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Imprint: London, Baldwin & Craddock, 1837
335 x 390 mm., in early outline colour.
A good detailed plan of the city of Brussels. An early edition and state of this map published by the firm of Baldwin and Craddock. With an inset plan of the surrounding environs there are profiles of notable buildings along the bottom.
Stock number:4664.
£ 50.00 ( approx. $US 65.07 )
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Imprint: London, Baldwin & Craddock, c.1844
335 x 390 mm., in early outline colour.
A good detailed plan of the city of Dresden. An early edition and state of this map published by the firm of Baldwin and Craddock. Originally issued in parts, this was first published as an atlas in 1844. It was arranged geographically with the fifty-one town plans at the end. There were to be at least ten other editions up to 1876. ‘Imago Mundi’ 46 pp. 151-67; Wardington sale lot 480.
Stock number:7777.
£ 55.00 ( approx. $US 71.58 )
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Imprint: London, Baldwin & Craddock, 1841
335 x 390 mm., in early outline colour.
A good detailed plan of the city of Hamburg. An early edition and state of this map published by the firm of Baldwin and Craddock. Originally issued in parts, this was first published as an atlas in 1844. It was arranged geographically with the fifty-one town plans at the end. There were to be at least ten other editions up to 1876. ‘Imago Mundi’ 46 pp. 151-67; Wardington sale lot 480.
Stock number:7776.
£ 65.00 ( approx. $US 84.59 )
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Imprint: Leiden, c.1720
29 x 34 cms., in fine condition
This fine detailed map is centred on modern day Astara on the Iran - Azerbaijan border. It was published in van der Aa's magnificent 66 volume 'La Galerie Agreable'. Only 100 copies of this atlas were reputably printed. Koeman I Aa 9 volume 52 no. 10.
Stock number:4149.
£ 125.00 ( approx. $US 162.67 )
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Imprint: Leiden, c.1720
270 x 360 mm., in good condition.
Pierre vander Aa published several works but the most notable is undoubtedly the extremely rare 'La Galerie Agreable du Monde', the Library of Congress example runs to sixty-six volumes! Only 100 copies of this atlas were reputably printed. This view of Saba in Persia is from the 52nd volume. Koeman I Aa 9 vol. 52 no. 8; Shirley 'Atlases in the British Library' T.Aa 5a.
Stock number:4963.
£ 125.00 ( approx. $US 162.67 )
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Imprint: Leiden, c.1720
270 x 350 mm., in good condition.
Pierre vander Aa published several works but the most notable is undoubtedly the extremely rare 'La Galerie Agreable du Monde', the Library of Congress example runs to sixty-six volumes! Only 100 copies of this atlas were reputably printed. This view of Soltanie in Persia is from the 52nd volume. Koeman I Aa 9 vol. 52 no. 7; Shirley 'Atlases in the British Library' T.Aa 5a.
Stock number:4961.
£ 125.00 ( approx. $US 162.67 )
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Imprint: London, 1832
24 x 32.5 cms., early wash colour.
An attractive scene of the famous Chambord Chateau on the Loire. Published by the famous firm of Ackerman and printed by Engelmann. Not located in Abbey.
Stock number:3269.
$US 125.00
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Imprint: London, 1 January 1819
325 x 435 mm., aquatint engraving in superb early wash colour, two small fox marks in lower margin, otherwise in excellent condition with good margins.
This superb aquatint is one of a pair of Richmond printed by Rudolph Ackermann and is taken from near the Duke of Buccleuch property. The engraving is the work of Thomas Sutherland and was from a drawing by John Gendell. Gendall (1790-1865), born near Exeter, displayed early promise as an artist and was sent to Sir John Soane in London. It was through him that he was introduced to Ackermann. No bibliographical reference to be found. Mallalieu (1986).
Stock number:7737.
£ 595.00 ( approx. $US 774.33 )
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Imprint: London, 1765
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Folio (320 x 205 mm.), full contemporary calf, TALL PAPER COPY, ribbed spine with ornate gilt compartments, gilt calf title label. With 51 Acts and 'A Table of the Statues ...' passed during the Fourth Session. pp. 928, [18], complete with blank endpapers, in good condition.
The rare first printing of the notorious STAMP ACT of 1765 [5 Geo III Cap.12] issued exactly 250 years ago which brought such indignation from the American Colonies and ultimately was key to the eventual Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution. The Act placed a tax on all legal and commercial almanacs, cards, dice, newspapers, pamphlets and papers in the American Colonies. It was immediately denounced with the now famous phrase "taxation without representation". The British Government soon realised the error of their ways and in the following session repealed the Act. The political damage was however already done.A bound volume of Acts of Parliament of George III for the year 1765. It was 'Printed by Mark Baskett and the Assigns of Roger Baskett'. Further interesting acts included the Quartering Act and a significant Act relating to the Prize for identifying Longitude. The following are of note: 'An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore' [5 Geo III Cap.6]'An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters' [5 Geo III Cap.7] and its amendment [5 Geo III Cap.23]An Act for rendering more effectual an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, 'An Act for providing a publick Reward for such Person or Persons as shall discover the Longitude at Sea, with regard to the making Experiments of Proposals made for discovering the Longitude' [5 Geo III Cap.11], [a further longitude act] [5 Geo III Cap.20]'An Act for more effectually securing and encouraging the Trade of His Majesty's American Dominions; for repealing the Inland Duty on Coffee ... [5 Geo III Cap.45]Church 1054; Howes A285; Sabin 1606.
