Antique Curiosities

A Comparative View of the Principal Waterfalls, Islands, Lakes, Rivers and Mountains. In The Eastern Hemisphere.

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TALLIS, John.

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

Shows the islands of Great Britain and Ireland, Borneo, Madagascar and Java together with others. The seas of The Caspian, The Black and the Aral, with other important lakes. The rivers Nile, Ganges, Thames and the Rhone amongst others, and also the mountains - with Dhawalagiri being attributed the highest at just under 28,000 feet. Everest was measured by Sir George Everest in 1841 and given a height of 1028 feet more. 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; slight marginal browning, otherwise fine.

Size: 335 x 250mm (13¼ x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 7486

Price: £32

A Comparative View of the Principal Waterfalls, Islands, Lakes, Rivers and Mountains. In The Western Hemisphere.

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TALLIS, John.

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

Shows the islands of New Zealand, Cuba, Iceland etc. The Great Lakes and others, the rivers Mississippi, St Lawrence and Amazon and the mountains with the highest given as Nevada de Sorata, South America. 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 slight marginal soiling, and just trimmed into top title cartouche, otherwise fine.

Size: 335 x 250mm (13¼ x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 7487

Price: £32

Britannia.

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HUMPHREY, H. - GILRAY, James.

Origin: London, H.G. Bohn, 1791-1851.

A delightful comic map of England & Wales fromed by an old woman seated in profile on the back of a large fish. Originally done by James Gilray and published by H. Humphrey at 18 Old Bond Street, one of the earliest examples in this form. The initials G.M. appear in the bottom right corner. This example is from the rediscovered copper plates and published by H G Bohn in 1851.

Condition: Coloured; overall a fine example.

Size: 255 x 175mm (10 x 7 inches).

Reference: 12723

Price: £580

Caricature of England and Wales.

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DIGHTON, Robert.

Origin: London, c.1795.

A desirable caricature map of England and Wales after Robert Dighton (1752-1814), a well known 18th century painter of portraits and caricatures. Initially he often worked anonymously for Carington Bowles. It wasn't until the 1790's that his series of caricatures earned him praise. However, he achieved notoriety when he took some Rembrandt engravings from the British Museum and replaced them with copies. They were all located in his rooms and returned to the B.M. The date of issue is unknown, but the first catalogue in which they are listed is dated 1795. They were so successful that the Bowles firm issued this reduced version 1808. No specific reason has been identified for the depiction and they are merely intended for amusement.

Condition: Early wash colour, possibly original; stuck on card, possibly from a scrap album, light age-toning from a previous framing, otherwise a good example.

Size: 145 x 102mm (5¾ x 4 inches).

Reference: 15429

Price: £950

Dame Venodotia, Alias Modryb Gwen.

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HUGHES, Hugh.

Origin: Carnarvon, H. Humphreys, c.1845.

A caricature map of North Wales, with the title 'Dame Venodotia, alias Modryb Gwen' (aunty Gwen). It was drawn on stone by Victorian landscape artist J.J. Dodd, R.A., from a design prepared by Hugh Hughes. The maps was published by H. Humphreys (possibly Hannah) of Castle Square, Carnarvon. It represents a map of North Wales in the shape of an old woman carrying a sack on her back. Beneath the title a key provides information on the region's towns, lakes, rivers, mountains and lighthouses. Drawn on Dolomite limestone, imported especially for the purpose of printing, although British limestone was used originally it was found to be too coarse and was later replaced. This new printing technique was capable of providing many copies without loss of quality. However, after a customer took delivery of an order, the drawing was usually erased from the stone which was then re-used for the next illustration. Unlike a copper or steel printing plate, the work could not be printed again without a new drawing being prepared, a skilful and coastly process. Hence this print is very rare.

Condition: Uncoloured, lithograph; some repair work to short tears, light soiling and minor spotting, overall a good example.

