Hispania. With miles indicator and a large potentate title-cartouche. Colored map engraving, particularly after the Rodrigo Mendez Sylva map of 1730, by Matthäus Seutter I (1678-1757) at Augsburg. 19⅝ × 22⅝ in (49.7 × 57.5 cm).
With double full-page separate LOCAL INDEX with privilege of 1735. – From the Vienna Seutter edition of 1736. – Cartouche in black & white. – The Iberian Peninsula including Balearic Islands , Southern France , the Moroccan coast .
Sylva (Silva; Celorico da Beira 1606 – Venecia 1670) “a Portuguese historian, was royal Spanish chronologist” (Jöcher IV , 585 f. with comprehensive index of publications, but without reference to his map), which latter seems to have influenced cartography only posthumously as Tooley (Dictionary of Mapmakers, 1979) records it only tersely and without biography as 1730, while Sylva is still missing entirely in Bonacker (Kartenmacher aller Länder und Zeiten, 1966). Present Seuter map in such a manner of downright virginal earliness. And of prime quality to match. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 11,390 / EUR 381. / export price EUR 362. (c. US$ 394.) + shipping
Representative Colored Wall-Map
on the Landing of Charles III in Spain in 1704
Spain-Portugal – Valk (Valck), Gerard (1651/52 Amsterdam 1726). Regna Hispaniarum atque Portugalliae: Ex recenti, summâ curâ punctorum charactere, Suas in Provincias, Territoria et Dioeceses; Geographicè, Politicè, Ecclesiasticè. With splendid decorated title (10 × 12¾ in [25.5 × 32.5 cm]) and dedication cartouche (6½ × 8⅛ in [16.5 × 20.5 cm]), both with Spanish-German and French-Italian miles indicator resp., a small separate map of Minorca (3⅜ × 3½ in [8.5 × 9 cm]), and conventional signs. Colored wall-map engraved on 4 joined sheets. 1704. Inscribed: Amstelodm, ex Offic. G. Valk. Cum Privilegio, Potentiß. D. D. Ordinum, Hollandiae et West-frisiae. / by G. Valk, met Privilegie van haar Ed: Groot Mog. de Staaten van Holland en West-vriesland / Annô hôc intercalari MDCCIIII, otherwise as above. 38⅜ × 45½ in (97.5 × 115.5 cm).
Not in Koeman (1969) + Phillips (1909-1963), unknown to Tooley’s Dictionary (1979, there are only the wall-maps of world and continents of 1680; the Asia map mentioned in IMAGO MUNDI XXXV, p. 31 para. 5 as “ca. 1700”). – Whether it perhaps has been contained in the 6 vols. Valk-Atlas Nova totius geographica telluris projecto of ca. 1717 “with (its) 508 maps far larger than any recorded by Koeman” – Sotheby’s London April 4, 1989, lot 199 – must be left undecided. Also if the description of the British Library signature 18185 (12) concerns this map because is it not marked as a four sheet map as done in comparable cases. So, e.g., as to the Spain wall-map by Mortier K. 71.21, which is preceded by a later one of the same title, but without such addition, under 18315 (4). But also Valk’s wall-map set of world and continents emphatically recorded with their measures. – Apart from that
not in the 1971 established noble lists
edited by the British Library
of international Notable Acquisitions and Unusual Items that have come up for Sale resp. in I. M. The only one wall-map of the Iberian Peninsula there the Gastaldi map of 1544; known otherwise a copy of the already mentioned Mortier wall-map of c. 1704-06 traded here into a Rhenish collection and after its reacquisition more than twenty years later immediately into a public library in 1993. Interesting especially as the statements of its cartouches follow those of Valk’s map offered here. In such a manner then not only a
CARTOGRAPHIC RARITY OF THE HIGHEST ORDER
but also thematically with respect to the Spanish War of Succession
of eminently historical importance :
in 1704 as the remarkable war year also in regard of other events the prospective Charles VI disembarked first in Lisbon, then in Catalonia, “after he had been proclaimed as Charles III to be King of Spain in Vienna in 1703” (Meyer’s Konvers.-Lex., 4th ed., vol. IX , p. 518). This event the map dedication follows :
“ PRINCIPI CAROLO LEOPOLDI CAESARIS
Filio, secundò genito;
IMPERATORVM MAGNO, et QVINTO …
Totus dum Acclamat Orbis;
VIVat HIspanorVM,. Penes EVropeos, InDos et VtrosqVe,
TertIVs ReX CaroLVs ” !
The date also given first – as in context with maps very scarce – as chronogram, then repeated by the fine leap-year reference “Annô hôc intercalari MDCCIIII”.
