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Catalogue of 100 items for the Miami International Map Fair February 3rd & 4th, 2018 25th Anniversary

Item 1 - Americana 49 - Bird's-Eye Views of U.S. Cities 54 - World Maps 62 - Braun & Hogenberg Town Plans 70 - Miscellany

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AMERICANA The Fries version of Wäldseemüller's 'Admiral's map' of the Americas



[Tabula Terræ Novæ .] Vienne: Michael Servetus, 1541. Woodcut, printed area 285 x 430mm.


One of the earliest obtainable maps to show the New World, this example being the fourth and last issue of the Fries reduction of Wäldseemüller's famous map, which is the first printed atlas map devoted to the Americas and said to have been compiled with the assistance of Columbus himself. It shows the eastern coasts of America and the western coast of Europe & Africa 55º North to 35º South, with a rudimentary 'Florida', Cuba, Hispaniola and Jamaica. In his version Fries added a Spanish flag over Cuba and a vignette scene in South America depicting cannibals and an opossum, both reported by Vespucci. It was Wäldseemüller's world map of 1507 that first used the name 'America', placing in southern South America, after Vespucci, who explored that region and proved it was not part of Asia. When the name began to be used for the entire landmass Wäldseemüller used this map to emphasise Columbus's importance: a Latin text above 'Terra Nova' reads 'This land and the adjacent islands were discovered by Christopher Columbus on the mandate of the King of Castile'. This map was originally intended not for an edition of Ptolemy but for a new 'Chronica mundi' being written by Wäldseemüller: his death c.1520 caused the project to be shelved, so the woodcuts were used to publish a smaller sized and so cheaper edition of the 'Geography'. The title, as above, is on the reverse within a plain border. BURDEN: 4. S/N 17900

Scarce plate from Stradanus's 'New Discoveries'


STRADANUS, Johannes.

Nova Reperta. Antwerp, Philip Galle, c.1600. 205 x 270mm. Laid on album paper.


A map of America and representations of important inventions of the late 16th Century, from an original drawing by Johannes Stradanus, a Flemish artist living in Italy and engraved by Phillippe Galle for the expanded 1600 edition of Galle's Americae Retectio. On this sheet nine inventions are shown, marked with Roman numerals, with a key underneath with arabic numerals. 1: America 2: the mariner's compass, said to have been discovered by Flavius of Amalfi 3: gunpowder 4: the printing press 5: the mechanical clock 6: Guaiacum, an American tropical wood used to treat syphilis 7: distillation 8: silkworms 9: stirrups This plate differs from the example in Burden's Mapping of America, lacking the Maltese Cross in the title. Other than this there are no apparent differences; even the signatures of Stradanus and Galle are identical. See BURDEN: 139. S/N 9637

The titlepage of a rare atlas of the Americas 3. HERRERA Y TORDESILLAS, Antonio de. Descripcion de las Indias Ocidentales de Antonio de Herrera Coronista Mayor desu Mag.d de las Indias y Sucoroneista de Castilla. Madrid: 1601. 225 x 165mm. Old ink mss in margins. $480 The engraved titlepage to the rare first edition of the third atlas of America, published only four years after Wytfliet. Around the title are a reversed map of the Americas, allegorical figures including Neptune, a portrait of Herrera (the only one known, and eight illustrations of Aztec gods and temples. After a century of official silence on Spanish exploring, Philip II appointed Herrera y Tordesillas Historian of the Indies and allowed him full access to the official archives. The result was this comprehensive study of Spanish involvement in the New World, although the illustrations of the gods here are the sum of his interest in the native civilization. See BURDEN 140-142 for the maps, ''scarce'''. S/N 18157

Famous Explorers of America

4. MONTANUS, Arnoldus. [Set of 4 portraits of early Explorers.] Christofel Colonus; Americus Vesputius; Ferdinand Magellanus; Francisco Pisarro. London: John Ogilby, 1671. Set of 4 plates, each c. 300 x 180mm. $540 Four portaits of early explorers of America: Amerigo Vespucci, Francisco Pizarro, Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan from Ogilby's 'America', an English edition of Montanus' 'De Nieuwe En Onbekende Weereld', published the same year by Meurs. S/N 8745

Speed's important map of America 5.

SPEED, John.

America with those known parts in that unknowne worlde, both people and manner of buildings Discribed and inlarged by J.S. 1626. London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 405 x 525mm. Repaired tear entering printed border top left.


A landmark map of America, being the first atlas map to show California is an island. It was engraved by Abraham Goos for Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', the first English atlas of the world. Above California is the outline of another large, unnamed island; nothing is shown of the Great Lakes; and Raleigh's 'Parime Lacus' and 'Manoa' appear in South America. An inset shows Greenland, Iceland and the mythical island of Friesland. Originally published in 1627, the plate was altered in the 1660s to add English place names including Boston, 'Long Ile', 'Mary Land' and Carolina. Along the top of the map are prospects of eight cities, including Havana, Cartagena, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro. Down the sides are ten costume vignettes of native Americans, including the kings of New England & Florida, a Virginian and Greenlander. BURDEN: North America, 217. S/N 17815

A Dutch edition of Herrera y Tordesillas's map of North America 6.


Descripรงion de las Yndias del Norte. Amsterdam: Michiel Colijn, 1622. 210 x 290mm,


A Dutch copy of one of the few Spanish maps of the Americas printed during the period of exploration, from an updateded edition of Herrera's 'Descriptio Indiรฆ Occidentalis', first published in 1601. After a century of official silence on Spanish exploring, Philip II appointed Herrera y Tordesillas Historian of the Indies and allowed him full access to the official archives. The result was a comprehensive study of Spanish involvement in the New World. The 14 maps, regarded as very accurate for their time, were derived from the manuscript charts of Juan Lรณpez de Velasco and are some of the very few printed Spanish maps of America. The Spanish fixation with secrecy means there are only twelve place names on the entire map. Although this Dutch edition was updated, the only difference on the map is that the title is top left rather than top right. BURDEN: 197. S/N 17447

The first English folio atlas map of North America 7.

BLOME, Richard.

A New Mapp of America Septentrionale, Designed by MoĹŤsieur Sanson, Geographer to the French King, & Rendred into English, & Illustrated by Richard Blome. By his Majesties Especiall Command... 1669. London, 1670. 385 x 485mm. Trimmed close to plate at sides due to the width of the map, Left margin restored. $4,320 A scarce map of North America, engraved by Francis Lamb and published in Blome's 'Geographical Description of the Four Parts of the World'. It is the first English map to show all five Great Lakes and has 'New Yorke' over an erasure, presumably 'New Amsterdam'. The dedication is to Cecil Calvert (1605 -1675), 2nd Baron Baltimore, the first Proprietor and Proprietary Governor of the Province of Maryland, and, in theory only, proprietor of the Province of Avalon on Newfoundland. As a catholic, Calvert promoted religious tolerance and showed great political acumen by retaining control of Maryland through the English Civil War, the Commonwealth and into the Restoration. BURDEN: 397, second state of five, first published state. S/N 15173

An Italian edition of Sanson's important map of North America 8.

DE ROSSI, Giovanni Giacomo.

L'America Settentrionale Nuovamente corretta, et accresciuta secondo le relationi piu moderne, da Guglielmo Sansone... Rome, 1677. Original outline colour. 410 x 560mm. Very fine example.


Engraved by Giorgio Widman, this is a derivative of Guillaume Sanson's map of North America, in turn a reduction of his father Nicholas' four-sheet wall map of 1666. California is shown as an island, and the western Great Lakes are open-ended. McLAUGHLIN: 65, first state of three. S/N 18322

17th century two-sheet Italian map of North America 9.

CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria.

America Settentrionale Colle Nuoue Scoperte fin all'Anno 1688. Venice, 1691. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 605 x 880mm.


A large and highly decorative two-sheet map of North America, with two large cartouches and many vignettes from de Bry engraved in the interior and seas. Despite showing California as an island the map contains the most current information: as map-maker to Louis XIV Coronelli had access to the most recent reports by French explorers, including Marquette (1673) and La Salle (1682). Cumming notes that 'his delineation of the Great Lakes is the best and most accurate on a general map before the eighteenth century'. CUMMING: Exploration of North America, p.148. S/N 18328

A classic map of North America showing California as an island 10.

HONDIUS, Henricus.

America Septentrionalis. Amsterdam: Schenk & Valk, c.1700. Original colour. 470 x 555mm.


A highly decorative map of North America, first issued 1636, this is the last state of three, with Schenk & Valk's names in the cartouche lower left. Because of the prominence of the Hondius business this map did more to promote the misconception of California as an island than any other (Speed's map, although published a decade earlier, was only published with an English text). McLAUGHLIN: 6; BURDEN: 245, 'beautifully engraved'. S/N 18326

Striking two-sheet map of North America 11.

MOLL, Herman.

To the Right Honourable John Lord Sommers... this Map of North America... is humbly dedicated... London: Thomas Bowles, John Bowles & Philip Overton, c.1732. Original outline colour with additions. Two sheets conjoined, total 590 x 960mm., Top centre fold reinforced on verso, wide margins, a very good example. $5,750 Moll's large format map of North America, with a large title/dedication cartouche engraved by George Vertue, a view of a Newfoundland fishery and ten inset plans of harbours. On the map California is an island, with a caption stating that 'New Albion' (the northern part of the island) is 'laid down According to the Observations made by St.Francis Drake AD 1578'. Moll also takes trouble to publicise the route and schedule of the Spanish treasure ships from Vera Cruz and Cartagena to Havana. McLAUGHLIN: 192. S/N 10977

A rare map of North America published in Dublin 12.


North America. Dublin: John Walker, 1785. 190 x 240mm.


