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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 ($1,863 • €1,665 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 ($311 • €278 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 ($3,416 • €3,053 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 ($1,242 • €1,110 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]    £700.00 ($869 • €777 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 ($1,056 • €944 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 ($75 • €67 rates)


VOLKMER, Tobias. [17th century town plan of Munich etched by Hollar]
Monachium Aviica sedes ducum Bavariae. Amsterdam, 1657. 360 x 470mm. Bottom margin repaired. A strong impression.
Bird's eye view of Munich, inside the double ramparts and a moat, with the river Iser on the right, a coat-of-arms of Duke of Bavaria with the Order of the Golden Fleece at top left, a shield of a monk at top right. On the left is an extensive key to notable places on the town plan. The plan was etched by Wenceslaus Hollar.
[Ref: 19469]    £330.00 ($410 • €366 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus II. [Rare carte-à-figures map of Germany]
Germaniae Nova et Accurate Descriptio. Amsterdam: Frederick de Wit, c.1665. Original outline colour. 455 x 560mm.
Rare panelled map of Germany designed and published by Jodocus Hondius Jr. in 1625, here re-issued by de Wit circa 1665.The map has decorative pictorial panels on all four sides; the upper panel with equestrian figures of the Holy Roman Emperor and the seven Electors of the Empire; the side borders have three costume figures interspersed with prospects of German cities, with a further ten prospects with accompanying armorials in the lower border, making eighteen in total. Schilder: Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica, IV, Map 37.4, noting two institutional locations and a single private location, the Stopp Collection.
[Ref: 7922]    £3,000.00 ($3,726 • €3,330 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [17th century map of the Holy Roman Empire]
Carte de l'Empire d'Alemagne. Paris, 1672. Original colour. 420 x 445mm.
The Holy Roman Empire, including Germany, Austria, Bohemia and parts of Hungary. With decorative cartouches for title and dedication.
[Ref: 19003]    £300.00 ($373 • €333 rates)


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