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Browsing Title Pages and World Maps.  Displaying records 1 - 44.
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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
1 Spectandum Dedit Ortelius Mortalib. Orbem, Orbi Spectandum Galleus Ortelium Frontispiece, Portrait
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
  $375.00
Closed
   

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This famous portrait of Ortelius, at the age of about 50, was engraved by Philippe Galle and appeared in the Theatrum from 1579 onwards. Few other portraits of the great cartographer have survived. The Latin title translation is, "By looking, Ortelius gave to mortal beings the world, by looking at his face, Galleus gave them Ortelius." The portrait is surrounded in a strapwork and garlan...
2 The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine. Presenting an Exact Geography of the Kingdomes of England Scotland and Ireland... Title Page & Frontispiece
John Speed
1676
B+
  $300.00
Closed
   

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Speed's ornate title page elaborates on the architectural framework used by Abraham Ortelius in the Theatrum with its intricately decorated superstructure of pillars, pedestals, and columns. In the alcove above the title is an indigenous Briton taken from an engraving of a Pict by John White that was first published by Theodor de Bry in 1590. The four other figures in the niches represent...
3 De Bello Belgico Decas Prima Famiani Stradae Rom. Societ. Iesu Title Page, Low Countries
Strada
1636
B+
  $400.00
Closed
   

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The most famous of all cartographic curiosities is the Leo Belgicus, in which the Low Countries were depicted in the form of a lion. This curious form of cartography is one of the highpoints in the Golden Age of mapmaking. This wonderful, miniature version of the Leo Belgicus is based on the original 1583 Aitsinger form with the lion standing facing right with a paw raised and holding a s...
4 [Lot of 5] Mape-Monde Representee en Hemispheres Oriental et Occidental [and] Amerique Septentrionale et Meridionale [and] Afrique [and] Asie [and] L'Europe World & Continents
Jean Jospeh Georges, Abbe d' Expilly
1777
A
  $350.00
Closed
   

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Charming matching 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 detaile...
5 Typus Orbis Universalis World
Sebastian Munster
1550
A
  $2,300.00
Closed
   

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This famous woodblock map is presented on an oval projection surrounded by clouds and wind heads with the title above the map. The continents are shown in rough outline only. North America is shown with the large cleft nearly separating the east coast from the continent, often referred to as the Sea of Verazano. What appears to be a large Northwest Passage stretches towards Asia. South ...
6 Universi Orbis Descriptio World
Magini and Porro
1598
A
  $400.00
Closed
   

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Girolama Porro originally engraved this map for Giovanni Magini's quarto edition of Ptolemy's Geographia in 1596. It is based on Abraham Ortelius' world map on an oval projection. The most notable features are the large landmasses at both poles. Six wind-heads are arranged above and below the map. The map was very popular and subsequently appeared in Lasor a Varea's work more than a cen...
7 Typus Orbis Terrarum World
Hondius/Bertius
1616
A
  $475.00
Closed
   

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Charming miniature world map on an oval projection, based on Ortelius. The large, mythical continent of Terra Australis fills the southern portion of the map, incorporating New Guinea. There are just a few place names noted in the map, including Anian, Tolm, Norumbega, Virginia and Florida. The map is similar to the one Bertius supplied for Barent Langenes' Caert-Thresoor ex...
8 Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita World
Nicolas Visscher
1663
A
  $2,100.00
Closed
   

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This superb double hemisphere world map is surrounded by engravings including allegorical representations of the continents as well as native inhabitants and wildlife. Visscher's decorations were so popular several other cartographers copied them. Two diagrams depicting the Ptolemaic and Copernican theories of the solar system appear within the cusps of the hemispheres. The northwest coast of N...
9 Nova Orbis Tabula, in Lucem Edita World
Frederick de Wit
1670
B+
  $3,500.00
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 ...
10 [Lot of 3] Planisphere de Turquet / Planisphere de Bertius / Planisphere d Arzael [and] Carte du Monde de Marc Paul / Carte du Monde de Iacques Castaldo / Carte du Monde de Miguel Lopez [and] Globe de Mella / Globe de Posidonius / Globe de Ptolomee World
Allain Manesson Mallet
1684
A
  $200.00
Closed
   

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This fascinating set of three maps shows how the depictions of the known world have evolved over time, based on the work of various geographers and cartographers.

