Important Books, Atlases, Globes & Scientific Instruments from the Collection of Nico and Nanni Israel

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Datum der Auktion: 11.12.2019

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A HIGHLY IMPORTANT MEDIEVAL ASTROLABE QUADRANT

A HIGHLY IMPORTANT MEDIEVAL ASTROLABE QUADRANT PROBABLY SOUTHERN FRANCE, 1291-1310 The brass quadrans novus of 4 ¾-inch radius, engraved with red and black wax infill. The front: carrying scales for CORDA RECTA and CORDA V[ER]SA and unlabelled scales for determining sine and cosine to edges; zodiac

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Schätzpreis: 400.000 £ - 600.000 £

Datum: 11.12.2019

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The Mainz Psalter: Psalterium Benedictinum cum canticis et hymnis , for...

The Mainz Psalter: Psalterium Benedictinum cum canticis et hymnis , for Bursfeld use. [Mainz:] Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer, 29 August 1459. An unrecorded fragment of a noble incunable, only the second book printed in multiple colours, the second printed book explicitly dated, from the printing

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Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 10.000 £

Datum: 11.12.2019

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THE INSTITUTION OF THE EUCHARIST, miniature by Simon Bening, illuminated...

THE INSTITUTION OF THE EUCHARIST, miniature by Simon Bening, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Bruges, 1530s] An expressive miniature by Simon Bening demonstrating his mastery of dramatic narrative and devotional intensity. 91 X 145mm, glued to card (two small holes by upper fictive frame, near

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Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 50.000 £

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum...

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Flanders, probably Ghent, c.1485-1490] A Book of Hours from the golden age of Flemish illumination with a fascinating history . 124 x 86mm, ii + 291 + ii, some paper interleaves, 15 lines, ruled space: 56 x 40mm, two full-page

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Schätzpreis: 25.000 £ - 35.000 £

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MINIATURE BOOK – Kalendarium. Evangelia 4. Psalmi poenit. 7 . Antwerp...

MINIATURE BOOK – Kalendarium. Evangelia 4. Psalmi poenit. 7 . Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1570. The Esmerian copy of Plantin ’ s exceptionally rare first miniature book. This is truly the first miniature book to be issued by Plantin and precedes by 15 years his next book in this format, another

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Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

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MINIATURE BOOK – Prieres ecclesiastiques, auec l ’ exercice du pere de...

MINIATURE BOOK – Prieres ecclesiastiques, auec l ’ exercice du pere de famille . Geneva: François Perrin, 1566. An unrecorded miniature book in a charming contemporary, or early 17th-century, backless embroidered binding. This miniature edition might have been issued alongside another of Perrin’s

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Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 11.12.2019

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ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598). Autograph letter signed ('Abrah. Ortelius...

ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598). Autograph letter signed ('Abrah. Ortelius') to his nephew Jacob Cole, Antwerp, 4 January 1595. In Latin. One page, 313 x 213mmm, integral address panel on verso directed to Cole in London (tipped onto a guard, small loss to left margin, 30 x 12mm, probably from seal

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Schätzpreis: 7.000 £ - 10.000 £

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BRAUN, Georg (1541-1622). Autograph letter signed ('G. Braun') to Abraham...

BRAUN, Georg (1541-1622). Autograph letter signed ('G. Braun') to Abraham Ortelius, Cologne, 22 January 1595. In Latin. Two pages, 318 x 215mm, integral address leaf (tipped onto a guard; paper discreetly strengthened at outer margin on f.1v, and more extensively on the address leaf). Provenance

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Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

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PORTOLAN CHART. Portion of an untitled manuscript chart of New Guinea...

PORTOLAN CHART. Portion of an untitled manuscript chart of New Guinea, probably drawn between c.1570-c.1606. A remarkable fragment from a larger chart of the East Indies, depicting the north-western part of the island of New Guinea; perhaps a forerunner of the famous engraved Plancius ‘ Spice Map

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Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

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AN EARLY DUTCH POCKET GLOBE

AN EARLY DUTCH POCKET GLOBE ATTRIBUTED TO WILLEM BLAEU, AFTER CIRCA 1618 Twelve hand-coloured engraved gores applied to the 2-inch sphere, the tropics and polar circles highlighted in gilt, the equator graduated and alternately colured with red and gilt paint, names and coastlines of the continents

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Schätzpreis: 70.000 £ - 100.000 £

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BLAEU, Johannes (1596-1673) – [Frederick de WIT (1629/1630-1706)]. [Vol...

