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Seb. Munst. Ayant 60. Ans.

This is a portrait of Sebastian Munster at age 60. On a full sheet of French text.Sebastian Münster (1489 - 1552) was one of the three most renowned cartographers of the...

$50 / ≈ €47
Maker / Publisher: MÜNSTER, S.
Place & Date: Basle, ca. 1552
Selling price: $50
Sold in 2019

 


Page from La Cosmographie Universelle . . . (Page 54)

Text page with woodblock illustration showing a full lenght portait of Ptolomy (size 105 x 63 mm.) In 1575 Sebastian Münster's Cosmographia was translated into French an...

$25 / ≈ €23
Maker / Publisher: DE BELLE-FOREST, F.
Place & Date: Paris, 1575
Selling price: $25
Sold in 2022

 


Page from La Cosmographie Universelle . . . (Page 38)

Text page with small wookblock illustration showing Ptolomeus holding a sextant (size 105 x 63 mm. In the verso an illustration of a astrolabe, size 80 x 75 mm. In 1575 ...

$25 / ≈ €23
Maker / Publisher: DE BELLE-FOREST, F.
Place & Date: Paris, 1575
Selling price: $25
Sold in 2021

 


Abrahamus Ortelius Antwerpianus cosmographus natus..

Rare head and shoulder portrait of Abraham Ortelius.

$250 / ≈ €234
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: Antwerp c.1590
Selling price: $250
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Abrahamus Ortelius Antverpianus.

Portrait of Abraham Ortelius, made by Philippe Galle. Abraham Ortelius (April 14, 1527 - June 28, 1598) was a Flemish cartographer and geographer. Beginning as a map-engr...

$200 / ≈ €187
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: Paris, ca. 1590
Selling price: $200
Sold in 2022

 


Gerardus Mercator Imprimis nostro

Portrait of Gerard Mercator taken from " Imagines L. doctorum virorum Galle, P. Imagines L. doctorum virorum, qui bene de studiis literarum merure, cum singulorum el...

$175 / ≈ €164
Maker / Publisher: GALLE, P.
Place & Date: Antwerp, 1595
Selling price: $175
Sold in 2023

 


Americvs Vespvccivs Florentinvs..

From a series composed in 1592, to celebrate the centenary of the discovery of the New World by Columbus, and the following explorations by Vespucci and Magellan. The eng...

$950 / ≈ €889
Maker / Publisher: STRADANUS, J.
Place & Date: Antwerp, 1596
Selling price: $950
Sold in 2018

 


Ferdinandes Magellanes Lusitanus. . .

Showing Magellan involved in navigational pursuits, although he suffers from a broken mast, the fires of Tierra de Fuego burn on the coast to the left, in all three plate...

$950 / ≈ €889
Maker / Publisher: STRADANUS, J.
Place & Date: Antwerp, 1596
Selling price: $950
Sold in 2018

 


[Lot of 4 portraits, including Abraham Ortelius]

The portrait of Abraham Ortelius appeared in the editions of his ‘Theatrum’ published after his death in 1598. See M.C.C. no.105.The engraver is Ph. Galle.Lot of 4 po...

Maker / Publisher: Vrients, J.B.
Place & Date: Antwerp, after 1598
Selling price: $100
Sold in 2022

 


[Portrait of Jan Huijgen van Linschoten.]

Rare head and shoulder portrait of the famous explorer Jan Huijgen van Linschoten. The portrait medallion has an oval frame of simulated metal upon which is engraved Lins...

$200 / ≈ €187
Maker / Publisher: DE BRY, Th.
Place & Date: Frankfurt, 1599
Selling price: $200
Sold in 2014

 


Sebastianus Munsterus Cosmographus.

Very decorative portrait of Sebastian Münster (20 January 1488 – 26 May 1552), engraved by Theodor de Bry (1528-1593) and published in Jean Jacques Boissard, "Ico...

$375 / ≈ €351
Maker / Publisher: DE BRY, Th.
Place & Date: Frankfurt a.M. 1597 - 1599
Selling price: $375
Sold in 2017

 


Petrus Apianus Binvitzius Astrologus

Very decorative portrait of Petrus Apianus (April 16, 1495 – April 21, 1552), engraved by Theodor de Bry (1528-1593) and published in Jean Jacques Boissard, "Icone...