A. Planisphere de Turquet / Planisphere de Bertius / Planisphere d Arzael
B. Carte du Monde de Marc Paul / Carte du Monde de Iacques Castaldo / Carte du Monde de Miguel Lopez
C. Globe de Mella / Globe de...
11 [Lot of 2 - Untitled Western & Eastern Hemispheres] World
Everard Werner Happel
1687
B+
  $1,400.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Rare and Striking Pair of Hemispheres with Native Figures

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This is a rare and unusual pair of hemisphere maps engraved by Heinrich Irsinger, an obscure German engraver from Ulm. The Western Hemisphere features California as an island with the coastline of Anian to the northeast of the island. In the South Pacific, New Zealand's western coastline is depicted as well as a group of Polynesian islands. In South America, the mythical Lago d...
12 [Untitled Western and Eastern Hemisphere Pair] [in] Telluris Theoria Sacra, Originem & Mutationes Generales Orbis Nostri... World
Thomas Burnet
1694
B+
  $700.00
Closed
   

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This is an uncommon work by theologian Thomas Burnet, who was the first Englishman to attempt a scientific account of the origin of the earth. His popular and controversial treatise focused upon the breaking up of "the fountains of the great deep" as the cause of the flood, as described in Genesis 7:11, and presents a model of the earth's structure with ample stores of water within subterranean c...
13 Nouvaux Mappemonde ou Globe Terrestre avec des Tables et des Remarques pour Conduire a la Connoissance de la Geographie et de l'Histoire World
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1705
B+
  $750.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This bold world map from Chatelain’s monumental, seven-volume atlas combines a wealth of information and geographical observations. The two hemispheres are divided into a grid with a corresponding key to the tables surrounding the map, which identifies the locations of principal cities, mountains, rivers, lakes, islands, and other geographical features. The routes of prominent explorers are traced...
14 The World in Planisphere World
Herman Moll
1709
A
  $250.00
Closed
   

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This small, double-hemisphere map of the world features a sphere with a North Polar projection in the center of the title banner. Another interesting element is the island of California, with a blank coastline to the north. Speculative cartography also appears in the south Pacific, with only partial outlines of Australia (New Holland) and New Zealand. This map was first published ...
15 Venti da Trafico Genli. e Costeggianti, de' Munsoni, o le Variazioni... World
Herman Moll
1750
A
  $250.00
Closed
   

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This is an Italian edition of Moll's chart that describes the world between about 50° north and south latitude. This includes southern Newfoundland to just north of Tierra del Fuego. The chart shows nearly blank continents with just country names and little else. Its main focus is an extremely detailed view of sea-borne winds. The legend explains the lines and arrows used to delineate the coas...
16 Carte Generale du Globe Terrestre... World
Isaak Brouckner
1755
A
  $350.00
Closed
   

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This uncommon map features an extravagant collection of Northwest Passage theories, including one based on the infamous expedition by Admiral Bartholomew de Fonte. In 1708, a newly discovered account of the Spanish Admiral's 1640 discovery of the passage was published. That account was actually a journalistic hoax, but thereafter the account was changed and elaborated upon by numerous map...
17 Mappe-Monde Geo Spherique ou Nouvelle Carte Ideale du Globe Terrestre pour Servir d'Introduction... World
Jean Lattre
1760
B
  $900.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This scarce double-hemisphere map was created by Louis Claude de Vezou, a French geographer, publisher and mapseller, and engraved by Jean Lattre. The focus of the map was to teach basic geography, hydrography, and astronomy, and as such the spheres are surrounded by information. The solar system theories of Ptolemy, Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, and Descartes are shown at top, with diagrams of solar...
18 Carte Reduite du Globe Terrestre World
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1764
B+
  $220.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A boldly engraved copper plate chart of the world on Mercator's projection. North America is shown with a large Mer de l'Ouest with two outlets to the Pacific. The entire region above the Sea of the West is blank with no shoreline, keeping alive the faint hope for a Northwest Passage. A short span of isolated coastline approximately located in the Alexander Archipelago is called <...
19 Scientia Terrarum et Coelorum: or, the Heavens and Earth Astronomically and Geographically Delineated and Display'd... World
Samuel Dunn
1772
B+
  $2,200.00
Closed
   
