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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[MARCHAND, Etienne (1755-1793)]. FLEURIEU, Charles Pierre Claret, Comte de...

[MARCHAND, Etienne (1755-1793)]. FLEURIEU, Charles Pierre Claret, Comte de (1738-1810). Voyage Autour Du Monde, pendant les années 1790, 1791, et 1792, par Étienne Marchand, précédé d'une introduction historique; auquel on a joint des recherches sur les terres Australes de Drake, et un examen

Lot #: 163

Estimate: £50,000 - £70,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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BOUGARD, René (fl. 1684). The Little Sea Torch: or, True guide for coasting...

BOUGARD, René (fl. 1684). The Little Sea Torch: or, True guide for coasting pilots. Translated, with corrections and additions, from the French into English by John Thomas Serres. London: T. Rickaby for the author by J. Debrett, 1801. First edition in English of one of the most elegantly illustrated

Lot #: 167

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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PERON, Francois (1775-1810) and Louis Claude de Saulces de FREYCINET...

PERON, Francois (1775-1810) and Louis Claude de Saulces de FREYCINET (1779-1842). Voyage de découvertes aux Terres Australes, exécuté par ordre de Sa Majesté l'empereur et roi, sur les corvettes le Géographe, le Naturaliste, et la goelette le Casuarina, pendant les anneés 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et

Lot #: 170

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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ROMME, Charles (1745-1805). Dictionnaire de la marine Anglaise . Paris...

ROMME, Charles (1745-1805). Dictionnaire de la marine Anglaise . Paris: Firmin Didot, an XII [1804]. First edition of a rare bilingual dictionary of marine terms, from the Bibliothèque de la Malmaison. A finely bound example in contemporary morocco with two engraved plates illustrating nautical

Lot #: 171

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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BEAUTEMPS-BEAUPRÉ, Charles Francois (1766-1854). Méthodes pour la levée et...

BEAUTEMPS-BEAUPRÉ, Charles Francois (1766-1854). Méthodes pour la levée et la construction des cartes et plans hydrographiques, publiées en 1808 ... à la suite de la Relation du Voyage du Contre-Amiral Bruny-Dentrecasteaux. Paris: Imprimerie Imperiale, 1811. First separate edition of an important

Lot #: 172

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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BEAUTEMPS-BEAUPRE, Charles François (1766-1854). [ A collection of...

BEAUTEMPS-BEAUPRE, Charles François (1766-1854). [ A collection of ] Carte[s] Particulière[s] des Côtes de France. Paris: Dépôt-général de la Marine, 1821-1855. A monumental collection of French coastal charts by ‘the father of hydrography’ Beautemps-Beaupré, chief hydrographer and keeper of the

Lot #: 173

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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[LEFEBVRE-DURUFLÉ, Noël-Jacques (1792-1877).] Excursion sur les côtes et...

[LEFEBVRE-DURUFLÉ, Noël-Jacques (1792-1877).] Excursion sur les côtes et dans les ports de Normandie. Paris: Jules Didot ainé for J. F. Ostervald, [1823-1825]. Deluxe issue – large-paper, richly coloured, and extra-illustrated with an additional plate of Le Havre – of the first complete edition of a

Lot #: 175

Estimate: £18,000 - £25,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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FREYCINET, Louis-Claude de Saulces de (1779-1842). Voyage autour du...

FREYCINET, Louis-Claude de Saulces de (1779-1842). Voyage autour du Monde...éxécuté sur les corvettes de S. M. l'Uranie et la Phisicienne, pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820 . Paris: Imprimerie Royale for Pillet aîné, 1824-1837. Very rare complete set of the official account of Freycinet's

Lot #: 177

Estimate: £70,000 - £100,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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[FRANCE. PORTS]. Plans des principales villes maritimes du Royaume de...

[FRANCE. PORTS]. Plans des principales villes maritimes du Royaume de France et des fonderies de la Marine. [N. P., n. p.]: 1827. Very rare atlas, recorded only in three French institutions (BNF, Bibliothèque du Val-de-Grâce, Ecole de médecine navale of Rochefort). The maps include French coasts

Lot #: 179

Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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DUMONT D'URVILLE, Jules Sébastien César, le Comte (1790-1842). Voyage de la...

DUMONT D'URVILLE, Jules Sébastien César, le Comte (1790-1842). Voyage de la Corvette l'Astrolabe exécuté par ordre du roi, pendant les années 1826-1827-1828-1829 . Paris: J. Tastu, 1830-1833. Extremely rare and desirable set of the first edition of Dumont d'Urville's voyage in the Astrolabe . This

Lot #: 181

Estimate: £50,000 - £70,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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GAIMARD, Joseph Paul (1796-1858). Voyage en Islande et au Groenland exécuté...

