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POLAND / EASTERN EUROPE GEOLOGICAL MAP: CARTA GEOLOGICA TOTIUS POLONIAE, MOLDAVIAE, TRANSILVANIAE ET PARTIS HUNGARIAE, ET VALACHIAE. INVENTA PER STASZIC ANNO 1806. [GEOLOGICAL MAP OF THE WHOLE OF POLAND, MOLDOVA, TRANSYLVANIA AND PARTS OF HUNGARY AND WALL
Very Rare – the first large-format geological map of Eastern Europe, one of the world’s earliest petroleum (oil) maps, and a great monument of early Polish cartographic publishing; a massive four-sheet map by the Polish ‘Renaissance Man’ Stanisław Staszic, printed in Warsaw in 1815, the same year as William Smith’s epic geological map; accompanied by Staszic’s sheet of geological cross-sections of Poland and the High Tatra Mountains.
Copper-engraving on 4 un-joined sheets (labelled A-D) with original hand colour, all sheets printed on laid paper watermarked ‘J. Honig & Zoon’ (Good, all map sheets in very good condition, except for title sheet (Sheet A), which had been pressed, with closed tears and some moderate filled loss and facsimile work to right-hand portion, laid on Japanese paper; Sheet C with light even toning), each sheet approx.: 52 x 71 cm (20.5 x 28 inches); would form a map, if joined, of approximately 100 x 140 cm (39.5 x 55 inches).
Stanisław STASZIC (1755 - 1826).
[Untitled Sheet of Geological Profiles / Cross-Sections of Poland and the High Tatra Mountains].
[Warsaw: w Druk. Rządowei (Government Printing Press)], 1815.
Copper-engraving with original hand colour, printed on laid paper watermarked ‘J. Honig & Zoon’ (Very Good, bright original colours), 30 x 50.5 cm (12 x 20 inches).
This very rare work represents the first large-format geological map of Eastern Europe and one of the earliest monumental geological maps ever created, published the same year as William Smith’s famous A Geological Map of England and Wales and Part of Scotland (London, 1815). It is also one of the first petroleum (oil) maps ever published, highlighting what would subsequently become one of the early centres of the global petroleum industry, in Galicia (modern Ukraine). Additionally, it is a great landmark of Polish cartographic publishing, being one of the first sophisticated scientific maps of Poland and one of the first grand, multi-folio maps to be published in ...
POLAND / UKRAINE: QUINTA EUROPE TABULA.
The rare map embracing Poland and the Ukraine from the ‘Rome Ptolemy’, a monument in the early history of engraving and the cartography of Eastern Europe.
This exquisitely engraved incunable map is one of the earliest printed maps to focus on what is now Poland, Ukraine and parts of Slovakia, Romania, Moldova and Russia. It depicts the Ancient Roman conception of the region as proscribed by Claudius Ptolemy (c. 150 AD), and while initially not all that familiar to the modern viewer, upon closer examination, the map takes one on a fascinating historical journey...
POLAND / EASTERN EUROPE: POLEN WESTRUSSLAND BIS ZUM DNIEPR, DIE OSTSEEPROVINZEN UND DIE NIEDER-DONAULÄNDER NEBST EINER ÜBERSICHT DER THEILUNGEN VON POLEN, REVIDIRT 1859.
Rare - Heinrich Kiepert’s excellent wall map of the Eastern Europe, focussing on Poland, but embracing all the critical cultural and political borderlands from the Baltic in the line southwards down to the Danube, one of the finest maps of the region made during the mid-19th Century.
This excellent work is one of the finest maps of Eastern Europe made during the mid-19th Century, having been compiled by the eminent cartographer Heinrich Kiepert. While it focusses on Poland, it embraces Europe’s most volatile cultural-political borderland regions. Centred upon Warsaw, the map takes in a vast territory, roughly framed by St. Petersburg, in the north-east; Poznań and Vienna, in the west; Smolensk and Odessa, in the east; and down to the lower Danube and the adjacent tip of the Black Sea, in the south. It encompasses all or most of modern day Poland, the Baltic Countries, Belarus, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova...
AFGHANISTAN – KANDAHAR TO HERAT: “ROUTE OF THE BRITISH MISSION PROCEEDING FROM KANDAHAR TO HERAT, IN JUNE & JULY, A.D. 1839”.
A fine manuscript map of the route of Major Todd’s 1839 British expedition from Kandahar to Herat, resulting in an important diplomatic mission in the early days of the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42), after a ground-breaking itinerary survey by the military engineers Edward Sanders and Charles Frederick North, copied by India’s most esteemed cartographic draftsman, Henry M. Smith, and notarized at the Surveyor General of India’s Office, Calcutta; reserved for ‘top-secret’, high-level official use.
This fine manuscript map depicts the route of Major Elliott D’Arcy Todd’s expedition from Kandahar to Herat, in the summer of 1839. Undertaken during the early days of the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42), Todd led an important diplomatic mission from Kandahar (the first and largest British base in Afghanistan) to Herat, the strategically vital western gateway to the country. The objective was to convince the local ruler to support Britain, counteracting intense Russo-Persian overtures. This scene transpired within ...
