fapianus George Ritzlin Antique Maps & Prints - Catalog 30

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Dear Friends,

This year is a milestone for us our 35th anniversary as dealers in rare maps. Much water has passed under the bridge since 1976; the playing field has changed with the rise of the internet and there are fewer dealers with open shops these days.

Why do we maintain an open shop despite the effort and cost? Because it provides an experience that is difficult to duplicate on the internet. Not only can you examine maps in detail as well as checking condition and color, but with thousands of items available there are many chances for serendipity. We often have people who came in with one thing in mind happily leave with something quite different. If such an experience appeals to you, we're open Tuesday - Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and by appointment.

Interest in old maps remains high as witnessed by the activities of numerous map societies, frequent map exhibits, and the establishment of institutions like the Osher Map Library, the Touchton Map Gallery, and the newly opened La Jolla Map & Atlas Museum.

We thank those friends, colleagues and clients who have made the past 35 years possible, and we look forward to at least a few more years at the same old stand!

Some highlights from our anniversary catalog: Apianus' Cosmographia with working volvelles (#1), a partly-printed colonial-era military commission (#6), a matched set of Blaeu's world and continents in original color (#9), an 1863 folding map showing Civil War battles to date (#20), a rare 18th century wall map of Paris (#36), Seutter's map of St. Petersburg in original color (#45), and an uncommon plan of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher by De Fer (#50).


George & Mary


All items are guaranteed to be original works published at or about the date stated. Map dimensions are of the printed area, height first. Books are octavo-size hardcover unless stated otherwise. Most items are single copies, and offered subject to prior sale.

Undamaged goods are returnable for any reason within ten days of receipt. Please notify us promptly if you are returning anything. Refunds are for the amount of purchase plus shipping only. Carefully wrap and insure returns. Goods remain the property of the seller until full payment has been received.

Abbreviations: BW = black & white, i.e., uncolored; cf = centerfold; col = color; cont or contemp = contemporary with publication; dp = double-page; ill = illustration(s) or illustrated; olc = outline color; orig = original; pl = plate(s); transf = transference

Working volvelles

Click to enlarge  1. Apianus, Peter, Cosmographia Petri Apiani Per Gemman Frisium apud Lovaniensis Medicum et Mathematicum Insignem...Gemmae Frisij (Cologne, 1574) [and] Christmann, Jacob, Tractatio Geometrica de Quadratura Circui, in Decem Capita Distributa... (Frankfurt, 1595) [and] Peckham, John, Ioannis Archiepiscopi Cantuariensis Perspectiuae communis libri tres (Cologne, 1592). Three volumes bound as one. Small 4to, page size 7 x 6. Early tooled vellum with metal clasps (one of two present). Ex-lib with stamp on title pages and spine label. Ink notes on front pastedown and title pages; internally age-toned but otherwise clean and sound. VG. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  2. Arrowsmith & Lewis, A New And Elegant General Atlas. Boston, 1805. 4to. 63 uncolored maps (two folding). 2nd edition. Modern quarter cloth; new end papers. Upper right portion (about 2" x 5") of title page lacking; tp and "List of Maps" backed on Japan paper. Toning; some foxing and stains. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  3. Peacock (printer), A Compendious Geographical Dictionary... London, 1793. 12mo. Six folding maps (world & continents) with original outline color + uncolored chart of solar system. Aeg. Early calf worn and scuffed. Marbled endpapers; engraved bookplate with coat of arms on front pastedown. Internally VG save ragged left margin on the world map. Ownership inscriptions on front endpapers including a student at Eton. A table lists world currencies and their equivalents in English monetary units. The Special Appendix updates current events in France, mainly regarding abolishment of the monarchy but also touching on divorce laws. McCorkle, Geography Books 60. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  4. [Reference] Baughman, Kansas in Maps. Topeka, 1961. Small folio. 104 pp. 14 colored and many BW illus. A few edge tears to dj. VG+. Published for the Kansas Centennial by the State Historical Society. From Coronado to Bleeding Kansas to air line routes. The dj illustration depicts the 1874 Lone Tree massacre of a surveying party in Meade County (south of Dodge). SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  5. [Reference] Fitzpatrick, The Early Mapping of Hawai'i. London & NY, 1987. Small folio. Dj. VG+. 160 pp. VG+. Many illustrations, 20 in color. Many beautiful ms. maps illustrated; chapters deal with exploration, harbors, mapping of volcanoes, more. SOLD [details]


