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Edité par Dépôt des cartes et plans de la Marine, 1722
Carte Edition originale
No Binding. Etat : Near Fine. 1st Edition. THE MOST IMPORTANT 18TH-CENTURY MAP OF THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST. Manuscript map in ink and watercolor of the southern United States and northern Mexico. [Paris: ca. 1722-1725.] Two joined sheets (22 5/8" x 36 3/4", 575mm x 933mm; 31 3/4" x 45 3/4" framed). Some creases throughout, with marginal tanning and soiling. A couple of spots of foxing. Jean-Baptiste Bénard de La Harpe (1683-1765) came from France in 1718 to map and to set up trading posts in present-day Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Whereas the Northeast was the site of contention between the French and the British, the contest in the Southwest was between France and Spain. Using New Orleans as his base, La Harpe forged connections with native Americans between the Arkansas River, which cuts through Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas before joining the Mississippi; and the Red River, which describes the border between eastern Oklahoma and Texas. The map is particularly detailed in its chronicling of native American settlements west of Texas: the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Sonora, New Mexico, Arizona and California into Baja California. La Harpe is particularly careful in his indications of the nature of these settlements: "Indiens Gentils" and "Chretiens," sites of silver mines, capitals/presidios and of ruined or abandoned villages. After several years of exploration as well as gathering materials from other explorers, La Harpe returned to France in 1723, and it is in the years immediately following that this map is presumed to have been made. Copied by the Dépôt des cartes et plans de la Marine (the only other known copy is in the Bibliothèque nationale de France; that is attributed to Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville), the relationship between La Harpe's original and the present item is unclear. Certain points appear on our map that are not on the BnF example (and vice-versa), so both appear to be independent copies. Ours extends further east than the BnF copy, which stops before Florida. The BnF copy extends much further north and west, which in our copy is obscured by the legend. By comparison to printed maps of the period and even well beyond, these manuscript maps are far more accurate and detailed. Perhaps the Dépot des cartes held this information close for proprietary or military reasons. Nonetheless, the Spanish would go on to dominate the American South (La Harpe conducted the surrender of Pensacola, visible only on our map, to the Spanish) freeing the French to focus on their territorial struggles with the British in the North and East. From the collection of the late great cartographic historian Dr. Seymour I. Schwartz (his sale, Sotheby's New York, 28 June 2018, lot 145).
Edité par Gerard van Keulen, 1705
Hardcover. Etat : Very Good. 1st Edition. First Gerard van Keulen edition. Amsterdam: By Gerard van Keulen, 1705 1706[ 1709]. Two volumes. Folio (24 1/2" x 15", 622mm x 382mm). Vol. I: folding letterpress Dutch title-page in red and black, privilege, blank, 2pp. letterpress French title, blank. With a hand-colored engraved frontispiece-imprint heightened in gilt and 84 (numbered in manuscript 2-3, 6-8, 10-88) hand-colored engraved folding plates. Vol. II: with a hand-colored engraved frontispiece-imprint heightened in gilt and 79 (numbered in manuscript 1-79) hand-colored engraved folding plates. With 2 hand-colored engraved frontispiece-imprints heightened in gilt, and 163 hand-colored engraved folding plates. Bound in contemporary mottled calf (re-backed with the back-strip laid down). On the boards, two panels bordered by gilt rolls. The inner border has at its outer corners armillary spheres gilt. In the center, Atlas supporting an armillary sphere on his shoulders gilt, surrounded by gilt scrollwork. On the spine, eight raised bands. In the panels, armillary spheres. Title gilt to the second panel, number gilt to the third. All edges of the text-block speckled red. Re-backed, with the back-strip laid down. Front boards splayed (vol. I: ca. 85mm split to the calf). Scuffs and some patches of wear (vol. II: wear to the edges of the front board). Internally, considerable pigment burn (II:21 repairs) and browning of green pigment. Tears to two plates (I:70, II:13). Ink manuscript in an early hand translating the titles of most plates into French. Slips reinforcing the lower edges of the stubs of I:6 with ink manuscript notes, calculations and sketches in an early hand. On the verso of the frontispiece of vol. II, a pencil table (with two entries) titled "Table des Cartes contenues dans ce volume" An exceptionally well-preserved, essentially unsophisticated set. Joannes van Keulen (1654-1715) established in 1679 the firm "de Gekroonde Lootsman", the Crowned Pilot. Mapmaking continued by that firm and family for 200 years; it was one of the great publishing dynasties of Europe. Van Keulen had been augmenting the available stock of charts (and other sorts of atlantean plates: celestial maps, tables of flags, images of ships, coastal views) for 25 years when his son, Gerard, took over the firm. The bookselling innovation of the van Keulen atlases was the offer of an essentially custom collection; one could cobble together what one wanted and could afford. There were over 460 van Keulen charts from which to choose; the largest complement ever found in a single atlas is 185. The present copy boasts 163, the most of any copy in auction records. One plate (I:7) is not listed in Koeman as belonging to any other copy: a French-Dutch table of the world's flags signed by Cornelis Danckerts. The presence of that plate points towards the French ownership of the volume. The insertion of the French title-page is recorded by Koeman in concert with a Dutch title-page (dated 1708), but the combination in the present copy is unrecorded. The numeration and the French titling, the stub-slips (I:6) and the pencil table (II:frontispiece verso) are all in different hands. What the layers of annotation indicate is the engagement the owners and users of the volumes. The first stub-slip queries the angle of the sun and its shadows on the verso; the recto has part of a carefully dotted circle and calculations of degrees. Clearly this was a scrap from the notebook of a French navigator. The Dutch color-expert Dr. Truusje Goedings has written of the present copy that the "volumes have been coloured in the same style but probably not by the same hand. . . With its lavishly gilt title-prints, full colouring of the maps and gilt leather bindings this copy most probably was a de-luxe copy as offered by Van Keulen". Koeman IV: Keu 20B (110 plates overlap) Keu 24 (Dutch title-page, not noting the printing in black-and-red), Keu 25 (French title-page), Keu 28 (135 plates overlap, 1708-9).
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No Binding. Etat : Fine. 1st Edition. AN EPOCHAL MANUSCRIPT WATERCOLOR VIEW --THE FIRST CHOROGRAPHIC REPRESENTATION OF MEXICO CITY -- THE ONLY COPY OUTSIDE INSTITUTIONAL COLLECTIONS. "Anno 1628" [Amsterdam, ca. 1665.] Two sheets joined (20 1/2" x 29"; 16" x 21 1/4" to the neat line). Watermark: a shield with a bear, coronetted (i.e., Bern, Switzerland). In 1521 the kingdom of New Spain was founded. Its capital was the former capital of the Aztec Empire, Tenochtitlan, renamed to Mexico City. Keeping the old capital was convenient for a variety of reasons, but it was not without challenges: since it was ringed by lakes at the bottom of a valley, the city was prone to seasonal flooding. For well over a century attempts were made to mitigate this flooding; this view of the city was made as part of that process. Juan Gómez de Trasmonte (d. 1647) was master builder and one of the architects of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City. After the failed attempts of Enrico Martínez in 1629, there was a massive and catastrophic flood that paused construction of the cathedral (it can be seen partly-constructed just Norh of the Plaza Mayor (Zócalo)), and Trasmonte superintended various projects to manage water in the city. Illustrating the present item, Priscilla Connolly and Roberto Mayer argue that the Trasmonte view "clearly had persuasive intentions," viz. he shows "the lakes not as an insuperable problem that have to be drained, but as a natural feature that the city can enjoy if afforded sufficient protection" (op. cit. 55, 57). The iconography of the map, showing the lake as placid and its shores verdant, is crucial to Trasmonte's proposal: implementing a series of dykes and canals in order to regulate the flow of water. Trasmonte's view is here present in a watercolor copy by the Dutch artist and cartographer Johannes Vingboons (1616/17-1670), who from 1640 was employed by the cartographic publisher Joan Blaeu. How did he come to possess the original in Amsterdam? Connolly-Mayer proposes a swashbuckling tale involving the capture of the Spanish Flota on 8 September 1628 by the Dutch privateer Piet Hein (ibid., 59-60), who worked for the Dutch West India Company. Vingboons's father, David Vinckboons, was commissioned to paint oils (destroyed in WWII). Six of Vingboons's copies of his father's copies of the view of Mexico City are known: in the Vatican Library's "Christina atlas", among the "Carte di Castello" at the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana in Florence, in the "Blaeu-van der Hem" atlas in the ÖsB Vienna (authorship disputed), two unfinished versions at the BnF (authorship disputed) and the present item. The present item was, we believe, part of the "Van Keulen/Bom atlas," which belonged to descendants of the great cartographic publishing firm of Van Keulen, and was broken and disbursed in 1885. The so-called "secret atlas" of mostly unpublished maps for the VOC was a trove of valuable cartographic data; very faint grid-lines present on our copy indicate that some attempt was made to prepare it for publication, though it never was. This belief is strengthened by the manuscript "7" at the upper right-hand corner of the map, which matches numeration in other maps from the Van Keulen/Bom atlas. Connolly-Mayer explain that one of the authors was contacted by a Mexican collector with the views (ours is their color plate 6), who explained that his father had bought them in Antwerp shortly after 1946 (ibid., 49). It is difficult to overstate the importance of such a view historically and artistically. Vingboons's manuscript work was sought by royalty (Queen Christina Alexandra of Sweden, Cosimo III de' Medici) as the other known copies attest. Even into the Dutch golden age of mapmaking, the sensitivity and nuance of watercolor was prized above the repetitive accuracy of engraving. Connolly, Priscilla and Roberto Mayer. "Vingboons, Trasmonte and Boot: European Cartography of Mexican Cities in the Early Seventeenth Century." Imago Mundi 61, no. 1 (2009) 47-66.
Edité par The Author, 1755
Carte Edition originale
No Binding. Etat : Near Fine. 1st Edition. THE MOST IMPORTANT MAP IN AMERICAN HISTORY -- THE VANISHINGLY RARE FIRST IMPRESSION. [London]: "Publish'd by the Author Febry 13th 1755 according to Act of Parliament, and Sold by And: Miller opposite Katherine Street in the Strand" (i.e., Andrew Millar). First edition, first impression. Eight engraved sheets, separately framed floating (26" x 18 1/2" each, framed at 31" x 23") with original hand-colored outlines. With some very small edge-tears. A few sheets a little soiled and tanned at the edges. Two or three spots of foxing. Altogether a lovely set with original color. How often does a tool so fully meet its intended goal that it continues to be used for two centuries? The map of the eastern part of North America made by John Mitchell (1711-1768) is such a tool. Mitchell was a close friend of the second Earl of Halifax (to whom the map is dedicated), who as president of the Board of Trade 1748-1761 was able to furnish Mitchell with the most accurate and up-to-date surveys that had been made of the terrain. He consulted every map he could; he wrote to Cadwallader Colden that "there are none I believe but what I have consulted." This tremendous effort made all the difference, placing this map head-and-shoulders above others, even as cartographic knowledge advanced over the centuries. The enduring success of the map is all the more notable in view of its combativeness. Mitchell's map was not neutral or nonpartisan; it was full-throatedly pro-English and anti-French. Borders were freely extended and transposed to maximize British territory. It would go to some 21 states (impressions and editions) by 1781, and was translated into Dutch, French and Italian. It was the third edition that lay before John Jay during the negotiations that led to the Treaty of Paris (1783; now in the New-York Historical Society). The latest known use of the map is in the resolution of the 1980's disagreement between the U.S. and Canada over fisheries in Maine. The first impression (per Stephenson) is distinguished by the following points: "Miller" and "Katherine" for "Millar" and "Katharine" in the imprint, and "Leicester" twice: above and below the third S of "Massachussets" (the lower would be corrected to Worcester in the third impression). Of this first impression, only two further examples are known: in the Library of Congress (G3300 1755 .M5) and the British Library (K.Top.118.49.c.2; George III's copy, donated to the nation by George IV). Stephenson, Richard W. "Table for identifying variant editions and impressions of John Mitchell's Map." In A la Carte, ed. Walter W. Ristow, 109-113. Washington: Library of Congress, 1972. Howes M678, Pritchard-Taliaferro 33, Stevens-Tree 54 (1755(a) "first issue").
