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  ATLASES 

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 ($16,038 • €14,038 rates)


TIRION, Isaak. [Antique 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 ($6,415 • €5,615 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.
An edition of the 'Oikoumenes Periegesis', a description of the world written in Greek hexameter verse by Dionysius Periegetes ('Dionysus the traveller') c.130 C.E. When written it was a popular school book and here, after it had been edited, translated into Latin and annotated by Edward Wells, it belonged to an undergraduate of St John's College Cambridge. Edward Wells (1667-1727) also prepared 16 maps for the work. McLAUGHLIN: 205.
[Ref: 18425]    £850.00 ($1,091 • €955 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 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 ($28,868 • €25,268 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 

ROCQUE, John. [A fine example of Rocque's county atlas]
The Small British Atlas: being a New Set of Maps of all the Counties of England and Wales: To which is added a General Map... London: Rocque, 1753. 8vo, later brown calf; engraved title (in English & French), folding general map, double-page general map & 52 double-page engraved maps, as called for. Good, early impressions of the maps.
The only county atlas by Rocque, who was better known for his large scale surveys of cities. Most of the maps have no illustrations, but Devon has vignettes of the Eddystone Lighthouse and West Yorkshire has a view of a guillotine in use in Halifax half a century before the French Revolution. The folding general map, titled 'A Parliamentary Map of England', is a sketch-map, marking the outlines of the counties and the positions of the major towns only; however it is made more interesting by the tables, which includes the revenue of both land tax and ship tax from each county.
[Ref: 11749]    £4,000.00 ($5,132 • €4,492 rates)


  EUROPE 
 Belgium 

DHEULLAND, Guillaume. [A 'travelling atlas' of Brabant published for the French military]
Carte Nouvelle de Duche de Brabant et partie de la Holland. Paris, 1744. Folio, later quarter calf with marbled boards; index map with title and 24 maps in original outline colour. Ink mss. in margins of maps; hole in in index sheet.
A 24-sheet map of the Duchy of Brabant, here presented (according to the index page) as a 'travelling atlas for the use of the officers of the armies of his Majesty' Louis XV, on a scale large enough to track troop movements. After the outbreak of the War of the Spanish Succession (1740-8) the Spanish Netherlands were a particular target for the French army.
[Ref: 15015]    £2,200.00 ($2,823 • €2,471 rates)


 The Mediterranean 

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 ($28,226 • €24,706 rates)


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