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RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card map of the Balkans]
Turchia settentrionale. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 73mm.
A rare miniature map of the Balkans, engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 12960]    £650.00 ($859 • €760 rates)

ZATTA, Antonio. [The Balkans]
La Croazia, Bosnia, E Servia Di Nuova Projezione. Venice, 1780. Original colour. 325 x 415 mm.
The Adriatic coast in original colour, marking the topography and main towns and cities.
[Ref: 10591]    £260.00 ($343 • €304 rates)

BEAUTEMPS-BEAUPRÉ, Charles François. [Sea Chart of Sebenik]
Plan des Environs de Sebenico. Levé en 1806. Paris: Dépôt-général de la Marine, 1821. Coloured. 920 x 620mm. Two small repaired tears.
A large and detailed chart of the environs of Sebenik. C.F. Beautemps-Beaupre is regarded as the father of modern French hydrography. He was the hydrographer to the find La Perouse in the early 1790s, returning to France in 1796 when he was appointed Chief Engineer to the Hydrographic Office. This chart is one of a series of charts of the Adriatic that he surveyed on the orders of Napolean Bonaparte.
[Ref: 10048]    £425.00 ($561 • €497 rates)

TALLIS, John. [Map of the Ottoman Dominions in Europe, with vignettes]
Turkey in Europe. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 265 x 330mm.
Old map of the Southern Balkans with an inset of Crete and three decorative vignettes including a prospect of the Bosphorus and Istanbul ( Constantinoples )
[Ref: 16137]    £120.00 ($159 • €140 rates)

WYLD, James. [Detailed folding map of the Danube theatre of the Crimean War]
Seat of War on the Danube. Official Map. London: Wyld, 1854. Lithographic map with original colour. 335 x 910mm, folded into brown cloth covers with publisher's label.
The first hosilities of the Crimean War were when the Russians occupied the Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia and massed their forces at the Danube, facing the Ottomans on the opposite shore. An Ottoman ultimatum to withdraw was ignored by the Russians, so the Turks crossed the river forcing the Russians back slightly before winter ended the campaign season. This antique map of The Danube Region was published in February 1854, during the winter lull; in the Spring the Russians counter-attacked, crossing the Danube, but, in the face of British, French & Austrian support for the Turks, withdrew in September. Focus of the war then moved to the Crimea itself.
[Ref: 12426]    £350.00 ($462 • €409 rates)

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