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  1. Chart of the World
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    CARY, John.

    Chart of the World c1809

    £150

    A pleasant world map by the well respected and prolific English mapseller and publisher; John Cary. The map is divided up into into a grid of squares via latitude and longitude. A number of famous maritime explorer’s routes are traced, along with the years of … Read more

  2. Nova Totius TERRARUM ORBIS TABULA.
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    RENARD, Louis.

    Nova Totius TERRARUM ORBIS TABULA. 1781

    £3,500

    Lavishly decorated double hemisphere world map, with smaller maps of the poles, above and below centre. These are coloured by region, and show routes of major explorers. California is shown as an island. The hemispheres are surrounded by ornate illustrations showing striking scenes of … Read more

  3. Kleiner Lowe Und Luchs
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    HOFFMANN, Karl Frederich Vollrath.

    Kleiner Lowe Und Luchs 1835

    £120

    An interesting and unusual celestial plate, taken from Hoffmann’s ‘An Atlas of the Outline of the Heavens’. Read more

  4. Islands of Importance,
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    WELLER, Edward.

    Islands of Importance, 1858

    £150

    An interesting map of a range of islands from all over the world, presented in inset form. Read more

  5. The World in Planisphere.
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    MOLL, Herman.

    The World in Planisphere. c1695

    £750

    A lovely smaller map of the world, in twin hemispheres, by the well known and well respected London based, Flemish cartographer, Herman Moll. As well as a delightful title ribbon, there is in addition a global depiction of the North Pole. California is erroneously engraved … Read more

  6. Carte de L’Hemisphere Austral
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    BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas.

    Carte de L’Hemisphere Austral c1780

    £850

    This map was issed to help illustrate a French publication concerning Cook’s voyages in the region. The map is centred on the south pole, and it features Australia, New Zealand, South America and Southern Africa. Numerous exploration routes are shown, making this an interesting and … Read more

  7. Posizione Diversa Degliabitanti Della Terra
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    ZATTA, Antonio, Engraved by Zuliani & Pitteri.

    Posizione Diversa Degliabitanti Della Terra 1777.

    £145

    Antonio Zatta was one of the leading cartographers and publishers of the time, and his Atlante Novissimo was one of the most beautifully produced of 18th century atlases. He drew on the work of other cartographers- such as Captain Cook, for his maps … Read more

  8. Orbis Veteribus Notus.
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    WYLD, James. Engraved by HEWITT, N.R.

    Orbis Veteribus Notus. 1817

    £60

    Copper engraving. Original outline colour. Fine Condition. 22.5 x 29.5 cm. Read more

  9. INDIARUM ORIENTALIUM OCCIDENTALIUMQVE DESCRIPTIO
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    MAFFEI, Giovanni

    INDIARUM ORIENTALIUM OCCIDENTALIUMQVE DESCRIPTIO 1588

    £8,000

    World map, with large unexplored ‘Terra Australis’ and westward bulge to South America. Stippled sea with ships and sea monsters. ‘Giovanni Maffei’s account of the Portuguese accomplishments throughout India and the East. It was first published in Florence in 1588. A skilled engraver has … Read more

  10. VETERIS ORBIS CLIMATA EX STRABONE
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    CELLARIUS, Christophorus [Christopher Keller]

    VETERIS ORBIS CLIMATA EX STRABONE c1730

    £295

    An interesting and decorative map showing Europe, Asia and northern Africa surrounded by eight compass points worth of windheads, most likely by Christophorus Cellarius. The title translates to “Old World Climates according to Strabo”. Strabo was a renowned geographical scholar who lived between c.63 B.C. … Read more

  11. 1st Map of the World.
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    1st Map of the World. c1795

    £450

    Clear and simple map showing the outlines of continents of the western and eastern hemisphere. Read more

  12. [Untitled] Felis, Hydra, Crater, Sextans…
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    JAMIESON, Alexander.

    [Untitled] Felis, Hydra, Crater, Sextans… 1822

    £150

    A wonderful plate from the uncommon Celestial Atlas ‘A Systematic Display of the Heavens’. Published by G. & W.B. Whittaker, London. Read more

  13. GLOBES, CONSTRUCTION MECANIQUE DES GLOBES.
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    Engraved by BENARD.

    GLOBES, CONSTRUCTION MECANIQUE DES GLOBES. c.1775

    £70

    Interesting print showing all the elements of a globe and its construction. Read more

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    SANSON, Nicolas.

    1700, published by F.Halma, Amsterdam

    £125

    Nicolas Sanson was founder of the French school of mapmakers, at a time when the leadership in European cartography passed from the Low Countries to France. Read more

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    SANSON, Nicolas.

    1700, published by F.Halma, Amsterdam

    £145

    Nicolas Sanson was founder of the French school of mapmakers, at a time when the leadership in European cartography passed from the Low Countries to France. Read more

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    SANSON, Nicolas.

