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        Haidelberga : Sereniss. Potentiss. Principi Friederico, Bohem. Régi Com. Pal. Rhen. S. Rom. Imp. Elect. ... Humillime D. D. D. Matthæus Merianus 1620. Altkolorierter Kupferstich.

      ( Erscheinungsort ermittelt ). Bildmaß der Darstellung ca. 20 x 46 cm ( Höhe x Breite ).Panoramaansicht der Stadt mit Schloß und Umgebung, vom Heiligenberg aus gesehen, rechts außen weitet sich der Blick über die oberrheinische Tiefebene bis gegen Speyer, rechts oben das böhmische Königswappen mit dem kreisförmig umgelegten Hosenbandorden und Wahlspruch sowie die Widmung an den böhmischen König und Pfalzgrafen bei Rhein, Gezeigt wird Heidelberg mit dem noch unzerstörten Heidelberger Schloß links oben, die Stadt hinter dem Neckar. Auf dem altkolorierten Blatt eine Wappenkartusche sowie eine Titelkartusche. Das Blatt alt unter Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß ca. 25 x 52 cm ungeöffnet ), die Rückwand verso mit Resten alter Textblätter aus einer alten Chronik. Der Kupferstich ist eine von zahlreichen Stadtansichten, die von Matthäus Merian (1593-1650) und seiner Werkstatt angefertigt wurden. Der Kupferstich von guter Erhaltung mit schönem Altkolorit, der Rahmen bestoßen, Rückdeckel bzw. -wand unfachmännisch mit Klebestreifen montiert.- selten - ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request )

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        Lvthervs Redivivvs, Eine newe Comiedia Von der langen und ergerlichen Disputation bey der Lehre vom Abendmal, derer so man Lutherisch und Caluinisch, So wol der andern, die man Philippisch und Flacianisch heist. Darinnen Historischer Bericht, wenn, von wem, und wie solch erbermlich wesen Anno 24. angefangen, und gefüret worden biss zum ende des 92. Jahres. Aus denen darvon augegangenen mehr als drey hundert Streitschrifften mit fleis colligiret, und menniglichen zur Lehr, Trost, Warnung und Vermahnung, keinem Theil weder zu lieb noch zu leid, auffs aller glimpflichst für augen gestellet.

      1593 - (110) folia. Rebound old Vellum, 4° (Browned throughout, the front cover is decorated with the initials N.D. and the year 1638. First edition of this polemical play with Luther as its hero by the Lutheran clergyman Zacharias Rivander, 1553-1594. The play is an attack on the recently displaced Crypto-Calvinists. Its title translates as 'Luther Reborn' and the work defends the Reformers doctrine of the Lord's Supper against the views of his opponents on the subject of sacramental doctrine.) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Kst.- Karte, b. C. de Jode, "Tractus Rheni, Tabvla II" ( Rtit.).

      - kol., 1593, 34 x 45 Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, 1120/2:32; Hellwig/ Reiniger/ Stopp, Nr. 6.- Blatt II der 3teiligen Rheinlaufkarte aus dem Atlas von De Jode. Südorientierte Karte umgeben von gestochener Bordüre. Links oben kleine Textkartusche (Austrasia .), im Kartenbild diverse Wappen. Zeigt mittig den Hunsrück. Gebiet: Metz, Köln/Rh., Frankfurt/M., Straßburg. - Restauriert.

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        Kst.- Karte, b. C. de Jode, "Tractus rhenus . Tractvs Rheni Tabvla I".

      - 1593, 34 x 45 Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 32:02. - Südorientierte Karte umgeben von gestochener Bordüre, das erste Blatt von de Jodes monumentaler Rheinlaufkarte aus der bei C. de Jode erschienenen Ausgabe des Speculum. Rechts eine Textkartusche, im Kartenbild diverse Wappen, rechts unten Meilenanzeiger. Zeigt mittig den Bodensee, die Schweiz und Süddeutschland (Ulm im Norden), aber auch Vorarlberg und Liechtenstein sowie Teile Tirols. Mittelfalz gering leimschattig.

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        Kst.- Karte, n. W. Lasius aus De Jode, "Avstriae dvcatvs sev Pannoniae svperioris .".

      - 1593, 37,5 x 51,5 Koeman's Atlantes neerlandici, 2710:32; van Ortray S. 125 Nr. 80. - Links oben die Titelkartusche, rechts oben die gestochene Nummer 49, links unten Meilenanzeiger. Reicht von Znaim im Norden bis Pettau im Süden, vom Traunsee im Westen bis zum Neusiedlersee im Osten; Mittelfalz etwas leimschattig, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar.

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        Dialogus primus (- tertius). (Graece-latine). Cum versione Victorini Strigelio. Romani exemplaris collatione multo nunc, quam antehac correctior & emendatior. (.) tam Graecorum quam Latinorum Patrum sententiis illustratus, et ad controversias nostrae tempestatis recte intelligendas & dijudicandas accommodatus a Marco Beumlero. 3 Teile in 1 Bd.

      Tiguri (Zürich) Wolphius -94 1593 - Kl.-8°. 12 nn Bll., 136 Bll.; 11 nn Bll., 179(1) Bll.; 12 nn Bll., 168 Bll. - HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rverg. über 5 Bünden (leicht berieben, bestoßen, mit kl. Abschabungen, oberes Kapitel mit kl. Ausriß und kl. Würmlöchlein bzw. -gängen). Adams T 496-98. VD 16 T 771-73. Hoffmann III, 496. - Theodorus, Bischof von Cyrene. - (". Drey schöne Gesprech, von vereinigung und unterscheid beyder Naturen in der einigen Person Jhesu Christi, des alten, hochgelehrten Bischoffs Theodoreti, sampt den vornemsten Episteln des hochberümpten Bapsts zu Rom Leonis Magni."). - Titel des ersten Teiles mit Ausschnitt, aber ohne Textverlust, fachgerecht unterlegt, immer wieder mit kl. Wurmlöchlein, meist im weißen Rand, teils mit Buchstabenverlust, aber erschließbar, Unterstreichungen u. Anmerkungen mit roter u. brauner Tinte, Buchblock angebrochen, dennoch schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Satyre Menippée de la vertu du catholicon d'Espagne. Et de la tenue des Estats de Paris.

