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71 1486 Undecima Asie Tabula - Ptolemy

This 1486 edition , which was confirmed by research in the Fisher Library in Toronto, is rarer than the 1484 edition This map seems to be the only one in private collector’s hands as searches have found no other for sale or sold of this edition.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    



Cartographer: Johannes Reger

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76 Framed 1513 Undecima Asiae Tabula

From the 1513 Waldseemuller edition of Ptolemy's Geography, Claudii Ptholomei Alexandrini.Ptolemy believed that a southern continent existed, and it kept the earth stable about its axis. This map present map shows a bit of landlocked Indian Ocean, with the Indian Ocean (Indicum Mare), as per Ptolemy.  The ports of Baracura, Barabonna, and Bsyga, (now in Burma) are shown.

                                                                                                                                      



Cartographer: Waldseemüller/Johanne Schott

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77 Framed 1562 Ptolemy Tabula Asiae X
Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, was known in the 16th century as Tapobrana and first called that in the Geographia of Claudius Ptolemy but was continually confused with other areas – particularly Sumatra because of latitude errors of early navigation.
This map was first issued in 1561. That plate is recognizable by the fact that the pressmark runs off the plate. A second state corresponding to the current example was issued in 1574. This was an independent plate. A third and final plate was issued in 1599.

Cartographer: Munster/Ruscelli

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79 Coloured Framed 1570 Indiae Orientals

Printed in Antwerp by Gielis van Diest in 1570.   A milestone map and of great importance.   A desirable addition to any collection.



Cartographer: Ortelius

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80 Framed 1000 Indiae Orientalis

From: Fasciculus Geographicus Complectens Praeciparum Totius orbis Regionum tabulas circiter centum. una cum earundum Enarrationibus. Cologne, J. Bussemacher, 1608. (Meurer, Qua 7)

This map, engraved by Matthias Quad, was printed by Johannes Bussemacher. It was a small replicate of Ortelius' landmark of the region.



Cartographer: Bussemacher/Quad

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83 Coloured Framed 1596 China, Japan & East Indies

Map covers south east Asia including China, Japan, Korea, Phillipines, Straits of Malacca, Borneo Java and Beach.   Engraved for Linschoten's Itinerario.  Highly desirable and and rare.                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          



Cartographer: H.Van Langren Linschoten

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87 Coloured Framed 1606 Insulae Indiae Orientalis

European knowledge of the East Indies, an area of increasing importance to Europe from the early-sixteenth century onwards. The focus is on the lucrative Spice Islands, a region of great importance, but one about which little was known at the time. The map was the most detailed rendering of the East Indies at the time and one of the only regional maps to mention Francis Drake's landings there



Cartographer: Mercator/ Hondius

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88 Coloured Framed 1620 Septentrionalum Terrarum

Septentrionalum Terrarum

The first separate map of the North Pole and published by Rumold Mercator.   The Faeroe and Shetland Isles, and mythical Frisland Island are shown in the corner cartouches.



Cartographer: G. Mercator

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89 Loose 1646 North Pacific – 1st edition
Carta Particolare della parte Orientale del Isola di Jezo con li stretto fra America e la detta Isola

Cartographer: Sir Robert Dudley

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94 Coloured Framed 1639 England - 5 sheets
A complete matched set of maps covering all of England.  Such sets are not readily available as they tend to be broken up.   Very effective when mounted together on a wall

Cartographer: Hondius- Jansson

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95 Coloured Matted 1680 Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata Et In Lucem Edita

Double-hemisphere world map engraved by Stoopendahl for a Dutch bible. On the map California is an island and Australia and New Zealand are shown as partial outlines, a century before Cook. The corners have allegorical figures of the four continents with example of animals from each one, and the cusps have diagrams of the Solar System. SHIRLEY: 498.

                                                                                                                                                    



Cartographer: Daniel.Stoopendaal

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97 Coloured Loose 1634 Five Continents

[Five Continents]: The world :Africa [Nova & Acvrata Totivs Africae Tabvla]: North & South America [Nova Acvrata Totivs Americae Tabvla]: Asia [Nova & Acvrata Totivs Asiae Tabvla]]: Europe [Nova Acvrata Totivs Evropae Tabvla]. [Venice: Stefano Scolari, c. 1646].