First State of Dunn & Sayer's Decorative Wall Map of the World & Heavens

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This is one of the most well-known and attractive wall maps from the latter part of the 18th century. The huge double-hemisphere map of the world is surrounded by celestial hemispheres, a chart of the solar system, an inset world map on Mercator's projection, a map of the moon, and a fascinating explanation of the Vicissitude of Seasons (with a great graphic of the sun). The large world m...
20 Planisphere Suivant la Projection de Mercator World
Rigobert Bonne
1780
A
  $60.00
Closed
   

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Attractive copper-engraved map of the world with the direction of ocean currents shown throughout with little arrows. Alaska, here Alaschka, is depicted as a small island and Tasmania is still attached to a truncated Australia.
21 Planisphere Physique ou l'on voit du Pole Septentrional ce que l'on Connoit de Terres et de Mers... World
Buache/Dezauche
1780
B+
  $250.00
Closed
   

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This uncommon and unusual thematic map is presented on a North Polar projection and depicts the tracks of several important explorers including Tasman, Halley and Magellan. The color-coding identifies which landmasses drain into the various bodies of water around the world. Inland detail is confined to rivers and major mountain ranges depicted with strong hachures. In North America there is a l...
22 A New General Chart of the World, Exhibiting the Discoveries Made by Capn. James Cook in His First, Second and Third Voyages... World
Cook/Hogg
1794
B
  $350.00
Closed
   

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This uncommon map of the world on Mercator's projection is centered on the Pacific Ocean and is filled with Captain Cook's routes from all three voyages. A key at bottom right corresponds the various tracks to each voyage. Alaska is shown with a fairly correct shape, and a note to the north indicates that further northward progress was made impossible due to ice extending from continent to conti...
23 A Chart of the World Exhibiting the Track of M. de La Perouse and the Route of M. Lesseps Across the Continent World
Stockdale
1798
B+
  $200.00
Closed
   

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This map of the world on Mercator's projection is centered on the Pacific Ocean and depicts the track of Jean Francois de Galaup, Comte de La Perouse in his scientific navigation around the world. Barthelemy de Lesseps accompanied the voyage as an interpreter, and disembarked from the ship in September 1787 on the Kamchatka Peninsula in order to bring reports of the voyage safely back to Paris. ...
24 World from the Best Authorities World
Anonymous
1800
B+
  $75.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This double hemisphere world map features nice detail. Charleston, Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston are the only cities identified in the United States, which is here confined to the east coast. The land to the west of the Mississippi is labeled Louisiana, with New Mexico even farther west. California is named, as is New Albion. New Guinea's coastline is incomplete. The map is s...
25 [Lot of 2] Western Hemisphere [and] Eastern Hemisphere World
John Tallis
1851
B+
  $400.00
Closed
   

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A lovely pair of finely rendered hemispheric maps that are some of the most decorative maps produced in the 19th Century. Both maps were engraved by J. Rapkin and show a circular hemisphere completely surrounded by vignettes drawn by H. Warren, featuring whales, natives, and indigenous animals, with a fancy vine-style border.

