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Records: 1 to 4 of 4
 World Maps 

LOON, Jan van. [Scarce 17th century double-hemisphere world map from 'The English Atlas']
Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accuatissima Tabula. Oxford: Moses Pitt, Steven Swart & Jan Jansson van Waesbergen, 1680, blank verso. Coloured. 480 x 565mm, with wide margins. Minor restoration at centrefold.
Double-hemisphere world map decorated with allegorical figures of the Elements in the corners. Originally published in Amsterdam in 1666, this example comes from the uncommon English edition, re-engraved with a dedication to Charles II in the lower cusp. Jan Jansson à Waesberg, the original publisher, went into partnership with two English publishers, Pitt and Swart, to produce an twelve-volume 'English Atlas' to compete with Blaeu's. Between 1680 and 1683 four volumes of the atlas and the text for the fifth were printed in Oxford, but the mounting costs were too much. Production ceased, and for a time Pitt was locked up in the Fleet Prison for debt. SHIRLEY: 505, & 439 for the first state.
[Ref: 18726]    £6,000.00 ($7,740 • €6,954 rates)

 West Indies 

LOON, Jan van. [A scarce 17th century sea-chart of the West Indies]
Pascaarte vande vaste Cust en Eylanden van Westindien, Als mede de Virginis en Nieu-Nederland, van C. Droge tot C. Cod. Amsterdam, c.1661. Original colour. Sheet 435 x 540mm. Narrow top margin, with minor restoration at top edge.
A rare and decorative sea chart of the West Indies, with the Eastern Seaboard north to Cape Cod, with 'Manhates' marked. This chart was first published in 1661, three years before the British took New York from the Dutch. Johannes and Gilles Van Loon were amongst the many chart makers working in Amsterdam in the wake of the Dutch merchant marine activity around the world. Although the chart derives from one published by Gerritsz of some 30 years earlier this extends further north to include the New England south coast, and also charts the Pacific coast of Central America, off which a Dutch ship is illustrated for the first time in that location. A finely engraved and important chart. KOEMAN: Loon 1, 31; BURDEN: 367, 'uncommon'.
[Ref: 16399]    £2,850.00 ($3,677 • €3,303 rates)


LOON, Jan van. [17th century map of China]
Imperii Sinarum Nova Descriptio. Amsterdam: Schenk & Valk, c.1690. Original colour with additions. 465 x 520mm.
Decorative map of China, with ornate cartouches for the title and scale. Van Loon's map first appeared in Jansson's 'Atlas Novus' in 1658, and as a late addition to the atlas is relatively uncommon. This example was published by Schenk & Valk from the 1690s, with their names added under the vignette sea battle.
[Ref: 11964]    £1,200.00 ($1,548 • €1,391 rates)


LOON, Jan van. [A scarce Dutch sea chart of the western British Isles and Ireland]
Pascaerte van Engeland, Schotlandt, Yerlant en een gedeelte van Franckryk. Amsterdam, 1661. Original wash colour. 430 x 540mm. Repairs at top margin, with small nick in bottom edge.
A 17th century sea chart of the British Isles and the English Channel, orientated with north to the right. The east coasts of England and Scotland are covered by the title cartouche and four inset details; van Loon regarded them as superfluous as they are shown on his chart of the North Sea. The four insets, depicted as tromp l'oeil sheets pinned on a wall, are: the Seine estuary; Poole Harbour, the Solent and Isle of Wight; the Cornish coast from the Lizard to Plymouth; and the Thames from Sheppey to London. SHIRLEY: British Isles, Van Loon 1. KOEMAN: Loon 1.
[Ref: 19334]    £1,700.00 ($2,193 • €1,970 rates)

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