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  EUROPE 
 Germany 

SCHEDEL, D. Hartmann. [Incunable Prospect of Nuremberg]
Nuremberga. Nuremberg, Anton Kolberger, 1493, Latin text edition. Woodcut, image 350 x 530mm. Centerfold restored, as usual.
The largest view in the famous 'Nuremberg Chronicle', and probably the most accurate, being Schedel's home city. An uncommon and highly collectable incunabula.
[Ref: 9082]    £1,500.00 ($1,925 • €1,685 rates)


SCHEDEL, D. Hartmann. [Incunable Prospect of Köln]
Colonia. Augsburg, Johann Schönsperger, 1497. Latin text edition. Old mss. text highlighting. Woodcut, printed area 85 x 190mm, set in a page of text. Trimmed to printed border on left, re-margined.
A fantasy view of Köln, published in a small folio edition of the 'Nuremberg Chronicle', with a Latin text description. Despite the eight editions (one possibly as late as 1604) fewer of these were printed than the Nuremberg original. A rare incunabule.
[Ref: 9242]    £250.00 ($321 • €281 rates)


SYLVANUS, Bernard. ["one of the first examples of 16th Century two-colour printing"]
Quarta Europae Tabula. Venice, 1511. Woodcut on two sheets conjoined, printed area 370 x 480mm.
A rare antique map of Germany, from Sylvanus's edition of Ptolemy's Geography. Having many names printed in red makes it one of the first examples of two-colour printing, achieved by printing the sheet twice. It is also what Shirley calls "an isolated example of Venetian cartographic enterprise", forty years before Gastaldi's version of Ptolemy. It was never reissued. As the maps were printed on both sides of the sheet, this has half of the two maps of Austria and France on the reverse.
[Ref: 12588]    £2,750.00 ($3,528 • €3,088 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [An early plan of Frankfurt]
Civitas Francofordiana Ad Mo: Cologne, 1572-, Latin text. Coloured. 340 x 485mm. A very fine example
A famous 16th century plan of Frankfurt am Main, presented as a bird's-eye view, 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 townplans.
[Ref: 17672]    £1,000.00 ($1,283 • €1,123 rates)


DE JODE, Gerard. [Rare maps of Pomerania and Diethmarchen]
Pomeraniae utriusq Continentis ... [on sheet with] Thietmarsorum Simbricae Schersonesi Populorum ... Antwerp, Cornelis de Jode, 1593. Latin text edition. Two plates on one sheet, 160 x 450mm & 145 x 225mm. Repairs to left and right margins, otherwise a very fine example.
Maps of Pomerania after Munster and Diethmarchen after Peter Boekel. First published 1578 in Gerard de Jode's 'Speculum Orbis Terrae', the maps were originally on one plate, with a map of Prussia bottom right. For the second edition, published by Gerard's death by his widow and son Cornelis, the plate was cut and the Prussia replaced by a full-page plate. This edition was to be the last: after the death of Cornelis in 1600 the plates were bought by Vrients, then the owner of the Ortelius plates, merely to suppress them. KOEMAN: Jod 2.
[Ref: 17613]    £1,000.00 ($1,283 • €1,123 rates)


HONDIUS, Henricus. [A map of the Dutchy of Holstein]
Ducatus Holsatiæ Nova Tabula. Amsterdam: Hondius, 1628, French text edition. Old colour. 385 x 510mm.
The Duchy of Holstein as part of the Holy Roman Empire, with the Dukes also kings of Denmark.
[Ref: 15851]    £400.00 ($513 • €449 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 ($6,415 • €5,615 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [Blaeu's Famous Decorative Map]
Novam Hanc Territorii Francofurtensis Tabulam... Amsterdam, c.1640, French text. Original colour. 455 x 550mm.
This map of the area around Frankfurt is one of Blaeu's most beautiful productions, and was chosen as the cover illustration for Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers. Over thirty armorials surround the map, with four allegorical figures along the top, all in full colour. A classic collector's map. This example has had the original pagination marks erased and ink mss. replacements added.
[Ref: 10159]    £850.00 ($1,091 • €955 rates)


BOSSEVIN, Louis. [A very scarce prospect of Hamburg]
Hambour Ville Imperialle et Anseatique en la Basse Saxe. 1647. Paris: Bossevin, c.1647. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 280 x 715mm. Repaired tears.
A rare prospect of Hamburg from the Elbe, with a 22-point key, with the title highlighting its status as an Imperial Free City and its membership of the Hanseatic League.
[Ref: 17558]    £1,500.00 ($1,925 • €1,685 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [A pirated edition of the Ortelius Epitome map of Dithmarschen]
Thietmarsia. Venice, c.1655. Coloured. 80 x 105mm.
A miniature map of the Dithmarschen region, with north orientated to the left. A second title appears outside the neatline. The map was published in 'Il theatro del mondo', an Italian pirate edition of the Ortelius 'Epitome' miniature atlas. First published in 1598, the publication was revived in 1655, forty years after the last edition of the Dutch original.
[Ref: 15564]    £60.00 ($77 • €67 rates)


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