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29 NIEUHOF, J. An embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham, Emperor of China deliver'd by their excellencies, Peter de Goyer and Jacob de Keyzer, at his imperial city of Peking.. London : Printed by the Author at his house in White-Friers, 1673. Folio. 327, 18, 106pp. engraved frontis page, folding map of China and plan of Canton, 18 full page & 93 text page copper etchings, interior slightly browned and spotted. 395 x 265 mm.
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¤ FIRST ENGLISH TEXT EDITION of this most important and early resource on China and the Chinese. Three parts in one folio by John Macock for the author. Part I: An Embassy. Part II: A narrative of the success of an embassage sent by John Maatzuyker de Badem. Part III: Appendix or […] out of Athasius Kircher his antiquities of China.
This early account of China covers a wide variety of subjects including a large section on newly discovered plants, herbs, fruits of S. China. With a folding map of all China, Korea, part of Japan, Formosa, South to the Kingdom of Cannan [Annam or Vietnam], Tartary. The book contains a meticulous description of the people, laws, customs, provinces done in much detail. Lavishly illustrated with 121 text plates by W.Hollar. The work was one of the earliest English language texts which brought new and wondrous information back to England and Europe of a continent mostly unknown at that time.
The plan of "Grounplot … of the Emperours Palace at Peking", with cut outer margin. The two folding maps backed on verso lower margin with old paper, for protective reason only. Plan of A good margin copy.
- Wing N1152. Taylor 238. Morrison p.565. Cordier col. 2347.

Voyages Asie/Océanie

30 SALMON, Tomas (& Matthias van GOCH). Hedendaegsche historie, of tegenwoordige staet van alle volkeren; in opzigte hunner landsgelegenheit, personen, klederen, gebouwen, zeden, wetten, gewoontens, godsdienst, regering, konsten en wetenschappen, koophandel, handwerken, landbouw, landziek Amsterdam, 1729. Uncoloured. 6 parts in one vol. 8vo. Contemporary blind tooled vellum, title in ink on spine. Engraved allegorical frontispiece by J.C. Philips (1729), 3 engraved folding maps of (1) China, including Japan and Kamchatka, (2) Japan 200 x 125 mm.
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¤ Original edition of the first volume of the Dutch translation of an extensive series on the geography, history and culture of most parts of the world, consisting of 44 volumes. This first volume deals extensively with China, Japan, the Philippines, the Moluccas and Celebes (the present Sulawesi) with its capital Makassar. This first vol. (as also vols. 2-9) is translated and much enlarged by Matthias van Goch (d. 1739), who added many original notes. Beginning with the part on Japan and the Moluccas in this volume, Van Goch enlarged and adopted the original text by Thomas Salmon to such extend that his text can be considered as Van Goch's own work. He could make use of the annotations by Gerrit Voogt which he wrote during his stay in Decima from 1706 till 1714. This part is illustrated with a beautiful view on the island Decima, the Dutch foot-hold in Japan, being copied from a manuscript by Vogue, who was second-in-command on Deshima in 1713. The island is viewed from the landside, depicting the developments of the new warehouses and the garden as well as the famous "speelhuis" which contained a billiard table and musical instruments on the upper floor.
The original English edition was compiled by Thomas Salmon (1679-1767): Modern history, or The present state of all nations, the first volume of which (here translated) appeared in London in 1725. Thomas Salmon was an historical and geographical writer. He travelled extensively and resided in the Indies for many years. The original English series consists of three volumes. The entire Dutch series, based on Salmon's work translation, of which volumes 1-9 were translated/ written/ adapted by Matthias van Goch, was published in 44 volumes, between 1729 and 1803, published by Isaak Tirion and others. An Italian translation appeared in 23 volumes (1738-61). The work was also partly translated into German from 1748 onwards.
Our copy preserves the unpaginated separate titles for the parts on Japan (nr. III and IV), Philippines (Nr. V and a leaf with the contents), and the Moloccas (Nr. VI, with 3 unpaginated lvs. with a preface). Very good condition.

