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  • A Mapp of Kent. by BLOME, Richard
    BLOME, Richard
    A Mapp of Kent. With its Laths and Hundreds. By his Majesty's Command.

    London: 1673. Hand coloured map of Kent with a cartouche of flowers and fruit, being the products of the County, which is balanced by the arms of the Rt. Hon. Heneage Finch, Earl of Winchelsea, Viscount Maidstone, Lord Fitzherbert of Eastwell, Lord of Ye Royal Manor of Wye and Lieutenant of the County. Shows all the lathes and hundreds but no roads are indicated. Map 101/2" x 131/2" board is 15" x 17" Richard Blome (1635-1705) was a cartographer and publisher. Often accused of plagarism, this work appeared in his "Brittannia" in 1673. A smaller edition was later produced in "Speed's Maps Epitomised"

    Condition: The colouring of the cartouche and arms are quite well done, but the colouring of the lathes and hundreds is a little gaudy - and is probably later colouring. The map and mounting board are both a touch darkened, but overall in sound condition. There is a very light centre fold to the map.

    Book ID: 1673
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  • Accurata Utopiae Tabula, das ist der neu entdeckten schalck welt by HOMANN, Johann Baptist.
    HOMANN, Johann Baptist.
    Accurata Utopiae Tabula, das ist der neu entdeckten schalck welt odor des so osse benanten, und doch nic erkanten Schlarraffenlandes New erfundene lacherliche Land tabell.

    1694. Copper engraving by Johann Baptist Homann, with contemporary hand colouring. A rare map of the land of plenty, fools paradise or Pays de Cocaigne. originally published in 1694. The map was printed three times, in 1694, around 1730 and around 1740. This is probably from the last edition, around 1740. Schlaraffenland was the Utopia of German legend. In the children's version of this, sausages grow on trees and tables set themselves. This cartographic version is a much darker version, with a "Kingdom of Extravagence", and "Empire of Fat Stomachs", "Tobacco Island" and the "Land of Gluttony". All of this is surrounded by the seas of Drunkeness and Lust. The cartouche has a scene of debauchery and carnal excess.

    Condition: The map is in good, clean and tidy condition. The colouring is typical of the German style of colouring. The shading is quite pale / in pastel tones, and I suspect it may have faded over time. The bottom edge of the map has been trimmed quite closely to the engraving (but there is no loss). The rear of the map shows some sign of support / restoration, but on the whole, the map is in good clean condition, with a clear impression.

    Book ID: 1737
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  • Africa by JOHNSTON, Alex. Keith
    JOHNSTON, Alex. Keith
    Africa From Keith Johnston's General Atlas

    London: W & A.K. Johnston. A map of Africa, extracted from the General Atlas. This conforms best to the 1879 edition, except the lack of page title to the top edge, and the different page number. Engraved area is 13" x 17" (sheet is 141/2" x 181/2"). Lightly tipped onto mounting board, and now protected by archival protection. A lovely copy of this map from the height of colonial era. It shows an Africa before the formation of Rhodesia, or South Africa.

    Condition: A clean and tidy copy of this map. No significant damage at all. Clean and tidy, with the lightest of darkening.

    Book ID: 1726
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  • An Essay on the Variation of the Compass, by BAIN, William
    BAIN, William
    An Essay on the Variation of the Compass, shewing how far it is influenced by a change in the direction of the ship's head, with an exposition of the dangers arising to navigators from not allowing for this change of variation. Interspersed with Practical, Observations and Remarks.

    Edinburgh: Printed for William Blackwood, Prince's Street; and John Murray, Bookseller of the Admiralty and Board of Longit, 1817. Scarce First Edition. This is an ex-library of the copy from the Literary And Philosophical Society in Newcastle. In brown / green cloth hardback boards. Complete; including frontis folding chart entitled "Exhibiting the Variation of the Compass agreeable to the position of the Ships Head at the time of Observation. Also the track of His Majestys Ships Sybille & Princess Carolina in a Cruize to East Greenland in 1814." 140 pages. 220 x 140 mm (8¾ x 5½ inches).

    Condition: Boards are darkened, and have some very small spots of soiling. Fold-out has small tear to very edges. Unfortunately, aside from the expected library stamps at the front and on verso of fold-out, the book has some damage from damp. Several of the pages have obviously stuck together at some point, and been forcibly opened, leading to loss of text. Most of the tables are still in a good condition, but towards the back the condition is worse. Only in a fair condition. See photos.

