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First editions and rare atlases from the 17th century onward, including copies in fine bindings.

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  1. La sfera del mondo. Di nuovo da lui ripolita, accrescuita, & fino à Sei Libri, di Quattro che erano ampliata, & quasi per ogni parte rinovata, & riformata; De le stelle fisse, Libro Uno, Dove di tutte le XLVIII immag in celesti.
    Eighth edition of the first printed star atlas, originally published in 1540. All early editions are rare. De la sfera del mondo is a traditional Ptolemaic-Aristotelian geocentric cosmography, but its appendix, De le stelle fisse, represents the first printed star atlas, containing maps of the stars as opposed to simple... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 92530

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  2. "Atlas pour le cours de Géographie et d'Histoire ancienne pendant l'année Scolaire 1840. Avec le Sommaire de chaque leçon."
    Essentially a painstakingly completed school exercise, which has resulted in the creation of a highly attractive atlas to accompany a course in ancient history, covering the period from the Assyrian Empire to the demise of Alexander's Empire in eight maps, each of them accompanied by a brief explanatory text. Individual... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 91993

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  3. Britannia depicta; or, Ogilby Improv'd; being a Correct Coppy of Mr. Ogilby's Actual Survey of all ye Direct & Principal Cross Roads in England and Wales …
    First edition, first issue of this of this highly popular reduced version of John Ogilby's 1675 road atlas; Bowen's address given as "next ye King of Spain", plate 128 misnumbered 121, and plates 74 and 75 transposed. Bowles decided to go one better than Thomas Gardner and John Senex, who were planning reduced size re-issues... Learn More
    £1,950

    Stock Code: 63756

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  4. Die gantze Erd-Kugel,
    First German edition of Sanson's handsome atlas portatif, translated from the French continental volumes published in 1648, 1652, 1655, and 1657. The collation resembles closely the 1683 edition with 62 engraved maps, here with 15 maps of the Americas, 13 of Europe, 17 of Asia, and 18 of Africa. Nicolas Sanson père (1600-1667)... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 49697

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  5. A new and complete system of Universal Geography;
    First edition. The firm of Thomas Kelly, famous for Kelly's Directory, was founded in 1799 and carried on the Paternoster Row tradition of publishing this and similar compendia of useful information, copiously illustrated, for the growing middle class readership. Learn More
    £1,800

    Stock Code: 33351

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  6. Description de tout l'univers, en plusieurs cartes,
    First edition under this title, comprising atlases of the four continents already published as individual volumes by Halma, with the addition of new maps of England, Scotland, Ireland, Brandenburg, the United Provinces, Holland, Switzerland, Sicily and two maps of the Holy Land. Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 30180

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