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 The Mediterranean 

CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. [A large map of the Mediterranean Countries and Arabia]
Carte de L'Empire Othoman... Amsterdam, 1720. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 525 x 1210mm. A very fine example.
A large map which, despite the title, shows the whole of the Mediterranean and Europe north to London, with references to the Roman Empire as well as the Ottoman, with two inset maps referring to Alexander the Great's empire. The map is flanked by two large tables which provide an extensive list of the principle towns and states with their respective locations. Also included are lengthy historical notes concerning Alexander the Great's Empire, as well as detailed information on the Roman Empire. This map was published in Chatelain's 'Atlas Historique'.
[Ref: 15804]    £1,200.00 ($1,568 • €1,361 rates)

GRIERSON, George [A scarce Irish chart of the Western part of The Mediterranean]
To the Right Honourable the Chief Commissioners and Governours of his Majesties Revenue of Ireland this Chart of the Mediterrean According to the Newest and most Exact Observations is most humbly Dedicated by your Honours most humb: Servant Geo. Grierson. Dublin, c.1730. Two sheets conjoined, total 460 x 670mm.
A rare chart of the Mediterranean west of Corsica and Sardinia, published in Dublin by George Grierson (1680?-1755), who, despite being 'Printer to the King in Ireland' specialised in producing pirated copies of maps.
[Ref: 14456]    £2,000.00 ($2,614 • €2,268 rates)

MOULLART-SANSON, Pierre. [The Old Testament Mediterranean]
Carte de la Geographie Sacrée pour l'Ancien Testament Paris, Robert de Vaugondy, c. 1740, coloured, 410 x 555mm
From Moullart's "Table Methodique". Showing the Mediterranean during Old Testament times with Israel divided between its tribes. The decorative globe suspended in the middle of the map includes the part of Australia mapped by Abel Tasman. On the right hand side of the map is a table giving the geneology of the Old Testament from the Great Flood until Abraham.
[Ref: 8697]    £300.00 ($392 • €340 rates)

SEALE, Richard William. [18th century sea chart of the Mediterranean]
A Correct Chart of the Mediterranean Sea, from the Straits of Gibraltar to the Levant... London, Rapin & Tindall, c.1750. Coloured. 350 x 710mm. A very fine example with good margins and attractive colours.
A detailed sea-chart of the Mediterranean region. Highly detailed with most ports clearly labeled. Decorative title cartouche in the lower left. Rumb lines throughout with a decorative compass rose at the center. To the top right there is an inset plan of 'Leghorn', (Livorno) in Italy.
[Ref: 14957]    £650.00 ($850 • €737 rates)

DUPUIS, Louis André. [A detailed 18th Century two-sheet chart of the Mediterranean Sea]
Carte de la Mer Méditerranée. 1785. Paris, 1785. Two sheets conjoined, dissected and laid on linen as issued. 550 x 1070mm.
A large and detailed sea-chart of the Mediterranean. The same year Dupuis published similar charts of the Baltic, Black Sea and the Danube.
[Ref: 18383]    £1,200.00 ($1,568 • €1,361 rates)

TALLIS, John. [Map of British possessions with vignettes]
British Possessions in the Mediterranean. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 350 x 250mm. A fine example.
Old map of the British colonies including Gibraltar, Malta & Gozo, Corfu and Cephalonia, with six vignettes.
[Ref: 15248]    £165.00 ($216 • €187 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [A classic 16th century Dutch map of Cyprus]
Cypri Insulae Nova Descript. 1573. Antwerp, 1573, Latin edition. Coloured. 350 x 500mm. Restoration at centrefold.
The famous of Cyprus engraved by Johannes à Doeticum for the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'. A large title cartouche top left is balanced by an inset map of Lemnos bottom right, drawn by Ortelius himself from a written account by Pierre Belon, 1555. The pagination matches van den Broecke's description of the 1573 Latin variant edition (the year the map was first published); however the map is his second state (with 'Tepia' added), which he dates to 1574-5. ZACHARAKIS: 1614, illus; VAN DEN BROECKE: 149, second state of four (with waves not stipple and showing Tepia).
[Ref: 17916]    £1,750.00 ($2,287 • €1,985 rates)

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early plan of Famagusta]
Famagusta. Cologne, c.1600. Original colour. 160 x 230mm. Trimmed from a larger sheet, false margins at top & left.
An early 'map-view', with the major buildings shown in profile with little consideration for perspective.
[Ref: 17846]    £240.00 ($314 • €272 rates)

QUAD, Matthias. [The first issue of Quad's map of Cyprus]
Cyprus Insula. Cologne: Johann Bussemacher, 1600, German text edition. 215 x 295mm. Fine dark impression.
Cyprus, engraved by Johann Bussemacher after Ortelius for Quad's 'Fasciculus Geographicus Complectens'. Two inset Latin-text boxes give a history and description of the island. BAYNTON-WILLIAMS: Cyprus 44; STYLIANOU: 92; BANK OF CYPRUS CULTURAL FOUNDATION: 47.
[Ref: 18344]    £1,400.00 ($1,830 • €1,588 rates)

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [17th century map of Cyprus and the islands of the Aegean]
Cyprus Ins.; Stalimini I.; Chius Insul.; Mitilene Ins.; Negroponte In.; Cerigo Insul.; Rhodus Ins. Amsterdam, 1609, French text edition. Old colour. 355 x 490mm. A good, dark impression.
An early example of this map of Cyprus with six inset maps of other Ægean islands underneath: Lemnos, Chios, Mitiline, Euboea, Kythira & Rhodes. In the seas of the main map are two strapwork cartouches, a sea-monster and a galley flying a Crescent Moon flag. This example is from the first French edition, published only three years after its first issue. ZACHARAKIS: 2211, illus.; KOEMAN: Me 19.
[Ref: 17882]    £1,400.00 ($1,830 • €1,588 rates)

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