    Book ID: 2909
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  • Nice hand coloured map of "The Islands"
    Anglesey, Wight Vectis Olim, Garnesay & Iarsay. by MERCATOR, Gerard.
    MERCATOR, Gerard.
    Anglesey, Wight Vectis Olim, Garnesay & Iarsay.

    Amsterdam: Hondius, Jodocus: 1610. A hand coloured composite map of Anglesey, the Isle of Wight, and the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey C1610. Latin text to the verso "Anglia". This is from the Hondius printing. Double glazed and framed in a black and gilt frame. The two pages of Latin text are visible through the rear glazed panel. H320 by W420mm (12½ by 16½ inches). Gerard Mercator was one of the greatest map makers ever known. He started his career as a professional instrument maker after finishing a masters degree at Louvain University and studying advanced mathematics. By the 1560's he was developing a new form of navigational projection. Rumold Mercator was his son.

    Condition: Very nice condition. There is a touch of darkening to the page, but very light. The crease to the centre of the page has been reinforced to the verso. The text pages are also clean and tidy.

    Book ID: 1278
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  • Asia by JOHNSTON, Alex. Keith
    JOHNSTON, Alex. Keith
    Asia From Keith Johnston's General Atlas

    London: W & A.K. Johnston. A map of Asia, extracted from the General Atlas. This conforms best to the 1879 edition, except the lack of page title to the top edge, and the different page number. Engraved area is 13" x 17" (sheet is 141/2" x 181/2"). Lightly tipped onto mounting board, and now protected by archival protection. A lovely copy of this map from the height of colonial era.

    Condition: A clean and tidy copy of this map. No significant damage at all. Clean and tidy, with the lightest of darkening.

    Book ID: 1727
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  • Atlas Historique, Genealogique, Chronologique et Geographique by LESAGE, A.
    LESAGE, A.
    Atlas Historique, Genealogique, Chronologique et Geographique Avec des augmentations par J. Marchal, de Bruxelles et de nombreuses ameliorations par une societe de savans et de gens de lettres.

    Edition: First Thus

    Bruxelles: P.J. De Mat: 1827. Original half calf, with marbled boards. Half title, title with small vignette. Discours Preliminaire, Espose preliminaire etc. Engraved page Les Fastes Napoleens de 1796 a 1821. 36 double page engraved plates. Each is hand coloured. Double page II is placed after page XVI. Plates are dated 1825 - 1827. [xii], [ii], 36 double plates with blank versos

    Condition: The binding is somewhat rubbed, but still holding well. The pages are in very nice, clean condition, with just a touch of marking. The colouring is clean and bright. A number of the plates have been reinforced to the spine with archival tape. The pages themselves are in good condition. There is about an inch missing to the base of the spine. Still holding well though.

    Book ID: 1918
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  • Britannicae Insulae in quibus Albion Seu Britannia Major by ZATTA, Antonia
    ZATTA, Antonia
    Britannicae Insulae in quibus Albion Seu Britannia Major

    Venitiis / Venice: Antonium Zatta, 1785. Hand-coloured map of Great Britain in good condition

    Condition: Good. Wide margins. Fold as published. Slightly foxed in the margins. Imprint later hand colouring on verso. Verso: blank. 31 x 40 cm

    Book ID: 1783
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  • Carte de l' Isle de Cheu-Chan ou Isle de Chusan de la Province de Che-Kiang by BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas
    BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas
    Carte de l' Isle de Cheu-Chan ou Isle de Chusan de la Province de Che-Kiang Avec les Costeset Isles voisines…

    Paris: 1749. Copper engraving of the Chinese city Ningbo with surrounding islands. Dimensions: approx. 22 x 32 cm. Map of the city Ningbo (depicted just above the map) and the region east of Ningbo with Zhoushan in the province Zhejiang. The west on top. In the cartouche bottom left the French title and the scale.

    Condition: Very good. Several horizontal and vertical folds. Margin bottom left narrow (map image complete), remainder sufficient. Verso: blank.

    Book ID: 1788
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  • Carte des isles de la Societe by BONNE, Rigobert
    BONNE, Rigobert
    Carte des isles de la Societe Isle de Noël, Maurua, Tubai, Bolabola, Ulieta, Huaheine, Havre d'Oopoa, Havre d'Owharre.

    Paris: Bonne: 1780. Copper engraving with hand colouring. Dimensions: 23 x 34 cm. Engraved by Andrei. States in the corner that this chart was part of Cooks 1st Voyage. A note engraved states (in French) that the islands are claimed by both the French and the English.

    Condition: Condition: very good, with a fold mark (as issued).

