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  • Antique Maps Of Spain and Portugal
    contrasting pastel shade and the major cities are illustrated with city vignettes colored red Two decorative cartouches and the Spanish royal crest a sea monster and two sailing ships add to the wonderful decorative appeal of this excellent map 850 Other maps of Spain Portugal by Blaeu Amsterdam 1643 50 Ca 15 x 20 Engravings Excellent original hand color Very good condition except as noted Castille Utriusque Castilliae nova description 450 Leon Asturius Legionis Regnum et Asturiarum Principatus Uncolored 275 Navarra Navarra Regnum From 1655 atlas with Latin text on verso 450 Frederick De Wit Novissima et Accuratissima Regnorum Hispaniae et Portugalliae Amsterdam F De Wit ca 1680 19 1 2 x 23 Engraving Original hand color Some minor wear along centerfold and a few repaired tears Overall very good condition A lovely seventeenth century map of the entire Iberian peninsula by Frederick de Wit De Wit followed in the footsteps of the earlier Dutch cartographic publishers Jansson and Blaeu and like them he issued maps known for their beautiful engraving and hand coloring Detail is dense and accurate but it is for the aesthetic features that this map most shines The original hand color is carefully applied and enhances the elaborate title cartouche in the lower left corner A most decorative and informative map 775 John Senex A Map of Old New Castile From the Observations of Rodrigo Mendes Silva and others London J Senex ca 1720 17 1 2 x 21 1 2 Engraving Full original hand color Very good condition A handsome map of Castile by John Senex from the early 18th century 250 Maps by Georg Matthäus and Albrecht Carl Seutter From Atlas Minor Augsburg G M Seutter 1744 Quarto Engraving by T C Lotter Full original color with uncolored cartouche as issued Very good condition With vibrant color good impressions and very attractive A beautiful map of Spain and Portugal from Georg Matthäus Seutter s Atlas Minor Seutter entered the cartographic world in 1697 as an apprentice to Johann Baptist Homann but he soon set up his own flourishing map business in Augsburg He was so successful that he was appointed as the Geographer to the Imperial Court His son Albrecht Carl joined his father and eventually inherited the business The maps from this atlas were drawn by the two Seutters and were engraving by Tobias C Lotter who later took over the business from Albrecht These maps typically of German output are highly detailed and engraved with a bold hand Equally strong is the original hand color in the body of the map The cartouches were left uncolored in order to emphasize the elaborately detailed illustrations for which German maps are especially prized These are some of the most decorative and interesting maps of the mid eighteenth century Novissima et accuratissima Regnorum Hispaniae et Portugalliae 350 Portugallia et Algarbiae Regna 350 Giovanni Antonio Rizzi Zannoni Mapa dos Reynos de Portugal E Algarve two sheets From Atlas Moderne Paris Jean Lattré J Thomas 1762 Each

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  • Antique Maps Of Switzerland
    information indicates mountain ranges rivers and lakes An interesting and handsome map from the end of the 18th century 65 John Cary A New Map of Swisserland divided into its Cantons and Dependencies including the Grisons etc London John Cary 1799 18 x 20 in engraving full original hand color Full margins a few slight page creases and one small piece of lower margin missing very good condition A highly detailed map of Switzerland by John Cary ca 1754 1835 the founder of the famous English cartographic firm From about mid way through the eighteenth century British cartographers were the best in the world and the maps produced by Cary are good examples of the quality they achieved Detail is copious and precisely delineated including mountains roads rivers towns lakes and political divisions Cary also gives information on the history of county development and their respective religious affiliations Each county is colored in a contrasting pastel shade which makes this a crisp attractive map Overall this is a fine map of Switzerland from the end of the eighteenth century 450 William Darton Jr Switzerland From Atlas to Walker s Geography London Vernor and Hood etc 1802 6 1 2 x 8 1 2 Engraving Original outline color Centerfold as issued Very good condition William Darton Sr started his mapmaking business in 1787 in London and thus began a cartographic publishing house that would last in various manifestations until the 1860s William Darton Jr joined his father late in the eighteenth century and these are maps engraved by him for Walker s Geography While not large the maps contain an impressive amount of detail carefully presented The information used was the best available in London at the beginning of the nineteenth century meaning the best in the world so these maps are not only attractive but provide an excellent cartographic picture of the world at the time 40 Aaron Arrowsmith Switzerland From A New and Elegant General Atlas By Aaron Arrowsmith and Samuel Lewis Boston Thomas Andrews 1812 8 x 9 7 8 Engraving Full margins Very good condition An uncolored map of Switzerland from Mont St Bernard in the south to Lake Constance in the north from an early American atlas The European maps from this atlas are the work of Aaron Arrowsmith 1750 1833 an Englishman who was the foremost cartographer of his period Towns rivers and political boundaries are clearly noted 45 A Finley Switzerland Philadelphia A Finley 1824 Small folio Engravings by Young Delleker 10 1 4 x 13 1 4 Full hand coloring Full margins Excellent condition In the 1820 s Anthony Finley produced a series of fine atlases in the then leading American cartographic center Philadelphia Finley s work is a good example of the quality that American publishers were beginning to obtain Each map is elegantly presented with crisp and clear engraving and very attractive pastel hand shading Topographical and political information is copious including counties towns rivers roads and so on Finley was

