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  • Antique Maps by John Tallis and Co.
    parts of the world These are among the most popular nineteenth century maps available to the collector The maps are very detailed with copious topographical and political information presented with excellent clarity However it is for their decorative borders and the small finely engraved vignettes of local scenes that these maps are particularly known and enjoyed General A Comparative View of the Principal Waterfalls Islands Lakes Rivers and Mountains in the Eastern Hemisphere 125 Western Hemisphere British America 150 Venezuela New Grenada Equador The Guyanas 165 British Guayana 165 Brazil 165 Chile La Plata 165 Falkland Islands and Patagonia 75 Europe Belgium 150 Sweden and Norway 150 Denmark 150 Railway Map of Great Britain double folio Uncolored 275 Channel Islands 125 Germany 150 Prussia 125 Hungary 150 Austria 150 Northern Italy 95 Southern Italy 95 Turkey in Europe 125 Asia Asia 175 The Crimea 110 Siege of Sebastopol 175 Arabia 165 Russia in Asia 150 Islands in the Indian Ocean 125 Africa Natal and Kaffraria 175 Australasia New South Wales 275 Victoria or Port Phillip 275 Part of South Australia 225 Van Diemen s Island or Tasmania 250 Islands of the Atlantic 125 City Plans and Regions England Birmingham double

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  • Antique Maps of Africa and South Africa
    of the nineteenth century as known at the time The text surrounding presents the history physical description and political state of the continent An excellent visual and verbal history of the country 250 John Thomson Africa From A New General Atlas Edinburgh J Thomson 1821 Engraving by Neele Son 19 1 2 x 23 1 4 Full original hand color Full Very good condition A lovely and detailed map of Africa from Scottish mapmaker John Thomson This map was issued shortly before the period of extensive European exploration on the interior so much of the continent is shown as Regions unexplored However by the time this map was published James Bruce had penetrated into Ethiopia and Mungo Park had explored in western Africa Thomson shows good details based on these exploration and where else he had information such as in the Congo and Southern Africa The map is divided somewhat arbitrarily into regions with lovely pastel coloring making the map as attractive as it is interesting 525 In 1831 Thomas Starling issued his Family Cabinet Atlas in 12mo format each small map filled with precise detail A year later the Philadelphia firm of Henry Charles Carey and Isaac Lea issued their version of this atlas Revised Corrected and Enlarged The maps were based on the British atlas but with the plates re engraved This is an interesting map showing the state of understanding of the dark continent at the time The coastal regions show different nations with towns and rivers noted The middle of the continent is mostly empty except the Donga Mountains are shown as the source of the Nile The hand color and small size makes this map as charming as it is interesting 75 Egypt 45 Western Africa Shows the Mountains of the Kong 60 Thomas G Bradford From A Comprehensive Atlas Geographical Historical Commercial Boston Wm B Ticknor 1835 7 3 4 x 10 Engravings Original outline color Very good condition unless noted otherwise A nice group of maps from Boston publisher and cartographer Thomas G Bradford Issued in 1835 Bradford s Atlas contained maps of the United States and other parts of the world based on the most up to date information available at the time Cities rivers lakes and some orography are depicted Because Bradford continued to update his maps as he issued them in different volumes this political information is very interesting for historic purposes Northern Africa Countries are named and indicated with original outline color from Biafra in the south west around the horn and along the Mediterranean and Red Seas to Zanguebar in the east 75 John Lothian Africa From New Edinburgh General Atlas Edinburgh J Gellatly London Henry Washbourne ca 1840 13 x 10 3 4 Engraving Original hand color Very good condition A fascinating map from the early 19th century This map shows the continent shortly after slaves were emancipated in the Cape Colony Detail is impressive with topography settlements and political divisions indicated Also many notes on local

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  • Antique Maps Of Egypt
    century Anthony Finley was a great popularizer of maps out of Philadelphia and one of the leading cartographic publishers in America His copper engraved maps are noted for their crisp appearance and interesting detail This map of Egypt at an interesting period of her history is typical of his work The bright hand color makes this map as attractive as it is informative 60 G Long Ancient Egypt London SDUK 1831 14 1 2 x 11 1 2 Engraving by J C Walker Original outline hand coloring Very good condition A detailed and precisely drawn map of Ancient Egypt issued 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 s maps are known for their accuracy and copious detail This map drawn by G Long Professor of Greek at London University is typical of their output 40 Thomas G Bradford Egypt From A Comprehensive Atlas Geographical Historical Commercial Boston J H Wilkins R B Carter 1842 Ca 9 7 8 x 7 5 8 Engraving Original outline color Light time toning Very good condition A nice map from Boston publisher and cartographer Thomas G Bradford This edition of Bradford s Atlas was issued in 1842 and it contained maps of the United States and other parts of the world based on the most up to date information available at the time This image of Egypt is typical of the output of the firm This is a very nice example of early American cartography showing the country at mid century 45 S Augustus Mitchell Egypt c From A New Universal Atlas Philadelphia S Augustus Mitchell 1847 15 x 12 1 2 Lithograph transfer from engraved plate Original hand coloring

