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ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE
OF AN EARLY WUNDERKAMMER
WITH DEPICTIONS OF NUMEROUS AMERICAN ITEMS
RARE COMPLETE ISSUE
WITH EXTENSIVE HISTORICAL APPENDIX


OLEARIUS, Adam. Gottorffische Kunst-Kammer, worinnen allerhand ungemeine Sachen, so theils die Natur, theils künstlische Hände hervor gebracht und bereitet …. Schleswig, Gottfriedt Schultzen, 1674.

Rare 1674 (second) augmented edition of the illustrated catalogue of the renowned Wunderkammer of Friedrich III, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein (1597-1659), housed at Gottorp Castle. The volume was authored by the collection’s curator and librarian, the noted mathematician, geographer, diplomat and traveler Adam Olearius (1603-1671). The collection housed several objects from the New World.
$9,000


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COLONIAL LIFE IN PARAGUAY, ASUNCIÓN 1598


[PARAGUAY] SAAVEDRA, Hernando Arias de (dit Hernandarias) . Asunción , 1598.

Important 16th century manuscript of colonial ordinances governing the daily life of the Indian population, written in Paraguay, signed and dated 1598 by the colonial governor.
$28,500


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SAINT VALLIER, Jean Baptiste de la Crois de Chevrieres de,. Estat present de l’eglise et de la colonie fracoise dans La Nouvelle France. Lettre de M. L’Eveque de Quebec. . Paris, Robert Pepie, 1688.

Rare first edition of an account of an early trip to Quebec by Saint Vallier, the second Bishop of the Province and immediate successor to Laval.
$5,500


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Against Peace At All Costs


WEST INDIA COMPANY (Dutch). Consideratien ende redenen der e. heeren bewind-hebberen vande geoctrojeerde West-Indische Compagnie inde... Vereenigde Vrye Nederlanden overgelevert, nopende de teghenwoodridge deliberatie over den treves met den Coning van Hispanien. Haarlem, Adriaen Rooman, 1629.

Issued by the Dutch West India Company, this strongly worded pamphlet expresses hope that war with Spain would continue indefinitely, as the company was making enormous profits on the high seas by attacking the enemy with their country's blessing.
$400


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