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  •  Lower Saxony, Germany Antonio Zatta 1781

    Lower Saxony, Germany Antonio Zatta 1781

31755 Lower Saxony, Antonio Zatta 1781. Price: 110.00

IL CIRCOLO DELLA BASSA SASSONIA DIVISO NE SUOI STATI An engraved map of the region including Hamburg and Bremen. Decorative pictorial cartouche which is dated 1780. 16 x 12 1/4 inches. Original hand colouring. Centre fold as published. Small brown mark in bottom blank margin otherwise superb clean condition. Straight from the atlas and not sold previously as a single map.

From Atlante Novissimo

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  •  Franconia, Germany Antonio Zatta 1779

    Franconia, Germany Antonio Zatta 1779

25815 Franconia, Antonio Zatta c.1781. Price: 105.00

IL CIRCOLO DI FRANCONIA DIVISIO NE SUOI STATI An engraved map of the region. Shows the area around Nuremberg. Decorative pictorial cartouche which is dated 1781. 16 x 12 1/4 inches. Original hand colouring. Centre fold as published. Superb clean condition. Straight from the atlas and not sold previously as a single map.

From Atlante Novissimo

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  •  Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia, Antonio Zatta 1779

    Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia, Antonio Zatta 1779

31754 Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia, Antonio Zatta 1779. Price: 88.00

LA CROAZIA, BOSNIAE, SERVIA An engraved map of the Dalmatian coast from Istria to Dubrovnic, then away from the coast to Dmitrovgrad (Zaribrod) in Serbia. Decorative title cartouche which is dated 1781. 16 x 12 1/4 inches. Original hand colouring. Centre fold as published. Old stain in the bottom left hand blank margin otherwise good condition. Straight from the atlas and not sold previously as a single map. From Atlante Novissimo.

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  •  Styria Austria, Jan Jansson 1647

    Styria Austria, Jan Jansson 1647

17TH CENTURY

25585 Styria, Jan Jansson 1647. Price: 120.00

STIRIA An engraved 17th century map map of the statie of Bundesland cented on the town of Graz in the south east part of Austra. A cartouche with female figure and coats of arms displays the title and scale. Dutch text on verso. 16 1/4 x 12 inches, 500 x 375 mm. Original centre fold. Uncoloured. Fine condition with wide blank margins. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before.

From Nieuwen Atlas, Ofte Weerelt-Beschrijvinghe

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  •  Northern France and Belgium, Jan Jansson 1647

    Northern France and Belgium, Jan Jansson 1647

17TH CENTURY

31753 Northern France and part of Belgium, Jan Jansson 1647. Price: 95.00

FLANDRIA GALLICA CONITENS CASTELLANIAS INSULENSEM DU ACENFEM ORCHIANENFEM CIVITATEM DOMINIUM TORNACENSE A good 17th century map showing part of norhern France and part of Belgium including the towns of Lille, Douai, Tournai and Kortrijk. Decorative title cartouche bearing the name of Johannes Jansson with figure, putti and coats of arms. 20 x 16 inches. Uncoloured. Dutch text on verso. Fine condition. Straight cfrom the atlas and never sold as a single map before.

From Nieuwen Atlas

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  •  Ancient France Jan Jansson 1646

    Ancient France Jan Jansson 1646

17TH CENTURY

5519 Ancient France, Jan Jansson 1647. Price: 90.00

GALLIAE VETERIS TYPUS An interesting 17th century map published in Amsterdam of the whole of France in ancient times based upon information from Strabo, Virgilius, Ovidius and Caeser. Two decorative cartouches. 19 x 15 inches, 490 x 395 mm. Uncoloured. Dutch text on verso. Tear near centre of map repaired on verso. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before.

From Nieuwen Atlas

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  •  Portugal Thomas Lopez 1762

    Portugal Thomas Lopez 1762

SEA CHART

31752 Porto Chart, Jacobsz Family, 1676. Price: 290.00

CUST VAN PORTUGAL T’NOORDELYCKSTE DEEL BEGINNENDE VAN VIANA TOT AEN PISSAGE An interesing 17th century chart showing part of the coast of Portugal, orientated with east at the top. Includes Porto with Vila do Conde to the north and Aveiro to the south. Decorative title and scale cartouches. Ship, two compass roses and rhumb lines. Uncoloured. 20 x 16 inches. Small slit at the top of the centre fold. Few nicks on edges of blanl margins, otherwise good condition.

