Antique map titled ‘Asiae Nova delineatio’. Rare miniature map of Asia. This map covers the entirety of Asia from Europe to Japan and from the Arctic to New Holland or Australia. The mythic lake of Chiamay, speculated to be the source of the five great rivers of Southeast Asia, appears north of Siam or Thailand. Adjacent parts of Europe and Africa are also noted. This map originates from ‘Anleitung Zu den f√ľrnehmsten Historischen Wissenschaften, Benanntlich Der Geographie, Chronologie, Genealogie und Heraldica, Der Historia Vniversali Notitia Auctorum, Den R√∂mischen Antiquit√§ten und der Mythologie (..)’ by Benjamin Hederichs.
Condition: General age-related toning, blank verso. Please study images carefully.
Dimensions: 35 x 25 cm.
Description: Antique map titled 'Carte de l'Asie Mineure Ancienne (..)'. Map of Asia Minor, also called Anatolia or Turkish Anadolu. This map originates from 'Atlas universel de g√©ographie ancienne et moderne (..)' by Pierre M. Lapie and Alexandre E. Lapie.
Artists and Engravers:¬†Pierre M.¬†Lapie¬†was a French cartographer and engraver. He was the father of cartographer Alexandre Emile Lapie.
- Date: 1842
- Overall size: 68 x 50.5 cm.
- Image size: 54.5 x 40 cm.
- Condition: Very good, general age-related toning. Original folding line, blank verso. Please study image carefully.
Description: Antique map Europe and Asia titled¬†'Geographie du moyen age'. This original antique map originates from 'Atlas de la Geographie Universelle ou Description de toutes les parties du monde sur un plan nouveau d'apres les grandes divisions naturelles du globe' by Malte-Brun, revised by J.J. N. Huot, printed in 1847, Paris.
Artists and Engravers: Conrad Malte-Brun (1755 - 1826), born Malthe Conrad Bruun, was a Danish-French geographer and journalist. His second son, Victor Adolphe Malte-Brun, was also a geographer.
- Date: 1847
- PartNumber: 218
- Storage Location: (BG) A12-37
Description: Antique print titled 'Avis pugnax mas'. Old bird print of the male ruff bird¬†(Calidris pugnax), amedium-sized¬†wading bird¬†that breeds in¬†marshes¬†and wet¬†meadows¬†across northern¬†Eurasia¬†. This highly¬†gregarious¬†sandpiper¬†is¬†migratory¬†and sometimes forms huge flocks in its winter grounds, which include southern and western Europe, Africa, southern Asia and Australia. This print originates from 'The Natural History of Birds' by E. Albin. This is the rarest and most highly prized of Albin‚Äôs works as it was hand coloured entirely by Albin and his daughter, Elizabeth. There were only 89 sets published.¬†
Artists and Engravers: Eleazar¬†Albin was a German professional painter who settled in England in 1707, where he married and raised a family, changing his name from Weiss to Albin. He illustrated works on insects and spiders, earning his living by making watercolors of the collections of wealthy patrons, including Sir Hans Sloane, whose collection founded the British Museum. His work on birds was done late in his life & was the first large English work on ornithology, hand-colored by Albin and his daughter Elizabeth & published initially in London from 1731-1738.
- Date: c.1738
- Overall size: 22 x 29 cm.
- Image size: 21 x 24 cm.
- Condition: Good, original/contemporary hand coloring. Minor foxing, general age-related toning. Blank verso, please study image carefully.
Description:¬†Antique world map titled 'De Werelt Caart'. Double hemisphere world map showing Australia as¬†Niew Hollandt¬†and according to the discoveries made by Abel Tasman on his two voyages in 1642-44. California as an island and the north west coast of America is named¬†Terra Esonis.¬†In Asia, Korea is a elongated peninsula. The two main hemispheres are surrounded by six smaller spherical sections, two covering the polar surfaces of the earth, two showing astronomical measurements relative to the earth, one featuring a geocentric view of the solar system and the other representing the Sun and its relationship with both the Earth and the Moon showing how eclipses are produced. Originates from a Dutch bible.¬†
Artists and Engravers:¬†Made by or after C. Danckerts.¬†
- Date: c.1720
- Overall size: 54.5 x 41 cm.
- Image size: 51.5 x 36.5 cm.
- Condition: Very good, original/contemporary hand coloring. Dutch text on verso, please study image carefully.