Stock number:7640.
$US 15000.00
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Imprint: London, 1766
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Folio (300 x 195 mm.), pp. 4, (243-4) in good condition.
The rare first printing of the repeal of the notorious STAMP ACT of 1765 [5 Geo III Cap.12] which brought such indignation from the American Colonies and ultimately was key to the eventual Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution. The British government had taken on huge debts to finance the French and Indian War and felt that some of the cost should be born by the colonies. The Act placed a tax on all legal and commercial almanacs, cards, dice, newspapers, pamphlets and papers in the American Colonies. It was immediately denounced with the now famous phrase "taxation without representation". The British Government soon realised the error of their ways and in the following session repealed the Act. The political damage was however already done. The ESTC records just three copies. Church 1060; ESTC N56896.
Stock number:8056.
$US 1795.00
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Imprint: Washington, A. H. Walker, 1871
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Large folio (710 x 340 mm.), contemporary half calf with cloth boards, blind ornate panel to upper board containing gilt embossed title. With 675 x 4860 mm. folding chart in 21 sections in full original colour, all backed on linen and folding in to marbled endpapers. Worn, particularly at the folds.
Although Adam's published his work in Washington it appears this example was sold by the publisher A. H. Walker in London and Paris. Tooley's Dictionary records a purely biblical chart of 1883. An unusual chart of history illustrated with numerous charts and tables. According to the British Library the first edition was printed in 1871. This example bears the latest date of 1881 in the table. The third edition is noted in 1878. Provenance: Eurobooks 1997 £100; private collection of Rodney Shirley. British Library Maps 33.e.32.
Stock number:7694.
£ 175.00 ( approx. $US 227.74 )
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Imprint: London, 1836-[72]
61.5 x 89 cm.Uncoloured chart, with minor creasing along centrefold, and bottom margin.Some age toneing.
Surveyed by Comdr Haines and Assistants. Inset of Aden Anchorage, also 2 insets of the land as seen from the sea.
Stock number:2994.
£ 250.00 ( approx. $US 325.35 )
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Imprint: London, 1927-[54]
117 x 67 cms. In excellent condition.
A magnificently detailed plan of the town and harbour of Falmouth, Cornwall. A large inset takes continues the map to Truro. The survey was carried out by captain J. D. Nares in the Royal Navy ship Endevour, 1923. A note of 'Conspicuous Objects' is at the foot of the title with further tidal information. With a price label of 8 shillings on the verso.
Stock number:3927.
£ 195.00 ( approx. $US 253.77 )
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Imprint: London, Mount, John & Page, Thomas, c.1764
555 x 825 mm., printed on fine thick paper and in very good condition.
This is one of the very few works published by the firm of Mount and Page that was not part of the extensive 'English Pilot' series. It was entitled "A compleat set of new charts on thirty-eight large plates: containing an accurate survey of the coast of Portugal and the Mediterranean Sea". The title page was engraved by J. Larkin and it seems likely on stylistic grounds that the cartouches at least on the individual maps are also by him. NMM 405; Shirley BL M.Alag 1a no. 16.
Stock number:4442.
£ 350.00 ( approx. $US 455.49 )
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Imprint: Augsburg, 1608
545 x 405 mm., in fine condition.
An engraved emblematic double page plate with the family tree of the rulers of Bavaria. A fine view of the town of Heidelberg is at the bottom of the plate. It is from Antonio Albizzi's 'Principum Christianorum Stemmata', a popular work of the day. It was engraved by David Custodis. The family tree of the local Royal and notable family is laid out. Graesse I 58; Shirley G.Albi 1a.
Stock number:4512.
£ 220.00 ( approx. $US 286.31 )
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Imprint: Augsburg, 1608
540 x 390 mm., in fine condition.
An engraved emblematic double page plate with the family tree of the rulers of Lorraine. A view of the town of Blanmond is at the bottom of the plate. It is from Antonio Albizzi's 'Principum Christianorum Stemmata', a popular work of the day. It was engraved by David Custodis. The family tree of the local Royal and notable family is laid out. Graesse I 58; Shirley G.Albi 1a no. 23.
Stock number:4511.