Date d'édition : 1711
Carte Edition originale
No Binding. Etat : Near Fine. 1st Edition. THE FIRST MAP OF AMERICA MADE BY AN AMERICAN IN AMERICA. [Quebec?: ca. 1711-1712.] Scale: approximately 20 miles to the inch. Single sheet (27 1/2" x 19"; 39" x 30 1/4" framed). Ink and watercolor. With a crease running up the middle. A tanned strip along the right-hand side. A little soiling around the extremities but otherwise fine. Inkstamp of the Dépôt des cartes, plans et journals de la Marine to the recto. Early ink manuscript on verso: "Carte Sous la Compagnie Des Indes Du Lac Champlain Et De Chouaquin" and docketing in a different hand: "N: 129- de la boîte/ No. 30./ Lac Ontario et pays des Iroquois./ Par . . . . . . . . . ." and "Amérique/ Canada". Conrad Heidenreich, professor emeritus of geography at York University in Toronto, has demonstrated (correspondence available) that this historic map is the work of the first American-born cartographer, Jean-Baptiste de Couagne (Decoüagne, de Couange; 1687-1740). A critical comparison is the map in the Bibliothèque nationale de France (FRBNF413961400000005), made for the Comte de Ponchartrain in 1711, which Couagne signs in the cartouche: "par son tres humble et tres obeissant serviteur Decoüagne." The nomenclature and hand-writing are very similar, and the variations suggest that our map -- which covers a much smaller area than the BnF map -- is a preparatory map for the great Ponchartrain map. Compare, for example, the note made just northwest of Boston (Baston) on our map: "fort Entrepris par les anglois/ pour les expeditions du Canada/ en mil sept cent once [sic]" and the corresponding note (in a much more epigraphic hand) on the BnF map: "Forts Entrepris Par Les Anglois/ En 1710 Pour L'expedition Du/ Canada." Note the change in number as well as of date. The Long Point of Lake Erie has been labeled "la grande pointe" on our map and in the BnF map "La Longue Pointe." These subtle shifts suggest an editorial process rather than mere copying. Mapping Nouvelle France and its relation to "Nouvelle Angleterre" speaks to the proxy war fought between France and England through its American colonial holdings. Understanding the terrain and the means of navigating it (principally by water; several "portages" are noted) was crucial to success. The French far surpassed the English in cartographic knowledge of this region until the efforts of Henry Popple (1733) and eventually Lewis Evans (1755). Couagne did not achieve a high rank in the French colonial regular army; he was made a half-pay captain in 1732, and a lieutenant before that in 1719. At the time of the maps' drafting, he was in the service of Gédéon de Catalogne, who was put in charge of mapping Canada's administrative districts and eventually went on to be a captain at Louisbourg (Île-Royale, current Cape Breton Island), where Couagne had gone in 1717 to assist in the development of the fortifications under Jean-François de Verville. The map made its way at some point to the Dépôt de la Marine (the stamp bears an "EF" flanking the anchor, indicating Empire Français (1804-1814/5)) in Marseilles, where it remained. In 1955, a major deaccession from the Dépôt de la Marine brought the map into a private collection, from which it was sold at Sotheby's London (12 June 2000, lot 207), after which it entered our collection. Six of Couagne's manuscript maps are held at the BnF and one by the Service historique de la défense (Bibliothèque Vincennes VI-R67, n° 13). Although some of Catalogne's maps were printed and published, Couagne's were not.
First edition of undoubtedly the most beautiful and most spectacular nautical atlas of the 17th century, a complete and unusually well-preserved copy with a noble provenance: the engravings coloured for the publisher and highlighted in gold, bound in the publisher s decorative gold-tooled mottled calf. "The Neptune François and its second part Cartes marines à l usage du Roy de la Grande Bretagne was the most expensive sea-atlas ever published in Amsterdam in the 17th century. Its charts are larger and more lavishly decorated than those of any preceding book of this kind. For the engraving and etching Mortier had recruited the most qualified artists In 1700, Mortier brought out a third volume with charts of the outer-European waters, of French origin edited by N. P. d Ablancourt: Suite de Neptune François . Apart from the first volume which had a second edition in 1703, none of the atlases was republished. This magnificent work was intended more as a show-piece than something to be used by the pilots at sea" (Koeman). The second part was engraved by Romeyn de Hooghe, the prolific late Dutch Baroque painter: "This volume is usually bound together with the first part, the Neptune François . It only contains nine large charts, but this small number represents the most spectacular type of maritime cartography ever produced in 17th century Amsterdam" (Koeman).In addition to the charts called for by the table of contents, part one has a fine world map (Shirley 559). The 3 plates of ships listed at the beginning of the table will be found in part 3, which therefore has 19 plates of ships instead of the 18 called for by the table and the 12(!) mentioned by Koeman. Hardly any browning or foxing; a few light creases in the gutter margin. As usual the copper green colouring in volume one has turned into a brownish hue and caused acidic damage to a few small patches in six maps.Extremely rare: the last comparable copy on the market was the Wardington copy, sold at Sotheby's in 2006 (lot 318), where it commanded £209,600 (also boasting a noble German provenance, with the colouring and binding like ours).From a southern German castle library with small 18th-century bookplate pasted to verso of both engraved titles; old shelfmark pencilled on the inside of the boards. Bindings only slightly worn.l Koeman, M. Mor 3, 6 & 8; cf. Pastoureau, Neptune Ba. For the binding: Storm van Leeuwen. Dutch decorated bookbinding in the eighteenth century, pp. 228-284 (here used IX, X, F, 115).
Edité par Amsterdam, Pieter Mortier, 1693-1700., 1700
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3 parts in 2 volumes. Elephant folio (527 x 650 cm). With richly engraved allegorical frontispiece by Jan van Vianen, large engraving of a sailing ship on title, full-page engraved plate of scales, full-page engraved view of an admiral's ship and series of 18 numbered full-page views of ships, 12 full-page plates of flags, double-page engraved chart of the world, and 29 double-page engraved charts of the coasts of Europe; beautiful engraved frontispiece by Romeyn de Hooghe, large engraving of a sailing ship on title and 9 full-page and double-page charts of the coasts of the English Channel, including a splendid large folding chart of the coasts of the Mediterranean with a large number of views and plans of the Mediterranean towns in the borders by Romeyn de Hooghe in the second part; and engraved coat-of-arms of Amsterdam on title, full-page engraved plate of the winds, and 34 mostly double-page engraved charts of the coasts outside Europe, of Africa, Asia, and America in the third part, all engravings, including the vignettes on titles, the plates of scales and the winds, all magnificently coloured and heightened in gold throughout by a strictly contemporary hand. Contemporary richly gilt marbled calf. First edition of the undoubtedly most beautiful and most spectacular sea-atlas of the 17th century, a complete and unusually well-preserved copy with noble provenance: the engravings in publisher s colour and heightened in gold, bound in decorative publisher s gilt marbled-leather bindings. "The 'Neptune François' and its second part 'Cartes Marines à l usage du Roy de la Grande Bretagne' was the most expensive sea-atlas ever published in Amsterdam in the 17th century. Its charts are larger and more lavishly decorated than those of any preceding book of this kind. For the engraving and etching Mortier had recruited the most qualified artists In 1700, Mortier brought out a third volume with charts of the outer-European waters, of French origin edited by N. P. d Ablancourt: 'Suite de Neptune François'. Apart from the first volume which had a second edition in 1703, none of the atlases was republished. This magnificent work was intended more as a show-piece than something to be used by the pilots at sea" (Koeman). The second part was engraved by Romeyn de Hooghe, the prolific late Dutch Baroque painter: "This volume is usually bound together with the first part, the 'Neptune François'. It only contains nine large charts, but this small number represents the most spectacular type of maritime cartography ever produced in 17th century Amsterdam" (Koeman). - In addition to the charts called for by the table of contents, part one has a fine world map (Shirley 559). The 3 plates of ships listed at the beginning of the table will be found in part 3, which thus has 19 plates of ships instead of the 18 called for by the table and the 12 (!) mentioned by Koeman. Hardly any browning or foxing; a few light creases to gutters. As usual the copper green colouring in volume one has turned into a brownish hue and caused acidic damage to a few small sections of six maps. From a southern German castle library with small 18th century bookplate pasted to verso of both engraved titles; old shelfmark pencilled to inside of covers. Bindings only slightly worn. Extremely rare: the last comparable copy on the market was the Wardington copy, sold at Sotheby's in 2006 (lot 318), where it commanded £209,600 (also boasting a noble German provenance, colouring and binding like ours). Koeman M. Mor 3, 6 & 8. Cf. Pastoureau, Neptune Ba. Phillips Atlases 517.
Edité par Paris: Hubert Jaillot, 1693 [but Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, 1693-1700]., 1700
3 parts in one volume, folio (625 x 505 mm). ENGRAVED TITLE-PAGES, TITLE VIGNETTES, AND 105 EXCEPTIONALLY FINE CHARTS AND PLATES COLORED BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND, HEIGHTENED IN GOLD THROUGHOUT. 19th-century calf gilt, gilt edges; preserved in a modern cloth clamshell box. [Comprises:] Part 1: Le Neptune Francois. Paris: Hubert Jaillot 1693. Engraved allegorical title-page by Jan van Vianen, letterpress title-page printed in red and black with fully colored vignette dated 1693, engraved table of comparative nautical scales; title-page and plates from the third part bound in here, comprising: letterpress title-page in red and black with fully colored vignette of the coat-of-arms of Amsterdam, Suite du Neptune Francois dated 1700, 19 exceptionally fine plates of ships (only 18 called for by Koeman), numbered 1-18 and one unnumbered plate), 12 plates of flags; and 30 hand-colored double-page charts of northern and western Europe (mainly French coasts and including the world map in Mercator's projection "Carte generale de toutes les Costes du Monde," [Shirley 559]) engraved and printed by Pierre Mortier in Amsterdam, ALL WITH CONTEMPORARY HAND-COLORING AND HEIGHTENED WITH GOLD. (Some staining at beginning, the heavier coloring occasionally showing through, 15 maps with some light chipping and splitting to green color, mostly to marginal latitude and longitude grid, some backed with tape, tiny wormhole to center throughout, extending to short worm track on 12 maps affecting images.) Koeman M. Mor 1 and 2 (mixed issue with some of the 1693 dates removed from the map titles). Part 2: Cartes Marines a l'Usage des Armees du Roy de la Grande Bretagne. gravees et recueillies par le Sr. Romain de Hooghe. Amsterdam: PierreMortier 1693. Letterpess title-page printed in red and black, with fully colored vignette, 9 engraved charts by de Hooghe, (5 double-page of the French and English Channel coasts and a large folding chart of the Mediterranean incorporating finely detailed insets showing ports and harbors) ALL WITH CONTEMPORARY HAND-COLORING AND HEIGHTENED WITH GOLD. (Tiny wormhole in center affecting images, one map with some light chipping and splitting to green coloring.) Koeman M. Mor. 5 (with some "1693" dates removed from the map titles). Part 3: Atlas Martime. Amsterdam: Pieter Mortier 1693. Engraved allegorical title-page (Atlas Maritime.) by Romein de Hooghe, dated 1693 engraved compass of the winds, 33 charts (21 double-page and one folding), of Africa, Asia and the Americas (10 charts, including the Atlantic with northeastern coasts of South America and Africa, Central America, North America, East Coast from the Hudson to Labrador, and Canada). ALL WITH CONTEMPORARY HAND-COLORING AND HEIGHTENED WITH GOLD, letterpress title-page, plates of ships and flags bound in before part one (see note above). (Tiny wormhole to center throughout, extending to short worm track on 23 maps of Africa and Asia affecting images, map of "Costes l'Afrique" with southern portion of Portugal, where green outline color burned through, missing.) ( Koeman M. Mor. 7 (the first edition containing 33 charts, see note 1). A MAGNIFICENTLY COLORED COPY of one of the most beautiful of all maritime atlases. "The Neptune Franois in two parts and its third part Cartes Marines [prepared for the use of William III, who required accurate information for his war plans against France]. was the most expensive sea-atlas ever published in Amsterdam in the 17th century. Its charts are larger and more lavishly decorated than those of any preceding book of its kind. In 1700, Mortier brought out a third volume with charts of the outer-European waters. Suite du Neptune Francois. Apart from the first volume which had a second edition in 1703, none of the atlases was republished. This magnifient work was intended more as a show-piece than something to be used by the pilots at sea" (Koeman). The third part includes 10 maps of the Americas: "Carte Nouvelle de l'Amerique Angloise Conte.
Edité par Jean Berjon, 1613
Hardcover. Etat : Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition. Paris: Chez Iean Berjon, 1613. Quarto (8 1/2" x 6 9/16", 216mm x 167mm). [Full collation available.] With 11 folding engraved plates (of which 8 are maps, of which 2 are facsimiles) plus 13 in-text engravings and 1 in-text woodcut. Bound in 1889 by W. Pratt for H. Stevens & Son in red morocco (rebacked, with the original backstrip laid down). On the covers, a triple gilt fillet border surrounding a triple-gilt fillet panel, with outside-corner gilt fleurons and inside-corner gilt branch-sprays. On the spine five raised bands with a gilt fillet. Gilt florals in the panels. Title gilt to the second panel, imprint gilt to the third panel. Five pairs of gilt fillets to the head- and tail-pieces. Double gilt fillet to the edges of the boards. Gilt inside dentelle. Marbled end-papers. All edges of the text-block gilt. Rebacked, with the original backstrip laid down. Fore-corners restored. Two maps (Burden 160 & 170) present only in facsimile. Evenly mildly tanned throughout. With a couple of early ink annotations to the dedicatory poem (ẽ1r-v). Some scattered marginal repairs. A lovely copy in a sumptuous binding. Samuel de Champlain (1567-1635) was the great French navigator-explorer of Canada, founder of Quebec City and governor of Nouvelle France (the whole of the French colonial territory in America, less Acadia, Louisiana and the cities of Trois-Rivières and Montréal). The present item is the first published account of his voyage to and exploration of the northern part of France's vast American territory in the XVIIc, which would essentially collapse by 1763. Though Champlain would go on to traverse the Atlantic some two dozen times, here he includes accounts of his four voyages to America: 1604, 1610, 1611 and 1613. Champlain was, as Burden notes, "the first truly scientific cartographer of North America," and a crucial player in France's territorial expansion on the continent. Although one of the celebrated maps is in facsimile, the other vital map ("Carte geographique de la Novelle franse en sonaray meridien") is present in the second state, with the Ottawa River depicted (Burden 161). His maps are festooned with flora and fauna, indicating to France the limitless bounty of the New World; their aim is not just historical but political and persuasive. Church 360; Burden 161, 166-169, 171-181; Sabin 11835.
