Beyond the Horizon: The Mopelia Collection of Fine Atlases and Travel Books

Christie's
London

Date of the auction: 05.06.2019

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[WALDSEEMÜLLER, Martin (c.1470-c.1522).] Orbis Typus Universalis Iuxta...

[WALDSEEMÜLLER, Martin (c.1470-c.1522).] Orbis Typus Universalis Iuxta Hydrographorum Traditionem . [Strasbourg: 1513]. Finely coloured example of the extremely rare 'Admiral's Map,' by 'the most important cartographer of the early sixteenth century' (Karrow). In 1505, the cartographer Martin

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius (c.100-c.178). Geographicae enarrationis, Edited by...

PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius (c.100-c.178). Geographicae enarrationis, Edited by Michael Servetus (1509/11-1553). Vienne: Gaspar Trechsel for Hugues de La Porte at Lyons, 1541. The second of two Lyons editions by the Spanish theologian and scientist, Servetus , also known as Villanovanus. The text comprises

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius (c.100-c.178). Geographia universalis . Translated...

PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius (c.100-c.178). Geographia universalis . Translated from Greek into Latin by Willibald Pirckheimer (1470-1530), edited by Sebastian Münster (1488-1552) . Basel: Heinrich Petri, 1546. Third edition, the rare issue dated 1546 in title and colophon (instead of 1545, but dedicatory

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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BORDONE, Benedetto (?1445-1460 - 1539). Isolario … Ricorretto et di nuovo...

BORDONE, Benedetto (?1445-1460 - 1539). Isolario … Ricorretto et di nuovo ristampato con la gionta del Monte del Oro novamente ritrovato . Venice: Francesco di Leno, [1547?]. Early edition of one of the most popular illustrated guides to the 'islands and peninsulas' of the Atlantic, the

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius (c.100-c.178) and Giuseppe MOLETO (1531-1588...

PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius (c.100-c.178) and Giuseppe MOLETO (1531-1588). Geographia … a Bilibaldo Pirckheimherio traslata. Venice: Valgrisi, 1562. First Moleto edition, based on the translation by Pirckheimer, the maps being restrikes from the Ruscelli Venice (Italian) edition of 1561. Notably, this

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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PORCACCHI, Tomaso (1530-1585 ). L'Isole piu famose del Mondo descritte da...

PORCACCHI, Tomaso (1530-1585 ). L'Isole piu famose del Mondo descritte da Thomaso Porcacchi … e intagliate da Girolamo Porro. Con l'Aggiunta di molte Isole . Venice: Simon Galignani and Girolamo Porro, 1576 [colophon: Giorgio Angelieri and Simon Galignani de Karera, 1575]. Second edition, enlarged

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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WAGHENAER, Lucas Janszoon (1533-1606). Pars prima [- La deuxiesme partie...

WAGHENAER, Lucas Janszoon (1533-1606). Pars prima [- La deuxiesme partie] Du Miroir de la Navigation, de la Mer Occidentale, contenant toutes les costes de France, Espaigne, & la principale partie d'Angleterre, le tout comprins en plusieurs diverses Cartes Marines . Antwerp: Jean Bellère, 1590

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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WAGHENAER, Lucas Janszoon (1533-1606). De Zee Custen tußchen Dovere en...

WAGHENAER, Lucas Janszoon (1533-1606). De Zee Custen tußchen Dovere en Orfordtsneße, daer de Teemse de Vermaerde Rivire va Lonen gelegen is. [Amsterdam: Cornelis Claesz, 1588]. Van Doetecum engraved map of the coast of eastern England, from Dover to Great Yarmouth, showing the mouth of the Thames

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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WAGHENAER, Lucas Janszoon (1533-1606). Beschrijvinghe der Zee Custen van...

WAGHENAER, Lucas Janszoon (1533-1606). Beschrijvinghe der Zee Custen van Engelandt Tusschen wicht ende Dovern . [Amsterdam: Cornelis Claesz, 1588]. Highly decorative map of the English Channel engraved by Joannes van Doetecum , showing the Isle of Wight, Solent, and the coast eastwards to Dover

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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WYTFLIET, Cornelius (fl. c.1555-1597). Descriptionis Ptolemaicae augmentum...

