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  ASIA 
 The Holy Land 

QUAD, Matthias. [The first issue of Quad's map of the Holy Land]
Palaestina Quae Et Terra Sancta Vel Terra Promissionis.. Cologne: Johann Bussemacher, 1600, German text edition. 300 x 285mm.
Holy Land, engraved by Johann Bussemacher after Ortelius for Quad's 'Fasciculus Geographicus Complectens', with two inset text boxes in Latin. LAOR: 630.
[Ref: 18350]    £425.00 ($554 • €477 rates)


 Turkey 

DUPUIS, Louis André. [A folding chart with details on the environs of Constantinople]
Carte de la Ville de Constantinople et du Bosphore de Thrace 1785. Carte Réduite des Côtes de la Grece et de L'Archipel. Carte de la Mer Marmora. Plan du Serrail. Paris, 1785. Dissected and laid on linen as issued. 610 x 960mm.
Three charts and a small town plan on one sheet. The largest is a chart of the Bosphorus including a plan of Constantinople with a 55-point key. The other two charts are of Greece and the Aegean, showing the approaches to Constantinople from the west, and the Sea of Mamora, the eastern appraoches. The plan is of the Topkapi Palace, again with a large key. The same year Dupuis published similar charts of the Mediterranean, Baltic, Black Sea and the Danube.
[Ref: 18384]    £1,250.00 ($1,630 • €1,403 rates)


 The Caucasus 

SANTINI, Paolo. [Detailed 18th Century map of the southern Caucasus]
L'Arménie, La Géorgie, et la Daghistan. Venice, Remondini, 1784. Original outline colour. 445 x 570mm.
An unusually detailed map of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, published in Santini's 'Atlas Universel'.
[Ref: 18433]    £385.00 ($502 • €432 rates)


  AUSTRALASIA 
 Pacific and Australasia 

ZATTA, Antonio. [Map of Australia and New Zealand after Cook's First Voyage to the Pacific]
Nuove Scoperte Fatte nel 1765, 67 e 69 nel Mare del Sud. Venice, 1776. Original colour. 320 x 420mm.
Oceania, showing the routes of Carteret and Byron, but most importantly the discoveries made by Captain Cook, 1768-71. These include the first circumnavigation of New Zealand and the mapping of the eastern coast of Australia. The coastline of southern Australia is only guessed at.
[Ref: 18673]    £1,000.00 ($1,304 • €1,122 rates)


 Australia 

CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [A pair of rare 17th Century globe gores showing Australia]
[Two gore sheets from an 47cm diameter terrestrial globe, showing central and eastern Australia, dedicated to William III.] Venice, 1697. Two plates, each (at most) 125 x 335mm. Faint double image.
Two globe gores, designed to be pasted onto a globe 46cm (18") in diameter. The left sheet shows central Australia with a vignette of natives hunting whales with spears; the right sheet show western Carpentaria and Tasmania, with the coast of New South Wales left blank, being unknown to Europeans for another 70 years. A wreath contains a dedication to William III, king of Great Britain, dated 1696. The sheets were published in Coronelli's very scarce 'Libro dei Globi', a collection of gore sheets of globes of different sizes.
[Ref: 17936]    £4,250.00 ($5,542 • €4,769 rates)


STUBBS, George. [The illustration that introduced the Kangaroo to the British public]
No. 20. [An animal found on the coast of New Holland called Kanguroo.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 230 x 270mm. Trimmed to plate at bottom
The first British illustration of a kangaroo, published in Hawkesworth's 'An Account of the Voyages... For making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere', which contained the official account of Captain Cook's visit to Australia and New Zealand on his first circumnavigation. The plate only has a plate number, so the title, as above, comes from the index. However the original illustration was not drawn in Australia but in London, by Britain's foremost animal painter, George Stubbs (1724-1806). It is believed that it was Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), the naturalist on Cook's expedition whose diary entry of 12 July 1770 first noted the 'kanguru', who commissioned Stubbs to paint a kangaroo and a dingo. As no live specimen of the kangaroo had been brought to England, Stubbs worked from a preserved skin, which he inflated to get an idea of its body shape. The paintings were exhibited at the Royal Society in early 1773, but only the kangaroo was engraved for Hawkesworth. In 2013 the Stubbs oils of both the kangaroo and dingo were subject to a temporary export ban, as important works of 'Cultural Interest' in Britain. After a fund-raising campaign the National Maritime Museum purchased the paintings for the nation. See https://www.rmg.co.uk/work-services/news-press/press-release/stubbss-kangaroo-and-dingo-paintings-saved-nation
[Ref: 17107]    £750.00 ($978 • €842 rates)


HODGES, William. [Portrait of a Maori, from Cook's Second Voyage]
Man of New Zealand. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1777. 260 x 215mm. Narrow margins left and bottom.
A portrait of a Maori with tatoos, sketched during Cook's second visit to New Zealand, 1773. Rangituanui (Tuanui), the principal chief of Ngati Hikatoa, is shown with feathers in his hair, albatross feather earrings, moko and a bone toggle fastening his cloak. He was given two sows and two boars by Cook's crew, from which the wild pigs known as 'Captain Cookers' are descended. This plate was engraved by Jean Baptiste Michel after a red chalk drawing by Hodges (now in the National Library of Australia) and published in 'A Voyage towards the South Pole', the offiical account of Cook's Second Voyage. On this expedition (1772-5) he circumnavigated the world as far south as he could, attempting to locate any 'Terra Australis Incognita'.
[Ref: 17112]    £275.00 ($359 • €309 rates)


 New Zealand 

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: 18066]    £400.00 ($522 • €449 rates)


 Oceania 

HAWKESWORTH, John. [Native implements of Tahiti, from Hawkesworth]
No. 10. [The first figure, reckoning from the left hand, is an adze of the larger size; the second and third are different representations of the upper part of it, to shew the manner of tying the stone to the handle; the smaller figures are tattowing instruments, to pierce the skin, of different sizes with and without their handles; the last is the instrument with which they are struck for that purpose.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 230 x 190mm.
Engraved illustration of Tahitian tools, including adzes and tattooing instruments. It was published in '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 circumnavigation. The plate only has a plate number, so the title, as above, comes from the index.
[Ref: 16683]    £60.00 ($78 • €67 rates)


  AFRICA 
 Northern Africa 

QUAD, Matthias. [The first issue of Quad's map of Abyssinia with the Kingdom of Prester John]
Abyssinorum sive Magni Regis Davidis, Quem vulgo Presbyterum Joannem vocant, Imperium. Cologne: Johann Bussemacher, 1600, German text edition. 210 x 290mm.
Central Africa, engraved by Johann Bussemacher after Ortelius for Quad's 'Fasciculus Geographicus Complectens', A text box gives the story of the mythical Christian king, Prester John. LAOR: 630.
[Ref: 18351]    £500.00 ($652 • €561 rates)


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