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ANTIQUE MAP: COMETS AND AEROLITES.

EMSLIE, John, 1813-1875 : COMETS AND AEROLITES.

London : James Reynolds, [ca.1850]. One of the well-known series of educational diagrams on card published by James Reynolds of the Strand – in this case drawn and engraved by John Emslie. The central portion of the diagram illustrates the eccentric orbit of a comet, outside of which are twelve numbered depictions of differerent comets, including the comet of 1680 on its 575 year cycle; the comet of 1811; the six-tailed comet of 1741; Halley’s Comet as observed in 1835; Johann Franz Encke’s Comet, and six representations from classical texts. The corners of the diagram carry paragraphs of text on both comets and aerolites (meteorites), as well as illustrations of the European and American meteor showers of 1833 and 1836.
Steel line engraving on card, with original hand colour. 229 x 285mm (approx. 9” x 11-1/4”). A few minor marks to outer margins; a few specks and spots, but overall in very good state.

£100

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ANTIQUE MAP: COMPARATIVE MAGNITUDES OF THE PLANETS.

EMSLIE, John, 1813-1875 : COMPARATIVE MAGNITUDES OF THE PLANETS.

London : James Reynolds, [ca.1850]. One of the well-known series of educational diagrams on card published by James Reynolds of the Strand – in this case drawn and engraved by John Emslie and constructed with cut-outs and translucent papers so that the diagram can be held to light to illuminate the planets. The planets include Neptune, which although long mathematically predicted, was only first observed in 1846. Subsidiary diagrams illustrate the phases of both Saturn and Venus, while a panel below the main image tabulates the relative distances of the planets from the sun.
Steel line engraving on card, with original hand colour. 227 x 285mm (approx. 9” x 11-1/4”). A few minor marks anf specks, but overall in very good state.

£250

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ANTIQUE MAP: THE EARTH AND ITS ATMOSPHERE.

EMSLIE, John, 1813-1875 : THE EARTH AND ITS ATMOSPHERE.

London : James Reynolds, 1849. One of the well-known series of educational diagrams on card published by James Reynolds of the Strand – in this case drawn and engraved by John Emslie. The diagram depicts a cross-section of the earth at the equator, indicating the oceans, demonstrating the effect of refraction, and noting parallel volcanic activity in Sumatra and in the Andes. Five lines of text below the image carry further information.
Steel line engraving on paper, with original hand colour. 229 x 285mm (approx. 9” x 11-1/4”). Mild darkening to outer edges; a few tiny marks and specks, but overall in very good condition.

£50

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ANTIQUE MAP: THE EARTH’S ANNUAL REVOLUTION ROUND THE SUN, AND ITS  DIURNAL ROTATION ON ITS AXIS.

EMSLIE, John, 1813-1875 : THE EARTH’S ANNUAL REVOLUTION ROUND THE SUN, AND ITS DIURNAL ROTATION ON ITS AXIS.

London : James Reynolds, 1851. One of the well-known series of educational diagrams on card published by James Reynolds of the Strand – in this case drawn and engraved by John Emslie. The diagram illustrates the earth in its relative position to the sun on the first day of each month, with the equinoxial and solsticial lines and notes of the signs of the zodiac. Smaller inset diagrams demonstrate the causation of night, day, twilight and dawn, while explanatory text offers instruction on the sidereal day, the solar year, etc.
Steel line engraving on paper, with original hand colour. 230 x 287mm (approx. 9” x 11-1/4”). Small and light stain to upper corner; slight darkening of outer edges; a few minor marks, spots and signs of use, but overall in very good state.

£100

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ANTIQUE MAP: THE SUN AND SOLAR PHENOMENA.

EMSLIE, John, 1813-1875 : THE SUN AND SOLAR PHENOMENA.

London : James Reynolds, [ca.1850]. One of the well-known series of educational diagrams on card published by James Reynolds of the Strand – in this case drawn and engraved by John Emslie. The central image is of the sun and a number of sunspots, surrounded by further images illustrating the causation of night and day; the sun’s rays in summer and winter; the transit of Venus; an annular eclipse; the midnight sun on the north cape of Europe, and tables giving the relative size of the sun as seen from the various planets, as well as the build-up of a sunspot. Explanatory text is added to a number of the images.
Steel line engraving on card, with original hand-colour. 285 x 228mm (approx. 11-1/4” x 9”). Very faint darkening of outer edges; a few tiny specks and spots, but overall in very good state.

