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SOUTH AFRICA – MANUSCRIPT MAP OF THE BATTLE OF BLAAUWBERG (1806): [UNTITLED MANUSCRIPT MAP OF THE TABLE BAY AREA DEPICTING THE MILITARY ACTION SURROUNDING THE BATTLE OF BLAAUWBERG (1806)].
An original contemporary manuscript map of the Battle of Blaauwberg (1806), the most consequential single military event in the history of South Africa, whereby Britain conquered the Cape Colony from the Netherlands, one of only a few surviving original cartographic records of the battle, finely executed by a skilled, anonymous hand.
This historically important and finely drafted manuscript map is one of only a few surviving contemporary cartographic records of the Battle of Blaauwberg (January 8, 1806), the most important single military event in the history of South Africa, and a watershed moment in the course of the British Empire. The battle resulted in Britain’s conquest of the Cape Colony from the Netherlands; such that the Cape would remain a British possession for the next century. While the mapmaker remains anonymous, he was clearly a British participant in the battle, who, in all likelihood drafted the map to be enclosed within a letter sent to England. The style and quality of the map’s draftsmanship suggests a hand formally trained in military cartography...
WWI EAST AFRICA CAMPAIGN MAP (KENYA-TANZANIA): ANGLO-GERMAN BOUNDARY.
The only known surviving example of an extraordinary map depicting the border regions of British and German East Africa (modern Kenya and Tanzania), showcasing an immense amount of militarily useful information, made expressly for field use by British officers in the during WWI’s East Africa Campaign, bearing manuscript annotations marking battles and skirmishes, printed in the cyanotype technique, almost certainly at the British Army HQ in Nairobi, likely under the supervision of the legendary intelligence operative Lt. Col. Richard Meinertzhagen.
This is certainly one of the most extraordinary military maps we have ever encountered. It is an original British military campaign map, depicting the central borderlands between German East Africa (modern mainland Tanzania) and British East Africa (modern Kenya), made in September 1914, near the beginning of World War I. The East Africa Campaign, fought between Britain and Germany, from 1914 to 1918, was one of the most extraordinary, yet ...
MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY / URBANISM: NUEVO PLANO DE MONTEVIDEO CON EL TRAZADO DE LOS BOULEVARDS.
Extremely rare – one of the finest and most interesting 19th Century plans of any South American city, depicting Norbert-Auguste Maillart’s 1887 unrealized plan to redevelop Montevideo’s burgeoning new town, an exquisite ephemeral representation of Haussmannian Urbanism in Latin America.
This excellent plan is one of the finest and most intriguing 19th urban maps of any Latin American city. Orientated eastwards, the map provides an excellent, large-format rendering of 1880s Montevideo, from Atahualpa to modern day Playa Ramirez, and from Barrio Castelar to Victoria. It labels every major site, and numbers each block, with its scope extending into the surrounding countryside...
A rare separately issued map of Switzerland by the artist Giovanni Gaspare Baldoino (Jean-Gaspard Baudoin), was printed in Milan, in order to support the Catholic Church in Switzerland.
A rare, separately published map of Switzerland with highly decorative colour in outline, was published in Milan in 1622. The draft is based on a late 16thcentury map of Switzerland by Gerhard Mercator. Although signed by the author “Gaspar Baldouino“ and engraver “Paulus Slella”, and decorated with a large dedication to unnamed person in cartouche, its circumstances of printing still remain largely unclear...
INDONESIA – SOUTHWESTERN SUMATRA (BENGKULU): [UNTITLED CHART OF THE WEST COAST OF SUMATRA, INCLUDING BENGKULU (BENCOOLEN), EXTENDING TO THE STRAITS OF SUNDA].
Very Rare – the first broadly accurate British sea chart of the southwestern coast of Sumatra, a critical region home to the important British base of Benccoolon-Fort Marlborough (modern Bengkulu), published by William Herbert in 1758.
This fine sea chart is, importantly, the first broadly accurate British chart of the southwestern coast of Sumatra, which was then an important centre for British trade, being home to the East India Company (EIC) base of Bencoolen-Fort Marlborough (modern Bengkulu, Indonesia), then the only permanent British settlement in Southeast Asia. The chart was first published by William Herbert, within the first edition of his important sea atlas of oriental navigation, A New Directory of the East Indies (London, 1758). The chart is quite detailed, providing copious navigational information, including bathymetric soundings and the locations of hazards, as well as fine renderings of the coastlines, labeling major inlets, headlands and towns, as well as key landmarks that could be used to orient mariners...
INDONESIA – WEST JAVA (JAKARTA) / SUNDA STRAITS / SOUTHEASTERN SUMATRA: [UNTITLED SEA CHART OF THE STRAITS OF SUNDA, WEST JAVA, SOUTHEASTERN SUMATRA, BANKA AND BELITUNG].
Very Rare - the first broadly accurate British sea chart of the Straits of Sunda, but also extending to include West Java (including Jakarta) and southeastern Sumatra, published by William Herbert in 1758.
This fine, large-format sea chart is, importantly, the first broadly accurate British sea chart of the critical maritime passage through the Sunda Straits, into the Java Sea. It was first published by William Herbert, within the first edition of his important sea atlas of oriental navigation, A New Directory of the East Indies (London, 1758), and was the most influential chart of the region during a period of remarkable expansion of British power in Asia...
