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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.. 207x207mm. Lithographed map. Overall very good condition.
Small, accurate lithographed maps of Europe, embedded in a square playing grid formed by 100 cells.
The 11 cells contain the profile or a reference to an Emperors, some cells show vignettes representing a particular episode of the Gospel, some others contain symbols referring to the history. (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 90 - 100)

Starting bid
$ 50
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
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.. 207x207mm. Lithographed map. Overall very good condition.
Small, accurate lithographed map of Europe, embedded in a square playing grid formed by 100 cells.
The 11 cells contain the profile of or a reference to Emperors, some cells show vignettes representing a particular episode of the Gospel, others contain symbols referring to the history.
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Estimate
($ 90 - 100)

Starting bid
$ 50
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
ALEPH HARVEY, William., Prussia., antique map, old maps ALEPH HARVEY, William. - Prussia.
London, 1869, Attractive strong original colours. 250 x210mm. Fine, signs of natural paper age.
An anthropomorphic map of Prussia. The text below the image reads: ''His Majesty of Prussia - grim and old - Sadowa's King - by needle guns made bold; With Bismarck of the royal conscience, keeper, In dreams political none wiser - deeper''.
It was published in 'Geographical Fun', a charming at...
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Estimate
($ 350 - 425)

Starting bid
$ 225
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
ALEPH HARVEY, William., France., antique map, old maps ALEPH HARVEY, William. - France.
London, 1869, Attractive strong original colours. 250 x210mm. Fine, signs of natural paper age.
An anthropomorphic map of Prussia. The text below the image reads: ''His Majesty of Prussia - grim and old - Sadowa's King - by needle guns made bold; With Bismarck of the royal conscience, keeper, In dreams political none wiser - deeper''.
It was published in 'Geographical Fun', a charming at...
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Estimate
($ 350 - 425)

Starting bid
$ 225
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
ANONYMOUS,  Il mondo ammalato., antique map, old maps ANONYMOUS - Il mondo ammalato.
Bologna, 1879, Uncoloured.. 524x340mm. Original lithography with letter press. Old folds as issued and some age toning. In good condition.
Curious and rare satirical representation of a sick world affected by filoxera, smallpox, and plague ministerial crises.
The nose is pierced by taxes and also affected by the increase in tax on the sugar.
Wealth, honesty and Peace in the shape of flying birds. Published in the satirical ...
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Estimate
($ 1,800 - 2,200)

Starting bid
$ 1,200
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
ANONYMOUS,  Reise um die Welt in achtzig Tagen. Nach dem Roman von J. Verne. Ein unterhaltendes Gesellschaftsspiel., antique map, old maps ANONYMOUS - Reise um die Welt in achtzig Tagen. Nach dem Roman von J. Verne. Ein unterhaltendes Gesellschaftsspiel.
Germany, ca. 1900, In original colours.. 490x565mm. Chromo lithographed folding gaming plate, in very fine condition. Together with 2pp instruction folder (220 x 150mm)
Travel around the world in eighty days. After the novel by Jules Verne. An entertaining dice game with 80 fields, in the middle a world map.
Title after the tutorial. Neither game board nor instructions give hints to the manufacturer. Dated after 1886, as the Statue of Liberty is depicted in o...
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Estimate
($ 500 - 700)

Starting bid
$ 400
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
CETTO, M.,  Sul teatro della guerra (L'entusiasmo patriottico dei Russi) - Rana N. 10 (Cent.10) - Sur le théâtre de la guerre (enthousiasme patriotique des Russes)., antique map, old maps CETTO, M. - Sul teatro della guerra (L'entusiasmo patriottico dei Russi) - Rana N. 10 (Cent.10) - Sur le théâtre de la guerre (enthousiasme patriotique des Russes).
Bologna, 11 March 1904, In original lithographed colours.. 430x610mm. Original chromo lithography with letter press, in very good condition.
Satirical depiction of the Russo-Japanese war, which began in February 1904,we can see the opposed armies of the ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 600 - 750)

Starting bid
$ 400
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
CETTO, M.,  Excelsiori (Rana N. 28 - Cent. 20)., antique map, old maps CETTO, M. - Excelsiori (Rana N. 28 - Cent. 20).
Bologna, 1905, In original lithographed colours.. 784x572mm. With original folds. Text on verso. Original chromo lithography, paper thinning on old folds. Geberally in good condition.
"After so many wars and so many troubles, young Russia, in a more serene glaze all the beautiful sun of freedom you will enjoy ... ".
Fascinating allegorical satirical representation of the Russian revolution of 1905 which broke out following the defeat of the Russo-Japanese war.
T...
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Estimate
($ 1,100 - 1,250)

