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 The Mediterranean 

DE JODE, Gerard. [Scarce map of Mediterranean islands in fine original colour]
Sicilia Insula Maris...; Cyprus Insula Maris...; Corsica Olim Cyrnus Insula...; Candia Olim Aeria Curetis...; Maiorica et Minorica Sardoi maris Insulae; Melita Africi... Mitylene Aegei Maris Insula... Antwerp, Arnold Coninx for the widow and heirs of Gerard de Jode,1593. Fine contemporary hand colour. 340 by 510mm.
Six maps on one sheet: Sicily, Cyprus, Corsica and Sardinia (shown side by side), Crete, the Balearics, Malta and Mitilene. From the enlarged edition of De Jode's 'Speculum Orbis Terrae' published by his son Cornelius. De Jode's atlas was not a success, losing out to the superior resources and influence of Ortelius, making the De Jode maps harder to find than those of his rival. ZACHERAKIS 3rd edition: 1761; BANK OF CYPRUS: 29.
[Ref: 11602]    £9,000.00 ($11,493 • €10,431 rates)

MAGINI, Giovanni Antonio. [16th century map of Cyprus]
Cypri Insula. Venice: Heirs of Simon Galignani, 1596, First edition. 135 x 175mm. A very fine example
A map of Cyprus, engraved by Girolamo Porro for Magini's pocket edition of Ptolemy's 'Geographia'. From the first edition, with text in Latin. BCCF: 39.
[Ref: 18781]    £490.00 ($626 • €568 rates)

VESCONTE, Pietro. [The Eastern Mediterranean from a 14th century manuscript]
[Untitled sea chart of the Eastern Mediterranean.] Hanover, Christian Wechelius, 1611. 265 x 325mm.
The Eastern Mediterranean, with Cyprus, the Holy Land, the Red Sea and Babylon, orientated with north to the left, as drawn by Pietro Vesconte (fl. 1310-30) for Marino Sanudo's 'Liber Secretorum Fidelibus de Crucis' c.1320. This manuscript work was presented to Pope Clement V to encourage a new crusade. This engraving was the first time that the original map was published, retaining the original's lack of a conventional single reading view. ZACHARAKIS: 3rd edition 3253, not illustrated.
[Ref: 13107]    £1,600.00 ($2,043 • €1,854 rates)

LEVANTO, Francesco Maria. [One of the earliest Italian maritime atlases to be printed]
Prima Parte dello Specchio del Mare, nel quale ai Descrivono Tutti li Porti, Spiaggie, Baye, Isole, Scogli, e Seccagni del Mediterraneo. Genova: Gerolamo Matino & Benedetto Celle, 1644. First Edition, Part 1 only (all published); Folio, 18th century vellum, ink mss title on the top of spine; engraved title, pp. (iv)+152, many woodcut charts and illustrations; 25 engraved charts, all but one double-page. A few repairs to charts.
An atlas of sea charts of the Mediterranean, inspired by and named after Jacobsz's 'Zeespiegel' (Mirror of the Sea). There are general charts of the western and eastern Mediterranean and localised details from the Strait of Gibraltar and the Balearics to the Aegean and Cyprus. The text is profusely illustrated with woodcut coastal profiles and port plans. The elaborate title page is divided into three: at the top is a female allegorical figure of Geography with putti with back-staffs; in the centre the title and dedication are surrounded by putti, instruments and charts; and finally at the bottom is a sea battle.
[Ref: 13453]    £22,000.00 ($28,094 • €25,498 rates)

