New Additions

Ruysch's 1507 world map, with the earliest obtainable depiction of the Americas

RUYSCH, Johann.

Universalior Cogniti Orbis Tabula Ex Recentibus Confecta Observationibus.

Rome: Bernardinus Venetus de Vitalibus, 1507-8. Two sheets, 400 x 280mm & 400 x 275mm.

Stock ID : 22807

£300,000

An important compilation of travels and voyages

RAMUSIO, Giovanni Battista.

Primo volume, & Terza editione Delle Navigationi et Viaggi... [&] Secondo Volume... [&] Dell Navigationi et Viaggi Raccolte da M. Gio. Battista Ramusio, Voukme Terzo.

Venice: Stamperia de Giunti, 1563, 1559 & 1606. Three volumes. folio (300 x 200mm), later uniform vellum reusing liturgical manuscript leaves with added ink speckling, red edges, later marbled endpapers. Vol 1: title+[vi}+394 numbered leaves, three double-page woodcut maps. Vol 2: title+[4]+156 numbered leaves, woodcuts in text. Vol 3: title+[x]+430 numbered leaves, 7 double-page maps, other woodcuts in text.

Stock ID : 22073

£30,000

An important geological map of England and Wales on six sheets

GREENOUGH, George Bellas.

A Geological Map of England & Wales by G.B. Greenough Esq.r, President of the Geological Society, F.R.S. F.L.S.

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, November 1st 1819 (but not published until 1820). First edition. Original colour. Six sheets, each 640 x 840mm, total if joined c. 1950 x 1610mm.

Stock ID : 20885

£25,000

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

£18,000

An important Leo Belgicus in fine original colour

LANGREN, Hendrik Floris van.

Leo Belgicus. Artificiosa & Geographica tabula sub Leonis figura 17, inferioris Germaniae Provincias repraesentans, cui addita suntsingularum insignia, unà cum ordinaria Praefectuarum distinctione earumque Praefectis prout a.o 1559. à supremo earundem Magistratu distributae atque constitutae fuerunt.

Amsterdam: Pieter van den Keere, 1622, French text edition. Original colour. 370 x 460mm.

Stock ID : 22628

£18,000

Johannes Blaeu's superb double-hemisphere world map

BLAEU, Johannes.

Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula.

Amsterdam, 1662, Latin text edition. Original colour. 415 x 540mm, with wide margins.

Stock ID : 22631

£16,500

The famous Poverty Map of London

BOOTH, Charles.

Descriptive Map of London Poverty 1889.

London: McMillan & Co., c.1889. Original colour. Four sheets conjoined, total 980 x 1210mm.

Stock ID : 22535

£16,000

A station 'Double Crown' poster map of the Underground by Beck

BECK, Henry C.

London Transport Underground.

London: Waterlow & Sons, 1935. Colour lithographic map. Sheet 605 x 775mm.

Stock ID : 22747

£14,000

The famous sea-monsters map of Iceland

ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Islandia.

Antwerp, 1603, Latin text edition. Old colour. 390 x 490mm, with wide margins.

Stock ID : 22256

£13,500

A rare 16th century world map depicting the aftermath of the Deluge

ARIAS MONTANUS, Benedictus.

Benedict Arias Montanus Sacrae Geographiae Tabulam ex Antiquissimorum Cultor... 1571.

Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1571, RARE FIRST STATE. 320 x 530mm.

Stock ID : 22321

£12,500

A Presentation Copy of the first geological map of France

DUFRENOY, P.A. & ELIE DE BEAUMONT, J.B.

Carte Géologique de la France exécutee sous la direction de M.r Brouchant de Villiers, Inspecteur géneral des Mines, par MM. Dufrénoy et Elie de Beaumont, Ingenieurs des Mines, commencée soud l'administration fr M.r Becquey, Directeur général des Ponts et Chaussées des Mines, terminée en 1840... [WITH] Explication de la Carte Géologique de la France. Tome Premier.

Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1841, First Edition. Lithographic map in fine original colour, dissected and laid on linen in six sections, total 2190 x 2240mm, with half calf pull-off slipcase; with two text volumes (1841 & 1848), 4to, half calf with marbled boards, several text engravings, vol. 1 with a coloured folding index map. With a presentation inscription from Dufrénoy to his step-father.

