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Imprint: Paris, 1745
680 x 480 mm, with two small tears in the right margin, one just touching the neatline, both repaired otherwise in good condition.
A nice detailed chart of the coast of the Straits of Sunda with Sumatra to the upper left and Java, both in Indonesia. The important colonial port of Bantam is depicted on the north coast of Java. The inset lower left features a 'Plande la Baye de l'Isle de Mew ou Cantaye', a small island off the western coast of Java, in what today is the Ujung Kulon National Park. Three coastal profiles are inserted in Java. The material collected for 'Le Neptune Oriental' was approved by the French Compagnie des Indes. D'Apres de Mannevillette was one of the first Hydrographers of France and an accomplished navigator. Born in Le Havre to a captain in the French West India Company he made a voyage to the Caribbean in 1726. He showed an early interest in navigation and was one of the first Frenchmen to use Hadley's quadrant and was later in life a friend of Dalrymple. Upon the atlas' publication it was highly commended by everyone. Updated at various times after initial publication in 1745 it was expanded considerably in 1775. NMM 203 no. 15; Shirley M.Apr 1c.
Stock number:5535.
£ 145.00 ( approx. $US 188.70 )
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Imprint: Paris, 1775
660 x 480 mm., in good condition.
A good large scale chart of the south west of Sumatra in Indonesia. It covers the territory from the Straits of Sunda past Bengkulu further north. The material collected for 'Le Neptune Oriental' was approved by the French Compagnie des Indes. D'Apres de Mannevillette was one of the first Hydrographers of France and an accomplished navigator. Born in Le Havre to a captain in the French West India Company he made a voyage to the Caribbean in 1726. He showed an early interest in navigation and was one of the first Frenchmen to use Hadley's quadrant and was later in life a friend of Dalrymple. Upon the atlas' publication it was highly commended by everyone. Updated at various times after initial publication in 1745 it was expanded considerably in 1775 when this chart was introduced. NMM 204 not listed; Shirley M.Apr 1c.
Stock number:5536.
£ 125.00 ( approx. $US 162.67 )
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Imprint: Paris, 1745
660 x 480 mm., in good condition.
A nice detailed chart of the west coast of Sumatra with Padang lower right leading northwards to include Natal. The material collected for 'Le Neptune Oriental' was approved by the French Compagnie des Indes. D'Apres de Mannevillette was one of the first Hydrographers of France and an accomplished navigator. Born in Le Havre to a captain in the French West India Company he made a voyage to the Caribbean in 1726. He showed an early interest in navigation and was one of the first Frenchmen to use Hadley's quadrant and was later in life a friend of Dalrymple. Upon the atlas' publication it was highly commended by everyone. Updated at various times after initial publication in 1745 it was expanded considerably in 1775. NMM 203; Shirley M.Apr 1c.
Stock number:5537.
£ 125.00 ( approx. $US 162.67 )
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Imprint: Paris, 1775
335 x 485 mm., in fine modern wash colour, in good condition.
A highly important chart depicting the FIRST RECOGNISABLE CARTOGRAPHIC REPRESENTATION OF HONG KONG after the work of Alexander Dalrymple’s in 1771. We could find no record of the original Dalrymple chart having been on the market in recent memory. This therefore is the earliest obtainable printed map to depict Hong Kong. It is based upon the surveys and soundings made from the navigational surveys in 1754, 1759, and 1760 by Dalrymple (1737-1808) the highly talented Scottish hydrographer who worked for the East India Company from 1752 and became its first Hydrographer in 1779. In 1795 he was promoted to Hydrographer to the Royal Navy. Dalrymple is renowned for the work he put in to correlating old charts with new discoveries in the East.At this point in time the only Chinese port open to European trade was Canton, the approaches to which are depicted here. The Portuguese colony of Macao, founded in 1557, is seen in the west. The nearby anchorage at ‘Typti’ was a popular waypoint for vessels. At the top of the map is the ‘Gueule du Tigre’, Boca Tigris or tiger’s mouth, the entrance to the Canton River. The now famous port and city of Hong Kong did not exist at this point not being founded until 1841. It is depicted here as ‘Fanchin Chow’ (Victoria Island) with both Stanley and D’Agular peninsulas shown in outline. Both Lantao and Lamma Islands are identified.This chart was published by Dalrymple’s friend Jean-Baptiste D’Apres de Mannevillette in the ‘Neptune Orientale’. The material collected for it was approved by the French Compagnie des Indes. D’Apres de Mannevillette was one of the first Hydrographers of France and an accomplished navigator. Born in Le Havre to a captain in the French West India Company he made a voyage to the Caribbean in 1726. He showed an early interest in navigation and was one of the first Frenchmen to use Hadley’s quadrant and was later in life a friend of Dalrymple. Upon the atlas’ publication it was highly commended by everyone. Updated at various times after initial publication in 1745, it was expanded considerably in 1775 when this chart was introduced. Howse & Sanderson (1973) no. XLI; Sanderson (1971) 204 no. 55; Shirley (2004) M.Apr 1c.
