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SCHEDEL, D. Hartmann. [Incunable Prospect of Lyon]
Lion. Augsburg, Johann Schönsperger, 1497. Latin text edition. Old mss. text highlighting. Woodcut, printed area 90 x 140mm, set in a page of text.
A view of Lyon, published in a small folio edition of the 'Nuremberg Chronicle'. Despite the eight editions (one possibly as late as 1604) fewer of these were printed than the Nuremberg original. A rare incunabule.
[Ref: 9163]    £160.00 ($205 • €180 rates)


MUNSTER, Sebastian. [16th century woodcut plan of Paris]
Lutetia Parisiorum urbs, toto orbe celeberrima notissimaque, caput regni Franciae. Basle, c.1560, Latin text edition. Coloured woodcut, printed area 270 x 350mm.
An early birds eye town plan of the walled medieval city of Paris representing the capital in about 1530. A key identifies several important places within the city, including the Sorbonne. Outside the walled area, the countyside is filled with windmills, farmland and small estates. In the right foreground is a gallows, complete with two dangling bodies! From the Cosmographiae Universalis. In the bottom right corner, the engraver has signed his initials - HRMD - followed by a dagger.
[Ref: 18677]    £500.00 ($642 • €562 rates)


MUNSTER, Sebastian. [16th century map of Paris]
Die Statt Paris etlicher map figuriert und contrafehtet nach ietziger gelegenheit. Basle, c.1560, German text edition. Coloured. Woodcut, printed area 280 x 350mm.
A fine city-plan view of Paris, with the buildings shown in profile including the Royal Palace and Town Hall, listed in the index below the image. Munster published two plans of Paris: this is the smaller map but has an elaborate woodcut border featuring atlantes.
[Ref: 18630]    £500.00 ($642 • €562 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early prospects of Lyons and Vienne]
Lugdunum vulgo Lion; Vienna vulgo Vienne en France. Cologne, 1598, Latin text edition. Coloured. 340 x 480mm.
A pair of 'map-views' of Lyon and Vienne, with the major buildings shown in profile, with little consideration for perspective. They were published in Braun & Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first systematic series of printed townplans.
[Ref: 9936]    £400.00 ($513 • €449 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [An early plan of Paris in fine colour]
Lutetia, vulgari nomine Paris... Cologne, 1572-, Latin text. Original colour. 340 x 485mm. Some age-toning of paper.
A beautiful 16th century plan of Paris, with the major buildings shown in profile, with little consideration for perspective. It was published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first systematic series of printed town plans.
[Ref: 18304]    £3,200.00 ($4,106 • €3,594 rates)


Anonymous. [A scarce woodcut map of Corsica]
Corsica. Basle? c.1576. Woodcut, printed area 130 x 80mm.
A miniature map of Corsica, with the island surrounded by sea monsters and ship. It was printed using the black used as a text illustration in Munster's atlaes, but comes from an unidentified small 8vo book.
[Ref: 18769]    £320.00 ($411 • €359 rates)


DE JODE, Gerard. [A scarce 16th century map of France]
Nova Totius Galliæ Descriptio. Carta Galicana. Antwerp, 1578, First Edition. 350 x 505mm. Lower centerfold reinforced , otherwise a very fine example.
An uncommon map of France, engraved by brothers Lucas and Jan van Doeticum and published in the first edition of de Jode's 'Speculum Orbis Terrarum'. Despite being a map of France it shows the Low Countries, Switzerland and Germany east to the Rhine, Savoy and northern Italy with the course of the Po river. It is believed that de Jode had his maps ready for publication in the early 1570s but could not get a license, apparently because of interference by Ortelius, who wanted to protect his own 10-year privilege for the 'Theatrum'. By the time that expired in 1579 it was to late for De Jode to compete with Ortelius: his 'Speculum' sold poorly, as did the second, expanded edition of 1593, published by Gerard's widow and sons. After 1600 the plates were bought by Jan Baptiste Vrients, who also acquired the Ortelius rights; De Jode's maps were never printed again. Thus all editions of the De Jode maps are scarce. KOEMAN Jod 1.
[Ref: 15515]    £1,400.00 ($1,796 • €1,572 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [First issue of this 16th century Dutch map of Artois]
Atrebatum Regionis Vera Descriptio. Antwerp: Christoph Plantin, 1579, Latin edition. Coloured, with gold highlights. 380 x 485mm.
Original antique map of Artois after Jacques Surhon, marking Calais & Boulogne. This map first appeared in the Additamentum of 1579; the text of this example matches that edition, but the original pagination '20c' has been erased and the pagination of the full Theatrum of that year, '31', written over the erasure in ink. The publishers were obviously using up the remaining sheets printed for the Additamentum. VAN DEN BROECKE: 72.
[Ref: 12891]    £300.00 ($385 • €337 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Cambrai in the C16th]
La Ville de Cambray 1596, Cologne, 1598, German text. Original colour. 335 x 440mm.
Cambrai from the Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the first atlas of printed town plans, with the major buildings shown in profile, with little consideration for perspective. This is the second view of Cambrai by Braun & Hogenberg (the first appearing in 1588), and commemorates the Spanish capture of Cambrai from the French. The town was returned to France by the Peace of Vervins in 1598, the year of publication.
[Ref: 11183]    £420.00 ($539 • €472 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [An early prospect of Lyon]
Lugdunum. Lÿon. Cologne, 1598, Latin text edition. Coloured. 340 x 480mm.
'Map-view' of Lyon, with the major buildings shown in profile, with little consideration for perspective. In the foreground is a couple in period dress, the woman playing a lute. It was published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first systematic series of printed town plans.
[Ref: 9939]    £450.00 ($577 • €505 rates)


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