Scarce map of Greece with Stunning Original Colour.
Valk, Gerardium & Leonardum Greece and the Archipelago. "Graecia et Archipelago, divisus in singulares Regiones Macedoniae, Albaniae, Epiri, Thessaliae, Achaiae et Morea; quibus accedunt Insulae Candia, Corcyra, Cephalonia ,Zcintho, Stalimene, Metelino, Chios etc." Amsterdam Valk, Gerard and Leonard c1702
Copper engraved map of Greece and the Archipelago by Gerard and Leonard Valk. Original full wash colour; verso blank. The map first appeared in Schenk and Valk's "Atlantis Sylloge Compendiosa," c.1702; it shows the whole Greek peninsular and the Aegean with the coast of Asia Minor and the adjoining countries to the North. The territories of Greece and Albania, Macedonia and the Islands with full wash colour. Major towns heightened with red. Good dark impression with bright original full wash colour; occasional offset of colour; two old ink numbers to blank margins. The maps of Schenk and Valk are famous for their full wash colour, however often the pigments, particularly in the greens deteriorated leading to browning and eventually causing the paper to crack, for this reason it is unusual to see such bright original colour.
Zacharakis: 3609/2342; Koeman III, p138, Map no 36. 600 by 496mm (23½ by 19½ inches). €1000
Scarce map of Bulgaria And Romania, the Balkans with Stunning Original Colour.
Valk, Gerardium & Leonardum. Bulgaria & Romania. "Bulgaria et Romania, divisa in singulares Saniac atus Silistriam, Nicopolin, Bordinum, Sardiam, Bysantium, Kirkeliam et Gallipolin, una cum finitimis Regionibus Valachia, Servia etc.." Amsterdam. Valk, Gerard and Leonard. c1702
Copper engraved map of the Balkans, Bulgaria & Romania by Gerard and Leonard Valk. Original full wash colour; verso blank. The map first appeared in Schenk and Valk's "Atlantis Sylloge Compendiosa," c.1702. The map focuses on the countries of Bulgaria & Romania but also shows part of the neighbouring countries; towns heightened in red, including Thessaloniki. Good dark impression with bright original full wash colour; light toning at centre fold from glue of guard; short tear at right centre fold just entering printed area and another just below, both repaired with archival tape to verso; old ink numberto corner & verso. The maps of Schenk and Valk are famous for their full wash colour, however often the pigments, particularly in the greens deteriorated leading to browning and eventually causing the paper to crack, for this reason it is unusual to see such bright original colour.
Koeman III, p138, Map no 24. 597 by 491mm (23½ by 19¼ inches). €500
Visscher, Nicolaes The Archipelago, Greece. "Exactissima totius Arhipelagi nec non Græciæ Tabula in qua omnes subjacentes Regiones et Insulæ distincte ostennduntur per Nicolaum Vissche Amstelo- Batm.r" Amsterdam Visscher, Nicolaes , "in de Visscher, Klaverstraat" circa 1680
Copper engraved map of Greece and the Archipelago by Nicolaes Visscher. Original full wash colour; verso blank. The map shows the peninsular of Greece with the islands of the Archipelago in the Aegean sea; part of Asia minor to the right. Decorative title cartouche, surmounted by the god Apollo [ original colour]; engraved texts beside many of the islands highlighting important towns and sites Good impression; light even toning; some foxing and damp staining mainly to to blank margins; short centre fold split at upper margin, old repair to verso; light stain at upper centre fold; short split at lower centre fold [repaired].
Zacharakis 3627/2350. 475 by 570mm (18¾ by 22½ inches). €800
Visscher, Nicolaes. The Black Sea and channel of Constantinople. "Nouvel carte de la Mer Noire et du Canal de Constantinople...." Amsterdam. Visscher, Nicolaes , "in de Visscher, Klaverstraat". circa 1680
Copper engraved map of the Black sea, Crimea with inset map of the Dardenells and constantinople by Nicolaes Visscher. Original full wash colour; verso blank. The map shows the black sea with crimea with an inset map to upper right of the Dardenells and Constantinople. Dark impression; bright original full wash colour, old ink number to upper right corner and light brown spots to edge of upper margin
Zacharakis 3636/2358 485 by 577mm (19 by 22¾ inches). €650
Visscher, Nicolaes. The Island of Martinique. "Insula Matanino Vulgo Martinico in lucem edita per Nicolaum Visscher" Amsterdam Visscher, Nicolaes , 1657
Copper engraved map ofthe island of Martinique by Nicolaes Visscher. Black & white; verso blank. The large mapshows the island of Martinique, during the conquest of the island by the French. North on the compass rose errs by 45° East. In 1635 the Compagnie des Îles de l'Amérique sent nearly a hundred settlers from St Kitts to Martinique, where they built Fort St Pierre. On the map the island is divided in two with Demeure de Francois to the north and west, and Demeure de Sauvages (the indigenous Caribs) over the rest of the island. The map does not mention Fort St Louis, a second fort built by the French in 1638. The Caribs were exterminated or exiled by 1660. On 15 September 1635, Pierre Belain d'Esnambuc, French governor of the island of St. Kitts, landed in the harbour of St. Pierre with 150 French settlers after being driven off St. Kitts by the English. D'Esnambuc claimed Martinique for the French King Louis XIII and the French Compagnie des Îles de l'Amérique, establishing the first European settlement at Fort Saint-Pierre (now St. Pierre). In 1636, the indigenous Caribs rose against the settlers to drive them off the island in the first of many skirmishes. The French successfully repelled the natives and forced them to retreat to the eastern part of the island, on the Caravelle Peninsula in the region then known as the Capesterre. When the Carib revolted against French rule in 1658, the Governor Charles Houel de Petit-Pré retaliated with war against them. Many were killed; those who survived were taken captive and expelled from the island. Some Carib had fled to Dominica or St. Vincent, where the French agreed to leave them at peace. Decorative title cartouche to lower left. Good impression; light even toning; short tesr to right margin entering image [approx.40mm]with old repair to verso and similar tear to left margin; short split at lower centre fold [repaired];short tear to upper blank margin. repaired to verso; light creases.
