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PSALTER,  Manuscript leaf from a very early [around 1300] Breviary., antique map, old maps PSALTER - Manuscript leaf from a very early [around 1300] Breviary.
Northern France or Flanders, ca. 1300, In original colours.. 138x100mm. 21 lines of text in dark brown ink in a small accomplished gothic hand, capitals touched in red, rubrics in red, two-line initials in red, light- or dark blue contrasting grounds. Vellums very lightly age-toned.
Both sides are illuminated with striking initials extending with elaborate pen work into the margin.
RECTO: Two 2 two-line initial in blue and red with contrasting penwork, several one-line initials in red or blue.
VERSO: Four two-line initials and many one-line initials in red or blue. ¤...
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(250 - $ 300)

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Condition Rating: 3
BOOK OF HOURS,  Horae. [Book of Hours, Use of Angers], antique map, old maps BOOK OF HOURS - Horae. [Book of Hours, Use of Angers]
France, ca. 1475, In original colours.. 189x128mm. 167 leaves, 15 lines, single column, each page with decorated border. A charming original Latin manuscript Book of Hours on vellum, in a 16 th century brown calf binding, with rich gilded ornamentation. Binding restored in spine and gilt faded.
Leaf 131 verso with "de la bibliotheque de Jean Claude Cadiat ne a Paris le treize fevrier 1741". The following leaf is missing. Several blank leaves.
Each leaf with elaborate decorated floral side borders and finely illuminated, burnished gold initials with... (Go to Item Page)
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(22,000 - $ 27,500)

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ANTIPHONARIUM.,  Leaf on vellum from a antiphonary., antique map, old maps ANTIPHONARIUM. - Leaf on vellum from a antiphonary.
Sevilla, ca.1520, In original colours.. 490x360mm. Boldly hand-written in a Gothic rotunda, text lines and music staves, on a large sheet of sturdy vellum. Signs of use, little wavy, but good. Size of sheet : 490 x 360 mm.
A leaf from a Medieval Antiphonal or Choir Missal for Spanish use, in Latin on extremely heavy vellum. Justification: 360x246mm. Text is in Spanish rounded gothic hand (Rotunda) and of music on a stave formed of five lines in red.
RECTO: There are seven lines of music and verse in black ink. W...
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(180 - $ 200)

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VAN LINSCHOTEN, J.H., A ilhae cidade de Goa metropolitanada Indiae. . ., antique map, old maps VAN LINSCHOTEN, J.H. - A ilhae cidade de Goa metropolitanada Indiae. . .
Amsterdam, 1598, Coloured.. 554x790mm. Minor wear at folds and a small area of surface replaced. Restoration to some water staining and the usual paper thinning on crossing of folds, nevertheless a good copy.
One of the earliest printed detailed plans of a European trading post in the Indies, this finely engraved and designed bird's-eye plan was made by Baptista a Doetecum and published in Linschoten's great travel book describing and encouraging Dutch exploration in the Indies.
Finely engraved str...
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(2,750 - $ 3,000)

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ORTELIUS, A.,  Venuxini Comitatus Nova Descr. / Gallia Narbonensis. / Sabaudiae Ducat., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Venuxini Comitatus Nova Descr. / Gallia Narbonensis. / Sabaudiae Ducat.
Antwerp, 1598, Uncoloured.. 353x462mm. French text on the verso. Wide margins and a strong and dark impression. In fine condition.
Three maps on one sheet. Upper left the coast of the Mediterranean Sea (with places like Narbonne, Aigues Mortes, Avignon, Arles etc. In the bottom left corner a map of the area between the lake of Geneva and Grenoble, with the French and Italian Alps after Gilles Boileau de Bouillon, first printed ... (Go to Item Page)
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(120 - $ 200)

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LANGENES, B. / BERTIUS, P.,  Italia. [Set of 21 maps], antique map, old maps LANGENES, B. / BERTIUS, P. - Italia. [Set of 21 maps]
Amsterdam, 1606, Uncoloured.. 85x125mm. In very good condition, many lightly age toned, some with light water stains, all with wide margins, a nice dark impression. Latin text to verso. Some show through of verso text. Each map size: 85 x 125 mm.
A lovely miniature set of maps of Italy, published by Petrus Bertius, in Amsterdam at the beginning of the seventeenth century.
The maps have strap-work titles, and include many fine topographical features, all are well engraved. The set comprises the following: a general map, Istria, Friuli, ...
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Estimate
(300 - $ 500)

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ORTELIUS, A., Scenographia Totius Fabricae S. Laurentii In Escoriali., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Scenographia Totius Fabricae S. Laurentii In Escoriali.
Antwerp, 1612, Coloured.. 365x471mm. A good dark impression. With uneven toning and a few small spots. Wide margins. No damages or repairs inside the map!
A large bird's-eye view of the Escorial, the royal palace of Phillip II. The buildings shown in great detail. It illustrates several place names including Madrid in the background.
Text panels with Latin text next to the title cartouche. Italian text on verso.