      - S.l., s.n., 1593. In-12, plein veau marbré, dos à 5 nerfs orné de compartiments fleuronnés et cloisonnés, roulette dorée sur les coupes, tranches mouchetées de rouge (rel. XVIIe s.), 371 p., (9) p. bl. (titre compris). Bonne édition publiée à la date de l’originale, bien complète. Elle a toujours été considérée comme rare et est signalée comme telle par Charles Nodier dans son édition de l'ouvrage (Paris, 1824, I, 9) qui précise qu’elle aurait été imprimée à Tours. Le plus célèbre des pamphlets politiques de la fin du XVIe siècle. Dirigé contre la Ligue et ses prétentions, "modèle des pamphlets", et l'un des sommets littéraires du genre, la 'Satyre Ménippée’ a été rédigée par une réunion d'humanistes, de juristes, gens de robe, poètes et érudits: Pierre Pithou, Jean Passerat, Gilles Durand, Nicolas Rapin, Florent Chrestien, Jacques Gillot et Jean Le Roy, et sa portée historique fut immense. "A la fois une comédie, un pamphlet et un coup d'État, la 'Satyre Ménippée' fraya la route à Henri IV vers le trône" (P. Larousse). Charles Nodier en dira : "Point de satiriques à venir qui n'y trouvent des modèles, point de peuples à venir qui n'y trouvent des leçons ; ce n'est pas un tableau de genre, il est fait pour les siècles". Cette édition manque à la BnF et aux bibliothèques françaises en ligne (CCFr) à l’exception de la B.M. de Poitiers. (Nicolas Rapin, ‘Œuvres’, édition critique donnée par J. Brunet et E. Brethé, n°51, p. CXL. Brunet, I, 144. Leber, 4130). Mors un peu frottés, ex. légèrement court de marges sans manque. Quelques rousseurs. Petite signature ex-libris sur le titre : "Simon de Simonville", probablement, Simon Huguet de Simonville, receveur général de la Ferme, anobli en 1669. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vista de un pueblo

      Países Bajos - JAN VAN DE VELDE II (1593-1641) Van de Velde II fue grabador, dibujante y pintor holandés de fama reconocida principalmente por sus grabados al aguafuerte, especialmente de paisajes, que influyeron en otros artistas como Rembrandt. Miembro de una saga de artistas, se formó como grabador en Haarlem, con Jacob Matham. Sus obras destacan por su simplicidad y naturalismo, en oposición a los idealizados, de origen manierista, que todavía entonces predominaban. Estampa editada en Amsterdam. En el reverso escudo de la antigua colección del Rijkmusem de Amsterdam. Ref.: Lugt, 240. Brillante estampación. Buen estado de conservación. Siglo/Century: XVII Aguafuerte y buril Papel verjurado Grabador/Engraver: Van de Velde II, Jan Dibujante/Draw Artist: Van de Velde II, Jan Circa 1620-1640 Altura papel/Paper height: 120 Anchura papel/Paper width: 186 Altura plancha/Plate height: Anchura plancha/Plate width:

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        De Historien der vromer Martelaren, die om het Ghetuygenisse des H. Euangeliums haer bloedt vergoten hebben, vande tijden Christi af, tot desen teghenwoordighen tijdt toe, op het cortste by een vergadert. Desen laetsten druck grootelijcx vermeerdert, verbetert ende op nieu ghecorrigeert.

      Delft, Bruyn Harmanssz. Schinckel 1593. "(16) 32 p., 408 (4) folia. Origineel Leer met ribben, stempels en sloten, 4° (Op de rug wat sleets, onderkant rug netjes gerestaureerd. De sluitriempjes en het sluitwerk zijn vernieuwd, echter wel passend bij het geheel. Enkele wormgaatjes, onderste hoek van de laatste 4 pagina's (register) sleets en verstevigd, hierdoor enkele woorden tekstverlies, verso titelpagina ook geheel verstevigd. Vroege uitgave van het bekende martelarenboek van Adriaen Cornelisz. van Haemstede, 1525-1562. De eerste uitgave van zijn martelarenboek verscheen in 1559 en werd vanwege zijn populariteit verschillende malen opnieuw uitgegeven en uitgebreid. Deze uitgave van het werk beschrijft de marteldood van ongeveer 390 martelaren, waarvan meer dan 70 in deze uitgave voor het eerst bijgevoegd, beginnend met de dood van Jezus tot de dood van Nicolaus Heyndricx in 1586.) Pijper, F. (1924). Martelaarsboeken, p. 34-72".

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        Demonomanie Des Sorciers

