London: George Phillip & Son (32 Fleet St. in association with "Times & Tide"), 1956. Near fine printed color map measuring 36x46 inches, with folds as issued. Decorative, with keys for his Sea, Air, Rail and Road journeys, and for the major conferences of the time. Also 10 colored vignettes with various aircraft and ships applicable to the individual journeys. Churchill's journey's criss-cross the Atlantic. The 8.5x6 inch cardboard case, with a famous b&w view of the leader on the front, is intact, but the edges are beginning to separate and it is somewhat soiled. This is a rather uncommon item with the map this clean..
London: Thomas and John Bowles, 1740. Very good, b&w as issued, with nice margins. The image measures 8 x 10.75 inches (20 x 27.5 cm). The date is approximate. A very nice image. For a discussion of Moll, see Reinhartz's "The Cartographer and the Literati," and Worms and Baynton-Williams "British Map Engravers." This is Kershaw's state IV, with "Vol. 1. p. 714" in the upper left margin and "2" in the upper right margin, with text on both lower corners of the map.. Very Good. Map.
London: C. F. Cheffins, 9 Southampton Buildings, 1838. Map with folds as issued, overall very good condition with original hand color, a few fold separations (no image loss) with a couple of partial repairs verso (clear, archival paper tape, so verso text completely legible). Two sheets folded into the stiff, green paper boards (title on boards "Map of the London & Birmingham Railway, and the Adjacent Country 1837). Although the boards tate 1837, the map itself clearly stipulates a publication date of Jan. 1, 1838, and is stated to be "The Company's Official Map..." The boards measure 6 x 3.75 inches, and are a bit scuffed and wrinkled, with the pasted label missing a piece from the right lower corner, but with the printing generally intact. The map is in two sheets, on stiff paper, with the title sheet runs from London westward to "Pt. of Oxon," and the second sheet runs from Towcester west past Birmingham. The image on both sheets measures approximately 11 x 27 inches. This is quite an uncommon period map of this railroad. Verso text includes fares and distance tables.. First Edition Thus. Very Good. Map.
Amsterdam: Visscher, Nicholas (Nicolaus), 1685. Very good, early color (perhaps some recent enhancement), few tiny worm holes, minor restoration at lower right (no image loss) and flattened center fold. Minmial browning margins. The date is approximate. Numerous biblical vignettes, some with Hebrew lettering. This was done for a Dutch bible, this one published by Visscher in Amsterday. Shirley's entry 457 is a similar map but without the Visscher imprint (and this issue does not have the tabular information in the lower central area. North America is labeled with "Japhet," and "Eden" is shown towards the cetner of the depiction of Asia. The vignettes are quite decorative. Moxon was a print and globe-maker, and he was the first tradesman to be elected to the Royal Society (online Dictionary of National Biography). The image measures 32 x 46 cm (18 x 12.5 inches), and has good margins..
Paris: Hotel De Thou, Rue Des Poitevins, 1787. Near fine three-sheet map set, copperplate engravings, b&w as issued, each image measuring approximately 23 x 33 cm. Engraved by Gaspar André. These are sheets 5, 6 and 7 from Bonne and Desmarest's "Atlas Encyclpedique..." Several wind diagrams present. The eastern sheet shows India and "Taprobana" Island. The western sheet shows portions of northeastern Africa. .
Paris: Hotel De Thou, Rue Des Poitevins, 1787. Near fine, two sheet copperplate engraved set, plates 18 and 19, b&w as issued from the "Atlas Encyclopedique..." by Bonne and Desmarest. Engraved by Gaspar André. A nice wind rose is present on the lower left of sheet 18 (the western sheet). Each image measures approximately 23 x 33 cm..
Paris: Hotel De Thou, Rue Des Poitevins, 1787. Near fine map of Italy from Bonne and Desmarest's "Atlas Encylopedique..." Engraved by Gaspar André. Prime meridians are Paris and the Isle de Fer. Nine separate scales. B&W, as issued. This is plate 51 from the atlas. The copperplate engraved image measures 33 x 23 cm. Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica are shown..
