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EUROPE


Continent européen


349 MERCATOR, G./ HONDIUS, J. Europa, ad magnae Europae Gerardi Mercatoris. . . Amsterdam, 1628. In original colours. A good and strong impression. In mint condition. The cartouche is highlighted with gold dots ! 382 x 470 mm.
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¤ General map of Europe, as well as Americae Pars, Greenland, Iceland, a Polar landmass, along with the mythical islands of Frisland, Drogeo, and Bradain. A large strapwork title cartouche completes the sheet. French text on verso. Van der Krogt 1000:1A. Karrow, 56/38.1




350 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.




351 SPEED, J./ BASSET, T. / CHISWELL, R. EUROP, and the cheife Cities contayned therin described. . . London, 1627 - 1676. Coloured. Good impression. Repair of split next to lower part center fold, 15cm. into engraved area. Paper browned. 392 x 517 mm.
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¤ A good impression from an early edition of this famous and decorative cartes-a-figures from the first world atlas produced by an Englishman - John Speed’s Prospect Of The Most Famous Parts Of The World.
Full length figures in national costume appear in panels on either side, while the upper border features views, or plans, of London, Paris, Rome, Venice, Constantinople, Prague, Amsterdam and Lisbon.
English text on the reverse describes the continent.
Engraved by Abraham Goos. ¤




352 DESNOS, L.C. / DE MORNAS, B. Suite de L'Histoire de Rome Depuis l'An 3946 jusqu'à 3949. Paris 1762. In original colours. In good condition. Dark impression. 385 x 510 mm.
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¤ Map of ancient Roman Empire. Two distance scales.
Left and right a box with geographical information for Europe.
Prepared by Buy de Mornas, who was a professor of geography and history and published by Louis Charles Desnos, active in Paris at rue St.Jacques.
From : Atlas Méthodique et Elémentaire de Géographie et d'Histoire Dédié a Monsieur Le Président Hénault...
Printed within a very decorative border frame entwined with garlands of leaves and flowers, including surveyors and draughtsmen's tools e.g. triangles, compasses, rulers, telescopes, a map and globe, with a mythological figurehead crowned with leaves in top center, and the address of the publisher.
This edition with remarkable decorative borders found only in the deluxe edition.




353 PEIGNE, V. Europe. Paris 1852. Uncoloured. Good and dark image on sound paper. Professional repair of minor worm hole in the upper central part of the image. Repair of marginal tear in the lower left corner. Good margins. . 397 x 461 mm.
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¤ Fine manuscript map of Europe with relief shown pictorially. Signed by the author in the lower right corner.
Lower left Juillet 1852.




354 MORSE, S.E. Europe. New York, 1855. Original colours. Cerographic map and on verso 3 historical wood-cut engravings. Paper slightly age-toned and marginal spotting. 175 x 210 mm.
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¤ Map of Europe. From Sidney E. Morse's: System of Geography for the use of schools , published by Harper and brothers, 329 Pearl Street, New York.
An 150 years old map with accompanying questions and exerciser relating to the map. Descriptive text on both pages on New York.
The map is an early example of cerography, or wax engraving. Sidney Morse and Samuel Breese invented cerography, which they began using in 1839. Morse tried to keep the process secret, but it became widely used in mapmaking, especially after Rand, McNally used wax engraving in 1872. Wax engraving remained an important map printing technique until the mid-twentieth century. Unlike engraving or lithography, which demanded the laborious drawing of a negative image, cerography allowed the image to be drawn directly the positive image is drawn onto a wax-covered plate that is then used as a mold from which a master printing plate is cast by an electroplating process. Images could be easily cut into the soft wax layer using very little pressure. See Woodward, David, The All-American Map: Wax Engraving and Its Influence on Cartography (Chicago, 1977).




355 LOGEROT, A. Nouvelle carte physique et politique de l'Europe. Les grandes voies de communication. Paris, 1875. In original colours. In very good condition. 656 x 870 mm.
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¤ Very large, highly detailed and uncommon map of the British Isles, with inset map of the world and the Shetland Islands. The map shows according to the title: main interregional routes, rivers, canals and steam boat routes.
Published by Auguste Logerot who was a French publisher active from c. 1839 until 1880. Logerot made use of the works of the well known cartographers Fremin, Dufour, Dyonnet, and Vuillemin. He published map, atlases, folding case maps and jigsaw puzzle maps. He was active at Quai des Augustins 55, Paris. Little else is known of Logerot's life and work.
Prepared by Alexandre Vuillemin (1812-1880) a french cartographer who studied under the prominent Auguste Henri Dufour (1798-1865).
Thre lettering has been engraved by J.Bénard.




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