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TERRY, CHARLES S. MASTERWORKS OF JAPANESE ART. Compiled and edited by Charles S. Terry based on the definitive six-volume Pageant of Japanese Art edited by staff members of the Tokyo National Museum. Fifth Printing. Charles E. Tuttle Company. 1959.
Large 4to. 8.75 x 12 inches. 252 pp.. Illustrated throughout by 100 plates, including 40 tipped in colour plates and by 35 text figures. Bound in original beige cloth with black titles and pictorial block on front board, in cardboard slipcase with pictorial printed title. A very good copy.
Reprint of the first edition of 1956, a work based on the six volume Pageant of Japanese Art. The plates cover painting, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, lacquer ware, metalwork and architecture. The introductory survey, chronologically arranged, is by Charles Sanford Terry (1926-82), translator and academic specialising in Japanese culture. £30.00 [Stock No. 24666]

HASTED, EDWARD. THE HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEY OF THE COUNTY OF KENT. WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY ALAN EVERITT. W. Bristow, Canterbury, 1797 - 1801- Republished by E.P. Publishing & Kent County Library, 1972.
12 vols 8vo. 9 x 6 inches, with folding maps and plates throughout.Original cloth, gilt in near mint condition in the original dust wrappers.
A fine complete set of the reprint of the 12 volume edition. The second edition of Hasted's great county history was revised and enlarged, comprising 7,000 pages and nearly three million words was compiled and written entirely by Hasted himself. The smaller size than the 4 folio volumes of the first edition made it easer to use, the text was reset and the maps of the Hundreds were updated and folded to accommodate this smaller format. This reprint was very well produced and is itself now scarce complete. £375.00 [Stock No. 24665]

WYE. RICHARDS, STEWART. WYE COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON. WYE COLLEGE AND ITS WORLD A CENTENARY HISTORY  Wye College Press. 1994.
4to. 7.75 x 10 inches. 336 pp. Illustrated throughout by colour and black and white photographs, facsimiles, plans, graphs, etc. with a colour portrait frontispiece. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. A very good copy.
Well produced history of the former famous limb of the University of London. Wye College was still flourishing as a centre of agricultural excellence when this centenary history was published in 1994, but by 2005 its courses had been withdrawn by Imperial College, London, with whom it had merged. Having failed in its plan to develop the land for building 4,000 house, Imperial closed Wye College completely in 1909. Stewart Richards taught agricultural history and biological ethics at Wye. £20.00 [Stock No. 24589]

DOUCH, JOHN. SMUGGLING - ‘THE WICKED TRADE.’ Being a Factual Account of some Clandestine Activities practised over the Past Centuries in and around the Romney Marsh in Kent, with special reference to the Ransleys of Aldington, Mersham and Ruckinge. Dover, Crabwell Publications/ Buckland Publications Ltd. 1980.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 8.5 inches. 118 pp.Illustrated throughout by photographs, maps, facsimiles, engravings, etc. Map endpapers. Bound in original black cloth, gilt, in price clipped dust wrapper, which has small chips at head and tail of spine. Slight sunning of edges but otherwise a very good copy.
The first of John Douch's smuggling books, now difficult to find. £25.00 [Stock No. 24581]

ADYE, GENERAL SIR JOHN. RECOLLECTIONS OF A MILITARY LIFE.  Smith, Elder, and Co., 15 Waterloo Place. 1895.
8vo. 6 x 9 inches. x + 382 pp. + [6] pp. publisher’s advertisements. Illustrated by 12 plates, including frontispiece, 3 map plates, including one double page and by 9 text figures, including maps, plan and diagram. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt; spine rebacked preserving original titles. Deckled edges. Extremities worn but otherwise a very good copy.
The military memoirs of General Sir John Miller Adye, (1819-1900). Born in Sevenoaks, he entered the Royal Artillery in 1836. These well illustrated reminiscences cover the Crimean War, the Indian Mutiny and Bhutan, the Afghan Wars, the Campaign in Egypt, 1882 and his governorship of Gibraltar, 1883-86. He also served as Governor of the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich and as Surveyor General of the Ordnance, retiring from the army in 1886. £65.00 [Stock No. 24571]

