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Auction Description for Swann: MAPS, ATLASES, NATURAL HISTORY, EPHEMERA
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Exhibition & Sale Schedule: Sale 2297 - Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Historical Prints, Ephemera - begins at 10:30am in New York on Thurs, December 6. All material in Sale 2297 on display at our premises in New York City, 104 East 25th Street, as follows - Sat, Dec 1: Noon to 5pm - Mon, Dec 3: 10am to 6pm - Tues, Dec 4: 10am to 6pm - Wed, Dec 5: 10am to 6pm - No exhibition on day of sale.

MAPS, ATLASES, NATURAL HISTORY, EPHEMERA (553 Lots)

by Swann Auction Galleries


553 lots | 268 with images

December 6, 2012

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New York, NY, USA

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Description: PÉROUSE, JEAN FRANÇOIS GALAUP; Comte de la. Group of 3 engraved folding maps, from Voyage Round the World, various sizes, wide margins; color noted. London: Robinson, 1798

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Description: PERTHES, JUSTUS. Die Umgegend der Bai von Tôkio und des Vulkans Fuji-no-Yama. Small case map in 12 sections, 275x465 mm; linen-backed; with the original small 12mo format cloth case. Gotha, 1879

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Description: PINKERTON, JOHN. Japan. Double-page engraved map from Pinkerton's Modern Atlas, 520x670 mm, wide margins; hand-colored; slight offsetting and toning. Walter 126. London, 1809

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QUAD, MATTHIAS. Asia partiu orbis maxima MDXCVIII.

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Description: QUAD, MATTHIAS. Asia partiu orbis maxima MDXCVIII. Double-page engraved map, 215x295 mm, wide margins; matted. Lovely strong impression. Cologne, 1598

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RAMUSIO, GIOVANNI BATTISTA. Universale della Parte del Mondo Nuovamente Ritrovata.

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Description: RAMUSIO, GIOVANNI BATTISTA. Universale della Parte del Mondo Nuovamente Ritrovata. Double-page wood-engraved hemispheric map of the New World, 305x405 mm sheet size; minor scattered removable soiling. Venice, 1565

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Description: (REFERENCE.) Nakamura, Hiroshi. Monumenta Cartographica Japonica. Nihon Ko Chizu Taisei. Profusion of color reproductions of maps of Japan made in Japan. 2 volumes. Folio, original cloth on volume containing the reproductions, original wrappers on Japanese text volume; original cloth folding case. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1978

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Description: (REFERENCE.) Oda, Takeo and others. The World in Japanese Maps (Nihon kochizu taisei. Sekaizu hen). 2 volumes, including text volume in Japanese, plus atlas volume of reproductions captioned in Japanese and English. Folio, text volume in wrappers, atlas in cloth; cloth folding case. Tokyo, Shôwa 50 [1975]

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Description: (REFERENCE.) Teleki, Paul Graf. Atlas zur geschichte der Kartographie der japanischen Inseln Numerous maps and plates. Folio, 590x440 mm, original 1/2 morocco, backstrip loose and laid into the volume, other extremities well worn, covers loose, could use rebinding; ex-library, with inked stamp on title. sold as is./span Budapest and Leipzig, 1909

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Description: (REFERENCE.) Walter, Lutz. Japan: A Cartographic Vision. Small 4to, cloth; dust jacket. with/span--Cortazzi, Hugh. Isles of Gold: Antique Maps of Japan. 4to, cloth; dust jacket. Munich and New York, (1994); New York, (1983)

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Description: REICHARD, C. G. Charte von Asien. Double-page engraved map, 515x640 mm, ample margins; hand-colored; slightly but evenly toned overall; few nicks at edges away from image. Weimar: Geographical Institute, 1805

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RELAND, ADRIEN. Le Japon divisé en soissante et six provinces, cette carte est tireé dews cartes Japonois.

