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  ATLASES 

CAMDEN, William. [The First Edition of Camden's 'Britannia' with maps]
Britannia, sive Florentissimorum Regnorum Angliæ, Scotiæ, Hiberniæ, et Insularem adiacentium ex intima antiquate, Chorographica descriptio: Nunc postremò recognita, plurimis locis magna accessione adaucta, & Chartis Chorographicis illustrata. London: George Bishop & John Norton, 1607. First Folio Edition. 18th century full calf gilt, maroon morocco title label, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers; pp. (xiv) + 860 + (230) (corrigenda and indexes); engraved title page and 57 maps (all but two double-page), nine plates and numerous woodcut illustrations in text Some old ink mss on title pages and dedication, slight damp staining at edges of the first hundred pages. A few maps slightly trimmed by the binder.
The 'Britannia', a topographical and historical survey written by William Camden (1551-1623), was the first chorographical survey of Great Britain and Ireland. First published in 1586, this sixth edition was the first folio edition and the first to contain maps, reduced versions of those by Christopher Saxton and John Norden, engraved by William Kip and William Hole. The seventh edition, 1610, was the first to be translated into English. Camden's text was extremely influential: both Blaeu and Jansson used it in the county atlases. A robust example, with stong, clean paper. SKELTON: County Atlases, 5.
[Ref: 19663]    £12,000.00 ($15,420 • €14,016 rates)


  BOOKS 

COOK, Captain James. [Italian edition of plates from Captain Cook's Voyages]
[The plate volume from an Italian edition of the voyages of Captain Cook] Italian, c.1785. 4to, paper-backed boards, uncut; 52 numbered plates, 14 folding, including 2 maps.
A collection of plates from all three of Captain Cook's official accounts of his circumnavigations, including the Stubbs kangaroo; the Maori warrior head and the Death of Cook on Hawaii. The engravers include Giuseppi Aloja, Rafael Aloja, Vincenzo Aloja, Carmine Pignatari and Zaballi.
This item is currently on reserve


  GLOBES 

NEWTON & Son. [A handsome 19th century standing library globe]
Newton's New & Improved Terrestrial Globe Embracing every recent Discovery. London, Newton & Son, 1842. A 12' (30cm) diameter globe, standing 90cm high, with a single pedestal stand with three legs, with four quarter circles supporting the horizon ring.
The globe is made of twelve copper-engraved half gores, coloured and varnished. The meridian ring is brass, as is the English-style hour circle between the meridian and the globe. The horizon ring is also a varnished copper engraving.
[Ref: 18645]    £12,850.00 including VAT ($16,512 • €15,009 rates)


  WORLD 
 World Maps 

HOOGHE, Romeyn de. [A scarce double-hemisphere world map]
Nouvelle Mappe-Monde, Recemment Mise en Lumiere par Pierre van der Aa. Leiden: Pieter van der Aa, 1710. 260 x 350mm. A very fine example
A double-hemisphere world map with decorative borders, first published in Romeyn de Hooghe's 'Les Indes Orientales et Occidentales et autres lieux', a travel guide to the East and West Indies. The corners feature allegorical scenes representing the four seasons: top left is Spring, with a plough and figures surveying by taking star sightings; top right is Summer, with a harvest and the associated riches; bottom left is Autumn, with a military campaign; and bottom right is Winter, with people walking on a frozen river. In the upper cusp is Ouroboros encircling a book representing the Word of God; in the lower cusp is a shadowy figure (a constellation?) in front of a plinth piled with wealth and symbols of culture. On the map California is an island; Japan is incomplete, as are both Australia and New Zealand.
[Ref: 16965]    £1,500.00 ($1,928 • €1,752 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [18th century world map showing Cook's first voyage]
Il Mappamondo o sia Descrizione Generale del Globo. Venice, 1774. Original outline colour. 285 x 390mm.
Double-hemisphere world, engraved by Zuliani after Novelli, with lettering by Barat. The four corners are filled with allegorical women representing the continents, each escorted by a large animal. Captain Cook circumnavigated New Zealand 1769-70: the map marks his route around the world, yet the only alteration made to the pre-Cook outline of New Zealand is that it has been split into two.
[Ref: 19033]    £950.00 ($1,221 • €1,110 rates)


BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [Brion's magnificent large-format map of the world]
Mappemonde où sont marquées les Nouvelles Découvertes. Paris: Esnauts & Rapilly, 1783. Coloured. 530 x 765mm.
A highly-decorative double-hemisphere map of the world, showing the routes of Captain Cook around the world. In the corners are female allegorical figures of the continents; the upper cusp has Helios in the chariot of the Sun and the lower cusp has the title in a cartouche of fruit and flowers.
[Ref: 15691]    £4,250.00 ($5,461 • €4,964 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]    £700.00 ($900 • €818 rates)


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 ($450 • €409 rates)


  AMERICA 

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [The most famous map of the Americas, the cornerstone of any map collection]
America Sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio. Antwerp, 1575, Latin text edition. Original colour. 355 x 480mm. Tears professionally repaired.
This map of America is one of the most important and influential maps of the continent published in the 16th century. This example is from the first of three copper plates, all engraved by Frans Hogenberg, and the third state, with the Azores now correctly named and the latitude number '230' erased. BURDEN: 39; VAN DEN BROECKE: 9, iii of iii.
[Ref: 12816]    £2,800.00 ($3,598 • €3,270 rates)


 Eastern Seaboard 

SCHENK, Pieter. [An early view of New York]
Nieu Amsterdam, een stedeken in Noord Amerikaes Nieu Hollant, op het eilant Manhattan: Namaels Nieu Jork Genaemt, to en het geraekte in't gebiet der Engleschen. Amsterdam, 1702. Old colour. 225 x 275mm.
A Dutch view of New York, based on the ''Restitutio'' view of 1673, when the Dutch briefly reclaimed the city. By the time this view was printed, in Schenk's ''Hecatompolis'' (Book of Town Views), New York was firmly back in British hands, but Schenk has added a large ship with a Dutch standard to reinforce their aspirations to regain control.
[Ref: 17630]    £2,500.00 ($3,213 • €2,920 rates)


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