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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 )
Imprint: London, Published & Sold by James Heskett, No.13, Sweetings Alley, Royal Exchange, 1813
Binding: Hardback
680 x 640 mm., early outline colour with wash to some areas, dissected and backed on publisher's cloth, with original publishers green paper slipcase with original paper title, in good condition.
John Andrews large scale map of the thirty miles around London was first issued in 1782. It extends to Stevenage, Canvey island, East Grinsted and High Wycombe. The title runs across the top of the map with the imprint of '3d. Edition May 1st; 1813'. This is the third edition of five according to Darlington and Howgego. The boundary of the two-penny past has been coloured orange accoring to a note lower right. Provenance: Northwood Maps 1985; private collection of Rodney Shirley. D & H 172.3.
Stock number:9438.
£ 295.00 ( approx. $US 383.91 )
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Imprint: London, Andrew Dury and William Herbert, 1768
485 x 600 mm., with original folds still in very good condition.
This detailed plan of Canterbury by John Andrews and Matthew Wren is separately published by Andrew Dury and William Herbert, but is more usually found with Andrews and Dury's twenty-five sheet large scale map of the county of Kent published a year later in 1769. At the bottom outside the neatline is an advertisement for the large scale map announcing that it will shortly be published on a scale of two inches to the mile. This plan is drawn to the large scale of about 175 feet to the inch. John Andrews (fl.1766-98) was a geographer, surveyor, engraver and mapseller in London who is particularly well known for his fine collaborations with Andrew Dury. Matthew Wren had already worked with Andrews on plans of Hertford and St. Albans. The finished product was published jointly by Andrews and William Herbert. Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).
Stock number:7221.
£ 650.00 ( approx. $US 845.91 )
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Imprint: London, Andrew Dury, 1766
Twelve sheets (525 x 700 mm. each), in early outline colour, all laid on linen with some light restoration, generally in good condition. With general index map of the county, 2 town plans of St. Albans and Hertford and 9 large scale sheets to the county.
This is the first of three large scale county surveys published by the partners John Andrews (fl.1766-98) and Andrew Dury (fl.1742-78). The other counties were Kent in 1769 and Wiltshire in 1773. This map of Hertfordshire in nine sheets was the first of the county to show parishes and was first published in 1766 by Andrew Dury. All three were undertaken at the very large scale of two inches to the mile, only a handful were published with this much detail in the eighteenth century. Indeed this map of Hertfordshire is the first of the county to be done at the scale of ONE inch to the mile or larger. The majority of large scale maps were drawn at one inch to the mile. The large scale however affords a much greater level of detail with even the smallest of side roads being displayed. The definition of the towns and villages is also much improved. The detail goes down to water-mills and kitchen gardens! A note on the map relates that the western part of the county was surveyed by John Andrews and the eastern part Andrew Dury. Dury it appears was also the publisher and a London bookseller who priced the map at £1.16s in sheet form. He was originally, it is believed, the manager of John Rocque's shop. The engraver is unidentified but a John Cheevers was working with Dury at about the same time. There is a very attractive dedication cartouche upper left with riverside scene in front of a country house. In the same year Dury also published two town plans of Hertford and St. Albans with Matthew Wren. They provide superb scale of the town and are beautifully engraved. They are rarely found with the large scale map. Provenance: private English collection. Hodson Herts 44.i & 45.i; Rodger 495; Tooley, R. ‘Map Collector’ 58 pp. 31-37 Ht19; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011) pp. 9-20, 209-10.
Stock number:7333.
£ 1750.00 ( approx. $US 2277.45 )
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Imprint: London, William Faden, 1773-[1 January 1810]
Binding: Hardback
Folio (560 x 400 mm.), contemporary diced russia, with gilt ruled panels, rebacked preserving original ribbed spine, ornate gilt ruled compartments, gilt title, gilt crest of an eagle's head at the head of the spine. Typographic title page, index table, general index map of the county, and 18 double page sheets each approximately 460 x 630 mm., all in early outline colour, offsetting throughout.
