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BERGHAUS, Heinrich Karl Wilhelm (1797-1884)
Post-Charte vom Preussischen Staate in XXV Blättern [Post Map of the Prussian State in 25 leaves].
Berlin: Magazins für Kunst, Geographie & Muzik, 1824. Copper engraved large folding map, borders outlined in colour, dissected and linen backed, ca. 91,5x125 cm (30x49 in). Scale: 1/1,000,000. Engraved by Carl Mare. Housed in the original marbled papered slipcase. Overall a very good map. Special post map of the Kingdom of Prussia showing the territory of central Europe (Germany and parts of Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Austrian Empire, and Poland). The map marks post offices and stations (with distances between them) and different lines of post communication (urgent, carriage, by boat et al.) of Prussia, Austria, Kingdom of Bavaria, Duchy of Baden and the Netherlands. The large title cartouche features the Royal Prussian crowned eagle with sceptre and orb. This edition was authorised by the head of the Prussian Royal General Post Office Karl von Nagler (1770-1846). An early work by a noted German geographer and cartographer Heinrich Berghaus, a teacher of August Petermann and Heinrich Lange. Berghaus is mostly known for his Physikalischer Atlas (Gotha, 1838-1848), revised and improved edition of the Stieler's Handatlas and numerous written works. The island in Franz Josef Land known as Ostrov Bergkhauz was named after him. Not in Engelmann (he marks only later correcter edition of Schropp & Comp., issued in 1839, see p. 796).
$1250 USD    Item Number: 1109         Order / Enquire




DIXON, George (1748?-1795)
[NORTHWEST COAST OF AMERICA] To the Right Honorable the Lords Commissioners ... This Chart of the North West Coast of America, with the Tracks of the King George and Queen Charlotte in 1786 & 1787...
London: W. Harrison & J. Reid, 24 December 1788. Ca. 88,5x58 cm (34 ½ x 23 in). Copper engraved chart on laid paper with original centrefold. Backed, with a few tears and chips repaired and backing extending the lower margin, otherwise in very good condition. Large chart of the West coast of North America from Nootka Sound to the Alaska Peninsula, from Dixon's "A Voyage Round the World; but more Particularly to the North-West Coast of America" (London, 1789). "In 1785-87 [Dixon] sailed with Nathaniel Portlock for the King George's Sound Company, which had been established <..,> for trading furs from the northwest coast of America to China. With the ships King George (under Portlock) and Queen Charlotte (under Dixon) they <..,> arrived on the Alaskan coast in July 1786. After wintering in the Sandwich Islands (winter 1786-87), the two captains returned to northern waters, visiting the Cook Inlet, Prince William Sound, the Alaskan mainland and the Queen Charlotte Islands. Dixon disposed of his cargo and returned to England in 1788, the following year publishing his popular Voyage Round the World. The bulk of the book consists of descriptive letters by William Beresford, his supercargo, but it contains valuable charts and appendices by Dixon himself. Dixon is generally credited with the discovery of the Queen Charlotte Islands (which were named after his ship), as well as Port Mulgrave, Norfolk Bay, Dixon's Archipelago the Dixon Entrance, and several other features also bearing the name of his ship" (Howgego, to 1800, D58); Wagner 732; Lada-Mocarski 43.
$475 USD    Item Number: 467         Order / Enquire




HOMANN, Johann Baptist (1664-1724)
[Panorama and Plan of Stralsund and Environs] Prospect Grundris und Gegent der Konigl. Schwed. Vestung Stralsund wie solche den 15 Julij Ao 1715 von den Nordischen Hohen Allijrten ist belagert worden. Von (tit.) Herrn Daniel Heer Königl. Poln. Und Churf. Säx. Ingenieur-Major abgezeichnet.
Nuernberg, [1716]. Hand coloured copper engraved map ca. 49x58 cm (19 ¼ x 23 in). Original centrefold. A very good map. "From Grosser Atlas. This map depicts the town of Stralsund in northern Germany as besieged by the Danish & Prussian armies on July 15, 1715. Meticulous troop placements surround the city under siege in one of the many attempts to take it by foreign invaders. An inset at the left also describes various ship operations approaching Peenemunde. Under the map lies an expansive view of Stralsund, framed on both sides by allegorical figures. The map was prepared by Daniel Heer" (Old World Auctions).
$475 USD    Item Number: 1129         Order / Enquire