AFGHANISTAN – KANDAHAR / URUZGAN / HELMAND / ZABOL: “DISTRICTS OF KUNDAHAR 1840”.
An exquisitely drafted, resplendently coloured map of the Kandahar region of Afghanistan, predicated upon the pioneering surveys of British military engineers during the early days of the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42), likely drafted in either Simla or Calcutta for the Office of the Quartermaster General in India.
This exquisitely drafted, and resplendently coloured large manuscript map captures the Kandahar region in 1840, during the early days of the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42). During this conflict, Kandahar was the largest British base in Afghanistan and the surrounding region was the scene of a fierce and ...
AFGHANISTAN – KANDAHAR / URUZGAN / HELMAND: [UNTITLED MANUSCRIPT MAP OF THE REGION TO THE NORTH OF KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN, MADE DURING THE PERIOD OF THE ‘DERAWAT REBELLION’].
An extraordinarily rare discovery – an original, large military field manuscript map from the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42), depicted the region to the north of Kandahar, then, as now, a hotbed of tribal insurgency, made during the period of the ‘Derawat (Deh Ravod) Rebellion’ by Edward Sanders and Charles Frederick North, military engineers serving under General William Nott, the British commander in Kandahar.
The present map is an incredibly rare survivor, being one of only a handful of remaining original manuscript maps made in the active conflict theatre during the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42). The map is reconnaissance survey ...
MAURITIUS / RÉUNION / RODRIGUES / MASCARENE ISLANDS: [5 CHARTS ON 1 SHEET:] A NEW CHART OF THE ISLE OF FRANCE OR MAURITIUS [AND] PLAN OF PORT LOUIS [AND] PLAN OF PORT BOURBON WITH ITS ENTRANCES, &C. [AND] THE ISLAND OF BOURBON, CALLED ALSO MASCARENHAS [AN
Very rare - a stellar example of a sheet featuring the most important sea charts of the Mascarene Islands (Réunion, Mauritius and Rodrigues) made during the 19th Century, created by the Heather-Norie dynasty, predicated upon the finest sources collected in the wake of Britain attaining dominance over the Indian Ocean.
This excellent work features five sea charts on a single sheet, collectively representing the most important maritime mapping of the Mascarene Islands (Réunion, Mauritius and Rodrigues) created during the 19th Century. The base charts were first published by the leading chartmaker William Heather in 1811, in the wake of Britain’s conquest of the islands the year before, and at the beginning of her elaborate design to secure long-term political and economic hegemony over the Indian Ocean basin.
The present 1852 edition of the chart was published by the firm of Norie & Wilson, having been significantly updated by Heather’s heir, John William Norie and his successors. Predicated upon the most authoritative sources acquired from naval officers and Crown officials, the chart sequence represented the finest mapping of the Mascarene Islands of its time, with updated editions of the chart being produced over a period of 66 years, a remarkably long run for any 19th Century map...
PEÑÓN DE ALHUCEMAS, SPAIN / MOROCCO: ALHUZEMAS
A 1778 manuscript map of the Spanish fortification Peñón de Alhucemas, off the Moroccan coast, was made by a North German officer and engineer Philip Ernst Colson.
A detailed colour manuscript map shows the fortification on the Spanish island Peñón de Alhucemas, off the Moroccan coast. The island belonged to Spain since 1560.
Marked are the main points of the fortification. The text also notes, the distance between the African coast and the south-west point of the island is equivalent to the distance of the firing of the cannonball...
NAMALAND, NAMIBIA: GEOLOGISCHE ÜBERSICHTSKARTE DES DEUTSCHEN NAMALANDES [GEOLOGICAL MAP OF THE GERMAN NAMALAND].
The first detailed geological map of Namaland, in today’s Namibia, was published in a series of publications on geology of German colonies in 1912.
A detailed geological map on German language was published in 1912 in the series of the geological researches on the German colonies.
Great Namaland was an area north of the Orange River, in today’s Namibia, which was between 1884–1919 a German colony. The area south of the Orange river, was called Small Namaland and belonged to Great Britain...
INDIA – GOA: CARTA DO TERRITORIO PORTUGUEZ DE GOA CORRECTA POR J.F. D’ASSA CASTEL BRANCO, TENETE D'ENGENHEIROS EM 1878.
A very rare large-format separately issued map of the Portuguese Territory of Goa, India; the finest general map of the colony issued during the second half of the 19th Century; after the surveys of the Indian-born engineer Lieutenant José Frederico d’Assa Castel Branco.
Lithograph with original outline hand colour, folding into original red cloth covers bearing title stamped in gilt (Very Good, overall bright and clean, just some light wear and toning along original folds; covers with just some shelf-wear and light stains), 96 cx 67 cm (38 x 26.5 inches).