£75

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ANTIQUE MAP: TELESCOPIC APPEARANCE OF THE MOON.

EMSLIE, John, 1813-1875 : TELESCOPIC APPEARANCE OF THE MOON.

London : James Reynolds, [ca.1850]. One of the well-known series of educational diagrams on card published by James Reynolds of the Strand – in this case drawn and engraved by John Emslie and constructed with a cut-out and translucent paper so that the diagram can be held to light to illuminate the glowing surface. The diagram is based on an observation made from what was then (and until 1917) the largest telescope in the world, that owned by William Parsons, Third Earl of Rosse, at Birr Castle in County Offaly. Six lines of text describe the image in the words of Dr William Scoresby – “It appeared like a globe of molten silver ...”.
Aquatint and stipple engraving on card and paper. 286 x 228mm (approx. 11-1/4” x 9”). Slight dustiness and darkening to outer edges; small and light stain to lower margin; a few slight marks and spots; transparent section slightly wrinkled, but still overall in good condition for a rare and fragile item.

£125

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ANTIQUE MAP: REYNOLDS’S MAP OF LONDON WITH THE LATEST IMPROVEMENTS.


ANTIQUE MAP: REYNOLDS’S MAP OF LONDON WITH THE LATEST IMPROVEMENTS.

MARTIN, Henry (fl.1823-1861) : REYNOLDS’S MAP OF LONDON WITH THE LATEST IMPROVEMENTS.

London : J. Reynolds, 1851. An attractive and clearly worked map of mid nineteenth-century London, extending from Primrose Hill down to the Oval, and from the Serpentine across to Blackwall Reach, on a scale of four inches (approx. 10cm) to the mile. Drawn and engraved by Henry Martin, originally published in 1847 – and here updated to include the Hungerford Suspension Bridge and the site of the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park, with the cover title modified to read “The Exhibition Map of London: and Visitors Guide”. Also included in the case are a 36pp guide, with advice to strangers; notes on the principal buildings; the scientific institutions, museums and exhibitions; the principal theatres, churches, docks and bridges; sights and amusements; cab and railway fares; an index to the 1,000 leading thoroughfares, and notes on the Great Exhibition itself, as well as a separate small map “Showing the Situation of the Chief Objects of Interest in London”, drawn and engraved by John Emslie (1813-1875 ).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 405 x 760mm (approx. 16” x 29-7/8”), folding into a pocket-sized cloth case (16cm), with a paper label and an image of the Great Exhibition. The case slightly scuffed; some wear and slight holing at the folds of the main map, with around ten tape and paper repairs, especially to the south-western corner, with some attendant discolouration; one short unrepaired tear; the smaller map very slightly frayed at edges, not affecting the image, but overall a good and serviceable copy of an attractive and interesting production. A guaranteed genuine antique map. Howgego 406/003.

£200

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ANTIQUE MAP: THE CENTRAL SUN, AND THEORY OF THE STELLAR UNIVERSE.

REYNOLDS, James, 1817-1876 – publisher : THE CENTRAL SUN, AND THEORY OF THE STELLAR UNIVERSE.

London : James Reynolds, [ca.1850]. One of the well-known series of educational diagrams on card published by James Reynolds of the Strand – in this case constructed with cut-outs and translucent paper so that the chart can be held to light to illuminate the central stars of the galaxy. The diagram has clearly written explanatory text below the image, outlining the Victorian conception of the universe and referencing the theories of William Herschel and Johann Mädler concerning the centrality of the Pleiades.
Wood engraving and letterpress on card. 286 x 229mm (approx. 11-1/4” x 9”). Just a touch dusty, with a few very minor marks and spots, but overall in very good condition.

£125

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ANTIQUE MAP: [COVER TITLE] DIAGRAMS OF GEOLOGY, HISTORY, AND PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY.


ANTIQUE MAP: [COVER TITLE] DIAGRAMS OF GEOLOGY, HISTORY, AND PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY.


