Antique Maps of the World

A selection of our historical world maps. Please contact us if you are looking for a particular map. Map margins are complete and wider than on the following images unless noted.

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"Die Oestliche und Westliche Halbkigel Der Erde 1849". Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855.

Fine world map showing many geographical details.

Map is very clean. Small repaired tear on lower margin edge.

Page size: 25.5 x 30.5 cm ( 10 x 12 ")

$ 60.00

Order Nr. WORLD MAP 2232


"Heimat der Wichtigsten Thiere"

Map shows the original locations of some of the most important animals. Published ca 1890.

Extra page ( in German ) of information about the various animal habitats.

10 x 15.5 cm ( 3.9 x 6.1 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP250664


"Die Vulkan Gürtel des Atlantischen Oceans". Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855. Original hand coloring.

Map shows the various volcanic systems near the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. The upper left is the area of Calabria and Sicily of Italy. The center is a larger detail of the earthquake area of Calabria and Sicily. The next diagram is Iceland with two diagrams showing the craters of a large geyser and of the volcano Eyafiael on the Island Eyar. The long map on the right side is of the Antilles and northern Venezuela. The middle left map shows the Lipari Islands with a special detailed diagram of the volcano Ferdinandea. The next map is of Naples and surrounding area with speical deatails of Vesuvius. The next map with orange outlining shows the east coast of Sicily with a special diagram of Etna. The next is the Greek islands with a special detail of Santorin. In the lower left corner are the Azores and in the middle the Canary Islands. The comes a map of the Cape Verde Islands. The dark diagrams to the left of the title show deep earth cracks in Calabrian near Rosarno.

Map hassmall spot in lower left image. Otherwise good condition.

19.5 x 28 cm ( 7.6 x 11 ")

$ 100.00

Order Nr. VOLCANO240741


"Planiglobii Terrestris Mappa Universalis Utrumqs Hemisphaerium Orient et Occidentale…...,,MDCCXXXVI"

Title also in the French language in the right cartouche.

Type of print: Copper etching

Color: Very fine hand coloring

Publisher: Homann Heirs

Where / when published: Nuremberg, Germany, dated 1746

Map was compiled by J.M. Haas, Professor of Mathematics at Wittenberg.

Condition: Very pleasant hand coloring. Minor repairs on centerfold. Wide margins show some traces of age and use.

A few light scattered creases. In general: Almost very good.

Attractive double hemisphere map of the world, Earth seen from north pole and from south pole inhemispheric maps, plus two celestial models.

Includes incomplete Australia and New Zealand, NW Coast of America based upon the early Russian explorations (Alaska titled:Russian America).

44.7 x 52.4 cm ( ca. 17.6 x 20.6" )

$ 1950.00 ( see discount at top of page )

Order Nr. WORLDMAP 2257


Map prepared for "Around the World with General Grant" showing his travel route.

Published 1880. Verticals folds to fit original book size. Minor creasin in upper right magin corner.

19 x 40 cm ( 7.4 x 15.7 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP249731


"Mappa Totius Mundi Adornata juxta Observationes Dnn Academiae Regalis Scientiarum et nonnulorum aliorum, secundum annotationes recentissimas. Per G. de Lisle Geographicum Parisiis"

"Prostat nunc apud Ioannem Walch cum caeteris chartis geographicis Lotterianis in officina Ion. Martin Will. Aug. Vind."

Hand-colored copper -etched World Map by Guillaume de L'Isle (1675-1726) and redesigned by Johannes Walch (1757-1816)and published by Johann Martin Will (1727-1806) in the publishing house of Conrad Tobias Lotter (1717-1777)

Augsburg, 1787

Map showing many of the discovery voyages of earlier times. Australia and New Zealand quite well defined. Four hemispherical globes in the four corners of this appealing map. The pictorial title cartouche indication discoveries of far away lands and continents. On the right: The insignia of Freemasonry.

Subtle hand coloring. Margins have some repairs. Centerfold has been supported in lower part and flattened out. There was some ink hand writing on reverse side, which is illegibly washed out. There is no text print verso.

45,5 x 62,5 cm (ca. 17.9 x 24.6")

$ 1300.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page)

Order Nr. WORLDMAP252912


Ortelius World Maps FIRST EDITION

The world, America, Asia, Africa, Europe

Set of 5 maps. Copper etchings from the Atlas "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" by Abraham Ortelius. Antwerp, 1570. Verso text: Latin.

Excellent hand coloring in the typical Renaissance style.

This homogenous set derives from an atlas printed in the year 1570. The atlas, of which this set was a part, was the FIRST EDITION of the famous first atlas ever printed.

Order Nr. WORLD MAP 2256

Please visit this webpage to view the maps:

orteliusfirstedition.html

 

Umrisse der Pflanzengeographie.

Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855. Original hand outline coloring.

This very interesting map shoes the various growing zones around the world. At the top are interesting diagrams of known mountains showing the elevations at which various plants grow.

Map is clean and in good condition.

20.3 x 28.5 cm ( 7.9 x 11.2 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. WORLD2247


The World on Mercators Projection shewing the voyages of Capatin Cook round the world

"The World on Mercators Projection shewing the voyages of Capatin Cook round the world"

Steel engraving with very fine original borderline hand coloring.

Published in "The New Atlas" by John Tallis and J. Rapkin

London and New York City, 1849-1853.

The very decorative world map shows the three voyages by Captain James Cook. They are distinguished by different dotted lines, arrows show direction of sailing and dates of sailing are marked. An ornamental map border, a sailing ship and South Sea weaponry are decorative assets.

Very light pleasant age toning. Map is almost flawless. Nice addition to anyone's World Map or James Cook collection

24 x 31 cm (ca. 9.4 x 12.2")

$ 220.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP241752


Magellan

"Allegorische Verherrlichung der ersten Weltumseglung durch Fernao de Magalhaes (Magellans)"

Wood engraving made after Stradanus Published 1900. Vertical centerfold.

22 x 31 cm ( 8.6 x 12.2 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP246898


No title.

Copper engraving by B. Cole published 1755. Attractive hand coloring. Seldom!!!

Two vertical folds to fit original book size. Good condition.

Diameter of circle: 11 cm ( 4.3 ")
Page size: 20.5 x 24.5 cm ( 8 x 9.6 ")

$ 220.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP245245


Left cartouche: "Diversi Globi Terr-Aquei Statione Variante Et Visu Intercedente Per Coluros Tropicorum, Per Ambos Polos Et Partciul Sphaerae Zenith In Planum Delineati Orthogranici Prospectus"

Right cartouche: ""Quibus additive pro Mutatione Horizontis Differentes Spaeeae Positiones earumque Mutua cum Circ. Coelestibus Cenvenientia et Relatio Augustae Vindelicor. Cura et Studio Matth. Seutteri. S.C. Maj. Georgr."

