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  • [British Isles]  Carte Générale des Royaume d’Angleterre Ecosse et Irlande

    [British Isles] Carte Générale des Royaume d’Angleterre Ecosse et Irlande

    Stock No. 3217MC

    Copper engraving by Melchior Tavernier for Nicolas Sanson, 1640.  Image 407 x 535 mm., sheet 435 x 565 mm.  Original outline colouring.  Central vertical fold, vertical crease down right-hand section of sheet, otherwise a very good example with good margins and no significant toning. An early Sanson, and his first map of the British Isles, on his own slightly eccentric projection.  Shirley (Early Printed Maps of the British Isles) 506.

    Nicolas Sanson ( 1600-1667), generally considered the father of the great age of French cartography, was appointed Geographer to the King by Louis XIII.  His first atlases were published in the 1650s.  After his death, his business was carried on by his three sons, who published many of his maps still unpublished at his death.  In all he produced about 300 maps.

    £900.00
  • [London]: Nouvelle Carte du Gouvernement Civil d’Angleterre et de Celuy de la Ville de Londres.  Plan de la Ville de Londre et Diverses Remarques sur Cette Ville

    [London]: Nouvelle Carte du Gouvernement Civil d’Angleterre et de Celuy de la Ville de Londres. Plan de la Ville de Londre et Diverses Remarques sur Cette Ville

    Stock No. 3186MS

    Copper engraving incorporating emblematic scenes top left and right, map of England & Wales top centre, and central plan of London surrounded by text relating to the civil government, statistical information, etc.  Published for Henri Chatelain’s Atlas Historique, Amsterdam, c. 1720, (Howgego 62a).  Later fine and detailed hand-colouring.  Image 350 x 460 mm., sheet about 425 x 530 mm.  Central vertical fold.  Old repaired closed tear bottom right margin extending just into text.

     

    £140.00
  • [Switzerland]: The Thirteen Cantons of Swisserland etc.

    [Switzerland]: The Thirteen Cantons of Swisserland etc.

    Stock No. 3170MS

    Miniature copper-engraved map, 1798, for William Faden’s Atlas Minimus Universalis.  Image 99 x 117 mm., sheet 147 x 168 mm.  Original hand-colouring.

    William Faden (1749-1836) was an important English cartographer and map-publisher of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, noted for the accuracy of his maps.  He was appointed Geographer to George III in 1783.

    £80.00
  • A Plan of London, with its Modern Improvements

    A Plan of London, with its Modern Improvements

    Stock No. 3187MS

    Copper-engraved plan engraved by S.J. Neele for Richard Phillips’ Modern London;  published August 12th 1804 (Howgego 228(2)).  Image 225 x 580 mm., sheet 265 x 608 mm. Detailed hand-colouring.  Three vertical folds as issued, folds strengthened verso.

    SOLD

    £0.00
  • An Epitome of Sr William Petty’s Large Survey of Ireland

    An Epitome of Sr William Petty’s Large Survey of Ireland

    Stock No. 3188MS

    Copper-engraved map by Phillip Lea, engraved by Sutton Nicholls, and published in 1689 for Richard Cox’s History of Ireland.  Image 478 x 553 mm., sheet 484 x 560 mm.  Fine detailed later hand-colouring.  Three vertical and two horizontal folds as issued.  An excellent clean example without defects.  The first issue of this map.

    £1,300.00
  • Anglia II Nova Tabula

    Anglia II Nova Tabula

    Stock No. 3112

    Woodcut map of England for the fourth edition of Sebastian Müster’s Geographia Universalis, Basle, 1552.  Image 285 x 360 mm., sheet about 305 x 385 mm.  Central vertical fold.  Later hand-colouring.  The first separately printed map of England, probably based on the Gough map of the mid fourteenth century.

    Münster (1489-1552) was a German geographer, mathematiciam and Hebraist, who published editions and translations of the Bible as well as Hebrew grammars, and whose major work, the Geographia Universalis, a comprehensive and detailed description of the known world, was perhaps the most important and influential geography of the sixteenth century.  Its production involved the assistance of over a hundred and twenty collaborators.  In all, Münster published 142 maps, both Ptolemaic and contemporary, in his lifetime.

    SOLD

    £0.00
  • Bavaria & Austria, by Didier Robert de Vaugondy

    Bavaria & Austria, by Didier Robert de Vaugondy

    Stock No. 3323MS

    Cercles de Bavière et d’Autriche.  Copper engraving with hand-colouring engraved by E. Dussy for the first edition of Didier Robert de Vaugondy’s Nouvel Atlas Portatif, 1762.  Engraved area 240 x 283 mm., sheet 280 x 390 mm.  Central vertical fold as issued.  The cartouche designed and engraved by J. Arrivet.  The first state of this map.

    The Vaugondy family – Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688-1766) and his son Didier Robert de Vaugondy (1723-1786) – published maps and globes in Paris between 1731 and 1778, and are considered the most important French mapmakers of the eighteenth century.  Their most important series of maps were for the folio Atlas Universel, published from 1757 onwards.  The Nouvel Atlas Portatif appeared shortly after Didier had been appointed geographer to Louis XV.

    £120.00
  • Blome, Richard: A General Mapp of Dorsetshire

    Blome, Richard: A General Mapp of Dorsetshire

    Stock No. 3466MS

    Copper-engraved map, first edition, for Blome’s Britannia, 1673.  Map 252 x 315 mm., sheet about 320 x 350mm.  Central vertical fold as issued.  Fine professional hand-colouring, fine condition.

    £125.00
  • Blome, Richard: A General Mapp Of Shrop Shire [Shropshire]

    Blome, Richard: A General Mapp Of Shrop Shire [Shropshire]

    Stock No. 3448MS

    Copper-engraved map, first edition, for Blome’s Britannia, 1673.  Map 316 x 270 mm., sheet about 350 x 320 mm.  Central horizontal fold as issued.  Fine professional hand-colouring, fine condition.

    £125.00
  • Blome, Richard: A Generall Mapp of the Countie of Cumberland

    Blome, Richard: A Generall Mapp of the Countie of Cumberland

    Stock No. 3438MS

    Copper-engraved map, first edition (dated 1672), for Blome’s Britannia, 1673.  Map 317 x 250 mm., sheet about 350 x 320 mm.  Central horizontal fold as issued.  Fine professional hand-colouring; 25 mm. closed tear in left margin, well away from engraved area, otherwise fine condition.

    £125.00
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