HOMANN, Johann Baptist (1664-1724)
[Panorama and Plan of Vienna and Environs] Prospect und Grund-Riss der Kayserl. Residenz-Stadt Wien mit negst anligender Gegend und Neuen Linien umb die Vorstädt.
Nuernberg, 1720. Hand coloured copper engraved map ca. 49x57,5 cm (19 ¼ x 22 ½ in). Blank on verso. Margins strengthened on verso, brown stains and a repaired tear on the outer left, but overall a very good map. "An attractive bird's-eye plan of old Vienna and its fortifications and the surrounding suburbs with a detailed panorama below. The map has a numbered and lettered key to 32 locations in a decorative cartouche held aloft by an eagle and three putti. Beautiful baroque engravings of soldiers, allegorical figures, Roman soldier, and weaponry flank the view of the city". (Old World Auctions).
$550 USD    Item Number: 1130         Order / Enquire




HONDIUS, Joducus (1563-1612) & MERCATOR, Gerardus (1512-1594)
[Map of South America Titled:] Americae Meridionalis.
Amsterdam, ca. 1620. Copper engraved original hand coloured map ca. 35,5x49 cm (14 x19 ½ in). Original centrefold, Latin text on verso. Light age toning, otherwise a very good map with ample margins. A very attractively hand coloured decorative map which includes vignettes of ships, sea monsters and indigenous people and an inset view of Cuzco the Inca capital. The Strait of Magellan is bordered in the South by Tierra Del Fuego, shown here as a part of a large southern continent and Eastern Brazil is shown as an island. Jodocus Hondius "was a Dutch engraver, and cartographer. He is best known for his early maps of the New World and Europe, for re-establishing the reputation of the work of Gerard Mercator, and for his portraits of Francis Drake. He helped establish Amsterdam as the center of cartography in Europe in the 17th century" (Wikipedia). Koeman I, 9800:1A; Tooley's Mapmakers E-J p.364-5.
$1250 USD    Item Number: 1621         Order / Enquire




KÖHLER, J[ohann] D[avid] (1684-1755)
[Atlas of the Modern World Titled:] Atlas Manualis Scholasticus et Itinerarius Complectens Novae Geographiae Tabulas LI.
Nürnberg: Johann Christoph Weigel, [1723]. Revised edition with an updated index and title. Folio (37x25 cm). With a copper engraved title (index verso), double-page copper engraved frontispiece by J. G. Berckmüller, and fifty-one original hand coloured copper engraved maps on fifty (forty-nine double-page & one folding) leaves. Original brown limp full sheep with blind stamped title on spine. Covers mildly rubbed, titled page with a couple marginal tears (with old repairs), Frontispiece slightly shaved at top at, a few maps with marginal tears and old repairs. However the atlas overall in very good and very original condition, the maps are strong impressions and generally clean with attractive unfaded original hand colouring. The fifty-one very decorative maps include: A World map, Europe, Portugal, Spain, France, Lorraine, Great Britain, England, Scotland, Ireland, Netherlands(3), Germany and fifteen maps of German states, Switzerland, Italy and five maps of Italian states, Scandinavia, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Muscovy, Danube course, Hungary (two maps together), Greece (2), Asia, Ottoman Empire, Holy Land, Africa & America. The maps are based on designs by Homann, Moll and Goos and are decorated with very attractive cartouches. The historian Koehler and engraver and publisher Weigel collaborated on a number of atlases, this probably being the most elaborate. Johann David Kohler was a professor of logic and history at universities in Altdorf and later Göttingen and served briefly as university librarian at Altdorf. (Tooley K-P p.49). Johann Christoph Weigel (1654-1725), was a German engraver, illustrator and publisher (Tooley Q-Z p. 367); Phillips 569.
$9750 USD    Item Number: 1608         Order / Enquire




