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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

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 ($1,496 • €1,332 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 ($22,446 • €19,980 rates)


FRANCESCHINI, F [World on Mercator's projection]
Mappamondo in proiezione di Mercator. Italian, c.1810. Original colour. 335 x 485mm. Binding folds flattened.
World map on Mercator's Projection, but with the Pacific Ocean in the centre of the map. South east Australia is marked 'T.a Napoleone'.
[Ref: 19505]    £150.00 ($187 • €167 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 ($399 • €355 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]    £850.00 ($1,060 • €944 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 ($561 • €500 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 ($374 • €333 rates)


HATFIELD, William. [The smallest world map we've ever had!]
The Globe in Miniature on a Horizonal Projection (containing upwards of 1000 Letters) Engraved within the Space of a Sixpence by W. Hatfield. London: J.W. Wood, 1846. Engraved map on porcelain card, sheet 60 x 90mm. Edges toned, some slight surface creasing.
A miniature world map probably engraved as a business card for Hatfield himself. It is his first recorded work; by 1851 he was working for the Ordnance Survey in Southampton.
[Ref: 17299]    £350.00 ($436 • €389 rates)


LEVASSEUR, Victor. [Very decorative map of the world]
Planisphère. Paris: Pelissier, c.1845. Outline colour. 310 x 410mm. A very fine example.
A fine map within highly decorative engraved borders, with medallion allegories of the Four Seasons and vignettes of gods, goddesses, mythical figures, astrological symbols and animals. It was published in one of the last decorative atlases, the 'Atlas Universel Illustré'.
[Ref: 15146]    £475.00 ($592 • €527 rates)


SWANSTON, G.H. [Victorian double hemisphere map of the world]
The World in hemispheres with Comparative Views of the Heights of the Principal Mountains and Basins of the principal Rivers on the Globe. Edinburgh: A. Fullarton, c.1850. Original colour. Lithograph, 430 x 540mm.
Double-hemisphere world map, surrounded by insets illustrating the basins of the Amazon and Tocantins; La Plata; Great Lakes and St Lawrence; Rhine, Danube and Dnieper; Volga and Ural; Indus; and Ganges and Irawady; Mississippi and Missouri; Yenesei. The comparative heights of the mountain ranges are banded to denote the vegetation and geology.
[Ref: 16525]    £300.00 ($374 • €333 rates)


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