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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
450 Suecia, et Norwegia Etc. Scandinavia
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
  $85.00
Closed
   
NO RESERVE

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Copper engraved map of covering Sweden, Norway, Finland and the Baltic countries. Stipple engraved sea with strapwork title and scale of miles cartouches. English text on verso. This map comes from the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. After acquiring the plates ...
451 La Suede et tous les Estats qui en Dependet Scandinavia
Pierre DuVal
1661
B+
  $80.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This miniature map of Scandinavia depicts major towns and key topographical features. Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including a fine miniature world geography with many of the maps based on Sanson.

See also lot 801 for Patoureau's reference work that identifies this map.
452 Carte de la Laponie Suedoise Northern Sweden & Finland
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
  $100.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This sheet includes a map of Lapland, at the northern tip of the Gulf of Bothnia, including parts of northern Sweden and Finland. The bottom portion of the sheet includes three engravings related to the lifestyle and customs of the Lapps.
453 Tractus Norvegiae Suecicus Praefecturam Bahusiae Finitimaeque Daliae Provinciae Partem... Southwestern Sweden
Johann Baptist Homann
1729
B+
  $200.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This map depicts the region between Gothenburg, Sweden and Fredrikstad, Norway, detailing towns, roads, and the intricate systems of islands along the coastline. The map includes four large insets showing bird's-eye views of Marstrandt on Orust and Bahus (northeast of Gothenburg) and fortification plans of Gothenburg and Wennerburg. Four large ships sail in the Skagerrak, and the title cartouche...
454 Carte de la Maison du Roy, des Etats, des Conseils et du Gouvernement Civil, Eclesiastique, et Militaire de Suede Stockholm, Sweden
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
  $180.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This sheet includes three lovely views with Stockholm at center, flanked by the Stockholm Palace and the Ulriksdal Palace. Below the views are columns of French text explaining the government of Sweden.
455 Carte du Spits-Berg Suivant les Hollandois pour Servir a l Histoire Generale des Voyages Spitsbergen, Norway
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1758
A
  $80.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Copper engraved map of Spitsbergen (Svalbard) with the adjacent islands of Franz Josef Land and Jan Mayan. There is good detail of the rocks, shoals, regions of ice, and anchorages with notations concerning discoveries and explorations. A French-style decorative title cartouche, fleur-de-lis, and rhumb lines complete the chart.
456 Prussiae Descriptio Baltic
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
B+
  $100.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Miniature map of the Prussian Empire, which takes in part of present-day Poland, with Lithuania and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad (here Konigsperg). It is embellished with a strapwork title cartouche and stipple engraved sea. Latin text on verso.

This map was published in Filips Galle's series of Epitome, which first appeared in 1588. Galle was unimpressed with the maps in ...
457 [Lot of 2] Prussia [and] Livonia Baltic
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
  $90.00
Closed
   

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This matching pair of maps comes from the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. After acquiring the plates to the 1607 edition of the Mercator/Hondius Atlas Minor, Sparke republished the maps with text translated into English by Wye Saltonstall. Sparke also had ...
458 [Lot of 4] Daniae Regnu [and] Iutia Septentrionalis [and] Holsatia [and] Fionia Denmark
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
  $210.00
Closed
   
Complete Section on Denmark from Atlas Minor

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This matching set of maps comes from the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. After acquiring the plates to the 1607 edition of the Mercator/Hondius Atlas Minor, Sparke republished the maps with text translated into English by Wye Saltonstall. Sparke also had 4...
459 Danemarq Denmark
Pierre DuVal
1661
B+
  $70.00
Closed
   

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A miniature map of Denmark depicting key towns, rivers, and political divisions. Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including a fine miniature world geography with many of the maps based on Sanson.