Stock number:6985.
£ 3250.00 ( approx. $US 4229.55 )
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Imprint: Paris, 1745
480 x 330 mm., with one or two light marks lower right, just into the image, otherwise in good condition.
A nice chart of the northern portion of the Gulf of Bengal depicting in the north Luckipore and Islamabad. The material collected for 'Le Neptune Oriental' was approved by the French Compagnie des Indes. D'Apres de Mannevillette was one of the first Hydrographers of France and an accomplished navigator. Born in Le Havre to a captain in the French West India Company he made a voyage to the Caribbean in 1726. He showed an early interest in navigation and was one of the first Frenchmen to use Hadley's quadrant and was later in life a friend of Dalrymple. Upon the atlas' publication it was highly commended by everyone. Updated at various times after initial publication in 1745 it was expanded considerably in 1775. NMM 203 no. 9; Shirley M.Apr 1c.
Stock number:7413.
£ 150.00 ( approx. $US 195.21 )
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Imprint: Paris, 1775
480 x 330 mm., modern outline colour, tear in lower left corner repaired, otherwise in good condition.
A good large scale chart of the east end of Java and the western part of Bali.. An inset lower left features a 'Plan de la Baye de Ballambouang'. The material collected for 'Le Neptune Oriental' was approved by the French Compagnie des Indes. D'Apres de Mannevillette was one of the first Hydrographers of France and an accomplished navigator. Born in Le Havre to a captain in the French West India Company he made a voyage to the Caribbean in 1726. He showed an early interest in navigation and was one of the first Frenchmen to use Hadley's quadrant and was later in life a friend of Dalrymple. Upon the atlas' publication it was highly commended by everyone. Updated at various times after initial publication in 1745 it was expanded considerably in 1775 when this chart was introduced. NMM 204 no. 55; Shirley M.Apr 1c.
Stock number:5819.
£ 175.00 ( approx. $US 227.74 )
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Imprint: Paris, 1775
490 x 340 mm., small tear in the upper margin not affecting the image, otherwise in good condition.
A good large scale chart of the east end of Java and the western part of Bali. An inset lower left features a 'Plan de la Baye de Ballambouang'. The material collected for 'Le Neptune Oriental' was approved by the French Compagnie des Indes. D'Apres de Mannevillette was one of the first Hydrographers of France and an accomplished navigator. Born in Le Havre to a captain in the French West India Company he made a voyage to the Caribbean in 1726. He showed an early interest in navigation and was one of the first Frenchmen to use Hadley's quadrant and was later in life a friend of Dalrymple. Upon the atlas' publication it was highly commended by everyone. Updated at various times after initial publication in 1745 it was expanded considerably in 1775 when this chart was introduced. NMM 204 no. 55; Shirley M.Apr 1c.
Stock number:5177.
£ 150.00 ( approx. $US 195.21 )
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Imprint: Paris, 1745
560 x 410 mm., fine early wash colour. Good condition.
A nice detailed chart of the coast of Sumatra or Indonesia centred on BANDA ACEH, the scene of the devastating tsunami which struck the region on 26 December 2004. The material collected for 'Le Neptune Oriental' was approved by the French Compagnie des Indes. D'Apres de Mannevillette was one of the first Hydrographers of France and an accomplished navigator. Born in Le Havre to a captain in the French West India Company he made a voyage to the Caribbean in 1726. He showed an early interest in navigation and was one of the first Frenchmen to use Hadley's quadrant and was later in life a friend of Dalrymple. Upon the atlas' publication it was highly commended by everyone. Updated at various times after initial publication in 1745 it was expanded considerably in 1775. NMM 203 no. 11; Shirley M.Apr 1c.
Stock number:4940.
£ 175.00 ( approx. $US 227.74 )
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Imprint: Paris, 1745
480 x 335 mm., in good condition.
