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Happel (Eberhard Werner) Thesaurus Exoticorum oder Eine mit ausslandischen Raritaten und Geschichten wohlversehene Schatz-Kammer furstellend die Asiatische, Africanische und Americanische Nationes, first edition, half-title, engraved additional pictorial title, printed title in red and black with woodcut historiated initials, engraved folding map of Constantinople and 25 engraved or woodcut portraits views, battle scenes etc. (most folding only (?of 31), numerous large woodcut illustrations within text, woodcut initials and tail-pieces, lacking text ff. V1&3, a few folding plates with tears or splits at fold, some worming within text or plate marks, staining or spotting, a few ff. loose, contemporary calf, upper cover detaching, worn, [Not in Blackmer; Atabey 563; Sabin 30279], folio, Hamburg, Thomas von Wiering, 1688. sold not subject to return.

⁂ Rare at auction in any condition. The greater part of the work comprises a history of the wars between Turkey and Hungary and the recent Venetian-Turkish campaigns in southern Greece from 1684 to 1688. The work also contains 'curious representations of the aborigines of America, all with detailed descriptions of their manners, customs, religion' (Sabin) and a German edition of the Koran, edited by Johan Lange.

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Happel (Eberhard Werner) Thesaurus Exoticorum oder Eine mit ausslandischen Raritaten und Geschichten wohlversehene Schatz-Kammer furstellend die Asiatische, Africanische und Americanische Nationes, first edition, half-title, engraved additional pictorial title, printed title in red and black with woodcut historiated initials, engraved folding map of Constantinople and 25 engraved or woodcut portraits views, battle scenes etc. (most folding only (?of 31), numerous large woodcut illustrations within text, woodcut initials and tail-pieces, lacking text ff. V1&3, a few folding plates with tears or splits at fold, some worming within text or plate marks, staining or spotting, a few ff. loose, contemporary calf, upper cover detaching, worn, [Not in Blackmer; Atabey 563; Sabin 30279], folio, Hamburg, Thomas von Wiering, 1688. sold not subject to return.

⁂ Rare at auction in any condition. The greater part of the work comprises a history of the wars between Turkey and Hungary and the recent Venetian-Turkish campaigns in southern Greece from 1684 to 1688. The work also contains 'curious representations of the aborigines of America, all with detailed descriptions of their manners, customs, religion' (Sabin) and a German edition of the Koran, edited by Johan Lange.

Lot 23

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