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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

Platinum House

553 lots | 268 with images

December 6, 2012

Live Auction

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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BERTIUS, PETRUS. Geographia Vetus ex Antiquis, et melioris notae scriptoribus nuper collecta.

Lot 151: BERTIUS, PETRUS. Geographia Vetus ex Antiquis, et melioris notae scriptoribus nuper collecta.

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Description: BERTIUS, PETRUS. Geographia Vetus ex Antiquis, et melioris notae scriptoribus nuper collecta. 20 engraved maps; hand-colored in outline. Oblong 4to, 190x220 mm, contemporary vellum; somewhat unevenly browned throughout, offsetting from color on maps to facing text leaves, text leaf facing the polar projected world map is defective at fore-edge and lacking some text, color on maps beginning to oxidize. Paris, 1630

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FINLEY, ANTHONY. New American Atlas

Lot 152: FINLEY, ANTHONY. New American Atlas

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Description: FINLEY, ANTHONY. New American Atlas [from the binding]. 15 hand-colored folding engraved maps on 14 mapsheets. 12mo, wallet-style straight grain crimson roan; lacking a small portion of the flap; maps beautiful and clean. Philadelphia, 1826

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KOEHLER, JOHANN DAVID. Atlas Manualis Scholasticus et Itinerarius.

Lot 153: KOEHLER, JOHANN DAVID. Atlas Manualis Scholasticus et Itinerarius.

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Description: KOEHLER, JOHANN DAVID. Atlas Manualis Scholasticus et Itinerarius. Engraved title, 50 hand-colored double-page engraved maps. Folio, 375x250 mm, contemporary 1/2 calf, minor wear; internally quite bright and clean. Nuremberg: Christopher Weigel, [1724]

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Lot 154: LAPIE, ALEXANDRE EMILE. Atlas Classique et Universel de Géographie Ancienne et Moderne.

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Description: LAPIE, ALEXANDRE EMILE. Atlas Classique et Universel de Géographie Ancienne et Moderne. 38 (of 39) maps, lacking the final map, Amérique Méridionale. 4to, disbound; title-page and foreword defective, map list browned; maps generally quite clean, some soiling in margins, occasional small stains. Paris, 1812

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MALLET, ALAIN MANESSON. Beschreibung des gantzen Welt-Kreises.  5 vols.  1719.

Lot 155: MALLET, ALAIN MANESSON. Beschreibung des gantzen Welt-Kreises. 5 vols. 1719.

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Description: MALLET, ALAIN MANESSON. Beschreibung des gantzen Welt-Kreises. Engraved additional titles and 593 (of ?) maps and plates. 5 volumes. 4to, contemporary 1/2 mottled sheep gilt, varying wear to spine ends, Volume 1 rebacked retaining original backstrip; contents browned, few repaired clean tears. Frankfurt am Main: Anton Heinscheidt for Johann Adam Jung, 1719

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Lot 156: (MASSACHUSETTS.) Everts & Richards. New Topographical Atlas of Surveys Bristol County Massachusetts.

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Description: (MASSACHUSETTS.) Everts & Richards. New Topographical Atlas of Surveys Bristol County Massachusetts. Profusion of color mapsheets. Folio, 565x530 mm, publisher's 1/2 morocco, backstrip lacking, extremities worn, front cover about loose; internally clean. Philadelphia, 1895

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MERIAN, MATTHAEUS. Group of 5 volumes (in one) from the Topographia series.

Lot 157: MERIAN, MATTHAEUS. Group of 5 volumes (in one) from the Topographia series.

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Description: MERIAN, MATTHAEUS. Group of 5 volumes (in one) from the Topographia series. Folio, contemporary vellum, stamped with the arms of Dalberg; internally clean; booklabel and inscription of the Duc de Dalberg. Frankfurt, vd

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MITCHELL, S. AUGUSTUS. Mitchell's New General Atlas.

Lot 158: MITCHELL, S. AUGUSTUS. Mitchell's New General Atlas.