CROSLAND, T. W. H. MONSELL, J. R., illustrated by. THE MOTOR CAR DUMPY BOOK. By T. W. H. Crosland. Illustrated in colours by J. R. Monsell. (The Dumpy Books for Children. 32). Grant Richards. 1904.
FIRST EDITION. 16mo. 3.25 x 5 inches. [viii} + 95 pp. + [2] + [1] pp. colophon. Pages printed on one side only. Illustrated by 25 chromolithograph plates, including frontispiece, paginated in text with captions opposite. Bound in original two tone green striped cloth. Slight wear to extremities and spine a little sunned, but otherwise a very good copy.
First edition of a humorous book for children, later reprinted several times. The charming colour plates, by the Irish illustrator, John Robert Monsell (1877-1924), are redolent of the very early days of motoring; they also include a steam roller (called a ‘traction-engine’), motor omnibus, motor bicycle, a motor airship and toy cars. Perhaps because its depiction of motoring would have soon appeared dated to contemporaries, this 1904 Dumpy Book was not reprinted until very recently. Thomas William Hodgson Crosland (1865-1924) was a journalist, poet and author who appeared in two court cases, 1913-14, concerning Oscar Wilde related libels involving his friend, Lord Alfred Douglas, Robbie Ross and Arthur Ransome, as author. £75.00 [Stock No. 24570]

LUCAS, E. V. SMITH, H. OFFICER, illustrated by. A CAT BOOK. Portraits by H. Officer Smith. Characteristics by E. V. Lucas. (The Dumpy Books for Children. 6). Grant Richards. 1900.
FIRST EDITION. 16mo. in eights. 3.25 x 5 inches. [vi] + 121 + [2] pp. + [2] pp. publisher’s advertisements + [2] + [1] pp. colophon. Pages printed on one side only.Illustrated by 30 lithograph plates paginated in text with captions opposite.Bound in original two tone green striped cloth. Slight wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy.
First edition of a humorous book for children, later reprinted several times. Edward Verrall Lucas (1868-1938) was a publisher and prolific author. £75.00 [Stock No. 24569]

FIRST EDITION THREE VOLUME SET IN DUST WRAPPERS. HUSSEY, CHRISTOPHER. ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSES. [THREE VOLUME SET:] 1. EARLY GEORGIAN 1715-1760 (1955). 2. MID GEORGIAN 1760-1800 (1956). 3. LATE GEORGIAN 1800-1840 (1958). Country Life Limited. 1955-58.
FIRST EDITIONS. 4to. 9.75 x 12.5 inches. Early Georgian, 256 pp.; Mid Georgian, 255 pp.; Late Georgian, 255 pp. Illustrated throughout by black and white photographs, including frontispieces, and by plans. Decorated by publisher’s devices on title pages. Bound in original green cloth, gil,t with contrasting red title labels, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which has slight edge chips for Early Georgian, and is price clipped for Late Georgian; latter has 1966 signature on first free endpaper, but otherwise a fine set.
Three volume set of the first edition of the author’s classic study of high-style English country houses of the Georgian, extended into the Regency, period. It was several times reprinted and was later republished by the Antique Collectors’ Club. Christopher Edward Clive Hussey (1899-1970) of Scotney Castle, Kent, was a leading authority on the history of English domestic architecture, and contributed numerous articles on individual houses to Country Life, of which he was architectural editor, from the 1920s onwards. THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY SET WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE OUTSIDE THE UK. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE BEFORE ORDERING. £350.00 [Stock No. 24568]