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  • Antique Maps of Asia at The Philadelphia Print Shop
    in the early part of the eighteenth century a time when England was coming to the forefront of the world cartographic scene Senex was a popular and prolific mapmaker and the quality of his work is evidenced by his appointment as Geographer to Queen Anne This is a very attractive map of Asia combining the latest information available to Senex with the many misconceptions of the continent prevalent in Europe at the time Many rivers towns lake roads and other information is presented from the Urals to the East Indies An inset of ye supposed N Coast of Asia is given in the lower left to avoid too great a contraction of the scale The map is most confused in the seas to the north of Japan The Land of Iess and Company s Land are shown as indistinct and large land masses and north of them is an open Eastern Ocean Decoratively this map is quite appealing The neat strong engraving is nicely complimented by the outline hand coloring Senex included a charming title cartouche which shows two figures in Asian dress along with flora and fauna of the continent 1 200 John Senex A Map of Turkey Arabia and Persia Corrected from the latest Travels Observations of ye Royal Society From A New General Atlas London J Senex 1721 18 x 22 Double folio Engraving outline color Full margins Original outline color Excellent condition A large and attractive map of the Middle East based on the original map by the French geographer Guillaume Delisle and revised by John Senex An equal wealth of information is illustrated in southern Europe and north Africa The title is framed by an exquisite cartouche decorated with images of the Muslims who inhabit these lands A fine document 1 200 Go to page with maps of Turkey and the Turkish Empire Emanuel Bowen A New Exact Map of Asia From John Harris Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels London 1748 14 1 2 x 18 Engraving Repaired small hole in ocean at right just affecting part of text label Otherwise very good condition Emanuel Bowen was a map engraver printer and publisher in London in the mid eighteenth century He achieved considerable success in this field being appointed as engraver to both Louis XV of France and George II of Britain and later as Geographer to the latter He produced some of the most interesting maps of 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 Asia Compiled from Surveys authentick Journals assisted by the most approved modern Maps Charts Regulated by Astron Observations Interior detail is copious some accurate and some erroneous Bowen indicates the trade winds in the Indian Ocean and Pacific which was important information for the many trade vessels plying those waters in the eighteenth century Japan is somewhat strangely drawn but it is relatively accurately compared to many maps of the period To the north is DeGama s Land with its shore just sketched in part 425 Detail Thomas Woodroofe A Plain Chart of the Caspian Sea London J Hanway 1753 13 3 4 x 21 1 2 Engraving With folds as issued Split at fold at right and one tear just into image repaired Some light off setting Very good condition The first detailed chart of the Caspian sea based on the surveys of John Elton and Thomas Woodroofe They were both Englishmen who surveyed the sea in the early eighteenth century as part of the British trade in the area 450 Jean Janvier L Asie divisée en ses Principaux Etats From Atlas Moderne Paris Jean Lattré J Thomas 1762 12 1 4 x 17 5 8 Engraving Original hand outline color Lightly toned in margins not affecting image Else very good condition Jean Janvier was a French cartographer who worked in Paris in the latter part of the eighteenth century Among his output were some fine maps which appeared in Jean Lattré s Atlas Moderne This atlas contained maps of all parts of the world engraved by Lattré the Graveur Ordinaire du Roi Janvier s maps contained the best information available at the time even though some of it was erroneous This map of Europe is a good example of this for the information on the coastlines islands rivers major cities is all excellent Janvier shows the political divisions of the continent emphasized subtly by the hand applied outline color The map has an elaborate and lovely title cartouche that graces the upper left corner A wonderful map of Europe from the period 425 Guillaume Delisle Terrae Sanctae Tabula e Scripturae Sacrae Flavii Josephi Eusebii et Divi Hieronymi From Rigobert Bonne s Atlas Moderne ou Collection de Cartes sur toutes les parties du Globe Terrestre Paris Lattré and Delalain 1763 Two sheets each 13 1 2 x 19 1 2 Original hand color Some minor blemishes Otherwise very good condition Laor 245 A beautiful two sheet map of the Holy Land originally done by Guillaume Delisle but edited by his brother Joseph after his death Palestine shown divided among the Tribes Typical of the French school of cartography the decorative elements of the map are kept to the cartouches In this particular one the ten commandments are included 550 Go to page with other maps of the Holy Land An Accurate Map of Asia from the Latest Improvements by Astronomical Observances From Drake s Voyages London T Cooke 1771 7 1 2 x 11 1 4 Engraved by R Reynolds Hand outline color 150 Rigobert Bonne L Asie From Bonne s Atlas de toutes les parties connues du Globe Terrestre Paris 1780 9 x 12 3 4 Engraving by André Very good condition Rigobert Bonne was the Royal Hydrographer of France so his primary interest was in marine charts However with his

