MARITIME HISTORY - TRAVELLING -- HULSIUS, L. (Erste)-Zwölffte, Vierzehende-XXVI Schiffa(h)rt. (=Vols. 1-12, 14-26). Nürnberg, Frankfurt, (etc.), 1598-1650. 25 (of 26) vols. of the series in 26 bindings (vol. 12 in 2 parts). W. tog. 3 engr. portr., 40 (mostly fold.) maps and 179 (many fold.) engr. views (incl. 2 not called for), and 1 woodcut in text (vol. 3). Sm-4°. Mod. hcf. w. marbled paper brds., new endpapers. (Lacking vol. 13 and tog. 7 maps and 8 views compared to Church' listings, browned throughout in places, texts complete, apart from some last blanks (vol. 11, first part, 14, 17, 22, 23 and 24).Eight years after De Bry began the publication of his 'Great Voyages', Levinus Hulsius, stimulated by the success of De Bry's work, began the publication of a similar collection in 4°. It became one of the most important series of early travel accounts. Containing all the famous voyages by the Dutch and other nationalities to Indonesia, Brazil, North America, the Pacific, and various accounts of circumnavigations of the globe. Hulsius is credited with having exercised better judgment in his selections and translations than the De Brys. The set offered for sale here consists of first and later editions, similar to Church (vol. II) nrs. 256, 265, 269, 273, 278, 284, 286, 290, 292, 294, 296+298, 302, 305, 307-315, 317-319. Of this set 15 vols. are complete: 1, 7, 9, 10, 11, 15-18, 20-23, 25, 26. The binding for volume 13 is present, but empty. Sets as complete as ours seldomly come to market. See also A. Asher. 'Bibliogr. Essay on the Collection of Voyages and Travels, ed. and publ. by L. Hulsius and his successors'. (1962) and M. Böhme. 'Die grossen Reisesammlungen'. (1968).
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