Antique map of the East Indies titled ‘East India Isles’. Map of Southeast Asia, extending from Hainan in Southern China, east to Burma, south to Sumatra and Java and east to the Pelew Islandsd and Papua New Guinea. Also shows part of New Holland/Australia.
This map originates from ‘A General Descriptive Atlas Of The Earth, Containing Separate Maps Of The Various Countries And States, From Original Drawings. With A Short Account Of Each Country, Descriptive Of Its Geographical Features, Chief Towns And Cities, Population, And General Statistics’ published byÂ W.S. Orr & Co.
Condition: Very good, please study image carefully.
Overall size:Â 40 x 35 cm (including passe-partout)
Image size:Â 28 x 23 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'Motacilla, Flava'. This print depicts the Western yellow wagtail with nest and eggs (Dutch: gele kwikstaart). The western yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava) is a small passerine in the wagtail family Motacillidae, which also includes the pipits and longclaws. This species breeds in much of temperate Europe and Asia. It is resident in the milder parts of its range, such as western Europe, but northern and eastern populations migrate to Africa and south Asia.
This print originates from 'Nederlandsche Vogelen; volgens hunne huisdouding, aert, en eigenschappen beschreeven', Amsterdam, 1770-1829 by C. Nozeman, M. Houttuyn and J.C. Sepp. This is the most important and first study in the Netherlands of ornithology at that time. The birds are depicted as they are in life, said to be depicted close to life sized and in their environment.
Original text page included.
Artists and engravers:Â This monumental work is associated with Christiaan Andreas Sepp, Jan Christiaan Sepp, Jan Sepp, Cornelis Nozeman, Martinus Houttuyn and Coenraad Jacob Temminck.
- Date: 1789
- Overall size: 37 x 53 cm.
- Image size: 27.8 x 41.6 cm.
- Condition: Very good. General age-related toning. Please study image carefully.
Description:Â Antique map titled 'India quae Orientalis dicitur et Insulae Adiacentes'. BeautifulÂ map of Southeast Asia, extending from India to Tibet to Japan to New Guinea.Â It was the first popular map to depict part of Australia. Includes aÂ dedicational cartouche to Laurens Real.
Artists and Engravers:Â Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638) was a prominent Dutch geographer and publisher. Born the son of a herring merchant, Blaeu chose not fish but mathematics and astronomy for his focus. He studied with the famous Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, with whom he honed his instrument and globe making skills. Blaeu set up shop in Amsterdam, where he sold instruments and globes, published maps, and edited the works of intellectuals like Descartes and Hugo Grotius. In 1635, he released his atlas,Â Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive, Atlas novus.Â Willem died in 1638. He had two sons, Cornelis (1610-1648) and Joan (1596-1673). Joan trained as a lawyer, but joined his fatherâ€™s business rather than practice. After his fatherâ€™s death, the brothers took over their fatherâ€™s shop and Joan took on his work as hydrographer to the Dutch East India Company. Later in life, Joan would modify and greatly expand his fatherâ€™sÂ Atlas novus,Â eventually releasing his masterpiece, theÂ Atlas maior,Â between 1662 and 1672.
- Date: c.1640
- Overall size: 60 x 49.5 cm.
- Image size: 50.5 x 41 cm.
- Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Repair on folding line and repaired tear near Borneo. Few stains, mainly in margins. Dutch text on verso, please study image carefully.
Description:Â Antique world map titled 'De Werelt Caart'. Double hemisphere world map showing Australia asÂ Niew HollandtÂ 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 namedÂ Terra Esonis.Â 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.Â
Artists and Engravers:Â Made by or after C. Danckerts.Â
- 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.
Description: Antique print titled 'Avis pugnax mas'. Old bird print of the male ruff birdÂ (Calidris pugnax), amedium-sizedÂ wading birdÂ that breeds inÂ marshesÂ and wetÂ meadowsÂ across northernÂ EurasiaÂ . This highlyÂ gregariousÂ sandpiperÂ isÂ migratoryÂ 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 Albinâ€™s works as it was hand coloured entirely by Albin and his daughter, Elizabeth. There were only 89 sets published.Â
Artists and Engravers: EleazarÂ 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.