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BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. [17th century antique map of the Ile de Ré and Oleron]
Insulae Divi Martini et Uliarius, Vulgo L'Isle de Ré et Oleron. Amsterdam, 1640, Latin text edition. Original colour. 390 x 540mm. The green of the original colour darkened.
Original antique map of the Ile de Ré and Oleron, orientated with north to the left, with La Rochelle marked on the mainland. With maritime-themed cartouches for the title and scale and numerous vignette ships and sea-battles. KOEMAN: Bl 22.
[Ref: 12342]    £450.00 ($590 • €506 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus. [17th Century Map of France]
[Hondius his Map of France.] London: Henry Featherstone, 1625, English text edition. Coloured. 150 x 190mm, set in text. 'Hondius his Map of France' overprinted on the map border.
First published in the 'Atlas Minor' of 1607. The printing plates were sold to a London publisher in 1621 and appeared in 'Purchas His Pilgrimies', as this example. Later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson.
[Ref: 8063]    £150.00 ($197 • €169 rates)


TAVERNIER, Melchior. [Cardinal Richelieu and the Huguenots at Oleron]
Carte De la Coste de la Rochelle a Brouaige et de l'Isle d'Oleron Observee par le Sr. de Chattillon ingenieur du Roy. 1627. Paris, c.1632. Old colour. 400 x 520mm. Faint damp stain in lower border.
Oleron shown in detail, with an inset showing the route of an English fleet to La Rochelle. At the time of mapping the area was a stronghold of the Protestant Huguenots, under siege by the Catholic monarchy under the control of the infamous Cardinal Richelieu. In events forming the background to Alexandre Dumas's novel 'The Three Musketteers', Charles I of England sent the Duke of Buckingham and a fleet of 90 ships and 10,000 men to relieve La Rochelle. The expedition was a failure and the next year Richelieu took the town, causing the Huguenot diaspora to England and America. PASTEREAU: Tavernier IIa 39.
[Ref: 9502]    £420.00 ($550 • €472 rates)


HONDIUS, Henricus. [17th century map of France]
Galliæ supra omnes in hac forma editiones locu plentissima et exactissima descriptio. Amsterdam, Hondius, 1639, French text edition. Coloured. 370 x 500mm. Centrefold reinforced on verso
A detailed map of France, engraved in 1631, but not used in an atlas until 1633. With the title in a decorative cartouche surmounted by a putto bearing torches and flanked by Bacchus and Ceres, decorated with sea-monsters and galleons. It was engraved by Hondius for inclusion in his editions of the Mercator atlas.
[Ref: 8025]    £400.00 ($524 • €450 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [A 17th century antique map of ancient France]
Galliæ Veteris Typus. Amsterdam, Henricus Hondius, 1639, French edition. Original colour. 385 x 490mm.
Antique map of Roman France, divided into Provinces, marking the various tribes. KOEMAN: Me 92a.
[Ref: 8177]    £300.00 ($393 • €337 rates)


HONDIUS, Henricus. [17th century map of Champagne]
Champagne. Comitatus Campania. Amsterdam, Jan Jansson, c.1640, blank verso. Original colour. 375 x 495mm.
Champagne, with many villages and chateaux marked. KOEMAN: ME 100a
[Ref: 8418]    £250.00 ($328 • €281 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [Corsica under the rule of Genova]
Corsica Insula. Amsterdam, 1642, Dutch text edition. Coloured. 160 x 245mm, set in text.
A map of Corsica, orientated with north to the left, published when Corsica was under the dominion of Genova, appearing in Blaeu's 'Atlas of Italy'. KOEMAN: Bl 38a.
[Ref: 18181]    £400.00 ($524 • €450 rates)


MERIAN, Mattheus. [A fine prospect of Paris in the 17th century]
Parys. Frankfurt, c.1650. Two sheets conjoined as issued, total 275 x 695mm. A very good example with wide margins
A detailed prospect of Paris from the north, with a 56-point key in French. The Hospital St. Louis is in the foreground, the Bastille on the left edge and St. Lazare on the right. Both Notre Dame and the Louvre are clearly visible in the city. Merian is depicted sketching the city: an inscription on the rock to his left states he drew this view from life.
[Ref: 18262]    £1,800.00 ($2,358 • €2,023 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Uncommon map of Paris]
Lutetia, vulgari nomine Paris... Amsterdam, Johannes Jansson, 1657. Coloured. 340 x 485mm.
AN early 'map-view' of Paris, with the major buildings shown in profile, with little consideration for perspective. Originally published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed townplans by Braun & Hogenberg in 1572, this example comes from the uncommon 'Townbooks' published by Jansson. There has been no attempt to update the 85-year-old plan, but the three figures dressed in contemporary costume have been removed from the bottom left foreground. KOEMAN: Ja 14.
[Ref: 7380]    £1,800.00 ($2,358 • €2,023 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [Picardy]
Picardia vera et Inferior. Amsterdam: Heirs of Jan Jansson, 1666, Latin text. Original colour. 395 x 545mm. Splits in centrefold margins repaired.
Published in the 'Atlas Contractus', a two-volume atlas, published two years after Jansson's death by his son-in-law, Jan Jansson van Waesbergen. KOEMAN: Me 184 & 185.
[Ref: 8317]    £265.00 ($347 • €298 rates)


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