      , 1593 Complete. Very good condition. Rebound in modern, tooled leather. Occasional close cropping at top of some pages with no loss of text. Typical browning of pages."The Demonomanie of Bodin is probably one of the most important books ever published on witchraft." (Wierus books)"Bodin's major work on sorcery and the witchcraft persecutions was first issued in 1580, ten editions being published by 1604. In it he elaborates the influential concept of "pact witchcraft" based on a deal with the Devil and the belief that the evil spirit would utilize a strategy to impose doubt on judges to look upon magicians as madmen and hypochondriacs deserving of compassion rather than chastisement.The book relates histories of sorcerers, but does not mention Faust and his pact. It gave a report of a 1552 public exorcism in Paris, and of the case of Magdalena de la Cruz of Cordova, an abbess who had confessed to sexual relations with the Devil over three decades. Bodin cited Pierre Marner on werewolf accounts from Savoie. He denounced the works of Cornelius Agrippa, and the perceived traffic in "sorceries" carried out along the Spanish Road, running along eastern France for much of its length." (Wikipedia)"And in 1580 he published another book whose currency among those interested in witchcraft matters made it the Malleus maleficarum of the next hundred years". (Clark's Thinking with Demons)----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"Contains the Refutation against Jean Wier (Johann Weyer), the famous disciple of magician Cornelius Agrippa and defender of witches". (Wierus books)The below rough translation is from Wierus:1st Book Chpt.1 : Definition of Witchcraft Chpt.2 : Association of spirits with men Chpt.3 : The difference between good and evil spirits. Chpt.4 : On Prophecy and other divine means to know occult things. Chpt.5 : On natural and humans means to discover occult things. Chpt.6 : On lawful means to suceed in one's undertaking. Chpt.7 : On Teratoscopy, haruspicy, ornithomancy, hieroscopy and similar. 2nd Book Chpt.1 : On Magic in general. Chpt.2 : Tacit evocations of demons. Chpt.3 : Explicit evocations of demons.Chpt.4 : On those who explicitly relinquish God and their religion, and on their bodily transportation by demons. Chpt.5 : The extasy of witches, and their frequent meetings with demons.Chpt.6 : Lycanthropy and the turning of men into beasts by sorcerers.Chpt.7 : Copulation of witches with demons. Chpt.8 : On sorcerers casting illness, sterility, hail storms, and death upon men and beasts. 3rd Book Chpt.1 : Lawful means to obviate sorcery. Chpt.2 : Sorcerers providing health to the ill. Chpt.3 : Sorcerers using their powers to get fame, beauty, pleasures, honours, wealth, knowledge, fertility. Chpt.4 : If sorcerers can do more harm to some people than to others. Chpt.5 : Unlawful means to counter spells. 4th Book Chpt.1 : Inquistion of Witchcraft Chpt.2 : Evidence required to prove sorcery Chpt.3 : On voluntary and forced confessions made by sorcerers Chpt.4 : On presumptions against sorcerers. Chpt.5 : Sentences against Witchcraft.

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        De humana physiognomonia Joannis Baptistae portae neapolitani libri IIII; qui ab extimis, quae in hominum corporibus conspiciuntur signis, ita eorum naturas, mores et consilia demonstrant, ut intimos animi recessus penetrare Videantur

      Hannover: Guilelmus Antonius for Petrus Fischer, 1593. Book measures 7 x 4 3/4 inches. Collation, [14],534,55pp, 85 illustrations within the text, title printed in red and black with woodcut device, woodcut portrait, lacking 1 page of index, and the second portrait of Porta. Bound in full calf. Rebacked retaining the original boards which have been repaired on corners, raised bands, gilt lines, leather title labels. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, 1 page of index becoming loose, some light staining, bound slightly to tight. Pages in good clean condition. A nice copy. . Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Hemispheriu Ab Aequinoctiali Linea, Ad Circulu Poli Arctici / Hemispherii Ab Aequinoctiali Linea, Ad Circulu Poli Atarctici

      1593 - Map. Original engraving. 16 x 20.5 inches. Archival silver frame 25.25 x 29 inches. Map. Original engraving. 16 x 20.5 inches. Archival silver frame 25.25 x 29 inches. This important map renders the two hemispheres on north and south polar projection, with an elaborate and magical surround of clouds and wind-heads. The North Pole shows a rock (the Rupes Nigra) that according to legend, stood in the center of an Open Polar Sea. The legend is derived from Inventio Fortunata, a lost 14th c manuscript that described the North Pole as a magnetic island surrounded by a giant whirlpool and four continents. The continents are separated by rivers through which warm water from the surrounding oceans flowed. As yet undiscovered, Antarctica is imagined and often present on 16th century maps as a giant continent thought to balance out the northern hemisphere. The present edition is one of two new world maps which appeared in the 1593 edition of the Speculum Orbis Terrarrum. This example being a rare variant with blank verso. Right margin trimmed to the neat line. This important map graces the cover of Rodney Shirley's seminal book The Mapping of the World Early Printed World Maps. Cornelius de Jode (1568-1600) came from a family of map makers, engravers, publishers, he was a scholar and a map maker from Antwerp. Iconic map of the upmost rarity.

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        An Apologie for Sundrie Proceedings by Iurisdiction Ecclesiasticall.

      1593 - A Brilliant Defense of the Controversial Oath Ex Officio [Cosin, Richard (1549?-1597)]. An Apologie for Sundrie Proceedings by Iurisdiction Ecclesiasticall, of Late Times by Some Chalenged, and Also Diuersly by Them Impugned. By Which Apology (in Their Seuerall Due Places) all the Reasons and Allegations Set Downe as Well in a Treatise, as in Certaine Notes (That Goe From Hand to Hand) both Against proceeding Ex Officio, and Against Oaths Ministered to Parties Criminall; Are also Examined and Answered:.Respectiuelie Submitted to the Graue Iudgements of the Reuerend Iudges and Other Sages of the Common Lawe: and of the Right Reuerend Prelates and other Grounded Diuines in this Realme. Whereunto. I Have Presumed to Adjoine that Right Excellent and Sound Determination (Concerning Oaths) which was Made by M. Lancelot Andrewes Doctor in Divinity, in the Common Divinitie Schoole of the University of Cambridge in Iulie, An. 1591. London: Imprinted at London by the Deputies of Christopher Barker, 1593. Three parts in one volume, each with a title page. [xxx], 130; [10], 140; [4], 256 pp. Three parts, each with title page and individual pagination. Lacking blank leaf at end of second part (Tt4). Quarto (7-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary limp vellum with remnants of thong ties, faint later hand-lettered title to spine. Some rubbing to extremities with wear to foot of spine, front endleaves lacking, rear pastedown loose, text block partially detached but secure. Woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Light toning to text, occasional dampstaining along lower margins near end of volume, minor worming to margins of a few leaves, small embossed private-library stamp to title page. An attractive copy. $1,500. * Second edition, a revised and considerably enlarged edition of a work first published in 1591 in an edition of only 40 copies. Cosin was a distinguished authority on ecclesiastical law and a staunch Anglican who opposed the Puritan cause. His Apologie was written in support of the oath ex officio, which compelled the examinee to swear to truthfully answer whatever he was asked. This was a highly controversial practice. Several Puritans, and quite a few Anglicans as well, believed it was uncomfortably similar to methods used by the Papal Inquisition. A Puritan lawyer, James Morice, took t. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pharmacopaea Amstelredamensis, of d'Amsterdammer apotheek, in welke allerlei medicamenten, zijnde tot Amsterdam in 't gebruik, konstiglijk bereid worden. Als ook des selfs krachten en manier van ingeven. Den derden druk ...Amsterdam, Jan ten Hoorn, 1686. 12mo. With an engraved title-page by Jan Luyken, showing the interior of an apothecary, Modern red cloth.