ADDISON, JOSEPH. THE WORKS OF JOSEPH ADDISON, including the whole Contents of Bp. Hurd’s Edition, with Letters and other Pieces not found in any previous Collection; and Macaulay’s Essay on his Life and Works. Edited, with critical and explanatory Notes by George Washington Greene. In six Volumes. J. B. Lippincott and Co.  1864.
8vo. 5.25 x 7.5 inches. Vol. I, lxxviii + 409 pp.; Vol. II, vi + [ii] + 634 pp.; Vol. III, viii + 364 pp.; Vol. IV, 520 pp; Vol. V, xvi + 589 pp.; Vol. VI, x + 678 pp. Half titles may have been removed by binder.Illustrated by 6 engraved frontispieces, including portrait and facsimile and by 9 plates of medals (Vol. II). Bound in original half dark blue morocco over marbled boards; spines in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt, with contrasting maroon and green title labels, gilt. All endpapers and edges marbled. A little wear to extremities and occasional traces of foxing but otherwise a very good set. Signatures of Jane Foster, Hornby Castle 1865 on first or second free endpapers.
A six volume set of the writings of Joseph Addison (1672-1719), politician and writer, best known as an essayist. They include, his poems, translations, plays, prose works, letters and the articles he contributed to the highly influential periodicals, The Tatler and the Spectator (1709-12 and 1714), with his friend Richard Steele, as well as to The Freeholder and The Guardian. This US edition, edited by the historian, George Washington Greene (1811-83), first published, 1853-55, and reprinted several times since, is based on the 1811 edition of material assembled by Richard Hurd, Bishop of Worcester (1720-1808). It includes a long essay by the historian, Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-59) on the Life and Writings of Addison. This handsomely bound set was owned by Jane Foster of Hornby Castle, Lancashire. The Castle had been purchased by John Foster, a Bradford mill owner, in 1859. £150.00 [Stock No. 24567]

FIRST EDITION CRIME NOVEL IN DUST WRAPPER. TILSLEY, FRANK. THICKER THAN WATER.   1955.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.5 x 8 inches. 316 + [1] pp. Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt, in price clipped pictorial dust wrapper which has edge wear and is chipped at head and tail of spine. Slight warping of front board and some foxing largely confined to edges; otherwise a very good copy. 1983 signature on front pastedown.
‘Thicker than Water is more than the exciting story of a crime and its consequences. It is a drama of decent, mostly likeable people, caught in a tragic human predicament not of their own making.’ Frank Tilsley (1904-57) was a Lancashire born novelist, who made his name with his first work, Plebeian’s Progress in 1933. He wrote twenty subsequent novels, many based on reporting of contemporary social conditions. £45.00 [Stock No. 24562]

WITH THREE ORIGINAL DRAWINGS. MOSES, HENRY. THE MARINE SKETCH BOOK.  [H. Moses. Portland Pl. Wandsworth Rd.]. [1826].
Oblong 8vo. 8.75 x 5.25 pp. Lacks title page.Illustrated by 22 etchings by Moses with captions. Exceptionally, this album is accompanied by 3 original sepia ink drawings by Moses, including the original of ‘Rocks near Sandgate’ (4.75 x 2.5 inches), which appears in the album. The two other accomplished sketches, in similar size and format, are H.M. Brig ‘Sparrow’, under Fort Jerome, St. Domingo (4.75 x 2.75 inches), which includes depictions of HMS Argo, a 44 gun (Fifth rate), and a named (but so far undeciphered) Gunboat, and one very busy but uncaptioned shipping scene, possibly in the Downs off Deal.(4.5 x 2 inches). These drawings amply demonstrate Moses’ mastery of the depiction of seagoing craft and add immeasurably to the impact of the album. They are mounted on off-white card.Half-bound in original black morocco over marbled boards with black morocco title label, gilt, on front board. Extremities worn, and ink stain throughout on upper right corner, not affecting the plate images; otherwise a very good copy. Three original sketches are loosely inserted. Bookplate of Mark Dineley.
The Marine Sketch Book depicts scenes from the Medway, Ramsgate, Dover, the Downs, the Dutch coast, Cowes, Portsmouth and Southsea, including numerous Men o’ War, and in one instance, a paddle steamer. This copy lacks a title page and four of the 26 etchings which are recorded in the National Maritime Museum and V and A copies, To compensate for this, however, three original drawings of shipping by Moses are included, one being the original of ‘Rocks near Sandgate’ from the book. Henry Moses (c.1782-1870) was highly regarded as a draughtsman and engraver and was well known for his several series of views of shipping, and coastal views. He used his skills as an engraver to great effect in capturing buildings and human activities in his sketches with faultless perspective and his accurately drawn views that record, in almost photographic detail, life before the widespread use of photography. He published several other books including ‘Picturesque Views of Ramsgate’ (1817) which include busily populated images of ships and the town and harbour. £600.00 [Stock No. 24558]