Starting bid
$ 700
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
BACON, G.W.,  (Design for Hark ! Hark ! The dogs do bark.), antique map, old maps BACON, G.W. - (Design for Hark ! Hark ! The dogs do bark.)
London, ca. 1914, In original colours.. 535x740mm. Pen and ink with water colour on thin paper. Paper thinning on old folds. The size of the paper is 535 x 740mm., size of the outer line of the drawing is 470 x 690mm.
This pen and ink drawing could well be the original design for the lithography "Design for Hark ! Hark ! The dogs do bark" designed by Johnson, Riddle & Company Ltd.
The drawing is slightly smaller in size than the lithography (See Lot 34...
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Estimate
($ 2,750 - 3,000)

Starting bid
$ 2,500
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
LA ZINCOGRAFICA,  L'Impero della preda ossia la Piovra d'Absburgo., antique map, old maps LA ZINCOGRAFICA - L'Impero della preda ossia la Piovra d'Absburgo.
Milan, ca.1915, Uncoloured.. 250x342mm. Zincographic print with letter press. Old folds. in good condition.
Rare anti-German propaganda printed in occasion of the entry into the war of Italy during the first World War.
The Empire Austro-Hungarian is depicted as an octopus that with its tentacles it subjugates various territories such as the Bohemia, Galicia, Trentino, Istria, Croatia Slavonia, Bosni...
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Estimate
($ 950 - 1,200)

Starting bid
$ 600
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
PAULY, G.,  Atlas Geographique. (Puzzle)., antique map, old maps PAULY, G. - Atlas Geographique. (Puzzle).
Paris, ca. 1920, In printed colours.. 255x335mm. Box cover for a geographical puzzle.
Cover illustration printed in lithography featuring the world's flora and fauna, examples of arts, science and manufacturing, all surrounding the central vignette of the continents personified by pretty ladies.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 60 - 80)

Starting bid
$ 40
Condition:
Condition Rating: 1
Title Pages
BESLER, Basilius.,  [Title page] Plantarum Horti Eystaettensis Classis Hybernia., antique map, old maps BESLER, Basilius. - [Title page] Plantarum Horti Eystaettensis Classis Hybernia.
Nuremberg, ca 1613, Coloured.. 505x410mm. Very good and dark impression. Some outer marginal reinforcement of upper and lower left corners.
A decorative and beautiful frontispiece page from the 'Winter' section one of the largest and most magnificent of the great flower books, depicting more than 1000 flowers from nearly 700 species.
Besler (1561-1629) was a Nuremberg apothecary and collector. Important influences were the botanic...
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Estimate
($ 240 - 275)

Starting bid
$ 200
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
MEISNER, D.,  [Title page] Thesauri Philo-Politci Quarta pars. . ., antique map, old maps MEISNER, D. - [Title page] Thesauri Philo-Politci Quarta pars. . .
Frankfurt, 1624, Uncoloured.. 110x140mm. A good and dark impression. Slightly marginal staining. Title page together with 4 pages.
Very skillfully engraved title page from a rare work printed by Eberhard Kieser: Thesaurus Philo-Politicus. Das ist Politisches Schatzkästlein guter Herren und bestendiger Freund…
The four seasons in each of the corners.
The work started in Frankfurt in 1623, initially in parts, eac...
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Estimate
($ 75 - 90)

Starting bid
$ 30
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
MEISNER, D.,  [Title page] Thesauri Philo-Politci pars Secunda. . ., antique map, old maps MEISNER, D. - [Title page] Thesauri Philo-Politci pars Secunda. . .
Frankfurt, 1624, Uncoloured.. 110x145mm. A good and dark impression. Slightly marginal staining and two small holes in center filled in.
Very skillfully engraved title page from a rare work printed by Eberhard Kieser: Thesaurus Philo-Politicus. Das ist Politisches Schatzkästlein guter Herren und bestendiger Freund…
The four seasons in each of the corners.
The work started in Frankfurt in 1623, initially in parts, eac...
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Estimate
($ 60 - 75)

