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660Coming Soon!DetailsTassin, Christophe Nicholas1634
Cartes Generale et Particulieres de toutes le costes de France
Tassin, Christophe Nicholas
1634
$475.00Tassin--Christophe-NicholasCartes-Generale-et-Particulieres-de-toutes-le-costes-de-FranceExtraordinary engraved and very scarce 13" x 9" sea-atlas title page by French cartographer Christophe Nicholas Tassin. Contains scrollwork, angels, garlands, and a flat frog-like creature. A beautiful example of 17th century copperplate engraved art. This title page is not from the common series of town views in pocket atlas format published by Tassin. <br></br> This title page is from the earliest sea atlas published in France ( 1634 ) by Christophe Tassin. That atlas of 32 plates depicts hydrographic and topographic details of the French coast. <br></br> See this site for charts in Tassin's rare atlas: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b77100033. <br></br> Attribution at bottom reads: "Par Sieur Tassin Geographe ordinaire de ca Majeste. Par Privilege du Roy." Tassin's background was as a military engineer. Tassin's work contains topographic maps, often of militarily important sites, either sketched on site, composed from firsthand drawings by military engineers, or sometimes borrowed from other mapmakers. Additionally, Christophe Tassin also published several small sized atlases with profiles of French towns and maps of the provinces. <br></br> Published in Paris by Chez Melchior Tavernier, en l’isle du Palais, vis à vis la quay de la Megisserie.
999Coming Soon!DetailsTassin, Christophe Nicholas1636
Antique title page for Dauphiné province in France
Tassin, Christophe Nicholas
1636
$95.00Tassin--Christophe-NicholasAntique-title-page-for-Dauphiné-province-in-FranceExtremely decorative hand-colored, engraved sectional title page for Tassin's small atlas of French towns. This example is for the chapter containing the province of Dauphiné, in southeastern France. This title page with its scrollwork cartouche is topped with a whimical insect head. A fine example of 17th century engraving craftsmanship and artistry. <br></br> Published in the small-sized atlas "Les Plans et profils de toutes les principales villes et lieux considerables de France" by Christophe Nicholas Tassin (d. 1660) . Tassin's background was as a military engineer, and he is best known for his nautical atlas of 30 sheets, dedicated to Richelieu, documenting France's coastline. Tassin's work contains topographic maps, often of militarily important sites, either sketched on site, composed from firsthand drawings by military engineers, or sometimes borrowed from other mapmakers.
102Coming Soon!DetailsMorisot, C.B.1643
Title Page Orbis Maritimi
Morisot, C.B.
1643
$260.00Morisot--C-B-Title-Page-Orbis-MaritimiDecorative antique title page from the first comprehensive work on maritime history by Morisot. Adorned with sea shells, anchors, and implements of war. First and only edition.
469Coming Soon!Detailsvan Campen, Jacob1661
Architecture Title Page
van Campen, Jacob
1661
$275.00van-Campen--JacobArchitecture-Title-PageBeautifully engraved title page to a volume of architectural drawings of the Amsterdam state house by artist Jacob Vennekool. The town hall was built by Jacob van Campen from 1648-55. The title page is adorned with putti playing trumpets and with symbols reflecting the importance of navigation and sea exploration to Amsterdam: ships, anchor, cannon, and three backstaffs, as well as two nude figures representing New World natives. Less than 50 years earlier, in 1614 the Dutch had founded a trading post in lower Manhattan that would later be call 'New Amsterdam'. <BR> </BR> This page was published by Frederick de Widt (de Wit) in Amsterdam ca. 1661. Wit, a printer, publisher, and map seller, is well known today for the atlases and charts he published from Amsterdam in the mid to late 17th century.
