OLD MAPS & PRINTS
AERIC books & prints

 

All items are guaranteed to be genuine ORIGINAL antique maps and prints, published in the year stated in the description.
Most images on this page do not do justice to the quality of the examples, please feel free to ask for high resolution photographs.

 


 
[WORLD] Joh. Janssonius, ca. 1650 - 195 euro
ATLAS NOVUS: TITLE PAGE
Original hand-coloured copperengraving, published by Joh. Jannsonius, Amsterdam, ca. 1650.
Sheet size: 45 x 29 cm, plate size: 41 x 25 cm, with mounted title ticket as published.
Fine contemporary colouring, the paper evenly toned overall, otherwise in fine condition.
Highly decorative title page for one of the volumes of Janssonius' Atlas Novus sive Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, showing Ptolemeus and Marinus, globes and instruments.

 


 
[WORLD] Vaugondy/Delamarche, 1806 - 240 euro
MAPPE-MONDE
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map of the world, published by C.F. Delamarche, Paris, 1806.
Sheet size: 30 x 44 cm, plate size 27 x 44 cm, folding as issued, verso blank.
Contemporary line colouring, some staining and foxing.

 


 
[EUROPE] Haraeus/Kaerius/Jannsonius, ca. 1650 - 290 euro
LUMEN HISTORIARUM PER OCCIDENTEM
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by J. Janssonius, Amsterdam, ca. 1650.
Sheet size: 48 x 58 cm, plate size: 39 x 53 cm, folding as issued, verso blank.
Fine early colouring, very fine condition.
Janssonius' edition of Petrus Kaerius' version of this historical map of Europe by Franciscus Haraeus, first published in Antwerp around 1620.

 


 
[AFRICA] Henricus Hondius, 1631 - 425 euro
AFRICAE NOVA TABULA
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by H. Hondius, Amsterdam, 1631.
Sheet size: 47 x 55 cm, plate size: 38 x 50 cm, folding as issued, latin text on verso.
Subtle contemporary colouring slightly faded, paper evenly toned in places (due to having been mounted and framed without the use of non acid free material), otherwise in fine condition.
Henricus Hondius' 1631 version of his father Jodocus Hondius' detailed, decorated (but obviously not too accurate) map of Africa, first issued in 1619 with pictorial borders, still highly decorative in this state.

 


 
[AFRICA: ETHIOPIA/ERITREA] Jobi Ludolfi/Gerard Valk/Pieter Schenk, ca. 1720 - 490 euro
HABESSINIA SEU ABASSIA PRESBYTERI JOHANNIS REGIO
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by G. Valk and P. Schenk, Amsterdam, ca. 1720.
Sheet size: 53 x 64 cm, plate size: 45x 55 cm, folding as issued, verso blank.
Sparse and delicate contemporary colouring, heavy quality paper, exceptionally fine condition.
Valk/Schenk's version of a detailed map of Ethiopia/Eritrea by German orientalist Hiob Ludolf, adorned with elephants, camels, lions, ostriches, first issued in 1683.

 


 
[AFRICA: GUINEA] Willem Jansz Blaeu/Joannes Blaeu, ca. 1640 – 375 euro
GUINEA
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by Joh. Blaeu, Amsterdam, ca. 1640.
Sheet size: 45 x 59 cm, plate size: 39 x 52 cm, folding as issued, verso with Latin texts.
Delicate contemporary colouring, very fine condition.
An elegant and highly decorative map of the region of Guinea in western Africa.

 


 
[THE AMERICA'S: GUYANA] Willem Jansz Blaeu/Joannes Blaeu, ca. 1640 - 290 euro
GUIANA SIVE AMAZONUM REGIO
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by Joh. Blaeu, Amsterdam, ca. 1640.
Sheet size: 41 x 52 cm, plate size: 37 x 49 cm, folding as issued, verso with Latin texts.
Delicate contemporary colouring, all edges trimmed, otherwise in very fine condition.
With a projection of Parime Lacus (or Lake Parima): the location of legendary El Dorado.

