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DRANER.,  L'Homme A La Boule., antique map, old maps DRANER. - L'Homme A La Boule.
Paris, 1870-1871, In original colours.. 395x260mm. Some tears in the margins. Printed on thin paper. Lower left part missing (corner and part of the caption missing), now paper reinstalled.
Satirical print in which Count Otto von Bismarck balances on the world with one spurred foot entering France, and wearing only his underpants which are marked with the German imperial eagle. Print from a set of caricatures, broadsheets and illustrations in ten volumes : "Collection de caricatures et... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 100
Approx. Euro 85  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 5
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 128  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
BUCHON, J.A.,  Carte des Principales Riviers du Globe., antique map, old maps BUCHON, J.A. - Carte des Principales Riviers du Globe.
Paris, 1825, In original colours.. 455x635mm. In mint condition. Wide margins etc.
A nice detailed depiction of the principal rivers of the world from Buchon's Atlas Gégraphique Statistique, historique et chronologique des deux Ameriques et des isles adjacentes traduit de l'atlas exécuté en Amerique d'aprés Lesage, avec des nombreuses corrections et augmentations, Paris 1825.<... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 200
Approx. Euro 170  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 1
BUCHON, J.A.,  Carte des Principales Montagnes du Globe., antique map, old maps BUCHON, J.A. - Carte des Principales Montagnes du Globe.
Paris, 1825, Uncoloured.. 440x645mm. In mint condition. Wide margins etc.
A nice detailed depiction of the principal mountains of the world from Buchon's Atlas Gégraphique Statistique, historique et chronologique des deux Ameriques et des isles adjacentes traduit de l'atlas exécuté en Amerique d'aprés Lesage, avec des nombreuses corrections et augmentations, Paris 182... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 200
Approx. Euro 170  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 1
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 255  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
ACKERMANN, R.,  Napoleon., antique map, old maps ACKERMANN, R. - Napoleon.
London, ca. 1814, In original colours.. 425x250mm. Copper engraving with Small part of upper left margin missing. In good condition on thick paper.
Satirical broadside hand coloured allegorical profile of Napoleon published by Ackermann, London. The letter press text underneath ends with the following explanation : "This hieroglyphic portrait of the Destroyer is faithfully copied from a German Print, with the Parody of his assumed Titles. The h... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 500
Approx. Euro 425  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
DE VOS, M. after,  Mercurius., antique map, old maps DE VOS, M. after - Mercurius.
Antwerp, 1585, Uncoloured.. 242x245mm. Cut to neat line, remargined. Good and dark impression.
Mercury holding a caduceus and riding in a chariot drawn by two birds on the clouds in the sky, an extensive landscape with a harbour with goods being loaded and unloaded below; zodiac signs of Gemini and Virgo in ovals in top corners.
The classical god, personification of the planet, is depict...
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$ 750
Approx. Euro 638  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
STRADANUS, Johannes / COLLAERT, Jan (II).,  Lapis polaris magnes., antique map, old maps STRADANUS, Johannes / COLLAERT, Jan (II). - Lapis polaris magnes.
Antwerp, Philips Galle, c. 1590, Uncoloured.. 192x273mm. Cut on neat line with title and text in the lower margin is cut off. Remargined. Strong impression.
This is a plate from a series of twenty prints illustrating new inventions and discoveries (Nova Reperta) after Jan van der Straet. On image, bottom right: 'Ion. Stradanus Invent.' and 'Phls. Galle excud.'

Seated to right, seen on profile, Flavio Amalfitano at his desk measuring a compass...
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$ 850
Approx. Euro 723  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
LE PETIT, A.,  Trop d'Appetit par A. Le Petit., antique map, old maps LE PETIT, A. - Trop d'Appetit par A. Le Petit.
Paris, 1875, Uncoloured.. 360x275mm. Lead pencil drawing on thin paper, sticked on a larger sheet of stiff paper. In good condition.
Dated in lower right dated "Le 9 juin 1875". The drawing is representing an alligator's jaw wearing a Prussian helmet, and about to chew a globe.

Alfred Le Petit is a French painter, caricaturist and photographer. He collaborated with several satirical newspapers: "Le Grelot, La Charte,...
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$ 750
Approx. Euro 638  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
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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$ 1,000
Approx. Euro 850  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
BLAEU, J.,  Insula Huaena sive Venusia a Guiljelmo Blaeu cum sub Tychone Astronomiae operam daret, delineata., antique map, old maps BLAEU, J. - Insula Huaena sive Venusia a Guiljelmo Blaeu cum sub Tychone Astronomiae operam daret, delineata.
Amsterdam, 1659, In attractive strong original colours.. 405x485mm. Some mainly marginal spotting. Some light discolouration along center fold. A good and dark impression, wide margins. From a rare Spanish text edition.
Decorative map of the island Hvan in the Danish Sound. In the center Tycho Brahe's famous observatory Uraniborg established in 1576, under the patronage of Frederick II, King of Denmark. Tycho Brahe had studied and travelled widely in Europe, buying instruments, visiting mathematicians and making as... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 1,100
Approx. Euro 935  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 1
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.
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$ 1,250
Approx. Euro 1,063  

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 1,275  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
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 1,275  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 1
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 1,488  

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 1,700  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
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 2,338  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
DANZANVILLIERS, Eugène.,  La Pieuvre Germanique., antique map, old maps DANZANVILLIERS, Eugène. - La Pieuvre Germanique.
Paris, 28 Quai de la Rapée, c.1874, Original colour printed.. 210x325mm. Lithograph with text printed in red within the plate. Sheet of paper : 30,5 x 44,5 cm. Very fine to mint condition.
Scarce lithographed plate not dated, by Eugène Danzanvilliers, printed by Grandremy in Paris. The plate listed by Adhemar is dated 1874. Eugène Danzanvilliers was a draughtsman and lithographer.

