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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
1 Gerardus Mercator ' Iudocus Hondius ' Title Pages
Hondius
1620
A
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 17.5 x 15 inches)

Exquisite portrait of two of the most important mapmakers during the Dutch dominance of cartography. Gerard Mercator is shown with his successor, Jodocus Hondius, seated at a table surrounded by the implements of their trade. The fine portrait is set within an elaborate strap work frame that encompasses a map of Europe. The scene was engraved by Coletta Hondius, in tribute to her late husband, ...
2 Toonneel des Aerdrycx, oft Nieuwe Atlas, uytghegheven door Wilhelm en Iohan Blaeu. Tweede Deels Tweede Stuck Title Pages
Blaeu Family
1642
A
  $190.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 9.8 x 16 inches)

A fine title page in the classic architectural style of the Renaissance. The title is flanked by two pillars capped by pediments supporting the multiple-quartered coat of arms of Spain. At sides are the allegorical female representations of the four continents. The Dutch title and imprint are pasted onto the engraved architectural framework, as was customary with title pages.
3 The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine. Presenting an Exact Geography of the Kingdomes of England Scotland and Ireland and the Isles Adjoyning' Title Pages
John Speed
1676
B
  $550.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 9.5 x 14.8 inches)

This superb title page is from this prestigious English atlas. The title is presented in an elaborate architectural framework with alcoves featuring a native Britain at top flanked with the figures of four invaders - a Roman, Saxon, Dane, and Norman. The sheet was beautifully engraved by R. White for the Bassett and Chiswell edition.
4 Theatri Europaei Zwolffter Theil' Title Pages
Matthaus Merian
1691
A
  $150.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 7 x 10.3 inches)

This is a graphic allegorical title page from Merian's history of Europe in the seventeenth century. The sheet is filled with symbolic figures representing the war, famine and disease that plagued Europe during the period. It was drawn by J. Heiss and engraved by G.A. Wolffgang.
5 [Lot of 5] Typus Orbis Terrarum [and] Americae sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio [and] Asiae Nova Descr [and] Africa Tabula Nova [and] Europa World & Continents
Ortelius/Galle
1589
B+
  $1,500.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 4.3 x 3 inches)

This is a fine matched set of miniature maps from this popular miniature atlas engraved and published by Phillipe Galle. The first pocket version of the Theatrum was published by Galle in 1577, and the publication continued until 1598. From 1583 he gradually introduced a new set of maps, both adding to and replacing the originals. In this set we have the America, Asia and Africa maps fro...
6 [Lot of 5] Typus Orbis Terrarum [and] Americae Descriptio [and] Asia [and] Africae Descriptio [and] Europae Nova Tabula World & Continents
Cluver/Jansson
1661
A
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 8 x 5.5 inches)

Fine matched set of maps that were originally engraved by Abraham Goos in 1628 for Jansson's editions of the Atlas Minor and then published in this edition of Cluver's popular geography. This interesting set is illustrative of the fluctuating theories prevalent during this period of discovery.

1) Typus Orbis Terrarum is a beautiful double hemisphere world map surrounded i...
7 [Lot of 6] Mappe-Monde ou Carte generale dy Globe Terrestre, Representee en Deux Plan-Hemispheres' [and] Americque Septentrionale [and] Amerique Meridionale [and] L'Asie [and] Afrique [and] Europe World & Continents
Nicolas Sanson
1700
A+
  $1,500.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 11 x 7.7 inches)

A fine set of maps from Sanson's pocket atlas engraved by Antoine de Winter. Image sizes vary slightly with the world map being slightly larger.

