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Maps of Europe

Antique maps are distinctive for their time-bound perspectives. Early maps made in Europe in particular tell a story about the motivations of the mapmaker. These flawed and inaccurate representations of the world are typically more rare and valuable than a precise model of geography.

Maps were a luxury of wealthy patrons. Therefore, a map was oriented toward the political or religious personal motivations of the person who commissioned it. Collectors may find it amusing to note the falsified political borders, region centrism, and other idiosyncrasies of these maps. European maps from the Middle Ages were made by monks and are consistently religious in nature, placing Jerusalem at the center. Maps made by monks typically feature extensive decoration with monsters and wild animals lurking... Read more

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Algeria.- Salamanca (Antonio), Algeri, circa 1541.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£240 (starting bid)

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Atlases.- Robert de Vaugondy  (Gilles and Didier) Atlas Universel, paris, 1757

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£2,400 (starting bid)

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Ireland.- Lewis (Samuel) - Lewis's Atlas, Counties of Ireland,

March 30, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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-. Taylor (George, & Skinner, Andrew). - Taylor and Skinners's Maps of the Roads of Ireland,

March 30, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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Dufour (Adolphe Hippolyte) - Carte Administrative, Physique et Routière de la France,

March 30, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Germany.- Albrizzi (Giovambattista) - A group of 6 general and regional maps of Germany,

March 30, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Greece.- Ortelius (Abraham) - Graeciae Universae Secundum Hodiernum Situm Neoterica Descriptio,

March 30, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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Spain.- Ortelius (Abraham) - Carpetaniæ [on sheet with] Guipuscoae [on sheet with] Cadiz urbs,

March 30, 2017, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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18th Century Birds Eye View of Pescia, Italy

March 30, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Hatfield, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Atlas - Strada, Famiano, Leo Belgicus Map, Vellum Binding, Fine Copy, 1658

March 30, 2017, 6:00 PM GMT
Chesterfield, United Kingdom

£170 (2 bids)

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20  township maps & maps

March 30, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Rock Tavern, NY, USA

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British Isles map 1695 Robert Morden

March 31, 2017, 7:00 PM EST
King Park, NY, USA

$375 (starting bid)

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