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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CLEIRAC, Etienne (1583-1657). Us, et coustumes de la mer… Avec un Traicté...

CLEIRAC, Etienne (1583-1657). Us, et coustumes de la mer… Avec un Traicté des termes de marine, et reglement de la navigation des fleuves et rivieres. Le tout reveu, corrigé et augmenté . [ With :] – Explication des termes de marine employez par les edicts, ordonnances et reglemens de l'Admirauté

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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CHARPENTIER, François (1620-1702). Relation de l'establissement de la...

CHARPENTIER, François (1620-1702). Relation de l'establissement de la Compagnie Francoise, pour le commerce des Indes orientales . Paris: Sebastien Cramoisy and Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy, 1665. Rare first edition of a propaganda piece for the newly-established French East India Company. Following

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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DUDLEY, Robert (1573-1649). Carta particolare della Brittania bassa in...

DUDLEY, Robert (1573-1649). Carta particolare della Brittania bassa in Francia che comincia con il capo Armentice e Finisce con il capo Forne. [Florence: Giuseppe Cocchini, probably 1661]. Beautifully engraved chart of the southern coast of Brittany, signed by the engraver Antonio Francesco Lucini

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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DUDLEY, Robert (1573-1649). Carta particolare della costa di Guasconnia in...

DUDLEY, Robert (1573-1649). Carta particolare della costa di Guasconnia in Francia che comincia con il Fiuime di Burdeaux e Finisce con l'Isola di Heys . [Florence: Giuseppe Cocchini, probably 1661]. Beautifully engraved chart of the western coast of Gascony and Bordeaux in France, signed by the

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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DONCKER, Hendrick (1626-1699). De Zee-Atlas of Water-Waerelt . Amsterdam...

DONCKER, Hendrick (1626-1699). De Zee-Atlas of Water-Waerelt . Amsterdam: Hendrick Doncker, 1666. Hand-coloured copy of Doncker ’ s constantly evolving sea-atlas. ‘Doncker’s charts were the most up-to-date in the second half of the 17th century’ (Koeman). Between 1659 and 1669, he increased the

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £50,000 - £70,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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GOOS, Pieter (1616-1675). L’Atlas de la Mer ou Monde aquaticque repr é...

GOOS, Pieter (1616-1675). L’Atlas de la Mer ou Monde aquaticque repr é sentant toutes les costes maritimes. Amsterdam: Pieter Goos, 1670. A sumptuous copy, beautifully hand-coloured and heightened with gold by a contemporary artist. Hendrik Doncker was the originator of this form of sea-atlas and

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £70,000 - £100,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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GOOS, Pieter (1615/1616-1675). Orbis Terrarum Nova et accuratissima tabula...

GOOS, Pieter (1615/1616-1675). Orbis Terrarum Nova et accuratissima tabula. Nieuwe Werelt Kaert. [Amsterdam: 1666 or later]. Very rare double-hemisphere world map, from Pieter Goos' maritime atlas, 'the finest printed at the time' (Shirley). This map's predecessors were the world maps published by

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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GOOS, Pieter (1616-1675). Pas-Caart vant Canaal vertoonende int Gheheel...

GOOS, Pieter (1616-1675). Pas-Caart vant Canaal vertoonende int Gheheel Engelandt, Schotlandt, Yrlandt . Amsterdam: 1669. Rare and striking sea chart of the British Isles, centred on the Isle of Man, and oriented with west to the top . Koeman IV, M.Goos 27 (variant of map 41). Double-page engraved

Lot #: 38

Estimate: £600 - £900

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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JACOBSZ LOOTSMAN, Theunis (1606/7-1650), Jacob (d.1679) and Caspar...

JACOBSZ LOOTSMAN, Theunis (1606/7-1650), Jacob (d.1679) and Caspar (d.1711). Le Grand & Nouveau Miroir ou Flambeau de la Mer . Translated from Flemish into French by Paul Yvounet. Amsterdam: Jacob & Casper Jacobsz Lootsman, 1669. A rare maritime atlas and pilot guide, from the noble French library

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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[DUVAL, Pierre (1618-1683)]. [ Compilation from atlases ]. [Paris: Duval...

[DUVAL, Pierre (1618-1683)]. [ Compilation from atlases ]. [Paris: Duval, 1670s]. Sumptuous, extravagantly extra-illustrated eighteenth-century compilation made from five of Pierre Duval’s atlases, all skilfully and tastefully coloured. The volumes include maps, tables and blazons from Duval’s

Lot #: 40

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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COLOM, Jacob Aertsz (1600-1673). Colomne Ardante de la mer M é diterran é e...