Starting bid
$ 30
Condition:
Condition Rating: 5
MEISNER, D.,  [Title page] Thesauri Philo Politici pars Prima …, antique map, old maps MEISNER, D. - [Title page] Thesauri Philo Politici pars Prima …
Frankfurt, 1630, Uncoloured.. 115x148mm. A good and dark impression. Slightly marginal staining. Title page together with 8 pages. Exlibris in brown ink in lower margin.
Very skillfully engraved title page from a rare work printed by Eberhard Kieser: "Thesaurus Philo-Politicus. Das ist Politisches Schatzkästlein guter Herren und bestendiger Freund…"
The work started in Frankfurt in 1623, initially in parts, each one containing about fifty plans. By 1625 the col...
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Estimate
($ 60 - 80)

Starting bid
$ 40
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
Blaeu, J., Theatrum Orbis Terrarum sive Atlas Novus. Partis Primae Pars Altera. , antique map, old maps Blaeu, J. - Theatrum Orbis Terrarum sive Atlas Novus. Partis Primae Pars Altera.
Amsterdam, 1640, original colouring. 322x196mm. excellent
Johan Blaeu succeeded his father Willem when the latter died in 1638. Johan led the Blaeu firm to its greatest achievement the 'Atlas Maior' in 12 parts, the greatest and finest atlas ever published.The frontispice of the first part of the 'Atlas Novus', by Johan Blaeu. On the right of the title St... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 240 - 275)

Starting bid
$ 180
Condition:
Condition Rating: 1
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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Estimate
($ 100 - 200)

This item has no reserve price.
Bid received
$ 11
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
ANTONIUM, C., Patrum Intelligentia Super Textum Evangeliorum., antique map, old maps ANTONIUM, C. - Patrum Intelligentia Super Textum Evangeliorum.
Rome, 1643, Uncoloured. 175x125mm. In fine condition.
A fine copper engraved frontispiece from "Patrum Intelligentia Super Textum Evangeliorum", by D. Carolum Antonium in 1643. Engraved by Mariae Farroni. ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 50 - 100)

This item has no reserve price.
Bid received
$ 1
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
MERIAN, Matthaeus / ZEILLER, M.,  Topographia Germaniae Inferioris. Das ist Beschreibung und Abbildung der vornehmsten Staetten … in den XVII Niderlaendischen Provintien., antique map, old maps MERIAN, Matthaeus / ZEILLER, M. - Topographia Germaniae Inferioris. Das ist Beschreibung und Abbildung der vornehmsten Staetten … in den XVII Niderlaendischen Provintien.
Frankfurt, 1659, Uncoloured.. 280x170mm. In good condition.
Title page from "Topographia Germaniae Inferioris", describing the Benelux. Born in Basel, Matthaeus Merian studied in Zurich and then worked in Strasbourg, Nancy and Paris, before returning to Basel in 1615. The following year he moved to Frankfurt, where he spent most of his working life. With Mar... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 60 - 75)

Starting bid
$ 50
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
 MERIAN, M.,  [Title page] Theatri Europaei, oder Beschreibung . . ., antique map, old maps MERIAN, M. - [Title page] Theatri Europaei, oder Beschreibung . . .
Frankfurt, Johann Görlin, 1679, Uncoloured.. 305x175mm. Dark impression. Paper slightly age-toned. Fine condition. Left margin cut close.
Title page.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 60 - 80)

Starting bid
$ 30
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
J van Munnikhuysen. , ATLAS PARS II. , antique map, old maps J van Munnikhuysen. - ATLAS PARS II.
Amsterdam, 1730, Original hand colour. 460x290mm. In very good condition.
Reiner & Josua Ottens, Atlas Pars II, engraved hand coloured title page circa 1730, by J van Munnikhuysen after L Webbers, ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 275 - 350)

Starting bid
$ 180
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
J B Tilliard / F Boucher. ,  Quos ego. Sed motos praestat componere fluctus : Eneid. Virg. Lib.I., antique map, old maps J B Tilliard / F Boucher. - Quos ego. Sed motos praestat componere fluctus : Eneid. Virg. Lib.I.
Paris, 1750, Early hand colouring. 480x310mm. In very good condition, the sheet measures 540 x 415 mm.
Le Neptune Oriental by D'Après de Mannevillette, a French sailor and hydrographer. Engraved by J.B. Tilliard after F. Boucher.
A scene from the first book of Virgil's Aeneid, where Neptune intervenes to help Aeneas' in his journey to Italy : "But first--it is better to calm the turbule...
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Estimate
($ 300 - 375)

