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BODENEHR, Gabriel. [Early 18th century map of Monte Carlo]
Abriss der Dreyen, gegeneinander Correspondierenden Vestungen Monaco, Capo di Sant Spirito, und Niza die Provenza. Augsburg, c.1725. Coloured. 165 x 210mm.
A decorative and informative view of the coast of southern France, from Nice to Monaco, including Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. The title is in a banderole at the top with a twenty point key at the bottom. A smaller version of the map by Merian.
[Ref: 18670]    £280.00 ($370 • €320 rates)

 St Petersburg 

AKADEMIYA NAUK. [The first Russian map of St Petersburg to be published]
[Cyrillic title.] Plan der Kayserl Residentz Stadt St Petersburg wie solcher Ao 1737 aufgenommen worden. St Petersburg: the Academy of Sciences, 1737. Original colour. 400 x 620mm. Minor repairs at margins.
An important map: the first Russian map of their new capital. Engraved by G.I. Unversagt after George Wolffgang Krafft. It has a title and descriptiive text in Russian and German with a decorative vignette representing the arts and sciences in the top left. This influential map was later copied by Seutter in 1744, making it the standard map of the city. A rare item.
[Ref: 18368]    £4,500.00 ($5,940 • €5,148 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [An important 16th Century plan of Moscow in original colours]
Moscauw. Cologne, c.1575, Latin text edition. Original colour. 355 x 490mm. A very fine example.
A 'map-view' of Moscow, published in the second volume of the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first systematic atlas of town plans. The major buildings are shown in profile, with no consideration for perspective. On the frozen river Mosca are skaters and horse-drawn sledges and in the foreground are soldiers on horseback. This is the first of the two plans of Moscow done by Braun and Hogenberg. A second appeared in the last volume, published in 1618, necessitated by Ladislas of Poland, who rampaged through the city in 1611. KOEMAN: B&H 2.
[Ref: 18191]    £2,950.00 ($3,894 • €3,375 rates)

 Decorative Items 

Anonymous. [An Italian Serio-Comic map of Europe during the Great War]
L'Europa nel 1915. Milan: Luigi Ronchi di Candido Varoli, 1915. Chromolithograph, sheet 450 x 650mm. Binding folds reinforced, small repairs.
An Italian satirical map of Europe, with caricatures for the countries at war. France is a cockerel pecking the nose of the German dachshund, whose picklehelm is being punched by a long-legged British sailor. Austria howls with pain as its hind leg is crushed by the Russian steamroller driven by a grinning polar bear, and he is stabbed in the back by a Serbian bayonet. Partly based on the 'Hark Hark' map by Johnson Riddle, this version seems to date to before the Treaty of London brought Italy into the war in May 1915; a later version has the placid Italian shown here clubbing the Austrian dog with the butt of his rifle. See SOUCACOS: Satirical Maps p.216-7 for later issue.
[Ref: 18439]    £5,500.00 ($7,260 • €6,292 rates)

 Celestial Maps 

MAGINI, Giovanni Antonio. [A 16th century woodcut diagram of the Winds]
[The Winds.] Venice: the Galignani brothers, 1596. Woodcut, set in letterpress, sheet 225 x 165mm.
An illustration from Magini's edition of Ptolemy's Geography, showing an anrmillary sphere surrounded by twelve windheads named in Latin.
[Ref: 18648]    £240.00 ($317 • €275 rates)

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