31 PRISSE D'AVENNES, Achille Constant. L'Art arabe d'après les monuments du Kaire depuis le VIIe siècle jusqu'à la fin du XVIIIe. Paris, Morel, 1877. In-folio en feuilles de 199 planches (sur 200) et un vol. de texte in-4, 1/2 chagrin rouge (reliure de l'époque). Faux-titres, titres, table des planches, 199 planches pour la plupart lithographiées en couleurs ou teintées, certaines gravées. Rousseurs affectant le texte et de nombreuses planches, mouillures affectant quelques planches et les titres et tables du troisième volume. Quelques chemises de livraison subsistent. Mention de "deuxième édition" sur les chemises.
- Text vol. in 4to (325 x 245mm) in half red Shagreen and 199 (of 200) plates in tall folio (573 x 402mm.). Text: (ii) + (viii) + 296 pp with 34 engraved plates. Plates are lithographed or engraved, approximately 130 printed in colours. Spotting troughout text and plates, water staining affecting a few plates, titles and tables of third volume. Some original publisher’s wrappers remain with the mention of second edition. 573 x 402 mm.
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¤ Rare et remarquable ouvrage sur l'Orient, le plus important du XIXe siècle entièrement consacré à l'art arabe.
Illustré de 199 (sur 200) planches.
Il contient des vues lithographiées d'après le grand photographe Giraud de Prangey (1804-1892), l'un des premiers voyageurs français à prendre des photographies au Caire et à Jérusalem. Les photographies de Girault de Prangey figurent parmi les plus anciennes que l’on connaisse de l’Orient.
Les planches, lithographiées en couleurs ou teintées, représentent des vues de vestiges (extérieur et intérieur) et des détails d'ornementations (portes, heurtoirs, flambeaux, plats), armes, émaux, tapis, manuscrits et Corans.

Mention de "deuxième édition" sur les chemises, texte édité à Paris, Ve A. Morel et, libraires-éditeurs - 13, rue Bonaparte, 13.

- Prisse d’Avennes was one of the foremost scholars of Arabic art and architecture of the 19th century; this work represents the summation of his studies. From the aspect of chromolithography, this ranks as one of the greatest accomplishments of the medium.
This important work illustrates all aspects of Islamic art, including architecture, woodwork, tiling, interiors, furniture, arms and armour, glass and enamels, carpets, manuscripts and Korans.

Illustrated with 199 (of 200) plates, some are engraved after the great Photographer Giraud de Prangey (1804-1892), who was one of the first French travellers to take photographs in Cairo and Jerusalem.
Mention of second edition on original publisher’s wrappers, text published in Paris, Ve A. Morel et, libraires-éditeurs - 13, rue Bonaparte, 13.
Not in Blackmer or Atabey.

« L’Art arabe d’après les monuments du Kaire depuis le VIIe siècle jusqu’à la fin du XVIIIe by Émile Prisse d’Avennes, was published in four volumes by V.A. Morel in Paris between 1869 and 1877. Its 200 chromolithographs, depicting in extraordinary detail a large range of Islamic religious and domestic architecture and decoration, predominantly from Egypt, were a remarkable technical achievement. No less impressive were the 300 pages of text comprising a detailed chronicle of the geography, history and monuments of Egypt from the Arab conquest to the French invasion in 1798, as well as descriptions of the individual buildings and artefacts chosen for the plates, carefully classified to show the artistic development of each group.
……. These plates and their explanations were based on Prisse’s extensive and thoroughgoing observations made during his many years of residence in Egypt. Between 1827 and 1844 he worked first for Muhammad Ali as an engineer and teacher, and then independently, exploring the country’s ancient monuments along the Nile as far as Nubia. Dressing and living as a Muslim, and having mastered both classical Arabic and the local dialects, he was well placed to study and understand Egyptian society. At the same time he knew and exchanged scholarly expertise with other long-term foreign residents, but only a few of these equalled his ability so effectively to cross the cultural boundaries between East and West.
….. The plates are the results of Prisse’s collaboration with other artists, a complex process that has not yet been fully disentangled. They reflect his considerable skills as a draughtsman, but also his reliance on early photographs of Egyptian monuments. When he returned to Egypt in 1858-60 for a second visit, Prisse brought with him not only the young Dutch artist, Willem de Famars Testas, but also a photographer, Edouard (baptised Anasthase) Jarrot. The work produced by all three men, as well as material from other sources, is contained in the extensive holdings of his papers at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and is currently undergoing research.” (Briony Llewellyn and Mercedes Volait).