The map itself
though the cartouches remained uncolored as widely timely and as it is supported also by the Atlas of the Great Elector. Drawn in and to be mentioned as an early example the road net ( “‘s Heeren ofte Groote Weegen” ).
On heavy paper of perfect freshness and impeccable condition except for a few mostly quite tiny repaired tears in the 3-3,5 cm wide white margins. Centre and three long folds, one of them with a repaired finely little break.
Offer no. 28,680 / price on application
Spain and Portugal. With two cartouches for miles indicator and the list of conventional signs resp. Map colored in outline. Steel engraving by Majerski after Friedrich Wilhelm Streit (Ronneburg, Thuringia, 1772 – Berlin 1839). Berlin, Natorff & Co., (1833-37). 8½ × 10¾ in (21.5 × 27.4 cm).
With Balearic Islands , South France up to Marseille and the Strait of Gibraltar together with Ceuta. – Some marks and additions by old hand.
Offer no. 7,378 / EUR 76. (c. US$ 83.) + shipping
Spain and Portugal. NE-sheet. With threefold miles indicator and list of coventional signs. Map by Friedrich Wilhelm Streit (Ronneburg, Thuringia, 1772 – Berlin 1839) colored in outline. Steel engraving as before. 9 × 11⅜ in (23 × 28.9 cm).
The Basque coast from Dega to Bayonne , the coast of the Mediterranian from Murviedro to Montpellier. With Minorca and the greater part of Majorca. – With road net, canals + harbour places.
Offer no. 9,837 / EUR 61. (c. US$ 66.) + shipping
– – – SW-sheet. Map steel engraving colored in outline as before. 9 × 11⅜ in (23 × 29 cm).
The Portuguese-Spanish coast from Aulquia almost to the mouth of the Almoria. To the north up to the Sierra Guadeloupe, southerly comprising the Strait of Gibraltar together with Tanger + Ceuta. – With road net, canals + harbour places.
Offer no. 7,455 / EUR 61. (c. US$ 66.) + shipping
River Areas of Portugal , Spain , France , Belgium , Holland , Switzerland , Italy, and Great Britain. Synoptic table by Friedrich Wilhelm Streit (Ronneburg, Thuringia, 1772 – Berlin 1839). 1836. Sm. fol.
Offer no. 12,115 / EUR 25. (c. US$ 27.) + shipping
Worked one Year after the First Edition
of the 1st Part
of the “immortal Work” ,
“ of one of the Intellectual Great Feats of the World” ,
Cervantes’ Don Quixote
Castile – Castiliae Veteris et novae Descriptio Anno 1606. With title-cartouche with the arms of the kingdom of Castile and separate cartouches for miles indicator + meridian, all finely decorated in the ornament style of mannerism. Detail map of Old + New Castile 1 : 1.9 Mio. in colored engraving at the elder Jodocus Hondius in Amsterdam. 1606. Inscribed as before. 14¼ × 19½ in (36.2 × 49.5 cm).
Keuning 111; Koeman 112. – With the historical-geographical back text in Latin with initial C (1⅞ × 1⅞ in [4.8 × 4.9 cm]) in woodcut designed scenically-architecturally with two country-men in front carrying wine on a pole. – Almost untrimmed wide-margined with several minimal and most minimal resp. tears, only one with 3.5 cm in the 6 cm wide lower margin worthy of note, as then also the partly torn centerfold is professionally closed.
The fine map
with the Spanish capital as center from the MERCATOR ATLAS to which it had been added quite freshly after its change to Hondius in just 1606 and here available from the 1630 edition published by the son Henricus. – Up to the Portuguese border from Badajoz – Braganca – León, then further Burgos – Logrono and along the Rio Ebro with Zaragoza and Tortosa to its mouth . In the south still with the Estremadura and Andalusia with Córdoba as well as Baza and Murcia, it contains, regarding Cervantes, above all
all essential home stations
of this brave great man of Spain and the world .
Beginning with the
native town “Alcala de henares”
next to Madrid and typographically giving the importance then, over the educational stays Salamanca + Madrid up to
“Valadolid” as native place of the writing of the Don Quixote
whose area of action between Toledo – Ciudad Real – Albacete in southern New Castile situated nicely in the lower center field directly invites to follow the travel route to find, beside of the already mentioned ones, places like Malagón – Almagro – Sta. Cruz – La Solano (Solana) – Ruidera (Rueda) – Alcaraz – Alcázar de San Juan – Villacañas – Mota del Cuervo (La Mota) – El Toboso (Tavoso?) , ahead of all, however,
Villanueva de los Infantos
as the newly identified starting point in La Mancha.
