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With the Arms of the Sun King

LA HIRE, Philippe de, 1704. 

The Sea Venture founders

HAWKINS, Sir Richard, 1706. 

The first printed English signals book

GREENWOOD, Jonathan, 1715. 

Eighteenth century Oxford

WILLIAMS, William, 1732. 

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. 

Michele Marieschi’s suite of views of Venice

MARIESCHI, Michele, 1741. 

The most vocal supporter of the Northwest Passage

DOBBS, Arthur, 1744. 

Caught short? Never settle for bog-standard again!

Lavatory Humour, 1750. 

La Pomme Verte”

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

Louis XV’s intentions in the Caribbean

BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas, 1758. 

The universal planisphere

DUNN, Samuel, 1759. 

A triumph of Venetian rococo book design

ZATTA, Antonio [VISENTINI, Antonio], 1761. 

Catalogue of Louis-Charles Desnos

DESNOS, [Louis-Charles], 1765. 

The Romanov copy of the account of an expedition to the Levant

PLESHCHEYEV, Sergey Ivanovich, 1772. 

Manuscript inventory for an important Spanish cartographical library

DE AGUIRRE, Domingo; and others, 1773.