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ACOSTA, José de. Historie naturael en morael van de Westersche Indien. Waer inne ghehandelt wort van de merckelijckste dingen des hemels/ elementen/ metalen/ planten ende gedierten van dien: als oock de manieren/ ceremonien/ wetten/ regeeringen/ ende oorlogen der Indianen. Uit den Spaenschen in onse Nederduytsche tale overgheset: door Jan Huyghen van Linschoten. 2e editie. Amsterdam, by Broer Jansz. voor Jan Evertsz. Cloppenburgh, 1624.4to. Contemporary vellum (warped, 1 joint splitting but firmly holding). With large woodcut on title-page and 13 large woodcuts in the text. First published in Seville in 1590: Historia natural y moral delas Indias; first Dutch edition was published in Enkhuizen in 1598. - José de Acosta (1540-1600), Spanish Jesuit missionary and historian, wrote this early important eye-witness account of South America, dealing i.a. with the history of the Indians of Peru and Mexico. 'Agosta was one of the first scholars to formulate a systemic theory of anthropology, suggesting a classification of different peoples into different types, and anticipating later theories of social evolution' (Howgego p.3). It is one of the earliest balanced accounts of the New World. A great classic translated into nearly every European language. - (Age-browned; some small library stamps).Tiele 26; Tiele, Mémoire, 291 ; Muller, America, 8; Cat. NHSM I, p.261 (ed. 1598); Sabin 127; European Americana II, 624/3. [Boeknr.: 28523 ]

€ 2250,00

ACOSTA, José de. Historie naturael ende morael van de Westersche Indien. Waer inne ghehandelt wordt van de merckelijckste dingen des hemels/ elementen/ metalen/ planten ende ghedierten van dien: als oock de manieren/ ceremonien/ wetten/ regeeringen/ ende oorloghen der Indianen. .. nu eerstmael uyt den Spaenschen in onser Nederduytsche tale overgheset: door Jan Huyghen van Linschoten. Enchutsen, Jacob Lenaertsz Meyn, 1598.Sm.8vo. 17th century vellum (back cover soiled). With woodcut device on titlepage and decorated woodcut initials and tailpieces. (7),389,(8) lvs. First Dutch edition, translated by Jan Huygen van Linschoten; first published in Seville in 1590: Historia natural y moral delas Indias. - José de Acosta (1540-1600), Spanish Jesuit missionary and historian, wrote this early important eye-witness account of South America, dealing i.a. with the history of the Indians of Peru and Mexico. 'Agosta was one of the first scholars to formulate a systemic theory of anthropology, suggesting a classification of different peoples into different types, and anticipating later theories of social evolution' (Howgego p.3). It is one of the earliest balanced accounts of the New World, concentrating on the Spanish possessions in Peru and Mexico, covering the Inca and Aztec people. A great classic translated into nearly every European language. It opened the eyes of Europe to the extraordinary wealth Spain was reaping from its possessions in the New World - (With library stamp on titlepage and faint waterstains in a few leaves). - A very good copy of a pioneering work on America.Tiele 25; Tiele, Mémoire, 289; Muller, America, p.3; Cat. NHSM I, p.261; Sabin 126; European Americana 598/3. [Boeknr.: 36674 ]

€ 4500,00

FREZIER, Amédée François. A voyage to the South-Sea, and along the coasts of Chili and Peru, in the years 1712, 1713, and 1714. Particularly describing the genius and constitution of the inhabitants, as well Indians as Spaniards: their customs and manners, their natural history, mines, commodities, traffick with Europe, etc. With postscript by Edmund Halley. And an account of the settlement, commerce, and riches of the Jesuites in Paraguay. London, Printed for Jonah Bowyer, 1717.4to. Modern pannelled calf, spine ribbed, with red morocco title label on spine. With titlepage printed in red and black, 2 folding profils, 13 engraved plates (1 folding) and 22 maps (15 folding; the frontispiece map with offsetting of the titlepage). (14),335,(9) pp. First English edition; first published in French Relation du voyage de la mer du Sud, Paris 1716. The English edition is preferred because it contains a postscript which contains certain geographical erros made by Frézier. - An interesting account of the voyage from France, Madeira and the Cape Verde Islands, Santa Catarina Islands, off the coast of Brazil, Tierra del Fuego, through the Straits of Le Maire around Cape Horn and continuing along the coast of South America as far as Lima, describing the chief towns and cities. During his return from Lima, Frézier took the trouble to correct the contemporary charts of the southernmost tip of South America, discovering a new channel in Tierra del Fuego and suppressing many of the imaginary lands previously shown on the maps. His survey also included the Falkland Islands which for the first time were identified as being the same as 'Sebald's Islands'. The return voyage called at Bahia, the Azores and Gibraltar' (Howgego p.399). The observant Frézier brought back information of considerable geographical and scientific value. Much data is included about the native inhabitants, and the work also contains an interesting account of guano. Frézier introduced the ancestor of the modern strawberry to France from Chile (Hill p.231). The relation of M. Frezier has always been highly esteemed from his character as an author of great truthfulness, as well as for the numerous exact maps with which it is illustrated (Field). - Age-browned otherwise fine.Borba de Moraes I, p.329; Sabin 25927 'a production of unrivaled interest and beauty'; Hill 654; European-Americana V, p.216. [Boeknr.: 36427 ]

