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  • Abraham Ortelius and the First Atlas. Essays commemorating the Quadricentennial of his Death. 1598 - 1998. by VAN DEN BROECKE, Marcel; VAN DER KROGT, Peter; MEURER, Peter
    VAN DEN BROECKE, Marcel; VAN DER KROGT, Peter; MEURER, Peter
    Abraham Ortelius and the First Atlas. Essays commemorating the Quadricentennial of his Death. 1598 - 1998. With an introduction by Leon Voet.

    Utrecht: Hes Publishers BV, 1998. First edition. Hardback in red publisher's cloth with tipped on colour portrait to front board, with gilt title to front and spine. Fully illustrated in b/w. Fascinating insights in to "the father of historical cartography". Text in English. 432 pages. In very good condition. 310 x 240 mm (12¼ x 9½ inches).

    Book ID: 3864
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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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  • A hand coloured school atlas with 5 additional manuscript charts.
    Atlas Géographique - Dressé sous la Direction du Conseil Royal de l'Instruction publique. Pour l'usage des Colléges. by SELVES Henry Antoine Auguste / ROMAIN, Belize.
    SELVES Henry Antoine Auguste / ROMAIN, Belize.
    Atlas Géographique - Dressé sous la Direction du Conseil Royal de l'Instruction publique. Pour l'usage des Colléges. 1ère partie Géographiqe ancienne.

    Paris: Imprimerie de Selves fils, 1834. A fascinating collection of papers. A geographic atlas, used as it should be, with a number of student manuscript documents bound in. Contents comprise: The atlas Géographique, complete with the 16 double page hand coloured maps (as called for). These are all in good, clean and bright condition. There are a few ink annotations to the blank reverse of the maps - but the maps themselves are lovely. These are all of the ancient world, and state that they were produced by Libraire Hachette in 1833 or 1834. In addition to these maps, bound into the front of the atlas (between the title and the first map) are several large folding manuscript charts.…

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    Paris: Imprimerie de Selves fils, 1834. A fascinating collection of papers. A geographic atlas, used as it should be, with a number of student manuscript documents bound in. Contents comprise: The atlas Géographique, complete with the 16 double page hand coloured maps (as called for). These are all in good, clean and bright condition. There are a few ink annotations to the blank reverse of the maps - but the maps themselves are lovely. These are all of the ancient world, and state that they were produced by Libraire Hachette in 1833 or 1834. In addition to these maps, bound into the front of the atlas (between the title and the first map) are several large folding manuscript charts. Several of these have been signed Belize Romain - as this name is also doodled several times to the inside of the boards, we assume this is the student who made them. The manuscript charts are: (1) "Mesures de solidite" comparing ancient and modern measures. To the front facing leaf of this is a further manuscript text, with measurements and text; (2) "Tableau des mesures decimales" (3) "Mesures de superificie" (surface area). (4) "mesures de longueuer" (5) "mesures de contenouce." The front and rear inside boards show the evidence of a bored student, with doodles and scribbles. The outside boards are cheaply bound in stained paper, with a darkened paper label to the front board. The boards are scruffy and show signs of use. Overall a lovely students manuscript collection from the 1830's. [i], [V], 16 pp. 200 x 135 mm (7¾ x 5¼ inches).

    . Une collection fascinante de documents. Un atlas géographique, utilisé comme il se doit, avec un certain nombre de documents manuscrits d'étudiants reliés. Le contenu comprend : L'atlas géographique, complet avec les 16 cartes double page colorées à la main (comme demandé). Elles sont toutes en bon état, propres et brillantes. Il y a quelques annotations à l'encre au verso des cartes, mais les cartes elles-mêmes sont magnifiques. Elles représentent toutes le monde antique et indiquent qu'elles ont été produites par Libraire Hachette en 1833 ou 1834. En plus de ces cartes, plusieurs grandes cartes manuscrites dépliantes sont reliées au début de l'atlas (entre le titre et la première carte). Plusieurs d'entre elles sont signées Belize Romain - comme ce nom est également griffonné plusieurs fois à l'intérieur des planches, nous supposons qu'il s'agit de l'étudiant qui les a réalisées. Les tableaux manuscrits sont les suivants (1) "Mesures de solidité" comparant les mesures anciennes et modernes. Sur le premier feuillet de ce tableau figure un autre texte manuscrit, avec des mesures et du texte ; (2) "Tableau des mesures decimales" (3) "Mesures de superificie" (surface). (4) "mesures de longuer" (5) "mesures de contenouce". Les planches intérieures avant et arrière portent les traces d'un étudiant qui s'ennuyait, avec des gribouillis et des griffonnages. Les planches extérieures sont reliées de manière bon marché dans un papier taché, avec une étiquette en papier noirci sur la première planche. Les planches sont défraîchies et présentent des signes d'utilisation. Dans l'ensemble, il s'agit d'une belle collection de manuscrits d'étudiants des années 1830. [i], [V], 16 pp. 200 x 135 mm.

