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Maps & Atlases

A natural complement to our specialist area of rare books on travel & exploration is maps and atlases, which appeal to cartographically curious collectors for a variety of reasons; for some maps are simply aesthetically appealing, for others they supply an invaluable insight into social and/or topographical history, mapping mankind’s exploration of the world and, in the case of celestial maps, beyond…

Contact Julian MacKenzie for more information about Antique Maps & Atlases For Sale at Shapero Rare Books.

 

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  1. Engraved playing card map, fine original hand-colour, cut to or slightly outside platemark, laid down on thin writing paper and tipped-in to contemporary laid paper.

    £400
  2. Engraved playing card map, fine original hand-colour, cut to or slightly outside platemark, laid down on thin writing paper and tipped-in to contemporary laid paper.

    £400
  3. 16mo (105 x 68 mm.); double-page frontispiece and title engraved by Lobeck after Eichler, 33 hand-coloured double-page engraved maps, double-page engraved index, later ownership markings on preliminary blank leaf, blue marbled endpapers; contemporary calf, gilt borders to covers, gilt rules to spine, some rubbing, gilt edges.

    £1,500
  4. Letter opener with printed world map on both sides, 1888 [undated] calendar printed on handle.

    £200
  5. Letter opener with printed world map on both sides, 1892 calendar printed on handle.

    £200
  6. Letter opener with printed world map on both sides, 1891 calendar printed on handle.

    £200
  7. Letter opener with printed world map on both sides, 1889 calendar printed on handle.

    £200
  8. Letter opener with printed map on the recto, and an 1887 calendar on the verso.

    £250
  9. 8vo (98 x 69 cm), lithograph with hand-colouring ,dissected into 25 sections and mounted on linen, minor offsetting and browning, folding into red straight-grain morocco gilt by 'Wickwar Binder London', upper cover decorated with Royal coat of arms and lettered 'Plan of Lucknow, fine.

    £3,500
  10. Engraved map, uncoloured; 38.8 x 63.5 cm, plus advertissement and echelles at top. Toned uniformly, paper thin in places, where an old backing has been removed; trimmed, with the imprint at bottom retained; good.

    £2,500
 

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