WYTFLIET, Cornelius (fl. c.1555-1597). Descriptionis Ptolemaicae augmentum, sive Occidentis notitia brevi commentario illustrata . Louvain: Jan Bogaert, 1597. Second, enlarged and corrected edition of the first atlas of the Americas, containing the first printed map of present-day central Canada

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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LINSCHOTEN, Jan Huyghen van (1563-1611). Navigatio ac itinerarium … in...

LINSCHOTEN, Jan Huyghen van (1563-1611). Navigatio ac itinerarium … in orientalem sive lusitanorum Indiam [part 2: Descriptio totius Guineae tractatus ]. The Hague: Albrecht Hendrickz. for the author and Cornelius Nicolaius, and sold by Gilles Elzevir, 1599. First Latin edition, and the first to

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £70,000 - £100,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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BARENTSZ, Willem (c.1550-1597). Deliniatio cartae trium navigationum per...

BARENTSZ, Willem (c.1550-1597). Deliniatio cartae trium navigationum per Batavos, ad Septentrionalem plagam, Norvegiae, Moscoviae, et novae Semblae . [Amsterdam:] Cornelis Claesz, 1598. 'The most important map of the far northern regions ... [and] the first to show Spitzbergen' (Ginsberg). Willem

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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METELLUS, Johannes (also Jean MATAL, c.1517-1597). Speculum orbis terrae...

METELLUS, Johannes (also Jean MATAL, c.1517-1597). Speculum orbis terrae. Oberursel: Sutor, 1602. First edition of one of the rarest early world atlases by one of the modern masters of cosmography, read by Walter Ralegh and his contemporaries along with the works of Mercator, Ortelius, Muenster and

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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BARENTSZ, Willem (c.1550-1597). Caertboeck vande Midlandtsche Zee...

BARENTSZ, Willem (c.1550-1597). Caertboeck vande Midlandtsche Zee [ Description de la Mer Mediterrannee auquel son delinees & descriptes au vif toutes les costes de la Mer Mediterrannee: Commençant de Gibraltar le long de Granade, Valence, Cataloigne, Provence & Itali e]. Amsterdam: Corneille

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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MERCATOR, Gerard (1512-1594) and Jodocus HONDIUS (1563-1611). Atlas minor...

MERCATOR, Gerard (1512-1594) and Jodocus HONDIUS (1563-1611). Atlas minor, ou briefve et vive description de tout le monde . Amsterdam: Hondius, 1614. Rare French edition of the Atlas Minor, in unusually well-preserved state as complete with all maps and preliminaries and in a sound contemporary

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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SCHOUTEN, Willem Corneliszoon (1567-1625). Journal ou Relation exacte du...

SCHOUTEN, Willem Corneliszoon (1567-1625). Journal ou Relation exacte du voyage dans les Indes: Par un nouveau destroit, & par les grandes Mers Australes qu’il a descouvert, vers le Pole Antartique . Paris: Martin Gobert (text) and Melchior Tavernier (maps), 1618. Third French translation of

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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BLAEU, Willem Janszoon (1588-1664). Vertooninge naar 't leven vande...

BLAEU, Willem Janszoon (1588-1664). Vertooninge naar 't leven vande Zeecusten van Engelant tussen Poortlant ende Doeveren . [Amsterdam: c.1608]. Blaeu's map of the south coast of England, from Portland to Dover, including the Isle of Wight and Solent, coloured by a contemporary hand. The north-coast

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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BLAEU, Willem Janszoon (1588-1664). Ware afbeeldinge der Zeecusten van...

BLAEU, Willem Janszoon (1588-1664). Ware afbeeldinge der Zeecusten van Engelant gelegen tußchen Doveren en Iarmuijen ... Riviere van Londen . [Amsterdam: c.1608]. Blaeu's map of the coast of eastern England, from Dover to Great Yarmouth, showing the mouth of the Thames, coloured by a contemporary

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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BLAEU, Willem Janszoon (1588-1664) . Le Flambeau de la Navigation monstrant...

BLAEU, Willem Janszoon (1588-1664) . Le Flambeau de la Navigation monstrant la description & delineation de toutes les Costes & Havres de la Mer Occidentale, Septentrionale & Orientale. Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, 1620. First French edition of Blaeu’s important pilot book, Het licht der zee-vaert

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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HONDIUS, Jodocus the Elder (1563-1612). America . Amsterdam: [1623].

