New Additions

An indispensible reference on World maps

SHIRLEY, R.W.

The Mapping of the World: Early Printed Maps 1472-1700.

London: The Holland Press, 1984. Folio, cloth & d/w; pp. 669 profusely illustrated.

Stock ID : 23056

£500

Charming miniature plan of London

Anonymous.

Londres Ville Capitalle del'Angleterre...

Amsterdam, c.1706. Coloured. 125 x 170mm.

Stock ID : 23023

£380

A rare set of seven globe gores of the Pacific with the New Zealand

VALK, Gerard.

[Seven gore sheets from a 15" Dutch table globe.]

Amsterdam, 1707. Seven sheets, each 230 x (at most) 65mm, trimmed ready for use.

Stock ID : 23020

£1,500

Important 16th century 'Upside-Down' map of the Indian Ocean

GASTALDI, Giacomo.

Seconda Tavola.

Venice: Ferrando Bertelli, 1565. Trapezoid, at greatest 280 x 395mm.

Stock ID : 22851

£9,500

Fine manuscript copies of a series of instructive celestial cards

[LEIGH, Samuel.]

Urania's Mirror.

n.d., c.1825. 13 ink and watercolour drawings on perforated cards, with slipcase with mss. title label. Each card 140 x 200mm.

Stock ID : 23048

£1,250

19th century chart of Saturn

PHILIP, George.

Saturn.

London: Philip, c.1884. Wood engraving. 210 x 170mm.

Stock ID : 23009

£175

Early 18th century illustrations of globes and an armillary sphere

FER, Nicolas de.

La Sphere Artificielle. Globe Celeste. Globe Terrestre.

Paris, 1717. Coloured. 225 x 325mm.

Stock ID : 23006

£330

A chart of the constellations Orion and Lepus with transparent 'stars'

BRAUN, Friedrich.

Pl. XXVI. Orion. Le Lièvre. The hare. Der Hase.

Stuttgart: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Lithographic star chart on blue card, pierced and backed with tissue to create a transparency. Sheet 285 x 225mm.

Stock ID : 23000

£275

A chart of the zodiac constellation Libra with transparent 'stars'

BRAUN, Friedrich.

Pl. XII. La Blance. The scales. Die Waage.

Stuttgart: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Lithographic star chart on blue card, pierced and backed with tissue to create a transparency. Sheet 285 x 225mm.

Stock ID : 22999

£275

A chart of the zodiac constellation Virgo with transparent 'stars'

BRAUN, Friedrich.

Pl. IX. La Vierge. The virgin. Der Jungfrau.

Stuttgart: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Lithographic star chart on blue card, pierced and backed with tissue to create a transparency. Sheet 225 x 285mm.

Stock ID : 22998

£275

A chart of the zodiac constellation Taurus with transparent 'stars'

BRAUN, Friedrich.

Pl. XXVII. Le Taureau. The bull. Der Stier.

Stuttgart: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Lithographic star chart on blue card, pierced and backed with tissue to create a transparency. Sheet 225 x 285mm.

Stock ID : 22997

£275

A chart of the zodiac constellation Capricorn with transparent 'stars'

BRAUN, Friedrich.

Pl. XIX. Le Capricorne. The capricorne. Der Steinbock.

Stuttgart: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Lithographic star chart on blue card, pierced and backed with tissue to create a transparency. Sheet 225 x 285mm.

Stock ID : 22996

£275

A chart of the zodiac constellation Cancer with transparent 'stars'

BRAUN, Friedrich.

Pl. XXX. Le Cancer. The cancer. Der Krebs.

Stuttgart: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Lithographic star chart on blue card, pierced and backed with tissue to create a transparency. Sheet 225 x 285mm.

Stock ID : 22995

£275

A chart of the zodiac constellation Aries with transparent 'stars'

BRAUN, Friedrich.

Pl. XXI. Le Bélier. The ram. Die Widder.

Stuttgart: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Lithographic star chart on blue card, pierced and backed with tissue to create a transparency. Sheet 225 x 285mm.

