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(Map / Chart- Ottoman, Turkish Empire): Estats De L'Empire Du Grand Seigneur Des Turcs, En...

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Paris: H. Jaillot, 1695. VG, heavy paper, hand colored, decorative cartouche, inset of southern mediterranean / Algerian coast. A striking image, after Sanson and copied by several later cartographers. The above date is approximate, although clearly printed with the 5 scales indicated on the map.. Some browning and chipping of lower margin, not crossing neatline and easily covered by matting. This depicts the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire at the time, with its reaches through Asia, Europe and Africa. Includes environs of Mediterranean, Black, Red and Caspian Seas, with the "Golfe D'Ormus" at the western edge of the map. Includes details of Mediterranean with Cyprus, Rhodes, Candie, Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica, and much more. This is a very uncommon map, with the image measuring 18x25 inches (centerfold as issued)..
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$1,200.00
(Map of Holy Land- Canaan): Canaan

(Map of Holy Land- Canaan): Canaan

by Speed (Speede), John

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London: Christopher Browne (at the Globe near the West End of St. Pauls Church), 1695. Good, hand colored outlines, This is the Christopher Browne imprint (see Roderick M. Barron's description in his catalogue 33 as to the recent discovery of this imprint, separate from the more commonly reported Bassett and Chiswell 1676 plate), which may be more common than initially thought. Browne published a bit later, and had purchased the Bassett and Chiswell plates, then changed the name on a few of those (of which this plate was one; very few survive), and the date here is approximate. This is a striking image with Jerusalem inset, newly updated and published in the 1676 edition (date approximate) of Speed's " A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World". There is some general browning, with some professional restorations at folds (virtually no image loss), mild upper margin staining (mostly in blank areas) and backed with Japon paper. A custom case was made for this map, after… Read More
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$1,495.00
(City / Town Plan - Toledo, Spain): Toletum

(City / Town Plan - Toledo, Spain): Toletum

by Braun, Georg and Hogenberg, Franz

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$1,800.00

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Braun & Hogenberg, 1598. Near fine, early color, latin edition (applicable text verso). Very decorative town plan of Toledo, Spain from this edition of the famous city atlas. Cherubim, palace, temple all present as separate images. These plans are well-known to collectors, and this particular item is increasingly uncommon. The full atlas was published in 6 volumes, in various editions, from 1572-1617. It was a collaborative work between many artists, engravers and cartographers (for a nice discussion of the history of this atlas, see Goss's THE MAPMAKERS ART, pp. 260-5). The map image measures 12.75x20 inches..
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$1,800.00
(Celestial chart, lunar orbits and eclipses): Theoria Lunae, Eius Motum Per Eccentricum Et...

(Celestial chart, lunar orbits and eclipses): Theoria Lunae, Eius Motum Per Eccentricum Et Epicyclum Demonstrans

by Valk, Gerard and Schenk, Petrus [Cellarius, Andreas]

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$2,675.00

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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..
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$2,675.00
Property Map of Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, Prepared by Hudson Maxim for the Morris Canal...

Property Map of Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, Prepared by Hudson Maxim for the Morris Canal Investigation Commission, November 16, 1912, Compiled from Various Maps and Actual Surveys by P. E. Boomer, C. E.

by Maxim, Hudson; & P. E. Boomer

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Used - Near Fine condition
Edition
First Edition
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Paperback
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Henderson, Nevada
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$1,495.00

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Borough of Hopatcong, New Jersey?, 1912. Near Fine condition. SEE PHOTO. This is a beautiful and very scarce color map of Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey. When unfolded it measures 18" tall by 38" wide. Some folds have been neatly reinforced on the blank side with archival-quality document repair tape. Buildings are represented by red squares, water in green. Some of the properties and locations depicted are: Port Morris, Landing, Roxbury Township, Borough of Mount Arlington, Byram Township, Nolans Point, Atlas Powder Co., Brookland, Borough of Hopatcong, Byram Cove, Henderson Bay, Byram Bay, Maxim Park, Jefferson Township, Woodport, Hurdtown, Hurd Mining Co., W. M. Force Estate, John P. Lawless, Mary Ingram estate, Aaron Peck estate, Raccoon Island, Halsey Island, Bertrand Island, Theodore King, Gertrude Otten, Violet Littell, Robert Dunlap estate, etc. Full title: "Property Map of Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, Prepared by Hudson Maxim for the Morris Canal Investigation Commission,… Read More
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[World Map, Bible]: A Map of all the Earth and how after the Flood it was divided among the Sons...

