ANTIQUE MAPS OF THE WORLD

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VALCK, Gerard.

Mappe-Monde Geo-Hydrographique ou Description Generale Du Globe Terrestre et Aquatique en Deux-Plans-Hemispheres:

Amsterdam, c.1686. 475 x 580.
Fine original colour; paper very lightly age-toned, centrefold has been strengthened with old paper in the book. Otherwise a fine example.
The source of this magnificent double hemisphere map of the world is probably Jaillot's map of 1674. The decorative figured corners represent the four seasons. And the north and south polar circles are added at the top and bottom. California is shown as an island and further south a more definable coastline of Antarctica is shown and an almost complete Australia. SHIRLEY: 531 plate 373.
£6,200

BUACHE, Philippe.

Planisphere Physique...…

Paris 1756. 350 x 440.
Original colour; minor marginal defects otherwise fine.
An early example of physical geography by Philippe Buache. Based in Paris, he was a mapmaker and publisher and also an active proponent of the 'school of theoretical cartography' during the mid-18th century in France. This dealt with the physical properties of the globe and the mapping of the north Pacific regions. This map illustrates the world's mountain ranges on land and their theoretical continuation under the seas.
£670

DU VAL, Pierre.

Terres Arctiques/Septemtrional et Boreales.

Paris, 1676. 100 x 123.
Uncoloured; fine condition.
An uncommon miniature map of the Arctic and northern regions. Showing the British Isles, North America as far down as Newfoundland. The large undefined area of land between Hudson's Bay and the Bering Strait which appeared on the first state is now smaller with the Bering Strait located between 200 & 210 degrees. The words Septemtrional et Boreales added in the bottom spandrels. From 'La Géographie Universelle'.
£180

TALLIS, John.

Western Hemisphere.

London, J & F Tallis, 1851. 260 x 345.
Original outline colour; minor spotting mostly confined to the margins, otherwise a fine example.
The most decorative 'modern' map of the Americas available. A fine steel engraved circular map surrounded by vignettes depicting natives and wildlife found in the area, including a bison, a polar bear and a walrus.
£260

DANCKERTS, Justus.

Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula.

Amsterdam, c.1685. 485 x 575.
Superb original colour, with gum-arabic on the red; some expert restoration in the centrefold area and minor soiling to the margins, otherwise a very good example.
One of the finest double hemisphere World maps available. Very similar in style to the earlier maritime map of 1668, this one however has been updated with the new discoveries in the south polar circle and the addition of Nova Guinea and the detail in the Pacific Ocean. The names of the oceans have also been added. Other amendments include the NW coast of America above the Island of California and the beginings of the coastline of New Zealand and Australia.
SHIRLEY: 529.
£6,900

ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Typvs Orbis Terrarvm.

Antwerp, 1595, Latin text edition. 360 x 495.
Finely coloured; four very small worm holes, only visible when held up to the light, minor repair to lower centrefold, just into plate mark, other very minor spotting on the margins, otherwise a fine example.
The classic oval shaped map of the World, with a large land-mass to the bottom of the map. This map supersedes the first two plates of the same title replacing the clouds with strap-work. Medallions occupy the four corners and the South American coastline has been corrected.
Van den BROECKE: # 3.
£6,200

DU VAL, Pierre.

Le Monde en Planisphere.

Paris, 1672-. 105 x 130.
Uncoloured; minor age-toning to edges of margins, otherwise fine.
Miniature double-hemisphere world map from Du Val's pocket Geography, first published 1658. This is the second state, from 1672, with a key of the principal seas.
SHIRLEY: World 405.
£420

FER, Nicolas de.

La Sphere Artificielle,...…

Paris, 1717. 230 x 325.
Uncoloured; very light age-toning of top edge of the upper margin, cut close bottom right corner due to binding, signs of old folds, otherwise a fine example.
An armillary sphere in the centre, with a celestial globe on the left and the terrestrial globe on the right. An interesting engraving.
£180

BOWEN, Emanuel.