SOUTH AFRICA / AUSTRALIANA: “TRACK OF H.M.S. TAMER ROUND THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE” [MANUSCRIPT TITLE, PASTED OVER ORIGINAL PRINTED TITLE: TRACK OF THE SHIP HANNAH JOHN LAMB R. N. COMMANDER ROUND THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE IN JUNE & JULY 1822.]
A unique example of a very rare chart of South Africa, with a curious Australian connection! Commander John Lamb’s chart showing the 1822 route of his ship ‘Hannah’, fighting the Agulhas Current rounding the Cape of Good Hope; but this example with a manuscript pastedown title regarding the route of the ‘H.M.S. Tamar’, plus manuscript traces of its route, being a Royal Navy vessel on its way, in 1824, with secret orders to found the first European settlement in what is now Northern Australia, on Melville Island.
This is a unique example of an extremely rare privately printed sea chart of South Africa, featuring manuscript alterations that give it an extraordinary Australian connection. The underlying (printed) chart depicts most of the southern coasts of South Africa in skeleton outline, labeling only the major headlands, from the Cape of Good Hope westward to the ‘Last Point of Natal’, while a line in the interior represents the beginning of the highlands. The course of the Agulhas Current, a powerful warm stream that runs ...
SRI LANKA: A VIEW OF THE AGRICULTURAL, COMMERCIAL, AND FINANCIAL INTERESTS OF CEYLON. WITH AN APPENDIX; CONTAINING SOME OF THE PRINCIPAL LAWS AND USAGES OF THE CANDIANS; PORT AND CUSTOM HOUSE REGULATIONS; TABLES OF EXPORTS AND IMPORTS, PUBLISH REVENUE AND...
Rare – the only work on the economics and economic history of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) from the early British colonial period, by Anthony Bertolacci, the island’s Corsican-born Auditor-General, featuring information of immense historical value published nowhere else, augmented by the first edition of Captain Gaulterus Schneider’s revolutionary map of Ceylon – the first scientific survey of the island.
This is a stellar example of one of the seminal works of the British colonial period in Ceylon (modern Sri Lanka), being the first-ever serious treatise on the economics and economic history of the island. Importantly, it also features the beautifully-coloured first printing of Captain Gaulterus Schneider’s map of Ceylon, importantly the first scientific survey of the island. The work contains critical information and data published nowhere else, granting the reader an unparalleled insight into the nature of Ceylon’s economy and society as the British East India Company (EIC) consolidated its ...
NEW ZEALAND / MOARI WARS – TRIO OF ILLUSTRATED BROADSIDES:
Very rare monuments of colonial New Zealand printing and history - a trio of broadsides depicting the locations of the decisive battles of both Te Kooti’s War and Titokowaru’s War, the last major armed Maori uprisings against British colonial rule, published in Wellington, in 1869, by the General Government Lithographic Press.
Octavius Lawes Woodthorpe BOUSFIELD (1830 - 1882), Surveyor
/ John BUCHANAN (1819 - 1898), Draftsman.
[MAP OF THE ATTACK UPON NGATAPA FORTRESS:]
Plan of Ngatapa Pa, Poverty Bay taken by Col. Whitmore with the Colonial Force from the Hau Hau under Te Kooti.
[Wellington:] Printed at the Gen. Gov. Lith. Press by J. Earle, .
Lithograph with original outline hand colour (Very Good, lovely original colours, some very slight foxing), 44 x 29 cm (17.5 x 11.5 inches).
Octavius Lawes Woodthorpe BOUSFIELD (1830 - 1882), Surveyor
/ John BUCHANAN (1819 - 1898), Draftsman.
[NGATAPA FORTRESS – CROSS SECTIONS:]
Sections of Ngatapa Pa, Poverty Bay taken by the Colonial Forces under Col. Whitmore 5th Jany. 1869.
[Wellington:] Printed at the Gen. Gov. Lith. Press by J. Earle, .
Lithograph (Very Good, a few small closed marginal tears, some slight foxing and staining, mostly confined to margins), 30.5 x 50.5 cm (12 x 20 inches).
John BUCHANAN (1819 - 1898).
[TAURANGA-IKA FORT – CROSS SECTIONS:]
Sections of Taurangaika Pa, West Coast.
[Wellington:] Printed at the Gen. Gov. Lith. Press by J. Earle, .
Lithograph (Good, some creasing along centerfold, some minor loss in blank space bottom centre, some small closed tears at head of centerfold, and remains of old improvised guard on verso of centerfold (where supposedly previously bound into a composite album), reinforced with archival tape on verso at head and tail of centrefold), 42 x 56 cm (16.5 x 22 inches).
Presented here is a trio of very rare broadsides illustrating the scenes of the decisive events of the final Maori Wars. Printed in 1869, at the General Government Lithographic Press in Wellington, they are amongst the most historically important images ever published in New Zealand, being stellar and authentic records of Maori military architecture and battle tactics, in addition to being records of the specific events themselves. The first two of the broadsides concern the siege of the Ngatapa Pa, a fortress in the eastern North Island, that marked the decisive showdown of Te Kooti’s War, in December 1868-Janaury 1869. The third broadside concerns the siege of Tauranga-ika Pa, a fortress in the Taranaki region of the western North Island, that was marked the definitive end of Titokowaru’s War, in February 1869. In both cases, these seemingly impregnable fortresses were abandoned by the respective leaders of the Maori uprisings, at the very height of the sieges, leaving both the bastions and the war theatres, in general, in the hands of the British Colonial forces. Importantly, the end of these uprisings also marked the end of major Maori armed resistance to the colonial regime in New Zealand...