€ 2850,00

JUAN, Jorge & Antonio de ULLOA. Historische reisbeschryving van geheel Zuid-America; gedaan op bevel des konings van Spanje. Goes, Jacobus Huysman, 1771-72.2 volumes. 4to. Contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt, with morocco title-labels to spines (2 hinges sl. damaged but strongly holding). With title-pages printed in red and black, engraved allegorical frontispiece, 11 engraved plates (6 folding) and 14 folding maps and plans by H. Vinkeles, J. van Schley, and J. van Jagen. (8),XXIV,428; VIII,IV,406 pp. First Dutch edition, with new and improved plates and maps; first published in Spanish in Madrid in 1748 Relacion historica del viage a la America meridional. - The most comprehensive 18th century account of South America giving the results of the scientific expedition by a group of leading European scientists. Primary source for the history of Peru, Chile, Ecuador and Colombia. This voyage arose out of the desire of the French government. Members of the Academy of Sciences, under the leadership of Charles-Marie de la Condamine, together with two of the most scientific officers of the Spanish navy, Antonio de Ulloa (1716-1795) and Jorge Juan y Santacilla (1713-1773), 'carried on a series of operations of unexampled difficulty and encountered hardships and sufferings which demanded the strength of the strongest constitutions and the energy of minds stimulated by a love of science' (Cox II, p.275). 'Juan and Ulloa's Travels may be selected as the most entertaining and satisfactory work of its kind' (Sabin 36813). - A very fine copy.Tiele 1120; Cat. NHSM I, p.281; Muller, America, 826; Sabin 36804; Howgego p.559. [Boeknr.: 1662 ]

€ 2250,00

JUAN, Jorge & Antonio de ULLOA. A voyage to South America: describing at large the Spanish cities, towns, provinces, etc on that extensive continent. Translated from the original Spanish; with notes and observations, and an account of the Brazils by J. Adams. 4th edition. London, J. Stockdale (etc.), 1806.2 volumes. Contemporary straight grained morocco, gilt fillets round sides, spines richly gilt (1 hinge cracked but holding). With folding map and 7 engraved folding plates. XXVII,479; (2),419,(14) pp. First published in Spanish in Madrid in 1748 Relacion historica del viage a la America meridional. - An account of a voyage to South America by two Spanish Captains, Jorge Juan y Santacilia (1713-1773) and Antonio de Ulloa (1716-1795). Both Captains were skilled in mathematics, astronomy and navigation, and were selected to join Charles-Marie de la Condamine (1701-1774) on a scientific voyage to South America initiated by the French Académie des Sciences in 1735. Giving the result of the ten years' travel and observation by a group of leading European scientists. It is one of the best Spanish accounts of gold and silver mining in the 18th-century. Primary source for the history of Peru, Chili, Ecuador and Colombia. The appendix on Brazil written by J. Adams appeared for the first time in the third edition. Sabin 36813; Palau 125477. [Boeknr.: 1666 ]

