Antique Maps of Eastern Europe

Bataille de Leuthen en Silesia, gagnée par le Roi de Prusse sur l'Armée Impériale, aux ordres du Prince Charles de Lorraine le 5 Decembre, 1757.

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ANON.

Origin: [Paris, c.1760

A battle during the Seven Years War, A plan of the battle of Leuthen near Breslau (modern Wroclow), between Frederick the Great of Prussia and the Austrians, led by Count Leopold von Daun. Frederick overpowered the Austrians forcing them back against the river Oder, where the bridges were unable to cope, leaving 21,000 men to fall into Prussia hands. Only 37,000 of 90,000 Austrian troops returned to Austria, this action forced them to abandon Silesia, while only 1,140 Prussians were killed.

Condition: Some original colour; waterstained, light soiling, otherwise good.

Size: 355 x 520mm (14 x 20½ inches).

Reference: 12283

Price: £85

Bataille de Praag en Bohéme, gragnée par le Roi de Prusse, sur l'Armée des Impériaux, commandée par le Prince Charles de Lorraine, le 6 May, 1757.

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ANON.

Origin: [Paris, c.1760].

A Battle plan from the Seven Years War. A 75,000 strong Austrian army led by Charles of Lorraine, held Prague. Frederick the Great decided to start his 1757 campaign with an attempt to capture the city and marched into Bohemia with 64,000 men. After a initial attack on the Austrian's, Frederick ordered a general advance, which soon got bogged down in fierce fighting, the day was only saved when Frederick sent cavalry at both Austrian wings. This action forced the Austrians to flee back into the city of Prague. Both sides lost over 10,000 men.

Condition: Some original colour; waterstained, light soiling, otherwise good.

Size: 360 x 520mm (14¼ x 20½ inches).

Reference: 12282

Price: £98

Combat de Lowositz, en Bohéme, gagné par le Roi de Prusse sur l'Armée Impériale aux or dres du Feldmaréchal de Brown, le 1er Octobre, 1756.

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ANON.

Origin: [Paris, c.1760].

A battle plan from the Seven Years War. This one shows the Battle of Lobositz or Lowositz on 1 October 1756. It was the opening land battle of the Seven Years War. Frederick the Great's 29,000 Prussians prevented Field Marshal Maximilian Ulysses Count Browne with 34,500 Austrians from relieving their besieged Saxon allies during the Siege of Pirna. The Prussians and the Austrians lost about 2,900 men each. The Austrian army retreated and Browne even managed to slip a force around the Prussians towards the besieged Saxons, but it was too little too late. The Saxon army at Pirna surrendered on 14 October before the relief force arrived and Saxony surrendered the next day. Both Prussian and Austrian armies then retreated into their winter quarters. The map has a paste over of the battle action.

Condition: Some orignal colour; waterstained and age-toned, some surface soiling, otherwise presentable.

Size: 355 x 510mm (14 x 20 inches).

Reference: 12285

Price: £95

Combat de Reichenberg en Bohéme, Gagne par le Prince de Bevern, Lieutenant-General commandant un Corps de Troupes Prussiennes, sur un autre des Impériaux, conduit par le Feldzeugmeisetr Conte de Koenigsegg, le 21 Avril 1757.

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ANON.

Origin: [Paris, c.1760].

A battle plan from the Seven Years War, fought on April 21, 1757 near the town of Reichenberg (Czech: Liberec) in Bohemia. Marshal von Bevern had entered Bohemia with an army of 16,000 prussians. At Reichenberg he encountered Königsegg's Austrian corps. The full Austrian corps consisted of 18,000 infantry and 4,900 cavalry, but only about 10,000 of them had been concentrated at Reichenberg. The more experienced Bevern defeated his opponent, this resulted in the capture of large quantities of Austrian supplies and enambled him to continue his march on Prague.

Condition: Some original colour; light waterstaining, minor soiling, otherwise a good example.

Size: 355 x 510mm (14 x 20 inches).

