Indie: verrykt met driehondert kunstplaten, vertoonende de beroemste lantschappen en steden, ook de byzondere dragten, beesten, gewassen en planten, die door gevonden worden: voor al derzelver oudheden, en wel voornamentlyk heel uitvoerig, die van het heerlijke en van oudts de geheele werrelt door befaemde hof van Persepolis, by den Persianen Tchilminar genaemt. Alles door den Autheur zelf met groote naeukeurigheit na 't leven afgetekent, en nooit voor dezen in 't ligt gebragt.
Amsterdam, R. and G. Wetstein, J. Oosterwyk and H. van de Gaete, 1714. Folio (33.3 x 21.1 cm). Allegorical frontispiece (by Picart, dated 1711), title page (in red and black); engraved portrait of de Bruyn (by G. Kneller), [vi], 472, [xii] pp.; 260 numbered engraved plates (many double, folded), two large maps, and 34 large text engravings, not numbered, including portraits, views, etc. Contemporary blind ruled and embossed vellum. Spine with six raised bands, title written in ink, in a neat contemporary hand.
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€8,000.00
One of the most richly illustrated voyages through Russia
The presen...
Kolben, P. [Kolb, Kolbe]
The present state of the Cape of Good Hope. Vol. I. Containing, a particular account of the several nations of the Hottentots: their religion, government, laws, customs, ceremonies, and opinions; their art of war, professions, language, genius, etc. Together with a short account of the Dutch settlement at the Cape. [AND] Vol. II. Containing the natural history of the Cape; or a particular description of all the sorts of animals and vegetables in that neighbourhood; as of beasts, birds, insects, sea- and river-fish; trees, shrubs, plants, herbs, roots and flowers. Likewise an account of the mineral productions, and of the sea-, river-, and spring-waters there. Together with some observations on the Cape-winds and air.
London, W. Innys [and R. Mandy], 1731, 1738. Two parts in two. 8vo (19.2 x 12.0 cm). 765 pp. [xvii, (ii), 364; (xiv), 368]; two engraved frontispieces - one to each volume - being one portrait of Kolbe[n] and one view of Table Mountain, and, in Part I: four unnumbered plates (one folded), 13 plates numbered I-XI, XIII-XIV (one folded); in Part II: folded engraved map (of the Cape region), unnumbered engraved map (of Table Bay), ditto view (of the Cape), plates I-IX (for a total of 33 plates and maps). Uniform contemporary full calf. Boards with gilt-lined borders, spines with five raised bands, each bordered by gilt lines. Gilt numbers on spine. Edges speckled red.
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€950.00
With more plates than usually recorded
Malerische...
Poeppig, E. [F.]
Malerischer Atlas und beschreibende Darstellungen aus dem Gebiete der Erdkunde.
Leipzig, Hartleben, 1838. 8vo (22.5 x 14.3 cm). vi, 304, iv pp.; 18 engraved, tissue guarded plates. Contemporary full blind stamped cloth. Spine with gilt ornaments and title. Speckled edges.
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€260.00
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