[LA PEROUSE, Jean Francois Galaup de] (1744-81)
[Plan of the Bay of Conception, Chili:] Plan de la Baie de la Conception Situee Dans le Chili.
Paris, 1797. Copper engraved map ca. 33,5x49 cm (13 x 19 ½ in). Original fold marks but otherwise a very good map. "This sea chart of the Bay of Concepcion shows good topographical and hydrological detail. Fort St. Pierre, Port St. Vincent and the Biobio River are shown and many villages and soundings are located" (Old World Auctions).
$375 USD    Item Number: 1386         Order / Enquire




LEAKE, W[illiam] M[artin], Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Engineers (1777-1860)
Map of Egypt [With Inset] Supplement to the Map of Egypt or Course of the Nile from Essouan to the Confines of Dongola.
London: J. Arrowsmith, 1840. A very large outline hand coloured copper engraved map ca. 130x76 cm (51x30 in). The map is dissected into 40 sections and backed on linen. The map is in very good condition. "This extremely detailed map of the course of the Nile was produced by William Martin Leake, a leading British authority on the topography of the region. In March 1802, Leake was employed to make a general survey of Egypt together with W.R. Hamilton and Charles Hayes. On his return to England, his ship sank and all Leake's valuable notes on the Egyptian survey perished. His chart was subsequently published in 1818 after his retirement, incorporating additional material from Sir Alexander Bryce, M. Nouet, and others. The map provides extensive information on the Nile, ancient ruins, the Suez Canal, roads and railways, and is filled with voluminous notations. It extends south to Aswan, and beyond in an inset, as far as Dongola" (Old World Auctions). "A journey through Asia Minor in 1800 to join the British fleet at Cyprus inspired [Leake] with an interest in antiquarian topography. In 1801, after travelling across the desert with the Turkish army to Egypt, he was, on the expulsion of the French, employed in surveying the valley of the Nile as far as the cataracts; but having sailed with the ship engaged to convey the Elgin marbles from Athens to England, he lost all his maps and observations when the vessel foundered off Cerigo in Greece. Shortly after his arrival in England he was sent out to survey the coast of Albania and the Morea, with the view of assisting the Turks against attacks of the French from Italy, and of this he took advantage to form a valuable collection of coins and inscriptions and to explore ancient sites. In 1807, war having broken out between Turkey and England, he was made prisoner at Salonica; but, obtaining his release the same year, he was sent on a diplomatic mission to Ali Pasha of Ioannina, whose confidence he completely won, and with whom he remained for more than a year as British representative. In 1810 he was granted a yearly sum of £600 for his services in Turkey. In 1815 he retired from the army, in which he held the rank of colonel, devoting the remainder of his life to topographical and antiquarian studies. He was admitted a Fellow of the Royal Society on 13 April 1815. He died at Brighton on the 6 January 1860. The marbles collected by him in Greece were presented to the British Museum; his bronzes, vases, gems and coins were purchased by the University of Cambridge after his death, and are now in the Fitzwilliam Museum. He was also elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, received the honorary DCL at Oxford (1816), and was a member of the Berlin Academy of Sciences and correspondent of the Institute of France" (Wikipedia); Tooley K-P, p.104.
$475 USD    Item Number: 413         Order / Enquire