Reference: 12284

Price: £80

Constantinople. Stambool.

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

Origin: London, Baldwin & Cradock, 1840.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, engraved by B.R.Davies. 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 light print offset, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 325 x 395mm (12¾ x 15½ inches).

Reference: 10646

Price: £75

Delineatio Freti Vaigats.

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BERTIUS, Petrus.

Origin: Amsterdam, Judocus Hondius, 1616.

A miniature map showing Vaygach (Vajgac) and the southern tip of Novaja Zemlia in the Barents Sea. Reference to Barents (Brants Bay) and Linschoten Hoek. Decorated with a whale and a ship.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light overall age-toning and minor marginal staining, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 100 x 140mm (4 x 5½ inches).

Reference: 9945

Price: £58

Detroit de Waigats.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683. French text edition.

A miniature map of the straits of Waigats or Vaygach, From the French text edition of the five volume work 'Description de l'univers'.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 150 x 105mm (6 x 4¼ inches).

Reference: 11672

Price: £48

Hungary.

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TALLIS, John.

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

With engraved vignettes including a prospect of "Pesth and the Fortress of Buda". 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; good to fine condition.

Size: 260 x 350mm (10¼ x 13¾ inches).

Reference: 7788

Price: £42

Moscow.

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

Origin: London, Baldwin & Cradock, 1836.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, drawn by W.B.Clarke and engraved by B.R.Davies, with an inset vignette of the Church of the Assumption in the Kremlin and a long prospect of the city under the map. 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 360mm (13¼ x 14¼ inches).

Reference: 10664

Price: £190

Natolia quae olim Asia Minor.

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BLAEU, Johannes.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1640, French text edition.

A fine map of Turkey, with a spectacular sea battle in the Mediterranean.

Condition: Original colour; very light soiling in the margins, with some contemporary ink manuscript well away from the printed area, short repaired centrefold split, again well away from the printed surface, generally a fine example.

Size: 390 x 505mm (15¼ x 20 inches).

Reference: 15514

Price: £320

Nouvelle Zemble.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683. French text edition.

A miniature map of the island of Novaya Zemlya situated between the Barents and Kara Seas in north of Russia. From the French text edition of the five volume work 'Description de l'univers'.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 150 x 105mm (6 x 4¼ inches).

Reference: 11673

Price: £65

Novæ Zemlæ delineatio.

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BERTIUS, Petrus.

Origin: Amsterdam, Judocus Hondius, 1616.

A miniature map of the island of Novaja Zemlja in the Barents Sea, north of Russia. Possibly engraved by Salomon Rogiers. Uncommon.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light overall age-toning and minor marginal staining, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 95 x 135mm (3¾ x 5¼ inches).

Reference: 9099

Price: £65

Pontus Euxinus.

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JANSSON, Jan.

Origin: Amsterdam, c.1650.

A map of the Black Sea and the Crimean Peninsula with its surrounding regions. Also covers parts of the Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Romania and Turkey. The map shows geographical and topographical features with mountains and forests finely engraved. Ships can be seen sailing in the Black Sea. Decorative title cartouche with the name Abraham Ortelius as the original source of cartography. Published in Jan Jansson's historical atlas.

Condition: Coloured; very light spotting in the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 375 x 485mm (14¾ x 19 inches).

Reference: 15517

Price: £230

Praga, Bohemiae Metropolis Accuratissime Expressa. - Egra urbs a fluuio ciu adiacet, dicta, olim imperio Romano, hodie vero Bohemiæ...…

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BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Franz.

Origin: Cologne, 1583.

Two views on one sheet, the upper of Prague, showing the Czech Capital viewed from the south. The Imperial Palace up to the left with the old and new parts of the city on either side of the Vltava River. The Charles Bridge can be seen in the centre. The lower view of the City of Cheb, on the River Eger in Western Czech Republic, from which the town derived its original 16th Century name. Published in Volume I of Braun and Hogenberg's monumental 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first collection of town plans.

