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  1. DESCRITTIONE DEL MAPPA MONDO.

    DESCRITTIONE DEL MAPPA MONDO.

    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. Learn More
    £600

    Date of Publication: 1590

    Published: Venice:

    Stock Code: 53261

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  2. CARTA DA NAVIGARE.

    CARTA DA NAVIGARE.

    World Map for mariners.
    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 popular atlas between 1576 and 1713. Learn More
    £480

    Date of Publication: 1590

    Published: Venice:

    Stock Code: 53262

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  3. MAPPA MONDO.

    MAPPA MONDO.

    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. Learn More
    £350

    Date of Publication: 1590

    Published: Venice:

    Stock Code: 54322

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  4. Four Continents Africa, America, Asia, Europe.

    Four Continents Africa, America, Asia, Europe.

    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 to both sides and cities to top border, title cartouche top right, elephants, lions, hyena, ostriches and monkey, ships and sea monsters. Learn More
    £17,500

    Date of Publication: 1627

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    Stock Code: 52184

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  5. GEOGRAPHIAE SACRE TABULA QUAE TOTIUS ORBIS PARTES CONTINET.

    GEOGRAPHIAE SACRE TABULA QUAE TOTIUS ORBIS PARTES CONTINET.

    Size: 280 195 mm. (11 7 inches).
    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 colour are rare. 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. Learn More
    £220

    Date of Publication: 1700

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    Stock Code: 54054

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  6. SPHERE.

    SPHERE.

    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. Nicolas Bion was a famous French mathematical and scientific instrument maker. Learn More
    £175

    Date of Publication: 1700

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    Stock Code: 54377

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  7. A New Map of the World.

    A New Map of the World.

    Showing the Course of Sr. Francis Drake, William Schouten, and Capt. William Dampiers Voyages Round it.
    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 Magellan, Drake, Cavendish, Schouten, Hawkins, Narbrough, and Dampier. Learn More
    £1,650

    Date of Publication: 1705

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    Stock Code: 56026

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  8. Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula.

    Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula.

    [World Map]
    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 scenes of the heavens, warfare, agriculture, sailing ships and sea-monsters. Learn More
    £12,500

    Date of Publication: 1715

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    Stock Code: 53006

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  9. THEATRUM HISTORICUM...pars orientalis/THEATRUM HISTORICUM...Pars Occidentalis
    £650

    Date of Publication: 1716

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    Stock Code: 56105

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  10. GLOBE CELESTE. GLOBE TERESTRE.

    GLOBE CELESTE. GLOBE TERESTRE.

    Planche 37. Pag.260 and Planche 20. Pag. 145
    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 monde [Paris 1699] and Traité de la construction et des principaux usages des instrumens de mathématiques [Paris 1709]. Learn More
    £195

    Date of Publication: 1728

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    Stock Code: 58287

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

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

    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 was cartographer to both the French and English Royal Courts. Learn More
    £185

    Date of Publication: 1747

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    Stock Code: 54752

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

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

    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 was cartographer to both the French and English Royal Courts. Learn More
    £200

    Date of Publication: 1747

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    Stock Code: 54361

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  13. Globe Terrestre Globe Cleste together with Sphre Droite Sphre Parallele.

    Globe Terrestre Globe Cleste together with Sphre Droite Sphre Parallele.

    Repair to the bottom right-hand margin and central fold of Sphre Droite Sphre Parallele. Very good.
    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. Learn More
    £575

    Date of Publication: 1770

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    Stock Code: 52594

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  14. Nova Totius TERRARUM ORBIS TABULA.

    Nova Totius TERRARUM ORBIS TABULA.

    [World Map]
    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 the heavens, warfare, agriculture, sailing ships and sea-monsters. Learn More
    £3,500

    Date of Publication: 1781

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    Stock Code: 62831

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  15. MAP OF THE WORLD FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES.

    MAP OF THE WORLD FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES.

    A charming world map in two hemispheres, title at top centre. Learn More
    £120

    Date of Publication: 1807

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    Stock Code: 52847

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  16. Islands of Importance,

    Islands of Importance,

    Not delineated at large in the other maps of the atlas.
    An interesting map of a range of islands from all over the world, presented in inset form. Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: 1858

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    Stock Code: 65655

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  17. Mappe-Monde.

    Mappe-Monde.

    geo-hydrographique, ou description generale du globe terrestre et aquatique en deux-plans-hemispheres; ou sont exactement remarquées en General Toutes les Parties de la Terre et de l’Eau Suivant les relations les plus nouvelles...
    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 Asia and North America and South America continues to bulge alarmingly. Ornate baroque style scenes in each of the four corners depict the four seasons of each year; title along top edge. Learn More
    £6,750

    Date of Publication: c.1686

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    Stock Code: 54591

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  18. ATLAS NOVUS. Terrarum Orbis Imperia.

    ATLAS NOVUS. Terrarum Orbis Imperia.

    Size: 29 x 50 cm. (11 x 19 inches).
    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 globe. In the foreground Neptune, with his trident and Hermes with his winged helmet and cadduceus, talk to a seated man. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: c.1700.

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    Stock Code: 54470

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  19. DIVISION DU GLOBE TERRESTRE.

    DIVISION DU GLOBE TERRESTRE.

    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 terms of accuracy and design. Chiquet's delightful Nouveau et Curieux Atlas was typical product of the time. Learn More
    £145

    Date of Publication: c.1719

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    Stock Code: 53275

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  20. Nova Orbis Tabula in Lucem Edita, A.F. de Wit.

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

    Map Monde.
    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 ..." Shirley, R.W. The Mapping of the World page 468. This is state two with the cherubs in the cusps. Learn More
    £7,400

    Date of Publication: c1680, Second state.

    Published:

    Stock Code: 53213

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