See also lot 801 for Patoureau's reference work that identifies this map.
460 Nouvelle Carte Geographique du Royaume de Dannemarck avec une Table des Villes les Plus Remarquables Denmark
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
  $150.00
Closed
   

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This map of the Kingdom of Denmark extends to include northern Germany and the southern tip of Sweden. Tables at the sides help locate cities throughout the kingdom.
461 Lalandiae et Falstriae Accurata Descriptio Lolland & Falster, Denmark
Mercator/Jansson
1651
A
  $90.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This map depicts the islands of Lolland and Falster, as well as several small surrounding islands. Adorned with a compass rose and two strapwork cartouches. German text on verso.
462 Carte de l'Etat du Royaume de Dannemarck et Diverses Observations pour Conduire a l'Intelligence de l'Histoire et du Gouvernements de ce Royaume Copenhagen, Denmark
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
  $180.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This sheet includes three lovely views with Copenhagen at center, flanked by the Frederiksborg Castle at left and the city of Bergen at right. Below the views are columns of French text explaining the government of Denmark.
463 Landkaart van het Eyland der Batavieren en de Daarin Gemaakte Gragt van Domitius Corbulo... Netherlands
Jan van Loon
1734
B+
  $75.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This map of ancient Holland depicts the Island of the Batavians and the Canal of Domitius Corbulo. This is one of several maps of the 16th-18th centuries that illustrate the theory that there was a link between the Dutch and the Batavians, who were thought to be a very developed people inhabiting parts of the Rhine Delta in Roman times. Decorated by a simple block-style title cartouche and dista...
464 Dordracum, Vulgo Dortt. Me Mosa, & Walis, cum Linga, Meruaque, Cingunt, Aeternam Batave Virginis, Ecce, Fidem Dordrecht, Netherlands
Braun & Hogenberg
1575
A
  $300.00
Closed
   

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This splendid view depicts Dordrecht over the Merwede. Numerous locations are numbered in the view, with a key identifying them at bottom left. The Grote Kerk stands tall above the city, while the Gothic town hall (numbered 18) is located centrally. At far left, a building numbered 13 is the location where representatives of Dutch towns declared their independence from Spain and elected William...
465 Gouda Gouda, Netherlands
Gregorio Leti
1690
A
  $250.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This lovely bird's-eye plan of Gouda shows the city surrounded by water, with the Ijssel River at bottom right. The city's 15th century town hall is shown in the center, adjacent to the large Gothic Sint Janskerk. A numbered key identifies over 30 locations, and the plan is embellished with the arms of the counts of Holland and the city of Gouda. The plan was copied from Braun & Hogenberg's sim...
466 [Lot of 3] Flandria [and] Flandria Septentrionalis [and] Mechlinia Dominium Belgium
Mercator/Hondius
1635
  $42.00
Closed
   
NO RESERVE

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This matching set of maps comes from the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. After acquiring the plates to the 1607 edition of the Mercator/Hondius Atlas Minor, Sparke republished the maps with text translated into English by Wye Saltonstall. Sparke also had 4...
467 Leodiens. Epsicop. Southeastern Belgium
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
B+
  $60.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Charming miniature map of the Muese River valley including Namur and Liege, with east oriented at top of map (although the map mistakenly has Septentrio at the top). Latin text on verso.

This map was published in Filips Galle's series of Epitome, which first appeared in 1588. Galle was unimpressed with the maps in the Spieghel der Wereld, and therefore gradually rep...
468 Namurcum Namur, Belgium
Braun & Hogenberg
1575
B+
  $200.00
Closed
   

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A fine bird's-eye view of the town of Namur at the confluence of the Sambre and Muese rivers. The city is viewed from the northeast, with the tower of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste church looming over the city. French text on verso.
469 Trier et Lutzeborg Luxembourg & Western Germany
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
  $41.00
Closed
   
NO RESERVE

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This handsome small map is roughly centered on the city of Luxembourg, with Trier just to the northeast. Numerous small towns are depicted, along with the key rivers in the region, including the Moselle River.

This map comes from the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel C...
470 Trier & Lutzenburg Luxembourg
Mercator/Hondius
1619
B+
  $120.00
Closed
   

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This is a very early map of Luxembourg filled with detail of the rivers, forests, cities and villages. It extends into western Germany to take in the region surrounding Trier. French text on verso.
471 Ducatus Lutzenburgensis Nova et Accurata Descriptio Luxembourg
Mercator/Jansson
1651
A
  $100.00
Closed
   

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This small map of Luxembourg extends to Namur in the north, Trier in the east, and Metz in the south. The map is filled with many tiny engraved cities, forests and rivers. The title and scale of miles are both enclosed in decorative strapwork cartouches. German text on verso. This map appeared in only two editions of the Atlas Minor and is therefore quite scarce.
472 Descriptio Germaniae Inferioris Low Countries
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
  $600.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This highly decorative map of The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg is presented in an oval strapwork border with the cardinal directions enclosed in roundels in the corners. The map is filled with detail of the rivers, villages and towns, forest and marshes. Putti hold the title cartouche aloft with ships and a sea monster embellishing the North Sea. French text on verso.