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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..
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$1,975.00
cihannuma (mirror of the world) complete copy with all of the maps, contemporary hand-colored
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cihannuma (mirror of the world) complete copy with all of the maps, contemporary hand-colored

by KATIB CELEBI (Mustafa ibn Abd Allah, aka Haci Halife, 1609-1657)

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Used - Very Good
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first ed.
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Hardcover
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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$100,000.00

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with 40 contemporary hand-colored maps complete. corners of the first 4p. repaired with missing of few words from the preface. otherwise, fine copy in modern fine Ottoman style binding lavishly gilt in gold. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION OF THE JIHANNUMA. Planned as a great cosmosgraphy, the work was never completed, although Katib Celebi wrote two versions. The text contained here is the second version, rewritten after the author had acquired a Mercator-Hondius Atlas minor (Koemans mistakenly considered the Jihannuma a translation into Turkish of that Atlas). It covers the world from Japan to the Ottoman borders and is well-illustrated with engraved maps, including: the World in twin hemispheres, the World in oval projection, Europe, Africa, Asia, America, the North and South Poles, Arabia, Japan and various other parts of Asia and Asia Minor. Several of the maps and diagrams had appeared in earlier books printed by Mteferrika.The author, born Mustafa ibn Abd Allah at Constantinople in 1609, was a prolific… Read More
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$100,000.00
Atlas-i Cedid (the modern Atlas) with the text, Ucalet ul Cografiya. 2 vols.
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Atlas-i Cedid (the modern Atlas) with the text, Ucalet ul Cografiya. 2 vols.

by Mahmud Raif Pasha

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Used - Very Good
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first and only ed.
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Hardcover
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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$170,000.00

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The Text volume printed in 1218 H-1803 AD by Abd ur Rahman el Muderris in Uskudar. 79 ff in hard cover binding with gilt Tughra of the Sultan Abdul Hamid II. and the second volume in full leather binding tooled in gold, contains 24 maps (of 25) lacking the celestial chart. otherwise, complete fine set in a contemporary fine binding for the Atlas volume. limited to 50 copies. Cedid Atlas (or Atlas-ı Cedid) is the first published atlas in the Muslim world, printed and published in 1803 in Istanbul, then the capital of the Ottoman Empire. The full title name of the atlas reads as Cedid Atlas Tercümesi (meaning, literally, "A Translation of a New Atlas") and in most libraries outside Turkey, it is recorded and referenced accordingly. Although manuscripts and hand-drawn maps were widely available throughout the Muslim world, due mainly to religious reasons, the printing of books started only in 1729 by Ibrahim Muteferrika and the Cedid Atlas could only be published in 1803 by Müderris Abdurrahman Efendi… Read More
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ENGLISH ATLAS, Tome the First - AFRICA: being an Accurate Description of the regions of Aegypt,...

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London: Printed by Tho. Johnson for the author, and are to be had at his house in White Fryers. First edition., 1670 from signed Preface. Hardcover. Fair. Full-page emblematic copperplate frontis of AFRICA with black figures, camel, crocodile & lion + full-page plate of Egyptian Mummies + 46 copper engravings in text, but LACKS all 53 engraved plates & maps inserted on tabs in other copies of first edition.. Folio near-contemporary blind-tooled leather-covered boards, 19th century spine reback (recently repaired) in leather on raised bands with gilt rules, tips worn, leather on boards scuffed). Bookplate T.D. Bland Esqr. Kippax Park and earlier name Ri: Proctor on pastedown. Half title as required in 1st edition "ENGLISH ATLAS Tome the First", original printed Title lacking (supplied in colour facsimile tipped in), [xii]pp (Dedication to Charles II, Preface signed "John Ogilby From my House in White Fryers, April 28, 1670", Royal Licence dated 1669, Catalogue of Authors Consulted) + 767pp + [1]p… Read More
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$1,708.36
History of the Consulate and the Empire of France Under Napoleon
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History of the Consulate and the Empire of France Under Napoleon: Forming a Sequel to "The History of the French Revolution"

by M. Adolphe Thiers

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Used - Very Fine
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First
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San Antonio, Texas
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$3,500.00

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Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Fine. First Edition. Printer: Henry Colburn, London, 1845. Twenty volumes bound in ten. 1845-1862. Translated by D. Forbes Campbell. The only Authorized Edition. Finely bound in 1/2 red calf, elaborately gilt decorated spines with red labels, gilt ruled covers, and gilt decorated dentelles. Marbled boards. Volume (1-2) illustrated with portrait frontispieces. 272pp and 252pp. (3-4) , 328pp; 322pp has pictorial frontispiece. (5-6) , 254pp; 302pp. (7-8) ,362pp; 378pp. (9) , 318pp. (10-11) , 230pp; 192pp. (12-13) 240pp; 251pp. (14-15) , 286pp; 253pp. (16-17) , 277pp; 480pp. (18-19) , 390pp; 361pp. And (20) , 440pp. Text blocks tight, clean & intact. No foxing wear or fading; this is in superb condition. Internally hinges perfect condition all strong and intact. Paste downs perfect condition gilt decoration to three edges, marbled papers. End papers perfect condition marbled. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 6170 pages. Multiple volume set; S&H will be adjusted.A remarkable handsome set… Read More
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Arab navigation in the Indian Ocean before the coming of the Portuguese
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Arab navigation in the Indian Ocean before the coming of the Portuguese

by Ahmad ibn Majid al-Sadi , G.R. Tibbetts

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Very Good: Cover some light shelf wear, inside as new
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First Edition
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ISBN 13
9780718909000
ISBN 10
0718909003
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Berg en dal, Netherlands
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$268.39

