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MEU 040 Gothia

by on May.20, 2009, under Central & North, Europe

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Gothia

Antique engraved map of Southern Sweden to Stockholm with large, elaborate cartouche of a marching army; more figures at the scale; dedicatory coats of arms and the coats of arms of provinces on the map. One of Blaeu’s most spectacular maps. German Gothic text on verso.   Link letter R.   By Willem Blaeu from an atlas c1640.

 

412 x 525mm

 

Bright original hand colour;Condition very good                    $A1500

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MEU 022 Russie Occidentale et Pologne

by on May.20, 2009, under Europe, Russia

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Russie Occidentale et Pologne

Antique engraved map of E Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia Plate number 23 f’rom Atlas en 65 Feuilles by Brue 1837 original outline hand colour;

 

500 x 362mm

 

Condition excellent                                       $A150

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MEU 021 Poland

by on May.20, 2009, under Central & North, Europe

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Poland

Antique engraved map of Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, part Russia, Ukraine by John Senex from his New General Atlas, 1721 1719

 

468 x 540mm

 

Original outline hand colour; condition good                             SOLD

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MEU 020 Duche de Bourgogne

by on May.20, 2009, under Europe, Mediterranean

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Duche de Bourgogne (2 sheets joined)

Antique engraved map of Burgundy wine-growing region by Guillaume de L’Isle 1709

925 x 645mm

original outline hand colour; condition very good       $A1200

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MEU 019 (Baltic Countries)

by on May.20, 2009, under Central & North, Europe

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Untitled (Baltic Countries)

Antique engraved map of Denmark, S Norway, Sweden and Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania by De L’Isle? c1700. Uncoloured.

 

 480 x 515mm

 

Condition good; repaired tear at base centrefold (C90 conservation tape) and flattening vertical creases                                                                                                                     SOLD

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MEU 012 Groninga Dominium

by on May.20, 2009, under Central & North, Europe

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Groninga Dominium

Fine engraved antique map of the Dutch province of Groningen  By Blaeu, Willem [& Johannes]. c1640.. William Blaeu is the most famous map publisher of the 17th century. Together with his sons, Joan and Cornelis, he was the most prolific exponent of the distinctive Dutch style of map engraving, calligraphy, decoration and colouring. The geography of many of his maps was taken from other mapmakers and some were out of date by the time they were published, but atlases and sheet maps by the Blaeus flooded Europe and set the benchmark for their many competitors and imitators. Original colouring, with silver highlights.

 

380 x 489 mm

 

 Excellent condition                                                      A$750

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MEU 006 Partie Septentrionale de l’Angleterre

by on May.20, 2009, under British Isles, Europe

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Carte réduite des Iles Britanniques , Seconde feuille. Partie Septentrionale de  l’Angleterre

Antique engraved chart and map, showing Northern and Central England and Southernmost Scotland and part of Ireland (sheet 2 of an even larger whole).. Rhumb lines and. soundings and sandbanks in the sea areas. On land counties and larger towns are shown. Decorative cartouche. By Jacques Nicolas Bellin, from his Atlas Hydrographique Français, Paris 1756-65.  Uncoloured. 

 

555 x 853 mm (22 x 34 in).

 

Fine impression in excellent condition.                                                      A$475

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MEU 069 Pascaert van de Westkust van Schotlant

by on Apr.30, 2009, under British Isles, Europe

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Pascaert van de Westkust van Schotlant

 

Antique engraved chart (with the south at the top) of the the Scottish islands of Lewis and St Kilda and part of west coast of Scotland showing depths, shoals and sandbanks; with rhumb lines, compass roses, a ship and two sea monsters. Elaborate cartouche with cartographers with their instruments and a star chart.  By Johannes van Keulen, 1682; map 18 from “De Groote Nieuwe Vermeerderde Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Waereld, Vertoonende in zig alle Zee-Kusten des Aardryks….” Amsterdam, [1712]  

 

500x580mm

 

Fine original hand colour.  Very good condition, slight offsetting.            A$1350

 

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MEU 037 Das Konigsreich Bosnia und die Herzogovina Das Konigsreich Bosnia und die Herzogovina…(in 2 sheets)

by on Apr.30, 2009, under Central & North, Europe

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Antique engraved map of Bosnia, Herzogovina, Dalmatia, and parts of Croatia by Maximilian Schimek; plate numbers 93a & b f’rom an atlas by F A Schraembl, 1788.

 

680 x 520 mm + 680 x 560 mm

 

original outline hand colour; very good condition.  $A1200

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MEU 035 Valance, Catalonien, Languedocq en Provence

by on Apr.23, 2009, under Europe, Mediterranean

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Valance, Catalonien, Languedocq en Provence

Antique Sea chart Mediterranean coast Alicante to Toulon, Balearic Islands; insets of Mahon and Marseille harbours  by J van Keulen the elder plate numberVl f’rom his Zee-fakkel 1683, This editon c1730

 

500 x 590mm

 

full original hand colour; condition very good                                                $A1200 

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