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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.

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Spring 2017

Pending 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.

Catalogue 4 will be available at the fairs

Further details of the Fairs

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.

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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 here

 

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 here

 

 

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

 

Monsters on Maps

Chet Van Duzer: Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps

The British Library has just published a book on sea monsters on maps

Mythological creatures as cartographic art have always been popular, and at last there is a guide to the origins of some of the concepts.

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

 

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