A New & Accurate Map of the North Pole.

London, 1752. 380 x 430.
Uncoloured; very light age-toning to edges of margins, otherwise a fine example.
A superb map of the North Pole and countries around it, as you move away from the zero meridian the distortions and misconceptions of the day become more apparent. From 'A Complete Atlas, or Distinctive View of the Known World'.
£380

MOLL, Hermann.

A New Map of the Whole World with the Trade Winds...

London, Thomas Bowles & John Bowles, 1735. 205 x 270.
Uncoloured; signs of old vertical fold, otherwise a fine example.
Double-hemisphere world map showing California as an island, the partial outlines of Australia, Tasmania & New Zealand, and a large Jesso shown as a large peninsula of Asia almost connected to Japan. Underneath the map is a large vignette with allegorical figures representing the continents (including an armour-clad European with a flintlock) and a central figure of the Earth being showered with gifts.
£680

L'ISLE, Guillaume de.

Nouva Carta del Polo Artico.

Venice, Girolamo Albrizzi, 1740. 280 x 340.
Uncoloured; light centrefold toning due to guard paste, very light print offset and minor marginal staining, otherwise a fine example.
A map of the Northern Hemisphere from 'Atlante Novissimo che Contiene Tutte le Parti del Mondo'. From the North Pole down to 45 degrees. California is an island, the mythical island of Frisland is shown as are other cartographical misconceptions, an unavigable North West Passage and a huge void of land area between Canada and the Bering Strait.
£320

BOWEN, Emanuel.

Nuova ed Esatta Carta del Mondo.

[London, 1744-]. 355 x 435.
Coloured; some expert repairs to the edges of the margins, light marginal soiling, signs of old folds, otherwise a very good example.
A map of the World after Emanuel Bowen, but from an Italian text edition (title in Italian) and dated 1744.
£390

WYLD, James.

Southern Hemisphere.

London, 1844. 585 x 590.
Original colour; slight print offset, light spotting and minor foxing, otherwise a fine example.
A superbly detailed map showing short sections only of the known land mass in Antarctica at this time, including a note on South Victoria "Mt Erebus active volcano 12,400 ft high" and "Mt Terror". Also "Land seen by Kemp" and "D'Urville's discovery 1840". Fascinating to think that this map was produced only five years after the James Clark Ross expedition of 1839 in the ships Erebus and Terror. His second in command F.R.M. Crozier, who, with both the ships, was to disappear on Franklin's tragic expedition in 1845. The known geography of the region was to remain virtually unchanged for nearly 60 years and it was not until 1900 that the Royal Geographical Society commissioned an expedition under Robert Scott (1868-1912).
£340

TALLIS, John.

Eastern Hemisphere.

London, John Tallis & Company, 1851. 265 x 335.
Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, one or two light spots in the margin, otherwise a fine unfolded example.
A highly decorative steel engraved map showing Africa east to Australia. Surrounded by an ornate pictorial vignette border of natives and wildlife, including a camel and a giraffe.
£185

FRIES, Laurent.

Orbis Typus Universalis Iuxta Hydrographorum Traditionem Exactissime Depicta 1522. L.F.

Strassburg, 1525. 315 x 480.
Uncoloured woodblock; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, short marginal tears (repaired), some minor nicks to lower corners of margins, other pin holes in the margins, otherwise a very good example.
This the first of two modern world maps from the atlas of 1522 is the work of Laurent Fries, unlike many of the other maps copied from the 1513 edition of Ptolemy's 'Geographia' which were drawn by Martin Waldseemüller.
SHIRLEY: 48. Plate 47.
£4,800

WALDSEMMÜLLER, Martin - FRIES, Laurent.

Tabu Nova Orbis.