NEWTON, JAMES. A COMPLETE HERBAL, By the late James Newton, M.D. Containing the Prints and English names of Several Thousand Trees, Plants, Shrubs, Flowers, Exotics etc. Many of which are not to be found in the Herbals of either Gerard, Johnson, or Parkinson. Curiously engraved on 176 Copper-plates. A New Edition. Printed by J. D. Dewick, Aldersgate-street, for Lackington, Allen, and Co. Temple of the Muses, Finsbury Square. 1805.
8vo. 4.75 x 7.5 inches. [16] pp. letterpress.Illustrated by engraved portrait frontispiece and 175 copperplates of plants. A few plates have no visible number and some are bound slightly out of sequence but all are present.Bound in later half morocco over stiff boards; spine in compartments with raised bands with gilt lines, with contrasting maroon morocco title label, gilt. Marbled endpapers and edges. A little browning and staining of plate margins of plate margins, not affecting the images, and early ink scribbles on the blank versos of a small number of plates; otherwise a very good copy.
A new edition of a work first published in 1752. It was based on work by the botanist, James Newton, M.D. (1638-1718) and was edited by the Rev. James Newton (Rector of Newnham in Oxfordshire it is stated in the first edition), who was probably his son. See Blanche Henrey for further discussion of the two Newtons. The only letterpress text is an alphabetical list of the authors used by Newton and an index to the plates by the English names of the plants. These start at ‘Tab.1’ but as Henrey states, ‘ the plates containing figures of plants are numbered 2-176. No plate numbered 1 appears to ever to have been issued.’ (II, 1163, p. 96). £350.00 [Stock No. 24556]

NEWTON, JAMES. A COMPLETE HERBAL, By the late James Newton, M.D. Containing the Prints and English names of Several Thousand Trees, Plants, Shrubs, Flowers, Exotics etc. Many of which are not to be found in the Herbals of either Gerard, Johnson, or Parkinson. Curiously engraved on 176 Copper-plates. A New Edition. Printed by J. D. Dewick, Aldersgate-street, for Lackington, Allen, and Co. Temple of the Muses, Finsbury Square. 1805.
8vo. 4.75 x 7.5 inches. [16] pp. letterpress.Illustrated by engraved portrait frontispiece and 175 copperplates of plants. A few plates have no visible number and some are bound slightly out of sequence, but all are presentBound in later green half morocco over green cloth; spine in compartments with raised bands with gilt title and decoration. Marbled endpapers and edges. Extremities worn and a little foxing and staining of plate margins, scarcely affecting the images; otherwise a very good copy. 1890 inscription at head of title.
A new edition of a work first published in 1752. It was based on work by the botanist, James Newton, M.D. (1638-1718) and was edited by the Rev. James Newton (Rector of Newnham in Oxfordshire it is stated in the first edition), who was probably his son. See Blanche Henrey for further discussion of the two Newtons. The only letterpress text is an alphabetical list of the authors used by Newton and an index to the plates by the English names of the plants. These start at ‘Tab.1’ but as Henrey states, ‘ the plates containing figures of plants are numbered 2-176. No plate numbered 1 appears to ever to have been issued.’ (II, 1163, p. 96). £350.00 [Stock No. 24555]

LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION. MILTON, JOHN. THE SHORTER POEMS OF JOHN MILTON WITH TWELVE ILLUSTRATIONS BY SAMUEL PALMER PAINTER AND ETCHER. [front board and half title:] THE MINOR POEMS OF JOHN MILTON; [on spine:] MILTON’S MINOR GEMS. Of this Large-Paper Edition only one hundred and thirty-five copies have been printed. Of these, one hundred are for sale in England, and the rest for presentation and for America. The copies are numbered and allotted in the order of subscription. This copy is No. 19. Seeley and Company, Essex Street, Strand. 1889.
Folio. 11.25 x 15 inches. xx + 124 pp. Half title and title page in red and black. Illustrated by 12 photogravure plates of etchings by Samuel Palmer.Bound in original vellum, gilt with gilt borders on front board enclosing gilt vignette of piping shepherd adapted from Palmer. Deckled edges. Extremities a little worn, page edges sunned and some foxing of endpapers and to plate margins, not affecting central image; otherwise a very good copy. Bookplate of Charles Benson.
Scarce vellum bound limited edition of Milton with illustrations by the visionary landscape painter, etcher and printmaker Samuel Palmer (1805-81), celebrated for his pastoral settings. £850.00 [Stock No. 24554]

