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  EUROPE 

Anonymous. [An anti-Maquis poster from 1944]
Les Pays Changent - Hommes et Méthodes Sont les Mêmes. Katyn, Vinnitza, H.te Savoie... Le Stalinisme ferait de l'Europe un Charnier! Savoy?, 1944. Colour offset lithograph. Sheet 805 x 1195mm. Minor repairs to folds.
A propaganda poster with a map of Europe filled with a montage of photographs of dead bodies, with arrow highlighting three examples. The title reads 'Countries change - Men and methods stay the same... Stalinism will make Europe a charnel house'. Published either by the Vichy French or the Germans occupiers of Haute-Savoie, it seeks to associate the uprising of the 'Maquis des Glières', the local French Resistance, in 1943-4 with two of the most notorious massacres perpetrated by Stalinist Russia: Katyn in Poland (22,000 army officers, police and intelligensia, 1940); and Vinnytsia in the Ukraine (10,000, most shot, during the Great Purge, 1937-38). By labelling the Maquis as communists and linking their guerrilla tactics (which killed French police and collaborators as well as Germans) with Soviet atrocities, the authors of this poster hoped to undermine their support among the local population.
[Ref: 18452]    £950.00 ($1,254 • €1,087 rates)


 Belgium 

JAILLOT, Alexis-Hubert. [Brabant on Four Sheets]
Le Duché de Brabant... Amsterdam, Pieter Mortier, c.1705. Original colour. Four sheets joined in pairs, each pair 500 x 800mm.
A large and decorative map from Mortier's issue of Jaillot's 'Atlas Nouveau', with fine baroque title and scale cartouches. KOEMAN: Mor 1.
[Ref: 7648]    £850.00 ($1,122 • €972 rates)


KITCHIN, Thomas. [A wall map of the British Flanders Campaign of the French Revolutionary War]
A New Map of the Netherlands or Low Countries, with the South Part of the Provinces of Holland, Utrecht, & Gelders, and the whole of Zeeland. London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Original full body colour. Four sheets, dissected and laid on linen as issued. Total 980 x 1210mm. A few signs of use.
A folding map of the Austrian Netherlands, published during the Flanders Campaign of the French Revolutionary War. The large vignette above the title shows the Siege of Valenciennes in 1793, in which the British and Austrians under Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, took the city from the Republicans. Frederick, shown here on horseback, waving his hat, was welcomed by the French population, who tore down the Republican Tricolour and proclaimed him King of France. Unfortunately this was one of the few successes of the campaign: the following year the Coalition was forced to retreat, reaching Bremen in Hanover in the Spring of 1795, leaving the Dutch Republic in the hands of France. This is an unusual presentation of this map: normally it is found in Laurie & Whittle atlases with basic outline colour, so this example seems to have been published in the short period of Allied success, possibly for a serving officer.
[Ref: 15434]    £1,250.00 ($1,650 • €1,430 rates)


 Poland 

SOTZMAN, Daniel Friedrich. [A very scarce folding map of Poland at the Second Partition]
Karte von Polen und den angränzenden Provinzen in XVI Blättern nach des H.O.C. Büsching Erdbeschreibung und den besten Hülfsmitteln entworfen von D.F. Sotzman G. Secret, beym Ob. Kr. Coll. u. Geogr der Königl Acad d. Wissenschaften zu Berlin. [with] Polen Litauen und Kurland im Jahr 1796. Berlin: Verlag der K.P.A. Kunst u.Buchhandlung, 1793. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, total 985 x 1200mm, folded into a contemporary marbled slipcase with morocco gilt label and matching marbled chemise; also containing a second folding map, original colour, 455 x 510mm Second map with old ink mss. edits.
A detailed map published in the Prussian capital of Berlin immediately after the Second Partition of Poland, in which the Prussians and Russians helped themselves to more Polish territory. It shows the pre- and post-partition borders. The elaborate title vignette was drawn by H.J. Bruningh and is also dated 1793. The second, smaller map shows how the Prussian, Russians and Austrians carved up the remainder of Poland in the Third Partition, 1795. The map has paper patches over the title and date ('itauen' and '96'); all the other examples we could trace have the same details engraved on, suggesting this is an early state, soon changed. It is impossible to see the original engraving under the patches. As Sotzman (1754-1840) was a self-taught engraver it is probable that he engraved this map himself. He became Geographer to the Prussian Academy of Sciences in 1786 and Prussian Minister for War in 1804. NIEWODNICZANSKIEGO: Imago Polaniae, K125.
[Ref: 18079]    £3,950.00 ($5,214 • €4,519 rates)


