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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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image of Atlas Universel.

ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Gilles.
Atlas Universel. Paris, Robert de Vaugondy & Boudet, 1757. Contemporary half-calf with corners. Uncut with full margins, some paper browning in some maps.
A very fine first edition of this atlas with an engraved title and 103 maps in original outline colour. Of the 103 maps, 12 are of the ancient world and 91 reflect modern geography.
[Ref: 9293]  

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image of Atlante Geografico Composto di Sette Tavole rappresentanti i Paesi che sono Il Teatro della Guerra Cominciata l'anno MDCCLVI.

GRISELINI, Francesco.
[A contemporary atlas of the Seven Years' War with an extra map of the American theatre of war]
Atlante Geografico Composto di Sette Tavole rappresentanti i Paesi che sono Il Teatro della Guerra Cominciata l'anno MDCCLVI. Venice: Pietro Bassaglia, 1758. Oblong folio, stitched; letterpress title with publisher's colophon & eight maps in original colour.
An atlas published in the third year of the Seven Years' War (1756-63), which was fought in Europe by Britain, Prussia and other German allies against France, Austria, Spain, Russia, Saxony & Sweden. The seven maps are of Bohemia, Westphalia & Lower Saxony, Lausitz & Silesia, Moravia, Northern Germany, Pomerania & Prussia and the course of the Rhine. At the end is the additional map, in the same style, showing the eastern coast of North America. Based on Bellin's map, it shows the conflicting territorial claims of the British and French. It is included in this series because the region became another theatre of the Seven Years' War, called the French and Indian War, in which the British drove the French out of Canada.
[Ref: 12821]  

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image of A New General and Universal Atlas Containing Forty five Maps by Andrew Dury. Engraved by Mr. Kitchin , & Others.

DURY, Andrew.
[A delightful 18th century miniature atlas bound in red morocco]
A New General and Universal Atlas Containing Forty five Maps by Andrew Dury. Engraved by Mr. Kitchin , & Others. London: A. Dury & Robert Sayer, 1761. Small 8vo, full morocco gilt, a.e.g., marbled endpapers; engraved title, dedication & index; 39 engraved maps in original colour, as called for (six folding maps each counted as two in the index). Old ink ownership inscription on back of index plate.
A miniature atlas published during the Seven Years' War, accounting for the folding map of Canada, marking Quebec and Louisburg. Although the maps are small they are executed with clarity, the work of famous engravers including Kitchen, Gibson & Ellis. The ownership inscription is that of Catherine Rannie (d.1823), mother of Scottish painter James Rannie Swinton (1816-1888), the most fashionable portrait painter of the day.
[Ref: 16194]  

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image of Almanach Géographique ou Petit Atlas Élémentaire...

DESNOS, Louis Charles.
[A charming 18th century miniature atlas]
Almanach Géographique ou Petit Atlas Élémentaire... Paris: Desnos, c.1770. Small 8vo, contemporary calf gilt, maroon morocco title label, marbled endpapers; engr. dedication & title, frontis. portrait; pp. (iii) (engraved dedication text), 32 double-page maps in original hand colour, + (2) (engraved list o
A miniature atlas in fine colour, dedicated to Christian VII of Denmark (1749-1808). As he ascended to the Danish throne in 1766 and the map of Asia does not mark Cook's discoveries in Austraia and New Zealand (1769-70) the atlas must date between 1766-c.1770.
[Ref: 13035]  

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image of Atlas Céleste de Flamstéed, Approuvé par L'Académie Royale des Sciences, et Publié sous le Privilege de Cette Companie. Seconde Édition.

FORTIN, Jean.
[Celestial Atlas]
Atlas Céleste de Flamstéed, Approuvé par L'Académie Royale des Sciences, et Publié sous le Privilege de Cette Companie. Seconde Édition. Paris, Fortin & F.G. Deschamps, 1776. Small 4to, half calf, chipped & rubbed; pp. viii + 30 double-page plates as called for + 40pp. Plate 30 with top corners torn off (approx 1cm).
A French edition of the 'Atlas Coelestis', the celestial atlas by John Flamsteed, 1729. Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal, published a highly-influential Catalogue of Stars in 1688: here the stars are still grouped into their classical constellations with their allegorial figures, but are graded more scientifically, with a scale of six Orders of Magnitude. The text at the rear consists of: 'De Catalogue des Étoiles' (Catalogue of Stars); 'Moyens de Connoitre les Constellations..' (Ways to recognise the Constellations); 'Problême I [-XI]' (Exercises 1-9) POGGENDORFF: 1, 758; BROWN, 47.
[Ref: 8301]  

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image of Atlante dell' America Contenente le Migliori Carte Geografiche, e Topografiche delle Principali Città, Laghi, Fiumi, e Fortezze del Nuovo Mondo.

MASI, Giovanni Tommaso.
[A Revolutionary War atlas of America]
Atlante dell' America Contenente le Migliori Carte Geografiche, e Topografiche delle Principali Città, Laghi, Fiumi, e Fortezze del Nuovo Mondo. Livorno: Masi e Comp, 1777. Folio, vellum-backed limp boards, edges uncut; engr. frontis., title; pp. 15 (half-title and description of map), one engraving in text, 39 engraved maps and plans (22 double-page) 5 views (3 folding). Complete as index (No. vii, view and map of Quebec counted as one). Worming in margins of four plates.
An Italian atlas of the Americas, published during the Revolutionary War. The townplans include Boston, Quebec, St Augustine, Havana, Cartagena, Quito, Porto Bello and Chagre.
[Ref: 14000]  

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