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  WORLD 
 World & Continent Sets 
image of A New and Accurat Map of the World...

SPEED, John.
[One of the most famous antiquarian world maps]
A New and Accurat Map of the World... London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 395 x 515mm.
A landmark map from Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', the first English atlas of the world. The world has decorative borders illustrated with the Elements, portraits of explorers, astronomical diagrams and celestial hemispheres in the cusp. SHIRLEY: World, 317.
[Ref: 9777]  

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SPEED, John.
[World & Four Continents]
A New and Accurat Map of the World...; Europ...; America...; Asia...; Africæ... London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. Five plates, ea. c.395 x 515mm. Tiny restoration in lower centrefold of each plate.
A set of landmark maps from Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', the first English atlas of the world. The world has decorative borders illustrated with the Elements, etc., and each of the continents has costume vignettes down each side and prospects of famous cities along the top. Complete sets of these decorative maps are becoming increasingly uncommon. SHIRLEY: World, 317.
[Ref: 5495]  

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image of Mapemonde Planisphere ou Carte Generale Du Monde.; L'Europe Selon Les Autheurs Les Plus Modernes.; L'Afrique Selon Les Autheurs Les Plus Modernes.; L'Amerique Septentrionale.; L'Amerique Meridionale.; L'Asie.

LA FEUILLE, Daniel de.
[World & Continents]
Mapemonde Planisphere ou Carte Generale Du Monde.; L'Europe Selon Les Autheurs Les Plus Modernes.; L'Afrique Selon Les Autheurs Les Plus Modernes.; L'Amerique Septentrionale.; L'Amerique Meridionale.; L'Asie. Amsterdam, 1709. coloured. each approx; 160 x 220mm. Original binding folds flattened, good margins, good impressions on heavy paper.
A set consisting of a double hemisphere world and five continents, from 'Les Tablettes Guerrieres...', a military pocket atlas. A number of cartographical curiosities are present in these maps, California is shown as an island, Australia has unresolved coasts, New Zealand is denoted by an indefinite single coastline and the mythical "Terre de Jesso" is marked.
[Ref: 10866]  

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image of Mappa Totius Mundi vel Planiglobium Terrestris. [&] Nova Tabula Americæ. [&] Nova Tabula Asiæ. [&] Nova Tabula Africæ.  [&] Nova Tabula Europæ.

WEIGEL, Christoph.
[Set of antique maps of the world and continents from 1725]
Mappa Totius Mundi vel Planiglobium Terrestris. [&] Nova Tabula Americæ. [&] Nova Tabula Asiæ. [&] Nova Tabula Africæ. [&] Nova Tabula Europæ. Nuremberg, 1725. Five plates, coloured. Each c.275 x 340mm. Narrow margins, a few small repairs.
A fine set of antique maps of the world and four continents, published in Weigel's small format atlas. On the double-hemisphere world map California is an island, Japan is connected to a huge 'Ezo', and Australia appears in a different sphere to Tasmania and New Zealand. McLAUGHLIN: 203.
[Ref: 12366]  

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image of Europa... [&] Novus Orbis Sive America... [&] Asia... [&] Africa...

SEUTTER, Matthäus.
[Set of the Four Continents]
Europa... [&] Novus Orbis Sive America... [&] Asia... [&] Africa... Augsburg, c.1730. Original colour. Four maps, each c. 505 x 585mm.
The Four Continents from an early printing of Seutter's 'Atlas Novus', the America in the first state. The strong colour and the dark impressions of the illustrated title cartouches make this a fine decorative set.
[Ref: 13974]  

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MONATH, Peter Conrad.
[Set of World & 4 Continents.] Nuremberg, 1758. Original colour with additions. Five plates, ea. c.260 x 290mm. Some restoration to margin of world map.
An uncommon set of 5 maps, each with a decorative title cartouche. The world map has allegorical figures of the four continents, California as an island and a suggested North West Passage. McLAUGHLIN: California 238.
[Ref: 8481]  

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JANVIER, Jean.
[Set of World & 4 Continents.] Paris, Lattré, 1762. Coloured. 5 plates, ea. c. 305 x 450mm.
A double-hemisphere world map and four continents, each with a fully-coloured title cartouche.
[Ref: 8334]  

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LEVASSEUR, Victor.
[Very decorative set of the World & Continents]
[Set of World & 6 Continents.] Paris, A. Combette, c.1845. Original outline colour on the maps, the borders with additional colour. Seven steel-engravings, ea. c.310 x 410mm. Fine condition.
A fine set, each map with original outline colour, within a highly decorative engraved border, with vignettes of costumes and animals. Published in one of the last decorative atlases, the 'Atlas Universel Illustré', which, unlike earlier sets, has grouped the East Indies, Australasia and the Pacific on one plate, 'Océanie'. On the map of the Americas Texas is a republic: the population table gives it a population of only 200,000.
[Ref: 10509]  

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image of Planisphère Elementaire et Illustré...

VUILLEMIN, Alexandre A.
[Set of World and Continents]
Planisphère Elementaire et Illustré... Paris, Fatout, 1865-6. Original colour. Seven plates, each c. 640 x 850mm. A few small signs of wear.
A fine set of seven large maps, with the world on Mercator's Projection (British Empire in red), and six continents (including South America and Oceania). Each map is decorated with informative vignettes.
[Ref: 9507]  

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 World Maps 
image of [World] Insculptum est per Iohanne Schnitzer de Artmsheim Lienhart Holle

PTOLEMY, Claudius.
[The first woodcut Ptolemaic map of the World published North of The Alps]
[World] Insculptum est per Iohanne Schnitzer de Artmsheim Lienhart Holle Ulm: Lienhart Holle, 1482. Original colour. Woodcut, sheet 410 x 567mm. Edges reinforced on verso, small repaired hole in unprinted area of map. A little old ink mss. on map, more on the reverse.
A very important world map: it was the first Ptolemaic map published outside Italy; the first printed to be from a woodblock, the first to be signed by the engraver ('Johann, woodcutter from Armszheim'); and the first to be updated to show Scandinavia and Greenland. It is made more stiking by the ten large wind heads surrounding the map. The map was probably based on a manuscript by the cartographer Nicolaus Germanus Donis, although Scandinavia (with the first printed appearance of Greenland) comes from either Cladius Calvius (1427) or the Zamoiski codex (c.1467). Despite these changes there is no sign of any of the Portuguse discoveries in West Africa. An error in the printing means that both tropics are named Cancer, which is corrected in manuscript. Soon after publication Holle went bankrupt, probably because of the huge production costs, and Johan Reger acquired the rights to the atlas, reissuing the second and last edition of this version in 1486. SHIRLEY: 10, "the bold Germanic style and the gothic lettering have a distinctive decorative appeal".
[Ref: 18286]  

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