1) Mappe-Monde ou Carte generale du Globe Terrestre, Representee en Deux Plan-Hemispheres' is a double hemisphere map beautifully decorated with clouds at top and allegorical representations of the continents at bottom. California ...
8 [Lot of 5] Mape-Monde Representee en Hemispheres [and] Amerique Septentrionale et Meridionale [and] Afrique [and] Asie [and] L' Europe World & Continents
Jean Jospeh Georges, Abbe d' Expilly
1783
A
  $400.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 4.6 x 3.7 inches)

Charming set of miniature maps. The world map depicts a strange North America with a large sea protruding into the western coastline and no Baja Peninsula. On the Americas map, North America is shown in the more typical format for the period and a small cartouche covers the western coast with a note concerning the discoveries of Admiral de Fuentes. The map of Africa is sparsely detailed without...
9 [Lot of 7] Planisphere [and] Amerique Septentrionale [and] Amerique Meridionale [and] Asie [and] Europe [and] Afrique [and] Oceanie World & Continents
Victor Levasseur
1846
A
  $550.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 17 x 11 inches)

A nice set of world and continents from Levasseur's decorative atlases. Each map is surrounded in an elaborately engraved border containing vignettes representing the region in views, natives, plants, animals, explorers, etc. Sizes vary slightly.

1) Planisphere is presented on Mercator's projection and surrounded by fine steel engravings including vignettes representing the fo...
10 Charta Cosmographica, cum Ventorum Propria Natura et Operatione World
Peter Apianus
1564
B+
  $3,250.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 10.8 x 7.5 inches)

This scarce early map is based on the now lost world map of Gemma Frisius [1540]. The world is presented in a cordiform projection on a cloud background filled with mythical figures and wind heads. One of the deities sports the design of the Holy Roman Emperor's double eagle on his breastplate and the three cadaverous wind heads at bottom represent plague-carrying winds of the south. The...
11 Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio' World
Rumold Mercator
1587
A
  $4,500.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 20.5 x 11.3 inches)

This beautiful double hemisphere map is surrounded in an elaborate strap work border with an armillary sphere and a 32-point compass rose tucked between the hemispheres. Rumold Mercator based this map on his father's great world map of 1569. The North Pole is depicted as a landmass surrounding a sea from which four rivers radiate and there is a well depicted Northwest Passage. The huge <...
12 Die Erst General Tafel / Die Beschreibung und den Circkel des Gantzen Erdtrichs und Meers Innhaltende World
Munster/Petri
1598
B+
  $1,000.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 14.3 x 9 inches)

This oval woodcut world map appeared in the later editions of Munster's Cosmographia. The map of the "modern" world is based on Ortelius' map of 1570. It is surrounded by a floral and vine leaf pattern and two strapwork cartouches containing German text. The gothic German title is in the upper margin. Interesting cartographic features of the map include a huge southern continent and a N...
13 Designatio Orbis Christiani World
Hondius/Purchas
1625
B+
  $300.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 7.3 x 5.8 inches)

This is one of the first thematic maps. It is drawn on a planispherical projection and uses symbols (identified in the key at bottom) to designate those areas of the world that are Christian (cross), Muslim (crescent), and pagan (arrow). It shows most of the world, excluding the west coast of North America. In Asia, Korea is shown as an island. The Nile rises from twin lakes in southern...
14 Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula World
Willem Blaeu
1640
A+
  $15,000.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 21.25 x 16 inches)

A magnificent map featuring a carte-a-figures border with allegorical representations of the sun, the moon, the five known planets, the four elements and the four seasons. Along the bottom are vignettes showing the seven wonders of the world: the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Colossus straddling the harbor at Rhodes, the Pyramids, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus at Cairo, the Temple of Diana, th...
15 Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula World
Matthaus Merian
1641
A+
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 14 x 10 inches)

This beautifully engraved world map is presented on Mercator's projection with cartography closely copied from Blaeu's world map of 1606. The Latin title is printed at top, outside the neatline. A German gothic script title and notation concerning the discovery of the Americas in 1492 covers the unknown interior of North America. California is a peninsula, and plenty of open ended waterways in ...
16 Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro in Plurimis Emendatus, Auctus, et Icunculis Illustratus World
Nicolas Visscher
1657
A
  $1,700.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 18.8 x 12.1 inches)

