5613 - 5827 PRINTS - FOREIGN TOPOGRAPHY. MAPS, PLANS, VIEWS
- Doubled and remargined, split middle fold and tear in lower right margin of image closed; sl. browned.
= Attractive map with costume figures and an indigenous dwelling.
- Yellowed and foxed; a few sm. marginal tears protruding into image.
ADDED: 4 others, incl. 3 engravings depicting the Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland (1799) (browned; waterst.).
- Formerly folded several times; torn almost completely in two along vertical middle fold and w. two sm. marginal tears (1x closed) on other folds; sl. foxed.
- Small tear on fold (not affecting the image); sm. hole on fold; a few (sl.) foxed spots; two sm. ink stains (not in the image).
- Middle fold both ends w. closed tear; trifle foxed.
- Lower end of middle fold neatly split (±4 cm. into image).
- Some foxed spots; sl. yellowed. = Showing different parts of Scotland.
- Tiny tear in sl. browned spot in right margin of image.
= Nicely coloured map. Van der Krogt/ Koeman II, 5816:2.
- Tear in right margin, just touching the image.
= In 1773 Wolraad Woltemade, a German farmer colonist in Cape Town, saved the lives of 14 sailors of the ship D'Jonge Thomas after it was shipwrecked on the coast near Cape Town. Wolraad rode out into the surf seven times with his horse, bringing back fourteen men. By this time he and his horse were exhausted, but at that moment, as they rested, the ship began to collapse. Seeing this as probably their last chance to escape before the ship was destroyed, six men plunged into the sea, grabbing at the horse. Their weight was too much for the exhausted steed; all were dragged below the waves and drowned Woltemade was declared a hero by the VOC.
ADDED: two engr. views "Dans op O-Tahiti" and "Gezicht van het eiland Ischia en den berg Epomeo".
- Yellowed; vaguely (water)stained in lower blank margin; sl. offsetting.
= Shows the northeastern coastline of South American from Isla de Margarita off the coast of Venezuela to about present-day São Luís in Brazil, and including all of the Amazon river. Shown prominently in the centre is the legendary Lake Parime, with on its western bank the mythical city of El Dorado. Van der Krogt/ Koeman II, 9840:2.2.
AND 2 others: the smaller engr. map that was the source of the above map: "Guiana sive provinciae intra Rio de las Amazonas (...)" (by H. GERRITSZ, publ. in J. DE LAET, Nieuwe Wereldt, 1625) and an engr. bird's eye view "Afbeeldinge vande Cabo St. Agustin".
- Remargined in lower margin, w. a very narrow strip added in manuscript; sl. foxed in lower margin.
= Koeman IV, p.381  and Keu 20 B.
- The second chart trimmed a few mm. within the upper borderline and w. oblique false fold.
= Decorative charts, the second with two nice vignettes showing a hunting scene and people making bricks(?) in a large oven. Koeman IV, p.372  and p.381 .
- Tear on fold and waterstained in lower margin.
= Van der Krogt/ Koeman II, 6055:2. Rare first edition of Blaeu's map of Castille.
"Legionis regnum et asturiarum principatus." Handcol. engr. map w. cartouches and coats of arms, 38x50 cm., Amst., Blaeu, ±1635.
= Van der Krogt/ Koeman II, 6010:2
- Blank margins trifle/ sl. foxed and w. some sm. closed tears (1x affecting coat of arms); lower blank margin trimmed to the address.
= Fine view, one of a set of four.
- Formerly folded and w. sm. repairs on (intersections of) folds; trifle foxed/ stained.
= Rare. The promontory Gibraltar was captured in 1704 by a combined English-Dutch naval force during the War of the Spanish Succession. According to the terms of the Peace of Utrecht (1713), Gibraltar remained an English possession, but this did not refrain the Spanish monarch from attempting to regain this strategic stronghold. This plan and these maps were made on occasion of the siege of 1726-1727 by the Spaniards. The publication was announced in the Amsterdamsche Courant of March 22, 1727. It is dedicated to Sir David Colyear, first Earl of Portmore, who commanded the English defence force. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXVII.
- Neatly remargined in lower blank margin; some creases and sm. marginal tears; sm. brown stain in sky area.
= The bird's eye plan only of the plan+maps described in the preceding lot.
- A few tiny tears/ holes near middle fold (due to acidity of green ink); sl. yellowed/ foxed along middle fold.
- Sl. yellowed. = Koeman, Printed maps Suriname 15.