Paulus Swaen :: Home Page Featured https://www.swaen.com Paulus Swaen is a rare map dealer since 1978, specializing in original maps, atlases, prints, vintage posters, and medieval manuscripts. On-line gallery. https://www.swaen.com/uploads/paulusSwaenlogoOrangand.jpg Paulus Swaen https://www.swaen.com Nova Orbis Tabula in Lucem edita A.F.de Wit. Nova Orbis Tabula in Lucem edita A.F.de Wit.

According to Shirley, De Wit's map is one of the most attractive of its time. The brilliant scenes in the corners combine images of the four seasons, the elements, and the zodiac signs in a well-balanced and natural way. There are several editions of this map. In the first plate, first state, the map lacked an outer border, and the cusps were blank. In the state, two cherubs were placed in the cusps, and a border was added. This is the rare second plate, this newly engraved plate is now "No...]]>
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Art déco label Biette Savon - Tein de fleur. Art déco label Biette Savon - Tein de fleur.

Lithographed perfume label " Biette Savon - Tein de fleur" laid on original cardboard sheet. A striking example of commercial artworks produced by the artist and graphic designer Robert Pichon and his Parisian studio Ateliers de Dessin & Lithographie R. Pichon.His works include a variety of the hallmark themes of the Art Deco period, with designs influenced by Fauvist color and Cubist composition. Subject matter ranges from the figurative, including flora, fauna, and Classical myth...]]>
https://www.swaen.com/listing/art-deco-label-biette-savon-tein-de-fleur/35316 https://www.swaen.com/listing/art-deco-label-biette-savon-tein-de-fleur/35316 Posters & Publicity :: Publicity Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0500
Waere Affbeeldinge Wegens het Casteel ende Stadt BATAVIA Gelegen opt Groot Eylant Java. Waere Affbeeldinge Wegens het Casteel ende Stadt BATAVIA Gelegen opt Groot Eylant Java.

A good impression of this finely engraved and detailed plan of Batavia, present-day Jakarta, the Dutch center of trading activities in the East Indies. Copied after Clement de Jonghe's map on a smaller scale, with one major alteration: the coastline in front of the fortress as curving inwards; the river had silted up here, so that the coast came to lie some distance from the castle. European and native ships are shown in the sea, while the Dutch lion stands proudly above the schematically planne...]]>
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Latium. Latium.

Based on classical authors' sources, specifically Virgilius, Plinius, Varro, Halicarnasseus, Festus and Ausonius.Philip Wingius in his letter to Ortelius from 1592 mentions Egnazio Dante as the source of a map of Latium which he copied surreptitiously in Rome and sent to Ortelius subsequently.Inset: Mount Circeo (Southeast of Rome), is the supposed dwelling place of the mythical goddess witch Circe, who enchanted Odysseus and turned his companions into swine.]]>
https://www.swaen.com/listing/latium/45023 https://www.swaen.com/listing/latium/45023 Europe :: Italy :: Italy Provinces Tue, 12 Sep 2023 00:00:00 -0400
Océanie. Océanie.

A very decorative 19th century map of the Pacific Ocean, with hand colored lines indicating the extent of Polynesia, Mirconesia, Melanesia, and Malaysia (or Southeast Asia). The map is surrounded by portraits, animals, vegetation, etc.. by Raimond Bonheur, engraved by Laguillermie, blank verso. At the bottom of the sheet is an inset view of an island harbor and block of text entitled "Description Historique de l'Oceanie. One of the last decorative maps of the area. From his Atlas Universel ...]]>
https://www.swaen.com/listing/oceanie/13541 https://www.swaen.com/listing/oceanie/13541 Australia & Oceania :: Pacific Wed, 02 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500
Carte de la Coste de La Rochelle a Brouaige et de l'Isle d'Oleron Observee par le S.r de Chattillon ingenieur du Roy. Carte de la Coste de La Rochelle a Brouaige et de l'Isle d'Oleron Observee par le S.r de Chattillon ingenieur du Roy.

Map of the island of Oléron, with an inset in lower left corner showing the route of an English fleet to La Rochelle. At the time of mapping the area was a stronghold of the Protestant Huguenots, under siege by the Catholic monarchy under the control of the infamous Cardinal Richelieu. In events forming the background to Alexandre Dumas's novel 'The Three Musketteers', Charles I of England sent the Duke of Buckingham and a fleet of 90 ships and 10,000 men to relieve La Rochelle. The expedition ...]]>
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Mapa geogra´fico de la mayor parte de la Ame´rica Meridional que contiene los paises por donde debe trazarse la li´nia divisoria que divida los dominios de Espan~a y Portugal. . . Mapa geogra´fico de la mayor parte de la Ame´rica Meridional que contiene los paises por donde debe trazarse la li´nia divisoria que divida los dominios de Espan~a y Portugal. . .