MADAGASCAR – ANANTSON̈O (ST. AUGUSTIN’S BAY) & TOLIARA (TULLEA): THE BAYS OF ST. AUGUSTIN AND TULLEA, ON THE WESTERN COASTS OF MADAGASCAR, SURVEYED IN 1755 AND 1768.
A fine and scarce sea chart of St. Augustin’s (Anantson̈o) and Tullea (Toliara) bays, amongst the finest anchorages on the west coast of Madagascar, published by the leading chartmakers of Laurie & Whittle.
This fine sea chart depicts the neighbouring bays of St. Augustin’s (Anantson̈o) and Tullea (Toliara), which were important re-victualing places for ships sailing along the west coast of Madagascar. The chart is highly detailed, featuring copious nautical information, including bathymetric soundings, the locations of ideal anchorages, navigator’s sight lines, and the marking of hazards. There are also useful notes, such as the location of the ‘Wooding and Watering Place’ at St. Augustin’s Bay. The composition is completed by five elegant mariners’ coastal profile views, in the upper right...
MADAGASCAR – WEST COAST: A CHART OF THE WESTERN COAST OF MADAGASCAR FROM ST AUGUSTIN’S BAY TO CAPE ST. ANDREW (FROM MR. D'APRES DE MANNEVILLETTE).
A fine and scarce sea chart of the West Coast of Madagascar, published by the leading British chart-making firm of Laurie & Whittle.
This fine sea chart depicts a large stretch of the western coasts of Madagascar, from St. Augustin’s Bay, in the south, all the way up to Cap Saint-André, a key point where the coastline abruptly turns northeastwards. The chart is highly detailed, featuring copious nautical information, including bathymetric soundings, the locations of ideal anchorages, and, importantly, the marking of the numerous deadly far offshore reefs and rocks. Curiously, in spite of the great detail provided in most areas, some stretches of the coast are shown to be completely unknown to Europeans, marked with tentative intermittent lines. A note below the title reads: ‘NB In Sailing along this shore one must be very Cautious as there are many Shoals whose Situation is unknown, even at a great distance from the coast.’...
ISRAEL (NORTHWESTERN) – HAIFA / AKKO / SAFED / NAZARETH: LEVÉS EN GALILÉE FAISANT SUIT À LA CARTE DU LIBAN DE L'ETAT-MAJOR FRANÇAIS: EXÉCUTÉS EN 1870.
Extremely rare – the first systematic scientific survey map of North-westernmost Israel (Haifa-Netanya-Safed-Nazareth areas), by the French military engineers Joseph Mieulet & Isadore Derrien.
This excellent and extremely rare, large-format, separately-issued map represents the first fully scientific map of what is today North-westernmost Israel (then part of the Ottoman Empire), rather the area bounded by Haifa, Netanya, Safed and Nazareth. The survey was conducted in 1870 by the ...
ST. PAUL’S SHIPWRECK, MALTA: S. PAULS BAY.
An unusual small early 19th century manuscript map with annotations shows the alleged location of St. Paul’s shipwreck, discussed in Acts of the Saints.
An interesting small format manuscript map, shows St. Paul’s Bay (San Pawl il-Baħar) in the Northern region of Malta, with pointed directions of the shipwreck of St. Paul. The author described the terrain with interpretation of the texts from Acts of Saints 27:14 and 27:41:...
THE LEVANT (ISRAEL / LEBANON / SYRIA / TURKEY) – PAIR: SEA CHART & VIEW: A CHART OF THE COAST OF SYRIA, FROM ANCIENT JOPPA TO ISKENDEROON. BY CAPT. EDW.D SMITH, R.N. TAKEN DURING A CRUISE IN THE RIGHT HON.BLE LORD FRANCIS EDGERTON’S YACHT, MENAI. MAY & J
The only known surviving examples of a pair of fine nautical works by Captain Edward Smith, R.N., being a large-format sea chart of the Levant, accompanied by a sheet of nautical views of the same coast, based on Smith’s reconnaissance of the coast aboard the yacht ‘Menai’ in the spring of 1840.
These Views to Accompany the Chart & Sailing Directions constructed by Capt. E. Smith, R.N.
This is the only known surviving example of a pair of fine nautical works by Captain Edward Smith, R.N. that details the coast of the Levant from Jaffa (modern-day Israel), in the south, all the way past Haifa and Beirut, up to Iskenderun (Turkey). The pair includes an elegant sea chart of the entire coast and a sheet of views of major ports along the same. They are the result of a detailed and insightful naval reconnaissance of the coasts of the Levant ...
GHANA – ACCRA: GOLD COAST SURVEY – GENERAL PLAN OF ACCRA (PROVISIONAL).
An excellent map of Accra, the capital of the Gold Coast (today Ghana), based on a provisional official survey, lithographed on cloth, in Accra, in 1920, at the beginning of Governor Sir Frederick Gordon Guggisberg’s programme to modernize the city.
This excellent map is an official ‘provisional’ survey of Accra, the capital of the Gold Coast (today Ghana), printed in 1920, at the beginning of a great boom period that the city enjoyed under the leadership of the colony’s governor, Sir Frederick Gordon Guggisberg (in office, 1919 to 1927). Interestingly, the map was published by the colony’s Surveyor General’s Office, on cloth through a ...
WILHELMSHÖHE - KASSEL, GERMANY: PLAN DER KURHESSISCHEN HAUPT – UND RESIDENZSTADT CASSEL & PLAN VON WILHELMS HOEHE BEI CASSEL.
