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SCHEDEL, D. Hartmann. [Incunable Prospect of Strassburg]
Argentina Augsburg, Johann Schönsperger, 1497. Latin text edition. Old mss. text highlighting. Woodcut, printed area 85 x 195mm, set in a page of text. Trimmed to printed border on right, re-margined.
View of Strassburg, 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: 9161]    £220.00 ($290 • €246 rates)


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 ($211 • €179 rates)


MUNSTER, Sebastian. [An early plan woodcut of Paris]
Lutetia Parisiorum urbs, toto orbe celeberrima notissimaque, caput regni Franciæ. Basle, c.1560, Latin text edition. Woodcut, 270 x 320mm. A very fine example.
An attractive town plan of Paris within an elaborate woodcut frame. On the verso a description and history of the city.
[Ref: 12774]    £700.00 ($924 • €784 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 ($528 • €448 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [16th century plan of Marseilles]
Marseille. Cologne, 1575-, Latin text edition. Old Colour. 320 x 355mm. A fine example
Early 'map-view' of Marseilles, published for the Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the first atlas of printed town plans. In this map of Marseilles the major buildings are shown in profile, with little consideration for perspective. KOEMAN: B&H 2.
[Ref: 11690]    £650.00 ($858 • €728 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 ($1,848 • €1,568 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 ($396 • €336 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 ($554 • €470 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 ($594 • €504 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Berry & Limagne]
Regionis Biturgium Exactiss: Descriptio...; Limaniae Topographia... Antwerp, 1612, Spanish text. Original colour. 315 x 490mm.
Two maps on one sheet, from the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'. VAN DEN BROECKE: 39.
[Ref: 9247]    £250.00 ($330 • €280 rates)


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