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  1. Sorgumfructu rubro.

    Sorgumfructu rubro.

    Pl. 344
    A wonderful 'life size' botanical print of Sorgum from Basilius Besler's epic work; the 'Hortus Eystettensis'. Besler was a Nuremberg apothecary, commissioned in 1600 by Konrad, the Bishop Prince of Eichstatt, to engrave the contents of his extensive gardens. The resulting 374 plates (illustrating more than a thousand flowers), were arranged according to the yearly seasons. Learn More
    £1,650

    Date of Publication: 1613

    Published: Eichstatt:

    Stock Code: 75699

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  2. (Horsemanship)

    (Horsemanship)

    From the L'Instrction du Roy en L'Exercise de Monter a Cheval by Antoine de Pluvinel. A very important work on equestrianism, engraved by the Dutch engraver Crispijn de Pass. Pluvinel's innovative method of horse training was regarded as much more humane than earlier methods. This is a fine, early, highly decorative equestrian print. Learn More
    £350

    Date of Publication: 1625

    Published: Paris:

    Stock Code: 73408

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  3. (Horsemanship)

    (Horsemanship)

    From the L'Instrction du Roy en L'Exercise de Monter a Cheval by Antoine de Pluvinel. A very important work on equestrianism, engraved by the Dutch engraver Crispijn de Pass. Pluvinel's innovative method of horse training was regarded as much more humane than earlier methods. This is a fine, early, highly decorative equestrian print. Learn More
    £300

    Date of Publication: 1625

    Published: Paris:

    Stock Code: 73409

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  4. (Horsemanship)

    (Horsemanship)

    From the L'Instrction du Roy en L'Exercise de Monter a Cheval by Antoine de Pluvinel. A very important work on equestrianism, engraved by the Dutch engraver Crispijn de Pass. Pluvinel's innovative method of horse training was regarded as much more humane than earlier methods. This is a fine, early, highly decorative jousting print. Learn More
    £350

    Date of Publication: 1625

    Published: Paris:

    Stock Code: 73410

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  5. (Horsemanship)

    (Horsemanship)

    From the L'Instrction du Roy en L'Exercise de Monter a Cheval by Antoine de Pluvinel. An important work on equestrianism, engraved by the Dutch engraver Crispijn de Pass. Pluvinel's innovative method of horse training was regarded as much more humane than earlier methods. This is a fine, early, decorative equestrian print. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1625

    Published: Paris:

    Stock Code: 88575

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  6. (Horsemanship)

    (Horsemanship)

    From the L'Instrction du Roy en L'Exercise de Monter a Cheval by Antoine de Pluvinel. An important work on equestrianism, engraved by the Dutch engraver Crispijn de Pass. Pluvinel's innovative method of horse training was regarded as much more humane than earlier methods. This is a fine, early, decorative equestrian print. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1625

    Published: Paris:

    Stock Code: 88576

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  7. (Horsemanship)

    (Horsemanship)

    From the L'Instrction du Roy en L'Exercise de Monter a Cheval by Antoine de Pluvinel. An important work on equestrianism, engraved by the Dutch engraver Crispijn de Pass. Pluvinel's innovative method of horse training was regarded as much more humane than earlier methods. This is a fine, early, decorative equestrian print. Learn More
    £275

    Date of Publication: 1625

    Published: Paris:

    Stock Code: 88577

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  8. LInstruction du Roy en LExercise de Monter a Cheval

    LInstruction du Roy en LExercise de Monter a Cheval

    Figure 4. Premiers Partie.
    A beautiful print, with an elaborate architectural border and intricate detailing of costume etc. from Antoine de Pluvinel's important work on equestrianism, engraved by the Dutch engraver Crispijn de Pass. Pluvinel's innovative method of horse training was regarded as much more humane than earlier methods. Learn More
    £450

    Date of Publication: 1625

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    Stock Code: 60858

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  9. LInstruction du Roy en LExercise de Monter a Cheval

    LInstruction du Roy en LExercise de Monter a Cheval

    Figure 10. Premiers Partie.
    A beautiful print, with an elaborate architectural border and intricate detailing of costume etc. from Antoine de Pluvinel's important work on equestrianism, engraved by the Dutch engraver Crispijn de Pass. Pluvinel's innovative method of horse training was regarded as much more humane than earlier methods. Learn More
    £450

    Date of Publication: 1625

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    Stock Code: 60860

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  10. Agricola Indus Canaryn dictus.

    Agricola Indus Canaryn dictus.

    58 & 59.
    Attractive print of four people and two children in India. Text in Latin and Dutch along lower edge. Linschoten lived and wrote at a time when exploration was rapidly opening up the world. His travel writings, in three parts, the famous ‘Itinerarium', included ‘Description de l'Amerique', ‘Le Grande Route de Mer' and ‘Histoire de la Navigation', and were published individually and together in many editions from 1595 onwards. Learn More
    £195

    Date of Publication: 1638, French edition.

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    Stock Code: 54419

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  11. Nar.Sive pancratium orientale.  Nar.Sive pancratium occidentale.

    Nar.Sive pancratium orientale. Nar.Sive pancratium occidentale.

