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A sea of stories

COMMIN, Vincent, probable translator, 1552. 
£24,000

One of only two known examples complete with maps

ANANIA, Giovanni Lorenzo d’, 1573. 
£35,000

Antonio Canovas del Castillo’s copy

ORDONEZ DE CEVALLOS, Pedro, 1614. 
£8,500

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. 
£255,000

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. 
£75,000

The great costume book of pre-Commonwealth England

HOLLAR, Wenceslaus, 1640. 
£8,000

The fashion bible

HOLLAR, Wenceslaus, 1643. 
£3,000

Postmasters of the Empire…

CHIFFLET, Jules, 1645. 
£2,700

Butterflies and insects

HOLLAR, Wenceslaus, 1646. 
£12,000

The first European to enter Mecca and Medina

VARTHEMA, Ludvico di, 1654. 
£20,000
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