join our mailing list

Follow us on

facebook link

Altea Gallery on Twitter

Altea Gallery on Twitter

Records: 51 to 60 of 2723
« previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next »
  WORLD 
 World Maps 

DANCKERTS, Justus. [A superbly-decorated 17th century double-hemisphere world map]
Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula. Amsterdam, c.1685. Original colour. 490 x 590mm. Two pin holes in left margin, otherwise fine.
A double-hemisphere world with two polar spheres in the cusps. California is an island; the islands of 'Jedso' and 'Terre Esonis' in the north Pacific; and Australia and New Zealand are only partial outlines. The allegorical scenes in the corners feature the Four Elements: 'Earth' is represented by farming; 'Air' by birds, classical figures for the bodies of the Solar System, with signs of the Zodiac; 'Fire' by war, with a battle scene with a burning city; and 'Water' has trading ships, mer-people and a whale. SHIRLEY: 529.
[Ref: 17538]    £6,000.00 ($7,542 • €6,684 rates)


STURT, John? [A rare variant of the Speed Epitome map of the World]
A New and Accurat Map of the World. Drawne according to ye truest Descriptions latest Discoveries. Pe Kærius Cælavit. 1646. London: Charles Brome, 1691. 90 x 130mm.
At first glance the world map in the second edition of Bohun's 'Geographical Dictionary' is the one engraved by Pieter van der Keere for the 1646 pocket version of John Speed's 'Prospect of the World'. However, despite Keere's signature bottom right and identical cartography, it is a completely new plate, only apparent under very close inspection. King, in his book 'Miniature Maps' suggests the possibility that the engraver was Sturt, who engraved the frontispiece. The maps of the continents are by Morden. The text on verso compares different measurements from around the world. KING: p.35 (illus) & 116; SHIRLEY: 368, described as a later printing of the Keere plate.
[Ref: 9648]    £500.00 ($629 • €557 rates)


ZAHN, Johann. [Showing Ocean Currents & Volcanos]
Tabula Geographico-Hydrographica Motus Oceani Currentes, Abyssos, Montes Ignivomos in Universo Orbe... Nuremberg: J.C.Lochner, 1696. 360 x 420mm.
A world chart from the 'Mundi Mirabilis...', a finely-illustrated cosmography, designed to show the ocean currents, vortexes and volcanos. Johann Zahn (1631-1707), a German monk, also published a book on optics, 'Oculus Artificialis Teledioptricus Sive Telescopium' (1685), with extensive descriptions of both the camera obscura and the magic lantern, which he used for anatomical lectures. SHIRLEY: World 583, "engravings of a high standard".
[Ref: 9660]    £1,600.00 ($2,011 • €1,782 rates)


AA, Pieter van der. [A fine double-hemisphere world map]
Nova Delineatio Totius Orbis Terrarum per Petrum vander Aa. Amsterdam, van der AA, c.1700. Coloured. 260 x 360mm.
A double-hemisphere world map, engraved by Meus in 1660, here re-issued by van der Aa with his name in the title and a French title in the Eastern Hemisphere. On the map California is an island and the mythical island of Frisland is marked. The borders feature female allegorical figures of the Four Elements in the corners and figures of Day and Night in the cusps. SHIRLEY 417.
[Ref: 13769]    £1,200.00 ($1,508 • €1,337 rates)


Anonymous. [A double hemisphere world map with California as an island]
Typus Orbis Terrarum. German? c.1700. Coloured. 175 x 255mm.
A small-format map of the world, showing the 'islands' of California and Korea, an indistinct Cape Horn and a Great Southern Continent. Under the map are representations of the Four Seasons, with a salamander for fire, eagle for air, flowers for earth and a pair of unrealistic dolphins for water.
[Ref: 16640]    £750.00 ($943 • €836 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [Early 18th century double-hemisphere world map]
Mappe-Monde ou Carte Generale de la Terre... Paris, 1705. 230 x 345mm.
Double-hemisphere world map, surrounded by mediallion portraits of famous explorers, including Columbus, Magellan and Drake. It was engraved by Charles Inselin for de Fer's 'Atlas Curieux'. SHIRLEY: 601.
[Ref: 18407]    £650.00 ($817 • €724 rates)


HOOGHE, Romeyn de. [A scarce double-hemisphere world map]
Nouvelle Mappe-Monde, Recemment Mise en Lumiere par Pierre van der Aa. Leiden: Pieter van der Aa, 1710. 260 x 350mm. A very fine example
A double-hemisphere world map with decorative borders, first published in Romeyn de Hooghe's 'Les Indes Orientales et Occidentales et autres lieux', a travel guide to the East and West Indies. The corners feature allegorical scenes representing the four seasons: top left is Spring, with a plough and figures surveying by taking star sightings; top right is Summer, with a harvest and the associated riches; bottom left is Autumn, with a military campaign; and bottom right is Winter, with people walking on a frozen river. In the upper cusp is Ouroboros encircling a book representing the Word of God; in the lower cusp is a shadowy figure (a constellation?) in front of a plinth piled with wealth and symbols of culture. On the map California is an island; Japan is incomplete, as are both Australia and New Zealand.
[Ref: 16965]    £1,750.00 ($2,200 • €1,950 rates)


MORTIER, Pieter. [An early 18th century world map]
Mappe-Monde Dressee Sur les Observations de M.rs de L'Academie Royale de Sciences et quelques autres et sur les memoires des plus recens Par M. de L'Isle. Amsterdam: Pieter Mortier, c.1710. Original colour with some additions. 500 x 640mm.
Double-hemisphere world map, with ornate cartouches for the title and publications in the cusps, four different projections in the corners and a large maritime scene along the bottom. Originally published by Pierre Mortier in 1696, this example was published after de L'Isle issued his first world map in 1700. See Shirley: World 581 for first state.
[Ref: 18945]    £2,750.00 ($3,457 • €3,064 rates)


AA, Pieter van der. [Jacques Cassini's planisphere with superb decoration]
Planisphere Terrestre Suivant les nouvelles Observations des Astronomes Dressé et presenté au Roy tres Chretien par Mr. Cassini le Fils, de l'Academie Royal des Sciences. Leiden: van der Aa, 1713. Coloured, 550 x 665mm. Narrow top margin.
A close copy of Jacques Cassini's extremely rare map published by Nolin in 1696, showing the world on an Azimuthal equidistant projection (i.e. in a single sphere, centred on the North Pole, heavily distorting the Antipodes. This, in turn, was based on Jean-Dominique Cassini's 8-metre map prepared for the French Academy of Sciences in the 1680s, the first map to set standard longitudes for known places based on the observations of the moons of Jupiter. Here the sites where the readings were taken are marked with stars. In the Cassini-Nolin map the corners were left blank; here they have been embellished with designs by Jan Goree, with four large classical figures, including Mercury, cherubs and the signs of the Zodiac. On the map California is an island. See SHIRLEY 579 for Cassini's original.
[Ref: 17611]    £6,500.00 ($8,171 • €7,241 rates)


LA FEUILLE, Daniel de. [18th century miniature double hemisphere world]
Mapemonde Planisphere ou Carte Generale Du Monde. Amsterdam, Jeanne de la Feuille, c.1720. Coloured. 130 x 220mm. In good condition, with folds as issued.
A double-hemisphere world, showing California as an island and the southern landmass of Antarctica is named Terres Antartques. From Atlas portatif, ou, le nouveau theatre de la guerre en Europe
[Ref: 18637]    £220.00 ($277 • €245 rates)


Records: 51 to 60 of 2723
« previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next »