LISIANSKY, Urey (Yuri Fedorovich) (1773-1837)
[Map of] Harbour of St. Paul 1805, [From:] Voyage Round the World in the Years 1803, 1804, 1805 and 1806 Performed by Order of His Imperial Majesty Alexander the First, Emperor of Russia in the ship Neva.
London: John Booth, 1814. A hand coloured copper engraved map ca. 26x39 cm (10 x 15 ½ in). Recently matted map with original folds but otherwise in very good condition. This map is from a "most important work dealing with discoveries on the N.W. Coast of America. The author was a captain in the Russian navy and commander of the "Neva." He visited Kodiak and Sitka, wintering at the former island, and his long stay there gave him ample time and scope for a study of the native inhabitants and their habits and customs. The long chart shows the track of the voyage, and there are charts of the Washington Islands, Cadiack, and the Harbor of St. Paul, the coast from Bering's Bay to Sea Otter Bay, Sitka or Norfolk Sound, etc.; with colored views of the Harbor of St. Paul in the Island of Cadiack. And New Archangel in Norfolk Sound. There are also plates of Indian implements, etc. The work is important also as the principal source for the Sitka Massacre" (Soliday 873).
$475 USD    Item Number: 914         Order / Enquire




LYNCH, F.C.C.
British Columbia Railway Belt. Sicamous Sheet, west of Sixth Meridian. Map Showing Disposition of Lands.
[Ottawa]: Department of the Interior Canada, 1913. Large colour printed folding map, dissected and linen backed, ca. 65,5 x 80,5 cm (25 ¾ x 31 ¾ in). Attached to the period black sheep folder, slightly rubbed and with pencil notes on front pastedown. Overall a very good bright and clean map. Prepared under the direction of F.C.C. Lynch, Superintendent of Railway Lands, the present map illustrates land use within the British Columbia railway belt near Shuswap Lake and Bastion Mountain. The map covers the area from the Columbia River on the west to Ducks settlement (now Monte Creek) near the Southern Thompson River on the east; from the northern borders of the Adams Lake and Seymour Arm in the north to Armstrong in the south. The map delineates trails (surveyed and unsurveyed), marks post offices, railway and ranger stations, and elevations of thirteen settlements above sea level (on a special insert). Various regions of the map are color-coded to mark homesteads, lands disposed of by the government, land sales (including mining lands), forest reserves, timber berths, grazing land, and Indian reservations. Overall an interesting map with an informative look at railway development in the Canadian west.
$750 USD    Item Number: 1346         Order / Enquire




MENDENHALL, Thomas Corwin (1841-1924)
[PACIFIC NORTH-WEST COAST:] North West Coast of America and Inland Passages from Olympia, Washington to Mt. St. Elias, Alaska.
U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey, 1891. Large printed folding map, dissected and linen backed, ca. 163x53 cm (64 ¼ x 20 ¾ in). Scale 1:1,200,000. Attached to the original card and marbled paper folder with brown sheep spine and gilt lettered title label on the front board. Bookplate of Edward W. Allen attached to the verso of the front board. Spine neatly repaired, map with a couple minor tears on the folds; overall a very good map. This rare map, "based chiefly upon the work of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey and with some compilations from Russian and British Admiralty Charts" presents a detailed and impressive picture of the Alaskan coast, indicating soundings (in fathoms), ferry routes, lighthouses, major mountains and their heights, as well as the preliminary border line between BC and Alaska. Thomas Corwin Mendenhall was an American autodidact physicist and meteorologist. During his time in the office as the superintendent of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (since 1889) Mendenhall was responsible for defining the exact national boundary between the United States (Alaska) and Canada. The Mendenhall Valley and glacier in Juneau, Alaska was named after him in 1892 (See more: Wikipedia).
$650 USD    Item Number: 1352         Order / Enquire