    1700, published by F.Halma, Amsterdam

    £125

    Nicolas Sanson was founder of the French school of mapmakers, at a time when the leadership in European cartography passed from the Low Countries to France. Read more

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    SANSON, Nicolas.

    1700, published by F.Halma, Amsterdam

    £125

    Nicolas Sanson was founder of the French school of mapmakers, at a time when the leadership in European cartography passed from the Low Countries to France. Read more

  18. GLOBE CELESTE. GLOBE TERESTRE.
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    BION, Nicolas.

    GLOBE CELESTE. GLOBE TERESTRE. 1728

    £195

    Attractive pair of prints showing a celestial and a terrestrial globe. Nicolas Bion was a French mathematician and maker of globes and scientific instruments. Author of two important works : L’Usage des globes celestes et terrestres, et des spheres, suivant les différents systèmes du … Read more

  19. GLOBE TERESTRE.
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    (Asia Globe)

    GLOBE TERESTRE. 1700.

    £300

    Handsome print of a globe outside a large building. The continent of Asia is facing us, a ribbon bearing the title is draped across the stand of the globe. Nicolas Sanson was founder of the French school of mapmakers, at a time when the leadership … Read more

  20. THEATRUM HISTORICUM…pars orientalis/THEATRUM HISTORICUM…Pars Occidentalis
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    DELISLE, Guillaume

    THEATRUM HISTORICUM…pars orientalis/THEATRUM HISTORICUM…Pars Occidentalis 1716.

    £650

    Sold as a pair. Read more

  21. A New Map of the World.
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    MOLL, Herman.

    A New Map of the World. 1705

    £1,650

    Attractive map of the world according to Mercator’s projection, with improvements, showing the northern coast line and part of the west and south coasts of Australia together with parts of Tasmania and New Zealand. From John Harris’s book on voyages of famous explorers such as … Read more

  22. NOUVELLE CARTE Illustrée de PLANISPHÉRE Elémentaire et Illustrée
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    VUILLEMIN, A.

    NOUVELLE CARTE Illustrée de PLANISPHÉRE Elémentaire et Illustrée 1857

    £1,200

    A magnificent map of the world by French cartographer Alexandre Vuillemin. It depicts the world in extraordinary detail with numerous decorative embellishments and prolific notations. Nautical routes between major cities are noted. There are also innumerable historical and textual notations throughout the map. Bottom portion … Read more

  23. A Circle of Winds consisting of 32 points commonly called the Mariner’s Compass / The Artificial Sphere.
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    BOWEN, Emanuel.

    A Circle of Winds consisting of 32 points commonly called the Mariner’s Compass / The Artificial Sphere. 1747

    £185 £74

    Two plates on one sheet. The left plate shows a compass rose with 32 wind directions, the left shows an armillary sphere. Both plates have cherubs with navigational equipment at lower right. Emmanuel Bowen was one of the leading English mapmakers of the eighteenth-century, and … Read more

  24. Mappe-Monde.
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    VALCK, Gerald.

    Mappe-Monde. c.1686

    £6,750 £4,725

    A splendid, highly decorative mappemonde, a twin hemisphere map with smaller hemispheres of the poles; an early state of the map. California is shown as an island, fragments of the coastlines of Australia and New Zealand are shown, as is the “Terre de Iesso” between … Read more

  25. ATLAS NOVUS. Terrarum Orbis Imperia.
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    HOMANN, Johann Baptist.

    ATLAS NOVUS. Terrarum Orbis Imperia. c.1700.

    £500 £200

    Sumptuously illustrated title page from Homann’s Atlas Novus. Two giants stand upon a globe, holding up the heavens, a flock of birds fly amongst sunrays, owls and other birds of the night fly in the moonlight at upper right. Four figures blow winds against the … Read more

  26. Mappe monde a l’usage de l’instruction.
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    DELISLE, Guillaume, & BUACHE, Philippe.

    Mappe monde a l’usage de l’instruction. 1808

    £1,500 £900

    When Guillaume De Lisle died in 1726, Philippe Buache succeeded him and revised many of his maps. Buache died in 1773, and was succeeded by Dezauche who, in 1808, revised and augmented this beautiful world map. It shows the latest discoveries – Australia and New … Read more

  27. SPHERE.
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    SANSON, Nicolas. Engraved by A. de Winter.

    SPHERE. 1700

    £175 £70

    An armillary sphere perused by three scholars at a table. Nicolas Sanson was founder of the French school of mapmakers, at a time when the leadership in European cartography passed from the Low Countries to France. This map was published in Bion’s treatise on globes. … Read more

  28. A Circle of Winds consisting of 32 points commonly called the Mariner’s Compass / The Artificial Sphere.
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    BOWEN, Emanuel.