A very scarce map of North America, based on the small-format map by Thomas Jefferys of c.1751, but with an elaborate vignette integrated into a tree, covering the unknown parts of the west coast. At the top is a bear entering a cave, with wild horses, a bison, deer, wolves, natives and a waterfall underneath. Over the Atlantic is the title cartouche featuring whaling. It was issued in 'Elements of Geography', written by John Walker (1759-1830) and published during his residence on Usher's Island on the Liffey in Dublin, where he had set up a school, teaching classics and mathematics. The son of a Cumberland blacksmith, he is known to have engraved copper plates, so perhaps this map is his own work. However he is best known for his work after he left Dublin: he turned to medicine and, after studying at Guy's Hospital, he became an early advocate of inoculation. Although often at odds with the better-known Edward Jenner, he became director of the London Vaccine Institution in 1813, with Jenner as President. He later boasted that he had vaccinated 100,000 people. S/N 16046

Map of the routes of the 19th century explorers 13.


America Settentrionale disegnata dopo i viaggi de Lewis, Clarke, Parry e Franklin.. Venice, G.Tasso, 1832. Original colour. 360 x 505mm. $400 Italian map of the upper portion of North America, designed to show the discoveries of explorers of the mid-west and north-west parts of America, Canada and the Arctic. S/N 18309

Map of the growth of the United States



Stati-Uniti Dell'America Settentrionale dalle piĂş recenti mappe.. Venice, G.Tasso, 1832. Original colour. 355 x 480mm. $400 Italian map of the eastern United States, colouring the states and territories according to when they joined the Union. Also marked are the locations of the famous indigenous tribes and the sites of the important battles of the American Revolution and other wars. The map was published the year of the 'Convention of 1832', the first step towards independence for Texas from Mexico. S/N 18308

A four-sheet wall map of North America in fine original colour



Stanford's Library Map of North America Constructed by A. Keith Johnston. London: Edward Stanford, 1863-1881. Original colour. Four sheets, dissected and laid on linen as issued, each sheet 840 x 770mm, total if joined c. 1650 x 1530mm. With original case, very worn. $3500 A very detailed and fine set of four large folding maps of North America and the West Indies with vibrant original colour. Originally issued in 1863, during the American Civil War, this example has 'Additions to 1881'. S/N 9671

The first folio map to show Cook's discoveries in the North Pacific, including Hawaii


LOTTER, Tobias Conrad.

Carte de l'Ocean Pacifique au Nord de l'Equateur, et des Cotes qui le bornent des deux côtés: d'apres les derniers Découvertes faites par les Espagnols, les Russes et les Anglois, jusqu'en 1780. Augsburg, 1781. Original body colour. 490 x 565mm.


An important map of the Pacific north of the equator, showing the route of Captain Cook on his Third Voyage, 1776-80, which was sent to try to find the North-West Passage from the west side of America. After visiting Tasmania and returning Omai to Tahiti, Cook sailed north to Hawaii, arriving on the 18th January 1778 as the first European visitor to the archipelago. Heading north again, the expedition explored the west coast of America before passing through the Bering Strait, only to be blocked by the ice wall. Cook then turned back to return to Hawaii, where he was stabbed to death in a violent confrontation. Captain Charles Clerke took over command and decided to make another attempt on the Bering Strait, this time following the Asiatic coast north. Again defeated by the icewall the expedition turned south, and, after Clerke died of tuberculosis, followed the East India Trade Route home from China, arriving in October 1780. This map is the first folio atlas map to show the new discoveries, pre-dating the official account: according to the text under the map it is based on one published in the Gentleman's Magazine in December 1780, while the official account was still being compiled. S/N 18094

An extremely scarce etching of an American Bison


HEUVEL, Gerrit van den.

Bison Iubatus. Rotterdam: Leendert Brasser, c.1766. Etching. 170 x 225mm. Trimmed within plate, old folds.


An early portrait of a bison, etched by Leendert Brasser (1727-93) after Gerrit van den Heuvel (1725-1809). The bison pictured was not wild but in a menagerie at Voorburg belonging to Arnout Vosmaer (1720-1799), who wrote ''Beschryving van den Amerikaanschen gebulten stier genaamd bison'', one of many pamphlets describing the rare animals in his collection, containing another version of this image. He founded his zoo in 1756, but soon it attracted the attention of Anne, Princess of Orange (daughter of George II of Great Britain) who bought the collection and appointed Vosmaer director. The only other example of this etching we can find is in the Rijksmuseum. RIJKSMUSEUM: RP-P-BI-4799. S/N 18223

One of the earliest maps of the American East Coast


RUSCELLI, Girolamo.

Tierra Nueva. Venice, Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1564, Italian edition. 185 x 260mm.


The Eastern Seaboard from Labrador to 'La Florida', with 'La Bremuda' for Bermuda. It shows the discoveries of Jacques Cartier's first voyage to Canada and Verrazzano's voyages around Cape Fear. Engraved by Sanuto for Ruscelli's 'La Geographi di Claudio Tolomeo'. This example is from the first state (of three), with the platemark running off the top of the sheet; the crack in the printing plate near Bermuda that occurred by the 1562 edition is not very advanced. BURDEN: 30: MANASEK: figures 4.15 to 4.18, showing differing states. S/N 15810

A contemporary atlas of the Seven Years' War with an extra map of the American theatre of war


GRISELINI, Francesco.

Atlante Geografico Composto di Sette Tavole rappresentanti i Paesi che sono Il Teatro della Guerra Cominciata l'anno MDCCLVI. Venice: Pietro Bassaglia, 1758. Oblong folio, stitched; letterpress title with publisher's colophon & eight maps in original colour. $4,725 An atlas published in the third year of the Seven Years' War (1756-63), which was fought in Europe by Britain, Prussia and other German allies against France, Austria, Spain, Russia, Saxony & Sweden. The seven maps are of Bohemia, Westphalia & Lower Saxony, Lausitz & Silesia, Moravia, Northern Germany, Pomerania & Prussia and the course of the Rhine. At the end is the additional map, in the same style, showing the eastern coast of North America. Based on Bellin's map, it shows the conflicting territorial claims of the British and French. It is included in this series because the region became another theatre of the Seven Years' War, called the French and Indian War, in which the British drove the French out of Canada. S/N 12821

The famous map of New England with an early view of New York, in superb original colour 20.

VISSCHER, Nicolas Jansz.

Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae nec Non Partis Virginiae Tabula multis in locis emendata. Amsterdam, c.1656. Fine full original colour. 470 x 550mm. A striking example.


A map of the Eastern Seaboard centred on New York City, first published in 1651, when it was the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam. It is a corrected version of the map published the year before by Jan Jansson but, more importantly, it is the first in a series of maps to include the prospect of New Amsterdam that is only the second known view of the city to be published. It shows the fledgling town, without defensive walls but with a gallows occupied by some unfortunate. The map is illustrated with vignettes of animals including turkeys, beavers and bears, as well as a depiction of a Mohican Indian settlement. Attempts have been made to name the tribal lands. This example is the second state, with Fort Kasimier marked on the Delaware River, but before the addition of Philadelphia. The same state is known to have been used in one of the first boundary disputes by William Penn and Lord Baltimore of Maryland. BURDEN: 315, state ii of v. S/N 18267

The Eastern Seaboard with the 'Restitutio' view of New York 21.


Totius Neobelgii Nova et Accuratissima Tabula. Amsterdam: Reiner & Josua Ottens, c.1725. Original colour. 465 x 545mm. In pristine condition


Hogo Allard's edition of the Jansson-Visscher map, updated with the 'Restitutio' view of New York, drawn during the short occupation by the Dutch in 1673. It shows the colony much enlarged since the English took it in 1664, with the defensive wall where Wall Street is now. Under Long Island the fleet of Vice Admiral Cornelius Evertsen, who took New York in 1673, is marked, BURDEN: 373, state 7 of 7. S/N 18268

An early view of New York 22.

SCHENK, Pieter.

Nieu Amsterdam, een stedeken in Noord Amerikaes Nieu Hollant, op het eilant Manhattan: Namaels Nieu Jork Genaemt, to en het geraekte in't gebiet der Engleschen. Amsterdam, 1702. Old colour. 225 x 275mm. $5,750 A Dutch view of New York, based on the ''Restitutio'' view of 1673, when the Dutch briefly reclaimed the city. By the time this view was printed, in Schenk's ''Hecatompolis'' (Book of Town Views), New York was firmly back in British hands, but Schenk has added a large ship with a Dutch standard to reinforce their aspirations to regain control. S/N 17630

Mid-19th century plan of New York City


MILLER, James.

New York City Map. New York: James Miller, 1857. Colour-printed wood-engraving. Printed area 410 x 730mm. Binding folds flattened. $1,150 A detailed plan of New York City, with Jersey City, Hoboken and Brooklyn, with extensive indexes. Of interest is the design of Central Park, depicted a year before it opened and fifteen years before the landscaping was finished. It is estimated that 1,600 residents (mainly free blacks and Irish emigrants) had to be evicted in 1857, the year of this map's publication. S/N 18298

A mid-19th century version of Montresor's important map of New York



A plan of the City of New-York & its Environs to Greenwich, on the North or Hudsons River, and to Crown Point, on the East or Sound River, Shewing the Several Streets, Publick Buildings, Docks, Fort and Battery, with the true Form & Course of the Commanding Grounds, with and without the Town. Survey'd in the Winter, 1775. Engraved from the original map by John Montresor, for D.T. Valentines Manual for 1855 by G. Hayward 120 Water St, NY. New York: D.T. Valentine, 1855. Coloured. Sheet 635 x 500mm. Binding folds flattened.


A plan of New York City, at the time covering only the tip of Manhattan, originally publshed c.1765. but this example copied from the second state of 1775. Underneath is a key that lists Fort George, the Battery and other military facilities, churches and meetings houses of the Quakers, the Synagogue near Broad Street, the workhouse and the 'Collegde' (Columbia). Top left is a chart of the approaches to the harbour. As one of the few early detailed maps of New York it was copied for publication in Valentine's 'Manual of the corporation of the city of New York'. S/N 18327

The famous Ellicott's plan for Washington DC



Plan of the City of Washington in the Territory of Columbia, ceded by the States of Virginia and Maryland to the United States of America, and by them established as the Seat of their Government after the Year 1800. London, 1795. 420 x 540mm. Binding folds flattened.