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  • Atlas Historique, Genealogique, Chronologique et Geographique. by LE SAGE, A.
    LE SAGE, 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. First Thus. Original half calf, with marbled boards. Half title, title with small vignette. Discours Preliminaire, Espose preliminaire etc. Engraved page Les Fastes Napoléens 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. 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…

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    Bruxelles: P.J. De Mat: 1827. First Thus. Original half calf, with marbled boards. Half title, title with small vignette. Discours Preliminaire, Espose preliminaire etc. Engraved page Les Fastes Napoléens 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. 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. [xii], [ii], 36 double plates with blank versos. 570 x 390 mm (22½ x 15¼ inches). Demi-veau d'origine, à plats marbrés. Faux-titre, titre avec petite vignette. Discours Préliminaire, Espose préliminaire etc. Page gravée Les Fastes Napoléens de 1796 à 1821. 36 planches gravées double page. Chacun est coloré à la main. La double page II est placée après la page XVI. Les planches sont datées de 1825 - 1827. La reliure est un peu frottée, mais tient toujours bien. Les pages sont en très bon état, propre, avec juste une touche de marquage. La coloration est nette et lumineuse. Un certain nombre de planches ont été renforcées jusqu'au dos avec du ruban adhésif d'archives. Les pages elles-mêmes sont en bon état. Il manque environ un pouce à la base de la colonne vertébrale. Tiens toujours bien quand même. [xii], [ii], 36 planches doubles avec verso vierges. 570 x 390 mm (22½ x 15¼ pouces).

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    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. Good. Wide margins. Fold as published. Slightly foxed in the margins. Imprint later hand colouring on verso. Verso: blank. 31 x 40 cm. From Zatta's Altante Novissimo, one of the last great decorative atlases of the 18th Century. Carte coloriée à la main de la Grande-Bretagne en bon état. Bon. De larges marges. Plier tel que publié. Légèrement rousseur dans les marges. Imprimez plus tard la coloration à la main au verso. Verso : vierge. 31x40cm. De l'Altante Novissimo de Zatta, l'un des derniers grands atlas décoratifs du XVIIIe siècle.

    Book ID: 1783
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  • Carte de la Hongrie by BUFFIER, Claude.
    BUFFIER, Claude.
    Carte de la Hongrie

    Paris: 1786. Hand coloured map of Hungary, published in Geographie Universelle. A touch darkened, with light staining to the verso. Folds where issued. A decent copy. 130 x 170 mm (5 x 6¾ inches). Carte coloriée à la main de la Hongrie, publiée dans Géographie Universelle. Une touche assombrie, avec légères taches au verso. Plis où émis. Une copie correcte. 130 x 170 mm.

    Book ID: 1853
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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: 400 x 545 mm. (on sheet: 490 x 650 mm.) Good. Wide margins. Fold as published. Verso: blank. Contemporary border-colours. Clear impressions. Relief shown by hachures. Railroads. Prime meridian Paris. Six scales. Shows colonies and possessions of European and native powers. 400 x 545 mm (15¾ x 21½ inches). Carte gravée et coloriée à la main de l'Inde, de la Corée, du Cambodge, du Vietnam, etc. Publiée dans Atlas Universel De Geographie Physique, Politique, Ancienne Et Moderne. Dimensions : 40 x 54,5 cm. (sur feuille : 49 x 65 cm.) Bon.…

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    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: 400 x 545 mm. (on sheet: 490 x 650 mm.) Good. Wide margins. Fold as published. Verso: blank. Contemporary border-colours. Clear impressions. Relief shown by hachures. Railroads. Prime meridian Paris. Six scales. Shows colonies and possessions of European and native powers. 400 x 545 mm (15¾ x 21½ inches). Carte gravée et coloriée à la main de l'Inde, de la Corée, du Cambodge, du Vietnam, etc. Publiée dans Atlas Universel De Geographie Physique, Politique, Ancienne Et Moderne. Dimensions : 40 x 54,5 cm. (sur feuille : 49 x 65 cm.) Bon. De larges marges. Plier tel que publié. Verso : vierge. Bordure-couleurs contemporaines. Impressions claires. Relief indiqué par des hachures. Chemins de fer. Premier méridien Paris. Six échelles. Affiche les colonies et les possessions des puissances européennes et indigènes. 400 x 545 mm.

