6162 - 6317 FINE ARTS - FOREIGN TOPOGRAPHY. MAPS, PLANS and VIEWS
- Margins frayed and sl. dogeared.
"Carte particulière des environs d'Anvers, Gand, Hulst, et tout le Pays de Waes." Engr. map, 41x55 cm., Brussels, E.H. Friex, 1708.
- "Anvers" in title underlined w. col. pencil.
AND 1 other.
- A few sheets (vaguely) yellowed/ dampstained in image; two lvs. sl. (partly) dustsoiled; all sheets w. stamp of the Topografische Dienst, Kaartenarchief in blank margin.
= Excellent map with a fine armorial title-cartouche by M.A. Stagnon after C.N. Cochin II, and a large vignette by C.-E. Patas after C.D.J. Eisen depicting the presentation of the map to emperor Joseph II. Sheet XXI presents a plan of Brussels: "Plan Topographique de la Ville de Bruxelles et de ses environs". The map was first produced in three coloured manuscript copies, each on 275 sheets, between 1771 and 1777 on the scale of 1:11.520. It was inspired by and based on the geometrical method used for the large Carte de France surveyed by C.F. Cassini thirty years earlier. The manuscript maps then led to the publication of an engraved reduction on the scale of 1:86.400 and named Carte Chorographique, or Carte Marchande since this edition was meant for sale. Koeman, Geschiedenis van de Kartografie p.162-164.
- Sm. hole in lower part near fold; frayed in lower margin.
AND 6 other 17th/ 18th cent. engr. maps of parts of Belgium and a plan, i.a. "la Flandre imperiale et propietaire.
- False fold along middle fold of first map. Otherwise a fine set.
- A few false folds.
- Partly browned.
ADDED: 2 engr. bird's eye plans of Harderwijk.
- Broad margins; closed tear in lower blank margin; a few foxed spots.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLXIX.
- A few sl. browned spots. = Koeman IV, Keu 123A.
- Title-p. foxed, contents otherwise fine. Corners and spine-ends (sl. worn).
= Attractive series of views.
- Folds as published; sm. tear in lower blank margin touching the border of the map.
= Uncommon curiosity, depicting Europe as a regal queen but with an interesting twist and political commentary.
IN: A. FOKKE, Boertige reis door Europa (Haarlem, 1794, incl. another handcol. map of Europe, contemp. boards. Frontcover loose and dam.).
- Folded twice; doubled, with (mostly closed) tears on old folds; a few sm. stains.
= Rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLXIX.
- Two lower corners torn off, repaired w. paper, just outside/ touching the image; tears in upper margin, a few centimeters in the image; folded twice; hole above the centre.
= Rare caricature map of Europe of World War I. Although not easily recognisable, the countries are geographical organized: Great Britain in the West, Germany in the centre, Russia in the East and Italy in the South. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLXX.
- Fine copy.
= From A. Cellarius, Harmonia Macrocosmica, first published in 1660. The chart shows the equatorial and ecliptic coordinate systems, with which the positions of stars and Solar System objects can be specified. The chart shows some examples with stars, but also with cities, on specific intersections of the various celestial and terrestrial longitudinal and latitudinal lines. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLXX.
- Creased, (sl.) foxed and w. some sm. closed tears and restorations with manuscript additions (mainly upper blank margin and ±2x4 cm. area at top centre); lower borderline and margin hidden behind passepartout. Not examined outside frame.
= Shows the Bristol Channel in the southwest of England. Koeman IV, p.375 *.
- Some (closed) tears in blank margins; some sm. crayon smudges in lower part of image.
- Sl. browned.
= Vandermaelen's universal atlas was the first atlas containing lithographed maps and contained no less than 400, all on the same scale. On this map no. 74, Aruba ("Oruba ou Aruba"), Curaçao and Bonaire ("Buen-Ayre") feature in lower margin, with 15 place names on Curaçao, making this one of the few early 19th century maps showing Curaçao with any real detail. The greater part is covered by a text on the "République d'Haïti".
AND a 19th cent. French engr. chart showing the coastline of Venezuela and, from West to East, the islands of Curaçao to La Orchila (foxed and w. repairs).
- Folds as published. Sl. yellowed; Caïro sm. marginal tear on fold. = Nice views.
"Ansicht von Siut, dem alten Lycopolis in Oberegypten." Etching and aquatint by G. DÖBLER, 22,5x29,5 cm., "no. 37" in the plate, Prague, P. Bohmanns erben, ±1820 (trifle yellowed/ foxed). - AND ±30 others of i.a. Egypt, all 19th cent., mostly etching and aquatints, i.a. 4 others by G. DÖBLER from the same series, 6 steelengravings of Cairo and surroundings by i.a. KURZ/ P. AHRENS after A. LÖFFLER (1860) and 14 aquatints from L. MAYER: Views in Egypt (8x, ±1802) and Views in the Ottoman Dominions (6x, 1812).
- A few plates sl. yellowed and/ or w. a few marginal tears (1x sl. affecting corner of image); two views w. some discolouring/ foxing in upper margin of image. Otherwise fine.
= "Vue de la mosquée Amrou", "Vue extrérieure de la mosquée Barkauk", "Vue extérieure de la mosquée Kaid-Bey", "Vue des casins sur le canal El-Khalyg, hors la porte Bab-el-Charyeh", "Vue de l'abreuvoir public", "Vue de la niche du sanctuaire et de la chaire de la mosquée El Moyed", "Vue de la porte de l'Okel Kaid-Bey" and "Vue d'une boutique d'un barbier au quartier franc près le quantarat El Gedydeh". Splendid views of early 19th century Cairo. Navari 415; Blackmer sale 480; Gay 1889. Coste was the architect of Mehmet Ali and asked permission from him to measure and make drawings of buildings in Cairo which had never before been recorded. "In Architecture Arabe he has produced a series of beautiful plates which are enhanced by the hand-coloured lithographed versions of a selected number of the engraved plates (...)" (Blackmer).