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A fascinating post World War II Japanese pictorial map of the world in Mercator projection. There are several vignettes throughout the map in kawaii style that are explained in Japanese. The lovely images, intended to illustrate the regional culture, show famous ancient and modern buildings and includes fruits, vegetables, medicine, farms, mines, precious stones, and other natural resources. Several animals found throughout the map that include kangaroo and ostrich in Australia, crocodiles, monkeys, elephants,tigers as well buffalos in North America.
A small vignette in the Pacific Ocean shows the Operation Crossroads, the nuclear weapon test conducted by the United States at Bikini Atoll in mid-1946. The very eye pleasing map was published in Tokyo by Ikuei Publishing in 1948 ca.
A magnificent wall map in 4 sheets joined of South America published by Robert Sayer (1725 ? 1794) and John Bennett (active: 1770-1784) in London in 1775. Depicts the continent in full with inset of the Falkland’s Islands at top right. Heavily detailed map, with countless place names, a large scenic & elaborate cartouche at lower right. The cartouche displays a skirted native in head dress, sack of gold coins… [cod.1031/15]
Fine and early historical map of Northern Africa, from Tunisia to Lybia with inset Carthage. Showing also Malta e part of Sicily. The map is ornated with a decorative cartouche and a panel of descriptive text on the Carthaginian Wars with Rome. From the 1624 final edition by Balthasar Moretus of the first historical atlas ever published. Ortelius?s Parergon began as a companion to his Theatrum but eventually it became an independent work. In fact, this collection of maps of the ancient world was so significant that it became the model for all historical atlases published throughout the seventeenth century. The maps and plates in the Parergon have to be evaluated as the most outstanding engravings depicting the wide-spread interest in classical geography in the 16th century (Koeman).
A fashinating engraved map of Africa by J.B. Nolin here corrected by L- Denis with the last discoveries. Elaborate decorative cartouche. Side text in French. Published in Paris and dated second years after the French revolution. [cod.1093/15]
A lovely and uncommon map of French equatorial Africa published in Paris by the pharmaceutical laboratories Neutroses-Vichy in 1939 at Petit Jean. The French Congo, Gabon, Oubangui-Chari (now Central African Republic) and Chad are symbolized by small vignette.
Detailed and very fine map of South Africa showing the Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles. From Atlas Spheroidal et Universel de Geographie by M.F.A. Garnier published in Paris at Veuve Jules Renouard in 1862. This atlas is exceptional for its “spheroidal” maps of the globe, showing the various continents and poles, shaded to give the effect of a sphere floating in space. [cod.1091/15]
A lovely and uncommon map of French west Africa published in Paris by the pharmaceutical laboratories Neutroses-Vichy in 1939 at Petit Jean. The Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea, and the other french regions are symbolized by small vignette.
Lovely engraved map based on the cartography by C. Franz Radefeld (1788-1874) showing America and Alaska as Russian America. From the “Meyer’s Neuester Zeitungs Atlas” published by Bibliographischen Instituts in Hildburghausen in 1849-52. The innovation of this work is that almost all maps had small inserts showing richly detailed maps of major cities and their surrunding areas: so not only could travellers carry the atlas with them easily, they could also obtain an initial orientation to their
This attractive map shows all of the continent in Zatta?s beautiful style that exemplifies his fine engraving. The map extends to include part of Central America and south to show all of Patagonia and the Straits of Magellan. The title cartouche rests in the lower left corner and features plants and fruit. The map names and delineates each political region, and is filled with place names and good detail of rivers and mountains. [cod.1169/15]
Uncommon large and very decorative map of the United States and Mexico showing the tourist attractions, published as brochure to promote American, Canadian and Mexican Railroads. On verso descriptive text in french, photos of the most interesting places and the plan of the train car with the services offered on board.
Interesting map of America with high detail and beautifull decorative colouring. From Atlas Spheroidal et Universel de Geographie by M.F.A. Garnier published in Paris at Veuve Jules Renouard in 1862. This atlas is exceptional for its “spheroidal” maps of the globe, showing the various continents and poles, shaded to give the effect of a sphere floating in space. The remaining maps are also very well executed and colored. This is the only … [cod.1091/15]
A lovely little map published in 1920 circa as advertising for La Belle Jardiniere, the first great shopping center in Paris, showing the Americas. Below nice view of New York and essential notes.
Detailed and decorative map of Canada and the Polar Regions from Atlas Spheroidal et Universel de Geographie by M.F.A. Garnier published in Paris at Veuve Jules Renouard in 1862. This atlas is exceptional for its “spheroidal” maps of the globe, showing the various continents and poles, shaded to give the effect of a sphere floating in space. The remaining maps are also very well executed and colored. [cod.1091/15]
A decorative lovely postcard published as an advertisement for Amidon Remy, a company witch produced starch from rice. At top map of Mexico, California, Cuba and Jamaica below nice scenes with Panama canal. Published in Wijgmaal (Brabant) in 1910 circa.
A lovely little map published in 1920 circa as advertising for La Belle Jardiniere, the first great shopping center in Paris, showing the Greater Antilles with Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Puerto Rico. Below nice vignette and essential notes.
Color pictorial map of North and Central America, with decorative title cartouche and borders, depict countries, regions, major cities, industries, agriculture, Indian settlements and wildlife. Includes decorative compass rose oriented with the north to the upper margin. Relief shown pictorially. Published by Ode Paris in 1951 from a drawn by Jaques Liozu.
Color pictorial map of South America covered with vignettes drawings of people and products of states with explanation, representing region’s historical figures and events, resources, sights, churches, important buildings, people, activities, crops, etc. Includes decorative title cartouche and compass rose. Relief shown pictorially. Published by Ode Paris in 1951 from a drawn by Jaques Liozu.
Interesting map of South America by Eduard Dumas-Vorzet from the famous Atlas Universel d’Histoire et de Geographie by Marie Nicolas Bouillet published in Paris in 1877.
A fashinating engraved map of all of North and South America by J.B. Nolin and revised by Denis. Elaborate cartouche showing tobacco plant, Indian smoking a pipe and Indian apparently worshiping fire. Side text in French. Published in Paris and dated third years after the French revolution. [cod.1093/15]
Lovely map by Eduard Dumas-Vorzet showing in nice details north America and Canada. At left inset the new polar discoveries on the Smith Sounds. From the famous Atlas Universel d’Histoire et de Geographie by Marie Nicolas Bouillet published in Paris in 1877.
A very fine map from the first edition of “Geographia di Claudio Tolomeo” by Girolamo Ruscelli published in Venice in 1561 at Valgrisi. There is a really interesting Italian text on verso that describes the early history and geography of the area. A feature of this first state is that some maps haven’t the platemark at top because two maps were engraved on the same plate and the resulting sheet halved. Ruscelli’s Atlas is an expanded edition of Gastaldi’s Atlas of 1548, which has been called the
Miniature map from “Neu aussgeffertigter kleiner Atlas” by J. Muller published in Franckfurt in 1702 at Johann Philip Andrea. Engraved with great care by G. Karsch e G. Bodeneher. Rare.