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Illustration of the Creation
Sebastian Munster

Basle, c.1560, Italian text. The first page of text an Italian edition of Munster's 'Cosmography', with an account of the Creation, with an illustration with God in the upper centre, angels in the top corners and dog-headed men in the bottom corners. With a capital of a putti with the letter 'H'.
MUNS0033
£225.00

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Globes
George Louis Le Rouge.

Paris, 1748. Illustration of terrestrial and celestial globes, with a compass rose and two diagrams of eclipses.
LERO0007
£68.00

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Various Geographical Diagrams of the Earth
Louis Brion de la Tour.

Paris: Desnos, 1766. Within a separately-printed decorative border.
BRIO0004
£95.00

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Diagrams of the position of different peoples of the world.
Louis Brion de la Tour.

Paris: Desnos, 1766. Africa south of the Equator, within a separately-printed decorative border.
BRIO0002
£45.00

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Various Geometrical Diagrams of the Earth
Louis Brion de la Tour.

Paris: Desnos, 1766. Within a separately-printed decorative border.
BRIO0003
£95.00

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Globes
Crépy

Paris, 1767. Illustration of terrestrial and celestial globes, with a compass rose and two diagrams of eclipses.
CREP0004
£125.00

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Geographical terms
Middleton.

London, c.1780. The diagrams 'Nominal Parts of the World'; 'Geographical Circles'; the Solar System; and an Orrery. Published in 'Middleton's Complete System of Geography'.
MIDD0003
£98.00

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Armillary Sphere
Alain Manesson Mallet.

Paris, 1683.
MALL0071
£79.00

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Miniature double-hemisphere celestial chart.
Petrus Bertius.

Amsterdam, c.1602, Latin text edition. Untitled miniature celestial chart within an ornate strapwork cartouche, engraved by Pieter van den Keere. This is the earliest of two plates used to illustrated the Bertius atlas, without longitude and latitude scales. It was replaced by a new plate by Jodocus Hondius in 1616.
BERT0101
£295.00

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Pair of celestial charts
Alain Manesson Mallet.

Paris, 1683. A pair of celestial spheres, with the constellations depicted in their classical shapes. Published in Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'.
MALL0096
£275.00

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The Zodiac
Alain Manesson Mallet.

Paris, 1683. A putti holding an illustration of the Zodiac, pointing out the Zodiac on an armillary sphere, under which is a double-hemisphere world map. Published in Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'.
MALL0100
£95.00

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An armillary sphere and globes.
Alain Manesson Mallet.

Paris, 1683. An armillary sphere, celestial and terrestrial globes and a double-hemisphere world map, to illustrate the equator. Published in Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'.
MALL0101
£95.00

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Diagram of the Solar System.
Nicolas De Fer

Paris, c.1700. Diagrams of the world illustrating geographic terms.
DEFE0030
£39.00

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View of the Imperial Observatory at Peking.
Jacques Nicolas Bellin.

Paris, c.1750. Showing globes, astrolabes and armillary spheres. The Peking Observatory was equipped by Ferdinand Verbiest, a Flemish Jesuit missionary in Peking in the late 1660s. Rather than building the latest models he worked from Tycho Brahe's 'Mechanica', published eighty years before.
BELL0113
£150.00

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An Armillary Sphere
William Guthrie

London, c.1770. An armillary sphere, within a rococco border with a putti. Published as the frontispiece to an edition of Guthrie's 'Geographical Grammar', one of the standard reference books of the 18th century.
GUTH0001
£60.00

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Celestial diagrams including the Zodiac.
John Walker.

London, 1802. Published in 'Walker's Geography'.
WALK0001
£80.00

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Set of Six Celestial Maps.
Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

London: Baldwin & Cradock, 1830. A detailed set of celestial charts on the Gnomic Projection, projected on the map in perspective. Thus the sheets form a rough cube. Each star is marked with its apparent magnitude and is shown within its classical constellation. The text contains an extensive quote from Flamsteed discussing his research on the originators of these constellations.
SDUK0062
£250.00

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Early diagram of the world.
Sebastian Munster

Basle, c.1600. Early geographical illustration, showing the horizon and tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
MUNS0029
£45.00

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Decorative titlepage
Archibald Fullarton.

London, c.1863. Engraved titlepage with female allegorical figures representing the arts and sciences.
FULL0004
£49.00

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The titlepage to the 'Gentleman's Recreation'
Richard Blome.

London: R. Bonwicke et al, 1710. The engraved title to the Second Edition of Blome's 'The Gentleman's Recreation', with allegorical figures of the arts, sciences and sports.
BLOM0011
£120.00

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