Condition: Fine original colour; some staining and soiling mainly to margins, slight centrefold wear, otherwise very good.

Size: 330 x 480mm (13 x 19 inches).

Reference: 8270

Price: £420

Prague.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683.

A finely engraved prospect view of Prague, from 'Description de l'Univers", a five volume work.

Condition: Coloured, highlighted with gum arabic; light age-toning to margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 140 x 100mm (5½ x 4 inches).

Reference: 13030

Price: £50

Prussia.

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TALLIS, John.

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

With engraved vignettes including a prospect of Berlin and a view of the Brandenburg Gate. 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; cut close at top edge just clipping the Prussian Eagle, otherwise very good.

Size: 265 x 330mm (10½ x 13 inches).

Reference: 7771

Price: £38

Russia in Asia.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Co. 1851.

Shows Nova Zemlia (sic) across to Alaska, with vignettes of bear hunting, huskies and the village of Troitsk. 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; minor marginal spotting, otherwise fine.

Size: 260 x 325mm (10¼ x 12¾ inches).

Reference: 7449

Price: £38

Russia in Europe.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, J & F Tallis, 1851.

With engraved vignettes including; Napoleon's flight from Moscow, Polish captives on their way to Siberia, a prospect of St. Petersburg, a russian bear and a travelling sledge. 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; minor marginal spotting, otherwise fine.

Size: 350 x 245mm (13¾ x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 7448

Price: £85

Russiae, Moscoviae et Tartariae Descriptio. Auctore Antonio Jenkenson...…

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1601-, Latin text edition.

Anthony Jenkinson was a merchant and cartographer who travelled throughout Russia and Persia in the mid 16th century. Ortelius chose to use his survey for this map of Russia, the only one by an Englishman in his atlas. The map contains notes on folklore and eating, religion, and a 'burial' of the dead in trees (pictured). Translation: The Kirghiz live as tribes and hordes and have the following custom. As part of their religious ceremony, a priest obtains blood, milk and dung of a beast of burden and mixes it with earth. He then pours this into a special vessel. When the people are gathered together he climbs a tree and sprinkles it over the people. This sprinkling is considered to be a divine offering and is worshipped as such. When one of them dies, his body is hung up in a tree by way of buriel.

Condition: Original colour; light printers paper crease, hardly noticeable, overall a fine example.

Size: 350 x 445mm (13¾ x 17½ inches).

Reference: 13054

Price: £1650

Süd - Russland und Kaukasien.

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SCHLACHER, J.

Origin: Vienna, 1886.

A folding map of south Russia around the Black Sea. Shows Crimea, Ukraine R

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; some waterstaining, light surface soiling and spotting, otherwise a good example.

Size: 355 x 495mm (14 x 19½ inches).

Reference: 12286

Price: £48

Tab.I.Asiæ, in qua Galatia, Cappadocia. Pontus, Bithynia, Asia Minor, Pamphylia, Lycia, ac Cilicia...

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PTOLEMY, Claudius - MERCATOR, Gerard.

Origin: [Amsterdam, c.1695.].

A map of Turkey and Cyprus from the Gerard Mercator atlas using the geography of Claudius Ptolemy. There was a revival in the interest of Ptolemaic geography in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. This is one of 28 maps that appear in the "Tabulae Geographicae/ Orbis Terrarum/Veteribus cogniti" atlas. This edition has the addition of sea monsters.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light soiling in the lower margin, light age-toning, otherwise overall a fine example.

Size: 350 x 465mm (13¾ x 18¼ inches).

Reference: 15516

Price: £180

Turkey in Europe.

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TALLIS, John.

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

Shows Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia and down to Romania, inset of the island of Crete and a vignette of sailing ships on the Bosphorus. 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; trimmed to upper margin with minor loss of scrolling on title.

Size: 260 x 330mm (10¼ x 13 inches).

Reference: 6867

Price: £28