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Cartographic Curiorities
OHARA, K.,   A Humorous Diplomatic Atlas of Europe and Asia. / 滑稽欧亜外交地図  / Kokkei O-A Gaiko Chizu., antique map, old maps OHARA, K. - A Humorous Diplomatic Atlas of Europe and Asia. / 滑稽欧亜外交地図 / Kokkei O-A Gaiko Chizu.
Tokyo, March, 1904, Lithography in original colours.. 415x570mm. Folds as issued. In very good condition. Paper size 495x670mm.
A wonderful example of the rare 1904 Kisaburo Ohara satirical 'Octopus Map' of Europe. Composed at the outbreak of the Russo-Japanese War (1904 – 1905), it was modelled on a famous illustration by the British cartoonist Frederick W. Rose, the 'Black Octopus' that had been produced earlier in the Nin... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 5,500
Approx. Euro 4,895  

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Condition Rating: 2
VON HUMBOLD, A.,  Géographie des Plantes Equinoxiales - Tableau physique des Andes et pays voisins. . ., antique map, old maps VON HUMBOLD, A. - Géographie des Plantes Equinoxiales - Tableau physique des Andes et pays voisins. . .
Paris, 1805, Uncoloured.. 373x835mm. Very good condition. Plano sheet.
"Physical Portrait of the Andes and adjacent lands", organized around the Chimborazo and Cotopaxi volcanoes, in Ecuador.
With local vegetation illustrates pictorially on the left side, names of botanical species given on the right part. At both sides a table giving scientifical information abou...
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$ 1,250
Approx. Euro 1,113  

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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 223  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
MÜNSTER, S.,  [Europe personified as a woman.], antique map, old maps MÜNSTER, S. - [Europe personified as a woman.]
Basle c.1550, Coloured.. 259x164mm. Paper slightly age-toned as usual.
Among the most striking of early cartographic curiosities is this woodcut of Europe regina or Queen of the world. This is a simplified version of Johannes Bucius' representation.
HISPANIA (Spain) is shown in the figure's crown in acknowledgement of its dominance. GALLIA (France) is the upper c...
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$ 1,800
Approx. Euro 1,602  

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Condition Rating: 2
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 1,335  

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Condition Rating: 2
BOHN, F.,  Boertige reis door Europa. . . [with] Europa volgens de nieuwste verdeeling. . ., antique map, old maps BOHN, F. - Boertige reis door Europa. . . [with] Europa volgens de nieuwste verdeeling. . .
Haarlem, 1794, In original colours.. 235x169mm. In-8. Seven parts in 3 volumes. Contemporary half calf, gilted spine with red leather spine labels with gilt lettering, marbled covers boards. Spine used. Inside very clean. With
Rare illustrated publication including a rare map of Europe as a regal queen with the title "Geheimzinnige toebereidselen tot eene boertige reis door Europa. [...] voorgeleezen in [...] de maatschappij der verdiensten, onder de spreuk: Felix Meritis. / By A. Fokke Simonsz".
The book cont...
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$ 2,500
Approx. Euro 2,225  

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Condition Rating: 2
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 134  

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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 2,448  

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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 1,335  

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Condition Rating: 1
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 53,400  

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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 10,680  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
Mapmakers
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 534  

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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 178  

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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 401  

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 267  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3