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SPEED, John. [Classic English carte-à-figure map of Italy]
Italia newly augmented by J: Speede. London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 400 x 520mm. Small tear in margin repaired.
A superbly engraved map of Italy with eight vignettes of regional costume down the sides, as well as portraits of the Pope and the Doge of Venice, and views of Rome, Genoa, Verona, Naples, Venice and Florence running along the top. From Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', the first English atlas of the world.
[Ref: 17718]    £3,600.00 ($4,572 • €4,090 rates)

 Northern Italy 

CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [A superb 17th century plan of Venice]
Citta di Venetia. Venice, c.1693. Two sheets conjoined, total 490 x 770mm. Remargined at top, as usual with this large format plate.
A magnificent, large-scale bird's-eye view of Venice, surrounded by armorials of the Venetian nobility on a garland, the Venetian lion top centre. This is an example of the first state (of three), still with the date of 1693 in the dedication roundel. This is a scarce map: it not appear in all of Coronelli's atlases and the examples that did were often damaged because of the large height and width. MORETTO: 114, first state of three, 'considered one of the most beautiful and appreciated Venetian maps'.
[Ref: 17736]    £9,000.00 ($11,430 • €10,224 rates)

UGHI, Ludovico. [An 18th century plan of Venice]
Nuova Pianta dell'Inclita Citta di Venezia Regolata l'Anno 1787. Venice, Ludovico Furlanetto, 1787. 515 x 680mm, with separately printed key pasted underneath. Minor repairs to folds.
A reduction of Ughi's 8-sheet map of 1725, this version first published in 1747. This is an example of the second state, with a title and date added in the scale cartouche, and a grid engraved over the map, referred to by the extensive key printed on a separate sheet and attached under the map. There are three more states known, the last in 1829. MORETTI: Venetia, 188, state 2 of 5.
[Ref: 17819]    £2,800.00 ($3,556 • €3,181 rates)


BONNISEL, J. [A large and decorative plan of Paris published the year of the Battle of Waterloo]
Plan de la Ville et Faubourgs de Paris, avec ses Monuments Divisé par Quartiers et Arrondissments. 1815. Paris: Jean, 1815. Original outline colour. Four sheets conjoined, total 950 x 1200mm. A fine example.
A large and detailed plan of Paris, decorated with 29 views and elevations of important buildings and monuments in the side panels,including the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Petit Palais Musee des Beaux-Arts, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Tuileries Palace. A detailed key lists streets, bridges, arrondissements, cemeteries and even slaughterhouses, locating them on the map using a coordinate system.
[Ref: 16861]    £2,500.00 ($3,175 • €2,840 rates)


BRUNN, Isaac. [An extremely rare map of Germany]
Nova Germaniae Descriptio. Strasbourg: Peter Aubrey, 1639. Two sheets conjoined, total 460 x 560mm. Minor repairs to folds.
A rare map of Germany, decorated with nine city prospects and two large panels of armorials German cities. It was engraved by Isaac Brunn (1596 - post 1657). First published in 1633, this second and final state has a dedication to Melchior de Insula instead of a prospect of Cologne. Brunn's name is not in Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers.
[Ref: 15693]    £5,000.00 ($6,350 • €5,680 rates)

ALEPH [HARVEY, William]. [Pictorial map of Prussia]
Prussia. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1869. 250 x 210mm.
Anthropomorphic map of Prussia. The text below the image reads: ''His Majesty of Prussia - grim and old - Sadowa's King - by needle guns made bold; With Bismarck of the royal conscience, keeper, In dreams political none wiser - deeper''. It was published in 'Geographical Fun', a charming atlas of caricature maps of European counties, drawn, according to the preface, by a fifteen-year-old girl to amuse her sick brother. The author was, however, William Harvey (1796-1873), a London Doctor and Journalist, best-known for his book 'London Scenes and London People', 1863. The maps contain many references to the political changes sweeping through continental Europe, with representations of Garibaldi and Tzar Alexander II.
[Ref: 17244]    £450.00 ($572 • €511 rates)


BEREY, Nicolas. [A scarce French carte-à-figures of Switzerland]
Carte Generale des treze cantons de Suisse, Vallay ligues Grise, Maison-Dieu & Valteline. 1654. Paris: Nicolas Langois, c.1675. Coloured. 405 x 520mm. Small repair at centre fold.
A rare map of Switzerland, a pirate copy of the map by Jodocus Hondius junior of 1630, itself a scarce map. The prospects along the top are Lucerne, St. Gallen, Bern, Solothurn and Schaffhausen, with larger views of Basel and Zurich in the bottom corners. The costume vignettes are pairs of nobles, merchants and peasants, men on the left and women on the right.
[Ref: 17721]    £2,800.00 ($3,556 • €3,181 rates)

 Decorative Items 

MUNSTER, Sebastian. [Munster's famous woodblock illustrating sea monsters]
De regnis septentrion. Monstra marina & terrestria, quæ passim in partibus aquilonis inueniuntur. Basle, c.1560, Latin text edition. Coloured woodcut, printed area 280 x 350mm.
Munster's famous woodcut of sea monsters, based on Olaus Magnus' 'Carta Marina' of 1539. Besides a lobster large enough to hold an unfortunate sailor in its claw, there are monsters with the heads of a dog, boar, owl & bull: tusks, horns and twin-spouts abound. One vignette shows a galleon trying to outrun one monster by throwing their cargo overboard. Many of these monsters were adapted by Ortelius for his map of Iceland in 1587.
This item is currently on reserve

BÜNTING, Heinrich. [Fantasy map of Europe as a Queen from Bunting's Itinerarium]
Europa Prima Pars Terræ in Forma Virginis. Magdeburg, 1581-, German edition. Woodcut, printed area 300 x 370mm. Some old ink marginalia.
The famous fantasy map depicting Europe as a Virgin Queen, with Iberia her head and crown; Denmark her right arm; Italy her left arm with Sicily an orb in her hand; Greece, the Balkans and Russia her skirts; and Bohemia a medallion on a chain over her heart. The map appears in Bünting's Itinerarium, in which the author, a theologian, rewrote the Bible as a travel book. with other fantasy maps including the World as a cloverleaf and Asia as Pegasus, the winged horse of Perseus.
[Ref: 16838]    £2,850.00 ($3,620 • €3,238 rates)

STRADA, Famiano. [The famous 'Leo Belgicus']
De Bello Belgico Decas Prima. Famiani Stradæ Rom. Soc. Iesu. Rome, c.1632. 320 x 220mm. Old ink mss. in margins.
The famous map of the Netherlands depicted as a 'Leo Belgicus'. The lion faces right, with the title on a shield held upright by the lion's right paw. It appeared as the engraved titlepage of the Jesuit Strada's history of the Belgian wars, first published 1632. MCC 7: Tooley, Leo Belgicus 15, plate VII.
[Ref: 17699]    £3,500.00 ($4,445 • €3,976 rates)

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