$250 / ≈ €234
Maker / Publisher: DE BRY, Th.
Place & Date: Frankfurt a.M. 1597 - 1599
Selling price: $250
Sold in 2021

 


Guliemus Camdenus historicus Brittannus.

Very decorative portrait of William Camden (2 May 1551 – 9 November 1623), engraved by Theodor de Bry (1528-1593) and published in Jean Jacques Boissard, "Icones V...

$300 / ≈ €281
Maker / Publisher: DE BRY, Th.
Place & Date: Frankfurt a.M. 1597 - 1599
Selling price: $300
Sold in 2017

 


Johannes Hugonis a Linschoten Haerlemensis aeta 35 A° 1598 Soufrir pour parvenir.

Very decorative portrait of Jan Huyghen van Linschoten (1563, Haarlem – 8 February 1611, Enkhuizen), engraved by Theodor de Bry (1528-1593) and published in Jean Jacque...

$275 / ≈ €257
Maker / Publisher: DE BRY, Th.
Place & Date: Frankfurt a.M. 1597 - 1599
Selling price: $275
Sold in 2018

 


[Lot of 3 portraits, with a portrait of Abraham Ortelius and portraits of William Camden and Robert Dudley]

A striking portrait of Abraham Ortelius, This portrait of Abraham Ortelius appeared in the editions of his ‘Theatrum’ published after his death in 1598. Abraham Ortel...

$236 / ≈ €221
Maker / Publisher: ORTELIUS, A.
Place & Date: Antwerp, ca 1600
Selling price: $236
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[Portrait of Bertrand d'Argentré by Thomas de Leu]

Portrait engraved by Thomas de Leu. Thomas de Leu or Leeuw or Le Leup (1560-1612) is a French engraver of Dutch origin. He made his debut in Antwerp, first influenced by ...

$50 / ≈ €47
Maker / Publisher: DE LEU, T.
Place & Date: Paris, 1604
Selling price: $50
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[Portrait of J.H.van Linschoten.]

Attractive roundel portrait of the famous Dutch navigator Jan Huijgen van Linschoten (1563-1610). The portrait is set within a strap work border incorporating vignettes o...

$250 / ≈ €234
Maker / Publisher: VAN LINSCHOTEN, J.H.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1604
Selling price: $250
Sold in 2016

 


Portrait of Sebastian Munster.

Rare head and shoulder portrait of the famous geographer Sebastian Munster.

$270 / ≈ €253
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: 1610
Selling price: $270
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Abrahamus Orteilius 48

Small portrait of Abraham Ortelius (Abraham Ortel), famous cartographer born in Antwerp and after studying Greek, Latin and mathematics set up business there with his sis...

$100 / ≈ €94
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: c.1620
Selling price: $100
Sold in 2020

 


[Portrait of Jacques Le Maire with map of Strait Le Maire ]

Portrait of Jacques Le Maire. Frontispiece to the first French text edition of Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas Description des Indes Occidentales Qu'on appelle aujourdhu...

$210 / ≈ €197
Maker / Publisher: HERRERA y TORDESILLAS, A. de
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1622
Selling price: $210
Sold in 2017

 


Daniel Meisnerus Comment..

Very skilfully engraved portrait of Daniel Meisner from a rare work printed by Eberhard Kieser: Thesaurus Philo-Politicus. Das ist Politisches Schatzkästlein guter Herre...

$360 / ≈ €337
Maker / Publisher: MEISNER, D.
Place & Date: Frankfurt, 1626
Selling price: $360
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[Lot of 3 portraits of Petrus Bertius.]

Three portraits of Petrus Bertius. The largest engraved by Nicolas II de Larmessin, who was born in 1632 and died in 1694, was a French engraver and publisher based in Pa...

$100 / ≈ €94
Maker / Publisher: DE LARMESSIN, Nicolas II
Place & Date: Paris, 1629
Selling price: $100
Sold in 2022

 


Theodorus Galle, Calcographus Anterpiæ.

Portrait of Theodorus Galle engraved by Lucas Vorsterman. Lucas Vorsterman was a Baroque engraver. He worked with the artists Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck, as w...

$150 / ≈ €140
Maker / Publisher: VOSTERMAN, L.
Place & Date: Antwerp, ca. 1645

 


Abrahamus Ortelius Antuerpianus cosmographus natus a. MDXXVII

Portrait of Abraham Ortelius (Abraham Ortel), famous cartographer born in Antwerp and after studying Greek, Latin and mathematics set up a business there with his sister,...

