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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. Folio. 600pp., Red cloth gilt, pictorial dust wrapper. New.

    £150
  2. Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline, dissected and mounted on linen, extending west to east from London to Kracow and north to south from Copenhagen to Genoa, inset road map of Europe, lower left, key to map lower right, 'G. Biggs' mapseller's advertisements pasted to recto, publisher's label and advert pasted to endpapers, red cloth slip-case with label, worn, discolouration to map.

    £280
  3. Colour lithographed plan (98 x 69 cm); folds professionally restored.

    £850
  4. Hand-coloured, double-page engraved map sheet, incorporating three sections, forming a continuous strip-map of the river from source to sea; centrefold restored.

    £550
  5. Double-page, engraved, hand-coloured map with decorated title cartouche at upper left, small loss to one area.

    £1,000
  6. Engraved playing card, with original hand-colour, with engraved place names in French in the lower part of the card.

    £375
  7. Engraved playing card, with original hand-colour, with engraved place names in French in the lower part of the card; brown stain to lower part of the card.

    £450
  8. Engraved playing card, with original hand-colour, with engraved place names in French in the lower part of the card.

    £375
  9. Map engraved by Perrier, printed on 20 sheets, dissected and mounted on two sheets of linen, with slipcase (worn). Dimensions: 970 by 1140mm. (38 by 45 inches).

    £250
  10. Lithographic transfer, widest: 643 x 982 mm. Original wash colour, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into the original boards, with printed title label, two catalogue leaves pasted as end-papers.

    £850
 

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