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An Early Chart of the North Pacific
& The Pacific Northwest


Pacific Ocean/ California/ Japan.. DUDLEY, R. [Florence, 1646]
Carta particolare della parte Orientale del Isola di Iezo.
18 ½ x 29 ½ inches.
Mended worming at upper centerfold, toning at centerfold, very good.
$1,650


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Rare, Striking 16th Century World Map


World. JODE, G & C. DE [Antwerp, 1589/1593]
Totius Orbis Cogniti Universalis Descriptio.
13 ¾ x 20 inches
Fine hand color; fine condition; elegantly framed.
$38,500


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A Superb Example of
The First Printed Map to Focus on California


California. WYTFLIET, C. [Louvain, 1597]
Granata Nova Et California.
9 x 11 1/2 inches
Fine condition.
$5,500


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Earliest Map of the Pacific Northwest


California/ Northwest/ Alaska. WYTFLIET, C. [Louvain, 1597]
Limes Occidentis Quivira et Anian..
9 ¼ x 11 ½ inches
Printer's crease in top margin, else excellent
$2,000


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"A treasure of all the knowledge and learning relating to the East and West-Indies and the navigation thither" (Muller)
One of the Most Influential, Early Travel Works
The Only Edition with the Highly Important Map of the Arctic by Barentsz


Travel Book / Asia / Arctic. LINSCHOTEN, Jan Huygen van [The Hague, 1599]
Navigatio ac itinerarium Johannis Hugonis Linscotani in orientalem sive Lusitanorum Indiam. .
Folio [30.2 x 19.7 cm]
2 parts 1, (4) ff. (including an engraving on the title page, a full-page author portrait, and a full-page engraving of the arms of the Landgrave of Hesse, the work’s dedicatee), 124 pp., 45 pp. (with an engraving on the title of part 2), (3) pp., with (36) engraved plates (all double-page or folding) and (7) folding engraved maps, woodcut initials. Bound in early speckled calf rebacked using original gold-tooled spine in seven compartments, original gilt title label laid to spine, blind-ruled borders to covers, red sprinkled edges. Minor rubbing to spine, boards and board edges. Ownership inscriptions of the front fly leaf and title page, unidentified armorial book label on verso of title, restored corner loss of first two leaves, full-page armorial plate backed with old paper and misbound as third leaf, minor old repairs to the folds of the Plancius world map, Spice Islands map remargined with some expert restoration to parts of decorative border, restoration to fold of Goa street scene engraving (at p. 30), some creasing and tender folds to Goa plan (p. 34), a few other plates reinforced on verso at an early time, ink stain added to preserve the modesty of a woman of Goa (p. 51), minor damp-staining to a few of the plates, toning to some others, an occasional stain or marginal annotation in the text. Barentsz' polar map and Plancius world map both excellent with dark impressions on thick paper.
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