    Book ID: 1806
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  • Carte du Canal de Mosambique contenant l'Isle de Madagascar avec les Cotes d'Afrique by BONNE, Rigobert
    BONNE, Rigobert
    Carte du Canal de Mosambique contenant l'Isle de Madagascar avec les Cotes d'Afrique avec les Cotes d'Afrique, depuis le Cap de Bonne Esperance jusqu'a Melinde

    Paris: 1781. Copperplate engraving with hand colouring Size: 21 x 32 cm, 25 x 37 cm (paper). A map of the east coast of Africa from Cape Town to Mombasa/Melindi and including Madagascar, Bourbon, I. de France, Comoros, Seychelles, and a large inset of the Cape from Cape Town north to St. Helen's Bay, including False Bay, Robben Island, Stellenbosch, etc

    Condition: Good, with a fold mark (as issued), adequate margins, and slight toning to the extreme margins.

    Book ID: 1789
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  • Carte Generale de L'Asie divisee en ses principaux etats by Fx. DELAMARCHE
    Fx. DELAMARCHE
    Carte Generale de L'Asie divisee en ses principaux etats par C.F. Delamarche, successeur de Robert de Vaugondy

    Paris: Fx Delamarche et Ch les Dien, 1818. Folio-format hand-coloured copper engraving of Asia. Bottom left title with publishers imprint. Extensive caption in French on the right. Published by R. de Vaugondy in Paris a.d. 1818. Verso blank.

    Condition: Good. Sufficient margins. Centrefold as published. Margins somewhat stained. Sheet somewhat creased along centrefold, also thinning along centrefold. Thin spot left on sheet. Stain right of centrefold. Overall a very presentable copy.

    Book ID: 1774
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  • Carte Générale Des Indes en-deca et au-dela du gange by BRUE, Adrien Hubert
    BRUE, Adrien Hubert
    Carte Générale Des Indes en-deca et au-dela du gange

    Institut Geographique de Paris, 1821. Engraved & Hand coloured map of India, Korea, Cambodia, Vietnam etc. Published in Atlas Universel De Geographie Physique, Politique, Ancienne Et Moderne. Dimensions: 40 x 54,5 cm. (on sheet: 49 x 65 cm.) Relief shown by hachures. Railroads. Prime meridian Paris. Six scales. Shows colonies and possessions of European and native powers.

    Condition: Good. Wide margins. Fold as published. Verso: blank. Contemporary border-colours. Clear impressions

    Book ID: 1793
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  • Geographie Moderne: Barbarie/ Desert de Barbarie / Nigritie by CLOUET, J.B.L. [Jean, Baptiste, Louis. L'Abbe].
    CLOUET, J.B.L. [Jean, Baptiste, Louis. L'Abbe].
    Geographie Moderne: Barbarie/ Desert de Barbarie / Nigritie A hand coloured map of the Sahara desert & North Africa - Also showing Southern Europe

    Paris: Mondhare et Jean, 1787. A lovely hand coloured map, taken from Clouet's "Geographie moderne avec une introduction," his most important work. The map is centred on the Sahara desert. The map shows Spain, Italy, half of France, and "Turkey in Europe." Text to both sides (in French). Fold to the middle of the map, where bound into his Geographie. There is no statement of edition on this map, but it conforms exactly to the 1787 pages in the Stanford University Collection. Verso blank. Map is 121/2" x 141/2" Engraved block is 121/2" x 22" Sheet is 15" x 221/2" Jean-Baptiste Louis Clouet (1729-1790) was a French geographer of the Royal Academy of Sciences, born in Rouen. His general…

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    Paris: Mondhare et Jean, 1787. A lovely hand coloured map, taken from Clouet's "Geographie moderne avec une introduction," his most important work. The map is centred on the Sahara desert. The map shows Spain, Italy, half of France, and "Turkey in Europe." Text to both sides (in French). Fold to the middle of the map, where bound into his Geographie. There is no statement of edition on this map, but it conforms exactly to the 1787 pages in the Stanford University Collection. Verso blank. Map is 121/2" x 141/2" Engraved block is 121/2" x 22" Sheet is 15" x 221/2" Jean-Baptiste Louis Clouet (1729-1790) was a French geographer of the Royal Academy of Sciences, born in Rouen. His general atlas was first issued 1767. Phillips records 2 other editions from 1787 (Phillips No. 661) and 1791 (Phillips No. 673),

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    Condition: The map is in good condition. There is a little foxing to the map, and it has been cut at a strange angle, and a little close to the text at the base of the map (not affecting text). It doesn't spoil the enjoyment of the map.

