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Mappemonde ou sont marquees les Nouvelles Decouvertes.
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Mappemonde ou sont marquees les Nouvelles Decouvertes.

By WORLD) Brion de la Tour, Louis (mapmaker).

Paris.. [ 1799]. Engraved map with outline handcolor, old mounting on linen, sheet size 22 x 31 inches (55.5 x 78cm), folding to 10 1/2 x 11 inches. With images in the four corners representing the continents and at top centre representing Helios, the sun. The map has an older mounting on linen with ribbon edging, now coming loose. There is a discolored area at upper left in the decorative border; this is much more accentuated in the digital image than appears with the eye. Discoloration to linen backing; overall toning and scattered light foxing. The cartouche shows the publishing date as year 7 of the French Republic (1799). Other works by C (citoyen) Brion and C Clermont (another cartographer) are listed. On the map are shown the journeys of explorers including those of Captain Cook. A most decorative and interesting map. .

$1750.00

Tasmania Brochures.
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Tasmania Brochures.

By TASMANIA)

Hobart, Tasmania.: Tasmanian Government Tourist Bureau.. No date. Ca. 1960.. Three illustrated brochures (8 ¼ x 5 ¼ inches) promoting tourism in Tasmania. "Presenting Tasmania Jewel of the South Pacific" (16 pp); "Tasmania the Island State of the Australian Commonwealth" (32 pp); "Tasmania Gem of the South" (40 pp). Each brochure includes a map. The brochures are in very good clean condition. The trio comprise and engaging collection of Tasmanian tourism ephemera from approximately 55 years ago .

$85.00

A Savage of Nootka Sound
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A Savage of Nootka Sound

By CANADA - BRITISH COLUMBIA - NOOTKA SOUND) Webber (illus). Page (sculp)

No date. Ca. 1800.. Copper plate engraving, image 6 1/2 x 5 inches on thick wove paper sheet 10 x 7 1/2 inches. Scattered foxing, mostly in margins, good condition. This is the image of a man of Nootka Sound, which is on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, by artist John Webber, originally published in the report of the third voyage of Captain Cook, here from an early 19th century publication. The direction of the image is reversed from that in the original publication, reflecting the fact that the engraver, in producing a print for this later publication, has engraved the image onto the plate to match the original, and, in printing, the image is reversed. .

$45.00

China Burma India War Sector, etc
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China Burma India War Sector, etc

By WORLD WAR II)

Chicago.: Geographical Publishing Company.. No date. Ca. 1941.. Color maps on single sheet, 36 x 28 inches, additional maps on verso, folding as issued to 9 1/4 x 7 inches, a few short separations at fold intersections; good, clean condition. Includes listing "Chronology of Important War Events Since December 8, 1941, plus maps of Japan, Tokyo, and Greater Pacific Battle Zone. Verso includes WLS radio stations listing, maps of Italy, English Channel, Southern Greece, Western Mediterranean Sea, Theatre of War Germany and France, Baltic Sea and Scandinavia. .

$55.00

Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle (January to December 1762)
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Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle (January to December 1762)

By BRITISH EMPIRE IN NORTH AMERICA, ETC.) Urban, Sylvanus(David Henry) Editor. Gibson, J. (sculp.) et al

London.: D. Henry and R. Cave at St. John's Gate.. Volume XXXII.. 1762.. Bound volume for the year of 1762; 8.75 x 5.25 inches; 3/4 leather binding; title page and preface; 633 pp plus index (listing Essays, Poetry, Names, etc. for the 12 issues). Rear board missing, front cover detached, text block split vertically in middle of volume, corners bumped. Contents in very good condition, but the volume's integrity as a book is severely diminished by its faults. Bookplate on verso of front cover identifies Richard Pulteney, MD, the English physician who advanced acceptance of Linnaean taxonomy and the author of the first English language biography of the botanist. The volume is notable for the various maps gathered in its pages (dimensions given are for plate size and are approximate). These consist of: 1) An Accurate Map of the West Indies with the Adjacent Coast (7.25 x 11.5 inches); 2) Plan of Gibraltar (6.75 x 17 inches w/ restorable discoloration at one fold); 3) A Map of the Island of Jamaica (4.5 x 7.5); 4) A Map of the Kingdom of Portugal (12.75 x 7.5 inches; short tear at gutter edge); 5) A Plan of the Siege of the Havanna Drawn by an Officer on the Spot 1762 (7 x 10 inches); 6) An Accurate Map of the British Empire in Nth America as Settled by the Preliminaries in 1762 (8.25 x 10 inches); also, four folding maps "Large Map of Part of Silesia" Nos. 21, 22, 23 and 27 (bound, as directed in the List of Plates, at the end of the volume. Other plates include the Hemlock Plant (with tear); Newgate Prison (with tear); portrait of Lord Albermarle; Anatomical Representation of His Late Majesty's Heart. Despite the volume's condition, it represents a desirable collection of maps which are in exceptionally good condition, clean and bright. .