ANTIQUE MAP: [COVER TITLE] DIAGRAMS OF GEOLOGY, HISTORY, AND PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY.


ANTIQUE MAP: [COVER TITLE] DIAGRAMS OF GEOLOGY, HISTORY, AND PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY.

REYNOLDS, James, 1817-1876 – publisher : [COVER TITLE] DIAGRAMS OF GEOLOGY, HISTORY, AND PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY.

London : James Reynolds, 1846-1850. An attractive assemblage of eighteen of the well-known series of educational cards published by James Reynolds of the Strand, contained within the original Reynolds folder. Ranging somewhat beyond the subjects noted on the cover, twelve of the cards were drawn and engraved by John Emslie (1813-1875) – and four – “Comparative Magnitudes of the Planets”, “Transparent Chart of the Heavens”, “Transparent Diagram of the Phases of the Moon”, and “Transparent Solar System”, are constructed with cut-outs and translucent paper so that when held to the light the image becomes brightly illuminated. The remaining cards (undated except where noted) comprise “The Sun and Solar Phenomena”; “Eclipses / The Theory of the Tides”; “The Theory of the Seasons”; “Comets and Aerolites”; “Geographical Diagram of the Earth Adapted for Illustrating its Movements” (with two hemispherical volvelles); “Popular Geology” (1849) and a “Geological Map of England” (1849); “Waterfalls” (1846) and a “Panoramic Plan of the Principal Rivers and Lakes”; “The Stream of History” (1850) in two cards, showing the rise and fall of empires, post and pre-Christianity; a “Comparative View of the Principal Buildings in the World” (1850); an ethnographic card of “The Principal Varieties of Mankind” (1850), and a card of “The Antediluvian World” (1849), with early representations and reconstructions of prehistoric birds and animals from fossil remains. All the cards have clearly written explanatory text.
Medium 4to (29cm) – the cards individually each approx. 29 x 23cm (11-1/4” x 9”). Eighteen cards, mainly engraved on steel, all with original hand colour. The folder very lightly worn at tips; the individual cards with a few minor marks, spots and slight signs of handling and use; one volvelle a little loose, but overall a very good and attractive selection.

£1,500

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ANTIQUE MAP: ECLIPSES / THE THEORY OF THE TIDES.

REYNOLDS, James, 1817-1876 – publisher : ECLIPSES / THE THEORY OF THE TIDES.

London : James Reynolds, [ca.1850]. One of the well-known series of educational diagrams on card published by James Reynolds of the Strand. In the present example, the upper diagram demonstrates both solar and lunar eclipses, while the lower one illustrates the causation of spring and neap tides, with an additional four lines of clearly written explanatory text.
Steel line engraving on card, with original hand colour. 229 x 284mm (approx. 9” x 11-1/4”. A few minor marks and specks to outer margins, but overall in very good and clean state.

£75

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ANTIQUE MAP: THE THEORY OF THE SEASONS AND SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC.

REYNOLDS, James, 1817-1876 – publisher : THE THEORY OF THE SEASONS AND SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC.

London : James Reynolds, [ca.1850]. One of the well-known series of educational diagrams on card published by James Reynolds of the Strand. The diagram displays the earth’s annual rotation round the sun, with markers of the seasons, solstices and equinoxes, set within an oval framework of the signs of the zodiac. Corner notes add information on the size, speed and rotation of the earth, as well as on the zodiac. Six lines of longer text below the image offer a clearly written explanation of the phenomena of the seasons.
Steel line engraving on card, with original hand colour. 228 x 287mm (approx. 9” x 11-1/4”). Faint darkening to outer edges; a few very minor spots and specks, but overall in very good state.

