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image of Hercules Siculus sive Studium Geographicum...

NICOLOSI, Giovanni Baptiste.
Hercules Siculus sive Studium Geographicum... Rome, Michael Hercules, 1670-1, First Latin Edition. Folio, contemporary half vellum with ink mss. title, inner hinges strained; pp. (lxvi) + 371 + (47), two identical engr. titles (first slightly trimmed, two half-titles, two identical engr. armorials, 22 engr. maps, & an endpaper with eight scale strips pasted on.
In 1652 Nicolosi was commissioned by the Propaganda Fide (Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith) to create Italy's first atlas of the world, first issued in 1660. The twenty-two maps in this unusual atlas are: a double-hemisphere world on two sheets, and Europe, Asia, Africa & North America and South America, each on four sheets. The World is among the first maps to show Tasman's discoveries in Australasia, with parts of New Zealand & Tasmania. The North America has the Rio Grande correctly flowing southeast from New Mexico to the Gulf for the first time; this second edition has been updated, for example marking Drake's landfall in California and the naming of Lake Ontario. The Africa map is upside down, with France (part of the Europe map) filling most of the top right sheet. SHIRLEY: 418; BURDEN: 354 & 355; NORWICH: 45.
[Ref: 1760]  

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DE WIT, Frederick.
[A Splendid Example of De Wit's 1680 Atlas]
Atlas Amsterdam, 1680. Folio, contemporary full calf gilt; marbled endpapers, illustrated title, index and 28 double-page maps in fine original colour, as called for.
A superb and complete example of de Wit's 1680 edition of his "atlas" in wonderful original colour, This edition has the added map of Denmark. The maps are 1 Nova Orbis Tabula 2) America 3) Africa 4) Asia 5) Europa 6) Hispania 7) Portugallia 8) Gallia 9) Italia, Corsica, & Sardinia 10) Germania 11) Rhenus Fluvius 12) Suecia & Norvegia 14) Polonia, & Duc. Lithuania, Volhinia, Podolia, Ukrania, Prussia, Livonia & Curlandia 15) Russia vulgo Moscovia 16) Tartaria & China 17) India Orientalis 18) Persia, Natolia, Armenia & Arabia 19) Turcicum Imperium 20) Terra Sancta A 21) Hungaria, Transilvania, Servia, Romania, Walachia, Moldavia, Sclavonia, Croatia, Bosnia, & Dalmatia B 21) Hungaria Regnum 22) Graecia 23) Candia Insula 24) Sicilia Insula 25) Malta & Goza Insulae 26) Anglia, Scotia, & Hibernia A Germania Inferior Koeman Wit 3.
[Ref: 7663]  

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image of Isolario descrittione geografico-historia.

CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria.
[Coronelli's magnificent Isolario atlas in two volumes]
Isolario descrittione geografico-historia. Venice, 1696-7. Two parts in two vols, large folio, full contemporary mottled calf; Part 1: three engr. titles, letterpress title printed in red and black, pp. (ii) + 312 + 9pp (ads).
A fine extra-illustrated example of Coronelli's monumental 'Isolario', with the first volume covering the countries of the Mediterranean and the second the rest of the world. Among the plates are some of Coronelli's best-known maps: the folding bird's-eye view of Venice, the two-sheet Crete, Malta, Corfu, and two-sheet China. These are supplemented with extra gore sheets and three large plates of Venetian boats. A list of plates is available on request.
[Ref: 16475]  

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image of Les Tablettes Guerrières, ou Cartes choisies Pour la Commodité des Officiers et des Voyageurs, Contenant toutes les Cartes générales Du Monde, avec les particulieres des Lieux ou le Théatre de la Guerre se fait sentir en Europe.