$225 / ≈ €211
Maker / Publisher: DE PASSE, C.
Place & Date: Antwerp, c.1650
Selling price: $225
Sold in 2023

 


Petrus Bertius Collegii, Illustr ordinum Regens.

Copper engraving portrait of the famous geographer Petrus Bertius (1565 -1629). Bertius grew up in Beveren (Flanders, Belgium). As young man he travelled extensively thro...

$200 / ≈ €187
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: ca. 1650
Selling price: $200
Sold in 2017

 


Abrahamus Ortelius Antuerpianus cosmographus natus a. MDXXVII

Portrait of Abraham Ortelius (Abraham Ortel), famous cartographer born in Antwerp and after studying Greek, Latin and mathematics set up business there with his sister, a...

$500 / ≈ €468
Maker / Publisher: DE PASSE, C.
Place & Date: Antwerp, c.1650

 


Abramo Ortellio.

Portrait of Abraham Ortelius (1528-1598) published in "Elogii D' Hvomini Letterati Scritti", by Lorenzo Crasso.Abraham Ortel, better known as Ortelius, was born...

$180 / ≈ €168
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: Venice, 1666
Selling price: $180
Sold in 2017

 


Francesco Baconi Baron di Verulamio.

Portrait of Francis Bacon, published in "Elogii D' Hvomini Letterati Scritti", by Lorenzo Crasso.Called the father of empiricism, Sir Francis Bacon is credited ...

$75 / ≈ €70
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: Venice, 1666
Selling price: $75
Sold in 2021

 


Gerado Mercatore.

Rare portrait of Gerard Mercator (1512-1594) published in "Elogii D' Hvomini Letterati Scritti", by Lorenzo Crasso.

$210 / ≈ €197
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: Venice, 1666
Selling price: $210
Sold in 2017

 


Nicola Copernico.

Portrait of Nicola Copernico. Rare portrait of the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus published in "Elogii D' Hvomini Letterati Scritti", by Lorenzo Crasso.A...

$150 / ≈ €140
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: Venice, 1666
Selling price: $150
Sold in 2020

 


Ferdinand Magellanus.

Copper engraved portrait of Ferdinand Magellan (ca. 1480 – 1521) from Ogilby's 'America', an English edition of Montanus' 'De Nieuwe En Onbekende Weereld', published th...

$120 / ≈ €112
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: London, John Ogilby, 1671
Selling price: $120
Sold in 2018

 


Christofel Colonus. / Americus Vesputius / Ferdinand Magellanus Francisco Pisarro.

Arnoldus Montanus, writer of ' De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld: of Beschryving van America?, published by Jacob van Meurs. A set of 4 portraits of discoverers of America.F...

$450 / ≈ €421
Maker / Publisher: Montanus, A.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1671
Selling price: $450
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Americus Vesputius / Francisco Pisarro.

Arnoldus Montanus, writer of "De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld: of Beschryving van America", published by Jacob van Meurs. Two portraits of the discoverer of the ...

$300 / ≈ €281
Maker / Publisher: MONTANUS, A.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1671
Selling price: $300
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[Portrait of ] Theodorus de Bry Leodinensis . . .

Half-length portrait of Theodorus de Bry standing and looking to right.Born in Liège in 1528, Théodore de Bry learned the art of printmaking from Albert Dürer. Protest...

$75 / ≈ €70
Maker / Publisher: SCHMIDT, J.F.
Place & Date: Germany, 1676
Selling price: $75
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Petrus du Val Abbavillaeus Geographus Regius . . .

Portrait of French geographer Pierre Duval, half-length directed to right, looking to front, with shoulder-length curled hair, large band, black robes; in oval. Inscripti...

$100 / ≈ €94
Maker / Publisher: LANGLOIS, J.
Place & Date: Paris, 1683
Selling price: $100
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Vinc: Coronelli Min: Con Cosmografo Della Serenis Repub: Di Venetia.

Scarce portrait of Vincenzo Maria Coronelli, engraved for his "Corso Geographico". The remarkable Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718), encyclopaedist, geographer, in...