 Balkans 

FER, Nicolas de. [Rare map of the Danube on three sheets]
Le Cours du Danube Depuis et des Riviéres qui s'y Déchargent ou se trouvent les Froniéres des Empires d'Allemagne et de Turquie... Paris, 1688. Coloured. Map on three sheets conjoined, total 660 x 1320mm. Minor restoration.
A monumental map of the course of the Danube, decorated with a title cartouche featuring medallion portraits of the rulers of the countries. Around the sides are prospect of towns in the region. This separate-issue map was published during the war between the Royal Roman Empire and the Ottomans, in which the Danuube was a major frontier.
[Ref: 12016]    £6,000.00 ($7,920 • €6,864 rates)


 Italy 

ANVILLE, Jean Baptiste B. D'. [A two-sheet 18th Century wall map of Italy]
L'Italie Publiée sous les Auspices de Monseigneur le Duc D'Orleans Premier Prince du Sang. Paris, 1743. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 830 x 690mm.
A large and impressive map of Italy, with the title on a banner drawn by Coypel and engraved by Aveline.
[Ref: 12297]    £750.00 ($990 • €858 rates)


 Northern Italy 

CERRUTI, Agostino. [A two-sheet old map of the Po River]
Cursus Fluminis Padi vel Po per Longobardiam a fonte usque ad Ostia... Nuremberg, Homann Heirs, 1735. Original colour with additions. Two sheets conjoined, total 520 x 1155mm. Narrow margins top and bottom as issued
Two-sheet map of the course of the River Po across northern Italy from its source in the mountains above Turin to the Gulf of Venice, based on Cerruti's six-sheet map, as published by De Rossi in Rome, 1703.
[Ref: 12221]    £1,300.00 ($1,716 • €1,487 rates)


BORGONIO, Giovanni Tommaso. [An important wall map of the Kingdom of Sardinia]
Carta Corografica degli Stati di S.M. il re di Sardegna data in luce dall'Ingegnere Borgonio nel 1683 corretta ed accresciuta nell'anno 1772. Jacobus Stagnonus incidit Taurini 1772. Paris: Jean Goujon, c.1801. 25 sheets, dissected and laid on linen in four sections, as issued, total area 2030 x 1520mm. With the original calf gilt box, worn. Ink stamp of the "Dépôt de la Guerre" on each section.
Giovanni Tommaso Borgonio's monumental 25-sheet map of the Kingdom of Sardinia, as corrected by Jacobo Stagnon in 1772. This example was issued by Jean Goujon for the 'Dépôt de la Guerre', the official cartographers of the French army, probably for the Italian campaigns of the French Revolutionary Wars. Extending west to east from the French border to Piacenza, and from the Swiss Alps ( Lake Geneva) to Nice Genoa and La Spezia . The Alps / mountains shown with hachuring illustrating heights. The title is is a tromp l'oeil scroll, with other decorations including a large compass rose and sea battles in the Ligurian Sea. The important towns have their defensive walls shown and armorials denote the old regions.
[Ref: 11494]    £8,500.00 ($11,220 • €9,724 rates)


 Spain 

LEONARDO, Juan Francisco. [Scarce four-sheet map of the Community of Madrid]
Toletum, Hispanici Orbis Urbs... Madrid, 1687. Four sheets conjoined, total 790 x 1080mm.
Detailed map of the environs of Madrid, with sixteen inset vignette views: Madrid; Talavera; Alcaraz; Huescar; Orán; Ventosilla: sitio de Recreation de la Dignidad; El Alcazar; Toledo; Alcala; Ciudad Real; Cazorla; Puente del Arzobispo; Guadalajara; La Santa Iglesia; Puente de Alcántara.
[Ref: 11652]    £10,000.00 ($13,200 • €11,440 rates)


 France 

CHAUMIER & MAUBORGNE. [Wall map of the French Empire at its height]
Tableau général et itinéraire de l'Empire Français, divisé en 130 départemens, Avec les Préfectures, Archévêchés, Evechés, Chef-Lieux Militaires et des Cohortes de la Legion d'Honneur, des Senatories et Préfectures Maritimes, et à la distance de Paris aux Préfectures, marquée en lieues de poste, où se trouvent Partie de l'Angleterre, Partie de l'Allemagne, la Suisse, Partie de l'Italie et L'Isle de Corse; Rédigée par Chaumier en l'an VII ; corrigée et augmentée en 1813. Paris: Bassett, 1813. Original colour. Nine sheets conjoined, dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 1280 x 1470mm. Paper lightly toned.
A large and impressive map of Napoleonic France at its height, encompassing the Netherlands and parts of Germany, Switzerland and Italy. A large table lists the populations of each of the departements. First published in 1811 this example has been updated to 1813. The following year Napoleon was forced to abdicate and went into exile on Elba. In 1817 the map was reissued as the 'Royaume de France'.
[Ref: 17401]    £1,250.00 ($1,650 • €1,430 rates)


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