Altea Gallery: Books for Sale


No. 1 Egyptenland, met zyn Bescherm-Goden…

AA, Pieter van der.

A map of Egupt orientated with north to the right, with allegorical figures including Mercury and a Minotaur river god, a sphinx, crocodile and other antiquities.

Price: GBP 380.00
Inventory No: 13752

No. 2 A Topographical Plan of Manchester and Salford, with the Adjacent Parts; shewing also the Different Allotments of Land proposed to be built on, communicated to the Surveyor by the respective Proprietors.

LAURENT, Charles.

A large and detailed plan of Manchester, marking the planned developments in the north east of the city. The insets are a plan of the city c.1650, the route from London to Manchester and the environs of Manchester. Originally published by Laurent in 1793, Stockdale saw the potential market for this map and bought the plates the same year, using them to illustrate Aikin's 'Description Of The Country From Thirty to Forty Miles Round Manchester'. The engraver was John Cary, who also became a successful map publisher.

Price: GBP 750.00
Inventory No: 8634

No. 3 Il Circolo di Franconia Diviso Ne Suoi Stati.

ZATTA, Antonio.

The area around Nuremberg.

Price: GBP 140.00
Inventory No: 9490

No. 4 Istria sotto il dominio veneto..

CAMOCIO, Giovanni Francesco.

Map of Istria showing from Caorle in Veneto, past Trieste in Slovenia to Pula in Croatia. Engraved in 1571, it was published in Camocio's 'Isole famose, porti fortezze e terre marittime sottoposte alla Ser.ma Sig.ria di Venezia', a description of the places claimed as subject to the Republic of Venice. A later state, with plate number.

Price: GBP 1,600.00
Inventory No: 13495

No. 5 L'Arménie, La Géorgie, et la Daghistan.

SANTINI, Paolo.

Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. An uncommon map and unusually detailed for the period.

Price: GBP 350.00
Inventory No: 9349

No. 6 L’isle de Corse avec les differents districts..

LOTTER, Tobias Conrad.

A beautiful map of the island, embellished with a cartouche representing the agricultural wealth of the island, including wool, food and wine. At the time Corsica was a part of the Republic of Genova. Engraved by G.F. Lotter Jr., the son of the publisher.

Price: GBP 680.00
Inventory No: 13401

No. 7 (114) Pegu, e martaban in Asia sotto i Re Proprii. Populi di religione incerta. Lungh: 240. Leghe incirc.o.

FRESCHOT, Casimir Don.

Don Casimir Freschot, a Benedictine Priest and author of about 50 books on history and Venice, composed a 'goose game', 'Geografia ridotta a giuoco per istruttione della giovane nobiltà veneziana', to facilitate 'the teaching of geography to the young Venetian nobility', of which this map was a section. Engraved by Anton Francesco Lucini, this was probably the earliest geographical game to be published. The 'board' comprised 153 squares containing small maps, arranged in a spiral, with a plan of Venice at the centre. Above the game were four larger maps of the continents, the rules, including the prizes and forfeits for landing on squares, and a dedication. There is only one known complete example, in the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice. Even incomplete examples are extremely rare.

Price: GBP 500.00
Inventory No: 11117

No. 8 (116) Persia in Asia. ha il suo Imperatore ò Sophy. di Religione Mahemetana. Longhessa 600. leghe incira.

FRESCHOT, Casimir Don.

Don Casimir Freschot, a Benedictine Priest and author of about 50 books on history and Venice, composed a 'goose game', 'Geografia ridotta a giuoco per istruttione della giovane nobiltà veneziana', to facilitate 'the teaching of geography to the young Venetian nobility', of which this map was a section. Engraved by Anton Francesco Lucini, this was probably the earliest geographical game to be published. The 'board' comprised 153 squares containing small maps, arranged in a spiral, with a plan of Venice at the centre. Above the game were four larger maps of the continents, the rules, including the prizes and forfeits for landing on squares, and a dedication. There is only one known complete example, in the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice. Even incomplete examples are extremely rare.

Price: GBP 320.00
Inventory No: 11154

No. 9 (121) Portogallo in Spagna. ha il suo Re particolare . popoli di Religione Catholica. Longhezza 500 miglia.

FRESCHOT, Casimir Don.

Don Casimir Freschot, a Benedictine Priest and author of about 50 books on history and Venice, composed a 'goose game', 'Geografia ridotta a giuoco per istruttione della giovane nobiltà veneziana', to facilitate 'the teaching of geography to the young Venetian nobility', of which this map was a section. Engraved by Anton Francesco Lucini, this was probably the earliest geographical game to be published. The 'board' comprised 153 squares containing small maps, arranged in a spiral, with a plan of Venice at the centre. Above the game were four larger maps of the continents, the rules, including the prizes and forfeits for landing on squares, and a dedication. There is only one known complete example, in the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice. Even incomplete examples are extremely rare.

