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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

BARBIÉ DU BOCAGE, Jean Guillaume. [French double hemisphere world map]
Mappemonde en deux hemispheres dressee et dessinee sous la direction de Mr. J.G. Barbie du Bocage Paris, 1848. Original colour. 230 x 310mm.
Double hemisphere map of the world with the Americas in the right-hand hemisphere, by Jean-Guillaume Barbié du Bocage.
[Ref: 17320]    £190.00 ($264 • €217 rates)


GROSS, Alexander. [The British Empire at its height]
Commercial & Political Map of the World on Mercator's Projection. The British Empire Coloured prominently in Red. London: Geographia Ltd, c.1920. Colour lithograph, printed area 950 x 1460mm, dissected and laid on linen as issued.
A large map of the world, published just after the end of the First World War, when the British Empire was at its peak. Insets show gains by the British from the Germans in Australasia, Africa and the Near East (including Iraq), details of the Suez and Panama canals. Born in Hungary as Sandor Grosz, Gross came to London, founding the map publishing company Geographia Ltd in 1911 before emigrating to the US around 1930. His daughter, Phyllis Pearsall, walked the 23,000 streets of London in the 1930s and compiled London's first A-Z.
[Ref: 18297]    £1,400.00 ($1,947 • €1,600 rates)


 Polar Maps 

BLAEU, Johannes. [A map of the early exploration of the Arctic Circle]
Regiones sub Polo Arctico. Amsterdam, c.1645, French text edition. Fine original colour. 410 x 630mm.
The Arctic Circle, showing European attempts to find the North West and North East Passages. In Arctic America the preponderance of English names shows the importance of the English explorers in the region, trying to circumvent the Spanish control of routes to the East Indies. On Greenland the entrance to 'M. Forbischers Straet' is marked and in Arctic Russia the names are those given by the Dutch explorers such as Berentz. At the top of the map is a title cartouche depicting wind-heads, a European explorer with a brazier on his lap and a white cannibal, and a scale cartouche with hunters and a polar bear. The European is Henry Hudson, whose explorations in Hudson's Bay (which he called 'a labyrinth without end') ended in 1611 when he was forced into a small boat and cast adrift by a mutinous crew. He was never seen again and it is assumed that his crew would have turned to eating each other to survive. This is an example of the second state of the map, with the dedication added c.1645. It is a direct copy of Jansson's map, but it is interesting that the engraver copied the Baltic Sea's name but not the coastline! BURDEN: 252.
[Ref: 18265]    £1,100.00 ($1,530 • €1,257 rates)


  AMERICA 
 North America 

Anonymous. [A map of North America after Cook's Third Voyage]
Amerique Septentrionale. Paris, c. 1785. Coloured. 200 x 225mm.
A small format map of North America showing the mapping of the Pacific coast by Captain Cook on his Third Voyage, but pre-dating Vancouver's discoveries of 1791-2.
[Ref: 17179]    £160.00 ($223 • €183 rates)


 West Indies 

GRIERSON, George [A scarce Irish chart of Antigua]
A Large draught of the Island Antegua. Sold by George Grierson. Dublin. Dublin: George Grierson, 1749. 260 x 330mm, set in text.
A close copy of John Thornton's chart of Antiqua, first published c.1700, from the Irish pirate edition of Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation...', the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources. Greierson (1680?-1753) may have been Printer to the King in Ireland, but this did not stop him pirating atlases including those of Thornton and Moll.
[Ref: 18163]    £325.00 ($452 • €371 rates)


GRIERSON, George [An 18th century Irish chart of Barbados]
Barbados. Dublin: George Grierson, 1749. 290 x 260mm, set in text.
A close copy of John Thornton's chart of Barbados, first published c.1700, from the Irish pirate edition of Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation...', the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources. Greierson (1680?-1753) may have been Printer to the King in Ireland, but this did not stop him pirating atlases including those of Thornton and Moll.
[Ref: 18164]    £325.00 ($452 • €371 rates)


GRIERSON, George [An 18th century Irish chart of Hispaniola and the Bahamas]
A Chart of the Island of Hispaniola With the Windward Passage from Jamaica betwene ye East end of Cuba & the West end of Hispaniola Dublin: George Grierson, 1749. 440 x 535mm.
A close copy of John Thornton's chart of the environs of Hispaniola, first published c.1680, from the Irish pirate edition of Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation...', the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources. Greierson (1680?-1753) may have been Printer to the King in Ireland, but this did not stop him pirating atlases including those of Thornton and Moll.
[Ref: 18165]    £690.00 ($960 • €789 rates)


EDWARDS, Bryan. [A large two-sheet map of the West Indies]
A New Map of the West Indies for the History of the British Colonies. London: W.H. Reid, 1818. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 720 x 1135mm. Binding folds flattened.
A large and detailed map, also showing southern Florida and the Bahamas and the coast of the mainland from Yucatan south to the mouth of the Orinoco. It was issued in 'History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies', first published 1793. Edwards (1743-1800)
[Ref: 18109]    £1,100.00 ($1,530 • €1,257 rates)


  ASIA 

CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [An uncommon 18th Century Italian map of Asia]
L'Asia Secondo Le ultime osservazioni Divisa ne'suoi Stati Principali. Rome, 1788. Original colour. 340 x 480mm.
A rare map of Asia which extends to include all of the East Indies. One of the first maps to name Alaska (written here as Alghka). The decorative title cartouche features a female allegorical figure of Asia, flanked by putti and a camel. The cartouche effectively obscures Australia.
[Ref: 18132]    £580.00 ($807 • €663 rates)


 Far East 

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [A 17th century miniature map of the East Indies]
Insulæ Indiae orientalis. Amsterdam, 1610, Latin text edition. Coloured. 145 x 195mm.
A miniature map of the East Indies, first published in 1607 in the Mercator/Hondius 'Atlas Minor', reduced from Hondius's own folio map. It shows from Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula east to New Guinea, and north to Indochina, the Philippines and the Mariana Islands. In 1621 the printing plate was sold to a London publisher, who republished it in 'Purchas His Pilgrimies'. Later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson.
[Ref: 18356]    £480.00 ($668 • €549 rates)


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