Paris: Hotel De Thou, Rue Des Poitevins, 1787. Very good, copperplate engraved map, b&w as issued, with some generalized browning. Engraved by Gaspar André. Several tables with climactic information present, and a spherical represenation of climactic zones in the lower right corner. This is plate 22 from the "Atlas Encyclopedique..." by Bonne and Desmarest. The image measures approximately 23 X 33 cm..
Paris: Hotel De Thou, Rue Des Poitevins, 1787. Near fine copperplate, engraved map, b&w as issued. Engraved by Gaspar André. From Bonne and Desmarest's 1787 "Atlas Encyclopedique..." This is plate 44 from the atlas. Seven separate scales. Prime meridians Paris and Isle de Fer. The image measures 23 x 33 cm..
Hamburg: Fuchs, 1914. Very good, on thin paper, with original color, folds as issued (now flattened with some archival tape repair at folds on verso). Mild foxing most evident n lower margin. These maps, often ephemeral in nature, are now all increasingly scarce. Although the date on the map is 1870, it was published by Fuchs ("Verlag von Chs. Fuchs' lith. Inst. Hamburg" in lower right margin just outside neatline), and the text in the lower margin is in both German and French. The map image measures 24 x 38 cm. on a sheet 36 x 46 cm. There is a second title within the neatline: Carte drôlatique d'Europe pour 1870.. First Edition Thus.
Amsterdam: Schenk and Valk, 1708. Very good, minimal foxing, early color copperplate from this 1708 (original version published in 1660 by Jansson) Schenk/Valk issue of (Andreas Cellarius') "Harmonia Macrocosmica Seu Atlas Universalis Et Novus." The striking image measures 41 x 51 cm on a sheet 50 x 59 cm. Numerous cherubim surrond the eastern hemispheric view, which is also divided into frigid, termperate, tropical and torrid zones. There are separate armillary and habitat zonal spheres in the lower corners. Ref: Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Cel.3. There are bilateral, faint water-stains in the pink circular band surrounding the map image..
Amsterdam: Schenk and Valk, 1708. Very good, minimal foxing, early color (with more recent enhancement) copperplate from this 1708 (original version published in 1660 by Jansson) Schenk/Valk issue of (Andreas Cellarius') "Harmonia Macrocosmica Seu Atlas Universalis Et Novus." The striking image measures 43 x 52 cm on a sheet 51 x 60 cm. Numerous cherubim surrond the circular view, as does an outer circle of a number of signs of the zodiac. There are a couple of pinhole defects, repaired verso, with no significant loss of imate. Ref: Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Cel.3..
Paris: apud autorem and Aut. Boudet, 1752. Very good, early hand color, wide margins on laid paper. This is a rather decorative double hemisphere (eastern and western) image.Two watermarks visible verso. Two cartouches upper (title) and lower (notes) central map. The date on the map is 1752, but this is from an "Atlas Universel..." ca. 1757. An image of the map appears in the online David Rumsey Map Collection. Each hemisphere is 35 cm (13.75 inches) in diameter, on a sheet measuring 53 x 83 cm (21 x 32 5 inches), including margins. (Ref: Pedley. Belle et utile, p. 135, no.13.). Map.
Nuremberg: Homann Heirs, 1746. Very good, heavy paper, early color, dual hemisphere world map. This is rather decorative, with the four additional smaller polar spheric projections on the map, and two diagrams relating to the position of the sun. Each of the main hemispheric images is 27 cm in diameter, with the full image measuring 46 x 54 cm, on sheet measuring 52 x 62 cm. This is a strong impression, with the cartouches uncolored, as issued. Titles in Latin and French. Two extra printers creases in upper margin; very small portion of right lower corner missing (well outside platemark and neatline). Old 1 cm taped repair to verso of lower margin. Centerfold as issued. .