An early copy of Andrew Ellicott's map of the planned Federal capital, engraved by John Russell after the map by John Reid published in Winterbotham's 'An Historical Geographical, Commercial and Philosophical View of the United States' in 1795. It shows the layout of the streets in both Washington and Georgetown, with 'The President's House', National Mall and Capitol. S/N 17920

A near-contemporary plan of the Battle of Yorktown


SOULES, Henri.

Plan d'York en Virginie avec les attaques et les Campemens de l'Armée combinée de France et d'Amerique. Paris: Buisson, 1787. Original colour. 300 x 390mm, on blue-tinted paper. Lower left margin, trimmed by binder and reinstated. $1,100 A plan of the last major battle of the American Revolution, when a joint Franco-American army forced the British army under General Cornwallis to surrender. It was published in 'Histoire des Troubles de L'Amerique Anglaise, Ecrite sur les Memoires les Plus Authentiques' by François Soules, regarded as the best French history of the war. S/N 18299

A rare English map of Carolina


THORNTON, John, MORDEN, Robert, and LEA, Philip.

A New Mapp of Carolina. London: George Willdey, c.1715. 545 x 455mm.


A rare map of Carolina, with an inset of the Ashley and Cooper rivers and a list of the landowners of the colony. The map was originally published as part of a wall map of the British Empire in America, issued by Thornton, Morden and Lea in 1685, known by only one known example, in the BibliotĂŠque Nationale in Paris. Thornton and Morden sold their interest in this sheet to Lea, who issued it with only his name c.1695. BURDEN: 617, state 3. S/N 16280

Early English chart of Carolina



A New Mapp of Carolina. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. 430 x 520mm.


An important English sea chart of the coasts of Carolina from Cape Charles south to near Hilton Head, orientated with north to the right. An inset detail shows the approaches to Charleston. The chart was first published in the 1689 edition of 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation... Also, a New Description of Newfoundland, New-England, New-York, East and West New Jersey, Dellevar-Bay, Virginia, Maryland, and Carolina'. This was the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources. Despite the numerous errors it remained the most popular chart of the area for well over fifty years. See SHIRLEY: Maps in the Atlases of the British Library, M.M&P-5c for an edition of the following year. S/N 15471

An uncommon Spanish sea chart of Charleston Harbour



AmĂŠrica Septentrional. Carolina del Sur. Plano del Puerto de Charleston levantado en 1849 ĂĄ 1852 por la comision hidrografica de los Estados-Unidos. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1864. Touches of original colour. 990 x 640mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Small tear in the upper margin.


A Spanish edition of the US Costal Survey chart of Charleston Harbour during the period of Civil War siege of Charleston. The lighthouses are marked with colour. S/N 11853

Detailed 19th Century chart of the coasts of Georgia and Florida



Coast Chart No, 57. From Sapelo Island, Georgia to Amelia Island, Florida. Washington DC: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1876-86. Printed area 103 x 820mm. Some creasing at edges. $2,000 A chart on a scale of 1:80,000, showing the intricate network of rivers and estuaries on the coasts of southern Georgia with the border with Florida. It marks, Darien, St. Simon's Island, Brunswick, Jekyl Island, Cumberland Island to St. Marys and Fernandina. Originally published in 1867, this example has been updated to 1886. A pasted label warns: 'Mariners are cautioned not to follow this Chart in crossing the Bar at Fernandina Entrance, as the Channel has recently shifted to the Southward April 20th 1886'. After being drawn by the Lindenkohls, four engravers prepared the plate: one cut the outline, another on the lettering and two on the sand! S/N 18291

The first printed map of Georgia


BOWEN, Emanuel.

A New Map of Georgia, with Part of Carolina, Florida and Louisiana. Drawn from Original Draughts, assisted by the most approved Maps and Charts. Collected by Eman: Bowen Geographer to his Majesty. London, 1748. 370 x 480mm.


The first map of Georgia, published only fifteen years after the colony's foundation by James Oglethorpe on February 12th 1733. It shows Charleston west to the Mississippi, and south to New Orleans and Cape Canaveral in Florida, marking the lands of the tribes both friendly and hostile and known trails. The borders of the province with Florida and Louisiana are purposefully vague (the 'G' of Georgia is west of Mississippi) as there had been no negotiation with the Spanish. Indeed, such was the expectation of war that Oglethorpe originally banned slavery as a security risk. The map was published in the 1748 edition of John Harris’ 'Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca, or Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels', which contained a new chapter dedicated to Georgia, for which this map was engraved. As this was the official account of the colony, Bowen had access to the maps made by the colonists themselves. CUMMING: 267, Colour Plate 18. S/N 15278

An uncommon Spanish sea chart of Georgia & South Carolina



America Septentrional. Costa Este. Hoja III. Georgia y Carolina del Sur, desde Savannah hasta Capo Fear, segun los trabajos de loa Estados Unidos ejecutados desde 1855 รก 1857, con adiacionados y correcciones hasta 1860. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1868. Touches of original colour. 640 x 1000mm.


A Spanish sea chart based on American charts, showing from Savannah north to Cape Fear, with insets of Bulls Bay and Cape Island, both just north of Savannah. The lighthouses marked in colour. Inland the railways are marked. S/N 11862

James Oglethorpe's attack on St Augustine



A View of the Town and Castle of St. Augustine, and the English Camp before it June 20, 1740. by Tho.s Silver. London, Edward Cave, 1740. 305 x 175mm. Trimmed to printed border on right, new margin added, long tear repaired. $350 A contemporary map of General Oglethorpe's unsuccessful attack on St Augustine in Florida, during the 'War of Jenkin's Ear' (1739-48). It shows the positions of the British artillery on the island of Santa Anastasia and the blockading British naval squadron. The Gentleman's Magazine was one of the first general interest journals, running from 1731-1922. S/N 16001

American 'Blue-back' of Florida and the Bahamas


BLUNT, Edmund.

The Bahama Banks and the Gulf of Florida. New York: E. & G.W.Blunt, 1848. Touches of original colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 1000 x 1250mm, backed on blue paper. Some staining. $3,000 An American 'blue back' sea-chart showing Florida south of Lake George, the Bahamas and the north coast of Cuba, with an inset of Key West. S/N 11909

An uncommon Spanish sea chart of the Gulf coast of the USA 35.

BRYANT, Tomas.

Seno Mejicano. Hoya II. Parte Setentrional segun los trabajos mas modernos nacionales y estranjeros. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1867. 630 x 980mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.


A detailed Spanish chart of the Gulf coast from the Rio Bravo on the Mexico/Texas border to Apalachicola in Florida. There are five inset details: Matagorda & Galveston in Texas; the entrance to the Sabine River on the Texas-Louisiana border; Biloxi in Mississippi; and San Luis, an island just off the south end of Galveston Island. The inset of San Luis is an anomaly: it is shown completely covered in a grid pattern of streets, although northing appears to have ever been built. It is likely to be a resettlement plan caused by the upheaval of the Civil War. Lighthouses are marked in colour. S/N 11854

A 'blue-back' sea chart of the Gulf of Mexico from New Orleans to Tampa 36.

IMRAY, James & Son.

Gulf of Mexico. Chart No 1. (Tampa Bay to New Orleans). Compiled from Surveys made by order of the United States Govenment. London: James Imray & Son, 1902. Touches of original colour. Two sheets conjoined, laid on blue paper with publisher's title label, edged with linen, total 890 x 1330mm. With chart-seller's ink stamps. Two small tears in top edge, some pencil markings. $2,300 A working chart of the north coasts of the Gulf of Mexico, with parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Lighthouses are marked with colour. Insets are: Passes of the Mississippi; Entrance to Mobile Bay; Pensacola; St Andrew; East Pass; & Apalachicola. The ink stamps are of 'J. Blowey, Optician and Chronometer maker, Southside Street, Plymouth'. S/N 17407

A rare and important history and description of Florida



The Territory of Florida: or, Sketches of the Topography, Civil and Natural History, of the Country, the Climate, and the Indian tribes, from the First Discovery to the Present Time, with a map, views, etc. New York: A.T. Goodrich, 1839. Small 4to, original cloth, lettered and illustrated in gilt on spine; pp. 304, with lithographic frontis. portrait and two plates, large folding map. Complete. Wear to top and bottom of spine; some worming in margins of text and plate, not affecting images or text; title of one plate trimmed by binder; map separated from book, tear repaired and laid on archival tissue. $6,750 A rare description of Florida, published in the decade before statehood and important was its analysis of the recent Seminole Wars. The author, Dr John Lee Williams of Pensacola, travelled around the territory and, with Dr. William Simmons of St. Augustine, was tasked with selecting a central location for the state capital, picking Tallahassee. The map, with measures 865 x 760mm, was lithographed by Greene & McGowran on very flimsy paper. It was folded several times for insertion into the volume, making opening it problematic. Thus surviving copies of this book rarely have this map as it is usually destroyed. This volume had the map inserted but, because of a tear, we chose to remove it and have it backed on archivist's tissue to make it safe to handle. The portrait is of Osceola, leader of the Seminoles in the Second War (1835-9); the views are of St John's River & Fort Mellon, Lake Monroe. S/N 18324

Scarce 18th century map of Hawaii after James Cook 38.

CASSINI, Giovanni Maria.

