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[Bünting's famous clover leaf map of the world] Die ganze Welt in ein Kleberblat... Magdeburg, 1581-. Woodcut, printed area 270 x 380mm. A very fine and dark impression. Binding folds reinforced on verso.
Bünting's famous clover leaf map, showing Europe, Asia and Africa as separate leaves connected to Jerusalem at the centre. England and Scandinavia appear as islands at the top of the map; the New Wolrd fills the bottom left corner. The map was published in Bünting's 'Itinerarium Sacræ Scripturæ' (Travel through Holy Scripture), a reworking of the bible as a travel guide. Also included were maps of Europe as the Virgin Mary and Asia as Pegasus. This design was of particular relevence to Bünting because a clover leaf features on the arms of his hometown of Hanover. SHIRLEY: World 142.
($8,060 • €7,605 rates)
[Late 17th century double-hemisphere map of the world] Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem edita. Rotterdam, c.1680. 355 x 465mm. A fine and dark impression.
A double-hemisphere world map engraved by Stoopendahl for a Dutch bible. On the map California is an island and Australia and New Zealand are shown as partial outlines, a century before Cook. The corners have allegorical figures of the four continents with example of animals from each one, and the cusps have diagrams of the Solar System. SHIRLEY: 498.
($1,984 • €1,872 rates)
[World map depicting circumnavigator's routes] A New and Accurate Map of the World. Drawn from the best Authorities and regulated by Astronomical Observations: Describing the Course of each of the following Circum-Navigators Viz Ferdinand Magellan, Sr. Francis Drake and Commodore Anson. London, 1748. 365 x 555mm.
A world map on an oval projection twenty years before Cook's first circumnavigation, thus showing an incomplate Australia and New Zealand. Also of interest are 'De Gama's Land' in the north Pacific and the note claiming that 'S.r Francis Drake was the First Navigator who made the Circuit of the Globe' because Magellan was killed in the Ladrones. Engraved by Thomas Kitchin, the map was published in the second edition of John Harris' 'Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels'.
($930 • €878 rates)
[A map of the oil fields of the world] Le Petrole dans Le Monde. Paris: Union des Chambres Syndicals sw l'Industrie du Pétrole, 1958. Colour lithograph. Sheet 985 x 1210mm. Folded as issued.
A large map of the world on Mercator's Projection, marking the oil fields and areas with oil-producing potential. Insets show details of North America, Venezuela and the Middle East, a map showing the tanker routes during the Suez Crisis of 1956, and tables of oil production expansion and sources of power since 1900.
($2,046 • €1,931 rates)
[18th century double-hemisphere world map] Mappe-Monde ou Description du Globe Terrestre... Paris: 1762. Coloured, 310 x 460mm.
A decorative map of the World, with a large rococo title cartouche. The map is pre-cook. Includes the Muller Peninsula in Alaska, an enlarged Australia, and the Sea of the West in North America.
($992 • €936 rates)
[The North Pole, with California as an Island] De Noord Pool. De Eilanden van Sangir Sjauw en Pagasare. Amsterdam: Jan de Lat, c.1747. Original outline colour. 190 x 280mm.
A scarce Dutch map with the North Pole featuring California as an Island. The inset map shows the volcanic islands of the Sangihe Archipelago in Indonesia
($372 • €351 rates)
[South Pole with new discoveries] De Zuid Pool... Amsterdam: Jan de Lat, c.1747. Original outline colour. 190 x 280mm.
A scarce Dutch map with the Southern Hemisphere with new discoveries of the time. The inset map shows Cape Circoncision and the Solomon Islands.
($372 • €351 rates)
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[The Americas with California as an island] L'Amerique, Meridionale et Septentrionale... Paris, 1700. Original colour. 225 x 340mm. A very fine and crisp example.
First issue of this map of the Americas, with decorative cartouches for the title, dedication and scale. Engraved by Inselin for the 'Atlas Curieux', California is shown as a very large island. McLAUGHLIN: 135.
($868 • €819 rates)
[Detailed map of North America in the early 19th century] A New Map of North America from the Latest Authorities. London, 1811. Original body colour. 525 x 600mm.
A colourful map of North America published the year before Britain and the USA fought the War of 1812. Although the Eastern Seaboard is shown in great detail, this peters out between the Mississippi and the west coast discoveries of George Vancouver, although the line of the Rockies (here the 'Stony Mountains') is marked. In the Arctic Ocean the mouths of the Mckenzie and Coppermine Rivers are marked, but between them and Baffin Bay the landmass is left vague. Across Greenland is 'Fin Whale Strait', a remnant of the erroneous 'Frobisher's Strait'.
($558 • €527 rates)
[A classic early map of Virginia] Nova Virginiæ Tabula. Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, 1639, French text. Coloured. 385 x 495mm.
First published in 1630, this map is derived from John Smith's map of Virginia via the version engraved by Jodocus Hondius in 1618 (purchased and used extensively by Blaeu). However on this new version the Indian in the title cartouche faces Chesapeake Bay. The exact extents of Virginia are hard to define as they go inland into unexplored territory. BURDEN: 228.
($2,232 • €2,106 rates)
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