MERCATOR, Michael (c. 1567-1600)
[Map of the Americas Titled:] America sive India Nova.
Duisburg, ca. 1607. Second Latin Edition. An attractive copper engraved map ca. 36,5x45,5 cm (14 ½ x 18 ½ in). Map age-toned, slightly more around centerfold, but overall a very good strong impression with wide margins. "After the death of the great Gerard Mercator in 1594 it was left to his son Rumold to publish the last of three parts that formed his famous atlas, the Atlantis Pars Altera. The atlas was finished with a number of maps engraved by various descendants of Gerard. The task of the American map was given to his grandson Michael. The only printed map known to be by him, it is beautifully engraved. It is not well known that he was the engraver of the famous Drake silver medal of 1589. At that time he was resident in London. It is a hemispherical map contained within an attractive floral design, and surrounded by four roundels, one of which contains the title. The other three contain maps of the gulf of Mexico, Cuba and Hispaniola, all spheres of Spanish influence. The general outline is largely taken from Rumold Mercator's world map of 1587, with a little more detail added. A few of the most famous theories are still present: a large inland lake in Canada, two of the four islands of the North Pole, a bulge to the west coast of South America and the large southern continent. It does not show any knowledge of the English in Virginia, which is possibly a reflection of their failure by then. A large St. Lawrence river is shown originating half way across the continent" (Burden 87); Canada 644; Koeman I, 9000:1A; Tooley K-P p. 238-40; Wagner 179.
$3500 USD    Item Number: 1625         Order / Enquire




[NORTH AMERICA]
[Puzzle Map Titled:] Amerique du Nord.
Paris: M.D. Editeur, ca. 1890. Colour lithographed map mounted on wood ca. 32x42,5 cm (12 ½ x 17 in) and dissected into 48 puzzle pieces. Puzzle pieces backed with blue paper. A few spot of soiling but overall the map puzzle is in very good condition. This attractive map puzzle dates from around 1890, going by the existence of states like Washington etc. and districts like Assinoiboia.
$475 USD    Item Number: 1387         Order / Enquire




OLEARIUS, Adam (1599-1671)
Nova & Accurata Wolgae Fluminis olim Rha dicti, Delineation [Map of Volga River].
Amsterdam: Blaeu, ca. 1659 or 1662. Hand coloured copper engraved map ca. 47x63 cm (ca. 18 ½ x 21 ¼ in). Blank on verso. Strengthened at centerfold with old paper, otherwise a near fine map. "Uncommon map of the Volga River in two parts based on the travels of Adam Olearius. The left side of the map begins at Nizhniy Novgorod and ends at Saratov. The right side continues to Astrakhan with an inset of the river delta. Richly embellished with a strapwork title cartouche featuring reindeer, a scale cartouche with putti, and a fine pictorial scene of an encampment with camels" (Old World Auctions). Olearius was a member of two embassies of Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, to Muscovy and Persia in 1634-37 and 1643, and published a book about the events and observations during his travels. "During his travels Olearius took notes of many kinds, drew sketches of the coasts and river banks, made surveys for a map, and even determined the location of Terki, Derbent, Niazabad, Shemakha and the confluence of the Araks and Kura rivers. Later he made a thorough description of the natural features along his route. During the return trip to Moscow he completed a map of the Volga River and when the embassy was received in audience in the Kremlin, he presented the map to the Tsar. The latter liked it, as he did Olearius himself, and invited him to stay in Moscow with the rank of court astronomer <...> But Olearius declined the offer because he believed it to have been made in an effort to prevent his collective materials from reaching western Europe" (Bagrow, L. A History of Russian Cartography up to 1800, 1975, p. 64). Olearius wrote: "Since in my opinion this river is one of the largest, longest, and most remarkable in the world, I have explored it assiduously with the help of an expert Dutch navigator, Cornelius Clausen, and some Russian pilots; and reduced it to a map with the aid of compass, showing not only its course, its bends, angles and shores, but also its depths so as to indicate where one can navigate freely and safely, its sand banks, islands in it, and countries along its shores; and I measured distances in miles and versts" (Quoted from: Bagrow, L. A History of Russian Cartography up to 1800, 1975, p. 68).
$550 USD    Item Number: 998         Order / Enquire




