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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

BÜNTING, Heinrich. [Bünting's famous clover leaf map of the world]
Die ganze Welt in ein Kleberblat... Magdeburg, 1581-. Woodcut, printed area 270 x 380mm. A fine, dark printing.
Bünting's famous clover leaf map, showing Europe, Asia and Africa as separate leaves connected to Jerusalem at the centre. England and Scandinavia appear as islands at the top of the map; the New World fills the bottom left corner. The map was published in Bünting's 'Itinerarium Sacræ Scripturæ' (Travel through Holy Scripture), a reworking of the bible as a travel guide. Also included were maps of Europe as a Virgin Queen and Asia as Pegasus. This design was of particular relevance to Bünting because a clover leaf features on the arms of his hometown of Hanover. SHIRLEY: World 142.
[Ref: 17369]    £6,500.00 ($8,749 • €7,430 rates)


DE BRY, Johann Theodore. [A world map celebrating the voyage of Willem Schouten]
[Guilhelmi Schouten in australem oceanum expeditio.] Oppenheim: de Bry, c.1619. Engraved map 170 x 210mm, set in letterpress.
A double-hemisphere world map used as a frontispiece to De Bry's 'Pars Undecima Americæ' (Grand Voyages Part XI), which contained the account of the voyage of Willem Shouten (c.1567-1625) in which he was the first to round Cape Horn (1616). The map marks his route but has little other detail. The borders, on the other hand, are finely-engraved, with large portraits of Schouten and Magellan and medallion portraits of Francis Drake, Olivier van Noordt, Thomas Cavendish and Joris van Spilbergen. SHIRLEY: 301.
[Ref: 17013]    £950.00 ($1,279 • €1,086 rates)


VISSCHER, Claes Janszoon. [A world map with portraits of the Twelve Cæsars]
Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula. Amsterdam, 1652. Original colour. 445 x 560mm. Restoration to margin and centre fold.
This magnificent planisphere manages to include 30 separate illustrations in its panels. Along the top and bottom are equestrian portraits of the Twelve Cæsars of Tacitus. The four corners feature female allegorical figures of the Continents, with Europe as a shepherdess, Asia seated on a camel, Africa on a crocodile and America on an armadillo! The left border has prospects of Rome, Amsterdam, Jerusalem and Tunis, interspersed with illustrations of European, Asian and African dress. The right border is given over completely to America: the prospects of Mexico City, Havana, Pernambuco and Todos os Santos Bay are separated by vignettes of North American natives, South Americans and the giants of the Magellan Strait. Originally published in 1639, most of the cartography has been copied from Blaeu, although Arctic America has been extended, as has the St Lawrence River. This state has the date 1652, the year of Visscher's death, added. SHIRLEY: 350.
[Ref: 17720]    £20,000.00 ($26,920 • €22,860 rates)


SPEED, John. [Speed's world map, the first atlas map to show California as an island]
A New and Accurat Map of the World Drawne according to ye truest Descriptions, latest Discoveries & best observations y.t have beene made by English or Strangers. 1651. London: Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 395 x 515mm. Lateral margins repaired, tips of bottom corners reinstated.
The double-hemisphere world map from Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', the first English atlas of the world, first published in 1627. It was probably engraved by Abraham Goos, who signed most of the other maps in the atlas. It was the first atlas map to show California as an island, an idea Goos introduced to print with a map of North America in 1624. On the other side of the world this map also shows Korea as an island and depicts 'Beach', the mythical kingdom located on 'The Southerne Unknowne Land'. Around the rims of the double-hemispheres is an abundance of decoration, including celestial spheres in the cusps, allegorical figures of the Four Elements, portraits of circumnavigators and diagrams of eclipses. On verso is an interesting English-text 'Description of the World'. Although this is a desirable factor today, only being published in the English language limited the overseas sales potential, enhancing the rarity value. SHIRLEY: World, 317.
[Ref: 17813]    £12,500.00 ($16,825 • €14,288 rates)


