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P[ierre] du Val, Geographe du Roy / Cordier Sculp. LES TABLES de GEOGRAPHIE, reduites en un JEU DE CARTES (“Tables of Geography, Reduced to a Game of Cards”)   Rare set of geographic playing cards

Author: P[ierre] du Val, Geographe du Roy / Cordier Sculp.
Title: LES TABLES de GEOGRAPHIE, reduites en un JEU DE CARTES (“Tables of Geography, Reduced to a Game of Cards”)
Published: Paris, 1669
Description: Engraving on laid paper, 16”h x 21”w plus margins, spot color (some of which likely later)
Condition: Patch to a tiny loss (ca. ¼” x 1/8”) at far lower left, margins trimmed close. Traces of binding on verso, along with extensive ink offset from an impression of an early world map.
Price: $5000 Inventory: BRM2291

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Par le Sr. Dela Suze Gendarme de la Garde du Roy / A Paris chez le Sr. Jaillot joignant les Gde. Augustins. / Cl. Lucas Sculp. ECOLE DE MARS POUR APPRENDRE FACILEMENT LA FORTIFICATION SELON LA METHODE DE M. DE VAUBAN.  [i.e., “School of Mars, to Learn Easily Vauban’s Method of Fortification.”]   A remarkable 18th-century military game board

Author: Par le Sr. Dela Suze Gendarme de la Garde du Roy / A Paris chez le Sr. Jaillot joignant les Gde. Augustins. / Cl. Lucas Sculp.
Title: ECOLE DE MARS POUR APPRENDRE FACILEMENT LA FORTIFICATION SELON LA METHODE DE M. DE VAUBAN. [i.e., “School of Mars, to Learn Easily Vauban’s Method of Fortification.”]
Published: Paris, 1719
Description: Engraving on four sheets joined, printed image 31 ¾”h x 41”w at greatest extent, uncolored. Lined with linen, probably at an early date.
Condition: Minor soiling and spotting, old folds with some additional creasing. Lower left margin trimmed for binding in a composite atlas.
Price: Sold Inventory: BRM2233

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Godofredo Henselio [i.e., Gottfried Hensel], Scholae A. C. ap. Hirschb. RECTORE.  SYNOPSIS UNIVERSAE PHILOLOGIAE; in qua: MIRANDA VNITAS ET HARMONIA LINGVARUM TOTIVS ORBIS TERRARVM OCCVLATA, E LITERARVM, SYLLABARVM, VOCVMQVE NATVRA & RECESSIBVS, eruitur.    Early attempt to map world languages… no copies in American libraries?

Author: Godofredo Henselio [i.e., Gottfried Hensel], Scholae A. C. ap. Hirschb. RECTORE.
Title: SYNOPSIS UNIVERSAE PHILOLOGIAE; in qua: MIRANDA VNITAS ET HARMONIA LINGVARUM TOTIVS ORBIS TERRARVM OCCVLATA, E LITERARVM, SYLLABARVM, VOCVMQVE NATVRA & RECESSIBVS, eruitur.
Published: Nuremburg: Homann Heirs, 1741
Description: 492 [20 index] [1 errata], followed by 10 folding engraved tables, 3 folding engraved plates, and four folding engraved maps with full early hand color. ½ mottled calf[?] over marbled boards, spine gilt.
Condition: Few minor wormholes in spine and bumping to outer corner of front board, else really excellent
Price: Sold Inventory: BRM2269

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