Stock ID : 22479

£12,500

An important early 18th century prospect of London

KIP, Johannes.

La Ville de Londres. Prospectus Londinensis.

London, c.1720. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined as issued, total 490 x 1180mm.

Stock ID : 22756

£12,000

A classic 16th century map of South America

LINSCHOTEN, Jan Huygen van.

Delineatio omnium orarum totius Australis partis Americae...

Amsterdam, c.1596. Coloured. 395 x 530mm.

Stock ID : 22752

£8,000

The earliest available printed map of London

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans.

Londinum Feracissimi Angliae Regni Metropolis.

Cologne: c.1574, Latin text edition. Original colour. 330 x 490mm.

Stock ID : 22633

£7,500

A beautiful 17th century sea chart of Europe on two sheets

DE WIT, Frederick.

Totius Europae Littora Novissimè edita. Pascaert vertoonende alle de See-custen van Europa.

Amsterdam, c.1675. Original colour refreshed. Two sheets conjoined, total 495 x 890mm.

Stock ID : 22277

£7,500

Important map of Taiwan according to the Dutch East India Company

VALENTYN, François.

Kaart van het Eyland Formosa en de Eylanden van Piscadores.

Dortrecht & Amsterdam: Jan van Braam & G. onder de Linden, 1724-6. 440 x 550mm.

Stock ID : 22749

£6,500

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

£6,500

The first map of the continent of America

MUNSTER, Sebastian.

Tavola dell'isole nuove, le quali son nominate occidentali, & indiane per diversi rispensi.

Basle, c.1558. Italian text edition. Coloured woodcut, image size 270 x 340mm.

Stock ID : 22614

£6,250

A beautiful 17th century carte-à-figure map of Italy

HONDIUS, Jodocus II.

Tabulae Italiae, Corsicae, Sardiniae, et adjacentium Regnorum. Nova et accurata delineation... Edita per Johannem Janssonium Amsterod. Aº1628.

Amsterdam, Jan Jansson, c.1630, German text edition. Fine original colour. 465 x 545mm.

Stock ID : 22286

£5,500

A very fine example of Moll's two-sheet map of the world

MOLL, Herman.

A New and Correct Map of The Whole World, Laid Down According to the Newest Discoveries, and the Most Exact Observations.

London: Herman Moll, John Bowles, Thomas Bowles & Philip Overton, 1709. Original outline colour refreshed. Two sheets conjoined, total 700 x 1200mm

Stock ID : 22632

£5,000

The most important early map of Ireland

BOAZIO, Baptista.

Irlandiae Accurata Descriptio.

Antwerp, Johannes Baptista Vrients, 1608 or 1612, Italian text edition. Original colour with additions. 440 x 570mm.

Stock ID : 22287

£5,000

A very rare English map of Barbados

FORD, Richard.

A New Map of the Island of Barbadoes, wherein every Parish, Plantation, Watermill, Windmill and Cattlemill is described with the name of the Present possessor and all things els Remarkable according to a Late Exact Survey thereof.

London: George Willdey, c.1715. 485 x 570mm.

Stock ID : 22746

£4,500

A rare 'carte à figure' map of Spain and Portugal, first state

VISSCHER, Claes Janszoon.

Nova et accurata Tabula Hispaniae Praecipuis, Urbibus, Vestitu, Insignibus, et Antiquitatibus exornata per N. Johannis Visscher. anno 1623.

Amsterdam: Nicolas Janszoon Visscher, c.1638. Coloured. 465 x 560mm.

Stock ID : 22257

£4,400

A fine three-sheet map of Georgian London

HOMANN HEIRS.

Urbium Londini et West-Monasterii nec non Suburbii Southwark accurata Ichnographia... 1736.

Nuremberg, 1736. Original colour with additions. Three sheets conjoined, total 520 x 1720mm.

Stock ID : 18492

£4,000

Colour-printed examples of George Morland's famous anti-slavery scenes

MORLAND, George.

African Hospitality. [&] Slave Trade.

London: S. Morgan, 1814. Pair of mezzotints, printed in colours and hand-finished. Each c. 475 x 650mm.

Stock ID : 22500

£4,000

A scarce broadsheet map of the Siege of Mahon in 1781

LOPEZ, Thomas.

Plano de la Isla de Menorca; con expresion de las disposiciones dadas para el desembarco del Exército Español del mando del Excmo. Sr. Duque de Crillón; igualmente que de las que no se pudieron executar por la contrariedad de los vientos.