BLAEU, Johannes (1596-1673) – [Frederick de WIT (1629/1630-1706)]. [Vol. I:] Toonneel der Steden van Gelderlandt en Holland … [Vol. II:] Toonneel der Steden van Zeelandt, Uytrecht, Vrieslandt, Overyssel, Groeningen, en die de Vereenighde Staten verovert hebben [Vol. III:] – Toonneel der Steden van

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Schätzpreis: 50.000 £ - 70.000 £

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JANSSONIUS, Johannes (1588-1664). Theatrum urbium celebriorum totius Belgii...

JANSSONIUS, Johannes (1588-1664). Theatrum urbium celebriorum totius Belgii sive Germaniae Inferioris . Amsterdam: 1657. Rare and complete two-volume set in fine condition of Janssonius's town books of the Low Countries, all plans and views finely coloured by a contemporary hand. Janssonius

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Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 40.000 £

Datum: 11.12.2019

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DUDLEY, Sir Robert, self-styled Duke of Northumberland and Earl of Warwick...

DUDLEY, Sir Robert, self-styled Duke of Northumberland and Earl of Warwick (1573-1649). Arcano del Mare . Florence: Giuseppe Cocchini for Jacopo Bagononi and Anton Francesco Lucini, 1661. A superb complete set of 'arguably the most sumptuous [atlas] ever produced ... it was superior to any previous

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Schätzpreis: 500.000 £ - 700.000 £

Datum: 11.12.2019

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BLAEU, Johannes (1596-1673). Theatrum Statuum Regiae Celsitudinis Sabaudiae...

BLAEU, Johannes (1596-1673). Theatrum Statuum Regiae Celsitudinis Sabaudiae Ducis, Pedemontii principis, ... pars prima, exhibens Pedemontium ... pars altera illustrans Sabaudiam . Amsterdam: heirs of Johannes Blaeu, 1682. First edition of the Townbooks of Northern Italy, one of the greatest

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Schätzpreis: 70.000 £ - 100.000 £

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SILK PRINTING – Op het huwelyck Van den Koopman Cornelis Verburgh, En d...

SILK PRINTING – Op het huwelyck Van den Koopman Cornelis Verburgh, En d ’ Eerbare Deucht- en Zedenrijcke Juffr . Maria van Rietbeeck . Batavia: Johannes van den Eede, 1674. An apparently unique epithalamion printed on silk in the Dutch East Indies. Written by an anonymous poet, it celebrates the

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Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 11.12.2019

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MINIATURE BOOKS – A large collection of 214 volumes, dating from the...

MINIATURE BOOKS – A large collection of 214 volumes, dating from the 17th-20th century. An extraordinary collection of fine and rare miniature books, published from the mid-17 th -century to the modern day. It includes books printed in France, the Netherlands, England, Italy and Germany, on a

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Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 30.000 £

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A PAIR OF GERMAN TABLE GLOBES

A PAIR OF GERMAN TABLE GLOBES JOHANN GABRIEL DOPPELMAYR, 1728 Each comprised of twelve hand-coloured engraved gores, with engraved cartouches pasted on, the terrestrial: GLOBUS TERRESTRIS in quo locorum insigniorum situs terraeque facies, secundum praecipuas celeberrimorum nostri aevi Astronomorum

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Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 50.000 £

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A SILVER BUTTERFIELD DIAL

A SILVER BUTTERFIELD DIAL MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD (1635-1724); EARLY 18TH CENTURY Signed Butterfield AParis with four hour scales for 52°, 49°, 46°, 43°, the outer divided 8-12-4 , foliage motif, folding bird pointer gnomon, 32-point compass rose, the reverse with latitudes for 31 cities, in original

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Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 11.12.2019

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A SET OF NAPIER'S BONES

A SET OF NAPIER'S BONES GERMAN, EARLY 18TH CENTURY Comprising seventeen fruitwood multiplier rods numbered in ink, complete in a contemporary tooled mottled leather case. 3 ½ x 2 ¾in. (9.1 x 6.7cm

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Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

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A GERMAN TERRESTRIAL GLOBE

A GERMAN TERRESTRIAL GLOBE JOHANN GABRIEL DOPPELMAYR, 1730 The 8-inch globe comprised of two sets of twelve hand-coloured engraved half-gores, the cartouche GLOBUS TERRESTRIS NOVUS Loca Terrae insigniora sec. prastant. Astron. et Geogr. observationes sistens, opera, IOH. GABR. DOPPELMAIERI M.P.P