This impressive map is the finest survey of the Portuguese Territory of Goa, India, produced during the second half of the 19th Century. It is based upon advanced trigonometric surveys conducted by Lieutenant José Frederico d’Assa Castel Branco, a Goan-born military engineer, and represents a breakthrough in the scientific cartography of the colony. The map was commissioned by the Goa bookseller, A. Mathias Gomes & Filhos, and was published in Paris by A. Chaix & Cie, a lithographer that specialized in railway maps and plans...
NORTH AMERICA: شمالى آمه ريقا.
An uncommon small map of North America was published in an Ottoman Turkish atlas at the beginning of the 20th century.
A small, uncommon map of North America, showcasing sea connections, was published in the late Hamidian period, circa 1908, in Istanbul in Ottoman script, in a pocket atlas (جيب اطلاسى)...
PERSIA: ايران [IRAN]
A rare map of Persia by Ali Şeref Paşa was published in an Ottoman press Matbaa-i Amire, which was a successor of İbrahim Müteferrika's press from the early 18th century.
This rare map of Persia in Ottoman language was publishes in an atlas ىگى جغرافىا آطلسى (Yeñi coġrafya aṭlası), which was issued in Istanbul in the late 19th century...
APPENZELL, SWITZERLAND: CHARTE VOM KANTON APPENZELL AUFGENOHMEN VON J. Z.
An uncommon separately issued lithographed map shows the Canton Appenzell in Switzerland. This is a second corrected edition.
The first edition of the map was printed in 1827 to accompany a book Appenzeller Chronik by Gabriel Walser. For an unknown reason the map was never included and was sold separately as a road map. This is described in a contemporary article:
Charte vom Kanton Appenzell, aufgenommen von J. Z(uber): Dieses lithographierte Kärtchen war ursprünglich dazu bestimmt, dem immer noch rückständigen zweiten Bande des bei Keller in Ebnat erscheinenden Nachdrucks der Walserschen Appenzellerchronik beigefügt zu werden. Gewisse Umstände verhinderten dieses, und daher wird es besonders ...
MANUSCRIPT MAP: FORT-LOUIS, FRANCE: PLAN DU PORT LOUIS DU RHIN… (AND VERSO: FOR LOUIS COMME IL EST).
A detailed hand drawing in pencil and red and black ink from circa 1700 shows Fort-Louis in France, close to the German border.
A detailed technical drawing showcases Fort-Louis, a fortress on the hill in Département Bas-Rhin in Alsace, close to the German border. Contemporary annotations verso are different calculation and a small plan...
UNUSUAL PERSPECTIVE: HOHENTWIEL, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG
A rare unusual large originally coloured aquatint and etching showcasing the fortress Hohentwiel on the top of a volcanic dome in the German province Baden-Württemberg, as it look like before the demolition by the Napoleonic army in 1801, is presented in an unusual perspective of hemiorama.
A rare etching with aquatint and original colour showcases the fortress Hohentwiel in Baden-Württemberg, in Germany, close to the Lake Constance, on the Swiss border, as it looked before the demolition by the Napoleonic army in 1801. The anonymous artist used unusual perspectives to represent the different characteristics of the fortress and a hemiorama, a landscape situated 180 degrees around the central object. ...
UNUSUAL PERSPECTIVE - DÜRRNBERG, SALZBURG: HEMIORAMA VON DEM BERÜHMTEN SALZBERGE UND WALLFAHRTS-ORT DÜRRNBERG BEI HALLEIN.
A view of the Alpine mining town Dürrenberg, situated south of Salzburg, was made in unusual perspective of hemiorama, popular in the 19th century. The buildings and hills in the central view of the town are represented from different angles to showcase all the characteristics. The small views showcase the famous buildings and scenes from the salt mine shafts.
Hemiorama was a name for a popular method of presentation of physical space in paintings and prints, mostly in the 19th century. The name is composed from Greek words hemi- (ἡμι-, “half”) and horama (ὅραμα, a visible object or a view), and means the presentation of the space of 180 degrees ...
HUGSTETTEN RAIL DISASTER: EISENBAHNKATASTROPHE ZWISCHEN FREIBURG U. HUGSTETTEN 3. SPTBR. 1882 [RAIL DISASTER BETWEEN FREIBURG AND HUGSTETTEN ON SEPTEMBER 3RD, 1882].
A rare, seemingly unrecorded lithographed broadside, made in Freiburg, Germany, showcases the biggest German rail disaster of the late 19thcentury.
A rare large broadside shows a Hugstetten rail disaster, the deadliest train accident in German history until 1939. The broadside shows the derailed locomotive, standing in a swamp parallel to the demolished carriages.
The accident occurred on the railway line between Freiburg im Breisgau and Breisach am Rhein on 3 September 1882, on Sunday, when more than 2000 people visited Freiburg for a holiday Day of Sedan. 64 people ...
MAINZ, EXPLOSION OF THE PULVERTURM
Three original drawings of the destruction of Mainz after the explosion of the Pulverturm, the powder tower, were made in-situ by an English journalist.
