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Leaf on vellum from an antiphonary.

A more than 600 years old antiphonary leaf, written in Besançon, in 1370. Musical notation on 4 bars, the staves are in red and the notes in black: numerous pen-flourish...

$1750 / ≈ €1750
Publisher: ANTIPHONARIUM
Date: Besançon, 1370

 

Leaf on vellum from an Italian manuscript Book of Hours.

A leaf from an Italian Book of Hours, written on vellum in the neighborhood of Ferrara, around 1480.The decorations of this leaf are extraordinary : the bouquet of flower...

$750 / ≈ €750
Publisher: BOOK OF HOURS
Date: Italy, Ferrara, ca.1480

 

Use of Liége.

Contents of the Book of Hours : 1. ff. 2-7 : Calendar. In red and brown ink. Justification 115 x 75 mm. 2. ff. 8-11 : 4 passages des Evangiles : - Saint Jean 1, 1-...

$45000 / ≈ €45000
Publisher: BOOKS OF HOURS
Date: c.1480

 

Secunda etas mundi. Folium XIII.

Schedel's world map was based on the cartographic system of Claudius Ptolemy, the great second-century AD geographer whose scholarship formed the foundation for map produ...

$30000 / ≈ €30000
Publisher: SCHEDEL, H.
Date: Nuremberg, 12 July 1493

 

Sexta Etas Mudi. - Data est mihi potestas in celo et in terra: Salvator: CI. (Jesus Christ surrounded by the Twelve Apostles)

A very fine presentation of Jesus Christ surrounded by the Twelve Apostles. Each of the evangelists is represented by his symbol in the corners.Page from the richest illu...

$2000 / ≈ €2000
Publisher: SCHEDEL, H.
Date: Nuremberg, 12 July 1493

 

Venecie. [Venice] Foliu XLIIII

A very fine of Venice (192x525mm.) Verso a view of Padua. Schedel's view of Venice is one of the earliest obtainable views of the city. The view is based on the view of ...

$3500 / ≈ €3500
Publisher: SCHEDEL, H.
Date: Nuremberg, 12 July 1493

 

Prima Etas Mundi. VI

A very fine presentation of Eve, being created by God from Adam’s side.Page from the richest illustrated Incunabel, the famous: Liber chronicarum or Nuremberg Chronicle...

$2000 / ≈ €2000
Publisher: SCHEDEL, H.
Date: Nuremberg, 12 July 1493

 

Prima Etas Mundi. IX (with Eve nursing Kain and Abel)

A very fine presentation of Eve nursing Kain and Abel. Adam is working (255x220 cm). VERSO a genealogy of Adam.Page from the richest illustrated Incunabel, the famous: Li...

$1750 / ≈ €1750
Publisher: SCHEDEL, H.
Date: Nuremberg, 12 July 1493

 

(EUROPE).

A woodcut colored map of northern and central Europe. The first modern map of the area. Second printed map of the North, after the woodcut map published in the 'Ulm' Ptol...

$5000 / ≈ €5000
Publisher: SCHEDEL, H.
Date: Nuremberg, 1493

 

.Tabula III Asiae. [Caucass and Armenia.]

Ptolemaic map of the region south of the Caucasus Mountains and between the Caspian Sea as far south as the headwaters of the Tigris River in the south and the Black Sea,...

$1800 / ≈ €1800
Publisher: PTOLEMY, C.
Date: Lyons, M. Servetus, 1535

 

.Taprobana Ins. Tabula XII Asiae. [Sri Lanka.]

Ptolemy's mythical island of Taprobana originally became associated with Sri Lanka although it was sometimes confused with Sumatra. Taprobana, as it was called on most ea...

$2200 / ≈ €2200
Publisher: PTOLEMY, C.
Date: Lyons, M. Servetus, 1535

 

[Map of Palestine ]

Map of Palestine from "La Mer des Hystoires" published by Dupré, Paris, 1536 "La Mer des Hystoires" is a translation into French of the famous "...

$3000 / ≈ €3000
Publisher: MER DES HYSTOIRES
Date: Dupre, Paris, 1536

 

Tabula Superioris Indiae & Tartariae maioris. (Modern Map of China, Japan, etc.)

Important map extending from Tartary in the north, to "Prov. Bocat" (Cambodia) in the south. "Tebet" is shown prominently, as is "Zinpangri"...

$5000 / ≈ €5000
Publisher: FRIES, L.
Date: Vienne, 1541

 

Tabula nova utriusque Indiae.