Size: 305 x 235mm (12 x 9¼ inches).

Reference: 12751

Price: £950

Des Poissons.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683, French text edition.

A fine engraving of a large fish, probably representing a whale, in the background can be seen what looks like whale hunting and also a narwhal type creature. From the French text edition of the five volume work 'Description de l'Univers'.

Condition: Uncoloured; light marginal soiling and light age toning, otherwise a good example.

Size: 155 x 100mm (6 x 4 inches).

Reference: 11671

Price: £58

Diversi Dithmarsorum et Vicinarum gentium habitus.

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BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Franz.

Origin: Cologne, 1598-, French text edition.

This fine engraving of costumed figures from the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum' shows the dignitaries and pheasants of Dithmarschen. Dithmarschen is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is bounded by the district of Nordfriesland to the north and then clockwise - Schleswig-Flensburg, Rendsburg-Eckernförde and Steinburg, and Lower Saxony (district of Stade, separated by the Elbe river) and the North Sea. During medieval times the fenland villages of Dithmarschen enjoyed a long period of self rule and later in the 15th century a peasants' republic was formed. Several times noblemen and their mercenaries tried to subdue the independent mini state, but without any success. In 1500 the greatest of these battles took place at Hemmingstedt, where the outnumbered peasants defeated the army of Holstein and the Kalmar Union. It was not until 1559 that the peasants were forced to give up their autonomy.

Condition: Finely coloured; very minor spotting, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 365 x 495mm (14¼ x 19½ inches).

Reference: 12124

Price: £380

England.

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ANON.

Origin: England, Whatman, 1949.

A superbly executed manuscript map in pen and ink, water coloured with gum arabic highlighting. The image shows John Bull reading 'The Times', the figure in red to the north is reading a copy of 'Punch' dated 1878. East Anglia is the head of a lion, whilst Wales is a tall hatted figure of a milkmaid and Cornwall and Devon is a reclining figure looking west through a telescope. No attribution is given but the date can be ascertained by observing the watermark on the paper of the map of Ireland, of which only a part is visible "AN 1949" (Whatman 1949). The image used is a a high quality manuscript of an earlier printed Serio Comic map published by Ormiston and Glass, publishers of postcards c.1910. John Bull was first created by Dr John Arbuthnot in 1712.

Condition: Pen and ink manuscript with original colour; on heavy paper, the map of Ireland watermarked "England - AN 1949 (Whatman)".

Size: 300 x 230mm (11¾ x 9 inches).

Reference: 13050

Price: £850

European Revue. Kill that Eagle.

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AMSCHEWITZ, John Henry.

Origin: London, Geographia Ltd, 1914.

A satirical cartoon map of the European War, drawn by British-born, Jewish artist, J. M. Amschewitz [1882-1942] and dated 1914. Published by "Geographia" Ltd, 55 Fleet Street, London. E.C. The Eagle in this case, is the German Eagle, wounded on one side by Marianne's (France) bayonet on one side and the mauling paw of the Russian bear on the other. Austria is portrayed by a prostrate pantomime clown or pierrot, with the head of an ass in one hand, surrounding foes appear to mount a sustained assault upon him. Across the Channel in England it is "Business as Usual", with a giant figure of John Bull, rolling up his sleeves and wearing a Union Flag waistcoat, accompanied by assorted Colonial troops.

Condition: Original printed colours; signs of old folds, very small holes at some intersections of folds, laid on archivist tissue to strengthen, overall fine condition and retaining the original printed card wrapper which has been expertly detached.

Size: 495 x 720mm (19½ x 28¼ inches).

Reference: 15488

Price: £3150

European Revue. Kill that Eagle. Europäische Revue (Töte den Adler) Gezeichnet von dem Englisch-Russichen Artisen,J. M. Amschewitz.

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AMSCHEWITZ, John Henry.

Origin: Hamburg, Walter Nölting, 1915.

