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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

HOMANN HEIRS. [A mid-18th century double-hemisphere map of the world]
Planiglobii Terrestris Mappa Universalis... Nuremberg, 1746. Original hand colour with additions. 480 x 560mm. Minor restoration in margins.
A decorative double hemisphere world map drawn by Georg Moritz Lowitz, based on the work of Professor Johann Mathias Haas. It depicts four polar spheres, each with a different projection, plus two diagrams showing the earth position with the suns solstice. North America is still blank above California and Hudson Bay is open-ended in the north-west corner. In the South Pacific there are partial coastlines of New Zealand and Australia as discovered by Able Tasman. Two large, decorative cartouches contain the titles, one in Latin, the other in French.
[Ref: 14641]    £1,500.00 ($1,920 • €1,718 rates)


  AMERICA 
 West Indies 

HOMANN HEIRS. [English Possessions in the West Indies]
Dominia Anglorum in præcipuis Insulis Americæ ut sunt S. Christophori, Antegoa, Jamaica, Barbados, nen non Insulæ Bermudes vel Sommers dictæ... Nuremberg, c.1730. Original outline colour. 500 x 580mm. Some restoration.
Five maps on one sheet: St Kitts, Antiga, Bermuda, Barbados and Jamaica, all English possessions.
[Ref: 8448]    £450.00 ($576 • €515 rates)


  ASIA 
 Far East 

HOMANN HEIRS. [Two-sheet map of the Indian Ocean & Far East]
Carte des Indes Orientales... Nuremberg, 1748. Original body colour with additions. Two sheets conjoined , total 520 x 890mm.
Larger than the standard Homann format, this map shows the Far East from India and the Maldives to the Philippines and the uncertain coastlines of New Guinea. The title is within a fine martial cartouche, representing the stuggles of the European powers for control in the area. The map is dedicated to William IV, Prince of Orange-Nassau (1711-51), a Director-General of the Dutch East India Company and son-in-law of George II of Great Britain.
[Ref: 11238]    £1,200.00 ($1,536 • €1,374 rates)


 Tartary 

HOMANN HEIRS. [An 18th century two-sheet map of Chinese Tartary]
Tartariae Sinensis Mappa Geographica... Tartariae Sinensis Mappa Geographica et des Royaumes de Corée et de Japan. Nuremberg, 1749. Original colour. Two sheets, each c.510 x 400mm.
A detailed map of Korea and Manchuria as well as two islands of 'Ezo' and Sakhalin, prepared by Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (1697-1782), the main source for European mapping of Korea and Japan.
[Ref: 15822]    £770.00 ($986 • €882 rates)


  AFRICA 
 Northern Africa 

HOMANN HEIRS. [Oran, celebrating its recapture by the Spanish in 1732]
Topographica Repræsentatio Barbarici Portus et Urbis Munitæ Oran... Nuremberg, 1732. Original wash colour. 495 x 570mm.
Chart of the environs of Oran in Algeria, with a panorama of the city and environs, decorated with several seacraft. In 1509 Spain captured Oran from the Moors, but in 1708, with Spain disadvantaged by the War of the Spanish Succession, they were driven out by the Turkish Bey, Mustapha Ben Youssef. In 1732 José Carrillo de Albornoz, 1st Duke of Montemar (1671-1747), recaptured Oran, causing this map to be published, after which the Spanish held the city until 1792, when the Spanish saw no point in keeping it, when it was handed over to the Bey of Algiers.
[Ref: 8195]    £220.00 ($282 • €252 rates)


  LONDON 
 London Maps 

HOMANN HEIRS. [A fine three-sheet map of Georgian London]
Urbium Londini et West-Monasterii nec non Suburbii Southwark accurata Ichnographia... 1736. Nuremberg, 1736. Original colour with additions. Three sheets conjoined, total 520 x 1720mm.
A large and very decorative town plan of London, showing from Grosvenor Square and Buckingham House in the west to Stepney Church in the east, Clerkenwell in the north and Southwark in the south. Many of the most important buildings are shown in profile. A large title cartouche with the Royal arms of George II completes this very striking map. This map often appears just as a two-sheet map. The right sheet here, half of which is taken up with a view of St James's Square and elevations of St Paul's, the Royal Exchange and the Custom House, was only included in a deluxe edition. HOWGEGO: 81.
[Ref: 16076]    £3,500.00 ($4,480 • €4,008 rates)


HOMANN HEIRS. [The environs of London, with a prospect of the city]
Regionis Quae Est Circa Londinum, Specialis Representatio... Nuremberg, c.1741. Original colour with additions. 510 x 580mm.
A mid-eighteenth century German map of London's environs, extending to High Wickham in the west, clockwise to Dunstable, Luton ('Ludon'), Chelmsford ('Chlemsford'), Rochester, Leatherhead ('Lederhead') and Maidenhead. Underneath is a prospect of showing from the Palce of Wetminster to the Tower of London, featuring London Bridge covered in houses. HOWGEGO No. 88.
[Ref: 15751]    £800.00 ($1,024 • €916 rates)


  EUROPE 
 Italy 

HOMANN HEIRS. [18th century map showing the main roads of Italy]
Italia Cursoria Seu Tabula Geographica in Qua Omnes Viae Ang... Nuremberg, c.1720. Original colour with additions. 490 x 570mm.
Antique map of Italy showing the courier routes, emphasised by the vignette of two messengers on horseback, surmounted by Mercury, god of travel and commerce.
[Ref: 13434]    £380.00 ($486 • €435 rates)


 Northern Italy 

HOMANN HEIRS. [An unusual edition of the Homann Heirs plan of Venice]
Iconografica Rappresentatione della inclita Citta di Venezia.. 1789. Nuremberg? c.1790. 490 x 560mm. Binding folds flattened.
A detailed plan of Venice with an extensive key, with a prospect of the city underneath. Originally published in 1762, this example has a date in the title updated to 1789 and all references to the Homann firm removed. The folds would suggest it was issued in a quarto volume, probably a description of Venice.
[Ref: 14795]    £1,250.00 ($1,600 • €1,431 rates)


 Central Italy 

HOMANN HEIRS. [18th century map of Lazio]
Il Lazio, con le sue piu cospicue Strade Antiche e Moderne... Latium cum Omnibus suis Celebrioribus Viis quo ad Antiquum & Novuum Statum... Nuremburg, 1745. Original colour. 520 x 600mm.
A map of Lazio showing the region bounded by Rome in the West and the Gulf of Terracina on the East, titled in both Italian and Latin with an eighteen point key. Shows the early roads, towns, mountains, rivers, etc. Includes a number of interesting symbols. The Strada Romana per Napoli is shown.
[Ref: 13444]    £300.00 ($384 • €344 rates)


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