LA FEUILLE, Daniel de.
[Lord Wardington's example of a Military Atlas]
Les Tablettes Guerrières, ou Cartes choisies Pour la Commodité des Officiers et des Voyageurs, Contenant toutes les Cartes générales Du Monde, avec les particulieres des Lieux ou le Théatre de la Guerre se fait sentir en Europe. Amsterdam, Paul de la Feuille, 1709. Agenda 8vo (198 x 70mm.), contemporary calf, rebacked with gilt in compartments; title, pp. 16, 30 folding maps and plates. A few folds with signs of wear, map of Italy added from another example.
The first edition of this military pocket atlas to be published by Paul de la Feuille after the death of his father that year. Published during the War of the Spanish Succession, the maps of European countries have plans of the defences down the sides. The tall pocket format means the maps are folded several times.
[Ref: 8553]  

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image of England Exactly Described Or a Guide to Travellers In a Compleat Sett of Maps of All the Counties of England; being a Map for each County...

BLOME, Richard.
[Taylor's atlas with maps from Blome's "Speed's Maps Epitomiz'd"]
England Exactly Described Or a Guide to Travellers In a Compleat Sett of Maps of All the Counties of England; being a Map for each County... London: Thomas Taylor, 1716-17. Tall 8vo, C18th panelled calf, rebacked with original title label; engr. title, 4 engr. distance tables; maps of England & Wales, Scotland & Ireland, 39 numbered county maps on 39 plates, as called for, all fine fine original colour.
A superb example of Taylor's edition of Blome's "Speed's Maps Epitomiz'd", first published in 1681. The three general maps are new compositions: the county maps are all Blome's, with signatures of Wenceslaus Hollar and Richard Palmer as engravers. Blome's name is still on some of the maps, but on others it has been removed and occasionally it has been replaced with Taylor's imprint. A robust and clean example of an uncommon antique atlas. See SHIRLEY: British Isles, Taylor 2.for England & Wales map, state 3 of 5, with roads added, 1717, the second year of publication.
[Ref: 11658]  

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image of [Ports et Rades de la Mediterranée.] [and] Recuil de Plusieurs Plans des Ports et Rades de la Mer Mediterranée.

MICHELOT, Henri & BRÉMOND, Laurent.
[Pair of Sea Atlases of the Mediterranean]
[Ports et Rades de la Mediterranée.] [and] Recuil de Plusieurs Plans des Ports et Rades de la Mer Mediterranée. Marseilles, c.1730. Two works; large folio chart volume, contemporary gilt-stamped morocco, chipped and scuffed, ties, old ink mss. index on front endpaper, bookplate of 'Richard Bristow of London Esq.r'; no title, 16 charts (with dates between 1715-26), 2 plates of ships and a diagram of the parts of a ship, all backed with contemporary paper; and 4to volume of port plans, modern morocco (matching larger volume), ties, engr. title and 37 (of 38?) plans.
A matching pair of publications, designed to be used together: a large chart volume covering the Mediterranean and a smaller companion giving plans of the most important ports. The missing Port is Algiers, which is also missing in the Nordenskiold copy. NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM: Vol. III, Part 1, no. 216; NORDENSKIOLD 151.
[Ref: 3538]  

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image of Notitia Orbis Antiqui, sive Geographia Plenior...

CELLARIUS, Christophorus.
Notitia Orbis Antiqui, sive Geographia Plenior... Leipzig, Johann Frideric Gleditsch, 1731. Quarto, contemporary full calf, gilt-tooled spine with maroon and green title labels, hinges cracked, bottom of spine badly chipped, boards chipped and scuffed; marbled endpapers, old ink mss. notes on preliminary sheets; engraved frontis. portrait of Cellarius, title, pp. (xii) + 1088 + (lxx) (Index Geographicus); 21 folding engraved plates; some spotting throughout.

[Ref: 7737]  

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image of Nouvel Atlas de la Chine, de la Tartarie Chinoise, et du Thibet: Contenant Les Cartes générales & particulieres de ces Pays, ainsi que la Carte du Royaume de Coree.

