ANTIQUE MAPS OF THE WORLD

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MUNSTER, Sebastian.

Typus Orbis Ptol Descriptus.

Basle, c.1540-45. 270 x 350.
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Woodcut. Many contemporary manuscript anotations in the margins and a few on the printed area of the map. Ptolemaic world map, surrounded by wind heads. The woodcut designs on the verso are attributed to Hans Holbein. SHIRLEY: 76.
£850

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

ANON.

Veteris Orbis Climata ex Strabone.

c. 1700. 210 x 305.
Uncoloured; dark impression, signs of old vertical creases otherwise good.
A highly decorative map of the ancient world with wind-heads. After the Greek geographer Strabo (ca.50 B.C. - A.D. 25.). Possibly from a copy of Cluverius's 'Ancient Geography'.
£180

ANON.

Planisphærium Orbis Terraquei.

c.1700. 135 x 200.
Uncoloured; some soiling to old folds, remargined on the left with no loss.
A small inexpensive double hemisphere map of the World. The Australian coastline almost complete but with no Tasmania indicating late 16th century and with no Great Southern Continent.
£95

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

WEILAND, Carl Ferdinand.

Oestliche und Westliche Halbkugel der Erde.

Frankfurt, 1819. 500 x 660.
Original outline colour; very minor age-tonig, otherwise fine.
An inexpensive double hemisphere map - some decoration in the calligraphy and border. The geography is quite well advanced at this stage Tasmania is an island and New Zealand is virtually correct. The southern-most land mass being Sandwich Land (South Sandwich Islands) at 60 south. And in the north there is no indication of a NW passage, with Baffin's Bay completely land-locked.
£560

ANONYMOUS.

La Terre du Nord.

[Leiden, c.1720]. 145 x 200.
Original body colour; slight age-toning to margins and signs of old vertical creases, otherwise very good.
A map of the Arctic Circle and down as far as latitude 50 . With a French title, possibly by Pieter van der Aa.
£230

MERCATOR, Gerard.

Typus Orbis Terrarum.

Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius, 1609-, German text edition. 135 x 200.
Uncoloured; very minor age-toning and soiling to margins, but otherwise very good.
A delightful twin hemisphere map of the World after Mercator, with the title above and Hondius' favourite quotation from the Psalms below. From the pocket edition of Mercator's atlas.
KOEMAN: Me 188. SHIRLEY: Mapping of the World #259, plate 204.
£750

PORCACCHI, Tommaso.

Discorso Intorno alla carta da Navigare.

Venice, Girolamo Porro, 1572-. 105 x 145, set in a page of text.
Uncoloured; some staining and soiling, maily confined to the text and margins, otherwise good condition.
The 'Marine' map of the World, covering most of the world from the America's to just beyond India, criss-crossed with rhumb lines. Engraved by Girolamo Porro. From 'L'Isole Piu Famose del Mondo'.
SHIRLEY: Mapping of the World, 128, Plate 109.
£390

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

LOTTER, Tobias Conrad.

Diversi Globi Terr-Aqvei....

Augsburg, c.1770. 200 x 260.
Original colour; old folds from the book with minor signs of wear and a small hole at one of the intersections, cut close to printed area but with enough blank paper to facilitate framing, minor marginal soiling, otherwise a good example.
An attractive double hemisphere world map with hardly any area of the paper left blank. The corner spandrels are filled with astronomical diagrams, whilst the centre ones contain celestial charts. Engraved by Andrea Silbereisen.
£590

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.
Original outline colour; slight soiling to margins and four small ink stains on the equator.
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

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

HOMANN, Johann, Baptista. - DOPPELMAYR, J. G.

Tabula Selenographica...…

Nurneberg, c.1742. 485 x 570.
Original wash colour; very light toning of centrefold, otherwise overall fine condition.
An unusual and early double hemisphere map of the moon from 'Atlas Coelestis' by Johann Gabriel Doplemayr. Illustrations include lunar phases and areas such as Mare Tranquillitatis and the Mare Imbrium are named, the "dark side" has theoretical topography, using placenames of the Mediterranean world.
£1,450

HOMANN, Johann Baptist.

Planigobii Terrestris cum Utroq Hemisphærio Cælesti...

Nuremburg, c.1730. 475 x 545.
Original body colour; minor centrefold stain caused by guard paste, light marginal soiling, otherwise good dark impression.
A fine decorative double hemisphere map of the world. Many of the cartographical misconceptions are still present; Terra Jedso (north of Japan) and the island of Frisland in the North Atlantic. The Australian coastline is well defined, but with lack of detail in the north and Van Diemans Land shown only by a short line. The corners contain superb engravings of the four elements and celestial hemispheres fill the spandrels.
£2,150

BOWEN, Thomas.

