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  EUROPE 

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 ($1,245 • €1,068 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 ($295 • €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 ($210 • €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 ($852 • €731 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 ($2,882 • €2,473 rates)


 The Black Sea 

Anonymous. [Map of the Black Sea with an inset plan of Sebastopol]
Carte de la Mer Noire et Plan de Sebastopol. Paris, Bouquillard, c. 1856. Original hand colouring. 185 x 233mm. Backed on to card support, staining to the sheet edges, within title, irregular sheet edges, some loss of text.
Antique map of Crimea and Black Sea, with vignettes of ships and a sea battle, published during the Crimean War.
[Ref: 12133]    £150.00 ($197 • €169 rates)


 Northern Italy 

Anonymous. [A manuscript design for the new pier at Genoa]
Disegno Del Nuovo Molo. Genoa, first quarter of the 18th century, 2 sheets each measuring 420 x 290mm
A fascinating manuscript drawing, in sepia ink, of a projected plan for a new pier in the port of Genoa. Provenance: The Andrea Doria Archives, Genoa.
[Ref: 10882]    £500.00 ($655 • €562 rates)


Anonymous. [A scarce separate-issue map of the environs of Genova]
Carte Particuliere de Genes et de ses Environs. Paris?, c.1720. 395 x 540mm. Narrow margins on three sides, binding folds flattened.
A scarce map of the environs of Genova, with an extensive key down the sides and a miniature plan of the port in the bottom left corner. In the title is a finely-engraved armorial. We have traced only one institutional example (Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, CC-178-V) and one for sale in the last ten years.
[Ref: 15852]    £950.00 ($1,245 • €1,068 rates)


Anonymous. [A scarce early 18th Century English plan of Venice]
A New Ground=Plot of the most famous City of Venice. London? c.1720. 260 x 390mm. Trimmed to plate at sides, margins added, very fine impression.
An English copy of Coronelli's plan of Venice published c.1690, even keeping the Italian 'Note', although with different decoration. Over one hundred buildings, bridges, canals, etc, are numbered, unfortunately with no index. Although the map is marked 'Plate 12 Voll 1 p.484' we have been unable to deduce in which book this map appeared. MORETTO: 122.
[Ref: 17687]    £800.00 ($1,048 • €899 rates)


 Central Italy 

Anonymous. [The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa]
Vue du Clocher de la Metropolitaine de Pise France. c. 1820. Aquatint. 230 x 160mm.
The Tower at Pisa ( Torre di Pisa ). The border has been painted to recreate the presentation of a watercolour. Engraved by Carocci.
[Ref: 16023]    £250.00 ($328 • €281 rates)


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