 


 
[THE AMERICA'S] Isaac Tirion, ca. 1760 - 390 euro
KAART VAN HET WESTELYK GEDEELTE VAN NIEUW MEXICO EN VAN CALIFORNIA VOLGENS DE LAATSTE ONTDEKKINGEN DER JESUITEN EN ANDEREN
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by I. Tirion, Amsterdam, ca. 1760.
Sheet size: 43 x 54 cm, plate size 33 x 35 cm, folding as issued, verso blank.
Fine and strong contemporary colouring, very fine condition.
Shows Baja California and Sonora in Mexico, part of southern California and Arizona in what now is the USA.

 


 
[THE AMERICA'S: JAMAICA] Matthaus Seutter, ca. 1730 - 450 euro
NOVA DESIGNATIO INSULAE JAMAICA EX ANTILLIANIS AMERICAE SEPTENTRION
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by Seutter, Augsburg, ca. 1730.
Sheet size: 55 x 63 cm, plate size: 49x 56 cm, folding as issued, verso blank.
Very fine contemporary colouring, heavy quality paper, a few vague folds, otherwise in excellent condition.
The island of Jamaica divided into precincts, a large and very detailed cartouche.
There are examples of this map which have the name of the maker, Joh. Michael Probst, printed in the left hand lower corner, this one has not.

 


 
[THE AMERICA'S] Isaac Tirion, ca. 1740 - 180 euro
NIEUWE KAART VAN AMERICA
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by I. Tirion, Amsterdam, ca. 1740.
Sheet size: 42 x 53 cm, plate size 28 x 32 cm, folding as issued, verso blank
Contemporary (but slightly dull) line colouring, very fine condition.

[THE AMERICA'S] Isaac Tirion, ca. 1740 - 145 euro
NIEUWE KAART VAN AMERICA
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by I. Tirion, Amsterdam, ca. 1740.
Sheet size: 33 x 38 cm, plate size 28 x 32 cm, folding as issued, verso blank.
Contemporary line colouring, all edges trimmed, small restoration to the centerfold, still fine.

 


 
[THE ARCTIC] Pieter Goos, 1666 - 450 euro
PASKAERT ZIJNDE DE NOORDELIJCKSTE ZEEKUSTEN VAN AMERICA VAN GROENLAND DOOR DE STRAAT DAVIS EN DE STRAET HUDSON TOT TERRA NEUF
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by P. Goos, Amsterdam, 1666.
Sheet size: 45 x 56 cm, plate size: 44x 55 cm, folding as issued, verso blank.
Fine (contemporary?) colouring, tight margins, repaired damage to all 4 corners (not affecting the image), back strengthened, but still an attractive example.

 


 
[THE ARCTIC] Isaac Tirion, ca. 1740 - 160 euro
NIEUWE KAART VAN DE NOORD POOL
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by I. Tirion, Amsterdam, ca. 1740.
Sheet size: 32 x 38 cm, plate size 29 x 35 cm, folding as issued, verso blank
Contemporary colouring, all edges trimmed but in fine condition.

 


 
[THE ARCTIC] Sieuwert van der Meulen, ca. 1750 - 1600 euro
GROOTE VISSERY: WALVISVAART/WHALING
Complete set of 16 (sixteen) original copper-engraved plates, with captions in Dutch, German and English, showing scenes on the subject of whale fishery by Sieuwert van der Meulen, engraved by Adolf van der Laan, published by Pieter Schenk, Amsterdam, around 1750.
Sheet size: 22 x 34 cm, image size: 18 x 21 cm, in very fine condition.
These prints were first published ca. 1725 by the same Dutch publisher as part of a work on both herring fishery and whaling titled "Groote Vissery", with 16 plates on each of the subjects.
The plates have been reissued a number of times in various shapes and editons, this complete set on fine large paper was reprinted in its original shape shortly after the first publication.