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  • Antique Maps of the British Isles
    this atlas which was first issued in 1611 by John Sudbury and George Humble It is one of the most influential atlases of the British Isles ever published The atlas contains maps of the entire British Isles the individual nations and separate maps for the counties These maps were primarily based on the work of Christopher Saxton and John Norden but Speed updated information where possible and he added new cartographic features such as town plans and indications of the hundreds making his maps the most detailed and up to date of their time Speed s maps are some of the most appealing cartographic images ever produced He included intricate calligraphy coats of arms town plans small profiles of important buildings vignettes of battles fancy compass roses figures of local inhabitants cherubs and many other attractive features Once part of the realm of Normandy fifteen miles off Cotentin these islands were administered by the Tudor and Stuart kings They retained their French laws and language and were never of great strategic importance for Great Britain They did provide observation posts in many wars and had some economic products such as fishing Greater detail is here provided for the two largest island Guernsey and Jersey with Sark Herne and Iethou included on the Guernsey map Typical of all Speed s maps these show buildings such as windmills and houses and on Jersey the parish churches A first edition of this map 475 Joan Blaeu Huntingdonensis Comitatus Huntington Shire Amsterdam J Blaeu 1645 15 x 19 1 2 Engraving Lovely original hand color Laid on board otherwise very good condition The Blaeu cartographic firm of Amsterdam was started by Willem Blaeu at the beginning of the sixteenth century The firm soon grew to become the largest and most important cartographic publishing firms in the world run by his sons Cornelis until his death in 1642 and Joan The maps issued by the Blaeu firm are known for their fine engraving coloring and design and have been called the highest expression of Dutch cartographic art This beautiful map of Huntintonshire is typical of the work of the Blaeu s with clear topographical information as well as profuse decorative elements The basic cartographic information is derived from Speed s map but presented with typical Blaeu elegance and decorative flourishes 400 Go to page with our British county maps Britannicarum Insularum Typus 17th century 4 3 4 x 4 7 8 Engraving Stain in top margin trimmed to neat line and small chip at bottom Folds as issued Else very good condition A charming miniature map of the British Isles with North at the right 225 Scotland or North Britain From A New and Elegant General Atlas London Laurie Whittle 1801 1810 9 7 8 x 8 Engraving Original color Some light stains in lower right Otherwise excellent condition In 1794 Robert Laurie and James Whittle took over Robert Sayer s important publishing business in London and continued to produce maps of the highest quality

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  • Antique Maps Of Scotland
    the scale of miles cartouche illustrates putti playing with a cartographer s measuring chain 450 Scotland or North Britain From A New and Elegant General Atlas London Laurie Whittle 1801 1810 9 7 8 x 8 Engraving Original color Some light stains in lower right Otherwise excellent condition In 1794 Robert Laurie and James Whittle took over Robert Sayer s important publishing business in London and continued to produce maps of the highest quality into the early nineteenth century With access to the best geographic records and the finest craftsmen the maps issued by Laurie Whittle are among the best of the period This map of the Scotland contains surprisingly good detail in a small format Rivers lakes and many settlements are shown Also of interest are the shires which are indicated with contrasting pastel shades An interesting and most attractive map from the beginning of the nineteenth century 225 Sidney Hall Scotland London Longman Rees Orme Brown Green 1830 Two double folio maps Each 16 1 4 x 22 Engravings Original outline color Some transference and minor spotting Overall very good condition A two part map by British cartographer Sidney Hall issued in London in 1830 Though other countries including the United States had by then developed cartographic industries of considerable quality British map publishers were still the best in the world Here Scotland is divided into two halves An insert of the Shetlands is included in the Southern sheet and the Orkneys are included in the Northern one 150 M Malte Brun Scotland From A System of Universal Geography or A Description of All The Parts Of the World Boston Samuel Walker 1834 9 3 8 x 7 1 2 Engraving Very good condition From Malte Brun s Universal Geography issued in Boston in 1834 The text covered all aspects of the world and included numerous tables and over 70 engraved maps of which this is one 125 SDUK Environs of Edinburgh London Baldwin Cradock 1834 12 x 15 1 4 Engraving Outline hand color Very good condition A detailed and precisely drawn map of the region around Edinburgh by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge SDUK This wonderful English enterprise was devoted to the spreading of up to date information and the enhancing of understanding The Society is noted for their excellent maps in particular their series of city maps of all parts of the world A fine map of the city from the first part of the nineteenth century 85 SDUK Scotland I Scotland II Scotland III London SDUK 1834 Each approx 12 3 4 x 15 1 2 Engravings Outline hand color Very good condition Three other maps by SDUK these detailed maps showing parts of Scotland Scotland I shows southern Scotland Scotland II shows the Highlands Included is a list of all of the counties as well as their former names The Orkneys Hebrides and Shetlands are the subject of Scotland III Each 40 William Johnson Johnston s Map of the County

