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Habitus Variarum orbis gentium.[showing the continents]
Habitus Variarum orbis gentium.[showing the continents]
[Malines, Caspar Rutz, 1581.]
Engraving with original hand colour, representing the continents of America Asia Europe and Africa. 230 x 320mm, 9 x 12½". Two areas of loss just affecting printed area.
Titlepage to an early book of 70 world costume plates, 'Habitus Variarum orbis gentium' ('Costume of the Various Peoples of the World'), usually found uncoloured.
[Ref: 13167]   £220.00  
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Tractatus posthumus Jani Jacobi Boissardi Vesvuntini de Divinatione & Magicis Praestigiis, Quarum Veritas ac Vanitas Solide exponitur per Descriptionem Deorum Fatidicorum qui olim Responsa dederunt; eorundemque Prophetarum, Sacerdotum, Phoebadum,
Tractatus posthumus Jani Jacobi Boissardi Vesvuntini de Divinatione & Magicis Praestigiis, Quarum Veritas ac Vanitas Solide exponitur per Descriptionem Deorum Fatidicorum qui olim Responsa dederunt; eorundemque Prophetarum, Sacerdotum, Phoebadum, Sibyllarum & Divinorum, qui priscis Temporibus celebres Oraculis exstiterunt: Adjunctis simul...imo vero necessarium: Cum indice.
Oppenheimii Typis Hieronymi Galleri. [n.d. c.1616.]
Engraving. Collector's stamp on verso. Plate 280 x 171mm. 11 x 6¾". Slightly time stained.
Frontispiece to a work on divination, necromancy, and magic; mainly based on earlier authors such as Trithemius. The work also details the different occult arts with themes such as lycanthropy, Simon Magnus, incubi and succubi. Jean Jacques Boissard (1528-1602) was a French antiquary and Latin poet. In Italy he developed a taste for antiquities and formed a collection of the most curious monuments from Rome and its vicinity.
Ex Collection: W.B. Dukes (architect, d.1942.) Lugt: 2757a.
[Ref: 20796]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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