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  LONDON 
 London Views 

Anonymous. [A scarce family tree of George I with a prospect of London]
[A genealogy of George I.] German, c.1720. 380 x 240mm. A small wormhole filled.
Very unusual engraving showing a genealogy of George I presented as a tree, illustrating his dynastic claim to the throne of Great Britain and Ireland. Behind the tree is a prospect of London from Whitehall to London Bridge, which is still loaded with houses.
[Ref: 18644]    £680.00 ($872 • €764 rates)


Anonymous. [A scarce German miniature prospect of London]
129. London, zunächst an der Themse. (Perspective). German, c.1760, Sheet 180 x 220mm.
A bird's-eye view of London looking west, with St Paul's Cathedral, The Monument, and part of the Tower of London. London Bridge is shown cleared of buildings (finished 1762) and the City of London's second bridge, Blackfriars Bridge (opened 1769), is in the distance.
[Ref: 18796]    £160.00 ($205 • €180 rates)


Anonymous. [A scarce 18th century German prospect of London]
Londen, die vornehmste u. Residenz Stadt der Könige in Engelland. Löbau? c.1790.
An unusual prospect of London, apparently an amalgam of two views from before and after the Great Fire of 1666. The City churches, including Wren's St Paul's Cathedral, are taken from the famous Kip prospect of 1720, as well as the key; however, as this view omits the South Bank, Southwark comes from a much earlier view and still includes Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, which was closed by the Puritans in 1642 and pulled down three years later. For some reason the publishers chose to put a medallion portrait of German king Conrad III (1093-1152) above the prospect.
[Ref: 18483]    £1,500.00 ($1,925 • €1,685 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 
 Ireland 

Anonymous. [Map of Ireland]
Charte von Ireland. Prague, 1810. Coloured. 420 x300 mm.
A Czech map of Ireland at the beginning of the nineteenth century.
[Ref: 15580]    £240.00 ($308 • €270 rates)


  EUROPE 

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 ($513 • €449 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 ($1,219 • €1,067 rates)


 Poland 

Anonymous. [The Battle of Zorndorf, 1758]
Plan of the Battle of Zorndorff fought Aug.st 25.th 1758. London: T.Kinnersley, 1759, Sheet 205 x 105mm.
The Battle of of Zornsdorf (now Sarbinowo, Poland) was fought between the Prussians and Russians during the Seven Years' War, as Frederick II of Prussia came up behing the Russian army, which was besieging Küstrin. Because of unsuitable terrain flanking manoeuvres were impossible, so the battle became a bloody head-to-head clash. The Prussians lost a third of their 36,000 men and the Russians 18,000 of their 43,500. Because the Russians refused to retreat Frederick famously declared that 'it's easier to kill the Russians than to win over them'. This map was published in the February edition of 'The Grand Magazine of Magazines. or Universal Register'. Mostly written by David Henry, the magazine was published as a competitor to the 'Gentleman's Magazine'. The circulation was never high and it folded in 1760.
[Ref: 14895]    £225.00 ($289 • €253 rates)


 Scandinavia 

Anonymous. [Scandinavia]
Li Regni Di Svezia Di Danimarca E Di Norvegia Rome, 1802, coloured, 335 x 240mm
An Italian edition after a map by Rigobert Bonne. Showing the whole of Scandinavia with borders, towns and cities marked
[Ref: 10245]    £160.00 ($205 • €180 rates)


 Sweden 

Anonymous. [View of Stockholm & Swedish national costumes]
Stockholm and National Costumes of Sweden London: Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, c. 1880. Coloured lithograph. 530 x 680mm.
A view of Stockholm from Lake Malare, surrounded by twenty-two vignettes depicting Swedish national dress including those of a bride and groom, and scenes including elk hunters and the interior of a Lapp dwelling.
[Ref: 16092]    £650.00 ($834 • €730 rates)


 Finland 

Anonymous. [Antique map of Finland]
Magnus Ducatus Finlandiae. St Petersburg, Russian Academy of Sciences, c.1745. 520 x 580mm.
One of the few maps focussed on Finland, apparently a variant of one in the 'Atlas Russicus', published by the Russian Academy of Sciences, with placenames in Latin, not Cyrillic characters.
[Ref: 12271]    £2,200.00 ($2,823 • €2,471 rates)


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