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Captain John Smith's New England


SMITH, John. Viertzehende Schiffart, Oder Gr'he vnd warhaffte Beschreibung desz Neuwen Engellandts einer Landschafft in Nordt Indien, eines Theils in America, vnter dem Capitein Johann Schmidt... Frankfurt, In verlegung der Hulsischen, 1617.

Rare first edition of the fourteenth part of Hulsius's voyage anthology, a translation into German of Captain John Smith's Description of New England (London, 1616; Church 369), which includes an early copy of Smith's map of New England. Goodspeed (1927) claims that this part of Hulsius's Sammlung von Sechs und Zwanzig Schiffarten, inspired by the success of the more lavish de Bry series, appears to be "one of the rarest of the Collection."
$16,500


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The First Historian of the Xarifes Dynastic Politics in 16th-Century Morocco


TORRES, Diego de. Relation de l'origine et succez des Cherifs et de l'Estat des Royaumes de Maroc, Fez, et Tarudant. Paris, Jean Camusat, 1636.

Rare first French edition (original Spanish 1585) of Diego de Torres history of north Africa, a detailed account of the on-going conflict between the Xarifes (the Saadian dynasty), the king of Fez, and the Turks, augmented with his own first-hand observations.
$4,850


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