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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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EUROPEAN TRAVEL GUIDE FOR YOUNG READERS


Passeggiata in Europa ovvero Storia Viaggi e Costumi. Alla Gioventii. Con Figure. Torino, Fratelli Reycend, [ca. 1850].

Very rare first and only edition of this travel guide to Europe, written, as the title suggests, for young readers in a pocket 12mo format. The guide moves from tours of Italy and Switzerland all the way to Poland, Lithuania, and Turkey, as well as Great Britain, providing 8 engraved plates of national costumes along the way.
$1,450


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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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ALVARES, Francisco. Historia de las Cosas de Etiopia, en la qual se Cuenta muy copiosamente, el estado y potécia del Emperador della, (que es el que muchos an pesado ser el Preste Juan)... Antwerp, Juan Steelsius, 1557.

Rare first Spanish language edition of one of the earliest detailed reports on Ethiopia available to Europeans: “incomparably more detailed than any earlier account of Ethiopia that has survived, it is also a very important source for Ethiopian history, for it was written just before the country was devastated by the Moslem Somali and pagan Galla invasions of the second quarter of the 16th century.” -- Hakluyt Society I., p. 12.
$14,500


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