- Manque à Blackmer et à Atabey.

Voyages Europe

32 SCHUT, P. H. / VISSCHER, N. Afbeeldinghe der Voornaemste Steden van Europa. Amsterdam, Nicolaes Visscher, [1658/1660. In-4 oblong de 24 gravures numérotées (exceptés le titre, Rome et Londres) dans la planche en bas à droite ; veau brun, double filet doré encadrant les plats, fleurons aux angles de l'encadrement intérieur, dos à 5 nerfs orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge (reliure pastiche). Titre restauré dans l’angle inférieur droit avec petite reprise manuscrite. Marge droite de la planche de Rome restaurée. - Oblong 4°, frontispiece and 23 etched city views numbered in the bottom right corner (except frontispiece, Roma and London). Braun calf binding, double gilt fillet surrounding the boards, fleurons at edges of inner fillet, spine gilt (Pastiche binding). Title-page restored lower right corner with a small part re-drawn. Right margin from Roma restored. 291 x 360 mm.
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¤ Rarissime recueil de gravures comprenant un frontispice et 23 vues de villes d'Europe numérotées dans la planche. Le titre-frontispice a été gravé par A. Blooteling d'après N.Berchem (N.Berchem inventor / A.Blotelingh sculpsit). Il représente Europe assise sur le taureau entourée de 5 figures allégoriques féminines avec des paniers de fleurs et des guirlandes. Chaque vue de ville porte la signature du graveur P.H. Schut et de l'éditeur N. Visscher. Le nom des villes est inscrit en capitales dans un cartouche décoratif au centre de la bordure supérieure.
Plusieurs de ces vues furent utilisées pour les bordures décoratives des cartes murales suivantes publiées par N. Visscher II :
- "Nova totius terrarum orbis tabula", 14 vues.
- "Nouvelle carte geographique de l'Allemagne", 12 vues.
- "Nouvelle carte geographique de l'Italie", 12 vues.
- "Nouvelle carte geographique de l'Espagne", 2 vues.

Liste des vues de villes :
-Roma-Wien-Constantinopel-Sevilla-Paris-London-Coppenhaven-Stockholm-Cracov-Lisbona-Praga-Amsteldam-Dantzig-Venetia-Trier-Cölln-Maintz-Heidelberg-Dressden-Berlin v Cöln-Augspurg-Nurnberg-Francfurt am Main.

- The first uniform town prospect atlas invented by P. H. Schut.
The very rare complete serie of 24 etchings consists of a title-page and 23 town views signed by P.H. Schut as etcher and Nicolaas Visscher as printer. The frontispiece engraved by A. Blooteling after Nicolaes Berchem, represents the crowned female figure of Europe on a pedestal, seated on a bull and surrounded by 5 female allegorical figures with flowers, fruit and a laurel wreath. The names of the towns appear in capital letters in a decorative cartouche in the centre of the upper frame. Each town view bears the signature of the engraver (P.H. Schut sculpsit) and of the publischer (Nicolaes Visscher excudit).
Several of the views of these series were used for the decorative borders of the following wall maps published by Nicolaes Visscher II.
- "Nova totius terrarum orbis tabula", 14 vues.
- "Nouvelle carte geographique de l'Allemagne", 12 vues.
- "Nouvelle carte geographique de l'Italie", 12 vues.
- "Nouvelle carte geographique de l'Espagne", 2 vues.