A German printing of the satirical cartoon map of the European War, drawn by British-born, Jewish artist, J. M. Amschewitz [1882-1942] and published in Hamburg, 1915. The title along the top reads: Von grossen Sammelwert! (Of great value to collectors!). The Eagle in this case, is the German Eagle, wounded on one side by Marianne's (France) bayonet on one side and the mauling paw of the Russian bear on the other. Austria is portrayed by a prostrate pantomime clown or pierrot, with the head of an ass in one hand, surrounding foes appear to mount a sustained assault upon him. Across the Channel in England it is "Business as Usual", with a giant figure of John Bull, rolling up his sleeves and wearing a Union Flag waistcoat, accompanied by assorted Colonial troops.

Condition: Original printed colours; signs of old folds, very small holes at some intersections of folds, laid on archivist tissue to strengthen, overall fine condition.

Size: 520 x 645mm (20½ x 25½ inches).

Reference: 15489

Price: £2550

Geography Bewitched! Or, a droll Caricature Map of Ireland.

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DIGHTON, Robert.

Origin: London, c.1795-[c.1830].

A desirable caricature map of Ireland after Robert Dighton (1752-1814), a well known 18th century painter of portraits and caricatures. Initially he often worked anonymously for Carington Bowles. It wasn't until the 1790's that his series of caricatures earned him praise. However, he achieved notoriety when he took some Rembrandt engravings from the British Museum and replaced them with copies. They were all located in his rooms and returned to the B.M. The date of issue is unknown, but the first catalogue in which they are listed is dated 1795. It was advertised at 6d plain or 1s coloured.

Condition: Uncoloured; small tear in the lower left margin, paper watermarked 'J Whatman 1830', light soiling to margins, otherwise a good example.

Size: 205 x 165mm (8 x 6½ inches).

Reference: 15434

Price: £850

Hark! Hark! The Dogs Do Bark!

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JOHNSON, RIDDLE & Co. Ltd. (designed and printed).

Origin: London, G.W.Bacon, 1914.

A propaganda poster map with a note by Walter Emanuel (1869-1915), beginning with: "The Dogs of War are loose in Europe, and a nice noise they are making!" Emanuel, a popular Punch columnist and dog loving author, wrote the text for this cartoon map of the European War of late 1914. Designed and printed by Johnson Riddle & Co. in London. This original version was probably published in November 1914. The military situation in Europe at the time is satirised by Emanuel using stereotypical canine guise, for example; a sturdy British Bulldog, a dandified French poodle and a German dachshund complete with pickelhelm, its nose caught in the vice like jaws of the advancing British bulldog. Over in the east the Russian Czar drives a massive steamroller towards central Europe with a mounted cossack and a Russian bear in attendance. The last paragraph of the descriptive text reads: "All this, and more may be seen depicted above. Search well and you may well find many things. But not peace. Peace has gone to the Dogs for the present - until a satisfactory muzzle has been found for the Dachshund." Offered for 1 shilling 100 years ago and sold through the London booksellers, G W Bacon & Co. 127 The Strand. Complete with original paper wrapper.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; minor repairs to splits along old folds, laid on archivist tissue to strengthen, overall a fine example.

Size: 530 x 710mm (20¾ x 28 inches).

Reference: 13040

Price: £2500

Hark! Hark! The Dogs Do Bark!

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JOHNSON, RIDDLE & Co. Ltd. (designed and printed).

Origin: Hamburg, Verlag u Druck: W. Nölting, [1915].