See also lo...
473 Nova Totius Belgii sive Germaniae Inferioris Accuratissima Delineatio Low Countries
Jan Jansson
1645
B+
  $450.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This handsome map of the Low countries extends south to Amiens, France and east to Cologne, Germany. The map is densely engraved with towns, political boundaries, rivers, topography, and other details. A compass rose orients north to the right. The map is further adorned with three galleons and three decorative cartouches, with Athena flanking the title cartouche. This is the first state prior...
474 Les XVII Provinces des Pais Bas Low Countries
Pierre DuVal
1661
B+
  $80.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This miniature map of the seventeen provinces of Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg depicts major towns and key topographical features. Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including a fine miniature world geography with many of the maps based on Sanson.

See also lot 801 for Patoureau's reference work that identifies...
475 Carte Reduite des Costes de Flandre et de Hollande Depuis le Pas de Calais Jusqu'a l'Elbe, et les Costes d'Angleterre... Low Countries
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1763
A
  $300.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This oversized sea chart depicts the coastline from Calais, France to the mouth of the Elbe River in Germany. The chart is filled with soundings, sand bars, water currents, anchorages, and navigational information, and extends across the North Sea to include the southeastern coastline of England. A large inset depicts the area around Texel and Vlieland. The chart is adorned with a large drape-s...
476 Les Provinces du Pais-Bas Connues sous le Nom de Flandre Belgium & Luxembourg
Pierre DuVal
1661
B+
  $80.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This miniature map shows Belgium, Luxembourg, and southern Netherlands. Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including a fine miniature world geography with many of the maps based on Sanson.

See also lot 801 for Patoureau's reference work that identifies this map.
477 [Lot of 8] France [and] The United Provinces [and] Italy [and] Germany Divided Into Circles [and] South East Part of Germany [and] South West Part of Germany [and] The North West Part of Germany [and] The North East Part of Germany Western Europe
John Gibson
1758
A
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This set of miniature maps appeared in Atlas Minimus, a pocket atlas containing 52 maps, drawn and engraved by John Gibson, with revisions by Emmanuel Bowen, and published by John Newbery. The atlas was considered one of the most attractive miniature atlases of the 18th century. Included in this set are maps of France, the Netherlands, Italy, and 5 regional maps of Germany. Each map focu...
478 Galliae Regni Potentiss: Nova Descriptio, Ioanne Ioliveto Auctore France
Abraham Ortelius
1603
A
  $275.00
Closed
   

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A beautifully engraved decorative map of the whole of France based on the work of Jean Jolivet. This richly engraved map is filled with topographical features and numerous cities. The large strapwork cartouche contains text, and a coat of arms is displayed in the stipple engraved sea. Latin text on verso.

See also lot 807 for a reference work on cartographers who worked for Ortelius.
479 La France France
Pierre DuVal
1661
B+
  $80.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A charming miniature map of France divided into provinces and showing the major cities and rivers. Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including a fine miniature world geography with many of the maps based on Sanson.

See also lot 801 for Patoureau's reference work that identifies this map.
480 Picardiae, Belgicae Regionis Descriptio. Joanne Surhonio Auctore Northern France
Abraham Ortelius
1579
B+
  $150.00
Closed
   
Full Original Color

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Superb example of the decorative style of Ortelius, based on the cartography of Jean Surhon. The map is filled with detail of the countryside along the Somme River, includes Abbeville, Amiens, Saint Quentin and La Fere (which was obviously a larger city in the sixteenth century than it is today). Two large and elaborate strapwork cartouches decorate the map at top and bottom. This is the first ...
481 L'Isle de France. Parisiensis Agri Descrip. Northern France
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
  $120.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Superb map of the region with Paris and Vincennes attributed to Francois de la Guillotiere. It is beautifully engraved with forests, cities, villages and rivers with the compounds at Vincennes and Madril prominently shown. The map is embellished with two strapwork cartouches and is surrounded in a bold interlocking border. French text on verso, published in the first edition of the Theatrum<...
482 Lorraine Northeastern France
Pierre DuVal
1661
B+
  $60.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This map shows the Lorraine region of France, centered approximately on Nancy and showing major cities and rivers. Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including a fine miniature world geography with many of the maps based on Sanson.