 


 
[INDISCHE NAVIGATIEN/AUSTRALISCHE NAVIGATIEN] Spilbergen/Le maire, 1621 - [incomplete, offered as a collection of prints, p.o.r.]
JORIS SPILBERGEN/JACOB LE MAIRE - Oost ende West-Indische Spieghel, waer in beschreven werden de twee laetste navigatiën, ghedaen inde jaeren 1614, 1615, 1616, 1617, ende 1618. De eene door den vermaerden zee-heldt IORIS VAN SPILBERGEN [= Indische Navigatien], […] De andere ghedaen by IACOB LE MAIRE [= Australische Navigatien] - Amsterdam, Jan Janssz, 1621 - oblong 8vo - with 22 (of 25) engraved plates, no maps - later calf-backed boards - 2nd edition
The importance of this book, an account of the “most succesful Dutch circumnavigation to date” (first published in Leiden, 1619, in Dutch and in Latin) has been widely explained elsewhere, we need the space on this page to describe the POOR condition of this particular copy.
Already incomplete (please note: the pages 177 up to 192 are missing!) and in rather bad shape, this copy was rebound in the early 20th century in calf-backed speckled paper-covered board with handwritten vellum title label on the spine. The book block was crudely cut short at least 2 cms along the fore-edge, obviously causing damage to the plates (and in some occasions to the text).
The book is supposed to contain 2 folding maps (one of World and one of Sout-East Asia) which are both MISSING, so is the last plate (Hoornse Eylant).
All in all the book still contains 22 of the 25 plates, 5 of them double page, all of which with damage or even serious damage, showing scenes maps and views of:
SAO VICENTE (Brasil); MOCHA, SANTA MARIA, CONCEPCION, VALPARAISO, BAY OF QUINTERO, BAY OF CALLAO, STRAIT OF MAGELLAN (all Chile); GUARME, PALTA (both Peru); ACAPULCO, SALAGUA/BARRA DE NAVIDAD (all Mexico); MARIANA ISLANDS (North Pacific); SAN BERNADINO STRAIT, MANILA BAY (both Philippines); MAKIAN/BATJAN, SOLOR/AMBON/BANDA NEIRA (all Indonesia); PUERTO DESEADO (Argentina); PACIFIC OCEAN with insets of the coast of NEW GUINEA and LE MAIRE STRAIT; COCOS ISLAND (Pacific) and 2 naval battle scenes.
Please feel free to ask for further info and/or detailed images.

 


 
[INDISCHE NAVIGATIEN/AUSTRALISCHE NAVIGATIEN] Spilbergen/Le maire, 1621 - [incomplete, offered as a collection of prints, p.o.r.]
JORIS SPILBERGEN/JACOB LE MAIRE - Oost ende West-Indische Spieghel, waer in beschreven werden de twee laetste navigatiën, ghedaen inde jaeren 1614, 1615, 1616, 1617, ende 1618. De eene door den vermaerden zee-heldt IORIS VAN SPILBERGEN [= Indische Navigatien], […] De andere ghedaen by IACOB LE MAIRE [= Australische Navigatien] - Amsterdam, Jan Janssz, 1621 - oblong 8vo - with 22 (of 25) engraved plates, no maps - later calf-backed boards - 2nd edition
See the description above.
This is an image of one of the double page plates: "Tijpus Freti Magellanici": the Strait of Magellan.

 


 
[INDISCHE NAVIGATIEN/AUSTRALISCHE NAVIGATIEN] Spilbergen/Le maire, 1621 - [incomplete, offered as a collection of prints, p.o.r.]
JORIS SPILBERGEN/JACOB LE MAIRE - Oost ende West-Indische Spieghel, waer in beschreven werden de twee laetste navigatiën, ghedaen inde jaeren 1614, 1615, 1616, 1617, ende 1618. De eene door den vermaerden zee-heldt IORIS VAN SPILBERGEN [= Indische Navigatien], […] De andere ghedaen by IACOB LE MAIRE [= Australische Navigatien] - Amsterdam, Jan Janssz, 1621 - oblong 8vo - with 22 (of 25) engraved plates, no maps - later calf-backed boards - 2nd edition
See the description above.
This is an image of one of the double page plates: "Die Straedt vande Manilles", nowadays San Bernadino Strait, the Philippines.