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  • Antique Maps Of Arabia and Persia
    of intense British interest in the region mostly as the result of their conflict with France It is thus not surprising that Cary s maps are very detailed for he was one of the leading British cartographers of the time The map illustrates the region from the eastern shore of the Black Sea in the northwest to the Indus River in the east The individual provinces or states are indicated and their borders delicately outlined with hand color 425 John Cary Persia From Cary s New Universal Atlas London J Cary 1816 9 1 8 x 11 1 4 Engraving Original hand color With scattered light foxing Otherwise very good condition From another series of detailed maps by John Cary Though on a smaller scale the detail is just as abundant as Cary s earlier edition By 1816 the year of this map s publication many of the boundaries and territories had changed as is indicated by the contrasting pastel coloring Rivers towns and other topographical information are also clearly presented with very crisp engravings giving an almost three dimensional appearance 250 G Long M A The Eastern Part of the Ancient Persian Empire London SDUK 1831 11 1 2 x 14 1 8 Engraving by J C Walker Original outline hand coloring Stain in lower left corner Otherwise very good condition A detailed and precisely drawn map of Ancient Persia issued 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 s maps are known for their accuracy This map drawn by G Long Professor of Greek at London University is typical of their output It is a precise cartographic document that is a splendid example of the best scientific work of the era 50 John Lothian Persia From New Edinburgh General Atlas Edinburgh J Gellatly London Henry Washbourne ca 1840 10 x 12 1 2 Engraving Original hand color Very good condition A pair of lovely and well produced map from John Lothian s New Edinburgh General Atlas Published jointly in London and Edinburgh this atlas contained maps with very good detail of towns and cities river and lakes orography and political divisions In this period the United Kingdom had established itself as the dominate economic and cartographic nation and the maps from this atlas bespeak the quality of British mapmakers Each map is finely hand colored making them as attractive as they are historically interesting 125 Henry S Tanner Persia Arabia c From Tanner s New Universal Atlas Philadelphia Carey Hart 1843 11 1 4 x 14 Engraving by W Haviland Full original hand coloring Very good condition An excellent map of the Arabian peninsula and neighboring Persia by the great American cartographer Henry Schenck Tanner In 1816 Henry his brother Benjamin John Vallance and Francis Kearny formed an engraving firm in Philadelphia Having had experience at map engraving through his work with John Melish Tanner

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  • Antique Maps Of China
    power was rising and mapmaking as an art and science kept pace Cary used existing maps and new surveys to provide his clients with the most up to date information on all parts of the world Inaccuracies might be evident but they reflect the state of knowledge in western Europe when they were made This was the best information then available by a man who with his sons was one of the most prominent makers of maps and globes in the World 425 China Contains 15 Subject Provinces including the 2 Islands of Hainan Formosa and the Tributary Kingdoms of Korea Tonkin From Robert Wilkinson s General Atlas of the World Quarters Empires Kingdoms States etc with Appropriate Tables London Robert Wilkinson 1801 8 3 4 x 11 Engraving by J Roper Original hand color Very good condition A typically detailed and neat British map of China Detail includes towns rivers and some other topography Political divisions are shown with contrasting colors With the lovely hand color and precise engraving the map is decorative as well as historically interesting 245 John Cary A New Map of Chinese Independent Tartary from the latest authorities From Cary s New Universal Atlas London J Cary 1806 18 x 20 Engraving Full original hand color Some light spots in margins Else very good condition This map was drawn engraved and published by John Cary fl 1769 1836 in London for the 1801 edition of his New Universal Atlas Amidst the turmoil of the Napoleonic wars British Naval power was rising and mapmaking as both art and science kept pace Cary used existing maps and new surveys to provide his clients with the most up to date information on all parts of the world Inaccuracies may be evident but they reflect the knowledge in western Europe at the time they were made This map shows East Asia with excellent and geographically depicted detail The original hand color adds a strong decorative appeal to this historic map 325 John Cary Chinese and Independent Tartary From Cary s New Universal Atlas London J Cary 1816 9 1 8 x 11 1 4 Engraving Original hand color Excellent condition This map was drawn engraved and published by John Cary fl 1769 1836 in London for the 1816 quarto edition of his New Universal Atlas It shows cities and roads as well as topographical details 195 C Gros Geographical and Historical Map of China From C V Lavoisne s A Complete Genealogical Historical Chronological Atlas Philadelphia M Carey Son 1821 8 1 2 x 10 1 2 map 16 1 2 x 20 1 8 full page with text Engraving by Young Original hand color Minor browning along center seam and outside margins chips in upper right margin Otherwise very good condition A very informative map of the East from Lavoisne s Historical Atlas The maps from this atlas are wonderful both for their attractive geography and for the historic text which surrounds each map The text provides information

