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POSTHUMUS, N.W.,  Kaart der Isogonen en Isoklinen., antique map, old maps POSTHUMUS, N.W. - Kaart der Isogonen en Isoklinen.
Amsterdam, C.L. Brinkman, 1883, In original printed colours.. 195x304mm. Chromo lithographed map. Some light marginal spotting. Generally in very good condition.
One of the earliest thematic maps published in the Netherlands from "Atlas der natuurkundige aardrijkskunde. . .". prepared by Nicolaas Wilhelmus Posthumus.
The rise of science as geology, geography and statistics in the first half of the 19th century has the side effect the development of the...
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Condition Rating: 3
VAUGONDY, G. / DELAMARCHE, F. / DIEN, Ch.,  Partie Orientale de la Carte des Anciennes Monarchies. . ., antique map, old maps VAUGONDY, G. / DELAMARCHE, F. / DIEN, Ch. - Partie Orientale de la Carte des Anciennes Monarchies. . .
Paris, ca. 1800, In original o/l colours.. 505x655mm. In very good condition.
This map depicts the eastern part of the Ancient World, Partie Occidentale de la Carte des Anciennes Monarchies including the Near East, Cyprus, Black Sea, Caspian Sea, Iran and Iraq.
An inset map showing the modern eastern hemisphere with the western coastline of Australia.
Engraved by...
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$ 125
Approx. Euro 106  

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Condition Rating: 3
VAUGONDY, R. de / DELAMARCHE., Mappe-Monde ou carte générale de toutes les parties du globe, corrigée et augmentée des découvertes du Cap, Cook, de celles de la Pérouse en 1881. de Vancouver, de Mackensie en 1882, auxquelles sont ajoutées celles faites dans la Mer du Sud. . ., antique map, old maps VAUGONDY, R. de / DELAMARCHE. - Mappe-Monde ou carte générale de toutes les parties du globe, corrigée et augmentée des découvertes du Cap, Cook, de celles de la Pérouse en 1881. de Vancouver, de Mackensie en 1882, auxquelles sont ajoutées celles faites dans la Mer du Sud. . .
Paris, 1794 - 1806, Coloured.. 240x390mm. Good and strong impression. Some minor marginal spotting. With some later colour addition in landmasses. Else very good condition.
Map of the world in a Mercator projection.
By C. F. Delamarche, successor of Robert de Vaugondy, Geographer....
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HARREVELT, E.van / CHANGUION, D.J.,  Mappe-Monde ou Description du Globe Terrestre., antique map, old maps HARREVELT, E.van / CHANGUION, D.J. - Mappe-Monde ou Description du Globe Terrestre.
Amsterdam, 1773, In attractive strong original colours.. 252x375mm. A few faint brown spots lower center fold. Minor offsetting lower right hemisphere. Else good condition.
Uncommon issue of this very nice map of the world in double hemisphere. With an incomplete coastline of Australia. North America, particularly the Northwestern quadrants, are exceptionally interesting and speculative.
From Atlas Portatif pour servir a l'intelligence de l'Histoire Philosophi...
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$ 350
Approx. Euro 298  

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Condition Rating: 2
DE LAPORTE, L'Abbé.,  Mappe-Monde ou Description du Glôbe Terrestre  Assujettie aux Observs Astronoms., antique map, old maps DE LAPORTE, L'Abbé. - Mappe-Monde ou Description du Glôbe Terrestre Assujettie aux Observs Astronoms.
Paris, Prudhomme, Levrault, Debray, 1806, In original o/l colours.. 175x222mm. Some light spotting. A somewhat light impression. Else in good condition.
Double hemisphere map with a curious shape for Australia, from Atlas moderne portatif composé de vingt-huit cartes sur toutes les parties du globe terrestre .. A l'usage des Colléges, des Pensions & des Maisons Religieuses, etc..
With a "Mer de L'Ouest" or...
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$ 450
Approx. Euro 383  