Offer no. 14,750 / EUR 320. / export price EUR 304. (c. US$ 331.) + shipping
Don Carlos, Infante of Spain (1545-1568). With sword and ermine standing from the front. Colored woodcut after Jean Lulvès. C. 1877. 8¼ × 4⅝ in (21 × 11.8 cm).
Lipperheide Ad 46. – SHEETS FOR COSTUME KNOWLEDGE NEW SERIES 303.
Offer no. 6,363 / EUR 48. (c. US$ 52.) + shipping
Isabella Clara Eugenia, daughter of Philip II of Spain, 1584. In fine wardrobe standing from the front. Colored woodcut as before. 8⅝ × 4⅞ in (22 × 12.5 cm). – Lipperheide Ad 46. – SHEETS FOR COSTUME KNOWLEDGE NEW SERIES 304. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 6,385 / EUR 48. (c. US$ 52.) + shipping
Velázquez, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y (Seville 1599 – Madrid 1660). Cardinal Dezio Azzolini. Sitting. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1845. 6⅞ × 4⅝ in (17.5 × 11.8 cm).
Offer no. 14,252 / EUR 46. (c. US$ 50.) + shipping
– – – – (Philip IV of Spain), under whom “the bull-fights reached the culmination of their splendour” (Meyer’s Konversations-Lexikon, 4th ed., XV, 322 f.). Half-length portrait to the right. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 6 × 4½ in (15.2 × 11.4 cm). – See the complete description.
Offer no. 14,313 / EUR 50. (c. US$ 54.) + shipping
“ … variety much preferred by the Spaniards
for its Fights , with enormous ruffle ”
Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Spanish Bull. Pied, standing to the left. Colored etching/engraving after supposedly the Imperial court painter Johann Georg de H. (Brussels 1672 – Vienna 1737), nevertheless inscribed here as “J. C.” de H. Inscribed: TAURUS Hispanicus. / Spanischer Stier. / Taureau d’Espagne. / Familia II. Zweÿhufig. / J. C. de Hamilton pinx. / J. El. R. fec. 12⅜ × 8⅛ in (31.5 × 20.5 cm).
Thienemann & Schwarz 986. – IN THE RIDINGERS’ ORIGINAL COLORING from the unnumbered Colored Animal Kingdom created since 1754 and concluded finally posthumously not before 1773 (“Complete copies are next to untraceable”, so Weigel, Art Cat., part XXVIII, Ridinger Appendix 63a as merely 120-sheet torso, 1857 ! , but also just individual plates quite rarely on the market only, at niemeyer’s presently nevertheless the one as the others). – Remaining uncolored contrary to the prospectus, a second edition from the plates shortened even under loss of animals and with modified titling and the Ridinger inscription removed, yet now numbered, was published by Engelbrecht/Herzberg in Augsburg 1824/25. – Thienemann:
“A fine piebald
of this variety much preferred by the Spaniards
for their fights , with enormous ruffle .”
“ It yet follows … and these are the Spanish bulls, the illustration of which we owe to the kindness of Mr. Hamilton in Vienna.
It is not easy to find a more splendid growth .
These animals also run about freely in the woodlands and become onerous and dangerous for many a traveler when they position themselves in hollow and narrow paths. At certain times they are captured and then
the well-known and famous bull fights
are held with them, in which the Spaniards hold a regular duel with these animals on horseback and on foot in honor of their mistresses, whereat quite many a one has lost his life ”
(Ridinger’s sons in the preamble to pt. I, pp. 20 f., enclosed in copy).
With watermark C & I Honig as that sturdy Dutch quality paper Ridinger used in line with his preamble to the Principal Colors of Horses
“on account of the fine illumination” for the colored works
“as for this purpose it is the most decent and best”. – Margins on three sides 1.7-2.8 cm, below 4.5 cm wide. – Isolated tiny spots in the white platefield.
Offer no. 15,952 / EUR 1480. / export price EUR 1406. (c. US$ 1532.) + shipping
of the Spanish National Sport
Tempesta, Antonio (Florence 1555 – Rome 1630). Fiestas de Toros. The stations of the bull-fight in the arena as instructive didactic piece. In front as left-hand main group a bull with richly decorated banderilla in the back attacked by a lancer, separated by a barrel from the espada swinging for the coup-de-grâce. Right beside a done torero. Staggered up to the densely populated grand-stand further lancers and two bulls, the foremost kept at distance by the swinging espada by a two-wheeled axle, while a banderillero swings a second baton. The back one, outright bristling with banderillas, one burning, chasing three lancers, one of them still aiming at him. Left of this as center piece richly figured vehicle, camouflaged with head mask with banderillas in the eyes, additionally burning ones in the side holes. Laterally left set back a phalanx of further lancers & toreros. Etching by or for Claes Jansz. Visscher de Jonghe (1586 Amsterdam 1652). (1639.) 3⅞ × 5½ in (9.8 × 14 cm).
