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 ...
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 ...
= de Veer, Gerard
Vraye description de trois voyages....
au Nord par derriere Norwege, Moscovie et Tartarie
vers les Royaumes de China & Catay...
Amsterdam, Nicolas. 1598
In folio, contemporary limp vellum
44 lvs including illustrated title page;
31 maps (6) and other plates (25)
A few marginally restored leaves not affecting text or plates,
Rebound in its contemporary binding with other but contemporary free leaves. Else fine.
First edition in French, contemporary to the first editions in Dutch and Latin. The central person was Willem ...
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 ...
Indiae Orientalis, pars septima
De Bry, Johannes Theodor & Johannes Israel
Indiae Orientalis, pars septima
Spilbergens voyage, mainly to Ceylon.
Balbis voyage, mainly to Persian Gulf, India and Burma
Frankfurt, Richter, 1606
Recased in contemporary, stiff vellum
2 nn lvs, engraved title page & dedication
126 pp; 1 authentic blank
icones: a;b in 4; c and d in 2; e;f in 4; 9 in 6 = 26 ...
Historische beschrijvinghe ....Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius, 1614 (Tiele, NL bibliographie nr 877). Quarto, contemporary vellum. Three books in one volume, pagination continuous. Title page with printers mark; last page with the same. Six folding maps, one folding plate (Beurs van Amsterdam), 42 text engravings, 8 maps in the text. Complete.
First edition in Dutch of the highly important history of Amsterdam. The first part is dedicated to the history, the second part to the early voyages by the Dutch and the last part to the government and (past) governors of Amsterdam. Of special interest are the text of the voyage by the Houtman with details not published before and ...
Voyagie om den gehelen wereld kloot
Amsterdam, Michiel Colijn. 1618
(Tiele, Memoire nr 20)
In oblong quarto. Modern full calf
125 (of 132) pp.
Title page with copper plate engraving
25 plates, 3 of them maps (=complete).
Lacking the last 4 text leaves but complete in plates and maps. All pages cut short at the top with slight loss, repaired. Else fine, clean copy
The first Dutch circumnavigation (1598-1601) under Olivier van Noort. Van Noordts passage through Magellans Strait was the first successful one by the Dutch. His voyage was intended to harass the Spaniards where their defences were weak: the Pacific. Spain considered the Pacific a Spanish lake, albeit a big lake. However the cities along the South American ...
Speculum orientalis, occidentalisque Indiae
Jacobus le Maire
Leiden, N. Geelkercken, 1619.
(Sabin: 89450; Tiele, Journaux, 66 C)
In quarto, oblong. In a fine blue morocco XX century binding
Spine in 4 compartments, with gild title and date
174 pp , including genuine blank, P4.
Plates go without numbering.
Engraved title page
25 plates including two double page plates and two folding maps
Condition: Slight overall browning. Worldmap with restorations on the old fold, last 5 leaves restored with a few letters in ...
Achtzehenter Theil der Newen Welt...
(Herreras atlas and description of the Americas)
Franckfurt am Mayn,
Weissen, in Verleging die Hulsischen. 1623
(Church 310; JCB I 573)
Small in quarto. Remboitage in old vellum over boards
4 nn leaves, including engraved title page;
14 (folding) maps
First and complete translation in German of Antonio de Herreras Descripcion de las Indias, 1601, the second atlas ever to be dedicated to the Americas. This essential atlas accompanied his magnificent Historia de los Hechos de los Castellanos en las Indias Occidentales, Madrid 1601-1615. The ...
Oost en West Indische Voyagie...
l Hermite, Jacques
...Voyagie om den gantschen Aerdtcloot...
Amsterdam, Joost Hartgens. 1648
(Tiele Memoire nr. 71 and nr 77)
In small quarto. Modern half calf
Two books in one volume
Spilbergen: pp 3-62, six woodcut plates in the text
L Hermite: pp 3-60, ten woodcuts and seven copper plate engravings in the text.
Lacking the two title pages.
Spilbergens was the fifth circumnavigation ever after Magellan; Drake; Cavendish and van Noort. The voyage took place between 1614 and 1618. Spilbergen was an accomplished admiral who had sailed for the VOC to the Indies (Ceylon) before. He was sent again by the ...
Historis Journael van de Voyage gedaen met 3 schepen uyt Zeelant
Naer dOost-Indien, 1601-1604
Beschrijvinge van de tweede voyage..
onder Steven van Hagen
Amsterdam, Hartgens, 1648
(Tiele Mem 143; Landwehr VOC 251 and 198)
In quarto, modern quarter calf binding
94 pages including one engraved title page.
Spilbergen, pp 1-62, one folding plate with 6 images.
Van Hagen, pp 62-96. Pp 69-91 is translated from Caspar Balbi being the description from Cochin and Pegu.
Voyage to Ceylon (1601-1604) was carried out before the Dutch East India Company, VOC, was created in 1602 and paid for by the Flemish entrepreneur de ...
Verhael van de eerste Schipvaert.. by t Noorden om...
