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  EUROPE 
 Northern Italy 

Anonymous. [A manuscript design for the new pier at Genoa]
Disegno Del Nuovo Molo. Genoa, first quarter of the 18th century, 2 sheets each measuring 420 x 290mm
A fascinating manuscript drawing, in sepia ink, of a projected plan for a new pier in the port of Genoa. Provenance: The Andrea Doria Archives, Genoa.
[Ref: 10882]    £500.00 ($659 • €560 rates)


Anonymous. [A scarce separate-issue map of the environs of Genova]
Carte Particuliere de Genes et de ses Environs. Paris?, c.1720. 395 x 540mm. Narrow margins on three sides, binding folds flattened.
A scarce map of the environs of Genova, with an extensive key down the sides and a miniature plan of the port in the bottom left corner. In the title is a finely-engraved armorial. We have traced only one institutional example (Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, CC-178-V) and one for sale in the last ten years.
[Ref: 15852]    £950.00 ($1,252 • €1,063 rates)


Anonymous. [A scarce early 18th Century English plan of Venice]
A New Ground=Plot of the most famous City of Venice. London? c.1720. 260 x 390mm. Trimmed to plate at sides, margins added, very fine impression.
An English copy of Coronelli's plan of Venice published c.1690, even keeping the Italian 'Note', although with different decoration. Over one hundred buildings, bridges, canals, etc, are numbered, unfortunately with no index. Although the map is marked 'Plate 12 Voll 1 p.484' we have been unable to deduce in which book this map appeared. MORETTO: 122.
[Ref: 17687]    £800.00 ($1,054 • €895 rates)


 Central Italy 

Anonymous. [The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa]
Vue du Clocher de la Metropolitaine de Pise France. c. 1820. Aquatint. 230 x 160mm.
The Tower at Pisa ( Torre di Pisa ). The border has been painted to recreate the presentation of a watercolour. Engraved by Carocci.
[Ref: 16023]    £250.00 ($330 • €280 rates)


 Italian Islands 

Anonymous. [Sicily with Syracuse]
Ancient Sicily. English, c.1700. Coloured 295 x 355mm.
A decorative map of Ancient Sicily with inset Plan of the town and port of Syracuse.
[Ref: 15628]    £200.00 ($264 • €224 rates)


 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 ($1,582 • €1,343 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 ($659 • €560 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 ($264 • €224 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 ($198 • €168 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 ($99 • €84 rates)


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