Copperplate

(Foreign Maps) : 20 items
Laurie & Whittle    Complete Body of Ancient Geography 1795 (1763)
£95
74.5 x 53.5cm


The Ancient World. Originally published 1763 in Paris (as dated in the cartouche) J.B.B. d'Anville's map of "The World as known to the Ancients", was included in various composite atlases, compiled to individual customers' requirements. The plate later passed to the publishers Laurie & Whittle in London, who in 1795 re-issued the map in their Complete Body of Ancient Geography. This example is from this latter issue. D'Anville's map was used as the source or model for similar maps in many 19th century atlases of ancient geography.
Ref: FOR 029
 
A.& C. Black    Publication not known. 1868
£20
27 x 38cm


USA - Maine. Original colour.
Ref: FOR 967
 
A.& C. Black    Publication not known. 1868
£30
55 x 41cm


USA - New England. This double-page map covers the states of New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Coloured.
Ref: FOR 968
 
W. Hughes    Source Publication Unknown 1842
£40
37.5 x 26.5cm


China. This map was drawn and engraved by W. Hughes for the firm of A.& C. Black and would have appeared in one of their world atlases. It is dated 1842, the year that Hong Kong Island was ceded to Britian by China, and this is marked by the inclusion of a small inset map showing little more than the outline of Hong Kong. The cartographer has indicated the sources used - the early Jesuit surveys of China for the mainland, and British naval surveys for the coastline. Original outline colour.
Ref: FOR 006
 
T.F. Mathesy    Sold as a single item 1942
£20
33 x 65.5cm


The Holy Land. The map is entitled a Pilgrim's Map of the Holy Land for Biblical Research… It was published by the Carpenter's Workshops in Nazareth, and was probably targetting the religious tourism market - though 1942 might not have been the best year for business!
Ref: FOR 1206
 
G. Cruchley & Co    Cruchley's Improved Atlas for Schools and Families 1848
£50
44 x 36cm


Asia.
Ref: FOR 1273
 
Author not known.   Publication unknown c1765
£750
52 x 42cm


China - Guangdong Province. From 1708-17 Jesuit missionaries in China were tasked by the emperor with surveying the country. Their work was subsequently published by the French cartographer d'Anville, firstly in a 1735 work on China by du Halde, and then in his own Nouvel Atlas de la Chine of 1737. This map is clearly based on the map of Guandong Province by d'Anville from this atlas. It was engraved by G. Child and attests to its Jesuit origin with the the inscription that it was "drawn on the spot by the Peres de Tartre and Cordoso in the year 1714". Although I have yet to trace the publication from which it comes, I would tentatively date it to the late 1760's. This is based on the dedication to Thomas Medlicott MP for Milbourne Port. There were 2 Thomas Medlicott's who served as MP for this Somerset borough. The more likely is the second, who was born Thomas Hutchings, but who adopted the Medlicott family name in 1765. An uncommon map.
Ref: FOR 1297
 
Kirkwood & Son    Source publication unknown 1820
£25
27 x 33.5cm


China. An interesting map in original outline colour.
Ref: FOR 1275
 
V. Levasseur    Atlas Classique Universel de Geographie Ancienne et Moderne 1835-50
£45
8.5 x 12cm


China. This Atlas was first published in Paris by the Societe Nationale in 1835, with at least three later re-issues by Didier between 1840 and 1850. Victor Levasseur was active as a cartographer and engraver in Paris around 1840-55. He is best known for his decorative Atlas National Illustre, covering the 86 French Departements. Probably original colour.
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S.D.U.K.    Source Publication Unknown 1843
£35
39 x 31cm


China. Engraved by J. & C. Walker and published by Chapman and Hall for the SDUK (Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge), this map marks Hong Kong just one year after the British took it over. Cartography of the interior is based on earlier mapping by de Halde. An unobtrusive library blind stamp to the bottom right corner.
Ref: FOR 005
 
W. Blaeu    Theatrum Orbis Terrarum c1633-55
£125
49.5 x 38cm


France - Nevers. This map of the province of Nevers appears in editions of Blaeu's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum from about 1633. It was probably copied from a very similar map bearing the imprint of Henry Hondius, although it may be posiible that Willem Blaeu bought the copperplate from Jodocus Hondiu's estate on his death in 1629. If the latter is true Henry Hondius map is a copy from that published by Blaeu.The map is titled Nivernium Ducatus, Gallice Duche de Nevers. Original colour. Slightly toned.
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A. Arrowsmith J. Arrowsmith    Atlas of Modern Geography 1840 (1832 or earlier)
£10
20 x 24.5cm


Russia in Europe. The Arrowsmiths were an important family of mapmakers in the first half of the 18th century. The business was founded by Aaron Arrowsmith senior, carried on after his death in 1823 by his sons Aaron junior and Samuel, and subsequently from 1839 by his nephew John. Their Atlas of Modern Geography was intended primarily for the use of schools. I have been unable to trace its first publication date but editions of 1832 and 1835 have been recorded. This map of European Russia is from an edition of 1840 - one of the first works on which John Arrowsmith is accredited as publisher after his purchase of the business from Samuel the previous year. Original outline colour.
Ref: FOR 009
 
A. Arrowsmith J. Arrowsmith    Atlas of Modern Geography 1840 (1832 or earlier)
£10
25 x 20.5cm


Germany. The Arrowsmiths were an important family of mapmakers in the first half of the 18th century. The business was founded by Aaron Arrowsmith senior, carried on after his death in 1823 by his sons Aaron junior and Samuel, and subsequently from 1839 by his nephew John. Their Atlas of Modern Geography was intended primarily for the use of schools. I have been unable to trace its first publication date but editions of 1832 and 1835 have been recorded. This map of Germany is from an edition of 1840 - one of the first works on which John Arrowsmith is accredited as publisher after his purchase of the business from Samuel the previous year. Original outline colour.
Ref: FOR 011
 
