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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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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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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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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HOOGHE, Romein de (1645-1708). Carte Maritime des Environs de Dieppe depuis...

HOOGHE, Romein de (1645-1708). Carte Maritime des Environs de Dieppe depuis Pont Asselane jusquest au Havre De Grace. Amsterdam: Pieter Mortier, 1693. Magnificent example of Romein de Hooghe's regional chart of Normandy, extending from Rouen to Abbeville, and centred on Dieppe. The elaborate

Lot #: 63

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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HOOGHE, Romein de (1645-1708). Carte Marine des Environs de l'Isle D'Oleron...

HOOGHE, Romein de (1645-1708). Carte Marine des Environs de l'Isle D'Oleron A L'usage Des Armees Du Roy De Land Grande Bretagne. Amsterdam: [Pieter Mortier], 1693. An excellent example of the cartographic artistry of Romein De Hooghe, centred on La Rochelle, and extending from Le Pouliguen in the

Lot #: 64

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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HOOGHE, Romein de (1645-1708). Carte Nouvelle des Costes de Normandie et de...

HOOGHE, Romein de (1645-1708). Carte Nouvelle des Costes de Normandie et de Bretagne despuis le Havre De Grace jusques a Morlaix . Amsterdam: Pieter Mortier, [1693, date erased]. Highly decorative chart demonstrating the excellence of de Hooghe's engraving, coloured in outline by a contemporary

Lot #: 65

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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MORTIER, Pieter (1661-1711). Carte Particuliere des Costes Occidentales...

MORTIER, Pieter (1661-1711). Carte Particuliere des Costes Occidentales d'Irelande qui la Baye de Galloway et la Riviere de Lymerick. [Amsterdam: 1693]. A beautifully coloured chart of the Limerick River and Galway Bay in Ireland, heightened with gold. There is a large inset of the port and castle

Lot #: 67

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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DESHAYES, Jean (d. 1706) and Nicolas de FER (1646-1720). De la grande...

DESHAYES, Jean (d. 1706) and Nicolas de FER (1646-1720). De la grande rivière de Canada: appellée par les europeens de St. Laurens . Paris: [c.1695]. Important early issue before letters of this chart showing the great St Lawrence River in Canada. The main sweep of the map covers from Quebec to

Lot #: 69

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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ALLARD, Charles (1648-1709). L'Isle de Ré . Amsterdam: 1696.

ALLARD, Charles (1648-1709). L'Isle de Ré . Amsterdam: 1696. Superbly coloured map showing the British bombardment of the Ile de Ré in 1696. Double-page engraved map, coloured by a contemporary hand , title cartouche to lower left within elaborate border containing cannon and cherubs, inset view of

Lot #: 70

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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[MORTIER, Pieter (1661-1711).] Carte De La Manche ... Reveue et Corrigée...

[MORTIER, Pieter (1661-1711).] Carte De La Manche ... Reveue et Corrigée Par le Sr. Sanson. Paris: Hubert Jaillot, 1692 [but, Amsterdam: Pieter Mortier, 1693]. This strikingly large and highly detailed map of the English Channel is in fact one of Mortier's counterfeit products. Alexis-Hubert Jaillot

Lot #: 71

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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MONTAUBAN, Etienne de (fl. 1691-1695). Relation du voyage du Sieur de...

MONTAUBAN, Etienne de (fl. 1691-1695). Relation du voyage du Sieur de Montauban . Bordeaux: Raymond Brun, 1697. Exceedingly rare first edition of the buccaneering voyages of Etienne de Montauban. This account relates to Montauban's piratical operations in the Caribbean and along the West African

Lot #: 72

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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[POINTIS, Jean-Bernard Desjeans de (1645-1707)]. Relation de l’expédition...

[POINTIS, Jean-Bernard Desjeans de (1645-1707)]. Relation de l’expédition de Carthagène, faite par les Français en 1697 . Amsterdam, Héritiers d’Antoine Schelte, 1698. First edition (only 3 copies recorded at auction in the last 30 years), rare as complete with both engraved plates (a plan and a

Lot #: 73

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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LAS CASAS, Bartolome de (c.1484-1556). Relation des Voyages et des...

LAS CASAS, Bartolome de (c.1484-1556). Relation des Voyages et des decouvertes que les Espagnols ont fait dans les Indes Occidentales . - Relation du Voyage du sieur de Montauban . - L'Art de Voyager Utilement . Amsterdam: J. Louis de Lorme, 1698. An abbreviated French translation of Las Casas's

Lot #: 74

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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MORTIER, Pieter (1661-1711) – Les Costes de France et d’Espagne sur l'ocean...

