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[Afrika]. Mona N'Dumbe. Kamerun, um 1880. Kamerun, um 1880. Albuminabzug (Vintage; 139:211 mm), aufgezogen auf Trägerkarton (205:289 mm).

EUR 50,00

Die Aufnahme zeigt eine westafrikanische Familie: auf einen Stock gestützt der Familienvorstand in Wickelrock, Uniformjacke und Schirmmütze, neben ihm seine Frau mit Kleinkind (mit Wollhaube) auf dem Schoß sowie der Sohn (dieser ebenfalls im Wickelrock und mit Tarbusch auf dem Kopf). - Die Aufnahme etwas gebleicht und vergilbt. Verso gestempelt "Thompson Brothers Photo" und von späterer Hand bezeichnet "Mona N'Dumbe". {BN#18014}

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[Afrika-Korps] - Pichler, Karl. Zur Erinnerung an die Zeit der Kriegsgefangenschaft 1945/46... in Tunis, Nordafrika. Tunis, 1943-1946. Tunis, 1943-1946. 38 Bll. (teils dickere, teils dünnere Papierbögen) mit aquarelliertem Titel, 1 Aquarell, 25 aquarellierten Zeichnungen über Feder (11) und Bleistift (13), 1 Buntstift- und 10 Bleistift-Zeichnungen, bis auf 5 alle signiert oder monogrammiert, sowie mit 3 einmontierten kalligraphischen Weihnachtskärtchen (1943-45), davon 2 mit kl. aquarellierter Vignette. Halblederband der Zeit. Qu.-8vo (135:180 mm).

EUR 850,00

Karl Pichler aus Eisenstadt gehörte von 1941 bis 1946 dem Afrikacorps an ("Ich Kamel war auch dabei", Aquarell über Bleistift). Die Bildeinträge zeigen u. a. "Unser Zimmer" (lustig alpenländisch ausgemalt), das Gefangenenlager, den nächtlichen Blick auf die Kasbah, die Kommandatur, Pont-du-Fahs, Mont Zaghouan, Sidi Farruch u. a., ferner lebendige Straßenszenen, Figurenstudien (Beduinen etc.) etc. Meist (22) signiert und monogrammiert von Eberhard Mallek (?), dessen versierte Bilder sich sowohl technisch als auch durch heitere und scharfe Beobachtungsgabe von den anderen abheben und der auch die hübschen Weihnachts-Grußkärtchen gestaltete; ferner von Dörndorfer (3), "Adi" (1) u. Karl Eisen (1). Ein kalligraphisches Textblatt hält die Entlassungs-Rückreise fest, von "Alger" über Marseille und Chartres bis Eisenstadt; am Ende eine Karikatur: der Freigekommene hat "Stacheldraht zu verschenken". - Zu Beginn schwach braunfleckig; die Bindung teils etwas gelockert. Kanten leicht berieben. {BN#18459}

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50 coloured costume plates of the Austro-Hungarian Empire

Alexander, William. Picturesque representation of the dress and manners of... the Austrians. London, printed by W. Bulmer for John Murray, 1814. London, printed by W. Bulmer for John Murray, 1814. 4to. (4), XV, (100) pp. With 50 coloured aquatint plates. 19th century half calf with gold-tooled spine.

EUR 1.250,00

An excellent series of plates depicting costumes from Lower Austria, Tirol, Innsbruck, Hungary, Eger, Bohemia, Bukovina, Hermannstadt, Poland, Dalmatia, Moravia, etc. William Alexander was a distinguished artist and museum curator, whose "engravings and soft ground etchings were much admired" (Garnett). - Some browning. Very good copy. {BN#44123}
¶ Tooley, Coloured Plates 375. Cf. Colas 78. Hiler 16. Lipperheide Ea26. Cf. Garnett, "Alexander, William (1767-1816)", in: ODNB (online ed.).

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[Algerien und Spanien]. Sammlung von 5 Photographien aus Algerien und Südspanien. Verschiedene Orte, 1891. Verschiedene Orte, 1891. Albuminabzüge auf Kartonträger mit vergoldetem Schrägschnitt, verso mit zeitgenöss. Beschriftung. Maße der Abzüge meist ca. 110:165 mm.