Two early 19th century highly decorative maps of the UNESCO protected gardens Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel, Germany, in contemporary slipcase.
The two detailed maps show the city Kassel and the gardens of Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel, Germany, today one of most important garden constructions in the world, today a part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The beginnings of the park go back to late 17th and early 18th centuries, with the first ...
CELESTIAL NAVIGATION FOR MARINERS: STERNKARTE NEBST ANWEISUNG ZUR KENNTNISS DER VORNEHMSTEN FIXSTERNE, NACH IHREM WECHSELSEITIGEN STANDE. INSONDERHEIT ZUM GEBRAUCH FÜR SEEFAHRENDE. HERAUSGEGEBEN VOM KÖNIGLICHEN DÄNISCHEN SEEKARTENARCHIVE
A very rare and excellent treatise on celestial navigation for mariners, anchored by a custom-made chart of the Northern Celestial Hemisphere, by the esteemed Danish astronomer and hydrographer Poul de Løvenørn.
This fine treatise is a guide to celestial navigation for mariners, written by Poul de Løvenørn, one of the era’s most important hydrographers and practical astronomers. Published in only this single edition, in April 1822, in Copenhagen, by the Königliches Dänisches Seekartenarchiv (the Danish Hydrographic Office), it was written in the German language in an effort to reach a wider audience. Here Løvenørn builds upon his 55 years of maritime ...
POSTAL MAP / POST-KARTE - BAYERN: POST-KARTE VON BAIERN. ENTWORFEN AUF BEFEHL SEINER MAJESTÄT DES KÖNIGS VON A. VON COULON. GESTOCHEN VON CARL SCHLEICH JUN. UND JOHANN BAPTIST SEITZ.
Highly detailed wall map of Bavaria with unique colouring, showing the time of postal deliveries from the north to the south of the state.
Stunning highly detailed wall postal map of Bavaria with original colour shows the postal routes of Bavaria. The map was descibed as the best general map of Bavaria printed in the early 19th century (Bayern im Bild der Karte, 2. Aufl., 1993)...
TYROL / TIROL: GENERALKARTE DER GEFÜRSTETEN GRAFSCHAFT TYROL NEBST VORARLBERG UND DEM SOUVERAINEN FÜRSTENTHUME LIECHTENSTEIN.
This folding map of Tyrol was the first reduced edition of a wall map from 1823, based on the new surveys of the early 19th century.
The Habsburg Empire was a pioneer in geological and mineralogical mapping during the first half of the 19th Century. That being said, for the longest time, geological surveys were conducted in a haphazard manner, as there was no central authority to fund, conduct and supervise geological mapping. The initiative was left to regional governments or private enterprises, such that only affluent regions ...
SWITZERLAND: ORIGINAL VON KELLER’S ZWEITER REISEKARTE DER SCHWEIZ. DEUXIÈME CARTE ROUTIERE DE LA SUISSE. KELLER'S SECOND ROAD MAP OF SWITZERLAND.
A decorative originally colour folding map of Switzerland shows roads and elevations in Switzerland. The maps on the back show 10 Swiss cities and the religious map of the country. The text sheets are advertisements for Keller's other maps and prints, as well as explanations of the map in German, French and English. Among other the map records the population, years of battles and mountain-falls, elevation, foregin names etc...
SWITZERLAND: NOUVELLE CARTE ITINÉRAIRE : DRESSÉE POUR SERVIR DE GUIDE AUX VOYAGEURS DANS LES XXII CANTONS DE LA CONFÉDÉRATION SUISSE. NEUE REISE KARTE. VERFERTIGET ZUM BEHUF DES WEGWEISERS DURCH DIE XXII KANTONE DER SCHWEIZERISCHEN EIDGENOSSENSCHAFT
An uncommon folding map of Switzerland was based on the survey of a Lieutenant Colonel Weiss, from the Royal Corps of Military Surveyors of France, and was published in Bern, Switzerland. It marks the borders as set in at the Congress of Vienna, as well as elevations and transportation routes. Two in-set maps mark the new postal routes between Switzerland and Piedmont and Lombardy in Italy, and between Switzerland and Germany....
BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG: NEUESTE KARTE VON DEM KÖNIGREICH WÜRTEMBERG UND DEM GROSSHERZOGTHUM BADEN MIT DEN INCLAVIRTEN FÜRSTENTHÜMERN HECHINGEN UND SIGMARINGE
A large detailed folding map in four parts and accompanied by original slipcase shows the Kingdom of Württemberg and Grand Duchy of Baden, today Baden-Württemberg in Germany.
This large uncommon map, printed on four sheets shows the Kingdom of Württemberg and Grand Duchy of Baden, today Baden-Württemberg in Germany. The relief map on the bottom shows elevations...
STATISTICAL MAP - BAVARIA: STATISTISCHE KARTE VOM KÖNIGREICHE BAYERN, ZUGLEICH ÜBERSICHTS UND POST-KARTE VON SÜD-WEST-DEUTSCHLAND
A large, detailed statistical map of Bavaria, was published with original colour in Munich in 1837. The data on the map shows the distances between cities (in-set map above right), size and population...
