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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 ($1,980 • €1,680 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 ($594 • €504 rates)


  ASIA 
 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 ($1,016 • €862 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 ($290 • €246 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, and, sixty years after the event, the extent of the losses of the Great Fire of London are still marked. 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 ($4,620 • €3,920 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. Old ink numeral in top left corner.
A superb example of Homann Heirs map of London's environs, in fine original colour. Many of the villages and towns shown, have now been incorporated into the urban sprawl and live on only in name. Extending north to south from Luton to Tadworth and east to west from Rayleigh to Maidenhead. With a prospect below of London and Westminster n taken from the south side of the Thames. HOWGEGO: 88.
[Ref: 15752]    £750.00 ($990 • €840 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 ($502 • €426 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 ($1,650 • €1,400 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 ($396 • €336 rates)


 Italian Islands 

HOMANN HEIRS. [A detailed 18th C. map of Sardinia]
Sardiniæ Regnum et Insula uti per celeberr P. Coronelli Reip. Venetæ... A. MCDXXXIV. Nuremberg, c.1734. Coloured. 580 x 485mm.
Sardinia, after the Venetian cartographer Coronelli. Bottom right is an inset plan of Cagliari.
[Ref: 11431]    £690.00 ($911 • €773 rates)


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