EUR 80,00

Neben einer Aufnahme des Gartens des Alcazar von Sevilla sowie einer Aufnahme des Kapelleninneren der Kathedrale von Cordoba finden sich ein Panorama von Constantine (Algerien), eine Aufnahme des dortigen "Todesfelsens" sowie Spaziergänger im Jardin d'Essain in Algier. - Interessante Serie von Privataufnahmen, unterschiedlich gebleicht bzw. fleckig, teils auch mit Schleiern. {BN#15386}

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Uniform set in contemporary gilt calf

Amiot, Joseph Marie and others. Mémoires concernant l'histoire, les sciences, les arts, les... mœurs, les usages, [...] des chinois: par les missionaires de Pekin. Paris, Nyon, 1776[-1791]. Paris, Nyon, 1776[-1791]. 4to. 15 vols. Half-titles in vols. I-II and IX-XIV; two engraved portrait frontispieces: Qianlong Emperor (vol. 1) and M. Amiot (vol. 15), 151 (of 158) engraved plates (some folding), maps and tables (lacking 7 plates in vol. 2). Contemp. French mottled calf. Spines gilt.

EUR 25.000,00

First edition of this monumental survey of Chinese life in the 18th century as witnessed by the Jesuit missionaries. This work by missionaries including Cibot, Bourgeois, Poirot, Ko and Yang comprises translations of classic Chinese works of law, maxims and proverbs, as well as essays on Chinese linguistics, current affairs and scientific observation. Volume VII is a reprint of Amiot's "Art militaire des Chinois" (Paris 1772), the first translation into a European language of the ancient Chinese military strategy, while volume XII, the "Vie de Confucius", was more complete and accurate than any previous text on the subject. - Amiot, the main contributor, went to China in 1740 and soon won the confidence of the Qianlong Emperor, remaining for the rest of his life in Beijing after the suppression of the Jesuits in 1773. Fluent in both Chinese and Tartar, his works were amongst the first to bring the philosophy and life of the East to the western world, and his "Dictionnaire tatare-mantchou-français" (Paris 1789) was the first to introduce these languages to Europe. Many of the engravings are based on Chinese designs sent by Amiot to Henri Bertin, minister in charge of Chinese affairs under Louis XVI. - Volumes 16 and 17 were published much later in 1814 and under a different imprint, and complete sets are infrequently found on the market. - Some wear to spine ends and at edges. Provenance: from the library of Jean R. Perrette with his bookplate on the pastedown. {BN#45769}
¶ Barbier III, 182. Brunet III, 1596. Cordier (Sinica) I, 54f. Lust 96 (vols. 1-16 only). Streit VII, 3419n (pp. 339-341). Cf. Quérard I, 52.

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Valuable account of Arctic expeditions in search of John Franklin

[Arctic Blue Books]. Report of the Committee Appointed by the Lords... Commissioners of the Admiralty to Inquire Into and Report on the Recent Arctic Expeditions in Search of Sir John Franklin [...]. London, George Edward Eyre & William Spottiswoode, 1852. London, George Edward Eyre & William Spottiswoode, 1852. Including: -Additional papers relative to the Arctic expedition under the orders of Captain Austin and Mr. William Penny. -Further correspondence and proceedings connected with the Arctic expedition. London, George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1852. With 19 lithographed maps (including 9 folding), some with some details in red, Polar map chromolithographed. With: (2) Report from the select committee on Arctic expedition; together with the proceedings of the committee, minutes of evidence, and appendix. [London], 1855. With a folding lithographed map, partly coloured. (3) Further papers relative to the recent Arctic expeditions in search of Sir. J. Franklin, and the crews of her majesty's ships "Eurebus" and "Terror;" including the reports of Dr. Kane and Messrs. Anderson and Stewart. London, Harrison and sons, 1856. With two lithographed maps (one partly coloured). 5 volumes. Folio. Ad 1 bound in modern half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine, marbled sides. With the original publisher's blue printed paper wrappers bound in. Ad 2 and 3: red half cloth, with chemical marbled sides with a shelf mark and the device of the "Marinens Bibliothek" in gold on front board. LIX, [1 blank], [2], 199, [1 blank]; III, [1 blank], 368; 216; XX, 35, [1 blank]; V, [1 blank], 95, [1 blank] pp.

