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 World Maps 

BOWLES, Carington. [A striking wall map of the world at the end of the 18th century]
Bowles's New Four-Sheet Map of the World on Mercator's Projection Exhibiting the Several Quarters of the Globe divided into their respective Empires, Kingdoms, States, &c. agreeable to the latest Treaties and Political Regulations now existing; Together with All the New Discoveries and most interesting Tracks of those eminent Circumnavigators Cook, Byron, Bougainville &c. &c. London: Bowles & Carver, c.1802. Original wash colour lightly refreshed. Four sheets conjoined, total 1020 x 1180mm.
A large and rare chart of the world, decorated with a title cartouche featuring a naval officer examining a chart and a midshipman using a sextant, and four compass roses. In the bottom corners are two text panels giving instructions on how to measure distances correctly on the map. The map was originally drawn up by Carington Bowles but does not seem to have been published before his death in 1793. This example, published by his son Henry Carington Bowles and Samuel Carver, has been updated with Vancouver's discoveries in Canada and the Bass Strait in Australia.
[Ref: 19191]    £18,000.00 ($23,202 • €20,538 rates)

CAMPE, Friedrich. [A rare map game with the peoples of the World]
Die Nationen des Erde. Ein belehrendes Spiel für Iugend. Nuremberg: Campe, 1817. Original colour. 290 x 360mm. Laid on archival paper.
''An instructive game for youth'', made up of a double-hemisphere world map with sixty figures representing the different peoples of the world, indexed underneath, with the rules of the game.
[Ref: 19201]    £850.00 ($1,096 • €970 rates)

TALLIS, John. [Mid-19th century map of the World]
The World on Mercator's Projection. London, John Tallis & Co., 1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 250 x 320mm.
A map of the World, centred on the Pacific, with seven engraved vignettes scenes, and the British possessions marked with red. Steam routes are also marked. Vignette views include London, Gibraltar, Constantinople and Vesuvius.
[Ref: 18549]    £160.00 ($206 • €183 rates)


MUNSTER, Sebastian. [The first map of the continent of America]
Die neüwen Inseln so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient bey dem land Indie ligen. Basle, 1572. German edition. Coloured woodcut, image size 270 x 340mm.
Munster's landmark map of the Americas, the first to attempt to show America as a continent, yet demonstrating how little was known. First published in 1540, it shows a narrow isthmus dividing the Atlantic and Pacific in the region of the Carolinas, based on Verrazzano, and the Yucatan is an island. The large island of Zipangri off the west coast is not California but Japan, based on the narrative of Marco Polo, a few years before any recorded visit to the islands by Europeans. The Philippines are referred to as an 'archipelago of 7448 islands' The large vignette ship is the 'Victoria', the only survivor of Magellan's fleet of four. BURDEN: 12, state 12 of 13.
[Ref: 18762]    £4,400.00 ($5,672 • €5,020 rates)

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [The most famous map of the Americas, the cornerstone of any map collection]
America Sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio. Antwerp, 1575, Latin text edition. Original colour. 355 x 480mm. Tears professionally repaired.
This map of America is one of the most important and influential maps of the continent published in the 16th century. This example is from the first of three copper plates, all engraved by Frans Hogenberg, and the third state, with the Azores now correctly named and the latitude number '230' erased. BURDEN: 39; VAN DEN BROECKE: 9, iii of iii.
[Ref: 12816]    £2,800.00 ($3,609 • €3,195 rates)

ZATTA, Antonio. [18th century Italian map of America]
L'America divisa ne' suoi Principali Stati di Nuova Projezione. Venice, 1776. Original outline colour. 320 x 410mm.
North & South America, strangely with a title cartouche with a sleeping African lion. In the north can be seen the supposedly newly-found North-west Passage from Hudson Bay to the Gulf of Alaska, publicly announced 1774. Also marked is the route of Captain Cook around Cape Horn to New Zealand (which appears bottom left), 1768-71. From "Atlante Novissimo" a monumental four volume work by Zatta and one of the last great decorative atlases.
[Ref: 19050]    £450.00 ($580 • €513 rates)

BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [The Western Hemisphere]
L'Amerique Dressée pour l'étude de la Geographie... Paris, Desnos, 1786. Original colour. 235 x 265mm, within extra border containing letterpress strip pasted in.
Map of the Americas which, despite the date, has not been updated to show the discoveries of Cook in the American north west of 1779. With a decorative title cartouche.
[Ref: 7523]    £160.00 ($206 • €183 rates)

 United States 

ZATTA, Antonio. [Twelve-sheet set of maps of 'The United Colonies']
Le Colonie Unite dell’ America Settentr.le di Nouva Projezione ASS. EE. Li Signori Riformatori Dello Studio di Padova. Venice, 1778. Original outline colour. Twelve sheets, ea. c.330 x 440mm.
This impressive twelve-sheet map, designed to be joined, shows North America west to the Mississippi and Spanish-owned Louisiana, and north to the Great Lakes. The title appears within a large full-colour cartouche, which, with an inset map of Bermuda, fills one sheet. A second inset shows Florida and the Bahamas, and a third Jamaica.
[Ref: 18994]    £3,750.00 ($4,834 • €4,279 rates)

 Eastern Seaboard 

WELLS, Edward. [Map of the English colonies in America]
A New Map of the most Considerable Plantations of the English in America. Dedicated to His Highness William Duke of Glocester. Oxford, 1700. Coloured. 370 x 490mm. Some creasing.
The English colonies in America, published in 'A new set of maps both of antient and present geography'. Insets show Carolina, Nova Scotia, Jamaica, Bermuda and Barbados. Wells was tutor to William, Duke of Gloucester (1689-1700). The son of Princess Anne Stuart, he died aged 11, before his mother became queen of England. If he had lived longer he might have secured the Stuart succession. CUMMING: 130.
[Ref: 19271]    £950.00 ($1,225 • €1,084 rates)

ELLICOTT, Andrew. [Ellicott's map of the 'Territory' of Columbia]
Territoire de Columbia. Paris: 1816. 290 x 290mm. Right margin repaired.
A detailed map of the Territory of Columbia, with the street layout of both Washington and Alexandria. An engraved line markes the '10 Mile Square', the land ceded by Maryland and Virginia to create the territory. The map is based on Andrew Ellicott's map as published in 1794. Despite the engraved date of 1815 it is one of the few maps to refer to the 'Territory', as opposed to the District created in 1801. Despite being published in Paris the map was issued in an English-language publication, David Bailie Warden's 'Chorographical and Statistical Description of the District of Columbia'. Warden (1772-1845), the Irish-born U.S. consul to Napoleonic Paris, apparently paid for a small print run. In 1819 a three-volume edition was published by Archibald Constable in Edinburgh, with a new version of this map.
[Ref: 19180]    £650.00 ($838 • €742 rates)

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