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This antique city map of London depicts Cripple Gate Ward, Divided into its Parishes, from a late Survey. This monotone map was produced in the year 1770, and is almost 250 years old! It details roads, churches, buildings and more. Shows decorative Coats Antique map Breadstreet & Cornwainers Ward LONDON circa 1770. This old city map of London depicts Breadstreet Ward and Cornwainers Ward, divided into its Parishes, from a late Survey. This monotone map was produced in the year 1770, and is almost 250 year Antique map Aldgate Ward London circa 1770. This old city map of London depicts Aldgate Ward, with its Divisions into Precincts and Parishes, according to a New Survey. This monotone map was produced in the year 1770, and is almost 250 years old! It detai
This antique city map of London depicts Cripple Gate Ward, Divided into its Parishes, from a late Survey. This monotone map was produced in the year 1770, and is almost 250 years old! It details roads, churches, buildings and more. Shows decorative Coats of Arms and Heraldry.

Measures 9.75 Inches x 8.5 Inches.

Published by Gents Magazine (Anon).
This old city map of London depicts Breadstreet Ward and Cornwainers Ward, with their Divisions into Parishes according to a new Survey. This monotone map was produced in 1770, and is almost 250 years old! It details roads, churches (the Parish on Bread Street and another by the same name on Friday Street), buildings and more. Shows decorative Coats of Arms and Heraldry.

Measures 9.75 Inches x 8.5 Inches.

Published by Gents Magazine (Anon).
This old city map of London depicts Aldgate Ward, with its Divisions into Precincts and Parishes, according to a New Survey. This monotone map was produced in 1770, and is almost 250 years old! It details roads, churches (St. James's Dukes Place, St. Catherine Coleman and others), buildings and more. There are interesting streets such as Shoemakers Row, Poor Jury Lane, Gold Square and London Street. Dedicated to the Alderman of the time, William Craycraft. Shows decorative Coats of Arms and Heraldry.

Measures 9.75 Inches x 8.5 Inches.

Published by Gents Magazine (Anon).
Antique map of the West Coast of Africa - circa 1738 Antique map of SE Asia by Herman Moll - circa 1732. This old decorative map is entitled The South East part of Africa. Containing Zanguebar, Sofala, Sabia, The Island Madagascar. Produced in 1732 by Herman Moll - Geographer. This hand colored map is over Antique map of Spain & Portugal by Thomas Kitchin - circa 1785. Shows Spain, Portugal and part of France. Shows locations such as Catalonia, Granada, Bay of France, Gibraltar, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenean Mountains. Compiled in 1785.
Antique map of the West Coast of Africa - circa 1738. The cartographer is Jacques Nicholas Bellin. Places of interest include Gibraltar, Senegal, Topic of Cancer and the Canary Islands. Shows the Prime Meridian and has a compass rose. This map was made by order of Mgr. le Comte de Maurepas. The map reads Coste Occidentale D'Afrique, Depuis le Detriot de Gibraltar.

Measures 9.25 Inches wide x 14 Inches tall. This monotone map is very hard to find and is in good condition. This map is in French. There is some old writing on the map along the edges.



This old decorative map is entitled The South East part of Africa. Containing Zanguebar, Sofala, Sabia, The Island Madagascar. Produced in 1732 by Herman Moll - Geographer. This hand colored map is over 285 years old and is in very nice condition.

Places of interest include Madagascar, the Indian Ocean, Mauritius, Mozambique, Tropic of Capricorn, and the Equator. There is a reference to Captain Every's crew settling in the islands of St. Mary's and part of the coast of Madagascar.

Depicts the latitude and longitude grids. Measurements are in British Miles.

Measures 12 Inches x 8.75 Inches.
Shows Spain, Portugal and part of France. Shows locations such as Catalonia, Granada, Bay of France, Gibraltar, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenean Mountains. Compiled in 1785 by Thomas Kitchin. Has a Compass Rose and the scale bar measures in British Statute Miles.

Monotone with some hand coloring. Rates GOOD and is very hard to find this map. Measures 10.25 Inches wide x 8 Inches tall.
Antique map of South America by M. Bonne - circa 1780. An early rare French map of the NE part of South America. Entitled La Guyane Francoise avec partie De La Guyane Hollandoise. Speaks about some of the first cultures encountered by explorers, and wheth Antique map of Cape de Verde Islands, Africa - circa 1745. Reads a map or chart of the Cape de Verde Islands Drawn directly from that of Captain Roberts which is corrected and improved. The map maker is Thomas Kitchin. The center of the map has a beautifu Antique map CAPTAIN JAMES COOK - Christmas Island - circa 1777. Go back in time with this rare map of Christmas Island is entitled 'Isle de Noel'. Discovered by the ships Resolution and Discovery. This map is a historical print of Captain James Cooks expe
An early french map of the NE part of South America. Entitled La Guyane Francoise avec partie De La Guyane Hollandoise. Speaks about some of the first cultures encountered by explorers, and whether the rivers are navigable. Shows places, rivers and mountains. Compiled in 1780 by M. Bonne. This map has four different scale bars. The prime meridian is referenced from Paris.