£100

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ANTIQUE MAP: TRANSPARENT CHART OF THE HEAVENS, FOR THE LATITUDE OF GREAT BRITAIN. SHEWING THE STARS VISIBLE ON ANY NIGHT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

REYNOLDS, James, 1817-1876 – publisher : TRANSPARENT CHART OF THE HEAVENS, FOR THE LATITUDE OF GREAT BRITAIN. SHEWING THE STARS VISIBLE ON ANY NIGHT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

London : James Reynolds, [ca.1850]. One of the well-known series of educational diagrams on card published by James Reynolds of the Strand – in this case constructed with cut-outs and translucent paper so that the chart can be held to light to illuminate the brighter individual stars. The constellations and the Milky Way are enclosed by a circular monthly calendar and scale, and there are separate insets of the magnitudes of stars, significant star clusters and various forms of nebula – halo, elongated, dumb-bell, and resolvable.
Steel line engraving on card, with original hand colour. 286 x 228mm (approx. 11-1/4” x 9”). Minor wear to outer edge; a few slight marks and specks, but overall in very good condition.

£250

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ANTIQUE MAP: TRANSPARENT DIAGRAM OF THE PHASES OF THE MOON.

REYNOLDS, James, 1817-1876 – publisher : TRANSPARENT DIAGRAM OF THE PHASES OF THE MOON.

London : James Reynolds, [ca.1850]. One of the well-known series of educational diagrams on card published by James Reynolds of the Strand – in this case constructed with cut-outs and translucent paper so that the chart can be held to light to illuminate the sun and the lunar phases. The diagram has clearly written explanatory text above and below the image.
Wood engraving and letterpress on card. 228 x 287mm (approx. 9” x 11-5/8”). A few minor marks and spots, but overall in very good condition.

£250

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ANTIQUE MAP: THE OARSMAN’S AND ANGLER’S MAP OF THE RIVER THAMES FROM ITS SOURCE TO LONDON BRIDGE.

REYNOLDS & SONS, James – publishers : THE OARSMAN’S AND ANGLER’S MAP OF THE RIVER THAMES FROM ITS SOURCE TO LONDON BRIDGE.

London : James Reynolds & Sons, 1884. A handsome folding nineteenth-century map of the Thames (from above Cricklade to London Bridge) on a scale of one-inch to the mile – with extensive printed marginal notes on locks, weirs, fishing, bathing, tolls, etc., and with towpaths, ferries, watermills, distances from London, etc., clearly marked. A further three pages of printed notes on boating, bye-laws, pleasure-boat tolls, angling, netting, fish sizes, night fishing, rods and punts, etc., are attached to the lining of the case. A revision of the map first produced for James Reynolds (1817-1876) by Ernest George Ravenstein (1834-1913) in 1861.
Lithograph on paper, with original hand colour. Printed surface 2600 x 141mm (approx. 102” x 5-5/8”). Mounted on linen, and folding into the original cloth gilt case; some faint browning to outer leaves, just a hint of wear to some folds, but a very good copy.

£200

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ANTIQUE MAP: REYNOLDS’S NEW CHART OF THE THAMES ESTUARY.

WELLAND, Ralph, 1847-1930 : REYNOLDS’S NEW CHART OF THE THAMES ESTUARY.

London : James Reynolds & Sons, 1893. A revised edition of a handsome nautical chart of the Thames Estuary, engraved by Ralph Welland for Reynolds & Sons, and originally published in 1887. The chart, which remained in print for many years, later under the Edward Stanford imprint, covers the maritime Thames and its approaches from Gravesend round to Harwich in the north and Ramsgate in the south, at a scale of two nautical miles to the inch (one statute mile = 23mm). Special attention is given to the deeps, the shallows, the water navigation, the channels, lights, the set of the tides, lighthouses and light-ships, buoys, beacons, sands, shoals, and soundings, together with a multiplicity of descriptive and explanatory notes. As a separate insert in the cloth case is an additional chart showing the river from St. Paul’s to Gravesend at the same scale. The cover title is “Reynolds’s New Coloured Chart of the Thames Estuary Extending to Harwich & Ramsgate with Map of the River from London to Gravesend”.
Lithograph on paper, with full original hand colour. Printed surface 54 x 62cm (approx. 21-1/4” x 24-1/2”), with the smaller chart 11 x 51cm (approx. 4-1/4” x 20”). The charts fold separately into the original cloth case (16cm), with the publishers’ decorative printed label; the case lightly marked and rubbed; some slight holing and splitting to folds of the main chart, but overall in good and serviceable condition for a fragile item. Just a single copy (National Maritime Museum) of this 1893 edition located in major libraries worldwide.

£75

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