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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
1 [Lot of 2] A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the Various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World... [and] Table of Contents Title Pages
Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
1851
B+
  $35.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by 20%

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This handsome title page is a very early chromolithograph by Humphrys. It shows Columbus and his crew giving thanks to God for their safe journey while natives watch in the background. The lot also includes the table of contents for the atlas, surrounded by a lovely decorative border.
2 [Lot of 5] Mappe-Monde ou Carte Universelle [and] L'Amerique, Meridionale et Septentrionale... [and] L'Afrique... [and] L'Asie... [and] L'Europe... World & Continents
Nicholas de Fer
1705-17
A
  $2,200.00
Closed
   
Attractive Set of De Fer's Small Maps of the World and Its Continents

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This appealing matched set of maps reflects several geographical myths that were prevalent at the beginning of the eighteenth century. Each is richly embellished with title, scale and dedication cartouches.

1) Mappe-Monde ou Carte Universelle is presented on Mercator's projection with a prominent island of California. Only part of the coastline of Australia appears, as w...
3 [Lot of 5] A Fold ot Reszeinek Lerajzolasa [and] Amerika [and] Afrika [and] Asia [and] Europa World & Continents
1804
A
  $1,000.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by $200! Rare Matching Set of Hungarian Maps

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This rare set of Hungarian maps was prepared by Ezsaias Budai, a geography teacher at the Calvinist College in Debrecen, and was published in Oskolai Magyar Uj Atlas (Hungarian New School Atlas). The maps appear to be based on French atlas maps of the period, and were prepared by three students at the college. The maps show the new discoveries of Captain Cook's three voyages, with updates...
4 [Lot of 6] Amerique Septentrionale [and] Amerique Meridionale [and] Asie [and] Europe [and] Oceanie [and] France en 1850 World & Continents
Victor Levasseur
1843-50
B+
  $300.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This lot collects six terrific maps 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. The illustrations on the maps of the continents were drawn by Raimond Bonheur, father of the famous painter Rosa Bonheur, who trained under her father. Sizes vary slightl...
5 Die erst General Tafel / die Beschreibung und dun Circkel des Gantzen Erdtrichs und Meers Innhaltende World
Munster/Petri
1588
A
  $1,300.00
Closed
   

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This oval woodcut world map appeared in the later editions of Munster's Cosmographia that were published by Sebastian Petri, the son of Munster's step-son, Henricus Petri. 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. ...
6 Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio World
Giuseppe Rosaccio
1598
A
  $550.00
Closed
   

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This finely engraved double hemisphere map is based on Rumold Mercator's great map of 1587 and appeared in Rosaccio's edition of Ptolemy's Geographia, originally published in 1598. 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 bo...
7 Typus Orbis Terrarum World
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
A
  $350.00
Closed
   

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This is the second world map to appear in the miniature Ortelius atlases. It was reduced from his folio map of 1587. While North America is still a bit too broad, South America has a more correct form. The Northwest Passage, taken from Mercator, is still prominent and there are large landmasses at both poles. Latin text on verso.

This map was published in Filips Galle's series of E...
8 Globus Terrestris World
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
B+
  $250.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Captivating miniature double-hemisphere map with a landscape below the spheres centered on a church. The map shows a huge Terra Australis Incognita, and North America extends far north and west with the place names Quivira, California, Florida, and Totonteac. Latin text on verso.

This map was published in Filips Galle's series of Epitome, which first appeared...
9 Typus Orbis Terrarum World
Matthaus Merian
1657
B+
  $500.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This interesting twin hemisphere map features the island of California, a huge southern continent and no trace yet of Australia. The most striking features of the map are the depictions of the sun and moon and Jehovah, in Hebrew, at top and interesting allegorical representations of the elements at bottom; a dragon represents fire, a phoenix for air, a flowering plant for earth and a pair ...
10 Nova Orbis Tabula, in Lucem Edita World
Frederick de Wit
1670
A
  $3,750.00
Closed
   