See also lot 801 for Patoureau's reference work that identifies this map.
483 [Lot of 5] L'Isle de France Parisiensis Ager [and] Champagne Comitatus Campania [and] Borbonium Ducatus [and] Totius Lemouiciet [and] Biturigum Ducatus Central France
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
  $110.00
Closed
   
NO RESERVE

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This matching set of maps comes from the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. After acquiring the plates to the 1607 edition of the Mercator/Hondius Atlas Minor, Sparke republished the maps with text translated into English by Wye Saltonstall. Sparke also had 4...
484 Dioecesis Sarlatensis, Vernacule le Dioecese de Sarlat. Ioannes Tardo Canonicus Ecclesiae Sarlati Delineabat Southwestern France
Willem Blaeu
1644
A+
  $210.00
Closed
   

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A finely engraved map covering the Dordogne River valley. Several fortified towns are boldly shown including Sarlat, Bergerac, Molieres, Domme, Terrasson and Montignac. The map is based on the work of Jean Tarde, a mathematician and astronomer, and the Canon of Sarlat. It is richly adorned with a large title cartouche festooned with a garland and ribbons held by putti. Latin text on verso, pub...
485 Tabula Aquitaniae Complectens Gubernationem Guiennae et Vasconiae Southwestern France
Johann Baptist Homann
1716
A
  $140.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is a large and decorative map of southwestern France, fully engraved with mountains, forests, roads and cities. Decorative borders surround the three insets: fortification plans of Bayonne and Blaye, and a fine vignette bird's-eye view of the city of Bordeaux. The map carries good detail of the Pyrenees and a highly detailed depiction of the Canal du Midi, here labeled the Canal Royal<...
486 [Lot of 6] Lyonnois Forest et Beaujolois [and] Burgundiae Duca. [and] Burgundia Comitatus [and] Bresse [and] Sabaudia Ducatus la Savoie [and] Dauphine par Iean de Beins Eastern France
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
  $41.00
Closed
   
NO RESERVE

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This matching set of maps comes from the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. After acquiring the plates to the 1607 edition of the Mercator/Hondius Atlas Minor, Sparke republished the maps with text translated into English by Wye Saltonstall. Sparke also had 4...
487 Lionnois, Forest, Beaviolois et Masconnois Eastern France
Willem Blaeu
1640
B+
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A beautifully engraved map of the Rhone and Loire valleys showing Vienne, Lyon, and Macon. It is fully illustrated with mountains, forests and hundreds of tiny villages. The title cartouche and distance scales are flanked by cherubs and a surveyor, and the sheet is further embellished with a coat of arms. Latin text on verso, published between 1640-43.
488 Savoie Eastern France
Pierre DuVal
1661
B+
  $40.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by 33%

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This miniature map of the Savoy region in eastern France depicts major towns and key topographical features. The map extends from Lake Geneva in the north to Grenoble in the south. Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including a fine miniature world geography with many of the maps based on Sanson.

See also lot 8...
489 Le Vray Portraict de la Ville de Beaulne Beaune, France
Francois de Belleforest
1575
B+
  $200.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve Reduced by $50

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This bird's-eye plan of the city of Beaune is from the rare French edition of Munster's Cosmography published by Belleforest. Although Munster is credited in the title of the atlas, only 49 of the 160 maps and views were copied directly from Munster's work. The city is located in the heart of the Burgundy wine region, and this view graphically illustrates the surrounding vineyards. The town is ...
490 Cahors Cahors, France
Nicholas Tassin
1634
A
  $20.00
Closed
   
NO RESERVE

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This bird's-eye plan of Cahors was published in an illustrated topographical survey of seventeenth century France. This royal geographer published the maps in 17 separate parts between 1634 and 1644. Although commonly referred to as Nicholas Tassin, his actual name was Christophe Tassin.

