•  Part of Ancient Europe, Robert Wilkinson, 1815

    Part of Ancient Europe, Robert Wilkinson, 1815

EARLY HAND COLOURING

25940 Part of Ancient Europe, Robert Wilkinson, 1815. Price: 30.00

VINDELICIA RHAETIA ET NORICUM ANTIQUA
An engraved map of the region in ancient times. Publisher’s imprint dated 1801. 11 x 8 3/4 inches. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Good condition.

From Atlas Classica

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  •  Hannibal, Robert Wilkinson, 1815

    Hannibal, Robert Wilkinson, 1815

EARLY HAND COLOURING

25953 Hannibal, Robert Wilkinson, 1815. Price: 38.00

EXPEDITIO HANNIBALIS POENORUM DUCIS
An engraved map of the region in ancient times. Dated 1803. 11 x 8 3/4 inches. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Good condition.

From Atlas Classica

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  •  Incursions of the Barbarians, C. V. Lavoisne, 1830

    Incursions of the Barbarians, C. V. Lavoisne, 1830

EARLY HAND COLOURING

27544 Incursions of the Barbarians, C. V. Lavoisne, 1830. Price: 43.00

GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL MAM OF THE INCURSIONS OF THE BARBARIANS. INVASIONS OF THE BARBARIANS; THEIR ORIN, SETTLEMENTS, DISPERSIONS, &C.... BY C. GROS. REVISED 1828
An interesting engraved map with panels of English text on three sides. 20 1/2 x 16 1/2. Original wash hand colouring. Good condition.

From Lavoisne’s Complete Genealogical, Historical, Chronological, and Geographical Atlas. The fourth edition printed and published by J. Barfield in London

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  •  North and Baltic Seas, John Thomson, 1827

    North and Baltic Seas, John Thomson, 1827

EARLY HAND COLOURING

23138 North and Baltic Seas, John Thomson, 1827. Price: 82.00

CHART OF THE NORTH AND BALTIC SEAS. Interesting chart with three inset charts of the Harbour of Helegoland, Port of Revel and Harbour of St. Petersburg. 23 x 19 inches, 600 x 490 mm. Original outline hand colouring. Some light brown offsetting, otherwise good condition.

From Thomson's New General Atlas

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  •  Illyria, Abraham Ortelius, c.1600

    Illyria, Abraham Ortelius, c.1600

23380 Illyria, Abraham Ortelius, c.1600. Price: 350.00

ILLYRICUM. A fine early map of this region. A province first established by the Romans in 9 a.d. The title and attribution to the geographer Johannes Sambucus (1531-1584) appear within a decorative cartouche dated 1572. 19 x 14 1/2 inches. Latin text on verso. Early hand colouring. Fine condition.

From Theatrum.

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  •  Europe, Giovanni Botero/Girolamo Ruscelli, 1598

    Europe, Giovanni Botero/Girolamo Ruscelli, 1598

29272 Europe, Giovanni Botero/Girolamo Ruscelli, 1598. Price: 225.00

EUROPA. An early engraved map of the continent by Girolama Ruscelli which follows the work of Giovanni d’Anania who published a similar map in Venice in 1582. 9 3/4 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. Latin text on verso. Good clean crisp condition.

From Ruscelli's Geographiae

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  •  Europe, Emanuel Bowen, c.1750

    Europe, Emanuel Bowen, c.1750

30645 Europe, Emanuel Bowen, c.1750. Price: 68.00

A NEW AND ACCURATE MAP OF EUROPE DRAWN FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES.... BY EMANUEL BOWEN, GEOGRAPHER TO THE KING. An engraved map of the whole continent. Pictorial title cartouche with figure.17 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. An uneven and narrow bottom border. Two small marginal tears. Some creasing in the wide left hand blank border. Otherwise this would have been a nice specimen of this map as it has no foxing or other tears and repairs and the margins on the three other sides are quite adequate.

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