Originally hand-colored copper etching by Matthaeus Seutter (?-1757)

Augsburg, Germany, 1744

Very decorative world map with two hemispheres. These are surrounded by several globes. Clockwise from upper left: Southern hemisphere (South Pole) Australia showing- Northern hemisphere (Perpendicular from North Pole) - Northern hemisphere (oblique from North Pole) - The equator straight on - the equator oblique view - The Old World - Northern hemisphere perpendicular from North Pole - South Pole perpendicular view with a vague view of Australia - Another view from South Pole - The New World with California as an island - Vertical horizon - The earth graticule.

Map has very beautiful original hand coloring, is clean and has ample margins on all sides. Centerfold has been smoothed and reinforced top 3 inches. Verso blanco.

49.5 x 57.5 cm (ca. 19.5 x 22.6")

$ 3600.00 For discount see top of this page

Order Nr. WORLDMAP251874

"Mappe Monde Geo-Hydrographique ou descrition Generale du Globe Terrestre et Aquatique en Deux Plans
Hemispheres ou sont exactment remarquees en general Toutes les Partes de la Terre et de L'Eau
Suivant Relations les Plus Nouvelles"

Copper engraving by Brion de Tour after Jaillot dated 1790. Very fine hand coloring.

Published by Defnos, Rue St. Jacques in Paris. Rare map.

Map shows the expedition routes of Captain Cook on his three voyages between 1769 and 1779.

This map was once folded. The folds have been flattened and are hardly visible.
Two very professionally repaired tears in upper margin reaching 10 cm into image.
A few signs of age and use..

Map image 45.5 x 64.5 cm ( 17.9 x 25.3 "

$ 1800.00

Order Nr. MAPWORLD251406

"Weltkarte aus der Zeit Karl's V, von Frankreich (1364-1380)"

Very early map that shows Egypt and Babylonia and the right side. In the lower left is Europe
including part of the British Isls. In the center is Jerusalem. In the upper left is a
place called Paradise! Below the map is text about the exploration of La Cosa, Vespucci
and Hojeda in the 15th Century. Text continues on reverse side.

Page size: 20 x 13,5 cm ( 7.8 x 5.3")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP253043


"Orbis 'T'abula quatenus a Veteribus cogniti...."

Copper engraving by Hermann Moll, 1732. In the upper left is the american hemisphere showing California as an island.
Island is given the name Thule Aliorum.Map shows the Roman Empire by means of a fine dotted line.

Tiny repair on lower margin edge. Upper margin has been added.

Map image: 16 x 22.5 cm ( 6.2 x 8.8 ")

$ 240.00

Order Nr. WORLD248258

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"Globe de Mella"
"Globe de Posidonius"
"Globe de Ptolomee"

Copper engraving map by Mallet ca 1690.
Shows three very old maps of the known world.
Very minor signs of age and use.

14 x 10 cm ( 5.5 x 3.9 ")

$ 85.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP252715


"Planiglobii Terrestris cum Utroq Hemisphaerio Caelesti Generalis Exhibitio"

Hand-colored copper etching

Published in the first atlas by Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724)

Nuremberg, 1707

This early map of the world by Homannbased on the world map by David Funck (1642-1709).

It is the only map by Homann with California shown as an island.

This decorative map has the two globes with the zodiac of the northern and the southern hemispheres. And, at the basis under the hemispherical depictions of the world, Homann shows natural happenings on earth, such as an eruption of a volcano, a flooding, vortex and swirl of an ocean with a sinking sail vessel and a rainbow. The two globes are surrounded by wind blowing putti.

Upper left corner shows the moon, on right side of map the shining sun. Very decorative and quite rare.

Nice hand-coloring. Centerfold has been flattened. Good condition.
Margins have been professionally widened.

48.8 x 56.5 cm (ca. 19.2 x 22.2")

$ 3500.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page)

Order Nr. WORLDMAP252882

"Carte Magnétique des deux Hemisphères". Copper etching ca 1780. Modern hand coloring.

This map shows the two polar regions and bordering countries. Notice that the polar regions were still somewhat unknown. The are many small crosses in the oceans for missed ships or shipwrecks.

Map has folds to fit book size. some rubbing along folds. Repairs on margin edges on fold lines. Repair in upper right corner and on right margin side. This crease reaching from upper margin edge to title. Overall condition is otherwise Good.

64 x 97 cm ( 25.1 x 38.1 ")

Diameter of circles: 48 cm ( 18.8 ")

$ 680.00

Order Nr. WORLD MAP 2201


"Die erste General Tafel / die Beschreibung und den Zirkel des ganzen Erdrichs un Meeresinnhaltende." Woodcut by Sebastian Münster, um 1550 for his "Cosmographia". German edition of this famous map which was the standard world map until Abraham Ortelius published his first atlas in 1570.

Man shows the known world at the time. Notice that Antarctica and Australia are defined with large land masses. Africa is depicted much as we know it, but the Americas are still depicted with unknown boundaries. Decorative leaf designs in the corners. Text on map is Early German. Verso: Text in German.

Map has overall age toning and darker browning along margin edges. The margin edges are frayed with small tears. Some have been repaired. The impression is a bit weak. Centerfold has been reinforced and small repairs made. Considering that it is more than 450 years old, this map is in Almost Good condition.

30.9 x 36 cm ( 12.2 x 14.2 ")

Order Nr. WORLD MAP 2206 SOLD


"Map Monde ou Description Generale du Globe Terrestre"

Double hemisphere world map.

Hand-colored copper etching by Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684-1743)

Published in

"Atlas Historique ou nouvelle introduction a l'histoire, a la chronologie & a la géographie ancienne & moderne"

Amsterdam, 1705-1720

Upper left: The sun according to Kircher

Upper right: The Moon according to Cassini

Some discovery voyages. California depicted as an island.

Below map legend

Condition: Margins have several repairs, except for one in lower margin not reaching into image. The one tear at bottom reaches 1 and 1/2 inch into legend

34 x 44 cm including legend (ca. 13.4 x 17.3")

22,5 x 44 cm without the legend (ca. 8.9 x 17.3")

$ 900.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page)

Order Nr. WORLDMAP252916


"Karte der Magnetischen Meridiane und Parallel-Kreise.......".Steel etching after the design by L. I. Duperrey, ca 1860. Some of the lines are hand colored.