COLOM, Jacob Aertsz (1600-1673). Colomne Ardante de la mer M é diterran é e . Amsterdam: Jacob Colom, 1671. Tenth edition with French text; all editions are rare . The first edition in Dutch appeared in 1632, followed by the first editions in French and English ( The Upright Fyrie Colomne ) a year

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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NAVIGATION. Manuscript, 'De la Navigation', [France, perhaps Le Havre...

NAVIGATION. Manuscript, 'De la Navigation', [France, perhaps Le Havre, c.1673/4]. In French, on paper, illustrated with approximately 167 figures, of which 8 with volvelles, 3 folding, occasionally embellished with watercolour, a few embellished with grotesque figures, landscapes, etc., and 19

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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LEVANTO, Francesco Maria (fl.1664-1675). Guida fedele de piloti per il mare...

LEVANTO, Francesco Maria (fl.1664-1675). Guida fedele de piloti per il mare Mediterraneo . [N.p.]: 1676. Exceedingly rare second edition of a maritime atlas based on Pieter Goos's pilot guide of the Mediterranean, Nieuwe Groote Zee-Spiegel (1662). The first edition, with the title Prima parte dello

Lot #: 43

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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WIT, Frederick de (1629/1630-1706) Novissima et Accuratissima totius...

WIT, Frederick de (1629/1630-1706) Novissima et Accuratissima totius Americae Descriptio . Amsterdam, [1678]. The first Dutch map to show five Great Lakes in North America. Based on de Wit's great wall map of 1672 (see Burden II, 428), but with the Great Lakes considerably improved, as is the

Lot #: 44

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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PYRARD DE LAVAL, François (1601-1611). Voyage... contenant sa navigation...

PYRARD DE LAVAL, François (1601-1611). Voyage... contenant sa navigation aux Indes Orientales, Maldives, Moluques, & au Bresil .... Paris: Louis Billaine, 1679. 'Most complete edition’ (Howgego) of the dramatic account of Pyrard de Laval, a French merchant seaman, of his voyage to India. Upon being

Lot #: 45

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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PITT, Moses (1654-1696). A Map of the North-Pole and the Parts Adioining...

PITT, Moses (1654-1696). A Map of the North-Pole and the Parts Adioining . Oxford: 1680. First state of one of the most attractive English maps of the North Pole and Arctic regions. 'This decorative map combines the primitive concepts of "Frisland", "Frobisher Strait" as bisecting southern

Lot #: 46

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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STOOPENDAAL, Daniel (fl. 1680-1729). Orbis Terrarum Tabula recens emendata...

STOOPENDAAL, Daniel (fl. 1680-1729). Orbis Terrarum Tabula recens emendata et in lucem edita . Rotterdam: [c.1680 or later]. Bible world map, depicting California as an island. This double-hemisphere world map originates with Visscher's of 1663 (Shirley World 431), which was published both in a

Lot #: 47

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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COLUMBUS, Fernando (1488-1539). La vie de Cristofle Colomb, et la...

COLUMBUS, Fernando (1488-1539). La vie de Cristofle Colomb, et la decouverte qu il a faite des Indes occidentales, vulgairement appellées le Nouveau monde. Paris: Barbin and Ballard, 1681. First edition in French of the life of Christopher Columbus written by his son Ferdinand, one of the most

Lot #: 48

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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SANSON D’ABBEVILLE, Nicolas (1600-1667). L'Europe en plusieurs cartes et en...

SANSON D’ABBEVILLE, Nicolas (1600-1667). L'Europe en plusieurs cartes et en divers traittes de geographie et d'histoire [with:] L'Asie en plusieurs cartes nouvelles et exactes … [with:] L'Afrique en plusieurs cartes nouvelles et exactes… [and:] L'Amerique en plusieurs cartes nouvelles et exactes

Lot #: 49

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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BRITTANY. Manuscript maps, giving navigational instructions for Brittany...

BRITTANY. Manuscript maps, giving navigational instructions for Brittany (Brest) and Poitou (Rochefort and La Rochelle), [perhaps France or England, c.1685-1690]. In French, on two double-page sheets, brown ink on paper watermarked IHS monogram with cross above AI, and with fleur-de-lis on a crowned

Lot #: 50

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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LE CORDIER, Samson (1660-1720). Traité des pratiques journalieres des...

