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The first European to enter Mecca and Medina

VARTHEMA, Ludvico di, 1654. 
£20,000

A monumental record of Britain’s ecclesiastical architecture

DUGDALE, sir William & Roger DODSWORTH, 1655. 
£3,500

The first separate map of Barbados

LIGON, Richard, 1657. 
£12,000

All creatures great and small

HOLLAR, Wenceslaus, 1663. 
£20,000

First edition

SANDFORD, Francis, 1677. 
£1,500

Visscher family catalogue

VISSCHER, Nicolaes, 1682. 
£10,000

With the Arms of the Sun King

LA HIRE, Philippe de, 1704. 
£10,000

The Sea Venture founders

HAWKINS, Sir Richard, 1706. 
£2,400

The first printed English signals book

GREENWOOD, Jonathan, 1715. 
£8,000

Eighteenth century Oxford

WILLIAMS, William, 1732. 
£10,000

The Grand Tour in eighteenth century virtual reality!

Publishers BASSET, André Basset, DAUMONT, Jean-Francois, HUQUIER, Jacques-Gabriel Huquier, MAILLET, Nicolas Langlois, MONDARE, Louis Joseph Mondhare, and others, 1740. 
£45,000

Michele Marieschi’s suite of views of Venice

MARIESCHI, Michele, 1741. 
£150,000

The most vocal supporter of the Northwest Passage

DOBBS, Arthur, 1744. 
£18,000

Hollar’s first catalogue raisonné

[HOLLAR] VERTUE, George (ed.)., 1745. 
£4,500

Caught short? Never settle for bog-standard again!

Lavatory Humour, 1750. 
£7,500

La Pomme Verte”

DIDEROT, Denis [and] D’ALEMBERT, Jean Le Rond, 1751. 
£950,000