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Ahmad ibn Majid al-Sadi, G.R. Tibbetts - Arab Navigation in the Indian Ocean before the coming of the Portuguese - London, The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland; Luzac and Company Ltd, 1971 - First Edition - Hardcover - 614pp + 4 maps (out of 7)- 22x14 cmCondition Very Good: Cover some light shelf wear, inside as new. Four out of seven maps present: Chart of the Arabian Sea, India and the Bay of Bengal, Red Sea and Gulf of Eden, East African CoastIf you have any questions or want to see more pictures, feel free to ask.Your book will be securely packed and shipped with tracking number, signed & insured.
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Published by the Milwaukee Sentinel Commemorating Its One Hundredth Anniversary June 27, 1937

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color lithograph by Litho in U.S.A.
dimensions: 24" x 28.5 " print, 26 1/4" x 30" sheet size
condition: professionally removed from wood backing and restored, deeply toned paper, some surface damage to paper, repaired vertical tear through sheet, backed with Japanese Mulberry tissue, some chipping at edges Map Description:
This scarce Wisconsin pictorial map was created by the artist Nina S. Bahlman (b1886-___) whose art work other than this map may exist in collections but is not readily identified. The copyright is held by Erwin F. Bahlmann (b.1886-__) a family member or spouse. The Library of Congress cites its copy of this map as Historical Map of Wisconsin and cites a 1995 copyright registration. WorldCat confirms that there is a 1995 reprint of this map. A further note corrects the spelling of the artist's name to read "Bahlmann". The example of the map on offer gives every appearance of being the 1932 edition.
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$650.00
Map of Mining Claims Butte and Vicinity Montana (1907)

Map of Mining Claims Butte and Vicinity Montana (1907)

by Harper, Macdonald & Co., J.H. Harper, A.B. Hobart, R.H. Lindsay, Jr., Mineral & Land Attorneys & U.S. Mineral Land Surveyors

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FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts
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Map Details:Scale 1"=1,200' (manuscript pencil above printed scale)color lithograph
dimensions: 37 1/2" x 49" sheet size
maroon pocket covers: 8 7/8" x 5 1/8" x 3/4"
condition: professional conservation to reattach lifted paper at original folds. Some paper loss at folds, bright colors with some fading. Paper shows wear from actual use, including pencil notations on map's color key of claimants.
provenance: manuscript inside pocket cover identifying two prior owners, W.B. Brinker (Butte) and C.A. Lemmon, Anaconda, MontanaDescription:
Harper, Macdonald & Co. published maps of Butte, Montana mining claims as early as 1901. This 1907 map edition of Mining Clams Butte and Vicinity Montana is referred to in certain literature as the first edition of its series. The 1907 copyright date of this map and its 1907 publication date therefore identify this map is the first edition of its series. The series was published until at least 1913. The Harper, Macdonald firm… Read More
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$800.00
SMYRNA

SMYRNA

by De BRUYN - LARGE MARITIME PANORAMA OF SMYRNA - 1698

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Used - Excellent Condition
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First Edition
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Delft (Netherlands), 1698. First Edition . No Binding. Excellent Condition. 98 x 27,5 Cm. Cornelis De Bruyn. VERY IMPRESSIVE and VERY LARGE MARITIME PANORAMA VIEW OF SMYRNA ( modern IZMIR in TURKEY) AS SEEN FROM THE GULF OF IZMIR ( Coast of the Aegean Sea) TOWARDS THE OLD PORT with a large group of sailing boats. At the background MOUNT PAGOS with the ancient FORTRESS OF KADIFEKALE ( indicated by Nr.1) . Drawn from nature by the famous Dutch traveler and topographer Cornelis de Bruyn (1652-1726) this is an ACCURATE depiction how Izmir looked , as seen from the Sea in the late 17th century. Etching (copper plate) connected originally from two plates and folded as issued. Net Size of the etching: 98 x 27,5 cm. Size with margins: 100 x 39cm.FIRST EDITION. Dated: DELFT 1698. Published in " Reizen van Cornelis de Bruyn...". RARE LARGE PAPER EDITION with exceptional large margins. Excellent condition! Strong and fresh paper quality, even fresh tone on the margins, clear imprint of the… Read More
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$1,200.00
Periplus
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Periplus: An Essay on the Early History of Charts and Sailing-Directions

by NORDENSKIOLD, A.E.

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Used - Very Good+
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First
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Hardcover
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Miami, Florida
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$2,100.00

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PeriplusNORDENSKIÖLD, A. E.An Essay on the Early History of Charts and Sailing-Directions.
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$2,100.00