ORTELIUS, A[braham] (1527-1598)
[AMERICAS: Map of Western Hemisphere Titled:] Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio.
Antwerp, ca. 1571. Hand coloured copper engraved map ca. 36,5x50,5 cm (14 ½ x 20 in). Map cleaned and sized and with some expert minor repair to lower blank margin, remains of archival mounting tape on verso. Overall still a very good and attractive map. This attractive ornamental map is an impression from the first of three copperplates, without the publisher's address, second state (of three) with the Azores correctly labelled. From one of the third Latin editions, 1571-73. "Ortelius depicts the discoveries of a number of people on this map, but the general shape of the continent is derived from Gerard Mercator's great twenty-one sheet world map of the previous year. The two of them had a close relationship and shared their knowledge openly with each other.., One of the main noticeable features of the map is the bulbous Chilean coastline; this was not corrected until his third plate. A strategically placed cartouche hides a complete lack of knowledge of the southern waters of the Pacific. Once through the Strait of Magellan the voyager's sea route took him on an almost direct course for the East Indies. No sight had been made of a large continent but conventional wisdom had it that there had to be as much land in the southern hemisphere as in the northern. This was not fully dispelled until the second voyage of the remarkable Captain James Cook in 1772-75. The west coast of North America is shown too far west, as was common at the time" (Burden 39). "This is one of the most famous maps of America and one that had enormous influence on the future cartography of the New World. Frans Hogenberg engraved this map and it is primarily based on Gerard Mercator's great multi-sheet world map of 1569. The map features an exaggerated breadth of the North American continent, with a lengthy St. Lawrence River reaching across the continent to nearly meet the fictitious, westward flowing Tiguas Rio. The strategically placed title cartouche hides the unknown South Pacific and therefore most of the conjectural great southern continent, which is shown attached to both New Guinea and Tierra del Fuego" (Old World Auctions); Broecke 9.2; Koeman III, 9000: 31A; Tooley, America S. 320; Wagner 80.
$3950 USD    Item Number: 1607         Order / Enquire




[POTSDAM]
[Attractive Copper Engraved Plan Titled]: "Grundriss von der Stadt Potsdam."
Ca. 1780. Copper engraved plan ca. 35,5x43 cm (14x17 in). A minor crease in the upper part of the plan, some very mild minor foxing blank margins, but otherwise a very good plan. This attractive map of Postdam which is similar in style to the Berlin Plans of Johann David Schleuen (1711-1771) has thirteen views of the most famous buildings of the city framing the central plan. These views include the Garrison, St. Nicolai, Holy Spirit & French Churches and also the City Hall, Rifle Factory, Sanssouci, Royal Palace, Japanese Palais etc. "After the Edict of Potsdam in 1685, Potsdam became a centre of European immigration. Its religious freedom attracted people from France (Huguenots), Russia, the Netherlands and Bohemia. The edict accelerated population growth and economic recovery. Later, the city became a full residence of the Prussian royal family. The majestic buildings of the royal residences were built mainly during the reign of Frederick the Great. One of these is the Sanssouci Palace (French: "without cares", by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, 1744), famed for its formal gardens and Rococo interiors. Other royal residences include the New Palace and the Orangery" (Wikipedia).
$850 USD    Item Number: 1041         Order / Enquire




SCHENCK, Pieter (1660-1711)
[Map of Silesia] Mappa Geographica Exactissima, Continens Imperatoris Haereditarium Dominium Silesiam, nec non eiusdem Provincias interiores Ducatus, Comitatus, Baronatus etc. Cum Privilegio Ord. General. Holland et West-Frisiae.
[Amsterdam], ca. 1700. Hand coloured copper engraved map ca. 49,5x58 cm (19 ½ x 22 ¾ in). Blank on verso, with a manuscript ink number "60" in the right upper corner (verso). Very mildly browned at the centrefold, with a small split on the bottom, upper margin trimmed close to the plate mark, otherwise a very good map. This attractive map shows Silesia at the end of the 17th century under Habsburg Rule. The 17th century saw Silesia lose large parts of its population due to the Thirty Years' War, diseases and emigration. "Petrus Schenck, or Pieter, or Peter Schenk the elder was a German engraver and cartographer active in Amsterdam and Leipzig" (Wikipedia).
$650 USD    Item Number: 1144         Order / Enquire




