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A PROSPECTUS FOR THE ‘CHESAPEAKE LINE COMPANY’ ENCOURAGING IMMIGRATION THROUGH VIRGINIA VIA STEAMSHIP WITH 3 HAND-COLORED MAPS


[[CHESAPEAKE LINE COMPANY]. ] Compagnie Franco-Américaine des navires a vapeur de la Chesapeake par Lorient-Norfolk. Chesapeak Line Company. . Paris, [c. 1854].

$3,350


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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 ETHNOLOGICAL TREATMENT OF THE INDIAN WORLD


ACOSTA, Joseph. The Naturall and Morall Historie of the East and West Indies. Written in Spanish… and translated into English by E.G. London, Val Sims for Edward Blount and William Aspley, 1604.

First English edition of this eyewitness anthropological account of the Americas, chiefly Inca Peru and Aztec Mesoamerica, by the Jeusit father José de Acosta, “a more thoughtful and a more thorough account of the Indian world than anything then available” (Pagden).
$18,500


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'Encyclopedie Americano' For Armchair Travellers


Anonymous. Il gazzettiere americano contenente un Distinto Ragguaglio di Tutte le Parti del Nuovo Mondo della loro Situazione, Clima, Terreno, Prodotti, Stato Antico e Moderno... Livorno, Marco Coltellini, 1763.

First Italian edition of this comprehensive geographical dictionary of the New World, greatly enlarged with 80 newly engraved plates.
$7,500


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PROTECTING VOYAGES TO THE AMERICAS
INSURANCE POLICIES FROM 1770s MARSEILLE


[TRADE] / [2 INSURANCE POLICIES] / [MARTINIQUE. ] Anonymous. Au nom de Dieu et de la S(ain)te Vierge, que Dieu conduise le tout a bon sauvement. [Marseille], 1774 and 1777.

Two rare folio-size maritime insurance policies from 1770s Marseille relating to mercantile voyages to France’s American colonies in the Caribbean, and valuable witnesses to the more practical, bureaucratic aspects of maritime trade in late 18th-century France.
$5,500


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