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  EUROPE 

STUMPF, Johan. [A very rare 16th century woodcut map of Europe]
Europa / die erst Tafel des Ersten Büchs. Zürich, 1548. Woodcut, printed area 290 x 390mm, with generous margins. Small worm holes in map area, otherwise a very fine example.
A woodcut map of Europe copied from Sebastian Munster, retaining the orientation of north to te bottom of the map, published in Stumpft's 'Schwitzer Cronik'. However, while Munster limited the decoration of his map to one galleon, Stumpf has filled the seas with ships and some of the most imaginative sea monsters ever put on a map. BORRI: Europe p. 95 & 97.
[Ref: 19501]    £2,500.00 ($3,120 • €2,824 rates)


MAGINI, Giovanni Antonio. [16th century map of Europe]
Europa. Venice: Heirs of Simon Galignani, 1596, First edition. 135 x 175mm.
A map of Europe, including much of North Africa, engraved by Girolamo Porro for Magini's pocket edition of Ptolemy's 'Geographia'. From the first edition, with text in Latin.
[Ref: 18782]    £300.00 ($374 • €339 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [16th century Dutch map of Europe]
Europae. Antwerp: Christoph Plantin, 1574, Latin edition. Coloured. 345 x 460mm. Centre fold reinforced, wide margin example.
A classic decorative map of Europe, with a title cartouche depicting Europa on the back of Zeus disguised as a bull. This example was printed from the second of two near-identical plates, identified by 'Africae Pars' in cursive script. VAN DEN BROECKE: 5, 'superior engraving quality [over first plate]'.
[Ref: 17305]    £1,350.00 ($1,685 • €1,525 rates)


SPEED, John. [17th century English carte à figure map of Europe]
Europ, and the Cheife Cities Contained therein Described; with the Habits of Most Kingdoms Now in Use. London, George Humble, 1627. 390 x 510mm. A very fine example.
A classic decorative map of Europe, published in Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', with ten costume vignettes down the sides and eight city prospects, including London, Rome & Venice, along the top.
[Ref: 13269]    £2,600.00 ($3,245 • €2,937 rates)


HONDIUS, Henricus. [17th century map of Europe]
Europa Exactissime Descripta... Amsterdam, 1658. Original colour. 380 x 500mm. In fine condition with wide margins.
A very striking and finely engraved map of Europe, with attractive baroque title and dedication cartouches.
[Ref: 12013]    £1,300.00 ($1,622 • €1,468 rates)


DE WIT, Frederick. [A scarce separately issued carte à figure map of Europe]
Nova Europæ Descriptio. Amsterdam, c.1660. Original colour. 445 x 555mm. Lower centrefold reinforced.
De Wit's first map of Europe, a carte à figure with six town prospects along the top and eight costumes of monarchs down the sides. The comparable map of Africa is dated 1660.
[Ref: 7679]    £3,250.00 ($4,056 • €3,671 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [A 17th century sea chart of western Europe]
L'Ocean pres d'Europe, avec les Costes de France, d'Espagnem de Portugal, d'Angleter.re, de Holande, de Danem.arc &c. Suivant les Cartes Marines les plus Nouvelles. Paris, 1666. Original outline colour. 465 x 340mm.
A scarce chart of western Europe, from southern Scandinavia, and the British Isles to the Strait of Gibraltar and Provence. The title cartouche features a sea-battle. Published in the atlas 'Cartes de géographie les plus nouvelles et les plus fideles'; this example has the publsiher's addrress partially erased.
[Ref: 18993]    £480.00 ($599 • €542 rates)


BLOME, Richard. [First folio altas map of Europe to be engraved & published in England]
A Mapp of Europe.. London, 1669. 395 x 555mm. A very fine impression, narrow margins as issued
Decorative map of Europe dedicated to James, Duke of York who became James II after the death of his brother Charles II. Engraved by Francis Lamb and published only three years after the Great Fire of London, it is the first folio-size map of Europe to be engraved and published by an Englishman. (John Speed's maps were engraved in Amsterdam.)
[Ref: 15151]    £850.00 ($1,061 • €960 rates)


SPEED, John. [Speed's classic carte à figure map of Europe]
Europ, and the Cheife Cities Contained therein Described; with the Habits of Most Kingdoms Now in Use. By Jo: Speed. Ano: Dom: 1626. London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 390 x 510mm.
A classic decorative map of Europe, published in Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', with ten costume vignettes down the sides and eight city prospects, including London, Rome & Venice, along the top. Of interest is the continued presence of the mythical island of Frisland, south west of Iceland.
[Ref: 13726]    £3,500.00 ($4,368 • €3,953 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [17th Century Miniature map of Europe]
Europe. Paris, 1682. Original outline colour. 100 x 130mm.
An attractive miniature map of Europe marking its national boundaries and principal cities. From Du Val's miniature atlas 'La Géographie Universelle'. Du Val held the title of Geograph du Roy (geographer to the King).
[Ref: 17384]    £180.00 ($225 • €203 rates)


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