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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [Double-hemisphere world map with extra engraved border]
Mappe-Monde Dressée pour l'étude de la Geographie... Paris, Desnos, 1778. Coloured. 390 x 550mm.
Very decorative double-hemisphere world map, with a decorative title cartouche. On either side is engraved descriptive text in French, and around that is a separately-printed frame-like border. Points of interest include: the uncertain coastlines of New Zealand and eastern Australia despite Cook's mapping fifteen years before; the 'Mer de l'Ouest' in North America; and the Island of Yeso above Japan.
[Ref: 14852]    £700.00 ($890 • €786 rates)


BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [Brion's magnificent large-format map of the world]
Mappemonde où sont marquées les Nouvelles Découvertes. Paris: Esnauts & Rapilly, 1783. Coloured. 530 x 765mm.
A highly-decorative double-hemisphere map of the world, showing the routes of Captain Cook around the world. In the corners are female allegorical figures of the continents; the upper cusp has Helios in the chariot of the Sun and the lower cusp has the title in a cartouche of fruit and flowers.
[Ref: 15691]    £4,250.00 ($5,402 • €4,773 rates)


SANTINI, François. [Unusual double-hemisphere world map centred on Paris]
Nouvelle Mappe Monde dediee au progres de nos connoissances. Venice, M. Remondini, 1784. Coloured, with gold highlights. 490 x 680mm. One small repaired tear.
Double-hemisphere world map, but taken from an unusual angle. Paris is at the centre of the right sphere, so that Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and most of South America appear together: the left sphere contains Patagonia, Australia and the East Indian Islands. Thus Santini could name the two halves 'Hemisphere Maritime' and 'Hemisphere Terrestre'. Australia and New Zealand are only shown partially (despite Cook a decade before); the erroneous 'Mer de L'Ouest' appears in northwest America, with a large 'I. Nouvelle' just south of the Bering Straits; and Jesso is part of mainland Asia.
[Ref: 9373]    £1,800.00 ($2,288 • €2,021 rates)


MARSHALL, Richard. [A very scarce two-sheet double-hemisphere world map]
A Curious Map of the World Corrected from the Observations Communicated to ye R.l Society of London & the Roy.l Accademy at Paris. Likewise from the late Voyage round ye World, Performed by the Hon.ble Comodore Byron Capt.n Cook etc... London: John, James & Eleanor Marshall, 1785. Original outline colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 610 x 1030mm.
A large map of the world with each sphere rimmed with scientific facts and theories and astronomical diagrams in further spheres in the corners and cusps. The map itself is extraordinary for showing both Hawaii and the Bering Strait, resulting from Captain Cook's Third Voyage (1776-9), yet still having California as an island! The map was originally issued c.1770 by Richard Marshall, a printer famed for publishing Christopher Saxton's two-hundred-year-old county maps in partnership with Cluer Dicey. This example is dated two years after Richard's death, when his widow Eleanor and two sons, James and John, ran the business. See ARMITAGE: World at their Fingertips, Map 19, for the first state.
[Ref: 18221]    £7,500.00 ($9,533 • €8,423 rates)


BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [Pair of maps of the Western & Eastern Hemispheres]
Hémisphère Occidental. [&] Hémisphère Oriental. Desnos, Paris, 1786. Original colour. Each 235 x 265mm within extra border containing letterpress.
A pair of maps from the 'Géographie Moderne, Historique et Politique, showing the Western & Eastern hemispheres. Despite the date the maps show the pre-Cook outlines of Australia, New Zealand and Alaska.
[Ref: 14218]    £240.00 ($305 • €270 rates)


BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [18th Century double-hemisphere world map]
Mappe-Monde Dressée pour l'étude de la Geographie... Paris, Desnos, 1786. Original colour. 280 x 315mm.
Double-hemisphere world map, with a decorative title cartouche & separately-printed frame-like border. Points of interest include: the uncertain coastlines of New Zealand and eastern Australia despite Cook's mapping fifteen years before; the 'Mer de l'Ouest' in North America; and the Island of Yeso above Japan.
[Ref: 17559]    £400.00 ($508 • €449 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [An Italian world map showing Cook's voyages]
Mappa Mondo O Descrizione Generale Del Globo Terraqueo Con I Viaggi E Nuove Scoperte Del Cap. Cook. Rome, 1788. Old colour. 350 x 475mm. A very fine example printed on heavy paper.
A double-hemisphere world map showing all three of Cook's voyages, with allegorical figures of the continents in the borders. Despite Cook's failure to find a North West Passage from the Pacific, Cassini has included one!
[Ref: 15507]    £1,800.00 ($2,288 • €2,021 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 ($6,991 • €6,177 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 ($1,525 • €1,348 rates)


BOWLES, Carington. [A striking wall map of the world at the end of the 18th century]
Bowles's New Four-Sheet Map of the World on Mercator's Projection Exhibiting the Several Quarters of the Globe divided into their respective Empires, Kingdoms, States, &c. agreeable to the latest Treaties and Political Regulations now existing; Together with All the New Discoveries and most interesting Tracks of those eminent Circumnavigators Cook, Byron, Bougainville &c. &c. London: Bowles & Carver, c.1802. Original wash colour lightly refreshed. Four sheets conjoined, total 1020 x 1180mm.
A large and rare chart of the world, decorated with a title cartouche featuring a naval officer examining a chart and a midshipman using a sextant, and four compass roses. In the bottom corners are two text panels giving instructions on how to measure distances correctly on the map. The map was originally drawn up by Carington Bowles but does not seem to have been published before his death in 1793. This example, published by his son Henry Carington Bowles and Samuel Carver, has been updated with Vancouver's discoveries in Canada and the Bass Strait in Australia.
[Ref: 19191]    £18,000.00 ($22,878 • €20,214 rates)


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