$720 / ≈ €674
Maker / Publisher: CORONELLI, V.M.
Place & Date: Venice, 1696
Selling price: $720
Sold in 2020

 


Alexius Hubertus Iaillot, Regis christianissimi geographus ordinarius, 1698.

Portrait of Alexis-Hubert Jaillot, half-length directed to left, looking to front, his left arm resting on a pedestal, wearing periwig, jacket and cloak, holding compass ...

$225 / ≈ €211
Maker / Publisher: VOSTERMAN, L.
Place & Date: Paris, 1698
Selling price: $225
Sold in 2023

 


(Geographic scholars at work in a library are depicted )

Clipping from a title page "Table Des Cartes etc: Du Sr. Sanson…", in fine original colors.

$90 / ≈ €84
Maker / Publisher: SANSON, N. / MORTIER, P.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1700
Selling price: $90
Sold in 2022

 


Henricus Hondius.

Portrait of Henricus Hondius. Fredericus Bouttats fecit, Ioan Meyssens excud.

$150 / ≈ €140
Maker / Publisher: BOUTTATS, F.
Place & Date: Antwerpen, 1700
Selling price: $150
Sold in 2023

 


Sr. Francis Drake.

Fine, highly detailed copper engraving of Sir Francis Drake, the famous explorer, Admiral & Circumnavigator. It was engraved by Robert White and comes from the book &...

$16 / ≈ €15
Maker / Publisher: WHITE, R.
Place & Date: London, 1705
Selling price: $16
Sold in 2018

 


Vincenzo Maria Coronelli

A wonderfully etched portret of Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718), widely recognised as one of Italy's most famous and greatest cartographers, and cosmographer to t...

$140 / ≈ €131
Maker / Publisher: CORONELLI, V.M.
Place & Date: Venice, 1706
Selling price: $140
Sold in 2022

 


Mr. Romein De Hooghe.

Portrait of Romein De Hooghe, engraved by Jacobus Houbraken. De Hooghe is known as an engraver, draftsman, painter, sculptor and medalist. He is best known for his politi...

$110 / ≈ €103
Maker / Publisher: HOUBRAKEN, J. / BOS, H.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1733

 


Gerard Mercator.

Rare portrait of Gerard Mercator by Nicolas III de Larmessin (1684–1755). Published in the first volume of Joannis Francisci Foppens' Bibliotheca Belgica in 1739.For ne...

$260 / ≈ €243
Maker / Publisher: DE LARMESSIN, N.
Place & Date: Brussels, 1739
Selling price: $260
Sold in 2017

 


Sr. Francis Drake. Receiving ye Homage & Regalia of ye King of New Albion.

A fine rare copperplate print featuring a portrait of Sir Francis Drake with a telescope in one hand and his other hand on a globe. Below the portrait is an engraving vig...

$75 / ≈ €70
Maker / Publisher: HOUBRAKEN, J.
Place & Date: London, ca. 1740
Selling price: $75
Sold in 2018

 


[Portrait] Johannes Baptista Homann . . .

Stunning full portrait of the Imperial Geographer of the Holy Roman Empire, Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724) who was born in the Bavarian town of Kammlach. Educated at a...

$450 / ≈ €421
Maker / Publisher: HOMANN, J.B.
Place & Date: Nuremberg, c.1740
Selling price: $450
Sold in 2020

 


Samuel Pufendorf.

A portrait of Samuel Baron of Pufendorf, author of Suecia Regis.

$30 / ≈ €28
Maker / Publisher: Folkema, F.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1740
Selling price: $30
Sold in 2009

 


Half length portrait of Abbé Prévost.

Very fine half length portrait of Abbé Prévost, author of Histoire Généale des Voyages. Engraved by G.F.Schmidt in Berlin. In the background a globe and several book ...

$80 / ≈ €75
Maker / Publisher: PREVOST,A.F.
Place & Date: Paris, 1745
Selling price: $80
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Nicolas De Fer Geographe de Sa Majesté Catholique et de Monseigneur Le Dauphin. Mort en 17120, agé de 74 ans.

An oval portrait of Nicolas De Fer, engraved by Pierre Dupin d'après Hyacinthe Rigaud. Dated 1746. Presented at the waist, the bust turned three-quarters towards the rig...