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  • De Beurs - Hendrick de Keyser by VISSCHER, Claes Jansz (after)
    VISSCHER, Claes Jansz (after)
    De Beurs - Hendrick de Keyser

    Amsterdam: na, 1650. An attractive bird's eye view of the Hendrick de Keyser Beurs (stock exchange) of Amsterdam. Although clearly based upon the engraving by Claes Visscher, this print differs in quite a few details, and would seem to be a slightly later version. (Visscher's original engraving was 1612). Two sheets glued together, so obviously from a book. Now tipped onto hand made backing card with painted borders. The print is in very good, fractionally darkened state with a small crease to one corner. The board also has a few bumps. Engraved area 19cm x 29cm, Original sheet 27.5cm x 34.5cm, backing card is 37.5cm x 45cm.

    . Une jolie vue à vol d'oiseau du Hendrick de Keyser…

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    Amsterdam: na, 1650. An attractive bird's eye view of the Hendrick de Keyser Beurs (stock exchange) of Amsterdam. Although clearly based upon the engraving by Claes Visscher, this print differs in quite a few details, and would seem to be a slightly later version. (Visscher's original engraving was 1612). Two sheets glued together, so obviously from a book. Now tipped onto hand made backing card with painted borders. The print is in very good, fractionally darkened state with a small crease to one corner. The board also has a few bumps. Engraved area 19cm x 29cm, Original sheet 27.5cm x 34.5cm, backing card is 37.5cm x 45cm.

    . Une jolie vue à vol d'oiseau du Hendrick de Keyser Beurs (bourse) d'Amsterdam. Bien qu'elle soit clairement basée sur la gravure de Claes Visscher, cette estampe s'en distingue par de nombreux détails et semble être une version légèrement plus tardive. (La gravure originale de Visscher date de 1612). Deux feuilles collées l'une à l'autre, provenant manifestement d'un livre. L'impression est en très bon état. La gravure est en très bon état, légèrement assombrie, avec un petit pli à un coin. Le carton présente également quelques bosses. Surface gravée 19cm x 29cm, feuille originale 27.5cm x 34.5cm, carte de support 37.5cm x 45cm.

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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" The map is in good condition. There is a little foxing to the map, and it has been cut…

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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" 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. 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). Une belle carte coloriée à la main, tirée de "Géographie moderne avec une introduction" de Clouet, son œuvre la plus importante. La carte est centrée sur le désert du Sahara. La carte montre l'Espagne, l'Italie, la moitié de la France et « la Turquie en Europe ». Texte recto-verso (en français). Pliez au milieu de la carte, où lié dans sa géographie. Il n'y a pas de mention d'édition sur cette carte, mais elle correspond exactement aux 1787 pages de la Stanford University Collection. Verso vierge. La carte mesure 121/2" x 141/2" Le bloc gravé mesure 121/2" x 22" La feuille mesure 15" x 221/2" La carte est en bon état. Il y a une petite rousseur sur la carte, et elle a été coupée à un angle étrange, et un peu près du texte à la base de la carte (n'affectant pas le texte). Cela ne gâche pas le plaisir de la carte. Jean-Baptiste Louis Clouet (1729-1790) était un géographe français de l'Académie royale des sciences, né à Rouen. Son atlas général a été publié pour la première fois en 1767. Phillips enregistre 2 autres éditions de 1787 (Phillips No. 661) et 1791 (Phillips No. 673).

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    Book ID: 1755
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  • Geographie Moderne: De la Guinee / Du Congo / De la Cafrerie / Île de 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 / Île de 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" The map is in good condition. There is a little…

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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" 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. 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). Une jolie carte coloriée à la main, tirée de "Géographie moderne avec une introduction" de Clouet, son œuvre la plus importante. La carte montre deux zones - la Haute Guinée et le Congo représentent les deux tiers de l'image - l'encart est Madagascar et une partie de ce qui est maintenant le Mozambique. Texte recto-verso (en français). Pliez au milieu de la carte, où lié dans sa géographie. Il n'y a pas de mention d'édition sur cette carte, mais elle correspond exactement aux 1787 pages de la Stanford University Collection. Verso vierge. La carte mesure 121/2" x 141/2" Le bloc gravé mesure 121/2" x 22" La feuille mesure 15" x 221/2" La carte est en bon état. Il y a un peu de rousseurs sur la carte, en particulier sur le pli central. Cela ne gâche pas le plaisir de la carte. Jean-Baptiste Louis Clouet (1729-1790) était un géographe français de l'Académie royale des sciences, né à Rouen. Son atlas général a été publié pour la première fois en 1767. Phillips enregistre 2 autres éditions de 1787 (Phillips No. 661) et 1791 (Phillips No. 673).