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  •  Basque region of Spain, William Blaeu c.1645

    Basque region of Spain, William Blaeu c.1645

17TH CENTURY

31751 Basque Region, William Blaeu, c.1645 Price: 150.00

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.

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  •  Algarve and Andalusia, John Seller, c.1784

    Algarve and Andalusia, John Seller, c.1784

31750 Algarve and Andalusia, John Seller, c.1784. Price: 85.00

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.

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  •  Portugal Thomas Lopez 1762

    Portugal Thomas Lopez 1762

31749 Portugal, Thomás López, c.1762. Price: 33.00

MAPA DEL REYNO DE PORTUGAL CONSTRUIDO SEGUN LAS MAS MODERNAS MEMORIAS POR D.THOMAS LOMAS PENSIONISTA DE S. M. MADRID ANO DE 1762 An engraved map of the whole of Portugal. Title panel. Note, explanation and two scales. Original vertical fold crease two inches in fro the right hand side. Old strengthing strip on verso to repair some tears just extending into the map area. Some light dust soiling on the right hand side.

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  •  Prussia John Gibson c.1780

    Prussia John Gibson c.1780

21137 Prussia, John Gibson c.1780. Price: 40.00

A NEW & ACCURATE MAP OF THE KINGDOM OF PRUSSIA AND POLISH PRUSSIA FROM THE SIEUR ROBERT’S ATLAS WITH IMPROVEMENTS A map bearing the name of the engraver J. Gibson. Decorative rococo title cartouche. Hand coloured. Smallish bottom blank margin. Some text offsetting from the page opposite in the atlas for over 200 years. Good condition.

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  •  Bulgaria and Romania, Jan Jansson c.1690

    Bulgaria and Romania, Jan Jansson c.1690

6808 Bulgaria and Romania, Jan Jansson, c.1690. Price: 120.00

WALACHIA, SERVIA, BULGARIA, ROMANIAAn engraved map of the region An engraved map with decorative title and scale cartouches. Includes Istanbul. Lines of Latitude and longitude have been added for this later edition.18 x 13 inches. Original centre fold. Uncoloured. Some light foxing in the wide blank margins, otherwise good condition.

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  •  Dalmatia and Adriatic Coast Vincenzo Coronelli c.1695

    Dalmatia and Adriatic Coast Vincenzo Coronelli c.1695

31682 Dalmatia and Adriatic Coast, Vincenzo Coronelli, c.1695. Price: 350.00

CORSO DELLI FIUMI DRINO, E BOIANA NELLA DALMATIA DESCRITO A fine large and impressive engraved map of showing part of the Adriatic coast in great detail with many duchies and estates. Some embellished with coats of arms. The title is shown on a banner held by a putti mounted on the back of a sea monster. 24 x 17 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. Two tiny splits in the centre fold and another small split at the bottom of the centre fold but otherwise a good clean specimen with full original blank margins.

From Atlante Veneto

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  •  Western Balkans, Abraham Ortelius 1595

    Western Balkans, Abraham Ortelius 1595

31681 Western Balkans, Abraham Ortelius, 1595. Price: 260.00

SCHLAVONIAE, CROATIAE, CARNIAE, ISTRIAE, BOSNIAE, FINITIMARUMQUE REGIONUM NOVA DDESCRIPTIO, AUCTORE AUGUSTINO HIRSVOGELIO A fine early map of Northern Dalmatia. The title appears within a panel across the base of the map. Sailing vessel on the Adriatic and compass pointer. Latin text on verso. 18 x 13 inches. Uncoloured. Original centre fold. Superb clean and undamaged condition.

From Ortelius: Theatrum

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  •  Spain and Portugal, George Frederick Cruchley, 1848

    Spain and Portugal, George Frederick Cruchley, 1848

16TH CENTURY

31684 Carpetania - Guipuzcoa - Cadiz, Abraham Ortelius, 1595. Price: 255.00

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

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  •  Balkans, Jan Jansson c.1690

    Balkans, Jan Jansson c.1690

31683 Balkans, Jan Jansson c.1690. Price: 110.00

SCLAVONIA, CROATIA, BOSNIA CUM DALMATIAE PARTE An engraved map of the region embellished with a decorative title cartouche and three coats of arms. Bears the name of Gerard Mercator. Lines of latitude and longitude have been added for this later edition. 18 x 14 inches. Uncoloured. Original centre fold. Light crease on lower left and right sides. Large blank margins. Good clean condition.

