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Imprint: Paris, 1764
225 x 180 mm., early wash colour.
A detailed plan of the town of Astrakhan on the Volga River at the northern end of the Caspian Sea. It is from Jacques Nicolas Bellin's greatest atlas, the 'Petit Atlas Maritime'. Phillips 638 & 3508; Shirley BL M. Bell 5a; Nordenskiold Collection 1 no. 10; Maritime Museum no. 211.
Stock number:8023.
£ 95.00 ( approx. $US 123.63 )
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Imprint: Amsterdam, 1771
220 x 300 mm., in early wash colour, in good condition.
This example of Nicolas Bellin's map of Peru was engraved by A. v. Krevelt in 1771 for the Dutch edition of Antoine Francois Prevost's 'Histoire Generale des Voyages'. It is shown in good detail with mountains, rivers and villages clearly marked. Refer to Shirley BL G.Prev 1a.
Stock number:7909.
£ 55.00 ( approx. $US 71.58 )
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Imprint: Paris, 1764
195 x 360 mm., with early wash colour, in good condition.
This detailed map is of the province of Quito in Peru and is from Bellin's greatest atlas, the 'Petit Atlas Maritime'. Phillips 638 & 3508; Shirley BL M. Bell 5a; Maritime Museum no. 211.
Stock number:7911.
£ 50.00 ( approx. $US 65.07 )
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Imprint: London, John Murray, 1820
285 x 470 mm., in early wash colour, otherwise in good condition.
This fine hand coloured engraving is from Giovanni Battista Belzoni's 'Narrative of the Operations and Recent Discoveries within the Pyramids, Temples, Tombs and Excavations in Egypt and Nubia' published in London 1820 by John Murray. It was one of the most influential and impressive books published on Egyptology. Abbey Travel 268; Blackmer 117.
Stock number:8072.
£ 125.00 ( approx. $US 162.67 )
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Imprint: Paris, Henri Charpentier, 1864
270 x 320 mm., tinted lithograph in good condition.
This attractive view of road to La Turbie is part of the 'Route de la Corniche et Monaco'. Monaco itself can be seen in the distance. A coach and horses is upon the road. It is from Felix Benoist's work entitled 'Nice et Savoie, site pittoresque ...'. Benoist (1818-96) was born in Saumur and became an artist whose works were often made into lithographs. Benezit.
Stock number:8759.
£ 210.00 ( approx. $US 273.29 )
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Imprint: Paris, Henri Charpentier, 1864
270 x 320 mm., tinted lithograph in good condition.
This attractive view of the beach and the Promenade des Anglais in Nice is taken from the height of the ancient chateau. It is from Felix Benoist's work entitled 'Nice et Savoie, site pittoresque ...'. Benoist (1818-96) was born in Saumur and became an artist whose works were often made into lithographs. Benezit.
Stock number:8756.
£ 285.00 ( approx. $US 370.90 )
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Imprint: Paris, Henri Charpentier, 1864
270 x 320 mm., tinted lithograph in good condition.
This view is taken from the waterfront by Mont Boron looking towards the town of Nice. It is from Felix Benoist's work entitled 'Nice et Savoie, site pittoresque ...'. Benoist (1818-96) was born in Saumur and became an artist whose works were often made into lithographs. Benezit.
Stock number:8760.
£ 250.00 ( approx. $US 325.35 )
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Imprint: Paris, Henri Charpentier, 1864
270 x 320 mm., tinted lithograph in good condition.
This attractive view of the port of Nice is taken from the height of the ancient chateau. It is from Felix Benoist's work entitled 'Nice et Savoie, site pittoresque ...'. Benoist (1818-96) was born in Saumur and became an artist whose works were often made into lithographs. Benezit.
Stock number:8755.
£ 285.00 ( approx. $US 370.90 )
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Imprint: Paris, Henri Charpentier, 1864
270 x 320 mm., tinted lithograph in good condition.
This attractive view of Eze is taken from the approaching road which is displayed with coach and horses. The peninsula of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat can be seen in the distance. It is from Felix Benoist's work entitled 'Nice et Savoie, site pittoresque ...'. Benoist (1818-96) was born in Saumur and became an artist whose works were often made into lithographs. Benezit.
Stock number:8758.
£ 250.00 ( approx. $US 325.35 )
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Imprint: Paris, Henri Charpentier, 1864
270 x 320 mm., tinted lithograph in good condition.
