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‘GREAT AMERICAN MASTODON!!’
NOW ON DISPLAY AT NEW YORK’S AMERICAN MUSEUM
OF NATURAL HISTORY
‘NO LIVING ANIMAL APPROACHES THIS IN SIZE’


[PALEONTOLOGY BROADSIDE] Now Exhibiting at the Hall. The Skeleton of this Gigantic Animal was Discovered in the Month of August last on the Farm of Mr. Nathaniel Brewster, in the Town of Newburgh, Orange Co. N.Y. … . United States, c. 1846.

$7,850


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Early Eyewitness Account On The New World


ACOSTA, Jos Tr. REGNAULT, Robert. Histoire Naturelle et Morale des Indes, tant Orientalles quOccidentales. O'est traictes choses remarquables du ciel, des elemens, Metaux, Plantes & Animaux qui sont propres de ces . Paris, Marc Orry, 1598.

Scarce first French edition of this classic on the Natural History of Latin America.
$4,850


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THE FIRST SYSTEMATIC MINERALOGY
IN A VERNACULAR LANGUAGE


[MINERALOGY] AGRICOLA, Giorgio. De la generatione de le cose, che sotto la terra sono, e de le cause de’ loro effeti e nature. Venice, Michelle Tramezzino, 1550.

Rare first Italian edition and first edition in any vernacular language of “the first handbook of modern systematic mineralogy” (Horblit/Grolier, Latin no. 1546).
$4,850


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Imperial Botany


AMMAN, Johannes. Stirpium rariorum in Imperio Rutheno sponte provenientium icones et descriptiones. St. Petersburg, Academia Scientiarum, 1739.

Two important and generously illustrated botanical works produced by respected Linnaean correspondents at the Imperial Academy of Sciences at St. Petersburg.
$4,850


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THE PARIS COSMOGRAPHIA OF APIANUS
WITH THE WORLD MAP & WITH VOLVELLES INTACT


APIANUS, Petrus. Cosmographia Petri Apiani, per gemmam Frisium…. Paris, Viviantius Gaultherot, 1553 (1551 col).

An attractive and genuine example – with all volvelles present – of this copiously illustrated Paris edition (1553) of one of the most important astronomical and geographic texts of the Renaissance, Petrus Apianus’ Cosmographia. The work’s large, cordiform world map contains the most influential 16th-century representation of the New World (with South America labelled ‘America’ and North America depicted as a long strip of land labeled ‘Baccalearum,’ or ‘Land of Cod’).
$12,500


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