5090 - 5322 FINE ARTS - FOREIGN TOPOGRAPHY. MAPS, PLANS and VIEWS
- Trifle yellowed; some foxed spots.
= Van der Krogt/ Koeman II, 8720:2. Decorative map w. fine cartouche and animals (elephants, ostriches and a monkey), showing the central part of Africa.
- Three (vague) oblique folds; trifle browned.
= Extends from the Volta River in the East to Axim and Ankobra in the West.
AND 1 similar chart: "Carte des courants pour le tems de la Mousson du S.O. au N. de la Ligne" (ibid., Jean Lattré, ±1785).
= All rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVII.
- One fold near lower edge w. closed split.
- The second trimmed on the right border line. = Both very rare.
AND 1 other similar from the same work: "Ung Batteau de Iapan dit Champan".
= Van der Krogt/ Koeman IV-2/2, 4253: final state (of 2) with "Cum privilegio".
AND an engr. map w. handcol. borders: "Partie de la Coste de Barbarie en Africque (...)" (Paris, N. Sanson, 1655).
= Attractive map showing the source of the Nile (at least as it was supposed in the 17th cent.). Part of a larger leaf, with two more quarter page maps (nor present).
ADDED: 20 miscellaneous topographical prints, 16th-late 19th cent., all European views (various sizes and techniques), i.a. "Thionville" (from S> MÜNSTER, Cosmographey), and also incl. several illustrations/ title-pages from topographical works.
- Fine. = Van der Krogt/ Koeman IIIB, 9000:353. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVII.
- Some trifle browned areas; otherwise fine. = Tooley, p.19: 33.
- Tiny hole in borderline lower left corner; otherwise fine.
= Van der Krogt/ Koeman I, 9100:1.2; Tooley, p.113: 6, Burden 245: "[This] engraved map of North America had greater influence than any other to date in perpetuating the theory of California as an island. (...) Cartographically this map is a careful composition of many different sources and illustrates well the current state of knowledge." Other interesting features of this map are i.a. Rio del Norto flows from a large lake, Parime lacus in south America is shown, a reference to the El Dorado myth. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVIII.
- Left margin cut 2-5 mm outside the border line; a few very tiny repairs to the paper on verso; otherwise fine.
= Van den Broecke 9.2; Van der Krogt/ Koeman IIIB, 9000:31A, variant b. The first state of this map, i.a. with the original ships and with "Las Açores". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVIII.
- Two minuscule closed tears in centre; some trifle browned areas; otherwisse fine.
= Tooley, p.22: 45: "The first detailed map of the gulf region and the Mississipi, the first map to show Texas, the first to show the land routes of earlier centuries (...) The map had political implications and outraged the English by laying claim to Carolina (...) and as further insult "Charles Town" [Carolina] named by the French Carlefort" (p.21). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIX.
- Small brownish stain in title; otherwise very fine.
- Some foxing (mainly) in blank margins. = Rare map.
= Tooley, p.291: 24: 2nd state (of 5) with "Sac. Caes. Maj, Geographi August. Vind." Rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIX.
- Small waterstain in outer lower blank margin. = Van der Krogt/ Koeman IV-A.2, 64:31.
- Fine. = Van der Krogt/ Koeman IV-A.2, 64:11.
- Folds as published; some foxing/ sl. browned.
= Cadastral map of central manhattan after Casimir Goerck's 1796 surveyor map.
= Rare map of the discoveries by John Ross during the Second Arctic Expedition. between 1829 and 1833.