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["JAM" (R. de Bouillé, Comte)]
[Original watercolour sketches of French landscapes]
[France], no place, no publisher, ca. 1863-1890. 13 oblong sheets (22.3 x 29.2 cm), all with fine watercolour paintings, either full-sized, or smaller, in a drawn rectangular frame. And one drawing on slightly smaller paper, more sketchy, in pencil.
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"Cote d'Azur" in 1890 - fine watercolours
Mont Blanc...
[Aerial photos]
Mont Blanc and Chamonix in 1939.
Paris, Institut Géographique National, 1939. 64 original oblong aerial photos (each 13.0 x 18.0 cm).
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Higher than Mont Blanc: rare set of aerial photos from the Alps
[Aerial photos]
Lagrave-Chorges, 1952.
Paris, Institut Géographique National, 1952. 36 original large, square aerial photos (each 19.0 x 19.0 cm). In a matching envelope from the publisher.
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Alpine mountains, glaciers, lakes, in great detail
Allemann, F.
Geologische Karte Fürstentum Liechtenstein.
[Vaduz], Regierung des Fürstentums Liechtenstein, 1953. Large (67 x 102 cm), folded map, consisting of 25 rectangular sheets in full colour, mounted on linen. Handwritten and stamped label on the front-facing part of the linen map verso.
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The rare, very detailed geological and geographical map of Liechtenstein
Arnold, F.
Halenza's neuestes Rhein-Panorama von Mainz bis Cöln. Einziges, durch die Berliner und Frankfurter Künstler gefässtes Urtheil, anerkanntes Kustwerk. Panorama du Rhin depuis Mayence jusq'à Cologne. Panorama of the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne.
Mainz, J. Halenza, [1880]. Two parts in two. 8vo (text: 26.4 x 16.2 cm). Title page, 24 pp. (in English). Panorama: One folding lithographed view by F. Foltz (27 x 230 cm). Contained in original printed boards with the German title on one board, and the French/English titles on the other.
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A fine Rhine panorama with the rare English text
View of th...
Belanger, L. and P. Vanlerberghe and S. Malgo
View of the torrent of the Lutschinen, and of the glaciers where it takes its source – Vue du torrent de la Lutschinen en Suisse, et des glaciers ou il prend sa source.
London, G. & W. Nicoll, 1800. Broadsheet (71.0 x 56.0 cm). Aquatint, finished by hand.
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Magnificent early view on the Lutchinen waterfalls
Les observ...
Belon, P.
Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estranges, redigées en trois liures. Reueuz de nouveau & augmentez de figures. Le catalogue contenant le plus notables choses, est en la page fuyuante.
Paris, H. de Marnef & G. Cavellat, 1588. 4to (22.1 x 15.4 cm). [xiv], 468, 1l pp. 18th-century full tree calf. Spine with five raised bands, compartments rich gilt with floral patterns. Red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. All edges red.
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Most richly illustrated edition of this influential work on the history, geography, and natural history of the Near and Middle East
Les observ...
Belon, P.
Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estranges, redigées en trois liures. Reueuz de nouveau & augmentez de figures. Le catalogue contenant le plus notables choses, est en la page fuyuante.
Anvers [Antwerpen, Antwerp], Christofle Plantin, 1555. Small, thick 8vo (14.3 x 9.4 x 4.5 cm). [lxxvi], 375 numbered leaves [= 749 pp.], one printed leaf with the privilege; one larger, folded map/view. Later vellum. Spine with black printed title.
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The most influential work on the history, geography and natural history of the Near and Middle East
Dr. Heinri...
Berghaus, H.
Dr. Heinrich Berghaus' Physikalischer Hand-Atlas oder Sammlung von Karten, auf denen die hauptsächlichsten Erscheinungen der anorganischen und organischen Natur nach Ihrer geographischen Verbreitung und Vertheilung bildlich dargestellt sind. Abtheilung I-VIII. [Complete].
Gotha, Justus Perthes, 1849-1851. Eight volumes in six. Folio (36.8 x 24.5 cm). Each volume with two title pages (to the series, and to the work), text; 94 ‘plates’ overall [I: 15; II: 16; III: 15; IV: 5; V: 8; VI: 12; VII: 4; VIII: 19]. These are often double-sized and in full colour, usually with many maps, graphs, profiles, views, and other illustrations on one ‘plate’; the total number of separate figures may exceed one thousand. Original uniform half cloth over pictorial boards. Gilt title on the spine. Paste-downs with printed text. Edges marbled.
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The 'missing evidence' for Humboldt's "Cosmos"
Atlas hist...
Chatelain, H. A.
Atlas historique, ou nouvelle introduction a l'histoire, à la chronologie & à la geographie ancienne & moderne; Représentée dans de nouvelles cartes, où l'on remarque l'etablissement des etats & empires du Monde, leur durée, leur chûte, & leurs differens gouvernemens; la chronologie des consuls Romains, des papes, des empereurs, des rois & des princes, &c. qui ont été depuis le commencement du Monde, jusq'à présent: et la génealogie des Maisons souveraines de l'Europe. Par Mr. C. *** Avec des dissertations sur l'histoire de chaque Etat. Par Mr. Gueudeville. Tome II. Premiere partie. Qui comprend l'Allemagne, la Prusse, la Hongrie, & la Boheme.
Amsterdam, l'Honoré & Châtelain, 1718. Folio (44.2 x 28.1 cm). Engraved frontispiece by Romeyn de Hoog(h)e; title page in black and red; xii, 90 pp., 45 "tables" [numbered 1-41, 2A, 2B, 2C, 40 1/2 (sic)], which include 37 large, multi-folded maps and/or genealogical representations; and eight multiple paged texts. Contemporary full mottled calf. Spine with seven raised bands, compartments rich gilt with floral patterns and spheres, and one morocco label with gilt title; boards with large gilt, embossed vignette showing Atlas carrying a sphere surrounded by a Louis XIV floral pattern, and two intricate gilt borders; one with spheres at each corner; gilt dentelles. All edges gilt.
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A fine, nicely bound copy of Chatelain's historical atlas of Germany and adjacent regions
Clairaut, J. B., a.o.
Miscellanea Berolinensia ad incrementum scientiarum ex scriptis Societati Regiae Scientiarum exhibitis. Edita, continuatio III, sive Tomus IV. Cum figuris et indice materiarum.
Berolini, Johann Andreas Rüdiger, 1734. Small 4to (20.5 x 16.0 cm). vi, 405 pp.; 11 mostly folded engraved plates. Contemporary full mottled calf. Spine with five raised, gilt-ornamented bands; compartments rich gilt, red morocco label with gilt title. Edges speckled red.
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A fine collection of astronomical, geographical, mathematical and other researches
Essai sur...
Cuvier, G. and A. [T.] Brongniart
Essai sur la géographie minéralogique des environs de Paris. Proof copy of the introductions, with corrections by Brogniart.
Paris, Institut Impériale de France, [1809 or 1810]. 4to (25.0 x 20.0 cm). 33 pp. Not bound. In a 20th century blue hardcover paper drop-box (26.8 x 22.0 cm) with printed label on the top board.
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A unique proof printing with several corrections by Brongniart.