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Description: RELAND, ADRIEN. Le Japon divisé en soissante et six provinces, cette carte est tireé dews cartes Japonois. Engraved folding map, 310x455 mm, ample margins (as issued); matted. Amsterdam, 1715

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RELAND, ADRIEN. Imperium Japonicum.

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Description: RELAND, ADRIEN. Imperium Japonicum. Double-page engraved map, 495x605 mm, margins trimmed but ample; hand-colored. Amsterdam: I. Ottens, circa 1720

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RENARD, LOUIS. Magnum Mare del Zur cum Insula California. De Groote Zuyd-Zee en't Eylandt California.

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Description: RENARD, LOUIS. Magnum Mare del Zur cum Insula California. De Groote Zuyd-Zee en't Eylandt California. Double-page engraved maritime chart, 495x570 mm, wide margins; hand-colored in outline; matted. Amsterdam, 1715

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Description: ROBERT de VAUGONDY, DIDIER. Le Japon. Engraved map, 165x170 mm, wide margins; hand-colored in outline. Paris, 1749

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ROBERT de VAUGONDY, GILLES. L'Empire du Japon.

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Description: ROBERT de VAUGONDY, GILLES. L'Empire du Japon. Double-page engraved map, 485x535 mm, ample margins; hand-colored in outline; matted. Paris, 1750

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Description: ROBERT de VAUGONDY, GILLES and DIDIER. L'Empire du Japon. Double-page engraved map, 480x555 mm, wide margins; hand-colored in outline. Venice: Santini, 1778

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SANSON, NICOLAS. Les Isles du Japon.

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Description: SANSON, NICOLAS. Les Isles du Japon. Double-page engraved map, 190x245 mm, wide margins; hand-colored in outline. Utrecht(?), circa 1683

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Description: SANSON, NICOLAS Asia. Small double-page engraved map, 195x285 mm, wide margins; hand-colored; slight browning along fold; matted. Paris, 1652 or later

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SCHENK and VALK. Nova et Accurata Japoniae Terrae Esonis ac Insularum adjacentium.

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Description: SCHENK and VALK. Nova et Accurata Japoniae Terrae Esonis ac Insularum adjacentium. Double-page engraved map, 450x550 mm, wide margins; beautifully hand-colored; matted. Amsterdam, circa 1700

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SCHERER, HEINRICH. Totius Tartariae Asiaticae Nova Descriptio Geographica.

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Description: SCHERER, HEINRICH. Totius Tartariae Asiaticae Nova Descriptio Geographica. Double-page engraved map, 240x360 mm, wide margins; matted. Munich, 1700

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SCHERER, HEINRICH. Fol. I.D. Fig I. [Pacific Ocean.]

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Description: SCHERER, HEINRICH. Fol. I.D. Fig I. [Pacific Ocean.] Double-page engraved map, 235x345 mm, wide margins; matted. Munich, 1703

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SCHEUCHZER, JOHANN GASPAR. Imperium Japonicum in Sexaginta et Octo Provincias Divisum.

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Description: SCHEUCHZER, JOHANN GASPAR. Imperium Japonicum in Sexaginta et Octo Provincias Divisum. Engraved folding map, 465x540 mm, wide margins; matted. London, 1727

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SCHLEY, J van. Plan de la Ville de Meaco.

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Description: SCHLEY, J van. Plan de la Ville de Meaco. Engraved folding town plan, 205x285 mm, wide margins; hand-colored; matted. Paris, 1752

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SEUTTER, MATTHAEUS. Imperium Japonicum.

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Description: SEUTTER, MATTHAEUS. Imperium Japonicum. Double-page engraved map, 510x585 mm, wide margins; nicely hand-colored; very slight and minor dampstaining at sheet edges in several places. Augsburg, circa 1740

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SEUTTER, MATTHAEUS. Regni Japoniae.

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Description: SEUTTER, MATTHAEUS. Regni Japoniae. Double-page engraved map, 490x565 mm, wide margins; hand-colored; fairly extensive restoration on verso along fold, some browning at fold; matted. sold as is./span Augsburg, circa 1740

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SPEED, JOHN. The Kingdome of China.

