¤ Copperplate printed map of Turkey and including Cyprus from the "Atlas In Hoc Operae Haec Continetur…" printed by Bernardinus Venetus de Vitalibus. The map shows Anatolian peninsula, the Aegean islands and Cyprus which looks quite out of shape. ¤ Includes excellent detail, based upon Ptolemy, including the marginal notes.
According to Skelton "The superiority of the Rome edition was in all respects: fidelity to Ptolemy’s text and quality of both engraving and printing. “The cleanness and precision with which geographical details are drawn; the skill with which the elements of the maps are arranged according to their significance, the sensitive use of the burin in working the plates—these qualities, in strong contrast to the careless design and crude cutting of the Bologna maps, seem to point to the hand of an experienced master,…". ¤
¤ Large, decorative view of the city of Constantinople, with legend across the bottom. It is beautifully engraved with quaint scenes of everyday life, including hunters with their dogs in the near foreground. Across the Golden Horn the various palaces, mosques and principal buildings. Copper engraving, printed from 2 plates and originally mounted, by Matthäus Merian. Signed in the plate: M. Merian fecit. ¤
¤ Fine map of the Near East with Turkey, Palestine and the Crim area. Nicolas Sanson was to bring about the rise of French cartography, although the fierce competition of the Dutch would last until the end of the century. His success was partly owing to the partnership with the publisher Pierre Mariette. In 1644 the latter had purchased the business of Melchior Tavernier, and helped Sanson with financial support in producing the maps. In 1657 Pierre Marriette died, however his son, also named Pierre, co-published the following years.
¤ A finely designed map of Turkey and Cyprus from the great Hondius family of Amsterdam.
205 VISSCHER,N. Tabula nova geographica Natoliae et Asiae minoris.. Amsterdam, 1660. In original colours. Split, 3cm into engraved area, in left hand part of the map, underlaid with strip of paper. Upper part some minor staining. Good condition. 440 x 533 mm. Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°12281 .
¤ A nice map showing the Turkish Empire, including an inset map of kingdom of Alger. Extending from Italy and the Eastern Mediterranean in the west to the Caspian Sea and Persia in the East and from the Ukraine and Hungary in the north to the Gulf of Arabia in the south. Centered on Cyprus, Title cartouche in the upper right-hand corner. With the address : A Paris chez l'auteur sur le quay de l'Orloge proche le Palais, with un updated date "1686".
¤ With the date change to1686, probably published in the last and posthume edition of 1688. Prepared by N.Sanson. Depicting the route from "Caire" to "La Mecque". A uncommon map showing the Turkish Empire, including an inset map of kingdom of Alger. Title cartouche in the upper right-hand corner. With the address : "A Paris chez l'auteur sur le quay de l'Orloge, proche le Palais". - Pastoureau, Duval II D, ; Tibbetts, Arabia in early maps, (131).
¤ Aquatint depicting a woman dancing around a camp fire engraved by D.K. Bonatti, after drawings by C. Bottigella of a family of Turkestan. Plate N° 27. From Giulio Ferrario's work Le Costume Ancien et Moderne ou Histoire du gouvernement, de la milice, de la religion, des arts, sciences et usages de tous les peuples anciens et modernes d'après les monumens de l'antiquité et accompagné de dessins analogues au au sujet par le Docteur Jules Ferrario. Asie IV.me Vol". Published in Milan by the author between 1816 and 1827. This aquatint engraved plate was color printed on fine move paper with additional hand-coloring.
¤ Panoramic view from Scutari with a view of Constantinople in the distance, after a design by Johann Schranz. Published by J. Missiriè.
214 LEBRETON, L. ANGLAIS 1833 Entrée des Dardanelles, L'avant-Garde de l'escadre Anglaise franchit le détroit, Novembre 1853. Paris, Lemercier, c.1860. In original colours. Lithography on tinted grounds finished by hand. Some light marginal discolouration. Good condition. 195 x 276 mm. Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°31039 .