First State of De Wit's Stunning Double-Hemisphere Map

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This is one of the most attractive double-hemispherical world maps of the late seventeenth century. The corners are filled with images of the seasons, the zodiac, and the elements, all combined within four well-composed vignettes. At top left is a personification of Spring, who also represents Virgo, with the element of Air billowing her robes. The bull of Taurus and the ram of Aries are shown ...
11 Totius Orbis Terrarum Tabula, Ejusque Post Diluvium Divisio Inter Filios Noachi World
Joseph Moxon
1671
B
  $200.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This interesting and unusual world map is from an English Bible designed to illustrate how the world was divided among the sons of Noah. The map is presented on Mercator's projection, with Europe, Africa, and Asia at the center and South America with a part of North America at left. The island of California is placed at the extreme right of the map, and a Northwest Passage seems entirely ...
12 Mappe-Monde Geo-Hydrographique, ou Description Generale du Globe Terrestre et Aquatique en Deux-Plans-Hemispheres... World
Valck
1686
B+
  $2,500.00
Closed
   
Scarce Baroque-Style Double-Hemisphere Map Depicting the Four Seasons

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This superb double-hemisphere world map is decorated with vignettes representing the four seasons. The cartography appears to be copied from Jaillot's similarly-titled world map published in 1674, although Valck has made the map more lively with the baroque vignettes. Valck used the same decorative vignettes on three of his other double-hemisphere world maps. The map displays some interesting c...
13 [Lot of 2] Planisfero del Mondo Nuovo... [and] Planisfero del Mondo Vecchio... World
Vicenzo Maria Coronelli
1691
A
  $3,000.00
Closed
   
Coronelli's Two-Sheet World Map

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Vincenzo Coronelli was Italy's most esteemed cartographer and globe-maker. A member of the Franciscan order, he also founded the society Accademia Cosmografica degli Argonauti. Coronelli's Atlante Veneto, a compendium of geographical and scientific knowledge in twelve massive volumes, included these magnificent maps. They are based on his large globe gores of 1688. In North America, the...
14 Algemeene Wereldtkaart van den Aardkloot. In twee Vlakronden Vertoont, en naar de Niewste Beschryvingen Overzien en Verbetert... World
Jans Luyts
1700
B+
  $240.00
Closed
   

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This double hemisphere map is beautifully decorated with clouds at top and allegorical representations of the continents at bottom. California is shown as an island, and Terre de Iesso stretches between Asia and North America. There is a bit of Nouvelle Zeelande that connects to the coastline of the mythical Terre Magellanique, and Australia is only partly mapped. Th...
15 Typus Totius Orbis Terraquei Geographice Delineatus, et ad Usum Globo Materiali Superinducendus World
Scherer
1700
A
  $520.00
Closed
   

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This is an interesting and uncommon set of globe gores. It is one of eleven world maps that appeared in the Novus Atlas that was published between 1702 and 1710. California is shown as an island, Iedso is a part of Japan, and Australia, New Guinea and New Zealand are not yet fully formed. A small, strapwork title cartouche contains the date.

See also lot 807 for Shir...
16 Haemisphaeriorum Tabula Carthesiana World
Pierre Schenk
1700
B
  $2,200.00
Closed
   
Rare Decorative World Map with Geographical Misconceptions

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This very rare map is a stunning example of the baroque style that was popular at the end of the 17th century. Surrounding the map are delightful allegorical scenes with mythological figures in the clouds at top, including Atlas, Diana of Ephesus, and a figure at left who is half man and half bird. At bottom are scenes depicting the animals of the earth, with a goddess of the sea attending the a...
17 Plan de l'Histoire Universelle, ou l'on voit les Quatre Monarchies du Monde, et Tous les Anciens Etats Aussi Bien que Ceux qui Subsistent Aujourdhuy World
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1708
A
  $240.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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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...
18 Der Gantze Welt Krets in Seinen Zwey Grossen Begriffen ... nach Frantzosischer Artgezogen [on sheet with] Der Gantze Welt Krets in Seinen Zwey Grossen Begriffen ... nach Hollandischer Artgezogen World
Johann Stridbeck
1720
B+
  $200.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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An interesting pair of miniature maps each with the same title except for the final line, which defines the differences between the maps. The one on the left shows the world per French cartographers, while the other depicts the Dutch version. Both show California as an island, but there are many subtle differences in the maps. A fascinating comparison between the two important schools of...
19 Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita World
Daniel Stoopendaal
1729
B+
  $800.00
Closed
   