DANCKERTS, Justus. [A superbly-decorated 17th century double-hemisphere world map]
Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula. Amsterdam, c.1685. Original colour. 490 x 590mm. Two pin holes in left margin, otherwise fine.
A double-hemisphere world with two polar spheres in the cusps. California is an island; the islands of 'Jedso' and 'Terre Esonis' in the north Pacific; and Australia and New Zealand are only partial outlines. The allegorical scenes in the corners feature the Four Elements: 'Earth' is represented by farming; 'Air' by birds, classical figures for the bodies of the Solar System, with signs of the Zodiac; 'Fire' by war, with a battle scene with a burning city; and 'Water' has trading ships, mer-people and a whale. SHIRLEY: 529.
[Ref: 17538]    £6,000.00 ($8,076 • €6,858 rates)


STURT, John? [A rare variant of the Speed Epitome map of the World]
A New and Accurat Map of the World. Drawne according to ye truest Descriptions latest Discoveries. Pe Kærius Cælavit. 1646. London: Charles Brome, 1691. 90 x 130mm.
At first glance the world map in the second edition of Bohun's 'Geographical Dictionary' is the one engraved by Pieter van der Keere for the 1646 pocket version of John Speed's 'Prospect of the World'. However, despite Keere's signature bottom right and identical cartography, it is a completely new plate, only apparent under very close inspection. King, in his book 'Miniature Maps' suggests the possibility that the engraver was Sturt, who engraved the frontispiece. The maps of the continents are by Morden. The text on verso compares different measurements from around the world. KING: p.35 (illus) & 116; SHIRLEY: 368, described as a later printing of the Keere plate.
[Ref: 9648]    £500.00 ($673 • €572 rates)


AA, Pieter van der. [A fine double-hemisphere world map]
Nova Delineatio Totius Orbis Terrarum per Petrum vander Aa. Amsterdam, van der AA, c.1700. Coloured. 260 x 360mm.
A double-hemisphere world map, engraved by Meus in 1660, here re-issued by van der Aa with his name in the title and a French title in the Eastern Hemisphere. On the map California is an island and the mythical island of Frisland is marked. The borders feature female allegorical figures of the Four Elements in the corners and figures of Day and Night in the cusps. SHIRLEY 417.
[Ref: 13769]    £1,200.00 ($1,615 • €1,372 rates)


Anonymous. [A double hemisphere world map with California as an island]
Typus Orbis Terrarum. German? c.1700. Coloured. 175 x 255mm.
A small-format map of the world, showing the 'islands' of California and Korea, an indistinct Cape Horn and a Great Southern Continent. Under the map are representations of the Four Seasons, with a salamander for fire, eagle for air, flowers for earth and a pair of unrealistic dolphins for water.
[Ref: 16640]    £750.00 ($1,010 • €857 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [Early 18th century double-hemisphere world map]
Mappe-Monde ou Carte Generale de la Terre... Paris, 1705. 230 x 345mm.
Double-hemisphere world map, surrounded by mediallion portraits of famous explorers, including Columbus, Magellan and Drake. It was engraved by Charles Inselin for de Fer's 'Atlas Curieux'. SHIRLEY: 601.
[Ref: 18407]    £650.00 ($875 • €743 rates)


HOOGHE, Romeyn de. [A scarce double-hemisphere world map]
Nouvelle Mappe-Monde, Recemment Mise en Lumiere par Pierre van der Aa. Leiden: Pieter van der Aa, 1710. 260 x 350mm. A very fine example
A double-hemisphere world map with decorative borders, first published in Romeyn de Hooghe's 'Les Indes Orientales et Occidentales et autres lieux', a travel guide to the East and West Indies. The corners feature allegorical scenes representing the four seasons: top left is Spring, with a plough and figures surveying by taking star sightings; top right is Summer, with a harvest and the associated riches; bottom left is Autumn, with a military campaign; and bottom right is Winter, with people walking on a frozen river. In the upper cusp is Ouroboros encircling a book representing the Word of God; in the lower cusp is a shadowy figure (a constellation?) in front of a plinth piled with wealth and symbols of culture. On the map California is an island; Japan is incomplete, as are both Australia and New Zealand.
[Ref: 16965]    £1,750.00 ($2,356 • €2,000 rates)


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