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 Southern Africa 

STANFORD, Edward. [Contemporary map of Transvaal on the cusp of the Second Boer War]
Stanford's Map of the South African Republic (Transvaal). London: Edward Stanford Ltd, July 1st, 1899. Chromolithographic map with extra original hand colour, dissected and laid on linen, total 730 x 930mm.
A map of the Transvaal published only a few months before the outbreak of the Second Boer War (1899-1902).
[Ref: 15003]    £350.00 ($456 • €393 rates)

STANFORD, Edward. [Contemporary map of the theatre of the Second Boer War]
The Crisis in South Africa. Stanford's New Map of the Orange Free State, the Southern Part of the South African Republic, the Northern Frontier of Cape Colony, Natal, Basutoland, and Delagoa Bay in Portuguese East Africa. 1900. London: Edward Stanford Ltd, April 21th, 1900. Chromolithographic map with extra original hand colour. Sheet 670 x 980mm, dissected and laid on linen, folded into cloth covers with publisher's label. Small bookplate on front pastedown.
A map illustrating the Second Boer War (1899-1902), published between the Relief of Ladysmith on 1st of March and the Relief of Mafeking on 18th May. Modern science meant that news could reach London quickly and the map could be updated as events unfolded: we have seen examples of this map dated October 10th 1899, November 8th & November 20th, 1899.
[Ref: 16634]    £400.00 ($522 • €449 rates)


RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [The attack on Carrickfergus by a French Privateer, 1760]
Plan der Gegend von Irrland, wo A.º 1760 den 18 Febr: der See Avanturier u. Capt. Thurot bey A. gelandet und Carikfergus eingenomen, auch bis Bellast vorgedrungen, den 27 Febr: aber von den Engellaendischen See Capitain Elliot entsezet, und Thurot mit seinen Fregatten geschlagen, wobey derselbe selbst durch einen Canon Schuss gebliebe. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1760. Original colour. 225 x 370mm. Stitch holes in left margin.
A scarce map of Belfast Lough with a prospect of Carrickfergus Castle, illustrating the attack of the French privateer Captain Thurot in 1760, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). Captain François Thurot (1727-70) was in times of peace a smuggler and in wartime a privateer. In both the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-8) and the Seven Years' War (1756-63) he terrorised British shipping: between May and September 1756 he is said to have captured or sunk sixty vessels. In 1759, with France planning to invade south west England, Thurot was sent out at the head of a fleet on a diversionary attack on Scotland and Ireland. Bad weather split the group but Thurot continued around the coast of Scotland to attack Carrickfergus Castle, more in search of food and winter clothing than for any strategic reason. He held the town for five days, threatened nearby Belfast (here named 'Bellast twice) and received ransoms and supplies. He left Carrickfergus Lough as soon as adverse winds allowed, but the Royal Navy now knew where he was, and frigates were sent after him. He was found near the Mull of Galloway and in the ensuing battle Thurot was killed, much to British relief.
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Anonymous. [A World War One commemorative handkerchief]
[Europe at the outbreak of World War I.] Italian c. 1914. Colour-printed wood engraving on linen. 480 x 635mm. A very fine example.
A map of central and eastern Europe within a maritime ropework border. In the corners are Union flags paired with the flags of the principal allies at the beginning of WWI: France, Russia and Belgium.
[Ref: 15199]    £400.00 ($522 • €449 rates)

 The Netherlands 

MAROT, Daniel. [Antique print of the Siege of Maastricht, 1673]
Mastrich. Ville du Duché de Brabant fameuse par les longs Siéges qu'elle à autrefois soûtenus, l'un contre le Duc de Parme, l'autre contre le Prince d'Orange Frederic Henry... c.1685. 430 x 330mm.
Original antique print of the Siege of Maastricht by the French army of King Louis XIV in 1673, part of the Franco-Dutch War (1672-8). After capuring the city the French held it under 1678. Above the scene is a map of the defences of the city within a cartouche of military trophies. Frenchman Daniel Marot (1661-1752) was an architect and furniture designer as well as an engraver. It is likely that he engraved this homage to Louis XIV before 1685, because in that year the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes caused him to join the Hugenot exodus from France. He entered the service of the Stadtholder, William of Orange, and accompanied him to England when he became King William III of England. Marot is now best known for his designing work for William and Mary at Hampton Court in the 1690s.
[Ref: 12437]    £1,200.00 ($1,565 • €1,346 rates)

