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BLAEU, Johannes. [Blaeu's Famous Decorative Map]
Novam Hanc Territorii Francofurtensis Tabulam... Amsterdam, c.1640, French text. Original colour. 455 x 550mm.
This map of the area around Frankfurt is one of Blaeu's most beautiful productions, and was chosen as the cover illustration for Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers. Over thirty armorials surround the map, with four allegorical figures along the top, all in full colour. A classic collector's map. This example has had the original pagination marks erased and ink mss. replacements added.
[Ref: 10159]    £850.00 ($1,143 • €966 rates)


BOSSEVIN, Louis. [A very scarce prospect of Hamburg]
Hambour Ville Imperialle et Anseatique en la Basse Saxe. 1647. Paris: Bossevin, c.1647. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 280 x 715mm. Repaired tears.
A rare prospect of Hamburg from the Elbe, with a 22-point key, with the title highlighting its status as an Imperial Free City and its membership of the Hanseatic League.
[Ref: 17558]    £1,500.00 ($2,018 • €1,704 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [A pirated edition of the Ortelius Epitome map of Dithmarschen]
Thietmarsia. Venice, c.1655. Coloured. 80 x 105mm.
A miniature map of the Dithmarschen region, with north orientated to the left. A second title appears outside the neatline. The map was published in 'Il theatro del mondo', an Italian pirate edition of the Ortelius 'Epitome' miniature atlas. First published in 1598, the publication was revived in 1655, forty years after the last edition of the Dutch original.
[Ref: 15564]    £60.00 ($81 • €68 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus II. [Rare carte-à-figures map of Germany]
Germaniae Nova et Accurate Descriptio. Amsterdam: Frederick de Wit, c.1665. Original outline colour. 455 x 560mm.
Rare panelled map of Germany designed and published by Jodocus Hondius Jr. in 1625, here re-issued by de Wit circa 1665.The map has decorative pictorial panels on all four sides; the upper panel with equestrian figures of the Holy Roman Emperor and the seven Electors of the Empire; the side borders have three costume figures interspersed with prospects of German cities, with a further ten prospects with accompanying armorials in the lower border, making eighteen in total. Schilder: Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica, IV, Map 37.4, noting two institutional locations and a single private location, the Stopp Collection.
[Ref: 7922]    £3,000.00 ($4,035 • €3,408 rates)


BLOME, Richard. [First folio-size map of Germany to be engraved & published in England]
A Generall Mapp Of The Empire of Germany. With its severall Estates.. London, 1670. Coloured 300 x 410mm. A fine example.
Decorative map of the German Empire. Engraved by Francis Lamb and published only four years after the Great Fire of London, it is the first folio-size map of Europe to be engraved and published by an Englishman. (John Speed's maps were engraved in Amsterdam.) Cartouche with putti below a dedication to Prince Rupert, Count Palatine of the Rhine etc.
[Ref: 15600]    £300.00 ($404 • €341 rates)


FRESCHOT, Casimir Don. [An extremely rare miniature map of Swabia]
(140) Sueuia nell Imperio. Sotto diversi Principli di Religione differente. Longh: 140 Miglia inccirca. Venice: Giovanni Pare', c. 1680. Sheet 51 x 52mm. Trimmed from a large broadsheet.
Marking Stuttgart and Ulm. Don Casimir Freschot, a Benedictine Priest and author of about 50 books on history and Venice, composed a 'goose game', 'Geografia ridotta a giuoco per istruttione della giovane nobiltà veneziana', to facilitate "the teaching of geography to the young Venetian nobility", of which this map was a section. Engraved by Anton Francesco Lucini, this was probably the earliest geographical game to be published. The 'board' comprised 153 squares containing small maps, arranged in a spiral, with a plan of Venice at the centre. Above the game were four larger maps of the continents, the rules, including the prizes and forfeits for landing on squares, and a dedication. There is only one known complete example, in the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice. Even incomplete examples are extremely rare. "Charta Geographica" magazine, vol.1, page 76; plus insert with facsimile broadsheet.
[Ref: 11152]    £450.00 ($605 • €511 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [17th century town plan of Frankfurt]
Sachsenhausen. Francofurtum Franckfurt. Amsterdam: sons of Johannes Jansson van Waeseberg, 1682. 395 x 505mm. Top margin reinstated. A fine and dark impression.
A detailed townplan, with a 37-point key, published in the second edition of Jansson's Townbooks, issued by Jansson's grandsons. Although most of the plans were reissues of the Braun & Hogenberg plates, this is a re-engraved version of the plan in Marin Zeiler's 'Topographia Germania'. KOEMAN: JA 18.
[Ref: 16062]    £650.00 ($874 • €738 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century miniature map of Germany]
Allemagne en General. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 160 x 110mm. French text on verso.
Antique map of Germany from Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 13131]    £60.00 ($81 • €68 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century miniature map of Saxony]
Cercle de Basse-Saxe. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 160 x 110mm. French text on verso.
Antique map of Upper & Lower Saxony, from Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 13140]    £50.00 ($67 • €57 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century miniature map of Germany]
Les Dix Cercles d'Allemagne. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 160 x 110mm. French text on verso.
Antique map of Germany from Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 13141]    £60.00 ($81 • €68 rates)


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