This is the fourth and last edition of this map based on Waldseemüller's first "modern" map of Asia. It follows that cartography without change but adds an int...

$4000 / ≈ €4000
Publisher: PTOLEMY,C. / FRIES, L.
Date: Vienne, 1541

 

Il Cuscho citta principale della provincia del Peru.

A very desirable and scarce item of this decorative and early bid's-eye town-plan of the Inca city of Cuzco. Several figures shown inside the city walls and on the hillsi...

$1100 / ≈ €1100
Publisher: DE BELLEFOREST, F.
Date: Lyons, 1564

 

I Europa / Das dritteil der Welt.

Very early wood cut printed map of Europe with South to the top. In the lower-left corner we see Poland, Livonia and parts of England and Ireland in the lower right corne...

$4000 / ≈ €4000
Publisher: STUMPF, J.
Date: Zurich, Christoffel Froschover, 1548,1552-1566

 

( II Germania) / Tütschland.

Very early wood cut printed map of Germany, Poland, The Low Countries, Alsace and part Europe with of Switzerland, Croatia. Originally engraved in 1548. Included in "...

$2500 / ≈ €2500
Publisher: STUMPF, J.
Date: Zurich, Christoffel Froschover, 1548,1552-1566

 

(Northern celestial planisphere with a pasted volvelle.)

Probably by the Vienna astronomer Melchior Klayber who used the Copernican precession theory, which is closely connected with the chart (Ptolemy - 6° 40' and Ptolemy - 5...

$4500 / ≈ €4500
Publisher: KLAYBER, Melchior ?
Date: Vienna, ca. 1569

 

Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio.

This is the second copperplate of Ortelius' map showing the western hemisphere, showing the prominent bulge in the South American coastline. An important map because of i...

$5500 / ≈ €5500
Publisher: ORTELIUS, A.
Date: Antwerp, 1579

 

Temperance (Temperantia) from The Virtues.

Very decorative engraving by Philip Galle (Haarlem 1537–1612 Antwerp) after Pieter Bruegel the Elder (Breda (?) ca. 1525–1569 Brussels). The print was published by Hi...

$9000 / ≈ €9000
Publisher: BREUGHEL, P.
Date: Antwerp, Hieronymus Cock, 1580

 

Chinae, olim Sinarum Regionis, nova descriptio. Auctore Ludovico Georgio.

The first map of China ever to appear in a Western atlas, west to the top. The first state without "las Philiooinas" somewhere in 1587 added to the plate. When ...

$7000 / ≈ €7000
Publisher: ORTELIUS, A.
Date: Antwerp, 1584

 

Universe Europae Maritime Eiusque Navigationis Descriptio. Generale Pascaerte van Europa . . .

This general chart of north-western Europe and the surrounding coastal waters is from the rare pilot-guide De Spiegel der Zeevaerdt , printed by Christopher Plantin in Le...

$19000 / ≈ €19000
Publisher: WAGHENAER, L.J.
Date: Leyden, 1584

 

Belchrijuinghe vande zee custen van Engelandt. . .

A rare Dutch text edition of this early detailed chart of the northern coast of England. West to the top. Mileage cartouche has no Latin captures. Decorated by a colorful...

$3000 / ≈ €3000
Publisher: WAGHENAER, L. J.
Date: Leiden, Plantijn, 1585

 

Die zee custe van Noorweghen tusschen der Noess en Mardou. . .

A rare Dutch text edition of this early and detailed chart of the coast of Norway. Decorated by a colorful title cartouche and scale cartouche, one compass rose, several ...

$2750 / ≈ €2750
Publisher: WAGHENAER, L. J.
Date: Leiden, Plantijn, 1585

 

Zee caerte vande Sondt tvermaerste van Danemarcke . . .

A detailed chart of the coast of Denmark and its islands, Copenhagen in center of chart. West to the top. Decorated by a title, scale and descriptive cartouche, a compass...

$3000 / ≈ €3000
Publisher: WAGHENAER, L. J.
Date: Leiden, Plantijn, 1585

 

Anverpia, nobile in Barbantia oppidum, parrim maritimum . . . [Antwerp]

The bird's-eye plan provides an excellent view of the citadel, city, docks and fortifications. The city was defended by a line of fortification and a moat constructed und...

$950 / ≈ €950
Publisher: BRAUN,G. / HOGENBERG, F.
Date: Cologne, 1585

 

Mercurius.