An exquisitely decorated double hemisphere world map, surrounded by engravings including allegorical representations of the continents as well as native inhabitants and wildlife. This is Visscher's first world map to be included in Dutch bibles and the prototype for the surrounding decorations that were copied by several other cartographers. Two celestial spheres are displayed in the Eastern Hem...
17 Globe Terrestre / Carte ou Planisphere General du Monde World
Allain Mallet
1683
A
  $50.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 4 x 5.6 inches)

An interesting sheet with four different depictions of the world. At top is a sphere focusing on the Atlantic Ocean. At center are two globes, each partially split in two. At bottom is a double hemisphere map showing the island of California. French text on verso.
18 Tabula Geographico-Hydrographica Motus Oceani Currentes, Abyssos, Montes Igniuomos in Universo World
Johannes Zahn
1696
A
  $2,300.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 16.5 x 14 inches)

This unusual map is a very scarce example of early thematic cartography. It depicts ocean currents, volcanoes and deep-sea chasms; each is marked by the appropriate symbol noted in the title cartouche. The continents are void of political detail and only major lakes, rivers and volcanoes are shown. There are prominent Northwest and Northeast Passages and a vast southern continent....
19 Repraesentatio Totius Orbis Terraquei Cuius Partes, quae Umbra Carent, Fide Catholica Imbutae sunt, Reliquae Omnes Inumbratae Religionis Catholicae Expertes sunt World
Scherer
1702
A+
  $1,300.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 13.8 x 9 inches)

This is a dramatic depiction of the world presented on a north polar projection. The map is shaded to indicate the spread of the Catholic religion throughout the world, with lighter regions depicting those visited by Jesuit missionaries. California is shown as an island with the Fretum Anian above it. The title is enclosed in a strapwork cartouche with a symbolic scene on the righ...
20 Repraesentatio Geographica Itineris Maritimi Navis Victoriae' World
Scherer
1703
A
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 14 x 9 inches)

This very graphic map is presented on a north polar projection and depicts all of the world except the South Pole. California is shown as an island and the track of Magellan's voyage around the world is noted. There is a distorted portion of Australia noted as Nova Hollandia. At left is a beautiful engraving of Magellan's ship Victoria, and sea monsters are shown in the oce...
21 Plan de l'Histoire universelle, oul'on voit les quatre Monarchies du Monde, et tous les Anciens Etats aussi bien que ceux qui subsistent aujourdhuy World
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1705
B+
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 17.3 x 13.2 inches)

The unique composition of this interesting map shows the entire world but emphasizes the Old World. The main map depicts the Eastern Hemisphere, into which is inset a smaller Western Hemisphere with the island of California. The map shows the extents of the Roman Empire and Alexander the Great's Empire. Below are vignettes depicting the seven wonders of the ancient world. Tables and com...
22 Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio World
Giuseppe Rosaccio
1713
A+
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 9.8 x 6.8 inches)

A finely engraved double hemisphere map based on Rumold Mercator's great map of 1587. It includes a large southern continent, no Korean peninsula, the "kite" shaped Japan, and several mythical islands in the North Atlantic. The engraving is in the Italian style with a stipple engraved sea and simple border. This map originally appeared in Rosaccio's edition of Ptolemy's Geographia in 1598, and ...
23 Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita World
Daniel Stoopendaal
1714
A
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 18 x 14 inches)

This decorative double hemisphere world map was issued in a Dutch Bible published by the Keur family. It is based on Visscher's Bible map of 1663 and is surrounded by nearly identical engravings, which include numerous exotic animals and four female allegorical representations of the continents. At the top and bottom are two diagrams depicting the Copernican and Ptolemaic theories of the solar s...
24 Planiglobii Terrestris cum Utroq Hemisphaerio Caelesti' World
Johann Baptist Homann
1716
B
  $2,200.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 22.5 x 19.3 inches)

