World Charts and Maps

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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.
918Coming Soon!DetailsMallet, Allain Manesson1683
Antique print of the terrestrial globe
Mallet, Allain Manesson
$55.00Mallet--Allain-ManessonAntique-print-of-the-terrestrial-globeCharming antique print of a castle with hundreds of mounted soldiers streaming out towards nearby ships. Set into that background is a view of the globe including the North and South American continents with Europe and Africa. By Allain Mallet, Paris, 1683. <br></br> Published by Mallet in "Description de l'Univers". Allain Mallet (1630-1706) was a French engineer, soldier, and cartographer. He served in the court of King Louis XIV as a techer of mathematics. In addition to "Description de l'Univers" Mallet also published "Les Travaux de Mars ou l'Art de la Guerre".
986Coming Soon!DetailsMallet, Allain Manesson1683
Du Globe Terrestre by Mallet
Mallet, Allain Manesson
$99.00Mallet--Allain-ManessonDu-Globe-Terrestre-by-MalletInteresting illustration of 3 maps from Mallet's "Description de l'Univers" in 5 volumes of Paris, 1683. Figure LXVII . Contains three mapped representations of the known parts of the Eastern Hemisphere (Europe, Asia, and Africa) as envisioned by three cartographers: Mella, Posidonius, and Ptolemy (Ptolomee). French text on verso.
1298Coming Soon!DetailsMallet, Allain Manesson1683
Ancien Continent or Eastern Hemisphere
Mallet, Allain Manesson
$95.00Mallet--Allain-ManessonAncien-Continent-or-Eastern-HemisphereMallet's view of the "Ancien Continent" with its islands, oceans, seas, and gulfs. Striking and highly detailed copper engraved miniature map of the Eastern Hemisphere. A small galleon decorates the map in the "Ocean Meridionale". <br></br> The map shows a large unknown southern Continent. Australia is still in a conjectural form and there is a partial coastline , representing an unknown but pre-supposed land at the South Pole (later Antartica) labeled “Terres Incognues”. Mallet, drawing on geographic knowledge at his time shows an incomplete coastline for Western Australia which is not deemed important enough to even receive a label. Page 225.
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.
429Coming Soon!DetailsSenex, John1786
Celestial Globe
Senex, John
$90.00Senex--JohnCelestial-GlobeSmall delicate copperplate engraving of a John Senex armillary sphere possibly by Guthrie. Senex (1690-1740) was a successful London Fleet-street engraver and globe maker.
1306Coming Soon!DetailsBonne, Rigobert1787
Antique Pre-Antarctica Southern Polar Projection
Bonne, Rigobert
$325.00Bonne--RigobertAntique-Pre-Antarctica-Southern-Polar-ProjectionEarly antique South polar projection covering from the South Pole to the Equator. Produced by Bonne before the dimensions of continental Antarctica were known. This colorful antique map includes Australia (Nouvelle Hollande) and New Guinea. <br></br> Crisply and finely engraved to include mountain ranges and numerous place names with islands given extra coverage. Surrounded by two tables showing the distance corresponding to one degree at different latitudes. Published in Paris in 1787. Plate 23.
1308Coming Soon!DetailsBonne, Rigobert1787
Antique Northern Polar Projection
Bonne, Rigobert
$235.00Bonne--RigobertAntique-Northern-Polar-ProjectionEarly antique North polar projection covering the Northern Hemisphere from the North Pole to the Equator. An attractive copper-plate engraved map produced by Rigobert Bonne and crisply and finely engraved by Andre to include mountain ranges and numerous place names. Surrounded by two tables of climatological data and a view of the "Sphere Parallele." Published in Paris in 1787. Plate 22. <br></br> Rigobert Bonne (1727-1794) was the successor to Jacques Nicolas Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at the Depôt de la Marine. Bonne first came to prominence when he published a number of charts in the Atlas Maritime in 1762, but Bonne is better known for later publications, including the Atlas Encyclopedique, which he collaborated on with Nicholas Desmarest, as well as the maps he produced for Raynal's Atlas de Toutes Les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre.