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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]
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.
A large decorative world map showing the significant expansion of the airline network from Paris to Europe, Africa, Americas, Asia and Australia. The map was published to advertise also the comfortable aircraft Vickers Viscount a new British medium-range turboprop airliner first flown in 1948, the first such aircraft to enter service in the world. The Viscount was well received by the public for its cabin conditions, which included pressurisation, reductions in vibration and noise, and panoramic windows. It became one of the most successful and profitable of the first post-war transport aircraft. The large map, published by Atelier Perceval as depliant brochure in 1950 is decorated by a compass rose. On the verso pics of the aircraft and description of its comforts and some photos of the most beautiful destinations.
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]
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.
Lovely engraved map based on the cartography by C. Franz Radefeld (1788-1874) showing the whole Asia. 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 destination when they a
Color pictorial map of Australia and Oceania, with decorative title cartouche and borders, depict countries, regions, major cities, industries, agriculture and wildlife. Includes decorative compass rose oriented with the north to upper left margin. Published by Ode Paris in 1951 from a drawn by Jaques Liozu.
Uncommon and elegant Italian map by Filippo Naymiller showing the Holy Land colored by Tribes published in Milan. Inset plan of Jerusalem. The very interesting map shows also the route of the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. Includes a second sheet of text embellished by vignettes engraved by Baldi providing really interesting geographical and biblical information of the area. The map was finely engraved by Pietro Allodi. From Atlante di geografia universale: cronologico, storico, statistico e letterario published in Milan, 1860 at Tipografia Pagnoni.
An important rare separate map showing northern Africa during the war between the Kingdom of Italy and the Ottoman Empire from September 29, 1911, to October 18, 1912. As a result of this conflict, Italy captured the Ottoman Tripolitania Vilayet (province), of which the main sub-provinces (sanjaks) were Fezzan, Cyrenaica, and Tripoli itself. These territories together formed what became known as Italian Libya. The Italo-Turkish War saw numerous military technological changes, notably the first use of the airplane for reconnaissance and bombing. Although minor, the war was a significant precursor of the First World War as it sparked nationalism in the Balkan states. Seeing how easily the Italians had defeated the weakened Ottomans, the members of the Balkan League attacked the Ottoman Empire starting the First Balkan War before the war with Italy had ended.
The interesting really detailed map by Arcangelo Ghisleri based on E. Heber published in Bergamo in 1911 shows also the entire Africa on the right and the Dodecanese and the Ottoman Empire inset on the left.