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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., and 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
Révolution...
Chenier, L. de
Révolutions de l'Empire Ottoman, et observations sur ses progrès, sur ses revers, & sur l'état présent de cet Empire,
Paris, l'auteur [AND] Bailly, 1789. 8vo (21.2 x 14.0 cm). xl, 388 pp. Original blind wrappers. Hand written paper label on the spine.
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€975.00
A very rare work on the rise and - temporary - fall of the Ottoman Empire
The princi...
Hakluyt, R.
The principal navigations, voyages, traffiques and discoveries of the English Nation. Made by sea or over-land to the remote and farthest distant quarters of the earth at any time within the compasse of these 1600 yeeres.
Glasgow, J. Maclehose, 1903-1905. 12 volumes in 12. Large 8vo (22.0 x 14.5 cm). Text; 11 engraved frontispieces, 24 portraits, 32 large maps and plans, 20 maritime views of ships at sea, nine sailing charts, three folded plates of naval documents, a total of 99 plates and maps. Beautiful original half vellum, elaborate gilt spines, with blue gilt-stamped cloth covers, gilt top edge.
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€3,000.00
Rare limited edition set: only one hundred copies printed
Histoire d...
Lafitau, J. F.
Histoire des découvertes et conquestes des Portugais dans le nouveau monde.
Paris, Saugrain & Coignard, 1733. Two parts in two. 4to (29.6 x 25.7 cm). [iv], xxiv, 616 pp.; [xxiv] 693, [xliv] pp. With an engraved frontispiece, one text-vignette, 14 engraved plates and views (of which one larger, folding), and a fine, large, multi-folded map of the world. Uniform contemporary full calf, spines with raised bands and extensive gilt floral patterns; rich gilt red morocco labels with titles. Marbled endpapers. Edges speckled red.
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€3,000.00
A classic, well-illustrated work on the Portuguese conquests in Asia and Africa
Herrn von...
Lesseps, [J. B. B.] de
Herrn von Lesseps Gefährten des Grafen de la Perouse Reise durch Kamtschatka und Sibirien nach Frankreich. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt. Mit Anmerkungen von Johann Reinhold Forster.
Berlin, Voss, 1791. 8vo (22.4 x 14.5 cm). xxviii, 302 [303-544] pp., two engraved, folded maps, one folded table. Original blind boards.
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€1,200.00
An excellent, complete copy of a rare work
Malerische...
Mayr, H. von
Malerische Ansichten aus dem Orient, gesammelt auf der Reise Sr. Hoheit des Herrn Herzogs Maximilian in Bayern nach Nubien, Aegypten, Palaestina, Syrien und Malta im Jahre MDCCCXXXVIII [1838] und Herausgegeben von Heinrich v. Mayr. / Vues pittoresques de l'orient recueilles dans le voyage de S. A. Monseigneur le Duc Maximilien de Bavière en Nubie, en Egypte, en Palestine, en Syrie et à Malta en MDCCCXXXVIII et publiées par Henri de Mayr.
München, Heinrich von Mayr, 1839-1840. Oblong elephant folio (39.4 x 51.7 cm). Ten instalments, each of six finely lithographed and hand-coloured plates with one explanatory text leaf, for a total of 60 plates, and a hand-coloured lithographed pictorial title and dedication page; in ten uniform hand-coloured pictorial wrappers.
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€18,000.00
A fine, complete hand-coloured copy of the illustrations of Maximilian of Bavaria's travels to the Holy Land and the Middle East
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
Not in Sabin
Histoire g...
[Prévost d'Exiles, A. F.]
Histoire générale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection des toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont été publiées jusq'à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les nations connus: ... Tome dix-septième. Histoire générale des voyages, depuis le commencement du XVme siècle, dix-septième partie. Livre septième. Vies des gouverneurs généraux, avec l'abregé de l'histoire des etablissemens Hollandois aux Indes Orientales [AND] Histoire naturelle des Indes Orientales.
La Haye [Den Haag, The Hague], Pierre de Hondt, 1763. 4to (25.1 x 20.4 cm). [ii], 266, 300, 48 pp. 56 plates (of fish, etc.). Contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spine with five raised bands. Gilt title.
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€1,200.00
Includes many fine plates after from Valentijn [Valentyn] and the famous and rare Hortus Malabaricus
Voyage au...
Sparrman, A.
Voyage au Cap de Bonne-Espérance, et autour du monde avec le capitaine Cook et principalement dans les pays des Hottentots et des Caffres. Avec cartes, figures et planches en taille douce. Traduit par M. Le Tourneur.
Paris, Buisson, 1787. Three volumes in three. 8vo (19.3 x 12.2 cm). 1,155 [xxxii, 390; 367; 366] pp.; double-sized frontispiece, 15 [2; 7; 6] copper-engraved plates and one large, folded engraved map. Contemporary uniform full polished calf. Boards with gilt pattered borders and gilt dentelles. Spine with gilt floral vignettes and green morocco labels with gilt titles. Marbled endpapers.
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€500.00
First French 8vo edition by Sparrman, who sailed round the world with Captain Cook. Most is devoted to South Africa
La Nature....
Tissandier, G. (ed.)
La Nature. Revue des sciences et de leurs applications aux arts et à l'industrie. Journal hebdomadaire illustré.
Paris, G. Masson, 1873-1899. 27 volumes in 27. 4to (28.4 x 19.0 cm). Numerous pages and illustrations. Uniform contemporary red half morocco over marbled boards. Gilt borders. Spines with five raised bands. Gilt ornamental compartments and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Speckled edges.
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€1,800.00
A beautiful set of the leading 19th century French popular natural history magazine
Travelling...
Travelling writer's kit
Travelling writer's kit with stationery and miniature globe.
Paris, ca. 1915-1925. Portable red cardboard box (28.0 x 16.9 x 14.3 cm) embossed with maroon reptile-skin patterned paper with gilt title "Papeterie" and vignette, and simple brass lock. Inside covered with decorative green-with-black-cobweb patterned paper.
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€750.00
An unusually well-preserved portable Parisian writing kit, with a fine miniature globe