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The interest of German writers and readers in the Western Hemisphere dates back to the earliest narratives of the transatlantic Encounter. One of the first Latin editions of the Columbus letter was printed at Basel in 1493, and a German translation appeared in print in 1497. By the late sixteenth century, German publishers were issuing American travel narratives in impressive series. The biological and mineral resources of the Americas had a substantial impact on German science, and the American...



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Topic: Imprint 1764
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by Scheuchzer, Johann Jakob, 1672-1733; Pfeffel, Johann Andreas, 1674-1748; Newton Theological Institution, former owner. RIBRL
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(From title pages) Tomus I. Coplectens tabulas CCXXV -- Tomus II. A tab. CCXXVI. ad CCCCXVI [sic., should read CCCCXV] -- Tomus III. A tab. CCCCXVI. ad DXCIV [sic., should read DXCIII] -- Tomus IV. A tab. DXCIV. ad DCCL
Topics: Nature in the Bible, Natural history, Imprint 1731, Imprint 1735
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Topics: Columbus, Christopher, Voyages and travels, Imprint 1617
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by Braun, Georg, 1540 or 1541-1622
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Imprint from colophon on verso of map 58, after the privilege by king Philip of Spain dated November 22, 1574 (text in Dutch)
Topics: Geography, Early maps, Cities and towns, Renaissance
"Appendix. Dem geneigten Leser wird zu Gefallen die Wiederlegung nebst der Schrifft des Hn. Doctoris Weyer communiciret, als der sich unterfangen wollen, zu behaupten, dass die Zauberey und das Hexen-Wesen nicht zustraffen sey." (pt. 1: p. 400-465; a critical account of the work of Johann Weyer: De lamiis liber. Basel, 1582). -- "Determinatio oder Schluss-Reden, so die Theologische Universität zu Paris im Jahr 1398 wegen damahls schon entstandener abergläubischen Sachen...
Topics: Demonomania, Demonology, Magic, Witchcraft, Trials (Witchcraft)
Place and day of publication and printer statements from colophon; year of publication from leaf cccxlix verso
Topic: Imprint 1499
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by Krämer, Heinrich, d. 1508; Sprenger, Jakob, 1436 or 1438-1495
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By Heinrich Krämer and Jacob Sprenger. Authors' names appear in titles of other editions
Topics: Witchcraft, Criminal law, Criminal procedure
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by Apian, Peter, 1495-1552
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Author's name given at head of fol. [3] recto (=A3 recto) as: Apianus
Topics: Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1500-1558, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, 1503-1564, Astronomy,...
Source: folio
Second part had half title: Orationis Dominicae versiones plurium linguarum Europaearum, Asiaticarum, Africanarum et Americanarum
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Topics: Alphabet, Language and languages, Numerals, Indian linguistics
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by Pigafetta, Filippo, 1533-1604; Reina, Casiodoro de, approximately 1520-1594; Bry, Theodor de, 1528-1598; Bry, Johann Israel de, -1611; Bry, Johann Theodor de, 1561-1623
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Topics: Lopes, Duarte, Portuguese, Imprint 1597
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by Lipen, Martin, 1630-1692
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Topics: Solomon, King of Israel, Navigation, Ophir, Imprint 1660
Originally published as: Cosmographia. Beschreibung aller Lender. 1554
Topics: Geography, Imprint 1564
Originally published as: Cosmographia. Beschreibung aller Lender. 1554
Topics: Geography, Imprint 1567
Author, Hartmann Schedel, from original ms
Topics: Chronology, Historical, Imprint 1500
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by Mattioli, Pietro Andrea, 1501-1577; Dioscorides Pedanius, of Anazarbos; Camerarius, Joachim, 1500-1574; Huber z Rizenpachu, Adam, 1546-1613; Adam z Veleslavína, Daniel, 1546-1599; Holzinger, J. B., former owner. RIBRL; České museum, former owner. RIBRL
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Name of printer and date of publication from colophon
Topics: Herbals, Herbs, Botany, Medical, Medicinal plants, Materia medica, Vegetable, Botany, Imprint 1596
First published in this American version, Germantown, 1757; the first Lutheran hymnbook published in America
Topics: Lutheran Church, Lutheran Church, Lutheran Church, Imprint 1759
Roman numeral date on title page made with backwards C's
Topics: Raleigh, Walter, Sir, 1552?-1618, Indians of North America, Picts, Imprint 1590
Authorship according to BMNH: "This is based on Verzascha's edition of Mattioli's 'Kreüterbuch' [sic], so much altered and extended as practically to constitute a new work."