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  •  Split, Croatia. Joseph Roux, 1764

    Split, Croatia. Joseph Roux, 1764

31680 Adriatic Sea and Balkans, Claudius Ptolemy/Gerard Mercator, 1730. Price: 130.00

TAB. V. EUROPAE, IN QUA RAETIA, PANNONIA, NORICUM, LIBURNIA, DALMATIA, CUM ITALIAE PARTE... An interesting engraved map of the region embelluished with a decorative title cartouche. 17 3/4 x 12 1/2 inches. Hand coloured. Repair to a split at the bottom of the centre fold. A little light creasing near the centre fold. Otherwise good clean condition with wide blank margins.

From Orbis Antiqui Tablulae Geographicae secumdum Cl. Ptolemaeum published by R. & J. Westenios and Guil. Smith

This atlas was the final edition of Mercator’s Ptolemaic atlas published over 130 years after his death. Claudius Ptolemy was an astronomer and mathematician working in Alexandria in the second century AD.

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  •  Split, Croatia. Joseph Roux, 1764

    Split, Croatia. Joseph Roux, 1764

31679 Adriatic Sea and Balkans, Jan Jansson c.1680. Price: 138.00

VETERIS PANNONIAE UTRIUSQUE NEC NON ILLYRICI DESCRIPTIO GEOGRAPHICA An engraved map of the Adriatic and Balkans in ancient times. Impressive decorative title cartouche with figures of gentlemen with swords. Second explanantion cartouche with a figure and a winged liion. 18 1/4 x 14 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. Small faint Chethams Library stamp. This map was purchased by me from the library sale back in 1980. Very large blank margins. Good clean condition with no tears or repairs.

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  •  Macedonia and Thessaly, Philipp Cluver 1727

    Macedonia and Thessaly, Philipp Cluver 1727

31678 Macedonia and Thessaly, Philipp Cluver, 1729. Price: 49.00

MACEDONIAE ET THESSALIAE REGIONES. An engraved map of northern Greece showing the historical areas of Macedonia and Thesalia. Embelliushed with a decorative pictorial cartouche with figures. 9 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches. Line around the map where it has been in a sunk mount at some time. Original centre fold. Hand coloured. Traces of brown tape on the edges of verso where the map has been attached to a mount. Otherwise good condition with no tears or repairs.

From Introductionis in Universam Geographiam...

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  •  Lower Saxony, John Cary 1813

    Lower Saxony, John Cary 1813

15703 Lower Saxony, John Cary, 1813. Price: 42.00

LOWER SAXONY A good engraved map with oval title panel. Publishers imprint dated 1813. 11 x 9 inches. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Good condition.

From Cary's New Universal Atlas Containing Separate Maps of all the Kingdoms, States and Countries throughout the World.

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  •  Russia Abraham Ortelis c.1603

    Russia Abraham Ortelis c.1603

31668 Russia in Europe, Abraham Ortelius, c.1603. Price: 65.00

RUSSIA A miniature engraved map of the country with title cartouche. 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. Three worm holes in the large bottom blank margin. English text on verso. The map is in an ivory tint sunk mount adhered in two places.

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  •  Russia in Erope, Thomas Jefferys c.1770

    Russia in Erope, Thomas Jefferys c.1770

31667 Russia in Europe, Thomas Jefferys, c.1770. Price: 9.00

RUSSIA OR MOSCOVY IN EUROPE An engraved map embellished with a pictorial title cartouche bearing the name of the engraver T. Jefferys. 9 x 7 1/8 inches. Uncoloured. Medium toning to the paper. Some light vertical creasing.

MINIMUM ORDER FIFTEEN POUNDS

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  •  Europe, Sebastian Munster c.1550

    Europe, Sebastian Munster c.1550

16TH CENTURY

31665 Europe, Sebastian Munster c.1550. Price: 54.00

DE EUROPA QUAE NOSTRO AEUO CHRISTIANUM An early woodcut of the continent set within a page of Latin text. The map measures 5 1/4 x 3 1/8 inches. The page measures 8 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Fine condition.

From Munster’s Cosmographia

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  •   Mesopotania, Christoph Weigel, 1720

    Mesopotania, Christoph Weigel, 1720

EARLY HAND COLOURING

31664 Mesopotania, Christoph Weigel, 1720. Price: 110.00

MESOPOTAMIAE, ASSYRIAE, ET BABYLONIAE TABULA An interesting engraved map of the historical regions of Mesopotania and Babylon in biblical times. Inset map showing a wider area. The title is displayed on a tablet within a an engraved scene showing the Tower of Babel. 15 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches. Original hand colouring. Light brown lines around the edge of the map probably caused by the map being in a mount for some years. Also traces of where the map has been attached to a mount across the top of the blank margin. Otherwise nice undamaged condition.