QUEBEC CITY / SEVEN YEARS’ WAR: AN AUTHENTIC PLAN OF THE RIVER ST. LAURENCE FROM SILLERY, TO THE FALLS OF MONTMORENCI, WITH THE OPERATIONS OF THE SIEGE OF QUEBEC UNDER THE COMMAND OF VICE-ADML. SAUNDERS & MAJOR GENL. WOLFE DOWN TO THE 5 SEPTR. 1759 DRAWN
A fine example of the First State of Jefferys’ map of the Siege of Quebec of 1759, widely considered one of the most important single printed military maps in Canadian history.
This fascinating map embraces the environs of Quebec City and was one of the first maps to be printed in London following news of the British victory at the Siege of Quebec in September 1759, the fateful showdown between the armies of General James Wolfe and the Marquis de Montcalm. It shows the city and the surrounding topography in carefully rendered detail. All of the main scenes of action concerning the British siege are shown, including the ...
CANADA – MUSKOKA / GEORGIAN BAY / NIPISSING / ALGONQUIN / UPPER OTTAWA VALLEY (ONTARIO): MAP OF THE OTTAWA AND HURON TERRITORY.
A scarce, historically important and monumental map of Ontario’s Muskoka, Georgian Bay, Nipissing, Algonquin and Upper Ottawa Valley regions, based upon groundbreaking surveys, made as a blueprint for the regional settlement designs of Canada’s Department of Crown Lands, published in Toronto in 1857.
This scarce, ultra-large format work is the first official map of what was known as the ‘Ottawa & Huron Country’ of Canada West (modern Ontario), a vast expanse of territory that accords roughly with today’s Muskoka County, Parry Sound District, Nipissing District, and the northern panhandle of Renfrew County. The map was compiled by the Department of Crown Lands of Canada, likely by its chief draftsman, Thomas Devine, under the supervision of its commissioner, Joseph Édouard Cauchon, and published in Toronto, in 1857, by the firm of MacLear & Co. Lithographers. ...
CANADA – QUEBEC (MONTREAL-QUEBEC CITY CORRIDOR): PLAN OF THE ST. MAURICE TERRITORY.
A scarce and monumental map of Quebec’s St. Maurice Territory, the northern section of the Montreal-Quebec City Corridor, based upon groundbreaking surveys, created as a blueprint for the settlement of the interior regions beyond the seigneuries along the St. Lawrence, published for Canada’s Department of Crown Lands by George Matthews in Montreal, in 1856.
This scarce, ultra-large format map depicts what was known as the ‘St. Maurice Territory’, or the areas between Montreal and Quebec City, to the north of the St. Lawrence River. The map was compiled by the Department of Crown Lands of Canada, under the supervision of its commissioner, Joseph Édouard Cauchon, and published in Montreal, in 1856, by the lithographer ...
KARTE VON OBERBAYERN: NACH DEN VERMESSUNGEN DER K. B. STEUER-KATASTER-COMMISSION MIT DEN NEUESTEN ERGÄNZUNGEN BEARBEITET.
A larger map of Upper Bavaria (Oberbayern) in Germany, was lithographed in Munich in 1838. The city was by the time one of most developped centers for lithography. As mentioned in the title, the map was based on the latest survey by the Tax and Land Register Office...
ROTHENBURG OB DER TAUBER
A rare separately published folding map of Rothenburg ob der Tauber was issued in Rottenburg and shows the most important buildings in the town. Rothenburg is still today one of the most popular tourist destinations in Germany. The city has kept unchanged its medieval walls and houses, and hosts many festivals.
A detailed folding map shows Europe with its political borders in 1838. The present map comes from a continually updated series of maps produced by the Weimar Geographisch Institut, one of Europe’s most prominent cartographic enterprises. The series was developed by the eminent mapmaker Carl Ferdinand Weiland (1782 - 1847).
BASEL, SWITZERLAND: GRUNDRISS DER STADT BASEL
This separately issued map of bassel, accompanied by a booklet and a slipcase, was published four years after separation of the canton Basel-Landschaft from the city of Basel on 26 August 1833.
TRANSPORTATION MAP: EISENBAHNKARTE VON CENTRAL-EUROPA.
This uncommon map shows the public transportation routes by trains, steamboats, and horse-drawn railroads in Europe with the prices of the transportation. The map is not dated, but its appears in an advertisement from 1844 in Regierungs- und Intelligenzblatt für das Herzogtum Coburg: 1844, p. 966. The red lines mark already built roads, the broken red lines railroads under construction and the dotted lines planned railroads. Some railroads, such as those between Linz and Budweis, were at the time still using horse-drawn railroads.
SARAJEVO SURVIVAL MAP: 1992 - 1993 - SARAJEVO - 1994 - 1995.
A large colourful map called "Sarajevo Survival Map", shows the siege of Sarajevo, with marked targets of tanks and snipers and secret passages. It is known as one of the most powerful maps of 20th century.
This powerful map shows the siege of Sarajevo between 1992-1996 from a bird’s eye view, marking the positions of tanks, guns and snipers. It also marks targets, paths where to avoid snipers, and a secret tunnel under the city. The map was made during the war in besieged Sarajevo and is also called Sarajevo Survival Map....
PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS MAP: PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS SYSTEM.
A rare large version of the Pan Am Systems map - one of the most iconic airline posters of all time, from the golden age of luxury jet travel.
This large gorgeous poster represents one of the most iconic maps of popular culture. A world map, on a Mercator Projection, it is of a most elegant 1950s design, employing splendid hues of turquoise and emerald (in line with Pan Am’s colours) with relief shown pictorially. Boldly depicting Pan Am to be a truly global force, the globe is traversed by the airline’s routes, in red lines with their respective mileages. Indeed, by 1963, Pan Am served a wide variety of glamorous and exotic destinations, including West Berlin, Istanbul, Tehran, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg, Delhi, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney...
