Antique Maps of Benelux

A New Mape of ye XVII Provinces of Low Germanie, mended a new in manie places.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1627-76.

First published 1627 in Speed's 'Prospect of the World'. This map of the 17 provinces of the Low Countries in the early 17th century displays along the top border eight bird's-eye views of cities; including Amsterdam, Antwerp, Ghent, Middleburg, Groningen, Zutphen, Utrecht and Maastricht. Down the sides ten costume vignettes form the borders. An English text "Description of Belgia" is on verso.

Condition: Uncoloured; trimmed close on three sides, as is often the case, with minor loss of printed line border on the right hand side, very short centrefold split in the upper margin, otherwise a superb example of the 1676 edition on thicker paper; a dark impression.

Size: 410 x 535mm (16¼ x 21 inches).

Reference: 10250

Price: £1250

Amsterdam.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Baldwin & Cradock, 1835.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, with the important buildings in profile along the bottom. From the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour, with some recent embellishment; very light toning to the edges of the margins, minor spotting, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 335 x 385mm (13¼ x 15¼ inches).

Reference: 10654

Price: £110

Amsterdam.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Baldwin & Cradock, 1835.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city drawn by W.B.Clarke and engraved by B.R.Davies, with the important buildings in profile along the bottom. From the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall, for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, minor spotting, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 335 x 385mm (13¼ x 15¼ inches).

Reference: 11976

Price: £110

Amsterdam.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683. French text edition.

A fine miniature prospect of Amsterdam, from his five volume work 'Description de L'Univers'.

Condition: Coloured, with gum arabic highlighting; light age-toning to margins, overall fine condition.

Size: 150 x 100mm (6 x 4 inches).

Reference: 12982

Price: £50

Antwerp. (Antwerpen.) (Anvers.)

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Baldwin & Cradock, 1832.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, drawn by W.B.Clarke and engraved by B.R.Davies, with a prospect above and profiles of the important buildings below. Inset plan of the Schelde river. From the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall, for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, very minor spotting, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 320 x 395mm (12½ x 15½ inches).

Reference: 10644

Price: £38

Antwerp. (Antwerpen.) (Anvers.)

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Chas. Knight, [1844].

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city drawn by W.B.Clarke and engraved by B.R.Davies, with a prospect above and profiles of the important buildings below. Inset plan of the Schelde river. Published by Chas. Knight, 1844 for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, very minor spotting, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 320 x 395mm (12½ x 15½ inches).

Reference: 10671

Price: £36

Antwerp. (Antwerpen.) (Anvers.)

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Thomas Letts, [1877].

A Victorian detailed plan of the city, drawn by W.B.Clarke and engraved by B.R.Davies, with a prospect above and profiles of the important buildings below. Inset plan of the Schelde river. A later edition published by Thomas Letts, 1877 for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; overall fine condition.

Size: 320 x 395mm (12½ x 15½ inches).

Reference: 10672

Price: £35

Belgium.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, J & F Tallis, 1851.

With fine steel engraved vignettes of Antwerp Cathedral and the Monuments on the plains of Waterloo. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; overall fine condition.

Size: 270 x 345mm (10¾ x 13½ inches).

Reference: 7461

Price: £48

Brussels (Bruxelles).

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Baldwin & Cradock, 1837.

A Victorian detailed plan of the city, drawn by W.B.Clarke and engraved by B.R.Davies, with the important buildings in profile along the bottom. From the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall, for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 335 x 385mm (13¼ x 15¼ inches).

Reference: 10655

Price: £38

Brussels (Bruxelles).

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Chas. Knight, [1844].

A Victorian detailed plan of the city, drawn by W.B.Clarke and engraved by B.R.Davies, with the important buildings in profile along the bottom. From the 1844 edition published by Chas. Knight for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 335 x 385mm (13¼ x 15¼ inches).

Reference: 10683

Price: £46

Brussels (Bruxelles).

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Thomas Letts, [1877].

A Victorian detailed plan of the city, drawn by W.B.Clarke and engraved by B.R.Davies, with the important buildings in profile along the bottom. From the 1877 edition published by Thomas Letts for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 335 x 385mm (13¼ x 15¼ inches).

Reference: 10684

Price: £48

Brussels.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Co., 1851.

A fine decorative steel-plate engraving with inset views of the Royal Palace, Hotel De Ville, Avenue in the Park etc. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 260 x 330mm (10¼ x 13 inches).

Reference: 11151

Price: £78

Contado Di Namur.

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CORONELLI, Vicenzo Maria.

Origin: Venice, c.1690.

A map of the region of Belgium centred around Namur.

Condition: Uncoloured; light soiling, otherwise good.

Size: 460 x 610mm (18 x 24 inches).

Reference: 12270

Price: £130

Frisia Occidentalis.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1579-92.