Monotone with some hand coloring. Rates VERY GOOD and is very hard to find this map. Measures 9.75 Inches wide x 15.25 Inches tall.
Antique map of Cape de Verde Islands, Africa - circa 1745. Reads a map or chart of the Cape de Verde Islands Drawn directly from that of Captain Roberts which is corrected and improved. The map maker is Thomas Kitchin. The center of the map has a beautiful Compass Rose. Shows the islands of San Antonio, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, St. Nicolao, Sal, Boavifta, Mayo, Sant Jago Isle, Fogo and Bravo. The map extends from 5 to 8 degrees 30 minutes longitude, measured from Cape de Verde and 15 to 18 degrees latitude. Measures 9.75” x 15.25”. This map is hard to find and in VG condition overall.

The map is monotone. The condition of the map is good and is hard to find. Measures 15 Inches wide x 9
Inches tall.
This old map of Christmas Island is entitled "Isle De Noel". Discovered by the ships Resolution and Discovery. This map is a reprint from Captain James Cook expedition map from his 3rd voyage. This monotone map was produced in 1777, and is almost 250 years old! Shows the grid, anchors, bathymetry (water depths) & nautical miles.
Antique map of Italy by Jean d'Anville - circa 1794. This rare map of Italy was prepared for the King of France. Compiled by the cartographer Jean Baptiste Bourguinon d'Anville in 1794. Published by the Duke of Orleans in Paris. The scale bar shows the Antique map of Eastern Europe and Asia - circa 1738. This map shows Bosnia, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Greece and part of Western Asia. The map maker is Daniel de La Feuille. The map is hand colored. Extends from 41 to 46 degrees latitude and 42 to 58 deg Antique map of Tartary by Herman Moll - circa 1709. The map was made by the famous map maker Herman Moll. It reads Great Tartary. The Isle of Iapon. The map concentrates on Asia, Russia and Persia. Extends from the Caspian Sea in the West to the North and
This map of Italy was prepared for the King of France. Compiled by the cartographer Jean Baptiste Bourguinon d'Anville in 1794. Published by the Duke of Orleans in Paris.
Antique map of Eastern Europe and Asia - circa 1738. This map shows Bosnia, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Greece and part of Western Asia. The map maker is Daniel de La Feuille. The map is hand colored. Extends from 41 to 46 degrees latitude and 42 to 58 degrees longitude. Shows major places such as Instanbul (Constantinople), Andrinopoli, Sophia, Belgrade (Belgrado) and many other cities.

Measures 16.75 Inches wide x 8 Inches tall. This map is a rare find and is in VG condition.



Antique map of Tartary by Herman Moll - circa 1709. The map was made by the famous map maker Herman Moll. It reads Great Tartary. The Isle of Iapon. The map concentrates on Asia, Russia and Persia. Extends from the Caspian Sea in the West to the North and East Seas of the Pacific Ocean.

The inset of China reads A Tract of the Journey which Fath Verbieft made from Pekin (Peking) to the Eastern Tartary in the year 1682. The inset is interesting as it speaks to the tombs where past Emperors of China are located.

WIKI - "
Tartary (Latin: Tartaria) or Great Tartary (Latin: Tartaria Magna) was a name used from the Middle Ages until the twentieth century to designate the great tract of northern and central Asia stretching from the Caspian Sea and the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, settled mostly by Turko-Mongol peoples after the Mongol invasion and the subsequent Turkic migrations."

Measures 8 Inches wide x 12.75 Inches tall. This monotone map has writing on the back side, is hard to find and is in VG condition with foxing along the edges.