Edité par Paris: Chez l'Auteur, 1679., 1679
Du VAL, Pierre (1619-1683). Cartes de Geographie Les plus Nouvelles et les plus fideles, Avecque leurs Divisions Regulieres, qui marquent les Bornes des Estats selon les derniers Traites de Paix. Paris: Chez l'Auteur, 1679. Folio (17 x 12 2/8 inches). Engraved "Introduction", "Alphabet et Definition des Termes", "Table Generale de Geographie", "Les Tables de Geographie reduites en un Jeu de Cartes" and two sheets of a games related to the German Empire (uncoloured), and one of place-names for Les Conciles; engraved allegorical title-page, fine double-page engraved double-hemisphere world map "Planisphere, ou Carte Generale de Monde", "Carte Universelle du Commerce", 1677 (Shirley 465, second state), and 89 double-page engraved maps, all with original hand-colour in outline. 19th-century tree sheep backed marbled paper boards, the spine in six compartments, with five raised bands, the second with maroon morocco lettering-piece, the others decorated with fine gilt tools (extremities a little scuffed, small abrasion to lower cover). Provenance: with 19th-century marginal manuscript scholarly annotations to L'Amerique autrement le Nouveau et Indes Occidentales Du Val's EXTREMELY RARE "Cartes Geographiques" (Pastoureau Duval II), was the only folio atlas published by him. It was initially a collection of du Val's own maps, with those of other authors, published in 1654, then 1665 and 1667. In 1677 du Val published a uniform collection of his grand four-part wall, and folio maps, with the allegorical frontispiece as here: an architectural border supporting two putti unveiling a large globe to a world of assorted grandees; beneath the pillared arch repose a gentleman traveller, a merchant with this bags of salt and pepper, a scientist illuminating his own hand, and a curious woman tending to her animals. The maps in this example of the "Cartes Geographiques" are EXCEPTIONALLY FINE, bright, clean and attractive examples, with original hand-colouring in outline, and include 2 world maps, double-hemisphere and on a Mercaor projection, 7 of his spectacular wall maps, 3 sheets of games, that seem to be the equivalent of our "Risk", and 89 detailed double-page maps, each detailed, but also beautiful for their elegant simplicity. Pierre du Val was the nephew of the celebrated French cartographer Nicolas Sanson d'Abbeville (1600-1667), mapmaker to Louis XIV, King of France, and responsible for sparking a renaissance in geographical endeavor in France, and laying the foundations for French domination in map production, initiating the so-called "French school of cartography," a school that was unprecedented in its attention to precision and scientific detail and which discarded much of the decorative embellishments of previous maps as irrelevant. Du Val adopted Sanson's geographical conceptions, confirming that the center of cartographic innovation had shifted from Holland to France. Du Val too was appointed to the position of Geographe ordinaire to Louis XIV, and justifiably so. The maps include, in order: - World maps: Planisphere, ou Carte Generale de Monde (Duval II D), double-hemisphere world map, surrounded by diagrams showing compass points, winds and planetary orbits, a small terrestrial globe and an armillary sphere - Carte Universelle du Commerce, Carte Hidrographique, ou. Les Costes des 4 Parties du Monde, Avecque les Routes pour la Navigation des Indes, Occidentales et Orientales 1677 (Shirley 465, second state, first published in 1674), on Mercator s projection showing the French and English routes to and from the East and West Indies, complete with galleons in full sail, the track of Le Maire across the Pacific, and an anonymous attempt to find a route to China and Japan through Hudson s Bay in 1665. This map perpetuates the myth that California is an island, and displays some of the misunderstandings about the largely unexplored northwest coast of North America, such as the Straits of Anian. The lower half of the map is domina.
Edité par Charles Picquet, 1806
Etat : Very good. LAFON, Barthélémy (1769-1820), engraved by William HARRISON. Paris: Charles Picquet Quai de Conti No. 17, 1806; map in 4 sections with traces of original mounting guards formerly backed on cloth (33 ¾" x 49 9/16"; inches; 86 cm x 126 cm); watermark of Thomas Amies (dove with a branch) from the mill on Mill Creek in Lower Merion, PA; slight discoloration and toning. SALES RECORDS on Rare Book Hub: Goodspeed (1932) and Michael Brown (2002). Extending from Lake Bistineau and the Red River in the North to Western Florida and Bon Secour Bay in the Southeast, Lafon's map ranks as the EARLIEST comprehensive survey of Louisiana and its adjacent regions. Published in the wake of the Louisiana Purchase the 1806 Carte Générale du Territoire d Orléans filled an epistemological gap which James Robertson attributed to the French and Spanish fear of military espionage. Consequently, in 1803 Governor William Claiborne had to reply to a presidential request that there are I believe (no maps of Louisiana) extant that can be depended upon. Lafon based his large-scale map on surveys conducted between 1797 and 1805. A legend summarizes the observations of astronomers Jose Joaquin de Ferrer, William Dunbar, and George Hunter who list the coordinates for 21 towns, forts, and topographical reference points. The title cartouche covers the neutral ground west of the Mississippi claimed by both the United States and Spain. As pointed out by Ehrenberg (2003) the forested regions north of the Red River allude to their Spanish and Indian heritage. Humboldt in his 'Essai Politique Sur le Royaume de la Nouvelle-Espagne' even describes the travellers journey to the Fontaine du père Gama , located just south of the 33rd parallel, and praises Lafon s accomplishment as a cartographer whose work sheds new light on these (unknown) regions. The novelty of the Carte Générale is also highlighted by the 1805 issue of the National Intelligencer and 'Washington Advertiser': The author (Lafon) has described the counties of the territory according to the new plan of division, which he has executed himself, by order of the legislature, he lays down the latitude and longitude of the principal points. And to render it useful to mariners, he has laid down the soundings along the coast to the Gulph (sic) of Mexico. The map proved so important that a copy was sent to the postmaster general, illustrating a proposed mail route from Fort Stoddart to New Orleans. An earlier map of Louisiana by Barthélémy Lafon who emigrated to the United States in the 1790s appears to be lost. His Carte Générale, however, remains a foundational document in the history of the development of national cartography and three copies are preserved at the Library of Congress. REFERENCES: Barker: Old Mills of Mill Creek, Lower Merion; Ehrenberg, in Lemmon/Magill/Wiese: Chartering Louisiana; Gravell/Miller: A Catalogue of American Watermarks; Ristow: American Maps and Mapmakers.
Edité par Paris, imprimerie de Kaeppelin, ., 1852
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Lithographed wall map, 260 x 132 cm. 4 conjoined sheets mounted on canvas. Rolled. Original-size facsimile of the manuscript nautical "mappemonde" executed by Pierre Desceliers in 1546, lithographed by the cartographer Eugène Rembielinski (1814-80). - Commissioned by King Francis I for his son (who would be crowned Henry II in 1547), Desceliers' "Dauphin map" or "royal world chart" is one of the most famous of the first half of the 16th century: hand-drawn and illuminated on vellum, it vividly illustrates the discoveries made during the six decades following the discovery of the Cape of Good Hope by Bartolomeu Dias in 1488. It was compiled from information that Desceliers had obtained from the other Dieppe geographers, from the shipowner Jean Ango, and the explorer Jacques Cartier. - Remarkably, the map has a dual orientation: north of the equator, the text and illustrations are reversed, suggesting that the map was in fact meant to be laid flat rather than wall-mounted so that it could be read from all sides. Thus, the vast majority of the earth's land mass, and almost all of the better-known parts of the world, is labelled as if the map were oriented with south at the top, recalling the Arab tradition exemplified by al-Idrisi's famous 12th century map. In charting the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf specifically, "the cartographers of Dieppe in northern France seem to have had direct access during the 1540s to relatively reliable Portuguese prototypes" (Couto et al., Historical Atlas of the Persian Gulf [Brepols 2006], p. 114), even if they appear to have had difficulty reading all the place names. - To the south of Borneo, Desceliers included not only an island labelled "Java Petite", but also, immediately adjacent, a vast mass of land named "Java la Grande" - an uncannily good representation of the northern coastline of Australia, albeit far north of its true location, which merges into the Great Southern Continent that itself stretches into Antarctica ("Non du tout descouverte"), extending as far as the Strait of Magellan. Probably drawing on Marco Polo as well as Portuguese portolans of various scales, Desceliers' representation "sums up everything cartographers knew about Australia in the mid 16th century" (Tooley, Landmarks of Mapmaking, p. 245). - In the tradition of French Renaissance portolans, the map is remarkable for the wealth of its illustrations. The seas are decorated with compass roses, ships and sea monsters, while the land is adorned with a multitude of scenes and representations of fantastic animals. It is framed in the northern hemisphere by a border decorated with the heads of men with long beards, and cherubim and human skulls in the southern hemisphere, representing the winds and cardinal points. In many parts of the world, Desceliers drew indigenous peoples with great precision, such as the Hottentots in South Africa and the Native Americans of North America. - In the 16th century, it was in Normandy that the most richly illustrated portolans were designed. Pierre Desceliers (1487-1574) is perhaps the most famous representative of the Dieppe school of mapmaking, and he is considered the father of French hydrography and cartography. Only two of his maps have survived. His manuscript world map from 1546 is now kept in the library of John Rylands University in Manchester (French MS 1*). The facsimile lithographed by Rembielinski in 1852 is rare: we have only found two copies in public collections, one at the BnF, the other at the National Library of Australia. - Uniformly browned throughout; several old gaps and breaks professionally repaired. OCLC 494994160. C. Hofmann et al. (eds.), L'Âge d'or des cartes marines. Exhibition catalogue of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, 2012), pp. 166f.
Edité par l'Auteur, 1746
Hardcover. Etat : Near Fine. 1st Edition. THE LARGEST KNOWN EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE ATLAS. Paris: Chez l'Auteur, 170[ ] (1746). Folio (21" x 14 3/4", 532mm x 374mm; including stubs): binder's blank, engraved title-page, 123 engraved maps (of which all but a handful are double-page, and all but one with original hand-outlining), 4pp. contents in ink manuscript. Bound in XVIIIc speckled calf. On the boards, a double blind fillet border. On the spine, eight raised bands. Gilt fleurons in the panels. Title gilt to red morocco in the second panel. Gilt roll to the edges of the boards. Marbled end-papers. Binding recently restored. Boards with an even and stable craquelure. Upper fore-corners bumped. Publication date supplied in manuscript. Pigment oxidized through to the back of most plates. Some scattered stains, the occasional tanned gathering, but altogether remarkably clean and handsome. According to the manuscript contents at the back, four items are lacking: the frontispiece and three maps: 36 (Direction de Bordeaux), 91 (Vallée des Barbets) and 101 (Terres du Pape à Toscane). Jean-Baptiste Nolin is the name of both father and son (père ca. 1657-1708, fils 1686-1762) who were engravers (Nolin père graveur du roi), cartographers and booksellers. Nolin père drew heavily on the maps of Coronelli and of Jean-Nicholas de Tralage (alias Sieur de Tillemon), but the beauty and scope of his maps are genuine achievements. After the death of the elder Nolin, the younger continued to update, publish and sell the splendid maps from the family publishing-house-cum-bookshop on the Quai de l'Horloge, where other major cartographers (de Fer, de l'Isle, du Val et al.) set up shop on the north coast of the Île de la Cité in Paris. The maps range in date from 1694 (Catalogne) to 1745. Many are multipart, being intended to be trimmed and mounted on a wall, doubtless the fate of most copies. The famous four-sheet double-hemisphere map (4-7, following the numeration of the manuscript contents) is called by Shirley "one of the finest large-scale world maps to be produced" (here present in its 1740 issue, with the mythical "Mer de l'Ouest" shrunk to reflect new discoveries. The additional elaborate borders that sometimes encircle wall-mounted examples were in fact issued separately. The first 104 maps deal with the Old World (with the final map depicting the Roman Empire). The following 18 maps depict the rest of the world: a four-sheet map of Asia; a map of southeast Asia ("Le Royaume de Siam"), dated to 1742 and of signal importance and enduring appeal with its elephant-cartouche, the result of collaboration between Coronelli and Nolin; a sea-chart (not colored) of the Bay of Bengal through to the Gulf of Thailand; a four-sheet map of Africa; a map of the Americas, depicting the "Mer de l'Ouest," and a four-sheet map of the Americas; a detail of Nouvelle France, showing the delineation between French and British colonies (including recognizing New York as a British territory) in the American Northeast; "Nouveau Mexique" in its second state, showing California as an island and the Rio Grande clearly; the exquisite Caribbean map drawn by Coronelli and corrected by Tillemon and Nolin; and a final map of South America, whose cartouches feature a penguin and cannibals. This is the fourth recorded example of this atlas, and the largest. The other three are: Yale 1976 Folio 53 (MS date 1707), with 114 (of 122 in manuscript contents) maps; Library of Congress G1015 .N65 1744 (MS Date 1744), with 55 maps; Bibliothèque nationale de France FRBNF444694850000004, with 102 maps. Shirley 546, pl. 381 & 605, pl. 417 (maps 4-7); Wheat Transmississippi 66 (map 125).