ANVILLE, Jean Baptiste B. D'.
[An important 18th Century atlas of China and its Provinces]
Nouvel Atlas de la Chine, de la Tartarie Chinoise, et du Thibet: Contenant Les Cartes générales & particulieres de ces Pays, ainsi que la Carte du Royaume de Coree. The Hague: Henri Scheurleer, 1737. First edition. Title in red and black. Large folio, contemporary calf, gilt-decorated in compartments; pp. 12 (incl. title), 42 maps as called for, the two general maps in original outline colour as usual. Excellent condition, large margins.
A very fine example of "the principal cartographic authority on China during the 18th century". It was the second major atlas of China produced in Europe following the Martini /Blaeu Novus Atlas Sinensis 1655. Through its unique combination of western and Chinese surveys it brought the mapping of China to a new level of accuracy and detail. Featuring also the first separate European maps of Korea & Bhutan, and the first serious study of Tibet, depicted on a ten-sheet map.
[Ref: 16191]  

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image of Atlas de Poche, a l'Usage des Voyageurs et des Officiers. Avec un Traité de la Sphere, de la Geographie, & de l'Hydrographie. [&] Profils ou Vues des Principales Villes de l'Europe, &c.

SAUZET, Henri de.
[A very scarce Dutch pocket atlas]
Atlas de Poche, a l'Usage des Voyageurs et des Officiers. Avec un Traité de la Sphere, de la Geographie, & de l'Hydrographie. [&] Profils ou Vues des Principales Villes de l'Europe, &c. Amsterdam: Henri du Sauzet, 1734-38 & 1739. Two works bound in one, tall 8vo, contemporary full calf gilt, marbled endpapers; atlas pp. 34 (incl. title and list of maps), 38 folding maps & 3 plates (counted as two in index); profils with title and index, 33 folding town prospects; both complete as indexes. Front hinge strained; atlas index with errata patch in old ink mss. Occasional small tears and toning.
A rare pocket atlas with maps engraved by de Winter & Drogenham after Sanson, folded twice to fit the tall format. Although the atlas is dated 1734 on the title page, map 26 (Iberia) is dated 1738. A scarce work, not seen by Koeman for the 1969 edition of the 'Atlantes Neerlandici'; he notes that his entry 'Sau 2' was copied from Phillips 'List of Atlases in the Library of Congress', 584 a. KOEMAN: Sau 2.
[Ref: 13961]  

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image of Atlas Russicus, Mappa una Generali et Undeviginti Specialibus Vastissimum Imperium Russicum cum Adiacentibus Regionibus Secundum Leges Geographicas et Recentissimas observationes Delineatum Exhibens...

DE L'ISLE, Joseph Nicolas et al.
[An extra-illustrated example of the 'Atlas Russicus']
Atlas Russicus, Mappa una Generali et Undeviginti Specialibus Vastissimum Imperium Russicum cum Adiacentibus Regionibus Secundum Leges Geographicas et Recentissimas observationes Delineatum Exhibens... St Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1735-1780? Folio, contemporary full mottled calf gilt, rebacked; pp. 16, inc. letterpress title, description of the maps and glossary, all in both Latin and French, with engr. glossary in German within text, pp. iv (General Orlow's account of his 1770 campaign); with folding general map and 19 double-page maps in full colour (the complete 'Atlas Russicus'); 20 maps by Treskot, Schmit et al, all but one coloured; 2 coloured city plans, 11 battle plans; 7 folding and 2 double-page views, all uncoloured; 2 double-page keys in colour.
A fine example of the 'Atlas Russicus', the first printed atlas of Russia, expanded with the 'Atlas de l'empire Russe' by Treskot, Schmidt et al, from the 1770-78, and three maps of the Ladogo Canal. These are augmented with a sections of maps and plans of the Russo-Turkish War of 1737-9; a section of maps, plans and battle scenes of the Russo-Turkish War of 1768-1774; three battle scenes after Pierre-Denis Martin showing the victories of Peter the Great at Lesnaya and Poltava, 1709, during the Great Northern War; a naval scene depicting the Battle of Gangut, 1714; and three views by Christopher Marselius of St Petersburg, 1724, showing the new buildings on the Neva Embankment, around the Admiralty, including the dockyards. The combination of these works makes this volume a celebration of Russia as a modern country and its emergence as a world power, capable of defending itself against both Sweden and the Ottoman Empire.
[Ref: 12595]  

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