Lo Stati Presente di Tutti i Paesi e Popoli del Mondo..
This most uncommon work provides an interesting focus on the dissemination of the outline of Japan provided by Kaempfer. Beside the description of Japan, the book include...
Date: Venice, 1734
Planiglobii Terrestris - Mappe-Monde...
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...
Date: Nuremberg, 1746
DELFT. Delphium urbs Hollandiae cultissima. . .
A bird's-eye view of the town of Delft. From the first Dutch translation of Guicciardini's description of the Netherlands. In this town-plan, three buildings, still domin...
Date: Amsterdam, 1612
A bird's-eye view of the town. With extensive shipping in the foreground. From "Topographia Germaniae Inferioris". Matthäus Merian, the leading German illust...
Date: Frankfurt, 1659
Tractus Littorales Guineae a Promontorio Verde usque ad sinum Catenbelae.
Chart of the West coast of Africa from Mauritania up to Angola. In top centre a very decorative title cartouche.
Date: Amsterdam, 1675
Carte des Isles du Japon Esquelles est remarque la Route..
This uncommon map of Japan, which is on a fairly large scale, contains comments about the nature of the country. For instance, Ocsaqui (Okazaki, near Nagoya) is said to h...
Date: Paris 1679
Vue de Gattweick et de l'embouchure du Rhin, dans la Mer du Nord.
Very decorative view of Katwijk. Signed lower right, Louis Bleuler au chateau de Laufen . Original design by Louis Bleuer. This gouache was the model for his aquatint in ...
Peregrinationis Divi Pauli Typus corographicus. . .
A splendid map depicting the travels of Paulus. With two fine scenes in top. Showing the countries along the Mediterranean, including Cyprus and Italy. A first edition wi...
Date: Antwerp, 1595
This is the most modern of Ortelius' maps of the Holy Land. It focuses specifically on the Holy Land and is oriented with east of the top. Ortelius used as a model the wa...
Date: Antwerp, 1603
Tabula Ducatus Brabantiae.
Detailed map orientated west to the top.
Date: Amsterdam, 1680
Het Beloofde Landt Canaan door wandelt . . .
A beautifully engraved map of the ancient land of Canaan which roughly corresponds to present-day Israel. Cherubs hold up a draped cloth of key symbols, also a scale pane...
Date: Amsterdam, 1682
Nova Helvetiae Tabula.
A most decorative "carte à figures" map with panoramic views of Lucern, S.Gal, Bern, Solothurn, Schafhausen in upper border and Basel and Zurich in lower left ...
Date: Amsterdam, 1630
Ducatus Lutzenburgi Novissima et Accuratissima Delineatio.
West to the top. Very detailed and fine map of Luxembourg, including the towns of Namur, Liege, Trier and Metz.
Date: Amsterdam, 1680
Carte du Canada ou de la Nouvelle France.
A later edition of Guillaume De l'Isle's map. It still includes the fictitious discoveries of Baron de Lahoutan: the legendary River Longue etc. The northwest corner of H...
Date: Amsterdam, 1730
Corea and Japan.
A fine large-scale map of Japan and Korea showing an increasingly refined outline to the Japanese islands but still oversized Korean peninsula. The strait south of Korea,...
Date: Edinburgh, 1816
India quae Orientalis.
The map covers the area from India to Japan, with the East Indies, with good detail in Philippines. In the upper right corner the southern tip of Korea is shown, and mark...
Date: Amsterdam, 1645
Histoire Naturelle, Civile, Et Ecclésiastique..'
First French edition, published by P.Gosse, J.Neaulme and B.Lakeman. The basic work on Japan from the second half of the 17th century when it was still forbidden to forei...
Date: Amsterdam, 1729
Huquang, Kiangsi, Chekiang ac Fokien.
A reissue of Janssonius' map of south east China, with wash color and uncolored cartouches.The map is based on the maps of Martin Martini, themselves based on Chinese sou...
Date: Amsterdam, 1720
'T Eilandje Desima verblyf plaats der Hollanders in Japan.
Bird's-eye view of Dejima copied from a manuscript by Voogt, who was second-in-command on Deshima in 1713. The island is viewed from the landside, depicting the developme...
Date: Amsterdam, 1739
Fossa Sanctae Mariae.
Detailed map of part of the country between rivers Rhine and Meuse showing a canal to be dug between 1626 and 1628 between Rheinberg in Germany and Venlo. A deficiency of...