¤ Beautiful lithography of a English ship entering the Dardanelles, or formerly known as the Hellespont in Turkey on November 1853. After a design Louis by Le Breton. Louis LeBreton was a surgeon in the French Navy from 1836-1848. During that period he made several very long expeditions including Dumont d'Urville's second circumnavigation (1837-1840) aboard the Astrolabe.
¤ Lithography on tined grounds with a fine view of Constantinople. John Frederick Wentzel (1807-1869), was a native of Wentzel, a small town in Alsace and was trained as a bookbinder and started selling books before he became a lithographer in 1835. He started printing and selling popular imagery and than moved into his town of birth: Wissembourg, Bas-Rhin, France. His company quickly became a success, producing significant quantities of images distributed throughout Europe, from Warsaw to Dublin. In 1855 Wentzel opens a sales depot in Paris at the printer Nicolas Humbert (65, rue Saint-Jacques in the 5th arrondissement), before buying it in 1865. John Frederick Wentzel dies on July 27, 1869 and his son, Frederick Charles (at Wissembourg) and Charles Frederick (at the Parisian deposit) succeeded him.
¤ Map of Canaan at the times of Abraham and before the conquest by the Children of Israel, with the neighboring regions. Oriented to the east. The shore line runs from Turkey as far as Egypt, and inland from the Mediterranean as far as Babylonia. The shore line of Palestine is most distorted. Shows a big Haifa bay, does not mention either Haifa or Acco, but does mention Mount Carmel. The Mediterranean is connected by a river with the Lake of Tiberias. Many names are in Hebrew lettering also. From Benedictus Arias Montanus' Liber Chanaan… Also in his rare Biblia Polyglotte and based on Marinus Sanudo's map of the Holy Land, of c. 1320. Laor, 45.
¤ A beautifully executed and very rare map of the Promised Land, divided into the 12 Tribes. The shore line runs in north-southwesterly direction from Sidon as far as Pelusium. The Haifa Bay does not appear at all and Haifa, not mentioned by name, just out into the sea. The Carmel Mountain reaches as far as the Lake of Tiberias. In the south, the Sinai, shown as a mountainous region, is crossed by the way of the Wandering of the Jews from Ramesses in Egypt through the Red Sea until they reach the Promised Land. In the Mediterranean Sea there are three vessels with full-blow sails, on one of them appears the escutcheon of Michael Aitsingers and his name. With a dedication at the right : Michaelis Aitsingeri Austriaci, ad Terra promissionis ... Published by Jacob Honervogt (c.1590-c.1663) who was a native of Cologne and worked from 1608 as an engraver in Paris. After 1654 he worked with Gérard Jollain. ¤ Laor, 28.
¤ A famous wood block map of the Near East, including Cyprus, Palestine, Iran and Irak, etc. From his "Cosmographia", that great compendium of Renaissance knowledge. In 1588 new woodcuts were prepared for the Cosmographia. These had finer lines than the former ones. An exciting map. With letterpress title in German in top and text on verso of map. - Laor, 531.
¤ This is the most "modern" of Ortelius' maps of the Holy Land. It focuses specifically on the Holy Land and is oriented with east of the top. Ortelius used as a model the wall map of Peter Laicksteen who had actually visited the Holy Land in 1566. However, Ortelius introduced several revisions to the original. (See Nebenzahl.) In addition to two elaborate cartouches, the map is decorated with a dramatic vignette of Jonah plunging from a ship into the mouth of the whale. - Laor 543; Nebenzahl, Mapping of the Holy L.pp.86-7
¤ Map of Canaan at the times of Abraham and before the conquest by the Children of Israel, with the neighboring regions. Oriented to the east. The shore line runs from Turkey as far as Egypt, and inland from the Mediterranean as far as Babylonia. The shore line of Palestine is most distorted. Shows a big Haifa bay, does not mention either Haifa or Acco, but does mention Mount Carmel. The Mediterranean is connected by a river with the Lake of Tiberias. Many names are in Hebrew lettering also.