Edité par Paris: Chez Lattre, 1784., 1784
Folio (21 4/8 x 16 6/8 inches). Engraved title-page, 2-page manuscript contents listing 55 maps. 43 fine double-page engraved maps including Lattre's double-page and folding map of "des Etats-Unis de l'Amerique suivant le Traite de Paix de 1783", and Bonne's map of "Des Isles Antilles et de Golfe de Mexique; avec la Majeure partie de la Nouvelle Espagne." on 3 separate sheets, 12 full-page maps, all maps with original hand-colour in outline, many with additional original hand-colour in part (please ask for a complete list, map of Switzerland torn in half down the central fold). Contemporary tan calf (very worn). Provenance: contemporary French manuscript contents leaf, titles to verso of each map, and numbers to recto, Lattre's map of the United States with an interesting annotation on the verso listing in table form the population of, and the number of border disputes for each former colony since the 'constitution'. An important composite atlas, containing many fine maps dated between 1759 and 1784, by De l'Isle, Buache, Janvier, Zannoni, St. Angelo, Bonne, Jaillot, Robert, Vaugondy, and Lattre himself. Two maps are of the utmost importance, and are present here as superb examples: LATTRE, Jean (fl: 1743 - 1793). "Carte des Etats-Unis de l'Amerique suivant le Traite de Paix de 1783. Dediee et Presentee a s Excellence Mr. Benjamin Franklin." Paris: Lattre, 1784. 3 sheets joined (24 4/8 x 40 inches; 21 x 29 inches to the neat line). Fine folding engraved map of the United States of America after the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783, with engraved side panels detailing the principle events of the American Revolution from 1775-1781 colony by colony, with a fine and elaborately decorated allegorical cartouche of a galleon lower right, the title and dedication to Benjamin Franklin appearing on an unfurling sail, an inset of southern Florida and the Bahamas lower centre, and a list of the thirteen states and their capitals next to it, all with beautiful original hand-colour in outline and in full (one or two small holes where folds meet, and a little creased, but EXCEPTIONALLY BRIGHT AND ATTRACTIVE). Based on John Mitchell's iconic map of 1755, which was used to negotiate the Treaty of Paris in 1783 that ended the American Revolutionary War, Lattre's map was published in June of 1784, and is the first French map to depict the newly formed United States, and one of the earliest maps of the United States to use that term, and the first published after the final ratification of the Treaty by both France and Britain in February and April of 1784, respectively. Wallis's map of April 1783 precedes the signing of the Treaty by both nations, and Buell's map of April 1784 precedes ratification of the Treaty by Britain. As such the map extends to the east as far as eastern Canada and the important fishing banks off Newfoundland; and to the Mississippi River in the west, with the area west of the Allegany Mountains inhabited only by Indian nations and a few forts. The thirteen original British colonies are well defined with alternating body and border colours. Lattre's dedication of the map to Benjamin Franklin, who as American ambassador to France, represented the United States at the peace negotiations, "lends historical significance to the work," (Cappon). This was undoubtedly Lattre's most significant map In 1762 he published the 'Atlas Moderne' to accompany de la Croix's 'Geographie Moderne', and he also engraved maps for Robert de Vaugondy, Janvier and Bonne, all of whose work is represented in this atlas. (Lester Cappon, The First French Map of the United States; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps, #784; Pritchard and Taliaferro, Degrees of Latitude, #70; Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, p. 63, reproduced on p. 65; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America, p. 158). BONNE, Rigobert (1727-1795). Des Isles Antilles et de Golfe de Mexique; avec la Majeure partie de la Nouvelle Espagne.Paris: Lattre, 1782. Three.
Edité par 1831-1858., 1858
223 fine original watercolour botanical drawings (11 5/8 x 9 inches), each inscribed by the artist with their Latin name, common name, and where and when the specimen was collected. Preserved in 5 modern vinyl folders with pockets. Provenance: with correspondence to and from the Misses A. and F. Wilkinson and the British Museum (Natural History), Department of Botany, dated 1962; with correspondence to and from Mrs D.M.P. Phillips and the Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries regarding an exhibition of the watercolours in 1974. An exceptionally fine and comprehensive collection of original watercolour drawings of British flowers by Elizabeth Twining, the second of nine children of Richard Twining (1772-1857) the celebrated tea-merchant and banker. A carte de visite signed by Twining and dated 1886 is enclosed, as is a complete index, hand and type-written. "She was a talented portraitist of plants and flowers as well as being a competent botanist. The two-volume folio edition of her 'Illustrations of the Natural Orders of Plants' (2 vols., 1849) is considered to have a place among the finest lithographic flower books of the mid-nineteenth century. The 'natural order' is that of Alphonse de Candolle, who rejected the Linnaean or 'artificial' classification. The emphasis on the appearance of mature plants and their habitat rather than their physiology is echoed not only in her art but also in her lectures on plants, which as well as having a strong geographical theme also discussed how plants were used, particularly by women. She believed botany had a place in the education of women of all social classes and her approach was that of 'mother educator', whether she was encouraging the poor to grow plants for flower shows or promoting the cultivation of window boxes in institutions such as workhouse wards, where the glory of plants could be shared by sick inmates and staff alike" (Theresa Deane for DNB). Twining's original watercolours for the "Natural Orders of Plants" are held in the extensive collection of botanical art at the Natural History Museum in London. They were gifted to the Museum in 1962 by the Misses A. and F. Wilkinson. For more information about this watercolour, please contact Lori Cohen at Arader Galleries.
Edité par Antwerp: Christopher Plantin for the author, 1598., 1598
ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527 1598). Theatre de l'Univers, contenant les cartes de tout le Monde. Avec une brieve declaration d'icelles. Antwerp: Christopher Plantin for the author, 1598. Folio (18 4/8 x 12 inches). Text in French. EVERY PAGE DOUBLE-RULED IN RED FOR PRESENTATION. EXCEPTIONALLY FINE, elaborate engraved allegorical title-page, with magnificent original hand-colour in full, HEIGHTENED WITH GOLD, portrait of Ortelius, 169 maps by Frans Hogenberg and others on 122 copper-plates and printed on 119 map-sheets, including a World Map and maps of each of the four Continents, each map richly embellished with figural cartouches, arms, sailing ships, sea monsters, and deities etc, ALL WITH EXCEPTIONAL ORIGINAL HAND-COLOUR IN FULL, mounted on guards (some minor staining at beginning and end, last few maps with early minor marginal repairs, stain to inner margin of title and first few leaves, tiny abrasions to inner margin of Pacific map 6, map 23 with short marginal tear, map 119 with short internal tear). Contemporary, probably Parisian, brown morocco gilt, with the supra libros of Antoine Blondel , Vicomte de Vadencourt (died 1618), dated 1600 (Olivier 14), and his monograms 'VV' and 'ABD' stamped in each corner, the smooth spine gilt-ruled in 8 compartments, the title in the second, the others decorated with the Vicomte de Vadencourt's alternating monograms, all edges gilt (spine ends and corners skillfully restored, endpapers renewed). Provenance: with the supra libros of the Vicomte Blondel de Vadencourt stamped in gilt in the centre of the front cover, and his his coat-of-arms, dated 1600, printed on the verso of otherwise blank Privilege page; Ex-Libris Jean R. Perrette, his sale, Christie's New York, 5th April 2016, lot 31. THE FINAL FRENCH EDITION OF ORTELIUS'S THEATRUM, WITH A DISTINGUISHED PROVENANCE, AND SUPERB COLOUR THROUGHOUT A presentation copy to Antoine Blondel, Vicomte de Vadencourt, with the margins of each page ruled in red, probably in 1600, the date that appears on the coat of arms printed directly onto the verso of the "Privilege" leaf, and his supras libros and monograms on the binding. Vadencourt came from a distinguished aristocratic family whose seat was on the banks of the Ouse at Vadencourt, or Waudencort. He was an adviser to the Parisian Parliament, of Henri IV, and died in 1618 without direct heirs. In 1650 the Spaniards destroyed the Vadencourt castle and two years later, the village was looted by the troops of the Duke of Lorraine. First published in French in 1572 with only 70 maps on 53 map-sheets, this enlarged edition includes a number of important maps. The world map used in this edition is printed from Ortelius's third and final "Typus orbis terrarium" plate (Shirley 122:3-1), which greatly improved the delineation of the southwest coastline of South America and depicted the Solomon Islands for the first time. Also included is the landmark map "America Sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio" (America, or New World, Newly Described), and "Maris Pacifici", the Pacific Ocean, which was first included by Ortelius in his "Additamentum" in 1590. It is the first printed map to be devoted to the Pacific Ocean, and also includes an early depiction of the west coast of North America, Japan and New Guinea. Nova Hispania (Mexico) and the California peninsula are shown quite accurately for the time. Primarily, however, the map celebrates the achievements of Magellan, the first to traverse the Pacific Ocean and to discover the strait at the southern tip of South America that would come to be named in his honor. Magellan's ship "Victoria" is depicted in the Pacific along with a celebratory Latin inscription. The map is unusually centered on the Pacific itself rather than on any landmass, thus showing the ocean in its entirety as it stretches from Asia to America. "All the elements of the modern atlas were brought to publication in Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". This substantial undertaking assembl.
Edité par Cornelis Claesz, 1590
Hardcover. Etat : Near Fine. 1st Edition. First French-language edition (Claesz issue). Amsterdam: Chez Corneille Nicolas, 1590. Folios in 6s and 2s (16 5/8" x 11 1/2", 422mm x 293mm). [Full collation available.] With two engraved title-pages (each with letterpress labels tipped in covering the Spanish titles) and two engraved plates, of which one (C3) has a volvelle, and 46 (of 47, lacking chart 16) engraved double-page charts. Contemporary hand-coloring to the text-ornaments of *1v, *2r and *4r. Bound in contemporary (front cover and part of spine new) stabbed vellum with yapp edges and cloth ties. On the spine "Espelo de la Nauegacion de la Mer [sic] occidentale" manuscript. Presented in a fleece-lined cloth clam-shell box (made by James and Stuart Brockman). Front cover and part of spine new. Newly recased, repaired and washed by James & Stuart Brockman in 2020. Some soiling to the title-page. Lacking chart 16. On chart 10, the upper and lower captions covered with slips in French. Leaves [chi]1 and 2[chi]1 delaminated from the preceding versos. Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer (1533-1606), one of the brightest lights of Dutch Golden-Age mapmaking, distinguished himself from many of his fellow stars by some 14 years of seafaring, rather than simply compiling the exploration and observation of others. The Spieghel der Zeevaerdt (Miroir de la Navigation) is properly a rutter (seafarer's handbook) with charts, and it is the first. It distinguished by its usefulness , integrating for the first time charts, ships' logs and rutters (handbooks of voyages). As a result, the popularity of the work was extraordinary. Indeed, long after the publication of this particular volume, maritime atlases in France were called generically "chartiers," chartier being the French for "wagoner," the meaning of the author's surname in Dutch. The French edition was translated from the German, as evidenced by the inclusion of Slotboom's name in the title and his additional descriptions to the verso of the second leaf of chart quires. Cornelis Claesz (Corneille Nicolas in the imprint) owned the copperplates themselves, but the printing of the volume was carried out by Jean Bellère in Antwerpen, and it is only to him that the royal privilege to do so was carried out. Sheets from Bellère's press were shipped to Claesz in Amsterdam, and the only changes were the addition of Claesz's imprint in letterpress to the title-pages and the subtraction -- notionally -- of the royal privilege, since he lacked it. That said, the present copy does have the privilege, and so this may simply have been an error; the more complicated explanation is that the purchaser of this set acquired a proper Bellère *2.3 and had it bound in. It is curious that the manuscript on the spine is Spanish rather than French; the French title in slips over the Spanish is not unique to this copy, but in fact called for by Koeman. The Miroir is quite a rare thing, with only one other copy having been sold at auction in the last forty years (the present item was purchased at Sotheby's London, 15 May 2008, lot 234). Koeman IV:Wag 8 B.
