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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

HOOGHE, Romeyn de. [A scarce double-hemisphere world map]
Nouvelle Mappe-Monde, Recemment Mise en Lumiere par Pierre van der Aa. Leiden: Pieter van der Aa, 1710. 260 x 350mm. A very fine example
A double-hemisphere world map with decorative borders, first published in Romeyn de Hooghe's 'Les Indes Orientales et Occidentales et autres lieux', a travel guide to the East and West Indies. The corners feature allegorical scenes representing the four seasons: top left is Spring, with a plough and figures surveying by taking star sightings; top right is Summer, with a harvest and the associated riches; bottom left is Autumn, with a military campaign; and bottom right is Winter, with people walking on a frozen river. In the upper cusp is Ouroboros encircling a book representing the Word of God; in the lower cusp is a shadowy figure (a constellation?) in front of a plinth piled with wealth and symbols of culture. On the map California is an island; Japan is incomplete, as are both Australia and New Zealand.
[Ref: 16965]    £1,750.00 ($2,366 • €1,949 rates)


  ASIA 
 Near East 

HOOGHE, Romeyn de. [Scarce map of the lands of the Bible]
Orbis Per Creationem Institutus. Adam en Syne Scheppinge. Orbis Per Diluvium. Noah en Syne Danksegginge. Per Legem Constitutus. Moses en Syrie Wetgevinge. Per Christum Restitutus. Christus en Syne Vertossinge. Amsterdam: De Hooghe, c 1700. Sheet 330 x 465mm. Narrow margins, some repairs at centrefold.
A circular map of the Holy Land, the Eastern Mediterranean, Arabia and Persia, designed and drawn by Romeyn de Hooghe and engraved by J. von Linenberg to illustrate Jacob & Alewyn Basnage's 'T'groot waerelds tefereel'. Among the place names on the map are Jerusalem, Famagusta, Cairo, Niniva, Babylon, Eden, Mecca and Medina. The corners have four biblical scenes: Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden; the rainbow appearing over Noah's Arc after the Flood; Moses receiving the Ten Commandments; and the birth of Jesus. Above the map is the Tetragrammaton (YHWH) in a triangle and below a baroque compass rose. LAOR: 341.
[Ref: 15140]    £650.00 ($879 • €724 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 
 England 

HOOGHE, Romeyn de. [Monumental sea chart of south-east England]
Carte Nouvelle des Costes d'Angleterre depuis la Riviere de la Tamise jusques à Portland.. Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier, 1693. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 600 x 950mm. Some restoration, laid on archival paper.
A superb chart of south-east England showing the Thames to London, and the sea coast round to Portland with the Isle of Wight and Alderney, an inset detail of the Strait of Dover and prospects of Portsmouth and Rochester & Chatham. The chart appeared in one part of Mortier's 'Neptune François', titled 'Cartes Marines a l'Usage des Armées du Roy de la Grande Bretagne'. The nine charts of this section, all engraved by Romeyn de Hooghe, one of the foremost artist/etchers of the period, was described by Koeman as the 'most spectacular type of maritime cartography ever produced in 17th century Amsterdam'. Mortier's motives in the production of this atlas was to flatter the Dutch king on the British throne since the Glorious Revolution of 1688, William III, to whom it is dedicated. The unprecedented size of the atlas and the use of artists such as de Hooghe were not cheap: Again Koeman calls it the 'most expensive sea atlas' of the period, 'intended more as a show-piece than something to be used by the pilots as sea'. KOEMAN: vol 4. p. 423-4, M.Mor 5.
[Ref: 16922]    £2,800.00 ($3,786 • €3,118 rates)


HOOGHE, Romeyn de. [Monumental sea chart of south-west England]
Carte Maritime de l'Angleterre depuis les Sorlingues jusques à Portland... Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier, 1693. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 600 x 950mm. Repairs to edges and a split in map area.
A superb sea chart of south-west England from the Scilly Isles to Portland, with an inset detail of the Scillies and prospects of Portland, Truro and Wolf Rock (half-way between the Scilly Isles and the Lizard, and a renowned maritime hazard). The chart appeared in one part of Mortier's 'Neptune François', titled 'Cartes Marines a l'Usage des Armées du Roy de la Grande Bretagne'. The nine charts of this section, all engraved by Romeyn de Hooghe, one of the foremost artist/etchers of the period, was described by Koeman as the 'most spectacular type of maritime cartography ever produced in 17th century Amsterdam'. Mortier's motives in the production of this atlas was to flatter the Dutch king on the British throne since the Glorious Revolution of 1688, William III, to whom it is dedicated. The unprecedented size of the atlas and the use of artists such as de Hooghe were not cheap: Again Koeman calls it the 'most expensive sea atlas' of the period, 'intended more as a show-piece than something to be used by the pilots as sea'. KOEMAN: vol 4. p. 423-4, M.Mor 5.
[Ref: 17872]    £2,800.00 ($3,786 • €3,118 rates)


  EUROPE 
 France 

HOOGHE, Romeyn de. [A fine prospect of the Savoyard fortress of Montmélian]
Arx et Oppidum Montismeliani. Amsterdam: Jan Blaeu, c.1682. Etching, 470 x 585mm. Bottom corners remargined without loss of engraved area.
A prospect of Montmélian, a fortress guarding the stategic bridge over the Isère River, with an inset plan of the walls. In 1643 the writer Elie Brockenhoffer wrote: 'This is a beautiful fortress: the interior is spacious and well designed. [The walls] are thick and strong, fitted here and there with large bunkers. The lower or bottom box part is separated from the top and closed by a gate and a drawbridge that rises every night. The central part includes attics, cellars, stables, flashpoints, well and chapel, housing for the commander and the soldiers, who number 450, including 50 officers. The fort is well equipped with large and beautiful pieces of artillery'. Caught between France and Italy, Savoy suffered frequently: in 1690, during the Nine Years' War, Louis XIV invaded and captured Montmélian after a short siege, destroying the fortifications shown here. This plate was etched by Romeyn de Hoogue in 1675 and published in Jan Blaeu's Townbook of Savoy in 1682. A Dutch Old Master Etcher, de Hooghe is famous for the quality of his work, particularly the spectacular sea charts for Mortier's 'Atlas Maritime'. Here its quality is particularly apparent in the cartouche around the plan and key.
[Ref: 14678]    £700.00 ($946 • €779 rates)


  DECORATIVE 
 Decorative Items 

HOOGHE, Romeyn de. [Atlas title page by a Dutch Old Master Etcher]
Atlas Novus ad Usum Serenissimi Burgundiae Ducis. Atlas Francois... Amsterdam: Jean Covens & Cornelle Mortier, c.1720. 495 x 290mm.
An allegorical title page by Romeyn de Hooghe, one of the foremost artist/etchers of the period, known for his wall maps and propaganda prints supporting William of Orange after England's 'Glorious Revolution', including the monumental sea charts for Pierre Mortier's 'Neptune François'. The upper section shows allegorical figures of the Continents making obeisance to a female France; the lower section has four figures representing rivers.
[Ref: 13678]    £550.00 ($744 • €612 rates)


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