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  BOOKS 

COOK, Captain James. [Italian edition of plates from Captain Cook's Voyages]
[The plate volume from an Italian edition of the voyages of Captain Cook] Italian, c.1785. 4to, paper-backed boards, uncut; 52 numbered plates, 14 folding, including 2 maps.
A collection of plates from all three of Captain Cook's official accounts of his circumnavigations, including the Stubbs kangaroo; the Maori warrior head and the Death of Cook on Hawaii. The engravers include Giuseppi Aloja, Rafael Aloja, Vincenzo Aloja, Carmine Pignatari and Zaballi.
[Ref: 19665]    £1,950.00 ($2,451 • €2,172 rates)


  GLOBES 

DU VAL, Pierre. [A rare set of 17th century uncut gores for a terrestrial globe]
Le Globe Terrestre Par P. Du Val Geographe du Roy. Paris, 1666. Gores on one sheet, 380 x 245mm; with another sheet with two plates, a Full Meridian and a Horizon Band, each 190 x 190mm. Very fine condition.
A fine set of three engraved plates on two sheets, all the printing needed for a 280mm (5½") diameter globe. There are the twelve gores; the horizon ring marked with longitude, months and zodiac; and a full meridian, marked with latitude. On the globe California is marked as an island, 'Jesso' fills the North Pacific and New Zealand is part of the Great Southern Continent. SHIRLEY: 443.
[Ref: 18917]    £11,500.00 ($14,456 • €12,811 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [Two globe gores depicting the north Atlantic and western Europe and Africa]
[Two gores from Coronelli's 18" diameter globe.] Venice, c. 1693. Two plates, sheets 390 x 170 (at most).
Two contiguous globe gores from the Northern Hemisphere of an 18" globe. The western sheet shows Greenland (with the mythical 'Frobisher's Strait'), the Grand Banks, the Azores and the Cape Verde Islands, with vignettes of Eskimos, canoes and seals. T the eastern sheet shows Iceland, the British Isles and North Sea, France & Netherlands, Iberia and Africa including Algeria and thew Gulf of Benin. The edges of the sheets suggest they were issued separately, and not in Coronelli's 'Il Libro dei Globi'.
[Ref: 19594]    £950.00 ($1,194 • €1,058 rates)


GREUTER, Matthaus. [Three celestial globe gores with Virgo, Libra and Boötes]
[Three gores from a 49cm diameter celestial globe.] Rome: Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi, 1695?. Three sheets, each 370 x 135mm at base. Trimmed for use, a little toning.
A group of three contiguous globe gores from the Northern Hemisphere of a 49cm celestial globe with 24 gores. The constellations include the zodiac signs of Virgo and Libra, Boötes, Coma Berenices, Corona Borealis, Serpens and the tail of Ursa Major. The gores were first published in 1636 in Rome; we are assuming these come from the more common de Rossi edition, but there is nothing to indicate which edition they are.
[Ref: 19593]    £950.00 ($1,194 • €1,058 rates)


DELAMARCHE, Charles François. [A French globe from the beginning of the 19th century]
Globe Terrestre Dressé d'après les Découvertes du Capitaine Cook et augmenté de celles du Capit. La Pérouse. Par F.F. Delamarche Géog. Suc. de Vaugondy 1801. Paris: Delamarche, 1801. Globe, 210mm diameter, engraved gores with original hand colour on wooden stand, height 500mm, with cardboard full meridian and horizon band, both with engraved scales. Some minor restoration.
An attractive terrestrial globe showing the discoveries of Captains James Cook (1728-79) and Jean François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse (1741-88?), in Australiasia and the Pacific. Tasmania is still joined to the mainland, so the cartography predates the voyage of Matthew Flinders and George Bass around the island. The globe is decorated with rococo cartouches for the title and scale, with illustrations of the zodiac signs on the horizon band.
[Ref: 19462]    £14,000.00 including VAT ($17,598 • €15,596 rates)


