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Records: 1 to 7 of 7
 World Maps 

MERIAN, Mattheus. [Merian's planisphere world map]
Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula. Frankfurt, 1638. Coloured. 270 x 360mm.
A map of the world on Mercator's Projection, reduced from Blaeu's planisphere by Merian, with polar spheres in the bottom corners. California is still a peninsula at a time when most maps were showing it as an island; 'Magallanica' stretches across the bottom of the map, with the promontory marked 'Beach' in Indonesia; and the mythical island of Frisland sits beneath Iceland. SHIRLEY: 335.
[Ref: 18786]    £1,250.00 ($1,599 • €1,443 rates)


MERIAN, Mattheus. [17th century map of China]
China Veteribus Sinarum Regio nunc Incolis Tame dicta. Frankfurt, c.1660. Coloured. 275 x 350mm.
An elegant map of China derived from Blaeu, representing China bounded in the west by the Great Wall, Korea is depicted as an island. With a decorative title cartouche and shipping vessels decorating the seas.
[Ref: 16936]    £800.00 ($1,023 • €923 rates)


MERIAN, Mattheus. [17th century prospect of Constantinople]
Constantinopolis. Frankfurt, c.1650. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined as issued, total 230 x 690mm. Right hand side margin repaired
A superbly-detailed prospect of Constantinople from Galata, which was, according to the title, taken from life in 1635. It depicts both sides of the Golden Horn in great detail, with the important buildings identified by a 30-point key below.
[Ref: 18046]    £1,900.00 ($2,430 • €2,193 rates)


MERIAN, Mattheus. [17th century map of Poland]
Polonia Regnum, et Silesia Ducatus. Frankfurt, c.1640. Coloured. 270 x 360mm. Narrow margins, laid on contemporary paper, possibly part of a composite atlas. Fine impression
A detailed map of Poland, with Silesia and Prussia from Merian's Neuwe Archontologica Cosmica. Featuring two decorative coats of arms and title cartouche. Based on earlier maps by Blaeu.
[Ref: 17481]    £180.00 ($230 • €208 rates)

 Eastern Europe 

MERIAN, Mattheus. [A 17th century map of Hungary]
Totius Regni Hungariæ Maxim ae que Partis Danubii Fluminis... Frankfurt, c.1672. Two sheets conjoined, total 315 x 590mm.
A map of Hungary but extending to show the Danube from Regensburg to the Black Sea. The title cartouche represents the victories of the Holy Roman Emperor over the Ottomans.
[Ref: 18000]    £190.00 ($243 • €219 rates)


MERIAN, Mattheus. [A 17th century plan of Valletta]
Valletta Citta Nova di Malta. Frankfurt, c.1638. Coloured. 280 x 360mm.
A map-view prospect of Valletta with a 41-point key, published in Merian's 'Topographia'. An ornate cartouche contains a map of Malta and Gozo, and a compass rose shows the position of Malta in relation to Italy and Sicily.
[Ref: 18631]    £550.00 ($703 • €635 rates)

 Northern Italy 

MERIAN, Mattheus. [Merian's prospect of Venice updated to the 19th century]
Piano Elevato dell'inclita città di Venezia. Venice: Marco Sebastiano Giampiccoli, c.1813, Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 300 x 720mm.
Merian's two-plate prospect of Venice engraved in 1635, here re-issued about 160 years later. There has been considerable re-engraving, with a new title, the Doge's barge and arms removed, and updating of buildings, which is particularly noticeable on the island of St Giorgio in the foreground. MORETTO: 200, state v of v.
[Ref: 16075]    £3,400.00 ($4,349 • €3,924 rates)

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