$1150.00

Fall of the Barrow
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Fall of the Barrow

By ARCTIC) Lyon, Capt. (illus). Edward Finden (engraved by)

London.: John Murray.. 1824.. Engraving, image 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches on sheet size 8 x 10 1/2 inches. Faint toning to right edge (outside image area); very good, clean condition. A view of a waterfall on the Barrow River, from the Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North-west Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; Performed in the Years 1821-22-23, in His Majesty's Ships Fury and Hecla, Under the Orders of William Edward Parry. .

$110.00

Map I - The Russian Front, Map II - The Balkans, Map III - Italy & South France, Map IV - The Western Front, Map V - Southeastern Asia, Map VI - The Southwest Pacific, Map VII - The North Pacific. LOT OF SEVEN MAPS OF WORLD WAR II BATTLE FRONTS
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Map I - The Russian Front, Map II - The Balkans, Map III - Italy & South France, Map IV - The Western Front, Map V - Southeastern Asia, Map VI - The Southwest Pacific, Map VII - The North Pacific. LOT OF SEVEN MAPS OF WORLD WAR II BATTLE FRONTS

By WORLD WAR II BATTLE FRONTS) Eliot, George Fielding. Thompson, Kenneth W. (mapmaker)

Remington Rand.. Copyright 1944.. Seven color bird's eye view style maps, each 12 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches on sheet size 18 1/4 x 21 inches. Light vertical creasing, soft edge wear to a couple of sheets, overall very good condition. This is a complete set of seven maps published by the Library Bureau of Remington Rand, located in OCLC under different descriptive titles, including "Stratospheric views of the seven strategic fronts of World War II" and "World War II Battlefronts." Taking a bird's eye view of the globe and with relief artistically rendered, Kenneth Thompson depicts World War II battlefronts; descriptive text beneath the image is by George Fielding Eliot. In keeping with the "aviation-age" cartography, the unusual perspective (from above, and often with a direction other than north at the top of the map) challenges the viewer to reconsider the geopolitical situation. .

$285.00

Mercator World and Hemispheres. Excello Series
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Mercator World and Hemispheres. Excello Series

By WORLD MAP)

Indianapolis.: The George F. Cram Company, Inc.. No date. Ca. 1940s.. Color wall map, on linen dissected into 16 panels, two grommets across upper edge (as issued), 49 x 40 inches, folding as issued into 12 1/2 x 10 1/2 inch cloth covered boards. Ex-library with markings on spine and labels on inside cover. Cover extremities lightly worn, map in good condition with light wear and occasional faint soiling. Scale 1:42,650,000 or 1 inch equals 675 miles. The top features a map of the Western and Eastern Hemispheres. The lower half features a World Map with time zones. .

$75.00

United Press Foreign News Maps.  Korea, Asia, Europe, Near East, Far East, The Balkans, The World. Map title: United Press Foreign News Map of the Eastern Hemisphere.
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United Press Foreign News Maps. Korea, Asia, Europe, Near East, Far East, The Balkans, The World. Map title: United Press Foreign News Map of the Eastern Hemisphere.

By KOREA / WORLD / WORLD WAR II)

United Press.. No date. Ca. 1940s.. Pamphlet, 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches, unfolding to color map 20 1/4 x 29 inches, additional color maps on verso. Soft crease to lower left corner, 1 inch piece of clear tape to upper left corner (just outside neat line) and 1 inch piece of clear tape to mid upper edge of map; very good. Map of the Eastern Hemisphere featuring Supply Routes, Plane & ship Distance, Bomber Flying Ranges, Cities & Towns, Railroads, Mountains & Rivers, Naval & Air Bases, etc. Verso includes a 4 panel map of Korea, a 2 panel map of Europe, and a single panel Air Age Map of the World. Maps are by C.S. Hammond. .

$85.00

Incidents and Narratives of Travel in Europe, Asia, Africa and America in Various Periods of History
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Incidents and Narratives of Travel in Europe, Asia, Africa and America in Various Periods of History

By TRAVEL) John Frost, LL.D

Auburn and Buffalo, NY.: John E. Beardsley.. First Edition.. 1857.. Illustrated with crude wood engravings, 9 x 6 inches, 544 pp plus 8 pp adverts, embossed covers and spine (all now detached); missing front free endpaper; colored frontispiece. Pages marked by time-toning or light foxing. Name plate to front paste-down. Text block intact and tight. The volume contains over 45 narratives described in a headline at the outset as "Perilous Adventures and Thrilling Incidents of Travellers." Many of the titles of these short narratives appear designed to keep people from leaving wherever they are, no matter how dreary it may be, as the world is a wicked and dangerous place: "An Earthquake Adventure in Italy"; "Terrible Shipwreck at the Cape of Good Hope"; "Encounter With Robbers in Turkey"; "Singular Encounter with a Cobra di Capello" Etc. Other short tales report on newly settled regions in western America: "Adventures in Oregon" with illustration of Astoria; "Adventures in California" with illustration of gold washing; "Adventures in the Upper Missouri" with illustration of Mandan Village; "Notes of a Traveller in Texas" with illustration of the Alamo. Several entries on Canada, with "Roughing it in Canada," "The Indians of Canada,""Adventures of Captain Head in Canada." A useful soporific for the drowsy reader. .