Stock ID : 22994

£275

A chart of the zodiac constellation Gemini with transparent 'stars'

BRAUN, Friedrich.

Pl. XXIXI. Les Gémeaux. The twins. Die Zwillinge.

Stuttgart: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Lithographic star chart on blue card, pierced and backed with tissue to create a transparency. Sheet 225 x 285mm.

Stock ID : 22993

£275

A chart of the zodiac constellation Scorpio with transparent 'stars'

BRAUN, Friedrich.

Pl. XVIII. Le Scorpion. The scorpion. Der Scorpion.

Stuttgart: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Lithographic star chart on blue card, pierced and backed with tissue to create a transparency. Sheet 225 x 285mm.

Stock ID : 22992

£275

A chart of the zodiac constellation Pisces with transparent 'stars'

BRAUN, Friedrich.

Pl. XXIV. Les Poissons. The fishes. Die Fische.

Stuttgart: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Lithographic star chart on blue card, pierced and backed with tissue to create a transparency. Sheet 225 x 285mm.

Stock ID : 22991

£275

A chart of the zodiac constellation Leo with transparent 'stars'

BRAUN, Friedrich.

Pl. VIII. Le Grand Lion. The great lion. Der grosse Löwe.

Stuttgart: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Lithographic star chart on blue card, pierced and backed with tissue to create a transparency. Sheet 225 x 285mm.

Stock ID : 22990

£275

A Japanese satirical map of the British Empire as an octopus

HOSHIKAWA.

[The history of the British Empire.]

Taiwan?, c.1941. Colour-printed wood-engraving. Sheet 245 x 360mm.

Stock ID : 22983

£700

One of the earliest maps to depict the Cape of Good Hope

DE BRY, Theodore.

Delineato Promontorii, Quod Cabo de bona Esperanca vulgo vocatur.

Frankfurt: Wolfgang Richter, 1612. 140 x 170mm, set in letterpress.

Stock ID : 22976

£400

The illustration that introduced the Kangaroo to the British public

STUBBS, George.

No. 20. [An animal found on the coast of New Holland called Kanguroo.]

London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 230 x 270mm.

Stock ID : 22975

£700

The first illustration of a Maori's tattooed face

HAWKESWORTH, John.

No 13. [The head of a New Zealander.]

London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 185 x 225mm.

Stock ID : 22974

£480

A scarce miniature map of the British Isles

HONDIUS, Jodocus II.

Anglia Scotia et Hibernia.

Amsterdam, c.1616. Coloured. 100 x 135mm.

Stock ID : 22973

£180

Ramusio's second woodcut map of Hispaniola

RAMUSIO, Giovanni Battista.

Isola Spagnuola.

Venice, 1565. Woodcut, printed area 190 x 270mm, Italian letterpress on reverse.

Stock ID : 22972

£400

An 18th century Italian plan of Boston Harbour

GAZZETTIERE AMERICANO.

Carte Rappresentante il Porto di Boston.

Livorno: Marco Coltellini, 1763. 220 x 185mm.

Stock ID : 22971

£400

An early prospect of Quebec

Anonymous.

Quebec.

Paris: Louis Crèpy, c.1750. Original colour. 180 x 220mm.

Stock ID : 22965

£980

An 18th century miniature map of Scotland

Anonymous.

A Map of Scotland.

London: J. & P. Knapton et al, 1752. Printed area 110 x 65mm.

Stock ID : 22964

£275

The second of Munster's Ptolemaic world maps

MUNSTER, Sebastian.

Ptolemeisch General Tafel die halbe Rugel der Welt begreissende.

Basle, Sebastian Petri, c.1588. German text edition. Coloured woodcut, printed area 320 x 360mm.

Stock ID : 22959

£1,400

16th century woodcut map of the world

MUNSTER, Sebastian.

Typus Orbis Universalis.

Basle, Henri Petri, c.1552, Latin text edition. Coloured woodcut. Printed area 265 x 380mm.