Rare first edition of the map drawn by Francisco Requena (1743-1824) after his expedition to the Amazon in order to delineate the boundary between the Spanish and Portuguese possessions in South America. The map covers most of South America and highlights the newly established Line of Demarcation. It is supplemented with "Advertencias sobre esta mapa general" and "Esplicacio´n de la linea de demarcacio´n y puntos de disputa" – a list of twenty border questions still to be...]]>
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Terrae Yemen Maxima Pars, seu Imperii Imami, Principatus Kaukeban nec non ditionum Haschid u Bekil, Nehhm, Chaulan, Abu Arisch et Aden Tabula ... Terrae Yemen Maxima Pars, seu Imperii Imami, Principatus Kaukeban nec non ditionum Haschid u Bekil, Nehhm, Chaulan, Abu Arisch et Aden Tabula ...

South-west Arabia, with the Saudi Arabian city of Jizan south to Aden. With a fine title, cartouche. Based on a map by Carsten Niebuhr. With the name Sinus Arabicus Mare Rubrum.The complete title is:  Terrae Yemen maxima Pars. seu Imperii Imami, Principatus Kaukeban, nec non ditionum Haschid u. Bekil, Nehhm, Chaulan, abu Arisch et Aden Tabula ex observationibus astronomicis et hodometricis jussu et sumtibus Potentissimor; Daniae Regum Friderici V, et Christiani VII. institutis, delineata]]>
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(Art déco gouache with winter scene of The Palace of Westminster ) (Art déco gouache with winter scene of The Palace of Westminster )

Outstanding "art deco" gouache (unsigned) from the workshop of "Robert Pichon. Ateliers de Dessin et Lithographie – 10, rue Rochechouart – Paris. The gouache depict the Parliament building of London, in the format of a greeting card with a beautiful design. colors are bright and fresh.The workshop was specialized in graphic design for advertising and R. Pichon, active in the years 1910-1940, was working for the Lorilleux printing house for which he realized many models in 192...]]>
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Plan commercial de la Région Saïgon-Cholon. Plan commercial de la Région Saïgon-Cholon.

Decorative publicity plan of Ho Chi Minh City, also known by its former name of Saigon and Cholon, prepared by Ngo-Trinh, surrounded by advertisements of local stores. The names in Chinese and French.Published in 1948 by the bookshop of Trung-Hue in Cholon. Cholon, shown on the left, means “big market” and represents the large commercial center of the Cochin-Chinese capital, with a population of ethnic Chinese.Second edition. Printed by Imprimerie Française d'outre mer Saigon, in 2000 examp...]]>
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Allerneuester geographisch- und topographischer Schau-Platz von Africa und Ost-Indien. . . Allerneuester geographisch- und topographischer Schau-Platz von Africa und Ost-Indien. . .

An early issue of this important book by Johann Wolfgang Heydt's describing the Dutch factories, settlements and stations at the hands of the Dutch East India Company in Africa and Asia. Illustrated with two engraved titles and 85 (of 115) engraved plates (including a few maps), by Seeligmann, Hoffer, Puscher and Berndt after Heydt. Only the first part with 2 title pages, 10 pp introduction and pages 1 - 255, illustrated with 85 engraved plates and maps of Jakarta and Colombo. The introduction h...]]>
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Nieuwe gemeten kaart van de colonie de Berbice met der zelver plantagiën en de namen der Bezitters. . . Nieuwe gemeten kaart van de colonie de Berbice met der zelver plantagiën en de namen der Bezitters. . .

Re-issue of his map from 1740, without the printed list of owners, with a large added contemp. hand-colored cartouche Relaas van de rebellie, ontstaan op de plantagien in de Geoctroyeerde Colonie van de Berbice, february 23rd, 1763 , 20 lines engraved text. In the lower-left an inset map 215x300mm.) of Surinam. Very interesting edition with much-added information regarding depths in the river, a key (A-L) to the most important settlements, and decoration around the title.Joachim Ottens (1663 - 1...]]>
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Trop d'Appetit par A. Le Petit. Trop d'Appetit par A. Le Petit.

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, Le Pétard, L'éclipse, Le Charivari, Le Rire…". Le Petit made the drawing likely relating to the Franco-Prussian War, which was a conflict between the Second French Empire (and later, the T...]]>
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Fly TWA (Miami). Fly TWA (Miami).