$25.00

Kaizo Saishin sekai zenzu.  (Revised Complete up-to-date world map.)  ????????
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Kaizo Saishin sekai zenzu. (Revised Complete up-to-date world map.) ????????

By WORLD)

Tokyo.: Yubunkan. Taisho 13. 114th correction made Showa 11 ( 1936).. Color lithographic map, 28 1/4 x 39 1/2 inches on sheet size 31 x 42 3/4 inches, folding as issued to 10 x 6 inches, with paper tab attached at right centre edge to enable it to be bound into a folder (this appears to be after-market). Very good condition. A handsome, detailed world map bordered in upper and lower margins with city maps. Text in Japanese. Original publication date of 1913 (Taisho 2) noted in left margin, with 1936 (Showa 11) being the date when the 114th correction was made. Somewhat mysteriously, given this fact, we have not been able to locate another copy of this title. WorldCat lists many different maps by this mapmaker, Kuroiwa Yoshima, but no world maps. The publishing company is Yubunkan, and the person who did the publishing/printing was Kanai Naozo (Kanda-ku, Tokyo) – likely the owner or head of the company. Other maps by Kuroiwa were of Sapporo, Japan, Manchukuo. A further mystery is the meaning of the red and black-dotted lines, which appear to be lines of global communication, perhaps cable lines. A striking map demonstrating Japan's central place on the world stage in the years leading up to the Second World War. .

$475.00

Watson's New and Complete Illustrated Atlas of the World. Indexed. Compiled from the Latest Official Sources. Showing the Entire Railroad System in Detail, Post Routes, Historical and Geographical Description of Each State and Territory
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Watson's New and Complete Illustrated Atlas of the World. Indexed. Compiled from the Latest Official Sources. Showing the Entire Railroad System in Detail, Post Routes, Historical and Geographical Description of Each State and Territory

By ATLAS)

New York.: Gaylord Watson.. Copyright 1885.. Color maps, double-page (tipped in) and single page, color illustrations and graphs, black and white illustrations, decorative endpapers, 250pp, 14 x 11 3/4 inches, decorative embossed cloth covered boards (hardbound). Front and rear hinges split and loose but still attached, covers soiled and rubbed; scattered foxing to title page and occasional pages (mainly in outer margins), ink and pencil notations to text page (Vermont), one map is partially detached from binding tab with slightly worn edge but otherwise the text block is tight. Maps in very good condition. All double page maps are tipped in; most of the maps are double sided. There are also illustrations of Flags of All Nations, Bird's-Eye-View of the Holy Land, Astronomical Chart, plus "Historical and Descriptive Facts of the States and Territories of the United States" with in-text black and white illustrations, an "Historical Chronology for One Hundred and Twenty-Four Years" with in-text illustrations of places around the world. An uncommon atlas. .

$245.00

Seal-Hunting in the Northern Seas
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Seal-Hunting in the Northern Seas

By SEALING) Schell and Hogan, from sketches by J.W. Hayward

New York.: Harper's Weekly.. 04-16- 1881.. Single-page black and white wood engraving, approximately 9 x 13 1/2 inches on sheet size 11 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches, from Harper's Weekly of April 16, 1881. Very good, clean condition. An image showing the barbaric nature of seal hunting. .

$55.00

Terraquea; or, a New System of Geography and Modern History. Volume I
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Terraquea; or, a New System of Geography and Modern History. Volume I

By WORLD) Gordon, Rev. James

Dublin.. 1790.. VOLUME ONE ONLY (of four). Two engraved folding maps, xxxii+336pp, 8 1/4 x 5 inches, leather covered boards (hardbound). Covers rubbed; pencil notations to rear pastedown, 3/4 inch repaired tear to lower right edge of the World map, very good clean condition. Note: in the digital image the World map appears to be cropped to the neatline at the right edge; this is NOT the case, this is the gutter edge and there is a margin of approximately 1/2 inch. Text contents of this volume include The Globe's Surface, The Spanish Peninsula and the Islands on Its Coasts, and Switzerland. There are two beautifully engraved copper plate folding maps: "The World with the Latest Discoveries" and "A New Map of Spain Designed for the Present State of Spain." Apart from the repaired tear the maps are in very clean, bright condition. .