Topics: Herbals, Botany, Medical, Imprint 1696
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by Theodor de Bry (Firm); Bry, Theodor de, 1528-1598; Bry, Johann Theodor de, 1561-1623; Bry, Johann Israel de, -1611; Arthus, Gotthard, 1568-; Heyns, Zacharias, 1566-1638; Acosta, José de, 1540-1600. Historia natural y moral de las Indias. Latin; Potgieter, Barent Jansz, 1574- Wijdloopigh verhael van tgene de vijf schepen. Latin; Noort, Olivier van, 1558 or 1559-1627. Beschryvinghe vande voyagie om den geheelen werelt cloot. Latin
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Constitutes the ninth part, sole issue of the first Latin edition of Theodor de Bry's Great voyages, printed in fourteen parts, in Latin, German, French, and English, in Frankfurt am Main, Oppenheim, and Hanau from 1590-1644, and the Elenchus, an outline of the thirteen Latin parts, published by Matthias Merian in Frankfurt am Main in 1634
Topics: Weert, Sebald de, Indians of Mexico, Indians of South America, Natural history, Imprint 1602
Signatures: *⁴ A-3D⁶ 3E⁴ (*1 verso, 3E4 blank)
Topics: Natural history, Natural history, Imprint 1635
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Previously issued with same imprint as the second part of: Erst Theil dieses Weltbuchs ... / Sebastian Franck. Frankfurt, 1567 under title: Ander Theil dieses Weltbuchs. These are the same sheets with new title page
Topics: Imprint 1567, Imprint 1567
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by Reina, Casiodoro de, approximately 1520-1594
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Translation, by Casiodoro de Reina, from the Hebrew, Latin and Greek
Topic: Imprint 1622
Translation of: Cosmographia. Beschreibung aller Lender / Sebastian Münster. 1544
Topics: Geography, Imprint 1554
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by Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio de, -1625; Bry, Theodor de, 1528-1598; Bry, Johann Theodor de, 1561-1623; Bry, Johann Israel de, -1611; Leo, Africanus, approximately 1492-approximately 1550; Magalhães, Fernão de, -1521; Carvajal, Francisco de, 1465?-1549; Jofre de Loaisa, Garcia, -1526; Drake, Francis, approximately 1540-1596; Sarmiento, Pero; Cavendish, Thomas, 1560-1592; Noort, Olivier van, 1558 or 1559-1627; Bertius, Petrus, 1565-1629; Ordóñez de Ceballos, Pedro, approximately...
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Topics: Voyages around the world, Imprint 1623
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by Pigafetta, Filippo, 1533-1604; Reina, Casiodoro de, approximately 1520-1594; Bry, Theodor de, 1528-1598; Bry, Johann Israel de, -1611; Bry, Johann Theodor de, 1561-1623; Cavendish, H. fmo RIBRL
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Constitutes the first part of Theodor de Bry's Small voyages, printed in 13 parts and an Appendix in Frankfurt am Main and Oppenheim from 1597 to 1633
Topics: Lopes, Duarte, Portuguese, Imprint 1624
Added engraved title page reads: Ost-west-indischer und sinesischer Lust-und Stats-Garten, and is signed: C.N. Schurtz
Topic: Imprint 1668
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by Brant, Sebastian, 1458-1521
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Translation of: Stultifera nauis, 1st published Basel, 1497, itself a translation of: Das narrenschiff, 1st published Basel, 1494
Topic: Imprint 1500
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Topics: Linschoten, Jan Huygen van, 1563-1611, Houtman, Cornelis de, -1599, Veer, Gerrit de, Imprint 1599
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by Pigafetta, Filippo, 1533-1604; Reina, Casiodoro de, approximately 1520-1594; Bry, Theodor de, 1528-1598; Bry, Johann Israel de, -1611; Bry, Johann Theodor de, 1561-1623; Rhode Island Historical Society. Library. fmo RIBRL
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Constitutes the first part of Theodor de Bry's Small voyages, printed in 13 parts and an Appendix in Frankfurt am Main and Oppenheim from 1597 to 1633
Topics: Lopes, Duarte, Portuguese, Imprint 1598
Translation of: Cosmographia. Beschreibung aller Lender. 1544. First published in Latin: 1550
Topics: Geography, Imprint 1572
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by Vespucci, Amerigo, 1451-1512; Medici, Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de', 1463-1503
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Latin translation by "iocundus interpres" (i.e. Fra Giovanni Giocondo da Verona) of the Italian manuscript giving Vespucci's account of his third voyage, addressed to Lorenzo de Medici in 1503
Topic: Imprint 1505
Author, Hartmann Schedel, from original ms
Topics: Chronology, Historical, Imprint 1496
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by Reisch, Gregor, -1525; Reisch, Gregor, -1525. Appendix matheseos in Margaritam philosophicam
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(from title page) Grecarum literar[um] institutiones Hebraicar[um] literarum rudime[n]ta Architecture rudimenta Quadrantu[m] varie co[m]positio[n]es. Astrolobij noui geographici [com]po[sitio]. Formatio Torqueti. Formatio Polimetri Usus [et] vtilitas eorundem omnium. .
Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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by Pigafetta, Filippo, 1533-1604; Reina, Casiodoro de, approximately 1520-1594; Bry, Theodor de, 1528-1598; Bry, Johann Israel de, -1611; Bry, Johann Theodor de, 1561-1623; Rhode Island Historical Society. Library. fmo RIBRL
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Constitutes the first part of Theodor de Bry's Small voyages, printed in 13 parts and an Appendix in Frankfurt am Main and Oppenheim from 1597 to 1633
Topics: Lopes, Duarte, Portuguese, Imprint 1598
Translated by P. Savorgnanus from the Seville, 1523, Carta tercera
Topic: Imprint 1524
Number [1] in "Varones ilustres de la Compañía de Jesús," a collection in 9 vols. started by J.E. Nieremberg and continued by A. de Andrade and J. Cassini. Title from the 19th century edition of the collection, published in rearranged order
Topics: Jesuits, Jesuits, Imprint 1643
Translation, by S.H., of: Reales Staats- Zeitungs- und Conversations-Lexicon. Leipzig, 1704
Topics: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Dutch, Imprint 1748
Translation of: Herrn Johann Anderson, ..., Nachrichten von Island, Grönland und der Strasse Davis. Hamburg, 1746; and of: Horrebow, Niels. Tilforladelige efterretninger om Island. Copenhagen, 1752
Topics: Anderson, Johann, 1674-1743, Natural history, Natural history, Eskimo languages, Indian...
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by Scheuchzer, Johann Jakob, 1672-1733; Pfeffel, Johann Andreas, 1674-1748; Newton Theological Institution, former owner. RIBRL
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(From title pages) Tomus I. Coplectens tabulas CCXXV -- Tomus II. A tab. CCXXVI. ad CCCCXVI [sic., should read CCCCXV] -- Tomus III. A tab. CCCCXVI. ad DXCIV [sic., should read DXCIII] -- Tomus IV. A tab. DXCIV. ad DCCL
Topics: Nature in the Bible, Natural history, Imprint 1731, Imprint 1735
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by Pastorius, Francis Daniel, 1651-1719; Pastorius, Melchior Adam, 1624-1702; Penn, William, 1644-1718. Letter from William Penn, proprietary governour of Pennsylvania, to the Committee of the Free Society of Traders of that province residing in London. German; Paskell, Thomas. Abstract of a letter. German; Keppel, S. fmo RIBRL; P. C. P. fmo RIBRL
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Topics: Germans, Pennsylvania Dutch, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1704
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Topics: Raleigh, Walter, Sir, 1552?-1618, Indians of North America, Picts, Imprint 1590
Date of publication printed after place of publication on title page
Topics: Herbs, Botany, Medical, Medicinal plants, Materia medica, Vegetable, Balsam poplar, Cacao, Guaiac,...
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by Erasmus, Desiderius, -1536
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Originally published as part of: Lucubratiunculae, Antwerp, 1503. First published separately Leipzig, 1515
Topic: Christian life
In Pindaricam exēgēsin prolegomena (pt. 1: fol. 1-5 recto). -- Prolegomina de Olympiis (pt. 1: fol. 5 verso - 12, p. 13-45). -- De eidei, strophē, antisrophēi [sic], epōdōi, kōlois, pedibus, & carminibus lyricis (pt. 1: p. 46-51). -- Pindarou Olympionikai (pt. 1: p. 53-331; caption title p. 53). -- Pindari Pythionicae (pt. 2: p. [1-8], 1-395; half title p. [1]). -- Pindari Nemeonicae (pt. 3: p. [1-8], 1-267; half title p. [1]). -- Pindari Isthmionicae (pt. 4: p. [1-8], 1-153; half...