Stock ID : 22958

£3,200

Munster's famous woodblock illustrating sea monsters

MUNSTER, Sebastian.

Les marins monstres & terrestres, lesquelz on trouve en beaucoup de lieux es partes septentrionales.

Basle, Henri Petri, c.1550, French text edition. Coloured woodcut, image size 250 x 350mm.

Stock ID : 22957

£2,950

The first printed star atlas

PICCOLOMINI, Alessandro.

De le stelle fisse libro uno; Doue di tutte le XLVIII Imagin celesti minutissimamente si narra...

Venice: heirs of Giovanni Varisco, c.1595. 4to (150 x 200mm), contemporary limp vellum with title on spine in old ink; 30 leaves (title and numbers 2-32, with 29 & 30 not called for), with woodcut emblem on title and 2 diagrams; pp. 48 with 47 woodcut star charts, as called for (xvi not used, xxiii misnumbered xiiii); 48 tables on 69 numbered leaves; (6)pp.

Stock ID : 22956

£2,200

William Bligh's mapping of Macao

BLIGH, William.

Sketch of the Typa and Macao.

Dublin, c.1784. Coloured. 265 x 210mm.

Stock ID : 22954

£260

The deluxe ediution of an important large scale map of Sussex

GARDNER, William, YEAKELL, Thomas & GREAM, Thomas.

A Topographical Map of the County of Sussex, divided into Rapes, Deanries and hundreds, Planned from an actual Survey by a Scale of one Inch to a Statue Mile; begun by W. Gardner and the late T. Yeakell, Completed by Tho.s Gream, Land Surveyor, Villiers Street, Strand.

London: William Faden, 1795. Fine original body colour. Four sheets, dissected and laid on linen in four sections, edged with silk as issued, each section 805 x 510mm.

Stock ID : 22942

£2,000

A 16th century prospect of Constantinople

MUNSTER, Sebastian.

Constantinopel des Griechischen Keyserthumbs Hauptstatt, im Lande Thracia am Meere gelegen.

Basle, c.1560, German text. Coloured woodcut, printed area 290 x 390mm, set in text. A wide margin example

Stock ID : 22941

£680

An early map of the Sun after Kircher and Scheiner

ZAHN, Johann.

Schema Corporis Solaris Prout Romae à Scheinero et Kirchero observatum fuit. Anno 1635.

Nuremberg: Johann Christoph Lochner, 1696. Coloured, 360 x 425mm.

Stock ID : 22940

£1,650

An early engraved map of the Sun

ZAHN, Johann.

Schema Corporis Solaris Prout Ab Astronomis Hoc Saeculo Per Machinas Helioscopicas Observatum Est.

Würtzburg, 1686. Coloured. 290 x 360mm.

Stock ID : 22939

£1,800

An uncommon 17th century map of Europe

MERIAN, Matthaus.

Europa Partium Orbis Terrae.

Frankfurt, c.1640. Coloured. 335 x 450mm.

Stock ID : 22936

£750

An important 16th century plan of Constantinople

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans.

Byzantium, nunc Constantinopolis.

Cologne, 1574-, Latin text edition. Original colour. 330 x 485mm.

Stock ID : 22935

£2,750

A detailed 18th century two-sheet map of Scotland

MOLL, Herman.

The North Part of Great Britain called Scotland.

London: Moll, John Bowles & Thomas Bowles & John King, c.1720. Coloured. Printed on two sheets and conjoined, total 600 x 1000mm.

Stock ID : 22934

£1,650

A mid-17th century map of China

MERIAN, Matthaus.

China Veteribus Sinarum Regio nunc Incolis Tame dicta.

Frankfurt, c.1649. Coloured. 275 x 350mm.

Stock ID : 22922

£750

Munster's famous 'Upside-down' map of Europe

MUNSTER, Sebastian.

Europa das ein drittheil der Erden nach Gelegenheit unsern Zeiten.

Basle, Henri Petri, c.1550. Coloured woodcut, 270 x 340mm.

