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 World Maps 

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 ($2,354 • €1,988 rates)


AA, Pieter van der. [Jacques Cassini's planisphere with superb decoration]
Planisphere Terrestre Suivant les nouvelles Observations des Astronomes Dressé et presenté au Roy tres Chretien par Mr. Cassini le Fils, de l'Academie Royal des Sciences. Leiden: van der Aa, 1713. Coloured, 550 x 665mm. Narrow top margin.
A close copy of Jacques Cassini's extremely rare map published by Nolin in 1696, showing the world on an Azimuthal equidistant projection (i.e. in a single sphere, centred on the North Pole, heavily distorting the Antipodes. This, in turn, was based on Jean-Dominique Cassini's 8-metre map prepared for the French Academy of Sciences in the 1680s, the first map to set standard longitudes for known places based on the observations of the moons of Jupiter. Here the sites where the readings were taken are marked with stars. In the Cassini-Nolin map the corners were left blank; here they have been embellished with designs by Jan Goree, with four large classical figures, including Mercury, cherubs and the signs of the Zodiac. On the map California is an island. See SHIRLEY 579 for Cassini's original.
[Ref: 17611]    £6,500.00 ($8,743 • €7,384 rates)


SENEX, John. [An English world map after the Longitude Act]
A New Map of the World From the Latest Observations. Revis'd by I.Senex. Most humbly Inscribd to his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales. London, c.1720. Original outline colour with additions to the borders. 430 x 550mm.
A double-hemisphere map of the world with four further spheres on different projections, an armillary sphere flanked by two figures (one being Hercules) and allegorical figures of the four continents around the title. On the map California is an island (although not on two of the smaller spheres), 'Jesso' is joined to mainland Asia, and Australia is joined to New Guinea via Carpentaria. Unusual features on this map are the faint outlines offering alternative coastlines around the countries furthest from Europe. The Longitude Act of 1714, in which a prize of £20,000 was offered for an accurate method of measuring longitude at sea, highlighted the fact that the exact locations of countries on the other side of the world had yet to be determined. This map displays an unusual admission of lack of certainty by a cartographer! Although this example is marked 'Revis'd' we have been unable to trace an earlier version. George was made Prince of Wales in 1714, and came to the throne of England in 1727 as George II.
[Ref: 17577]    £3,200.00 ($4,304 • €3,635 rates)


LA FEUILLE, Daniel de. [Miniature double hemisphere world]
Mapemonde Planisphere ou Carte Generale Du Monde. Amsterdam, Jeanne de la Feuille, 1729. Original colour. 160 x 220mm.
From 'Les Tablettes Guerrieres...', a military pocket atlas, this issue published by Daniel's daughter, who took over the business in 1727. A double-hemisphere world, showing California as an island and 'Jesso'.
[Ref: 17029]    £300.00 ($404 • €341 rates)


CLUVER, Philip. [Double-hemisphere World]
Typus Orbis Terrarum. Amsterdam, c.1730. Coloured. 160 x 305mm.
Double hemisphere world with allegorical figures of the continents in the corners and Atlas supporting the world on his shoulders in the lower cusp. First published 1697. SHIRLEY: 586.
[Ref: 17534]    £680.00 ($915 • €772 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [World map in a double-hemisphere projection]
Diversi Globi Terr-Aquei Statione Variante et Visu Intercedente per Coluros Tropicorum.. Augsburg, c.1730. Original colour with additions. 270 x 210mm.
Seutter's smaller double-hemisphere world map, richly engraved and with celestial spheres in the cusps. California appears as an island; Ezo is a large adjunct to Japan, with 'Campangie Land' just to the north; and Australia and New Zealand are partial outlines.
[Ref: 17004]    £800.00 ($1,076 • €909 rates)


DE L'ISLE, Guillaume. [World map in a double-hemisphere projection]
Mappemonde à l'usage du Roy... Amsterdam, Covens & Mortier, c.1741. Original colour. 450 x 680mm.
Double-hemisphere antique map of the world, with allegorical figures of the continents in the upper cusp.
[Ref: 11913]    £1,500.00 ($2,018 • €1,704 rates)


HEYDT. Johann Wolfgang. [A double-hemisphere world map]
Welt Charten, worauf die Reise nach Indien, und wider zuruck nach Europa, mit Puncten angewiesen nebst denen Konigreichen, vornehmsten Insuln, Gewassern, und Landern, so der er Benahmungen, das mehreste in Deutschen zu lessen ist Wilhermsdorf: J.C. Tetschner, 1744. 235 x 270mm.
A German double-hemisphere map of the world, with a North Pole projection in the upper cusp. A plate from the 'Allerneuster geographisch- und topographischer Schau-Platz von Africa und Ost-Indien'.
[Ref: 17069]    £900.00 ($1,211 • €1,022 rates)


HOMANN HEIRS. [A mid-18th century double-hemisphere map of the world]
Planiglobii Terrestris Mappa Universalis... Nuremberg, 1746. Original hand colour with additions. 480 x 560mm. Minor restoration in margins.
A decorative double hemisphere world map drawn by Georg Moritz Lowitz, based on the work of Professor Johann Mathias Haas. It depicts four polar spheres, each with a different projection, plus two diagrams showing the earth position with the suns solstice. North America is still blank above California and Hudson Bay is open-ended in the north-west corner. In the South Pacific there are partial coastlines of New Zealand and Australia as discovered by Able Tasman. Two large, decorative cartouches contain the titles, one in Latin, the other in French.
[Ref: 14641]    £1,500.00 ($2,018 • €1,704 rates)


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 ($1,009 • €852 rates)


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