Also framed and now on view at the gallery are three extremely important, world maps that are part of a collection of 30 maps and atlases we are offering. The focus of the collection is early world maps. The three include the very earliest acquirable map to include any part of America - the Ruysch of 1507; the ultra rare, Drake broadside map - an exquisite c. 1595 engraving by Jodocus Hondius commemorating Drake's circumnavigation; and the striking, 1593 De Jode, double polar projection world map. These maps are not individually catalogued on our web site, as the collection they are a part of is being offered as a unit. However, a list of the contents of the collection and more details are available on request.
Another recently framed, large map now in the gallery, though not nearly as large as the Nolli, is a navigational world map by the great English astronomer, Edmund Halley, published c. 1702. On the attractively engraved map, Halley plotted the variations of compass readings from true north over large stretches of the earth's watery surface. Our example of this map is a very rare, early edition with text that explains its innovative features.
available, new copies of both volumes of Burden's authoritative books on the
Vol. I, Maps from 1511 to 1670. $195
Vol. II, Maps from 1671-1700. $325
in, a new shipment of our custom-made map magnifiers ,
all with handles of different exotic woods, a number of which we have not
previously offered. Exclusively crafted for us by master woodworker, Leo
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