Stock ID : 22917

£1,250

INDEX

New Additions

An indispensible reference on World maps

SHIRLEY, R.W.

The Mapping of the World: Early Printed Maps 1472-1700.

London: The Holland Press, 1984. Folio, cloth & d/w; pp. 669 profusely illustrated.

Stock ID : 23056

£500

Charming miniature plan of London

Anonymous.

Londres Ville Capitalle del'Angleterre...

Amsterdam, c.1706. Coloured. 125 x 170mm.

Stock ID : 23023

£380

A rare set of seven globe gores of the Pacific with the New Zealand

VALK, Gerard.

[Seven gore sheets from a 15" Dutch table globe.]

Amsterdam, 1707. Seven sheets, each 230 x (at most) 65mm, trimmed ready for use.

Stock ID : 23020

£1,500

Important 16th century 'Upside-Down' map of the Indian Ocean

GASTALDI, Giacomo.

Seconda Tavola.

Venice: Ferrando Bertelli, 1565. Trapezoid, at greatest 280 x 395mm.

Stock ID : 22851

£9,500

Fine manuscript copies of a series of instructive celestial cards

[LEIGH, Samuel.]

Urania's Mirror.

n.d., c.1825. 13 ink and watercolour drawings on perforated cards, with slipcase with mss. title label. Each card 140 x 200mm.

Stock ID : 23048

£1,250

19th century chart of Saturn

PHILIP, George.

Saturn.

London: Philip, c.1884. Wood engraving. 210 x 170mm.

Stock ID : 23009

£175

Early 18th century illustrations of globes and an armillary sphere

FER, Nicolas de.

La Sphere Artificielle. Globe Celeste. Globe Terrestre.

Paris, 1717. Coloured. 225 x 325mm.

Stock ID : 23006

£330

A chart of the constellations Orion and Lepus with transparent 'stars'

BRAUN, Friedrich.

Pl. XXVI. Orion. Le Lièvre. The hare. Der Hase.

Stuttgart: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Lithographic star chart on blue card, pierced and backed with tissue to create a transparency. Sheet 285 x 225mm.

Stock ID : 23000

£275

A chart of the zodiac constellation Libra with transparent 'stars'

BRAUN, Friedrich.

Pl. XII. La Blance. The scales. Die Waage.

Stuttgart: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Lithographic star chart on blue card, pierced and backed with tissue to create a transparency. Sheet 285 x 225mm.

Stock ID : 22999

£275

A chart of the zodiac constellation Virgo with transparent 'stars'

BRAUN, Friedrich.

Pl. IX. La Vierge. The virgin. Der Jungfrau.

Stuttgart: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Lithographic star chart on blue card, pierced and backed with tissue to create a transparency. Sheet 225 x 285mm.

Stock ID : 22998

£275

A chart of the zodiac constellation Taurus with transparent 'stars'

BRAUN, Friedrich.

Pl. XXVII. Le Taureau. The bull. Der Stier.

Stuttgart: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Lithographic star chart on blue card, pierced and backed with tissue to create a transparency. Sheet 225 x 285mm.

Stock ID : 22997

£275

A chart of the zodiac constellation Capricorn with transparent 'stars'

BRAUN, Friedrich.

Pl. XIX. Le Capricorne. The capricorne. Der Steinbock.

Stuttgart: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Lithographic star chart on blue card, pierced and backed with tissue to create a transparency. Sheet 225 x 285mm.

Stock ID : 22996

£275

A chart of the zodiac constellation Cancer with transparent 'stars'

BRAUN, Friedrich.

Pl. XXX. Le Cancer. The cancer. Der Krebs.

Stuttgart: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Lithographic star chart on blue card, pierced and backed with tissue to create a transparency. Sheet 225 x 285mm.

Stock ID : 22995

£275

A chart of the zodiac constellation Aries with transparent 'stars'

BRAUN, Friedrich.

Pl. XXI. Le Bélier. The ram. Die Widder.

Stuttgart: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Lithographic star chart on blue card, pierced and backed with tissue to create a transparency. Sheet 225 x 285mm.

