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 Northern Africa 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early views of Mombasa, Aden & Quiloa]
Aden, Arabiæ Foelicis emporium celeberrimi nominis...; Mombaza; Quiloa; Cefala. Cologne, c. 1598, French text edition. Original colour. 340 x 475mm.
Four map-views on one sheet, published in the first volume of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the first series of printed town plans. The views are of four of the most important ports in the Indian Ocean: the upper half of the sheet is dedicated to Aden, with Mombasa (Kenya), Kilwa (Tanzania) & Sofala (or Beira, Mozambique) underneath. French text on verso. KOEMAN: B&H 2.
[Ref: 15645]    £600.00 ($750 • €690 rates)

 Southern Africa 

WAR OFFICE. [A 'Confidential' intelligence plan of Pretoria during the Second Boer War]
[Pretoria.] Intelligence Division, War Office, No 1438. Southampton: Ordnance Survey Office, 1899. Heliozincograph, printed area 525 x 790mm. Creasing in margins.
A sketch map of Pretoria published for the War Office the year that the Second Boer War started. It marks the four Pretoria Forts, built by the South African Republic in preparation for war with Britian. Three (Schanskop, Wonderboompoort and Klapperkop) were designed by employees of the German engineering company Krupp; the fourth (Fort Daspoortrand), by a French former artillery officer. A sketch inset shows the profile of the three German forts. At the beginning of the war it was a national scandal that the army had no detailed maps of their own colony, let alone the Boer republics. The Military Intelligence Division, founded in 1895, had only eighteen officers (compared to Germany's 150). The British Army suffered several setbacks as they could not rely on the maps they had. Maps such as this were rushed out: in the top right the printed word 'Confidential' denotes the need to keep extent of the British knowledge secret. By the time the British arrived in June 1900 most of the big guns of the forts had been removed for use elsewhere in the war. The British guns opened up on Klapperkop and Schanskop, but stopped when there was no response. The British walked in and rearmed the forts.
[Ref: 16621]    £1,200.00 ($1,500 • €1,380 rates)


Anonymous. [Plan of Manchester & Salford]
Plan von Manchester und Saalford in England. Prague, 1810. 360 x 440mm.
Highly detailed plan of the City of Manchester and Salford, streets, rivers and buildings are named.
[Ref: 15080]    £190.00 ($238 • €219 rates)

 English Counties 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early views of Windsor & Oxford]
Oxonium nobile Anglie oppidum...; Vindesorium celeberrimum Anglie castrum... Cologne, 1575. Coloured. 365 x 490mm.
Prospects of Windsor Castle and Oxford after Joris Hofnagle, published for the Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the first series of printed town plans.
[Ref: 16784]    £750.00 ($938 • €863 rates)

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [A 16th century plan of Norwich]
Nordovicum, Angliae Civitas. Cologne, 1581-. Old colour. 325 x 440mm.
The earliest printed map of Norwich, a 'map-view' with the major buildings, in this case the colleges, shown in profile, with no consideration for perspective. Published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed town plans. KOEMAN: B&H 2.
[Ref: 16817]    £700.00 ($875 • €805 rates)

LONGMATE, L. [A scarce map of Oxford]
New Map of the City of Oxford London, 1773, coloured, 370 x 435mm.
A well engraved town-plan of Oxford with trhee separate keys which identify important town sites and university buildings.
[Ref: 17082]    £1,250.00 ($1,563 • €1,438 rates)

TAYLOR, Isaac. [An early town plan of Wolverhampton]
A Plan of Wolverhampton Surveyed in MDCCL By Isaac Taylor and Engraved by Thomas Jefferys Geographer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. London, c.1798. Town plan printed from three plates on one sheet. Total 475 x 600mm. Narrow lateral margins, repairs to binding folds.
A plan of Wolverhampton, with a large roccoco title cartouche and insets of St. Peter's Collegiate Church and the Wolverhampton Free School in John Street. Among the buildings marked are the Meeting Houses of the Presbyterians and the Quakers. First published by Jefferys in 1751, this second state comes from a county history published at the end of the century. Originally printed from a single plate, the map is now cut into three vertical strips, presumably because of damage.
[Ref: 14270]    £775.00 ($969 • €891 rates)

BREWER, H.W. [Detailed prospect of Manchester]
A Bird's-Eye View of Manchester in 1889. London: The Graphic, 1889. Wood engraving. 550 x 1190mm. Repaired tear in bottom right corner.
Issued as a supplement to the Graphic newspaper on 9th November, 1889, this view of Manchester is taken from above Victoria Bridge, looking down on the Cathedral and Town Hall.
[Ref: 16113]    £800.00 ($1,000 • €920 rates)

 London Maps 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [The first available printed map of London]
Londinum Feracissimi Angliae Regni Metropolis. Koln: c.1574. Coloured. 330 x 490mm.
The earliest town plan of London to survive, a 'map-view' with the major buildings shown in profile, and no consideration for perspective. It was published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed town plans, inspired by the success of the 'Theatrum', the atlas compiled by Abraham Ortelius. This example is from the second state of the plate, issued two years after the first, with the spelling 'West Muster' and the addition of the Royal Exchange. The plan was engraved by Frans Hogenberg, copied from a 15-or-20-sheet printed map, probably commissioned by the merchants of the Hanseatic League, who had significant commercial interests in England. For over two centuries they had enjoyed tax and customs concessions in the trade of wool and finished cloth, allowing them to control that trade in Colchester and other cloth-making centres. Their base in the City was the Steelyard (derived from 'Stalhof'), named 'Stiliyards' by the side of the Thames on this map and described in the text panel lower right. They purchased the building in 1475; part of the deal was their obligation to maintain Bishopsgate, the gate through the city walls that led to their interests in East Anglia. The rump cities of the Hanseatic League sold the building in 1853 and it is now the site of Cannon Street Station. The map must have been drawn fifteen years or so before publication: in the centre is the Norman St. Paul's Cathedral, with the spire that was hit by lighting and destroyed in 1561 and not replaced before the Great Fire of London destroyed the building in 1666. HOWGEGO: 2 (2).
[Ref: 17284]    £7,500.00 ($9,375 • €8,625 rates)

MORTIER, Pieter. [Antique map of London and surroundings]
Les Environs de Londres, Ou se trouve toutte les Villes, Villages, Maisons, Chemins, Rivieres, a Vinct Milles autour de Londres. Amsterdam, c.1700. Coloured. 490 x 560mm. A few repairs.
Antique map of the environs of London, extending to Staines in the west, clockwise to St Albans & Hatfield, Brentwood & Tilbury, and Leatherhead and Chertsey. HOWGEGO: 51.
[Ref: 12568]    £500.00 ($625 • €575 rates)

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