Three original drawings, made in-situ by an English speaking reporter showcase the destruction of buildings in Mainz, caused by an explosion of the powder magazine (Pulverturm) on November 18th 1957, at 14.45. Within seconds the explosion ruined 57 houses and caused damage on other 64 buildings, including the Stephanskirche nearby. Approximately 150 people were killed and at least 500 injured...
DALMATIA, CROATIA: LIGHTHOUSE GREBENI, DUBROVNIK
A beautifully painted view of the lighthouse Grebeni off of the coast of Dubrovnik was painted by a Slovenian-born Anton Perko, a Royal Marine Draftsman to the Habsburg court.
A decorative drawing by Anton Perko shows a lighthouse on the island Grebeni off of the coast of Drubrovnik. The lighthouse is today a hotel. Anton Perko (1833, Vransko - 1905, Dubrovnik) was born in a minor noble family in Vransko in Austria-Hungary (today in Slovenia). In 1863 he entered the Austrian Military Navy as a navy officer. A talented amateur artist he took ...
A large rare lithograph showcases a Croatian castle Trakošćan, which was rebult in a neogothic style until 1860 and is today a popular tourist destination.
A large rare lithograph shows the castle Trakošćan in Croatian Zagroje, north-west from Zagreb. The castle is already shown in its today's neogothic appearance on a hill, ornated with rare sorts of trees...
ROMANIA / MOLDOVA / UKRAINE: KARTE VON DER MOLDAU UND BESSARABIEN.
A very rare map of Moldavia and Bessarabia by the boutique cartographer Jakob Adam, published in Vienna at a time when the region was a focal point of tensions between Austria and Russia (on one side) and the Ottoman Empire.
This very rare and intriguing map depicts the historic Principality of Moldavia (outlined in blue); and the region of Bessarabia (outlined in green), which occupied the Black Sea coastal area between the Danube and Dnieper rivers. Since the late 15thCentury, Moldavia had been a self-governing vassal state of the Ottoman Empire, while Bessarabia was directly governed by the Sublime Porte. Today the regions are divided amongst the modern states of Romania, Moldova and Ukraine. Here the map sections both jurisdictions ...
MONTENEGRO: КАРТА ЦРНЕГОРЕ. CARTE DU PAYS DE MONTENEGRO DRESSÉE D’APRÈS LES OPÉRATIONS GÉODÉTIQUES SUR LES LIEUX ET RECHERCHES LES PLUS SOIGNEUSES, PAR MR. LE COMTE FEDOR DE KARACSAY, COLONEL AU SERVICE D’AUTRICHE.
Rare and historically important - the first broadly accurate map of Montenegro, after the surveys of the Hungarian military engineer Colonel Count Fedor von Karacsay.
This excellent work is one of the most important 19th Century regional maps of the Balkans, being the first printing of the first broadly accurate map of Montenegro, predicated upon the pioneering scientific surveys of Colonel Count Fedor von Karacsay, a Hungarian artist and cartographer, who was the Austrian military commander of Cattaro (Kotor). Karacsay conduced his surveys in 1836 upon the invitation of the Montenegrin ruler, Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, with whom had formed a personal friendship...
THE BALKANS - OTTOMAN EMPIRE
A large map, lithographed in brown and blue, was printed in Ottoman Language in Istanbul in 1911, in the time of the Italo Turkish War, and has manuscript annotations showing the movement of Ottoman troops during the Second Balkan War of 1913.
This scarce separately published map in Ottoman Turkish, lithographed in blue, brown and black, embraces the area on the Balkans between Bosnia, Serbia, Rumania, Istanbul and Greece with Corfu and the southernmost part of Apulia on the left-hand side. It was made in 1911 by the Military School in Istanbul. Shown are the new borders, important railroad lines and charts with connections between cities. The map also bears some contemporary annotations, such as train connections added in pencil in the area of Apulia and movement of the military troops on the Balkans, added in blue pencil...
SCUTARI, ALBANIA: OPERATIONSKARTE B 1:200.000 "MONTENEGRO UND ANLAND." [OPERATION MAP 1:200.000. MONTENEGRO AND BORDERLAND].
A rare map with attached text shows the newly founded borders of Albania, Montenegro and Austrian territory. Centred on Scutari in Albania, it embraces the area around Lake Skadar, between Budva, Podgorica, and the Cape of Rodon in Albania. The text gives detailed information on the cities and villages on the map, as well as information on the roads, water, communication etc...
BULGARIAN-TURKISH BORDER 1923.
The map embracing the area between south Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey was made in 1923 in the time of establishment of the Republic of Turkey, with Atatürk as its first president, and showcases three different borders between Bulgaria and Turkey. The red line marks Turkey’s current border, the red lined areas are Ottoman borders after the First Balkan War in 1913 and the crosses mark the border between Bulgaria and the Ottomans after the Treaty of Constantinople after the Second Balkan War the same year..
THESSALONIKI–BITOLA RAILWAY: EIN AUSFLUG NACH MACEDONIEN: BESUCH DER DEUTSCHEN EISENBAHN VON SALONIKI NACH MONASTIR [A VOYAGE TO MACEDONIA. VISITING THE GERMAN RAILWAY FROM THESSALONIKI TO MONASTIR].
