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

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London

Date of the auction: 05.06.2019

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BERNARD, Jean Frédéric (publisher) (fl. 1715-1737). Recueil de Voyages au...

BERNARD, Jean Frédéric (publisher) (fl. 1715-1737). Recueil de Voyages au Nord, contenant divers mémoires très utiles au commerce & à la navigation . Amsterdam: J.F. Bernard, 1731-1738 (but v. 6 1729, v. 7 1725, v. 8 1727). The first ten-volume edition of this wide-ranging work on travels in the

Lot #: 91

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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MICHELOT, Henri and Laurent BRÉMOND (fl. 1694-1730). Recueil de plusiers...

MICHELOT, Henri and Laurent BRÉMOND (fl. 1694-1730). Recueil de plusiers plans des ports et rades de la Mer Medit é rran é e . [Marseilles: Laurent Brémond, 1727-1730]. E nlarged second edition, bound in contemporary green vellum with 37 plans of ports dated 1727 or 1730. Only 21 charts dated 1727

Lot #: 92

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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DUGUAY-TROUIN, René (1673-1736). Memoires de Monsieur Du Gué-Trouin...

DUGUAY-TROUIN, René (1673-1736). Memoires de Monsieur Du Gué-Trouin . Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, 1730. First ‘pirate’ edition, printed 10 years before the first authorized edition. Duguay-Trouin was one of France's most illustrious seamen and corsairs, whose naval career saw him actively engaged

Lot #: 93

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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The English Pilot for the Southern Navigation describing the sea-coasts...

The English Pilot for the Southern Navigation describing the sea-coasts, capes, headlands, bays, roads, harbours, rivers and ports . London: W. and J. Mount, T. Page and Son, 1758. Part 1 of the English Pilot . The title was a patriotic call to buy an English maritime atlas rather than a Dutch one

Lot #: 96

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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The English Pilot for the Southern Navigation: describing the sea-coasts...

The English Pilot for the Southern Navigation: describing the sea-coasts, capes, headlands, bays, roads, harbours, rivers and ports . London: W. and J. Mount, T. Page and Son, 1758. Part one of the English Pilot , with 21 charts devoted to the ports of Great Britain and Ireland, and also the coasts

Lot #: 97

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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The English Pilot. The Second Part. Describing the Sea Coasts... Rivers and...

The English Pilot. The Second Part. Describing the Sea Coasts... Rivers and Ports in the whole Northern Navigation. London: Thomas Page and William Mount, 1731. The Spencer copy of the second part of the English Pilot covering the North sea, the Northern Navigation (to Nova Zembla) and the Baltic

Lot #: 98

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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The English Pilot describing the Sea-Coasts, Capes, Head-Lands, Bays...

The English Pilot describing the Sea-Coasts, Capes, Head-Lands, Bays, Roads, Harbours, Rivers and Ports … in the Whole Mediterranean Sea. London: Mount and Page, 1786. [ Bound probably as issued with :] MICHELOT, Henri. Directions for the Mediterranean Pilot . Translated and edited by John Adams

Lot #: 99

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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AYROUARD, Jacques (fl. 1720-50). Recueil de plusieurs plans des ports et...

AYROUARD, Jacques (fl. 1720-50). Recueil de plusieurs plans des ports et rades et de quelques cartes particulieres de la Mer Mediterranée . [Paris?: 1732-1746]. First and only edition of a collection of charts depicting ports and harbours on the Mediterranean. Including charts of Marseille, Îles

Lot #: 102

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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COLLINS, Greenvile (fl.1679-1693). Great Britain’s Coasting Pilot. London...

COLLINS, Greenvile (fl.1679-1693). Great Britain’s Coasting Pilot. London: William Mount and Thomas Page, 1744. Sixth edition of this ‘landmark of British cartography’. In 1681 Collins was appointed by the Admiralty to undertake a complete survey of the coasts of Britain. 120 plans of harbours and

Lot #: 110

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, Henri Louis (1700 -1782). Traité de la Fabrique des...

DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, Henri Louis (1700 -1782). Traité de la Fabrique des Manoeuvres pour les Vaisseaux, ou L'Art de la Corderie perfectionné . Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1747. First edition, bound with the royal arms and monogram of king Louis XV. Duhamel du Monceau combined his skills as naval

Lot #: 112

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas (1703-1772). Carte Reduite Du Golphe Du Mexique Et...

BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas (1703-1772). Carte Reduite Du Golphe Du Mexique Et Des Isles De L'Amerique Pour servir au Vaisseaux du Roy ... Année 1749 . Paris: Bellin, Ingenieur de la Marine, Rue Dauphine prés la Rue Christine, 1749. First state of Bellin's fine chart of Florida, the Gulf Coast

Lot #: 115

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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ANDERSON, Johann (1674-1743). Histoire Naturelle de L'Island du Groenland...

ANDERSON, Johann (1674-1743). Histoire Naturelle de L'Island du Groenland, du Detroit de Davis, et d'autres Pays Situes sous le Nord . Paris: S. Jorry, 1750 [vol.1] and M. Lambert, 1754 [vol. 2]. First French edition of volume one, second French edition of volume two, of an account of the natural

Lot #: 116

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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BOUGUER, Pierre (1698-1758). Nouveau traité de navigation, contenant la...

BOUGUER, Pierre (1698-1758). Nouveau traité de navigation, contenant la théorie et la pratique du pilotage . Paris: Hippolyte-Louis Guerin & Louis-François Delatour, 1753. First edition of a treatise on navigation by ‘the leading French theoretical authority on all things nautical’ (DSB). Its

Lot #: 117

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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[RENNEVILLE, René Augustin Constantin de (1650-1723)]. Recueil des Voiages...

[RENNEVILLE, René Augustin Constantin de (1650-1723)]. Recueil des Voiages qui ont servi à l'établissement & au progrès de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales, formée dans les Provinces-Unies des Païs-Bas . Amsterdam: Isaac Rey, 1754. A fine set, in contemporary crushed morocco, of an important

Lot #: 118

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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DEPOT-GENERAL DE LA MARINE. Hydrographie Française [thus titled on spines...

DEPOT-GENERAL DE LA MARINE. Hydrographie Française [thus titled on spines]. Paris: [1758-1833]. A mighty 12 volume set, containing probably the largest grouping in private hands of the official navigational charts available for use in France at the beginning of the 19th century. The printing history

Lot #: 121

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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BONNE, Rigobert (1727-1795). Atlas maritime ou cartes réduites de toutes...

BONNE, Rigobert (1727-1795). Atlas maritime ou cartes réduites de toutes les côtes de France, avec les cartes particulières des isles voisines les plus considérables, suivies des plans des principales villes maritimes de ce royaume . Paris, Lattré, 1762 (date of Approbation). Scarce first edition of

Lot #: 124

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas (1703-1772). Le Petit Atlas maritime recueil de...

BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas (1703-1772). Le Petit Atlas maritime recueil de cartes et plans des quatre parties du Monde . Paris: Bellin, 1764. A very attractive copy of the first edition of one of the best-known pieces of 18 th -century French cartography, with the maps coloured by a contemporary hand

Lot #: 126

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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LE ROUGE, George Louis (c.1712-c.1790). Recueil des cotes maritimes de...

LE ROUGE, George Louis (c.1712-c.1790). Recueil des cotes maritimes de France. Paris: Desnos, 1766. Second edition, revised by Louis Brion de la Tour, of an important atlas of the French coastline. The folding map is the key to the 50 maps in this atlas. 'G. L. Le Rouge specialized more on atlases

Lot #: 128

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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MÜLLER, Gerhard Friedrich (1705-1783). Voyages et découvertes faites par...

MÜLLER, Gerhard Friedrich (1705-1783). Voyages et découvertes faites par les Russes le long des côtes de la mer glaciale & sur l'océan oriental, tant vers le Japon que vers l'Amérique. Amsterdam, [Rey], and sold in Paris by Rozet, 1768. The second French edition of Müller’s description of Siberia

Lot #: 130

Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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GRENIER, Jacques-Raymond de (1736-1803). Mémoires de la campagne de...

GRENIER, Jacques-Raymond de (1736-1803). Mémoires de la campagne de découvertes dans les mers des Indes . Brest: R. Malassis, 1772. Enlarged second edition of an important work on navigation in the Indian Ocean. Grenier’s studies in geography, hydrography and astronomy led to the creation of a new

Lot #: 133

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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KERGUELEN-TRÉMAREC, Yves-Joseph de (1734-1797). Relation d'un voyage dans...