A nice detailed chart of the coast of Sumatra or Indonesia centred on BANDA ACEH, the scene of the devastating tsunami which struck the region on 26 December 2004. The material collected for 'Le Neptune Oriental' was approved by the French Compagnie des Indes. D'Apres de Mannevillette was one of the first Hydrographers of France and an accomplished navigator. Born in Le Havre to a captain in the French West India Company he made a voyage to the Caribbean in 1726. He showed an early interest in navigation and was one of the first Frenchmen to use Hadley's quadrant and was later in life a friend of Dalrymple. Upon the atlas' publication it was highly commended by everyone. Updated at various times after initial publication in 1745 it was expanded considerably in 1775. NMM 203 no. 11; Shirley M.Apr 1c.
Stock number:5533.
£ 125.00 ( approx. $US 162.67 )
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Imprint: Brussels, 1745
480 x 330 mm., with one small wormhole, otherwise in good condition.
A nice detailed chart of the coast of south east coast of Sumatra or Indonesia with the Island of Banca (Bangka) offshore. The material collected for 'Le Neptune Oriental' was approved by the French Compagnie des Indes. D'Apres de Mannevillette was one of the first Hydrographers of France and an accomplished navigator. Born in Le Havre to a captain in the French West India Company he made a voyage to the Caribbean in 1726. He showed an early interest in navigation and was one of the first Frenchmen to use Hadley's quadrant and was later in life a friend of Dalrymple. Upon the atlas' publication it was highly commended by everyone. Updated at various times after initial publication in 1745 it was expanded considerably in 1775. The inset upper right features a 'Petit Plan du Detroit a l'Est de Banca'. NMM 203 no. 18; Shirley M.Apr 1c.
Stock number:5534.
£ 125.00 ( approx. $US 162.67 )
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Imprint: Brussels, 1745-[75]
480 x 330 mm., early wash colour, with pasted over section containing new data on the north and east shores of Banca, in good condition.
A nice detailed chart of the coast of south east coast of Sumatra or Indonesia with the Island of Banca (Bangka) offshore. The material collected for 'Le Neptune Oriental' was approved by the French Compagnie des Indes. D'Apres de Mannevillette was one of the first Hydrographers of France and an accomplished navigator. Born in Le Havre to a captain in the French West India Company he made a voyage to the Caribbean in 1726. He showed an early interest in navigation and was one of the first Frenchmen to use Hadley's quadrant and was later in life a friend of Dalrymple. Upon the atlas' publication it was highly commended by everyone. Updated at various times after initial publication in 1745 it was expanded considerably in 1775. The inset upper right features a 'Petit Plan du Detroit a l'Est de Banca'. NMM 203 no. 18; Shirley M.Apr 1c.
Stock number:8375.
£ 165.00 ( approx. $US 214.73 )
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Imprint: London, Robert Sayer and Thomas Jefferys, 1768
Four uncut sheets each 490 x 630 mm., in early outline colour, with deckled edges in EXCELLENT CONDITION.
This is the first map of the county of Durham to be produced at a scale of one inch to the mile and the only one issued in the eighteenth century. It was surveyed by Lieutenant Andrew Armstrong and his son Mostyn John Armstrong; both were cartographers although only the son published any atlases. At the time Andrew Armstrong described himself as "Lieut. on half pay from the 32nd Regt." Their focus was on Scottish related material with the notable exception of the large scale county surveys of the neighbouring county of Northumberland which would be published the following year and two further of Lincolnshire in 1779 and Rutland in 1780. It was engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys. There are three states all published in rapid succession in the same year this being the third state with the imprint of both Robert Sayer and Thomas Jefferys. An Explanation upper right helps to identify the Market Towns, Parishes, Churches, Seats, Farms or Cottages, Parks, Turnpike Roads, 'Inclosed' partial and open roads and Roman points of interest. Also indicated are Coal Pits and Lead Mines along with natural features such as Hills, Woods and Parks etc. A fine plan of the town of Durham appears lower left accompanied by a compass rose and encapsulated by an ornate border. A nearby note records the fact that the latitude figures used were taken by Professor Hornsby in 1765. The longitude were deduced from the solar eclipse of 1766 and compared with those made at London, Sherborn and Oxford. The map is dedicated to Henry Earl of Darlington, the Lord Lieutenant of the county. The title appears in an ornate cartouche upper right with a mining scene. To its right is a model of the Bases and Triangles used to triangulate the county. All issues are rare, particularly this one. Provenance: private English collection. Harley, Brian ‘The Re-Mapping of England, 1750-1800’ in Imago Mundi 19 pp. 56 & 63; Rodger (1972) 101; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).
