Midshipman Stewart Magee Walker

Midshipman Stewart Magee Walker

HMS Commonwealth, Exe, Warrior and Hercules

Contemporary half calf

1909-1912

21cm x 32cm

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A fine set of illustrated logs in one volume with 7 ink and watercolour maps and charts, 45 technical profiles, many folding, and 5 printed documents all mounted in between the text. The logs describe activity along the coasts of England, Scotland and Spain during the pre-WWI years.

Guillaume Raynal & Rigobert Bonne

Guillaume Raynal & Rigobert Bonne

Atlas pour l'Histoire Philosophique

In-quarto contemporary full calf

Paris, 1780

21cm x 26cm

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Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre, dressé pour l'Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens et du commerce des Européens dans les Deux Indes. Complete with its 50 maps by Bonne and 23 tables.

Vincenzo Maria Coronelli

Vincenzo Maria Coronelli

Celestial Globe Gores

65cm x 28cm (half gore)

First half of XXth century

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A fine set of 24 half gores by the Venetian cosmographer Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718), printed on uncut sheets from original copper plates and intended for a 110cm celestial globe (1688 edition). Each set also comprises 2 polar caps and the horizon ring in 8 sections.

Johannes Blaeu

Johannes Blaeu

Novus Atlas Sinensis A Martino Martinio... 

Amsterdam, 1655

First Latin edition

Large Folio (565 x 365mm)

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Frontispiece and maps in contemporary publisher's hand-colouring, original binding. Blaeu's Novus Atlas Sinensis represents the first European Atlas of China. It remained the standard geographical work on China until the publication of D'Anville's Atlas de la Chine of 1773.

Vincenzo Maria Coronelli

Vincenzo Maria Coronelli

Terrestrial Globe Gores

65cm x 28cm (half gore)

First half of XXth century

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A fine set of 24 half gores by the Venetian cosmographer Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718), printed on uncut sheets from original copper plates and intended for a 110cm terrestrial globe (1688 edition). Each set also comprises 2 polar caps and the horizon ring in 8 sections.

Jan Jansz Stampioen & Martin Calm

Jan Jansz Stampioen & Martin Calm

Onderwys in ’t Regte Gebruyk van het Hemels-Plyn
Amsterdam, Jochem Hasebroek, c. 1722
49cm x 61.5cm

Extremely rare engraved celestial chart by Stampioen. Rotating printed paper volvelle on an off-centre axis to indicate the part of the sky visible at any date and time and to make a variety of celestial calculations, all for the Netherlands’ latitude of 52 degrees.