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Globes, Instruments & Fans
BLAEU, W.,  Tweevoudigh onderwiis van de Hemelsche en Aerdsche Globen; Het een Na de meyning van Ptolemeus met een vasten Aerdkloot; Het ander Na de Natuerlijcke stelling van N. Copernicus met een loopenden Aerdkloot:, antique map, old maps BLAEU, W. - Tweevoudigh onderwiis van de Hemelsche en Aerdsche Globen; Het een Na de meyning van Ptolemeus met een vasten Aerdkloot; Het ander Na de Natuerlijcke stelling van N. Copernicus met een loopenden Aerdkloot:
Amsterdam, 1655, Uncoloured.. 195x155mm. 4to. 2 parts in one vol. General title with woodcut printers device, two section titles with diagrams of globes, 32 woodcut diagrams in the text. Very light marginal browning. Contemporary vellum, lightly stained.
Willem Blaeu's guide to the making of globes, first published in 1620, here reprinted by his son, Joan.
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$ 2,750
Approx. Euro 2,503  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
CORONELLI,V.M.,  Illustrissimo, et Eccellentissimo.. Gran Globi .., antique map, old maps CORONELLI,V.M. - Illustrissimo, et Eccellentissimo.. Gran Globi ..
Venice, 1689, In attractive strong original colours.. 448x610mm. Printed on heavy paper. Good impression. Old repair of a split in upper left corner.
Celestial globe of the remarkable Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718), encyclopaedist, geographer, inventor and Doctor of Theology, was citizen of the Republic of Venice. He was also one of the most prominent mapmakers and publishers in Europe of his day.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 750
Approx. Euro 683  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
KERKHOVE, Joseph Vanden,  Allegory of geography., antique map, old maps KERKHOVE, Joseph Vanden - Allegory of geography.
Bruges, ca. 1700, In original colours.. 880x880mm. Oil on canvas, diameter : 88 cm in recent wooden frame.
Two putty studying a terrestrial globe, one of them holding a pair of dividers. The information on the globe is clearly imaginary but the two cartouches and ships are typically 16th century in appearance. Was van den Kerkhove perhaps inspired by his countrymen Gerard Mercator, Hondius and Blaeu. (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 9,000
Approx. Euro 8,190  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
NEWTON & SON,  NEWTON'S New and Improved TERRESTRIAL GLOBE Accurately delineated from the observations of the most esteemed NAVIGATORS AND TRAVELLERS to the Present Time. . ., antique map, old maps NEWTON & SON - NEWTON'S New and Improved TERRESTRIAL GLOBE Accurately delineated from the observations of the most esteemed NAVIGATORS AND TRAVELLERS to the Present Time. . .
London, January 1, 1867, In original colours.. 1080xmm. Good condition. On a carved mahogany tripod stand with scrolling acanthus legs erminating in claw feet joined by turned stretchers centered by a compass.
High overall 108cm.
A very impressive Victorian 20-inch Library globe on a exceptionally carved mahogany tripod stand with scrolling acanthus legs erminating in claw feet joined by turned stretchers centered by a compass. with paper scale and blued steel needle inscribed NEWTON & SON Chancery Lane London.
Terrestr...
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$ 25,000
Approx. Euro 22,750  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
BERTAUX.,  Globe terrestre d'après les découvertes.., antique map, old maps BERTAUX. - Globe terrestre d'après les découvertes..
Paris, ca. 1885, In original colours.. 1120x600mm. A 19-inch (482mm) terrestrial globe, total height 112cm. Diameter of brass horizon 60cm.
With restoration to two parts on the globe due to a bump on the globe surface. No paper is missing.
Attractive and large (height 112cm) library globe by a prominent Paris globe maker, with brass meridian circle, horizon ring and hour ring, supported by four brass quadrants on elegant baluster turned wooden column with three inswept legs terminating in pad feet.
Twelve coloured lithographed go...
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$ 10,000
Approx. Euro 9,100  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
Compasses / Sand-glasses
The Low Countries,  A half hour sand-glass., antique map, old maps The Low Countries - A half hour sand-glass.
ca. 1790, -. 195x110mm. In metal frame with five pillars with hexagonal decorated top and base and two glass ampoules joined by was and tread.
The element common to celestial position-finding, the calculation of speed for dead reckoning and even everyday life at sea is the time: hence ways of determining and keeping the time have been one of the major pre-occupations of seamen since the very beginning of scientific navigation. Counting the... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 1,750
Approx. Euro 1,593  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
KLOOS, F.J.,  Compass., antique map, old maps KLOOS, F.J. - Compass.
Rotterdam, 1850-1875, Uncoloured.. 240x240mm. Height of the box: 13.5 cm (5.5 inches)
A very nicely crafted sloop compass in original box. The compass is gimbaled and is executed in beautiful red copper. Made and signed by F.J. Kloos & Son of Rotterdam in the 1850-1875 period. The compass works fine. Height of the box: 13.5 cm (5.5 inches)... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 1,500
Approx. Euro 1,365  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
ANONYMOUS,  Compass., antique map, old maps ANONYMOUS - Compass.
c. 1890-1900, Uncoloured.. 160x160mm. Height of the box: 10 cm
A sloop compass in original box. The compass is gimbaled. The compass works fine.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 650
Approx. Euro 592  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
WEMPE CHRONOMETERWERKE,  A two-day marine Chronometer, No. 8185., antique map, old maps WEMPE CHRONOMETERWERKE - A two-day marine Chronometer, No. 8185.
Hamburg, 1968, Uncoloured.. 180x180mm. Some clipping to metal. Very good condition.
The 4inch frosted dial signed Chronometerwerke, Wempe, Hamburg, and numbered 8185, upright black Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds and up-and-down dials, blued steel hands, matte silver metal plates, reverse fusee and chain, free-sprung silver-coloured helical balance spring, integral balance with... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 1,250
Approx. Euro 1,138  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
Fans
ANONYMOUS,  An elegant couple with a caged bird in a landscape., antique map, old maps ANONYMOUS - An elegant couple with a caged bird in a landscape.
Paris, 1790, In original gouache colours.. 265x500mm. Folding fan, composed of a double skin sheet with painted scene in gouache, mounted on ivory. A few minor tears. Generally in very fine condition.
Folding fan made of skin sheet and mounted in English style, with a painted scene of an elegant couple with a caged bird in a landscape.

