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  ATLASES 

MAGINI, Giovanni Antonio. [Magini's edition of Ptolemy's Geography]
Geografia cioè Descrittione Universale della Terra Partita in due volumni, Nel Primo de' quali si contengono gli Otto Libri della Geographia di Cl. Tolomeo... Venice: Giovanni Battista & Giorgio Galignani, 1597-8. Quarto, contemporary vellum; 2 parts in 1; title; pp. (ii) + (124) + (44) + [blank] + (28) (index); and title + 424 (pages numbered by leaf) + (57) (index); full-page world map and 63 maps set in the text.
Ptolemy's Geography translated into Italian and corrected by Magini (1555-1617), Professor for Astronomy, Astrology and Mathematics at the University of Bologna. Both the Ptolemaic and modern maps were mostly reduced from Mercator's atlas by Girolamo Porro, predating the official Hondius pocket atlas by nearly a decade, although a few maps (for example the second world, America, Northern Europe and North Pacific) are derived from Ortelius.
[Ref: 18701]    £9,750.00 ($12,529 • €11,388 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [The Brescia pirate of Ortelius's pocket atlas]
Il Theatro del Mondo di Abraamo Ortelio... Brescia: Compagnia Bresciana, 1599, First Edition. Small 4to, modern half calf with marbled boards; pp. (viii)+217 (p. 145-6 repeated) +(14)(index); 109 maps printed in text. A few small tears, occasional old ink marginalia in Italian.
The first issue of this pirate edition of the Ortelius 'Epitome' pocket atlas, produced by Pietro M Marchetti. Apart from the first plate, a 'Carta Marina' after Giacomo Gastaldi, the maps reproduce the Philip Galle plates, probably copied from the official Italian-text edition of 1593. KOEMAN: ORT 69.
[Ref: 18696]    £6,500.00 ($8,353 • €7,592 rates)


LANGENES, Barent. [Early second edition of this important pocket atlas]
[Caert-Thresoor Inhoudende de tafelen des gantsche Werelts Landen...] Middleburg: Langenes, 1599. Oblong 8vo, modern vellum gilt, new endpapers; two parts in one; title lacking, pp. (xiii) (with frontis of Magellan's ship Victoria) + 462; pp. 196 (lacking pp. 193-4, incl. map 'Ins Vaygates' + (2) (table of maps, lacking 2pp?). Light damp staining to lower right throughout, loss to right hand margin of a few maps, and several with nicks and tears
An early second edition of the Caert-Thresoor, a state between Koeman's Lan 1 & Lan 2, mentioned as a variant of Lan2. It still lacks the maps of Africa and America in Part II, yet having the latitude scales added to most of the maps, and including the maps engraved by English engraver Benjamin Wright. The text of the Caert-Thresoor was written by Langenes and the maps mostly engraved by Pieter van den Keere and Jodocus Hondius, although here the maps of Java, Sumatra, Madagascar and St Helena have been replaced with ones by Wright. Later editions had text by Petrus Bertius, and are much more familiar. The first part of the atlas contains two maps of the world by Jodocus Hondius, with maps of the continents and European countries; the second part covers the rest of the world (with maps of Scio, Rhodes and Cyprus as they were part of the Ottoman dominions). A rare atlas. KOEMAN: Lan 2, 'This variant obviously represents the the oldest version of the second edition'.
[Ref: 11659]    £12,500.00 ($16,063 • €14,600 rates)


PORCACCHI, Tomaso. [Porcacchi's Isolario]
L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo Descritte da Thomaso Porcacchi da Castiglione Arrentino e intagliate da Girolamo Porro Con l'Aggiunta di molte Isole. Venice: Heirs of Simon Galignani, 1604. Folio, rebound in full vellum; pp. (xxii)+211; engraved title, 48 engraved maps in text, numerous woodcut emblems. Complete. Some restoration to edges of pages, with tip of the title plate affected.
An example of the fourth edition (of seven) of one of the last notable isolario (atlas of islands). It was originally published in 1572 with only 30 maps, finely engraved by Girolamo Porro. The second edition of 1576 was expanded to 47 maps; this edition was the first to have the map of Istria included, the final addition to the atlas.
[Ref: 18695]    £4,500.00 ($5,783 • €5,256 rates)