    Book ID: 1755
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  • Geographie Moderne: De L'Empire de la Chine, by CLOUET, J.B.L. [Jean, Baptiste, Louis. L'Abbe].
    CLOUET, J.B.L. [Jean, Baptiste, Louis. L'Abbe].
    Geographie Moderne: De L'Empire de la Chine, Tartarie, de Coree, du Japon. (Chine, Tartary, Korea & Japan).

    Paris: Mondhare et Jean, 1787. Folio-format contemporary coloured copper engraving of China. Blank verso. Fold to the middle of the map, where bound into his Geographie. There is no statement of edition on this map, but it conforms exactly to the 1787 pages in the Stanford University Collection. Map is 121/2" x 141/2" Engraved block is 121/2" x 22" Sheet is 15" x 221/2"` Jean-Baptiste Louis Clouet (1729-1790) was a French geographer of the Royal Academy of Sciences, born in Rouen. His general atlas was first issued 1767. Phillips records 2 other editions from 1787 (Phillips No. 661) and 1791 (Phillips No. 673),

    Condition: Reasonably good. Wide margins. Centrefold as published. Slightly stained with moderate foxing.

    Book ID: 1775
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  • Geographie Moderne: De la Guinee / Du Congo / De la Cafrerie / Isle de Madagascar by CLOUET, J.B.L. [Jean, Baptiste, Louis. L'Abbe].
    CLOUET, J.B.L. [Jean, Baptiste, Louis. L'Abbe].
    Geographie Moderne: De la Guinee / Du Congo / De la Cafrerie / Isle de Madagascar A hand coloured map of the African coast - Upper Guinea, Madagascar, the Gold Coast etc:

    Paris: Mondhare et Jean, 1787. A lovely hand coloured map, taken from Clouet's "Geographie moderne avec une introduction," his most important work. The map is showing two areas - Upper Guinea and the Congo is two thirds of the image - inset is Madagascar and part of what is now Mozambique. Text to both sides (in French). Fold to the middle of the map, where bound into his Geographie. There is no statement of edition on this map, but it conforms exactly to the 1787 pages in the Stanford University Collection. Verso blank. Map is 121/2" x 141/2" Engraved block is 121/2" x 22" Sheet is 15" x 221/2" Jean-Baptiste Louis Clouet (1729-1790) was a French geographer of the…

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    Paris: Mondhare et Jean, 1787. A lovely hand coloured map, taken from Clouet's "Geographie moderne avec une introduction," his most important work. The map is showing two areas - Upper Guinea and the Congo is two thirds of the image - inset is Madagascar and part of what is now Mozambique. Text to both sides (in French). Fold to the middle of the map, where bound into his Geographie. There is no statement of edition on this map, but it conforms exactly to the 1787 pages in the Stanford University Collection. Verso blank. Map is 121/2" x 141/2" Engraved block is 121/2" x 22" Sheet is 15" x 221/2" Jean-Baptiste Louis Clouet (1729-1790) was a French geographer of the Royal Academy of Sciences, born in Rouen. His general atlas was first issued 1767. Phillips records 2 other editions from 1787 (Phillips No. 661) and 1791 (Phillips No. 673),

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    Condition: The map is in good condition. There is a little foxing to the map, particularly to the centre fold. It doesn't spoil the enjoyment of the map.

    Book ID: 1756
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  • Geographie Moderne: De la Tartarie: Grande Tartarie / Iberie ou Tartarie / Tartarie Chinoise / Chine by CLOUET, J.B.L. [Jean, Baptiste, Louis. L'Abbe].
    CLOUET, J.B.L. [Jean, Baptiste, Louis. L'Abbe].
    Geographie Moderne: De la Tartarie: Grande Tartarie / Iberie ou Tartarie / Tartarie Chinoise / Chine A hand coloured map of Siberia / Tartary (Norhern & Central Asia) / China.

    Paris: Mondhare et Jean, 1787. A beautiful hand coloured map, taken from Clouet's "Geographie moderne avec une introduction," his most important work. The map is centred on the Baikal and Karzana Lakes. Text to both sides (in French). Fold to the middle of the map, where bound into his Geographie. There is no statement of edition on this map, but it conforms exactly to the 1787 pages in the Stanford University Collection. Verso blank. Map is 121/2" x 141/2" Engraved block is 121/2" x 22" Sheet is 15" x 221/2" Jean-Baptiste Louis Clouet (1729-1790) was a French geographer of the Royal Academy of Sciences, born in Rouen. His general atlas was first issued 1767. Phillips records 2 other editions from 1787 (Phillips No. 661) and 1791 (Phillips No. 673),

    Condition: The map is in very nice condition. There is a touch of darkening to the page edges. There is a little light foxing to the sheet both front and rear. It doesn't spoil the enjoyment of the map.

