Antique Maps of France

Bordeaux.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Baldwin & Cradock, 1832.

An early Victorian detailed plan of Bordeaux, drawn by W.B.Clarke and engraved by J.Henshall, with two views inset below. From the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, light soiling, short repaird tear to lower margin (hardly visible) otherwise a very good example.

Size: 320 x 385mm (12½ x 15¼ inches).

Reference: 10682

Price: £38

Carta Geografica del Regno di Corsica.

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L'ISLE, Guillaume de.

Origin: Venice, Girolamo Albrizzi, 1740.

A fine map of Corsica from 'Atlante Novissimo che Contiene Tutte le Parti del Mondo'. Highly decorative title cartouche bottom left.

Condition: Uncoloured; light centrefold toning due to guard paste, very light print offset and minor marginal staining, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 335 x 430mm (13¼ x 17 inches).

Reference: 9761

Price: £280

Carte de Provence et des terres adjacentes.

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DE L'ILSE, Guillaume.

Origin: Amsterdam, Covens & Mortier, c.1756.

A fine and detailed map of Provence from the Camargue to Nice. Major towns are shown in red and smaller ones marked with a church, roads are shown and also an early example of the use of symbols to indicate marsh land, forests and hills. Published in a composite volume.

Condition: Original outline colour; extra side margins added for no reason other than uniformity within the atlas, otherwise good.

Size: 490 x 580mm (19¼ x 22¾ inches).

Reference: 6893

Price: £290

Carte des Costes de Poitou D'Aunis et de Saintonge despuis L'Isle de Noirmoustier, jusqu 'a l'embouchure de la Riviere de Bourdeaux.

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BELLIN, Jacques Nicholas.

Origin: Paris, c.1760.

A detailed chart showing the west French coast from the island of Noirmoutier in the north to Médoc and the mouth of the River Gironde in the south. Shows also Ile d'Oléron, Ile de Ré and Ile d'Yeu. Detail on the chart include; depths, shoals, sand-banks and rocks along the coast.

Condition: Uncoloured; light surface soiling, minor spotting and age-toning, some print offset, small nicks to edges of paper, otherwise a good example.

Size: 600 x 870mm (23½ x 34¼ inches).

Reference: 12311

Price: £280

Carte des Rivieres de la France.

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SANSON, Nicolas.

Origin: Paris, Pierre Mariette, c.1641.

An interesting and uncommon map of France showing the rivers.

Condition: Original outline colour; age-toned down the centrefold from guard paste, some soiling overall and small worm holes in lower margin, water stained along bottom edge, otherwise presentable.

Size: 405 x 510mm (16 x 20 inches).

Reference: 12272

Price: £120

France.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, J & F Tallis, 1851.

With fine steel engraved vignettes of the Garden at the Palais Royal, the bridge at Toulouse, Calais Harbour and the Palace at Fontainebleau. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; minor marginal spotting but otherwise a fine example.

Size: 255 x 315mm (10 x 12½ inches).

Reference: 7456

Price: £48

Gallia Vetus.

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JANSSON, Jan.

Origin: Amsterdam, c.1660.

An ancient map of France according to the commentaries of Julius Ceasar.

Condition: Uncoloured; minor marginal soiling and light age-toning, otherwise a good example.

Size: 375 x 495mm (14¾ x 19½ inches).

Reference: 12273

Price: £180

Gallia Vetus.

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JANSSON, Jan.

Origin: Amsterdam, c.1660.

An ancient map of France according to the commentaries of Julius Ceasar.

Condition: Coloured, possibly old or original; minor marginal soiling and light age-toning, small nicks to edges of margins, otherwise a good example.

Size: 375 x 495mm (14¾ x 19½ inches).

Reference: 12274

Price: £150

Galliae, Nova et Exacta Descriptio.

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MERULA, Paulus.

Origin: Leiden, 1605.