Map shows information concerning magnetic fields.

A few hardly visible scattered spots. Hardly visible centerfold. Lines are colored somewhat unevenly. Overall condition is otherwise Almost Very Good.

Page size: 23.5 x 29 cm (9.2 x 11.4 ")

$ 75.00

Order Nr. POLARMAP 2188


Creation of the World -

"Wie das erdtrich und das moere erstlich von Gott beschaffen seind unnd ineinander gefuegt"

Woodcut. Page 1 Chapter 1 of "Cosmographia" by Sebastian Muenster (1488-1552)

This is Sebastian Muenster's mimesis of God's Creation History (Genesis)

Published in Basel, 1553

In the German language.

God the Father on top of His creation among sun, moon and stars. God created the heavens and the earth etc. Fire came down from heaven, the birds in the sky…

Muenster condenses the biblical narrative of Creation of the World into one picture - leaving out, however, the creation of Adam and Eve.

There are water stains in top, left ad bottom margin. The bottom margin has a repair from long ago. Please look at image. Light general age toning. Other traces of age and use. The image of Creation in very good condition and very good impression.

Verso: Continuation of text from page 1.

Page size: 31 x 20 cm (ca. 12.2 x 7.9")

$ 480.00

Order Nr. WORLD253022


"Planiglobii Terrestris cum Utroq Hemisphaerio Caelesti Generalis Exhibitio, ......."

Copper engraving map by Johann Baptist Homann, published in Nuermberg 1720.
Hand coloring.

In the upper corners are decorative putti blowing the breath of life into the world globes.
In the lower left is the eruption of Mount Etna. In the lower right is a rainbow and water
rising in little towers in Norway. Very detailed information about these and other
natural phenomena.

The vertical centerfold has been professionaly flattened so as to be invisible
on the front side Small repair on lower centerfold. Minor creasing in left margin.

Map image: 48 x 56 cm ( 18.8 x 22 ")

Order Nr. WORLD251512 SOLD


"Temperaturkarte der Erde"

Divided in four parts:

Upper left: Temperatur ind Passate I'm Januar - Temperature and Passat winds in January

Upper right: Meeres-Temperatur im Januar - Ocean temperature in January

Lower left: Temeperatur und Passate I'm Juli - Temperature and Passat winds in July

Lower right: Regenzonen ind Orkane - Rain zones and hurricanes

Wood engraving. Printed in color.

Including description in the German language

Published by Bibliographisches Institut Hildburghausen. Ca. 1880

Clean and in very good condition. Vertical centerfold.

15,5, x 21,4 cm (ca. 6.1 x 8.4")

$  70.00

Order Nr. WORLD251168


"Darstellung Der Isodynamischen Linien". Steel etching by Capitain Duperrey, ca 1860. Original outline coloring.

A scientific map showing the isodynamic lines.

Hardly visible centerfold. Very light browning in lower right area. General condition is Almost Very Good.

Page size: 23.5 x 29 cm (9.2 x 11.4 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. WORLD MAP 2198


"Die Verteilung der mittleren jaehrlichen Regenmenge auf der Erdoberflaeche"

( the yearly rainfall )

Chromolithograph after Alexander Supan, published 1903. Vertical centerfold.

21 x 34.5 cm ( 8.2 x 12.4 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. WORLD247614


"Weltkarte aus einem Sallust Kodex fes 15. Jahrhunderts"

Wood engraving published ca 1900. Reverse side is printed.

Diameter of map: 12 cm ( 4.7 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. WORLD250466


"Cook's Reisen in der Suedsee"

Wood engraving published 1885. Reverse side is printed. Natural age toning.

11 x 19 cm (4.3 x 7.4 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. WORLD252676


"Topografia Vignozzi"
"Livorno"

Copper engraving by Vignozzi in Livorno. Dated 1832. Hand coloring.

Above the two globes are diagrams of the "Sistema di Tolomeo", "Sistema di Copernico"
and "Sistema di Ticho Brahe"

Map has folds to fit original atlas size.. Left fold is lightly browned with
small repair in upper margin on fold line. The left margin has been added so
that a small bit of the left side of "Sistema di Tolomeo" is missing. Right fold has parallel creases.
The lower hlf of the right margin has been replaced. A few small spots on right map.
A few tiny repaired holes in upper areaand near Australia.

An interesting map as there are so few from Italy.

Page size: 29 x 46 cm ( 11.4 x 18.1 ")

$ 640.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP249732


"Tavola Dell'Universale Descrittione Del Mondo, secondo Tolomeo" Shirley 193

World Map Magini / Ptolemy

Type of print: Copper etching

Artist: Girolamo Porro

After: Claudius Ptolemy

Published in:"Geografia cioe Descrittione Universale della Terra"

Publisher: Gio. Battista & Giorgio Galignani Fratelli

First published in: "Geographia" von Claudius Ptolemy

Edition: Italian edition

Editor: Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555-1617)

Text: Italian. Complete on front and reverse side

Published in: Venice

Date: 1598

Measurements:

Map size: Ca. 13,5 x 17 cm (ca. 5.3 x 6.7")

Page size: Ca. 28,5 x 19 cm (ca. 11.2 x 7.5")

Condition: Near perfect. Very minor traces of age.

$ 580.00

Order Nr. WORLD236458


"Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio ex ...Rumold Mercator... forma a Hieronymo Porro redacta" - Shirley 194

World Map - Rumold Mercator / Magini

Type of print: Copper etching

Artist: Girolamo Porro

After: Gerard Mercator

Published in: „Geografia cioe Descrittione Universale della Terra"

Publisher: Gio. Battista & Giorgio Galignani Fratelli

First published in: „Geographia" von Claudius Ptolemy

Edition: Italian edition

Editor: Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555-1617)

Text: Italian. Complete on front and reverse side

Published in: Venice

Date: 1598

Measurements:

Map size: Ca..16 x 24 cm

Page size: Ca. 28,5 x 19 cm (ca. 11.2 x 7.5")

Condition: Near perfect. Repaired tear in lower left margin. Very minor traces of age.

$ 2100.00

Order Nr. WORLD236457


"Typus Orbis Terrarum"

World Map Ortelius. Reference: Shirley 158

This is the third version of the world map by Abraham Ortelius. It is easily recognised by the four medaillons with classical citations (2 by Cicero and 2 by Seneca). Below the signature of Ortelius the map is dated: 1587, although this map was used for the first time in his atlas only in the year 1592.

