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Ein neu entdecktes Geschlechterbuch derer von Stetten

Stetten, Johann Christoph von - Hernach volgen inn disem wappenbuech, der verheuraten Herren von Stetten Geschlechts Stammen, so inn der Statt Augspurg, und anderer orten Hochzeit gehalten, und gehabt, auch waß für Herren Geschlechter und Geschlechternen zue Ihnen gehürat haben von A(nno): 1429 an. Handschrift. Augsburg und Frankfurt, um 1596-1716. 4to [280 x 220 mm] 82 Bll. Mit 2 (1 ganzs.) Gouachen und 150 halbseitigen Wappenmalereien.
EUR 28.500,-

Portraitgalerie aus der Zeit der Reformation

Portraitsammlung reformierter Theologen, Gelehrter und Wissenschaftler. Deutschland (?), um 1600-1640. Leder-Einband des 18. Jh.; 8vo [162 x 94 mm]. Mit 70 (47 farbigen) handgemalten Portraits in ornamentalem Schmuckrahmen (Gouache und Feder).

Reference book of an 18th century heraldist

Wappen Buch 1706. Germany, 1706-1782. Folio [32,7 x 20,6 cm]. 64 (of 74) leaves. With 645 mounted coat of arms (including 112 drawings) and 94 seals. Various sizes: from 25 x 20mm to 380 x 580mm. Contemporary vellum.
EUR 2500,-

The newly discovered, unpublished watercolor drawings for Jean Baptiste de Lamarck’s first book Flore Francaise

BULLIARD, Jean Baptiste Francois (* 1752 Aubepierre-sur-Aube; † 1793 Paris) and LAMARCK, Jean Baptiste de (* 1744 Bazentin-le-Petit; † 1829 Paris) - 467 original watercolour drawings on 239 leaves, with handwritten descriptions and notes. n.d. (c. 1776-1778). Contemporary leather with blank spine label. 230x297 mm.
This very important manuscript represents the previously unknown botanical drawings for Lamarck's Flore Francaise and demonstrates the hitherto fameless cooperation between two of the foremost French botanists from the 18th century.
EUR 550.000,-

18th century scientific watercolor drawings of butterflies

Müller, Johann Jacob (1743 - nach 1802)) - 595 aquarellierte Federzeichnungen von Schmetterlingen, deren Raupen und anderen Insekten auf 92 Blatt. Hanau, c.1778-1780
Original Vorzeichnungen zu Bergsträßers Nomenclatur und Beschreibung der Insecten in der Grafschaft Hanau-Münzenberg.
EUR 45.000,-

Splendid Empire Binding

Recueil de Toutes Sortes de prieres qui renferment Les prieres du Soir et du matin, le moyen d'assiter devotement a la sainte messe, et quelque petite pratique pr la Confession et Comunion. France, c. 1800. 8vo [158 x 95mm]. (2), 433, (2) pp. Manuscript on paper. Red morocco with gilt ornaments on covers and spine, gilt fore edges, gilt inner dentelles, gilt edges. With two large, elaborate floral silver clasps and eight silver-corners.
1450,-

An Important Grand Tour Album

DESPLAN, Antoine Jean Baptiste - Mon Voyage de Rome à Naples fait en pied en 1821 en compagnie de Léopold Robert Peintre, Barbot, Benois, Thierry, Architectes, Ancharsvard Officier Suédois, Porchet toursite-amateur et César Chien Caniche. Italy, 1821. Large folio [69 x 51cm] 112 Sheets. With manuscript title and 368 mounted wash and watercolor drawings. Unbound.
EUR 85.000,- .

Folio manuscript world atlas by a young lady

CROUZET, Hortense - Atlas Géographique composé de 11 Cartes. Dessiné par Mlle. Hortense Crouzet eleve de l'Institution de Mlle Roullet pour le concours des prix de l'année 1824. France, 1824. Manuscript Title, 11 folded manuscript maps with outline color. 365 x 245 mm.
EUR 1500,-

Habsburg Heraldic Manuscript

DRIESTEN, Joseph-Emanuel van - Les trente deux quartiers généalogiques de Sa Majesté Francois-Joseph I (Charles). Empereur d'Autriche, Roi Apostolique de Hongrie, Roi de Boheme etc. (Paris, 1885-1907). Folio [325 x 255mm] (8) pp., 23 numb. sheets, XI, (3) pp. With manuscript title, 6 (3 full page) pen drawings and 63 (1 full page) gouache drawings of coat of arms. Contemporary undecorated linen binding.
EUR 950,-

Armorial Manuscript with Papal coat of arms

DRIESTEN, Joseph-Emanuel van - Armorial Général des Papes (Paris), 1911(-1914). Folio [330 x 255mm] (36) pp. With manuscript title, 1 full page and 124 smaller gouache drawings coat of arms. With two tables of contents. Contemporary undecorated linen binding.
EUR 900,-

Important manuscripts on firearms

AUDOIN, E. - Mecanismes d'Armes. Pistolets automatiques. / Revolvers. France, 1936-1937. 2 volumes. Folio. With 327 drawings. Contemporary half leather bindings.

These exceptional manuscripts contain an important source of information on firearms from the second half of the 19th and early 20th-century. Both volumes include descriptions of 148 firearms of the most important contemporary manufacturers.

EUR 12.500,-