From Benedictus Arias Montanus' Antiquitatum Iudicarum Libri IX. In quis, praeter Iudaeae, also in Liber Chanaan, and his rare Biblia Polyglotte. Laor, 45.
¤ Two engravings on one sheet. In top the walls and in bottom the structure of the tabernacle itself. The gate (on the right) leads you in the outer court to the Brazen Altar behind which we find the Laver before entering the Holy place comprised of : the Table of Shrewbread, the Candlestick, leading to the Holy of Hollies : the Golden Altar and the Ark of the Covenant. The Tabernacle is known in Hebrew as the "Dwelling Place". It was a portable dwelling place for the divine presence from the time of the Hebrew Exodus from Egypt through the conquering of the land of Canaan. Its elements were made part of the final Temple in Jerusalem about the 10th century BC.The Tabernacle was a small tent which contained the most holy writings of the ancient Jews and which they took with them when they were travelling. From an uncommon edition of Kerckelycke Historie van Neder-Landt which was a Dutch text edition of Agostino Torniello's Annales Sacri et Profani by Heribertus Rosweydus (1569, Utrecht - † 1629, Antwerp).
¤ Orientated west to the top. The decoration is inspired by the Old Testament. Moses stands to the left of the cartouche, Aaron to the right; in the Mediterranean a giant sea monster waits to swallow Jonah; and the course of the Exodus twists through the Sinai.
¤ Superb map of the Holy Land, after Adrichom, with north oriented to the left. It is finely engraved with numerous biblical scenes including the Exodus, the wandering of the Children of Israel, and several battle scenes. A floral and fruit garland is draped across the top, symbolising the land of plenty. It is further decorated with two putti holding up a banner containing a Latin verse, figures of Moses with the Ten Commandments and Aaron dressed in the priestly vestments, Jonah and the whale, and a strapwork distance scale. Latin text on verso. - Loar, 23.
¤ Very attractive map, showing the location of Paradise. Two vignettes depict the Temptation of Adam and Eve, and their Expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Nicolaes Visscher was one of the sons of Claes Jansz Visscher who also made maps for the Bibles printed in Holland. Around 1650 the plates were worn down, so Nicolaes made new ones and there is a distinct difference between father and son: Nicolaes' maps are more refined and for the first time putti are appearing on biblical maps!
¤ Taken from a very rare travel book by Anthonius Gonsales, "Hierusalemsche Reyse". The book describes his pilgrimage from Antwerp to Jerusalem and back. Giving a detailed illustrated account of the holy places, Egypt, Syria and indigenous flora and fauna. Only a few copies of the book are known.
Beautiful view of Turckschemoniken die onder den goddelycken. . .On the below an explicative cartouche. Tiele 394. Tobler p. 109. Röhricht p. 270 - 1. Riant n° 1551. Schur n° 234. Saulcy n° 178
¤ A beautifully engraved map of the ancient land of Canaan which roughly corresponds to present-day Israel. Cherubs hold up a draped cloth of key symbols, also a scale panel in the sea area and below are panels showing scenes from the life of Christ either side of an ornate title cartouche. The figures and decorations are painted in a somewhat impressionistic way. Varnish is used for the dark shadow areas to highlight the colours. Clearly from an show-piece bible produced for a wealthy merchant or nobleman. - Poortman, Kaarten in Bijbels, G1.5.
228 LA RUE, Philippe de / FER, N. de. / DANET. Descriptio acurata Terrae Promissae per sortes XII.. Paris 1720. In original o/l colours. Traces of humidity on top, along the title. 2 faint brown spots in the lower left corner, affecting the text. Worm holes in the lower right corner, affecting the border frame. Short margins. 475 x 362 mm. Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°22870 .
¤ Rare map of the Promised Land by Phil de la Rue and updated by De Fer. Presents a decorative compass rose and some explicatory text at the bottom.
