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HOMANN, Johann Baptist.
[Highly Decorative World Map with Celestial insets]
Planiglobii Terrestris Cumutoq. HemisphÃ¦rio CÃ¦lesti Generalis Exhibitio... Nuremberg, c.1720. coloured. 500 x 570mm.
Very decorative double-hemisphere world map with two smaller celestial spheres, as well as wind-heads and depictions of natural phenomena such as water-spouts, eruptions and rainbows. California has rejoined the mainland; Ezo is depicted as a large landmass connected to Kamchatka not Japan; Tasmania is still far-removed from mainland Australia; and New Zealand is a partial coastline, far too large.
[World & Celestial pair]
Mappe-Monde ou Carte GÃ©nÃ©rale du Globe Terrestre...; Le Globe Celeste... Paris, c.1720. Coloured. Two plates ea. c.150 x 170mm.
A pair of double-hemispheres of the Earth and the sky, after Sanson, published in 'Metodo per Istudiare la Geografia'. Both have backgrounds of clouds, the titles on a banner above the map. The world map also has allegorical figures representing the continents underneath: California is shown as an island; Australia is shown in one hemisphere and a large 'Carpentaria' in the other; and a huge 'T. di Iesso' fills the north Pacific.
[An Elegant English World Map]
A New Map of the World From the Latest Observations. Revis'd by I.Senex. Most humbly Inscribd to his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales. London, c.1720. Original outline colour with additions to the borders. 430 x 550mm. Lower centerfold reinforced.
Double-hemisphere with four further spheres on different projections, an armillary sphere flanked by two figures (one being Hercules) and allegorical figures of the four continents around the title. On the map California is an island (although not on two of the smaller spheres), "Jesso" is joined to mainland Asia, and Australia is joined to New Guinea via Carpentaria. There are also faint outlines offering alternative coastlines, necessitated by the continuing doubt over measuring latitude. Although this example is marked "Revis'd" we have been unable to trace an earlier version. George was made Prince of Wales in 1714, and came to the throne of England in 1727 as George II.
[Decorative World Map]
Mappe-Monde Dressee Sur les Observations de M.rs de L'Academie Royale de Sciences... Amsterdam: Johannes Covens and Cornelis Mortier, c.1725. Original Colour with some additions. 500 x 640mm.
Double-hemisphere world map, with ornate cartouches for the title and publications in the cusps, four different projections in the corners and a large maritime scene along the bottom. Originally published by Pierre Mortier in 1696, this example was published by his son and son'-in-law. See Shirley: World 581 for first state.
LA FEUILLE, Daniel de.
Mapemonde Planisphere ou Carte Generale Du Monde. Amsterdam, Jeanne de la Feuille, 1729. Original colour. 160 x 220mm. Binding folds reinforced as usual.
From 'Les Tablettes Guerrieres...', a military pocket atlas, this issue published by Daniel's daughter, who took over the business in 1727. A double-hemisphere world, showing California as an island and 'Jesso'.
A Map of the globe, showing Asia, Europe & Africa Paris, c.1730, coloured, 110 x 90mm
This attractive little map was perhaps produced to illustrate a theory of navigation, with the castle serving as anchoring point from which the galleon pulls down lines to serve as measurement for longtitude, a problem which greatly vexed scientific minds in the 18th century.
A New and Correct Map of the World, Laid Down according to the Latest Discoveries, and From the Most Accurate Observations. London, John Bowles, Thomas Bowles, Philip Overton & John King, c.1730. Original colour with additions. Two sheets conjoined, total 570 x 965mm. Some restoration.
A large double-hemisphere world map, dedicated to George II, with California as an island. Of interest is the viriolic attack on Dutch plagarists under the eastern Hemispshere.
Orbis Terrarum Typus Amsterdam, c. 1740, coloured, 145 x 255mm
A very decorative small double-hemisphere map of the world with Greek gods representing the elements in the spandrels. and figurative depictions of the fruits of the earth and the continents in the middle top and bottom. This map contains many interesting cartographical anomalies which were current at the time of its publication. In America California is shown as an Island, the Great Lakes are open ended and issue out into the sea. In Australasia, Australia is joined to Papua New Guinea and Tasmania and has an incomplete uncharted southern coastline and New Zealand is only hinted at with one of its coasts mapped, these mistakes were only eventually corrected by the Voyages of Cook.
NOLIN, Jean Baptiste.
[Double Hemisphere Wall Map]
Le Globe Terrestre Represente en Deux Hemispheres... Paris, Crepy, c.1775. Coloured. 1190 x 1500mm. Borders supplied in facsimile. Some resoration as usual on these large maps. Laid on linen.
A four-sheet map, with borders containing vignette scenes of Biblical history added.
DOPPELMAYR, Johann Gabriel.
Basis GeographiÃ¦ Recentioris Astronomica... Nuremberg, Homann, c.1742. Original outline colour with additions. 490 x 585mm.
This double-hemisphere map by Dopplemayer is one of the most precise world maps of the period, using over 140 readings of longitude and latitude from observatories and astronomers around the world, for example Halley at Oxford and the Jesuits in China. However California is still an island; Australia is joined to New Guinea; and Kamchatka reaches down to Japan. The finely-engraved surround shows solar and lunar eclipses with putti operating observational equipment.