World Maps








710 - 2072
World Map
'Typus Orbis Terrarum'
Ortelius, A. (c. 1603)
11 x 8.5

Fine early map of The World by Abraham Ortelius, engraved in small format by Philippe Galle, and published in the Epitome, or pocket-edition of the "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". This map from an English text edition of c1603 published in London and thus one of the first world atlases published in England. Features include- more accurate depiction of the south American coastline than the first Ortelius Plate. California correctly depicted as a peninsula unlike much later cartography which depicted California as an Island. Apparent existance of a North West Passage. New Guinea not connected to the large southern land mass. Korea depicted as an Island. A rare item in good condition. Later colour
1250.00 GBP









509 - 1654
World Map
'A Map Of The World with the Latest Discoveries'
Bayly, J. (1779)
70 x 42

Very fine Twin Hemisphere map of the World engraved by John Bayly for John Blair's " The Chronology and History of the World ". Features include in the western hemisphere, a large land mass joining North America to Greenland with no indication of a North-West passage. Also a crudely mapped North-Western coastline before the later discoveries of James Cook. Hawaii not shown. In the eastern Hemisphere the east coast of Australia is marked with Port Stephen and Botany Bay. Dieman's Land is still connected to the mainland and the Southern Australia coastline is unmapped. Fine condition. Later colour.
395.00 GBP









710 - 2071
World Map
'The Celestial Globe'
Ortelius, A. (c. 1603)
12.5 x 9.5

Fine early map of the Stars and Constellations in twin hemisphere globes by Abraham Ortelius, engraved in small format by Philippe Galle, and published in the Epitome, or pocket-edition, of the "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". This map  from an English text edition of c.1603 published in London and thus one of the first world atlases published in England. A rare map. Fine condition. Later colour
250.00 GBP





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                                - 366



1001 - 366
World Map
'A NEW MAP of ye WORLD'
Morden, R. (1680 or later)
15.5 x 9.5

Twin hemisphere world map first produced for Robert Morden's 'Geography Rectified'. Shows California as an Island. Northwest America uncharted, New Holland and Van Dieman's land only partially charted. Later colour, traces of old folds, fine condition. (Shirley 503)
245.00 GBP





0903-131



409 - 1435
World Map
'Western Hemisphere'
Rapkin, J. (1851)
35 x 26

Superb map of The Western Hemisphere, engraved by John Rapkin, for John Tallis's highly decorative "The Illustrated Atlas". The circular map is surrounded by very fine vignettes of some of the inhabitants and the flora and fauna of the Hemisphere. These drawn by Warren and engraved by Rogers. Single page map (no central fold). Original outline colour to the map, as published and later colour to the vignettes. Condition fine.
200.00 GBP









409 - 1434
World Map
'Eastern Hemisphere'
Rapkin, J. (1851)
35 x 26

Superb map of The Eastern Hemisphere, engraved by John Rapkin, for John Tallis's highly decorative "The Illustrated Atlas". The circular map is surrounded by very fine vignettes of some of the inhabitants and the flora and fauna of the Hemisphere. These drawn by Warren and engraved by Rogers. Single page map (no central fold). Original outline colour to the map, as published and later colour to the vignettes. Condition fine.
160.00 GBP





1009
                                - 564



1009 - 564
World Map
'Chart of the World from the best Authorities'
Russell, J. (1818)
30 x 19.5

The world on Mercator's projection from Guthrie's Geography, engraved by John Russell. Shows the southern coast of Australia and the coastline of New Guinea uncharted. Original colouring. Two vertical folds. Some age related marks but generally excellent condition. 
85.00 GBP









501-1549
World
'Islands in the Atlantic'
Rapkin, J. (1851)
26 x 36

Unusual map showing the Islands of Madeira, Azores, Bermuda, Canary and Cape Verde Islands,  by John Rapkin, for John Tallis's highly decorative "The Illustrated Atlas". The vignettes show; Fayal, Villa Franca and Pico Azores, Chapel in the Rock Cape Verdes, Funchal, Four maps on a Single page, (no central fold). Original colour as published. Condition fine.
60.00 GBP





1009
                                - 500



1009 - 565
World Map
'Map of the World from the best Authorities
Russell, J. (1818)
38 x 20

Twin hemisphere world map from Guthrie's Geography, engraved by John Russell. Shows New Guinea  and southern. Australia only partially charted. Original colour. Vertical folds, as issued and a few age related surface marks, otherwise excellent condition.
85.00 GBP





1009
                                - 500



1009 - 500
World Map
'The World'
(c. 1832)
14.5 x 9

The World on Mercator's projection. Finely engraved and uncommon map from The Royal Cabinet Atlas. Shows a large land mass to the north of Canada but no distinct north west passage. Bright original colouring.
60.00 GBP





1009 - 501



1009 - 501
World Map
The World
Starling, T. (c. 1832)
15 x 9

The World in twin hemispheres. Eastern and western. Finely engraved and uncommon map from The Royal Cabinet Atlas. Bright original colouring.
60.00 GBP





1009 - 502



1009 - 502
World Map
The World
Starling, T. (c. 1832)
15 x 9

The world in twin hemispheres. Unusual north polar and south polar projections. Finely engraved and uncommon map from The Royal Cabinet Atlas. Bright original colouring.
60.00 GBP









511 - 1691
World Map
The World with the tracts and Discoveries of the Latest Navigators
Kelly, C. (c. 1832)
43 x 23

Fine twin hemisphere world map by Christopher Kelly. No Antarctic, or land masses to the north  pole are shown. A north west passage is only shown in suggested form. Cook's discoveries are shown including Hawaii. Later colour
60.00 GBP









701 - 1933
World Map
'The World in Hemispheres'
Johnson, K. (c. 1890)
44 x 25

Finely engraved twin Hemisphere world map by Keith Johnson. Original outline colour to the continents, 
50.00 GBP










511 - 1692
World Map
Hall, S. (c. 1827)
24 x 13

Attractive twin Hemisphere world map by Sidney Hall. Later colour. Mounted for framing.
50.00 GBP









1203 - 897
World Map
'Northern and Southern Polar Regions'
Fenner, R. (c. 1828)
24 x 13

Decorative twin hemisphere world map from Fenner's Pocket Atlas showing projections of the North and South poles. Later colour
40.00 GBP