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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...

$1100 / ≈ €1029
Maker / Publisher: ALBRIZZI, G.
Place & 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...

$1750 / ≈ €1638
Maker / Publisher: HOMANN HEIRS.
Place & 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...

$200 / ≈ €187
Maker / Publisher: GUICCIARDINI, L.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1612

 


Rotterdam

A bird's-eye view of the town. With extensive shipping in the foreground. From "Topographia Germaniae Inferioris".  Matthäus Merian, the leading German illust...

$1750 / ≈ €1638
Maker / Publisher: MERIAN, C.
Place & 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.

$1000 / ≈ €936
Maker / Publisher: DE WIT, F.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1675

 


Nova Africa descriptio.

A beautifully engraved and most attractive "carte à figures"- map of the African continent. Bordered, above, by panels showing panorama's of Cairo, Alexandria,...

$2500 / ≈ €2339
Maker / Publisher: DE WIT, F.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, after 1660

 


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...

$5000 / ≈ €4679
Maker / Publisher: TAVENIER, J.B.
Place & 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 ...

$1500 / ≈ €1404
Maker / Publisher: BLEULER, L.
Place & Date: 1820

 


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...

$1800 / ≈ €1684
Maker / Publisher: ORTELIUS, A.
Place & Date: Antwerp, 1595

 


Terra Sancta.

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...

$2400 / ≈ €2246
Maker / Publisher: ORTELIUS, A.
Place & Date: Antwerp, 1603

 


Tabula Ducatus Brabantiae.

Detailed map orientated west to the top.

$450 / ≈ €421
Maker / Publisher: DE WIT, F.
Place & 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...

$1400 / ≈ €1310
Maker / Publisher: STOOPENDAAL, B.
Place & 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 ...

$4500 / ≈ €4211
Maker / Publisher: JANSSONIUS, J.
Place & 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.

$600 / ≈ €561
Maker / Publisher: VISSCHER, N.
Place & 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...

$1100 / ≈ €1029
Maker / Publisher: COVENS, J. / MORTIER, C.
Place & 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,...

$450 / ≈ €421
Maker / Publisher: THOMSON, J.
Place & Date: Edinburgh, 1816

 


Beschrijving Gezicht van den Ykant af bezyden den Schreiers hoex Toren langs de Keulsche en Geldersche Kaei naer de Nieuwe Markt

This large engraving (560x920mm.) comes from a are series of 25 beautiful large views of Amsterdam and gives a colorful picture of the life and business of the city at th...

$2200 / ≈ €2059
Maker / Publisher: DE LETH, H.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, ca. 1720

 


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 for f...

$7000 / ≈ €6550
Maker / Publisher: KAEMPFER, E.
Place & 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...

$900 / ≈ €842
Maker / Publisher: VALK, G. / SCHENK, P.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1720

 


Currus Veliferi Illmi. Pr. Mauritii Nassouvii. (Prince Maurits' sailing-carriage, designed by Simon Stevin. )

Prince Maurits' sailing carriages had been designed by Simon Stevin. The Prince, always accessible to new inventions of his old instructor, could not please the foreign a...

$1800 / ≈ €1684
Maker / Publisher: BLAEU, J.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1649

 


Shinkan Nagasaki no Dzu.

The oldest of these so-called Nagasaki pictures (Nagasaki-zu) were two panoramic prints by the artist Chikujuken that served as guides to the city of Nagasaki for visitor...

$3500 / ≈ €3275
Maker / Publisher: BAIKO-DO.
Place & Date: Nagasaki, 1801

 


'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...

$300 / ≈ €281
Maker / Publisher: TIRION, I.
Place & 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...

$300 / ≈ €281
Maker / Publisher: BLAEU, W.
Place & 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.

$250 / ≈ €234
Maker / Publisher: BLAEU, W.
Place & 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...

$7500 / ≈ €7018
Maker / Publisher: TAVERNIER, J.B.
Place & Date: Nuremberg, 1681

 


Germaniae Nova ac Accurata Descriptio.

This "carte à figures"- map covers the Low Countries, Germany, Poland, Switzerland and Austria. Overall a very good copy of this excellently engraved, uncommon...

$1585 / ≈ €1483
Maker / Publisher: CLOPPENBURGH, E.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1642

 


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...

$2000 / ≈ €1871
Maker / Publisher: PISCATOR, N.J.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1630

 


Coloniensis Archiepisscopatus.

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...

$500 / ≈ €468
Maker / Publisher: HONDIUS, J.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1629

 


Comitatus Flandria.

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...

$2000 / ≈ €1871
Maker / Publisher: VISSCHER, C.J.
Place & 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...

$400 / ≈ €374
Maker / Publisher: HABERMANN, F.
Place & 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...

$6000 / ≈ €5614
Maker / Publisher: V.O.C.
Place & 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...

$2500 / ≈ €2339
Maker / Publisher: HONDIUS, H. / DE WIT, F.
Place & 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 ...

$5000 / ≈ €4679
Maker / Publisher: HALL,B.
Place & 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 ...

$600 / ≈ €561
Maker / Publisher: SCHENK, P. / VALK, G.
Place & 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...

$50000 / ≈ €46786
Maker / Publisher: VAN KEULEN, J.
Place & 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,...

$1750 / ≈ €1638
Maker / Publisher: V.O.C.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1685

 


Manuscript plan of Havana harbour.

Manuscript chart with good nautical detail and soundings of Havana harbour.

$1500 / ≈ €1404
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & 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...

$3500 / ≈ €3275
Maker / Publisher: DODONAEUS, R.
Place & Date: Leyden, 1612

 


A ship's hour 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...

$1750 / ≈ €1638
Maker / Publisher: The Low Countries
Place & Date: ca. 1790

 


Hassia Landgraviatus.

Centered on the town of Kassel.

$150 / ≈ €140
Maker / Publisher: JANSSONIUS, J.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1650