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A sea of stories

COMMIN, Vincent, probable translator, 1552. 

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 great costume book of pre-Commonwealth England

HOLLAR, Wenceslaus, 1640. 

The fashion bible

HOLLAR, Wenceslaus, 1643. 

Postmasters of the Empire…

CHIFFLET, Jules, 1645. 

Butterflies and insects

HOLLAR, Wenceslaus, 1646. 

The first European to enter Mecca and Medina

VARTHEMA, Ludvico di, 1654. 

The first separate map of Barbados

LIGON, Richard, 1657. 

All creatures great and small

HOLLAR, Wenceslaus, 1663. 
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