 


 
[SCANDINAVIA] Joh. B. Homann, ca. 1720 - 790 euro
ACCURATE VORSTELLUNG DER BERÜHMTEN MEER-ENGE ZWISCHEN DER NORD UND OST SEE DER SUND GENANNT
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by Homan, Nurnberg, ca. 1720.
Sheet size: 54 x 64 cm, plate size: 50 x 59 cm, folding as issued, verso blank.
Attractive contemporary colouring, heavy quality paper, excellent condition.
Highly decorative projection of the Sund (nowadays Öresund), a strait between Sweden and Denmark, with a large panoramic view of the city of Copenhagen, views of the cities of Helsingborg, Landskrona and Malmö, a vignette of Cronenburg castle etc.
Curiously enough this delicate map has been rather crudely coloured, similar to early 18th century optical views, nevertheless still a stunning and charming piece.

 


 
[SCANDINAVIA] Joh. Covens & Corn. Mortier, ca. 1730 - [SOLD]
NOVA ET ACCURATA SCANIAE ET MAXIMAE PARTIS ZEELANDIAE TABULA
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published Covens & Mortier, Amsterdam, ca. 1730.
Sheet size: 54 x 64 cm, plate size: 51 x 59 cm, folding as issued, verso blank.
Very delicate contemporary colouring, excellent condition.
The delicate bird’s eye view of the Sund (nowadays Öresund) between Sweden and Denmark remained uncoloured.

 


 
[SPAIN] Joannes Blaeu, ca. 1660 - 395 euro
INSULA GADITANA VILGO ISLA DE CADIZ
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by J. Blaeu, Amsterdam, ca. 1650.
Sheet size: 54x 64 cm, plate size: 38 x 50 cm, folding as issued, verso blank.
Contemporary colouring, heavy quality paper, exceptionally fine condition.
The port of Cadiz at the Spanish atlantic coast oriented to the west, with impressive cartouche.

 


 
[MEDITERRANEAN] Vincenzo Coronelli, 1696 - 350 euro
ISOLA DI CAPRI
Original copper-engraved map and view, published by V.M. Coronelli, Venice, ca. 1700 (?).
Sheet size: 30 x 37 cm, plate size: 23 x 28 cm, verso blank.
Uncoloured, heavy quality paper, very fine condition.
The island of Capri oriented to the south plus a panorama, originally published on a text page of Coronelli's Isolario Atlas Veneto (Venice, 1696).
This - presumably later - seperate edition shows the plate with wide margins, without the text.

 


 
[MEDITERRANEAN] Isaac Tirion, ca. 1760 - 140 euro
HET NOORDELIJKSTE DEEL VAN AFRIKA BEHELZENDE BARBARIE, EGYPTE ENZ. ALSMEDE DE GEHELE MIDDELLANDSCHE ZEE
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published Tirion, Amsterdam, ca. 1760.
Sheet size: 44 x 72 cm, plate size 33 x 62 cm, two vertical folds as issued, verso blank.
Fine contemporary colouring, very fine condition.

 


 
[MEDITERRANEAN] Willem Jansz Blaeu/Joannes Blaeu, ca. 1660 - 295 euro
CORSICA INSULA
Small original hand-coloured copper-engraved map on a single atlas sheet, published by Joh. Blaeu, Amsterdam, ca. 1660.
Sheet size: 52 x 30 cm, plate size: 18 x 24 cm, Dutch texts underneath the map and on verso.
Contemporary colouring, some dampstains in the right hand lower corner, otherwise in fine condition.

 


 
[MEDITERRANEAN] Willem Jansz Blaeu/Joannes Blaeu, ca. 1660 - 295 euro
SARDINIA INSULA
Small original hand-coloured copper-engraved map on a single atlas sheet, published by Joh. Blaeu, Amsterdam, ca. 1660.
Sheet size: 52 x 30 cm, plate size: 18 x 24 cm, Dutch texts underneath the map and on verso.
Contemporary colouring, fine condition.

 


 
[MEDITERRANEAN] Vertot / G. De l'Isle, 1726 - 60 euro
CARTE DES PAYS [etc.]
Original copper-engraved map, published in Paris, 1726.
Sheet size 25 x 54 cm, plate size 23 x 52 cm, multiple folds as issued, verso blank.
Uncoloured, fine condition.
The traces of the Knights of Malta, as published in: L'Abbé de Vertot's Histoire des Chevaliers [...] de Malthe, Paris, 1726.