¤ A very fine map of Syria, Palestine, and the island of Cyprus with part of the surrounding countries, prepared for the understanding of the history of the Crusades by Guillaume Delisle in 1726. Very nice title cartouche on the lower right-hand corner. Published by Joseph-Nicolas De l' Isle (or Delisle) (1688-1768), astronomer, geographer of the Marine and professor at the 'Académie Royale des Sciences'. Joseph-Nicolas used the information gathered by his brother. With the address of the co-publisher Delamarche. RARE. Laor, 246
231 LATTRÉ/ DE L'ISLE,G. Terrae Sanctae Tabula è Scripturae Sacrae.. Paris ca 1783. In attractive original body colours. Printed on heavy paper. Good impression. 1st map: symmetrical brown spots in the lower corners. 2nd map: some discolouration along centerfold. Minor marginal spots. 685 x 492 mm. Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°24283 .
¤ Map of the Holy Land on both sides of the Jordan, divided among the Tribes and according to the division into provinces at the Roman time. The shore line runs from Sidon as far as Gaza. Ornated with a decorative title cartouche. Boundaries outlined in hand colour. A posthumous work of Guillaume de L'Isle, edited by the author's brother.
¤ Large map of Yemen from "Allgemeiner grosser Atlas" published by P. J. Schalbacher - 1786-1800. Based on the observations of the Danish explorer Carsten Niebuhr and shows the eastern shore of the Red Sea just to the north of Jizan. Numerous towns, cities, and Wadis are shown interlaced in the dense hachuring to suggest topography. The Red Sea is filled with three compass roses, fleur-de-lis and rhumb lines. In the lower left an index gives latitude and longitude for the major cities. At upper right is an elaborate title cartouche with three distance scales below.
¤ Fine map of Palestine devided amoung the tribes onboth sides of the Jordan and according to the Roman provinces. The shore line runs from Beirut to the rivers of Egypt. Prepared by G.de l'Isle and published by Phil. Dezauche. In upper left corner inset plan of "Jerusalem Ancienne et Moderne". A first state of 2, second state with date 1831. - Laor, 250 (First state.
234 DE LAPORTE, L'Abbé. Carte des Régions et Lieux dont il est parlé dans le Nouveau Testament . . . Paris, Prudhomme, Levrault, Debray, 1806. In original o/l colours. Some very light foxing upper margin. Left margin cut short. Else in very good condition. 175 x 222 mm. Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°26953 .
¤ Map of the regions and sites mentioned in the New Testament with inset maps of the Holy Land and a plan of Jerusalem, from Atlas moderne portatif composé de vingt-huit cartes sur toutes les parties du globe terrestre .. A l'usage des Colléges, des Pensions & des Maisons Religieuses, etc.. First published as Atlas Moderne ou Collection de Cartes in 1777, it was intended primarily for "la jeunesse des Colléges & des Pensions, des Maisons Religieuses, & toutes les personnes qui étudient ou enseignent la géographie," and the foreword, after noting the success of the first edition, says it has been improved with this clientele in mind. It went through at least six editions before the end of the century and at least three in the nineteenth century. Many of the plates were revised during publication.
¤ A dramatic woodcut that synopsizes the six destruction's of Jerusalem (255x528mm) and on verso a illustration of a punishment (140x222mm.) One of the earliest obtainable view of this period. Two pages from the richest illustrated Incunable, the famous: Nuremberg Chronicle , published the year that Columbus returned to Europe after discovering America. The view shows the destruction of Jerusalem. Major points in the city are identified with Latin notations. Of interest, in the upper left of the image are two figures on a mountain top. One figure appears to be Christ: the other figure appears to be the Devil with horns drawn by a contemporary hand and also with a Latin inscription. Above the view are some twenty lines of Latin text. The verso shows various kings and prophets with descriptive text. The woodblock cutters were Michael Wolgemut, the well-known teacher of Albrecht Dürer, and his stepson Wilhelm Pleydenwurff. Wohlgemut was Albrecht Dürer's tutor between 1486-90 and recent scholarship has shown, Albrecht Dürer may also have collaborated, since some of the cuts bear a remarkably close resemblance to the Apocalypse illustrations. The printing was carried out under the supervision of the great scholar-printer Anton Koberger, whose printing were famous throughout Europe. A opportunity to acquire a 15th-century book illustration by named artists.!
