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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…

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  1. folio, (48 x 13 cm), Theatrum: 70 double-page engraved maps; rebound later Dutch gilt vellum, the covers with thin panels at the edges, the central panel with gilt-tooled arabesques in the corners and the central figure of Atlas carrying an armillary; the spine and covers remboitaged from different bindings;

    £50,000
  2. Folio (54.9 x 37.5cm). General title-page in English and French and printed in red and black, 2-page index, 2-page explanations, 11 (of 12) douple-page map-sheets incl. index map, double-page index map and 8 map-sheets, all maps hand-coloured in outline, 2 leaves of text and 2 index leaves in French, printed on rectos only; without the double-page engraved dedication, title a bit browned and spotted, first map of the republic of Genoa lightly stained, a few maps very lightly browned. Contemporary half russia; extremities lightly rubbed, corners bumped.

    £7,500
  3. Hand-coloured double-page engraved map, Dutch text on verso, flanked at sides with 17 coats of arms of the colleges, plus a blank shield, and seven family coats of arms, plus a blank, near-fine; 430 x 525 mm (17 1/2 x 22 inches); framed glazed (modern) 540 x 645 mm (21 1/4 x 25 1/2 inches).

    £850
  4. Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline, partly folded. An excellent example. Dimensions: 65by 81 cm. Scale: 65 miles to the inch.

    £1,450
  5. Printed in blue and brown on white cotton. In very good condition.

    £3,750
  6. Heliozincograph map, printed in colours, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into original cloth covers.

    £350
  7. First editions; 3 vols, 8vo; 2p. advertisements as called for by Sadleir, later endpapers in antique style; publisher's blind-tooled cloth, very neatly rebacked preserving publisher's gilt backstrips, some minor bumping, circular stain to lower cover of vol.II, overall a very good set.

    £695
  8. Watercolour map on thick paper, the title on a flap. Dimensions: 540 x 1017 mm. Mounted.

    £8,000
  9. Copper engraving, 85 x 179 cm. The complete map comprising 6 parts on 8 conjoined sheets, an excellent example. Framed and glazed, overall size: 96cm by 190.5cm.

    £3,750
  10. Hand-coloured lithograph map, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into publisher's yellow advertisements and original green cloth covers.

    £200
 

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