• # 18725


    A map of the world

    [Title from manuscript cartouche]. Lincoln : T. Twydell, 1812. Manuscript and watercolour map on paper laid down on board, 485 x 710 mm (image), surface soiling, old edge tears, large central tear and small loss to the margins. A spectacular and unique manuscript map of the world in two hemispheres, with detailed decorative border and …

  • # 18724

    MANNING, James

    Model of the Earth

    London : J. Manning, c.1860. Miniature globe, 1¾” (45mm) diameter, twelve gores with hand colour, two axis pins, in the original decorative cardboard box with brass mount rings; the globe in fine condition, the box with a mild amount of wear. A miniature globe from the mid nineteenth-century, with Alaska still marked as Russian Territory …

  • # 18737

    石川俊之(流宣) [Ishikawa Toshiyuki (Ryūsen)]

    萬國総界圖 (万国総界図) [Bankoku Sōkaizu] [Map of the Whole World]

    Edo (Tokyo), Japan : 須原屋茂兵衛 [Suharaya Mohē], [1708] (Hōei 5). Woodblock print with yellow colors added by hand, 1315 x 595mm, original covers and title slip; complete. An early Japanese map of the world. Japan is displayed in the centre of the map, which is oriented so that east [東] is at the top of the …

  • # 18660

    Photographer unknown.

    Quarter plate tinted ambrotype of a boy posing beside a floor globe, and holding “Goldsmith’s Grammar of Geography”.

    [United Kingdom, between 1855 and 1860]. Ambrotype photograph with hand colouring, exposed image 98 x 73 mm (approximately quarter plate size); still sealed within the original brass mat, glass and timber frame, the ambrotype is in very good condition, with the expected amount of crazing to the backing emulsion evident in the dark sections. This late 1850s English …

  • # 18239

    COLTON, G. W. & C. B.

    Map showing the lines of the Columbus, Chicago, and Indiana Central Railway. And their connections

    [Cover title : Colton’s map of part of the middle and western states, showing the railroads, their stations & distances, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mississippi River]. New York : G. W. & C. B. Colton, 1868. Printed map with original hand colour, on two sheets, total measurement 49 x 175 cm, folded as issued, …

  • # 18584

    BERGHAUS, Hermann; 村田文夫 [MURATA, Fumio, translator]

    輿地新. [Yochi shinzu furoku]. [Supplement to the Map of the World].

    Kyoto, Osaka, and Tokyo: 勝村治右衛門 [Katsumura Jihei], 柳原喜兵衛 [Yanahara Kihei], 北畠茂兵衛 [Kitahata Mohei] et al.. 1874. Two volumes, small quarto (250 x 180 mm), Japanese 5 hole stab binding, original yellow paper covers (rubbed) and title labels; with volvelle showing the earth’s orbit, 3 double page copper engraved colour maps, and numerous black and white maps and …

  • # 18418

    APIANUS, Petrus [Peter Bienewitz] (1495-1552); GEMMA FRISIUS, Rainer (1508-1555).

    Cosmographia Petri Apiani,

    per Gemmam Frisivm apud Lovanienses medicum & mathematicum insignem, iam demum ab omnibus vindicata mendis, ac nonnullis quoque locis aucta. Additis eiusdem argumenti libellis ipsius Gemmae Frisii. [Antwerp] : Vaeneunt Antuerpiae sub scuto Basiliensi, Gregorio Bontio, 1545. Quarto, (220 x 150 mm), later full vellum with manuscript title to spine, collection stamp from twentieth century private …

  • # 18463

    PHILLIP, Arthur (1738-1814)

    The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay (coloured edition)

    with an account of the establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island; compiled from authentic papers, which have been obtained from the several departments, to which are added, the journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball, & Capt. Marshall; with an account of their new discoveries. London : John Stockdale, 1789. Quarto, half-calf …

  • # 18481


    [WORLD MAP] 阿蘭陀 地球図 [Oranda Chikyuzu] [lit. Holland: Image of the Earth]

    [Japan] : s.n., [produced around the Bunka period, 1804-1818]. Manuscript map of the world, ink and colour wash, 735 x 1280 mm, folding to 185 x 160 mm, on unbacked, thick paper; original blue paper wrappers with brushed title, bound in modern cloth boards; the map with numerous expert worming repairs to verso, otherwise very well preserved, …

  • # 17965


    Newton’s new & improved terrestrial globe containing the latest discoveries

    London : Newton & Son, circa 1840. Terrestrial globe 6 inches in diameter, handcoloured printed gores over plaster base, graduated equator band, the oceans with an analemma, supported on a contemporary stand of turned cedar with brass axis. A very good example. A fine early mid nineteenth century table globe with Antarctic detail such as the …

  • # 17968

    GILBERT, James

    Gilbert’s new map of the world, 1839

    London : F. Grattan, 1839. Folding map of the world, measures 47 x 94 cm, original hand colour, dissected and laid on linen, cloth case with paper title label. An attractive coloured world map in hemispheres, the spandrels incorporating a comparative chart of the principal mountains throughout the world; comparative charts of the principal rivers …

  • # 18140

    GILBERT, James

    Gilbert’s new map of the world, 1850

    London : J. Gilbert. Folding map of the world, measures 47 x 94 cm, original hand colour, dissected and laid on linen, a few panels lifting, a few stains. An attractive coloured world map in hemispheres, the spandrels incorporating a comparative chart of the principal mountains throughout the world; comparative charts of the principal rivers …

  • # 18308


    School atlas to Cummings’ Ancient & Modern Geography

    Boston : Cummings and Hilliard, [c.1820]. Sixth edition. Octavo, printed wrappers, double page folding world map, double page maps of North America, the United States, South America, Europe, Britain, Asia and Africa, outline hand colour, occasional toning but very good.

  • # 17869

    SCHOTTE, Ernst & Co (fl. 1855-1900)

    A rare 1 inch miniature ‘doll’s globe’

    Berlin : Ernst Schotte & Co., circa 1870. Printed gores with hand colouring on a wooden sphere measuring 1 inch in diameter, on a turned wooden stand with metal pin. “The firm of Ernst Schotte was of great importance in the production of globes in Berlin in the second half of the nineteenth century and …

  • # 17435

    Weber Costello

    Weber Costello 12 inch globe

    Chicago : Weber Costello, circa 1930. Terrestrial globe 8 inches in diameter, colour printed gores over pasteboard base, graduated equator, ecliptic and Greenwich meridian, the oceans with an analemma, ocean currents, calibrated brass meridian ring, supported on the original turned wooden stand. A very good example with a couple of small dents expertly conserved. A good sized …

  • # 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 …