5611 - 5761 FINE ARTS - FOREIGN TOPOGRAPHY. MAPS, PLANS and VIEWS
- Upper end middle fold splitting; trifle frayed/ foxed; vague mouldstains in right and left blank margin.
AND 1 other engr. map "Anglia regnum" (Amst., J. Blaeu, ±1650).
- Very vague waterst. in lower part; upper and lower edge cut just outside the borderline.
= The upper part shows a map of the Thames running from London to the Isle of Sheppey. The lower part shows the coastline from Folkestone to Yarmouth, with the larger part of the mouth of the Thames Estuary. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXVIII.
- Colouring sl. faded; sl. yellowed.
= Based on John Rocque's map from his A new and accurate Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster (1748), and showing the area from Hammersmith in the east to Woolwich in the west and from Hampstead in the north to Greenwich in the south. The city of London at this time extending only from Westminster and Hyde Park to Wapping just east of the Tower.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXVII.
AND 1 other engr. map: "Plan von London und Westminster mit der Borough von Southwark" (1810. Some marginal tears).
- Hinges strengthened w. cl.; sl. soiled/ foxed; a few plates w. (sm.) tear. Rebacked w. use of cl.; corners showing.
- Paper mouldy/ sl. brittle in lower margin, just affecting the image.
= Rare view. Van der Krogt/ Koeman IV 2, 3109, first state (of 2).
- Trifle yellowed; left and right blank margin sl. frayed and waterstained.
= Koeman/ Van der Krogt I, 7835:1.
- Browned; tiny hole in upper blank margin. = Van der Krogt/ Koeman I, 7900:1A.1.
= Lower part handcol.; partly overlapping parts.
- Browned; blank margins sl. waterst.
= Fine map depicting Mount Olympus and the valley in northern Thessaly, called the Vale of Tempe. Van den Broecke 231: "(...) made by Ortelius on the basis of information from ancient sources, specifically Ovidius, Athenaeus, Plinius, Herodotus and Aelianus. This is the depiction of the Paradise Tempe in Thessalia, at the foot of Mount Olympos, a mixture of Greek myth and history, "where people dwell, meet in companies, and having done divine service and ceremonies in due form and manner, they banquet and make merry", as Ortelius puts it." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXVIII.
- Soiled in right and lower blank margin.
"Hungaria Regnum". Engr. map, 42x51 cm., Amst., J. Janssonius, ±1640.
- Trifle frayed/ dustsoiled.
= Map, "pour l'usage de ceux qui sont curieux de voir les Marches, Entreprises &c. des Armées en ce pais la tant par Mer que par terre" (title-cartouche); the map indeed shows some "places avec Garnison" and "places de Battaille", the last indicated by two crossed swords and the year of the corresponding (sea) battles, fought between 1702 and 1720.
- Slightly mouldy/ trifle waterst. in lower right corner. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIX.
AND 2 others, i.a. "Castellum Gibraltar in Andalusia situm (...)."/ "Gibraltar" (handcol. map and bird's eye plan by T.C. LOTTER, flanked by engr. legends in French and German, n.pl., A. Vindel, n.d. (1756). Frayed/ sl. waterst./ mouldy).
- Yellowed/ sl. browned; some foxed spots.
ADDED: "Nieuwe kaart van 't Noorder gedeelte van Grootbritannie behelzende het Konigryk Schotland". Engr. map, 32,5x36,5 cm., Amst., I Tirion, ±1750 (folds as published).
- Three central creases; edges worn/ strengthened on verso; soiled.
AND 2 others, i.a. a duplicate of the first (uncol., part of cartouche clumsily restored).
- Trifle soiled near lower edge.
- Both maps (vaguely) waterst. in blank margins. = Van der Krogt/ Koeman I, 7020:1A.1 and 7200:1A.
AND 1 other: "Lombardiae Alpestris pars occidentalis cum Valesia".
- Slightly browned in blank margins. = Rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIX.