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  • Miniature Antique Maps – Geoffrey King – Second revised edition 2003

    Miniature Antique Maps – Geoffrey King – Second revised edition 2003

    The definitive reference on miniature antique maps and a special instruction on the development of the decorative map over the centuries.

    A second revised and final edition of Geoffrey Kings work. Published by Tooley Adams & Co, Oxfordshire. Octavo, 223 pages with hundreds of illustrations.

    Starts with a useful forward by London miniature map specialist, Graham Franks, acknowledgments, introduction and bibliography before the detailed chronological guide, attendant notes, and index of names.

    A unique work to the field and a must have for a collector. Unfortunately, copies are hard to come by, particularly this revised edition.

    King – the definitive reference on miniature antique maps.

    $120.00

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  • The Early Maps of Colombia up to 1850 – Kit S. Kapp

    The Early Maps of Colombia up to 1850 – Kit S. Kapp

    The Map Collectors’ Circle publication No 77 by Captain Kit S Kapp published in 1971. Very good condition. T.M. Perry, Australian map expert’s stamp to front cover.

    170 maps identified over 32 pages plus 10 full page plates of prime examples. Very good condition.

    Colombia a country of contrasts, snow-capped mountains, fertile plains and exotic jungles. First colonised by the Spanish in 1538. The subsequent successful looting of Cartagena by Sir Francis Drake created further interest in the region and the mapping thereof. See if you can spot “El Dorado … the Golden One”

    Captain Kit passed away a few years back … he was a much loved member of the map community and a friend of Mick Tooley’s

    Colombia … the original gold maps

    $25.00

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  • Maps of the Canary Islands Published before 1850 – C Broekema

    Maps of the Canary Islands Published before 1850 – C Broekema

    The Map Collectors’ Circle publication published Nos 74 by C. Broekema in 1971. Very good condition with T.M. Perry, Australian map expert’s stamp on the front cover.

    147 maps identified over 24 pages plus 13 plates of prime historical and decorative examples. Very good condition and a hard one to find.

    The Canaries has always held a special place in hearts of travellers and cartographers. Known in antiquity and actively visited by Europeans from the 14thC. Appears on the Medici Portlan map of 1351. On the Hereford Mappamundi it is named “Insulae fortunatae sancti Brandani” … the “Fortunate Isles” moniker dates back to Hesiod, who spoke of the islands where perpetual summer reigned.

    Canary Islands more than just a holiday. Perry’s copy.

    $25.00

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  • The Maps and Prints of Paolo Forlani  –  Woodward – A Newberry Library Production 1990

    The Maps and Prints of Paolo Forlani – Woodward – A Newberry Library Production 1990

    A special item, a descriptive bibliography of the maps and prints of 16th Century Venetian, Paolo Forlani.

    Published as Occasional Publication No 4 of the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Geography – The Newberry Library, Chicago 1990.

    Small quarto scale, perfect bound, 60 pages, clay coloured soft covers. Very good condition.

    The compiler, David Woodward a legendary American cartographic expert.

    The work starts with careful explanations in the Preface and Acknowledgements, then a list of Abbreviations and Explanations before a list of the Illustrations. Followed by 21 full page plates of examples .. some very special, given the unique nature of the items and, their lack of general publication … the globe just beautiful.

    Followed by a full bibliographic description of the known works. Rounded off with a section of references, index of persons identified and connected, and a geographical index for those geographically challenged.

    Special work on Paolo Forlani, one of the premier and most decorative 16thC cartographers

    $30.00

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  • Civil War Maps – A Graphic Index to the Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies.

    Civil War Maps – A Graphic Index to the Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies.

    The very first Occasional Paper issued by The Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, published 1987.

    Quarto, softcover, 68 pages with 55 full page maps following a useful introduction, by David Bosse, and followed by a list of the scales of the maps published. Original maps by the American Map Company Inc. A very good if not fine copy.

    The principal atlas is a monumental piece of work with 1,006 maps and plans, 966 relating to military operations. It is on the whole presented in chronological order an, it is known that readers have found it difficult to research. This Graphic Index was compiled to alleviate these difficulties .. it took six year to complete in itself.

    Seems a hard to find item maybe because of its curiosity or that it was the first of a series of high quality cartographic papers.

    The Maps of the American Civil War Explained – Graphically

    $50.00

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  • Map of the World “Mappmondo” –  Zatta – 1790

    Map of the World “Mappmondo” – Zatta – 1790

    An unusual copper engraved map of the world in two hemispheres by Antonio Zatta published in Venice in 1790.

    Map dimensions … 26cm by 18cm to the plate mark, 28.5cm by 22.5cm to the edge. Fold marks as issued, page edges slightly askew.

    For the date, post Cook, the depiction of Australia is very strange. Fictitious lines connect Western Australia with the south coast of Tasmania and, from there north east and out to the Solomon Islands and back around to New Guinea. The Gulf of Carpentaria is connect to New Guinea. Australia is named N Olanda. Other curiosities include a strangely drawn Japan and an unnamed Company’s Land peeps out from the extreme north east, for those that are familiar with this curiosity.

    The map appears at first rather basic but on closer inspection one can see topographical features, major mountain ranges are depicted and a number of the worlds major river systems. Uncoloured as it should be. Showing some age but a good honest map of some scarcity and peculiarity.

    Little is known about Antonio Zatta (1757-1797). Even his year of birth and death, usually quoted as above are challenged in some sources which suggest 1722-1804 … maybe the shorter period reflects his map making activity. We can see that this map is by him as his signature appears in the engraving bottom right … we cannot help feel the plate is based on another map, of smaller scale, usually attributed to Giovanni Rizzi Zannoni, also active in Venice during the period.

    Price $320.00 unframed

    Distinctive and Scarce 18th Century World Map with Curiosity

    $320.00

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