See also lot 801 for Patoureau's reference work that identifies this map.
491 Diion Dijon, France
Matthaus Merian
1640
B+
  $220.00
Closed
   

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A panoramic view of the city of Dijon, located in the heart of the Burgundy wine region. The town is well protected within high walls and several farmers can be seen in the surrounding countryside. A numbered key at bottom lists 25 important locations including the famous church Notre Dame. Printed on two sheets, joined.
492 Saumur / Salmuria Saumur, France
Matthaus Merian
1657
A
  $100.00
Closed
   

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This panoramic view shows the city of Saumur in the department of Maine-et-Loire in in western France. The city is shown from across the Loire River, with the 10th century castle looming above the city. Printed on two sheets, joined.
493 Huitieme Plan de Paris Divise en Ses Vingt Quartiers Paris, France
Nicholas de Fer
1705
B
  $275.00
Closed
   

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This bird's-eye plan of Paris shows the city at the beginning of the 18th century. This plan was first published in an historical atlas that included 8 plans of the city depicting its growth from pre-Roman times to 1705. This is the last of the plans in the series, showing the "modern" city divided into 20 districts with streets labeled, individual buildings identified, and meticulous gardens de...
494 Les Environs de Paris, ou sont la Prevoste, Vicomte, et le Presidial de Paris... Paris, France
Jean Baptiste Nolin
1748
B+
  $1,700.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve Reduced by $800! Impressive Wall Map of Paris and Surrounding Area

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This impressive wall map centers on Paris and shows the surrounding area to Compeigne in the north, Chateau Thierry in the east, Melun in the south, and Dreux in the west. The Seine River crosses prominently across the map, which is filled with meticulous detail of towns, roads, abbey, rivers, and forests. The map was printed on four separate sheets, which were joined and surrounded by decorativ...
495 Chateau de Polignac Polignac, France
1850
A
  $28.00
Closed
   
NO RESERVE

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This lovely view depicts the 11th century fortress of Polignac, located near Le-Puy-en-Velay in Haute-Loire. Drawn and engraved by the Rouargue Freres.
496 Regnorum Hispaniae et Portugalliae Tabula Generalis... Spain & Portugal
Johann Baptist Homann
1725
B+
  $400.00
Closed
   

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This terrific, large map of the Iberian peninsula includes the Balearic Islands and part of the northern coast of Africa. This is Homann's first, and most visually impressive map of Spain and Portugal. It is filled with his typical level of detail, which includes early roads, and is adorned with a marvelous pictorial cartouche. The scene shows the launching of the massive Spanish Armada. A che...
497 [Lot of 7] Regni Valentiae Typus [and] Andaluzia [and] Arragonia et Catalonia [and] Catalonia [and] Castilia Vetus et Nova [and] Biscaia et Legio [and] Gallicia Spain
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
  $325.00
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This matching set of maps comes from the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. After acquiring the plates to the 1607 edition of the Mercator/Hondius Atlas Minor, Sparke republished the maps with text translated into English by Wye Saltonstall. Sparke also had 4...
498 Principatus Cataloniae nec non Comitatuum Ruscinonensis et Cerretaniae Nova Tabula Northeastern Spain
Johann Baptist Homann
1720
B+
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Decorative map of the Spanish region of Catalonia that covers the Mediterranean coastline from the French border via Barcelona to Tortosa. The splendid, allegorical cartouche at right shows Perseus about to decapitate the fearsome Medusa, and a figure representing Catalonia is kneeling before a monarch, to illustrate the surrender of Catalonia to Felipe V of Spain during the War of the Spanish Su...
499 Valentiae Regni, olim Contestanorum si Ptolemaeo, Edetanorum si Plinio Credimus Typus Eastern Spain
Abraham Ortelius
1584
A
  $250.00
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This is Ortelius' second map of the ancient Kingdom of Valencia. Presented in his strong engraving style with a stipple engraved sea, the map is embellished with large strapwork cartouches, a sailing ship and a galley. The map is oriented with north to the right and is filled with detail of hundreds of villages. The cursive lettering for Maris Mediterranei Pars distinguishes this plate ...

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