CAMDEN, William. [The First Edition of Camden's 'Britannia' with maps]
Britannia, sive Florentissimorum Regnorum Angliæ, Scotiæ, Hiberniæ, et Insularem adiacentium ex intima antiquate, Chorographica descriptio: Nunc postremò recognita, plurimis locis magna accessione adaucta, & Chartis Chorographicis illustrata. London: George Bishop & John Norton, 1607. First Folio Edition. 18th century full calf gilt, maroon morocco title label, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers; pp. (xiv) + 860 + (230) (corrigenda and indexes); engraved title page and 57 maps (all but two double-page), nine plates and numerous woodcut illustrations in text Some old ink mss on title pages and dedication, slight damp staining at edges of the first hundred pages. A few maps slightly trimmed by the binder.
The 'Britannia', a topographical and historical survey written by William Camden (1551-1623), was the first chorographical survey of Great Britain and Ireland. First published in 1586, this sixth edition was the first folio edition and the first to contain maps, reduced versions of those by Christopher Saxton and John Norden, engraved by William Kip and William Hole. The seventh edition, 1610, was the first to be translated into English. Camden's text was extremely influential: both Blaeu and Jansson used it in the county atlases. A robust example, with stong, clean paper. SKELTON: County Atlases, 5.
[Ref: 19663]    £12,000.00 ($15,420 • €14,016 rates)


TIRION, Isaak. [18th century atlas of town plans, including New Orleans]
Beknopte Atlas, van omtrent honderd Platte Gronden der Voornaamste Vestingen, Kasteelen en Steden van Europa, en byzonder van de Nederlanden en eenige Kolonien. Byeenverzameld to dienst en nut van allen, die eenig belang stellen in eene juiste kennis van de Aangelegenheid en Sterkte dier Plaatsen, voor welke reeds het Oorlog wordt gevoerd of nog gevoerd kan worden; gelyk ook tot vermaak en gemak van alle Reizigers, ten welken einde mede de belangrykste Gestichten en Gebouwen op de meeste Plaatsen aangewezen zyn. Amsterdam, Leiden, Dordrecht & Harlingen: De Compagnie van Boekverkopers, c.1760. 8vo, half calf, marbled boards; title, index, 71 plates (18 folding, the rest double-page].
An atlas of over 100 town plans and old maps on 71 plates, some signed by Tirion and dated 1742-56, the rest unsigned and undated. Although the atlas concentrates on the Netherlands, there are plans from the rest of Europe and the Americas. The European plans include Amsterdam, Brussels, Antwerp & Rotterdam, Gdansk, St Petersburg, Strassburg, Paris & Geneva. The colonial plans include Cartagena, Lima, the Bahia Todos Santos in Brazil with a large inset plan of San Salvador, Cayenne, Surinam & Paramaribo, Guiana & Curacao, and New Orleans with two charts of the Mississippi Delta (based on the Jefferys of 1759 and one of the few available C18th plans of the city).
[Ref: 12425]    £5,000.00 ($6,425 • €5,840 rates)


BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [The atlas volume from Prevost's 'Histoire Generale des Voyages']
[Untitled atlas.] Paris, c.1775. 4to, contemporary half calf gilt; 73 engraved maps, all but 7 folding, with a folding letterpress plate.
A fine, clean example of the atlas volume of a posthumous edition to Abbé Antoine François Prévost d'Exiles's 'Histoire Generale des Voyages'. It contains a large planisphere world map, 10 maps of Africa, 22 of Asia, 31 of the Americas, 6 of Arctic Europe, 4 plates relating to Cook in the Pacific, including a letterpress comparison of languages. Begun in 1746, this edition has been extended to cover the first two voyages of Captain Cook to the South Pacific. The world map is dated 1748 but shows Cook's mapping of New Zealand and New South Wales; the last map is Cook's map of the South Hemisphere engraved by Robert Bénard for the French edition of Cook's Second Voyage, published 1778.
[Ref: 19666]    £2,900.00 ($3,727 • €3,387 rates)