EUR 45.000,00

Ad 1: Official report of the committee appointed to deal with the expeditions in search of the British Royal Navy officer and explorer John Franklin (1786-1847) "and whether everything was done by them to carry into effect their instructions, ..." (p. III). After earlier expeditions to the North Pole and arctic Canada in the 1820s, John Franklin left Britain again in 1845 in search of a northwest passage: "His instructions were simple; he was to sail as far west as possible, to about 95°, then penetrate southward and westward towards the Bering Strait. If such a route was found impossible he should go north through the Wellington Channel, ... and seek an alternative passage in that direction" (Howgego). The two ships got stuck in ice near King William Island in September 1846, where Franklin died in June 1847. Still trapped in ice, the remaining crew abandoned the ships in April 1848; the entire party perished. Many expeditions in search of Franklin and his crew followed, starting in 1848, most of them initiated by the Admiralty. The present publication deals with the two major expeditions of 1850. The first volume "contains results of an inquiry by the Arctic Committee into the thoroughness of Austin's and Penny's search for Franklin..., dealing specifically with ice and current conditions in Wellington and Queens Channels and with the discovery of relics of the Franklin expedition in the vicinity of Beechey Island" (Arctic Bibl.). It contains numerous letters to and from the captains of these expeditions, Captain Austin and Captain Penny, as well as interviews with them and members of their crew. Included at the end is an appendix with relevant documents. The second and third volume describe the two search expeditions, whose captains kept in contact with each other during their journey. The volumes contain numerous letters by both captains, as well as valuable day by day journals of their proceedings. Included in the text are illustrations of coast lines and flags and a few tiny maps. Most of the maps are included on plates or folding plates, showing the journey of the two expeditions and newly mapped areas. The third volume is often considered to be the most valuable, since it contains new information acquired by the above mentioned expeditions but also others, including Richard Collinson's expedition to the Bering Strait. Austin and Penny found out that Franklin's party had wintered at Beechey Island in 1845-1846. It wasn't until 1857 that another expedition financed by Franklin's widow found skeletal remains and the crew's reports up to April 1848 were found King William Island. The present publication as well as other similar publications on Arctic expeditions were initiated by the British Parliament and became known as the Arctic Blue Books, after their dark blue paper wrappers. These documents are "largely field records of participants in the expeditions or their evidence of hearings etc., and record their activities and the regions explored in more explicit detail than the narratives and scientific papers of these expeditions published for the general public. For a large part of the Canadian Arctic, they have been the most extensive source of information in print, and for sections of it, until recently, the sole source" (Arctic Bibl). Ad 2: Official report of the Arctic expedition-committee, dealing, among other things, with the expedition by Robert McClure (1807-1873). McClure embarked on a new Arctic expedition in search of Franklin and a northwest passage in 1850. The ships did find a northwest passage, and the committee rewards McClure with £5000 and another £5000 for the ship's officers and crew. The report closes with paying respects to John Franklin, emphasizing that the search for Franklin and his crew were the main goal and that the northwest passage was discovered "incidentally". Other sections deal with the travels of Captain Richard Collinson and Captain Henry Kellett. The folding map shows the routes taken by McClure and Collinson. Ad 3: Further papers dealing with the ongoing search for John Franklin and his crew, issued by the Arctic exploration-committee and presented to the House of Commons. It narrates the proceedings of several search parties, including American and Canadian expeditions like the Second Grinnell Expedition (under command of Dr Kane) and also the Hudson's Bay Company expedition (under Anderson and Stewart). It also contains the correspondence concerning the adjudication of the £10.000 to the Scottish explorer John Rae for finding out Franklin's fate. Ad 1: with the library stamps of the Danish "Marinens Bibliotek" on paper wrappers and title-pages. In very good condition, only slightly browned and with small tears in the margins of a few folding maps; ad 2: slightly browned, occasionally a marginal note in pencil; ad 3: slightly browned, with a tear at the foot of page 41. Overall a very good set. {BN#48504}
¶ Arctic Bibl. 45227, 45228, 45229, see also p. 317. Howgego, 1800-1850, F21 and F22. G. Walpole, Relics of the Franklin expedition, p. 223. Ad 2: Arctic Bibl. 45248. Ad 3: Arctic Bibl. 45249.

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[Austrian Foreign Trade]. Hongkong. - Burma. - Laos. - Kambodscha. -... Australien. Vienna, Bundeskammer der Gewerblichen Wirtschaft, 1960. Vienna, Bundeskammer der Gewerblichen Wirtschaft, 1960. 8vo. 5 vols. 58 pp. (Hong Kong). 28 pp. (Burma). 20 pp. (Laos). 24 pp. (Cambodia). 76 pp. (Australia). Original illustrated stiff wrappers, each volume with a map on the inside front cover.

EUR 85,00

Collection of five curious foreign trade monographs issued by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, directed at Austrian concerns aiming to do business with Southeast Asia and Australia. Contains general geographical data and statistics, details on units of measurements, economic structure, and customs of trade. {BN#45090}

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Inscribed by King Carol I

Bachelin, Léo. Castel-Pelesch résidence d'été du Roi Charles Ier de... Roumanie a Sinaia. Paris, Firmin Didot, 1893. Paris, Firmin Didot, 1893. (8), 93, (7) SS. Mit 38 (9 ganzseit.) Textholzstichen und 27 radierten Tafeln auf aufgewalztem China. Prächtiger blauer Originalleinenband mit reicher Rücken- und Vorderdeckelvergoldung; der Vorderdeckel mit intarsierter ovaler Ansicht von Pelesch. Buntpapiervorsätze. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Folio (295:364 mm).

