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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 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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MEU 031 British Possessions in the Mediterranean

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

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British Possessions in the Mediterranean

 

Antique engraved maps of Gibraltar, Corfu, the Ionian Islands and Malta in a decorative border and illustrated with vignettes. By John Rapkin; plate number 27 f’rom the “Illustrated Atlas of the World” by John Tallis originally published in 1851.

 

340 x 250 mm

 

Original hand-colour; good condition, light discolouration along the centre fold from binding glue.                                                   $A 200

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MEU 030 Gallie oder Frankreich’s Beschreibung

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

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Gallie oder Frankreichs Beschreibung

Antique woodcut map of France set in a page of text in German Gothic script, a 3-headed monster on verso. By Sebastian Munster, plate number LXXXVll from his “Cosmographia”, published in Basel in 1555 or later.

 

75 x 135 mm

 

Uncoloured; good condition                      $A 120

 

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MEU 025 Wallachia, Servia, Bulgaria, Rumania

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

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Wallachia, Servia, Bulgaria, Rumania

Antique engraved map of Bulgaria, Serbia and European Turkey; French text on verso (link letters Yy).  By Gerard Mercator from an atlas by Willem Blaeu issued c1640. 

Willem 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 didstinctive Dutch style of map engraving, calligraphy, decoration and colouring.  The geography of many of his maps was taken from other mapmakers (as here) and some were out of date by the time they were published, but atlases and sheet maps by the Blaeus sold all over Europe and set the benchmark for their many competitors and imitators.  

 

385 x 510 mm

 

Original hand-colour; very good condition.                                                  $A 750

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MEU 020 Duche de Bourgogne

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

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Duche de Bourgogne (2 sheets joined)

Antique engraved map of the Burgundy wine-growing region published by Guillaume de Lisle in Paris in 1709.

The Delisle (De L’Isle) family were a major influence in the development of French cartography at the very beginning of the 18th century.  Claude Delisle (1644 – 1720) was a geographer and historian, said to have drawn his first map at the age of 9 who earned early recognition as the “first scientific cartographer” and the foremost geographer of his age. 

 

925 x 645 mm

 

Original outline hand colour; very good condition.     $A 1200

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MEU 059 Dept. de la Corse

by on Apr.21, 2009, under Europe, Mediterranean

 

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 Antique engraved map of Corsica surrounded by illusrations relating to the produce of the island and to Napoleon Bonaparte 19 by Levasseur from c 1860 original outline hand colour;

415 x 285 mm

 Good; minor discoloration of margins extending into printed area. $A200

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