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BERGHAUS, Hermann, 1828-1890 : CHART OF THE WORLD ON MERCATORS PROJECTION.
Gotha : Justus Perthes, 1871. The seventh revision of this standard nineteenth-century wall-chart, originally published in 1863 and specifically designed for the British market to show “the lines of oceanic mail steam communication and overland routes, the international aerial and submarine telegraphs; and the principal tracks of sailing vessels; showing some continental surface characteristics, the oceanic currents and important deep-sea soundings”, etc. Twenty-five inset maps and plans add more detail of air currents, magnetic variation, projected canals, overland crossings, the principal ports, etc.
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HULBERT, Charles, 1778-1857 : [THE WORLD].
[Shrewsbury : C. Hulbert, 1826]. A charming and extremely rare miniature twin-hemisphere map of the world by Charles Hulbert of Shrewsbury – author, historian, publisher, bookseller, printer and stationer. Surrounding the map are depictions of a stately home, what appears to be a tropical forest, a bridge over a gorge, an elephant and a camel. Engraved by Smith and Greaves and evidently originally intended to accompany Hulbert’s “The Select Museum of the World, or, One Thousand Descriptions of Remarkable Antiquities, Curiosities, Beauties & Varieties of Nature and Art in Asia, Africa, America and Europe” (1822-1826), the four volumes of which were also issued separately as “Museum Africanum”, “Museum Americanum” etc.
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KITCHIN, Thomas, 1719-1784 : THE WORLD, FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES.
[London : for J. Knox, 1770]. An attractive double-hemisphere map of the world as known in the west before the discoveries of Captain Cook, with Australia and New Zealand still imperfect and shadowy outlines. Decorated with rococo work in the spandrels and a view of a distant city. Originally engraved by Thomas Kitchin for William Guthrie’s “A New Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar” (1770).
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LA FEUILLE, Daniel de, 1640-1709 : [MAP OF THE WORLD] MAPEMONDE PLANISPHERE OU CARTE GENERALE DU MONDE = GENERALE WARELD KAART.
Amsterdam : chez D. de la Feuille, . A most attractive antique map of the world in hemispheres. Originally produced for the “Oorlogs Tabletten ...” published by Daniel de la Feuille at Amsterdam in 1706.
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MOLL, Herman, fl.1678-1732 : A NEW MAP OF THE WHOLE WORLD WITH THE TRADE WINDS ACCORDING TO YE LATEST AND MOST EXACT OBS-ERVATIONS.
[London : for Thomas Bowles and John Bowles], 1727 [but ca.1732]. A handsome map of the world in hemispheres – the extremes of the earth as yet unknown in Europe – California shown as an island, the coastlines of “New Zeeland”, “New Holland” and “Japon” hazy and incomplete. Inset between the spandrels are a map of the North Pole, notes on the prevailing trade-winds and the northern and southern signs of the zodiac, while along the lower border is a frieze depicting the people and riches of the earth. Originally produced in 1727 for Moll’s “Atlas Minor”, but here in a slightly later but still early impression.
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