A propaganda poster map with a note by Walter Emanuel (1869-1915), beginning with: "The Dogs of War are loose in Europe, and a nice noise they are making..." Emanuel, a popular Punch columnist and dog loving author, wrote the text for this cartoon map of the European War of late 1914. Designed and printed by Johnson Riddle & Co. in London and Verlag u Druck in Hamburg. This version, probably published after the English version, has the text note at the bottom in German and English and also a German title outside the box in the top margin. The military situation in Europe at the time is satirised by Emanuel using stereotypical canine guise, for example; a sturdy British Bulldog, a dandified French poodle and a German dachshund complete with pickelhelm, its nose caught in the vice like jaws of the advancing British bulldog. Over in the east the Russian Czar drives a massive steamroller towards central Europe with a mounted cossack and a Russian bear in attendance. The last paragraph of the descriptive text reads: 'All this, and more may be seen depicted above. Search well and you may well find many things. But not peace. Peace has gone to the Dogs for the present - until a satisfactory muzzle has been found for the Dachshund.' Originally offered for 1 shilling 100 years ago and sold through the London booksellers, G W Bacon & Co. 127 The Strand. This example has Cop. E Zimmernann in the bottom left corner.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; expert repairs to splits along old folds, bottom right hand corner trimmed off with no loss of text or printed surface, laid on archivist tissue to strengthen, overall a good example.

Size: 510 x 655mm (20 x 25¾ inches).

Reference: 15497

Price: £2550

Hark! Hark! The Dogs Do Bark!

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JOHNSON, RIDDLE & Co. Ltd. (designed and printed).

Origin: London, G.W.Bacon, 1914.

A propaganda poster map with a note by Walter Emanuel (1869-1915), beginning with: "The Dogs of War are loose in Europe, and a nice noise they are making!" Emanuel, a popular Punch columnist and dog loving author, wrote the text for this cartoon map of the European War of late 1914. Designed and printed by Johnson Riddle & Co. in London. This original version was probably published in November 1914. The military situation in Europe at the time is satirised by Emanuel using stereotypical canine guise, for example; a sturdy British Bulldog, a dandified French poodle and a German dachshund complete with pickelhelm, its nose caught in the vice like jaws of the advancing British bulldog. Over in the east the Russian Czar drives a massive steamroller towards central Europe with a mounted cossack and a Russian bear in attendance. The last paragraph of the descriptive text reads: "All this, and more may be seen depicted above. Search well and you may well find many things. But not peace. Peace has gone to the Dogs for the present - until a satisfactory muzzle has been found for the Dachshund." Offered for 1 shilling 100 years ago and sold through the London booksellers, G W Bacon & Co. 127 The Strand. Complete with original paper wrapper.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; minor repairs to splits along old folds, laid on archivist tissue to strengthen, overall a fine example.

Size: 540 x 710mm (21¼ x 28 inches).

Reference: 15498

Price: £3150

Humoristische Karte von Europa im Jahre 1914.

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LEHMANN-Dumont, K.

Origin: Dresden, Druck & Verlag Leutert & Schneidewind 1914.

A German satirical map of Europe in 1914 drawn by Karl Lehmann-Dumont, an artist from Dresden. Lehmann-Dumont, born August 1873 in Nürenberg, was most probably of Jewish decent, he studied art in Berlin, finally settling in Dresden. Lehmann was an accomplished oil and water colour artist of landscapes, classical scenes and portraits. He is also known for producing humorous and patriotic wartime postcards, also several works connected to the Esperanto movement, including at least two portraits of its leader L.L.Zamenhof (1859-1917). The text below gives reference to the expansion of Germany and that it has the Frenchman by the throat and beats the hide of the Russian bear. It goes on to mention "lets its bees out of the German hive..." a reference to Zeppelins perhaps.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; signs of old folds, small holes (filled) at intersections, expertly restored and laid on fine archivist tissue to stabilise, overall a good example.

Size: 350 x 490mm (13¾ x 19¼ inches).

Reference: 15430

Price: £1950

Humoristische Karte von Europa im Jahre 1914.

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LEHMANN-Dumont, K.

Origin: Dresden, Druck & Verlag Leutert & Schneidewind 1914.