Starting bid
$ 200
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
HOMANN, J.B.,  [Titlepage]  Atlas Homannianus Mathematico Historice delineatus., antique map, old maps HOMANN, J.B. - [Titlepage] Atlas Homannianus Mathematico Historice delineatus.
Nuremberg, 1762, Uncoloured.. 484x271mm. Paper slightly age toned and lightly water stained in the margins.
Title page with In the foreground the female figures of Geography, History and Astronomy stand before a large globe, showing the Eastern Hemisphere. Above them the atlas title is supported on a banner held by two putti and beneath them is an image of Apollo and Luna.
Engraved by Andreas Hoffer ...
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Estimate
($ 240 - 350)

Starting bid
$ 150
Condition:
Condition Rating: 5
Johannes Covens & Corneille Mortier , MAGNA BRITANNIA., antique map, old maps Johannes Covens & Corneille Mortier - MAGNA BRITANNIA.
Amsterdam, 1790, Uncoloured.. 355x230mm. Good condtion strong impression with wide margins. The sheet measures 430 x 290 mm
Johannes Covens & Corneille Mortier title page from Magna Britannia.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 300 - 360)

Starting bid
$ 150
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
J M Moreau - Heath , Charts and Plates to La Perouse's Voyage., antique map, old maps J M Moreau - Heath - Charts and Plates to La Perouse's Voyage.
London 1798, Uncoloured.. 300x202mm. Very good clean condition strong impression.
1798 First edition title page from 'Charts and Plates to La Perouse's Voyage' illustrating the Voyage of La Pérouse in 1785 ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 360 - 440)

Starting bid
$ 180
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
WALCH, J., Allgemeiner Atlas Nach den bewährsten Hülfsmitteln und astronomischen Ortsbestimungen. . ., antique map, old maps WALCH, J. - Allgemeiner Atlas Nach den bewährsten Hülfsmitteln und astronomischen Ortsbestimungen. . .
Augsburg, 1812, Original colours. 210x260mm. In good condition, with a 3 cm tear in the margin on left lower part. Original state, no restorations or cleaning done.
Title page by Johannes Walch from his rare Allgemeiner Atlas Nach den bewährsten Hülfsmitteln und astronomischen Ortsbestimungen…, the edition of 1812.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 85 - 100)

Starting bid
$ 50
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
GIBAUT FRERES  / DURAND, A.,  [Title page]  Voyage pittoresque et archaéologique en Russie., antique map, old maps GIBAUT FRERES / DURAND, A. - [Title page] Voyage pittoresque et archaéologique en Russie.
Paris, 1844, Uncoloured.. 445x315mm. Lithography on tinted ground. Some light marginal spotting. Together with hand written dedication.
Title page of "Voyage pittoresque et archaéologique en Russie" with two joined pages. The first is a letter for a certain "Mathilde" from Anatole Démidoff and the second one a preface. Figures are lithographed by Raffet.
Plate taken from the first illustrated account of Russian architecture. T...
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Estimate
($ 120 - 200)

Starting bid
$ 80
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
Mapmakers / Explorers
ORTELIUS, A.,  Spectandum dedit Ortelius mortalib.., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Spectandum dedit Ortelius mortalib..
Antwerp, 1580, Uncoloured.. 325x215mm. Good and dark imprint. Light browning of paper. Good margins.
This famous portrait, engraved by Galle, was included in Ortelius' atlases from 1579 onwards.
The title translation is By looking, Ortelius gave to mortal beings the world, by looking at his face, Galleus gave them Ortelius.
The portrait is surrounded in a strapwork and garland fram...
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Estimate
($ 500 - 550)

Starting bid
$ 400
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
WHITE, R., Sr. Francis Drake., antique map, old maps WHITE, R. - Sr. Francis Drake.
London, 1705, Uncoloured.. 300x190mm. In fine 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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Estimate
($ 50 - 75)

This item has no reserve price.
Starting bid
$ 1
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
KLAUBER, I.S., James Cook., antique map, old maps KLAUBER, I.S. - James Cook.
Leiden, 1795-1803, Uncoloured.. 130x100mm. In excellent condition.
A portrait of Captain James Cook after the painting by Nathaniel Dance. From a Dutch edition of "Cook's voyages".
Captain James Cook (1728-79), explorer, circumnavigator and hydrographer. Three voyages, 1768-71, 1772-75 and 1776-79. From 1778 on printed editions of ' Captain Cook's Travels' app...
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Estimate
($ 70 - 80)

Starting bid
$ 45
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2