The thematically as extremely rare as instructive ,
above all very early scenery , too ,
of chronologically at least great nearness to the culmination of bull-fighting under Philip IV (1605-1665, accession to the throne 1621, see his portrait by Velasquez above)
“ shows … a kind of tank which was used in bull-fighting ”
(Schwerdt). – See the complete description.
Offer no. 28,561 / EUR 575. / export price EUR 546. (c. US$ 595.) + shipping
Murillo, Bartholomé Esteban (1618 Sevilla 1682). Boys eating melons. “Murillo’s street urchins” with melons and other fruit. Besides them a lamb. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of 19th century. 7⅜ × 5¼ in (18.8 × 13.3 cm).
One of the three sympathetic depictions of urchins in Munich. – As depictions of melons rare.
Offer no. 5,072 / EUR 56. (c. US$ 61.) + shipping
– – – The Flower Girl. Sitting, showing the flowers on her shawl. Steel engraving as before. C. 1845. 8⅜ × 6¼ in (21.3 × 15.9 cm). – Charming picture. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 14,220 / EUR 50. (c. US$ 54.) + shipping
– – – Madonna and Child. Sitting. Steel engraving by D. J. Pound (England about 1859/60). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 8⅜ × 5 in (21.3 × 12.7 cm).
Offer no. 14,219 / EUR 40. (c. US$ 44.) + shipping
Vitoria – The Market-Place in Vitoria / Spain. In the foreground rich trade scenery, behind it probably the fine Main Church. Steel engraving. C. 1855. 4¾ × 6⅛ in (12.1 × 15.5 cm). – See the complete description.
Offer no. 9,336 / EUR 33. (c. US$ 36.) + shipping
With Portuguese Road Net & Local Index
Portugalliæ et Algabriæ Regna cum … Mappa Brasiliæ Regnum in America Meredionali. With compass card, miles indicator, list of conventional signs, splendid title-cartouche (9⅝ × 10¼ in [24.5 × 26 cm]) with the coats of arms of both, naval review, Poseidon, Queen Maria Anna, Archduchess of Austria, pointing at a cornucopia of money in allusion to the Brazilian gold, ivory, garland of vine and fruit as well as text pedestal, explaining Portugal’s international possessions. Further with a
detail map of Brazil with the 14 captaincies
from the Amazon delta to Santos (Saõ Paulo)
with its own indigenously decorated title-cartouche
( 8⅛ × 8⅛ in [20.5 × 20.5 cm] )
Colored map engraving by Matthäus Seutter I (1678-1757) at Augsburg. 19⅞ × 23 in (50.5 × 58.3 cm).
Added a double full-page
LOCAL INDEX for PORTUGAL as well as for BRAZIL
as a very useful, but rare special. – From the Vienna Seutter edition of 1736. – Cartouches uncolored as widely timely and known also from the Mauritius Atlas, the gift of Johann Moritz of Nassau-Siegen, named the Brazilian, for the Great Elector.
In Europe up to Gibraltar – Málaga – Valladolid. – With Portuguese road net. – Of first quality.
Offer no. 8,588 / EUR 496. / export price EUR 471. (c. US$ 513.) + shipping
Coimbra. General view. At the Mondego River in front horse, boat, and especially pottery trade scenery as characteristic for Portugal’s old capital with its university founded in 1290 as one of the oldest in Europe. Steel engraving. C. 1855. 4½ × 6⅛ in (11.5 × 15.5 cm). – See the complete description.
Offer no. 15,441 / EUR 45. (c. US$ 49.) + shipping
Braganza – Catherine of B. – Jaspers (Caspers, Gaspers, Jaspars), Jan Baptist (perhaps Antwerp about 1620 – London 1691). Serenissima Catharina Mag: Brit: Fran: & Hiber: Regina. E(t)c. Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II of England. Full-length portrait, standing on top step of a loggia flanked by a column and enclosed by masonry on which the crown is put away. On the left the view goes into the park. All most richly draped. Engraving by Edward (Le) Davis (surely Wales about 1640? – 1684?). (1680/81.) Inscribed: Iohn Baptist Caspers Pinxit. / Ed. Davis Sculpsit. / Sold by Moses Pitt at the Angl in S. Pauls Church-yard, otherwise as above. 19 × 11 in (48.1 × 27.8 cm).
