5 April 2016
STADEN, Hans (ca 1525-ca 1576). De voorname scheeps-togten van Jan Staden van Homburg in Hessen, na Brazil, gedaan anno 1547 en 1549. Leiden: Pieter Cander Aa, 1706.
8° (181 x 117 mm). Engraved folding map and 24 engraved folding plates (plate 8 with marginal tear crossing into image). Modern pigskin-backed boards. Provenance: Jean Jacobs (bookplate).
Second edition in Dutch, a reprint of Warachtige historie ende beschriuinge eens lants in America (Antwerp, 1558) and issued as vol. 4 in Pieter van der Aa’s Naaukeurige Histoira und Beschreibung. “The first Dutch translation, printed by Plantin in 1558, is very rare” (Borba de Moraes). The original German edition was published under the title Warhafftig Historia vnnd Beschreibun at Marburg in 1557, and a second Marburg edition was published in the same year (under the title Warhaftige beschreibung...). Third and fourth editions were published in Frankfurt (undated, but also believed to have been printed in 1557). “These are the first editions of the famous Hans Staden book. All are extremely rare, the Marburg editions being almost unobtainable today” (Borba de Moraes). Alden & Landis 706/209; Borba de Moraes II:836-7; Sabin 90056.
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