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Description: MITCHELL, S. AUGUSTUS. Mitchell's New General Atlas. Profusion of hand-colored mapsheets [complete]. Folio, publisher's 1/2 morocco, minor wear at extremities. An unusually tight copy. Philadelphia, 1871

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Lot 159: MITCHELL, S. AUGUSTUS. Mitchell's New General Atlas.

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Description: MITCHELL, S. AUGUSTUS. Mitchell's New General Atlas. Profusion of hand-colored maps. Folio, publisher's 1/2 morocco, could use rebinding; preliminaries chipped at edges and text block about loose, maps clean. sold as is./span Philadelphia, 1873

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(NEW JERSEY.) Beers, F. W. State Atlas of New Jersey.

Lot 160: (NEW JERSEY.) Beers, F. W. State Atlas of New Jersey.

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Description: (NEW JERSEY.) Beers, F. W. State Atlas of New Jersey. Profusion of hand-colored mapsheets [complete]. Small folio, original 1/2 morocco, front cover loose, extremities quite worn; initial gathering about loose. New York, 1871

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(NEW JERSEY.) Beers, Ellis and Soule. Atlas of Morris Co. New Jersey.

Lot 161: (NEW JERSEY.) Beers, Ellis and Soule. Atlas of Morris Co. New Jersey.

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Description: (NEW JERSEY.) Beers, Ellis and Soule. Atlas of Morris Co. New Jersey. Table of distances, 21 hand-colored maps, 2 leaves with lithographed local views. Small folio, publisher's cloth, rebacked with leather, covers sunned. New York, 1868

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Lot 162: (NEW JERSEY.) Hyde, H. B. Atlas of Passaic County New-Jersey.

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Description: (NEW JERSEY.) Hyde, H. B. Atlas of Passaic County New-Jersey. Numerous hand-colored maps and lithographed local views. Folio, publisher's 1/4 crushed morocco, backstrip defective; front hinge starting. New York, circa 1878

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Lot 163: (NEW JERSEY.) Mueller, A. H. Atlas of the City of Patterson New Jersey.

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Description: (NEW JERSEY.) Mueller, A. H. Atlas of the City of Patterson New Jersey. 26 double-page linen-backed color plats. Folio, original cloth, crudely rebacked with tape; initial pastedown and flyleaves covered with mounted maps of New Jersey interest, same flyleaves ragged at edges; early owner added tabs on each plat with some now loose or unsightly. sold as is./span Philadelphia, 1915

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(NEW JERSEY.) Robinson, E. Robinson's Atlas of Morris County New Jersey.

Lot 164: (NEW JERSEY.) Robinson, E. Robinson's Atlas of Morris County New Jersey.

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Description: (NEW JERSEY.) Robinson, E. Robinson's Atlas of Morris County New Jersey. Numerous hand-colored maps. Folio, publisher's 1/2 roan, very worn, could use rebinding; internally quite clean. New York, 1887

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(NEW JERSEY.) Walker, A. H. Atlas of Bergen County New Jersey.

Lot 165: (NEW JERSEY.) Walker, A. H. Atlas of Bergen County New Jersey.

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Description: (NEW JERSEY.) Walker, A. H. Atlas of Bergen County New Jersey. Profusion of hand-colored maps, numerous lithographed local views. Folio, publisher's cloth, rebacked and retipped; internally clean. Reading, [1876]

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(NEW YORK.) Asher & Adams. New Topographical Map of the State of New York.

Lot 166: (NEW YORK.) Asher & Adams. New Topographical Map of the State of New York.

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Description: (NEW YORK.) Asher & Adams. New Topographical Map of the State of New York. 14 hand-colored double-page maps. 4to original 1/2 morocco, very worn; hinges cracked; maps clean. New York, (1869)

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(NEW YORK.) Beers, F. W. Atlas of the Hudson River Valley from New York City to Troy.

Lot 167: (NEW YORK.) Beers, F. W. Atlas of the Hudson River Valley from New York City to Troy.

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Description: (NEW YORK.) Beers, F. W. Atlas of the Hudson River Valley from New York City to Troy. Profusion of hand-colored maps. Folio, publisher's 1/2 roan, rebacked with cloth, retipped with paper, could be rebound; hinges reinforced, front free endpaper lacking. New York, 1891

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(NEW YORK.) Beers, F. W. County Atlas of Orange New York.

