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BÜNTING, H.,  Asia secunda pars terrae in forma Pegasi., antique map, old maps BÜNTING, H. - Asia secunda pars terrae in forma Pegasi.
Magdeburg, ca. 1579, Coloured.. 250x350mm. German text on verso.
Wood block map of Asia in the form of a Pegasus. The seas are adorned with sea monsters and many major cities are indicated and named. There are several states, of this map.
Some marginal tears in lower margin reinforced. German text on verso.

Bünting's work Itinerarium Sacrae Scr...
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Estimates : $ 2,500 - $ 2,750
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BÜNTING, H., Asia secunda pars terrae in forma Pegasi. [Asia is presented as the mythical winged horse Pegasus.], antique map, old maps BÜNTING, H. - Asia secunda pars terrae in forma Pegasi. [Asia is presented as the mythical winged horse Pegasus.]
Magdeburg, c. 1581, Uncoloured.. 250x350mm. Paper is age toned. Repair of tear lower part center fold, hardly notable. Else good condition. Latin text on verso.
Wood block map of Asia in the form of a Pegasus. The seas are adorned with sea monsters and many major cities are indicated and named. There are several states, of this map.
Bünting's work Itinerarium Sacrae Scriptura.. was essentially a theological commentary with other maps of great cu...
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Estimates : $ 1,750 - $ 2,500
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Sold for $ 1,600
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BÜNTING, H., Europa Prima Pars Terrae Forma Virginis., antique map, old maps BÜNTING, H. - Europa Prima Pars Terrae Forma Virginis.
Magdeburg, ca. 1581, Uncoloured.. 234x345mm. Short left margin. Paper slightly age toned and slightly spotted. Paper thinness along center fold. Reinforced margin at lower part center fold. Generally in good condition.
Desirable, famous and relatively scarce-to-rare item usually deemed a curiosity or oddity map. All of Europe is depicted in the form of a Queen wearing her crown and in flowing robes.
One of the earliest allegorical maps, this item was in the theologian Heinrich Bünting’s Itinerartum Sacrae Sc...
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Estimates : $ 1,350 - $ 2,000
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Sold for $ 1,250
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Condition Rating: 4
ORTELIUS,A.,  (Portrait of Abraham Ortelius), antique map, old maps ORTELIUS,A. - (Portrait of Abraham Ortelius)
Antwerp, 1592, Coloured.. 320x215mm. Lower left corner restored, not affecting the image. Good condition.
No text on verso. Page size: 38,3 x 28 cm, slightly trimmed.
The famous head and shoulder portrait of Ortelius aged 50, engraved by Philippe Galle.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 600 - $ 700
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JANSSONIUS, J.,  [Four cartouche cuttings one one sheet], antique map, old maps JANSSONIUS, J. - [Four cartouche cuttings one one sheet]
Amsterdam, c.1650, Uncoloured.. 100x200mm. Size of paper 250x330mm. Pasted on a larger sheet of 19th century paper. Dark impressions.
Four cut-outs of scale cartouches from Johannes Janssonius plates. Cartouches featuring natives and merchants.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 140 - $ 175
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WEIGEL, Ch.,  Discus Chronologicus Regum utriusque Siciliae et Ducum Princ, antique map, old maps WEIGEL, Ch. - Discus Chronologicus Regum utriusque Siciliae et Ducum Princ
Nuremberg, 1750, In attractive strong. 425x357mm. Several folds as issued. Short margins as issued. Repaired tear of 5cm into left part of print.
Chronological volvelle table showing the Sicilian rulers from the year 0 until 1730. COMPLETE with its volvelle.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 600 - $ 750
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DENIS,  (Tableau d'explication des marques, p12), antique map, old maps DENIS - (Tableau d'explication des marques, p12)
Paris, 1764, Uncoloured.. 455x645mm. Very light water stains and spotting. Else in good condition.
Key sheet to a rare atlas of the province of Normandy " Atlas de la Province de Normandie dédié à Mr Thiroux de Crosne . . ." dedicated to Mr. Thiroux Crosne .Published by Louis Denis, geographer (1725-1794) , obtained the title of geographer to the Duke of Berry, until Louis XVI.
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Estimates : $ 40 - $ 50
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FERRAND, P.J. / LOGEROT, A.,  Tableau chronologique de l'histoire de France par P.J Ferrand., antique map, old maps FERRAND, P.J. / LOGEROT, A. - Tableau chronologique de l'histoire de France par P.J Ferrand.
Paris, c.1839, In original colours.. 640x900mm. Steel engraved plate in mint condition.
