World Charts and Maps


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284Antique nautical chart of the entire world by Magini dated 1598DetailsMagini, Giovanni Antonio1598
Descrittione di Tutto'l Mondo, Secondo la prattica de' Marinari
Magini, Giovanni Antonio
1598
LOC:6
$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 include 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.
918Antique print of the globe.DetailsMallet, Allain Manesson1683
Antique print of the terrestrial globe
Mallet, Allain Manesson
1683
LOC:1
$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".
1298Antique copper-engraved miniature map of the Eastern Hemisphere.DetailsMallet, Allain Manesson1683
Ancien Continent or Eastern Hemisphere
Mallet, Allain Manesson
1683
LOC:1
$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.
1060Previouly unrecorded Dutch Golden Age nautical chart of the world.DetailsLoots, Johannes1708
Unrecorded Late Golden Age Dutch Sea Chart of the World
Loots, Johannes
1708
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$95,000.00Loots--JohannesUnrecorded-Late-Golden-Age-Dutch-Sea-Chart-of-the-WorldPreviously unrecorded nautical chart of the entire world by Dutch cartographer Johannes Loots. Not recorded in Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici. Not found online. Not in AMPR. <br></br> Likely the only Dutch late Golden-Age unrecorded world nautical chart to surface in the 21st century. Differs from other sea charts of the period in that Loots places van Diemen's Land much farther east (13 degrees) than the others (Robijn, Roggeveen, Goos, Morden, Keulen, Wit, Doncker, Moxon, Halley) all of whom tend to place van Diemen's Land at the longitude of the west coast of the Cape York Peninsula (de Fer an exception). One possible explanation for the mis-alignment is that Hendrik Doncker never included van Diemen's Land on his charts, and as Doncker's apprentice, Loots was never required to deal with that area. <br></br> Covers the entire world. Loot's newly-discovered chart with title cartouche in four languages (1) Is the only known example of any world chart by Loots. (2) Is of a unique design found in no other world chart. (3) Includes tracks of explorers in the southern passage up to 1708, include le Maire, Schouten, Halley and "Vaisseau St. Louis, 1708" the last, just one year after Loots disolved a partnership with Antoni de Winter and Claas de Vries. (4) Is on Mercator's projection. (5) Shows the “Terre Austral du St. Espirit”. <br></br> From Koeman's biography of Johanne's Loots (1665[6]-1726) we know Loots was born in Amsterdam and is not as is sometimes believed one of the two sons of Anthonie (Theunisz) Jacobsz who named themselves Lootsman to confuse cartographic researchers in future centuries. Loots served an apprenticeship under Hendrick Doncker . <br></br> Contact for price.
1126Antique print of a terrestrial globe and a celestial globe.DetailsLe Rouge, George1760
Terrestrial and celestial globes
Le Rouge, George
1760
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$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".
1124Finely engraved 18th century Ptolemaic armillary sphere.DetailsAnonymous1777
Ptolemaic armillary sphere
Anonymous
1777
LOC:1
$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.
429Engraving of a armillary sphere of John SenexDetailsSenex, John1786
Celestial Globe
Senex, John
1786
LOC:1
$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.
1413Pre-Antarctica Northern Polar projection by R. Bonne.DetailsBonne, Rigobert1787
Antique Northern Polar Projection or Hemisphere Septentrional
Bonne, Rigobert
1787
LOC:9
$180.00Bonne--RigobertAntique-Northern-Polar-Projection-or-Hemisphere-SeptentrionalAttractive North polar projection covering the Northern Hemisphere or "Hemisphere Septentrional" from the North Pole to the Equator. Early French 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.
142319th-Century Map of North AmericaDetailsAnonymous1890
19th-Century Map of North America
Anonymous
1890
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$55.00Anonymous19th-Century-Map-of-North-AmericaTwo 19th-century maps on a single sheet. On recto is a bold, colorful map of North America. On the verso a map of the eastern Hemisphere.
4806 Wilcox and Follet Co's Octovue world map on Pitner's projection.DetailsWilcox and Follett Co.1944
Advertisement for Octovue Map on Pitner's Projection
Wilcox and Follett Co.
1944
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$350.00Wilcox-and-Follett-Co-Advertisement-for-Octovue-Map-on-Pitner-s-ProjectionScarce color brochure from 1944 explains and promotes Wilcox and Follet Co's Octovue map, their <b>New Air Age Educational -- Indispensable! WORLD MAP.</b> All on one single folding sheet printed front and back with 8 pages total in color. Folded size 5" x 8". <br></br> The Octovue map was one of the few maps to use the Pitner map projection. According to this brochure with the Pitner projection: <div class="indenttextblock"> "The globe is divided into eight uniform spherical triangular sections: four North and four South of the equator…. each transposed onto a flat surface. … the first map ever made to transpose the round world onto a flat sheet without distortion or exaggeration of shapes, sizes, and distances." </div> <br></br> Last page details what the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey in <i>Elements of Map Projections</i> consider to be the "Ideal Map" and provides reasoning for consideration of the Octovue map over all others. <br></br> Copyright 1944 by L.E. Pitner. Brochure edited by Harold B. Ward Ph.D. F.R.G.S.