Thieme-Becker XVIII, 441 + VIII, 473; AKL XXIV (Davis), 505. – The fine portrait of the Braganza queen was engraved as frontispiece for the two-vol. Janssonius-Waesberghe Atlas (“English Atlas”) at Moses Pitt & Stefan Swart together with its pendant of Charles II and as such both mentioned by literature. – Splendid impression of vibrant chiaroscuro. – 2⅛ × ¼ in (5.5 × 0.8 cm) tear out in the upper margin still reaching 2.5 cm into the subject restored professionally and utterly unobtrusively.
The Braganza dynasty ruling in Portugal since the XVth century founded as a result of the Napoleonic interregnum (1807/21) a soon independent line by proclamation of Dom Pedro as Emperor of Brazil which later led to the House of Orléans while the Portuguese House became extinct in 1853, but involving Saxony-Coburg (Pedro V) by marriage. A Portuguese collateral line originating from a palace revolution resided in the Bavarian Heubach. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 15,022 / EUR 235. (c. US$ 256.) + shipping
(Fedelissima, S. M.) Sammlung der Neuesten Schrifften, welche die Jesuiten in Portugal betreffen. From the Italian (by Anton Ernst Klausing). Collections 1 + 2 (of 4) in 1 vol. Frankfort and Leipsic, no printer, 1760. Sm. 4to. 100 pp.; title, 1 l., 96 pp. Contemp. marbled calf, richly gilt back, with marbled edges and marbled fly-leaf.
Wolf IV, 362; Holzmann-Bohatta IV, 318. – Anti Jesuiticum. – Collections 3 and 4 were published in 1762.
Offer no. 12,206 / EUR 199. (c. US$ 217.) + shipping
Le Chat d’Espagne
Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Genet Cat. Famous for its fur, attentively on flat rise before shrubbery to the left. Colored etching/engraving. Inscribed: COATI, GENITTA Hispanica. / Genith-Katze. / Le Chat d’Espagne. / Familia IV. Fünffzähige. / Ex Collection. D. Kleinii. / J. El. Ridinger fec. et excud. A.V. 12⅜ × 8¼ in (31.5 × 21.1 cm).
IN THE RIDINGERS’ ORIGINAL COLORING
from the unnumbered Colored Animal Kingdom created since 1754 and concluded finally posthumously not before 1773 (“Complete copies are next to untraceable”, so Weigel, Art Cat., part XXVIII, Ridinger Appendix 63a as merely 120-sheet torso, 1857 ! , but also just individual plates quite rarely on the market only, at niemeyer’s presently nevertheless the one as the others). – Remaining uncolored contrary to the prospectus, a second edition from the plates shortened even under loss of animals and with modified titling and the Ridinger inscription removed, yet now numbered, was published by Engelbrecht/Herzberg in Augsburg 1824/25.
Final state with the Familia line within the caption slightly moved up after the removal of the “Q. D. S. XXVIII.” as reference to Jacob Theodor Klein’s Quadrupedum dispositio brevisque Historia Naturalis of 1751 unbeknown to Thienemann.
“ … inhabits the countries of the Atlas Mountains, but is also found in Spain and Southern France, prefers humid, shrub-rich regions … Its coat provides sought after fur. Charles Martel (“Savior of the Christian-Germanic culture … [in the face of the] violent brunt of the Arabs in Spain and Aquitaine”, Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, 4th ed., IX , 511) took many clothes furnished with this fur after the victory over the Saracens in 732 and
instituted an Order of the Genet
whose members were the first princes ”
(Meyers, op. cit., XVI , 893/II per Civet Cat).
Watermarked Strasbourg fleur-de-lis above arms + C & I Honig (type Heawood 64/Churchill 428) as that sturdy Dutch quality paper Ridinger used in line with his preamble to the Principal Colors of Horses
“on account of the fine illumination” for the colored works
“as for this purpose it is the most decent and best”. – Margins on three sides 1.8-3 cm, below 5.1 cm wide. – Some also a little larger brown spots in the white text field.
Offer no. 16,019 / EUR 490. / export price EUR 466. (c. US$ 508.) + shipping
- “famous work which the merited naturalist Jacob Theodor Klein in Danzig published 1751 under the title: Quadrupedum Dispositio brevisque Historia Naturalis. Enlarged and revised, he had translated it into the German himself and his friend Gottfried Reyger published it 1760 under the title: J. Th. Klein’s Natural Order and Augmented History of the Quadruped Animals. Ridinger was in close communication with Klein, was supported by him in many ways in this (Animal Kingdom) undertaking and followed Klein’s system” (Th., p. 200)↩
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