Le Isole di Sandwich Delineate sulle Osservazioni Del Cap. Cook. Rome, 1798. Original colour. 360 x 500mm. An excellent example


The Sandwich Islands, with Cook's route around the islands marked. The map features a decorative vignette, showing Cook struggling with fierce Hawaiian natives, while another prepared to stab him in the back, with Cook's ship at anchor in the background. Issued in the scarce atlas, the 'Nuovo atlante geografico universale'. Undoubtedly this is the most decorative and sought after of all Hawaiian maps and the only decorative map based upon Cook's voyage to Hawaii. S/N 17968

An entomologist's map of Halifax, Nova Scotia 39.

HARRIS, Moses.

A Plan of the Harbour of Chebucto and Town of Halifax. London: E. Cave, 1749. 225 x 275mm. Trimmed at bottom corners for binding as normally found.


Map of Halifax engraved by Thomas Jefferys for the Gentleman's Magazine, with many decorations including the 1624 arms of Nova Scotia; the shields of the seven Baronets of Nova Scotia; butterflies; a musk beetle and a representation of a porcupine. Although most famous as an entomologist, Moses Harris had training as a surveyor. He and his wife travelled to Nova Scotia in 1749 when Edward Cornwallis was made the first British Governor, and drew this plan after Cornwallis had picked a site for the new settlement of Halifax (named after the President of the Board of Trade, Lord Halifax). Although the beetle and the moth fit with Harris's interests, it is likely that the porcupine was added back in London, as the artist must have been working from a written description rather than life. S/N 17219

A scarce 17th century sea-chart of the West Indies


LOON, Jan van.

Pascaarte vande vaste Cust en Eylanden van Westindien, Als mede de Virginis en Nieu-Nederland, van C. Droge tot C. Cod. Amsterdam, c.1661. Original colour. Sheet 435 x 540mm. Narrow top margin, with minor restoration at top edge. $3,850 A rare and decorative sea chart of the West Indies, with the Eastern Seaboard north to Cape Cod, with 'Manhates' marked. This chart was first published in 1661, three years before the British took New York from the Dutch. Johannes and Gilles Van Loon were amongst the many chart makers working in Amsterdam in the wake of the Dutch merchant marine activity around the world. Although the chart derives from one published by Gerritsz some 30 years earlier this extends further north to include the New England south coast, and also charts the Pacific coast of Central America, off which a Dutch ship is illustrated for the first time in that location. A finely engraved and important chart. KOEMAN: Loon 1, 31; BURDEN: 367, 'uncommon'. S/N 16399

A detailed 19th Century sea chart of Andros in the Bahamas 41 OWEN, Richard, BARNETT. E. & SMITH, Thomas. The Grand Bahama Bank from Great Isaac to 23ยบ 40' N. Latitude. Washington D.C.: Hydrographic Office, 1871. 960 x 660mm, on linen as issued, with Eugene F. Medinger's seller's label. Some creasing of edges, a few signs of age. $1,600 A detailed chart of Andros, the largest inhabited 'island' of the Bahamas, although broken up by inlets and mangrove swamps. Commander Richard Owen of the Royal Navy surveyed the area between 1836 and 1842, with the Admiralty publishing his chart in 1844. This American edition was first published in 1869, with this example updated to 1861. Eugene F. Medinger was an nautical instrument maker at 115 Broad Street, New York, but his wife achieved a great fame. In 1895 she was struck by a Brooklyn Heights Railroad trolley car, dragged 60 feet and beheaded. Despite being the 105th person to be killed by the company's cars, the manner of her death was too much: charges of manslaughter were brought and the jury found the company 'did feloniously, and culpably, carelessly and negligently kill'. Eugene got $7,500 damages. S/N 18289

An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of St Thomas


LAWRANCE, George Bell.

Plano del Puerto del S.Thomas. Levantado en 1851, por el Teniente de Navio de la Marina Real Inglesa G.B. Lawrance. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1863. Tinted lithograph, with touches of original colour. 650 x 960mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Fine condition. $5,400 A Spanish edition of Lawrance's detailed chart of the approaches to Charlotte Amalie, the port of St Thomas in the Virgin Islands. The lighthouses are marked with colour. Lawrance spent a decade in the West Indies mapping for the Admiralty. Among his output was a general chart of the Virgin Islands, the Island of Tortola and the route from St Domingo to Dominica. At the time of publication the U.S. government was considering buying the Danish Virgin Islands for $7.5 million, but failed to get popular support. In 1917, justifying the purchase as defence against German attacks in the West Indies, the U.S. bought the Islands for $25 million in gold. S/N 11834

Two maps from 'The War of Jenkins' Ear' 43. CHASSEREAU, Pierre. Neu und Verbesserter Plan der St. u Hafens Havana auf der Ins. Cuba mit den Wasser Tiesen, Sandbæncken und Klippen nochmalen über Senen v. Pr. Chassereau. Anno 1739. London: Thomas Bowles & Nuremberg: J.C. Homann, c.1740. Original colour. 250 x 290mm. Trimmed from larger sheet, remargined at bottom. $600 A scarce plan of Havana, with an eleven-point key detailing the defences. This is an unusual collaboration between two important publishers of England and Germany. The map was published during the 'War of Jenkins' Ear' (1739-48), fought between Britain and Spain over the 'asiento' (right of the British to sell slaves to the Spanish Colonies). Havana was an expected target of a British assault, but Admiral Vernon chose to attack Havana instead. S/N 18320

44. CHASSEREAU, Pierre. Neu und Verbesserter Plan des Hafens von Carthagena in America, 16⁰ 26ʹ Norder Breite, nach dem Entwurf des Pr. Chassereau, Archit. 1740. nach Engelland gebracht. und ans Liechtgegeben. London: J.C. Homann, c.1740. Original colour. 250 x 290mm. Trimmed from larger sheet, remargined at top. $540 A scarce plan of Cartagena showing Admiral Vernon's attack. S/N 18321

A satirical map on the Mississippi Bubble



Afbeeldinge Van't Zeer Vermaarde Eiland Geks-Kop. Amsterdam, 1720, 290 x 230mm. Trimmed close to neatline, bottom right corner repaired.


A map of the island of 'Geks-Kop' (fools cap) from 'Het Groote Tafereel Der Dwaasheid' (The Great Mirror Of Folly). The title translates as 'A representation of the very famous island of Mad-head, lying in the sea of shares, discovered by Mr. Law-rens, and inhabited by a collection of all kinds of people, to whom are given the general name shareholders'. At the centre of the image is a map of an island depicted as the head of a Fool wearing his traditional cap; the place names include Blind Fort, Bubble River, and Mad House, surrounded by the islets of Poverty, Sorrow, and Despair. Around the map are scenes including a crowd stoning the headquarters of the Compagnie and a creditor fleeing his investors in a land-yacht. This satirical engraving of the Mississippi Bubble is one of the most famous cartographic curiosities. It represents the collapse of the French Compagnie de la Louisiane d'Occident, founded by the Scottish financier John Law in 1717, which was granted control of Louisiana. Its plans to exploit the resources of the region (the 'Mississippi Scheme') captured the popular imagination and people rushed to invest: share prices opened at 500 livres, but rapidly rose to 18,000 livres. At this point speculators indulged in profit-taking, causing a run on the shares. Confidence collapsed, causing a run on the company’s capital and the company went bankrupt, ruining many, not only in France, but throughout Europe. As a consequence of this failure, confidence in many colonial schemes collapsed, forcing many companies into bankruptcy, including the English South Sea Company and a number in the Netherlands, prompting this satire. S/N 10616

Titlepage of Book V of De Bry's Grand Voyages


DE BRY, Johann Theodore.

AmericĂŚ pars Quinta. Nobilis & admiratione plena Hieronymi Bezoni Mediolanensis. Frankfurt, 1595. Sheet 310 x 220mm. Nick in left edge.


The engraved title to the second part of De Bry's printing of Girolamo Benzoni's 'Historia del Mundo Nuevo', an important first-hand account of the Spanish in America. Benzoni was in the Americas from 1541 to 1556, trying to make his fortune: his book detailed the day-to-day life of the colonies, at a time when the treatment of the natives was causing controversy back in Europe. S/N 13261

A portrait of Alexander von Humboldt in his study



[Alexander von Humboldt.] Berlin: Alexander Duncker, c.1848. Tinted lithograph with facsimile autograph, finished by hand. Printed area 315 x 360mm. Marginal tear repaired. $1,320 A scene of Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) at work in his study, taken from a watercolour by fellow Prussian Eduard Hildebrandt (1818-68), executed when the famed explorer was nearly eighty. The facsimile hand writing states that it is a true representation of his study while he was writing his treatise 'Kosmos' (a term he reintroduced from ancient Greek). The explorer and painter had become friends, and Humboldt had been able to introduce Hildebrandt to some important clients: Hildebrandt's first trip to America was to paint Rio de Janeiro for Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia. This led to a world tour, 1860 - 1862, which included stops in the Middle East, India, Singapore, Thailand, Macao, Hong Kong, China, The Philippines, Japan and the United States. A folio of his works from his round-the-world voyage were published as chromolithographs in 1864 in Berlin under the title of 'Reise Um Die Erde' (Journey around the Earth). S/N 16819

An Italian anti-American poster from the Second World War



La Preghiera di Roosevelt. Incredibile; ma vero! Preghiera composta da Roosvelt e da lui trasmessa da tutte le stazioni radio alleate il giorno 7 giugno 1944 [The Prayer of Roosevelt. Incredible but true! Prayer composed by Roosevelt and broadcast from all the Allied radio stations on 7 June 1944. ] Italy, c.1944. Coloured lithograph. Sheet 700 x 995mm. Folded as issued.