$435.00

The New Household Atlas of the World
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The New Household Atlas of the World

By ATLAS)

Chicago.: Rand McNally & Company.. Copyright 1884. 1885.. Hard cover atlas, 10.25 x 7 inches, 136pp, featuring single and double-page color maps of the states and territories and single page color maps of the rest of the world: Canada, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa etc. Covers are bumped and abraded; fabric covering to spine twisted and puckered; chips to some early pages; covers loosely attached; contents tightly bound (staples) and in good condition. The Atlas was produced by Rand McNally for the Chicago Weekly News and was priced at $2.00. The title page boasts of "very full descriptive matter" accompanying each map. There are also color charts and diagrams relating to matters of civic and commercial interest. Light pencil notations to two or three pages. The Chicago Weekly News proudly touts itself as "the cheapest weekly in America. One dollar a year, postage included." Overall, an interesting publication with attractive color maps (states and territories chiefly) in single or double-page format; contents in good condition. .

$125.00

Consolidated Finance. International Radio News Map First Edition.
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Consolidated Finance. International Radio News Map First Edition.

By WORLD WAR II)

1940.. Pamphlet, 9 x 4 inches, opening to 19 3/4 x 26 3/4 inches, two sides of color maps. Very good condition One side features a map of the world with a Political and Military Legend. On the verso is a particularly interesting "Western Hemisphere Defense Map" showing North and South America on which are marked US Naval Bases and Operating Bases, U.S. Navy Yards, U.S Naval-Air Bases Acquired from Britain, Foreign Naval Bases and Stations, Proposed U.S. Naval-Air Bases, Proposed Foreign Naval-Air Bases, Major Air Bases, the U.S. Combat Zone and the Western Hemisphere Neutrality Zone. A Disputed Area is shown adjacent to Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Brazil. A table lists the "Defensive Strength of the Americas" with Army, Navy and Air Force statistics. There is also a three panel map of the "Southern Europe and the Mediterranean Theater of War", plus a Calendar of World Events (ending with Dec. 14, 1940). .

$65.00

Dai Nihon Yochi Benran.  大日本輿地便覽
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Dai Nihon Yochi Benran. 大日本輿地便覽

By JAPAN - ATLAS / WORLD MAP / CALIFORNIA AS AN ISLAND) Yamazaki, Yoshimoto.

Tenpo 5. 1834.. TWO VOLUMES, 76 double page color woodblock maps (41+35), 10 1/8 x 7 inches (26 x 18 cm), Japanese accordion style binding with decorative embossed paper covers. There is worming to many, but not all, of the pages, occasional light soiling to margins, covers quite worn. This beautiful woodblock atlas begins with a map of Japan, which is followed by maps of the individual provinces, and finally a map of the world. This map makes clear the effects on geographic knowledge of Japan's long closure to outside influence: California is mapped as an island and Australia (marked "megaranika" presumably relating to the color of the inhabitants) is joined to New Guinea to the north and to Antarctica at the south examples of outdated geographical knowledge. New Zealand does not appear on the map .

$2500.00

Maris Mediterranei Antiqua Divisio
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Maris Mediterranei Antiqua Divisio

By ANCIENT WORLD) Briet, Philippe

No date. Ca. 1650.. Copper plate engraved map, uncolored, approx. 5 x 8 inches on sheet 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches, very good condition (one small spot at lower right corner of map). 3 insets "Mare Caspium Seu Hyrcanum", "Os Ponti Euxini" and "Os Mediterranei". Text in Latin on verso. .

$135.00

Chart of the Pacific Ocean
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Chart of the Pacific Ocean

By PACIFIC OCEAN) Arrowsmith

London.: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme.. 1808.. Engraved map, outline handcolor, 9 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches on sheet size 10 3/4 x 16 1/4 inches, centrefold as issued. Faint foxing to edges and soft toning along centerfold; very good condition. A fascinating early 19th century view of the Pacific, with routes of famous explorers. The southern coast of Australia and all but the eastern coast of Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania) are uncharted. .

$165.00

Woman of Nootka Sound, on the North West Coast of America
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Woman of Nootka Sound, on the North West Coast of America

By CANADA - BRITISH COLUMBIA - NOOTKA SOUND) Webber (illus). Lyddiker (sculp)

No date. Ca. 1800.. Copper plate engraving, image 6 1/2 x 5 inches on thick wove paper sheet 10 x 8 inches. Scattered light foxing in image area, heavier along the edge of the sheet, good condition. This is the image of a woman of Nootka Sound, which is on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, by artist John Webber, originally published in the report of the third voyage of Captain Cook, here from an early 19th century publication. The direction of the image is reversed from that in the original publication, reflecting the fact that the engraver, in producing a print for this later publication, has engraved the image onto the plate to match the original, and, in printing, the image is reversed. .

$60.00

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