40 VOLUMES OF THE FRENCH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. L' ACADÉMIE ROYALE DES SCIENCES. HISTOIRE DE L' ACADÉMIE ROYALE DES SCIENCES AVEC LES MÉMOIRES DE MATHÉMATIQUE ET DE PHYSIQUE POUR LES MÊMES ANNÉES. 40 volumes, with 35 of the Histoire and 4 of the Tables (index) volumes and one centenary volume. Contents: 1666-1698/I (1666-88 with index for II); 1720/I; 1721 (complete in one vol.); 1723/I; 1724/I; 1726/II; 1728/I; 1729/II; 1730/II; 1731/I; 1732/I; 1733/II; 1734/I; 1735/I; 1738/I; 1741/II; 1744/I; 1745/I; 1746/I; 1747/III; 1752/III; 1753/I; 1755/III; 1756/I; 1759/I; 1760/II; 1763/II; 1770/I and II; 1771/II; 1772/II and IV; 1776/I; 1778/I. TABLE GENERALE DES MATIERES CONTENUES DANS L’HISTOIRE ET LES MEMOIRES: Tome Premier. A - E; Tome Quatrieme. 1735-1751; Tome V. Années 1751-1760; Tome VI, Années 1761-1770. Vol.100, Centième ou dernier volume de la premiere centurie...jusqu’a l’année 1751 (1760). Chez Pancroucke, Hôtel de Thou, rue des Poitevins; Amsterdam: Pierre de Coup...Kalverstraat; Pierre Mortier; Chez J. Schreuder, et Pierre Mortier. 1730-1782.
12mo. 4.25 x 6.5 inches. Pagination varies from c.135 to c.725 per volume, typically about 300 pp. Some title pages in red and black.Illustrated by engraved frontispieces and hundreds of engraved, mostly folding plates and tables. Decorated by woodcut title page, head and tailpiece vignettes and by initials. Bound in original quarter calf over marbled boards; spines in compartments with raised bands decorated gilt with contrasting maroon and black morocco title labels, gilt. All edges gilt. Some volumes have light wear to extremities, but otherwise a very good set with fine crisp interiors.
A partial set of the proceedings of the French Royal Academy of Science, founded in 1666 by Louis XIV at the suggestion of Colbert and regulated and reformed after 1669, with the publication of an annual journal. The present volumes are a reduced size reprint of the original quarto editions. They were reprinted in Amsterdam and subsequently republished in Paris in the smaller format. This set is a mixture of Paris and Amsterdam reprints. Typically each yearly accumulation appeared in two separate volumes, the first having an Histoire title page and the second a Memoirs of Mathematics and Physics title. Later there were further subdivisions into three or even four volumes. Accompanying the main sequence of the proceedings, which are principally for the years 1720-78, are four detailed index volumes listing the contents by author and subject. These cover the years 1699-1734 (A-E only) and 1735-70 in a sequence of three volumes. Finally there is the centenary Volume 100 (1760) which surveys the years to 1751 with a summary of each science followed by a contents list of the Memoirs sections. At the end of the 1733/II volume (with a separate title page) is a list of the members of the Academy with their publications. Here may be found the astronomer Cassini (see for instance his observations on the eclipse of Mars by the moon in 1726/II) and notable foreign associate members such as Leibnitz, Halley, Newton and Hans Sloane. In later volumes will be found early contributions by the great French chemist, Lavoisier (e.g. his memoirs on the nature of water at the end of 1770/I). In 1752/III is a series of astronomical observations contributed by James Bradley, Astronomer Royal at Greenwich, 1742-62. £1,000.00 [Stock No. 24552]

HOMEOPATHY. MASSY, R. TUTHILL. PRACTICAL NOTES ON THE NEW AMERICAN AND OTHER REMEDIES. By R. Tuthill Massy, M.D., L.R.C.S.I. Third Edition. Fifth Thousand. With clinical index to diseases, apart from index to remedies.  E. Gould and Son, (Chemists by appointment to the London Homœpathic Hospital,) 59, Moorgate Street, E.C.; 20, Bishop’s Road, W. 1876.
Small 8vo. x + 159 pp. Bound in original brown cloth, gilt, with blind stamped decorative borders on boards. Advertisement pasted on to second free endpaper. A little wear to extremities and some light foxing, but otherwise a very good copy. Early signature at top of title and pencil notes on blank verso of last page and recto of second free endpaper, continued on both sides of loosely inserted folded sheet.
Other editions of this scarce work on homeopathy were published in 1869, 1872 and 1884. £45.00 [Stock No. 24551]

