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  BRITISH ISLES 

BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. [17th century map of the British Isles]
Magnae Brittaniae et Hiberniae Tabula. Amsterdam, 1662. Latin-text edition. Original colour. 390 x 510mm. Small hole in bottom margin.
A decorative map of the British Isles, with an inset of the Orkneys, armorials and galleons. The map was first issued 1630, with vignette borders depicting costumes and towns; however that state only appeared that year after which the borders were cropped from the plate, as per this state. See SHIRLEY: British Isles 1477-1650, 423.
[Ref: 13380]    £950.00 ($1,252 • €1,063 rates)


MOLL, Herman. [Scarce 17th century map of the British Isles]
England, Scotland; & Irelandm With the Iles Thereto Belonging. London: Robert Scott, 1681. 215 x 175mm.
A map of the British Isles and North Sea engraved by Herman Moll for 'A New Geography, with Maps to each Country', part of Sir Jonas Moore's 'A New Systeme of the Mathematicks'. Not listed in Shirley, but Moore's book mentioned in the biography of Moll.
[Ref: 15819]    £380.00 ($501 • €425 rates)


VALK, Gerard. Les Isles Britanniques, qui contiennent les Royaumes d'Angleterre, Ecosse et Irlande... Amsterdam, c.1695. Original colour. 495 x 575mm. Verdigris cracks reinforced, small hole near Scilly Isles repaired.
With an inset of the Orkneys, Shetlands and Faroes, and a decorative title cartouche. SHIRLEY: British Isles 1650-1750, Valck 1.
[Ref: 9456]    £600.00 ($791 • €671 rates)


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 ($1,582 • €1,343 rates)


BODENEHR, Gabriel. [Early 18th Century British Isles]
Gross-Brittanien Bestehende In Drey Konigreiche Irland Scotland Und Engelland. Augsburg, c.1704. Original colour. 175 x 305mm.
The British Isles, flanked by two text panels detailing the division and principal cities of the British Isles, headed by a large baroque title cartouche and the Royal Arms. SHIRLEY: British Isles 1650-1750, derivative of Bodenehr 2, illus.
[Ref: 17529]    £400.00 ($527 • €448 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 ($461 • €392 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 ($1,186 • €1,007 rates)


AA, Pieter van der. [18th century map of the British Isles]
Les Isles Britanniques, Suivant les Nouvelles Observations Leiden, c.1729. 230 x 305mm. A very fine example.
Finely engraved map of the British Isles with a great deal of detail. The title cartouche shows a sea god, wielding a trident whilst seated on a large sea shell chariot, pulled by two horses and led by a merman. In the background is a prospect of London and the River Thames.
[Ref: 16536]    £280.00 ($369 • €313 rates)


EDWARDS, George. [Map of Britain from an important ornithological book]
Itinera Varia Auctoris. London: George Edwards, 1746. Original body colour. 260 x 210mm.
A frontispiece from George Edward's famous work 'A Natural History of Uncommon Birds'. The map shows the author's voyages around England and Europe between 1718 & 1730; however the illustrations come from further afield: at top is the beak of the Egyptian Ibis; underneath are male and female stag beetles from Borneo; and at the bottom the Least Hummingbird of Jamaica. According to the book's text, the stag beetles, the hummingbird and its egg are shown actual size. George Edwards (1694-1773) is known as the 'father of British ornithology'. On the recommendation of Sir Hans Sloane he was appointed librarian to the Royal College of Physicians in London in 1733, allowing him the liberty to write his books. His friend Linnaeus helped him compile the names for the indexes. SHIRLEY: 34.
[Ref: 16179]    £190.00 ($250 • €213 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 ($857 • €727 rates)


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