A. Arrowsmith J. Arrowsmith    Atlas of Modern Geography 1840 (1832 or earlier)
£8
24 x 20.5cm


Asia. The Arrowsmiths were an important family of mapmakers in the first half of the 18th century. The business was founded by Aaron Arrowsmith senior, carried on after his death in 1823 by his sons Aaron junior and Samuel, and subsequently from 1839 by his nephew John. Their Atlas of Modern Geography was intended primarily for the use of schools. I have been unable to trace its first publication date but editions of 1832 and 1835 have been recorded. This map of Asia is from an edition of 1840 - one of the first works on which John Arrowsmith is accredited as publisher after his purchase of the business from Samuel the previous year. Original outline colour. An unobtrsive repair to a short internal tear 1cm long.
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A. Arrowsmith J. Arrowsmith    Atlas of Modern Geography 1840 (1832 or earlier)
£8
24.5 x 20.5cm


India and the Birman Empire. The Arrowsmiths were an important family of mapmakers in the first half of the 18th century. The business was founded by Aaron Arrowsmith senior, carried on after his death in 1823 by his sons Aaron junior and Samuel, and subsequently from 1839 by his nephew John. Their Atlas of Modern Geography was intended primarily for the use of schools. I have been unable to trace its first publication date but editions of 1832 and 1835 have been recorded. This map of India and Burma is from an edition of 1840 - one of the first works on which John Arrowsmith is accredited as publisher after his purchase of the business from Samuel the previous year. Original outline colour. Repairs to upper and lower centrefold tears without loss.
Ref: FOR 019
 
A. Arrowsmith J. Arrowsmith    Atlas of Modern Geography 1840 (1832 or earlier)
£8
18 x 12cm


Switzerland. The Arrowsmiths were an important family of mapmakers in the first half of the 18th century. The business was founded by Aaron Arrowsmith senior, carried on after his death in 1823 by his sons Aaron junior and Samuel, and subsequently from 1839 by his nephew John. Their Atlas of Modern Geography was intended primarily for the use of schools. I have been unable to trace its first publication date but editions of 1832 and 1835 have been recorded. This map of is from an edition of 1840 - one of the first works on which John Arrowsmith is accredited as publisher after his purchase of the business from Samuel the previous year. Original outline colour.
Ref: FOR 019
 
A. Arrowsmith J. Arrowsmith    Atlas of Modern Geography 1840
£10
25 x 20.5cm


Southern Italy. The Arrowsmiths were an important family of mapmakers in the first half of the 18th century. The business was founded by Aaron Arrowsmith senior, carried on after his death in 1823 by his sons Aaron junior and Samuel, and subsequently from 1839 by his nephew John. Their Atlas of Modern Geography was intended primarily for the use of schools. I have been unable to trace its first publication date but editions of 1832 and 1835 have been recorded. This map of is from an edition of 1840 - one of the first works on which John Arrowsmith is accredited as publisher after his purchase of the business from Samuel the previous year. Original outline colour. Minor repairs to top amd bottom centrefold tears, not affecting the printed image.
Ref: FOR 014
 
A. Arrowsmith J. Arrowsmith    Atlas of Modern Geography 1840
£8
24 x 20.5cm


East Indies. The Arrowsmiths were an important family of mapmakers in the first half of the 18th century. The business was founded by Aaron Arrowsmith senior, carried on after his death in 1823 by his sons Aaron junior and Samuel, and subsequently from 1839 by his nephew John. Their Atlas of Modern Geography was intended primarily for the use of schools. I have been unable to trace its first publication date but editions of 1832 and 1835 have been recorded. This map of is from an edition of 1840 - one of the first works on which John Arrowsmith is accredited as publisher after his purchase of the business from Samuel the previous year. Original outline colour.
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A. Arrowsmith J. Arrowsmith    Atlas of Modern Geography 1840
£7
24 x 20.5cm


Asia Minor (Turkey, Cyprus and North-West Syria). The Arrowsmiths were an important family of mapmakers in the first half of the 18th century. The business was founded by Aaron Arrowsmith senior, carried on after his death in 1823 by his sons Aaron junior and Samuel, and subsequently from 1839 by his nephew John. Their Atlas of Modern Geography was intended primarily for the use of schools. I have been unable to trace its first publication date but editions of 1832 and 1835 have been recorded. This map of is from an edition of 1840 - one of the first works on which John Arrowsmith is accredited as publisher after his purchase of the business from Samuel the previous year. Original outline colour. A small repair to a lower cetrefold tear, without loss.
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A. Arrowsmith J. Arrowsmith    Atlas of Modern Geography 1840
£8
24 x 20.5cm


Persia with a part of Cabul (I.e. Iran & Afghanistan). The Arrowsmiths were an important family of mapmakers in the first half of the 18th century. The business was founded by Aaron Arrowsmith senior, carried on after his death in 1823 by his sons Aaron junior and Samuel, and subsequently from 1839 by his nephew John. Their Atlas of Modern Geography was intended primarily for the use of schools. I have been unable to trace its first publication date but editions of 1832 and 1835 have been recorded. This map of is from an edition of 1840 - one of the first works on which John Arrowsmith is accredited as publisher after his purchase of the business from Samuel the previous year. Original outline colour. A small repair to a lower centrefold repair, without loss.
Ref: FOR 018