    A Circle of Winds consisting of 32 points commonly called the Mariner’s Compass / The Artificial Sphere. 1747

    £200 £80

    Two plates on one sheet. The left plate shows a compass rose with 32 wind directions, the left shows an armillary sphere. Both plates have cherubs with navigational equipment at lower right. Emmanuel Bowen was one of the leading English mapmakers of the eighteenth-century, and … Read more

  29. MAPPA MONDO.
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    PORCACCHI DA CASTIGLIONE, Thomaso.

    MAPPA MONDO. 1590

    £350 £140

    A pretty oval map of the world. The maps for this atlas were engraved by Girolamo Porro from Padua, and are set within a page of text, with engraved headpiece and decorated initial. There were many editions of this popular atlas between 1576 and 1713. Read more

  30. GEOGRAPHIAE SACRE TABULA QUAE TOTIUS ORBIS PARTES CONTINET.
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    SANSON, Nicolas. Engraved by A. de Winter.

    GEOGRAPHIAE SACRE TABULA QUAE TOTIUS ORBIS PARTES CONTINET. 1700

    £220 £88

    Map of the ancient world around the Mediterranean. An inset map at lower left of the Nile delta and the Sinai shows the routes of the wanderings of the Israelites after they escaped from Egypt. Illustrated cartouche at top right. Maps by Sanson in original … Read more

  31. Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographia ac Hydrographia Tabula.
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    MERIAN, Matthaeus.

    Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographia ac Hydrographia Tabula. c.1646

    £1,500 £900

    A very attractive and detailed world map, laid out according to Mercator’s projection; text in German in ornamented gothic and Latin scripts; two polar hemispheres in the lower corners. The acclaimed Swiss engraver Matthew Merian prepared this world map from Blaeu’s world map, … Read more

  32. DIVISION DU GLOBE TERRESTRE.
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    CHIQUET, Jacques.

    DIVISION DU GLOBE TERRESTRE. c.1719

    £145 £58

    This plate shows two hemispheres, showing the equator, tropics and polar zones of the world, in the cusps and corners there are six smaller diagrams showing ‘Disposition des Parallels’ and ‘Explication des Zones’ etc. In the early eighteenth century, French cartography overtook the Dutch in … Read more

  33. CARTA DA NAVIGARE.
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    PORCACCHI DA CASTIGLIONE, Thomaso.

    CARTA DA NAVIGARE. 1590

    £480 £192

    Attractive world map, a mariner’s map with rhumb lines emanating from 16 points. The maps for this atlas were engraved by Girolamo Porro from Padua, and are set within a page of text, with engraved headpiece and decorated initial. There were many editions of this … Read more

  34. DESCRITTIONE DEL MAPPA MONDO.
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    PORCACCHI DA CASTIGLIONE, Thomaso.

    DESCRITTIONE DEL MAPPA MONDO. 1590

    £600 £360

    Oval map of the world. The maps for this atlas were engraved by Girolamo Porro from Padua, and are set within a page of text, with engraved headpiece and decorated initial. There were many editions of this popular atlas between 1576 and 1713. Read more

  35. Nova Orbis Tabula in Lucem Edita, A.F. de Wit.
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    WIT, Frederick de.

    Nova Orbis Tabula in Lucem Edita, A.F. de Wit. c1680, Second state.

    £7,400 £5,180

    A very beautiful and ornate world map. “De Wit’s map is one of the most attractive of its time. The brilliant scenes in the corners combine images of the four seasons, the elements, and the signs of the zodiac in a well-balanced and naturalistic way … Read more

  36. Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula.
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    RENARD, Louis.

    Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula. 1715

    £12,500 £8,750

    A striking and lavishly decorated double hemisphere world map, with smaller maps of the poles, above and below centre. These are coloured by region, and show routes of major explorers. California is shown as an island. The hemispheres are surrounded by ornate illustrations showing striking … Read more

  37. MAP OF THE WORLD FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES.
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    KINNERSLEY.

    MAP OF THE WORLD FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES. 1807.

    £120 £48

    A charming world map in two hemispheres, title at top centre. Read more

  38. Globe Terrestre Globe Céleste [together with] Sphère Droite Sphère Parallele.
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    BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis

    Globe Terrestre Globe Céleste [together with] Sphère Droite Sphère Parallele. 1770.

    £575 £345

    A most attractive print of a pair of globes, terrestrial and celestial. The border of flowers and map making equipment is printed from a separate plate. Read more

  39. Die Erst General Tafel.
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    MUNSTER, Sebastian, & Sebastian Petri.

    Die Erst General Tafel. 1588

    £2,100

    An attractive oval map showing the modern world after Ortelius, used in the later editions of Munster’s Cosmographia. The corners are decorated with florid vine leaves. The title is in Gothic German script on the top border. Above and below there are short … Read more

  40. [Four Continents] Africa, America, Asia, Europe.
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    SPEED, John.

    [Four Continents] Africa, America, Asia, Europe. 1627

    £17,500

    Magnificent set of maps of the four known continents, each map dated 1626 (but America actually 1631). “Africae, described the manners of their habits and buildinge; newly done into English by IS and published at the charges of G Humble” with five national costume figures … Read more

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