A rare map of France, published only in the first edition of Paulus Merula's 'Cosmographiae Generalis' engraved by Baptista van Doetecum. It names provinces, towns, cities and also features topographical detail. The map is embellished with an elaborate compass rose, a delicately patterned sea and the coat of arms for France with three fleurs-de-lis and a crown on top.

Condition: Uncoloured; trimmed close on three sides, with no loss of printed surface and enough blank paper to facilitate framing, margin repaired with old paper bottom left corner, other very minor defects, overall good condition.

Size: 235 x 325mm (9¼ x 12¾ inches).

Reference: 10946

Price: £230

Marseille.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, SDUK, 1840.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, engraved by B.R.Davies, with the important buildings in profile along the bottom. From the 1844 edition published by Chas. Knight for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, minor soiling, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 325 x 400mm (12¾ x 15¾ inches).

Reference: 4150

Price: £24

Marseille.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Thomas Letts, [1877].

A Victorian detailed plan of the city, engraved by B.R.Davies, with the important buildings in profile along the bottom. From the 1877 edition published by Thomas Letts for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; very light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 325 x 400mm (12¾ x 15¾ inches).

Reference: 4396

Price: £35

Nobilis Han:noniæ Co:mitatus Descrip.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1574.

A map of Hainaut from Abraham Ortelius's 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'. The first plate of three and pre 1575. Engraved by Francis Hogenberg after a manuscript map by Jacques and Jean Surhon, 1548.

Condition: Original colour; some spotting and soiling mostly confined to the margins, short split at centrefold, well away from the printed area, otherwise a good example.

Size: 375 x 505mm (14¾ x 20 inches).

Reference: 12937

Price: £120

Plan de Paris.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683. French text edition.

A plan of Paris from his five volume work 'Description de L'Univers'. Orientated north to the left of the page, it shows the city divided vertically by the River Seine, with the Boulevard Saint Michel running across centrally. A lot of detail can be seen on this small plan, places marked include; the Louvre and the Tuileries, also St. Germain.

Condition: Coloured, with gum arabic highlighting; minor age-toning to margins, overall fine condition.

Size: 145 x 105mm (5¾ x 4¼ inches).

Reference: 12977

Price: £50

Plan de la Bataille de Sintzheim.

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[FER, Nicholas de.].

Origin: Paris, c.1674.

A plan of the Battle of Sintzheim between the French and Germans. October 4, 1674. The French, under the command of Turenne, and the Imperialists, under General Caprara and the Duke of Lorraine. The French gained a signal victory. This action is sometimes known as the Battle of Entzheim.

Condition: Uncoloured; some waterstaining, signs of old vertical folds from book, light soiling, otherwise good.

Size: 245 x 370mm (9¾ x 14½ inches).

Reference: 12281

Price: £35

Rochella Munitissimum Galliea Opp.

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BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Franz.

Origin: Cologne, 1581, Latin text edition.

A superb engraving of the fortified town of La Rochelle, with a numbered key top left indicating the most important buildings.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light toning at centrefold, probably due to guard paste, small paper fault in the right margin, visible when held up to the light, small rust mark in left margin, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 320 x 355mm (12½ x 14 inches).

Reference: 11914

Price: £280

The Environs of Paris.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Baldwin & Cradock, 1832.

An early Victorian map of Paris and surroundings, extends from Versailles to Champigny, north to Montmorency and south to Chateny. Engraved by J & C Walker and published in the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, minor water stain, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 325 x 380mm (12¾ x 15 inches).

Reference: 10669

Price: £34

Toulon. Ancient Telo Martius.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, SDUK, 1840.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, drawn by W.B.Clarke and engraved by B.R.Davies, with a fine prospect along the bottom. From the 1844 edition published by Chas. Knight for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 310 x 390mm (12¼ x 15¼ inches).

Reference: 4220

Price: £38

Toulon. Ancient Telo Martius.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, SDUK, 1837.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, drawn by W.B.Clarke and engraved by B.R.Davies, with a fine prospect along the bottom. From the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 300 x 380mm (11¾ x 15 inches).

Reference: 10668

Price: £28