Handsome map of Lake Geneva with good detail of surrounding towns and villages from the Mercator Hondius “Atlas Minor” published in Amsterdam in 1648 at Jannsonius with german text on verso. In 1607 Jodocus Hondius published a reduced size version of Mercator’s “Atlas”, itself suitably titled “Atlas Minor”. The maps were copied from those of the great cartographer Mercator of around 1580-90 or were reductions of Hondius’ own maps of 1606. Almost 20 years later Joannes Janssonius commissioned a
A beautiful map of the Kingdom of Naples decorated with elaborate cartouches for the title and dedication to Cosimo III Duke of Tuscany. Engraved with great care by Francesco Cassiano da Silva (signed at bottom righto a destra D. Fran. Cassiano de Silva fec. 1691) for the “Accuratissima e nuova delineazione del Regno di Napoli con le sue provincie distinte…” published in Naples in 1692. The uncommon and very interesting map is embellished by galleons in the sea and by compass above the scale mileage.
A decorative world map in two hemispheres by Luc Marie Bayle promoting the TAI: French Airline Transports Aeriens Intercontinentaux surrounded by various mode of air and water transportation. On lower panel are old sailing schooners and whalers; the top features hot air baloon, early biplane, zepplin and jet. The lovely map includes three decorative compass rose and several nice scenes of explorers and animals all over the world. The Transport Aeriens Intercontinentaux company began as a charter airline in June 1946 in association with the Messageries Maritime Shipping Company. Published in Paris by Hubert Baille in 1948.
Uncommon copper engraved prospect view of Naples from Nova et Accurata Italiae Hoderniae Descriptio by Jodocus Hondius published in only one edition in Leiden by Bonaventura and A. Elsevir press in 1627. Jodocus Hondius the Elder (1563-1612), or Joost de Hondt, was one of the most prominent geographers and engravers of his time. His work did much to establish Amsterdam as the center of cartographic publishing in the seventeenth century. Born in Wakken but raised in Ghent, the young Jodocus worked as an engraver, instrument maker, and globe maker.