 


 
[GREECE] Mercator/Hondius, 1630 - 390 euro
GRAECIA
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by H. Hondius, Amsterdam, 1630.
Sheet size: 41 x 52 cm, plate size 37 x 47 cm, folding as issued, verso with French texts.
Fine contemporary colouring, restoration in lower part of the centerfold plus a few other minor faults, otherwise in very fine condition.
Hondius’ edition of this early map by Gerard Mercator, first published in Antwerp in 1589.

 


 
[GREECE] Mercator/Hondius, 1630 - 360 euro
CANDIA CUM INSULIS ALIQUOT CIRCA GRAECIAM
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by H. Hondius, Amsterdam, 1630.
Sheet size: 38 x 53 cm, plate size: 35 x 49 cm, folding as issued, verso (rebacked) with French texts.
Expertly restored overall, colour skilfully retouched.
Hondius' edition of this decorative map of Crete by Gerard Mercator, with insets of Corfu, Zakynthos, Milos, Naxos, Santorini and Karpathos, first published in Antwerp in 1589.

 


 
[GREECE] Willem Jansz Blaeu/Joannes Blaeu, ca. 1640 - 350 euro
CANDIA OLIM CRETA
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by Joh. Blaeu, Amsterdam, ca. 1640.
Sheet size: 51 x 60 cm, plate size: 39 x 53 cm, folding as issued, verso with Dutch texts.
Fine contemporary colouring, some dampstains in the right hand lower corner (not affecting the image), otherwise in very fine condition.

 


 
[GREECE] Willem Jansz Blaeu/Joannes Blaeu, ca. 1640 - 325 euro
MACEDONIA, EPIRUS ET ACHAIA
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by Joh. Blaeu, Amsterdam, ca. 1640.
Sheet size: 51 x 60 cm, plate size: 42 x 51 cm, folding as issued, verso with Dutch texts.
Fine contemporary colouring, excellent condition.
The Greek mainland with Corfu, Macedonia and neighboring countries.

 


 
[GREECE] Peeters/Lauwers, ca. 1680 - 240 euro
INSULA DI CANDIA DEL MARE MEDITERANA
Original copper-engraving by Coenraad Lauwers after Jan Peeters, published by Jacob Peeters, Antwerp, ca. 1680.
Sheet size: 13 x 27,5 cm, plate size: 12 x 27 cm, verso blank.
Uncoloured, fair condition: partly rebacked, damage to right hand upper corner (with loss of a small part of the image), some scribbling in a contemporary hand.
Highly decorative print, also showing a small map of Crete, published as a frontispice in Diverse Viste delle Cita in Candia, Malta, come nel Archipelago.
Very unusual state: compared to other copies in various databases this example comes with a different coat of arms and a different dedication, also with two extra lines of text underneath the image.

 


 
[GREECE] Peeters/Vorstermans/Huijbrechts, ca. 1680 - 145 euro
CANEA IN CANDIA
Original copper-engraving by Lucas Vorstermans and/or Gaspar Huijbrechts after Jan Peeters, published by Jacob Peeters, Antwerp, ca. 1680.
Sheet size: 17 x 29 cm, plate size: 12 x 27 cm, verso blank.
Uncoloured, very fine condition.
Bird's eye view of Chania, Crete, as published in Diverse Viste delle Cita in Candia, Malta, come nel Archipelago, in the first state still showing the remark "Gaspar Huberti excud." which was erased from the plate for inclusion in later editions.

 


 
[GREECE] Vincenzo Coronelli, ca. 1700 - 340 euro
LA GRECIA DESCRITTA
Original copper-engraved map, published by V.M. Coronelli, Venice, ca. 1700.
Sheet size 47 x 67 cm, plate size 45 x 62 cm, folding as issued, verso with Italian texts and 2 plans of the fortifications of the city of Corfu.
Uncoloured, lower margins slightly cut short, a few tiny holes in centerfold, otherwise in fine condition.

