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314Coming Soon!DetailsWagner, Johann Christoph1684
Untitled - Ship firing on attacking sea serpents
Wagner, Johann Christoph
$800.00Wagner--Johann-ChristophUntitled---Ship-firing-on-attacking-sea-serpentsHighly decorative, whimsical, rare antique wood-block nautical engraving of a sailing ship firing at sea monsters on both sides of the vessel. Ship bears an ensign of a forearm bearing a sword. A great chance to have a plate that was first published in Furtenbach's very scarce 1629 classic of naval architecture "Architectura Navalis" . <BR> </BR> Note: Seller has attributed the source as Wagner's "Delineatio Provinciarum Pannoniae et Imperii Turciciin Oriente Eine Grundrichtige Beschreibung deß ganzen Aufgangs", published in Augsburg 1684. "N4" at upper left.
662Coming Soon!DetailsNordenankar, Jan1790
Chart of Northern Gulf of Bothnia ( Botten Wiken )
Nordenankar, Jan
$1,200.00Nordenankar--JanChart-of-Northern-Gulf-of-Bothnia-(-Botten-Wiken-)Scarce antique Swedish nautical sea chart by Nordenankar of the upper portion of the Gulf of Bothnia with portions of the coasts of Sweden and Finland. Includes these noted cities and features: Umea, Skelleftea, Pitea, Lulea, Tornio, (Tornea), Kemi, Oulu (Uleaborg), Brahestad, Jacobstad, and Kokkola ( Gamla Carleby ). <br></br> Produced by Swedish Admiral and cartographer Johan Corvin Nordenankar (1722-1804). Nordenankar, in order to gain major experience at sea early in his career, served in both the English and Maltese navies, participating in a battle between Maltese galleys and an Algerian ship on May 16, 1752. Returning home to Sweden, Nordenankar rose through the ranks of the Swedish navy first as Lieutenant-Commander and later in 1772 served as head of the galley fleet stationed in Stockholm. <br></br> Nordenankar is best known for his work as Director of the sjökarteverket, Sweden's nautical chart department, in the 1780's. During his tenure as Director he led the survey and charting of areas that previously were only poorly documented including the Baltic Sea with the Gulf of Bothnia and Gulf of Finland, the Sound, Kattegat and Skagerrak. These areas had become more important militarily to Sweden with Russia's advances into the region and improvements to the cartography of the area had stalled after intial work by Peter Gedda, Nils Power Crona, and Jonas Hahn. Nordenankar's work leading the renewed charting of the region resulted in the publication of at least 11 charts under his name. (Reference: sok.riksarkivet.se/SBL/Presentation.aspx?id=8198) <br></br> Much hydrographic detail, soundings, and hazards. Left and right portions of the chart contain numerous profile views of the coastline as seen from sea. Engraved by Arkrel. Number 3.
280Coming Soon!DetailsMalham, John1797
A Correct Chart of the Baltic Sea engraved for Malham's Naval Gazetteer
Malham, John
$150.00Malham--JohnA-Correct-Chart-of-the-Baltic-Sea-engraved-for-Malham-s-Naval-GazetteerSmall antique nautical chart showing the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Finland and surrounding coastal areas including Poland, Estonia, and Sweden (then including Finland). From the rare first American edition of Malham's Naval Gazetteer, published by Spotswood and Nancrede in Boston in 1797. Vol 1.<BR> </BR> This sea chart comes from an antique nautical gazetteer or geographical dictionary produced first in England and after 1796 in the United States. Key noted cities include Copenhagen, Stockholm, and St. Petersburg. <BR> </BR> Rev. John Malham was a prolific Yorkshire-born author who produced other diverse works that include "Navigation Made Easy and Familiar", "Twenty-Two Sermons on Doctrinal and Practical Subjects" and "The Scarcity of Wheat considered". Malham died near London in 1807. (Gentleman's Magazine, Vol 102, 1807, p. 568).<BR> </BR> Colophon at end of Volume 1 states that the work is "From the prefs of Samuel Etheridge, No. 9 Newbury Street, Boston, 1797").