EUR 2.500,00

Tadellos erhaltenes Geschenkexemplar des rumänischen Königs Carol I. für Marie Therese von Österreich-Este (1849-1919) mit deren eigenh. Besitzvermerk am Vorsatz: "Erhalten vom Könige Karl von Rumänien. Pelesch, Montag, 9. 8. 1909. Marie Therese". Zuletzt in der Bibliothek der Herzöge in Bayern auf Schloß Tegernsee. - Schloss Peles wurde seit 1873 im Auftrag des Königs von Rumänien errichtet; der Bauherr beauftragte den Wiener Architekten Carl Wilhelm Christian Ritter von Doderer mit der Planung. Nach 1876 übernahm Doderers Assistent Architekt Johannes Schultz die weiteren Bauarbeiten und veränderte die ursprünglichen Pläne. Die offizielle Einweihung des Schlosses fand am 7. Oktober 1883 statt. Der tschechische Architekt Karel Liman erhielt zwischen 1893 und 1914 den Auftrag, weitere Bauarbeiten, einschließlich der Errichtung des Hauptturms, durchzuführen. Bis zu Carols Tod im Jahr 1914 diente das Schloss als dessen Sommerresidenz. {BN#24477}

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Barrow, John. Abrégé chronologique ou histoire des découvertes faites par... les Européens dans les différentes parties du monde, extrait des relations les plus exactes & des voyageurs les plus véridiques [...]. Traduit de l'Anglois par M. Targe. Tome premier (-douzieme). Paris, chez Saillant, Delormel, Desaint & Panckoucke, 1766. Paris, chez Saillant, Delormel, Desaint & Panckoucke, 1766. 12 Bde. Mit zahlreichen Kopfvignetten in Holzschnitt (teils kl. Hafenansichten, Seeschlachtszenen etc.). Genarbte Lederbände der Zeit mit doppelten goldgepr. Rückenschildchen und dekorativer floraler Rückenvergoldung. Stehkantenvergoldung; dreiseitiger marmorierter Farbschnitt; Marmorvorsätze. Lesebändchen. 8vo.

EUR 800,00

Erste französische Ausgabe. - Übersetzung von "A chronological abridgment or history of discoveries made by Europeans in different parts of the world" (London, 1756); hernach vertrieben under dem Titel "A collection of authentic, useful and entertaining voyages and discoveries" (ebd., 1765). "In addition to many other voyages related, this work also includes the story of Alexander Selkirk" (Cox). - Vereinzelt mit unbedeutendem Wasserrand, sonst wohlerhaltene, sehr dekorative Reihe. {BN#12392}
¶ Sabin 3656. Cox I, 16. OCLC 13254903.

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Behr, Johann von der. Diarium, oder Tage-Buch, über dasjenige, so sich Zeit... einer neun-jährigen Reise zu Wasser und Lande, meistentheils in Dienst der vereinigten geoctroyrten Niederländischen Ost-Indianischen Compagnie, besonders in denselbigen Ländern täglich begeben und zugetragen [...]. Jena, Urban Spaltholtz, 1668. Jena, Urban Spaltholtz, 1668. 4to. (12), 150, (10) pp. With 12 (instead of 14) engraved plates, also wanting the portrait frontispiece and the engraved title-page. Later vellum using contemporary material with handwritten title to spine.

EUR 1.500,00

First edition. An account of an East Indian and Middle Eastern journey made during the years of 1641-50. The German soldier Behr (d. 1692) departed from Leipzig, enlisted with the Dutch East Indian Company (VOC), and travelled to East India in 1644. From Batavia he sailed onwards to Java and Goa, and he served with the fleet of Johan Maetsuycker on the Malabar coast. He spent four years to Ceylon before visiting Persia and returning to the Netherlands. His account was published 18 years after his return, and "many sections of his journal resemble suspiciously closely the narratives of Johann Jacob Merklein and Johann Jacob Saar" (Howgego). The fine illustrations include views of Goa, St. Helena, and Kamron (Bandar Abbas), a cinnamon tree and flying fish. The appendix reprints the author's passport issued by Captain Jan van der Laen, as well as an alphabetical index. - Somewhat browned throughout due to paper. Covers slightly warped. Wants a total of four engravings, including the title (letterpress title-page is present). From the library of the Viennese collector Werner Habel (1939-2015) with his handwritten and stamped ownership, dated 1981, to the pastedown. {BN#48934}
¶ VD 17, 3:307812K. Howgego I, 102, B59. Not in Wilson.

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The streets of Beijing

[Beijing]. Strassen-Bilder in Peking. [Beijing, 19th century]. [Beijing, 19th century]. 50 watercolours (342 x 240 mm) mounted on album paper, all captioned in Chinese. In brown cloth. Oblong folio.

