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A sea of stories

COMMIN, Vincent, probable translator, 1552. 

The rare works of Cieza de Leon and Gomara bound in one volume

CIEZA DE LEON, Pedro, and LOPEZ DE GOMARA, Francisco, 1560. 

One of only two known examples complete with maps

ANANIA, Giovanni Lorenzo d’, 1573. 

Antonio Canovas del Castillo’s copy


The first town plan of anywhere in the present-day United States”

HERRERA [Y TORDESILLAS], A de, [JACOB Le Maire, Willem CORNELIS SCHOUTEN, Giovanni Battista BOAZIO], et al., 1622. 

An album of engravings from the most famous natural history artists of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, collected and bound for an English patron

WOUTNEEL, Hans; Crispin de PASSE, the elder and younger; and VISSCHER, Claez Jansz, after Jacob and Joris HOEFNAGEL, Assuerus van LONDERSEEL, Nicolaes de BRUYN, and Adrian COLLAERT, 1630. 

The first European to enter Mecca and Medina

VARTHEMA, Ludvico di, 1654. 

The first separate map of Barbados

LIGON, Richard, 1657. 

Visscher family catalogue

VISSCHER, Nicolaes, 1682. 
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