FINE AND RARE BOOKS AND AUTOGRAPHS

15

VAN LINSCHOTEN. Histoire de la navigation de Iean Hugues de Linschot Hollandois.

EUR 26.000,00
Base d'asta
EUR 40.000,00 / 45.000,00
Stima

Descrizione

VAN LINSCHOTEN. Histoire de la navigation de Iean Hugues de Linschot Hollandois.
 
LINSCHOTEN, Jan Huygen; van. Histoire de la navigation de Iean Hugues de Linschot Hollandois, aux Indes Orientales. 
Amsterdam, Jean Evertsz Cloppenburch, 1619

Small Folio, mm. 310x200; Contemporary full leather binding, double gilt rules on covers, gilt title on the spine. 3 parts in 1 vol: pp. [8, including Title page], 169, 169-205; pp. [4, including Title page] 181, 1 blank; pp. [2, including Title page], 60, 67-86, 2 blank. A total of 3 Title pages, two entirely engraved with elaborate exotic depictions, the third with a large engraved vignette, portrait at full-page of the author on the verso of the last index leaf, 42 copper plates out text, of which 31 on double page and 11 folded: among these 6 important maps. Bookplate “Bibliothèque du Château De Menneval” inside cover. Sign of wear at the binding, occasional browning and small stains, good specimen.

Condition Report

Rare and important second French edition, magnificently illustrated. The first part is the complete reprint of the 1610 edition, the other two parts, entitled 'Le Grand routier de mer' and 'Description de l'Amérique & des parties d'icelle', are here translated for the first time. The edition is enhanced with the comments of Bernardus Paludanus. The large plates, engraved by Johann and Baptiste van Deutecum on Linschoten's drawings, depict scenes of exotic life and the customs of the inhabitants of the countries visited: there are also city plans, views of islands, as well as six folded geographical maps. Among the maps, particular prominence are those of Langren on the East Indies and South America, which include the Caribbean and Florida, and the Map of the World with double hemisphere designed by Plancius in 1594. The Dutch navigator Linschoten traveled in the Portuguese and Dutch territories of the East Indies between 1583 and 1589, then explored the North Seas with Willem Barentz from 1594 to 1595. His travel report is one of the most important testimonies for the history of trade and discoveries in the East Indies of the sixteenth century. Wardington Catalogue: “This work, one can almost say, was the ‘Bible’ of all knowledge and learning relating to the East and West Indies, and the Navigation to these parts at the end of the sixteenth century. It was held in such high esteem that for nearly a century a copy was given to each ship proceeding to India for use as a guide to the sailing directions. The fact that most copies were in continual use is no doubt the reason that so few copies – in any language – remain extant in anything approaching good condition.” Borba de Moraes, t. I, p. 419; Chadenat, n° 1661; Sabin, n° 41370-41372; Tiele, Mémoire bibliographique sur les journaux des navigateurs hollandais, pp. 98-99, n° 1. Per il mappamondo: Shirley 187.

Bibliografia

Borba de Moraes, t. I, p. 419; Chadenat, n° 1661; Sabin, n° 41370-41372; Tiele, Mémoire bibliographique sur les journaux des navigateurs hollandais, pp. 98-99, n° 1. Per il mappamondo: Shirley 187.
gio 25 Giugno 2020
Orari Asta
Palazzo Del Capitanio Via dei Soncin, 25 35122 Padova

ESPOSIZIONE SOLO SU APPUNTAMENTO

PADOVA

Sabato                20 Giugno    10-18

Domenica            21 Giugno    10-18

Lunedì                 22 Giugno    10-18

Martedì                23 Giugno    10-18


info@badoemart.it