Click to enlarge  6. Colonial military commission printed on a watermarked leaf 12 x 16, New Hampshire, 1767. Completed by hand and signed by Governor John Wentworth. Age-toned, separations repaired to conservation standards and losses in blank areas infilled. The ink is faded and a small portion of the paper cover to the red wax seal is missing. Fair. $850.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  7. [Business license] Burgess Ticket, Glasgow, 1768. 9 x 9. Ink and paints on vellum. Thumb-sized patches of discoloration caused by green color on foliage. Surface dirt verso, especially at folds. Combination business license and voter's registration issued to Edward Payne of London by the Glasgow City Provost. Very decorative, with classical and local motifs (Flora and Pomona, St. Mungo). The arms of the city are depicted verso enclosed by garlands. Putti sound trumpets and display a banner with the city's motto "Let Glasgow Flourish." SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  8. [Working volvelle] Galluci, Orta Figura Del Orizonte Meridiano y Zenit. Venice, 1605. 5 x 5. BW. VG. Woodcut diagram with rotating dial attached to leaf with original thread. On a leaf from astronomer Giovanni Paolo Galluci's Colestium corporum... SOLD [details]


Click to enlarge  9. [World & continents] Blaeu, Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula [in set with] Africae Nova Descriptio [and] Americae Nova Tabula [and] Asia Noviter Delineata [and] Europae Recens Descripta. Amsterdam, 1642-3. A matched set with Dutch text verso. Each map approximately 16 x 21. Beautiful original hand-color. The map of America is Burden's State 4. Provenance: This desirable set has been the property of a collector since 1966. Documentation will be provided to the purchaser. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  10. [World] Blaeu / Valk, Novus Planiglobii Terrestris Per Utrumque Polum Conspectus. Amsterdam, ca. 1695. 15 x 21. Full original color. Some cracking due to pigment oxidation, supported with Japan tissue, else VG. The plate for this beautiful polar projection map was created for Joan Blaeu but not published by him, probably because of the fire of 1672 which destroyed his business. The plate survived however and Valk used it in his atlases. Blaeu's imprint was imperfectly erased and can be seen faintly on some early impressions including ours, though Blaeu's name is not legible. The Island of California and a partial Australia appear. Celestial bodies fill the top of the map; at lower right Adam names the animals; on the left Eve emerges from Adam's rib. Koeman, Joan Blaeu and His Grand Atlas, 93-96; Shirley #459. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  11. [World] De L'Isle / Covens & Mortier, Mappe Monde a l'usage des Roy... Amsterdam, circa 1730. 17 x 26. Original outline color. VG. Engraved by Johannes Condet (1711-1781) for Covens & Mortier. Tracks of explorers shown, with caption regarding Halley near the Antarctic Circle. De L'Isle was scrupulous in his use of sources; thus he corrects the Island of California misconception. Nevertheless, due to limited knowledge of the time he has New Guinea connected to Australia and includes imaginary Saxonburg Island in the South Atlantic. With personifications of the continents and the royal arms in the cartouche. Shirley 603. SOLD [details]

Possible Proof State

Click to enlarge  12. [Western Hemisphere] Ortelius, Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio, Antwerp, 1587. 14 x 19. Crisp impression. Fine condition. Beautiful full color. Possible proof state no text verso. State One of Plate Three with the west coast of South America corrected. From an era when information and beauty were often found together. On this plate Ortelius corrected the west coast of South America, and added the Solomon Islands (discovered 1568) as well as new names on the west coast of North America. Misconceptions remain, notably the large southern continent which encompasses Tierra del Fuego and even New Guinea. Decoration is in the form of an elaborate mannerist cartouche, sailing ships, a sea monster. Burden 64; Van den Broecke 11.1. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  13. [Western Hemisphere] Speed, America with those known parts of that unknowne worlde... London, circa 1676. 15 x 20. Older color. Slight show-thru; lower left margin trimmed close affecting plate mark. Lower left margin strengthened and edge tears repaired. Good+. $7,500.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  14. [Western Hemisphere] Bowen, A New General Map of America... London, 1747. 13 x 17. Outline color; slight darkening at centerfold, else VG. Large parts of North America remain "Undiscovered" with nothing delineated above Cape Mendocino on the Pacific Coast. The interior of Brazil is labeled "Country of the Amazones." SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  15. [North America] Pinkerton, British Possessions In North America. Philadelphia, 1818. 19 x 27. Full original color. Faint stains at upper centerfold and in North Atlantic, else VG. The colorist's use of a pleasant rose shade for this vast territory makes for the "Great Pink North" rather than the Great White. Many tribes are located and trading posts are named. Two tiny areas outline coasts seen by Hearne in 1771 and Mackenzie in 1789. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  16. [Arctic] A. & C. Black, Arctic Regions and British America... Edinburgh, circa 1853. 16 x 21. Original outline color. VG. "Land seen by Lt. M'Clintock 1851" at Princess Royal Land and the part of Smith Sound seen by Capt. Inglefield in 1852 are the two most recent notes. With insets of areas covered by expeditions in search of Sir John Franklin. $275.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  17. [NE U.S.; Canada] Schenk, Nova Tabula Geographica Complectens Borealiorem Americae Partem... Amsterdam, circa 1715. 23 x 18. Old body color. A few faint, mostly marginal, stains; cracked areas of old green paint supported with conservation tissue. Overall VG. McCorkle, New England 689.8. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  18. [NE North America] Mount & Page, A Chart of the Sea Coast of New Foundland New Scotland New England... London, 1750. 17 x 22. Outline color with gold highlights in compass rose. VG. From the mouth of the St. Lawrence to Cape Henry. McCorkle, New England 698.6; Sellers & Van Ee 199. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  19. [Eastern North America] Ottens, Carte des Possessions Angloises & Francoises du Continent de L'Amerique Septentrionale... Amsterdam, 1755. 16 x 22. Outline color. Minor stain in right margin, else VG+. SOLD [details]