This is one of the most decorative eighteenth century world maps. The two hemispheres are surrounded by vivid engravings of natural phenomena such as waterspouts, a rainbow, earthquakes, and a volcano. Wind heads occupy the starry heavens and two cherubs hold the title banner aloft. This is an early example of this map with California presented as an island and a coastline stretching tow...
25 Nova Delineatio Totius Orbis Terrarum Per Petrum Vander Aa World
Pieter van der Aa
1720
A
  $1,700.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 13.5 x 10 inches)

Originally published by Jacob van Meurs in 1660, and reissued here by Vander Aa, this map is based on Arnold Colom's wonderfully graphic map from the first world maritime atlas. California is an island, separated from Nova Albion, which stretches towards Asia and off the map. The western coast of New Zealand appears, as do several other important Pacific islands. Australia is part...
26 De Werelt Caart World
Cornelius Danckerts
1728
A
  $1,200.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 20.2 x 14.3 inches)

This is Cornelius Danckerts' second world map; his first being a re-engraved version of his father's map. This map is presented in the new scientific style popular at the turn of the 18th century. Danckerts retained the continental outlines from his father's map, including the island form of California. However, he updated information on the course of the Mississippi from recent French d...
27 Werelt Caert World
Daniel Stoopendaal
1730
B+
  $750.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 18 x 12.3 inches)

This decorative double hemisphere map from a Dutch bible is based on Visscher's similar map of 1663. The surrounding allegorical representations of the continents were copied from Visscher, but the map has been updated to show California as an island with a flat northern coastline, Australia's western and northern coastlines, a revision in the coastline for New Guinea, and the addition of ...
28 Diversi Globi Terr-Aquei Statione Variante et Visu Intercedente per Coluros Tropicorum per Ambos Polos' World
Matthias Seutter
1740
A
  $1,600.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 22.7 x 19.5 inches)

This is one of the most graphic 18th century world maps. The bold engraving style follows Carel Allard's map of 1696 with the central twin hemisphere map surrounded by several smaller maps on various projections. The island of California is depicted five times on the sheet. In Asia, Japan is shown in a bizarre shape that incorporates Terra Yedso (Hokkaido). The coastlines of Aust...
29 Mappe-Monde ou Description du Globe Terrestre' World
A. van Krevelt
1773
B+
  $190.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 14.8 x 9.8 inches)

A well-engraved double hemisphere map of the world. In North America, there is a suggested Northwest Passage as well as a Sea of the West , here named as M. du Ouest from the outlandish claims of Admiral Bartholomew de Fonte's purported exploration of the Pacific Northwest. Alaska is shown in dotted outline as an amorphous, lengthy peninsula based on the Russian discoveries ...
30 L'Ancien Monde et le Nouveau en deux Hemispheres World
Rigobert Bonne
1785
A
  $150.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 16 x 8.3 inches)

Attractive double hemisphere world map. In North America, the United States is named and confined along the eastern seaboard. The entire western region is blank with the only place name being Cape Mendocino. There is a large group of islands in the North Pacific including Alaschka in the vicinity of Alaska. Tasmania is attached to Australia and both islands of New Zealand are depicted.
31 Universele of Waereld-Kaart Volgens de Laatste Ontdekkingen van Capt. Cook World
Jan Barend Elwe
1785
A
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 8.2 x 5 inches)

Appealing double hemisphere map with the titles nestled between the hemispheres in strapwork cartouches. The map depicts the discoveries of Captain Cook's first voyage with the two islands of New Zealand and the western coast of Australia fairly accurate, except that Tasmania is still attached to the mainland. In North America, the west coast is still very misshapen with Alaska appearing as a sm...
32 Planisphere World
Victor Levasseur
1845
A+
  $200.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 15.5 x 11 inches)

This great world map, drawn on Mercator's projection, is from one of the last decorative atlases produced in the nineteenth century. It is surrounded by fine steel engravings including vignettes representing the four seasons, allegorical figures of the continents, several mythical gods, Adam and Eve and much else of interest. In North America, a very large Oregon Territory appears on the west co...
33 The Geological Structure of the Globe According to Ami Boue with Corrections and Additions to 1855. World
A.K. Johnston
1856
A
  $650.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 24.3 x 20 inches)