LATOMUS, Sigismund. [Antique map of the Siege of Breda in 1624]
Abriß der Statt und Festung Breda wie solche vom Spanischen edger Frankfurt am Main: Latomus, 1624-5. Engraving wih letterpress, printed area 290 x 330mm. Small stain.
A very scarce broadsheet plan of the Siege of Breda by the Spanish under Ambrosio Spinola in 1625. The garrison of Dutch and English soldiers held out for eleven months before surrendering, after which the city stayed in Spanish hands until 1637.
[Ref: 12436]    £3,000.00 ($3,912 • €3,366 rates)


VISSCHER, Nicolas Jansz. [The Siege of Namur, 1692]
Nieuwe kaart van't Graafschap Namen: met een groot gedeelte van't Hertogdom Brabant:... Amsterdam, c.1692. 480 x 610mm. Good impression, binding folds flattened.
The conquest of Namur by Louis XIV's French army during the Nine Years' War. The most important action was the Siege of Namur, directed by Sébastien Le Prestre, Seigneur de Vauban, the foremost military engineer of the day. An inset shows the position of the French fort Charlemont.
[Ref: 11142]    £290.00 ($378 • €325 rates)

VERNET, Carle. [View of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815]
Campagnes des Français. Bataille du Mont St Jean dite de Waterloo le 12 Juin 1815. Paris, c.1840. Engraving, sheet 250 x 380mm, trimmed to image and laid on paper with printed border and title label, as issued, total 350 x 500mm.
A scene of the final stages of the Battle of Waterloo, with Napoleon riding away on Marengo, realising the campaign was lost. It was engraved by Bouvinet after Carle Vernet for Vernet's 'Campagnes des Français sous le Consulat & l´Empire'. The unusual presentation suggests that this example was a subscriber's issue.
[Ref: 15682]    £350.00 ($456 • €393 rates)

 Baltic States 

FER, Nicolas de. [A rare map with an early reference to St Petersburg]
Estats des Couronnes de Dannemark, Suede, et Pologne sur la Mer Baltique. Paris, 1705. Two sheets conjoined, total 440 x 700mm. Bottom left margin restored, two tears skillfully repaired.
A map of the countries surrounding the Baltic but extending west through Germany, Holland, to southern England, engraved by van Loon and first published 1700. The focus of the map is the Great Northern War (1700-1721), in which Russia fought to regain Ingria from Sweden in order to have a sea port on the Baltic, but involving many other powers (including Britain and the Ottoman Empire). In 1703 the Russians took Nyenskans, a Swedish fortress at the mouth of the River Neva and renamed it after the tsar; only two years later this map was updated to mark 'Petersbourg'.
[Ref: 18444]    £950.00 ($1,239 • €1,066 rates)

WYLD, James. [The Baltic Theatre of the Crimean War]
Wyld's Map of the Baltic or East Sea, including the Gulf of Finland and the Surrounding Countries, embracing the Present Seat of War. London: Wyld, 1854. Lithographic map with original hand colour. Dissected and laid on linen, total 520 x 695mm.
Chart of the sea from the east coast of England to St Petersburg, with insets of the environs of St Petersburg and Russian territorial advances in Scandinavia. A separate-issue map published to illustrate the news accounts of the Anglo-French fleet that had been sent to blockade St Petersburg, Russia's only northern port open all year around, on the outbreak of the Crimean War in 1854. In two successive years the fleet blockaded the Gulf of Finland successfully and had a few minor victories, including the capture of the Russian garrison at Bomarsund and the bombardment of Sweaborg and Hogland. However the failure of the fleet to attack either Cronstad or St Petersburg meant that the action was stategically ineffective.
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