Stoopendaal's Decorative Double-Hemisphere World Map

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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. California is depicted as an island with a flat northern coastline labeled Nova Albion....
20 Carte Generale du Monde, ou Description du Monde Terrestre & Aquatique / Generale Waereld Kaart, of Beschryving van de Land en Water Waereld World
Jean Covens & Corneille Mortier
1730
B+
  $700.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is Pierre Mortier's unique world map drawn on Mercator's projection. It depicts California as an island and the Detroit d'Anian connected by dotted lines through the Northwest Passage to Button's Bay located to the west of Hudson Bay. There is an erroneous large lake shown as the source for the Rio Norte (Rio Grande River) located in the Southwest, as well as an...
21 Diversi Globi Terr-Aquei Statione Variante et Visu Intercedente, per Coluros Tropicorum... World
Matthias Seutter
1742
A
  $1,600.00
Closed
   

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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 a huge Terra Yedso (Hokkaido). The coastlines ...
22 A New & Accurate Chart of the World. Drawn from the Authentic Surveys, Assisted by the Most Approved Modern Maps & Charts & Regulated by Astronl. Observations... World
Emanuel Bowen
1744
B+
  $350.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This unusual thematic chart of the world shows the magnetic variations throughout the world. Edmond Halley set out in 1700 to chart magnetic variation in order to solve one of the great problems in nautical navigation, the accurate determination of longitude. His initial work was expanded on by several British navigators in the 1740's, as represented by this map. Geographically the map shows a ...
23 An Essay of a New and Compact Map, Containing the Known Parts of the Terrestrial Globe World
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1750
A
  $650.00
Closed
   

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Bellin's popular world map is presented on Mercator's projection with two fine compass roses orienting the chart. North America is shown with a very pronounced River of the West connecting through a series of rivers and lakes from Lake Superior to the Pacific - representing the elusive Northwest Passage. A portion of the Asian coastline is depicted a short distance from the suppose...
24 A New Map of the World in Two Hemispheres with the New Discoveries & Tracts of the Two Circum Navigators... World
Robert Sayer
1760
B+
  $2,500.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Gorgeous Double Hemisphere World Map

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This elaborate, large-scale double hemisphere map of the world was likely issued around 1760 as it lacks many of the later 18th century discoveries on the northwest coast of North America. A partial western coastline of present-day Alaska is depicted with the note "land seen by Capt. Spanberg 1728." Further to the south there are several references to discoveries including Juan de Fuca in 1598, ...
25 Mappemonde Dressee sur les Relations les Plus Nouvelles et les Plus Approuvees Assujeties Dediee au Roi d Espagne: et Augmentee des Voyages et Decouvertes du Celebre Capite. Cook... World
Louis Charles Desnos
1789
A
  $1,900.00
Closed
   
Scarce Map Featuring Interesting Cartography in the Northwest

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This splendid map is filled with both geographical information and decorative elements, and carries forward the myth of a Northwest Passage. First published in 1761, the map is known in at least 7 states, with notable differences to the cartography of northwest North America. All states include the mythical M. de l'Ouest, Lac Velasco, and Lac de Fonte, the latter of w...
26 Geographische Verbreitung der Menschen-Rassen. Ubersicht der Nahrungsweise und der Volksdichtickeit in den Ackerbaulandern; auch Manches zur Physik des Menschen World
Justus Perthes
1852
B+
  $300.00
Closed
   

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This scarce and unusual thematic map illustrates the geographic distribution of the human races throughout the world. It is drawn on Mercator's Projection with well-rendered vignettes of the various races at top and sides. Beneath the map are related graphs and a smaller world map showing population density in relation to agricultural zones. Berghaus' Physikalischer Atlas was a monumenta...
27 The World on Mercator's Projection World
Adam & Charles. Black
1896
B+
  $50.00
Closed
   

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World map with direction of various currents shown in great detail. Antarctica is just beginning to take shape with the majority of the coastline left blank. A "warmth equator" is shown to identify the "line of greatest mean annual heat."
28 [Lot of 2] Western Hemisphere - Map of Discovery [and] Eastern Hemisphere - Map of Discovery World
National Geographic Magazine
1928
A
  $300.00
Closed
   