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Condition Rating: 3
ANONYMOUS,  Planisphere des fuseaux horaires., antique map, old maps ANONYMOUS - Planisphere des fuseaux horaires.
Paris, ca. 1930, In printed colours.. 400x310mm. Chromo lithography. In very good condition. Folded in four parts.
Poster showing the different time zones.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 600
Approx. Euro 510  

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Condition Rating: 3
FER,N. De,  Mappe-Monde ou carte Universelle. . ., antique map, old maps FER,N. De - Mappe-Monde ou carte Universelle. . .
Paris, 1705, In original o/l colours.. 226x338mm. Wide margins. Good and dark impression.
Uncommon world map in Mercator's projection, which first appeared in De Fer's Atlas Curieux.
Showing California as an island. Engraved by C.Inselin.
Shows the explorer's routes around the world and a host of other interesting features, including incomplete coastlines for New Zealand and Au...
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$ 950
Approx. Euro 808  

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Condition Rating: 2
STANFORD, E.,  A Chart of the World on Mercator's Projection Shewing the Principal Ocean Steam Routes, the Submarine Telegraphs &c., antique map, old maps STANFORD, E. - A Chart of the World on Mercator's Projection Shewing the Principal Ocean Steam Routes, the Submarine Telegraphs &c.
London, ca. 1890, In original colours.. 610x520mm. Hand-coloured zincograph map, dissected into 40 sheets and mounted on cloth. With original slip case. Generally in very good condition.
Charming folding world map on Mercator's projection showing extensive steam routes and underground and undersea telegraph cables. The map is annotated in blue and red with two trip around the world, including overland legs in Africa, India and the United States.
In red ink south of Australia ...
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$ 750
Approx. Euro 638  

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Condition Rating: 2
De L'ISLE, G. / OTTENS, R. / J.,  Hemisphere septentrional pour voir plus distinctement les terres arctiques. . ., antique map, old maps De L'ISLE, G. / OTTENS, R. / J. - Hemisphere septentrional pour voir plus distinctement les terres arctiques. . .
Amsterdam, c. 1740, In original o/l colours.. 440x450mm. Very fine condition. Printed on heavy paper, with large margins.
Showing the Northern hemisphere with North America, the Arctic, the Pacific, Asia and Europe after the cartographic source by the French map maker Guillaume De Isle.
The rare issue by Reiner and Josua Ottens. The map is interesting as it shows recently discovered islands in the Sea of Kamchatk...
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$ 1,200
Approx. Euro 1,020  

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Condition Rating: 2
EUSTACHE DE SAINT-PAUL,  Summa philosophiae quadripartita, de rebus dialecticis, moralibus et metaphysicis . . [ With unrecorded world map ], antique map, old maps EUSTACHE DE SAINT-PAUL - Summa philosophiae quadripartita, de rebus dialecticis, moralibus et metaphysicis . . [ With unrecorded world map ]
Leiden, Peter Rigaud, 1626, Uncoloured.. 180x115mm. Contemp. vellum binding. 4 volumes in one. Printer's device on general title page. With light water staining.
On page 107 a finely copper engraved world map (88x84mm.) Paradigma Terrae Plagas 4.ac 12. Ventorum situm indicans., centered on Europe and Africa, with parts of America, Asia and a large southern continent "Terrae Magellanicae pars".

Eustache Asseline or Eustache de Saint-Paul (P...
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$ 1,000
Approx. Euro 850  

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Condition Rating: 4
BOUCHER, L.,  AIR France réseau arérien mondial., antique map, old maps BOUCHER, L. - AIR France réseau arérien mondial.
Imprimerie Perceval, Paris, 1938, In original lithograph colours.. 330x575mm. Colour lithography, letter printed in gold. Good condition. Laid down on cardboard.
Original lithograph advertising planisphere cardboard from AIR France. The map is designed by Lucien Boucher and is in fact a reduced version of his larger format poster. This map illustrates the airline’s services to various international destinations. Each destination is designated by easily recog... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 900
Approx. Euro 765  