The Sesquicentennial of the Civil War

April 2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, and for the next four years we shall no doubt see many commemorations and re-enactments of battles. We offer below a few maps and prints relating to one of the most important chapters in American history.

Click to enlarge  20. [Folding Map] Phelps & Watson's Historical and Military Map of the Border and Southern States. NY, 1863. 24 x 36. Original color. Removed from booklet and cleaned, deacidified and professionally repaired. With 32-page booklet in red pictorial covers. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  21. [Wall map, western theatre] Merritt, Geographical History of the Rail Road Regiment/89th Regiment Of Illinois Vols. Infantry. Chicago, circa 1870. 38 x 28. BW. Mounted on linen with original wood rollers. Scattered foxing, a few stains upper left margin. Two small holes in title block and along red ribbon binding upper left margin. Varnish rubbed in a few places, overall Good+. SOLD [details]

Winslow Homer's Iconic Images for Harper's Weekly

Click to enlarge  22. Homer, The War For The Union, 1862 A Cavalry Charge. NY, 1862. 13 x 20. BW. Scattered foxing, two string-holes strengthened verso, else VG. The battle isn't identified, but Homer captures the frenzied attack. Barely visible signature in the block, lower left. Gelman 131. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  23. Homer, The War For The Union, 1862 A Bayonet Charge, NY, 1862. 13 x 20. BW. A few small string holes at centerfold; small internal tear repaired, else VG. A scene from the Battle of Fair Oaks (Battle of Seven Pines) fought May 31-June 1, 1862 in Virginia. Harper's describes this image as "one of the most spirited pictures ever published in this country." Signed in block, lower left. Gelman 133. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  24. Homer, Our Watering-Places -- The Empty Sleeve At Newport, NY, 1865. 9 x 14. BW. VG. Illustration to a short story which must have captured the hearts of readers all over the country. Loss of an arm prevents the care-worn veteran from driving a team of horses. His sweetheart takes the reins. Gelman 152. $250.00 [details]

Two Kansas-Nebraska Territorial Maps
Click to enlarge  25. Colton, Nebraska And Kanzas. NY, 1855. 12 x 15. Original color. VG. "Kanzas" is narrow with a few eastern settlements, and reserves for various tribes. Old Ft. Atkinson and two pueblos are located in the far west. Nebraska Territory extends to the Canadian border. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  26. Colton, Kansas And Nebraska. NY, 1857. 25 x 16. Original color. A few marginal tears repaired, else VG. Double page map showing eastern portions only of these territories. A few reservations and missions are named. There is an ms addition: "Depot" and a dot are placed under Powhattan. An exotic town name appears in western Iowa "Iranistan." SOLD [details]

See also Kansas in Maps, #4 above.

Click to enlarge  27. [Hawaii] Hogg, Chart of the Sandwich Isles. London, circa 1790. 8 x 13. BW. Fine. Shows tracks of Cook's voyage. The large inset of Karakahooa Bay marks the spot where the great explorer met his death. Sold [details]

Click to enlarge  28. [Hawaii] La Perouse, Carte Des Partes Des Isles Sandwich...Carte Des Isles Sandwich... Paris, 1797. 27 x 19. BW. Small rust spot in lower graticule. Slight worming and two blueish stains in margins well outside plate mark, else VG. Sold [details]

See also The Early Mapping of Hawai'i, #5 above.