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  • British County Maps
    John Speed s rendering A wonderful and early image 65 Go to page with other maps from the Speed miniature atlas Jan Jansson Essexiæ Descriptio The Description of Essex Amsterdam J Jansson ca 1640 Engraving Ca 15 x 19 1 2 Original outline color Some repaired marginal tears and some paper toning but overall very good condition Along with those of his rival Joan Blaeu cf below Jan Jansson produced some of the most sought after and decorative maps of British counties Jansson the son in law of Jodocus Hondius partnered with the latter s son in publishing atlases containing beautiful maps of all parts of the world One of these atlases included county maps of the British Isles including these excellent images They show impressive detail and include decorative cartouches as well as other decorative flourishes 625 Maps by Joan Blaeu Amsterdam J Blaeu ca 1645 60 Engravings Folio maps Full original hand coloring Full margins Very good condition The Blaeu cartographic firm of Amsterdam was started by Willem Blaeu at the beginning of the sixteenth century The firm soon grew to become the largest and most important cartographic publishing firms in the world run by his sons Cornelis until his death in 1642 and Joan The maps issued by the Blaeu firm are known for their fine engraving coloring and design and have been called the highest expression of Dutch cartographic art These beautiful maps of British counties issued by the firm are typical of their work with clear topographical information as well as profuse decorative elements These include coats of arms and heraldic shields of various local noblemen and delightfully illustrated title cartouches Devonia Vulgo Devon shire Later color and some paper toning 550 Insula Sacra vulgo Holy Island et Farne 250 Huntingdonensis Comitatus Huntington Shire Laid on board 400 Rutlandia Comitatus Rutlandshire Separation at bottom along center fold 325 Westmoria Comitatus Anglice Westmorland 550 Tim Pont Evia et Escia Scotis Evsdail et Eskdail Scotland 375 Robert Morden Wilt Shire From William Camden s Britannia London Edmund Gibson 1695 First edition Ca 14 x 16 1 2 except as noted Uncolored as issued Full margins Very good condition except as noted A map of Wiltshire from Camden s famous description of Great Britain issued the late seventeenth century These maps are noted for their clear detail and attractive cartouches Of particular interest is Morden s measurement of longitude based on a prime meridian through St Paul s Cathedral in London shown in minutes at the top and degrees at the bottom 210 Go to listing of other maps from Camden s Britannia Emanuel Bowen An Accurate Map of Berkshire London J T Bowles R Sayer J Tinney 1756 60 21 x 27 Engraving by E Bowen Narrow margin at bottom otherwise full margins Original outline color Some small iron gall ink stains in top corners Light stain in left margin extending 1 3 4 inside neat line at widest point Small replaced section in left margin 2

