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.
1339Coming Soon!DetailsMentelle and Chanlaire1798
Fine antique map of the Americas
Mentelle and Chanlaire
$290.00Mentelle-and-ChanlaireFine-antique-map-of-the-AmericasBeautifully engraved and hand-colored map of the western hemisphere focused on North America and South America. The combination of the curved map projection and the fine coloring work act synergistically to emphasize the curvature of the earth's surface. The map projection allows the inclusion of Africa and Europe at right, and New Zealand and the Pacific Islands at left. <br></br> The date of "An VI" dates the map to the sixth year of the French Revolution or 1798 in the Gregorian calendar. Interesting bit of land shown north of the Arctic Circle outside the neatline. <br></br> Political subdivisons shown in red. Published from Paris by French cartographers E. Mentelle and Pierre-Giles Chanlaire. Number 155.