Amsterdam: Johannes Blaeu. Map. Copper plate engraving with original hand coloring with highlights in gold. Image measures 15" x 19.5". Sheet measures 20.25 x 24". This sea chart shows the Cape Verde Islands, an archipelago off the coast of Western Africa. The islands became particularly strategic starting in the 15th Century, when the Portuguese colonized them and utilized them as a stop in the Atlantic Slave Trade. The map is beautifully drawn with rhumb lines criss-crossing around a central compass...
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Paris: 1788. Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 13.5" x 9 1/8". Nice map of Portugal including topographical features. Rigobert Bonne (1727-1795) was an mapmaker and engineer who served as Hydrographer to the King. Minor aging to edges.
Philadelphia: CAREY, Matthew, 1814. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 13.25" x 16.5". Very nice map of the Iberian Peninsula including Ibiza, Majorca and Minorca as well as the tip of Africa. Minor aging in margins, crease to upper left corner. Mathew Carey (1760-1839) came from a family of publishers and book sellers based in Philadelphia.
London: John Cary, 1811. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 18" x 20". Beautiful map of Portugal and part of Spain. Full original margins, slight mat burn along upper right edge, image unaffected. Small ink stains in bottom margin. John Cary (1754-1835) was a British cartographer and engraver. His highly detailed and accurate maps mark a turning point from the earlier emphasis on decoration toward a greater emphasis on information. This map is a fine example of Cary's work.
London: John Cary, 1813. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 11" x 9", sheet measures 16" x 12". In very good condition. John Cary (1754-1835) was a British cartographer and engraver. His highly detailed and accurate maps mark a turning point from the earlier emphasis on decoration toward a greater emphasis on information. This map is a fine example of Cary's work.
1696. Map. Engraving. 17 3/4" x 23 1/2". Unusual map of the the Azores, an autonomous mid Atlantic archipelago of Portugal. Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718) was a Franciscan priest and renowned mathematician and cartographer. He was appointed official Cosmographer to the Venetian Republic in 1685 and founded the world's earliest geographic society, L'Accademia Cosmografica degli Argonauti. He was known best for his globes, which he made for prominent rulers such as Louis XIV and the Duke of Parma. This map is an excellent example of his work.
London: William Faden, 1780. Sea chart. Engraving with original hand outline. Image measures 20" x 27.5". Beautiful detailed map of the coast of Iberia and northern Africa, with rhumb lines and depths. Offsetting to Mediterranean section.
London: William Faden, 1797. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 29" x 20". Beautiful topographical details. Minor aging around edges.
London: Laurie & Whittle, 1797. Map. Copper plate engraving with early hand outline. Image measures 18.5" x 25.5". Very detailed map of the Iberian Peninsula, including Ibiza, Majorca and Minorca. Small tear to left margin.
London: Lucas, Fielding, 1824. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 8.75" x 10.5". Charming map of the Cape Verde Islands. Small tear to left edge and minor chip to bottom edge.
1683. Miniature view. Copper plate engraving. Sheet measures 8 1/4" x 5 3/4". Miniature birds eye view engraving of ships at battle in Angra harbor in Portugal. Allain Manesson-Mallet (1630-1706) advanced from his position of musket bearer under Louis XIV to eventually occupy the position of "maitre de mathematiques" to the French King. He was the author and engraver of "Description de L'Univers," a five-volume survey of the world that included maps of the ancient and modern world, star maps...
Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius, 1616. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 14.75" x 20.25". Map of Iberian Peninsula, beautifully decorated with ships and sea monsters. French text on back. Scattered staining and crease right of centerfold, that has led to a few small holes from original coloring. From the "Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas sive Cosmographicae" (Mercator-Hondius Atlas). Plate was originally made by Mercator and later added to by Hondius. Mercator (1512-1594) was an accomplished mathematician, cartographer, globe maker and engraver but...
London. Map. Engraving with hand outline color. Image measures 10.25" x 7 7/8". Charming map of Portugal showing major routes, waterways, arch bishoprics, bishoprics and universities, circa 1731. Stain to lower left and a chip to lower right. Of German or Dutch origin, Herman Moll (c. 1654-1732) settled in London in the 1670's where he worked as an engraver for Moses Pitt. By the turn of the century, Moll became the foremost map publisher in England, where he produced Atlases...
Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, 1705. Map. Copper plate engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 14.5 x 19.5". Beautiful map of the Iberian Peninsula with several place names and topography noted. Includes the Balearic Islands of Majorca, Minorca and Ibiza. Territories shown with outline color. Map is on good condition with minor wear along centerfold and some offsetting. Minor spotting. Margins shows toning along edges and some spotting. Based on the earlier plates by Nicolas Sanson (1600 - 1667), who is...
London: T. Stackhouse, 1785. Map. Engraving with hand color. Image measures 14.5" x 15.5". Nice map of the Iberian Peninsula. Left and right margins are cropped, very small tears to bottom edge and small chip to lower right corner.
Paris: Robert de Vaugondy, 1757. Map. Engraving with hand outline, uncolored cartouche. Image measures 19" x 20". Some aging along edges, small tear to lower right.
London: Chapman & Hall, 1844. Map. Engraving with original hand outline. Image measures 12.25" x 15". Clear and detailed town plan, from 1844, with beautiful panoramic view below titled "View of Oporto from Torre da Marca" and an inset showing the environs of Oporto. The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge was formed in 1826 and published low cost maps with the goal of reaching a large market, while still maintaining high quality and precision.
London: Charles Knight & Co., 1843. Map. Steel engraving with original color outline. Image measures 13.75" x 9.5". Classic map of Portugal showing geographical features and major routes. Minor aging along edges. The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge was formed in 1826 and published low cost maps with the goal of reaching a large market, while still maintaining high quality and precision.
Edinburgh: J. & G. Menzies, 1815. Map. Engraving with beautiful original hand outline. Images measure 20.75" x 25.5". Nice map of the Iberian Peninsula including Ibiza, Majorca and Minorca. From Thomson's "General Atlas". Stain along right side of image, and very small abrasion south of Portugal.