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  1. First edition. Folio, xii, 361, [1], pp., 41 engraved plates, some double-page, engravings in text, occasional light browning, contemporary russia, covers with wide gilt borders, spine richly gilt, a very handsome example.

    £1,500
  2. First edition. 2 volumes, 4to, xvii, [vii], 488; [iv], 535, [xxiii], viii, 143 [i] pp., 4 folding maps by Thomas Kitchin, 1 folding plate, small repairs to upper margin pp 133-135 vol I, not touching text, maps and plates foxed, occasional light foxing to text, contemporary polished calf gilt, red and green morocco labels, joints cracked but firm, a very good set.

    £2,500
  3. folio, (48 x 13 cm), Theatrum: 70 double-page engraved maps; rebound later Dutch gilt vellum, the covers with thin panels at the edges, the central panel with gilt-tooled arabesques in the corners and the central figure of Atlas carrying an armillary; the spine and covers remboitaged from different bindings;

    £50,000
  4. First English edition, 8vo (21.4 x 14.4 cm), xx, 118, 2 (publisher's ads) pp., engraved folding map by Thomas Kitchin hand-coloured in outline and engraved title vignette and half title, contemporary half calf with armorial crest on the spine, neat repairs to extremities, an attractive example.

    £4,000
  5. 5 volumes, 4to (26 x 19.5 cm), comprising the text in 4 volumes, pp. xvi, 741, [1](errata); [iv], viii, 485, [1](errata); xv, [i](blank), 629, [1](errata); [iv], viii, 770, [1](errata), [1](blank), with a portrait and four plates, half-titles present, small flaw in a few lower margins of vol. IV; and an atlas, pp. [iv], 28, with 50 maps and 23 tables, half-title inlaid by binder; contemporary calf, spines gilt, some light wear, slight cracks in joints, but an excellent set.

    £6,000
  6. Three volumes 4to (30.8 x 23cm.), engraved frontispiece, folding engraved map of the Americas (slightly torn), vol. I: 29 engraved plates and maps (6 folding, lacking plate Baja di Campeggio but with a duplicate of the isthmus of Panama), vol. II: 23 engraved plates and maps (11 folding), vol. III: 24 engraved plates and maps (8 folding), contemporary calf-backed patterned paper boards; a bit rubbed.

    £5,000
  7. First edition. 8vo., viii, xxvi, 203pp., folding map, 5 plates, 1 facsimile, original blue cloth gilt, rebacked blue morocco, bookplate and blindstamps of United Services Institution, corners worn, a good copy.

    £350
  8. Second edition in Italian, 4to., [16], 624pp., engraved portrait frontispiece and seven other plates, contemporary vellum, a very good copy.

    £750
  9. First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, with portrait frontispiece, 5 folding maps, and 2 double-page illustrations, original blue cloth pictorial gilt, 1 corner bumped, small snag at foot of vol. i., else a fine clean copy.

    £150
 

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