Stock number:7216.
£ 1950.00 ( approx. $US 2537.73 )
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Imprint: London, 1843
630 x 515 mm., early outline colour, in good condition.
With a further inset entitled 'The Lower Course of the River Niger as far as it was ascended in the ...'. The voyage was known as the Niger expedition and was undertaken at the auspices of the British Government. It was undertaken by British missionary groups. It suffered from a high mortality due to disease. The island of St. Thomas is just shown at the bottom.
Stock number:7790.
£ 95.00 ( approx. $US 123.63 )
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Imprint: London, W. Mears, at the Lamb with-out Temple-Bar, and J. Hooke, at the Flower-de-Luce against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleetstreet, 1723
Edition: First Edition
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Octavo, three volumes (200 x 125 mm. each), full contemporary mottled calf, gilt panelled, ornate spine with raised bands, gilt ruled compartments with ornate designs, with gilt volume numbers and remains of red calf title label to 1 volume, lightly worn, otherwise in good condition. pp. (2), cxxviii + 194; (2), 195-580 [2]; (2), 428, with large folding county map incorporating view of Windsor Castle in volume 1; genealogical tables paginated within the text of volume 3, of which 11 are folding; engraved vignette on p. 331 of volume 3, woodcut title vignettes and tailpieces. In good condition.
The first published history of the county of Berkshire. Elias Ashmole (1617–1692) was an astrologer and antiquary and appointed to the College of Arms as Windsor Herald of Arms in Ordinary in 1660. Ashmole is however better known as an antiquary. He catalogued the Tradescant collection, the earliest recorded catalogue of what would become known as an English ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’. At about the same time he met William Dugdale the antiquary. Ashmole’s own notable collection of curiosities were given to Oxford University on the condition that they house them appropriately. In 1683 the Ashmolean Museum opened, it was the first public museum in modern Europe. In the 1660s he began collecting information for a history of the county of Berkshire but it was not to be published during his lifetime. The first edition was in 1719, this is the revised second edition with pp. 516-517 of vol. 2 correctly numbered. The superb folding etched map by Wenceslaus Hollar was engraved for John Overton in 1666. It is a copy of that by John Speed in 1611 reduced in scale. Hollar’s distinctive etching style shows most in the prospect of Windsor Castle (which contains Hollar’s etched signature) and the illustrations of the dress of the Knights of the Garter. John Overton (1640-1713) was the son of a bookseller Henry Overton and married the daughter of the publisher William Garrett. He was a printseller who in 1665 acquired the stock of Peter Stent who died of the plague that year and who had arguably the largest collection of prints on the market at the time. Amongst this stock he found twelve copper plates of the English counties by William Smith. These formed the nucleus of a set of maps of the English Counties. Overton commissioned the engraving of some new plates for missing counties; amongst them is this one of Berkshire. Those counties which Overton could not provide from his own stock were supplied by the acquired maps of Speed, Blaeu or Jansson. These county atlases were an English version of a rich seam of similar Dutch composite atlases published from the mid-seventeenth century. They are exceedingly rare surviving in just five known examples. Provenance: Anderson p. 50; Burden 14.ii; ESTC T140220; Pennington (1982) no. 658.ii (not recognising this issue); Skelton (1970) 89; refer Upcott p. 9.
Stock number:8661.
£ 780.00 ( approx. $US 1015.09 )
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Imprint: London, 1745
235 x 355 mm., with folds as published in lower right margin extended after removal by binder, in good condition.
This plan of the island of Goree includes two views below of the Cape Verde Islands found just to the west. Goree is now known as Dakar in Senegal. From Thomas Astley, 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels' and engraved by Isaac Basire. Shirley BL G.Astl 1a no. 20.
Stock number:4860.
£ 70.00 ( approx. $US 91.10 )
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Imprint: London, 1745
240 x 360 mm., in fine condition.
The Island of Goree is a small island of just 45 acres (0.2 sq. km.) located only 2 km at sea from the main harbour of Dakar, Senegal. It was first occupied by the Portuguese c.1450 as a post to enable further southward exploration down the coast of Africa. In turn it became a Dutch, French and English possession. This plan of the island of Goree includes two views below of the Cape Verde Islands found just to the west. It is from the publisher Thomas Astley's "A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels" published in 1745. Archambault, 'The Map Collector' 45 pp. 28-30; Shirley Atlases in the BL G.Astl 1a no. 20.
Stock number:4485.
