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Detailed lovely map by Eduard Dumas-Vorzet showing Egypt centered on Nile with the note on new discoveries. From the famous Atlas Universel d’Histoire et de Geographie by Marie Nicolas Bouillet published in Paris in 1877.
Detailed map of the region from just north of Albermarle to Jekil Isle, extending inland to the Appalachians and showing part of Eastern Tennessee. From Bellin’s Teatro della Guerra Marittima published in Venice in 1781 at Formaleoni. Shows extensive river system, mountains, ilands and some early settlements on bothe sides of the mountains. Only a single edition apperead in Italian.
An excellent early map of the region bounded by New England, Lake Ontario and the northern Chesapeake River, centered on New York and Connecticut. From Bellin’s Teatro della Guerra Marittima published in Venice in 1781 at Formaleoni. Roads are shown as double lines, unlike in prior editions, which were single lines. Shows towns, roads, mountains, rivers, islands, capes, ports and other nice details. Only a single edition apperead in Italian.
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.
Rare Italian map of the Gulf of Tonkin after Bellin/Van Schley covering the coastline from Canton in China through to the Mekong River delta. Detail is confined to coastal place names and islands. The map is decorated with a delicate title cartouche. From the rare work Storia Generale de Viaggi per Mare e per Terra published in Naples in 1754.
Rare Italian map, showing Japan, the Korean Peninsula and China, including Canton, Beijing and Taiwan (Formose). Decorative cartouche and Rhumb lines. The map is decorated with a delicate title cartouche and rhumb lines. From the rare work Storia Generale de Viaggi per Mare e per Terra by Cervone published in Naples in 1754. The author of the (probably unauthorized) engraving was Francesco Sesone after Bellin/Van Schley.
Beautiful large map of Martinique. A joint collaboration by French mapmaker Delisle, and his son-in-law Philippe Buache, published in 1732 in Paris. Wonderful detail both in placenames and topography, showing roads, hills, towns and plantations. Three compass roses and a decorative cartouche.
Fine large map with detailed topographical features based on Guillaume de L’Isle. The map shows the southern India with Ceylon and the Maldives. From Covens & Mortier “Atlas nouveau, contenant toutes les parties su Monde?” published in Amsterdam in 1730 ca.
Rare map of America and the discoveries in the Pacific Ocean. Published separately by Eustace Herisson in Paris in 1809 at Bisset. The map shows a large and detailed map of the Americas, the Pacific, New Zealand and the Atlantic Ocean with engraved routes of explorations of Cook, Vancouver and Mackenzie. [cod.1233/15]
Interesting map showing India, Pakistan and Bangladesh before the British Raj by Eduard Dumas-Vorzet from the famous Atlas Universel d’Histoire et de Geographie by Marie Nicolas Bouillet published in Paris in 1877.
A large and detailed chart of Jamaica by Bellin showing its main towns and geographical features and its relation to Cuba and Santo Domingo. Published in Paris in 1753.
A finely engraved copper plate map that covers Chili and most of Argentina. Good detail of the region around Buenos Ayres and the Rio de la Plata. Santiago here is named Rioja. A large inset details Tierra del Fuego and the Strait of Magellan. From “Atlante Novissimo, illustrato ed accresciuto sulle osservazioni, e scoperte fatte dai piu’ celebri e piu’ recenti cartografi” by Antonio Zatta published in Venice in 1779. [cod.1020/15]
Uncommon detailed map of Holy Land centered on Jerusalem. It is orientated with north to the left and based on Adrichom’s map of 1590. In the title Coronelli is granted as mapmaker but the nice map is from an unidentified work (perhaps an 8° french volume) because Coronelli never published a map of the Holy Land. Not in Laor.
An exceptional 1932 bird’s eye view map of the city of Quebec, Canada by Samuel Herbert Maw. The densely filled map displays parks, buildings, named streets and historic notations embellished by numerous coats of arms and a large compass rose. Born in England, Maw was an architect, delineator, etcher, cartographer and designer. After winning the Sloane Medallion from the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1905 and showing at the Royal Academy in London in 1909, Maw moved to Canada where he spent the remainder of his successful career designing buildings, squares and landmarks. He is best known for his perspective drawings, such as this one, heralded as “a masterpiece of Canadian cartography, a bird’s-eye view of Quebec City, begun in 1926 and completed in 1932, in which he accurately rendered every single building in the Old Town and surrounding area, complete with a hand-drawn cartouche and historical notes on the significance of the buildings shown.
Lovely copper engraved maps of Cuba above Hispaniola, with smaller insets of Havana, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Margarita. Usual printer?s defect for this edition at right where border did not print due the damage of the copper. Otherwise very good. 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
Lovely engraved map based on the cartography by C. Franz Radefeld (1788-1874) showing in high detail the Pacific Ocean. 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 desti
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]
Lovely engraved map based on the cartography by C. Franz Radefeld (1788-1874) showing the Arkansas, Mississipi, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida Panhandle. Inset of New Oreleans suurndings. 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
Lovely engraved map based on the cartography by C. Franz Radefeld (1788-1874) showing part of United States which includes insets of New York City, Philadelphia, Niagara Falls, Albany, Pittsburgh and the Baltimore – Washington DC area. 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
Detailed lovely map of ancient Egypt by Eduard Dumas-Vorzet showing also the plans of Alexandria, Thebes and Menphis. From the famous Atlas Universel d’Histoire et de Geographie by Marie Nicolas Bouillet published in Paris in 1877.
Interesting map showing the British Raj (extended over almost all present-day India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh) by Eduard Dumas-Vorzet from the famous Atlas Universel d’Histoire et de Geographie by Marie Nicolas Bouillet published in Paris in 1877.
Very fine map of Brazil 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) [cod.1091/15]
A lovely and uncommon map showing the French establishments in India published in Paris by the pharmaceutical laboratories Neutroses-Vichy in 1939 at Petit Jean. The French establishments of Pondichéry, Karikal, Yanaon, Mahé and Chandernagore are all in the Indian peninsula and are symbolized by small vignette.