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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  After his death, his business was carried on by his three sons, who published many of his maps still unpublished at his death.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
  • [Gillray, James]: [

    [Gillray, James]: ["The Suppressed Plates"]

    Stock No. 1244 BS

    [London, Henry Bohn, 1851].  Folio (635 x 490 mm.), 45 plates on 23 unnumbered sheets, printed by Charles Whiting, no title-page as issued.  Half morocco on marbled boards, marbled endpapers, spine with raised bands gilt in compartments, library bookplate on front pastedown but no other markings, the first plate with a little light foxing, the others quite clean and fresh.  Extremities of binding scuffed and rubbed, binding solid, some loss of marbled paper on lower board.  A very good copy.

    £1,200.00
  • [Glover, Richard]: Leonidas, A Poem

    [Glover, Richard]: Leonidas, A Poem

    Stock No. 1217BS

    London, R. Dodsley, 1737. 4º (about 280 x 210 mm.), pp. xvi, 335 [1] (errata).  An untrimmed copy in publishers quarter calf on marbled boards, raised bands, unlettered spine.  A little repaired worming at foot of last few leaves in gutter, some speckling on errata page, but an exceptionally clean, fine copy in unsophisticated state, and scarce thus.

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    £0.00
  • [Haiti & Dominican Republic]: St. Domingo

    [Haiti & Dominican Republic]: St. Domingo

    Stock No. 3218MS

    A Map of the Island of St. Domingo, showing the border between the French and Spanish parts of the island.  Copper engraving from drawings by Brian Edwards for his The History Civil & Commercial of the British Colonies of the West Indies, published by John Stockdale in 1800.  Part of Cuba to left.  Image 450 x 730 mm, sheet 580 x 770 mm.  One horizontal and several vertical folds as issued.  Later hand-colouring.  A few minor repairs to verso of margins, all well away from engraved area.  Overall a very good to fine example.

    An important map, Edwards having used many original sources and surveys in drafting it.  As a result it was widely pirated, and he was obliged to resort to legal action to protect his copyright, the case setting a precedent for the protection of copyright in cartographic material.

    £250.00
  • [India] Hindoostan

    [India] Hindoostan

    Stock No. 3213MS

    Copper-engraved map engraved by J. & G. Menzies for the first edition of  John Thomson’s New General Atlas (1814 -1817).  Image 450 x 390 mm., sheet 530 x 730 mm.  Original hand-colouring.  Central vertical fold as issued.  Old ms. number in top left corner.  A little wear to bottom edge, well away from image; a clean, fine example.

    John Thomson was an important Scottish cartographer, whose main productions were the New General Atlas and the Atlas of Scotland (1820 – 1832).  His maps sacrificed elaborate decoration in the cause of accuracy and detail;  so much so, that his expenditure on preparing the Atlas of Scotland led to his bankruptcy.

    £200.00
  • [Lee, Sarah Bowdich]: Taxidermy: or, the Art of Collecting, Preparing, and Mounting Objects of Natural History for the Use of Museums and Travellers

    [Lee, Sarah Bowdich]: Taxidermy: or, the Art of Collecting, Preparing, and Mounting Objects of Natural History for the Use of Museums and Travellers

    Stock No. 1170BS

    London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, fifth edition, 1835.  Author not stated.  Small 8º (165 x 100 mm.), pp. 182, five plates (one as frontispiece and four at end), publisher’s catalogue (pp.16) dated October 1838.  Publisher’s green bubble-grain cloth, spine lettered and blocked in gilt, yellow endpapers, bookseller’s ticket (John Stacy, Norwich) on paste-down, Ownership signature of (Reverend) Thomas Burney with date 1839 and his printed card (?) on front free endpaper.  A few insignificant foxing spots to plates, otherwise a fine, clean copy.

    An important book on the subject first published in 1820 and republished several times.  The author, Sarah Bowdich (née Wallis), (1791-1856), had married the naturalist Thomas Edward Bowdich in 1813.  He died during their travels in Africa in 1824.  Two years later she married Robert Lee after which she sometimes wrote under the name Mrs. Robert Lee.

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    £0.00
  • [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
  • [Nicaragua] A Draught of the Windward Coast of the Mosquito Shore etc.

    [Nicaragua] A Draught of the Windward Coast of the Mosquito Shore etc.

    Stock No. 3189MS

    A Draught of the Windward Coast of the Mosquito Shore From Point Pattuck to St. Johns and Continued on the Spanish Main, to Esuada Veragua, with the Islands, Keys, and Shoals, From the latest Authorities.  Copper-engraved chart with soundings by John Lodge for the Political Magazine, August 1785.  Image 358 x 288 mm., sheet about 420 x 335 mm.  Traces of central horizontal and two vertical folds as issued.  T. French “Pro Patria” watermark.  Later hand-colouring.

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    £0.00
  • [North Africa]: Barbary, including Morocco, Algier, Tunis and Tripoly etc.

    [North Africa]: Barbary, including Morocco, Algier, Tunis and Tripoly etc.

    Stock No. 3183MS

    Miniature copper-engraved map, 1798, engraved by Hatchett for William Faden’s Atlas Minimus Universalis.  Image 100 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.

    £90.00
  • [Stothert, James Augustine]: Footsteps of Spirits

    [Stothert, James Augustine]: Footsteps of Spirits

    Stock No. 1071BS

    Footsteps of Spirits, A Collection of Upwards of Seventy Well-Authenticated Stories of Dreams, Impressions, Sounds, and Appearances. Burns and Oates, London nd but probably 1859 (first edition).  8º (170 x 105 mm.), pp. 132,  contemporary quarter roan (?) over blue pebble-grain cloth, morocco lettering-piece, brown endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed.  The Burns & Oates publication appears to be the first; there was a later edition published by Burns & Lambert.   Boards rather marked, wear to tail of spine, one or two pages carelessly cut, a good solid generally clean copy of scarce book; Copac cites four copies in the U.K.


    £180.00
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