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This attractive pair of world maps is based upon murals created by painter N.C. Wyeth which decorated Hubbard Memorial Hall, the National Geographic Society's first formal library. While the maps themselves are based upon modern information and political boundaries, the style and decorative elements are characteristic of 16th century maps including depictions of Zeus, Poseidon, a wind head, and s...
29 Macrobii Ambrosii Aurelii Theodosii, Viri Consularis, & Illustris, in Somnium Scipionis, Lib. II. Saturnaliorum, Lib. VII... Ancient World
Ambrosius Aurelius T Macrobius
1548
B+
  $1,000.00
Closed
   
Macrobius' Miniature Ancient World Map

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This work, written by Ambrosius Macrobius, is a commentary on Cicero's Dream of Scipio. It includes a rare woodcut map of the world (3.1 x 3.1") illustrating Cicero's interesting theories. This diagrammatic map shows two distinct regions of the earth. The inhabited Afro-Eurasian continent was balanced by an unknown, and relatively equal, landmass (Temperata Antipodunobis Incognita) on th...
30 Aevi Veteris, Typus Geographicus Ancient World
Abraham Ortelius
1590
A+
  $900.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This interesting map presents the regions of the earth that were 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 Zona frigida, temperata, and torrida, with the Zona frigida not...
31 Geographia Sacra Ancient World
Abraham Ortelius
1624
A
  $450.00
Closed
   

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Dramatic and beautifully engraved map of the ancient Biblical world including southern Europe, northern Africa and the Middle East. The map is based on the Old and New Testament, following the translation of the Septuaginta. At the bottom of the map is small (4.2 x 2.7") inset map of the modern world on an oval projection surrounded with a decorative strapwork cartouche. Latin text on verso, p...
32 Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti Typus Geographicus Ancient World
Jan Jansson
1660
B+
  $400.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A classic map of the ancient world based on Ortelius. Europe, Asia, and Africa as far south as Madagascar are centered in a wide oval frame. The climatic zones are marked, and ships and sea creatures surround the map. The title is enclosed in a strapwork panel at top, and an elaborate cartouche at the bottom includes the dedication and beautiful coat of arms. This is the uncommon second state ...
33 Universalis Tabula Iuxta Ptolemaeum Ancient World
Ptolemy/Mercator
1730
B
  $1,000.00
Closed
   
Ancient Map of the World with Depictions of the Four Elements

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This decorative map of the ancient world is the revised second state of Mercator's 1578 Ptolemaic world map. The border was re-engraved, surrounded by allegorical figures representing the four elements of Fire (Zeus), Air (Hera), Water (Neptune), and Earth (Gaia), rather than the strapwork and wind head border of the earlier edition. There is a very large Taprobana (modern day Sri Lanka) ...
34 A Map of the North-Pole and the Parts Adioining North Pole
Moses Pitt
1680
B
  $2,000.00
Closed
   
Attractive English Map of the North Pole

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This is undoubtedly the most attractive English map of the North Pole and Arctic regions. The map combines some out-dated cartography with a solid view of Hudson and Baffin bays. In Canada the unusual three-island configuration of northern Labrador is derived in part from Sanson's map of 1656. Pitt includes the mythical island of Freesland complete with several place names and Forbish...
35 A Map of the North Pole with all the Territories that Lye Near it... North Pole
Herman Moll
1744
A
  $210.00
Closed
   

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This unusual map depicts the North Pole and shows incomplete northern coastlines for North America and Greenland. Novaya Zemlya is correctly shown as an island facilitating a Northeast Passage to Asia. Above the Pole is Parts Unknown, and three compass roses complete the composition. This is the fourth state of the map, which includes a publisher's imprint, two panels of text flanking th...
36 [Polus Antarcticus] South Pole
Hondius/Jansson
1666
B+
  $1,400.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Rare Edition with New Zealand, Tasmania and Nova Hollandia

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This early map of the south pole is considered one of the earliest realistic maps of the Antarctic continent, which is partially delineated in a combination of coastline and strings of islands noted as first discovered by Magellan. The circular map also shows parts of South America, Africa and Madagascar with the incomplete coastline of Australia. When first published in 1637, this was the first...
37 Carte de l'Hemisphere Austral Montrant les Routes des Navigateurs les Plus Celebres par le Capitaine Jacques Cook Southern Hemisphere
Cook/Benard
1775
A
  $220.00
Closed
   