This attractive view of Villefranche and port highlights how undeveloped the coastline was at the time. It is from Felix Benoist's work entitled 'Nice et Savoie, site pittoresque ...'. Benoist (1818-96) was born in Saumur and became an artist whose works were often made into lithographs. Benezit.
Stock number:8757.
£ 285.00 ( approx. $US 370.90 )
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Imprint: Zurich, 2016
Edition: First Edition
Stock number:12345.
$US 600.00
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Imprint: Zurich, 2100
Stock number:8805_156.
$US 888.00
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Imprint: Zurich, 1566
Edition: First Edition
Stock number:8805_large.
$US 333.00
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Imprint: Paris, 1803
Edition: 1
Binding: Hardback
Octavo, nineteenth century quarter calf, panelled cloth boards, gilt spine, with marbled endpapers. XX, 318, 5, (4) pp. Slight loss of paper to the title page. With two folding maps in full contemporary wash colour in excellent condition.
First edition of this first hand account of Louisiana in a seminal year of its history. 1803 would mark its hand over to the United States of America as part of the Louisiana Purchase. The two maps cover upper and lower Louisiana. Clark ‘Old South’ 79; Howes B389; Sabin 4962 ; Streeter sale 1530.
Stock number:1703.
$US 4500.00
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Imprint: London, William Berry at ye Sign of the Globe between Charing Cross and Whitehall, 1680
575 x 885 mm., in early outline colour, some professional repair to edge tears and reinforcement to lower corners, not affecting the image, with the accompanying page of geographical tables, otherwise in good condition.
A fine rare English double-hemispheric seventeenth century world map. “In September 1678 Robert Morden (fl. 1669, d. 1703) and William Berry (1639-1718) petitioned the crown for “a licence to do all general and particular maps of the several parts of the world according to an alphabeticall manner”. Morden’s connection with what appears to be the birth of the folio atlas is not heard of again. Berry began publishing a series of large two sheet maps with a group of the world and continents advertised in the ‘London Gazette’, from 1-5 July 1680. The world is also announced in the ‘Term Catalogues’ for the summer of that year. This only mentions the world map, which would undoubtedly have been finished first, and the continents would have followed. Berry did not advertise his next two sheet map, that of England, until February 1682.“Through the 1680s Berry published nearly forty large maps of parts of the world, sufficient to cover it all. From the late 1680s he clearly offered them bound together as a collection of maps as a handful of examples are known, but this was clearly not the intention for the maps, as none have borne any title page. Examples are known in the British Library, the Library of Congress and the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, all bearing either thirty-seven or thirty-eight maps. An example has been noted for sale by Maggs Brothers, which bore sixty-nine maps, the balance being made up of contemporary English maps by other cartographers dating the atlas to c.1704, and two further offered at Christies, auctions in London in the 1980s” (Burden). Cartographically the world map is drawn directly from that of Alexis-Hubert Jaillot, 1674. Jaillot’s map was, in turn, derived from Nicolas Sanson’s geography, who is here recognised in the running title above, ‘Described by Sanson Corrected and amended By William Berry’. Sanson had far more of a reputation in cartographic circles than Jaillot so it is natural that Berry would use his name. These ‘amendments’ include the patriotically named islands off Tierra del Fuego and ‘New Albion’ placed in California. New Guinea is distinctly an island and there is no southern continent. An ornate cartouche lower centre includes an effusive dedication to Charles II. Armitage (2012) pp. 41 & 99-100; Burden (1996-2007) 532; Phillips (1909-) 3442; Shirley (1984) 501; Shirley (2004) T.Berr 1a; Tyacke (1973) p. 76; Tyacke (1978) no. 100 & pp. 109-10.
Stock number:7758.
£ 5950.00 ( approx. $US 7743.33 )
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Imprint: London, William Berry at the Sign of the Globe between Charing Cross and White Hall, 1680
590 x 880 mm., in two sheets joined, early outline colour, some professional repair to lower centrefold not affecting the image, with one or two small surface marks none offensive, trimmed just touching the upper left corner but generally with good margins all round, otherwise in good condition.