EUR 28.000,00

Curious album of 50 watercolours, showing various portraits of people who do business in the streets of Beijing, among them a barber, street vendors, carpenters, jugglers, sculptors, beggars, mouse and rat catchers, newspaper salesmen, pickpockets, etc. The album also shows different types of machines such as slides and looms as well as everyday scenes: a young boy stealing the hat of an elderly man, another man collecting food discarded by the wealthy, a painter drawing the portrait of a deceased. - In very good condition, with ms. German translations of the Chinese captions. {BN#45807}

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[Beijing, Shanghai, Chongquing & Hangzhou]. Photograph album. Beijing, Shanghai, Chongquing & Hangzhou, late 19th / early 20th century. Beijing, Shanghai, Chongquing & Hangzhou, late 19th / early 20th century. Large oblong folio (470 x 308 mm). Contemporary half-sheepskin album of 119 photographs. Various sizes; largest 278 x 216 mm.

EUR 15.000,00

A photograph album, comprising 119 photographs, some of a personal nature and showing the life of the Schröder family and their friends in China, for example at their Shanghai residence at Bubbling Well Road (now Nanjingxi Road) and during their travels in Hangzhou and through the Three Gorges to Chongqing, including an image of the Confucius Temple in Chongqing and several of the cliff dwellings in the gorges. These photographs are particularly poignant as many of the landmarks and sceneries here shown are now submerged due to the construction of the Three Gorges Dam. There are also professional photographs taken by Thomas Child (1841-98), including several shots of the Beijing Observatory. - Some foxing throughout, mainly confined to margins. Spine flaws and extremeties professionally repaired. Provenance: From the collection of Johannes Gottfried William Schröder (1870-1942). Born in India, the brother of the German poet Rudolf Alexander Schröder grew up in Bremen, trained as a merchant and visited India, China, Japan, and America. He established his own business in Shanghai in 1906. His intimate knowledge of East Asia led him to embrace the philosophy of anthroposophy. {BN#48286}

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Voyages to China, Siberia, Alaska and the North Pacific ca. 1771 by future Emperor of Madagascar

Benyovszky, Maurice Augustus Count de. Gedenkschriften en reizen [...]. Haarlem, A. Loosjes, 1791-1792. Haarlem, A. Loosjes, 1791-1792. 4 volumes bound as 2. 8vo. First title-page with stipple-engraved portrait. Contemporary gold-tooled half calf, sprinkled edges.

EUR 2.500,00

Remarkably rare (STCN lists only two complete copies) first Dutch edition of the memoirs of Count Mauritius Augustus de Benyovsky (1746-1786) and an account of his travels in China and the North Pacific. Benyovsky, a nobleman of Hungarian origin, had travelled to Poland and Lithuania where he was involved in military operations relating to Poland's struggle for independence from Russia. After being captured by the Russians in 1770, he was sent into exile to Kamchatka peninsula on the eastern Siberian coast. With other prisoners, however, he managed to escape by sea in 1771. On their journey they visited Japan, Formosa, Canton, China and the northern Pacific, well before James Cook and La Perouse. His voyage to Macau was the first known voyage from the north-east to the south-east shores of Asia. The present work contains details on Siberia, the Russian fur trade and the history, life and customs of the natives of Kamchatka. There is also a description of the Kurile and Aleutian islands and Benyovsky claims to have landed on Alaska. In the name of the French government he later led an expedition to Madagascar to establish a French colony of which an account is included. Back in Paris Benyovsky became a close friend of Benjamin Franklin and Casimir Pulasky. In 1779 he followed Pulaski to America and offered his services in the American Revolution. With Benjamin Franklin's assistance he founded an American-British company for business with Madagascar. As the independent ruler of the island he challenged in the name of his empire the European powers. That apparently was too much: Benyovsky perished as Malagasy monarch in 1786 in fights with the French. - In very good condition, with only some light spotting and the bindings slightly worn. {BN#45572}
¶ STCN (3 copies, incl. 1 incomplete); not in Tiele, Bibl.; cf. Alt-Japan-Katalog 183-190 (other eds.); Cordier, Japonica, cols. 452-453 (idem); Cordier, Sinica, cols. 276-277 (idem).

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Apodemik

Berger, Theodor (praes.) / Rösler, Elias Jakob (resp.). Prudentia apodemica, die Klugheit wohl zu reisen. Leipzig, Johann Gottlieb Bauch, 1712. Leipzig, Johann Gottlieb Bauch, 1712. 48 SS. (Vorgebunden) II: Bernegger, Matthias (praes.) / Gruber, Daniel (auct.). Discursus historico-politicus de peregrinatione studiosorum [...]. [Jena], Samuel Adolf Müller, (1680). 48 SS. (Lagen G-M4). Mod. Kunstlederband mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. 4to.