A propaganda poster designed to provoke animosity against the Americans occupying Italy during the last months of the Second World War. It follows a prayer broadcast by Franklin D. Roosevelt on Allied radio on 7th June 1944, three days after the Liberation of Rome and one day after D-Day. It shows a central figure of Roosevelt on his knees, praying. Surrounding him are his his prayers (in Italian) and vignette illustrations of what his prayers mean to the Italians. Top right his prayer, 'Lord help us to overcome all obstacles in order to reach the honest and much desired award', is accompanied by an image of a G.I. bagging up 'the World's gold'. Middle right his prayer, 'We fight a holy crusade to free the oppressed peoples and for justice to triumph', shows a trooper tying a man with economic bonds and gagging him. Elsewhere the troops loot antiquities under the orders of a crudely-caricatured Jew in spats and accost Italian women. Another gross caricature shows a bare-footed negro jazzman playing the saxophone. ''Your will be done and so be it''. S/N 18325

BIRD'S-EYE VIEWS OF U.S. CITIES The first bird's-eye view of Boston 49.


Bird's Eye View of Boston. New York: John Bachmann, 1850. Tinted lithograph finished with hand colour. Sheet 590 x 790mm. A little soiling of margins. $10,100 A spectacular elevated prospect of Boston from above Back Bay, looking down on Boston Common and Public Gardens, with the Mill Dam on the left and the Providence Railroad terminal bottom right. John Bachmann (1814-96) was born in Switzerland and worked as a lithographer in Switzerland and Paris before emigrating to America c.1847. He produced the first major series of bird's-eye views of American cities, including New York, Philadelphia, New Orleans and Havana as well as Boston. S/N 18293

An early bird's-eye view of New York 50.


Bird's Eye View of New York. New York: John Bachmann, 1851. Tinted lithograph finished with hand colour. Sheet 670 x 890mm. Two long tears repaired, backed on restorer's paper. $11,800 A spectacular elevated prospect of New York from above Ellis Island, before the building of any bridges, the rivers filled with sailing ships and paddle steamers. John Bachmann (1814-96) was born in Switzerland and worked as a lithographer in Switzerland and Paris before emigrating to America c.1847. He produced the first major series of bird's-eye views of American cities, including New York, Philadelphia, New Orleans and Havana as well as Boston. S/N 18295

An early bird's-eye view of Philadelphia 51.


Birds Eye View of Philadelphia. New York: John Bachmann, 1850. Tinted lithograph finished with hand colour. Sheet 590 x 790mm. Repaired holes, a little soiling of margins. $5,350 A spectacular elevated prospect of Philadelphia overlooking the docks, filled with a mixture of sailing ships and paddle steamers. John Bachmann (1814-96) was born in Switzerland and worked as a lithographer in Switzerland and Paris before emigrating to America c.1847. He produced the first major series of bird's-eye views of American cities, including New York, Philadelphia, New Orleans and Havana as well as Boston. S/N 18294

A rare balloon view of New York at the end of the 19th century 52.


City of New York. New York: Colton, 1897. Chromolithograph. Sheet 570 x 985mm. Trimmed close to image on three sides, repair in bottom margin. $8,100 A large and detailed arial view of Manhattan from above Jersey City, but showing from the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn and Queens on the right to Central Park and Rikers Island upper left. A rare item: at the time the Colton firm was winding down, merging with Ohman the following year, making this one of the last publications of the company. We have traced only one other example on the market, none in institutions. S/N 18329

View of New York near the beginning of the 20th century



New-York. German, c.1900. Chromolithograph. 625 x 825mm.


An imposing bird's-eye view of New York, centred on Manhattan with the Brooklyn Suspension bridge (here called the East River Bridge) spanning the East River. Governors Island is in the bottom right. S/N 17176

WORLD MAPS Bünting's famous clover leaf design


BÜNTING, Heinrich.

Die ganze Welt in ein Kleberblat... Magdeburg, 1581-. Woodcut, printed area 270 x 380mm. A fine, dark printing.


Bünting's famous clover leaf map, showing Europe, Asia and Africa as separate leaves connected to Jerusalem at the centre. England and Scandinavia appear as islands at the top of the map; the New World fills the bottom left corner. The map was published in Bünting's 'Itinerarium Sacræ Scripturæ' (Travel through Holy Scripture), a reworking of the bible as a travel guide. Also included were maps of Europe as a Virgin Queen and Asia as Pegasus. This design was of particular relevance to Bünting because a clover leaf features on the arms of his hometown of Hanover. SHIRLEY: World 142. S/N 17369

A world map celebrating the voyage of Willem Schouten


DE BRY, Johann Theodore.

[Guilhelmi Schouten in australem oceanum expeditio.] Oppenheim: de Bry, c.1619. Engraved map 170 x 210mm, set in letterpress.


A double-hemisphere world map used as a frontispiece to De Bry's 'Pars Undecima AmericĂŚ' (Grand Voyages Part XI), which contained the account of the voyage of Willem Shouten (c.1567-1625) in which he was the first to round Cape Horn (1616). The map marks his route but has little other detail. The borders, on the other hand, are finely-engraved, with large portraits of Schouten and Magellan and medallion portraits of Francis Drake, Olivier van Noordt, Thomas Cavendish and Joris van Spilbergen. SHIRLEY: 301. S/N 17013

A world map with portraits of the Twelve CĂŚsars


VISSCHER, Claes Janszoon.

Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula. Amsterdam, 1652. Original colour. 445 x 560mm. Restoration to margin and centre fold.


This magnificent planisphere manages to include 30 separate illustrations in its panels. Along the top and bottom are equestrian portraits of the Twelve CĂŚsars of Tacitus. The four corners feature female allegorical figures of the Continents, with Europe as a shepherdess, Asia seated on a camel, Africa on a crocodile and America on an armadillo! The left border has prospects of Rome, Amsterdam, Jerusalem and Tunis, interspersed with illustrations of European, Asian and African dress. The right border is given over completely to America: the prospects of Mexico City, Havana, Pernambuco and Todos os Santos Bay are separated by vignettes of North American natives, South Americans and the giants of the Magellan Strait. Originally published in 1639, most of the cartography has been copied from Blaeu, although Arctic America has been extended, as has the St Lawrence River. This state has the date 1652, the year of Visscher's death, added. SHIRLEY: 350. S/N 17720

Speed's world map, the first atlas map to show California as an island


SPEED, John.

A New and Accurat Map of the World Drawne according to ye truest Descriptions, latest Discoveries & best observations y.t have beene made by English or Strangers. 1651. London: Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 395 x 515mm. Lateral margins repaired, tips of bottom corners reinstated. $16,900 The double-hemisphere world map from Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', the first English atlas of the world, first published in 1627. It was probably engraved by Abraham Goos, who signed most of the other maps in the atlas. It was the first atlas map to show California as an island, an idea Goos introduced to print with a map of North America in 1624. On the other side of the world this map also shows Korea as an island and depicts 'Beach', the mythical kingdom located on 'The Southerne Unknowne Land'. Around the rims of the double-hemispheres is an abundance of decoration, including celestial spheres in the cusps, allegorical figures of the Four Elements, portraits of circumnavigators and diagrams of eclipses. On verso is an interesting English-text 'Description of the World'. Although this is a desirable factor today, only being published in the English language limited the overseas sales potential, enhancing the rarity value. SHIRLEY: World, 317. S/N 17813

A superbly-decorated 17th century double-hemisphere world map



Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula. Amsterdam, c.1685. Original colour. 490 x 590mm. Two pin holes in left margin, otherwise fine.


A double-hemisphere world with two polar spheres in the cusps. California is an island; the islands of 'Jedso' and 'Terre Esonis' in the north Pacific; and Australia and New Zealand are only partial outlines. The allegorical scenes in the corners feature the Four Elements: 'Earth' is represented by farming; 'Air' by birds, classical figures for the bodies of the Solar System, with signs of the Zodiac; 'Fire' by war, with a battle scene with a burning city; and 'Water' has trading ships, mer-people and a whale. SHIRLEY: 529. S/N 17538

Jacques Cassini's planisphere with superb decoration


AA, Pieter van der.

Planisphere Terrestre Suivant les nouvelles Observations des Astronomes DressĂŠ et presentĂŠ au Roy tres Chretien par Mr. Cassini le Fils, de l'Academie Royal des Sciences. Leiden: van der Aa, 1713. Coloured, 550 x 665mm. Narrow top margin.


A close copy of Jacques Cassini's extremely rare map published by Nolin in 1696, showing the world on an Azimuthal equidistant projection (i.e. in a single sphere, centred on the North Pole, heavily distorting the Antipodes. This, in turn, was based on Jean-Dominique Cassini's 8-metre map prepared for the French Academy of Sciences in the 1680s, the first map to set standard longitudes for known places based on the observations of the moons of Jupiter. Here the sites where the readings were taken are marked with stars. In the Cassini-Nolin map the corners were left blank; here they have been embellished with designs by Jan Goree, with four large classical figures, including Mercury, cherubs and the signs of the Zodiac. On the map California is an island. See SHIRLEY 579 for Cassini's original. S/N 17611

The 'island of California' AND Hawaii


MARSHALL, Richard.

A Curious Map of the World Corrected from the Observations Communicated to ye R.l Society of London & the Roy.l Accademy at Paris. Likewise from the late Voyage round ye World, Performed by the Hon.ble Comodore Byron Capt.n Cook etc... London: John, James & Eleanor Marshall, 1785. Original outline colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 610 x 1030mm. $10,200 A large map of the world with each sphere rimmed with scientific facts and theories and astronomical diagrams in further spheres in the corners and cusps. The map itself is extraordinary for showing both Hawaii and the Bering Strait, resulting from Captain Cook's Third Voyage (1776-9), yet still having California as an island! The map was originally issued c.1770 by Richard Marshall, a printer famed for publishing Christopher Saxton's twohundred-year-old county maps in partnership with Cluer Dicey. This example is dated two years after Richard's death, when his widow Eleanor and two sons, James and John, ran the business. See ARMITAGE: World at their Fingertips, Map 19, for the first state. S/N 18221

A majestic large format set of World & Continents


JAILLOT, Alexis-Hubert.

