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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

COLTON, G.W. & C.B. [A huge American missionary map on linen]
Missionary Map of the World Showing the Prevailing Religions of its Various Nations and the Central Stations of All Protestant Missionary Societies. New York: Colton, 1892. Colour-printed wood engraving on ten linen sheets stitched together, total 2050 x 3550mm, with hanging string stitched in across top. A few small scorch marks, a little damp staining, otherwise fine.
A very scarce double-hemisphere world map with the land coloured according to the dominant religion, probably used as a backdrop at fund-raising events. The key lists Protestants, Greek and Eastern Churches, Roman Catholics, Jews, Mohammedans and Heathen, although the Jewish population is too spread out to show on the map. The 'Heathens' (those not members of an Abrahamic religion, numbered at 838 million by the key, outnumbering all the other religions combined) fill Arctic America, the interior of South America, central Africa, East Asia and Australia The founder of the Colton firm, Joseph H. Colton, published a missionary map of the world by Rev. J.M. Campbell in 1845, apparently the same size as this map and also on cloth priced at $10; after George Woolworth Colton and his brother Charles took over their father's business, c.1865, they issued a version, along with a 120-page manual in 1878. In the early 20th century the firm became August R. Ohman & Co., which issued a smaller version of this map (with the Heathens increasing to 845,000,000); and finally we have found a reference to a map published by Ohman Map Co, with the title ending 'central stations of the Seventh-day Adventists', tentatively dated 1916. Of all these variants we have only been able to locate one example of this 1892 map, for sale in 2001, and an example of the 1906 map, which we offered in our Catalogue 3 in 2016.
[Ref: 16862]    £6,800.00 ($8,636 • €7,725 rates)


Anonymous. [A map of the oil fields of the world]
Le Petrole dans Le Monde. Paris: Union des Chambres Syndicals sw l'Industrie du Pétrole, 1958. Colour lithograph. Sheet 985 x 1210mm. Folded as issued.
A large map of the world on Mercator's Projection, marking the oil fields and areas with oil-producing potential. Insets show details of North America, Venezuela and the Middle East, a map showing the tanker routes during the Suez Crisis of 1956, and tables of oil production expansion and sources of power since 1900.
[Ref: 17415]    £1,650.00 ($2,096 • €1,874 rates)


JANVIER, Jean. [18th century double-hemisphere world map]
Mappe-Monde ou Description du Globe Terrestre... Paris: 1762. Coloured, 310 x 460mm.
A decorative map of the World, with a large rococo title cartouche. The map is pre-cook. Includes the Muller Peninsula in Alaska, an enlarged Australia, and the Sea of the West in North America.
[Ref: 16994]    £800.00 ($1,016 • €909 rates)


 Polar Maps 

PITT, Moses. [The only original map in Pitt's 'English Atlas']
A Map of the North-Pole and the Parts Adjoining. Oxford: Moses Pitt, 1680. Coloured. 460 x 590mm. A few small repairs, pinholes in crest.
A scarce map of the Arctic Circle, with the title on a curtain, with portraits of Lapplanders and a whaling scene. On the map the mythical island of Frisland is marked, as is a strait through Greenland, placed there instead of Canada by Martin Frobisher, who had been confused by the non-existence of Frisland. Further west the discoveries of the English explorers looking for the North West Passage are shown. Bottom left are the arms of Charles FitzCharles (1657-80), the son of Charles II, which consists of his father's arms with a baton sinister vair overall, signifying illegitimacy. He died of dysentery defending Tangier, which had been part of his father's dowry when marrying the Portuguese princess Catherine of Braganza in 1662.
[Ref: 17805]    £4,500.00 ($5,715 • €5,112 rates)


KEIZER, Jacob. [The North Pole, with California as an Island]
De Noord Pool. De Eilanden van Sangir Sjauw en Pagasare. Amsterdam: Jan de Lat, c.1747. Original outline colour. 190 x 280mm.
A scarce Dutch map with the North Pole featuring California as an Island. The inset map shows the volcanic islands of the Sangihe Archipelago in Indonesia
[Ref: 17249]    £300.00 ($381 • €341 rates)


