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  AFRICA 
 Northern Africa 

CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [18th century Italian map of Egypt]
L'Egitto Antico e Moderno. Rome, 1798. Original colour. 495 x 365mm.
Egypt, with the Nile south to Aswan, from the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'.
[Ref: 7543]    £300.00 ($391 • €337 rates)


 Southern Africa 

STANFORD, Edward. [Contemporary map of the theatre of the Second Boer War]
The Crisis in South Africa. Stanford's New Map of the Orange Free State, the Southern Part of the South African Republic, the Northern Frontier of Cape Colony, Natal, Basutoland, and Delagoa Bay in Portuguese East Africa. 1900. London: Edward Stanford Ltd, April 21th, 1900. Chromolithographic map with extra original hand colour. Sheet 670 x 980mm, dissected and laid on linen, folded into cloth covers with publisher's label. Small bookplate on front pastedown.
A map illustrating the Second Boer War (1899-1902), published between the Relief of Ladysmith on 1st of March and the Relief of Mafeking on 18th May. Modern science meant that news could reach London quickly and the map could be updated as events unfolded: we have seen examples of this map dated October 10th 1899, November 8th & November 20th, 1899.
[Ref: 16634]    £400.00 ($522 • €449 rates)


 African Islands 

BERTELOT, Sabin. [A botanist's map of Tenerife]
Carte Phytostatique de L'Ile de Ténériffe levée par S. Berthelot, Paris, 1835. Paris, 1835-50. Lithograph with original hand colour. Printed area 440 x 515mm. Small split in bottom margin of centre fold. Wide margins.
A map dividing Tenerife into six zones affecting the type of plants that could grow in each, published in 'L'Histoire Naturelle des Îles Canaries' (1835-50), written by Frenchman Sabin Berthelot and English botanist Philip Barker-Webb.
[Ref: 18450]    £850.00 ($1,108 • €954 rates)


OWEN, William Fitzwilliam. [An uncommon Spanish sea chart of Madagascar and the Seychelles]
Carta de la costa oriental de la isla San Lorenzo ò Madagascar con las de Borbon Francia y Rodriguez y otras islas, bancos y bajos comprendidos en la partie del Oceano Indio.... Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1843. 890 x 600mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Stains at centrefold.
A scarce Spanish edition of a chart by Royal Navy Captain William Owen surveyed between 1822 and 1826. It shows the eastern coastline of Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion and the Seychelles. Owen carried out extensive hydrographic surveys in South Africa and Canada and ended his career as later vice-admiral.
[Ref: 18237]    £1,250.00 ($1,630 • €1,403 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 

MUNSTER, Sebastian. [A 16th century woodcut map of the British Isles]
Von den Britannischen Insuln. Basle, c.1570, German text edition. Woodcut, Coloured, image size 250 x 170mm.
Despite being a 'modern' map and first published after the Ortelius map of Britain, Scotland still has the eastward slant ususally associated with Ptolemaic maps. Guernsey ('Grenze') is placed in the middle of the English Channel. On verso is a woodcut portrait of James I (1603-1625). See SHIRLEY: British Isles 1477-1650, 122.
[Ref: 18472]    £350.00 ($456 • €393 rates)


BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. [Classic decorative map of the British Isles]
Magnae Brittaniae et Hiberniae Tabula. Amsterdam, c.1650, blank verso. Original colour. 395 x 500mm. Pair of faint creases.
A decorative map of the British Isles, with an inset of the Orkneys, armorials and galleons. The map was first issued in 1630, with vignette borders depicting costumes and towns; however that state only appeared that year after which the borders were cropped from the plate, as per this state. See SHIRLEY: British Isles 1477-1650, 423.
[Ref: 13649]    £950.00 ($1,239 • €1,066 rates)


MOLL, Herman. [Scarce 17th century map of the British Isles]
England, Scotland; & Irelandm With the Iles Thereto Belonging. London: Robert Scott, 1681. 215 x 175mm.
A map of the British Isles and North Sea engraved by Herman Moll for 'A New Geography, with Maps to each Country', part of Sir Jonas Moore's 'A New Systeme of the Mathematicks'. Not listed in Shirley, but Moore's book mentioned in the biography of Moll.
[Ref: 15819]    £380.00 ($496 • €426 rates)


ROCQUE, John. [A fine example of Rocque's county atlas]
The Small British Atlas: being a New Set of Maps of all the Counties of England and Wales: To which is added a General Map... London: Rocque, 1753. 8vo, later brown calf; engraved title (in English & French), folding general map, double-page general map & 52 double-page engraved maps, as called for. Good, early impressions of the maps.
The only county atlas by Rocque, who was better known for his large scale surveys of cities. Most of the maps have no illustrations, but Devon has vignettes of the Eddystone Lighthouse and West Yorkshire has a view of a guillotine in use in Halifax half a century before the French Revolution. The folding general map, titled 'A Parliamentary Map of England', is a sketch-map, marking the outlines of the counties and the positions of the major towns only; however it is made more interesting by the tables, which includes the revenue of both land tax and ship tax from each county.
[Ref: 11749]    £4,000.00 ($5,216 • €4,488 rates)


 England 

WAGHENAER, Lucas Janzoon. [Waghenaer's distinctive sea chart of the Bristol Channel]
Canalis celebris vel navigationis à Bristovio, atque totius situs inter Galliam Belgicam, et Britannicam aacurata deliniatio, eiusdemque terræ verus vultus cun suis miliaribus, ventis ac ascendentibus. Amsterdam, Cornelis Claesz, 1591, Latin text edition. 350 x 520mm. Minor restoration in lower margin.
The first printed sea chart of the Bristol Channel, first published in 1588 and this example coming from a Latin edition of 1591, with the plate number (XIX) added lower left. It shows the south coast from Padstow coast east to Aust, marking Barnstable, Ilfrancombe, Minehead and, of course. Bristol. The Welsh coast shows from Milford Haven and Pembroke east to Chepstow, with Tenby, Swansea, Cardiff and Newport. It was engraved by the renowned engraver Johannes van Doetichum for Waghenaer's sea-atlas, the 'Spieghel der Zeevaerdt'. It has all the decorative details that make the series so attractive: strapwork cartouches for the title and scale, galleons and seamonsters. Koeman (IV, p.469) writes: 'Thanks to the unparalleled skill of the engravers, Baptist and Johannes van Doetichum, the original ms. charts by Waghenaer were transformed into the most beautiful maps of the period.' KOEMAN: IV, p.474, Wag 9B.
[Ref: 18369]    £2,200.00 ($2,869 • €2,468 rates)


WALLIS, Edward. [A Georgian ''goose game'' of England and Wales]
Wallis's Picturesque Round Game of the Produce & Manufactures, of the Counties of England & Wales. London: Edward Wallis, c.1830. Original colour. Aquatint, dissected and laid on linen as issued, 670 x 510mm. Slight soiling.
An educational ''goose game'', in which players race counter-clockwise around England and Wales, starting in the Thames Estuary and ending at London, through 151 places. The counties are delineated, with little vignettes illustrating the main features of the area, both commercial (barrels of beer at Dorchester) and topgraphical (Stonehenge in Wiltshire).
[Ref: 18380]    £1,200.00 ($1,565 • €1,346 rates)


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