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227 SANSON, N. / MARIETTE, P. Carte generale de L'Empire d'Allemagne et pays circonvoisins. . . Paris, 1642/45-1657. In original o/l colours. Good and dark impression. Left and right margin cut till scale border, as issued. Paper slightly age-toned but generally good. 405 x 557 mm.
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¤ Fine map Central Europe including Germany, Poland, Low countries, Switzerland and Austria. The map was first published by Tavernier and later by Mariette. This edition carries the date 1642 and 1645, with the address of Pierre Mariette.
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 Les Cartes Générales de toutes les parties du Monde. the following year. It was the first folio French produced world atlas.

228 DANET, G. L'Allemagne et ses frontieres comprenant le theatre de la guerre. . . Paris, 1737. In original o/l colours. Printed on heavy paper. Paper agetoned. Repair of some margional tears and tear in lower part center fold. Dark impression. 507 x 732 mm.
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¤ A scarce map of Germany, Poland, The Low Countries, Switzerland, Austria, Northern Italy, etc. showing the Theater of War in the Holy Roman Empire.

229 DE L'ISLE / DEZAUCHE. Carte des Anciens Empires et Grandes Monarchies pour l’Intelligence des Histoires ancienne et Romaine, de Rollin et autres auteurs. . . Paris, An XII, 1804. Original o/l colour. Printed on heavy paper. Good impression. 484 x 637 mm.
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¤ Detailed copper-engraved map of Europe with a inset of the Western hemisphere, with a diameter of 19cm. California depicted as a peninsular.
Uncommon late issue by Dezauche after G.de L'Isle and Buache.
The map is published during the French Revolution and carries the date "An XII" relating to the year 1804.
The map is the companion map of 28663.

Philippe Buache de la Neuville was born in Neuville-en-Pont (France) on 7th February 1700 and studied at the Académie des Sciences, where he won the first prize for architecture in 1721.
He subsequently joined the Ministry of the Navy, where his drafting skills enabled him to concentrate on cartography. In 1729 he became geographer to the king, then geographer in the Académie des Sciences, successor to his former teacher and father-in-law, Guillaume Delisle (1675-1726). He pioneered a new form of theoretical geography and, in 1755, was appointed Professor of Geography.
More than a copyist, Buache was an academic geographer who researched his material thoroughly, relying on the most up-to-date information from voyages of discovery. He was the first geographer to recognize the important concept of the watershed and it was this that led him to make a number of deductions, some correct, some not.
Buache was trained under the geographer Guillaume Delisle, whose daughter he married, and whom he succeeded in the Académie des sciences in 1730. Buache was nominated first geographer of the king in 1729. He established the division of the world by seas and river systems. He believed in a southern continent, an hypothesis which was confirmed by later discoveries. In 1754, he published an "Atlas physique."
His nephew, Jean Nicolas Bauche (born La Neuville-au-Pont, 15 February 1741 and died Paris, 21 November 1825), continued his business and was also a geographer of the king.

230 ARTARIA / ARROWSMITH, A. Nouvelle Carte Géographique et des Postes de l'Europe …/ Neueste Post- und General-Karte von Europa … Vienna, Artaria et Compagnie, 1807. In original o/l colours. Dissected in 16 sheets and backed on blue linen, surrounded by a border of pink silk and with 4 ties to hang on the wall. Very good to mint condition. 1230 x 1420 mm.
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¤ A rare wall map of Europe and its Post Roads based on a map by Arron Arrowsmith. Scale ca. 1:3.800.000. Engraved by Johann Spiegl (the younger)
Title in German, placed in a large decorative cartouche adorned with several allegories (Marine, War, Geography, Arts).
Map of Europe at the time of the Napoleonic wars comprising the Empire of Russia with the Black Sea and Crimea, the Empire of Turkey and the Mediterranean Sea with North Africa.
The map went over a few editions. Published in Vienna, by the cousins Carlo Artaria (1747-1808) and Francesco (1744-1808) who are the founders of the cartographic publishing firm "Artaria & Co." Dörflinger 1988, 391-392.


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