From Atlas Descriptio Orbis Antique in XLIV Tabulis

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  •  Ceuta, Jacques Nicholas Bellin, 1764

    Ceuta, Jacques Nicholas Bellin, 1764

EARLY HAND COLOURING

31411 Ceuta, Jacques Nicholas Bellin, 1764. Price: 40.00

RADE ET VILLE DE CEUTE. An engraved chart and plan of this Spanish autonomous city on the north coast of Africa. Embellished with an uncoloured rococo title cartouche. 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Fine condition.

Map number 73 from Volume 3 of Le Petit Atlas Maritime

More information about Ceuta on Wikipedia

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  •  Holland, Sebastian Munster, c.1550

    Holland, Sebastian Munster, c.1550

EARLY HAND COLOURING

29270 Holland, Sebastian Munster, c.1550. Price: 170.00

HOLLAND. An untitled woodcut map being one of the earliest maps of the country. Including the areas of Zeeland, Frisia, Gelre and Brabant. Orientated with north at the top. Showing the main towns and rivers before the reclamation of land in later years. 5 1/2 x 8 inches. Latin text beneath which continues on verso. Uncoloured. Good condition.

From the Cosmographia, one of the most popular and successful books of the 16th century.

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  •  Germany, Herman Moll, 1732

    Germany, Herman Moll, 1732

31408 Germany, Herman Moll, 1732. Price: 45.00

GERMANY DIVIDED INTO CIRCLES GREABLE TO MODERN HISTORY. BY H. MOLL GEOGRAPHER. An engraved map of the the whole of Germany. Title panel. Explanation. 10 x 7 3/4 inches. Light impression stamp of Bath Public Reference Library. Uncoloured. Good condition.

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  •  Ancient Germany, Alain Manesson-Mallet, 1693

    Ancient Germany, Alain Manesson-Mallet, 1693

31402 Ancient Germany, Alain Manesson-Mallet, 1693. Price: 20.00

CERCLE DE BASSE-SAXE. A miniature engraved map of the region. Title panel. 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. French text on verso. Uncoloured. Good condition. From Descriptin de L’Universe
Alain Manesson-Mallet

Alain Manesson-Mallet

Started his career as a musket bearer in the regiment of guards to Louis VIV, then became an engineer and Sergeant Major of artillery in Portugal. On returning to France and he was appointed to the court of Louis XIV where he took up a position teaching mathematics.

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  •  Katwijk, Holland, Luigi Guicciardini, 1582. Price: 95.00

    Katwijk, Holland, Luigi Guicciardini, 1582. Price: 95.00

29526 Katwijk, Holland, Luigi Guicciardini, 1582. Price: 95.00

RUINARUM ARCIS BRITANNICAE APUD BATAVOS TYPUS. A bird’s eye view of of the city of Katwijk, South Holland and the passage of the old Rhine to the North Sea showing the supposed Roman Heir armoury. Title banner, description cartouche, figures, ships and antiquities. 12 1/2 x 9 inches. Uncoloured. Four pages of text attached to centre fold on verso. Good condition.

From Description de Touts les Pais-Bas autrement appelles la Germamie Inferieure ou Basse Allemagne

Guicciardini wrote in his famous work "Beschryvinghe van alle de Nederlanden" that the remains of the armoury could be physically examined during 20 days in the year 1552. Inscriptions and coins were found and described. The print shows some found objects.



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  •  The World, Emanuel Bowen, 1748

    The World, Emanuel Bowen, 1748

31353 The World, Emanuel Bowen, 1748. Price: 495.00

A NEW AND ACCURATE MAP OF THE WORLD. Drawn from the best Authorities and regulated by Astronomical Observations: Describing the Course of each of the following Circum-Navigators Viz. Ferdinand Magellan, Sr. Francis Drake and Commodore Anson.

An interesting map of the world on an oval projection engraved by Thomas Kitchin showing circumnavigators routes. Published some 20 years before Captain Cook’s first circumnavigation the coastlines of Australia and New Zealand are incomplete. 21 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Some vertical creasing. Strip pasted on verso repairing a 2 inch tear extending into the lower sea area. One other single marginal repair in bottom blank margin. Few small nicks along the top edge.

From John Harris’ Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels

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The maps are all genuine early specimens published in or around the year stated. A guarantee label is provided with each map.
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