This large map, drawn on Mercator's Projection, is a superb example of thematic mapping with various colors and diagrams used to illustrate the geological distributions throughout the world. The geological formations are fully colored and a key delineates the six major categories identified by Ami Boué. The first two categories are further divided though subtle differences in shading. There are ...
34 Tabula Nova Totius Orbis Ancient World
Waldseemuller/Fries
1541
A+
  $4,250.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 18 x 11.3 inches)

This is one of the earliest world maps available to collectors. It is Laurent Fries' reduction of Martin Waldseemüller's 1513 map of the 'modern' world. It shows the world in a combination of classical misconceptions with a few of the more recent discoveries including a bit of the coastline of South America along the left border. Greenland is drawn as an elongated peninsula connected to ...
35 Ptolemaisch General Tafel Begreissend die halbe Rugel der Weldt Ancient World
Sebastian Munster
1550
A
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 13.5 x 10 inches)

This woodcut, Ptolemaic world map is surrounded by clouds and eleven wind heads (with their names shown in the banners). The continents are oddly shaped and all connected by a great southern continent Terra incognito secundum Ptolemaeum. There is a very large Taprobana (modern day Sri Lanka) in the Indian Ocean, and the Indian subcontinent is severely truncated. Only the northern ...
36 Ptolemaei Typus Ancient World
Ruscelli
1562
A+
  $325.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 10 x 6 inches)

This Ptolemaic map of the ancient world follows the classical format in a retrained and simple style. The Mediterranean is well depicted, but greatly exaggerated in length. In Africa, the Nile is shown originating from mountains south of the equator. The Indian Ocean is landlocked with a continuous coastline joining Africa to South East Asia. Toprobana, present day Sri Lanka, is a very ...
37 Aevi Veteris, Typus Geographicus Ancient World
Abraham Ortelius
1590
A
  $1,000.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 17.5 x 12.3 inches)

This interesting map presents the region of the earth known in classic times within a large oval projection showing the relative size of the now-known world. The map extends into Asia as far east as Sumatra and south to Madagascar and the Mountains of the Moon in Africa. The climate zones are shown as frigida, temperata, and torrida, with the Zona frigida noted as being unin...
38 [De Circulis Minoribus] Ancient World
Ortelius/Galle
1601
A
  $275.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 3.5 x 3.5 inches)

This interesting little chart shows a map of the ancient world at center with a description of the circles of latitude. The climate zones are shown as Circ. Arcticus and Circ. Antarcticus, with the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn noted as well. At the side, a legend locates via letters the center of the world and numerous other locations. Title is from verso. Addition...
39 [Untitled, Prophetien - Vervullingen] Ancient World
Romain de Hooghe
1687
B+
  $900.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 18.5 x 14 inches)

This is a very unusual bible map with a hemisphere depicting the Old World suspended above a scene of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, which is teeming with life. At the bottom, scenes from the Old Testament prophecy and Christ's fulfillment are depicted including: Eve offering the apple to Adam, Noah's Ark, Abraham offering his son to the Lord, Jonah and the whale, the birth of Christ,...
40 Orbis Veteribus Notus Auspiciis Serenissimi Principls Ludovici Philippi Aurelianorum Ducis Publici Juris Factus Ancient World
Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville
1763
B+
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 26 x 19 inches)

Large map of the region of the world that was known in classical times, with up-to-date detail of topography and place names. The Nile River is shown with its Ptolemaic source in the Lunae Montes, which is located above the equator. Inset at top left is "Indiae Extra Ganem pars Reliqua" showing the Malay Peninsula on the same scale. The decorative title cartouche is flanked by two schola...
41 The World as Known to the Ancients Ancient World
SDUK
1842
A
  $75.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 23.8 x 15.5 inches)

Attractive map showing the world that was known in classical times. The mapmakers used Rennell's Geography of Herodotus, as well as information from Hanno, Pliny and Ptolemy. As is the case with most maps from this series, there are numerous interesting notations that add information to the map and are particularly illuminating for a person wishing to better understand ancient geography. ...
42 Septentrionalium Terrarum Descript. North Pole
Jan Jansson
1630
A
  $200.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 8 x 5.6 inches)