From the rare 1608/16...
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Estimate
(300 - $ 400)

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BRAUN, G./ HOGENBERG, F.,  Penigk misniae oppidum., antique map, old maps BRAUN, G./ HOGENBERG, F. - Penigk misniae oppidum.
Cologne, 1617, Coloured.. 330x461mm. Two views on one sheet. A good impression. Paper age-toned. Latin text on verso. Wide margins. Some discolouration to centerfold.
This is a bird's-eye view of the city of Penig, from a hill to the west of the town, which lies in a meander of the navigable Zwickauer Mulde (D). It is dominated by the late Gothic parish church of Our Lady on the Mountain (C), which was consecrated in 1515. In pre-Reformation times, from about the... (Go to Item Page)
Estimate
(400 - $ 500)

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Condition Rating: 3
MERIAN, M., [World Map]., antique map, old maps MERIAN, M. - [World Map].
Frankfurt, 1631, Coloured. 343x233mm. In good condition. Nice hand colouring. One small hole professionally repaired, slightly stained and browned. Right margin extended.
A double Hemisphere map of the World with portraits of the most important 16th and early 17th century explorers: Magellan, Schoten, Drake, Von Noort, Cavendish and Speilbergen.
The map shows the tracks of Jacob Le Maire and Willem Schouten’s circumnavigation (1615-1617), which included the dis...
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Estimate
(500 - $ 600)

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Condition Rating: 4
BLAEU, J., (Amsterdam)Amstelodami Celeberrimi Hollandiae Emporii delineatio nova., antique map, old maps BLAEU, J. - (Amsterdam)Amstelodami Celeberrimi Hollandiae Emporii delineatio nova.
Amsterdam, 1649, Coloured.. 412x536mm. In attractive colours. Good condition. Dutch text on verso. Light age toning.
A very attractive bird's-eye view of this most important European city, engraved at the height of the 'Golden Age' of Dutch cartography, when it sat at the hub of one of the great trading empires of Europe.
The river Amstel is still an open water flowing through the heart of the city. Only nea...
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Estimate
(3,000 - $ 4,000)

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Condition Rating: 2
DANCKERTS, Theodoris.,  Novissima et Accuratissima Totius Angliae Scotiae et Hiberniae. . ., antique map, old maps DANCKERTS, Theodoris. - Novissima et Accuratissima Totius Angliae Scotiae et Hiberniae. . .
Amsterdam ca 1685, Coloured.. 493x570mm. In good condition, with minor repairs to upper and lower centerfold. Lightly soiled, platemark, decent margins etc.
This is a rare Danckerts edition, of a large decorative map of the British Isles that is filled with excellent detail on towns and counties. It is funrnished with a striking, large, drape-effect title cartouche, that is surrounded by lovely winged putti, sea monsters, and nubile women. The three ro... (Go to Item Page)
Estimate
(500 - $ 600)

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Condition Rating: 3
VISSCHER, N.,  Exactissima regni Scotiae tabula. . ., antique map, old maps VISSCHER, N. - Exactissima regni Scotiae tabula. . .
Amsterdam, 1690, Coloured.. 561x474mm. In very good condition. Parts of cartouches heightened in gold. Centrefold. Dark impression, wide margins.
A superb map of Scotland by Visscher, published in Amsterdam at the end of the seventeenth century. All the Scottish counties are coloured in outline. There is a tremendous amount of map detail engraved, including, the larger towns and villages, rivers, lochs, mountains, hills, castles, firths, isla... (Go to Item Page)
Estimate
(420 - $ 500)