KEIZER, Jacob. [South Pole with new discoveries]
De Zuid Pool... Amsterdam: Jan de Lat, c.1747. Original outline colour. 190 x 280mm.
A scarce Dutch map with the Southern Hemisphere with new discoveries of the time. The inset map shows Cape Circoncision and the Solomon Islands.
[Ref: 17259]    £300.00 ($381 • €341 rates)


  AMERICA 

WÄLDSEEMÜLLER, Martin. Tabula Terre Nove. Strassburg, Johannes Shott, 1513. Woodcut, printed area 385 x 445mm, paper watermarked with a fleur de lis, with good margins.
The rare first issue of Wäldseemüller's famous 'Admiral's map', the first printed atlas map specifically of the Americas. It shows the eastern coasts of America and the western coast of Europe & Africa 55º North to 35º South, with a rudimentary 'Florida', Cuba, Hispaniola and Jamaica. The twenty place names in North America suggest his sources were Portuguese, particularly the Cantino chart of 1502 and Caveri of c.1505. As the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Peninsula appear before recorded voyages to either, this map is regarded as evidence of forgotten expeditions. It was Wäldseemüller's wall map of the world map (1507) that first used the name 'America', although he was only using it for the parts of South America explored by Amerigo Vespucci. However others started using the name for the whole of the New World and here Wäldseemüller is trying to make amends: a Latin note reads 'This land and the adjacent islands were discovered by Christopher Columbus on the mandate of the King of Castile'. This is the best example of this landmark map we have ever seen. BURDEN: 3.
[Ref: 17346]   P.O.A.


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [The most famous map of the Americas, the cornerstone of any map collection]
America Sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio. Antwerp, 1575, Latin text edition. Original colour. 355 x 480mm.
This map of America is one of the most important and influential maps of the continent published in the 16th Century. This example has the pagination of the 1575 edition of the Theatrum erased and the number of the 1579 edition added in old ink mss: the publishers were obviously using up the remainder of an old edition. It is printed from the first of three copper plates, all engraved by Frans Hogenberg, when the 1579 edition usually has the second. It comes from the third state, with the Azores now correctly named and the latitude number '230' erased. BURDEN: 39; VAN DEN BROECKE: 9, iii of iii.
[Ref: 12929]    £3,600.00 ($4,572 • €4,090 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [The first map of the Pacific, in superb original colour]
Maris Pacifici, (quod vulgo Mar del Zur) cum regionibus circumiacentibus, insulusque in eodem passim sparsis, novissima descriptio. Antwerp, 1608 or 1612, Italian text edition. Fine original colour. 345 x 495mm.
The most sought-after map from Ortelius's map production, depicting the Pacific and most of the Americas. Engraved in 1589, it pre-dates the concept of California as an island, has a huge island of New Guinea and an unrecognisable Japan. The south Pacific is filled with a vignette of the 'Victoria', Magellan's ship: his route through the Magellan Straits is shown, with Terra del Fuego depicted as part of the huge 'Terra Australis'. VAN DEN BROECKE: 12.
[Ref: 13661]    £8,500.00 ($10,795 • €9,656 rates)


SPEED, John. [Speed's important map of America]
America with those known parts in that unknowne worlde, both people and manner of buildings Discribed and inlarged by J.S. 1626. London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 405 x 525mm. Repaired tear entering printed border top left.
A landmark map of America, being the first atlas map to show California is an island. It was engraved by Abraham Goos for Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', the first English atlas of the world. Above California is the outline of another large, unnamed island; nothing is shown of the Great Lakes; and Raleigh's 'Parime Lacus' and 'Manoa' appear in South America. An inset shows Greenland, Iceland and the mythical island of Friesland. Originally published in 1627, the plate was altered in the 1660s to add English place names including Boston, 'Long Ile', 'Mary Land' and Carolina. Along the top of the map are prospects of eight cities, including Havana, Cartagena, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro. Down the sides are ten costume vignettes of native Americans, including the kings of New England & Florida, a Virginian and Greenlander. BURDEN: North America, 217.
[Ref: 17815]    £6,500.00 ($8,255 • €7,384 rates)


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