Very large time table of France with a wealth of historical information until the year 1811. Prepared by P.J.Ferrand, enraved by Ch.Simon and published by Auguste Logerot . Logerot was a French publisher active from c. 1839 until 1880. Logerot made use of the works of the well known cartographers Fr... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 60 - $ 75
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ANONYMOUS,  [Untitled map of the European countries in a playing grid]., antique map, old maps ANONYMOUS - [Untitled map of the European countries in a playing grid].
France, ca. 1850, In original colours.. 207x208mm. Lithographed map. Overall very good condition.
Small, accurate lithographed maps of Europe and Asia, embedded in a square playing grid formed by 100 cells.
The 11 cells contain the profile of or a reference to a emperors, some cells show vignettes representing a particular episode of the Gospel, some others contain symbols referring to the ...
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Estimates : $ 90 - $ 125
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Title Pages
MERIAN, C.,  (Title page) Topographia Sueviae dasist . . ., antique map, old maps MERIAN, C. - (Title page) Topographia Sueviae dasist . . .
Frankfurt, 1643, Uncoloured.. 273x170mm. Good impression. Paper slightly age-toned.
Title page from Casper Merian's Topographia Galliae...... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 25 - $ 30
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MERIAN, C.,  [Title page ] Topographia Westphaliae . . ., antique map, old maps MERIAN, C. - [Title page ] Topographia Westphaliae . . .
Frankfurt, 1643, Uncoloured.. 270x175mm. Good impression. Paper slightly age-toned. Good margins.
Title page from Casper Merian's Topographia Westphaliae....... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 40 - $ 50
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Sold for $ 30
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MERIAN, C.,  [Title page ] Topographia Sueviae dasist  Beschreib: und Eigentliche.  . ., antique map, old maps MERIAN, C. - [Title page ] Topographia Sueviae dasist Beschreib: und Eigentliche. . .
Frankfurt, 1643, Uncoloured.. 280x167mm. Good impression. Paper slightly age-toned. Good margins.
Title page from Casper Merian's Topographia Sueviae...... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 40 - $ 50
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MERIAN, M.,  [Title page] Archontologia Cosmica.., antique map, old maps MERIAN, M. - [Title page] Archontologia Cosmica..
Frankfurt, 1649, Uncoloured.. 297x185mm. Dark impression. Paper slightly age-toned, else very good. Left margin cut close.
Very fine title page by one of Germany most important publishers.
From Archontologia Cosmica.. by L.Gotfried.
Putti and 4 women representing the four continents, accompanied by native flora and fauna. Europe, undoubtedly queen for her attributes and hierarchic position....
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Estimates : $ 150 - $ 300
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Sold for $ 220
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BLAEU,J.,  (Title page from ) . . . Atlas Novus pars secunda. Duo Protegit Unus., antique map, old maps BLAEU,J. - (Title page from ) . . . Atlas Novus pars secunda. Duo Protegit Unus.
Amsterdam, 1650, Coloured.. 200x243mm. In very good condition.
Frontispiece of the second part of this fine atlas. The title is attached on a separate piece of paper, as is common, and set in an architectural framework flanked.
At top, a coat of arms surmounted by a crown and surrounded by two golden chains, the bigger carrying a pendant which represents t...
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Estimates : $ 180 - $ 250
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DANCKWERTH, C.,  (Title page) Neue Landesbeschreibung der zwei Herzogtümer Schleswig und Holstein. . ., antique map, old maps DANCKWERTH, C. - (Title page) Neue Landesbeschreibung der zwei Herzogtümer Schleswig und Holstein. . .
Hüssen, 1652, Coloured.. 405x275mm. Paper slightly age-toned. Some marginal tears. Laid down on a 19th century piece of paper for protective reason.
Decorative title page from the earliest printed atlas in Denmark which covers the area Schleswig Holstein from Hamburg up to Kolding in North.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 180 - $ 250
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BLAEU, J.,  [Frontispiece] Toonneel des Aerdrycx, oft Nieuwe Atlas.. Tweede stuck., antique map, old maps BLAEU, J. - [Frontispiece] Toonneel des Aerdrycx, oft Nieuwe Atlas.. Tweede stuck.
Amsterdam, 1658, In attractive strong original colours.. 409x249mm. A good and dark impression. Fine original colour, with gold highlights. Good margins.
Frontispiece from a Dutch text edition of this fine atlas. The title is attached on a separate piece of paper, as is common, and set in an architectural framework flanked by 4 female figures.

The map is in a strictly contemporary colouring and of the highest level.
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Estimates : $ 400 - $ 600
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MERIAN, C.,  (Title page) Topographia Galliae. . ., antique map, old maps MERIAN, C. - (Title page) Topographia Galliae. . .
Frankfurt, 1658, Uncoloured.. 280x180mm. Good impression.