Contents : -Roma-Wien-Constantinopel-Sevilla-Paris-London-Coppenhaven-Stockholm-Cracov-Lisbona-Praga-Amsteldam-Dantzig-Venetia-Trier-Cölln-Maintz-Heidelberg-Dressden-Berlin v Cöln-Augspurg-Nurnberg-Francfurt am Main.

In the second half of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, a new kind of town atlas was rather popular. The earlier town atlases included a mixture of town plans, bird’s-eye views and prospects. This new type of atlas included plates showing all towns in an identical way-a town prospect with a low horizon located at about 2/5 part from the bottom. The prospect itself is drawn in the distance on the horizon. In the foreground, people, animals and trees or shrubs are drawn. The sky contains clouds.
The inventor of this type of view is Pieter Hendricksz Schut, who etched plates for Nicolas Visscher. As a model, he often used the bird’s-eye views by Matthäus Merian. His plates were copied, but other engravers also made prospects in the same manner. The work was reprinted up to the late 17th century.

33 STOOP, Dirk. A Illustssa. Lta. D. Catharina Rajnha / da gran Bretanha D.V.C. Lisbonne, R. Stoop, 1662. In-4 oblong de 8 planches gravées ; 1/2 veau brun, dos orné (reliure moderne). Infimes rousseurs. Belle impression. - Oblong 4°, 8 etched views of Lisbon ; half brown calf, spine gilt (modern binding). Very few brown spotting. Plates in strong impression. 300 x 365 mm.
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¤ Rarissime suite complète par Dirk Stoop publiée à Lisbonne.
Elle est constituée de 8 gravures en premier état (avant les numéros) figurant différentes vues de Lisbonne.

1/La planche-frontispice figure le port de Lisbonne avec la ville en arrière-plan et le Palais royal au centre. Un cartouche, en haut au centre, flanqué d’angelots, de drapeaux et d’armoiries comprend la dédicace à Catherine de Bragance, princesse de Portugal puis reine consort d'Angleterre et d'Écosse après son mariage avec le roi Charles II d'Angleterre.
2/Vue du monastère de “Madre Deus” à gauche et du Tage avec de nombreux bateaux à l’avant-plan.
3/Vue de l’église Santo Amaro sur une colline vue depuis la Tour de Bellem ; la ville de Lisbonne et le Tage en arrière-plan à gauche.
4/Vue du Palais Royal à l’arrière-plan. Des galeries à droite et à gauche sont remplies de spectateurs. Des soldats défilent sur le court. On aperçoit une scène de combat de taureau à droite.
5/Vue du monastère gothique des Hiéronymites.
6/A gauche, vue du palais de Don Pedro devant lequel s’étend un vaste court animé de nombreux personnages. Au fond à droite, le Tage avec de nombreux bateaux.
7/Au centre, vue du Palais Royal devant lequel s’étend un grand court. A gauche, un quai et le Tage animé de bateaux.
8/Vue de la Tour de Bellem construite sur une petite île. Le Tage à l’avant-plan animé de grands vaisseaux.

- Pl. 1 - A Illustssa. Lta. D. Catharina Rajnha / da gran Bretanha D.V.C. (Dedication written in the cartouche)
- Pl. 2 - Vista de Convento da Madre de Deus (View of the Monastery of 'Madre de Deus')
- Pl. 3 - Vista de Santo Amaro E Prospectiua do Lugar de Bellem (View of Santo Amaro)
- Pl. 4 - Touros Reays nas Festas do Casamenta da Raynha da Gran Bretanha (Royal feasts for the wedding of the Queen of Great Britain)
- Pl. 5 - O Convento de Sto. Hieronimo Em Bellem (The Monastery of St Hieronymos)
- Pl. 6 - O Palacio do Infante Dom Pedro Em o Corpus Sancto em Lixboa (View of the Palace of the Infant Don Pedro)
- Pl. 7 - O Palacio Reyal de Lixboa (View of the Royal Palace)
- Pl. 8 - O Torre E entrada da Barra de Bellem (The Tower of Belem)