Antique map of Eastern Europe and Asia - circa 1738. This map shows Bosnia, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Greece and part of Western Asia. The map maker is Daniel de La Feuille. The map is hand colored. Extends from 41 to 46 degrees latitude and 42 to 58 deg Rare map of Persia by Pieter van der Aa - circa 1680 to 1697. This is a regional map of the Persian Empire. Includes modern day Israel, Central Asia, Iran and Iraq. Places of interest on the map include the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Caspian Sea, Arabia, Syri Antique map of Cuba by Girolamo Ruscelli - circa 1561. This engraved map of Cuba is entitled Isola Cvba Nova, and is over 457 years old. A  beautiful early woodblock. It shows modern day Cuba, Jamaica, Cayman Islands  and NW Hispaniola. The back side of t
Antique map of the Port of Callao, Peru South America - circa 1753. The cartouche reads The Port of Callao in the South Sea, with the Adjacent Islands, Rocks and Coasts to Windward and Leeward and the Soundings in Fathoms. Drawn by the order of His Catholic Majesty. There are several soundings on the map. Shows the Islands of St. Lorenzo, St. Peter, The Widow, La Guaca and many more. Other features include the river of Lima, an ancient road and local topography which appears to show crops and mounts. Places include Old Mens Port, de los Chorillos, Magdalena, Town of Port of Ancon

Measures 14.5 Inches wide x 9.75 Inches tall. This map is difficult to find and is in VG condition with original fold marks.



Rare map of Persia by Pieter van der Aa - circa 1680 to 1697. This is a regional map of the Persian Empire. Includes modern day Israel, Central Asia, Iran and Iraq. Places of interest on the map include the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Caspian Sea, Arabia, Syria, Mesopotamia, Cypress and Babylon. The decorative cartouche shows a man, possibly a trader with a lamb beside him. The coverage is 22 to 47 degrees latitude and 72 to 104 degrees longitude.

Measures 12.25 Inches wide x 8.5 Inches tall. This hand colored map is in very good condition and hard to find. Foxing along the edges.


Antique map of Cuba by Girolamo Ruscelli - circa 1561. This engraved map of Cuba is entitled Isola Cvba Nova, and is over 457 years old. A beautiful early woodblock. It shows modern day Cuba, Jamaica, Cayman Islands and NW Hispaniola. The back side of the map speaks to Cuba at that time. It is printed in Latin and was published in Venice, Italy by Vincenzo Valgrisi.

This map first appeared in the 1561 edition of Ruscelli's edition of Ptolemy's Geografia. Ruscelli's atlas is essentially an enlarged edition of the very rare Gastaldi edition of 1548. The atlas was first published in 1561, with revised editions in 1574 and again in 1598. It was in this final edition Ruscelli added additional modern maps and reworked most of the plates, adding ships and sea monsters to many of the maps.

The first edition of Girolamo Ruscelli's translation of Claudius Ptolemy's Geographia, published in Italian. It was printed by Vincenzo Valgrisi in Venice, with the text translated from Greek by Ruscelli. The 64 double page copperplate maps were partly based on those of Jacopo Gastaldo in the edition of 1548, with descriptive text on recto of first leaf and verso of last leaf. 27 Ptolemy maps and 37 'modern' map, including 3 world maps, 6 maps of America (South America, Mexico with Florida, Brazil, east coast of North America, Haiti, Cuba), 27 European maps (including the North-Atlantic map with parts of Labrador), 9 maps of Africa and 19 maps of Asia. Maps showing settlements, landmarks, rivers, mountains, ports, forests, illustrations of wildlife,etc. Includes index. Relief shown pictorially. Bound in half leather marbled paper covered boards, with title "Geografia di Tolomeo" on spine. Claudius Ptolemy (90-168 CE) was a Roman geographer and mathematician living in Egypt, who compiled his knowledge and theories about the world's geography into one seminal work. Although his maps did not survive, his mathematical projections and location coordinates did. Girolamo Ruscelli (c. 1504-1566) was a Venetian editor, whose maps are primarily based on those by Jacopo Gastaldi (1548) but with many of his own additions and reproduced on a larger scale. Ruscelli introduces several important innovations in this volume through his 37 "modern" maps, which cover Europe, Africa, Asia and the New World. Ruscelli includes a double hemisphere world map, which was the first of its kind to be used in an atlas, and "Carta Marina Nuova Tavola", a rare sea chart of the world.

This map measures 10 Inches wide x 7.5 Inches tall. Scale 1:6,000,000. This hand colored map is in fine condition and hard to find. Very minor foxing along the edges.

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Rare map The Islands of Corsica and Sardinia by Gerardus Mercator - circa 1637. This map was compiled by one of the leading intellectual minds of his time, Gerardus Mercator. His mapping projection allowed people to sail the World using the stars as their Rare map of the West Indies by Gerardus Mercator - circa 1550. Authored by Hondius, Jodocus, 1563-1612. This Monotone / Copper Engraving is from an ancient book (page 891-892). One of the earliest maps to show Florida and to use the word America. The back Rare antique map Isola Spagnola Nova showing modern day Haiti and the Dominican Republic in Central America - circa 1561. This extremely rare map One of the earliest separately published maps of Hispaniola, which first appeared in the 1561 edition of Giro
Rare map The Islands of Corsica and Sardinia by Gerardus Mercator - circa 1637. This map was compiled by one of the leading intellectual minds of his time, Gerardus Mercator. His mapping projection allowed people to sail the World using the stars as their guide. This very rare map is over 380 years old.

