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  BRITISH ISLES 

JAILLOT, Alexis-Hubert. [17th century map of the British Isles on two sheets]
Les Isles Britanniques; qui Contiennent les Royaumes d'Angleterre, Escosse, et Irlande Paris, 1692. Original colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 575 x 890mm. Very fine condition, crisp impression.
Early edition of Sanson's map of the British Isles, redrawn on a larger scale by Jaillot at the request of Sanson's heirs, first published in the 'Atlas Nouveau' from 1674. During the course of this map's life Jaillot had three pairs of plates engraved, with only minor changes. This is the second state of the second pair, with the lines of longitude and latitude that were added in the first year of issue. The third state has the date 1696. A very decorative map, with fine baroque title and scale cartouches and an inset of the Orkneys and Shetland Isles. SHIRLEY: British Isles 1650-1750, Jaillot 1, 'one of the most attractive maps of the late 17th century'.
[Ref: 14463]    £1,200.00 ($1,578 • €1,363 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [The Saxon Heptarchy]
Britannia prout divisa suit temporibus Anglo-Saxonium presertim durante illorum Heptarchia. Amsterdam, c.1700, blank verso. Original colour. 415 x 530mm. Backed with archival tissue to strengthen verdigris weakness.
One the most decorative maps of the British Isles, first published 1646. It shows England before the Norman Conquest of 1066, with the country divided into the seven Saxon kingdoms. Down each side are vignettes in full colour: on the left are full-length portraits of the founders of the kingdoms; on the right are the various methods used to convert their successors to Christianity, including violence and nagging. SHIRLEY: British Isles 577, plate 154.
[Ref: 17943]    £2,400.00 ($3,156 • €2,726 rates)


NOLIN, Jean Baptiste. [Antique map of the British Isles]
Les Isles Britanniques ou sont Les Royaumes d'Angleterre d'Escosse et d'Ireland &c. Paris, c.1707. Original outline colour. Dissected and laid on linen. 600 x 490mm. Some restoration at centrefold.
Antique map of the British Isles, with an inset map of the Orkneys, Shetlands & Faroes top right. First issued with the date 1698, SHIRLEY: British Isles 1650-1750, Nolin 1, state ii of iii.
[Ref: 12506]    £350.00 ($460 • €398 rates)


CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. [Early 18th century map of the British Isles]
Nouvelle Carte d'Angleterre, d'Ecosse et d'Irlande, avec Instructions pour Connoitre les Differents Etats de la Couronne D'Angleterre en Europe, Asie, Afrique, et Amerique. Amsterdam, 1708. Coloured. 480 x 630mm.
Decorative map of the British Isles, with inset maps of the two hemispheres showing territory under England's control, and four armorials. SHIRLEY: British Isles 1650-1750, Châtelain 2, illus, 'the principle map of the British Isles in Châtelain's Atlas Historique'.
[Ref: 17861]    £500.00 ($658 • €568 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [A Georgian map of the British Isles]
Tabula Novissima Accuratissima Regnorum Angliæ, Scotiæ Hiberniæ. Augsburg, c.1725. Original colour. 585 x 500mm. A very fine example
An example of the first state of Seutter's British Isles, with a portrait of George I and the Hanoverian coat-of-arms in the title cartouche. In the scale cartouche bottom left, the old Stuart coat-of-arms is still present, also in the scale cartouche is a scene of Perseus on Pegasus rescuing Andromeda from Cetus, the seamonster. In the top left are the shields of England, Scotland and Ireland. SHIRLEY: Seutter 1.
[Ref: 17398]    £900.00 ($1,184 • €1,022 rates)


SCHREIBER, Johann Georg. [Eighteenth century map of the British Isles]
Gros Britannien Oder Engelland, Schottland Und Irrland... Leipzig, c.1730, Original colour, 160 x 235mm
Map of the British Isles from Schreiber's 'Atlas Selectus'. With a very prominent and decorative Hanoverian coat of arms, and a panel of text listing Britain's divisions, which are denoted on the map by initials. Shirley P.123 Illustrated.
[Ref: 17973]    £350.00 ($460 • €398 rates)


NIDERNDORFF, Heinrich. [Eighteenth century map of the British Isles]
Angliae Scotiae et Hiberniae Regna cum insulis adjacentibus. Wirceburgi, Kleyer, 1739. Original colour. 145 x 180mm.
The British Isles from the Generalis geographia cosmica ... published by Jo. Jacobi Christophori Kleyer.
[Ref: 18658]    £150.00 ($197 • €170 rates)


RHODE, Johann Christoph. [Mid-eighteenth century map of the British Isles]
Tabula Geograph: Magnae Britanniae.. Berlin, Leonhard Euler, 1753. Coloured. 320 x 370mm.
With an inset of the Orkneys & Shetlands. Published by Leonard Von Euler, the famous mathematician
[Ref: 17088]    £650.00 ($855 • €738 rates)


ROCQUE, John. [A fine example of Rocque's county atlas]
The Small British Atlas: being a New Set of Maps of all the Counties of England and Wales: To which is added a General Map... London: Rocque, 1753. 8vo, later brown calf; engraved title (in English & French), folding general map, double-page general map & 52 double-page engraved maps, as called for. Good, early impressions of the maps.
The only county atlas by Rocque, who was better known for his large scale surveys of cities. Most of the maps have no illustrations, but Devon has vignettes of the Eddystone Lighthouse and West Yorkshire has a view of a guillotine in use in Halifax half a century before the French Revolution. The folding general map, titled 'A Parliamentary Map of England', is a sketch-map, marking the outlines of the counties and the positions of the major towns only; however it is made more interesting by the tables, which includes the revenue of both land tax and ship tax from each county.
[Ref: 11749]    £4,000.00 ($5,260 • €4,544 rates)


SIMON, Thomas. [The Great Seal of the Commonwealth, 1651]
The Great-Seal of the Common-Wealth of England. done by Tho. Simon. This Engrav'd from a Curious Proof Impression in Wax which was in the Collection of the R.t Hon.ble ye Earl of Oxford; now in the Possession of her Grace the Dutchess of Portland. London: George Vertue, 1753. 215 x 150mm. A very fine impression, trimmed to image and mounted in Victorian album paper.
An engraved copy of the Great Seal of England of 1651, showing a map of England, Wales, Ireland and the Channel Islands, decorated with the arms of England & Ireland and galleons, within a decorative border. The seal was used to authenticate state documents during the Commonwealth, the period between the execution of Charles I and the Restoration of 1660, when England was a republic. The maker of this seal (and others for Charles I and Charles II) was Thomas Simon (c.1623-65), chief engraver of the Royal Mint. This engraving by Vertue was published in 'The Medals, Coins, Great Seals and other Works of Thomas Simon'.
[Ref: 17363]    £650.00 ($855 • €738 rates)


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