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PRISONER EXCHANGE DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION


[AMERICAN REVOLUTION / LOUIS XVI] Anonymous. Cartel pour l’échange général de tous les prisonniers pris en mer, entre la France & la Grande-Bretagne, & amenés en Europe. Paris, L’Impremerie Royale, 1780.

First edition of this list of maritime prisoners exchanged between France and England during the American Revolution.
$1,250


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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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ONE OF THE EARLIEST ILLUSTRATED WORKS ON THE NEW WORLD


BENZONI, Girolamo. La Historia del Mondo Nuovo ... . Venice, Pietro & Francesco Tini, 1572.

Scarce first complete edition (with 19 woodcuts) of the second printed work devoted to the customs of the American Indians illustrated from life.
$28,000


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LANDMARK OF WORLD TRAVEL LITERATURE
IN 17TH CENTURY RED MOROCCO
WITH THE ARMS OF COMTE D’HOYME


Champlain Samuel de. Les Voyages de la Nouvelle France occidentale, dicte Canada…depuis l’an 1603 iusques en l’an 1629. . Paris, Pierre Le Mur, 1632.

First collected edition of this landmark of discovery Americana, augmented with new material and, above all, the first appearance of Champlain’s seminal two-sheet map of the Great Lakes. This copy comes in the rare first issue of both text and map, in a splendid contemporary red morocco binding with the arms of Comte D’Hoyme stamped in gold.
$550,000


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DE BRY’S FLORIDA
“AN INDISPENSABLE FLORIDA ITEM” (Streeter)
ONE OF THE GREAT PICTURE BOOKS
OF 16TH-CENTURY NORTH AMERICAN LIFE


DE BRY, Theodor. Brevis narratio eorum quae in Florida Americae provinciae Gallis acciderunt, secunda in illam Navigatione, duce Renato de Laudonniere classis Praefecto: Anno M D LXIIII. Quae est secunda pars Americae. Frankfurt am Main, Typis Joannis Wecheli, 1591.

Rare first edition of Theodor de Bry’s (1528-98) great illustrated work on ‘Florida’, in a copy fit for one of the consummate collectors of 16th-century illustrated books, the Prince of Essling (1836-1959): its 42 copper engravings representing the earliest European encounter with native North American culture are in this copy remarkably fine strikes. Famously describing a region then extending across much of the southeast of the present-day United States, the work represents the first printing of the narrative of Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues (c. 1533-88), which Lawrence Wroth has characterized as “the most informative and satisfactory of all books on the Huguenot colony in Florida [the first attempt by a European nation to found a colony north of the Rio Grande]. The large map, the first to show the French colony, and the fascinating plates of Florida scenes and life engraved by De Bry after Le Moyne’s drawings, make this an indispensable Florida item” (Streeter, 1172).
$48,000


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