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ANTIQUE MAP: CHART OF THE WORLD ON MERCATORS PROJECTION.

BERGHAUS, Hermann, 1828-1890 : CHART OF THE WORLD ON MERCATORS PROJECTION.

Gotha : Justus Perthes, 1871. The seventh revision of this standard nineteenth-century wall-chart, originally published in 1863 and specifically designed for the British market to show “the lines of oceanic mail steam communication and overland routes, the international aerial and submarine telegraphs; and the principal tracks of sailing vessels; showing some continental surface characteristics, the oceanic currents and important deep-sea soundings”, etc. Twenty-five inset maps and plans add more detail of air currents, magnetic variation, projected canals, overland crossings, the principal ports, etc.
Tint lithograph on paper, with original hand colour on routes, borders, etc. Eight sheets, joining to give an overall size of 974 x 1554mm (approx. 38-1/4” x 61-1/4”). Mounted on linen, edged with pink ribbon and fitted with loops for hanging, and folding into its original card folder with printed label in both English and German; the folder worn and split in two; short split to linen backing at one point; some small marks, mainly to verso; some minor surface dustiness, but the chart still overall in very good condition.

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ANTIQUE MAP: THE WORLD, FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES.

KITCHIN, Thomas, 1719-1784 : THE WORLD, FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES.

[London : for J. Knox, 1770]. An attractive double-hemisphere map of the world as known in the west before the discoveries of Captain Cook, with Australia and New Zealand still imperfect and shadowy outlines. Decorated with rococo work in the spandrels and a view of a distant city. Originally engraved by Thomas Kitchin for William Guthrie’s “A New Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar” (1770).
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 185 x 366mm (approx. 7-3/8” x 14-1/2”). Faint old folds, a few slight marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£400

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ANTIQUE MAP: [MAP OF THE WORLD] MAPEMONDE PLANISPHERE OU CARTE GENERALE DU MONDE = GENERALE WARELD KAART.

LA FEUILLE, Daniel de, 1640-1709 : [MAP OF THE WORLD] MAPEMONDE PLANISPHERE OU CARTE GENERALE DU MONDE = GENERALE WARELD KAART.

Amsterdam : chez D. de la Feuille, [1706]. A most attractive antique map of the world in hemispheres. Originally produced for the “Oorlogs Tabletten ...” published by Daniel de la Feuille at Amsterdam in 1706.
Copper line engraving on paper, with original hand colour. Engraved surface 153 x 215mm (approx. 6” x 8-1/2”). Very minor repair to foot of fold, some slight browning and faint marking, one small hole, single vertical crease, but a very good and crisp impression, with warm and rich original colour. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£400

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ANTIQUE MAP: A NEW MAP OF THE WHOLE WORLD WITH THE TRADE WINDS ACCORDING TO YE LATEST AND MOST EXACT OBS-ERVATIONS.

MOLL, Herman, fl.1678-1732 : A NEW MAP OF THE WHOLE WORLD WITH THE TRADE WINDS ACCORDING TO YE LATEST AND MOST EXACT OBS-ERVATIONS.

[London : for Thomas Bowles and John Bowles], 1727 [but ca.1732]. A handsome map of the world in hemispheres – the extremes of the earth as yet unknown in Europe – California shown as an island, the coastlines of “New Zeeland”, “New Holland” and “Japon” hazy and incomplete. Inset between the spandrels are a map of the North Pole, notes on the prevailing trade-winds and the northern and southern signs of the zodiac, while along the lower border is a frieze depicting the people and riches of the earth. Originally produced in 1727 for Moll’s “Atlas Minor”, but here in a slightly later but still early impression.
Copper line engraving on paper. Original outline hand colour. Engraved surface 198 x 262 (approx. 7-3/4” x 10-1/4”). Some very minor dustiness in a few small places, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

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WALLIS, Edward, 1787?-1868 – publisher : A NEW MAP OF THE WORLD.

WALLIS, Edward, 1787?-1868 – publisher : A NEW MAP OF THE WORLD.

London : Edward Wallis, [ca.1820]. An extremely uncommon jigsaw map of the world, produced for educational purposes – the world in hemispheres, with six ancillary maps showing circles, zones, parallels, meridians, definitions, etc. First produced by Wallis’s father, John Wallis (1745?-1818) in 1800, but here with some revision – Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) now shown as a separate island, additional island groups in the Pacific, etc.
Copper line engraving on paper, with original hand colour. 257 x 445mm (approx. 10-1/8” x 17-1/2”). Dissected into about fifty pieces and mounted on wood; a few minor marks and specks, but complete and overall in very good condition. Just one copy (an incomplete example in the Library of Congress) of the 1800 edition located in major libraries worldwide, and none at all of this revised version.

£1,000

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