 


 
[GREECE] Gerard van Keulen, ca. 1730 - 1200 euro
NIEUWE EN SEER NAAUWKEURIGE KAART VAN T EYLANT CORFU OF CORCYRA
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by G. Van Keulen, Amsterdam, ca.1730.
Sheet size: 53 x 64 cm, plate size: 51 x 57 cm, folding as issued, rather thin paper, verso blank.
Subtle and sparse contemporary colouring, in exceptionally fine condition.
Johannes van Keulen’s Nieuwe Groote Ligtende Zee-Fakkel was first published in 1681, this highly decorative map of the Ionian island of Corfu (with a large panoramic view and a detailed plan of the capital, a view of the harbour of Cassiope and other elaborate embellishments) was made by his son Gerard van Keulen and published around 1730 in an extended edition of this celebrated series of sea atlasses.

 


 
[GREECE] Vincenzo Coronelli, ca. 1685 - 85 euro
ISLE DE CORFU
Small original copper-engraved map, published by Henry van Dunwalt and Gaspar Bouttats, Antwerp, ca. 1685.
Sheet size: 11,5 x 18,5 cm, plate size: 10 x 14 cm, verso blank.
Uncoloured, some wear along the edges, not affecting the image.
The Ionian island of Corfu, as published in: Courte Description du Royaume de la Morée et des Places Maritimes.

 


 
[GREECE] Vincenzo Coronelli, ca. 1685 - 95 euro
CORFU
Small original copper-engraving, published by Henry van Dunwalt and Gaspar Bouttats, Antwerp, ca. 1685.
Sheet size: 11,5 x 18,5 cm, plate size: 10 x 14 cm, verso blank.
Uncoloured, some wear along the edges, not affecting the image.
View of the city of Corfu, as published in: Courte Description du Royaume de la Morée et des Places Maritimes.

 


 
[GREECE] Vincenzo Coronelli, ca. 1685 - 65 euro
GOLFE D'ENGIA SARONICUS SINUS
Small original copper-engraved map, published by Henry van Dunwalt and Gaspar Bouttats, Antwerp, ca. 1685.
Sheet size: 11,5 x 18,5 cm, plate size: 10 x 14 cm, verso blank.
Uncoloured, some wear along the edges, not affecting the image, some staining.
The Saronic Gulf and part of Attica, as published in: Courte Description du Royaume de la Morée et des Places Maritimes.

[GREECE] Vincenzo Coronelli, ca. 1685 - 60 euro
ATHENE
Small original copper-engraving, published by Henry van Dunwalt and Gaspar Bouttats, Antwerp, ca. 1685.
Sheet size: 11,5 x 18,5 cm, plate size: 10 x 14 cm, verso blank.
Uncoloured, some wear along the edges, not affecting the image.
A bird's eye view of Athens and surroundings, as published in: Courte Description du Royaume de la Morée et des Places Maritimes.

 


 
[GREECE] O. Dapper, 1688 - 110 euro
EYLANT SCARPANTHO
Small original copper-engraved map on a single text sheet, published Amsterdam, 1688.
Sheet size: 31 x 19 cm, plate size: 13 x 16 cm, Dutch texts underneath the map and on verso.
Uncoloured, the paper bleached and restored in places.
The Dodecanese island of Karpathos, as published in Olfert Dapper's Naukeurige Beschryving der Eilanden in de Archipel der Middelantsche Zee.

[GREECE] O. Dapper, 1688 - 95 euro
EYLANT SCIO
Small original copper-engraved map on a single text sheet, published Amsterdam, 1688.
Sheet size: 31 x 19 cm, plate size: 11,5 x 16 cm, Dutch texts underneath the map and on verso.
Uncoloured, the paper bleached and restored in places.
The North Aegaen island of Chios, as published in Olfert Dapper's Naukeurige Beschryving der Eilanden in de Archipel der Middelantsche Zee.
This work contains another, less detailed map of the island, titled SIO, which is also available.

 


 
[GREECE] Barent Langenes, 1598 - 120 euro
CEFALONIA
Small original copper-engraved map by J. Hondius, published by B. Langenes, Middelburg, 1598.
Sheet size: 11 x 16 cm, plate size: 9 x 12 cm, Dutch texts on verso.
Uncoloured, fine condition.
Miniature map of the Ionian island of Cephalonia, as published in the original edition of Caert Thresoor, containing maps by J. Hondius and P. Kaerius, reissued in the early 17th century in various shapes and editions by Petrus Bertius.

