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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

Anonymous. [A double hemisphere world map with California as an island]
Typus Orbis Terrarum. German? c.1700. Coloured. 175 x 255mm.
A small-format map of the world, showing the 'islands' of California and Korea, an indistinct Cape Horn and a Great Southern Continent. Under the map are representations of the Four Seasons, with a salamander for fire, eagle for air, flowers for earth and a pair of unrealistic dolphins for water.
[Ref: 16640]    £750.00 ($973 • €871 rates)


Anonymous. [Souvenir flag for the Silver Jubileee of King George V & Queen Mary. with a map of the British Empire]
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary. 1910-1935. 1935. Colour-printed wood engraving on linen. 570 x 820mm.
A souvenir flag published for the silver jubilee (twenty-five years on the throne) of King George V and Queen Mary. Below their images is a double-hemisphere world map with the British Empire coloured red and a coat of arms.
[Ref: 18048]    £980.00 ($1,271 • €1,138 rates)


Anonymous. [Souvenir flag for the Coronation of Edward VIII with a map of the British Empire]
Coronation King Edward VIII. 1937. Printed 1936. Colour-printed wood engraving on linen. 540 x 840mm.
A souvenir flag published in anticipation of the coronation of Edward VIII. A portrait of the King, a double-hemisphere world map with the British Empire coloured red and the Royal Arms are illustrated over a Union Jack background. The flag was printed in 1936 ready for the Coronation which was to take place the following year. However, Edward VIII chose love and marriage to Mrs Wallis Simpson rather than the throne and crown. Edward abdicated on 11th December 1936 and George VI was crowned instead.
[Ref: 17492]    £1,100.00 ($1,427 • €1,277 rates)


  AMERICA 
 North America 

Anonymous. [A map of North America after Cook's Third Voyage]
Amerique Septentrionale. Paris, c. 1785. Coloured. 200 x 225mm.
A small format map of North America showing the mapping of the Pacific coast by Captain Cook on his Third Voyage, but pre-dating Vancouver's discoveries of 1791-2.
[Ref: 17179]    £160.00 ($208 • €186 rates)


 Eastern Seaboard 

Anonymous. [A map of Pennsylvania with an early use of 'Pittsburg']
Map of the Province of Pensilvania. London: T.Kinnersley, 1759, Sheet 135 x 210mm.
A map of the Province of Pennsylvania published to illustrate the conflict between the British, French and their native allies for control of the area during the Seven Years' War (known as the 'French and Indian War in America). In particular it marks Fort Duquesne, a French fort on the Ohio River. In September 1758 the British attacked the fort: an advanced force was crushed by the French, who then burned the fort and retreated before the main force arrived. The British then rebuilt it as Fort Pitt, which evolved into Pittsburgh. This map was published in 'The Grand Magazine of Magazines. or Universal Register', which was mostly written by David Henry. Published as a competitor to the 'Gentleman's Magazine', Henry appears not to have scruples about the sources of his illustrations; this map seems to have been adapted from Kitchin's map for the 'London Magazine', published in 1756, before these events. Thus this map is marked 'F.t du Quesne now called Pittsburg', a very early usage of the name.
[Ref: 14688]    £650.00 ($843 • €755 rates)


Anonymous. [A 19th century view of the harbour of Boston frozen over]
The Cunard Royal Mail Steamship Britannia (John Hewitt, Commander). As she appeared leaving her dock at East Boston February 3d. 1844 bound from Boston to Liverpool. Boston: Cunard Steamship Company, 1876. Tinted lithograph finished with hand colour. Sheet 550 x 710mm.
The second edition of this uncommon view of Boston harbour icebound, first published in 1844, showing the people of the city standing on the ice watching the 'Britannia' escaping. In January 1844 a severe cold snap caused Boston Harbour to freeze over, a rare occurrence. According to the title the local merchants paid for a canal to be cut through ice seven miles long, allowing this paddle steamer to leave. Although the print was published to celebrate the achievement, it backfired as it showed the harbour could be put out of action, unlike New York.
[Ref: 19265]    £1,850.00 ($2,399 • €2,148 rates)


 West Indies 

Anonymous. [Map of Martinique to illustrate news of the Seven Years' War]
Martinico one of the French Caribbee Islands in the West Indies. London: T.Kinnersley, 1759, Sheet 105 x 205mm. Narrow bottom margin.
A map of the French colony of Martinique. Because of the importance of the island's sugar to the French economy it became a target for British operations during the Seven Years' War (1756-63). Late in 1758 a fleet was sent to the West Indies with orders to attack French and Spanish Colonies, including Martinique, Guadeloupe and Cuba. Martinique was attacked in January 1759, but the British gave up the assault without realising how close the French were to capitulation, moving on to take Guadeloupe. They successfully took the island in 1762 but handed it back the following year in the Treaty of Paris. This map was published in the April edition of 'The Grand Magazine of Magazines. or Universal Register'. Mostly written by David Henry, the magazine was published as a competitor to the 'Gentleman's Magazine'. The circulation was never high and it folded in 1760.
[Ref: 14899]    £160.00 ($208 • €186 rates)


  ASIA 
 China 

Anonymous. [A locally-published plan of Victoria, Hong Kong]
Plan of the City of Victoria, Hong Kong. 1874. Reduced from the Government Plan, & Published for ''The Chronicle & Directory for China, Japan, The Philippines, &c." Hong Kong: Daily Press Office, 1874. Lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 280 x 890mm. Binding folds flattened.
A scarce plan of Victoria on a scale of 160 feet to an inch, showing from Kennedy Town east to Causeway Bay. The 'Chronicle' was an an annual guide for trading in the Far East.
[Ref: 18678]    £2,200.00 ($2,853 • €2,554 rates)


Anonymous. [A bird's-eye view of West Lake, Hangzhou]
[Chinese characters] Hang Zhou Xi Hu Guan Jing Tu. Hangzhou? n.d., c.1955. Chromolithograph. Sheet 530 x 760mm.
An elevated view of Xi Hu (West Lake), a freshwater lake in Hangzhou, with numerous temples, pagodas and gardens. It was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.
[Ref: 17596]    £650.00 ($843 • €755 rates)


 India 

Anonymous. [A view of the French East India Company's warehouses at Pondicherry]
Vue des Magazins de la Compagnie des Indes a Pontichery, de l'Amiraute et de la maison du Gouverneur. Paris, c.1760. Original colour. 260 x 425mm.
A vüe-d'optique of the warehouses of the French East India Company in Puducherry. The view is engraved in reverse for use in a zograscope, an optical device that used mirrors and lenses to create perspetive.
[Ref: 18871]    £200.00 ($259 • €232 rates)


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