      Daems & Vandewiele, p. 58 (1 copy); Klaversma & Hannema 1176; STCN (same copy as Daems, lacking frontispiece); WorldCat (3 copies). Rare third edition of a Dutch translation of the Amsterdam Pharmacopoeia. Unlike the original Latin edition the Dutch translation not only lists ingredients, but also provides recipes to prepare the medicines. The numbers for quantities, as the publisher notes in the foreword, are spelled out to avoid any (fatal) problems arising from typesetting errors. The final page gives a list of medical titles printed and sold by the publisher.The original Latin Pharmacopoeia Amstelredamensis, the first Dutch pharmacopoeia, with recipes for nearly 200 medicines, was compiled anonymously by Nicolaes Tulp (1593-1674) by order of the city of Amsterdam, to serve as an official legal standard for the correct preparation of numerous medicines. Several cities in the southern Low Countries and Germany, and even London, had produced pharmacopoeias before any Dutch city and Tulp based his on those published in Augsburg, Cologne and London, primarily on the 1622 edition of the Pharmacopoea Augustana (providing about 85% of the content), with some material from the 1627 Dispensatorium Coloniense and the 1627 edition of the Pharmacopoea Londinensis.With the engraving and first three pages damaged and strengthened; a large water stain in the lower margin of the first 14 pages and small holes in several pages (no loss of text). Fair copy of a rare Dutch pharmacopoeia.

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        Pomeraniae utriusq Continentis . [on sheet with] Thietmarsorum Simbricae Schersonesi Populorum .

      1593 - Antwerp, Cornelis de Jode, 1593. Latin text edition. Two plates on one sheet, 160 x 450mm & 145 x 225mm. Repairs to left and right margins, otherwise a very fine example. Maps of Pomerania after Munster and Diethmarchen after Peter Boekel. First published 1578 in Gerard de Jode's 'Speculum Orbis Terrae', the maps were originally on one plate, with a map of Prussia bottom right. For the second edition, published by Gerard's death by his widow and son Cornelis, the plate was cut and the Prussia replaced by a full-page plate. This edition was to be the last: after the death of Cornelis in 1600 the plates were bought by Vrients, then the owner of the Ortelius plates, merely to suppress them. KOEMAN: Jod 2.

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        Historische Chronica, oder Beschreibung der Fünemsten Geschichten, so sich von Anfang der Welt, biß auff unsere Zeiten zugetragen: .; mit viel schönen Contrafaicturen, und geschichtmässigen Kupfferstücken, ., durch Matthaeum Merianum. Frankfurt am Main, Wolffgang Hoffmann [and Matthäus Merian], 1642. Folio. With the title-page in red and black with the engraved device of Matthäus Merian; engraved allegorical frontispiece by Joachim von Sandrart; a double-page engraved map of the world by Merian; 2 double-page engraved fortification plans; a double-page maritime view; 31 nearly full-page engravings on integral leaves, each with 12 roundels for portraits (15 roundels left blank, giving a total of 357 portraits), and 329 half-page engraved ill

      - Wüthrich, Mathaeus Merian III, 3 & IV, pp. 106, 158; VD17 (6 copies but only 1 complete); cf. Alden & Landis 657/53;for the front panel stamp: cf. Bod-Inc B475; Haebler, Rollen- und Plattenstempels, p. 251, XVII. Second edition, expanded, of Gottfried's very popular chronicle of world history, extensively and beautifully illustrated by Matthäus Merian (1593-1650), one of the greatest engraver-illustrators of the 17th-century and father of the insect illustrator Maria Sibylla Merian. The 357 portraits cover men and women from classical mythology, via Greek, Roman and mediaeval history, to monarchs, religious leaders and scholars of Gottfried's own time. The book is especially valued, however, for Merian's illustrations, which begin with the creation and continue with scenes from biblical, mediaeval and modern history, including many battle scenes, executions and martyrdoms, some in Ottoman lands. Some of the illustrations include detailed city views in the background. Both the spine and the front board have been relettered, possibly when the panel stamps were coloured. Occasional slight browning, the left end of the world map folded in and slightly tattered, 1 tear running 1 cm into 1 illustration, a small rust hole in 1 index page and 1 illustration, and an occasional minor marginal stain or tear, but otherwise in very good condition. The binding is somewhat worn, mostly around the spine and extremities, some tears at the hinges and small abrasions mostly affecting untooled fields, but otherwise good and with the tooling clear. A popular chronicle of world history, especially valued for the hundreds of beautiful illustrations by Matthäus Merian, the present copy beautifully bound for the Hohenzollern rulers of Brandenburg-Prussia.

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        Pharmacopaea Amstelredamensis, of d'Amsterdammer apotheek, in welke allerlei medicamenten, zijnde tot Amsterdam in 't gebruik, konstiglijk bereid worden. Als ook des selfs krachten en manier van ingeven. Den derden druk .Amsterdam, Jan ten Hoorn, 1686. 12mo. With an engraved title-page by Jan Luyken, showing the interior of an apothecary, Modern red cloth.

