Daily Archives: November 15, 2019

WATCH: Yovanovitch said authoritarians use smear campaigns similar to what was used against her

Published on Nov 15, 2019
In response to questioning from Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, said that authoritarian leaders let corruption interests “hijack” foreign policy and use similar smear tactics against their opponents, as was used against her. Krishnamoorthi’s line of questioning appeared to be aimed at comparing President Donald Trump to authoritarian regimes. Yovanovitch has testified that she was ousted after Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, engineered a smear campaign against her. Yovanovitch testified Nov. 15 as part of the impeachment probe that centers around a July phone call in which Trump asked the president of Ukraine to investigate former vice president and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

Africa 1828 Brue linen backed map Mts. of Moon

Published on Jan 31, 2018
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Engraved map with original outline hand color. Mounted onto a linen backing with blue cloth edging long ago, possibly as issued by the publisher. Very unusual thus, almost a wall map.

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West Africa Slave & Ivory Coast Benin Morocco Barbary 1792 Jan Elwe De L’Isle scarce folio map

Published on Jul 6, 2019
Carte de la Barbarie le la Nigritie et de la Guinee Par Guillaume de l’Isle de l’Academie Royale des Sciences.

(North & West Africa/ Benin/ Slave Coast/ Ivory Coast/ guinea/ Barbary/ Morocco/ Sierra Leone).

Issued, 1792, Amsterdam by Jan B. Elwe.

Beautiful late 18th century engraved folio sheet map, with original hand color.

Light uniform paper age toning, original fold line with slight browning, remaining clean – a pleasing and well preserved visual example.

Most maps by this maker are uncommon today.

Sheet measures c.21 1/2″ x 26 1/8″.

Printed area measures c. 19 3/8″ x 22 3/4″.

Koeman, Atlantees Neerlandici, EL 2.

Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 2

[vR20011].

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African ethnography native types 1836 scarce excellent Dutch prints lot of 7 original hand color

Published on Jul 30, 2019
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A New Body of Geography, or A Complete Description of the Earth. Published 1695, London, for Abel Swall & Tim. Child. 27 maps engraved by H. Moll. Complete, with 58 engraved maps, plans, and town plans plus several engraved cartographic diagrams and celestial illustrations.

Beautiful atlas with contemporary calf leather binding, Cambridge style with embossed panels and floral devices in blind.

Sound and well preserved example, leather remains supple. Short cracks at joint ends along spine, text block sturdy, well sewn as issued. Hinges cracked, frontis map of England Roads with edge curled.

Fine assortment of country maps of all places around the world, plus many fortified plans of cities based upon de Fer. Includes California as an island on two maps, scarce map of “English Plantations in America” at p. 480.

Book measures: 12 5/8″ H X 8 1/2″ W.

References:

Burden, Mapping of America, v. II, 703 & 704.

Shirley, Mapping of World, 571.

McLaughlin, California as an Island, not noted (see 78- for prototype variant issue).

Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 3.

Phillips, Atlases IV, 4269.

Wing, T-869.

[V1600].

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World Atlas 1695 Thesaurus Geography Moll complete with 58 maps fortified plans beautiful rare book

Published on Jul 30, 2019
Short video captures condition much better than words. Please watch prior to purchase to ensure a clear understanding of the book.

A New Body of Geography, or A Complete Description of the Earth. Published 1695, London, for Abel Swall & Tim. Child. 27 maps engraved by H. Moll. Complete, with 58 engraved maps, plans, and town plans plus several engraved cartographic diagrams and celestial illustrations.

Beautiful atlas with contemporary calf leather binding, Cambridge style with embossed panels and floral devices in blind.

Sound and well preserved example, leather remains supple. Short cracks at joint ends along spine, text block sturdy, well sewn as issued. Hinges cracked, frontis map of England Roads with edge curled.

Fine assortment of country maps of all places around the world, plus many fortified plans of cities based upon de Fer. Includes California as an island on two maps, scarce map of “English Plantations in America” at p. 480.

Book measures: 12 5/8″ H X 8 1/2″ W.

References:

Burden, Mapping of America, v. II, 703 & 704.

Shirley, Mapping of World, 571.

McLaughlin, California as an Island, not noted (see 78- for prototype variant issue).

Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 3.

Phillips, Atlases IV, 4269.

Wing, T-869.

[V1600].

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Knights of Malta Rhodes 1772 Chevaliers de Rhodes by Vertot lovely rare 6 vol. fine gilt leather set

Published on Oct 25, 2019
[Crusaders, Knights Hospitaller, Knights of Rhodes, Knights of Malta].

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Histoire des Chevaliers Hospitaliers de S. Jean de Jerusalem Apelles Depuis Chevaliers de Rhodes et Aujourd’hui Chevaliers de Malthe, by M. l’Abbe de Vertot. Published 1772, Paris by Babuty. 6 volumes, complete, index at rear.

Period full acid-etched leather bindings, raised bands, spines gilt lettered and richly decorated, lovely marbled end papers.

Pleasing set, displaying signs of time and handling, various small defects to leather or contents (never severe or bothersome), retaining a pleasing and noble age patina and overall shelf appearance.

Small chipping at spine ends, some joints cracked, all covers firmly and well attached, set remains sound, tight, mostly clean inside and out as issued.

Scarce and fascinating 18th century set on the Knights of Malta.

Books measure: 6 3/4″ H X 4 1/4″ W. Set along the shelf measures: 3 1/2″.

[V1929].

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Cambridge Climate Protection Action Committee Outlines Goals for Achieving Net Zero Carbon Emissions | News | The Harvard Crimson

https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2019/11/15/cambridge-climate-protection/

By Davit Antonyan, Contributing Writer11 hours ago
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The Climate Protection Action Committee unanimously supported recommendations to the City Manager’s Office that aim to combat climate change in Cambridge in a meeting Thursday night.

The recommendations came as part of the committee’s Net Zero Action Plan, a strategy to promote eliminating all production of carbon emissions in buildings and infrastructure throughout the city. The committee presented the recommendations in an Net Zero Action Plan Progress Report to ensure the city implements its previously stated goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Cambridge produced 1.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions in 2012, according to a recent report conducted by the City’s Community Development Department.

Three committee members who spoke at the meeting said they found it urgent to make actionable recommendations to the City Manager’s office to institute certain suggestions from the Net Zero Action Plan. Though they agreed Cambridge is on track to meet their broader goals, they said they believe the city is behind schedule in adopting their recommendations.