Lot 107 of 600:
Arts and trades in 321 lithographs  

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Neuer Orbis pictus für die Jugend oder Schauplatz der Natur, der Kunst und des Menschenlebens in 322 lithographirten Abbildungen mit genauer Erklärung in deutscher, lateinischer, französischer und englischer Sprache nach der früheren Anlage des Comenius bearbeite und dem jetzigen zeitbedürfnisse gemäss eingerichtet

Comenius, Johann Amos


Johann Conrad Mäcken jun.



x, 706[4] pp. Text in German, English & French. With frontispiece, added lithographed title, & 321 lithographed images on 161 plates (2 per plate except the final plate, which has but 1). (8vo) 22.2x13.5 cm. (8¾x5¼"), original pictorial paper over boards. With custom-made folding half leather box.

Nineteenth century edition of Cominius' Orbis Sensualium Picturs, first published in the 17th century, with descriptions and pictures of the various facets of life, including some natural history but concentrating on the endeavors of mankind, with much on trades and occupations, manufactures, artistic expression, sports, etc. Includes a section on the slave trade, plus viticulture, bull-fighting, carpentry, butchery, tobacco cultivation, fencing, arts of war, papermaking, printing, lithography, and much more. Some of the pictures have hand-coloring, most likely by a former owner; ownership inscriptions on the pastedowns.

Lot Amendments

Covers rubbed and worn, about half of the spine strip lacking; else very good overall, just occasional light foxing within.

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