Porcacchi's Isolario


L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo Descritte da Thomaso Porcacchi da Castiglione Arrentino e intagliate da Girolamo Porro Con l'Aggiunta di molte Isole.
Venice: Heirs of Simon Galignani, 1604. Folio, rebound in full vellum; pp. (xxii)+211; engraved title, 48 engraved maps in text, numerous woodcut emblems. Complete.

Stock ID : 18695


The first Hondius issue of Mercator's edition of Ptolemy's Geography

PTOLEMY, Claudius.

Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini. Geographiae libri octo Graeco-Latini...
Amsterdam: Cornelis Nicolai and Jodocus Hondius, 1605. Folio (425 x 280mm), contemporary red morocco gilt, arabesque central ornament within fillet and roll-tool frames, single ornament in spine compartments, remains of silk ties; pp. (10)+215+(32)(index); engr. title, portrait of Mercator in text and 28 double-page engraved maps with Latin text on verso.

Stock ID : 22505


A fine example of the First Edition of Camden's 'Britannia' with maps

CAMDEN, William.

Britannia, sive Florentissimorum Regnorum Angliæ, Scotiæ, Hiberniæ, et Insularem adiacentium ex intima antiquate, Chorographica descriptio: Nunc postremò recognita, plurimis locis magna accessione adaucta, & Chartis Chorographicis illustrata.
London: George Bishop & John Norton, 1607. First Folio Edition. 18th century full calf gilt, maroon morocco title label, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers; pp. (xiv) + 860 + (230) (corrigenda and indexes); engraved title page and 57 maps (all but two double-page), nine plates and numerous woodcut illustrations in text

Stock ID : 19663


A magnificent example of the first folio sea atlas of the World


Cinquiesme Partie du Grand Atlas, Contenant Vue parfaicte Description du Monde Maritime Ou Hydrographie generale de toute la Terre. enriche des particularities de la Navigation tant Ancienne que Moderne, Avec un excellent & curieux Tableau du Monde des Anciens Accompagne Des Paralleles de l'Antique & Nouvelle Grece; C'est a dire, Une collation des lieux de l'Antiquite avec ceux de nostre Temps. Ou Vue veritable correspondence des anciennes denominations avec les Modernes, Selon le calcul des plus doctes de nostre siecle.
Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, 1650, First French Edition. Folio (515 x 340), publisher's gilt-panelled vellum; pp. (ii)+294+209+(i); engraved title with letterpress label and 33 double-page maps, all in original hand colour.

Stock ID : 23074


The atlas volume from Humboldt's important description of New Spain

HUMBOLDT, Alexander von.

Geographischer und Physischer Atlas von Neu-Spanien. gegründet auf astronom: trigonom: und Barometer Messunden [old ink mss.].
Tubingen bey J.C. Cotta, 1810 [old ink mss.]. Folio, contemporary half calf with marbled boards, maroon morocco gilt title label on front board; title in old ink mss on front endpaper. Plates numbered 1-20 (6-8 on one sheet): a two-sheet folding map, 4 double-page maps, 6 single page maps, 4 double-page cross sections with hand colour, 2 sepia aquatint views of volcanos, 1 engraved table. With the bookplate of Gustav Parthey. Two Prussian passports for Parthey, dated 1858 & 1867, loosely inserted.

Stock ID : 23007


A pocket atlas of England and Wales

WALLIS, James.

Lewis's New Traveller's Guide, or a Pocket Edition of the English Counties, Containing all the Direct & Cross Roads in England and Wales. With the Distance of each Principal Place from London.
London: William Lewis, 1819-27. Octavo, original half calf gilt, publisher's label on fron board; frontispiece general map in original colour, engr. title, pp. (viii), and 42 maps in original colour (one folding), as called for, each with 2pp. text.

Stock ID : 20636


The rare first issue of an important American atlas in fine original colour

TANNER, Henry Schenck.

A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, KIngdoms, States and Republics of the World With a special map of each of the United States, plans of Cities &c. Comprehended in seventy sheets and forming a series of One Hundred and Seventeen Maps, Plans and Sections.
Philadelphia, 1836, First Atlas Edition. Folio (400 x 330mm), original half morocco gilt; pp. (vi) + (6)(publisher's ads); engr. title with vignette, 68 numbered maps & town plans and one plate, all but title with bright original hand colour. Complete as index (70 plates including title).

Stock ID : 22905