Painted verso of a man among ancient ruins.

Beautiful ivory mounting finely perforated, carved and engraved with flowers and stylized foliag...
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$ 900
Approx. Euro 819  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
ANONYMOUS,  Very fine folding fan with painting of Minerva, Juno and 2 peacocks., antique map, old maps ANONYMOUS - Very fine folding fan with painting of Minerva, Juno and 2 peacocks.
ca. 1820, In original colours.. 205x360mm. Folding fan, composed of a double skin sheet gouache painted, mounted on brown tortoiseshel. One of the mother-of-pearl's stems is missing, and one is a bit broken. Else in good condition.
Small folding fan made of double skin sheet, mounted in English style, painted with gouache and depicting Minerva and Juno sitting near each other and receiving the visit of an angel heralding peace and harmony. Minerva who is the Goddess of the wisdom art and war, is shown in whole-length, seated o... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 1,200
Approx. Euro 1,092  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
ANONYMOUS,  Country pleasures., antique map, old maps ANONYMOUS - Country pleasures.
France, ca. 1850-1860, In original colours.. 270x500mm. Folding fan, composed of a double sheet of lithographed paper, mounted on engraved on blond horn. A few minor tears and repairs. Very fine condition.
Folding fan made of double sheet of lithographed paper, enhanced with gouache and watercolour, with decoration of three cartouches with gallant scenes of French country pleasures.

The back is in silver embossed scrolls and flowers. A child feeds chickens.

Blond horned mountin...
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$ 300
Approx. Euro 273  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
ANONYMOUS,  A Chinese Mandarin fan of a Palace garden scene., antique map, old maps ANONYMOUS - A Chinese Mandarin fan of a Palace garden scene.
China, 1880, In original colours.. 270x515mm. Folding fan, composed of a double skin sheet with gouache and silver painted scene, mounted on bamboo. A few minor tears. Generally fine condition.
Folding fan made of sheet paper, gouache painting depicting a lively garden of a dignitary and servants whose costumes are silk applied (in relief), the heads of the characters are in ivory.

The back is silver painted, the background shows a golden pheasant among flowers.

Bla...
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$ 900
Approx. Euro 819  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
Prints depicting Instruments
DAUMIER, H.,  [Macaire] Pensionnat Robert-Macaire. Mr le professeur. . . (Plate 4), antique map, old maps DAUMIER, H. - [Macaire] Pensionnat Robert-Macaire. Mr le professeur. . . (Plate 4)
Paris, 1864, Uncoloured.. 245x225mm. Litho printed on white wove paper without text on the verso.
Macaire personified the clever business man, who was willing at any time to throw moral and ethical principles overboard for a quick buck. His personality fitted exactly to the period so well described by Alexis de Tocqueville: self-enrichment at all levels and a Government run on shareholders princ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 250
Approx. Euro 228  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2