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  AUSTRALASIA 
 New Zealand 

HAWKESWORTH, John. [Early illustration of a Maori war canoe in New Zealand]
No 16. [A war canoe of New Zealand, with a view of Gable End Foreland.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 245 x 545mm. Remargined on left, narrow margin on right.
An untitled illustration of a Maori war canoe (the title given here taken from the index of plates). Published in Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...', which contained the official account of Captain Cook's First Voyage.
[Ref: 17387]    £300.00 ($390 • €345 rates)


BONNE, Rigobert. [New Zealand]
Carte De La Nouvelle Zéelande. Paris, c.1778. Coloured. 360 x 240mm.
Chart based on Cook's survey, with four insets, including Cook's Strait and the Thames River.
[Ref: 17624]    £875.00 ($1,138 • €1,006 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of New Zealand with decorative vignettes]
New Zealand. London: John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Steel engraving, printed area 350 x 260mm.
Original map of New Zealand drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, with a highly decorative border in imitation of Maori carving with a 'Hei-tiki' at the bottom. The attractive vignettes are views of Auckland, Wellington and Mt. Egmont, and illustrations of a medallion and a Maori's tattooed face.
[Ref: 17067]    £450.00 ($585 • €518 rates)


SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE. [19th century English map of New Zealand]
The Islands of New Zealand. London: S.D.U.K., 1865. Original outline colour. 410 x 340mm.
Detailed map of New Zealand, marking its geographical features. Settlements are coloured in red.
[Ref: 16699]    £250.00 ($325 • €288 rates)


  AFRICA 

MUNSTER, Sebastian. [Early woodblock map of Africa]
Africa, Libya, Morenland mit allen Künigreichen... Basle, c.1578, German text edition. Coloured woodcut, printed area 270 x 340mm.
Munster's famous map of Africa, with a one-eyed giant seated over Nigeria, representing the mythical tribe of the 'Monoculi', and an elephant filling southern Africa. Also marked are several kingdoms, including that of Prester John, and 'Meroë', the mythical tombs of the Nubian Kings. The large text box contains a guide for sailing from Cadiz to Calecut in India. NORWICH: 2.; BETZ: Map 3, variant 15.
[Ref: 17676]    £1,250.00 ($1,625 • €1,438 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 

CAMOCIO, Giovanni Francesco. [Scarce 16th century Venetian map of Britain after George Lily]
Ingilterra et Scotia. Venice: Ferrando and/or Donato Bertelli, c.1575. 220 x 180mm. Trimmed within plate but outside the printed border.
England, Wales and Scotland: the coastline is derived from Lily, but differences in the names suggest a secondary source. It was published in Bertelli's editions of Camocio's 'Isole famose, porti fortezze e terre marittime sottoposte alla Ser.ma Sig.ria di Venezia', despite this book being a description of the places claimed as subject to the Republic of Venice. SHIRLEY: 105 (90 for first state).
[Ref: 17525]    £1,500.00 ($1,950 • €1,725 rates)


 English Counties 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early bird's eye view of Canterbury]
Cantuarbury. Cantuaria urbs Angliae celebris; Archiepiscopati sede commendata. Cologne, 1588-, German text edition. Fine original colour. 290 x 430mm. A couple of repaired tears at the bottom left and bottom margin, glue residue on verso of centerfold, overall a good example.
A fine 'map-view' of Canterbury with the major buildings shown in profile, with no consideration for perspective. Published in Volume IV of the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed town plans. KOEMAN: B&H 4.
[Ref: 17298]    £950.00 ($1,235 • €1,093 rates)


  LONDON 
 London Maps 

MUNSTER, Sebastian. [Early woodblock plan of London]
Londinum Feracis: Ang. Met. Basle, 1628, German edition. Coloured. Woodcut map, printed area 245 x 360mm.
An early map of London derived from the Braun & Hogenberg map, surveyed c.1560, so one of the earliest depictions of the city. HOWGEGO: 6, first issued 1598.
[Ref: 17693]    £1,100.00 ($1,430 • €1,265 rates)


KNYFF, Leonard. [An early plan of St James's Park]
Le Palais et Park de St James. St James Palace and Park. London, 1707. Coloured. 350 x 485mm.
A plan of St James's Park as laid out by André Mollet, gardener-in-chief of the park for Charles II after the Restoration in 1660. It shows the park before the canal was widened to make to look more natural and the east end was filled to build Horse Guards Parade. In the west Buckingham House has yet to be built (1703). This plate was engraved by John Kip after the transcription of Leonard Knyff (1650-1722), a Dutch landscape painter. The view was published in ''Britannia Illustrata: Or Views of Several of the Queens Palaces, as Also of the Principal seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain, Curiously Engraven on 80 Copper Plates'', published the year that Queen Anne signed the Act of Union that created Great Britain.
[Ref: 17166]    £450.00 ($585 • €518 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Plan of Elizabethan London]
A Plan of London Westm.r and Southwark w.th ye Riv.r Thames, as they were Surveyd and publish't by Authority toward ye latter end of ye Raign of Queen Elizabeth; or about ye year of our Lord 1600. which being compared w.th ye new map of London ~ The prodigious increase of Building and other alteration of ye names and situation of Street &c in the last Centry will plainly appear. London, Hatton, 1708. Coloured. 330 x 475mm. Top cenetrfold tears repaired. Backed with archivist's paper.
The fourth and final state of the earliest printed map of London to survive, the only English edition. Originally published in 1572 for the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed town plans, the title had been 'Londinum Feracissimi Angliae Regni Metropolis', in a title cartouche top centre. When Jansson re-issued the plate in 1657 he had a new title 'Londinium Vulgo London' engraved in a new cartouche over the four figures in Elizabethan dress bottom centre. The old cartouche has been erased but no new information has been added in its place, so the roads just end in empty fields. The title estimates the date of the survey to be c.1600, but the likely date would be half-a-century earlier: in the centre of London is the old St. Paul's Cathedral, showing its spire, which was was hit by lighting and destroyed in 1561, and was not replaced before the Great Fire of London destroyed the building in 1666.
[Ref: 17647]    £2,300.00 ($2,990 • €2,645 rates)


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