Title page from Casper Merian's Topographia Galliae...... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 25 - $ 35
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MERIAN, C.,  (Title page ) Topographia Galliae. . ., antique map, old maps MERIAN, C. - (Title page ) Topographia Galliae. . .
Frankfurt, 1658, Uncoloured.. 280x180mm. Good impression.
Title page from Casper Merian's Topographia Galliae...... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 25 - $ 30
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DORIGNY, N., Psyches et Amoris nuptiae ac fabula a Raphaele  (Title Page), antique map, old maps DORIGNY, N. - Psyches et Amoris nuptiae ac fabula a Raphaele (Title Page)
Rome, 1693, Coloured.. 410x575mm. In very good condition.
Fine copper engraved frontispiece by Nicolas Dorigny from "LOGGIA DI PSYCHE", was published in Rome in 1693.
This engraving reproduces the frescoes by Raphael on the ceiling of the Villa Farnesina in Rome (Comissioned in 1517). In the cartouche on this print a river god supports an armorial shi...
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Estimates : $ 170 - $ 200
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DE FER, N., Introduction a la Fortification Dediee a Monseigneur le Duc de Bourgogne, Title Page, antique map, old maps DE FER, N. - Introduction a la Fortification Dediee a Monseigneur le Duc de Bourgogne, Title Page
Paris, 1693, Attractive Colors. 195x190mm. In very fine condition on hand made watermarked paper.
A fine copper engraved Title Page by Nicolas De Fer, featuring his large publication detailing plans of military fortifications.
With a central armorial, flanked above by a small but elaborate land battle, and below by a sea battle scene.
Nicolas de Fer (1646-1720) was a French cartographe...
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This item has no reserve price.
Estimates : $ 100 - $ 125
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Sold for $ 57
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SANSON, N. / MORTIER, P.,  (Title page) Table Des Cartes etc: Du Sr. Sanson.., antique map, old maps SANSON, N. / MORTIER, P. - (Title page) Table Des Cartes etc: Du Sr. Sanson..
Amsterdam, 1700, In very attractive original colours.. 525x426mm. Slightly age toned, very good condition
Large, powerfully engraved title page. Geographic scholars at work in a library are depicted along the bottom.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 800 - $ 900
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CHIQUET, J.,   [Title page] Le nouveau et curieux Atlas Géographique et historique ou Le Divertissement des Empereurs, Roys, et Princes. Tant dans laz Guerre que dans la Paix., antique map, old maps CHIQUET, J. - [Title page] Le nouveau et curieux Atlas Géographique et historique ou Le Divertissement des Empereurs, Roys, et Princes. Tant dans laz Guerre que dans la Paix.
Paris, 1719, Uncoloured.. 162x220mm. Good condition. Paper browned.
Decorative title page. According to its title, this atlas was intended for the entertainment of emperors, kings, and princes!... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 100 - $ 120
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DALLA VIA, A.,  [Title page] Gli Argonauti., antique map, old maps DALLA VIA, A. - [Title page] Gli Argonauti.
Venice, ca. 1720, Uncoloured.. 342x250mm. Dark water stain along left margin not affecting engraved area. Wide margins. Dark impression. A few tiny brown spots in the central part of the title page.
Decorative title page illustrating allegorical and mythological figures. Engraved by Alessandro Dalla Via after a drawing by Lodovico Lanberti.
At the top some cherubs carry an escutcheon containing a world sphere surmounted by a vessel. A bigger angel shows a ribbon carrying the motto "Plus U...
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Estimates : $ 450 - $ 500
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COVENS, J. / MORTIER, C.,  Title page: Introduction a la geographie, Contenant.. (2 sheets), antique map, old maps COVENS, J. / MORTIER, C. - Title page: Introduction a la geographie, Contenant.. (2 sheets)
Amsterdam, c. 1745, Uncoloured.. 415x260mm. Copper engraving with letter press in black and red. Browned along the margins. Soiling on verso.
In lower part title page an interesting world map in double hemisphere. The map is printed north up and is mirror imaged. Showing California as an island. French text on the second sheet containing the Preface and the list of chapters.
The title page is from a Dutch edition of De L'...
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Estimates : $ 120 - $ 150
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COVENS, J. / MORTIER, C.,  Grand Theatre de la Guerre sur les Frontieres de France & D'Allemagne.., antique map, old maps COVENS, J. / MORTIER, C. - Grand Theatre de la Guerre sur les Frontieres de France & D'Allemagne..
Amsterdam, c. 1745, In original colours.. 477x623mm. Elegant dark impression on heavy paper, slightly age-toned. Minor brown spots along the margins. Good condition.
Elegant arrangement of ten vignette views representing fortresses on or near the Rhine, including one view of a French Siège de Philipsbourg.