NEWTON & Son. [A handsome 19th century standing library globe]
Newton's New & Improved Terrestrial Globe Embracing every recent Discovery. London, Newton & Son, 1842. A 12' (30cm) diameter globe, standing 90cm high, with a single pedestal stand with three legs, with four quarter circles supporting the horizon ring.
The globe is made of twelve copper-engraved half gores, coloured and varnished. The meridian ring is brass, as is the English-style hour circle between the meridian and the globe. The horizon ring is also a varnished copper engraving.
[Ref: 18645]    £12,850.00 including VAT ($16,152 • €14,315 rates)


WYLD, James. [An English mid-Victorian table globe]
A Terrestrial Globe Compiled from the latest & Most Authentic Sources, Including all the recent Geographical Discoveries. London, c.1870. Printed globe, 12" diameter (305mm), on three-legged, wooden stand, brass meridian and horizon with engraved paper calendar and zodiac, total height 18" (460mm), A few small signs of wear.
A fine table globe, marking James Clark Ross's discoveries in Antarctica (1841), 'The United States of Colombia' (1861-88) and Alaska as part of the United States (1867).
[Ref: 17297]    £7,250.00 including VAT ($9,113 • €8,077 rates)


BETTS, John. [A collapsable globe]
Betts's Portable Terrestrial Globe Compiled from the Latest and Best Authorities. British Empire coloured red. London, George Philip & Son Ltd, & Liverpool, Philip Son & Nephew, c.1925. Printed waxed cotton globe with 'umbrella ' mechanism, metal spindle and hanging ring. Globe circumference 1,260mm extended, 770mm long including spindle. With the original cardboard tube with printed cover. Some faint staining.
An unusual collapsible globe, made spherical by pushing a metal tube upwards along the spindle, It shows the British Empire covering approximately a quarter of the Earth's total land area, with a population of 450 million people. The globe's mechanism was invented by John Betts in 1860; this example is a later issue by G. Philip & Sons who manufactured them after Bett's death c. 1863 to c. 1925. We have estimated the date of this example by the description of St Petersburg as 'Petrograd (Leningrad)' (renamed by the Soviets in 1924), and the separation of Transjordan from Palestine (1922) but before full independence from the British (1928). Undoubtedly the reason for the superb condition of this globe is the original cardboard tube.
[Ref: 16071]    £2,250.00 including VAT ($2,828 • €2,507 rates)


  WORLD 
 World & Continent Sets 

CLOPPENBURG, Johannes. [The World and Continents from Cloppenburg's 'Atlas Minor']
Typus Orbis Terrarum; America noviter delineata; Asia; Nova Europae Descriptio; Africæ nova Tabula. Amsterdam, 1632, Latin text edition. Coloured. Five plates, Each c.190 x 260mm. Worm hole in right edge filled on all plates, otherwise a very fine set with dark impression.
Scarce miniature versions of maps of the world and four continents by Jodocus Hondius. They appeared in Cloppenburg's edition of Mercator's 'Atlas Minor', with maps engraved in slightly larger format than standard Dutch pocket atlases by Pieter van den Keere. The borders of the continents are unillustrated, but the world has the Four Elements represented by a cornucopia, bird of paradise, salamander and a sea monster in the corners, two scenes from the Garden of Eden in the upper cusp and the Last Judgement below. First published in 1630, there was a third edition in 1636 before a hiatus until an edition in 1673, suggesting the plates were suppressed. BURDEN: 225, first state of three.
[Ref: 17985]    £3,750.00 ($4,714 • €4,178 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [A fine pair of 17th century hemispheres in Coronelli's unique style]
Planisfero del Mondo Nouvo... [&] Planisfero de Mondo Vecchio... Venice, c.1690. Old colour. Two sheets, each c.460 x 620mm.
A decorative pair of maps of the hemispheres within finely engraved borders showing the Zodiac. Points of interest include California as an island, the huge island of Jesso reaching almost to California and the partial outline of New Zealand.
[Ref: 19592]    £3,250.00 ($4,085 • €3,621 rates)


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