In 1604, Jodocus Hondius purchased the plates of Gerard Mercator's atlas, added about 40 maps to Mercator's original number, and from 1606 published enlarged editions in many languages still under Mercator's name, but with his own name as publisher. These atlases have become known as the Mercator/Hondius series.

There are two maps on this copper engraving showing Corsica at a scale of 1:771,600 and Sardinia at 1:1,157,400. Shows the local relief.

Measures 7 Inches wide x 11.5 Inches tall. This monotone map is in near fine condition and exceptionally rare. The map comes from a World Atlas.

More reference information is available on David Rumsey's site by clicking here.


Rare map of the West Indies by Gerardus Mercator - circa 1550. Authored by Hondius, Jodocus, 1563-1612. This Monotone / Copper Engraving is from an ancient book (page 891-892). One of the earliest maps to show Florida and to use the word America. The back page speaks to planting tobacco by the English, lots of cedar trees, man-eaters or cannibals in the Caribbean. Decorative Coat of Arms with a lion on the back. There is a special typeset that reads Gggg 2.

Shows the
Tropic of Cancer (Cancri), Panama, Cabo Dela Florida, Caribbean, Trinidad & Tobago, Bermuda and the Virgin Islands.

Gerardus Mercator was a 16th-century German-Flemish cartographer, geographer and cosmographer. He was renowned for creating the 1569 world map based on a new projection which represented sailing courses of constant bearing as straight lines—an innovation that is still employed in nautical charts.

Additional information can be found on
David Rumsey's site.

This fine map is an incredibly rare find.
Rare antique map Isola Spagnola Nova showing modern day Haiti and the Dominican Republic in Central America - circa 1561. This extremely rare map One of the earliest separately published maps of Hispaniola, which first appeared in the 1561 edition of Girolomo Ruscelli's edition of Ptolemy's Geografia.

Plate [62] from: La geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino / Ptolemy. Venetia : Appresso Vincenzo Valgrisi, 156

Measures 18.5 Inches wide x 12.5 Inches tall. This monotone map is in fine condition and extremely rare. The map comes from an ancient book.



Antique rare map of Western Canada - Captain John Palliser & Red River Expeditions 1857-58. This map is one of the most important maps of Western Canada with respect to early Canadian history. Extremely rare. ​The Palliser Expedition helped to settle
Rare antique map of Western Canada - Palliser & Red River Expeditions lead by Captain John Palliser. Circa 1857-58. This map is one of the most important maps of Western Canada with respect to early pre-Canadian history. Extremely rare.

BACKGROUND
The Palliser Expedition (British North American Exploring Expedition), 1857-60, was initiated by John Palliser, who submitted to the Royal Geographical Society a plan to travel from Red River Colony to and through the Rocky Mountains along the unsurveyed American boundary. The society expanded the project into a scientific expedition and applied for a grant of L5000 from the imperial government, which was then facing the problem of the future of the Hudson's Bay Company's territories and badly needed information about them. To exploration of the plains south of the north Saskatchewan River and southern passes through the Rockies, the Colonial Office added an examination of the old North West Company canoe route west from Lake Superior. Under Palliser's command, Dr James Hector was appointed geologist and naturalist, Eugène Bourgeau botanical collector and John W. Sullivan secretary and astronomical observer. Magnetical observer Lt Thomas W. Blakiston brought his delicate instruments via Hudson Bay to join them on the prairies.

The explorers amassed astronomical, meteorological, geological and magnetic data, and described the country, its fauna and flora, its inhabitants and its "capabilities" for settlement and transportation. They concluded that to establish a "communication" entirely within British territory from Canada to Red River would be difficult and costly; access through American territory was much easier. Although some semiarid country (which is now known as "Palliser's Triangle") stretched across the American border into the prairies of modern Canada, it was surrounded by a "fertile belt" well suited for stock raising and agriculture. There were deposits of coal and other minerals.
The party traversed 6 passes in the southern Rockies, some of them feasible for a railway (the CPR was later built through one of them. Kicking Horse Pass, named by Hector), but found the mountains farther west a formidable obstacle. The expedition's reports (published in 1859, 1860 and 1863) and its comprehensive map (1865) were for some time the major source of information about the sweep of country from Lake Superior to BC's Okanagan Valley, and are still of value today.
This map is in German.