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Condition Rating: 3
GUERIN-MULLER & CIE. / CAPENDU, A.,  Jules Verne Le Tour du Monde en 80 jours. [Goose game board inspired by Jules Verne's novel Tour du Monde en 80 jours.], antique map, old maps GUERIN-MULLER & CIE. / CAPENDU, A. - Jules Verne Le Tour du Monde en 80 jours. [Goose game board inspired by Jules Verne's novel Tour du Monde en 80 jours.]
Paris, ca. 1880, In printed colours.. 488x585mm. Chromo lithographed cardboard game board folded in 4 pieces. Folded in 4, with the reproduction of the cover of the box on one of the plate. Some slight damage to paper along folds. Generally in good condition.
Goose game board inspired by Jules Verne's novel whose boxes are illustrated with colour lithographs and the center occupied by a world map. Vignette illustrations numbered from 1 to 80, captioned in French and arranged counter clockwise.
The game block illustrates views of New York, Chicago, S...
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$ 1,100
Approx. Euro 935  

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Condition Rating: 3
AMMAN, J. / SOLIS, V. / LUFFT, H.,  [No title - Daniel's Dream map] , antique map, old maps AMMAN, J. / SOLIS, V. / LUFFT, H. - [No title - Daniel's Dream map]
Cologne, ca. 1564, Uncoloured.. 122x158mm. Wood block print with letter press. Paper slightly age-toned with marginal water staining. In general very good condition.
Wood block print engraved by the famous engravers Jost Amman and Virgil Solis - with their initials in lower bottom of the map. This somewhat curious map of Europe, Africa, and Asia is to be found in apocalyptic literature originally emanating from Wittenberg in 1530 or even 1529. One of the first i... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 1,800
Approx. Euro 1,530  

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Condition Rating: 3
AMMAN, J. / SOLIS, V. / LUFFT, H.,  [No title] 'Daniel's Dream Map' or 'Wittenberg World Map'., antique map, old maps AMMAN, J. / SOLIS, V. / LUFFT, H. - [No title] 'Daniel's Dream Map' or 'Wittenberg World Map'.
Cologne, ca. 1564, Uncoloured.. 122x158mm. Wood block print with letter press. Paper slightly age-toned with marginal water staining. In general very good condition.
Wood block print engraved by the famous engravers Jost Amman and Virgil Solis - with their initials in lower bottom of the map. This somewhat curious map of Europe, Africa, and Asia is to be found in apocalyptic literature originally emanating from Wittenberg in 1530 or even 1529. One of the first i... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 1,500
Approx. Euro 1,275  

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Condition Rating: 3
STOOPENDAAL, B.,  Orbis Terrarum Tabula recens emendata et in Lucem edita., antique map, old maps STOOPENDAAL, B. - Orbis Terrarum Tabula recens emendata et in Lucem edita.
Amsterdam, 1682, Coloured.. 356x470mm. Short left and right margins as issued. Repair of split along center fold, and tear in lower left part parallel to centerfold running 2cm into engraved area. Hardly notable, else in good condition. In attractive colours.
Beautiful double hemisphere world map from a folio Dutch Bible published by Hendrik and Jacob Keur.
Surrounded by fabulous scenes from the Visscher-Berchem map of 1658 with astronomical diagrams in place of the north and south polar circles. These classic scenes depict the abduction of Persepho...
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$ 1,400
Approx. Euro 1,190  

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Condition Rating: 3
SOCIETE FRANCAISE DE JEUX ET JOUETS,  Le Tour du Monde en 80 jours d'apres Jules Vernes., antique map, old maps SOCIETE FRANCAISE DE JEUX ET JOUETS - Le Tour du Monde en 80 jours d'apres Jules Vernes.
Paris, ca. 1915, Colour printed.. 335x257mm. In good condition. Lithographed game board with pochoir and hand colour, in the original box (257x335x40mm.), with 6 painted lead figures and tokens.
Goose game. World tour in 80 days according to Jules Verne's novel.
Cardboard game box, with chromolithographed title plate, size 257 x 335 x 40mm, containing a tray, chromolithographed game board, folded twice (in quarters) illustrated in colour (size 485 x 550 mm.), 6 painted lead characters...
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$ 1,750
Approx. Euro 1,488  

