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  BOOKS 
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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image of Les Indes Orientales et Occidentales et autres lieux: représentés en très-belles figures, qui montrent au naturel les Peuples, Moeurs, Religions, Fêtes, Sacrifices, Mosquées, Idoles, Richesses, Ceremonies, Festins, Tribunaux, Supplices et esclavages... Par le S.r Romein de Hooge.

HOOGHE, Romeyn de.
[Fine antique etchings of the East and West Indies]
Les Indes Orientales et Occidentales et autres lieux: représentés en très-belles figures, qui montrent au naturel les Peuples, Moeurs, Religions, Fêtes, Sacrifices, Mosquées, Idoles, Richesses, Ceremonies, Festins, Tribunaux, Supplices et esclavages... Par le S.r Romein de Hooge. Leiden: Pieter van der Aa, 1710. Oblong folio, original full mottled calf gilt with gilt armorial on both boards, marbled endpapers with bookplate on front pastedown, silk bookmark; engraved title, 6 map & 40 etched plates by de Hooghe (numbered to 41, 3 & 4 on the only folding sheet), complete, 39 blank sheets with gilt edges. Ex-libris, blindstamp of the Wigan Free Public Library in the margin of the title and 8 plates; ink provenance annotations on premiliminary.
A travel guide to the East and West Indies in the form of 40 antique prints by Romeyn de Hooghe, a famous Dutch Old Master etcher, with keys to the illustations. Subjects include the visit of the English Ambassador Sir Thomas Roe's visit to Agra 1615-18, diamond production, plants and animals of Africa, America and Asia, tortures and punishments, shipping, ceremonies, slavery, music, religions, Brazilian sugar mills, Captain John Smith in Virginia, and Spanish tyranny in the West Indies. Antique maps contained in this work are of the world and continents (North & South America separately). The gilt arms and bookplate belong to Louis Urbain Le Fèvre de Caumartin [1653-1720], a friend of Voltaire. The book passed through the collections of the Earl of Crawford and the Buckley Library before reaching Wigan.
[Ref: 12723]  

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image of The Battle of Waterloo Taken on the Spot, After the Action of the 18.th June 1815, Presented, & Dedicated With Permission To H.R.H. The Duke Of York, By Lieut.t Tyler 2nd GB.

TYLER, Lieutenant.
[A rare plan of the Battle Of Waterloo]
The Battle of Waterloo Taken on the Spot, After the Action of the 18.th June 1815, Presented, & Dedicated With Permission To H.R.H. The Duke Of York, By Lieut.t Tyler 2nd GB. London, c. 1815, copperplate engraving, original wash colour, 440 x 270mm Original buckram cover; old fold from being inserted into a small view book; narrow top margin, with a few short tears restored.
A rare and detailed broadsheet plan of the battle of Waterloo drawn by Lieutenant Tyler of the 2nd Guards Brigade, in original colour and preserved by being bound into a Belgian view-book of the battlefield, containing six engravings of pivotal locations in the battle.
[Ref: 11014]  

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image of Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes Exécuté par ordre de S.M. L'Empereur et Roi. Partie Historique Rédigée par M.F.Peron. Atlas par MM. Leseur et Petit. [Bound with] Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes... Atlas. Deuxième Partie.

FREYCINET, Louis Claude Desaules de, et al.
[A French Cartographic Expedition to Australia]
Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes Exécuté par ordre de S.M. L'Empereur et Roi. Partie Historique Rédigée par M.F.Peron. Atlas par MM. Leseur et Petit. [Bound with] Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes... Atlas. Deuxième Partie. Paris: 1811-1816. Atlas volume only, small folio, original spine and boards; engraved title + (iv) (list of plates), 40 engr. plates, some colour printed; eng. title + (iii) (list of plates), 14 plates of maps (incl. 2 large folding).
The atlas volume from a combined edition of Freycinet & Peron's accounts of the French cartographic expedition to Australia 1800-1804, which was preparing the way for French colonisation. The main contributors were Freycinet (maps), Lesueur & Petit (drawings) and Péron (written account). The plates are a mixture of engraving, etching and aquatint: the colour plates are all printed in base colours to ensure the highest quality of reproduction. The two works still have their original titles and indexes: the large general map is listed in both but is omitted from the first part. There is also a plate 'XLI' in the first part not called for.
[Ref: 1796]  

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image of Memoirs of William Smith, L.L.D., Author of the "Map of the Strata of England and Wales," by his Nephew and Pupil...