    Plate 32.
    Beautiful plate of two flowering plants. The designs are beautifully balanced on the page and the captions elegantly inscribed. Emanuel Sweert was prefect of the gardens of the Emperor Rudolf II in Prague. His Florilegium was first printed in Frankfurt by Kempner in 1612 -1614. It was originally a sales catalogue for plants and bulbs from Sweert's gardens, to be sold at fairs in Frankfurt and Amsterdam, but now these very attractive engravings are regarded as fine examples of 17th century botanical illustration and are much collected. Learn More
    £300

    Date of Publication: 1647

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    Stock Code: 69753

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  12. 1.Admirabilis peruiana flo. albu et luteo distinct. 2. Admirabilis peruiana vary coloris Albo Rubicunda. 3. Jasminum luteum 4. Jasminum album.

    1.Admirabilis peruiana flo. albu et luteo distinct. 2. Admirabilis peruiana vary coloris Albo Rubicunda. 3. Jasminum luteum 4. Jasminum album.

    Plate 24.
    Beautiful plate of two flowering plants. The designs are beautifully balanced on the page and the captions elegantly inscribed. Emanuel Sweert was prefect of the gardens of the Emperor Rudolf II in Prague. His Florilegium was first printed in Frankfurt by Kempner in 1612 -1614. It was originally a sales catalogue for plants and bulbs from Sweert's gardens, to be sold at fairs in Frankfurt and Amsterdam, but now these very attractive engravings are regarded as fine examples of 17th century botanical illustration and are much collected. Learn More
    £300

    Date of Publication: 1647

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    Stock Code: 69754

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  13. Poppies.

    Poppies.

    Plate 22.
    Fascinating print of five varieties of poppy with leaves and seed pod. The designs are beautifully balanced on the page and the captions elegantly inscribed. Emanuel Sweert was prefect of the gardens of the Emperor Rudolf II in Prague. His Florilegium was first printed in Frankfurt by Kempner in 1612 -1614. It was originally a sales catalogue for plants and bulbs from Sweert's gardens, to be sold at fairs in Frankfurt and Amsterdam, but now these very attractive engravings are regarded as fine examples of 17th century botanical illustration and are much collected. Learn More
    £300

    Date of Publication: 1647

    Published: Amsterdam,

    Stock Code: 53421

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  14. CAPITOLIUM.

    CAPITOLIUM.

    Size: 27 x 20 cm. (10 x 8 inches).
    An attractive view of Capitolium in Rome by the famed Swiss engraver, Matthew Merian. This very detailed and beautifully designed view shows the stepsl leading up to the Capitolium, the famous statue of Marcus Aurelius, and the palazzio behind. Citizens wandering around the steps give an idea of the scale of the buildings and statues. Learn More
    £175

    Date of Publication: 1649

    Published:

    Stock Code: 54708

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  15. 4 Views of Rome

    4 Views of Rome

    Castell St. Angeli / S. Bartolomei Insul wie sie vor Alters gewesen / Zwei maromorsteonerne Pferdt auf dem Berg Quirinalis / arcus Septimii Seueri.
    This attractive plate contains four views of Roman ruins as they appeared in the seventeenth century. Learn More
    £165

    Date of Publication: 1649

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    Stock Code: 54709

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  16. LAURETUM.

    LAURETUM.

    An attractive view of Loreto by the famed Swiss engraver, Matthew Merian. This beautiful view shows the walled town and basilica from a nearby hill, with the sea beyond, title at top centre. Learn More
    £145

    Date of Publication: 1649

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    Stock Code: 54710

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  17. 4 Views of Rome

    4 Views of Rome

    Castell St. Angeli / S. Bartolomei Insul wie sie vor Alters gewesen / Zwei maromorsteonerne Pferdt auf dem Berg Quirinalis / arcus Septimii Seueri.
    This attractive plate contains four views of Roman ruins as they appeared in the seventeenth century. Learn More
    £120

    Date of Publication: 1649

    Published:

    Stock Code: 64785

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  18. Campo Vacchina.

    Campo Vacchina.

    This delightful engraving depicts what was once the forum that was at the very centre and heart of ancient Rome. The Campo Vacchina was at the centre of Roman public life. Merian depicts it many centuries later, in ruins, with Romans and livestock wondering through the crumbling columns and fallen masonry. Learn More
    £140

    Date of Publication: 1650

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    Stock Code: 68039

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  19. Cameleons

    Cameleons

    55-56.
    Interesting engraving showing cameleons by Dutch portrait painter and traveler, Cornelis de Bruyn. Bruyn is remembered chiefly for the records of his extensive travels in Egypt, Persia, India, and other countries, illustrated with his own designs. Learn More
    £100

    Date of Publication: 1698

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    Stock Code: 57079

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  20. The City of Babylon

    The City of Babylon

    page 404
    In the year 1675 the Dutch painter and traveller Cornelis le Bruyn (1652-1727) set out from Livorno on a journey through the Levant, publishing an account on his return. This magnificent engraving showing a prospect view of Jerusalem is from this account of his journey. Learn More
    £200

    Date of Publication: 1702

    Published:

    Stock Code: 59059

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