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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

HATFIELD, William. [The smallest world map we've ever had!]
The Globe in Miniature on a Horizontal 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 ($449 • €407 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 ($609 • €552 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 ($385 • €349 rates)


MONIN, Charles V. [A French double-hemisphere world map]
Mappemonde. Paris: Auguste Loguerot, 1852. Coloured. 530 x 705mm.
A decorative double-hemisphere world map, surrounded by astrological diagrams and illustrations of globes and armillary spheres.
[Ref: 16918]    £1,250.00 ($1,604 • €1,454 rates)


ANDRIVEAU-GOUJON, J. [A very large 19th Century double-hemisphere world map on four sheets]
Mappemonde en deux Hémisphères. L'État actuel des connaissances Géographiques et les derniers Voyages Autour du Monde. Paris, 1853. Coloured steel engraving, printed on four sheets conjoined, total 980 x 1310mm.
A large scale double-hemisphere world map published in the middle of the 19th century, with decorative embellishments top and bottom. This map was usually issued separately as a folding map, although this is the rare uncut example, which was probably bound into Andriveau Goujon's scarce 'Atlas Choix'
[Ref: 17503]    £2,500.00 ($3,208 • €2,908 rates)


IUNCK, J. [World map showing the Geography of plants]
Geografia Delle Piante. Turin, 1854. Original colour. 350 x 450mm.
An interesting Italian guide to the geography of plants, and how they are divided by height and latitude.
[Ref: 17213]    £150.00 ($192 • €174 rates)


VUILLEMIN, Alexandre A. [A large-format French map of the world on Mercator's Projection]
Nouveau Planisphère Indiquant les grandes divisions physiques et politiques de la Terre, la Géographie statistique et industrielle des differents états, les Colonies Europèennes et l'époque ders principales découvertes. Paris: Veuve Turgis, 1854. Original colour. Steel engraving. 660 x 880mm. Excellent condition with wide margins.
Large, detailed map of the world, published in the middle of the 19th century. It shows the latest discoveries in Antarctica and geological features including the Rocky Mountains and the mythical 'Mountains of Kong', with vignettes of fishing and whale hunting. Under the maps are comparative tables of mountain heights and a map of the distribution of the races.
[Ref: 15169]    £1,250.00 ($1,604 • €1,454 rates)


MORALES, Jose Pilar. [A Spanish geological world map]
Mapa Geologico del Globo Spain: Astort Hernandos, c.1880. Sheet size 590 x 770 mm.
Map of the world on a homolographic projection (equal area projection that reproduces the ratios of areas as they exist on the earth's surfacfe). The map is set in Spanish text which contains geological data and information.
[Ref: 18693]    £350.00 ($449 • €407 rates)


IL'IN, A. [A late-19th century double-hemisphere world map in Cyrillic]
[Cyrillic - Western Hemisphere. Eastern Hemisphere.] St Petersburg, c.1890. Chromolithographic map, dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 910 x 1610mm.
A large and colourful Russian double-hemisphere world map, Although the map is undated, the German colony in New Guinea dates it to between 1884-1918.
[Ref: 19431]    £1,900.00 ($2,438 • €2,210 rates)


OHMAN, August R. [A rare American missionary map on linen]
Missionary Map of the World Showing the Prevailing Religions of its Various Nations and the Central Stations of All Protestant Missionary Societies. New York: August R. Ohman & Co. Inc, c.1906. Colour-printed wood engraving on two linen sheets stitched together, total 1250 x 2120mm. Two very small repairs.
A huge double-hemisphere world map with the land coloured according to the dominant religion, probably used as a backdrop at fund-raising events. The key lists Protestants, Greek and Eastern Churches, Roman Catholics, Jews, Mohammedans and Heathen, although the Jewish population is too spread out to show on the map. The 'Heathens' (numbered at 845 million by the key, outnumbering all the other religions combined) fill central Africa and seem to include the Hindus of India, Buddhists of China and Shinto of Japan. August R. Ohman & Co publishers evolved from the more famous Colton firm: 'G.W. & C.B. Colton' became 'Colton, Ohman & Co. in 1898', and Ohman dropped the Colton name three years later, after which he published a number of bird's-eye views of American cities. We have dated this map from the 'Statistics of Missions, 1906' at the bottom.
[Ref: 17967]    £4,250.00 ($5,453 • €4,943 rates)


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