- Christie's New York
Medicine, Science, and Travel Books: The Property of a French Collector; Wednesday June 9, 1999; Sale #9232
Christie's, New York, 1999, Illustrated Wraps, , , Very Good /
93 pp + ads. 183 lots. P.O. has made short notes about condition on a few lots. Wraps nicely illustrated with a plate from Jan van der Straet's Nova Reperta showing a 16th-century printing establishment, the front wraps showing a dramatic view of the press, the back compositors, proofreaders and collators. The frontispiece shows the TP of Thomas Geminus's Compendiosa totius anatomiae dlineatio, aere exarata, 1545. Other notable illustrations include the first engraved view of Niagara Falls as it appeared in Louis Hennepin, Nouvelle decouverte d'un tres grand pays situe dans l'Amerique, entre le nouveau Mexique et la mer glaciale. Utrecht, 1697; TPs of Kepler's Dioptrice . . . and Huygens's Traite de la Lumiere.