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Cartographic Curiorities
QUIN, E.,  A.D. 1498. The discovery of America., antique map, old maps QUIN, E. - A.D. 1498. The discovery of America.
London, 1830, In original colours.. 260x377mm. Lower margin cut short. With center folds as issued. Paper slightly age toned. Dark impression.
Plate from An historical atlas: in a series of maps of the world as known at different periods, constructed upon an uniform scale and coloured according to the political changes of each period. Accompanied by a narative of the leading events exhibited in the maps forming together a general view o... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 300
Approx. Euro 258  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
QUIN, E.,  A.D. 1100. Period of the first crusade., antique map, old maps QUIN, E. - A.D. 1100. Period of the first crusade.
London, 1830, In original colours.. 260x283mm. Left hand margin cut short. With center fold as issued. Paper slightly age toned. Dark impression.
Plate from An historical atlas: in a series of maps of the world as known at different periods constructed upon an uniform scale and coloured according to the political changes of each period. Accompanied by a narative of the leading events exhibited in the maps forming together a general view of... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 150
Approx. Euro 129  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
BAECK, E.,  Colossus Monarchic. Statua Danielis, antique map, old maps BAECK, E. - Colossus Monarchic. Statua Danielis
Augsbourg, 1730, In attractive strong original colours.. 570x488mm. In thick paper. Dark impression. Repair of a small tear in left margin, hardly touching the engraved area.
Fantastic double page allegorical map of a colossus figure representing the great world empires as Daniel interpreted in Nebuchadnezzar's dream. The warrior stands stolidly on the coast in martial gear with a scepter in his right hand. The monarchical successions of the world's major civilizations a... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 2,000
Approx. Euro 1,720  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
L'IMPRIMERIE FRANCISCAINE,  Le voyage du missionnaire. [board game], antique map, old maps L'IMPRIMERIE FRANCISCAINE - Le voyage du missionnaire. [board game]
Vanves (France), ca. 1930, In original printed colours.. 370x460mm. Chromolithography on dissected card board. Measuring 370x460mm, diameter of the game is 350mm. In very good condition.
A Goose game board with in four corner missionary scenes in the four continents and in center "N°. 60 Arrivée à la Mission florisante", with Asians people hearing a missionary in front of a church. To the right the title and "Règle du Jeu" with 33 gooses for the 60 se sections.
Published by I...
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$ 250
Approx. Euro 215  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
LE NOBLE, E.,  Carta Topografica dell' Isola Del Maritaggio di Monsieur le Boble per la prima volta. Tradotta dal francese in italiano., antique map, old maps LE NOBLE, E. - Carta Topografica dell' Isola Del Maritaggio di Monsieur le Boble per la prima volta. Tradotta dal francese in italiano.
Cosmopoli, 1766, Uncoloured.. 175x238mm. 8vo. 40pp. and copperplate printed map "Carta dell’isola del maritaggio. . ." (175x238mm.) Rebound in decorative old paper wrapper. Very good condition. Rare in this condition.
Second Italian printing of Eustache Le Noble’s "Carte de l’isle de mariage". The book’s text offers instructions on how to reach this matrimonial island and describes the living options on it.
The map’s latitude and longitude scale place the island in the general area of Madagascar—far enough a...
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$ 1,500
Approx. Euro 1,290  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
BACON, G.W.,  Hark ! Hark ! The dogs do bark., antique map, old maps BACON, G.W. - Hark ! Hark ! The dogs do bark.
London, Johnson Riddle & Co., 1914, Chromo lithography.. 490x700mm. Chromolithographed map, folding into 4to. Remains of one sheet of paper wrapper still attached on verso.
Four very small pinholes on crossing of foldings. A 1cm. paper thinness on folding underlaid. Very good condition.
Size of the paper is 550 x 755mm.
This very rare political caricature map of Europe depicts the continent at the outbreak of World War I, or as it was called at the time the Great War. Designed by Johnson, Riddle & Company Ltd. The Johnson, Riddle & Company Ltd was a well known printing company who worked with a team of lithographic... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 3,000
Approx. Euro 2,580  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
HADOL.,  Karte von Europa im Jahre 1870 nach einem französischen Holzschnitte., antique map, old maps HADOL. - Karte von Europa im Jahre 1870 nach einem französischen Holzschnitte.
Hamburg, Fuchs, 1914, Original stencil colour.. 245x385mm. Lithography with stencil colouring. With horizontal and vertical fold. Left and right hand margin cut short.
