Cartographic Curiosities

Take a look at these interesting variations of mapmaking.

Antique maps may have some minoe signs of age and use.

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Homer's Earth

"Die Erde nach der Vorstellung Homers" ( the earth according to Homer )

WoOd engraving after Thomas published ca 1900. Reverse side is printed.

11 x 11 cm ( 4.3 x 4.3 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. MAPCURIOSITY246814

"Himmel und Erde nach der Vorstellung der Babylonier"

Chromolithograph by P. Jensen after M. Raenicke. Published in Berlin 1915.

This very interesting print shows how the Babylonians understood the world in relation to the sky.
The text in German explains the aspects of their understanding.

Image without text: 13 x 19.5 cm ( 5.1 x 7.6 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. MAPCURIOSITY245110

"Carte de la Dispersion des Peuples après le Deluge"

Map of the dispersion of people after the deluge

Colonie des Enfents de Japhet - marked in yellow original color

Colonie des Enfents de Cham - marked in blue original color

Colonie des Enfents de Sem - marked in red original color

According to the Old Testatement Noah had three sons: Japhet, Cham and Sem

According to Flavius Josephus these three sons moved to different areas after the deluge (ca. 100 A.D.) This maps shows the areas to which people moved. And the map states: Colonie des Enfans de Japhet (yellow coloring), Colonie des Enfans de Cham (blue coloring) and Colonie des Enfans de Sem (reed coloring).

Copper engraving from:"Atlas de la Geographie ancienne, du moyen-age et moderne". By Felix Delamarche, who followed his father Charles Francois Demarche (1740-1817) in his cartographic business.

Paris, dated 1829

Map has light general age toning and shows some minor traces of age an use

27,5 x 39,8 cm (ca. 10.8 x 15.7")

$ 240.00

Order Nr.NEAREASTMAP241751

"Tiergeograhie" ( Animal geography )

Map showing the habitats of various animals published 1895. In the lower left is a
color key showing the climatic regions of habitat and lines of various design showing the animals that live in the region.

Map has folds to fit original book size. Light age toning along ceterfold.

Image 28.5 x 51.5 cm ( 11.2 x 20.2 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. MAPCURIOSITY244027

"Tierverbreitung in Deutschland"
( Animal habitat in Germany )

In the lower right is a key with various line designs that shows the habitat regions of the birds,
fish and other animals in Germany. Published in 1895.

Light age toning. Vertical centerfold.

Image: 21 x 27 cm ( 8.2 x 10.6 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. MAPCURIOSITY244026

"Comparative Size: Lakes / Islands"

Upper image left: "Lakes in the Western Hemisphere. "
Upper image right: "Lakes in the Eastern Hemisphere"
Lower left image:Islands in the Western hemisphere"
Lower right image: Islands in the Eastern Hemisphere"

Type of print: Lithograph

Color: Original hand coloring

Publisher: George W. Colton

Published in: "Colton's Atlas of the World illustrating physical and political geography"

Published: New York, 1856

Overall pleasant light age toning. Minor signs of age and use.

32 x 39.5 cm ( 12.5 x 15.5 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr.WORLD239573

Upper image: " Erdkarte nach dem Vorbild des Tisches der mosaischen Stiftshuette"
Lower image: "Die Erde von den Himmelsmauern umschlossen"

"Grundriss des die Erde bildenden Berges"

"Die Ursachen der langen und kurzen Naechte"

Three pages with wood engraving images showing some of the very eary maps that were drawn to
explain natural phenomenon. Published 1905.

Page size: 26 x 19 cm ( 10.2 x 7.4 ")

Price for the three pages: $ 45.00

Order Nr. MAPCURIOSITY 246278

"Asia-Europa in Beziehung auf das Fliessende und seine Vertheilung in Stromgebiete." Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855. Original outline coloring.

Map shows the "Fliessende" (means flowing) with the many rivers in great detail in Europe and Asia.

Map is clean. Thin fold on right side. Tiny repaired tear on left margin edge.

21 x 29.5 cm ( 8.2 x 11.6 ")

$ 85.00

Order Nr. WORLD2231

" Karte von Europa. Zur Uebersicht der Waerme-Verbreitung in diesem Erdtheile". Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855. Original outline coloring.

Map illustrates the warming patterns with colored lines from northern Africa to the Polar Circle.

Light browning of margin edges. Otherwise the condition is Almost Very Good.

20 x 27 cm ( 7.8 x 10.6 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. EUROPE2497

Landverbingungen zwischen Europe and Africa

"Darstellung der alten Landverbindungen zwischen Europa und Afrika vor der Eiszeit"

Wood engraving after Professor. W. Bond Dawkins showng the land connections between Europe
and Africa before the Ice Age.Published ca 1900. Reverse side is printed.

8 x13 cm ( 3.1 x 5.1 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. MAPCURIOSITY246813

„Geographische Universal - Zeig und Schlag-Uhr

„Geographische Universal - Zeig und Schlag-Uhr"

Copper etching. Original hand coloring. Published by Johann Baptist Homann in Nuremberg.Ca. 1730/40.

Astronomical clock showing the northern hemisphere in day and night during the course of sun and earth for 24 hours. The legend left and right of clock explains the astronomical connections. It is surrounded by the Zodiac symbols. For collectors: California is shown as an island.

The clock was built by famous Nuremberg clock maker Zacharias Land(t)eck

Except for some traces of age and use: Very good condition

Ca. 49 x 57,5 cm (ca. 19.3 x 22.6")



"Die Isothernkurven Der Noerdlichen Halbkugel". Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855. A bit of original outline coloring.

Map shows a polar projection of the world. The isothermic curves are shown, starting in the polar area. At the bottom left and right are diagrams of the temperature and snow levels of the major world mountains. In the lower left are mts. of the americas and in the lower right are those of Europe and Asia.

Map is very clean. Side margins are narrower. General condition is otherwise almost Very Good.

25.2 x 29.5 cm ( 9.9 x 11.6 ")

$ 110.00

Order Nr. WORLD2228

"America Karte vom Laufe des Orinoco des Atabapo des Casiquiare und des Rio Negro" Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855. Some original outline coloring.

This very interesting map shows the tributaries of several major world rivers. On the left side is the Orinoco. The inset in the lower left corner shows the Vasvia section of the river and to the right is a detailed inset of the currant and waterfalls of Maypures. In the upper right is a very detailed section of the Arno and Chian rivers that shows the region from Mt. Cimone as far south as Rome and the mouth of the Tiber. Another inset shows the connection of the Haase and Else with the Weser. In the lower right is Asia with the tributary system of The Irawadi, Panlaun, Mobraeh, Zittaun and Saluaen.

Tiny repaired tear in lower margin.

21.7 x 28.5 cm ( 8.5 x 11.2 ")

$ 90.00


"Karte Der Magnetischen Meridiane und Parallel-Kreise." Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855. Original outline coloring.

Map shows the magnetic meridians looking from the poles.

Map is in Almost Very Good Condition.

25 x 29.5 cm ( 9.8 x 11.6 ")

$ 90.00

Order Nr. WORLD2229

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