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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

BROWN. Thomas. [Early 19th Century double hemisphere map of the World]
A new and correct map of the world according to the latest discoveries 1801 Edinburgh,1801. Original Colour. 410 x 680mm.
A scarce Map of the world in double hemispheres, labled as Western Hemisphere of the New World and Eastern Hemisphere of the Old World. Showing Captain Cook's tracks.
[Ref: 18092]    £780.00 ($1,030 • €874 rates)


THOMSON, John. [A map of the Atlantic marking Nelson's movements before Trafalgar]
Atlantic or Western Ocean. Edinburgh, c.1814. Original colour. 525 x 650mm. Trimmed just into plate at bottom.
A map of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding coasts, marking 'The Gulf Stream According to Governor Pownall'. Thomas Pownall (1722-1805) had been lieutenant governor of New Jersey and governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay in the run-up to the Seven Years' War, and placed great importance on mapping the area in preparation. He also took an interest in how the little-known Gulf Stream affected trans-Atlantic trade: his pamphlet and map on the subject, published 1787, acknowledged the assistance of his friend Benjamin Franklin. Also marked on the map is the route of Admiral Nelson as he chased a French Fleet to the West Indies and back to the famous Battle of Trafalgar, 1805.
[Ref: 18039]    £400.00 ($528 • €448 rates)


LEGRAND, Augustin. [Early 19th century map of the World on Mercator's projection]
Planisphere suivant la projection de Mercator, elemens de geographie moderne a l'usage des colleges et maisons d'education / rediges suivant la methodes de M.M. Mentelle et l'Abbe Gautier et en accord avec les traites, Cours et Lecons adoptes pour l'instruction publique ou particuliere, par Augustin Legrand Paris, 1830. Original outline colour.400 x 520mm.
An elegant French map of the world on Mercator's Projection but centred on the Pacific, decorated with vignettes of figures representing each continent. An engraved educational text relates to the physical geography of the globe.
[Ref: 17980]    £450.00 ($594 • €504 rates)


Anonymous. [19th century world map]
Wereldkaart Amsterdam, c.1840. Original colour. 250 x 320mm.
World map with the western hemisphere and eastern hemisphere. Two smaller hemispheres show the north and south poles.
[Ref: 17843]    £120.00 ($158 • €134 rates)


OHMAN, August R. [A rare American missionary map on linen]
Missionary Map of the World Showing the Prevailing Religions of its Various Nations and the Central Stations of All Protestant Missionary Societies. New York: August R. Ohman & Co. Inc, c.1906. Colour-printed wood engraving on two linen sheets stitched together, total 1250 x 2120mm. Two very small repairs.
A huge double-hemisphere world map with the land coloured according to the dominant religion, probably used as a backdrop at fund-raising events. The key lists Protestants, Greek and Eastern Churches, Roman Catholics, Jews, Mohammedans and Heathen, although the Jewish population is too spread out to show on the map. The 'Heathens' (numbered at 845 million by the key, outnumbering all the other religions combined) fill central Africa and seem to include the Hindus of India, Buddhists of China and Shinto of Japan. August R. Ohman & Co publishers evolved from the more famous Colton firm: 'G.W. & C.B. Colton' became 'Colton, Ohman & Co. in 1898', and Ohman dropped the Colton name three years later, after which he published a number of bird's-eye views of American cities. We have dated this map from the 'Statistics of Missions, 1906' at the bottom.
[Ref: 17967]    £4,250.00 ($5,610 • €4,760 rates)


Anonymous. [Souvenir flag for the Coronation of Edward VIII with a map of the British Empire]
Coronation King Edward VIII. 1937. Printed 1936. Colour-printed wood engraving on linen. 540 x 840mm.
A souvenir flag published in anticipation of the coronation of Edward VIII. A portrait of the King, a double-hemisphere world map with the British Empire coloured red and the Royal Arms are illustrated over a Union Jack background. The flag was printed in 1936 ready for the Coronation which was to take place the following year. However, Edward VIII chose love and marriage to Mrs Wallis Simpson rather than the throne and crown. Edward abdicated on 11th December 1936 and George VI was crowned instead.
[Ref: 17492]    £1,100.00 ($1,452 • €1,232 rates)


HORSEY, David. [A serio-comic map satirising Ronald Reagan's view of the World]
The World According to Ronald Reagan. Seattle: AA Graphics Inc., 1987. Lithographic map, printed in black and brown. Sheet 585 x 885mm.
A caricature map of the world, by depicting President Reagan as a sheriff, his figure filling an exaggerated California, hands twitching over his six-guns. The rest of the U.S. is divided between the Mid and South-West ('Republicans and Other Real Americans'), the North-east ('Democrats and Welfare Bums') and Alaska ('Santa Claus'), with a special mention for San Francisco ('Homos'). Central and South America are 'Illegal Aliens', 'Contra Country' and 'Drug Pushers', with a portrait of Daniel Ortega; Africa, witth a portrait of Gaddaffi, is labelled 'Terrorists', 'Cuban Mercenaries' and 'White Folks' in apartheid South Africa. In Europe the UK is marked 'Thatcher Land', again with a portrait, containing 'Our Missiles'; France is labelled 'Socialists and Pacifist Wimps'; and Poland is 'Solidarity'. The USSR ('The Evil Empire' is filled with Gorbachev as a gun-slinger, with 'Their Missiles' and 'Ma's Cow'. Israel is over-sized and contains Beirut; Arabia is 'Our Oil'; Iran is 'Muslim Maniacs' with 'Our Arms Shipments'; China 'Good Commies'; and 'Japan Inc' is shaped like a car. In the Indian Ocean is a compass rose, with a central image of Granny and her apple pie, and cardinal points of 'North (Rich)', 'West (Us)', 'South (Poor' and 'East (Them)'. David Horsey (b. 1951) was an editorial cartoonist working for the Seattle Post Intelligencer when he drew this, the second of two world maps focusing on Reagan foreign policy (the first, 1982, shows Brezhnev as his foe). He won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1999 and 2003. He now works for the Los Angeles Times.
[Ref: 18072]    £1,400.00 ($1,848 • €1,568 rates)


SHIRLEY, R.W. [Indispensible reference on World maps]
The Mapping of the World: Early Printed Maps 1472-1700. London:The Holland Press, 1987. Folio, cloth & d/w; pp. 669 profusely illustrated. Spine faded, otherwise in excellent condition.
The1987 edition of this weighty tome. This cartobibliographical study illustrates how the world map developed from the earliest years of printing in the 1470s up to the turn of the seventeenth century.
[Ref: 18161]    £475.00 ($627 • €532 rates)


 Polar Maps 

MARZOLLA, Benedetto. [Iatlian map of the North Pole]
Carta generale del Polo Artico. Naples, 1854. 440 x 580mm.
Rare map of the Arctic regions, by Neapolitan mapmaker, Benedetto Marzolla. From 'Atlante Geografico corredato di notizie relative alla Geografia Fisica e politica '. Set in extensive Italian text
[Ref: 18111]    £340.00 ($449 • €381 rates)


  AMERICA 

SEUTTER, Matthäus. [18th century map of the Americas with California as an island]
Novus Orbis sive America Meridionalis et Septentrionalis... Augsburg, c.1730. Original colour. 500 x 585mm.
A fine map of the Americas, engraved for Seutter by Gottfried Rogg. California is shown as an island, and one of the two huge and elaborate cartouches hides the lack of information about the northwest. McCLAUGHLIN: 211, second state of five.
[Ref: 18107]    £1,350.00 ($1,782 • €1,512 rates)


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