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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 / ≈ €1638
Maker / Publisher: ANTIPHONARIUM
Place & Date: Besançon, 1370

 


Leaf on vellum from a Missal.

A very fine Missal leaf, written in Latin. RECTO: A wonderful initial O decorated with pen work in red, purple and blue. The initial is 6x6cm. VERSO: one initial "I&...

$2000 / ≈ €1871
Maker / Publisher: MISSAL.
Place & Date: France, c. 1410

 


Leaf on vellum, from a manuscript book of hours.

Scatter border of flowers. Borders of very high quality, executed by an artist of the Ghent-Bruges school.VERSO: 19 lines of Dutch text in brown ink. A 6-lines capital &q...

$1750 / ≈ €1638
Maker / Publisher: BOOK OF HOURS
Place & Date: Flanders, 1450

 


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 / ≈ €702
Maker / Publisher: BOOK OF HOURS
Place & Date: Italy, Ferrara, ca.1480

 


(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 / ≈ €4679
Maker / Publisher: SCHEDEL, H.
Place & Date: Nuremberg, 1493

 


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...

$25000 / ≈ €23393
Maker / Publisher: SCHEDEL, H.
Place & Date: Nuremberg, 12 July 1493

 


Quarta etas mudi Folio LVIII [Rome]

Double text page in German with a woodblock Rome (23x53cm.)On verso a view of Genua (193x222mm). Page from the richest illustrated Incunable, the famous: Nuremberg Chro...

$2000 / ≈ €1871
Maker / Publisher: SCHEDEL, H.
Place & 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 / ≈ €1638
Maker / Publisher: SCHEDEL, H.
Place & 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 / ≈ €3275
Maker / Publisher: SCHEDEL, H.
Place & Date: Nuremberg, 12 July 1493

 


Quinta Asie Tabvla.

Woodblock map of Persia from Martin Waldseemüller's 1513 edition of Ptolemy,  a landmark work that contributed to major advances in both Renaissance geography and map p...

$5000 / ≈ €4679
Maker / Publisher: PTOLEMY, C. / WALDSEEMÜLLER, M.
Place & Date: Strasbourg, J. Schott, 1513

 


Pomponii Melae De Orbis Situ Libri tres…[with Oronce Fine double-cordiform worldmap].

Third edition with the commentary of Joachim Vadian with some contemporary notes in Latin, issued with the first edition of Oronce Fine full-sheet woodcut map of the worl...

$28000 / ≈ €26200
Maker / Publisher: POMPONIUS MELA / ORONCE FINE.
Place & Date: Paris, (Chretien Wechel), 1530

 


.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 / ≈ €2059
Maker / Publisher: PTOLEMY, C.
Place & Date: Lyons, M. Servetus, 1535

 


.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 / ≈ €1684
Maker / Publisher: PTOLEMY, C.
Place & 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 / ≈ €2807
Maker / Publisher: MER DES HYSTOIRES
Place & 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 / ≈ €4679
Maker / Publisher: FRIES, L.
Place & 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 / ≈ €3743
Maker / Publisher: PTOLEMY,C. / FRIES, L.
Place & 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 / ≈ €1029
Maker / Publisher: DE BELLEFOREST, F.
Place & 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 / ≈ €3743
Maker / Publisher: STUMPF, J.
Place & 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 / ≈ €2339
Maker / Publisher: STUMPF, J.
Place & 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 / ≈ €4211
Maker / Publisher: KLAYBER, Melchior ?
Place & Date: Vienna, ca. 1569

 


Benedict. Arias Montanus Sacrae Geographiae Tabulam Ex Antiq

THE EXTREMELY RARE FIRST STATE landmark world map, famed for its depiction of the Australian landmass.One of the earliest printed maps to depict the “terra incognita...

$21500 / ≈ €20118
Maker / Publisher: ARIAS (MONTANO), Benito:
Place & Date: Anvers 1571 /1572

 


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 / ≈ €5146
Maker / Publisher: ORTELIUS, A.
Place & Date: Antwerp, 1579

 


Theatrum praecipuarum urbium Ducatus Brabantiae. / bound with : [Hogenbergs Geschichtsblätter].