Edité par F.B. Moon 1846-49, London, 1846
Etat : Très bon. Edition originale, grand in-folio (63 x 45 cm), 13 fascicules, une carte gravée (rousseurs) et 124 lithographies (y compris les 3 vignettes de titre) de Louis Haghe d'après David Roberts COLORIÉES A LA MAIN A L'ÉPOQUE et montées sur papier fort ; en feuilles sous couvertures originales en cuir de havane, le tout dans des boîtes brunes modernes, avec lettres dorées sur les dos. Quelques défauts mineurs au dos des reliures, quelques marges poussiéreuses, les planches propres et fraîches.Provenance : Milltown Park Library Charitable Trust (ex-libris et tampon sur les feuilles de garde de la première partie).Aucune publication n'avait jusqu'alors présenté une série de vues aussi complète des monuments, des paysages et des peuples du Proche-Orient. Représentant l'achèvement d'un projet commencé en 1842, l'Egypte et la Nubie, ouvrage à part entière, fut publié en trois formats entre 1846 et 1849, le format de luxe en couleur et monté étant proposé au triple du prix du format le plus simple.David Roberts, RA (1796-1864), jouissait à son époque d'une grande popularité pour ses vues européennes, mais c'est le succès remarquable de ce projet qui donna une dimension nouvelle à son ?uvre. En août 1838, Roberts arriva à Alexandrie pour commencer une aventure soigneusement planifiée. On raconte qu'il fut le premier Européen à avoir un accès illimité aux mosquées du Caire, à condition qu'il ne commette pas de profanation en utilisant des pinceaux en soie de porc. Il quitta le Caire, remonta le Nil, et voyagea jusqu'à Wadi Halfa et la Seconde Cataracte, relevant tout au long de son voyage, les monuments que l'on peut voir représentés dans la partie Égypte & Nubie de son monumental ouvrage. Au moment de la publication, ces vues suscitèrent l'enthousiasme général. Avant son départ pour le Proche-Orient, Roberts avait discuté de la publication avec Finden et Murray, mais à son retour, ces derniers se montrèrent réticents aux risques que comportait une publication de l'ampleur et de la grandeur envisagées. Francis Graham Moon - "un self-made man issu d'un milieu modeste" (ODNB) qui avait attiré l'attention de la reine et s'était risqué à se présenter comme "éditeur ordinaire de sa Majesté" - accepta le défi et persuada Louis Haghe de lithographier les dessins de Roberts. Roberts reconnaît que l'?uvre de Haghe n'est guère moins importante que la sienne, ce qui souligne sa "vigueur et son audace magistrales". Les lourdes exigences de la tâche ont peut-être même incité Haghe à prendre une retraite anticipée en tant que lithographe. Le révérend George Croly (1780-1860), poète et collaborateur bien connu de Blackwood's et de The Literary Gazette, fut engagé pour éditer le texte du journal de Roberts.C'était "sans aucun doute l'entreprise d'édition la plus coûteuse, la plus somptueuse et la plus risquée que Moon ait jamais entreprise". Investir 50 000 £ dans le projet." Comme outil de promotion, une exposition des dessins originaux fut ouverte à Londres en 1840 et fit ensuite le tour du pays, créant un émoi considérable et les éloges de Ruskin qui les décrivit comme "fidèles et minutieux au-delà de tout ce que j'ai pu voir de la nature". Le catalogue de l'exposition, qui servait de prospectus pour l'?uvre projetée, réussit à attirer des souscripteurs sans lesquels une telle ?uvre n'aurait pu voir le jour. L'ouvrage fut publié dans une série de formats plus petits. En décembre 1853, les pierres lithographiques de l'?uvre originale de grand format furent brisées lors d'une vente aux enchères des planches restantes.Largement reconnu comme l'expression ultime de la lithographie teintée, triomphe artistique et commercial, Egypt & Nubia de David Roberts est le résultat d'une collaboration fortuite unique entre l'artiste, l'éditeur et le graveur.Abbey (Travel), 272; Tooley 401-2; Blackmer 1432. // ENGLISH // First edition, large folio (63 x 45 cm), in the original parts, 1-21, complete in 13 fascicles as issued, 3 vignette-titles and 121 lithographs by Louis Haghe after Roberts, in the scarcest form, with original hand-colour, cut to the edge of the image and mounted on card in imitation of water-colours, as issued, engraved map (foxed), bookplate and stamp; loose in the original tan leather backed gilt pictorial cloth boards (occasional minor defects to spines), occasional dusty margins, plates clean and fresh; all housed in modern brown boxes, gilt lettered to spines; a fine set.Provenance : Milltown Park Library Charitable TrustNo publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. Representing the completion of a project begun in 1842, but a discrete work in its own right, Egypt and Nubia was published in three formats between 1846 and 1849, with the deluxe coloured-and-mounted format offered at triple the price of the simplest format.David Roberts, RA (1796-1864), enjoyed a wide popularity in his day for his European views, but it is on the outstanding success of this project that the modern appreciation of his work is based. In August 1838 he arrived in Alexandria to start a carefully planned enterprise. It is claimed that he was the first European to have unlimited access to the mosques in Cairo, under the proviso that he did not commit desecration by using brushes made from hog's bristle. Leaving Cairo, he sailed up the Nile to record the monuments represented in the Egypt & Nubia division of the work, travelling as far as Wadi Halfa and the Second Cataract. At the time of publication it was these views that excited the most widespread enthusiasm. Roberts had already discussed publication of the views with Finden before leaving for the Near East, but on his return both Finden and Murray, who was also approached, baulked at the risks involved in a publication of the size and grandeur envisaged. However, Francis Graham Moon - 'a self-made man from a modest background' (ODNB) who had attracted the attention of the Queen and ventured to r.
Edité par Paris: L. Tenre, 1834., 1834
2 volumes 4to., (10 6/8 x 7 inches). Half-titles. Engraved frontispieces of portraits of Bougainville, Cook, Perouse and Baudin, Beechey, Duperrey, Krusenstern, and Dumont D Urville (lightly spotted). Six folding engraved maps of the world, the Pacific, and island groups in the South Pacific, 276 engraved plates, mostly two images to a page, of views (some light spotting and minor offsetting), wood-engravings in the text throughout. Contemporary calf backed marbled paper boards, gilt (hinges just split at the head of each spine). Provenance: with the bookplate of Frank S. Streeter on each front paste-down, his sale, Christie's, Library of Navigation, Pacific Voyages, Cartography, 16th April 2007, lot 205 First edition of Dumont D Urville's selection of important voyages of discovery from Magellan onwards, illustrated throughout after the engravings found in Cook, Choris, La Perouse etc. The six engraved maps are from Dumont D'Urville's celebrated voyage in the Astrolabe, 1826 1829, 1830 1834). This was an important voyage, and was one in a great series undertaken by the French government in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries for scientific and political purposes. Led by Jules Dumont d'Urville, its intention "was to gain additional information about the principal groups of islands in the Pacific and to augment the mass of scientific data acquired by Louis Duperrey. The Astrolabe sailed south, around the Cape of Good Hope, and arrived at Port Jackson. Proceeding to New Zealand, its coast, especially the southern part of Cook Strait, was surveyed with great care. Tonga and parts of the Fiji Archipeligo were explored, then New Britain, New Guinea, Amboina, Tasmania, Vanikoro, Guam and Java. The return home was by way of Mauritius and the Cape of Good Hope. Huge amounts of scientific materials were collected and published" (Hill). Carte des Iles Hawaii, pour servir au Voyage pittoresque autour du Monde par M. D'Urville, 1834. with an insert of Ile de Oahou (folding) Carte des Iles Taiti, pour servir du Voyage pittoresque autour du Monde par M. D'Urville, 1834 (folding) Carte Generale du Voyage Pittoresque autour du Monde, Sur laquelle l'Oceanie a ete reduite d'apres la Carte de M. D'Urville y sous sa direction (large folding, at end, short tear near mount, some offsetting) Carte des Iles Tonga, pour servir du Voyage pittoresque autour du Monde par M. D'Urville, 1834 (folding) Carte de Nouvelle-Zelande, pour servir du Voyage pittoresque autour du Monde par M. D'Urville, 1835 (folding) Carte Generale de L'Ocean Pacifique, pour servir du Voyage pittoresque autour du Monde par M. D'Urville, 1834 (large folding, some light spotting). Ferguson 1771. Catalogued by Kate Hunter.
Edité par Paris Imprimerie Royale for Pillet Aine -44, 1824
First edition. 12 vols comprising: 8 vols 4to text, plus 4 large folio volumes (1 atlas, 3 of plates), three engraved titles, 354 engraved plates and maps, contemporary green morocco-backed boards, atlas in original blue-green marbled boards, modern morocco-backed fold-over box. A fine fresh set, minor defects noted below. The set comprises: FREYCINET, L.-C. de S. de. Historique, 1825-37. 3 vols: 2 vols 4to text, large folio (49 x 33 cm) plate volume. Atlas: engraved title with integral vignette, 11 pages of letterpress text at back, Table explicative, 12 engraved maps or plans (2 double page) and 100 views, and portraits(41 hand-coloured). Occasional light spotting. QUOY, Jean R.C.; GAIMARD, Joseph P. Zoologie, 1824. 2 vols: 1 vol. 4to text, large folio plate volume . Atlas: engraved title on india paper mounted, 13 pages of letterpress text at back, Table Explicative, 96 engraved plates (77 hand-coloured or printed in colour and finished by hand) after Chazal, A. Prevost. Huet, Taunay, P. Oudart and others, by Coutant and others. The subjects include 27 birds, all coloured, 23 fish, most coloured, crustaceans, mammals, insects and others. Occasional light spotting, corners bumped. GAUDICHAUD, Charles. Botanique, 1826. 2 vols: Text, 1 vol. 4to, plate volume large folio. Plate volume: engraved title 22 pages of letterpress text at back, Table explicative, 120 engraved plates, unsigned but by A. Ploiret fils. The plates include 32 Hawaiian plants and 20 plates of newly described plants from New Holland. FREYCINET, L.-C. de S. de. Navigation et Hydrographie, 1826. 3 vols: Text: 1 vol. bound in 2, 4to; Atlas, large folio (59.5 x 40 cm). Text: 3 engraved plates. Atlas: letterpress title and 1p. Table des cartes et plans, 22 engraved maps and charts, after Duperrey, Labiche and Berard. Original tissue guards. FREYCINET. L.-C. de S. de. Observations du Pendule, 1826. 1 vol. 4to. Half-title, title with wood-engraved vignette. FREYCINET, L.-C. de S. de. Magnetisme terrestre, 1842. 1 vol. 4to. Half-title, one folding engraved map. FREYCINET. L.-C. de S. de. Meteorologie, 1844. 1 vol. 4to. Half-title. A rare complete set of the official account of Freycinet's voyage of scientific exploration. During the nineteenth century, a large part of ornithological interest was taken by the description and discovery of new species. A number of large works were produced in France as a result of scientific expeditions sent out to gather materials to be brought home and described. These works were profusely illustrated with colour plates by the finest artists. One of the most important of these is the present work. The zoological section was written by Quoy and Gaimard. It contains a good deal of ornithological material including 27 fine plates: 'it included, probably 8 10 new species of Australian birds' - Andrew Black et al, British Ornithologists' Club, 2013. 'The Uranie, with a crew of 1123 men, entered the Pacific from the West to make scientific observations on geography, magnetism, and meteorology . the expedition . visited most notably Australia, the Hawaiian Islands, Tonga, and Tierra del Fuego. The original ship wrecked off the Falkland Islands, was replaced by the Physicienne which visited Rio de Janeiro. Captain . Freycinet's wife, Rose, was smuggled on board at the advent of the voyage and made the complete journey, causing a great deal of discord among the crew. Freycinet named an island he discovered after her - Rose Island among the Samoa Island' (Hill). Anker p 44; Hill 425; Ferguson 941; Fine Bird Books p75; Nissen (ZBI), 1425; Sabin 25916; Whittell p260; Wood 349.