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Description: SPEED, JOHN. The Kingdome of China. Double-page engraved map, 400x515, wide margins, English text on verso; hand-colored in outline; matted. Lovely copy of the map. London: Bassett and Chiswell, 1626 [i.e. 1676]

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STÖCKLEIN, JOSEPH. Nangasaki, so die Sineser Tschangki nennen.

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Description: STÖCKLEIN, JOSEPH. Nangasaki, so die Sineser Tschangki nennen. Engraved town plan, 150x235 mm, margins trimmed close on sides. Augsburg, 1726

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SUIKO; Emperor. Map of Japan in the 26th Year of the Reign of Emperor Suiko [A.D. 617]

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Description: SUIKO; Emperor. Map of Japan in the 26th Year of the Reign of Emperor Suiko [A.D. 617] (Suiko Tennô nijûrokunen zu). Double-page color woodblock map, 320x435 mm sheet size; slight worming at left and right edges away from the image; matted. Japan, circa 1820

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TAKAI Ranzan. Illustrated Map of Great Edo revised in the Man'ei period

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Description: TAKAI Ranzan. Illustrated Map of Great Edo revised in the Man'ei period (Man'en kaisei On Edo ôezu). Large multi-sheet color block printed folding map, 1205x1285 mm; folds into the original covers with paper title label. Tokyo, Tenpô 14 [1843]

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TAVERNIER, JEAN BAPTISTE. Carte des Isles du Japon Esquelles est remarqué la Route tant par Mer que par Terre.

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Description: TAVERNIER, JEAN BAPTISTE. Carte des Isles du Japon Esquelles est remarqué la Route tant par Mer que par Terre. Engraved 2-sheet map joined, 525x780 mm overall, margins trimmed close but ample; several artfully closed tears in right margin reaching a short distance into the image. Paris, 1679

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THÉVENOT, MELCHISÉDECH. Imperii Sinarum Nova Descriptio.

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Description: THÉVENOT, MELCHISÉDECH. Imperii Sinarum Nova Descriptio. Engraved folding map, 465x645 mm, margins trimmed close to neat lines; hand-colored; entirely mounted to a slightly larger sheet. Paris, 1663

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THÉVENOT, MELCHISÉDECH. Untitled engraved folding map,

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Description: THÉVENOT, MELCHISÉDECH. Untitled engraved folding map, showing Japan and Korea in the north, a good portion of China, and Java and Borneo in the south, 520x685 mm sheet size; matted. Paris, circa 1663

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THÉVENOT, MELCHISÉDECH. Untitled engraved folding map,

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Description: THÉVENOT, MELCHISÉDECH. Untitled engraved folding map, showing Japan and Korea in the north, a good portion of China, and Java and Borneo in the south, 530x695 mm sheet size; hand-colored in outline; scattered minor foxing and browning. Paris, after 1663

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TIRION, ISAAC. Nieuwe Kaart van 't Keizerryk China.

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Description: TIRION, ISAAC. Nieuwe Kaart van 't Keizerryk China. Double-page engraved map, 255x325 mm, wide margins; hand-colored in outline, probably at a later date. Amsterdam, circa 1720

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Description: TIRION, ISAAC. Nieuwe Kaart van 't Keizerryk China. Double-page engraved map, 255x325 mm, wide margins; hand-colored and in outline; some minor staining in margins away from image; matted. Amsterdam, circa 1720

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TIRION, ISAAC. Carte du Japon.

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Description: TIRION, ISAAC. Carte du Japon. Engraved folding map, 255x330, margins as issued, right margin partially trimmed just outside the neat line with some slight disruption to the line; hand-colored; matted. The Hague, 1732

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Description: TIRION, ISAAC. Carta Accurata dell' Imperio del Giappone. Double-page engraved map, 255x340 mm, wide margins; minor browning along the fold; matted. Venice: Albrizzi, 1734

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Description: TIRION / DELISLE. Imperio del Giappone. Double-page engraved map, 255x335 mm, wide margins; hand-colored in outline; matted. Venice: Albrizzi, circa 1740

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VALENTYN, FRANÇOIS. Nieuwe Kaart van het Eyland Japan.