Stock ID : 22994

£275

A chart of the zodiac constellation Gemini with transparent 'stars'

BRAUN, Friedrich.

Pl. XXIXI. Les Gémeaux. The twins. Die Zwillinge.

Stuttgart: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Lithographic star chart on blue card, pierced and backed with tissue to create a transparency. Sheet 225 x 285mm.

Stock ID : 22993

£275

A chart of the zodiac constellation Scorpio with transparent 'stars'

BRAUN, Friedrich.

Pl. XVIII. Le Scorpion. The scorpion. Der Scorpion.

Stuttgart: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Lithographic star chart on blue card, pierced and backed with tissue to create a transparency. Sheet 225 x 285mm.

Stock ID : 22992

£275

A chart of the zodiac constellation Pisces with transparent 'stars'

BRAUN, Friedrich.

Pl. XXIV. Les Poissons. The fishes. Die Fische.

Stuttgart: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Lithographic star chart on blue card, pierced and backed with tissue to create a transparency. Sheet 225 x 285mm.

Stock ID : 22991

£275

A chart of the zodiac constellation Leo with transparent 'stars'

BRAUN, Friedrich.

Pl. VIII. Le Grand Lion. The great lion. Der grosse Löwe.

Stuttgart: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Lithographic star chart on blue card, pierced and backed with tissue to create a transparency. Sheet 225 x 285mm.

Stock ID : 22990

£275

A Japanese satirical map of the British Empire as an octopus

HOSHIKAWA.

[The history of the British Empire.]

Taiwan?, c.1941. Colour-printed wood-engraving. Sheet 245 x 360mm.

Stock ID : 22983

£700

One of the earliest maps to depict the Cape of Good Hope

DE BRY, Theodore.

Delineato Promontorii, Quod Cabo de bona Esperanca vulgo vocatur.

Frankfurt: Wolfgang Richter, 1612. 140 x 170mm, set in letterpress.

Stock ID : 22976

£400

The illustration that introduced the Kangaroo to the British public

STUBBS, George.

No. 20. [An animal found on the coast of New Holland called Kanguroo.]

London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 230 x 270mm.

Stock ID : 22975

£700

The first illustration of a Maori's tattooed face

HAWKESWORTH, John.

No 13. [The head of a New Zealander.]

London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 185 x 225mm.

Stock ID : 22974

£480

A scarce miniature map of the British Isles

HONDIUS, Jodocus II.

Anglia Scotia et Hibernia.

Amsterdam, c.1616. Coloured. 100 x 135mm.

Stock ID : 22973

£180

Ramusio's second woodcut map of Hispaniola

RAMUSIO, Giovanni Battista.

Isola Spagnuola.

Venice, 1565. Woodcut, printed area 190 x 270mm, Italian letterpress on reverse.

Stock ID : 22972

£400

An 18th century Italian plan of Boston Harbour

GAZZETTIERE AMERICANO.

Carte Rappresentante il Porto di Boston.

Livorno: Marco Coltellini, 1763. 220 x 185mm.

Stock ID : 22971

£400

An early prospect of Quebec

Anonymous.

Quebec.

Paris: Louis Crèpy, c.1750. Original colour. 180 x 220mm.

Stock ID : 22965

£980

An 18th century miniature map of Scotland

Anonymous.

A Map of Scotland.

London: J. & P. Knapton et al, 1752. Printed area 110 x 65mm.

Stock ID : 22964

£275

The second of Munster's Ptolemaic world maps

MUNSTER, Sebastian.

Ptolemeisch General Tafel die halbe Rugel der Welt begreissende.

Basle, Sebastian Petri, c.1588. German text edition. Coloured woodcut, printed area 320 x 360mm.

Stock ID : 22959

£1,400

16th century woodcut map of the world

MUNSTER, Sebastian.

Typus Orbis Universalis.

Basle, Henri Petri, c.1552, Latin text edition. Coloured woodcut. Printed area 265 x 380mm.

