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Geografia Oceania Tempi Moderni. Rome, c.1830, original outline colouring, each map 85 x 120mm
Four maps on a sheet from an early 19th century Italian Atlas. Showing Malaysia and Indonesia, Australasia, Micronesia and Polynesia.
($138 • €128 rates)
[Map of the island of Gorée to illustrate news of the Seven Years' War] The Island of Goree. London: T.Kinnersley, 1759, Sheet 105 x 205mm.
A map of the French colony on Gorée, now part of the city of Dakar, Senegal. It became a target for British operations during the Seven Years' War (1756-63), and a fleet was sent to capture it in Dember 1758, under Admiral Augustus Keppel, The attack was successfull and the island remained in British hands until 1763, when it was handed it back by the Treaty of Paris. This map was published in the February edition of 'The Grand Magazine of Magazines. or Universal Register'. Mostly written by David Henry, the magazine was published as a competitor to the 'Gentleman's Magazine'. The circulation was never high and it folded in 1760.
($125 • €116 rates)
[Map of Reunion] Ile Bourbon. Paris, c.1820. Original colour. 110 x 120mm.
A charming antique map of La Réunion, an island located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, about 200 kilometres (120 mi) south west of Mauritius
($163 • €151 rates)
[Map of England] Charte von England. Nach den neuesten Angaben entworfen... Prague, 1809. Coloured. 430 x320mm.
A Czech map of England "Designed according to the latest information" from the early nineteenth century.
($250 • €232 rates)
[Plan of Manchester & Salford] Plan von Manchester und Saalford in England. Prague, 1810. 360 x 440mm.
Highly detailed plan of the City of Manchester and Salford, streets, rivers and buildings are named.
($238 • €220 rates)
[London after The Great Fire] Grundtriss der Statt London wie solche vor und nach dem Brand... Frankfurt, Merian Heirs, c.1670. Coloured. 310 x 420mm.
An interesting plan of London depicting the area destroyed by the Great Fire of London of 1666, with an inset illustrating the 'New Model', a grid-pattern plan by Robert Hooke for the rebuilding of the affected area. From the 'Theatri Europaie '. HOWGEGO No. 25.
($1,063 • €986 rates)
[A broadsheet antique map of roads between Greenwich & Woolwich] A Plan of several Roads between Lord Cardigan's Corner on Black Heath, and Woolwich Warren. c.1760. 270 x 560mm. Some faint toning.
An odd sketch antique map, orientated with north to the top, comparing the different routes from Lord Cardigan's Corner, on the edge of Greenwich Park, through Charleton to Woolwich Warren, the old name for the Royal Arsenal. The roads, crossing Blackheath and Woolwich Common, are now Shooters Hill Road (A2 and A207) from the A205 to Greenwich Park, the A205 from Shooters Hill Road down to Woolwich, and the B210 through Charlton. 'Lord Cardigan's Corner' was Park Corner House, an addition to Montague House, the Earl of Cardigan's estate on on the edge of Greenwich Park. It would seems this map was drawn for his benefit. It appears the map is unfinished: a little vignette ship sits in the middle of blank space, roughly where the Thames would be.
($688 • €638 rates)
[Antique plan of the new Sand Hills Estate, St Pancras] Plan of the Sand Hills Estate, in the Parish of St. Pancras and County of Middlesex: the Property of The Skinners Company. London: J. Shuttleworth &co., c.1830. Lithographic map with hand colour, dissected and laid on linen as issued, in morocco slipcase with 'S.C.' and 'Sandhills' in gilt. Box with some signs of wear.
A plan of the Sand Hills Estate, which straddled what is now the Euston Road, with each house delineated. The part north of the Euston Road has now been redeveloped with the British Library and King's Cross Station, but south of the road much is recognisable but renamed: Euston Road is simply 'The New Road'; Cartwright Crescent is named here 'Burton Crescent'; and Hastings Street is 'Spelhurst Street'. Judd Street and Leigh Street have retained their names. The estate was developed by The Skinners' Company, a medieval trade guild of the furriers, one of the 'Great Twelve' livery companies of London.
($2,188 • €2,030 rates)
[London's new Metropolitan Boroughs in 1832] The Metropolitan Boroughs as defined by the Reform Bill. London, 1832. Coloured, 600 x 510mm. Folds flattened as usual on this issue.
Extending North to South from Tottenham to Norwood and East to West from West Ham to Kensington. This map was produced after the Electoral Reform Bill of 1831/32 that created the metropolitan boroughs of London. HOWGEGO: 338.
($750 • €696 rates)
[An early 'Underground' map] London UndergrounD Railways. Johnson, Riddle & Co., 1910. Wood engraving, printed in colours. Sheet 220 x 270mm. Wear to folds reinforced.
An early folding pocket map of the Underground, published only two years after the first. This version has the background road layout removed and the key of lines moved from top left to bottom right. The mainline stations are numbered 1-13 in black blocks; other attractions are numbered 14-42 in blue (listed on the reverse), including the Japanese-British Exhibiton at White City in 1910. The proposed extension of the Central Line (here coloured blue) from Bank to Liverpool Street is marked.
($500 • €464 rates)
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