The plate figures a lying octopus crowned with a spiked helmet surrounded by seven fishes. On ...
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$ 3,000
Approx. Euro 2,550  

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 2,550  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
DUTCH,  Original copperplate., antique map, old maps DUTCH - Original copperplate.
Amsterdam, ca. 1660, Uncoloured.. 495x715mm. Copper plate. Excellent with high sheen. The four corners are cut off.
Showing the coast of southern Morocco, the Sahara with the Canary Islands. Copperplates that had been used in the production of early maps are of the greatest rarity and few of any period are known to have survived. Because of the value of copper and its malleability, plates would often have their o... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 10,000
Approx. Euro 8,500  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
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 23,375  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
Title Pages
CORONELLI, V.M.,  Illustriss et excellentiss D.Paulus Quirini divi Marci procurator., antique map, old maps CORONELLI, V.M. - Illustriss et excellentiss D.Paulus Quirini divi Marci procurator.
Venice, 1691, Uncoloured.. 490x320mm. Paper slightly age-toned. Printed on thick paper. Wide margins.
Fine text page from Isolario Dell'Atlante Vento. with two copper engraved portraits printed within letter press.
In top portrait of "Hieronymus Quirinus" (60x55mm.) and in lower half a portrait of "Paulus Quirini" (190x145mm.)
Italian letter press on verso....
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$ 140
Approx. Euro 119  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
CORONELLI,V.M.,  [Title page] Isolario., antique map, old maps CORONELLI,V.M. - [Title page] Isolario.
Venice, 1691, Uncoloured.. 220x290mm. Paper slightly age-toned. Printed on thick paper. Wide margins. Dark impression.
Fine title page from Isolario Dell''''Atlante Vento..

More about Coronelli. [+]...
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$ 300
Approx. Euro 255  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
ZATTA, A.,  [Title page] Atlante Novissimo, illustrato ed accresciuto . . ., antique map, old maps ZATTA, A. - [Title page] Atlante Novissimo, illustrato ed accresciuto . . .
Venice, 1785, Uncoloured.. 320x223mm. Marginal spoting. Else in very good condition. Size of the sheet 390mm x 273mm.
Decorative Venitian frontispiece from Antonio Zatta's Atlas Atlante Novissimo, illustrato ed accresciuto . . . . The outer decoration of this title page has a wealth of cartographical features.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 230
Approx. Euro 196  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
ZATTA, A.,  [Title page] Atlante Novissimo, Tomo I . . ., antique map, old maps ZATTA, A. - [Title page] Atlante Novissimo, Tomo I . . .
Venice, 1779, Uncoloured.. 330x435mm. Marginal spot. Else in very good condition. Size of the sheet 390mm x 530mm.
Decorative Venitian frontispiece from Antonio Zatta's "Atlante Novissimo tomo I".... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 230
Approx. Euro 196  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
DES BARRES, J.F.W.,  [ Text / title page Charts of the coasts and harbours of New England . . .], antique map, old maps DES BARRES, J.F.W. - [ Text / title page Charts of the coasts and harbours of New England . . .]
London, 1777, Uncoloured.. 765x555mm. Paper slightly age-toned. Center fold as issued. Dark impression on thick paper, with LVG water mark. Size of sheet 765 x 555mm.
Letter press text page, taken from the "Atlantic Neptune".

The Atlantic Neptune is universally recognised as one of the most magnificent atlases ever made.
Examples were frequently carried on board the British war ships operating in American waters during the Revolution.

T...
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$ 350
Approx. Euro 298  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
SANSON, N. / MORTIER, P.,  [Title page] Table Des Cartes etc: Du Sr. Sanson.., antique map, old maps SANSON, N. / MORTIER, P. - [Title page] Table Des Cartes etc: Du Sr. Sanson..
Amsterdam, 1700, In very attractive original colours.. 525x426mm. Slightly age toned, with one horizontal printers crease.
Large, powerfully engraved title page. Geographic scholars at work in a library are depicted along the bottom.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 750
Approx. Euro 638  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
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 3,400  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
Mapmakers / Explorers
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 170  

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 255  

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 383  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
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 510  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 5
Leo Belgicus / Hollandicus
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 10,200  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
GALLE, Theodoor.,  Composite atlas of the Low Countries., antique map, old maps GALLE, Theodoor. - Composite atlas of the Low Countries.
[Antwerp, c. 1633, Uncoloured.. 445x185mm. Bound in tall narrow folio. Maps laid on thick paper, several showing traces of careful repair or restoration (occasionally with slight loss of engraved surface at neat lines or at folds), all with additional longitudinal folds, mounted on recent guards, modern vellum lettered "Atlas par Th. Galle 1622",
A composite atlas comprising 18 double-page engraved maps by or after Hessel Gerritsz, Theodoor Galle, Jacob... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 100,000
Approx. Euro 85,000  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2