Volume including two series :1st series : [Schut, Pieter Hendricksz]. Theatrum praecipuarum urbium Ducatus Brabantiae… Illustrated with an engraved title page and 43 pl...

$6000 / ≈ €5614
Maker / Publisher: [SCHUT, Pieter Hendricksz.] / VISSCHER, N. J.
Place & Date: (Amsterdam), N. Visscher, 1657 / Cologne, 1566-1579

 


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...

$10000 / ≈ €9357
Maker / Publisher: BREUGHEL, P.
Place & Date: Antwerp, Hieronymus Cock, 1580

 


Tafel der Lender darin der Apostel Paulus geprediget hat.

Rare wood block map depicting the Mediterranean, with an over-sized Cyprus from the final Dutch edition of Heinrich Bünting's famous Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae, a boo...

$800 / ≈ €749
Maker / Publisher: BÜNTING,H.
Place & Date: Magdeburg, 1581

 


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 ...

$6000 / ≈ €5614
Maker / Publisher: ORTELIUS, A.
Place & 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 / ≈ €17779
Maker / Publisher: WAGHENAER, L.J.
Place & Date: Leyden, 1584

 


Imposita saxo Jacob cervice quiescens Aligeros scalas vidit imre choros. Gene[sis] 28

A superb example of this illustration showing a blind Isaac blessing Jacob. Copper engraving published in " Thesaurus sacrarum historiarum veteris testamenti, elegan...

$300 / ≈ €281
Maker / Publisher: DE JODE, G.
Place & Date: Antwerp, 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 harbor with goods being loaded and unloaded ...

$750 / ≈ €702
Maker / Publisher: DE VOS, M. after
Place & Date: Antwerp, 1585

 


Belchrijuinghe vande zee custen van Engelandt. . .

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

$3000 / ≈ €2807
Maker / Publisher: WAGHENAER, L. J.
Place & 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 / ≈ €889
Maker / Publisher: BRAUN,G. / HOGENBERG, F.
Place & Date: Cologne, 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 / ≈ €795
Maker / Publisher: STRADANUS, Johannes / COLLAERT, Jan (II).
Place & Date: Antwerp, Philips Galle, c. 1590

 


Habiti delle Donne Venetiane . . .

Title page of the book Habiti delle Donne Venetiane" (Dress of Venetian Women) which consists of twenty numbered plates of ornately dressed women. This very decorati...

$1000 / ≈ €936
Maker / Publisher: FRANCO, G.
Place & Date: Venice, ca. 1591

 


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...

$1400 / ≈ €1310
Maker / Publisher: ORTELIUS, A.
Place & 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 / ≈ €6082
Maker / Publisher: DE BRY, Th.
Place & Date: Frankfurt, 1592

 


[Spain and Portugal]

A rare map of Spain and Portugal engraved by Jan and Lucas van Deutecom and published by Gerard de Jode, Antwerp 1593. Latin text on verso.The map appeared in the second ...

$1500 / ≈ €1404
Maker / Publisher: DOETECUM, J. and L. van. / DE JODE, G.
Place & Date: Antwerp, 1593

 


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...

$6500 / ≈ €6082
Maker / Publisher: DE BRY, Th.
Place & 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 / ≈ €3743
Maker / Publisher: /. S.
Place & Date: France ca.. 1594

 


Latium.

Based on classical authors' sources, specifically Virgilius, Plinius, Varro, Halicarnasseus, Festus and Ausonius.Philip Wingius in his letter to Ortelius from 1592 mentio...

$650 / ≈ €608
Maker / Publisher: ORTELIUS, A.
Place & Date: Antwerp, 1595

 


Nova et recens emendata totius Regni Ungariae una cum adiacentibus et finitimis regionisbus delineatio.

Engraved map by Jan van Deutecum, here the very rare first edition published by Cornelis Nicola in Asterdam in 1596. In very attractive original coloring.A re-issued was ...

$3000 / ≈ €2807
Maker / Publisher: DOETECUM, J. van.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, Cornelius Nicol, 1596