920Coming Soon!DetailsVianen, Jan van1698
Title Page from Claudii Ptolemaei Tabulae Geographicae…
Vianen, Jan van
1698
$250.00Vianen--Jan-vanTitle-Page-from-Claudii-Ptolemaei-Tabulae-Geographicae…Antique engraved print. Beautiful copperplate engraved title page from Claudii Ptolemaei Tabulae Geographicae Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti, engraved by Jan van Vianen. Published by François Halma & Willem van den Water, Utrecht & Leonard Strick, Franeker, in 1698.
1137Coming Soon!DetailsHenri Sbonski de Passebon1720
Rare title page from de Passebon's engravings of nautical architecture
Henri Sbonski de Passebon
1720
$550.00Henri-Sbonski-de-PassebonRare-title-page-from-de-Passebon-s-engravings-of-nautical-architectureStunningly beautiful hand-colored engraved title page from Henri Sbonski de Passebon's ca. 1720 <a href=" https://www.rarecharts.com/SbonskiPassebonBackground.aspx" target="_blank">atlas of Mediterranean naval architecture</a>. <br></br> Engraved by Simonneau, drawn by Berey.
216Coming Soon!DetailsMichelot and Bremond1730
Title Page - Recueil de Plusieurs Plans des Ports et Rades
Michelot and Bremond
1730
$475.00Michelot-and-BremondTitle-Page---Recueil-de-Plusieurs-Plans-des-Ports-et-RadesTitle page to "Recueil de Plusieurs Plans des Ports et Rades de la Mer Mediterranee", <a rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx">Henry Michelot and Laurens Bremond's</a> quarto-sized atlas of Mediterranean ports and harbors published between 1727 and 1730. This elaborately engraved title page is very rarely found alone, usually only as one of the 38 plates in a copy of the complete Michelot and Bremond atlas. <BR> </BR> Interesting note is that on the bottom neatline, previously engraved wording has been hastily covered over before printing, with just top and bottom of characters still visible.
1056Coming Soon!DetailsMichelot and Bremond1730
Michelot Title Page - Recueil de Plusieurs Plans des Ports et Rades (2)
Michelot and Bremond
1730
$215.00Michelot-and-BremondMichelot-Title-Page---Recueil-de-Plusieurs-Plans-des-Ports-et-Rades-(2)Title page to "Recueil de Plusieurs Plans des Ports et Rades de la Mer Mediterranee", <a rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx">Henry Michelot and Laurens Bremond's</a> quarto-sized atlas of Mediterranean ports and harbors published between 1727 and 1730. This elaborately engraved title page is very rarely found alone, usually only as one of the 38 plates in a copy of the complete Michelot and Bremond atlas. <BR> </BR> Interesting note is that on the bottom neatline, previously engraved wording has been hastily covered over before printing, with just top and bottom of characters still visible.
470Coming Soon!DetailsDelisle, Guillaume1750
Title Page-Atlante Novissimo
Delisle, Guillaume
1750
$175.00Delisle--GuillaumeTitle-Page-Atlante-NovissimoUndated decorative copperplate title-page from Delisle's Atlas 'Atlante Novissimo'. The atlas was published from Venice, Italy in 1750. As the author's name is spelled 'Guglielmo' we assume this engraving is from an Italian edition of the atlas. Bottom vignette contains a view of St. Marks square in Venice with the Campanile to the left.
445Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1772
Hydrographie Francoise (Title Page)
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1772
$400.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasHydrographie-Francoise-(Title-Page)Gorgeous copperplate re-strike engraving of the title page to Bellin's sea-atlas, the Hydrographie Francoise. With the circular stamp of the Depot de la Marine. Undated. Price One and one-half francs. No. 1. <BR> </BR> We believe the engraving is an early 20th century re-strike from the original copper plate produced at the French Chalcographie du Louvre. La Chalcographie du Louvre is a repository, consisting of more that 13,000 original plates from the Louvre's archives, housed upstairs above the Louvre's Paris galleries . Upon request visitors can have a engraving produced on museum-quality paper from the original plate by a master printer. V.196 <BR> </BR>