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  • Antique Maps Of Ireland
    the World London Henry Teesdale Co 1834 16 1 4 x 13 1 4 Engraving by J Dower Original hand color Very good condition A map of Ireland by British cartographer J Dower Though other countries including the United States had by then developed cartographic industries of considerable quality British map publishers were still the best in the world This map is typical of their output with clear and precise engraving depicting copious up to date information Towns rivers roads political boundaries and topography are shown from throughout The hand coloring beautifully applied makes this map as handsome as it is interesting 475 Sidney Hall Ireland From Black s General Atlas Edinburgh A C Black 1850 19 1 8 x 15 1 2 Steel engraving Original hand outline color Excellent condition From a series of precisely detailed maps of the world from one of the leading British mapmaking firms of the nineteenth century Adam and Charles Black issued atlases from the 1840s through the 80s keeping their maps as current as possible Note the progress of railroads out of Dublin This handsome map is a good example of their output 225 Ireland From A New Universal Atlas Philadelphia S Augustus Mitchell 1851 12 x 9 1 2 Lithograph transfer from engraved plate Original hand coloring Full margins Light spot at top margin just into neat line Otherwise very good condition A strong map of Ireland from S Augustus Mitchell For much of the middle part of the nineteenth century the Mitchell firm dominated American cartography in output and influence S Augustus Mitchell Jr s maps of the 1860s are probably the best known issues of this firm but his father s earlier efforts are excellent maps derived from H S Tanner s atlas of the 1830s This map of Ireland

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  • Antique Maps of the Mediterranean
    his time Despite his royal appointments and apparent success Bowen died in poverty in 1767 Through all the vicissitudes of his life however Emanuel Bowen s maps continued at a very high level of quality as exemplified by this nicely detailed map of Europe Drawn from the best Authorities assisted by the most approved Modern Charts Maps and adjusted by Astronomical Observations Interior detail is copious and accurate Bowen includes charming decoration on the title cartouche an allegorical depiction of the rivers of Europe and a small sailing ship as homage to the British tradition of trade 275 Fielding Lucas Jr Europe From A New and Elegant General Atlas Containing Maps of each of the United States Baltimore F Lucas Jr 1816 Folio Engravings Full original hand color Light manuscript and blemishes in margins Scattered small spots Else fine condition A fine map showing all of the Mediterranean by Baltimore cartographer Fielding Lucas Jr 1781 1854 Lucas appears to have become involved in the publishing and book trade while a resident of Philadelphia from 1798 to 1804 when he moved to Baltimore In 1807 Lucas joined Conrad Lucas Co and then in 1810 he set up his own business at 138 Market Street There Lucas first got involved in cartographic publishing with his New and Elegant General Atlas of 1816 In the second decade of the nineteenth century through his Philadelphia contacts Lucas was one of the major contributors to Carey Lea s atlas of 1823 Concurrently with this involvement Lucas brought out his own General Atlas containing 104 maps of all parts of the world Lucas during his 50 years of residence in Baltimore established himself as a prominent citizen of that city serving as President of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad President of the Board of School Commissioners and as President of the Second Branch of the City Council But it is for his important role in early American cartography that Lucas is best remembered 150 John Cary Europe From Cary s New Universal Atlas London J Cary 1816 9 x 11 1 8 Engraving Original hand color Scattered light foxing mostly in margins Else very good condition A detailed map of Europe by John Cary ca 1754 1835 the founder of the famous English cartographic firm From about mid way through the eighteenth century British cartographers were the best in the world and the maps produced by Cary are good examples of the quality they achieved Cary was very concerned with the changing political situation in the world so this map shows Europe at that date Rivers towns political divisions and topography are presented with crisp engravings the hatchuring along the coastline giving the map a three dimensional appearance The subtle hand coloring adds a decorative touch to this fine early nineteenth century historic document 150 John Thomson Chart of the Mediterranean Sea From A New General Atlas Edinburgh J Thomson 1817 19 1 8 x 19 3 4 Engraving by Neele Full original hand color Fine

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  • Antique city plans from the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
    some margins Very good condition except as noted Detailed and clearly drawn maps of major cities of the world by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge SDUK This wonderful English enterprise was devoted to the spreading of up to date information and the enhancing of geographical understanding These precise views of 19th century geography are splendid examples of the Society s work Each city map shows the streets topography and major buildings of the city depicted Also included are either inset views of the city and its buildings or a series of sketches of the facades of major buildings Decorative and informative British Isles Environs of London 150 Birmingham 85 Birmingham With chips and tears in margins Some into neat line 70 Liverpool 150 Environs of Edinburgh 85 The Environs of Dublin 85 Northern Europe Antwerp 95 Brussels 85 Brussels Chips in margins Just into neat line top left 45 Dresden Chips in margins Not affecting image 75 Frankfort 125 Hamburg 125 Western Europe Bordeaux 115 Marseille 80 Toulon 80 Madrid 125 Southern Europe Venice Double folio 350 Turin 80 Syracuse 75 Eastern Europe Vienna 135 Asia None currently available United States Boston with Charlestown and Roxbury NA

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