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Miniature Map of the World according to Ptolemy.

Description du Monde Ptolomaique. Bertius, Petrus/ Pieter. Petrus Kaerius/Pieter van der Keere; Jodicus Hondius. "Description du Monde Ptolomaique." Desriptio Orbis Ptolomaica. Amsterdam Jodicus Hondius Jr. 1616
Copper engraved map of the World according to Ptolemy. from Petrus Bertius' "Tabularum geographicum contractarum libri septum." French text to verso describing the succeeding map.
The map shows the known world of Ptolemy: Europe, part of Asia and part of Africa; set in an oval, with the Arctic and Antarctic circles marked, in a strap work decorative frame. Dark impression; heading entering printed area.
Koeman: Lan 11. 97 by 137mm (3¾ by 5½ inches).    €120
Stock No. 2915 - World Celestial & Curiosities full description

Decorative Title Page By Blaeu.

Title Page Blaeu, Guiljelimus Title Page "Le theatre du Monde ou Nouvel AtlasContenant Les Chartes et Descriptions De tous les Païs de la terre Mis en lumiere Par Guilliaume Et Jean Blaeu." Amsterdam Apud Guiljelmum et Joahannem Blaeu. 1647
Original coloured, copper engraved decorative title page from volume 1 of Joan Blaeu's "Le theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas." single page; folio.
Decorative allegorical title page the four central figures represent the continents (Asia, Europe, America and Africa from left to right). At the top center is a large armillary sphere flanked by Apollo with his lyre, Juno with the Milky Way flowing from her breasts, and geographers with their students perusing celestial and terrestrial globes. Around them are representations of the four elements: air, fire, earth and water.
Attached letterpress title. Bright original colour; some soiling ; knicks to edges;Upper right corner missing and replaced withold paper; creases.
Koeman1, Bl 16A 395 by 245mm (15½ by 9¾ inches).    €400
Stock No. 2227 - World Celestial & Curiosities full description

The North Pole.

Polus Arcticus. Blaeu, Guillaume & Jean. Polus Arcticus. "Regiones Sub Polo Artico. Auctore Guiljelmo Blaeu." Amsterdam Apud Johannem Guiljelmi F. Blaeu. c1645
Original coloured, copper engraved map of the North Pole from Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus ." Double page; folio; Latin text to verso.
Blaeu`s beautifully engraved map of the arctic was first issued c.1638 and is a precise copy of a map issued by Janssonius the previous year. Burden notes "even the cartouches are the same. But Janssonius has placed his imprint in the lower right cartouche; Blaeu has the scale here." Along with the original Janssonius, Blaeu's map "provides the first detailed summary of the 16th and early 17th century Canadian arctic discoveries" (Kershaw).
To the left we see the discoveries of captain Thomas James of Bristol along the southern and western shores of the Hudson Bay during his expedition of 1631/32 (with, among others, "James his Bay"). Spitsbergen is drawn as it was known after the Danish expeditions of 1605-1607.
The map provides the best view of the period of discoveries in the area of Hudson's and Baffin's Bays as well as Davis Strait. It is a vast improvement over the Mercator map of the region, whose North Pole was filled with mythical islands.
In its day this map was the most up-to-date map of the North Pole region available. Bright original outline colour; good impression; light stain to lower right blank margin.
Koeman1, Bl 23A; Burden 252. 415 by 532mm (16¼ by 21 inches).    €900
Stock No. 3094 - World Celestial & Curiosities full description

Blaeu Allegorical Title Page.

Title page. Blaeu, Guillaume & Jean. Title page. Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive Atlas Novus in quo Tabulæ et Descriptiones omnium Regionum. Amsterdam Apud Johannem Guiljelmi F. Blaeu. c1645
Original coloured, copper engrave title page Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus." Double page; folio; Latin text to verso.
Decorative allegorical title page the four central figures represent the continents (Asia, Europe, America and Africa from left to right). At the top center is a large armillary sphere flanked by Apollo with his lyre, Juno with the Milky Way flowing from her breasts, and geographers with their students perusing celestial and terrestrial globes. Around them are representations of the four elements: air, fire, earth and water. Bright original outline colour; good impression; light dampstain to upper margin ; small dampstain to lower centre at plate mark; typical light soiling.
Koeman1, Bl 23A. 4393 by 550240mm (173 by 21663 inches).    €350
Stock No. 3103 - World Celestial & Curiosities full description

Decorative Title Page.

Title page. Blaeu, Guillaume & Jean. Title page. " Guil et Joannis Blaeu Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus. Partis Prima pars Altera. " Amsterdam Apud Guiljelmum et Joahannem Blaeu. 1647
Original coloured, copper engraved title page of Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus. Partis Prima pars Altera." Folio; blank verso. Heightened in gold.