A map of Friesland and Groningen after the manuscript by Sibrandus Leo. Inset map of Friesland in Augustus' time from the manuscript by Joachim Hopper.

Condition: Fine original colour; very short marginal tear (repaired) well away from plate mark, small area of collour transfer in lower centrefold, light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 365 x 490mm (14¼ x 19¼ inches).

Reference: 9909

Price: £380

Frisia Orientalis Descriptio.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1584.

A map of eastern Frisland around Emden and Wilhemshaven. Based on a manuscript map by Jan Bloemmaerts or Johannes Florianus.

Condition: Original colour; some oxidisation of colour, with archivist tissue on verso to strengthen, light soiling and spotting to margins, otherwise a fair example and priced accordingly.

Size: 310 x 440mm (12¼ x 17¼ inches).

Reference: 12934

Price: £150

Holland.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, J & F Tallis, 1851.

With engraved vignettes including a view of Rotterdam. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; some minor marginal soiling, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 7478

Price: £48

La Veluwe La Betuwe et Le Comté de Zutphe dans Le Duché de Gueldre.

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JAILLOT, Alexis Hubert.

Origin: Paris, 1692.

A fine and detailed two sheet map (joined) of east Netherlands south of Zyder Zee. From Jaillot's 'Nouvelle introduction a le geographie'. Embellished with beautifully engraved title and scale cartouches. Cartographically based on the work of Nicholas Sanson.

Condition: Original colour; light age-toning to the edges of the paper otherwise a fine example.

Size: 565 x 760mm (22¼ x 30 inches).

Reference: 12256

Price: £250

Le Cercle de Westphalie divisé en tous ses Estats et Souverainetés.

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JAILLOT, Alexis Hubert.

Origin: Paris, 1692.

A fine and detailed two sheet map (joined) of east Netherlands, with parts of Germany and Westphalia. From Jaillot's 'Nouvelle introduction a le geographie'. Embellished with beautifully engraved title and scale cartouches. Cartographically based on the work of Nicholas Sanson.

Condition: Original colour; light age-toning to the edges of the paper otherwise a fine example.

Size: 860 x 565mm (33¾ x 22¼ inches).

Reference: 12255

Price: £210

Le Comté de Zeelande.

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JAILLOT, Alexis Hubert.

Origin: Paris, 1692.

A fine and detailed two sheet map (joined) of Zeeland, From Jaillot's 'Nouvelle introduction a le geographie'. Embellished with a beautifully engraved title and scale cartouche. Cartographically based on the work of Nicholas Sanson.

Condition: Original colour; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, very light print offset (hardly noticable), light creasing to centrefold area from the atlas, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 560 x 795mm (22 x 31¼ inches).

Reference: 12251

Price: £340

Leodiensis Dioecesis Typus.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1592, Latin text edition.

A map of part of Belgium, Brabant - Wallon. Shows Namur, Huy, Liege and Maastricht. The first of two plates produced for the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'.

Condition: Original colour; light age-toning, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 380 x 495mm (15 x 19½ inches).

Reference: 10017

Price: £260

Les Provinces de Pays-Bas Catholiques...…

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JAILLOT, Alexis Hubert.

Origin: Paris, 1692.

A fine and detailed two sheet map (joined) of Belgium and the Netherlands. From Jaillot's 'Nouvelle introduction a le geographie'. Embellished with a beautifully engraved title cartouche at the top of the map. Cartographically based on the work of Nicholas Sanson.

Condition: Original colour; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, very light print offset (hardly noticable), otherwise a fine example.

Size: 575 x 875mm (22¾ x 34½ inches).

Reference: 12254

Price: £240

Provinces-Unies des Pays-Bas avec leurs acquisitions dans la Flandre, le Brabant, le Limbourg, et le Lyege.

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JAILLOT, Alexis Hubert.

Origin: Paris, 1692.

A fine and detailed two sheet map (joined) of the Netherlands. From Jaillot's 'Nouvelle introduction a le geographie'. Embellished with beautifully engraved title and scale cartouches. Cartographically based on the work of Nicholas Sanson.

Condition: Original colour; light age-toning to the edges of the paper otherwise a fine example.

Size: 565 x 760mm (22¼ x 30 inches).

Reference: 12263

Price: £390

Tab. III Europæ Galliam, Belgicam ac Germaiæ, partem.

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PTOLEMY, Claudius.

Origin: [Cologne, 1578-].

A Ptolemaic map of France and Belgium showing also part of the southern coast of England. Mercator originally published this map in his 1578 edition of Ptolemy's great Geography. Although he is most renowned today for the projection he popularized and for first using the term Atlas for a collection of maps.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning and minor surface soiling, short tear to fold at the edge of bottom margin, otherwise a good example.

Size: 340 x 320mm (13½ x 12½ inches).

Reference: 12271

Price: £150