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HAUPT, G.J., Nova et accurata Tartariae Europae. . . Crimeae. . ., antique map, old maps HAUPT, G.J. - Nova et accurata Tartariae Europae. . . Crimeae. . .
Augsburg, 1740, In original old outline colours.. 540x670mm. Different imperfections, the upper and lower marginal areas cut with lost of part of the printed area. A large tear. Margins 'ragged'. Still a very decorative example of this almost-impossible-to-obtain map.
An extremely rare, very large carte-a-figure map of the Black Sea area. With decorative title cartouche and surrounded by four borders with 10 city views, each accompanied by large descriptive text panels in German. To the lower left a plan of Istanbul.
From Gottfried Jacob Haupt (1715-1766)...
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(1,200 - $ 1,500)

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Condition Rating: 6
BOWEN, E., A Map of the British American Plantations extending from Boston in New England to Georgia. . ., antique map, old maps BOWEN, E. - A Map of the British American Plantations extending from Boston in New England to Georgia. . .
London, 1754, Coloured.. 240x290mm. In very good condition. Very clean and strong paper. A small repair in the bottom left margin, where a small part of the border is redrawn. Some margins uneven. Beautiful hand colouring. Folds as issued. Reverse side blank.
A nice example of this early map of the British Colonies, issued just one year prior to the seminal map of John Mitchell. The map is based largely upon the work of D'Anville.
The map is quite remarkable for the time period, showing several early Western Roads and numerous English and French f...
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(300 - $ 375)

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SCULL / HEAP.,  A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent., antique map, old maps SCULL / HEAP. - A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent.
London, 1777, Coloured.. 293x335mm. In good condition, has been cleaned and coloured, folds. The odd mark and stain. Good margins.
A nice example of the 1777 Revolutionary War edition of the Scull & Heap map of Philadelphia, published by the Gentleman's Magazine. The Scull & Heap map went through a number editions, the first in 1752. The first edition of this map appeared in the August issue of Gentleman's Magazine in 1753. (Go to Item Page)
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(300 - $ 360)

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ZATTA, A.,  Le Colonie Unite dell America Settentr.le di Nouva Projezione . . ., antique map, old maps ZATTA, A. - Le Colonie Unite dell America Settentr.le di Nouva Projezione . . .
Venise, 1778, In attractive strong original colours.. 315x424mm. Very light water staining's in lower margins. Generally in very good condition with attractive original colouring. Set of 12 maps, if joined 1260mm x 1696mm. Manuscript numbering in upper right margin.
A complete set of 12 maps that when joined together form a large map of North America. Shows North America west to the Mississippi and Spanish-owned Louisiana, and north to the Great Lakes.
Zatta's version of Mitchell is not an exact or complete copy: the Zatta maps do not cover the far wester...
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Estimate
(2,750 - $ 4,000)

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HOGG, Alexander., Chart of Cook's Strait in New Zealand., antique map, old maps HOGG, Alexander. - Chart of Cook's Strait in New Zealand.
London, 1785, Uncoloured.. 215x330mm. In good condition. One small repair to lower left corner. Decent margins, dark impression.
An early and important map of Cook's Strait, which separates the North and South islands of New Zealand. Shows the area of present day Wellington, Marlborough Sounds, and Cloudy Bay. It names also a "Cannibals Cove" and "Ship Cove"!
The chart also includes numerous depth soundings to help navi...
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(100 - $ 150)

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RAFFLES, T.S.,  A map of Java chiefly from surveys made during the British administration, constructed in illustration of an Account of Java by T S Raffles . . ,, antique map, old maps RAFFLES, T.S. - A map of Java chiefly from surveys made during the British administration, constructed in illustration of an Account of Java by T S Raffles . . ,
Java, 1817, Uncoloured.. 410x1125mm. Contemporarily laid on linen. Paper slightly age toned. Folds as issued, some paper thinning on crossing of folds.
Rare and detailed map of Java to accompany his monumental two-volume History of Java published in 1817. The topography is particularly well represented, along with the locations of hundreds of villages, temple ruins, safe anchorages, and roads. It also shows the route Raffles used in 1815 to redisco... (Go to Item Page)
Estimate
(900 - $ 1,200)

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CH'ONHA CHIDO, [Atlas of all under Heaven], antique map, old maps CH'ONHA CHIDO - [Atlas of all under Heaven]
Korea, ca. 1820, In attractive original colours.. 330x390mm. Manuscript atlas ([15] on folded leaves : colour maps, sheets 280 x 335 mm, folded to 280 x 1960mm. Including maps of the world, China, Japan and the Ryukyu chain at the beginning. Followed bu Korean provinces. The last map is incompletely drawn.
A nice manuscript example of a Ch’onha chido [Atlas of all under Heaven] with 15 maps, one map more than usua... (Go to Item Page)
Estimate
(6,000 - $ 7,500)

