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Records: 1 to 9 of 9
  AMERICA 
 North America 

BLOME, Richard. [The first English folio atlas map of North America]
A New Mapp of America Septentrionale, Designed by Moūsieur Sanson, Geographer to the French King, & Rendred into English, & Illustrated by Richard Blome. By his Majesties Especiall Command... 1669. London, 1670. 385 x 485mm. Trimmed close to plate at sides due to the width of the map, Left margin restored.
A scarce map of North America, engraved by Francis Lamb and published in Blome's 'Geographical Description of the Four Parts of the World'. It is the first English map to show all five Great Lakes and has 'New Yorke' over an erasure, presumably 'New Amsterdam'. The dedication is to Cecil Calvert (1605 -1675), 2nd Baron Baltimore, the first Proprietor and Proprietary Governor of the Province of Maryland, and, in theory only, proprietor of the Province of Avalon on Newfoundland. As a catholic, Calvert promoted religious tolerance and showed great political acumen by retaining control of Maryland through the English Civil War, the Commonwealth and into the Restoration. BURDEN: 397, second state of five, first published state.
[Ref: 15173]    £3,200.00 ($4,137 • €3,712 rates)


  ASIA 

BLOME, Richard. [First folio sized map of Asia engraved in England]
A General Mapp of Asia. Designed by Mounsieur Sanson Geographer to the French King, and Rendred into English by Ric: Blome: by his Maj.tis Especial Command. London, 1670. Coloured. 410 x 555mm.
With a dedication; "To the Right Honorable & truly Noble Hernry Bennet Baron Arlington d'Arlington in Com Middlesex one of his Majesties Principall Secretaires of State &. This Mapp is humbli Dedicated by Ric: Blome". The map is the earliest folio map of Asia to be engraved and printed in England, as Speed's maps were engraved in Amsterdam.
[Ref: 15711]    £850.00 ($1,099 • €986 rates)


 Far East 

BLOME, Richard. [The first folio map of Tartary engraved in England]
A General Mapp of the Kingdoms of Tartaria. Designed by Monsieur Sanson, Geographer to the French King, and Rendred into English by Rick: Blome: by his Ma.tys Especiall Command. London, 1670. 265 x 400mm. A very fine impression.
A scarce map of Tartary, engraved by Thomas Burnford and published in Blome's 'Geographical Description of the Four Parts of the World'. It shows from the Caspian Sea east to the Great Wall of China. Blome financed his publications by selling space on his maps for the armorials of subscribers: here we have a dedication to Roger Vaughan (1641-72) of Bredwardine and Moccas. 'Flagellum Parliamentarium: Being Sarcastic Notices of Nearly Two Hundred Members of the First Parliament after the Restoration' describes Vaughan as ‘A pitiful pimping bedchamber-man to his Highness, and Captain of a foot Company’ (Charles II. He was killed at the naval Battle of Sole Bay, leaving his estate deep in debt.
[Ref: 15176]    £200.00 ($259 • €232 rates)


 The Holy Land 

BLOME, Richard. [A 17th century plan of classical Jerusalem]
Jerusalem. London, c.1689. Coloured. 430 x 530mm. Trimmed to lateral printed borders, margins replaced.
A city plan of Jerusalem by Richard Blome, engraved by Johannes Kip. Twelve vignettes surround the map on three borders, featuring biblical tombs and statues (King Solomon on one side and the High Priest on the other). Two scrolls, held aloft by putti, list 57 places of interest. One of the details shows a miniature bird's eye view of Sololmon's Temple.
[Ref: 19103]    £400.00 ($517 • €464 rates)


  AFRICA 

BLOME, Richard. [17th century map of Eastern and Southern Africa]
A Mapp of the HIgher and Lower Aethiopia, Comprehending ye Several Kingdomes, &c. in each. To Witt, in the Empire of the Abissines, The Coast of Zanguebar, Abex, and Aian, with the Kingdomes of Nubia, and Biafara, &c. In the Lower Aethiopia The Kingdom of Congo, ye Empire of the Monomotapa and Monoemugy, ye Coast and Landes of Cafres, and of this side Cape Negres, With the Isles of Madagascar, &c. London, 1670. 305 x 410mm.
A scarce map, engraved by Francis Lamb for Blome's 'Geographical Description of the Four Parts of the World', the second folio world atlas published in England. Originally issued in 1669 it has a dedication to Sir Robert Vyner (or Viner) (1631-1688), Sherriff of London during the Great Fire of 1666 and Lord Mayor in 1674. A goldsmith and banker, he lent money to the monarchy: in 1672 Charles II's court owed him over £400,000.
[Ref: 15253]    £850.00 ($1,099 • €986 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 
 Wales 

BLOME, Richard. [17th century map of Monmouthshire]
A Map of ye County of Monmouth Shire with Hundreds.. London, c.1673. Coloured. 320 x 260mm.
Published in Blome's 'Britannia', with two decorative cartouches (one with a dedication). Basing it on Speed's map, Blome, a renowned plagarist, said 'I do not own myself the Author, but the Undertaker of this work'.
[Ref: 15709]    £140.00 ($181 • €162 rates)


  EUROPE 

BLOME, Richard. [First folio altas map of Europe to be engraved & published in England]
A Mapp of Europe.. London, 1669. 395 x 555mm. A very fine impression, narrow margins as issued
Decorative map of Europe dedicated to James, Duke of York who became James II after the death of his brother Charles II. Engraved by Francis Lamb and published only three years after the Great Fire of London, it is the first folio-size map of Europe to be engraved and published by an Englishman. (John Speed's maps were engraved in Amsterdam.)
[Ref: 15151]    £850.00 ($1,099 • €986 rates)


 Scandinavia 

BLOME, Richard. [A 17th century English map of Scandinavia]
A Generall Mappe of Scandinavia, Where are the Estates and Kingdomes of Danemark, Norway, and Sweden. Designed by Monsieur Sanson Geographer to the French King, & rendred into English and Enlarged with part of the Isles of Great Brittaine: By Richard Blome by his Majesties Command… 1669. London, 1670. 335 x 410mm. A very fine example.
A scarce map of Scandinavia, engraved by Francis Lamb and published in Blome's 'Geographical Description of the Four Parts of the World'. Within a large cartouche is the dedication to the Company of Eastland Merchants. The Eastland Company was founded in 1579 to challege the German Hanseatic League's dominance of trade in Northern Europe. At the top of the crest is an allocamelus, with the head of a donkey and the body of a camel, probably inspired by the first llamas to reach England.
[Ref: 15386]    £750.00 ($970 • €870 rates)


 Russia 

BLOME, Richard. [A 17th century English map of Russia]
A Mapp of the Estates of the Great Duke of Russia, Blanch or Moscovia, Designed by Mouns.r Sanson Geographer to the French King; and Rendred into English by Ric: Blome. By his Majesties Espetial Command... 1669. London, 1670. 290 x 410mm. A very fine example with dark impression
A scarce map of Russia, engraved by Francis Lamb for Blome's 'Geographical Description of the Four Parts of the World', England's second folio world atlas. The dedication is 'To the Right Worshipfull the Governer, Consulls and Court of Assistance of Moscovia Merchants'. The Muscovy Company was chartered in 1555 by Mary I, giving them a monopoly of trade with Muscovy which lasted until 1698. Anthony Jenkinson, who supplied a map of Russia to Ortelius, was a trader of the Muscovy Company. The company continued to trade until 1917, and now operates as a charity within Russia.
[Ref: 15187]    £300.00 ($388 • €348 rates)


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