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  • Atlas of Columbus and The Great Discoveries – Kenneth Nebenzahl

    Atlas of Columbus and The Great Discoveries – Kenneth Nebenzahl

    A first printing 1990 of Kenneth Nebenzahl’s striking work on early maps. Despite the title much more than New World focused

    Published by Rand McNally and probably one of their best works. Folio, 168 pages, extensively illustrated in colour. A fine copy in a complete and pristine dust jacket. Heavy and will be difficult to send Overseas.

    Nebenzahl, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Trustee of the Newberry Library , Chicago … a map lovers heaven. Recipient of the “Tooley” award of the International map Collectors Society.

    With the backbone of Columbus the book is set out in four parts. Part I – The Geographic Tradition inherited by Columbus; Part II – Columbus and His Contemporaries Change the Map; Part II – Filling in the Features of the Earth and Part IV Europe’s Colonial Era Begins. We must say the only rather dull thing about this book is the “Part Headings”. It is not al all dull and contains many beautiful cartographic curiosities not found in other books of aligned topic.

    Special cartographic work with super examples and illustrations.

    $80.00

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  • The “Ramusio” Map of 1534 – Holzheimer and Buisseret

    The “Ramusio” Map of 1534 – Holzheimer and Buisseret

    This work is Occasional Publication No6, from the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, the Newberry Library, Chicago published in 1992

    In 1987, Arthur Holzheimer (co-author) map collector and long -time volunteer at the Newberry acquired a copy of the “Ramusio Map” originally published at Venice in 1534. Over time he studied the map and the few-remaining originals (including spectroscopy of 16thC watermarks – see image) and identified the importance of this map in the history of cartography.

    Quarto, card covers, 33 pages with nine full page illustrations. An extremely interesting story and superb cartographic detective work. Ramusio refers to Giovanni Battista Ramusio (1485-1557) who published Summario de la Generale Historia de l’Indie Occidentali, and the map I thought to have accompanied this work … but not copies of the book have been found with it and only three original copies of the map exist.

    Very good condition.

    The map is regarded as elegant in its simplicity. It is interesting that whilst it pre-dates the Abraham Ortelius map by fifty years … its geographical form is superior.

    A striking beautiful map from 1534 for the Ramusio … but was it?

    $35.00

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  • IMAGO MVUNDI (MUNDI) The Journal of The International Society for the History of Cartography – Vol 38 – 1986

    IMAGO MVUNDI (MUNDI) The Journal of The International Society for the History of Cartography – Vol 38 – 1986

    Published by Imago Mundi, Kings College London in 1986. Folio hardback, 134 pages plus advertisements. Illustrated with maps, charts and diagrams. original blue cloth covered boards with gilt titling and device. Very good condition.

    An annual publication and the pinnacle of cartographic research. Superbly presented.

    The concentration in this issue is with North America. Three paper – First, Indicators of Unacknowledged Assimilations from Amerindian Maps on Euro-American Maps of North America: Some General Principles Arising from a Study of La Verendrye’s Composite Map, 1728-29. Secondly, Maps in Colonial Promotion: James Edward Oglethorpe’s Use of Maps in “Selling” the Georgia Scheme. Thirdly, The Rise of Maps Use by Elite Newspapers in England, Canada and the United States.

    Other articles include “the Turning Point in German Cartography” and a thorough “Census” of Pre-Sixteenth Century Portlan Charts.

    Extensive book reviews provided an excellent bibliography for cartography enthusiasts.

    Imago Mundi cannot be improved

    $70.00

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  • Map of the Pacific Ocean – 1747 Cartographer – Bellin

    Map of the Pacific Ocean – 1747 Cartographer – Bellin

    A nice early map of the Pacific (“La Grande Mer du Sud”) engraved in copper by Cosmant from the cartographer Bellin strictly after a map by Herman Moll for Dampier.

    Tropical trade winds are shown based on Halley’s 17th century wind map.

    One can see why his work became an essential reference for future explorers – Cook included. Interesting features such as the pre-Cook form of New Holland, California shown as an island and in the bottom right the Isles of Juan Fernando where Dampier was to maroon Alexander Selkirk of Robinson Crusoe fame.

    Price framed in a charcoal black frame and a cream mat board with black core. Please ask if you would like this item unframed.

    1747 Century Map of the Pacific – Fine condition … Click on me to see the full map!

    $340.00

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  • The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society 1913 July – Cmdr. E. R. G. R. Evans – The British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913

    The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society 1913 July – Cmdr. E. R. G. R. Evans – The British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913

    A very good copy of The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, July 1913, containing “The British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913″ by Cmdr. E. R. G. R. Evans.

    Over seventeen pages, Cmdr. Evans explores the fateful expedition that saw the death of Capt. Scott, but explores the subject from a narrative and scientific perspective, commemorating Scott, not through an examination of the man himself (Evans notes this perspective has already been well covered), but through the excellence of Scott’s preparation and vision, aided by fine charts and maps. Also very importantly narrated is the reception of Capt. Scott’s comrades at the Albert Hall in London

    Also in this edition; an examination, by Vilhjalmur Stefansson, with a large colour map, of the Canadian Arctic Expedition; and, an exploration, with large map and plates, of the Monte Bello Islands with companion large map of Barrow Island and the area west of the Dampier Peninsua, prepared by P. D. Montague.

    $90.00

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  • The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society 1927 December – Captain Roald Amundsen and the Society

    The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society 1927 December – Captain Roald Amundsen and the Society

    A very good copy of The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, December 1927, containing an article which examines Captain Roald Amundsen relationship with the Society.

    The article is born from Amundsen’s published criticism of Lord Curzon who “toasted the dogs” which Amundsen took as a direct affront. What follows is an examination of correspondence between the Society and Amundsen regarding his accusation and his subsequent resignation as an Honorary Corresponding Member. A very interesting examination of the dialogue indeed.

    Also in this edition; a most excellent examination of the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, with accompanying charts, diagrams and log prepared by The Right Hon. Sir Matthew Nathan; an essay on climbs in the Canadian Rockies, with maps, diagrams and plates, of 1926 by Alfred J. Ostheimer; and, a detailed essay regarding Alexander’s campaign on the Indian North-West Frontier penned by Sir Aurel Stein.

    $120.00

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