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  EUROPE 
 France 

Anonymous. [A scarce bird's-eye view of Paris]
Parys. German, c.1680. Coloured. 250 x 350mm.
An unusual prospect of Paris in the 17th Century, based on Merian's view, with the title on a banderol, three armorials, texts in Latin and German and a 56-point key.
[Ref: 11573]    £1,200.00 ($1,672 • €1,370 rates)


 Brittany 

Anonymous. [A large 18th century map of Britanny, published locally]
Carte Generale de la Province de Bretagne Levée Geometriquement et Assujetie aux Observations Astronomiques de M.rs de l'Academie Royale des Sciences. Dediée a nos Seigneurs les Etats de Bretagne Par une Societé d'Ingenieurs. Rennes, 1775. Coloured. 510 x 720mm.
A detailed map of Britanny, marking the main roads. Unusually it was published locally: under the rococo title cartouche is 'Se Vend à Rennes Rue aux Foulon'.
[Ref: 14990]    £500.00 ($697 • €571 rates)


 Germany 

Anonymous. [The defences of Frankfurt during the Seven Years' War]
Plan of the Imperial city of Franckfort. London: T.Kinnersley, 1759, Sheet 105 x 205mm.
A plan of the defences of the Hessian city of Frankfurt, occupied by the French early in 1758, and not returned until the end of the Seven Years' War. This map was published in the January edition of 'The Grand Magazine of Magazines. or Universal Register'. Mostly written by David Henry, the magazine was published as a competitor to the 'Gentleman's Magazine'. The circulation was never high and it folded in 1760.
[Ref: 14897]    £200.00 ($279 • €228 rates)


Anonymous. [The Battle of Bergen, 1759]
Plan of the Battle of Bergen, fought April 13 1759. London: T.Kinnersley, 1759, Sheet 105 x 205mm. Narrow bottom margin.
The Battle of of Bergen, between an allied army of British, Hanoverian, Hessian & Brunswickian troops against the French, near Frankfurt-am-Main during the Seven Years' War. The allies, led by Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick, were repulsed by the smaller French army. However Ferdinand redeemed himself at the more decisive Battle of Minden later in the year. This map was published in the February edition of 'The Grand Magazine of Magazines. or Universal Register'. Mostly written by David Henry, the magazine was published as a competitor to the 'Gentleman's Magazine'. The circulation was never high and it folded in 1760.
[Ref: 14896]    £150.00 ($209 • €171 rates)


Anonymous. [Map of the German theatre of the Seven Years' War]
A Map Showing the Winter Quarters of the Hanoverian & French Armies. London: T.Kinnersley, 1759, Sheet 105 x 205mm. Narrow bottom margin.
A map of Germany, centred on Westphalia and showing Frankfurt, Hanover, Cologne & Dortmund. In April 1758 Britain agreed the Anglo-Prussian Convention with Frederick II of Prussia. agreeing to subsidise Frederick's war efforts to the tune of £670,000 and supply 9,000 troops to his army. This was of greater interest to the British monarch, the Hanoverian George II, who was keen to protect his German realm, than to William Pitt, who was more concerned with Britain attacking France's overseas colonies. This map was published in the January edition of 'The Grand Magazine of Magazines. or Universal Register'. Mostly written by David Henry, the magazine was published as a competitor to the 'Gentleman's Magazine'. The circulation was never high and it folded in 1760.
[Ref: 14902]    £75.00 ($104 • €86 rates)


 St Petersburg 

Anonymous. [Italian town plan of St. Petersburg]
Pianta della Citta di S.Peterburg. Italy, c. 1760, copper engraving, 155 x 185mm.
An unusual plan of St Petersburg, with an inset view of the fort on Cronslot island.
[Ref: 12121]    £300.00 ($418 • €343 rates)


Anonymous. [View of the Old Stock Exchange, St Petersburg]
La Bourse. c.1840. Coloured lithograph. Printed area 245 x 340mm.
The Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange (also Bourse) and Rostra Columns are significant examples of Greek revival architecture. Designed by French architect Thomas de Thomon, and inspired by the Greek Temple of Hera at Paestum. The rostra columns erected on either side of the Stock Exchange were completed in 1811. The Old Stock Exchange is sited to fill the majestic sweep of the Spit (in Russian Strelka) of Vasilievsky Island, just opposite the Winter Palace. A monumental sculptural group similar in form to a quadriga featuring Neptune, and symbolizing maritime commerce, is mounted above the portico.
[Ref: 14104]    £650.00 ($905 • €742 rates)


  DECORATIVE 
 Decorative Items 

Anonymous. [C18th armillary sphere]
The Artificial Sphere. London, c.1750. Coloured. 190 x 125mm.
An armillary sphere within an ornate border.
[Ref: 10254]    £90.00 ($125 • €103 rates)


Anonymous. [A rare caricature map of the end of the Franco-Prussian War]
La Prusse s'Arrêtant. La Ligne Exacte De Démarcation De L'Armistice. Le contour de l'animal montre d'une maniere Absolument Exacte les lignes occupées par les belligérants pendant l'armistice... London: Edward Stanford, 14th February 1871. Tinted lithograph, sheet 405 x 525mm. A few repairs.
An extremely rare broadsheet caricature map of France at the end of the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1), with the area occupied by the Prussians depicted as a lion's head with the face of Wilhelm I. After France declared war in July 1870 the Prussians mobilised more quickly and swept into northern France and within two months had captured Napoleon III and had Paris under siege. The fall of the French capital on 28th January 1871 led to an armistice while the terms of the French surrender could be agreed. Two weeks later this pro-French propaganda map was published in London, using the symbolism of the carnivorous lion because 'of the uncontrollable voracity of Prussia exemplified by the veracity of their present demands', which included the annexation of both Alsace and Lorraine. The success of these demands led to the rise of 'revanchism' in France and British concern about the balance of power in Europe, both major factors in the outbreak of the First World War
[Ref: 17986]    £825.00 ($1,149 • €942 rates)


Anonymous. [An Italian anti-capitalist satire]
I Popoli Avanzano sulla via del Socialismo e dell'Indipendenza Nazionale. [''The People's Advance on the path of Socialism and National Independence'.] Torino, 1957. Colour printed map, sheet 315 x 435mm. Some surface soiling.
A satire comparing 1917 and 1957. On the left an industrialist of 1917, wearing a stove top hat decorated with the Union Jack & Stars and Stripes and with a howitzer strapped to his back, attempts to keep the world wrapped in his chains; only Soviet Russia has broken free. On the right is the industrialist of 1957, an atomic missle replacing the gun, sweating heavily as the flags of twenty more countries in Europe and Asia break free of the capitalist chains.
[Ref: 18300]    £475.00 ($662 • €542 rates)


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