Type of print: Copper etching

Color: Original hand coloring

Author: Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598)

Published in: "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum"

Edition: French

Text: Verso Fench language

Ort: Antwerp

Datum: 1598

Measurements: Ca. 35,5 x 48,5 cm ( 13.9 x 19 ")

Condition: Centerfold and margins are repaired. Margins have some insignificant foxing. Margins are wide. Attractive

Please contact us for the price.

Order Nr. WORLDMAP236456


Isogonen

"Isogonen oder Linien magnetischer Deklination"

Wood engraving map printed in color ca 1900. Reverse side is printed.

11 x 20 cm ( 4.3 x 7.8 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. WORLD248634


"Weltkarte des Petrus Apianus"
"Nach Konrad Kretschmer"

7.5 x 13 cm ( 2.9 x 5.1 ")

*****

Reverse side.

Karte der Brueder Zeno

"Karte der Brueder Zeno"

13 x 17.5 cm ( 5.1 x 6.8 ")

Interesting map with Sweden and Norway on the right side. In the center are Iceland, Estland
and Friesland!!!. In the upper left is Greenland.

These maps were published 1900.

$ 40.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP248792


"Erdtafel des Herodot"

Wood engraving of a map after the Greek geographer and auther Herodot.
Published 1881. On the reverse side is text about the Scythians.

10.5 x 16 cm (4.1 x 6.2")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP252919


Vegetation   Ocean Currents

"Vegetationsgebiete, Meerestroemungen and Kulturpflanzen"

A very interesting world map dealing with the special regions for various kinds of vegetation
and ocean currents.

Published in 1899. Vertical centerfold.

Map image: 38 x 48.5 cm 14.9 x 19 ")

$ 95.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP248847


"Geogr. Verbreitung des Christlichen Staaten Systems auf der Ganzen Erde"

Original hand-colored lithograph bei Flemming in Glogau, 1846.

Map has vertical centerfold and a few minor signs of age..

31.5 x 41 cm ( 12.4 x 16.1 ")

$ 140.00

Order Nr. WORLD249157


"Map of the World showing the geographical distribution of the principle members of the Animal Kingdom"

AND

"Map of the World illustrating the productive industry of various countries & exhibiting the principal features of Commerce and Navigation"

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

Upper map with inset: "Bird Map"

Condition: Light general age toning. Very attractive, bright colors. Reverse side is blank. A decorative bordure frames this attractive map.

40 x 26,5 cm (ca. 15.7 x 10.4")

$ 80.00

Order Nr. WORLD 239547


"Eastern Hemisphere"

"Western Hemisphere"

Two maps dated 1875 showing the two hemispheres. At the bottom of each map is a color guide

showing plains, plateaus, very high land, volcanos and the direction of currants.

Both maps, especial the "Western Hemisphere" have a few spots in the magins.

Page size: 30.5 x 24,5 cm ( 12 x 9.6 ")

Price for the two maps; $ 120.00

Order Nr. WORLD249730


"Tableau analytique des differens sytemes du Monde dresser d'apres les relations plus recentes avec la Division Oceanique"

Type of print: Copper etching

Color: Original borderline hand coloring

Author: Felix Delamarche

Publication: "Atlas de la Geographie Ancienne du moyen age et moderne"

Published: Paris, 1829

Condition: Some small repairs on margin edges. Clean. Minor traces of age and use.

Page size: 30 x 45,5 cm (ca. 11.8 x 17.9")

$ 140.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP239277


"Verteilung des Wassers auf er Erde" ( distribution of water )

Wood engravings on a page of text about water ca 1880. Hand coloring.
Reverse side is printed.

Size of the image above: 16 x 8 cm ( 6.2 x 3.1 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. WORLD249723


Planisphere

"Planisphere"

Steel engraving map by Th. Duvotenay, 1840.
Two vertical fold to fit original book size. a few light spots.

18 x 23 cm ( 7 x 9 ")

$ 65.00

Order Nr. WORLD249793


"Meerestroemungen"

Detailed map of the ocean currents. Published 1895.
Vertical centerfold. Light age toning.

22 x 28 cm ( 8.6 x 11 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. WORLD249031


L'Orbit annuelle de la Terre autour du Soleil.

Copper engraving by Back (Jakob Conrad Bach), ca 1770.
Two vertical folds to fit book size. A few minimal spots.

13.5 x 20.5 cm ( 5.3 x 8 ")

$ 140.00

Order Nr. ASTRONOMY8240


Magnetischen Æquator

"Karte der beyden Halbkugeln welche den Magnetischen Æquator und die Abweichingslinien für beyde Magnetaxen nach der ersten Eulerschen Theorie vorstellt entworfen von C. Hansteen". Copper etching by Christopher Hansteen (1784-1873), published 1819.

Map shows the various magnetic fields according to the Euler Theory.

Map has folds to fit book size. Light browning and spotting along margin edges. Upper margin is narrow. Overall condition is otherwise Much Better than Good.

The diameter of each circle is 19 cm (7.4 "). Page size: 23 x 43.5 cm ( 9 x 17.1 ")

$ 350.00

Order Nr. WORLD MAP 2211


"Carte et Intineraire du Voyage"

Wood engraving by Erhard, 1868. This map shows the route of the voyage around the world of Comte de Beauvoir 1868-1869. There are lines on the map showing the voyage route.


Published ca 1870. Reverse side is printed. Vertical centerfold. Very minor spotting on map.

20.5 x 30.2 cm ( 8 x 11.8 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP239533


"Verteilung Der Staatsformen Auf Der Erde"
( Distribution of governing systems on earth)

Interesting map showing the various forms of government at the time. This includes various forms of monarchies and republics.

Wood engraving printed in color 1895. Vertical centerfold. Light age toning.

21.7 x 28 cm ( 8.5 x 11 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. WORLD240118


Global Warming

"Isothermen un Warmeschwangung"

A very interesting world map dealing with the Isotherms and Warm temperature changes ( global warming ).

Published in 1899. Vertical centerfold.

Map image: 38 x 50 cm 14.9 x 19.6 ")

$ 90.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP248849


"Isobaren und Niederschlaege"

A very interesting world map dealing with the Isobaren and Wind and Rain changes6

Published in 1899. Vertical centerfold.

Map image: 38 x 50 cm 14.9 x 19.6 ")

$ 90.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP248849


"Die Verteilung der Vulkane ueber die Erde"

Wood engraving printed in color 1902. On the reverse side is an image of the Eruption on the island of
Vulcano in the Liparian Islands.

12.5 x 20.5 cm ( 4.9 x 8 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. VOLCANO247380


Age of Discovery

"Das Zeitalter der Entdeckungen" ( age of discovery )

Map shows the routes of the great discovers of the 15th and 16th Century.