Chicago: Rand McNally & Co., 1917. Very good lithographic color, folds as issued, with virtually no fold separations (vertical cut extending approximately 7 inches lower map, without image loss, repaired verso with archival paper tape). Original paper lettered wraps intact. Inset: General War Map, lower left corner. Very detailed, with coded city/town locations verso for France and a small portion of Germany. The image measures 30.5 x 20.5 inches (78 x 52 cm), with elaborate road and waterway detail. Folds into paper covers measuring 6 x 4 inches. This was one of a series of "Four Great Military Maps of the Western Front in Europe," with this map being no. 3 of the series (list inside front cover). The date is approximate. (No. 3) appears at top of front cover title. Cover also indicates: "Presented in Minute Detail with Cities, Towns and Villages, Forts and Fortified Places, Railroads and Highways, Rivers and Canals, the Forests, and the Physical and Political Features of the Regions" and "Compiled from the Latest Military Maps of the Army Staffs in Washington, London, and Paris, and from Other Official Sources.". Original Wraps (Paper). Very Good.
Chicago: Rand McNally & Co., 1917. Very good lithographic color, folds as issued, with virtually no fold separations. Original paper lettered wraps intact, with rear cover trimmed a bit at outer edge. Inset: General War Map, lower left corner. Very detailed, with coded city/town locations verso for Belgium, Luxemburg and France. The image measures 20.5 x 30.5 inches (52 x 78 cm), with elaborate road and waterway detail. Folds into paper covers measuring 6 x 4 inches. This was one of a series of "Five Great Military Maps of the Western Front in Europe," with this map being no. 2 of the series (list inside front cover). The date is approximate. (No. 2) appears at top of front cover title. Cover also indicates: "Presented in Minute Detail with Cities, Towns and Villages, Forts and Fortified Places, Railroads and Highways, Rivers and Canals, the Forests, and the Physical and Political Features of the Regions" and "Compiled from the Latest Military Maps of the Army Staffs in Washington, London, and Paris, and from Other Official Sources.". Original Wraps (Paper). Very Good.
Dordrecht: Keur, 1748. Very good double hemisphere world map from a Keur bible, b&w as issued. The engraver/designer for this map was J. v. Jagen (sculps. et dir.; engraved on lower central edge of plate just inside neatline). Folds as issued. Two smaller spheres upper (Polus Arcticus) and lower (Polus Antarcticus) center. The majority of place names and verso text are in Dtuch. The decorative allegorical surrounds are quite nice. The map image measures 30 x 45 cm, with the diameter of each hemisphere measuring 22 cm. The Keur family were active bible publishers from the mid 17th to mid 18th centuries. This particular map corresponds to variant K III, entry 137, p. 205 in Poortman and Augusteijn's "Kaarten in Bijbels..." The map date is approximate. There is no recto title banner for this issue.. Very Good. Map.
Philadelphia: Charles Desilver, 1856. Very good lithographed map in original duall-tone color, with the Baltic Sea central to the imate. Decorative border, with image measuring 14.75 x 23.5 inches, and insets of: Cronstadt and St. Petersburg, Sveaborg, Port Baltic, Chart of Reval and Riga. Minimal browning at margins, centerfold as issued, from Desilver's "A New Universal Atlas" in 1856 (largely a reissue of SA Mitchell's 1846 atlas of the same title). Rather detailed in terms of major sea ports surrounding the Baltic, incluiding Scandinavia, going west to the Strait of Dover, and east to the Gulf of Bothnia. .
Paris (en La Cite): Andre-Augustin Lottin, 1801. VG, scarce, b&w as issued. A nice small view of northern Egypt, with some vague cartographic detail, with the regional course of the Nile River central to the map. Heavy, hand made paper, with folds as issued. Joly was a monk, and a prolific publisher. This is from the scarce "Atlas de L'Ancienne Geographie Universelle Comparee a la Moderne...". The image is 9x7 inches. .
Paris: Garnier Freres, 1880. Very good, hand colored outlines, later Malte-Brun map from "Atlas de Geographie Universelle...". The above date is approximate. The attractive image measures 8.75x12 inches..