Gulf de Rosa, Joseph Roux, 1764
San Sebastian, Jacques Nicolas Bellin, 1764
Spain and Portugal, C. V. Lavoisne, 1830
Spain and Portugal, George Frederick Cruchley, 1848
Carpetania - Guipuzcoa - Cadiz, Abraham Ortelius, 1595
CARPETANIAE PARTIS DESCR. 1584 / GUIPUS COAE REGIONIS TYPUS / HANC INSULAM PERLUSTRABAT ET SUA MANU DEPINEBAT GEORGIUS HOEFNAGLIUS ANTWERPIAN. BELGA Three maps on one sheet of Carpetinia, Guipuzcoa and Cadiz. Each embellished with a decorative title cartouche and scale. 19 x 15 1/4 inches. Latin Text on verso. Original centre fold. Attractive and fine modern hand colouring.
From Ortelius Theatrum
Basque region of Spain, William Blaeu c.1645
BISCAIA ET GUIPUSCOA CANTABRIAE VETERIS PARS A good engraved map of the Basque area of northern Spain including the towns of Bilbao, Laredo and San Sebastian. Decorative title and scale cartouches. Three ships, two compass roses and coat of arms. 19 1/4 x 15 inches, 490 x 380 mm. French text on verso. Uncoloured. Original centre fold. Small area of thining paper in right hand blank margin. Small slit at the bottom of the centre fold in blank margin area otherwise good condition.
Algarve and Andalusia, John Seller, c.1784
A CHART OF THE SEA COAST OF ALGRAVE AND ANDALUSA BETWEEN CAPE ST VINCENT AND THE STRAIT OF GIBRALTER AND C. SPARTEL. SOLD BY W MOUNT AND T. PAGE AT THE POSTERN O GREAT TOWER HILL LONDON An interesting engraved 18th century chart orientated with north at the top. Inset chart of the Bay of Cadiz. Decorative title cartouche with scale panel above. Two compass rose and rhumb lines. 20 1/2 x 17 inches. It appears that the plate was becoming worn by the time of this edition as a crack in the copper plate appears in the bottom left hand corner. Not the darkest of impressions but still quite good. Good condition.
Castile, Mercator / Jansson, c.1636
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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