6481 - 6594 FINE ARTS - FOREIGN TOPOGRAPHY. MAPS, PLANS and VIEWS
= Very attractive map of East and Central Africa with inset map of Congo, focusing on the legendary kingdom of prester John (paap Jan).
- Formerly folded (as publ.?); sm. closed tear/ tiny hole at intersection of folds; partly browned along middle fold; sm. waterstain at bottom centre.
AND 1 other, showing the upper half of Africa: "Tab. IV. Africae, in qua Libya Interior et Exterior, Aethiopia Sub Aegypto et Interior" (engr. map w. cartouche, from MERCATOR/ PTOLEMY, Tabulae Geographicae, ed. ±1700).
- Former folds (as publ.) flattened and w. tiny holes on intersections and lower vertical folds.
= Very decorative map w. innumerable topographical names and several sea monsters and land animals (i.a. elephants, lions, ostriches and a zebra). From the first edition of Heylin's Cosmographie, which was reprinted many times up to the beginning of the 18th century, after Heylin's death by his widow Anna (w. maps from re-engraved plates). Betz 83.1. Rare.
- Sl. and evenly browned/ yellowed. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXIV.
- Blank margins frayed/ sl. chipped and w. a few wormholes.
= The 2nd state (of 2). Tooley p.27; Betz 68.2: "This uncommon map is attributed to Melchior Tavernier." Published after Bertius' death.
- Trimmed to the outer borderline and probably mounted; small rubbed/ dam. spot in sea area, possibly w. ms. addition of meridian line; (sl.) yellowed along middle fold.
- Yellowed/ sl. browned; some bleached stains in margins.
= Very decorative map, showing the West coast of Africa from the Gambia Rivers to Benin, with inset map of the island of Saint Thomé.
- Left (mostly) blank margin waterst.; lower blank margin w. some weak spots and wormholes and creases; repaired spot in cloud area; sl. creased; a few closed marginal tears.
= F.M. 6093 I.
- Sl. yellowed along middle fold; trifle fingersoiled; a few sm. tears in blank margins
= The cartouche showing a crocodile and native Americans.
- Both maps folded and part of lower margin dam. (nibbled by rodents?); North America foxed.
- Sl. creased; a few sm. marginal tears (1x reaching image).
- Trifle foxed.
- Trifle foxed; sharp fold along right and (just within) left borderline .
- Former folds (as publ.) flattened and w. tiny restored holes on intersections; sm. vague stain near India.
= Very decorative map w. innumerable topographical names, two ships and an elephant. From the first edition of Heylin's Cosmographie, which was reprinted many times up to the beginning of the 18th century, after Heylin's death by his widow Anna (w. maps from re-engraved plates). Rare.
- Sl. yellowed; remnants of tape in marges on verso.
- A fine copy, middle fold flattened and only a few foxed specks.
= Showing the coastal situation from southern England to The Gambia. Koeman IV, p.394 . SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXIV.
- Restored large hole in the centre, w. ms. addition of compass rose and lines; browned along former middle fold. Still a nice map, but sold w.a.f.
= Koeman IV, 23*.