      - Daems & Vandewiele, p. 58 (1 copy); Klaversma & Hannema 1176; STCN (same copy as Daems, lacking frontispiece); WorldCat (3 copies). Rare third edition of a Dutch translation of the Amsterdam Pharmacopoeia. Unlike the original Latin edition the Dutch translation not only lists ingredients, but also provides recipes to prepare the medicines. The numbers for quantities, as the publisher notes in the foreword, are spelled out to avoid any (fatal) problems arising from typesetting errors. The final page gives a list of medical titles printed and sold by the publisher.The original Latin Pharmacopoeia Amstelredamensis, the first Dutch pharmacopoeia, with recipes for nearly 200 medicines, was compiled anonymously by Nicolaes Tulp (1593-1674) by order of the city of Amsterdam, to serve as an official legal standard for the correct preparation of numerous medicines. Several cities in the southern Low Countries and Germany, and even London, had produced pharmacopoeias before any Dutch city and Tulp based his on those published in Augsburg, Cologne and London, primarily on the 1622 edition of the Pharmacopoea Augustana (providing about 85% of the content), with some material from the 1627 Dispensatorium Coloniense and the 1627 edition of the Pharmacopoea Londinensis.With the engraving and first three pages damaged and strengthened; a large water stain in the lower margin of the first 14 pages and small holes in several pages (no loss of text). Fair copy of a rare Dutch pharmacopoeia.

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        Historische Chronica, oder Beschreibung der Fünemsten Geschichten, so sich von Anfang der Welt, biß auff unsere Zeiten zugetragen: ...; mit viel schönen Contrafaicturen, und geschichtmässigen Kupfferstücken, ..., durch Matthaeum Merianum. Frankfurt am Main, Wolffgang Hoffmann [and Matthäus Merian], 1642. Folio. With the title-page in red and black with the engraved device of Matthäus Merian; engraved allegorical frontispiece by Joachim von Sandrart; a double-page engraved map of the world by Merian; 2 double-page engraved fortification plans; a double-page maritime view; 31 nearly full-page engravings on integral leaves, each with 12 roundels for portraits (15 roundels left blank, giving a total of 357 portraits), and 329 half-page engraved illustrations in the text by Matthäus Merian the elder. Contemporary panel-stamped and blind-tooled pigskin over oak boards, each board with a central panel stamp (89 x 51 mm), the front: in an oval, a beggar with staff approaching a seated Caritas, before a window with columns, with the motto "QVAE VOCOR INSIGNI CHARITVM DE NOMINE VIRTVS OMNIA QVAE PIETAS SVADET ORIRE SEQVOR" around the oval, and in the four corners of the decoration around the oval 4 figures; the back: the coat of arms probably of Friedrich Wilhelm von Brandenburg (1620-1688). Both panel stamps hand-coloured at an early date.

      Wüthrich, Mathaeus Merian III, 3 & IV, pp. 106, 158; VD17 (6 copies but only 1 complete); cf. Alden & Landis 657/53;for the front panel stamp: cf. Bod-Inc B475; Haebler, Rollen- und Plattenstempels, p. 251, XVII. Second edition, expanded, of Gottfried's very popular chronicle of world history, extensively and beautifully illustrated by Matthäus Merian (1593-1650), one of the greatest engraver-illustrators of the 17th-century and father of the insect illustrator Maria Sibylla Merian. The 357 portraits cover men and women from classical mythology, via Greek, Roman and mediaeval history, to monarchs, religious leaders and scholars of Gottfried's own time. The book is especially valued, however, for Merian's illustrations, which begin with the creation and continue with scenes from biblical, mediaeval and modern history, including many battle scenes, executions and martyrdoms, some in Ottoman lands. Some of the illustrations include detailed city views in the background. Both the spine and the front board have been relettered, possibly when the panel stamps were coloured. Occasional slight browning, the left end of the world map folded in and slightly tattered, 1 tear running 1 cm into 1 illustration, a small rust hole in 1 index page and 1 illustration, and an occasional minor marginal stain or tear, but otherwise in very good condition. The binding is somewhat worn, mostly around the spine and extremities, some tears at the hinges and small abrasions mostly affecting untooled fields, but otherwise good and with the tooling clear. A popular chronicle of world history, especially valued for the hundreds of beautiful illustrations by Matthäus Merian, the present copy beautifully bound for the Hohenzollern rulers of Brandenburg-Prussia.

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        GVGLIELMVS DE VOS. ANTVERPIAE PICTOR HUMANARUM FIGURARUM. (Portrait of Willem de Vos)

      Portrait of Willem de Vos (fl. 1593-1629), history painter and portraitist, based in Antwerp, nephew and pupil of Maarten de Vos (1532-1603). Lettered below: 'GVGLIELMVS DE VOS. / ANTVERPIAE PICTOR HUMANARUM FIGURARUM.'; signed lower left: 'Ant. van Dyck fecit aqua forti.'; signed lower right: 'S. a Bolswert sculpsit'. Numbered on the top right corner in brown ink: '66' (possibly linked to British Museum exemplar 1863-5-9-883)

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        Of the Lawes of Ecclesiasticall Politie [bound with] Of the Lawes of Ecclesiasticall Politie. The fift Booke. S.T.C. 13712 and 13712.5

      London: Printed by John Windet [etc.] [imprints differ slightly], 1593 & 1597. Modern calf, ex-Christ Church Library, some light staining, signatures of Thomas Serle and of ?J.N.L. Myers, else well preserved; the Taussig copy First editions of both parts of Hooker's monumental work, examining the underlying principles of the supremacy of law, thus in Holdsworth's words "of immense historical interest" and, given its subsequent impact, "of equal constitutional importance

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        Conclusiones Probationum omnium, que in utroque Foro versantur continens, Iudicibus, Advocatis, Causidicis, omnibus denique Iuris Pontificij, Cesareique; professoribus utiles, practicabiles, ac necessarias. Quibus Canonicae, Civiles, Feudales, Criminales, caeteraeque materiae contentae per Ampliationes (ut dicitur) Limitationes, Intelligentiasque alphabetico ordine abundè digeruntur; magis receptis Doctorum opionibus ubique hoc asterisco * notatis; omnia sum

