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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 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 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 The geography of many of his maps was taken from other mapmakers and some were out of date by the time they were published, but atlases and sheet maps by the Blaeus flooded Europe and set the benchmark for their many competitors and imitators.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 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 034 Eylanden van Fero

by on Apr.23, 2009, under Central & North, Europe

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Eylanden van Fero

 Antique engraved sea chart of the Faroe Islands, Denmark with coastal profiles, rhumb-lines and compass roses, by Gerard van Keulen from  the 6th volume of the “Zee-Fakkel”, 1753.

 510 x 590 mm

 Uncoloured; very good condition. (Folding not as marked as in the photograph)    $A 1200

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MEU 033 Carte d’Hongrie

by on Apr.23, 2009, under Central & North, Europe

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Carte d’Hongrie

Antique engraved map of Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia and European Turkey by J M Hasius from an atlas by Homann’s Heirs c1740.

470 x 590 mm

Full original hand colour; cartouche uncoloured as was the custom for these maps.  Very good condition.    $A 600.

 

 

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MEU 032 Regni Daniae

by on Apr.23, 2009, under Central & North, Europe

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Regni Daniae Nova Tabula

 

Antique engraved map of Denmark, including the islands of Skane and Bornholm,f’rom an atlas by J B Homann of c1720.

478 x 558 mm

Full original hand colour; except for the elaborate cartouche which is left in black and white (as was the fashion when this map was produced.).  Good condition, but laid down on stiff backing (apparently close to time of issue).      $A 450.                             

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MEU 029 Le Danemarc

by on Apr.23, 2009, under Central & North, Europe

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 Le Danemarc

 Antique engraved map of Denmark featuring a bear-hunting scene. Plate number 237 f’rom an atlas by Pierre van der Aa, published in Leiden in c1725.

 

218 x 290 mm

 

Uncoloured; fair condition.         $A 120

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MEU 019 (Baltic Countries)

by on Apr.23, 2009, under Central & North, Europe

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Untitled (Baltic Countries)  probably by Guillaume De L’Isle c1700.

 

 480 x 515 mm

 

Uncoloured. Good condition; tear at the base of the centrefold repaired with conservation tape and flattening vertical creases.       SOLD

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