Follow us on

facebook link

Altea Gallery on Twitter

Records: 21 to 30 of 64
« previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next »
  ASIA 
 India 

STANFORD, Edward. [One of the last maps of India under the East India Company]
Stanford's map of India Based on the Surveys Executed by Order of the Honourable the East India Company, Special Maps of the Surveyor General and Other Authorities; showing the Latest Territorial Acquisitions of the British Empire and the Independent and Protected States, Railways, Canals, &c. 1857. London: Edward Stanford, 1857. Coloured lithographic map, dissected and laid on linen in two sections, each c. 830 x 1270mm. With original slipcase with publisher's title label.
A large and detailed map of India and Sri Lanka, with the states coloured to mark their independence or the European country that controlled them. Three large circular diagrams show the distance and bearing of cities from Bombay, Madras and Calcutta respectively. An inset map bottom right is titled 'The Malay Peninsula &c. showing the British Possessions Beyond the Ganges'. A list gives the dates of acquisitions by the British Empire from Bombay in 1661 to Tanjore in 1856. The map is an act of hubris by the East India Company, proclaiming their increasing control over India. However by May in the year of publication, the India Mutiny, also known as the First War of Independence, was started by Sepoys in Meerut and by the end of the following year the Company was no more, replaced by direct control by the British government.
[Ref: 18158]    £2,500.00 ($3,300 • €2,860 rates)


 Near East 

NOEL et VIVIEN. [A large and detailed early 19th century map of the Ottoman Empire]
Carte de l'Empire Ottoman Comprenant les Possessions de la Porte en Europe, en Asie, et en Afrique; Avec les Parties Limitrophes de l'Arabie, de la Perse, de la Russie et de l'Empire Austriche. Dressée par Nöel et Vivien, Geographes; et Gravée par Giraldon-Bovinet. Paris: Giralden Bouvinet & C.ie, 1825. Original outline colour. Twelve sheets conjoined, total 1190 x 1300mm.
A large map coving from the Balkans to the Ukraine, Caspian Sea, Western Persia, Arabia and the Nile. It is unusual in that it uses stipple engraving to give texture to the open areas, especially in Arabia. It is also an unusually international publication, published in France by the engraver, with the assistance of publishers in other countries: James Wyld and John Cary in London; Artaria & Fontaine in Mannheim; Villardi in Milan; Bouffa & Fils in Amsterdam; and Brunin in Glasgow (a publisher not listed in Tooley's Dictionary).
[Ref: 18617]    £1,100.00 ($1,452 • €1,258 rates)


  AUSTRALASIA 
 Pacific and Australasia 

BRUÉ, Adrien Hubert. [A superbly detailed four-sheet chart of the Pacific]
Océanie ou Cinquième Partie du Monde Comprenant l'Archipel d'Asie, l'Australasie et la Polynésie (ou le Continent de la Nouvelle-Hollande et les Îles du Grand Océan.) en outre Une Grande Partie de l'America et des Côtes de l'Asie. Paris: Desray & Goujon, 1814-17. Four sheets with original hand colour. Each 520 x 770mm, total map area 1040 x 1540mm. Very fine condition, wide margins
A detailed French wall map of the Pacific, although not quite reaching the Bering Strait, with parts of North American and the West Indies, and the coasts of Asia to Burma. Unusually Brué has listed his sources, which include Freycinet & Flinders in Australia, Arrowsmith, Dalrymple and D'Anville. Published in the 'Atlas Universel', it is one of the earliest detailed maps of the Pacific. First published in 1814 this example has been updated to 1817.
[Ref: 14516]    £1,600.00 ($2,112 • €1,830 rates)


HOLLE, Leinhart. [Wall map of Australasia]
Schulwandkarte von Australasien, gezeichnet, lithographirt und gedruckt von L. Holle... Wolfenbüttel: Holle, c.1860. Original colour. Lithographic map, dissected and laid on linen with brass hanging rings, as issued, total 1050 x 1370mm. Some staining and pencil mss. notes, some wear at folds of linen.
A scarce wall map for schools, with a coloured key for the possessions of European countries, extending to the Malay Peninsula, Japan, Hawaii, French Polynesia and New Zealand. The inclusion of 'Quensland' in Australia dates the map as post-1859. Such school maps are rare, usually disposed off when damaged or superceded. The National Library of Australia has an edition pre-dating Queensland, ref MAP RM 3857.
[Ref: 12843]    £600.00 ($792 • €686 rates)