463 by 570mm (18¼ by 22½ inches). €400
An Allegorical Depiction of Asia as a Beautiful Lady.
Vve. Turgis. Asia."Asie Asia" Paris lith. de Turgis ; Casse freres a St. Gaudens. c1840
Black & white lithograph depicting Asia as a beautiful lady by Vve Turgis, The illustration shows Asia as a beautiful lady dressed in fine silks with an ornate head dress; she is surrounded by roses against a landscape including a ruined castle and palm tree; below is a framed vignette of the same lady and a man in Eastern attire upon a terrace. Clear dark impression; some light creasing to surround.
380 by 275mm (15 by 10¾ inches). €150
Weigel Christoph The World."Planiglobium Terrestre Minus, in hanc forman reductam a Iohanne Bapt Homanno Geogr..." Noribergæ/Nuremberg Weigel Christoph 1718-20
Copper engraved double hemisphere world map by Christoph Weigel after Johann Bapt Homann. Original colour. verso blank. The map is from the " Atlas Manualis Scholasticus et Itinerarius " and is a reduced version after Homans early world map with California as an island. Insets of polar projections, where Homann has celestials, the vignettes surrounding the map including the winds in the upper half and the landscapes below are the same as in Homann's map. Dark impression; light toning to edges of blank margins; centrefold split ,repaired at lower margin ;slight printers crease close to lower centerfold.
284 by 355mm (11¼ by 14 inches). €1800
Wit, Frederick de India & The East Indies "Tabula Indiæ Orientalis.". Amsterdam. Fredericum de Wit 1680?
Copper engraved map of India and South east Asia by Frederick de Wit from his " Atlas Maior". Original outline colour; verso blank. The map shows the area from Persia with the subcontinent of India extending to the East Indies with the islands of Indonesia and the Philippines, part of the coast of China, the interior obscured by the title cartouche: the Northern coast of Australia to lower right corner Good impression; light toning to extreme edges; centrefold splits top [40 mm] and bottom [130 mm] with old repair to verso; paperfault? repaired near lower centrefold; 3 short tears to lower edge, repaired with archival tape to verso; old ink numbers to verso.
Koeman III: Wit 8 /73. 460 by 568mm (18 by 22¼ inches). €1000
Wit, Frederick de Tartary and the Major part of the Kingdom of China "Tabula Tartariæ et Majoris partis Regni Chinæ". Amsterdam. Fredericum de Wit 1680?
Copper engraved map of Tartary by Fredeick de Wit from his " Atlas Maior". Original outline colour; verso blank. The map shows North Eastern Asia from the Caspian sea to the Pacific. In the South the area covering the modern countries of Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan across Northern India and Bangladesh to China, Taiwan and Japan; whilst to the North, parts of Russia, Kazakstan across to Mongolia and Manchuria. The Great wall of China is clearly shown. Korea is cartographically correct as a peninsular but Sakhalin Island is missing or is included in the sketchy outlines of Yedso shown according to the voyages of De Vries. [Ezo, Yezo or Yeso is a Japanese name which historically referred to the lands to the north of Japan. It was used in various senses, sometimes meaning the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, and sometimes meaning lands and waters further north in the Sea of Okhotsk, like Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands.] Good impression; light toning to extreme edges; tiny hole to centre of centrefold; old strengthening to verso of centrefold and old ink numbers.
Koeman III: Wit 8 /72 444 by 552mm (17½ by 21¾ inches). €600
Wit, Frederick de Asia accurate and recently emended. "Accuratissima totius Asiæ Tabula Recens Emendata.". Amsterdam. Fredericum de Wit 1680?
Copper engraved map of Asia by Fredeick de Wit from his " Atlas Maior". Original full wash colour; verso blank. The map shows the continent of Asia from Constantinople to Japan , with part of Australia, " Hollandia Nova ." In the upper right corner outline of part of the coast of Hokkado. Large decorative vignette surrounding title with merchants and a camel; ships to sea. Good impression; light dampstaining to side edges just entering plate; short centrefold split [40mm] at lower margin, with old repair to verso; old ink number to verso.
Koeman III: Wit 3 /4. 495 by 583mm (19½ by 23 inches). €1200