Madrid, 1781. Engraved map set in Spanish letterpress, sheet 505 x 450mm.

Stock ID : 22638

£3,750

A rare 'carte à figures' map of Denmark

KEERE, Pieter van den.

Daniae Regni Typum Potentissimo. Invictissimoque D. Christiano, Daniae, Norvegiae, Gottorum Vandalorum Regi, lubens offert.

Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, c.1630. Old colour. 465 x 560mm.

Stock ID : 22259

£3,750

A rare 'carte à figures' map of France

KEERE, Pieter van den.

Gallia Nova Galliae descriptio multis in locis de integro emendata simulquae effigies Principum, praecipuas Gallorum urbes ac habitus exhibens.

Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, c.1630. Fine original colour. 460 x 560mm.

Stock ID : 22258

£3,500

An important map of early modern archaeology in Nineveh

JONES, James Felix.

Vestiges of Assyria. Sheet 1st, an Ichnographic Sketch of the remains of ancient Nineveh, with the enciente of the modern Mosul... constructed from the trigonometrical survey in the spring of 1852, at the command of the government of India, by Felix Jones, Commander, Indian Navy and Surveyor in Mesopotamia. Aided in the field operations by J.M. Hyslop, Esq.r M.D. Med.l Staff, Bombay Army.

London: John Walker, 1855. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued, total 1275 x 735mm. With facsimile signature.

Stock ID : 22248

£3,250

An important map of early modern archaeology in Assyria

JONES, James Felix.

As an accompaniment to the 1st and 2nd sheets of the Vestiges of Assyria. Sheet 3d being a Map of the country included in the angle formed by River Tigris & the Upper Zab shewing the disposition of the various ancient sites in the Vicinity of Nineveh. from the trigonometrical survey made by order of the Governor of India in the Spring of 1852 by Felix Jones, Commander, Indian Navy and Surveyor in Mesopotamia aided in the field operations by J.M. Hyslop, Esq.r M.D. Med.l Staff, Bombay Army.

London: John Walker, 1855. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued, total 1275 x 735mm. With facsimile signature.

Stock ID : 22303

£3,250

A monumental sea chart of south-west England

HOOGHE, Romeyn de.

Carte Maritime de l'Angleterre depuis les Sorlingues jusques à Portland...

Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier, 1693. Original colour with additions, including gold highlights. Two sheets conjoined, total 600 x 950mm.

Stock ID : 22528

£3,250

A four-sheet wall map of Switzerland in fine colour

SCHEUCHZER, Johann Jakob.

Nova Helvetiae Tabula Geographica...

Amsterdam: Pieter Schenk, 1712. Fine original colour. Four plates, each c.470 x 565mm.

Stock ID : 22650

£3,250

An unrecorded state of Saxton's map of South East England

SAXTON, Christopher.

Sussex, Surry and Kent, by C.S. Corrected and Amended with many Additions by Phil Lea. Cantii, Southsexiae, Surriae et Middelsexiae comitat. Una cum suis Undique confinibus, Oppidis, pagis, Villis, et Fluminibus, in eisdem vera descriptio.

London: Philip Lea, c.1690. Original outline colour. 410 x 540mm.

Stock ID : 22260

£3,000

A monumental sea chart of south-east England

HOOGHE, Romeyn de.

Carte Nouvelle des Costes d'Angleterre depuis la Riviere de la Tamise jusques à Portland..

Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier, 1693. Original colour refreshed, with gold highlights. Two sheets conjoined, total 600 x 950mm.

Stock ID : 22527

£3,000

A satire against Napoleon printed on a handkerchief

Anonymous.

Stage of Europe Dec.r 1812. Europaische Schaubuhne in December 1812.

English, c.1812. Cotton handkerchief printed in ochre colour. 775 x 870mm.

Stock ID : 21941

£3,000

A monumental sea chart of the Strait of Dover and southern North Sea

HOOGHE, Romeyn de.

Carte Nouvelle des Costes de Hollande, Zéelande, Flandre, Picardie, & Normandie, depuis la Brille jusques à Dieppe, avec une Partie des costes d'Angleterre, depuis l'emboucheure de la Tamise, et les Isles Voisines jusques à Bevesier...

Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier, 1693. Original colour with additions, including gold highlights. Two sheets conjoined, total 595 x 955mm.

Stock ID : 22529

£2,600

A map of North America during the Mississippi Bubble

CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham.

Carte de la Nouvelle France, où se voit le cours des Grandes Rivieres de S.Laurens & de Mississipi...

Amsterdam, 1718. Coloured. 425 x 500mm.

Stock ID : 22751

£2,400

A scarce early 19th century brass navigator's tool

CARY, William.

[A 48 inch brass navigator's scale rule.]

London, c. 1800. Brass, with etched graduations. 1220 x 70 x 4mm, with original wooden case.

Stock ID : 22524

£2,200

A map of New York and New Jersey at the outbreak of the American Revolution

LOTTER, Matthäus Albrecht.

A Map of The Provinces of New-York and New-Jersey, with a part of Pennsylvania and the Province of Quebec. from the Topographical Observations of C.J. Sauthier.

Augsburg, M.A. Lotter, 1777. Original colour refreshed. 760 x 580mm.

Stock ID : 22635

£2,000

A Dutch map of the British Isles, celebrating the Glorious Revolution

ALLARD, Carel.

Accuratissima Angliae Scotiae Et Hiberniae Tab, De N.vo in lucem edita à Carolo Allard.

Amsterdam, Allard, c.1690. Fine original colour. Map 510 x 590mm, with rare gazetteer side panels, total width 1170mm.

Stock ID : 22276

£2,000

A 16th century town plan of Cambridge

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans.

Cantebrigia, opulentissimi Anglie Regni, urbs celeberrimi nominis, ab Academie conditore Cantabro, cognominata...

Cologne, 1575-, Latin text edition. Original colour. 325 x 440mm.

Stock ID : 22754

£1,900

16th century Dutch map of the British Isles

ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Angliae, Scotiae, et Hiberniae, Sive Britannicar: Insularum Descriptio.

Antwerp: 1585, Latin edition. Original colour with additions. 345 x 500mm.

Stock ID : 22753

£1,600

An important large-scale map of Middlesex

GREENWOOD, Christopher.

Map of the County of Middlesex, from an Actual Survey made in the Years 1818 & 1819 by C. Greenwood. To the Nobility, Clergy & Gentry of Middlesex, This Map of the County Is most respectfully Dedicated by The Proprietors.

London: G. Pringle and C. Greenwood, 1819. Dissected and laid on linen in four sections, each 630 x 665mm, total 1260 x 1330mm,

Stock ID : 22400

£1,600

The First Issue of this 17th century Dutch map of the Turkish Empire

HONDIUS, Jodocus.

Turcici Imperii Imago.

Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius, 1606, FIRST EDITION, Latin text. Old colour. 365 x 490mm.

Stock ID : 22640

£1,500

Early woodblock map of London

MUNSTER, Sebastian.

Londinum Feracis: Ang. Met.

Basle, 1598, German edition. Coloured woodcut, printed area 245 x 360mm.

Stock ID : 22654

£1,500

A 16th century woodcut map of the world after Ptolemy

MUNSTER, Sebastian.

Figura del Mondo Universale.

Basle: Henri Petri, c.1558, Italian text edition. Coloured woodcut. 260 x 340mm.

Stock ID : 22615

£1,300

A classic early map of Scotland in fine original colour

ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Scotiae Tabula.

Antwerp: Jan Vrients, 1608 or 1611, Italian text edition. Original colour. 355 x 480mm.

Stock ID : 22634

£1,250

An 18th century traders' map of the Great Lakes

CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham.

Carte Particuliere de Fleuve Saint Louis Dressee sur Les Lieux avec Noms des Sauvages du Pais, des Marchandises qu'on Y Porte & qu'on Reçoit & des Animaux, Insectes, Poissons, Oiseux, Arbres & Fruits...

Amsterdam, 1720. Coloured. 360 x 465mm.

Stock ID : 22750

£1,250

Chart of the early attempts to find the North West Passage

COLOM, Jacob Aertz.

Paskaert van de Noordekyckste kuste Van America van Groenland door de Straet Davis en de Straet Hudson tot Terra Neuf.

Amsterdam: Jacob & Caspar Theunitsz (Lootsman), c.1680. Coloured. 430 x 540mm.