SCHMIDT, J.M.F., Professor
[1812 FRENCH INVASION OF RUSSIA:] Special-Karte eines Theils des russischen Reichs vom Bug bis hinter Moskau, übersetzt und aus dem grossen russischen Atlas in 107 Blatt gezogen von J.M.F. Schmidt [Special Map of the Part of the Russian Empire from the Bug River to the Area Around Moscow].
Berlin: Simon Schropp & Comp, 1812. Outline hand coloured copper engraved folding map, dissected and linen backed, ca. 28x50,5 cm (11x20 in). Engraved by Carl Jättnig d. ältern. With an elegant copper engraved publisher's advertising pasted on the verso of the linen of one of the folds. Housed in the original marbled paper slipcase, slightly rubbed. Overall a bright very good map. This detailed map of the western provinces of the Russian Empire, including Lithuania, Belorussia, part of the Ukraine, and Kursk, Orel, Smolensk, Kaluga, Tula and Moscow provinces, shows the theatre of operation of the 1812 French invasion of Russia. The copper engraved label on the linen back of the plan advertises "Magazin des beaux Arta et Cabinet de Géographie" - Kunst- und Landkarten Handlung von Simon Schropp u. Comp. (Jager Str., 24). Simon Schopp received a privilege for map publishing and trade in 1742 from the Prussian king Frederick II, and by the end of the 18th century became one of the major European map sellers. His company successfully worked through the centuries and is now one of the best Berlin map shops "Schropp Land & Karte GmbH".
$750 USD    Item Number: 1294         Order / Enquire




SORRIOT DE L'HOST, Andreas, Freiherrn von, K.K. General Major
Carte Générale Orographique et Hydrographique de l'Europe qui montre les principales ramifications des montagnes, fleuves at chemins, avec les principales villes, dressée d'après les meilleures cartes des auteurs les plus acredites [Orographical and Hydrographical Map of Europe; With:] General Karte von Europa. Worinnen die Gestalt dieses Erdtheiles zu ersehen ist, wie selbe nach seinem Höhensisteme und Wasserzuge angeordnet ist [General Map of
Vienna: Joseph List, 1816-1818. Two copper engraved folding maps with ornamental border frames, dissected and linen backed. The first one on four sheets, each ca. 56x69 cm (22x27 cm), with the total size ca. 111,5x137,5 cm (44x 54 ¼ in); the second map ca. 56x68,5 cm (22x27 cm). Each of the five parts with a paper label with handwritten title pasted on the verso of linen. The maps housed in a period custom made card folder and a box with marbled paper sides and a cloth spine with gilt lettered title "Europa von Sorriot." Minor stains and small tears on a fold of the larger map, the box slightly rubbed on extremities, but overall a very good collection. Interesting collection of two rare maps focusing on the mountain and river systems of Europe, and also marking main cities and roads. Worldcat finds only six copies of the first map and four copies of the second map. The first map is supplemented with four inserts including two profiles of the European mountainous areas from Hamburg to Genoa (Italy) and from Memel to Odessa; a table of heights of the main mountain ranges; a table of latitudes and longitudes of the major European cities; general overview map of Europe, and a detailed explanatory text. The second map has three inserts detailing the course of the Danube, and two extensive explanatory text boxes.
$750 USD    Item Number: 1402         Order / Enquire