AN ASSOCIATION COPY. SIR RICHARD HOARE'S COPY of this large scale map of Wiltshire for which HE SUPPLIED MUCH INFORMATION AND WROTE A COUNTY HISTORY. This is one of three large scale county surveys published by the partners John Andrews (fl.1766-98) and Andrew Dury (fl.1742-78). The other counties were of Hertfordshire published c.1766 and Kent in 1769. This, the last of their counties, was first published in 1773. All three were undertaken at the very large scale of TWO INCHES TO THE MILE, only a handful were published with this much detail in the eighteenth century. This is an example of the second edition published by William Faden, it is rarer than the first. Indeed the general index map is known by only the one example in the Royal Geographical Society and one other example found in the Kentish Catalogue of 1997. Faden improved the map considerably with new information. A further feature is the introduction of a title page and a list of the towns, villages and 'Principal Seats of the Nobility and Gentry'. The numeration of the plates was also altered; it now starts in the north west corner of the county. He removed the old list of subscribers and replaced it with a new title. The ornate dedication cartouche to the landowners of the county was the designed by Giovanni Battista Cipriani and engraved by James Caldwell (1739-1822). Credit is given in the map's title for the 'information liberally communicated by the Earl of Radnor and Sir Richard Hoare. This example is the latter's own copy! Sir Richard Colt Hoare (1758-1838) was an antiquarian, historian, archaeologist, artist and traveller. Hoare was the first recorded archaeologist along with William Cunnington to dig at Stonehenge. Provenance: With the gilt crest of a raised eagle's head, that of Hoare at the top of the spine, pencil on front free endpaper of 'Sir R C Hoare's copy'; with bookplate of Anthony Robert Alwyn Hobson. Kentish Large Scale County Maps of England and Wales 1705-1832, no. 63; Rodger 495; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).
Stock number:8699.
£ 1600.00 ( approx. $US 2082.24 )
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Imprint: Paris, 1861
620 x 900 mm., in lovely early wash colour, with a couple of minor tears just touching the edge of the map repaired, otherwise in good condition.
A fine large scale map of the continent of Africa displaying a good amount on knowledge of the interior. A true colonial map with the various countries coloured according to colonial master. With insets of the following islands: Canaries; Madeira; Cape Verde; Ascension; St. Helene; Mayotte; Nossi Be (off Madagascar); Mascareigne Islands. The family firm of Andriveau-Goujon were mapsellers and publishers in Paris from about 1805 to 1876. Tooley's Dictionary.
Stock number:5469.
£ 175.00 ( approx. $US 227.74 )
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Imprint: 1830
175 x 535 mm., pencil drawing on paper pasted on the right side at the corners onto thin paper, in good condition.
A fine pencil sketch of Bournemouth drawn at an early stage of its development when it was a gathering of cottages. "In 1800 the Bournemouth area was largely a remote and barren heathland. No one lived at the mouth of the Bourne River and the only regular visitors were a few fishermen, turf cutters and gangs of smugglers until the 16th century. During the Tudor period the area was used as a hunting estate, 'Stourfield Chase', but by the late 18th century only a few small parts of it were maintained, including several fields around the Bourne Stream and a cottage known as Decoy Pond House, which stood near where the Square is today.With the exception of the estate, until 1802 most of the Bournemouth area was common land. The Christchurch Inclosures Act 1802 and the Inclosure Commissioners' Award of 1805 transferred hundreds of acres into private ownership for the first time. In 1809, the Tapps Arms public house appeared on the heath. A few years later, in 1812, the first residents, retired army officer Lewis Tregonwell and his wife, moved into their new home built on land he had purchased from Sir George Ivison Tapps. Tregonwell began developing his land for holiday letting by building a series of sea villas. In association with Tapps, he planted hundreds of pine trees, providing a sheltered walk to the beach (later to become known as the 'Invalids walk'). The town would ultimately grow up around its scattered pines. In 1832 when Tregonwell died, Bournemouth had grown into small community with a scattering of houses, villas and cottages.In 1835, after the death of Sir George Ivison Tapps, his son Sir George William Tapps-Gervis inherited his father's estate. Bournemouth started to grow at a faster rate as George William started developing the seaside village into a resort similar to those that had already grown up along the south coast such as Weymouth and Brighton. In 1841, the town was visited by the physician and writer Augustus Granville. Granville was the author of The Spas of England, which described health resorts around the country. As a result of his visit, Dr Granville included a chapter on Bournemouth in the second edition of his book. The publication of the book, as well as the growth of visitors to the seaside seeking the medicinal use of the seawater and the fresh air of the pines, helped the town to grow and establish itself as an early tourist destination" (www.visitbournemouth.com).
Stock number:8295.
