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[Rare double-hemisphere world map]
A New and Accurat Map of the World Drawne according to ye truest Descriptions latest Discoveries & best Observations yt have beene made by English or Strangers. London, 1659, coloured, 390 x 510mm. Binding folds flattened as usual with this map.
A double-hemisphere antique world map, copied from the Speed map but far more uncommon. First published in 1656 as a separate issue, the first two states had Walton's name and addresses on the plate. This third (and final) state appeared in Petau's 'History of the World', with all references to Walton removed, possibly to make customers think it was the more famous Speed map. However on the Walton plate the two Elements at the top are Fire and Air; on the Speed they are Water and Earth. In the cusps are celestial spheres, flanked by allegorical figures of the Four Elements, medallion portraits of Magellan, Drake, Cavendish and van der Noort, and diagrams of eclipses of Sun & Moon. On the map California and Korea are islands. SHIRLEY: 397.
LOON, Jan van.
Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accuatissima Tabula. Oxford: Moses Pitt, Steven Swart & Jan Jannson van Waesbergen, 1680, blank verso. Original colour. 480 x 565mm. Minor restoration at centrefolds.
Double-hemisphere world map decorated with allegorical figures of the Elements in the cornser. Originally published in Amsterdam ijn 1666, this example comes from the uncommon English edition, re-engraved with a dedication to Charles II in the lower cusp. Jan Jansson Ã Waesberg, the original publisher, went into partnership with two English publishers, Pitt and Swart, to produce an twelve-volume 'English Atlas' to compete with Blaeu's. Between 1680 and 1683 four volumes of the atlas and the text for the fifth were printed in Oxford, but the mounting costs were too much. Production ceased, and for a time Pitt was locked up in the Fleet Prison for debt. SHIRLEY: 505, & 439 for the first state.
[Blaeu's Double-Hemisphere World Map]
Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula. Amsterdam,1662, Latin text edition. Original colour. 415 x 540mm. A very fine example.
A superbly decorative double-hemisphere world map, with allegorical figures of the planets, the sun & moon and two cartographers in the top border, and allegorical figures of the seasons in the bottom.. This example comes from the first issue of the "Atlas Major", the first atlas to contain this map. It replaced a map on Mercator's Projection which the Blaeus had used in their atlases since 1630, although it had first appeared in 1606. Thus the cartography is much improved, with the Great Southern Continent removed to be replaced with a recognisable Australia and parts of Tasmania and New Zealand; SHIRLEY: World 428.
DE WIT, Frederick.
[Antique world map with superb decorative borders]
Nova Orbis Tabula in Lucem Edita. Amsterdam, 1670. Coloured. 465 x 540mm.
Antique map of the world in double-hemisphere, with two further spheres showing the northern and southern hemispheres and cherubs in the cusps. The four corners are taken up with vignettes of the seasons, each with references to the Elements and the Zodiac. This is an example of the first state, with blank cusps and no engraved border: in 1675 the cusps were filled with cherubs and a border added and circa 1680 the plate was replaced by one with New Guinea added. SHIRLEY: World 451 - ''one of the most attractive of its time... one of the finest that is relatively easily obtainable by the map collector'.
Totius Orbis Terrarum Tabula, Ejusque Post Diluvium Divisio Inter Filios Noachi. London, c.1671. 210 x 335mm. Very fine condition.
Map of the World on Mercator's projection, with most names in a large key tablet under the map. California is shown as an island, but appears on the opposite side of the map to the rest of America. SHIRLEY: 458.
KEERE, Pieter van den.
[The scarce Oxford edition in original colour]
Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula. Oxford: Jan Jansson Ã Waesberg & Sons, Moses Pitt and Stephen Swart, 1680. Original colour. 450 x 535mm. Minor verdigris cracking reinforced on verso.
The world in planisphere, decorated with allegorical figures of the seven known planets along the top, the seven wonders of the world underneath, the Four Elements on the left and Four Seasons on the right. Keere, a prolific engraver of maps whose career spanned nearly half a century, engraved this copy of Blaeu's world map in 1608. Ownership of the plate passed to Jan Jansson c.1620, then after his death onto Jan Jansson Ã Waesberg. He went into partnership with two English publishers, Pitt and Swart, to produce a twelve-volume 'English Atlas' to compete with Blaeu's. This plate was updated for that publication, with a new dedication to the Bishop of Oxford, the re-engraving of California as an island, the insertion of the partial outline of Australia, Ezo and Spitzbergen (enough for Shirley to assign a new entry to it). Between 1680 and 1683 four volumes of the atlas and the text for the fifth were printed in Oxford, but the mounting costs were too much. Production ceased, and for a time Pitt was locked up in the Fleet Prison for debt. SHIRLEY: 504 (see 264 for the original issue.)
DU VAL, Pierre.
[A miniature double hemisphere World map]
Le Monde En Planisphere. Paris, 1682, original outline colour, 110 x 130mm
A miniature double-hemisphere World map, anomalies shown include California as an island, the mythical "Iesso", Australia with an incomplete coastline and a number of single coastlines in the South Pacific which may correspond to either Australia or New Zealand. From Du Val's miniature atlas 'La GÃ©ographie Universelle'.
DE WIT, Frederick.
[Antique world map with decorative borders]
Nova Orbis Tabula in Lucem Edita. Amsterdam, c.1688. Coloured. 475 x 560mm.
Double-hemisphere antique world map, with two further spheres showing the northern and southern hemispheres and cherubs in the cusps. The four corners are taken up with vignettes of the seasons, each with references to the Elements and the Zodiac. The second of two very similar plates. However the northern tip of California (as an island) is pointed instead of flat, and both 'Nova Guinea' and 'Quiri Regio' have been added. First issued c.1680, this is a second state, with a privilege granted to De Wit in 1688. SHIRLEY: 499.
The World in Planisphere. London, Swale & Child, 1695. 170 x 190mm. Narrow lateral margins.
Double-hemisphere world, with the Arctic in the upper cusp. Published in the 'Thesaurus Geographicus'. SHIRLEY: 571.
Werelt Caert. Amsterdam, c.1700. Coloured. 310 x 455mm.
A fine double-hemisphere world. In the four corners are figures and animals representing the continents.