 


 
[GREECE/ITALY] Frederik de Wit, ca. 1680 - 390 euro
DANUBII FLUVII SIVE TURCICI IMPERII IN EUROPA
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by F. De Wit, Amsterdam, ca. 1680.
Sheet size: 54 x 64 cm, plate size: 51 x 62 cm, folding as issued, verso blank.
Very bright and strong contemporary colouring, heavy quality paper, excellent condition.
Map of the south-eastern part of Europe, attractively centered on Italy and Greece.

 


 
[ITALY] Willem Jansz Blaeu/Joannes Blaeu, 1644 - 290 euro
PRINCIPATO CITRA OLIM PICENTIA
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by J. Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1644.
Sheet size: 51 x 60 cm, plate size: 38 x 50 cm, folding as issued, verso with Dutch texts.
Fine contemporary colouring, very fine condition.
Piacenza and surroundings, also showing the Gulf of Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi and the island of Capri.

 


 
[ITALY] Willem Jansz Blaeu/Joannes Blaeu, 1644 - 220 euro
TERRITORIO PADOVANO
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by J. Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1644.
Sheet size: 51 x 60 cm, plate size: 38 x 50 cm, folding as issued, verso with Dutch texts.
Fine contemporary colouring, some damage to right hand lower corner (not affecting the image) otherwise in very fine condition.
Padova and surroundings, also beautifully projecting Venice and the Lagoon.

 


 
[ITALY/SWITZERLAND] Willem Jansz Blaeu/Joannes Blaeu, 1644 - 225 euro
PARTE ALPESTRE DELLO STATO DI MILANO CON IL LAGO MAGGIORE DI LUGANO E DI COMO
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by J. Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1644.
Sheet size: 46 x 60 cm, plate size: 38 x 50 cm, folding as issued, verso with Dutch texts.
Fine contemporary colouring, upper and lower margins trimmed, otherwise in very fine condition.
The northern region of Italy and the Swiss lakes.

 


 
[ITALY] Willem Jansz Blaeu/Joannes Blaeu, 1644 - 195 euro
CALABRIA ULTRA OLIM ALTERA MAGNAE GRAECIA PARS
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by J. Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1644.
Sheet size: 51 x 60 cm, plate size: 38 x 50 cm, folding as issued, verso with Dutch texts.
Fine contemporary colouring, some vague folds, otherwise in very fine condition.
Calabria in the south of Italy, with a part of the island of Sicily.

 


 
[AUSTRIA/ITALY] Joh. B. Homann, ca. 1720 - 475 euro
COMITATUS PRINCIPALIS TIROLIS
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by Homan, Nurnberg, ca. 1720.
Sheet size: 54 x 64 cm, plate size: 49 x 59 cm, folding as issued, verso blank.
Elaborate contemporary colouring, exceptionally fine condition.
Kuffstein, Innsbruck, Bodensee, Lake Garda and a coloured cartouche to dream of.

 


 
[GERMANY] Pieter Schenk Jr., 1734 - 490 euro
NEUE SACHSISCHE POST-CHARTE mit denen Post-Wegen und Strassen wie viel Meilen die Stationes von ein ander liegen
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by P. Schenk Jr., Amsterdam, 1734.
Sheet size: 54 x 64 cm, plate size: 51 x 59 cm, folding as issued, verso blank.
Extremely delicate contemporary colouring, exceptionally fine condition.

 


 
[GERMANY/POLAND] Judocus Hondius / Joh. Janssonius, ca. 1630 - 350 euro
MEKLENBURG DUCATUS
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by J. Janssonius, Amsterdam, ca. 1630.
Sheet size: 53 x 54 cm, plate size 36 x 54 cm, folding as issued, map (with Dutch texts on verso) trimmed to the margins and laid on similar paper in a very early stage.
Delicate contemporary colouring, partly HEIGHTENED WITH GOLD, very fine condition.
Janssonius' edition of this map by Judocus Hondius, first published in Amsterdam, ca. 1610.

