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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

BLAEU, Johannes. [Joannes Blaeu's double-hemisphere world map with superior colour]
Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula. Amsterdam, 1662, Latin text edition. Exceptional original colour, with gold and silver highlights. 415 x 540mm. Minor repair to split in centre fold in lower margin.
The new double-hemisphere world map, drawn up by Johannes Blaeu to replace the map first issued by his father Willem in 1606 and used in their atlases from 1630. The quality of the original colour suggests it was coloured by one of the most famous Dutch colourists, Dirk Janszoon van Santen. This new map is a great departure in style, being double-hemisphere rather than on the former's Mercator Projection. Above the map are allegorical figures of the planets, the sun & moon, with two cartographers at the sides. Underneath are allegorical figures of the Four Seasons, each drawn by either birds or animals. The cartography is much improved, with the removal of the Great Southern Continent and the addition of the pre-Cook outlines of Australia and New Zealand. Unfortunately Blaeu has chosen to show California as an island, dropping the peninsular depiction of his father. This example comes from the first issue of the 'Atlas Major', the first atlas to contain this map. SHIRLEY: World 428.
[Ref: 16806]    £20,000.00 ($25,400 • €22,720 rates)


  AMERICA 
 West Indies 

BLAEU, Johannes. [17th century chart of the Lesser Antilles]
Canibales Insulæ. Amsterdam, c.1662, blank verso. Original colour with additions. 420 x 530mm. Some creasing flattened.
The Lesser Antilles, orientated with north to the right, showing from eastern Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to Trinidad and the Venezuelan coast. As the map only appeared from 1662 in the Americas volume of Blaeu's final atlas, the 'Atlas Major', it is comparatively uncommon.
[Ref: 15193]    £850.00 ($1,080 • €966 rates)


 Brazil 

BLAEU, Johannes. [Bahia de Todos los Sanctos]
Sinus Omnium Sanctoru. Amsterdam, 1662, Latin edition. Original colour with additions. 385 x 500mm.
The Bay of Santos, with an inset plan of San Salvador and a scroll title cartouche. As the map only appeared from 1662 in the Americas volume of Blaeu's final atlas, the 'Atlas Major', it is comparatively uncommon. KOEMAN: Bl 56.
[Ref: 10057]    £600.00 ($762 • €682 rates)


  ASIA 
 India 

BLAEU, Johannes. [The Mughal Empire in northern India]
Magni Mogolis Imperium. Amsterdam: 1662, Latin text. Coloured. 370 x 500mm.
The Mughal Empire, showing northern India, parts of Afghanistan and Bengal. Although much of the interior is blank or filled with vignette elephants and camels, the important trade routes can be traced by the strings of town names. Of particular interest is the route from Surat in Gujarat to Agra, Delhi and Lahore, through the Khyber Pass to Jelalabad and Kabul: this was a southern spur of the Silk Road, KOEMAN 2: 601B.
[Ref: 10893]    £450.00 ($572 • €511 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 

BLAEU, Johannes. [The famous depiction of Anglo-Saxon Britain]
Britannia prout divisa fuit temporibus Anglo-Saxonium presertim durante illorum Heptarchia. Amsterdam, 1642, Spanish text edition. Fine original colour. 415 x 530mm.
The famous 'Saxon Heparchy', one of the most decorative maps of the British Isles. England is shown divided into the seven Saxon kingdoms with seven elaborate vignettes in full colour down the sides. On the left are full-length portraits of the Anglo Saxon founders of the kingdoms: on the right are the various methods used to convert their successors to Christianity, including violence and nagging. This map closely follows Speeds prototype edition of 1611 KOEMAN: Bl 66A.
[Ref: 17584]    £3,250.00 ($4,128 • €3,692 rates)


 English Counties 

BLAEU, Johannes. [17th century map of Devon]
Devonia vulgo Devonshire. Amsterdam, 1646-, blank verso. Original colour. 395 x 500mm. Stain on right edge, printer's crease.
Decorative antique map of Devon, with a Royal crest, decorative cartouches for title and scale and eight family coats of arms plus two blanks at right. Koeman does not list an edition with blank reverses.
[Ref: 12214]    £850.00 ($1,080 • €966 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [17th century map of Cambridgeshire in vibrant original colours]
Cantabrigiensis Comitatus. Cambridge Shire. Amsterdam, 1646-, blank verso. Original colour. 425 x 520mm. Narrow top margin, old ink mss. number in top border, stain in left margin
Decorative antique map of Cambridge, with two Royal crests, a title cartouche, 17 crests relating to the colleges plus one blank and seven family coats of arms plus one blank. Koeman does not list an edition with blank reverses.
[Ref: 12215]    £950.00 ($1,207 • €1,079 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [17th century map of Leicestershire in vibrant original colours]
Leicestensis Comitatus, Leicestershire. Amsterdam, 1646-, blank verso. Original colour. 380 x 495mm. Old ink mss. number in top margin, small tear in lower margin repaired.
Decorative antique map of Leicestershire, with two Royal crests, fine cartouches for title and scale, and eight family coats of arms plus two blanks. Koeman does not list an edition with blank reverses.
[Ref: 12216]    £550.00 ($699 • €625 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [Map of Essex published during the English Civil War]
Essexia Comitatus. Amsterdam, c.1646, German text edition. Original colour. 420 x 530mm, with wide margins.
Decorative map of the county of Essex, with armorials, a royal crest and putti. Bottom left is a little depiction of London, with the old St Paul's Cathedral. On verso is a diagram of ancient barrows with deep burial chambers. KOEMAN: Bl 47b.
[Ref: 16106]    £650.00 ($826 • €738 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [17th century map of Westmorland in fine colour]
Westmoria Comitatus; Anglice Westmorland. Amsterdam, 1647, Latin text edition. Original colour. 385 x 500mm. Some spotting in margins.
A fine map of Westmorland, with elaborate cartouches for the title and scale, Royal crests and armorials. An early example, first published two years earlier. KOEMAN: Bl 44.
[Ref: 14619]    £580.00 ($737 • €659 rates)


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