5611 - 5761 FINE ARTS - FOREIGN TOPOGRAPHY. MAPS, PLANS and VIEWS
- Small tears in ends central fold.
AND 1 other: "Afrique" (handcol. engr. map, Paris, 1761).
- For the greater part the map is stuck to green 19th cent. antique glass, w. parts of the glass broken off; portion in the upper right corner of the map chafed.
= The captions read in upper part i.a. "R. Camarondo", further down "(...) Corisco" (island and bay of Corisco), "Maijimba" (present day Mayumba). In the lower part are the mouths of the rivers Congo ("R. Kongo") and Cuanza ("R. Coansa") and in between "S. Paulo de Loanda" (present day city of Luanda), further down "C(abo) Lodo" (present day Caboledo) and "(..) de Toro Bengala" (present day Benguala, Angola). On verso the early 19th century profile portrait of a gentleman in colour chalk. In our May auction of 2020, we sold the companion portrait from the same collection, with a manuscript map by J. BLAEU of the Suez gulf and Red Sea on verso. The portrait in the style of WIJNAND ESSER. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXI.
- Sl. crude colouring; both maps vaguely waterst. in margins; one map w. 2 dam./ rubbed spots at central fold.
= Van der Krogt/ Koeman I, 2521:1.2 and 2522:1.2.
- Doubled w. later paper and blank margins extended; some tiny (closed) holes and tears; sl. yellowed and foxed in lower and right margins.
= Phillips p.111.
- Small tear in upper part central fold, just affecting the image.
= Decorative map. Based on Sansons and Jaillots maps depicting all five Great Lakes enclosed and California as a peninsula instead of an island. Cf. Tooley, The Mapping of America p.121, no.37 (ed. Sanson/ Jaillot 1674). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXII.
- Slightly dustsoiled; trifle foxed.
= Very rare map with the inclusion of the "State of Franklin," to the west of Virginia and the East of Kentucky. This temporary breakaway group was located between North Carolina and Tennessee. Indiana is shown where Ohio would normally appear. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXI.
= Tooley, p.129, no.79. Shows California as an island. Attractively coloured map. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXII.
- Trifle foxed; margins sl. browned and frayed. = Nice view. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIII.
- Vague folds in upper right corner.
= The first detailed map of Aruba, "gevolgd naar de opmeting in den jare 1820 gedaan, onder directie van den Kapitein ter Zee W.A. van Spengler en in den jare 1825 met verscheidene nieuwe bepalingen verrykt door den Kapitein R.F. van Raders". In 1773 a large map on seventeen sheets was made, which showed only the island's coastline. The present map was made after the Netherlands regained possession of 'Curaçao en Onderhorigheden' in 1816. Up-to-date reports and maps of Curaçao and Bonaire were soon made, but a survey of Aruba had to wait until 1820, when Captain Van Spengler, port warden of Curaçao from 1816 onwards, offered to perform this task. A copy of his manuscript map eventually found its way to the 'Departement van oorlog of Koloniën' in The Hague. In 1824, news arrived in The Hague that gold was found on Aruba. Immediately, Captain R.F. van Raders was sent to the island to investigate. During his three visits to Aruba in 1824 and 1825, Van Raders carried Van Spengler's map or a copy of it, and added new information to it concerning the gold mining. In 1825, this manuscript map was made in print. For extensive information on the mapping of Aruba in this period, see Caert Thresoar 2009-3, p.65-70. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIII.
- Pinholes in lower right blank corner.
- Upper edge trifle frayed. = Van den Broecke 7; Van der Krogt/ Koeman IIIB, 8000:31B.
- Some sm. unobtrusive brown stains.
"Nieuwe kaart van het Oostelykste Deel der Weereld, dienende tot Aanwyzing van de Scheepstogten der Nederlanderen naar Oostindië". Engr. map, 32x36,5 cm., Amst., I. Tirion, 1755.
- Partly sl. yellowed; folded as published.
- Some unobtrusive sm. moldy spots.
- Trifle yellowed; one closed tear at foot of fold; two sm. portions reattached in lower blank margin; formerly under passe-partout.
= Nice map, from Persia to North Australia, focused on Indonesia and the Philippines.
- Vertical middle fold; some repaired tears in ample margins.
AND 1 other engr. map of Oceania (1881).
- Trifle browned; professional restorations to tears in green parts and to paper in lower corners.
= Van der Krogt/ Koeman 7602:1.1 (French text on verso).
ADDED: "Lithuania". Handcol. engr. map, 37,2x44,7 cm., from MERCATOR, 1st half 17th cent.
- Many restored tears in centre. = Van der Krogt/ Koeman 1730: 1A.
- Sl. waterst. in upper margin; sm. rubbed/ dam. spot in centre near lower end.
= Van der Krogt/ Koeman I, 1710:1A.2.
- Lacks leaf XVI; all lvs. w. stamp of the Topografische Dienst, Kaartenarchief in blank margin; a few lvs. trifle/ sl. duststained in blank margins; a few leaves sm. tear in 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.