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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

DE BRY, Johann Theodore. [A world map celebrating the voyage of Willem Schouten]
[Guilhelmi Schouten in australem oceanum expeditio.] Oppenheim: de Bry, c.1619. Engraved map 170 x 210mm, set in letterpress.
A double-hemisphere world map used as a frontispiece to De Bry's 'Pars Undecima Americæ' (Grand Voyages Part XI), which contained the account of the voyage of Willem Shouten (c.1567-1625) in which he was the first to round Cape Horn (1616). The map marks his route but has little other detail. The borders, on the other hand, are finely-engraved, with large portraits of Schouten and Magellan and medallion portraits of Francis Drake, Olivier van Noordt, Thomas Cavendish and Joris van Spilbergen. SHIRLEY: 301.
[Ref: 17013]    £950.00 ($1,279 • €1,082 rates)


  AMERICA 

DE BRY, Theodore. [An important book on early American exploration]
[The Great or American Voyages.] Frankfurt: 1594-1617. Parts I-VI only (of 13) in one volume. Latin text. Folio (335 x 235 mm), 17th century vellum over pasteboard, the flat spine with small panel outlined in gilt with rolls, titled in gilt within the panel. A few neat repairs, part VI lacking 2nd section (from page 108 including 2nd frontis. and 28 plates), binding with minor repairs to spine and the board edges, endpapers replaced.
De Bry's important collection of voyages of exploration to the Americas, containing several landmark maps of the continent. Included are Hariot's account of the English colony in Virginia (second edition, second issue, 1606), with the important map of the Roanoke colony in Virginia and plates after John White; Jacques Le Moyne's Florida (second edition, 1609), with his map of south east North America and engravings of Florida and its inhabitants; Hans Stadius's Brazil (second edition, first issue, 1605) with his map of Peru and Brazil; and Girolamo Benzoni's History of the New World (first two parts second editions, 1594 & 1617, the third the first edition of 1596), with maps of the Western Hemisphere, the West Indies and New Spain, and a view of Cusco.
[Ref: 12946]    £75,000.00 ($100,950 • €85,425 rates)


  DECORATIVE 
 Decorative Items 

DE BRY, Johann Theodore. [Titlepage of Book V of De Bry's Grand Voyages]
Americæ pars Quinta. Nobilis & admiratione plena Hieronymi Bezoni Mediolanensis. Frankfurt, 1595. Sheet 310 x 220mm. Nick in left edge.
The engraved title to the second part of De Bry's printing of Girolamo Benzoni's 'Historia del Mundo Nuevo', an important first-hand account of the Spanish in America. Benzoni was in the Americas from 1541 to 1556, trying to make his fortune: his book detailed the day-to-day life of the colonies, at a time when the treatment of the natives was causing controversy back in Europe.
[Ref: 13261]    £500.00 ($673 • €570 rates)


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