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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.
Porcacchi’s world map is a finely executed reduction of Camocio’s Wall Map of 1567, one of the last wall maps to follow Gastaldi’s wall map of 1546. The map shows a narrow strait between America and Asia. California is shown as a peninsula. Limited information on the east coast, although Florida is named. No obvious entry for either the Hudson or St. Lawrence Rivers The Amazon is depicted, but flowing north-south. [cod.1215/15]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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
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.
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)
Uncommon very decorative map showing the 6 continents as spheres. 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]
Uncommon large world map by AMA, the Automobile Manufacturers Association, showing the resources used for the construction of a car. On the left the description of the materials is completed with a little vignette shown also on the map to indicate the geographical origin: aluminum in California, vanadium in Peru, zinc in Spain, wool in Afghanistan or oil in Arabia, for example. The interesting map was published in 1961 by General Drafting Corporation of Convent Station, New Jersey. Folds as issued.
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
Complete set with world map and four continents by G. Porro from “Geografia di Tolomeo” published in Padua in 1621 by Galignani.