MACDONALD, GEORGE. THE PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN With twelve full-page illustrations in colour, and thirty text illustrations in black-and-white.  Blackie and Son Limited. [c.1925].
8vo. 5.75 x 8 inches. 308 pp. Illustrated by 12 colour plates, including frontispiece and by 32 engravings throughout text. Bound in original blue decorated cloth with colour plate pasted on to front board. Top edge gilt. Some engravings partly coloured in up to p.65 and a little foxing; otherwise a very good copy. 1926 gift inscription and bookplate of Rachel Wilder on first free endpaper.
Later reprint of the work which was first published in 1872 and reprinted many times subsequently. George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Scottish congregational minister and author of numerous novels. This title was part of his Fantasy series, which proved to be influential for later writers, including C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. Of these novels he stated: I write, not for children, but for the child-like, whether they be of five, or fifty, or seventy-five.’ £50.00 [Stock No. 24549]

FIRST EDITION IN DUST WRAPPER. YOUNG, FRANCIS BRETT. THE CITY OF GOLD. (The Severn Edition). William Heinemann Ltd. 1939.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.5 x 8 inches. viii + 888 pp.Decorated by publisher’s device on title page.Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, with gilt block on front boards and borders on spine, in pictorial dust wrapper which has edge chips and small tears, repaired along side of spine and some foxing; otherwise a very good copy.
Francis Brett Young (1884-1954) was born in Halesowen, Worcestershire and practised as a physician until he was invalided home from the campaign in German East Africa in 1918. He then devoted himself to a career as an author, publishing his Mercian novels, loosely based on a version of his ancestral Midlands and also travelling widely, including South Africa. This title, set in nineteenth century South Africa, continues the story of John Grafton and his sons, begun in They Seek a Country of 1937 the story of a Worcestershire boy, who is transported for poaching, but escapes from his wrecked convict ship on the shores of South Africa. £60.00 [Stock No. 24544]

FIRST EDITION IN DUST WRAPPER YOUNG, FRANCIS BRETT. THEY SEEK A COUNTRY. William Heinemann Ltd. 1937.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.5 x 8 inches. viii + [1] pp. + [6] pp. publisher’s advertisements. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, with gilt block on front boards and borders on spine, in pictorial dust wrapper which has repaired chips and tears. Light foxing of fore edge but otherwise a very good copy.
Francis Brett Young (1884-1954) was born in Halesowen, Worcestershire and practised as a physician until he was invalided home from the campaign in German East Africa in 1918. He then devoted himself to a career as an author, publishing his Mercian novels, loosely based on a version of his ancestral Midlands and also travelling widely, including South Africa. This title, set in the 1830s, relates the story of a Worcestershire boy, who is transported for poaching, but escapes from his wrecked convict ship on the shores of South Africa, where the greater part of the novel is set. £60.00 [Stock No. 24543]

THE ISLAND OF CEYLON IN 1730s. SEUTTER, MATTHAUS. CEYLON OLIM TAPROBANA INCOLIS TENARISIN ET LEKAWN DICTA MAXIMA ET SIMUL DITISSIMA MARIS INDICI INSULA. Matthaei Seutteri S..Caes et Reg Cath Maj. Geogr Augustano Vindel. Imperial Geographer Matthaus Seutter published in his ‘Grosser Atlas’ of 1734. no date but [1734].
22 x 19 inches, copper engraved map in original hand-colouring.A fine strong impression, clean and sound with traces of the old centre fold and reasonable margins. A fine example.
A fine large map of the island of Ceylon divided into administrative regions. The map itself is highly detailed with geographic features and port and town names. The map has an extremely decorative allegorical title cartouche which depicts an enthroned Royal female figure representing the Kandyan Kingdom with a cornucopia overflowing with pearls and gems and Cinnamon and below her a European merchant representing the Dutch dominance of the Island. He is attended by natives carrying trays of corral and spices, pearls, Cinnamon and exotic fruit, behind them stands an Elephant and at the merchant's feet are Tusks of Ivory. £750.00 [Stock No. 24542]

 

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