£ 125.00 ( approx. $US 162.67 )
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Imprint: London, E. Curll, 1718-[19]
255 x 360 mm., with folds as issued in good condition.
John Aubrey (1626-97) was as antiquary and natural philosopher. He is perhaps best known for his work 'Brief Lives', made up of a series of short biographical chapters. He was also an early archaeologist who recorded many monuments in England for the first time. He started studies on the natural history of Wiltshire and Surrey, neither were completed. Published posthumously in five volumes between 1718 and 1719 the work included this map. It is the first history of the county to be published. The map is dedicated to Sir John Fellowes. Upcott III p. 1207.
Stock number:9058.
£ 195.00 ( approx. $US 253.77 )
Imprint: Amsterdam, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1972
875 x 595 mm., chromolithograph, with 2 small tears in the upper margin and one on the left, all repaired, none near the image, otherwise in good condition.
This is one of the most famous images from the most famous American ornithological work by the iconographic John James Audubon. The 'Birds of America' was first printed by Havell in London 1827-38. An American edition was printed at the instigation of Audubon's son, John Woodhouse Audubon, who aimed at producing a more affordable version by using the chromolithographic process. The American Civil War interrupted the process and the work was never completed.In 1971-72 the first complete edition since that of Havell was printed in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. The edition was overseen by an international panel of noted ornithologists and Audubon experts. The full colour prints were exact facsimiles of all 435 plates and are identical in size. All birds are depicted life size which in itself is remarkable. All plates are printed on 100% cotton watermarked paper, with plates marks. The watermark is 'G. Schut and Zonen Audubon'. They set out to produce the finest possible quality work. The Teyler Museum in Haarlem, provided the example from which these plates were produced. The printing was undertaken by NV Fotolitho Inrichting Drommel, with up to eight different colours, the best firm of colour photo-lithography in the Netherlands, Of the subsequent editions none bear a plate mark and only one other has been of the complete set, that being the Abbeville Press Edition of 1985. Ayer pp. 24-5; Fries Appendix B, pp. 355-9; Nissen 50; Reese 'Stamped with a National Character' 40.
Stock number:9274.
$US 1500.00
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Imprint: Marseilles, 1746
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
290 x 450 mm., in very good condition.
The "Recueil de Plusieurs Plans des Ports et Rades ... de la Mer Mediterranee" contained numerous plans of the Mediterranean ports and harbours. The plates are all signed "par iacques Ayrouard pilote real avec privilege du Roy grave par louis Corne". They show their engraver is one Louis Corne. The place of publication is unknown but presumed here to be Marseille, the home of a few similar works. The work is dedicated to Jean Frederick Phelypeaux Comte de Maurepas who was the Minister of the Navy to Louis XV. About Ayrouard surprisingly little is known other than his referral in the book to being a navigator with the French Royal Navy. This particular chart is of the bay and port of Palma, Majorca, in the Balearic Islands. NMM 206; Phillips 7862; Shirley Atlases in the BL M.Ayr 1a.
Stock number:4577.
£ 350.00 ( approx. $US 455.49 )
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Imprint: London, Roadway Timetables, Bookings & Publications Ltd,, [1932]
1010 x 1265 mm., colour printed lithographic map with blue edged border all the way around, with original folds in very good condition.
An unusual Quad-Royal poster of the London Underground in that it is laid onto a map of Central London at the scale of just under 7 inches to the mile. A note in the upper margin states 'Southgate extension of the Piccadilly Railway from Finsbury Park is now under construction ...', this helps in dating it as the Southgate station opened on 13 March 1933. In 1933 the iconic Underground design by Harry Beck was first published. In this the lines of the Underground are colour coded and do not detract from the street plan itself. Red circles denote the stations which are reminiscent of the earlier design introduced in 1908. Stingemore style lines are shown in different colours.It extends from Willesden Green top left, Drayton Park and Holloway Road top right, Oval lower right, Hammersmith and Walham Green lower left and London Bridge and the Oval stations lower right. The imprints in the lower margin read from left to right 'Drawn by G.W. Bacon & Co., Ltd.', centre 'Copyright map by Roadway Timetables, Bookings & Publications Ltd, Roadway Corner, Warwick Street, London W.1.', and to the right 'Litho - J.Weiner Ltd, London W.C.1.' David Leboff and Tim Demuth, 'No need to ask! : Early maps of London's Underground Railways', p. 76 has a full page illustration of this map (lacking the blue border), with details on the opposite page.
Stock number:9018.
£ 2950.00 ( approx. $US 3839.13 )
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