5829 - 5971 FINE ARTS - FOREIGN TOPOGRAPHY. MAPS, PLANS and VIEWS
= I.a. "Börssalen i Kjöbenhavn" (col. lithogr. view by A. NAY after H.C. STILLING, ±1850), engr. views of Copenhagen, 1832; "Frederikberg-Slot. Seet fra Haven" (engr. view by PETERSEN, ±1830), "Im hohen Norden" (partly handcol. steelengr. w. 11 ills., i.a. whaling scenes); "Schweden" ((partly handcol. steelengr. w. 11 ills., i.a. w. central view on Stockholm); "Mora" (stipple-engr. view by FORSFELL after SANDBERG).
- Partly browned/ sl. foxed; some offsetting from opposite pages.
= Scarce map of Scotland's northern archipelagos showing the Orkney Islands at the left and the Shetland Islands at the right.
- Margins frayed. = Van der Krogt 2, 5823:2.
- Middle fold neatly flattened; strips of paper tape on verso along margins.
= Shows the territories of present-day Colombia and Panama.
- Middle fold flattened and w. expertly restored tears(?), at the top of it a small black stain and two restored wormholes; upper blank margin partly remargined.
= Van der Krogt/ Koeman I, 6055:1A. Shows i.a. Madrid, Toledo and Córdoba and part of Spain's eastern coastline.
- Middle fold trifle browned and w. a few unobstrusive restored spots.
- Former folds as published, expertly flattened and strengthened (invisible on recto).
= From D'Anville's Nouvel Atlas de la Chine (The Hague, 1737). It is the first accurate cartographic depiction of Tibet available in the western world, based on the maps prepared by Jesuit missionaries some two decades earlier.
- Both sl. yellowed; vertical fold; one print vaguely waterst.
- Trimmed to the left and right borderline; sm. tear at lower end of middle fold; trifle soiled; old annots. in pen and red ink in upper right corner ("Sebastopol [+ indication of location] P.S. Quand cette Carte à été imprimé Sebastopol n'etait pas encore construit") and in Adriatic Sea ("la Croma. Miramar").
= Shows the Turkish empire in south-east Europe w. Greece, the Balkans, Hungary, Romania and large parts of Italy.
- Trifle yellowed; sm. stain in "Mare Syriacum"; sl. frayed along edges.
= Decorative map of the Ottoman Empire, only the western part of northern Africa not depicted.
- Repaired/ strengthened on verso on/ near middle fold and in margins; browned.
= Van der Krogt/ Koeman I, 8110:1A.
- (Sl.) foxed/ thumbed, incl. wrappers.
- Trifle foxed (upper blank margin sl. more so).
= Nice map from Zatta's Atlante Novissimo, running from Florida in the upper left corner via i.a. Cuba, San Domenico and the Lesser Antilles to the northern coast of South America at the lower right.
- Browned/ sl. foxed; middle fold split at lower blank end.
= Also showing i.a. Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Isla Margarita and Martinique. Van der Krogt/ Koeman I, 9830:1.2.
AND 2 early handcol. lithogr. maps showing i.a. the Dutch Antilles and the coastline of Venezuela, from PH. VANDERMAELEN, Atlas Universel (1825-1827).
- One closed tear in left margin just touching the border of the western hemisphere; previously folded three times, with a few sm. holes on folds; a few vague creases.
- Both w. vertical fold; map of Europe w. sm. repaired tear along vertical fold at lower end, just touching the image and w. one sm. brown spot; map of America w. two tiny repaired tears (on verso) in right upper section of hemisphere and w. two tiny brown spots.
= Shirley 349. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLXVII.
= Interesting map, showing the recent discoveries made by Capt. Cook in the Pacific as well as the tracts by the European seafarers around the world. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLXVIII.
- Trimmed within lower platemark to borderline below text; middle fold and horizontal fold flattened and partly strengthened w. strips of paper on verso and w. some sm. closed tears/ tiny holes; yellowed.
= Decorative and unusual worldmap, the left hemisphere, "Hemisphere Maritime" (showing mostly oceans), with a tilted southern and the right, "Hemisphere Terrestre" (showing most of the continents), with a tilted northern polar projection. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLXVIII.
- Trifle yellowed; flattened vertical middle fold.
= Shirley 451, 1nd state, with the cusps not yet filled with cherubs and before the border added: "Whatever its precise date, De Wit's map is one of the most attractive of its time. The brilliant scenes in the corners combine images of the four seasons, the elements, and the signs of the zodiac in a well-balanced and naturalistic way." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLXIX.
- Trifle yellowed; vertical middle fold flattened. Not examined outside frame.
= Koeman 0001:1C.4; Shirley 336, 4th and final state: "a fine ornate example of the decorative cartography of the time. (...) New features include part of the north Australia coastline extending towards New Guinea and a redrawing of north-east Canada with 'Queen Anne's forland' (Baffin Island) shown completely encircled by open water". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLXIX.