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Spotlight

Summer 2018

The San Francisco Map Fair - September 21-23, 2018

San Francisco Map Fair

We will be exhibiting for the first time at the San Francisco Map Fair, held at the The Lodge at the Regency Center

Details of the venue, opening hours, lectures and other events can be found on the fair website
https://sanfranciscomapfair.com

A limited number of tickets to the Preview Cocktail Party and VIP Passes to the fair are available from the organisers. Discounts are offered for early registration.

We will be publishing an e-catalogue of our exhibits about a week before the show: to ensure you get it please sign up for our newsletter

May 2018

The ABA Rare Book Fair London


We are exhibiting again at this prestigious book fair, now in its new venue at Battersea Evolution, from 24th-26th May, 2018.

For full details of the fair click here

One of our exhibits will be a magnificent three-volume Blaeu atlas from 1645.

May 2018

The ABA Rare Book Fair London


We are exhibiting again at this prestigious book fair, now in its new venue at Battersea Evolution, from 24th-26th May, 2018.

For full details of the fair click here

One of our exhibits will be a magnificent three-volume Blaeu atlas from 1645.

March 2018

Monsters on Maps

Chet Van Duzer: Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps

Chet Van Duzer has just visited our gallery and we took the opportunity to get him to sign copies of his marvellous book on sea monsters on maps.

Mythological creatures as cartographic art have always been popular and this is a readable guide to the origins of some of the concepts.

We have limited numbers of signed copies so order quickly!

Rughesi Sea Monster, item
Click here to see some of our favourite monsters

February 2018

Miami International Map Fair 2018

Altea Gallery e-Catalogue 4

We had a very successful
25th Miami International Map Fair
held on February 3-4, 2018 at:

HistoryMiami
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130
http://www.historymiami.org/mapfair/

History Miami's photographs
recording the fair can be
browsed on Facebook

We compiled an e-catalogue for the fair
View on issuu
Browse on our website

October 2017

Altea e-Catalogue 4

Altea Gallery e-Catalogue 4

'No body knows what'

Our latest mini-catalogue features a selection of maps published over a span of 400 years, which show not only some of the more unusual cartographical features to appear, but also the voids in knowledge that explorers like Cook ventured into.

View on issuu

Spring 2017

Publication of Altea Catalogue 4

Altea Gallery Catalogue 1

To coincide with the London International Antiquarian Book Fair (Olympia. 1st, 2nd & 3rd June) and the London Map Fair (Royal Geographical Society, 17th & 18th June), we will be issuing a new printed catalogue: 'Cartouches, Creatures and Caricature', a selection of rare and interesting items illustrating the mapmaker's art.

View Catalogue 4 on issuu

November 2016

Publication of 'The Phantom Atlas'

Altea Gallery Catalogue 1

To celebrate the publication of The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps by Edward Brook-Hitching, we have compiled a selection of items illustrating some of the weird and wonderful anomalies that appear on maps.

View the List

September 2016

350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, 2nd - 5th September 1666

Altea Gallery Catalogue 1

Before

London During the Fire

During

Altea Gallery Catalogue 1

After

AUGUST 2016

Serio-Comic Maps of Europe

Altea Gallery Catalogue 1

We have just prepared a short e-catalogue of serio-comic maps of Europe in times of crisis, pertinent as 'Brexit' approaches!

A PDF version can be viewed on issuu

 

SUMMER 2016

Our third printed catalogue

Altea Gallery Catalogue 1

Our Catalogue 3 is now available at our gallery

A PDF version can be viewed on issuu

 

 

FEBRUARY 2016

The important Visscher map of New England and two derivatives

Viisscher's Novi Belgii The first map of New England to include a prospect of New Amsterdam
Viisscher's Novi Belgii The Dutch acceptance of New York
Viisscher's Novi Belgii

With the 'Restitutio' view of the enlarged New York

SUMMER 2015

Our second printed catalogue

Altea Gallery Catalogue 1

Our Catalogue 2 is currently going to print

A PDF version can be viewed here

A price list is available on request

 

 

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