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Condition Rating: 3
HOMANN HEIRS.,  Planiglobii Terrestris - Mappe-Monde..., antique map, old maps HOMANN HEIRS. - Planiglobii Terrestris - Mappe-Monde...
Nuremberg, 1746, In attractive colours. 442x529mm. Paper very slightly age-toned. Repair of some marginal tears, one tear lower margin 1 cm into engraved area.
Two light brown spots on verso, hardly notable on recto.
Word map in double hemisphere. In center two smaller hemispheres of the north and south pole are shown. Two interesting diagrams depict the earth as it would be seen from space. North America is still blank above California and Hudson Bay is open-ended in the north-west corner.
Very decorative t...
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$ 2,000
Approx. Euro 1,700  

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Condition Rating: 4
CELLARIUS, A ./ SCHENK, P.,  Hemisphaerium Orbis Antiqui cumzonis circulis. . ., antique map, old maps CELLARIUS, A ./ SCHENK, P. - Hemisphaerium Orbis Antiqui cumzonis circulis. . .
Amsterdam, 1708, In original colours.. 417x512mm. In good condition, dark impression.
A chart showing the eastern hemisphere, including north eastern coast of Australia with, superimposed, climatic zones and planetary details. Surround by most decorative scrollwork and cherubs.
This map shows Australia rather crudely represented, however it does take into account the Dutch disco...
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$ 2,500
Approx. Euro 2,125  

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Condition Rating: 3
OSAKA MAINICHI SHINBUN,  World Flight Routes (all in Japanese)., antique map, old maps OSAKA MAINICHI SHINBUN - World Flight Routes (all in Japanese).
Osaka, 1930, Colour printed.. 765x1060mm. In very good condition. Folds as issued.
A large very decorative Japanese world map published as sugoroku (a Japanese game which might be compared to backgammon) published as a supplement to the 1930 New Year’s Day edition of the Osaka Mainichi Shimbun newspaper.

The really interesting map is drawn on a Mollweide projection in...
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$ 2,000
Approx. Euro 1,700  

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Condition Rating: 2
FRASER, E.,  British Empire Trade Map WWII Eric Fraser., antique map, old maps FRASER, E. - British Empire Trade Map WWII Eric Fraser.
England, 1941, In original lithographed colours.. 505x760mm. Original lithographed poster. Restored folds, restored paper loss in bottom right corner, backed on linen. Generally in good condition.
Original vintage World War Two period British Empire trade map poster with the stylised text in Spanish reading: For more than two centuries the British fleets have kept the oceans safe for peaceful trade between nations / Durante más de dos siglos las flotas británicas han mantenido seguros los océ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 2,200
Approx. Euro 1,870  

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Condition Rating: 3
CLOUET, J.B.L.L'Abbe,  Mappemonde ou globe terestre dressée sur les Nouvelles Observations . . ., antique map, old maps CLOUET, J.B.L.L'Abbe - Mappemonde ou globe terestre dressée sur les Nouvelles Observations . . .
Paris, Mondhare, 1787, In original o/l colours.. 430x660mm. Backed on old linen. Margins cut short to neat line.
Scarce world map with all the major early explorers. Jean Baptiste Louis Clouet (born 1730) was a member of the Academie Royale des Sciences de Rouen and the author of Geographie Moderne (1767). A earlier editions of 1765, 1784 exists. This is the 1787 update now showing the major 18th centur... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 2,400
Approx. Euro 2,040  

