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In search of a northeast passage

VEER, Gerrit de. Tre navigationi fatte dagli Olandesi, e Zelandesi al settentrione nella Norvegia, Moscovia, e Tartaria verso il Catai, e regno de' Sini, doue scopersero il Mare di Veygatz, la Nuova Zembla.
Venice, Giovanni Battista Ciotti, 1599. 4to. With an engraved plate on title-page, full-page engraving of a compass and 31 half-page engraved maps and plates in text. Later vellum. Full description
€ 8,500
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Attractive children's book with views of Amsterdam

[VIEWS - AMSTERDAM]. Atlas, of verzameling van afbeeldingen der voornaamste gebouwen, torens en gezichten der stad Amsterdam. Voor kinderen.
Amsterdam, H. Moolenijzer, [1824]. Oblong 4to (20 x 26 cm). With 19 etched full-page plates, by W. Writs and R. Vinkeles after drawings by W. Writs, J. de Beyer, J. Cats, Ferdinand Bol and Claes Jansz. Visscher. Modern grey boards with the original front cover laid down. Full description
€ 3,250
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Well-executed wall map of polder land between Gouda and Utrecht

[VINGBOONS, Johannes, Justus and David]. 'T hooghe heymraedtschap vanden lande van Woerden.
[Amsterdam, Hendrik de Leth], 1740. Wall map of the water district Woerden (South Holland) in 9 large loose untrimmed sheets (each 48 x 67 cm), with the title in a banderole across the head of three sheets, information about the 14th-century charters in a cartouche, a list of city and town officials in 1739 on a plinth, a compass rose, and a scale of Rijnland rods. Full description
€ 6,500
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Magnificent 9-sheet wall-map of the province Zeeland, engraved by Visscher in 1655

VISSCHER, Nicolaus. Zelandiae Comitatus novissima tabula.
Amsterdam, widow of Joachim Ottens and sons [or Reinier and Josua Ottens], [ca. 1724 or 1747]. Imperial folio (57 x 36.5 cm). Comprising 9 untrimmed engraved sheets (each 56.5 x 66 cm; plate size 46.5 x 53.5 cm) that, if assembled, would give a map image of about 139 x 159 cm. Modern half calf. Full description
€ 7,500
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Magnificent coloured city atlas of Rotterdam, with map, views and 185 coats of arms

[VOU, Johannes de and Romeyn de HOOGHE].

Caart van de stad Rotterdam, en gezigt langs de Maas, benevens de afbeeldingen van de voornaamste publique gebouwen.
[Rotterdam, ca. 1791]. With letterpress title-page printed in red, engraved strips to be mounted above the map (together 25 x 164 cm), with the Rotterdam coat of arms flanked by six coats of arms of Burgomasters and other city officials and 10 smaller coats of arms of the "Stadsheerlijkheden"; a large engraved map of Rotterdam (108 x 120 cm); a large engraved panoramic view of Rotterdam (24.5 x 226.5 cm); and 13 engraved views of major buildings in the city (each 17.5 x 24 cm).
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(2) Namen en wapens der edelen groot achtbaren heeren raden in de vroedschap der stad Rotterdam, nevens het jaar waar in hun edelen groot achtbaren zyn aangesteld.
With letterpress title-page printed in red and 130 engraved coats of arms of members of the Rotterdam vroedschap from 1694 to 1791 (each ca. 11.5 x 8.5 cm).
(3) Pensionarissen der stadt Rotterdam. ... Secretarissen der stadt Rotterdam.
With 38 original paintings in coloured gouaches of coats of arms of 13 pensionaries (appointed 1672-1788) and 25 Secretaries (appointed 1669-1788) of Rotterdam.
[Rotterdam, 1791? (most plates engraved 1694)]. 3 parts in 1 volume. Royal double folio (1mo) (57 x 43.5 cm). All engravings hand-coloured by the publisher with gouaches and gold. Contemporary gold-tooled vellum, with the Rotterdam coat of arms on both boards.

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€ 75,000
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18th-century drawing of a lost 16th-century(?) Islamic world map, centred on the Gulf,
showing the Great Mosque and Ka’bah at Mecca, the Great Mosque at Medina,
and 5 others in Iraq and North Africa

[WORLD MAP - ISLAMIC MANUSCRIPT]. [Map of the world centred on the Arabian/Persian Gulf, showing at least 7 mosques or minarets].
[Northern India or Kashmir?, late 18th-century copy of a 16th-century(?) original]. Atlas folio (50 x 42 cm). Oval manuscript map in ink and watercolour (blue, brown, green and red; map image including water 29.5 x 38 cm, the land alone 22 x 30.5 cm) on a half sheet of extremely large European laid paper, with dozens of features labelled in Persian (written in black ink in the nastaliq script) and with animals (including elephants and a dragon), people and 4 European ships. Framed, in a passe-partout. Full description
€ 75,000
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