The western map extends to include New Zealand and the Solomo...
26 Newsmap for the Armed Forces... [on verso] Your Submarine - Versatile Warship World, World War II
U.S. Gov't Printing Office
1944
A
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This large-format map covers much of eastern and southeastern Asia. It is centered on the Philippines, where the Battle of Leyte had just begun under the direction of General MacArthur. Two additional inset maps provide greater detail of the region around Manilla and the islands surrounding Leyte. The three month Leyte campaign ended with American victory and Japanese forces had to concede thes...
27 [On 4 Sheets] Tabula Itineraria ex Illustri Peutingerorum Bibliotheca'Nobilissimo Viro Marco Velsero... Ancient World
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
  $5,000.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Ortelius' Scarce Peutinger Table

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These four sheets are Ortelius' scarce version of the famous Peutinger Table. These decorative maps, in a sequence of four plates, each with two strip maps, depict the imperial roads and posts within the Roman Empire throughout Europe, North Africa and Asia as far as Toprobana (Sri Lanka). The format distorts the landmasses, but provides an excellent view of the cities and roads, w...
28 Descriptio Orbis Ptolomaica Ancient World
Hondius/Bertius
1618
B
  $80.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Miniature map depicting the world known in classical times. The map is in the central section of a large oval frame. It extends as far east as China and Sumatra and as far south as the northern tip of Madagascar. The border is ornamented with strapwork in each corner, with the title across the top and the attribution to Hondius across the bottom. Latin text on verso.
29 Geographia Sacra Ancient World
Jan Jansson
1652
A
  $350.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This map is based on the nearly identical map of the same title by Ortelius. It depicts the world known to the ancients and is based on the Old and New Testament, following the translation of the Septuaginata. Inset into the map is a small (4 x 2.5") modern world map on an oval projection. The sheet is decorated with a cartouche flanked by geographers and a scale of miles with two cherubs. The...
30 Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti Typus Geographicus Ancient World
Jan Jansson
1660
A
  $500.00 *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 ...
31 Aevi Veteris usque ad Annum Salutis Nonagesimum Supra Milles Quadringentos Cogniti Tantum, Typus Geographic Ancient World
Vicenzo Maria Coronelli
1690
B+
  $900.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This graphic map of the Old World is dedicated to Jacobo Marcello. The map is based on classical geography, covering Europe, most of Africa and part of Asia. The signs of the zodiac, climatic zones and other types of information form rings around the map, which is then set in a boldly engraved background with the dedication cartouche and the Venetian coat of arms.
32 Aur. Theodosii Macrobii V. Cl. & Inlustris Opera. Accedunt Integrae Isacii Pontani, Joh. Meursii, Jacobi Gronovii Notae & Animadversiones... Ancient World
Ambrosius Aurelius T Macrobius
1694
B+
  $300.00
Closed
   

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This is a much later edition of this work, written by Ambrosius Macrobius, and is a commentary on Cicero's Dream of Scipio. It includes a simplified version of the original woodcut map of the world (2.7 x 2.7") illustrating Cicero's interesting theories. This diagrammatic map shows two regions of equal size and shape in the northern and hemispheres, each containing both a "Temperata" (tem...
33 Geographische Vorstellung eines Globi, Welchen Anno 1492. Herr Martin Behaim... Ancient World
Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr
1730
A
  $600.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This map is a copy of the two hemispheres presented on Martin Behaim's 1492 Erdapfel, which is the world's oldest surviving terrestrial globe. It presents a pre-Columbian view of the world with Europe, Africa, and western Asia in one hemisphere, and Eastern Asia in the other. The map is surrounded by explanatory text and decorated by a portrait of Behaim at top.
34 Nieuwe Kaart van het Oostelykste Deel der Weereld, Dienende tot Aanwyzing van de Scheepstogten der Nederlanderen naar Oostindie Volgens de Laatste Ontdekkingen Eastern Hemisphere
Isaac Tirion
1753
A
  $200.00
Closed
   