Date: Amsterdam, 1645
Tabula Bergarum ad Zomam Stenbergae et novorum ibi operum.
The map gives an outline of the Scheldt from Bergen op Zoom to Antwerp, with all the ramparts built between 1622 and 1627.
Date: Amsterdam, 1647
Hern Johann Baptisten Taveniers..Vierzig Jaehrige Reize..
This German edition includes Tavernier's map of Japan in a reduced form (210x315mm) and contains legends about the country's nature, e.g., where gold is mined and plottin...
Date: Nuremberg, 1681
Palatinatus Rheni Nova et Accurata Descriptio.
Early state (1630) of Visscher's "carte à figures"- map of the German Rhine River Valley. Inset views of Frankfurt am Main, Mainz, Speyer, Worms and Heidelberg...
Date: Amsterdam, 1630
Extremely rare first edition of this beautiful map of Cologne and Dusseldorff.Jodocus Hondius Jr. planned to produce a new modern atlas less dependent on the Mercator pla...
Date: Amsterdam, 1629
A highly decorative map with in the left and right top corners the pictures of archduke Albert of Austria and Isabella, queen of Spain. In the left and right borders cost...
Date: Amsterdam, 1648
Vue de Boston vers le Cale du Port.
A view of the port of Boston, the center of New England shipping in the colonial period. The closing of the port after the Boston Tea Party led to the calling of the Firs...
Date: Augsburg 1762
A fine bronze cannon.
Cannon built up of two truncated conusses, differing in size, the steps marked by mouldings shaped as flat bands preceded by ogees: base ring similar; breech with ogee-sh...
Date: Amsterdam, ca. 1755
Poli Arctici, et circumiacentium terrarum descriptio novissima. . .
A re-issue of the Hondius' plate. A particularly decorative map of the North Pole with Iceland. Several Dutch names in Labrador. The toponymy in Canada reflects the conti...
Date: Amsterdam, 1660
Account of a voyage of discovery to the west coast of Corea.
BRITAIN'S FIRST ACCURATE ACCOUNT OF KOREA & OKINAWANS. With an appendix containing charts and various hydrographical and scientific notices by captain Basil Hall and ...
Date: London, 1818
Genehoa Jaloffi et Sierraliones regna.
Decorative and detailed map of the West African Coast, from Senegal to Sierra Leone. In the center the river Gambia to the mouth in the Atlantic. Upper left a dedication ...
Date: Amsterdam, 1670 / 1720
Manuscript map of the Bay of Nagasaki.
An extremely rare manuscript chart in brown ink and wash color on a printed sheet of paper with a system of rhumblines and latitude scales. This chart shows the Bay of Na...
Date: Amsterdam, 1750
Lyste vande prysen der goederen ingekoft by de Kamer. . .
Rare price list of meat, bacon, wheat, rye, butter, cheese, olive oil, Spanish wines, Bordeaux, brandy etc.On front page in letter press Lyste Van de Pryfen der Goederen,...
Date: Amsterdam, 1685
Manuscript plan of Havana harbour.
Manuscript chart with good nautical detail and soundings of Havana harbour.
Date: Spain c.1820
Cruydt-Boeck van Remberus Dodonaeus. . .
Scarce, the last edition of Dodoens' Cruydt-Boeck, one of the most influential and important botanical works of the 16th and 17th centuries. With richly engraved frontisp...
Date: Leyden, 1612
A half hour sand-glass.
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 kee...
Date: ca. 1790
Centered on the town of Kassel.
Date: Amsterdam, 1650
Tabula comitatus Hollandiae. . .
Fine map of the provinces of North and South Holland. In upper left hand corner an inset with the islands of Texel and Vlieland.
Date: Augsburg 1760
Carte de la Manche. . .
showing the Chanel, with the coastline of France from La Baie de Douarnenez to Dunkerque, and the coastline of England from Stroble head to Manning Tree.Boundaries outli...
Date: Amsterdam, 1692
Les Provinces confederées du Pais-Bas
The first wall map of the Seven Provinces of 1651, re-issued as 'Stoel des Oorlogs' by Covens & Mortier. The first issue of the present wall-map is known to be includ...
Date: Amsterdam, c. 1740
Leaf on vellum from a manuscript Book of Hours.
VERSO: one 2-line illuminated initial showing a bird in fine detail in liquid gold on colored ground, seven 1-line initials and line-fillers in same.RECTO: Seven 1-line i...
Date: France, c. 1520