Published 1896. Vertical centerfold.

22 x 29 cm ( 8.6 x 11.4 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. WORLD248104


Athanasius Kircher's World Map

"Athanasius Kirchers physikalische Erdkarte mit angabe der Meerestroemungen und Vulkangebiete"
( Athanasius Kircher's world map with ocean currents and volcanic areas )

Wood engraving made after earlier map 1655. This was published ca 1900.
On the revese side is an image showing the ocean currents on the North Pole as well as text.
On the vertical centerfold are small repairs.

17 x 32 cm ( 6.6 x 12.5 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP248788.


"Planispherium Globi Terrestris" Copper etching by Tobias Conrad Lotter ( (1717-1777) after Tobias Lobeck for the "Atlas Geographicus portabilis" (Pocket-size atlas) published 1760-1762. Original hand coloring.

Fine little map showing the world as it had been explored up to this time.

Binding marks on left margin edge. Light browning in margins. Otherwise Better than Good condition.

9.4 x 12.3 cm ( 3.7 x 4.8 ")

$ 500.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP2233


"Mappe-Monde ou Carte Génerale de toutes les Parties connues de la Surface du Globe,....." Copper etching by Charles Françoise Delamarche(1740-1817). Delamarche was the sucessor to Robert de Vaugondy. This map was published ca 1790. Fine modern hand coloring.

World map showing the geography as it was then known. Map has some interesting historical notes that give information about discovery.

Map has vertical center fold. Very light creases along lower center fold. A few trivial spots in margins. Tiny creases on lower right margin corner.

24.5 x 39.7 cm ( 9.6 x 15.6 ")

$ 420.00

Order Nr. WORLD MAP 2238


Orbis Veteribus Notus

Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855.
Original hand outline coloring.
One spot in lower area to the right of title. Otherwise Good condition.

Diameter of circle: 22 cm ( 8.6 ")
Page size: 25.5 x 29.5 cm ( 10 x 11.6 ")

$ 75.00

Order Nr. EUROPEMAP2214


World map Abu Isak al Farsi al Istachri

"Weltkarte des Abu Isak al Farsi al Istachri ( etwa um das Jahr 950. Weltkarte aus einem Leipziger Kodex des 11 Jahrhunderts"

Wood engraving by Dr. Konrad Kretschmer of very old maps. Published 1900.

Page size: 18 x 28 cm ( 7 x 11 ")

Order Nr. WORLD246739. SOLD


"Map Showing Mr. Seward's Route Through Asia, Africa, and Europe"

Wood engraving 1873. Two vertical folds to fit original book size.

15.5 x 27.5 cm ( 6.1 x 10.8 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP246264


"Temperaturverteilung auf der Erde"

Wood engraving 1895 shows the temperature at different times of the year.

23 x 12.5 cm ( 9 x 4.9 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP246188


"Faksimile einer alten Darstellung des Weltgebaeudes nach der Vorstellung des Kopernikus"
( Facsimile of an old map ( 1660 ) according to Copernicus )

Image: 14 x 17 cm ( 5.5 x 6.6 ")

Below is a transperant tissue paper to put on the map for more information:

Chromolithograph published 1900.

$ 35.00

Order Nr. WORLD247800


"Verteilung der Vulkane auf die Erde" ( Distribution of Volcanoes on the Earth )

Wood engraving map printed in color, 1890. Vertical centerfold to fit original book size.

21 x 27.5 cm ( 8.2 x 10.8 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. VOLCANO245259


World map by Omar ben Mutsir al Wardi

"Weltkarte des Omar ben Mutsir al Wardi ( 1349 )

Wood engraving after a drawing by Konrad Kretschmer of an ancient world map. Published 1900.
Reverse side is printed.

Diameter of map: 13 cm ( 5.1")

Order Nr. WORLD246738 SOLD


"Mappa Mundi Generalis ad emendatiora exempla adhuc..............". Copper etching by Suerbrey after I.C. Rhode, published in Berlin 1760. Original hand coloring.

Map of the world with an inset in the lower left showing the increase of gravity according to Newton, Bradley and Maupertuis. In the lower right is an inset showing observations of longitude from from 1677 by various scientists of the time.

Map has wide margins with some light browning on edges. Vertical centerfold. Light smudging in margins.Light fraying on lower margin edge. General condition is Better than Good.

31 x 35.7 cm ( 12.2 x 14 ")

$ 430.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP 2219


Upper image: "Erdtafel nach Ptolemaeus"
Lower image: "Die Erde nach Strabo"

Wood engravings showing very early world maps. On the reverse side is the following map:

"Erdtafel nach Homer"

This page was published ca 1875.

Page size: 28 x 21 cm ( 11 x 8.2 ")

Order Nr. WORLD243211SOLD


"Vergleichender Uebersicht der Bedeutensten Stromlaengen". Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855.
The longest rivers of the world are shown on this map with distance in miles. The main cities on each river are shown. At the very left are the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers and the Orinoco in the upper left. In the lower left are the Forth River, Shannon River and Thames River, etc.

Map has a few light scattered spots and smudges.

26.5 x 19 cm ( 10.2 x 7.4 ")

Order Nr. WORLD MAP244759 SOLD


Orbis Antiqui Mappa

"Orbis Antiqui Mappa Nova a F. Delamarche Parisiis Apud Autorem in via dicti Jordinet Nr. 13"

Very interesting map showing the known world. Many ancient names designate regions, settlements and topography.

Copper engraving by F. Delamarche. Published in Paris, 1832.

28 x 42.5 cm ( 11 x 16.7 ")

$ 125.00

Order Nr. WORLD242120


 

"Weltkarte von Saint Sever aus dem 11 Jahrhundert"

Wood engravings made after the drawings by Dr. Konrad Kretschmer of ancient maps.
Published 1900.

Some light spotting in margins.

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

$ 55.00

Order Nr. WORLD252341



Planisphere

"Planisphere"

Steel engraving by Th. Duvotenay ca 1840.
Vertical folds to fit original book size. Very minor signs of age and use in margins.

17.5 x 22.5 cm ( 6.8 x 8.8 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP240914


Mappa Hydrographica

"Mappa Hydrographica sistens Declinationes Magneticas Anni 1787 constructa a C. Hansteen." Copper etching by Christopher Hansteen (1784-1873), published in an Italian atlas ca 1830.

Map gives information from the known magnetic researcher, C. Hansteen. This map shows the magnetic declinations in all areas of the world.

Map has folds to fit book size. Some light browning and smudging along fold lines. Left and right margins have been added. A few small creases and spots.

