Auction 351 Old & Rare Books - General History & Topography
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AMERICA -- BRY, Th. de. Americae tertia pars memorabile provinciae Brasiliae historiam. - Second title: Navigatio in Brasiliam Americae. Frankf., Off. Th. de Bry, 1592 (= c. 1597?). (16), 134, (2), 137-296, (15) pp. W. 2 engr. ti., dedic. engr., engr. w. coats of arms (w. virtues), 1 fold. engr. map of Latin America (small rep. on v°), 45 large engrs. (made up from 30 images, with 11 printed twice and 2 printed three times = as issued), 1 full-p. engr. of Adam and Eve. - Bound with: Id. Americae pars quarta, sive, insignis & admiranda historia de reperta primum Occidentali India Christophoro Columbo Anno M.CCCCXCII scripta ab Hieronymo Bezono. Frankf., (Typ. J. Feyerabend, Imp. Th. de Bry), 1594. (8), 145, (1) pp. W. 2 engr. ti., engr. w. coat of arms (w. virtues), engr. double-p. map of the West Indies, engr. text-ill. of Columbus led by marine deities, engr. text-ill. of world map with medallion portraits of Columbus and Vespucci & 24 engr. plates w. captions. - 2 in 1 vol. Fol. Late 18th c. hcf. extra w. richly dec. gilt back. (Annot. on free endpapers, inner lower blank margin of first work a bit wormholed/rep., margins slightly stained/thumbed in places, (a bit) browned/foxed in places, last blanks: QQ4, R6 and F6 lacking, but else complete).

Volumes three and four of Theodor de Bry's 'Great Voyages'. Vol. 3 second impression of the first edition (for marks see Sabin). - Sabin p. 33-37; Muller 1862; Borba de Moraes I, p. 249 (vol. 3): "This volume contains the account of Hans Staden's journey, translated by Adam Lonicer, Jean de Léry's voyage, and the two letters by N. Barré. This third part contains the greatest number of accounts of voyages to Brazil." Volume 4 contains Benzoni's account of his fifteen years of travel in the Isthmus of Panama and Guatemala.

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