A first uncommon printed report on the Ottoman railway from Thessaloniki to Bitola, built under the sponsorship of the Deutsche Bank in the Ottoman Empire. Accompanied by a detailed map.
This is a first report on the railway from Thessaloniki, today in Greece, to Bitola, in today’s Macedonia, a 219-kilometre long railway line, which was built under the Ottoman Empire as a branch line of the Oriental Railways. The ...
BAGHDAD RAILWAY: DIE BAGDADBAHN.
The first edition of an early German publication on the Baghdad Railway, accompanied with a large map, printed by Dietrich Reimer.
The pamphlet includes contemporary information on so the Baghdad Railway. The detailed accompanying map showcases the area of the Ottoman Empire with planned railways to Kuwait and Georgia (black lines), as well as a variation of a railroad track to the Holy Land. Red lines mark the problematic areas, caused by the rivers and flooding...
BULGARIAN TOBACCO ATLAS: КАРТИ НА ТЮТЮНЕВИѢ РАЙОНИ ВЬ БЬЛГАРИЯ [KARTI NA TJUTJUNEVIA RAJONI V BLGARIJA / MAPS OF TOBACCO REGIONS IN BULGARIA].
A rare, seemingly unrecorded tobacco atlas of Bulgarian regions was made on the eve of WWII, in 1940, in Plovdiv. Some manuscript annotations were added up to 1944.
This rare unrecorded atlas with charts in Bulgarian language presents the tobacco industry in 1940, a years before the country entered the war. Until WWII tobacco was one of the main export products of Bulgaria with Plodiv being one of the tobacco centres. In 1927 German, French, and Belgian capitalwas invested in the city in development of modern trade, banking, and industry...
YUGOSLAVIA, KINGDOM OF: TRGOVSKI DOM STERMECKI CELJE [DEPARTMENT STORE STERMECKI CELJE].
A beautiful large rare separately issued art-deco map of the Kingdom of Yugoslavija was issued in Croatian language as an advertisement for a large department store Stermecki, based in Celje, Slovenia, in the early 1930s.
The map shows the Kingdm of Yugoslavia, with images of contemporary fasion products, toys and instruments in margins. It was made for a large, well known department stor Stermecki, based in Celje in Slovenia (here marked with a red dot)...
CROATIAN ART-DECO MAP: PUTOVANJA „JUTRANJEG LISTA“ [TRAVELS OF „JUTRANJI LIST“].
A beautifully designed art deco map centred on Zagreb, Croatia, made as an advertisement for a competition, organised by a newspaper Jutranji list (Morning Paper), was drafted by a pioneer of the Croatian graphic design Otto Antonini.
A decorative art-deco map with text in Croatian language, shows routes from Zagreb to Istanbul, Jerusalem, Dubrovnik, Naples, Madeira, Valparaiso, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Panama and New York...
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA: VODIĆ KROZ BUENOS AIRES [GUIDE OF BUENOS AIRES].
A seemingly unrecorded guidebook of Buenos Aires in Croatian language with a map, was printed in the late 1920s for the Croatian immigrants, providing basic information on the city and useful addresses.
A rare, seemingly unrecorded guidebook of Buenos Aires was printed in Croatian language by a German transportation and shipping company and agency for immigrants Deutsche Schiffsagentur...
CHOCOLATE MAP OF THE WORLD – GAME OF GOOSE: TUTTE LE STRADE CONDUCONO A ROMA [ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME]
A decorative large lithographed game of goose shows a map of the world, surrounded by four portraits, representing inhabitants of different parts of the orbit, and logos with names of products of the chocolate firm Talmone-Unica, who issued this map as an advertisement...
LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA: PIANTA DELLA CITTÀ DI LUBIANA. NAČRT MESTA LJUBLJANE [MAP OF THE CITY OF LJUBLJANA].
A large decorative map of Ljubljana, Slovenia, was made under the Italian Fascist occupation during WWII.
A decoratively designed map of Ljubljana was made in 1942, when the city was occupied by Fascist Italy during WWII. It marks transportation routes, places for activities and important buildings. It also reflects the difficult position of Ljubljana during the Fascist occupation.
ECONOMICAL-STATISTICAL MAP: INDUSTRIEKARTE DES HANDELSKAMMERBEZIRKS CHEMNITZ [MAP OF THE INDUSTRY OF THE DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHEMNITZ]
A large economical-statistical map shows the branches and development of the industry in the Chemnitz district in Germany in 1924. The number of the squares indicates the number of the factories and the colours different ...
WWII - REFUGEE CENTRES: KARTE DER DEUTSCHEN FLÜCHTLINGSSUCHSTELLEN, BESATZUNGSZONEN UND POSTLEITGEBIETE. ANSCHRIFTEN DER DEUTSCHEN FLÜCHTLINGS- UND VERMISSTEN-SUCHSTELLEN, SOWIE DIE BESTIMMUNGEN ÜBER DEN POSTVERKEHR MIT KRIEGSGEFANGENEN.
