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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: Gotha, Justus Perthes, 1873
970 x 1480 mm., dissected in to eight sections and mounted on linen, double folds with some reinforcement. It folds into a contemporary green paper boarded portfolio complete with original silk ties and pasted on contemporary paper title.
This is a large folding chart of the physical world. In full colour, the map features numerous physical, political and commercial details such as sailing routes and telegraph lines. The oceans currents are detailed, and there are twenty-six insets surrounding the map. Two of them are of the world and feature declination and wind currents. Doctor Heinrich Carl Wilhelm Berghaus (1797-1884) was an engineer and geographer from Cleve, now in Germany. After his studies he worked in the Prussian Land Survey Office he then became a teacher of geodesy and a pioneer in the field of scientific and thematic cartography. Hermann Berghaus was the nephew of Heinrich Berghaus who continued his fine work. First published 1863,this is the seventh edition dated 1873. Provenance: G Marrin 1993; private collection of Rodney Shirley. Dreyer-Eimbcke IMCoS Journal 70 pp. 19-27.
Stock number:9401.
£ 350.00 ( approx. $US 455.49 )
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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., in recent wash colour
This attractive little map is of Andalucia, Spain. It 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. It focuses on the south of Spain and bears two galleons offshore. Van der Krogt, P. (Atlantes) 6281:342; Shirley "Atlases in the BL" T.Bert 2a.
Stock number:4055.
£ 80.00 ( approx. $US 104.11 )
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Imprint: Paris, Pierre Mariette, 1624-[46]
380 x 500 mm., recent outline colour, in good condition.
Petrus Bertius of Flanders was resident in Paris and Cosmographer to King Louis XIII of France. The first state of this map is very rare, indeed I was unable to locate an example for my book on the 'Mapping of North America'. The second state was reworked and redated to 1640, this was undertaken by Michel van Lochom and is based on the fact that the other three continents all bear that date and two of them his name."The map is based on the Jodocus Hondius of America, 1618, published separately in Amsterdam. The only obvious improvement made is in the completion of the south coast of Tierra del Fuego. The second state bears major alterations. The entire west coast of North America, including nomenclature, is erased and replaced by a dotted coastline with the legend "PAYS NON ENCORE DESCOVERTS" (land not yet discovered). This reflects possibly an attempt to balance the two schools of thought at the time as to whether California was an island or not ... The third state [offered here], dated 1646, appeared at the hand of Pierre Mariette and is found in the two recorded editions of the "Theatre Geographique de France" of 1650 and 1653. Mariette desired to get away from the French dependence on Dutch cartography, and following the lack of success of his atlas decided to concentrate his business on working with Nicolas Sanson whose reputation was growing" (Burden). Burden (1996) 209; Loeb-Larocque (1989) pp. 25-6, no. 5/ Pastoureau (1980) p. 55/ Pastoureau (1984) p. 345 & Mariette A, no. 5/ Tooley (1973) p. 299/ Wagner (1937) no. 351/ Wheat (1957) vol. 1, p. 37 & no. 37.
Stock number:8799.
$US 2500.00
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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]
9.5 x 13.5cm. Uncoloured octavo map.
Lovely smaller map of the continent, in good condition. Ex' Tabularum geographicam'.
Stock number:3059.
£ 175.00 ( approx. $US 227.74 )
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Imprint: Amsterdam, 1616
100 x 140 mm., a fine dark impression.
This attractive little map of Granada and Murcia 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. It focuses on the south of Spain and bears two galleons offshore. Van der Krogt, P. (Atlantes) 6281:342; Shirley "Atlases in the BL" T.Bert 2a.
Stock number:4050.
£ 105.00 ( approx. $US 136.65 )
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Imprint: Amsterdam, 1598-[1600]
90 x 130 mm., in very good condition.
In 1598 Barent Langenes published in Middleburgh a miniature atlas to rival that of Abraham Ortelius. The maps were largely engraved by Jodocus Hondius and his brother-in-law Pieter van den Keere. A very fine early map of the the island of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. With additional letterpress title above map 'Descriptio Ins. Madagascar'. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius with Latin text on verso. Van der Krogt, P. (Atlantes) 8320; Shirley 'Atlases in the BL' T.Lan 1a.
Stock number:4969.
£ 95.00 ( approx. $US 123.63 )
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Imprint: Amsterdam, 1616
100 x 130 mm., in fine condition.
This attractive little map of the Balearic Islands of Majorca and Minorca 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, this example has Latin text on the verso. Van der Krogt, P. (Atlantes) 6281:342; Shirley 'Atlases in the BL' T.Bert 2a.
Stock number:5973.
£ 270.00 ( approx. $US 351.38 )
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Imprint: Amsterdam, 1616
105 x 135 mm., with Latin text to the verso, in good condition.
A very fine early map of the southern tip of the Indian peninsula with a nearby Ceylon. Narsinga was the region of southern India otherwise known as the Hindu Vijayanagara Empire. The work it comes from is a revised edition of Barent Langenes' 'Caert Thresoor' of 1598 and was first published in 1616. The maps were all newly engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this example has Latin text on the verso. Koeman Lan 11A; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) no. 8335:342; Shirley 'Atlases in the BL' T.Bert 2a.
Stock number:8141.
£ 110.00 ( approx. $US 143.15 )
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Imprint: Amsterdam, 1616
10 x 14 cms., in fine condition
This attractive little map of the northern regions of Spain takes in the Basque area. It 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. It focuses on the south of Spain and bears two galleons offshore. Van der Krogt, P. (Atlantes) 6281:342; Shirley "Atlases in the BL" T.Bert 2a.
Stock number:4052.
£ 135.00 ( approx. $US 175.69 )
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Imprint: Amsterdam, 1598-[1600]
90 x 130 mm., Latin text to the verso, good condition.
In 1598 Barent Langenes published in Middleburgh a miniature atlas to rival that of Abraham Ortelius. The maps were largely engraved by Jodocus Hondius and his brother-in-law Pieter van den Keere. A very fine early map of the present day Iran. With additional letterpress title above map 'Descriptio Persiae'. Van der Krogt, P. (Atlantes); Shirley "Atlases in the BL" T.Lan 1a.
Stock number:4950.
£ 85.00 ( approx. $US 110.62 )
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