£ 145.00 ( approx. $US 188.70 )
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Imprint: Augsburg, 1608
390 x 250 mm., small 1 cms tear to lower margin not effecting image with old repair, otherwise in fine condition.
An engraved emblematic plate with the arms of Augsburg, Germany, whose Latin name is given as Augusta. A view of the town is at the bottom of the plate. It was published in the town in the 'Principum Christianorum Stemmata' by Antonio Albizzi (1547-1626) of Florence, a popular work of the day. It was engraved by David Custodis. The family tree of the local Royal and notable family is laid out. Graesse I 58; Shirley G.Albi 1a no. 12.
Stock number:4487.
£ 215.00 ( approx. $US 279.80 )
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Imprint: Augsburg, 1608
400 x 245 mm., in fine condition.
An engraved emblematic plate with the arms of Copenhagen, Denmark, whose Latin name is Hafnia. A view of the town is at the bottom of the plate. It was published in 'Principum Christianorum Stemmata' by Antonio Albizzi (1547-1626) of Florence, a popular work of the day. It was engraved by David Custodis. The family tree of the local Royal or notable family is laid out. Graesse I 58; Shirley G.Albi 1a no. 20.
Stock number:4395.
£ 165.00 ( approx. $US 214.73 )
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Imprint: Amsterdam, c.1689-[c.1721]
500 x 590 mm., early outline colour with full wash to the cartouche, a very attractive example in very good condition.
A very attractive map of England and Wales with a superb early wash coloured cartouche. Although the map is undated Shirley speculates that it was issued at around the time of the crowning of William and Mary as they are featured in the ornate title cartouche designed by Philip Tiedman and engraved by Gelliam van den Gouwen. Although Shirley identifies two known states there are now four recorded. This example is not recorded in Shirley's. It bears the Covens and Mortier imprint along the bottome as described in Shirley's state 2 however Allard's name remains in the cartouche. Provenance: Loeb-Larocque 1978, private English collection. refer Shirley Allard 3.
Stock number:8235.
£ 475.00 ( approx. $US 618.16 )
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Imprint: German, c.1850
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
550 x 430 mm. Oil on the original mid-nineteenth century stretcher, in a later gilt frame.
Sebastian Münster was born in 1488 at Ingelheim near Mainz and died in 1552 at Basel. He was a cartographer, cosmographer, and a Hebrew scholar. His work, the 'Cosmographia' from 1544 was the earliest German description of the world. It had numerous editions in different languages including Latin, French (translated by François de Belleforest), Italian, English, and even Czech. The last German edition was published in 1628, long after his death. The 'Cosmographia' was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century. It passed through 24 editions in 100 years. This success was due to the fascinating woodcuts (some by Hans Holbein the Younger, Urs Graf, Hans Rudolph Manuel Deutsch, and David Kandel). It was most important in reviving geography in 16th century Europe. Münster had been appointed to the University of Basel in 1527. As Professor of Hebrew, he edited the Hebrew Bible, accompanied by a Latin translation. In 1540 he published a Latin edition of Ptolemy's Geographia with illustrations. The 1550 edition contains cities, portraits, and costumes. These editions, printed in Germany, are the most valued of the Cosmographias. Münster also wrote the Dictionarium trilingue in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew and Mappa Europae (map of Europe) in 1536. He was pictured on the old 100 DM banknotes that were replaced at the beginning of the 1990s. (Wikipedia, illustrating the original Amberger portrait).Amberger (c.1505-1562) was an Augsburg portrait painter and draughtsman whose works resemble that of Hans Holbein, but with a strong Venetian influence. This is perhaps due to Paris Bordone, who may have visited Augsburg in 1540. His family came from the Upper Palatinate. He served his apprenticeship in Augsburg, probably with Leonhard Beck, whose daughter Barbara he married. He became a master on 15 May 1530 but rarely signed his work. He was in northern Italy and Venice c.1525-7. His full-length pendant portraits of a husband and wife (both 1525; Vienna, Ksthist. Mus.) show Venetian influence, and the portrait of Anton Welser (1527; priv.col., see 1980 Exh. Cat., p.98) is in the Italian style. According to Sandrart, during the Imperial Diet of 1530 in Augsburg Amberger painted a portrait of Emperor Charles V to the Emperor’s satisfaction, but the surviving work (Berlin, Germaldegal.) dates from 1532, based on the age given. In the decades that followed, Amberger was the favourite portrait painter of ambitious merchant families, such as the Fugger, who belonged to guilds but were connected with the nobility by family or marriage ties. There are works in Augsburg, Birmingham (Barber Institute), Glasgow, Munich, Philadelphia (Johnson), Toledo, Ohio, Vienna and York. This example is after the original Amberger portrait of Sebastian Munster, the original of which resides in the Staatliche Museum, Berlin. The original is illustrated in Imago Mundi I opposite p. 35.
Stock number:2926.
£ 4500.00 ( approx. $US 5856.30 )
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