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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" 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…

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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 "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" 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. 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). Une jolie carte coloriée à la main, tirée de "Géographie moderne avec une introduction" de Clouet, son œuvre la plus importante. La carte est centrée sur le « Golfe de Bengale ». Texte recto-verso (en français). Pliez au milieu de la carte, où lié dans sa géographie. Il n'y a pas de mention d'édition sur cette carte, mais elle correspond exactement aux 1787 pages de la Stanford University Collection. Verso vierge. La carte mesure 121/2" x 141/2" Le bloc gravé mesure 121/2" x 22" La feuille mesure 15" x 221/2" La carte est en bon état. Il y a une touche d'assombrissement au pli au centre de la carte. Sinon propre et bien rangé. Cela ne gâche pas le plaisir de la carte. Jean-Baptiste Louis Clouet (1729-1790) était un géographe français de l'Académie royale des sciences, né à Rouen. Son atlas général a été publié pour la première fois en 1767. Phillips enregistre 2 autres éditions de 1787 (Phillips No. 661) et 1791 (Phillips No. 673).

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  • [GREAT BRITAIN] – HEDENDAAGSCHE HISTORIE, Of Tegenwoordige Staat Van Groot Brittannie. [Vol. I-II] by [SALMON, Thomas.] & TIRION, Isaak
    [SALMON, Thomas.] & TIRION, Isaak
    [GREAT BRITAIN] – HEDENDAAGSCHE HISTORIE, Of Tegenwoordige Staat Van Groot Brittannie. [Vol. I-II] Vervattende Eene Beschryving van 's Lands Gelegenheid.

    Amsterdam: Isaak Tirion. 1754-1755. Four Parts in two volumes: With two different engraved frontispieces by J.C. Philips, six folding engraved maps by Isaak Tirion. (Including "Nieuwe Kaart van de Eilanden van Groot Brittannien behelzende De Koningryken Engeland, Schotland en Ierland [..]", ca. 32,5 x 37,5 cm.; "Nieuwe Kaart van Ierland", ca. 34 x 27,5 cm. & "NIEUWE KAART VAN DE GROOTBRITTANNISCHE VOLKPLANTINGEN IN NOORD AMERICA [..]", ca. 36,5 x 45,5 cm.), 1 fold. engraved map of London & surroundings ("Kaart van Londen [..]", ca. 28 x 41,5 cm.). The are also 6 folding engraved views (of London) by J.C. Philips et al. including 1 which depicts 2 views of London. There is also an engraved portrait of King George…

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    Amsterdam: Isaak Tirion. 1754-1755. Four Parts in two volumes: With two different engraved frontispieces by J.C. Philips, six folding engraved maps by Isaak Tirion. (Including "Nieuwe Kaart van de Eilanden van Groot Brittannien behelzende De Koningryken Engeland, Schotland en Ierland [..]", ca. 32,5 x 37,5 cm.; "Nieuwe Kaart van Ierland", ca. 34 x 27,5 cm. & "NIEUWE KAART VAN DE GROOTBRITTANNISCHE VOLKPLANTINGEN IN NOORD AMERICA [..]", ca. 36,5 x 45,5 cm.), 1 fold. engraved map of London & surroundings ("Kaart van Londen [..]", ca. 28 x 41,5 cm.). The are also 6 folding engraved views (of London) by J.C. Philips et al. including 1 which depicts 2 views of London. There is also an engraved portrait of King George II by J. Houbraken after A. Schouman. 8vo (ca. 20 x 12 cm.), 18th century uniform gilt calf, gilt ribbed spine with 2 contrasting labels with titles, marbled edges. A profusion of gilt to the spines! Both vols possibly lack a divisional title (of the second part), but texts are complete. A few minor imperfections (foot of spine of vol. I slightly damaged / chipped, bindings slightly rubbed/ worn along extremities, 1 fold. map. slightly torn in outer blank margin, a little foxed/ browned), but nevertheless an attractively bound set in good condition. [6],368,[2],369-712,[12 index] and [4],348,[6],349-684,[24 index] pp. 200 by 125mm (7¾ by 5 inches).
    ¶ Tiele (Ned. Bibliographie van Land- en Volkenkunde) 1033. Complete set of an 18th-cent. topographical description of Great Britain including a description of the former British colonies in NORTH AMERICA (pp. 658-684, titled "Tegenwoordige Staat Van De Groot Brittannische Bezittingen In Noord-Amerika, En in andere Weerelsdeelen"). –

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

    The February flood of 1825, also known in Germany as the Great Hallig Flood…

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

    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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  • Kent by CARY, John
    CARY, John
    Kent

    London: J. Cary, 1793. An engraved map of Kent, hand coloured in outline. The detail from Cary's atlas for Kent is visible and legible to the verso. Framed in a simple pale green mounting board. Protected by acid free plastic. John Cary worked from London as a mapmaker, engraver and publisher, towards the last quarter of the 18th century up to around 1830. His "New and Correct English Atlas", first published around 1776, was a benchmark in British topography. He used Copper plates for all his work, despite steel engraving becoming more common at this stage.

