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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 ($5,721 • €4,841 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 ($3,702 • €3,132 rates)

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