Lot 168: (NEW YORK.) Beers, F. W. County Atlas of Orange New York.

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Description: (NEW YORK.) Beers, F. W. County Atlas of Orange New York. Profusion of hand-colored maps, numerous lithographed local views. Folio, publisher's 1/2 roan, tips lacking, extremities quite rubbed; hinges weak, otherwise clean. Chicago, 1875

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Lot 169: (NEW YORK.) Beers, F. W. County Atlas of Ulster New York.

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Description: (NEW YORK.) Beers, F. W. County Atlas of Ulster New York. Numerous hand-colored maps, numerous lithographed views. Folio, publisher's 1/2 leather, needs rebinding; initial gatherings loose. sold as is./span New York, 1875

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Lot 170: (NEW YORK.) Davis, F. A. Combination Atlas Map of Rockland County New York.

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Description: (NEW YORK.) Davis, F. A. Combination Atlas Map of Rockland County New York. Numerous hand-colored maps and lithographed local views. Folio, publisher's 1/2 roan, quite worn; hinges weak, Nyack map defective, marginal dampstaining on several maps. sold as is./span Philadelphia, 1876

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Lot 171: (NEW YORK.) Lathrop, J. M. Atlas of Orange County, New York.

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Description: (NEW YORK.) Lathrop, J. M. Atlas of Orange County, New York. Profusion of hand-colored maps. Tall folio, publisher's 1/2 roan, very worn at extremities; plate 16 stained, few short tears at edges in preliminaries, otherwise clean. Philadelphia, 1903

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Lot 172: (REFERENCE.) Bordone, Benedetto. Libro . . . de Tutte l'Isole del Mondo.

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Description: (REFERENCE.) Bordone, Benedetto. Libro . . . de Tutte l'Isole del Mondo. Facsimile of the 1528 Venice edition from the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum series. 4to, original cloth; dust jacket. Amsterdam, 1966

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Lot 173: (REFERENCE.) Humphreys, Arthur L. Old Decorative Maps and Charts.

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Description: (REFERENCE.) Humphreys, Arthur L. Old Decorative Maps and Charts. Numerous plates. 4to, publisher's 1/2 vellum. one of 100 numbered copies./span Clean copy. London and New York, 1926

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Lot 174: (REFERENCE.) Imago Mundi: A Review of Early Cartography.

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Description: (REFERENCE.) Imago Mundi: A Review of Early Cartography. Plates. Numbers 1-40. 4to, numbers 1-26 in original wrappers and numbers 27-40 in original cloth; scattered early numbers from the reprint series. Includes a duplicate of number 30. Vp, 1935 [i.e. 1964]-88

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Lot 175: (REFERENCE.) Koeman, C. Atlantes Neerlandici: Bibliography of terrestrial, maritime and celestial atlases and pilot books published in

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Description: (REFERENCE.) Koeman, C. Atlantes Neerlandici: Bibliography of terrestrial, maritime and celestial atlases and pilot books published in the Netherlands up to 1880. 5 volumes. 4to, original cloth. Amsterdam, (1967-71)

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Lot 176: (REFERENCE.) The Map Collector.

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Description: (REFERENCE.) The Map Collector. Numbers 1-74, with indexes for numbers 1-60 [complete file]. 4to, original wrappers. Ring, Hertfordshire, 1977-96

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Lot 177: (REFERENCE.) Map Collectors' Circle.

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Description: (REFERENCE.) Map Collectors' Circle. Volumes 1-9, Numbers 1-110 [complete file], with Index. Small 4to, original wrappers; clean. London, (1963)-75

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Lot 178: (REFERENCE.) Mercator's World: The Magazine of Maps, Exploration and Discovery.

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Description: (REFERENCE.) Mercator's World: The Magazine of Maps, Exploration and Discovery. Volume 1, Number 1-Volume 8, Number 2; lacking Volume 4, Number 6 for completeness. 43 (of 44) issues. 4to, original wrappers. Eugene, 1996-2003

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Lot 179: (REFERENCE.) Van der Krogt, Peter. Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici. New Edition.