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Condition Rating: 3
MITELLI, G.,  [Il mondo a pezzi - Europa]., antique map, old maps MITELLI, G. - [Il mondo a pezzi - Europa].
Bologna, 1690, Uncoloured.. 188x228mm. Wide margins. In good condition. Size of the sheet 290mm x 418mm. Small repair of a teared off piece in lower left margin. Dark impression.
Satirical representation of the division of the world by the main European powers.
At the center of the scene a globe on which is written "MONDO Maledeto Interesse Ognum Sbrana" sourrounded by five men, Great Britain, Spain, Germany, Turkey and France, all pulling at ropes getting the...
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$ 3,000
Approx. Euro 2,550  

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Condition Rating: 2
SANTINI, P. / REMONDINI, M.,  Nouvelle Mappa Monde., antique map, old maps SANTINI, P. / REMONDINI, M. - Nouvelle Mappa Monde.
Venice, 1776 - 1784, Original o/l colour.. 460x648mm. Printed on heavy paper with large margins. Good impression. Very good condition.
State 2 of this fine double hemisphere world map, from an unusual perspective, with a "Mer de L'Ouest" or "Sea of the West". Paris is located at the center of the hemisphere, so that Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and most of South America appear together: the le... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 4,500
Approx. Euro 3,825  

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Condition Rating: 2
MERCATOR, R.,  Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio., antique map, old maps MERCATOR, R. - Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio.
Amsterdam, 1595-1609, In original colours.. 282x524mm. Lower part centerfold contemp. underlaid. Paper slightly age-toned, as usual. Very light crease along center fold. On verso some enforcement with Japan paper due to some sloght oxidation of paper. Generally in good condition. French text on verso. Partly heightened with gold.
Gerard Mercator's great world map of 1569 was condensed into double hemispherical form by his son Rumold. It first appeared in 1587 in Casaubon's edition of Sreabo's Geographia with columns of text beneath the map and was later incorporated by his son Rumold Mercator into the long-lived and ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 7,500
Approx. Euro 6,375  

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Condition Rating: 3
HONDIUS, H.,  Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica.., antique map, old maps HONDIUS, H. - Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica..
Amsterdam, 1630-1633, In original colours, with some colour enhancement.. 380x547mm. Paper slightly browned and spotted. Some marginal discolouration due to earlier framing. Good full margins. Dark impression. Colours slightly enhanced.
The first of four states of the map. French text on verso. One of the most beautiful world maps ever engraved and one of the most influential in promulgating the California as an island hypothesis and one of the earliest maps to show the Dutch discoveries in Australia. A corner stone map for any col... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 9,500
Approx. Euro 8,075  

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Condition Rating: 4
CHATELAIN, H.,  Carte Très Curieuse De La Mer Du Sud Contenant Des Remarques Nouvelles Et Tres Utiles Non Seulement Sur Les Ports et Isles de Cette Mer ., antique map, old maps CHATELAIN, H. - Carte Très Curieuse De La Mer Du Sud Contenant Des Remarques Nouvelles Et Tres Utiles Non Seulement Sur Les Ports et Isles de Cette Mer .
Amsterdam, 1719, Coloured.. 780x1400mm. Good condition. One map on 4 joined sheets. Small repair of a tear in left hand part of map, hardly notable.
Based on de Fer's wall map of 1713. One map on 4 sheets, showing America in the middle with Europe on one side and the Pacific with Japan and China on the other.

Top sheets of north of equator, showing California as an island with ...
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$ 15,000
Approx. Euro 12,750  

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Condition Rating: 2
JANSSONIUS, J. / LONS, D.,  Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica.., antique map, old maps JANSSONIUS, J. / LONS, D. - Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica..
Amsterdam, 1632, Uncoloured.. 393x534mm. Cut on neat line, with extended margins. Good and dark impression.
Re-issue by Janssonius of the rare world map by Dirck Lons (1622), based on van den Keere. The interior of North America is occupied by a cartouche surrounded by portraits of nine geographers, explorers and world circumnavigators : Ptolemy, Columbus, Vespucci, Magellan, etc.
The legend in the c...
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$ 19,000
Approx. Euro 16,150  

