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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

NOLIN, Jean Baptiste. [A double-hemisphere wall map with side panels]
Le Globe Terrestre Represente en Deux Plans-Hemispheres Dressé Sur la Projection de M.r de la Hyre de l'Academie Royale des Sciences... Paris, Crepy, 1767. Coloured. 1190 x 1500mm. Minor restoration, as is usual in these large wall maps.
A four-sheet map of the world, presented as a pair of hemispheres held aloft by allegorical figures of the Four Seasons. The added borders containing vignette scenes from the Old Testament, including the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise, Cain and Abel, Noah's Ark and the Ten Commandments. According to a small text the decorations were drawn and engraved by Bocquet from Nolin's ideas. The map, published only a couple of years before Captain Cook's first voyage, still shows only a partial outline of New Zealand and an unbroken Australian coastline joining Tasmania to New Guinea. In North America the 'Strait of Anian' forms a North West Passage from Hudson's Bay, and the St Lawrence River continues west from Lake Superior. SHIRLEY: World 605, 'one of the finest Large-scale world maps to be produced '
[Ref: 15148]   P.O.A.


  AFRICA 

NOLIN, Jean Baptiste. [18th century map of Africa]
Afrique Divisée en ses Grandes Regions, et Subdivisée en ses Grands Estats, et moindres Régions et differens Peuples. Paris: Bassett, 1781. Original outline colour. 490 x 660mm.
Map of Africa with a rococco title cartouche and engraved text describing the nations down the sides.
[Ref: 14328]    £400.00 ($510 • €448 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 

NOLIN, Jean Baptiste. [Antique map of the British Isles]
Les Isles Britanniques ou sont Les Royaumes d'Angleterre d'Escosse et d'Ireland &c. Paris, c.1707. Original outline colour. Dissected and laid on linen. 600 x 490mm. Some restoration at centrefold.
Antique map of the British Isles, with an inset map of the Orkneys, Shetlands & Faroes top right. First issued with the date 1698, SHIRLEY: British Isles 1650-1750, Nolin 1, state ii of iii.
[Ref: 12506]    £350.00 ($447 • €392 rates)


  EUROPE 
 Northern Italy 

NOLIN, Jean Baptiste. [A 17th Century two-sheet Map of Piedmont & Savoy]
Les Etats de Savoye et de Piemont... Paris, 1691. Original outline colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 810 x 615mm. A fine example.
A large and decorative map with a fine baroque title cartouche with allegorical figures, four townplans and a prospect of Chambery, and inset plans of Turin and Vercelli, and a view of the fortress of Verrve. The map was published to illustrate the theatre of the Nine Years's War, in which the French fought to keep control over the area.
[Ref: 11391]    £1,100.00 ($1,404 • €1,232 rates)


NOLIN, Jean Baptiste. [The theatre of the War of the Spanish Succession in Italy]
Carte Generale du Theatre de la Guerre en Italie ou sont marquées les Routes que l'on peut tenir tant de France, depuis Paris, que D'Allemagne depuis Vienne en Austriche pour allere a Milan, a Venise, a Florence a Rome a Naples considerables sur ces Routes. Paris: Nolin, c.1701. Faint original outline colour. 255 x 345mm.
A map showing not just Italy south to Naples, but also Switzerland, France north to Paris and Austria north to Vienna. It was published near the start of the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14), when France went to war with Austria over whether a Habsburg or a Bourbon was going to rule. It carefully marks the roads from Paris to Italy, via the Alps and the coastal routes, as well as the routes the Austrian armies would take from Vienna. Unfortunately for the French the Imperial armies were led by Prince Eugene of Savoy, whose skill prevented the French using their superior resources. By the end of the war most of the Spanish possessions in Italy were ceded to Austria.
[Ref: 14647]    £200.00 ($255 • €224 rates)


 Spain 

NOLIN, Jean Baptiste. [A superb early 18th century two-sheet map of Catalonia]
La Principauté de Catalogne et Le Comté de Roussillon Suivant Les Nouvelles observations par Le Sieur Abbé Baudrand. Paris: Nolin, 1703. Original outlien colour. Two sheets, each 605 x 440mm, wide wide margins.
A very decorative map of Catalonia and Roussillon after Abbé Michel Antoine Baudrand (1633-1700), with an inset map of Val d'Aran in the Pyrenees. The map was engraved by Claude Roussel, with a large cartouche enclosing the title, dedication and publisher's inscription, and a block of plan of the defences of twelve towns, including Barcelona, Perpignan, Palamos and Tarragona.
[Ref: 19575]    £3,200.00 ($4,083 • €3,584 rates)


 France 

Nolin, Jean Baptiste. [Uncommon map of Limoges]
Le Diocese de Limoges... Paris, Nolin, 1689. Original colour. 495 x 540mm. Narrow margins top and bottom due to the size of the map. Some restoration with mss. fill.
Large map of Limoges, originally folded along the bottom to fit into the atlas.
[Ref: 11450]    £350.00 ($447 • €392 rates)


NOLIN, Jean Baptiste. [A rare four-sheet wall map of France dedicated to the Sun King]
Le Royaume de France avec ses Aquisitions; Divisé en Provences et en Gouvernments, etc. Dressé sur les Memoires les plus Nouveaux, et Dedié a Louis le Grand, Roy de France et de Navarre. Paris, 1705. Original outline colour. Four sheets conjoined, total 970 x 1290mm. Laid on canvas.
An impressive wall map of France, with southern England and Holland, and the states of western Germany. It celebrates Louis XIV's victories early in the Nine Years' War (1689-97); the cartouche top right contains 14 medallion maps and plans of battles and towns. The title cartouche features the king in armour, one foot pressing down on the head of a gorgon, surrounded by allegorical figures. One of Louis's advisors holds a scroll with a map of England, a thinly-veiled statement of his intent to invade Britain in support of the deposed James II. This map was originally published in 1692; by the time this edition was published the Nine Years' Wars had finished, but the War of the Spanish Succession had begun, again with England as France's main opponent. Apart from the new date, the only apparent difference for this edition is the advert for Nolin's other maps of France above the title.
[Ref: 19443]    £2,200.00 ($2,807 • €2,464 rates)


 Germany 

NOLIN, Jean Baptiste. [A scarce two-sheet map of the Rhine Region during the Nine Years' War]
La Partie Occidentale de L'Allemagne Avec les Pays Adjacents Le Long du Rhein. Paris, 1690. Original outline colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 810 x 645mm. A fine example with strong impression.
A large and decorative map with a fine baroque title cartouche and a view of the sources of the Rhines. The map was published to illustrate the theatre of the Nine Years's War.
[Ref: 11393]    £650.00 ($829 • €728 rates)


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