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 World Maps 

WALLIS, John. [A Georgian ''goose game'' world map]
Wallis's Complete Voyage Round the World. A New Geographical Pastime. London: John Wallis. 1796. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issued, map 335 x 640mm, together with rule sheet 170 x 660, both folded into marbled slipcase with publisher's title label. Slipcase worn.
An early educational ''goose game'', in which players race around the world, starting at Portsmouth and ending at London, through a hundred places, each with a fact and occassional penalty listed on the rule sheet. For example a player would miss a turn by visiting the 'Black Hole' of Calcutta. Worse was landing on 89, the Magellan Straights: ''the traveller is shipwrecked and loses his chance of the game''. According to the cover label this pocket version cost 6 shillings (as did tours though England, Europe and Scotland advertised on the map); boxed versions (containing the map on pastboard, totem and counties neccessary to play the game) were mentioned, unpriced. Totems were standardly used because dice were heavily taxed to discourage gambling.
[Ref: 17501]    £1,600.00 ($2,152 • €1,818 rates)

BELL, A. [Double hemisphere world map with Capt Cook's latest discoveries]
Geography. Map of the World, Comprehending the Latest Discoverys. Edinburgh, 1798. Coloured. 215 x 365mm.
A double-hemisphere world map which shows the tracks of Captain Cook's third and final voyage. Notes on exploration are marked on the map, with several mentions of discoveries by the Spaniards in 1773 . Tasmania (here still called Diemens Land) is attached to Australia.
[Ref: 17033]    £280.00 ($377 • €318 rates)

FADEN, William. [Maps of the Eastern and Western Hemispheres]
The Old World or the Easternn Hemisphere. [&]The New World or the Western Hemisphere. London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Two sheets, each 155 x 180mm.
Pair of hemispheres showing the old world or eastern hemisphere and the new world or western hemisphere engraved by William Palmer for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. William Faden was geographer to George III.
[Ref: 16330]    £180.00 ($242 • €204 rates)

THOMPSON, George. [Georgian two-sheet double-hemisphere map of the World]
A New Map of the World with all the New Discoveries, By Cap:t Cook & other Navigators Including the Trade Winds, Monsoons and Variations of the Compass, Illustrated with a Coelestial Planisphere, the Various Systems of Ptolomy, Copernicus & Tycho Bray, Together with the Appearences of the Planets &c. London: G. Thompson, 1798. Original colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 630 x 950mm.
A double-hemisphere map of the world at the end of the 18th century, surrounded by insets of polar and other projections, celestial spheres in the cusps and other astronomical diagrams. George Thompson (1758-1826) was a very successful London publisher, despite most of his output being derivative; he left an estate worth £70,000 although this was much reduced by the legal wrangles over the will that lasted until at least 1834. ARMITAGE: The World at Their Fingertips, Map 23.
[Ref: 13897]    £5,500.00 ($7,398 • €6,248 rates)

BROWN. Thomas. [Early 19th Century double hemisphere map of the World]
A new and correct map of the world according to the latest discoveries 1801 Edinburgh,1801. Original Colour. 410 x 680mm.
A scarce Map of the world in double hemispheres, labled as Western Hemisphere of the New World and Eastern Hemisphere of the Old World. Showing Captain Cook's tracks.
[Ref: 18092]    £780.00 ($1,049 • €886 rates)

CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [The World as known to the Ancients]
Mappa Mondo Antico Diviso Nell'Uno e bell'Altro Continente scondo la mente di Guglielmo Sanson. Rome, 1801. 360 x 510mm.
A double-hemisphere map showing the contemporary outline of the world but with references from ancient history and myth. Neither Australia nor New New Zealand are named, Sri Lanka is marked Taprobana and America 'Atlante' or Atlantis. Published in the rare 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', it is decorated wth allegorical figures of the four continents in the corners.
[Ref: 13936]    £1,200.00 ($1,614 • €1,363 rates)

LAPIE, Pierre. [A decorative early 19th century world map]
Mappe-Mondes sur Diverses Projections. Paris, c. 1812. Coloured. 360 x 540mm.
A double hemisphere world map, centred on Sumatra, with five smaller projections in the corners and lower cusp. In the upper cusp is the title, on a banner held aloft by allegorical figures of the continents, with Venus on her scallop shell in the foreground surrounded by mermaids. From Conrad Malte-Brun's 'Précis de la Géographie Universelle', prepared by Giraldon and engraved by Chamouin.
[Ref: 14221]    £480.00 ($646 • €545 rates)

THOMSON, John. [A map of the Atlantic marking Nelson's movements before Trafalgar]
Atlantic or Western Ocean. Edinburgh, c.1814. Original colour. 525 x 650mm. Trimmed just into plate at bottom.
A map of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding coasts, marking 'The Gulf Stream According to Governor Pownall'. Thomas Pownall (1722-1805) had been lieutenant governor of New Jersey and governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay in the run-up to the Seven Years' War, and placed great importance on mapping the area in preparation. He also took an interest in how the little-known Gulf Stream affected trans-Atlantic trade: his pamphlet and map on the subject, published 1787, acknowledged the assistance of his friend Benjamin Franklin. Also marked on the map is the route of Admiral Nelson as he chased a French Fleet to the West Indies and back to the famous Battle of Trafalgar, 1805.
[Ref: 18039]    £400.00 ($538 • €454 rates)

LEGRAND, Augustin. [Early 19th century map of the World on Mercator's projection]
Planisphere suivant la projection de Mercator, elemens de geographie moderne a l'usage des colleges et maisons d'education / rediges suivant la methodes de M.M. Mentelle et l'Abbe Gautier et en accord avec les traites, Cours et Lecons adoptes pour l'instruction publique ou particuliere, par Augustin Legrand Paris, 1830. Original outline colour.400 x 520mm.
An elegant French map of the world on Mercator's Projection but centred on the Pacific, decorated with vignettes of figures representing each continent. An engraved educational text relates to the physical geography of the globe.
[Ref: 17980]    £450.00 ($605 • €511 rates)

MONIN, Charles V. [A French double-hemishpere world map]
Mappemonde en deux hemispheres. Paris: Hocquart,, c.1839. Original colour. 280 x 500mm.
A decorative double-hemisphere world map, with a comparative diagram of mountain heights in the lower centre and tables of mountain heights. The map includes continental boundaries which are outlined in colour.
[Ref: 16528]    £300.00 ($404 • €341 rates)

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