A flyer with information on centres for missing people and refugees, located in newly divided post-WWII Germany and Berlin was printed in October 1946.
[Map of the German Refugee Search Centres, Divisions and Post Codes. Addresses of the German Search Stations of Refuges and Missing Persons, and also Regulations on Post and War Prisoners].
A flyer in German language, printed in 1946, offers valuable information on the centres for dislocated and missing persons, and prisoners of war, in liberated Germany a year after WWII. The map shows the the new division of Germany with marked places with centres for refugees, and an in-set map of Berlin, divided in 4 zones...
THEMATIC CARTOGRAPHY / TELEGRAPHY: REPORTS FROM MR. MALCOLM J. BROWN, OF THE GENERAL POST OFFICE, LONDON, UPON THE WORKING OF THE FRENCH, BELGIAN, AND SWISS TELEGRAPHIC SYSTEMS, AND UPON THE REGULATIONS OF THE VIENNA CONVENTION.
Extremely rare – one of only two known examples – an intriguing report on the nature of the French, Belgian and Swiss Telegraph Systems, based upon a fact-finding mission undertaken by Malcolm J. Brown for the General Post Office in the immediate wake of Britain’s move to nationalize its internal telegraph system – containing three excellent, large thematic maps of telegraph systems of highly advanced designs – this example seemingly intended for an important recipient, as it is lavishly bound in full red morocco.
This extremely rare and fascinating work features three investigative reports on the French, Belgian and Swiss telegraph systems as they were in 1870. The report was written by Malcolm J. Brown, a senior official of the British General Post Office (GPO) during a fact-finding tour of the relevant countries. The ...
THEMATIC CARTOGRAPHY, BERLIN OLYMPICS 1936: SOMMERSTRECKENNETZ DER DEUTSCHE LUFTHANSA A. G. [SUMMER FLYING CHART OF THE GERMAN LUFTHANSA].
An ephemeral map shows information on the airlines for the visitors of the Berlin Olympics in 1936.
A well designed tourist map of airlines, embracing the area between Palma de Mallorca, Madrid, London, Flensburg, Moscow, Istanbul and Rome is centered on Berlin and was made for the Olympics in August 1938...
BERLIN WALL: BERLIN. JRO-SONDERKARTE.
A large map showing the partition of Berlin and a newly built wall was printed in circa 1962. The statistic charts verso show the development of economy and numbers of refugees until 1960.
This large powerful map shows Berlin around 1962, in the year after the Berlin Wall was erected, which isolated the west part from the east until 1989.The West Berlin is surrounded with a barb wire. The symbols on the bottom explain the check points, borders and borderline areas, and the symbols in the upper right part transportation...
BERLIN, PARTITION: KARTE DER BESATZUNGSZONEN BERLINS [MAP OF ALLY-OCCUPIED ZONES OF BERLIN].
A rare ephemeral school schedule for the year 1946, showcasing the Ally-Occupied Zones of Berlin was made to educate shildren about the new city order one year after the WWII.
A rare school schedule with a calendar and astrological signs on one side a map of divided Berlin on British, American , French and Soviet sector was made for children in 1946, one year after the end of WWII. Marked are the parts of Berlin, water channels, creeks, train connections, districts, limits of the zones and limits of the city...
WWII IN EAST AFRICA - MANDERA CAMP, SOMALIA: PLAN OF MANDERA EVACUATION CAMP. ANON., “MD”.
An exceedingly well executed and highly detailed original manuscript map of the Mandera Evacuation Camp (Somalia), a British World War II interment facility that housed Italian prisoners from East Africa, signed simply “MD”, likely drafted by a professional military engineer.
This is an unusually well executed plan, depicting the Mandera Evacuation Camp, a British facility established during World War II in British Somaliland (today’s north-western Somalia) that housed Italian prisoners (both military and civilian) captured during Britain’s invasion of Italian East Africa. The map, which shows Mandera at the height of its operational capacity in the latter part of 1942, is perhaps the finest surviving cartographic record of the facility and is also the most meticulously rendered map of any internment camp we have ever seen. Moreover, original manuscript maps from the East African ...
TURKISH BRIGADE ARCHIVE – KOREAN WAR
A stellar archive of apparently unrecorded ephemeral publications and original photographs contemporarily made by members of the Turkish Brigade, the special force that bravely fought alongside the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
This is an archive of stellar quality concerning the Turkish Brigade, the special infantry force that joined the United Nations Coalition (led by the United States) during the Korean War (1950-3). The exploits of the Turkish Brigade represented the first major international military operation engaged by Turkey since the end of that nation’s war of independence in 1923. The Brigade fought with great distinction, and its contribution was aptly summed up by A.K. Starbuck: “The Turks acquitted themselves in a brave and noble fashion in some of the worst conditions experienced in the Korean War. Very little else could have been required or expected of them. Their heavy casualties speak of their honor and commitment. Their bravery requires no embellishment. It stands on its own.” Due to the achievements of the Brigade in Korea, Turkey won global respect as a military power and full membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)...