      Ex Officina Damiani Zenari - Venetiis, VENEZIA 1593 - Conclusiones Probationum omnium, que in utroque Foro versantur continens, Iudicibus, Advocatis, Causidicis, omnibus denique Iuris Pontificij, Cesareique; professoribus utiles, practicabiles, ac necessarias. LATINO Cinquecentina in folio, stato discreto, coperta in pergamena semirigida, autore e titolo manoscritto sul dorso, diversi segni del tempo, in particolare margine di testa del piatto inferiore e delle ultime pagine molto consumati e con macchia d'umidità, tagli bruniti, pagine in buono stato, tranne le ultime già citate, alcune con becca, fori d'insetto, testo posto su due colonne, con marginalia, cartulazione in numeri arabi. Presenta segnatura dei fascicoli, richiami, lettera dedicatoria, Indice degli argomenti contenute in questo volume e delle cose memorabili. Frontespizio con caratteri stampati in rosso e nero, magnifica marca tipografica con drago coronato, scritta ex libris "Fran.co II Duca di Martina", altra scritta su margine di piede. Fantastica testatina con vignetta ed elegante capolettera su lettera dedicatoria. Altra bella testatina su incipit, eleganti capilettera e finalini in nero. Tomo I della collana Conclusiones Probationum omnium, que in utroque Foro versantur continens, Iudicibus, Advocatis, Causidicis, omnibus denique Iuris Pontificij, Cesareique; professoribus utiles, practicabiles, ac necessarias. Edizione riveduta. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        Myles Standish

      , n.d. n.d.. Ornate Manuscript Document Signed "Thomas Standishe," one page, 14" x 11", on vellum, Lancashire, no date. Dampstains obscure some text, usual folds. The document is a sixty-year lease granted by Standish to James Anescough and Alice, his wife. A fascinating document worthy of further research. Thomas Standish (1593 - 1642) English politician and staunch Parliamentarian during the English Civl War, sat for Preston during the Short Parliament of 1640 and in the Long Parliament until 1642. Standish, who lived at Duxbury Manor in Lancashire, was very possibly a relative of Myles Standish, one of the founders of Plymouth Colony in 1620. Much is known and has been written concerning the life of Myles Standish (c. 1584 - 1656) after he became associated with the English Separatists (i.e. Pilgrims) who founded the colony of Plymouth in 1620. However, very little is known about Standish's early life including his place of birth, and for nearly two centuries, this question has been been the subject of scholarly debate. The little we know about Standish's origins come from his will, drafted in 1656, in which he granted to his "son & heire apparent Alexander Standish all my lands as heire apparent by lawfull decent in Ormskirke Borscouge Wrightington Maudsley Newburrow Crowston and in the Isle of man and given to mee as Right heire by lawfull decent but Surruptuously detained from mee My great Grandfather being a 2cond or younger brother from the house of Standish of Standish."(Charles H. Simmons, Jr., Plymouth Colony Records, Volume 1, Wills and Inventories 1633-1669 ,Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1996, 312-314) Of all the places named, one is on the Isle of Man while the remaining are places in Lancashire where a branch of the Standish family resided, centered at Duxbury Hall. A short passage written by Plymouth Colony's secretary, Nathaniel Morton notes a similar origin for Standish, noting he "...was a gentleman, born in Lancashire, and was heir apparent unto a great estate of lands and livings, surreptitiously detained from him; his great grandfather being a second or younger brother from the house of Standish…" (Nathaniel Morton, New England's Memorial, Boston: Congregational Board of Publication, 1855, 6th ed., 170). Unfortunately, that is all that is known about his origins. However, the fact that Standish founded the town of Duxbury in Plymouth Colony would suggest that his origins were indeed from Lancashire and not the Isle of Man. It is not known whether Alexander Standish (1626 - 1702) ever pursued these claims.

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        An Apologie for Sundrie Proceedings by Iurisdiction Ecclesiasticall . . . Respectiuelie submitted to the graue iudgements of the reuerend Iudges and other Sages of the Common lawe: of Iudicious Professors of the Viuill lawe [etc.]. S.T.C. 5821; Beale T249

      London: Imprinted at London by the Deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.], 1593. Later calf, quite rubbed, light browning, the top margin cut close (a few running heads affected, but not legibility), sound; the Taussig copy The much expanded, final edition of Cosin's most important work, "the standard defence of the jurisdiction of the church courts and high commission" and a major contribution to his distinguished career at the apex of the ecclesiastical court system

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        Of the Lawes of Ecclesiasticall Politie [bound with] Of the Lawes of Ecclesiasticall Politie. The fift Booke. S.T.C. 13712 and 13712.5

      First editions of both parts of Hooker's monumental work, examining the underlying principles of the supremacy of law, thus in Holdsworth's words "of immense historical interest" and, given its subsequent impact, "of equal constitutional importance". Modern calf, ex-Christ Church Library, some light staining, signatures of Thomas Serle and of ?J.N.L. Myers, else well preserved; the Taussig copy. Printed by John Windet [etc.] [imprints differ slightly], London, 1593 & 1597.

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        Codex medicamentarius, seu, pharmacopoea Tolosana, amplissimi senatus autoritate munita, ex mandato noblissimorum et vigilantissimorum capitolinorum in lucem edita.Toulouse, Arnaldus Colomerius, 1648. Small 4to (22 x 18 cm). With woodcut device on title-page, including the arms of Toulouse. Early boards, rebacked.

      Goldsmith, BMC STC French T478; Krivatsy 2541; WorldCat (7 copies). Rare first edition of the official pharmacopoeia of Toulouse by Pons-François Purpan (1593-1660). The pharmacopoeia starts with the "simple" medicaments, including plants, herbs, roots, minerals, animal products etc. and continues with the recipes of compound medicines, including waters, syrups, oils, ointments, plasters etc., even including a chapter on the preparation of chemical medicines.WorldCat's description of the Toulouse copy notes two engraved armorial plates, not in the present copy, but the WorldCat descriptions of other copies don't mention them and they do not appear in the two copies digitized on Google Books. With a stain on leaf C4, a small hole in leaf M2 affecting three letters, the title-page slightly browned, but otherwise in good condition.

