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  EUROPE 
 Spain & Portugal 

DUFOUR, Auguste-Henri. [A scarce two-sheet map of Iberia with vignettes of the cities]
Carte Adminisrative, Physique et Routière de L'Espagne et du Portugal, Indiquant les Canaux, les Rivieres navioables, les Routes de Poste et les nouvelles divisions des Provinces &c. Paris: Bulla et Jouy, 1853. Original colour. Steel engraving on two sheets, each 960 x 670mm, total if joined 960 x 1340mm.
A highly decorative wall map of Spain and Portugal, surrounded by an elaborate border containing 32 vignette city views and four armorials.
[Ref: 17546]    £2,200.00 ($2,838 • €2,416 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 ($12,900 • €10,980 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. Ooriginal 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 ($1,613 • €1,373 rates)


ROUSSEL, Capt. [Large & decorative plan of Paris]
Paris, ses Fauxbourgs et ses Environs... Paris, Ch.Chardon, c.1860. Heliogravure, coloured, two sheets conjoined, total 820 x 1070mm.
A half-sized reduction of a superbly detailed plan of Paris and its immediate surroundings, made using one of the first photo-engraving techniques. The original, published in 1730, was copied by John Rocque for an English edition.
[Ref: 9142]    £950.00 ($1,226 • €1,043 rates)


 Germany 

DE LA ROCHETTE, Louis Stanislas d'Arcy. [Wall Map of Germany]
Map of the Empire of Germany, Including all the States Comprehended Under that Name with the Kingdom of Prussia, &c. London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Original colour. Four sheets conjoined, total 1040 x 1240mm.
A very detailed map of Germany, with Switzerland and Austria, engraved by Thomas Kitchin, with a fine title cartouche.
[Ref: 7656]    £500.00 ($645 • €549 rates)


 Switzerland 

KELLER, Heinrich. [An eight-sheet wall map of Switzerland]
Sechste Wandkarte der Schweiz in 8 Blättern, nach der eidgenössischen topographischen Karte. Sixieme Carte Murale de la Suizze en 8 feuilles, réduite de la carte topographicque du général Dufour. Zurich: Heinrich Keller, c.1860. Lithograph with original colour. 8 sheets conjoined, dissected and laid on linen, as issued, total 1170 x 1770mm, brass hanging rings with cord, original board covers. Map in very fine condition, slight wear to covers.
A huge wall map of Switzerland, with the title and key in German, French and Italian, with hatchuring used to mark the mountains. The key lists icons for cities, castles, chateaux, monasteries, baths, mines, roads, canals, rainroads, waterfalls, glaciers and caves.
[Ref: 14774]    £1,500.00 ($1,935 • €1,647 rates)


 Russia 

CAMOCIO, Giovanni Francesco. [Russia, from a very rare Italian wall map of Europe]
[Moscovia.] Venice, c. 1595. Four sheets conjoined, total 680 x 630mm. Remargined, some restoration.
The four top-right sheets from an extremely rare and finely rendered 12 sheet wall map of Europe, known only from a few example. Top left is Lapland, with the end of the Gulf of Finland, with the site of St Petersburg, a century before its founding and Archangel; top right should be Novaya Zemlya, but it is missing; bottom right is the course of the Volga, the Sea of Azov and the north coast of the Black Sea, with Tartar tents marked; bottom left is the Crimea, the mouth of the Danube, with Moscow, Kiev, Vilnius and Riga marked. The map originally appeared in Camocio's atlas, the "Quattro Parte Del Mondo" which consisted of four wall maps of Asia, Africa, Europe, America and a small world map, copies of which are known to exist in the Museo Correr, Venice, Yale University Library and the James Ford Bell Library, Minnesota. Camocio was one of the principal mapmakers of the "Lafreri" school, whose output signalled the transition between the maps of Ptolemy and the maps of Mercator and Ortelius, as such he is one of the founders of mapmaking as we know it today. It is a testament to the skills of the Venetian school of mapmakers, in its virtuoso execution and use of up-to-date geographical knowlege.
[Ref: 10887]    £14,000.00 ($18,060 • €15,372 rates)


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