Stock ID : 22740

£950

INDEX

New Additions

Ruysch's 1507 world map, with the earliest obtainable depiction of the Americas

RUYSCH, Johann.

Universalior Cogniti Orbis Tabula Ex Recentibus Confecta Observationibus.

Rome: Bernardinus Venetus de Vitalibus, 1507-8. Two sheets, 400 x 280mm & 400 x 275mm.

Stock ID : 22807

£300,000

An important compilation of travels and voyages

RAMUSIO, Giovanni Battista.

Primo volume, & Terza editione Delle Navigationi et Viaggi... [&] Secondo Volume... [&] Dell Navigationi et Viaggi Raccolte da M. Gio. Battista Ramusio, Voukme Terzo.

Venice: Stamperia de Giunti, 1563, 1559 & 1606. Three volumes. folio (300 x 200mm), later uniform vellum reusing liturgical manuscript leaves with added ink speckling, red edges, later marbled endpapers. Vol 1: title+[vi}+394 numbered leaves, three double-page woodcut maps. Vol 2: title+[4]+156 numbered leaves, woodcuts in text. Vol 3: title+[x]+430 numbered leaves, 7 double-page maps, other woodcuts in text.

Stock ID : 22073

£30,000

An important geological map of England and Wales on six sheets

GREENOUGH, George Bellas.

A Geological Map of England & Wales by G.B. Greenough Esq.r, President of the Geological Society, F.R.S. F.L.S.

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, November 1st 1819 (but not published until 1820). First edition. Original colour. Six sheets, each 640 x 840mm, total if joined c. 1950 x 1610mm.

Stock ID : 20885

£25,000

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

£18,000

An important Leo Belgicus in fine original colour

LANGREN, Hendrik Floris van.

Leo Belgicus. Artificiosa & Geographica tabula sub Leonis figura 17, inferioris Germaniae Provincias repraesentans, cui addita suntsingularum insignia, unà cum ordinaria Praefectuarum distinctione earumque Praefectis prout a.o 1559. à supremo earundem Magistratu distributae atque constitutae fuerunt.

Amsterdam: Pieter van den Keere, 1622, French text edition. Original colour. 370 x 460mm.

Stock ID : 22628

£18,000

Johannes Blaeu's superb double-hemisphere world map

BLAEU, Johannes.

Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula.

Amsterdam, 1662, Latin text edition. Original colour. 415 x 540mm, with wide margins.

Stock ID : 22631

£16,500

The famous Poverty Map of London

BOOTH, Charles.

Descriptive Map of London Poverty 1889.

London: McMillan & Co., c.1889. Original colour. Four sheets conjoined, total 980 x 1210mm.

Stock ID : 22535

£16,000

A station 'Double Crown' poster map of the Underground by Beck

BECK, Henry C.

London Transport Underground.

London: Waterlow & Sons, 1935. Colour lithographic map. Sheet 605 x 775mm.

Stock ID : 22747

£14,000

The famous sea-monsters map of Iceland

ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Islandia.

Antwerp, 1603, Latin text edition. Old colour. 390 x 490mm, with wide margins.

Stock ID : 22256

£13,500

A rare 16th century world map depicting the aftermath of the Deluge

ARIAS MONTANUS, Benedictus.

Benedict Arias Montanus Sacrae Geographiae Tabulam ex Antiquissimorum Cultor... 1571.

Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1571, RARE FIRST STATE. 320 x 530mm.

Stock ID : 22321

£12,500

A Presentation Copy of the first geological map of France

DUFRENOY, P.A. & ELIE DE BEAUMONT, J.B.

Carte Géologique de la France exécutee sous la direction de M.r Brouchant de Villiers, Inspecteur géneral des Mines, par MM. Dufrénoy et Elie de Beaumont, Ingenieurs des Mines, commencée soud l'administration fr M.r Becquey, Directeur général des Ponts et Chaussées des Mines, terminée en 1840... [WITH] Explication de la Carte Géologique de la France. Tome Premier.

Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1841, First Edition. Lithographic map in fine original colour, dissected and laid on linen in six sections, total 2190 x 2240mm, with half calf pull-off slipcase; with two text volumes (1841 & 1848), 4to, half calf with marbled boards, several text engravings, vol. 1 with a coloured folding index map. With a presentation inscription from Dufrénoy to his step-father.