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        Brasilia et Peruvia. Ad Strenuu et Magnificu Dnm. D. Theodoricu Echter.

      1593 - Antwerp 1593 copper engraved map; overall 42 x 55 cm; plate 36 x 41,5 cm. fold as issued; paper evenly toned with some some faint discolouration; some faint off-set; additional printer’s creases; small marginal spit top c’fold; o/w exc. cond. One of the most decorative and early map of the South America! The map shows part of Central America and all of South America, with Tierra del Fuego being part of a large land mass that merges into Australia. The map is embellished with various sea creatures as well as sailing ships and native vessels. Within the map, various indigenous animals and people are depicted, some in conflict with conquering foreigners: there are two scenes, where the intruders are not fairing particularly well! The title is above the map with scroll work to either side. Nice strong impression, with watermark; on verso Latin text. Cornelius De Jode was the son of Gerard de Jode (1509-1591), a Dutch engraver, printer, printseller, publisher and cartographer. In 1578, he published an atlas ‘Speculum Orbis Terrarum’ which was re-published by his son, Cornelius, in 1593. Cornelius’ map of South America deviates from his father’s map in as much as the title is no longer within the map as well as omitting two insets of smaller maps; some of the decorative elements have been omitted as well. Maps both by father and son are very hard to come by as Speculum did not prove to be such a success as Ortelius’ atlases and the publication was very small. [ref: 3253]

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        6 Antique Master Prints-PORTRAITS-FUGGER FAMILY-AUGSBURG-Custos-Kilian-1593

      - 6 Antique master prints, titled: ' Fugger ' - Portraits of members of the Fugger family from Augsburg, a German banking and mercantile dynasty that traced its origins to Hans (Johannes) Fugger (1348–1409), an Augsburg weaver. The family dominated European business in the 15th and 16th centuries and wielded great political influence through its loans to kings and emperors, from England’s Henry VIII to the House of Habsburg. The portraits include: Christophorus, Raimundus, Georgius, Philippus, Jacobus and Anthonius. Engraving on hand laid paper. Watermark: Coat of arms with a cross. Description: From: "Contrafehe der Herrn Fugger und Frauen Fuggerin .", published 1583-1620, which was commissioned by the Fugger's to Dominicus Custos and continued / expanded by Lukas and Wolfgang Kilian. State: Only state. Ref: Hollstein 621-650. Provenance: L. A. de Vries (not in Lugt) and Alfred Morrison (Lugt 151). Printed in separately printed decorative borders.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Lukas and Wolfgang Kilian' after 'Domenicus Custos ao'. Lucas / Lukas Kilian (1579-1637) and Wolfgang Kilian (1581-1662) were German painters, designers and etcher/engravers from Augsburg of mostly religious subjects and portraits. Sons of the Silezian jeweler and engraver Bartholomaus Kilian, the first of a lineage of engravers and publishers. As their father died early on and his mother remarried with the Antwerp painter Dominique Kustos / Domenicus Custos / de Coster or Custodis (c. 1550-1612), they received much of their artistic training from him. They travelled and worked in Venice. Domenicus Custos / Custodis (c. 1560-1612) was a Flemish designer and engraver from Antwerp. He was the son of Pieter Balten / Custodis. From 1584 he worked in Augsburg, where he married the widow of Bartholomaeus Kilian and worked with Kilian's sons Lukas and Wolfgang. He had 3 sons David, Jacob and Raphael, who became engraverrs as well. Condition: Very good, given age. Ample margins, one sheet with margins cropped to the image edge. Remains of attachment to carrier to the rear of all sheets. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPCLA-A4-19 The overall size is ca. 10.2 x 14.6 inch. The image size is ca. 9.1 x 13.5 inch. The overall size is ca. 26 x 37 cm. The image size is ca. 23 x 34.2 cm.

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        Tirolensis Comitatus seu partis Rhetia Alpes tris insignis descriptio chorographica. - Carniola Chaziolae Ducatus nec non et Goritiae Comitatus provintiarum Norici ac Illirici vera propriaquae delineatio. Aus: Gerad de Jode, Speculum Orbis Terrae.

      Antwerpen, de Judaeis, 1593 - Exemplar aus der zweiten Ausgabe (Fol. 20) des Speculum Orbis Terrae von Gerard de Jode. - Die zweiteilige Karte von Tirol bzw. von Krain und der Grazschaft Görz basiert auf den Arbeiten des Wolfgang Lazius (1514-1565). Das erste Mal wurde sie in dessen Werk „Typi chorographici prouvinciarum Austriae" 1561 veröffentlicht. Bei der Darstellung dominieren die Alpen, sowie das hydrographische Netz mit hervorgehoben Alpenseen auf der Karte von Tirol bzw. mit dem Zirknitzer-See (Cerkniški jezero) auf der Karte von Krain. Im Vergleich zur Karte des Lazius hat Gerard de Jode hier einige kleine Verbesserungen vorgenommen. - Leicht gebräunt und kaum fleckig. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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        Bavariae Vtrivsque Cum In Ferioris Tv Superioris Vera Et Ad Amvs Sim Descritpio. Ioannes à Deutecu. f.':.

      - Kupferstich v. Johan van Doetichum (Deutecum) aus Specvlvm Orbis Terrae. . b. Gerard & Cornelis de Jode in Antwerpen, 1593, 35 x 45 Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, Jod 2; Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. A - D, S. 376 (Johan van Doetichum , the younger, fl. 1592-1630. .). - Zeigt Nieder- und Oberbayern. - Unten links Titelkartusche. - Oben links Meilenzeiger. - 2. und letzte Ausgabe dieser Bayern-Karte von de Jode. - Sehr guter Zustand dieser seltenen Karte!