EUR 450,00

I: Erste Ausgabe der Leipziger Disputation über die rechte Art, die Bildungsreise zu unternehmen. Mit Hinweisen zu Voraussetzungen, Vorbereitungen, speziellen Fingerzeigen für Theologen, Juristen, Philosophen und Staatskundler, Bemerkungen zur Schwerpunktsetzung bei solchen Reisen etc. Der Jurist und Historiker Th. Berger (1683-1773) studierte in Halle und Leipzig, wurde 1712 mit dieser Arbeit Magister "und [las] philosophische und historische Collegia [...] Er führte hierauf verschiedene Junge von Adel auf Reisen, ward 1735 Professor zu Coburg, und 1736 zu Marburg beyder Rechte Doctor" (Jöcher/A.). - II: Erster von zwei Anhängen zur Jenenser "Dissertatio de iure peregrinantium" von Christoph Daniel Klesch (praes. Peter Müller). Die Anhänge wurden auch ohne Kleschs "Dissertatio" (bei unverändertem, folglich mit G beginnendem Lagenschlüssel) als Sammlung vertrieben, möglicherweise auch separat, obwohl das VD 17 keine Einzelausgabe nur eines einzigen Anhangs verzeichnet. Berneggers Abhandlung über Studien- und Bildungsreisen (mit einem längeren "Corollarium" zur Behandlung der Juden) erschien erstmals 1619 in Straßburg als Dissertation und wurde öfter nachgedruckt. - Papierbedingt durchgehend etwas gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig; Titel von I mit kl. Randeinrissen. Aus der Sammlung des schwedischen Literarhistorikers Magnus von Platen (1920-2002) mit eigenh. Namenszug am vorderen Innendeckel und bibliograph. Notizen am fliegenden Vorsatz. {BN#15614}
¶ I: Stagl 18f. Jöcher/Adelung I, 1720. II: Stagl 19 & 47. VD 17, 23:281619Z (32:628020Z) bzw. 23:281627R.

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[Berlin]. Album mit gest., handkolorierten Veduten. O. O. u. Dr., [ca. 1840-1875]. O. O. u. Dr., [ca. 1840-1875]. 20 Ansichten von Berlin. 17 Stahlstiche (davon 16 im Originalkolorit), 2 Aquatintatafeln und 1 Holzstichtafel, alle unter Pergament-Passepartouts mit Goldfileten. Moderner Halbpergamentband mit blauen Lederdeckeln und Filetenvergoldung. Quer-Folio (335:240 mm).

EUR 2.000,00

Das ansprechende, privat zusammengestellte Album zeigt nach einem "Plan der Königlichen Residenz-Stadt Berlin" u. a. die Ecke Wilhelmstraße/Unter den Linden, das Brandenburger Tor, das königliche Schloß, die Schloßbrücke, die Siegessäule, die Nikolaikirche, die Michaeliskirche, die Hedwigskirche, die Domkirche, den Gendarmenmarkt, den Alexanderplatz, die Krolloper, Schloss Tegel, Schloss Charlottenburg, das Jägerhaus auf dem Werder etc. - Die Passepartouts minimal aufgeworfen; der Pergamentstreifen der Blockheftung unten gesprungen. {BN#27153}

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Blaeu, Joan / Martini, Martinus. Novus Atlas Sinensis. Le Theatre du Monde, ou... Nouvel Atlas […] Sixiesme Partie. Amsterdam, Joannes Blaeu, [1655]. Amsterdam, Joannes Blaeu, [1655]. Folio (560 x 364 mm). Engraved architectural title with French letterpress text label, 17 engraved double-page maps colored by a contemporary hand (no text on versos), mounted on guards. Modern calf.

EUR 48.000,00

First Latin edition of the first European atlas of China. Martini based his highly regarded survey on the Ming revision of the Yü t'u, unlike d'Anville's atlas which used Jesuit surveys. D'Anville notes in his Mémoire: "Martini made use of the maps which the Chinese possessed at the time. They do great honour to that nation and make them superior in this connection to any other Asian people" (p. 25f.; quoted in Lust). The hand-coloured double-page maps consist of a general map of China, 15 maps of the provinces, and a map of Japan. The volume was published as a separate volume by Blaeu in 1655; however, the maps were also included in volume VI of Blaeu’s "Nieuwe Atlas" (1649-58) in Dutch and "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum; sive, Novus Atlas" (1655) in Latin. - Title with small repair at center, patched with bookplate on verso before colouring, first leaf with paper flaw repaired before printing and with a few letters supplied in manuscript facsimile on verso, map of Iunnan with tiny losses to brown pigment repaired on verso, some browning, mostly to text. Provenance: contemporary, unidentified engraved armorial bookplate on verso of title; latterly in the library of Jean R. Perrette (his bookplate on pastedown). {BN#45765}
¶ Cordier (Sinica) 182. Koeman Bl 53. Lust 160. Henze III, 384f. & cf. IV, 339. Howgego I, M64 (p. 689).

