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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.
($774 • €711 rates)
[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'.
($1,548 • €1,422 rates)
[The Saxon Heptarchy] Britannia prout divisa suit temporibus Anglo-Saxonium presertim durante illorum Heptarchia. Amsterdam, c.1700, blank verso. Coloured. 415 x 530mm.
One the most decorative maps of the British Isles, first published 1646. It shows England before the Norman Conquest of 1066, showing 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.
($2,903 • €2,666 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.
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[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.
($1,161 • €1,067 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.
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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 Pg. 123 Illustrated
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[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.
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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
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[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.
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