WARSAW, POLAND: POCZTA, TELEGRAF I TELEFON NA TERENIE M. ST. WARSZAWY [POST, TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE IN THE AREA OF THE CITY OF WARSAW].
The first and only edition of a decorative Art Deco map of Warsaw shows post, telegraph and telephone stations in 1936.
This decorative Art Deco map of Warsaw shows the postal, telegraph and telephone communications in Warsaw in 1936. The map was published as an appendix to a brochure with a street index with a title Spis ulic, placów, dworców kolejowych, ogrodów i parków oraz miejscowości poza granicami miasta z oznaczeniem przynależności do dzielnic pocztowych m. st. Warszawy...
POLAND: MAPA RZECZYPOSPOLITEJ POLSKIEJ: Z PRZYDANIEM KART ORYENTACYJNYCH TRZECH PODZIAŁÓW, KS. WARSZAWSKIEGO I OKRĘGU WOLNEGO MIASTA KRAKOWA. POLSKA W ROKU 1771 [MAP OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND: WITH AN ADDITION OF THE THREE DIVISIONS OF, THE WARSAW DISTR
An uncommon chromolithographed folding map of Poland shows the partition of 1771.
A large attractive chromolithographed folding map with a cartouche in the 18th century style, shows the partition of Poland in 1771, with in-set map with other partitions and borderlines of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The author Jan Babirecki (1855-1902) was a Polish cartographer, active in the late 19th century, who was publishing separately issued maps, showcasing Poland through different period of history. Some versions of the maps have metal-lined tack holes and were meant to be used as wall maps for educational purpose...
LINGUISTIC MAP OF LITHUANIA: CARTE DE LA LITUANIE / EDITÉE PAR LES SOINS DU BUREAU D’INFORMATIONS LITUANIEN.
A large separately published map shows the linguistic zones in Lithuania and the Baltic countries, when parts of Lithuania were annexed to Poland and later to Germany. The map is trying to prove the unity of the Lithuanian nation after the division and was made by Bureau d'information de Lituanie based in Lausanne, just after WWI.
This uncommon separately published map shows zones with different languages in the Baltic countries, centered on Lithuania. The map was made by the Information Office of Lithuania, which was based based in Laussane, Switzerland, between 1915-1919. The map shows the regions, where the majority of population was speaking Lithuanian. The marked borders are those before the division...
SERBIA, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA: LECHNER’S KARTE VON BOSNIEN, SERBIEN UND MONTENEGRO.
A large detailed map, showcasing borders of Bosnia, Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia and the territories of what are today Albania and Macedonia, was published separately in Vienna just before the First Balkan War (1912-1913), in the time when the Balkan League was trying to regain the territory from the Ottoman Empire, independent from Austria-Hungary.
This large folding map shows the official borders between Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and the Ottoman Empire. The map can be dated around 1910-1911, just before the first Balkan War of 1912-1913. Independent Albania, established on December 4, 1912, is not jet shown. Also a territory of Pljevlja, which cuts deep between the land of Serbia, Herzegovina and Montenegro, belonged to the Ottoman Empire until 1913, after which it became a part of Kingdom of Montenegro...
PAZIN, ISTRIA - CROATIA: PISINO.
A unique manuscript map of Pazin, today the administrative centre of Istria in Croatia, was probably made by the new Italian regime in 1920s for reordering the city under Italian lines.
This unique manuscript map shows a Croatian town Pazin (here named with the Italian name Pisino), located in the center of the Istrian peninsula, in the 1920s. Pazin, together with continental Istria, has been a part of the estates to the Austrian House of Habsburg since late 14th century as a part of Carniola, but the region kept its independence with administration in Pazin under the name of Duchy of Pazin...
TEHRAN, IRAN: TEHRAN.
Stunning lithographed map of Tehran, designed by Abbas Sahab - Father of Iran's Cartography.
This stunning detailed map printed blue shows Tehran, with over 130 marked important buildings and locations, as well as croquis of most famous monuments in the upper part. The map is based on a hand drawing by Addas Sahab, the most important map-maker in Iran. The map was made just after the 1953 Iranian coup d'état, when the prime minister Mohammad Mosaddegh was deposed in an Anglo-American covert operation that marked the first time the US had overthrown a foreign government during the Cold War. This is the second, revised edition of the map. The first edition, printed in red and black and with in-set maps, was published in 1956...
WROCLAW, POLAND: PLAN WROCLAWIA.
A rare separately published map of Wroclaw, was printed on cheap brown paper, one or two years after WWII, when the city was liberated on May 6, 1945. The in-set map shows the center of the city.
PROPAGANDA / WORLD WAR II / ROMMEL’S AFRIKAKORPS: ROMMEL PERSIGUE A LOS INGLESES EN EL AFRICA DEL NORTE. [ROMMEL PURSUES THE ENGLISH IN NORTH AFRICA].
A fantastic large-format propaganda broadside, or ‘wall newspaper’, made to celebrate the exploits of German General Erwin Rommel, the ‘Desert Fox’, and his Afrikakorps, printed in Fascist Spain in July 1942, before the pivotal showdown at El Alamein had been decided.
Place and Year: [Fascist Spain], July 1942.