€ 875,00

L'HERMITE, Jacques. Journael van de Nassausche vloot/ ofte beschrijvingh van de voyagie om den gantschen aerd-kloot, gedaen met elf schepen onder 't beleydt van den admirael Jaques 'LHeremite, ende vice-admirael Gheen Huygen Schapenham, in de jaren 1623, 1624, 1625 en 1626. (Amsterdam, Joannes Janssonius, 1646).Oblong 8vo. Modern wrappers. With 5 engraved maps and plates. 79 pp. (text set in two columns). Extracted from Commelin's collection of voyages. - The first official account of the circumnavigation was published in 1626. This punitive fleet of eleven ships set sail to the coasts of South America with the objective of clearing the westward route to the Pacific of Spanish and Portuguese shipping. The fleet was outfitted under the auspices of the Dutch gouvernment, the two major companies, the Dutch East India Company and Dutch West India Company, having little interest in the Pacific (Howgego p.615). L'Hermite attacked Lima, burned a Spanish fleet at Callao, and went as far as north as Acapulco. It was one of the most spectacular raids against Spanish shipping. With important appendix: Description of Peru and Chile by Pedro de Madriga; Pedro Fernandez de Quir's voyage to Australia; and the history of the Dutch conquest of Banda. With maps of Teirra del Fuego, Callao de Lima (2), Puna and Acapulco.Landwehr, VOC, 250; European Americana II, p.453. [Boeknr.: 31987 ]

€ 695,00

L'HERMITE, Jacques. Journael van de Nassausche vloot/ ofte beschrijvingh van de voyagie om den gantschen aerd-kloot, gedaen met elf schepen onder 't beleydt van den admirael Jaques 'LHeremite, ende vice-admirael Gheen Huygen Schapenham, inde jaren 1623, 1624, 1625 en 1626. Noch is hier by gevoegt een beschrijvinge vande regeeringe van Peru, door Pedro de Madriga gekozen tot Luna, als mede een verhael van Pedro Fernandez de Quir, aengaende de ontdeckinge van't onbekent Australia, sijn grooten rijckdom ende vruchtbaerheyt. Amsterdam, Joost Hartgertsz, 1648.4to. Old half vellum over marbled boards. With large woodcut with 2 ships on title-page and folding engraved plate depicting 6 views of the fleet in various bays and harbours. (2),76 pp. The first official account of the circumnavigation was published in 1626. - Jacques Le Hermite (1582-1624) commanded a punitive fleet of eleven ships and 1637 men to the coasts of South America with the objective of clearing the westward route to the Pacific of Spanish and Portuguese shipping. The fleet was outfitted under the auspices of the Dutch gouvernment, the two major companies, the Dutch East India Company and the Dutch West India Company, having little interest in the Pacific route. With the flagship Amsterdam along with the Delft under vice-admiral Geen Huyghen Schapenham and with Adolph Decker, captain of marines, Le Hermite's fleet left Texel on 29-4-1623, raided the coast of Guinea, then sailed south of to the coast of Patagonia. It then passed through the Strait of Le Maire and sighted Cape Horn on 14-2-1624. While in the region the expedition discovered and anchored in the Bay of Nassau, charting the surrounding islands (including the Hermite group). In addition, it was shown for the first time that it was possible to sail northward through the Le Maire strait. After coasting South America and plundering a few Spanish settlements, the fleet continued across the Pacific and was eventually disbanded at Batavia. Le Hermite, already a sick man at the time of the outward voyage, died at Callao in Peru and was buried on San Lorenzo Island near Lima. Command passed to Schapenham, whose article contains details of the latter section of the voyage (Howgego p.615). This account is combined with a description of Peru by Pedro de Madriga, an account of an English expedition to Guyana in 1596 (Kort-journael, gedaen naer het gout-rijck coninckrijck Guiana) and a discourse on VOC trade, none of which appeared in previous printings. - A very nice copy with the bookplate of The Cruising Association.Tiele 667; Tiele, Mémoire, p.78; Landwehr, VOC, 250; European Americana II, p.491; Lach, Asia in the making of Europe, III,1 p.449. [Boeknr.: 35231 ]

€ 3950,00

PRESCOTT, William Hickling. History of the conquest of Peru, with a preliminary view of the civilization of the Incas. Paris, A. and W. Galignani and Co., 1847.2 volumes. Contemporary half calf. With folding map and facsimile. XXIV,315; XVI,335 pp. 'Classic narrative history, a landmark when it first appeared in 1847, and a source of profit and pleasure to this day' (Griffin). A famous popularisation of one of the great adventure stories, and a celebrated work of literature. William Hickling Prescott (1796-1859) was an American historian and Hispanist, who is widely recognized by historiographers to have been the first American scientific historian.Sabin 65272 (ed. N.Y., 1847; this ed. unknown to Sabin). [Boeknr.: 1191 ]

