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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

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 ($259 • €233 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 ($517 • €467 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 ($2,327 • €2,101 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 ($7,112 • €6,419 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [The World as known to the Ancients]
Mappa Mondo Antico Diviso Nell'Uno e bell'Altro Continente scondo la mente di Guglielmo Sanson. Rome, 1801. 360 x 510mm.
A double-hemisphere map showing the contemporary outline of the world but with references from ancient history and myth. Neither Australia nor New New Zealand are named, Sri Lanka is marked Taprobana and America 'Atlante' or Atlantis. Published in the rare 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', it is decorated wth allegorical figures of the four continents in the corners.
[Ref: 13936]    £1,200.00 ($1,552 • €1,400 rates)


BOWLES, Carington. [A striking wall map of the world at the end of the 18th century]
Bowles's New Four-Sheet Map of the World on Mercator's Projection Exhibiting the Several Quarters of the Globe divided into their respective Empires, Kingdoms, States, &c. agreeable to the latest Treaties and Political Regulations now existing; Together with All the New Discoveries and most interesting Tracks of those eminent Circumnavigators Cook, Byron, Bougainville &c. &c. London: Bowles & Carver, c.1802. Original wash colour lightly refreshed. Four sheets conjoined, total 1020 x 1180mm.
A large and rare chart of the world, decorated with a title cartouche featuring a naval officer examining a chart and a midshipman using a sextant, and four compass roses. In the bottom corners are two text panels giving instructions on how to measure distances correctly on the map. The map was originally drawn up by Carington Bowles but does not seem to have been published before his death in 1793. This example, published by his son Henry Carington Bowles and Samuel Carver, has been updated with Vancouver's discoveries in Canada and the Bass Strait in Australia.
[Ref: 19191]    £18,000.00 ($23,274 • €21,006 rates)


LAPIE, Pierre. [A decorative early 19th century world map]
Mappe-Mondes sur Diverses Projections. Paris, c. 1812. Coloured. 360 x 540mm.
A double hemisphere world map, centred on Sumatra, with five smaller projections in the corners and lower cusp. In the upper cusp is the title, on a banner held aloft by allegorical figures of the continents, with Venus on her scallop shell in the foreground surrounded by mermaids. From Conrad Malte-Brun's 'Précis de la Géographie Universelle', prepared by Giraldon and engraved by Chamouin.
[Ref: 14221]    £320.00 ($414 • €373 rates)


CAMPE, Friedrich. [A rare map game with the peoples of the World]
Die Nationen des Erde. Ein belehrendes Spiel für Iugend. Nuremberg: Campe, 1817. Original colour. 290 x 360mm. Laid on archival paper.
''An instructive game for youth'', made up of a double-hemisphere world map with sixty figures representing the different peoples of the world, indexed underneath, with the rules of the game.
[Ref: 19201]    £700.00 ($905 • €817 rates)


LEGRAND, Augustin. [Early 19th century map of the World on Mercator's projection]
Planisphere suivant la projection de Mercator, elemens de geographie moderne a l'usage des colleges et maisons d'education / rediges suivant la methodes de M.M. Mentelle et l'Abbe Gautier et en accord avec les traites, Cours et Lecons adoptes pour l'instruction publique ou particuliere, par Augustin Legrand Paris, 1830. Original outline colour.400 x 520mm.
An elegant French map of the world on Mercator's Projection but centred on the Pacific, decorated with vignettes of figures representing each continent. An engraved educational text relates to the physical geography of the globe.
[Ref: 17980]    £450.00 ($582 • €525 rates)


MONIN, Charles V. [A French double-hemishpere world map]
Mappemonde en deux hemispheres. Paris: Hocquart,, c.1839. Original colour. 280 x 500mm.
A decorative double-hemisphere world map, with a comparative diagram of mountain heights in the lower centre and tables of mountain heights. The map includes continental boundaries which are outlined in colour.
[Ref: 16528]    £300.00 ($388 • €350 rates)


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