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Reisch, G.
Reisch, G.
Reisch, G.
Reisch, G.

Reisch, G.

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 ...

€ 50000
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Passionarium Toletanum

Printed on vellum ( ES: vitela)

Alcalá de Henares, Brocar 1516

(Abad 2001 nr 1189 47; Norton 43; Palau 214433)

Large fragment, 53 (of 72) leaves. Title page in modern manuscript.

a=0/6; b=6; c=2/6; d=6; e=6; f=6; g=6; h=6; i= 4/6; k=6; l=5/6 m=0/6

Total 53 of 72 leaves. Three large woodcut initials (7x7cm); 2 small woodcuts (4x4 cm); over 100 Lombard initials in red and Cadels in black

Passio domini segundum Mattheum        7/14 folios

Passio segundum Marcum            13/15 folios

{Passio segundum ...

€ 8400
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Varthema, Ludovici di
Varthema, Ludovici di

Varthema, Ludovici di

Itinerario de Ludovico de Varthema Bolognese...

ne la Arabia deserta & felice....

Venice, Zorzi di Rusconi, December 20, 1518

(Brunet 20002; Richard Carnac, Argonaut Press, 1928)

In octavo;

92 ff. Engraved title page

18th century vellum over boards.

Title in manuscript on the spine


Title page repaired, else fine.


Varthema is one of the best known and earliest documented traveller to the Near and Far East, comparable to Marco Polo. He started by travelling through Egypt to Aleppo (February 13); Damascus (February 25) ; Medina (May 11); Mecca (May22) and Jeddah (June 14) of 1503. He ...

€ 8500
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Huttich, J. and Grynaeus, S.

Huttich, J. and Grynaeus, S.

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.

Excellent condition.

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 ...

€ 38000
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Fernandez, Diego

Fernandez, Diego

Primera y Segunda Parte de la Historia del Peru

Sevilla, Hernando Diaz. 1571

(Sabin 24132; Medina, BHA 214; Palau, F. Pp 197; Rene Moreno 1341; Maggs, 1935 nr 271/ Quaritch, 1990. Nr 29)

En folio, pleno cuero del siglo XVIII, dos partes en un solo tomo

Texto a dos columnas. Iniciales en xilografia

Varias ilustraciones en el texto en xilografia

4 hojas incluyendo frontis grabado (Escudo Real)

142 Folios (primera parte)

(son en realidad 138 hojas ya que la foliacion salta de 130 a 135)

130 Folios (incluyendo segundo frontis grabado (Escudo Real)

Condicion: Ultimas 30 folios de la segunda parte con pequeno corridor de guzano, afectando algunas letras (15x4 mm). En general: buen ejemplar, impreso sobre buen ...

€ 8000
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Acosta, Cristoval
Acosta, Cristoval
Acosta, Cristoval
Acosta, Cristoval

Acosta, Cristoval

Tractado de las Drogas...Indias Orientales...,

con sus plantas debuxadas al bivo

Burgos, Martin de Victoria. 1578

Palau 1962; Sabin 113; Norman, the Norman library, 1991, part one

In octavo; limp vellum; 12 lvs; 448pp; 38 pp

The first 12 leaves include an engraved title page with the coats of arms of the Kings of Spain and Portugal and a full page portrait of the author: Christophorus Acosta Africanus. The text includes 43 full page engravings, and 3 text engravings of indigenous plants plus 2 full page images of elephants.

Provenance: Piergiorgio Borio MD, his bookplate

Condition: recased in contemporary stiff vellum. Title in manuscript on the spine. Damage to lower, right hand corner of the ...

€ 6800
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Ramusio G.B.
Ramusio G.B.
Ramusio G.B.

Ramusio G.B.

Delle navigationi et viaggi...    

Venice, Giunti. 1613; 1583; 1606

(Adams: R136; R139; R140; European Americana 1563/22; 1583/59; Church 99, for different editions; Sabin 67735; 67738 & 67742)

In folio, 3 Vols, uniformly rebound in the XVIII century in full calf.

Spine with raised bands and gilt title & decoration. Edges gilt.

4 nn lvs; 34 and 394 numbered leaves: three copper plate engraved maps; 18 numbered leaves; 10 nn lvs; 256 and 90 numbered leaves

6 nn lvs; 36 and 430 numbered leaves: 6 folding woodcut maps

In all three volumes together there are 53 woodcuts in the text

Condition: Rebound & cut in the XIX century. Margins still wide. Spine ...

€ 42000
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de Bry Th.
de Bry Th.
de Bry Th.
de Bry Th.
de Bry Th.
de Bry Th.
de Bry Th.
de Bry Th.

de Bry Th.

Album of the Plates by Theodor de Bry

Grands Voyages, parts I; II; III and IV in Latin

Frankfurt am Main 1590-1594

Album XVIII century

Reference: Church 140; 145; 148 and 154

In folio, 38x25 cm. Contemporary full calf

Title on the spine: Narat(io)....Virgin(iae)

Plates pasted on paper with identical water marks:

Grapes and letters CL...SA.........M,

Paper probably France, mid XVIII century (cfr Churchill 474-478)

4 engraved title pages

5 Coats of Arms

Other plates: Noah; Vespucci and Columbus

132 plates, telling the stories from the first four books

The quality of ...

€ 9000
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