31 x 50.2 cm ( 12.2 x 19.7 ")

$ 320.00

Order Nr. WORLD MAP 2236


"Der Vulkan-Guertel und die Central-Gruppen des Grossen Oceans." Steel etching after L. von Buch from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855. Original hand outline coloring.

Map shows the volcano ring around the Pacific Ocean.The areas of active volcanos are underlined in orange. Two circled areas show the main goups of volcanos.

Map has overall light age toning. No Side margins.

21.5 x 29 cm ( 8.4 x 11.4 ")

$ 75.00

Order Nr. VOLCANO2250


"Die Vulkanischen Erscheinungen der alten Welt, in und um den Atlantischen Ocean." Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855. Original hand coloring.

This map shows the volcano areas in Europe and and around the Atlantic Ocean.

Map has overall light age toning. No side margins.

21 x 28 cm ( 8.2 x 11 ")

$ 65.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP2251


Die Isothermkurven Der Noerdlichen Halbkugel." Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855. Original hand outline coloring.

This interesting map shows the isothermic lines of the northern hemisphere with the North Pole in the center. At the bottom are the diagrams of the highest mountains and their snow limits. In the lower left is the New World and in the lower right is the Old World.

Diameter of circle: 18.5 cm ( 7.2 ")
Page size: 25.5 x 31 cm ( 10 x 12.2 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. POLAR2221


„Veteris Orbis Climata ex Strabone". Copper etching of a Ptolemaic map initiated by Strabo and most likely published by Christopher Cellarius (1638 - 1707). Ca.1700.

The map, decoratad with a ribbon title and eight winds blowing from all directions, shows the „Old World" in which Strabo defined his assumptions of climatic regions on earth. The map has been carefully and attractively hand colored in recent time.

Map is clean, has wide margins and is in very good condition. Verso no text

30.2 x 44.6 cm (11.9 x 17.6")

$ 620.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP2239


"Windkarte der Erde". Steel etching from the Bilbiographisches Institut zu Hildburghausen, ca 1870. Original hand outline coloring.

This is a map of the major wind directions with detailed graphic explanations at the bottom.

Right margin is a bit narrow. Light browning along upper and lower margin edges. Condition is otherwise Almost Very Good.

19.3 x 25.7 cm ( 7.6 x 10.1 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. WORLD MAP 2192


Vergleichende Uebersicht bekannter Hoehen und Orte der Erde ueber der Meeres-Flaeche.

Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855.

Map diagrams the various mountains from around the world.

Below th image is a list of the mountains with their respective elevations.

Very minor signs of age in margins.

21.5 x 24.5 cm ( 8.4 x 9.6 ")

$ 90.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP249729


"Carte de L'Hemisphere Austral Montant Les Routes Des Navigateurs Les Plus Célebres Par le Capitaine Jacques Cook". Copper etching by Benard from "Voyages de Cook", ca 1780. Modern hand coloring.

This map of the southern hemisphere shows the exploration routes of great voyagers such as Captain Cook, Furneaux, Bouvet, Wallis, Halley and Bouganville. In the four corners is information pertaining to the map.

Map has folds to fit book size. Centerfold has been partially reinforced. Light spotting in margins. General condition is Almost Very Good.

53 x 53 cm ( 20 ")
Diameter: 50.5 cm ( 19.8 ")

$ 1700.00

Order Nr. WORLD MAP 2204


"Karte vom Atlantischen Ocean Zur Uebersicht der Stroemungen und Handelsstrassen der Waerme Verbreitung des Seebodens" Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855.
Map shows the warm currents in the Atlantic Ocean according to Alexander von Humbolt, J. Rennell and other researchers of the time. In the lower left is an inset showing the currants around Cape Horn and Patagonia.

Map has a small repaired worm hole in upper right corner. Vertical centerfold.

21.5 x 27.3 cm ( 8.4 x 10.7 ")

$ 75.00

Order Nr. ATLANTICMAP2241


World Map

"Westliche und Oestliche Halbkugel"

Viewing the world from several aspects. On the left side are two small insets of the Island of St. Paul
in the Idian Ocean. On the right are two small insets of Mount Vesuvius.

Published 1899. Vertical centerfold.

Map has repairs in lower margin on the centerfold.

Map image 38 x 51 cm ( 14.9 x 20 ")

Order Nr. WORLD248845 SOLD


"Welt-Charte in Mercators Projektion 1849" Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855. Original hand outline coloring.

Attractive world map made after the Mercator Projection. Below the Southern Polar Circle is the sketched border Of Antarctica with a few of the early known places there.In the upper left is part of Greenland with Iceland and Spitzbergen.

Very nice clean map.

19.5 x 24.8 cm ( 7.6 x 9.7 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP2263


"Verbreitungsbezirke Der Wichtigsten Kulturgewaechse Nebsts Andeutungen Ueber Den Lauf Der Isotheren Und Isochimenen". Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855.
Original outline coloring around Africa.

The map shows the various weather patterns with the growing areas. On the upper sides of the map are the various plants with their Latin names.

Clean map in good condition.

22 x 27.3 cm ( 8.6 x 10.7 ")

$ 75.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP2260


"Sfera artifiale"

Type of print: Copper etching

Color: Hand colored

Author / Engraver: Anonymous

Origin: Italian

Time: Ca. 1700

Condition: Clean. Lower left has practically invisible repairs.

Image: 14 x 12 cm (ca. 5.5 x 4.7")

$ 130.00

Order Nr. ASTRONOMY238826


"Welt-Charte in Mercators Projektion 1830". Steel engraving from "Geographischen Instituts in Hildburghausen", ca 1840. Modern hand coloring.

Interesting map of a Mercator projection of the world at that time.

Map has wide margins. Minor spotting on map image mostly visible from backside.

17 x 22.7 cm ( 6.7 x 8.9 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. WORLD MAP 2237


"Weltverkehrs-Karte"

World traffic map.

Published in Meyers Kleiner Handatlas. Leipzig, 1892.

Insets: North Sea. Mediterranean Sea. German, British, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portugeese, danish colonies are marked by the use of diverse colors.

Fold-out world map focussing on sea and railroad travel lines. Sea- and ocean travel

Light general age toning. Fold-out map has two vertical folds. One of them has small, insignificant repaired tear. Print very fine.