Edité par 1755-1776, [Paris], 1755
36 vol. in-folio et un portrait peint de l'auteur, texte entièrement calligraphié d'une écriture fine et lisible, dans un encadrement de simple filet noir (volumes XXV à XXVII) ou de guirlandes florales au pochoir (tous les autres volumes, avec des variantes selon les années), avec des titres ornés ou coloriés à la main, et 24 planches hors-texte (13 tableaux dépliants, 3 cartes en couleurs, 8 planches ou portraits), adjoint au portrait de l'époque en buste de l'auteur, peint sur toile et sous cadre doré ancien, veau fauve marbré du XVIIIe siècle [volumes I-XXIX] ou du XIXe siècle à l'imitation [volumes XXX-XXXVI], dos lisses ornés de semis de grotesques, pièces de titre et de tomaison cerise et prune ou bouteille (à partir du volume XXX), encadrement de triple filet doré sur les plats (volumes I & II seulement), double filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées sur marbrure, contreplats et gardes doublés de papier étoilé doré (dominotage d'Augsbourg pour les volumes I-XXIX (reliure de l'époque). Exceptionnel registre de la correspondance diplomatique active et passive du représentant de l'Electeur de Bavière auprès de la Cour de France. Appartenant à un genre de documents très rarement conservés en mains privées, l'ensemble que nous proposons renferme la presque totalité de la correspondance diplomatique officielle échangée entre la Cour de Bavière et son représentant à la Cour de France de 1755 à 1776, constituant une source de premier ordre pour les relations du Royaume avec le principal Electorat de l'Empire, et ce, entre la Guerre de Sept Ans et les prodromes de la Guerre de Succession de Bavière (1778-1779). La rédaction en est particulièrement soignée, avec une grande homogénéité des graphies et des ornements, ce qui suppose un travail régulier, sans doute confié régulièrement par l'ambassadeur à un secrétaire ou un groupe de secrétaires particuliers. A. Les personnages. 1) Le Prince représenté tout au long de la période couverte par le documents est le dernier Electeur de la branche cadette des Wittelsbach, régnant depuis le XIVe siècle sur la Bavière : Maximilien III Joseph (1727-1777), qui avait succédé en 1745 à son infortuné père Charles [VII, pour l'Empire]. Un des représentants allemands de ce que l'on a appelé le "despotisme éclairé", il hérita surtout du lourd contentieux entre les Maisons de Habsbourg-Lorraine et de Wittelsbach remontant à la candidature de son père à l'Empire contre François de Lorraine, indépendamment même des visées anciennes de l'Autriche sur l'Electorat. Dans cette configuration, l'alliance traditionnelle avec la France apparaissait plus que jamais nécessaire. Bienveillant mais vigilant et autoritaire, il alternera avec son envoyé périodes de flatterie et reproches plus ou moins fondés, en fonction de l'avancement des affaires (surtout financières, où il aime traiter en personne) et du sentiment qu'il a d'être bien informé ou pas (cf. au début de XXIV, l'échange un peu vif sur la nature des rapports transmis par Van Eyck, et le secret de la correspondance particulière entre le Prince et le ministre). A la fin, les relations des deux hommes, patinées par le temps, semblent se transformer en familiarité confiante (Van Eyck s'autorise des remarques, l'Electeur condescend à la plupart de ses demandes). 2) Le Ministre en charge des relations extérieures de la Bavière sur la même période fut surtout Johann Maximilian IV Emanuel von Preysing (1687-1764), qui cumulait les fonctions de Obristhofmeister (depuis 1737, donc avant l'avènement de Maximilien III), Obristkämmerer (1738), et enfin Oberhofmeister (1746), avec la direction des affaires étrangères. Ce fut naturellement d'abord le principal correspondant de Van Eyck, avec le diplomate palatin Johann Adam von Schroff, qui travaillait sous ses ordres. Après la mort subite de Preysing, survenue le 12 mai 1764, il fut remplacé dans le département des affaires étrangères par le comte Johann Joseph Franz Albrecht von Paumgarten (1713-1772), qui en profita pour réorganiser le service bavarois sur le modèle de la France, et reçut en 1766 la charge de Grand Maréchal de la Cour de Munich, en 1767 celle de Grand Chambellan. Ce dernier mourut également de façon subite le 12 mai 1772, après une précédente attaque en avril, ce qui ouvrit une période d'un mois et demi où Van Eyck dut adresser directement ses dépêches à l'Electeur, contre les usages, mais à la demande expresse de Maximilien. A la fin juin, le département des Affaires étrangères fut transmis au comte Josef Franz Maria Ignaz von Seinsheim (1707-1787) qui avait jadis collaboré avec Preysing à la signature du traité franco-bavarois de 1757. Il faut ajouter qu'après la mort de Paumgarten, et jusqu'en 1776, la correspondance directe de Van Eyck et de l'Electeur, souvent non numérotée, et échappant aux secrétaires privés, ne s'interrompit plus, doublant parfois curieusement les dépêches officielles adressées au ministre. Elle se montre particulièrement nourrie pour toutes les matières sensibles touchant la maison de Wittelsbach elle-même. Il est difficile de dire si une intimité plus forte s'était établie entre le Souverain et l'un de ses plus anciens représentants à l'étranger, mais le fait mérite d'être noté. 3) Le représentant enfin, dont nous présentons la correspondance, fait partie des plus beaux exemples de longévité en poste : en effet, Maximilian Emanuel Franz Van Eyck, né en septembre 1711 dans une famille des Pays-Bas fut d'abord au service d'Espagne jusqu'en 1743, avant de passer à celui des Wittelsbach. Il fut d'abord le représentant à Paris de Jean-Théodore de Wittelsbach, cardinal de Bavière (1703-1763) et Prince-évêque de Liège de 1744 à sa mort. Ce fut lui qui recommanda Van Eyck à son neveu l'Electeur, et ce dernier le prit comme "envoyé extraordinaire" (les représentations entre la France et la Bavière n'ont pas le rang d'ambassade) à partir de février 1755, en remplacement du baron de Grewenbroch. Il demeura en poste jusqu'au 20 octobre 17.
Nuremberg et Amsterdam principalement. Extrême fin XVIIème - début XIXème siècle. Format oblong in-Plano 54x64 cm. Recueil de cartes anciennes rassemblées et reliées au début du XIXème siècle. La majorité des cartes (COLOREES !) sont l'oeuvre de Frédéric de Witt d'Amsterdam et de Jean-Baptiste Homann (et ses héritiers) de Nuremberg (soit fin XVIIème - première moitié XVIIIème siècle). Des cartes non colorées et plus récentes d'origine française pour la plupart (seconde moitié du XVIIIème siècle et dans de rares cas début du XIXème siècle) ont été intercalées à la suite de chaque pays ou région. Cet ensemble exceptionnel représente ainsi 193 feuillets in-plano portant une ou plusieurs cartes, plans ou vues. Différentes numérotations à la plume laissent supposer que plusieurs ouvrages différents de moindre envergure ont servi à la constitution de cet ensemble imposant. Celui-ci se présente actuellement dans une reliure utilitaire en demi-parchemin à coins du XIXème siècle. Traces d'usage sur la reliure et poussière sur la tranche des cartes, quelques feuillets légèrement brunis, sinon contenu en bon état général. CONTENU : Europe (Frédéric de Witt) / Espagne et Portugal (Frédéric de Witt) / Portugal (Frédéric de Witt) / carte routière dépliante d'Espagne et du Portugal (Hubert Jaillot 1793) / France (Frédéric de Witt) / France (Delafosse 1782) / Pays-Bas (Frédéric de Witt) / Belgique (Frédéric de Witt) / Frise (Frédéric de Witt) / Groningue (Frédéric de Witt) / Overyssel (Frédéric de Witt) / Geldre (Frédéric de Witt) / Zutphanice (Frédéric de Witt) / Région d'Utrecht (Frédéric de Witt) / Hollande (Frédéric de Witt) / Sud de la Hollande (Frédéric de Witt) / Région de Delft (Frédéric de Witt) / Région d'Amsterdam (Frédéric de Witt) / Nord de la Hollande (Frédéric de Witt) / Zélande (Frédéric de Witt) / Nord des Pays-Bas (Mr. Janvier 1780) / Sud des Pays-Bas (Mr. Janvier) / Belgique (Frédéric de Witt) / Flandre (Frédéric de Witt) / Artois (Frédéric de Witt) / Brabant (Frédéric de Witt) / Evêché de Cambrais (Frédéric de Witt) / Région de Namur (Frédéric de Witt) / Duché du Luxembourg (Frédéric de Witt) / Limbourg (Frédéric de Witt) / Evêché de Liège (Frédéric de Witt) / Région de Campen et Bruxelles (Frédéric de Witt) / Westphalie (Frédéric de Witt) / Route des Pays-Bas vers l'Italie / Italie antique (Guillaume de l'Isle 1715) / Italie au temps d'Auguste (Matthieu Seutter) / Italie (De la Marche 1778) / Lombardie occidentale (Robert) / Lombardie orientale (Robert) / Italie, Corse et Sardaigne (Frédéric de Witt) / Cours du Pô (1734) / Piémont et Montferrat en 2 planches (Gabriel Bodenehr) / Région de Nice (vers 1744) / Théâtre de la guerre entre la France et l'Italie / Duché de Milan (Jean-Baptiste Homann) / Parmes et Plaisance (héritiers Homann 1731) / Modène et Reggio (Matthieu Seutter) / République de Gênes avec plan et vue de la ville en 1743 (héritiers Homann) / Région du Mont-Blanc (M.A.P.) / Duché de Mantoue (héritiers Homann 1735) / Territoire de Vérone (Jean Jansson) / Plans des opérations de guerre en Italie en 1742 et 1743 (héritiers Homann) / Plans des forts de Fuentès, du château de Serravalle, des villes de Novarre, Crémone, Tortone, Casale et Pavie (atelier Homann) / Vue du château de Colorno près de Parme et du combat du 4 juin 1734 (atelier Homann) / Plan du passage de la Secchia et de la bataille de Guastalla en 1734 (héritiers Homann) / Plans des villes de Côme, Lodi, Picighitone, Crémone, Valence et Alexandrie (Gabriel Bodenehr) / Etats de l'Eglise, Toscane et Corse (Robert) / Corse (de Saint-Angelo) / Latium (héritiers Homann 1745) / Patrimoine de Saint-Pierre (héritiers Homann 1745) / Nord du royaume de Naples (Jaillot 1781) / Sud du royaume de Naples (Jaillot 1781) / Sicile (Frédéric de Witt) / Sicile et Sardaigne (Homann) / Malte (Frédéric de Witt) / Plans des villes de Florence, Pise, Ancone, Rome, Bologne, Sienne, Lucques, Capoue, Naples, Galliupoli, Tarente, Messine, Palerme ( Cornelis Danckerts) / Saint-Empire (Delamarche 1792) / Allemagne vers 1804 (Jean Walchs) / Cercle de la Bavière en 1796 (Jean Walchs) / Région de Munich (héritiers Homann 1743) / Cercle de Souabe en 1803 (Jean Walchs) / Région d'Ulm (Jean-Baptiste Homann) / Marquisat de Burgow (Matthieu Seutter) / Evêché de Freysingen (Matthieu Seutter) / Archevêché de Salzbourg (Jean-Baptiste Homann) / Tyrol (Gérard Valk) / Suisse (Weiss) / Cours du Rhin (Frédéric de Witt) / Cours du Danube (Gérard Valk) / Hongrie (Frédéric de Witt) / Hongrie et pays voisins jusqu'à Constantinople / Région de Posen en Hongrie (héritiers Homann 1757) / Hongrie et Serbie (2 petites cartes) / Ancienne Pannonie & Illyrie et Transylvanie (2 petites cartes) / Plan et vue de la ville de Temeswar (Matthieu Seutter) / Plan de Belgrade (Gabriel Bodenehr) et fortifications de la ville / Valachie et Bulgarie (2 petites cartes) / Moldavie et Pays slaves (2 petites cartes) / Vallachie et Moldavie (héritiers Homann 1769) / Croatie et Bosnie (2 petites cartes) / Dalmatie et Podolie - Bessarabie (2 petites cartes) / Dalmatie (R. P. Coronelli) / Canal de Cattaro avec les plans des villes et forts de Castelnuovo, Risano et Prevesa (5 petites cartes) / Golfe de Prevesa (4 petites cartes) / Plans d'Urana, Carin, Nadin, Duare, etc. (9 petites vues) / Coron, Calamata, Zarnata, etc. (9 petites vues) / Canal de Corfou, îles de Céphalonie, Zante, etc. (9 petites cartes et vues) / Plan et vue de l'île et ville de Corfou (Matthieu Seutter) / Ville de Corfou et environ (Jean-Baptiste Homann) / Siège de Corfou en 1716 (Jean-Baptiste Homann) / Achaïe antique et moderne (Jean-Baptiste Homann) / Empire Turque (Jean Lhuilier) / Grèce (Hugo Allardt) / Nord de la Grèce (héritiers Homann) / Péloponèse (héritiers Homann) / Mer Noire et région de Constantinople (T. C. Lotter) / Candie (Crète) (Frédéric de Witt) / Carte et vue de Candie (N.Visscher) / Candie et îles de la Mer Egée (Jean-Baptiste Homann) / Opérations militaires de la guerre entre Turcs, Hongrois et Po.
Edité par Amsterdam: P. Mortier, 1700., 1700
Folio (25 x 20 inches). Letterpress title-page, 5 pages of preliminaries in French. One double-page and folding chart (of the north coast of Africa), 22 double page charts, and 11 full-page charts, all with EXCEPTIONALLY FINE HAND-COLOURING IN FULL (one or two creases, one or two minor and discreet repairs to verso, two maps a bit browned). Modern fine red morocco, gilt, antique by Trevor Lloyd. Provenance: with the purple ink library stamp of the Bibliotheek Inst. St. Louis. Oudenbosch at the foot of the title-page. The full title: "Suite du Neptune Francois, ou Atlas Nouveau des Cartes Marines. Levees par ordre expres des Roys de Portugal. Sous qui on a fait la Decouverte de l'Afrique &c. Et donnees au Public par les soins de Feu Monsieur de D'Ablancourt. Dans lequel on voit la description exacte de toutes les Cotes du Monde, du Detroit de Gibraltar, de la Mer Oceane Meridionale ou Ethiopiene, de la Mer des Indes, Orientales, & Occidentales &c. Ou sont exactement marquees les routes qu'il faut tenir, les Bancs de sables, Rochers & Basses d'eau; & generalement tout ce qui concerne la Navigation. Le tout fait sur les Observations et l'experience des plus habiles Ingenieurs et Pilotes. First edition of the third part of Mortier's pirated edition of Jaillot's "Neptune Francois" containing charts of outer-European waters prepared for King Pedro II of Portugal who was at that time supporting France and Spain in the War of Spanish Succession (1701-1714). These spectacularly beautiful maps include a magnificent world map "Carte Generale de Toutes les Costes du Monde et les Pays Nouvellement Decouvert"; fifteen maps of the coast of Africa, including a superb double-page and folding map of the north coast and the Mediterranean with three insets of the Strait of Gibralta, Algiers and Triplo; two maps of the Red Sea; two maps of the East Indies and one of the Pacific showing the northern coastline of Australia, with an inset of the southern coast; and the following maps of the Americas: "Le Golfe de Mexique, et les Isles Voisine"; Carte de la Mer Meridional Contenant une partie des Costes de L'Afrique et de L'Amerique Meridionale et les Isles qui les Environs Dresse sue les Relations les plus Nouvelles"; "Carte Nouvelle de L'Amerique Angloise Contenant La Virginie, Mary-Land, Caroline, Pensilvania Nouvelle Iorck, N. Iarsey N: France, et Les Terres Nouvellement Decouverte"; "Carte Particuliere de Virginie, Maryland, Pennsilvanie, la Nouvelle Jersey"; "Carte Particuliere de Isthmus, ou Daien, qui comprend le Golfe Panama &c, Cartegena,et les Isles Aux Environs"; "Carte General de la Caroline"; "Carte Particuliere de la Caroline"; "Mer du Sud ou Pacifique, Contenant l'Isle de Californe, les Costes de Mexique, du Perou, Chili et le Destroit de Magellanique"; "Carte Particuliere de L'Amerique Septentrionale, ou sont comris le Detroit de Davids, le Droit de Hudseon"; and "Le Canada ou Partie dela Nouvelle France, Contenant la Terre de Labrador la Nouvelle France, Les Isles de Terre Nuevre, de Nostre Dame". "The Neptune Franois. was the most expensive sea-atlas ever published in Amsterdam in the 17th century. Its charts are larger and more lavishly decorated than those of any preceding book of its kind. In 1700, Mortier brought out a third volume with charts of the outer-European waters. Suite du Neptune Francois. Apart from the first volume which had a second edition in 1703, none of the atlases was republished. This magnificent work was intended more as a show-piece than something to be used by the pilots at sea" (Koeman). Koeman IV, 7. Catalogued by Kate Hunter.