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Coloured copy of Blaeu's atlas of China, in richly gold-tooled contemporary vellum

[Blaeu, Joan]. Martini, Martino. Novus atlas Sinensis a Martino Martinio [...] [Nieuwe... atlas van het groote rijck Sina, …]. Including: Golius, Jacob. [Drop-title:] Byvoeghsel van 't Koninckryck Catay. [Amsterdam, Joan Blaeu, 1655]. [Amsterdam, Joan Blaeu, 1655]. Super royal folio (340 x 510 mm). 210, (20), XVIII, (40), (4) pp. With engraved title-page (lacking the letterpress title-label: "Nieuwe atlas van het groote rijck Sina") and 17 double-page engraved maps, all coloured by a contemporary hand. The maps include 16 maps of China and 1 general map of Japan, with richly decorated cartouches often showing several Chinese in traditional garb. The preliminaries bound at the end. Contemporary richly gold-tooled, slightly overlapping vellum, remains of ties, gilt edges.

EUR 48.000,00

Separately published edition, with the text in Dutch, of Blaeu's atlas of China, the first atlas and geography of China to be published in Europe. "The seventeen maps are noteworthy not only for their accuracy, remarkable for the time, but also for their highly decorative cartouches featuring vignettes depicting regional Chinese dress, activities, and animals [...] In addition, it is one of the first true Sino-European publications, based on Chinese land surveys but presenting geographic data in a highly visual European cartographic format" (Reed & Demattè). The first map is a general map of China (including Japan and parts of Korea), followed by 15 maps of the provinces of China and a general map of Japan. - The maps are based on Chinese cartographic sources collected by the Jesuit missionary Martinus Martini's (1614-61), among them a copy of the manuscript atlas by Zhu Siben (compiled 1311/12) with revisions from the printed atlas by Lo Hongxian. Martini compiled the maps himself and convinced Blaeu to postpone the work on other volumes and publish the present atlas of China. It was published in 1655, in five different language editions, as a separate atlas and as the sixth volume of Blaeu's celebrated Atlas Maior (only differing in the engraved title-page). Martini also added a lengthy preface with an account of the compilation process, geographical descriptions of the provinces of China and Japan, a list of towns with their geographical co-ordinates and a history of the Manchurian war, earlier published as De bello Tartarico historia (1654). - Golius, as a result of his fruitful contact with Martini, wrote his Byvoeghsel van 't Koninckryck Catay, on the Chinese reign, which is published here for the first time as a supplement to the atlas, containing numerous woodcut Arabic and Chinese characters. In it Golius "identified the names of the "Catayan" duodenary cycles as Chinese. These names were first published [...] in Arabic letters [...] This resulted in the first printing if Chinese characters (from wood) in Holland, and of the first properly formed characters in Europe" (Smitskamp). - Lacking the letterpress title-label on the engraved title-page, two tears in the outer margin of pp. 193f. and 211f. and small corner off p. XI torn off; a very good copy. Binding also in very good condition, with only the spine slightly soiled and the tooling on spine slightly faded at a few points. {BN#45591}
¶ V. d. Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici II, 2:521A. Reed & Demattè 25. For Golius's supplement: Smitskamp, Philologia Orientalis 313c.

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Blanchard, Pierre (Hrsg.). Aventures les plus curieuses des voyageurs, extraites des... relations anciennes et modernes. Tome second (-quatrième). Paris, Le Prieur & Blanchard, 1822. Paris, Le Prieur & Blanchard, 1822. 3 (von 4) Bänden. (4), 456 SS. (4), 380 SS. (4), 3-420 SS. Mit 24 (statt 32) Kupfern (davon 3 Frontispize). Lederbände der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen und -vergoldung. Dreiseitiger marmorierter Farbschnitt. Lesebändchen. 8vo.

EUR 150,00

Dritte Ausgabe (EA 1815f ). - "Ouvrage propre à l'instruction et à l'amusement; et faisant suite au Voyageur de la Jeunesse" (Untertitel). Unter den Reisen und Reisenden: Byron, Delangle, Bruce, Banks & Solander, Cook, Mungo Park, Lionel Waffer; Tahiti, Malaysia, Grönland, Nowaja Semlja; ferner Schiffbrüche, Piratenbegegnungen etc. - Einbände berieben; Ecken bestoßen; innen etwas braunfleckig. Es fehlen der erste Band (dieser mit weiteren acht Kupfern) sowie das erste Textblatt des letzten Bandes. {BN#15450}
¶ OCLC 9892092 (ebenfalls nur 3 Bde.).

