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The Mines and Mores of Eastern Europe


BROWN[E], Edward. Relation de plusieurs Voyages faits en Hongrie, Servie, Bulgarie, Macedoine, Thesalie, Austriche, Styrie, Carinthie, Carniole & Friuli. . . Paris, Gervais Clouzier, 1674.

Scarce first French edition (expanded from the 1673 English original) of an early illustrated British travelogue to southeastern Europe and Greece
$4,500


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LANDMARK OF WORLD TRAVEL LITERATURE
IN 17TH CENTURY RED MOROCCO
WITH THE ARMS OF COMTE D’HOYME


Champlain Samuel de. Les Voyages de la Nouvelle France occidentale, dicte Canada…depuis l’an 1603 iusques en l’an 1629. . Paris, Pierre Le Mur, 1632.

First collected edition of this landmark of discovery Americana, augmented with new material and, above all, the first appearance of Champlain’s seminal two-sheet map of the Great Lakes. This copy comes in the rare first issue of both text and map, in a splendid contemporary red morocco binding with the arms of Comte D’Hoyme stamped in gold.
$750,000


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DOWNING, Sir George. A Discourse written by Sir George Downing, The King of Great Britain's Envoy Extraordinary to the States of the United Provinces. London, John Luttone, 1672.

Scarce second, much augmented edition (first 1664) of this early tract on New York.
$2,850


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Important for the Study of Early Portuguese Contacts with Asia


[INDIA] FREIRE DE ANDRADA, Jacinto / tr. WYCHE, Peter.. The Life of Dom John de Castro, the Fourth Vice-Roy of India ... Containing also a particular relation of the most famous siege of Dio ... . London, Henry Herringman, 1664.

First edition in English, first issue, of the most famous biography in the Portuguese language.
$8,000


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GUERREIRO, Fernao. Relaçam annual das cosas que fizeram os padres da Companhia de Iesus na India, & Japão nos annos de 600. & 601, & do processo da conversão…tirada das cartas geraes que de la vierão pello padre Fernão Guerreiro. Evora, Manoel de Lyra, 1603.

Rare first edition and the first and rarest of this series of Portuguese-language reports from missions overseas, with a decided emphasis on Asia.
$22,000


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