A German satirical map of Europe in 1914 drawn by Karl Lehmann-Dumont, an artist from Dresden. Lehmann-Dumont, born August 1873 in Nürenberg, was most probably of Jewish decent, he studied art in Berlin, finally settling in Dresden. Lehmann was an accomplished oil and water colour artist of landscapes, classical scenes and portraits. He is also known for producing humorous and patriotic wartime postcards, also several works connected to the Esperanto movement, including at least two portraits of its leader L.L.Zamenhof (1859-1917). The text below gives reference to the expansion of Germany and that it has the Frenchman by the throat and beats the hide of the Russian bear. It goes on to mention "lets its bees out of the German hive..." a reference to Zeppelins perhaps.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; signs of old folds, small holes (filled) at intersections, expertly restored and laid on fine archivist tissue to stabilise, overall a very good example.

Size: 350 x 490mm (13¾ x 19¼ inches).

Reference: 15495

Price: £1325

Humoristische Karte von Europa im Jahre 1914.

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LEHMANN-Dumont, K.

Origin: Dresden, Druck & Verlag Leutert & Schneidewind 1914.

A German satirical map of Europe in 1914 drawn by Karl Lehmann-Dumont, an artist from Dresden. Lehmann-Dumont, born August 1873 in Nürenberg, was most probably of Jewish decent, he studied art in Berlin, finally settling in Dresden. Lehmann was an accomplished oil and water colour artist of landscapes, classical scenes and portraits. He is also known for producing humorous and patriotic wartime postcards, also several works connected to the Esperanto movement, including at least two portraits of its leader L.L.Zamenhof (1859-1917). The text below gives reference to the expansion of Germany and that it has the Frenchman by the throat and beats the hide of the Russian bear. It goes on to mention "lets its bees out of the German hive..." a reference to Zeppelins perhaps. This example sold and distributed in Vienna by Walter Zimmerman.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; signs of old folds, small holes (filled) at intersections, expertly restored and laid on fine archivist tissue to stabilise, overall a very good example.

Size: 350 x 490mm (13¾ x 19¼ inches).

Reference: 15496

Price: £1350

Ireland.

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ANON.

Origin: England, Whatman, 1949.

A superbly executed manuscript map in pen and ink, watercoloured with gum arabic highlighting. The image shows a seated male figure holding a shillelagh. No attribution is given and the date can only be assertained by observing the watermark on the paper, of which only a part is visible "AN 1949" (Whatman 1949) . The image used is a a high quality manuscript of an earlier printed Serio Comic map published by Ormiston and Glass, publishers of postcards c.1910.

Condition: Pen and ink manuscript with original colour; on heavy paper, watermarked "England - AN 1949 (Whatman)".

Size: 300 x 230mm (11¾ x 9 inches).

Reference: 13052

Price: £850

Karte von Europa im Jahre 1870.

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HADOL, Paul. (after).

Origin: Hamburg, Verlag von Chs.Guchs, 1914.

One of two maps occasionally found together with the 1914 map of Europe by Walter Trier. Together they give comparisons between the political situations of Europe in the years 1870 and 1914. Originally drawn by Paul Hadol (1835-1875), a Parisien artist. This map of Europe in 1870, depicts Europe at the outbreak of the last great conflict, the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. Nearly every country is shown in human form, each representative of the state's present political situation. Austria is a thin figure held down by the knee of a fat Prussian, the Austrians having lost the Austro-Prussian war of 1866. Turkey-in-Europe is depicted awakening to the rising tide of nationalism in Turkey's European provinces. Whilst Russia is shown as a large ogre like figure.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; overall very good, expertly backed with fine archivist tissue to strengthen, signs of old folds. Old ink stamps and pencil annotations, overall light soiling.

Size: 340 x 415mm (13½ x 16¼ inches).

Reference: 15431

Price: £1350

Karte von Europa im jahre 1914.

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TRIER, W.

Origin: [Hamburg, c.1914.]