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  • Antique Maps Of The Holy Land
    to behold 225 After C J Visscher De gelegentheyt van t Paradys en t Landt Canaan Amsterdam Pieter Dordrecht Jacob Keur 1730 12 x 17 1 2 Engraving Very good condition Laor 806 A striking map of the middle east based on an earlier map by C J Visscher and issued in a 1730 Dutch Bible The map illustrates events and locations from early biblical times and contains some attractive vignettes in the corners and at the bottom The corner images relate to the events in the Garden of Eden and the bottom image shows Noah s ark 350 Willem Albert Bachiene Afbeelding van T Land van Israel From a Dutch Bible Gorinchem Uitgegeven Nicolaas Goetzee 1749 19 x 15 Engraving With narrow margins as issued Very good condition One of a series of maps of the Holy Land during different historic epochs issued in a mid eighteenth century Dutch bible This map was drawn by Willem Albert Bachiene a Dutch preacher astronomer and geographer The map has a baroque title cartouche This map of the Land of Israel with all the locations and geographic features mentioned in the Bible indicated The illustration is of Moses looking out from Mount Nebo at the land he was forbidden to enter 300 Johann Christoph Harenberg Palaestina in XII Tribus Nuremberg Homann Heirs 1750 18 7 8 x 20 1 2 Engraving Original outline color Very good condition Laor 41 This map includes an insert map of Palestine divided according to different regions at different times 600 Guillaume Delisle Terrae Sanctae Tabula e Scripturae Sacrae Flavii Josephi Eusebii et Divi Hieronymi From Rigobert Bonne s Atlas Moderne ou Collection de Cartes sur toutes les parties du Globe Terrestre Paris Lattré and Delalain 1763 Two sheets each 13 1 2 x 19 1 2 Original hand color Some minor blemishes Otherwise very good condition Laor 245 A beautiful two sheet map of the Holy Land originally done by Guillaume Delisle but edited by his brother Joseph after his death Palestine shown divided among the Tribes Typical of the French school of cartography the decorative elements of the map are kept to the cartouches In this particular one the ten commandments are included 550 John Blair Palestinae seu Terre Promissionis in duodecim Tribus Partitae Facies Antiqua From Chronology History of the World London J Blair 1768 Double folio Engraved by Thomas Kitchin 16 1 2 x 22 1 2 neat lines plus full margins Laor 108 Excellent condition A detailed map of the entire Middle East ranging from eastern Cyprus in the west to well into the valleys of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers It depicts north to Asia Minor and south to the Nile Valley and Arabia It is based on the latest information available in the eighteenth century of the ancient world and credited to John Blair however his source is probably French since the prime meridian is the Isle de Fer The crisp engraving is typical of Kitchin s work with its

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  • Antique Maps Of India
    used was the best available in London at the beginning of the nineteenth century meaning the best in the world so this map is not only attractive but provides an excellent cartographic picture of the world at the time 150 Maps by John Cary From Cary s New Universal Atlas London J Cary 1816 Ca 9 x 11 Engravings by John Cary Original hand color Most with some scattered light foxing Otherwise very good condition A series of detailed quarto sized maps of all parts of the world 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 Rivers towns roads and other information is clearly presented with very crisp engravings and the maps have an almost three dimensional topographical appearance The subtle hand coloring adds a decorative touch to these fine early nineteenth century historic documents Sindetic Hindoostan or the Countries occupied by the Sinde or Indus 150 Central Division of Hindoostan 150 Southern Division of Hindoostan 150 John Cary A New Map of Hindoostan from the Latest Authority From Cary s New Universal Atlas London J Cary 1825 18 1 4 x 20 Engraving Minor wear in outside margins and along center seam Otherwise very good condition Another map by English mapmaker John Cary This full size map of Hindoostan includes an insert of the Island of Ceylon 450 Anthony Finley India From A New General Atlas Philadelphia A Finley 1825 Small folio Engravings by Young Delleker Original full hand coloring Very good 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 very concerned to depict as up to date information as was possible and thus his maps present an accurate picture of the world in the early decades of the nineteenth century From an excellent series of maps from the nascent American cartographic world 65 Maps by the SDUK London Chapman Hall 1831 35 All approx 15 1 2 x 12 1 4 Engraving by J C Walker Original outline hand coloring Very good condition A group of interesting maps of regions of India 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 Here they have produced fine maps of India These maps are fine historical documents and coupled with each other or individually they are excellent examples of the quality of work done by the SDUK India II Madras Presidency 50

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