    Condition: Very nice clean condition. There is fractional foxing to the edge of the written page (verso) the map itself is clean and tidy with the merest hint of darkening. A couple of tiny marks not affecting detail.

    Book ID: 1279
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  • L'Irlande suivant les Nouvelles Observations de Messrs. de l' Academie Royale des Sciences, etc. by Van der Aa, Pieter
    Van der Aa, Pieter
    L'Irlande suivant les Nouvelles Observations de Messrs. de l' Academie Royale des Sciences, etc.

    Pieter van der AA, 1713. Copper engraving, published in 1714 in Leiden by Pieter van der Aa Top left, title in a cartouche with the arms of the kingdom, illustrated with a hunting scene. A nice hand coloured map. Trimmed closely to the edge. A touch of foxing / marking, but not bad. Colours have faded a little. The map is page 19 of the Atlas Le nouveau théâtre du monde ou la géographie royale, published 1713. 230 x 300 mm (9 x 11¾ inches). Gravure sur cuivre, publiée en 1713 à Leyde par Pieter van der Aa. Une belle copie coloriée à la main de cette carte. Coupe près du bord. Une touche de rousseurs/marquage, mais pas mal.…

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    Pieter van der AA, 1713. Copper engraving, published in 1714 in Leiden by Pieter van der Aa Top left, title in a cartouche with the arms of the kingdom, illustrated with a hunting scene. A nice hand coloured map. Trimmed closely to the edge. A touch of foxing / marking, but not bad. Colours have faded a little. The map is page 19 of the Atlas Le nouveau théâtre du monde ou la géographie royale, published 1713. 230 x 300 mm (9 x 11¾ inches). Gravure sur cuivre, publiée en 1713 à Leyde par Pieter van der Aa. Une belle copie coloriée à la main de cette carte. Coupe près du bord. Une touche de rousseurs/marquage, mais pas mal. Les couleurs se sont un peu fanées. La carte est apparue pour la première fois dans le Nouveau Théâtre du Monde de Pieter, publié en 1713. 230 x 300 mm.

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  • La Géographie Françoise contenant les Descriptions, les Cartes, et le Blason des Provinces de France. by DU VAL, Pierre
    DU VAL, Pierre
    La Géographie Françoise contenant les Descriptions, les Cartes, et le Blason des Provinces de France.

    Paris: Chez l'auteur, 1677. Scarce. Original full leather binding. Gilt decorations and title to spine. Marbled endpapers. Beautifully illustrated with a double-page engraved title and hand numbered double page table of contents. Contains 34 double-page engraved maps, mounted on tabs. Uncoloured. Boards are a little rubbed at edges, contents in very good condition. 165 x 110 mm (6½ x 4¼ inches).

    . Rare. Reliure d'origine plein cuir. Décors dorés et titre au dos. Gardes marbrées. Magnifiquement illustré avec un titre gravé en double page et une table des matières en double page numérotée à la main. Contient 34 cartes gravées en double page, montées sur onglets. Incolore. Plats un peu frottés sur les bords, contenu en très bon état. 165 × 110 mm.

    Book ID: 3856
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  • Map of Bitchū (備中国, Bitchū no kuni), taken from Kokugun Zenzu / Atlas of Japan (De luxe version) by TADATAKA, Ino (compiled by Aoo, Motonobu & Eirakuua, Toshiro.)
    TADATAKA, Ino (compiled by Aoo, Motonobu & Eirakuua, Toshiro.)
    Map of Bitchū (備中国, Bitchū no kuni), taken from Kokugun Zenzu / Atlas of Japan (De luxe version)

    Japan: 1830. A map of the Bitchū (備中国, Bitchū no kuni) is a former province of Japan, located on the Japanese internal sea of west Honshu. it occupied the area west of the present day prefecture Okayama. Bitchu is next to the provinces Hoki, Mimasaka, Bizen and Bingo. is a former province of Japan, on the island Awaji, between the islands Honshu and Shikoku. it is part of the former region Nankaidō and is in the present day prefecture Hyogo. it is also called Tanshu (淡州). Printed on two pages (fixed together) on rice paper. Produced as part of Kokugun Zenzu (Atlas of Japan), mapped and prepared by Ino Tadataka, and compiled after his death by Motonobu Aoo and Toshiro…

