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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

DANCKERTS, Justus. [A superbly-decorated 17th century double-hemisphere world map]
Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula. Amsterdam, c.1685. Original colour. 490 x 590mm. Two pin holes in left margin, otherwise fine.
A double-hemisphere world with two polar spheres in the cusps. California is an island; the islands of 'Jedso' and 'Terre Esonis' in the north Pacific; and Australia and New Zealand are only partial outlines. The allegorical scenes in the corners feature the Four Elements: 'Earth' is represented by farming; 'Air' by birds, classical figures for the bodies of the Solar System, with signs of the Zodiac; 'Fire' by war, with a battle scene with a burning city; and 'Water' has trading ships, mer-people and a whale. SHIRLEY: 529.
[Ref: 17538]    £6,000.00 ($7,698 • €6,738 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 ($1,540 • €1,348 rates)


HOOGHE, Romeyn de. [A scarce double-hemisphere world map]
Nouvelle Mappe-Monde, Recemment Mise en Lumiere par Pierre van der Aa. Leiden: Pieter van der Aa, 1710. 260 x 350mm. A very fine example
A double-hemisphere world map with decorative borders, first published in Romeyn de Hooghe's 'Les Indes Orientales et Occidentales et autres lieux', a travel guide to the East and West Indies. The corners feature allegorical scenes representing the four seasons: top left is Spring, with a plough and figures surveying by taking star sightings; top right is Summer, with a harvest and the associated riches; bottom left is Autumn, with a military campaign; and bottom right is Winter, with people walking on a frozen river. In the upper cusp is Ouroboros encircling a book representing the Word of God; in the lower cusp is a shadowy figure (a constellation?) in front of a plinth piled with wealth and symbols of culture. On the map California is an island; Japan is incomplete, as are both Australia and New Zealand.
[Ref: 16965]    £1,750.00 ($2,245 • €1,965 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 ($3,528 • €3,088 rates)


LA FEUILLE, Daniel de. [18th century miniature double hemisphere world]
Mapemonde Planisphere ou Carte Generale Du Monde. Amsterdam, Jeanne de la Feuille, c.1720. Coloured. 130 x 220mm. In good condition, with folds as issued.
A double-hemisphere world, showing California as an island and the southern landmass of Antarctica is named Terres Antartques. From Atlas portatif, ou, le nouveau theatre de la guerre en Europe
[Ref: 18637]    £220.00 ($282 • €247 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 ($1,026 • €898 rates)


EWALD, Ludwig. [Unusual collection of eight town plans printed on one sheet]
Delhi. Rio-Janeiro. Sydney. Pe-King. New-York. Algier. Jerusalem. Mekka. Darmstadt: Bauerkeller, Jonghaus & Venator, 1858. 365 x 420mm.
German town plans of Delhi, Rio-Janeiro, Sydney, Peking, Algier, Jerusalem, Mekka and New York. From Bauerkeller's Handatlas.
[Ref: 18636]    £250.00 ($321 • €281 rates)


BARTHOLOMEW, John. [Victorian map of the British Empire]
British Empire Throughout the World Exhibited in One View. Edinburgh: A. Fullarton, c.1865. Lithographic map, printed in colours and hand-finished. Printed area 440 x 540mm.
The archetypal map of the British Empire, with vast swathes of the world marked in red. Although the Empire had yet to reach its zenith, there are colonies on every continent. Surrounding the map are figures representing the various peoples of the empire, arranged in five groups: 'Australian Settlers and Natives'; 'North Americans white and copper coloured'; 'Natives of British Asia and of East Indian Islands'; 'Natives of British Empire in Europe'; & 'Cape Colony and Southern Africa'.
This item is currently on reserve


MORALES, Jose Pilar. [A Spanish geological world map]
Mapa Geologico del Globo Spain: Astort Hernandos, c.1880. Sheet size 590 x 770 mm.
Map of the world on a homolographic projection (equal area projection that reproduces the ratios of areas as they exist on the earth's surfacfe). The map is set in Spanish text which contains geological data and information.
[Ref: 18693]    £350.00 ($449 • €393 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 ($5,453 • €4,773 rates)


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