5613 - 5827 PRINTS - FOREIGN TOPOGRAPHY. MAPS, PLANS, VIEWS
- A few marginal tears; paper sl. brittle.
= A very rare manuscript map of the Marowijne river on the border of Surinam and French Guyana, copied after the manuscript map by J. Cateau van Rosenburg (The original manuscript of this map (also 1:500.000) is kept in the Dutch National Archive). Originally surveyed by the Dutch-French border commission in 1861 after the border dispute between the colonies of Surinam and French Guyana. One of the members of this commission was Johan Cateau van Rosenburg (1823-1891), a military land surveyor and later important administrator in Surinam. Until 1879 he undertook several surveying expeditions on his own initiative on the rivers of Surinam with J.F.A.E. van Lansberge to modernize the map of Surinam. This manuscript map was bought in 1880 by the Dutch government, especially for the reliable issuing of concessions, mostly gold. In 1882 the map was published after the drawings by W.L. Loth. The draughtsman of our map, Julius E. Muller (1846-1902), was a selfmade man, who started his career at the age of 15 in 1862 as an apprentice at the 'Departement der Koloniale Vaartuigen' (Department of colonial vessels). In 1864 he became third engineer and under the watchful eye and with help of his superior at the department, the forementioned Cateau van Rosenburg, he started his studies in surveying, in which he became qualified in 1870. (Van Ommeren, Julius E. Muller - Om het goud van Suriname. From Emancipatie, 1863-1963. Biografieën, p.67-81). Muller is nowadays chiefly remembered for his photographs (see lot 4858). Eventually he became an important politician and developed i.a. the first direct mail line between the colony of Surinam and the Netherlands and later became involved in the gold industry. This map was probably an assignment given by Cateau to Muller to practice his drawing skills as surveyor. What is interesting are the markings of each campsite of the expedition with the dates, starting from 10 September and ending at the headwaters of the boven Marowijne on 18 November. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXV.
- Both mounts sl. foxed and browned. = Both from the series La Suisse et la Savoie.
AND 4 others from the same series (1x view torn loose from mount w. dam. in upper margin of image), i.a. views of Grindelwald valley.
- Rolled; sl. creased. = Table measuring the distances between 51 European cities.
- Lower margin w. a few tears; publication year smudged, affecting legibility.
= Curious print depicting world history as a group of streams, probably used in the classroom for history lessons. Brink, Nederlandse geschiedkundige schoolwandkaarten p.13: "Het idee lijkt afkomstig van de Duitse hoogleraar in de geschiedenis F. Strass, die in 1803 'Der Strom der Zeiten oder Bildliche Darstellung der Weltgeschichte' publiceerde. Hij had daarmee veel succes en bracht een reeks van vertalingen en navolgingen op gang."
AND 2 others similar: "Tableau de l'Histoire de France (...)" and "Tableau de l'Histoire Romaine (...)". - AND 1 incomplete other: "Carte des origines, inventions et découvertes" (2 of 3 lvs.).
= With the address of J. and R. Ottens in top margin.
- Sl. creased; pinholes in corners; sm. part (Dutch flag) pasted over.
= Overview of all revolutionary events, movements and struggles in France, Europe and both Americas. Divided into columns (i.a. "Révolution Française. (Neuf époques)", "Révolutions de l'Amérique du Nord et du Centre", "Révolutions de l'Amérique du Sud", "Révolutions d'Europe. (Neuf principales)"), top section w. a full-length portrait of George Washington sided by 2 columns w. flags of revolutionary nations. Very rare.
- Sl. browned; false folds along middle fold. = Van der Krogt/ Koeman I, 8110:1B.
AND 1 other: "Armenia Vetus in Quatuor Partes Distincta (...)" (contemp. handcol. engr. map, Amst., P. Mortier, ±1700. Fine).
- Sl. browned/ trifle foxed; sm. brown stain in title-cartouche.
= Van der Krogt/ Koeman I, 8110:1A.
- Janssonius address erased but still visible/ legible; neat closed/ strengthened tear at lower end of middle fold; sl. yellowed and w. some offsetting.
= Van der Krogt/ Koeman I, 8100:1B.2.
- Soiled; three sm. stains in hemisphere; vague oblique fold; portion of lower left blank corner missing.
= Decorative frontispiece showing Atlas supporting the heavens, standing on the North Pole with high icebergs, the sun and moon shining behind the globe. Another version of this engraving exists with the address of Frederik de Wit below.
- Former (split) folds (as published) strengthened/ closed on verso w. strips of Japanese; trifle yellowed/ soiled.
= Impressive and very rare double worldmap, the Mercator-projection centered on the Pacific Ocean and shown between 45 degrees North and South, herewith omitting the northern parts of Europe, Asia and North America resp. the southern tip of South America, which regions are fully disclosed in the two hemispheres. Fine, subtle colouring of the water masses and of the tracks of Cook's three voyages. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXVIII.
- Fine copy. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXVIII.
- Folds as published, w. some closed tears and sm. holes on folds; trifle foxed/ soiled.
- Folds as published; trifle yellowed/ rubbed along folds and w. a few sm./ tiny closed tears/ holes.
AND 2 others: a lithogr. map w. handcol. borders of similar size "The World on Mercators Projection" (by E. WELLER, ±1860) and an engr. map w. handcol. borders "Carte réduite des Terres et des Mers du Globe Terrestre" (by R. BONNE, 1782).
- Tiny tear touching lower border; trifle thumbed in outer lower corners.
= From Brion de la Tour's Atlas général, civil et ecclésiastique.
= Shirley 447: "In this state it is not only visually more attractive but is available on occasions to the collector." The engraved text i.a. referring to "Nouvelle Holande" (New York), which is stated to have been recaptured by the British.
AND 1 other map from the same work: "Plan de l'Histoire universelle, oulon voit les quatre Monarchies du Monde, et tous les Anciens Etats aussi bien que ceux qui subsistent aujourdhuy" (engr. single-hemisphere worldmap, showing i.a. the seven world wonders).