A fine rare English seventeenth century road map. In September 1678 Robert Morden (fl. 1669, d. 1703) and William Berry (1639-1718) petitioned the crown for “a licence to do all general and particular maps of the several parts of the world according to an alphabeticall manner”. Morden’s connection with what appears to be the birth of the folio atlas is not heard of again. Berry began publishing a series of large two sheet maps with a group of the world and continents advertised in the ‘London Gazette’, from 1-5 July 1680. The world is also announced in the ‘Term Catalogues’ for the summer of that year. This only mentions the world map, which would undoubtedly have been finished first, and the continents would have followed. Berry did not advertise his next two sheet map, that of England and Berry's first, until February 1682.“Through the 1680s Berry published nearly forty large maps of parts of the world, sufficient to cover it all. From the late 1680s he clearly offered them bound together as a collection of maps as a handful of examples are known, but this was clearly not the intention for the maps, as none have borne any title page. Examples are known in the British Library, the Library of Congress and the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, all bearing either thirty-seven or thirty-eight maps. An example has been noted for sale by Maggs Brothers, which bore sixty-nine maps, the balance being made up of contemporary English maps by other cartographers dating the atlas to c.1704, and two further offered at Christies auctions in London in the 1980s” (Burden). This second map of England by Berry was announced in the 'Term Catalogues' for November 1685 and dedicated to James II who became King on 6 February 1685. He was deposed in the Glorious Revolution of 1688 by William III and for the second state offered here the dedication is altered to reflect the new King. The map is derived from the large wall map of the roads by John Adams published in 1677. It features the distances between towns within circles and by using straight lines. The inspiration for Adams' original work was undoubtedly the success of John Ogilby's book of roads entitled 'Britannia' published in 1675. Provenance: private English collection since the 1970s when it was acquired for £9! Burden (1996-2007) 532; Phillips (1909-) 3442; Shirley (1988) Berry 2.ii; Shirley (2004) T.Berr 1a no. 8; Tyacke (1973) p. 76; Tyacke (1978) no. 100 & pp. 109-10.
Stock number:8243.
£ 3250.00 ( approx. $US 4229.55 )
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Imprint: Venice, 1599
120 x 175 mm., printed slightly off square otherwise in good condition.
Pietro Bertelli (fl.1594-1616) was a member of the extensive family of engravers, publishers and mapsellers of the same name largely known to work in Venice. In 1599 Pietro published a series of town plans under the title 'Theatrum Urbium Italicarum' which were mainly bird's-eye views. Ganado describes this plate "This bird's-eye view of the harbour shows on Mount Sceberras what has been described as the Lanci proposal for the new city. It is cut off from Fort St Elmo and the land front is in line with Senglea. The map was based on the map by Francesco Valegio." The new city of 'Valeta' is identified. Cremonini (1991) no. 9 (12); Ganado (2003) no. 86; Mason 'Maps of Malta in the Order of St. John' no. 20; refer Shirley (2004) T.Ber 2a no. 13.
Stock number:7352.
£ 475.00 ( approx. $US 618.16 )
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Imprint: Amsterdam, 1616
100 x 135 mm., , minor tear repaired lower margin, not effecting the image, otherwise fine.
This map of central Africa focuses on the land of the legendary Christian King, Prester John. The Nile River flows from two large lakes. Shirley BL T.Bert 2a.
Stock number:4634.
£ 125.00 ( approx. $US 162.67 )
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Imprint: Amsterdam, 1616
10 x 14 cms., with early wash colour to the sea
This attractive little map of Catalonia and Aragon was published in Amsterdam by Petrus Bertius. The work it comes from is a revised edition of Barent Langenes' "Caert Thresoor". The maps were all newly engraved by Jodocus Hondius. Van der Krogt, P. (Atlantes) 6281:342; Shirley "Atlases in the BL" T.Bert 2a.
Stock number:4049.
£ 110.00 ( approx. $US 143.15 )
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Imprint: Amsterdam, 1616
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
100 x 135 mm., in fine condition.
This attractive little map of the world according to the Egyptian geographer Ptolemy was published in Amsterdam by Petrus Bertius. It displays a ptolemaic geography with climatic zones identified. The work it comes from is a revised edition of Barent Langenes' 'Caert Thresoor' entitled 'Tabularum Geographicarum Libri ...' The maps were all newly engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this example is signed by him and has Latin text on the verso. King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt, P. (Atlantes) 6281:342; Shirley 'Atlases in the BL' T.Bert 2a.
Stock number:8602.
£ 95.00 ( approx. $US 123.63 )
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