Stock ID : 22958

£3,200

Munster's famous woodblock illustrating sea monsters

MUNSTER, Sebastian.

Les marins monstres & terrestres, lesquelz on trouve en beaucoup de lieux es partes septentrionales.

Basle, Henri Petri, c.1550, French text edition. Coloured woodcut, image size 250 x 350mm.

Stock ID : 22957

£2,950

The first printed star atlas

PICCOLOMINI, Alessandro.

De le stelle fisse libro uno; Doue di tutte le XLVIII Imagin celesti minutissimamente si narra...

Venice: heirs of Giovanni Varisco, c.1595. 4to (150 x 200mm), contemporary limp vellum with title on spine in old ink; 30 leaves (title and numbers 2-32, with 29 & 30 not called for), with woodcut emblem on title and 2 diagrams; pp. 48 with 47 woodcut star charts, as called for (xvi not used, xxiii misnumbered xiiii); 48 tables on 69 numbered leaves; (6)pp.

Stock ID : 22956

£2,200

William Bligh's mapping of Macao

BLIGH, William.

Sketch of the Typa and Macao.

Dublin, c.1784. Coloured. 265 x 210mm.

Stock ID : 22954

£260

The deluxe ediution of an important large scale map of Sussex

GARDNER, William, YEAKELL, Thomas & GREAM, Thomas.

A Topographical Map of the County of Sussex, divided into Rapes, Deanries and hundreds, Planned from an actual Survey by a Scale of one Inch to a Statue Mile; begun by W. Gardner and the late T. Yeakell, Completed by Tho.s Gream, Land Surveyor, Villiers Street, Strand.

London: William Faden, 1795. Fine original body colour. Four sheets, dissected and laid on linen in four sections, edged with silk as issued, each section 805 x 510mm.

Stock ID : 22942

£2,000

A 16th century prospect of Constantinople

MUNSTER, Sebastian.

Constantinopel des Griechischen Keyserthumbs Hauptstatt, im Lande Thracia am Meere gelegen.

Basle, c.1560, German text. Coloured woodcut, printed area 290 x 390mm, set in text. A wide margin example

Stock ID : 22941

£680

An early map of the Sun after Kircher and Scheiner

ZAHN, Johann.

Schema Corporis Solaris Prout Romae à Scheinero et Kirchero observatum fuit. Anno 1635.

Nuremberg: Johann Christoph Lochner, 1696. Coloured, 360 x 425mm.

Stock ID : 22940

£1,650

An early engraved map of the Sun

ZAHN, Johann.

Schema Corporis Solaris Prout Ab Astronomis Hoc Saeculo Per Machinas Helioscopicas Observatum Est.

Würtzburg, 1686. Coloured. 290 x 360mm.

Stock ID : 22939

£1,800

An uncommon 17th century map of Europe

MERIAN, Matthaus.

Europa Partium Orbis Terrae.

Frankfurt, c.1640. Coloured. 335 x 450mm.

Stock ID : 22936

£750

An important 16th century plan of Constantinople

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans.

Byzantium, nunc Constantinopolis.

Cologne, 1574-, Latin text edition. Original colour. 330 x 485mm.

Stock ID : 22935

£2,750

A detailed 18th century two-sheet map of Scotland

MOLL, Herman.

The North Part of Great Britain called Scotland.

London: Moll, John Bowles & Thomas Bowles & John King, c.1720. Coloured. Printed on two sheets and conjoined, total 600 x 1000mm.

Stock ID : 22934

£1,650

A mid-17th century map of China

MERIAN, Matthaus.

China Veteribus Sinarum Regio nunc Incolis Tame dicta.

Frankfurt, c.1649. Coloured. 275 x 350mm.

Stock ID : 22922

£750

Munster's famous 'Upside-down' map of Europe

MUNSTER, Sebastian.

Europa das ein drittheil der Erden nach Gelegenheit unsern Zeiten.

Basle, Henri Petri, c.1550. Coloured woodcut, 270 x 340mm.

Stock ID : 22917

£1,250