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First editions and rare atlases from the 17th century onward, including copies in fine bindings.

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  1. Very impressive large map including parts of British India, Russian Turkestan, Bokhara, Persia and Baluchistan.
    AFGHANISTAN. Very impressive large map including parts of British India, Russian Turkestan, Bokhara, Persia and Baluchistan.

    Dehra Dún : 1901

    Rare and very striking wall map of Afghanistan, dated June 1901, compiled under the orders of the Surveyors General of India Major-General Charles Strahan (1895-99) and Colonel St. George Corbet Gore (1899-1904): an online search of institutional libraries records copies at just 3 institutional libraries world-wide (British Library, Wisconsin and Bayerische... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 129882

  2. [Atlas: a set of jigsaw puzzles:]
    BARBIE DU BOCAGE, Jean Guillaume. [Atlas: a set of jigsaw puzzles:]

    Paris : [c.mid-late 18th century]

    A complete set of this children's jigsaw puzzle game. Each puzzle consists of approximately 30 parts, except the provinces of France, with 89 pieces. Jean Denis Barbie du Bocage (1760-1825) and his son Jean-Guillaume Barbie du Bocage (1795-1848) were French cartographers and cosmographers. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 108475

  3. Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre,
    BONNE, Rigobert. Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre,

    [Geneva : 1780?]

    An attractive copy of this popular atlas, published to accompany Raynal's 1788 Historique Philosophique et Politique des Etablissemens et du Commerce dans les deux Indes. Several printings are known, with variant engravings. Bonne was a significant figure in the development of cartography, prioritizing accuracy and detail over decoration. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 131914

  4. Il Mar Baltico e sue Coste descritti e illustrati.
    BOSCHETTI, Ambrogio. Il Mar Baltico e sue Coste descritti e illustrati.

    Trieste : 1854

    First and only edition, attractive and uncommon, just seven copies on WorldCat, four of them in Italy and one apiece in the USA (Harvard), Germany (Bayerische Staatsbiblioothek), and Switzerland (Sistema Bibliotecario Ticinese); no copy in the UK. A timely and thorough description of the Baltic and the cities of its coast, published during the Crimean... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 79397

  5. Relationi Universali...
    BOTERO, Giovanni. Relationi Universali...

    Venice : 1640

    First published in 1592. Giovanni Botero (1533-1617) was Secretary to the Duke of Savoy when he compiled his Relationi Universali; "this political and geographical description of the different countries of the world was very successful and translated into a number of languages" (Burden), including English (London 1603). Burden also notes that "for this... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 117390

  6. The Times Atlas of the World.
    BROCKMAN, Stuart (binder). The Times Atlas of the World.

    London : 1993

    A superb binding executed by Stuart Brockman, for the celebrated Wardington collection of atlases, which contained many designer bindings commissioned by Lord Wardington.

    Stuart Brockman (b.1972) is the son of the bookbinder James Brockman. Trained by his father and now working alongside him in Oxfordshire, Stuart was elected as a Fellow of Designer... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 142425

  7. Karta sredney Azia. (Map of Central Asia.)
    CENTRAL ASIA. Karta sredney Azia. (Map of Central Asia.)

    Moscow : 1878

    First created in 1863, as Russia began its concerted expansion into the Central Asian khanates, considerably upping the stakes in the Great Game, this map covers an area bounded by Lake Urma, Iran in the West, into the Akmolinskaya Oblast in the North, Tien-Shan in the East, and as far as the Gulf of Oman and Balochistan in the South. It was updated... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 128957

  8. 145519
    CRIMEA. Statistiko-ekonomicheskiy atlas Kryma [Statistical and Economic Atlas of Crimea].

    Simferopol : 1922

    First and only edition of this scarce informational atlas compiled and published by the regional statistical department for the Crimea, and consisting of arresting visual representations: thematic maps, line and bar graphs, pie charts, and a number of hybrids thereof. The text unusually given in both Russian and Arabic. An attractive, but intrinsically... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 145519

  9. Atlas geographique et universel.
    DELISLE, Guillaume; Philippe Buache; & Jean Claude Dezauche. Atlas geographique et universel.

    Paris : 1789

    First edition thus and uncommon (just four listings on WorldCat, three of these for the BNF, and no complete copy at auction for 30 years). Jean-Claude Dezauche was one of the geographer-publishers most influential in the establishment of the French theoretical approach to cartography. This movement, which downplayed the decorative elements esteemed... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 51612

  10. Russia & Turkey: Gregory's Map of the Seat of War on the Danube, Baltic, & Asia, Shewing the Position of the Hostile Armies.
    GREGORY, Isaac, & George Falkner. Russia & Turkey: Gregory's Map of the Seat of War on the Danube, Baltic, & Asia, Shewing the Position of the Hostile Armies.

    London : 1854

    Uncommon strategical map covering the region from Galicia in the north to Navarino in the south, from Mostar in the west to Tiflis in the east. Undated, but the latest date in the explanatory notes is 1852, and the British Library date their copy to 1854. It seems likely that this map, although it relates entirely to the Russo-Turkish War of 1828-9,... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 135954

  11. Railway System of India.
    INDIAN RAILWAYS. Railway System of India.

    Calcutta : 1902

    Well presented map depicting the latest developments in the Indian railways covering the subcontinent from Baluchistan and Kashmir in the North to the Malay Peninsula in the East. This 1:5,068,800 map shows the state of the system at the beginning of a period of wide expansion, just one year after the establishment of the Indian Railway Board.