Dirk Stoop (1610 - ca.1686). Peintre, dessinateur et graveur néerlandais. Egalement connu sous divers autres noms : Stoop, Dirk; Stoop, Rodrigo; Stoop, Roderigo; Stoop, Thierry; Stoop, Theodorus.
Peintre et graveur de batailles à Utrecht. Il grave une série de chevaux en 1651. En 1659, il est associé à la cour de Lisbonne ; en 1661 il peint un portrait de Catherine de Bragance, infante du Portugal. En 1662 il accompagne Catherine à Londres. Il y grave, avec Wencel Hollar, une série d’illustrations pour les Fables d’Aesope d’Ogilby. Il demeure à Londres jusqu’en 1678, puis retourne à Utrecht.

- Scarce and complete suite by Dirk Stoop published in Lisbon. Illustrated with 8 engraved views of Lisbon in first state before number.
1/The title-page figurs a view of the harbour of Lisbon, many ships in the foreground, the city of Lisbon in the background with the royal palace in the centre, a cartouche flanked by angels and flags with a coat of arms and dedication to Catherine of Braganza in the centre top.
2/View of the monastery of 'Madre de Deus' to the left, a quay in front of it, the River Tagus with several small boats in the foreground to the right.
3/View of the Santo Amaro church on a hill and stairs leading to the church to the right, seen from the Belem Tower, the city of Lisbon and the River Tagus in the background to the left.
4/View of the royal palace in the background, galleries with lots of spectators to the left and the right, soldiers lining up in the court and a raised flag in the centre, a bull fighting scene in the lower right corner.
5/View of the gothic monastery of St Hieronymos with a richely decorated entrance gate to the right, a road with several people in the foreground, the River Tagus in the background to the left.
6/View of the palace of Don Pedro in Lisbon to the left, a great court in front of the palace with lots of people in the foreground, a quay and the River Tagus in the background to the right.
7/View of the royal palace in Lisbon in the centre, a great court in front of the palace in the foreground, a quay and the River Tagus with several small boats and one large ship to the left.
8/View of the Belem Tower built on a small island to the right, a raised flag on top of the tower, the River Tagus with several large ships in the foreground, hills in the background.

Dirk Stoop (printmaker; painter/draughtsman; Dutch; Male; 1610 - c.1686). Also known as Stoop, Dirk; Stoop, Rodrigo; Stoop, Roderigo; Stoop, Thierry; Stoop, Theodorus.
Battle painter and etcher, worked in Utrecht. Etched series of horses in 1651. 1659 to Portugal, where he was associated with court at Lisbon; he painted a portrait of Catherine of Braganza, Infanta of Portugal, in 1661. A version of this (perhaps the original) was sent to London as part of the negotiations for a marriage between Catherine and Charles II. In 1662 he accompanied Catherine to London. In London he etched a series of illustrations for Ogilby's illustrated Aesop's Fables with Wenceslaus Hollar. He remained in London until 1678, when he returned to Utrecht.