This Serio-Comic representation of Europe appears to have been published soon after the outbreak of the first World War. Germany and Austria are depicted pointing their rifles at Russia, whilst the former are also pointing a revolver in the direction of Belgium. The north of France seems to be pushing the southern part to its knee's, whilst much of the rest of Europe looks on. Montenegro is depicted as a grenade, with the figure of Austria seen firmly holding down the pin with the foot and 'Albania' is shown with two suitcases with 'W' - 'W' printed on each case. This map appears to be UNRECORDED.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; overall very good, expertly backed with fine archivist tissue to strengthen, small hole under title, repaired ink stamps of publisher.

Size: 250 x 380mm (9¾ x 15 inches).

Reference: 8241

Price: £1450

Maria Magdalena.

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SCHEDEL, Hartmann.

Origin: Nürnberg, Anton Koberger, 1493. Latin text.

Woodcuts set in a page of text. The main one shows Mary Magdalena, held aloft by four angels, above this is another woodcut of St Luke. On the verso three Popes, St Clemens I (88-97), St Anacletus (76-88) and St Evaristus (97-105). From the 'Nuremberg Chronicle' by Hartman Schedel (1440-1514). One of the earliest examples of printed incunabula available.

Condition: Woodcut; minor marginal staining otherwise good.

Size: 380 x 230mm (15 x 9 inches).

Reference: 9142

Price: £110

Nouvelle Carte D'Europe pour 1870.

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HADOL, Paul.

Origin: Paris, 1870.

The original French edition of Paul Hadol's satirical, political map of Europe. The countries personified in caricature, alluding to the tension that abounded in Europe at the time. The tension eventually led to the Franco-Prussian war in July 1870. The centre of the map is dominated by Prussia depicted as a buffoon wearing a pickelhelm and interacting with its suspicious neighbours. England is depicted as an old woman holding a dog on a leash (Ireland), whilst Spain and Turkey are portrayed by relaxed women smoking a cigarette and a hookah. France tries to overthrow Prussia who advances with one hand on Holland and a knee keeping Austria down. Denmark hopes to recover Holstein and the islands of Corsica and Sardinia are an impish figure apparently mooning at the observer.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; some expert restoration to short splits at centrefold at upper part of map, laid on fine archivist tissue to strengthen, overall very good.

Size: 330 x 390mm (13 x 15¼ inches).

Reference: 15432

Price: £1550

Ordines Sacri Romani Imp. Ab Ottone III Instituti.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1624, Latin text edition.

Two sheets designed to be joined vertically, with 48 full length-figures representing the Holy Roman Emperor and the dignitaries forming the Electoral Council for the imperial position. The first plate shows the Emperor in the centre, either side the highest ranking officials, three ecclesiastical and four lay dignitaries. The second row consists of four dukes and four marqueses, the third of eight earls. Further ranks are depicted on the second sheet. Gerard De Jode originally engraved the plates for Ortelius' 'Parergon', the atlas of the ancient world, signing the lower plate: however the second state had the signature erased. Apparently De Jode and Ortelius were never on good terms, but relations deteriorated even further, resulting in a total split.

Condition: Fine recent colour; very minor blemishes and light marginal soiling, otherwise fine examples.

Size: .375 x 525mm (0 x 20¾ inches).

Reference: 12893

Price: £950

Ordines Sacri Romani Imp. Ab Ottone III Instituti.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1593-1612.

Two sheets designed to be joined vertically, with 48 full length-figures representing the Holy Roman Emperor and the dignitaries forming the Electoral Council for the imperial position. The first plate shows the Emperor in the centre, either side the highest ranking officials, three ecclesiastical and four lay dignitaries. The second row consists of four Dukes and four Marqueses, the third of eight Earls. Further ranks are depicted on the second sheet. Gerard De Jode engraved the plates for Ortelius' 'Parergon', the atlas of the ancient world, signing the lower plate: however the second state had the signature erased. Apparently De Jode and Ortelius were never on good terms, but relations deteriorated even further, resulting in a total split.