Price: GBP 400.00
Inventory No: 11159

No. 10 (122) Provenza in Francia. Sotto il re Christianissimo di Religione' Catholica sua Longhezza 150 miglia.

FRESCHOT, Casimir Don.

Don Casimir Freschot, a Benedictine Priest and author of about 50 books on history and Venice, composed a 'goose game', 'Geografia ridotta a giuoco per istruttione della giovane nobiltà veneziana', to facilitate 'the teaching of geography to the young Venetian nobility', of which this map was a section. Engraved by Anton Francesco Lucini, this was probably the earliest geographical game to be published. The 'board' comprised 153 squares containing small maps, arranged in a spiral, with a plan of Venice at the centre. Above the game were four larger maps of the continents, the rules, including the prizes and forfeits for landing on squares, and a dedication. There is only one known complete example, in the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice. Even incomplete examples are extremely rare.

Price: GBP 380.00
Inventory No: 11158

No. 11 (138) Svecia Regn: in Europa. ha il suo propio Re popoli di Religion protestantante. Lengh:: 300. leghe incirca.

FRESCHOT, Casimir Don.

Don Casimir Freschot, a Benedictine Priest and author of about 50 books on history and Venice, composed a 'goose game', 'Geografia ridotta a giuoco per istruttione della giovane nobiltà veneziana', to facilitate 'the teaching of geography to the young Venetian nobility', of which this map was a section. Engraved by Anton Francesco Lucini, this was probably the earliest geographical game to be published. The 'board' comprised 153 squares containing small maps, arranged in a spiral, with a plan of Venice at the centre. Above the game were four larger maps of the continents, the rules, including the prizes and forfeits for landing on squares, and a dedication. There is only one known complete example, in the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice. Even incomplete examples are extremely rare.

Price: GBP 450.00
Inventory No: 11149

No. 12 (140) Sueuia nell Imperio. Sotto diversi Principli di Religione differente. Longh: 140 Miglia inccirca.

FRESCHOT, Casimir Don.

Marking Stuttgart and Ulm. Don Casimir Freschot, a Benedictine Priest and author of about 50 books on history and Venice, composed a 'goose game', 'Geografia ridotta a giuoco per istruttione della giovane nobiltà veneziana', to facilitate 'the teaching of geography to the young Venetian nobility', of which this map was a section. Engraved by Anton Francesco Lucini, this was probably the earliest geographical game to be published. The 'board' comprised 153 squares containing small maps, arranged in a spiral, with a plan of Venice at the centre. Above the game were four larger maps of the continents, the rules, including the prizes and forfeits for landing on squares, and a dedication. There is only one known complete example, in the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice. Even incomplete examples are extremely rare.

Price: GBP 450.00
Inventory No: 11152

No. 13 (142) Tartaria Grande in Asia sotto diversi Principi é Gran Cham Mahametan et Gentile Longh: 70. Gior.e.

FRESCHOT, Casimir Don.

Don Casimir Freschot, a Benedictine Priest and author of about 50 books on history and Venice, composed a 'goose game', 'Geografia ridotta a giuoco per istruttione della giovane nobiltà veneziana', to facilitate 'the teaching of geography to the young Venetian nobility', of which this map was a section. Engraved by Anton Francesco Lucini, this was probably the earliest geographical game to be published. The 'board' comprised 153 squares containing small maps, arranged in a spiral, with a plan of Venice at the centre. Above the game were four larger maps of the continents, the rules, including the prizes and forfeits for landing on squares, and a dedication. There is only one known complete example, in the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice. Even incomplete examples are extremely rare.

Price: GBP 380.00
Inventory No: 11116

No. 14 (38) Costa d Coromandel nell Asia: Sotto diversi Regnanti Amali por sono Christiani li AltriI Gentili co: 300 Leghe.

FRESCHOT, Casimir Don.

Don Casimir Freschot, a Benedictine Priest and author of about 50 books on history and Venice, composed a 'goose game', 'Geografia ridotta a giuoco per istruttione della giovane nobiltà veneziana', to facilitate 'the teaching of geography to the young Venetian nobility', of which this map of India was a section. Engraved by Anton Francesco Lucini, this was probably the earliest geographical game to be published. The 'board' comprised 153 squares containing small maps, arranged in a spiral, with a plan of Venice at the centre. Above the game were four larger maps of the continents, the rules, including the prizes and forfeits for landing on squares, and a dedication. There is only one known complete example, in the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice. Even incomplete examples are extremely rare.

Price: GBP 400.00
Inventory No: 11153

No. 15 (39) Costa d Malabar in Asia: Goa et alcune piaze sono à Portogesi, il resto uiue sotto i suoi Principi.

FRESCHOT, Casimir Don.

