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  ASIA 
 The Holy Land 

SEUTTER, Matthäus. [An 18th century map of the Holy Land in fine colour]
Palaestinae accurata descriptio geographica... Augsburg, c.1741. Fine original colour. 510 x 580mm. A very fine example.
A decorative map of the Holy Land divided into the Twelve Tribes, engraved by Seutter's son-in-law, Tobias Conrad Lotter. The details of the map are identical to Seutter's map of Canaan (1725); however the two cartouches have been changed. In the title, instead of the scene of Jesus drawing out the demon from the possessed man, the subjects are Moses and the Ten Commandments, a female figure, probably the empress Maria Theresa, being presented with a crown, and grapes and wheat to highlight Palestine as the land of plenty. Around the inset map of the 40 Years in the Desert is a female figure paying homage to an allegorical figure of Roman Authority, a mantle taken by Maria Theresa as Holy Roman Empress. LAOR: 721.
[Ref: 17543]    £850.00 ($1,105 • €978 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [An unusual map of the Holy Land]
Palaestina seu Terra a Mose et Iosua occupata et inter Iudeaeos distributa XII Tribus vulgo Sanct adpellata Augsburg, c.1745. Fine original colour. 505 x 570mm.
A map of the Holy Land in Biblical times, divided into the Twelve Tribes. The title is on a drape help aloft by two putti in a tree, underneath the tree Jonah can be seen escaping from the mouth of the whale. LAOR: 723.
[Ref: 17553]    £850.00 ($1,105 • €978 rates)


BUY DE MORNAS, Claude. [18th century town plan of Jerusalem]
Histoire Sainte depuis l'an 2959 jusqu'à l'an 2981...Plan de Jérusalem. Paris: Desnos, 1761. 365 x 520mm.
Schematic map of Jerusalem between 2959-2981 (counted in years since the Creation), with columns of engraved French text on both sides of he map giving a chronology. The elaborate frame-like border was printed separately.
[Ref: 16730]    £280.00 ($364 • €322 rates)


 Turkey 

MUNSTER, Sebastian. [A 16th century prospect of Constantinople]
Constantinopel... Basle, c.1560, German text. Coloured woodcut, printed area 290 x 390mm, set in text.
A mapof Istanbul, presented as a bird's-eye view, with the important buildings shown in profile, with a disregard for perspective.
[Ref: 17677]    £500.00 ($650 • €575 rates)


BAYLY, John. [A scarce map of the environs of Constantinople with a prospect]
A Plan of Constantinople, Places Adjacent and Canal of the Black Sea. London, 1767. 390 x 440mm. Narrow left margin, binding folds with a few tiny holes..
A detailed plan of the environs of Constantinople, with the Bosphorus and Golden Horn, orientated with north to the left, with a prospect of the city underneath. An extensive key refers to both plan and prospect. A very uncommon map. Later it was closely copied by Lodge for the Gentleman's Magazine in 1770.
[Ref: 17563]    £1,400.00 ($1,820 • €1,610 rates)


  AUSTRALASIA 
 Pacific and Australasia 

COOK, Captain James. [Cook's chart of the South Pacific from his First Voyage]
Chart of part of the South Sea, Shewing the Tracts and Discoveries made by His Majesty's Ships, Dolphin, Commodore Byron, & Tamer, Capt.n Mouat, 1765. Dolphin, Capt.n Wallis, & Swallow, Capt.n Carteret, 1767, and Endeavour, Lieutenant Cooke, 1769. London: Strachan & Cadell, c.1773. Coloured. 370 x 655mm.
Cook's chart of the South Pacific, engraved by William Whitchurch for the Official Account of Cook's First Voyage, which appeared in Hawkesworth's 'An Account of the Voyages.. For making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere'. Cook's route across the South Pacific from Cape Horn to New Zealand and Australia is marked.
[Ref: 17658]    £1,250.00 ($1,625 • €1,438 rates)


 Australia 

CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [17th Century globe gore showing Australia's northern regions]
[Het Niew Hollandt.] Venice, c.1690. 230 x 290mm, set in text.
An early map of northern Australia and the Spice Islands, originally published as a gore, a sheet made to be pasted onto a globe. However in this case Coronelli has re-used the printing plate, using it to illustrate his 'Isolario' atlas. It shows the Australian coastline around Arnham Land and the Kimberly Plateau, with the gaps filled with interesting vignettes including one of an elephant. This followed a common misconception inherited from a misreading of Marco Polo: by associating 'Beach' with Australia rather than the probable Thailand, such animals were believed to exist on the continent. One of the more unusual maps of Australia.
[Ref: 17568]    £1,850.00 ($2,405 • €2,128 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [Cook's chart of the 'Labyrinth']
Chart of Part of the Coast of New South Wales, From Cape Tribulation to Endeavour Straits. By Lieut. J.Cook, 1770. London: Strachan & Cadell, 1773. FIRST EDITION. 320 x 370mm. Narrow top margin.
Cook's chart of the Cape York Peninsula from Cape Tribulation to Cape York, orientated with north to the right. At Cape Tribulation is a note: 'On this ledge the ship laid 23 Hours, and received much damage'. After this setback Cook sailed outside the dangerous reefs and so the coast between Cape Flattery and Cape Weymouth was not mapped. These reefs and islands he called 'The Labyrinth'. Engraved by J.Cheevers for Hawkesworth's important work 'An Account of the Voyages... for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere', the official account of Cook's First Voyage.
[Ref: 17137]    £550.00 ($715 • €633 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [The first published charts of Botany Bay and the Endeavour River, from Cook's First Voyage]
Entrance of Endeavour River in New South Wales...; Botany Bay in New South Wales... London, 1773. 150 x 350mm.
Two engraved charts on one sheet, engraved by J. Gibson and T Bowen. They were published in Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere' by John Hawkesworth, which was the official account of Cook's First Voyage, during which he mapped the east coast of Australia for the first time.
[Ref: 16703]    £330.00 ($429 • €380 rates)


 New Zealand 

COOK, Captain James. [The first printed map of New Zealand after Captain Cook's new discoveries made in 1769 and 1770.]
Chart of New-Zealand, explored in 1769 and 1770, by Lieut: I: Cook, Commander of His Majesty's Bark Endeavour. Engraved by I. Bayly. London: Strachan & Cadell, 1773. 510 x 410mm.
A landmark map: one of the most important maps in New Zealand's history: Captain Cook's map of New Zealand, engraved by I. Bayley for Hawkesworth's 'An Account of the Voyages.. For making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere', the official account of Cook's first circumnavigation. Although New Zealand has been discovered by Abel Tasman in 1642, it was Cook who discovered that it was not part of the great 'Terra Australis' or Southern continent. Arriving at Poverty Bay on 7th October 1769 he took six months to circumnavigate the islands: as he sailed east of the Banks Peninsula he mistook it for an island; skirting south of Stewart Island he marked on this map as a possible peninsula.
[Ref: 17133]    £4,750.00 ($6,175 • €5,463 rates)


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