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    Japan: 1830. A map of the Bitchū (備中国, Bitchū no kuni) is a former province of Japan, located on the Japanese internal sea of west Honshu. it occupied the area west of the present day prefecture Okayama. Bitchu is next to the provinces Hoki, Mimasaka, Bizen and Bingo. is a former province of Japan, on the island Awaji, between the islands Honshu and Shikoku. it is part of the former region Nankaidō and is in the present day prefecture Hyogo. it is also called Tanshu (淡州). Printed on two pages (fixed together) on rice paper. Produced as part of Kokugun Zenzu (Atlas of Japan), mapped and prepared by Ino Tadataka, and compiled after his death by Motonobu Aoo and Toshiro Eirakuua. This map is taken from the De-Luxe version of the map (the standard version was slightly smaller and printed on thinner paper). Contemporary colouring. Map measures 215 by 320mm (8½ by 12½ inches). A very nice clean copy. Strong colouring. No chips or tears. Ino Tadataka (1745-1818) was a Japanese surveyor and cartographer and is considered to be one of the fathers of modern Japan. Ino Tadataka was born in Kujukuri, a coastal village in Kazusa Province (Chiba Prefecture) at 17 he was adopted into the prosperous Ino clan. The Ino family were wealth rice merchantS and saki brewers based in Sawara (now a district of Katori, Chiba), a town in Shimo-Usa Province. Ino Tadataka served the family interests for nearly thirty-two years before turning his interests to mathematics, astronomy, and cartography. He moved to Edo (modern Tokyo) and there apprenticed himself to Takahashi Yoshitoki, a specialist in astronomy under the Tokugawa Shogunate. After five years of study he petitioned the Shogun for permission to map the coastline of Japan using modern techniques and his own money. The Shogun approved and Tadataka spent the next seventeen years surveying the country on foot. This monumental work resulted in a map and subsequent atlas of such extraordinary accuracy and detail that would be the definitive mapping of Japan for the next 100 years. The maps and atlases for which Ino Tadataka would be forever known were compiled by his friends and family and published approximately three years after his death. By the late 19th century Ino Tadataka's maps had become the standard for Japanese cartography and were avidly collected by wealthy merchants and bureaucrats throughout Japan. One such, a functionary in the Imperial household, actually managed to collect most of Ino Tadataka's surviving work which he stored in the Royal Palace. When the Palace was destroyed by fire in 1814 most of this prized collection went with it. Une carte du Bitchū (備中国, Bitchū no kuni) est une ancienne province du Japon, située sur la mer intérieure japonaise de l'ouest Honshu. il occupait la zone à l'ouest de l'actuelle préfecture d'Okayama. Bitchu est à côté des provinces Hoki, Mimasaka, Bizen et Bingo. est une ancienne province du Japon, sur l'île Awaji, entre les îles Honshu et Shikoku. il fait partie de l'ancienne région de Nankaidō et se trouve dans l'actuelle préfecture de Hyogo. on l'appelle aussi Tanshu (淡州). Imprimé sur deux pages (fixées ensemble) sur papier de riz. Produit dans le cadre de Kokugun Zenzu (Atlas du Japon), cartographié et préparé par Ino Tadataka, et compilé après sa mort par Motonobu Aoo et Toshiro Eirakuua. Cette carte est tirée de la version De-Luxe de la carte (la version standard était légèrement plus petite et imprimée sur du papier plus fin). Coloration contemporaine. La carte mesure 215 par 320 mm (8½ par 12½ pouces). Un très bel exemplaire propre. Coloration forte. Pas d'éclats ni de déchirures. Ino Tadataka (1745-1818) était un géomètre et cartographe japonais et est considéré comme l'un des pères du Japon moderne. Ino Tadataka est né à Kujukuri, un village côtier de la province de Kazusa (préfecture de Chiba) à 17 ans, il a été adopté par le prospère clan Ino. La famille Ino était constituée de riches marchands de riz et de brasseurs de saki basés à Sawara (aujourd'hui un district de Katori, Chiba), une ville de la province de Shimo-Usa. Ino Tadataka a servi les intérêts de la famille pendant près de trente-deux ans avant de se tourner vers les mathématiques, l'astronomie et la cartographie. Il a déménagé à Edo (Tokyo moderne) et y a fait son apprentissage chez Takahashi Yoshitoki, un spécialiste en astronomie sous le shogunat Tokugawa. Après cinq années d'études, il a demandé au shogun la permission de cartographier le littoral du Japon en utilisant des techniques modernes et son propre argent. Le shogun approuva et Tadataka passa les dix-sept années suivantes à arpenter le pays à pied. Ce travail monumental a abouti à une carte et à un atlas ultérieur d'une précision et de détails extraordinaires qui seraient la cartographie définitive du Japon pour les 100 prochaines années. Les cartes et les atlas pour lesquels Ino Tadataka serait à jamais connu ont été compilés par ses amis et sa famille et publiés environ trois ans après sa mort. À la fin du XIXe siècle, les cartes d'Ino Tadataka étaient devenues la norme pour la cartographie japonaise et étaient avidement collectées par de riches marchands et bureaucrates dans tout le Japon. L'un d'entre eux, un fonctionnaire de la maison impériale, a en fait réussi à rassembler la plupart des œuvres survivantes d'Ino Tadataka qu'il a stockées dans le palais royal. Lorsque le palais a été détruit par un incendie en 1814, la plupart de cette précieuse collection l'accompagnait.

