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FIRST PRACTICAL TREATISE ON NAVIGATION
WITH A MAP OF THE NEW WORLD


MEDINA, Pedro de. Arte de navegar, en que se contienen todas las reglas, declaraciones, secretos, y avisos, q(ue) a la buena navegacio(n) son necessarios… . Valladolid, Francisco Fernandez de Cordova, 1 Oct. 1545.

A fresh, un-pressed example of the first edition of Pedro de Medina’s (1493-1567) renowned and very rare Arte de Navegar (1545), an early instructional manual for those voyaging to the New World and a work considered to be the first treatise to give reliable information on the navigation of American waters. The volume is finely illustrated with woodcut maps and diagrams. The full-page map of the ‘Nuevo Mundo’ shows the Atlantic coast of North America including Florida and the lands around the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Central America, and north coast of South America, and the west coast of Europe and Africa.
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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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“LA PRIMA GRANDE GUIDA DI ROMA”—SCHLOSSER


TITI, Filippo. Studio di Pittura, Scoltura et Architettura Nelle Chiese di Roma... Rome, Mancini, 1674.

First edition of this important pocket guide to the art and architecture of Rome, considered the first in the long tradition of such guides addressed to the secular tourist rather than the religious pilgrim. Of great interest to the historian of Baroque art and architecture for providing a descriptive inventory of the contents of over 240 churches and monasteries, and for containing information relevant to attribution, building history, patronage and contemporary taste—what was considered a “must see” in the earliest years of the Grand Tour.
$1,850


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