¤ Fine early map of Arabian peninsula, being one of the earliest modern maps of the region. Girolamo Ruscelli first published the map in his "La Geographi di Claudio Tolomeo" (Venice, 1561), with the present example being from the 1598 edition of the work. In 1574 a new plate was used which lasted until the final edition of 1599. In this final edition the plate includes a sea monster. While the earlier editions appear on the market with some frequency, this final edition is much scarcer than its predecessors.
¤ Very fine miniature map including the Red Sea, Yemen, east coast of the Arabian peninsula. One of the early maps to focus on this area. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius. - Miniature Antique Maps' by Geoffrey King.
¤ Uncommon issue of this very nice map of the Arabian peninsula. Depicted is Saudi Arabia, Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. With French text in title cartouche and an additional title in Dutch underneath the map. From Atlas Portatif pour servir a l'intelligence de l'Histoire Philosophique et Politique des etablissements et du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes. With French text in title cartouche and an additional title in Dutch underneath the map. RARE.
¤ Two map sheets of Arabia. N° 77 Covers part of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel. Shows explorer's sea routes. N°. 91 Arabie Heureuse, covers part of southern Saudi Arabia. Includes lengthy text panel "Note sur l'Arabie. Pour la suite voyez la carte no. 101. (Redigee par A. Delavault)."
From his famous Atlas Universel . This atlas was one of the most remarkable world atlases ever produced, anticipating the International Map of the World and being the first atlas to show the entire land mass of the world on a uniform scale. Supported by the fortune of his parents and assisted by his brother, Jean-François, Vandermaelen built a spacious geographical Institute in 1829, in which he installed a map-drawing section, a library and a museum. He published one of the most remarkable world atlases ever made: a world atlas with ca.400 maps on a uniform scale of ca. 1:1,6 million. This work, which appeared in 1827, was far ahead of its time but its appearance could only be justified by the unparalleled zeal of its author. This atlas was also the first to be made totally with lithography, carried out by Henri Ode, who applied a new technique, especially designed for the Atlas Universel. Koeman: Vdm 1. Phillips 749, Sabin 43762.
¤ On recto an early representation of a palm tree (73x47 mm). On verso a representation of the city of Mecca (59x63 mm). From a French text edition of his "Cosmographia", that great compendium of Renaissance knowledge. With contemp. Annotation in brown ink. In 1575 Sebastian Münster's "Cosmographia" was translated into French and published in Paris by François de Belle-Forest.
241 WALDSEEMULLER. Quinta Asie Tabvla. Strasbourg, J. Schott, 1513. Beau col. d'époque. Carte gravée sur bois. Magnifique exemplaire en coloris d'époque. - Repair of a small tear in upper tight hand margin, for the rest in mint condition. 365 x 535 mm. Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°62136 .
¤ De 1507 à 1513, Waldseemuller travaille avec son ami Mathias Ringman (1482-1522) à la nouvelle édition latine de la Geographia de Ptolémée, sous le patronage de René II duc de Lorraine. Tandis que Ringmann corrige les textes de l'édition de Ptolémée, Waldseemüller s'occupe des cartes correspondantes et les complète de 20 cartes modernes. Cet ouvrage peut être considéré comme le premier atlas moderne.
¤ Detailed map of Persia embellished with a title cartouche featuring the French crown and coat of arms. Prepared by one of the major key figures in the development of French cartography, Guillaume Delisle. Ornamental title cartouche on the upper right corner. Engraved by P.Starckman. Reissued by Ph. Buache in 1745.