£ 250.00 ( approx. $US 325.35 )
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Imprint: Amsterdam, c.1700
150 x 260 mm., in fine early wash colour, good condition.
A fine unidentified view of Derbent, Dagestan, Russia on the west shore of the Caspian Sea.
Stock number:5398.
£ 95.00 ( approx. $US 123.63 )
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Imprint: Unknown, c.1840
230 x 310 mm., early coloured lithograph with ruled border, some light foxing upper left otherwise in good condition.
This very rare hand coloured lithograph of the High Street of Lutterworth is identified in pencil in the lower border. The title below has bee trimmed. A wonderful detailed look of the main thoroughfare illustrating the business and people of the day.
Stock number:8301.
£ 50.00 ( approx. $US 65.07 )
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Imprint: (Germany), c.1720
345 x 415 mm., with folds as issued. In fine condition on good paper.
A finely engraved large scaled map of the region between Hamburg and Kiel. We have been unable to trace the origin of this map.
Stock number:4168.
£ 100.00 ( approx. $US 130.14 )
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Imprint: c.1920
Watercolour 180 x 255 mm., laid down on paper. Another view of the desert on the verso
Stock number:6974.
£ 55.00 ( approx. $US 71.58 )
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Imprint: 1813
160 x 290 mm. each on average, two laid on paper, in good condition.
The six pen and ink drawings are entitled as follows: ‘Southampton 1813’, ‘Isle of Wight. The Needles – Hirst Castle. View from Limmington Bay – Jany 1813’, ‘Southampton Water’, ‘Dibden Church New Forrest 1813’, ‘Southampton Water’ and ‘Southampton water Calshot Castle Isle of Wight 1813’.
Stock number:6300.
£ 650.00 ( approx. $US 845.91 )
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Imprint: London, c.1780
430 x 540 mm., a coupe of minor edge repairs otherwise in good condition.
A fine unidentified English view with Italian title too of the Palatine Hill in Rome. It is set in a fine pastoral scene with locals going about their daily business in the foreground.
Stock number:5824.
£ 250.00 ( approx. $US 325.35 )
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Imprint: c.1830
95 x 280 mm. each, two watercolours, attached at the corners to a larger sheet of paper.
A pair of finely executed watercolours.
Stock number:8073.
£ 125.00 ( approx. $US 162.67 )
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Imprint: Paris, 1749
445 x 420 mm., with folds as issued in the book, some very light foxing otherwise in good condition.
In 1740 the Admiralty dispatched Captain George Anson to the South Pacific to aggravate the Spanish. They suffered great loss of life and half of their ships within a year of sailing. Most of the loss of life was mainly to scurvy. Perseverance was rewarded with the capture of a very rich prize and the voyage was deemed a success on his return in 1744. Anson was duly knighted. The official account of the voyage was published in 1748 and enjoyed popular success. This fine chart of the southern portion of South America comes from the first French edition which was published the following year 1749. It extends northwards to the Isle de Ste. Catherine in Brasil. It displays the track taken by Anson from that Isle round Cape Horn and northwards to Juan Ferandes Island. Sabin 1629; Shirley BL G.Ans 2a no. 2.
Stock number:5182.
£ 150.00 ( approx. $US 195.21 )
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Imprint: Amsterdam, c.1750
870 x 300 mm., in two sheets, with folds as issued in the book but here ironed out. Minor paper crease and binders tear repaired, otherwise in good condition.
This two sheet chart details the route the Spanish galleons take between the Philippines and Acapulco, Mexico. The tracks of Commodore George Anson and Nostra Seigniora de Cabadonga are illustrated. The chart is found in the Dutch edition of the travels of Anson who left Britain in 1740 at the head of a fleet of six ships sent to attack Spanish colonial interests in South America. Within a year Anson fleet had been reduced to three ships and he had lost two thirds of his men. After resting in Juan Fernandes, he left on his flagship 'Centurion' in the hope of finding a heavily laden Spanish galleon. After such a poor start to the voyage they finally struck it rich capturing the Nuestra Señora de Cabadonga off Cape Espiritu Santo on June 20, 1743.
Stock number:7494.
£ 275.00 ( approx. $US 357.88 )
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Imprint: The Hague, 1737
470 x 685 mm., in EARLY WASH COLOUR, small lower margin tear short of the image, repaired otherwise in very good condition.