A new Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane by J. Hardy.

London, Gentlemans' Magazine, F. Newbery, 1776. 245 x 230.
Uncoloured; some soiling and age-toning, signs of old folds from a smaller volume, otherwise a good example.
A map of the Western Hemisphere on a "new" projection devised by J. Hardy, Teacher of Mathematics & Writing Master at Eton College. Engraved by Thomas Bowen.
£78

BOWEN, Thomas.

A new Projection of the Eastern Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane by J. Hardy.

London, Gentlemans' Magazine, F. Newbery, 1776. 245 x 230.
Uncoloured; some soiling and age-toning, signs of old folds from a smaller volume, light print offsetting, otherwise a good example.
A map of the Eastern Hemisphere on a "new" projection devised by J. Hardy, Teacher of Mathematics & Writing Master at Eton College. Engraved by Thomas Bowen.
£68

GIBSON, John.

A Map of the Icy Sea in which the several communications with the Land Waters and other new Discoveries are exhibited.

London, Gentlemans' Magazine, 1741. 210 x 205.
Uncoloured; very light age-toning, signs of old vertical folds, otherwise a very good example.
An interesting map of the Arctic or North Polar regions as far down as latitude 35 engraved by John Gibson. Shows a sailing course from Portugal to Japan.
£150

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

BOWEN, Thomas.

A new Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane by J. Hardy.

London, Gentlemans' Magazine, F. Newbery, 1776. 245 x 230.
Uncoloured; some light soiling and age-toning, signs of old folds from a smaller volume, otherwise a very good example.
A map of the Western Hemisphere on a "new" projection devised by J. Hardy, Teacher of Mathematics & Writing Master at Eton College. Engraved by Thomas Bowen.
£78

BOWEN, Thomas.

A new Projection of the Eastern Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane by J. Hardy.

London, Gentlemans' Magazine, F. Newbery, 1776. 245 x 230.
Uncoloured; some light soiling and age-toning, signs of old folds from a smaller volume, very light print offsetting, otherwise a very good example.
A map of the Eastern Hemisphere on a "new" projection devised by J. Hardy, Teacher of Mathematics & Writing Master at Eton College. Engraved by Thomas Bowen.
£85

BOWEN, Thomas.

A new Projection of the Eastern Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane by J. Hardy.

London, Gentlemans' Magazine, F. Newbery, 1776. 245 x 230.
Uncoloured; some soiling and age-toning, signs of old folds from a smaller volume, light print offsetting, otherwise a good example.
A map of the Eastern Hemisphere on a "new" projection devised by J. Hardy, Teacher of Mathematics & Writing Master at Eton College. Engraved by Thomas Bowen.
£68

MORDEN, Robert.

A New Map of ye World.

London, 1680. 95 x 160.
Coloured, possibly old or original; light soiling to margins and minor spotting, two pieces of brown tape on verso from when the map was framed, otherwise a good example.
A miniature map of the World from Robert Morden's 'Geography Rectified'. The title runs across the top of the map with a dedication cartouche left blank in the lower spandrel. Difficult to date precisely, but the atlas was published again in 1688, 1693 and 1700, this could be one of the earlier editions due to the darkness of impression and Shirley notes that 'Pag 1' was added to the top right hand corner in editions post 1693, this one does not have this.
£430

S.D.U.K.

[No title].

London, Baldwin & Cradock, 1831. 285 x 280.
Original outline colour; very light toning to the edges of the paper, otherwise a fine example.
A map of the North Polar regions as far south as 45 degrees north, published for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.
£36

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

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 no loss of printed surface, bottom edge trimmed close to imprint outside decorative border, light soiling in the margins, 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

WYLD, James.

The World on Mercators Projection.

London, 1845. 640 x 925.
Original colour; some print offset, light spotting and minor foxing, otherwise a very good example.
A detailed map of the World showing the latest discoveries in the south. Published in 'A New General Atlas of Modern Geography'.
£360

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

TALLIS, John.

The World on Mercator's Projection Shewing the Voyages of Captain Cook Round the World.

London, John Tallis & Company, 1851. 250 x 320.
Original outline colour; very light age-toning to the edges of the paper, otherwise a fine unfolded example.
A decorative steel-plate engraving showing the routes of Captain Cook's three voyages, with a fine vignette of what looks like HMS Discovery in the centre.
£180

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

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