TRUTCH, Hon. [Sir] J[oseph] W[illiam] (1826-1904)
Map of British Columbia Compiled from the Map of the Province Recently Prepared Under the Direction of the Hon. J.W. Trutch Lieut. Govr. of the Province With Additions from the Maps of the Post Office Department.
Toronto: Lithographed by Rolph, Smith & Co., ca. 1881. Lithographed map ca. 41x61,5 cm (16 ½ x 24 ½ in). With lithographed topographical illustrations on verso. Original centrefold, otherwise a very good map. Historically important map of British Columbia after the province entered Confederation which show the proposed Canadian Pacific Railway. "Following the establishment of the Canadian Confederation in 1867 [Trutch] worked to negotiate British Columbia's entry, which occurred in 1871 after [He] secured a promise for the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). Trutch was the first Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia following Confederation, a position he retained from 1871-1876. Following his tenure as lieutenant governor, Trutch was appointed a "Dominion agent for British Columbia", and helped to oversee the construction of the CPR in the province." (Wikipedia).
$475 USD    Item Number: 1405         Order / Enquire




ULZ, Georg Friedrich
[Map of Hungary, Russian, Austrian and Prussian Domains in the former Poland, the Black Sea and Turkey] Charte von Ungarn, den Russisch, Oestreich, und Preussischen Besitzungen im ehemal. Polen, ingl. Dem Schwarzen Meer und der Tuerkey.
Nürnberg: A.G. Schneider & Weigels, 1803. Large copper engraved map ca. 58x52 cm (ca. 22 ½ x 20 ½ in), borders outlined in colour. Period ink inscription "Ungarn und Polen" on verso. Original centrefold, paper slightly creased on blank margins, otherwise a very good wide-margined map. Based on the map of Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d' Anville and other contemporary sources, the map gives a detailed outline of the new territorial acquisitions in Europe in the early 19th century as an outcome of the three Partitions of Poland. The Russian Empire is shown with the recently annexed parts of the Western Ukraine, Belorussia and Lithuania with Wilno; Prussia - with New Silesia, New East Prussia and Warsaw, and Austria - with Galicia, Krakow and Lublin.
$750 USD    Item Number: 1148         Order / Enquire




WEIGEL, Christoph (the Elder) (1654-1725)
[TWO MAPS OF THE FRENCH ANTILLES] Insulae Antillae Franciae Inferiores commentariis manuscriptis et variis navigantium observationibus descriptae a Petito Geometra Regio. Editore Christophoro Weigelio Noribergae. [With] Insulae Antillae Franciae Superiores cum Vicinis Insulis ex Commentariis Manuscriptis et Varus Navigantium Observationibus descriptae a Petito Geometra Regio. Editore Christophoro Weigelio Norib.
Nuremberg: Christoph Weigel, 1718. Copper engraved maps, period outline hand colored. Printed image size each 32x36 cm (12 ½ x 14 in). "Superiores" map with mild foxing, otherwise very good wide margined maps. The maps are most likely from "Schul- und Reisen Atlas" (Nuremberg, together with Johann David Koehler, 1718; 140 maps). Each map is complete with its own borders, but the compass rose is split between the two maps. These map include the Islands of Guadeloupe, Dominica and Martinique, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent and Grenada. Christoph (the Elder) Weigel was a goldsmith, engraver, illustrator and publisher with Johann David Koehler, who had settled in Nuremburg in 1698. Tooley Mapmakers vol. Q-Z, p.367.
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WYLD, J[ames] (1790-1836)
European Dominions of the Ottomans or Turkey in Europe [Folding Map].
London: J. Wyld, 1824. First Edition. Engraved folding map, outline hand coloured, with an elaborate cartouche, mounted in segments on cloth ca. 78 x 57,5 cm (23 x 30 inches) The map is housed in a period maroon gilt titled quarter straight grained morocco slip case with marbled boards. Map in very good condition, slip case with mild wear of extremities. James Wyld Senior was a noted map publisher, geographer and engraver, and the Royal Geographer, based at the Charing Cross. He succeeded mapmaker William Faden and reissued many of his maps. Wyld maintained the high standard of graphic and factual excellence that had been established by his predecessor and his maps are among the finest published in the early nineteenth century (Tooley, vol. Q-Z, 415-416). This map of the Ottoman Empire's possessions in Europe includes the Balkans and Anatolia.
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