- Hollstein 31.1 à 38.I ; Dutuit 1881-5 VI.322.20.I à 323.27.I

Voyages France

34 CHAUMEAU, Jean, seigneur de Lassay. Histoire de Berry, contenant l'origine, antiquité, gests, prouësses, privilèges et libertés de Berruyers, avec particulière description dudit païs. Lyon, Antoine Gryphe, 1566. Petit in-folio de 4 ff., 365 pp. & 12 , veau fauve, plats conservés ornés d'un médaillon doré au centre, filet doré encadrant les plats. (reliure de l'époque). Reliure en partie restaurée, dos et coins refaits. Coupes et plats frottés. 340 x 220 mm.
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¤ Unique édition de cet ouvrage, rare lorsqu'il est complet de ses planches.
L'illustration entièrement gravée sur bois comprend un superbe encadrement sur le titre portant la devise de Gryphe : Virtute duce, comite fortuna, le tout surmonte d'un griffon aux ailes déployées et les allégories de la Prudence et du Temps sur les bords, les armes de la ville de Bourges presque a pleine page, une planche double hors texte avec La carte de Berry contenant les noms des localités en minuscules italiques, une superbe planche double dépliante hors texte avec une vue cavaliere placée dans un cadre ovale pour le Pourtraict de la ville de Bourges, gravée par Jean Arnoullet.
De plus, l'ouvrage est orne de tres nombreuses figures d'armoiries des officiers municipaux, de bandeaux, de lettres ornees et des monnaies de Bourges.
Jean Chaumeau : Fils d'un procureur de la ville de Bourges, Jean Chaumeau, seigneur de Lassay (15.- apres 1566) était avocat et archéologue. Il fut élu échevin de sa ville en 1540. Son ouvrage contient un récit légendaire sur l'origine, l'antiquité, les fastes et la noblesse de sa province et de la capitale du Berry, cependant l'ensemble de la partie moderne présente le plus grand intérêt, car elle abonde en détails d'une réelle importance historique et documentaire. Dans sa longue Chronologie, arrêtée en 1562, Chaumeau donne a Bourges 3733 ans d'ancienneté.
Ouvrage bien complet de la carte du Berri sur double page et de la grande vue de la ville de Bourges.

35 BOUR, Ch. Vichy ses sources et ses environs. Clermont-Ferrand, Talbot, ca. 1860. In-folio de 1 p. de titre et 20 pl. lithographiées brillamment coloriées à l'époque ; pleine percaline bleue, plats estampés à froid, décor doré sur le premier plat avec titre doré. (Cartonnage d'éditeur). Cartonnage légèrement sali, infimes rousseurs affectant les planches. 445 x 310 mm.
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¤ Album illustré de 21 lithographies (dont page de titre) sur fond bistre, sur vélin fort. Les planches d'après Ch. Bour ont été lithographiées par Ch. Bour, Hubert Clerget, Bachelier et Eugène Cicéri. Elles ont été remarquablement coloriées à l'époque et rehaussées de gomme arabique. Elles représentent les établissements thermaux, les sources, la ville de Vichy, des scènes de marché et de danse, des châteaux, des costumes...


36 QUAD / BUSSEMACHER. Europae totius orbis... Cologne, 1592. In attractive strong original colours. Quarto. Title-page and 46 maps without text on verso in gorgeous full original colours. Blind-tooled brown calf in the style of the 16th century (Pastiche binding). Size of binding 250x180mm.) The left half of map (10) of "Misniae et Lusatiae Tabula" is missing. Engraved frontispiece soiled (restored) backed on later strong paper, with some old inscriptions in ink. Paper slightly browning and brown spotting throughout. Some minor restorations in the margins. Fine example in very strong and fresh strictly contemporary colours. 250 x 180 mm.
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¤ Early edition of this scarce atlas illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and 46 original hand coloured double-page maps (half of the map "Misniae" is missing) without text on verso.
Bound with a manuscript list of the maps in French : "Table des Cartes contenues dans cet Atlas". The maps bearing old handwritten numbers on verso and titles translated into French above each map.

The atlas contains maps of all parts of Europe engraved by Johann Bussemacher or Matthias Quad, many with medallion portraits (among Philip II of Spain son of Emperor Charles V).

The maps of Austria and Braunschweig dated 1593.

The early editions published in 1592-1593 were printed with no fixed number and no precise order of the maps and without text on verso. Meurer only knows 5 copies.