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AN ENGLISH POCKET GLOBE

AN ENGLISH POCKET GLOBE RICHARD CUSHEE (1696-1733) The cartouche A New GLOBE of the Earth by R. Cushee, 1731, the 2 ¾-inch globe comprised of twelve hand-coloured engraved gores and two polar calottes, the terrestrial globe with graduated equator, meridian through London, the map showing New Holland

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Schätzpreis: 7.000 £ - 10.000 £

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A BRASS AUGSBURG DIAL

A BRASS AUGSBURG DIAL ANDREAS VOGLER (fl.1766-1808), LATE-18TH CENTURY The hour ring divided III-XIII-IX, shaped latitude arc, plate engraved with decorative motif, 16-point compass rose, folding plumb-bob, signed on reverse of compass bowl And Vogl and engraved with latitudes for seven cities. 3in

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Schätzpreis: 700 £ - 1.000 £

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A BRASS AUGSBURG DIAL

A BRASS AUGSBURG DIAL LUDWIG THEODOR MULLER (fl.1710-70) hour ring divided III-XIII-IX , shaped latitude arc, plate with engraved decoration, four point compass rose, signed on reverse of compass bowl L.T.M. with latitudes for twelve cities, in original leather with 2pp. letterpress text

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Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

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A PAIR OF DUTCH TABLE GLOBES

A PAIR OF DUTCH TABLE GLOBES GERARD AND LEONARD VALK, CIRCA 1750 Each 12-inch globe comprised of twelve hand-coloured engraved gores and two polar calottes, the terrestrial with cartouche Cosmotheore Caelesti nostro Globo, Par, et plané Novús, Hic Terrestris Út existeret; Certo scias: Errore Veterum

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LEVAILLANT, François (1753-1824). Histoire naturelle des Oiseaux de Paradis...

LEVAILLANT, François (1753-1824). Histoire naturelle des Oiseaux de Paradis et des Rolliers, suivie de celle des Toucans et des Barbus . Paris: Denné le jeune and Perlet, [1801-]1806. [ With :] – Histoire naturelle des Promérops, et des Guêpiers . Paris: Denné le jeune, [1806]-1807-[1816 or 1818

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Schätzpreis: 40.000 £ - 60.000 £

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A PAIR OF 18-INCH LIBRARY GLOBES

A PAIR OF 18-INCH LIBRARY GLOBES J. & W. CARY, C.1816 The terrestrial cartouche: CARY'S NEW TERRESTRIAL GLOBE EXHIBITING The Tracks and Discoveries made by CAPTAIN COOK; also those of CAPTAIN VANCOUVER on the NORTH WEST COAST OF AMERICA... LONDON: Made & Sold by J. & W. Cary, Strand March 1st 1816

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Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 30.000 £

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CONCHOLOGY. Watercolour illustrations of shells on vellum, [France...

CONCHOLOGY. Watercolour illustrations of shells on vellum, [France, probably Paris], 1842-4 and n.d. 39 vellum leaves, 440 x 337mm, watercolour with fixative, the drawings occasionally in monochrome, a small number of drawings left at a preparatory stage, borders outlined in gilt, nomenclature added

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Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 40.000 £

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A GERMAN MINIATURE GLOBE

A GERMAN MINIATURE GLOBE CARL BAUER, CIRCA 1840 The 2-inch terrestrial globe comprised of hand-coloured gores applied to sphere, the cartouche Die Erde im Kleinen CB , in original paper-covered card box with pull-out frieze illustrating 28 nationalities, the box titled DIE ERDE und JHRE BEWOHNER

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Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

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A GROUP OF EIGHT DECORATIVE ASTROLABES

A GROUP OF EIGHT DECORATIVE ASTROLABES 20TH CENTURY The eight pseudo-astrolabes of typical form, with nonsensical or symmetrical retes, the plates not fixed; with a qibla indicator of similar date. 8 ½in. (21.5cm.) diameter the largest

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Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

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A GROUP OF EIGHT 20TH CENTURY GILT COPPER 'MENSING' SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS

A GROUP OF EIGHT 20TH CENTURY GILT COPPER 'MENSING' SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS AFTER 16TH CENTURY ORIGINALS BY ERASMUS HABERMEL AND OTHERS The group comprising a 90mm. diameter sundial with false engraved signature Erasmus Habermel ; 142mm. diameter astrolabe with Fusoris-type rete with false punched

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Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 11.12.2019