6000 - 6086 FINE ARTS - FOREIGN TOPOGRAPHY. MAPS, PLANS and VIEWS
- Sl. foxed/ discol. along middle fold.
AND 8 other plans/ maps of Africa, i.a. Gambia and the coast of Guinea.
- Foxed along central fold; water-/ dampstained in upper margin; frayed.
AND an engr. view of Larache (Morocco).
- Vertical printing flaw in upper part; sl. foxed, mostly in blank margins; sl. browned.
= Also shows the equator, longitudes and latitudes.
"L'Afrique divisée en ses principaux Empires et Royaumes". Engr. map by DELAHAYE after SANSON, 49x57 cm., engr. text column to the right, 1749.
- Some closed tears in lower (blank) margin; some foxed spots.
- Doubled, closing some (large) tears and holes.
- Sl. (vaguely) stained in blank margins, image fine.
= Cf. Tooley, p.24. Beautiful, vibrant colours.
"Plan du Fort Dauphin Construit par les François dans l'Isle de Madagascar Pour Servir à l'Histoire Generale des Voyages". Engr. plan by I. VAN SCHLEY, 20,5x28 cm.. 2-line engr. caption in Dutch, ±1755.
= From Historische Beschryving der Reizen of Nieuwe en Volkome Verzameling van de allerwaardigste en zeldzaamste zee- en landtogten (...) (Amst., 1756).
AND 2 others.
- A few vague and unobtrisive stains in outer blank margins.
- Sl. darkened from former glue; 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 the style of WIJNAND ESSER. 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. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIX.
- Two sm. holes in image in lower left corner; margins w. some (water)stains.
"Carte réduite de la Côte Méridionale d'Afrique, depuis la Baye de Saldagne, jusqu'au Cap des Courans". Engr. map, 48,5x67 cm.
= Plate 11 from J.B. d'Àpres de Mannevillette, Le Neptune oriental (Paris/ Brest, 1775).
AND 2 other 19th cent. maps of Africa.
- A few stains, mostly in blank margins; 2 rubbed spots in image; (remnants of) paper ticket in right outer blank margin.
"Carte des Royaumes de Fez et de Maroc". Engr. map by J.-N. BELLIN, 21,5x17,3 cm.. ±1750.
AND 4 other maps/ plans of Africa.
- Slightly frayed; a few vague brown stains near left edge.
= Depicting the entirety of North and South America and provides an extensive survey of information regarding the inhabitants and history of each individual nation. From Pizarro's conquest of the Inca Empire in Peru to the march trough Mexico by Cortez. The map is surrounded by text columns supplying extra details on the physical and political history of each nation.
AND 17 others, all (hand)col. (steel-)engr. maps of America, mostly from Stielers Hand-Atlas (1859-1880).
- Trifle foxed.
= From the French edition of H.C. Carey and I.L. Carey, American Atlas. The map is surrounded by text describing the state, its population, governors, religion, education, commerce, climate topography and other details.
"Gezigt van den digten hoekbogt in Prins Willems kanaal". Engraving after J. WEBBER, 22x36 cm., ±1810.
AND 23 other maps/ views/ plates of America and Canada.
= Interesting overview of the development in mapping of the America's from the discovery by Columbus in 1492 to the situation in 1841.
AND 13 others, all (hand)col. (steel-)engr. maps of America, i.a. by L. SMITH after A. BIZET (19th cent.) and moslty from Stielers Hand-Atlas (1859-1880).
- Sl. foxed.
ADDED: "Gezicht van de Nieuwe-Kerk te Amsterdam." Engr. view by H. SCHOUTE, 27x36,5 cm., numb. ''46'', from P. FOUQUET JR., Nieuwe atlas, late 18th cent., framed.
- 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 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.
- Lacks lower border w. town views; some creases.
= Koeman Vis 2 (23). Rare and decorative map, with borders incl. small inset views of Ghent, Bruges, Ostende, Sluis, Ypres and Dunkirk, the portraits of Duke Albert and Duchess Isabella and images of noblemen, town folk, peasants and a fisherman. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIX.