Margarita Philosophica Nova & Appendix
Strasbourg, Grüninger, May 31, 1512
(Smith, Rara arithmetica p 82 and Maggs, Science Catalogue, 1929, both the 1504 Strasbourg edition)
In quarto. In its original binding, contemporary limp vellum.
Titel in manuscript on spine
Text rubricated in red all through
2 engraved title pages
7 full page engraved chapter title pages (trivium and quadrivium)
One folding, woodcut map of the world, watermark bulls head
One folding table (music)
Abundant woodcut text engravings
Most initials and all woodcuts in straight, contemporary colour.
We have not found any other copy of this book in original colour, so it is extremely ...
Novus orbis regionum ad insularum...omnium catalogus
Basel, Hervagium. 1555
(Alden/Landis 555/42; Sabin 34104; Brunet IV, 132)
In folio (38x23 cm.).
Rebound in XVIII century full calf, raised band on the spine, engraved and gilt title.
In a box.
26 nn lvs including title page adorned with a copper plate engraving
678 pp (last blank)
Woodcut initials to each story.
A few woodcut illustrations in the text.
Latin edition of 23 books (texts) on the earliest voyages of discovery including Cadamosta (Cape Verde 1455; 1456); Columbus (1492; 1493) ; Pinzon; Vespuccis four voyages; Marco Polo; Michow (Poland); Peter ...
Premier livre de l Histoire de la Navigation
aux Indes Orientales par les Hollandois
Amsterdam, Corneille Nicolas. 1598
(Tiele Memoires no 113; Tiele Bibliographie 511)
In folio; contemporary limp vellum
53 (of 54) leaves
49 (of 50) maps and plates
Condition: missing leaf, G 2, in printed facsimile on contemporary paper. The missing plate is the Market of Bantam, probably designed for this Claeszoon edition and printed later as it is unnumbered (unlike the other leaves), carries no text whereas all other leaves with a plate do have text. Pieter Tiele, the first bibliographer of these journals of Dutch voyages, had never seen a copy of the book were the plate WAS included so it is fair to say that ...