21 x 40 cm (8.3 x 15.7")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP235665


"Descrittione di tutto'l Mondo Terreno al piv moderno Stile del nostro Tempo" (Shirley 194)

Worldmap by Rumoldo Mercator. Copper etching published in „Geografia cioe Descrittione Universale della Terra" Printed byGio. Battista & Giorgio Galignani Fratelli. Venice, 1598

First edition in Italian language. Edited by Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555-1617)

Shirley writes: Rumold Mercator's double-hemispherical world map has been reengraved in reduced format by Girolamo Porro. It is to the artist's credit that so much detail has been represendted with such fineness and clarity.... This small Mercator-Porro map is a worthwile collector's item, particularly as the larger Mercator world map is becoming increasingly scarse.

Genral age toning. Some traces of age and use, especially on the right side of map and at bottom. There is a repaired tear in lower margin. Lower right margin corner is soiled from turn-page finger prints.

Sheet size: 28 x 19 cm (11 x 7.5")

Map size: 13 x 17.5 cm (5.1 x 6.9")

$ 620.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP235666


" Welt-Karte zur Uebersicht der Meeres-Stroemungen und des Schnellverkehrs" Steel enraving by Herman Berghaus, 1867 for Stieler. Printed in color. Published1871.

Very interesting map showing the ocean currants around the world and the fastest shipping routes of the time. The various ocean currants are named in German. The colors represent the warm and cold ocean currants. Also shown are the coastal ice packs and floating icebergs. The main overland postal routes are shown by red lines and the railroad routes by blue lines.

Map is in very good condition. Vertical centerfold.

34.3 x 38.5 cm ( 13.5 x 15.1 ")

Order Nr. WORLDMAP236450 SOLD


"Weltkarte zur Uebersicht der Luft Stroemungen und der See Wege ". Steel enraving by Herman Berghaus, 1867 for Stieler. Printed in color. Published1871.

Map shows the air currants ( winds ) in all parts of the world. The colored lines represent various sea routes. In the lower left is an inset showing the warmth of the air during the year. In the lower right is an inset showing the rainfall around the world. In the lower area is a ship´s compass.

Map is in good condition except for a small repair on the lower centerfold.

$ 70.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP236472


"Welt-Karte zur Übersicht der Meeres-Stromungen und des Schnellverkehrs". Steel etching after Berghaus for "Stieler's Hand Atlas", dated 1880. Original outline coloring.

This map shows the ocean currents in fine detail and some of the shipping routes of the time. On the lower left side is a global depiction of the South Pole and on the right lower corner the North pole. In the lower center is an inset showing sea temperatures.

Map has a bit of light fraying on lower margin edge near centerfold. Some very light browing on margin edges. Other the condition is Almost Very Good.

33.5 x 38 cm ( 13.1 x 14.9 ")

$ 50.00

Order Nr. WORLD MAP 2189


"Versuch einer Karte zur Uebersicht der Fluthwellen, von dem Rev. W. Whewell, M.A.F.S. in Cambridge.
Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855.
(Map showing tidal waves, Tsunamis)

This ver interesting map shows the various tidal waves - tsunamis according to Rev. Whewell. In the lower right is a detail of Fundy Bay.

No left margin. Light age toning.

21 x 28,5 cm ( 8.2 x 11.2 ")

$ 50.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP235476


"Die oestliche und die westliche Halbkuegel der Erde"
"Breiten und Laengenkreise zur Ortsbestimmung auf der Erde"

Wood engravings 1875. Reverse side is printed ( in German) with more geographical information about the earth.

Minor spot in lower left.

Page size: 28 x 21 cm ( 11 x 8.2 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP239850


"Land Halbkuegel Wasser Halbkuegel"

Wood engravings 1875. Reverse side is printed.

Page size: 28 x 21 cm ( 11 x 8.2 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP239851


Darstellung Der Isodynamischen Linien
nach den Beobachtungen der magnetischen Intensitaet, die in den Jahren 1790 bis 1830
gemacht wurden sind.

Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855.
Original hand outline coloring. Minimal spotting in margins.

Map image: 14 x 23.8 cm ( 5.5 x 9.3 " )

$ 45.00

Order Nr. WORLD235472


Bergketten in Asien und Europa (Mountain chains in Asia and Europe)

Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855.
Original hand outline coloring.Small worm hole in upper right corner.

20.9 x 27.8 cm ( 8.2 x 10.9 ")

$ 65.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP235488


Alexander von Humbolts´s System der Isotherm Kurven, in Mercator´s Projection

Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855.
Original hand outline coloring.

20.3 x 26 cm ( 7.9 x 10.2 ")

$ 65.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP235473


"Weltkarte" (Map of the World) Copper etching by J.N. Champion (Johann Galletti 1750 - 1828). Leipzig, ca. 1820. Hand coloring 20th century.

Except for a tiny repaired hole in margin and a thin paper spot (extreme upper left corner) the condition is Very Good.

Sheet size: 28.7 x 36.7 cm (11.3 x 14.4")

$ 180.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP234613


"Die Isothemkurven der Noerdlichen Halbkugel" Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855.

This map shows the isothemich curves of the northern half of the world. In the lower left are the highest mountains of the New World and in the lower right are the highest mountains of the Old World.

Map has no left margin. Overall light age toning.

21 x 28.5 cm ( 8.2 x 11.2 ")

$ 85.00

Order Nr. POLARMAP235474


"Oro-Hydrographische Erdkarte in Mercators Projektion"

Oro-hydrographic world map

Published in Meyers Kleiner Handatlas. Leipzig, 1892

Light general age toning. A small repaired tear in lower margin. Print in fine condition.

21 x 27.5 cm (8.3 x 10.8")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. WORLD MAP 235671


"Tabula Geographica utriusque Hemisphaerii Terrestris .............". Copper etching by N.F. Sauerbrey, published in Berlin 1760. Original hand coloring.

Map shopws the magnetic fields as studied in 1744. The information at the bottom of the map is Latin.

The map has wide margins. Brown stains in upper corners. Browning on margin edges. Some spotting in margins. Rest of an ink stamp in upper right image. Vertical centerfold. General condition is Better than Good.

31.2 x 36.7 cm ( 12.2 x 14.4 ")

$ 320.00

Order Nr. WORLD MAP 2220


"Die Verbreitung der Menschenrassen nach F. Mueller un O. Peschel"
( the spread of the human races )

Chromolithograph published 1895. The various races are shown with color and name at the bottom of the map.

Vertical centerfold to fit original atlas size. Light overall age toning.

21.5 x 28 cm ( 8.4 x 11 ")

$ 65.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP249026


Welttafel der Edda

Map from German Mythology showing the land in the center surrounded by water named Ising.
From Wägner "Nordisch-Germanische Vorzeit".

Wood engraving in "Orbis Pictus" published by Otto Spamer, 1874.
Backside is printed. Narrow margins.

