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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

ZATTA, Antonio. [18th century map of the World on Mercator's Projection]
Il Mappamondo o sia Descrizione Generale del Globo Ridotto in Quadro. Venice, 1774. Original outline colour. 295 x 430mm.
The world on Mercator's Projection. Dated 1774, although it has the route of Cook's 1769-70 circumnavigation marked, New Zealand has not been updated other than being divided in two. Bougainville's route is shown. Greenland is shown connected to North America, and Alaska is oversized.
[Ref: 18996]    £400.00 ($503 • €446 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [18th century world map showing Cook's first voyage]
Il Mappamondo o sia Descrizione Generale del Globo. Venice, 1774. Original outline colour. 285 x 390mm.
Double-hemisphere world, engraved by Zuliani after Novelli, with lettering by Barat. The four corners are filled with allegorical women representing the continents, each escorted by a large animal. Captain Cook circumnavigated New Zealand 1769-70: the map marks his route around the world, yet the only alteration made to the pre-Cook outline of New Zealand is that it has been split into two.
[Ref: 19033]    £1,000.00 ($1,257 • €1,114 rates)


BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [Double-hemisphere world map with extra engraved border]
Mappe-Monde Dressée pour l'étude de la Geographie... Paris, Desnos, 1778. Coloured. 390 x 550mm.
Very decorative double-hemisphere world map, with a decorative title cartouche. On either side is engraved descriptive text in French, and around that is a separately-printed frame-like border. Points of interest include: the uncertain coastlines of New Zealand and eastern Australia despite Cook's mapping fifteen years before; the 'Mer de l'Ouest' in North America; and the Island of Yeso above Japan.
[Ref: 14852]    £700.00 ($880 • €780 rates)


BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [Brion's magnificent large-format map of the world]
Mappemonde où sont marquées les Nouvelles Découvertes. Paris: Esnauts & Rapilly, 1783. Coloured. 530 x 765mm.
A highly-decorative double-hemisphere map of the world, showing the routes of Captain Cook around the world. In the corners are female allegorical figures of the continents; the upper cusp has Helios in the chariot of the Sun and the lower cusp has the title in a cartouche of fruit and flowers.
[Ref: 15691]    £4,250.00 ($5,342 • €4,735 rates)


SANTINI, François. [Unusual double-hemisphere world map centred on Paris]
Nouvelle Mappe Monde dediee au progres de nos connoissances. Venice, M. Remondini, 1784. Coloured, with gold highlights. 490 x 680mm. One small repaired tear.
Double-hemisphere world map, but taken from an unusual angle. Paris is at the centre of the right sphere, so that Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and most of South America appear together: the left sphere contains Patagonia, Australia and the East Indian Islands. Thus Santini could name the two halves 'Hemisphere Maritime' and 'Hemisphere Terrestre'. Australia and New Zealand are only shown partially (despite Cook a decade before); the erroneous 'Mer de L'Ouest' appears in northwest America, with a large 'I. Nouvelle' just south of the Bering Straits; and Jesso is part of mainland Asia.
[Ref: 9373]    £1,800.00 ($2,263 • €2,005 rates)


MARSHALL, Richard. [A very scarce two-sheet double-hemisphere world map]
A Curious Map of the World Corrected from the Observations Communicated to ye R.l Society of London & the Roy.l Accademy at Paris. Likewise from the late Voyage round ye World, Performed by the Hon.ble Comodore Byron Capt.n Cook etc... London: John, James & Eleanor Marshall, 1785. Original outline colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 610 x 1030mm.
A large map of the world with each sphere rimmed with scientific facts and theories and astronomical diagrams in further spheres in the corners and cusps. The map itself is extraordinary for showing both Hawaii and the Bering Strait, resulting from Captain Cook's Third Voyage (1776-9), yet still having California as an island! The map was originally issued c.1770 by Richard Marshall, a printer famed for publishing Christopher Saxton's two-hundred-year-old county maps in partnership with Cluer Dicey. This example is dated two years after Richard's death, when his widow Eleanor and two sons, James and John, ran the business. See ARMITAGE: World at their Fingertips, Map 19, for the first state.
[Ref: 18221]    £7,500.00 ($9,428 • €8,355 rates)


BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [Pair of maps of the Western & Eastern Hemispheres]
Hémisphère Occidental. [&] Hémisphère Oriental. Desnos, Paris, 1786. Original colour. Each 235 x 265mm within extra border containing letterpress.
A pair of maps from the 'Géographie Moderne, Historique et Politique, showing the Western & Eastern hemispheres. Despite the date the maps show the pre-Cook outlines of Australia, New Zealand and Alaska.
[Ref: 14218]    £200.00 ($251 • €223 rates)


BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [18th Century double-hemisphere world map]
Mappe-Monde Dressée pour l'étude de la Geographie... Paris, Desnos, 1786. Original colour. 280 x 315mm.
Double-hemisphere world map, with a decorative title cartouche & separately-printed frame-like border. Points of interest include: the uncertain coastlines of New Zealand and eastern Australia despite Cook's mapping fifteen years before; the 'Mer de l'Ouest' in North America; and the Island of Yeso above Japan.
[Ref: 17559]    £400.00 ($503 • €446 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [An Italian world map showing Cook's voyages]
Mappa Mondo O Descrizione Generale Del Globo Terraqueo Con I Viaggi E Nuove Scoperte Del Cap. Cook. Rome, 1788. Old colour. 350 x 475mm. A very fine example printed on heavy paper.
A double-hemisphere world map showing all three of Cook's voyages, with allegorical figures of the continents in the borders. Despite Cook's failure to find a North West Passage from the Pacific, Cassini has included one!
[Ref: 15507]    £1,800.00 ($2,263 • €2,005 rates)


THOMPSON, George. [Georgian two-sheet double-hemisphere map of the World]
A New Map of the World with all the New Discoveries, By Cap:t Cook & other Navigators Including the Trade Winds, Monsoons and Variations of the Compass, Illustrated with a Coelestial Planisphere, the Various Systems of Ptolomy, Copernicus & Tycho Bray, Together with the Appearences of the Planets &c. London: G. Thompson, 1798. Original colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 630 x 950mm.
A double-hemisphere map of the world at the end of the 18th century, surrounded by insets of polar and other projections, celestial spheres in the cusps and other astronomical diagrams. George Thompson (1758-1826) was a very successful London publisher, despite most of his output being derivative; he left an estate worth £70,000 although this was much reduced by the legal wrangles over the will that lasted until at least 1834. ARMITAGE: The World at Their Fingertips, Map 23.
[Ref: 13897]    £5,500.00 ($6,914 • €6,127 rates)


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