Maine and other Departments, Louis Brion de la Tour, c.1790
Normandy and Ile de France, Reiner & Josua Ottens, c.1760
Le Havre, John Luffman, 1804
Normandy, Britanny and Touraine, Robert de Vaugondy / Charles Francois Delamarche, 1812
Normandy William Faden 1793
Re and Oleron, Blaeu c.1662
INSULAE DIVI MARTINI ET VLIARUS VULGO L'ISLE DE RE ET OLERON. A fine map of the islands of Re and Oleron orientated with east at the top. Decorative title and scale cartouches. Three compass roses and ships. 21 x 15 inches, 530 x 390 mm. Spanish text on verso. Fine early hand colouring raised with gold. Good condition. This map came from a set of six Blaeu atlases that I split back in the early 1970’s. Up until now it has been in a frame. On unframing it I found the picture framed had the good sense to fold over a small amount of the margin edges instead of trimming the borders down so as to square it up.
Part of Orleanis, Willem J. Blaeu, c.1640
Orleans and Bourges, Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg, c.1588
Orleanois, Robert de Vaugondy, 1749
Orleanois, Robert de Vaugondy, 1749
Brie, Jan Jansson, 1647
Paris and French Ports and Harbours, Archibald Fullarton, c.1862
Department of Paris, Louis Brion de la Tour, c.1790
Picardie, Jan Jansson, 1647
Part of Picardy, J. Covens and C. Mortier, c.1740
Entrace to the River Somme, Jacques Nicolas Bellin, 1764
Flanders, Picardy, Isle de France, Robert de Vaugondy / Charles Francois Delamarche, 1812
Picardie and Artois, G. Robert de Vaugondy, c.1750
Coast of Picardie, Jacques Nicholas Bellin, 1764
La Ciotat, H.Michelot and L. Bremond, c.1730
Toulon, S.D.U.K., c.1845
Port de Nagaye, Jacques Nicolas Bellin, 1764
Cavalaire-sur-Mer, Jacques Nicolas Bellin, 1764
Bouc, Joseph Roux, 1764
Marseille, Joseph Roux, 1764
Le Brusc, Joseph Roux, 1764
Toulon, Joseph Roux, 1764
Villefranche, Joseph Roux, 1764
Toulon, Claude du Bosc, c.1740
Provence, Switzerland and Italy Abraham Ortelius 1595
GALLIA NARBONENS/ SABAUDIAE DUCAT / VENUXINI COMITATUS NOVA DESCR. Three map on a folio sheet with centre fold. The upper left hand map shows part of the Mediterranean coast with the towns of Narbonne, Algues, Mortes, and Aries. Decorative strapwork cartouche and ship on the sea. The map below shows the area between Lake Geneva and Turin with Grenoble. The strapwork cartouche bears an attribution to the Flemish writer, poet and cartographer Gilles Boileau de Bouillon. The full page map on the right shows the part of Provence centred on Orange with the town of Avignon. The strapworth cartouche bears an attribution to an engraver from Brescia, Stefano Ghebellini. 18 1/4 x 14 inches. Fine clean condition with later carefully executed hand colouring. This map has come straight from the atlas and is offered for the first time as a single map.
From Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Saintonge, Frederick de Wit, c.1700
Saintonge, Jan Jansson, c.1649
Poitou, Aunis, Limosin, Auvergne. Robert de Vaugondy / Charles Francois Delamarche, 1812.
Part of Anjou and Touraine, J. Covens and C. Mortier, c.1740
Back in in the 1960's I was fortunate to buy my first set of atlases by Joan Blaeu. It was in fact an incomplete set of seven volumes all bound in contemporary Dutch cream calf decorated with gold. The colouring was superb and in a way unique in that if I see any Blaeu maps now I would be able to identify whether they came from this same set. I bought the atlases at a well know London auction house having set off early that morning on the train from Chester. These were the days before the hated buyer's premium arrived. In fact if you were able to buy the atlases today at auction the buyer's premium alone would probably be about the price I paid for the set. I remember struggling back to Euston station with the volumes and was so protective that I would not even let the porter help me along the platform and onto the train. The atlases were later split and brought a lot of pleasure to a lot of my customers.
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I have been buying and selling antique maps since the early 1960's during which time I had a gallery in Watergate Street, Chester for 30 years. I am now able to offer through my websites a personal service to map and print collectors.