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GIBAUT FRERES  / DURAND, A.,  Ruines du Palais Tartare et Tour de Soumbecka intérieur de la Forteresse., antique map, old maps GIBAUT FRERES / DURAND, A. - Ruines du Palais Tartare et Tour de Soumbecka intérieur de la Forteresse.
Paris, 1844, Uncoloured.. 425x275mm. Lithography on tinted ground. Mint condition. On tick paper, size 55 x 35cm.
A view of the Tartar Palace's ruins and Soumbecka's tower in Kazan in southwest Russia, on the banks of the Volga and Kazanka rivers. Figures are lithographed by Raffet.
Plate taken from the first illustrated account of Russian architecture. This publication was the project of Count Anatol Dem...
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(120 - $ 200)

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GROSSI, A.,  Allegoria sull'Impero Inglese. Papagallo No. 50. Anno VI., antique map, old maps GROSSI, A. - Allegoria sull'Impero Inglese. Papagallo No. 50. Anno VI.
Bologne, 1878, Colour printed.. 370x525mm. Chromolithographed plate with Italian text on verso. With center fold. Light brown spot in right margin. Italian text on verso. Paper sheet size : 410 x 610mm. Mint condition.
This lithographed plate depicts the terrestrial globe enclosed by a giant snake with a half-human, half-animal head whose tail carries the British flag. The head covers the United Kingdom while the body covers the British colonies: Australia, India, South Africa, Gibraltar, Turkey, Canada.

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(1,500 - $ 1,750)

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FERNET-BRANCA., Alaska / Costume del S. Salvador., antique map, old maps FERNET-BRANCA. - Alaska / Costume del S. Salvador.
Milano, 1905, In printed colours.. 175x90mm. In very good condition. Good margins etc.
An unusual item. It is a nice coloured chromolithograph map of Alaska, with a few place names, a coat of arms and the American flag, together with a small view of Sitca below. On the verso is a picture of folk dressed in the costume of San Salvador. ¤... (Go to Item Page)
Estimate
(25 - $ 50)

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Condition Rating: 3
ECKHARD, W.,  Philips Radio., antique map, old maps ECKHARD, W. - Philips Radio.
Eindhoven, ca. 1935, Printed colours.. 740x1065mm. Offset print. Some wrinckling of paper andsome age toning, with signs of use. Some pinholes in outer margin.
This map by Walter Eckhard (1903 - 1982) depicts a Mercator projection of the short waves Philips enabled and could be picked up by their radios.
The shields at the bottom of this poster by Eckhard give an alphabetic list of towns around the world and their short wave bands for reception on o...
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(300 - $ 400)

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Condition Rating: 5
KEN,  [Magazine including pictorial world map, Carriers of the New Black Plague by William Cotton.], antique map, old maps KEN - [Magazine including pictorial world map, Carriers of the New Black Plague by William Cotton.]
Chicago, April 7th, Vol.1 No.1 1938, Colour printed.. 340x530mm. 140pp. With center fold as issued. Size of the magazine 340 x 265mm. Front cover with color illustration of Moroccan male sheik and yellow lettering.
Front cover with colour illustration of Moroccan male sheik and yellow lettering.
Oversized magazine, fea...
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(175 - $ 200)

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INTOURIST SOVIET UNION., Intourist Map of the Soviet Union and Europe Showing Principal Transportation Connections., antique map, old maps INTOURIST SOVIET UNION. - Intourist Map of the Soviet Union and Europe Showing Principal Transportation Connections.
New York, 1939, Original Colors. 450x610mm. In fine condition, folds into booklet as issued.
An interesting map - especially as it was published just before WWII. Date is based on "Intourist suggested itineraries for 1939". Soviet Union borders shown in red outline. Shows rail roads, airways, hotels, capital cities, steamship lines, border stations, and distances.
"Distances between r...
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Estimate
(90 - $ 110)

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MINISTERE DE L'AIR,  Les Ailes Française à travers le Monde - Raids et exploits., antique map, old maps MINISTERE DE L'AIR - Les Ailes Française à travers le Monde - Raids et exploits.
Paris, 1943, In original lithographed colours.. 690x1515mm. Chromo lithography. In very good condition. Linen backed.
Very large pictorial world map signed "Troy 43" and created for "The Air Minister". The French Air Ministry was created by decree in 1928. The prime minister of the Air, had for main task to turn around the situation of the French aeronautics, in crisis at the end of the years 1920.
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(1,750 - $ 2,000)