This very attractive map of China and the Korean peninsula is from Jean Baptiste Du Halde’s account. The work was first published as the ‘Description Geographique … de la Chine’ in Paris 1735, which was closely followed by this Dutch edition in 1737. Du Halde was a Jesuit priest and confessor to Louis XIV. For many years he studied the Jesuit reports being sent back to Paris and published this magnificent four volume work in 1735. The maps accompanying the work were produced by Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville the noted cartographer of the day. One of the main cartographic sources was the Chinese woodblock atlas known as the Kangxi which was completed 1718-19. This Dutch edition was issued as the ‘Nouvel Atlas de la Chine’. The book quickly became the principal cartographic authority on China in the eighteenth century.This map is decorated with a very elaborate pictorial title cartouche. It depicts the Emporer Kangxi presiding over the survey and two Fathers with a mounted armed escort investigating a farm settlement, his buildings and cattle. The scale cartouche is adorned by two wolf hunters. The whole is engraved by Gerard Kondet (Condet), one of a noted family of engravers. For this map’s production d’Anville (1697-1782) used ones prepared by Jesuit missionaries and commissioned by Emporer Kangxi who ordered a survey of the country in 1708-1716. The maps extends far enough to encompass all of modern day China taking in Tibet and Kashgar to the west, Mongous and in the north and Mantcheoux to the north east. Inner Mongolia and Manchuria are also depicted. The finished map is the first accurate cartographic depiction of the region available in the western world.It is also notable for recording the Korean peninsula with a level of accuracy for the first time. By the end of the seventeenth century much of China was mapped by western society but access to the Korean peninsula was strictly controlled. The Jesuits were obliged to rely on Chinese or Korean sources for information. “An agent of the Kangxi Emperor, referred to as the ‘Tartar lord’, sent on a diplomatic mission to Seoul, was able to take limited measurements surreptitiously. He obtained a copy of a Korean map from the imperial palace and [Father Jean-Baptiste] Regis later adjusted it with the agent’s geodetic observations. The resulting map of Korea became part of the comprehensive atlas of the Chinese Empire and surrounding territories produced for the emperor by the Jesuits. Known as the Kangxi atlas, it was issued several times in small printings in China and brought to Paris where Du Halde ...” (Nebenzahl).D’Anville is said to have produced his first map at the age 15 but it was his maps for Du Halde which gained him notoriety for the first time. In the developing tradition of French cartography they are renowned for their attention to detail and accuracy. D’Anville followed de L’Isle as cartographer to the King. His vast collection of cartographic material survives today. Chang 'China in European Maps' pl. 44; Nebenzahl 'Mapping Korea, a challenge to early mapmakers', in 'Mappae Antiquae Liber Amicorum Gunter Schilder' pp. 167-74; Shirley 'Atlases in the BL' T.Hald 3a no. 1; Yee 'Cartography in China' in 'The History of Cartography. Volume 2, Book 2'.
Stock number:5913.
£ 2750.00 ( approx. $US 3578.85 )
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Imprint: Paris, 1753
965 x 505 mm., in two separate sheets, in good condition.
Many of d'Anville's atlases are untitled collections of maps, an example including this map can be found in the British Library. D'Anville died in 1782 aged 84 having led an active life cartographically. He was a thorough editor of his maps, so much so that upon his death his collection of some 9000 maps was acquired by the state. Engraved by Guillaume de la Haye. Shirley T.Anv 2a no. 25 & 26.
Stock number:8145.
£ 150.00 ( approx. $US 195.21 )
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Imprint: Paris, 1754
520 x 260 mm., a nice sharp engraving.
The title indicates that the map of the Caspian Sea is drawn from sources at the Academy of Science at St. Petersbourg. Many of d'Anville's atlases are untitled collections of maps, an example including this map can be found in the British Library. D'Anville died in 1782 aged 84 having led an active life cartographically. He was a thorough editor of his maps, so much so that upon his death his collection of some 9000 maps was acquired by the state. Engraved by de la Haye. Shirley BL T.Anv 2b no. 27.
Stock number:4315.
£ 350.00 ( approx. $US 455.49 )
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Imprint: Paris, 1775
320 x 685 mm., in good condition on thick paper with large margins.
A fine map engraved by Guilaume De-la-Haye of the Guinea coast of West Africa. With an inset of the Gold Coast. It was published and drawn by Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d' Anville (1697-1782), a noted French cartographer who compiled over 200 maps.
Stock number:8240.
£ 195.00 ( approx. $US 253.77 )
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