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Description: (REFERENCE.) Van der Krogt, Peter. Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici. New Edition. Plates. 3 volumes in 4. 4to, original cloth; pristine. (Goy-Houten): H&S, (1997-2003)

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Lot 180: (REFERENCE.) Wroth, Lawrence C. The Early Cartography of the Pacific.

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Description: (REFERENCE.) Wroth, Lawrence C. The Early Cartography of the Pacific. Plates. 8vo, original wrappers; unopened. Volume 38, Number 2, of The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. Portland, 1944

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Lot 181: (REFERENCE.) Group of 9 volumes of map reference.

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Description: (REFERENCE.) Group of 9 volumes of map reference. 8vo to folio, cloth; dust jackets. Vp, vd

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Lot 182: (REFERENCE.) Group of over 35 volumes of map reference, plus assorted trade catalogues,

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Description: (REFERENCE.) Group of over 35 volumes of map reference, plus assorted trade catalogues, most quite general in nature. Various sizes, original bindings; dust jackets when issued. Vp, vd

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Lot 183: (REFERENCE--GREAT LAKES.) John Carter Brown Library. The Mapping of the Great Lakes in the Seventeenth Century . . . Parker Collection.

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Description: (REFERENCE--GREAT LAKES.) John Carter Brown Library. The Mapping of the Great Lakes in the Seventeenth Century . . . Parker Collection. 22 reproductions on 28 sheets. Folio, maps loose in original cloth folding case, text booklet in original sleeve. Providence, 1989

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Lot 184: (REFERENCE--PORTUGAL.) Cortesao, Armando. Portugaliae Monumenta Cartographica.

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Description: (REFERENCE--PORTUGAL.) Cortesao, Armando. Portugaliae Monumenta Cartographica. One portfolio volume (of 6), containing 78 random reproductions of Portuguese portolan maps. Folio, original cloth portfolio case; contents loose as issued. sold as is./span Lisbon, 1987

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Lot 185: BIBLIOGRAPHISCHEN INSTITUTS zu HILDBURGHAUSEN. Group of 6 engraved maps,

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Description: BIBLIOGRAPHISCHEN INSTITUTS zu HILDBURGHAUSEN. Group of 6 engraved maps, one of Canada and Greenland, the remaining of groups of American states, each approximately 220x270 mm, wide margins; hand-colored in outline. Hildburghausen, 1850-53

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BLAEU, WILLEM and JAN. Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula.

Lot 186: BLAEU, WILLEM and JAN. Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula.

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Description: BLAEU, WILLEM and JAN. Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula. Double-page engraved world map, 420x565 mm, wide margins, French text on verso; nicely hand-colored in outline; matted and framed. Nice copy. Shirley 255 - fourth state. Amsterdam, circa 1630

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Lot 187: BLAEU, WILLEM and JAN. Novus Atlas, Das ist Welt-beschreibung.

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Description: BLAEU, WILLEM and JAN. Novus Atlas, Das ist Welt-beschreibung. Hand-colored engraved title-page from the atlas, 325x195 mm, wide margins. Amsterdam, 1647

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BLAEU, WILLEM and JAN. Africae nova descriptio.

Lot 188: BLAEU, WILLEM and JAN. Africae nova descriptio.

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Description: BLAEU, WILLEM and JAN. Africae nova descriptio. Double-page engraved map, 420x565 mm, wide margins, French text on verso; hand-colored in outline; matted and framed. Amsterdam, circa 1640

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BLAEU, WILLEM and JAN. Americae nova Tabula.

Lot 189: BLAEU, WILLEM and JAN. Americae nova Tabula.

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Description: BLAEU, WILLEM and JAN. Americae nova Tabula. Double-page engraved map, 410x555 mm, wide margins, no text on verso; hand-colored in outline; overall slightly gray from a worn plate; matted and framed. Appears to be Burden's third state - Burden 189. Amsterdam, 1621 or later

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BLAEU, WILLEM and JAN. Asia noviter delineata.

Lot 190: BLAEU, WILLEM and JAN. Asia noviter delineata.