€ 125,00

PRESCOTT, William Hickling. History of the conquest of Peru; with a preliminary view of the civilization of the Incas. New and revised edition, with the author's latest corrections and additions. Edited by John Foster Kirk. London, George Routledge and Sons, (ca. 1874).2 volumes. Original brown cloth, with gilt coat of arms on front, spines lettered in gilt. With map, facsimile and 2 portraits. XXIX,469; XIII,473 pp. 'Classic narrative history, a landmark when it first appeared in 1847, and a source of profit and pleasure to this day' (Griffin). It is a famous popularisation of one of the great adventure stories, and a celebrated work of literature of the Spanish conquest of the Incan empire.Sabin 65272. [Boeknr.: 28526 ]

€ 125,00

RÉVILLE, Albert. Lectures on the origin and growth of religion as illustrated by the native religions of Mexico and Peru. London, Williams and Norgate, 1884.Original cloth. X,256 pp. The Hibbert Lectures. [Boeknr.: 8442 ]

€ 45,00

RIVET, Paul & Georges de CRÉQUI-MONTFORT. Bibliographie des langues Aymará et Kicua (1540-1955). Paris, Institut d'Ethnologie, 1951-56. 4 volumes. 8vo. Original printed wrappers, uncut. With maps and illustrations. XLII,499; 655; 782; 955 pp. Aymara and Quechua are native American languages spoken by the people of the Andes. [Boeknr.: 24306 ]

€ 225,00

(SKINNER, Joseph). The present state of Peru: comprising its geography, topography, natural history, mineralogy, commerce, the customs and manners of its inhabitants, the state of literature, philosophy, and the arts, the modern travels of the missionaries in the heretofore unexplored mountainous territories, etc. The whole drawn from original and authentic documents, chiefly written and compiled in the Peruvian capital. London, Richard Phillips, 1805.4to. Contemporary tree calf (one hinge sl. damaged but firmly holding). With 20 handcoloured stipple-engravings depicting costumes of Peruvian society, natives, bullfighter, llamas, etc. XIV,488 pp. First edition. - Skinner translated portions of El Mercurio Peruano, published between 1791-1795, for this detailed overview of Peru, illustrated with twenty beautifully coloured plates depicting the costume of various segments of Peruvian society, including upper-class ladies, female domestics in Spanish dress, Indian men and women, a bullfighter, etc. The Appendix contains two interesting accounts: History of the missions of Caxamarquilla, with the origin and loss of those of Manoa, intended as an introduction to the recent travels of fathers Sobreviela and Girbal, in the remote parts of Peru. The second account: Interesting notices relative to the entrances made by the monks of the order of St. Francis, into the mountainous territories of Peru, from each of the parts bordering on the Cordillera of the Andes, communicated to the academical society of Lima by father Sobreviela, guardian of the college of Santa Rosa of Ocopa. 'An extensive illustrated reference work on Peru' (Von Hünersdorff II, p.1384). - The earliest and most lavish English colour-plate book relating to Peru and Ecuador. -Some foxing otherwise fine.Abbey, Travel, 723; Lipperheide I, p.389; Colas 2751; Hiler p.802; Sabin 81615; Palau 315564. [Boeknr.: 29408 ]

€ 3250,00

SPRUCE, Richard. Notes of a botanist on the Amazon & Andes, being records of travel on the Amazon and its tributaries, the Trombetas, Rio Negro, Uaupé, Casiquiari, Pacimoni, Huallaga, and Pastasa; as alson to the cataracts of the Orinoco, along the eastern side of the Andes of Peru and Ecuador, and the shores of the Pacific, during the years 1849-1864. Edited and condensed by Alfred Russel Wallace, with a biographical introduction. London, Macmillan & Co., 1908.2 volumes. Original green cloth (sl. soiled), top edges gilt, spines lettered in gilt. With portrait, 7 maps (4 folding) and 71 illustrations and plates. LIII,518; XII,542 pp. First edition. - The Scottish botanist and explorer Richard Spruce (1817-1893) was in the Amazon region from 1849 to 1855, finally reaching Tarapoto in Peru. From 1855 to 1861 he travelled in the Andes of Peru and Ecuador. The plants and objects collected by Richard Spruce in the Amazon and Andes form an important botanical, historical and ethnological resource. He is one of the great Victorian botanical explorers and was one of the first Europeans to visit many of the places he collected. - Scarce. [Boeknr.: 36627 ]

€ 975,00


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