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Biblio is proud to not just sell rare and antique books, but to also sell rare and antique maps and atlases. You can find a diverse selection of rare maps and atlases in the Biblio Rare Book Room, and many of them include astounding illustrations and detailed notes. Be sure to browse the rare maps and atlases section of the Biblio Rare Book Room to find a special book or map that just might add considerable value to your rare and antique book collection.



Theatro d'el orbe de la Tierra by ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598)

Antwerp: Jan Baptist Vrients, 1602. Folio (18 x 12 inches). EXCEPTIONALLY FINE HAND-COLOURED engraved title-page HEIGHTED WITH GOLD, coat of arms of Philip III of Spain by P.A. Schottus, portrait of Ortelius and 149 engraved maps by Frans Hogenberg and ot...

From Arader Galleries

$375,000.00


The English Atlas by PITT, Moses (ca. 1639-1697)

Printed at the Theater, for Moses Pitt at the Angel in St.. Pauls Church-Yard, London, 1680-1681-1683-1682, 1680. 4 volumes. Folio (21 4/8 x 14 inches). Letterpress title-pages, two printed in red and black and with small engraved vignettes, letterpress i...

From Arader Galleries

$190,000.00


Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accurata Tabula. by WIT, Frederick de, and Gerard VALK

Amsterdam,: Gerard Valk,, 1690. [c1690-1700]. Hand coloured engraved double-hemisphere map on four sheets, joined and mounted on linen. An Unrecorded Wall Map of the World. A highly decorative world map from the ‘Dutch Golden Age’. The map consists ...

From Daniel Crouch Rare Books

£140,000.00


Atlas-i Cedid (the modern Atlas) with the text, Ucalet ul Cografiya. 2 vols. by Mahmud Raif Pasha

The Text volume printed in 1218 H-1803 AD by Abd ur Rahman el Muderris in Uskudar. 79 ff in hard cover binding with gilt Tughra of the Sultan Abdul Hamid II. and the second volume in full leather binding tooled in gold, contains 24 maps (of 25) lacking th...

From Archive

$145,000.00


Ottoman manuscript maritime/naval map (the coastal map from Basra to Qatar by the Ottoman naval survey. Together with a printed report by the Ottoman ministry of foreign affairs: the question of the Qatar coasts ) by The Ottoman naval survey

1908 Map. Very Good. No Binding. Detailed Ottoman manuscript coastal map on silk paper, 85 x 29.5 cm contains: Basra, Muhammara, Kuwait islands (with the location of an assumed rail road beginning from Umm Qasr), Kuwait, and its harbours, Eastern Nejd and...

From Archive

$100,000.00


cihannuma (mirror of the world) complete copy with all of the maps, contemporary hand-colored by KATIB CELEBI (Mustafa ibn Abd Allah, aka Haci Halife, 1609-1657)

with 40 contemporary hand-colored maps complete. corners of the first 4p. repaired with missing of few words from the preface. otherwise, fine copy in modern fine Ottoman style binding lavishly gilt in gold. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION OF THE JIHANNUMA. Plann...

From Archive

$80,000.00


Tuhfet ul Kibar fi Esfar il Bihar, complete with the all maps contemporarly hand colored by katib Celebi, Haci Halife

complete fine copy with the 5 maps of which 4 are colored in contemporary hands.In modern fine Ottoman style binding. on The naval expeditions, printed by Ibrahim Muteferrika in 1141 H. (1728-1729)....

From Archive

$50,000.00


OTTOMAN ATLAS CONTAINS THIRTY NINE HAND COLORED MAPS PREPARED AND PRINTED IN THE MUHENDISHANE I BERRI HUMAYUN (THE ROYAL SCHOOL OF MILITARY ENGNEERING) IN ISTANBUL. POSSIBLY THE FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE ATLAS TO BE PRINTED IN USKUDAR AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE TELEGRAPH LINES IN THE OTTOMAN WILAYAS (STATES) by THE OTTOMAN AUTHORITY

Uskudar: MuhendisHane-i Berr-i Humatun (The Royal school of military engneering) Atlas. Illus. by YUMNI. Very Good. Hardcover. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. 1860's THIRTY NINE HAND COLORED MAPS MOSTLY SIGNED BY (YUMNI). MOST OF THEM ARE DESCRIBED IN THE OT...

From Archive

$50,000.00


cihannuma or Jihannuma (Mirror of the world) by KATIB CELEBI (Mustafa ibn Abd Allah, aka Haci Halife, 1609-1657)

SPECIAL PRICE.. The small map (on single page) of China, first page of the preface and last page of the index are facsimiles, else; complete with 39 original maps and shapes, mint condition and wide complete margins. 698pp of Ottoman Turkish text, printed...

From Archive

$45,000.00


Baye de Chesapeake en 4 feuilles avec les Bas fonds, Passes, Entrees, Sondes et Routes... Patowmack, Patapsco, et Nord-Est d'apres les Dessins de Navigateurs Experimentes, principal d'apres A. Smith Pilote de St. Marys; Comparees avec les Nouvelles Levees de Virginie et Maryland by SMITH, After Anthony

Paris: George Louis Le Rouge, 1778. Copper-engraved map on 2 sheets, 21 x 55 inches each. Marvelous Chesapeake Bay chart made during the American Revolution. The first French edition of Chesapeake pilot Anthony Smith's highly detailed chart of Chesapea...

From Donald Heald Rare Books

$45,000.00


Carey's General Atlas by CAREY, Mathew (1760-1839)

Philadelphia: M. Carey, 1800. Folio. (17 x 14 inches). 49 engraved maps, (including 26 double-page or folding, 'A Map of the part of the N.W. Territory of the United States' printed on heavy paper and coloured in outline in a contemporary hand.) (Occasio...

From Donald Heald Rare Books

$37,500.00


Ottoman manuscript map of Iraq and Vilayet-i Basra containing Kuwait and the northern parts of Nejd by Ottoman military staff

Map. Very Good. No Binding. 97x67 cm. manuscript ink and colours with a big manuscript logo of the Ottoman military staff. After the map made by the British military staff in 1907, published by the lithographic press in 1911 and preserved in the Topograph...

From Archive

$35,000.00


Atlas Universel by ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Gilles & Didier

Paris: les Auteurs & Boudet, 1757 Engraved title, 108 engraved maps (3 folding 105 double-page), all hand-coloured in outline and mounted on guards, each map with original stencilled title on the verso, uncut. (Occasional browning and creasing, a few ...

From Louis Caron

CA$29,600.00


Plan of the City of New York by RATZER, Bernard (fl.1756-77)

London: Jefferys & Faden, 1831. Copper-engraved map by Thomas Kitchin after Bernard Ratzer, in very good condition, apart from some expert repairs to old folds and the lower margin. A fine copy of an apparently unrecorded second state of this important p...

From Donald Heald Rare Books

$22,500.00


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