Don Casimir Freschot, a Benedictine Priest and author of about 50 books on history and Venice, composed a 'goose game', 'Geografia ridotta a giuoco per istruttione della giovane nobiltà veneziana', to facilitate 'the teaching of geography to the young Venetian nobility', of which this map was a section. Engraved by Anton Francesco Lucini, this was probably the earliest geographical game to be published. The 'board' comprised 153 squares containing small maps, arranged in a spiral, with a plan of Venice at the centre. Above the game were four larger maps of the continents, the rules, including the prizes and forfeits for landing on squares, and a dedication. There is only one known complete example, in the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice. Even incomplete examples are extremely rare.

Price: GBP 400.00
Inventory No: 11113

No. 16 (51) Estotiland in America, nella Corona d'Inghiltera. Le terre Superiori sono Inhabitate e sotto il polo.

FRESCHOT, Casimir Don.

Don Casimir Freschot, a Benedictine Priest and author of about 50 books on history and Venice, composed a 'goose game', 'Geografia ridotta a giuoco per istruttione della giovane nobiltà veneziana', to facilitate 'the teaching of geography to the young Venetian nobility', of which this map was a section. Engraved by Anton Francesco Lucini, this was probably the earliest geographical game to be published. The 'board' comprised 153 squares containing small maps, arranged in a spiral, with a plan of Venice at the centre. Above the game were four larger maps of the continents, the rules, including the prizes and forfeits for landing on squares, and a dedication. There is only one known complete example, in the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice. Even incomplete examples are extremely rare.

Price: GBP 480.00
Inventory No: 11118

No. 17 (6) Andalusia in Spagna. Sotto il Re di Spagna. Tutti Catholici del paese d. 250 millia di longheza.

FRESCHOT, Casimir Don.

Don Casimir Freschot, a Benedictine Priest and author of about 50 books on history and Venice, composed a 'goose game', 'Geografia ridotta a giuoco per istruttione della giovane nobiltà veneziana', to facilitate 'the teaching of geography to the young Venetian nobility', of which this map was a section. Engraved by Anton Francesco Lucini, this was probably the earliest geographical game to be published. The 'board' comprised 153 squares containing small maps, arranged in a spiral, with a plan of Venice at the centre. Above the game were four larger maps of the continents, the rules, including the prizes and forfeits for landing on squares, and a dedication. There is only one known complete example, in the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice. Even incomplete examples are extremely rare.

Price: GBP 350.00
Inventory No: 11161

No. 18 [...Nubien...]

MULLER, Johann Ulrich.

Charming miniature map, with a letterpress text in German.

Price: GBP 70.00
Inventory No: 8815

No. 19 [An untitled composite sea atlas of eight charts.]

FADEN, William and LAURIE & WHITTLE.

A collection of sea charts published during the second half of the Napoleonic Wars, after Nelson's victory at Trafalgar had left Britain in control of the seas of Europe. The first chart, published in 1807, two years after Trafalgar, shows the route of Nelson in H.M.S. Victory from England to the West Indies, chasing the Franco-Spanish fleet that he eventually destroyed during the battle. The other charts show the English Channel, the North Sea, the waters of Ireland, the Mediterranean and South Atlantic, during the years that Napoleon tried to crush Britain using the 'Continental System' trade embargo.

Price: GBP 6,500.00
Inventory No: 12112

No. 20 [Arabian Sea.]

CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria.

Originally engraved to be pasted onto a globe in 1688, this edition was printed with a text underneath it. It shows the Arabian Sea from Oman to Sri Lanka, with a roundel with a text describing how to sail from Goa to Madagascar and the Cape of Good Hope. Under the map and on verso is an Italian text.

Price: GBP 280.00
Inventory No: 7609

No. 21 [Armillary Sphere.]

CLOUET, Jean Baptiste Louis.

A decorative engraving of an armilllary sphere, with Earth at the centre and the rings representing the various planes, on an ornate stand. Down the sides is a descriptive text. Published for the Geographie Moderne.

Price: GBP 250.00
Inventory No: 7904

No. 22 [Armillary Sphere.]

MALLET, Alain Manesson.

A detailed armillary sphere.

Price: GBP 90.00
Inventory No: 8794

No. 23 [Asiae Tabula decima continet Indiam intra Gangem.]

WÄLDSEEMÜLLER, Martin.

From the last woodcut edition of Ptolemy, using the blocks cut in 1522 for Laurent Fries. India, defined by the Indus in the west and Ganges in the east. The peninsula is severely underestimated, and the mythical island of 'Taprobana' appears off the western coast. The title (as above) is printed on verso, with a Latin text description.

Price: GBP 650.00
Inventory No: 9547

No. 24 [Biledulgerid et Zara...]

MULLER, Johann Ulrich.

Charming miniature map, with a letterpress text in German.

Price: GBP 80.00
Inventory No: 8825

No. 25 [Biledulgerid et Zara...]

MULLER, Johann Ulrich.

Charming miniature map, with a letterpress text in German.

Price: GBP 80.00
Inventory No: 8831