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  GLOBES 

DU VAL, Pierre. [A rare set of 17th century uncut gores for a terrestrial globe]
Le Globe Terrestre Par P. Du Val Geographe du Roy. Paris, 1666. Gores on one sheet, 380 x 245mm; with another sheet with two plates, a Full Meridian and a Horizon Band, each 190 x 190mm. Very fine condition.
A fine set of three engraved plates on two sheets, all the printing needed for a 280mm (5½") diameter globe. There are the twelve gores; the horizon ring marked with longitude, months and zodiac; and a full meridian, marked with latitude. On the globe California is marked as an island, 'Jesso' fills the North Pacific and New Zealand is part of the Great Southern Continent. SHIRLEY: 443.
[Ref: 18917]    £11,500.00 ($14,766 • €12,869 rates)


BETTS, John. [A collapsable globe]
Betts's Portable Terrestrial Globe Compiled from the Latest and Best Authorities. British Empire coloured red. London, George Philip & Son Ltd, & Liverpool, Philip Son & Nephew, c.1925. Printed waxed cotton globe with 'umbrella ' mechanism, metal spindle and hanging ring. Globe circumference 1,260mm extended, 770mm long including spindle. With the original cardboard tube with printed cover. Some faint staining.
An unusual collapsible globe, made spherical by pushing a metal tube upwards along the spindle, It shows the British Empire covering approximately a quarter of the Earth's total land area, with a population of 450 million people. The globe's mechanism was invented by John Betts in 1860; this example is a later issue by G. Philip & Sons who manufactured them after Bett's death c. 1863 to c. 1925. We have estimated the date of this example by the description of St Petersburg as 'Petrograd (Leningrad)' (renamed by the Soviets in 1924), and the separation of Transjordan from Palestine (1922) but before full independence from the British (1928). Undoubtedly the reason for the superb condition of this globe is the original cardboard tube.
[Ref: 16071]    £2,250.00 including VAT ($2,889 • €2,518 rates)


  WORLD 
 World & Continent Sets 

CLOPPENBURG, Johannes. [The World and Continents from Cloppenburg's 'Atlas Minor']
Typus Orbis Terrarum; America noviter delineata; Asia; Nova Europae Descriptio; Africæ nova Tabula. Amsterdam, 1632, Latin text edition. Coloured. Five plates, Each c.190 x 260mm. Worm hole in right edge filled on all plates, otherwise a very fine set with dark impression.
Scarce miniature versions of maps of the world and four continents by Jodocus Hondius. They appeared in Cloppenburg's edition of Mercator's 'Atlas Minor', with maps engraved in slightly larger format than standard Dutch pocket atlases by Pieter van den Keere. The borders of the continents are unillustrated, but the world has the Four Elements represented by a cornucopia, bird of paradise, salamander and a sea monster in the corners, two scenes from the Garden of Eden in the upper cusp and the Last Judgement below. First published in 1630, there was a third edition in 1636 before a hiatus until an edition in 1673, suggesting the plates were suppressed. BURDEN: 225, first state of three.
[Ref: 17985]    £3,750.00 ($4,815 • €4,196 rates)


 World Maps 

LUFFT, Hans. [A Bohemian edition of Lufft's 'Daniel's Dream' world map with fantastical creatures]
[World map illustrating Daniel's Dream.] Prague: Jiri Melantrich, c.1549, Czech text edition. Woodcut 115 x 160mm, with extra woodcut borders and letterpress text underneath. Repaired tear entering text at bottom.
A most unusual world map, designed to illustrate a commentary on Daniel's apocalyptic dream from the Old Testament, which the authors, Justus Jonas and Philipp Melanchthon (with help from their friend Martin Luther), saw as an allegory for the victory of the Christian world over Ottoman Empire, and were using as propaganda for a holy war. The map depicts the three continents of the old world, their names the only writing on the map. Of more importance are the four fabulous beasts representing empires, as described in Chapter Seven of the Book of Daniel: a lion with eagle’s wings (Babylon or Assyria); a bear (Persia); a leopard with four wings and four heads (the Macedon of Alexander); and a goat with iron teeth and ten horns, including one small horn on which is a human head (Western Roman Empire with the small horn representing the Ottomans). Also in Asia is an army, mounted on horses, wearing turbans and carrying lances, representing the threat of the Turkish army. Originally published in Wittenburg by Lufft in 1530, this example comes from a second version, believed to have been cut by either Melchior Schwarzenberg or Moritz Schreiber (the monogram 'MS' is on other blocks), also in use from 1530. Ernst Gallner (www.daniels-dream-map.com) lists four editions of a Czech bible with this state of the block by the same publisher: 1549, 1558, 1561 & 1566. See SHIRLEY 65a, this version not illustrated; www.daniels-dream-map.com, version 2, state 1.
[Ref: 13741]    £1,750.00 ($2,247 • €1,958 rates)