This Miami poster was created in the early 1960's by David Klein (1918 -2005) for TWA. It depicts “hotel row” along Collins Avenue leading to the corridor of South Beach. Famous venues such as The Deauville, The Eden Roc and Fountainbleu hotels line this famous location next to Biscayne Bay. A bright sun is pictured with a towering image of jeweled cat’s eyes sunglasses making for one impressive image. This is a rare variant of this poster which had three versions. - The first featured the...]]>
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Carte des côtes du Golfe du Mexique compris entre la pointe sud de la presqu'Ile de la Floride et la pointe nord de la presqu'Ile d'Yucatan: Dresée d'après le observations et las plans des espagnols, ... Carte des côtes du Golfe du Mexique compris entre la pointe sud de la presqu'Ile de la Floride et la pointe nord de la presqu'Ile d'Yucatan: Dresée d'après le observations et las plans des espagnols, ...

Detailed and important early chart of the Gulf Coast and Florida and dated 1800. First French edition of "the first printed [map] to show and name Galveston Bay" and "the first large-scale printed chart of Texas and the Gulf Coast based on actual soundings and explorations" (Martin & Martin); the first printing of this handsome chart appeared in Madrid in 1799; the present French version quickly followed, appearing in J. N. Bellin et al., "Hydrographie Françoise&...]]>
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Au quartier Latin. Au quartier Latin.

This image also appears on the Christmas cover of the magazine in 1900. This is the version before the magazine boilerplate was added, but "this black-and-white version shows that at this time, the line was the most impressive design element in Mucha's work, with which he could form an impressive composition. The color had only secondary importance as a supplement to the expression" (Darmstadt p. 144).Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) was one of the most important decorative artists working i...]]>
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Le Royaume de Siam avec Les Royaumes Qui Luy sont Tributaries & c. / La Royaume de Siam avec les royaumes qui luy sont Tributaires, et les Isles de Sumatra, Andemaon, etc. . . [two sheet map] Le Royaume de Siam avec Les Royaumes Qui Luy sont Tributaries & c. / La Royaume de Siam avec les royaumes qui luy sont Tributaires, et les Isles de Sumatra, Andemaon, etc. . . [two sheet map]

Influential map of Southeast Asia and the East Indies including modern day Thailand, southern Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra and Java. Ottens incorporated information provided by the French Jesuits and charts the route of the French Embassy to and from Siam in 1685-1686 through the Straits of Banca and the Gulf of Siam.It was drawn by Joachim Ottens shortly before his death and was published by his sons and later republished by Covens and Mortier.The upper map focuses on...]]>
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La nuova Zelanda delineate sulle ultima osservazioni del Capitan Cook. La nuova Zelanda delineate sulle ultima osservazioni del Capitan Cook.

First edition on laid paper Cassini’s splendid early map of New Zealand, being the most decorative version of Captain Cook's map of New Zealand, published in the very scarce 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'. It marks the route of Cook during his circumnavigation of the islands and has a title cartouche depicting two natives paying homage to him, with the Endeavour at anchor in the background.Probably the most sought after map of New Zealand.More about Giovanni Maria Cassini [+]]]>
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A Map of the Environs of Constantinople Drawn from a great number of accurate astronomical & geographical manuscripts and printed documents, by A. Arrowsmith 1801 and 1804. A Map of the Environs of Constantinople Drawn from a great number of accurate astronomical & geographical manuscripts and printed documents, by A. Arrowsmith 1801 and 1804.

Arrowsmith’s large and detailed map of the Ottoman Empire and the Black Sea, with Cyprus, Crete and the Greek Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina.By the beginning of the nineteenth century, the Ottoman Empire had fallen some way from the lofty heights of 1683, when it had threatened the gates of Vienna. The Russo-Turkish wars of the eighteenth century – most notably that of 1768-1774 – weakened the Empire considerably, and by the time of the present map's publ...]]>
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Vue de la Rivière d'Endeavour sur la Côte de la Nouvelle Hollande ou le Vaisseau fut mis à la bande. [Tome IV Pl. 1ère.] Vue de la Rivière d'Endeavour sur la Côte de la Nouvelle Hollande ou le Vaisseau fut mis à la bande. [Tome IV Pl. 1ère.]

The first known landscape drawing of the east coast of Australia. A View of the Endeavour River, on the coast of New Holland, where the ship was laid on shore, in order to repair the damage which she received on the rock in John Hawkesworth. Engraving drawn after Sydney Parkinson, (ca 1745-1771). Sydney Parkinson was a Scottish Quaker, botanical illustrator and natural history artist. Parkinson was employed by Joseph Banks to travel with him on James Cook's first voyage to the Pacific in 1768. P...]]>
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