Topics: Greek poetry, Latin poetry, Medieval and modern
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by Benzoni, Girolamo, 1519-; Chauveton, Urbain, -approximately 1616; Bry, Theodor de, 1528-1598; Universität Wien. fmo RIBRL
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Constitutes the fourth part, first issue of the first Latin edition of Theodor de Bry's Great voyages, printed in fourteen parts, in Latin, German, French, and English, in Frankfurt am Main, Oppenheim, and Hanau from 1590-1644, and the Elenchus, an outline of the thirteen Latin parts, published by Matthias Merian in Frankfurt am Main in 1634
Topics: Columbus, Christopher, Imprint 1594
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by Theodor de Bry (Firm); Bry, Theodor de, 1528-1598; Bry, Johann Theodor de, 1561-1623; Bry, Johann Israel de, -1611; Merian, Matthaeus, 1593-1650; Whitbourne, Richard, 1561-1635; Hamor, Ralph, -1626. True discourse of the present estate of Virginia. German. Selections; Staden, Hans, approximately 1525-approximately 1576. Warhaftige Historia und Beschreibung eyner Landtschafft der wilden, nacketen, grimmigen Menschfresser Leuthen in der Newenwelt America gelegen. Selections; Léry, Jean de,...
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Topics: Pocahontas, -1617, Cabot, Sebastian, approximately 1474-1557, Smith, John, 1580-1631, Hudson,...
Constitutes the tenth part, second issue of the sole Latin edition of Theodor de Bry's Great voyages, printed in fourteen parts, in Latin, German, French, and English, in Frankfurt am Main, Oppenheim, and Hanau from 1590-1644, and the Elenchus, an outline of the thirteen Latin parts, published by Matthias Merian in Frankfurt am Main in 1634
Topics: Pocahontas, -1617, Smith, John, 1580-1631, Indians of North America, Imprint 1619
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Constitutes the third part of Theodor de Bry's Small voyages, printed in 13 parts and an Appendix in Frankfurt am Main and Oppenheim from 1597 to 1633
Topics: Linschoten, Jan Huygen van, 1563-1611, Houtman, Cornelis de, -1599, Veer, Gerrit de, Imprint 1601
Place of publication suggested by N.Y.P.L
Topic: Inscriptions
Virgules replaced by commas in title page transcription
Topics: Hudson, Henry, -1611, Voyages and travels, Imprint 1628
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by Franck, Sebastian, 1499-1542
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Originally published: 1534
Topics: Geography, Imprint 1542
Text divided into four parts, each with its own title page
Topics: World history, Geography, Imprint 1741
An account of the Spanish expedition around the world, from 1519 to 1522, under the command of Ferdinand Magellan
Topics: Magalhães, Fernão de, -1521, Voyages around the world
Originally published: Basel, 1556
Topics: Metallurgy, Mineral industries, Paleontology, Zoology, Imprint 1561
[14], 670, [34] p. ; 17 cm. (8vo)
Topics: Tea, Herbal teas, Coffee, Chocolate, Sarsaparilla, Sassafras, Guaiac, Quinine, Peppers, Imprint 1728
Half-title reads: Tabacologia medico-cheirurgico-pharmaceutica
Topic: Tobacco
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by Behrens, Karl Friedrich, 1701-; Anquetil-Duperron, M. (Abraham-Hyacinthe), 1731-1805. fmo RPJCB
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Relation of Roggeveen's voyage around the world written by the sargent and commander of the marines serving under him
Topics: Roggeveen, Jacob, 1659-1729, Voyages around the world, Imprint 1739
Actual date of publication supplied by Church
Topics: Raleigh, Walter, Sir, 1552?-1618, Indians of North America, Indians of North America, Indians of...