This wonderfully designed large-format propaganda broadside, or ‘wall newspaper’, celebrates the Western Desert Campaign (1941-3) of Lieutenant General Erwin Rommel, the ‘Desert Fox’, considered to be by far and way to best World War II German military commander and the only Nazi officer who was internationally esteemed. While ultimately unsuccessful, the exploits of his Afrikakorps in North Africa, often undertaken against numerically superior adversaries, are today the stuff of military legend. The broadside was printed...
MACAO / EAST ASIA METEROLOGICAL MAP: [UNTITLED MACANESE PUBLISHER’S PROOF FOR A METEOROLOGICAL MAP OF EAST ASIA].
A curious Macanese meteorological map of East Asia, a publisher’s proof with pastedown sections and manuscript corrections.
This very surprising map is evidently a publisher’s proof for a metrological map covering much of East Asia, being centered of the Macao/Hong Kong area, but extending to include a large portion of China, Indochina, Malaya-Singapore, the Philippines, Korea and Japan. Various insets, some pasted down, feature a variety of text and symbols relating to meteorology, while there are numerous neat manuscript corrections...
AFRICA - SÃO TOMÉ: ÁFRICA OCIDENTAL – CARTA DA ILHA DE S. TOMÉ. ESCALA 1/100000, 1922.
The first edition of the first map of the island of São Tomé to be predicated upon systematic triangulated surveys, by Gago Coutinho, who subsequently became a world famous aviator, published in Lisbon in 1922.
This fine, separately-issued map is the first edition of the first printed map of the island of São Tométo have been predicated upon a systematic trigonometric survey, conducted by Gago Coutinho, who later became famous as an aviator for leading the first flight across the South Atlantic Ocean. The map was published by the Portuguese Comissão de Cartografia in Lisbon, in 1922...
PANORAMA - LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA: RAZGLED Z LJUBLJANSKEGA GRADA [VIEW FROM LJUBLJANA'S CASTLE].
A magnificent long panorama, as seen from the Ljubljana castle, marks all the important places and mountains, as well as directions of the cities, as far as Belgrade...
‘GREATER’ YUGOSLAVIA / PROPAGANDA: ETNOGRAFSKA KARTA. ZEMLJA SRBA HRVATA SLOVENACA. / MAPA ETNOGRÁFICO DE LOS PAISES YUGOSLAVOS. / [ETHNOGRAPHIC MAP OF YUGOSLAVIA].
Extremely rare and unusual – a very large-format propaganda and ethnographic map depicting the maximal territory of the envisioned future nation of Yugoslavia, published in Buenos Aires during the height of World War I by the Croatian émigré and political activist Marcel Kolin.
This extremely rare, very large-format, separately issued work is one of the most extraordinary maps concerning Yugoslavia to be made during the 20thCentury. Made in 1917, at the height of World War I, but before the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, it depicts the hoped-for future nation of Yugoslavia, with its maximal territorial scope as envisioned by Pan-South Slavic activists. It was published in Buenos Aires, having been devised by the prominent pro-Yugoslavian propagandist Marcel Kolin, who then resided in ...
BARI, ITALY: CARTA TURISTICA DI BARI E DINTORNI.
A large map in the form of a bird's eye view, was made by the Fascist Italy Geographical Institute, with text in different languages, in order to promote the tourism in Bari.
This beautifully designed large bird's eye view of Bari, Italy, with insterted photoreproductions and text on the back, was made in the Fascist Italy in 1940 to promote the tourism and industry in the city. The text in Italian, English, Spanish, German, French and Croatian give information on the city, which was according to the text on the back "chosen by the Duce as the connecting link between West and East"...
IRAQ: TOURIST MAP.
A large touris map of Iraq, made by Summer Resorts and Tourism Service in Baghdad, shows the distances between main cities. Marked are also the main tourist attractions, rivers, wadis, oil pipelines, and administrative centers of liwas, quadhas and nahiyas...
BERLIN: BERLIN LEBT, BERLIN RUFT! [BERLIN LIVES, BERLIN CALLS!]
A decorative pocket map, printed from both sides, shows Berlin in the second half of the 1940s, as it looked liked right after the war. The map shows the traffic conections with keys in margins. The printed photoreproductions on the back show Berlin before the war and the ruins after the war. The moto Berlin Lebt, Berlin Ruft! [Berlin Lives, Berlin Calls!] was created by the city in 1947 in order to stimulate people to rebuild Berlin to the metropole, as it was known before the war. In 1949 this became an official moto of Berlin...
MONTENEGRO: НАРОДНА РЕПУБЛИКА ЦРНА ГОРА [NARODNA REPUBLIKA CRNA GORA].
A large wall map of Montenedro, was published in Montenegro in 1948, in the year of the the schism between Yugoslavia ans Albania, an event which had great consequences for Montenegro and surrounding regions.
This rare separetly published wall map of Montenegro was made in 1948 in the year of Tito-Stalin fall-out, what caused Yugoslavia's expulsion from the Cominform. Albania, which for a while hoped to become the seventh Yugoslav republic, rapidly turned agains Yugoslavia. Three days later, Tirana ...
BEATLES MAP [LIVERPOOL].
The first printed pictorial Beatles Map of Liverpool shows the locations the members of Beatles grew up and started their legendary musical career.
A pictorial map was published in 1974 to commemorate the buildings and places in Liverpool, where the Beatles started their career. The map was published in a set of memorabilia, such as photos and information, with a slipcase in a shape of a record cover, titled The Beatles collection: from Liverpool to the world. The set was issued by the City of Liverpool Public Relations Office on the initiative of an enthusiastic member of the staff. The project was first refused because the director of the department looked upon ...