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  • Map of East Echigo (越後国, Echigo no kuni) , taken from Kokugun Zenzu / Atlas of Japan (De luxe version) by TADATAKA, Ino (compiled by Aoo, Motonobu & Eirakuua, Toshiro.)
    TADATAKA, Ino (compiled by Aoo, Motonobu & Eirakuua, Toshiro.)
    Map of East Echigo (越後国, Echigo no kuni) , taken from Kokugun Zenzu / Atlas of Japan (De luxe version)

    Japan: 1830. A map of the East Echigo no Kuni province of Japan. (越後国) Printed on two pages (fixed together) on rice paper. Produced as part of Kokugun Zenzu (Atlas of Japan), mapped and prepared by Ino Tadataka, and compiled after his death by Motonobu Aoo and Toshiro Eirakuua. This map is taken from the De-Luxe version of the map (the standard version was slightly smaller and printed on thinner paper). Contemporary colouring. A very nice clean copy. Strong colouring. No chips or tears. "A really fine and amply detailed map reflecting the highest credit upon the scientific attainment of the Japanese. It is the best map of Japan in existence and very rare in Europe; as it is not…

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    Japan: 1830. A map of the East Echigo no Kuni province of Japan. (越後国) Printed on two pages (fixed together) on rice paper. Produced as part of Kokugun Zenzu (Atlas of Japan), mapped and prepared by Ino Tadataka, and compiled after his death by Motonobu Aoo and Toshiro Eirakuua. This map is taken from the De-Luxe version of the map (the standard version was slightly smaller and printed on thinner paper). Contemporary colouring. A very nice clean copy. Strong colouring. No chips or tears. "A really fine and amply detailed map reflecting the highest credit upon the scientific attainment of the Japanese. It is the best map of Japan in existence and very rare in Europe; as it is not allowed to be sold to foreigners". (Revue Orientale, 1869). Ino Tadataka (1745-1818) was a Japanese surveyor and cartographer and is considered to be one of the fathers of modern Japan. Ino Tadataka was born in Kujukuri, a coastal village in Kazusa Province (Chiba Prefecture) at 17 he was adopted into the prosperous Ino clan. The Ino family were wealth rice merchantS and saki brewers based in Sawara (now a district of Katori, Chiba), a town in Shimo-Usa Province. Ino Tadataka served the family interests for nearly thirty-two years before turning his interests to mathematics, astronomy, and cartography. He moved to Edo (modern Tokyo) and there apprenticed himself to Takahashi Yoshitoki, a specialist in astronomy under the Tokugawa Shogunate. After five years of study he petitioned the Shogun for permission to map the coastline of Japan using modern techniques and his own money. The Shogun approved and Tadataka spent the next seventeen years surveying the country on foot. This monumental work resulted in a map and subsequent atlas of such extraordinary accuracy and detail that would be the definitive mapping of Japan for the next 100 years. The maps and atlases for which Ino Tadataka would be forever known were compiled by his friends and family and published approximately three years after his death. By the late 19th century Ino Tadataka's maps had become the standard for Japanese cartography and were avidly collected by wealthy merchants and bureaucrats throughout Japan. One such, a functionary in the Imperial household, actually managed to collect most of Ino Tadataka's surviving work which he stored in the Royal Palace. When the Palace was destroyed by fire in 1814 most of this prized collection went with it. Une carte de la province orientale d'Echigo no Kuni au Japon. (越後国) Imprimé sur deux pages (fixées ensemble) sur du papier de riz. Produit dans le cadre de Kokugun Zenzu (Atlas du Japon), cartographié et préparé par Ino Tadataka, et compilé après sa mort par Motonobu Aoo et Toshiro Eirakuua. Cette carte est tirée de la version De-Luxe de la carte (la version standard était légèrement plus petite et imprimée sur du papier plus fin). Coloration contemporaine. Un très bel exemplaire propre. Coloration forte. Pas d'éclats ni de déchirures. « Une carte vraiment fine et amplement détaillée reflétant le plus grand crédit sur les réalisations scientifiques des Japonais. C'est la meilleure carte du Japon existante et très rare en Europe ; car il n'est pas autorisé à être vendu à des étrangers ». (Revue Orientale, 1869). Ino Tadataka (1745-1818) était un géomètre et cartographe japonais et est considéré comme l'un des pères du Japon moderne. Ino Tadataka est né à Kujukuri, un village côtier de la province de Kazusa (préfecture de Chiba) à 17 ans, il a été adopté par le prospère clan Ino. La famille Ino était constituée de riches marchands de riz et de brasseurs de saki basés à Sawara (aujourd'hui un district de Katori, Chiba), une ville de la province de Shimo-Usa. Ino Tadataka a servi les intérêts de la famille pendant près de trente-deux ans avant de se tourner vers les mathématiques, l'astronomie et la cartographie. Il a déménagé à Edo (Tokyo moderne) et y a fait son apprentissage chez Takahashi Yoshitoki, un spécialiste en astronomie sous le shogunat Tokugawa. Après cinq années d'études, il a demandé au shogun la permission de cartographier le littoral du Japon en utilisant des techniques modernes et son propre argent. Le shogun approuva et Tadataka passa les dix-sept années suivantes à arpenter le pays à pied. Ce travail monumental a abouti à une carte et à un atlas ultérieur d'une précision et de détails extraordinaires qui seraient la cartographie définitive du Japon pour les 100 prochaines années. Les cartes et les atlas pour lesquels Ino Tadataka serait à jamais connu ont été compilés par ses amis et sa famille et publiés environ trois ans après sa mort. À la fin du XIXe siècle, les cartes d'Ino Tadataka étaient devenues la norme pour la cartographie japonaise et étaient avidement collectées par de riches marchands et bureaucrates dans tout le Japon. L'un d'entre eux, un fonctionnaire de la maison impériale, a en fait réussi à rassembler la plupart des œuvres survivantes d'Ino Tadataka qu'il a stockées dans le palais royal. Lorsque le palais a été détruit par un incendie en 1814, la plupart de cette précieuse collection l'accompagnait.