    Book ID: 1751
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  • Geographie Moderne: Empire du Mogol / Siam / Cochin Chine & Camboja by CLOUET, J.B.L. [Jean, Baptiste, Louis. L'Abbe].
    CLOUET, J.B.L. [Jean, Baptiste, Louis. L'Abbe].
    Geographie Moderne: Empire du Mogol / Siam / Cochin Chine & Camboja A hand coloured map of the Mogul Empire, India & South East Asia (Thailand & Vietnam)

    Paris: Mondhare et Jean, 1787. A lovely hand coloured map, taken from Clouet's "Geographie moderne avec une introduction," his most important work. The map is centred on the "Golfe de Bengal". Text to both sides (in French). Fold to the middle of the map, where bound into his Geographie. There is no statement of edition on this map, but it conforms exactly to the 1787 pages in the Stanford University Collection. Verso blank. Map is 121/2" x 141/2" Engraved block is 121/2" x 22" Sheet is 15" x 221/2" Jean-Baptiste Louis Clouet (1729-1790) was a French geographer of the Royal Academy of Sciences, born in Rouen. His general atlas was first issued 1767. Phillips records 2 other editions from 1787 (Phillips No. 661) and 1791 (Phillips No. 673),

    Condition: The map is in good condition. There is a touch of darkening to the crease at the centre of the map. Otherwise clean and tidy. It doesn't spoil the enjoyment of the map.

    Book ID: 1753
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  • Kaart van het gebied in het noorden van Nederland getroffen door de overstromingen in 1825 by MAASKAMP, E
    MAASKAMP, E
    Kaart van het gebied in het noorden van Nederland getroffen door de overstromingen in 1825

    Amsterdam: E Maaskamp, 1825. Map of the area around the Zuiderzee and in the north of the Netherlands affected by the flooding in February 1825. The flooded areas are colored blue. Part of a series of five maps of the affected areas.
    This map is based on Maaskamp's map of Les Provinces du Nord found in his Pocket atlas of the Kingdom of the Netherlands published in 1821. There is an additional title printed and the flooded areas are additionally coloured. The February flood of 1825, also known in Germany as the Great Hallig Flood (Große Halligflut), was a devastating flood that occurred from 3 to 5 February 1825 on the North Sea coast, in which about 800 people…

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    Amsterdam: E Maaskamp, 1825. Map of the area around the Zuiderzee and in the north of the Netherlands affected by the flooding in February 1825. The flooded areas are colored blue. Part of a series of five maps of the affected areas.
    This map is based on Maaskamp's map of Les Provinces du Nord found in his Pocket atlas of the Kingdom of the Netherlands published in 1821. There is an additional title printed and the flooded areas are additionally coloured. The February flood of 1825, also known in Germany as the Great Hallig Flood (Große Halligflut), was a devastating flood that occurred from 3 to 5 February 1825 on the North Sea coast, in which about 800 people were drowned.
    In the Netherlands, the February flood was the worst natural disaster of the 19th century. Most of the dead and the worst damage was in Groningen, Friesland and Overijssel. The reaction at national level was quite similar to that during the flood of 1953; yet the event was surprisingly quickly forgotten once the damage had been repaired and had no political or engineering consequences. It needed the disaster of 1953 in order for a delta law to be passed and to improve coastal protection significantly.

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    Condition: Overall in very good condition, with some darkening around the folds. The blue indicating the flooded areas is somewhat faded, but still visible.

    Book ID: 2185
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  • L'Irlande suivant les Nouvelles Observations by Van der Aa, Pieter
    Van der Aa, Pieter
    L'Irlande suivant les Nouvelles Observations

    Copper engraving, published in 1714 in Leiden by Pieter van der Aa in "Nouvel Atlas, tres exact et fort commode pour toutes sortes de personnes, Contenant Les Principales cartes geographiques. Dressé suivant les nouvelles observations de Mrs. De l'Academie Royale des sciences, & rectifié sur les relations les plus recentes des plus fideles voyageurs ". The map first appeared in Pieter's Nouvelle Theatre Du Monde, published in 1713.

    Condition: A nice hand coloured copy of this map. Trimmed closely to the edge. A touch of foxing / marking, but not bad. Colours have faded a little

    Book ID: 1784
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