Condition: Fine recent colour; very minor blemishes and light soiling, otherwise fine examples.

Size: 375 x 525mm (14¾ x 20¾ inches).

Reference: 15526

Price: £890

RLT-1 Caribbean Deployment 1962.

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ANON.

Origin: 1962

An official Cartoon Map given to the men who served in the 1st Marines on this deployment. RLT-1 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis USMC Marines Guantanamo. The men came from Camp Pendleton California and arrived at RLT-1 Vieques Nov 13th 1962. They were there when President Kennedy was making crucial decisions on the events that the whole world was watching. Along the bottom of the map is "COLONEL SIDNEY ALTMAN USMC COMMANDING OFFICER - RLT-1 CARIBBEAN DEPLOYMENT 1962".

Condition: Uncoloured lithograph; small holes and minor staining, otherwise very good condition.

Size: 205 x 260mm (8 x 10¼ inches).

Reference: 15493

Price: £240

Scotland.

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ANON.

Origin: England, Whatman, 1949.

A superbly executed manuscript map in pen and ink, water coloured with gum arabic hishlighting. The image shows a male figure in full Scottish regalia, with a kilt, Glengarry and sash. No attribution is given but the date can be ascertained by observing the watermark on the paper of the map of Ireland, of which only a part is visible "AN 1949" (Whatman 1949). The image used is a a high quality manuscript of an earlier printed Serio Comic map published by Ormiston and Glass, publishers of postcards c.1910.

Condition: Pen and ink manuscript with original colour; on heavy paper, the map of Ireland watermarked "England - AN 1949 (Whatman)".

Size: 300 x 230mm (11¾ x 9 inches).

Reference: 13051

Price: £850

The Absent-Minded Beggar.

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ANON.

Origin: [London, 1899].

A map of parts of South Africa, from Rhodesia to Cape Colony. This cotton handkerchief was probably issued around the end of 1899. Entitled "The Absent-Minded Beggar" the poem written by Rudyard Kipling was originally published in the Daily Mail on 31st October 1899. The crisis in South Africa was likely to turn into war, by 2nd October of that year all military leave had been cancelled and preparations were made to send a huge expeditionary force to the Cape. Simultaneously an effort to raise funds was called for, the Daily Mail published the poem and it was later put to music by Arthur Sullivan. This handkerchief was probably produced as part of that fund raising effort.

Condition: Printed on cotton; folded, overall superb condition.

Size: 400 x 400mm (15¾ x 15¾ inches).

Reference: 13053

Price: £120

The Allies' Ring of Steel. How Germany is Hemmed In.

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STANFORD, LTD. Edward.

Origin: London, c.1917.

A 1st World War propoganda poster map of Europe around 1917 illustrating the German position at that time. It is literally "hemmed" in by the allied war effort. Printed by the Dangerfield Printing Company Ltd in London and published by Stanford's of London.

Condition: Coloured lithograph; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, soiling to verso, signs of old folds, backed with archivist tissue to strengthen and stabilize, overall good condition.

Size: 440 x 620mm (17¼ x 24½ inches).

Reference: 13068

Price: £320

The World According to Ronald Reagan.

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HORSEY, David.

Origin: AA Graphics, Inc. Seattle 1987,

A satirical map of the World by David Horsey, during his time as the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's award-winning editorial cartoonist. He has won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning twice. First in 1999, after many of his cartoons focused on the Monica Lewinsky scandal; and again in 2003, when much of his work featured the Bush administration. Horsey said he's sometimes surprised to hear his cartoons are doing so well because he doesn't always get response from readers. But that's beginning to change with technology, as he sees immediate feedback on his blog. Though the cartoonist doesn't have a favourite of his own drawings, he considers "The World According to Ronald Reagan" one of his most successful. It's a map featuring an oversized California and a Toyota-shaped Japan, among other international quips. This example shows the figure of Ronald Reagan as a gun-slinging cowboy ready to draw both pistols and Mikhail Gorbachev. Published in 1987 it follows closely on from the Reykjavík summit meeting between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev, held in Reykjavík, Iceland, between 11–12 October 1986.[1] The talks collapsed at the last minute, but the progress that had been achieved eventually resulted in the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union. Also shown are Margaret Thatcher and Colonel Gadaffi.