Click to enlarge  29. [Mexico] Bowen & Gibson, Mexico or New Spain. London, 1758. 5 x 2. Original Outline Color. Fine. A tiny map with a lengthy caption editorializing against the Spanish, who "massacred & almost totally extirpated" the Mexican Emperor and his subjects. Phillips Atlases 621, #49. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  30. [Mexico] De Fer, Le Vieux Mexique Ou Nouvelle Espagne avec les costes De La Floride... Paris, 1705. 9 x 12. Outline color. VG. From the legendary "Mines de Barbe" to western Cuba and from Santa Fe to Central America. Feather-clad figures support the title cartouche which also lists coordinates for Panama, Acapulco, Mexico City and the mouth of the Mississippi. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  31. [Mexico] Lizars, Mexico & Guatimala. Edinburgh, circa 1831. 16 x 19. Full original color. VG. Texas is shown as the Intendancy of St. Louis De Potosi. "Unknown Parts" appear above the Gila River, and crosses mark the location of mines. $600.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  32. [Caribbean] Visscher, Insulae Americanae... Amsterdam, circa 1682. 18 x 22. Original outline color. A few scattered light brown stains; edge tears repaired else VG. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  33. [Caribbean] Ogilby, Insulae Americanae... London, 1672. 11 x 14. Outline color. Near Fine. Though based on the same geographical sources as the Visscher map above, Ogilby's chart includes rhumb lines and wind roses. $1,350.00 [details]


Click to enlarge  34. [Scotland] Robert de Vaugondy, Le Royaume D'Ecosse..., Paris, 1751 (1768 edition). 19 x 22. Outline color. VG. With scale bar and rococo cartouche. Pedley #52, State 1. $450.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  35. [Channel Islands] Mercator, Anglesey, Isle of Wight, Garnsay, Iarsay. Amsterdam, 1628. 12 x 16. Outline col. Faint show-through of text verso, else VG. Four maps on one sheet. Shows castles, towns even a windmill on Wight. Koeman AN Me 28A; van der Krogt 5700:1A. $600.00 [details]

Rare 18th Century Wall Map

Click to enlarge  36. [Paris] Veuve Roussel, Nouveau Plan De La Ville, Cite, Et Universite De Paris... Paris, 1738. 30 x 50. Traces of original color including faded green in the Seine and in gardens, and occasional faded scarlet highlights on cartouches. Fragile. Conserved and backed with tissue. Cracking and rubbing in several areas. Losses to side margins affecting text. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  37. [Brittany] Jaillot, Le Bretagne... Paris, 1696. 21 x 31. Outline color. Slight discoloration at centerfold, else VG. Extends beyond the peninsula to include Ganville and Mt. St. Michel; south to the salt pans in Poitou. Nautical motifs decorate the cartouche. Symbols in the key help identify 22 entities including anchorages. $650.00 [details]

Early Depictions of the Languedoc Canal

An engineering wonder of its age, the canal, linking the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, was one of Colbert's efforts to improve internal trade in France under Louis XIV. Work was begun in 1666 and completed in 1680.

