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[no title] Japanese pictorial map of the world

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.

  • Author: Ikuei Publishing
  • Dimension: 36 x 51 cm
  • Place of publication: Tokyo
  • Year: 1948
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Air France – Reseau Aerien Mondial

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.

  • Author: Perceval
  • Dimension: 49 x 88 cm
  • Year: 1950
  • Place of publication: Paris
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Global circumnavigation

A beautiful very decorative Japanese world map surrounded by nice illustrations featuring scenes of animals, people or important ancient and modern buildings from across the globe. The map shows only essential geographical information like capitals and names of the countries and continents because a second world map more detailed and marking the flight routes between major centres is printed on verso. A really nice uncommon map.

  • Year: 1952
  • Dimension: 720 x 505 mm
  • Place of publication: Osaka
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Globo Terrestre Delineato Sulle Ultime Osservazioni….del Cap. Cook / Globo Celeste Calcolato ….ull Oservazioni de? Sigg. Flamsteed

A complete set of gores (12 sheets) for a pair of globes, including calottes and printed matter for the horizon and meridian rings. The terrestrial gores show the tracks of all three of Cook?s voyages, along with his discoveries. The celestial gores, based on the observations of Flamsteed and Lacaille, are beautifully engraved and colored using the traditional, pictorial symbols for the constellations. Bound in original binding with frontespice of […]

  • Author: CASSINI Giovanni Maria
  • Year: 1790
  • Dimension: 320 x 490 mm
  • Place of publication: Rome


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Le Tour du Monde en 120 Images Grand Concours du Chocalat Menier

A very decorative lithograph map of the world by Chocolat Menier. The map features 120 images of explorers, plants, animals, and structures from around the world. Three small inserts present maps of the Congo, India and Tibet, and Israel. A red line of travel connects each place name on the map and the seas are coloured by their distance from the equator. Underneath the map is an area to fix 120 ‘tickets’ collected from Menier chocolate products, with three that giving clues to ‘Enigmas’ that had to be solved.

  • Place of publication: Paris
  • Year: 1956
  • Author: Jan-Loup Jannot
  • Dimension: 995 x 645 mm
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Mappamondo preso sul Meridiano di Parigi

Uncommon elegant Italian map by Filippo Naymiller showing the world in two hemispheres published in Milan. Includes a second sheet of text embellished by vignettes engraved by Baldi. It provides really interesting geographical and statistical information of the continents. The map was finely engraved by Pietro Allodi. From Atlante di geografia universale: cronologico, storico, statistico e letterario. Milan, 1860 at Tipografia Pagnoni.

  • Author: Filippo Naymiller, Francesco Pagnoni
  • Dimension: 46 x 33 cm
  • Place of publication: Milan
  • Year: 1860


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Océanie et Pacifique

Map of Oceania and the Pacific Ocean region showing French, English, United States, Dutch, Japanese, Portuguese and Chilean possessions and colonies, depicted by colours. Shows shipping routes with distances between ports, capital cities and states. On verso a cover listing the publisher’s catalogue of the series. cfr: National Library of Australia, 6856870

  • Author: Girard et Barrère
  • Dimension: 51 x 66 cm
  • Place of publication: Paris
  • Year: 1912


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Planiglobii Terrestris cum Utroq Hemisphaerio Caelesti

One of the most decorative eighteenth century world maps. This J.B. Homann’s double hemisphere map of the world is richly embellished with celestial models of the northern and southern hemispheres and other natural phenomena such as waterspouts, a rainbow, earthquakes, and the Mt. Etna in Sicily erupting. Wind heads occupy the starry heavens, and two cherubs hold the title banner aloft. The map includes many famous cartographic inaccuracies with an unusually elongated northwest coastline in North America, labeled Terra Esonis. It also shows an incomplete Australia, although with place names and notes of the early discoverers included. The east coast of New Zealand is shown, along with the Tracts of Tasman’s 1642 voyage and Magellan’s Voyage. The detail in Southeast Asia is very interesting for the period, as is the treatment of Japan. Interesting text panels at bottom describe the natural phenomena.

  • Author: HOMANN Johann Baptist
  • Dimension: 48,5 x 55 cm
  • Place of publication: Nuremberg
  • Year: 1720


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Tableau Spheroidal de la Terre ou Mappemonde en deux Hemispheres

Scarce large format decorative world map by Garnier, illustrating the distortion of the earth based upon his Spheroidal projection. Below interesting description, two smaller hemispheres and world map on Mercator’s projection. 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 atlas that Garnier produced, according to Phillips. (836)

  • Author: GARNIER Francis Marie Joseph
  • Dimension: 52 x 72 cm
  • Place of publication: Paris
  • Year: 1862


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The Conquest of Space – La Conquista dello Spazio

Colorful folded pictorial map of the solar system showing the the space exploration, created shortly after the Apollo 8 mission, the first crewed spacecraft to leave low Earth orbit and the first to reach the Moon, orbit it, and return. The map is accompanied by a second separate folded sheet describing in detail (with nice design of each ship, information about carrier missiles and space suits, etc.) the most important missions from 1957 – 1968. The very interesting and decorative map shows the trajectories of both manned and unmanned spacecraft, the path of the solar system, Moon orbit, planetary orbits, relative sizes of the planets, satellites and space crafts. Includes colored reference at the lower margin. At least three editions of this map were published, this being an example of the second. The differences between the three editions revolve around the presence of Apollo missions: the first edition was published before the Apollo program began launching missions, while the second includes Apollo 8, the third edition includes the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon.

  • Author: Hallwag AG
  • Dimension: 84 x 111 cm
  • Place of publication: Bern
  • Year: 1968


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Typus Orbis Terrarum / Africae Descriptio / Americae Descriptio / Asia / Europae Nova Tabula

Rare set of the world and four continents from the Mercator’s “Atlas Minor” published in 1648 with german text on verso. The double hemisphere map of the World, engraved by Abraham Goos replaces the 1607 Hondius plate previously used by Jansson. California shown as an island. Large passage between Asia and the North West Coast of America. Includes elaborate strapwork border, two notes in Latin, an elaborate compass rose and sphere and other embellishments. Regarding the map of America the most i

  • Author: MERCATOR Gerard - HONDIUS Henricus
  • Year: 1648
  • Dimension: 200 x 145 ca each
  • Place of publication: Amsterdam


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Universi Orbis Descriptio /Europa/Africa/Asia/America

Complete set with world map and four continents by G. Porro from “Geografia di Tolomeo” published in Padua in 1621 by Galignani.

  • Author: MAGINI Giovanni Antonio – TOLOMEO Claudio
  • Year: 1621
  • Dimension: 135 x 175 mm
  • Place of publication: Padova


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