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  ASIA 

OVERTON, John. [Rare English carte-a-figure map of Asia]
A New Plaine and most Exact map of Asia described by NI Vischer and rendered into English with the habits of the countries and manner of the cheife citties. London, 1671. Coloured. 425 x 540mm with wide margins.
A scarce panelled map of Asia, featuring ten city prospects, including Jerusalem, Goa, Macao and Aden, eight costume vignettes and six fanciful portraits of Asian kings. Based on the Visscher issue of Keere's map of 1614, it was originally engraved in 1668; this is an example of the second state, with Overton's new address. Apparently Overton was planning a world atlas and lacked maps of the continents, so had them engraved. As the matching map of Africa is signed by Philip Holmes the stylistic similarity makes it likely that Holmes also engraved the Asia. Little of Overton's output was original: he bought the stock of Peter Stent after his death from the plague in 1665, and c.1700 he bought Speed's county map plates.
[Ref: 9340]    £4,250.00 ($5,440 • €4,866 rates)


  EUROPE 

OVERTON, John. [A rare English separate-issue map of Europe]
A New and most Exact map of Europe Described by NI Vischer and don into English and corected according to I. Bleau and Others with ye Habits of ye people & ye manner of ye cheife citties the like never before. London, 1671. Coloured. 425 x 545mm. Trimmed to plate on all sides for binding, expertly re-margined with old paper, original binding folds flattened, tear from a fold repaired.
A very scarce panelled map of Europe, based on the Visscher issue of Keere's map of 1614, with borders decorated with costumes, town views and portraits of monarchs including Charles II. Originally issued in 1668, this is an example of the second state, with Overton's new address. Apparently Overton was planning a world atlas and lacked maps of the continents, so had them engraved. As the matching map of Africa is signed by Philip Holmes the stylistic similarity makes it likely that Holmes also engraved the Europe. This world atlas never seems to have been published (although the British Library holds a bound collection of maps by Overton's son Henry containing this Europe); this example was issued as an illustration in a smaller-format book. Little of Overton's output was original: he bought the stock of Peter Stent after his death from the plague in 1665, and c.1700 he bought the plates for Speed's county maps. This is one of the scarcest 17th century maps of Europe published in England, rarely found undamaged.
[Ref: 15639]    £3,800.00 ($4,864 • €4,351 rates)


 The Mediterranean 

OVERTON, John. [A rare map of the Mediterranean Sea]
A New Mapp of the Mediterranean Sea Divided into its Principal Parts or Seas By N: Sanson Geographer to the French King. London, Henry Overton, c.1710. Original colour refreshed. Two sheets conjoined, total 475 x 835mm Binding folds flattened and reinforced on verso.
A superb antique map of the Meditteranean and countries bordering it, on two sheets conjoined. Rendered in great detail and showing major towns and cities as well as topographical features. State 2, with the imprint of Henry Overton substituted for that of his father.
[Ref: 11921]    £2,750.00 ($3,520 • €3,149 rates)


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