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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. Small 4to. Folding double-page woodcut planisphere, text to verso, 2 globe diagrams, 3 tables in the text, decorative initial letters throughout. Fine french polished morocco, spine lettered in gilt, fine doublures, signed 'Atelier Laurenchet', with matching slipcase, a.e.g. Closed tear expertly repaired to first & last leaf, very occasional faded marginalia in a neat early hand. [33]ff.

    £85,000
  9. Second edition in Italian, 4to., [16], 624pp., engraved portrait frontispiece and seven other plates, contemporary vellum, a very good copy.

    £750
  10. 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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