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Mayr, Johann


Epitome Cronicorum


Nicolaus Henricum, Munchen 1604

(Shirley, 245)

Copperplate engraving, belonging to the present book

c. 6x12 cm, B/W


Title page of Mayr s Epitome Cronicorum

The small double hemisphere worldmap is worth studying. It is a copper plate engraving. The prime Meridian is at Tenerife. Both hemispheres are split in quarters by a broad band as meridian and equator which leads to a deformation of the continents. Both Poles consist of land and further North (and South) there is sea again. The map suggests both poles are actually water surrounded by land and ice. The southern Pole, around und under the Circulus Antarcti, comes twice further North than the Tropic of Capricorn, once under N. Guina (sic) and once under ...

Mayr, Johann
Mayr, Johann
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de Bry Th.


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

Church 216

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 ...

de Bry Th.
de Bry Th.
de Bry Th.
de Bry Th.
€ 18000
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van Noordt, Olivier


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 ...

van Noordt, Olivier
van Noordt, Olivier
van Noordt, Olivier
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Spilbergen, J van


Speculum Orientalis


Speculum orientalis, occidentalisque Indiae

navigationum, altera:

Jacobus le Maire

Navigationes Australes

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 ...

Spilbergen, J van
Spilbergen, J van
Spilbergen, J van
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Hulsius, Levinus


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;

256 pages

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 ...

Hulsius, Levinus
Hulsius, Levinus
Hulsius, Levinus
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Hogenberg, Frans


Geschichtsblätter


Köln, circa 1624

(Muller, Nederlandse Historie platen, Amsterdam 1863, pp 39-61)

Album in oblong folio (30x36 cm)

XVII century half calf, XIX century boards with marbled paper.

Spine blindstamped and comparted with raised bands.

Paper, double folios folded in four. Five watermarks repeat themselves all through the album. The atlas is a contemporary collection of uniformly printed plates on decent paper and in excellent condition.

Opening title page within engraved border ..wie Kayzer Carolus V in Afrika..

Portrait (Emperor Charles V); 412 copper plate engravings: 1 not numbered; 1-380 numbered in the plate; 381-412, contemporary manuscript numbers 2 lvs of explanatory ...

Hogenberg, Frans
Hogenberg, Frans
Hogenberg, Frans
Hogenberg, Frans
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Spilbergen, J van


Oost en West Indische Voyagie...

and

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 ...

Spilbergen, J van
Spilbergen, J van
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Spilbergen, J van


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 ...

Spilbergen, J van
Spilbergen, J van
€ 2800
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De Veer, Gerrit


Verhael van de eerste Schipvaert.. by t Noorden om...


Joost Hartgens

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 ...

De Veer, Gerrit
De Veer, Gerrit
De Veer, Gerrit
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Houtman, Cornelis de


Eerste schip-vaert der Hollanders naar Oost-Indien

met vier schepen


Amsterdam, Joost Hartgens, 1650

Tiele 121

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

D4r.    Bantam

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

...

Houtman, Cornelis de
Houtman, Cornelis de
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Schouten, W.C.


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 ...

Schouten, W.C.
€ 6000
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Spilbergen, J van


Journael van de Voyagie...


Admiraal Joris van Spilbergen

...1614-1617

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

Condition: fine


Spilbergens was the fifth circumnavigation ever after Magellan; Drake; Cavendish and van Noordt. The voyage took place between 1614 and 1618. Spilbergen was an ...

Spilbergen, J van
Spilbergen, J van
Spilbergen, J van
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Lobo, Jerome


A short relation of the River Nile


London, Martin 1673. (cfr. Gray 2657). In octavo, contemporary calf, restored. 56 lvs. Complete.


Father Lobo (S.J.), 1593-1678, a Portuguese Jesuit went to Ethiopia in 1634 and stayed there all his life. His Historia do Ethiopie, Coimbra 1659 was famous and translated in French (la Haye, 1728). There is another translation, made from a manuscript, not the original printed version, published in Amsterdam in 1728 also in 1728 as "Voyage historique d'Abysinnie. The text was also included in Thevenots Recueil de Voyages. Gay mentions two UK translations of the book, one in 1735 (Brunet 20812), another in 1789. Obviously the text remained ...

Lobo, Jerome
€ 2200
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