Edité par Christopher Plantin for the author,, Antwerp,, 1598
The last 'Theatrum' published in French Folio (443 by 290 mm). Text in French. Engraved allegorical title-page, with magnificent contemporary hand-colour in full, heightened with gold, portrait of Ortelius, 169 maps by Frans Hogenberg and others on 122 copper-plates and printed on 119map-sheets, including a World Map and maps of each of the four Continents, each map richly embellished with figural cartouches, arms, sailing ships, sea monsters, and deities, all with superb contemporary hand-colour in full, mounted on guards, contemporary full calf. The last edition of Ortelius' 'Theatrum' to be published in French, first published in that language in 1572 with only 70 maps on 53 map-sheets. The world map used in this edition is printed from Ortelius's third and final 'Typus orbis terrarium' plate (Shirley 122:3-1), which more accurately charts the southwest coastline of South America and shows the Solomon Islands for the first time. "All the elements of the modern atlas were brought to publication in Abraham Ortelius' 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'. This substantial undertaking assembled. the best available maps of the world by the most renowned and up-to-date geographers. each of Ortelius' maps was engraved specifically for his atlas according to uniform formats" (Shirley). Ortelius (1527-15980 first published his 'Theatrum ' in 1570, although he had already been selling maps and charts for more than twenty years. An astute businessman native to Antwerp, Ortelius sourced the best current maps, re-engraved them in a uniform format, and published them together with explanatory text in one volume. Embarking on his chosen career at an early age, Ortelius was 19 when he joined the Guild of St. Luke as an 'afsetter', "or colourist of maps and prints. He seems to have reached a very advanced level of skill in this craft, as some customers continued to insist on buying atlases coloured by him personally at a time when he had already developed into a publisher and cartographer/merchant Ortelius [also] became a trader in books, prints and maps. Much of this trading had to do with the house of Plantin [subsequently publisher of the 'Theatrum'] Soon he was attending the book fair in Frankfurt to buy and sell books, maps and prints for others as well as for himself. He first met Gerard Mercator there in 1554, which marked the state of a life-long professional relationship and personal friendship " (van den Broecke page 14). Ortelius is known to have travelled extensively through France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Italy, England and Ireland, and command of several languages, which no doubt inspired him to publish his 'Theatrum' in Latin, German, Flemish, French, Spanish, English and Italian, bringing it to the widest possible audience. The publication of his atlas brought him great wealth and success. In 1574 Ortelius retained the position of Royal Cosmographer to Phillip II and was given a fine gold necklace, worth 1000 ducats. Between 1570 and 1612 the atlas was published in 42 editions. Provenance: 1. Seventeenth-century engraved armorial bookplate on the verso of the title-page above an early woodcut portrait of Ortelius, and inscribed "Sophistus est Hic Abrahamius Ortelius Antverpia in temple St. Michaelis conspienio per ipsius offigiem epitaphio", referring to Ortelius' epitaph on his tombstone in Antwerp; early 20th-century engraved numismatic bookplate in Greek on the front paste-down Alden & Landis 598/75. Burden 39 and 64; JCB (3) I:365; Koeman Ort 32; see PMM 91 (1570 edition); Sabin 57693; Shirley 122; Tooley Maps and Map-Makers p.30.
Edité par (In fine, colophon:) Antonius Koberger Nuremberge impressit. duodecima mensis Julii. Anno salutis 1493 (Norimberga, Koberger,1493),, 1493
Membre d'association : ILAB
Etat : molto buono. in-folio gr. (448x305 mm), ff. 326 (su 328, mancano 2 fogli bianchi in fine presenti il f. CCLXI bianco con la sola indicazione del numero di pagina in alto a destra, e il f. bianco n.n. corrispondente al 326); così disposti: ff. (20), CCLXVI, (5), CCLXVII-CCXCIX, (1). Sontuosa legatura del XVIII secolo in marocchino granata, ricca bordura ai piatti e dentelle interna, il tutto impresso in oro; al piatto anteriore armi reali di Francia sormontate da corona e circondate da rami d'alloro, al dorso gigli di Francia e ricchi fregi, (conservata entro elegante astuccio e scatola). Testo su due colonne in car. gotico, iniziali a pennello in inchiostro rosso e blu nella "Tabula operis", grande iniziale filigranata al foglio I. Prima edizione (una seconda, con il testo tedesco, uscì nell'Ottobre dello stesso anno) della celebre Cronaca di Norimberga, il più grande figurato del Quattrocento: la sua straordinaria illustrazione si compone di ben 1809 silografie di vari formati (molte a piena pagina ed alcune su doppio foglio, alcune ripetute) opera di Michael Wohlgemuth, il noto maestro di Dürer e di Wil. Pleydenwurff. Studi recenti confermano che il giovane Albrecht Dürer lavorò ad alcune delle illustrazioni dell'opera. Soggetti sono tratti dal Vecchio e Nuovo Testamento, dalla storia classica e medioevale, nonché, in gran numero, da vedute topografiche delle città europee (molte di fantasia e varie reali nel XV sec., stupende). Comprende pure due carte geografiche su doppio foglio: un planisfero tolemaico e un'Europa centrale. L'illustrazione parte dalle varie fasi della creazione dell'universo, alla costruzione dell'Arca di Noé, a quella della Torre di Babele, ritratti di profeti e personaggi storici, vedute di città, raffigurazioni di cataclismi divini o naturali, fenomeni vari e mostri, comete ed eclissi di sole e di luna, torture varie, l'Anticristo e la Danza della Morte. Il testo dello Schedel descrive, in ordine cronologico, la storia degli avvenimenti del mondo dalla creazione all'anno 1493, ivi compreso un discusso passaggio sulla scoperta dell'America al f. 290 v. Si tratta senza dubbio del più bel libro di ogni epoca. Esemplare di illustre provenienza: al contropiatto anteriore ex libris del Conte Sergei Grigor'evich Stroganov (1794-1882), membro di una delle storiche famiglie della Russia; si distinse per la diffusione della cultura ricoprendo importanti incarichi nell'Amministrazione di Mosca. Magnifico esemplare con ampi margini. (Un ininfluente forellino di tarlo nel margine inferiore bianco dei primi 60 fogli). Timbro della "Imperial Tomsk University Library" nel margine del primo f. e al verso del medesimo. (breeee/bbteee) HC 14508. Goff S-307. BMC II, 437. Fairfax Murray Collection, n. 394, pp.628-633. IGI 8828. Proctor 2084. Vaticana S-133.
Edité par Reinier and Joshua Ottens, Amsterdam, 1730
No Binding. Etat : Fine. "The large wall Map of America by Frederick de Wit, first published in 1662, here in its final state by Reinier and Josua Ottens of ca 1730. A Cartographical Landmark of America. Only two copies known. Not in the British Library. Not in American institutional collections. Printed on six sheets, total size 101.5 x 124 cm. Pristine condition. Strong and even imprint of the copperplates. Attractive original contemporary hand color by the publishing house. A very large and detailed wall map of the new world, here in its final state with completely updated geographic rendering of the original colonies, at a time of rapid discoveries and settlements inland. While nearly all wall maps suffer from severe damage, this example is in perfect condition. An impressive showpiece of exceptional rarity and historical importance. This map of America constitutes the final state of the set of wall maps of the four continents, first published by the successful Amsterdam publisher and map seller Frederick de Wit (1629-1706). Only the Europe map carries De Wit s impressum and the date 1662 (example in Sächsisches Hauptstaatsarchiv, Dresden). Of this set of wall maps, the America (1662 1st state examples in Boston Public Library and Dresden) was re-issued in 1672, showing De Wit s address with this 1672 date (2nd state, Burden s 1st state; examples i.a. in National Maritime Museum, Greenwich and Town Hall of Enkhuizen). Both of these early states show for the Great Lakes one big lake only, open to the west. The copperplates went through a new issue in 1700 (3rd state, Burden s 2nd state; examples i.a. University Library, Amsterdam and Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya, Barcelona). The folio map by Sanson played an important role in the revision of the geography. In Nova Francia, five lakes are now shown in the region of the Great Lakes, with the two westernmost lakes only partly drawn. In 1710, a few years after the death of Frederick de Wit, a fund auction was held by his widow, including the sales of the copperplates of the four continents. They came in the possession of Pieter Mortier (1661-1711) who did not use them. In 1721, the copperplates were sold in auction by the heirs of his widow, and were acquired by the Ottens publishing house in Amsterdam. The brothers Reinier and Joshua Ottens worked in partnership in de Weerelt Kaart (In the World Map) on the Nieuwendijk, from 1726 until Reinier s death in 1750. With this address also appeared a re-issue of De Wit s wall maps of the four continents. (4th state, Burden s 3rd state). Burden mentions two examples of the America map (present whereabouts unknown) with a French title panel and the impressum of the Ottens brothers. Josua and Reinier Ottens were not satisfied with the outdated geography of the America map. The copperplates went through a complete make-over transformation and the geographical content was substantially updated and changed. Many modifications were based on America maps published by Guillaume de l Isle, including the Carte du Canada de la Nouvelle France (1703 and later). The Hudson Bay with neighboring areas and the Great Lakes region were heavily transformed, as was the Mississippi Valley. Notable is the insertion of the Rivière Longue, a fictitious western tributary of the Mississippi that was introduced by Baron de Lahontan in 1703. On the De Wit states of 1662, 1672 and even 1700, the east coast of North America is dominated by Dutch toponyms, based on the early Dutch explorations and the Dutch province of New Netherland. The states of 1662 and 1672 even ignore the British colony of New England altogether, that British colony is not recognized by the Dutch at the time, in contrast to Virginia. The 1700 state does introduce N. ANGLIA, but still retains Nieu Nederland and Nieu Amsterdam, and dozens of Dutch names, even though it had been conquered by the British decades earlier. In this final state, New Netherland has disappeared. Little trace is left of the earlier Dutch.