The forts on the Rhine constituted part of Louis XIV's military legacy to France, and they were being threatened during the War of the Spanish Succ...
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Estimates : $ 600 - $ 750
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LATTRE, J., (Title page) Atlas Moderne ou Collection de Cartes Sur Toutes les Partie du Globe Terrestre, antique map, old maps LATTRE, J. - (Title page) Atlas Moderne ou Collection de Cartes Sur Toutes les Partie du Globe Terrestre
Paris, 1762, Attractive Colours. 326x230mm. In very fine condition on hand made chain linked paper.
A fine title page engraving from Janvier's "ATLAS MODERNE". It was engraved by Monnet at Chez Lattre in 1762 in Paris.
It features two female figure hanging a drape. There is a globe and maps in the foreground....
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This item has no reserve price.
Estimates : $ 75 - $ 150
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Sold for $ 85
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DENIS,  (Title page) Atlas de la Province de Normandie dédié à Mr Thiroux de Crosne . . ., antique map, old maps DENIS - (Title page) Atlas de la Province de Normandie dédié à Mr Thiroux de Crosne . . .
Paris, ca. 1770, Uncoloured.. 455x645mm. Large brown water stains in lower left and right hand corners. Else in good condition.
Title page to a rare atlas of the province of Normandy "Atlas de la Province de Normandie dédié à Mr Thiroux de Crosne . . ." dedicated to Mr. Thiroux Crosne .Published by Louis Denis, geographer (1725-1794) , obtained the title of geographer to the Duke of Berry, until Louis XVI.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 60 - $ 80
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CAUPER, G-P.,  (Title page) Recueil d'ornemen dédié a Monsieur en l'année 1777., antique map, old maps CAUPER, G-P. - (Title page) Recueil d'ornemen dédié a Monsieur en l'année 1777.
Aix en Provence, 1777, Uncoloured.. 485x223mm. Cut on the neat line, with added margins. Good condition.
Beautiful title page. In the center a medallion with the portrait of Louis Stanislas Xavier de Bourbon. He was King of France and of Navarre from 1814 to 1824, omitting the Hundred Days in 1815. Louis XVIII spent twenty-three years in exile, from 1791 to 1814, during the French Revolution and the Fi... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 80 - $ 100
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CHEZ CREPY, Atlas Portatif des Militaires et des Voyageurs. Tome 2e , antique map, old maps CHEZ CREPY - Atlas Portatif des Militaires et des Voyageurs. Tome 2e
Paris, 1780, Attractive Colors. 215x270mm. In fine condition on hand-made watermarked paper with centrefold as issued.
A fine title page featuring two female figures around a group of flags. Father time looks in from the left side.
The atlas is dedicated to the King, and was published at Chez Crepy in Paris in 1780.
Engraved by Theresa Martinet. An interesting and unique title page. ...
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This item has no reserve price.
Estimates : $ 150 - $ 185
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Sold for $ 44
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DESNOS / BRION,  [Frontispiece] Atlas Général et Elémentaire Pour l'Etude de la Géographie et de l'Histoire moderne.., antique map, old maps DESNOS / BRION - [Frontispiece] Atlas Général et Elémentaire Pour l'Etude de la Géographie et de l'Histoire moderne..
Paris, 1786, Uncoloured.. 288x200mm. Minor marginal water stain in the right corners. Else very good condition.
Allegoric frontispiece, from Atlas Général et Élémentaire pour l'Etude de la Géographie et de l'Histoire moderne. Engraved by K.Audran.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 180 - $ 230
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FERDINAND, P,  [Title page] France divisée en 83 departements. [with compass rose in manuscript]., antique map, old maps FERDINAND, P - [Title page] France divisée en 83 departements. [with compass rose in manuscript].
Paris, ca. 1790, Uncoloured.. 530x380mm. Cut on neatline and pasted on a larger sheet. Centerfold. Dark impression. Title in manuscript and compass rose in manuscript and lead pencil on verso.
Title page with in panel manuscript title in brown ink "France divisée en 83 departements. . .". On vers... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 190 - $ 240
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Leo Belgicus
SCHENK, P., Leo Belgicus - Tabula XVII Foederati Belgii Provinciarum., antique map, old maps SCHENK, P. - Leo Belgicus - Tabula XVII Foederati Belgii Provinciarum.
Amsterdam, 1707, coloured. 179x143mm. A little browning and some small restorations on the centrefold, with wide margins and beautiful colouring.
An inset map with a shape of the lion indicated in the sea, shore, and on land.
The map is the left part of a folio copper engraving that includes also a distance table, and geographical, political, and sociological information on the Netherlands. The folio measures in total 590 x 520 mm. This ...
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Estimates : $ 575 - $ 700
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