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BIENNETT,  [ Pictorial map of the Philippine battlefield ], antique map, old maps BIENNETT - [ Pictorial map of the Philippine battlefield ]
Philippines ?, 1945, In original printed colours.. 427x530mm. In good condition. Pasted on card board cardboard.
Pictorial map of central Luzon showing the Japanese Philippine battlefield by HR BIENNETT. Showing a road system, with the land and waters filled with war scenes.
In upper left San Fernando, Lingayan Gulf, the area north of Manilla.
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(350 - $ 400)

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PLAQUET,  AIR FRANCE Réseau aérien mondial., antique map, old maps PLAQUET - AIR FRANCE Réseau aérien mondial.
Imprimerie Perceval Paris, ca. 1948, In original printed colours.. 1000x620mm. 3 tiny brown spots, generally in very good to fine condition. Nice strong colours.
A great mid century design by Air France advertising poster by Plaquet. The flying sea horse was the logo of the company until 1975. This is the french version

The poster has always occupied a special place in Air France's communication. With a heritage of more than 1,500 posters by the...
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Estimate
(1,000 - $ 1,200)

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COLIN, P.,  Cie GLE Transatlantic French Line. Atlantique, Pacific, Méditerranée., antique map, old maps COLIN, P. - Cie GLE Transatlantic French Line. Atlantique, Pacific, Méditerranée.
Paris, ca. 1948, In printed colours.. 1000x620mm. Chromo lithography. In mint condition.
Colour lithographed poster by the French artist Paul Colin printed by Imprimerie Courbet, Rue de Charonne, Paris - Editions "Transatlantique.
Depicting a boldly approaching ocean liner against the backdrop of the French flag, this lithograph contributed to the prevalent travel propaganda duri...
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(500 - $ 600)

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CROCKER, H.S., A Pic-Tour map of Southern California., antique map, old maps CROCKER, H.S. - A Pic-Tour map of Southern California.
San Francisco, ca 1965, In attractive strong original colours.. 455x550mm. In very good condition, minor splits at some folds. Multi-folds as issued. Printed to edges.
A highly colourful and attractive pictorial travel map of southern California, from Santa Barbara, southward to San Diego & Tijuana. Major streets, highways, attractions, sights and places of interest are shown.
As well as a selection of 6 local, coloured photographs running along the top of t...
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(75 - $ 100)

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CPC CORPORATION,  Tourist's map of Taiwan fuel station products scenic spots., antique map, old maps CPC CORPORATION - Tourist's map of Taiwan fuel station products scenic spots.
Minguo calendar 58 - 1969, In printed colours.. 740x510mm. Offset print. Folded as issued, some outer marginal discolouration. Very good.
Colour pictorial tourist's map of Taiwan, in Chinese and English. Shows administrative divisions, cities, towns, capitals, gas stations, agricultural Products, industry, temples, scenic spots, hot springs, highways, landmarks, railways, mountains, etc. Includes legend.
With two inset maps of Pe...
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(120 - $ 200)

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TRUNEV, Y.,   [Title in Russian; translated to :  In America, they are prepearing gas, to strangle us. To this there is such an answer: our gas carries warmths and light. ] , antique map, old maps TRUNEV, Y. - [Title in Russian; translated to : In America, they are prepearing gas, to strangle us. To this there is such an answer: our gas carries warmths and light. ]
Russia, 1982, Colour printed.. 334x440mm. Offset. In very good condition. Attractive colours.
Propaganda mini poster published in Russia during The Cold War (1979–1985). The time refers to the phase of a deterioration in relations between the Soviet Union and the West arising from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979. With the election of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatch... (Go to Item Page)
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(100 - $ 115)

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TELBERG, George, G., Map of Tsingtao., antique map, old maps TELBERG, George, G. - Map of Tsingtao.
Tsingtao, ca. 1930's, Lithograph printed. 458x550mm. Original fold lines, three vertical and two horizontal. In very fine condition.
A street map of the city of Tsingtao, published by George G. Telberg's International Bookstore.
Litho printed in blue and yellow. Includes all the city's main landmarks: the Bay, Harbour, Race-course, Railway Station, Bismark Fort, etc. ¤...
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Estimate
(80 - $ 100)

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Condition Rating: 2