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  ATLASES 
image of Illustrirter Handatlas für Freunde der Erdkunde und zum Gebrauch beim unterricht. im verein mit Heinrich Leutemann...

LEEDER, Ehrenfried & SCHADE, Theodor.
[Old atlas illustrated by Heinrich Leutermann]
Illustrirter Handatlas für Freunde der Erdkunde und zum Gebrauch beim unterricht. im verein mit Heinrich Leutemann... Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus, 1863. Folio, original half morocco with gilt-lettered boards, rebacked; pp. (86) + 22 wood-engraved maps with original hand colour.
An educational antique atlas, with the 22 coloured maps surrounded by vignettes of people, flora & fauna and other interesting features, drawn by Heinrich Leutemann (1824-1905). Leutemann illustrated a number of books on zoology and anthropology, as well as drawing a number of historical subjects.
[Ref: 12134]  

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image of Grande Atlante di Geografia Universale Statistico e Pittoresco...

MARMOCCHI, F.C.
Grande Atlante di Geografia Universale Statistico e Pittoresco... Milano, Gius. Civelli, 1871. Folio, original half morocco with gilt morocco title label on front board; title, pp. (142), text wood engravings throughout many in original hand colour, 46 steel-engraved maps in original colour.

[Ref: 8867]  

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image of The Royal Illustrated Atlas, of Modern Geography.

FULLARTON, Archibald.
[A decorative Victorian world atlas]
The Royal Illustrated Atlas, of Modern Geography. London & Edinburgh: A. Fullarton & Co, 1872. Folio, publisher's morocco, blocked in blind and gilt, gilt edges; engraved title, pp. (iv)+84+(4)+(102)(index), 76 tinted lithographic maps and plans (numbered to 74, but three numbered '25')
A fine Victorian antique atlas, a mixture of plainer double-page antique maps of countries and decorative single-page sheets with instructive vignettes ranging from wildlife to coffee porduction and city views. Many of these relate to the colonies of each European country.
[Ref: 12107]  

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  BOOKS 
image of In Somnium Scipionis...

MACROBIUS, Ambrosius.
[With an Early World Map]
In Somnium Scipionis... Lyons, Sebastian Gryphius, 1542. Small 8vo, Original Vellum Binding; pp. 567 + 73 (index); several woodcut text illustrations.Light toning and occasional foxing.
Macrobius was a Roman philosopher and geographer, AD 399-423. This work is a commentary on 'The Dream of Scipio', a section of Cicero's 'Republic' that had been lost until 1821, when a palimpsest (a used sheet of parchment that had been cleaned for reuse) was discovered with the original text still legible underneath later writing. Cicero theorised that the northern lands are balanced by a southern continent (Antipodes), which are unreachable because of the lands of fire (Perusta). The theory is illustrated with a diagrammatic world map (p.154). This clashed with the teachings of the Church, who insisted that as Bible states that the whole world was re-populated by the sons of Noah there could be no unreachable Antipodes. Macrobius's text was a standard school text throughout the Middle Ages. See SHIRLEY: World 13.
[Ref: 8681]  

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image of Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae, Das ist:  Ein Reisebuch uber die gantze heilige Schrifft.

BÜNTING, Heinrich.
[Bünting's commentary on the Bible with his famous figurative maps]
Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae, Das ist: Ein Reisebuch uber die gantze heilige Schrifft. Magdeburg: Paul Donat for Ambrosius Kirchners,1595, German edition. Folio, Title-page to part one printed in red and black, title-page to part II with woodcut battle scene. Contemporary blind-tooled panelled pigskin over bevelled boards, with two brass clasps; four parts in one; 9 double-page maps, 2 single page, 1 double-page plate. One map and one plate with minor repairs to edges.
A fine example of Bünting's re-imagining of the Bible as a travel book, containing three of the most famous cartographical curiosities: the 'clover-leaf' world map, with Jerusalem at the centre; Europe depicted as a Virgin Queen; and Asia depicted as Pegasus, the winged horse. Also there are more conventional maps of Africa and the Old World (although the silhouette of the European Queen can still be discerned) and other maps of the Holy Land and Egypt. SHIRLEY: World 142 & 143; NORWICH: Africa 17; MCC 1: Geographical Oddities 2 & 3.
[Ref: 16606]  

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image of Le Relationi Universali di Giovanni Botero Benese Divise In Quattro Parti.