In part a translation of: Cosmographia. Beschreibung aller Lender. Basel : H. Petri, 1544; first published in French as: La cosmographie universelle. Basel : H. Petri, 1552
Topics: Geography, Imprint 1575
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by Boemus, Joannes, approximately 1485-1535; Giglio, Girolamo, active 16th century
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Sabin
Topics: Geography, Manners and customs
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by Apian, Peter, 1495-1552; Gemma, Frisius, 1508-1555
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Translation of: Cosmographicus liber Petri Apiani. First published in this Dutch version, Antwerp, 1592
Topics: Cosmography, Geography
Periodical published from 1717 until 1725, edited by Johann Kanold and others
Topics: Science, Medicine, Imprint 1723, Imprint 1724
Authorship contested; original edition in Dutch (1671) ascribed to Arnoldus Montanus, but in this translation into German authorship of both editions is assigned to Olfert Dapper (O.D. on title page; privilege, p. [5], 1st count,:" ... (so von Doctr. Dapper in Niederländischer Sprache beschrieben: Nunmehr aber in die Hochteutsche übergesetzt worden) ..."). For controversy, see Library chronicle of the University of Texas and Moraes
Topics: Indian linguistics, indian linguistics, Imprint 1673, genealogy
First printed Leipzig, 1683
Topics: Geography, Geography, Imprint 1705
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by Apian, Peter, 1495-1552; Ptolemy, active 2nd century; Gherardo, da Cremona, 1113 or 1114-1187; Geber, active 13th century. De astronomia libri IX; Duhem, Pierre Maurice Marie, 1861-1916. fmo RIBRL
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"Gebri filii Affla Hispalensis de astronomia libri IX. in qvibus Ptolemaeum, alioqui doctissimu[m], emendauit: alicubi etiam industria superauit. Omnibus astronomiae studiosis haud dubie utilissimi futuri. foeliciter incipiunt", p. [1]-146, 2nd count, has separate caption title
Topics: Mathematics, Astronomy, Astronomy, Arab, Astronomical instruments, Spherical astronomy, Scientific...
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Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, Drake, Francis, approximately 1540-1596, Grenville,...
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Topics: Reformation, Reformation, Imprint 1587
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by Boemus, Joannes, approximately 1485-1535; Góis, Damião de, 1502-1574. Fides, religio, moresque Aethiopum; Scaliger, Joseph Juste, 1540-1609. De emendatione temporum
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Published earlier under title: Omnium gentium mores leges et ritus
Topics: Geography, Manners and customs
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by Staden, Hans, approximately 1525-approximately 1576; Clusius, Carolus, 1526-1609; Bry, Theodor de, 1528-1598; Léry, Jean de, 1534-1611. Histoire d'un voyage fait en la terre du Brésil. Latin; Barré, Nicolas, active 1555. Copie de quelques letres sur la navigation du chevalier de Villegaignon es terre de l'Amerique. Latin Selections
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Place of publication from colophon
Topics: Staden, Hans, approximately 1525-approximately 1576, Léry, Jean de, 1534-1611, Villegaignon,...
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by Staden, Hans, approximately 1525-approximately 1576; Clusius, Carolus, 1526-1609; Bry, Theodor de, 1528-1598; Léry, Jean de, 1534-1611. Histoire d'un voyage fait en la terre du Brésil. Latin; Barré, Nicolas, active 1555. Copie de quelques letres sur la navigation du chevalier de Villegaignon es terre de l'Amerique. Latin Selections
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Actual date of publication supplied by Church
Topics: Staden, Hans, approximately 1525-approximately 1576, Léry, Jean de, 1534-1611, Villegaignon,...
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by Staden, Hans, approximately 1525-approximately 1576; Bry, Theodor de, 1528-1598; Léry, Jean de, 1534-1611. Histoire d'un voyage fait en la terre du Brésil. German; German Americana Digitization Project (John Carter Brown Library); Indigenous Languages Digitization Project (John Carter Brown Library) RPJCB
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Topics: Staden, Hans, approximately 1525-approximately 1576, Léry, Jean de, 1534-1611, Villegaignon,...
In part a translation of: Cosmographia. Beschreibung aller Lender. Basel : H. Petri, 1544; first published in French as: La cosmographie universelle. Basel : H. Petri, 1552
Topics: Geography, Imprint 1575
Imprint is false; actually printed in Venice
Topics: Cosmography, Astronomy, Imprint 1693
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Double page title printed across the center fold
Topics: Indians of North America, Natural history, Algonquian languages, Wyandot language, Indian...
First printed in Nuremberg, 1663
Topics: Nature in the Bible, Trees in the Bible, Comets, Imprint 1685