$500 / ≈ €468
Maker / Publisher: DUPIN, P.
Place & Date: Paris, 1746
Selling price: $500
Sold in 2022

 


NICOLAS DE FER GEOGRAPHE DE SA MAJETE CATHOLIQUE ET DE MONSEIGNEUR LE DAUPHIN. Mort en 1720. ago de 74 ans.

A finely engraved portrait of Nicolas De Fer, Geographer to the King, and one of the most important map makers of the early 18th Century. The portrait was engraved posthu...

$200 / ≈ €187
Maker / Publisher: DUPIN, P.
Place & Date: Paris, 1746
Selling price: $200
Sold in 2020

 


[Portrait of Petrus Bertius.]

Portrait of Petrus Bertius (1565-1629). After a painting of R.Buys. Theologian, historian, geographer and cartographer. Bertius published much in mathematics, and histori...

$40 / ≈ €37
Maker / Publisher: VINCKLES, R.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1750
Selling price: $40
Sold in 2022

 


Captain James Cook.

Copper engraved portrait of James Cook (1728-1779), published in "A new, authentic, and complete collection of voyages round the world" published in London by A...

$200 / ≈ €187
Maker / Publisher: JENTZEN, F.
Place & Date: London, Alexander Hogg, 1781
Selling price: $200
Sold in 2021

 


Frontispiece to Anderson's Large Folio Edition of the Whole of Captn Cook's Voyages &c. Complete.

Excellent copper engraved portrait of Captain James Cook set within a decorative frame. With the dates of his three voyages below and with the text line: He was Born at ...

$75 / ≈ €70
Maker / Publisher: HOGG, A.
Place & Date: London, 1781
Selling price: $75
Sold in 2016

 


Casparus Barleus

Attractive portrait of the author of 'Rerum in Brasilia Gestarum Historia, 1647', with large scale map. Oversaw the maps in Herrera's Historia General, 1622.

$70 / ≈ €66
Maker / Publisher: Vinkeles, R.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1786
Selling price: $70
Sold in 2008

 


Petrus Plancius.

A portrait of the famous Dutch cartographer.

$90 / ≈ €84
Maker / Publisher: Vinkeles, R.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1791
Selling price: $90
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[Portrait of Nicolas Louis de La Caille].

Portrait of Nicolas Louis de La Caille, also known as L'Abbé De La Caille, engraved by Thérèse Devaux.

$75 / ≈ €70
Maker / Publisher: DEVAUX, T.
Place & Date: Paris, ca. 1800

 


Beautemps-Beaupré (Charles-François).

Portrait of Charles-François Beautemps-Beaupré, engraved by Boilly.Charles-François Beautemps-Beaupré (6 August 1766 in La Neuville-au-Pont – 16 March 1854 in Paris...

$150 / ≈ €140
Maker / Publisher: DEVAUX, T.
Place & Date: Paris, 1822

 


Captain James Cook.

Fine steel engraved portrait of Captain Cook one of the most famous explorers and cartographers. It is from the original picture by Dance in the Gallery of Greenwich Hosp...

$26 / ≈ €24
Maker / Publisher: DANCE
Place & Date: London, 1840
Selling price: $26
Sold in 2017

 


(Alexander von Humboldt in his study)

This rare and charming lithography of Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) in his study was made after a water color of his close friend E. Hildebrandt. Printed facsimile c...

$800 / ≈ €749
Maker / Publisher: HUMBOLDT, A.
Place & Date: Berlin, A. Duncker, 1845
Selling price: $800
Sold in 2015

 


Sir Francis Drake O.B. 1596

A fine steel engraving by Freeman from an original painting. It was published by Fullerton & Co. in Glasgow around 1850.Sir Francis Drake, circa 1540-1596, was an Eng...

$10 / ≈ €9
Maker / Publisher: FREEMAN.
Place & Date: Glasgow, ca. 1850
Selling price: $10
Sold in 2017

 


[ Christophe Colomb ]

Uncommon wood block print showing Columbus and his egg.

$40 / ≈ €37
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: France c. 1860
Selling price: $40
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Captain James Cook portrait with facsimile signature

'CAPTAIN JAMES COOK' with a facsimile signature. Exceptional engraved portrait of a fine naval man.Original steel engraving by Henry Bryan Hall, and his three sons; Henry...

$95 / ≈ €89
Maker / Publisher: Henry Bryan Hall.
Place & Date: New York, ca. 1886
Selling price: $95
Sold in 2016