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This finely engraved map of the Eastern Hemisphere provides an excellent view of the still evolving cartography of the Far East. The depiction of East Asia includes an extended landmass beyond the Kamchatka Peninsula, as well as the outdated ideas of Kompagnies Land and Land Jeso. The islands of the Philippines and Indonesia are not well shaped, and Australia is a very odd shape th...
35 Map of the European Settlements in the East Indies and on the Eastern Coast of Africa Including Part of Europe Eastern Hemisphere
Thomas Kitchin
1784
B+
  $130.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This map covers the eastern hemisphere including Asia, Australia, and the majority of Europe and Africa. The oceans are filled with seasonal wind directions as well as the consistent trade winds. The interiors of Africa and Australia are virtually blank, and the southern coastline of Australia is incomplete. An inset at bottom depicts southern India and Sri Lanka. Adorned with a garland-style ...
36 Polus Arcticus cum Vicinis Regionibus North Pole
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
  $230.00
Closed
   

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This is a reduced version of the second state of Mercator's famous North Pole map. It depicts the region between the pole and the Arctic Circle. This is one of the most intriguing early maps, combining medieval geographic concepts with some of the most advanced cartography of its day. The North Pole is shown as a rocky island surrounded by 'in-drawing seas' between four huge islands. The map s...
37 A Map of the North Pole with All the Territories That Lye Near It, Known to Us &c. According to the Latest Discoveries... North Pole
Herman Moll
1744
A
  $140.00
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...
38 Map of the North Polar Region North Pole
U.S. Hydrographic office
1879
A
  $140.00
Closed
   

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A beautiful example of this circumpolar map that documents all Arctic explorations to date, more uncommon as a segmented and linen-backed edition. The map is segmented into 15 panels and mounted on its original linen. Red overprinting shows routes, locations, and important events of the major Arctic expeditions, from Hudson (1607 to 1610) to about 1880. The latest expedition shown is George S. ...
39 Carte de l'Hemisphere Austral Montrant les Routes des Navigateurs les Plus Celebres par le Capitaine Jacques Cook Southern Hemisphere
Cook/Benard
1775
B+
  $150.00
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...
40 Globus Coelestis Celestial
Ortelius/Vrients
1609
A
  $325.00
Closed
   

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This, scarce tiny celestial map presents the northern and southern skies with mythological representations of the constellations based on Ptolemy set in a cloud background. After the death of Abraham Ortelius in 1598, some of the last editions of the folio Theatrum Orbis Terrarum were published by Jan Baptist Vrients. He also acquired the plates of Philip Galle and the Arsenius brothers a...
41 Mappa Stellarum Australium quae in Altitudine Poli Borei Graduum... Celestial
1711
B+
  $700.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This star chart depicts the stars in the southern sky, centered on the south equatorial pole. The constellations include Argo Navis, Centaur, Lupus, Apus (bird of paradise), Apis (bee), Indus (Native Indian), and Pavo (peacock). The magnitude of the stars is identified in a chart at left. Engraved by Arnold van Westerhout.
42 [Untitled - Wind Rose] Cartographic Miscellany
Giovanni Antonio Magini
1597
A
  $190.00
Closed
   

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An uncommon diagram showing twelve named windheads around a contemporary terrestrial projection of the earth. This was included in Magini's edition of Ptolemy's Geographia, first published in 1597. On a full sheet of Latin text measuring 7.7 x 11.2".
43 [Playing Cards] Les Tables de Geographie, Reduites en un Ieu de Cartes Cartographic Miscellany, Playing Cards
Pierre DuVal
1669
A
  $2,200.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Rare, Uncut Sheet of Playing Cards

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This folio sheet contains a very rare set of 52 playing cards. The title cartouche and dedication includes four tiny continent maps of Africa, the Americas, Europe and Asia. The map of the Americas is noteworthy for the island of California, a massive landmass in the north Pacific, and the usual configuration of the huge southern continent. Early playing cards often featured a geo...
44 [Puzzle] Dissected Map of the United States Cartographic Miscellany, United States Puzzle Map
McLoughlin Bros.
1887
A
  $130.00
Closed
   

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Terrific Victorian period map puzzle with original box. Complete with all pieces, box, and full color map to aid in assembling the puzzle. Many of these puzzles carry the date 1887 but were published later. This example was published sometime around 1890 or shortly thereafter given that Dakota Territory is now shown divided into the states of North and South Dakota. The original paper label on...


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