Stock ID : 22479

£12,500

An important early 18th century prospect of London

KIP, Johannes.

La Ville de Londres. Prospectus Londinensis.

London, c.1720. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined as issued, total 490 x 1180mm.

Stock ID : 22756

£12,000

A classic 16th century map of South America

LINSCHOTEN, Jan Huygen van.

Delineatio omnium orarum totius Australis partis Americae...

Amsterdam, c.1596. Coloured. 395 x 530mm.

Stock ID : 22752

£8,000

The earliest available printed map of London

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans.

Londinum Feracissimi Angliae Regni Metropolis.

Cologne: c.1574, Latin text edition. Original colour. 330 x 490mm.

Stock ID : 22633

£7,500

A beautiful 17th century sea chart of Europe on two sheets

DE WIT, Frederick.

Totius Europae Littora Novissimè edita. Pascaert vertoonende alle de See-custen van Europa.

Amsterdam, c.1675. Original colour refreshed. Two sheets conjoined, total 495 x 890mm.

Stock ID : 22277

£7,500

Important map of Taiwan according to the Dutch East India Company

VALENTYN, François.

Kaart van het Eyland Formosa en de Eylanden van Piscadores.

Dortrecht & Amsterdam: Jan van Braam & G. onder de Linden, 1724-6. 440 x 550mm.

Stock ID : 22749

£6,500

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

£6,500

The first map of the continent of America

MUNSTER, Sebastian.

Tavola dell'isole nuove, le quali son nominate occidentali, & indiane per diversi rispensi.

Basle, c.1558. Italian text edition. Coloured woodcut, image size 270 x 340mm.

Stock ID : 22614

£6,250

A beautiful 17th century carte-à-figure map of Italy

HONDIUS, Jodocus II.

Tabulae Italiae, Corsicae, Sardiniae, et adjacentium Regnorum. Nova et accurata delineation... Edita per Johannem Janssonium Amsterod. Aº1628.

Amsterdam, Jan Jansson, c.1630, German text edition. Fine original colour. 465 x 545mm.

Stock ID : 22286

£5,500

A very fine example of Moll's two-sheet map of the world

MOLL, Herman.

A New and Correct Map of The Whole World, Laid Down According to the Newest Discoveries, and the Most Exact Observations.

London: Herman Moll, John Bowles, Thomas Bowles & Philip Overton, 1709. Original outline colour refreshed. Two sheets conjoined, total 700 x 1200mm

Stock ID : 22632

£5,000

The most important early map of Ireland

BOAZIO, Baptista.

Irlandiae Accurata Descriptio.

Antwerp, Johannes Baptista Vrients, 1608 or 1612, Italian text edition. Original colour with additions. 440 x 570mm.

Stock ID : 22287

£5,000

A very rare English map of Barbados

FORD, Richard.

A New Map of the Island of Barbadoes, wherein every Parish, Plantation, Watermill, Windmill and Cattlemill is described with the name of the Present possessor and all things els Remarkable according to a Late Exact Survey thereof.

London: George Willdey, c.1715. 485 x 570mm.

Stock ID : 22746

£4,500

A rare 'carte à figure' map of Spain and Portugal, first state

VISSCHER, Claes Janszoon.

Nova et accurata Tabula Hispaniae Praecipuis, Urbibus, Vestitu, Insignibus, et Antiquitatibus exornata per N. Johannis Visscher. anno 1623.

Amsterdam: Nicolas Janszoon Visscher, c.1638. Coloured. 465 x 560mm.

Stock ID : 22257

£4,400

A fine three-sheet map of Georgian London

HOMANN HEIRS.

Urbium Londini et West-Monasterii nec non Suburbii Southwark accurata Ichnographia... 1736.

Nuremberg, 1736. Original colour with additions. Three sheets conjoined, total 520 x 1720mm.

Stock ID : 18492

£4,000

Colour-printed examples of George Morland's famous anti-slavery scenes

MORLAND, George.

African Hospitality. [&] Slave Trade.

London: S. Morgan, 1814. Pair of mezzotints, printed in colours and hand-finished. Each c. 475 x 650mm.

Stock ID : 22500

£4,000

A scarce broadsheet map of the Siege of Mahon in 1781

LOPEZ, Thomas.