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This scarce chart is a French edition of Cook's voyage in the southern hemisphere that is drawn in a circular polar-projection. Lists beside the map provide details of discoveries and destinations in the southern hemisphere. The chart includes the routes of other explorers including Tasman, Dampierre, Carteret, Byron, Bougainville, Furneaux and others. The copper-engraved chart shows all of Aus...
38 Planisfero Meridionale, Corretto, et Accresciuto di Molte Stelle Celestial
Vicenzo Maria Coronelli
1700
B+
  $800.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by $100!

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This magnificent chart depicts the southern sky centered on the south ecliptic pole. The stars and constellations are based on the work of Hevelius, Bayer, and Halley. Several of the non-Ptolemaic constellations include Columba, La Croce (Crux), Rhombus (now known as Reticulum), and the twelve invented by Keyser and de Houtman. The stars are differentiated in six degrees of magnitude tha...
39 Hemisphere Boreal [on sheet with] Hemisphere Austral Celestial
Denis Diderot
1778
A
  $80.00
Closed
   
Reserve reduced by 20%

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This plate features twin celestial hemispheres displaying the constellations in allegorical form. The map is copied from Pierre-Charles le Monnier's maps of 1743. In 1736-37 Le Monnier participated in an expedition to Lapland to measure the length of a degree of terrestrial latitude near the north pole. In commemoration of this work, he grouped some circumpolar stars into the new constellation ...
40 [9" Globe] Der Globus Globes
1910
B+
  $300.00
Closed
   

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This nine-inch terrestrial desk globe is raised on a circular wooden base and supported by an ebonized baluster. The globe consists of twelve printed color gores and stands approximately 17" tall. The globe is undated, but geography dates it to circa 1910. The Philippines and the Sandwich Islands are colored to indicate United States' possessions. In Africa, Cape Colony, Transvaal, Orange and ...
41 [12" Desk Globe] Globes
George F. Cram & Company
1938
B+
  $300.00
Closed
   
Reserve reduced by $150! Unusual Metallic-Colored Oceans

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This very desirable 12" desk globe is constructed from 12 lithographic gores and is supported by a cast iron half-meridian and circular wooden base. It is unlike other Cram globes we have seen with a very distinct and attractive metallic coloring of the oceans. The globe is undated, but geography suggest a circa 1938 date. The geography shows the Versailles Treaty boundaries indicating it was m...
42 [Monsters] Meerwunder und Seltzame Thier / wie die in den Mitnachtigen Landern / im Meer und auff dem Landt Gefunden Werden Cartographic Miscellany
Sebastian Munster
1614
B+
  $750.00
Closed
   

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This is one of the more fanciful cartographic curiosities and a unique view of Renaissance attitudes toward the unknown lands beyond the civilized world. This woodblock illustration presents a compendium of monsters that were thought to exist in the sixteenth century. Many subsequent mapmakers used these monsters to illustrate the lands and seas of the unexplored world. Across the top is...
43 Pasquins Windkaart. Op de Windnegotie Cartographic Miscellany, Playing Cards
Anonymous
1720
B+
  $1,600.00
Closed
   
Sheet of Playing Cards Satirizing the Mississippi Bubble

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This sheet includes a full set of 52 playing cards from the important account of one the most infamous financial meltdowns in history, known as the Mississippi Bubble incident. The general term Bubble was applied to such schemes and the stock traders were known as "wind salesmen," hence this set of cards is called "wind cards." The cards are arranged in six rows of nine and ...
44 [Set of 5 Puzzle Maps] Atlas Geographique en Jeu de Patience Cartographic Miscellany, Puzzle
Auguste Logerot
1867
B+
  $200.00
Closed
   

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This fascinating puzzle set contains five maps - North America, South America, Africa, Oceania, and Switzerland. The maps measure 11.2 x 8.3 when assembled and are separated by pressed paper dividers, with nearly all of the original blue and red ribbon pulls intact, meant to facilitate removing the puzzles from the box. Each puzzle piece is mounted on thin balsa wood with original blue paper on...


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