Lyons, Melchior and Gaspar Trechsel, 1535. 320 x 460.
Uncoloured woodblock; some expert restoration to centrefold, visible when held up to the light and from the verso. Some soiling and staining to margins, otherwise overall a very good example.
This map of the world was the second modern world map in Fries' Ptolemaic atlas. It is a reduced version of the Waldseemüller map originally published in 1513, but lacks the criss-cross directional lines and shows only parts of the Americas to the very west of the map. Fries has added five throned effigies of kings, representing those of Russia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Taprobana and Mursuli. There is also an elephant, or possibly a mammouth placed just off the coast of Greenland. The editor of this edition, Michael Villanovanus, better known as Servetus, was tried for heresy in 1553. He was executed and many copies of this book and others by him were burned by order of Calvin. The woodcut borders and ornaments are said to be the work of Hans Holbein.
SHIRLEY: #49, Plate 48.
£3,200

THOMSON & CO, John.

Chart of the World on Mercators Projection.

Edinburgh, John Thomson, 1821. 500 x 495.
Original outline colour; light marginal soiling and age-toning to the edges of the paper, very light toning to centrefold due to guard paste, short centrefold split, repaired, otherwise very good condition.
A detailed map of the world showing the various explorers routes and dates, including Capt. Cook, Capt. Furneaux, Capt. Vancouver, Perouse and Vancouver. Published by John Thomson & Company in 'A New General Atlas'.
£180

NEELE, Samuel John.

A Map of the Countries Thirty Degrees Round the North Pole.

London, 1796-. 350 x 350.
Uncoloured; expertly restored upper and lower margins with no loss of printed surface, light signs of old folds from the book, otherwise a fair example.
A map of the Arctic Circle and just over 6 degrees south. Show a fairly accurate map , although with the northen coast of North America and Greenland rather scetchy. Engraved by Samuel Neele, not sure of publication, but the paper has a dated watermark of 1796. Notes on the map refer to 'Dog Ribb'd Indians', 'Copper Indians' and 'Northern Indians'. And at 70 degrees a note 'The Sea 1772'.
£140

ZATTA, Antonio.

Orbis Veteribus Notus.

Venice, 1785. 340 x 445.
Original colour; minor marginal staining and soiling, also some centrefold wear and soiling, otherwise good..
The 'Ancient' map of Europe, also covers North Africa, Arabia, Iran and Iraq, with inset of India, Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam. From 'Atlante Novissimo'.
£120

TALLIS, John.

The World on Mercator's Projection.

London, John Tallis & Company, 1851. 270 x 350.
Original outline colour; trimmed close by binder along top edge with minor loss of printed surface, bottom edge trimmed across imprint outside decorative border, light soiling in the margins and minor spotting, otherwise a very good unfolded example.
A decorative steel-plate engraving, with a vignettes of Vesuvius, London, Gibraltar, the Pyramids, Niagara, Constantinople and Paris. Marked in red are the British Colonies and in blue the Steam Routes.
£145

FULLARTON & Co., Archibald.

British Empire Throughout the World exhibited in one view.

London & Edinburgh, 1874. 430 x 530.
Original coloured lithograph; short tear to upper margin, minor soiling to margins, otherwise a fine example.
A map of the World, with the British Empire shown in red. Below is a mass of figures with titles 'Natives of the British Empire in Europe' - 'Natives of British Asia and of East Indian Islands' - 'Cape Colony and Southern Africa' and above 'Australian Settlers and Natives' on one side and 'North American White and Copper Coloured' on the other. Top left and right are Tables of British Possessions. From 'The Royal Illustrated Atlas of Modern Geography'.
£530

RICHTER, J.A.

Planisphaer ter cum glob(o) coel et terr et sph(aer) armil. Et.

[Leipzig, 1741]. 195 x 230.
Coloured; light age-toning and minor soiling to the margins, old sticking tape stains to verso from a previous mount, otherwise good.
A double hemisphere map of the world. There is no attribution or engravers name to the plate, but I have identified it from the Glen McLaughlin collection at Stanford University Library. According to the notes listed it appears to be the same as state 2 indentified. The names J A Richter and Johann Martin Bernigeroth attributed to this work do not appear in the Tooley Dictionary of Mapmakers.
£340


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