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  • Map of England & Wales Divided into Counties Shewing the Principal Roads, Railways, Canals & the Rivers as far as they are Navigable by STARLING, Thos. and R. Creighton
    STARLING, Thos. and R. Creighton
    Map of England & Wales Divided into Counties Shewing the Principal Roads, Railways, Canals & the Rivers as far as they are Navigable

    London: S. Lewis and Co, 1848. Large folding map, now tipped on to card and behind cream passe-partout. From Lewis's "Atlas to the Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales". In very good condition. Perfect for framing. 480 x 390 mm (19 x 15¼ inches).

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  • Map of Middlesex, from Britannia Depicta by Thomas Bowles. by BOWEN, Emanuel
    BOWEN, Emanuel
    Map of Middlesex, from Britannia Depicta by Thomas Bowles.

    London: Thomas Bowles, 1720. Copper engraving by Emanuel Bowen published in the pocket road book 'Britannia Depicta' by Thomas Bowles from 1720. This was the first truly pocket sized road book for the traveller based on the surveys of John Ogilby published in large folio format 45 years earlier in 1675.
    The plates were printed on both sides of the paper, reducing the weight of the volume which required considerable organisation for the process of copperplate printing as the ink required an extensive drying-off period. The notes by John Owen were engraved by Emanuel Bowen on the copperplate surrounding the road maps and also on separate plates. The maps have become commonly known as "Owen & Bowen" maps. The…

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    London: Thomas Bowles, 1720. Copper engraving by Emanuel Bowen published in the pocket road book 'Britannia Depicta' by Thomas Bowles from 1720. This was the first truly pocket sized road book for the traveller based on the surveys of John Ogilby published in large folio format 45 years earlier in 1675.
    The plates were printed on both sides of the paper, reducing the weight of the volume which required considerable organisation for the process of copperplate printing as the ink required an extensive drying-off period. The notes by John Owen were engraved by Emanuel Bowen on the copperplate surrounding the road maps and also on separate plates. The maps have become commonly known as "Owen & Bowen" maps. The map is set below a decorative cartouche containing the title for the road from London to Bristol with the final part of the road from London to Berwick verso.
    190 x 120 mm (7½ x 4¾ inches).

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