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Condition Rating: 4
ORTELIUS, A.,  Set of world & four continents in stunning original colours., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Set of world & four continents in stunning original colours.
Antwerp, 1595, In attractive strong original colours.. 355x487mm. A matching set in very attractive original colouring. Paper slightly age toned, repair of split upper part center fold of World map, ca. 10cm. into engraved area, hardly notable.
Marginal tumbling.
An attractive set of these decorative and important maps published at Antwerp in Ortelius' Theatrum. The Theatrum was the first large modern atlas and was extremely influential. The world and four continent maps offered here summarize in a decorative but powerful way the level of geographical knowle... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 17,500
Approx. Euro 14,875  

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Condition Rating: 2
ZUDA  ROKASHI (Priest Motan),  Nansenbushu bankoku shoka no zu., antique map, old maps ZUDA ROKASHI (Priest Motan) - Nansenbushu bankoku shoka no zu.
Kyoto, (Hoei 7 = Year of the Tiger) 1710, Uncoloured.. 1145x1415mm. Strong impression, printed on several sheets of native paper, joined. Some minor worming, and pin holes on old crossing of foldings. Folded as usual and mounted on 2 blue cardboards with title-piece. (size 240x180mm).
If offered the map is usually stained, this example in very good condition and hard to find in this state of conservation.
This map is a great example for Japanese world maps representing Buddhist cosmology with real world cartography. It is the earliest one and - therefore - the prototype for Buddhist world maps.
They all represent a large, imaginary India, where Buddha was born, as the heart of the world, but al...
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$ 20,000
Approx. Euro 17,000  

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Condition Rating: 2
NOLIN, J.-B. / CREPY.,  Le globe terrestre representé en deux plans-hemispheres, Dressé sur la Projection de Mr. De la Hyre…, antique map, old maps NOLIN, J.-B. / CREPY. - Le globe terrestre representé en deux plans-hemispheres, Dressé sur la Projection de Mr. De la Hyre…
Paris, c. 1780, Original o/l colouring.. 1025x1500mm. Several repairs of tears and occasional loss of paper, carefully reinforced and restored, laid down on linen.
“This splendid GlobeTerrestre originally published by J.B. Nolin is one of the finest large-scale world maps to be produced and is a fitting bridge between the geographical and artistic skills of the seventeenth century and the century to come” -- Shirley.

This superbly engraved wall map...
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$ 17,500
Approx. Euro 14,875  

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Condition Rating: 5
DESNOS, L.C.,  Matching set of four wallmaps of America, Asia, America, Europe., antique map, old maps DESNOS, L.C. - Matching set of four wallmaps of America, Asia, America, Europe.
Paris, 1760-1761, Original colours.. 780x1080mm. Good and dark impression, paper slightly browned. Minor paperloss on crossings of folds, carefully reinforced. Good and dark impressions. In good condition for such type of map.
Rare and decorative set of four wall maps published by Louis Charles DESNOS ( fl.1750-1770), all including a border with vignettes describing native scenes. Each panel accompanied by descriptive text. The border panels are made up of separate sheets. McGuirk has found for the American continent ed... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 55,000
Approx. Euro 46,750  

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Condition Rating: 4
SCHEDEL, H.,  Secunda etas mundi. Folium XIII., antique map, old maps SCHEDEL, H. - Secunda etas mundi. Folium XIII.
Nuremberg, 12 July 1493, In attractive strong original colours.. 360x510mm. Some very minor marginal staining. Else good condition with wide margins.
Very rare in original colours.
Schedel's world map was based on the cartographic system of Claudius Ptolemy, the great second-century AD geographer whose scholarship formed the foundation for map production in the fifteenth century.
Its configuration is ostensibly based on Ptolemy's second projection but simplified for a pop...
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$ 30,000
Approx. Euro 25,500  

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Condition Rating: 3