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Famous navigational manual, with new views of the principal harbours

Bougard, R. / Serres, John Thomas (ed. and transl.). The little sea torch: or, true guide for... coasting pilots: by which they are clearly instructed how to navigate along the coasts of England, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Sicily; the isles of Malta, Corsica, Sardinia, and others in the straits; and of the coast of Barbary, from Cape Bon to Cape de Verd. Enriched with upwards of one hundred appearances of head-lands and light-houses. Together with plans of the principal harbours. Also a table of soundings [...]. London, printed by T. Rickaby for J. Debrett and the author, 1801. London, printed by T. Rickaby for J. Debrett and the author, 1801. Folio (285 x 447 mm). (2), II, 144, (6) pp. With 20 hand-coloured aquatint plates, each showing several coastal views, and 24 hand-coloured detailed plans on 12 plates, engraved by John Luffman. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards with giltstamped red spine label. Later endpapers.

EUR 15.000,00

First English translation of Le Sieur Bougard's famous and oft-printed navigation manual, the "Petit flambeau de la mer", which contains "the minute description of the coasts of the countries and islands indicated by the title" (Phillips). Crucially, this edition boasts a new and original series of illustrations, "beautifully drawn and colored views of the principal headlands, harbors, lighthouses, ports, etc. mentioned in the text" (Phillips), drawn by the English painter John Thomas Serres (1759-1825), who was created Maritime Painter to King George III. in 1793. In 1800 Serres became Marine Draughtsman to the Admiralty, and the sketches he made on his ensuing coastal voyages around Britain, France and Spain, and into the Mediterranean, were self-published in the present form, with the consent of the Admiralty (which purchased two copies). "The vast majority of the [...] 170 subscribers were naval officers. This may well be considered to be Serres's most important contribution to the arts of naval victory, both because it was a valuable aid to navigation and because it displays such consummate workmanship" (Tracy). The harbour charts are the work of John Luffman, who was active between 1776 and 1820 as an engraver, publisher, and goldsmith, and the "Naval Chronicle" published quite a few of Luffman's charts. - Slight wear to extremities. Occasional light spotting, neatly rebacked to style. {BN#48366}
¶ Phillips 2852. Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature; v. 5, reel 22, no. 4. Tooley, Mapmakers I, 172. N. Tracy, Britannia's Palette: The Arts of Naval Victory (Montreal 2007), p. 232. Cf. Polak 1044; NHSM 69.

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(Brandolini, Broglia Antonio, SJ). Giustificazione del praticato sin'ora da' religiosi della Compagnia... di Gesù, nelle missioni del Madurey, Mayssur, e Carnate; presentata alla Santa Sede Apostolica. Rom, Stamperia della Camera Apostolica, 1724. Rom, Stamperia della Camera Apostolica, 1724. (6), 210, 46, (36) SS. Italienischer Pergamentband der Zeit auf 5 Bünden mit hs. Rückentitel. Dreiseitiger gesprenkelter Rotschnitt. Griffregister. Kl.-Folio (205 x 275 mm).

EUR 3.000,00

Einzige Ausgabe der Sammlung von Schriften zum sog. Malabarischen Ritenstreit, "[fraglos eines der] unerfreulichen Ereignisse Indiens während der ersten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts" (SCPFMR II, 934). Der Konflikt betraf die von den vor Ort tätigen Jesuiten und Kapuzinern und von den römischen Emissären unterschiedlich beantwortete Frage, bis zu welchem Grad bei der Eingeborenenmission in Indien Zugeständnisse an lokale Riten gemacht werden durften. Das Werk, verfaßt vom Jesuitenmissionar Broglia Antonio Brandolini (1677-1747), umfaßt drei Teile: Im ersten werden die Schwierigkeiten dargelegt, die bei der Ausführung des Dekretes des Prälaten de Tournon zu überwinden sind; der 2. Teil beschäftigt sich mit den Zeremonien der Parias; der 3. Teil enthält 21 Aktenstücke. Im Anhang das Summarium und ausführlicher Index. - Mit Titelstempel der Bibliotheca Missionaria di Propaganda Fide und hs. Verfasserauflösung. Gutes, kaum gebräuntes Exemplar. Außerordentlich selten. {BN#28030}
¶ De Backer/Sommervogel II, 86, 1. Streit VI, 267. Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide Memoria Rerum II (1700-1815), 936, Anm. 7 (dieses Exemplar?).

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