LE CORDIER, Samson (1660-1720). Traité des pratiques journalieres des pilotes – Journal de navigation . Le Havre: Jacques Gruchet, 1683. First edition of a scientific introduction to navigation , with many woodcut illustrations, including chapters on the use of the compass and other instruments of

Lot #: 51

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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DESROCHES, Nicolas. Dictionaire des Termes Propres de Marine . Paris: A...

DESROCHES, Nicolas. Dictionaire des Termes Propres de Marine . Paris: A. Auroy, 1687. Dedication copy of the first comprehensive French dictionary on shipping, with the plates of flags coloured by a contemporary hand. Desroches is listed as Lieutenant de Vaisseau in 1671 and captain in 1693, but not

Lot #: 52

Estimate: £6,000 - £9,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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KEULEN, Johannes van (1654-1715). De Groote Nieuwe Vermeerderde Zee-Atlas...

KEULEN, Johannes van (1654-1715). De Groote Nieuwe Vermeerderde Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Werelt. Amsterdam: Johannes van Keulen, 1688. A hand-coloured maritime atlas of unprecedented scope and splendour. The charts after Claes Janszoon Voght combine baroque artistry with a technical ability that

Lot #: 53

Estimate: £150,000 - £200,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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KEULEN, Johannes van (1654-1715). Wassende graade Kaart van alle bekende...

KEULEN, Johannes van (1654-1715). Wassende graade Kaart van alle bekende Zeekusten op den geheelen Aardbodem . [Amsterdam: 1682, but c. late 1690s]. Scarce world map on Mercator's projection, prepared by the mathematician Claesz J. Vooght for van Keulen in 1682. The present lot is in its second

Lot #: 54

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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KEULEN, Johannes van (1654-1715) and Gerard van KEULEN (1678-1726). 9...

KEULEN, Johannes van (1654-1715) and Gerard van KEULEN (1678-1726). 9 charts from the Zee-Fakkel , Part II, showing the coasts of Ireland, Scotland, English Channel and the Bay of Biscay. Amsterdam: [c.1695-1704]. Superbly coloured sea charts, executed by a contemporary hand in a painterly fashion

Lot #: 55

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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[MORTIER, Pieter (1661-1711).] Le Royaume d'Escosse Divisé en Parties...

[MORTIER, Pieter (1661-1711).] Le Royaume d'Escosse Divisé en Parties Septentrionale & Meridionale . Paris: H. Jaillot, 1696 [but Amsterdam: Pieter Mortier, 1696]. Impressive large map of Scotland, beautifully hand-coloured by a contemporary hand. Although his name does not appear on the map, this

Lot #: 56

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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MALLET, Allain Manesson (1630-1706). Description de l'univers, contenant...

MALLET, Allain Manesson (1630-1706). Description de l'univers, contenant les differents syst ê mes du monde, les cartes g é n é rals et particuli è res de la g é ographie ancienne et modern. Paris: Denys Thierry, 1683. First edition of a geographical guide known for its wealth of accurately

Lot #: 57

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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FER, Nicolas de (1646-1720). Les costes de France sur l'océan et sur la mer...

FER, Nicolas de (1646-1720). Les costes de France sur l'océan et sur la mer mediterranée. Paris: Nicolas de Fer, 1690. First edition of the first atlas published by Nicolas De Fer , produced shortly after he became the official geographer to the French Dauphin. The maps are based on an atlas

Lot #: 58

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria (1650-1718). Mare del Nord . Venice: 1691.

CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria (1650-1718). Mare del Nord . Venice: 1691. Ornate map of North America from Coronelli's magnificent Atlante Veneto. The Venetian discovery of Labrador is celebrated with the inscription 'Scoperta da Antonio Zeno N. Veneto nel 1390' within the Canadian landmass. Although the

Lot #: 59

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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Le Neptune Franç ois ou Atlas nouveau des cartes marines. Paris: Hubert...

Le Neptune Franç ois ou Atlas nouveau des cartes marines. Paris: Hubert Jaillot [but Amsterdam: Pieter Mortier], 1693 – [Part 2] Atlas maritime. Cartes marines a l’usage des arm ées du Roy de la Grande Bretagne . Amsterdam: Pieter Mortier, 1693. A triumph of Dutch 17th-century map publishing [and

Lot #: 60

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019