Diameter: 10.7 cm ( 4.2 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. WORLD 2213


"Mappamondo preso sul Meridiano di Parigi" Steelengraving by Pietro Allodi after design by Filippo Naymiller. Milano, at Francesco Pagnoni, 1870.

Very attractive world map in two hemespheres. Clean and well kept. Pleasant light overall age toning. Lower left corner in margin a bit hardly visibly wrinkly Otherwise excellent condition.

33 x 45 cm (13 x 17.7")

$ 260.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP2240


"Commercial Map of the World". Wood engraving printed in color ca 1900.

Very interesting commercial map showing railroad, steamship, sailing and caravan routes around the world. In the lower right is a key to the various colors on the map. In the lower left is a color key of the commercial routes.

Vertical centerfold. Light browning on margin edges. Reverse side is printed.

27.5 x 44.5 cm ( 10.8 x 17.5 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP2261


"Mappa Hydrographica sistens Inclinationes Magneticas, Anni 1780 constructa a C. Hansteen." Copper etching by Christopher Hansteen (1784-1873), published in an Italian atlas ca 1830.

The famous researcher of magnetic fields, C. Hansteen, shows the magnetic inclinations on this world map.

Map has folds to fit book size. Some light browning on fold lines. Repaired tear in lower margin and on fold line. Small thin area in map image. Left margin has been added. Spotting in margins. Very minor, light spotting in image.

30.8 x 49 cm ( 12.1 x 19.3 ")

$ 340.00

Order Nr. WORLD MAP 2235


"Magnet - Karte Für die in 4 Jahren Beobachteten Werthe Der Declination". Steel etching by Adolph Ermau from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855. Original hand outline coloring.

Map shows various observations of magnetic fields.

Map has some scattered pin-point spotting. Around the margin edges are stains. Hand-written page number in upper right corner in spot. Condition is just Good.

14.2 x 24 cm ( 5.6 x 9.4 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. WORLD 2217


"Die Erforschung des Weltalls"

Wood engraving 1900. This is a facsimile of the title page of "Machina coelestis", 1673.

21 x 12.5 cm ( 8.2 x 4.9 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. WORLD247805


"Geography"

Copper etching from " A Gentleman's Recreation"
by Richard Blome (active 1669-1705). Published in 1678.
Fine modern hand coloring.

Here we have a fine abstraction from what we are used to when looking at world maps. This one is embedded into BlomeÔs idea of "Geography", a playful assembly of bits and pieces relating to measuring the world nearby and as a whole. The two-globe world map in the center shows California as an island, welcomed by collectors of this particularity in map making. At the bottom we find ourselves looking into a globe makerÔs workshop. An interesting and in more than one way special piece!

 

Margins are narrow. Right margin has frayed edge.
Gray spot in lower margin reaching a bit into image.
Small crease in lower margin reaching into image.
General condition is Much Better than Good.

38.2 x 23.2 cm ( 15 x 9.1 ")

$ 420.00

Ordr Nr. WORLD 2208 SOLD

"Carta Ridotta Del Globo Terrestre". Copper etching, anonymous Italian, dated. 1781. Modern hand coloring.

A facinating aspect of this map is that Europe and Asia are shown on the left side. A little bit of Europe and Africa is on the right edge to give a sense of location. In both upper corners is a bit of Greenland. In the upper left is Iceland in green.

Right margin has been added. Folds to fit book size. Light creasing in left margin. On the lower right margin corner are tiny brown spots. Upper margin is narrower. On the backside is brown spotting that is not visible on the fronside. Overall condition is Better than Good.

30.5 x 51.3 cm ( 12 x 20.1 ")

$ 780.00

Order Nr. WORLD MAP 2187


"Carte de L'Ancien Continent". Steel etching by Ambrosie Tardieu for Buffon, 1840. Original outline coloring.

Map shows what was known as the "Ancien Continent". The diagonal line shows the north-south axis of the time from Tartaria to the Cape of Good Hope.

Map has a few light spots in margins. Otherwise Almost Very Good condition.

16.5 x 13.5 cm ( 6.4 x 5.6 ")

$ 80.00

Order Nr. WORLD MAP 2224


"Erdkarte aus der Basler Ausgabe vom 1545 der Geographie des Ptolomaeus"

A very decorative map after Ptolomaeus of Europe and much of Asia..

Published ca 1900. Reverse side is printed.

13.5 x 18 cm ( 5.1 x 7 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP249039


"Hyetographische Karte Der Erde"

Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855.
Map shows rainfall patterns around the earth. Key at the bottom explains rainfall zones.

Very clean map.

20 x 23.8 cm ( 7.8 x 9.3 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. WORLDMAP2249


"Erdkarte des Richard von Haldingham aus dem 13. Jahrhundert"
(
worldmap by Richard von Haldinham of the 13th Century )

Wood engraving published ca 1900. Reverse side is printed.

Map diameter 11 cm ( 4.3 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. WORLD250465


"Mittelalterische phantastische Darstellung des Weltsystems"
( Middle Ages depiction of the world system"

Wood engraving made after an older print. Published 1900. Reverse side is printed.

8.5 x 10.5 cm ( 3.3 x 4.1 ")

Order Nr. WORLD247801SOLD


"Umrisse der Pflanzengeographie". Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855. Original hand coloring.

Map shows the distribution of various plants in the world. At the top of the map are diagrams showing at what height various plants grow in the Andes, Teneriffa, Himalaya, Alps and Pyrenees, and in Lapland.

Right and left margins are very, very narrow. Small crease in lower left margin corner..

20.5 x 28.7 cm ( 8 x 11.3 ")

Order Nr. WORLD 2243.SOLD


"Planisphere"

Steel engraving map by Th. Duvotenay. Published 1840.

Two vertical folds to fit original book size.

18 x 23 cm ( 7 x 9 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. WORLD250585


Upper image: "Erdtafel des Herodot". Lower image: Die erde nach den Anschauungen des Stratothenes". Wood engravings from "Orbis Pictus" by Otto Spamer, 1874.

The upper image shows the world according to the descriptions of Herodot. It reaches as far east as the Indus and shows northern Africa. The lower image is a bit more extensive showing an unpropational large Srilanka (Taprobane) and reaching as far east as the Ganges.

North of Britanien is the island of Thule. On the left are the Kasserides (Zinn Is.) - nowdays the Azores.

Page has overall age browning and spotting in margins. Condition is Good.

Page size: 28.5 x 21.5 cm (11.2 x 8.4 ")

$ 50.00

Order Nr. WORLD2193

Reverse side of page.

Upper image is the earth according the learned of India.
The lower image shows the world according to Kosmas Inditopleaustes.


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