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        Thesoro di virtu. Dove son tutte le più nobili, & eccellenti Sentenze, & documenti di tutti i primi Auttori Hebrei, Greci, & Latini, che possano indurre ciascuno all buono & honesto vivere. Tresor de vertu.

      stampato nuovamente da Giorgio Marescotti 1593 (al colophon 1592), in Fiorenza - Legatura coeva in pergamena con unghie. Ds. parzialmente staccato. Scritte e firmette di appartenenza al frontis. e sulle carte di guardia. Assente la sguardia libera anteriore. Aloni e alcune piccole mancanze al margine di qualche carta. Nel complesso buon esemplare. Il nome dell A. si ricava dal testo. Opera molto rara presente - secondo la catalogazione EDIT16 - in una sola bibl. italiana. Non in Adams che cita due edizioni del 1555 stampate in Francia né in Br. Libr. che ne indica una del 1576, sempre francese. 24mo (cm. 10,7), 247(1) pp. Testo parallelo in italiano e francese. Grande marca tipografica al verso dell ultima carta (con motto Et vult et potest ). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Austriae Ducatus seu Pannoniae superioris Chorographia Germana summa fide ac industria elaborata". Kupferstichkarte nach Wolgang Lazius. Aus: Gerard de Jode, Speculum Orbis Terrarum.

      Antwerpen, de Jode, 1593 - Koeman II, 211. 49. - Als Vorlage für die Karten von de Jode dienten überwiegend italienische Arbeiten aus den Lafrieri-Atlanten. Die vorliegende basiert aber auf den Arbeiten des Wolfgang Lazius. Alle Karten von de Jode sind von versierten Brüdern van Doetecum in Kupfer gestochen, die ein neues für Karten besonders geeignetes Ätzverfahren entwickelt hatten. Mit ihren Rollwerk- und Beschlagkartuschen, dem reichen figuralen Schmuck entsprechen die Karten ganz dem Zeitgeschmack. Trotzdem war dem Atlas kein besonders großer Erfolg beschieden und die Karten sind heute relativ selten zu finden. Die vorliegende Karte von Ostösterreich ist in beiden Ausgaben des Speculum Orbis Terrarum von de Jode und auch als Einzelblatt vor 1578 erschienen. Hier vorliegend die Karte aus der zweiten Ausgabe auf Fol. 15. - Restauriert. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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        The profitable arte of gardening: to which is added much necessarie matter, and a number of secrets, with the phisicke helps belonging to each hearbe, and that easily prepared.

      London: Edward Allde, 1593. 4to (19.2 cm, 7.55"). [8], 164 pp. (lacking pp. 57/58, 65–68, 83/84, & final 92 pp. appendix); illus. Early, uncommon edition of the => first general treatise on gardening in English: an Elizabethan florilegium of growing advice and medicinal lore, compiled by an author who also published under the amusing semi–nom de plume "Didymus Mountain." For this popular work, Hill selected and "Englished" quotations and information from classic texts including those of Pliny, Cato, Theophrastus, Aristotle, Dioscorides, Galen, among others; it was originally published ca. 1558 under the title A Briefe Treatyse of Gardening.    The text, much of which is printed in black letter, is illustrated with three attractive in-text woodcuts of mazes and an enclosed garden (the latter first used on the title-page of the first edition, but appearing here in the text instead), as well as with a full-page diagram of "a proper knot for a Garden, where is spare rome enough, the which may be set either with Time or Isope, at the discretion of the Gardener." The appendices mentioned on the title-page (on beekeeping, husbandry, and tree grafting, under a separate title-page and with separate pagination) are not present in this copy.    Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.         ESTC S104120; Henrey, I, 200; Hunt Botanical Cat., 167; Luborsky & Ingram, Guide to English Illustrated Books, 13495; Graesse, III, 279. Not in Adams or Brunet. Early 20th-century half blue cloth and marbled paper–covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped title; spine and edges sunned to tan, cloth showing some minor bubbling. Lacking pages 57/58, 65–68, and 83/84 as well as the final appendix as described above. Two leaves with unobtrusive, neatly done repairs and one with slightly more noticeable repair, not obscuring sense; one leaf with small hole and short tear in upper outer corner, not touching text. Center of volume with small area of worming at lower inner portions, generally in between lines but occasionally touching a few letters. Pages age-toned, some with mild to moderate waterstaining in most outer margins, with last portion more generally and darkly stained; scattered spots of mild staining and foxing elsewhere. => Imperfect, and so priced, but still scarce and desirable.

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        Leipzig. - Aufruhr am 19. und 20. Mai 1593. - "Tumult und Aufflauff zu Leiptzig an. 93 den 19. und 20. Meiens geschehen, durch Ziffern Angezeiget, Und in der Historie Weiter erkleret".

      - Ereignisbild. Kupferstich, um 1593. Von Anonymus. 23,7 x 33,1 cm (Darstellung / Platte) / 29 x 37 cm (Blatt). In der Platte unterhalb der Darstellung betitelt. - Auf die Plattenkante beschnitten und alt angerändert. Insgesamt doch mäßig gut erhalten. Anonymus

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        Stockholm

      Artist: Merian Matthäus ( - 1650) Frankfurt aM; issued in: Frankfurt on Main; date: ca 1650 1593 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Some restoration at centerfold; - size (in cm): 19 x 32,5; - description: Map shows the city of Stockholm as bird s eye view; -vita of the artist: Matthäus Merian (1593 ? 1650) , born in Basel, learned the art of copperplate engraving in Zurich and subsequently worked and studied in Strasbourg, Nancy, and Paris, before returning to Basel in 1615. The following year he moved to Frankfurt, Germany where he worked for the publisher Johann Theodor de Bry. He married his daughter, Maria Magdalena 1617. In 1620 they moved back to Basel, only to return three years later to Frankfurt, where Merian took over the publishing house of his father-in-law after de Bry's death in 1623. In 1626 he became a citizen of Frankfurt and could henceforth work as an independent publisher. He is the father of Maria Sibylla Merian, who later published her the famous and wellknown studies of flowers, insects and butterflies.

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