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CASSINI, Giovanni Maria.
[Map of the ancient British Isles] Le Isole Britanniche Antiche cioe' La Britannia Maggiore o sia Albione e la Britannia Minore o sia Ivernia. Rome, 1799, original colour, 380 x 505mm
A scarce and decorative map of the British Isles divided according to their ancient boundaries with the names of the tribes marked in each region, also shown are cities and towns called according to their old names. With a large and attractive title cartouche in the upper left-hand corner depicting Neptune in a shell chariot urging on his team of hippocamps.
($384 • €353 rates)
[Uncommon Italian map of the British Isles] Les Isles Britanniques Assujetties aux Observations Astronomiques Combinées avec les Iteneraires Anciens et Modernes Par Robert de Vaugondy Geographe et Delamarche Geographes. Venice: la Societa' Calcografica, 1800. Original colour. 495 x 600mm. Narrow top margin
A very scarce map of the British Isles, with an inset of the Orkneys and Shetlands in a trompe-l'œil border in the style of Antonio Zatta. It comes from a never-finished atlas by the ‘Società Calcografica’, a partnership of the two main Venetian publishers of the period, Zatta and Giuseppe Antonio Remondini, which probably ended with Zatta’s death in 1804.
($1,152 • €1,058 rates)
PERROT, Aristide Michel.
[Miniature map of the British Isles] Iles Britanniques. Paris: Ménard & Desenne, 1824. Original colour. Sheet 150 x 180mm.
A miniature map of the British Isles within an ornate illustrated border.
($160 • €147 rates)
[A wall map of the British Isles in fine colour] Cary's Reduction of his Six Sheet Map of the British Isles; Comprehending the whole of the Turnpike Roads. With the Great Rivers and Course of the different Navigable Canals, Also The Market and Borough Towns and Villages adjoining the Road, to which is added The actual Distance from one Market Town to another, with The exact measurement to each from the Metropolis. Drawn from the most Recent Surveys. 1836. London: John Cary, 1836. Fine original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, total 1260 x 985, folded into original paper slipcase with publisher's label. Slipcase scuffed.
A large and detailed map of the British Isles, published the year before Queen Victoria came to the throne. Despite its age the original hand colour is still fine and bright.
($1,024 • €940 rates)
BLACHFORD, R. & W.
[Chart of the coast from Yarmouth to the Shetlands] A Chart of the East Coasts of England & Scotland from Yarmouth Roads to Duncansby Head Blachford & Imray, London, 1842, 780 x 1860mm, backed on linen. Some old pencil annotations.
A very large and detailed chart of an extensive section of the east coast of Britain, produced for the coastal trade, with numerous soundings and lighthouses maked in colour. Orientated with north to the right, it has insets of the Rivers Humber and Tees, Holy Island, Berwick, Montrose and the Firth of Forth.
($832 • €764 rates)
[A rare old railway map on cloth] The Railways in Great Britain also the line of Navigation from the principal Sea Ports to both home amd Foreign Stations. Manchester? c.1850. Printed on cloth in black and red. 580 x 600mm. Some faint toning.
A scarce antique map on cloth of England, Wales and Southern Scotland with the railways overprinted in red. It shows a line to Plymouth, opened in 1848; and the line from London to Norwich is named the Eastern Counties Railway, before it became the Great Eastern Railway in 1862. The title cartouche features a train crossing a viaduct. Bradshaw published a smaller map on paper with the same title in 1843.
($1,536 • €1,410 rates)
ALEPH [HARVEY, William].
[Pictorial map of Wales] Wales. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1869. 250 x 210mm.
Anthropomorphic map of Wales. The text below the image reads, "Geography bewitch'd - Owen Glendowr, In Bardic graandeur, looks from shore to shore, And sings King Arthur's long, long pedigree, and cheese and leeks, and knights of high degree".. From a charming atlas of caricature maps of European counties, drawn, according to the preface, by a fifteen-year-old girl to muse her sick brother. The author, was however, William Harvey (1796-1873), a London Doctor and Journalist, best-known for his book 'London Scenes and London People', 1863. The maps contain many references to the political changes sweeping through continental Europe, with representations of Garibaldi, Bismark & Tzar Alexander II.
($832 • €764 rates)
SCHEDEL, D. Hartmann.
[Incunable view of 'England'.] Anglia. Nuremberg, Anton Kolberger, 1493, Latin text edition. Woodcut, image 200 x 225mm, set in a page of text with contemporary rubrication.
A view representing England from the famous 'Nuremberg Chronicle', showing a hill-side city with a series of gates leading up to a citadel, one of two woodcuts used for England in the work. It is unlikely that there was an available prospect of London, so a generic town view was used. On the reverse is a similarly-fantastical view of Spain. SHIRLEY: 6a.2, "[the two woodcuts] are masterful examples of the medieval woodcutter's skill."
($576 • €529 rates)
[England by the Welsh cartographer Humphrey Lhuyd] Angliae regni florentissimi nova descriptio auctore Humeredo Lhuÿd Denbÿgiense. Cologne: Johann Bussemacher, c.1592. 185 x 270mm. Very sharp impression on heavy paper and wide margins.
England & Wales, engraved by Henrich Nagel after Humphrey Lhuyd's map as published by Ortelius. SHIRLEY: 172.
($358 • €329 rates)
[Early 17th century map of south-west England] Cornubia, Devonia, Somersetus, Dorcestria, Wiltonia, Glocestria, Monumetha, Glamorgan, Caemarden, Penbrok, Cardigan, Radnor, Breknoke, Herefordia & Wigornia. Amsterdam, Jan Jansson & Henricus Hondius, 1633. German text edition. Original colour. 360 x 425mm. Tiny repair in map area, a good impression, very attractive colours.
South west England and southern Wales engraved by Mercator himself.
($589 • €541 rates)
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