London, South Kensington
16 November 2004
MAPS -- A collection of 48 hand-coloured engraved and woodcut maps of the 16th- to the 19th-century by Tommas Porcacchi from L'isole piu famose del mondo (21 maps), Sebastian Münster from Cosmographia (6 maps from Latin and French editions) and 21 others by, inter alios, Ptolemaeus (3), Bellin (2) and Jeffreys (2). 300 x 213mm. diminishing to 126 x 210mm. All loosely mounted with typed descriptions, rexine folder. 10 of the maps are of American interest including Hispaniola and Cuba by Porcacchi; the remainder are of Europe including 17 of Greece and its islands by Porcacchi.
With a further collection of 18 engraved and woodcut maps of the 16th- to the 18th- century by Bellin (5 maps), Ptolemaeus (3), Moll (3), Münster (2), Vaugondy (2), Bowen (1), Jefferys (1) and Sanson (1). 328 x 206mm. diminishing to 185 x 240mm. All loosely mounted with typed descriptions, rexine folder. Includes 9 of American and Caribbean interest with Ptolomaeus' map of Hispaniola and Moll's Jamaica. Added to the lot are 6 prints, 3 from de Bry's America. Sold as a collection of maps and prints, not subject to return. (2)
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