KERGUELEN-TRÉMAREC, Yves-Joseph de (1734-1797). Relation d'un voyage dans la mer du Nord ... fait en 1767 & 1768 . Paris: Prault, 1771. [ Sold with :] – Relation de deux voyages dans les mers Australes & des Indes, faits en 1771, 1772, 1773 & 1774…Ou Extrait du Journal de sa Navigation pour la

Lot #: 134

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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APRES DE MANNEVILLETTE, Jean-Baptiste Nicolas Denis d' (1707-1780). Le...

APRES DE MANNEVILLETTE, Jean-Baptiste Nicolas Denis d' (1707-1780). Le Neptune Oriental. Paris: Demonville and Brest: Malassis, 1775. A major hydrographic atlas of the 18th century . Second edition, adding 41 new charts to the 22 of the first edition of 1745. The ‘Instructions sur la navigation de

Lot #: 138

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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JEFFERYS, Thomas (1710-1771). The West-India Atlas . London: Robert Sayer...

JEFFERYS, Thomas (1710-1771). The West-India Atlas . London: Robert Sayer and John Bennett, 1775. First edition . This important sea-atlas and Jefferys' North-American Pilot both appeared in 1775, several years after the cartographer’s death, Sayer and Bennett having inherited his stock of

Lot #: 139

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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[BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas (1703-1772).] Carte Reduite Des Mers Comprises...

[BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas (1703-1772).] Carte Reduite Des Mers Comprises Entre L'Asie et L'Amerique Apelées par les Navigateurs Mer Du Sud ou Pacifique . Paris: Dépôt de la Marine, 1776. Important sea chart showing the opening up of the Pacific Ocean and the discoveries of Australasia immediately

Lot #: 140

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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Neptune americo-septentrional: contenant les co^tes, i^les et bancs, les...

Neptune americo-septentrional: contenant les co^tes, i^les et bancs, les baies, ports, et mouillages, et les sondes des mers de cette partie du monde . [Paris: 1778-1780]. First edition of an exceptional atlas of the east coast of America, extending from Greenland southwards to the Gulf of Mexico

Lot #: 142

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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KEULEN, Gerard van (1678-1726). Het Eyland Ysland in 't Groot . [Amsterdam...

KEULEN, Gerard van (1678-1726). Het Eyland Ysland in 't Groot . [Amsterdam: c.1720]. Very rare and attractive map of Iceland, with contemporary hand colouring. Unusually, the cartographic basis is the map of Iceland by Joris Carolus, not other sea charts by the Van Keulens, although it was destined

Lot #: 143

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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PAGÈS, Pierre Marie François, Vicomte de (1748-1793). Voyages autour du...

PAGÈS, Pierre Marie François, Vicomte de (1748-1793). Voyages autour du Monde et vers les deux poles, par terre et par mer, pendant les années 1767, 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1773, 1774 & 1776 . Paris: Moutard, 1782. First edition of de Pagès’s three voyages around the world , including an overland

Lot #: 148

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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[ROCHON, Alexis Marie], CROZET, Julien-Marie (1728-1780) and Marc-Joseph...

[ROCHON, Alexis Marie], CROZET, Julien-Marie (1728-1780) and Marc-Joseph MARION DU FRESENE (1724-1772). Nouveau voyage a la mer du Sud . Paris: Barrois l'aine, 1783. Extremely rare first edition of the narrative of one of the earliest French expeditions to New Zealand and Australia. The aim of the

Lot #: 150

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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BENYOWSKY, Maurice Auguste (1746-1786). Voyages et me´moires de Maurice...

BENYOWSKY, Maurice Auguste (1746-1786). Voyages et me´moires de Maurice Auguste, comte de Benyowsky . Paris: F. Buisson, 1791. First French edition of Benyowsky’s popular chronicle of his extraordinary adventures. After being exiled to Siberia by the Russians, Benyowsky led 70 prisoners on an escape

Lot #: 158

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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(LAPEYRE, chef ingénieur). Plans des principaux ports de Fra nce tous...

(LAPEYRE, chef ingénieur). Plans des principaux ports de Fra nce tous re´duits sur la meme e chelle . [No place: endpapers watermarked 1794]. A fine atlas in contemporary hand-colour, with 35 engraved plates of notable French ports including Dunkirk, Calais, Caen, Nantes, La Rochelle, Bordeaux

Lot #: 160

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019