 


 
[GERMANY/POLAND] Frederik de Wit, ca. 1680 - 295 euro
DUCATUS POMERANIAE TABULA GENERALIS
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by F. De Wit, Amsterdam, ca. 1680.
Sheet size: 54 x 64 cm, plate size: 50 x 58 cm, folding as issued, verso blank.
Very fine contemporary colouring (particularly the cartouche), excellent condition.

 


 
[GERMANY] Joh. Tobias Schuchart / Pieter Schenk, ca. 1710 - 395 euro
NOVA ANHALTINI PRINCIPATUS
Original hand-coloured copper-engraved map, published by P. Schenk, Amsterdam, 1710.
Sheet size: 54 x 64 cm, plate size: 49 x 58 cm, folding as issued, verso blank.
Sumptuous contemporary colouring, excellent condition.
Wonderfully decorative map incorporating the Princess of Anhalt, Devil’s Mill, an army of putti and a stack of German Miles, all dramatically coloured in a contemporary hand.

 


 
[IRELAND] William Webb/Thomas Stafford, 1810 - 110 euro
THE KINGDOME OF IRELAND DEVIDED INTO FOWER PROVINCES LEMSTER, MUNSTER, ULSTER & CONNAUGH
Copper engraved map, revised and adjusted after the original by William Webb (ca. 1645), from: Thomas Stafford, Pacata Hibernia, or A History of the Wars in Ireland during the Reign of Queen Elizabeth (Dublin, Hibernia Press, 1810)
Sheet size: 33 x 24 cm, image size: 27 x 20 cm, 2 horizontal folds, as issued, some offsetting.

 


 
[MALTA] J. Gold, 1802 - 45 euro
VIEW OF MALTA
Original hand coloured aquatint after William Anderson, from: Naval Chronicle, vol. 8 (London, J. Gold, 1802).
Sheet size: 13,5 x 23,5 cm, image size: 12 x 20 cm.
Great naval scene, the fine hand colouring assumably applied at a later date.

[MALTA] Grunenwalt/Meyers - 30 euro
LA VALETTA, MALTA
Original steelengraving by E. Grünenwalt from: Meyers Universum (Hildburghaussen, ca. 1840)
Sheet size 18 x 25 cm, image size 9 x 14 cm.

 


 
[EMBLEMATA] Daniel Meisner, 1678 – 60 euro
NAPELS, ITALY
Fine original copper-engraved plate showing an emblematic image of the city of Napels (here: Neapolis), Italy, with allegoric texts.
Sheet size 15 x 19 cm, plate size 10 x 14 cm, fine condition.
From a later edition (retitled Sciographia Cosmica) of a classic work by Daniel Meisner, originally published in Frankfurt between 1623 and 1632 as Thesaurus Philopoliticus or Politisches Schatzkästlein.

 


 
[EMBLEMATA] Daniel Meisner, 1678 – 80 euro
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Fine original copper-engraved plate showing an emblematic image of the city of Geneva, Switzerland (here: Genff in Italia), with allegoric texts, published in Nürnberg, 1678.
Sheet size 15 x 19 cm, plate size 10 x 14 cm, fine condition.
From a later edition (retitled Sciographia Cosmica) of a classic work by Daniel Meisner, originally published in Frankfurt between 1623 and 1632 as Thesaurus Philopoliticus or Politisches Schatzkästlein.

 


 
[EMBLEMATA] Daniel Meisner, 1678 – 90 euro
CALECHUT, INDIA
Fine original copper-engraved plate showing an emblematic image of the city of Calechut (nowadays: Kozhikode) in India, with allegoric texts, published in Nürnberg, 1678.
Sheet size 15 x 19 cm, plate size 10 x 14 cm, fine condition.
From a later edition (retitled Sciographia Cosmica) of a classic work by Daniel Meisner, originally published in Frankfurt between 1623 and 1632 as Thesaurus Philopoliticus or Politisches Schatzkästlein.
Also available from this charming early emblem book: Antwerp, Barcelona, Calais, Chester, Creta, Lyon, Milan, Napels, Nonsuch Palace, Orléans, Paris and a few more.

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