BOTERO, Giovanni.
[Botero's Geography]
Le Relationi Universali di Giovanni Botero Benese Divise In Quattro Parti. Venice, Niccolo Polo, 1597 & Giacomo Vincenti, 1598. Large 8vo, later half calf with marbled boards, rubbed; Four parts in one: pp. (xxxii)+240+80; (xxii)+152; 183+(7); (xvi)+79. With four engraved maps of the continents, all with slight damp stains, Africa and America with an old repaired tear each.
Botero (1540-1617), was a Piedmontese priest, geographer and Secretary to the Duke of Savoy. His text on geography was regarded as the best for over a century, with 17 editions in its first ten years. It was more than just a geography, as Botero also discussed political history and economics. The four maps, modelled on Ortelius, are all of a second state, with the name 'Poro' engraved lower left. This is believed to be the signature of Girolamo Poro, the engraver. BURDEN: 86; Betz 32.
[Ref: 11048]  

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image of Specula physico-mathematico-historica notabilium ac mirabilium sciendorum in qua Mundi Mirabilis Œconomia...

ZAHN, Johann.
[A Fine Cosmography]
Specula physico-mathematico-historica notabilium ac mirabilium sciendorum in qua Mundi Mirabilis Œconomia... Nuremberg: J.C.Lochner, 1696. 3 vols in two, folio, contemporary speckled calf, gilt spines in compartments; pp. [xl]+448 + [7]; [xxiv]+460+[8]; [xvi]+248 (lacking N2-3)+[8]. With 3 engr. frontispieces, portrait, 54 engr. plates (26 folding), 16 folding tables.
A finely illustrated cosmography, written by a German monk. Cartographic plates include maps of the Solar System, a pair of Celestials, the sun, moon & Venus, the world and Mediterreanean showing sea currents, a pair of hemispheres and an ornate wind rose. Zoological plates include illustrations of seamonsters, demons, mermen, unicorns and bizarre breeds of men. Johann Zahn (1631-1707) also published a book on optics, 'Oculus Artificialis Teledioptricus Sive Telescopium' (1685), with extensive descriptions of both the camera obscura and the magic lantern, which he used for anatomical lectures. SHIRLEY: World 583 & 584, "engravings of a high standard"; WARNER: Sky Explorerd p.267.
[Ref: 5993]  

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image of A Short Account, of the Nature and Use of Maps. As Also Some Short Discourses of the Division of the Earth Into Zones, Climes and Parallels; To Which Is Subjoined a Catalogue of the Factories and Places now in the Possession of the English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and Danes, both in the East and West Indies. With several Tables very useful in Geography and Navigation.

ALINGHAM, William.
[18th century guide to the use of maps]
A Short Account, of the Nature and Use of Maps. As Also Some Short Discourses of the Division of the Earth Into Zones, Climes and Parallels; To Which Is Subjoined a Catalogue of the Factories and Places now in the Possession of the English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and Danes, both in the East and West Indies. With several Tables very useful in Geography and Navigation. London, Printed by R. Janeway, for Benjamin Barker, 1703. 8vo, original full calf; pp. (viii)+85+(3), one folding plate. Binding chipped and worn, text damp stained, with wear.
A guide to making and using maps.
[Ref: 12384]  

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image of Le Portulan de la Mer Mediterranée, ou le Vray Guide des Pilots Costiers. Dans lequel on verra la veritable maniere de Naviguer le long des Côtes d'Espagne, Catalogne, Provence, Italie, les Isles d'Yvice, Mayorque, Minorque, Corse, Sicilie, & autres…

MICHELOT, Henri.
[A Mediterranean pilot guide or portulan]
Le Portulan de la Mer Mediterranée, ou le Vray Guide des Pilots Costiers. Dans lequel on verra la veritable maniere de Naviguer le long des Côtes d'Espagne, Catalogne, Provence, Italie, les Isles d'Yvice, Mayorque, Minorque, Corse, Sicilie, & autres… Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, 1709. 4to, modern half calf with marbled boards, gilt morocco title label; pp. (viii) + 175, partially unopened, engraved frontispiece of a compass.
A navigational / pilots guide book to the western Mediterranean, with detailed descriptions of the important ports and harbours, with instructions on how to enter them
[Ref: 11724]  

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image of Vetus Testamentatum Ex Versione Saptuaginta Interpretum, Secundum Exemplar Vaticanum Romæ...

[Bible].
[Bible with Maps]
Vetus Testamentatum Ex Versione Saptuaginta Interpretum, Secundum Exemplar Vaticanum Romæ... Franqueræ, Franciscus Halma, 1709. 4to, contemporary prize vellum gilt, front end-paper loose; frontis., engr. title; pp. [xxxviii] + 1326; 4 engr. plates. Latin prefaces and Greek text.
Totius Orbis Terrarum Tabula.... per J. Moxon. Double-page world map with California as an island. 2. Tabernaculi Cunstructio et Vasa Sacra. Double page view of the construction of the Tabernacle. 3. Tabula Geographica Terræ Sanctæ Auctore I. Bonifrero Societa Iesu. Fold-out map of the Holy Land. 4. Vera Hierosolymae Veteris Imago. Double-page plan of Ancient Jerusalem
[Ref: 8258]  

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