Jansson's map for the Mercator Atlas Minor does not follow Mercator, but used the knowledge of the many recent exploratory voyages that attempted to locate a northern route to Asia. Several fictitious islands, including Frisland, appear in the North Atlantic. It is decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. French text on the verso.
43 Regiones Sub Polo Arctico North Pole
Willem Blaeu
1649
B
  $600.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 20.8 x 16 inches)

This is an early example of one of the important prototype maps of the Arctic. It incorporates new information from the explorations of Capt. Thomas James with the bay named for him labeled here James his Bay. The Arctic coast of Russia provides information from Willem Barentsz' voyage and Spitsbergen is shown according the Danish expedition of James Hall. Rhumb lines radiate from the No...
44 Regionum Circum Polarium Lapponiae Islandiae et Groenlandiae Novae et Veteris Nova Descriptio Geographica North Pole
Scherer
1701
A
  $750.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 13.8 x 9.2 inches)

This captivating map of the North Pole is a visual delight. The map itself presents typical cartography for the period, leaving open the possibility of both a Northeast and Northwest Passage to the Far East. The map is literally filled with images of sea monsters, whaling, hunting, and exploration. The title cartouche is engraved onto the hide of a polar bear held by two hunters, and at right i...
45 Map of the North Pole Regions North Pole
National Geographic Magazine
1907
A+
  $150.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 17.5 x 17.5 inches)

This National Geographic Magazine map of the North Pole covers from the pole to 60°N latitude and shows the routes of explorers from various countries identified by color. Telegraph lines, railroads, steamship routes and winter harbors are identified. There are detailed insets of Spitzbergen, Franz Joseph Land and the Smith Sound Region. The map presents an extremely detailed view of the variou...
46 [Lot of 2] Los Planetas Senores de las Oras Defiguales del Dia y dela Noche por Toda la Semana [and] Figura que demvestra el Aclipsi del Sol Cartographic Miscellany
Giovanni Paolo Galluci
1657
A
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 7 x 10.4 inches)

These interesting leaves are from Gallucci's early, important star atlas. The atlas included numerous illustrations and diagrams such as armillary spheres and planetary orbits, and volvelles. Gallucci's work, originally published in Latin (Theatrum Mundi, et Temporis') in 1588, was completed only 45 years after Copernicus's landmark astronomical work. It is notable for being the first star atla...
47 [Volvelle] Rueda de la Equacion del Ciclo Solar Antiguo Cartographic Miscellany
Giovanni Paolo Galluci
1657
A+
  $110.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 7 x 10.4 inches)

This is a fascinating and fully functional volvelle, used to solve problems concerning the calendar, tide tables, the rising and setting of the sun, moon, or stars, and the positions of planets. Galluci included 51 different volvelles in this important early star atlas. Because of their delicate nature most volvelles have not survived intact. Gallucci's work, originally published in Latin (Thea...
48 [Lot of 4] Sphere [and] Globe Celeste [and] Globe Terestre [and Compass] Cartographic Miscellany
Nicolas Sanson
1700
A+
  $325.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 5 x 7 inches)

This is a great matched set of engravings illustrating scientific instruments. Each is a beautiful copper engraving set within an educational scene.
49 [Lot of 43 - Geometry Plates] Cartographic Miscellany
Allain Mallet
1702
A
  $100.00
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Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 4 x 5.8 inches)

This is a nice collection of early geometry and trigonometry plates with varying image sizes. Some are full-page and others share the page with French text (5.5 x 8.3"). Includes two and three dimensional geometry images and examples.
50 La Sphere Artificielle Cartographic Miscellany
Nicholas de Fer
1717
B+
  $120.00
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Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 12.8 x 9.1 inches)

Nice engraving of a handsome set of table globes consisting of a celestial globe, armillary sphere and a terrestrial globe.

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