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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


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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 ...

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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

Complete

Title page repaired, else fine.


Contents:

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 ...

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Anonymous


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 ...

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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 ...

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