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...

$750 / ≈ €750
Publisher: DE VOS, M. after
Date: Antwerp, 1585

 

Lapis polaris magnes.

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. Stradanu...

$850 / ≈ €850
Publisher: STRADANUS, Johannes / COLLAERT, Jan (II).
Date: Antwerp, Philips Galle, c. 1590

 

La Florida/ Peruviae Auriferae regionis Typus/ Guastecan.

The Chaves map of Florida is a prime example of an explorer's map since it records the recent discoveries of Cabeza de Vaca, De Soto, and Moscoso. The map revealed little...

$2750 / ≈ €2750
Publisher: ORTELIUS, A.
Date: Antwerp, 1592

 

Americae Pars Magis Cognita. Chorographia nobilis & opulentae Peruanae Provinciae, atque Brasiliae, . . . MDXCII

First state. Although a map of South America it does include much of what is now the southern United States. There are two elaborate, strap-work cartouches with the one a...

$6500 / ≈ €6500
Publisher: DE BRY, Th.
Date: Frankfurt, 1592

 

Occidentalis Americae partis.

The most beautifully engraved early map of the Caribbean, including Florida and the Southeast. The map includes representations of Columbus' ships and various notes regar...

$7500 / ≈ €7500
Publisher: DE BRY, Th.
Date: Frankfurt, 1594

 

Lutetia Furens. Das ist : Die wütende Statt PARIS.

Rarissime placard dirigé contre la Ligue et le duc de Mayenne. La gravure est signée I.S. (marque inconnue). Ce placard en latin et en allemand est une reprise de l’e...

$4000 / ≈ €4000
Publisher: /. S.
Date: France ca.. 1594

 

Virulus marinus. Cete (Whale and whaling scene)

Whale and whaling scene, set against a mountainous landscape in the manner of Pieter Brueghel the Elder. Plate number 1. The engraving is copied after Adrian Collaert pla...

$300 / ≈ €300
Publisher: COLLAERT, Adriaen (after)
Date: Antwerp, after 1598

 

Faber piscis, Asellus minor, Conger, Alburinus. (Piscium Vivæ Icones - Fish)

Depiction of Faber piscis, Asellus minor, Conger, Alburinus. Fish set against a mountainous landscape in the manner of Pieter Brueghel the Elder. Plate number 14. The eng...

$200 / ≈ €200
Publisher: COLLAERT, Adriaen (after)
Date: Antwerp, after 1598

 

Maris Pacifici.

From the rare Dutch text edition of the Theatrum of which according to van den Broecke only 100 copies are printed.This was the first printed map to be devoted solely to ...

$7500 / ≈ €7500
Publisher: ORTELIUS, A.
Date: Antwerp, 1598

 

Christophorus Columus Ligur Indiarum Prim invet A°1492

Very decorative portrait of Christopher Columbus (c. 31 October 1451 – 20 May 1506), engraved by Theodor de Bry (1528-1593) and published in Jean Jacques Boissard, &quo...

$500 / ≈ €500
Publisher: DE BRY, Th.
Date: Frankfurt a.M. 1597 - 1599

 

Abrahami Patriarchae Peregrinatio et Vita.

The Holy Land map itself occupies the center and is surrounded by vignettes of the life of the Patriarch Abraham. Extremely decorative map made by Ortelius, based on Ptol...

$2000 / ≈ €2000
Publisher: ORTELIUS, A.
Date: Antwerp, 1601-1603

 

Germania.

Second state of this rare "carte à figures"- map of Germany, The Netherlands, Poland and central Europe. Bordered on three sides with portraits and views. In t...

$4000 / ≈ €4000
Publisher: BLAEU, W.
Date: Amsterdam, 1607

 

Cusco urbs nobilissima & opule[n]tissima Peruani regni in occide[n]tali parte. . .

Famous town plan of Cuzco, from the first German edition of part VI of de Bry's " Grands Voyages". In this work the conquest of Peu by Pizarro was discribed. Th...

$1500 / ≈ €1500
Publisher: DE BRY, Th.
Date: Frankfurt, 1607

 

Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio.

Gerard Mercator's great world map of 1569 was condensed into double hemispherical form by his son Rumold. It first appeared in 1587 in Casaubon's edition of Strabo's Geog...

$7500 / ≈ €7500
Publisher: MERCATOR, R.
Date: Amsterdam, 1595-1609