Click to enlarge  38. [Canal] Du Val, La Carte...Nouveau Canal De Languedoc et pour la Ionction des deux Mers Oceans... Paris, 1681. 13 x 18. Color. Centerfold repairs, scattered stains, old ms. note in inset. Good. An early depiction of the canal which extended from Toulouse to Narbonne. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  39. [Canal] De Fer, La Canal Royal De Languedoc..., Paris, 1716. 8x 12 BW. Age-toned, else VG. The top third of the map follows the course from "Thoulouse" to Narbonne, and eight insets depict segments of the canal, a cut-away view of locks and more. With the accompanying text leaf. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  40. [Catalonia] Du Val, Le Principaute de Catalogne et le Conte de Roussillon... Paris, 1677. 15 x 17. Outline color. Light stains near centerfold and in margins, else VG. A few roads are shown including "Passages des Pyrenees." Pastoureau, DuVal II D #49. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  41. [Savoy, Piedmont] Nolin / Jaillot, Les Etats De Savoye Et De Piemont Presentes A Sa Majeste Pour le Service de ses Troupes... Paris, 1696. 31 x 24. Original outline color with later additions. Centerfold restoration; left margin extended with portions of graticule in facsimile. Overall Good+. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  42. [Dalmatia] Munster, Tabula Rhaetiae Et Vindeliciae. Basel, circa 1550. 10 x 13. BW. VG. Focuses on the region south of the Danube, using classical nomenclature. The Italian peninsula is seen, but with almost no interior detail. A playful element is added with the vignette of a boy on a dolphin, the eye of which is the Island "Delphinus." SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  43. [Gdansk] Homann, Prospect Grundris...Dantzig. Nuremberg, circa 1720. 19 x 22. Original body color. Margins repaired; small losses bottom of neatline at lower centerfold, replaced in facsimile. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  44. [Russia] Ortelius, Russiae, Moscoviae Et Tartariae Descriptio... Antwerp, 1570 (1603 edition). 13 x 17. Full color. Much of the geography is based on the observations of Anthony Jenkinson of the Muscovy Company. Vignettes throughout illustrate local lore. The large figure, upper left, is identified as Ivan, Czar and Duke of Muscovy known to history as Ivan the Terrible. Van den Broecke #162. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  45. [St. Petersburg] Seutter, Nova et accuratissima Urbis St. Petersburg... Augsburg, circa 1740. 19 x 22. Original body color. Near Fine. The top panel shows environs leading to Lake Ladoga. The key identifies the usual churches and palaces but also locates warehouses, the printing house, metalsmiths' quarters, and the "Great Beer House." SOLD [details]


Click to enlarge  46. [Holy Land] Mercator/Hondius, Situs Terrae Promissionis... Amsterdam, 1633. 14 x 19. Original color with some modern refreshment. Faint stain lower centerfold; cf split repaired, else VG. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  47. [Judea] Jansson, Iudaea seu Terrae Israelis Tabula Geographica; in qua Locorum in Veteri et Novo Testamento Celebratissimorum Situs Accurate... Amsterdam, circa 1652. 14 x 18. BW. Crisp impression; wide margins. Marginal worming, else Fine. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  48. [Paradise] Sandrart, Die Gegend Des Irdischen Und Des Landes Canaan... Nuremberg, 1736. 15 x 20. Color. Slight show through, else VG. Shows the route of Abraham from Ur. Charming vignettes feature Adam naming the animals, creation of Eve from Adam's rib, Eve with the apple, the Expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Laor 814. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  49. [Jerusalem] Schedel, Hierosolima. Nuremberg, 1493. 7 x 8 on text leaf. BW. Scattered worming and marginal stains else VG. Woodcut by Michael Wohlgemut for the Nuremberg Chronicle. Imaginary view of the walled city dominated by Solomon's Temple. Verso: narrow page-length view of the Tower of Babel, and a genealogical panel. Laor 1123. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  50. [Jerusalem] De Fer, Plan Du Saint Sepulchre De Notre Siegr. Jesus-Christ... Paris, 1715. 15 x 19. BW. Close trimmed one side. Small tear repaired, small stain in blank area, else VG. SOLD [details]


Click to enlarge  51. [Asia] Munster, Tabula Orientalis Regionsis... Basel, circa 1550. 10 x 13 BW. VG. A highly distorted map. The 7,448 islands noted in the Pacific were reported in the 13th century by Marco Polo and don't reflect actual exploration. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  52. [Asia] Blaeu, Asia noviter delineata... Amsterdam. 1630 (circa 1638). 16 x 22. Original outline color, possibly later color on side panels. Small centerfold separation repaired, else VG. French text verso. Figures in national costume in side panels, small city views on top. Van der Krogt 8000; Potter, p. 117. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  53. [Asia] Lizars, Asia. Edinburgh, circa 1831. Two leaves, each 15 x 34. Original body color. Transference; a few edge tears repaired, else VG. SOLD [details]


Click to enlarge  54. [Pacific] Levasseur, Oceanie. Paris, 1840. Map 8 x 11; with decorative surround 11 x 16 overall. Full color. VG. From the Atlas Universel Illustre. Covers the South Pacific but it is the lush vignettes, portraits of French explorers and other scenes which catch the eye. SOLD [details]

Click to enlarge  55. [New Zealand?] Anon., Pencil sketch of a South Pacific scene. Early 19th century. Image 6 x 14 on leaf 9 x 14. Folded in thirds, else VG. By a talented amateur, possibly after Cook or another explorer. View with two figures in Maori-like garb. Laid paper watermarked "R. Barnard 1816." SOLD [details]


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