Antique map titled ‘Carte Generale Des Indes Orientales et des Isles Adiacentes’. Uncommon, early map of Southeast Asia from the Maldives to the South of Japan with parts of the northern Australian coast, published separately by Pierre Mariette.
Condition: Great condition, blank verso. Please study images carefully.
Dimensions: 60.5 x 45 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 gĂ©ographie ancienne et moderne (..)' by Pierre M. Lapie and Alexandre E. Lapie.
Artists and Engravers:Â Pierre M.Â LapieÂ 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: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 fatherâs business rather than practice. After his fatherâs death, the brothers took over their fatherâs 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 fatherâsÂ 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: Antique map Europe and Asia titledÂ '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 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 Albinâs 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.
Description: Antique print titled âFringilla, Spinus'. This print depicts the Eurasian Siskin with nest and eggs (Dutch: Sijs).Â The Eurasian siskin (Spinus spinus) is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. It is also called the European siskin, common siskin or just siskin. Other (archaic) names include black-headed goldfinch, barley bird and aberdevine.It is very common throughout Europe and Asia. It is found in forested areas, both coniferous and mixed woodland where it feeds on seeds of all kinds, especially of alder and conifers.
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.Â
Artists and engravers: 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: 27.5 x 41.3 cm.
- Condition: Very good. General age-related toning. Please study image carefully.