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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. Double-page engraved map on 2 sheets joined, with full contemporary hand-colouring, size: 942 mm x 647 mm, sheet size: 970 x 680 mm.
    Stain on upper left, some light soiling.

    £1,750
  2. Double-page engraved map on 2 sheets joined, with full contemporary hand-colouring, size: 1080 mm by 585 mm, sheet size: 1110 by 680 mm.
    Stain on right fold, centre fold creased, some old repairs.

    £5,000
  3. Double-page engraved map on 2 sheets joined, with full contemporary hand-colouring, size: 970 mm by 690 mm, sheet size: 1000 by 720 mm.

    £3,000
  4. Double-page engraved map on 2 sheets joined, with full contemporary hand-colouring, decorative title cartouche with the armorial crest of Anthony Hammond.
    Some light staining and soiling, small tears repaired, split at folds, otherwise good. Size: 950 mm by 64 7mm, sheet size: 992 by 680 mm.

    £6,500
  5. Hand-coloured engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen, extending west to east from Lisbon to Islamabad and north to south from Scotland to Ceylon, inset 'sketch' map of England to China, lower left, 4 additional sheets attached to map, showing Portugal in the west and eastern India to the east, blue pebble-graied cloth slip-case, with publisher's label. Dimensions: 680 × 935 mm. (26.75 × 36.75 inches).

    £750
  6. Hand coloured star chart heightened with gold and silver, engraved by John Mynde, from the second edition of Flamsteed's Atlas Coelestis.
    Framed and glazed, overall size: 67.5 by 82 cm.

    £2,750
  7. Hand coloured star chart heightened with gold and silver, engraved by John Mynde, from the second edition of Flamsteed's Atlas Coelestis.
    Framed and glazed, overall size: 67.5 by 82 cm.

    £2,750
  8. Hand coloured star chart heightened with gold and silver, engraved by John Mynde, from the second edition of Flamsteed's Atlas Coelestis.
    Framed and glazed, overall size: 85.7 x 68 cm.

    £2,750
  9. Hand coloured star chart heightened with gold and silver, engraved by John Mynde, from the second edition of Flamsteed's Atlas Coelestis.
    Framed and glazed, overall size: 80.3 x 68 cm.

    £2,750
  10. Hand coloured star chart heightened with gold and silver, engraved by John Mynde, from the second edition of Flamsteed's Atlas Coelestis.
    Framed and glazed, overall size: 80.3 x 68 cm.

    £2,750
 

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