BELGRADE, SERBIA: PLAN BEOGRADA [MAP OF BELGRADE]
A large detailed separately published map of Belgrade was printed one year after the end of WWII, when the city became the capital of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
A large, detailed separately published map of Belgrade was made in 1946, a year after the end of WWII. The keys alphabetically mark the most important public buildings in the city and all the streets, many of which were rebuilt, renumbered or rebuilt after WWII...
GREATER CROATIA: REPUBLIKA HRVATSKA U SVOJIM POVJESTNIM I NARODNOSNIM GRANICA [REPUBLIC OF CROATIA WITH ITS HISTORICAL AND NATIONAL BORDERS].
A 1965 rare separately published map, issued by an underground illegal nationalistic anti-Yugoslav and anti-Serbian Ustasha Croatian movement, showcases “Greater Croatia” claiming Bosnia and parts of Serbia and Montenegro.
This unusual separately issued map shows Croatia claiming Bosnia and parts of Serbia and Montenegro. It was printed in 1965 by an illegal separatist nationalistic Croatian movement, which was an heir of the Croatian Fascist government from WWII...
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA: IZLOŽBA. DRAZAVNI OSIGURAVAJUČI ZAVOD. DIREKCIJA ZA NR BOSNU I HERCEGOVINU. [EXHIBITION. STATE INSURANCE INSTITUTE. DIRECTORATE OF BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA].
A large beautifully designed poster with a map of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was made soon after WWII for an exhibition promoting the technological development in the State under the newly founded Yugoslavia...
ANNIBALE CARACCI. VOLTA DELLA GALLERIA CARACCI (PALAZZO FARNESE)
Highly decorative large late 18th century copper engraving after the frescoes by Annibale Caracci in Rome. With beautiful original colouring and gold highlights.
Dieser wunderschön kolorierte Kupferstich zeigt die fünf zentralen Bildfelder des Deckengewölbes der „Galleria Caracci“ des Palazzo Farnese in Rom. Die reich ausgestattete Galerie befindet sich im piano nobile des westlichen ...
PIRACY / SINGAPORE STRAITS / FINE INDIAN PRINTING: BOATS OF HM’S S. WOLF, COMMANDED BY LIEUT. J. A MACDONALD ATTACKING MALAY PIRATES, AT POINT ROMANIA, 24TH MARCH 1836.
An apparently unrecorded, separately-issued large-format view of an important altercation fought in the Singapore Straits between the Royal Navy and a fleet of Malay pirate perahus, printed in Calcutta by Thomas Black at the Asiatic Lithographic Press.
This stellar view depicts an important battle between the Royal Navy and a band of Malay pirates in the Singapore Straits. The view was printed within months of the alteration in Calcutta by Thomas Black at the Asiatic Lithographic Press. A masterpiece of early Indian lithography, it is based upon a sketch by an unidentified artist with the initials ‘W.B.’ The print appears to be unrecorded; we cannot trace even a single reference to its existence, let alone the location of another example. This is perhaps no so surprising, as the survival rate of large, separately-issued Indian imprints from this era is extremely low...
FAN: DIA 19 DE MARZO DE 1808. EN ARANJUEZ. CAIDA Y PRISION DEL PRINCIPE DE LA PAZ.
A rare, unmounted fan leaf showcasing the Mutiny of Aranjuez and capture of Prime Minister of Spain Manuel Godoy, was made in London expressly to be exported to Spain.
A rare unmounted fan leaf was made in London and shows the Mutiny of Aranjuez and capture of Prime Minister of Spain, Manuel Godoy, on March 19, 1808. The text below is in Spanish language.
The Mutiny of Aranjuez (Spanish: Motín de Aranjuez) was an uprising led against King Charles IVand prime minister, Manuel de Godoy, that took place on 17–19 March 1808. Godoy was unpopular among both the nobles and the Spanish people for his alliance with France and Napoleon. England played a critical role in liberating Spain from Napoleon and removing Emauel Godoy from power...
GENERAL GEORGE ELIOT: Le Général Elliot. Quo nihil majus meliusve. Dédié a son Excellence Milord Visomte de Torrington...
A decorative originally coloured mezzotint portrait showcasing General George Eliott, the Governor of Gibraltar with a siege in the background, was drafted by a Brussels-based artist Pierre de Glimes, and printed by Johan Fredrik Martin, a Swedish specialist in mezzotint stipple engraving and colour printing.
A larger originally coloured mezzotint showcases George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield, PC, KB (25 December 1717 – 6 July 1790), a British Army officer and a Governor of Gibraltar. The scene in the background represents the Siege of Gibraltar in September 1782, when the British deployed the newly devised technique of heated shot, here presented in the right-hand side corner...
COLOUR PRINTING – NETHERLANDS: GEZICHT OP DE DIJKBREUK EN OVERSTROMING TE BEMMEL BIJ NIJMEGEN. LINKS HET OPGEKRUIDE IJS EN DOORBRAAK VAN DE DIJK.
