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  • Aegean Sea

    Aegean Sea

    Stock No. 3101

    Copper-engraved map for Samuel Bochart, Geographia Sacra, in his Opera Omnia, Leiden, 1692.  (Bochart (1599-1667) was a French scholar who studies were mainly biblical and linguistic.)  Image 365 x 330 mm., sheet about 460 x 390 mm.  Later hand-colouring.  Vertical folds as issued.  Remargined (120 mm.) bottom right.

    £300.00
  • Ancient Egypt

    Ancient Egypt

    Stock No. 3141MS

    Miniature copper-engraved map, 1798, engraved by Hatchett for William Faden’s Atlas Minimus Universalis.  Image 119 x 102 mm., sheet 170 x 147 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.

    £50.00
  • Asia Minor

    Asia Minor

    Stock No. 3139MS

    Miniature copper-engraved map, 1798, engraved by Hatchett for William Faden’s Atlas Minimus Universalis.  Image 100 x 120 mm., sheet 147 x 170 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.

    £50.00
  • Cilicia and Cyprus

    Cilicia and Cyprus

    Stock No. 3096MS

    Copper-engraved map for Samuel Bochart, Geographia Sacra, in his Opera Omnia, Leiden, 1692.  (Bochart (1599-1667) was a French scholar who studies were mainly biblical and linguistic.)  Image 260 x 190 mm., sheet about 360 x 230 mm.  Later hand-colouring.

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    £0.00
  • De Sales, Jean-Baptiste-Claude Delisle: La Mer Caspienne [The Caspian Sea]

    De Sales, Jean-Baptiste-Claude Delisle: La Mer Caspienne [The Caspian Sea]

    Stock No. 3502MS

    Set of four copper-engraved maps of the Caspian in four ages: the earliest age, when the Caspian was joined to other seas; according to Ptolemy (2nd century B.C.);           according to Abulfeda, 13th century Kurdish historian; according to Carl van Verden, 18th century Dutch navigator.  The last map includes the Aral Sea.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

    The maps are printed on crisp watermarked laid paper and were published about 1792 or earlier.  They have original hand-colouring.  Each measures approximately 22 x 30 cms. on large untrimmed sheets about 29 x 45 cms.  There is minor foxing on the right-hand side of the third map and one spot in the upper margin of the first.  Otherwise they are in fine condition.

    De Sales (1741-1816) was a minor French philosopher whose speculations included the age of the earth and of the human race, who was imprisoned for his supposed anti-royalist views.  All of the maps produced for his works are scarce.

    £270.00
  • Greek Islands: Nisyros, Kos, Chios

    Greek Islands: Nisyros, Kos, Chios

    Stock No. 3107MS

    Copper-engraved map for Samuel Bochart, Geographia Sacra, in his Opera Omnia, Leiden, 1692.  (Bochart (1599-1667) was a French scholar who studies were mainly biblical and linguistic.)  Image 285 x 195 mm., sheet about 360 x 230 mm.  Later hand-colouring.

     

     

    £180.00
  • Mediterranean & Middle East

    Mediterranean & Middle East

    Stock No. 3103MS

    Copper-engraved map for Samuel Bochart, Geographia Sacra, in his Opera Omnia, Leiden, 1692.  (Bochart (1599-1667) was a French scholar who studies were mainly biblical and linguistic.)  Image 323 x 400 mm., sheet about 360 x 465 mm.  Later hand-colouring.  The map describes the dispersal of humanity after the fall of the Tower of Babel.  Bochart beleived this event to be the key to the dispersal of different languages.  Vertical folds as issued, and a few minor horizontal creases.

    £300.00
  • Mesopotamia with part of Babylon

    Mesopotamia with part of Babylon

    Stock No. 3102MS

    Copper-engraved map for Samuel Bochart, Geographia Sacra, in his Opera Omnia, Leiden, 1692.  (Bochart (1599-1667) was a French scholar who studies were mainly biblical and linguistic.)  Image 268 x 195 mm., sheet about 360 x 230 mm.  Later hand-colouring.  This map corresponds to the modern Iraq and eastern Syria.

    £200.00
  • Middle East, by Didier Robert de Vaugondy

    Middle East, by Didier Robert de Vaugondy

    Stock No. 3337MS

    Turquie d’Asie, Arabie, Perse, Tartarie Independante.  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 218 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.  Tiny barely perceptible repair to centre of 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.

    £160.00
  • Orbis Romani, pars orientalis

    Orbis Romani, pars orientalis

    Stock No. 3133MS

    Miniature copper-engraved map of the eastern part of the Roman empire, 1798, engraved by Hatchett for William Faden’s Atlas Minimus Universalis.  Image 120 x 100 mm., sheet 170 x 147 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.

    £50.00
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