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284Coming Soon!DetailsMagini, Giovanni Antonio1598
Descrittione di Tutto'l Mondo, Secondo la prattica de' Marinari
Magini, Giovanni Antonio
$850.00Magini--Giovanni-AntonioDescrittione-di-Tutto-l-Mondo--Secondo-la-prattica-de--MarinariExquisitely-engraved small antique chart of the entire world by Tolomeo Magini executed in the style one would find in larger sea charts of the late 16th century, with rhumb lines. At the time the copperplate engraving was made the outlines of the continents were becoming more accurate. This chart reflects those cartographic achievements with the glaring exception of a large southern landmass "Terra Australis Nondum Cognita", which stretches from West to East at the chart bottom. Much finely engraved detail and calligraphy by Porro with stippling throughout all the world's oceans and seas.<BR> </BR> 5" x 7" engraving set in a larger sheet of Italian text measuring 8" x 12". <BR> </BR> Verso contains text descriptions of Caribbean islands with large woodcut capitals. These descriptions incude the islands of Jamaica (L' Isola Iamaica, o di S. Iacomo), Cuba (L' Isole Cuba, o Fernandina) and Canibalori (L'Isole de Canibalori, o de Caribi). Overall a very interesting piece. Chapter 35.
102Coming Soon!DetailsMorisot, C.B.1643
Title Page Orbis Maritimi
Morisot, C.B.
$260.00Morisot--C-B-Title-Page-Orbis-MaritimiDecorative antique title page from the first comprehensive work on maritime history by Charles Barthelemy Morisot (1592-1661) - "Orbis Maritimi siue Rerum". <br></br> This rare engraving is adorned with sea shells, anchors, and implements of war. Petrum Palliot, 1643. First and only edition.
4755Coming Soon!DetailsJansson, Jan1720
Fine pair (2) of antique maps of North Wales and South Wales.
Jansson, Jan
$1,100.00Jansson--JanFine-pair-(2)-of-antique-maps-of-North-Wales-and-South-Wales-Pair of beautiful antique maps of North and South Wales in the United Kingdom ca. 1720. Fine condition. Both maps are filled with charming pictorial topography describing forests, cities, and mountains. Published in Amsterdam by Pieter Schenk and Gerard Valk after Joannes Janssonius (Jan Jansson). <br></br> Locations within Wales include Glamorgan, Carmarthen, Pembroke, Brecon, Cardingan, Radnor in South Wales and Snowdown Hill (Snowdon) in North Wales, the highest mountain in the country. Both maps are adorned with superb engraved aquatic cartouches adorned with putti, coats of arms and sailing ships. Blank verso. Attribution at bottom to Shenk and Valk, Amsterdam, publishers.
1126Coming Soon!DetailsLe Rouge, George1760
Terrestrial and celestial globes
Le Rouge, George
$180.00Le-Rouge--GeorgeTerrestrial-and-celestial-globesAntique old French copper-plate engraving ca. 1748 of two globes: a terrestrial globe and a celestial globe. A celestial globe is a spherical representation of the celestial sphere, showing the apparent positions of the stars and constellations in the sky. The engraving includes additional representations: of the points of the compass, a solar eclipse, lunar eclipse, and the relative sizes of the astronomical bodies. <br></br> From le Rouge's "Atlas Nouveau Portatif à l'usage des militaires et du voyageur" published from Paris. George Le Rouge was a Paris-based engineer and surveyor originally from Germany who had a shop on the Rue Des Grands Augustins. Le Rouge's tireless work earned him the title "Geographe du Roi".
1124Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1777
Ptolemaic armillary sphere
$100.00AnonymousPtolemaic-armillary-sphereFinely engraved Ptolemaic armillary sphere. This early engraving served as the source for a later similar image with celestial and terrestrial globes, published by Citoyen (Citizen) Berthelon in Paris ca. 1799, for the "Nouvelle Edition" of the Atlas Modern Portatif. <br></br> An armillary sphere is a model of objects in the sky consisting of a spherical framework of rings, centered on the Earth or the Sun, that represent lines of celestial longitude and latitude and other astronomically important features such as the ecliptic. As such, the armillary sphere differs from a celestial globe, which is a smooth sphere whose principal purpose is to map the constellations. <br></br> With the Earth at the center, an armillary sphere is known as a Ptolemaic sphere. With the sun at center, it is known as a Copernican sphere.
88Coming Soon!DetailsWilson, Elena1937
The Story of the Blueback Chart
Wilson, Elena
$65.00Wilson--ElenaThe-Story-of-the-Blueback-ChartBooklet contains a brief history and chronology of the old chart publishing firm of Imray as far back as John Seller and John Senex. Self-published complimentary brochure with softcover and string binding. 20 pages plus illustrations.