[Set of World & 5 Continents.] Amsterdam, Pieter Mortier, c.1700. Original colour. 6 plates, each printed on two sheets and conjoined, totals c. 580 x 880mm. Laid on linen, as originally issued. $30,000 A fine set of large and decorative maps, from Mortier's issue of Jaillot's 'Atlas Nouveau', consisting of a double-hemisphere World, Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, and South America. While all the maps have Jaillot's name on them the world is n uncommon a new plate after Witsen. California is back on the mainland but it has a long baja on both sides of the peninsula, a possibly unique depiction. Further north is a huge 'Mer de l'Ouest' and a North-West Passage. In the other hemisphere Tasmania and New Guinea are joined by a hypothetical coastline, and Ezo is part of mainland Asia. The other maps are Sanson's maps, redrawn on a larger scale by Jaillot at the request of Sanson's heirs. The North America still has the large island of California. SHIRLEY: World 621, 'a new two-sheet world map... of special interest'; NORWICH: Africa 46; McLAUGHLIN: 55. S/N 18316

BRAUN & HOGENBERG TOWN PLANS Plates from the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first systematic series of printed town plans, a monumental six-volume work published 1572-1618

Mexico City and Cusco 62.

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans.

Mexico, Regia et Celebris HispaniĂŚ Novae Civitas; Cusco, Regni Peru in Novo Orbe Caput. Cologne, 1572-, Latin text. Coloured. 270 x 475mm.


Two early 'map-views' on one sheet, showing Mexico City and Cusco, the capital cities of the Aztecs and Incas, with the major buildings shown in profile with little consideration for perspective. In the foreground of each are illustrations of Aztec and Inca figures. These were the only two American cities depicted in the 'Civitates'. KOEMAN: B&H 1. S/N 17667

The first available printed map of London 63.

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans.

Londinum Feracissimi Angliae Regni Metropolis. Koln: c.1574. Fine original colour. 330 x 490mm. Paper slightly age-toned.


The earliest town plan of London to survive. This example is from the second state of the plate, issued two years after the first, with the spelling 'West Muster' and the addition of the Royal Exchange. The plan was engraved by Frans Hogenberg, copied from a 15-or-20-sheet printed map, probably commissioned by the merchants of the Hanseatic League, who had significant commercial interests in England. For over two centuries they had enjoyed tax and customs concessions in the trade of wool and finished cloth, allowing them to control that trade in Colchester and other cloth-making centres. Their base in the City was the Steelyard (derived from 'Stalhof'), named 'Stiliyards' by the side of the Thames on this map and described in the text panel lower right. They purchased the building in 1475. Part of the trade deal was their obligation to maintain Bishopsgate, the gate through the city walls that led to their interests in East Anglia. The rump cities of the Hanseatic League sold the building in 1853 and it is now the site of Cannon Street Station. The map must have been drawn fifteen years or so before publication: in the centre is the Norman St. Paul's Cathedral, with the spire that was hit by lighting and destroyed in 1561 and not replaced before the Great Fire of London destroyed the building in 1666. HOWGEGO: 2 (2). S/N 18303

Edinburgh 64.

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans.

Edenburg. Edenburgum Scotiae Metropolis. Cologne, 1581-, Latin text. Coloured. 345 x 460mm.


A fine 'map-view' of Edinburgh showing the medieval city walls which, at the time, protected a population of about 12,000; top left is Edinburgh Castle with the Grassmarket underneath; in the centre is St Giles' Cathedral. KOEMAN: B&H 3. S/N 17666

Paris, in fine colour 65.

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans.

Lutetia, vulgari nomine Paris... Cologne, 1572-, Latin text. Original colour. 340 x 485mm. Some age-toning of paper.


A late 16th century plan of Paris, with the major buildings shown in profile, with little consideration for perspective. It was published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first systematic series of printed townplans. S/N 18304

Moscow 66.

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans.

Moscauw. Cologne, 1576, Latin text edition. Coloured. 355 x 490mm. Tiny repair to centre fold.


A 'map-view' of Moscow, published in the second volume of the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed townplans. The major buildings are shown in profile, with no consideration for perspective. On the frozen river Mosca are skaters and horse-drawn sledges and in the foreground are soldiers on horseback. This is the first of the two plans of Moscow done by Braun and Hogenberg. A second appeared in the last volume, published in 1618, necessitated by Ladislas of Poland, who rampaged through the city in 1611. KOEMAN: B&H 2. S/N 11675

Rome 67.

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans.

Roma. Cologne, 1572-, Latin text edition. Old colour. 335 x 490mm.


Under the map is an extensive key and two figures in contemporary dress. KOEMAN: B&H 1. S/N 18142

Venice 68.

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans.

Venetia. Cologne, 1572-, Latin text. Old colour. 340 x 485mm.


Copied from Bolognino Zaltieri's plan of c.1565, it has a costume vignette and a 153-point key under the map. S/N 18144

Constantinople, in fine original colour 69.

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans.

Byzantium, nunc Constantinopolis. Cologne, c.1574. Original colour. 330 x 485mm. Centre fold reinforced on verso.


Originally published in 1572, this example comes from the second state, with the last roundel in the series of portraits of the Turkish sultans filled by Murad III (1574-95). S/N 18305

Miscellany The only original map in Pitt's 'English Atlas'


PITT, Moses.

A Map of the North-Pole and the Parts Adjoining. Oxford: Moses Pitt, 1680. Coloured. 460 x 590mm. A few small repairs, pinholes in crest.


A scarce map of the Arctic Circle, with the title on a curtain, with portraits of Lapplanders and a whaling scene. On the map the mythical island of Frisland is marked, as is a strait through Greenland, placed there instead of Canada by Martin Frobisher, who had been confused by the non-existence of Frisland. Further west the discoveries of the English explorers looking for the North West Passage are shown. Bottom left are the arms of Charles FitzCharles (1657-80), the son of Charles II, which consists of his father's arms with a baton sinister vair overall, signifying illegitimacy. He died of dysentery defending Tangier, which had been part of his father's dowry when marrying the Portuguese princess Catherine of Braganza in 1662. S/N 17805

Dumont D'Urville in the ice of Antarctica


MOREL-Fatio, Antoine Léon.

Les Glaces. Les Corvettes l'Astrolabe & la Zelée parties de France en 1837, pour exécuter un voyage de circumnavigation sous le commandement du Capitaine de Vaisseau Dumont D'Urville. Paris: François Delarue, c.1855. Aquatint. 530 x 670mm. Some minor spotting and faint surface abrasion.


A scene from Jules Dumont D'Urville's expedition to the Antarctic to find the South Magnetic Pole (1837-40). It shows some of the crew on the pack ice trying to free one of the corvettes. Once free the ships turned north to give his men a respite from the cold, making another attempt in 1840. Morel-Fatio (1810-71) was made 'peintre officiel de la Marine' (Painter of the Fleet) in 1853. S/N 18307

Speed's map of Asia 72.

SPEED, John.

Asia with the Islands Adioyning described, the atire of the people & Townes of importance, all of them newly augmented by J:S: Ano. Dom: 1626. London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 390 x 510mm. $5,400 The first map of Asia by an Englishman (although Speed still had to turn to a Dutch engraver, Abraham Goos, to produce it), published in the 'Prospect of the... World', first published 1627. Down the sides are ten costume vignettes, and eight city prospects, including Jerusalem, Goa and Macao, run along the top of the map. On verso is an English text, 'The Description of Asia', containing a mixture of fact and amusing myth. S/N 17816

A classic early 17th century map of China 73. HONDIUS, Jodocus. China. Amsterdam, 1623, French text edition. Original colour. 350 x 460mm. $3,650 Interesting map of China, also showing Korea as an island, a distorted Japan and the tip of north-west America. Decorations include a land-yacht, a junk, seamonster and a western galleon, and a crucifixion scene within a strapwork cartouche. KOEMAN: Me 28a. S/N 17883

A Jesuit missionary's map of Japan


CARDIM, Antonio Francisco.

Japponiae Nova & Accurata descriptio Per R.P. Antonium Franciscum Cardim Societatis Jesu Ad Elogia Japponica. Rome: Typis Heredum Corbelletti, 1646. 275 x 405mm. Small cracks in centre fold repaired.


A very uncommon map, published in Cardim's 'Fasciculus e Japponicis floribus, suo adhuc madentibus sanguine', an illustrated history of the martyrdoms in Japan from 1597 to 1640. A 36-point key lists the Jesuit properties in Japan and a vignette ship illustrates the landing of St Francis Xavier, a co-founder of the Jesuits) on Japan,15th August 1549. Cardim (1596-1659), a Portuguese Jesuit, travelled to Goa, Vietnam and China between 1618 to 1638. After a period back in Europe, during which time he wrote this book, he set sail for the East again in 1649. After a ship wreck off Mozambique he arrived in Goa in 1650. In 1653 he was captured by Dutch privateers who kept him prisoner for over two years. He died in Macao, aged 63, never having visited Japan. HUBBARD: 21. S/N 17935

A pair of 17th Century globe gores showing Australia


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria.

[Two gore sheets from an 47cm diameter terrestrial globe, showing central and eastern Australia, dedicated to William III.] Venice, 1697. Two plates, each (at most) 125 x 335mm. Faint double image.


Two globe gores, designed to be pasted onto a globe 46cm (18") in diameter. The left sheet shows central Australia with a vignette of natives hunting whales with spears; the right sheet show western Carpentaria and Tasmania, with the coast of New South Wales left blank, being unknown to Europeans for another 70 years. A wreath contains a dedication to William III, king of Great Britain, dated 1696. The sheets were published in Coronelli's very scarce 'Libro dei Globi', a collection of gore sheets of globes of different sizes. S/N 17936

The first illustration of a Maori's tattooed face 76.


