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[A map of the Underground for the British Empire Exhibition] Metropolitan Railway and Connections. How to get to and from the British Empire Exhibition, Wembley Park. Under Cover All The Way. London: Metropolitan Railway, 1925. Lithographic map, printed in red and blue. Sheet 110 x 150mm, folded twice.
A map of the electric railways routes to the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley, for which the orginal Wembley Stadium was built and a special 'Exhibition Station' opened on the Metropolitan Line. Despite the introduction of the 'Underground' publicity campaign in 1908, this card omits any mention of it despite showing all the lines in Central London, only naming the Metropolitan Railway.
($619 • €569 rates)
[Map of Scotland] Charte von Schottland. Prague, 1810. Coloured. 430 x330mm.
A Czech map of Scotland from the early nineteenth century. Shows the tip of Ireland and the Shetland Isles.
($284 • €261 rates)
[Map of Ireland] Charte von Ireland. Prague, 1810. Coloured. 420 x300 mm.
A Czech map of Ireland at the beginning of the nineteenth century.
($310 • €284 rates)
[Early 19th century hand-painted tile map of Europe] Europa. French, early C19th. 30 hand-painted glazed tiles, each 200 x 200 x 20mm, arranged 5 by 6, making a total of 1000 x 1200mm, mounted on hardboard. Some tiles cracked, others with surface wear.
A very unusual set of earthenware tiles with a hand-painted and glazed antique map of Europe, surrounded by portraits of European rulers. These are Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar & Charlemagne; English monarchs William the Conqueror, Henry VIII & Elizabeth I; Holy Roman Emperors Otto I, Maximillian I and Charles VI; Ferdinand III of Castille; Pope Urban II; and French kings Clovis I and Louis IX. The text around the portraits is in French. The style of the cartography mimics Gerard Mercator (1512-94) and is decorated with a compass rose, a sea monster, Neptune riding a dolphin and seven ships.
($16,125 • €14,813 rates)
[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.
($516 • €474 rates)
[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.
($290 • €267 rates)
[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
($206 • €190 rates)
[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.
($839 • €770 rates)
[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.
($2,838 • €2,607 rates)
[An important Russian battle in Ukraine] Plan der Bataille bey Stovutschane in der Moldau... 1739. Germany, c.1740. Coloured. 490 x 650mm.
The Battle of Stavuchany (in Ukraine), fought between a Russian army commanded by von Munnich and the Turks in August 1739, part of Russo-Austrian-Turkish War (1735-9). The Russian victory (despite having double the casualties of the Turks) allowed them to capture the Turkish fortress of Khotyn; however the Austrians withdrew from the war, negating all Russia's military achievements.
($2,064 • €1,896 rates)
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