GEOGRAPHICAE ENARRATIONIS LIBRI OCTO BILIBALDO PIRCKEYMHERO INTERPRETE, ANNOTATIONES JOANNIS DE REGIO MONTE IN ERRORES COMMISSOS A JACOBO ANGELO IN TRANSLATIONE SUA.3 APRIL 1525.
A fine example of the Fourth Strassburg edition of Ptolemy. The work includes the first printed map in an edition of Ptolemy to name America, the first printed map of Southeast Asia, and the first printed map of China. The…£75,000
Tables de la geographie ancienne et nouvelle ou method pour s'instruire avec facilite de la geographie, et connoistre des empires, monarchies, royaumes, estats, republiques, et peoples … de toutes les parties du monde.1667 [BUT 1679 OR LATER].
One of the largest and most comprehensive Sanson atlases extant, and one of the rarest, bringing together over 200 maps, the contents reflecting the output of this very important publisher at the height of the firm's extent.Nicolas Sanson sr. (1600-1667)…£65,000
HAGEN, Christiaan, van der.
Composite Atlas of Leiden. 1670-1724].
A fine composite atlas of maps and views of the city of Leiden, with Hagen's famous wall-maps, both large and small and both complete. It incorporates Leiden's administrative structure in beautiful, strong contemporary hand-colour. The large wall-map, issued in 1670,…£37,500
TURGOT, Michel-Etienne; Louis BRETEZ.
Plan de Paris. 1739.
Turgot’s celebrated plan of Paris during the reign of Louis XV – a fine, fresh copy attractively bound in full morocco. Michel-Etienne Turgot (1690-1751), Louis XV’s Prévot des Marchands, commissioned this plan in 1734 from Louis Bretez, a sculptor, painter…£22,500
CARY, John. [and] SMITH, [William].
[New English Atlas. 1828].
Rare. Apparently the most complete extant example, with fine original full wash colour, of this later edition of Smith's English Atlas with index and list of subscribers. Previously, it had been assumed that later editions of Smith's geological maps were…£20,000
Tabula Moderna Terre Sancte. 1482.
The first “”modern”” map of Palestine printed in an atlas – a fine example with rich original colour. The great Greek geographer, mathematician, astronomer, astrologer and poet Ptolemy compiled in his Geographia in AD 150, according to what was known…£18,500
ZWIJNDGREGT, Leonardus van.
Geographische Afteekening van den Geheelen Aardkloot. 1776.
A beautifully preserved luxurious manuscript atlas from the time of American Independence. The atlas, in its fine Rotterdam binding, contains the world and four continents, together with seventeen European maps executed in pen-and-ink and coloured in yellow, blue, pink, and…£12,500
Plan des Attaques de la Ville de Bruxelles ou la Tranchée sud ouverte la nuit du 7. au 8. Février et qui s'est rendue le 19. Du meme mois de l'Anneé 1746. 1746.
Large plan of the Siege of Brussels in 1746, beautifully drawn in bright watercolour.The plan renders the city and the surrounding area in great detail, depicting rivers, canals, fortifications, field boundaries, street, gardens, and principal buildings. A key plan lists…£10,000
A Map of the United States of North America drawn from a number of critical researches.Jan. 1st, 1796 [but circa 1808].
Aaron Arrowsmith (1750-1823) was the greatest cartographer of his day; a remarkable talent, it seems he was largely self-taught as a surveyor, before learning the publishing trade with the London maker, mapseller and publisher Andrew Dury. After working as surveyor…£9,500
[IRELAND] – ROMER, Wolfgang William.
Carte van Corc met een nuw retranchement gefortificeert ende gerepareert op ordre van sijn excellentie de heer baron van Ginkel, lieutenant general van sijne maiest. Armee in Irland.1690.
Rare, handcoloured fortification map by Wolfgang William Romer (1640-1713), Dutch military engineer in service of William of Orange (William III of England). He took part in the campaigns of 1690 and 1691 Williamite War in Ireland and was employed on…£6,750
SCHLEICH, [C.S. Jnr. and Johan Karl].
Plan von Moskau nach der neuesten russischen Original Aufnahme … gewidmet von Goetz und Dietrich. Plan de Moscou. [План города Москвы].1812.
Very fresh example of this incunable of lithography with the extremely rare “”Explication du Plan de Moscou””. One of the earliest lithographic plans of the city, interestingly printed in Bavaria shortly before the invasion of Russia in 1812. Since this…£6,500
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