Lisbon: Alcobia, 1820. 191pp. 16mo, mottled calf, leather label, top of spine slightly torn; small ex-lib. rubber stamp on fly-leaf. Lisboa, 1820. Very good. Following the example of Montesquieu, Biancardi criticized the French occupation of Portugal under the guise of letters exchanged between Brazilians, one traveling in Portugal.
Amsterdam: Johannes Blaeu. Map. Copper plate engraving with original hand coloring with highlights in gold. Image measures 15" x 19.5". Sheet measures 20.25 x 24". This sea chart shows the Cape Verde Islands, an archipelago off the coast of Western Africa. The islands became particularly strategic starting in the 15th Century, when the Portuguese colonized them and utilized them as a stop in the Atlantic Slave Trade. The map is beautifully drawn with rhumb lines criss-crossing around a central compass...
Philadelphia: CAREY, Matthew, 1814. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 13.25" x 16.5". Very nice map of the Iberian Peninsula including Ibiza, Majorca and Minorca as well as the tip of Africa. Minor aging in margins, crease to upper left corner. Mathew Carey (1760-1839) came from a family of publishers and book sellers based in Philadelphia.
Portugal: Livrararia Civilizacao. Lavishly illustrated, mostly in color. 288 pages with text in Portuguese and English. Small folio, white linen, d.w., slipcase (stained). Portugal: Livrararia Civilizacao, no date, circa 1985. A fine copy in a fine dust wrapper. Limited edition, signed by the two authors.
London: Hatfield & Blount, 1600. Engraved printer's device (Caduceus) on title page. (12), 324, (7) pages. (page 177 is misnumbered). Small folio, beautifully bound by Chambolle in full dark blue crushed levant with tripple gilt fillet borders enclosing fine gilt arms (Superabo) on both covers, and an ornate gilt-stamped spine with raised bands; thick inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. London: Arn. Hatfield for Edward Blount, 1600. First English edition. A fine tall copy, skillfully washed before binding. Published anonymously. Conestaggio's...
1696. Map. Engraving. 17 3/4" x 23 1/2". Unusual map of the the Azores, an autonomous mid Atlantic archipelago of Portugal. Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718) was a Franciscan priest and renowned mathematician and cartographer. He was appointed official Cosmographer to the Venetian Republic in 1685 and founded the world's earliest geographic society, L'Accademia Cosmografica degli Argonauti. He was known best for his globes, which he made for prominent rulers such as Louis XIV and the Duke of Parma. This map is an excellent example of his work.
New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1869. Frontis. xii, 451pp. 12mo, contemporary 3/4 brown morocco, morocco lightly worn, edges of boards worn, front flyleaf expertly repaired, small newspaper article and plate of the Pepperell House mounted on last two blank pages. New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1869. First Edition Presentation copy from the author to her daughter. William Jarvis, a merchant from Boston, was United States Consul to Portugal from 1802 to 1811. His daughter writes extensively on his time in...
Lisbon: Sociedade Typographica Franco-Portugueza, 1862. Precedidos de um Juizo Critico pelo Sr. Jose Maria Latino Coelho. 574pp., illustrated in b/w with few charts, diagrams and plates, some folding; 1 folding map. 8vo, decoratively gilt green leather-backed speckled boards; (corners bumped and bottom of spine a little worn; light foxing, mostly at edges of plates). Lisboa: Sociedade Typographica Franco-Portugueza, 1862. Very good (+).
40pp. 24mo, original printed wrappers; (wrappers very lightly soiled, otherwise very good). Rio de Janeiro: Eduardo & Henrique Laemmert, (1865). "An account of Lincoln's assassination and funeral, beginning with his forebodings when he left Springfield. Concludes with a brief biography." Monaghan 3796. One of two publications in Portuguese published in Brazil in 1865 on Abraham Lincoln.