Amsterdam, A.B. Saakes. 1791.
Originele kartonnen band (gebruind en met vlekken), zonder rug.
Helman, [Isidore Stanislas]. Abrégé Historique des Principaux Traits de la Vie de Confucius Célèbre Philosophe Chinois.
Helman, [Isidore Stanislas].
Abrégé Historique des Principaux Traits de la Vie de Confucius Célèbre Philosophe Chinois. Orné de 24 Estampes in 4°. Gravées par Helman, d'après des Dessins Originaux de la Chine envoyés à Paris par M. Amiot. Missionnaire à Pekin. Et tirés du Cabinet de Mr. Bertin M.tre et ancien S.re d'Etat.
Paris, n.d. , 4to., engraved title, 24 engraved plates + 24 engraved text leaves. Marbled boards with handwritten simplified title. The beautiful engravings illustrate the life and deeds of Confucius engraved by Isidore Stanislas Helman (1743-1806).
Antiquariaat Max Silverenberg
Rome, Barth. Grassi, 1585. Sm. fol. (paper size 30,9 x 21 cm, plate size ca. 23 x 15,5 cm). With engr. title (verso with printed privilege of Pope Gregor XIII), and 31 engr. plates by Giovanni Battista Cavalieri after Niccolò Circignani, all contemp. handcoloured and heightened with gold and silver. All prints under passe-partout in 19th century vellum portfolio with ties (front cover with two gilt borders & corner pieces).
- 2nd ed. of this series (1st 1583). – Cicognara I,2008; Mortimer, Italian, 126 (with 3 ills.), Brunet I,1697. – Niccolò Circignani (c. 1517/24-after 1596) was an Italian painter of the Mannerist period. After 1580 he decorated, with help from Antonio Tempesta, the church of Santo Stefano Rotondo in Rome. “Here he finally completed over thirty graphic scenes of martyrdom, depicting every gruesome method as if it were an advertisement for a torture chamber. Visitors like Charles Dickens, expressed horror at the spectacle in this church, calling it a: damp, mildewed vault of an old church in the outskirts of Rome, … by reason of the hideous paintings with which its walls are covered. These represent the martyrdoms of saints and early Christians; and such a panorama of horror and butchery no man could imagine in his sleep, though he were to eat a whole pig raw, for supper. Grey-bearded men being boiled, fried, grilled, crimped, singed, eaten by wild beasts, worried by dogs, buried alive, torn asunder by horses, chopped up small with hatchets: women having their breasts torn with iron pinchers, their tongues cut out, their ears screwed off, their jaws broken, their bodies stretched upon the rack, or skinned upon the stake, or crackled up and melted in the fire: these are among the mildest subjects.” (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). – A bit spotted in places. A very good/fine series, complete and contemp. handcol. hard to find.
This contemporary hand coloured engraving originates from the very scarse: 'Vögel. Nach der neuen englischen Ausgabe des Herrn Thomas Pennant, in das Lateinische und Deutsche übersetzt, und mit einigen Anmerkungen begleitet von Christoph Gottlieb von Murr.' Augsburg: Johann Jacob Haid and son, 1771-78. This work is based on Pennants 'The British Zoology.' (1761-1766). Ref: Nissen 711. One of the rarest and most impressive books of birds ever published in Germany.
Series of plates from the very scarse: 'La Galerie Agreable du Monde (...).' published by P. van der Aa, Leyden, c. 1725. This famous work was published in 66 parts and is the biggest print / map book ever published. Van der Aa incorporated plates by other publishers such as Blaeu, Visscher, de Wit, Meurs, Montanus, Dapper, Halma, Mortier, Allard in this work and often added broad decorative borders. Probably the costliest and complete universal geographic work ever produced. It is said that only 100 copies were printed. Ref: Koeman Aa9; Phillips 2780 note.
Plates sold individually.
Bardin, T M Euro 25.000
Terrestial globe: the new British globe
Bardin T M
Matching pair of one terrestial and one celestial globe, both made by Thomas Bardin (1768-1819). Both made up of 12 paper gores in contemporary hand colouring (strengthened) over a hollow, plaster coated sphere. Brass meridian ring, divided in quadrants. In an English chair with papered horizontal ring, supported by four baluster turned legs, united by stretchers.
Minor restorations to gores of the terrestrial globe. Chair of celestial globe renewed. Original colours refreshed. Else original and fine.
The father, William Bardin (1740-1798) began publishing globes in the early 1780. The most prolific publishers were William Bardin and Son, John Newton, John and William Cary and William and Al;exandre
Antiquariaat Frederik Muller Rare Books
Gerhart de Ver (Gerrit de Veer) Euro 20.000
Warhafftige Relation...der dreijen newen Schiffart
(= three voyages by the Dutch to find NE passage to the
Hulsius, Part III in German
(Church, 266; European
Small in quarto, re cased in contemporary full calf.
Spine in five compartments; gilt, with later engraved title
Free end pages
4 lvs with signature; 20 gatherings in 4. Total 84 leaves not counting the plates
Title page with engraved plate
Coat of Arms
1 full page woodcut in verso of A3: Frobisher
30 copper plates, inserted
4 maps: Nova Zembla; Nova Zembla; Lapland Polar regions
4 plates in later colour, inserted. All other plates and maps in full, contemporary colour.
This copy is stained, thumbed and shows some (even) browning all through. About one fifth of the plates had (mostly marginal) tears and a four (plates 5; 8;13 and 21lacked small pieces that have been restored. The contemporary colouring has been refreshed using the pallet of the existing colours.
First edition, first issue of Hulsius’ version of the famous three voyages by the Dutch to find the North Eastern passage to
The very first edition of the story, published in
Antiquariaat Frederik Muller Rare Books