PHILLIPS, John.
[Memoirs of the "Father of English Geology"]
Memoirs of William Smith, L.L.D., Author of the "Map of the Strata of England and Wales," by his Nephew and Pupil... London: John Murray, 1844. First Edition. 8vo, full calf gilt, rebacked, marbled endpapers and edges, with bookplate of the Stanley family, Earls of Derby; frontis. portrait, pp. xi + 150, four portrait plates, a few text illus. Some spotting.
Memoirs of William 'Strata' Smith (1769-1839), who created the first geological map of the British Isles in 1815, introducing the system of colour-coding the various geological types recognisable to a geologist today. Unfortunately plagarists undercut the prices of his publications, and in 1817 he went bankrupt, spending the next two years in King's Bench Prison, the notorious debtor's prison in Southwark. On his release in 1819 he had no alternative but to work for others, including John Cary, but later in his life he began to receive the recognition he deserved. In 1829 he designed the 'Rotunda', a geological museum in Scarborough, the first purpose-built museum in the country, renamed the 'Rotunda - The William Smith Museum of Geology' in 2008; and in 1831 he became the first receipient of the Wollaston Medal, the highest award granted by the Geological Society of London. Their president, Adam Sedgwick, described Smith as "the Father of English Geology". The author, John Phillips (1800-1874), lost his parents at an early age, becoming Smith's charge, accompanying him around the country during the creation of his geological maps. Later he taught geology at Oxford University, and became Professor of Geology at the Univerity of Dublin the year he published this book. He became keeper of the Ashmolean Museum from 1854-70, was president of the Geological Society of London 1859-60 and president of the British Association in 1865.
[Ref: 11816]  

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  GLOBES 
image of [Eastern hemisphere gores for a 20" globe.]

SEUTTER, Matthäus.
[Globe gore sheets for the Eastern Hemisphere, with Australia]
[Eastern hemisphere gores for a 20" globe.] Augsburg, c.1710. Original colour refreshed. 245 x 325mm.
A rare sheet containing six engraved globe gores which, if assembled with the western sheet and two polar calottes, would make a globe with a 20cm diameter. The sheet covers Europe, Asia and Africa, an incomplete Australia ( called Nova Hollandia) and Terra Australis Incognita. Seutter's globe gores are rare, as are his globes: the National Maritime Museum globe collection only has the Celestial Globe from this pair. See DEKKER: Globes at Greenwich, GLBO112 for the celestial globe.
[Ref: 17002]  

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image of Cary's New Terrestrial Globe, Delineated From the best  Authorities extant; Exhibiting the different Tracks of Captain Cook, and the discoveries made by him and other Circumnavigators. [AND] Cary's New Celestial Globe on which are correctly laid down upwards of 3500 stars selected from the most accurate observations and calculated for the Year 1800.

CARY, John & William.
[A Pair of Terrestrial & Celestial Globes]
Cary's New Terrestrial Globe, Delineated From the best Authorities extant; Exhibiting the different Tracks of Captain Cook, and the discoveries made by him and other Circumnavigators. [AND] Cary's New Celestial Globe on which are correctly laid down upwards of 3500 stars selected from the most accurate observations and calculated for the Year 1800. London, J. & W. Cary, 1800. Two table globes, 31cm diameter, original wooden stand with horizon ring with printed zodiac and months, brass meridian, total height 45cm. A few small repairs.
A pair of highly decorative table globes. The two Cary brothers made a good team for the creation of this globe: John was a highly respected cartographer and publisher; William was a member of the Astronomical Society whose business was the making of scientific instruments, including sextants, telescopes and microscopes. SNYDER: Maps of the Heavens, p.134-5, illus; DNB: "John Cary and the firm he created dominated British map production for a generation".
[Ref: 567]  

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image of [Untitled globe with draw-string construction.]

KAISER, Josef Franz.
[An unusual folding paper globe]
[Untitled globe with draw-string construction.] Gratz, c.1840. Six gores with original outline colour, each 170 x 65mm. Some minor spotting.
An educational folding globe, with draw-strings to pull the sphere into shape. The dates of discoveries in some of the far-flung parts of the world are given, the latest 1840, for the 'Antarctic Contin' under Australasia. Interestingly, the globe has been stiffened by having sheet music by Vincenzo Bellini pasted inside.
[Ref: 15451]  

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