5801 - 5911 FINE ARTS - FOREIGN TOPOGRAPHY. MAPS, PLANS and VIEWS
- Slightly browned; trifle frayed; paper brittle along the edges.
= Very attractive map of East and Central Africa with inset map of Congo, focusing on the legendary kingdom of prester John (paap Jan).
- Sl. browned, mostly in margins.
= Decorative map w. fine cartouche and animals (elephants, ostriches and a monkey), showing the central part of Africa. Van der Krogt/ Koeman II, 8720:2.
- Brownish waterstains; sl. faded parts; middle-fold torn at ends (in blank margins).
- Trifle frayed/ foxed in blank margins; 2 sm. dents in centre caused by a crease on verso.
= Also shows the equator, longitudes and latitudes.
- Trifle frayed. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXLVIII.
- Slightly foxed/ waterst. in (blank) margins; middle-fold torn at ends; fragile on middle-fold. Sold w.a.f.
= Attractive large map of Africa.
- Professionally closed oblique tear in lower right corner. Nicely coloured copy.
= Attractive map, showing the fabled country of Prester John as well as various uncharted parts of Africa between the Mediterranean and Mozambique. Van den Broecke 175. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXLIX.
- Some brownish stains/ offsetting.
= Betz 114.5, the 5th state (of 6). Attractive map showing several wild animals.
- Two vague folds (one horizontal and one vertical); a few small tears in left and right margins just touching the borders; otherwise fine.
- Red smudge just above the Azores.
= Rare map showing California as an island. Tooley p.120, no.33; Burden 465. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXLIX.
- False folds along centre fold; sl. foxed; a sm. wormholes in lower margin of map and in lower blank margin.
= Nice map based on G. De L'Isle's important map of Mexico and Florida. The vignette showing gold mining operations and exchanges between Europeans and indigenous people. Dutch ships are involved in a sea battle.
- Borders of Nova Zembla brittle/ detached due to acidity of green ink; two parallel vague folds along central vertical fold; vaguely creased in lower right corner inside image.
= Burden (North-America) 246, 6th state (of 7); cf. Van der Krogt/ Koeman I, 0020:1B. Attractive map, with whaling scenes in the corners/ margins. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CL.
- Vague fold in upper right corner.
= The first detailed map of Aruba, "gevolgd naar de opmeting in den jare 1820 gedaan, onder directie van den Kapitein ter Zee W.A. van Spengler en in den jare 1825 met verscheidene nieuwe bepalingen verrykt door den Kapitein R.F. van Raders". In 1773 a large map on seventeen sheets was made, which showed only the island's coastline. The present map was made after the Netherlands regained possession of 'Curaçao en Onderhorigheden' in 1816. Up-to-date reports and maps of Curaçao and Bonaire were soon made, but a survey of Aruba had to wait until 1820, when Captain Van Spengler, port warden of Curaçao from 1816 onwards, offered to perform this task. A copy of his manuscript map eventually found its way to the 'Departement van oorlog of Koloniën' in The Hague. In 1824, news arrived in The Hague that gold was found on Aruba. Immediately, Captain R.F. van Raders was sent to the island to investigate. During his three visits to Aruba in 1824 and 1825, Van Raders carried Van Spengler's map or a copy of it, and added new information to it concerning the gold mining. In 1825, this manuscript map was made in print. For extensive information on the mapping of Aruba in this period, see Caert Thresoar 2009-3, p.65-70. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CL.
- Trifle yellowed; some very vague brownish stains.
- Small crease in blank margin upper right corner.
= Decorative map with the coats of arms of Hendrik Dircksz. Spiegel, senator of Amsterdam, with several wild animals walking around in Africa and the mythical island of "Yedso" depicted above Japan. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLI.
- Blank corners (water)stained, only sl. touching the engr. border; sm. tear at foot of vertical middle-fold.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLI.
- With a few marginal tears, occas. penetrating the image.
= Scarce map of the East Indies and Australia (with New Guinea still attached to Australia).
- Sleeve duststained and sl. defective.
= Showing the regions of tapestry production from Turkey to China.