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  EUROPE 

LIZARS, William Home. [Wall map of Europe]
Europe Exhibiting Its Present Political Divisions. Edinburgh, c. 1830, original colour, 750 x 900mm.
A very large and attractive map of Europe in vibrant original colour on four joined double sheets as issued. Drawn and engraved by William Home Lizars, a member of the important family of Scottish cartographers and publishers active in Edinburgh in the first half of the 19th century. The family had a prolific output of maps and atlases.
[Ref: 8919]    £400.00 ($531 • €468 rates)


HARDING, James Duffield. [View of Montecarlo from an important topographical work]
Monaco Coast of Genoa Sept 1824. J.D.H. London, 1836. Tinted lithograph with hand finishing, printed area 265 x 375mm. A very fine example
Harding's 'Sketches at Home and Abroad' was a milestone in the development of colour printing. For the first time more than one lithographic stone was used, allowing different tones to be printed. Harding drew his own sketches onto the stones, which were then printed by Charles Hullmandel, the leading lithographic printer. The print run was limited to 1000 copies.
[Ref: 15831]    £450.00 ($597 • €526 rates)


BRUÉ, Adrien Hubert. [Wall map of Europe in 1844 once owned by Louis-Philippe, last king of France.]
Carte Physique, Routière et Politique d'Europe, d'après les Dernieres Traites de Paix. Paris: Charles Picquet, 1844. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, total 1250 x 1870mm. With red octagonal ink stamp with crown and initials "L.P".
A large format map of Europe, highlighting the boundary changes according to peace treaties. Recent years had seen Russia's gains from Persia in the Caucasus (1828), an independent Greece with Russia's increased territory in the Balkans (1829-32) and Belgium's borders (Treaty of the Eighty Articles, 1831). The ink stamp seems to be a variant of that of Louis-Philippe (1773-1850), the last king of France, who was forced to abdicate in the French Revolution of 1848. He spent the last years of his life in England.
This item is currently on reserve


SIMENCOURT, Edouard de. [Road map of Europe]
Carte itinéraire de l'Europe indiquant les differentes espèces de Routes & la distance de Villes ... Paris: Pillot, 1830. 510 x 750mm.
Detailed Map of Europe showing road outes throughout Europe and distances from Paris to all the main cities.
[Ref: 17704]    £300.00 ($398 • €351 rates)


LEVASSEUR, Victor. [A decorative map of the continent of Europe]
Europe. Paris, A. Combette, c.1850. Original body colour with additions to the decorative borders. 330 x 450mm.
Steel engraved map, published in the Atlas Universel Illustre, with a highly decorative allegorial surround.
[Ref: 14176]    £200.00 ($265 • €234 rates)


VUILLEMIN, Alexandre A. [Northern Europe]
Nouvelle Carte Illustrée des États du Nord de L'Europe donnant la Russie d'Europe, la Suède et la Danemark... Paris, Bula & Delarue, c.1860. Original colour. 640 x 840mm.
Detailed map of northern Europe, from Germany to Russia and Georgia, with an illustration illustrative of each country. An inset shows the Russian Empire, including Alaska.
[Ref: 9549]    £300.00 ($398 • €351 rates)


MENETRIER, F. [A wall map of Europe illustrated with military uniforms]
Carte de Europe Publiée par Le Petit Journal. Paris, c.1900. Colour-printed wood engraving. 940 x 1095mm. Small repairs to folds.
A highly decorative map of Europe, surroundded with vignette illustrations. Along the top are views of 10 landmarks, including the Louvre. Westminster Abbey, Moscow's Kremlin and the Parthenon. Around the other three sides are illustrations of the uniforms of 26 European countries. In the corners of the map are the title, a view of the Petit Journal's premises in Paris, and comparitive tables of mountain heights and buildings including the newly-completed Eiffel Tower and Washington Monument. As this map was published as a supplement to the French 'Petit Journal' the ephemeral nature of this map makes surviving examples very unusual.
[Ref: 16006]    £1,400.00 ($1,858 • €1,637 rates)


Anonymous. [A World War One commemorative handkerchief]
[Europe at the outbreak of World War I.] Italian c. 1914. Colour-printed wood engraving on linen. 480 x 635mm. A very fine example.
A map of central and eastern Europe within a maritime ropework border. In the corners are Union flags paired with the flags of the principal allies at the beginning of WWI: France, Russia and Belgium.
[Ref: 15199]    £400.00 ($531 • €468 rates)


Anonymous. [An anti-Maquis poster from 1944]
Les Pays Changent - Hommes et Méthodes Sont les Mêmes. Katyn, Vinnitza, H.te Savoie... Le Stalinisme ferait de l'Europe un Charnier! Savoy?, 1944. Colour offset lithograph. Sheet 805 x 1195mm. Minor repairs to folds.
A propaganda poster with a map of Europe filled with a montage of photographs of dead bodies, with arrow highlighting three examples. The title reads 'Countries change - Men and methods stay the same... Stalinism will make Europe a charnel house'. Published either by the Vichy French or the Germans occupiers of Haute-Savoie, it seeks to associate the uprising of the 'Maquis des Glières', the local French Resistance, in 1943-4 with two of the most notorious massacres perpetrated by Stalinist Russia: Katyn in Poland (22,000 army officers, police and intelligensia, 1940); and Vinnytsia in the Ukraine (10,000, most shot, during the Great Purge, 1937-38). By labelling the Maquis as communists and linking their guerrilla tactics (which killed French police and collaborators as well as Germans) with Soviet atrocities, the authors of this poster hoped to undermine their support among the local population.
[Ref: 18452]    £950.00 ($1,261 • €1,111 rates)


 BENELUX 

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [The Netherlands "Egg" Map by Ortelius]
Descriptio Germaniae Inferioris. Antwerp: Christoph Plantin, 1574, Latin edition. Coloured, with gold highlights. 390 x 510mm. Small area of printed border reinforced.
Antique map of the Netherlands also known as the 'Egg' map, because of its oval strapwork borders. This example has the text layout of either the 1574 or 1575 edition of the Theatrum, with the number erased and the number of the 1579 edition added in old ink mss: the publishers were obviously using up the remainder of an old edition. The ink mss. Has burned through the paper, necessitating the small repair. VAN DEN BROECKE: 58.
[Ref: 12887]    £850.00 ($1,128 • €994 rates)


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