A rare large view, made in the techique of colour aquatint and etching - one of the most demanding printing techniques in the history, showcases a flood in Bemmel, in the Netherlands, in 1799.
A beautiful large view showcases the breaking of the damp and flood in the town of Bemmel in the Netherlands. The print was made in an elaborate combination of etching and colour aquatint by an Amsterdam based artist, publisher and collector Christian Josi and was based on a draft by Jacob Cats...
28 LUBKI: RUSSIA, COSSACKS & OTTOMANS
A series of 28 Russian lubki showcases the main protagonists of the Caucasian war, battles with the Ottomans, and Cossacks.
A series of rare 28 photolithographed lubki includes images of the main protagonists of the Caucasian war, presentation of uniforms, special emphasis on the role of Cossacks in the war, commemorating the Cossack heroes from the 16th century on, and portraits of other Russian heroes somehow involved in the battles with Ottomans in the past). 1 . Его Сіятельство Князь Михаиль Семеновичь Воронцовъ Наместникь Кавказский. [Ego Sіjatel’stvo Knjaz’ Mihail’ Semenovič’ Voroncov’’ Namestnik’ Kavkazskij / His Illustrious Highness Prince Mikhail Semenovich Vorontsov Viceroy of the Caucasus]. Shows prince Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov (1782 – 1856) with marching troops. Vorontsov was a Russian prince and field-marshal, most famous for his participation in the Caucasian War from 1844 to 1853.
RUSSIAN CINEMATOGRAPHY: SOVJETSKI DOKUMENTARNI FILM SOVJETSKA BAŠKIRIJA. SOVJETSKI DOKUMENTARNI FILM LOV NA KITOVE. [SOVIET DOCUMENTARY SOVIET BASHKIRIA. SOVIET DOCUMENTARY WHALE HUNTING]
This rare poster in Serbian language featuring two Soviet documentary movies was made in 1948, in the year of Tito-Stalin fall-out, what caused Yugoslavia's expulsion from the Cominform.
A large crudely lithographed poster, printed in Zemun, Serbia, features two Soviet documentary films. The first one is Soviet Bashkiria, a movie on the Bashkir Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, which existed between 1919 and 1992, and is here presented with images of happy peasant people. The second movie is Whale Hunting, a documentary film on whaling in the Soviet Union...
DERSO & KELEN – WWII, YUGOSLAVIA: A COLLECTION OF DRAFTS AND PROOFS
A small collection of proof states and unique 3D drafts for caricatures, concerning WWII in Yugoslavia, featuring powerful Anti-Hitler, Pro-Allied, Pro-Serbian Royalist messages; made in New York early in 1942 by Jewish expatriates from Hungary, Derso and Kelen.
This unusual set of original 3D card drafts for printing plates and printed proof states of caricatures was made in New York during WWII. It is composed of 5 drafts on pink cards and 4 black and white impressions. These images, given to the Royal Yugoslavian Information Center in New York, present the Yugoslav royalist army of Chetniks as the main resistance against the Nazis in the occupied Yugoslavia, supported by the Americans...
FUGGER - PORTRAIT: FRIDERICUS FUGGER FILIUS II PHILIPPI EDUARDI - GRAF FRIEDRICH FUGGER (1586-1654), HERR ZU WEISSENHORN, SOHN DES PHILIPP EDUARD FREIHERR FUGGER (1546-1618
An original 17th century hand-drawn portrait of count Friedrich Fugger, a member of the famous banking family from Augsburg.
A beautiful black and white hand-drawn portrait shows count Friedrich Fugger (1586-1654), son of Philipp Eduard Freiherr Fugger (1546-1618), from the famous family of bankers from Augsburg...
WATER-COLOUR MINIATURE PORTRAIT: KARL FREIHERR VON SCHRENCK (1806-1884)
A unique Bidermeier hand painted miniature portrait of young Karl Freiherr von Schrenck, a later famous lawyer and Bavarian minister of Justice, fired for signing a memorandum against Lola Montez.
An original water-coloured drawing on oval thicker paper, mounted on a contemporary tan paper, represents young Karl, Freiherr von Schrenck (1806-1884), from a noble German family Schrenck von Notzing, a later Bavarian Minister of Justice...
ANNIBALE CARACCI. VOLTA DELLA GALLERIA CARACCI (PALAZZO FARNESE)
Highly decorative large late 18th century copper engraving after the frescoes by Annibale Caracci in Rome. With beautiful original colouring and gold highlights.
Dieser wunderschön kolorierte Kupferstich zeigt die fünf zentralen Bildfelder des Deckengewölbes der „Galleria Caracci“ des Palazzo Farnese in Rom. Die reich ausgestattete Galerie befindet sich im piano nobile des westlichen Flügels des Palazzos, dem heutigen Sitz der Französischen Botschaft in Rom.
Benannt nach dem Bologneser Künstler Annibale Caracci (1560 Bologna-1609 Rom) und seiner Werkstatt, handelt es sich bei den Fresken um zentrale ...