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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. Large engraved plan, dissected and mounted on linen, extending east to west from Salford to Beswick and north to south from Cheetham to Hulme, edged with green silk, folding into grey marbled endpapers. Dimensions: 1260 by 1900mm (49.5 by 74.75 inches). Scale: 1 inch to every 90 yards.

    £3,750
  2. Large engraved plan, dissected and mount on linen, folding into original green cloth slipcase, with the publisher's label pasted on. Corners bumped and worn. Dimensions: 630 × 1000mm (24.75 × 39.5 inches).

    £2,250
  3. 14 engraved maps on separate sheets (sheets size: 14 x 20.5, plate size of general map 10 x 16 cm, plate sizes of maps of provinces 9 x 11 cm), maps of provinces numbered 1 - 13, uncut.

    £5,750
  4. Manuscript map (40 x 54 cm), pen and black ink, outlined in watercolour, on thick card; light surface dirt and browning, minor spotting. Hinged into cloth covered boards of that time, other leaves removed, folio (55.5 x 41 cm); worn, with some spotting.

    £750
  5. Manuscript plan with fine original hand-colour, dissected and mounted on linen, key below title and plan.
    830 by 500mm (32.75 by 19.75 inches). Scale: (approx.) 15cm to 1km.

    £10,000
  6. Engraved map, fine original colour, dissected and mounted on linen, index of streets below, folding into green marble paper covers with publisher's label, rubbed and scuffed.

    £600
  7. Engraved playing card, with original hand-colour, with engraved place names in French in the lower part of the card. Dimensions: 115 by 65mm.

    £550
  8. Double page engraved map, hand-coloured in outline, French text on verso; a few brown spots.

    £2,250
  9. Double-page engraved plan (49.5 x 58cm) with full contemporary body wash colour. Framed dimensions: 63 x 71cm.

    £2,500
  10. Double-page engraved plan (46 x 55.5cm). Framed dimensions: 60 x 71cm. Slightly foxed but otherwise an very fine impression.

    £2,000
 

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