MORTIER, Pieter (1661-1711) – Les Costes de France et d’Espagne sur l'ocean et sur la mer M é diterran é e. Amsterdam: Pieter Mortier, [1700?]. A rare sea atlas complete in itself, but also forming parts 13-14 of Mortier’s Les Forces de l’Europe, Asie, Afrique et Amerique, ou Description des

Lot #: 76

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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ROBIJN, Jacobus (1649-c.1710) – DANCKERTS, Cornelis, the younger...

ROBIJN, Jacobus (1649-c.1710) – DANCKERTS, Cornelis, the younger (1664-1717). Nieuw Aerdsch Pleyn [Amsterdam: c.1700]. Magnificent world map centred on the North Pole. It first appeared in Robijn's sea atlas published sometime after 1686; this is the second state with Robijn's imprint replaced with

Lot #: 77

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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VALK, Gerard (1652-1726) and Leonard VALK (1675-1746). Orbis Terrarum Nova...

VALK, Gerard (1652-1726) and Leonard VALK (1675-1746). Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accurata Tabula . Amsterdam: [c.1700]. Striking map of the world surrounded by allegorical scenes of the four seasons. Shirley notes 'The map has been updated geographical compared to Valk's earlier ones and now includes

Lot #: 78

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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MICHELOT, Henri (fl. c.1700). Le portulan de la partie de la mer...

MICHELOT, Henri (fl. c.1700). Le portulan de la partie de la mer Mediterrannee, ou Le vray guide des pilotes costiers . Marseille: Pierre Mesnier, 1703. First edition of an important manual for navigating the coasts of the Mediterranean , with descriptions of Cadiz, Malaga, Majorca, Marseille, St

Lot #: 81

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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KEULEN, Johannes van (1654-1715). Nieuwe Wassende Graade Paskaart Over de...

KEULEN, Johannes van (1654-1715). Nieuwe Wassende Graade Paskaart Over de Geeheele Oost-Zee . Amsterdam: [c.1710]. Extremely attractive map of the Baltic Sea, fully coloured by a contemporary hand. This seems to be one of the later variants of the map that appeared in the Zee-fakkel , because of the

Lot #: 83

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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KEULEN, Gerard van (1678-1726) and Johannes van KEULEN II (1704-1755...

KEULEN, Gerard van (1678-1726) and Johannes van KEULEN II (1704-1755). Nieuwe Gelijk Gradige of Platte Zekaart Van Het Noorder deel van Europa Vertoonende de Geheele Groenlandse En Moskovise Scheepvaard Waer in Elk de Miswijsinge Van het Compas selver moet Verbeeteren . Amsterdam: [c.1734

Lot #: 84

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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MICHELOT, Henri and Laurent BRÉMOND (fl.1694-1730). An untitled collection...

MICHELOT, Henri and Laurent BRÉMOND (fl.1694-1730). An untitled collection of 14 charts of the Mediterranean. Marseille: Michelot and Brémond, 1715-1726. A fine suite of charts, exquisitely painted by a contemporary artist , probably issued in this form by the publishers, though the number of charts

Lot #: 87

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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The Sea-Coasts of France from Calais to Bayone. Described in fifteen large...

The Sea-Coasts of France from Calais to Bayone. Described in fifteen large charts from the original done at Paris . London: William Mount and Thomas Page, [c.1715]. The charts in this Mount and Page atlas are reduced versions of the grand plates in Pieter Mortier’s Neptune françois of 1693. The name

Lot #: 88

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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CHATELAIN, Henri Abraham (1684-1743). Atlas Historique . Amsterdam...

CHATELAIN, Henri Abraham (1684-1743). Atlas Historique . Amsterdam: Châtelain, 1718-1719-1720. A complete set of Chatelain's Atlas Historique . The first 4 volumes are second editions, the last 3 first editions. The second edition vols contain 6 additional folded maps not found in the first

Lot #: 89

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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HOMANN, Johann Baptist (1644-1724). Nova Anglia Septentrionali Americae...

HOMANN, Johann Baptist (1644-1724). Nova Anglia Septentrionali Americae implantata Anglorumque coloniis florentissima . Nuremberg: [c.1720]. Fine map of New England, from Delaware Bay to the St. John River, published in response to high demand from German interest in America. The most prominent

Lot #: 90

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 5 Jun 2019