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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 Willem Barentszoon and Jacob van Heemskerk. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Nicolaus Henricum, Munchen 1604
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 ...