Contents : Europe, Germaniae, Bohemia, Helvetia, Austria, Moravia, Prussiae Descriptio, Marca Brandenburgensis, & Pomerania, Saxonum regionis, Misniae et Lusatiae Tabula (only right hand part of th map), Mansfeldiae Comitatus, Francia Orientalis, Sueviae, Salisburgensis, Bavaria Ducatus, Elsatia superior, Alsatia inferior, Braunswick Ducatus, Waldeck comitatus, Habes...Westphaliae, Trier, En tibi... Ducatus Geldriae, Gronigensis..descriptio, Frisiae, Hollandia, Zelandicarum insularum, Brabantiae, Flandria Galliae Belgicae, Namurcum, Lutzenburgensis, Artesia, Angliae regni, Scotiae Tabula, Regni Hispaniae, Portugalliae, Franciae, Burgundiae inferioris, Lotharingiae ducatus, Italia, Sicilia (with portrait of Philip II of Spain son of Emperor Charles V), Graeciae, Hungariae, Poloniae, Ducatus Oswieczensis, Daniae regni, Thietmarsiae Holsatiae.

MEURER, Atlantes Colonienses, Nrr. QUA 1-2.

37 ROLLIN / DEBURE Méthode Pour Etudier La Geographie . . . & un Catalogue des Cartes Geographiques, des Relations, Voyages, & Descriptions les plus necessaires pour la Geographie. Paris, 1742. Uncoloured. Printed title, 252pp. Good condition. 170 x 100 mm.
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¤ Third edition, Voume I, second part containing "Catalogue des meilleures cartes geographiques", starting with a list of globes by Guillaume de L'Isle and Coronelli. A list of maps for the different countries, followed by lists of maps by Nicolas de Fer, Covens & Mortier, Sanson, De Vaugondy, Beaurains.

Complete title : of of "Méthode Pour Etudier La Geographie, Ou L'On Donne Une Description exacte de l'Univers, formée sur les Observations de l'Academie Royale des Sciences : Avec Un Discours Preliminaire Sur d'étude de cette Science, & un Catalogue des Cartes Geographiques, des Relations, Voyages, & Descriptions les plus necessaires pour la Geographie" by L'Bbé Lenglet Dufresnoy.

38 SEUTTER, M. [Atlas de Seutter] Augsburg, ca. 1750. In attractive strong original colours. Contemporary calf with arms of Antoine-Clériadus de Choiseul in gilt on upper and lower covers, spine in 8 compartments with raised bands, gilt, title lettered in gilt on red morocco label.
Large folio (555 x 370mm.), engraved allegorical title, manuscript index at beginning, 161 double-page engraved map sheets (including the world and 4 continent maps, 6 of the Americas, 8 of Asia and a detailed town plan of Nuremberg. A Royal example in mint condition, dark printing, attractive strong body colours and thick paper. Exlibris of "Bibliotheque Legentil" on inside front cover. 555 x 370 mm.
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¤ A made-to-order atlas based on his "Atlas Novus sive Tabulae Geographicae". Matthaus Seutter the elder first published his "Atlas Geographicus" in 1720 and added to the contents in subsequent editions under the title "Atlas Novus". He was succeeded in his business by his son Georg Mathaus Seutter, and after his death his son Albrecht Carl inherited, but died early in 1762. Matthaus' widow then sold the business to her sons-in-law Tobias Conrad Lotter and Johann Michael Probst, who eventually left it to M.A. Lotter Matthaus' grandson.

PROVENANCE : Claude Antoine Clériadus de Choiseul La Baume, was born October 1733 in Nancy and died as a victim of the French Revolution at the guillotine on May 4th 1794 in Paris. Son of Charles-Marie, Marquis de Choiseul-Beaupré and Anne-Marie de Bassompierre.
de Choiseul was an aristocrat and general and made campaigns to Germany in 1758 and 1759. Most likely it was here that he obtained a group of maps from the than well know publisher Seutter.
The maps where bound in France, a manuscript index page was added to the 160 maps and town plan of Nuremberg, among a title page (originally engraved for H.Jaillot's 'Atlas François'. The original title was covered before printing, and the text underneath erased on the paper.)