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Description: BLAEU, WILLEM and JAN. Asia noviter delineata. Double-page engraved map, 410x560 mm, wide margins, German text on verso; hand-colored in outline; slight grayish tone overall; matted and framed. Amsterdam, 1635 or later

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BLAEU, WILLEM and JAN. Europa recens descripta.

Lot 191: BLAEU, WILLEM and JAN. Europa recens descripta.

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Description: BLAEU, WILLEM and JAN. Europa recens descripta. Double-page engraved map, 415x560 mm, wide margins, Latin text on verso; hand-colored in outline; matted and framed. Amsterdam, circa 1640

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BLAEU, WILLEM and JAN. Nova Italiae Delineatio.

Lot 192: BLAEU, WILLEM and JAN. Nova Italiae Delineatio.

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Description: BLAEU, WILLEM and JAN. Nova Italiae Delineatio. Double-page engraved map, 385x505 mm, wide margins, French text on verso; nicely hand-colored in outline; matted and framed. Amsterdam, 1635 or later

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Lot 193: BLAEU, WILLEM and JAN. Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas.

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Description: BLAEU, WILLEM and JAN. Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas. Hand-colored engraved title-page from the atlas, 400x245 mm, wide margins; slight scattered soiling. Amsterdam, 1638

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Lot 194: BRION de la TOUR, LOUIS. Group of 8 double-page engraved maps,

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Description: BRION de la TOUR, LOUIS. Group of 8 double-page engraved maps, each on larger sheet with text in French mounted on left and right of image, maps approximately 245x265 mm; hand-colored. Paris: Desnos, 1766

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COLTON, J. H. Nebraska and Kansas.

Lot 195: COLTON, J. H. Nebraska and Kansas.

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Description: COLTON, J. H. Nebraska and Kansas. Hand-colored engraved folding pocket map, 745x565 mm sheet size; partially torn along some folds, scattered worming; with the front and rear covers of the original small 12mo format cloth case. New York, 1854

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DES BARRES, JOSEPH FREDERICK WALLET. [Boston Bay.]

Lot 196: DES BARRES, JOSEPH FREDERICK WALLET. [Boston Bay.]

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Description: DES BARRES, JOSEPH FREDERICK WALLET. [Boston Bay.] Engraved two-sheet map joined, 760x1060 mm overall, margins wide on sides, ample on bottom, trimmed within the neat line on top; 2 small pinholes on right sheet, appears to have been washed. London, 13 November 1776

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Lot 197: DESNOS and MICHEL. Route des Provinces de Normandie, Boulonois . . . et Route de Paris à Londres.

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Description: DESNOS and MICHEL. Route des Provinces de Normandie, Boulonois . . . et Route de Paris à Londres. Engraved folding strip map from L'Indicateur Fidèle, 320x475 mm, ample margins; hand-colored and in outline. Paris: Desnos, 1785

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Lot 198: DIDEROT and d'ALEMBERT. Group of 5 double-page engraved maps dealing with Arctic discoveries,

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Description: DIDEROT and d'ALEMBERT. Group of 5 double-page engraved maps dealing with Arctic discoveries, from the Encyclopedie, various standard sizes, wide margins; minor toning along folds. Supplemental maps 2, 3, 6, 9, and 10. Paris, 1760s

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Lot 199: ENSIGN & THAYER. Phelps's Travellers' Guide through the United States.

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Description: ENSIGN & THAYER. Phelps's Travellers' Guide through the United States. Engraved folding pocket map accompanying the guide (Phelps's National Map of the United States), 510x650 mm; hand-colored in outline. 70 pages. 12mo, publisher's gilt-lettered roan, rear cover loose and backstrip damaged; early repair along one fold on the map with very minor loss; map loose from binding. New York, 1848

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FADEN, WILLIAM. The United States of North America.

Lot 200: FADEN, WILLIAM. The United States of North America.

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Description: FADEN, WILLIAM. The United States of North America. Double-page engraved map, 530x625 mm, margins trimmed outside neat line on all sides and shaving off about half of the imprint line; hand-colored in outline; quite heavily foxed and toned, one short closed tear, formerly framed with acidic materials rendering the paper somewhat brittle, needs deacidification. sold as is./span London, 1793

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