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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

BOWEN, Emanuel. [World map depicting circumnavigator's routes]
A New and Accurate Map of the World. Drawn from the best Authorities and regulated by Astronomical Observations: Describing the Course of each of the following Circum-Navigators Viz Ferdinand Magellan, Sr. Francis Drake and Commodore Anson. London, 1748. 365 x 555mm.
A world map on an oval projection twenty years before Cook's first circumnavigation, thus showing an incomplate Australia and New Zealand. Also of interest are 'De Gama's Land' in the north Pacific and the note claiming that 'S.r Francis Drake was the First Navigator who made the Circuit of the Globe' because Magellan was killed in the Ladrones. Engraved by Thomas Kitchin, the map was published in the second edition of John Harris' 'Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels'.
[Ref: 17136]    £750.00 ($953 • €852 rates)


DENIS, Louis. [A mid-18th century world map full of false assumptions]
Mappe-monde Physique Politique et Mathematique ou Nouvelle Maniere de considerer la Terre par la Disposition naturelle de ses parties par les differents Peuples qui l'habitant et par sa Correspondance avec le Ciel. Extraite des cartes des S.rs de Cassini, Danville, De l'Isle, Bellin et autres géographes. Paris: Denis, 1764. Original colour. Three sheets conjoined, dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 640 x 1275mm.
A double-hemisphere world map with the Americas in the right sphere, a decorative title cartouche, a world map is a single sphere in the lower cusp and geographical diagrams in the four corners. What makes this map so fascinating is the amount of cartographical conjecture: at the Poles are various islands, including a huge one incorporating New Zealand; Australia's east coastline reaches Vanutu; in North America are the Mer de l'Ouest, Lac de Fonte and a large island instead of Alaska; in Africa a chain of mountains stretches across Guinea, thirty years before James Rennell was accused of inventing the 'Mountains of Kong'. Although not listed in the list of sources, much of the information comes from Philippe Buache, 'Premier Géographe du Roi' from 1729. He believed that the mountains of the world were linked, crossing the ocean floors from continent to continent, most noticeably across the Pacific BAYNTON-WILLIAMS: New Worlds, p.171-3.
This item is currently on reserve


NOLIN, Jean Baptiste. [A double-hemisphere wall map with side panels]
Le Globe Terrestre Represente en Deux Plans-Hemispheres Dressé Sur la Projection de M.r de la Hyre de l'Academie Royale des Sciences... Paris, Crepy, 1767. Coloured. 1190 x 1500mm. Minor restoration, as is usual in these large wall maps.
A four-sheet map of the world, presented as a pair of hemispheres held aloft by allegorical figures of the Four Seasons. The added borders containing vignette scenes from the Old Testament, including the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise, Cain and Abel, Noah's Ark and the Ten Commandments. According to a small text the decorations were drawn and engraved by Bocquet from Nolin's ideas. The map, published only a couple of years before Captain Cook's first voyage, still shows only a partial outline of New Zealand and an unbroken Australian coastline joining Tasmania to New Guinea. In North America the 'Strait of Anian' forms a North West Passage from Hudson's Bay, and the St Lawrence River continues west from Lake Superior. SHIRLEY: World 605, 'one of the finest Large-scale world maps to be produced '
[Ref: 15148]   P.O.A.


BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [Double-hemisphere world map with extra engraved border]
Mappe-Monde Dressée pour l'étude de la Geographie... Paris, Desnos, 1778. Coloured. 390 x 550mm.
Very decorative double-hemisphere world map, with a decorative title cartouche. On either side is engraved descriptive text in French, and around that is a separately-printed frame-like border. Points of interest include: the uncertain coastlines of New Zealand and eastern Australia despite Cook's mapping fifteen years before; the 'Mer de l'Ouest' in North America; and the Island of Yeso above Japan.
[Ref: 14852]    £700.00 ($889 • €795 rates)


BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [Brion's magnificent large-format map of the world]
Mappemonde où sont marquées les Nouvelles Découvertes. Paris: Esnauts & Rapilly, 1783. Coloured. 530 x 765mm.
A highly-decorative double-hemisphere map of the world, showing the routes of Captain Cook around the world. In the corners are female allegorical figures of the continents; the upper cusp has Helios in the chariot of the Sun and the lower cusp has the title in a cartouche of fruit and flowers.
[Ref: 15691]    £4,250.00 ($5,398 • €4,828 rates)


WALLIS, John. [A Georgian ''goose game'' world map]
Wallis's Complete Voyage Round the World. A New Geographical Pastime. London: John Wallis. 1796. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issued, map 335 x 640mm, together with rule sheet 170 x 660, both folded into marbled slipcase with publisher's title label. Slipcase worn.
An early educational ''goose game'', in which players race around the world, starting at Portsmouth and ending at London, through a hundred places, each with a fact and occassional penalty listed on the rule sheet. For example a player would miss a turn by visiting the 'Black Hole' of Calcutta. Worse was landing on 89, the Magellan Straights: ''the traveller is shipwrecked and loses his chance of the game''. According to the cover label this pocket version cost 6 shillings (as did tours though England, Europe and Scotland advertised on the map); boxed versions (containing the map on pastboard, totem and counties neccessary to play the game) were mentioned, unpriced. Totems were standardly used because dice were heavily taxed to discourage gambling.
[Ref: 17501]    £1,600.00 ($2,032 • €1,818 rates)


THOMPSON, George. [Georgian two-sheet double-hemisphere map of the World]
A New Map of the World with all the New Discoveries, By Cap:t Cook & other Navigators Including the Trade Winds, Monsoons and Variations of the Compass, Illustrated with a Coelestial Planisphere, the Various Systems of Ptolomy, Copernicus & Tycho Bray, Together with the Appearences of the Planets &c. London: G. Thompson, 1798. Original colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 630 x 950mm.
A double-hemisphere map of the world at the end of the 18th century, surrounded by insets of polar and other projections, celestial spheres in the cusps and other astronomical diagrams. George Thompson (1758-1826) was a very successful London publisher, despite most of his output being derivative; he left an estate worth £70,000 although this was much reduced by the legal wrangles over the will that lasted until at least 1834. ARMITAGE: The World at Their Fingertips, Map 23.
[Ref: 13897]    £5,500.00 ($6,985 • €6,248 rates)


LEVASSEUR, Victor. [Very decorative 19th century map of the world]
Planisphère. Paris: Pelissier, c.1845. Outline colour. 310 x 410mm. An excellent example.
A fine map of the world on Mercator's projection, with ornate engraved borders, with medallion allegories of the Four Seasons and vignettes of gods, goddesses, mythical figures, Adam and Eve, astrological symbols and animals. Under the map is a further vingette with Jesus seated on a throne with a cross in one hand. Around him can be seen Napoleon, Socrates, pyramids and a herm. It was published in one of the last decorative atlases, the 'Atlas Universel Illustré'.
[Ref: 15841]    £280.00 ($356 • €318 rates)


LEVASSEUR, Victor. [Very decorative 19th century map of the world]
Planisphère. Paris: Pelissier, c.1845. Outline colour. 310 x 410mm.
A fine map of the world on Mercator's projection, with ornate engraved borders, with medallion allegories of the Four Seasons and vignettes of gods, goddesses, mythical figures, Adam and Eve, astrological symbols and animals. Under the map is a further vingette with Jesus seated on a throne with a cross in one hand. Around him can be seen Napoleon, Socrates, pyramids and a herm. It was published in one of the last decorative atlases, the 'Atlas Universel Illustré'.
[Ref: 17822]    £500.00 ($635 • €568 rates)


IUNCK, J. [World map showing the Geography of plants]
Geografia Delle Piante. Turin, 1854. Original colour. 350 x 450mm.
An interesting Italian guide to the geography of plants, and how they are divided by height and latitude.
[Ref: 17213]    £240.00 ($305 • €273 rates)


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