  BOOKS 

DIONYSIUS PERIEGETES. [A Greek description of the world in the second century C.E.]
Tes palai kai tes nyn Oikoumenes Periegesis, sive Dionysii Geographia Emendata & Locupletata Additione scil. Geographiae Hodernae Græco Carmine pariter donatæ. Cum 16 tabulis geographicis. Ab Edv. Wells, A.M. Oxford: Sheldonian Theatre, 1704. First Edition. 8vo., contemporary full calf; pp. (viii) + 116 + (8)(index), 16 maps, as called for. A few shallow worm holes in boards, ink mss, ownership inscription on front pastedown dated 1705.
See McLAUGHLIN: 205 for the map of North America.
[Ref: 18425]    £850.00 ($1,092 • €993 rates)


ROSACCIO, Giuseppe. [Rosaccio's 'Theatre of Heavan and Earth']
Teatro del Cielo, e della Terra, Del Dottor in Filosofia, e Medicina Gioseppe Rosaccio.. Venice, Domenico Lovisa, c.1712. 8vo, contemporary boards; pp. 140+(4), incl. title with woodcut world map after Macrobius, eleven woodcut maps, and text illus. including the world map repeated twice more.
A series of essays on the world and the heavens, first published in Florence in 1594. It is illustrated with a series of rudimentary maps, double-page (except two) printed from two blocks on opposing pages. The maps are: Europe, British Isles (single-page, Shirley 188), Spain, France, Germany, Sardinia & Sicily (single), Central Europe (two halves of the map bound reversed), Greece (Zacharakis 2979), Africa (Betz: 30. this edition not listed), Asia & America (Burden: 89). The publisher, Domenico Lovisa, operated between 1710 and 1750.
[Ref: 18159]    £2,300.00 ($2,956 • €2,686 rates)


  AMERICA 
 United States 

SAYER, Robert & BENNETT, John. [A British military atlas for the American War of Independence]
The American Military Pocket Atlas; being An approved Collection of Correct Maps, both general and particular, of the British Colonies; Especially those which now are, or probably may be The Theatre of War: Taken principally from the actual Surveys and judicious Observations of Engineers De Brahm and Römans; Cook, Jackson, and Collet;; Maj. Holland, and Other Officers, Employed in His Majesty's Fleets and Armies. London: Sayer & Bennett, 1776. 8vo, contemporary marbled boards rebacked with calf gilt with maroon calf title label; title, pp. vi-viii (dedication letter and Advertisement + list of maps; with six folding engraved maps with original outline colour, as called for, A few small signs of wear,
A fine example of the rare 'Holster Atlas', ''calculated in its bulk to suit the pockets of Officers of all Ranks''. The atlas was created on the suggestion of Sir George Pownall, Governor of Massachusetts 1757-60, to whom it is dedicated; two of the maps are based on his work. The six maps it contains are regarded as particularly important to the mapping of the American Revolution because they represent the knowledge of the terrain the British based their strategies on. The final map is the first separately published map of Lake Champlain. The maps are: ''North America, as Divided amongst the European Powers. By Samuel Dunn, Mathematician''; ''A Compleat Map of the West Indies, containing the Coasts of Florida, Louisiana, New Spain, and Terra Firma: with all the Islands. By Samuel Dunn, Mathematician''; ''A General Map of the Northern British Colonies in America. Which comprehends The Province of Quebec, The Government of Newfoundland, Nova-Scotia, New-England and New-York. From the Maps Published by the Admiralty and Board of Trade, Regulated by the Astronomic Observations of Major Holland. And Corrected from Governor Pownall’s Late Map 1776''; ''A General Map of the Middle British Colonies, in America. Containing Virginia, Maryland, the Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. With the addition of New York, and of the Greatest Part of New England, as also of the Bordering Parts of the Province of Quebec, improved from several Surveys made after the late War, and Corrected from Governor Pownall's Late Map 1776''; ''A General Map of the Southern British Colonies, in America. Comprehending North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, with the Neighbouring Indian Countries. From the Modern Surveys of Engineer de Brahm, Capt. Collet, Mouzon & Others; and from the Large Hydrographical Survey of the Coasts of East and West Florida. By B. Romans, 1776''; and ''A Survey of Lake Champlain, including Lake George, Crown Point and St. John. Surveyed by Order of His Excellency Major General S.r Jeffery Amherst, Knight of the most Hon.ble Order of the Bath, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces in North America, (now Lord Amherst) by William Brassier, Draughtsman. 1762''. The pagination anomalies are replicated in other examples of the atlas we have examined.
[Ref: 18436]    £22,500.00 ($28,913 • €26,280 rates)


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