Edité par Panckoucke 1821-1829, 1821
Etat : Très bon. 24 tomes de texte en 26 volumes in-8 et 11 volumes grand in-folio d'atlas (10 de planches et un atlas géographique).Demi-veau bleu glacé, dos lisses avec titres et tomaison en lettres dorées, plats recouverts de papier marbré bleu (reliure de Tessier relieur et doreur se S.A.R. le Duc d'Orléans, avec son étiquette au contreplat supérieur du volume Antiquités 1). (Dos des atlas refaits, plats conservés avec quelques restaurations de papier ; rares rousseurs légères, frontispice restauré).SECONDE EDITION de ce monument de l'histoire du livre comprenant 994 planches.L'ouvrage comprend: Texte: Antiquités. Description - 5 volumes. Antiquités. Mémoires - 4 volumes illustrés de 13 tableaux, 5 planches et 1 carte. Etat Moderne - 8 tomes en 10 volumes illustrés de 45 planches (en 25 feuilles), 17 tableaux (en 17 feuilles) et 2 cartes (ancienne et comparée de l'Egypte, - de la Basse-Egypte). Histoire Naturelle - 6 volumes illustrés de 2 tableaux (en 4 feuilles) et 1 planche. Explication des planches - 1 volume Atlas: Antiquités - 5 volumes illustrés du frontispice, 420 planches (compris le portrait de Louis XVIII) et un tableau. Etat Moderne - 2 volumes illustrés de 189 planches sur 181 feuilles. Histoire Naturelle - 2 tomes en 3 volumes illustrés de 245 planches. Atlas géographique - 1 volume illustré de 53 cartes et planches dont titre gravé à double page.Soit un total de 908 planches in-folio, auxquelles il faut rajouter l'illustration des volumes in8, soit 3 cartes, 32 tableaux et 51 planches.Très bel exemplaire.La Description de l'Egypte est le résultat de la collaboration des savants, artistes et techniciens qui suivirent Bonaparte en Egypte. C'est L'OUVRAGE LE PLUS MONUMENTAL JAMAIS CONSACRE A UN PEUPLE. Monge et Denou en furent les maîtres d'?uvre.Votée par le Directoire en avril 1798, l'expédition militaire en Egypte menée par Bonaparte se double d'une expédition scientifique.Pour cela, Bonaparte crée une commission des sciences et des arts composée de savants et experts ; au total, 167 personnes, toutes disciplines confondues, vont faire partie de l'expédition : physiciens, peintres, naturalistes, dessinateurs, mathématiciens, astronomes, géographes, architectes, sculpteurs, hommes de lettres, imprimeurs, etc. parmi lesquels Jacques Barraband, Geoffroy Saint Hilaire, Jules-César Savigny, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Vivant Denon, Conté, Méchain, etc. Deux mois après leur arrivée en Egypte, Bonaparte crée l'Institut d'Egypte dans le but de consigner, reproduire et répertorier les travaux et recherches des savants dans les domaines multiples et variés de l'antiquité, l'architecture, la langue, l'artisanat, la musique, l'industrie, la minéralogie, la médecine, etc. Malgré tous les obstacles, l'expédition réussit à ramener une quantité de documents impressionnante et inédite. C'est grâce à la compétence de tous ces hommes que cette ?uvre monumentale a pu voir le jour.Publiée tout d'abord en 1809, la Description de l'Egypte ou Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française se divise en 4 grandes sections : l'Egypte Ancienne (antiquités), l'Egypte Moderne, l'l'Histoire Naturelle et la géographie.La seconde édition, dite de Panckoucke, de plus petit format, parut entre 1821 et 1829.La Description de l'Egypte ou Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française CONSTITUE AUJOURD'HUI ENCORE UNE SOURCE DOCUMENTAIRE DE PREMIER ORDRE, nombre d'édifices représentés sur les planches ayant été complètement détruits par la suite.Atabey, 343 (1st edition) ; Brunet, II, 617. // ENGLISH // 24 parts in 26 volumes, 8vo, and 11 volumes, large folio including 10 of plates and one atlas. Quarter blue glazed calf, flat spines with titles and volume numberung gilt, blue marbled paper boards (binding by Tessier relieur et doreur de S.A.R. le Duc d'Orléans, with his label pasted on front end paper of volume Antiquités 1). (Modern spines, boards preserved with small restorations of paper. Very light and scattered foxing, frontispiece restored).SECOND EDITION of this monumental work illustrated with 994 platestogether with 3 maps, 32 tables and 51 plates for the text volumes.The set consists of :Text:Antiquités Description - 5 volumes.Antiquités Mémoires - 4 volumes illustrated with 13 tables, 5 plates and one map.Etat Moderne - 8 parts in 10 volumes illustrated with 45 plates (on 25 sheets), 17 tables (on 17 sheets) and 2 maps (ancienne et comparée de l'Egypte, - de la Basse-Egypte).Histoire Naturelle - 6 volumes illustrated with 2 tables (on 4 sheees) and 1 plate.Explication des planches - 1 volume Atlas:Antiquités - 5 volumes illustrated with the frontispice, 420 plates (including the portrait of Louis XVIII) and one table (Tableau synoptique des constellations semblables dans les différents planisphères, generaly bound in the volume of text Antiquités Mémoires 8).Etat Moderne - 2 volumes illustrated with 189 plates on 181 sheets.Histoire Naturelle - 2 parts in 3 volumes illustrated with 245 plates.Atlas géographique - 1 volume illustrated with 53 maps and plates including an engraved double-page title.The Description de l'Egypte is the result of the collaboration between scholars, artists and experts who followed Bonaparte in Egypt, and THE MOST MONUMENTAL WORK EVER DEDICATED TO A POPULATION. Monge and Denou were the prime contractors.The expedition to Egypt led by Bonaparte in 1798 was not only a military expedition but also a scientific expedition.To this end, a commission of Sciences and Arts of Egypt composed of scholars and experts was created, bringing together 167 people : draughtsmen, painters, naturalists, mathematicians, astronomers, physicists, geographers, architects, sculptors, writers, printers, ., including Jacques Barraband, Geoffroy Saint Hilaire, Jules-Cesar Savigny, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Vivant Denon, Conte Méchain. All these experts and scholars undertook an extensive s.
Edité par Antuerpiae, in Officina Platiniana, Actoris aere e cura, MDXCII (1592),, 1592
Membre d'association : ILAB
Etat : molto buono. in-folio (mm.480x300), 3 parti in un vol., titolo generale inc. entro bordura con fig. allegoriche, ritratto di Ortelio inc. da Ph. Galle, 10 fogli a stampa preliminari con dedica e indici, 134 carte geografiche inc. su doppia pag.(108 carte di geografia moderna e 26 carte Tolemaiche per il Parergon, preceduto da 4 ff. preliminari con titolo fig. inc.). Ogni carta ha testo descrittivo a stampa al verso del foglio. Segue la terza parte: ''Nomenclator Ptolemaicus, omnia locorum vocabula.'' di pp.77, (9). Solida ed elegante leg. moderna in pieno marocch. bruno che conserva la parte centrale, con fregi a secco, dei due piatti della leg. originale cinquecentesca. I due titoli figurati e le 134 carte geogr. sono in bella e brillante colorazione di mano strettamente coeva. Esemplare completo e genuino, con ampi margini, complessivamente ben conservato, di questo famoso monumento cinquecentesundefined (0 x 0), co della cartografia (primo titolo inc. con lievi restauri nei margini bianchi, lievi bruniture o aloni in vari fogli). Edizione tra le più ricche di tavole. La prima del 1570 conteneva solamente 53 carte. ''This is an edition of the Theatrum with all the additional material belonging to him''(Koeman). Nell'ultima ediz. 1612 venne aggiunta la parte quinta e il totale delle carte giunse al numero di 154. Esemplare assai bello in ottima colorazione coeva. Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, III, Ort. 27b. Book.
Edité par Alberti Henrici, Impensis Authoris & Cornelii Nicolai, The Hague, 1599
Edition originale Signé
Etat : Good. Folio (308 x 205 mm) ; vélin souple contemporain, titre du manuscrit sur le dos, initiale H manuscrite sur la couverture supérieure. Extrait de la collection de Louis Rey (1931-2010), célèbre scientifique, inventeur et explorateur dont les recherches dans le Grand Nord ont été le point de départ de grandes percées technologiques et écologiques. 4 feuillets préliminaires comprenant la page de titre gravée avec une grande vignette, armoiries gravées, dédicace et la préface avec le portrait gravé de Linschoten, 124 pp. - 45 p., (3) p. Index - 43 cartes et planches à double page, certaines dépliantes. PREMIÈRE ÉDITION LATINE de cet ouvrage très influent de Jan Huygen Linschoten (1563-1611) contenant toutes les connaissances et les apprentissages relatifs aux Indes orientales et occidentales à la fin du XVIe siècle. Traduit à partir de documents espagnols et portugais sur la navigation et la géographie, cet ouvrage a servi de stimulus direct à la construction des vastes empires anglais et néerlandais d'outre-mer. En tant qu'aide à la navigation, il était si apprécié qu'un exemplaire était remis à chaque navire naviguant vers les Indes. Attaché au service de Vicente Fonseca, archevêque de Goa, Linschoten s'embarqua avec lui pour les Indes. Au cours de diverses missions, il recueillit de nombreuses informations sur les îles et les côtes de l'océan Indien. Ce récit, annoté par Bernard Paludanus, abonde en détails sur la géographie, les m?urs, les usages, la production, la flore et la faune. des pays visités. Il est illustré de gravures en taille douce et de cartes dont la "Charte hydrographique de la navigation des Hollandois es Isles Orientales" et la ville de Goa. De retour en Hollande après la mort de Vicente Fonseca, Linschoten repartit en 1594 avec l'expédition menée par les Hollandais pour découvrir un passage de la Chine par le nord-ouest. Cet ouvrage constitue un des plus importants récits de voyages dans les Indes, l'Orient, l'Afrique portugaise. Traduit en latin en 1599, on le trouve également réuni aux Petits voyages de Jean Théodor de Bry. Brunet III, 1091; Graesse IV, 219 ; Borba de Moraes, p. 489; Sabin 41369. // ENGLISH // Folio (308 by 205 mm) ; contemporary limp vellum, manuscript title on spine, handwritten initial H on upper cover. From the collection of Louis Rey (1931-2010), a famous scientist, inventor and explorer whose research in the Far North was the starting point for major technological and ecological breakthroughs. 4 preliminary leaves including engraved title page with large vignette, engraved Coat of Arms, dedication and preface with engraved portrait of Linschoten, 124 pp. - 45 pp., (3) pp. Index - 43 double-page maps and plates, some folding. Some leaves browned, some soiling, double-page folding map of Angra (p114) bound upside down.FIRST LATIN EDITION of this highly influential work by Jan Huygen Linschoten (1563-1611) containing all the knowledge and learning relating to the East and West Indies at the end of the sixteenth century. Translated from Spanish and Portuguese documents on navigation and geography, it served as a direct stimulus to the building of the vast English and Dutch overseas empires. As a navigational aid, it was so highly esteemed that a copy was given to each ship sailing for the Indies. Attached to the service of Vicente Fonseca, Archbishop of Goa, Linschoten (1562-1611) sailed with him to India in the early 1580's. During various missions, he gathered a great deal of information about the islands and coasts of the Indian Ocean. The account provides a wealth of details about the geography, customs, uses, production, flora and fauna. of the countries visited. It is illustrated with 43 double-page plates and maps, including two large plans of the cities of Goa and Angra.Returning to the Netherlands after the death of Vicente Fonseca, Linschoten set out again in 1594 with the expedition led by the Dutch cartographer Willem Barentz to discover a passage to China through Siberia. First published in Dutch in 1596 (Amsterdam, Corn. Clasz), Linschoten's Navigatio ac Itinerarium is one of the most important accounts of journeys to the Indies, the East, Portuguese Africa. It is also found in the Petits voyages of Jean Théodor de Bry.Brunet III, 1091; Graesse IV, 219 ; Borba de Moraes, p. 489; Sabin 41369.
Date d'édition : 1511
Membre d'association : ILAB
Etat : molto buono. In 8- (154x101) 64 carte non numerate. Legatura in maroccino rosso del XIX secolo marocchino con piatti riccamente ornati firmato "E. 1845 "Niedree. Sguardie ornate da arabesquein oro. Dorso in 6 scomparti dorati, dentelle. In una custodia di tela verde. La segnatura A ? H8 è stampata separatamente in xilografia; esemplare completo dell'ultima carta bianca: H6r bianca, sul colophon H6v "Opera di Giouanniandrea Liauassore idem Liadagnino: Stampate nouamente nella inclita citta di Uinegia Laos Deo". H7r bianco, H7v xilografia: incoronazione della Vergine, H8 bianco. L'opera è considerata il primo e unico blockbook italiano, ad eccezione della Passione stampata intorno al 1450; la sua tradizione iconografica risale ai manoscritti intitolati Biblia pauperum dei primi del XIV secolo. Questa è una delle pochissime copie esistenti delle prime quattro edizioni, con il testo in gotico che riempie tutto il foglio intorno all'immagine dell'Incoronazione della Vergine. Questa edizione deriva da quelle olandesi di 40 fogli pubblicate alla fine del XV secolo, ma con una diversa composizione. L'Opera nova contemplativa contrappone più semplicemente una scena dell'Antico e del Nuovo Testamento su pagine opposte. L'iconografia comprende 120 xilografie: 80 scene tratte dell'Antico Testamento con testo integrale nel registro superiore (circa 134 x 82 mm), 40 scene dal Nuovo Testamento (116 x 73 mm) decorate con due bordure di trifogli gotici, blocco separato di corrispondenti testi e figure di profeti in una finestra ad arco (28 x 84 mm) stampata nel registro inferiore in basso), una xilografia a pagina intera dell'Incoronazione della Vergine, due bordi a corda a tutta pagina xilografia a intaglio bianco-nero usati per il titolo e colophon. Le scene del Nuovo Testamento si distinguono per le loro dimensioni più piccole, l'uso dei bordi decorativi del bordo del trifoglio e il blocco separato nel registro inferiore contenente i due profeti. Il testo presenta i Vangeli come il compimento delle Scritture: eventi profetici e storici dell'Antico Testamento sono abbinati a scene parallele della Vita e Passione di Cristo. Ottantatre tagli sono copiati dalle edizioni olandesi di 40 fogli, 27 tagli sono disegni italiani e altri 10 sono tratti dalla Piccola Passione di Dürer, pubblicata per la prima volta nel 1511 con due dei tagli datati 1509 e 1510. Vavassore ha ridotto il numero di figure e dettagli nei tagli di Dürer per adattarsi alla piccola scala del libro. Si dice che le composizioni italiane siano state tagliate dopo i disegni di Bellini, Carpaccio e altri, ma lo stile, come sottolinea Essling, è chiaramente influenzato dalla tradizione del tedesco Fonnschneider, in particolare nel trattamento angolare del drappeggio. Schreiber fornisce un'analisi approfondita e un confronto di ogni taglio con il suo precursore. Forse la più nota delle quattro o cinque copie di questo primissimo numero: il taglio di Daniel nella tana di Lion sulla foglia F7r è stampato sottosopra, come solo in un'altra copia, ex Tessier, descritta da Essling. Dalle biblioteche di Robert Hoe, (monogramma; Anderson Galleries, 24 aprile 1911 Parte I, lotto 274) e di Otto Schäfer (marchio OS 496 su carta fine posteriore libera, Sotheby's, asta 1994). La copia è stata lavata e pressata, con residui e macchie residue; strappo interno su B3 e tacche sul bordo anteriore di F4 ? F6 riparato con cura; carta sulla parte inferiore destra della foglia E8v spiegazzata e così stampata. Rilegatura leggermente sfregata; estremità frontale in marmo libero Essling 206; Sander 1006; Rava 1006*, p1 306-307; Schreiber IV 105-113; Pollard/Perrins 251 (2d issue); De Marinis 136; Hind 1:240. The first and only Italian Blockbook: the so called BIBLIA PAUPERUM. At the same time as movable types the technique of Block books was developed in the Netherlands and later in Southern Germany. A census of surviving copies of block books identifies less than 50 different "editions", of which this one is the. Book.