This decorative title page has the title within a portico with two columns, at the top by two maidens displaying coats of arms, and the allegorical figure of Mars with his ferocious hounds. To the left stands a nun, and to the right a chevalier in full dress armor. Original colour, heightened in gold; light damp stains toedges of blank margins.
Koeman1, Bl 23A. 328 by 200mm (13 by 7¾ inches).    €300
Stock No. 3166 - World Celestial & Curiosities full description

Title Page:"Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus. Pars secunda. Pars Altera"

Decorative Title Page. Blaeu, Guillaume & Jean. Decorative Title Page. ""Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus.Pars secunda. Pars Altera "" Amsterdam Apud Johannem Guiljelmi F. Blaeu. c1655
Original coloured heightened in gold, copper engraved title page from volume 2 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus.Pars secunda." Single page; folio; verso blank.
Title page to the second part of the second volume of Blaeu's"Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus.Pars secunda.".
Architectural portico with 2 Corinthian columns surmounted by stone globes with a decorative armorial with coat of arms of Spain; to each side allegorical figures of the four continents; europe, Asia, Africa and America stand in niches; the title on paste down to centre. Bright original outline colour, heightened in gold; light soiling to blank margins; damp stain to lower right corner of page far from image
Koeman1, Bl 24C. 410 by 252mm (16¼ by 10 inches).    €350
Stock No. 3168 - World Celestial & Curiosities full description

Celestial map of the sky, Virgo, Leo and Libra

Celestial map of the sky in 1730. Part 4. Doppelmeyer, Johann Gabriel Celestial map of the sky in 1730. Part 4. "Globi Coelestis in tabula Planas Redact pars IV...." Nuremburg Homann Johann Baptiste 1742
Copper engraved map of the sky, from Doppelmayer's " Atlas Coelestis" original full wash colour; verso blank.
The image is part 4 of the six sheets that make up the Sky [ as seen in 1730] by Doppelmayer. It shows the constellation of Virgo, Leo and Libra amongst others. Each constellation is stunningly illustrated in 18th century German baroque style. Text to the left and right of the map proper offers coordinates for the individual stars in each constellations which are identified via an alpha-numeric code. Good impression; full original wash colour to plate; key and title uncoloured; Ink spots to lower left corner of plate.
495 by 580mm (19½ by 22¾ inches).    €700
Stock No. 2053 - World Celestial & Curiosities full description

Celestial map of the sky, Scorpio, Sagittarius & Hercules.

Celestial map of the sky in 1730. Part 5. Doppelmeyer, Johann Gabriel Celestial map of the sky in 1730. Part 5. "Globi Coelestis in tabula Planas Redact pars V...." Nuremburg Homann Johann Baptiste 1742
Copper engraved map of the sky, from Doppelmayer's " Atlas Coelestis" original full wash colour; verso blank.
The image is part 5 of the six sheets that make up the Sky [ as seen in 1730] by Doppelmayer. It shows the constellation of Scorpio, Sagittarius And Hercules amongst others. Each constellation is stunningly illustrated in 18th century German baroque style. Text to the left and right of the map proper offers coordinates for the individual stars in each constellations which are identified via an alpha-numeric code. Slightly faded impression; original wash colour to plate; key and title uncoloured; stain to lower left corner of plate; creasing at centrefold and 3 small wormholes.
495 by 580mm (19½ by 22¾ inches).    €600
Stock No. 2054 - World Celestial & Curiosities full description

Celestial map of the sky, Argo.

Celestial map of the sky in 1730. Part 6. Doppelmeyer, Johann Gabriel Celestial map of the sky in 1730. Part 6. "Globi Coelestis in tabula Planas Redact pars VI...." Nuremburg Homann Johann Baptiste 1742
Copper engraved map of the sky, from Doppelmayer's " Atlas Coelestis" faded wash colour; verso blank.
The image is part 6 of the six sheets that make up the Sky [ as seen in 1730] by Doppelmayer. It shows the constellation of Argo amongst other. Each constellation is stunningly illustrated in 18th century German baroque style. Text to the left and right of the map proper offers coordinates for the individual stars in each constellations which are identified via an alpha-numeric code. Slightly faded impression; original wash colour to plate, faded; key and title uncoloured; creased.
495 by 580mm (19½ by 22¾ inches).    €500
Stock No. 2055 - World Celestial & Curiosities full description

Celestial map of the sky The Great Bear

Celestial map of the sky in 1730. Part1. Doppelmeyer, Johann Gabriel Celestial map of the sky in 1730. Part1. "Globi Coelestis in tabula Planas Redact pars I...." Nuremburg Homann Johann Baptiste 1742
Copper engraved map of the sky, from Doppelmayer's " Atlas Coelestis" original wash colour , verso blank.
The image is part1 of the six sheets that make up the Sky [ as seen in 1730] by Doppelmayer. It shows the constellation of Ursus Major or the Great Bear ; Ursus minor; Draco; Camelopardalus; Cassiopea and Perseus amongst others. Each constellation is stunningly illustrated in 18th century German baroque style. Text to the left and right of the map proper offers coordinates for the individual stars in each constellations which are identified via an alpha-numeric code. Good impression; simple wash colour to plate; keys uncoloured; printers crease to upper right of centrefold.
502 by 595mm (19¾ by 23½ inches).    €750
Stock No. 2049 - World Celestial & Curiosities full description


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