BÜNTING, Heinrich. [Bünting's famous clover leaf map of the world]
Die ganze Welt in ein Kleberblat... Magdeburg, 1581-. Woodcut, printed area 270 x 380mm. A very fine example, a strong printing.
Bünting's famous clover leaf map, showing Europe, Asia and Africa as separate leaves connected to Jerusalem at the centre. England and Scandinavia appear as islands at the top of the map; the New World fills the bottom left corner. The map was published in Bünting's 'Itinerarium Sacræ Scripturæ' (Travel through Holy Scripture), a reworking of the bible as a travel guide. Also included were maps of Europe as a Virgin Queen and Asia as Pegasus. This design was of particular relevance to Bünting because a clover leaf features on the arms of his hometown of Hanover. SHIRLEY: World 142.
[Ref: 17369]    £6,500.00 ($8,346 • €7,274 rates)


DE BRY, Johann Theodore. [A world map celebrating the voyage of Willem Schouten]
[Guilhelmi Schouten in australem oceanum expeditio.] Oppenheim: de Bry, c.1619. Engraved map 170 x 210mm, set in letterpress.
A double-hemisphere world map used as a frontispiece to De Bry's 'Pars Undecima Americæ' (Grand Voyages Part XI), which contained the account of the voyage of Willem Shouten (c.1567-1625) in which he was the first to round Cape Horn (1616). The map marks his route but has little other detail. The borders, on the other hand, are finely-engraved, with large portraits of Schouten and Magellan and medallion portraits of Francis Drake, Olivier van Noordt, Thomas Cavendish and Joris van Spilbergen. SHIRLEY: 301.
[Ref: 17013]    £950.00 ($1,220 • €1,063 rates)


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 ($7,704 • €6,714 rates)


AA, Pieter van der. [A fine double-hemisphere world map]
Nova Delineatio Totius Orbis Terrarum per Petrum vander Aa. Amsterdam, van der AA, c.1700. Coloured. 260 x 360mm.
A double-hemisphere world map, engraved by Meus in 1660, here re-issued by van der Aa with his name in the title and a French title in the Eastern Hemisphere. On the map California is an island and the mythical island of Frisland is marked. The borders feature female allegorical figures of the Four Elements in the corners and figures of Day and Night in the cusps. SHIRLEY 417.
[Ref: 13769]    £1,200.00 ($1,541 • €1,343 rates)


MORTIER, Pieter. [An early 18th century world map]
Mappe-Monde Dressee Sur les Observations de M.rs de L'Academie Royale de Sciences et quelques autres et sur les memoires des plus recens Par M. de L'Isle. Amsterdam: Pieter Mortier, c.1710. Original colour with some additions. 500 x 640mm.
Double-hemisphere world map, with ornate cartouches for the title and publications in the cusps, four different projections in the corners and a large maritime scene along the bottom. Originally published by Pierre Mortier in 1696, this example was published after de L'Isle issued his first world map in 1700. See Shirley: World 581 for first state.
[Ref: 18945]    £2,750.00 ($3,531 • €3,077 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [World map in a double-hemisphere projection]
Diversi Globi Terr-Aquei Statione Variante et Visu Intercedente per Coluros Tropicorum.. Augsburg, c.1730. Original colour. 270 x 210mm.
Seutter's smaller double-hemisphere world map, with celestial spheres in the cusps. California appears as an island; Ezo is a large adjunct to Japan, with 'Campangie Land' just to the north; and Australia and New Zealand are partial outlines.
[Ref: 18947]    £800.00 ($1,027 • €895 rates)


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