The auction catalogues of an outstanding collection of atlases.


The Wardington Library: Important Atlases & Geographies. Part One: A-K. [&] Part Two: L-Z.
London: 2005 & 2006. Two volumes, publisher's cloth with pasted illustration on front board; Vol I pp. 367, Vol 2 pp. 371, profusely illustrated.

Stock ID : 22071


Cook's Third Voyage, with the First Map of Hawaii

COOK, Captain James.

A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, Undertaken, By the Command of his Majesty. Performed under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, In His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery; in the Years 1776, 1777, 1779, and 1780. The Second Edition.
London: Nichol & Cadell, 1785. Three vols (lacking the plate volume), 4to, original calf, morocco title labels, rebacked, marbled boards with bookplate on front pastedowns. Vol 1, title + (viii) (contents) + xcvi + 421, 7 engraved plates; vol 2, title + (xii) (contents) + 548, 9 engraved plates; vol 3, title + (xi) (contents) + 556, 6 engraved plates. Complete as 'List of Plates', with plates in the atlas volume marked with asterisks.

Stock ID : 10583


A bibliography and biography of Hollar, extra-illustrated with original etchings

VERTUE, George.

A Description of the Works Of the Ingenious Delineator and Engraver Wenceslaus Hollar, Disposed into Classes of Different Sorts; with Some Account of His Life.
London: George Vertue, 1745. First Edition. Small 4to, later half morocco gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers; pp. vi + 137 + (26) (later blanks); title with engraved portrait, engraved plate with prospect of London and index, two engraved head pieces (homage to Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel & prospect of Prague) and a decorative tailpiece. Extra-illustrated with 56 etchings by Hollar, mounted in album paper.

Stock ID : 22727


The story of the Spanish Armada from the House of Lords tapestries

PINE, John.

The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lords: Representing the several Engagements Between the English and Spanish Fleets. In the ever memorable Year MDLXXXVIII...
London, John Pine, 1739. Later full calf gilt, marbled edges; engr. title, dedication, pp. (ii) (list of subscribers) + 24, engr. map, 10 maritime views, 10 charts printed in pairs, the views and charts printed in blue within black separately-printed decorative borders.

Stock ID : 14002


Rosaccio's 'Theatre of Heaven and Earth'

ROSACCIO, Giuseppe.

Teatro del Cielo, e della Terra, Del Dottor in Filosofia, e Medicina Gioseppe Rosaccio..
Venice, Domenico Lovisa, c.1712. 8vo, contemporary boards; pp. 140+(4), incl. title with woodcut world map after Macrobius, eleven woodcut maps, and text illus. including the world map repeated twice more.

Stock ID : 18159


An important Italian translation of Ovid's 'Metamorphoses'

DOLCE, Lodovico.

Le Trasformationi di M. Lodovico Dolce. In questa quarta impressione da lui in molti luoghi ricorrette.
Venice: Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari, 1557. Fourth edition. 4to, C18th half calf with marbled boards and endpapers; pp. (xvi)+309+(i)+colophon; woodcut title and text illustrations throughout, incl. world map on p.3.

Stock ID : 15464


An Italian poem about hunting, illustrated with Ludovico Dolce's world map

SCANDIANESE, Tito Giovanni.

I Quattro Libri della Caccia. [Bound with] La Sfera di Proclo.
Venice: Gabriel Giolito et Fratelli, 1556, First Edition. 4to, contemporary limp vellum; pp. 164 + 20, 16 woodcut vignettes with other woodcut decorations. [&] pp. 23, title with woodcut illustration, other woodcut decorations, publisher's emblem at end.

Stock ID : 17393


The first vernacular edition of 'De Architectura' by Vitruvius


Di Lucio Vitruvio Pollione de Architectura Libri Dece traducti de latino in Vulgare affigurati: Comentati: & con mirando ordine Insigniti: per il quale facilmente potrai trouvare la multitudine de lí soi loci & in epsa tabula con summo studio expositi & enucleati ad Immensa utilitate de ciascuo Studioso & benivolo di epsa opera.
Como: Gotardo da Ponte for Agostino Gallo and Aloisio Pirovano. 1521. Folio (400 x 270mm), full 16th century vellum; 192 leaves (8 unnumbered leaves, 183 leaves foliated I - CLXXXIII, final leaf with note and errata); printed title with elaborate woodcut vignette 117 woodcut illustrations and diagrams (10 full-page), printer's device (a smaller version of that for the title) on Z7 verso, errata and editor's note on Z8 recto, large historiated and foliated white-on-black initials throughout.

Stock ID : 20810