Amsterdam, Adriaan Roest, 1650
Tiele, Memoire nr 102
65 pp (last blank)
Pp 1&2: Title page with woodcut plate
6 original text engravings on copper plate
Small in quarto
XIX century cut and rebound in half brown morocco
Title in gilt on the spine
Hole in title page in old restoration, probably when rebound. Cut short just affecting a few of the headings.
Pp 3-46: The story of the three voyages by the Dutch to find the north-east passage to Cathay (China) in 1594; 1505 and 1596 under ...
Eerste schip-vaert der Hollanders naar Oost-Indien
met vier schepen
Amsterdam, Joost Hartgens, 1650
In small quarto, recent quarter calf binding
102 pp, including title page with woodcut illustration
6 text engravings in copper plate as follows:
A5r. Inhabitants cape of Good Hope
E1v. Dance at Java
E2v. Council at Ambon
E3r. A nobleman from Bantam
G1r. A woman follows her deceased man into the fire
G2r. The island St Helena...
Diarium vel descriptio....Australi
Amsterdam, L. Vlasbloem 1662. (Sabin 77961; Tiele memoires Schouten z, pp 52).
In small quarto, later vellum binding. 4 nn leaves, 6 folding maps & plates, 1 folding map added in manuscript on old paper
72 pages, last page blank. Complete according to tabellae.
This is the third reprint by Dirk Vlasbloem of Schoutens journal in Latin (first & second, both 1648). All of these Vlasbloem editions are extremely rare. Tiele and the index of this book gives 6 plates for this ...
Journael van de Voyagie...
Admiraal Joris van Spilbergen
Amsterdam, Saeghman circa 1663
(Tiele, Journaux No. 72)
In quarto. XIX century quarter calf
32 lvs, A-H in 4
Title page with copper plate engraving,
In verso: full page portrait of Spilbergen in woodcut frame
8 text plates: one copperplate engraving, taken from Hartgens edition and 7 original woodcuts. Including the DODO
Text in two columns
Spilbergens was the fifth circumnavigation ever after Magellan; Drake; Cavendish and van Noordt. The voyage took place between 1614 and 1618. Spilbergen was an ...
Carpin, Johan du Plan
Reys-Beschryvingen...na ...Tartaryen and
Reys van Broeder Ascelin na de Tartaren, 1246
Rubruquis, Willem de
Aanmerkelijke Reys ...Tartaryen en China in 1253
Leyden, van der Aa, 1706
Two books, three journals, in one volume
in folio, modern half black morocco paper over boards
Carpini and Ascelin: title page with engraving; 50 columns on 25 pp; last page: register. Four text engravings
One plate. AND
Rubruk: engraved title page; 2 folding maps on one sheet; 36 columns on 18 pp including 5 text engravings.
Johan (Joao) de Castro
...Reys door Portugijzen na
Souez, Socotera..., de Roode Zee, 1540-41 AND
...Reysen na...Syrien; Joodse land; Arabien;
Assierien en Armenien, 1573
Leyden, van der Aa, 1706
In folio, modern half black morocco and paper over boards
Title page with engraving; 44 columns on 22 pp and 5 plates in the text.
Title page with engraving 2 n lvs; 2 folding maps; 204 columns on 102 pp;
4 plates in the text; 4 nn lvs, index
Rouwolfs reystocht door de Levant...., 16x22,5cm, and
Rouwolfs landreyze van Aleppo ...
Pizarrus, Franciscus &
Seer aanmerkelijke Scheepstochten
van Panama naar Peru
Leyden, van der Aa, 1706
In folio, modern black half morocco and paper over boards
Title page with engraving; 66 columns on 33 pp; 2 pp, register. Last page blank. 25 plates in the text.
Kaart van...Panama till Peru, 16x22,5cm, Pizarro and
Kaart van Reis van Brabant tot Marocco, 16x22,5cm. Nicolaas Clenard
This is the story of the Conquest of the Inca Empire under Francisco Pizarro and Diego de Almagro. A first exploring voyage occurred in 1524, a second in 1526 which eventually touched ...
Twee..scheepstogten ...Candisch (Cavendish). 1586 AND
Knivet, Antoni and Candish, Thomas
...Reys na de Zuydzee, 1591 AND
Drie voornaamste Zee-togten na America.... 1577, 1585, 1595 AND
...Reys na Oost-Indieen
Leyden, van der Aa, 1706
In folio, remboitage in contemporary, stiff vellum
title in manuscript on the spine;
Cavendish: title page with engraving; 38 columns on 19 pp. Last page blank. 4 plates in the text.
Knivet: title page with engraving; 1 folding ...
Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes
Atlas, deuxieme partie
Paris, Langlois, no date but 1807 and 1811
Hill 1329; Ferguson 449
In large quarto, 32x24 cm
Atlas : in contemporary quarter calf and boards, spine gilt with engraved title
40 plates (2-41) as issued; two of them folding;
20 of them in contemporary colour, one heightened in gold
Plates, separated with fine paper
Rebound in its original binding possibly for being washed. Still a small, brown spot here and there. No repairs, in deep colour and overall in fine condition.