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GROSSI, A., Le perroquet.  Il Papagallo N°14., antique map, old maps GROSSI, A. - Le perroquet. Il Papagallo N°14.
Bologne, 1892, Colour printed.. 395x532mm. Chromolithographed plate with Italian text on verso. Folds. In good condition. Italian text on verso. A few marginal tears underlaid.
Taken from the Italian satirical newspaper Il Papagallo, this plate N°14 has a descriptive text, in Italian and French languages. "Madame Europe looks into the March telescope, while the great men take the role of Atlas. The lady thinks she is seeing a bear that overthrows the peace and the horizon ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 430 - $ 550
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GROSSI, A., Gli observatori di un osservatore.  Papagallo N°48., antique map, old maps GROSSI, A. - Gli observatori di un osservatore. Papagallo N°48.
Bologne, 1873, Colour printed.. 570x350mm. Chromolithographed plate with Italian text on verso. Folds. In good condition. Italian text on verso.
Showing Bismarck studying a map of Europe. Taken from the Italian satirical newspaper Il Papagallo, this plate N°48 has a descriptive text, in Italian language. "they seek to know what Bismarck wants to do to them and to Europe. The substances that the hard mother has set up leave nothing of his min... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 450 - $ 600
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Sold for $ 360
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GROSSI, A., Un ex sant' Antonio.  Papagallo N°43., antique map, old maps GROSSI, A. - Un ex sant' Antonio. Papagallo N°43.
Bologne, 1879, Colour printed.. 375x540mm. Chromolithographed plate with Italian text on verso. Folds. In good condition. Italian text on verso.
Taken from the Italian satirical newspaper Il Papagallo, this plate N°43 has a descriptive text, in Italian language. "Malvagie beasts! once you have listened to my blessing, today I turned my back to look at the new astronomer. Look, the bats are thrown in that star."

Design by Augusto...
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Estimates : $ 500 - $ 750
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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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Estimates : $ 950 - $ 1,250
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HOMANN, J.B., Accurata Utopiae Tabula das ist der Neu entdeckten Schalck Welt. . .Schlarraffenlandes. . ., antique map, old maps HOMANN, J.B. - Accurata Utopiae Tabula das ist der Neu entdeckten Schalck Welt. . .Schlarraffenlandes. . .
Nuremberg, 1730, In original colours. Cartouche with later colour . 487x567mm. Several imperfections (e.g., tears), mostly around centrefold and margins, strengthened with paper on verso. Paper slightly age toned. Otherwise good.
Schlarraffenland is the German Fool's Paradise, a land of vice and debauchery, from a satire by Hans Sachs in the 16th century. Also, despite the name of Utopia stated in the title the maps does not refer to Thomas More's ideal society.
Schlarraffenland is here depicted very accurately, as sta...
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Estimates : $ 950 - $ 1,150
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Sold for $ 740
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Condition Rating: 4
Title Pages
LE ROUGE  G., Atlas Portatif des Milataires et des Voyageurs (Title Page)., antique map, old maps LE ROUGE G. - Atlas Portatif des Milataires et des Voyageurs (Title Page).
Paris , 1769, Coloured.. 215x270mm. In very fine condition.
Decorative title page by G. Le Rouge, who was lieutenant in the regiment of Saxe before establishing himself as publisher, compiler and editor of maps at the "rue des Grands Augustins vis-à-vis le Panier fleuri" à Paris in 1740. He later became "Ingénieur géographe du Roi". The title page was engrav... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
This item has no reserve price.
Estimates : $ 80 - $ 150
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Sold for $ 38
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DE BEAULIEU, Ch.,  (Title page) Plans et Profils des principales Villes des Duchez de Loraine et de Bar. . ., antique map, old maps DE BEAULIEU, Ch. - (Title page) Plans et Profils des principales Villes des Duchez de Loraine et de Bar. . .
Paris, 1668, Uncoloured.. 132x178mm. Good impression, paper very mildly age-toned. Good condition.
Decorative title page by Ch. De Beaulieu.

