5071 - 5229 FINE ARTS - FOREIGN TOPOGRAPHY. MAPS, PLANS and VIEWS
- Middle-fold as published.
- Terrestrial globe: browned (prob. from darkening of varnish); some chipped spots, mostly in Northern hemisphere. Celestial globe: similarly browned; a few sl. worn/ chipped spots.
= Cf. Van der Krogt, Old Globes in the Netherlands, New 2 (Terrestrial globe). The firm of the Newton family was active until the early 20th cent.
- Two tiny holes; sl. worn and sl. darkened on central fold.
= Van der Krogt/ Koeman I, 5112:1.1, from a Latin edition.
- Darkened along margins. Frame sl. dam.
= Provenance: the estate of Boudewijn Büch, sold at auction by Sotheby Amsterdam in 2004.
- Left edge frayed; otherwise fine.
AND 2 others, i.a. a handcol. engr. map "Nottingham Shire" (London, R. Morden, late 17th cent. Sm. tear in upper margin).
= Van der Krogt/ Koeman I, 5890:1.1. Attractive map (w. ample margins) showing the Orkney and Shetland Islands.
- Fold next to middle fold; otherwise a fine and attractive map.
- Both folded once.
= Two complimentary maps that can be joined together to form a map of ENgland and Wales.
- Some foxing in blank margins.
= Based on John Rocque's map from his A new and accurate Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster (1748), and showing the area from Hammersmith in the east to Woolwich in the west and from Hampstead in the north to Greenwich in the south. The city of London at this time extending only from Westminster and Hyde Park to Wapping just east of the Tower.
- A few tiny holes; cut just outside the borderline; a few creases.
AND 3 similar publ. by the same: "Yrlandt, van Dubling tot Corkbeg", "Paskaarte om achter Yrlandt om te Zeylen (...)" and "De Noord-Oost zyde van Yerlandt (...)" (similar defects).
- Sl. yellowed; closed tear in lower blank margin. = Van der Krogt/ Koeman 7805:2
- One map waterst., frayed and sl. mouldy.
- Neatly closed tear in right margin.
ADDED 1 other map: "Le Cercle de la Haute Saxe ou sont Le Duché et Eslectorat de Saxe, les Marquisats de Misnie et de Lusace, et le Landgaviat de Thuringe (...)" (large engr. map w. handcol. borders, 2 cartouches, Paris, H. Jaillot, 1681. Left margin sl. waterstained).
- Several closed tears; occas. duststained along margins.
= Joined together these 4 maps show the first approximately correct map of India, carrying the title: "Carte de l'Indostan ou de l'Empire Mogol; d'après les observations les plus recentes." The cartographer James Rennell (1742-1830), is regarded as the 'father of Indian cartography' and was one of the founders of the Royal Geographical Society in 1830. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XC.
LOOSELY INSERTED IN: Rennell, J. Receuil de cartes géographiques pour la description de l'Indostan. Paris, Poignée, "an VIII" (1800), (2),39,(1) textp., 10 fold. engr. maps (incl. the 4 maps forming the wallmap) and 1 fold. plan, contemp. boards, 4to.
- Lacks p.7/8 of the index; most margins of maps duststained; title-p. sl. foxed. Binding rubbed and badly soiled.
= The atlas vol. only to J. RENNELL, Description historique et géographique de l'Indostan (Paris, 1800).
- Upper edge laid down on paper mount.
= After a plate from La Harpe, Histoire Générale (1780).