5613 - 5827 PRINTS - FOREIGN TOPOGRAPHY. MAPS, PLANS, VIEWS
- Part of one of the mounted strips of paper (see here below) torn off and lacking; sm. tear in lower blank margin. A fine copy.
= Tooley p.97; Betz 165, variant A and illustrating this copy: "A variant of this map is known with the addition of two strips, pasted on to the bottom margin, that identify the locations of various religions in Africa using a color code. This variant is not dated but may have been prepared as late as c.1702." This map is modelled after Frederik de Wit's map of Africa of ±1670 but with a completely different vignette. It is one of the only two maps of before 1700 with J.B. Homann's imprint, then working for i.a. Sandrart and establishing his own firm only in 1702.
- Green colouring sl. rubbed; middle fold split at both ends; sm. closed tear in left blank margin, sl. affecting cartouche.
AND 1 other small engr. map showing "D'Eilanden van Capo verde". - ADDED: 1 other.
- Browned and creased (incl. torn creases). Sold w.a.f.
= Tooley p.95. First published in 1767 by Robert de Vaugondy, this is the second edition, and the first revised one, by Delamarche. Rare.
- Folded twice. = Decorative map with a border showing the flags of various African and European countries.
- Lower blank corners (sl.) dust-/ waterstained. Otherwise fine. = Tooley, Collectors' Guide (...), p.72.
- Trifle spotted.
= Nice map depicting the coastal line of the Mediterranean and illustrated with various sorts of African animals. The image is curiously divided in two by the Tropic of Cancer. Van der Krogt/ Koeman I, 8610:1B.
- Trifle yellowed.
= Titled: "Tenda di ali al campo do benowm", "Feste in Dramanet", "Veduta di Kamalia" and "Mombo-Jombo".
- Closed tear at lower end of middle fold; sm. closed tear in right blank margin; a few scattered spots/ sm. stains.
= Very decorative map, an early edition showing the "Mer de l'Ouest", the mythical Sea of the West thought to lie in the northwest of North America, an idea particularly disseminated by De L'Isle and his partner Philippe Buache. The first edition of this map, of 1722, still shows a blank area north of California. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXV.
- Folds as published; trifle soiled.
= Shows the West Coast of North America from San Diego in the South all the way up to and including Kodiak Island, Alaska.
"Carte des Côtes de l'Amérique et de l'Asie depuis la Californie jusqu'à Macao, d'après les Découvertes faites en 1786 et 1787 par les Frégates Françaises la Boußolle et l'Astrolabe." Large engr. map by P.F. TARDIEU, 50x69 cm., from Atlas du Voyage de la Pérouse, ±1797 (fine).
- Mounted on board; sl. browned/ foxed; (sm.) tear in green area (due to acidity of green colour).
= Very early map of the area around Charleston ("Charles Town") in what is now South Carolina and which was founded in 1669. It is based on the extremely rare Thornton-Morden chart of circa 1695, which in its turn was based on a manuscript map by Maurice Mathews of 1685. It contains numerous names of early landowners, Indian settlements and early roads. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXVI.
- Folds as published and w. restored tears at ends of folds and in lower left corner.
= After the large map by John Mitchell of 1757 and probably from the Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure. With extensive text with historical information.
AND 9 other (small) maps of (parts of) North America, 18th/ 19th cent. engr./ lithogr., i.a. "Nieuw Engeland in Twee Scheeptogten door Kapitein Johan Smith (...)" (handcol.), "N. America" (engr. by A. BELL, from a small atlas), "Amérique Septentrionale" (handcol. borders, by N. LORRAIN PÈRE) and "United States" (steelengr. map w. handcol. borders and vignettes. Nice but mounted under passepartout). - ADDED: 5 other miscell. maps/ charts, 18th/ 19th cent., i.a. a handcol. lithogr map "Johnson's Japan. Nippon, Kiusiu, Sikok, Yesso (...)" and handcol. steelengr. map "Western Australia, Swan River" w. dec. border and vignettes.
- A few sm. stains. = Relates the discoveries of Captain Cook's third voyage.
AND 3 others similar showing the same region (all uncol.), all 18th cent. engr.: "Carte des Nouvelles Découvertes. Extrait d'une Carte Japonaise de l'Univers" (2 maps on 1 sheet), "Carte qui represente les différentes connoissances (...) des Terres Arctiques" (4 maps on 1 sheet) and "Carte Générale des Decouvertes de l'Amiral de Fonte" (yellowed).
- Middle fold partly split and closed; sl. yellowed along middle fold.
= Nice map, rare compared to the similar (but North at the bottom) one issued by Blaeu. It shows the eastern coast of North America from Nova Scotia to North Carolina. With some wildlife (i.a. bears and a beaver and an Indian village). Van der Krogt/ Koeman I, 9310:1A.2; Burden 247, 2nd state of 3 (w. the square cartouche and the added wildlife etc.): "This influential map is derived from the less well circulated Johannes de Laet of 1630. (...)." De Laet's map was the first printed to use the names Manbattes (Manhattan) and N.Amsterdam, also present on Janssonius' map. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXVI.
- Upper right corner w. some unobtrusive stains, sm. scribbling in ballpoint and sl. creased.
AND 6 other maps of North and South America, i.a. from Stieler's Hand-Atlas. - ADDED: 6 other maps of Australia (4x) and the Middle East (2x).
- (Sl.) browned.
= Plans and harbour charts of i.a. Boston, New York, Louisberg, Annapolis, Charleston and Cartagena.
- Trimmed to the borderline; strengthened on verso along middle fold; sl. wrinkled.
- Waterst. in lower and right margin; some creases; sl. frayed; margins cut short w. sl. loss of text and image.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXVII.
- Sl. foxed; two vague waterstains.