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Estimates : $ 60 - $ 80
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SANSON, N.,  L'Europe . . ., antique map, old maps SANSON, N. - L'Europe . . .
Amsterdam, 1660, Uncoloured.. 200x250mm. Some spotting and staining on printed area as well as along margins. Else a good and dark impression.
Title page from N. Sanson atlas, with a dedication to François Michel Le Tellier, (18 janvier 1641, Paris - 16 juillet 1691, Versailles).
His atlas was called "L'Europe", but included maps of all parts of the world....
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Estimates : $ 70 - $ 90
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JONES, O.,  (Title page) Views on the Nile from Cairo to the second cataract., antique map, old maps JONES, O. - (Title page) Views on the Nile from Cairo to the second cataract.
London, Graves and Warmsley, 1843, Uncoloured.. 450x268mm. Lithography on tinted grounds. Paper slightly age-toned and some small spotting. In good condition.
Title page drawn on stone by George Moore, from sketches taken in 1832 and 1833 by Owen Jones and the late Jules Goury.
The 19th-century Egyptian revival in Britain developed quickly, and with it an increased number of artists descended upon Egypt to study its ancient remains. Architect Owen Jo...
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Estimates : $ 120 - $ 200
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DELISLE, G., Atlante Novissimo (Frontispiece), antique map, old maps DELISLE, G. - Atlante Novissimo (Frontispiece)
Venice, 1740, Coloured.. 290x200mm. In fine condition with any wrinkles flattened out.
A copper engraved frontispiece from an Italian version of Guglielmo de L’Isle's atlas. It was published by Girolamo Albrizzi.
The architectural door is flanked by a male and a female Roman soldier. At the top, a pair of putti hold aloft a red velvet drape.
Internal cartouches contain a vign...
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Estimates : $ 150 - $ 180
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JOLLAIN, G., (Title Page) Tresor des Cartes Geographiques., antique map, old maps JOLLAIN, G. - (Title Page) Tresor des Cartes Geographiques.
Paris, 1659, Uncoloured.. 150x220mm. With a margin repair on the right and a horizontal tear across the middle of the map also repaired. Paper age toned and with water mark.
A fine title page. A copper engraving from Gerard Jollain's atlas "Tresor des Cartes Geographiques des Principaux Estats de Lunivers".
It includes two women, one holding a head and a snake, four putti, and two coats of arms. It lists the 38 maps included in the atlas. ...
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Estimates : $ 175 - $ 225
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BRINDESI, J.,  (Title page) Souvenirs de Constantinople . . ., antique map, old maps BRINDESI, J. - (Title page) Souvenirs de Constantinople . . .
Paris, Lemercier, 1855-1860, Uncoloured.. 254x370mm. Lithography on tinted grounds. Paper slightly age-toned and some small spotting. In good condition.
Title page from the famous work "Souvenirs de Constantinople" drawn and lithographed by Jean Brindesi. Surrounded by locals in typical dress, and "Maiden's Tower" in top. Maiden Tower is a small and picturesque castle, built upon a rock in the Bosporus that its foundations cover the whole surface, a... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 180 - $ 225
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JAILLOT, A.H.,  (Title page)  Atlas François contenant les Cartes Géographiques dans lesquelles sont très exactement remarquez les Empires, Monarchies, Royaumes et Estats  de l'Europe, de l'Asie; de l'Afrique et de l'Amérique., antique map, old maps JAILLOT, A.H. - (Title page) Atlas François contenant les Cartes Géographiques dans lesquelles sont très exactement remarquez les Empires, Monarchies, Royaumes et Estats de l'Europe, de l'Asie; de l'Afrique et de l'Amérique.
Paris, 1695, Uncoloured.. 442x285mm. A good and strong impression. Paper slightly age-toned.
Decorative title page with a certain holding the title : Atlas François contenant les cartes géographiques . . . les Empires, Monarchies, Royaumes et Estats de l'Europe, de l'Asie, de l'Afrique et de l'Amérique.

Interestingly the word "Roy" has been scratched out -during the French Revolu...
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Estimates : $ 220 - $ 250
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BLAEU, W., Toonneel des Aerdrycx oft Nievwe Atlas (Title Page), antique map, old maps BLAEU, W. - Toonneel des Aerdrycx oft Nievwe Atlas (Title Page)
Amsterdam, 1642, Coloured.. 415x255mm. In very good condition with a couple of small creases flattened.
Fine title page from the Spanish section of the 1642 Blaeu Atlas. A wonderful Title Page from the greatest ever map publishers, "Mapmakers Supreme".
The contents of the page are interesting: An architectural surround with four women, including a figure in armor, a nun in full habit and two nude...
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Estimates : $ 300 - $ 350
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BLAEU, J.,  [Title page]  Belgica regia quae est Europae liber nonus., antique map, old maps BLAEU, J. - [Title page] Belgica regia quae est Europae liber nonus.
Amsterdam, 1652, Coloured.. 388x233mm. Paper very slightly browned, printed on heavy paper.
In top an imposing Spanish royal arms girdled by the Golden Fleece and with a crown surmounted by a cross and orb. The whole is supported by two uncrowned lions. From his town book of the Netherlands. The title and imprint printed on paste-on slip.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 300 - $ 400
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Mapmakers
FREEMAN., Sir Francis Drake O.B. 1596, antique map, old maps FREEMAN. - Sir Francis Drake O.B. 1596
Glasgow, ca. 1850, Uncolored. 180x150mm. In very fine condition.
A fine steel engraving by Freeman from an original painting. It was published by Fullerton & Co. in Glasgow around 1850.
Sir Francis Drake, circa 1540-1596, was an English sailor, pirate, explorer, a Vice Admiral, and the first English circumnavigator. ...
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This item has no reserve price.
Estimates : $ 40 - $ 50
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Sold for $ 10
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WHITE, R., Sr. Francis Drake., antique map, old maps WHITE, R. - Sr. Francis Drake.
London, 1705, Uncoloured.. 300x190mm. In good condition with mild age toning.
Fine, highly detailed copper engraving of Sir Francis Drake, the famous explorer, Admiral & Circumnavigator. It was engraved by Robert White and comes from the book "Complete Collection of Voyages & Travels" by John Harris. The original painting was by Sir Phillip Sydenham.

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Estimates : $ 150 - $ 200
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