GAIMARD, Joseph Paul (1796-1858). Voyage en Islande et au Groenland exécuté pendant les années 1835 et 1836 sur la corvette La Recherche . Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1838-1852. First edition of an important scientific voyage to Iceland and Greenland. Gaimard, who had sailed as a surgeon under Freycinet

Lot #: 183

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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Künstler-Album. Amerika in Miniatur. Original Ansichten von Städten und...

Künstler-Album. Amerika in Miniatur. Original Ansichten von Städten und Landschaften in Amerika. Gezeichnet von Rugendas, Kurz etc. gest. von G.M. Kurz und colorirt von K. Strickler . [N.p., n.d, but circa 1840]. A fine collection of superbly coloured views of Mexico, Brazil, the United States and

Lot #: 187

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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GAIMARD, Joseph Paul (1796-1858). Voyages de la Commission scientifique du...

GAIMARD, Joseph Paul (1796-1858). Voyages de la Commission scientifique du Nord en Scandinavie, en Laponie, au Spitzberg et aux Feroe, pendant les années 1838-1840, sur la corvette La Recherche, commandée par Fabvre . Paris: Arthus Bertrand, [1842-1855]. First edition, complete with all parts, of

Lot #: 189

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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PÂRIS, François Edmond (1806-1893). Essai sur la construction navale des...

PÂRIS, François Edmond (1806-1893). Essai sur la construction navale des peuples extra-européens, ou collection des navires et pirogues construits par les habitants de l'Asie, de la Malaisie, du grand Océan et de l'Amérique . Paris: Arthus-Bertrand, [1843]. First edition of a rare and important

Lot #: 190

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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VAILLANT, Auguste Nicolas (1793-1858). Voyage Autour du Monde exécuté...

VAILLANT, Auguste Nicolas (1793-1858). Voyage Autour du Monde exécuté pendant les années 1836 et 1837 sur la corvette La Bonite Commandée par M. Vaillant . Paris: Arthus Bertrand, [1844-1866]. Exceptionally rare and extraordinarily complete set of the narrative and scientific reports of Vaillant's

Lot #: 191

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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NOURY, Captain Charles (1809-1868). A bound collection of natural history...

NOURY, Captain Charles (1809-1868). A bound collection of natural history watercolours, ‘Histoire Naturelle; Voyage dans l’Oceanie’, aboard the frigate La Sirene , French Polynesia (Society Islands, Tahiti, Marquesas and Nuku Hiva), 1847-1850 and after 1850. Five volumes, 425 x 305mm, containing 458

Lot #: 192

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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GARNIER, Francis (1839-1873) and Ernest DOUDART DE LAGRÉE (1823-1868...

GARNIER, Francis (1839-1873) and Ernest DOUDART DE LAGRÉE (1823-1868). Voyage d'exploration en Indo-Chine effectué pendant les années 1866, 1867 et 1868 par une Commission Française . Paris: Hachette, 1873 [-1875]. First edition of one of the most beautifully illustrated books on Indo-China

Lot #: 193

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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WIENECKE, Karl. Autograph manuscript, 'Schiffahrtskunde...

WIENECKE, Karl. Autograph manuscript, 'Schiffahrtskunde', Navigations-Schule, Hamburg, 1884. In German, in brown, red and blue inks, decorated title, two highly painted celestial maps on conjoined folding leaves (see illustration on rear endpapers) and three separate coloured depictions of stars

Lot #: 197

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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GOUVERNEMENT GENERAL DE L'INDOCHINE. Indochine Française. Ruines d'Angkor...

GOUVERNEMENT GENERAL DE L'INDOCHINE. Indochine Française. Ruines d'Angkor . [?Hanoi: c.1930.] Unique large-scale photographs of the spectacular temple complex of Angkor Wat, compiled for the Lieutenant Governor of Cochin China. Angkor Wat was originally conceived as a Hindu place of worship in the

Lot #: 201

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 5 Jun 2019

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ARCTIC CANADA, BAFFIN ISLAND, GREENLAND. Manuscript map, [France, c.1900].

ARCTIC CANADA, BAFFIN ISLAND, GREENLAND. Manuscript map, [France, c.1900]. Highly unusual map depicting Baffin Island as an archipelago. The outline of Baffin Island corresponds with most of the expeditions of the 19th century, but the separation of it into 7 islets is unusual. The erroneous

Lot #: 202

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 5 Jun 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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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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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