Condition: Original printed colour; some surface loss in the area of New Zealand, small piece of upper margin missing, well away from printed surface, otherwise very good condition.

Size: 555 x 860mm (21¾ x 33¾ inches).

Reference: 15504

Price: £880

Wonderground Map of London Town.

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GILL, (Leslie), MacDonald.

Origin: London, The Westminster Press, c.1928.

A reduced version of MacDonald Gill's original 1913 Wonderground Map of London. This example was published in December of 1927, earlier editions of this size can be identified by the sign saying:- "On to Wembley" and an empire lion in the top left hand corner below a man pushing a bus. Greyhound racing started at Wembley in late 1927 and this edition has a greyhound instead of the empire lion. The later, and reduced, edition of the "Wonderground" map was originally produced to promote the British Empire Exhibition that was held at Wembley between April and October 1924. The map is highly stylised and whimsical and was originally commissioned by The London Underground to be displayed in tube stations.

Condition: Photolithographic map in full printed colour; some splits and short tears along the folds, now expertly restored and laid on fine archivist tissue to strengthen, overall very good condition.

Size: 740 x 930mm (29¼ x 36½ inches).

Reference: 15486

Price: £2350

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Mann, John.

Origin: 1833.

A very unusual cartographical curiosity. We can find no reference to a John Mann in any cartobibliography and not listed in Tooley "Dictionary". It is made up of five maps, apparently selected at random. It shows maps of SW England and Wales, Northern England and Southern Scotland, Southern Italy and Sicily, Northern Germany and finally the Aegean Sea, showing parts of Greece and Turkey. They appear to be scattered in a pile.

Condition: Original outline coloured manuscript, light soiling to wide margins, overall good condition.

Size: 235 x 250mm (9¼ x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 15393

Price: £210

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HOMANN, Johann Baptist.

Origin: Nuremberg, c.1720.

A magnificant example of the engravers art, in this case it is Jacob Weisshoff and dated 1717. The full length portrait of Charles VI (1685-1740), Holy Roman Emperor and the penultimate Habsburg sovereign of the Habsburg Empire. This engraving appears in some atlases by J B Homann, Homann was to become engraver, mapseller and geographer to the Kaiser in 1715. Within the engraving are portraits of Charles I (Carolus) through to Charles V, the arms of Hapsburg appear in the lower left. In the background is a fortified city under seige, it is difficult to ascertain which city but it lies on the coast as ships can be seen at anchor.

Condition: Uncoloured; light brown guard paste stain to left margin, other light marginal soiling, trimmed close by binder on the right margin, but with enough blank paper to facilitate framing (norrowest point 3mm), otherwise a fine example.

Size: 490 x 295mm (19¼ x 11½ inches).

Reference: 11930

Price: £390

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HONDIUS, Henricus.

Origin: Amsterdam, Henricus Hondius, 1635-, Latin text edition.

The double portraits of two of the greatest men in cartography, Gerard Mercator of Rupelmund and Judocus Hondius of Flandria. A superb example of the engravers skill. Although the text throughout this edition is in English, the text on the verso of this page remains in Latin. From the rare edition of the atlas translated into English by Henry Hexham - Quatermaster to the Regiment of Colonel Goring.

Condition: Fine colour; very light soiling and age-toning, short centrefold split in the upper margin, now expertly repaired, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 380 x 445mm (15 x 17½ inches).

Reference: 12490

Price: £1950