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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

LEVASSEUR, Victor. [Very decorative 19th century map of the world]
Planisphère. Paris: Pelissier, c.1845. Outline colour. 310 x 410mm.
A fine map of the world on Mercator's projection, with ornate engraved borders, with medallion allegories of the Four Seasons and vignettes of gods, goddesses, mythical figures, Adam and Eve, astrological symbols and animals. Under the map is a further vingette with Jesus seated on a throne with a cross in one hand. Around him can be seen Napoleon, Socrates, pyramids and a herm. It was published in one of the last decorative atlases, the 'Atlas Universel Illustré'.
[Ref: 17822]    £500.00 ($645 • €549 rates)


LEVASSEUR, Victor. [Very decorative map of the world]
Planisphère. Paris: Pelissier, c.1845. Outline colour. 310 x 410mm. A very fine example.
A fine map within highly decorative engraved borders, with medallion allegories of the Four Seasons and vignettes of gods, goddesses, mythical figures, astrological symbols and animals. It was published in one of the last decorative atlases, the 'Atlas Universel Illustré'.
[Ref: 15146]    £475.00 ($613 • €522 rates)


BERGHAUS, Hermann. [Map showing snake population throughout the world]
Schlegel's Versuch Einer Schlangen-Karte. Gotha: Justus Perthes, 1851. 345 x 405 mm
Three maps of the world on one sheet, showing the distribution of toxic and non-toxic snakes. The maps are accompanied with drawings of various snakes and statistical information.
[Ref: 17255]    £150.00 ($194 • €165 rates)


PERTHES, Justus. [An agricultural world map]
Verbreitungsbezirke Der Wichtigsten Kulturgewachse; Nebst Andeutungen Uber Den Lauf Der Isotheren Und Isochimenen Gotha, 1851. Original colour 340 x 430mm.
The large maps shows the distribution of grains throughout the world. The four smaller maps shows the distributions of sugar, coffee, pepper, tea and vanilla. Decorated with drawings of plants and flowers.
[Ref: 17269]    £150.00 ($194 • €165 rates)


PERTHES, Justus. [A map of the animals of the world]
Geographische Verbreitung. Gotha, 1851. Original colour. 340 x 430mm.
Map of the world with illustrations of animals down each side with niote on their population throughtout the world, including elephants, monkeys and rhinoceroses.
[Ref: 17274]    £150.00 ($194 • €165 rates)


ANDRIVEAU-GOUJON, J. [A very large 19th Century double-hemisphere world map on four sheets]
Mappemonde en deux Hémisphères. L'État actuel des connaissances Géographiques et les derniers Voyages Autour du Monde. Paris, 1853. Coloured steel engraving, printed on four sheets conjoined, total 980 x 1310mm.
A large scale double-hemisphere world map published in the middle of the 19th century, with decorative embellishments top and bottom. This map was usually issued separately as a folding map, although this is the rare uncut example, which was probably bound into Andriveau Goujon's scarce 'Atlas Choix'
[Ref: 17503]    £2,500.00 ($3,225 • €2,745 rates)


IUNCK, J. [World map showing the Geography of plants]
Geografia Delle Piante. Turin, 1854. Original colour. 350 x 450mm.
An interesting Italian guide to the geography of plants, and how they are divided by height and latitude.
[Ref: 17213]    £240.00 ($310 • €264 rates)


MENETRIER, F. [A double-hemisphere wall map of the world illustrated with costumes]
Le Petit Journal. Mappemonde. Paris, c.1900. Colour-printed wood engraving. 940 x 1095mm. Minor repairs to folds.
A highly decorative map of the world, with a vignette scene from each continent in the corners and cusps, including an American paddle steamer, and eighty-one costumes from around the world in three rows. On the map the shipping routes are marked with sailing times, for example London to Australia and New Zealand in 45 days. As this map was published as a supplement to the French 'Petit Journal' the ephemeral nature of this map makes surviving examples very unusual.
[Ref: 16005]    £4,500.00 ($5,805 • €4,941 rates)


GILL, Leslie MacDonald. [A vivid poster map of the GPO's mail routes]
Mail Steamship Routes. Portsmouth: General Post Office, 1937. Colour lithograph, 990 x 1230mm. A pristine example.
A colourful map of the world, on an azimuthal projection, although Gill has chosen to depict two Antarcticas (one under Australia, the other under South America) rather than stretch the ice out across the bottom of the map. In the top corners are illustrations of a post box, a postal van and the loading of the mail onto a steamship. Under the map are eleven roundel depictions of the development of ocean-going craft, from the time of the Vikings, through the Middle Ages to East Indiamen, Brunel's 'Great Eastern' of 1858 and RMS 'Queen Mary' (now moored at Long Beach). Either side of the title is the new logo of the GPO, also designed by Gill. Leslie MacDonald Gill (1884-1947, known as Max), younger brother of Eric Gill, specialised in graphic design in the Arts and Crafts style. His most important commission was from the Imperial War Graves Commission, designing the script used on Commission headstones and war memorials, including the 'Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme'. His 'Wonderground Map of London', originally drawn as an advertising poster for London Electric Underground Railway Company in 1914, was such a success it is credited with saving the 'UndergrounD' advertising campaign.
[Ref: 17914]    £6,000.00 ($7,740 • €6,588 rates)


GILL, Leslie MacDonald. [A vivid poster map advertising the GPO's communication network]
Post Office Radio-Telephone Services. London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1935. Colour lithograph, 990 x 1230mm. A small chip in bottom margin otherwise near mint.
A colourful map of the world, on an azimuthal projection, although Gill has chosen to depict two Antarcticas (one under Australia, the other under South America) rather than stretch the ice out across the bottom of the map. The British Empire is shown in red. In various places around the map are scrolls with literary quotes relating to travel from Ovid, Wolfe, Tennyson and, of course, Shakespeare: his ''I’ll put a girdle round about the Earth in forty minutes'' (Robin, 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream') is placed in the Pacific. Under the map are five roundel illustrations: 'Rugby Radio Station, Telephony Transmitter Room'; 'R.R.S. Main Power House'; 'Faraday Building, London'; R.R.S. Aerial Tuning Inductance'; and 'R.R.S. Demountable Valve'. Bottom right is the new logo of the GPO, also designed by Gill. The company must have been pleased with the result, as the GPO commissioned another map, with the same map projection for their Steamship Routes in 1937. Leslie MacDonald Gill (1884-1947, known as Max), younger brother of Eric Gill, specialised in graphic design in the Arts and Crafts style. His most important commission was from the Imperial War Graves Commission, designing the script used on Commission headstones and war memorials, including the 'Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme'. His 'Wonderground Map of London', originally drawn as an advertising poster for London Electric Underground Railway Company in 1914, was such a success it is credited with saving the 'UndergrounD' advertising campaign.
[Ref: 17915]    £6,000.00 ($7,740 • €6,588 rates)


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