HONDIUS, Jodocus the Elder (1563-1612). America . Amsterdam: [1623]. Fine visualisation of the western hemisphere centred on the American continents , with an illustration of Brazilian native peoples engaged in communal drinking, and various scenes appropriated from De Bry's Grand Voyages including

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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DRAKE, Sir Francis (c.1540-1596) – Le voyage de l'illustre seigneur et...

DRAKE, Sir Francis (c.1540-1596) – Le voyage de l'illustre seigneur et chevalier Fran ç ois Dra c h, Admiral d'Angleterre, à l'entour du monde. Augment é e de la seconde partie . Paris: Jean Gesselin, 1627. Second edition in French, the first to include two parts . The earlier edition of this

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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MERCATOR, Rumold (1545-1599). Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio...

MERCATOR, Rumold (1545-1599). Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio . Amsterdam, dated 1587, [but 1628]. Rumold Mercator's striking world map. Gerard Mercator's great world map of 1569 was condensed into this double-hemisphere map by his son, Rumold. 'The engraving is a model of clarity and neatness

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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HONDIUS, Jodocus the Elder (1563-1612). India Orientalis . [Amsterdam: 1628].

HONDIUS, Jodocus the Elder (1563-1612). India Orientalis . [Amsterdam: 1628]. Highly appealing map of China and Southeast Asia , with a large geographic range extending from Gujarat in the west to the coasts of Southern China with the Pearl River Estuary, Canton and Formosa (Taiwan) in the east

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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COLOM, Jacob Aertsz (1600-1673). L’Ardante ou Flamboyante Colomne de la Mer...

COLOM, Jacob Aertsz (1600-1673). L’Ardante ou Flamboyante Colomne de la Mer . Amsterdam: Jacob Colom, 1633. First edition with French text of an exceptionally rare maritime atlas covering the coasts of Scandinavia, Britain and Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal and North Africa. The 43 charts in the

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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TASSIN, Christophe Nicolas (d. 1660). Cartes generale et particulieres de...

TASSIN, Christophe Nicolas (d. 1660). Cartes generale et particulieres de toutes les costes de France, tant de la mer Oceane que Mediterraneé. [Paris: Cramoisy -Tavernier-Messager, 1634]. Important sea-atlas designed to assist with French coastal defence. As a military engineer, Tassin understood

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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TASSIN, Christophe Nicolas (d.1660). Les plans et profils des toutes les...

TASSIN, Christophe Nicolas (d.1660). Les plans et profils des toutes les principales villes et lieux considerables de France. Paris: Sebastien Cramoisy, 1634-1636. First edition of both parts of the earliest detailed pocket atlas of France. This attractive collection of maps, plans and views of

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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HONDIUS, Henricus (1597-1651). Poli Arctici, et Circumiacentium Terrarum...

HONDIUS, Henricus (1597-1651). Poli Arctici, et Circumiacentium Terrarum Descriptio Novissima . [Amsterdam: 1639]. Hondius' important map of the polar region is one of the most decorative maps of the North Pole. It incorporates much English knowledge of the Northwest Passage, drawing upon the

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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MORISOT, Claude Barthelemy (1592-1661). Orbis maritimi sive rerum in mari...

MORISOT, Claude Barthelemy (1592-1661). Orbis maritimi sive rerum in mari et littoribus gestarum generalis historia . Dijon: Pierre Palliot, 1643. First and only edition of ‘the first naval history…, a veritable naval encyclopedia’ (Borba de Moraes). First issue, with the dedication to Louis XIII

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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JANSSONIUS, Johannes (1588-1664). Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova . Amsterdam...

JANSSONIUS, Johannes (1588-1664). Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova . Amsterdam: [1649]. Influential map of the eastern coast of North America, from Nova Scotia to Virginia, naming Manbattes (Manhattan) and N. Amsterdam . Published at the height of the Blaeu-Janssonius competition, this map is Janssonius

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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JANSSONIUS, Johannes (1588-1664). De Lichtende Columne ofte Zee-Spiegel...

JANSSONIUS, Johannes (1588-1664). De Lichtende Columne ofte Zee-Spiegel. Amsterdam: Jan Jansz, 1654. A unique Jansson issue; not known to Koeman. WorldCat only lists two copies dated 1654, both with Pieter Goos's imprint. The revival of maritime cartography in Amsterdam was signalled by publication

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £35,000 - £55,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019