  AFRICA 

BOULTON, Solomon. [An English 18th century wall map of Africa]
Africa, Performed by the S.r Danville under the Patronage of the Duke of Orleans. Revised and Improved by Mr. Bolton. London: J. & P. Knapton, 1766. Coloured. Four sheets conjoined, total 1010 x 990mm.
A finely engraved wall map of Africa, produced by Emanuel Bowen for 'Mr. Postlethwayte's Dictionary of Trade & Commerce'. With an inset of the Azores.
[Ref: 16564]    £1,250.00 ($1,650 • €1,430 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 

DESNOS, Louis Charles. [Mid-18th century wall map of the British Isles]
Les Isles Britanniques, où sont les Royaumes d'Angleterre et d'Ëcosse, que nous appellons Grande-Bretagne et celey d'Irlande. Paris, 1766. Coloured. Four sheets conjoined, total 1060 x 850mm. Laid on linen.
A large and colourful map of the British Isles, marking the major roads, with insets of the Shetlands and Orkneys and a large title cartouche.
[Ref: 16860]    £2,500.00 ($3,300 • €2,860 rates)


CARY, John. [A wall map of the British Isles in fine colour]
Cary's Reduction of his Six Sheet Map of the British Isles; Comprehending the whole of the Turnpike Roads. With the Great Rivers and Course of the different Navigable Canals, Also The Market and Borough Towns and Villages adjoining the Road, to which is added The actual Distance from one Market Town to another, with The exact measurement to each from the Metropolis. Drawn from the most Recent Surveys. 1836. London: John Cary, 1836. Fine original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, total 1260 x 985, folded into original paper slipcase with publisher's label. Slipcase scuffed.
A large and detailed map of the British Isles, published the year before Queen Victoria came to the throne. Despite its age the original hand colour is still fine and bright.
[Ref: 15007]    £800.00 ($1,056 • €915 rates)


 England 

KITCHIN, Thomas. [A four-sheet wall map of England and Wales]
A New Map of England & Wales, Drawn from several Surveys on the New Projection; Corrected from Astronomical Observations, and the Places marked where the Observat.ns were made... The Canals inserted in 1792 by J.Phillips. London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Original outline colour. Four sheets conjoined, total 1280 x 1080mm. Minor repairs to binding folds.
A wall map of England and Wales, with the roads and canals marked. The elaborate title cartouche represents: the country's wealth, with sheep, fish and a chest of coins; and military & naval superiority, with a solider, sailor and a clock, the essential navigational tool.
[Ref: 16009]    £1,600.00 ($2,112 • €1,830 rates)


ARROWSMITH, Aaron. [A late-Georgian wall map of England and Wales in fine colour]
Map of the Hills, Rivers, Canals and Principal Roads of England and Wales Upon a Scale of Six Miles to an Inch. Exhibiting Most of the Places Whose Situation has been ascertained by the Stations and Intersections of the Trigonometrical Survey. London, 1813-1820. Original colour. Four sheets, dissected and laid on linen in four sections as issued, total if joined 1820mm x 14600mm, with marbled chemise.
A large and detailed map of England and Wales, with the counties delineated with fine original hand colour. Aaron Arrowsmith (1750-1823) was at the forefrond of the new, more scientific approach to mapping, reducing the ornament and concentrating on exactitude. However the quality of the colour means this is very striking map. Originally published in 1813, this example has been undated for re-issue in 1820, when Arrowsmith became 'Hydrographer to the King', when George IV became king instead of Prince Regent.
[Ref: 16225]    £900.00 ($1,188 • €1,030 rates)


CARY, John. [Georgian wall map of England & Wales]
Cary's New Map of England and Wales, With Part of Scotland. On which are carefully laid down All the Direct and Principal Cross Roads, the Course of the Rivers and Navigable Canals, Cities, Market and Borough Towns, Parishes and most considerable Hamlets, Prks, Forests &c &c... Second Edition, Corrected to 1820. London: G. & J. Cary, 1820. Original outline colour. Dissected and laid on linen in three sections, total if joined 2310 x 1830mm, with diced calf slipcase with James Wyld's label inside lid. Light offset, slipcase scuffed.
Cary's monumental map of England and Wales, first published in 1794, this example from the second edition of 1816 updated to 1820. The map was published just prior to the age of railways: Britain's first public railway, the Stockton and Darlington Railway, opened only five years later, in 1825.
[Ref: 12402]    £1,500.00 ($1,980 • €1,716 rates)


Records: 21 to 30 of 64
« previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next »