HOOGHE, Romeyn de. [de Hooghe's spectacular chart of the Mediterranean Sea]
Carte Nouvelle de la Mer Mediterranee ou sont Exactement Remarques Tous les Ports, Golfes, Rochers, Bancs de Sable &c. Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, 1694. Original colour. Three sheets conjoined, total 585 x 1390mm. Minor repairs.
A monumental chart of the Mediterranean Sea, with 38 insets of harbours, all in full colour. Throughout the seas are numerous galleons and galleys, while allegorical figures and sea monsters adorn the insets. The chart appeared in one part of Mortier's 'Neptune François', titled 'Cartes Marines a l'Usage des Armées du Roy de la Grande Bretagne'. The nine charts of this section, all engraved by Romeyn de Hooghe, one of the foremost artist/etchers of the period, was described by Koeman as the 'most spectacular type of maritime cartography ever produced in 17th century Amsterdam'; the Mediterranean is the largest and most intricately decorated of the nine. Mortier's motives in the production of this atlas was to flatter the Dutch king on the British throne since the Glorious Revolution of 1688, William III, to whom it is dedicated. The unprecedented size of the atlas and the use of artists such as de Hooghe were not cheap: Koeman calls it the 'most expensive sea atlas' of the period, 'intended more as a show-piece than something to be used by the pilots at sea'. KOEMAN: M. Mor 5, and vol iv p.424.
[Ref: 19532]    £27,500.00 ($35,118 • €31,873 rates)

MICHALET, E. [The Eastern Mediterranean]
Les Deserts D'Egypt, De Thebaide D'Arabie, De Sirie, &c, ou sont exactement Marques Les Lieux Habitez Par Les Saincts Peres Des Deserts. Paris, Michalet, 1693. Original colour. 560 x 700mm.
A large map of the eastern Mediterranean with Cyprus showing prominently, primarily designed to show the locations of various religious orders and monastics. However it is made more interesting by the inclusion of various anecdotes with illustrations, including dragons, griffons, centaurs and winged sea-horses. In Egypt there is St Helen crossing the Nile on a crocodile; Arabia has a tribe that smoke their dead above fires. LAOR: 496.
[Ref: 8480]    £900.00 ($1,149 • €1,043 rates)

LINDENBERG, I. [Early 18th Century bible map of the Eastern Mediterranean]
De Reysen Christi des Heyland en Pauli met andere syne Bloedgetuygen. Amsterdam, 1703. 330 x 475mm.
A map of the Mediterranean east of Sicily, including Greece and Cyprus, with Biblical scenes, from Adam and Eve to the Cruxifixion and Ascension. ZACHARAKIS: 2058/2631.
[Ref: 16834]    £450.00 ($575 • €522 rates)

JAILLOT, Alexis-Hubert. [A 17th century two-sheet map of the Mediterranean]
La Mer Mediterranée... Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier, c.1705. Original colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 575 x 850mm.
Sanson's map of the Mediterranean was redrawn on a larger scale by Jaillot at the request of Sanson's heirs and originally published in the 'Atlas Nouveau'. However Jaillot seems to have fallen out with his associates and entered a partnership with Pierre Mortier in Amsterdam, who re-engravd the plates and published a pirate edition, without the approval of Sanson's heirs. KOEMAN: Mor 1.
[Ref: 8235]    £850.00 ($1,085 • €985 rates)

OVERTON, John. [A rare map of the Mediterranean Sea]
A New Mapp of the Mediterranean Sea Divided into its Principal Parts or Seas By N: Sanson Geographer to the French King. London, Henry Overton, c.1710. Original colour refreshed. Two sheets conjoined, total 475 x 835mm Binding folds flattened and reinforced on verso.
A superb antique map of the Meditteranean and countries bordering it, on two sheets conjoined. Rendered in great detail and showing major towns and cities as well as topographical features. State 2, with the imprint of Henry Overton substituted for that of his father.
[Ref: 11921]    £2,750.00 ($3,512 • €3,187 rates)

CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. [A large map of the Mediterranean Countries and Arabia]
Carte de L'Empire Othoman... Amsterdam, 1720. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 525 x 1210mm. A very fine example.
A large map which, despite the title, shows the whole of the Mediterranean and Europe north to London, with references to the Roman Empire as well as the Ottoman, with two inset maps referring to Alexander the Great's empire. The map is flanked by two large tables which provide an extensive list of the principle towns and states with their respective locations. Also included are lengthy historical notes concerning Alexander the Great's Empire, as well as detailed information on the Roman Empire. This map was published in Chatelain's 'Atlas Historique'.
[Ref: 15804]    £1,200.00 ($1,532 • €1,391 rates)

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