¤ Covering Czech Republic and centred on Prague.
This edition carries the date 1654.
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.
¤ Although Komensky's map of Moravia was already known in his time, Coronelli used the obsolete map by Fabricius, with a lot of locations added by the publisher's unchained imagination. The scale is about 1:350 000. The map is a rarity in that it gives the names of localities in several different languages. For example, the Olomouc entry says in seven lines: Olmütz A., Olomoniec Pol., Holomaucz Mor., Olomutium L., Eburum, Episc: sotto l'Arciu di Praga gia Metropoli della Moravia. The Brno entry says: Brin, Brun A., Brno B., Bruna L., Brinnum L., Dichiatata Metrop. della Moravia 1642. Thus the names of towns are given in Latin - L., B. (Bohemian) which is incorrectly listed in the legend as Bulgarian, German - A., Polish - Pol., and, Moravian - M.
The remarkable Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718), encyclopaedist, geographer, inventor and Doctor of Theology, was citizen of the Republic of Venice. He was also one of the most prominent mapmakers and publishers in Europe of his day.
¤ Rare and separately published plan of Prague published by Joan Baptista Nolin with the address à l'enseigne de la Place des Victoires et chez le Sr. Humblot rue St. Jaques a l'enfant jesus. The print shows the French and Austrian positions during the siege of Prague in 1741. The positions are indicated with a colour key. The text in top reads as follows : "Plan de Prague Capital du Royaume de Boheme prise par l'armée de France, de Bavière, et de Saxe, la nuit du 25 au 26 Décemb 1741 ou l'on a marqué exactement les Retranchements que Mrs les Mareschaux de Broglie et de Bellisle ont fait…gravé sur le dessein levée au Camp de prague, tout nouvellement". RARE. With collectors stamp "L.F" in lower left corner.
372 HOMANN, J.-B. Serenissimo Principi ac Domino Domino Friderico Nuremberg, 1780. Limites col. Mouillures. Rousseurs. Marges refaites. Some light discoloration along the center fold, with a light brown spot. Map cut on neatline and contemporarily added margins to fit in a composite atlas. A good and dark impression. 477 x 555 mm. Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°61034 .
¤ Detailed map of eastern Europe, including the towns of Berlin, Breslau, the river Donau from Budapest to Regensburg, with Czech Republic in the center.
¤ Small detailed map of today Czech Republic. From Atlas Portatif Universel, by Robert de Vaugondy. Edited by : "Au dépôt de Géographie, Rue Geoffroy Langevin, N° 328. Se trouve A Paris au Bureau de l'Atlas National, Rue de la Harpe, N° 26. Et chez tous les Marchands de Géographie".
¤ The cartographer of this map was Gerard Mercator. Latin text on verso. The scale of longitude and latitude are coloured alternating with red, blue and pink. The cartouches and decoration are coloured in an artistic way. Very fine and rare with this type of colouring.
¤ Attractive historical map of the area west of the Black Sea, today's Bulgaria, Rumania, etc. Based on the cartography of Nicolas Sanson and published by P.Mariette. With the address of Pierre Mariette: rue St.Jacques a L'Esperance. Engraved by Cordier. 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.
¤ A rare panoramic town-view of the city of Budapest. Engraved by Pierre Aveline (Paris, c.1656 - 23 May 1722). He was also a print-publisher and print-seller. He probably trained with Adam Pérelle and, like him, specialized in topographical representations. He engraved in suites many views of Paris and of provincial, European and African cities, mixing etching and burin. In 1685 he obtained a royal license for ten years, authorizing him to reproduce 'le profil des maisons royales'. Among the 412 items that comprise his œuvre, there are only two portraits and two prints of historical subjects. The print carries the privilege du Roy . With the publishers address of Crepy . Etienne Louis Crepy (c.1700-1759) was active as an engraver and publisher active at rue St.Jacques a StPierre in Paris. He was specializing in maps and geographical prints. In 1731 he acquired the stock of copper plates of topographical content from his father Jean Crepy. Collectors item!. Thieme-B. II, 273 (Aveline).
¤ Three maps on one sheet. The left hand is centered on the eastern part of Austria. The right upper hand map is centered on northern Yugoslavia, and the last map is centered on Dalmatian province. Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) was a cartographer and publisher, who is born and died in Antwerp. Published first modern uniform Atlas, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Atlas of the Whole World). Broecke, Ortelius 143a-b-c: Gröf 1979 & 1992.