Satirical illustration by Paul Hadol showing disposition of power in Europe at the beginning of 1870. Satirical print depicting a map of Europe in which the countries are formed from national characters. Omnipotent Russia, embracing all the German states, expands in every direction with one hand pla... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 1,750
Approx. Euro 1,505  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
PERTHES,J.,  Geographische Wercke aus dem Verlag von Justus Perthes in Gotha. Januar 1852., antique map, old maps PERTHES,J. - Geographische Wercke aus dem Verlag von Justus Perthes in Gotha. Januar 1852.
Gotha, 1852, Uncoloured.. 370x230mm. 4pp. Letter press text in German. Paper slightly browned.
A very rare publicity leaflet for atlases published by Justus Perthes in 1852. This leaflet is very valuable as it gives in detail the different atlasses published in 1852 other than the well-known Stieler Atlas.
Johan Georg Justus Perthes was a German publisher and founder of the firm that bears...
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$ 150
Approx. Euro 129  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
After BRAUN,G./ HOGENBERG, F.,  Novesium vulgo Neus - Verona nunc Bonn - Brula - Sontina, Zunsz Oppidum. . ., antique map, old maps After BRAUN,G./ HOGENBERG, F. - Novesium vulgo Neus - Verona nunc Bonn - Brula - Sontina, Zunsz Oppidum. . .
Cologne, c.1590, In original colours.. 335x498mm. Four pen and ink with watercolour views on one sheet of paper. Paper a little brittle due to oxidation of green paint. Painted on sheet with Latin text on verso.
Four pen and ink with watercolour town-views of - Novesium vulgo Neus urbs ubiorum Rhenana Aº. Dm M.D.L.XXV ad viuum delineata. (10,5 x 46 cm)
- Verona, nunc Bonna, Communiter, Bonn Oppidum Supra Coloniam Agrippinam, ad Rheni flumen, illus Fre. 1575. (11,3 x 46 cm...
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$ 2,750
Approx. Euro 2,365  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
BEEK, A./ BRAUN & HOGENBERG,  Schlanium vulgo Schlani Bohemiae oppidum., antique map, old maps BEEK, A./ BRAUN & HOGENBERG - Schlanium vulgo Schlani Bohemiae oppidum.
The Hague, 1700, Original colours.. 443x498mm. Contemporarily laid down on larger paper the engraved title from the original print almost invisibly integrated in the enlarged part.
Very decorative and rare panoramic town-view of Schlan, Schlanium s. Slany.
The engraver and publisher of prints, Mrs. Anna Beek of the Hague, enlarged this print, originally published by Braun and Hogenberg in 1620, and coloured them in pastel colours, adding extens...
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$ 1,500
Approx. Euro 1,290  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 1
ANONYMOUS,  Lion and Bull made of terracotta., antique map, old maps ANONYMOUS - Lion and Bull made of terracotta.
Netherlandisch , 1780~1800, Uncoloured.. 790x1050mm. Terracotta. Modeled and baked in two pieces. Very good condition. Dimensions for each ; Height 790mm. Depth: 460mm. Length 1050mm.
Very fine terracotta figure of a lion symbolizing the continent of Africa. The Bull symbolizing Europe.
The items will be dispatched in 4 wooden crates from Belgium. Please contact us for a shipping quote.

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$ 27,500
Approx. Euro 23,650  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
Mapmakers / Explorers
HOMANN, J.B.,  [Portrait] Johannes Baptista Homann . . ., antique map, old maps HOMANN, J.B. - [Portrait] Johannes Baptista Homann . . .
Nuremberg, c.1740, Uncoloured.. 380x270mm. Paper age toned with light stain in upper part of print.
Stunning full portrait of the Imperial Geographer of the Holy Roman Empire, Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724) who was born in the Bavarian town of Kammlach.
Educated at a Jesuit school, he eventually became a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences. As an Imperial Geographer he had special ...
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$ 600
Approx. Euro 516  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 5
PASSE, C.,  Christophorus Columbus Liguriensis Indiarum Primus Inventor Anno MCCCCXCII., antique map, old maps PASSE, C. - Christophorus Columbus Liguriensis Indiarum Primus Inventor Anno MCCCCXCII.
Antwerp, c.1700, Uncoloured.. 142x97mm. Cut on neat line and pasted on a larger sheet of paper.