Plano de la Isla de Menorca; con expresion de las disposiciones dadas para el desembarco del Exército Español del mando del Excmo. Sr. Duque de Crillón; igualmente que de las que no se pudieron executar por la contrariedad de los vientos.

Madrid, 1781. Engraved map set in Spanish letterpress, sheet 505 x 450mm.

Stock ID : 22638

£3,750

A rare 'carte à figures' map of Denmark

KEERE, Pieter van den.

Daniae Regni Typum Potentissimo. Invictissimoque D. Christiano, Daniae, Norvegiae, Gottorum Vandalorum Regi, lubens offert.

Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, c.1630. Old colour. 465 x 560mm.

Stock ID : 22259

£3,750

A rare 'carte à figures' map of France

KEERE, Pieter van den.

Gallia Nova Galliae descriptio multis in locis de integro emendata simulquae effigies Principum, praecipuas Gallorum urbes ac habitus exhibens.

Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, c.1630. Fine original colour. 460 x 560mm.

Stock ID : 22258

£3,500

An important map of early modern archaeology in Nineveh

JONES, James Felix.

Vestiges of Assyria. Sheet 1st, an Ichnographic Sketch of the remains of ancient Nineveh, with the enciente of the modern Mosul... constructed from the trigonometrical survey in the spring of 1852, at the command of the government of India, by Felix Jones, Commander, Indian Navy and Surveyor in Mesopotamia. Aided in the field operations by J.M. Hyslop, Esq.r M.D. Med.l Staff, Bombay Army.

London: John Walker, 1855. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued, total 1275 x 735mm. With facsimile signature.

Stock ID : 22248

£3,250

An important map of early modern archaeology in Assyria

JONES, James Felix.

As an accompaniment to the 1st and 2nd sheets of the Vestiges of Assyria. Sheet 3d being a Map of the country included in the angle formed by River Tigris & the Upper Zab shewing the disposition of the various ancient sites in the Vicinity of Nineveh. from the trigonometrical survey made by order of the Governor of India in the Spring of 1852 by Felix Jones, Commander, Indian Navy and Surveyor in Mesopotamia aided in the field operations by J.M. Hyslop, Esq.r M.D. Med.l Staff, Bombay Army.

London: John Walker, 1855. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued, total 1275 x 735mm. With facsimile signature.

Stock ID : 22303

£3,250

A monumental sea chart of south-west England

HOOGHE, Romeyn de.

Carte Maritime de l'Angleterre depuis les Sorlingues jusques à Portland...

Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier, 1693. Original colour with additions, including gold highlights. Two sheets conjoined, total 600 x 950mm.

Stock ID : 22528

£3,250

A four-sheet wall map of Switzerland in fine colour

SCHEUCHZER, Johann Jakob.

Nova Helvetiae Tabula Geographica...

Amsterdam: Pieter Schenk, 1712. Fine original colour. Four plates, each c.470 x 565mm.

Stock ID : 22650

£3,250

An unrecorded state of Saxton's map of South East England

SAXTON, Christopher.

Sussex, Surry and Kent, by C.S. Corrected and Amended with many Additions by Phil Lea. Cantii, Southsexiae, Surriae et Middelsexiae comitat. Una cum suis Undique confinibus, Oppidis, pagis, Villis, et Fluminibus, in eisdem vera descriptio.

London: Philip Lea, c.1690. Original outline colour. 410 x 540mm.

Stock ID : 22260

£3,000

A monumental sea chart of south-east England

HOOGHE, Romeyn de.

Carte Nouvelle des Costes d'Angleterre depuis la Riviere de la Tamise jusques à Portland..

Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier, 1693. Original colour refreshed, with gold highlights. Two sheets conjoined, total 600 x 950mm.

Stock ID : 22527

£3,000

A satire against Napoleon printed on a handkerchief

Anonymous.

Stage of Europe Dec.r 1812. Europaische Schaubuhne in December 1812.

English, c.1812. Cotton handkerchief printed in ochre colour. 775 x 870mm.

Stock ID : 21941

£3,000

A monumental sea chart of the Strait of Dover and southern North Sea

HOOGHE, Romeyn de.

Carte Nouvelle des Costes de Hollande, Zéelande, Flandre, Picardie, & Normandie, depuis la Brille jusques à Dieppe, avec une Partie des costes d'Angleterre, depuis l'emboucheure de la Tamise, et les Isles Voisines jusques à Bevesier...

Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier, 1693. Original colour with additions, including gold highlights. Two sheets conjoined, total 595 x 955mm.

Stock ID : 22529

£2,600

A map of North America during the Mississippi Bubble

CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham.

Carte de la Nouvelle France, où se voit le cours des Grandes Rivieres de S.Laurens & de Mississipi...

Amsterdam, 1718. Coloured. 425 x 500mm.

Stock ID : 22751

£2,400

A scarce early 19th century brass navigator's tool

CARY, William.

[A 48 inch brass navigator's scale rule.]

London, c. 1800. Brass, with etched graduations. 1220 x 70 x 4mm, with original wooden case.

Stock ID : 22524

£2,200

A map of New York and New Jersey at the outbreak of the American Revolution

LOTTER, Matthäus Albrecht.

A Map of The Provinces of New-York and New-Jersey, with a part of Pennsylvania and the Province of Quebec. from the Topographical Observations of C.J. Sauthier.

Augsburg, M.A. Lotter, 1777. Original colour refreshed. 760 x 580mm.

Stock ID : 22635

£2,000

A Dutch map of the British Isles, celebrating the Glorious Revolution

ALLARD, Carel.

Accuratissima Angliae Scotiae Et Hiberniae Tab, De N.vo in lucem edita à Carolo Allard.

Amsterdam, Allard, c.1690. Fine original colour. Map 510 x 590mm, with rare gazetteer side panels, total width 1170mm.

Stock ID : 22276

£2,000

A 16th century town plan of Cambridge

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans.

Cantebrigia, opulentissimi Anglie Regni, urbs celeberrimi nominis, ab Academie conditore Cantabro, cognominata...

Cologne, 1575-, Latin text edition. Original colour. 325 x 440mm.

Stock ID : 22754

£1,900

16th century Dutch map of the British Isles

ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Angliae, Scotiae, et Hiberniae, Sive Britannicar: Insularum Descriptio.

Antwerp: 1585, Latin edition. Original colour with additions. 345 x 500mm.

Stock ID : 22753

£1,600

An important large-scale map of Middlesex

GREENWOOD, Christopher.

Map of the County of Middlesex, from an Actual Survey made in the Years 1818 & 1819 by C. Greenwood. To the Nobility, Clergy & Gentry of Middlesex, This Map of the County Is most respectfully Dedicated by The Proprietors.

London: G. Pringle and C. Greenwood, 1819. Dissected and laid on linen in four sections, each 630 x 665mm, total 1260 x 1330mm,

Stock ID : 22400

£1,600

The First Issue of this 17th century Dutch map of the Turkish Empire

HONDIUS, Jodocus.

Turcici Imperii Imago.

Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius, 1606, FIRST EDITION, Latin text. Old colour. 365 x 490mm.

Stock ID : 22640

£1,500

Early woodblock map of London

MUNSTER, Sebastian.

Londinum Feracis: Ang. Met.

Basle, 1598, German edition. Coloured woodcut, printed area 245 x 360mm.

Stock ID : 22654

£1,500

A 16th century woodcut map of the world after Ptolemy

MUNSTER, Sebastian.

Figura del Mondo Universale.

Basle: Henri Petri, c.1558, Italian text edition. Coloured woodcut. 260 x 340mm.

Stock ID : 22615

£1,300

A classic early map of Scotland in fine original colour

ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Scotiae Tabula.

Antwerp: Jan Vrients, 1608 or 1611, Italian text edition. Original colour. 355 x 480mm.

Stock ID : 22634

£1,250

An 18th century traders' map of the Great Lakes

CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham.

Carte Particuliere de Fleuve Saint Louis Dressee sur Les Lieux avec Noms des Sauvages du Pais, des Marchandises qu'on Y Porte & qu'on Reçoit & des Animaux, Insectes, Poissons, Oiseux, Arbres & Fruits...

Amsterdam, 1720. Coloured. 360 x 465mm.

Stock ID : 22750

£1,250

Chart of the early attempts to find the North West Passage

COLOM, Jacob Aertz.

Paskaert van de Noordekyckste kuste Van America van Groenland door de Straet Davis en de Straet Hudson tot Terra Neuf.

Amsterdam: Jacob & Caspar Theunitsz (Lootsman), c.1680. Coloured. 430 x 540mm.

Stock ID : 22740

£950