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Description: VALENTYN, FRANÇOIS. Nieuwe Kaart van het Eyland Japan. Double-page engraved map, 445x565 mm, wide margins; matted. Amsterdam, 1726

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WALDSEEMÜLLER, MARTIN. Untitled map showing Tartary, China, and Japan.

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Description: WALDSEEMÜLLER, MARTIN. Untitled map showing Tartary, China, and Japan. Double-page wood-engraved map, 295x455 mm greatest image dimensions, wide margins, Latin text on verso; Japan and topographical elements hand-colored; matted. Strasbourg, after 1520

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Description: WELLS, EDWARD. A New Map of Great Tartary, and China. Double-page engraved map, 365x510 mm, wide margins; hand-colored in outline; dampstaining in margins, just affecting image on left; matted. Oxford, 1701

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WIT, FREDERICK de. Magnae Tartariae, Magni Mogolis Imperii, Japoniae et Chinae, Nova Descriptio.

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Description: WIT, FREDERICK de. Magnae Tartariae, Magni Mogolis Imperii, Japoniae et Chinae, Nova Descriptio. Double-page engraved map, 440x555 mm, wide margins; hand-colored in outline; generally clean, with slight scattered foxing; matted. Amsterdam, circa 1670

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Description: (WORLD WAR II.) Group of 6 maps of Japan issued during the war. Various sizes; few nicks and tears at edges. United States, 1944-45

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Description: WYLD, JAMES. The Islands of Japan. Engraved case map in 24 sections, 880x695 mm; hand-colored in outline; linen-backed; with the original board slipcase. London, 1868

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WYTFLIET, CORNELIS van. Japaniae Regnum [etc.]

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Description: WYTFLIET, CORNELIS van. Japaniae Regnum [etc.] Double-page engraved map with 4 images, one a mapping of Japan and another a mapping of China with Japan included, each map measures approximately 100x125 mm, wide margins; matted. Douai, 1605

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WYTFLIET, CORNELIS van. Japaniae Regnum.

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Description: WYTFLIET, CORNELIS van. Japaniae Regnum. Engraved map, 100x125 mm, wide margins; hand-colored in outline. Douai, 1605

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YAMASHITA Shingemasa. Illustrated detailed Map of Omi

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Description: YAMASHITA Shingemasa. Illustrated detailed Map of Omi (Omi no kuni ôezu) from the cover. Large multi-sheet wood-engraved map with color, 800x1395 mm; folds into the original covers with paper cover label. Osaka: Murakami Ihei; Otsuya Kahei, Kanpo 2 [1742]

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Description: YUMEI Shôkyoku. Quick Road Map of the Japanese Empire (Dai Nihon hayami dôchûki). Large folding color woodblock map, 355x1760 mm; few short separations at folds; folds into the original case but one cover is lacking. Tokyo: Mikawaya Tetsugorô, circa 1850

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ZATTA, ANTONIO. L'Impero del Giapon.

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Description: ZATTA, ANTONIO. L'Impero del Giapon. Double-page engraved map, 330x425 mm, wide margins; hand-colored in outline. Venice, 1785

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ARROWSMITH, AARON. Complete Neptune, to Illustrate, by Arrowsmith, the Progress of Maritime Discovery. Part I

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Description: ARROWSMITH, AARON. Complete Neptune, to Illustrate, by Arrowsmith, the Progress of Maritime Discovery. Part I [cover label]. 5 engraved maps of the coast of western Africa as southerly as the Cape of Good Hope, 4 of them double-page, the remaining single-page. 4to, original boards, about loose or loose; considerable browning. Issued without any letterpress text. London, 1803

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