Cartography

  • # 20016

    WALLIS, John (Senior)

    Wallis’s new dissected map of Asia

    Engraved from the latest authorities for the use of young students in geography. London (42 Skinner Street) : John Wallis, circa 1813. Engraved map of Asia and Australia, trimmed as issued without title or imprint, original hand colouring, pasted on wood and dissected into pieces (two of which are in facsimile, the Caspian Sea and central …

  • # 20141

    ARROWSMITH, John (1790 - 1873)

    The London atlas of universal geography, exhibiting the physical & political divisions of the various countries of the world, constructed from original materials.

    London : John Arrowsmith, 1842 (1847). Folio (545 mm tall), contemporary full black morocco, ruled and lettered in gilt (scuffed, corners worn), marbled endpapers, owner’s name of James McCurly inscribed to the engraved titlepage, preface and contents page dated 1847 (the fore edge with some loss and restoration in manuscript), contents leaf in manuscript, 50 …

  • # 20258

    HUGHES, Sidney Hall

    Black’s general atlas : comprehending sixty-one maps from the latest and most authentic sources.

    Engraved on steel, in the first style of the art. Edinburgh : Adam and CHarles Black, 1844. Folio, publisher’s half diced morocco over cloth, lettered in gilt to the spine (edges rubbed and scuffed), pp. [iv]; 12, 61 maps engraved in steel with outline colour (some of the sheets joined to make double page maps), …

  • # 20075

    WALCH, Johannes (1757-1824)

    Allgemeiner Atlas. Nach den bewährtesten Hülfsmitteln und astronomischen Ortsbestimmungen,

    nebst allen neuen Entdeckungen, Säkularisationen, und Entschädigungen. Augsburg : im Verlag bei Johannes Walch, 1812. Small oblong quarto, original cloth backed papered boards (heavily rubbed, corners worn), hand coloured copper engraved title leaf with original owner’s signature, followed by [35] engraved maps, all with some degree of contemporary hand colouring; manuscript foliation and a few …

  • # 20236

    FRIES, Lorenz

    India Orientalis

    Lyon : M. Servetus, 1535. Woodcut map, 315 x 430 mm, central crease as issued, a fine copy. The woodcut vignette lower right shows cannibals beheading a human on the island of Angama. With old backing card to which is pasted original sales invoice from Maggs Bros, London, dated 1952. “This is the first printed …

  • # 20259

    DARTON, William

    38 maps. Union atlas, containing new and improved maps of all the Empires, Kingdoms and States in the known world,

    designed as a companion to the various gazetteers & books of geography now in use, the whole clearly engraved by artists of eminence and carefully coloures. Including maps of the Roman Empire and Ancient Greece. London : William Darton, Jan. 25th 1812 (the maps dated between 1811 – 1812). Quarto, half-calf over marbled boards (heavily …

  • # 20243

    LUDWIG, Pablo

    Mapa de los ferrocarriles de la Republica Argentina, Chile, Uruguay y Paraguay.

    [Cover title :Mapa portatil de los ferrocarriles de la Republica Argentina].  Buenos Aires : Oficina Cartografica de Pablo Ludwig,1913. Lithographed map, printed in colour, 880 x 675 mm, splits to a few corners where folded, in paper wrappers with 48 pp index booklet attached. A fine map from the golden age of the Argentine Republic.

  • # 20079

    GRENET, l'Abbe; BONNE, Rigobert

    Atlas portatif general pour servir a l’intelligence des auteurs classiques.

    Paris : Jean, circa 1800. Quarto, papered boards (worn, lacking the spine and paper to lower board), preliminary blank loose, engraved title page, 91 double page copperplate engraved maps by Bonne dated between 1780 – 1800 with hand-colouring in outline, table (index). Grenet’s atlas of the world with engraved maps by Bonne, ‘Ingenieur-Hydrographe de la …

  • # 19900

    Anon.

    A rare woodblock map of Canton published as a fan.

    [Canton : Ch’uan Chi (?), circa 1870]. Woodblock map of the city of Canton, 300 x 450 mm (opened), hand painted bamboo covers; a few paper reinforcements, otherwise fine condition. A remarkable survivor that creates the illusion of having the city of Canton in the palm of the hand.  From the eighteenth century onwards, Cantonese artisans …

  • # 19486

    [BRIDGMAN, E.C. (Elijah Coleman) (1801-1861)]

    Description of the city of Canton: with an appendix, containing an account of the population of the Chinese empire, Chinese weights and measures, and the imports and exports of Canton.

    Canton : s.n., 1839. Second edition (stated). Octavo, later half calf over marbled papered boards, spine in compartments with gilt lettering and ornament; pp [ii], vi, 188; short gutter tears to pp 20-21 (loss of a few letters), otherwise very clean throughout; loosely enclosed is a large folding lithographed plan (sheet size 310 x 310 …

  • # 20112

    MONIN, V.

    Atlas classique de la Géographie ancienne du moyen age, et moderne,

    A l’usage des Collèges et des Pensions pour servir à l’étude de la géographie et de l’histoire. Nouvelle édition, augmentée d’un tableau comparatif de la hauteur des montagnes et du cours des fleuves. ‎Paris : Chez Jacques Lecoffre et Cie, [1847]. Folio (340 x 250 mm), original quater leather over papered boards with printed title …

  • # 20071

    JOHNSTON, Alex. Keith

    Handy Royal Atlas of modern geography

    exhibiting the present condition of geographical discovery and research in the several countries, empires, and states of the world. A new edition. Edinburgh and London : W. & A. K. Johnston, 1877. Folio, half-crushed green morocco over pebbled cloth (rubbed, short split to upper joint); all edges gilt, frontispiece chart of the North Polar regions …

  • # 20005

    Map of Singapore

    With compliments of Adelphi Hotel & Chanrai’s, Singapore’s only exclusive air conditioned men’s shop. Singapore : Chanrai’s, c. 1960. Folding map, printed in colour, 450 x 295, guide to Singapore and advertisements verso. Fine condition.

  • # 19510

    BACON, G. W.

    Map of Queensland.

    Coloured in counties. From the latest authorities. London : G. W. Bacon, circa 1900. Folding map, printed in colour (500 x 350 mm), folded and housed in cloth folder (marked), inset map of Brisbane. Two other examples, tentatively dated 1893 are held in Australian Libraries (SLW; NLA), however these examples also have the number ’97’ …

  • # 19608

    SWIFT, Michael

    Mapping the world

    Edison (New Jersey) : Chartwell Books, 2006. Oblong folio, laminated boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 256, extensively illustrated. Grand format book of antique maps of the world.

  • # 19598

    SCHILDER, Gunter & KOK, Hans.

    Sailing for the east. History & catalogue of manuscript charts on vellum of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) 1602 – 1799

    Houten (The Netherlands) : Hes &​ De Graaf, c. 2010. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 707, extensively illustrated, CD-ROM. A detailed study of the sea routes the Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (Dutch East India Company) took from Europe to Asia, illustrated with maps and charts on vellum, instruments and books from the period.