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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 ($8,532 • €6,894 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 ($1,706 • €1,379 rates)


Anonymous. [A double hemisphere world map with California as an island]
Typus Orbis Terrarum. German? c.1700. Coloured. 175 x 255mm.
A small-format map of the world, showing the 'islands' of California and Korea, an indistinct Cape Horn and a Great Southern Continent. Under the map are representations of the Four Seasons, with a salamander for fire, eagle for air, flowers for earth and a pair of unrealistic dolphins for water.
[Ref: 16640]    £750.00 ($1,067 • €862 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 ($2,489 • €2,011 rates)


AA, Pieter van der. [Jacques Cassini's planisphere with superb decoration]
Planisphere Terrestre Suivant les nouvelles Observations des Astronomes Dressé et presenté au Roy tres Chretien par Mr. Cassini le Fils, de l'Academie Royal des Sciences. Leiden: van der Aa, 1713. Coloured, 550 x 665mm. Narrow top margin.
A close copy of Jacques Cassini's extremely rare map published by Nolin in 1696, showing the world on an Azimuthal equidistant projection (i.e. in a single sphere, centred on the North Pole, heavily distorting the Antipodes. This, in turn, was based on Jean-Dominique Cassini's 8-metre map prepared for the French Academy of Sciences in the 1680s, the first map to set standard longitudes for known places based on the observations of the moons of Jupiter. Here the sites where the readings were taken are marked with stars. In the Cassini-Nolin map the corners were left blank; here they have been embellished with designs by Jan Goree, with four large classical figures, including Mercury, cherubs and the signs of the Zodiac. On the map California is an island. See SHIRLEY 579 for Cassini's original.
[Ref: 17611]    £6,500.00 ($9,243 • €7,469 rates)


MARSHALL, Richard. [A very scarce two-sheet double-hemisphere world map]
A Curious Map of the World Corrected from the Observations Communicated to ye R.l Society of London & the Roy.l Accademy at Paris. Likewise from the late Voyage round ye World, Performed by the Hon.ble Comodore Byron Capt.n Cook etc... London: John, James & Eleanor Marshall, 1785. Original outline colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 610 x 1030mm.
A large map of the world with each sphere rimmed with scientific facts and theories and astronomical diagrams in further spheres in the corners and cusps. The map itself is extraordinary for showing both Hawaii and the Bering Strait, resulting from Captain Cook's Third Voyage (1776-9), yet still having California as an island! The map was originally issued c.1770 by Richard Marshall, a printer famed for publishing Christopher Saxton's two-hundred-year-old county maps in partnership with Cluer Dicey. This example is dated two years after Richard's death, when his widow Eleanor and two sons, James and John, ran the business. See ARMITAGE: World at their Fingertips, Map 19, for the first state.
[Ref: 18221]    £7,500.00 ($10,665 • €8,618 rates)


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 ($270 • €218 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'.
[Ref: 18259]    £1,200.00 ($1,706 • €1,379 rates)


MENETRIER, F. [A double-hemisphere wall map of the world illustrated with costumes]
Le Petit Journal. Mappemonde. Paris, c.1900. Colour-printed wood engraving. 940 x 1095mm. Minor repairs to folds.
A highly decorative map of the world, with a vignette scene from each continent in the corners and cusps, including an American paddle steamer, and eighty-one costumes from around the world in three rows. On the map the shipping routes are marked with sailing times, for example London to Australia and New Zealand in 45 days. As this map was published as a supplement to the French 'Petit Journal' the ephemeral nature of this map makes surviving examples very unusual.
[Ref: 16005]    £3,500.00 ($4,977 • €4,022 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 ($1,991 • €1,609 rates)


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