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  EUROPE 
 Spain 

FADEN, William. [Miniature map of Ancient Spain]
Hispania Vetus London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm.
Map showing Ancient Spain engraved by T. Foot for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. William Faden was geographer to George III.
[Ref: 16396]    £50.00 ($67 • €57 rates)


LUFFMAN, John. [Early 19th Century plan of the Gulf of Roses]
Bay of Roses. Engrav'd for Luffman's Select Plans. The Bay of Roses, a most convenient harbour of Catalonia in Spain, The Town, the ancient Rhoda, is very strong. London: Luffman, 1801. 170 x 135mm.
Chart of the Gulf of Roses, published in Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World'. It was captured by the French four times between 1645-1808, the last time the Spanish were aided by Thomas Cochrane (much of the inspiration for C. S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower), who defended Fort Trinidad ('The Castle' on this map) for a number of weeks before the city fell, forcing him to leave.
[Ref: 13177]    £80.00 ($108 • €91 rates)


DODD, Robert. [Original broadsheet plan of the Battle of Trafalgar]
Plan of the Attack by Lord Nelson, on the Combined Fleet, October 21st 1805. London: Robert Dodd, 1805. Coloured aquatint, 265 x 365mm, with letterpress text underneath, sheet size 660 x 440mm. Some wear, with loss of text, laid down.
A broadsheet antique print, showing the plan of the first moments of the Battle of Trafalgar (21 October 1805), the British fleet under Admiral Lord Nelson, splitting into two columns to break the crescent formation of the Franco-Spanish fleet. Robert Dodd (1748-1815), one of the leading marine painters of the day, published this broadsheet less than a month after the battle. Although the British fleet is shown will full rigging, the ships of the Combined Fleet are almost diagrammatic: immediately under the plate is a note from the artist explaining that for clarity's sake "the artist has judged it best (to avoid confusion that the smallness of scale would occasion), to dispense with exhibiting their Sails and Rigging, which if introduced, would in this View, have prevented their different Flags from being seen". The rest of the sheet is given over to letters written by Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, Nelson's second-in-command, to the Admiralty describing the battle and the loss of Nelson, and tables listing the ships of each fleet. National Maritime Museum: PAF4741.
[Ref: 12486]    £2,500.00 ($3,363 • €2,840 rates)


WEIMAR GEOGRAPHISCHES INSTITUT. [Bay of Cadiz]
Plan Der Bay Von Cadiz. Weimar, 1806. 200 x 205mm.
Plan of the Bay of Cadiz with a location key below.
[Ref: 17627]    £150.00 ($202 • €170 rates)


 Portugal 

TASSIN, Christophe. [A 17th century miniature map of Portugal]
Reyno de Portugal. Paris, c.1633. 105 x 150mm. Good impression, wide margins.
A miniature map of Portugal, oriented with north to the right, published in Tassin's 'Cartes génerales de toutes les provinces de France et d'Espagne', first published 1633 by different Parisian publishers simultaneously. PASTEREAU: Tassin III.
[Ref: 14932]    £140.00 ($188 • €159 rates)


BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. [Classic 17th Century map of Portugal]
Portugallia et Algarbia quae olim Lusitania. Amsterdam, 1640, Latin text edition. Original colour. 390 x 500mm.
A decorative map of Portugal and the Algarve. KOEMAN: Bl 22.
[Ref: 12243]    £450.00 ($605 • €511 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [A pirated edition of the Ortelius Epitome map of Portugal]
Portugalliae que olim Lusitania... Venice, c.1655. Coloured. 80 x 105mm.
A miniature map of Portugal. A second title appears outside the neatline. The map was published in 'Il theatro del mondo', an Italian pirate edition of the Ortelius 'Epitome' miniature atlas. First published in 1598, the publication was revived in 1655, forty years after the last edition of the Dutch original. KOEMAN: Ort 70.
[Ref: 14722]    £100.00 ($135 • €114 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [Portugal]
Portugallia et Algarbia quæ olim Lusitania. Auctore Vernando Alvero Secco. Amsterdam: Heirs of Jan Jansson, 1666, Latin text. Original colour. 385 x 500mm.
A fine map, orientated with north to the right, published in the 'Atlas Contractus', a two-volume atlas, published two years after Jansson's death by his son-in-law, Jan Jansson van Waesbergen. It is decorated with ornate cartouches for the title & scale, two armorials, compass roses, a figure of Neptune & galleons in the sea. KOEMAN: Me 184 & 185.
[Ref: 8202]    £400.00 ($538 • €454 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [Portugal]
Royaume de Portugal. Paris, c.1680. Coloured. 100 x 125mm.
Miniature map, published in Du Val's 'Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 8134]    £100.00 ($135 • €114 rates)


FRESCHOT, Casimir Don. [An extremely rare miniature map of Portugal]
(121) Portogallo in Spagna. ha il suo Re particolare . popoli di Religione Catholica. Longhezza 500 miglia. Venice: Giovanni Pare', c. 1680. Sheet 50 x 52mm. Trimmed from a large broadsheet.
Don Casimir Freschot, a Benedictine Priest and author of about 50 books on history and Venice, composed a 'goose game', 'Geografia ridotta a giuoco per istruttione della giovane nobiltà veneziana', to facilitate "the teaching of geography to the young Venetian nobility", of which this map was a section. Engraved by Anton Francesco Lucini, this was probably the earliest geographical game to be published. The 'board' comprised 153 squares containing small maps, arranged in a spiral, with a plan of Venice at the centre. Above the game were four larger maps of the continents, the rules, including the prizes and forfeits for landing on squares, and a dedication. There is only one known complete example, in the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice. Even incomplete examples are extremely rare. "Charta Geographica" magazine, vol.1, page 76; plus insert with facsimile broadsheet.
[Ref: 11159]    £400.00 ($538 • €454 rates)


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