No 13. [The head of a New Zealander.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 185 x 225mm. A very fine example. $600 An illustration of the intricately-tattooed face of a Maori, published in Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...' which included the Official Account of Captain Cook's First Voyage. It shows the Maori head-and-shoulders, with a comb in his hair, a stone ear ornament and a tooth necklace. Although tattooing was already known, it was Cook's voyage that introduced the Samoan word 'Tatau' to England, with Sir Joseph Banks describing the procedure in his journals. The plate only has a plate number, so the title, as above, comes from the index. S/N 16676

The first English map of the continent of Africa 77.

SPEED, John.

AfricĂŚ, described, the manners of their habits, and buildinge: newly done into English by J.S. London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 405 x 525mm. Repairs in margins of bottom corners. $5,400 A landmark map of Africa, engraved by Abraham Goos for Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', the first English atlas of the world. Along the top of the map are prospects of eight cities, including Alexandria, Cairo, Tunis and Algiers. Down the sides are ten costume vignettes of African natives, including an Egyptian, Abyssinian Madagascan and a man from the Cape of Good Hope. BETZ: Africa, 62, state 3. S/N 17814

The rare First Edition of Speed's map of the British Isles in contemporary colour 78.

SPEED, John.

The Kingdome of Great Britaine and Ireland. London, John Sudbury & George Humble, 1611-12. Contemporary colour. 385 x 510mm. Minor repairs to weaknesses caused by the original colour. $6,750 The British Isles, engraved by Jodocus Hondius for Speed's 'Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain'. Speed has compiled the map from various sources: Saxton for England & Wales, Hondius's map of 1591 for Ireland & Mercator for Scotland. The two views show London c.1600, with St Pauls and the Tower on the north bank and the Globe and the Bear-baiting ring on the South; and Edinburgh, showing the city under siege c.1544. Contemporary colour on Speed's maps is very unusual. SHIRLEY: 316, catchword 'wee'. S/N 17281

Speed's famous map of the Saxon Heptarchy 79.

SPEED, John.

Britain As It Was Devided in the tyme of the Englishe Saxons especially during their Heptarchy. London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 385 x 505mm. Small tear in lower margin repaired. $3,500 The most decorative map of the British Isles, engraved by Jodocus Hondius for Speed's 'Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain'. England is shown divided into the seven Saxon kingdoms, with the kingdoms of the Scots, Picts and Welsh also marked. Flanking the map are two columns of vignettes: on the left can be seen the first king of each Saxon region; on the right the conversions of their successors to Christianity, persuaded by discussion, preaching, visions and violence. The English text on verso gives an outline of the history. Speed's map was so striking that it was copied by both Blaeu and Jansson for their atlases of the British Isles. SHIRLEY: 317. S/N 18227

The famous map of Iceland with sea monsters 80.

ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Islandia. Antwerp, 1603, Latin text edition. Old colour. 390 x 490mm. Wormholes in lower margin filled in, otherwise a fine example. $10,000 One of the most decorative maps ever published, well-known for its depiction of over a dozen exotic sea-monsters (with a key referring to a list on verso), polar bears on iceflows and the volcano Hekla in the interior. Ortelius based the cartography on a map by Gudbrandur Thorlaksson (1542-1627), Lutheran bishop of HĂłlar, which was the most accurate up to that time. However he augmented the map with the sea monsters from the woodcut 'Carta Marina' of Scandinavia by Olaus Magnus, 1539. Ortelius's version first appeared in an atlas in 1587, in the 'Additamentum IV', an appendix of new 22 maps not featured in the last full 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'. VAN DEN BROECKE: 161. S/N 17944

Classic English carte-Ă -figure map of Italy 81.

SPEED, John.

Italia newly augmented by J: Speede. London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 400 x 520mm. Small tear in margin repaired. $4,860 A superbly engraved map of Italy with eight vignettes of regional costume down the sides, as well as portraits of the Pope and the Doge of Venice, and views of Rome, Genoa, Verona, Naples, Venice and Florence running along the top. From Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', the first English atlas of the world. S/N 17718

A superb 17th century plan of Venice 82. CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. Citta di Venetia. Venice, c.1693. Two sheets conjoined, total 490 x 770mm. Remargined at top, as usual with this large format plate. $12,200 A magnificent, largescale bird's-eye view of Venice, surrounded by armorials of the Venetian nobility on a garland, the Venetian lion top centre. This is an example of the first state (of three), still with the date of 1693 in the dedication roundel. This is a scarce map: it not appear in all of Coronelli's atlases and the examples that did were often damaged because of the large height and width. MORETTO: 114, first state of three, 'considered one of the most beautiful and appreciated Venetian maps'. S/N 17736

A 'Lafreri-School' map of Iberia 83.


[Untitled map of Iberia.] Venice: Ferrando di Bertelli, c.1567. Two sheets joined, total 435 x 545mm, on paper with an anchor watermark, with exceptional margins. Evidence of a crack in the printing plate on the lower left edge. $13,200 An exceptional example of this rare separate-issue map of Iberia. Forlani was one of the most prominent members of the 'Lafreri-school' group of mapmakers in Italy. Not only did he publish his own maps, his skills as engraver, particularly for lettering, made other publishers commission him to make maps for them: maps attributed to him were published by, among others, Camocio, Bertelli and Zaltieri in Venice, and Duchetti in Rome. This is one of the few to bear his name: of the 97 maps attributed to him by David Woodward, eighty are unsigned. WOODWARD: The Maps and Prints of Paulo Forlani; MAPFORUM.COM: Issue 11, biography, & Forlani's Works, 68. S/N 7437

A large chart of the constellations of the Northern Hemisphere


REUTTER, Ferdinand.

Der Nรถrdliche Gestirnte Himmel Dargestellt von Dr. Frdn. Reuter. Lith. Anstalt von C.Hellfarth in Gotha. Gotha: Justus Perthes, c.1860. Tinted lithograph. Dissected and laid on silk as issued, total 985 x 945mm. A few signs of use. $5,000 A striking map of the stars visible from the Northern hemisphere, graded with their their apparent magnitude graded (the largest marked with gold), their traditional figurative constellations outlined over a rich indigo background. In the bottom corners is an index of the names of the constellations (in German) and their primary stars (Latinised Arabic). S/N 18323

Celestial chart of Tycho Brahe's theories of the Universe 85.


Planisphaerium Braheum, sive structura Mundi Totius, ex hypothesi Tychonis Brahei in plano delineata. Amsterdam, Schenk & Valk, 1708. Original colour with additions, including gold highlights. 440 x 515mm. $4,000 A beautiful celestial chart depicting the 'planisphere of Brahe, or the structure of the universe following the hypothesis of Tycho Brahe drawn in a planar view'. The Danish Astronomer Tycho Brahe posited a Solar System merging the theories of Ptolemy and Copenicus, so that the Sun revolved around the earth, but the planets were bound to the Sun. Jupiter is shown with four moons. In the borders the title banners are held up by putti, and portraits of Brahe at his Hven observatory bottom right and probably Ptolemy bottom left. This chart was was engraved by Jan van Loon and published in the 'Atlas Coelestis; seu Harmonia Macrocosmica', the only celestial atlas to be produced in the Netherlands before the nineteenth century. It was a compilation of maps of the Ptolemaic universe and the more modern theories of Copernicus and Brahe, and remains the finest and most highly decorative celestial atlas ever produced. It was originally published by Jan Jansson in 1660: this chart comes from Schenk & Valk's reissue. KOEMAN: Cel 3. S/N 13526

The world’s construction according to Tycho Brahe 86.


Scenographia compagis mundanae Brahea. Amsterdam, Schenk & Valk, 1708. Original colour with additions, including gold highlights. 440 x 515mm. $4,000 'Scenography of the world’s construction according to Brahe.' A fine celestial chart showing the world's eastern hemisphere, with the motions of the sun and planets and a band representing the Zodiac. The borders are filled with putti and allegorical figures holding scientific instruments. S/N 13543

Pair of celestial charts with the constellations depicted with Christian iconography 87. CELLARIUS, Andreas. Coeli Stellati Christiani Haemisphaerium Posterius. [&] Coeli Stellati Christiani Haemisphaerium Prius. Amsterdam, Schenk & Valk, 1708. Original colour with additions, including gold highlights. Pair, each 440 x 515mm. Printer's crease reinforced on reverse on one plate. Pair $10,200 A beautiful pair of celestial charts of the constellations, depicting them not in the traditional Greco-Roman figures but in Christian imagery as envisaged by Julius Schiller in 1627 in an attempt to make the iconography of the stars more relevant to his day. Thus the Zodiac is represented by the Twelve Apostles and Pegasus has become Gabriel. All the figures are shown face on, because Schiller thought it would be an indignity to have them show their backsides. His changes did not catch on, causing him often to be ridiculed, but when they were published his charts were the most accurate available. S/N 13536

The laying of the transatlantic cable from the Great Eastern 88. BACON, George Washington. The Atlantic Telegraph. London: Bacon & Co., 1865. Letterpress broadside with colourprinted wood engravings. Sheet 810 x 550mm. Minor repairs to folds and edges. $4,200 A rare and important broadside published during the attempt to lay a new transatlantic telegraph cable, after the first laid in 1858, lasted only a month before failing. As well as an extensive descriptive text there: maps of the positions of cables around Europe and the North Atlantic and the prosposed cables around the world; a view of S.S. Great Eastern, Isambard Kingdom Brunel's mammoth sailing steam ship, which had just been converted for cable-laying, with a cross-section; illustrations of the composition of the different cables and a Morse Telegraph instrument; and a crosssection of the Atlantic with the depths marked. This broadside was published just before the failure of the attempt: captained by Sir James Anderson, the Great Eastern had laid a thousand miles of cable when the cable snapped and the end was lost. The attempt was abandoned, but the following year the ship returned and, after 'fishing' with grappling hooks for weeks, the cable was recovered and spliced. The repaired cable reached Newfoundland in September 1866. This broadside was republished during the second attempt, with the Atlantic cross-section at the bottom reduced in size to accommodate the description of the failure of the previous year. S/N 18296

The famous 'cartographic curiosity' map of Europe as a queen


MUNSTER, Sebastian.