Portrait of Christopher Columbus (c. 31 October 1451 – 20 May 1506), explorer, colonizer, and navigator, born in the Republic of Genoa, in north-western Italy. Under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general European aware... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 200
Approx. Euro 172  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
ANONYMOUS,  ABRAHAMUS ORTELIUS ANTVERPIANUS Orteli dum proponis spectantibus Orbem, Quam tua delectant structa Theatra homines! . . ., antique map, old maps ANONYMOUS - ABRAHAMUS ORTELIUS ANTVERPIANUS Orteli dum proponis spectantibus Orbem, Quam tua delectant structa Theatra homines! . . .
Antwerp, c.1595, Uncoloured.. 173x120mm. Cut on neat line and pasted on a larger sheet of paper.
Portrait of Abraham Ortelius (Abraham Ortel), famous cartographer born in Antwerp and after studying Greek, Latin and mathematics set up business there with his sister, as a book dealer and 'painter of maps'. Travelling widely, especially to the great book fairs, his business prospered and he establ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 450
Approx. Euro 387  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
ANONYMOUS,  Abrahamus Ortelius Antuerpianus cosmographus natus a. MDXXVII, antique map, old maps ANONYMOUS - Abrahamus Ortelius Antuerpianus cosmographus natus a. MDXXVII
Antwerp, c.1650, Uncoloured.. 135x97mm. Cut on neat line and pasted on a larger sheet of paper.
Portrait of Abraham Ortelius (Abraham Ortel), famous cartographer born in Antwerp and after studying Greek, Latin and mathematics set up business there with his sister, as a book dealer and 'painter of maps'. Travelling widely, especially to the great book fairs, his business prospered and he establ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 300
Approx. Euro 258  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
Leo Belgicus / Hollandicus
VISSCHER, C.J.,  LEO BELGICUS Johan van Doetechum fecit [Amsterdam] C.J.Visscher Excudit, Anno 1641., antique map, old maps VISSCHER, C.J. - LEO BELGICUS Johan van Doetechum fecit [Amsterdam] C.J.Visscher Excudit, Anno 1641.
Amsterdam, 1641, Original o/l. colours.. 340x550mm. Margins cut to the plate mark, with some very minor fraying along lower part. Repair of a tear 5cm. into engraved area, next to lower part center fold. A very good and dark impression.
It is well-known that the Leo maps are a symbol of strength and bravery in their heraldic representation. The series of Leo-maps should be placed in the context of the Eighty Years' War or "Dutch War of Independence" (1566-1648). They symbolized the revolt of the Seven United Provinces of the Nethe... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 60,000
Approx. Euro 51,600  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
STRADA, FAMIANI,  De Bello Belgico, Decas PrimaDeces II., antique map, old maps STRADA, FAMIANI - De Bello Belgico, Decas PrimaDeces II.
Rome, Franciscus Corbelletus, 1632-1647, Uncoloured.. 350x250mm. 2 vols. Folio. (10), 374, (88), (12),480, (56) pp. Contemp. Full calf, spine in compartments, richly gilt with 2 red title-labels, with richly gilt ornamental borders on side with large gilt central ornament of three 'fleurs de lys' (LOUIS QUATORZE PRESENTATION-BINDINGS).
Each volume containing an engraved title with a representation of the The Netherlands and Belgium in the shape of a lion, with one paw resting on a shield bearing the title, large woodcut printer's device on the colophons, and 30 richly engraved views and plans of battles and sieges, 28 d... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 12,000
Approx. Euro 10,320  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
Title Pages
BESLER, Basilius (1561-1629),  [Title page coloured by Georg Mack Jr. to : Hortus Eystettensis, Sive Diligens et Accurata Omnium Plantarum, Florum, Stirpium,. . .], antique map, old maps BESLER, Basilius (1561-1629) - [Title page coloured by Georg Mack Jr. to : Hortus Eystettensis, Sive Diligens et Accurata Omnium Plantarum, Florum, Stirpium,. . .]
Nuremberg, ca 1613, In attractive strong original colours.. 505x410mm. Very good and dark impression. Spectacular original colours and gold highlighted. On un water marked paper and with date 1613.
Title page to the first edition, one of about 300 copies printed, from one of the largest and most magnificent of the great flower books, depicting more than 1000 flowers from nearly 700 species.
Engraved by Wolfgang Kilian. This particular example is in extra ordinary colouring, heightened wi...
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$ 4,000
Approx. Euro 3,440  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2