    Though... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 129657

  12. Map of Western Siberia with the Kyrgyz Steppe.
    KAZAKHSTAN. Map of Western Siberia with the Kyrgyz Steppe.

    1848

    Impressive and important map covering most of the territory of modern Kazakhstan, an area referred to throughout the 19th century as the Kyrgyz Steppe. Unquestionably one of the first detailed maps that show the region, based on modern scientific surveys. The map shows both capitals of the country - Almaty (at that time called Verniy) and Astana (at... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 121040

  13. A new and complete system of Universal Geography;
    KELLY, Christopher. A new and complete system of Universal Geography;

    London, : 1815-17

    First edition. The firm of Thomas Kelly, famous for Kelly's Directory, was founded in 1799 and carried on the Paternoster Row tradition of publishing this and similar compendia of useful information, copiously illustrated, for the growing middle class readership. Learn More
    £1,800.00

    Stock Code: 33351

  14. An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Clinton County, Ohio.
    LAKE, GRIFFING, & STEVENSON. An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Clinton County, Ohio.

    Philadelphia : 1876

    First edition, no copies traced in British libraries; OCLC traces copies in American institutions only. A history of the county is accompanied by detailed plans of all its large towns, the views providing a charming picture of late nineteenth-century American prosperity. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 22544

  15. Atlas Minor.
    MERCATOR, Gerardus, & Jodocus Hondius. Atlas Minor.

    Amsterdam : 1634

    An attractive copy of Mercator and Hondius's Atlas, unrestored in a contemporary binding. In 1628 Joannis Janssonius, spotting a gap in the Dutch market for a small format portable atlas, commissioned this edition, enlisting Abraham Goos and Pieter van den Keere - two of the most accomplished engravers of their day - to engrave the maps. The edition... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 130977

  16. The Mediterranean Pilot:
    MICHELOT, Henri. The Mediterranean Pilot:

    London : 1715

    First English edition. Exceedingly uncommon, a single copy cited by Adams & Waters, at the Ministry of Defence, and only one other copy located in ESTC, Library Hub, and WorldCat, at Oxford. Not found in the National Maritime Museum's online catalogue.

    This translation of Michelot's Le portulan de partie de la Mer Mediterranee (Marsailles, 1703)... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 125965

  17. The Gallery of Geography: A Pictorial and Descriptive Tour of the World.
    MILNER, Thomas. The Gallery of Geography: A Pictorial and Descriptive Tour of the World.

    London : 1864

    First edition, an attractively bound copy. Little is known about the author, Rev. Thomas Milner, d.1882, whose numerous publications involved science, religion and travel, and enjoyed great success in both Great Britain and America. As mentioned, this copy is missing one plate and has therefore been priced accordingly. Learn More
    £185.00

    Stock Code: 136880

  18. Atlas Geographus: or, a Compleat System of Geography, Ancient and Modern...
    MOLL, Herman. Atlas Geographus: or, a Compleat System of Geography, Ancient and Modern...

    London : 1712

    First edition in book form, volume III of five, covering Asia, complete in itself and with all listed maps, charts, plates and tables, including maps of Arabia, Persia, India, China, East Indies, Japan, Tartary and Independent Tartary. The complete set of five volumes is notably scarce, and individual volumes highly uncommon. "In 1711, Moll founded... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 94077

  19. Supplementen zu Sohr's Hand atlas.
    SOHR-BERGHAUS ATLAS. Supplementen zu Sohr's Hand atlas.

    Leipzig and Glogau : 1850

    The 1850 supplement to the Sohr-Berghaus Hand-Atlas, comprising in total 40 maps, including Texas, and a world map. The atlas and its supplements were published in various editions from 1847 to 1906. Sohr is a pseudonym, probably of Friedrich Handtke, the editor and main cartopgrapher; from 1848 onwards the inclusion of three maps contributed by the... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 137729

  20. England Wales Scotland and Ireland Described and Abridged.
    SPEED, John. England Wales Scotland and Ireland Described and Abridged.

    [London : 1627

    Second miniature edition of Speed's atlas of Great Britain and Ireland, following the edition of 1620, and showing the mapped landscape of Britain as it would have been known to Shakespeare.

    The "farr larger Voulume Done by John Speed" is a reference to the famous Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine (1611), issued in folio. Thomas Chubb explains... Learn More
    £6,750.00

    Stock Code: 115052

  21. Karta Zakaspiyskogo Kraya. Sostavlena po Noveyshim Svedeniyam v Voyenno-Topograficheskom Otdele Kavkazskogo Voyennogo Okruga
    STEBNITSKY, Ieronym Ivanovich. Karta Zakaspiyskogo Kraya. Sostavlena po Noveyshim Svedeniyam v Voyenno-Topograficheskom Otdele Kavkazskogo Voyennogo Okruga

    [Tiflis] : 1875

    One of the earliest detailed maps to be made of the Transcaspian region - the area between the eastern shore of the Caspian Sea and the Aral Sea - which in the years immediately following the issue of this map, was annexed piecemeal to the Russian Empire following a series of brutal campaigns led by Generals Lomakin, Skobelev, and Annenkov. The map... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 109039

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