A set of five maps by the Dutch cartographer Willem Janszoon Blaeu and covers Europe, Africa, Asia and America, and has a single map of the world. Decorated with a title cartouche, compass rose, ships and sea monsters, each map is bordered in  typical Blaeu fashion with local inhabitants in appropriate 17th century dress. Each territory is shown in different colours.. The world map was originally a stand alone publication it was included in  Nova Totius Terrarum Geographica and has been described as one of the most famous world maps of the Baroque Era. They were also included in the expensive Blaeu’s books Atlas Appendix and Atlas Novus.  Both Pieter Van der Keere and Johnann Jansson, produced almost identical copies of the map in their own collections, as did Henricus Hondius in his 1633 atlas.

Willem Janzoon Blaeu had access to the most up to date geographical information of the dy as he held the position of Chief Cartographer at the Dutch East India Company in Amsterdam. There are many important features such as a tribure to Amerigo Vespucci and his reported “discovery” of America.  The Southern Hemisphere is referred to as “Terra Australis Incognita” and is shown as a very large balancing continent as it was thought that there was a very large northern mass.. The maps detail depictions of the Sun, the Moon and the Planets and the seven wonders of the ancient world including the hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Colossus at Rhodes, the Pyramids, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, the Temple of Diana, the Statue of Jupiter and the Lighthouse at Alexandria. The four human labeled elements of fire, air water and earth are shown together with the four seasons.

In all, Blaeu’s set is an outstanding work and demands a premier position in any collection

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Cartographer: Blaeu

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98 Coloured Matted 1598 Five Continents

A spectacular set of the five continents in old colour in excellent condition.  An Ortelius triumph

                                                                                                                                                            



Cartographer: Ortelius

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99 Coloured Framed 1764 Northumberland

Map of the Shire in fine detail

                                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                        



Cartographer: Thomas Kitchen

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101 Coloured Framed 1660 England - Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight.  A clear and solid print of the most southern island off the coast of England

                                                                                                                                                               



Cartographer: Blaeu

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103 Coloured Framed 1639 Ireland - Udrone

Richly colored map of Carlow showing the two ancient kingdoms of this region-- Catherlagh and Laghlyn--each marked with a red castle. The English verso text provides a detailed account of the region—its history and important figures and structures

                                                                                                                                         

 



Cartographer: Mercator-Jansson

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104 Framed 1638 Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula

                                                                                                                                     



Cartographer: Matthaus Merian

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105 Coloured Framed 1630 Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula

The New World map prepared by Joan Blaeu for his eleven-volume 'Atlas Maior' in 1662 is, unlike its predecessor, in two hemispheres. Outside the twin hemispheres at the top are celestial figures seated amid clouds: below are representations of the four seasons with each allegorical figure seated in an appropriate chariot quaintly drawn by pairs of beasts and birds. As with all productions by the firm of Blaeu, the engraving and layout and elegance of decoration are all of the highest standard.



Cartographer: Blaeu

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106 Coloured Loose 1700 Inter S.Francisci Xavierii ex Europa in India, & Iaponiam

Inter S.Francisci Xavierii ex Europa in India, & Iaponiam                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                



Cartographer: H.Scherer

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107 Coloured Loose 1598 Maris Pacifici
This was the first map printed of the Pacific Ocean and one of the most important offered by Ortelius. It shows Magellan’s ship the Victoria. It was only the second map separately name South America and North America.  One of the most sought after maps because of its beauty and cartographic contribution.

Cartographer: Ortelius

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108 Coloured Framed 1630 World

This handsome world map, First issued in 1590 and based on Rumold Mercator's map of 1587. Shows improvements made by Ortelius with a re-shaped South America and the inclusion of the Solomon Islands. On this map, Plancius introduced new information, based on Portuguese reports, on the far-west coast of America and the western coastline of Africa. Japan is shown for the first time as one small and three larger islands. It was beautifully engraved by Baptista Doetecum and set in a strap work surround with a compass rose and armillary sphere tucked between the hemispheres

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        



Cartographer: Pertrus Plancius

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109 Coloured Framed 1630 World Nova Totius Terrarium Orbis Geogrphica AC Hydrographica Tabula

Only 6 copies are thought to be extant. 
Five of which are in academic establishments and therefore most likely not to return to the market.

                                                                                                     



Cartographer: J Hondius

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110 Coloured Framed 1651 A New and Accurat Map

A New and Accurat Map of the World Drawne According to ye Truest Descriptions Latest Discoveries & Best Observations yt have beene Made by English or Strangers.

                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                  

Cartographer: John Speed

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111 Coloured Loose 1710 Totius Asiae Continens cum Praecipuis Insulis eidem anexis



Cartographer: H.Scherer

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219 Matted Loose 1610 Situs Partium Pracipuarum Totius Orbis Terrarum

                                                                                                                                                        



Cartographer: Tornielio

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