JAPAN: OKINAWA AND RYUKYU ISLANDS.
A large colourful poster shows pictorial map of the Ryukyu Islands and Okinawa, in the late 1960s a key staging point for the United States in its military operations directed towards North Vietnam.
This large decorative poster pictorial map shows Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands, the southwesternmost prefecture of Japan. The style of the map shows popular forms of the late 1960s.
ITALY: ÜBERSICHTSKARTE VON ITALIEN...[SKETCH MAP OF ITALY WITH THE LINES OF COMMUNICATION BY ROAD, RAIL, SEA AND AIR].
A charming separatiy published 1950s pictorial map of Italy shows the transportation routes in Italy, Sicily and Sardinia. Small maps on the back show Italian regions. This map was published separately with an adverisment for the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro in 1953, and was a reprint of a popular folding map, which was published in a book Holidays in Italy by Roberto de Gasperis a year before.
ITALY: CARTA DIMOSTRATIVA DELLE CIRCOSCRIZIONI MILITARI DEL REGNO D’ITALIA 1886.
A decorative late 19th century map of Italy, printed on cotton.
Uncommon map printed on cotton shows Italy in 1886, surrounded by coats of arms. Shown are roads, railroads, and sea-routes, as well as the positions of the army troops, numbers of the troops, their routes and distributions, forts etc. These maps of Italy were made in late 19th and early 20th century as travel and souvenir maps....
АТЛАСНА КАРТА (ФИЗИЧКА ГЕОГРАФИЈА) ЗА ВИШЕ РАЗРЕДЕ СРЕДЊИХ И ДРУГИХ ШКОЛА. ATLASNA KARTA (FIZIČKA GEOGRAFIJA) ZA VIŠE RAZREDE SREDNJIH I DRUGIH ŠKOLA [ATLAS MAP (PHIYSICAL GEOGRAPHZ) FOR HIGHSCHOOLS...].
This unusual separately published chromolithographed plate was published in 1922 in Belgrade for lessions of Geography in highschools. It showcases the layers of the Earth, as well as Vulcanos and climate zones.
RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR (1904-5): NEUE KRIEGSKARTE VON OST-ASIEN.
An interesting large format map of the theatre of the Russo-Japanese War (1904-5), which represented the first occasion in which an Asian nation defeated a major European power in a modern, technology-driven conflict, made by the prominent German cartographer Paul Langhans and published by the firm of Justus Perthes.
This fascinating map embraces much of the Far East, including all of Japan, Korea, China from Shanghai northwards, as well as a large part of southeastern Siberia. It was issued in 1904 in order to depict the state of play at the beginning of the Russo-Japanese War (1904-5), an epic showdown in which an Asian nation defeated a major European power for the first time in a modern, technology-driven conflict. The war set the Czarist Regime on the road to its demise, and emboldened Japan to become an aggressive military-industrial power with global ambitions...
MICROGRAPHY PORTRAIT OF KING LUDWIG I OF BAVARIA: LOUIS I KOENIG VON BAYERN PFALZGRAF BEY RHIEN, HERZOG VON BAYERN, FRANKEN, U: IN SCHWABEN, & &.
Extremely rare, seemingly unrecorded – a large-format lithographed portrait of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, largely constructed through the extraordinary technique of micrography.
This impressive work is a large, lithographed half-length, seated portrait of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, most of which is constructed through the extraordinary technique of micrography. The work was “drawn and lithographed” in Bavaria, likely in Munich, around 1845, by Johann Baptist Braunhofer, an otherwise unknown artist, but evidently one of considerable ...
JIM CROW: THEATRE, COVENTRY ON MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY THE 13TH, 1840... THE CELEBRATED COMIC DANCE OF THE THREE JIM CROWS....
A rare early playbill advertises the Jump Jim Crow blackface theatre act at the Theatre Royale in Worcester, England.
This extremely rare playbill advertises the theatre performance Three Jim Crows on the evening of January 13, 1840, in the Theatre in Coventry, by the Brothers Hemming...
JIM CROW: THEATRE-ROYAL, WORCESTER...THE CELEBRATED COMIC DANCE OF THE THREE JIM CROWS BY THE BROTHERS HEMMING...
A rare early playbill advertises the Jump Jim Crow blackface theatre act at the Theatre Royale in Worcester, England.
This extremely rare playbill advertises the theatre performance Three Jim Crows on the evening of May 11th, 1840, in the Theatre-Royale in Worcester, by the Brothers Hemming...
LADY GODIVA PROCESSION WILL TAKE PLACE AT COVENTRY ON TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 1851.
A rare broadside was printed for a controversial Lady Godiva Procession in Coventry, in the time of highly moralistic Victorian Era.
This rare broadside was printed for a controversial Procession with naked Lady Godiva in Coventry in 1851. The text, printed in green gives the program of the procession, and on the back are advertisements for different firms, such as stores, printers, hotels and inns in Coventry. Lady Godiva was played by Madame Cassanette from the Cremorne Gardens...
WWI CARICATURES - OFFICER UNIFORMS
A well executed set of 11 drawings, shows high-ranking officers of the Austrian army during WWI.
A well-executed set of 11 drawings, shows high-ranking officers of the Austrian army during WWI in their uniforms. The drawings mock in non-offending way the facial features as well of the exaggerated lines of uniforms, especially the derrieres of the officers...