Cartography

  • # 10896

    BETTS, John

    Betts’s new map of the world, neatly dissected

    London : John Betts, c. 1850. Cedar box with sliding lid featuring an engraved vignette with people and animals from the four great continents, printed advertisement for Betts’s ‘Instructive juvenile games’ on underside, containing the engraved map ‘Betts’s school atlas of the world on Mercator’s projection’, measuring 295 x 450mm, laid on wood and dissected …

  • # 18614

    山田申太郎 (Yamada Shintarō) & 高原徹也 (Takahara Tetsuya), edited by 日原昌造 (Hihara Shōzō).

    [MAPS] 万国地誌略諳射訳図 (萬國地誌略諳射譯圖)(萬國地誌畧諳射譯圖) [Bankoku Chishiryaku Ansha Yakuzu]

    Complete set of 6 copperplate engraved maps with hand colouring. Maps 1-4 published by 岡安慶介 (Okayasu Keisuke) [1878] (Meiji 11); Maps 5 & 6 published by 桑原伊之助 (Kuwabara Inosuke) [1880] (Meiji 13). 1. Asia, the Middle East, and Russia east of the Urals (340 x 400 mm); 2. Africa (310 x 260 mm); 3. Europe, with Russia …

  • # 18727

    Mappe-Monde. Ou carte générale de toutte la terre, dressée sur les observations de Mrs. de l’Académie Royale des Sciences,

    Mise en jeu, Ouvrage aussi utille que curieux, et qui donnera une connaissance exacte du Monde entier. A Paris : [Imprimerie Royale Academie Royale des Sciences, circa 1768]. Copperplate engraving, measures 430 x 550 mm (plate line), 532 x 632 mm (paper), original hand colouring, old fold lines, small pin holes along the folds, old …

  • # 18928

    STANFORD, Edward

    Map of the province of Victoria (Australia,) showing all the roads, rivers, towns, counties, gold diggings, sheep & cattle stations, &c.

    London : Edward Stanford, s.n. [c. 1860]. Engraved map, 480 x 730 mm, dissected and laid on linen, original hand colouring, housed in publisher’s cloth case with paper title label. A fine copy. An attractive and detailed map of the newly formed colony of Victoria at the height of the gold rush, showing the newly …

  • # 18775

    WYLD, James

    Map of the West India & Bahama Islands, with the adjacent coasts of Yucatan, Honduras, Caracas &c.

    London : James Wyld, 1872. Engraved map with original hand colouring, dissected and laid on linen, 585 x 835 mm, marbled cards.

  • # 18780

    JOHNSTON, A. Keith

    Stanford’s library map of South America

    London : Edward Stanford, 15th March, 1864. Engraved map with original hand colouring, 1740 x 1580 mm, dissected into 80 panels and laid on four sections of linen, each with marbled wrappers and title labels (North-East etc.), fine condition. A monumental map of South America produced by Johnston for the firm of Stanford.

  • # 18769

    Stanford’s map of the empires of China and Japan with the adjacent parts of the Russian Empire, India, Burma &c.

    London : Edward Stanford, 30th July, 1903. Folding colour map, 675 x 1025 mm, dissected into panels and linen-backed, splits along a couple of the folds, marbled cards, a good copy.

  • # 19399

    HERISSON, Eustache ; BONNE, Rigobert

    Carte générale de l’Europe, ou l’on voit le départ et le retour du Capne. Cook, dans ses differéns voyages.

    Dressée par Hérisson, Eleve de Mr. Bonne, ancien Ingénieur Hydrographe de la Marine. A Paris : chez Basset Md d’Estampes Rue S. Jacques au coin de celle des Mathurins, no. 64, 1809. Copperplate engraving, original outline hand colour, 525 x 765 mm (image), a couple of stains and edge tears expertly conserved. Map of Europe …

  • # 18054

    George Philips and Son

    Philips’ 18 inch merchant shippers’ globe

    London : George Philips and Son, circa 1925. Terrestrial globe, measuring 18 inches (46cm) in diameter, 36 half gores over plaster sphere, printed in colour (some restoration and overpainting), the equator graduated in degrees, the major shipping lines and distances between major cities marked, mounted on a calibrated brass meridian ring, sitting on brass rollers within …

  • # 18766

    TARIDE, A.

    Grande carte de la Chine, physique, politique & administrative.

    Paris : A. Taride, 1900. Folding map, printed in colour, on paper (a little loss along a couple of the folds), 510 x 600 mm, in original paper folder (waterstained, inscription), overall a good copy. A surprisingly rare map of China at the turn of the twentieth century. We can only locate two examples (BnF; Österreichische …

  • # 18979

    Lancashire

    Copperplate engraving, 120 x 145, hand coloured, on sheet 265 x 165 mm, letterpress text. Circa 1800. Antique map from an English country atlas.

  • # 17442

    MACROBIUS, Ambrosius Aurelius Theodosius (fl. circa A.D. 395-425)

    Macrobii Ambrosii Avrelii Theodosii, uiri consularis, & illustris, In Somnium Scipionis, lib. II.

    Saturnaliorum, lib. VII. Ex uarijs, ac uetustissimis codicibus recogniti, & aucti. Venetiis [Venice] : apvd Io. Gryphium, 1574. Octavo, contemporary binding of limp vellum, ‘Macrobius’ lettered in manuscript to spine (which is darkened), original ownership inscription of ‘Joannis Josephus [i.e. Giovanni Giuseppe] Pugliese’, title page with printer’s device with motto Virtute duce, comite fortuna (‘under …

  • # 18978

    BLOME, Richard

    A Mapp of ye County Palatine of Lancaster

    [London : 1673]. Copperplate engraving, 34 x 26 cm, short tear with old paper reinforcement left margin, fold as issued, very good. From Blome’s series “Britannia’ based on the maps of John Speed.

  • # 19406

    RAPKIN, J.

    Australia

    London : The London Printing and Publishing Company, circa 1853. Engraved map, 275 x 380 mm (sheet), old folds as issued, light offsetting. Drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin. Rapkin’s map of Australia and its states were published in a number of publications for John Tallis and others in the 1850s and 1860s. In this …

  • # 19293

    Fiji islands

    [Sydney : Picturesque Atlas Publishing Company, 1886]. Chromolithograph map, 430 x 625 mm (sheet), inset map of Australia and the South Pacific, tape reinforcement to fold verso. Issued in the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia (1886)

  • # 19281

    Letts’s map of the world on Mercator’s projection

    London : Mason & Payne, circa 1910. World map, printed in colours, dissected and laid on linen, 860 x 1330 mm, short split to one fold, showing detail of the submarine and telegraph lines, shipping lines, limits of the Arctic and Antarctic pack ice. Housed in gilt-lettered roan case, marbled panels. Scarce pre-War world map.