Claude Antoine Clériadus de Choiseul entered service on June 5, 1746, as a cornet in the regiment of La Rochefoucauld-cavalry, which he rejoined in Italy. On the 10th of August, 1746, he was in the battle of Tidon, and in the defense of Provence, and from 1747 to 1748, he served on the frontiers of Piedmont region.
A two-page map with additional leaf with town plans of Piedmont has been added to the atlas.
On February 1, 1749, he was appointed second cornet of the Queen's Light Horse Company, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel of cavalry, then became lieutenant and captain of the bodyguards of King Stanislas II of Poland.

In 1757, he made a campaign to Germany, and was appointed November 29 to the company of the gendarmes of Orleans. He was at the Battle of Lutzelberg on October 10, 1758, and at the Battle of Minden on August 1, 1759.
On April 19, 1760, he became a second lieutenant in the Scottish gendarmes company, and he fought at Warburg on July 31, 1760, and at Clostercamp on October 15, 1760. On February 20, 1761, he was appointed camp master of a regiment Of dragoons, and became a sergeant of dragoons the same day. On the 15th and 16th of July, 1761, he was at the battle of Filinghausen, and on the 30th of August, 1762, that of Johannesberg.
In May 1763 he was promoted marshal of the camp, to take rank on 25 July 1762, and took the post of inspector general of the cavalry the following year. He was promoted to Lieutenant-General on December 5, 1781.

His collection of books is noted among his cabinet of curiosities in the literature; "Il avait réuni une bibliothèque importante et un cabinet de curiosités" (Olivier, Hermal et Roton, Manuel de l'amateur de reliures armoriées françaises, planche 813).
Arrested, he was sentenced to death and guillotined on 4 May 1794 in Paris.
Ex-libris label printed on the inside first cover : "Bibliothèque Legentil" with 2 upper case letters: "M A".

39 DUPUYTREM, Marie. France historique & géographique. [Atlas manuscrit]. Juin, 1861. In-4 oblong de 90 pp., (2) ff. ; percaline rouge, dos lisse orné de filets, encadrement or et à froid sur les plats, titre et lettres dorées sur le premier plat (reliure de l'époque). Atlas manuscrit illustré de 3 cartes de France à pleine page et 38 cartes plus petites des provinces françaises dessinées à la plume et aquarellées. 250 x 330 mm.
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¤ Ce charmant atlas a été réalisé par Marie Dupuytrem, élève de Victorine Robert (conf. Article ci-dessous). Il comprend également la Corse ainsi que les Provinces annexées : Savoie, Comté de Nice et Algérie. Les cartes sont accompagnées d'un texte explicatif mentionnant les départements, sous-préfectures et lieux remarquables.
"Par acte authentique du 1er avril 1879, Mme veuve Dupuytrem a fait don à l'Etat d'une somme de 5500 francs recueillie par voie de souscription entre les anciennes élèves de Mlle Victorine Robert, ancienne institutrice libre à Paris. Cette donation était faite sous la condition que les intérêts de ladite somme de 5500 francs serviraient à faire frapper une médaille d'or qui porterait le nom de Mlle Victorine Robert, en l'honneur de la mémoire de cette maîtresse, et qui serait décernée comme prix, à perpétuité, chaque année, à l'aspirante au brevet supérieur qui aurait obtenu les notes les plus élevées dans les examens de Paris.
Bien que l'acceptation de cette libéralité ait été autorisée par décret du 2 octobre 1879, l'attribution du prix Victorine Robert n'a eu lieu pour la première fois qu'en 1885. Il a été décerné à Mlle Noël (Marie-Emilie), qui avait obtenu 6 très bien et 3 bien pour les différentes épreuves".

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