[Europe depicted as a Queen.] Basel, c.1588. German edition. Coloured. Woodcut, printed area 260 x 160mm.


The famous anthropomorphic map of Europe, depicting the continent as a queen. The head represent Iberia, Denmark the left arm and Italy the right with Sicily an orb in her hand. The British Isles are shown, but not integrated into the figure. MCC: 1, item 6. S/N 18085

An engraved version of the famous map of Europe as a Virgin Queen 90 BÜNTING, Heinrich. Europa Prima Pars Terræ in Forma Virginis. Brunswick: Emmeran Kirchnern, 1646, German text edition. 260 x 360mm. Trimmed to plate at sides, as issued. $3,900 A very uncommon copperengraved version of Bünting's fantasy map depicting Europe as a Virgin Queen, with crown, orb and sceptre. Iberia forms her head and crown; Denmark her right arm; Italy her left arm with Sicily an orb in her hand; Greece, the Balkans and Russia her skirts; and Bohemia a medallion on a chain around her neck. The map was published in Bünting's 'Itinerarium Sacræ Scriptura', a commentary on the bible written as a travel book, first published 1581. The work also contains a map of the World as a cloverleaf and Asia as Pegasus the winged horse. Although the title and text under the map are in Latin, the text on verso is German. S/N 17586

An engraved version of the famous map of Asia as Pegasus 91. BÜNTING, Heinrich. Asia Secunda pars Terræ in Forma Pegasi. Brunswick: Emmeran Kirchnern, 1646, German text edition. 260 x 360mm. Narrow lateral margins . $4.000 A very uncommon copperengraved version of Bünting's fantasy map depicting Asia as Pegasus, the winged horse, originally published as a woodcut. The head is Turkey and Armenia, the wings Scythia and Tartary, forelegs Arabia, hind legs India and the Malay Peninsula. S/N 17585

Famous caricature maps of England and Scotland 92.

DIGHTON, Robert.

Caricature of England and Wales. London: Bowles & Carver, c.1808. Original colour. Card, 140 x 105mm. $1,280 A separate-issue card, reduced from Dighton's famous 'Geography Bewitched' caricature map. England is a pot-bellied man, foaming mug of beer in his hand, pipe in his mouth, sitting astride a scaly sea-monster. Wales is his jacket. Outside the printed border a text 'Caricatures of Ireland, Scotland, &c. with other ingenious devices' advertises the other maps in the series. S/N 17716


DIGHTON, Robert.

A Caricature of Scotland. Geography bewitched. _ Bonny Scotia. London: Bowles & Carver, c.1808. Original colour. Card, 140 x 105mm. $1,280 A separate-issue card, reduced from Dighton's famous 'Geography Bewitched' caricature map. Scotland is depicted as an ugly man kneeling on a tasselled cushion, holding a tartan bag behind his back. S/N 17717

A variant edition of Hadol's serio-comic map of Europe


HADOL, Paul.

Nouvelle Carte d'Europe dressĂŠ pour 1870. Carte drĂ´latique d'Europe pour 1870. Paris, 1870. Wood engraving, printed in colours. 330 x 520mm. Minor reinforcement to folds on verso.


A separate-issue caricature map of Europe, satirising the political situation at the titme of the FrancoPrussian war by caricaturing the countries with stereotypes. England is a crone with Ireland a dog on a lead, angry at being ignored by the rest of Europe; France and Prussia square up, preparing for the war that started in July that year; Prussia has one hand on the Netherlands and kneels on Austria's chest; Denmark has artificial legs, having lost Holstein also to Prussia; however, as in all the variants of this caricature over 50 years, Russia is the 'croquemitaine' (bogeyman). This very close copy of Hadol's map lacks his name, has different decoration around the title and minute differences to the design. S/N 18225

A Japanese variant of the Serio-Comic map


OHARA, Kisaburo.

[Japanese title.] A Humorous Diplomatic Atlas of Europe and Asia. Tokyo: Yoshijiro Yabuzaki, 1904. Chromolithograph, sheet 495 x 560mm.


A variant of the Frederick W. Rose 'octopus' map of Europe, extended to include more Asian states, including India, Tibet, China, Korea and Japan, with a title in Japanese and English, an English description top left and a longer Japanese text under the map. It was drawn by a student at Keio University on the outbreak of the Russo-Japanese War in 1904 so, of course, the focal point of the map is the 'Black Octopus' of Russia. One of its tentacles reaches down to Port Arthur in Manchuria, which was Japan's first target of the hostilities. Ohara gloatingly writes 'The Japanese fleet has already practically annihilated Russia's naval powers in the Orient. The Japanese army is about to win a signal victory over Russia in Corea and Manchuria'. SOUCACOS: p.178. S/N 17455

An early Air France poster map of the world 96.

BOUCHER, Lucien.

Air France. RĂŠseau AĂŠrien Mondial. Paris: Perceval, 1937. Colour lithographic map. 625 x 965mm. Laid on linen, cracking on original folds.


An early Air France poster showing the airline's nascent network, published only four years after the airline was founded. It shows their routes from Paris; to New York, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Santiago in the Americas; Dakar, Algiers, Casablanca and Tunis in Africa; and to Damascus, Baghdad, Calcutta and Bangkok in Asia, ending at the French colonies of Hanoi and Saigon in Vietnam. The map is decorated with some of the traditional elements of world maps, including large compass roses, galleons, Neptune with tritons, with vignette illustrations across the land. Lucien Boucher (1889-1971) started his career as a cartoonist for satirical magazines before focusing on poster artwork for film and advertising. He is best known for the series of Air France posters that he made between 1934 and 1962. S/N 17905

An Italian anti-capitalist satire 97.


I Popoli Avanzano sulla via del Socialismo e dell'Indipendenza Nazionale. [''The People's Advance on the path of Socialism and National Independence'.] Torino, 1957. Colour printed map, sheet 315 x 435mm. Some surface soiling.


A satire comparing 1917 and 1957. On the left an industrialist of 1917, wearing a stove top hat decorated with the Union Jack & Stars and Stripes and with a howitzer strapped to his back, attempts to keep the world wrapped in his chains; only Soviet Russia has broken free. On the right is the industrialist of 1957, an atomic missle replacing the gun, sweating heavily as the flags of twenty more countries in Europe and Asia break free of the capitalist chains. S/N 18300

A famous English caricature map of Europe


ROSE, Frederick W.

John Bull and his Friends. A Serio-Comic Map Of Europe by Fred. W. Rose, Author of 'Angling in Troubled Waters' &c &c. Matt. B. Hewerdine from a sketch by Fred. W. Rose. London: G.W. Bacon & Co, 1900. Chromolithograph, printed area 490 x 685mm. Binding folds reinforced on verso, as usual with this map. $8,775 The famous map of Europe made up of caricatures of each country, highlighting the insecurities of the time, as explained by the text on the left. The main worry is the Russian octopus with the face of Tsar Nicolas II, with tentacles wrapped around the throats of Poland, Persia and China, one grabbing for Turkey's foot and another laid across Finland. England and Scotland are depicted as a soldier in tropical uniform, waving a Union Jack, with two wildcats, marked 'Orange Free State' and 'Transvaal', savaging his legs. He sits on shells marked with their destinations: India, Canada, South Africa and Australia. Ireland 'vents her abuse' on him. France beckons Germany to help her against Britain who she blames for her colonial upsets, and Italy stretches out a helping hand. Spain is mourning the recent loss of Cuba and the Philippines, her last important colonial possessions. Rose (1849-1915) produced at least three maps of Europe in the same style, the first in 1877, one in 1899 and this the last, in which he was aided by book-illustrator Matthew Bede Hewerdine (1868-1909). S/N 17293

Caricature map of Europe at the outbreak of the First World War



Hark! Hark! The Dogs Do Bark!. With Note By Walter Emanuel. London: G.W. Bacon & Co., 1914. Chromolithograph. Sheet 555 x 750mm.


'The Dogs of War are loose in Europe, and a nice noise they are making! It was started by a Dachshund that is thought to have gone mad...' The Great War depicted as a dogfight with the British bulldog, French poodle and Belgian Griffon on one side and the German dachshund and 'Austrian Mongrel' on the other. Elsewhere the canine theme is abandoned: Tsar Nicholas is depicted behind the wheel of a steamroller that is crushing the Austrian's tail. Walter Emanuel wrote several childrens' books with canine themes: his 'A Dog Day or The Angel in the House' (1902) and 'Dogs of War' (1906) were illustrated by Cecil Aldin. S/N 17940

A collapsable globe 100. BETTS, John. Betts's Portable Terrestrial Globe Compiled from the Latest and Best Authorities. British Empire coloured red. London, George Philip & Son Ltd, & Liverpool, Philip Son & Nephew, c.1925. Printed waxed cotton globe with 'umbrella ' mechanism, metal spindle and hanging ring. Globe circumference 1,260mm extended, 770mm long including spindle. With the original cardboard tube with printed cover. Some faint staining. $3,000 An unusual collapsible globe, made spherical by pushing a metal tube upwards along the spindle, It shows the British Empire covering approximately a quarter of the Earth's total land area, with a population of 450 million people. The globe's mechanism was invented by John Betts in 1860; this example is a later issue by G. Philip & Sons who manufactured them after Bett's death c. 1863 to c. 1925. We have estimated the date of this example by the description of St Petersburg as 'Petrograd (Leningrad)' (renamed by the Soviets in 1924), and the separation of Transjordan from Palestine (1922) but before full independence from the British (1928). Undoubtedly the reason for the superb condition of this globe is the original cardboard tube. S/N 16071

Miami International Map Fair 2018  

A selection of 100 fine antiquarian maps and prints from our exhibits at the Miami International Map Fair, February 2018

Miami International Map Fair 2018  

A selection of 100 fine antiquarian maps and prints from our exhibits at the Miami International Map Fair, February 2018