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  EUROPE 
 Eastern Europe 

RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card of Bohemia]
Regno di Boemia. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 70mm.
A rare miniature map of Bohemia engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 12993]    £450.00 ($575 • €504 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card of Hungary]
Governo Monarchico. R. dell'Ungheria Austriaca anticamente Pannonia et Lazziges. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 70mm.
A rare miniature map of Hungary engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 13003]    £380.00 ($486 • €426 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [A Rare Two-Sheet Map of Bohemia]
La Parte Occidentale del Regno di Boemia delineato Sulle Ultime osservazioni. Rome, 1794. Coloured. Two sheets, each c.490 x 360mm.
Two-sheet map of Bohemia, each sheet with a decorative title cartouche. Published in Cassini's 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', which was not a success, so his maps are uncommon.
[Ref: 7795]    £300.00 ($383 • €336 rates)


LUFFMAN, John. [Map of Bohemia during the French Revolutionary War]
The South-East Part of Germany. Engrav'd for Luffmans Select Plans. 26. London: Luffman, 1801. 125 x 165mm. Stitch holes in margin.
Antique map of Bohemia and Moravia, with the borders of Bavaria and Austria, from Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World'. It was published during the French Revolutionary Wars, when France was pushing towards Vienna, causing the Austrians to sue for peace: Parsdorf, where the ceasefire was signed, appears bottom left.
[Ref: 12813]    £50.00 ($64 • €56 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of Hungary with vignettes]
Hungary. London: John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 330 x 260mm.
A map of Hungary, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases, with an ornate printed border and vignettes of Budapest, the Danube and Hungarian peasants and nobles.
[Ref: 17749]    £120.00 ($153 • €135 rates)


WYLD, James. [Map of the Danube Campaign of the Crimean War]
Map of the Country between Odessa, and Constantinople, embracing the present Seat of War between the Russians and Turks. London, Wyld, c.1854. Lithographic folding map, original outline colour, laid on linen, brown cloth covers, with publisher's label. 840 x 560mm.
Detailed map of the countries to the west of the Black Sea, including Russia, Moldavia, Walachia, Bulgaria and Romania, It extends from Larissa east to Isnik and from Chotym south to Volo, with insets of Schoumla (Shumen) , the Bosphorus and Dandanelles. This covers the area of the Danube Campaign of 1853-4, during the Crimean War, in which the Russians pushed south through the eastern Balkans towards Istanbul, but, lacking local support and facing Allied pressure, they pulled back.
[Ref: 12023]    £275.00 ($351 • €308 rates)


 The Black Sea 

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [A 17th Century map of Ukraine]
Taurica Chersonesus. London: Henry Featherstone, 1625, English text edition. Coloured. 130 x 170mm, set in text. Very fine condition.
First published in the reduced version of the Mercator/ Hondius 'Atlas Minor' of 1607, the printing plates were sold to a London publisher in 1621 and appeared in 'Purchas His Pilgrimies', as this example. Later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson.
[Ref: 8047]    £200.00 ($256 • €224 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [Ukraine]
Petite Tartarie dite autrement Crimee et Precopense. Paris, c.1680. Coloured. 100 x 125mm. Narrow lateral margins, re-margined.
Miniature map, published in Du Val's 'Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 8133]    £100.00 ($128 • €112 rates)


AA, Pieter van der. [Colchis in the Black Sea. Eastern shore of the Caucasus]
Mingrelie autrefois Colchis, Pays baigné au Couchant par la Mer Noire... Leiden, 1714. Coloured. 300 x 375mm.
A detailed map of the kingdom of Colchis, in the region of Mingrelia, north west Georgia. The map is orientated with north to the top left. Large cartouche shows the Golden Fleece Published in Nouvelle atlas, très-exact et fort commode pour toutes sortes de personnes, contenant les principales cartes géographiques
[Ref: 17094]    £340.00 ($435 • €381 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [The Black Sea]
Nova Mappa Maris Nigri et Freti Constantino Politani... Augsburg, c.1730. Original colour. 490 x 575mm
A map of the Black Sea with an inset of the Bosphorus. The map was published at a time when Russia was pushing south, making territorial gains at the expence of the Ottoman Empire.
[Ref: 14230]    £480.00 ($613 • €538 rates)


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